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Windows 8 Has Some Metro Challenges

Windows 8 has been talked about around the web and among techno geeks everywhere (and on WTU).  Microsoft is trying to bring Windows 8 to most computers and laptops around as well as putting it on Tablets and Phones.  The Metro interface makes it more touch screen focused but they are also trying to incorporate desktop style for those that have a keyboard and mouse sounds.  This isn't easy.  There will be lots of coding to be done for browser and application developers to make it work.  I have a feeling it's not going to be a fun ride as there is lots of configuring to do for both interfaces.  Firefox is one browser that is leading the charge.
If a browser does not support Metro, it is seriously at risk of losing the default browser status, and therefore significant market share," Bondy explained. "A browser without support for Metro, if default, would be taking away a Metro browser completely from the user's computer.


I guess we will see what happens with Windows 8!  CNET has more


 

Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Fan

NoctuaWe have just taken a look at the Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fans.  While a fan review may not sound all that exciting, the difference that a good fan can make in your system is amazing.  There is a lot of science behind these new fans from Noctua so make sure you check out our review to find out at what point they become "silent".  All the details are over here.

The biggest question we get about fans would be, "Is it silent?" Chances are good that all four of these fans would be pretty much undetectable in most peoples systems even when running at full speed.  We hooked each of them up in a quiet room to see just how slow they would have to spin before we couldn't hear them anymore. For our testing we hooked them up to an adjustable fan controller and manually tested their speeds with a digital tachometer while standing approximately 2 feet away from the fan.


Android App Pick - Box

We have just posted up our 26th App Pick of the Week and this week we're appealing to all of you that like to share data and take it with you - or at least have access to it everywhere you go.  We take a look at Box and see where the 5GB account gets you - all for free!


Please post your thoughts, comments, questions and suggestions for next week's Android App Pick of the Week!

Samsung Chronos Laptop

HardwareLook has a look at the new Samsung Chronos laptop that comes loaded with a Core i7 processor, 3GB of DDR3 and a nice 1600x900 display.  In the end, this laptop is pretty sweet as it even can handle some games with a Radeon HD6750 graphics processor.  I'd take one of these.

Laptop

The Samsung is a expensive Notebook, but definitely worth splashing the cash on as the specs proves, but not just the specs are good, the features of the laptop make the Chrnos worth the buy, as its user Windows based user interface is made even simpler and allows you to access allocations ever quick. The Samsung Chronos offers setting adjustment features that make this Ultrabook run super fast, while the ability to customize its eco friendly side makes the laptops battery last much longer.


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ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional Motherboard

Fatal1tyWe have just taken a look at the ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional motherboard.  This board is well designed and is built for the ultimate AMD AM3 system.  It's pretty loaded and performs about as good as it looks.  If you are looking for a great board for a good price that will keep you satisfied, check out our review for all the details.

We’ve reviewed quite a few ASRock motherboards over the years and one thing we’ve found is that when they put the “Professional or Extreme” tag onto the name of any of their products they usually have the features to back it up. This motherboard has so many features that even after over a month of it being on my test bench I was still finding features that I hadn’t had a chance to play with yet. This isn’t your average workstation board, this board is built for the person who wants to tweak every last bit of performance out of their PC.


Storage Stuff

It's really remarkable how much storage has shifted from mechanical spinning HDDs to Solid-State Drives.  As you see today, there are a ton of SSD solutions available - including some PCIe solutions.

 


Episode #153 - No Used Game Love

Episode #153 of Weekly Tech Update is now available on iTunes and the Zune Marketplace.  This is our weekly podcast that covers the hottest stuff in tech - not only around BCCHardware, but also the world.  Check it out over here - as well as a free download in the iTunes store and the Zune Marketplace.

In this episode we will be discussing how much Facebook users are worth as Facebook builds a social search engine, next generation consoles won’t support used games and we have some Windows 8 love.  We have those stories and more...

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Video Game Releases & Reviews

If you're opposed to sunlight - or you enjoy video games in the evening, take a look at the latest video game releases put up by ShackNews.  After you've got your fill of what is new, you can take a look and see what has been recently reviewed.

PC

  • Confrontation
  • Shoot Many Robots (Steam - $10)
  • Tropico 4: Modern Times


360

  • Anomaly Warzone Earth (XBLA - $10)
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection
  • Diabolical Pitch (XBLA - $10)
  • Fallout 3 & Oblivion Double Pack
  • Kinect Star Wars


PS3

  • Devil May Cry HD Collection
  • I Am Alive (PSN - $15)
  • The Price Is Right Decades (PSN)
  • Wheels of Destruction: World Tour (PSN - $10)


Wii

  • TNT Racers (WiiWare)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles


3DS

  • Colors! 3D (eShop - $7)
  • Funky Barn 3D


PSP

  • Canabalt (PSP mini)
  • Farm Frenzy 2 (PSP mini)


NDS

  • Penguin Patrol (DSiWare - $2)

 

eTeknix straps in and enjoys some Microsoft Flight (Free-to-Play) for the PC while HardwareHeaven gets things in gear with Ridge Racer Unbounded as well as the CAPCOM Digital Collection - both for the Xbox. 


Small RAM Roundup

As we kick off the first full month of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, we've got a small collection of RAM kits that may not be all that small.  The 16GB kit of G.Skill Ares F3-1600C8Q-16GAB over at APHNetworks is not small potato, but it is quite affordable for those new Core i7 Ivy Bridge kits.  TechPowerUp has a pretty nice kit of G.Skill on their bench as well.  Not to be left out is the 16GB kit of VisionTek Ultimate Performance Red label PC3-17000 over at HiTechLegion.

The VisionTek 4x4GB PC3-17000 quad-channel memory kit is designed for high performance PCs, such as Intel's latest X79 platform. The VisionTek 16GB Ultimate Performance PC3-17000 memory kit runs at 2133 MHz at CL11 timings with 1.65V and is fully XMP capable for convenient profile loading within the UEFI or BIOS.


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