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Comments (0) | September 2, 2015 09:52AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with several items for your viewing consideration. We have a look at Intel's Skylake line, with the 46 processors available getting a preview so you know what to expect in a new build or laptop. Their availability at (r)etailers is fast approaching, so this is a perfect way to have an idea ahead of time of what...

Comments (0) | September 2, 2015 06:04AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

More and more of the devices around us contain specialized embedded systems, including our cars and thermostats. Like many other technologies, they are a target for improving energy efficiency, especially those systems that may be difficult to provide power to. Researchers at North Carolina State University have recently found a way to improve t...

Comments (0) | September 1, 2015 10:47PM PST | gebraset

Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, SSDs, mobile accessories, and USB and flash memory, has announced a new 3400MHz dual kit that falls within the Viper 4 DDR4 product line. The latest product from Patriot, which is designed for the latest Intel Skylake core processor and Z170 motherboards and comes in a 2x4GB configuration, cons...

Comments (0) | September 1, 2015 03:44PM PST | CheeseMan42
Kingston Adds to HyperX FURY and Impact DDR Lines

Kingston has added memory kits to two of the lines under its HyperX brand, FURY DDR3L and Impact DDR4 SO-DIMMs. The additions to the FURY line are described as a low-voltage option requiring only 1.35V. The FURY modules will be available at frequencies of 1600MHz and 1866MHz in dual channel kits of 8GB or 16GB and single sticks of 4GB or 8GB. Th...

Comments (0) | September 1, 2015 03:30PM PST | CheeseMan42

Corsair first announced the Bulldog DIY 4K PC Gaming Kit in June of this year, with the full reveal of the production ready device made over the weekend at PAX Prime. The system uses the latest Intel Z170 chipset paired with a sixth generation Core processor in a Mini ITX form factor. The system is cooled by a Hydro Series H5SF small form factor...

Comments (0) | September 1, 2015 09:13AM PST | bp9801

Another month of 2015 is in the books, and to welcome in September, we have several items for you to check out. There is a look at the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M case, a mid-tower version of the company's Enthoo Pro, and has an affordable price tag along for the ride. AMD's new R7 370 video card gets thrown into a CrossFire test to see how two of the...

Comments (0) | September 1, 2015 06:20AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

One of the classic quantum mechanical experiments is the double slit experiment, where single quanta are fired at two open slits, and despite being a single entity, an interference pattern will be created as though there were many. This experiment has been done with photons and with small molecules in the past, and has gotten an important tweak ...

Comments (0) | September 1, 2015 01:37AM PST | gebraset

In an interview with CNET, Google has revealed that it is looking to make 4K video available to even more consumers, as its new VP10 video compression codec is shaping up to be highly efficient. According to James Bankoski, a Google product manager, VP9 currently utilizes half the bandwidth of the most popular format currently, the H.264 format,...

Comments (0) | September 1, 2015 01:29AM PST | gebraset

According to danmotoxx, a Community Manager for Battlefield at Electronic Arts, Battlefield 4 Night Operations is now available virtually worldwide for platforms that include PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation3, and PlayStation 4. European gamers on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will have to wait until September 8 to receive the map, unfo...

Comments (0) | August 31, 2015 11:05AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

First announced back in April, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been given a release date of February 23, 2016. Mankind Divided continues Adam Jensen's story from Deus Ex: Human Revolution in a time when augmented humans are being segregated from the world. He will have to navigate the many choices before him to eventually reveal a worldwide conspir...

Comments (0) | August 31, 2015 10:47AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Ahead of tomorrow's releases of Mad Max and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, NVIDIA has released version 355.82 of its Game Ready Drivers. This new driver features the latest optimizations for both games and their SLI profiles. Rocket League, Gu Jian Qa Tan Online, and World of Tanks for Windows 10 are also receiving their SLI profiles.

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Comments (0) | August 31, 2015 09:40AM PST | bp9801

The final day of August is here, and with it comes a few items to start your week off. We have a review of the Thermaltake Core X9 case, a massive chassis capable of fitting two systems, two power supplies, and is stackable so you can have one entirely dedicated to water cooling, if you wish. All of that for a case that doesn't even cost $200. T...

Comments (0) | August 31, 2015 05:00AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Big data, the practice of building very large datasets for analysis, has come to improve many fields of study. The thing is that large datasets can be a double-edge sword as they can be slow to search through. Researchers at MIT found that compressing these datasets can speed things up, and now they have explained why that is, and how it can be ...

Comments (0) | August 29, 2015 05:29PM PST | bp9801
Dragon Age: Inquisition's Story Wraps Up in the Trespasser DLC; Arrives September 8

The world of Thedas is in peril once more, but this time from an entirely different threat than anything we've faced before. Two years have passed since the events of Dragon Age: Inquisition (so yes, consider spoilers throughout if you have yet to finish the game), and it appears the Orlesians are unhappy with how things have played out. A trial...

Comments (3) | August 29, 2015 07:00AM PST | CheeseMan42

Lionsgate, the studio behind movies such as the Hunger Games and Divergent series, has announced that it is developing a movie centered around the Borderlands universe. The movie is being produced by industry veterans Avi and Ari Arad, who have worked on movies such as Iron man, Spider Man, and X-Men. There aren't any significant details on what...

Comments (1) | 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...

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