Intel Talks Canoe Lake Platform and Oak Trail CPUs at Computex

From DailyTech: Intel has bemoaned the fact that netbooks were not as profitable for it or computer makers for a while now. Despite the fact that the company would rather sell more expensive Core-based CPUs for full notebooks, the netbook market has boomed and Intel has offered a steady stream of new hardware to support the category.

Articles Roundup: May 30, 2010

Intel's Core i5-655K & i7-875K Unlocked Processors @ Techgage
Intel's Core i7-875K and i5-655K Processors @ TechReport
Kingston HyperX 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit @ Bigbruin.com

Do you trust Facebook privacy now?

Yes, thanks to the new updates
8% (13 votes)
Nope, never did
37% (57 votes)
What goes online, never really stays private, so whatever
54% (83 votes)
Total votes: 153

Apex MW-107 Review (Page 1 of 4)

I am not going to pretend I am an expert in the world of mini-ITX systems. Prior to writing and editing a good series of such reviews here at APH Networks for the past few weeks (And with many more to come), I certainly did not know there was so much I needed to learn! It is especially interesting to note how different reviewing is in the mITX realm, as compared to my usual role in evaluating desktop-standard performance components. This is still the case even when small things like power supplies are concerned: the Jetway NC96FL-510-LF motherboard I reviewed last week features a built in DC to DC converter to eliminate the need of an ATX or ATX compatible power supply -- it is especially useful to save room and reduce complexity. But there are also boards that take standard ATX power input for wider compatibility. Then it comes to the chassis in which you want to install the motherboard. We have the Lian-Li PC-Q07 that takes standard components at the expense of larger physical size, the Thermaltake Element Q which features a built in SFX power supply to save room, and ultra compact cases such as the Apex MW-107 we are reviewing today that uses an external power adapter with an internal DC to DC converter for users who want a really compact system with maximum compatibility. All of this sounds great -- but how well does the Apex MW-107 step up in real life? We took the liberty to find out all the answers for you today.

Continue reading: Apex MW-107 mITX Computer Case review

ATI Catalyst 10.5 Radeon GPU Drivers Released

From Tom's Hardware Ready to get rid of that not-so-fresh feeling in your graphic driver stack? Then check out the just-released ATI Catalyst 10.5 now available for your Radeon HD GPU.

Here's what's new:

- Support for 120 Hz displays for ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series and ATI Radeon HD 3000 Series GPUs. ATI Catalyst driver now supports 120 Hz Displays for the ATI Radeon HD 4000 and ATI Radeon HD 3000 Series graphics cards

PowerColor Wants to Wed ATI Radeon with Nvidia GeForce Using Hydra Chip

From X-bit Labs: PowerColor, a popular supplier of ATI Radeon-based graphics cards, plans to showcase an ATI Radeon HD 5770-based solution that sports LucidLogix Hydra chip, which allows to install the board into tandem with absolutely any graphics card, including Nvidia GeForce-based. The first demonstration is scheduled to take place next week at Computex Taipei trade-show.

BlackBerry joint venture to invest $100M in China's mobile industry

From InfoWorld: BlackBerry Partners Fund, which invests in applications for the BlackBerry and other mobile devices, has come together with China Broadband Capital Partners to set up a $100 million fund, called BlackBerry Partners Fund China, that will invest in mobile Internet and mobile cloud technologies in China.

Microsoft Issues Final Release for Tag

From PC World: Microsoft's mobile barcode technology, Tag, has exited the beta testing phase, and a final release is available for download, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

Google Reader ditches support for past browsers

From CNET News.com: Version 3 of the Chrome browser is one of the browsers for which, starting June 1, Google is phasing out support on its Reader site. The site is used for reading Web pages whose updates are broadcast to subscribers through RSS or Atom feed technology.

iPad lands big in Japan, other foreign markets

From CNET News.com: The appeal of the Apple iPad is being tested overseas as it launches in nine countries Friday. Japan is one market where it is expected to have a special allure.

Two months after the start of U.S sales, Apple kicked off iPad sales in Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Canada early Friday morning.

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