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Acer Aspire V5-171-6605 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, Sep 04 2012 | 9:23A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With ultraportable laptops being all the rage recently, it`s no surprise that Acer is trying to beat the rest of the crowd by releasing the Aspire V5-171-6605, a cheaply-priced competitor. Despite having a lower price than most, it doesn`t sacrifice on performance or even display quality. It does have very short battery life and a glitchy touchpad."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Startech 4 Bay Standalone HDD Duplicator Dock Review - XSReviews
     Tue, Sep 04 2012 | 9:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this month we looked at StarTech.com`s Dual SATA Enclosure and found it to be a very high quality product indeed, operating at a premium price range but offering quite a few features for the money as well. Today we`ll be looking at another item that has a slightly different purpose, but could be described in much the same way. It`s a 4 bay standalone HDD duplicator, designed to allow the contents of a single drive to be copied to three other drives simultaneously. It doesn`t need to be connected to a PC to operate as a duplicator, although it can serve as a massive 4 hard drive enclosure when connected to a PC via USB 3.0 or eSATA. It`s an interesting idea, so let`s have a look at how it works and whether it`s worth that high price tag -- 544.79! A link to the article would be much appreciated."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive Review @ Techgage
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 4:10P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* With the release of its Red hard drives, WD hasn`t only managed to scratch another color off its list, but it also gives NAS users a drive designed just for them. Beyond its NAS-specific features, Red proves to be one of the fastest drives on the market, and with its 3-year warranty, it`s without a doubt a very compelling option for NAS users."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Sleeping Dogs (PC) Review @ Techgage
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 4:08P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* If you`ve been on the lookout for a gritty open-world gang-related crime game taking place in Hong Kong, you not only have very specific tastes, but you`re also in luck. Sleeping Dogs follows in the footsteps of such games as GTA, but adds in enough originality to set itself apart. Does this ambitious title live up to its hype?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

QNAP TurboNAS TS-269 Pro NAS Server Review
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 4:03P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NAS units (or servers as i like to call them) are amongst the hottest network/storage related peripherals of our time (in terms of sales) which really makes sense since they combine extremely low electrical requirements with a very small size and in some occasions even a low price tag (at least entry level solutions do). Needless to say however that these little devices can`t do every single thing an regular PC (or even HTPC) can do but the tasks that they were designed to do they do a lot better (due to lower resource demands) and that`s what really counts in the long run. A couple of months ago on our test bench we had the latest TurboNAS TS-469 Pro by QNAP, an 4 bay NAS server with remarkable performance (largely thanks to the 2.13GHz Dual Core Atom processor) and countless features. Still since many people don`t really need that many drive bays today we will be testing its smaller brother, the dual bay TurboNAS TS-269 Pro."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Crucial v4 256GB vs. OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD Shootout
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By mid 2012, SSD prices fell through the floor, costing approximately half as much as last year. Granted, that's still nowhere near as economical as standard hard drives, so companies have continued to offer affordable solutions in addition to their high-end series to drive sale volumes. Such is the case with OCZ and the Agility 4, a budget-minded counterpart to the Vertex 4 that employs cheaper NAND flash memory. In similar fashion we recently saw the arrival of the Crucial v4 series. With both the Agility 4 and Crucial's v4 priced at just under $200 for 256GB models, it seems we have the makings of a value-driven shootout...
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Listing: GeForce GTX 660 Ti @ Ocaholic
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here we go! Just a list of all GeForce GTX 660 Ti around sorted by manufacturers with pics and specs. If you think or see that some are missing, please leave a comment and we will add it as soon as possible."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

 
StarTech USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA Enclosure with Encryption
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today's need for protecting data has been encouraging many manufacturers to develop and deliver products that can keep your data with you and protected. As we see more data services experience security breaches, like the recent Dropbox breach, it seems that the best way to keep your data safe is to keep it on you at all times. The drawback to this is that if someone steals your portable storage device or you leave it on the subway, someone now has access to all of this data! StarTech thinks they have the answer by delivering the S2510BU3PW - a 2.5 in. Encrypted Hard Drive Enclosure.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

