Online News October 27, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Friday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*

    1. Ballmer: Windows 8 PCs are “the best PCs ever (http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/25/ballmer-windows-8-pcs-are-the-best-pcs-ever-the-experience-is-magical/).” The experience is “truly magical”
    2. Business Wire: Windows 8…

  • [Techreport.com] UPDATED: Deal of the week—Windows 8 edition

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    At midnight last night, Windows 8 became available to the general public. The operating system can now be …

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  • [Techreport.com] iOS loses tablet market share to Android

    Strategy Analytics has crunched the global tablet shipment numbers for Q3, and they show a couple of interesting trends. First, the rate of growth has slowed dramatically since last year. Between the third quarters of 2010 and 2011, sales of “modern tablets” surged a whopping 289%. Q3 tablet…
  • [Techreport.com] Friday night topic: What are you playing?

    Time to pull out an old classic for tonight’s topic. I’ve been spending quite a bit of free time playing Borderlands 2, and a host of other new games are awaiting my attention once I’m finished, including Guild Wars 2, Dishonored, Sleeping Dogs, and maybe Medal of Honor Warfighter or XCOM. I’m…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Gigabyte Preps a New 1 GB Radeon HD 7850 Card

    It seems that one memory-light Radeon HD 7850 (http://www.techpowerup.com/171794/Gigabyte-Releasing-a-Radeon-HD-7850-with-1-GB-of-Memory.html) isn’t enough for Gigabyte because the Taiwanese company is currently preparing a second such card, the GV-R785WF2-1GD. Seen below, this latest…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) ASUS ROG and Ubisoft Present Digital Download Bonus Game Promotion

    Welcoming the busiest time of the year for gamers, ASUS ROG is proud to offer buyers of participating products a bonus game in collaboration with Ubisoft. Select ROG motherboards, desktops, audio cards, and headsets are taking part in the promotion, as well as specific ASUS graphics cards. All…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Make Your Move to Windows 8 with Seagate

    With the consumer availability of Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, Seagate Technology plc is helping to make the move as seamless as possible for those making the upgrade. Seagate Backup Plus family (http://www.seagate.com/promos/backup-plus-family/?intcmp=hp_hero_bup) of drives is the…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Spire Introduces the X2 6011 MOD Series Gamer Chassis

    The X2.6011 is the newest addition to the Spire X2 product range. Built with 0.8 mm steel maximum performance and computing satisfaction. Every element of the case has been engineered to provide maximum cooling performance. Up to six large 12 cm fans can be placed throughout the X2.6011 ensuring…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Overclockers UK Announces a Full Line of Windows 8 PCs

    The new range of Windows 8 Edition PCs are now available to buy from Overclockers UK and you can also purchase the full range of Windows 8 software, available with free delivery!

    Windows 8 works seamlessly across all of your devices, from your desktop PC through to your touch screen tablet and…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Panasonic Intros the Toughbook C2 Windows 8 Convertible Tablet PC

    Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, today announced the Toughbook C2 – a semi-rugged convertible tablet PC that is Panasonic’s first Toughbook model optimized for the new Microsoft Windows 8 Pro operating system.

    The new device includes a…

  • [Legitreviews.com] Steelseries Siberia V2 Frost USB-Powered Headset Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2060/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2060/1/) Today we take a look at the SteelSeries Siberia V2 Frost Blue Edition gaming headsets. These headsets are based on the original award-winning Siberia series headsets which are used by…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) DisplayLink Announces Microsoft Windows 8 Support for PCs, Notebooks

    DisplayLink, the leading provider of USB Graphics Technology, today announced its latest USB Graphics Software release, adding support for Microsoft’s Windows 8 Operating System. Its latest Version 7.0 release is fully backwards compatible with all DisplayLink enabled USB 2.0 and 3.0 products and…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) ASUS Unveils the Xonar D-KARA Audio Card

    As the online karaoke and recording phenomenon continues to gain traction, demand has emerged for dedicated hardware that enables pro-level singing and recording via PC at home. The ASUS Xonar D-KARA karaoke audio card (PCI interface) presents professional effects and recording capabilities,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) ASRock Launches the Z77 Extreme6/TB4 Motherboard with Thunderbolt

    Few things in life are more complicated than the ports on a motherboard’s rear panel. Not only do they disguise themselves in different shapes and sizes, they also serve for unique purposes and offer distinct performance. However, currently there is one in particular that stands out and deserves…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) MSI Offering Free Assassin’s Creed III Download with GeForce GTX 650 Ti Cards

    Leading mainboard and graphics card maker MSI is now offering the full version of the latest “Assassin’s Creed III” game for download with every GTX 650 Ti graphics card (N650TI PE 1GD5/OC and N650Ti-1GD5/OC). The new game from Ubisoft has been for three years in development. The new game engine…

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