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Comments (0) | May 27, 2015 03:19PM PST | CheeseMan42

The United States Internal Revenue Service revealed yesterday that hackers were able to obtain information for about 100,000 taxpayers since the middle of February. The hackers used information collected from another source to get past an online authentication process to make off with "a detailed dossier of their personal information including i...

Comments (0) | May 27, 2015 03:07PM PST | CheeseMan42

Last week DICE announced plans to release a Spring Update for Battlefield 4 sometime this month, and the patch is now available. The update introduces several new features as well as bug fixes and improvements to stability. Five new weapons were added with a rework to damage, falloff, and suppression for all weapons. The update also reintroduces...

Comments (1) | May 27, 2015 03:05PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Augmented reality systems are technologies that somehow affect our view of the world for some purpose. One example would be smartphone keyboards that use a camera to display the ground you are not seeing while walking, and glasses that layer information onto our environment. Recently at Marine Corps Base Quantico, the Augmented Immersive Team Tr...

Comments (0) | May 27, 2015 08:34AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, and we have a couple of items to help you get through the day. There is a look at the be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU cooler, a slightly different dual-tower design with six 6mm heat pipes and two 135mm PWM fans to keep everything cool. We also have the Calyx PaT Portable USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier up for review, ...

Comments (1) | May 27, 2015 06:53AM PST | gebraset
World's First Multifunction Notebook Adapter Introduced by FSP

FSP, one of the global leading power supply makers, has announced the world’s first multifunction notebook adapter that features a built-in USB hub. The adapter, which is offered in two different models that include the NB H 65 with two USB 3.0 ports and 65W total output and the NB H 110 with three USB 3.0 ports and 110W of total output, allows ...

Comments (0) | May 27, 2015 06:34AM PST | gebraset

Microsoft has revealed that Cortana, the company’s digital assistant that is currently offered on the latest version of Windows as well as Windows Phone devices, will be available for Android devices in June and iOS devices sometime later this year. The announcement is part of Microsoft’s initiative to bring various features and services from th...

Comments (0) | May 27, 2015 05:39AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If there is one thing you do not expect to turn into fertilizer, it is our computers and other electronics, but that may be changing though, thanks to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These researchers have worked to replace the plastic substrate material commonly used with a biological material with suitable properties.

The ...

Comments (1) | May 26, 2015 03:50PM PST | CheeseMan42

A pair of new phones are expected to join the Nexus lineup of Android devices later this year, one from LG and one from Huawei. The information comes from Android Police via a "reliable" source, though full specifications for the devices aren't yet available. The LG phone is codenamed Bullhead and will have a 5.2" screen with a Snapdragon 808 pr...

Comments (0) | May 26, 2015 03:33PM PST | CheeseMan42

In the wake of a failed merger with Comcast, Time Warner Cable has found a new suitor in Charter Communications. Charter will pay $56.7 billion for Time Warner, and also plans to acquire Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion. After the merger, Charter will be the second largest cable company by subscribers, moving past AT&T and trailing only C...

Comments (0) | May 26, 2015 03:13PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

As amazing as a material may be, it is not until it is easily accessible that it can really shine. Graphene was discovered years ago and researchers have been discovering possible uses for it since then, while also searching for new ways to make it. Researchers at MIT have recently developed a roll-to-roll means to create large graphene sheets, ...

Comments (2) | May 26, 2015 01:56PM PST | bp9801

At the end of last week, some rumored specifications for NVIDIA's unannounced GeForce GTX 980 Ti appeared and showed some really promising information. Today we have something new about it, something that looks to be even more concrete. A GPU-Z image has surfaced that apparently is a reading of the GTX 980 Ti, and while a couple details are miss...

Comments (0) | May 26, 2015 09:52AM PST | bp9801
New Photo Surfaces of AMD's R9 300 Series

A new photo of AMD's still unannounced R9 300 series of video cards has recently surfaced, and while the photo is from an extreme angle, it looks quite interesting, much like the earlier photo. Previous rumors suggested the top-of-the-line Fiji card would be rocking a liquid cooler, and this photo seems to confirm that. The front of the card is ...

Comments (0) | May 26, 2015 09:03AM PST | bp9801

Rumors and details concerning Intel's upcoming Skylake series of processors has slowly been starting to trickle out, with the Haswell successors on the way soon. There have been shots of the new Intel Z170 motherboards, which are expected to arrive in September to coincide with the processor launch, and then two different roadmaps showing a quar...

Comments (0) | May 26, 2015 08:42AM PST | bp9801

May is wrapping up, with under a week to go, but there are still plenty of items for you to check out. There is a review of the Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z FORGED mechanical gaming keyboard, which is the first entry in the series to feature five dedicated macro keys. We also have the Cougar 500K gaming keyboard, a model that's similar appearance to it...

Comments (0) | May 26, 2015 08:26AM PST | gebraset

ASUSTOR, a subsidiary of ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated and a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has revealed that version 2.3 beta of its Surveillance Center has officially been released. The news comes roughly three months after the company released version 2.2 of Surveillance Center, the latest stable version of the A...

Comments (0) | May 26, 2015 08:11AM PST | gebraset

Google has recently pushed an update to its Chromecast mobile application for Android and iOS devices. The latest update, which brings the application to version 1.11.9, provides owners of multiple Chromecast devices with a reworked hardware view that enables easier and quicker streaming to the device of their choice. The update incorporates imp...

