Happy Friday people! Looks to be time for the news again from site around the world. In a little bit I’ll announce the winner of the phone contest and launch a new contest to win yet another phone! Oh and some news here, we’re going to be getting back into game reviews here on TestFreaks, so that’s something to look forward to. I’m also trying to get more into consumer electronics as well, like Blu-rays players for instance. For now though read on to see the latest news..
Patriot DDR3 Viper II ‘Sector 5′ Series 1600MHz Ram @ Bona Fide Reviews
Today I’ve got another ram review for you, this time from Patriot Memory. The kit is 4gigs of their Viper II Sector 5 1600Mhz ram that comes with an added bonus of a full license for 3DMark Vantage. I’ve put it up against a 4gb 1600Mhz kit of Kingston HyperX for comparison and it fares well.
Star Wars Stormtrooper 2GB Mimobot Review @ ThinkComputers.org
Quote: “Designer flash drives have been around for quite a while and Mimobot has been one of the top names when it comes to cool designer flash drives. They have quite a few cool flash drives that have their own interesting designs. Their line of licensed flash drives includes Hello Kitty, Star Wars, Halo, Domo, and Happy Tree Friends. Of course when they asked us if we wanted to review a drive we picked Star Wars. They were nice enough to send us their Stormtrooper Unmasked 2GB drive. It is called Unmasked because you have a 50/50 change of receiving Han or Luke. Read on to see which drive we received !"
Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB Review. Posting this news on your site would be much appreciated.
Quote: At the end of last year we looked at the 64GB V+ and found it a superb SSD choice. How does its big brother fare at the end of 2010?
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Apple iPod touch 4 32GB Review
In the Personal Media Player arena, one company certainly has quite the enviable reputation: Apple. Whether or not you drink the Apple flavored (and branded and trademarked) Kool-aid or not, they do have a tendency to produce highly polished user EXPERIENCES; and wrap them in some of the prettiest packages going. Is the all new Apple iPod touch 4 a continuation on the venerable iPod name or is it nothing but hype? Let’s find out!
Choosing the Best LCD Panel Technology @ Benchmark Reviews
DESCRIPTION: It’s a well-known fact that nearly all consumers purchase their monitor based on size and price alone. Like everything we shop for, it is human instinct to get as much as possible for as little as possible. So why should we bother ourselves with the details, and what difference could it possibly make? Most people aren’t even aware of the different construction processes used to produce the widescreen monitor that rests on their desks. Benchmark Reviews explores the various LCD monitor technologies used by manufacturers to produce computer monitors, and matches application to architecture for our readers.
Thermaltake Massive 23LX notebook cooler.
Quote: "There is no doubt Laptop is much preferred than a desktop nowadays due to its great flexibility, high performance and affordable price. However heat is still one of the annoying common problems for a notebook; not only slow down the PC performance but eventually shorten the life span of the laptop. Hence a proper cooling device is needed and today we are going to show you the latest laptop cooler from Thermaltake; Massive 23LX."
Antec Notebook Cooler 200
QUOTE: "Gaming with a laptop computer is becoming more prevalent every day. I mean, if you want an i7 processor and a fast GPU, it seems there are many offerings out there built like this. The screens are getting bigger, the resolution higher, and with that and the demand of newer game titles, it can really work the laptop into a heated frenzy. I am not so blessed as my laptop has a lowly Intel 4 Series GPU, but it still allows me to tinker around in Half Life 2, Left 4 Dead, and of course a bit of CS:S on low to medium settings. My problem with gaming is twofold outside of the lowered graphics settings. The keyboard gets hot, as the CPU tends to stew in its juices with the cooler on it, and the hard drive makes a hot plate out of the left palm rest area.
Antec has sent over the Notebook Cooler 200 for me to have a look at, taking cues from the Skeleton series of the industrial open design and using a bit of the honeycomb mesh we are used to seeing. Not only is the fan blowing upward this time, Antec uses a two speed Big Boy 200mm, blue LED fan that can push some serious amounts of airflow and with it, very little noise. Even though my laptop doesn’t do all that much gaming, it does tend to run a bit warm, and any help I can get is appreciated."
