The Pirate Bay Site Taken Offline Again

From DailyTech: Piracy is one of those subjects that raise strong arguments on both sides of the issue. The major film and music studios along with major software companies claim they lose millions to piracy each year. At the same time, the legal campaigns and lawsuits brought against the internet users accused of piracy often cast much too wide a net and rake in innocent users who are harassed for things they didn’t do.

Are you aware of the fact that megapixel count is not necessarily an indication of image quality?

Yes
89% (125 votes)
No
11% (16 votes)
Total votes: 141

Logitech G500 Review

Engineered for advanced precision and control. That was the slogan used on the retail box of Logitech's MX500 high performance optical mouse way back in the day (Funny how I still remember it so clearly so many years later, haha). The Logitech MX500 was undoubtedly a success when it was released in 2003, and it was held in very high regard by enthusiasts and gamers alike. In fact, the same Logitech MX500 I purchased in Hong Kong more than half a decade ago still holds its own special place here at APH Networks in Calgary, Alberta. But performance was not the only reason why I liked it so much. It was the contoured shape of the shell that delivered a snug and comfortable fit, especially for a user such as yours truly who enjoys operating a mouse with my palm resting over its entire surface. And I was not the only one that liked the mouse so much for its cutting edge performance during its time, as well as its brilliant shell shape. Its popularity led to the same basic design being carried over to the MX510 and MX518; when the laser sensor came along, the G5 and G5 V2 were also created. Being a proud owner of every mouse in the series, it should not be surprising that Logitech's latest successor is being added to my collection -- other than maybe the fact that it wasn't until now that I am reviewing it! Building upon the G5 V2 as aforementioned that received the highest mark ever awarded on APH Networks since May 2007, and has held that honor ever since for three years and counting, how will the Logitech G500 -- now with a even more powerful laser sensor, 'frictionless' scroll wheel, and onboard memory -- step up against its very well received predecessors? Read on to find out!

Continue reading: Logitech G500 Laser Mouse review

Nvidia GeForce GTX 465 Tested by Chinese Site

From Tom's Hardware: It's been no well-kept secret, and now we see early, semi-real evidence that there will soon be a new addition to the Fermi family.

A GeForce GTX 460 with 1GB RAM has been spotted on several European e-tailer websites.

Nvidia Shipped “Few Hundred Thousand” Fermi Processors – Chief Exec of Nvidia

From X-bit Labs: Chief executive officer of Nvidia Corp. said that the company has already shipped hundreds of thousands graphics processing units (GPUs) that belong to the latest Fermi family of chips. The comment is more than surprising, considering the facts that production of the appropriate GPUs seems to have been hampered by poor yields and currently available Fermi processors are pretty expensive.

Google Apps gets big boost from Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim

From InfoWorld: Google's full-court marketing blitz to counter the Microsoft Office 2010 upgrade includes a familiar face to assure old-school IT executives that cloud computing can be trusted: Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun.

Nvidia CFO: Manufacturing Yield Problems Are 'easing'

From PC World: Manufacturing problems that delayed the release of Nvidia's high-end Fermi chip family have eased, giving the company a boost in terms of sales and gross margin, the company's chief financial officer said Thursday.

RIM tablet said to be 'companion device'

From CNET News.com: Boy Genius Report said on Thursday that it confirmed with multiple sources that the upcoming Research In Motion tablet will be a "companion device." Where have you heard that before? Oh right: The ill-fated Palm Foleo. The "best idea" Palm founder Jeff Hawkins' ever had that was canceled after its announcement but before a single product was ever shipped.

HTC EVO 4G Preorders Begin at Best Buy, Satisfaction Guarantee Announced

From DailyTech: The next generation iPhone packs some pretty attractive hardware, but the HTC EVO 4G phone from Sprint packs virtually identical or superior stats in every category and will be available sooner. Preorders for the phone just began exclusively at Best Buy -- with RadioShack and Wal-Mart soon to follow. The phone itself will ship on June 4.

Articles Roundup: May 13, 2010

In Win Ironclad Full Tower Case @ ThinkComputers.org
Edifier S730 2.1 Speaker @ Technic3D
XClio A380Color-PLUS Full Tower Case @ TechwareLabs

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