Online News June 9, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Friday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. AppleInsider: Apple to unveil (http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/06/08/apple_to_unveil_entirely_new_macbook_series_at_wwdc_insiders_say.html) entirely new MacBook series at WWDC, insiders say
    2. Mac Rumors: Apple to introduce third MacBook line with Retina Display…
  • [Bit-tech.net] Should size be the new battleground in the motherboard market?

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/blog/2012/06/is-size-the-new-battleground/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/2012/06/08/is-size-the-new-battleground/)I don’t think it’s unfair to say that the motherboard market has been getting a little stale of late.

    It’s a statement that’s…

  • [Techreport.com] Metro-flavored Chrome coming to Windows 8

    Folks using the Windows 8 Release Preview will soon have another browser to try out: Chrome, the “dev channel” release of which is about to gain Metro support (http://blog.chromium.org/2012/06/try-chrome-in-metro-mode.html). Google’s Carlos Pizano teased the upcoming pre-release rollout with an…
  • [Anandtech.com] Synaptics’ Hinge-less Clickpad and More at Computex 2012

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5965/DSC_7120_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5965/synaptics-hingeless-clickpad-and-more-at-computex-2012)

    After snagging long time AMD/ATIer Godfrey Cheng (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5757/amds-godfrey-cheng-joins-rick-bergman-at-synaptics),…

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Noctua Makes the ‘Stealth-Helicopter’ of PC Fans

    Austrian cooling company Noctua is developing a PC fan that employs Active Noise Cancellation technology, which if the company’s claims hold true, would make for a nearly silent cooler. Noctua has partnered with RotoSub to apply this technology to a P.C environment. Active Noise Cancellation works…
  • [Anandtech.com] US-CERT Takes AMD To Task On Driver Security

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5966/US-CERT.png (http://i4memory.com/show/5966/uscert-takes-amd-to-task-on-driver-security)

    In a bit of an odd move, the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has posted a vulnerability report (http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/458153) and a blog…

  • [Expreview.com] ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DC II TOP Graphics Card Review

    ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP Introduction Earlier ASUS unleashes its GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP graphics card, though the material and overclocking performance are decent, the huge tri-slot size makes many players annoyed. However, later the company offers its GTX 670 DirectCU II, which comes a much…
  • [Techreport.com] Fractal Design’s Node enclosures ripe for the living room

    Computex — We first met with Fractal Design at last year’s Computex trade show, so it was only fitting that we visited the company again this year. It’s a good thing we did, because Fractal has a new line of Node cases that look very slick.

    Image:…

  • [Techreport.com] First Unreal Engine 4 videos now available

    Last month, we saw the first screenshots (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/22958) of Epic’s first Unreal Engine 4 demo. Sadly, the full demo was kept from public eyes, so a handful of still shots was all we got.

    Well, that’s been rectified. On its GeForce.com website, Nvidia has posted…

  • [Techreport.com] Next-gen NAND demoed in SandForce SSDs

    Computex — Solid-state drives with next-generation NAND are on the way, and some of them will undoubtedly feature SandForce’s SF-2000 controllers. While visiting SandForce’s suite at Computex, we caught our first glimpse of SSDs equipped with the latest flash memory from Intel, Micron, and…
  • [Legitreviews.com] E3 Expo 2012 – SteelSeries Shows Off New Gaming Mice & Headsets

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1947/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1947/1/)SteelSeries was at the E3 Expo this week showing off a number of new gaming peripherals that should appeal to our audience. The big push for E3 are peripherals for Counter-Strike: Global…
  • [Legitreviews.com] E3 Expo 2012 – Our Annual Booth Babe Special

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1949/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1949/1/)Many of our readers have been giving very positive feedback on our coverage of this years Electronic Entertainment Expo and today we conclude it with booth babes! To keep up with the demand…
  • [Techpowerup.com] HIS Radeon HD 7970 X2 IceQ Graphics Card Pictured

    We knew back in May (http://www.techpowerup.com/166643/AMD-AIB-Partners-Said-to-be-Working-on-quot-HD-7970-X2-quot-.html), that PowerColor isn’t the only AMD AIB partner with a custom-design dual-HD 7970 graphics card (≠ HD 7990) in the works, and that other partners are also attempting high-end…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Biostar Displays Hi-Fi Series A85-based Socket FM2 Motherboards

    Biostar is ready with a trio of socket FM2 motherboards, based on AMD’s new A85 FCH chipset, the higher-end Hi-Fi A85X, mid-range Hi-Fi A85W, and value Hi-Fi A85S. Biostar implemented some of its latest innovations on the two. To begin with, the thee feature Hi-Fi amplifiers for the analog channels…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Eurocom Ships Fox 4.0 15.6-inch Notebook

    Eurocom Corporation, a developer of long lifespan, high performance, fully upgradable Notebooks and Mobile Workstations has launched a small form factor notebook with up to 3 terabytes storage via three 1 terabyte storage drives, 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge Processors, up to 16GB…

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