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In today's news roundup:

  • The new ASUS GTX 560 DirectCU II TOP features an aluminium base and triple heatpipe design to transfer the heat directly from the GPU with maximum efficiency;
  • Under the SSDs hood lies the SandForce SF-1222 which has been coupled with 25nm NAND flash chips. How will the G.Skill Phoenix Evo 115GB SSD compare to the likes of the OCZ Vertex 3 and other SF-1222 based drives like the Corsair Force F120?;
  • ASUS has recently showed off their 4.3-inch phone and a 10.1-inch tablet dock, but the company says it has not finalized the Padfone's specifications ;
  • Alaska Airlines said Friday it will issue iPad tablet computers to its pilots to replace up to 25 pounds of paper flight manuals ;
  • After an extended preview of Bioshock Infinite, Ken Levine explains the love/hate relationship between his female characters and their monstrous protectors , and
  • Battlefield 3 puts you in the shoes of a soldier, while Modern Warfare 3 puts you in the shoes of an action hero .

Hardware news

ASUS GTX 560 DirectCU II TOP @ OCAU

Description: The cooling solution implemented with this ASUS GTX 560 is a more compact version than seen in the previously reviewed ASUS GeForce GTX 580 DirectCU II. It features an aluminium base and triple heatpipe design to transfer the heat directly from the GPU with maximum efficiency, while the two 7.5cm PWM controlled fans push cool air over the main aluminium heatsink and connecting triple heatpipe array.

ASUS Radeon HD 6870 DirectCU II 1GB Video Card Overclocked Review

Description: While the HD 6870 has been around for a while, we've actually seen a few companies release new versions of the card. While the DirectCU II version from ASUS has been out for a little while now; after using it in our $599 AMD Gaming PC Built and Tested and it doing a good job of impressing us, we had to make some time to look at it in all its glory

Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Cooler Review @ Real World Labs

Description: Excellent build quality, incredible cooling performance, easy installation and a easy to use control software are just a few of the things that make the latest KUHLER H2O 920 by Antec the best All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler solution in the market today.

G.Skill Phoenix Evo 115GB SSD Review @ ITShootOut.com

Description: Today we are looking at the firm's flagship product; the Phoenix Evo. Under the SSDs hood lies the SandForce SF-1222 which has been coupled with 25nm NAND flash chips. How will it compare to the likes of the OCZ Vertex 3 and other SF-1222 based drives like the Corsair Force F120?

GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews

Description: GIGABYTE has been putting out quality motherboards for years now! Today we have the opportunity to look at the Flagship Intel P67 motherboard, the P67A-UD7-B3. With an impressive number of USB 3.0 ports and 24 phase power for the CPU the GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 is sure to please. How will this flagship product stack up to the other Intel P67 motherboards we have tested?

Intel 510 Series SSD @ InsideHW

Description: Intel’s controllers have always been the best money could buy, forcing other manufacturers to advance quickly in order to remain competitive. The model we’ve received for testing this time is the first generation of Intel’s SSDs to include SATA 6 Gb/s support…

Consumer Electronics and Software news

ASUS' Padfone Combines Smartphone With Tablet Dock

Description: The new Android-based phone-slate combo is basically an Android handset with a companion touch-based tablet dock that has a rear slot for holding your smartphone. ASUS is currently showing off a 4.3-inch phone and a 10.1-inch tablet dock, but the company says it has not finalized the Padfone's specifications.

Google Sued by PayPal Over Claims It Stole Trade Secrets

Description: Google Inc. was sued by PayPal Inc., the fastest-growing unit at online marketplace EBay Inc., over claims it misappropriated trade secrets from PayPal’s mobile- payment business.

ViewSonic, Gigabyte Announce Tablets at Computex

Description: ViewSonic announced a seven-inch Honeycomb tablet, the ViewPad 7X. Also, the specs we reported were spot on. The ViewPad 7X will sport seven in LED display (1,024 x 600) with 10-point multitouch. It will also have a NVIDIA processor, Wi-Fi, HSPA+ data, HDMI port, DNLA support, and rear- and front-facing cameras.

Alaska Airlines issues iPads to pilots

Description: Alaska Airlines said Friday it will issue iPad tablet computers to its pilots to replace up to 25 pounds of paper flight manuals. The 1.5-pound iPad, to be issued to all pilots by mid-June, must be stowed during takeoff and landing — just as passengers are required to do.

Arctic Sound E461 Earphones Review

Description: These have taken on quite a shiny and angular appearance since the last set we tested. And while the looks are more radical, they say the performance is, too. They even go as far this time as to provide a frequency response curve chart for us to ogle at.

Gaming news

Week in gaming: Bioshock Infinite, Modern Warfare 3

Description: After showing the press an extended preview of Bioshock Infinite, Ken Levine explains the love/hate relationship between his female characters and their monstrous protectors.

Modern Warfare 3: The Year's Most Relentless Shooter

Description: Battlefield 3 puts you in the shoes of a soldier, while Modern Warfare 3 puts you in the shoes of an action hero. Not to say that Battlefield 3 isn't without spectacle – it clearly has its fair share of razed buildings and shockwaves rippling through city streets – but it also appears to have a lot more calm before each bullet storm.