Online News February 2, 2013

  • [Anandtech.com] The Making of NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6721/someassemblyrequiredweb.jpg (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6721/the-making-of-nvidias-project-shield)

    NVIDIA put up a blog post recently that goes into some of the details of how Project SHIELD came together…

  • [Anandtech.com] Fractal Design Launches Core 3000 USB 3.0

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6719/FD-CA-CORE-3000-USB3-BL_5_575px.jpg (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6719/fractal-design-launches-core-3000-usb-30)

    Last year, we looked at Fractal Design’s Core 1000…

  • [Anandtech.com] Intel Releases 180GB SSD 335

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    Intel released the SSD 335 in October last year but the initial launch included only the 240GB version. Today Intel is adding a 180GB model to the SSD…

  • [VR-Zone.com] Google Maps offers panoramic view of Grand Canyon

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    Google has released a panoramic view of the Grand Canyon, giving people throughout the world a glimpse of a whopping 75 miles of trails and roads at the iconic location.

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  • [Techpowerup.com] Intel SSD 335 Series Expanded with New 180 GB Model

    Intel made an addition to its SSD 335 line of performance-segment consumer SSDs, which is currently available in just one capacity, 240 GB. The new 180 GB variant (SKU: SSDSC2CT180A4K5) retains the feature-set and rated speeds of its older sibling, boasting of up to 500 MB/s reads, up to 450 MB/s…
  • [Techreport.com] Get a cheap Win8 upgrade while you still can

    Contemplating an upgrade to Windows 8? Then you may want to pull the trigger now, even if you don’t proceed with the installation straight away. As we noted (http://techreport.com/news/24235/deal-of-the-week-windows-8-displays-storage-and-games) earlier this month, today is the last day of…
  • [Techreport.com] Final Battlefield 3 DLC adds dirt bikes, capture the flag

    More than a year has passed since Battlefield 3 was released, and new content is still rolling out. The game’s fifth and final End Game DLC is due in March. This last chapter is revealed in an action-packed trailer that has me itching to play. Check it out:

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  • [Techreport.com] Friday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. BBC News: EA boss denies (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21274482) video games encourage violent attacks
    2. X-bit labs: First alleged performance result…
  • [Techreport.com] Valve’s Newell: Biggest threat in the living room is Apple

    Image: http://techreport.com/r.x/2013q1/bigpicture-tv-feat.jpg Given its efforts to bring Steam into the living room, you’d think Valve would be worried about the next generation of consoles coming later this year. Yet according to Valve CEO and bearded messiah Gabe Newell, the “biggest challenge”…
  • [Anandtech.com] Three Months with Microsoft’s Office 365

    Windows and Office. It’s a duo that has made up the core of Microsoft’s business since before I was born, and remains the cornerstone upon which the rest of the company is built. And so it has gone, for as long as I can remember: with each new version of Windows, a refreshed edition of Office to go…
  • [Techreport.com] Rumor: Dell to go private—with Microsoft’s help

    Image: http://techreport.com/r.x/2013q1/dell-hq-feat.jpg I don’t know if you’ve kept up with the Wall Street chatter lately, but word out there is that Dell is going to go private—and Microsoft may be involved in the move. The latest story on the subject was published by Bloomberg…
  • [Anandtech.com] Closing the Loop II: New Liquid Coolers from Corsair and Swiftech

    When we visited CES 2013, it became increasingly clear that not only were closed loop liquid coolers here to stay, but that they are in fact “the next big thing” in desktop system cooling. There are good reasons to go for them, too. While you may have to deal with some mild pump noise depending on…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Sony hints at February 20 as PlayStation 4 unveiling date with teaser video?

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    A short 45 second video is teasing Sony PlayStation fans with a February 20 date. Could this mean that we will finally see the official PS4 later next month?

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  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) OCZ Technology Provides Further Update on its Business

    OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced additional estimated financial information in an effort to further communicate with key constituents of the Company.

    The following…

  • [Techpowerup.com] Intel "Haswell" Quad-Core CPU Benchmarked, Compared Clock-for-Clock with "Ivy Bridge"

    Russian tech publication OCLab.ru, which claims access to Intel’s next-generation Core “Haswell” processor engineering-sample (and an LGA1150 8-series motherboard!), wasted no time in running a quick clock-for-clock performance comparison with the current Core “Ivy Bridge” processor. In its…

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