The latest happenings from around the web - December 8th, 2010
- Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H (Intel H67 Chipset) Video Preview @ Funkykit
- Asus Sabertooth X58: a Mainboard for Life (of Your PC) @ XBit Labs
- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0): High LGA1366 Functionality at Low Cost @ XBit Labs
- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T @ HT4U
- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE, Phenom II X2 565 BE y Athlon II X3 455 @ CHW
- Futuremark 3DMark 11 Benchmark @ Ninjalane
- A Look at Futuremark's 3DMark 11 @ Techgage
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 @ CHW
Google has just announced a partnership with Verizon Wireless to provide 3G wide area network (WAN) coverage on each Google Chrome OS device. Each device will receive 100MB of data for free each month for two years.
Google's Chromebook is part of this and has been seen as a cloud computing device, a device that gives users the option to stay connected to the web via the browser constantly.
Angry Birds - it's in the hearts of casual gamers virtually everywhere. iOS, Android and now Nokia. Nokia's Ovi Store has just gotten Angry Birds and it is already popular.
Nokia have also announced they've been pushing out 3.5 million downloads per day with 250, 000 users signing up to the store daily. Angry Birds is currently the #1 downloaded app in Australia.
Let's rewind to May of 2009, Google had reported 70 million Chrome users. Just today they have reached 120 million users on a daily basis. This is a huge jump for Google.
It's currently number 3 in the browser market with 9.26 percent overall share. Chrome's product manager Sundar Pichai announced today that Google will be making the browser even faster with an enhancement called "Crankshaft", he explains:
LG's LU3000 is set to hit Korean shelves in a week, powered by a 1GHz TI OMAP3630 chip with the ability of 1080p video playback on it's spec list it also goes hand in hand with it's HDMI output and DLNA capabilities.
Following those specs is a 3.8-inch screen which outputs 800x480 resolution, a 5 megapixel camera on the back and a slightly modified Android 2.2 OS. The LU3000 should go for 800,000KRW ($705) but no plans to ship this outside of Korea.
NVIDIA is on a roll right now, 2 'new' GPU's out - currently owning up the GPU world with their 5 series and now they're touting the benefits of their multi-core processors for mobile devices.
There's talk of Tegra 2 which is now shipping for tablets and also appearing in some smartphones. NVIDIA are putting their foot firmly on the ground and saying that dual-core processors will be "the standard" for 2011.
Today marks the launch of the NVIDIA GTX 570 video card. We posted up our own review of the Gainward GTX 570 Goes Like Hell version of the card already for you to peruse via the links below. Naturally with video cards, some of the GTX 570 cards will be different spec and clock speed wise depending o n what the card partner opted to sell.
In the case of our review card, the GTX 570 is clocked at 800MHz on the GPU, 1000MHz on the memory and 1600 MHz on the shader. If you are shopping for cards and comparing numbers today, you will want to keep in mind that clock speeds will vary as you compare. You can hit up some of the reviews her eon TweakTown and around the web after the jump.
Sharkoon reminds me a lot of Brando with all sorts of USB offerings. Rather than weird USB gadgets, Sharkoon tends to concentrate on making some really cool docking station that connect to your Pc via USB and allow you to use your old desktop and laptop hard drives as external storage. The docking stations are a great way to be able to use your old HDDs without having to buy up a bunch of external enclosures.
Sharkoon has announced a redesign of its QuickPort HDD docking station called the SATA QuickPort XT. The redesign offers the dock for the first time with black or white colors and you can get the thing in USB 3.0 as well. The drive also gains a cool backup feature that can backup your machine with the touch of a button.
Team Group is one of those companies that are always making up some sort of new and crazy flash drives that are aimed at people that collect storage devices or want something a bit outside of the norm. The latest entry for the company is called the F108 and it is aimed at the user that might want to give a festive looking drive as a geeky Christmas present.
The F108 has a shiny red metallic finish that is decorated with white snowflakes and a Christmas tree. The F108 comes in five different storage capacities including 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB. The drives offer nice performance for USB 2.0 offerings. The 2GB and 4GB version has a 15MB/s max read and 5MB/s max write speed.