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The Daily VR-Zone News Update – 18 Mar 2011

Angry Birds

To round up this week's news:

  • Review of the Kingston HyperX PC3-2133 CL9 memory modules;
  • Foxconn NT-535 has a volume of just 0.6 of a litre, but it can handle HD streaming and playback;
  • Dell has introduced the Inspiron R Series Of Notebooks ;
  • The world's first LTE phone, the HTC Thunderbolt, is now officially available from Verizon;
  • HP is betting on the Cloud and WebOS , and
  • Angry Birds developer Rovio aiming for IPO.

Hardware news:

Kingston HyperX PC3-2133 CL9 Review

Description: Now equipped with the next-generation heat sink, HyperX T1 memory kit is Kingston’s latest offering for the most exquisite overclocking memory product one could ask for. Featuring an all new heat sink construction, the HyperX T1 is capable of challenging the limits to deliver a new overclocking experience like never before.

Xigmatek Aegir SD 128264 CPU Cooler Review

Description: The Xigmatek Aegir SD 128264 features the latest in stacked Heatpipe Direct Touch design, taking layering and heatpipe mass to a new level in cooling. Breaking down the model number of the Xigmatek Aegir SD 128264, we know that it features a 120mm fan, 2 8mm pipes and 4 6mm pipes, which is quite an impressive array.

Antec Kühler H2O 620 CPU Cooler Review

Description: The Kühler H2O 620 from Antec is another all-in-one water cooler which does not need any maintenance during its lifetime, and it is recommended for people who want a very easy installation, without the hassle of building a complete water cooling loop from scratch.

Rosewill Thor XL-ATX Full Tower Gaming Case Review

Description: Rosewill recently released Thor case is an XL-ATX tower able to support the extra large motherboards like the EVGA X58 Classified 4-way SLI, Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7 and others. This XL-ATX case enters a rank in terms of size that few other cases venture to, so let's see if it can hold up to the competition and rise above the rest.

Foxconn does 1080p in a small box

Description: With a volume of only 0.6 of a litre, the Foxconn NT-535 is a significant step forward from its predecessor with an upgrade to DDR3 memory and the inclusion of two specific chips to enable true Blu-ray standard of HD streaming and playback.

Consumer Electronics and Software news::

Dell Introduces Inspiron R Series Of Notebooks

Description: Dell has introduced the Inspiron R series, which features Intel's new and improved Sandy Bridge series of processors. These new rigs are designed for style-focused consumers, with loads of color options and an interchangeable lid option standing out.

A glimpse at Amazon's app store

Description: Bored bloggers at a German website tried typing the expected address of Amazon's forthcoming app store, and were rewarded with a glimpse of the initial stock and pricing.

Firefox 4 Likely to Launch on March 22

Description: The Mozilla wiki page lists March 22 as the ship date; when asked if that was accurate, a Mozilla spokeswoman said the company was "trying to make that decision today."

Razer Ferox gaming speakers review

Description: The Razer Ferox portable speakers boast big sound for a pair of speakers that are barely bigger than a standard computer mouse, and they are outstanding audio-enhancing companions for virtually any portable media players (iPods, iPhones, Droid phones, etc) and gaming laptops.

HP is Betting on the Cloud and WebOS

Description: It’s becoming increasingly clear that with last year’s purchase of smartphone maker Palm and its WebOS, HP is going to develop its own cloud offering.

Gaming news:

Angry Birds developer Rovio aiming for IPO

Description: The company that turned a game based around misshapen birds into mobile app gold is planning on making an initial public offering in New York, according to Finnish magazine Talouselämä. Rovio recently wrapped up a round of funding where it secured $42 million in investments, all but guaranteeing that the company would make an IPO in the near future.

Nintendo 3DS (Cosmo Black)

Description: Though it's a bit pricey, the Nintendo 3DS successfully offers a glasses-less 3D experience that needs to be seen to be believed. A weaker-than-usual launch lineup and some inactivated online features dampen its launch, but the future certainly looks bright.

Turbo Grannies for Android

Description: The premise behind it is that Grandma has escaped from the nursing home as she can’t stand being there anymore. Granny hops on her scooter and away she goes. The game is fast paced, and a lot of fun and certainly worth the low price.

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