Call of Duty Black Ops PC patch
Treyarch has released a new patch for the PC version of its highly popular FPS, Call of Duty: Black Ops. The patch notes show that various exploits that have been found in the game have been fixed in this new patch along with some more stability improvements. The patch will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted.
- Radar now always activates when two players remain in a OIC wager match.
- Pack-a-Punch ammo information now visible at wall weapon purchase points in all Zombie maps.
- Addressed an issue where Challenges were not appearing in After Action Report.
- Zombie Thief no longer freezes when target disconnects from Zombie Pentagon.
- Addressed various exploits.
- Fixed possible wrong gametype shown in server info screen.
- Server browser Hide DLC Content filter saves to player config like other filter settings.
- Call vote menu updated with all maps.
- Addressed issue causing reserved slot kicks on servers with no reserved slots.
- Sniper tweaks for dedicated servers.
- Weapon unlocks no longer appear with wrong icon.
- Friendly names now draw correctly in 3D stereo.
- Fixed some possible crashes during gameplay or film playback.
- Additional stability improvements
Fable 3 - PC dev diary Trailer
Scythe Susanoo CPU cooler has four 100mm fans
Hmm, no thanks ? Scythe makes the headlines again, this time with the Susanoo a massive CPU cooler that weighs 1,565g and measures 210mm x 210mm x 160mm. The cooler has a nickel-plated copper base and features twelve 6mm heatpipes that dissipate the heat to a wide aluminium fin array. Airflow is provided by four 100mm Slip Stream fans, which provide 50.05 to 200.21CFM of airflow at a noise level of 9.42dBA to 37.69dBA.
Susanoo is compatible with Intel LGA775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3 processors. It will be available in retail stores for 89.90EUR (incl. 19% VAT).
The Susanoo Scythe CPU cooler consists from the total of twelve 6mm heat pipes and features a two segment heat sink configuration by the name of DBS (Double Block Structure), resulting the Susanoo to this massive top-flow cooler form. Thanks to the large cooling area, the surrounding components such as MOSFETs, Northbridge, RAM and graphics card can be cooled simultaneously.The Scythe with Susanoo CPU Cooler is equipped with FMSB3 (Flip Mount Super Back-Plate 3) to ensure secure mounting on to the motherboard.
D.B.S (Double Block Structure)
By splitting the heatsink fin and heatpipe structure into 2 layers, 6 heatpipes at the bottom part + main heatsink fins to absorb the heat as a primarily stage, then the upper 6 heatpipes and sub heatsink fins to absorb the rest of the heat to create the ultimate cooling solution. Total 12 heatpipes are used in this super ultra-sized dimension heatsink, challenging the limit of the top-flow heatsink performance in the market!
W.A.M.S (Wide Area Multi Fan System)
All components around the CPU socket, including MOSFET, Northbridge, VGA, as well as RAM, this super ultra-sized heatsink can cool the entire devices in your PC! By using the build-in fan controller, this cooler can meet the demand from silent to high-performance users!
F.M.S.B.3 (Flip Mount Super Back-Plate 3)
Improved Scythe original back-plate names F.M.S.B.3 (Flip Mount Super Back-plate 3), the compatibility has been maximized as well as achieving the solid mounting of the cooler onto the motherboard.
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Zalman V-Shape design CPU Cooler CNPS7X LED
Zalman are pleased to announce another member of V-Shape design family, Zalman CNPS7X LED. The efficient V-shaped dual Heatsinks with Zalman
Gigabyte G1.Sniper X58 review
We review the G1.Sniper motherboard from Gigabytes Killer series. With good looks, excellent performance, great overclockability and then in addition to it all extra's, adding a SATA 6G controller, USB 3.0, but also the BigFoot KillerNIC has been integrated into this motherboard, and Realtek audio ? Heck it's been kicked out.
There's actually a fully fetched Creative Labs X-Fi (20K2) DSP mounted into the motherboard to bring better audio capability into your PC. All in all it's a very impressive motherboard not only features wise, yet also in terms of sheer design.
