Crucial's little SSD

Subject: Storage | January 7, 2010 - 03:10 PM |
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The 64GB Crucial M225 Solid-State Driveis up for review at R&B Mods.  At $214 it really won't break the bank compared to some SSDs, especially considering that they are using the Indilinx Barefoot controller.  That should put them up near the top of the performance heap as only the Intel controller tends to beat out the Barefoot.  It is also nice to see that the latest firmware supports TRIM, helping keep the per

Source: NVIDIA

LIVE from CES 2010: NVIDIA Press Conference

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2010 - 01:32 PM |
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While we may be late thanks to awesome traffic and bad shuttle drivers in Las Vegas, we will be LIVE at the NVIDIA press conference where we plan to hear about NVIDIA Surround, Tegra 2 and more!

Spring Design Unveils Alex Dual Screen Android-Based eReader at CES 2010

Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 01:22 PM |
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FREMONT, Calif, -- January 7, 2010 - Spring Design will take the wraps off the Alex, the only dual-screen Google Android-based eReader to fully integrate web browsing and reading, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 7-10, 2010.

Source: Email

A shining and bright look at the new multi-GPU option

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2010 - 12:51 PM |
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We have been waiting with baited breath for the arrival of a LucidLogix Hydra board that is freely tested and reported on and now thanks to AnandTech we do.  The MSI Big Bang Fuzion is ready for launch and it seems that the delay was unquestionably necessary.  The performance numbers are not awful, but neither do they beat the native multiGPU solutions from nVIDIA and AMD.  There were also issues with games that were on the supported list, something that is never endearing to a consumer.  Drop

Source: AnandTech

CES 2010: OCZ Techology shows off SSDs in both SATA and PCIe form

Subject: Storage | January 7, 2010 - 12:38 PM |
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CES 2010 is in full swing and we spent some time with OCZ and the company's new SSD product manager.  At the suite they had the new Vertex 2 SSD based on the Sandforce controller (Allyn is already planning the review!) as well as a SO-DIMM based PCI Express SSD called the Z-drive P88
that includes up to 8 SSD controllers and capacities up to 2TB!

Check out our interview with OCZ and an overview of their entire current and future line up of solid state drive!

CES 2010: HP Snapdragon-based netbook prototype

Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 12:17 PM |
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Never heard of the Snapdragon platform?

Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform offers an unprecedented combination of processing performance and optimized power consumption for the new generation of smart mobile devices. With Snapdragon chipsets, devices are always connected and aware and can offer all the communications users demand, including 3G mobile broadband, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Snapdragon-based devices are thin, ultra-portable and easy to use, with an intuitive user interface and mobile OS.

CES 2010: NVIDIA shows Tegra-powered tablet PC with Android

Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 12:09 PM |
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During a pre-show event last night, we spent a few minutes with Bill Henry of NVIDIA who showed us a prototype tablet computer based on the Tegra platform.  You know about Tegra from our previous discussions on it and likely from all the hype surrounding the Microsoft Zune HD. 

Intel Unveils All New 2010 Intel Core Processor Family

Subject: Processors | January 7, 2010 - 12:06 PM |
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INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Las Vegas, Jan.

Who ever would have guessed developers put shortcuts in for themselves?

Subject: General Tech | January 7, 2010 - 11:54 AM |
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If you are annoyed by the moniker 'God Mode' when it comes to the string that you can add to a folder name to create a super charged control panel then you may have forgotten your gaming history.  So called 'Cheat Codes' exist because developers have always allowed themselves back doors and shortcuts in order to test their programs.  It was hard to see how a level looked overall without no-clipping and looking for textures that don't match can be hard without God Mode enabled.

Futuremark Sells Mobile Division to Focus on PC Performance Software and Games

Subject: General Tech | January 7, 2010 - 11:39 AM |
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HELSINKI--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Futuremark today announced that it has sold its Mobile and Embedded business unit to Rightware, a new spin off company set up to accelerate the development and marketing of Futuremark’s benchmarks for the mobile and embedded industries.

Source: FUTUREMARK

Millions of DirectX 11 Graphics Processors Shipped by AMD

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2010 - 11:38 AM |
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LAS VEGAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--At the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the shipment of its two millionth DirectX 11-capable graphics processor to its technology partners, cementing AMD graphics as the standard for DirectX 11 computing. This millions-shipped milestone comes just three months after the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series, the first DirectX 11-capable graphics products from AMD.

Source: AMD

CES 2010: OCZ Technology unveils new power supplies

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 7, 2010 - 04:07 AM |
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Today we made our way to the new Aria Resort and Casino to check out OCZ Technology's latest power supplies and solid state drives. Allyn will go into more detail about the SSDs, but I got some background info on new Fatal1ty and PC Power and Cooling power supplies.

NVIDIA Puts 3D at Your Fingertips - Sooner and Cheaper than You Might Think!

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2010 - 12:35 AM |
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NVIDIA is putting its efforts into what has emerged to become one of the hot technology trends of the year - 3D entertainment.

Source: NVIDIA

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Gets a New, Big Partner

Subject: General Tech | January 7, 2010 - 12:32 AM |
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Since being able to successfully split from AMD, we have not heard a whole lot from GF these days.  While their process tech looks to be the most advanced out of all the other contract Fabs, their list of partners have been small...

Super Talent Breaks the USB 3.0 300MB/s Barrier

Subject: Storage | January 6, 2010 - 09:00 PM |
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This isn't much of a surprise if you saw the video posted here on PC Perspective last week, but Super Talent is announcing the availability of the new RAIDDrive in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities - all capable of exceeding 300MB/s on USB 3.0.

The new Le-Neo-vo

Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 05:24 PM |
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There is something a little unusual about Lenovo's new X100e laptop; inside you will find a single core Athlon Neo MV40 CPU, not an Intel Atom.  Even though it retains the smaller size of the X series, it still has a 11.6" 1366 x 768 display, along with 4GB of RAM, a Realtek 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi adapter, and a 5200RPM HDD of 160GB to 320GB.  The 6 cell battery does interfere with the style of the notebook so you will have to decide between keeping the sleek lines or longer battery life. 

Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid Notebook Specs Revealed!

Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 01:55 PM |
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Yesterday we shared with you an interesting product from Lenovo, the IdeaPad U1, which is a notebook computer with a detachable screen that acts as a tablet (read the story). Today we have for you detailed specifications for this notebook!

Some interesting tidbits that weren't known until now:

Source: Lenovo

Better than downloadable content

Subject: General Tech | January 6, 2010 - 01:42 PM |
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Whilst playing through Dragon Age Origins a quest appears which seems to be offered by a beggar.  While having your own keep is cool, the quest is not unlockable until you leave the game and shell over a few more bucks to Microsoft.  If you don't bother to buy those Microsoft points then the fellow just follows around your entourage and offers disparaging looks.  There are more paid downloadable quests planned, such as the Return to Ostagar.

Source: Joystiq

CES 2010: Video overview of the ASUS G73Jh gaming notebook

Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 01:39 PM |
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If you haven't checked out

our coverage

of the unique new notebooks from ASUS, you should do so, but then also check out t

Introducing the Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 6, 2010 - 01:29 PM |
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Cooler Master’s CM 690 quickly became a top-selling mid tower chassis due to its sleek design, full tower like features and exceptional value. Today, we have raised the bar again, with the new CM 690 II. The new version enhances the original CM 690 killer features with a seductive all-black interior, added capacity, superior cooling system and user-friendly design.

Full Tower Like Capacity