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Comments (0) | July 1, 2015 09:09AM PST | bp9801

The first day of July is upon us, with 2015 already halfway over. We have a couple of items for you to get the month started, including a review of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video card. The company's latest and greatest has plenty of potential, so be sure to see if that ends up being the case or not. Our other item for the day is a look back at 2...

Comments (0) | July 1, 2015 07:00AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Some day we will have to leave many electronics behind us and go to a new technology, possibly photonics. There are still many hurdles to overcome before that can happen, and among them is the packing photonic waveguides close together. Researchers at Berkeley Lab and the University of California, Berkeley have achieved that by applying adiabati...

Comments (0) | July 1, 2015 05:29AM PST | gebraset

ASUSTOR, a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has revealed that it will be showcasing a cost-effective yet high quality surveillance solution at Axis Solution Conference 2015. The surveillance solution is marketed towards homes and small businesses, and will be exhibited alongside of the company’s Surveillance Center 2....

Comments (0) | June 30, 2015 03:59PM PST | CheeseMan42

Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the relase of Google Earth and Google celebrated with the additon of two new features to the software. Voyager allows users to "jump straight to the newest and most interesting imagery around the globe." The first relase of Voyager features Street View highlights including the Taj Mahal, Earth View of var...

Comments (0) | June 30, 2015 03:36PM PST | CheeseMan42

AMD recently released its latest high end graphics card, the Radeon R9 Fury X, targeted at competing with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 series. The R9 was released at $649, the same price as the GTX 980 Ti, with performance between the cards remaining comparable. A price cut from NVIDIA could incite a price war between the two companies with NVIDIA...

Comments (0) | June 30, 2015 03:27PM PST | bp9801

Nintendo's iconic plumber Mario has been rendered in a variety of ways throughout the years, from 8-bit and 16-bit to 3D and even 2D paper. Now he gets a new twist, as YouTuber aryoksini has uploaded a video of Mario running in Unreal Engine 4. Everything is rendered with exceptional detail, with Mario gathering coins, performing jumps and flips...

Comments (0) | June 30, 2015 12:09PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Sorcerer King, from game and software developer Stardock, will be exiting Early Access on July 17. Originally released October 2, 2014 to Steam Early Access, the game is a turn-based, fantasy 4X featuring asymmetric gameplay. Unlike traditional 4X games, your enemy, the Sorcerer King, has already won the war and conquered much of the world, and ...

Comments (0) | June 30, 2015 08:50AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
GTA Online Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two Launches Next Week

Earlier this month we saw the release of the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part One for GTA Online and on July 8, the second half is going to be released. Like the first part, this update adds more vehicles, weapons, and clothes for rich characters to purchase. This update will also bring the PC-exclusive radio station, The Lab, to the consoles versi...

Comments (0) | June 30, 2015 08:30AM PST | bp9801

We have arrived at the final day of June, with a few items to help send it off right. There is a review on the PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 video card, a 4GB model with a custom cooler that should be a nice boost to gaming performance. If you need a new display, perhaps for one of the new AMD cards, then maybe the ASUS MG279Q 27" 1440p IPS monitor is ...

Comments (0) | June 30, 2015 07:40AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Some people believe that augmented reality systems are going to come to define how we interact with the world, by providing information on top of the world around us. One of the more obvious applications for such systems is vehicle windshields, by having warnings, directions, cellphone activity, and more information displayed in the driver's vie...

Comments (1) | June 30, 2015 03:44AM PST | gebraset

According to reports familiar with the matter, Microsoft approached AMD several months ago in an attempt to discuss acquisition details. While no relevant information concerning the talks has been released at this time, the idea of Microsoft acquiring AMD is something that may prove beneficial for both companies, especially AMD. It comes as no s...

Comments (2) | June 29, 2015 03:45PM PST | CheeseMan42

Google has announced an agreement to build its 14th data center in a coal based power plant in Alabama, with an intent to work with the Tennessee Valley Authority "to scout for new renewable power projects and put them online." Google is hoping to bring in alternative power sources to help make the data center more environmentally friendly. Cons...

Comments (0) | June 29, 2015 03:29PM PST | CheeseMan42

Several users have reported noise issues with their new AMD Radeon R9 Fury X graphics cards described as "coil whine and pump noise" that occurs "even under idle load." The chief suspect of causing the noise appears to be the all-in-one water pump bundled as part of the cooling system, in this case made by Cooler Master. AMD representative Antal...

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

Camouflage is something some creatures do better than others, with the masters definitely being those that can actively change the color of their skin. This ability has inspired many to try to recreate it technologically, and researchers at the University of Central Florida have done just that. This new display checks the boxes for flexibility, ...

Comments (0) | June 29, 2015 10:11AM PST | bp9801

The last couple days of June are here, with some reviews to get your week started off right. We have a look at the SilverStone Fortress FT04 case, a large and unique model that is sure to hold whatever amount of hardware and water cooling gear you can get your hands on. The Synology DiskStation DS1515 NAS is deal for home use and small businesse...

Comments (0) | June 29, 2015 05:31AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Fiber optics comprises the backbone of the Internet, carrying all of the information from point to point, so it can ultimately reach our devices. Despite this though, there are still some significant limitations on the technology, including a limit on the amount of power a signal can have. Thanks to researchers at the University of California, S...

