Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I-O Data Unveils Trio of USB 3.0 Storage Products

Japanese maker I-O Data unveiled three new storage products that make use of the USB 3.0 interface, including two portable hard drives, and one flash drive. The HDCA-UT is the larger portable hard drive that's more of an external HDD that stays on desktops for longer periods; the HDPC-AU with its compact form-factor is more portable.

Xilence Intros New Top Flow M608 CPU Cooler

Xilence unveiled its latest multi-socket type compatible CPU cooler, the M608. This cooler sports a top air-flow design, where air is blown on to the motherboard, through three aluminum fin arrays that propagates parallel to the plane of the motherboard.

NVIDIA GeForce 270.51 BETA Software Suite Released, Big Changes


NVIDIA today released version 270.51 BETA GeForce software suite. The application installs the latest recommended drivers for NVIDIA GeForce GPUs (6-series and above), CUDA, PhysX, and 3DVision software, NVIDIA HDMI audio drivers, and related software. With this release, NVIDIA also introduced an automatic driver update feature. To begin with, GeForce 270.51 WHQL introduced performance improvements in a wide range of games, including SLI performance for the games covered.

SilverStone Intros DC01 Single Drive NAS

Known more for its premium cases and PSUs, SilverStone occasionally ventures into speciality storage products, its latest being the DC01 "network data center". Simply put, it's a compact single drive NAS (network-attached storage) that can act as a print-server. Measuring 123 (W) x 123 (D) x 33 (H) mm, the DC01 can house one 2.5-inch SATA hard drive or solid state drive. Its storage can be expanded by connecting USB Mass Storage capable external hard drives or flash drives to its two USB 2.0 ports; and eSATA capable drives.

American Portwell Intros Intel Sandy Bridge COM Express Type 2 Carrier Board

American Portwell recently announced that the company has expanded its COM Express Type 2 product portfolio to include a new solution that is compatible with Intel's second-generation Core processors, code named Sandy Bridge.

GE Intros Embedded HPEC Board Powered by Intel Sandy Bridge Quad-Core CPUs

GE Intelligent Platforms just announced that Intel's second-generation Core processors have found their way in one of the company's most advanced multiprocessor platforms, the DSP280 rugged dual socket 6U VPX board that is designed to be used in high performance embedded computing solutions.

These are usually deployed by the military inside manned and unmanned airborne, ground and naval vehicles to perform tasks such as ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance), radar, sonar, and image and sensor processing.

Asus P8B-E/4L Xeon Sandy Bridge Motherboard Gets Listed in Japan

The motherboard in question is the P8B-E/4L and this is one of the most feature rich solutions in the company's server lineup as it is built around the C204 chipset and packs dual PCI Express x16 slots as well as an wide array of SATA ports.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Corsair Announces Availability of 2000MHz Vengeance High-Performance DDR3 Memory Kits

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the availability of 2000MHz versions of the award-winning Vengeance family of DDR3 memory.

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  • Four 6 mm thick heatpipes, and heatpipe-direct touch (HDT) for high cooling efficiency
  • Supports Intel Core i7 LGA1366 and LGA775 Processors
  • 100 mm high air-flow, ultra-quiet fan

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ASUS To Launch Eee Pad Transformer This Friday

This Friday, ASUS will launch what it is touting to be a revolutionary new ultra-portable computing device, the Eee Pad Transformer (EP101), at a high-profile launch event in Taipei. The EP101 is a slate-type 10.1-inch tablet that can attach to a bottom-half that includes a keyboard and trackpad, and transform into a netbook. Two of its biggest features include NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor that make it both fast and its UI visually intensive; and Google's Android Honeycomb operating system largely customized by ASUS, that is optimized for larger touch devices such as tablets.

Exceleram Announces Availability of Rippler Blue Series Memory


Exceleram, the Highend Memory maker based in Landau / Germany announces the availability of the new Blue Rippler Kits. The new Blue Rippler series starts with 8 different memory kits. They will be available in capacities from 8GB to 24GB - the focus is here for all memory demanding applications.

