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Comments (0) | May 16, 2016 10:25AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, bringing several items to start it off right. We have a review of the Supermicro C7Z170-OCE Z170 LGA1151 motherboard, a gaming-focused model from the company best known for its server motherboards. To give yourself a new typing experience, the Gamdias Hermes RGB mechanical keyboard gets tested to see if it's the right one. If...

Comments (0) | May 13, 2016 11:20AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For anyone using NVIDIA GPUs and looking to play the newly released DOOM, upcoming Homefront: The Revolution, or the early access Master of Orion, new drivers have been released. These are the Game Ready drivers for those three games, and while I cannot speak for two of them, they definitely made a difference for me in Master of Orion. For weeks...

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

Friday the 13th is here, the only one of 2016, so if you're enjoying some horror movies or just the fact the weekend is nearly here, we have you covered. There is a review on the AMD FX 8350 Black Edition CPU and Wraith Cooler, a revamped cooler that should help keep the new AMD CPUs from getting too warm during heavy use. If you need a new encl...

Comments (1) | May 12, 2016 10:33AM PST | bp9801
DOOM Looks Fantastic Running on a GeForce GTX and Vulkan API

DOOM arrives tomorrow (or tonight if you've pre-ordered and preloaded), bringing us back to Hell for the first time in ages. An intense single player campaign looks to evoke the feelings from the original two games, with fast action, intense fights, and large environments. There's also a multiplayer portion that is hopefully improved from the re...

Comments (0) | May 12, 2016 09:50AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Next week Homefront: The Revolution will launch and we are still getting some new media releases. Recently the story trailer was released, letting us meet the leaders of the Philadelphia Resistance, and set up at least part of our mission. The playable character is Ethan Brady, a green recruit who wants to help the fight to free KPA-occupied Phi...

Comments (0) | May 11, 2016 09:45AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with a couple of items along the way. We have a look at the Open Benchtable Project by OC TV, HWBOT LLC, and Streacom, which seeks to turn the flexibility of a bench table into something compact and portable that can be assembled in no time at all. Our other item for today is a little different, as the nonda ZUS S...

Comments (2) | May 11, 2016 09:35AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Lose Track of Time on October 21, 2016, When Sid Meier's Civilization VI Launches

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Civilization series of games, which is 2K's longest-running franchise, the publisher has announced Sid Meier's Civilization VI is in development and will launch on October 21, 2016. The Civilization franchise has helped define the 4X genre, and this next entry is meant to push it to new heights again with new ...

Comments (3) | May 11, 2016 07:01AM PST | gebraset
EVO Plus 256GB microSD Card Announced by Samsung

Samsung has officially announced the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card, which happens to be the largest card in its class. The 256GB version of the EVO Plus offers consumers with the ability to store up to 12 hours of 4K UHD video or 33 hours of Full HD video, enabling content creators to focus more on the experience at hand and less on storage concer...

Comments (3) | May 10, 2016 07:27PM PST | bp9801

Contests are a wonderful thing. Everybody loves contests, the chance to win some cool prize or a big prize. In the case of this new one from NVIDIA, it's both. The NVIDIA Order of 10 Contest kicked off today, with 10 challenges offering 100 chances to win one of 1,000 prizes. What's up for grab? Well, each day 50 winners will receive an Order of...

Comments (0) | May 10, 2016 02:10PM PST | bp9801
Get Creative and Win Some Prizes in the Fallout 4 Mod Contest

Mods have officially arrived in the Commonwealth, as the Creation Kit for Fallout 4 recently launched. It provides a comprehensive set of tools to create nearly anything you can think of, which only helps expand what gamers can see and do in Bethesda's newest RPG. The mods are easy to search, download, and install from directly inside of Fallout...

Comments (0) | May 10, 2016 11:54AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

In general, simplifying processes is important for making them more common, as fewer steps can speed things up and reduce costs. When chemistry is involved though, it can be very difficult to remove certain steps, and in some cases impossible. Luckily researchers at Berkeley Lab have succeeded in greatly simplifying the process of creating advan...

Comments (0) | May 10, 2016 10:24AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, bringing with it several items to help keep your work going in the right direction. We have a review on the Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire Mechanical Keyboard, which makes use of the new Cherry MX Speed switches for some short actuation distance and light actuation force. For a different mechanical keyboard, there's a look at the Fna...

Comments (0) | May 10, 2016 06:29AM PST | gebraset
Hydro X Series 80 PLUS Gold PSUs Announced by FSP Group

FSP Group, a company established in 1993 that remains as one of the leading power supply manufacturers in the world, has officially announced the Hydro X Series 80 PLUS Gold power supply units. The Hydro X Series from FSP Group are ATX devices that make use of Japanese-made electrolytic capacitors along with other premium components to provide t...

Comments (3) | May 9, 2016 04:02PM PST | CheeseMan42

G.SKILL has added five color options to its Trident Z series of DDR4 memory. The expanded color options now include "a black brushed aluminum body paired with orange, yellow, or white top-bar or a silver brushed aluminum body with white or black top-bar." The increased number of colors provide builders more options if they want to try to stick t...

