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The latest happenings from around the web - November 16th, 2010
- ASUS P67 Motherboards - P8P67, Maximus IV Extreme & Sabertooth 2 @ Legit Reviews
- ECS P67 and H67 Sandy Bridge @ Pureoverclock
- ASUS P67 Sandy Bridge Motherboards @ Pureoverclock
- Installing a Motherboard - First Time or Upgrade @ Ninjalane
- Patriot Viper II Sector 5 PC3-12800 2x2GB DDR3 RAM @ Aphnetworks
- OCZ Platinum PC3-12800 6GB Triple Channel Kit @ Neoseeker
- AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor @ Vortez UK
- AMD E-350 1.6 GHz APU Brazos Platform Preview - Zacate APU Benchmarked @ PC Perspective
We all knew it was a matter of time before the latest update to the Playstation 3 firmware fell to the hacking community. The modders at PSJailbreak claim to have a break for the latest 3.50 firmware for the PS3 and are also claiming it will be good for any future versions as well.
The jailbreak is USB drive based and allows unapproved software, games, and even Linux installs on your PS3. PSJailbreak is also opening a sister site that will allow firmware downgrades for the PS3 at PSDowngrade.com. We'll see if their claims of future firmware breaking are true, but for now modders have a fun new toy for their kit.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt has teased the world with an unreleased Android Phone and showed off a cool new feature - Near Field Communication.
If you have not heard of this before, it does sound a bit weird - but, new Android fans will have a chip inside of them which will allow you to tap your phone against special sensors to complete a specific action.
With news circling of an event from Apple's iTunes - the marketing machine that is Apple has gone into overdrive.
Talking up big and not delivering is much easier than talking up big and actually delivering something that has people talking - after all, saying it's a day you'll never forget is pretty big, but it IS Apple we're talking about.
This is the working of Intel's "tick, tock" method - the Sandy Bridge being the "tock" and bringing a 32nm fabrication process. Arriving on the same train will be the 6-series core-logic chipsets. These new chipsets will be on a slew of updated LGA1155 socket motherboards.
Sandy Bridge's arrival is quite close - so motherboard makers are tent-poling to show their line ups. Today, we have the Asus 6-series motherboards to have a quick look through. As with other quite long articles, I'll post a quick speel and the pictures for you to tent-pole over yourself, there's a few surprises throughout!
Arguably one of the most popular apps on the iOS device - Facebook has been upgraded to 3.3.2, the upgrade brings access to account and privacy settings along with Facebook Help Center - the usual bug fixes are included, one of them included is the bug that prevented users from uploading photos to specific albums.
Facebook on the iOS is filling out quite nicely - now a good release for the iPad would be nice - Mark, can you hear me?
Microsoft are proud of their latest spawn - the Kinect.
Selling one million units worldwide in 10 days is a great achievement, well on it's way toward it's projected 5 million mark by the end of this year - Microsoft have actual sold numbers while comparing to Sony's Move 3 million worldwide were "shipped" not "sold".
And with this news all graphics card partners and companies have entered in two key strokes on their keyboards, colon and capital O.
Futuremark® announced today that 3DMark® 11, the upcoming DirectX 11 benchmark, will be bundled with MSI's line of GTX 580 series NVIDIA graphics cards at launch and upcoming enthusiast level graphics cards for select, model, stock and country. The bundle will be available while stocks last in specially-designed collector's edition packaging inspired by the Deep Sea scene in 3DMark 11. MSI is the official launch and bundle partner for 3DMark 11. http://www.3dmark.com
"We are proud to partner with MSI on this unique promotion," said Oliver Baltuch, President of Futuremark Inc. "Together MSI's high performance graphics cards and 3DMark 11, the industry standard for DirectX 11 performance measurement, make a great package for discerning PC users."
Mark Zuckerberg calls the new messaging system a "modern messaging system" - I call it "about damn time".
Mark says it's not a new email system, email is "too formal" - the new system is designed to be seamless, simple and short when compared to email. Mark adds "We think we should take features away from messaging -- it should be simple."