Online News June 16, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] NYT: Microsoft to release its own Windows 8 tablet

    Later this year, we’re going to see hardware makers compete to see who can offer the best Windows 8 tablet. If the New York Times is correct, there’s going to be a slight twist: those hardware makers will end up competing not just with each other, but also with Microsoft itself.

    Quoting unnamed…

  • [Techreport.com] Toshiba builds a bigger tablet

    For a while now, we’ve wondered aloud about what it might be like to use a larger tablet. The screens on most of today’s slates measure 10 inches or less, but there’s some appeal to a display with more real estate. Toshiba apparently agrees, because its new Excite tablet…
  • [Anandtech.com] Pipeline Review: Razer Tiamat 7.1

    * Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6011/_DSC7996_575px.JPG (http://i4memory.com/show/6011/pipeline-review-razer-tiamat-71)*

    * What is it? *

    Razer’s Tiamat 7.1, the first headset to feature 10 discrete drivers for true 7.1 surround sound.

    * How much? *

  • [Techreport.com] Keep calm and buy old tech

    Image: http://techreport.com/r.x/2012_6_15_Keep_calm_and_buy_old_tech/MacHole_keepcalm2.jpg In my mind, I’ve always been an early adopter. In my mind, I’m also Bruce Wayne’s wealthier uncle, Gustav, who thinks Batman’s a punk for refusing to use micronukes for crowd control. In my mind, I have many…
  • [Techreport.com] Rumor: 13” Retina MacBook Pro expected in October

    I have to admit, I was a little disappointed to see Apple release only one notebook with a high-density display this week. The 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina display might be an impressive feat of engineering, but its $2,199 price tag and 15″ display size makes it feel a little… well,…
  • [Bigbruin.com] Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler

    Image: http://bigbruin.com/images/articles/811/icon.jpg (http://bigbruin.com/content/nhl12_1)The Noctua NH-L12 is an excellent choice for an HTPC or desktop system where space is at a premium. With the 120mm fan installed on top of the cooler it stands just 93mm tall, and if you can manage to run…
  • [Techreport.com] Meet Valve’s resident economist

    What does Valve software have in common with the European economic crisis? Yanis Varoufakis. This economics PhD has written a couple of books on the world’s current financial disaster, and he’s now taken a position as Valve’s “economist-in-residence.” Surprisingly, Varoufakis isn’t a gamer. He…
  • [Techpowerup.com] EA Starts Medal of Honor Charity for Fallen Soldiers

    EA has started a new program to generate awareness and charitable contributions to fallen Special Operations soldiers, titled “Project Honor.” The program is a marketing tie-in with the upcoming Medal of Honor Warfighter, but it’s also planning some smart ways to benefit military charities. Various…
  • [Legitreviews.com] Western Digital My Net N900 HD Dual-Band Wireless Router Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1957/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1957/1/)Western Digital has entered the very crowded market of Wireless Routers with their introduction of the My Net Family of Dual-Band Routers including the N900 which we take for a spin today….
  • [VR-Zone.com] First Look: ASUS ThunderboltEX PCIe Upgrade Card

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/16298/IMG_0894.jpg

    Officially announced at Computex last week, the ThunderboltEX PCIe expansion card (and its dual port version…

  • [Techpowerup.com] HP Pavilion dv6 Gets AMD Trinity APU

    HP unveiled a new variant of its Pavilion dv6 15.6-inch notebook driven by AMD A8-4500M quad-core APU (model: dv6-7010us). The A8-4500M packs four x86-64 cores clocked at 1.90~2.80 GHz, 4 MB total cache, and Radeon HD 7640G integrated graphics. The APU is backed by 6 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory….
  • [Techpowerup.com] Diablo 3 Tops Sales Charts for May

    The games market went to Hell in May. Diablo III topping retail software sales for the month, according to the latest sales figures from NPD, and helped fuel a resurgence in the PC games space. Other top performers included Max Payne 3, which launched the same day as Diablo III, as well as Sniper…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Intel Releases HD Graphics Beta Driver for Windows 8 Release Preview

    Intel released a new beta driver for processors with integrated graphics, for the Windows 8 Release Preview. Carrying the version number 15.28.0.64.2770, the driver supports Windows Display Driver Model Version 1.2 (WDDM 1.2), and enables features such as stereoscopic 3D, optimized screen rotation…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) VIZIO Thin+Light Series Premium PCs Launched

    VIZIO, America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company*, announced today the availability of its highly anticipated line of innovative personal computers designed to work hard and play hard. By combining its entertainment know-how with the unmatched power of the latest Intel Core processors, VIZIO intends to set a…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD FirePro W9000 Dual-GPU Graphics Card Pictured, Design Precursor of HD 7990?

    At the AMD Fusion Developer Summit (AFDS) 2012, the host unveiled its next flagship professional graphics card, the FirePro W9000. What makes the card particularly interesting is that it is dual-GPU, packing two Tahiti-derived GPUs, the same chips that go into making Radeon HD 7900 series. The…

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