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Comments (0) | September 29, 2016 04:11PM PST | CheeseMan42

ID-COOLING has announced an updated version of its ICEKIMO 120W all-in-one water cooler with the ICEKIMO 240W. The ICEKIMO 120W was the "world’s first pure white water cooler with a 120mm radiator," and as the name suggests the 240W expands the radiator size to 240mm. Included with the 240mm radiator is a square water block, white tubing, and tw...

Comments (0) | September 29, 2016 11:48AM PST | bp9801

The second to last day of September brings us several items to check out, covering a little bit of everything. We have a look at the AZZA Taurus 5000 case, a full tower model with stunning good looks and support for eight hard drives inside. If you're after some new audio, the FIIL Wireless Headset works over Bluetooth 4.1 and even supports acti...

Comments (0) | September 29, 2016 10:32AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Deep Silver and Warhorse Studios to Co-Publish Kingdom Come: Deliverance

For those of you interested in the successfully Kickstarted game Kingdom Come: Deliverance, today it has been announced that the developer Warhorse Studios has signed a co-publishing deal with Deep Silver. Under this deal, Deep Silver will be publishing the title for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, both physically and digitally, and the physical PC ...

Comments (0) | September 28, 2016 04:02PM PST | CheeseMan42
Toshiba Announces OCZ TL100 SSD Series

Toshiba has announced the addition of a new line of solid state drives to the OCZ brand, the OCZ TL100. The drive was designed with entry level users that are looking for "an affordable upgrade solution" in mind. It utilizes Toshiba TLC NAND to provide sequential read and write speeds up to 550MB/s and 530MB/s, respectively, and up to 85,000 IOP...

Comments (0) | September 28, 2016 12:16PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Corsair Announces DOMINATOR PLATINUM Special Edition DDR4 RAM

If you are looking for some new, exclusive DDR4 RAM, Corsair may have exactly the product you are looking for. Today it has revealed DOMINATOR PLATINUM Special Edition RAM, which comes in mirror finish Chrome or brushed aluminum Blackout and is limited to just 500 kits of 32 GB. These 4x8 GB and 2x16 GB DDR4 kits all come rated at 3200 MHz but c...

Comments (0) | September 28, 2016 11:05AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with several items along the way as you get through the day. We have a review of the MSI RX 470 Gaming X 8G video card, sporting a large cooler and custom overclock to keep your games running great on the top of the line model. There's a look at the SilverStone Primera Series PM01 case, featuring an aggressive des...

Comments (0) | September 27, 2016 04:22PM PST | CheeseMan42

Twitter has found itself at the center of buyout and acquisition talks for some time now, and the latest round of rumors are pointing to Microsoft and Disney as being potential suitors this time. Facebook is not seen as being interested at this time. The latest talk stems from David Faber of CNBC who reported on the Closing Bell show that "the s...

Comments (1) | September 27, 2016 01:43PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

A sad fact of modern times is that any computer is at risk of being attacked by malware, but just because we are all targets does not mean we have to make it easy. There are several ways to protect our machines and Microsoft will be rolling out a new one for Windows 10 Enterprise users that use the company's Edge browser. In the future, Edge wil...

Comments (0) | September 27, 2016 12:11PM PST | bp9801

EA's next Battlefield entry, Battlefield 1, is nearly upon us. Multiplayer is always a massive draw in the series, as evidenced by the recent beta drawing in millions, with 64 players battling it out on maps with a range of weapons and vehicles at their disposal. However, multiplayer isn't everything the Battlefield series has to offer, as there...

Comments (0) | September 27, 2016 11:57AM PST | bp9801

September is winding down, with Tuesday bringing us several items to check out. We have a review on the Patriot Viper 4 8GB DDR4 3400MHz memory kit, sporting fast speeds and good timings, plus an affordable price tag, for any build that needs it. There's a look at the be quiet! Silent Loop 240 AIO water cooler, featuring a large radiator, suppor...

Comments (0) | September 26, 2016 04:22PM PST | CheeseMan42

Roku announced a new streaming stick earlier this year and has now updated the rest of its streaming boxes. The Roku Express is 75% smaller than the Roku 1 while doubling the processing power to handle HD video at a cost of $30. If you want composite cables with the box it will cost you an extra $10. The Roku Premiere and Premiere+ take over for...

Comments (0) | September 26, 2016 04:06PM PST | CheeseMan42

We are well into the final quarter of 2016, and we continue to be treated to advance information about coming products from AMD. Earlier this month we got the first glimpse into the AM4 socket and Vega 10 and 20 GPUs. The latest leak is focused on a future generation of CPUs known as Gray Hawk which appears to be next in line after Raven Ridge. ...

Comments (0) | September 26, 2016 11:33AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For decades now the increase in computational power has been increasing at roughly the rate predicted by Moore's Law, but that is going to come to an end as we hit the fundamental limits of the materials and technologies being used. Many new approaches to computing are being developed so we can get around those limits, and researchers at North C...

Comments (0) | September 26, 2016 11:24AM PST | bp9801

The final week of September is here, with several items to kick off the week. We have a review on the ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard, the newest revision to the line that packs in a ton of enhanced features for an Intel LGA 2011-v3 build. A pair of NVIDIA GeForce TITAN X video cards, the new Pascal version, get tested in SLI for some 4K a...

