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...

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Smartphone with the biggest screen

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Smartphone with the biggest screen

Only two years ago, when Samsung started a new trend of producing smartphones with big screens with the Note model, everybody thought that nobody wanted to use a phone that big and that concept doesn’...

ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

Sometimes, it’s not possible to make the fastest device of a certain kind in the most elegant ways. Simply, it requires breaching the borders of the comfortable, so the result of the desire to reach t...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti: Maxwell take 1

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti: Maxwell take 1

During GPU history, it was often the case when new architecture debuted it didn’t do so with the most powerful graphic processor or with the most expensive model. NVIDIA decided to do the same again, ...

Android KitKat 4.4

Android KitKat 4.4

Android 4.4 (KitKat) is an operating system that, like its predecessors, can work on devices with a minimum of 512 MB of RAM. Considering that, up to now, Android’s Achilles’ heel was dealing with amo...

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Intel Inside FC Barcelona

logo-reveal-sIntel Corporation and FC Barcelona today announced a partnership that brings together two brands with shared core values of innovation and performance. The spirit of the partnership is symbolized by the new FC Barcelona jersey, which will feature the Intel logo inside. This is the first-ever placement of a logo inside the club's jersey. The new jersey was unveiled at FC Barcelona's training facilities by Intel's chief marketing officer Deborah Conrad, Sandro Rosell, president of FC Barcelona and FC Barcelona players Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol. The new jersey will be worn beginning in the La Liga match against Villareal on Dec. 14.

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Google ends Chromecast's Netflix promotion

Just one day after the release of the Chromecast TV dongle, Google said to LA Times it has ended a Netflix promotion tied to it. The promotion gave users three free months of Netflix's video streaming service. While the Chromecast retails for $35, three months of Netflix's streaming service normally costs $23.97. Chromecast is a device that lets users send video and audio content from their smartphones, tablets and laptops to their TVs. The device is plugged into the TV through an HDMI port and pulls content from the cloud by connecting to Wi-Fi.
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Asus Taichi won most awards at Computex

asus ceo jerry shen introduces the taichi  ultrabook   to taiwanese president ma ying-jeou-200ASUS Taichi secured multiple Computex Taipei 2013 awards, including the prestigious Best Choice of the Year Award, a Best Choice Golden Award, and a Computex d&i Gold Award. It has attained the most accolades of any single product this year. In total, ASUS products won three Best Choice Awards and eleven Computex d&i Awards. The Best Choice of the Year Award is especially significant, selected from among all Best Choice Golden Award nominees. Award ceremonies took place at the Taipei International Convention Center, where President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou acknowledged ASUS contributions to design and technology and personally offered the awards to ASUS CEO Jerry Shen.

 

Golla Willie Phone wallet

golla-logo2013If you ever wanted to have phone wallet and a smartphone pouch in one item, consider yourself lucky, as Golla made exactly that for you. The Willie Phone Wallet is essentially a soft wallet made of PU leather, with a slot for your smartphone. It looks nice and stylish, is easy to use, and offer good protection for your phone all the time. Flap is easily secured via two velcro straps, which is great as it host three slots which can be used for credit cards or IDs. On the back side there is a huge pocket with a zipper, allowing for safe keeping of money bills and change. It also hold slim belt loop if you are fond of carrying your smartphone this way.

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OUYA console tested, have 3DMark results

OUYA with ControllerShortly after Futuremark released 3DMark on the Google Play store a couple of weeks ago, they were contacted by James Coote (@JamesACoote), developer of upcoming OUYA game Executive Star, who was keen to try 3DMark on his OUYA dev kit. You can see results in detail here, and check a video of James running 3DMark on his OUYA here.

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ASUS Launches B1M Ultra-bright Wireless LED Projector

pr asus b1m side-200ASUS announced the portable B1M Ultra-bright Wireless LED Projector with ASUS Wi-Fi Projection technology for presentations and media streaming without the need for cables. Designed for professional use, the B1M is a short-throw projector with a compact and lightweight design that makes it easy to carry in a briefcase or bag. The B1M features a bright 700 lumens Eco-LED light source with low operating temperatures for near-instant set-up and shut-down times, and a long lifespan that drastically reduces the total cost of ownership.

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HP technology behind “The Croods"

dreamworks a-200HP was selected by DreamWorks Animation to deliver the technology behind “The Croods,” pushing the boundaries of modern imagery for this prehistoric animated adventure that is anything but primitive.

“Cutting-edge digital manufacturing requires a huge amount of compute power and orchestrated collaboration across our studios,” said Derek Chan, head, Technology Global Operations, DreamWorks Animation. “HP Converged Infrastructure ensures that our filmmakers have the technical resources they require to bring their creative vision to life and deliver amazing films to our audiences.”

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1.5 million cores supercomputer at work

sequoia6 680 0Stanford Engineering's Center for Turbulence Research has set a new record in computational science by successfully using a supercomputer with more than one million computing cores to solve a complex fluid dynamics problem—the prediction of noise generated by a supersonic jet engine. Joseph Nichols, a research associate in the center, worked on the newly installed Sequoia IBM Bluegene/Q system that once topped list of the world's most powerful supercomputers, boasting 1,572,864 compute cores (processors) and 1.6 petabytes of memory connected by a high-speed five-dimensional torus interconnect.

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H.265 standard approved

h 265 hevcThe ITU has approved a new video format that could bring 4k video to future broadband networks, while also making streaming HD video available even on bandwidth-constrained mobile networks. The H.265 standard, also informally known as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), is designed to provide high-quality streaming video, even on low-bandwidth networks. The new video format is the successor to the H.264 codec, which nearly every video publisher has standardized after the release of the iPad and several other connected devices.

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