The latest happenings from around the web - June 3rd, 2011
- TR's Computex digest @ Tech Report
- COMPUTEX 2011 Coverage @ Megatechnews
- Computex Coverage - Day 3 @ Ninjalane
- CPer Podcast #157 - OCZ Agility 3 SSD, Lucid Virtu Universal, new ROG Motherboards and more from Computex 2011! @ PC Perspective
- Silverstone TJ12 spotted @ Computex @ Kitguru
- Sapphire Pure Black 990FX-N @ Computex @ Kitguru
- Zotac H67-ITX WiFi H67 Motherboard @ eTeknix
- A Quick Look at GIGABYTE's TouchBIOS @ Techgage
- Introducing Gigabyte Touch BIOS @ PCStats
Our Download of the Day today is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can detect and remove malware that even the most well known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to detect. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware monitors every process and stops malicious processes before they even start.
Light speed quick scanning.
Ability to perform full scans for all drives.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Protection Module. (requires registration)
Database updates released daily.
Quarantine to hold threats and restore them at your convenience.
Ignore list for both the scanner and Protection Module.
Settings to enhance your Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware performance.
A small list of extra utilities to help remove malware manually.
Works together with other anti-malware utilities.
Command line support for quick scanning.
Context menu integration to scan files on demand.
Our Deal of the Day today is the eBay - [Buy.com] NEW Kinect Motion Sensor with Kinect Adventures - $109.99 Shipped Free!.
Offer: Great price for the Microsoft Kinect w/ Kinect Adventures game. This best-selling device usually retails for $149.99, but Buy.com (via eBay) has it for just $109.99 shipped free! If you don't know what it is, just look for it on youtube.
The debut trailer to Tomb Raider is out, with the new game being a complete reboot and re-telling of the character and story of Lara Croft. The trailer is totally CG but don't let that sway you, it looks hands down amazing and I for one will be keeping an eye out on this puppy from now on.
The story is about a frightened young woman (obviously Lara Croft) who has her story retold in a complete reboot of the series and we see her journey from that terrified girl to a hardened survivor.
I felt like a big man with my TS-859 Pro+ up until about 30 seconds ago when I saw the new TS-1079 Pro. This 10-Bay hot swap NAS looks the goods for anyone that's looking for some serious storage space, be it at work or at home.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2011: We haven't had a chance to get around to the ECS Computex booth yet, hopefully we'll get to run past it today but just in case the ECS Computex booth has come to us and they're showing an absolute wealth of products.
Tablets seem to be a big thing at Computex this year and ECS are representing in a big way with a load of tablets on display.
Motherboards are of course big as usual and while X79 is making a strong appearance the P67 chipset continues to be very prominent throughout the show floor. The P67H2-A from ECS supports Lucid 3-Way GPU support which of course means you can do a bit of mixing and matching when it comes to your VGA setup.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2011: Getting excited about X79? Well we are and there are a bunch of boards for the upcoming CPU and Chipset being shown at Computex.
First up we've got the ASRock X79 Extreme 4. 3x PCI-E x16 slots, 3-Way CrossFire and SLI support and a whole bunch of other yummy features can be seen on the board card.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2011: I'm a massive fan of QNAP, so much so I bought myself a TS-859 Pro+ NAS to replace my aging server. I couldn't be happy with it; coming in at 8-Bays, though, it's hardly a cheap device. If you're looking for something a bit smaller, though, that can stream your media the MS-2000 might hit the spot.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2011 - Yesterday we were invited to visit Master Image 3D and Rightware at the Hyatt hotel where we were given access to look at an early mockup of a new 3D user interface designed by Rightware and using autostereoscopic 3D (AS3D) aka 3D glasses-free screen technology from Master Image 3D.
In the video below we see an Android 2.3 tablet; they call it the 3D CELL reference tablet which is based on Texas Instrument's OMAP 4 platform technology. It is purely just used to enable the demo of the 3D UI interface from Rightware. Basically to explain it quickly, Rightware add their UI over the top of Android with a new home screen and other cool screens to allow flip style access to your apps and so on.
The UI will work basically on any device that supports OpenGL ES API, it will work. Tero Sarkkinen, CEO of Rightware, told us that it will not require a high powered processor because of the hardware acceleration provided through OpenGL supported devices.
You will see this technology go into vehicles from Audi and if all goes to plan from this joint venture, you should see everything from tablets to smartphones implementing Rightware's 3D UI late this year or sometime next year.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2011 - We'll keep this one short and sweet, you really just need to watch the video below.
ASUS had a very wicked setup at their Computex booth displaying the power of its amazing Mars II video card which runs two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 chips on one card.
Anyone for Crysis II at 3240 x 1920? Wow!