The Daily VR-Zone News Summary – 24 May 2011

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In today's news roundup:

  • The MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC video card is the current card on the bench so to speak, and as you can tell from the name this offering from MSI carries its top end Twin Frozr III cooler equipped with twin propeller blade fans ;
  • So is Asus' ENGTX460 Voltage Tweak Edition still a relevant graphics card solution even today? To be honest, I'd have to say with AMD's and Nvidia's next generation offerings and the competition between the two keeping prices as low as possible…;
  • While we might hear a lot about Windows 8 this year, it's now unclear if we'll be able to purchase Windows 8-based systems in 2012 ;
  • The new Yahoo upgrade will allow users to post updates to Facebook and Twitter accounts from within Yahoo email and will be two times faster ;
  • While cached images on CallofDuty.com's Modern Warfare 3 site hint that the game could be destined for Nintendo platforms, developer Infinity Ward is currently dodging questions on the subject , and
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a marvel among role-playing games .

Hardware news

Synology DiskStation DS211 NAS Server Review @ Real World Labs

Description: The Synology DiskStation DS211 is a home/small business oriented 2-bay NAS Server with countless useful features, impressive OS, classy design and an very tempting price tag attached

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC @ Benchmark Reviews

Description: The MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC video card is the current card on the bench so to speak, and as you can tell from the name this offering from MSI carries its top end Twin Frozr III cooler equipped with twin propeller blade fans.

OCZ Technology Vertex 3 240GB Retail Solid State Drive Review

Description: As it stands right now, the OCZ Vertex 3 240GB is one of the fastest and most sought out SSDs on the market. OCZ recently launched the new Vertex 3 Max IOPS models (a full review is just days away) with a higher maximum IOPS burst, but that may actually give the 'plain' Vertex 3 a better price point."

NZXT H2 Silent Mid-tower Case Review @Hi Tech Legion

Description: The NZXT H2 silent mid-tower case is equipped with sound dampening foam on the front and on both sides. The NZXT H2 mid-tower case also has a built-in 3-stage fan controller to further lower the sound generated inside.

Asus ENGTX460 GTX 460 Voltage Tweak Review @ Tweaknews

Description: So is Asus' ENGTX460 Voltage Tweak Edition still a relevant graphics card solution even today? To be honest, I'd have to say with AMD's and Nvidia's next generation offerings and the competition between the two keeping prices as low as possible, it would be hard to say that this card would be a way to save a couple bucks.

Consumer Electronics and Software news

Is Windows 8 Coming Out in 2012 or Not?

Description: While we might hear a lot about Windows 8 this year, it's now unclear if we'll be able to purchase Windows 8-based systems in 2012. Windows 7 made its debut in October 2009, almost three years after Vista launched in January 2007.

Firefox 5 beta arrives for desktop and Android

Description: Mozilla has announced the availability of the first Firefox 5 beta release for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android. The new desktop version includes a built-in release channel switcher and support for CSS animations.

Yahoo upgrading email service

Description: The upgrade will allow users to post updates to Facebook and Twitter accounts from within Yahoo email and will be two times faster. The new service will also allow attachments of up to 100 megabytes.

Apple iPhone 5 Will Feature Curved Glass Display

Description: Apple’s iPhone 5 will feature a curved-glass touch-screen display, according to a new DigiTimes report.

Samsung Infuse Review: Oh Finally, a Phone for Giants

Description: The Infuse, at 4.5 inches, is the next logical step. The fundamental questions: Does the human race need a phone this big?

Gaming news

Modern Warfare 3 Wii not confirmed – Infinity Ward

Description: While cached images on CallofDuty.com's Modern Warfare 3 site hint that the game could be destined for Nintendo platforms, developer Infinity Ward is currently dodging questions on the subject.

Assassin's Creed Revelations: Locations Revealed

Description: Ezio will travel to new and familiar places in his unending quest to take down the Templars.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Description: Richly textured and stuffed with memorable moments, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a marvel among role-playing games.

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