Online News September 7, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] $49 barebones ARM board has HDMI, USB, SATA

    The folks behind the Raspberry Pi mini computer board are moving production to the UK (http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1925). They’ve also come up with a new revision (http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1929) that adds mounting holes, a reset circuit, and a few other tweaks to the $35…
  • [Anandtech.com] Amazon Kindle Preview: Paperwhite, Fire (2012), and Fire HD 7" & 8.9"

    Earlier today Amazon revealed four new Kindle devices: a new Touch e-reader called the Kindle Paperwhite; the latest update to the Fire (not the Fire 2, just Kindle Fire); the Kindle Fire HD 7″, and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″. You can read the “liveblog” covering the event here…
  • [Techreport.com] Etc.

    Howdy, all. Busy week here in the tech realm. We had the Win8 Phone announcement with Nokia yesterday, and today Amazon should unveil a new Kindle Fire. Next week, I’ll be out at IDF getting the lowdown on Haswell, and just across the street from that event, Apple is expected to be unveiling the…
  • [Techreport.com] Nokia details Lumia 820 and 920 handsets for Windows Phone 8

    Microsoft hasn’t made much of a dent in the smartphone market, but perhaps its upcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system will change that. The OS should get some help from a couple of new Nokia handsets, the Lumia 820 (http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia820/) and Lumia 920…
  • [Techreport.com] Amazon launches whole fleet of new Kindles

    We were expecting new Kindle hardware at Amazon’s keynote event today, and that’s precisely what we got. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took the stage to introduce no fewer than six new devices—three tablets (http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1732546&highlight=)…
  • [Techreport.com] Thursday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. The Raw Story: Hackers allegedly (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/05/hackers-allegedly-holding-romney-tax-returns-for-ransom/) holding Romney tax returns for ransom
    2. DigiTimes: Intel to promote Haswell platform (http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120905PD221.html) at IDF…
  • [Anandtech.com] Gigabyte X79S-UP5 WiFi Review: Ultra Durable 5 Meets the C606 Chipset

    As part of the Computex 2012 show, Gigabyte demonstrated to us their new version of Ultra Durable.  This fifth iteration of their power delivery combines their previous features with a new phase from International Rectifier, which is marketed to offer up to a 60°C lower temperature than traditional…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Corsair Neutron SSDs Now Available

    Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced that the Neutron Series GTX and Neutron Series solid-state drives (SSDs) are now widely available for purchase. Announced last June at Computex, Corsair’s 4th generation SSDs have…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Nokia apologises over faking video footage in smartphone ad

    vr-zone.com – Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/17137/lumia920.jpg

    Nokia has apologised for using falsified video footage in an advert for its Lumia 920 smartphone.

    More… (http://vr-zone.com/articles/nokia-apologises-over-faking-video-footage-in-smartphone-ad/17137.html)

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Western Digital Ships New Slim and Sleek Family of Portable Hard Drives

    WD, a subsidiary of Western Digital Corp., today introduced its newest version of My Passport line of portable hard drives for PC and Mac with the debut of My Passport Edge. The My Passport Edge (http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=850) and My Passport Edge for Mac…
  • [Legitreviews.com] Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHz 16GB (2x8GB) Memory Kit Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2021/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2021/1/) Kingston entered the computer market 25 years ago with a single new type of SIMM. Here we are 25 years later looking at a much more advanced DIMM. Though the DIMM isn’t anything new to…
  • [Bigbruin.com] Ineo Technology I-NA321U+ Hard Drive Docking Station

    Image: http://bigbruin.com/images/articles/816/icon.jpg (http://bigbruin.com/content/ineona321u_1)There are many models of hard drive docks on the market, and while each one should be able to get the job done efficiently, the Ineo Technology I-NA321U+ will definitely do everything you expect and…
  • [Bit-tech.net] The Path of Progress: Tracking the evolution of AMD’s graphics cards

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2012/09/the-evolution-of-amd-s-graphics-cards/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2012/09/06/the-evolution-of-amd-s-graphics-cards/1)An account of AMD’s recent history in the graphics card marketImage:…
  • [Anandtech.com] Live from Amazon’s Press Conference

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6244/Amazon%20Sept%202012%20Event-8365_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6244/live-from-amazons-press-conference)

    In about an hour and a half minutes I’ll be updating live from Amazon’s press event here in Santa Monica, CA, where it’s expected the…

  • [Hothardware.com] OCZ Vertex 4 SSD Revisited: 128GB and New Firmware

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/ocz-vertex4-thumb.JPG (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/OCZ-Vertex-4-SSD-Revisited-the-128GB-Version-and-New-Firmware/)Back in April, we ran a pair of OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs (256GB and 512GB) through the benchmark grinder to see what they could do and also told you…

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