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Comments (0) | April 25, 2016 03:12PM PST | CheeseMan42

Earlier this month it was revealed that tomorrow was the expected release of the AMD Radeon Pro Duo, a card that packs two Fiji GPUs onto a single PCB. Now that we are just a day away, the first benchmarks comparing the card to the Radeon R9 Fury X and NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti have been leaked. The card was tested using several of the latest, graphical...

Comments (0) | April 25, 2016 02:42PM PST | gebraset

AMD has officially released version 16.4.2 of its Radeon Software Crimson Edition, which includes a variety of highlights. Some of these highlights include new or updated Crossfire Profiles for Elite Dangerous and Need for Speed, as well as full support for Thunderbolt 3 eGFX enclosures that are configured with Radeon R9 Fury, Nano, or 300 Serie...

Comments (0) | April 25, 2016 10:27AM PST | bp9801

The final week of April is here, bringing a few items along for the ride in order to start things off. There is a look at what is expected to be the full details of AMD's upcoming Radeon Pro Duo video card, a massive beast shoving two Fury X GPUs onto a single board to make it the new champion card. For those needing a small new home for their s...

Comments (0) | April 25, 2016 08:25AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Something shared across many video games are certain specific archetypes, such as tanks, fighters, mages, rogues, assassins, and so on. In some games you are able to select what role you get to play as, while in other games it may be selected for you, or never even described. Researchers at North Carolina State University decided to look into th...

Comments (0) | April 22, 2016 09:24AM PST | bp9801

Friday is here, bringing with it the weekend and some items for you to check out. There is a review of the AZIO MGK 1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, which has Kailh Blue switches and RGB backlighting for a custom look to match whatever mood you're feeling. If you're planning to pick up the new Ashes of the Singularity RTS game and curious how i...

Comments (0) | April 22, 2016 06:58AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Wireless communication is something many of us rely on today for connecting or various devices to the Internet, so there is a constant drive to increase wireless speeds. One way to achieve this is to build systems that allow for the simultaneous transmission and reception of signals, but achieving this is somewhat difficult with a single antenna...

Comments (1) | April 21, 2016 03:06PM PST | CheeseMan42

We first covered the upcoming line of High End Desktop (HEDT) processors from Intel late last year, with news that the processors would fall under the Broadwell-E lineup and use the X99 chipset. As previously announced, Intel will have four models available at launch, the i7-6950X, i7-6900K, i7-6850K, and i7-6800K. NCIX US has now become the fir...

Comments (0) | April 21, 2016 02:49PM PST | CheeseMan42

Thermaltake is working on a design collaboration project with Mathieu Heredia, co-owner of Watermod France and the second place finisher in the 2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2. The project is known as "The Tower," borrowing its name from Heredia's entry into the contest. Thermaltake President and CEO Kenny Lin described the partne...

Comments (0) | April 21, 2016 12:38PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The next time you archive some files and compress them, you might think about the process a little differently. Researchers at the National University of Singapore have discovered a common compression algorithm can be used to detect quantum entanglement. What makes this discovery so interesting is that it does not rely on heavily on an assumptio...

Comments (0) | April 21, 2016 10:25AM PST | bp9801
Corsair Unveils New RAPIDFIRE Keyboards With Cherry MX Speed Switches

Corsair is well known for its cases, power supplies, RAM, and host of other PC products, with today's focus being on its keyboard line. Three new entries are introduced with a new piece of technology to set them apart, as each keyboard benefits from the Cherry MX Speed switch. This new switch has an actuation distance of just 1.2mm, 40% shorter ...

Comments (0) | April 21, 2016 07:01AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

While many of us may be transitioning to solid state data storage for greater read and write speeds, magnetic storage devices still have great data density. That density may be hitting new highs in the future as researchers at EPFL have demonstrated single-atom magnets that remain stable at a new record-high temperature of 40 K.

Magnetism is th...

