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Comments (4) | February 12, 2016 12:26PM PST | bp9801
Quantum Break Comes to Windows 10 PCs as Part of New Cross-buy Strategy

In just about two months, Remedy Entertainment's Quantum Break will arrive on the Xbox One. Any gamers that pre-order Quantum Break will also receive a free digital copy of the title (plus Remedy's previous games Alan Wake and Alan Wake's American Nightmare) on Windows 10 PCs, a new cross-buy strategy that Microsoft's Xbox head Phil Spencer hope...

Comments (0) | February 12, 2016 09:57AM PST | bp9801

The weekend has arrived, with a few items to help pass the time until you get home or to Deadpool. We have a review on the NZXT HUE+ RGB LED Controller, which comes with eight preset settings or a totally customized approach with the CAM 3.0 software. A new case mod is highlighted that welcomes the upcoming Far Cry Primal game, complete with a m...

Comments (0) | February 12, 2016 09:17AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Having a fast Internet connection is very important if you are downloading or streaming large amounts of data, like modern games, movies, and television shows. The ability to download the entire Game of Thrones series in HD in under a second though is probably a bit extreme for an end-user. For the backbone of the Internet, speeds like that are ...

Comments (0) | February 11, 2016 07:47PM PST | gebraset
H110MD PRO Motherboard Announced by BIOSTAR

BIOSTAR, a motherboard manufacturer based in Taiwan, has officially announced the latest addition to its PRO family of motherboards, the H110MD PRO. The H110MD PRO motherboard is compatible with the latest 6th-generation Intel Core processors and features an LGA 1551 socket, the H110 chipset, a five-phase power design, 100 percent solid capacito...

Comments (0) | February 11, 2016 10:11AM PST | bp9801

We're approaching the end of another week, with a few items for you to check out. There's a look at the best CPU coolers to fit whatever type you're looking for, regardless of air or water. The ASUS PB328Q 32" monitor, with its 2560x1440 resolution and VA panel, gets tested to see how this monitor compares and performs in a variety of tasks. End...

Comments (0) | February 11, 2016 09:40AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

In 1915 Einstein published the General Theory of Relativity, from which many predictions were made, and one of them has only recently been confirmed. Researchers have for the first time detected gravitational waves with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). The waves were detected on September 14, 2015 by the twin LIGO ...

Comments (0) | February 11, 2016 07:16AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Thin film transistors (TFTs) are normally found in low-power, low-frequency devices because they lack the performance necessary for more powerful technologies. That could be changing soon though, thanks to researchers at the University of Alberta and the new architecture they have designed. This work could be used to create advance flexible tech...

Comments (0) | February 10, 2016 08:51PM PST | gebraset
GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition Now Available from EVGA

EVGA has officially released the GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition, the company's latest video card aimed at gamers and those who want a stellar virtual reality experience. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition is available with the reference NVIDIA cooler, as well as EVGA's ACX 2.0+ cooler that provides improved cooling, reduced fan noise, and better o...

Comments (0) | February 10, 2016 03:55PM PST | CheeseMan42

Mode 7 Games has announced a sequel to its 2011 strategy game Frozen Synapse, to be released sometime this year. Frozen Synapse 2 has been in development "for quite a long time" according to the announcement made on Twitter by co-founder Paul Kilduff-Taylor. Not much more is known about the game at this time, with the developer promising to rele...

Comments (0) | February 10, 2016 09:58AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with several items along the way to get you through the day. There's a look at the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX case, a small yet striking case with its black exterior and red interior to set it apart from the crowd. For some power needs, we have a review on the EVGA 750W GQ power supply, which is a budget model for ...

Comments (1) | February 10, 2016 08:58AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Carbon nanotubes are an interesting material with multiple forms and many possible applications. For some of these applications though, they have to be very pure and removing imperfections can be difficult and costly. Researchers at Rice University though have discovered that microwaving the nanotubes can make removing impurities a lot easier th...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 04:38PM PST | CheeseMan42

Oculus has announced a number of "Oculus Ready" systems from ASUS, Alienware, and Dell. The systems start at $1,500 when bundled with the Rift, including a bundle discount. The cheapest system features an Intel Core i5-6400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, 8GB of DDR4, and a 1TB hard drive. At the other end of the spectrum the system uses a Core i7-5820...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 04:34PM PST | gebraset

In July of last year, it was reported that Skylake processors from Intel that were not a part of the K-series would be able to be overclocked due to changes made by motherboard manufacturers. Then, in December of last year, ASRock released a BIOS update that enabled overclocking for Intel Skylake CPUs that were not marketed as being overclockabl...

