NEWS

October 25th, 2012, 7:01 AM

Corsair Intros Updated Hydro H60 & New Hydro H55 Liquid CPU Coolers

New Hydro Series CPU coolers take advantage of the latest technology to provide higher cooling performance and lower noise levels. Corsair’s Hydro series of sealed system liquid CPU coolers is one of the most popular around and a number of their more affordable options are getting an update.   The H60 has long been the go-to [...]

October 24th, 2012, 10:36 AM

EVGA Launches Three New SuperNOVA NEX Power Supplies

As a follow-up to their expensive high end NEX1500 Classified power supply, EVGA is launching three new PSUs at 750W and 650W. The NEX power supply series from EVGA has been known for its focus on the high end market but lower price points are now being achieved.  In order to offer something to gamers [...]

October 24th, 2012, 8:37 AM

Corsair Launches Carbide 200R, a $59 Case With Serious Appeal

Priced aggressively at just $59 the Carbide Series 200R offers PC builders a supremely flexible chassis with unmatched value and ease-of-use.  Corsair’s cases may be some of the most respected currently available and offer a wide variety of options; they were lacking a true budget-friendly solution.  Now, with the Carbide 200R, it looks like they’ve [...]

October 24th, 2012, 8:03 AM

Apple Launches iPad Mini, Updates iPad with A6X Processor

After months of speculation, Apple has launched their answer to Google’s Nexus 7.  Called the iPad Mini, it boasts a 7.9 inch screen and retail prices will start at $329.   In a presentation that included a number of surprises alongside plenty of chest thumping, self-aggrandizing and at least 23 uses of the words “amazing” or [...]

October 23rd, 2012, 8:47 PM

Apple Refreshes 13” MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac

On the eve of Microsoft’s Windows’s 8 launch, Apple has unveiled a series of major refinements and updates to some of their most popular products. Today, Apple pulled a rabbit out of their hats.  What was initially expected to be a simple iPad Mini unveiling turned into almost complete refresh of their product lineup with [...]

October 23rd, 2012, 7:38 PM

Analysts Worry about App Store on Eve of Windows 8 Launch

With the launch of Windows 8 only days away, some analysts are not confident in Microsoft’s Windows Store strategy. Patrick Moorhead, Principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, has been a long time skeptic of the potential success of the Windows Store. Mr. Moorhead believes that there aren’t simply enough apps available to provide the [...]

October 21st, 2012, 9:01 PM

AMD Offers Up to 3 Free Games with Graphics Cards

As the Christmas season approaches, AMD is offering up to three free A-list games with purchases of their HD 7000-series graphics cards plus an exclusive discount for MoH:  Warfighter. After years of stagnation, AMD’s Gaming Evolved program will be coming to a head in the next few months.  Titles like Far Cry 3, Medal of [...]

October 19th, 2012, 10:56 AM

SuperMicro Brings Overclocking to Dual Socket Xeon Motherboards

After being confined to desktop systems, overclocking makes its way into the server / workstation market with SuperMicro’s Socket 2011 X9DAX-iF.  Most enthusiasts use processor and memory overclocking to increase the performance and longevity of their desktop systems but support for higher than stock frequencies has been largely missing from dual socket boards.  Granted, EVGA’s [...]

October 19th, 2012, 8:00 AM

AMD Announces Q3 Results; $157 Million Loss, Layoffs Planned

AMD has been struggling as of late and their latest financial results point to a situation that is looking quite bleak, particularly for the APU business.   One of the main challenges faced by technology companies in this day and age is staying profitable, regardless of the market’s troubling waters.  While many (including Intel and NVIDIA) [...]

October 17th, 2012, 10:45 AM

New Ooma Accessories Announced: HD2 Handset & Linx

Ooma is one of the most popular online telephone service providers and they’re now announcing a pair of handy accessories for their service:  the HD2 hand Linx adaptor.   The Ooma phone service uses a straightforward VOIP setup with a number of interesting twists.  First and foremost, users can use their own landline phone which cuts [...]