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Nvidias CEO Keynote from GeForce LAN / NGF in Shanghai @ NGOHQ.com
     Tue, May 22 2012 | 8:11A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia`s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang keynote from the GeForce LAN / Nvidia Gaming Festival in Shanghai, China. The event was attended by more than 6,000 gamers from across China. The GeForce GTX 690 was announced there."
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

Synology DiskStation DS2411+ review: 12 disk
     Mon, May 21 2012 | 11:40P | Hardware | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you a dedicated collector in need of a safe place to store your data? Or perhaps you have a company that needs to safely store large amounts of data in an easily accessible manner? Then Synology could have the perfect solution for you with its DS2411+, a NAS for 12 hard drives at an average price of around £1145. £1145 is not pocket change of course, but if you think about it this amounts to less than £100 per bay, which puts the price inbetween the DS212j and the DS212. If you need the storage space now or in the near future, then the DS2411+ is not a bad solution based on the price. Provided of course that you have £1145 to spend.
  FULL STORY @ DISKSTATION

Samsung ES8000 reviewed: the next level of Smart
     Mon, May 21 2012 | 11:40P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Samsung ES8000 is the first television that can be controlled with speech commands and hand gestures. While there is room for improvement in the implementation, it does indicate the direction in which (high-end) televisions will go in the coming years. When you're not in the mood for chatting with your TV or waving your fist at it, you can always fall back on the traditional remote that Samsung fortunately also included.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

First Intel Thunderbolt Certified Motherboard
     Mon, May 21 2012 | 9:41P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Further demonstrating its market leading innovation and technological leadership, ASUS is proud to announce the launch of its P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard — the flagship of the P8Z77 Series and the first Intel certified motherboard in the market to offer the latest Thunderbolt connection interface. The PREMIUM designation has been reserved for only the best motherboards with the latest technologies, and the P8Z77-V PREMIUM maintains this standard. In addition to the onboard Thunderbolt connection on the P8Z77-V PREMIUM, ASUS also offers the same technology on the P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT to give consumers a wider range of choices.
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“Intel and ASUS have worked closely on the implementation of Thunderbolt™ technology onto Asus motherboards”, said Jason Ziller, Intel’s Director of Thunderbolt Marketing. “The P8Z77-V PREMIUM is the first Thunderbolt certified motherboard in the industry, a testament to its solid design and compatibility.”

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Thunderbolt is a new, high-speed I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity and flexibility, with lightning fast transfer speeds that are twice that of USB 3.0 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. It offers simultaneous bi-directional 10Gbps transfer speeds over a single cable, with the flexibility to daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt-ready devices with a single connection as well as offering full display port support for a 7th Thunderbolt or display port equipped monitor. This allows for a clutter-free computing experience while offering unprecedented levels of performance. Users can connect multiple Thunderbolt-enabled external storage drives to a Thunderbolt-enabled display and transfer files while watching HD movies, all without experiencing any lag. In addition for content professional this connection has been designed form the ground up for multimedia offering low latency with highly accurate time synchronization for professional audio and video applications. PC enthusiast and gamers can take immediate advantage combining Thunderbolt and on-board Lucid Virtu MVP to enjoy top-notch graphics performance.

ASUS Launches First Intel® Thunderbolt™ Certified Motherboard

-- P8Z77-V PREMIUM the first Intel certified and Windows optimized motherboard in the industry to feature Thunderbolt technology -- Fremont, CA (May 21, 2012) - Further demonstrating its market leading innovation and technological leadership, ASUS is proud to announce the launch of its P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard — the flagship of the P8Z77 Series and the first Intel certified motherboard in the market to offer the latest Thunderbolt connection interface. The PREMIUM designation has been reserved for only the best motherboards with the latest technologies, and the P8Z77-V PREMIUM maintains this standard. In addition to the onboard Thunderbolt connection on the P8Z77-V PREMIUM, ASUS also offers the same technology on the P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT to give consumers a wider range of choices.

“Intel and ASUS have worked closely on the implementation of Thunderbolt™ technology onto Asus motherboards”, said Jason Ziller, Intel’s Director of Thunderbolt Marketing. “The P8Z77-V PREMIUM is the first Thunderbolt certified motherboard in the industry, a testament to its solid design and compatibility.”

