Online News June 19, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Super Talent Adds USB 3.0 Express ST2 to its Affordable Flash Drive Family

    Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, announced yet another addition to its rapidly growing USB 3.0 Flash drive family. The new USB 3.0 Express ST2 series bears it’s creativity in an affordable high capacity 2 channel USB 3.0 drive.
  • [Techpowerup.com] EVGA Rolls Out Pwnage 2 Mousepad

    EVGA made an addition to its small lineup of gaming-grade Pwnage family of mousepads, with the Pwnage 2 (part number: E00B-00-000032). Not much different from the original Pwnage mousepad (E00B-00-000007), it launched with two other designs in June 2011, the Pwnage 2 features a slightly different…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Microsoft Announces Surface: New Family of PCs for Windows

    Today at an event in Hollywood, Microsoft unveiled Surface: PCs built to be the ultimate stage for Windows. Company executives showed two Windows tablets and accessories that feature significant advances in industrial design and attention to detail. Surface is designed to seamlessly transition…
  • [Hothardware.com] Intel Announces MIC Xeon Phi For Exascale Computing

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/KC-Feature.png (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-Announces-MIC-Xeon-Phi-Aims-For-Exascale-Computing/)At the International Supercomputing Conference today, Intel announced that Knights corner, the company’s first commercial Many Integrated Core (MIC)…
  • [Anandtech.com] Microsoft’s Major Announcement in LA – We’re There!

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6015/_DSC8057_575px.JPG (http://i4memory.com/show/6015/microsofts-major-announcement-in-la-were-there)

    We’re at Microsoft’s major announcement in LA – it’s been shrouded in secrecy, with Redmond only releasing venue details earlier today (a mere 5 hours…

  • [Techreport.com] Hybrid SSD design combines NAND, memristor-based ReRAM

    Hybrid storage solutions are nothing new, but they typically combine solid-state and mechanical storage. A team of Japanese researchers has now developed a hybrid SSD design that relies on two flavors of solid-state storage: NAND and ReRAM. Unlike DRAM, memristor-based ReRAM is non-volatile,…
  • [OCIA.net] OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Solid State Drive

    The Everest 2 platform comes as a result of OCZ’s acquisition of Indilinx in early 2011 but it isn’t the first time we have seen the Indilinx brand stamped on a Vertex drive. The company launched the original Vertex SSD as one of the pioneering flash storage solutions for mainstream users with an…
  • [Techreport.com] Spec Ops: The Line demo released on Steam

    Back in the day, game demos were commonplace. Before a new title would come out, gamers would be able to download a playable demo that offered just enough of a taste to figure out whether the full version was worth the asking price. Demos are rare these days, seemingly replaced by carefully…
  • [Overclock3D.net] Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Review

    With the latest Z77 chipset on board we take a look at the Gigabyte Sniper 3 and see if it matches its predecessors.

    More… (http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/gigabyte_g1_sniper_3_review/1)

  • [Anandtech.com] StarTech.com USB 3.0 to SATA IDE HDD Docking Station Review

    StarTech.com specializes in gadgets performing niche, yet handy functions. We reviewed (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4737/) their portable SATA duplicator last year, and this time around we have another interesting gadget from their stables. SATA and IDE hard drive docks / enclosures are a dime a…
  • [Expreview.com] Apple to Unveil 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display?

    Earlier Apple has released its next-generation 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. But will the company offer a smaller model? According to the source from TomsHardware, Apple is going to introduce a 13-inch MacBook Pro which is also based on Retina Display in October. The new model will…
  • [Techreport.com] Knight’s Corner is now Xeon Phi

    The Intel project code-named Larrabee was intended to produce a discrete graphics processor to compete with chips from Nvidia and AMD. When that project was canned (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/18083), Intel decided to keep the work going (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/19002) by…
  • [Expreview.com] DeepCool Offers N9 Extreme Laptop Cooling Pad

    After N9, DeepCool lately unleashes its N9 Extreme cooling pad, which also supports 6 different supporting angles (0/12/24/33/40/45°). The cooling pad features the entire Aluminum panel, offers the high performance in cooling, larger touch area on hot surface, faster transportation of the heat and…
  • [Techreport.com] Purportedly leaked Xbox 720 specs give us a headache

    The folks at PC Mag claim to have a leaked 56-page document (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2405922,00.asp) that lays out in some detail Microsoft’s plans for its next-gen game console, purportedly dubbed the Xbox 720. There are some potentially interesting bits in the story about…
  • [Expreview.com] New Kindle Fire Price May Drop to $149

    According to the source from the upstream supply chain, Amazon is going to launch a new 7-inch tablet to replace the existing Kindle Fire, standing a chance to reduce the pricing to US$149. In compliance with the report from Digitimes, Amazon will release another 7-inch model (1280*800) with…

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