Online News September 30, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_7 Up_*

    1. X-bit labs: Despite PC market slowdown, shipments
    of hard drives set to be record (http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage/display/20120928154718_Despite_PC_Market_Slowdown_Shipments_of_Hard_Drives_Set_to_Be_Record_Analysts.html) – analysts
    2. VR-Zone’s exclusive update – Ivy…

  • [Expreview.com] Gigabyte Prepares GeForce GTX 680 OC 4GB Graphics Card

    The current Gigabyte GTX 680 OC packs 2GB memory and the model number is GV-N680OC-2GD, while lately Videopcardz reported that the company was preparing for a new GTX 680 OC model with 4GB memory. The new card will be called GV-N680OC-4GD, while other specs are unchanged when compared with the 2GB…
  • [Techreport.com] Unreal Tournament bots judged more human than human

    The latest development in the world of artificial intelligence comes from an unusual source: Unreal Tournament 2004. Five years ago, 2K Games sponsored a yearly competition challenging programmers to develop multiplayer bots capable of passing a Turing-style test modeled on a good old deathmatch….
  • [Techreport.com] Friday Shortbread

    *_7 Up_*
    1. ZDNet: BlueStacks and AMD bring Android apps to Windows 8 (http://www.zdnet.com/bluestacks-and-amd-bring-android-apps-to-windows-7000004911/)
    2. Fudzilla: Desktop Trinity coming next week (http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/28905-desktop-trinity-coming-next-week-in-oem-flavour) in OEM…
  • [Techreport.com] AMD expands lineup of low-voltage Trinity notebook APUs

    AMD has added two new models to its lineup of low-voltage notebook APUs. The most intriguing of these Trinity-based processors may be the A8-4555M. This quad-core part has a 1.6GHz base clock speed and a 2.4GHz Turbo peak, both down 400MHz from the existing A10-4655M. The integrated Radeon is…
  • [Techreport.com] Release roundup: Platinum PSUs, an amped-up GTX 660, and more

    This week on the roundup, we’ve got fresh gear from Cooler Master, Thermaltake, and Zotac to discuss:

    Image: http://techreport.com/r.x/2012_9_28_Release_roundup_Platinum_PSUs_an_ampedup_GTX_660_and_more/coolermaster.jpg …

    Read more… (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/23653)

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  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Gaming graphics and clicky keyboards

    It seems Radeon HD 7850 prices have taken a nosedive since the GeForce GTX 660 rolled out earlier this month. Lower prices may be bad news for AMD’s profit margin, but they’re good news for gamers, because you can now grab a Radeon HD 7850 2GB for as little as $184.99 with free shipping…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Hard Drive Shipments Rebound to Record Level in 2012

    A year after the Thailand flooding disaster partially derailed production, the global hard disk drive (HDD) industry has fully recovered, with shipments to the computer market expected to hit a record level this year, driven by the enterprise market as well as the arrival of the Windows 8 operating…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AeroCool Announces SilentMaster 200 mm LED Fan

    AeroCool unveiled the SilentMaster 200 mm LED case fan series. Available in red and blue, the fan measures 200 x 200 x 20 mm, with a 154 mm distance between adjacent bolts. With a voltage range of 9-12V, the fan draws up to 3W of power. It spins at 800 ± 200 RPM, pushing up to 76 CFM of air,…
  • [Techreport.com] Strung out on Borderlands 2

    This isn’t easy for me to say, so I’ll just come right out with it: I have a Borderlands 2 problem. Thanks to playing until the wee hours of the morning several nights this week, I’m running a serious sleep deficit. I kept telling myself the late nights were necessary to get a good enough sense…
  • [OCIA.net] Thermaltake Frio Advanced & Extreme Coolers

    It’s been more than two years since Thermaltake launched its first Frio CPU cooler. Then they turned around and presented the Frio OCK nearly a year later. For this year Thermaltake presents not one but two new Frio based coolers for review, the Advanced and Extreme! Both coolers carry on the Frio…
  • [Legitreviews.com] Arctic Breeze USB Fan Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2039/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2039/1/) ARCTIC recently introduced the ARCTIC Breeze, which is a USB powered product that helps keep you from getting all hot and sweaty at your desk or anywhere there is a USB port. The ARCTIC…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Icy Dock Introduces MB996SP-6SB Backplane Cage

    The 5.25″ device bay has been a long standard in computer history. It started from the 90s legacy industrial PC cases all the way to today’s Micro ATX cases. The 5.25″ bay has been widely used for optical drives such as DVD and Blue-ray, or with even a single 3.5″ hard drive with mobile rack….
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) TP-LINK Launches New N600 Wireless Dual Band Router at Everyday Lowest Pricing

    TP-LINK believes that everyone should be able to experience high performance wireless Internet access using dual band technology at the lowest price possible. The N600 Wireless Dual Band Router provides simultaneous stream on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, great for bandwidth intensive applications…
  • [Techpowerup.com] ASUS Also Rolls Out New Monitors

    ASUS announced a pair of new monitors addressing different segments of the market, the PA248QJ for creative professionals, and the VG27AH for gamers. The 24-inch PA248QJ provides a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, and packs a high-grade IPS LCD panel with 10-bit color resolution, high…

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