Lexar Shoot-n-Sync WiFi SD Card with Eye-Fi technology
Lexar has partnered with Eye-Fi to bring out its own range of WiFi enabled SD cards for digital cameras. As with Eye-Fi
Antec intro's open Skeleton PC chassis
Video preview Dead Space
Possible Price cuts Intel's desktop CPUs next month -
Two reports appeared on the web that expect that Intel will lower prices in its low-end dual-core and quad-core CPU lines on October 19. These cuts reportedly will reduce the Core 2 Quad Q8200 from its existing $224 to $193, while the Core 2 Quad Q6600 will fall $10 to $183-still a little higher than what AMD's Phenom X4 9950 costs now. Intel's price cut will coincide with the arrival of the $133 Core 2 Duo E7400, which will run at 2.8GHz. T
he E7400's arrival will push the 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo E7300 down to $113. Also, the Pentium E2220 will drop to $74 and the E2200 to $64, both $10-15 below current pricing. According to DigiTimes, Intel will follow up on November 30 with three brand-new Core-based CPUs: a $224 Core 2 Quad Q8300 clocked at 2.5GHz, an $86 Pentium E5300 at 2.6GHz, and a $53 Celeron E1500 at 2.2GHz. Even more price cuts will come on January 18, when the Core 2 Quad Q8200 will supposedly fall to $183, and the Core 2 Duo E7400 will drop to $113.
AMD Fusion for gaming tool released
AMD has released a software download called the
Bill Gates | Jerry Seinfeld ads canned
Apparantly the Bill Gates/Jerry Seinfeld Microsoft ads will stop running. This story keeps getting weirder. Microsoft is now set to run new ads featuring an actor who looks and dresses just like John Hodgman
OCZ lowers Core series SSDs prices
Last week the 32GB OCZ Core SSD dropped down to an unheard of $99 after a $60 mail-in rebate. This week, it looks as though it's the 64GB version's turn to take a price cut.
Newegg is now listing the 64GB Core Series SSD at $99 after a $70 mail-in rebate. In roughly a week, the customers can now get twice the space at the same price -- that's quite incredible considering the drives retailed for $259 when they were introduced just over two months ago.
Super Talent MasterDrive OX and PX fast SSD
Rumor - Google to Buy Valve
It's unclear what role the potential acquisition would serve for Google's existing platforms. The company now has several downloadable apps that include Chrome, Google Earth, Picasa and others but has also relied heavily on web-based apps such as Google Docs. The firm also has a large infrastructure to support YouTube and isn't presently involved in the gaming sphere.
Such a move would however challenge Microsoft, which has been developing a similar distribution model for its Games for Windows platform and has also experimented with online distribution for some of its core businesses. Windows Vista has had built-in online shopping to allow upgrading to more advanced versions without buying a second retail copy.
Google hasn't commented on the matter, though Valve's marketing VP Doug Lombardi now says the story is nothing but "rumor."
EA caves in Spore less DRM in Update Soon
EA also provided some numbers which it claims are a sample--not actual sales figures--backing up earlier claims that the three-install limit affected less than one percent of users. Sure enough, by EA's numbers, 0.9% of Mass Effect PC owners had tried to exceed the limit, while only 0.4% have managed to hit the same barrier with Spore. 83% of Spore owners had installed the game just once.
Spore's other DRM limitations, like restricting online accounts to one per copy, will stay in place - courtesy of Shacknews
Trailer: Call of Duty: World at War co-op
Download ATI Catalyst 8.9 Windows XP|Vista driver
The all new Radeon Catalyst update for September. Obviously including the new X2, Radeon HD 4600 support and a lot of new features and updates.
Catalyst Control Center: New Display mode support
- This release of Catalyst
Review: Gigabyte GV-R485OC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 1GB [Guru3D]
We test the Gigabyte GV-R485OC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 equipped with 1GB of DDR3 memory. It has a custom PCB (printed circuit board), comes with no less than 1 Gigabyte of GDDR3 framebuffer (memory), the manufacturer slapped a Zalman cooler on top of it and to finish it off they even overclocked it. It's the stuff we life and breathe for here at Guru3D.com, definitely worth our time checking out. As it turns out, this is one of the best Radeon HD 4850 cards we ever tested.
Read this Guru3D review, click here.
