"B2 Stealth Bomber" Chassis Launched

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Mar 12, 2008 12:46 AM CDT

Cherry from In Win just alerted us that they have launched a new mid-tower gaming chassis in their Xtreme Series today called the "B2 Stealth Bomber".

From the outside, the black metallic paint finish looks stylish and resembles a similar look and feel as the bomber. It even has a sensor on the front which will open and close the front door of the case.

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HD VMD stands up to Blu-ray

John Freeman | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Mar 11, 2008 2:43 PM CDT

New Media Enterprises (NME) is not a name you would have heard of, but it is a name that's going to be well known pretty soon. These guys have made a startling announcement that they are releasing the new HD format, offering "True HD" for high definition systems. The technology according to a New York Times report is the same quality as Blu-Ray, but not as expensive to develop. The new format will be known as HD Versatile Multilayer Disc (VMD), and the New York Times states that the Media players are cheaper too.

They also say it is incompatible with Blu-ray which works on blue light lasers, apparently an inferior frequency for HD movies, but more compatible to high density disks. The new VMD layered technology however overcomes this limitation, and brings things up to speed at red light frequencies.

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Firefox 3 BETA 4 now available

John Freeman | Software & Apps | Mar 11, 2008 9:01 AM CDT

Firefox is seen by many as the Internet browser of choice. The reason for this is because it has worked faster than Microsoft's IE at times, and it also seems to have fewer issues when loading up websites.

With IE7 a few months old, Firefox have been a little slow in keeping pace with the frenetic updates that Microsoft seem to pump out like clockwork. I like to think it is because they (Mozilla) take their time to perfect things first.

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Sex sells! CeBIT is no exception

John Freeman | Trade Shows | Mar 11, 2008 4:05 AM CDT

CeBIT, the annual trade fair for Consumer Electronics and the PC industry has always been about technology. However, some people enjoy the "software" as much as the hardware.

Traditional statistics have shown that this show's target market is aimed at men from the ages of 14 to 38 years old. That being said, every year this number increases, but their overall share decreases because women are making it more apparent that they are avid fans of technology too. The theory that sex sells seems to be more than true when applied to boys and their toys but does the copious use of scantily clad women really appeal to the women?

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Apple releases iPhone SDK

John Freeman | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Mar 10, 2008 10:49 AM CDT

Apple launched the Software Developers Kit (SDK) for the iPhone last week.

It will allow independent software developers as well as home users to create programs to work on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The SDK was promised at the MacWorld convention in January earlier this year, and true to promises the SDK is now available for both the iPhone and iPod touch.

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Logitech takeover by Microsoft dismissed

Steve Dougherty | | Mar 10, 2008 7:09 AM CDT

Following recent rumours to have surfaced in relation to an alleged $8 billion takeover bid by Microsoft to swallow up its number one rival in the input device market, Logitech; we're now hearing it from the horse's mouth that this would simply be 'an operation without sense'.

During an interview for an Italian newspaper yesterday, Logitech's chairman Guerrino De Luca came forward with the above statement, reiterating the fact that without competition Logitech would lose all incentive to innovate, something they're reknowned for doing exceptionally well.

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MSI's Eee-like Wind notebook pictured

Cameron Wilmot | Laptops | Mar 10, 2008 3:22 AM CDT

There has been plenty of talk of MSI's upcoming potential Eee PC killer and finally some details are starting to emerge through the cracks.

During CeBIT, MSI showed off its tentatively named Wind low-cost notebook. It includes a 10" LCD which ups the Eee's best of 9 inches and will use Intel's low power consuming Atom processor from 1GHz to 1.6GHz and each notebook will come with a minimum of 1GB of DDR2 RAM.

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ADATA shows off speedy SSD's at CeBIT

Cameron Wilmot | Storage | Mar 10, 2008 2:40 AM CDT

CeBIT in Germany has now closed its doors for another year but news from the largest tech trade show in the world is still trickling out.

ADATA were showing off a range of upcoming solid state drives at its booth which some rather impressive speed claims. The Taiwanese company plans its S25H 128GB 2.5" SATA 2.0 drive with some sort of internal RAID system which is capable 190MB/s read and 110MB/s write speeds.

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ASUS vs. GIGABYTE in 2008 - power saving

Cameron Wilmot | | Mar 10, 2008 2:03 AM CDT

Judging by a rather amusing picture we found online, it does indeed look like the main war for ASUS and GIGABYTE this year will be who can save the most amount of power.

As you might already know, ASUS has been heavily promoting its EPU feature and GIGABYTE has been working equally as hard on its DES feature. If the picture above is anything to go by, GIGABYTE DES will crash and burn like the Intel sponsored F1 car.

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