Logitech Squeezebox Touch Wi-Fi Music Player Review

March 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Web News

Many people i know think that just because people such as I have been working with computers over the past 2 decades they have no other interests or hobbies but that really couldn’t be more wrong since i also happen to love many other things including cars, paintball and most things related to music and movies. True i can’t actually review cars here (at least not for the time being) but gadgets and electronics related to music have always been in my crosshairs and that’s one of the reasons behind today’s review which is about one such device. Of course as the title reveals the gadget i am talking about is no other than the Squeezebox Touch Wi-Fi Music player by Logitech.

Article Link: http://www.nikktech.com/main/articles/gadgets/49-logitech-squeezebox-touch-wi-fi-music-player.html

ASUS EA-N66U Wireless-N450 Ethernet Adapter

March 28, 2012 by  
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Devout followers of the technology industry may have seen a sneak preview of ASUS’ latest dabble in networking hardware back in January when it was announced at CES 2012. Maybe you only read an information starved press release after the event, either way there hasn’t been much information regarding the ASUS EA-N66 3-in-1 Dual Band Wireless N450 Ethernet Adapter until now. Benchmark Reviews recently reviewed the ASUS RT-N66U Dual Band Wireless N900 Router and USB-N53 Dual-Band Wireless N300 USB Adapter, and now the EA-N66 3-in-1 Ethernet adapter completes the trio. There are a few Wi-Fi to Ethernet bridges available on the market as well as dedicated Wi-Fi repeaters and Access Points, but never before have all three functions been combined into one device, and never has a piece of networking hardware ever looked so interesting. Speed is the name of the game here, the EA-N66 3-in-1 Dual Band Wireless N Ethernet Adapter has a 10/100/1000 Base-T co! mpliant RJ45 interface and can operate on 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless N frequencies at speeds up to 450Mb/s.

ARTICLE URL: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=885&Itemid=70

MSI A75MA-G55 Motherboard

March 28, 2012 by  
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Link: http://rbmods.com/msi-a75ma-g55-motherboard/

Quote: Today we take a look at a socket FM1 motherboard from MSI name A75MA-G55. This board comes with features like long lifespan components, OC Genie, onboard graphics, USB 3 and SATA 3. This looks like a good board for the FM1 socket and perhaps a HTPC setup or even better…Lets find out!

NVIDIA GPU Boost Technology Report

March 28, 2012 by  
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Quote : After a rather long hiatus, NVIDIA has finally launched their
Kepler microarchitecture and its flagship graphics card, the NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 680. Amongst Kepler’s many new features and improvements
is the NVIDIA GPU Boost Technology.

We had earlier posted an overview of the new NVIDIA GPU Boost
Technology in our tech report of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680, but
thought we should go into the details of the NVIDIA GPU Boost as there
is this perception that it’s the same thing as Intel’s Turbo Boost
Technology. Well, it’s not, as you will see in a moment. Let’s get
right down to it.

Link : http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=745

3R System AK6-600M Power Supply Review

March 28, 2012 by  
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Link: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/3R-System-AK6-600M-Power-Supply-Review/1515

Let’s now test the 600 W version of the new AK6 power supply series from the South-Korean 3R System, which comes with a modular cabling system and the 80 Plus Bronze certification.

Here is a snippet:
“The AK6 is the latest power supply series from 3R System, offered in two wattages, 500 W and 600 W, with (models ended with “M”) or without a modular cabling system. They come with the 80 Plus Bronze certification. We’ve already reviewed the 500 W model, which deserved our recommendation. Let’s now test the 600 W model with a modular cabling system, which the manufacturer promises a peak wattage of 700 W.”

The thing about iPad continuing to charge past 100%

March 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Apple, Articles, News, Tablets

Any time you have a new product released by Apple, you will find people tearing it left, right and center looking for the least bit of information to make news from. One such “news” was the continued charging of the new iPad for another hour even when the unit shows 100% charge on the battery icon.

AllThingsD spoke with Apple’s Michael Tchao about this “issue” who explained that it is simply an effect of the same trickle charging feature that has always been included in iOS devices:

So, here’s how things work: Apple does in fact display the iPad (and iPhone and iPod Touch) as 100 percent charged just before a device reaches a completely charged state. At that point, it will continue charging to 100 percent, then discharge a bit and charge back up to 100 percent, repeating that process until the device is unplugged.

Doing so allows devices to maintain an optimum charge, Apple VP Michael Tchao told AllThingsD today.

“That circuitry is designed so you can keep your device plugged in as long as you would like,” Tchao said. “It’s a great feature that’s always been in iOS.”

So that puts that to rest. Tchao notes that users can expect 10-hour battery life on the new iPad regardless of when in that trickle charge/discharge cycle they unplug their device, and that Apple intentionally displays the battery level at 100% throughout that cycle so as to not confuse consumers who might otherwise think their device is not completing charging correctly.

Source: AllThingsD

Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

March 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Product of the Week

The GeForce GTX 680 is the fastest and most power effecient GPU ever built by Nvidia. New features include GPU Boost which dynamically boosts clock speed for extra performance. New FXAA and TXAA modes eliminate jaggies. And Nvidia Surround lets you game on three monitors from a single GPU.

Check out our review to see what makes the GTX 680 such an incredible graphics card that every PC enthusiast should have.

