Online News July 6, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) GIGABYTE Launches World’s First Fully Certified Dual Port Thunderbolt Motherboards

    GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the latest GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards, the very first to offer fully certified dual onboard Thunderbolt ports. Capable of connecting up to 12 devices plus 3 digital displays simultaneously,…
  • [Techreport.com] Etc.

    I hope you had a good 4th of July holiday.

    We traditionally try to blow things up in some sort of epic fashion, but this year, our celebration had to be a little bit low-key, with a new baby in the house. Rather than brewing up quasi-legal explosive mayhem in the countryside, we …

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  • [OCIA.net] Cooler Master ARC Stand for Macbook and iPad

    Cooler Master recently sent out a press release announcing the availability of the ARC Macbook and iPad Stand. We saw this device briefly during our meeting with Cooler Master at CES earlier this year although it didn’t make our final coverage article. Today we will be taking a closer look at the…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] GIGABYTE Launches World’s First Fully Certified Dual Port Thunderbolt Motherboards

    Computex 2012 was the coming out party of Thunderbolt: much like the Firewire protocol of yore, Thunderbolt made the jump from Mac to PC. Dual Thunderbolt boards are sure to be promising, as theoretically one could have 12 devices and 2 displays powered from just these two ports.* GIGABYTE…
  • [Expreview.com] NZXT Reveals Hue LED Controller

    Lately NZXT offers its Hue LED controller, which gives PC enthusiasts the power to completely customize chassis illumination. With three RGB controls, Hue LED controller enables users to adjust the color fade, pulsating light effects, and brightness levels of your internal LED sleeve. It also…
  • [Anandtech.com] Motorola Atrix HD For AT&T Peeks Out, Looks Sharp

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6071/Screen Shot 2012-07-05 at 12.33.25 PM_575px.png (http://i4memory.com/show/6071/motorola-atrix-hd-for-att-peeks-out-looks-sharp)

    I (http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6071/Screen Shot 2012-07-05 at 12.33.25 PM.png)mage courtesy of Droid-Life…

  • [Techreport.com] Sennheiser’s HD 558 headphones are cans of whoop-ass

    It’s rumored that if you give a mouse a cookie, he’ll probably ask you for a glass of milk. They also say that if you give a geek at $250 gift card, he’s bound to ask for some FLAC audio to complement the mountain of Newegg boxes on the doorstep. Okay, maybe they don’t say that just yet—I…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] ASUS GTX 670 DirectCu II TOP Review

    ASUS’ new GTX 670 DirectCu II Top is one of the highest clocked GTX 670 cards on the market but there’s much more than just GTX 680-like performance. *It uses an excellent dual slot cooler and boasts upgraded components but with some fierce competition to contend with, is its $30 premium over the…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Did Joe Biden Order the Shutdown of MegaUpload?

    Joe Biden has been accused by former cyberlocker mogul Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz of personally ordering the shutdown of MegaUpload at the behest of the MPAA. Mr. Schmitz’s purported evidence is a White House visitor’s log he obtained that shows a meeting took place in the White House between Vice…
  • [Techreport.com] Quantum Conundrum demo free on Steam

    If you liked Portal, you might want to check out the Quantum Conundrum demo that’s been released on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/200010/?snr=1_7_7_151_150_1). The game was designed by Kim Swift, who was also the lead designer on Valve’s popular first-person puzzler. Quantum Conundrum…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Report: Macbook Air Will Triumph Over Ultrabooks in 2012

    Though P.C fans are loath to admit it, non-Apple OEMs have been forced to play catch-up to Apple in many ways – mostly in the market of small form factor laptops and tablets. While Apple invented neither of form factors, they certainly dominate in these markets. The Macbook Air, for instance, has…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Corsair Announces Force Series GS SSDs

    Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Force Series GS solid-state drives (SSDs). The new SSDs, which offer the fastest overall performance in Corsair’s SandForce-based lineup, will initially ship in capacities of 180…
  • [Legitreviews.com] Phanteks PH-TC14CS C-Type CPU Cooler Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1970/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1970/1/) Today we have the second HSF offering from Phanteks. The Phanteks PH-TC14CS is a down draft CPU cooler, rather than a standard tower cooler. With Dual Phanteks PH-F140 Premium 140mm fans…
  • [Techreport.com] Thursday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*

    1. Bill Gates says that Surface tablet won’t hurt OEMs (http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12436) on Charlie Rose
    2. Fudzilla: Richland (http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/27783-richland-28nm-apu-uses-fm2-socket) 28nm APU uses FM2 socket
    and AMD next-gen named…

  • [Techreport.com] Release roundup: Force GS SSDs, a case window, and LED lighting

    Things will probably be a little slow for the rest of the week due to the Independence Day holiday. However, a few new product announcements managed to hit our inbox before everyone took off for an extra-long weekend. Here’s the latest from Corsair, Fractal Design, and NZXT:

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