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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Expect a flexible OLED smartphone from LG by years end


LG have had a great first quarter, shipping record numbers of smartphones, but it looks like their end of year goals are set to have them see even more success.

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Yoon Bu-hyun, vice president of LG's mobile business, has confirmed that the South Korean electronics giant are set to launch a smartphone with a flexible OLED display before the end of the year. This may sound great in practice, but the entire smartphone won't be flexible. There aren't any flexible batteries or other components available, but it will be the first consumer device to feature a wraparound display.

We should expect LG's flexible OLED smartphone sometime in Q4 of this year.

Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/news/29973/lg-plans-to-launch-flexible-oled-smartphone-before-the-end-of-this-year/index.html#U7fJokTv2AmAiTRW.99 

Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer


When it comes to your health, there is nothing more important than the air that you breathe in every second of every day. If your indoor air is not clean and clear, it does not matter what other health precautions that you take.

Cleaning your indoor air can become quite expensive very quickly. Hiring a professional means potentially using toxic chemicals in your living space, being kicked out of your living space for weeks or months and having to endure multiple intrusions into your private life. It is much easier and more cost effective to invest in a regenerative thermal oxidizer.

The secret of oxidization is that it breaks down chemicals at the molecular level instead of just covering odors or addressing the symptoms of the larger problem. Oxidation is also a natural process that releases no toxins into the surrounding air. You will not have to move out of your house; as a matter of fact, your air may even start to smell better.

Come to the experts at Oxidizer Service when you are ready to take advantage of the latest technology to improve your life. There is no reason that you should have to deal with dirty, foul smelling air when you have a company like Oxidizer Service at your service with the best products and superior customer service. Give them a call or an email today.


Monday, April 29, 2013

EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN 6GB SuperClocked Video Cards in SLI


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Since we finally got ahold of the GTX TITAN we looked at the EVGA GTX TITAN 6GB SuperClocked in a standalone review, along with a look at the overclocking performance. If the performance of the GTX TITAN SuperClocked from EVGA out of the box wasn't enough, then what it was capable of when we overclocked was really amazing.

Probably with no need to throw a second card into the mix due to the mind blowing performance with just a single card, we thought that we should throw a second card into the mix, anyway. Not because we need to, but because we can, and if you know us at TweakTown, you would know that's reason enough for us to do it.

The reason above is the same reason we'll take the time to overclock the two cards in SLI as well. While the GTX TITAN has sat alone at the high-end for the last few months, it's now got some serious competition from AMD in the form of the new dual GPU Radeon HD 7990.

Due to the fact we've of course already looked at the card closer in the standalone review we mentioned previously, we won't be looking at it again today. Instead we'll move from here into our testbed setup. We'll then take a look at the setups you'll see in our graphs here today before we look at GPU-Z to make sure everything looks good.

Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/5409/evga-geforce-gtx-titan-6gb-superclocked-video-cards-in-sli/index.html#vwwhDtRA2Qii3cqU.99 

Samsung Galaxy S4 is a easily repairable smartphone


Galaxy S 4 teardown reveals the silicon beauty within the plastic beast
As one would expect the guys at iFixit to tear down every single hot gadget that they can get their hands on and see the internal parts of the gadget. Recently they got their hands on Samsung's smartphone flagship and wasted no time in tearing it asunder. Scoring an eight out of ten on the repairability scale, the GS4 puts up little defense to tinkering hands with only 11 screws standing between you and its innards. The front panel serves up the single source of difficulty since the glass and LCD are fused together and glued into the frame -- so, you'll have to scoop out most of its components to get to it and the Synaptics S5000B chip powering the tweaked capacitive display. Other than that, there aren't really any component surprises. But don't let that stop you from taking a full tour of the gore-y silicon glory at the source.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Launch party for Samsung Galaxy S4 in Singapore


