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Charts: 11 Socket 2011 Boards - Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 @ ocaholic
     Tue, Jan 17 2012 | 9:33A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So far we`ve tested eleven Socket 2011 motherboards and we have to say that sometimes we got quite interesting results. What we`ve also done is, we have added power consumption values as well as a performance rating which allows quick comparision of which board performs best and which is the most energy efficient."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

G.Skill Ripjaws Z 2133 MHz DDR3 CL9 16 GB Kit @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Jan 17 2012 | 9:07A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
G.Skill sent us their Ripjaws Z F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH kit, now that Intel`s latest platform has been launched, and new memory kits are needed, due to the new quad-channel configuration that the Intel X79 Express platforms offers. We put the 16 GB G.Skill 2133 MHz kit through the paces, and push it to the max."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

SuperTooth Disco Bluetooth Speaker Review @MissingRemote
     Tue, Jan 17 2012 | 1:47A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many of us have home theater setups in a particular room in our homes fully configured and ready to integrate with all our content and devices. But what about when you want to take that entertainment to another room, outside or even to someone else?s house? That?s where the SuperTooth Disco Bluetooth Speaker comes into play as it is a fully portable and powerful speaker setup designed to let you wirelessly send audio from a variety of devices to it. With an MSRP of $149 the Disco is positioned right where other portable audio solutions are placed but with the added benefit of being connected without power or wires to your audio player. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

Foxconn Employees Threaten Mass Suicide @ Xbox 360 Plant
     Mon, Jan 16 2012 | 10:05P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
300 employees go to tallest tower in the Foxconn plant which makes Xbox 360's and threaten to commit suicide because company won't give a raise + tricks employees out of job... according to PCMag.com

"The mass suicide threat stemmed from an incident on Jan. 2, in which the workers asked for a raise and were told to either quit with compensation or keep their jobs and receive no pay increase, according to a report from WantChinaTines.com In response, the employees went to the top of a building at a Foxconn Technology Park and threatened to jump, according to the report. The mayor of the town eventually came and talked them out of it.

Suicide at Foxconn has been a serious problem in the past. At least 14 Foxconn workers in plants in the Chinese cities of Shenzen and Chengdu have taken their own lives since a string of worker suicides began in early 2010."

  FULL STORY @ PCMAG

Arctic Z1 Desk Mount Monitor Arm
     Mon, Jan 16 2012 | 9:20A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Arctic`s continual expansion into new technology markets, there`s no lack of new products being released by them. A few months ago we saw Arctic branch out into the iPhone and iPad accessory market with a variety of cases and screen protectors and around the same time they also released a pair of monitor arms under the Arctic Equipment brand. The Z1 and Z2 are single and dual monitor arms that are desk mountable and feature an integrated four port USB hub. The arms have adjustable height, tilt, rotation and extension. Today I have the single monitor Z1 arm here to try out!"
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

First Look: Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650 Dual Digital CableCARD @MissingRemote
     Mon, Jan 16 2012 | 1:47A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Getting our hands on a new product is always exciting so we thought we would share it with you! We`ve been anxiously awaiting the Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650 ever since we first saw the prototype of the CableCARD product at CES. If you haven`t heard by now, the WinTV-DCR-2650 is a dual-cable tuner that connects to a PC via USB--a great option for small form factors or a situation where there`s no free PCIe slot available. It also happens to be the most inexpensive way to gain access to the entire subscription package from a cable provider on a PC with a retail price of $149. Enough about what it is, let`s take a look at it after the break! *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

Sapphire Radeon HD 7970
     Sun, Jan 15 2012 | 12:09P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sapphire HD 7970 Graphic Card arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will check the AMD Radeon HD 7970 Series in the following Review with a Resolution from 2560x1600, 1920x1200, 1680x1050, the real Power Consumption, loudness, temperature, Overclocking and many more in new Games against other Graphic Cards."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

 
Seagate Momentus XT 750GB SATA III Hybrid Disk Drive Review
     Sun, Jan 15 2012 | 11:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By doubling the available onboard SLC NAND Flash memory and by adding 50% more storage space capacity compared to the 1st generation the 2nd generation Momentus XT by Seagate is now a powerful mix between a 750GB 2.5 7200RPM hard disk drive and an 8GB solid state drive.,,,,,,,,"
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

Western Digital TV Live Media Player Review - XSReviews
     Sun, Jan 15 2012 | 11:30A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`ve been looking at quite a few different media players recently and contemporary ones are all quite similar. Around 8 inches across, internal hard drive of varying size and internet connectivity. Today I`m looking at one that`s a little different though. It`s compact, missing a few traditional connectors but manages to include built in wireless connectivity. There`s no internal storage to speak of, but the applications and games available make this one of the -- on paper -- most fully featured HTPC replacements out there. Let`s check it out.,,,,,,,,"
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

