Online News November 1, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Natural Selection 2 is out, costs $24.99

    I have fond memories of playing Natural Selection, arguably one of the finest mods for the original Half-Life. The mix of action and RTS elements, plus the widely different character classes, made for some unique (and often terrifying) multiplayer matches.

    Now, 10 years to the day after the…

  • [Techreport.com] Acer delays Windows RT tablet

    There are a couple of Windows RT devices out there right now, and more are on the way. Acer won’t be throwing its hat into the ring until later than expected, though. Mixed reviews of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet have reportedly made Acer delay plans to release its own device based on the…
  • [Techreport.com] Poll: What will be the fate of Windows RT?

    Windows RT is a curious beast. It features the tablet-friendly Modern UI Style and is compatible with the ARM-based processors found in most modern tablets. However, it also sacrifices the x86 application compatbility that makes Windows, well, Windows. There may be a desktop environment lurking…
  • [Techreport.com] Thursday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*

    1. TechHive: Comcast offers free Wi-Fi (http://www.techhive.com/article/2013368/comcast-offers-free-wi-fi-in-the-wake-of-sandy.html) in the wake of Sandy
    2. AllThingsD: AT&T and T-Mobile team up for free roaming…

  • [Techreport.com] ARM intros 64-bit Cortex-A50, to be used by AMD

    Yesterday, we reported that AMD’s ARM-compatible processors will include (http://techreport.com/news/23817/amd-arm-core-will-be-licensed-not-amd-own-creation) pre-fab 64-bit ARM cores, not compatible cores designed by AMD itself. Now, we have some idea of exactly what cores AMD is going to use.
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) PNY Introduces A New GeForce GTX 650 Ti Card

    PNY Technologies, a global storage, upgrade and graphics solutions manufacturer, recently unveiled the GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Replacing the GTX 550 Ti, this new GPU makes NVIDIA’s Kepler architecture available for a price lower than £150. The card allows enthusiasts to immerse themselves in…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) BEHRINGER Debuts New Active Loudspeakers with Wireless Mic Technology

    BEHRINGER is now shipping its EUROLIVE B115D and B115MP3 active 2-way loudspeakers. Designed to deliver instantly a superb sound quality for all kinds of musicians and artists in nearly any live sound situation, the new systems feature an integrated dual-channel mixer with 2-band EQ, built-in sound…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Kingston Releases 64 GB microSDXC Class 10 Memory Card

    Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a new 64 GB Kingston microSDXC Class 10 memory card. In the current age of smartphones and tablets, the need for more mobile data storage has…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) OCZ Technology Issues Status Update on Current Business Operation

    OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today issues this update to better inform its customers, investors, partners, and stakeholders about the status of its current business operation.

    “We are undergoing a…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) STMicroelectronics First to Simplify Complex Routing With New DisplayPort 1.2 Device

    STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a top player in ICs for home multimedia, today added the STDP43 series of products to its innovative DisplayPort portfolio. These Systems-on-Chips (SoCs) are the…
  • [Bit-tech.net] Tt eSports Level 10M Gaming Mouse review

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2012/10/tt-esports-level-10m-gaming-mouse-review/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/peripherals/2012/10/31/tt-esports-level-10m-gaming-mouse-review/1)Thermaltake’s new gaming mouse can be heavily customised, but does this justify…
  • [Hothardware.com] Z77 OC Motherboard Shootout – MSI vs ASRock

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/msi-asrock-shootout-thumb.JPG (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Z77-Motherboard-Shootout-MSI-vs-ASRock-/)We’ve seen more than our share of motherboards sporting the Z77 chipset, but today we have a pair of Z77 boards–one each from ASRock and MSI–that…
  • [Anandtech.com] Samsung Chromebook (XE303) Review: Testing ARM’s Cortex A15

    Google announced the Chrome OS project two years ago (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4055/anands-thoughts-on-googles-chrome-os), and with it came the first Chromebook: the CR-48. The Chrome OS concept seemed revolutionary at the time. In 2010 we were well into the latest round of questioning whether…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) VIA Unveils the World’s Smallest x86 Quad Core System, ARTiGO A1250

    VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient computing platforms, today announced the world’s smallest x86 quad core system, the VIA ARTiGO A1250 slim system, featuring a 1.0 GHz VIA QuadCore processor and the latest VIA VX11H media system processor (MSP), in chassis the size of a…
  • [Legitreviews.com] Amped Wireless R20000G High Power Dual Band Router Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2066/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2066/1/) Today we looked at the Amped Wireless R20000G Dual Band Wireless router. The R20000G features dual high powered 2.4GHz 600mW amplifiers, with dual high power 5.0 GHz amplifiers and dual…

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