Online News July 29, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Samsung doubles Apple’s smartphone shipments in Q2

    Apple has a huge share of the smartphone market, but Samsung shipped more handsets last quarter. Actually, Samsung shipped a lot more. The Korean electronics giant moved 50.5 million smartphones according to research firm Strategy Analytics…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*

    1. The NY Times: Apple officials said to consider stake in Twitter (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/28/technology/apple-is-said-to-discuss-an-investment-in-twitter.html)
    2. Ars Technica: Does Windows 8…

  • [Techreport.com] BF3: Aftermath to offer urban combat on four new maps

    Battlefield 3′s Armored Kill (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/23283) DLC isn’t due out until September, but already, EA has released details on the Aftermath expansion that’s to follow. The official Aftermath site (http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield3/1/aftermath) is up, and it teases a few…
  • [Techreport.com] Friday night topic: Olympics time!

    The summer games in London are upon us. I think that means tonight the U.S. will get a re-broadcast of the opening ceremony from earlier today. I’m not a fan of such things, half-time shows and “spectacles” of that sort, but I am curious to see whether the U.K. can put on a show to match the one…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: a 7850 for $200, a 128GB SSD for $85, and more

    We’ve got a trifecta of hardware deals for you all this week, starting with a nice discount on OCZ’s new 128GB Agility 4 solid-state drive.

    Newegg says the drive previously sold for $134.99 but is now down to $94.99—and you can lop off an extra $10 using a mail-in rebate. That brings the…

  • [Expreview.com] Razer Rolls Out Ouroboros Gaming Mouse

    Razer lately rolls out its Ouroboros gaming mouse, which can evolve without limit, with fully-customizable ergonomics that are adjustable for any hand size and grip style. Ouroboros boasts two interchangeable side panels for altering the footprint of the mouse to suit claw, palm or hybrid grip…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) PNY Announces New Back-to-School USB Flash Drives

    PNY Technologies, Inc. (“PNY”) today announced a plethora of new USB Flash Drive storage options for the Back-to-School season. Featuring the latest technologies and design options in plastic, rubber, or metal styles, PNY’s new line of USB Flash Drives has something for every student and teacher….
  • [Anandtech.com] Plextor M5S Now Available

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6117/IMG_6846_575px.jpeg (http://i4memory.com/show/6117/plextor-m5s-now-available)

    Plextor launched the M5S SSD about two weeks ago and we were among the first to review it (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6090/plextor-m5s-256gb-review). Plextor did not…

  • [Legitreviews.com] Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review – The $200 Jelly Bean Tablet

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1988/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1988/1/)The Nexus 7 is a no compromise Android tablet that just happens to be the first tablet designed by Google. With a stunning 7″ IPS display, a powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.3GHz quad-core…
  • [Expreview.com] Lian Li Launches PC-B12 Silent ATX Case

    Lian-Li has announced a silent brushed aluminum ATX supported case——PC-B12. Scheduled to hit retail at the end of August, the new case will be available at the retail price of US$169.  The case weights 210mm(W)*472mm(H)*498mm(D), features eight expansion slots, two 140mm front fans and a 120mm rear…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) ASTRO Gaming Introduces the A50 Wireless Gaming Headset

    ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment for professional gamers, and wholly owned subsidiary of Skullcandy, Inc., has launched the ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset, a professional-grade audio solution designed to provide gaming and home theater enthusiasts with an immersive…
  • [VR-Zone.com] ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity Launched, First Full-HD Android Tablet

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/16839/164a.jpg

    ASUS launched the Transformer Pad Infinity, a tablet that we’ve followed since its appearance way back in January, on the sidelines of CES 2012, where its full-HD Super IPS+ screen made waves. The 10.1-incher, when paired…

  • [VR-Zone.com] ASUS Readies 27-inch 3D Monitor with 144 Hz Panel

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/16836/160a.jpg

    ASUS is working on a new 27-inch desktop monitor that is capable of 144 Hz refresh-rate, for smoother stereoscopic 3D display. The VG278HE from ASUS is based on an older panel technology, but one that is perfected for the…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) RunCore to Build State-of-the-Art SSD Production Facility in Changsha

    RunCore, leading supplier of high-performance solid-state drives, announces the latest move in their aggressive growth strategy. The Hunan-based solid state drives (SSDs) developer and manufacturer Runcore recently began construction of a brand new state-of-the-art SSD production facility in…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Thecus Unveils New Model Naming Scheme

    A lot is behind a name. Sometimes the meaning of a name makes for most of its beauty. For example, “Thecus” comes from the Latin for “storage”. For its future line of products, a new system will take place in naming the NAS that will hit the market.

    Following this new scheme, you will be able…

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