Verbatim Announces Store 'n' Go USB Car Audio Storage for Car Audio

The majority of music nowadays is mainly stored and played using MP3 files. With car radios increasingly supporting USB ports, Verbatim has specially developed a USB drive that can fit perfectly into a car radio USB slot, making it the ideal way to store and listen to all your favourite MP3 music while motoring. No bigger than a Euro coin, the innovative USB drive is barely noticeable once inserted into a USB port and can store up to 2000 audio tracks - more than enough for any road trip. The 8GB Verbatim Store 'n' Go Audio USB is available in stores now at €18 (8GB) (RRP).

SAPPHIRE Officially Launches HD 6950 FleX, Simplifies Eyefinity for Gamers

SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced the SAPPHIRE HD 6950 Flex Edition, bringing a new level of gaming performance to the company's unique solution for multi-screen gaming. Most graphics cards based on AMD technology require the third monitor in an Eyefinity set-up to be a DisplayPort monitor, or connected with an active DisplayPort Adapter. The SAPPHIRE FleX family can support three DVI monitors in Eyefinity mode and deliver a true SLS (Single Large Surface) work area without the need for costly active adapters. The first two monitors are connected to the two DVI ports and the third to an HDMI to DVI cable (supplied) with no extra hardware required.

T-Mobile's LG G-Slate priced at $529.99 with a two-year contract

Well, here ya go! T-Mobile has finally decided to come clean with the pricing on its 8.9-inch, 3D-capable LG G-Slate, and well, it isn't cheap. The Honeycomb, Tegra 2-powered tablet will set you back $529.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate and that's only if you agree to a two-year contract.

MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) Motherboard Pictured

Here are the first pictures of MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3), the company's first socket LGA1155 motherboard based on Intel's new Z68 PCH. Intel is weeks away from launching the Z68 PCH, which is a middle-ground between P67 and H67. P67 let you overclock, while it didn't feature Flexible Display Interface (FDI); H67 featured FDI, but didn't let you overclock. Z68 features FDI, it also lets you overclock to the potential of P67. MSI's Z68A-GD80 makes use of the B3 revision of the Z68 PCH. It intends to offer loads of overclocking features, ample discrete GPU expansion, as well as FDI connectivity to let you use the processor-embedded graphics.

Apple slinging iPad 2 to 25 more countries this Friday, even more next month

Still having trouble locating an iPad 2 here in the US of A? Grab your passport, bub. Starting on Friday, March 25th, Apple will start hawking its latest and greatest tablet in 25 other nations, with sales to begin at 5PM local time through Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers (or 1AM online).

Dolby introduces lighter, cheaper 3D glasses to better compete with RealD and IMAX

Dolby has been working on getting the cost of its 3D glasses down since bringing Infinitec color shift technology to theaters back in '07 and it couldn't wait for CinemaCon 2011 next week before announcing the new models seen above.

Tascam outs new DR-07 Mark II audio recorder, touts adjustable mics

If you're in the market for a quality audio recording device to capture demos somebody other than your mother would listen to, here's your chance to get those songs past her and out into the real world. Tascam, maker of professional music studio equipment, has just announced their newest addition to the recording family, the DR-07.

Monday, March 21, 2011

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.5.2 Released

TechPowerUp today released version 0.5.2 of GPU-Z, our popular graphics hardware information and diagnostic utility that gives you information about the installed graphics hardware in your computer, and lets you monitor various parameters such as clock speeds, temperatures, fan speeds, and voltages, all in real-time. GPU-Z is also backed by our overclock validation system and video card BIOS database. Version 0.5.2 adds support for new GPUs, improved support for known GPUs, and a timely dose of stability improvements.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

AMD Also Readies 3.50 GHz Clocked Phenom II X2 Part

Apart from the 3.70 Phenom II X4 980, AMD's next, and probably (hopefully) final wave of Phenom II processors will include a 3.50 GHz clocked dual-core part, the Phenom II X2 570 Black Edition. This socket AM3 chip will be based on the "Callisto" silicon, which is essentially a "Deneb" quad core die used in X4 parts, with two of its four cores disabled.

