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SysAdmin Corner: Introduction to Pentesting and the Pwn Plug @ Techgage
     Wed, Jan 09 2013 | 9:47A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many sysadmins understand how to set up and maintain a network, but the concept of auditing is an entirely different world. In the first part of a series on auditing and penetration testing (pentesting), we introduce the concepts and tools for putting all that security to the test. Well also talk about our pentest platform of choice: Pwn Plug."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

NVIDIA GeForce 600 Kepler On Open-Source: Its Uselessly Slow
     Wed, Jan 09 2013 | 9:29A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Linux 3.8 kernel that`s presently under development, the open-source reverse-engineered Nouveau driver for supporting NVIDIA graphics processors has seen some significant changes. One of the late changes was enabling Kepler acceleration support. While there is now an out of the box open-source GPU driver that supports the GeForce 600 GPUs with 3D/OpenGL acceleration, it`s incredibly slow."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Razer Sabertooth XBOX 360 Controller Video Review
     Wed, Jan 09 2013 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As a follow-up to our earlier review of the Sabertooth, we take a look around on video, comparing with the Onza"
  FULL STORY @ YOUTUBE

PowerColor PCS+ HD 7870 MYST Edition (Tahiti LE) 2GB Review
     Wed, Jan 09 2013 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Tahiti LE graphics processor is the latest iteration in the Southern Islands family and it’s unique in both the implementation and design. This is due to graphics cards based on the new GPU being what is best described as a hybrid between the Tahiti and Pitcairn architecture.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

FSP RAIDER 750W Power Supply Review
     Wed, Jan 09 2013 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With single GPU and CPU enthusiast desktop computer systems coming down in power, mid-level power supplies are once again becoming the sweet spot. FSP claims its new RAIDER series PSU is the "best choice in performance." We put its RAIDER 750 watt unit to the test to see if it is the best choice for you.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Nokia Lumia 810 and Lumia 820 Review
     Wed, Jan 09 2013 | 9:00A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you're in the market for a new smartphone in the post-holiday season, you'll have a few Windows Phone 8 smartphone options to consider, including the new Nokia Lumia 810 which is exclusive to T-Mobile and the Lumia 820 which is exclusive to AT&T. These new Windows Phone smartphones come with all of the Windows Phone 8 features you'd expect as well as some additional software from Nokia that is designed to bolster their capabilities in a number of areas. The Lumia 810 has a 4.3-inch OLED WVGA Clear Black display as well as an 8-megapixel camera that utilizes Carl Zeiss optics.
  FULL STORY @ NOKIA

Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Jan 09 2013 | 5:47A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 is the latest entry in what promises to be a burgeoning (and lucrative) market: peripherals designed to make Windows 8 more user friendly. While the T400 is a good all-around mouse with a handsomely minimalist appearance, its low profile and somewhat basic gesture control functionality limit its potential."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

 
News: TRs CES digest part 1: AMD Intel Nvidia Gigabyte Zotac Lenovo and Vizio
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 9:42P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Consumer Electronics Show is off to a busy start, and we have staffers on the scene in Las Vegas and covering the show remotely. Before the show floor even opened, AMD, Intel, and Nvidia held major press conferences to reveal new products and discuss future plans. We have the goods on AMD`s upcoming APUs, Intel`s reference design for Haswell convertibles, Nvidia`s Tegra 4 SoC, and other goodies from not only those companies, but also Gigabyte, Zotac, Lenovo, Vizio, and the USB 3.0 Promoter Group. AMD shares latest mobile, desktop roadmap"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Thermaltake Level 10 Mouse Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 3:44P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake and BMW Designworks made the Level 10 mouse a work of art. Looks aside, the aluminum base is very strong, even with the floating design, and the feel of the mouse is incredible. The overall design might cause problems for some people, but for others the mouse will be perfect. I personally find the design and comfort of the mouse suits me perfectly."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

