Online News August 5, 2012

  • [Anandtech.com] Mediasonic Probox 8-bay 3.5" USB 3.0 / eSATA DAS Review

    Prior to the rapid rise in popularity of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, consumers used to store large amounts of data on Direct Attached Storage (DAS) units. While USB 2.0 and Firewire used to be the interface of choice earlier, neither of them could maximize the bandwidth capabilities of…
  • [Anandtech.com] OCZ Vertex 4 Review (128GB), Firmware 1.4/1.5 Tested

    When OCZ released the Vertex 4 in April (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5719/ocz-vertex-4-review-256gb-512gb), it brought us excepionally great write performance. Based on OCZ’s Everest 2 controller (Marvell IP with custom firmware), the Vertex 4 began OCZ’s transition away from SandForce for its…
  • [Anandtech.com] AT&T’s HTC One X Gets Updated, Changes Task Switcher Button, Coming to all One S and X Devices

    Probably one of the most interesting and controversial decisions about the HTC One series involves something as basic as button placement. Rather than use on-screen buttons like the Galaxy Nexus, the HTC Ones implement back, home, and task switcher as capacitive buttons below the display,…
  • [VR-Zone.com] XDA dev releases All-in-One toolkit for HTC Wildfire S

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    The biggest benefit of an All-in-One toolkit is that it does it all for you, and if you own an HTC Wildfire S then XDA developers got you covered. HTC’s Wildfire S is available from many…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Seagate Completes Acquisition of a Controlling Interest in LaCie

    Following their press releases issued on May 23, 2012 and June 14, 2012, Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) and LaCie S.A. (Euronext:LAC) announced today the completion of the purchase by Seagate of all of the shares of Philippe Spruch and his affiliate, representing 64.5% of the outstanding…
  • [Legitreviews.com] Hands On With The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1996/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1996/1/)Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality (VR) headset designed specifically for video games that will change the way you think about gaming forever. With an incredibly wide field of view, high…
  • [Expreview.com] Cougar Reveals Its Challenger Gaming Case

    Recently Cougar, a leading German PC case and power supply brand, reveals its Challenger gaming case, which specially targets gamers for huge upgradeability capacity, best airflow and optimized ventilation characteristics. The case’s specific black and orange color combination paired with the large…
  • [Anandtech.com] ASUS Republic of Gamers and X79 ROG Review – Rampage IV Gene, Formula and Extreme

    The Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand has been on the radar for a good five years now.  Initially in the form of motherboards, the ROG brand aimed to encapsulate everything that a gamer or enthusiast would need or require in a product.  ASUS have since expanded this philosophy to ROG branded video…
  • [Anandtech.com] LRDIMMs, RDIMMs, and Supermicro’s Latest Twin

    Most of the servers in the datacenter, especially the ones running virtualization, database, and some HPC applications, are more memory limited than anything else. There are several server memory options: UDIMMs, RDIMM, LRDIMMs, and even HCDIMMs. RDIMMs are the most commonly used. The LRDIMM in…
  • [Bit-tech.net] Ozone Radon Opto review

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2012/08/ozone-radon-opto-review/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/08/03/ozone-radon-opto-review/1)Radon go back to the old school with the optical sensor toting Opto.Image:…
  • [Legitreviews.com] MSI Barricade Mid Tower PC Case Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1984/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1984/1/) The MSI Barricade is an all black mid tower chassis that has a ton of features and costs under $60 shipped. This PC case features a side window, fan speed controls, a USB 3.0 port, a…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Acer, Intel, Qualcomm and SingTel-Optus Join Futuremark to Develop 3DMark for Android

    Futuremark is proud to announce that Acer Incorporated, Intel, Qualcomm Incorporated and SingTel-Optus have joined its Benchmark Development Program to create a new 3DMark gaming benchmark for Android-based tablets and smartphones. The Futuremark Benchmark Development Program gathers input and…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) FSP Announces Raider Series PSUs

    FSP, the global leading manufacturer in superior power supply units, introduces this season its Raider Series. In order to keep pace with the recent developments in the field and to meet market demand, it comes with a single +12V rail, SATA array cable design and is certified with 80 PLUS bronze….
  • [Techpowerup.com] ORICO Unveils USB 3.0 to eSATA Adapter Dongle

    For those still stuck with eSATA enclosures, with lack of eSATA, free internal SATA ports on new generation motherboards, Chinese company ORICO, which specializes in consumer storage and accessories unveiled the CT6539U3E. It plugs into USB 3.0 (backwards-compatible with USB 2.0) ports, and gives…
  • [Techpowerup.com] ELSA Announces GeForce GTX 670 SAC Graphics Card

    NVIDIA AIC partner known more for its Quadro professional graphics cards, launched the GeForce GTX 670 SAC (silent air-cooling) graphics card (model: GD670-2GERX2). The card combines a reference clock-speed GeForce GTX 670 graphics processor with a custom-design cooler that comes with a tool-free…

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