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The Daily VR-Zone News Summary – 19 January 2011

Hardware News:

Patriot Xporter XT Rage 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review

Description:The Patriot Extreme Performance Xporter XT Rage is
a USB Flash Drive with both performance and functionality. Featuring an
innovative Quad Channel configuration, data is intelligently managed
and transferred simultaneously to 4 NAND chips resulting in vastly
enhanced performance, particularly write speeds..

Noctua NH-C14 Heatsink and Fan Review

Description:The NH-C14?s dual fan design allows you to adapt
it to your needs should you have restrictions for height in either your
case or on your motherboard. It utilizes the secuFirm2 mounting system
which makes installation a breeze on even such a large cooler.

Lian Li PC-X2000FB Review

Description:There is almost no other case on the market which
embodies quality and design like Lian Li does this with the PC-X2000FB.
Elegant lines as well as homogenous black areas create a lasting

Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review

Description:Samsung has released their 470 Series line of SSDs
which feature Samsung components exclusively. This is a refreshing
change from the legions of SandForce clones out there but can they
compete with the best drives we’ve tested and how will they stand up
over time?

Sparkle Nvidia GeForce GT240 OC 1024MB GDDR5

Description:The Sparkle GT240 is labeled as OC or overclock
but it really isn’t technically overclocked is it? The performance isn’t
bad, but it’s not great either.

Consumer Electronics and Software News:

From Disney with love: Exclusive Japan-only Disney smartphone shows up online

Description:Four years after Disney has sold its last mobile
phone, it appears that the company may just have something in store to
make its comeback: a Disney-themed smartphone has been found making its
way in…wait for it…Japan

Viewsonic Singapore launches PJD7 and Pro8 series projectors

Description:Viewsonic Singapore today unveiled their latest
projectors series, the PJD7 that is designed for education and
commercial use, and Pro8 which is ideal for businesses and homes. Both
projector series are available now.

Facebook Disables Phone, Address Data-Sharing Feature

Description:Facebook announced Tuesday that it will
temporarily disable a feature that allowed the social-networking site to
share user phone numbers and addresses with app developers.

US$10,000 goes to iTunes’s 10 billionth app downloader

Description:Following in its legacy of giving away huge prizes
to people who are in the right place at the right time, Apple has
announced it will give away a $10,000 iTunes gift card to whomever
happens to download the store’s 10 billionth app.

RIM agrees to block porn in Indonesia

Description:Research in Motion (RIM) has said that it will
obey an Indonesian government order to block access to pornographic
websites from its devices.

iHome iP49 Studio Series Portable Rechargeable Audio System with Clock Radio for iPhone & iPod Review

Description:The iP49 Rechargeable Audio System with Clock
Radio from iHome is a multifunctional device with a fold-up design,
which makes it really easy to carry on our trips, making possible to
listen our favorite tunes from the Iphone/Ipod, but also from the FM
Radio or even an auxiliary audio source.

Gaming News 

The perks of owning ‘Portal 2’ for PlayStation 3, according to Valve

Description:Valve Software has shed light on some of the
features PlayStation 3 owners of the action puzzle game Portal 2 can
expect when the game hits stores in April.

Square Enix unveils ‘Final Fantasy XIII-2’

Description:Square Enix plans on releasing a sequel to the
epic role-playing adventure Final Fantasy XIII next winter. The
publisher says production is underway for the cleverly titled Final
Fantasy XIII-2, which will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Most Anticipated PC Games of 2011

Description:Even though the landscape has shifted somewhat in
recent years, with many companies putting a lot more effort behind
console development, PC game sales still managed to grow 3% in a year
where the industry as a whole was stalemate. That’s no surprise with
blockbusters like StarCraft II and WoW: Cataclysm breaking records last

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