SlashGear Review – NZXT Performance Power 800

I spent several years working as a PC repair technician, and can’t even count the number of issues people had that were attributed to their power supply. Most of the time what had happened was that they’d done some major upgrades to their hardware, and left their old puny PSU to power it all. These days if you’re running a high-end gaming rig, you need some major power, which is where this new NZXT Performance Power 800 comes in.


SlashGear Review – VisionTek Radeon HD 4850

ATI’s latest cards are out, and they are getting some major attention. These are supposed to be the cards that really put ATI back on the map in the GPU race. Personally I thought that the 38xx series were pretty good, however, I’ve got the new 4850, so we’ll see how it stacks up against the previous generation.


SlashGear Review – Guitar Hero On Tour

I’ve been on the fence about Guitar Hero On Tour ever since it was first announced. I mean, just how much fun would Guitar Hero be without the guitar? Well I’ve had about a week to play with it, so I figured it was time for me to share my thoughts.


SlashGear TV Week in review Episode 1

SlashGear TV Week in review Episode 1

We hope you enjoyed the pilot episode of SlashGear TV week-in-review.  This week, we are back with episode number 1.  While we're happy with the 25-minute clip, there's still a lot of room for improvements.  That being said, please submit your feed backs as to what you liked, didn't like or want to see more of (within reasons of course).  We're striving to do our best to make each week entertaining as well as informative.

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SlashGear Review – VisionTek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked

I was impressed when I had a chance to check out VisionTek’s Radeon HD 3870, as it really performed quite well. Now I’ve gotten ahold of its big brother, the Radeon HD 3870 X2. This card also comes from VisionTek, and is the Overclocked Edition, which promises to get a little extra power over the stock version.


SlashGear hands-on at Microsoft Surface Blogger Day 2: More Video!

If you read the first part of our Microsoft Surface Blogger Day report, you’ll know that SlashGear has been hanging out with the Seattle company’s nifty MultiTouch table.  You’ve hopefully had a chance to watch the videos of Surface in action – exploring cellphone details, playing multi-user games, exploring media and more – and, if you’re anything like the rest of us, are getting more and more curious about how Microsoft plan on integrating what they’ve learnt from the project into Windows 7.

Multiple videos from the event after the cut!


SlashGear hands-on at Microsoft Surface Blogger Day 1: Video demo

Vincent has been hanging out with Microsoft at their latest Surface Blogger Event, getting hands-on with the company’s MultiTouch table.  All of the user experiences we’ve heard about over the past few months were out on show, including the Rio iBar gaming, entertainment browser and virtual mini-bar, and AT&T’s in-store use of Surface as a phone information and accessory tool.  They also demonstrated some of the table’s other talents, including its ability to photograph and display, in real-time, anything placed onto it – whether that be money, a drink or even a blogger’s face!

Check out the exclusive hands-on video with Microsoft’s Surface after the cut


First look at Rock Band Wii

Every now and then I open the door to find the FedEx guy holding some very nondescript brown boxes. These are my favorite days, as it generally means something new to review has arrived. The latest boxes weren’t quite so nondescript, as they had the words Rock Band, and Wii.


HP DreamColor LCD hands-on event: 1bn colors & CRT-class images

Last week we took you behind the scenes of DreamWorks Kung Fu Pandaand the brand new server-farm HP put together for the hundreds of animators.  Now we’ve got some more exclusive photos and video for you, this time of the DreamColor monitors HP created to replace the CRTs traditionally relied on in animation and graphics.  Developed with DreamWorks, the HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional LCD Display is the World’s only color-critical LCD based on HP DreamColor Engine technology: 24-inches of one billion active colors and CRT-class black.

Check out the exclusive videos from the DreamColor event after the cut


Behind the scenes with Kung Fu Panda: SlashGear meets DreamWorks & HP

Giant dancing pandas aren’t usually in the SlashGear remit, not unless they’re robotic or play Blu-ray discs in their multimedia mouths, but when HP and DreamWorks invited us to see how the two companies had created the animated film Kung Fu Panda it was hard to resist.  Hitting movie theaters this week, Kung Fu Panda is the work of the same team behind the Shrek series, and stars Jack Black as voice of Po, the all-kicking, all-dancing titular bear.  While DreamWorks brought the animation talent, HP was responsible for the hardware that made sure creating the movie wasn’t as slow as waiting for pandas to produce some offspring!  We’re often told about how powerful today’s computers are, and all that they’re capable of, but we were blown away by how much processing power it takes to create a feature-length animation.


Nintendo Wii Fit US launch: Video Unboxing & First Impressions

Nintendo’s Wii Fit has finally launched in the US today, and we practically snatched it from the hands of the mailman (he’s pretty used to it) to shoot a video unboxing for you.  We’ll be attempting to recover our sense of balance and put the innovative controller through its paces for a review later, but hands-on first impressions are good.  Rated for up to 300lbs, the Wii Fit may be plastic but it feels sturdy and reassuring and the four non-slip feet are promising for use on wooden floors.

Check out the Wii Fit unboxing video after the cut


10000 blog posts on SlashGear

After 30 months of news, reviews and trade shows, we’re excited to say that SlashGear has reached its 10,000 posts today, this being the 10000th post. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for visiting SlashGear, for leaving comments, for your tips and for generally keeping us on our toes!

We set out to bring you the best in consumer electronics, and we haven’t finished yet. As ever, if you’ve any suggestions please do leave them in the comments section below, or check out the SlashGear forums and join in the conversation there.

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