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Comments (0) | July 6, 2015 07:25PM PST | gebraset
Realtek Hopes to Regain Market Share with New Dragon Onboard LAN Solution

Motherboard manufacturers for years have been utilizing Intel and Killer Ethernet chips on a variety of enthusiast products, mainly due to the lower latency, lower driver overhead, and other advantages that the chips offer. This move by motherboard manufacturers has placed Realtek on the back burner, but the company is hoping that it can regain ...

Comments (0) | July 6, 2015 05:11PM PST | CheeseMan42

Ben Caudill, a security researcher at Rhino Security Labs, is planning to show off a "hardware proxy" that he created called ProxyHam at the DefCon hacking conference next month. With this device Caudill hopes to make it more difficult to find Internet users that wish to remain anonymous through the use of proxies. The ProxyHam works by connecti...

Comments (0) | July 6, 2015 04:23PM PST | CheeseMan42

Previous rumors surrounding the upcoming Intel Skylake-S Core i7-6700K and i5-6600K unlocked CPUs pointed to a reveal at Gamescom 2015 from August 5-9. The latest news is a roadmap obtained by Chinese website Benchlife that confirms the August 5 end of embargo date. The two "enthusiast" CPUs will launch with the latest Z170 chipset motherboards ...

Comments (0) | July 6, 2015 02:29PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Chances are we are all familiar with the staying power of glitter, as it somehow manages to cling to us long after we thought we removed it. As frustrating as glitter may be, imagine if you were working with nanostructures and had to separate them from whatever they are attached to. Some separation methods do exist, but they often require specif...

Comments (0) | July 6, 2015 10:36AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with plenty of items on the docket for the day. We have a review on the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked, as well as the XFX R9 380 4G DD and XFX R9 290 Double Dissipation to cover both video card camps. The SilverStone Fortress FT05 case gets put to the test to see if it can house your rig. On the storage side, the Sa...

Comments (0) | July 6, 2015 06:50AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For many systems, a lot of energy can be lost to the environment, and cars are a prime example of this, largely for the heat lost from combustion. Cars also lose a fair amount of energy due to the friction between their tires and the road; as much as 10% of the vehicle's fuel goes to this. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison have...

Comments (0) | July 5, 2015 12:57PM PST | CheeseMan42

Telltale Games is the developer behind popular point and click adventure games based on franchises like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. The company has just announced at Minecon over the weekend that Minecraft will be the next property to be adapted. In Minecraft: Story Mode, gamers will follow Jesse as he and his friends "set out on a jou...

Comments (2) | July 3, 2015 08:26PM PST | bp9801

Back in the late 1980s, Nintendo and Sony were collaborating on a game console that would merge cartridge and CD-based systems into one. This Play Station could play SNES-CD games, SNES cartridge games, and would make use of Sony's SPC 700 chip for eight-channel sound. The partnership would also result in the SNES-CD, an attachment for current S...

Comments (0) | July 3, 2015 09:40AM PST | bp9801

The last day of the week is here, and before the weekend festivities for those in the US begin, why not kick it off with some reviews and articles. There is a look at the Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD, which uses a Phison S10 controller and offers plenty of space for those needing an upgrade or a new primary drive in their computer. If you ha...

Comments (0) | July 3, 2015 07:47AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Some phones today feature fingerprint sensors that can be used to unlock the device. While this is a neat idea, the sensors can be fooled with just a picture of the correct print. As reported by the American Institute of Physics, researchers have created a superior fingerprint sensor for phones that uses more secure 3D images instead.

The new s...

Comments (4) | July 3, 2015 04:55AM PST | gebraset
ASUS Begins Selling the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Strix Graphics Card

ASUS, a Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company, has officially began selling its GeForce GTX 980 Ti Strix graphics card. The latest video card by ASUS aims to impress, as it offers gamers with boost clock speeds of up to 1291MHz in gaming mode and 1317MHz in OC mode, a DirectCU III cooler that features zero fan noise w...