Comments (0) | June 29, 2015 04:35AM PST | gebraset

NVIDIA is apparently readying its Tesla M60, Quadro M5000, and Quadro M4000 professional graphics cards, as the latest driver from the technology company offers support for the products. While configurations of the cards remain unknown at this time, it is known that the Tesla M60 will be based on the GM204 GPU while the Quadro M5000 and Quadro M...

Comments (0) | June 28, 2015 04:29PM PST | CheeseMan42

Killing Floor 2 is currently in the Steam Early Access program and developer Tripwire Interactive is hard at work on improvements to the game. A previous update added a single map and contained some gameplay improvements, but the Incinerate 'N Detonate Content Pack promises much more. Anyone familiar with the game could probably guess from the t...

Comments (0) | June 28, 2015 12:52AM PST | bp9801
Batman: Arkham Knight Receives a PC Patch to Fix Some Issues; More on the Way

Batman: Arkham Knight may still have its Steam sales suspended, but that doesn't mean Warner Bros. and Rocksteady aren't trying to get the game working on PC. A new patch came out earlier Saturday that addressed numerous issues facing the PC version, with things like a crash to desktop bug when exiting the game and missing rain and ambient occul...

Comments (1) | June 26, 2015 02:03PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There are a host of technologies being investigated for replacing current electronics, which are rapidly approaching their theoretical limits. One strong contender is spintronics, which uses the spin of particles to store and process information, instead of charge like current devices. Like other technologies though, bringing spintronics to a us...

Comments (0) | June 26, 2015 01:05PM PST | CheeseMan42

The upcoming AMD Stoney Ridge platform will be released in 2016 and represents "one last hurrah from the Bulldozer family." Stoney Ridge will have two x86 Excavator cores and three GCN cores, while most AMD APUs have four CPU cores and 8 GCN cores. It will use the AM4 socket and is rumored to have a TDP of 14W which should make it a good choice ...

Comments (0) | June 26, 2015 10:13AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is upon us, with some items to help you welcome the weekend. There is a performance review of Batman: Arkham Knight to give you an idea of just how badly this PC port was botched. The in-game benchmark and actual gameplay with FRAPS were both tested, and the disparity between the two can give you an idea of how it is versus h...

Comments (0) | June 26, 2015 05:45AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Lithium-ion batteries have, beyond any doubt, affected how we live today thanks to the wealth of devices they have made mobile. Since they were invented though, the basic process of manufacturing them has remained largely unchanged. Researchers at MIT are trying to change that though, and have formed the spinoff company 24M to bring the new proc...

Comments (0) | June 26, 2015 04:24AM PST | gebraset

TechPowerUp has officially released an update to its popular video subsystem information, monitoring, and diagnostic utility known as GPU-Z. The update, which brings the software to version 0.8.4, adds in support for the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X, the Radeon R7 370, and the Intel "Broadwell" GT3e. Version 0.8.4 of GPU-Z also includes an improved vide...

Comments (0) | June 25, 2015 04:00PM PST | CheeseMan42

With the recent public release of Amazon Echo, the company is hoping to drum up some fresh ideas for the device. As part of this effort Amazon is looking to get other parties involved with the release of the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) APIs to developers. Amazon said that the ASK APIs will help the developers to "integrate existing Web services with ...

Comments (0) | June 25, 2015 03:37PM PST | CheeseMan42

Rumors are pointing to Intel revealing its 14nm Skylake processors at Gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany, which runs from August 5-9. The new processors come in the form of the Core i5-6600K and Core i7-6700K, both of which will have four cores with the i7 also supporting Hyper Threading. The chips will use the LGA 1151 socket with support for th...

Comments (0) | June 25, 2015 09:39AM PST | bp9801

The week is coming to its close, but not before there are some items to help keep you occupied on this Thursday. We have another review of the MSI R9 380 Gaming 2G video card, one of AMD's latest cards that should offer a nice boost to those on older, less powerful technology. There is also the Cooler Master GeminII S524 VER.2 CPU cooler, which ...

Comments (0) | June 25, 2015 04:11AM PST | gebraset
Radeon R9 Fury X Water Block Readied by EK

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X is finally available to consumers, and it looks like the card packs quite a punch with its HBM memory design. Video card manufacturers are quickly releasing their own versions of the Radeon R9 Fury X, and EK Water Blocks wants to ensure that it also has a product readily available for owners of AMD’s latest graphics card...

Comments (1) | June 25, 2015 03:54AM PST | gebraset

It was reported yesterday by news outlet DIGITIMES that ECS was apparently leaving the DIY motherboard market due to increased pricing competition from other Taiwan-based motherboard vendors. The report, which was sourced from Taiwan-based supply chain makers, indicated that ECS would shift its focus towards ODM production of notebooks and table...

Comments (1) | June 25, 2015 12:16AM PST | bp9801
Bethesda Explains Why the Original DOOM 4 Was Canceled

Bethesda delighted FPS fans across the world when it showed off DOOM during E3, putting to rest any fears that the game would never appear. We still have to wait until next spring to get our hands on it, but apparently this version of DOOM is vastly different than the one id Software was working on before. If you remember back several years, the...

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