Check out the full review here.
Toshiba 19nm Process NAND Flash Memory
Toshiba announced that it has fabricated NAND flash memories with 19 nm process technology, the finest level yet achieved. This latest technology advance has already been applied to 2-bit-per-cell 64-gigabit (Gb) chips that are the world's smallest and offer the highest density on a single chip (8 gigabytes (GB)). Toshiba will also add 3-bit-per-cell products fabricated with the 19nm process technology to its product line-up.
Samples of 2-bit-per-cell 64-gigabit will be available from the end of this month with mass production scheduled for the third quarter of the year (July to September 2011). Toshiba leads the industry in fabricating high density, small die size NAND flash memory chips. Application of the 19nm generation process technology will further shrink chip size, allowing Toshiba to assemble sixteen 64Gbit NAND flash memory chips in one package and to deliver 128GB devices for application in smartphones and tablet PCs. The 19nm process products are also equipped with Toggle DDR2.0, which enhances data transfer speed.
As the market for mobile equipment, such as smartphones, tablet PCs, and SSDs (solid state drives) expands, demand for smaller, higher density memory products grows. By accelerating process migration in NAND flash memory, Toshiba aims to reinforce and extend its leadership in the NAND flash memory market.
Razer Hydra motion sensing controllers
Razer announced its Hydra motion sensing controllers, available standalone or bundled with Valve's new Portal 2. The controller will start shipping in June 2011, the Portal 2 bundle will cost 139.99EUR. Razer, the world
Shuttle SG41J4 barebone with customizable front
Shuttle introduced the SG41J4, a new XPC Mini PC series barebone for Intel's Core 2 processors. The barebone retails for 146EUR (excl. VAT) and users can easily modify the front by printing photos, logos or information. Well, let's hope that not the primary feature -- a piece of plexi-glass.
Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., one of the leading developers and manufacturers of compact PC solutions such as the world-renowned XPC Mini-PC Barebones, has announced delivery of the new SG41J4.
"The front panel of this model can easily be modified by the owner, allowing customisation using photos, logos or information," according to Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. "The creative opportunities are boundless."
The SG41J4 is suitable for Intel Core 2 processors with 1333 MHz FSB and uses the proven Intel G41 Express chipset. Its two memory banks can take DDR3 modules with a total capacity of 8 GB (2x 4 GB). The compact case is able to accommodate an optical 5.25" drive and up to two 3.5" drives. A PCIe-x16 slot can be fitted with dual-slot graphics cards. Alternatively, a PCI slot (32 bit) is available for other expansion cards. If the PCIe-x16 slot is not used, the SG41J4 can operate with the GMA X4500 graphics integrated in the chipset. A digital DVI-D output and an analog VGA output are able to manage up to two monitors.
Furthermore, the SG41J4 sports an array of connectors such as 2x USB at the front as well as 6x USB 2.0, 5.1 audio, PS/2 and Gigabit network ports at the rear. In addition, a serial and a parallel interface can be added with the optional J-RS232 accessory unit.
The 32.5 x 21.5 x 19 cm (DWH) ultra-compact XPC Barebone SG41J4 can be cooled with Intel Boxed CPU coolers or with the optionally available PM65 heatpipe. Its new 250 W power supply unit now has a larger fan which easily copes with more powerful hardware.
Microsoft discovers two security flaws in Chrome
It's of course very typical from Microsoft to "point out" security flaws from Google's Chrome, anything to trash the competition right ? None the less, these are flaws that need some TLC from Google.
NetworkWorld reports Microsoft discovered two minor security vulnerabilities in Google's Chrome browser:
There's nothing stopping Microsoft researchers from poking through Google software and finding bugs of their own. And that's just what they're doing now, announcing a new vulnerability disclosure policy for non-Microsoft products, and kicking off the program today with two security reports covering products made by none other than Google.