NVIDIA's Kepler GPU to the masses
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 2:31P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI's GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition is one of the latest cards to bring NVIDIA's Kepler GPU to the masses. It's designed for best-in-class performance, being up to 1.5 times faster than the GTX 550 Ti while at the same time consuming up to 22% less power. The GTX 650 Ti has also been designed to offer top performance when gaming at 1920x1080 resolution, further offering gamers an excellent choice of upgrade over prior entry level GPU's.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Hands-On With Lenovo’s ThinkPad Helix
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 2:29P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We had a chance to stop by Lenovo’s suite today at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, to check out some of the latest and greatest offerings from the company. First up is the new Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2. This tablet runs on Windows 8 Pro and features a 10.1-inch multi-touch HD display. Lenovo claims this is the lightest Windows 8 tablet on the market with a starting weight of 1.25 pounds. We also got a chance to see the ThinkPad Helix. This machine gives you the best of a full Windows 8 notebook as well as a Windows 8 tablet. The ThinkPad Helix features an 11.6-inch, 10-point multi-touchscreen panel as well as pen input capabilities and a full-sized keyboard experience. All of the functionality of this machine is found in the lid, which enables you to disconnect the display from the keyboard to use the machine as a tablet.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ADATA to Debut XPG Gaming V2.0 Series DDR3 2600G at CES
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 2:28P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash storage application products, today announced an expansion to its XPG™ Gaming Series DDR3 lineup with a 2600G 16GB dual channel kit. ADATA will be giving the new DDR3 modules their first appearance in live demonstrations held throughout the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), running this year from January 8 - 11.

ADATA’s XPG Gaming V2.0 modules all feature 2oz copper, 8 layer PCB (Printed Circuit Board) aluminum heat spreaders employing Thermal Conductive Technology (TCT). Through this specialized design, each memory chip is in direct contact with the heat spreaders for better overall heat dissipation. The new XPG 2600G memory runs at timings of CL 11-13-13-35 at 1.65 volts, with 2600 MHz speed coinciding with transfer bandwidth as high as 20,800 megabytes per second.

According to Ted Tsai, Senior Product Manager at ADATA: “We pride ourselves in meeting the challenges set forth by the world’s most serious gaming enthusiasts, as well as the overclocking community.” He added further: “This XPG 2600G 16GB dual channel kit meets the most rigorous demands for memory density and speed. Furthermore, our specialized heat sink ensures outstanding stability even when systems are pushed to the limit, speed-wise”.

ADATA will be hosting a hospitality suite at this year’s CES, and the XPG Gaming V2.0 Series DDR3 2600G modules will be on display along with the company’s other latest innovations.

  FULL STORY @ ADATA-GROUP

Mushkin Unveils Enterprise SSD at CES 2013
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 2:23P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

Mushkinofficially announced the worldwide launch of its new enterprise class ProSpec series solid-state drives (SSDs). Designed for the enterprise environment, Mushkin's ProSpec SSDs deliver random read/write performance of 80K/42K IOPS and a sustained transfer rate of 560MB/s, and are available in useable capacities ranging from 100GB to 400GB. Mushkin's enterprise class drives come equipped with commercial MLC Flash to achieve 10x the write endurance levels while also delivering no performance degradation over the life of the drive, making it suitable for the enterprise environment. Equipped with Mushkin's Power Safe Technology, ProSpec SSDs also provide enhanced power-loss data protection through hardware and firmware-based features that prepare the SSD for an unexpected system power loss.

Specifications:
-   SandForce SF-2582 SSD processor
-   Enterprise MLC flash (eMLC) equipped
-   SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface (backwards compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s)
-   128-bit AES hardware encryption
-   TRIM support (OS/driver support required)
-   S.M.A.R.T. support
-   Garbage Collection -
-   Wear leveling
-   User-upgradeable firmware
-   3-year limited warranty

ProSpec Enterprise class SSDs -- www.poweredbymushkin.com

  FULL STORY @ POWEREDBYMUSHKIN

Corsair AX760 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 1:34P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair brings more updates to the AX series of power supplies, this time without the DSP and Corsair Link integration."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Z77 Motherboard Charts: 24 Models tested
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 12:40P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 24 recent Z77 motherboards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right motherboard.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

NZXT Respire T40 Heatsink Review
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 12:33P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
www.pcstats.com
"At the heart of this 158mm tall heatsink are four 8mm diameter copper heatpipes and a 120mm, 68CFM fan. The heatpipes are all exposed at the base while the aluminum fin stack is pretty standard; there aren't any fancy leading edges, punched out cooling fin patterns or unnecessary plastic fan shrouds. The 120mm fan rotates at 1800-1300RPM and moves upwards of 68CFM through the heatsinks' 112x130mm fin stack. "
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

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