NEWS

August 30th, 2012, 12:01 PM

Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note 2, Without a Confirmed U.S Release Date

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note at Berlin’s IFA 2011, Samsung launched the successor to the phablet — the Galaxy Note 2 — at this year’s IFA without providing a concrete North American launch date. The Galaxy Note 2 comes with an overclocked quad-core [...]

August 30th, 2012, 11:02 AM

Corsair Announces Availability of AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply

Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the worldwide availability of the Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power, the World’s most advanced PC power supply unit (PSU) for PC gamers and enthusiasts. The AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply was first announced at Computex Taipei 2012, where it [...]

August 30th, 2012, 5:00 AM

Western Digital Releases Thunderbolt-Equipped VelociRaptor Duo & 2TB MyPassport

Western Digital released today two new products in its ‘My’ line: the VelociRaptor Duo and the MyPassport for Mac. The VelociRaptor Duo WD’s VelociRaptor Duo packs two 1 TB 10,000 RPM drives (with RAID 0/Raid 1), and offers two Thunderbolt connectors allowing, according to WD, 400mb/s “SSD-like speeds”. These “SSD-like speeds” are certainly impressive: WD says [...]

August 29th, 2012, 12:53 PM

Cooler Master Releases Storm Ceres-400 Headset

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, today sees the release of a gaming headset that is focused on a pure audio experience, the Ceres-400. Immersive, Comfortable, Breathable Large 40mm drivers sit behind the booming power of the Ceres-400. Delve into your games, music, movies, and even internet calls with [...]

August 29th, 2012, 12:29 PM

Mozilla Releases Firefox 15

The Mozilla Foundation released Firefox 15 Wednesday, promising a browser that is more memory efficient and geared towards 3D markup languages. In addition to tweaks and modernization, the Mozilla Foundation says Firefox 15 will include 31 security patches — 23 that fix critical security exploits. While Google Chrome has been pushing for some time to [...]

August 29th, 2012, 11:18 AM

For AMD, the Future is in ‘Surround Computing’

On Wednesday, at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, AMD’s chief technology officer argued with a concentrated passion that the future of computing is in the emerging trend of ‘surround computing’. As Mr. Papermaster explained, ‘surround computing’ is the logical conclusion to the era of ubiquitous data generated by the increasing growth of mobile computing [...]

August 29th, 2012, 9:17 AM

GIGABYTE Launches Flagship Z77X-UP7 Motherboard

Gigabyte, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched their latest overclocking powerhouse Z77X-UP7 motherboard, featuring the industry’s most robust 32+3+2 power design with Ultra Durable™ 5 high current capable components including 60A rated IR3550 PowIRstages chips from IR. “With the Z77X-UP7 and its 32+3+2 power phase design featuring Ultra Durable 5 technology, we have [...]

August 28th, 2012, 10:38 AM

Maingear Releases Ivy Bridge Powered Solo 21 AIO PC

Boutique PC manufacturer Maingear has certainly up the ante in beauty of design with the release of the Maingear Solo 21 All in One PC. With clean lines and a thin, attractive silhouette the Solo 21 is a testament to beauty in PC industrial design. “The redesigned MAINGEAR Solo 21 is the perfect PC to [...]

August 27th, 2012, 1:18 PM

With Demand Faltering for Optical Media, Sony Ejects from the Drive Business

Owing to the ubiquity of broadband and the prevalence of flash memory for the slouching demand of optical media. While it was once it vogue to purchase PC games from a physical store, and share files via CD-R a shift in technology has moved the former to online delivery services like Steam and the latter [...]

August 27th, 2012, 12:18 PM

AMD Introduces Entry-Level FX 4130 Processor

AMD has spent the day on the low-price offensive: in addition to introducing an aggressive set of price cuts, the chipmaker has introduced the AMD FX-4100 — a new entry level chip geared towards low end systems. “The AMD  FX-4130 processor, for enthusiasts who like their graphics (GPU) interchangeable and upgradeable, is a 4-core CPU [...]