Thor

In today's news roundup:

  • Preview of the new GIGABYTE Z68-UD4 motherboard with subtle undertones of matt grey on the heatsink ;
  • ASUS P8Z68-VPro is the manufacturer's flagship model regarding Intel's upcoming Z68 chipset, and it gets reviewed;
  • Adobe's three Photoshop CS5 companion applications for iPad — Adobe Ezel, Nav and Color Lava — are now available for purchase on the App Store;
  • Next week, you'll be able to use your Paypal account to purchase content on your Xbox 360 system;
  • Sony has delayed the relaunch of its online PlayStation video game network, and
  • If you enjoyed the Thor movie and plans to get the game, read on for the God of Thunder review .

Hardware news

NZXT Tempest EVO Case Review @ DragonSteelMods

Description: While the original Tempest was a very well received case, NZXT did not rest on their laurels and made some improvements creating the Tempest EVO. This case is designed with the PC enthusiast and/or gamer in mind.

Deepcool Z5 Thermal Compound Review at Overclockers Online

Description: Deepcool has added an addition to the array of thermal compounds out there, and it isn’t one to be overlooked. While not being the absolute best out there, the Z5 still has lots to offer, especially for anyone looking to replace their stock thermal compound with something that can offer much better performance, at a very reasonable price. It’s estimated to be roughly $10 for the 3 gram tube.

GIGABYTE Z68-UD4 Preview @ Vortez

Description: GIGABYTE redesigned their motherboards this year with the introduction of Sandy Bridge and now endorse a stealthy black paintjob on all major ports, sockets and lanes with subtle undertones of matt grey on the heatsink.

Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Black Element Gaming Mouse Review @Hi Tech Legion

Description: The Black Element looks to be a strong contender in the world of gaming. It has a ton of features that any gamer would love to have. The main features push it towards a good MMO or RTS gamer mouse.

IN WIN BUC Mid Tower Chassis Review

Description: Today we are looking at a chassis that may be a mid tower, but takes traits from a couple of the later cases I just looked at; the Dragon Rider, and Dragon Slayer chassis exteriors. You will soon see the similarity in the exterior, along with a cool little lockable door on the side to give access to your hard drives..

ASUS P8Z68-VPro – Layout und Design Review @ ocaholic

Description: The P8Z68-VPro will be ASUS' flagship model regarding Intels upcoming Z68 chipset. Therefore it's able to score with a long featurelist. But first of all we will check out if it is able to convince from a layout and design perspective.

3R System V.REX L-1200 PC Case Review @ Real World Labs

Description: The V.REX L-1200 is yet another tempting product by 3R System and although it doesn’t bring anything new and not already seen with their cases still it does feature way more room for cable management, USB 3.0 ports, 5 pre-installed fans, top 3-way fan controller and the latest version of their HDD noise killer 2.

Consumer Electronics and Software news

Adobe releases Photoshop companion apps for Apple's iPad

Description: Adobe's three Photoshop CS5 companion applications for iPad — Adobe Ezel, Nav and Color Lava — are now available for purchase on the App Store.

Google Music Set to Launch Tuesday Without Label Licenses

Description: Sources say Sony Music and Universal proved to be bottlenecks for the cloud-based service, which allows users to upload music to a personal online storage locker, from where they can stream and download files to Internet connected devices.

Upgrade offer boosts Firefox 4 share by 30%

Description: Firefox 4's share shot up 11% the first day after Mozilla started offering users the upgrade last week, and climbed 30% in four days.

Microsoft to allow Xbox Live payments via Paypal

Description: Next week, you'll be able to use your Paypal account to purchase content on your Xbox 360 system. Microsoft reportedly plans to begin rolling out a new update to the Xbox 360 on May 19, and one of the biggest changes will be the addition of Paypal.

Epson EX7200 LCD Projector Review @ Tweaknews

Description: Epson has created a well-rounded projector with the EX7200. It has versatile connection options that make it ideal for both corporate and home environments. The ability to use the remote control as a wireless mouse comes in handy, while support for USB drives to view JPG images allows quick viewing of photos.

Samsung Sens R540: First Encounter @ InsideHW

Description: Although physically sizeable, Samsung Sens R540 isn’t too heavy, which means that it’ll sit in anyone’s lap or on a desk just as easily. The production quality is marvellous, there are no screeches or “breathing room”, everything fits nicely and gives an impression of firmness and reliability.

Gaming news

Sony delays PlayStation relaunch

Description: Sony has delayed the relaunch of its online PlayStation video game network. It had previously said the network would resume normal operations by the weekend.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy – 'Episode 5" Review

Description: The first part of Mileena and Kitana's story focused on the mythology of the series. This second part delivers more centralized action and character.

Thor: God of Thunder Review

Description: Thor: God of Thunder hammers out an experience that is absolutely awful in every way.