Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

AMD Trinity A-10 5800K vs Intel Core i3 Ivy Bridge



Hothardware has got a nice quick and dirty video showdown of the AMD Trinity A-10 5800K Piledriver based APU with baked in Radeon HD 7660 graphics vs Intel`s Core i3 Ivy Bridge based CPU with HD 2500 graphics on die, some interesting results.

First in-depth AMD Trinity desktop review

Anandtech has a very nice AMD desktop Trinity review, featuring the AMD A10-5800K and A8 5600K, as always a very thorough article, here`s a snippet:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

RIMM corporate music video is just awful



From the description:


"This video is a thank you to all developers supporting the BlackBerry platform.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Intel Centerton specs


This is Intel's microserver brand.  It`s an Atom S processor, available three dual-core versions. The CPUs will integrate a dual-die structure with two 32 nm Saltwell cores with HyperThreading capability and clock speeds of 1.6 and 2.0 GHz.

The 1.6 GHz version will be available in S1220 and S1240 models. The S1240 TDP is 6.1 watts and the S1200 is rated at 8.1 watts. The 2 GHz model is good for 8.5 watts. Centerton processors will be Intel's first CPU in the growing micro server market.

AMD "Vishera" CPUs available for pre order

AMD`s next generation FX series CPU is available for pre-order, here are the prices:


    * AMD FX-8350 - eight-core, 4.0GHz/4.20GHz, 8MB L2 + 8MB L3 cache, 125W - $253
    * AMD FX-8320 - eight-core, 3.50GHz/4.0GHz, 8MB L2 + 8MB L3 cache, 125W - $242
    * AMD FX-6300 - six-core, 3.50GHz/4.10GHz, 6MB L2 + 8MB L3 cache, 95W - $175
    * AMD FX-4300 - quad-core, 3.80GHz/4.0GHz, 4MB L2 + 8MB L3 cache, 95W - $131

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

iOS 6 now available for download

It`s official iOS 6 is now available for download for your iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S as well as iPad, iPad 2 and New iPad. It`s also available for the 4 generation iPod Touch.

You can either get it through iTunes or through software update in the settings tab on your device.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

AMD desktop Trinity prices detailed


Piledriver based A series APUs feature HD7000 series graphics baked in. Here are the prices:

AMD A10-5800K 3.8 GHz Socket FM2 - $165.99
AMD A10-5700 3.4 GHz Socket FM2 - $155.99
AMD A8-5600K 3.6 GHz Socket FM2 - $129.99
AMD A8-5500 3.2 GHz Socket FM2 –    $120.99
AMD A6-5400K 3.6 GHz Socket FM2 –  $89.99
AMD A4-5300 3.4 GHz Socket FM2 –     $69.99

iPhone now as secure as BlackBerry

Here`s some interesting news from TechRepublic:

They are reporting that CIOs are saying that Apple’s iPhone is now matching RIM’s BlackBerry devices in regards to enterprise security.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Lineups for iPhone 5 already starting

With 8 days to go until Apple`s iPhone 5 is released lineups have already started at Apple`s flagship store in NYC. Each of the people in line Sunday were there on business promoting their companies or even their band.

iPhone 5 will be available for purchase September 21st

So it`s not the usual crazies, it`s a new batch

more here

Friday, September 14, 2012

iPhone 5 pre orders sell out in one hour

Techcrunch is reporting that iPhone 5 pre orders which went live at midnight sold out in just 60 minutes.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wii U coming November 18, here`s some details

Nintendo will be launching the Wii U November 18th for $299 for the base system.

iPhone 5`s A6 is a dual core Cortex A15

EEtimes is reporting that the new processor in Apple`s iPhone 5 is indeed a Cortex A15 based processor. Fabricated by Samsung this new processor is 22% smaller than the A5 and boasts 2X the processing power and 2X more powerful GPU.

more here

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

IOS 6 available for download September 19, iPhone 3GS still supported

It`s official, IOS6 will be available for download on September 19. This is good news if you`re an iPhone 3GS owner, IOS 6 will still support your device. Not all of the new features of IOS 6 will make over to the 3GS, but not bad having support and updates on a 3+ year old phone.

Apple releases new iPhone 5, iPod Touch and Ipod Nano

Bigger screens for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPod Nano seems to be the theme of this Apple event.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rumour: iPod Touch getting massive update Wednesday September 12th

Chalk this one up as probable but the new iPod touch will feature a display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels and the same 32-nanometer A5 processor found in both the second generation iPad and the Apple TV.

The good old iPod Touch hasn`t seen an update in a year and this would be a welcome upgrade. I`d also like to see an upgraded camera and flash a la iPhone. We`ll al know tomorrow.

Alleged fully assembled iPad mini photos

French site Nowhereelse.fr has some images of what the iPad mini will/would look like fully assembled.

Monday, September 10, 2012

VIA Pico ITX motherboard with 3D

Digitimes is reporting that VIA has unveiled a new Pico ITX motherboard coupled with it`s own E series quad core processor.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ainol dual core IPS tablet with Jelly Bean

For those of you looking for an inexpensive ($139) dual core tablet with an IPS display this may be it.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Intel releases new Ivy and Sandy bridge CPUs


New Ivy Bridge desktop models:

- i5-3350P (3.10 GHz, $177)
- i5-3300 (3.00 GHz, $182)
- i5-3335S (2.70 GHz, low power, $194)
- i5-3330S (2.70 GHz, low power, $177)
- i3-3240 (3.40 GHz, $138)
- i3-3225 (3.30 GHz, $134)
- i3-3220 (3.30 GHz, $117)
- i3-3240T (2.90 GHz, low power, $138)
- i3-3220T (2.80 GHz, low power, $117)

AMD outlines "Steamroller" architecture


PCauthority reports:

"Steamroller will be a major reworking of the underlying design that debuted in Bulldozer.

Apple to cut component orders from Samsung


Apple will be cutting back its component orders from parts supplier Samsung for the iPhone 5.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Rumour: iPhone 3GS will be dropped in favour of a cheap iPhone 4S

Rumour has it the iPhone 3GS will finally be retired in favour of a cheap iPhone 4S with 8GB of storage.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

iPad mini mockup rendered in plastic



Site Macrumors has made a set of 3D iPad mini renders to give you an idea of the unit`s proportion and size. The iPad mini has a 7.85-inch display, thinner side bezels and a smaller dock connector port.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Nintendo Wii U to start at $249.99


Alleged pricing for the Wii U could start as low as $249.99 and top out at $349.99.