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Comments (0) | August 28, 2015 12:32PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

When XCOM 2 was announced in June, it was given a November release date. Now it has slipped to February 5, 2016. In a letter to XCOM fans at XCOM.com, the developers say they need "a little more time to make it the best possible game."

XCOM 2 is the follow-up to 2012's XCOM: Enemy Unknown and is being developed by Firaxis Games, the studio behi...

Comments (0) | August 28, 2015 10:05AM PST | bp9801

The final Friday of August brings with it several items to help get your weekend started. There is a review of the ASUS Z170-A motherboard, a competitively priced model that includes many higher quality features usually found on more expensive motherboards. The U10 smartphone from OUKITEL gets reviewed to see what this 64-bit MTK SoC equipped mo...

Comments (0) | August 28, 2015 05:20AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Since its discovery, graphene has been the focus of a lot of studies, as has its cousin, graphene oxide, which has special properties of its own. Now it turns out that graphene oxide has one property no one expected, and it could have some interesting implications. Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered that graphene oxide underg...

Comments (1) | August 27, 2015 06:42PM PST | gebraset

Although Instagram is still committed to its square design language, it has publically revealed that it now supports landscape and portrait formats for both photographs and videos. According to the social networking service, one in five photographs or videos uploaded were not in the square format, meaning that details from the original content w...

Comments (1) | August 27, 2015 03:42PM PST | CheeseMan42

Thermaltake has gathered ten of the best modders in the world to compete in the 2015 Thermaltake Case MOD Invitational Season 2 with the Core X9 E-ATX Cube Chassis as their canvas. The previous competition was won by Suchao Prowphong of Thailand with his Core X9 mod displayed at the Thermaltake booth at Computex 2015. Users will be able to vote ...

Comments (0) | August 27, 2015 03:31PM PST | CheeseMan42

Logitech has added a pair of headsets to its gamer focused G Series, the G933 Artemis Spectrum wireless headset and G633 Artemis Spectrum wired headset. The headsets were built around the patent pending Pro-G audio drivers resulting in "gaming headphones that deliver a superior all-around audio experience." With the Pro-G audio drivers Logitech ...

Comments (6) | August 27, 2015 11:40AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

First unveiled at this year's E3, the Radeon R9 Nano is the third Fiji-based graphics card from AMD. For those who may not remember, it is the 6-inch card that packs more power than an R9 290X despite having a 175W TDP. According to the release, the R9 Nano offers 30% more performance than AMD's former top GPU while consuming 30% less power. The...

Comments (0) | August 27, 2015 10:22AM PST | bp9801

Both the week and August are drawing to a close, but not before we offer you some reviews to check out. There is a look at what the AMD Radeon R9 Nano offers, but it isn't a review since the cards aren't quite ready to send out just yet. We do have another review on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, with the MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G put to the test. A pa...

Comments (0) | August 27, 2015 07:53AM PST | gebraset

Back in June of this year, it was reported that Google unveiled YouTube Gaming to the public and that it planned to bring the service to the masses sometime this summer. That day has finally arrived, as Google officially launched YouTube Gaming yesterday for users in countries where YouTube is already available. The brand new YouTube service all...

Comments (0) | August 27, 2015 06:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

A femtosecond is unperceivable to the normal person, but in many fields of science, it is necessary to operate on such short timescales to determine what is happening. In these instances it is a femtosecond laser one often turns to, as the ultrashort pulses of light can illuminate behaviors occurring in those brief windows. Now researchers at th...

Comments (1) | August 26, 2015 04:09PM PST | CheeseMan42

Microsoft has been running a public preview program for Office 2016 since early May and the software suite now has a release date, September 22. The release date was gathered from a leaked internal document obtained by WinFuture.de, though the memo doesn't make any mention regarding price. The full content of the memo states "On September 22, 20...

Comments (0) | August 26, 2015 03:56PM PST | CheeseMan42
Corsair Works With Team Dignitas for Two New Products

Corsair has designed a new gaming mouse and mouse mat as the result of a collaboration with eSports organization Team Dignitas. The two new products are the Sabre Laser gaming mouse and MM300 Anti-Fray Mouse Mat, Team Dignitas Edition. The Sabre weighs in at just 100 grams, giving users "superior reach and unmatched accuracy for the ultimate PC ...

Comments (0) | August 26, 2015 02:34PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Energy is only valuable if you can do something with it, and that means getting it where it is useful. Traditionally electrical energy has been carried along copper or aluminum wires, and while these work, we are looking for more efficient systems. Now researchers at the Universities of Bayreuth and Erlangen-Nuremberg have recently developed nan...

Comments (0) | August 26, 2015 09:23AM PST | bp9801

We have arrived to the middle of another week, with plenty of items to keep you busy. There is a review of the Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard to see how this top of the line model with its upgraded audio performs with Intel's new CPUs. We have a couple of AMD cards up for review today, including the ASUS R7 370 Strix 4GB and the ASUS Strix...

Comments (0) | August 26, 2015 09:19AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

You read the title right, multiple Bethesda Softworks games have come to GOG, and some have returned after some time away. Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics were available on GOG back when the site first launched, but were removed a few years ago due to some licensing issues. Now all three are back, and if you purchase all three together a...

