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Comments (0) | January 20, 2017 07:44AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, with a couple of items to help kick the weekend off. There's a look at the SuperMicro C7Z270-CG Z270 motherboard, a new model that just might help you hit a higher overclock on your CPU, while also looking quite good in your case. Our other item for the day is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the p...

Comments (0) | January 19, 2017 04:32PM PST | CheeseMan42
Blizzard Teasing Year of the Rooster Event for Overwatch

The Winter Wonderland event recently ended in Overwatch, the team-based FPS from Blizzard, and the company is now teasing the next event, Year of the Rooster, on its Twitter accounts. The event starts on January 24, just four days ahead of Chinese New Year on January 28. The only thing known at the moment is that Mei and D.Va will be getting new...

Comments (3) | January 19, 2017 10:30AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Micro Machines World Series Announced by Codemasters and Deep Silver

Do you remember the Micro Machines games that let the player drive around household settings? Well, it is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in April with the release of Micro Machines World Series. The game is meant to retain the social and manic gameplay that made originals classics to many, while upgrading the familiar locations for th...

Comments (0) | January 18, 2017 07:43AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week has arrived, along with several items for you to check out. There's a look at the Corsair Scimitar Pro Gaming Mouse, which features high DPI, customizable RGB lighting, and a number pad on the side for any number of commands for your games. If you're instead after some audio bliss, then maybe the ROCCAT Cross Multi-platfor...

Comments (0) | January 17, 2017 05:26PM PST | CheeseMan42

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has upgraded the CM3 Compute Module, a device "designed for embedded computing and industrial users wanting to produce customized products powered by the microprocessor." The CM3 is based on the Raspberry Pi 3 with a 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Users will be able to choose from two models, one with 4GB eMMC onboa...

Comments (0) | January 17, 2017 01:33PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

A lot of lawsuits come and go without most people hearing about them, but the current one between ZeniMax and Oculus has recently had good reason to pop up on news sites. The lawsuit alleges that when John Carmack left Id Software, which is owned by ZeniMax Media (as is Bethesda Softworks) he brought with him technology and computer code owned b...

Comments (0) | January 17, 2017 07:43AM PST | bp9801

A new day is here, with several items to help you get through the day. We have a review on the SeaSonic PRIME Titanium Series power supplies to see if the review from last year still holds up when compared with recent models. If you're after some new fans for your video card, maybe the XFX Hard Swap LED Fans will do the trick. There's an article...

Comments (0) | January 16, 2017 04:47PM PST | CheeseMan42

Microsoft has been issuing security bulletins detailing patches and vulnerabilities for 20 years, a practice the company plans to end next month. Users won't be left entirely out in the cold as the company is merely switching its procedure to a searchable database that will provide the same information as the security bulletins. A preview of the...

Comments (0) | January 16, 2017 09:49AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For those of you not aware, South Korea is in the middle of a large political corruption scandal that has led to the impeachment of the country's president. Now it appears Samsung is involved in this scandal, as prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for the Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jar-yong. The alleged connection between the co...

Comments (0) | January 16, 2017 07:46AM PST | bp9801

A new week begins, with a few items to check out today. There's a review of the XFX RX 460 4GB Slim, a single slot video card that doesn't require an extra power connector to get some added oomph to your games. If you want a switch to some fast storage on the go, then the KingFast P600 120GB Portable SSD just might do the trick. We end things fo...

Comments (1) | January 13, 2017 07:51AM PST | bp9801

Friday the 13th is here, but we just have a couple of items without any frights for you today. Our first article takes a look at the different case mods and builds seend during the recent CES 2017 event, with some real lookers on the show floor. The other article looks at the different team communication apps available and exactly what you get f...

Comments (1) | January 12, 2017 04:46PM PST | CheeseMan42

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan reported earlier this week that two of its Project Valerie prototype three screen laptops were stolen from its CES booth. The good news is that they appear to have been found, but the bad news is that they are currently for sale in China for the low price of $21,733. Razer was offering a $25,000 reward for information lea...

Comments (0) | January 12, 2017 11:50AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Ghost Recon Wildlands Getting 30-Minute Live-Action Promotional Video

Ubisoft is working with Amazon, Twitch, and Legion of Creatives, it has been announced, to create a 30-minute, live-action promotional video set in the world of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands. This video is titled War Within The Cartel and looks at the Santa Blanca cartel after an attack on its compound. The cartel leadership responds by see...

Comments (0) | January 12, 2017 07:53AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, but not before there are some items for you to check out. We have a review of the XFX RX 480 8GB Hard Swap XXX video card, which features swappable LED fans and possibly better performance now than when it launched, thanks to the drivers. There's a look at the MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon, an affordable solution...

Comments (0) | January 11, 2017 04:28PM PST | CheeseMan42
Cooler Master Announces Community Platform for Modders

Cooler Master has announced MASTERBUILD, "a new PC building community platform," designed to "discover, share and collaborate with PC builders and Modders from around the world." The available content will appeal to all skill levels, ranging from picture galleries of other users' builds to modding articles and tutorials to help you with your own...

