Online News October 7, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Sunday Shortbread

    *_The Fierce Five_*
    1. Ars Technica on the ghost of Jobs (http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/10/the-ghost-of-jobs-apples-challenge-to-decide-what-would-steve-do/): Apple’s challenge to decide “what would Steve do?”
    2. The Powerbase: hp hiring 50+ engineers…
  • [Techreport.com] Choose your own Dishonored adventure

    We have, perhaps, posted too many Dishonored trailers in the past few months. This should be the last one, if only because the game comes out on Tuesday. To whet your appetite, publisher Bethesda has posted a “Path to Revenge” trailer with an interactive twist. The video takes you through parts…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. Bloomberg: Foxconn workers on iPhone lines strike (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-05/foxconn-workers-on-iphone-lines-strike-labor-group-says.html), labor group says
    2. SlashGear: Apple will require approval…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: solid-state storage at 59 cents/GB

    Our own Geoff Gasior wrote a pretty interesting story (http://techreport.com/review/23674/ssd-prices-continue-tumbling-in-q3) about declining solid-state storage prices yesterday. One of the highlights was a graph that ranked a plethora of drives by their median cost per gigabyte over the past…
  • [Techreport.com] Friday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. Intel’s Haswell architecture analyzed (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6355/intels-haswell-architecture) at AnandTech: Building a new PC and a new Intel
    2. Fudzilla: Intel Z87 (http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/28987-intel-z87-haswell-chipset-has-all-6gbs-sata) Haswell…
  • [Techreport.com] Friday night topic: Where do you see PC enthusiasts in 5 years?

    Had an interesting conversation with some fellow editors of PC hardware sites recently that revolved around the question: will we still be doing this in five years? There was genuine curiosity about whether PCs built from components will continue to make sense, given the rise of highly integrated…
  • [Jonnyguru.com Review] FSP Raider 750W

    It’s time to go on a power supply raid. Today, FSP is going to be helping out there by letting me take a peek at their Raider 750 watt unit. This is an 80 Plus Bronze unit targeted at the budget gaming crowd. Come inside, and we’ll see if this unit turns out to be the bronze idol itself, or…
  • [Bjorn3d.com] Kingston HyperX Predator 2666MHz 8GB Memory

    Categories: Memory (http://www.bjorn3d.com/category/reviews-articles/hardware/memory/), Reviews & Articles (http://www.bjorn3d.com/category/reviews-articles/)

    Tags: 2666 (http://www.bjorn3d.com/tag/2666/), bridge (http://www.bjorn3d.com/tag/bridge/), HyperX (http://www.bjorn3d.com/tag/hyperx/),…

  • [Anandtech.com] AMD Cuts Radeon HD 7850 Prices Again

    AMD’s initial launch prices for the Radeon HD 7000 series were not well received by the thrifty. But as AMD has since discovered, starting high means you can make a big deal of price cuts, and that’s exactly what they’ve been doing for roughly the past 6 months. Through a few different rounds of…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Enermax Releases White Version of the Ostrog PC Chassis

    After the official presentation of the Ostrog case series in June, it is continuously growing in popularity. Fitted with features and functions that are normally reserved for the premium-class models, the midi tower offers much comfort and a lot of space at an affordable price.

    According to the…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) American Megatrends Introduces New Aptio V UEFI BIOS Firmware

    American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a leader in BIOS and computing innovations, announced the launch of Aptio V, the newest version of its acclaimed Aptio UEFI BIOS firmware, at a seminar titled “Touch the Future with Aptio V” in Taipei, Taiwan. As the “next generation of UEFI BIOS,” Aptio V features…
  • [Legitreviews.com] Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X Video Card Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2050/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2050/1/)The SAPPHIRE HD 7950 3GB OC Vapor-X Edition has a core clock speed of 950 MHz and 3GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5000MHz (effective). We put this custom card to the test to see how it…
  • [Anandtech.com] Intel’s Haswell Architecture Analyzed: Building a New PC and a New Intel

    Atom was originally developed not to deal with ARM but to usher in a new type of ultra mobile device. That obviously didn’t happen. UMPCs failed, netbooks were a temporary distraction (albeit profitable for Intel) and a new generation of smartphones and tablets became the new face of mobile…
  • [Techreport.com] Mozilla releases preview of Firefox for Windows 8

    The Windows 8 version of Firefox sure has come a long way since that early demo (http://techreport.com/news/22742/mozilla-shows-firefox-on-metro-progress) we saw in April. Now, Mozilla has the browser up and running (https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2012/10/04/firefox-metro-preview/) with a…
  • [Overclock3D.net] SteelSeries Siberia V2 Frost Blue SE Review

    If white is the new black, then SteelSeries are on the leading edge of fashionable design with the latest Special Edition Siberia headset.

    More… (http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/audio/steelseries_siberia_v2_frost_blue_se_review/1)

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