Comments (0) | September 26, 2016 11:12AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

While nothing is definite, there is a possibility that by the end of the year, Twitter may be under new ownership. Supposedly the company has received expressions of interest from others, including Google and Salesforce.com, which resulted in Twitter's shares rising on Friday. This is still just rumor though, but Twitter's board of directors is ...

Comments (0) | September 23, 2016 03:35PM PST | bp9801
See What Hardware You Need to Run Sid Meier's Civilization VI

We draw closer to October and the impending release of Sid Meier's Civilization VI. The latest entry in the long-running series looks to change up the formula some to how the cities and game look, as well as introduce plenty of new features that might require some getting used to, some of which you can see in the video below. It's a pretty sweet...

Comments (3) | September 23, 2016 01:27PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Recently 2K released The BioShock Collection, bringing the franchise to the current consoles and updating the first two games to remastered versions. If you already owned BioShock or BioShock 2 on Steam, you received the respective remaster for free. Unfortunately it was not a perfect launch for these games, but the developers have responded and...

Comments (0) | September 23, 2016 11:37AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, with a few items along the way to help you start off the weekend. There is a review of the FSP Hydro G 850W Gold PSU, with its hydro dynamic bearing fan and high efficiency, to see if this power supply is one you should consider. For audio needs, we have the Monster Fatal1ty FxM 200 headset, sporting an over ear desi...

Comments (0) | September 22, 2016 04:04PM PST | CheeseMan42

Yahoo has confirmed that it was the victim of a large-scale attack that compromised data for more than 500 million users. Data that was exposed includes "names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and, in some cases, security questions and answers" along with encrypted passwords. Yahoo believes that attack was carried out by a "state-...

Comments (0) | September 22, 2016 01:38PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It can be easy to forget just how important the materials used in a computer or other devices are, as special properties are needed for these systems to work. As we approach the limit of some of the materials we are using currently, new materials need to be discovered to continue developing ever faster and more efficient devices. One goal some r...

Comments (0) | September 22, 2016 11:08AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, with a few items to help you get through this Thursday. We have a review on the Sonnet Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe external drive, featuring 512GB of storage and that Thunderbolt 3 connection for transfer speeds above and beyond 1000MB/s. If you're after some new headphones with active noise canceling to block ou...

Comments (0) | September 21, 2016 04:15PM PST | CheeseMan42

Samsung has added to its V-NAND M.2 SSD lineup with two non-volatile memory express (NVMe) drives. The 960 Pro will be available in capacities of 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB and offers read and write speeds up to 3,500MB/s and 2,100MB/s, respectively. The 960 Evo has capacities of 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB with read and write speeds up to 3,200MB/s and 1,80...

Comments (0) | September 21, 2016 03:57PM PST | CheeseMan42

Microsoft has announced a pair of moves designed to share the wealth with shareholders, a $40 billion share buyback and 8% dividend increase. A similar buyback announced in 2013 is expected to complete this year, with no target completion date set for this buyback. The dividend increase is smaller than the past two years increase of 16% and 11%,...

Comments (1) | September 21, 2016 11:53AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Reading someone's emotions can be very difficult, as some people do not obviously emote and others may try to hide their emotions, but it can be valuable information. For example, when testing a new product or reviewing media, accurately reading a subject's emotions can inform you about what works and what does not. To that end, as well as some ...

Comments (0) | September 21, 2016 11:20AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with several items for your viewing pleasure today. We have a review on the Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 240 AIO cooler, which has a dual chamber cooler to keep your CPU from getting too hot for a longer lifetime. A couple of new SSDs from Samsung, the 960 PRO and 960 EVO, get inspected to see what we can exp...

Comments (0) | September 20, 2016 04:14PM PST | CheeseMan42

A "very good" source with access to an internal server roadmap has revealed some early details on the upcoming AMD Vega 10 and Vega 20 graphics cards. The Vega 10 is built on the 14nm GFX9 architecture with 16GB of HBM2 and 64 Compute Units. It is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2017 with a dual Vega 10 available in the second q...

Comments (0) | September 20, 2016 04:01PM PST | CheeseMan42

SanDisk used the Photokina event in Cologne, Germany this year to show off a 1TB SDXC card prototype, two years after announcing a 512GB model at the same show. The card won't be available any time soon, but it shows that card capacities still have some room to grow. Dinesh Bahal, VP of product management for the Content Solutions Business Unit ...

Comments (0) | September 20, 2016 11:29AM PST | bp9801

Another day is here, with a couple of items for you to check out. We have a review on the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1070 EX OC 8GB video card, offering a large custom cooler for an affordable price to let everyone enjoy the benefits without putting down a ton of cash. Our other item for the day is a battle of the air coolers, as four different CPU coolin...

Comments (0) | September 19, 2016 10:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There have been and are still a number of things AMD has been working on that people have been looking forward to. The Polaris architecture in the RX 400 series of GPUs is one that has already launched and in the first half of next year, the Zen CPU architecture will be released. Between these two releases is the launch of the AM4 socket, which ...

Comments (0) | September 19, 2016 09:59AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with a few items to help welcome it in. We have a look at the MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium motherboard, featuring a different PCB color than many other motherboards on the market, as well as a host of features from steel-plated PCIe and DDR4 slots to USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and just about anything else you can think of. If ...

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