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On Thursday, Lenovo summoned the tech press to San Francisco where it took the wraps off two new mobile phone platforms that could both be game changers. It unveiled the world’s first Project Tango-enabled phone in the Phab2 Pro, and introduced an all-new type of modular smart phone with the Moto Z. The Moto Z has the ability to be upgraded via things Lenovo calls Moto Mods. We got some hands-on time with all of the new gear after the keynote, which we'll be presenting to you here. Lenovo's event was dubbed Tech World and drew over 400 media attendees from across the globe. Lenovo CEO Yang... Read more...
VR and AR companies might have a huge focus on gaming right now, but both technologies can be extremely useful in many other practical, real-world applications as well. The Navy underscored this recently with the unveiling of a new augmented reality heads-up display that doesn't look quite as sleek at consumer VR kits, but it has a job that's of a far more critical nature than shooting zombies or putting shaped blocks in correct holes. Straight out of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division comes the Divers Augmented Vision Display, a smart helmet of sorts that divers wear underwater... Read more...
Facebook recently acquired virtual reality (VR) company Two Big Ears in order to promote high-quality VR audio. Together they released Facebook 360: Spatial Workstation, a free software suite for designing spatial audio for 360 video and cinematic VR. Two Big Ears developers will keep working alongside Oculus employees, which is also owned by Facebook.Two Big Ears stated, “By joining with a company that shares our values and our vision, we will be able to scale our technology even quicker as we continue powering immersive audio experiences. Our mission is to make VR audio succeed across all... Read more...
With a just-launched Indiegogo campaign, the Google Glass competitor rollout continues. This time around, it's "Icis" in the hotseat, aiming to right Glass' wrongs - and, compared to other solutions I've seen in recent months, I am swaying towards the belief that this is one project worth watching. Icis is dubbed "Fashion Friendly Smart Glasses", with aesthetics being focused-on as much as the software and features. After all, no one wants to stand out of a crowd because of their odd-looking eyewear. Instead, they want to blend in, and perhaps even enhance their look. The current iteration of what... Read more...
At a time when many hard drive manufacturers are looking into producing SSDs (solid state drives) as a way to create a new market opportunity, Western Digital is dragging its feet. Claiming the company is open to entering the SSD market when it presents "appropriate opportunity," Richard Rutledge, Western Digital's SVP for marketing, recently shed a bit more light on the company’s position with regards to this segment of the market.According to Rutledge, "Western Digital enters markets that exist, announces products when they are available, and runs a tight model with opportunities greater than... Read more...
Video:Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB Review - GTX 280 killer @ PC PerspectiveGaming Today: GTX 260 V Radeon 4870 @ DriverHeavenMotherboards and Chipsets:DFI's LANParty JR P45 T2RS motherboard @ bit-techECS G45T-M2 Motherboard Review @ HardwareLogicProcessors:Intel Pentium E5200 Processor @ IXBTMemory and Storage:Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB DDR3-1333 Memory Review @ Virtual-HideoutQNAP TS-509 Pro Turbo NAS Review @ Overclockers OnlineQNAP TS-409U Turbo NAS @ TechwareLabsPower:Corsair TX750W Review @ OCCIn-Win Commander 1200W Power Supply @ CPU3D2008 Supplementary PSU Roundup - Part 2 @ JonnyGURU.comCases,... Read more...
ASUS Receives World's First EU Flower Eco Certification for Computers Awarding of EU Flower Certification to N Series Notebooks Bears Testament to ASUS’ Unwavering Commitment to Preserving the Environment Taipei, Taiwan, November 22, 2008 – ASUS, a company that is as committed to environmental conservation as it is to innovation and quality, yesterday saw its sustainable computing efforts rewarded with the conferring of the world’s first EU Flower Eco Award for computers on its N50, N80, N20, and N10 notebooks. This achievement validates the eco-friendliness of ASUS’ N Series notebooks, which had... Read more...
