Online News October 29, 2012

  • [Expreview.com] GPU-Z Updated to v0.6.6 With Many Bug Fixes

    Graphics card information and monitoring tool GPU-Z lately has updated to 0.6.6 version, which features a host of stability updates. To begin with, support was added for NVIDIA Tesla M2070 GPU compute accelerator. The issue of main window not displaying correctly with non-standard Windows font DPI…
  • [Anandtech.com] Cougar Challenger Case Review: Is Competitive Performance Enough?

    It’s fun to review the big enthusiast-class cases like the NZXT Phantom 820 and the Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX custom marvels like the BitFenix Prodigy and SilverStone SG09, but the fact is that cases like those aren’t doing the grunt work on the market. That job is usually handled by standard ATX…
  • [Techreport.com] Sunday Shortbread

    *_The Pick 6_*
    1. Neowin: Google Now (http://www.neowin.net/news/google-now-used-to-alert-android-users-of-hurricane-sandy-and-tsunami-threat) used to alert Android
    users of Hurricane Sandy and tsunami threats
    2. LWN.net: An update (http://lwn.net/Articles/521701/) on the ext4 corruption issue…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Abee Announces RC0x Series Cube-Shaped Cases

    Japanese company Abee announced four new cube-shaped cases of various sizes, which are designed to make it easier to space out hardware, and install space-hungry optional components such as water-cooling. Perfectly cubical, the series includes RC04 and RC04G designed for mini-ITX motherboards; RC07…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) IBM Researchers Demo Initial Steps toward Commercial Fabrication of Carbon Nanotubes

    IBM scientists have demonstrated a new approach to carbon nanotechnology that opens up the path for commercial fabrication of dramatically smaller, faster and more powerful computer chips. For the first time, more than ten thousand working transistors made of nano-sized tubes of carbon have been…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) FinalWire Releases AIDA64 v2.70

    FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 2.70 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition 2.70 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) KINGMAX Releases the MMP30 mSATA SSD

    The world-renowned memory and FLASH module manufacturer KINGMAX has pinpointed the trend of increasing demand for miniaturized solid state drives. With the recent release of the MMP20 mSATA SSD, now the mSATA MMP30 SSD that uses the SATA III 6 Gb/s interface is also released. Not only is it…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Audio Precision ASIO Driver Bypasses Windows Audio for Direct Testing of Pro-Audio IO

    Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test, today demonstrated its new ASIO driver, used to bypass Windows audio when testing pro audio PC interfaces connected by USB, Firewire or PCI.

    ASIO is a PC audio driver technology developed by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH (and since…

  • [Anandtech.com] G.Skill TridentX Review: 2x4GB at DDR3-2666 C11-13-13 1.65V

    Next in our line of memory reviews is a kit I have actually had at my work desk for a while.  In the land of overclockers, synthetics are everything – if it can get a higher number on a screen, and that number can be pushed, then it is worth it. Thus in comes G.Skill with their high end TridentX…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_7 Up_*

    1. AllThingsD: Steven Sinofsky on how Windows 8
    PCs deliver better value (http://allthingsd.com/20121026/steven-sinofsky-on-how-windows-8-pcs-are-better-value-than-apple/) than Apple
    2. Benchmark Reviews on OCZ Technology…

  • [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] 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] 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…
  • [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…

  • [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…

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