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Comments (0) | September 15, 2016 10:03AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Ubisoft and Major League Hacking have today announced a season partnership for students to develop hack projects inspired by Watch_Dogs 2 and learn new cybersecurity skills. Major League Hacking is the official student hackathon league, and with how valuable a tool hacking will be in Watch_Dogs 2, this season partnership makes sense.

The idea b...

Comments (0) | September 14, 2016 04:13PM PST | CheeseMan42

When Microsoft released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2, the company announced plans to do the update gradually. A recent e-mail sent out by Microsoft reads, "The Anniversary Update will download and install via Windows Update. The download is automatically available to you. It will begin rolling out on 2 August 2016 and may take u...

Comments (0) | September 14, 2016 11:23AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a couple of items to help get you over the hump. There is a review on the Sapphire RX 480 8GB Nitro+ video card, sporting a custom cooler featuring large 100mm fans and a factory overclock, plus a bunch of neat software features, to keep you gaming for longer. If you're in need of an SD card that can withs...

Comments (0) | September 13, 2016 04:15PM PST | CheeseMan42

Amazon appears to have leaked the price of a cheaper Echo Dot on its Twitter account before deleting the Tweet. The original Dot has been a hot seller since its release in March, with it being sold out since July at a price of $89.99. The Tweet contained the apparent price of $49.99 but didn't have any information about a potential release date....

Comments (0) | September 13, 2016 04:04PM PST | CheeseMan42
HyperX Announces Limited Edition Gears of War Headset

HyperX, the performance focused division of Kingston, has announced the latest version of its CloudX Revolver headset, a limited edition design for fans of the Gears of War series. The headset offers "a studio-grade sound stage that lets gamers hear opponents from farther away" wrapped up in HyperX memory foam earpads and a leather headband for ...

Comments (0) | September 13, 2016 01:11PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you are looking to build a new computer or upgrade a current one with SSDs in place of traditional hard drives, a new option has been announced by Toshiba under the OCZ brand. The new OCZ VX500 SSD series is meant to handle the amount of writing some of us put our drives through, as part of content creation or revolving storage, with enduranc...

Comments (0) | September 13, 2016 10:25AM PST | bp9801

Another day is upon us, with a few items for you to check out. There is a review on the Crucial MX300 525 and 1050GB SSDs, offering plenty of storage at fast read and write speeds with 3D NAND powering the way. For another storage option, the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD gets reviewed to see what this mainstream option in the company's line bring...

Comments (0) | September 13, 2016 09:35AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The name Stephen Cabrinety might not be one you recognize, but there is a chance you have heard about something he did before his death in 1995. He collected various pieces of software starting in the 1980s and this collection eventually grew to contain some 25,000 pieces of software and video games, even in their original packaging, and many pi...

Comments (0) | September 12, 2016 12:28PM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with a few items to kick it off. We have another look at the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 Gaming X 8G video cards to see what these two flagship models from the company have to offer. If you'd rather check out the AMD side, there are six generations of AMD cards compared in the $200 bracket to see just how much the perfor...

Comments (0) | September 12, 2016 09:27AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
System Specs Released for Mafia III

Like with any PC release, more information about Mafia III is being revealed the closer we get to its October 7 launch. The latest pieces of information are the minimum and recommended system requirements.

Common Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 64 bit
  • Free Storage Space: 50 GB

Minimum Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel i5-2500K or AMD FX 8120
  • ...
Comments (0) | September 9, 2016 01:46PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

While you might not see them, random numbers are used in many systems we benefit from every day, including the encryption systems that protect our online purchases and bank withdrawals. Modern random number generators are not perfectly random though, but new generators that utilize quantum mechanics can be completely random. Now researchers have...

Comments (0) | September 9, 2016 11:53AM PST | bp9801

Friday is here, bringing the first full week of September to a close. We do have some items for you to check out, such as a review on the ASUS Maximus VIII Formula motherboard, which features an Armor overlay and integrated LEDs to spruce up your Intel Z170 build. If you're after a new phone, and perhaps a large one at that, then the Xiaomi Mi M...

Comments (0) | September 8, 2016 04:02PM PST | CheeseMan42

The Raspberry Pi is one of the most popular tiny and cheap computers on the market, and this is now backed up by the sale of the 10 millionth Raspberry Pi. The creator of the Raspberry Pi, Eben Upton, is just as surprised as anyone by this sales milestone, stating "we thought our lifetime volumes might amount to ten thousand units – if we were l...

Comments (0) | September 8, 2016 12:18PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Sustainable nuclear fusion has been a goal for a great many scientists around the world for decades, as the energy produced by a fusion-based power plant could potentially dwarf that from other sources. Obviously it is difficult to achieve, but strides are being made toward that bright future. Recently researchers at the University of Rochester ...

Comments (0) | September 8, 2016 10:58AM PST | bp9801

The week is drawing to a close, but there are a few items to help you get through the day today. We have a review on the HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo 8GB video card, sporting a high overclock and a custom cooler to help it reach better stability at those high speeds. There's a look at the Lian Li PC-M25A micro-ATX case that can fit plenty of...

