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Comments (0) | February 23, 2017 04:40PM PST | CheeseMan42
Sony Announces World's Fastest SD Card

Sony has announced a new line of SD cards, the SF-G Series UHS-II SDXC cards, which it claims are the fastest SD cards available. The cards will be available in capacities of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB with read and write speeds up to 300MB/s and 299MB/s, respectively. Sony is targeting the new cards at photographers, stating that the cards are "idea...

Comments (0) | February 23, 2017 04:27PM PST | CheeseMan42

A series of benchmarks from Ashes of the Singularity for the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 580 paired with an eight core Intel i7 5820k running at 3.3GHz have leaked. In a single card configuration running the 1080p version of the benchmark, the RX 580 managed to hit 72.3 fps. This marks a significant improvement over the card it will be replacing, the...

Comments (1) | February 23, 2017 02:04PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Yesterday AMD launched the new Ryzen R7 CPUs and since then the pre-orders have already placed all three R7 processors on Amazon's Best Sellers list for CPUs. Naturally more information than was officially shown off is coming out now, including a look at the AMD Ryzen Master overclocking utility from The Tech Chap.

First up, it appears each cor...

Comments (0) | February 23, 2017 01:17PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation v2.1 Launches

Last week it was announced that Stardock was merging the two versions of Ashes of the Singularity into Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation and today this merged game has received its version 2.1 update, which is bringing with it some interesting features. One of these is a single-player observer mode so you can watch as the AI fights it out. Pl...

Comments (0) | February 23, 2017 07:57AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, with a few items for you to check out today. There's a review on the GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming 5 motherboard, part of the company's AORUS line, is a high-end model that should provide plenty of enhancements to your new Intel build. If you need to keep things charged while on the go, then perhaps the ADATA A10050QC ...

Comments (0) | February 22, 2017 05:25PM PST | CheeseMan42
Adesso Announces AKB-636 Mechanical Keyboard

The Adesso AKB-636 is a mechanical keyboard with a "retro" design, looking similar to old school typewriters. The keyboard also features N-key rollover and multi-function hotkeys to "give you quick access to your media player tools." The switches have an actuation force of 45-50g and are rated at up to 50 million keystrokes. At an MSRP of $99.99...

Comments (0) | February 22, 2017 05:13PM PST | CheeseMan42

Linux support has finally been added to SteamVR nearly a year after the initial release of the software through a development build. To start getting their hands dirty, developers will need the "latest Steam Beta Client and a Vulkan-friendly beta driver from Nvidia or AMD." As this is a development build of the software, it may not be as stable ...

Comments (0) | February 22, 2017 03:02PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last year three planets were discovered in the TRAPPIST-1 system and today it has been announced that, with the help of the Spitzer Space Telescope, four more planets have been found there, bringing the total to seven. Using Spitzer's data the sizes of these planets have been measured and first estimates of the inner-six's masses have also been ...

Comments (9) | February 22, 2017 10:26AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The day has finally come and AMD has launched its Ryzen 7 CPUs, based on the Zen microarchitecture that has been the focus of demoes, leaks, and rumors for quite a while now. Pre-orders are starting today at over 180 global etailers and boutique OEMs, with worldwide availability being March 2.

The Ryzen 7 line includes three processors: the 180...

Comments (0) | February 22, 2017 07:50AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week has arrived, with several items in tow. We have a review of the Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass Case, offering a stunning style and visual appeal to boost whatever kind of build you have planned. The Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 motherboard gets put to the test to see how Gigabyte's high-end gaming line stacks up to the comp...

Comments (0) | February 21, 2017 11:42AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Hydrogen can be a potent fuel but one issue that has been deviling the adoption of it and the technology that can use it has been transporting the gas. In order to move the gas around like conventional fuels are would practically require a whole new infrastructure, but researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a solution. Ins...

Comments (0) | February 21, 2017 08:02AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, with several items giving you plenty to check out today. There's a review of the RIOTORO CR1080 Compact Case, offering plenty of potential in a small build. If you want an even more unique take on a case, then perhaps the Corsair Bulldog, an HTPC case built for 4K living room gaming, is the one to get. For those after storage, t...

Comments (0) | February 20, 2017 07:48AM PST | bp9801

The final week of February is upon us, with several items kicking it off. There's a review of the Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB Gaming Keyboard, which uses mech-dome keys for a unique take on switches. For a mechanical keyboard, the Cherry MX Board 6.0, the company's flagship model, gets reviewd to see how it compares to other gaming-centric keyboar...

Comments (0) | February 17, 2017 11:27AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Cities: Skylines is Coming to Xbox One

It has been announced by Paradox Interactive and Deep Silver that in Spring of this year, Cities: Skylines will be released on the Xbox One, so console players will get to enjoy this award-winning management game. The Xbox One Edition has been optimized for controllers by Tantalus Media and will include the After Dark expansion that adds tourism...

Comments (0) | February 17, 2017 11:14AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last year Ashes of the Singularity was released by Stardock. It was an RTS unlike others before it thanks to the Nitrous engine that can simulate tens of thousands of units at the same time. To handle this in DirectX 11, the API available at the time Nitrous was first being developed, requires a powerful machine, which worried Stardock as the co...

