Online News September 2, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. B2C: When taglines go bad—the Best Buy saga (http://www.business2community.com/branding/when-taglines-go-bad-the-best-buy-saga-0267945)
    2. WSJ: Production of iPhone screens delayed (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444914904577622420471289302.html) at Sharp
    3….
  • [Anandtech.com] HTC Updates International One X and One S to 4.0.4 with HTC Sense 4.1

    On August 10th, the HTC One X International (Tegra 3) started getting pushed an update which brought the core Android version to 4.0.4 and also made changes to the task switcher button, similar to what we saw with the AT&T One X earlier…
  • [Anandtech.com] OCZ Agility 4 (256GB) Review

    For the last few years, OCZ’s consumer SSD lineup has primarily consisted of two models: Vertex and Agility. The history of these two goes all the way back to 2009 when OCZ realized that they can differentiate their SSDs by equipping them with different quality NAND. In first and second generation…
  • [Expreview.com] Razer Releases Updated Blade Gaming Laptop

    Razer lately released its latest 17-inch gaming laptop——the Razer Blade which pushes performance limits without compromising on its ultra-thin form factor. The new laptop features 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor (i7 processor), adds 500GB 7200RPM Hard drive plus 64GB SATA3 SSD working as cache…
  • [Techreport.com] Everything is different now… a little

    Don’t adjust your intertubes, folks. The site does indeed look a little bit different this morning. We mentioned (http://techreport.com/news/23481/bang-on-the-new-site-code-for-us-if-you-would) several days ago that we were working on some changes to the site and asked you to test them. This…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Razer Announces Updated Blade Gaming Laptop

    Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, unveiled the next generation of the world’s first true gaming laptop, the Razer Blade. The Razer Blade raised the bar on portable gaming laptops, pushing performance limits without compromising on its ultra-thin form factor. The new Razer…
  • [Techreport.com] New Borderlands 2 trailer is all you need to watch

    We’re just 18 days away from the release of Borderlands 2. The game has already made headlines, not least of all because Nvidia decided to bundle it (http://techreport.com/articles.x/23419) with the new GeForce GTX 660 Ti. Gearbox has now posted a fresh trailer that conveniently recaps everything…
  • [Anandtech.com] Fall Budget System Buyer’s Guide

    Most of the systems I build for friends and clients are destined to spend their days performing basic computing tasks like checking email and Facebook accounts, shopping for shoes and such, word processing, household finance spreadsheet analysis, Skyping, and so on. Computer hardware capabilities…
  • [Techreport.com] Friday night topic: Pet edition!

    Yeah, that’s right, we’re shamelessly going to post a FNT asking you to link to pictures of your pets. Feel free to tell us why you chose this particular type of animal, breed, or individual and whether you’d recommend it to others.

    Also, for those who don’t have any pets, I’ll start off the…

  • [Anandtech.com] Razer Introduces Blade R2: Faster, Less Expensive

    *Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6224/RZR_Blade(R2)_V11b_RGB_WBG_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6224/razer-introduces-blade-r2-faster-less-expensive-)*

    *Earlier this year, I took a look at Razer’s first foray into gaming systems, the Blade notebook. I came away pretty impressed…

  • [Anandtech.com] Sony Xperia Tablet S: A Tablet and Universal Remote Rolled Into One

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6226/Xperia_Tablet_S_13_withCoverwithKeyboard1_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6226/sony-xperia-tablet-s-a-tablet-and-universal-remote-rolled-into-one)

    The Android tablet market is getting decidedly crowded, with dozens of different offerings from…

  • [Techreport.com] 40 casual, indie Xbox games ready for Win8 launch

    When it comes out on October 26, Windows 8 should be able to run all of the same triple-A blockbuster games as Windows 7 (barring any compatibility kinks, of course). Microsoft isn’t going to stop there, however. The company has rounded up 40 titles…
  • [Expreview.com] Kingston Unleashes HyperX Red Memory

    Kingston recently unleashes HyperX Red memory, which is for entry-level gamers, system builders, PC modders and mainstream consumers. HyperX red is Intel XMP ready and is available in 8GB kits and 4GB single modules at 1600MHz and 1333MHz, in both 1.65V and 1.5V, additionally the latency is…
  • [Anandtech.com] Samsung Reveals Additional Details on Series 5 and 7 Slates and Ultrabooks

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6223/small_MG_1536-p-W_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6223/samsung-reveals-additional-details-on-series-5-and-7-slates-and-ultrabooks)

    Along with their ATIV, Smartphone, and Series 9 coverage…

  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Game bundles and uber-cheap SSDs

    It’s been a while since we kicked off one of our deal posts with a gaming bonanza. Let’s rectify that, starting with a couple of downloadable game bundles currently on sale at Amazon.

    The e-tailer offers the WTF Pack, which includes Borderlands GOTY Edition , Duke Nukem Forever , and The…

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