Thunderbolt onboard offering unmatched performance and functionality Thunderbolt is a new, high-speed I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity and flexibility, with lightning fast transfer speeds that are twice that of USB 3.0 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. It offers simultaneous bi-directional 10Gbps transfer speeds over a single cable, with the flexibility to daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt-ready devices with a single connection as well as offering full display port support for a 7th Thunderbolt or display port equipped monitor. This allows for a clutter-free computing experience while offering unprecedented levels of performance. Users can connect multiple Thunderbolt-enabled external storage drives to a Thunderbolt-enabled display and transfer files while watching HD movies, all without experiencing any lag. In addition for content professional this connection has been designed form the ground up for multimedia offering low latency with highly accurate time synchronization for professional audio and video applications. PC enthusiast and gamers can take immediate advantage combining Thunderbolt and on-board Lucid Virtu MVP to enjoy top-notch graphics performance.

Strength through cooperation and expertise in design With its long history of working with high tech vendors, ASUS is able to show its strength and commitment to innovation with a close relationship to three of the leading brands currently producing products with Thunderbolt technology, Elgato, LaCie, and PROMISE.

"Elgato is delighted to work with ASUS to bring the world’s first portable Thunderbolt drive to Windows," says Markus Fest, Elgato's CEO. "The powerful combination of ASUS' new PREMIUM board technology and the Elgato Thunderbolt SSD dramatically outperforms state-of-the-art portable USB 3.0 or eSATA drives."

“LaCie is pleased to work with ASUS to showcase the power of Thunderbolt technology in a Windows environment,” said Erwan Girard, Business Unit Manager for Professional Solutions, LaCie. “Our solutions will deliver the unprecedented speeds and advantages of this technology to PC demanding users, especially those working in digital media applications who continually strive for more performance.”

PROMISE is a leading supplier of sophisticated RAID storage solutions catering to customers from the enterprise to SMB, as well as SOHO and digital home applications. They currently offer the world’s first Thunderbolt enabled RAID storage solutions and have previously worked with ASUS to develop a diversified portfolio to meet customer’s requirements.

In addition to this close partnership with these three vendors ASUS has work very close with Intel to ensure the most care is taken in offering the best implementation taking extra care to fine tune PCB and Trace Design and overall routing of the Thunderbolt implementation to offer the best performance, compatibility and overall functionality for this high speed connection.

Truly a premium motherboard with unmatched connectivity, functionality and features The title of PREMIUM carries certain expectations, and as such, the P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard boasts several new features pushing pass the limitations of the Z77 chipset, such as true 4-way NVIDIA® SLI™ and 4-way AMD CrossFireX™ on the latest PCIe Gen 3.0 slots for maximum graphics performance. Also introduced is advanced SSD Caching II, allowing users to cache additional frequently used programs and files using multiple SSDs to instantly upgrade system performance. A 32GB mSATA based SSD is also onboard, enabling Intel® Smart Response and Rapid Start Technology™ for super-fast boot up and resume times. Network traffic is handled by a pair of Gigabit Intel LAN ports, ensuring high speed transfers for outstanding network performance. In addition in conjunction with ASUS’ exclusive Network iControl users can customize their network performance to their specific usage. Rounding our connectivity the premium also features the fastest USB 3.0 implementation via USB 3.0 Boost support extending performance for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices.

Dedicated to providing the latest innovations, the P8Z77-V PREMIUM and P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT provides users with the best and most complete solutions available, such as Dual Intelligent Processor 3 with SMART DIGI+ Power Control – the most advanced VRM design implementation for unmatched control and tuning to the VRM for maximum efficiency and performance and extended overclocking potential, Wi-Fi GO! for extended wireless functionality – DLNA serving or streaming, easy file transfer to mobile devices and remote desktop. These functions work alongside the on-board dual-band wireless as well as the newest Bluetooth 4.0 standard. Rounding out the advanced feature set is an unmatched level of fan controls offered within the UEFI or in Windows via the most advanced and robust fan controls of any motherboard via Fan Xpert 2. The P8Z77-V Premium truly affirms an unmatched attention to design detail and feature integration to position itself as a one of its kind Z77 chipset-based motherboard.