LG Accolade VX5600 Cell Phone Review
Here is a snippet: "Walk into AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, or any electronic store and you will find an increasing number of smart phones and a dwindling number of basic phones. There is, however, still a need for basic phones that are focused on making and receiving calls. Luckily there are still a few available. We decided to take a look at LG’s newest offering in this venue – the LG Accolade VX5600."
Lenovo IdeaPad V460 Review
"Maybe you can have it all. Despite a notebook market fragmented into various extremes – from netbooks that can barely play YouTube videos to desktop replacements you can barely lift off the desk – a handful of notebooks still manage to find some middle ground. Lenovo’s attempt to balance size, power, and price manifests as the IdeaPad V460, an aluminum-clad, 14-inch notebook with both integrated and discrete graphics for power when you need it and battery life when you don’t."
Link to the review: http://www.digitaltrends.com/laptop-reviews/lenovo-ideapad-v460-review/
Bluetooth 3.0 is here, for the most part anyway, at least it’s here officially, but we’re not really seeing many devices incorporating it just yet. Several companies have already introduced micro USB Bluetooth 3.0 dongles that can help you get prepared, one such company is Cirago and they’ve sent me over two for review. A Class 1 device that has a range of 333Ft, and a Class 2 device that has a range of 30ft. These aren’t Bluetooth 3.0 +HS devices, these are just the standard Bluetooth 3.0 specification so don’t expect super speeds from them, they’re very similar to Bluetooth 2.0 specs actually.
I have a 3 pack of Speck screen protectors for the iphone 3G and 3Gs this this is worth about $10 but it is free for you! I am sure everyone knows what these are and what they do. So if you want to win this for yourself or for someone you know, then just leave a comment and let us know what other Speck accessories you have for any of your mobile products (laptop, ipod, phone, backpack etc.). If you do not have any speck products just leave a comment with you favorite phone accessory manufacturer and why you like them. I will randomly pick a winner on Monday, September 20th.
Sharing Your Thunderbird Profiles Between PCs and OSes @ Techgage
Quote: If you run multiple computers or different operating systems on the same PC and want access to your email without switching computers or rebooting into a different OS, Thunderbird has the answer. Here’s a quick guide to setting up different Thunderbird clients to access the same profile, no matter which OS or PC you’re connected to.
Make Windows Mail work in the Windows 7 Operating System
"Many people have been disappointed to discover that Windows Mail is not included in Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system. In it’s place is a new email program called Windows Live Mail that’s earned its fair share of scorn. Luckily there is a way to bring Windows Mail back from the dead. In this Tech Tip PCSTATS will show you how to make Windows Mail work in a Windows 7. Experience with Windows Command Prompt would be helpful, see this Guide if you need a refresher. "
IDF 2010 – Light Peak, Wireless Display (WiDi), and New RealTek Wireless Technology
The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is always a good place to spot new emerging technologies. Much of it tends to center around Intel’s current and future processor or chipset technologies but there’s more to IDF than just that. Many exhibitors provide advanced technical insight as well as previews of their future technologies in action. Basically, if you see it here, then you know it’s coming to the market in some form or another in the foreseeable future.
‘Sony VAIO P VPCP115KG review’
Nice clutch- said my wife when she saw me carrying the new VAIO P
The Full Article can be viewed at http://tbreak.com/tech/2010/09/sony-vaio-p-vpcp115kg-review/
Five Web Browsers: Which is the Fastest? @ Techgage
Quote: Your PC might be fast, but what about your Web browser? That’s right… Web browser. It might seem mundane at first, but there can be stark performance differences between one browser and the next, and after pitting the five most popular options on the market – in both stable and nightly formats – the results might surprise you.
NVIDIA APEX PhysX: CPU vs GPU Efficiency @ Benchmark Reviews