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Dell Latitude 10 gets released once again, with an 'Enhanced Security' edition

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:34 am

Dell have updated their Latitude 10, releasing the "Enhanced Security" version of their 10.1-inch slate. Dell's updated Latitude 10 Enhanced Security is the only dual-authentication Windows 8-based tablet on the block, providing an integrated SmartCard and fingerprint reader.




If you thought they were the only two security measures, the tablet boasts Dell Data Protection, Trusted Platform Module 1.2, Microsoft BitLocker full-drive encryption, Computrace, and a Noble Lock slot. Inside the updated Latitude 10 Enhanced Security we find the aforementioned 10.1-inch 1366x768 IPS display with five-finger touch support and Gorilla Glass, an Intel Atom Z2760, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 64GB SSD, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+ support, a 720p front-facing camera backed up by an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and finally, a swappable 30Whr battery.


As for price, it is $200 more than the standard Latitude 10, at $779. Dell have also mande a point of their testing with Principled Technologies, which compared how easy it was to implement the Latitude 10 against the iPad in large scale environments. Their testing reported that the Latitude 10 is 17% faster and 94% less expensive to deploy, saving an incredible 580 hours in system preparation and installing applications.

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The OverClocker Issue 23 is out, the first issue of the year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:34 am

The OverClocker has seen its first release of the year, with issue 23 now available to all. Issue 23 sees KINGPIN sealing a motherboard permanently for some LN2 fun, as well as a talk with veteran overclocker "Chispy" and his thoughts on the hardware industry.




There's the usual reviews, which include ASUS' Rampage IV Gene, OCZ's Vertex 4 512GB SSD, Corsair's H100i cooler, ASRock's 990FX Extreme9 motherboard, Cooler Master's Seidon 240M, Intel's 335 240GB SSD and finally, MSI's GeForce GTX 660 HAWK GPU.


You can read the latest issue right here.

Sony Mobile will "explore the development" of a Firefox OS-based device, would launch in 2014

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 26, 2013 9:35 am

We've already heard that ZTE are working with Mozilla on a Firefox OS device, but it looks like Sony Mobile are looking into it too. They've announced a new multi-year deal with Telefónica which will "explore the development" of a Firefox OS-based device.




Sony Mobile's Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Products Business Group, Bob Ishida, has said that engineers are already working on a new device with the mobile OS, and that their goal is to "bring a product to market in 2014". There's not much else to report, but we should hear more on Sony Mobile's Firefox OS device in the coming months, with a possible unveiling at MWC 2014?

G.SKILL team up with EVGA & KINGPIN for an awesome giveaway, win an NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Feb 26, 2013 9:17 am

In order to celebrate the launch of the new GeForce GTX Titan GPU from NVIDIA, G.SKILL have partnered up with EVGA & KINGPIN to give one of the incredibly fast GPUs away! Not only that, but the first prize includes a bunch of other high-end hardware, too.




As you can see above, the prizes on offer here are pretty awesome and all you have to do is enter the giveaway right here. The competition starts today and ends the day before my birthday - Friday, 11th March 2013. The only prerequisite is that you 'like' the fan pages of KINGPIN Cooling & G.SKILL on Facebook. If you recommend your friends to enter, you'll receive one bonus entry for every friend that enters the event through a shared link, so get sharing!

Respawn Entertainment will be at E3, what should we expect?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 26, 2013 8:28 am

You might not know who Respawn Entertainment are right now, but in a few months time, I'm sure they're going to blow most of our minds away with some next-gen first-person shooter. Vince Zampella and Jason West are the brains behind Respawn Entertainment, the two guys who were the co-founders of Infinity Ward - the developer behind Call of Duty.




Zampella told the world Respawn was attending E3 2013 through his Twitter account, where he said "I've gotten a 'few' questions about @e3expo plans this year. Yes, we will finally be at E3!" There's no details on what we should expect to see, but I think we should get ready for some mind-blowing next-gen FPS on the next-gen consoles and PC. The time for gaming to really change is here, and with the guys who bought us the first, and arguably best Call of Duty titles, we should be nothing but excited right now.

