Wednesday, November 30, 2011

TRENDnet Launches Compact 200 Mbps Powerline Adapter with Bonus Plug

TRENDnet Launches Compact 200 Mbps Powerline Adapter with Bonus Plug

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the 200 Mbps Powerline AV Adapter with Bonus Plug, model TPL-307E, and the 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit with Bonus Plug, model TPL-307E2K, which comes with two TPL-307E adapters. These high performance Powerline adapters network computers, televisions, and other devices using existing home or office electrical lines.

EVGA Gives GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Classified and FTW Treatment

EVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores FTW

EVGA kicked off its limited edition GeForce GTX 560 448 cores graphics card lineup with a bang, with models boasting of two of its top-end brand markers, Classified and FTW. The EVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Classified (model: 012-P3-2068-KR) features a premium design that makes use of a dual-fan cooler by EVGA, and high clock speeds of 792 MHz core, 1584 MHz CUDA cores, and 975 MHz (3.90 GHz effective) memory. Its display outputs include two DVI and a mini-HDMI.

Creative Announces HN-900 Noise-Canceling Headset

Creative  HN-900 Noise-Canceling Headset

Creative Technology Ltd today announced the new Creative HN-900 noise-canceling headphones, a set of full-size active noise-canceling headphones that can reduce ambient noise by up to 85% and comes with a detachable cable with in-line microphone for voice communication on the iPhone.

Shut out the din in the air cabin or make clear voice calls on the iPhone with the Creative HN-900 noise-canceling headphones. The concealed microphones in the ear-cups pick up surrounding noises and these are electronically negated, effectively reducing the noise by up to 85%. With the absence of unwanted sound, the finely-tuned 40mm Neodymium drivers allow details of music or entertainment to be revealed.

Thermaltake Announces MS-I Snow Edition Case

Thermaltake MS-I Snow Edition Case

Thermaltake, the leader and pioneer brand in PC thermal solutions, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, with “delivering the perfect user experiences” as our mission. This winter, Thermaltake has prepared Commander MS-I Snow Edition to take on a gratitude mission of thanking our fans for the support throughout the year of 2011 as well as with a new suit to blend into the snowy battlefield for e-Sports enthusiasts.

Noctua Announces New PWM Fans

Noctua Fans NF-P12 PWM

Enlarging its portfolio of premium quality quiet fans, Noctua today announced PWM versions of its renowned NF-P12, NF-B9 and NF-R8 fans. Having received more than hundred awards and recommendations from the international press, the classic NF-P12, NF-B9 and NF-R8 fans helped to found Noctua's reputation as a top-tier manufacturer of premium grade quiet cooling components. The new PWM versions build on the proven designs and feature Noctua's novel NE-FD1 IC for fully automatic control and ultra-low power consumption.

Antec Announces Market Availability of P280 Chassis

Antec is proud to announce the P280, the newest member of the award-winning Performance One Series. The P280 reflects the sophisticated appearance and Quiet Computing engineering of its Performance One predecessors, while offering a new set of features at an attractive price for users building with current- and next-gen hardware.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Seagate Announces Momentus XT Solid-State Hybrid Hard Drive for Notebooks

Seagate Announces Momentus XT Solid-State Hybrid Hard Drive for Notebooks

Seagate is now shipping the second generation of Momentus XT, its groundbreaking solid state hybrid drive for consumer and commercial laptops and the company’s fastest drive ever for personal computers. With a simple drive upgrade, users can boost boot-up speed and overall performance to turbo-charge their laptop PC. Seven original equipment manufacturers are gearing up to ship laptops powered by the Momentus XT drive. The drive is now available at online retailers Amazon, Canada Computers, CDW, Memory Express, NCIX, Newegg, and TigerDirect.

 Powering the Momentus XT drive are Seagate’s Adaptive Memory and FAST Factor technologies. Adaptive Memory technology works by identifying data usage patterns, and then moving the most frequently retrieved information to solid state memory for faster access. Adaptive Memory effectively tailors hard drive performance to each user and the applications they use. FAST Factor technology blends the strengths of SSDs and hard disk drives for faster access to applications, quicker bootup and higher overall system speed.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Enermax Platimax Series Complete

Enermax Platimax Series Complete

Platimax continues the row of path-breaking power supplies from Enermax. It is based on the proved, high-performance technologies of predecessor power supply series, the so-called Dynamic Hybrid Transformer (DHT) Topology and Full-Zone Magnetic Quadrant Transformer (FMQ) Design. Enermax engineers successfully improved the cooling performance by applying innovative solutions and equipped the PSU with hand-picked, premium-quality components. That way, Platimax breaks down the barriers of the highest efficiency class, 80 PLUS Platinum.

