Online News August 28, 2012

  • [Anandtech.com] Plantronics BackBeat Go Review – Almost the Perfect Bluetooth Earbuds

    A few months ago at the Samsung Galaxy S 3 announcement event, I noticed another mobile editor wearing a pair of Bluetooth earbuds that were unlike any other I had previously seen. For a while now, if you wanted to use Bluetooth A2DP to listen to music, you really needed to do one of two things….
  • [Anandtech.com] Preparing for the iPhone Next: Rumors Analyzed

    While we typically don’t comment on rumors we don’t know to be true at AnandTech, we often get requests to help set rational expectations ahead of major iDevice launches. The shroud of secrecy around major Apple launches can pave the way for both sensible and unrealistic conclusions.

    Given the…

  • [Techreport.com] Bang on the new site code for us, if you would

    We have been hard at work on some improvements to the site behind the scenes, and we’re about ready to roll out the first wave of changes. For the most part, these changes aren’t too consequential, unless you consider the fact that almost every single URL on the site will be changing…
  • [Anandtech.com] The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 2

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6198/newlogo.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6198/the-anandtech-podcast-episode-2)

    We’re back! After a false start last week, we have our second podcast. This week Brian Klug, Ryan Smith and myself discussed Thunderbolt, Quick Sync in OS X, Windows 8/RT,…

  • [Techreport.com] Best Buy lists $300 Lenovo tablet with Tegra 3 SoC

    According to research firm ABI, tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million units (http://www.abiresearch.com/press/tablet-market-on-track-to-exceed-100-million-shipm) this year. The market is growing rapidly, and falling prices are making decent devices more affordable than ever. Google’s…
  • [Anandtech.com] Synology Launches DS213 and DS213+ 2-Bay NAS Units

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6195/SynologyLogo_enu_no_slogan_for_web.png (http://i4memory.com/show/6195/synology-launches-ds213-and-ds213-2bay-nas-units)

     

    Synology’s 2-bay NAS units have consistently performed well in our tests. Today, the latest additions to the 2-bay lineup…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) GIGABYTE Launches Flagship Z77X-UP7 Motherboard

    GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched their latest overclocking powerhouse Z77X-UP7 motherboard, featuring the industry’s most robust 32+3+2 power design with Ultra Durable 5 high current capable components including 60A rated IR3550…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Kingston Announces SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD

    Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the SSDNow E100 SSD, the company’s new enterprise-class solid state drive (SSD). The new drive enables enterprises to accommodate the performance…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AeroCool Strike-X Air Open Chassis Pictured

    Alongside the XPreadator X3 (http://www.techpowerup.com/170763/AeroCool-Readies-XPreadator-X3-Devil-Red-and-White-Editions.html) Devil Red and White Editions, the new Strike-X Air is among four new cases the company has planned for launch in Fall, 2012. Featuring the distinct black+red styling…
  • [Techreport.com] AMD slashes desktop CPU prices up to 23%

    Not long after we found that its FX-series chips aren’t great values for gaming (http://techreport.com/articles.x/23246), AMD has quietly cut the prices of its desktop processors.

    The biggest discounts apply to the A-series Llano APUs, which have been slashed by 11-20%. Enthusiasts will probably…

  • [Techreport.com] Samsung teases Windows 8 hybrid

    Add Samsung to the list of PC vendors with a Windows 8 hybrid in the works. Although the system won’t be unveiled formally until the IFA show in Berlin, which starts Friday, Samsung has released a single teaser image on its Facebook page…
  • [Bjorn3d.com] Edimax N300 Universal Wi-Fi Extender ? EW-7438RPN

    Categories: Hardware (http://www.bjorn3d.com/category/reviews-articles/hardware/), Network (http://www.bjorn3d.com/category/reviews-articles/hardware/network/), Networking (http://www.bjorn3d.com/category/reviews-articles/hardware/networking/), Reviews & Articles…
  • [Jonnyguru.com Review] PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 1200W

    The last time we saw a PC Power and Cooling unit, it was back when jonnyGURU himself took a look at one of a new line of Silencers, which went by the Mark III designation. Weighing in at 600 watts, it managed to do ok here at our site. PC Power and Cooling is back today with a unit twice as…
  • [Anandtech.com] PowerColor Announces Their Custom Devil13 HD7990 Dual-GPU Video Card

    While AMD’s official Radeon HD 7990 (New Zealand) continues to be missing in action, we’ve known for some time now that PowerColor has been working on their own custom dual-GPU Tahiti card. This week that card has finally received an official announcement and a name: the PowerColor Devil13 HD7990….
  • [Techreport.com] Monday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. IDC lowers (http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23660312) PC forecast for 2012
    2. DigiTimes: Wistron expects to profit (http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120826PD202.html) from PC recycling beginning 2Q13
    3. Ars Technica: New BIOS guidelines…

About the Author