The Daily VR-Zone News Summary – 31 December 2010

dragonrider The Daily VR Zone News Summary   31 December 2010

To wrap up this week’s news: check out the review of the In Win Dragon Rider Full Tower E-ATX PC case; Challenger Pro gaming keyboard reviewed; All mobile phones could soon use a single type of charger; and review of the game – Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. Last but not least, Goodbye 2010 and Happy New Year 2011!

Hardware News

Rumour: AMD preparing “revision” for HD 6950/6970?

Gabriel Rouchon, CEO of water-cooling experts Swiftech, has revealed that AMD is planning to release a revised PCB for the Cayman cards HD 6950 and HD 6970.

In Win Dragon Rider Full Tower E-ATX PC Case Review

Drawing its look from the medieval age, the Dragon Rider is designed to protect and keep even the most demanding components cool. This beast is prepared for E-ATX motherboards along with great features such as USB 3.0 capability, a 220mm side fan and an enlarged CPU cutout hole.

 

The TRTL STAND 4 for iPhone 4

The TRTL STAND 4 is a shell case for the iPhone 4 that can double as a strand for watching videos or as a tripod for taking pictures…

 

Thermaltake TT ESports Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard Review

The Challenger Pro gaming keyboard (part of Thermaltake’s Tt eSports line) brings a host of extra functions to the table including 10 macro keys, two USB 2.0 ports, a detachable USB cord and an adjustable hand cooling fan.

 

Deepcool Ice Matrix 600 Heatsink Review

Deepcool’s Ice Matrix 600 heatsink is a relatively flat profile tower cooler that stands 165mm tall, 70mm deep. It weighs upwards of 1100grams and is built with no fewer than six, U-shaped 6mm diameter copper heatpipes that wind their way from the copper base plate to the top of the 103mm tall aluminum fin stack.

 

MSI Big Bang XPower X58 Review

The Big Bang XPower is MSIs recent flagship model regarding the socket 1366. Especially overclockers as well as PC-enthusiasts should be able to enjoy this thing.

 

Consumer Electronics and Software News

HTC files trademark for HTC Scribe, hints at tablet device

Despite other manufacturers who have launched their tablet devices, HTC has none yet to compete in this space. But that could change next year as the Taiwanese company has filed a trademark to the names “Scribe” and “HTC Scribe” which hint at the possibility of the tablet device.

 

Piracy Rears Its Ugly Head At Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 may have reached a new high in terms of user experience, but it appears that the Redmond giant has forgotten about one key aspect of the OS in their quest to make it as user-friendly and polished as possible. And it appears that this oversight may be coming back to bite them hard: a developer has created a proof-of-concept app which allows users to download any paid app from the Windows Marketplace…for free.

 

Facebook Passes Google In Popularity

Facebook previously passed Google in time of use, and now Facebook has passed Google in both unique visitors and will soon be passing Google in pages viewed, assuming trends hold up.

 

Standard phone charger due in early 2011

All mobile phones could soon use a single type of charger. The world’s 14 most prominent mobile manufacturers have been sent details by the European Commission of a new standard connection, after they agreed to sign up to it in June 2009.

 

B&N Says Nook Top Selling Product Ever

Not to be outdone by rival Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble says the Nook electronic reader is its best-selling item in the bookseller’s nearly 40-year history.

 

Gaming News

Nintendo Warns Against Possible 3DS Eye Damage

Is Nintendo about to alienate a core section of its audience? In advance of a special event for the 3DS in Japan, Nintendo released a statement warning parents that children ages six or younger should only use 2D mode when playing the upcoming handheld.

 

Indie Game ‘The Movie’ Trailer

Indie developer Derek Yu tells of his love for video games and the craft behind making them in this trailer for the documentary.

 

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom Review

Travel through a fantasy world in the company of a magical creature, bravely combating the forces of evil by puzzle-solving and using deft combat skills.

Prev1 of 5Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse
VR-Zone is a leading online technology news publication reporting on bleeding edge trends in PC and mobile gadgets, with in-depth reviews and commentaries.