Samsung has outed a new range of Series 9 notebooks, with three new 13.3-inch models and two new 11.6-inch models, priced from $1,049. The new Series 9 machines keep the styling of the models that began shipping in May, but add in new Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, up to 256GB SSDs and up to 6GB of DDR3 memory. ...
Sony has demonstrated the face-recognition and tracking capabilities of the upcoming PlayStation Vita handheld, using the portable consoleâ€™s front-facing camera to track head movement and have on-screen avatars respond accordingly. In the demo, filmed byÂ Siliconera and which you can see after the cut, Sony showed a two-way video chat being held between a pair of animated avatars, the head, mouth, eye ...
Asus has announced a new line of mainboards in the AMD F1A75 family that will support the new AMD processors. The boards use all sorts of AMD tech for performance with support for Dual Graphics Technology to boost 3D graphics performance with an additional HD 60000 video card and the integrated GPU. The board is made to support the new AMD ...
While our recent review of the Alienware M17x R3 proved you could have a gaming notebook that was still capable of halfway decent battery life, the hybrid solution found in that machine was more the exception than the rule. NVIDIA is refreshing their mobile high end, and while that's mostly newsworthy on its own, the big improvement is Optimus support for ...
Posted on July 01, 2011 | Tags: GPUs
Buffalo has launched a new portable storage device called the MiniStation Plus. Previously we talked about other MiniStation storage devices and this new offering is similar. The new MiniStation Plus connects to a USB 3.0 port to offer fast storage for whatever the user needs. The storage device is compatible with USB 2.0 ports as well, but using a USB 2.0 ...
The gaming geeks over at Razer have been making some of the best computer peripherals like mice and keyboards for gamers for a number of years now. The company has more recently taken to releasing special edition mice rather than completely new designs. The favorite mouse to get the custom collector’s edition touch from Razer is its DeathAdder mouse. In fact, ...
Team Fortress 2 has gone free to play and will be freely available to anybody with a Steam account. Valve announced the change today.
A free account will have limited inventory slots, reduced trading capability and will be limited in the type of weapons that can be crafted. A premium account will not have any of these restrictions and will be given ...
The popular StarCraft II game from Blizzard is getting ready to debut its second chapter called Heart of the Swarm. The trilogyâ€™s first chapter was released late last year. Now with the E3 2011 conference only a few days away, the company has unleashed a trailer and a gameplay preview for its next offering.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will be offered like an expansion, but is actually a full new game with a new story and a new set of ...
Late last year, LucidLogix introduced us to Virtu, the GPU virtualization software that makes disparate GPUs play nice on Sandy Bridge PCs, and now its extending the love to AMD Bulldozer and Brazos machines. The latest version of the software, dubbed Virtu Universal, also extends GPU virtualization to all-in-ones and notebooks (on both AMD and Intel), enabling simple switching between discrete graphics and the integrated ilk. What's more, the program ushers in the debut of Virtual Vsync, which claims to bring ...
Posted on June 02, 2011 | Tags: AMD
, discrete graphics
, gpu virtualization
, graphics cards
, integrate graphics
, lucid logix
, Virtual Vsync
Blizzard Dota, the Defense of the Ancients-style official mod that was shown off at last year's BlizzCon, is still a work in progress, according to lead producer Chris Sigaty. The other three mods shown last year were released a little while ago to the community, but the Dota mod, which pits all kinds of Blizzard franchise characters up against each other ...
Posted on May 31, 2011 | Tags: Blizzard