Download - Rivatuner 2.11 released
Rivatuner has been updated towards version 2.11 In this release we have included a huge number of new stuff to keep you busy, obviously support has been added as well as ForceWare GeForce drivers up-to 177.98 and AMD ATI Catalyst 8.8 support.
With this release comes support for ATI Radeon HD 4600/4800 (RV710 and RV730) class graphics adapters and better GeForce GTX series 200 support (including GeForce GTX 260 Core 216) as well. We now also support much asked for proper fan control on AMD RADEON HD 4870 X2 series.
RivaTuner is a complete powerful tweaking environment, providing you everything you may need to tune NVIDIA GPU based display adapters. The widest driver-level Direct3D / OpenGL and system tuning options, flexible profiling system allowing to make custom settings on per-application basis, both driver-level and low-level hardware access modes, unique diagnostic and real-time hardware monitoring features and exclusive power user oriented tools like built-in registry editor and patch script engine make RivaTuner's feature set absolutely unmatched. RivaTuner supports all NVIDIA display adapters starting from Riva TNT family up to the latest GeForce series and widest range of NVIDIA drivers starting from the oldest Detonator 2.08 up to the newest ForceWare drivers family. In addition to complete NVIDIA hardware support, RivaTuner also provides support for display adapters based upon newer ATI graphics processors. All RivaTuner's features besides driver-level tuning options are also available on supported ATI hardware.
Guru3D.com is Rivatuner's official homepage, click here to find version / build / changes and FAQ information.
For novice users, we have a guide to help you through Rivatuner and setup fan speeds and overclocks on your graphics card. This guide will hopefully help you understand how to use the features that Rivatuner provides.
Canon 5D mark II has finally arrived
The long awaited and overdue 5D successor has finally made its appearance- and it has given Canon a lot more ammunition in its DSLR war against Nikon. Armed with newest Canon?fs in-house development Digic IV image processor, the EOS 5D Mark II sports a 21 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor and features full 1080p HD movie mode, 3.9 frames per second, 9 AF points + 6 AF assist area Auto Focus system, high resolution 3.0?? 920k dot LCD monitor with live view, new battery and battery grip, integrated cleaning system and can shoot up to ISO sensitive of 256,000.
The Canon EOS 5D mark II is slated to ship by the end of November 2008 at $2699.
- Digic IV image sensor - New 14-bit image processor with sRAW1 and sRAW2 mode. Three increments of High ISO Noise Reduction - Low, Normal, Strong and Off . Three increments of Auto Lighting Optimizer: Low, Normal, Strong and Off and Vignette Control
- New 21.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with improved EOS Integrated Cleaning System (E.I.C.S.)
- 3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
- HD video mode full 1080 resolution at 30fps
- ISO 100-6400 (expansion from 50 up to 25,600)
- 9 AF points + 6 Assist AF points
University shows 1.4GHz cube CPU prototype
University of Rochester issued a press-release that it has a working three-dimensional computer chip it calls the cube and is running at 1.4GHz.
The nicknamed Rochester cube takes the concept of three-dimensional circuits to a new level, as its processing functions are optimized vertically in the same way as a regular chip
Creative unveils Sound Blaster X-Fi ExpressCard
Creative has unveiled its latest Sound Blaster product, the X-Fi Notebook ExpressCard. The X-Fi up-samples MP3 playback to 24-bit, 48kHz output. "CMSS-3D" processing is designed to recreate surround sound effects when used with headphones. EAX Advanced HD format is supported for gaming sound effects, or Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround formats, while using PowerDVD software for movies.
The X-Fi Notebook is compatible with Creative wireless receivers, allowing signal transmission across the room or through walls. Recording and playback both use a 24-bit/48kHz signal. Users must be running Windows Vista or XP SP2 and have a free ExpressCard slot. The Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook is available from Creative for $90 and includes earphones with a built in microphone.
The Best Selling PC Games week ending Sept 6)
It's that time again, wondering yet what the best sold PC games in the USA are ?
1. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Expansion Pack
3. Spore Creature Creator
4. World Of Warcraft: Battle Chest
5. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
6. World Of Warcraft / Blizzard
7. World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Expansion Pack
8. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Expansion Pack Limited Collector's Edition
9. Warcraft III Battle Chest