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News: Windows 8: The convertible OS
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 11:59A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After spending a week with Microsoft`s touch-friendly OS, one thing is clear. Windows 8 is perfect for convertible tablets. Here`s why:"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Never Settle Driver Performance article and Bundle
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 11:46A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,If you purchase an AMD Radeon HD 7970 or 7950 graphics card you`ll get three game titles; Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, and Hitman: Absolution. You also get a 20% discount code valid through EA`s Origin site. This is the crème de la crème when it comes to the Never Settle game bundles and is valued at ~$170 when you figure in the full MSRP of the game titles and discount voucher value. We did a quick price search and the lowest priced AMD Radeon HD 7950 video card is the Power Color AX7950 at $279.99 plus shipping after a $20 rebate. To get three good game titles and a discount for Medal of Honor: Warfighter is pretty damn impressive. You spend ~$280 and then you get roughly $150 in game titles. Hard to go wrong there."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

End of Nations Beta @ Techreaction.net
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 11:23A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From the minds that brought us Rift, Trion Worlds, comes an upcoming MMORTS (Massive Multiplayer Online Real Time Strategy) game called End of Nations. The world is in trouble. The global economy is failing, people are starving, governments are hanging by a thread. All seems bleak for the little blue planet we call Earth. That is until an organization says enough is enough, and does something about it. With their advanced tech, and resources they take control, and fix what is broken. Giving food to the hungry, (add more), but all this comes at a price. This new regime decides its time to shape the world in their image and take over the governments of the world, and declare themselves the boss. This doesnt sit well with many of the established governments but with so many of them on the verge of extinction what are they to do? Rally together and fight thats what. With the remaining armed forces of nations across the globe, they band together a resistance movement to stop this threat of world domination. We had a chance to test the latest closed beta event of the game, and we were pretty glad at some of the things we discovered. The game starts off by allowing you to take command of specialized units of either the Resistance, or as the Order of Nations, the faction trying to re-shape the world in their own image. What separates End of Nations from a-lot of other RTS games is two things. One the PvP component is MASSIVE. You could have 28 vs. 28 players on one map. Yes we said 28 vs. 28."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

Asus Matrix HD 7970 Platinum Review
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 11:13A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From what ASUS has said about this card, the user is just about guaranteed to hit 1200MHz on the core or beyond. I`ve managed to hit the 1.3GHz line - faster than any other comparison video card. The larger PCB, 20-phase power design, and excellent cooling allow this card to really overclock well. I would love to see one of these on dry ice or LN2 and see how fast it can really go!"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Thecus N5550 5-bay SMB/SOHO NAS Server Review @ Techgage
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 11:06A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In an environment where uptime and data security is of paramount importance, a 5-bay NAS is an interesting proposition with its allure of huge storage and the ability implement a hot spare. Thecus` N5550 only adds to the intrigue with its huge feature-set including a USB 3.0 port and 2GB of RAM. Let`s see if the other features can seal the deal."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - K7 CLK_CTL Select
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 11:01A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the *K7 CLK_CTL Select* setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

CM Storm Ceres-400 Portable Gaming Headset Review
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 10:26A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master`s CM Storm is out with a new portable gaming headset. Let`s check out the Ceres-400 and see how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
Logitech UE Boombox @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 10:25A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Logitech bought Ultimate Ears about a year ago and now we are finally seeing the first joint effort of the two companies. Today we will be taking a look at their new Boombox which is a basically a battery powered wireless speaker with over six hours of battery life."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Steelseries Siberia V2 Frost USB-Powered Headset Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 10:18A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After using this headset for a several weeks, we now understand why the SteelSeries Siberia V2 headset is an award winning headset. The 50mm drivers in the earcups allow a wider range of sound whether playing a game or just listening to music, which is the reason why this headset sounds so good. The comfort is amazing and adjusts automatically to your head. I was able to play Starcraft II and Diablo III for several hours without any of the problems that I normally encountered with a cheaper headset..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Catalyst 12.10 WHQL & 12.11 Beta 4 issues with power consumption @ ocaholic
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 10:16A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday we have taken a closer look at AMDs latest drivers and we found some astonishing and yet concerning things. We`ve seen that power consumption in idle conditions is much worse than with earlier drivers. In fact, it`s 55 percent higher than with with previous drivers."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Patriot Gauntlet 320 Wireless HDD PCGTW320S @ Benchmark Reviews
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 9:25A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`ve ever wanted a compact storage device that was small, had its own power supply, and wirelessly accessible, then the Patriot Gauntlet 320 fits the build perfectly. While capable of connecting via SuperSpeed USB 3.0, the Patriot Gauntlet is so much more. Designed as a portable hard disk drive with 320GB of storage space, 5.5-hour lithium-ion battery, and and integrated 150Mbps Wi-Fi b/g/n access point, the Patriot Gauntlet 320 (PCGTW320S) simultaneously streams media to up to five devices. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Patriot Gauntlet 320 using Google Android and Apple iPhone devices as well as digital media players and the PC platform."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

iBUYPOWER Valkyrie CZ-17 Gaming Laptop Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 9:05A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We all know iBUYPOWER for making some pretty amazing and affordable custom gaming machines, but did you know they have a few custom gaming laptops as well? Laptops are a great choice for people who do not want the hassle of a large tower and want something they can easily take with them to say a LAN party, but still has enough power to play some of the latest games. Today we are taking a look at iBUYPOWERs Valkyrie CZ-17 gaming laptop that features an Intel Core i7-3610QM processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M graphics, and 8GB of DDR3 memory. Is this gaming laptop the perfect companion for gamers? We are going to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Head Out Of The Clouds: Why Local Storage Matters
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Smartphones, tablets and computers are constantly consuming and creating more and more content. And with that comes massive amounts of data consumption. The amount of sharing that takes place on today's smartphones and tablets is astounding, and every instance of that requires data -- and storage. Lately, it seems as if companies are dealing with these new realities by leaning heavily on the cloud. But trusting your precious data solely to the cloud can be a risky bet.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

QNAP TS-469 Pro All-in-One NAS Review
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 9:02A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are going to talk about an all-in-one 4-bay network attached storage system from QNAP that offers secure cross-platform file sharing, an iSCSI/ IP-SAN storage combo solution and a number of versatile, value-added business applications, including set of backup solutions and MyCloudNAS service.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Asus Maximus V Formula Review
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This product is based on Intel Z77 Express chipset and its functionality is significantly expanded due to a large number of onboard controllers. This mainboard belongs to the “Republic of Gamers” series and therefore supports a lot of additional features and technologies. However, we uncovered some minor issues, which, unfortunately, seem to be a little too numerous for a mainboard of this rank.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

HighSpeed PC Top Deck Tech Station Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 7:59A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are testing motherboards, video cards or power supplies it is extremely annoying to keep on installing and removing them in cases. That is why test benches and hardware workbenches were created. Today we are taking a look at one such product from HighSpeed PC. It is their Top Deck Tech Station. This computer workbench supports mITX, mATX, ATX, eATX, and XL-ATX motherboards, has 4-Way SLI support with 10 expansion slots, and even has support for 2.5-inch hard drives! Of course it easily allows you to change out components and gives you full access to your motherboard and video cards. Read on to see if this is the perfect test bench for us!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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