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CES 2009: Razer


Razer has been talking about a wireless mouse for quite some time now. I first heard about it around 2 years ago. The company is showing off the new Mamba mouse. This unit can be charged either per USB cable or on the cradle. You may also choose to use the unit as a wired mouse or as a wireless unit. It holds a 5600 DPI sensor and the battery will last you for 14 hours of continuous gaming or around 72 hours of casual gaming. The second introduction is the Carcharias headset. It is based on the more expensive Megadolon unit, featuring the same looks and technology within the headset. Instead of the 7.1 surround sound, the Carcharias offers stereo sound instead. The Mamba mouse can be pre-ordered for 129.99 US Dollars, while the Carcharias is available now for 79.99.Source: Razer

Rep. Baca Introduces Legislation to Make Violent Video Games Sold With Health Warning

Today, Congressman Joe Baca (D-Rialto) introduced legislation that mandates all video games with an Electronics Software Ratings Board (ESRB) rating of Teen (T) or higher be sold with a health warning label. The Video Game Health Labeling Act of 2009 creates a new rule within the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which forces games with a T rating or higher to be sold with a simple warning label, reading: “WARNING: Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior.”

“The video game industry has a responsibility to parents, families, and to consumers – to inform them of the potentially damaging content that is often found in their products,” said Rep. Baca. “They have repeatedly failed to live up to this responsibility. Meanwhile research continues to show a proven link between playing violent games and increased aggression in young people. American families deserve to know the truth about these potentially dangerous products.”

MSI Will Focus More on All-in-One Computer Market This Year

In response to the trend towards increased integration and lower power consumption in the global computer market, MSI released an all-new "Wind NetOn" product line and officially announced its intention to focus its efforts on the All-in-One computer market in 2009. The new Wind NetOn lineup emphasizes on an integrated one-piece design, environmentally friendly energy-saving features and a stylish exterior that deliver satisfactory performance at reasonable prices without taking up extra space.

ASUS Announces Halogen-free Product Processes Across its Major Product Lines

ASUS, a world-leading company in the new digital era, has been a staunch supporter of environmentally-friendly computing. Staring from 2000, ASUS has initiated the GreenASUS project, which focuses on four Green Home Runs—Green Design, Green Procurement, Green Manufacturing, and Green Service and Marketing. Since then, ASUS has constantly strived to in its efforts to be more environmentally-friendly. In 2004, ASUS launched the world first lead-free motherboard, and phased in lead-free manufacturing process to all product lines. This year, ASUS will be the first in the IT industry to launch Halogen-free product processes across its major product lines.

CES 2009: Asus


Asus has a large booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center as well. They are showing off their large line-up of EeePC branded unit. The big surprise is the new PC - the D200, which comes in a very small form factor and features a small LCD screen up front. It also comes with 2GB of memory an Atom N270. There is also a gigabit router built into the system.

CES 2009: Crucial & Lexar


Crucial & Lexar have a large, open booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center. They are showing of some of their products, including DDR3 memory, USB flash drives and memory cards. There is a new line-up of such cards, which is intended for HD capable video camcorders. These do not only have the speed needed to play back such video, but also the write performance to record it in real time. Read on for their new flash drives and DDR3 memory

CES 2009: Logitech


Logitech made a big splash at the "CES Unveiled" event this year. They showed off the new G series mouse - the G9x - and the G13 and G19 keyboards. The mouse is an upgrade to the G9 and comes with a 5000 dpi sensor. It is priced at up to 90 Euros, which may be a bit much for some. Read on for information and pictures of the new keyboards.

CES 2009: Super Talent


Super Talent is showing off their Pico series. It now comes in Zinc, Gold and Silver. On top of that they have extended the series with a miniscule unit, which also has a cover on the USB plug side. On top of that the manufacturer is now also offering a "The Godfather" themed line-up. While others offer Disney variants, Super Talent have chosen a topic which should be of interest to all those who know the classic movie.

PQI to Launch More Flash Based Storage Devices at CES 2009

Besides the USB 3.0 demonstration, visitors attending the 2009 CES at Las Vegas may also take a look at PQI's booth, where the company will have on display their full range of Solid State Drives, USB Flash Drives (UFD), Memory Modules and Flash Memory Cards. Among these will be four brand new and never seen before products - 1.8-inch microSATA SSD S518, Express Card SSD S520, 2.5-inch SATAⅡ SSD S525 and e-SATA Combo Card S530. The 32GB Express Card SSD S520 utilizes PCMCIA form factor that supports both USB2 and PCI Express connectivity. Users have the option of using it as a portable USB flash drive or to extend their PC / laptop storage capacity. The 64GB e-SATA Combo Card S530 has an e-SATA connection interface and reaches a maximum read speed of 90MB/Sec. Finally, both PQI’s 1.8-inch microSATA SSD S518 and 2.5-inch SATAⅡ SSD S525 are available with a maximum capacity of 128GB. They are also suitable for installation into PCs, laptops or mobile workstations. Expect more information on each drive at CES 2009.

Source: PQI

Symwave and Seagate to Demonstrate World's First USB 3.0 Storage Solution at CES 2009

Symwave, a semiconductor supplier of high-performance analog/mixed-signal connectivity solutions for the PC, consumer and mobile devices, today announced collaboration with Seagate to demonstrate Symwave's USB 3.0 storage controller device designed to comply with the SuperSpeed (USB 3.0) specification revision 1.0. The technology demonstration is the world's first consumer product application of USB 3.0 and will take place at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 8-11, 2009. The demonstration will showcase streaming data to and from a commercially available external storage device at speeds previously unattainable with legacy USB technology.

TechPowerUp! Wishes You a Happy New Year!

Well, another year has come and gone and I here in Austria just moved on to the year 2009. We, the entire staff of TechPowerUp!, would like to take this opportunity to thank you for stopping by on the website on a regular basis and wish all of you a happy new year. May it be the best one yet and we hope to be able to welcome you in our forums, our front page or as a user of our tools in the new year as well.

All the best,
W1zzard, DarkSaber & the entire staff at TechPowerUp!
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