  FULL STORY @ ASUS

Cooler Master Trigger mechanical keyboard @ Techreaction.net
     Mon, May 21 2012 | 4:09P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today for review we bring you the Cooler Master Trigger mechanical keyboard, a member of the Storm series of gaming equipment. Over the past year Cooler Master has expanded itself into the gaming market with its Store series of products. The Trigger is joining the Quick Fire Pro & Quick Fire Rapid, in their numerous configurations."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

Sandberg USB 3.0 HDD Cloner Review
     Mon, May 21 2012 | 11:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
External HDD Docking Stations may not be perfect (occasional issues with USB 3.0 models) and are certainly not as fast as an internal SATA III connection but regardless of these two they are also without doubt some of the most convenient accessories for computers ever manufactured. Of course ever since the first USB 2.0 HDD docking stations made their appearance a few years ago many new features have been added from Firewire, eSATA and USB 3.0 connectivity up to dual HDD docking stations with (select few solutions) or without RAID0/1 modes. However some manufacturers choose to walk another path and so Sandberg just released their second HDD Cloner and as expected we have been playing with it for the past week."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

MSI GT70 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, May 21 2012 | 9:38A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI GT70 is a 17-inch gaming notebook that aims to have the speediest of performance available. While keeping the price at a reasonable level, this notebook has a functional keyboard, several USB 3.0 ports, a Blu-ray burner and very good graphics performance. It was hard to find much to complain about with this gamer-focused machine."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

 
Zotac GTX 680 AMP! Edition
     Mon, May 21 2012 | 9:32A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ZOTAC GTX 680 AMP! Edition Graphic Card arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will check the AMP! 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

CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Laser Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews
     Mon, May 21 2012 | 8:45A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in September 2009, CM Storm released the Sentinel Advance Laser Gaming Mouse. It sported a 5600 DPI laser sensor, which was the top-of-the-line at the time. 5600 DPI is still very high for a gaming mouse. Now Cooler Master is releasing the next evolution of this gaming mouse, the CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Laser Gaming Mouse SGM-6010-KLLW1. Sporting an Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor, the Sentinel Advance II has the capability to scale up to 8200 DPI and all the way down to 200 DPI. In this article, Benchmark Reviews examines the CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Laser Gaming Mouse SGM-6010-KLLW1."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

News Leak: Diablotek May Release 7 Android Tablet with $129 Retail Price @ TechwareLabs
     Mon, May 21 2012 | 8:11A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seems Diablotek may release a 7 Android tablet. What we know right now is that it will be ICS (Android 4.0) based and they are aiming for a $129 price tag at launch. We got a sense of urgency from our source so this may be coming soon. Based on other Diablotek products this could be great news."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Bitfenix Shinobi XL Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Sun, May 20 2012 | 4:09P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Shinobi XL is the latest full-tower case from Bitfenix, featuring nine expansion slots and, therefore, supporting XL-ATX motherboards. It has the same basic look as the original Shinobi mid-tower case, with a rubber coating on its front and top panels. Let`s see what the Shinobi XL brings to the table."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Roccat Kone+ @ Bjorn3D
     Sun, May 20 2012 | 11:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Roccat Kone+ excels not only in precision and tracking at unprecedented levels, but takes a synergistic approach to form-factor and ergonomics."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 120GB Solid State Drive @ Pro-Clockers
     Sun, May 20 2012 | 9:38A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The V+ 200 is offered in several different size variations including: 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. The drive takes advantage of a SandForce SF-2281 controller that has made a big name for itself over the past year and a half. And if you have been in the market for a SSD you should that the SF-2281 controller is capable of reproducing some really nice data transfer number which we will talk about in the review."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 AMP! Edition 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Sun, May 20 2012 | 9:32A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ZOTAC`s new GeForce GTX 680 AMP! Edition comes with a huge overclock out of the box, base clock is 1111 MHz. The card uses a large triple slot, dual fan cooler to provide stable gaming at these high clocks, but noise levels are also reduced."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Buying advice: Budget-Gamer PC with Ivy Bridge @ ocaholic
     Sun, May 20 2012 | 8:45A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This buying advice is targeted at gamer who are looking for a system that offers a lot of performance for as little money as possible. All the products we mention we would buy ourselves. Furhtermore we try to recommend components that are not in a special market niche and therefore available in good quantities."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

NETGEAR Powerline Nano500 and Powerline 200 Mini Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sun, May 20 2012 | 8:11A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NETGEAR Powerline Nano500 and Powerline 200 Mini Review @ HardwareHeaven.com The subject of this review is powerline connectivity at a consumer level using two products from NETGEAR`s range the Powerline 200 Mini and Powerline Nano500 Set."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

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