Online News July 4, 2012

  • [Anandtech.com] 350-450W Roundup: 11 Cheap PSUs

    Today we’re looking at some inexpensive ATX power supplies with a low output power. In most cases there is no need for a 1KW power supply when 350W to 450W units with an adequate cable configuration will do just fine. This is why we will review a few PSUs from manufacturers throughout the world…
  • [Expreview.com] CPU-Z v1.61 Available for Download

    Graphics card information and monitoring tool CPU-Z has updated to 1.61 version. The updated features for CPU-Z v1.61 are shown as follows: * Support Intel CedarTrail platform * Support VIA VX11 chipset * Support Intel Xeon E5 processors * Fix wrong CPU clock speed under Windows 8 Download CPU-Z…
  • [Techreport.com] Rumor mill predicts 7.85” iPad, thinner iPad 3

    The new iPad is barely four months old, but that doesn’t seem to bother the rumor mill. Earlier this morning, we came across not one, but two stories about even newer iPads purportedly due out this summer and this fall. Apple, it sounds like, is keeping quite busy.

    First, DigiTimes quotes a…

  • [Expreview.com] Sony Acquires Cloud Gaming Company Gaikai

    Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gaikai, the world’s leading interactive cloud-based gaming company for approximately US$380 million. Through the acquisition, SCE will establish a new cloud service, ensuring that it continues to…
  • [Techreport.com] Tuesday Shortbread

    *_The Pick 6_*
    1. VR-Zone reports ultrabook sales picking up (http://vr-zone.com/articles/ultrabook-sales-picking-up-11-of-the-market-already-/16401.html): 11% of the market already?
    2. X-bit labs: Samsung samples…
  • [Techreport.com] Only 11% of Android devices run Ice Cream Sandwich

    Android 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich, was released last fall. More than eight months later, it’s migrated to just 11% of Android devices. The real figure may actually be a little lower; Google’s numbers (http://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html) are based on Android…
  • [Techreport.com] GeForce 304.79 beta drivers add TXAA, fix bugs

    Howdy, GeForce users! Hope you’ve got time for another driver installation.

    It’s only taken two weeks, but Nvidia has already posted some new beta drivers to supersede last month’s 304.48 release. The new 304.79 beta release (http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/46279) is no …

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  • [Techreport.com] Have lousy motherboard fan control? Install SpeedFan

    As TR’s resident fan-control nerd, I’ve spent far too much time critiquing how motherboards go about adjusting fan speeds in response to system temperatures. Some boards offer plenty of fan control options in their firmware, while others use software found on the accompanying driver CD. …
  • [Hothardware.com] Alienware M17x R4 (2012), Ivy Bridge and Kepler Refresh

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/alienware_M17x-thumb.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Alienware-M17x-Refreshed/)The term “laptop” can only be loosely applied to the nearly 9.39-pound Alienware M17x–you don’t exactly want to have the thing perched on your lap for any…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Samsung Starts Sampling 16GB DDR4 Modules

    Samsung has begun sampling 16GB DDR4 RDIMMs for servers manufactured around the 30nm process node. “By launching these new high-density DDR4 modules, Samsung is embracing closer technical cooperation with key CPU and server companies for development of next-generation green IT systems,” said…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] August 15 Will Be the End of Flash on Android

    The reports of the death of Flash on the mobile web have not been greatly exaggerated. Late last week Adobe said there would be no certified implementations of Flash onto Android 4.1. “Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash…
  • [Expreview.com] Ubisoft Releases New Assassin?s Creed III Trailer

    Ubisoft recently lets out new Assassin’s Creed III trailer, the scene is set in American Independence War. Assassin’s Creed III will land on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on October 30th, currently the pre-order has been available. Xbox 360/PS3 and PC versions have pre-order price of US$59.99 and US$49.99,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Toshiba Responds to Jury Verdict in a U.S. Class Action for LCD Price Fixing

    Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) and its subsidiary, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), announced today that a jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco) has issued a verdict against Toshiba in the amount of US$87 million due to…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) UEFI Forum Releases UEFI 2.3.1 Specification Update

    The UEFI Forum has ratified an update to the UEFI 2.3.1 Specification that adds important firmware considerations and addresses numerous engineering change requests. The updated Specification will be referred to as “UEFI 2.3.1C”.

    * UEFI 2.3.1C adds: An OS Indications Variable – OS/FW feature &…

  • [VR-Zone.com] 4K Video Hits the Sweet Spot: A $945 4K Webcam?

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/16531/PointGrey_4KFleaUSB3.jpg

    While RED Digital Camera and other manufacturers like JVC are keeping the prices of 4K cameras in the non-palatable price range for the vast majority of consumers, Point Gray has released a $945 camera…

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