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Customers who successfully pre-ordered the Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE collected their new devices from M1, SingTel and StarHub today. Pre-orders/registration of interest started on 17 April, 0000 hours at Samsung Experience Stores and with mobile operators respectively.
There was a huge turnout at various collection points, testament to the overwhelming response from consumers to the Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE, with pre-orders for the GALAXY S4 With LTE more than doubling that for the Samsung GALAXY S III launched in May 2012.
Consumers who placed a pre-order received a GALAXY S4 With LTE Limited Edition Accessory Pack (worth $160) consisting of a car charger, desktop dock and HDTV adapter, when they collected their Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE, while stocks were available.
The Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE retails at $998, without contract. Please also note the updated pricing of exclusive GALAXY S4 With LTE accessories:
We’ve also appended a quote from the first customer in line to collect her Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE at the SingTel roadshow at Ngee Ann City, who was among the first in Singapore to own the Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE:
 Stella Yeo, 42: “I have always wanted to switch to an Android phone from my iPhone 4S. Initially, I wanted to buy the GALAXY S III, but I decided to wait for the GALAXY S4 because of its larger screen size. I also love the enriched camera feature like Dual Shot where the person taking the photo can also be in the picture.”
 The below photos are also attached for your use:
  • Photo 1: First customer, Stella Yeo, elated to receive her Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE at SingTel roadshow at Ngee Ann City
  • Photo 2: Excited SingTel customers in line to collect their Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE at SingTel roadshow at Ngee Ann City
  • Photo 3: First customer to receive his Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE at StarHub at Plaza Singapura
  • Photo 4: StarHub customers queuing to be the first to purchase the Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE at StarHub at Plaza Singapura
  • Photo 5: First customer to receive his Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE at M1 roadshow at Wisma Atria
  • Photo 6: M1 customers queuing to collect the Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE at M1 roadshow at Wisma Atria
 Key Highlights of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 With LTE
  1. Comes in a slimmer yet stronger design featuring the world’s first Full HD SUPER AMOLED display with an ultra-sharp pixel density of 441 PPI, to present the best viewing experience for users, making it an ideal device for videos and images
  2. Capture meaningful moments with a series of enriched and intuitive camera features including the ‘Dual Shot’ function, which allows simultaneous use of both front and rear cameras for photo-taking, ‘Drama Shot’ which allows you to see all the action in one continuous time-lapse, and ‘Sound & Shot’ which uniquely stores sound and voice together as the picture is taken
  3. Comes with ‘Smart Pause’ which enables users to control the screen by where they look, especially useful when one is watching a video while on the go
  4. Enjoy music, play games, share pictures and documents with friends with the ‘Group Play’ function without a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal. This function also allows users to have the same song playing on multiple phones in sync to create the best party atmosphere. Connect directly to another device for ‘Group Play (Play Games)’ to immerse in competitive or collaborative gaming
  5. ‘Air Gesture’ helps to bring more convenience to users who can wave their hand to change a music track, scroll up and down a web page, or accept a call

Razer honouring discounts for products


Game on! Razer to honor fake 90 percent off coupon
The internet is often renowned for its amazing bargains, but in the uncharted waters of cyberspace the best deals are usually too good to be true. This isn't one of those times. Recently, a bogus coupon for 90 percent off at Razer's UK store went viral, which resulted in a frenzy of online purchases. While internet scams are all too common, the company's response to this matter is somewhat shocking. Instead of canceling the shady orders, Razer has decided to honor them, but with some limitations. The company will uphold the discount on individual purchases for different products, but void repeat transactions on the same item. Due to some back-ordered items, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan warned that it'll take a few months to fulfill all the orders, and professed that his outfit would incur "an insane amount of losses" in doing so. Good form, Mr. Tan, but we can't help but cringe when trying to fathom how many of these were sold for around £11.

InWin GT1 Mid-Tower Chassis Review


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Those of you who keep up with most of my chassis reviews weren't likely to miss the motorcycle inspired D-Frame. There the idea was to replicate what was possible of a Ducati frame and suspension components, and incorporate them into something that users would recognize as a case for PC components. It seems that there are some racing fans in the design team at InWin as we look at their new mid-tower chassis that is also race inspired, but this time they went with the automotive route. While the basis of this design is more usual as far as case design is concerned, there is also plenty inside and out to set this chassis apart from all of the others out there today.

