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Posts by Martin Castaldo

Review of Be Quiet!'s Dark Power Pro 10 vs. Power Cool X-Viper

In this review I will be looking at two 850w power supplies, one from the well-known company Be Quiet! and the other being the less well-known Power Cool. I will be comparing features to see how stable they are powering 2 x 680s in SLi and also just how quiet they are when under a heavy load.

Tesoro Shrike Review

Martin takes a look at the Tesoro Shrike, testing it's size, weight and longevity when it comes to some mad gaming sessions.

Netgear Centria WNDR4700 Storage Router Review

The Centria won awards at CeBIT and we were keen to see exactly what it has to offer.

Custom mITX Server Build - Part 3

Martin continues building the mITX HyperV server with lots of images!

Facebook Announce New Feature..

New search ability to steam the falling share prices

Custom mITX Server Build - Part 2

Martin's motto is plan, plan, plan and then plan your build some more!

HMV Closes Online Store

In a move that can only be seen as a cost cutting exercise, but all stores stay open.

Nintendo Have A Major Restructure

The games giant merges their handheld and console divisions in an effort to streamline development.

Apple and Amazon Told to Kiss and Make Up

Judge orders tech giants to try and settle out of court.

Microsoft Launch Mobile App Competition

Redmond try to drum up apps by offering prime time US advert.

HMV Enters Administration

Most recognised high street music and film retailer finds it too hard in financial times.

BT Offers Free Wi-Fi

It is for February only, but what are you waiting for!

Call of Duty Snubbed by Gearbox

The games studio turned down the chance to create Call of Duty game...

Custom mITX Server Build - Part 1

Martin guides you through the picking of parts for his awesome mITX server build in this 5 part blog.

Corsair H80 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler Review

With all in one watercooling solutions becoming more widespread I decided to give the H80 a run for its money and see just how cool it really is.

THQ Bidding Commences

Publisher files for bankruptcy with buyers aplenty.

New Lower Power Ivy Bridge Processors

Intel debut their new 7 watt processors aimed at ultrabooks and tablets.

Netgear steps into the Google TV Market With Their NeoTV Prime

Networking giant takes a swing at the set-top market.

The conversation that changed my rendered world! Part 5

Ponderings of a 30 year old gamer..

Mobile Phone Giant Nokia Sell Their HQ

To free up some capital but stay in the HQ for the time being.

UK Gaming Trade Bodies Release a Statement

UKIE and TIGA welcome government tax breaks.

Microsoft Opens to the World

After almost a year of private beta Microsoft's social network goes live.

Google Exec Chairman wonders why Apple have not targeted them

Eric Schmidt ponders why Apple has not taken their patent fight to Google's door step.

The conversation that changed my rendered world! Part 4

The gaming world according to Guba.

Creative Assembly Announce New Partnership

The large studio team up with Warhammer to create new Warhammer games! (exciting)

Xbox ban denied by US Judge

Google owned Motorola fails to ban sale of xbox in US and Germany.

The Pope gets the Twitter Bug

Pope Benedict XVI decides to start Tweeting!

Jonathan Ross opens his own game Studio

The celebrity and gamer confirms Hotsauce Interactive.

UK Chancellor Promises Help to Games Companies

Tax relief and skills investment offered to the industry.

AMD stay with swappable CPUs

With rumours that Intel are not doing swappable CPUs in the future AMD says no to the idea.

Saitek X52 Pro Flight Control System Review

Martin requests to taxi his desk and take off with this immersive flight control system from Saitek.

The conversation that changed my rendered world! Part 3

The meet, greet and drinks in the pub....

Synology Disk Station 111 Review

Martin gets technical with network attached storage as he takes a look at this one disk wonder from Synology.

Nintendo Ready to Launch Another Console

Wii Mini, leak first, announce later....

Microsoft Considers UK Stores

with flagship store in London, but more to come!

Microsoft in Interactive Augmented Reality

Having recently filed a patient for augmented reality glasses.

Google's Maps Go Indoors

A year after its announcement Google's indoor maps seems to have taken off.

UK Government in Talks on Data Protection

and leading analysts debate pros and cons of data protection.

Apple Ordered to Disclose Agreement With HTC

as ordered by US Judge in patent trials.

GoldenEye: Reloaded Developer Sees Massive Job Cuts

Eurocom seems work force reduced to around 50 from 200 in restructure

The Dizzy Series Returns with Dizzy Returns (Subject to Kickstarter Funding)

The Oliver Twins hope to kick start the Dizzy franchise with new game in the classic series.

The conversation that changed my rendered world! Part 2

My views on gaming, gaming, and well, I guess, gaming.

Steam Passes 50 Million Users

Sega VP of digital distribution states some interesting Steam figures.

Sony Stock Downgraded to Junk Status

Fitch downgrades Sony's stock after worries on economic and a strong Yen.

22Cans Promises to Reinvent the God Sim Genre

and goes to Kickstarter to make their new god sim.

IE10 Surprising Speed Results

Microsoft's IE10 obliterates 9 in speed tests.

Busy 24 Hours for Publisher THQ

THQ enter forbearance as CFO leaves the company

Kickstarter Funding Record Broken

Star Citizen breaks the $6m barrier with cross funding.

Cisco Acquires Cloud Based Company

Cisco pay $1.2 billion for cloud company Merkai.

Facebook Searches for Search Engine Alliance

Facebook in talks in Yahoo for integrated search.

Google Fined a Record $22.5 Million

Google fined for illegally tracking users browsing trends.

Fresh Meat Added to Ongoing Patent Battle

Judge allows addition of iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 to patent case.