Single-Slot, Slot-Powered Radeon HD 6850 Surfaces in Asia

Unknown to the west, Hong Kong-based graphics card manufacturer, AFOX, that caters to Far-East markets such as Japan, unveiled a new AMD Radeon HD 6850 1 GB graphics card that sports a single-slot design, and completely relies on the PCI Express slot for power. Most, if not all, Radeon HD 6850 graphics cards feature double-slot coolers, and require a 6-pin PCI-E power input, which is not the case with AFOX' new card.

Friday, March 18, 2011

LEPA Readies New Mainstream PSU Lines for Gamers and System Integrators

Ecomaster is readying new LEPA-branded power supply units (PSUs), targeting mainstream system integrators and gamers. LEPA's new products are branched into N-series, targeting system integrators, and W-series, targeting gaming PCs. Both lines consist of non-modular PSUs that are compliant with the latest PSU standards, including EU ErP Lot 6 2010 standby power draw requirements.

Sharkoon Intros QuickStore Portable Pro 2.5-inch SATA Drive Enclosure

Sharkoon introduced its latest 2.5-inch portable drive enclosure, the QuickStore Portable Pro. Available in USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 (which also supports USB 2.0) variants, the enclosures can house hard drives and solid state drives in the 2.5-inch SATA form-factor, with SATA 3 Gb/s interface.

BenQ Releases EW Series VA LED Monitors – Room Theater Made Easy


Internationally-renowned provider of digital monitors -BenQ, proudly announced the release of their EW Series of Vertical Alignment (VA) LED monitors - The lineup of the VA-panel LED monitors includes EW2430 and EW2430V. With True 3,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio and BenQ's proprietary Senseye Human Vision Technology all on a true 8-bit color panel, these beautiful VA LED monitors aims to bring full connectivity, smarter video design and elevate its viewers audiovisual experience.

AMD FX-Series Processors Releasing on June 11

AMD's next-generation high-end desktop processor line, the AMD FX-series, is inching toward a June 11 launch, according to DonanimHaber.

Small Businesses Collaborate In Style with New Vostro 3000 Series


Knowing today's growing businesses require real-time information exchange and connectivity without compromise, Dell today unveiled its Vostro 3000 series laptops with 12 hours of battery lifei on select models and cutting-edge virtual collaboration solutions.

Available in 13-, 14-, 15- and 17-inch forms and styled with image-conscious entrepreneurs and mobile professionals in mind, the Dell Vostro 3000 Series packs the latest Intel 2nd generation Core I Series processors into a sleek design without compromising battery life. For those that demand the ultimate in collaboration, the Vostro 3000 is the first small-business laptop to feature voice enhancing technology SRS Premium Voice Pro software. A full HD webcam offered with the 14-, 15- and 17-inch laptops enables lifelike interactions with coworkers and customers, while a digital array mic helps reduce ambient noise, giving small businesses a superb virtual collaboration solution that's fast and clear.

Samsung Unveils SyncMaster Monitor with Ultra Wide Band Wireless Technology

Samsung flexed its market arm today by releasing one of the first monitors to feature Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology. UWB is a method of wirelessly connecting the monitor to the PC/Laptop. The power cord stays, but hey, the lesser the cables the better, right? Samsung is bundling a UWB dongle that plugs into the PC/notebook's display connector, and relays video wirelessly to the display.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mozilla Firefox 4 Launch Date is March 22

After the much hyped Internet Explorer 9 launch, it's time for the open-source Firefox to get its facelift. Mozilla has decided to launch the stable version of Mozilla Firefox 4 on the 22nd of March.

New Roxio Game Capture Products from Rovi Let You Share Your A-Game


Rovi Corporation today unveiled Roxio Game Capture and Roxio PC Game Capture, two affordably priced products that offer a straightforward way for gamers to quickly and easily capture and share PC and console game play videos.

