Crazy to think but just 20 years ago yesterday you could not access the World Wide Web. The actual Internet had existed for many years, but it was not until Tim Berners-Lee who was working at CERN at the time, developed the software to make what we know as now as the World Wide Web possible. Think just in a short 20 years how much information is easily accessible on the Internet.
Zotac is prepping a new GeForce GTX Titan from their AMP! Series. Like most GTX Titan cards this one will still feature a pure reference design. As we write this we have not confirmed clocks of the card, which is only the second Titan in Zotac’s lineup. Many other companies have 3-4 Titan’s in their lineup. Since this is a reference card it is based on the GK110 silicon and has 2688 CUDA cores and 6GB of GDDR5.
When it comes to AMD all we have been talking about lately is the Radeon HD 7990 graphics card, but they have just launched two new Vishera CPUs. The units are the six-core FX-6350, which has a base clock of 3.9 GHz and the quad core FX-4350 which has a base clock of 4.2 GHz.
Toshiba has announced today a new portable hard drive in the Canvio Connect. The drive will be available in capacities up to 2TB and comes in black, silver, blue, red and white colors. Toshiba says you can share files directly from the device at anytime, although that does require the drive do be connected to an internet-enabled PC that is powered on. So for those thinking this is an standalone WiFi hard drive it is not.
I have to admit something; I hate top down air coolers. I can’t put my finger on what it is about them I so dislike. Perhaps it’s simply that they don’t tend to perform very well. Or maybe it’s just their strong dissymmetry that rubs me the wrong way. Whatever it is, something inside tells me to take a tower cooler over them any day. And so it is with great fear and trepidation that I present another air cooling product from German manufacturers, be quiet!, the Shadow Rock TopFlow SR1. Please follow along as I attempt to prove my instincts wrong., or right, as we find out how this cooler performs.
Either you hate on your really like Samsung’s Galaxy Note phablets…err phones. These phones have really become popular because of their large size and ability to act much like a smaller tablet. It looks like we now know the specifications for the upcoming Galaxy Note III, which is said to be unveiled at IFA 2013. There was also a leaked image, which compares the Note III to the current Note II.
For all of those looking for a Valve announcement at E3 for either Half-Life 3 or the rumored Steam Box, it looks like you are not going to get one. Doug Lombardi of Valve Software confirmed that Valve will not be exhibiting at this years E3 event which is to be held June 11-13th. Doug left things pretty simple as you can see below, no really elaborating as to why Valve will not be exhibiting, but we have a few ideas.
The sub-10-inch tablet market is exploding, especially with the success and popularity of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet. It looks like Samsung will be releasing two sub-10-inch tablets before the end of 2013. These tablets include a 7-inch Galaxy Tab DUOS 7.0 and an 8-inch Galaxy Tab 8.0. It is confirmed that both of these tablets will be running Android, but no word on pricing or when they will be available.
We have seen quite a few Windows 8 tablets emerge since CES. These tablets gives users the full Windows 8 experience on a slate device that they can easily take with them. Microsoft’s own Surface Pro has a very expensive price tag of $899. For those not looking to shell out that much money for a Windows 8 tablet experience Lenovo has a few different options. Today we are taking a look at their IdeaTab Lynx, which at $499 is a much less expensive option. It features an Intel Atom Z2760 (1.8 GHz) processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 64GB solid state drive under the hood. On the exterior you have an 11.6-inch 5-point touch IPS panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768. Most importantly this tablet runs the full version of Windows 8 making it a great solution for those looking to be productive on the road.
Ming-Chi Kuo, who is an analyst with KGI Securities has issued a new report forecasting that Apple will refresh their notebooks at their upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which kicks off June 10th. Apple is said to be refreshing both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. The refreshed units will be powered by Intel’s new 4th generation Core (Haswell) processors. This makes sense as Intel will officially launch the processors at Computex (June 4-8th).