The Daily VR-Zone News Summary – 27 April 2011

psn The Daily VR Zone News Summary   27 April 2011

In today's news roundup:

  • LG has signed an agreement with ARM that will see the Korean OEM obtaining the rights to develop its own microprocessors based off the ARM Cortex A15 processor and Mali-T604 GPU;
  • Additional details about Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processors have been revealed in Intel's roadmaps;
  • Dell has quietly dated its upcoming Precision M4600 and M6600 notebooks for May 10 this year;
  • Apple is finally set to release its elusive white iPhone 4 for sale tomorrow;
  • Sega is reportedly planning a new Hatsune Miku project that will most likely be known as Project Diva ver2.5, and
  • Sony has announced that the week-long downtime of its PlayStation Network service has resulted in unauthorized personnel may have made off with personal information stored on its servers.

Hardware news

LG Licenses Latest ARM Cortex-A15 Processor, Mali-T604 Graphics Technologies
Description: ARM, a leading designer of microprocessor and graphics technologies, and LG Electronics, a major consumer electronics companies, on Monday said that they had signed agreements under which LG will be able to develop microprocessors, graphics processors and system-on-chip solutions based on ARM Cortex-A15 and Mali-T604 technologies.

Additional Details on Sandy Bridge-E Processors, X79, and LGA2011
Description: The latest Intel roadmap has come out, and it's already being discussed elsewhere, so we're going to weigh in with our own analysis of the content as there's plenty of interesting bits of information to sift through. We’ll be looking at other areas over the coming days, but today we’re going to start with the Sandy Bridge-E (SNB-E) processors.

Intel series 320 SSD review
Description: We review the Intel series 320 SSD. Armed with cheaper NAND flash memory this drive competes at the middle segment tagged with a decent price. But will it be enough to compete with the competition ?

Thermaltake's Level 10 GT enclosure
Description: If you care the slightest bit about computer cases, odds are you're aware of Thermaltake's Level 10. Co-designed with BMW Group DesignworksUSA and shaped like a cross between the monolith in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and some sort of sci-fi skyscraper, the Level 10 dazes and amazes. No other computer enclosure looks quite like it.

Lancool PC-K57 Case Review
Description: Lancool is a brand that belongs to Lian Li, a manufacturer that is famous for its top-notch aluminum cases. The new PC-K57, however, is completely manufactured in steel, helping it to reach a very affordable price tag of USD 70, while still coming with lots of features only found on more expensive models. Is the PC-K57 a good product? Let’s check it out.


Consumer Electronics and Software news

Samsung announces a new 17.3" 3D laptop in Korea
Description: Samsung announced a new 3D laptop, the SENS-RF712. It's a 17.3" laptop with active-shutter 3D support. The display is a super-bright LCD offering up to 400nits brightness (even on 3D). Other features include a 2nd generation quad-core Intel CPUS, an AMD HD6650M GPU (2GB VRAM). The laptop inclues Samsung's Fast Start feature (boot up in 3 seconds) and a PowerPlus battery (can last up to 3 times longer than a conventional battery).

Buffalo reveals sleek design for powerful portable DVD drive
Description: Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of storage and wireless networking solutions, is today announcing a stylish and convenient design for its optical storage range.

Google Video To Be Search Only
Description: Over the weekend, Google emailed those who are hosting videos on Google Video that they are going to be removing all the videos on Google Video for good.

Dell quietly dates Precision M4600, M6600 for May 10
Description: The new Dell Precision mobile workstations, the M4600 and M6600, have been quietly dated and priced. The notebooks which had their specs recently leaked, will arrive May 10, with the 15.6-inch M4600 priced from $1,678 while the 17.3-inch M6600 is priced from $2,158. Both will run a choice of Intel’s second-generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors.

White iPhone 4 releases tomorrow, finally
Description: The rare albino iPhone 4 has been spotted numerous times in the wild, skulking through the trees in the magical United Kingdom, cavorting across the mysterious lands of Vietnam, and most recently standing in formation in Belgium. Now it's coming somewhere rather less exotic: the Apple Store. Apple has finally announced it will release the white iPhone 4 tomorrow around the world. Here in the US it'll come in both AT&T and Verizon flavors, warming the hearts and minds of those who like a little less pigment on their handsets.

Oracle May Cease Support of Popular Linux Distributives Too
Description: In a bid to further consolidate its server business in general and mission-critical server in particular, Oracle may in future cease support of popular Red Hat and SUSE Linux operating systems, according to an analyst. This currently seems to be a problem for a lot of customers using Intel Corp.'s Itanium-based systems from HP, who are unsure about the future of Itanium in general and HP-UX in particular.


Gaming news

Sega Has a New Miku Project, Might Call It Project Diva Ver. 2.5
Description: Sega has a new Hatsune Miku project in the works and we will see light of it tomorrow. Siliconera reported information that the game will be titled “Project Diva Ver2.5″ as quoted from Famitsu magazine. A teaser site has been put up as well.

The Interrogation Room: Resistance 3
Description: We recently had the chance to go hands-on with the third installment of Insomniac Games' PlayStation 3-exclusive first-person shooter franchise. Check out what we learned about (and thought of) Resistance 3's story, characters, setting, and weapons!

PlayStation Network Account Data Compromised
Description: After nearly a week of downtime for the PlayStation Network, Sony announced today some alarming news: It believes users' personal information — including name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and PSN online ID — has been obtained by an "unauthorized person."

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