Comments (2) | January 11, 2017 12:20PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This technically counts as a rumor currently, but it is possible AMD accidently let slip a release window for the upcoming Ryzen CPUs. Starting February 27 and going to March 3 is this year's Game Developer Conference (GDC) and naturally the event schedule is being put up online for attendees to make plans. One of the session being held at GDC i...

Comments (0) | January 10, 2017 04:48PM PST | CheeseMan42

Scalebound is "an action-RPG featuring dragons and online co-op," for the Xbox One and PC and seemed to be a big hit at E3 this past year. Unfortunately, Microsoft has decided to cancel the game after several years in development. A Microsoft spokesperson addressed the issue stating, "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the...

Comments (0) | January 10, 2017 01:51PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The ability to quickly move the heat generated by integrated circuits cannot be overvalued as too much heat can cause critical errors. Two materials that could be very useful in getting heat away from circuits are graphene and carbon nanotubes, but combining them to any great effect has proven difficult thus far. Researchers at Rice University t...

Comments (0) | January 10, 2017 07:38AM PST | bp9801

The week keeps rolling along, with a couple of items for you today. There's a preview of the upcoming ASUS Prime Z270-A motherboard, one of the company's initial offerings for the Kaby Lake processors, to see just what kind of features it has for its rather competitive price. Our other item for the day is a review on the Samsung 960 PRO NVMe SSD...

Comments (3) | January 9, 2017 05:36PM PST | CheeseMan42

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan revealed in a post on his personal Facebook page that two prototypes of the Project Valeria three screen laptop were stolen from the company booth at CES at around 4PM on Sunday. Tan added that all of the necessary forms were filed and the company is offering a $25,000 reward for "original information leading to the ident...

Comments (5) | January 9, 2017 04:57PM PST | CheeseMan42

According to an NVIDIA board partner, the next iteration of the GeForce GTX 1080, the GTX 1080 Ti, will be officially revealed around the time of PAX East, which occurs from March 10-12. The delay in the announcement appears to be related to the expected June reveal of AMD Vega, as NVIDIA has no reason to further upgrade its offerings with no re...

Comments (4) | January 9, 2017 01:10PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

With so many of the devices we use every day being powered by batteries, it is very important to keep them all charged. Typically this involves finding a cable and then keeping the device tethered to it and the wall, which is one of the reasons wireless charging has become popular, but the technology used has limited range. Researchers at Duke U...

Comments (0) | January 9, 2017 07:40AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with several items to check out as the week begins. We have a look at the upcoming AMD AM4 chipsets and motherboards, including just what we can expect when the new parts become available. There's a review of the AKRacing Overture Gaming Chair, an extremely comfortable chair that would be right at home in your car, but pre...

Comments (0) | January 6, 2017 11:52AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Thermaltake Announces New Gaming Headset and Tempered Glass Cases

Thermaltake has apparently been busy preparing for CES 2017 as it has announced even more products. First up of this latest batch I have here is the new CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 Gaming Headset under its Tt eSPORTS brand. As you can guess from the name, this headset supports 7.1 virtual surround sound and uses RGB illumination to provide 16.8 million...

Comments (0) | January 6, 2017 10:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Stepping back from CES 2017 news for a bit, earlier this year Valve revealed they were adding support for the PlayStation 4 controller to the Steam Controller Configurator. This means that the same API used to interface with and customize the Steam Controller could be used with the PS4 controller, easing PC support issues for the device. At the ...

Comments (0) | January 6, 2017 10:40AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Yesterday AMD showed off some more information about its upcoming Vega GPU architecture. While many were hoping for a paper launch or something telling us when we will get our hands on it, there was still some interesting information presented. Some of the information was already known from previous announcements, such as the use of HBM2 and its...

Comments (0) | January 6, 2017 10:10AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Before any of the advanced technologies we use today could enter consumer products, their specifications had to be set first, and in many cases these specs have been improved and updated over time, adding new features and capabilities. The High Definition Multimedia Interface, or HDMI is no exception to this and version 2.1 of the spec has been ...

Comments (0) | January 6, 2017 07:39AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, with a couple of items for you to check out before the weekend kicks off. We have a look at the AMD Vega GPU Architecture, which provides some ideas of what we can expect from the memory side of things when the new products officially arrive. Our other item is a look at some of the best case mods seen during the cour...

Comments (2) | January 5, 2017 05:02PM PST | CheeseMan42

DEEPCOOL is using CES as an introduction for four new computer cases and multiple cooling products. The four cases are the Quadstellar, New Ark 90, Earlkase Liquid, and Baronkase Liquid. The Quadstellar is split into four separate compartments for the graphics card, motherboard, power supply, and hard drives to provide for excellent cooling perf...

Comments (0) | January 5, 2017 11:13AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Corsair Announces New Mouse, Keyboard, PSUs, and Bulldog 2.0 at CES 2017

Corsair has announced a number of new products today, so we should just jump into it. First up is a new SCIMITAR PRO RGB gaming mouse. This builds on success of the CORSAIR SCIMITAR RGB by adding a new native 16,000 DPI PMW3367 sensor developed with PIXART and onboard profile storage. A defining feature of the SCIMITAR mice from Corsair is the p...

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