Nvidia Readies Third GeForce GTX 400 Graphics Board – Rumours

From X-bit Labs: In a bid to quicker capture market share with its latest Fermi-architecture products, Nvidia Corp. reportedly plans to release an additional graphics card within the GeForce GTX 400-series, which will be based on the same GF100 chip, but with lower amount of streaming processors.

Company Sues Acer, Dell, HP, Intel, Others for Patent Infringement

From X-bit Labs: WiLan, a little known company that acquires patents in order to license them to third parties, this week accused numerous companies, including the world’s largest suppliers of personal computers and peripherals as well as leading makers of chips, of Bluetooth technology-related patents infringement.

Microsoft to roll out Visual Studio upgrade

From InfoWorld: Without further adieu, Microsoft will release on Monday its Visual Studio 2010 software development system and the accompanying .Net Framework 4 platform, followed later in the week by the release of the Silverlight 4 rich Internet plug-in software.

Twitter Acquires Tweetie Developer Atebits

From PC World: There was no shortage of Twitter clients for Apple's new iPad when it debuted last week, but one absence struck us as conspicuous: where was popular iPhone app--and App Gem winner--Tweetie? That question now lays answered as Twitter CEO Evan Williams announced on Friday that the company had acquired Tweetie developer Atebits.

Java co-creator James Gosling leaves Oracle

From CNET News.com: Java co-creator James Gosling is saying good-bye to Oracle just a few months after the company acquired his longtime employer, Sun Microsystems.

Gosling made the announcement on his blog, saying he resigned from the company on April 2.

Amazon exec slams some in music sector

From CNET News.com: An executive who helped oversee Amazon's music division the past three years is jumping to the company's Kindle unit, but he has a parting message for some in the music sector.

Palm's Rubinstein Says He Helped Save Dying Apple, Will Help Save Palm

From DailyTech: Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein was once the hottest executive at Apple, co-inventing the iPod, Apple's bestselling product of the last decade. Now he leads a troubled competitor to Apple in the mobile devices sphere and much of the glamor that surrounded the top executive has vanished.

WiMAX 2 Collaboration Initiative Announced, Will Bring 300Mbps Speeds

From DailyTech: WiMAX is common in Europe and other parts of the world, but here in America, the 4G WiMAX networks are still relatively rare. Sprint and Clearwire are the only two carriers that have bet on WiMAX in America.

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Mionix Naos 5000 Review

It is quite hard to believe that it has been over two years since we last took a look at any mice that are on the market! The most recent one is the Logitech G9 review, which our Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Kwan had written about way back in November of 2007. After two long years, we are back with a brand new computer mouse review, presented by yours truly. "A star has been born" is a prominently advertised slogan on Mionix's product page -- and that 'star', unsurprisingly, happens to be the Mionix Naos, as this product is named after a star of the same name. The star Naos is said to spin a hundred times faster than the Sun, alluding to the speed factor of this mouse under the same name. The numeric '5000' designation at the end of the product's name represents the 5040 dpi sensor, and like all marketing tactics, they took the round number in order to make it easier to remember as well as sounding better at the same time. With all the large scale references to planets, Mionix even goes deep into looking for perfection with this mouse. Many companies advertise excellence, but as experienced users would know, perfection is quite hard to come by these days. Our Arctic Cooling Arctic Sound E352 review written last week is a good example (Actually, it is quite the opposite of perfection, haha). To be honest, I had not heard of Mionix before this review, but word on the street is that they are an excellent gaming peripherals manufacturer. Their marketing direction is also very similar to established, well known gaming companies, and this bodes well for Mionix as well. So, without further delay, let's get straight into today's review and see how close to 'perfection' the Mionix Naos 5000 reaches.

Continue reading: Mionix Naos 5000 Laser Mouse review


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