Comments (0) | August 26, 2015 07:59AM PST | gebraset

In February of this year, ASUSTOR successfully brought the beta version of ASUSTOR Data Master 2.4 to its NAS device owners. Now, the leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions has launched ADM 2.5 beta, and with it comes a variety of improvements and features. The latest version of ADM includes three important core features tha...

Comments (0) | August 26, 2015 06:03AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Nobody likes losing data when their computer crashes, so naturally many crash tolerant systems have been developed. Because of the number of ways crashes could lose or corrupt data though, none of these systems can guarantee your data will not be lost. Researchers at MIT are the first to change that though, thanks to a new file system mathematic...

Comments (0) | August 26, 2015 12:17AM PST | bp9801
AMD Radeon R9 Nano's Full Specifications Leak Out

Just the other day came word of some performance and efficiency numbers for the upcoming AMD Radeon R9 Nano, along with some specifications. Well, today we have the full specifications for you, and what was in the prior leak holds true here. The R9 Nano does indeed have a full Fiji XT core on it, like its big brother Fury X, and thus has 4096 st...

Comments (0) | August 25, 2015 06:22PM PST | bp9801

For years, Adobe's Flash Player was the way to view videos and more on the Internet. However, it hasn't always been kind to performance or the most secure, and over the last several years has slowly started to be replaced. In fact, earlier this year YouTube switched its video player over to HTML5 instead of Flash. Now it seems Flash is truly on ...

Comments (0) | August 25, 2015 03:07PM PST | CheeseMan42

Intel has announced a new motherboard form factor that has a smaller footprint than mini-ITX, granting it the honor of "smallest socketed board standard at 5.5 x 5.8 inches / 140 x 147 mm." The new board is larger than the Intel NUC but makes up for that with some features not found in the smaller offering. The 5x5 board accepts LGA based CPUs w...

Comments (0) | August 25, 2015 02:56PM PST | CheeseMan42

DEEPCOOL has announced the launch of the newest addition to its GAMER STORM sub brand, the Lucifer K2 CPU Cooler. The K2 is built on the base design of the Lucifer V2 with some additional improvements. The K2 starts with a fanless design and six heatpipes but also adds a polished pure copper base and a 120mm slim fan. The slim fan was included t...

Comments (0) | August 25, 2015 08:55AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Back in May the GOG Galaxy client came to open beta, allowing everyone interested to work with the completely optional and DRM-free platform. At the time it listed more features as coming than were included, but today one of the more significant and unique features has been released: the Rollback feature. With this feature you can take a game ba...

Comments (0) | August 25, 2015 08:45AM PST | bp9801

Another Tuesday is upon us, with just a couple of items to tide you over. There is an article on how to optimize the potential of a horizontal or top-down CPU cooler and get the most out of your investment. We also have an article for the laptop and tablet users making the change to Windows 10, with it showing how best to extend your battery lif...

Comments (0) | August 25, 2015 06:01AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Many people consider the development of the 3D printer the beginning of a new renaissance as anyone could use such a printer to quickly and cheaply construct objects they design or find designs for. While 3D printers do indeed have great potential, we are still developing better ways to tap that potential by bringing in new techniques and techno...

Comments (0) | August 24, 2015 06:26PM PST | bp9801

AMD's Radeon R9 Nano video card is fast approaching its launch, bringing the Fiji chip into a tiny package. Some early performance numbers have found their way online, and things are looking quite promising for the Nano. The card uses the same Fiji core found on the Fury X, with the 4GB of HBM memory and 512GB/s memory bandwidth, but with a redu...

Comments (0) | August 24, 2015 05:27PM PST | gebraset
Enthoo EVOLV ITX Special Edition Chassis Announced by Phanteks

Last March, Phanteks officially announced a Mini ITX case known as the Enthoo EVOLV ITX, which provided consumers with premium features alongside a minimalistic design. Now, the company, which happens to be a developer of CPU coolers, fans, and chassis, has announced the new Special Edition Enthoo EVOLV ITX, which introduces two new color option...

Comments (0) | August 24, 2015 04:01PM PST | CheeseMan42

Google's answer to Apple Pay, not surprisingly known as Android Pay, was announced at the Google I/O conference earlier this year with an expected launch of "later this year." Android Police has obtained an electronic memo from McDonald's advising employees that the company would start accepting Andoid Pay on August 26. A separate paper memo fro...

Comments (0) | August 24, 2015 03:37PM PST | CheeseMan42

The next generation of AMD GPUs, currently known as Greenland, was first mentioned near the end of March and into early April. At the time not much was revealed other than the fact that the cards were expected to be available in 2016 and they would use HBM2. Some more significant information is now available with the reveal that Greenland will b...

Comments (0) | August 24, 2015 11:22AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

When the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V launched earlier this year, it included the Rockstar Editor, a tool for capturing and editing gameplay to create videos. With it the player can record gameplay starting from any point, or keep the last few moments captured for when something unexpected happens. Then the clip can be loaded up and manipula...

Comments (0) | August 24, 2015 10:07AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here as August starts to wind down, but not before we have some items for you to check out. There is a review of the BitFenix Prodigy M micro-ATX case, a slightly bigger model of its popular Prodigy case that can pack in a little more hardware than before. We also have the ASUS PB258Q framless 25" IPS monitor, featuring a 2560x1440...

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