Comments (3) | February 9, 2016 04:14PM PST | CheeseMan42

The Intel Core i7-6700K is the "flagship" processor of the Skylake architecture with a base speed of 4GHz, but the base speed is never enough for some people. Overclocker Chi-Kui Lam managed to achieve a clock speed of 7025.66MHz, breaking the record for highest clock speed on the new architecture, but falling short of the highest clock speed of...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 10:08AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Starting the end of January, Ubisoft held a closed beta for the upcoming Tom Clancy's The Division game and if you missed it, do not worry, you will get a second chance soon. Today Ubisoft has announced The Division is getting an open beta February 19-21 for the PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. For Xbox One players it starts a day early, so you ...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 09:58AM PST | bp9801

Another Tuesday has arrived, bringing with it a couple of items for you to check out. We have a review of the NZXT Manta case that offers some unique external styling thanks to the curved panels and an overall clean appearance. If you need a case that's even smaller, perhaps the Fractal Design Core 500 SFF case is for you, with this tiny case ho...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 09:50AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Back in August 2014, Amazon surprised a great many by purchasing Twitch for almost $1 billion. The company's latest move is perhaps less surprising though as it has launched its own game engine, Lumberyard. This engine is based on technologies from CryEngine, Double Helix Games, which was also purchased by Amazon in 2014, and AWS, or Amazon Web ...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 09:19AM PST | Onion

Sony-Asia has announced its first solid state drives that will sell in retail. The Asia-based company is being careful and testing its regional market with only two models of its SSD, a 240 GB and a 480 GB version. Sony’s SLW-M SSDs come in the standard 2.5 inch form factor and use a SATA-6 Gbps interface. The drives are said to be capable of up...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 08:59AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Pollen is a fairly common material in Nature, and for those with allergies, it may be a bit too common. Either way this makes it interesting as a potential feedstock and researchers at Purdue University have found an intriguing use for it. By processing pollen into carbon, the researchers were able to create anodes for lithium-ion batteries with...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2016 11:12PM PST | gebraset

Kingston Digital, the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, has revealed that it has officially acquired the assets and USB technology of IronKey from Imation. The acquisition provides customers with a comprehensive set of products and solutions, thereby demonstrating the commitment that Kingston has when it comes to providing t...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2016 07:04PM PST | Onion

Much to the delight of 4K TV owners, the first 4K Blu-Ray player is now on sale. Samsung’s UBD-K8500 was scheduled to roll out in March after being announced in Q4 2015, but some shops already have the player in stock. Customers ordering from Best Buy have been informed that it will ship on February 10. The Samsung UBD-K8500 can stream 4K vid...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2016 05:12PM PST | CheeseMan42

It is no secret that when comparing the graphics and performance of a game released on both PC and consoles, the PC version usually comes out on top due to a number of factors including more powerful hardware and customization options. Ubisoft is now facing accusations that the PC version of its upcoming game The Division is being "held back" by...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2016 04:53PM PST | CheeseMan42
Phanteks Announces Eclipse P400 and P400S Cases

Phanteks has announced its latest case series with the Eclipse P400 and P400S. The P400S is the Silent Edition of the base model case and both cases will be available in Satin Black, Anthracite Grey, and Glacier White. The cases are described as "compact midtowers that are easy for beginning PC builders that want to create a clean and beautiful ...

Comments (3) | February 8, 2016 01:23PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

With both AMD and NVIDIA making major shifts to 14 nm production nodes this year, there has been a great deal of interest in any bit of information about the upcoming GPU series. This latest data point comes from Zauba's shipping database where it lists a C99 graphics card, with a per unit value of roughly $1700. It is not clear what this is exa...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2016 10:11AM PST | bp9801

A new week begins with some items for you to check out, starting with the Scythe Ninja 4 SCNH-4000 CPU cooler. This cooler is a tower-style heat sink that may seem massive, yet can help lower system noise thanks to a quiet fan. We also have the QNAP TS-453A 4-bay QTS-Ubuntu Combo NAS, which can work as a home server or full on media center thank...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2016 06:28AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Neural networks and artificial intelligence are both things that have seemed to largely exist in science fiction for a long time, but recently advanced computer systems have been making them a reality. For most people though, these systems are something remote that data has to be sent to for processing. Thanks to researchers at MIT, we may actua...

Comments (0) | February 7, 2016 01:33AM PST | gebraset
Horus GK2000 Gaming Keyboard Announced by ASUS ROG

ASUS Republic of Gamers has officially announced the Horus GK2000 gaming keyboard. The Horus GK2000 is a mechanical input device that features Cherry MX Red switches, CNC-processed aluminum accents with a special top coating, an anodized keyboard plate with a brushed finish, and red LED lighting. The latest keyboard from ASUS ROG comes with an e...

Comments (0) | February 5, 2016 09:55AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week has arrived, but before the weekend hits, we have a couple items for you to check out. There's a look at the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Keyboard, which uses the company's own Romer-G switches and a fairly clean look to deliver a keyboard that should appeal to nearly everyone. Our other item is a new case mod ...

Comments (0) | February 5, 2016 06:23AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The next game in the TrackMania franchise, TrackMania Turbo, is releasing on March 22 for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. The game has over 200 tracks in four environments; Rollercoaster Lagoon, International Stadium, Canyon Grand Drift, and Valley Down & Dirty. The first is set in a tropical paradise while the latter three are returning areas ...

Comments (0) | February 5, 2016 01:24AM PST | gebraset
BitFenix Introduces Alchemy 2.0 Modular Cables

BitFenix, a creator of hardware and peripherals that grant the user the utmost control, strength, and performance to complete their computing tasks, has officially released the Alchemy 2.0 modular cable. Alchemy 2.0 improves on the original Alchemy product line thanks to the feedback received from some of the world’s most prolific case modders. ...

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