Online News January 27, 2013

  • [VR-Zone.com] JJ Abrams confirmed to direct Star Wars Episode VII

    Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/18808/JJ_Abrams_Star_Wars.jpg

    J.J. Abrams has been officially announced by Lucasfilm to direct Episode VII and take us to a galaxy far, far away.

    More……

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Super Talent Announces Green Very Low Profile (VLP) Memory

    Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, introduces its updated green memory modules.
    With no tradeoffs in price or performance, choosing VLP DIMMs for computing can have an enormous environmental impact when the hundreds of thousands…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) AVADirect First In US To Offer Clevo P570WM X79 17.3" Full HD Gaming Notebook

    AVADirect, a leading custom notebook provider, is now offering the world’s first X79 gaming notebook. Almost one year ago, AVADirect began to accept pre-orders on what was to be the world’s first X79 desktop replacement, the Clevo P270WM. After many complications, production was halted and release…
  • [Anandtech.com] MSI Z77 MPower Review: The XPower’s Little Brother

    Like many other manufacturers, MSI is building brands to aid the development of their product lines.  Over the past few Intel chipsets MSI have developed their Big Bang family, such as the P55 Trinergy (http://www.anandtech.com/show/2894), P55 Fuzion, X58 XPower…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Blazing-fast SSDs and last year’s games

    When we reviewed it (http://techreport.com/review/23990/samsung-840-pro-series-ssd-reviewed) last month, Samsung’s 840 Pro Series solid-state drive wasn’t exactly cheap—the 256GB version carried an incredible $270 price tag. Well, prices have dropped quite nicely since then, and Newegg now…
  • [Anandtech.com] Element Sector 5 Case for iPhone 5 Review

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6700/ElementSector5-4921_575px.jpg (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6700/element-sector-5-case-for-iphone-5-review)

    Most of the AnandTech crew seems to be averse to putting cases on their phones for a variety of different reasons. I’m still of the…

  • [Techreport.com] Here’s Ashton Kutcher as an historically inaccurate Steve Jobs

    In case you missed it, Entertainment Weekly posted a teaser clip (http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/01/24/sundance-jobs-josh-gad-ashton-kutcher-exclusive-clip/) of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher yesterday. The clip shows a brief exchange between Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the…
  • [Techpowerup.com] MSI Unveils 970A-G43 Entry-Level Socket AM3+ Motherboard

    MSI rolled out a new value socket AM3+ motherboard, the 970A-G43. Based on the AMD 970 chipset with SB950 southbridge, the ATX form-factor board covers all the essentials for a single graphics card gaming PC build, on a tight budget. It uses a simple 5-phase VRM to power the AM3+ socket. The board…
  • [Legitreviews.com] NVIDIA Kepler versus Fermi in Adobe After Effects CS6

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2127/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2127/1/)One of the new features in After Effects CS6, is native 3D ray-tracing using the NVIDIA CUDA engine. While Adobe After Effects CS6 has been out for nearly eight months, we were shocked to…
  • [Overclock3D.net] Ozone Rage ST Headset Review

    Ozone gear is very competitively priced, so does the Rage ST prove to be a bargain?

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

  • [Anandtech.com] Transcend SSD320 & SSD720 (256GB) Review

    Transcend is a Taiwanese company specializing in memory and flash storage solutions. While Transcend may not be the first company that comes to mind about NAND flash, they have been in the industry since the late 80′s. Transcend’s USB flash sticks and SD cards are actually rather popular at least…
  • [Techreport.com] Cisco to sell Linksys to Belkin

    Practically 10 years to the day after being snatched up by Cisco, Linksys is bracing for another change of ownership. This time, Belkin says it has agreed (http://www.belkin.com/us/pressreleases/8798355522620) to purchase Cisco’s Home Networking Business Unit—including Linksys—from…
  • [Anandtech.com] AVADirect’s Clevo P570WM X79 Gaming Notebook Available for Pre-Order in the US

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6698/AVADirect-Clevo-P570WM_575px.jpg (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6698/avadirects-clevo-p570wm-x79-gaming-notebook-available-for-preorder-in-the-us)

    Depending on whom you ask, desktop replacement notebooks are either a growing or a shrinking market….

  • [Techreport.com] Friday Shortbread

    *_The Fantastic Four_*

    1. Bloomberg: Canada would look ‘carefully (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-25/canada-would-look-carefully-at-lenovo-rim-deal-flaherty-says.html)’ at Lenovo-RIM deal, Flaherty says
    2. Businessweek: Samsung drops…

  • [Techreport.com] Lenovo eying BlackBerry maker RIM

    BlackBerry maker RIM is in a precarious position. The firm continues to lose smartphone market share, and it seems like the only people still using BlackBerry devices are those who got them free through their employers. Rumors that RIM would be picked up by another company have made the rounds…

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