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KingFast F3 Series mSATA3.0 SSD KF1310MCF 120GB Review @ Madshrimps
     Fri, Feb 01 2013 | 12:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The F3 mSATA 3.0 SSDs from KingFast come in multiple storage variants and are especially made for fitting inside low profile HTPCs, high-end ultrabooks or light notebooks. Thanks to"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

iTunes store and the Zune Marketplace.
     Fri, Feb 01 2013 | 12:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Episode #196 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. In this episode we are discussing Cisco bails on the Linksys brand, only criminals unlock their phones and someone dropped the Apple. We have those stories and more. . .
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Troubleshooting and Fixing Windows 8's Boot Configuration
     Fri, Feb 01 2013 | 12:02P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 8 received a decent amount of enhancements on the desktop side that I tend to appreciate versus running Windows 7. One such area of improvement is notification management and how it handles updates and system restarts. Running the final version of the OS for a few months now, it’s been a painless affair until this past weekend. Unable to boot all of sudden, after some troubleshooting I settled on the idea that it wasn't a hardware problem. With a long history of dual booting different versions of Windows over the years, finding a corrupt MBR, boot sector, or Boot Configuration Data (BCD) is nothing new, but it took me longer than usual to come to a solution.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Toshiba THNSNF256GCSS 'Thin Sniff'
     Fri, Feb 01 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE: "You don't hear a lot about this drive since it's a business class product, but it does pack some new technology and innovative features straight from Toshiba's R&D department."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

[Affiliates News] PC Power & Cooling Silencer M k III 1200W Review @ APH
     Fri, Feb 01 2013 | 9:44A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up to 600W fanless? That`s the PCP&C Silencer Mk III 1200W. Let`s see if it is any good."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH Motherboard Review @ RWLabs
     Fri, Feb 01 2013 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here is a snippet: Without a new chipset coming down the pipe for a few months it is up to the motherboard manufactures to be the innovators and make the latest Z77 motherboards sexy and exciting. It is for this reason all the major players in the industry are turning to Thunderbolt, which has been used in the Apple market for some time, but is relatively new to the PC scene.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - SDRAM Row Active Time
     Fri, Feb 01 2013 | 5:12A | 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 *SDRAM Row Active Time* setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

 
REVIEW: Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W@ PureOverclock
     Fri, Feb 01 2013 | 1:17A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Of late we`ve started seeing a few more 80Plus Platinum certified power supplies, and today we`re looking at one from Thermaltake: the Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W. It has a rather stealthy aesthetic, but good looks and nice features will only get you so far though, as performance is what matters in the end. Coming with a price tag of $290, the Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W certainly brings a premium price tag, but does it have the top performance to match? Let`s find out."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Brother MFC-J4510DW: printing in landscape mode
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 4:03P | Printers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: We were duly impressed by the Brother MFC-J4510DW. It performs really well in many aspects. It looks good, has more than enough features and has a very nice control panel. The connectors are sufficient, and the presence of Wi-Fi Direct enables you to connect your mobile device to the printer without a router. The print quality is generally high. Especially photos look really great for a device that's sold as MFC and not as photo printer.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

BlackBerry 10 preview
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 4:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our brief hands-on experience with the new OS left a positive impression. We expect that RIM will be able to compete in this area with the other main players. The hardware used in the new phones isn't ground-breaking, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the new BlackBerry phones will have subpar performance as long as the new OS is optimised well. It's a good move that both full-touch models and phones with the trademark physical keyboard will appear. Whether or not BlackBerry 10 will become the success RIM needs it to be, and take back some of the market share from Android and iOS, that remains to be seen. It will take some time before that question can be answered, because it depends on whether the entire ecosystem matures and is accepted by the mainstream.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

ASUS Vivobook X202E/S200E review: affordable touchscreen
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We liked the ASUS Vivobook X202E / S200E. It has a nice finish, enough connectors and a touchscreen with 10 touchpoints. As entry-level Windows 8 laptop it's an interesting option. If you get the most expensive of the two models with Intel Core i3, 500 GB hard disk and 4 GB of RAM you have yourself a very nice Windows 8 laptop, even if we'd recommend replacing the slow hard disk with an SSD.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

ASUS Taichi 21: Ultratablet
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rotating displays, touch-sensitive displays, tablet/notebook transformers… All of these were mere concepts a few years ago, yet they’re increasingly invading the store displays of today. Other than the Lenovo Yoga notebook, we’ve also been surprised by ASUS’ Taichi 21.
  FULL STORY @ NOTEBOOKS

ASUS ROG ARES II Video Card Review
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 3:58P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS is launching its latest flagship ROG series video card, the ASUS ROG ARES II. This beast takes two Radeon HD 7970 GHz GPUs and provides CrossFire performance in a dual-slot configuration with unique custom closed-loop external cooling. This powerful limited edition video card is a born overclocker!
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

ASUS Maximus V Formula / ThunderFX Review
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 3:43P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not one to rest on their laurels, ASUS adds another Z77 Express chipset based board to its Republic of Gamers lineup. This time in Formula trim. The Maximus V Formula / ThunderFX gives us most of what the Extreme version gave us and a couple of things it didn't. What's so special about the Maximus V Formula ThunderFX? Let's find out.
  FULL STORY @ MAXIMUS

[DreamWare Computers] SilverStone PS08 mATX Case
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 3:31P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few years I`ve noticed a big shift in the quality of budget priced computer cases (think cases that sit around the $40 price point). We used to associate these cases with cheap looking and feeling designs, void of many features and built with flimsy side panels around a fairly flimsy chassis. However, a lot of well known computer case manufacturers have been starting to release some impressive entry level cases in this price segment that go against what we`ve come to expect from a cheap case. Over the last year I`ve had a fair number of these cases pass through my hands and the latest, the SilverStone PS08, is here with me today."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

Far Cry 3 @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 3:28P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Wes first asked if there were any games that I had in mind to review, I immediately thought about Far Cry 3. It’s a game that looks like a blast, but not one that I would be likely to purchase. This is due to problems I had with the second Far Cry, which were mostly PC related issues. However it is with an open mind and heart that I take a look at Far Cry 3, but with shooters being a dime a dozen, and open world games starting to run their course, let us hope that Far Cry 3 has that something special, that little extra “uhmph” to make it something that I will have enjoyed reviewing rather than regret.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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