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RumorTT: AMD to change the color of their logo?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:00 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - We've already seen some pretty cool things in Day 0 of Computex, but something that really caught our eye was the color change in AMD's logo. Usually it's green, but we've seen it displayed at Computex in black.

 

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Is this a change for AMD? They really are on a roll right now, with contracts for all three next-gen consoles and a great thing going for their Radeon GPU's, but does this constitute a change in their logo color? We think they're going to be announcing something big, and this color change is all about that. They have to fight Intel and their fourth-generation "Haswell" processors, don't they? Go AMD, go!

What are Western Digital going to unveil at Computex 2013 tomorrow?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 10:26 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - We truly donned our stealth skills today at Nangang in Taipei, where we saw something very cool at the Western Digital booth. I walked past it once, and had to go back to capture it, as it looks like its a sports car, or more precisely, a Formula One car.

 

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What could WD be doing with something like that at WD? I truly don't know, but you can bet your bottom dollar we will be capturing it ourselves at the event tomorrow. Please do leave some comments on what you think it could be? Yes, it may be a car, but what are WD going to do with the car that is associated with storage?

ASUS' new 4K monitor is shaping up beautifully at Computex 2013

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 10:24 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - If any of you follow my posts or content, you'll know that I'm a huge resolution and refresh rate lover, and I cannot wait to get my hands on a 4K monitor. ASUS unveiled their new 4K-capable monitor last week, but we snuck into the Nangang halls today to hopefully capture it, and voila - we did!

 

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You can see it in all of its high-resolution glory, and I was even lucky enough to talk to an ASUS rep who confirmed we can expect a price of around $3999 US, and it should be available some time after July. You can expect at least a couple of us here at TweakTown to have these on our desks in the near future, and plenty of 4K content to come in 2013!

 

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Eyes-on with Innodisk's ultra-small NGFF-based SSD

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 9:01 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - A few of us walked around the halls of Nangang today, where we bumped into the Innodisk booth and saw something quite newsworthy. It was an NGFF-based SSD, which is the future of storage for super-slim devices.

 

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Innodisk had an M.2-SATA device on show, which is based on the SATA 6Gbps spec, and comes in capacities of between 4GB and 64GB. Performance-wise, we can expect around 300MB/sec for reads, and 70MB/sec for writes. Sure, it won't break any records, but for super-slim devices, this is actually some quite good performance.

 

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NZXT unleashes H230 mid-tower PC chassis at Computex 2013

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 2, 2013 4:46 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - NZXT has just added another chassis to its H Series of silent PC cases. The H230 is the little brother to the recently released H630 and features support for ITX, Micro-ATX and ATX motherboards.

 

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The H230 continues the classic minimalistic look and silent operation that the H Series is known for. Featuring sound absorbing cotton insulation and no side panel window, the H230 is sure to suppress the noise from even the loudest setups.

 

Also featured are tool-free drive cages, support for up to six 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives as well as three 5.25-inch optical drives. The case ships with one 120mm fan installed and ports for two more. Seven PCI expansion slots are also featured on the H230 which is expected to retail for $69.99 at major retailers.

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G.SKILL unleashes the world's fastest DDR3 RAM, smashing your DIMM slots to 3000MHz

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: RAM | Posted: Jun 2, 2013 3:59 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - G.SKILL have just unleashed your new dream RAM, which is the world's fastest DDR3 RAM, arriving at 3GHz. Yes, that's 3000MHz DDR3, and it comes in a 32GB kit.

 

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The new 3000MHz DDR3 RAM from G.SKILL is the latest member of their TridentX series of memory, and is designed to work perfectly with Intel's new fourth-generation "Haswell" processor and Z87 motherboards. G.SKILL have even proven that their new wonder RAM works at a low voltage of just 1.65V, which is quite the feat in itself.

 

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Google is pushing for their Fiber server to be profitable, could break into new markets soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Jun 2, 2013 3:21 am

Two years ago if you had told me Google would be pushing their own super-fast Internet service around the United States, I would've been hesitant to believe you. Now, they're looking to expand their Fiber service, by cementing that it isn't just an expensive research project, but it is a great and profitable business for the search giant.

 

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Google Fiber head, Milo Medin, talked to CNET, noting that Google had kept the costs down by partnering up with cities that are interested in bringing Google's gigabit fiber network to their residents. These partners have helped Google build a less expensive, and less time-consuming network. The search giant are also keeping the bills from going sky-high by building their own network in select neighborhoods, which are known as "fiberhoods", where the demand for their gigabit Internet access is strong, versus entire cities.

 

Medin talked about the challenges the company faced when they launched Fiber, where the executive noted that the biggest headache was offering TV service, which is some what of a must when trying to attract new customers away from the usual phone and cable companies. The TV service has cost Google the most money, as they've had to sign programming agreements, build their own set-top-boxes and create an entire system for delivering TV through their fiber network.

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Google are being careful with Glass and facial recognition

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jun 1, 2013 3:23 pm

Google have taken to their Project Glass Google+ page to address privacy concerns over facial recognition apps being built for Glass. Google have addressed the public about this subject because there are plenty of people with Google Glass Explorer Edition units.

 

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There's still ongoing worries about privacy over the use of the wearable technology, especially if people start writing Glassware (apps for Glass) that are capable of facial recognition. Google have said they're listening to feedback from early users of Glass and will continue working on their policies on facial recognition software in the near future. What I like to see is that Google are actually listening, and addressing the public over this, instead of not tackling the concerns of people and their privacy.

Haswell and USB 3.0 seeing big issues with USB drives

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jun 1, 2013 2:58 pm

Intel have officially launched their new Haswell processors, something you can read about in our review. Something a little more interesting though, which comes from Hardware.info in the Netherlands, is that Haswell is seeing issues with USB 3.0.

 

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They've done some very, very extensive testing and confirmed there are USB 3.0 issues with the 8-series chipset. They tested 22 USB 3.0 drives, with 14 of them experiencing issues and were unable to stay connected when a Haswell system woke back up from standby. Hardware.info have an insane round up of 33 Haswell-based motherboards if you'd like to do some weekend reading!

Silicon Valley company wants Kickstarter funding to build a Nikola Tesla statue in Silicon Valley

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Jun 1, 2013 2:30 pm

Northern Imagination, a California-based company, have a Kickstarter page setup to get a statue of the famous innovator Nikola Tesla built-in Silicon Valley. Northern Imagination need to raise $123,000 in order to get the statue erected, and at the time of writing they had $80,269 pledged with 35 hours to go.

 

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If they meet their funding goal, they would built a statue in Palo Alto, California and would make the statue depicting Tesla holding a lightbulb, demonstrating a wireless electricity concept. Better yet, the statue will double as a Wi-Fi hotspot and house a time capsule with predictions from Kickstarter backers that won't be opened for 30 years, all the way in the year 2043.

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