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Corsair debuts two new cases at Computex Taipei 2013, say hello to the Carbide Air 540 and Carbide 330R

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 1:01 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - Corsair has debuted two new and exciting cases at this year's Computex. Both cases are mid-towers, which makes them perfect for most users' needs. The Carbide Series Air 540 is "optimized for cooling" and the Carbide Series 330R is said to be "designed for quiet operation."

 

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The Carbide 330R, seen above, is a slick looking case. It's designed for low-noise operation and features noise-dampening side panels and front door, which helps to keep the noise inside the PC. It features support for Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, and e-ATX motherbaords. Tool-free 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch bays make working with the system extremely easy.

 

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The Carbide Air 540, seen above, is a massive beast designed to keep your system running as cool as possible. It features the same motherboard support as the Carbide 330R, but comes with support for six 120mm fans or a 240/280mm radiator up top and a 360.280.240mm radiator up front. The two 5.25-inch bays, hot-swap 3.5-inch bays, and four 2.5-inch bays are all tool-free.

 

Both cases are available at major online retailers. The Air 540 will set you back $139.99 and the Carbide 330R is just $89.99.

BitFenix goes Prodigy 2.0 with the new Prodigy M which supports microATX motherboards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 1:01 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - We are big fans of BitFenix's Prodigy here at TweakTown and we went to their offices a couple of days ago to go over some new products, one of which was the next-generation Prodigy M.

 

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The Prodigy M, from the outside at least, has remained unchanged from its predecessor, but inside, things are a little different. First and foremost, the Prodigy M supports microATX motherboards, and has moved the power supply location from the back of the chassis, to the front - an odd, but great placing of the PSU. There are some new storage mounts, of which we have some pictures, and you can expect more in the coming days from BitFenix and their unveiling of products at Computex 2013.

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RumorTT: Apple to debut refreshed MacBook models at WWDC next week

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 12:32 am

Another day, another Apple rumor. According to 9to5mac, Apple will likely unveil refreshed MacBooks during this year's WWDC Keynote address on June 10. Leaked codes seem to indicate that a refresh is likely. Also adding fuel to the fire, inventory for current MacBooks is reportedly constrained.

 

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These numbers would correspond with refreshed models with two different screen sizes. The "better" and "best" would correspond to different configurations within the screen size. It's somewhat likely that Apple will debut refreshed MacBooks at WWDC, however, this is just a rumor for now. But I would place this rumor towards the "likely" end of the spectrum.

Hulu Plus for Android gets higher quality playback on some devices

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Apps | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 12:04 am

Hulu, currently amid buyout rumors and offers, has updated their Android app to provide higher quality playback for Plus users on some devices. The new high-quality playback is available on Samsung's Galaxy S4, HTC's One, and HTC's Droid DNA.

 

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According to Hulu's release notes, "You'll feel like you have bionic retina implants minus the deductible and waiting for its invention."

 

The higher quality playback is available for those devices that feature a 1080p display, hence the short list above. Another minor change included in this version is your standard bug fixes, specifically playback issues for certain LG phones and other devices. The updated app is available from the Google Play Store.

GIGABYTE reveals a slew of new gaming notebooks, Ultrabooks and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 12:00 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - GIGABYTE have come out swinging lately, with some great new motherboards and a beautiful new-look BIOS, and now we have a bunch of Ultrabook's and laptops to talk about. First up, we have the GIGABYTE Ultrablade gaming laptops, of which there are two models, the P35K and P34G.

 

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The GIGABYTE Ultrablade P35K is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop that features Intel's fourth-generation Core i7 "Haswell" processor and is "designed for true mobility". The P35K is just 21mm thin and weighs around 2.2kg and features NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 765M for some true on-the-go gaming. Storage hasn't been left out, with the P35K featuring no less than 3TB of storage space thanks to its 'quad-storage' system. There's also a swappable DVD-ROM/HDD slot on the P35K, complimenting its 1920x1080 (Full HD) IPS-based display.

 

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The little brother to the P35K is the Ultrablade P34G, which is a 14-inch laptop with a GTX 760M. The P34G weighs around 1.7kg and is 21mm thin, featuring a 256GB mSATA SSD and a 1TB HDD for storage. The P34G also features a 1080p display, which is great to see.

