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[H] Enthusiast Archives: May 2011Archive Listing

Tuesday May 31, 2011

Cell Phones Are Definitely Going To Kill You

Cell phones are once again going to kill you. Every six months it is safe / dangerous / safe / dangerous / man's best friend / bubonic plague / safe / no data / could be harmful / don't put it in your pocket next to your thingy / safe. Today, cell phones are *rolls dice* "possibly carcinogenic."

Using a mobile phone might increase the risk of developing certain types of brain tumors and consumers should consider ways of reducing their exposure, World Health Organization (WHO) cancer experts said on Tuesday. A working group of 31 scientists from 14 countries meeting at the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said a review of all the available scientific evidence suggested cell phone use should be classified as "possibly carcinogenic."


GIGABYTE Offers Z68XP-UD3-iSSD 20GB Intel SSD 311 Series Bundle

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and computing hardware solutions today announced the new GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3-iSSD motherboard based on the Intel® Z68 Express chipset and pre-bundled with the 20GB Intel® Solid-State Drive 311 Series. The included mSATA-based single level cell (SLC) solid-state drive (SSD), allows users to take advantage of the performance benefits of Intel® Smart Response Technology straight out of the box. The package is expected to be available to end-users in early June from selected online retailers internationally.

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[H]ardware Round-Up II

Cases & Modding

Sentey Black Box Series: BX1-4284 V2.3 @ techREACTION


NZXT FX 120 and FX 140 Fan @ Vortez


Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 10.5 @ TechARP

Is Fedora 15 Faster Than Ubuntu 11.04? @ Phoronix


AMD Radeon HD 6990 vs. ZOTAC GeForce GTX 590 @

MSI Displays Full Arsenal of MSI Motherboard Products at COMPUTEX

The world’s second largest (and Asia’s largest) IT event -- COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2011 -- will be held at all exhibition halls of the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) from May 31 to June 4. MSI, the world-leading manufacturer of mainboards and graphic cards, will be at Booth L607 in TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall A. MSI will display the best of its best products at the show, including products that have passed the uncompromised US Military Standards (Military Class II Series) and the latest Intel Z68 mainboards equipped with the MSI-exclusive OC Genie II.


More HP Notebook Batteries Recalled

HP has recalled another 160,000 batteries. The batteries are found in over 31 different models so there is a good chance some of you could be affected by this (let's hope not).

HP has voluntarily recalled an additional 162,600 lithium ion batteries used in some HP and Compaq notebooks sold between July 2007 and July 2008. The batches of batteries included with 31 models of its notebooks can "overheat and rupture, posing fire and burn hazards," according to the CPSC.


Armored Glove Puts Out 500,000 Volts

Built in 500,000 volt stun gun? Check. Laser sight? Check. Video camera? Check. Endorsed by Kevin Costner? Check. Bad ass armored glove to put it all in? CHECK!

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Equipped with a highvoltage stunner, video camera, laser pointer and flashlight, the armor sleeve is intended to prevent violent situations. The invention was designed by David Brown, a cameraman, editor and producer who makes a living filming musical acts such as Rage Against the Machine and Snoop Dogg, as well as behind-the-scenes movie footage for the actor Kevin Costner, a friend and BodyGuard investor.


Corsair Announces First Corsair Link Kits

Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced pricing and specifications for the Corsair Link™ Cooling Kit and the Corsair Link Cooling and Lighting Kit. Corsair Link is a modular hardware and software system that provides comprehensive monitoring and control of PC cooling and lighting. The two starter packages announced today are complete solutions that allow customers to immediately enjoy the benefits of Corsair Link technology. Customers can then further expand their control with additional peripherals that offer Corsair Link connectivity.


Group Claims to be Attacking Sony, Stealing Data. Again.

I'm telling you, this stuff just isn't going to end for Sony until the hackers simply get tired of making the company look stupid and move on to another target. Who knows how long the will take. eek!

A tweet issued by the group, going by the name LulzSec, says "Hey @Sony, you know we're making off with a bunch of your internal stuff right now and you haven't even noticed? Slow and steady, guys."


Best Buy Orders Stores To Price-Match To

Best Buy has sent out a notice to all its stores instructing them to STOP saying they don't price-match Here are some of the things in the memo the retailer expressly forbids:

  • Create/post their own customer-facing signage at POS registers or at the customer point of entry into the building that actively contradicts the stated policy.

  • Ask the customer to use the kiosk/ExpressLane as a way to avoid price match margin erosion.

  • Not honor a price match to once a customer indicates awareness.


Live Action Portal On Stage

Live action Portal fan-film? Meh, we've seen it. Portal live on stage in front of a huge crowd of nerds? Epic. big grin


FREE Android Plants Vs. Zombies

PopCap Games and Amazon have teamed up to offer you a free copy of Plants vs. Zombies for your Android device. Get it while the getting is good!

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Gaming [H]eadlines

BioShock 2 Minerva's Den Released @ Blue's News

Call of Duty Elite’s Leaked Trailer @ Kotaku

L.A. Noire 'Rockstar Pass' DLC Out @ Shacnknews

PAX Prime 2011 Sold Out @ Joystiq