New Rugged Portable WS from NextComputing Delivers Computing in Tough Environments

NextComputing, manufacturer of high-performance portable workstations and servers, announces its latest rugged portable workstation computer, the Vigor EX. Built to withstand harsh environments and handling, the Vigor EX packs high-end workstation performance in a durable chassis for anyone who needs to run demanding software applications in the field.

Foxconn Delivers HD Playback and 1080p in a Tiny Package

Foxconn, the world's leading manufacturer of computer components and systems, today announced the arrival of the Nettop NT-535, finally bringing true high definition (HD) quality playback to Intel Atom based systems without the use of third party graphics.

Switch Into Spring With The New Inspiron R Series From Dell


The new Inspiron R series joins Dell's expansive collection of laptops and desktops equipped with the latest Intel processors and are fun, stylish and lightning quick. Available today at, the new Inspiron R 14-, 15- and 17-inch laptops deliver incredible mobile entertainment, high-definition displays and outstanding battery life, but that's just the beginning.

WD Introduces 6 TB External HDD to Support Increased HD Content Creation by Pros

Western Digital, the world's leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage system with a massive 6 terabytes (TB) of storage to meet the capacity needs of today's creative pros and Mac enthusiasts who create, store, edit and archive large HD video and photo files. The new capacity provides users 33 percent more storage than the previous capacity, while maintaining the same footprint.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MSI Announces Fast and Stylish CX640 and CR640 Multimedia Laptops


Who says laptop computers are all the same? MSI has unveiled the CX640 and CR640, two epoch-making notebooks in terms of both appearance and functions. Details, like the F1 racecar push start power button, the slender, layered, forward-tapering profile, the touchpad with crystal diamond finish, the concealed hotkey design, the flat black case with metallic brush finish, and the streamlined DVD drawer button, combine to give you the feeling that you are at the controls of a sophisticated high-end racecar.

ASUS Debuts GTX 550 Ti DirectCU Ultimate and TOP Edition Graphics Cards

The new ASUS Ultimate GTX550 Ti DirectCU and GTX550 Ti DirectCU TOP continue ASUS graphics card tradition, shipping overclocked power up to 1015 MHz for exceptional gaming performance. ASUS exclusive DirectCU offers the advantages of 20% cooling out of its direct GPU contact, all-copper cooling design, as well as exclusive Super Alloy Power quality components for faster performance and longer lifespan.

Palit Launches Fastest 1 GHz GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic Edition Graphics Card

Palit Microsystems Ltd, the leading graphics card manufacturer, announces the new GTX gaming series: Palit GTX 550 Ti 1GB and GTX 550 Ti 1GB Sonic. With incredible DX11 performance and the latest technology support, Palit GTX 550 Ti series power up your PC into a next-gen gaming rig.

GeForce GTX 550 Ti redefines PC gaming at £119

PC gaming just got a lot more fun today with the introduction of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics processing unit (GPU) with an estimated e-tail price of £119. The GTX 550 Ti is the latest in NVIDIA's Fermi line of consumer GPUs, designed to deliver stunning DirectX 11 performance. It brings a new level of price/performance to mainstream PC gaming, while maintaining exceptionally quiet acoustics and requiring minimal power.

Samsung Expands Enterprise Computing Line with Series 2, 4, 6 Business Laptops

Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, today announced three new mobile PC lines for the workplace. The Series 2, Series 4 and Series 6 laptops combine first-rate reliability and enhanced security with features like anti-shock hard drives and pressure-resistant casings to meet the needs of a fast-paced enterprise or educational environment.

Point of View Launches its GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Card

Point of View known for its range of NVIDIA based 3D Graphics cards, Netbooks and other PC products, announces today its launch of the latest addition to the high performance GeForce 500 series graphics cards: the Point of View GTX 550Ti.

