Historical Archive

T-Mobile ANDROID announcment imminent?

According to Reuters, the first ANDROID announcements could be less than two weeks away. You know that the other major carriers can’t let T-Mobile steal the spotlight, so if there is indeed an announcement on the 23rd, I can see others quickly following.

“Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile unit is set to start selling a mobile phone based on Google Inc’s Android software within weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.”

Five thousand 1-900-number calls. Five thousand. Bringing you to a grand total of 45,000 minutes. Wow.

"In his defence, Vaccarelli told WABC-TV New York that it was ‘outrageous’ to imagine he’d made so many calls."

Resistance 2 Beta Signups; Anti-Spore Christians

Go get your name in that for the Resistance 2 beta if you’re so inclined. Kotaku’s reporting that you can sign up now on the game’s official site, that spots are likely limited, & that you’d better act fast if you want in.

You can now apparently throw some christians into the mix of Spore-haters. Yep, DRM-haters are no longer alone in their quest, though the motives are clearly from different ends of the spectrum

Rock Band game show in the works?

It’s only a rumor, but it certainly sounds credible to me. Game show-slash-reality TV at its best, folks.

“Centred around competition between bands of four, it’ll give you the chance to not only get on TV and win the ‘Ultimate Rock Band Experience…'”

New AMD mid-range cards this month

DigiTimes has the full-coverage story. We’ll see mid-range (4670/50), followed by entry-level (4550) cards from AMD this month, & they’re still on track to get their first 45nm chips out the door before the end of the year. Fudzilla’s got the english run-down on ASUS’ 4670 offering plus a link to the original story which includes a photo. Non-reference cooling & HDMI in store. Graphics processing on the cheap, anyone?

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

Monolith successfully regained control of the rights to the F.E.A.R. name, so Project Origin is now F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (like it should have been to start with).

“Why not drop the Project Origin name altogether? Well, for one, there has already been quite a bit of branding associated with that name, but more importantly, when Monolith lost the F.E.A.R. name it asked its community for suggestions to replace it. In a contest, Project Origin was chosen, and thus, the name has ties to the F.E.A.R. community.”

Intel takes a stab at the SSD

In case you missed it, Intel’s SSD hit the internets yesterday, & the reviews are all proclaiming it the best thing since sliced bread. Plenty of review-age to go around, so feel free to get your read on, but coming in at around $600 isn’t going to get many people jumping on the buying bandwagon anytime soon.

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PCPerspective

geekE news: Reviews from the web edition

Notebooks

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 @ DigitalTrends

ASUS Eee PC 901 @ the TechReport

Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 @ CompuKISS

Video Cards

XFX GeForce GTX 280 and 260 XXX Edition @ [H]

ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX+ ZONE Edition @ TweakTown

ASUS ENGTX260 TOP @ techARP

MSI Radeon 4850 R4850-V101 @ Motherboards.org

Point of View GeForce 9400 GT 1024 MB Wall-E Edition @ techPowerUp

Motherboards

ECS GF8200A @ Virtual-Hideout

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H @ Motherboards.org

Gigabyte EP45T-DS3R @ ThinkComputers

Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H @ Hexus

RAM

OCZ Flex II 4GB PC2-9200 DDR2 @ Legit Reviews

Storage

Super Talent PICO – C Gold 8 gig – Limited edition @ XtremeComputing

Seagate FreeAgent Go 120GB Portable Hard Drive @ ThinkComputers

Thecus N3200 3-Bay SOHO Network Storage System @ Bigbruin

PQI 8 GB Class 6 SDHC @ techPowerUp

Thecus N5200BR NAS Server @ LegitReviews

Mice

Razer Lachesis 4000DPI @ Phoronix  OCZ Dominatrix @ TweakTown

NZXT AVATAR Crafted Series @ Futurelooks

Games

Devil May Cry 4 – PC @ Gamepyre

Card Games Collection – PC @ Gamepyre

Power

Thermaltake ToughPower Power Express VGA 650W @ Techwarelabs

BFG Tech ES Series 800W @ ThinkComputers

Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W @ Rbmods

Cases

Hiper Osiris @ TweakTown   Raidmax Iceberg @ Pro-Clockers

Cooler Master HAF 932 @ HardwareSecrets

Rosewill Conqueror @ the TechReport

Cooling

Asus Lion Square CPU Cooler @ HardwareLogic

Cooler Master Hyper Z600 Heatsink @ HighTechReviews

Etc.

Lowepro Inverse 200 AW Camera Bag @ Futurelooks

Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty @ PureOverclock

LITE-ON Blu-Ray Disc Player @ TechwareLabs

Flip Ultra Camcorder @ HardwareSecrets