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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. ...

Comments (0) | February 5, 2016 12:59AM PST | gebraset

AMD has officially released a hotfix for version 16.1.1 of its Radeon Software Crimson Edition, which the company pushed to Radeon users just days ago. The hotfix release includes some important highlights, such as Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider AMD Crossfire profiles, as well as performance and quality improvements for Rise of the Tomb R...

Comments (0) | February 4, 2016 10:30PM PST | bp9801
Greetings, Commander; XCOM 2's Launch Trailer Has Arrived

The day has finally arrived, where all of humanity can rise up and take back the planet from the alien menace. XCOM 2 has officially arrived in all regions, and whether you're taking a break from playing, waiting for it to download, or are on the fence about it, the launch trailer gives you a taste at what to expect. It's a little different, act...

Comments (1) | February 4, 2016 10:21PM PST | bp9801
Hell Awaits You in the DOOM Campaign Trailer

Hell is coming and it's up to you to fight back. In DOOM, that's exactly what we're up against, as you step back into the shoes of the DOOM Marine to combat the rampaging horde of demons, imps, and other hellspawn. Bethesda and id Software have revealed the game's campaign trailer, which gives us a glimpse at what to expect when DOOM arrives lat...

Comments (0) | February 4, 2016 05:20PM PST | CheeseMan42

The "Maker Movement" and 3D printing are very popular topics these days with several companies involved and an increasing number of resources for aspiring makers. Thermaltake is launching a website geared towards people that want to 3D print their own computer components and describes it as "a platform established for DIY and Modding enthusiasts...

Comments (0) | February 4, 2016 11:32AM PST | bp9801

The first week of February is approaching its end, with a few things to help get you through the day. We have a look at the Corsair Carbide 400Q case, a small model with sound dampening material to give you a silent build to place in any room of your home. If you need something just for your living room, perhaps the Zotac NEN SN970 Steam Machine...

Comments (0) | February 4, 2016 09:33AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It is being reported that Toshiba is expecting its full year loss to be greater than the $4.6 billion previously predicted. The new expectation is that it will be a $6 billion dollar loss, and this is all following a $1.3 billion accounting scandal from 2009. That scandal involved an overstatement of profits and has led the company to restructur...

Comments (0) | February 4, 2016 01:48AM PST | bp9801

It's looking like Sharp may soon have a new owner, as it has reportedly entered exclusive takeover talks with Foxconn. Both Foxconn and Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ) were the frontrunners to purchase Sharp, but now it looks like Foxconn is the winner. Sharp was put up for sale early last year to try and save the troubled Japanese TV m...

Comments (1) | February 3, 2016 05:13PM PST | CheeseMan42
Thermaltake Kicks Off Modding Fighting Championship

Thermaltake is holding a new modding competition starting this month and running through the middle of June called the Thermaltake 2016 Modding Fighting Championship. Thermaltake has invited Suchao Prowphong, winner of the 2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD Season 1, and Jesse Palacio, winner of the 2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD Season 2, to compete for glory ...

Comments (1) | February 3, 2016 05:02PM PST | CheeseMan42

Toshiba has added the Trion 150 series of SSDs to the OCZ brand, described as "an affordable performance upgrade for mainstream notebooks and desktops." The drives have read and write speeds up to 550MB/s and 530MB/s, respectively, and 91,000 Input/Output Operations per Second. Storage capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB will be availab...

Comments (0) | February 3, 2016 01:38PM PST | Onion

SwiftKey, maker of the iconic predictive smartphone keyboard, has been acquired by Microsoft for $250 million. According to Microsoft, there are no plans to halt development for iOS and Android platforms, but it will be pushing for "integration of the core technology aross the breadth of our product and services portfolio."

SwiftKey can be fo...

Comments (0) | February 3, 2016 10:35AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with a few items along the way to help get you over the hump. We have a look at the AMD Wraith cooler to see how this redesigned model keeps AMD CPUs and APUs running cooler than the typical stock model. There's also a guide on what parts to look for when you're buying a gaming laptop, letting you get something th...

Comments (0) | February 3, 2016 08:51AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips are a somewhat common security tool that is used on credit cards, key cards, and on palettes of goods to easily track their use with little overhead as only a special reader is needed. Among their advantages are that the radio frequencies used can penetrate various materials and that the chips themselv...