Comments (0) | September 7, 2016 01:01PM PST | bp9801
BioWare Shows Off Mass Effect: Andromeda Running on the PS4 Pro

It's been quite a while since we've had anything from BioWare on its upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda, but during the PlayStation Meeting today, we finally got something. A new piece of content was shown running in 4K on the PS4 Pro, and man alive did it look great. In it, our character is exploring some kind of underground vault (Dragon Age's De...

Comments (1) | September 7, 2016 12:49PM PST | bp9801

Sony is currently holding its PlayStation Meeting, with CEO Andrew House unveiling a slimmer PlayStation 4 right at the start, as rumored. This new PS4 is slimmer and sleeker than the original model, while still keeping the design. Just in an even smaller package than the console already is. The new PS4 doesn't have a name like Slim or anything,...

Comments (0) | September 7, 2016 09:03AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For years now there has been a trend in the computer industry to add more cores to CPUs as a way to improve performance. Managing all of these cores can be complicated, which eats into performance. Researchers at North Carolina State University and Intel however, have developed an on-chip device to accelerate core-to-core communication significa...

Comments (0) | September 6, 2016 04:24PM PST | CheeseMan42

Evan Blass is considered to be a reliable source for advanced information on smartphones and his latest rumor points to Huawei as the manufacturer of the next Google Android tablet. The rumor claims that the new tablet will have a 7" screen and 4GB RAM. Blass claims that the new tablet is "on track for release before the end of the year." Lendin...

Comments (2) | September 6, 2016 03:51PM PST | CheeseMan42
G.SKILL Announces New Trident Z Memory Kit

G.SKILL has announced a new addition to the Trident Z DDR4 memory line, a 32GB set composed of four 8GB sticks. The new RAM runs at 3866MHz with CL18-19-19-39 timings at an operating voltage of 1.35V. This new kit is an improvement over the previous offering that was only able to reach 3600MHz as users continue to "transition into higher capacit...

Comments (0) | September 6, 2016 09:59AM PST | bp9801

The first full week of September is upon us after a long holiday weekend in the US, with several items to help welcome us back. There is a review on the Phanteks Enthoo Primo full tower case, packing in a ton of premium features and style. We have a look at the Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2, a multi-function speaker that can do so much more than...

Comments (0) | September 5, 2016 01:01PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Duke Nukem 3D Returning With 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour

Back in 1996, Duke Nukem 3D released and on October 11 it will be coming back as the Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour. This version will bring the classic FPS game to current hardware as it will be available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It will be more than just the original title though, as it is getting new content fr...

Comments (0) | September 5, 2016 12:44PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Mafia III Post-Release Plans Shared

Recently 2K and Hangar 13 divulged their plans for Mafia III after its release next month. There will be three story expansions that will come out and be part of the $29.99 season pass and the Deluxe Edition of the game, which includes the pass. These expansions are Faster, Baby!, Sign of the Times, and Stones Unturned. Faster, Baby! sees Lincol...

Comments (0) | September 2, 2016 12:05PM PST | bp9801

Friday is here, bringing a couple of items along the way before the Labor Day weekend hits in the US. There is a review of the Intel SSD 600p Series 256GB, the company's latest consumer line that uses 3D NAND and the M.2 form factor to help deliver fast speeds at a low price. Our other item for the day is a new case mod, where an In Win D-Frame ...

Comments (0) | September 2, 2016 10:02AM PST | CheeseMan42

Corsair has decided to use PAX West as a stage for unveiling the latest additions to its line of products featuring RGB lighting. The SP120 RGB and HD120 RGB are fans with "ultra-thin frosted" blades and multiple lighting modes powered by a three-function controller. The SP120 has four LEDs while the HD120 has twelve. The SP120 spins at 1400 RPM...

Comments (2) | September 1, 2016 02:55PM PST | CheeseMan42

Logitech has announced a pair of mice designed with the goal of minimizing or eliminating the sound produced by clicking. The M220 Silent and M330 Silent Plus "reduce noise by 90 percent over standard mice" and have been given the Quiet Mark seal of approval from the Noise Abatement Society. Both mice are wireless and are differentiated by their...

Comments (0) | September 1, 2016 11:00AM PST | bp9801

The first day of September is here, with fall quick approaching as the temperatures start to drop. That's a good reason to stay in and read some reviews, like the Toshiba OCZ RD400 512GB SSD. This model, the latest version of the Revo Drive series, features a native PCIe controller for improved speeds over typical SATA SSDs, all while keeping th...

Comments (4) | August 31, 2016 12:30PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Earlier this month Nordic Games reincorporated itself as THQ Nordic to demonstrate its commitment to the many IPs the company purchased when THQ went bankrupt. At the time it also stated it was working on 23 game projects, with only 13 having been announced by then, and a majority concerning the former THQ properties. Unless I missed something, ...

Comments (1) | August 31, 2016 12:07PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For those of you who mod your copy of Fallout 4, on Friday, September 9, an official NVIDIA mod is releasing: Vault 1080. This new mod will take you to a new vault where its occupants have come to embrace darkness and sickness, thinking this will be the key to their survival. Discover the truth as you explore the vault's depths and complete its ...

Comments (0) | August 31, 2016 10:23AM PST | bp9801

The final day of August is here, as is the middle of the week, and fortunately we have some items for you to check out to help with both. There is a review on the MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB video card, a slightly reduced take on the 1060 that should fit even better into those on a budget while offering similar performance as the 6GB version. We al...

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