ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition: Intended for the overclocking elite

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition: Intended for the overclocking elite

As soon as some time passes without ASUS giving their competition a “homework”, we can safely expect an avalanche of exclusive products. This time it's the new motherboard which will make most of over...

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4: Friends forever

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4: Friends forever

The best motherboard doesn’t necessarily have to be the one that has the most of everything, simply because some of us don’t use a great number of capabilities that a device has. True, we would all pr...

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Smartphone with the biggest screen

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ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti: Maxwell take 1

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti: Maxwell take 1

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Verbatim Brings the Lightest Half-Terabyte 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive to Market

ImageVerbatim introduced the new 2.5” HDD that has an impressive 500 GB capacity. Lightweight, small and as slim as a PDA, but with the storage capacity of a top-end laptop, this device weighs less than 170 grams and measures 8.45 x 13.45 x 1.6 cm. The drive fits comfortably into the hand and comes in an elegant, silver and black casing. Verbatim HDDs are extremely low-noise devices, operating with no fan.

Although very small the 2.5” device packs a lot of capacity that is achieved through three overlaid 166 GB platters. The USB port can transfer data at up to 480 Mbit/s, while the combo version also features a FireWire connector that can support transfers of up to 400 Mbit/s. The Verbatim portable hard drive is USB 2.0 bus powered and requires no external power for operation and no extra USB cable.


WEB Reviews [16-06-2008]

  ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI @ Digit-Life
  Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H @ DragonSteelMods

Graphics Cards
  ASUS GeForce 9800 GTX TOP Edition @ TweakTown

Cases & Power Supply Units
  Tagan Monolize Computer Case @ TechwareLabs
  X-Spice CROON BF 650W @ Technic3D
  Coolermaster Silent Pro M500, M600 and M700 PSU @ Rbmods

  TweakTown's video unboxing of ASUS Eee PC 1000H! @ TweakTown

  Cyber Snipa Stinger Laser Gaming Mouse @ Tweaknews

  Low budget 45 nm - Intel E7200 overclocking report @ Madshrimps

  Computex 2008 Booth Babe Edition @ Ninjalane
  Microsoft TechEd 2008 Developer Week @ TechwareLabs

AirLive EtherWe-1000U Ethernet Adapter

ImageAirLive is helping thousands of gamers unleashing the full power of their WiiTM gaming systems by connecting their WiiTM console to the Internet, using AirLive EtherWe-1000U Adapter. This is the easiest and cheap method for you to connect your WiiTM console to the Internet.

Designed to be compatible with WiiTM, AirLive EtherWe-1000U is 100% plug-and-play. Internet connection is achieved instantly by connecting AirLive EtherWe-1000U to the USB port of the WiiTM, no additional setups are needed. Another advantage AirLive EtherWe-1000U has over WiiTM built-in WiFi Connection is that it does not require a wireless router to work. AirLive EtherWe-1000U can be connected directly to an ADSL Modem or Router. With a transfer rate of up to 100Mbps, AirLive EtherWe-1000U is about 2 times faster than WiiTM built-in WiFi connection. When the WiiTM is connected to the Internet, there will be additional Wii Channels for the whole family to enjoy.


Asus Heralds New Era of Computing at Computex 2008

ImageAt Computex 2008, Asus showcased its cutting-edge technology with innovative products that breaks new ground into the frontier of computing and technology. Visitors at ASUS’ booths were treated to a dazzling display of innovative technology that included the ever-popular Eee PC in its two new iterations – the Eee PC 901 and 1000, exclusive motherboard technologies like the ASUS EPU-6 Engine, as well as several new concept product models that provided visitors a glimpse into the technology of tomorrow.



The result of Asus’ R&D constant research is the innovative and intuitive VirtualReal interface. VirtualReal is able to make use of motion sensor abilities to pick up the user’s hand movements through the built-in camera (much like the talked-about scene in the sci-fi movie Minority Report); while through an intuitive touch screen and touchpad interface, it is also able to provide users with brand new user experiences.


WEB Reviews [13-06-2008]

  Intel Core 2 Duo E7200: The new budget king @ TechSpot
  AMD Phenom X4 9850 @ Digit-Life

Graphics Cards
  ASUS EN9800GX2 @ Elite Bastards
  GIGABYTE GeForce 9600GT TurboForce 1GB @ TweakTown
  XFX GeForce 9800 GTX Black Edition @ DriverHeaven
  Chaintech GeForce 9600 GT 512MB OC @ TheTechLounge
  ATEN CS1782 USB 2.0 DVI KVM Switch @ Bjorn3d

  VOX V1 External Hard Drive @ TechwareLabs
  Eagle Tech Consus L-Series External HDD Enclosure @ HardwareLogic
  Spire HandyBook 2.5" External HDD Case @ Madshrimps
  Raidsonic IB-390StUSD-B HDD Docking Station @ Rbmods
  ASRock Penryn1600SLIX3-WiFi @ CPU3D  

Cases & Power Supply Units

  Silverstone Kublai KL03B-W Mid-Tower @ Benchmark Reviews
  E-Power Thunder EP-650-TD1 3-in-1 PSU @ TweakTown
  Seasonic M12II 500W Report @ APH Networks

