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ENERMAX will join the liquid cooling crowd at Computex 2012

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 30, 2012 4:34 pm

With Computex rapidly approaching, more and more manufacturers are making their Computex plans clear. Today we have learned that ENERMAX will be joining the liquid cooling crowd with a new all-in-one liquid cooling solution. ENERMAX is known for their power supplies, so jumping to liquid cooling is a bit of a stretch.




Currently, we don't know very much, if any thing, about the upcoming liquid cooling solution. All we have is the picture shown above. Since our crew will be in attendance of Computex, we will be sure to get the scoop on the latest addition to the ever more crowded all-in-one liquid cooling market.


In other news, ENERMAX will also be showing off some new power supplies to compliment the liquid cooling solution it is going to be showing off. ENERMAX will unveil the new PLATIMAX models - the higher wattage of 1350W and 1700W! In addition, more new industrial power series will be debuted, including the refreshing 2500W LED Power. If you are attending Computex, they will be exhibiting at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, 1st floor, No. I-1110.

Far Cry 3: E3 teaser trailer

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 30, 2012 3:29 pm

The producers of Far Cry have released a trailer ahead of E3 so that they could advertise the live stream of their press conference. In the video, it shows some pretty good graphics, but these could be pre-rendered which would give them an advantage over actual in-game footage. It doesn't give much of the story away and contains some NSFW language.



Overall, the upcoming game looks pretty good. If you are a Far Cry fan, then you should watch Ubisoft's press conference. It will start June 4 at 3PM PDT and is available on or This means 6PM for NY, 11PM for London, and June 5 for Paris, Moscow, Tokyo, and Sydney.


We will do our best to bring you the latest Far Cry information from E3 while we are there covering the show. Let us know what you think of the trailer in the comments!

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GSkill is bringing 8 professional overclockers to Computex 2012, visit them at the GSkill booth

By: Trace Hagan | More News: RAM | Posted: May 30, 2012 2:01 pm

Like overclocking? Are you going to be at Computex Taipei 2012? If so, let me recommend that you head on over to GSkill's booth where 8 professional overclockers will be waiting. There will be several professional overclockers from various manufacturers at the booth doing 4 days on non-stop overclocking on 4 different motherboard manufacturers every day.




If you are going to be in Taipei for Computex, this really cool event will be going on in GSkill's booth which is located at .Computex Taipei 2012, Nangang Exhibition Hall, Booth I0118. It's going to be awesome to watch these professionals overclock everything in sight. You might even pick up an overclocking trick or two.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says that Apple TV sales to double in 2012, 2.7 million sold thus far

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 30, 2012 5:26 am

During a speech at the AllThingsD Conference yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook talked about various things, one of these topics was the Apple TV. Cook revealed that Apple was on track to double the sales of the Apple TV this year, where they've already racked up 2.7 million sold. Considering that 3 million were sold throughout the entire of 2011, this is not bad at all.




Cook added that staying in the Apple TV market was uncharacteristic for Apple:


We're not a hobby kind of company as you know. Our tendency is to do very few things. And, if something creeps in and isn't a big success, we get it out of the way and put our energies on something else. With Apple TV though, you see what we've done. We've stuck in this, it's not the fifth leg of the stool. It's not the same size as the iPhone or Mac or tablet business. But last year we sold a little less than three million Apple TVs.

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Dell announces XPS One 27 all-in-one machine, sports 2560x1440 screen

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: May 30, 2012 4:32 am

Dell have just outed the XPS One 27 all-in-one PC, which sports a 27-inch screen with a resolution of 2560x1440. One of the good things with the XPS One 27 range is that all configurations ship with third-generation Intel Core processors in the Ivy Bridge flavor.




They ship with either Core i5 or i7 offerings, with up to 16GB of RAM, a standard 1TB 7,200 RPM hard drive which can be upgraded to either a 2TB drive or a 32GB SSD. Adding to this we find Waves MaxxAudio 4, Infinity-branded speakers, a Blu-ray drive and optional 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT640M GPU.


An optional TV tuner is available, and finishing things off we have four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports with power charge, audio out, HDMI, VGA, mic and headphone jacks an an 8-in-1 memory card reader. Dell's XPS One 27 starts at $1,399 and is available in Asia starting today, expect it to his the US in the next month or so.

