Online News June 25, 2012

  • [Expreview.com] Canon Launches New Mixed Reality System

    Canon Inc., Canon Marketing Japan Inc., and Canon IT Solutions Inc. recently announced the introduction in Japan of the MR (Mixed Reality) System, a product design tool that merges the real and virtual worlds to contribute to reduced development times during the product design process. The new…
  • [Techreport.com] Sunday Shortbread

    *_7 Up_*
    1. X-bit labs: AMD hires network specialist to lead server efforts (http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20120622221020_AMD_Hires_Network_Specialist_to_Lead_Server_Efforts.html)
    2. The Digital Lifestyle: TV tuner and WMC remote control and
    receiver no longer included…
  • [Expreview.com] Resident Evil 6 Gameplay Videos Debut

    Lately Capcom releases two new gameplay videos of Resident Evil 6. The game is scheduled to release for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on October 2, 2012. Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 promises to be the dramatic horror experience of 2012. Resident Evil favorites Leon S. Kennedy and…
  • [Expreview.com] Microsoft 10.6-inch Surface Tablet May Start at $599

    According to the source from Digitimes, Microsoft 10.6-inch Surface Tablet will be outsourced to Pegatron Technology for assembly, the Windows RT-based model with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 will be priced above US$599. In addition, the Windows 8 Pro-based Surface tablets with Ivy Bridge processor, which will…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. Ars Technica: Write speeds for phase-change memory reach record limits (http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/06/write-speeds-for-phase-change-memory-reach-record-limits/)
    2. VR-Zone: Sapphire changes…
  • [Techreport.com] Dishonored dev: for us, the PC is ‘a religion’

    I hadn’t heard about Arkane Studios’ Dishonored until our own Geoff Gasior wrote about those teaser (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/22818) trailers (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/23029), but now, I’m waiting impatiently for the game. The moody atmosphere and art direction reminds me of…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Ever-cheaper SSDs and other bargains

    You probably got the memo by now: SSD prices are going down, down, down, and the deals are getting hotter. We have evidence in the form of fancy graphs (http://techreport.com/articles.x/23149), but all it takes is a look at SSD prices at Newegg, and you can confirm the trend for yourself.

    Just…

  • [Anandtech.com] The next-gen MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review

    Apple makes the bulk of its revenue from devices that don’t look like traditional personal computers. For the past couple of years I’ve been worried that it would wake up and decide the traditional Mac is a burden, and it should instead be in the business of strictly selling consumer…
  • [Techreport.com] Leaked slides tease Haswell-EP details

    Although server-grade CPUs based on Intel’s Ivy Bridge silicon have yet to arrive, rumors are already swirling about what’s in the cards for Intel’s next, next enterprise platform. Purported details about Haswell-EP have popped up in a series of slides leaked in the Chiphell forums…
  • [Anandtech.com] Amped Wireless R20000G, SR20000G, and UA2000: Routers, Repeaters, and Adapters (Oh My!)

    A couple months back, we were contacted by Amped Wireless and offered a chance to look at their latest dual-band 802.11n router, the R20000G. Along with the router, Amped also sent their updated dual-band directional wireless adapter, the UA2000. Instead of your typical omnidirectional antenna, the…
  • [Techreport.com] HDTV maker Vizio has intriguing ultrabooks

    I didn’t think much of the news that Vizio was getting into the PC business. The company is best known for its HDTVs, which probably line the shelves of your local Costco and Walmart. A popular line of big-screen TVs doesn’t exactly set up one for success in the PC industry, though.

    After…

  • [Techreport.com] High-DPI Acer tablet now available for $449.99

    Android tablets with high-DPI displays are finally breaking cover. As The Verge reports, Acer’s Iconia Tab A700 is now available (http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/22/3110019/acer-iconia-tab-a700-now-shipping) from Acer’s own online store (http://us-store.acer.com/category.aspx?catid=112). The device…
  • [Legitreviews.com] BitFenix Shinobi XL Full Tower Case Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1953/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1953/1/)Today we take a look at the latest offering from BitFenix, the Shinobi XL. BitFenix took their proven Shinobi case and upsized it accomodate the largest of hardware today. This case…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Samsung’s S-Voice Also Retains Audio on Server

    As Apple’s Siri voice command system grows in popularity, so have the privacy concerns stemming from the fact that Siri retains commands on Apple’s servers. IBM, for instance, banned its employees from using Siri for official business over corporate espionage fears. Apple doesn’t hide this fact, as…
  • [Expreview.com] Synology Introduces DiskStation DS112+ NAS Server

    Synology recently introduces its DiskStation DS112+ all-in-one NAS server, which offers high performance with energy-efficient and quiet design for small and medium business. Synology DiskStation DS112+ is powered by a 2.0 GHz processor and includes 512MB of memory, boasting read and write speeds…

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