I get the concept here, too. It may take some creative looking, but with the new mid-tower InWin is delivering, there are body lines and features that could be seen as being automotive inspired. Things like a pair of headlights near the top, on the front of the chassis, an open grill to allow plenty of air to be forced through the chassis once at speed, and even a hoods cowling, if you will, placed on the top of the chassis. It doesn't add room because the air cleaner or super charger is in the way, but it does allow for airflow much in the same way as the front of the chassis does, but here there is the front I/O panel that is tucked into the surface for aerodynamic reasons, and mixed into the front of the cowling is a HDD dock.

As I have said for many years now looking at InWin cases, they are definitely hit or miss. Styling is the main thing that keeps a lot of users as either fans or haters of their cases, and there is a definite trend to the more expensive cases having more refined looks, as the more affordable solutions try to break a lot of the rules associated with what makes for a good chassis. After seeing what I did with the D-Frame, I just hope that the GT1 from InWin that we are looking at today can end on the same high note I had with the other race inspired design.

Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5407/inwin-gt1-mid-tower-chassis-review/index.html#bLpPm8a6Y4587doH.99 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Samsung expected to ship 10 million Galaxy S4 phones in first month of sales


Samsung has been quite vocal about its plans to turn the Galaxy S4 into the bestselling smartphone in history. This morning we are learning that the company is expecting to sell over 10 million Galaxy S4 devices in the first month alone.

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Citing supply chain sources who are intimately familiar with Samsung's projected sales reports, DigiTimes is reporting that Samsung could ship as many as 30 million Galaxy S4 phones in its first quarter of sales alone, with 10 million of them flying off the shelves in the first month.

The company has lined up launches in 50 countries and more than 300 carriers, which will no doubt boost its initial sales numbers. Unlike HTC's One and Apple's iPhone 5, the Galaxy S4 is not expected to see any delays in shipping because Samsung actually manufacturers most of the components in-house, which is a huge advantage over the competition.

Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/news/29823/samsung-expected-to-ship-10-million-galaxy-s4-phones-in-first-month-of-sales/index.html#5iz2GCHq0D5suUzr.99 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

If you’re starting up an online business or website, you want your domain name to reflect what the site will be about. You’ll want it to be something easy for people to remember. Register.com allows you to use their Whois Lookup system for free to check available domain names. Should no one already own the domain name you are interested in, you can immediately snatch it up through Register.com so no one else can come along and buy it. 

It’s a good idea to get the domain name settled even if the building of the site will take time. To have the name means you can prepare advertising and generate interest by telling people what the site will be and when it will be live. If you wait, it’s possible the name will be gone when you are ready to purchase it. If the domain name is already owned by someone, you can hire a domain broker through Register.com who, for a fee and commission, will work with you to make an offer to the owner. 

The Afternic Agent will only receive their 10% commission should they successfully negotiate the deal for you. When negotiating, keep in mind that there were people who went and bought domain names just because they thought they’d be popular one day and the sites have no information on them, so it’s possible to bargain with them without having to offer insane amounts. Your agent will walk you through your options and get you the best deal possible.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN 6GB SuperClocked Video Card Overclocked

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Yesterday we finally got the chance to check out the GTX TITAN in the form of the EVGA GTX TITAN 6GB SuperClocked video card. While the $1,000+ price tag might be a little hard for some people to swallow, we can't deny the performance that the model outputs, especially when you consider the fact we're dealing with a single GPU product.

While the model has been out for a little while now, it was only recently that we got a chance to look at it, so for that reason, there's going to be a couple of articles that focus on it. Outside of the standalone review we did yesterday, we'll today be looking at the same video card overclocked by ourselves to see just what kind of performance we're able to get out of this high-end beasty GPU.

Once we're done with this article today, we have been fortunate enough to receive a second GTX TITAN, and intend to not only test the SLI capabilities, but then take the time to see what we're able to do with SLI overclocking.

All this high-end 3D performance goodness then gets topped of the with impending release of the new dual GPU behemoth coming from AMD in the form of the Radeon HD 7990. Of course there's not a whole lot we can say about that model at the moment due to NDA restrictions, but everything will come to light soon enough.