Comments (0) | February 17, 2017 07:48AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, with several items to get you ready for the weekend. We have a review on the Logitech G533 Wireless Headset, which features some improvements and enhancements over past wireless models to help make it the best one yet. If you're after a new laptop, perhaps the MSI GE62 7RD Apache, with its entry-level price and big g...

Comments (1) | February 16, 2017 09:53PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For anyone interested in Ghost Recon Wildlands, Ubisoft has announced that it will have an open beta starting February 23 and running through February 27. If you were in the closed beta held not too long ago, the open beta will have all of the same content and more, including a new province to explore, Montuyoc. Be ready before heading there tho...

Comments (0) | February 16, 2017 07:58AM PST | bp9801

February is past the halfway mark, with today bringing in several items for you to check out. There's a look at the Intel Core i3-7350K Kaby Lake processor, a dual-core model with HyperThreading to give you four effective threads during use. We have the Huawei Mate 9 smartphone review, which takes a look at the massive 6" device to see what it h...

Comments (0) | February 15, 2017 04:47PM PST | CheeseMan42

It was reported late last year that Verizon might be having some second thoughts about its acquisition of Yahoo after the latest hacking scandal compromised up to one billion Yahoo accounts. Verizon isn't looking to abandon the deal altogether, but is reported to be close to a new deal that would knock $250 million off the initial offer of $4.8 ...

Comments (0) | February 15, 2017 12:13PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

To some people, video games only represent a waste of time that distracts players from more important and valuable ventures. Thankfully not everyone believes this and now researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have even demonstrated some of the potential games have to do more than waste time. By adding realistic chemistry to Minecraft,...

Comments (0) | February 15, 2017 07:56AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with several items to help get you through it. We have a look at whether or not the Radeon Fury X and GeForce GTX 980 Ti are still worth a purchase. There's a review on the Crucial MX300 525GB SSD, offering a ton of storage and speed for a pretty affordable price. If you're after a new typing experience, maybe the...

Comments (0) | February 14, 2017 07:52AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, with several items to help you get through the day. There's a look at the Intel Core i3-7350K versus the Core i5-7400, which sees if a dual-core or quad-core for just a bit more cash is the better deal. If you want to to hear some about AMD Zen's architecture, there is an interview doing just that. We have a review of the ECS Z1...

Comments (0) | February 13, 2017 04:35PM PST | CheeseMan42

The Razer Blade is a desktop replacement gaming laptop filled with the latest components to facilitate your gaming on the go. The current iteration of the laptop is powered by a 2.6 GHz Intel Skylake CPU, NVIDIA GTX 1060, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD storage, and a 14" 1080p screen at a cost of $1799. Razer is now offering an $1899 model that swaps ou...

Comments (0) | February 13, 2017 04:24PM PST | CheeseMan42

The latest 3DMark benchmark leaks for the upcoming AMD Ryzen CPUs show that the chips can hold up against many of the latest Intel chips, despite being far cheaper. In the initial comparison, Videocardz compared the four, six, and eight core Ryzen models with numbers taken from Toms Hardware. The four core model held the lowest position on the c...

Comments (0) | February 13, 2017 12:45PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a rather extreme form of microscopy as it moves a probe with a single-atom tip over a surface to make measurements. The forces between materials cause the probe to be deflected by the atoms it moves over, and this deflection can be recorded and analyzed to visualize the sample with tremendous detail. Now research...

Comments (1) | February 13, 2017 07:50AM PST | bp9801

A new week dawns, with a few items along the way to kick it off. There's a look at the Razer Blade Stealth laptop, a small yet powerful model that just might be one to get. If you're after plenty of storage you can access anywhere, then the QNAP TS-1635 should be of interest, as this NAS has 16 bays for you to utilize. Wrapping things up is a lo...

Comments (0) | February 10, 2017 01:37PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For those of you who enjoy looking for new games in the Greenlight section of Steam, Valve has announced it is going to be changing things up in Spring 2017. Greenlight will be going away and replaced with Steam Direct, a direct sign-up system to allow developers to put their games onto Steam, after taking care of some digital paperwork. This mo...

Comments (0) | February 10, 2017 07:53AM PST | bp9801

Friday is upon us, with several items along the way to help welcome in the weekend. The ASUS STRIX Z270E Gaming motherboard gets reviewed to see what this high-end STRIX model has to offer when pushed to the limit. If you're after a new keyboard and mouse, then maybe the Gamdias Hermes E1 and Demeter E2 combo is for you, which even adds in a NYX...

Comments (2) | February 9, 2017 04:43PM PST | CheeseMan42

Nintendo technology head Genyo Takeda described the decision to switch to NVIDIA for the Nintendo Switch after using ATI graphics in its previous three systems as a "top priority." NVIDIA has been leading the market in PC graphics for some time, and Nintendo is hoping that it can replicate that success on the Switch. Takeda further elaborated on...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2017 11:31AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Stardock Releases Expansion for Offworld Trading Company Crafted By Top-Tier Player

For a third week in a row, Stardock has announced major changes or additions to one of its titles, but this time Offworld Trading Company is the game, instead of Galactic Civilizations III. Offworld Trading Company is an unusual RTS that challenges the player to achieve economic dominance with their company and not military dominance, as we so o...

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