The question that probably stumped so many this past holiday season, what do you get the guy with everything? If you can't afford the latest sports car on the market, having the newest technology on hand is probably the next best thing possible. With the Plextor PX-B940SA, you get just that. This is the fastest Blu-ray writer currently available on the market. How long that lasts is a completely different topic.

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CES is finally over (has been for several days), and a lot of things were shown. Some were really cool new things, while others were just updated models or those with an increase in speed/capacity. Instead of focusing on the many SSDs or USB 3.0 enclosures that dominated a good part of the show, we will focus on a broad range of other new products in this article.

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Today, a new Vampire Weekend three-song track pack is available for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero.  The popular band returns to the Guitar Hero franchise with the Vampire Weekend Track Pack featuring two songs — “Cousins” and “Holiday” — from their brand-new album Contra as well as “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance” from their 2008 self-titled debut album Vampire Weekend.   The Vampire Weekend Track Pack is now available via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 440 Microsoft Points, from the PlayStation Store for $5.49 and the Wii Shop Channel for 550 Wii Points.  The three songs are also available as single downloads for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each.

 

Today we are taking a look at a very SMALL HTPC from Asrock, they sent us a sample of their ION 300HT-BD where the BD stands for a Bluray Drive so we can use Bluray on this small HTPC. It seems quite competetive towards its competitors with good features and very small size so lets have a look at how it will perform.

Asrock ION 330HT-BD Nettop @ Rbmods

Intel's new Core i5 661 processor combines graphics controller, memory controller, PCI-Express interface and a Dual Core all inside one compact processor package. Utilizing Intel's latest 32 nm process there is quite some added potential for power saving and overclocking, but is the integrated chipset up to the task too?

Network attached storage can offer all sorts of advantages over regular external hard drives. For starters, you have the ability to easily access its stored data on any computer that is connected to your home network. Thanks to configurations that allow for multiple hard drives, you can also added capacity, as well as data redundancy in case something should go awry.

A Futurelooks News Flash - Thecus N0503 ComboNAS Enclosure Review

Today the first part of a RoundUp series stands on the program. The 120-mm-Lüfter makes the beginning, from which we test altogether 25 different copies in two comparisons extensively. Alphapetisch are sorted in first of the two Roundups representatives by Arctic Cooling, Coolink, Cooltek, Easy new facts, Enermax, Gelid Solutions, Nanoxia, Noctua and Noiseblocker. How the first 15 candidates in our Testparcour strike themselves, experience you on the following pages.

120-mm-Lüfter RoundUp V3.0

A lot of excitement and mystery has surrounded Nvidia’s Fermi. What are its specs going to be? Will it beat the reigning single core graphics performance king, the 5870? Well as of today some of that mystery has been revealed; Nvidia officially lifted the Non-Disclosure

Nvidia GF100 Fermi specs and preliminary benchmarks revealed @ eTeknix.com

"With the Gladiator 600 chassis, Cooler Master has a very nice addition to their mid range, mid tower product line. They've managed to incorporate a great looking exterior with good cooling and a functional interior for a cost of around $70 US. Getting a case to market with these features at this pricepoint is no mean feat, and involves some compromises, but I like what Cooler Master chose to compromise on to cut costs with this chassis."

Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Computer Case Review @ Tweaknews

Webcams are rapidly becoming a very popular item. In fact, webcams were one of the most popular electronic items purchased for the 2009 holiday season. Microsoft has long been a competitor when it comes to webcams and with the release of the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema 720p HD Webcam H5D-00001 they may have placed themselves on top of the market. With Skype, Windows Live Messenger, and even Google Video Chat becoming communications tools that are an easy and fun way to stay in contact with our friends and families, people are beginning to expect more from their webcams. The blurry, choppy video that doesn't match up with the audio is a thing of the past. Now Microsoft is introducing HD Video to the mix, offering high definition resolutions up to 720p with their new LifeCam Cinema. In this article Benchmark Reviews takes a detailed look at the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema in order to bring you the latest information on the newest webcam technologies.

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema 720p HD-Webcam @ Benchmark Reviews

SteelSeries' all new optical gaming mouse is put to the test. The Kinzu mouse features the latest generation optical sensor, but can it even begin to compete with the new generation of laser sensor powered mice? We put the mouse to the test and see how well it fair against more modern offerings.

SteelSeries Kinzu Optical Gaming Mouse @ techPowerUp
Aliph, creator of the market-leading Jawbone Bluetooth headset, today introduced Jawbone ICON, its most sophisticated product to date and the world’s first intelligent Bluetooth headset. Jawbone ICON brings new meaning to the term ‘wearable technology’ by enabling users to select iconic voices that speak into the user’s ear; providing information such as remaining battery power, caller ID and more - using the all-new MyTALK platform currently in private beta at mytalk.jawbone.com.   Jawbone ICON is available in six unique designs with elegant, jewelry-like finishes that match the personas that they embody. Jawbone ICON features several audio advancements as well as upgrades to its wind-cancellation and battlefield-tested NoiseAssassin technology. Jawbone ICON retails for just $99.99

Hyperthreads, multi-core, full load, and stability are just a few of the words and phrases that accompany today’s most powerful Intel Core i7 and AMD Phenom II Processors. These chips are calculating and execution monsters that are capable of crashing through every performance record. However, you’re not going to smash through any records if you connect some sheepish power supply to your new state of the art ninja killing system. That’s why you’ll need a very formidable PSU like the Corsair HX750W Professional Series ATX Power Supply. Let’s check this beast out!

A Futurelooks News Flash - Corsair HX750W Professional Series ATX Power Supply Review

It has taken a bit longer than we all had hoped, but last week, NVIDIA gathered members of press together to dive deep into its upcoming Fermi architecture, where it divulged all the features that are set to give AMD a run for its money. In addition, the company also discussed PhysX, GPU Compute, developer relations and a lot more.

Taking a Deep Look at NVIDIA's Fermi Architecture @ Techgage

With a Big Bang we Maximus test a few SuperComputer motherboards based around the P55 chipset for our next LanParty rig. Compared to the previous 3 models this roundup provides you with in-depth test results of 7 Intel P55 mainboards from MSI, Asus, Gigabyte and DFI

Seven Intel P55 Motherboards Tested From Asus, DFI, MSI, Gigabyte @ Madshrimps

 

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