Cooling Solutions
  AeroCool DoublePower VGA Cooler @ Technic3D

  Razer Lachesis Gaming-Mouse @ Technic3D

  Audioengine Audiophile AE2 and AE5 PC Speakers @ Madshrimps



WEB Reviews [11-06-2008]

  Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 @ APH Networks

  MSI P45 Diamond @ t-break

Graphics Cards
  MSI RX3870-T2D512E OC @ HardwareLogic
  Inno3D GeForce 9600GT iChill Hurricane @ TweakTown 

  Tagan Icy Box IB-NAS4220-B @ Bjorn3d

  Logitech MX Air Cordless Mouse @ TheTechLounge
  Cases & Power Supply Units
    SilverStone Zeus ZM1200M PSU @ DriverHeaven
    Kingwin Mach 1 1000w @ XSReviews
    E-Power Thunder 550-watt @ Hi-Tech Reviews
    Tagan Black Pearl WCR @ Overclockers Online
    In Win Metal Suit GD @ Tweaknews

  Cooling Solutions

    Vendetta 2 vs TRUE vs HDT-S1283 @ BenchmarkReviews
    Xthermal BTF120PRO LED cooling fan @ Elite Bastards

    Computex 2008 Day 4 @ Ninjalane
    GIGABYTE Video Factory Tour @ TweakTown



Acer Aspire one mobile Internet device

ImageThe Aspire one is an all-new communication device designed to provide a true mobile and wireless experience through continuous access to the Internet no matter where you are. Acer has built the Aspire one with a single goal in mind: enrich people's lives through simplicity, giving them immediate access to the Internet and easier communication across their entire online social networks.


The Aspire one was designed to get you online in no time at all and thanks to the Linpus Linux Lite operating system, start up and shut down times are reduced to the minimum. With the Aspire one running on Linux environment, the simplicity continues with the intuitive and specifically optimized software interface. For example the specially developed one Mail software application simply and clearly manages up to six separate email accounts in a single window while the Messenger program can simultaneously handle the most popular instant messaging accounts.


Acer P244W 24" full-HD and 16:9 ratio LCD monitor

ImageAcer presents 24" full High Definition (FHD), with 1080p resolution and 16:9 ratio widescreen LCD monitor at the Computex Taipei. The Acer P244W supports real 1080p content playback, pixel by pixel, without loss of image quality. P244W is the ideal second display to accompany 1080p mobile PCs for maximum productivity and visual enhancement. Target users include gamers, designers and home-theater enthusiasts.


The widescreen aspect ratio of P244W monitors makes them perfect for gaming and multimedia applications. Magnificent display technologies within include Acer Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM) that dramatically improves the gradation and detail, especially for dimmer and brighter scenes. The P244W supports a superior contrast ratio up to 20,000:1. A response time up to 2 ms gray-to-gray permits immersive graphics and video display. The key benefit of this overdrive technology is the clear improvement of the gray-to-gray level, which is the most important factor in the moving-picture viewing experience.

Computex '08: StreamMyGame demonstrated by Intel Corporation

Streaming software by StreamMyGame that enables the latest games and software applications to be used remotely, was publicly demonstrated for the first time today during the opening keynote address by an Intel Corporation executive at one of the world's largest technology trade shows.

Online streaming of video and audio has radically changed the broadcast and mobile industries re-inventing the way consumers purchase and watch media. StreamMyGame takes this evolution one step further. is a community website that incorporates new streaming software that enables members to play games and use applications when they are away from their PC. The PC game's video and audio is captured in real-time and sent over the Internet to a remote device. The keyboard input at the remote device is sent back to the PC and used to control the game.

"We are entering a new mobile age where everything from video, audio, software applications and games can be accessed and played on the move" said Richard Faria, StreamMyGame's CEO. "Our members can play games installed on their home PCs whenever and wherever they choose," he said.

Computex '08: New Intel Products, Innovations to Expand Internet's Reach

ImageIntel Corporation executive Sean Maloney said more powerful microprocessors and high-speed WiMAX wireless networks will usher in a new era of the full Internet on mobile devices. During the opening keynote speech at one of the world's largest technology trade shows, Maloney also unveiled new chipsets that make high-definition (HD) images on a desktop computer's screen look more realistic. He also announced the availability of new versions of Intel Atom processors for an emerging class of compact, easy-to-use devices called netbooks and nettops that will bring the Internet to new users.
"The convergence of mobile computers, WiMAX wireless broadband, and powerful, HD-rich computer technologies point to a tremendous growth opportunity," said Maloney, Intel Corporation executive vice president and general manager, Sales and Marketing Group.

Maloney showed approximately 100 Intel processor and chipset-based motherboards, netbooks and nettops that computer makers are showcasing at Computex this week. The new Intel 4 Series Chipsets will be used in mainstream desktop PCs powered by the latest 45nm Intel Core2 Duo and Intel Core2 Quad processors. Maloney said people want to store all their HD videos, photos, games and music in one "central library" and be able to access it from portable Internet-connected devices while on-the-go.

The webcast of Maloney's keynote will be available for replay. More information about the Intel products introduced at Computex and the technologies demonstrated in the speech is available here.
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