Comments (0) | May 26, 2015 04:59AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

One of the larger mysteries of physics currently is likely the barrier between classical and quantum mechanics. At some point the rules change and discovering that point could allow us to eventually understand how the world we live in arises from the quantum world. Researchers at McGill University, the University of Vermont, and Leipzig Universi...

Comments (0) | May 25, 2015 02:39PM PST | CheeseMan42

The annual Google I/O conference is taking place this week and it is expected that the company will reveal its next version of Android, Android M. Android L, or Lollipop, was revealed at the conference last year and another reveal this year would make sense. At this time the new version carries a codename of Macadamia Nut Cookie, though it will ...

Comments (0) | May 25, 2015 02:29PM PST | CheeseMan42

DirectX 12 is the upcoming version of the graphics software from Microsoft, with a release planned for PC followed by XBOX One. A new preview build of Windows 10 was recently released and with it a new DirectX 12 build. A user on Reddit has decided to put the build to the test using some older hardware, in this case an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 pai...

Comments (1) | May 25, 2015 09:44AM PST | gebraset
Suppressor F51 Introduced by Thermaltake

Thermaltake has officially announced its latest chassis known as the Suppressor F51. The mid-tower chassis from Thermaltake, which happens to be an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, is compatible with motherboard platforms ranging from Mini-ITX to E-ATX and provides outstanding ventilation with its t...

Comments (0) | May 25, 2015 06:25AM PST | gebraset

Roughly a month ago, it was reported that NVIDIA successfully controlled 76 percent of the GPU market, leaving AMD with a paltry 24 percent. While NVIDIA is currently enjoying the sales of its 960, 970, and 980 series GPUs, a wealth of rumors surrounding the AMD Fiji GPUs and leaked benchmarks for the Fiji XT make the upcoming graphics card line...

Comments (1) | May 25, 2015 05:00AM PST | gebraset

Just last week, the developer of Project CARS, Slightly Mad Studios, released an official statement in regards to the poor performance gamers have been struggling with on AMD GPUs. Gamers utilizing graphics cards from AMD have also been experiencing performance issues in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt due to NVIDIA Hairworks technology. While the AMD ...

Comments (0) | May 24, 2015 02:52PM PST | bp9801
Fix Inbound for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Performance on NVIDIA Kepler GPUs

If, like many gamers, you picked up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and have been enjoying it immensely, yet are running an NVIDIA Kepler GPU and have noticed some performance issues, you aren't alone. Apparently some problems were discovered when playing The Witcher 3 on a Kepler GPU, although what exactly the problems are was not mentioned. It could ...

Comments (0) | May 24, 2015 12:08PM PST | bp9801

Another day, another round of rumors concerning AMD's upcoming Fiji XT card. This time we have some leaked benchmark numbers, courtesy of ChipHell, comparing a ton of video cards, including some unreleased and unknown ones. In the charts, the "GM200 cut 6GB" is apparently the GTX 980 Ti, while the "GTX 9** 3GB" is something different, potentiall...

Comments (1) | May 23, 2015 08:32PM PST | bp9801

If you happen to be running a laptop powered by an NVIDIA GeForce mobile GPU and have noticed some overclocking issues, you're in luck. NVIDIA recently released the GeForce Hotfix driver 353.00, which restores overclocking to Maxwell mobile GPUs. If you need that little bit of extra oomph for your GTX 965M or the big GTX 980M, this is how you ca...

Comments (0) | May 22, 2015 11:45AM PST | gebraset
Razer Announces Firefly Gaming Mousepad with Chroma

Razer, a world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software, and systems, has introduced its Firefly gaming mousepad. The latest gaming accessory by Razer is manufactured with a wealth of premium components, such as a micro-texture finish, a non-slip rubber base, a gold-plated USB connector, and a seven foot braided fiber cable. The Raze...

Comments (26) | May 22, 2015 11:22AM PST | bp9801

What appears to be the final specifications for the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti have made their way online, and it seems the earlier report is accurate. The GTX 980 Ti is a slimmed down version of the same GM200 core found on the GTX TITAN X, except it's the GM200-310 variant and not the GM200-400 on the TITAN X. This GPU features 2816 CU...

Comments (0) | May 22, 2015 08:58AM PST | bp9801

We are here at the end of the week with some reviews to help you welcome the weekend. There is a look at the GIGABYTE Champion Series X99-Gaming 5P motherboard, which has enhanced overclocking features and is also part of the company's G1 Gaming line to appeal to gamers. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrived earlier this week, so if you're wondering ...

Comments (0) | May 22, 2015 05:21AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Graphene is almost certainly going to be a wonder material of our time, with its amazing properties and many potential applications. Different applications pose different challenges for the material though. An example of this is polymer composites that contain graphene, but researchers at ORNL have found a solution to some of the problems.

The ...

Comments (0) | May 21, 2015 06:56PM PST | gebraset

MSI has announced that it is the first motherboard manufacturer to receive the official Microsoft Windows 10 WHQL certification, after its H81M-P33 motherboard passed the certification test recently. The board, which offers MSI Click BIOS 4 that is apparently optimized for the latest version of the Windows operating system from Microsoft, offers...

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