Apple Launches iPad Mini, Updates iPad with A6X Processor

After months of speculation, Apple has launched their answer to Google’s Nexus 7.  Called the iPad Mini, it boasts a 7.9 inch screen and retail prices will start at $329.   In a presentation that included a number of surprises alongside plenty of chest … [Read more...]

Apple Refreshes 13” MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac

On the eve of Microsoft’s Windows’s 8 launch, Apple has unveiled a series of major refinements and updates to some of their most popular products. Today, Apple pulled a rabbit out of their hats.  What was initially expected to be a simple iPad Mini unveiling … [Read more...]

FX-8350 CPU Review; AMD’s Vishera Arrives

AMD’s new FX-8350  is the new kid on the processor block but it, along with the other Vishera CPUs, house technology we’ve seen before.  Like Trinity, this eight core processor uses the revised Piledriver architecture which is supposed to grant it … [Read more...]

AMD Offers Up to 3 Free Games with Graphics Cards

As the Christmas season approaches, AMD is offering up to three free A-list games with purchases of their HD 7000-series graphics cards plus an exclusive discount for MoH:  Warfighter. After years of stagnation, AMD’s Gaming Evolved program will be coming to a … [Read more...]

AMD 12.11 “Never Settle” Driver Performance

AMD’s new “Never Settle” 12.11 drivers supposedly bring performance increases for the HD 7000-series but there’s nothing unusual about that.  The kicker here is AMD’s claim of framerate improvements in almost … [Read more...]

SuperMicro Brings Overclocking to Dual Socket Xeon Motherboards

After being confined to desktop systems, overclocking makes its way into the server / workstation market with SuperMicro’s Socket 2011 X9DAX-iF.  Most enthusiasts use processor and memory overclocking to increase the performance and longevity of their desktop … [Read more...]

AMD Announces Q3 Results; $157 Million Loss, Layoffs Planned

AMD has been struggling as of late and their latest financial results point to a situation that is looking quite bleak, particularly for the APU business.   One of the main challenges faced by technology companies in this day and age is staying profitable, … [Read more...]

Gigabyte HD 7970 Super Overclock Review

The Gigabyte HD 7970 Super Overclock will likely prompt heated debates, not for performance but rather due to the heatsink Gigabyte is using.  In the place of their well known coolers, a new WindForce -dubbed the “5X”- has been designed and it uses … [Read more...]

New Ooma Accessories Announced: HD2 Handset & Linx

Ooma is one of the most popular online telephone service providers and they’re now announcing a pair of handy accessories for their service:  the HD2 hand Linx adaptor.   The Ooma phone service uses a straightforward VOIP setup with a number of interesting … [Read more...]

ASRock Releases Top Tier Z77 Extreme11 Motherboard

ASRock’s surge into the mindset of enthusiasts continues with the introduction of their latest creation:  the Z77 Extreme11.  This is a motherboard that caters to overclockers and high end gamers by boasting a long list of features from eight SATA 6Gbps … [Read more...]