Comments (0) | July 2, 2015 12:20PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Broforce Receives New Content for Fourth of July

In time for the Fourth of July, Broforce is receiving the Freedom Update that adds two new bros, new melee attacks, and a new flexing feature to the fight against "rampant un-Americanism." The new bros are the Brocketeer, wearing a jet-pack and armed with a dive bomb move, and the Scottish-American hero of legend. The new melee attacks include t...

Comments (0) | July 2, 2015 10:19AM PST | bp9801
Microsoft Details the Upgrade Plans for Windows 10

Windows 10, the latest and greatest operating system from Microsoft, is due to arrive at the end of this month. It is a free upgrade for the first year for anyone who wants to take advantage of the offer, which is a fantastic gesture from the folks in Redmond. OEMs and retailers will be receiving their versions of the OS before long to ensure ne...

Comments (0) | July 2, 2015 09:36AM PST | bp9801

The second day of July is here, and with it comes a few items to help you get through the day. We have an examination of the water pump noise from AMD's initial run of Radeon R9 Fury X video cards. Keeping with the liquid cooler, but switching to the CPU side, there is a review of the NZXT Kraken X41 CPU cooler, which features a a thicker radiat...

Comments (0) | July 2, 2015 07:28AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For some time now, communication technologies have been trending towards using quantum mechanical phenomena for improved performance and security, with some networks already using quantum encryption. One of the phenomena used is entanglement, which allows multiple particles to be coupled so strongly that by knowing the state of one particle, you...

Comments (0) | July 2, 2015 05:17AM PST | gebraset
Revised Water Pump Design Eliminates Radeon R9 Fury X Noise Issues

Just days ago, it was reported that owners of AMD’s latest flagship card, the Radeon R9 Fury X, were experiencing frustrating noise issues. The cause of the noise turned out to be the Cooler Master all-in-one water pump that comes bundled with the Radeon R9 Fury X. Antal Tungler, an AMD representative, noted that a fix for the water pump noise w...

Comments (0) | July 1, 2015 07:18PM PST | ClayMeow
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut Announced, Free to Existing Owners of the Trilogy

With Van Helsing III releasing back in May, concluding the trilogy, you would think that developer NeocoreGames would be done with the series, but not so fast. Today, NeocoreGames announced The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut, which the studio says is its way of giving back something to the loyal community.

The Incredible Advent...

Comments (0) | July 1, 2015 03:56PM PST | CheeseMan42

NVIDIA is reportedly developing replacements for the GeForce GTX 750 series cards based around the GM206-250 GPU. The two cards will be the GeForce GTX 950 and 950 Ti and are predicted to be on par with the GeForce GTX 960 series. The cards will support all of the latest graphics technology including DirectX 12.1, OpenGL 4.3, H.265 encoding and ...

Comments (0) | July 1, 2015 03:39PM PST | CheeseMan42

Cisco has announced that it plans to acquire cloud-based security firm OpenDNS for $635 million. Cisco had previously invested $35 million in the company and as a result obtained "defensive rights that give it an edge to acquire companies it has invested in ahead of competitors." Cisco has traditionally focused on security from a firewall perspe...

Comments (0) | July 1, 2015 03:24PM PST | CheeseMan42

The official release date of Windows 10 is July 29, but Microsoft continues to put out preview builds of its next OS. Build 10159 is the latest and carries with it more than 300 new bug fixes. Build 10158 was released a day earlier to the Windows Insider program and "was heavy on new features." Also included was a new background image which is r...

Comments (0) | July 1, 2015 02:05PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

In general, it is a bad thing when a program crashes, which is why so much effort is invested to make sure it does not happen, but even then, things may be missed. To catch those remaining bugs, automated tools have been developed to identify problem spots in code, but now researchers at MIT have developed a system that will actually repair the ...

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 ...

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