Tech News August 2010

IBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom Series System Review 

Legit Reviews :: Friday, August 20, 2010
“The iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom we got to play with is a beast of a system. Coming out of the box, todays system had a 25% overclock in place from the iBP Labs Level 3 Powerdrive Overclock. This gave the iBUYPOWER Palading XLC Phantom power to spare. The base specifications that we looked at on the first page of the article are impressive, once you upgrade the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom to the features you want, it will make it even better. The performance of the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom as we tested it today was top notch. Throw in the fact that the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom can be purchased from iBUYPOWER for less than it would cost you to purchase all of the parts individually, and its a no brainer! ”

Kingston bangs in record sales while competitors falter – Interview with Bernd Dombrowsky
Kit Guru :: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
While slow and timid interviews are the stuff of weary insomniacs, there’s nothing KitGuru likes more than an experienced senior executive that’s prepared to tell it like it is. To help stir the spirits, Kingston kindly lent us Bernd Dombrowsky. And we are very greatful that they have. You’ll soon see what we mean.

Bernd Dombrowsky has been with Kingston for almost 15 years and his business card claims he is now busy directing sales across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. What we really like about this chap is his complete willingness to GITR (Get In The Ring) and tell it like it is. Expertise, honesty and a complete lack of fear? We like that. We like that a lot!

Tones Overclocking Day – LN2 Overclocking Acamedy
Madshrimps :: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
A Day that would make one person attending the Tones OC Academy a wealthy man. This event being sponsored by Tones, Asus, Corsair and Intel. 6 lucky winners from the Madshrimps competition entered the arena to compete with 4 other winners from the Tones compo. Main price was an amazing hardware combo consisting of a Rampage III Extreme, Intel i930 CPU, 6Gb of Corsair ram and an Intel SSD. To top it all off a full copy of Windows 7.

TRENDnet Powerline Adapter Kit TPL-303E2K
Benchmark Reviews :: Monday, August 16, 2010
With the growing demand of faster and more accessible internet, new technologies such as fiber optics are being introduced. It’s only natural that companies like TRENDnet are coming up with innovative and easier ways to allow you to use this technology in your home. TRENDnet has recently introduced the TPL-303E2K 200Mbps Powerline AV adapter kit for specifically this reason. The TRENDnet TPL-303E2K uses the existing wiring in your home or office to provide a secure, high-speed network. By connecting one adapter to your router and the other to the ethernet port on your computer, you’re able to easily give internet access to that computer just like it was plugged directly into the router. With support for up to 8 adapters, a network with many devices is able to be created. Within this article, Benchmark Reviews tests and benchmarks the TRENDnet 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter kit TPL-303E2K.

VIA M’Serv S2100 Mini Home Server Review 
Tweaknews :: Monday, August 16, 2010
“Its tiny size makes it an easy addition to any home or small office and it packs an impressive amount of power for backup, storage, and other basic server functions. Add some RAM, hard drives, and an operating system, and you’ll have a server that is customizable for your environment without spending an excessive amount of cash.”

Best School Backpacks and Bags
Digital Trends :: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
“Forget loops for ice picks and built-in hydration systems. Unless you happen to attend school on a precarious mountain perch in southwestern Peru, you need a backpack that caters to a different set of needs. Like room for your laptop and MP3 player. A separate pocket to divide sweaty gym clothes from notebooks. A pocket that can keep a can of Coke cold until lunch. And we’ve found backpacks that deliver. These slick back-to-school backpacks could almost convince us to revisit the forlorn halls of high school. Or the tree-shaded greens of a college campus which would take significantly less convincing.”

Ultrasonic Laser Range Finder Review 
XS Reviews :: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
“I’ll be the first to admit that having a job as a hardware reviewer isn’t exactly a bad lot. We get to check out some of the latest pieces of kit around, and occasionally when we’re done we get to hang on to them. This of course has no impact on what score we give an item when reviewing it; but it does occasionally give rise to random items being reviewed.

Being totally honest, today’s review is of one such item. It’s a laser and ultrasonic range finder from our pals at EFO; here’s the review.”

Fantec MM-FHDL Full-HD
Technic 3d :: Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Fantec MM-FHDL Media-Player arrived Technic3D. Elegant black aluminum case with high gloss front in piano lacquer design and an integrated color display. You are ready for Full-HD? We check the Fantec.”

Blu-ray Importing: Aug 2009 Buying Guide
Tweak Town :: Monday, August 17, 2009
“Long time readers may recall the ‘Guide to Buying Blu-rays from Overseas’ from late last year. Whilst I originally intended the articles to become a regular series, the spectacular crash of theAustralian dollar compared to the greenback meant imports were no longer as financially feasible as they were. Well, the good news is that the dollar has recovered somewhat and we have a massive amount of titles to catch up on!

So welcome to the next instalment, covering some of the best import titles to have been released over the last few months. Pending some other financial meltdown, I’ll endeavour to do a few more as the release schedule heats up in the final two quarters of 2009.”