Online News August 22, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Crackers getting stronger, passwords still weak

    Every few months, it seems like another major website gets hacked. User accounts are often compromised, releasing millions of passwords into the darker corners of the Internet. Sometimes those passwords are stored in plain-text form, but even if they’re hashed, it doesn’t take crackers long to work…
  • [Techreport.com] CPU World details Haswell package configurations

    Intel’s next-generation Haswell processor isn’t due until next year, but CPU World says it has the goods on the various chip configurations we can expect. The details don’t cover specifics like cache sizes or clock speeds, but they do mention core counts, graphics tiers, and memory configs.
  • [Techreport.com] Win8 to include personal license for DIY system builders

    Microsoft has added a new user license for Windows 8. Dubbed the Personal Use License for System Builders, this license is designed for folks who build their own PCs or who want to run Win8 in a virtual machine. It’s the first time Microsoft has acknowledged DIY system builders formally. With…
  • [Techreport.com] Tuesday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*

    1. eWeek: AMD blog site hacked (http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/AMD-Blog-Site-Hacked-Usernames-Passwords-Stolen-794445/)—user names, encrypted passwords stolen
    2. Fudzilla: hp hires Nokia executive to get back into tablets…

  • [Techreport.com] Cooling shroud spotted on ECS motherboard concept

    The old saying goes that good artists copy, and great artists steal. I’m not sure whether the shroud on ECS’ X79R-AX Stealth concept motherboard qualifies as stolen or copied, but it looks an awful lot like the Thermal Armor featured on some Asus Sabertooth motherboards. ECS posted a picture of the…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) OCZ Unveils the PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 1200W

    OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power management solutions for computing devices and systems, today unveiled the Silencer Mk III 1200W Power Supply from PC Power & Cooling. Offering industrial-grade performance and stability for…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Greenliant Pushes MLC NAND-based NANDrive SSDs to Industrial Temperatures

    Greenliant Systems, a leader in energy-efficient, highly secure and reliable solid state storage products, is now sampling its industrial temperature SATA and PATA interface NANDrive embedded solid state drives (SSDs) using 2-bits-per-cell (MLC) NAND flash memory. The new NANDrive devices are the…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) CyberpowerPC Announces Pro Gamer FTW Desktop PC Series

    CyberPower Inc. www.cyberpowerpc.com, a global manufacturer of custom gaming machines, today announced the Gamer Pro FTW — a new series of desktop gaming systems tailored for the seamless integration of gaming and live HD broadcasting.

    The Pro Gamer FTW PCs are ready for awesome performance and…

  • [Techpowerup.com] Arctic Unveils Accelero Twin Turbo 690 VGA Cooler for GeForce GTX 690

    Arctic unveiled its newest graphics card cooler, the Accelero Twin Turbo 690, for NVIDIA’s top-of-the-line GeForce GTX 690 dual-GPU graphics card. The cooler offers 14% lower temperatures, and more importantly, 92% lower noise output at maximum load. The Accelero Twin Turbo 690 is a complex cooler,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Giada Announces Mini PC with AMD Processor – A51 Series

    Giada, a brand of Jehe Technology Inc., (JEHE) is pleased to announce the new A51 mini PC series with an AMD T56N processor. This book-sized PC is quiet and unobtrusive, but offers remarkable power, performance and style. The A51 series is powerful enough to use as your main home computer, and it’s…
  • [Techpowerup.com] CM Storm Scout II Teased

    Some of our reliable sources passed on teaser pictures of CM Storm’s upcoming case for LAN party-animals, the Scout II. The new case will retain the core design principle of portability, including the distinct handles that let you carry the case around. The new Scout II will pack features that make…
  • [Legitreviews.com] Sentey Extreme Division GS-6050 II Halcon Black Case Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1965/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1965/1/) The Sentey Extreme Division GS-6050 II Halcon is a basic all black mid-tower gaming chassis that comes with six 120 mm blue LED fans for under $60 shipped. This case supports 2.5″ storage…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Sapphire Announces Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X OC with Boost

    Sapphire announced a new graphics card model based on AMD’s revitalized Radeon HD 7950 Boost GPU. The card combines the new HD 7950 Boost with Sapphire’s Vapor-X dual-fan cooler which has been used the likes of HD 7970 GHz Toxic 6 GB. The card even features an out-of-the-box OC. While AMD’s new…
  • [Techpowerup.com] GeForce GTX 660 OEM Specifications Surface, Blueprint to the Retail Version?

    NVIDIA posted the product page (http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-660-oem) of its GeForce GTX 660 (non-Ti) graphics processor. The chip is currently marked as OEM-only, meaning only NVIDIA’s OEM partners have access to it. Its specifications make us believe that the “real…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Drobo B1200i SSD Refresh Dramatically Boosts Performance

    Drobo, makers of award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, today announced a refresh of its flagship Drobo B1200i. The new B1200i SSD boosts performance by up to 300 percent over previous versions of the product, fueled by Drobo’s patent-pending automated data-tiering…

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