Online News August 30, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Asus unveils new Zenbooks both big and small

    Asus has let loose a flurry of press releases at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany. A lot of attention seems to be focused on the Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT, which are little more than new names for the Tablet 810 and Tablet 600 hybrids we saw months ago at Computex…
  • [Anandtech.com] Toshiba Excite 7.7 Tablet Review: AMOLED in a Fun Size

    While Toshiba’s tablets so far haven’t been necessarily bad, like most Android tablets they just haven’t really set the world on fire. The only breakthroughs in this market seem to have been ASUS with their Transformers and Amazon’s Kindle Fire with its hyper-aggressive pricetag; frankly, the…
  • [Anandtech.com] Samsung Announces Galaxy Camera running Android 4.1

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    Earlier today at IFA 2012, Samsung officially announced what will be their first point and shoot form factor camera running Android…

  • [Anandtech.com] AMD Southern Islands GPU Die Shots Released

    On a more curiosity-related tangent, thanks to this week’s Hot Chips conference we finally have some good die shots of AMD’s Southern Islands GPUs – Tahiti, Pitcairn, and Cape Verde. For the last few years AMD has shied away from releasing die shots, due in part to the fact that with AMD releasing…
  • [Anandtech.com] MultiCore Enhancement: The Debate About Free MHz

    If you have been keeping up to date with any of the AnandTech motherboard reviews lately, there has been one topic that has been hot on my lips, and it is called ‘MultiCore Enhancement’.  As an exercise in explanation and opinion, we would like to know your thoughts on this, and how it would affect…
  • [Anandtech.com] Samsung Galaxy Note II Revealed at IFA 2012

     

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    Alongside their upcoming line up of Windows devices, Samsung saw fit to reveal the successor to their Galaxy Note at their IFA press…

  • [Techreport.com] Gigabyte Z77X-UD7 tempts overclockers with Ivy bridge at 7GHz

    Motherboard makers are increasingly targeting hard-core overclockers with their high-end offerings. Gigabyte’s Z77X-UP7 is the latest example, and it’s already earned what’s claimed to be a world record for Ivy Bridge overclocking. HiCookie, Gigabyte’s resident liquid nitrogen expert, used the UP7…
  • [Techreport.com] Unreal Engine 3 ported to Windows RT

    ARM-based Windows tablets are a couple of months off, and their gaming potential just got a nice boost from Epic. Unreal Engine 3, the basis for everything from Batman: Arkham City to Infinity Blade, has been ported to Windows RT. This isn’t some cut-down version of the engine, either. Nvidia’s…
  • [Anandtech.com] Samsung ATIV Line Outed at IFA: Windows 8, RT and Phone 8 Devices Revealed

    Samung’s still midstride in their IFA presentation, but they’ve already gone live with their announcements, and if they wanted to move the conversation along from the current news cycle this is it. In the coming months we’ll be seeing Samsung release a Note successor and a new line-up of Windows…
  • [Techreport.com] Wireless device recharging is coming to laptops, says Intel

    Modern notebooks are loaded with wireless technologies. The 802.11 alphabet soup covers Wi-Fi networking, while various flavors of Bluetooth provide peripheral connectivity. NFC chips are even working their way into mobile PCs. Next year, we could also see systems with wireless charging…
  • [Techreport.com] Thursday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*

    1. VR-Zone on the battle for liquid cooling: Asetek sues (http://vr-zone.com/articles/the-battle-for-liquid-cooling-asetek-sues-coolit-is-corsair-in-danger-/17078.html) CoolIT; is Corsair in danger?
    2. X-bit labs: AMD’s initial lineup of FX-series “Vishera…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Sony Also Unveils the VAIO Duo 11 Slider Hybrid Ultrabook

    Boost your productivity and creativity with VAIO Duo 11, the PC from Sony that also turns into a smart, intuitive touchscreen tablet.

    With its premium Surf Slider design, the powerful VAIO Duo 11 PC switches smoothly between keyboard and tablet modes to give the best computing experience -…

  • [Techpowerup.com] Toshiba Shows Off its Own Windows 8-Powered Tablet-Ultrabook Hybrid

    Like its compatriot Sony, Toshiba has taken advantage of IFA 2012 to showcase a Windows 8 hybrid machine that can be used as a tablet or as an ultrabook, depending on its owner’s needs. Known as the Satellite U925t, Toshiba’s ‘best of both worlds’ mobile solution is just 0.78 inches thick, it…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Sony Announces the VAIO Tap 20 Touch PC

    Now everyone can share exciting media experiences with VAIO Tap 20 from Sony. It’s the fresh concept in home computing that’s a tabletop PC and so much more.

    Versatile VAIO Tap 20 is designed to leverage the intuitive ease of Windows 8, opening up exciting new possibilities to interact with apps…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Creative Announces Live! Cam Connect HD 1080 and Live! Cam Sync HD Web Cameras

    Creative Technology Ltd today announced two new web cameras in its Creative Live! Cam line to provide PC and Mac users with a far superior video and audio experience than any integrated web camera can deliver.

    *Creative Live! Cam Connect HD 1080*

    Designed to deliver high-quality 1080p video…

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