ASRock has pulled the wraps off its new line of LGA1155 mainboards. The new line of boards runs the gamut from value up to enthusiast class boards. Enthusiast boards are based on the P67 chipset from Intel with value and mainstream boards using the H67 chipset. At the top of the new range is the P67 Extreme6 mainboard with six SATA 6Gb/s ports, and four external USB 3.0 ports with two more USB 3.0 ports inside. The board also has three PCIe x 16 slots and an 18-phase CPU VRM.
Under that board is the P67 Extreme4 with four SATA 6GB/s ports, four USB 3.0 ports, and the same triple PCIe graphics slots. Under those offerings are the P67 Pro and the P67 Pro 3 sporting two 6Gb/s ports, dual rear USB 3.0 ports and a single PCIe x16 slot and packing a 10-phase CPU VRM. That last feature is very good for the class of board.
Did you get my Simpsons joke? *nudge* If not, well onto the article!
AMD's Fusion APU is getting a lot of buzz lately - it is looking to smash into the netbook/ultra-mobile market and judging from early benchmarks, it's flexing some serious muscle toward Intel.
Microsoft brings controller-free entertainment to Australia today, with Kinect for Xbox 360 launching at retailers in time for Christmas.
Predicted to be one of the most significant consumer electronic product launches in history, Kinect's world first technology features a revolutionary sensor which allows full body play for the first time.
Our Download of the Day today is Picasa 3.8 Build 117.24.
Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.
Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and powerful effects at your fingertips. And Picasa makes it a snap to share your pictures, you can email, print photos home, make gift CDs, instantly share your images and albums, and even post pictures on your own blog.
The latest version includes Web Albums (along with other improvements), but requires that you request an account from Google.
The latest version includes the following changes:
Changes in Version 3.8 Build 117.24
* Fixed various translation issues.
* Face Movies now correctly display captions.
Ready for a mobile revolution?? Lately we've been posting about the upcoming Cortex-A9 based Tegra 2 chips, but Qualcomm has been patiently waiting in the shadows to launch out and attack with a revolutionary new chip.
The MSM8260 and 8660 SoC's chips, they're based on current Qualcomm tech - integrating two Scorpion cores and an Adreno 205 GPU on a single 45nm die. The 8260 has HSPA+ support while the 8660 features HSPA+, CDMA2000 and 1xEV-DO Rev. B - both chips will run at 1.2GHz.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Refurbed ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U External DVD Writer - $9.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free!.
Offer: With all these new slim laptops foregoing built-in optical drives, getting one of these is a good idea. Plus, it's just $9.99 after rebate!
Ready to get your... jollies on? The Jolibook might be launching this Friday in the UK first - just as a rumor at the moment. Pricing is set at 279 pounds - just a pound under the Acer Aspire One D255 netbook.
It won't ship with a Windows OS - but it has another market it wants to put its tentacles in - the education market. There are supposedly deals iwth education suppliers in the UK and Europe.
The latest happenings from around the web - November 18th, 2010
- MALIBAL NINE X7200 Gaming Notebook @ Hot Hardware
- Cryo Rapier Gaming PC @ Hardware Heaven
- ASUS Radeon EAH6850 DirectCU @ Neoseeker
- AMD gains on Intel, slips against nVidia @ Kitguru
- Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 OC 1GB Graphics Card Unboxing Video @ eTeknix
- Inno3D GTX 580 OC @ CDRInfo
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Video Card @ Hardware Secrets
Twitter has become pretty big business 140 characters at a time, and they are now looking to be close to releasing an Analytics product that would allow users to see a ton of information about their account that has previously been kept officially behind the scenes except by use of some third party apps. The photo below gives a little bit of what could be expected from the new release:
There are already a few third-party companies like Twittalyzer and Tweetstats that offer up trend info like how many retweets you get, success of tweets, and tweets that cause people to "unfollow" you, but Twitter releasing a solution in house would most likely take a pretty good chunk out of their userbase. According to Mashable, Twitter execs have started to invite a small group of users to test drive their new Analytics product and it could hit the mainstream by the end of the year.
Google has been one of the big dogs when it has come to the mobile revolution, but they've been lagging behind a bit when it has come to making Google Docs completely mobile friendly. Google is looking to change that with their announcement that Google Docs are becoming edit-friendly on Android and iOS devices.
Up until now, Google Docs have been read-only on these two major mobile platforms. Editing looks to be as easy as tapping within a text field and editing to your heart's content. Android's voice transcription is supported and changes show up in "near realtime" to others checking out the document. Adding new documents also looks to have been recently added as well.