This one would make Vernon Reid proud -- or maybe not?  Regardless, here's a little something for Sunday night kick-back and amusement.  If you've ever played Guitar Hero and attempted Living Color's song, Cult of Personality on any setting but easy, you'll know why some axe-slinging musicians are called "heroes".  With his stylings classified as a hybrid "Metal Funk" fusion, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Reid as one of top 100 greatest guitarists of all time.  There's no question, in the game the song is a pretty steep... Read more...
Maingear Selects Asetek To Cool New, Powerful F131 Gaming PCsIntel Core i7-based Custom Gaming PCs Deliver Outstanding Thermal Performance at Extremely Low Noise LevelsSAN JOSE, Calf. November 20, 2008 – Asetek announced today that its popular LCLC liquid cooling solution has been chosen by MAINGEAR Computers for their latest generation of high performance, luxury custom computers. Based on Intel's powerful Core i7 and Core i7 Extreme processors, the newest F131 systems can handle the most extreme gaming and entertainment applications. "We're confident the Asetek liquid-cooling unit is the premium... Read more...
S3 Graphics recently announced its next generation Chrome 500 graphics processors and new Chrome 530 GT card. This new line comes with all of the A/V goodies you're after, including an on-board Dolby 7.1 digital surround sound processor and support for Blu-ray and streaming HD playback. These new cards also support DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.0 applications. What’s more, the cards have GPGPU (general-purpose computing on graphics processing units) and ChromotionHD.To speed-up 3D and non-gaming functions, DirectX, OpenGL, and GPGPU applications can be processed with programmable shader cores. Because... Read more...
Video:XASUS GeForce EN9800GT Matrix @ Techgage.comMotherboards and Chipsets:ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58 Motherboard @ TweaktownGigabyte's GA-EP45-UD3R motherboard @ bit-techGigabyte EX58-Extreme Motherboard @ CPU3DMemory and Storage:Wolfking Warrior Xxtreme Gaming Keyboard Review @ Tweaknews.netLexar JumpDrive Solo Vault 4gb USB Drive @ TestFreaks.comEagle iNeo I-NA303USUE 3.5”/5.25” SATA to USB/eSATA docking station with enclosure @ DragonSteelModsThermaltake RamOrb Memory Cooler Review @ OCIA.netPower:Silverstone Decathlon 1000W Power Supply (SST-DA1000) @ Bjorn3DCases, Cooling & Misc.:Thermalright... Read more...
Video:HIS ICEQ4 Radeon HD 4850 TurboX (512Mb DDR3) @ CPU3DAcer F-22 Monitor @ InsideHWMotherboards and Chipsets:MSI K9A2 Platinum AMD 790FX Motherboard Review @ PCStatsASRock's K10N78-1394 motherboard @ AMDZoneProcessors:AMD shows Phenom II running over 6.0 GHz! @ PC PerspectiveIntel Core i7-920 Processor BX80601920 @ Benchmark ReviewsIntel E7200 2.53GHz Dual Core Processor @ TechwareLabsMemory and Storage:Walton Chaintech APOGEE 2.5" Solid State Disk @ TweaktownCrucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB DDR3 10666 Review @ OCCKingston HyperX 3GB DDR3 2GHz Triple-Channel Memory Kit Review @ Legit ReviewsThermaltake... Read more...
About 10 years ago, in mid-November 1998, Valve Software released the first installment of one of the greatest and most enduring gaming franchises in history; Half-Life. The original Half-Life won Game of the Year awards in over 50 publications and set the bar for story-driven first-person shooter for years. It was also quite the technological achievement for the heady days of the late nineties, creating one of the most realistic and immersive environments of the period. The game's modding community also launched some of the most memorable multiplayer frag fests of all time, such as Counter-Strike... Read more...
You might not realize this, but Yahoo quietly launched a new way to provide search results last night. This new paradigm is called Yahoo! Glue, is currently in beta in the U.S., and is based on a similar program Yahoo! has already been experimenting with in India for the last few months. If you perform a search on Yahoo! you are not going to see anything different--Yahoo! Glue currently resides on its own standalone site at glue.yahoo.com, and you'll need to perform searches specifically from Yahoo! Glue if you want to see the new search results selections and layout.The focus of Yahoo! Glue is... Read more...
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