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Comments (0) | April 29, 2016 11:08AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

As silicon-based electronics approach their theoretical limitations, many new technologies are being developed and investigated for replacing this long-lived standard. Among these are optical based systems that use photons or plasmons for transmitting, processing, and storing data. Researchers at ITMO University have recently found a way to buil...

Comments (0) | April 29, 2016 09:22AM PST | bp9801

Friday is here at last, bringing an end to the week and just about the end of April. Before it does end, we have some items for you to check out, including LG's new V10 smartphone. This 5.7" model features Android 5.1, 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 CPU, and one impressive camera, with the phone tested to see how this fl...

Comments (0) | April 28, 2016 04:29PM PST | CheeseMan42

Samsung has a great deal of experience with ARM based chips due to the platforms popularity in the mobile phone market, and the company is now looking to transfer that experience into an ARM based computer board. The Artik 10 is entering the market that started to takeoff with the Raspberry Pi, and the offering from Samsung boasts an eight core ...

Comments (0) | April 28, 2016 10:55AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Offworld Trading Company Released

Offworld Trading Company has released today, as was announced earlier this month. The game is published by Stardock, which also recently published Ashes of the Singularity, and developed by Mohawk Games with Civilization IV lead designer, Soren Johnson.

Offworld Trading Company offers an interesting twist to the RTS genre, by giving players a c...

Comments (0) | April 28, 2016 09:29AM PST | bp9801

The week and April are both nearly at an end, but not before we have a few items for you to check out today. We have a review on the AMD A10-7890K APU, the company's fastest APU yet that won't break the bank, as it carries a $150 price tag and a 4.1GHz base clock speed. For some memory needs, there's a look at the G.SKILL Trident Z 32GB 3200MHz ...

Comments (0) | April 28, 2016 08:39AM PST | gebraset

MSI has been making motherboards since 1986, and the company is still continuing its trend as a leader in the motherboard manufacturing industry with the launch of the E3 KRAIT GAMING V5 and the E3M WORKSTATION V5. Both C232-based motherboards from the company offer support for Intel E3-1200 v5 series processors and ECC memory, allowing system b...

Comments (0) | April 28, 2016 08:02AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Ever since electronic computers were first developed, one of their primary applications has been for simulating various systems. These simulations allow predictions to be made but they are also a means for researchers to more closely study and analyze the processes involved. Some systems are harder to simulate than others, such as those ruled by...

Comments (0) | April 27, 2016 05:00PM PST | CheeseMan42

If you are like me and grew up in the 90s then the original Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow are games that were probably in your library. Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have kept the releases coming since then, with the 20th anniversary of the game being celebrated this year. The game is now looking to take advantage of the increasing adoption o...

Comments (0) | April 27, 2016 04:34PM PST | CheeseMan42

The PC market has been in decline for some time now, with an increasing number of people choosing tablets, smartphones, and other devices. As a result of this trend, PC focused companies like HP, Intel, and AMD have seen revenue and profit decrease as they attempt to adapt. Intel has done a good job up to this point with 40% of revenue and 60% o...

Comments (0) | April 27, 2016 10:06AM PST | bp9801

Wednesday is here, with a few items to help get you over the middle of the week. There is a review of the NZXT Manta Mini-ITX case, an unusual looking model that is tiny, yet should be big enough to fit a ton of hardware inside thanks to its outward curves. To help keep things cool, perhaps the CRYORIG M9i CPU Cooler, with its budget-friendly pr...

Comments (0) | April 27, 2016 09:14AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It might not be the most pleasant image for some people, but we are approaching a time when robotic drones will be freely moving around us for various reasons. In some cases a swarm of robots might be used instead single drones, which makes it vital that they all act in concert. In general this can involve centralized or decentralized algorithms...

Comments (0) | April 27, 2016 07:34AM PST | gebraset

Early last month, it was reported that Dead Island Definitive Collection was officially announced for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The upcoming title, which is expected to be released on May 31 2016, offers gamers with Dead Island, Dead Island: Riptide, Dead Island Retro Revenge, as well as all previously released DLC. Deep Silver has no...

Comments (0) | April 26, 2016 03:31PM PST | bp9801
Fallout 4's Creation Kit Finally Arrives; PC Mods Now, XBO in May, PS4 in June

At long last, the Creation Kit is here for Fallout 4, bringing with it the official tools to properly build and integrate mods into Bethesda's latest RPG. Of course, this hasn't stopped modders since the game came out in November, as the Nexus has more than 8,000 files available to downloa and work into your game (I'm already up over 180 install...

Comments (0) | April 26, 2016 12:19PM PST | CheeseMan42

HTC is planning to help speed up the adoption of its virtual reality headset, the Vive, by launching an accelerator program for startups interested in developing VR technology. The program, known as Vive X, is starting with a pool of $100 million and is taking applications in Beijing, Taipei, and San Francisco. The goal of the program is "to off...

Comments (0) | April 26, 2016 11:50AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Ashes of the Singularity Updated to Version 1.1

At the end of last month, Ashes of the Singularity exited early access with the release of version 1.0. The game is a massive RTS that leverages the features of DirectX 12 to allow large numbers of units to be rendered without the usual hit to performance. Today it has been patched to version 1.1, which has added new units, campaign options, map...