Samsung's Series 5 Chromebook and Series 3 Chromebox are here

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: May 30, 2012 3:16 am

Google and Samsung sitting in a tree, C-H-R-O-M-I-N-G. Yeah, you get the point. Samsung have released two new Chrome OS-based products today, the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook and the Series 3 Chromebox. What makes these products stand out from the crowd? The cloud-based OS UI has been updated, and now sports multitouch trackpad support.



Coinciding with the new OS update, are Samsung's two products. The updates OS now sports an app-focused user interface that lets you select which programs you use the most, for easier access. Google Drive is now the data storage system, and deeper integration should come through in the coming weeks.


A revamped media player peeks its head up, too, as well as a brand new photo editor and uploader, as well as remote desktop support for both Windows and Mac. What hardware is inside the new system? According to The Verge's review on the units, the Chromebook sports a 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Celeron 867 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 12.1-inch screen, 1200x800 resolution, multitouch trackpad, Wi-Fi and 3G, two USB 2.0 ports, a 4-in-1 card reader and more than eight hours of battery life.

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Watch the live stream of the GALAXY S III launch on Thursday, thanks to Vodafone Australia

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 30, 2012 2:14 am

Europe and the Middle East may have enjoyed their Samsung GALAXY S III launch yesterday, but come Thursday, it's Australia's turn. Vodafone Australia is set to live stream the Samsung GALAXY S III launch event from the Vodafone Australia website.




The live stream will start at 09:50 Sydney time, and for anyone around the world, you'll require some time changes, so here you go:


UK Time - 00:50

Eastern - 19:50 (Weds May 30)

Pacific - 16:50 (Weds May 30)


Excitement is definitely building, and it's not long now until the phone splashes down in more countries. Will you watch the live event?

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Verizon and Google nearly ready to update GALAXY Nexus to Android 4.0.4, finally

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: May 30, 2012 1:12 am

Verizon Wireless have finally done it, they've released a new software update for the GALAXY Nexus from Samsung, 'IMM76K'. Verizon and Samsung both encourage the update, which fixes a heap of e-mail and text problems, calendar issues and more.




The IMM76K Android 4.0.4 update comes in at approximately 39MB in size, and can be manually updated if you choose to do so, an instructional post for it can be found here. Strangely, this is the same update that popped up in early-May, but was yanked by Google.


If you're rocking a GALAXY Nexus on Verizon, you'll probably want to grab this update. Be sure to let us know how you go with it!

Twitter improves performance, lowers page load times to 20% of what they were before

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: May 29, 2012 11:42 pm

Twitter has announced updates to its website which they claim has decreased page load times down to 20% of what they were previously. The old system used the browser to render JavaScript which was groundbreaking at the time. It does have a disadvantage, however, in that it misses out on optimizations only available to the server.




As such, Twitter is bringing some of the front-end grunt work back onto the servers in order to speed up load times. As Twitter says, "To connect you to information in real time, it's important for Twitter to be fast." Part of the change is not using # (hashbang) in the permalink URLs to improve initial load times.


Another update is to decrease the "time to first Tweet." This is where Twitter has managed to decrease page load times to 1/5 of what they were previously. The general, watered down version of how this works is to take the JavaScript out of the equation and render the content on the server. This removes the slowdown from old browsers or slow machines.


There are many other improvements discussed in the post on Twitter's engineering blog, so I encourage you to check it out for yourself if you are interested. The Twitter blog post can be found on Twitter's engineering blog here.

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Sergey Brin lets someone new wear the Project Glass augmented reality glasses

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: May 29, 2012 10:27 pm

That small little project being worked on by Google is gathering more publicity. In a recent interview with California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Sergey allowed Newsom to put the glasses on to see a picture that Sergey had taken with the glasses. When asked, Sergey wouldn't say how the picture was taken, but we do now know that there is a touchpad on the side behind the display.




In the picture above, you can see Mr. Brin operating the touchpad with his finger while looking for the picture he had taken previously. After being found, Newsom got to wear the glasses and commented on them: "You can easily forget you have them on, and sense the capacity of use in the future."


Newsom expressed that he was impressed with the quality of the image taken, especially since the stage isn't ideal for demoing a display. He even commented that the "image was remarkably clear." Brin also let everyone know that those are a rough prototype: "I have some hopes to maybe get it out sometime next year, but that's still a little bit of a hope."


It's likely that the final product will be a fair bit different than the current version, but with the prototype being so well received, it speaks volumes for just how great this product will be. Newsom expressed that the glasses are "a heck of a lot further along than people have imagined." Brin explained Google's view on the glasses: "The idea is that you want to be free to experience the world without futzing with a phone."

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