Archive for Apr 27, 2010

Maingear Vybe packs AMD Phenom II X6 CPU

Maingear Vybe packs AMD Phenom II X6 CPU

Unsatisfied with the AMD hexacore offerings today from CyberPower and iBUYPOWER today, and want more choice?  You're a fussy swine, but because we love you nonetheless we'll point you in the direction of Maingear's Vybe, latest gaming PC to get the Phenom II X6 as an option.

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iBUYPOWER Chimera 2-Q, Gamer Fire and Gamer HAF PCs get AMD hexacore

iBUYPOWER Chimera 2-Q, Gamer Fire and Gamer HAF PCs get AMD hexacore

iBUYPOWER has joined CyberPower in updating their gaming desktop PC range with AMD's new Phenom II X6 hexacore CPUs.  The Chimera 2-Q, Gamer Fire and Gamer HAF models all can be specified with the new processor, and prices kick off at $999.

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NVIDIA VP criticises Intel GPU policy: unfair to entry-level users [Video]

NVIDIA VP criticises Intel GPU policy: unfair to entry-level users [Video]

NVIDIA haven't been shy in fighting their chipset corner when it comes to Intel's refusal to license the technology to support Nehalem-series processors in their range, and it seems they're now stepping up the assault.  Senior NVIDIA VP Daniel Vivoli has gone on record saying that entry-level consumers shouldn't be "denied the ability" by Intel to use NVIDIA's lower-range GPUs.

Video interview after the cut

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Verizon FiOS TV gets YouTube & web radio access

Verizon FiOS TV gets YouTube & web radio access

With HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, HTPCs and cable boxes all offering YouTube access, it's hard to believe there's a mainstream service out there which hasn't slapped streaming video into their offering.  Ironically - given it's all about having a fat pipe for accessing media - Verizon's FiOS TV is a latecomer to the field, with the service just now updated to support browsing and playback of YouTube content all from the TV screen, together with internet radio support.

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Nokia: misguided or misunderstood?

Nokia: misguided or misunderstood?

Of all the mobile device companies out there today, you could make a strong argument for calling Nokia the most misunderstood. Fresh to the table this morning comes the Nokia N8 - capably specified and distinctively "of" the company - a device that on the face of it should slot somewhere in among the Droid Incredible, iPhone and Nexus One for lustworthiness. While the company press machine will happily tell you that more than 1.2bn people, worldwide, use Nokia devices every day - and Nokia enthusiasts can legitimately rival Apple fans for their rabid levels of devotion - there's already a sense among many that the N8 is just the latest flawed icing on a misguided corporate cake. Where is Nokia going wrong?

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BlackBerry OS 6 gets video preview [Video]

BlackBerry OS 6 gets video preview [Video]

We knew BlackBerry OS 6 was coming in Q3 2010, but now we have a much better idea of what it will look like.  Over at WES 2010 RIM are still midway through their keynote, but they've already pushed out a video demo of the new UI.

Video demo after the cut

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CyberPower offers new gaming desktops with AMD Phenom II X6 CPU

CyberPower offers new gaming desktops with AMD Phenom II X6 CPU

CyberPower has been making gaming rigs running from entry level to the high-end for a long time. The company has announced its new line of gaming rigs based on the new AMD Phenom II X6 6-core processor. The machines are available in several different price ranges.

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ATI launches new professional video cards including the FirePro V7800, V5800, V4800, and V3800

ATI launches new professional video cards including the FirePro V7800, V5800, V4800, and V3800

Earlier this month ATI launched the most powerful professional level graphics card ever called the FirePro V8800. The downside to the powerful video card was the huge price tag of $1499. ATI has now unveiled new pro video cards that offer less performance than the V8800, but are cheaper as well.

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Nokia N8 sample photos revealed, plus full hardware specs

Nokia N8 sample photos revealed, plus full hardware specs

What does 12-megapixels, Carl Zeiss optics and a Xenon flash get you?  If you're the Nokia N8 it gets you arguably class-leading photo abilities.  Over at Nokia's official blog they've shared some untouched, unedited sample images taken with the new smartphone, and they're looking surprisingly good.

Check out sample shots from the N8 after the cut

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Researcher develops lightweight and thin night vision tech

Researcher develops lightweight and thin night vision tech

Anyone who has watched a movie or the Discovery Channel and seen anything with military night vision tech knows how big and bulky the current generation of night vision goggles are. Not only are night vision goggles bulky, but they need lots of power as well.

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Asus Crosshair IV Formula and M4A89TD Pro mainboards get official

Asus Crosshair IV Formula and M4A89TD Pro mainboards get official

Asus is one of the biggest makers of computer hardware and the company has a full line of mainboards that run the gamut from high-end gamer and enthusiast boards to cheap offerings for mainstream users. The AMD Phenom II X6 6-core CPU has gone official now along with the AMF 890FX chipset.

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Toshiba Mobile Display offers up 21-inch autostereoscopic display needing no glasses

Toshiba Mobile Display offers up 21-inch autostereoscopic display needing no glasses

I am very glad to see technology coming to the market that allows 3D in the home without needing to wear glasses. I hope all the makers of 3D TVs that are looking to charge an extra $150 per pair or more for active glasses quickly sees their tech become obsolete next to displays that don’t need glasses.

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