Both security reports affect the Chrome browser. Google likes to brag that its sandboxing method keeps users safer than they would otherwise be in Internet Explorer. But no browser is bullet-proof and Microsoft wants Web surfers to know that Chrome has problems of its own.
Leaked Roadmap shows Two Lines of Enthusiast Sandy Bridge-E CPUs
These are multi-core processors based on the 2011-pin LGA Socket and Intel X79 Express chipset.
A new roadmap slide leaked to the Chinese media reveals that these CPUs can be overclocked or "unlocked", as Intel puts it yet also comes with a locked down version.
There will be 6-core chips at the very top of the line, to be unlocked and tagged in the "Extreme Edition" series. These dogs of war feature 15 MB of L3 cache, among several other features enabled. We're betting these processors will cost around US $1000.
The first batch will be clocked at 3.30 GHz (+ Turbo). The second class of "unlocked" chips are those which make overclocking more accessible at lower price points probably branded with the "K" brand identifier extension (eg: 2600K).
These 6-core chips will feature unlocked multipliers, while having 12 MB of cache enabled. The first of these chips will be clocked at 3.20 GHz.
Anyways, have a peek at the leaked slide, that's some good info ...
Silicon Power Blaze Series USB 3.0 Drives Change Colors with Temperature
Silicon Power releases the Blaze B10, the market
Sony MDR-DS6500 Wireless 7.1-channel Headphones
PowerColor Single-Slot R6850 , 4-way CrossFireX
Interesting news from the PowerColor, it seems that they have been hard at work to manufacture a single-slot based Radeon HD 6850 card. Single slot gives it the advantage of easily placing it on a motherboard space wise, and thus that allows for quad-Crossfire mode.
The Single-Slot Edition has roughly similar display connectivity with one DVI one full-size HDMI 1.4a and two DisplayPort 1.2. Power is drawn in from one single 6-pin power connector. The card uses AMD reference clock speeds of 775 MHz core and 1000 MHz (4.00 GHz effective) memory. There's 1 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface onboard. Based on the 40 nm Barts GPU, HD 6850 features 960 stream processors, and full DirectX 11 compliance.
X Rebirth Space Sim game announced
Kingston secure DataTraveler 4000-M series
Kingston presents the DataTraveler 4000-M Manager (DT4000-M), a new USB flash drive that focuses on security. It is FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified, the flash drive offers full hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption in CBC mode and locks down after 10 intrusion attempts. It's pretty expensive though, prices range from $62 to $195 for the 2GB to 16GB units. Additionally, the performance isn't too impressive either, read speeds are only 18MB/s and write speeds are listed as just 10MB/s.
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the DataTraveler
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro motherboard photo's
Check it out, this is the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro motherboard which is a socket LGA 1155 (Sandy Bridge) motherboard, this motherboard is based of a 14-phase Digi+ VRM to power the CPU.
The mobo includes CPU overclocking features driven by the UEFI BIOS, coupled with Intel Flexible Display Interface, letting you make use of the processor's embedded Intel HD 3000 graphics with Intel QuickSync accelerated video encoding.
Further, the board is Lucid Virtu certified, letting you use (and switch between, depending on graphics load) both the integrated and discrete graphics simultaneously, and saving power in the process. Another useless LUCID chip as who's not going to use a dedicated graphics card on a high-end chipset based motherboard ?!
Intel will release its Z68 chipsets in the first half of May.Have a peek at the thumbnails.
AMD HD6000 Graphics Cards by MSI
MSI, the leading graphics card and motherboard manufacturer in the world, today announced the release of three new graphics cards based on the AMD Radeon HD6000 architecture: the R6670-MD1GD5, R6570-MD1GD3/LP, and R6450-MD1GD3/LP. All of the new MSI graphics cards in the AMD HD 6000 family support the latest version of MSI
Motorcycles out of watch parts
On the topic 'its just cool' we like seeing people take one device and use it to make other devices. I