Online News February 10, 2013

  • [Anandtech.com] Samsung Laptop UEFI Bugs: Not Just for Linux

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6734/Samsung Bricked II.jpg (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6734/samsung-laptop-uefi-bugs-not-just-for-linux)

    About ten days ago I posted about a problem with Samsung laptops getting bricked…

  • [Anandtech.com] ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Champion and X79 Professional Review: From a Gamer to Gamers

    We have a long wait until Ivy Bridge-E hits the shelves, and until that point the dichotomy between the features and price of both Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge will continue to weigh on the minds of performance.  But does it weigh on the minds of gamers so much? Continuing debates rage on…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Star Wars & Star Trek are connected says JJ Abrams at DICE 2013

    Image: http://resources.vr-zone.net/uploads/18913/JJ_Abrams.jpg

    At this year’s DICE Summit J.J. Abrams, the director of the new Star Trek film and Star Wars Episode VII, speaks with Gabe Newell about the importance of subtle clues in his movies.

    More……

  • [Hothardware.com] Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern GPUs?

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/C2D.JPG (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/GPU-Redux-Can-Old-DualCores-Drive-A-Modern-Graphics-Card/)A few weeks back, we examined whether a new GPU like the GeForce GTX 660 could breathe new life into an older quad-core gaming system built in mid 2008. The…
  • [Legitreviews.com] ADATA DashDrive Elite 500GB HE720 External Drive Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2136/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2136/1/)Are you looking for an external hard drive that is thin for easy portability? The ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 is the world’s thinnest USB 3.0 external hard drive at just 8.9mm thick. That…
  • [Anandtech.com] HP Chromebook Confirmed: Available Now For $329

     

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6732/8436614788_cfc1253128_o_575px.jpg (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6732/hp-chromebook-confirmed-available-now-for-329)

    We already covered the leak, and now we’ve got the confirmation we knew would come. HP has officially announced the HP…

  • [Bit-tech.net] It’s time to bin your optical drive

    Image: http://images.bit-tech.net/blog/2013/02/it-s-time-to-bin-your-optical-drive/featured_double.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/2013/02/08/it-s-time-to-bin-your-optical-drive/)I absolutely loathe the optical drive. The only times I’ve felt remotely attached to this historically flaky device…
  • [Anandtech.com] WikiPad Gaming Tablet Coming This Spring For $249

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6731/Wikipad-WP005-Press1-20130206white_575px.jpg (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6731/wikipad-gaming-tablet-coming-this-spring-for-249)

    Gaming on Android has been a hot topic lately. Purpose built consoles and handhelds have been rolling out along with…

  • [Anandtech.com] QNAP Introduces XBMC App for TS-x69 Pro / L Series NAS Units

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6730/qnap_575px.png (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6730/qnap-introduces-xbmc-app-for-tsx69-pro-l-series-nas-units)

    The Atom D2700 series CPUs have proved quite popular in the SMB / SOHO NAS market. We saw vendors introduce models with HDMI outputs as…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Thermaltake Announces Chaser A31 Gaming PC Case

    Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solution, and power supply unit today introduced the anticipating the new Thermaltake Chaser A31 gaming case designed for computer gamers and enthusiasts that deliver a combination of cooling, performance and expandability any full tower…
  • [Techpowerup.com] GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Listed by Danish Store

    A store listing (http://www.proshop.dk/Grafikkort/ASUS-GeForce-GTX-Titan-6GB-GDDR5-2394804.html) by Danish online retailer Proshop reveals a couple of things, one, that NVIDIA’s next flagship graphics card will indeed be called “GeForce GTX Titan,” and two, it could be out of reach of a vast…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Super Talent Launches PCIe & Mini PCIe FDMs

    Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, showcases its PCIe and mini PCIe Flash Disk Modules.

    Bypassing the SATA speed bottleneck, Super Talent’s PCIe and mini PCIe FDMs offer huge performance gains with the ability to deliver read…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Toshiba Ships Samples of Industry’s First Universal Flash Storage Devices

    Toshiba Corporation and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced that it began shipping samples of its 64-gigabyte (GB) embedded NAND flash memory module equipped with a Universal…
  • [Techpowerup.com] NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan PCB Pictured…Sort Of

    Here’s the first blurry picture of the GeForce GTX Titan PCB. Among the structures we can make out on the surprisingly not to busy metropolis is the ASIC itself, which uses an integrated heatspreader much like every other high-end NVIDIA GPU. The card draws power from a combination of 6-pin and…
  • [Techpowerup.com] ASUS Intros F2A85-V Socket FM2 Motherboard

    ASUS augmented its socket FM2 motherboard lineup with the F2A85-V, a lite variant of the F2A85-V Pro (http://www.techpowerup.com/172703/ASUS-Introduces-New-F2A85-Series-Motherboards-for-Trinity-APUs.html) the company kicked off its Trinity APU-compatible motherboard lineup with. The new F2A85-V…

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