Antec HDTV Bias Lighting Kit - hands on
A quick hands on with this one, Antec released HDTV Bias Lighting Kit last week.
You know when you have that new huge 55" LED TV and in the evening when it gets dark you can see a little LED wash / clouding on the black screen. It is a common problem these days.
Some people are very bothered by it, other not at all. It is a problem that can be fixed to a large extent by placing or pointing a light behind the screen. The visuals will change dramatically as your eyes will compensate that black level and contrast. This actually is the reason why Philips has released Ambi-light TVs initially.
Antec has a very simple solution at hand for roughly 30 USD/EUR, they took some of the brightest LEDs they could find, connect it towards the USB port of your television and when you power on, you have light. An adhesive coating on the LED strip will make it stick towards the back of the television. The LEDs will power up and down with activation of the HDTV, but should you wish to deactivate the LEDs, you can simply turn it off with an convenient on/off switch.
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QNAP TS-269 PRO 2-Bay NAS Server
QNAP hits back by showing off their newest 2-bay NAS server, the TS-269 PRO. Designed for SMB / SOHO users, this entry-level NAS server is equipped with an Intel Atom D2700 processor, a 1GB DDR3 RAM, two SATA HDD bays, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0 ports, 3x USB 2.0 ports, 2x eSATA ports and supports for multiple RAID setups (0,1) as well as JBOD. The TS-269 PRO will start shipping from late June for unannounced price yet. [QNAP]
Lian Li EATX Chassis with Front Placed PSU
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces a brushed aluminum EATX supported chassis with a front placed PSU
AMD delivers new low-power embedded G-series APU
AMD introduced the Embedded G-T16R APU and extended the platform availability of the G-series APUs through 2017:
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the latest entry to the AMD Embedded G-Series processor family with the AMD Embedded G-T16R Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The AMD G-T16R is targeted at very low power, small form factor and cost-sensitive embedded designs that require a combination of x86 compatibility and graphics. The optimized design of the AMD Embedded G-T16R sips power, with power consumption of just 2.3 watts on average or 4.5 watts thermal design power (TDP).
Embedded product designers are taking to the industry
Google Nexus 7 $199 tablet details leak
Details about Google's rumored Nexus 7 tablet have been published over at Gizmodo Australia. According to the site, this 7" tablet will offer a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS screen, a NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 1.2MP front camera, and up to nine hours of battery life.
The base model will offer 8GB of storage for $199 while the 16GB model is expected to go for $249.
The leaked document also says that the device will be the first to run Jelly Bean, the new version of Android. Details are scarce on Jelly Bean, but the slides tell us that Google will handle operating system updates from now on, which could address the fragmentation problem. We aren
ASUS ROG ARES 2 to feature two Radeon HD 7870 GPUs
That's right, Radeon 7870 GPUs as TPU reports today:
ASUS is said to be prepping the ARES 2, a dual Radeon HD 7870 graphics card:
ASUS ARES 2 will back two 28 nm "Pitcairn" GPUs with all components unlocked; likely factory-overclocked speeds beyond those of the HD 7870 GHz Edition; and a total of 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (2 GB per GPU system).
The card will draw power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and will have a TDP of around 300W. It will take advantage of AMD ZeroCore CrossFire, with which it powers down the second GPU when not gaming, or with light 3D loads that the first GPU can munch on. With the monitor idling for a set amount of time, both GPUs power down. It's likely that ASUS will use a triple-slot cooling solution, despite the fact that the HD 7870 is a generally cool GPU.
Sandia CPU cooler 30x better heat transfer
The cooler promises very quiet operation and according to Sandia it can be manufactured at a cost of less than $10. A LED cooling firm has already signed a license and Sandia is in talks with four chip cooling companies to discuss business partnerships.
The cooler unit spinning at 2,000RPM above your expensive CPU may sound a little hazardous but the company say that very tight manufacturing tolerances aren
Far Cry 3 delayed three months
Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 3 will be released on November 29 in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and on December 4 in the U.S. Far Cry 3 will be available for X360, PS3 and PC. As usual, the reason of this delay is that Ubisoft needs more time to further polish it.
In Far Cry 3, players step into the shoes of Jason Brody, a man alone at the edge of the world, stranded on a mysterious tropical island. In this savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing, players dictate how the story unfolds, from the battles they choose to fight to the allies or enemies they make along the way. As Jason Brody, players will slash, sneak, detonate and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of right and wrong.
"We're taking more time to create the best possible gameplay experience," said Dan Hay, producer at Ubisoft. "Far Cry 3 is a huge offering and we want every element of this insane, action-packed adventure to be of the highest possible quality for the players."
HIS Radeon HD 7770 GHz edition review
We review the HIS Radeon HD 7770 GHz edition. HIS recently released an updated Radeon HD 7770 1GHz edition with their own custom model. They use their own custom 4-layer PCB and equipped it with a dual slot all silent cooling solution. We'll walk you through the standard reference technology and then place our focus on the HIS Radeon HD 7770 GHz edition.
Read the review here.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet for 49 USD
How cheap can these things really get ? ITOne Digital Company today introduced a new affordable Android tablet for the Chinese market. Priced at just $49, the gadget features a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display, a 1.2GHz processor, a 512MB RAM, a 4GB of internal memory and a microSD memory card slot for storage expansion.
