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How to Convert Cassette Tapes to CDs or MP3 Files @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Jun 29 2012 | 8:02A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So, you have a bunch of old cassette tapes that have some sentimental value to you maybe a recording of your kid when he or she was young or a recording of Nana who is no longer with us. Perhaps you want to start your own business of converting cassette tapes to digital format to make some money. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to convert old cassette tapes to CDs or MP3 files. Read on."

ASUS Zenbook UX31 Ultrabook Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 4:08P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mobile computing is quickly evolving with thinner, more versatile designs and no product better defines this focus than ASUS` new Zenbook series of Ultrabooks. The UX31 has been around for a while but it still represents the pinnacle of industrial design with a sleek body and even better looking specifications. But in an environment that`s cluttered with lower priced competitors, this Ultrabook will be fighting an uphill battle for recognition. * * * * * *"

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 4:00P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The iPad has come a long way since it was introduced a few years ago. While most people probably still use it primarily for gaming and entertainment there is no question that it also slowly is starting to be used for more professional uses, many of which really benefit from a keyboard. Logitech is a company that has many keyboards for the various iPad versions and today we are testing one of their latest: the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover which is compatible with the iPad 2 and 3."

Everything You Need to Know About the Thunderbolt Connection @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 2:08P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thunderbolt (formerly known as Light Peak) is an external connection that allows 10 Gbps (around 1 GB/s) of data transfer in each direction. In this tutorial, we will explain everything you need to know about it."

Biostar TZ77XE4 Intel LGA 1155
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the launch of Intel's latest Z77 Express platform, Biostar steps up to the plate with a new game in mind, ready to hit a homerun. Featuring a new aesthetic design, and a new more efficient VRM design, the Biostar TZ77XE4 is ready to knock one clear out of the park.

48 SATA 600 SSDs round-up
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We can conclude from our price comparison tool that SSDs with capacities of 120/128 GB and 250/256 GB are by far the most popular. It's not really a surprise, as 60 and 64 GB drives are almost too small to be really useful. You could fit Windows 7 and a couple games, and that's about it. Not only that, smaller capacity SSDs are slower than the larger ones, simply because there are less flash chips that can be accessed simultaneously. SSDs with a capacity of 480 and 512 GB are less popular because of the very high prices. Not many consumers feel like spending £420 or more for just storage. We asked all SSD manufacturers to send us a number of samples with capacities between 120 and 256 GB and a SATA 600 interface, and we ended up with 48 different solid state drives for our round-up.

OCZ Octane 1024 GB Indilinx Controller
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since OCZ has bought Indilinx we haven't heard a lot about Indilinx and their SSD controllers up to the moment when they released the Octane. Some time ago OCZ sent us their 512 Gigabyte version of the Octane and now they provided a sample of their 1 Terabyte SSD. This drive offers sequential transfer rates of up to 460 Megabyte per second write and 330 Megabyte per second read. Regarding the radom performance the manufacturer promises 26'000 IOPS when writing 4k blocks an 35'000 IOPS when reading 4k blocks.

Sapphire HD 7870 FLeX @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now that we have seen all of the various stock and overclocked versions of the HD 7000 series cards, some of the more interesting variations are starting to trickle out. A good example of this is from Sapphire, not only do they have a WIDE variety of versions. They are actually introducing a new card today, the Sapphire HD 7870 FLeX. For those of you who have been around for a while, you have seen us cover their FLeX lineup before. With the FLeX lineup allowing you to run three monitors in Eyefinity without any active adapters, it is perfect for someone who is already running multiple monitors. As we have seen in the past, if you plan on gaming in Eyefinity you need to have the power to push your favorite games, the HD 7870 is the fastest FLeX card we have tested to date, if any card can do it, it should.

