Usage of the iPad in The Kitchen
Oh it's just funny ;)
BioShock Infinite - Heavy Hitters Part 2: Handyman
ASUS Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II review
We review the ASUS Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II. A factory overclocked three slot wide beast with massive cooling capacity. The completely customized card comes with voltage measurement points, a 12-phase VRM circuitry with supper alloy caps and chokes as well as a special SAP capacitor added to maximize overclocking headroom, according to ASUS.
The card is a beast as it is huge, look at the review right here.
Aleratec HDD Duplicator and Dock
With this HDD duplicator and hard drive dock, users can copy from a single source hard drive to up to three target hard drives at one time, making hard disk duplication more efficient.
As a docking station, the 1:3 HDD Copy Dock Duplicator can be connected to a PC with an included SuperSpeed USB 3.0 or included eSATA cable. This connection allows users instant access to the contents of up to four connected hard disk drives at a time. Users can add additional storage to an existing computer or just manage their drives with greater ease.
Since it is standalone, there is no need to tie up a computer running complicated duplication software. An LCD screen and simple controls make this duplicator easy to manage. It creates perfect clones and backup drives, and the fast sector-by-sector copy process includes partition and boot sector information.
The docking bays can be controlled by individual power buttons and users can quickly and easily mount or dismount drives from the quick-connect disk drive bays.
The 1:3 HDD Copy Dock Duplicator copies or docks 2.5
Zalman ZM750-HP Plus PSU
Zalman put a unique PSY to the market. The ZM750-HP Plus replaces aluminum cooling plates with copper heat pipes that draw heat away from hot parts (such as FETs), and onto aluminum fin stacks, which are ventilated by a large 140 mm fan. Since a lot of heat is dissipated passively by these large heatsinks, the fan has very little work to do, and so it spins at low speeds, resulting in very quiet operation.
The ZM750-HP Plus features modular cabling, enough to wire out a gaming PC with two graphics cards. The PSU is 80 Plus Silver-rated. It uses a quad 12V rail design, among which two deliver 28A each (for graphics cards), one delivers 25A (motherboard and SATA), one delivers 20A (CPU, dedicated to the EPS connector). It uses a dual forward-switching design, with active PFC. A secondary protection IC governs various safety features such as OCP, OVP, SCP, UVP, and OTP. The ZM750-HP Plus from Zalman, is expected to be priced at US $189,50 (via tpu).
Lord of the Rings Online - Update 6 Trailer
Real-Time Dynamic Destruction Physics Demo
In this video we show our new destruction prototype. Here, objects are fractured on the fly. There is no limit of how many times pieces can be fractured. Also, the fracture pattern depends on the impact location.
The original objects as well as the pieces are allowed to be non-convex which is an additional challenge. To simulate the massive amount of rigid bodies we use GRBs - GPU accelerated rigid boides. The scene runs above 40 fps until the end including rendering on an nvidia GeForce GTX 480.
Project CARS Trailer
Project Cars details:
FRANCHISE MODE allows you to carve out a personalized career starting in the Karting world and then progressing on to whichever motorsport specialization you prefer including Rally, Touring Cars, Open-Wheel, GT, Le Mans, and many more!
Play CO-OP with a friend as Driver/Co-Driver
FULL TEAM MANAGEMENT... Have a large number of friends? Create, manage, and compete together!
Experience the excitement of PIT STOPS like you've never seen before!
Revolutionary PIT-2-CAR RADIO gives you the strategic advantage
DYNAMIC Time Of Day & Localized Weather make every race unique and challenging
10+ GAME MODES covering every form of motorsport
CLOUD-BASED SOCIAL NETWORK allows you to connect with friends, compare times & scores, compete and challenge each other, and share content
USER-GENERATED CONTENT - Create your own liveries, decals, tuning setups, and even events! Then share them with the world - either for free, in-game credits or even real money!
PUSHING TO THE LIMITS - Advanced physics, lighting, and AI
GeForce 296.17 Preview for Windows 8 CP
This is a preview GeForce driver to be used only with the Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview. This driver should not be used with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or the Windows 8 Developer Preview.This driver offers full support for the new Windows 8 display driver model WDDM 1.2.
NVIDIA GeForce 296.10 WHQL Drivers Download
This is the second WHQL-certified driver from the R295 family of drivers (versions 295.xx to 299.xx).
This driver is a recommended upgrade for all GeForce users, especially those playing the latest hot PC games like Battlefield 3, Blacklight: Retribution, Diablo III, Mass Effect 3, or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and more. These drivers come packed with GeForce-exclusive performance and quality enhancements and are Microsoft WHQL-certified.
New in Release 296.10
- Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 560 SE GPU.
- Updates PhysX System Software to version 9.12.0213.
- Boosts SLI performance in the following games:
- Blacklight: Retribution
New NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Pictures Surface
Asian site Chiphell is now hosting a couple of photo's showing a graphics card what seems to be the Geforce GTX 680.
Based on the looks of it the card is a dual-slot design, has a black PCB, two stacked 6-pin PCIe power plugs, a couple of SLI connectors, and four display outputs - dual DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.
