Online News July 7, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Friday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. Get out your wallet: It is the best time of year to buy a laptop (http://www.geekwire.com/2012/wallet-time-buy-laptop/) – GeekWire
    2. Benzinga: Sterne Agee downgrades…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Does This New Apple Patent Put PC OEMs in Trouble?

    The intellectual property office of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is cautioning PC OEMs in the country that a new Apple patent may expose manufactures that produce ultrabooks to patent litigation in the United States. The patent, seen below, is for the latest refresh of the Macbook Air….
  • [Techreport.com] Gigabyte doubles down on Thunderbolt ports

    A single Thunderbolt port has an obscene amount of bandwidth: 10Gbps in each direction per channel, with two channels per port. The interconnect standard also supports daisy-chaining with up to seven Thunderbolt devices. You’d think one port per motherboard would be sufficient. Nope. Gigabyte is…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Cheap storage and CPUs, plus an ultraportable

    SSD prices have plummeted (http://techreport.com/articles.x/23149) over the past year. No wonder solid-state drives have been regular fixtures in our weekly deals posts. There are plenty of discounted drives out there right now, but none are quite as attractive as OCZ’s Vertex 3 120GB. This…
  • [Techreport.com] Transformer Pad 300 getting 4G/LTE connectivity

    Asus’ Transformer tablets have just about everything, especially when you throw in their keyboard docks. However, the Android-based devices have thus far shied away from cellular broadband connectivity, getting by on Wi-Fi alone for Internet access. Looks like that’s about to change, because a…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Battlefield 3 Getting Arranged Matches

    To give the Battlefield 3 competitive scene a helping hand, DICE is working on a new ‘Matches’ feature that lets players set up and schedule closed servers for their bouts. It’ll all run through the Battlelog, but you’ll need to be renting a dedicated server. “Players will be able to coordinate…
  • [Techpowerup.com] SEGA’s Nights Coming to the PC

    Sega is continuing to reach into its back catalog, and fans are loving it. The latest HD remaster from the house of Sonic is the Saturn classic, Nights into Dreams. The digital re-release will be available on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and Windows PC this fall. The updated version adds…
  • [TechArp.com] Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD5000LPVT) 500 GB Slim Mobile Hard Disk Drive Review

    It was only a matter of time before Western Digital updated their 500 GB Scorpio Blue to deliver faster performance using the new 500 GB platter. Only this time, they went one step further and made the new drive thinner and lighter! Let’s take a look at the new *500 GB Scorpio Blue (WD5000LPVT)*…
  • [Legitreviews.com] Netgear WNDR4500 N900 Wireless Router Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1971/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1971/1/) The NETGEAR WNDR4500 N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router is said to deliver the ultimate performance and range, with a fast, reliable and secure wireless connection to the Internet. …
  • [Guru3d.com] EVGA Z77 FTW review

    We review the EVGA Z77 FTW motherboard. As always EVGA separates itself from the herd by manufacturing a motherboards that might not be the most pleasing one to the eyes but does make technology that will raise the heartbeat of many enthusiast PC aficionado’s. The motherboard also comes with triple…
  • [Expreview.com] OCZ Offers Vertex 4 Firmware 1.5 Beta Update to Improve SSD Performance

    After the release of version 1.4RC firmware for its Vertex 4 series SSD, OCZ recently has launched version 1.5 beta. The new firmware update brings enhanced performance for Vertex 4 series SSD. The update can be available through OCZ Toolbox.

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  • [Expreview.com] AMD Prepares Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition

    Earlier AMD has unleashed Radeon HD 7970 GHz graphics card, which retook the crown of single-card from GTX 680. According to the source from benchmark.pl, AMD is going to introduce its Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition graphics card to confront GTX 670. Currently reference HD 7950 features core/memory…
  • [Expreview.com] ORICO Rolls Out New 7-port USB 3.0 Hub

    Currently USB 3.0 port has become more and more common, but most motherboards employ four or two USB 3.0 ports, and only high-end products pack more USB 3.0 connectors. Lately ORICO offers a USB 3.0 HUB, which can extend seven USB 3.0 ports. The model number is ORICO H7988-U3, the new Hub is…
  • [Bjorn3d.com] OCZ Vertex 4 256GB (VTX4-25SAT3-256G)

    Categories: Hardware (http://www.bjorn3d.com/category/reviews-articles/hardware/), Reviews & Articles (http://www.bjorn3d.com/category/reviews-articles/), SSD (http://www.bjorn3d.com/category/reviews-articles/hardware/storage/ssd/), Storage…
  • [Expreview.com] Corsair Launches Force Series GS SSDs

    Corsair recently announced the Force Series GS solid state drives, which is based on SF-2281 controller. Different from Force GT, Force GS uses Toggle NAND flash memory instead of Micron ONFI flash memory. The SSDs feature SATA 6 Gb/s interface and TRIM support. Priced at…

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