The Daily VR-Zone News Summary – 9 Feb 2011
In today's news roundup:
- Review of Kingston HyperX Special Edition Sandy Bridge 1600MHz CL9
- Review of Sunbeamtech Twister 120 CPU Cooler
- Nokia drops MeeGo phone before launch
- HP's Palm set to unveil tablet
- Video Game Review: Dungeons, and more..
Description: Kingston’s KHX1600C9D3X2K2/4GX is a kit of two 256M x 64-bit 2GB (2048MB) DDR3-1600MHz CL9 SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) memory modules, based on sixteen 128M x 8-bit DDR3 FBGA components per module. Each module kit supports Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles).
Description: The TWISTER 120 incorporates our newest ISO-Turbo Technology for increased cooling. The dual 120mm MFDB fan spins in opposite direction which allows for more concentrated airflow, combined with the three 8mm heat pipes and large fin area, the TWISTER 120 offers one of the best cooling capabilities in its class.
Description: Xigmatek’s Aegir CPU cooler does indeed bring a lot to the party. With excellent cooling performance and a robust, yet easily installed mounting solution, this cooler ranks at the top of its class. White LEDs in the fan frame add a bit of visual interest to the smoky, PWM fan and will fit nicely into many color schemes for the enthusiast thet cares about this sort of thing.
Description: ADATA started to introduce speedy USB 3.0 flash drives to the market, one of them being the Superior Series S102 16GB model. These products have different read/write speeds depending on the capacity and thanks to their very high read speed performances we can use them successfully for booting Live USB Linux distributions or for transferring the Windows 7/Vista install kits, to speed up the OS installation.
Description: With the launch of the GTX 570 series, some manufacturers including Gainward also came up wit their overclocked GTX 570 models and Golden Sample that provide an increase of performance of almost 2.5 to 9.3%
Consumer Electronics and Software News:
Description: Nokia has stopped developing its first smartphone using the MeeGo operating system, two industry sources close to the company said.
Description: Ever hear of Coloud? I didn’t until one of their sets of headphones appeared on my doorstep for review. Their new line is called Colors and they’re aptly named as you can get them in many different colors.
Description: The Vatican put its foot down Wednesday over the idea of “confessing” by iPhone, after news that US users can now download an application for the Apple gadget that helps the faithful gain absolution.
Description: HP has plenty riding on the event, which will showcase the webOS mobile operating system — the most valuable asset the company acquired when it bought handheld pioneer Palm last summer for $1.2 billion. HP plans to roll out webOS in a number of products across its portfolio.
Korean manufacturer LG Electronics has filed lawsuits over alleged patent infringements in Sony’s Playstation 3 console and Bravia TVs.
Description: It seems in this day and age everybody wants a piece of the PC peripherals market. This time Corsair, famous for manufacturing PC hardware, released its own lineup of high-end speakers and headsets. Packing in many popular features, the Corsair HS1NA USB Gaming Headset comes with 7.1 virtual surround sound and massive 50mm drivers.
Description: You Don’t Know Jack returns in a package that finally brings the game onto the current generation of consoles, without losing any of the irreverence that originally made it a hit. With solo, and multiplayer (online and off) options, it’s a fun title to stick in when you’re not grinding away in Fallout or fragging people in Black Ops.
Description: Publisher Kalypso and developer Realmform Studios have introduced Dungeons, which on first blush looks like a spiritual successor to the famed series. You play a Dungeon Lord who builds deathtrap dungeons to spread his influence on the land above, and must protect his dungeon heart from invaders, all while trying to keep the denizens happy.