G-Technology G-DRIVE Mini 750GB HDD

Posted on November 17, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Legit Reviews — The company G-Technology (or G-tech as they referred to) may not sound familiar but its parent company Hitachi is well-known worldwide. They have a rather large line of external storage products that are all aimed towards Mac users but are just as at home connected to a PC. Today, we'll be having a look at their G-DRIVE mini 750GB external drive. Immediately upon seeing the drive, the similarities to the Mac Pro desktop computer are clearly evident with the brushed aluminum finish, sleek design and perforated exterior. If you own an Apple system and are vain about having your hardware accessories that match your system, it doesn't get much better than this...

HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ Video Card

Posted on November 17, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Benchmark Reviews — The holiday season is fast approaching and there is still no official word on the next generation 28nm GPU's other than TSMC starting volume production. What does that mean? Well, it looks like we will be waiting until next year before any more new video cards from either camp are released. This stop gap between generations gives AIB partners a chance to tweak and perfect their designs and introduce some different models to keep the market active. Today Benchmark Reviews will be looking at the HIS Radeon HD6870 IceQ 1GB, a modern video card with a classic HIS design. As aftermarket designs go, this looks like a real beast of a card but there is no factory overclock on this model. The cooler is a mixture of the HIS IceQ X fin array and a shroud that looks similar to a reference card shroud with a twist. HIS have dubbed the radial fan a 'Black Hole Impeller' because it is able to draw in air from both sides as it is raised slightly from the PCB. T! he main question is what difference will this make to operating temperatures and overclocking potential; and that is exactly what we intend to find out...

Griffin Helo TC RC Helicopter

Posted on November 17, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
TechwareLabs — With their new Helo TC RC Helicopter, Griffin aims to improve upon the general formula for indoor RC helicopters by swapping out an iOS device for the standard RC remote. The end result is a bit of a letdown, but the brilliance Griffin aimed for can still be seen, though it is obscured by a few glaring issues.

Western Digital TV Live

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Techware Labs — Sometime ago we reviewed the WDTV which is a great product, but as with everything in technology field products evolve. The next product in the evolution of the Western Digital TV series is the WD TV Live Hub and we have reviewed it for you here.

Antec Performance One P280 Midtower Case

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Legit Reviews — Today we have Antec's newest addition to the Performance One series, the P280. Continuing the legacy of Performance One enclosures, the P280 integrates quiet technologies such as sound-dampening steel / polycarbonate side panels, a triple-layer front door and hard drive trays with preinstalled vibration-reducing silicone grommets. Antec says that with the P280 they have fixed some things that users didn't care for, so let's find out if they did!

Early Taste of Linux Mint 12

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
PCWorld — Just a week or so after revealing that Linux Mint 12 would be taking a hybrid approach to introducing GNOME 3, the project behind the free operating system on Saturday announced the debut of a release candidate of the software.

RHEL 6.2 will support AMD's Bulldozer power saving

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
The Inquirer — Red Hat has said that its upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (RHEL) will support all of the power saving features of AMD's Bulldozer Opteron processors.

Linux Foundation Announces Program for Automotive Linux Summit

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
Linux Foundation — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its program for the first-ever Automotive Linux Summit taking place November 28, 2011 in Yokohama, Japan.

Silicon Power Velox Series V30 60GB Solid State Drive

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
ThinkComputers — Silicon Power is not a name you really think about when you think about solid state drives. If you did not know Silicon Power was founded in 2003 and they mainly specialize in memory products. Today we are going to take a look at one of their first SATA 6GB/s drives the Velox Series V30. This drive is powered by the SandForce SF-2281 controller and boast speeds of 550MB/s read and 500MB/s write.

Nvidia Optimus with Ironhide

Posted on November 14, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
So you would either be lucky and have a BIOS option to turn off the integrated Intel graphics or like me be unlucky and have no BIOS option and be stuck using the Intel graphics (which in recent years aren't so bad and are starting to actually perform better - but then there's the S3TC issue which is a whole 'nother thing with open source graphics).