When a game gets released there is normally a hype around, helped only by the extra content and materials that are released alongside it. From short videos or web series to limited edition events or releases, but rarely do you see external companies get involved but that’s what’s happened as Google has made it so you can explore Google Maps as Link, the brave adventurer.
The little hero is here to celebrate the release of the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U in Europe and North America today. If playing as the young adventurer isn’t enough for you, then you can now drag the little adventurer anywhere in the world on Google Maps.
As a person who grew up saving the kingdom of Hyrule, fighting off Mario and stopping the moon from destroying the clock tower, being able to do little things like drag Link over the ocean is strangely rewarding.
You will be able to explore with Link till the 10th, the day the game will release in Japan, so for five days feel free to go on adventures but don’t forget to pick up your copy of the game to experience the real adventure.
BitFenix is back with their latest chassis, the BitFenix Pandora ATX, a bigger and better version of the stunning Pandora M-ATX. We actually reviewed the M-ATX model, and you can check that out here. We’re expecting a sample of the new one too, so if you’re dying to see what the fuss is about, stay tuned.
If you can’t wait for the review and you want to get your hands on this new chassis, you’ll be happy to hear that Overclockers UK will have plenty of stock of Pandora ATX. There’s are two models at launch, the ATX and the ATX Core, both of which are only available in black, at least at launch. The Pandora ATX is equipped with the 2.8” ICON LCD display in the front, allowing for an added personalized touch of the front fascia, just like we saw on the original Pandora in our original review. (pictured below).
“Internally, the Pandora ATX stays true to the BitFenix DNA of innovation – this time mainly evident in the one-piece power cover design, effectively creating a separate bottom chamber for the PSU and HDDs at the bottom. This solution gives added space for exposure of hardware for modding projects, improves case rigidity and shields HDD and PSU noise.”
The Pandora ATX comes equipped with a 140mm fan in the front, a 120mm in the back, is water cooling capable, with room for a mighty impressive 360mm radiator in the top or front, and even has all the dedicated brackets you’ll need for pumps and reservoirs, so high-end system builders are going to love it!
In terms of expansion capabilities, the Pandora ATX comes with support for up to 440mm long graphics cards, 4x 2.5” SSDs and 4x 3.5” HDDs. Maximum PSU length is 220 mm, while CPU cooler height is a maximum of 160mm.
Consumers are exposed to a myriad of cyber threats which are intent upon harvesting as much information as possible, from bogus emails offering state cash refunds to spoofed pages which purport to be from a genuine vendors, but are in fact aiming to collect sensitive consumer details. Well known and popular browser Mozilla Firefox have recognised the importance of alerting consumers to the security of password submission by offering a simple yet important safeguard within the latest Firefox Nightly build.
The security measure in question is in the form of a faded crossed out padlock icon within the address bar of the browser, thankfully it’s more useful than simply a new icon. The aim of this new feature is to warn consumers if a password field is not submitted over HTTPS and thus regarded as insecure. If a consumer clicks on the icon it will provide further details as to why a particular site is considered insecure, below is an image to convey the change. This feature is currently “only in testing as part of Firefox 44 Nightly”.
This new yet simple feature is a good way of informing consumers as to the risks of submitting a password over an insecure method, cyber security is a hot topic and the more every individual knows the better. It will be interesting to note the rollout timescale of this feature once Firefox confirms it for its finished builds. On a side note, let’s hope consumers actually update their browsers in order to benefit from the latest security fixes, I bet many a reader knows someone who is running a version of Firefox that is at least 10 versions behind that of the currently available.
The transformation of Google over the last decade as been nothing short of miraculous, this has included a myriad of services which have combined into one huge conglomerate. Now, Google have also changed their logo, which looks only slightly different to all of their previous logos.
Below is an image of the new design which has been unveiled by the search engines blog, so, why have Google opted for a new design? This is what the company have said.
“Today we’re introducing a new logo and identity family that reflects this reality and shows you when the Google magic is working for you, even on the tiniest screens. As you’ll see, we’ve taken the Google logo and branding, which were originally built for a single desktop browser page, and updated them for a world of seamless computing”
Not sure about “Google Magic” but ok whatever, other changes include the re-imagining of the small blue “G” icon which will now be divided into four colours, below is an image to convey this. Google aims to offer “Seamless Computing” which integrates across the plethora of devices, whether it be Tablets, Mobiles, laptops and traditional Desktops. The world of computing has changed and therefore what once used to be a single desktop browser page is now a never-ending conveyor belt of tech. Google state that they will complete the rollout out of this design change in the near future. But as of writing, it looks to be very much happening considering the colour scheme of both the logo and “G” have changed to the new design. It may make a difference depending on your point of view, only time will tell for consumers.
If you land on Google’s front page you might see this quirky animation which below is in GIF form, this is a subtle way of unveiling a new design.
Google Chrome OS beta users are said to soon be able to test out a huge new feature. The Chrome Launcher 2.0 is said to come in the latest beta version, which looks more like a new tab on the Chrome browser than a platform.
The Chrome Launcher 2.0 is said to come integrated with Google Now which is able to show you the scheduled appointments, flights, reminders and other task cards. Since it is a launcher, it does have access to an app list, should you require it.
Besides the new launcher, the latest beta is said to come with an update that would update the OS timezone while travelling. Another feature that users should look forward to is the ability to unzip password-protected files.
The Material Design is making its way in the Chrome OS with the new update, but only for the File icon. Still, it is a start and Google is bound to add more in the following updates. Users who would like to test out these new features can migrate to the beta channel from the Settings page and wait for the update to be released next week.
Thank you Engadget for providing us with this information
The latest BitFenix chassis has just been revealed and it’s unlike anything they’ve ever done before, in fact, it’s unlike anything anyone else has done before! The BitFenix Pandora features a brushed aluminium design, a slim MATX form factor and it even features an integrated LCD logo on the front panel.
The chassis features a super clean exterior design with curved aluminium panels that come with tool-free fittings. The chassis has a slim 160mm profile; that’s just big enough to fit an ATX power supply.
The front panel comes equipped with a customisable BitFenix ICON 2.4″ TFT screen, meaning you can add your own logo, photo or what ever you like to the front of the case via a simple drag and drop software interface. The screen is connected to your system via a motherboard USB header.
BitFenix have also put in extra effort to ensure the chassis is compatible with high end components, with room for graphics cards of up to 350mm, PSUs of up to 180mm and radiators of up to 240mm x 120mm.
There are three 120mm fans pre-installed in the chassis, two in the front and one in the top, with all intakes fitted with easy to remove dust filters. Depite the slim form factor, BitFenix have also equipped the chassis with some cable management solutions.
The chassis will be available in black or silver, as well as with an optional windowed side panel for those who love to show off their builds. If you just want the stock chassis, you can even get it without the ICON display to help keep your costs down.
Thank you BitFenix for providing us with this information.