MSI’s X79 Boards Hitting 5GHz with Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition on Air Cooling

January 2, 2012

The one-two combo of Intel’s X79 chipset and six-core Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition CPU is a potent one–especially, it seems, for overclockers. MSI reports that overclockers all over the world are juicing their Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition chips to 5GHz on X79-based MSI motherboards using air cooling alone. MSI singled out one source,…

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ASUS Eee Products Leaked Ahead of CES

January 2, 2012

If the “Eee” line of ASUS products evokes an “Eee!” of delight from you, then ASUS has some treats for you at CES this year. Photos of the upcoming ASUS Eee PC Flare netbook and some specifications and details on the 7-inch ASUS Eee Memo Pad have leaked on NotebookItalia a few days ahead of […]

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eBook Pirates Plunder from Publishers with Illegal Downloads

January 2, 2012

Digital pirates in search of free reading material are turning to illicit download sites where they can obtain copyrighted eBooks free of charge. The obvious allure for eBook pirates is just like anything else — free treasure — but in addition to not having to fork over pieces of eight, pirates are attracted to getting […]

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Samsung Reveals Dual-view DV300F Camera With Wi-Fi

January 2, 2012

Samsung announced the DV300F Wi-Fi compatible compact camera. This camera is the latest in Samsung’s DualView line, meaning it has two LCD displays—a 1.5-inch display on the front for self portraits and another LCD on the back of the camera. What sets the DV300F apart from previous models is the addition of Wi-Fi so you’ll […]

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Apple Closes Out the Year with Majority Share of Mobile Web Browsing

January 2, 2012

While Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox duke it out on the desktop, the browser wars are a little more lopsided in the mobile space, with Apple’s iOS platform leading the charge. Apple closed the year out with a majority market share of more than 52 percent belonging to iOS, which is down slightly from the […]

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Will Google Chrome Overtake Internet Explorer in 2012?

January 2, 2012

It was always assumed that Mozilla’s Firefox browser would one day overtake Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in the global browser market, ending IE’s reign that began when the Redmond software giant buried Netscape Navigator years ago. But as it turns out, Google Chrome might have a better shot of overtaking IE, and at the rate things […]

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Taiwanese Manufactuer Announces AMD-Based Tablet

January 2, 2012

When AMD announced its first tablet APU earlier this year, codenamed Desna, it was obvious that the chip was more a proof-of-concept than an actual shipping part. Factors outside AMD’s control, such as the limitations of Windows 7 when running on a tablet, have kept consumer interest in x86 tablets to a minimum. Nevertheless, MSI’s […]

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Patriot Pyro SE SATA III SSD, Tested, Burned In

January 2, 2012

We have evaluated a handful of Patriot’s SSDs recently, all of which proved to be solid (no pun intended) offerings in their respective categories. The high-end Patriot Wildfire SSD hung right alongside the best of the SandForce-based drives with synchronous NAND we’ve tested and the lower-priced Pyro was also competitive with…

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Will Acer Reveal A Tegra 3 Tablet At CES?

January 2, 2012

About a month ago, Acer revealed a new Iconia Tab A200 tablet running on Ice Cream Sandwich that features a NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core 1 GHz processor. At the time of the announcement, Acer indicated the tablet would ship sometime in January which makes us think we should see the tablet at CES next […]

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Texting Falls In Some Nations This Holiday: Social Networks To Blame?

January 2, 2012

Whoa, wait a second — text messaging is on the decline? Well, not entirely, but it’s certainly not shooting through the roof from a global perspective any longer. Once thought to be the number one killer of voice minutes, texting seems to be on the decline in a few locales around the world. According to […]

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