Xclio Touch 787 Super Tower Chassis Review
     Sun, Jan 15 2012 | 11:30A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On top of an improved Touch panel of this chassis, we are also moving up in chassis classes. Here we go from the mid-tower design of the Touch 320, skip right over full towers, and deliver a Super Tower chassis! The optical bays stay tool-less, but this time there is a whole new look at HDD mounting. Similar to what I have seen in press releases from Lian Li, Xclio is the first to deliver such an implementation to me. This puts Xclio in the lead for not only the Touch panel, but now they are the first to bring me this! Xclio really appears to be stepping up the game from the chassis I remember getting even a year ago. I really like to see this sort of progress, even if it isn`t for everyone, it shows there are some people with really good ideas and concepts and that Xclio isn`t afraid to stand out and deliver new things. Today we are going to be looking at the largest offering of the Touch series of cases, the Touch 787 from Xclio. This case not only offers what I covered already, but the chassis comes with ten 120mm fans with blue LEDs in them to cool and illuminate this chassis. It seems like with the Touch 787 Xclio delivers a case that keeps on giving.,,,,,,,,"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

[Affiliates News] Thermaltake SMART 730W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks
     Sun, Jan 15 2012 | 11:30A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of days ago, I sold my old dSLR body and lens locally through a popular online classified ads website. For the veterans among us, you will know this is usually a straightforward procedure -- someone contacts you, agree on the price beforehand, set a time and location to meet up, show them the product, and cash exchanges hand. But with anything that involves humans, there are always exceptions, and this is what I want to talk about this morning. The person I sold my camera to came with her mom in a late model, fully loaded Nissan Pathfinder SUV with a fancy vanity plate. After checking out the camera, her mom tried to pull a fast one on me, and said she only has $300 on her, and told me to just accept it. Well, as someone who is born in Hong Kong, the land of haggling masters, and a guy who has been in and out of car dealerships ever so often since I was nine years old, obviously it did not work. I have haggling, and thus, anti-haggling skills, in my blood. To make a long story short, she magically found the missing $20 in her purse, and we both went our ways. The way I see it, she probably thinks this was a smart thing to do. After all, she could have saved $20, right? Saving money is smart; this is more or less common sense to people of all ages. In the computer world, it is no different. But as most of us came to realize that not all power supplies are created equally, Thermaltake has a new line of PSUs called the SMART series to take on a very simple concept: Budget price, no frills, and eco-friendly performance. That`s smart. But is it right? We cracked open a Thermaltake SMART 730W to see what`s inside the brain."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

[DreamWare Computers] Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Yoke
     Sun, Jan 15 2012 | 11:30A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Pro Flight Cessna Yoke setup gives you a Cessna branded flying yoke, which is 1:1 scale with the yoke found in a real Cessna, and also a separate throttle quadrant. Through the use of various add-ons, the Cessna Pro Yoke system can be further expanded with rudder pedals, a trim wheel, and a variety of button and indication panels. Now your flight simulators don`t need to feel like a game - they can feel like the real thing!,,,,,,,,"
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

SilverStone Precision PS07 mATX Case Review @ APH Networks
     Sun, Jan 15 2012 | 9:20A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Life progression is an inevitable journey -- one of two roads diverged in a yellow wood, as Robert Frost would have said. As we all grow older, we generally become more independent, and as such, we buy our own cars, our own clothes, and food for sustaining life. But one of the biggest and single most expensive thing we spend money on is typically some sort of shelter, whether it is a house, apartment, or condominium. In most cases, the younger generation as well as some of the experienced working class these days would prefer a more modern and clean look to a purchased shelter. We expect the quality for the amount that we spend. Now, I don`t know about you, but my taste of technology is leaning more and more towards the clean and good looking products, just like a good looking house with a modern interior interpretation. In some cases, this means more money is coming out of my bank account. However, to be honest with you, I don`t mind spending a little bit less on certain used products in this area, provided that the product is still in decent and acceptable conditions. In today`s case (No pun intended), we have a simple and clean looking chassis from SilverStone -- namely, the Precision PS07. At first glance, it exhibits a clean appearance, but certainly does not look like a fridge. Whether you like this look or not is really up to your personal preference, but what I can tell you is that this little beast can pack quite a bit of quality features for your computer. So if you`re ready to find out, keep your eyes peeled!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Dune HD Smart H1 Media Player Review @MissingRemote
     Sun, Jan 15 2012 | 1:47A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Connected media streamers, like the pair from Roku and NETGEAR that we reviewed recently, focus on providing access to IP content but generally cannot handle local media well enough (if at all) to be a viable unifying solution. Until we have enough bandwidth, and services able to deliver quality audio/video services over the Internet, those devices act as a supplement to players like the Dune HD Smart H1 that we will look at today. Locally cached content includes a diverse set of file types and formats, so H1?s support for disc-less Blu-ray, M2TS, MKV, and all of the codecs commonly found within is an essential starting point. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

Trendnet 200Mbps Powerline Networking - BCCHardware
     Sat, Jan 14 2012 | 9:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Installation of the Trendnet Powerline Networking kit is a snap. It comes per-configured and synchronized to each other so that all you have to do is plug each of them into the wall and then plug the network cables into your devices. In order to connect to your network, you`ll need to plug one into your router or switch and the other one into your device. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB Flash Drive Review @ Techgage
     Sat, Jan 14 2012 | 9:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the lookout for a flash drive that not only offers ample storage but also great performance? If so, Kingston`s DT HyperX 3.0 is well worth a look. It`s available in 64GB - 256GB flavors and offers performance of 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write. So let`s take it for a spin and see how it fares to the previously-reviewed DT Ultimate 3.0."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

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