Online News October 31, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Ballmer touts early Windows 8 adoption

    The pundits may be harping on the allegedly lukewarm response to Windows 8, but Microsoft doesn’t sound unhappy. As PC World reports, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took to the stage (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2013297/microsoft-ceo-ballmer-touts-windows-8-momentum.html) at the BUILD conference…
  • [Expreview.com] ASRock Announces Z77 Extreme6/TB4 Motherboard with Thunderbolt

    Recently ASRock Announces its Z77 Extreme6/TB4 motherboard with Thunderbolt support. The new motherboard is equipped with two new Thunderbolt ports, via Thunderbolt players may expect dual channel up to 10Gbps per port transfer speed, which is also bi-directional and dual protocol friendly,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Cambrios and LG Electronics Announce World’s First 23” Touch Panels Using ClearOhm

    Cambrios Technologies Corporation, the leader in nanotechnology-based solutions for the transparent and flexible conductor markets, and the CEM (Chemical & Electronic Material) division of LG Electronics (LG), today announced the world’s first ClearOhm material-based 23″ touch panel. The touch…
  • [Expreview.com] CPU-Z v1.62 Available for Download

    Graphics card information and monitoring tool CPU-Z lately has updated to 1.62 version. The updated features for CPU-Z v1.62 are shown as follows: – AMD “Vishera” processors – Intel Haswell & Ivy Bridge E/EP preliminary support – Reduce CPU utilization and faster refresh rate – Improved validation…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) NZXT Announces the Kraken Series All-In-One Liquid Coolers

    High performance liquid cooling has finally arrived in an easy to use, all-in-one package. NZXT releases the Kraken, the first premium all-in-one water cooler series for PC enthusiasts and gamers alike. The Kraken X40 and Kraken X60 are high end, all-in-one 140 mm and 280 mm liquid-cooling…
  • [Anandtech.com] Inside the Titan Supercomputer: 299K AMD x86 Cores and 18.6K NVIDIA GPU Cores

    Earlier this month I drove out to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to pay a visit to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). I’d never been to a national lab before, but my ORNL visit was for a very specific purpose: to witness the final installation of the Titan supercomputer.

    ORNL is a US Department…

  • [Techpowerup.com] TechPowerUp Announces November World Community Grid Challenge

    One of the leading teams on the charts, Team TechPowerUp World Community Grid (WCG) is announcing the November Challenge. Spread across two rounds in the first two weeks of the coming month, that’s 01/11/2012 to 07/11/2012 and 08/11/2012 to 14/11/2012; the objective of the contest is to score as…
  • [Techreport.com] Street prices higher than expected for Intel 335 Series SSD

    Intel’s new 335 Series 240GB SSD (http://techreport.com/review/23800/intel-335-series-ssd-reviewed) has a suggested retail price of $184, which works out to just 77 cents per gigabyte. When Intel briefed us on the drive, it indicated that street prices could be different—and they are. The 335…
  • [Techreport.com] Halloween Shortbread

    *_7 Up_*
    1. Reuters: Disney to buy (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/31/us-disney-lucas-idUSBRE89T1LL20121031) “Star Wars” producer for $4.05 billion
    2. VR-Zone: ARM introduces its 64-bit processors…
  • [Techreport.com] Hawken trailers detail mech configuration, combat

    Hawken, the first-person mech game with shades of Mechwarrior and Shogo, is currently being tested in a closed beta. If you’re not one of the lucky few with beta access, you can still get a taste of the game through a couple of new Basic Training videos. The first trailer…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Samsung Produces New High-performance Enterprise SSDs for Data Centers

    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, today announced that it is producing advanced solid state drives (SSDs) that are designed specifically for use in servers and enterprise storage systems. These drives – the SM843 and the SM1625 – will be…
  • [Techreport.com] TR’s Windows 8 system guide

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    Windows 8 is here at last . Some love it, and some hate it. Regardless of how you …

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  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) DMP Joins Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation

    Digital Media Professionals Inc. (DMP), a leading provider of 2D/3D graphics Intellectual Property (IP) cores, today announced it has become a new member and contributor to the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation. HSA aims to push standards based architecture and interfaces for…
  • [Techpowerup.com] ECS Intros H61H2-MV Compact Micro-ATX Motherboard

    Several high-end mini-ITX cases these days ship with two expansion slot bays. To take advantage of that, ECS introduced the H61H2-MV. The company was careful enough to label it a micro-ATX motherboard, although its PCB length and mounting screw layout is suggestive that you could install in on one…
  • [Techpowerup.com] 4 Million Windows 8 Licenses Sold: Ballmer

    Microsoft sold over 4 million licenses to its Windows 8 operating system, which was launched last Friday worldwide. The figure was announced by CEO Steve Ballmer, speaking at the Build conference, attended by over 2,000 developers. Ballmer cited these numbers to encourage developers to build apps…

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