With 89 to 94 per cent efficiency between 20 and 100 per cent load, Enermax shows the way into the future of power supply. Due to its first-class components, the flexible modular or full-modular cable management and numerous connectors, the new series is designed for long-during and reliable operation. According to that, the manufacturer grants 5 years warranty on all Platimax PSU.

Radeon HD 7000 Series To Be Unveiled on December 5

According to a NordicHardware report, December 5 is pin-pointed as the day AMD will unveil its some of its new Radeon HD 7000 graphics processors. It is indicated that products launched on that day will be based on GPUs built on the 28 nanometer fabrication process. The new products will be unveiled in London. It's likely that these are mobile parts based on the "Thames" and "Seymour" silicons. An alternate theory is that AMD could unveil some of its next-generation GPUs based on the GCN architecture, AMD's biggest leap in GPU architecture since Radeon HD 2000 series.

Intel Ivy Bridge Desktop Processor Models Tabled

Russian website claims to have a complete picture of what Intel's upcoming 22 nm Core "Ivy Bridge" desktop (2012 Core Processor Family) looks like. The site compiled model names, extensions, clock speeds, Turbo Boost speeds, L3 cache sizes, and TDP ratings of as many as 18 models, most of which are quad-core.

AMD Teams Up With Patriot And VisionTek To Take Radeon DDR3 Memory To Retail Channel

In August, we got a first glimpse of AMD Radeon-branded DDR3 memory modules sold at select stores in Japan. At the time, AMD denied plans of directly selling AMD-branded memory to customers, and that it was determining if the sale of AMD Radeon-branded memory through channel partners is a viable opportunity. Today there is concrete evidence that AMD wants to go directly to customers with their DDR3 memory products, and has partnered with two well known companies in its effort.

Apacer Unveils World's Fastest High-Capacity 64GB microSDXC Card

Apacer - Ultra High Speed microSDXC 64GB memory card

Today, Apacer took the lead by launching the world’s fastest high-capacity Ultra High Speed microSDXC 64GB memory card with the latest UHS-1 interface and SDA 3.0 memory card standard. It provides up to 30MB/s UHS ultra-high transmission speed for high-end mobile devices, such as advanced smartphones, tablet PCs, event data recorders, etc. You may easily store 1080p Full HD videos, 3D games, digital music/photos, apps and other multimedia files. This feature offers the next-gen mobile experience, guiding you through the ultimate audio-visual journey. Apacer’s new Ultra High Speed microSDXC 64GB memory card perfectly meets the demands of HD audio-visual transmission with its lightning-fast speed and super-large capacity.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

ADATA Introduction of Industry-Leading 8GB Density Opens New Vistas


ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today introduced new industry-leading, single piece 8GB DDR3-1333 high-density memory modules. Implementing state-of-the-art technology and strict control of the production processes, these modules provide professionals and enthusiasts with new heights of high-speed computing experience.

8GB GOODRAM DDR3 Module Makes Its Appearance


Wilk Elektronik, the company behind the GOODRAM memory brand, has just announced that it has expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of a new 8GB high-capacity DDR3 module, adding its name to an ever growing list of memory makers that already have such solutions available.

The new 8GB DDR3 stick requires only 1.5V in order to operate and it was designed to run at 1333MHZ with CL9 (9-9-9-28) timings.

CompuLab Fit-PC3 Tiny PC with AMD CPU

Compulab fit-PC3 squeezes AMD APU into tiny computer

Remember the Trim Slice palm size Tegra 2 computer? Well the guys over at Compulab have come out with a new model using AMD’s low-power APU. The fit-PC3 is a 16 x 15 x 2.5 cm fanless box packing a choice of single-core or dual-core processors running at up 10 1.6GHz, with as much as 8GB of DDR3 memory, two eSATA ports, HDMI, DisplayPort and gigabit ethernet connectivity, along with a bevy of USB ports.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce Kepler Roadmap Compiled

