Archive for Apr 30, 2013

Logitech G430 Headset Review

Logitech G430 Headset Review

Logitech has become an icon in the gaming peripheral industry with their G-series line of keyboards, mice, and headsets. The company recently overhauled the G-series by giving it a new look, as well as announcing a slew of new gaming accessories to add to the line. We ended up checking out their new G430 headset -- which is the cream of the crop out of the new line of products they unveiled -- in order to see what kind of boost they can give gamers during the heat of the battle. Is the $80 price tag worth it? Let’s find out.

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Sonics ARM patent agreement may bring Dark Silicon to your smartphone

Sonics ARM patent agreement may bring Dark Silicon to your smartphone

ARM has teamed up with Sonics Inc. in order to make their future SoCs much more battery friendly. By licensing Sonics's patent portfolio of over 138 properties, including the property to use Sonics's Dark Silicon techniques, ARM will be able to develop chips that will be able to offer a big improvement in power savings without sacrificing either performance or efficiency.

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Google to integrate Chromebooks with Intel Haswell chips for improved battery life

Google to integrate Chromebooks with Intel Haswell chips for improved battery life

Google may be putting Intel's new Haswell chips into its future Chromebooks. The new Haswell chip is intended to be used by ultrabooks, and it promises battery life of up to 24 hours on a single charge. Through some digging, GigaOM was able to uncover the name, Haswell, throughout various code for a device codenamed Slippy. The implementation of Haswell chips would make Chromebooks much more appealing as an alternative to a traditional laptop.

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Prominent car dealer supports Tesla sales in Texas

Prominent car dealer supports Tesla sales in Texas

While Tesla has several car dealerships located around the US, some states still aren't letting the company in (including Texas and Virginia) since they require that cars be sold through a middle man, and without the middle man, car dealers wouldn't make any money. However, a prominent car dealership in Houston is speaking up by saying that the ban on Tesla should be lifted in the state.

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iGO Power Trip line kicks mobile device charging down to the basics

iGO Power Trip line kicks mobile device charging down to the basics

If you've been searching for a mobile device battery that'll power your smartphone or tablet up from your pocket recently, you know there's essentially no end to your choices. The difference between one battery and the next can be as simple as the color choices you've got available. With the company iGO you've got a few unique features in their Power Trip line that may very well sway your pocketbook one way or the other.

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Vine upgraded with mentions and front-facing camera support

Vine upgraded with mentions and front-facing camera support

An update for Vine is rolling out today that brings a few new features to the social app as well as various bug fixes. One of the major updates included is the added support for front-facing cameras. By pressing the button located on the bottom left corner of your phone, you can switch over to your front-facing camera and send 6 second messages that way. We're expecting many users to abuse this new feature with selfies and whatnot.

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Lenovo ThinkPad S431 eases legacy look for Windows 8 touch

Lenovo ThinkPad S431 eases legacy look for Windows 8 touch

With the release of the latest ThinkPad design from Lenovo, legacy users may notice a change in Lenovo's design language. This Lenovo ThinkPad S431 takes much of what fans of the ThinkPad line have seen in models released over the past several years and makes tweaks to continue with a design evolution. Here with the ThinkPad S431, a 14-inch LCD display also fits inside a 13-inch frame and a bit of touchscreen technology is employed to control Windows 8.

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Four new Grand Theft Auto V trailers focus on character angles

Four new Grand Theft Auto V trailers focus on character angles

This week the folks at Rockstar Games have pushed four new videos for the upcoming multi-platform game release for Grand Theft Auto V. One of the videos takes an all-in-one approach, making a combined effort to show each of the hero characters for the game: Michael, Franklin, and Trevor. Each of these characters will be playable by the user in the game as it's released in the near future - this sort of playability shows Rockstar's understanding of the gamer in our modern gaming market today: they like choices!

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