Steelseries Kinzu v2 Pro Edition Review - XSReviews
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 11:59A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Steelseries is certainly no stranger to any gamer. A Danish manufacturer of a wide variety of peripherals and accessories, they have traditionally partnered with a number of big names in the industry, such as Blizzard, Valve, Ubisoft, EA and NCsoft, alongside input from, and sponsorship of, a number of professional gaming teams such as Evil Geniuses and Fnatic. Steelseries produce around two dozen mice in their current range, catering to many specific games and styles of gaming. Bucking the trend of some of the recently reviewed gaming mice such as the WoW MMO Gaming Mouse, the Steelseries Kinzu v2 opts to go the other way, stripping back the multi-button complexity and providing a mid-range offering with an elegantly simple design. How does the Steelseries Kinzu hold up against their other offerings? Read on to find out. A link to the article would be much appreciated."

News: The obligatory Surface blog post
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 11:54A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our resident Apple homer weighs in on Microsoft`s Surface tablets. Will there be scorn?"

Aerocool Strike-X One PC Tower @ Pro-Clockers
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 9:21A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Next, we will be taking a look at Strike-X?s value gaming tower which is simply labeled Strike-X One. To begin what we like about the One case is that it is set in a price range that many companies are not pricing their product even though it where it should be. At $60, the case a decent amount of features and doesn?t have the hardcore Strike-X theme of the GT chassis we reviewed."

Samsung 8GB 30nm DDR3 1600MHz Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 9:10A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a memory market that is seeing RAM prices at their lowest point in years, memory manufacturers have to take the extra step to ensure they are being as competitive as possible. Samsung is doing just that with their latest 8GB (2x4GB) dual channel kit of DDR3. Some of you have probably already heard about the specific kit we are looking at today, the Samsung Ultra Low Voltage 8GB DDR3 1600MHz 1.35v dual channel memory kit. Available at just $49.99 Samsung designed this kit to be used by those who want to save as much power as possible, yet still have a reliable memory solution...."

A Futurelooks News Flash - Reviewing the NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Experience Featuring the ASUS VG278H 120Hz LCD Monitor 3D Bundle
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 8:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Reviewing the NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Experience Featuring the ASUS VG278H 120Hz LCD Monitor 3D Bundle* * * Even though NVIDIA 3D Vision ushered in a new age visual experience, I only vaguely remember it simply because there were limited games that offered a really great 3D experience. Not to mention, ill fitting 3D Vision glasses and flicker issues didnt win many over. However, 3D technology has come a long way and enthusiasts are revelling in the Fermi and new Kepler architectures that give smooth frame rates and monitor manufacturers have stepped up with better products. With 3D Vision 2 available, there are many advancements that have made the technology totally viable (and fun) for every day gaming and use. Today we check out the combo that launched 3D Vision 2, the ASUS VG278H LED 3D Monitor and NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Bundle! *"

Top 5 Heatsink Charts on Frostytech - New Coolers Listed
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 4:59P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Frostytech's TOP 5 HEATSINK CHART has just been updated for June! A couple new watercooling and fan-based heatsinks have been added, along with the dead silent, revolutionary Nofan heatsinks...dont go heatsink shopping before giving the Top 5 Heatsink Chart a look-see. Only heatsinks tested in the Frostytech Labs are included in these Top 5 Charts, so the ranking is 100% based on test data."

Microlab H21 2.0 Bluetooth Speaker Set Review
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 4:56P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Microlab H21 2.1 is one of Microlab’s latest sound products available in its growing arsenal of sound systems. The H21 2.1 is within Microlab’s Bluetooth catalogue range and comes in a variety of colours which are all tanned and enclose the inner-subs.

Crucial Adrenaline Caching SSD Review
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 4:56P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid State drives are now a common storage option among the population, due to their now affordable prices, which instantly made them go mainstream. However single unit SSD’s are still storage devices they often do not attract a lot of users because they don’t offer a high amount of storage capacity without that price tag jumping to infinity. This is where SSD caching drives really come into their own in that in-between market.

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