2012-13 promises to be a period of big graphics product launches, centric to a new DirectX version, DirectX 11.1, which will ship with Microsoft's next major Windows version (currently referred to as Windows 8). Information compiled by and tables what NVIDIA's next-generation graphics family could look like, and around what time it could be released to market. With its next-generation GeForce Kepler family of GPUs, NVIDIA will follow a sensible bottom-up product release model, to ensure that it isn't met with any technical hurdles with TSMC's new 28 nm manufacturing process, and so it could launch GPUs with increasingly higher transistor counts, till its top-of-the-line GPU is outed.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Ubisoft Developing PC Free-To-Play Ghost Recon Game, Claims

Ubisoft, pioneer of the much-hated always-on DRM, is currently developing Ghost Recon: Future Soldier – but only for the console platforms. The PC will instead get the free-to-play ("F2P" in common parlance) Ghost Recon Online, which conversely will not be available for consoles. Ubisoft claims that this is because "95% of our consumers will pirate the game", so they are addressing the needs of this market. Sebastien Arnoult, Ghost Recon Online producer said:
We are giving away most of the content for free because there’s no barrier to entry. To the users that are traditionally playing the game by getting it through Pirate Bay, we said, 'Okay, go ahead guys. This is what you're asking for. We’ve listened to you – we're giving you this experience. It's easy to download, there's no DRM that will pollute your experience.'

Goes On Sale, Dual Touch Panels And AllSony's Tablet P

Sony's Tablet P

If you're of the belief that all Android tablets look the same, Sony has a new one to change your mind. The long-awaited Tablet P is now on sale, bringing together a clamshell interface with two 5.5" touch panels and the same TruBlack LCD technology that is already used in the company's BRAVIA HDTV line.

ELSA Readies GLADIAC GTX 550 Ti SP 1GB Graphics Card

GTX 550 Ti

Lately Japanese ELSA has announced to introduce its new product——GLADIAC GTX 550 Ti SP, and the graphics card specially packs single-slot cooler taking up only a PCI expansion slot, which is suitable for the users with limited case space.

ELSA GLADIAC GTX 550 Ti SP graphics card employs a single-fan and single-slot cooler formed by vapor chamber and aluminum fins. In addition, it features 1GB GDDR5 memory, core/Shader/memory clock of 900MHz/1800MHz/900MHz (memory data frequency of 3600MHz) with memory interface of 192-bit, as well as provides two DVI and a mini HDMI connectors.

Upcoming PS3 Firmware To Enable Vita Remote Play

As EuroGamer reported, a future PlayStation 3 firmware update will enable Vita Remote Play on all games. What does it mean?

Yeah, it means that you can play all the PS3 games in the garden during summer, which is quite amazing, right? Of course, you could also lie in bed more freely playing games.

ASUS GTX 560 TI With 448 Cores Poses For The Camera

ASUS GTX 560 TI With 448 Cores Poses For The Camera

Yesterday we have just posted a picture of Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card with 448 cores, while today another GTX 560 Ti from ASUS is leaked by Fudzilla. The exposed card is ENGTX560 TI 448 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5,which employs ASUS’s DirectCU II tri-slot cooler.

Galaxy GeForce GTX 550 Ti Display4 Graphics Card Pictured

Galaxy GeForce GTX 550 Ti Display4 Graphics Card Pictured

Here are the first pictures of Galaxy's GeForce GTX 550 Ti Display4 graphics card, designed exclusively for Asian markets. As its name might suggest, it is a GeForce GTX 550 Ti based graphics card designed to support up to four displays. The card uses an IDT VMM 1403 display output logic chip that lets it effectively make use of the total resolution the GPU supports. The redesigned display logic supports a total resolution of 5760 x 1080. Spread across four displays, you get 1440 x 1080 per display, or spread it across three displays to get 1920 x 1080 per display. Apart from four DVI connectors, its output logic makes room for a mini-HDMI connector.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.5.6 Released

TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.5.6 Released
TechPowerUp released a new version of GPU-Z, version 0.5.6. GPU-Z is our popular graphics card information and diagnostic utility that gives you technical details of the graphics hardware installed in your PC, and lets you monitor fine details such as clock speeds, temperatures, and voltages. The new version adds preliminary support for some of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce Kepler family GPUs. It also adds support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 CUDA cores, which will be launched this 29th. Support is also added for AMD Radeon HD 6320, FirePro V9800, FirePro V4900, GeForce GTX 460 V2 (GTX 460 based on GF114), Quadro NVS 420, Quadro NVS 450, and Quadro FX 380 LP. A small bug related to incorrect shader reading on "Blackcomb" is fixed.

