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Comments (0) | May 22, 2015 11:45AM PST | gebraset
Razer Announces Firefly Gaming Mousepad with Chroma

Razer, a world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software, and systems, has introduced its Firefly gaming mousepad. The latest gaming accessory by Razer is manufactured with a wealth of premium components, such as a micro-texture finish, a non-slip rubber base, a gold-plated USB connector, and a seven foot braided fiber cable. The Raze...

Comments (10) | May 22, 2015 11:22AM PST | bp9801

What appears to be the final specifications for the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti have made their way online, and it seems the earlier report is accurate. The GTX 980 Ti is a slimmed down version of the same GM200 core found on the GTX TITAN X, except it's the GM200-310 variant and not the GM200-400 on the TITAN X. This GPU features 2816 CU...

Comments (0) | May 22, 2015 08:58AM PST | bp9801

We are here at the end of the week with some reviews to help you welcome the weekend. There is a look at the GIGABYTE Champion Series X99-Gaming 5P motherboard, which has enhanced overclocking features and is also part of the company's G1 Gaming line to appeal to gamers. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrived earlier this week, so if you're wondering ...

Comments (0) | May 22, 2015 05:21AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Graphene is almost certainly going to be a wonder material of our time, with its amazing properties and many potential applications. Different applications pose different challenges for the material though. An example of this is polymer composites that contain graphene, but researchers at ORNL have found a solution to some of the problems.

The ...

Comments (0) | May 21, 2015 06:56PM PST | gebraset

MSI has announced that it is the first motherboard manufacturer to receive the official Microsoft Windows 10 WHQL certification, after its H81M-P33 motherboard passed the certification test recently. The board, which offers MSI Click BIOS 4 that is apparently optimized for the latest version of the Windows operating system from Microsoft, offers...

Comments (0) | May 21, 2015 04:20PM PST | CheeseMan42

According to the latest rumors, Google is working on a new version of its Android OS targeted at low-power devices. These devices fall into the Internet of Things category and usually have very little processing power and resources. The OS is currently identified under the Brillo codename and will work on devices that have as little as 32MB of R...

Comments (0) | May 21, 2015 03:54PM PST | CheeseMan42

Services like Twitch have seen great success lately, aided by the growth of eSports, among other factors. Amazon entered the space with its acquisition of Twitch and now Google is attempting to get a piece of the pie with the YouTube Live streaming service. The streaming service is currently in an early preview stage for HTML5-compatible browser...

Comments (1) | May 21, 2015 02:37PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Streaming and cloud services has become a popular solution for many people as a means to access media they otherwise would not be able to, at least not at the same quality or quantity. One problem with streaming content though is running into data caps, especially if someone is using a cloud gaming service. Researchers at Duke University, howeve...

Comments (0) | May 21, 2015 09:30AM PST | bp9801

The week is drawing to a close, but before it does, we have some items for you to check out. There is a review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X, the massive and current top of the line offering from the green team. We have a look at the Supermicro SuperChasis S5 mid-tower case, which offers a good look, but may not hold up for the pricetag. Zal...

Comments (0) | May 21, 2015 06:37AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

We may not realize it, because we cannot see it, but wireless congestion is an issue that limits rates and the number of users connecting to a single access point. It does not help matters that devices must transmit and receive on different channels. That may change soon though, thanks to researchers at the University of Bristol developing a dup...

Comments (1) | May 20, 2015 07:46PM PST | gebraset
Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One Officially Released

While Microsoft has provided a wealth of support for cable, satellite, live TV applications, and on demand applications through the Xbox One, the company has not provided a solution for users of antennas. Until now that is. The company has officially revealed the launch of the Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One, which allows owners of an HD...

Comments (0) | May 20, 2015 07:26PM PST | gebraset

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has officially announced that roughly 1.1 million current and former CareFirst members and individuals who do business with the health insurer online are affected by a recently found security breach. The cyberattack on CareFirst that affects the 1.1 million individuals occurred in June 2014, in which attackers succ...

Comments (0) | May 20, 2015 04:35PM PST | CheeseMan42

Oculus VR sent out invitations to an event that will be held in San Francisco on June 11 with the tagline "Step into the Rift." It is speculated that the company will reveal the consumer version of the Oculus Rift VR headset, which currently has an early 2016 release date. The company is also planning to show it off at E3 which starts on June 16...

Comments (1) | May 20, 2015 04:19PM PST | CheeseMan42

The developer behind the popular Adblock Plus browser extension has released a standalone browser for Android devices known as Adblock Browser. The browser is currently in beta and simply packages Firefox for Android with Adblock Plus. For users that want to test it out, the APK can be downloaded from the Adblock Plus website. Adblock Plus has b...

Comments (0) | May 20, 2015 02:29PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Many of the devices we use every day rely on antennas, even though manufacturers have gotten quite good at hiding them. This achievement is actually not a little one as longer antennas can have desirable properties. As reported in the American Institute of Physics' Journal of Applied Physics, researchers at North Carolina State University have d...

Comments (0) | May 20, 2015 09:33AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with a few items along the way to help get you through the day. We have a review of the OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD, which uses the Barefoot 3 M10 controller and Toshiba's 19nm MLC NAND flash to offer a fast and affordable storage solution. The Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC Portable Hard Drive is another storage solut...

