Tuesday, 16 October 2012

PCWorld reviews the new Vizio CT14-A2 Ultrabook

Ultrabook ™ Inspired by Intel. Instantly Inspiring. The sleek, responsive Ultrabookâ„¢ is powered by visibly smart Intel® Coreâ„¢ processors so you won’t have to compromise performance for style.
  · Always less than an inch thick
· Wakes up in a flash
· Runs for hours, standby for days
· Stunning performance and visuals
Intel. Discover what's possible with an Ultrabook™

PCWorld Editor Lyod Case says
that the Vizio CT14-A2 Ultrabook is "Elegance in Minimalism."

If Walter Gropius could see the new Vizio CT14-A2 Ultrabook, he’d probably approve. It sports a sleek, metallic elegance, like many of the quintessential Bauhaus designs. And as the Bauhaus school would do, Vizio stripped out seemingly essential features, but the end result is a compact, lightweight, usable laptop that performs well and looks good.

Vizio ships a sleek, gorgeous looking laptop that performs well, with an emphasis on usability over features.” — PCWorld.com, 8/9/12

Vizio: Shop Thin + Light. PCWorld: 4.5 stars. Vizio: Shop Thin + Light. PCWorld: 4.5 stars.

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Monday, 15 October 2012

Next-gen touchpads respond to pressure

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Next-gen touchpads respond to pressure

10.14.2012 1:45 PM

Researchers at the User Interface Software Technology conference demonstrated unique projects that took advantage of a new, pressure-sensitive Synaptics "forcepad" that could debut in ultrabooks as soon as next year.

A Windows 8 pricing FAQ: What we know, so far

10.15.2012 10:45 AM

Microsoft and its retail partners revealed a few more details about Windows 8 pricing, clarifying what the Redmond, Wash., developer has purposefully left muddy in the months leading up to its release next week. We try to answer the most-pressing questions.


Microsoft launches Xbox Music: What you need to know

10.14.2012 9:00 PM

Microsoft is kicking it up a notch with the new Xbox music service, but the company will need to greatly expand device and OS support to capture significant market share.

Adobe ships Acrobat XI featuring new cloud services

10.14.2012 9:01 PM

New version of Acrobat touts increased integration with cloud services such as Adobe EchoSign for electronic signatures and FormsCentral for forms creation and data collection.

Report: Softbank deal to buy 70 percent stake in Sprint to be announced Monday

10.14.2012 11:00 PM

Softbank will acquire a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel, with the boards of both companies agreeing to the deal, which will be announced Monday, according to CNBC.

Review: iPod nano (7th generation) combines the best of its predecessors

10.15.2012 3:00 AM

With the seventh generation of the iPod nano, Apple has taken the best of the previous two generations and combined them into an iOS-inspired player that for many people will be the best nano yet.

How to change your DSLR lens the right way

10.15.2012 3:00 AM

Here's how to change the lens while keeping your mirror, sensor, and lens clean and safe.

Toshiba Satellite R945-P440 review: Sturdy and so-so

10.15.2012 3:30 AM

The S945-P440 is a mediocre all-purpose laptop that might make a good family machine.

The Windows 8 UI: How do interface and usability experts rate all the changes?

10.15.2012 3:30 AM

The Windows 8 user interface has received significant criticism for being unintuitive and difficult to navigate. Are the barbs legit, or do long-time Windows users just hate change? We asked usability experts for answers.

Is all your gear Windows 8 compatible?

10.15.2012 3:30 AM

Some notebooks and peripherals are Windows 8-challenged. Here's the 411 on what plays nice with the new OS.

Acer adds two new all-in-One PCs to Windows 8 lineup

10.15.2012 5:20 AM

Acer on Monday announced several additions to its Windows 8 device lineup including two new all-in-one PC models and two touch-ready high definition monitors.

Logitech's illuminated Windows 8 keyboard connects to 3 devices at once

10.15.2012 6:24 AM

Logitech has introduced the Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810, which lets you connect to as many as three devices simultaneously. It also glows as your hands approach the keys, but apparently runs only with Windows 8.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Microsoft move hints at the death of Windows service packs

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PC Overclocking Utility; Control & Implement Game Features

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MSI Afterburner: Brand-agnostic PC overclocking utility

Oct 3, 2012 1:44 PM

Platform-agnostic PC overclockers have MSI's venerable Afterburner utility to tweak their video-card collection. Afterburner (free) is designed to work with MSI's own products, but in actuality works with most modern hardware. Note: The "Try it for free" button on the Product Information page takes you to the vendor's site, where you can download the latest version of the software.
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FXAA Post Process Injector

Oct 3, 2012 2:14 PM

Old games aren't the only ones that cause trouble. Modern 3D titles are rife with disappointments, but perhaps the more irksome to gamers are yestertech graphic options on recent games. Console ports are mostly to blame for this (I'm looking at you, From Dust) as developers are forced to aim for the lowest common denominator targets to maximize sales and homogenize development, but they aren't the only offenders. None of that matters, however when you boot up your new game and find it bereft of features like advanced antialiasing, HDR, or Bloom. Fortunately, you can get all of those effects today without updates or patches via FXAA Post Process Injector (free). Note: The "Try it for free" button on the Product Information page takes you to the vendor's site, where you can download the latest version of the software. You'll find it halfway down the vendor's list of software.
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