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Comments (0) | July 18, 2016 10:38AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For millennia humanity has fantasized about the ability to become invisible, but only relatively recent advances in science are actually making it possible. Typically these efforts are focused on hiding from free space waves, but in many practical applications surface waves also need to be considered. To that end, researchers at Queen Mary Unive...

Comments (0) | July 15, 2016 11:00AM PST | bp9801

Another Friday is here, with July reaching its halfway point. We have some items for you to check out, including a review on the RIOTORO PRISM CR1280 RGB full tower case. This case is from a relatively new company, but it looks to hit all the notes in terms of style and features a case should have to hold all your gear. There's a look at the Sam...

Comments (0) | July 14, 2016 12:31PM PST | bp9801

Back when the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 video cards were shown off, some other items were unveiled first. Things like the NVIDIA VR Funhouse game and Ansel, an in-game screenshot program to capture games in ways never before seen. Today we have some good news for both of them, as NVIDIA VR Funhouse is now available on Steam for free. It d...

Comments (0) | July 14, 2016 11:58AM PST | bp9801

Another week is heading to a close, but not before we have some items for you to check out. There is a look at a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 cards in SLI to see what they're capable of when working together. If you want to get into a small build, like maybe with an SoC such as Intel Braswell, then the BIOSTAR J3160MD motherboard is for you, ...

Comments (1) | July 14, 2016 08:47AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Nintendo Announces NES Classic Edition With 30 Games Releasing in November

Okay, I am going to call this the Nostalgia Entertainment System and I mean that with all due respect. Nintendo has announced that it will be releasing on November 11 the NES Classic Edition, a smaller version of the classic console with 30 games installed, and it will cost $59.99. It uses HDMI to connect to modern HDTVs and also comes with an A...

Comments (0) | July 13, 2016 12:02PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Some of you may remember back when Civilization: Beyond Earth released that it supported Mantle, the low-level graphics API AMD developed, which helped push DirectX 12 to also be low-level and has since formed a base for the open Vulkan API. Now we know that AMD's partnership with 2K and Firaxis Games, the publisher and developer of the Civiliza...

Comments (0) | July 13, 2016 10:37AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

When the intended performance target for the RX 480 was first revealed by AMD, many people were left wondering about a higher-end option, because while a mainstream GPU may be able to target most computer users, plenty of us want something more. Some are waiting for Vega-based GPUs, which should release next year, but there have been occasional ...

Comments (0) | July 12, 2016 01:42PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

A vulnerability was discovered in the Tor network last year that could allow this anonymity-protecting system to be comprised. Fortunately, this year a new system called Riffle has been developed by researchers at MIT and EPFL that can guarantee messages sent on Riffle are safe, if just one server has not been compromised by an attacker.

Like T...

Comments (0) | July 12, 2016 11:15AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, giving us some items to check out as the week starts rolling along. We have two different looks at the Cooler Master MasterBox 5 case, a budget-friendly option that still looks good and offers a ton of customizability to get it exactly how you want. For those needing a ton of storage and plenty of speed, perhaps the Samsung 850 ...

Comments (0) | July 11, 2016 03:53PM PST | CheeseMan42

Zotac is adding a pair of GeForce GTX 1060 cards to its offerings with the Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 Mini and AMP Edition. Both cards are designed as "super compact short length cards," with the Mini putting some extra emphasis in this area. It utilizes a single 90mm fan with an aluminum heatsink to provide thermal dissipation without significant n...

Comments (1) | July 11, 2016 03:42PM PST | CheeseMan42
Thermaltake Announces Battle Dragon Backpack

The Tt eSPORTS brand from Thermaltake has made quite the splash in the gaming peripheral market, and the company has now announced a new method for transporting your devices around with you. The Battle Dragon Utility Backpack is made from polyester and woven nylon with a tear-proof exterior. The interior has a padded compartment to accommodate l...

Comments (0) | July 11, 2016 12:32PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Some more details about F1 2016 have been revealed recently, including that it will support up to 22 players in online races. This is an important achievement for the game, as it will allow the whole grid to be filled with human players, in all 21 of the game's circuits. Also the game is receiving new features, the Formation Lap and manual start...

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

A new week is here, with several items to kick it off right. We have a review of the Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK, a gaming-centric NUC with Iris Pro Graphics 580 and a relatively high starting price that makes this more of a serious machine. For keeping a CPU cool, the Scythe Fuma cooler gets put to the test to see how well it performs. If stor...

Comments (5) | July 11, 2016 10:58AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Corsair Launches Fans With Magnetic Levitation Bearing

Corsair has today launched its new ML Series of cooling fans that stand out from other fans by featuring a magnetic levitation bearing and custom rotor design. When powered, the bearing suspends the fan blades from the motor housing, significantly reducing friction. This, along with the customizable rubberized damping corners on some versions, a...

Comments (2) | July 11, 2016 09:59AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

DOOM released just a couple months ago and last week received Update 1, but today it has gotten a new update that adds something many people may have been waiting for: Vulkan support. Vulkan is a low-level graphics and compute API, similar to DirectX 12, but is not limited to Windows 10 like its Microsoft-made counterpart. Being a low-level API,...

