Online News July 30, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Sunday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. AllThingsD: Apple’s “Samsung Didn’t Copy Us” ad campaign postponed (http://allthingsd.com/20120726/apples-samsung-didnt-copy-us-ad-campaign-postponed/)
    2. ZDNet: Is Valve’s Linux gamble over Windows 8 a shot in the dark…
  • [Techreport.com] Postponing the podcast

    Despite the pain that it causes us (and you, but mostly us), we are delaying this week’s episode of the podcast. As usual, we want to discuss the most recent and major articles on the show, and we’ll have a better opportunity to do that next week. Look for a new episode on Sunday, August 5.
  • [Techreport.com] Monday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. VR-Zone: U.S. government argues it can keep MegaUpload assets frozen indefinitely (http://vr-zone.com/articles/us-government-argues-it-can-keep-megaupload-assets-frozen-indefinitely/16853.html)
    2. X-bit labs: ASRock pre-announces…
  • [Legitreviews.com] SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1994/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1994/1/) SanDisk recently announced SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive series, which is the fastest ever offered by the company. The SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash drive can transfer, store…
  • [Expreview.com] ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional Motherboard Supports AMD AMP

    ASRock recently announced that its Fatal1ty 990FX Professional motherboard has supported the latest AMD AMP (AMD Memory Profile) technology, which allows overclockers to easily get more speed from their memory modules. ASRock/Fatal1ty 990FX Professional motherboard even brings together the Intel’s…
  • [Expreview.com] XFX Readies Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Graphics Card

    Previously AMD has launched its Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics card, which features core/memory frequencies of 1000MHz/1500MHz and adds PTWB acceleration technology. While recently XFX offers its GHz model of HD 7970 graphics card (FX-797A-TDF). According to XFX, compared with the previous…
  • [Expreview.com] NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti May Launch on August 16th

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti is expected to launch on August 16th, as SweClockers reported. GTX 660 Ti is based on GK 104 core, the same with GTX 670, the card will feature 1344 stream processors with memory interface of 192-bit. In addition, it packs 2GB GDDR5 memory, core/Boost/memory frequencies of…
  • [Expreview.com] PC Specs of Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Revealed

    Call of Duty Black Ops 2 will release on November 13th, 2012, and lately BT Games revealed the game’s PC specs. Game Specifications Processor: Celeron E1200 Dual-Core 1.6GHzor (Intel CPU) / Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 3600+ (AMD CPU) Graphics Card (NVIDIA): GeForce GT 120AMD GPU: Radeon HD 4550 Memory:…
  • [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….

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