Because we've already looked at the EVGA GTX TITAN 6GB SuperClocked in detail, we won't be covering the card again. If you want to take a closer look at it we recommend that you head over to the original review, which is linked above. Instead we'll move from here into a quick look at our testbed. We'll also take the time to cover the cards that will be in our graphs today before we finally look at just how we went with overclocking before getting stuck into the performance side of things.

Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/5404/evga-geforce-gtx-titan-6gb-superclocked-video-card-overclocked/index.html#G4ERPdPHV63WJwt1.99 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Google Glasses specifications out!


Google have finally unveiled the full specifications of their Glass tech, which is actually a bit better than what I thought we'd receive in the final consumer units.


We have the display first, which is a high-resolution display being the equivalent to a 25-inch high-definition screen eight feet away from your eyes. Camera-wise, we have a 5-megapixel camera for photos and 720p capture for video, there's some adjustable nosepads with a durable frame that fits any face. There's also two extra nosepads included.

We have a Bond Conduction Transducer for audio, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth for connectivity, 12GB of usable memory synced with Google cloud storage, 16GB of flash memory total. Battery life should be good, with Google quoting "one full day of typical use", which includes Hangouts and video recording which are more battery intensive.

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There's an included microUSB cable and charger, and now onto the most important bit - compatibility. Glass is compatible with any Bluetooth-capable phone, with the MyGlass companion app requiring Android 4.0.3 or higher. MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messaging.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sony Xperia Z Smartphone Review


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The first Sony smartphone I reviewed was the Xperia TX, which wasn't the fastest device on the block. It featured a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a great 13-megapixel camera. The display left me wanting more, and that is the job of the Xperia Z.

Sony have been struggling in the smart device market, but the Xperia Z is a departure from everything we know about their devices, and a head-first dive into a spec-filled, beautifully-designed future for the company.

Sony's Xperia Z has a Full HD (1920x1080) display, and it looks gorgeous - which will have people turning their heads on the street. Sony need this right now, just as HTC do with their troubles in the market after being a leader just years ago.

Let's get into the specifications, pricing and availability of the Xperia Z.


Specifications, Pricing and Availability


Sony have jam-packed the Xperia Z with some of the best components on the market - it truly stands on its own two feet, ready to swing at any potential competitor. We have a 1.5GHz quad-core processor from Qualcomm (the MDM9215M), backed up by the Adreno 320 GPU. There's 2GB of RAM inside the Xperia Z, and 16GB of internal flash storage backed up by a microSD card for expandable storage.

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We have the 5-inch (441 PPI) display with a beautiful 1920x1080 pixels on top, and is backed by a shatter-proof and scratch-resistant glass. On top of this we have Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 helping the screen provide that extra 'pop'.

We have LTE support, Wi-Fi with the usual 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC support. Going from these specs, there doesn't seem to be much that the Xperia Z doesn't do - which is great. If you're someone who wants one of the fastest smartphones on the market, you will definitely want to consider the Xperia Z.

Newegg are currently selling the Xperia Z unlocked for $649.99 with free shipping at the time of writing. This is a decent price for the specs inside of the phone, and that gorgeous 1080p display. As always, Google's Nexus 4 (which is made by LG) is nearly half the price of the Xperia Z, and that is something to consider when thinking about picking up the Xperia Z from Sony.

Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5394/sony-xperia-z-smartphone-review/index.html#uruAbYSaaqP1qj2p.99 

The soaring success of Bitcoin also marks it's fast decline




In the past week, life has been pretty stressful for those invested in the virtual currency Bitcoin. On last Wednesday the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox experienced a massive crash that led to the Bitcoin losing half of it's value. Then yesterday Mt. Gox announced a 12 hour suspension in trading to upgrade servers, and let investors calm down over the crash.

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This morning we got word that before yesterday's shutdown, Mt. Gox was also attacked by hackers when it experienced a massive DDOS attack. This is the second large cyber-attack on the exchange in less than a week, which should fuel speculation about the security of investing in a yet-to-be vetted virtual currency.