THQ Face Court Action Over Copyright Infringement

THQ facing lawsuit over use of tattoo in UFC Undisputed 3.

Nintendo Release Statement to Allay User Fears

Nintendo 'mock up' menu sparks hack fears.

CoD Black Ops 2 has a Record Breaking 24 Hours

and smashes through $500m in just 24 hours.

Sharp Finds Knight In Shining Armour

Intel injects much needed cash into the electronic giant.

Wii U Deluxe Sells Beyond Expectations

Wii-U pre-order sales has Nintendo astonished.

Microsoft's Head of Windows Division Resigns

Guru Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft under rumours of feud...

CCL Elite Zeus II Overclocked Motherboard Bundle Review

Martin takes a look at one of our best selling overclocked bundles the Zeus II.

Microsoft Confirms No DX11.1 Support For Windows 7

Windows 8 only for DirectX 11.1 as Windows 7 gets no love.

THQ Default On Loan Payment

THQ have missed a payment on their $50m loan from Wells Fargo

THQ Struggling To Survive

Poor financials and the poor sales of Darksiders II put THQ in trouble.

NVIDIA Breaks Personal Record

Record revenue, with a little help from Tegra.

NVIDIA releases Geforce 310.33

NVIDIA squares up to AMD in driver war

Nintendo Cuts Their Revenue Projections

Nintendo are erring on the side of caution with yearly projections

AMD Confirms Job Cuts

AMD will cut around 1,700 jobs

NVIDIA's CUDA 5 Ships!

CUDA 5 hits the market

Microsoft Surface RT Pricing!

Microsoft Surface RT UK Priced & Available To Pre-Order

AMD Allegedly Cutting 2,000 Jobs

After a poor revenue posting by AMD jobs are now on the line.

Apple Hire Ex AMD Employee

Apple hire chip designer to help with their processors

OCZ CEO Warns Investors of Revenue Shortfall

OCZ's newly appointed CEO warns of poor performance.

OnLive's Dramatic and Disappointing Sale

OnLive is sold for a very surprising $4.8m

Borderlands 2 New Character Released

Gearbox announces the Mechromancer is available today!

Microsoft Explores New Computer Controls

The software giant is looking at creating a wrist worn senor for multiple applications.

Samsung Contributes To Open Source File System

by adding over 12,000 lines of code to F2FS

Workers Strike in Foxconn Factory

Workers strike on iPhone 5 line over work conditions.

DayZ Standalone Due November

Creator calls it a "accidental project", but standalone earmarked for November release.

Valve launches Software Store on Steam

Steam now dabbles in the software market as well as games.

Microsoft Launches New Peripherals

With the launch of Windows 8 Microsoft looks to be refreshing their peripheral range as well.

Tax Relief for UK Based Game Developers Gets Securitized

Tax relief is only for games with 'Britishness'

Gigabyte Unveils Their New NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660Ti

Gigabyte's new 660Ti with a whopping 3GB

Google Underwater Street View - Sea View

Put down your snorkel and your wetsuit, Google have gotten wet so we don't have to.

Toshiba Reveals New Hybrid Drive

Toshiba's hybrid drives are aimed at laptop users looking for a performance boost.

Intel Retire 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs

Intel's Ivy Bridge will make it into desktop systems as it's the end of the line for many of their 32nm Sandy Bridge desktop processors

Prison Architect Goes Alpha

Introversion's Prison Architect does Alpha, but for a price!

Building Your Own System - Component Compatibility Guide

Martin walks us through checking compatibility when looking to build our own systems, it's not as scary as you may think.

Paradox Interactive's Impire

Paradox pays homage to Dungeon Keeper like game in Impire

Beneath a Steel Sky 2

Revolution Software announces sequel to the age old classic Beneath a Steel Sky

iPhone 5 Glued to Floor by Pranksters!

Dutch prankster creates expensive iPhone gotcha!

EA Creates 300 New Jobs

EA creating employment opportunities at their existing site in Ireland

Samsung Announces the 840

First seen at IFA 2012, the Samsung 840 SSD series delivers considerable levels of advancements to the notebook user environment

Borderlands 2 and Torchlight 2 Out Now

Borderlands 2 and Torchlight 2 released into the wild and available to play

PowerColour Unleash a New Beast of a GPU

The truly demonic PowerColour Devil13 HD7990 breaking shelves this September

Origin Offers Battlefield Games for œ9.99

To celebrate Battlefields 10th Anniversary EA offer massive discounts!

The Humble Indie Bundle 6

Torchlight, SPAZ, Rochard, Vessel, Shatter, BTA: DustForce

FTL: Faster Than Light Game Review

Martin takes a look at the indie Kickstarter game that started it all...

Microsoft issues warning over IE9 exploit

Zero-Day exploit found within Internet Explorer 9's code warning issued

Kickstarter: Project Eternity

Obsidian Entertainment, a group of highly skilled and experienced developers on their way to creating Project Eternity.

Windows 2012 (Hyper-V) serious business.. for gaming!

Windows 2012 with RemoteFX running games across your network.

FTL: Faster Than Light is go!

The fantastic crowd funded game by Subset Gamesl released and ready to download on Steam

Review Asus DSL-N55U Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router

Martin takes a look at the high end ADSL+ Router from Asus and gives us his input on its throughput

Valve bidding for a military defense contract?

Obviously they're not interested in hurting people with this replica Portal 2 turret but that doesn't stop us wanting one

Gigabyte Z77 G1.Sniper M3 Gaming Motherboard Review

This week Martin takes a look at the mATX Z77 gaming board from Gigabyte

Future Proofing - A Valid Concept?

Our newest writer Martin Castaldo gives our readers his view on future proofing