Comments (2) | May 20, 2015 06:50AM PST | gebraset
ARCTIC Begins Selling Thermal Pads

ARCTIC, which provides advanced cooling solutions for PCs, including CPU coolers, VGA coolers, and case fans, has revealed that it is now selling thermal pads after the company successfully received multiple awards with its thermal pastes. The latest product from ARCTIC offers optimal heat transfer in situations where gaps are present due to hei...

Comments (0) | May 20, 2015 06:11AM PST | gebraset

For some time, NVIDIA has been giving away The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to consumers who purchased select GeForce GTX 980, 970, and 960 graphics cards. In an effort to provide consumers of its monster GTX TITAN X graphics card with the same level of value, NVIDIA has revealed that current and new GTX TITAN X owners are now eligible to receive The Wi...

Comments (0) | May 20, 2015 05:22AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Some believe that the future for some technologies will involve more directly linking them, and we already see something like this with television content that our phones can listen and react to. The trick for such a future is keeping this communication hidden from the viewer, or at least unobtrusive. Researchers at Dartmouth College have achiev...

Comments (0) | May 19, 2015 10:47PM PST | bp9801

We have some new rumors concerning AMD's upcoming Fiji XT GPU, and boy, are they a doozy. The first rumor deals with the fact that Fiji XT will not be the R9 390X, but rather a separate product similar to NVIDIA's TITAN line. The R9 300 series will be composed of Hawaii GPUs rebranded and heavily tweaked to offer better performance, which is an ...

Comments (0) | May 19, 2015 10:29PM PST | bp9801

There have been some concerns lately about AMD's upcoming Fiji GPU and its use of HBM memory. Namely the amount of it, as the card could use 4GB of HBM, which is the same amount the current high end cards from both AMD and NVIDIA have. If Fiji is as powerful as the rumors suggest, wouldn't that 4GB HBM be a limitation and a possible hindrance to...

Comments (0) | May 19, 2015 04:18PM PST | CheeseMan42

Apple has announced upgrades to its 15" MacBook Pro and 27" iMac systems. The MacBook now offers flash storage on a PCIe connection that offers "up to 2.5 times the performance of its predecessor," as well as a new Force Touch trackpad offering "opportunities for unique input via a secondary, deeper click." The base system includes a 2.2GHz quad...

Comments (1) | May 19, 2015 04:07PM PST | CheeseMan42

Noctua has announced a pair of new CPU coolers featuring an asymmetrical layout and compatibility with 140mm fans. The NH-D15S utilizes a dual tower, single fan design, leaving enough room to prevent blocking slots on your motherboard. An additional fan can be installed in the front of the tower to enhance the cooling ability. The NH-C14S is a t...

Comments (0) | May 19, 2015 02:43PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For energy storage, most people think of batteries, but we may soon see some serious competition from supercapacitors. These energy storages systems are able to charge and discharge very quickly, can be flexible and cheap to make, and can even be safer to work with. Now researchers at Rice University have found a way to significantly increase th...

Comments (0) | May 19, 2015 09:13AM PST | bp9801

A new day is here loaded with items for you to check over, so let's get right to it. We have a look at the Gigabyte X99-UD4P motherboard, which offers plenty of features for the Intel Haswell-E processors without breaking the bank for one of those builds. A couple different G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 kits get tested, with one being a 16GB 2666MHz ki...

Comments (0) | May 19, 2015 05:49AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Black silicon is a special form of silicon that has surface features that cause it to absorb much of the light that hits it, hence the name. Naturally there is interest in using it for solar cells and now researchers at Aalto University and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya have set a new efficiency record of 22.1%.

To achieve this record th...

Comments (0) | May 19, 2015 05:43AM PST | gebraset
Channel Partner Program Benefits Improved by TRENDnet

TRENDnet, a best-in-class networking and surveillance hardware brand, has publically revealed that it has boosted the benefits of its channel partner program known as upTREND. While the program already provides IT and security channel partners in the United States and Canada with additional rebates, the company is now offering even more front en...

Comments (1) | May 18, 2015 06:49PM PST | gebraset

While Project CARS has continued to amaze gamers with its stunning visuals and ultimate driving experience, many individuals have found that the overall performance of the video game title is simply horrible on AMD GPUs. The negative feedback has grown into quite a controversy surrounding the game, and in order to put some of the latest rumors t...

Comments (5) | May 18, 2015 05:03PM PST | CheeseMan42

A United States appeals court has ruled in favor of Apple in one of two remaining court cases against Samsung. The ruling established that Samsung "used patented designs and two features of the Apple iPhone in older models of its devices." Apple was awarded $548 million in damages which equates to about two days of iPhone sales. The court also r...

Comments (0) | May 18, 2015 04:42PM PST | CheeseMan42

Razer has announced that the Open Source Virtual Reality project has gained a number of partners and new features, moving it "closer to becoming a universal standard for integrating virtual reality content." The four new supported technologies are OpenVR from Valve, MonoGame, VorpX, and Unigine. OpenVR is probably the most well known of the four...

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