Intel may have not given us an exact launch day for their new IVY Bridge desktop and mobile processors that will implement 22 nanometer technology, but at least we have it narrowed down to the week. Intel has plans to launch their new processors somewhere between the dates of April 1-7.
Megaupload and its executives, FileSonic has disabled the file sharing abilities that users have come to expect from this service. Megaupload is a file-sharing service that was shut down this past Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI on charges of online piracy among others. Both free and paying users are affected by this change in services and policy and now users can only access content they have saved and uploaded on the FileSonic website themselves. It looks like FileSonic has become cautious of its own possible future brush with the US Feds. If this becomes a trend with other major file-sharing companies, than maybe SOPA and PIPA are not even needed to hinder the internet and that scares us.
AOC, a large manufacturer of HDTVS and LCD/LED Monitors, is launching a new breed to the PC monitor market with the release of the 23-inch 3D LED equipped AOC 3D Monitor (e2352PHz). The AOC 3D Monitor will offer flicker-free FPR 3D technology, HDMI 1.4a input, built-in speakers, two pairs of passive polarized glasses, a glossy bezel, 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, built-in VESA stand for desktop or wall mounting, and a 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
Bitfenix, a known brand in the PC tower manufacturing industry, is releasing a follow-up to their popular Shinobi PC tower series with the Shinobi XL. The Shinobi XL is a full tower case that will feature XL-ATX compatibility, liquid cooling support, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 9 PCI slots, and something unique called the BitFenix SuperCharge port. The SuperCharge port is a port that supplies up to 2.5A of current, 5x more power than a USB 2.0 port, to allow for charging mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
BMW, Porsche, and Nissan are among the new revolution of car brands that are getting into designing products for companies in the consumer electronics and accessories industry. Thermaltake is one of those companies to enlist the help BMW to help in the design of a concept gaming mouse. BMW has already assisted Thermaltake in the designs of their Level 10 PC chassis series.
NZXT has unveiled their release of a new full tower PC case, the Switch 810 Hybrid, that is targeted towards the "hardcore PC enthusiast." NZXT claims this chassis offers great cooling features, maximum expandability, and the first adjustable hybrid fins in the industry. The Switch 810 is available, right now, for $169.99 on the NXZT website.