Comments (0) | April 26, 2016 09:22AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, bringing with it a couple of items for you to check out as we edge ever closer to the end of April. There is a review on the RIOTORO CR1280 Prism case, a full tower design featuring RGB color options throughout and enough space inside for whatever components you can find. For those needing some power, the be quiet! Pure Power 9 ...

Comments (0) | April 26, 2016 08:50AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

When it comes to storing electricity, the two main ways to do so are batteries or supercapacitors, which both offer their own advantages and disadvantages. Hybrid batteries try to combine the two to get the best of both worlds, and now researchers at PNNL have found a way to make them even better.

The advantage batteries come with is tremendous...

Comments (0) | April 26, 2016 08:41AM PST | gebraset

Deep Silver and Dambusters Studios have together released the opening game cinematic for the latest Homefront title known as Homefront: The Revolution. The video, which is known as 'America Has Fallen,' shows off an excellent story in which the United States falls to North Korea through the overall consumption of electronic devices over the year...

Comments (0) | April 25, 2016 03:40PM PST | CheeseMan42

Just over 24 hours after Chinese team Wings Gaming beat Team Liquid at the ESL One Manila event, Valve has announced gameplay update 6.87 for Dota 2. This is the first major update since version 6.86 was released in December and it brings many significant changes to heroes, items, and gameplay mechanics. Some players will probably be disappointe...

Comments (0) | April 25, 2016 03:12PM PST | CheeseMan42

Earlier this month it was revealed that tomorrow was the expected release of the AMD Radeon Pro Duo, a card that packs two Fiji GPUs onto a single PCB. Now that we are just a day away, the first benchmarks comparing the card to the Radeon R9 Fury X and NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti have been leaked. The card was tested using several of the latest, graphical...

Comments (0) | April 25, 2016 02:42PM PST | gebraset

AMD has officially released version 16.4.2 of its Radeon Software Crimson Edition, which includes a variety of highlights. Some of these highlights include new or updated Crossfire Profiles for Elite Dangerous and Need for Speed, as well as full support for Thunderbolt 3 eGFX enclosures that are configured with Radeon R9 Fury, Nano, or 300 Serie...

Comments (0) | April 25, 2016 10:27AM PST | bp9801

The final week of April is here, bringing a few items along for the ride in order to start things off. There is a look at what is expected to be the full details of AMD's upcoming Radeon Pro Duo video card, a massive beast shoving two Fury X GPUs onto a single board to make it the new champion card. For those needing a small new home for their s...

Comments (0) | April 25, 2016 08:25AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Something shared across many video games are certain specific archetypes, such as tanks, fighters, mages, rogues, assassins, and so on. In some games you are able to select what role you get to play as, while in other games it may be selected for you, or never even described. Researchers at North Carolina State University decided to look into th...

Comments (0) | April 22, 2016 09:24AM PST | bp9801

Friday is here, bringing with it the weekend and some items for you to check out. There is a review of the AZIO MGK 1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, which has Kailh Blue switches and RGB backlighting for a custom look to match whatever mood you're feeling. If you're planning to pick up the new Ashes of the Singularity RTS game and curious how i...

Comments (0) | April 22, 2016 06:58AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Wireless communication is something many of us rely on today for connecting or various devices to the Internet, so there is a constant drive to increase wireless speeds. One way to achieve this is to build systems that allow for the simultaneous transmission and reception of signals, but achieving this is somewhat difficult with a single antenna...

Comments (1) | April 21, 2016 03:06PM PST | CheeseMan42

We first covered the upcoming line of High End Desktop (HEDT) processors from Intel late last year, with news that the processors would fall under the Broadwell-E lineup and use the X99 chipset. As previously announced, Intel will have four models available at launch, the i7-6950X, i7-6900K, i7-6850K, and i7-6800K. NCIX US has now become the fir...

Comments (0) | April 21, 2016 02:49PM PST | CheeseMan42

Thermaltake is working on a design collaboration project with Mathieu Heredia, co-owner of Watermod France and the second place finisher in the 2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2. The project is known as "The Tower," borrowing its name from Heredia's entry into the contest. Thermaltake President and CEO Kenny Lin described the partne...

Comments (0) | April 21, 2016 12:38PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The next time you archive some files and compress them, you might think about the process a little differently. Researchers at the National University of Singapore have discovered a common compression algorithm can be used to detect quantum entanglement. What makes this discovery so interesting is that it does not rely on heavily on an assumptio...

Comments (0) | April 21, 2016 10:25AM PST | bp9801
Corsair Unveils New RAPIDFIRE Keyboards With Cherry MX Speed Switches

Corsair is well known for its cases, power supplies, RAM, and host of other PC products, with today's focus being on its keyboard line. Three new entries are introduced with a new piece of technology to set them apart, as each keyboard benefits from the Cherry MX Speed switch. This new switch has an actuation distance of just 1.2mm, 40% shorter ...

Comments (0) | April 21, 2016 07:01AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

While many of us may be transitioning to solid state data storage for greater read and write speeds, magnetic storage devices still have great data density. That density may be hitting new highs in the future as researchers at EPFL have demonstrated single-atom magnets that remain stable at a new record-high temperature of 40 K.

Magnetism is th...

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