Tech News August 4, 2012


Ivy Bridge is now available for the consumer market… if I had a nickel every time I read that phrase then I’d have… well, a nickel.  Because that’s the snippet of the day from a review at our friends at Hardware LOOK.  You know what you do every time you read the Snippet of the Day? 

That’s right!  Scream real loud!

We seriously have some other interesting news for you today, from self-molding earbuds, to an article about the inevitable decline of Sony.

Sharkfin Self-Molding Earbuds Review @ XSReviews

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro LCS – BCCHardware

Infographic: The Rise of Tablets @

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H WiFi Review @ HardwareLOOK
Ivy Bridge is now available for the consumer market and people are starting to consider upgrading their processors, and with that they need to upgrade their motherboard model also. However, there are still the vast majority that can’t afford to upgrade their CPU, or perhaps they just like there I7-2600K and don’t wish to part with it just yet. Well today, we will be taking a look at the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H motherboard with the 2nd generation I7-2600K CPU. This review is useful for many of you who are not looking to buy Ivy Bridge just yet.

BitFenix Prodigy Arctic White Mini-ITX Chassis Review @ Tweak Town

Arctic Accelero Xtreme III VGA Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets

MSI Barricade Mid Tower PC Case Review @ Legit Reviews
The MSI Barricade is an all black mid tower chassis that has a ton of features and costs under $60 shipped. This PC case features a side window, fan speed controls, a USB 3.0 port, a built-in SD card reader, tool-less drive bays and is setup for water cooling and large video cards. Read on to see if this case is the right one for your next build!

Scythe KroCraft Speaker Extra Rev.B @ Technic 3d

Gigabyte B75M-D3H Intel LGA 1155 @ techPowerUp

Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX 1200-watt Power Supply Review @ Tweak Town

ASUS VG23AH Monitor Review @ Kit Guru

Sony Slips Further Into The Red, Clings To Dying Handheld Market @ Hot Hardware
Sony is halfway through an ugly restructuring period as it seeks to cut costs, consolidate markets, and turn its once-mighty television business around. That’s a difficult proposition for any company, but the Japanese giant’s recent earnings call was gloomy even under these circumstances. Modest upticks in Imaging Products and Services and Pictures were offset by heavy declines in gaming, home entertainment, and music. The company reported a $314M loss for its first quarter of fiscal year 2012 and cut forecasts for a number of markets.