The GTX 680 is equipped with one GK104 28 nm GPU has a 256-bit memory interface, 2 GB of GDDR5 graphicss memory.
Razer preps gaming laptop with Ivy Bridge and Kepler?
Razer is working on a second-generation Blade gaming laptop as BSN heard. While the current Razer Blade left a sour impression because of its $2,800 price tag and poor hardware, the new model will reportedly feature more high-end hardware from Intel's Ivy Bridge and NVIDIA's Kepler lineup. The site claims the Blade 2.0 may hit the market as early as June and August.
We have been hearing rumors from our sources within the industry that Razer is preparing a refresh of their Razer Blade, say a Razer Blade 2.0. This laptop, we believe, will enable Razer to deliver a much higher level of performance than the current generation Razer Blade with potentially better battery life in the same size or thinner laptop. There's even a chance that Razer can reduce the weight of the Blade as well. While details are still somewhat scarce, we do believe that Razer's main limitation with the Blade was the fact that the chassis simply could not accommodate enough cooling in order to enable quad-core processors and high-end graphics.
Because of this fundamental truth, we believe that an Ivy Bridge and Kepler based Razer Blade could easily capture significantly more sales and actually give Razer something to really talk about. There is a strong sense that this Razer Blade 2.0 could honestly, in our eyes, claim the title of best gaming laptop in the world. Once Razer starts to ship in greater volumes, there could be a chance that they would change the direction of the PC gaming market and bring even lighter and thinner high-end gaming machines to the market. Hopefully, those higher volumes also might help lowering their prices.
New CryEngine 3 footage from GDC 2012
Crytek presented visual beauty at GDC 2012 with a new video of the capabilities of CryEngine 3:
Seagate about to launch 9mm FreeAgent HDD
Seagate will soon sell a 320GB and 500GB FreeAgent portable HDD with a thickness of just 9mm. Pricing of these disks will be $169 and $99, respectively.
The upcoming product measures just 9mm in thickness, but still has 500 GB for owners to play with, and a rotary speed of 7,200 RPM to boot (rotations per minute). As such, with USB 3.0 in play, it can make a great companion for Ultrabooks, despite solid state drives being more common as 2.5-inch drives.
Granted, it would not mean the same level of physical endurance as when a NAND Flash storage solution is used, but people aren't going to run around dropping their drives to test their sturdiness, so that shouldn't be a problem. Besides, with a price of
ASUS Zenbook ultrabook lineup details
Details about the Asus 13.3" UX31A and 11.6" UX21A Zenbook ultrabooks were published by The Verge. These systems will feature low-voltage 17W TDP Intel Ivy Bridge processors, from Core i3 up to Core i7, up to 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory, integrated graphics, a 256GB (perhaps also 512GB) SATA 6Gbps SSD, Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) support, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, SDXC memory card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, Micro-HDMI output, and a backlit keyboard. Battery life is said to be up to six to seven hours for the UX31A and around five hours for the UX21A.
Both models will offer various LCD screen options, with the most expensive one being an IPS screen with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and 350 nits brightness.
Externally, neither the UX31A nor UX21A should look terribly different from its predecessor, both are maintaining the same thickness and weight as previously (18.3mm and 1.3kg for the 13-inch model, and 17mm and 1.1kg for the 11-incher). Prices should begin around $1,050 for the UX21A and $1,100 for the UX31A. Asus hasn't yet settled on a release date, but we should expect to see these on sale around the same time as all other laptop vendors make the move to Ivy Bridge.
Additionally, The Verge also published details about the Zenbook UX32Vd and UX32A, two "budget" 13.3" ultrabooks with a price range of $800 to $1,100. The first batch of shipments will be Sandy Bridge based but later the series will be upgraded to Ivy Bridge, with Core i3-3217U, i5-3317U, and i7-3517U processor options. Both models can be shipped with the same 1080p IPS screen from the more expensive Zenbooks, and interestingly the UX32Vd will also include a switchable NVIDIA GeForce GT620M 1GB graphics card.
Like the UX31A, the battery is supposed to last between six and seven hours, and all models come with the option of either 2GB or 4GB of RAM. Unfortunately, it looks like the 256GB solid state drive isn't included: instead, you'll get up to a 500GB HDD with a 24GB SSD cache. There's also a little extra weight
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier - SE Trailer
Unreal Engine 3: Highlight 2012 Features Trailer
Alienware M17x R4 details leak
Some details about the Alienware M17x R4 surfaced, an upcoming 17.4" gaming laptop anticipated to be released in Q2 2012. The system is expected to offer an Intel Ivy Bridge processor and NVIDIA Kepler based GPU:
The M17x R4 is a 17.4-inch sized laptop and is said to arrive with three display options available - HD+ (1600 x 900), Full HD (1920 x 1080) and Full HD with 3D capabilities. Further is the claim of eDP (embedded DisplayPort) being used for this gaming notebook's LCD communication.
The Alienware M17x R4 will be packed with an Ivy Bridge based processor and its discrete GPU options will comprise a Radeon HD 7970M and a couple of NVIDIA choices; the GeForce GTX 660M or GTX 675M. There was also a mention by the source of it launching with two color schemes - black and red.