Win a MSI Big Bang-XPower II Motherboard

March 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Competitions

MSI mainboards maintains the commitment to product stability and reliability by introducing Military Class III components! In addition to the use of Hi-c CAP, SFC, and Solid CAP, MSI now incorporates DrMOS II, the next-generation DrMOS that provides an integrated Double Thermal Protection to maximize the lifespan of components. All Military Class III components have passed MIL-STD-810G certification, making MSI’s Military Class III components synonymous with premium quality and ultimate stability.

Features:
- World’s 1st PCI Express Gen 3 mainboard brand
- World’s 1st UEFI and software graphical user interface
- OC Genie II
- NVIDIA SLI and AMD Crossfire
- Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2
- Super Charger
- USB 3.0
- 3TB+ Infinity
- Superpipe

GFI launches VIPRE Business Antivirus 5.0 in the UAE

March 28, 2012 by  
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Press Release:

GFI Software today launched GFI VIPRE Antivirus Business 5.0 and GFI VIPRE® Business Premium 5.0 in the UAE, the latest evolutions of the company’s flagship antivirus solutions. Following extensive development and the integration of many new features and enhancements based on user feedback and requests, VIPRE Business 5.0 proves that comprehensive malware protection does not have to be difficult to deploy, time-consuming to manage or a drain on system resources to be effective.

“At a time when IT security in the workplace has never been more critical, our philosophy and approach to antivirus software continues to be in stark contrast to our competitors,” said John Spoor, Channel Sales Manager MEA, GFI Software. “Our focus continues to be on refining VIPRE to deliver superior performance and protection, through a solution that is easier to deploy, easier to manage and more effective at detecting and stopping threats than ever before.”

To accomplish that, GFI has made several key enhancements to VIPRE Business, including:
- Incompatible Software Removal – Seamlessly integrated into a newly streamlined installation process, the incompatible software removal tool enables IT admins to deploy VIPRE Business in an environment free of other antivirus agents. This technology is provided free of charge, and it is ideal for IT admins removing numerous agents across a network, as well as to ensure a completely clean testing environment when evaluating a 30-day, full-featured trial of the product.
- Windows Firewall Auto-Configuration – The new VIPRE Business installation process automatically configures and provisions Windows Firewall settings on all endpoints to ensure communication with all deployed VIPRE agents, removing another time-consuming task IT admins may face when managing an antivirus solution.
- Integrated Database – VIPRE Business also eliminates the need for any database configuration by IT admins. It employs an integrated database that further accelerates the installation process and eases administration. IT admins can also use their own Microsoft SQL database instance.
- Auditing and Reporting – IT admins have complete insight into any changes made to VIPRE Business’ security settings. This aids in policy enforcement, regulatory compliance and e-discovery.
- Remote Management – VIPRE Business provides an improved communication layer for IT admins, VARs and MSPs remotely managing antivirus solutions across multiple networks and locations.
- Enhanced Management Console – An updated user interface makes managing endpoints even easier.

A Trusted, Proven Security Solution
Used by tens of thousands of customers worldwide, VIPRE Business has become a trusted, reliable security solution for small and medium businesses (SMBs), healthcare providers, educational institutions, non-profit organisations, government agencies and more.

Comprehensive Malware Protection
Backed by GFI Labs, VIPRE Business defends against viruses, worms, spyware, Trojans, bots, rootkits and more. It uses a proprietary technology stack to scan large volumes of files quickly and with minimal impact on system performance. VIPRE Business also protects against email-borne viruses and integrates with all desktop email solutions using POP3 or SMTP, including Microsoft® Outlook®. VIPRE is certified by AV-TEST, ICSA, Virus Bulletin (VB100) and West Coast Labs.

VIPRE Business Premium adds a bi-directional firewall for admin control of network traffic; a Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) to monitor suspicious activity; and Web filtering to block malicious URLs, ads, harmful scripts and phishing sites.

Pricing and Availability
VIPRE Antivirus Business is priced aggressively and includes one year of support, updates and product upgrades. The upgrade to VIPRE Antivirus Business 5.0 is available to all existing VIPRE Antivirus Business and VIPRE Enterprise customers. New customers can purchase VIPRE Antivirus Business on a per-machine basis. Pricing for VIPRE Antivirus Business and VIPRE Business Premium includes the first year of maintenance and are extremely competitive, based on a five user licence, with a sliding scale discount based on number of machines.

Anonymous threatens to shutdown the Internet

March 28, 2012 by  
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Straight out of a cheesy sci-fi movie, hacker group Anonymous has threatened to shutdown the entire Internet of the world.

Their purpose? To send a strong message against “SOPA, Wallstreet, our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun.”

How do they plan to do something seemingly impossible to do? They will launch their favorite set of DDoS attacks on thirteen DNS severs that keeps the Internet chugging on. DNS servers are responsible for converting a web URL into an IP address the website’s server can recognize and act upon (you know, because computers cannot understand English language, or any for that matter). This won’t, of course, shutdown the Internet but block the most commonly used way of accessing it, aka the HTTP protocol.

“By cutting these off the Internet, nobody will be able to perform a domain name lookup, thus, disabling the HTTP Internet, which is, after all, the most widely used function of the Web. Anybody entering http://www.google.com” or ANY other url, will get an error page, thus, they will think the Internet is down, which is, close enough. Remember, this is a protest, we are not trying to ‘kill’ the Internet, we are only temporarily shutting it down where it hurts the most,” Anonymous wrote in their press release published on Pastebin.

The group aims to carry the attack on March 31st.

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