Kingston Says SSDs Will Get Cheap Enough in 2012

Troubled times are upon the IT industry, or at least the storage segment, but Kingston thinks at least one type of storage device is in for good things starting next year, 2012.

The solid state drive market could reach its green pastures, so to speak, in about nine or ten months.

Though NAND Flash memory isn't all that affordable now, it definitely isn't going to stay so expensive forever.

SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Limited Edition mouse and 7H headset official

7H Fnatic limited edition

This week over at Dreamhack Winter in Jonkoping Sweden, the folks at SteelSeries have revealed two lovely black, white, and merigold (or orange, if you prefer) pieces of equipment, one limited edition Fnatic Sensei mouse and one 7H Fnatic limited edition headset. You’ll find first of all that both of these devices have an interestingly unique look to them, then you’ll find that their quality in attacking the gaming world is of course second to none. Inside the headset you’ll find 50mm dynamic driver units and SNDBlock ear cushions for sound isolation. Inside the mouse you’ll find a 32 bit ARM processor for its ExactTech settings and full customization abilities.

Tascam iM2 stereo microphone for iOS products official

So you’ve got a desire to record that lecture at school or the Wu-Tang concert you’re about to attend, but you just don’t trust the mic on your iPhone to do the full trick – how about a stereo mic device that pops in with ease from Tascam? Just in time for the holidays, Tascam has revealed and put up for sale the iM2, a stereo microphone attachment for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch – and it looks so sweet! How we’ve just got to figure out what we’re going to do with the sound once we’ve got it.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

In-Win Announces BUC 101 Gamer Chassis

In-Win Development Inc, a leading innovator in high-quality, contemporary PC hardware and multiple winner of the internationally renowned Red-Dot Design Award, has today launched its new performance PC chassis, the BUC 101.

Its strength of design is echoed across both its boldly shaped exterior, high quality SECC steel construction and a hard-wearing black interior. With a striking expression and fantastic feature-set that includes support for multiple 300mm (11.8") graphics cards, it will perfectly suit any gamer.

Sapphire Unleashes HD 6850 With 2GB Memory

It has been still recently for NVIDIA and AMD in desktop GPU market, and graphics card manufacturers should need self-independent innovation adding some selling-point for their products. After Zotac introduces silent GeForce GTS 450 graphics card, Sapphire also unveils a special HD 6850.

GIGABYTE Announces the LUXO X10 Gaming Chassis

GIGABYTE LUXO X10 Gaming Chassis
GIGABYTE’s brand new chassis, designed with the combination of innovative technology and powerful performance to cater to the needs of global professional gamers and designers. LUXO X10 is a powerful best selling gaming model, bringing along superior experience of approachable luxury, maximum convenience and great flexibility.

At the first glimpse of the case, people cannot help but notice its minimalism modern appearance. The classical combination of black and red emits an air of sophistication and delicate passion. A feeling of freshness is shining through the side panel blazing LED lights. Nevertheless, this new model is more than just good looks.

Exceleram Announces 8 GB DDR3 Module At A Great Price

Exceleram announced a new value-segment 8 GB DDR3 memory module, the E30200A. This no-frills module lacks any heatspreader, because it probably doesn't need it. It can operate at DDR3-1333 MHz (PC3-10700) speed with CAS latency of 9T, and DRAM voltage of 1.5V. More importantly, it is priced at US $49.99 a piece, making 16 GB (2x 8 GB) dual-channel possible at just $99.98. Compare that to the prices of 2x 8 GB kits available on Newegg.

TEAM F108-X’mas USB Limited Edition Flash Drive Available


As the joyful Christmas approaches, Team Group Inc. presents the brand new F108-X’mas USB to make the sweetest holiday greetings. The graffiti art Christmas tree is painted and decorated with red reindeers and golden snowflakes. Its colorful and lovely patterns properly match to deliver sincere wishes and create a sugary Christmas fantasy for couples.

Lenovo Unleashes the World's Smallest Fully-Functional Desktop PC

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180

Lenovo, today announced the IdeaCentre Q180 – a consumer desktop PC no larger than a paperback book, yet powerful enough to turn a digital TV into a multimedia hub for enjoying music, videos, games, web browsing and more.

"With the IdeaCentre Q180, we upped our game in the compact PC category," said Nick Reynolds, executive director, Product Group Marketing, Lenovo. "Featuring the latest HD Graphics and Blu-ray 3D playback, the Q180 enables consumers to change the way they enjoy multimedia and the Web in their living room at an affordable price point."

