Online News July 2, 2012

  • [Expreview.com] GTX 680 4-Way SLI Smashed World Record

    Recently overclocking player Hazzan conducted 4-Way SLI mode towards GTX 680, finally he broke the world record under 3DMark 11 Performance settings. According to the data displayed in HWBOT, Hazzen used GTX 680 4-Way SLI to run at the scoring of P33190 in 3DMark 11 Performance mode, which was 39…
  • [Anandtech.com] Plextor M3 Pro (256GB) Review

    If you are an active reader, you might remember our Plextor M3 review (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5628/the-plextor-m3-review) from a few months back. As I noted in the review, I wasn’t expecting much when I received the SSD; a Marvell based SSD from a relatively unknown brand when it comes to…
  • [OCIA.net] Noctua NH-L12 L-Type Low-Profile Cooler

    Often built into micro-ATX or smaller chassis, HTPC aficionados demand small size and silent operation over sheer performance. Noctua aims to target the HTPC crowd with the release of their latest cooler, the NH-L12. Following in the footsteps of their C-Type NH-C14 that we reviewed here last year,…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Asustek co-brands Nexus 7 to increase value of their own brand

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    Asustek and Google are partners in the development and distribution of the Google Nexus 7, and, according to analyst, Asustek is utilizing the co-branding opportunity to enhance their brand rather than to make money.

  • [Expreview.com] Amazon Readies Two New Kindle Fire Tablets

    According to the report from BGR, Amazon is preparing for its two new Kindle Fire tablets coming with 7-inch and 10-inch models. The 7-inch model employs dual-core processor, while 10.1-inch model packs quad-core processor. The two tablets feature improved metal casing, a front-facing camera and a…
  • [VR-Zone.com] First Look: ASUS ROG Maximus V Extreme (Z77) – An Overclocker’s Dream Motherboard

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    Last month we looked at the much coveted Maximus V Formula (http://vr-zone.com/articles/first-look-asus-rog-maximus-v-formula-z77-with-thunderfx-audio/16326.html) and today we have another board from the ASUS Republic…

  • [VR-Zone.com] Apple Cleared of Scrambling Patent Infringement

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    Apple has yet another win under its belt with a pre-trial decision by a US District Court judge that clears Apple of the scrambling technology patent asserted by Samsung.

    More……

  • [Techreport.com] No Flash plug-in coming to Android 4.1—ever

    What’s that sound? It’s the death knell ringing for Flash on Android. Adobe announced yesterday (http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2012/06/flash-player-and-android-update.html) that its Flash plug-in doesn’t support—and will never support—the new version of Google’s mobile operating…
  • [Techreport.com] Thermaltake Cyclone Edition mouse integrates cooling fan

    Thermaltake’s new gaming mouse blows away the competition. Literally. The Black Element Cyclone Edition (http://www.ttesports.com/products/product.aspx?g=feature&s=32) has a 30-mm fan mounted just in front of its main buttons:

    Image: http://techreport.com/r.x/2012q2/tt-fanmouse.jpg …

  • [Expreview.com] PowerColor Introduces Low-Profile Radeon HD 7750 LP Graphics Card

    Lately PowerColor introduces its Radeon HD 7750 LP graphics card, which adopts single-slot and low-profile design. The card is based on 28nm Cape Verde core, features 512 stream processors, 32 texture units, 16 ROPs, 1GB GDDR5 memory, core/memory frequencies of 800MHz/1125MHz with memory interface…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_7 Up_*
    1. Computerworld cites report: Full upgrades to Windows 8 only from Windows 7 (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9228661/Report_Full_upgrades_to_Windows_8_only_from_Windows_7)
    2. Taipei Times: UMC and IBM team up to develop 20nm chips…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Coupon codes and other goodies

    We’re taking a break from our usual deal hunting this week to bring you a handful of nifty coupon codes. Newegg happens to have a number of those right now, all covering broad swaths of products—and all expiring either at the end of the month or early in July.

    For starters, the e-tailer is…

  • [Techreport.com] Google’s pricey Nexus Q media streamer made in the USA

    $200 tablets and $1,500 glasses weren’t the only devices Google revealed during its I/O conference this week. It also debuted the Nexus Q (https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_q), a “social streaming media player” designed for the living room. Inside the Q’s orb-like shell lies…
  • [VR-Zone.com] ASUS Readies Dragon HD 7850 DirectCU II Graphics Card

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    ASUS unveiled pictures of its Radeon HD 7850 DirectCU II Dragon Edition graphics card. The new SKU is designed for specific markets, and is expected to be priced on par with reference clock speed models, perhaps even…

  • [Anandtech.com] AMD Posts Catalyst 12.6 WHQL, 12.7 Beta

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6062/amd_logo_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6062/amd-posts-catalyst-126-whql-127-beta)

    Closing out the month of June, AMD has posted two new Catalyst driver builds.

    The first is Catalyst 12.6…

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