The Daily VR-Zone News Summary – 25 Feb 2011

mk The Daily VR Zone News Summary   25 Feb 2011

To round up this week's news:

  • Overview of the SandForce SF-2000 Series Solid-State Drive (SSD);
  • Review of Spire Slimod II GPU cooler;
  • Google launches preemptive strike at Office 365 ;
  • Barnes & Noble updates Nook Android app, promises a Honeycomb version this spring;
  • Elder Scrolls V preview up on YouTube;
  • Mortal Kombat banned in Australia etc..

Hardware News:

SandForce SF-2000 Series SSD Overview

Description: SandForce DuraClass technology paired to TRIM support in Windows 7 has helped with this concern, but it was their RAISE technology that provides RAID-like protection for single SSD computer systems paired to AES-128 automatic data encryption that put them on top.

Prolimatec?h Super Mega Cooler

Description: The shape of the heat sink inherits the radiator of the Super Mega Megahalems cooler because Prolimatech was not an experiment. Between the aluminum fins are now found scattered copper fins, reducing the weight increased from 790 grams to 155 grams once to 945 grams.

Spire Slimod II Review

Description: Spire are internationally recognised as a premiere producer of cooling technology that specialises in cooling for gaming PCs. But as usual, a name doesn't give you a pass in XSR testing, so let's see how their latest iteration of GPU cooler, the Slimod II stands up.

Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Cooler

Description: One of the additions to the Corsair cooling line-up was the original Hydro H50 CPU cooler which provided a near plug-and-play water cooling system for your CPU. Now Corsair is back again with a revamped and beefed up solution called the Hydro H70.

Gigabyte P67A-UD7 Motherboar?d Review

Description: The GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 is not just new in terms of looks, but also sports all the latest innovations from GIGABYTE’s laboratories, including 24-phase power design, Driver MOSFETs and Dynamic Energy Saver 2 technology.

Antec Six Hundred V2 PC Case Review

Description: The Antec 600 v2 is a slight redesign of the original Antec 600 featuring some new attributes like a larger storage hole for cables, front hot-swap 2.5" bay, top mounted "moon roof" window, and a CPU-Backplate cut out for aftermarket cooler installation, like the Antec Kühler 620.

Consumer Electronics and Software News:

Google changes search algorithms

Description: Google made the algorithmic announcement on its blog yesterday and said that the change is significant. However, it is only designed to target low value websites that copy content from other websites.

Mac OS X Lion: A Quick Peek at Its Current State

Description: One of the cooler new features not seen before is AirDrop. Say you're somewhere with no Internet connectivity, don't have a USB key handy, and want to transfer a file to another Mac user in the room. Go into an options page and enable the feature.

Google launches preemptive strike at Office 365

Description: Google's new Cloud Connect collaboration add-in for Microsoft Office strikes at the heart of the Office 365 juggernaut

Plants Vs. Zombies, Fable Coin Golf and more coming to Windows Phone 7

Description: For a six-week period this spring the company will release a series of popular mobile games that have yet to make their way to the platform. The “Must Have Games” sale will include Plants Vs. Zombies, Hydro Thunder Go, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, geoDefense, Doodle Jump and “more,” according to Microsoft’s Major Nelson.

Barnes & Noble updates Nook Android app, promises a Honeycomb version this spring

Description: Okay, so they're rather minor updates, but our guess is that the Nook Honeycomb app that's being promised for some time this spring will be far more exciting. Yep, it's a lot of B&N Android, but while we're on the topic, we've got to admit we're wondering about the whereabouts of that Nook Color app store, which was announced back in November.

Apple releases FaceTime on Mac App Store for 99 cents

Description: Staff Buyers of Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup will get the newly out-of-beta FaceTime for Mac free with a new machine, while existing Mac users can buy the video chat software on the Mac App Store for 99 cents.

Gaming News:

Elder Scrolls V preview up on YouTube

Description: Rockville-based game company Bethesda Softworks has released an in-game preview of the latest installment of its popular Elder Scrolls series of games. The latest installment, called Skyrim, is due Nov. 11.

Mortal Kombat banned in Australia

Description: Although many pundits are predicting a change to Australia’s classification system coming soon, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's (WBIE) upcoming Mortal Kombat is the latest game to fall victim to Australia's outdated classification rules.

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