Skeptics of Bitcoin will be quick to point out the fact that it will be hard to validate the new currency until the market is secure from such attacks, and measures are implemented to prevent such massive sell-offs. The debate over Bitcoins has come up a lot in the past few weeks, and I want to know your feelings on the "currency of the future". Leave me a comment or send me an email.

Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/news/29686/bitcoin-exchange-mt-gox-suffered-large-ddos-attack-yesterday/index.html#QLHFq4mFZywq8HvY.99 

Friday, April 19, 2013

MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Boost Twin Frozr Gaming Overclocked Video Card Review

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It seems for at least the next few weeks the large focus on the video card market is going to be the new mid-range offerings from both AMD and NVIDIA that hit at around the $150 mark, which is definitely a key price point for companies, as it's an area where most the sales happen.

We've already looked at a lot number of retail options from both sides of the fence including the ASUSGIGABYTE and Sapphire on the AMD Radeon HD 7790 side. As for the NVIDIA options, we've seen the Palit along with the Gainward GTX 650 Ti Boost, which we ran in SLI and overclocked.

Both models have impressed us so far and while the NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti Boost offering tends to be a little faster, it's also a little more expensive, due to the 2GB of GDDR5 included, instead of the 1GB seen on the AMD HD 7790. Today we're back looking at the GTX 650 Ti Boost which comes from MSI.

The new MSI GTX 650 Ti 2GB Boost Twin Frozr Gaming video card is the first to come in as part of the new "Gaming" series name we're seeing from MSI, which saw the launch of new motherboards under the name, too. It will be nice to see some unity between the motherboard and video card area as MSI no doubt hope to further this new "Gaming" series brand in the coming months.

While we'll be looking at one of the new MSI Gaming Series motherboards in the coming weeks, today is all about the MSI GTX 650 Ti 2GB Boost Twin Frozr Gaming video card. As always, the approach will be fairly standard as we take a time to look at the box and the package before moving onto the card itself. Once we've done that we'll then take a look at the specifications along with what we managed to overclock the card to. We'll then look at our test system, talk about the cards that you'll see in our graphs today and get stuck into the performance to see just what we're able to get out of the card.

Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5396/msi-geforce-gtx-650-ti-2gb-boost-twin-frozr-gaming-overclocked-video-card-review/index.html#VrEzIuH3EJUMrA87.99 

Mega screen Android phones from Samsung

The company that constantly dominates the market for smartphones is now trying to break the barrier for screen size.


Announcing the arrival of two Galaxy Mega smartphones at the same time. Both are apparently headed to Europe some time next month, continuing to prove that Samsung are willing to test out any screen-size. The 6.3-inch model has an 'HD display' (720p) alongside a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, Android 4.2 and an 8-megapixel camera. Software features like Air View, Multi Windows, Pop-up Play will make sure you have plenty to do on that giant screen. The Galaxy Mega arrives somewhere between Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note II, although we're hoping it'll be priced slightly more humbly than either neighbor. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 houses LTE and HSPA radios, while you'll get GPS and GLONASS to aid any location-based antics. There's a 3,200mAh battery and internal storage that can be expanded by microSD up to 64GB, with 8 or 16 gigs (there's two models) built-in to begin with.
The HSPA-only Galaxy Mega 5.8 reduces the size -- and pretty much all the other specs. The resolution drops down to qHD (960 x 540), while it packs a lesser 1.4GHz dual-core processor. It has the same 8-megapixel camera, while the smaller, er, Mega, will arrive in only one size -- an 8GB model. No word on pricing for either yet, but the Ubergizmo team has already got the chance to handle the Korean manufacturer's 6.3-inch goliath. Take a look at their first impressions at the More Coverage link.
Update: Samsung has confirmed to us that the resolution on the 6.3-inch model is in fact 1280 x 720. Also, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 won't be sold in the UK, although it will appear elsewhere in Europe.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wireless charging for Samsung Galaxy phones without the bulk


