Who says ebooks aren’t suitable for kids? Well, Barnes & Noble is launching Nook Kids for children aged 3 to 8 years old. According to the largest book retailer in the United States, the digital collection will consist of more than 12,000 books including picture books and novels.
Soon enough, you will be able to purchase Windows PC games from Microsoft marketplace. The software giant will be launching an online store on November 15 that allows consumers to buy e-copies of games to their PC. No need to download any special software like what you are doing today.
Yesterday, Dell Asia Pacific held an event in Singapore to announce the latest XPS laptops. Come in 14- and 15-inch screen sizes, the XPS incorporate JBL speakers and powerful Nvidia graphics to provide high-definition entertainement to home users. But that’s not all, we also saw the Dell Streak Android tablet and Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone 7.
We all know that Apple makes computers and consumer electronic devices which are jaw-droppingly beautiful and well-designed, and the recently-launched Macbook Air is probably the best proof of that. And thanks to the guys at iFixit, it seems that Apple also had a ‘extra’ agenda in mind when designing the 11-inch Macbook Air. And that
Is the retail price of S$109 for the recently-launched StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty game too expensive? For those who think that it is so, fret not: Blizzard has announced a new, alternative pricing that should appeal to more casual players. The company is releasing a series of prepaid game card options which will allow
ASUS unveils two new EAH6800 Series DirectX 11 graphics cards, the EAH6850 DirectCU and EAH6870. With sufficient cooling, both cards can be overclocked for up to 50% performance boost with ASUS’ exclusive Voltage Tweak utility. The EAH6850 DirectCU uses direct heat pipe contact for 20% better cooling performance compared to the reference design. The EAH6800
Earlier this year, we heard that OCZ Technology Group Inc. was concentrating on Solid State Drive (SSD) storage solutions. With a new SSD manufacturing facility, an all-new proprietary High-Speed Data Link (HSDL) interface, and a plethora of SSD products under their belt, even the most seasoned hardware enthusiast can get confused sometimes. OCZ makes it
Last week marked the official launch of the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system and LG was one of the makers to introduce their smartphone based on this platform. We at VR-Zone managed to get our hands on the LG Optimus 7 and see if the Windows Phone 7 has what it takes to take on the competition.
Regardless of what people may think about the hype of moving most software and services to the ‘cloud’, it is clear that many companies see it as the future of computing, and Microsoft is definitely no exception. In fact, the Redmond company is apparently so convinced about the potential of cloud computing that it has
Today we are going to test Thortech’s very first power supply unit, the Thunderbolt PLUS 800W. Thortech Power is a subsidiary of GeIL, a well-known RAM manufacturer. Seeing a RAM manufacturer releasing a PSU is nothing new; several more have done so in the past. However, GeIL’s approach differs because their PSU is designed ground-up
Official press slides pertaining to the Radeon HD 6800 series has been leaked on Chiphell. The slides reveal the specifications and features of the Radeon HD 6850/6870. The Radeon HD 6800 cards are based on Barts, with 1.7 billion transistors an a die size of 255 mm2. It features a tweaked architecture with a reconfigured
Dirt 2 and Battleforge (both DX11 titles) benchmarks have been leaked at PCOnline Forums (originating from PCZilla BBS), comparing the upcoming Radeon HD 6850/6870 cards to their likely competitors – the GTX 460. Both titles were previously believed to favour the Nvidia cards, thanks to its stronger tessellation performance. However, it is clear that AMD
The act of Jailbreaking an iOS-powered device can often be likened to a game of cat and mouse played out by Apple and hacking community. Except that this time, the mouse is the ultimate winner of the game: a group of hackers have recently announced the the release of a new Jailbreak tool which exploits
Most touchscreen mobile phones usually cost a pretty penny, but Nokia latest phone is probably anything but expensive. Known as the C5-03, the Finnish mobile phone giant has claimed that it is fully capable of covering “all the essentials for modern-day cellphones”, sans the hefty price tag.
Symantec Corp. today announced availability of the public beta of Norton 360 version 5.0, an award-winning premium all-in-one security suite. Norton 360 beta incorporates the powerful security protection found in Norton Internet Security 2011, including the latest generation of the Norton reputation-based security technology, Norton Insight 2.0. Read on to view the full press release
We know, it’s only October, but as we anticipate the rush of year-end partying and celebrations, what’s a better way than to stay in shape then by kick-starting your fitness and health regimen now? This month, the Nokia Ovi Store brings you apps which will improve your fitness and heath routines, and hopefully keep you
Today, Samsung announced their new range of mobile computers which include the QX310, RF and SF series, as well as NF210 netbooks. The notebook and netbook PCs will be available this month and early next month.
Is bigger always better? It may apply in most situations, but the new Dell Mini 1018 does seem to discredit that particular saying. So is smaller better in this case? VR-Zone puts Dell’s latest netbook to the test with our surgical skills and analytic brains.
The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 smartphone is the first Curve series device to support 3G. The 9300 although targeted at the budget-conscious, sports excellent messaging and push mail, as well as multimedia and social networking features. VR-Zone.com checks out the new BlackBerry to see how good it really is.
Samsung has started mass producing 100GB and 200GB enterprise-class solid state drives that use 40nm SLC NAND flash chips. Performance wise, these new SSDs can reach nearly 50,000 IOPS and boast 260MB/sec transfer rates.