All posts tagged "Events"

  • Chump to champ; 2012 Nissan GT Academy winner to race in Dubai 24 Hour

    29-year-old Steve Doherty was the 2012 North American winner of the Nissan GT Academy.  Doherty was formerly an unemployed mechanic hailing from the U.S. Illinois town of Plainfield.  

  • Sanwa Denshi’s “small-type magnetic-sensor lever” prototype on display at Tokyo Game Show [video]

    When we checked out arcade joystick parts-maker Sanwa Denshi's booth over at the Tokyo Game Show, we saw something rather spectacular on display: a prototype joystick lever whose shaft was not connected to the micro-switch sensor, usually found at the base of the lever.

  • U.S. Postal Service bans overseas mailing of Lithium-ion devices, effective May 16th

    Inevitably creating a wave of headaches for some, but with a basis pertaining to safety, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has stated that from the 16th of May it will no longer be allowing devices containing lithium-ion batteries to be shipped overseas.

  • Thecus shows off its latest NAS products at ISF

    We missed Thecus at CeBIT earlier this month, but we got a chance to catch up with the company at ISF and have a look at some of its new products. On display were the recently announced N2800 and N4800 Atom powered NAS boxes as well as the Core i3 powered N8850 which is part

  • inXtron shows off the Akitio MyCloud Pro at ISF

    One issue in the past has been that NAS boxes powered by Intel's Atom processors have been way too expensive to hit consumer level price points and as such this market space has been pretty exclusive to RISC – generally ARM or MIPS – powered solutions. This appears to be changing, as at the Intel

  • Intel Storage Forum 2012

    Earlier today VR-Zone attended the Intel's Storage Forum 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan and although the company didn't reveal any big news at the event, one message was very clear this year and that is that Intel is investing heavily into storage solutions. At the event Intel talked about everything from entry level "Personal Cloud" devices,

  • Cooler Master 20th Anniversary Dinner Event Report

    Last Friday, 50 VRForums enthusiasts in Singapore were invited to a dinner event in celebration of Cooler Master's 20th Anniversary. Besides the mandatory sumptuous buffet spread, the attendees had the opportunity see and try out current and upcoming products like the behemoth COSMOS II tower and QuickFire Pro (Red) mechanical keyboard.

  • GIGABYTE Battlefield 3 Cup Asia Season 1: Singapore Prize Presentation Ceremony

    The inaugural GIGABYTE Battlefield 3 Cup Asia Season 1 concluded last month, with asian gaming powerhouse emerging as champions after battling through the single elimination knockout stage which included teams from all over the region and Australia. A prize presentation ceremony was held at IBIS Hotel Bencoolen over the weekend for some of the winners…

  • Micron CEO Steve Appleton has passed away

    Sadly, we've just heard that Micron's CEO and chairman Steve Appleton has died at 51 years of age on Friday morning as the result of a small plane crash at Boise, Idaho. it's been reported that Appleton was flying alone in his Lancair fixed-wing single-engine stunt plane when something caused the plane to malfunction and

  • The date is set for QuakeCon 2012. Will we see Doom 4 shown off?

    Today Bethesda, id's parent company revealed the dates and venue for this year's QuakeCon event, one of the largest and longest running LAN parties in existence. The event will be held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, running from August 2nd to the 5th. The Hilton Anatole has hosted QuakeCon for five out of

  • ASUS X79 OC Challenge!

    Winners of the "ASUS X79 OC Challenge!" will walk away with high end motherboards from ASUS such as the Rampage IV Extreme with Battlefield 3, Sabertooth X79 and P9X79. 

  • Next Generation Computing Experience Forum 2011

    Have you ever wondered how science has those breakthroughs, like the sequencing of dna or computing weather patterns? Well, it takes a little more than just science it takes raw computing power and that power doesn't come cheap as it requires a lot of resources in terms of manpower and actual electrical power. Imagine the

  • Report: Gigabyte X79 Plug-Fest OC Event @ KL, Malaysia

    Last weekend, tech media outlets like VR-Zone and other ASEAN-based overclockers were invited to attend the Gigabyte X79 Plug-Fest OC event which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Besides introducing their latest range of Gigabyte X79 motherboards for the new Socket 2011 chips, Liquid Nitrogen was provided for those in attendance to push the limits of

  • Intel talks Intelligent Systems at IEDS Taipei

    Mention embedded computing and most people either leaves the room or start yawning and this is something Intel apparently have picked up on, as the company as re-named its embedded computing division to Intel Intelligent Systems. We spent a day at the Intel Embedded Developer Summit in Taipei and found out that the company is

  • Romania wins MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011

    Professional level overclocking has become a very competitive sport, mind you, it's only really competitive within the community itself but that hasn't stopped the motherboard manufacturers to host competitions for the world's best overclockers. Friday saw the fourth annual MSI Master Overclocking Arena final in Taipei with competitors from all over the planet compete to

  • AMD TFE 2011 report

      Yesterday we attended AMD's Technical Forum and Exhibition, or TFE as it's simply called and this was the 7th time AMD held the event in Taipei. Although AMD didn't' talk too much about its future products, there were a couple of glimpses of new technology and there was also an NDA press briefing for the

  • Global Foundries GTC Taiwan 2011

    Yesterday we attended Global Foundries Global Technology Conference 2011 in Hsinchu, Taiwan and although the company didn't reveal anything new in addition to what was announced at its conference in in Santa Clara a couple of weeks ago, as we didn't attend that conference, we thought we'd sum up some of the things the company

  • Acer finally launches the Iconia Smart

    Sometimes waiting for something good can take too long and in the case of the Iconia Smart from Acer, which was first announced back at the Mobile World Congress in February has finally launched, well, at least in Taiwan. That said, the company did deliver on its September launch date, although judging by the fact

  • Sony adds two new SLT cameras to its lineup

    If Sony's pocket friendly NEX cameras aren't up your street, then maybe its new SLT cameras will prove to be more interesting. Sony has announced two new models, the A65 and the A77 and both are higher-end offerings than any of its previous SLT models.

  • Sony announces two new NEX cameras

    Much of Sony's NEX announcements had already leaked prior to its global launch, but there's no denying that its new NEX cameras are impressive products. We got a chance to get some hands on time with one of the new models earlier at the Taipei launch event, alongside some eyes on at the other model.