Twin Xbox 720 tipped: STB and hardcore gaming machine

Microsoft is readying two next-gen Xbox console variants, insiders suggest, one targeting the entry-level market as a stripped-down option, while a second delivers true hardcore gaming. The strategy would be a broader progression of Microsoft’s current dual-SKU Xbox 360 offering, Digital Foundry‘s sources claim, where both cheaper and more expensive versions of the 360 are on offer, though the difference between the next-gen models would be considerably more extensive.

PC World Giving Interest Free Credit On iPad 2, Ends Today

The DSGi group which owns PC World, Currys and Dixons is currently offering six months interest free credit when you buy an iPad 2 instore or online.

Interested parties only have to pay a 10 per cent deposit and can walk out with the iPad. The monthly repayment over six months for the cheapest iPad 2 being £59.85, which eliminates the requirement of a big outlay (or whacking everything on the credit card).

The deal ends today and those customers who can't pay for the tablet within the set time frame will have to pay extra interest.

Lenovo Preparing 5-Inch Tablet

Lenovo Preparing 5-Inch Tablet

Lenovo is set to launch a 5-inch tablet which will be the third device to come in that size, after the Samsung Galaxy Note and the Dell Streak 5.

According to Richard Lai, from Engadget, the device - whose identity was revealed by an anonymous tipster - will be sold in China under the LePad brand and elsewhere as an IdeaTab.

Kinect Hardware for Windows Confirmed for 2012

Software giant Microsoft is planning to bring Kinect motion tracking technology to its Windows based PC ecosystem.

Ever since the revolutionary gaming technology has been launched, hackers have been tinkering around with it, coming up with ways to push the use of Kinect beyond gaming.

In a blog post, Microsoft said that building on its commitment to bring Kinect for Windows software to customers in 2012, the company has decided to dish out specialised Kinect hardware along with the software, optimised for use on a PC.

Lenovo Outs A Tiny Desktop PC Called IdeaCentre Q180

Lenovo Outs A Tiny Desktop PC Called IdeaCentre Q180

Lenovo has unveiled what it calls the world's smallest "fully functional" desktop PC, the IdeaCentre Q180, which is destined to become an "entertainment" hub.

iPad 3 to Feature 2048x1536 High Resolution Display

iPad 3 - 2048x1536 High Resolution Display

Until recently, some industry observers appeared to have given up any hope that the next generation iPad would feature a Retina Display. Reports had suggested that Apple's supply chain couldn't gear up fast enough to organise mass production of the high resolution displays for the iPad 3, others pointed to Moore's Theory claiming that getting such advanced screens produced on the desired scale was simply undoable at this point in time.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Radeon HD 7000M Mobile GPUs Slated For December Launch Tabled

Around the 9th of December, AMD will announce its first Radeon HD 7000M series graphics processors, beginning with mobile parts (for notebooks). There will be at least 16 models announced, all based on two silicons: "Thames" and "Seymour", and being carved out of toggling various components within those GPUs. The models AMD will be launching will span across the Radeon HD 7400M series, 7500M series, and 7600M series. Thames and Seymour are brand new chips built on the 28 nanometer silicon fabrication process, which will allow AMD more TDP headroom, which it can use to step up clock speeds.

Corsair Sets New Overclocking World Record

Corsair Overclocking

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced that it has set a new world record with a memory frequency of 1733.8MHz (DDR3-3467) using Corsair Dominator GT CMGTX6 extreme-performance DDR3 memory.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ZOTAC Announces GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition Silent Graphics Card

ZOTAC GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition

ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and channel manufacturer, today debuts the silently quick GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition for users that demand stunning Microsoft DirectX 11 visuals and noise-less cooling.

The ZOTAC GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition takes the award-winning GeForce GTS 450 graphics processor with 192 high-performance shaders and passively cools it using a ZOTAC-exclusive dual-slot fan-less cooling system that features copper heat-pipes and aluminum fins to keep the graphics processor cool while operating silently.

Team Group Introduces X101 Elegant USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Team X101 USB 3.0 flash drive disk

Team Group Inc. introduces the Team X101 USB 3.0 flash drive disk at 2011. The X101 is the world’s first aluminum ally flash drive disk that uses gradient coating with color rendering to specify the extreme speed of 100MB/sec transfer rate. The subtle and simplified high quality metal appearance perfectly interprets the high speed performance of USB 3.0, adding another new force to Team Group’s high-end products.

