Online News February 7, 2013

  • [VR-Zone.com] North Korea uses Modern Warfare 3 footage in disturbing propaganda video

    Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/18900/north_korea.png

    It seems North Korea’s latest propaganda video showing the United States in flames used images from Modern Warfare 3. This came soon after North Korea’s announcement that they would be detonating a nuclear bomb.

  • [Legitreviews.com] ASUS ARES II Video Card Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2133/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2133/1/)If you are looking for a new gaming graphics card and money is not an issue, you are in for a real treat today! ASUS recently sent over the ASUS ARES II and we have been pounding on this…
  • [Anandtech.com] Acer T232HL – Touch Comes to the Desktop

    Windows 8 has brought about its shift in how we use our computers and its focus on having a more unified experience for phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop PCs. As those first two systems are primarily touch-oriented, desktop computers are suddenly seeing a large number of touch displays…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD Rolls Out Athlon II X2 280 Value Dual-Core Processor

    It’s not retirement time for AMD’s 45 nm “Regor” silicon just yet, with the company announcing the Athlon II X2 280 value dual-core processor. Built in the socket AM3 package (compatible with AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ motherboards), and based on the company’s K10.5 micro-architecture, the chip features two…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD Rushes Out Catalyst 13.2 Beta 5 Driver to Correct 3DMark CrossFire Scaling Issue

    AMD rushed out a new beta version of its Catalyst driver suite, which addresses the issue of improper performance scaling on the new 3DMark, on CrossFire multi-GPU setups. The new Catalyst 13.2 Beta 5 adds a CrossFire profile for 3DMark v1.00 launched on Monday (04/02). Along the way, it also…
  • [Techpowerup.com] FarCry 3 Game Bundle Now With OCZ Vector SSDs

    OCZ is giving away copies (U-play keys) of the hit first-person shooter title Far Cry 3 to new and existing owners of its Vector 256 GB and 512 GB solid-state drives (SSDs). A page (http://www.ocztechnology.com/vector_farcry3/) has been set up where owners of the drives can enter purchase details…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Apricorn Debuts the Aegis Bio 3.0 Drive with Biometric Fingerprint Access

    Apricorn, a leader in data security products for business, today announced the Aegis Bio 3.0, an innovative ‘software free’ biometric USB 3.0 drive that safeguards data with secure fingerprint access and military grade 265-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption. The Aegis Bio is cross platform compatible…
  • [Techreport.com] Zotac’s Zbox ID42 Plus nettop reviewed

    Slapping together an HTPC isn’t a small undertaking, though. You can’t just stick any old computer under your TV. Well, you could, but you’d probably regret having a huge black box huffing and puffing while you try to watch Netflix. Ideally, you want a small-form-factor enclosure, power-efficient…
  • [Anandtech.com] Microsoft Surface Pro Review

    There’s clearly interest in a device that converges the tablet and notebook. ASUS saw some of the earliest success in this department with its Transformer line of Android tablets. Once the first Windows RT/8 designs started appearing, it became clear that everyone was aiming to deliver something…
  • [Bit-tech.net] Phobya WaCoolT Benchtable review

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2013/02/phobya-wacoolt-benchtable-review/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2013/02/06/phobya-wacoolt-benchtable-review/1)We take a look at Phobya’s rather substantial dual-radiator benchtableImage:…
  • [Anandtech.com] Arctic Introduces OpenELEC-based MC001-XBMC HTPC

    Arctic announced the availability of their MC001-XBMC passive HTPC today. Based on the Intel Atom D525 and the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5430, the unit comes with OpenELEC (http://www.openelec.tv) pre-installed. The hardware platform supports HD audio bitstreaming and TV tuner / PVR capabilities.

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) QNAP Launches Turbo NAS Series Featuring XBMC

    QNAP, Inc. launches its latest mid level NAS Series, the TS-x69 Pro and TS-x69L Series with XBMC. The TS-x69 Pro and L series are powered by an Intel Atom 2.13 GHz Dual-Core processor with expandable memory up to 3GB. The XBMC Media Center feature allows users to directly connect the NAS through…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Gigabyte Rolls Out GR-EZI14H 4-bay NAS

    Gigabyte rolled out the GR-EZI14H 4-bay home/SMB NAS server. Almost identical to the GR-EZI04H (http://www.techpowerup.com/176514/Gigabyte-Announces-its-First-Consumer-NAS.html), launched back in December, 2012; the GR-EZI14H ships with Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011, instead of the custom…
  • [Anandtech.com] Apple Is Now Using SanDisk SSDs in the Retina MacBook Pro As Well

    There has always been some level of lottery involved when buying an SSD-equipped Mac. The first Mac to start the lottery was the 2010 MacBook Air, which initially used Toshiba’s SSDs but later it was found (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4275/apple-now-using-samsung-ssds-in-macbook-air) that some…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Huntkey Debuts FX Series of Power Supplies

    Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global professional power supply provider, debuted its latest FX Series of power supplies, including an FX500SE power supply, which is 80Plus Platinum certified, and an FX620M power supply, which is 80Plus Bronze certified.

    The FX Series of power supplies are fully…

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