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BitFenix debuts new Ronin mid-tower case at Computex Taipei 2013

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:45 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - BitFenix, the makers of the hugely popular Prodigy case, have debuted a new mid-tower case at Computex. Known as Ronin, this mid-tower is constructed from steel and plastic and features the normal motherboard support you would expect from a mid-tower.

 

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It features three 5.25-inch bays, eight 3.5-inch bays (one being external), and one 2.5-inch bay by using an adapter. It supports up to six 120mm fans distributed throughout the case. If watercooling is your thing, the Ronin supports 240mm radiators. The front panel features two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and HD audio.

 

Pricing and availability have yet to be made public by the company.

GIGABYTE adds new LGA1150 motherboard to Sniper line of gaming motherboards

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:30 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - GIGABYTE has added a new LGA 1150-based motherboard to its gaming line of motherboards. The G1.Sniper 5 is designed for gamers making use of Intel's latest Core CPUs. Sniper series motherboards come with features that gamers care about.

 

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The new G1.Sniper 5 comes with the Killer E2200 Series gaming networking platform, providing the best possible network connection for gamers who need that extra few milliseconds. The G1.Sniper 5 also comes with a front headphone jack amplifier for gamers using a headset plugged into the front audio jack.

 

The G1.Sniper 5 features four PCIe-x16 expansion slots, spaced every other expansion slot. The remaining expansion slots are all PCIe-x1, perfect for that sound card or other expansion device. The G1.Sniper can easily support four-way SLI and Crossfire thanks to the layout of its expansion ports.

 

Pricing and availability for the motherboard are not currently available, but we should learn more in the coming days and weeks.

Zynga laying off 520 employees, or 18%, in order to save costs

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:28 pm

Zynga is laying off 18 percent of its workforce--some 520 employees--in an effort to save money. As part of this layoff, Zynga will be refocusing on mobile. The move is estimated to save Zynga around $80 million in staff costs. Offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas will be closed as well.

 

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These additional infrastructure savings will boost that $80 million in savings figure, likely by quite a bit. Offices in San Francisco, Beijing, Bangalore, and various other small office locations will remain open and staffed. Zynga has confirmed that all of the staff affected by this will be laid off by August.

 

Zynga has struggled to adapt to the massive changes to its core revenue source. Started as a web game company, the onslaught of smartphones and mobile gaming has damaged their bottom line.

GIGABYTE's new Z87X-OC LGA 1150 motherboard designed with overclocking in mind

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:15 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - GIGABYTE has debuted a new Z87-based motherboard for Intel's new Haswell line of processors. The Z87X-OC, as its known, is GIGABYTE's offering to the overclocking community. The board has been designed for overclockers, by overclockers.

 

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As you can see above, the board carries an orange and black theme, deviating from GIGABYTE's older blue theme. Next to the four RAM DIMM slots is the OC Touch, an exclusive GIGABYTE feature. OC Touch offers up buttons to make overclocking easy and "enjoyable."

 

The Z87X-OC features four PCIe-x16 expansion slots and supports up to four-way Crossfire and SLI. The arrangement of the PCIe expansion slots makes it easy to install four high-powered GPUs as they are spaced every other expansion slot, leaving room for dual-slot coolers.

 

It features six USB 3.0/2.0 ports and two exclusively USB 2.0 ports. Gigabit Ethernet is provided through an Intel networking chip. The board also features 8 channel audio thanks to an ALC892 audio controller. Pricing and availability is not currently known.

Gmail for Android available, features slide-out navigation and new inbox

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Apps | Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:02 pm

AndroidPolice have gotten their hands on the latest Gmail APK that will be rolling out to all Android users over the coming weeks. The APK, version 4.5-694836, features the new slide-out navigation and redesigned inbox. Take a look for yourself:

 

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This update comes as part of Google's recently unveiled Gmail overhaul that introduced new tabs to help you become an e-mail power user. E-mail will automatically be sorted into various categories, including 'Social', 'Promotions', and 'Updates'. You can grab the APK from Source #1 below, or try Google Play. Don't be surprised if you don't have it quite yet--Google is slowly rolling it out over the next few weeks to all users.

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