Intel to add TRIM support for RAID 0 in upcoming drivers

Intel to add TRIM

One of the barriers to using SSDs in RAID setups, other than the high price of the drives themselves, has been the lack of TRIM support when running in that mode. TRIM is a command that allows an OS like Windows 7 to inform an SSD which blocks of data can be wiped and marked for re-use. This process, sometimes referred to as garbage collection, mitigates the performance degradation that inevitably occurs as an SSD becomes “dirty.”

Video : Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet Running Ice Cream Sandwich

Asus Eee Pad Transformer

A 90 second video of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime has been posted on Youtube running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The video was posted by Nvidia, who told PCMag that the device was just an early demo of the final product, although the tech website appeared to be pleasantly surprised by the 1080p video playback and how the quad core version of Riptide GP performed.

Monday, November 21, 2011

DisplayLink Chip Powers Japan’s First USB 3.0 Graphics Adapter from I-O DATA

DisplayLink, the leading provider of technology for virtual and USB-connected computing, and I-O DATA DEVICE ( today announced the availability of the I-O DATA USB-RGB3/D USB 3.0 to DVI display adapter. Incorporating the DisplayLink DL-3100 chip for connectivity and virtual graphics, it is the first USB 3.0 enabled display adapter to ship in Japan.

 "And this is as true in Japan as any other technology-embracing market."

 Featuring the robust DisplayLink 3.0 video compression and support for resolutions up to 2048 x 1152, including 1080p, even the newest notebooks, netbooks and PCs can enjoy the benefits of multi-screen computing. And with the throughput of SuperSpeed USB 3.0, those monitors will display high-performance, full-screen HD video, 3D games, rich 2D graphics and multi-channel audio.

iPad Still Dominates Tablet Web Traffic with 88%

There has been a lot of talk about Apple's competition becoming tougher in the tablet market with the introduction of a number of new devices; however, the Cupertino-based company still dominates the tablet market, as a recent study of web usage within the sector indicates, Slashgear reports.

The analysyis, conducted by Royal Pingdom, revealed that the iPad managed to get 87.6% of all global tablet web traffic in the first two weeks of November. Android tablets accounted for just 10.9% of web usage, while webOS and BlackBerry OS tied for third place with merely 0.7% each. To complement this data, a comScore report showed that in October iPads accounted for 95.5% of US tablet web traffic.

Apple iPad Tops Kids' Christmas Wish List

Apple iPad Tops Kids' Christmas Wish List

A recent survey by Nielsen questioning 3,000 children and young people in the US shows Apple's devices are the most-wanted items this holiday season. The survey measured their interest in buying/receiving various electronics products and also revealed brand awareness among the young consumers.

Skinny is Ultra-thin iPad 2 Case with Integrated Keyboard

An iPad case called Skinny was bound to be slim but Hatch & Co.'s case is really impressive in that regard; at only 15 mm thick (without the iPad), Skinny is the thinnest iPad case incorporating a keyboard.

The case has a built-in Bluetooth keyboard; the touch keyboard has a texture that gives a natural feel to typing while freeing almost 40% of the display and is spill and dust proof.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Startup Unveils USB Dual Core PC Running Android

Samsung Exynos 4210 dual core chipset

A startup called FXI has managed to bring a Samsung Exynos 4210 dual core chipset clocked at 1.2GHz with an ARM Mali-400 MP quad core GPU, Wi-Fi, 1GB RAM, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot and an HDMI jack into a USB flash drive sized PC called Cotton Candy.

That is essentially some of the hardware found in the Samsung Galaxy S II without the onboard storage or the capacitive touchscreen (and battery).

When plugged into a PC or Mac via a USB port (or even a tablet or smartphone we reckon), it transforms into a fully fledged computer that runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread but without Android Marketplace access.

Friday, November 18, 2011

LSI Implements SAS 12 Gb/s Interface

LSI Implements SAS 12 Gb/s Interface

LSI corporation is the first to implement new serial-attached SCSI (SAS) 12 Gb/s interface, geared for future generations of storage devices that can make use of that much bandwidth. For now, LSI proposes SAS expander chips that distribute that bandwidth among current-generation storage devices. The company displayed the world's first SATA 12 Gb/s add-on card, which uses PCI-Express 3.0 x8 interface to make sure there's enough system bus bandwidth. This card can connect to up to 44 SAS or SATA devices, and supports up to 2048 SAS addresses. It is backwards compatible with today's 6 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s devices.