Comments (0) | May 9, 2016 03:42PM PST | CheeseMan42

Kingston showed off the latest addition to its HyperX line at MLG Columbus with the Cloud Revolver headset. At the time of the announcement, the headset was given an expected ship date of May 9, and the company has now started to ship the headset. The steel frame suspension design utilizes 50mm directional drivers for "wider depth and sound for ...

Comments (0) | May 9, 2016 11:21AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Back in March, Deep Silver announced the Dead Island Definitive Collection, which includes Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide with substantial upgrades. These two titles will also be available separately at launch, but the collection also contains the exclusive Dead Island Retro Rampage, a 16-bit side-scrolling action game, and today its first ...

Comments (0) | May 9, 2016 09:25AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Security software like antiviruses and parental controls are meant to keep our computers safe, but researchers at Concordia University have found that some are actually making us more vulnerable. This is because of how the software sets up a TLS proxy to filter out unwanted content.

To keep a computer from visiting websites that are either dang...

Comments (1) | May 9, 2016 07:10AM PST | gebraset

According to a Thai technology site known as Zolkorn, AMD will be launching some of its first Polaris graphics processing units at the end of this month. The news comes after the company supposedly sent out a very limited number of invites to media outlets for a launch event in Macau, China that is occurring in late May. The event is slated to t...

Comments (5) | May 6, 2016 07:23PM PST | bp9801
NVIDIA Formally Unveils the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 Video Cards

Earlier today, NVIDIA made mention of its Special Event on Twitch, where it had something to show us. Maybe a new video card, maybe a new game (Battlefield 5), or something else. Well, Battlefield 5 was shown off not too long ago as Battlefield 1 (try to make sense of that one, but maybe since it's set in World War 1?), so that just leaves one t...

Comments (1) | May 6, 2016 02:49PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Today we learned the rumors are true and the next entry in the Battlefield franchise will be set in World War I. Titled Battlefield 1, the upcoming title is to deliver the multiplayer sandbox experience the franchise has established in a besieged French city, the Italian Alps, and the deserts of Arabia. Players will be able to bring a horse to a...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2016 01:15PM PST | CheeseMan42

Rumors began to swirl in early March that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, based on the Pascal GPU, would launch on May 27. As we continue to close in on that date and with the special event on the NVIDIA Twitch stream tonight, VideoCardz has obtained what it claims are the first benchmarks of the new card. In addition to speculation that the card w...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2016 12:05PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Since its discovery, researchers have been discovering more and more applications for graphene, a form of carbon. With its amazing mechanical and electrical properties, it is hardly surprising that so many have been found. Now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered a way to make an effective means of cooling electronics...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2016 11:18AM PST | bp9801
Go to Hell in DOOM's Launch Trailer; System Specifications Revealed

It's nearly time. Time to go back to Mars, back to Hell, and take on a horde of demons. That's right, DOOM is a week away, and its launch trailer helps prepare you for what to expect in id Software's long-awaited re-entry to the series. DOOM promises a brutal single player campaign and fast-paced multiplayer action, but hopefully it's far faster...

Comments (1) | May 6, 2016 10:44AM PST | bp9801

We are starting to get into the fun time of the year, the time of Computex and E3, where new games and hardware is introduced to the public. Many of the items aren't intended for release right away, at least for the games, but the hardware typically isn't too long of a wait. Sometimes things get announced a little early, which is exactly what NV...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2016 10:19AM PST | bp9801

The first week of May is nearly in the books, with several items to help get you to the weekend. There is a review on the Corsair SF600, an SFX power supply that is ideal for those using an SFX case and still want a ton of power. For those needing more control in their games, maybe the Fnatic FLICK G1 Gaming Mouse, with its optical 5,000 DPI sen...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2016 06:04AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

I am not sure if this was in any work of science fiction first, but it does leave me feeling like science fiction is becoming reality. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a way to effectively turn the skin on your arm and hand into a touchscreen. This would allow someone to interface with a smartwatch, or other devices, with...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2016 03:46PM PST | CheeseMan42

Before Siri was a staple on all of the latest iOS devices, it was created at the Stanford Research Institute by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Tom Gruber, who sold the company to Apple in 2010. The team then started to work on its next endeavor, another Artificial Intelligence project named Viv. Viv aims to "take things one step further than Siri...

Comments (5) | May 5, 2016 10:32AM PST | gebraset

Users of computers that utilize an ASUS motherboard may have recently noticed that their machines provided them with a "Secure Boot Violation" after a round of updates were installed on Windows 7. This error is directly caused from an update labeled KB3133977 that Microsoft changed from "Optional" to "Recommended," which ensures that the update ...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2016 10:04AM PST | bp9801

A new day is here, with several items for you to check out as the week draws closer to an end. There is a review of the AMD A10-7860K and A8-7670K APUs, a refresh of its Kaveri line with faster clock speeds and better power efficiency. We have a look at the Zalman Z9 Neo White case, a budget-friendly model that comes packed with fans, extensive ...

Comments (0) | May 4, 2016 03:53PM PST | CheeseMan42

Back in March, Opera announced that it was releasing a development version of its web browser that had built-in ad blocking. The company has now moved this version to the official release channel for all to utilize. CEO Lars Boilesen reiterated the companies stance on the issue stating, "We do this because we want to provide people with the fast...

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