Cubitek Announces Tank All-Aluminium Gaming Case Series

Cubitek, the new comer of the year in the case market, is presenting their newest case series after the successful launch of the Tattoo family. This new enclosures, called "Tank" is a new highlight in their product line-up. Three different sizes, which are all constructed of Aluminum, every type of mainboard between ITX and HTPX has been covered, giving the user total choice and control. Even though these cases are constructed of the light and high quality material, the "Tank" series also manages to impress with a competitive price point.

Colorful Intros iGame GeForce GTX 550 Ti Ymir Graphics Card

Colorful backed NVIDIA's launch of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti mainstream GPU with its own iGame series non-reference design graphics card, the iGame550-1024 D5 Ymir. The card uses Colorful's non-reference design PCB that uses a 4+1 phase VRM, high-grade components, and dual BIOS that is selectable with a switch on the rear panel.

Eurocom adds Intel 510 Solid State Drives SATA 6 GB/s to Mobile Workstations

Eurocom Corporation announces support for Intel's new high performance 510 Series of Solid-State Drives inside their Mobile Workstations. The addition of the Intel 510 series of SSD's to Eurocoms extensive list of storage drives gives customers an even greater choice when customizing their purpose built systems. Customers have a myriad of choices between Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives and Hybrid Drives. Within the SSD segment MLC and SLC drives are offered.

Netflix for Android leaks out, doesn't seem to stream video right now

This prototype LG Revolution may be the only Android phone actually capable of streaming Netflix at the moment, but there's nothing keeping you from giving it a go - some enterprising hacker extracted a full system dump from the Revolution this week, tossed it to AndroidSPIN, and @al3xevolved subsequently pulled out the juicy Netflix innards.

Asus Says Bulldozer Is Compatible with AM3 Motherboards After BIOS Update

Asus has just made an announcement that seems to confirm the fact that AMD's upcoming Bulldozer processors will indeed be compatible with regular AM3 motherboards after the boards go through a simple BIOS update.

New AKG GHS-1 Gaming Headset Unveiled by Harman

After taking a look at Harman's wireless headsets a while back, it's now about time to check out yet another one of their products, the newly introduced AKG GHS-1 portable gaming headset.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Seagate Raises The Bar In Enterprise Storage: Unveils Groundbreaking New SSD and HDDs


Seagate Technology today announced its latest enterprise solutions designed to deliver storage for the widest range of application environments. Joining the industry's most award-winning enterprise lineup, these solutions include: two new members of the Pulsar Solid State Drive (SSD) family that deliver the ultimate enterprise performance, endurance and reliability; two next-generation Savvio 15K and 10K hard disk drives (HDD) optimized for a balance of high performance and capacity; and the latest Constellation ES.2 3TB HDD for pure capacity-optimized mass storage needs.

Gigabyte Introduces Urban Chic M7800E Wireless Laser Mouse

GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, welcomes a new member to its line of wireless mice, M7800E Wireless Laser Mouse. Designed for men of urban chic style, M7800E is coated with a "matte black" layer.

EVGA Intros Pair of GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Cards

NVIDIA today launched its GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics processor, to capture a key mainstream price point with which it wants to make PC gaming as a whole more attractive. EVGA kicked off its lineup with two models, the base model, which carries the model number 01G-P3-1556-KR, features a "free performance boost", meaning that while it's priced on par with reference design cards, it is slightly overclocked out of the box. The next one is a SuperClocked (SC) variant carrying the model number 01G-P3-1557-KR. Both cards stick to NVIDIA's reference board and cooler designs.

Sparkle Announces its GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Card

SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today presents The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Card, -- the latest product of SPARKLE GTX 500 Series. It delivers performance upgrade for mainstream DX11 gamers. Using the advanced Fermi 2.0 architecture from NVIDIA, the SPARKLE GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Card upgrades core algorithms such as texture filtering and Z-axis compression over Fermi 1.0 architecture, so that the corresponding instruction operation efficiency is greatly enhanced. With 40nm manufacturing process improvements, now the SPARKLE GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Card features higher core clock than GeForce GTS 450 graphics cards. With the two improvements, the Performance/Watt ratio of the SPARKLE GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Card is 20% better over the GeForce GTS 450 graphics cards.