Monster Watts' WiQiQi slips wireless charging into a Galaxy S 4 without a new case
Samsung already has wireless charging options for phones like the Galaxy S4, but they require a separate cover that adds a slight amount of bulk. For Monster Watts, that's still too much. The company's upcoming WiQiQi charging receiver is thin enough to slip under the existing cases of both the S4 as well as the Galaxy S IIIand Galaxy Note II, giving them the same Qi-based wireless power as official kits without disrupting the design or wrecking compatibility with accessories. Kits for the two phones already on the market should be available as soon as the middle of this month, with discounted early pricing for a receiver-and-charger bundle starting at $45 (normally $78) for the GS3; a WiQiQi for the GS4 won't show until around early June at a regular $88 price, although it should also start at $45 for advance buyers. Monster Watts' wire-free solution isn't seamless, but it may be one of the more elegant in an era when wireless charging is only occasionally built-in.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Angrier Apple now ditches Samsung processors


We've had several different reports since October of last year that Apple is planning on using TSMC for production of its next processor, thought to be the A7 line of processors. Apple has plenty of reason to avoid using Samsung for its microprocessor producing needs. Probably the main reason, Samsung is one of Apple's chief rivals.

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The reports continue to stack up. This time it comes courtesy of the Korea Times who spoke with an executive as one of Samsung's local partners in Korea. According to the executive, Apple is "sharing confidential data" about its A7 processors with TSMC. They add that TSMC has started "ordering its contractors to supply equipment to produce Apple's next processors using a finer 20-nanometer level processing technology."

Of course, this doesn't mean that TSMC is the final choice. It does, however, appear to be a top contender. We'll let you know as soon as we have something concrete.

Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/news/29639/reporttt-apple-ditches-samsung-for-upcoming-a7-processors/index.html#w6qrLVLP62l2g5YR.99 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

PQI Air Bank 500GB External Hard Drive




The PQI Air bank is unique in the sense that it allows streaming of media files wirelessly to your Android or Apple devices. It also doubles up as a WiFi hotspot which can be connected to another hotspot or an Ethernet cable to allow internet access.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Microsoft Office not coming to iOS or Android until fall 2014


According to a leaked roadmap acquired by ZDNet, Office for iOS and Android won't be coming until fall 2014. The roadmap details various different Office products, including "Gemini wave 1.0" that will launch the Metro-style of core Office products. They will be designed with touch in mind and run on Windows 8 and Windows RT. These will be coming by October 2013.

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Gemini 1.5 will come in April 2014 and consist of an update to Mac Office, updates for Office for Windows Phone, and support for LSX hardware. Finally, fall 2014 is listed as the time period for when Office for iOS and Android will be released. Previous rumors had suggested iOS and Android versions would be released in early- to mid-2013.

Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/news/29637/reporttt-microsoft-office-not-coming-to-ios-or-android-until-fall-2014/index.html#5UG7v9abKPYPciYX.99 

Thermaltake records double digit revenue growth


Due to the increasing demand from distributors and our zealous cooperation with customers to promote products, Thermaltake Technology’s consolidated sales revenues for March 2013 totaled NT$321 million, with a monthly increase of around 11%. Our company’s cumulative consolidated sales revenues for the first quarter of 2013 totaled NT$942 million, with a quarterly increase of 16% and an annual increase of 8%, reaching a new high for sales revenues of a single quarter since the economic recession in 2008. As we continue to implement multi-brand operation strategy, our PC DIY brand “Thermaltake” endeavors to capture the market share among distribution channels, and demand of high gross margin products of our professional gaming gears brand “Tt eSPORTS” have increased to create a synergy of product combination which benefits in new market development. Although the PC DIY market has stagnated, the industry’s shuffle have affected the second tier brands to gradually quit the market, and this demand gap will be filled up by first tier brands with brand charisma, warranty and customer service, therefore we should have a positive growth momentum in revenues.
Last month, Blizzard Entertainment has launched the most popular real-time strategy game “Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm”, and has sold 1.1 million copies worldwide in its first 2 days of release. The high economic growth in emerging countries has stimulated software developers to invest in markets of Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. According to a report issued by CGIGC, the gaming income in China has exceeded RMB 60.28 billion last year, with an annual increase of 35%; as major breakthrough improves software technology, the picture quality and special effects of computer games have had a tremendous improvement, and the higher hardware requirements will lead to a more frequent computer peripherals upgrade. Thermaltake Technology has developed the “Chaser A71 full tower chassis” with metallic appearance, and some of its features including a windowed side panel, 4 pre-installed fans, spacious collocation and cooling performance are not only highly recommended by gamers, but also received recognition from the Oscar award of the design industry “red dot design award: product design 2013”; along with gaming gears of “Tt eSPORTS”, gamers are able to fully enjoy the entertainment world.
Thermaltake Technology is a company with excellent industrial design and research competitiveness, and every year, our products have been recognized by prominent international design awards since 2006. In order to brainstorm on more innovative concepts and encourage students to put what they have learned into practice, we are holding the “2nd Thermaltake’s Fantasy World Creation & Design Competition”, providing an innovative platform for college students to create their own ideal product. As we communicate with gamers, we have transferred to an experiential marketing and service oriented company which requires direct contact with customers via entity channels. Since we are aware of the market trend, we will build products that meet customer needs and continue to develop emerging markets under the integration of both entity and virtual channels.