Comments (1) | February 2, 2016 04:06PM PST | CheeseMan42

Comcast announced a 2Gbps fiber to the home Internet offering in multiple major markets in April of last year. The company delivered on its promise to have the service available to 18 million homes by the end of the year. Comcast won't be rolling out the fiber service to its entire network, but hopes that a 1Gbps cable offering will help fill th...

Comments (3) | February 2, 2016 03:54PM PST | CheeseMan42

The January edition of the Steam hardware survey shows that Windows 10 continues to gain on Windows 7 as the operating system of choice for gamers using the platform. When combining the 32 and 64-bit versions of the OS, Windows 10 accounts for 34% of Steam users, up 1.6% from the previous month, compared to just over 42% for Windows 7. The gain ...

Comments (0) | February 2, 2016 11:40AM PST | bp9801

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens has skyrocketed to the top of the charts since its debut late last year, and now it has a new market to cover: LEGO. That's right, the latest Star Wars movie is getting the LEGO treatment in LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with TT Games once again bringing its style and humor to the new game. A tease...

Comments (0) | February 2, 2016 10:40AM PST | bp9801

Groundhog Day has arrived, but nothing will keep repeating here when you check out these items for today. We have a review of the ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Impact, a Mini-ITX offering that doesn't skimp on the features and capabilities. There's a look at AMD's plans in the first quarter of 2016, with new CPUs, APUs, and coolers on the horizon. Speak...

Comments (0) | February 2, 2016 08:01AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Batteries are an integral part of many modern technologies, especially those that use lithium ions for storing energy. Typically these batteries use a graphite anode but for some time researchers have been trying to build silicon anodes, which offer greater energy storage, but they have significant resiliency problems. Now researchers at SLAC Na...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2016 04:28PM PST | CheeseMan42

Project Skybender is the latest experiment from Google looking to bring innovations to the world. Testing is currently underway at Spaceport America in New Mexico using a commercial aircraft known as the "Centaur" and unmanned drones from Project Titan. The 5G networking will be provided using millimeter wave transceivers, which the FCC believes...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2016 04:15PM PST | CheeseMan42

Microsoft has detailed the prototype of one of its latest research projects, a data center designed to be submerged in the ocean for up to five years at a time. Named after a town in Massachusetts, Project Natick packs servers cooled by pressurized nitrogen into a custom submarine capsule. The capsule can be used for up to twenty years with the ...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2016 12:10PM PST | bp9801
Details Emerge on XCOM 2 Launch Mods From Long War Studios

Welcome, Commander. The other day, some information came to light that Firaxis and Long War Studios were partnering up for some launch mods for the upcoming XCOM 2. At the time nothing was shared on what the mods would be, but now we finally have word. The first of the three mods is an SMG-series Weapon Mod, which adds three new submachine gun w...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2016 11:56AM PST | gebraset
UltraSharp U2717D Introduced by Dell

Dell has officially introduced the UltraSharp U2717D, which is the company's latest monitor that features an incredibly thin bezel. The thin bezel on the 27-inch IPS display, which is known as InfinityEdge, allows consumers to build multi-display setups that feature minimal bezel seams. The UltraSharp U2717D by Dell features a resolution of 2560...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2016 11:36AM PST | gebraset
MSI is Bundling Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India with Select GPUs

MSI has revealed that for a limited time, or until stocks last, it will be bundling Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India with select GPU purchases. The latest video game in the Assassin's Creed Chronicles series will come with Radeon R9 380, Radeon R7 370, and Radeon R7 360 graphics cards manufactured by MSI. Consumers will be able to receive a UP...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2016 10:52AM PST | bp9801

A new week and a new month is here, with the shortest month of the year extended by one day. We have some ways to welcome it, including a review of the be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W power supply with its 80 PLUS Platinum certification. For some storage needs, the Samsung 950 PRO M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs get tested in a 3X PCIe RAID setup on an Inte...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2016 09:37AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Thermaltake Reveals Four New Cases

Thermaltake has unveiled four new Power Cover Edition cases, the Core V71, Core V51, Suppressor F51, and Suppressor F31. The Core V71 and Suppressor F51 are both full towers while the Core V51 and Suppressor F31 are mid towers. Both Core chassis support micro ATX to E-ATX motherboards and can take up to a 420 mm radiator for liquid cooling, or 2...

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