Sony to launch their Xperia Z, Tablet Z globally on March 1

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 26, 2013 8:28 am

Direct from Mobile World Congress, Sony have announced that their latest smartphone and tablet, the Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z respectively, will launch globally on March 1. Yes, globally - not just a localized launch, but a complete global launch.




Sony's Tablet Z sports a nice 1920x1200 display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM. It'll launch with Android 4.1 but Sony have noted that it will be upgraded to Android 4.2 in the near future. Sony are also pushing the Tablet Z as the thinnest tablet on the market, and it is both water- and dust-proof, just like the Xperia Z.


Upon launch, the Tablet Z will see a few first-party accessories, such as a charging dock and leather carrying case.

Gabe Newell to be donned with BAFTA Fellowship

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:29 am

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is set to offer their highest accolade to an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to games, the Fellowship. The recipient? Valve CEO Gabe Newell. When Newell found out he was to be donned with the award, he said:




It is an honor for myself and everyone at Valve to be presented such an award by one of the world's most respected and recognised organisations. Valve owes a tremendous thanks to many in the UK - to those who have played our games, to the great support of the UK press, and to UK-based creative contributors such as Garry Newman. I look forward to accepting this prestigious honor on behalf of everyone in our community.


Chair of BAFTA's Games Committee, Harvey Elliott, said:


Gabe's contribution to the industry is unique, and he is very different to many others that BAFTA could recognise. As well as enjoying great critical and commercial success with phenomenally popular franchises such as Portal and Half-Life, his work in giving back to the games industry through developing and showcasing other games makers has been outstanding. He is an inspirational developer and truly deserving of our Fellow recognition.

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MasterCard unveils digital banking service, MasterPass, debuts in Australia and Canada next month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Feb 26, 2013 5:37 am

We still don't have a one-world currency just yet, so conspiracy theorists (who are becoming conspiracy realists very quickly) can breathe a sigh of relief - but this is definitely a step in that direction. MasterCard have just unveiled a new digital banking service, MasterPass.



MasterPass will continue on from MasterCard's PayPass, with the company confident in the fact that if they can secure enough of the right merchants and technology partners, it can turn the "promise of a digital future" into a reality. MasterCard have also stated that the upcoming MasterPass will be a seamless and secure experience for consumers, making it easier than ever to begin transactions "from wherever they are", and with "any device".




MasterPass includes support for a bunch of check-out methods including QR codes and NFC. Funnily enough, Australia and Canada will be receiving the service next month, while the US and UK will have to wait until spring and summer, respectively.

New York Times' piece on Tesla Model S causes customers to cancel orders, and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Feb 26, 2013 4:35 am

We reported a couple of weeks ago on the New York Times piece about the Tesla S, where the reviewer had made some shifty moves - but now we're seeing the results of this review rippling through the industry. Tesla CEO Elon Musk sat down with Bloomberg TV's Betty Liu on "In the Loop", where he talked about the Model S and the NYT's piece on his vehicle.




Musk has said that the New York Times review of the Model S might have cost the company as much as $100 million in value, and the cancellation of 'hundreds' of orders from customers. Musk said, "It probably affected us to the tune of tens of millions, to the order of $100 million, so it's not trivial." So it looks like Tesla were on the losing end of the Times' piece on their Model S.


Musk continues, saying:


We did actually get a lot of cancellations as a result of The New York Times article. It probably affected us to the tune of tens of millions, to the order of $100 million, so it's not trivial...I would say that refers more to the valuation of the company. It wasn't as though there were 1,000 cancellations just due to The New York Times article. There were probably a few hundred.

Chrome could soon grow some ears, would listen in on your browser tabs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet Browsers | Posted: Feb 26, 2013 3:37 am

Google will soon bake in a very cool new feature into Chrome that would allow the browser to listen in on your open tabs, where it would tell you which tabs are making noise, or recording it. The new feature has been baked into the latest Chromium release and features a throbbing EQ animation over any tab that is making noise.



The reason we're seeing it in Chromium first is that Chromium is where Google plays with features and improvements, such as this, before shifting them over to the stable Chrome build. At the moment, the new feature doesn't work on the OS X-based version of Chromium, but it works within Windows. At first, I didn't think this would be useful - but I'm the kind of person who might open 5-10 (or more) tabs in quick succession, with one of them playing some ad that I can't find - in this case, it would be perfect.

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