2012 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Review

April 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Car Tech, MINO, Reviews, Spotlight

The Range Rover Sports, first introduced in 2005, was one of those runaway success stories rarely found in SUVs. A great blend of power and updated looks compared to the regular Range Rover (introduced in 2002), the Sports edition was a welcome change. With slimmer windows, tight wheel arches and chunky bumpers, the Range Rover Sports became an instant classic.

Seven years after launch and today we’ll be looking at the 2012 model that comes with some slight and some major improvements. The biggest thing you’ll notice is that the Range Rover Sports looks almost the same as it did in 2005. There are some minor touches, like different styled wheel, exhaust pipes and shinier tail lamps, and let’s not forget the automotive industry’s latest fad, the LED headlights.

The biggest change, however, comes in the form of the recently introduced 3rd generation 5.0 liter supercharged engine from Jaguar. We saw this beast of an engine in the Jaguar XFR last week, and it continues to impress here as well.

Overall the 2012 Range Rover Sports remains the same from the outside as it has ever been. Apart from the new headlights and tail lamps you’d be hard press to discern this model from anything that’s come before.

Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 2GB Graphics Card Review

April 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Web News

URL: http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Galaxy-GeForce-GTX-680-2GB-Graphics-Card-Review

Quote: “Interestingly, Galaxy was the only company to push forward on
display outputs with Fermi, as we saw in our looks at the various
Galaxy MDT graphics cards (GTX 570 and GT 520). While we gave the
company lots of credit for stepping outside the box and helping to
push the NVIDIA market ahead, all of that work is likely lost now that
NVIDIA has introduced the ability to natively support four displays.”

Airlive N.Plug One Touch Wireless Repeater Review

April 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Web News

Although I’ve always preferred wired connections over wireless ones (mainly because of security issues) i can’t deny that i have used Wi-Fi wireless points numerous times while on the go with my smartphone mostly. However regardless of how much practical wireless networks are they do have certain drawbacks and so aside the already mentioned security ones which can prove quite bad for people working with sensitive data signal range and quality are also two issues that can’t really be ignored. Many manufacturers have tried to partially correct that issue by adding more antennas onto their wireless modem/routers and there have also been quite a few improvements in wireless standards during the past decade (from 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, to the latest 802.11n) but unfortunately signal range is still an important issue. Repeaters (also known as extenders) like the N.Plug One Touch Wireless Repeater by Airlive which we have here with us today have been around for many years and aim to boost the signal strength (range) of any Wi-Fi enabled modem/router without much effort.

Article Link: http://www.nikktech.com/main/articles/peripherals/142-airlive-n-plug-one-touch-wireless-repeater

2x Kingston HyperX 240GB 3K SSDs in RAID 0 Configuration

April 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Web News

If you’re a gamer, and you’d like to improve your gaming experience with faster loading and less jumpy gameplay, the Kingston HyperX 3K SATA III SSD could be an option for you.

http://www.bjorn3d.com/articles/2x_Kingston_HyperX_240GB_3K_SSDs_in_RAID_0_Configuration/2222.html

SilenX Effizio EFZ-120HA5 CPU Cooler Review

April 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Web News

“It’s like the stock market,” explains one of my friends. “Sometimes it’s up, and sometimes it’s down. Sometimes, it even goes into a recession.” In life, there are always certain features of various types of goods and products that stand out as what one considers good or bad. But before we decide or even get into our review today, let’s take a quick example to put things into perspective. One time, I walked into a conversation between two friends, in which they were talking about durians. To one of them, from his cultural background, durians are one of the tastiest fruits on the face of this earth. No matter what horrible things other people say about the durian, it is still the best. My other friend, however, detests durians with his life. Now, imagine a hedgehog — you know, that cute animal with spikes on its back? For whatever reason, I’ve always associated objects looking like other objects, and the image of a hedgehog looking like a durian somehow pops into my mind. As some may see it, hedgehogs are one of the cutest animals around. Its face and how it puffs its spikes into a ball just makes it adorable. On the flip side, others are disgusted by its spikes, because it pokes whatever that comes near it. Whether you like the hedgehog for its looks or the durian for its tastes is really up to you, but the fact is that both of these objects are pointy and are good at being what they are. When I was asked to do another review on a heatsink — specifically speaking, the SilenX Effizio EFZ-120HA5 — many thoughts ran through my head. At first glance, its appearance looks quite decent, but getting down to its cooling ability while living up to its ‘SilenX’ name is another story. Is it good at being what it is? Read on to find out!

* Link: http://aphnetworks.com/reviews/silenx_effizio_efz_120ha5

Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooler Review

April 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Web News

Link: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Noctua-NH-L12-CPU-Cooler-Review/1533

The NH-L12 is a horizontal cooler from Noctua, which has four heatpipes, one 120 mm fan over the heatsink, and one 92 mm fan under it. Check it out!

“Today we are testing the Noctua NH-L12 CPU cooler, which has a horizontal heatsink, four heatpipes, and two fans (one 120 mm and the other 92 mm wide). Let’s test it!”

Galileo sets your iPhone in motion

April 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Apple, News

Ever wish that you could properly use your iPhone for a video conference? Or maybe for some awesome time-lapse photography?

Well a little KickStarter campaign is out to change that with Galileo, a robotic iOs controlled device that offers infinite rotation capability for your iPhone. You simply slide your iPhone into Galileo, and then control it with an iPad or another iOS enabled device.

The introduction video on the campaign page looks promising – while I don’t think you want to be sliding your iPhone under a car to check for oil leaks, it certainly will improve things for video conferencing, spying on your kids, and taking some great photos from otherwise difficult angles.

The project set out to raise $100,000 of funding, but has already reached a staggering $597,500 with funding to end by this weekend. Check out the video and project page here – for a backing of $85 you can get your hands on a Galileo when they hit production.

RIM introduces low-cost BlackBerry for developing markets

April 19, 2012 by  
Filed under News

Research In Motion announced today that its latest attempt to win over consumers in developing markets with the introduction of the BlackBerry 9220.

The 9220 will launch in India first, at a retail price of about INR 10,990 (approx AED 850). It features a 2 megapixel camera, BlackBerry OS 7.1, and will only operate on 2G/EDGE networks. It’s almost a desperate attempt by RIM to woo consumers over from the iPhone and Android fanbase, and with an affordable price point they just might be able to convince a few people to join the BlackBerry bandwagon.

RIM has had to go some serious changes recently to try and get back some of its slipping market share in Western markets. It’s announcement to launch a flagship store in Dubai is an example of how the company is looking to other international markets to keep itself going until it can figure out how to tap back into a market that it used to dominate at one point.

Still, it remains to be seen if the 9220 will do well at all – there are a good number of low-cost Android devices already on the market, so it will be interesting to see if this ‘bold’ move will prove helpful.

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