Apple tries for a patent on removable laptop touchscreens with wireless charging


Apple tries for a patent on detachable displays with wireless charging, and other unlikely feats
We're all in favor of advancing the state of the art, but there are times when we suspect that research is more about "what if" explorations than anything else. Exhibit A: Apple's new patent application for a wireless display. The concept would let a touchscreen detach from its laptop base through a 60GHz ultrawidebandformat (such as WiGig) and keep its battery powered up through at least some form of wireless charging located in the laptop's hinge. It sounds viable when others have experimented with wireless displays before, but we'd note that both technical realities and corporate philosophies might stand in its way. Along with the usual challenges of battery life and wireless range, Apple has so far argued thattouchscreen laptops are unwieldy and isn't exactly in a rush to supplement booming iPad sales -- even if granted, the patent may just be a matter of covering the bases rather than any kind of roadmap for a two-piece MacBook Pro. Still, we won't completely rule it out when many also thought Apple wouldn't make a phone.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

CaseLabs Merlin SM8 Full-Tower




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For the longest time, as I see people asking for recommendations for a new chassis, I kept seeing the name CaseLabs being added to lists. At first I wasn't so sure about this company or what they had to offer. I am used to seeing chassis much like this concept, but they were from the likes of Danger Den, and while cool and fun to build, those cases always left me wanting in room, compatibility with my loop components, and most importantly, I didn't like the acrylic dust attracting materials for a chassis. You could have always gone to the likes of MountainMods, but from what I hear, the components are flimsy, and for the cost, customers are sometimes left with remorse for paying so much to be disappointed. That being said, there was room to improve on both ideas, and hopefully someone could deliver customers what they have been looking for this whole time.

This is where CaseLabs stepped in. They have some basic ideas that make them stand out, like being comprised of aluminum to reduce the weight and afford a material that will help remove heat from inside the chassis, as well as going the extra step to powder coat all of the parts to weather the stresses of component installation. CaseLabs offers a few sizes of cases from tech stations all the way on up to a dual system chassis. In with all of the chassis form factors, you can buy the basic design with a good layout, and then customize these cases to fit your specific coloration want, what is included in the front I/O, how many fan holes are in certain panels, and they add a full line of parts and accessories to not only repair things you may break after years of use, but you can also change parts you have to have a contrast of colors later down the line.

That brings us to why we are here today. CaseLabs has sent along the Merlin SM8 chassis for us to have a look at. On top of that, they also sent along some extra parts, slightly customized my chassis, and with all of these additions, we are almost to the SM8-X Extreme Edition offering of this chassis. So not only do you get to look at one of the most well designed water cooling capable chassis I have yet to see, you are going to see soon enough, that even with dual loops and an ATX motherboard, the Merlin SM8 will take anything you can throw at it and still be able to sleep a baby comfortably on the inside.

Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5387/caselabs-merlin-sm8-full-tower-customizable-chassis-review/index.html#1IipkhDytLdWApT7.99