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Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 04:52PM PST | CheeseMan42

Avago has announced plans to acquire Broadcom for $37 billion in the "largest mergers of chipmakers ever." Both companies have a large presence in the wireless space, with Broadcom a major supplier for Apple and Samsung smartphones. The new company will keep the Broadcom name and will be based in Singapore, creating the third largest semiconduct...

Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 02:47PM PST | CheeseMan42

Another round of benchmarks for the upcoming Intel i7-6700K Skylake-S CPUs have been released, joining the first leak from late last month. These tests were run using a "pre-sample" version of the CPUs, the previous tests used engineering samples, and compare the processors using a different series of tests. The 6700K was again pitted against th...

Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 02:26PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Sometimes science can involve shooting something, but the process does not end there as one has to determine why whatever happened, happened. For decades it has been known that shooting ions at an iron-based superconductor can positively affect its properties, but the exact mechanics involved have been somewhat mysterious. That is until now, tha...

Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 10:34AM PST | bp9801

NVIDIA has officially launched its SHIELD with Android TV, bringing the company's first living room entertainment device to your home. The SHIELD with Android TV is said to be the most advanced smart TV platform available, as you can watch movies, TV shows, listen to music, use various apps, and play games through it, all from the comfort of you...

Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 09:35AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, and just about the end of May, so what better way to begin the weekend than with some reviews. We have a look at the Corsair Graphite Series 780T full tower case, a new addition to the company's lineup that comes with a host of features and a white color scheme. There is also the NVIDIA SHIELD with Android TV and wha...

Comments (1) | May 29, 2015 07:10AM PST | gebraset
GeForce GTX TITAN X ArcticStorm Edition Introduced by ZOTAC

ZOTAC, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, has officially unveiled the GeForce GTX TITAN X ArcticStorm Edition. The latest product by ZOTAC is a custom designed GeForce GTX TITAN X that offers a hybrid air and liquid cooling solution, allowing consumers to cool the card through the three fans atop the IceStorm heatsink or thro...

Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 06:11AM PST | gebraset

Just days ago it was reported that AMD was actively working on the Catalyst 15.5 beta driver, which was supposed to increase performance in Project CARS and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Fortunately for gamers of both titles, the Catalyst 15.5 beta driver has been officially released by AMD. According to the company, the latest Catalyst driver provi...

Comments (0) | May 29, 2015 05:44AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

According to the Theories of Relativity, the Universe has the speed of light as its speed limit, and this rules our day-to-day life. Quantum mechanics however, likes getting around such rules and has been caught doing so, which begs the question of if it is violating relativity or going around it? Researchers at the Australian National Universit...

Comments (0) | May 28, 2015 04:26PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Correcting errors is important for the reliable operation of any computing device. For modern computers, we have it down pretty well, but for future quantum computers, the challenge is completely different. Researchers at MIT though have managed to overcome one significant aspect of the challenge, by breaking the limit others suffer.

Quantum co...

Comments (0) | May 28, 2015 04:21PM PST | CheeseMan42
G.SKILL Achieves Highest DDR4 Frequency Using Air Cooling

G.SKILL has announced that its memory modules have been used to break the record for highest DDR4 frequency using air cooling. The record frequency of 4062MHz was reached using Ripjaws 4 memory on an ASRock X99M Killer motherboard. The record was validated using CPU-Z, though it was unclear if any benchmarks such as Super Pi were run. VP of ASRo...

Comments (3) | May 28, 2015 10:59AM PST | bp9801

A new leak has found its way online concerning NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 980 Ti, and this time it actually comes from NVIDIA. The company's Taiwan outfit posted a Facebook image revealing a June 2 announcement date, and quite possibly that's also the launch date. The post has since been removed, but you can see it for yourself below. The eve...

Comments (0) | May 28, 2015 08:35AM PST | bp9801

May is nearing its end, but not before we have some items for you to peruse. There is a look at how an SLI setup of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 performs in several games, including Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, to see how the two cards compare to a single TITAN X. On the red side, we have the Sapphire R9 285 ITX OC, a nice and compact video car...

Comments (0) | May 28, 2015 06:42AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For humans, when something is too difficult to do we can enlist the help of others to get the job done, but for robots it is not as simple. For multiple robots to work together their actions may need to be coordinated and the results can be very efficient, in a controlled environment. In other settings, the efficiency can vanish because of how c...

Comments (0) | May 28, 2015 05:07AM PST | gebraset

Amazon is quickly expanding its shipping options for its customers, especially those who currently subscribe to its Prime service. For some time now, the company has already offered free two-hour delivery of tens of thousands of items for customers located in Manhattan, and has expanded Prime Now to residents of Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Brook...

Comments (0) | May 28, 2015 04:44AM PST | gebraset

GPU-Z, one of the most popular and widely used graphics system information, monitoring, and diagnostic utilities, has been officially updated by techPowerUp to version 0.8.3. The latest version brings support for various Intel Broadwell SKUs and HBM memory, as well as AMD Fiji, Radeon R2/R3, GTX 980 Ti, GTX 965M, GTX 950M, NVS315, and GT 750 gra...

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...

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