The Daily VR-Zone News Summary – 10 May 2011
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Description: Thor: God of Thunder hammers out an experience that is absolutely awful in every way.