Tech News May 2009

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iBuyPower Gamer Paladin F880 Review 

Hardware Logic :: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
“iBuyPower offers a a boatload of baseline configurations ready to be customized, and the one we’re looking at today is the new Paladin Gamer F880. Built around Intel’s Core i7 platform and armed with a Blu-ray drive and various multimedia accouterments, the Paladin has the potential to be an all-around performer, at least on paper. Toss in Zalman’s recently released GS1000 full-tower enclosure and the Paladin has our attention. Can it keep it?”

ASUS VH236 LCD Monitor
Phoronix :: Thursday, May 21, 2009
“Over the years we have looked at many ASUS products primarily with when it comes to graphics cards and motherboards, but never had we got our hands on an ASUS LCD monitor. However, that changed earlier this month when receiving the ASUS VH236 LCD monitor. This 23-inch widescreenmonitor from ASUS has a native resolution of 1920 x 1200, a 2ms GTG response time, ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio Technology, ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, and a dual 2W speaker system. This ASUS display may not be as nice as the Samsung SyncMaster 305T but it does offer more features than some of the other monitors in its class like the Dell S2409W. Continue on as we test out the ASUS VH236 LCD monitor.”

Interview with Kingston VP, APAC
Hardware Bistro :: Thursday, May 21, 2009
“Kingston has been in the market quite some time ago; we would like to say long time ago as Kingston is one of the pioneers in memory industry and can we know what is the secret or key factor that Kingston is holding which make Kingston so successful all these while since it is not easy to find out the balance point between cost, quality and time to market.”

Best PCs Under $500 
Digital Trends :: Tuesday, May 19, 2009
“You turn on your computer to check the weather forecast in the morning, surf the Web in the afternoon, and make plans with friends over IM in the evening. Your idea of gaming is a quick round of Bejeweled Twist, teleconferencing doesn’t get more complex for you than firing up Skype, and every video you’ve ever watched on a computer has come from YouTube. Congratulations: You’re a casual computer user, and you really don’t need to spend any more than $500 on a PC.”

NZXT Zero 2 Crafted Series PC Case
Dragonsteel Mods :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Today we will be looking at the first of three PC cases from NZXT. Their original Zero case was well received as it was designed for quiet cooling and performance. The follow up to this acclaimed case is the aptly named Zero 2 which is designed for the home enthusiast and gamer in mind. Unlike its predecessor which was made of relatively light aluminum, the Zero 2 is 10.2 KG of hardened steel. It has plenty of room for expansion as it features thirteen drive bays in total. Cooling is the main theme as the Zero 2 can accommodate eight fans in total with two included in the bundle. A 500 Watt PSU is optional, but in this day and age 50 Watts may not always be enough. So lets take a closer look at the Zero 2 and see if it measures up to its predecessor.

Prepare for Bountiful Harvests With Plangarden
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Map out your garden without getting your hands dirty.

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Samsung’s New SmartPhone Makes a Great Impression
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
The Samsung Impression sports a fantastic display–the first commercially available Active-Matrix OLED screen.

DiskDigger Gets Better, But Stays Free
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mirror Backs Up Simple Folder Structures–For Free
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
This tiny, simple, but effective smart copy utility makes backing up a folder easy.

Canon Pixma MX860 Inkjet MFP
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
You get a lot of features for a midrange price, but this Pixma’s performance is merely average overall.

Canon Pixma MX330 Inkjet MFP
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
The Pixma MX330 is a decent, basic multifunction in most ways, but its costly black ink is a disappointment. Presented By: You Need the Speed of Norton 2009 Introducing the revolutionary Norton Internet Security 2009. With a one-click, one-minute install, under 7MB of memory usage and fewer, shorter scans, it’s the fastest security suite anywhere. Get your FREE trial today!Click to Learn More www.norton.com/speed   Ads by Pheedo

HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet MFP
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
A small office that wants it all can get it here: features galore, including really inexpensive inks.


Brother MFC-6890CDW Inkjet MFP
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
If you need tabloid printing, this machine offers it; but there are speed and cost trade-offs.

AVG LinkScanner Helps Avoid “Poison” Web Sites
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Protect yourself from certain malicious Web sites with this security freebie.

Terminator: Salvation for IPhone
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
It’s summer movie season. The usual explosion of new blockbuster films brings inevitable collateral damage in the form of inevitable tie-in merchandising…

CuteClips Gives You More Clipboards
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Ever since I covered Jumpcut and PopCopy back in 2006, I’ve been a huge fan of well-designed multiple-Clipboard utilities. These programs store multiple recent… Presented By: You Need the Speed of Norton 2009 Introducing the revolutionary Norton Internet Security 2009. With a one-click, one-minute install, under 7MB of memory usage and fewer, shorter scans, it’s the fastest security suite anywhere. Get your FREE trial today!Click to Learn More www.norton.com/speed   Ads by Pheedo

Glandarius Wing Strike for IPhone
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
There’s always room for a good top-down aerial shooter game, even on the iPhone. Drawing from such classic inspiration as “1943” and “Raiden,” Glandarius Wing…

Pointer Remote for IPhone
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
The App Store now features a number of different apps you can install to control your Keynote or PowerPoint presentations. I have already reviewed Keynote…

IAntiVirus 1.0
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Writing reviews of Mac antivirus software can be a thankless task, much like correcting e-mail grammar: no one particularly wants to hear about it, but there…

Death to Gaming Mice
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Wireless gaming mice are expensive, slick status symbols for the hard-core. But are they worth the money? And are they safe for your hands? We look at two models to find out.

EasyGPS Helps PC and GPS Device Plan Trips Together
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Send and receive waypoints and routes between many popular models of GPS receivers.

ScriptPal 1.0.2
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
A few years back, I extolled the virtues of Doug Adams’s repository of AppleScripts for iTunes. The hundreds of iTunes scripts available from Doug’s site give…

SurfaceDJ for IPhone
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Plenty of App Store offerings help you create music on your iPhone or iPod touch. But Vectorform’sSurfaceDJ is one of the few DJing programs available for your…

Ego for IPhone
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Web site managers or bloggers looking for a centralized way to keep tabs on basic Web stats should check out Ego from Garrett Murray. This $2 statistics…

Wiki Tap for IPhone
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
The App Store is loaded with Wikipedia apps that let you search for and read articles from the online user-produced encyclopedia. One such client, the free Wiki…

Verbatim 1TB Professional Hard Drive
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Verbatim’s 1TB Professional Quad-Interface Desktop Hard Drive is a speedy, chic, high-end desktop drive with an affordable price tag. The versatile Verbatim…

Hands-On: Asus Eee PC 1008HA, UX50, and U80V
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
The 1008HA isn’t a MacBook–but it sure feels like one. We take a preview model of Asus’s newestEee netbook for a quick spin and get a glimpse of other new Asus laptops on the way.

MaxMem Might Speed Up Your PC. Maybe.
PC World :: Saturday, May 16, 2009
This program claims to speed up your PC by recapturing system RAM.