NordicHardware have the worlds first pictures of Gigabyte's GA-X38-DQ6 retail board. Gigabyte were supplying the board to all invitees in their invitational overclocking contest. The site will be providing some figures and potential "world-class results" shortly, although for now, let the pictures do the talking.
PCMag.com have published an in-depth review of Apple's newly released iPod Touch. After playing with it's music/video playback and having a "glorious experience" on the net, they concluded that it's the "best portable media player ever made." In related news, Gizmodo have learned that the player's screen is washed out, shimmery and looks like a negative compared to the iPhone...
Razer has launched their PRO|CLICK Mobile rodent, aimed at "professionals who crave mobility." The ambidextrous Bluetooth mouse is available in four colors and will set you back US$49.99, and unfortunately, that's all we know at this stage.
While this isn't the first time we've heard rumors about Intel's X48 chipset, this certainly does confirm that the chip exists. According to DigiTimes, the X48 will now arrive "by years-end," with supporting motherboard making an appearance in quarter one. The X48 will share the same design as the X38, but add support for 1600MHz FSB and DDR3-1600 memory.
The $600 iPhone's price recently plummeted to $399 - causing early buyers of the 8GB model to go into a screaming frenzy. Following on from "angry emails", Steve Jobs promised users a $100 rebate, providing they purchased their phone outside of the 14-day sale period. Today, the refund has been activated.
Recently an array of sites have been reporting that Windows is updating itself without users knowledge, even when Automatic Updates is disabled, in both XP and Vista. Microsoft's program manager, Nate Clinton, has now attempted to set the record straight...
Microsoft have outlined the changes that will affect Vista's in-built search in service pack one. Microsoft will be allowing users the choice of third-party searches such as, hmm, Google - to be used as the default desktop search. Before using a new third-party search, search providers will need to register their service using the new protocol in Windows Vista SP1, the company added.
OCZ have unveiled their latest cooling product, the Vendetta. While the design of the cooler is nothing we haven't already seen, the cooler's three copper heat pipes make direct contact with the processor, instead of the conventional base plate. Aside from the better heat transfer, the Vendetta is 134mm tall, gives off 22-34 DBA and operates at 2800RPM.