5 full The Daily VR Zone News Summary   11 Mar 2011

In today's news roundup:

  • Kingston's high-speed, high capacity HyperX T1 8GB (4 x 2GB) 2133MHz DDR3 memory kit gets reviewed;
  • Sapphire's Radeon HD 6870 FleX graphics card, which comes with its own integrated DisplayPort adapter on its PCB, gets reviewed;
  • Samsung is reportedly planning to test production of 32-inch OLED television sets in the second half of 2012;
  • The annual Pwn2Own competition sees iOS's Safari and RIM's Blackberry browser getting compromised, and
  • The PS3 ban imposed on the Netherlands has finally been lifted

Hardware News:

Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (4 x 2GB) 2133MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review @ Bigbruin.com
Description: The Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (4 x 2GB) 2133MHz DDR3 memory kit is definitely worth considering by those looking for a high speed, high capacity kit to take their system to the next level. An XMP profile at 2133MHz makes the whole process extremely simple, and anyone with a compatible motherboard should be up and running in no time.

Exceleram EP3001A 3 x 2 GB DDR3-1333 MHz CL9 review at Tweak.dk
Description: The EP3001A modules have a speed of DDR3-1333 MHz with CL9 timings, and a tRAS-value of 24. The CRT-timing can be adjusted to 1T, which gives you extra performance. Exceleram have chosen to spare the heatsinks, to minimize the price. The overclocking potential is big, and by loosening the timings, it is possible to hit speeds over DDR3-2000 MHz. We compare the modules in various benchmark tests against kits from both Exceleram and Kingston.

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 FleX Video Card Review @ Rage3D.com
Description: Sapphire's Radeon HD 6870 FleX edition integrates an active DisplayPort adapter onto the PCB to allow three non-DisplayPort monitors for Eyefinity gaming – while retaining the two mini-DP outputs of the reference design. We check out single and crossfire HD 6870 performance in 1080HD and Eyefinity 3 resolutions.

Thermaltake Jing CPU Cooler Review @Hi Tech Legion
Description: The Thermaltake Jing CPU Cooler is Thermaltake's newest addition into the silent operation market. The Jing is positioned to offer high performance cooling with a noise level of only 16dBA. There are 41 0.5mm large aluminum fins and 5 6mm heat-pipes. The fins, base, and heat-pipes are nickel plated for better heat transmission. The Jing comes with 2 custom made fans for push/pull configuration.

Xigmatek Loki CPU Cooler Review @ Tweaknews
Description: Xigmatek's Loki is a terrific little cooler that packs a lot of performance into a compact package that's easily installed and should fit on just about any board and in most cases. Widely available online for as little as $25 US, Loki is also very reasonable and represents an excellent value.

Computing on Demand: Nexus Real Silent CPU Cooler – FLC-3000 R2
Description: Many of today's users seem to look towards a peaceful experience in front of the keyboard instead of the days when we thought having a computer that sounded like a hovercraft was cool. A few companies have made a name for themselves by offering peripherals and devices that marry performance with peace and quiet. Nexus thinks they have the proper balance with their new FLC-3000 (R2).

Antec Sonata IV Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews
Description: Antec has been making computer enclosures for as long as I can remember. When I think of popular computer chassis, one case from Antec almost always comes to mind: their Sonata line of cases. Antec has provided Benchmark Reviews the opportunity to review their latest iteration of their Sonata line, the Sonata IV. The Sonata IV is marketed as being a Quiet Mid Tower case. It aims to bring the Sonata line of cases up to date with such features as a front USB 3.0 port, a spot for a 2.5" SSD drive, and silicon grommets to reduce hard drive vibration. Also included with the Sonata IV is a 620 watt power supply. Can the Sonata IV live up to its predecessors and the Antec name? Read the full review to find out…

Antec Six Hundred Review – XSReviews
Description: When it comes to building a killer rig, there are many important components you have to consider, the case being a big one. You want a case that looks great, is quiet and keeps all of your hardware nice and cool. With this in mind today we look at the Antec Six Hundred.

Corsair Hydro series H60 Watercooling kit Review @ Madshrimps
Description: I was surprised that Corsair launched another complete liquid cooling model, the H60. The H50 being perfect for tiny spaces and moderate cooling demands. The H70 was able to cope with our overclocked Gulftown setup, crushing the H50's performance. It's beefier radiator and dual fan setup was a big step forward for higher cooling demands. Corsairs new H60 is the first new release of it's new partnership with the CoolIT company.

BitFenix Shinobi Review @ Vortez
Description: As tradition would have it, we are here again with the first review of a new case from BitFenix, named Shinobi. Shinobi is a mid-tower case that differs from its bigger brothers the Survivor and Colossus cases by bringing a touch of sleekness and elegance to the table. Available in two variants – window version (being reviewed today) and none-window version this case features 2 pre-installed fans, tool-less mechanisms throughout and of solid steel construction.

Lamptron Fan-Atic 5-Channel Fan Controller Review @ Legit Reviews
Description: The Lamptron Fan-Atic 5-channel fan controller controls 60W per each channel with 3 different voltage output – 12VDC, 5VDC, and Off, which correspond to Full RPM, Low RPM, and Off setting on the fans connected to the controller. So you get full speed cooling capacity or low speed quietness at a flip of the switch. Read on to see how this fan controller performs when we put it to the test!


Consumer Electronics and Software News:

Samsung to begin test production of 32" OLED TVs in 2H 2012, will start investing in a Gen-8 fab in 3Q 2011
Description: There are reports that Samsung plans to begin test production of 32" OLED TVs in the second half of 2012. The company will start to invest in Gen-8 OLED TV production lines in 3Q 2011. LG will be able to make 30" OLED TVs be the end of 2011, and (as we know already) plans a Gen-8 fab for 2011. Sony meanwhile seems to be focusing on professional OLED monitors, and doesn't have any active consumer OLED TV program.

Google Adds Click-to-Call to Gmail Voice Calling
Description: Google has enhanced its voice calling feature in Gmail with an ability to click on phone numbers and call them instantly instead of having to type in the number manually.

Forget Apple, the money is in Android
Description: While the Apple App store is packed full of software and has a better reach, a top developer has pointed out that he makes much more cash from writing Android code.

Google, Bing Have White Lists Of Sites Not To Be Impacted By Algo Changes
Description: Both major search engines admitted today they have 'white lists' of sites that won't be impacted by changes to their algorithms. During the Spam Police session at SMX, Google's Matt Cutts and Bing's Sasi Parthasarathy both confirmed this, the UK Register noted. "Google has admitted that it uses whitelists to manually …

Google Brings Instant Previews to Mobile
Description: The concept of Google Instant, which could give you results before you were even done typing, was further enhanced with the presence of Instant Preview. Instant Previews allows users to click on a magnifying glass while in the search page and get previews of the first few results. Now, four months after the original release of Instant Previews, the concept is coming to mobile.

Pwn2Own day 2: iPhone, BlackBerry beaten; Chrome, Firefox no-shows
Description: On day two of the Pwn2Own competition, Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9800 were both put in the spotlight, and were both successfully compromised. Meanwhile, contestants scheduled to attack Android and Firefox failed to turn up, leaving those platforms unscathed.


Gaming News:

PS3 Ban Lifted in Netherlands
Description: The dispute between Sony and LG has taken another twist, with the ban on imported PS3s being lifted in the Netherlands.

Jurassic Park: The Game Q&A – Back from extinction
Description: We find out a few more details from Telltale Games about its upcoming dinosaur action adventure game.