Online News September 8, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Friday night topic: Working weird

    The rise of the Internet, the ubiquity of high-speed access, and the fact that I run a website have all combined to make my day-to-day life incredibly . . . strange.

    Although the business runs well and I remain constantly connected to the rest of the TR staff, I essentially work at home. I have…

  • [Anandtech.com] Intel’s Pentium and Core i3 Desktop Ivy Bridge CPUs Arrive

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6249/i3-3220.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6249/intels-pentium-and-core-i3-desktop-ivy-bridge-cpus-arrive)

    We knew the Core i3 Ivy Bridge CPUs were coming, but details on precisely when that would happen and how much they would cost were a bit harder to…

  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: A 128GB SSD for $55, and other bargains

    The cost per gigabyte of solid-state storage has been shrinking for a while now, but we’re still amazed at some of the deals that pop up.

    Take OCZ’s 128GB Agility 4, an Everest 2-based SSD with 6Gbps Serial ATA connectivity and peak read and write speeds of 420MB/s and 300MB/s, respectively. The…

  • [Legitreviews.com] Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2028/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2028/1/) Do you wish that your keyboard could be soaked in water and rinsed off to keep the germs on it in a minimum? The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 was designed to be easy to clean and easy…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Cooler Master Debuts Updated Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W Power Supply

    Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, is proud to announce that the world’s first in power supply technologies, the high end Silent Pro Hybrid 1300 W, has now been improved to offer even more value and quality.

    *Extended Warranty*

  • [Techreport.com] Diaspora offers Battlestar Galactica space combat for free

    Like many old-school PC gamers, I spent a fair amount of my youth playing space combat sims like Wing Commander. Years later, a good chunk of my life was consumed by watching the Battlestar Galactica reboot. Now, there’s a game that combines the two. After four years of development, Hard Light…
  • [Techreport.com] Windows 8 RTM vulnerable to Flash flaw

    Running the RTM (or release-to-manufacturing) version of Windows 8? You just might be, given that Microsoft made it publicly available (http://techreport.com/news/23426/you-can-now-download-windows-8-rtm-as-a-90-day-trial) last month. Perhaps you should hold off on your trailblazing for a little…
  • [Anandtech.com] Haswell at IDF 2012: 10W is the New 17W

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6248/184629v689919ice34j9c3_575px.jpeg (http://i4memory.com/show/6248/haswell-at-idf-2012-10w-is-the-new-17w)

    Earlier this week Intel let a little bit of information leak about Haswell, which is expected to be one of the main focal points of next week’s…

  • [Anandtech.com] Audience earSmart Not in Upcoming iPhone, Suggests New SoC?

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6247/earSmart_Technology Comparisons_Anandtech_FINAL_575px.png (http://i4memory.com/show/6247/audience-earsmart-not-in-upcoming-iphone-suggests-new-soc)

    Since the iPhone 4, Apple has been including Audience earSmart voice processors in devices to improve…

  • [Bigbruin.com] Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Gaming Keyboard

    Image: http://bigbruin.com/images/articles/815/icon.jpg (http://bigbruin.com/content/cmstormtrigger_1)In use, I am very impressed with the Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger gaming keyboard. The feel of the unit as a whole is very solid, and I am sure this could be a reliable keyboard for years longer…
  • [Guru3d.com] Corsair Neutron and Neutron GTX SSD review

    We test the Corsair Neutron and Neutron GTX SSDs today. They are equipped with that LAMD controller. The GTX version is paired with Toggle NAND flash ICs from Toshiba whereas the ‘regular’ model’ comes with ‘normal’ ONFI Sync NAND memory. Both SATA3 SSDs offer serious performance with the GTX…
  • [Expreview.com] EK Offers EK-FC7850 Water Block for AMD Radeon HD 7850

    EK Water Blocks recently launches its full-coverage EK-FC7850 water block for AMD Radeon HD 7850, which is supposed to give another good choice for water-cooled players who uses HD 7850. EK-FC7850 water block is made of copper, it cools graphics GPU, memory and power circuit. In addition, it’s…
  • [Techreport.com] Jobs Report Friday Shortbread

    *_The Fierce Five_*

    1. Reuters: Intel cuts (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/07/us-intel-outlook-idUSBRE8860BR20120907) sales outlook on weak PC demand and
    Intel to showcase new chips (http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/09/07/intel-outlook-idINL2E8K4F5520120907) as investors eye…

  • [Expreview.com] Corsair Introduces Neutron Series SSDs

    Corsair lately introduces its Neutron Series SSDs, which are powered by the LM87800 SSD controller from Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD). The new products include Neutron Series and Neutron Series GTX SSDs. Neutron Series deliver sequential read and write speed of 555MB/s and 370MB/s, random…
  • [Techreport.com] Quad-core CPU appears on Pico-ITX board

    Over the past year or so, a bunch of mini PC boards have combined ARM-based SoCs with basic I/O ports. These barebones computers tend to be very inexpensive, but they’re also quite limited and have thus far been compatible with only Android and Linux. Via’s latest mini PC board is quite a bit…

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