The tablet is powered by the latest Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. [ubergizmo]
Belkin AC1000 DB And AC1200 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Routers
Belkin released two new advanced wireless routers namely the AC1000 DB and AC1200 DB. These Wi-Fi routers feature Broadcom
Zotac GeForce GTX 670 Extreme Edition
Details and photos of Zotac's GeForce GTX 670 Extreme Edition over at Asian tech site Expreview. This new overclocker-friendly model will only be available in Asia though accordin to TPU:
The card ships with out of the box clock speeds of 1111 MHz (GPU base), 1202 MHz (GPU Boost), and 1652 MHz (memory actual), or 6.60 GHz (memory effective). It draws power from 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and conditions power using a 13-phase VRM that consists of noise-free chokes and PowIRstage DrMOS chips by International Rectifier. Power is further conditioned by a trio of multi-phase FPCAPs, and tantalum capacitors. Like the GTX 680 Extreme Edition, the card features the entire overclocker-friendly feature-set, including OC+ Module, dual-BIOS with LN2-friendly BIOS, voltage measurement points, temperature and phase loading LEDs.
Cooling the beast is the same swanky cooling solution as the one found on the GTX 680 Extreme Edition. Staying within the confines of 2 expansion slots, the cooler packs a large aluminum fin heatsink that spans the entire length of the card, which uses five 8 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes that draw heat from the copper GPU base, to the aluminum fin stack. The heatsink is then ventilated by a pair of 92 mm fans.
Google leaks Android 4.1 Jelly Bean debut
Google accidentally revealed the existence of Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" on its Google Play store. According to the Google Play product listing for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the next version of Android will be Jelly Bean. Droid-Life managed to catch the mistake and capture a screenshot before the description was corrected.
For a short time Thursday, shoppers could add the unlocked Galaxy Nexus to their shopping cart on the Google Play store and see the description during the checkout process. The short text blurb described the Galaxy Nexus as "the first phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean" before the information was quickly removed.
The mistake raises expectations that Android 4.1 may be launched at next week's Google I/O conference.
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SSD prices continue steady decline
The Tech Report charts the evolution of SSD prices since early 2011, you can check out the charts over here.
To get a better sense of the SSD picture, we've analyzed a mountain of pricing information dating from early 2011 to Tuesday. The folks at Camelegg graciously provided the data, which we've sliced, diced, and compiled in pretty graphs. Camelegg tracks prices at Newegg, which should give us a good sense of what's going on in the overall market.
New videos from the Doom 3 Prometheus map
Risen 2 Demo
Deep Silver has announced that a playable demo for Risen 2: Dark Waters is now available via Steam allowing you to try out this Risen sequel developed by Piranha Bytes.
Wednesday 21st June 2012 - Hampshire, UK/.. Rig your ship and fly your pirate flag - Deep Silver today announced the release of the PC demo for the pirate RPG "Risen 2: Dark Waters"!
The demo allows players to experience the beginning of the game - the world is in turmoil, the Titans have devastated everything in their path with unstoppable force. Only the city of Caldera, where the headquarters of the Inquisition are located, offers a place of refuge for the people. It is repeatedly attacked by sea monsters, and supply ships are sunk en route. Nobody knows how long the walls will hold; food and weapons are gradually running out. The nameless hero sets out on a mission to put an end to the sea monsters once and for all.
During his adventurous journey he not only faces new and immense challenges, he also meets old acquaintances who help him on his quest.
Realtek HD Audio 2.70 audio driver download
The latest download of Realtek's HD audio driver version available for Windows XP, Vista, it runs under Windows 7 and 8. The HD audio driver version for Realtek chips is available for download from our servers.
This download hosted at Guru3D.com offers all the Windows XP, Vista and 7/9 binaries, the files contain drivers for the 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions. All Realtek HD audio chips, which are common on many motherboards and in notebooks, are supported.
Driver Package R2.70
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec .
1. Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 WHQL Supporting:
ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC886, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC899, ALC861VD, ALC660,
ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC670, ALC671, ALC672, ALC676, ALC680, ALC221, ALC231, ALC260, ALC262,
ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275, ALC276, ALC280, ALC282, ALC283, ALC290
2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting:
ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC886, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC899, ALC861VC,
ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC670, ALC671, ALC672, ALC676, ALC680, ALC221, ALC231,
ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275, ALC276, ALC280, ALC282, ALC283, ALC290
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 - x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013) For Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP1, XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1.
1.) Driver :
Sniper Elite V2 Benchmark Download
Sniper Elite V2 is the long-awaited sequel to the original Sniper Elite from Rebellion, providing a new perspective into the already familiar genre of World War II shooters. You fill the role of Karl Fairburne, an elite US sniper parachuted into Berlin amidst the final German stand of the Second World War. Based off real events from Operation Paperclip, your mission is to track and capture high-profile targets with connection to the development of the terrifying V-2 ballistic missile. This mission will undoubtedly prove a challenge as you will singlehandedly face the might of both the German and Red Army against prevailing odds.
The game greatly stresses on the art of sniping and stealth, vigorously testing the precision and patience of any player. Sniper Elite V2 offers a highly detailed sniping simulation using advanced ballistics, forcing players to account for factors including gravity, wind, velocity, bullet penetration, and aim stability. With diligence, players are rewarded for their hard-earned kills through an X-Ray Kill Cam that gruesomely showcases the hard reality of a bullet entering a body. Witness firsthand the tearing of organs, the splatter of blood, and the shatter of bones as each bullet unremorsefully pierces through human flesh. Sniper Elite V2 frighteningly demonstrates the realism in each and every kill, adding a unique layer of depth that genuinely showcases the brutality of war.
Sniper Elite V2 not only offers extraordinary game mechanics but also combines a stunning visual backdrop with immaculate attention to authenticity. Players will truly experience the Second World War with real locations spread throughout Berlin paired with authentic weapons and vehicles. Being in the right position at the right time is crucial as players will face consequences for missed shots or from being exposed. Regardless, Sniper Elite V2 delivers a whole new level of realism and immersion that will refine future tactical shooters to come.
The benchmark can now be downloaded here at Guru3D.com
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