The latest happenings from around the web - March 17th, 2011
- ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA1155 Sandy Bridge Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- Gigabyte E350N-USB3 @ Pureoverclock
- ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Motherboard @ Techwarelabs
- Sapphire Pure Black P67 Hydra Motherboard (PB-CI7S42P67) @ Kitguru
- Lucid Hydra Performance Review on the AMD Platform @ PC Perspective
- nVidia mid-range match-up, what should you buy? @ Kitguru
- Overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Round-Up @ Hot Hardware
We have teamed up with GIGABYTE this week to giveaway a P67A-UD4-B3 P67 Express motherboard. It features the new B3 revision P67 chipset from Intel that solves issues to do with the SATA ports.
Get ready for a mind blowing media experience when you upgrade to a GIGABYTE P67A-UD4-B3 motherboard. Every component on GIGABYTE P67A-UD4-B3 motherboards is designed and engineered to deliver exceptional performance and clarity for your computing needs.
Powered by the Intel® P67 chipset with support for 2nd Generation Intel® Core processors, GIGABYTE P67A-UD4-B3 enjoy uniquely developed technologies such as Maximum Power Delivery technology, Dual CPU Power technology and Ultra Durable 3 design just to name a few, that ensure a reliable and enjoyable computing experience.
Head on over to our forum giveaway page to find out how to win one! For this weekly giveaway anyone can enter and you do not pay for the shipping charges.
Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 11.0.696.12 Beta.
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
One box for everything
Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.
Thumbnails of your top sites
Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.
Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.
Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.
For information about alpha and developer builds, check out the Chrome dev channel here.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Logitech - Logitech Portable Webcam C905 (Open Box) - $29.99 Shipped Free!.
Offer: Great price on this Logitech C905 Portable HD Webcam. It typically runs for over $56 online, but you can get this open box version from Logitech for almost half the price! The C905 has Carl Zeiss optics, a 2.0 megapixel sensor, RightLight 2 technology, Built-in mic with RightSound, and more!
Use coupon code: logi_c905_31611 for the $50 discount. Expires 03/19/2011.
Disclaimer: it is painfully evident from this video that it has nothing to do with Apple Corporation or any of the products they make. This is clearly a concept video made by an arbitrary user on YouTube illustrating a "What-If" Type scenario.
First off, see above. Then, if you're not entirely sure that this "product" is not connected to Apple, see above again. This is not "coming out" anytime soon, and the hardware is years out. Also, I sincerely doubt that Apple would make "hologram rings". Then again, if anyone could, it'd probaby be them.
Who knows who this person is (YouTube user "AppleiLens")- this video popped up on my #AR Twitter feed from user Peter Meijer (@seeingwithsound), and despite numerous links to tech head gear (including an already existing iGlasses, a sonic mobility aid for near or fully blind people) it is dubious as to whether Peter created this video.
Other than the rampant and undoubtedly unauthorized use of Apple, Google and Netflix, the video seems to be comprised of a few concept-docs and video parsed from other advertisements and promotional campaigns.
Despite its eccentricity, the video does put forth some pretty interesting concepts, all to the tune of the theme song from "Crash".
Though it's difficult to sit through the dialogue in this clip (especially the part in the script about FaceTime), it's worth a look to see the bane of many a tech company or Apple Store patron get reduced to so much fine ash.
Maybe its the rather healthier-looking chap impersonating Steve Jobs, but there's definitely something about this video that's in poor taste.
To see other things get blended, check out BlendTec's YouTube channel.
This stuff is like the nails-on-chalkboard of campiness. *Shudder*.
Crysis 2, the mega-visual FPS, is the first of the two installments to be released on consoles. A lot of people said Crysis 2 would never stack up to the PC versions, and that the PS3 version was underwhelming, but I had a hands-on look at Crysis 2 during the GDC in San Francisco, and didn't have a single complaint about the visuals, especially not the Passive 3D engine. A new multiplayer demo is now available on the PlayStation Network, so if you are one of the 41 million people that owns a PS3, you really can't miss out on this.
PlayStation Blog interviewed Nathan Camarillo, the Executive Producer of Crysis 2, who shared many insights on the upcoming game. As I had written before, one of the greatest things about Crysis 2 is the lack of 3D gimmickry in the game design, as Camarillo clearly states in the interview:
(Video and Full text of the Interview in the Full Story)
Much like the article we posted yesterday about Capcom, SEGA is donating to the Red Cross all of its proceeds from its Sonic iOS titles and the Football Manager Handheld game starting yesterday and continuing all throughout the week.
Like the Street Fighter IV iOS download, SEGA is reducing their prices for the following games, all available on the App Store. The prices and links are below:
Sonic the Hedgehog 1 - 1.99
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - 2.99
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - 3.99
Sonic Spinball - 0.99
Football Manager Handheld - 9.99
The latest happenings from around the web - March 16th, 2011
- Miika's DIY Silent Aluminum-frame HTPC @ SilentPCReview
- Apple iPad 2 @ Digitaltrends
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Debut With Zotac, MSI and Asus @ Hot Hardware
- Nvidia's GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics processor @ Tech Report
- Nvidia GTX 550 Ti @ LAN OC
- MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone-II OC Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews
- The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Tech Report @ TechARP
Our Download of the Day today is SUPER v2011 build 47.
SUPER is an easy-to-use Multimedia Encoder and Player, requiring only one simple click.
If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert or play any Multimedia file, without reading manuals or spending long hours training, then SUPER is all you need.
SUPER supports any Multimedia file format. SUPER plays files that cannot be played with WMP or even other libavcodec-based players like MPC and VLC. SUPER also plays and saves Internet Media Streams of different protocols (mms://, rtsp://, and http://).
SUPER is the fastest and simplest tool to encode full-length movies to any other format without any time or function limitation. It does NOT require any additional external codecs. They're all built in!