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After a few leaks and premature teases, the Windows 8 Release Preview is here. Microsoft had previously hinted that it would be available the first week of June, but the final pre-release is out and ready for you to download and try out. According to a blog post announcing the Release Preview, this release is the last one before the Release... Read more...
If you’ve been holding your breath waiting for MSI to add NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M graphics capabilities to its GT70 gaming notebook, you can exhale. This update rounds out the powerful specs on the GT70, which also include an Intel Core-i7 3610QM processor, Intel HM77 chipset, 12GB or 16GB of DDR3 memory, and... Read more...
It looks like a record-setting motherboard isn’t the only Gigabyte news worth sharing. The company also officially announced the Gigabyte X11, U2442, and U2440 ultra-lightweight notebooks today. Gigabyte claims the X11 is the lightest 11.6-inch notebook out there at just 975g; the 0.3cm thick device is built... Read more...
Gigabyte is like proud parent about a new overclocking world record set by renowned OCer 'HiCookie,' one in which he used the company's Z77X-UD3H motherboard to achieve a fully validated 7.03GHz clockspeed on an Intel Core i7 3770K processor. As it stands, that's the highest clockspeed for an Ivy Bridge CPU, and it... Read more...
Cricket today announced plans to sell pre-paid iPhone 4/S devices next month, which would make it the first (and only) U.S. carrier to do so. Customers will have two base models to choose from, an 8GB iPhone 4 in black or white for $400, or a 16GB iPhone 4S for $500, also available in black or white. To go along with... Read more...
It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, or until someone uses a the same programming language behind one of the most popular mobile games of all time to construct one of the largest cyberweapons the world has ever seen. The folks at Fox News spoke with a number of cyber security experts who said that the... Read more...
Last month, Intel unleashed its highly anticipated Ivy Bridge microarchitecture. We had been hearing about Ivy Bridge for what seemed like an eternity leading up to the launch, and although not based a totally new design, Ivy Bridge would offer a number of enticing enhancements, like a faster Quick Sync engine, significantly improved integrated... Read more...
Back in 2011, Intel Capital, Intel's investment arm in support of their strategic objectives, ponied-up a cool $300 million to help give birth to a new class of notebooks they defined as "Ultrabooks."  Though there aren't a complete set if design specifications, Intel requires certain characteristics of... Read more...
In a FiOS area? Good for you. If you aren't, well, you'll have something else to cry about. Verizon's heralded FiOS fiber network is loved by those that have it, but only a handful of states and neighborhoods have access. Today, Verizon has "responded to consumer demand for ultra-high-speed home broadband service,"... Read more...
So, there are tablets for big folks -- like the Galaxy Note 10.1 and iPad -- and then there are slates for the kids. Well, there aren't a lot, but it's a growing market. Archos is contributing to the cause with the new Child Pad, a unique 7" Ice Cream Sandwich-based slate that'll sell for $129.99. It's pretty... Read more...
We all know it’s just a matter of time before the next generation of gamers has no idea what a DVD looks like, but that change may be coming sooner than some expected. According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, Sony nearly decided to build the PS3’s successor without an optical drive, instead going with a download-only... Read more...
There has been wide speculation that Google and ASUS have teamed up on a Kindle Fire-killing tablet that would offer potentially more features and functionality than the Fire yet match its price point. More details have emerged about the alleged tablet, and they certainly indicate that it’s a real thing... Read more...
Folks have been clamoring for more on Google's Project Glass, and Sergey Brin--one of the co-founders of Google who is now burying himself in the R&D department--recently appeared on “The Gavin Newsom” on The Current with the prototype glasses perched on his face. (Side note: Yes, that Gavin Newsom... Read more...
Bethesda Softworks, designers and distributors of normally excellent titles, are bringing out a "new" version of Doom 3, Doom 3: BFG. The new package includes "remastered" graphics (more on that gem in a moment), the Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil add-on, seven new levels thrillingly titled "The Lost Mission" and... Read more...
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