Synaptics Wants To Reinvent Touch Interfaces @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 11:59A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Synaptics has some really impressive technologies coming out in 2013 and we were impressed by what we saw. We have been reviewing computer hardware components since 2002 and we have never seen this many human-computer interface changes taking place all at once. Synaptics hopes to change the way we interact with computers and after using the ForcePad, ThinTouch and ClearPad for an afternoon it is clear to us that they will..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Weekly Tech Update Episode #174 - Samsung is REALLY Sorry
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 11:58A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Episode #174 of Weekly Tech Update is now available on iTunes and the Zune Marketplace.  This is our weekly podcast that covers the hottest stuff in tech - not only around BCCHardware, but also the world.  Check it out over here - as well as a free download in the iTunes store and the Zune Marketplace."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Nokia Lumia 710 Cell Phone Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 11:55A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lumia 710 is a smartphone from Nokia. It has a 3.7-inch screen with 800 x 480 resolution, a 5 Mpixel camera, and runs Windows Phone 7.5. Check it out!"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Bayan 7 iPod and iPhone Speaker Dock Review - XSReviews
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 11:52A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I heard about Bayan Audio`s line of iPhone speaker docks some time ago, mentioned in the same breath as Bowers & Wilkins and Bang & Olufsen- well known as quality speaker manufacturers. When the Bayan 7 was released and I had a chance to provide a review of the same, I jumped at the opportunity. The Bayan 7 is the top-of-the-line option from the firm, offering quality at a considerable price -- $450 is a lot for a speaker dock, almost as much as a new iPhone. In order to be worth that high price point, these speakers would have to exhibit flawless audio quality, good usability and a novel and beautiful design. Read on to find out if the Bayan 7 meets my admittedly high standards. A link to the article would be much appreciated."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

Intel Graphics Mature Greatly With The Linux Kernel
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 9:39A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As a prelude to the forthcoming Windows 7 vs. OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu Linux benchmarks that are looking at how Intel OpenGL graphics compare between the operating systems, here`s some Intel Sandy Bridge benchmarks that provide a historical look at how the Linux kernel -- and upgrades to the Intel Direct Rendering Manager driver within the kernel -- have matured over time. On average, the Intel Linux graphics performance is up about 30% over the course of the past few kernel releases this year."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset @ Techreaction.net
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 9:34A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair has released their flagship gaming headset into the wireless market with the Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset. Sporting a 10-hour battery life and a 40-foot range, you can be truly wireless for one long gaming session or a few shorter gaming sessions. The 5.1 and 7.1 channel audio stream processing renders audio with duplex ITD (Intra-aural Time Delay), IID (Intra-aural Intensity Difference) and game-optimized HRTF equalization so that you can pinpoint your opponents locations and gain a competitive edge that will help you locate your opponents even if you cant see them. The large 50mm drivers can deliver audio with more detail and more realism for maximum enjoyment while gaming. Now, lets move on and get to the nitty-gritty and see how well these headsets actually preform read on."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

Antec High Current Pro 1000W Platinum Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 9:32A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HCP-1000 Platinum also comes with four +12V rails, a 135mm double ball bearing fan with low-voltage control, and is backed by a huge 7 years warranty. Having such lucrative features will surely entice enthusiasts` who are planning to build a multi-GPU setup to opt for this PSU; so today we will be giving the low-down."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Low Profile Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 9:20A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /The Sapphire HD 7750 1GB low profile graphics card is a full featured Radeon 7700 series card. Sapphire has built the HD 7750 low profile card with a single slot cooler, targeting small form factor systems. Thanks to the single slot design, it can easily fit in systems as small as mini-ITX cases. The card only needs the 75W of power provided by the PCI-E slot, it does not require any additional power from the PSU. The fan on the cooler features a ball bearing design to provide a long life. This HD 7750 has a core clock speed of 800MHz with 1GB of memory clocked at an effective 4500MHz./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

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Samsung's 5-Series NP540U3C-A01 Ultrabook is the first touch screen laptop to cross PCSTATS test bench with Windows 8 installed. Our first impressions of this new touch screen interface are positive...
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