The Daily VR-Zone News Summary – 21 January 2011
To round up this week’s news: AMD’s CEO got the push to improve profitability; Antec unleashes Six Hundred V2 Gaming PC chassis; HTC Wildfire and Legend get Android 2.2 Froyo update; Apple tightens the screws on iPhone 4; and Sony holds PlayStation Fest at Cineleisure in Singapore
Description: The Z9 Plus computer case aims to please with attractive features at an attractive price. Zalman has included such features as a 2 channel fan controller and temperature display built into the 4 USB front I/O panel. The Z9 Plus supports up to 7 system fans, as well as up to 290mm video cards for your convenience.
Description: With the HAF 912 Plus Cooler Master shows a steel midi-tower that comes with a lot of useful features as well as a decent design. Also the manufacturing quality is on a good level. About a lot of other things we will write on the following pages.
Description: The Aegir is a high-end tower cooler based on the developed D.L.H.D.T. (Double Layer with Heat-pipe Direct Touch) structure. With its two 8mm and two 6mm Heat-pipes on the H.D.T. Base and the two 6mm Heat-pipes on the 2nd layer, it is launched as a “World Exclusive Technology Cooler” but also outstanding and great performance.
Description: Antec has announced the Six Hundred V2, adding on to its family of gaming chassis. Measuring 491mm x 212mm x 492mm and weighing 6.9kg, Antec has added several nifty features such as a built-in 2.5″ hot swap hard drive caddy , a cable management compartment etc, distinguishing it significantly from competitors.
Description: NVIDIA’s biggest announcement at CES 2011 was undoubtedly Project Denver – NVIDIA’s own “Fusion” product. Tegra General Manager, Mike Rayfield, has revealed that NVIDIA’s Maxwell generation of GPUs will be used for the first end-product for Project Denver, in an interview with Hexus.
Description: DIRK MEYER was not forced out of his job as AMD’s CEO because he lost the plot on devising a mobile strategy, as the company’s leadership even now doesn’t seem all that bothered about it.
Consumer Electronics and Software news:
Description: It is official. Android 2.2 Froyo update is now available for HTC Wildfire and HTC Legend smartphones. Well, for HTC Legend owners, the update has already been available in December last month, but if you haven’t updated it yet, you should.
Description: If you fancy an Android-powered tablet that has the raw computing horsepower and hardware to go up toe to toe against Samsung’s popular (and overpowered) Galaxy Tab, China may just be the best place to be for the upcoming holidays.
Description: ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection announces the release of ESET Mobile Security Business Edition BETA for public testing. Built for Smartphones and Pocket-PCs running Windows Mobile and Symbian operating systems, it delivers unparalleled data security and protection against emerging threats.
Description: If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em? More than a month after merger talks between Groupon and Google reportedly dissolved, the search giant is now prepping its own deals site, dubbed Google Offers, according to Mashable.
Description: In line with its infamous philosophy of maintaining absolute control over its products, sources said U.S. Apple stores are replacing screws on iPhone 4s brought for servicing with tamper-proof screws to prevent anyone else from opening the device.
Description: Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong (SCEH) held the PlayStation Fest at Cineleisure in Singapore, running today and tomorrow, which showcase the upcoming PlayStation Move and 3D titles this year.
Description: Walking around the show floor at Nintendo’s Amsterdam showcase it’s clear that the quality of 3D is going to vary wildly, and Konami’s efforts are near the head of the pack. Pro Evolution Soccer 3D has depth, clarity and some crisp visuals borrowed from the series’ mainline, and the demo did its best to flaunt its achievements to the hilt.