Comments (0) | July 8, 2016 11:23AM PST | bp9801

Friday and the end of the week are here at long last, with a few items for you to check out. We have a review on the Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming video card, featuring a triple fan cooler and a factory overclock to power through whatever games you throw at it. Speaking of video cards, it appears the power draw issues the AMD RX 480 were facing ha...

Comments (0) | July 8, 2016 10:38AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At E3 last month, Ubisoft announced a number of titles, including Trials of the Blood Dragon, which the publisher also released that same day. It is a combination of the Trials series of games and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, with the latter's "unique, neon-drenched" attitude. It is available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 for $14.99, but on Jul...

Comments (0) | July 7, 2016 04:02PM PST | CheeseMan42

Samsung has announced its first flash cards based on the Universal Flash Storage 1.0 Card Extension standard, a standard that offers a significant speed improvement over micro-SD. Samsung claims that the new cards will be able to transfer a 5GB file in about 10 seconds while micro-SD takes about 50 seconds for the same amount of data. The UFS st...

Comments (0) | July 7, 2016 03:34PM PST | CheeseMan42

Some retail versions of the AMD RX 480 4GB card are reportedly able to double their memory to 8GB with a BIOS update. The card tested was obtained from Newegg with some reviewers indicating that they received two BIOS profiles with their review cards to test both the 4GB and 8GB models. It is unknown if the cards were shipped in error or if AMD ...

Comments (0) | July 7, 2016 10:52AM PST | bp9801

Thursday is here, with the first full week of July nearly in the books. Before it gets there we have some items for you, like a preview of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 1060 video card. This looks at the performance potential of the new card powered by a GP106 core, and with it starting at $249, it could be a strong option for anyone wanting a p...

Comments (0) | July 6, 2016 04:10PM PST | CheeseMan42

Processors with multiple cores are found in most systems these days, from PCs to smartphones. The use of multiple cores has helped to get around the limitations on processor speeds, but those extra cores don't translate into a direct increase in application performance. In order to take full advantage of the multiple cores, applications need to ...

Comments (0) | July 6, 2016 11:10AM PST | bp9801

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 might not be officially announced or anything, but that hasn't stopped the spread of news on it. Today we have a new piece of information and it concerns benchmarks. Rather the 3DMark performance results for the GTX 1060 have leaked out and man is this thing looking good. At the stock clocks, 1506MHz on the core with a ...

Comments (0) | July 6, 2016 11:01AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week has arrived, bringing with it several items for your viewing pleasure. There is a look at the HP Spectre laptop, a 13" model that's only 10.4mm deep for the world's thinnest title, while the design of it is something that helps set it even further apart from the crowd. If you want a new way to track your exercise progress,...

Comments (0) | July 5, 2016 04:34PM PST | CheeseMan42
Thermaltake Announces Core P3 Snow and Black Editions

Thermaltake has announced the Core P3 Snow and Black Edition ATX Wall-Mount cases. The case is designed to allow three different layout schemes: wall-mount, horizontal, and vertical. Users have the option to install the PSU vertically, the GPU horizontally or vertically, and all-in-one liquid coolers. The multiple configuration and layout option...

Comments (6) | July 5, 2016 03:54PM PST | CheeseMan42

For the past several generations of NVIDIA GPUs, the company has released a series of mainstream graphics cards before releasing its most powerful card of the series, commonly carrying the TITAN designation. The latest cards from NVIDIA utilize the Pascal architecture with GP100 and GP102 cores on the GTX 1060, 1070, and 1080. While we already k...

Comments (0) | July 5, 2016 11:38AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, bringing with it a few items to check out to get you through another day. There is an article looking at the performance you can get from two Palit GeForce GTX 1080 cards in SLI while running at a 4K resolution. If you're after a new laptop, maybe the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2-in-1 should be on your list, as it includes a touchs...

Comments (1) | July 4, 2016 12:33PM PST | CheeseMan42

Google has worked with five Asian telecom companies to create "the highest-capacity undersea cable ever built," capable of speeds up to 60Tbps. The 9,000km cable was built by NEC at a cost of $300 million and connects Oregon to two locations in Japan. Google plans to use its share of the bandwidth "to support our users, including Google Apps and...

Comments (0) | July 4, 2016 12:20PM PST | CheeseMan42
G.SKILL Updates Mechanical Keyboard Software

G.SKILL has updated the software that controls the RIPJAWS KM780 RGB series of mechanical gaming keyboards to give users even more customization options. The SW0.104/FW57 update now allows users to use all 16.8 million RGB colors to change the lighting scheme on their keyboard as well as giving the option to export their settings to share with o...

Comments (0) | July 4, 2016 10:27AM PST | bp9801

Independence Day is here, and if you need something to help pass the time while the grill heats up, we have you covered. There is a review of the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, featuring a massive custom cooler and factory overclocks to get you gaming for longer. For some audio needs, we have you covered on two different fronts. We ha...

Comments (15) | July 1, 2016 01:38PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Just days ago, AMD released the long-awaited RX 480 graphics card, containing the new Polaris 10 GPU. One of the features of the new GPU is supposed to be significantly increased efficiency, thanks to the new 14 nm FinFET node it uses and several Radeon technologies, but some reviewers have found the card, at least in the currently available ref...

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