Comments (0) | April 20, 2016 03:28PM PST | CheeseMan42

Supergiant Games is the Indie studio behind popular games Bastion and Transistor. It has now announced its next project, "a party-based role-playing game called Pyre," with announced availability for PC and PS4. From the trailer, it appears the new game will "carry on the tradition of the company’s previous titles in terms of art style, atmosphe...

Comments (0) | April 20, 2016 03:20PM PST | CheeseMan42
Kingston Announces Industrial Temperature microSD Card

Kingston has announced a new microSD card, the Industrial Temperature, which as the name suggests was designed to withstand a wide range of temperatures. The card is rated for operation and storage from -40°C to 85°C and is also waterproof, shock/vibration proof, and X-ray proof, certified by IEC, MIL-STD, and ISO standards. The cards are UHS-I ...

Comments (0) | April 20, 2016 10:30AM PST | bp9801

We have arrived at the middle of the week, with several items along the way to get you over the hump. The AMD Athlon X4 880K CPU, featuring a 4GHz core clock and a budget-friendly price for enthusiasts, gets reviewed to see how something without an integrated GPU (for once) performs. The Fnatic Gear RUSH G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is complete...

Comments (0) | April 20, 2016 08:34AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Heat engines have been around for a long time and are used to convert thermal energy into mechanical force. Now thanks to researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University, a single atom has been turned into a heat engine, which could have applications for studying thermodynamics and quantum thermodynamics.

The core of this heat engine is a single c...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2016 03:25PM PST | CheeseMan42

Rumors began to swirl last month about a new version of the PlayStation 4 with support for 4K resolutions. Giant Bomb is now reporting from "multiple sources" that the new PS4 is codenamed NEO and will feature updated hardware and functionality. The original PS4 had an eight core CPU at 1.6 GHz, 18 GPU cores at 800 MHz, and 8GB of GDDR5 at 176 G...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2016 03:11PM PST | CheeseMan42

An image that appears to depict the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 has surfaced, showing a rather large silver cooler with the name of the card on it. There is no heatsink or PCB visible through the acrylic window, indicating that this is likely just a preview of the cooler shroud. This follows an earlier image with GTX 1070 visible with specu...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2016 02:03PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Currently thin is in for many devices, including phones, tablets, and laptops, but in the future we may see flexibility become the physical feature of choice. For some technologies this makes sense, as the flexibility can allow it to be deployed in more places by wrapping around any object. Researchers at Columbia University are working towards ...

Comments (1) | April 19, 2016 10:08AM PST | bp9801

Tax day is over and done with, so today people can read some articles without anything hanging over their head. We have a review on the ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6+ motherboard, featuring a 12-phase all digital power design and quad GPU support for both NVIDIA and AMD cards. For those needing a new control system, the IOGEAR Kaliber Mechlite ...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2016 06:28AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Mafia III Launching October 7, 2016

After being announced in August last year, we now finally have a launch date for Mafia III as October 7, 2016. It will be available in both standard and deluxe editions for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game is being developed by Hangar 13.

Mafia III is set in 1968 New Bordeaux, a reimagined New Orleans that is filled with era-inspir...

Comments (1) | April 18, 2016 04:52PM PST | CheeseMan42

Amazon Prime was the first foray of the company into subscription based services, but it certainly hasn't been the last. Amazon has since expanded its services to include Kindle Unlimited, Prime Video, and Cloud Drive. Prime Video offers a similar service to Netflix and has also recently increased its focus on original programming with popular o...

Comments (0) | April 18, 2016 04:32PM PST | CheeseMan42

Apollo Lake is the "next-generation family of Atom-based notebook SoCs" from Intel, built on the x86 microarchitecture known as Goldmont. Also built in to the new chips is the graphics core found in Skylake processors with support for DDR4, DDR3L, and LPDDR3/DDR4. Intel envisions that Apollo Lake will make a great choice for a variety of low pow...

Comments (0) | April 18, 2016 09:57AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, bringing with it several different things for you to check out. The Noctua NH-D9DXi4-3U LGA 2011 Xeon Workstation/Server CPU Cooler gets tested to see if this is the solution to keeping your 3U height Intel server from going down in flames. There is a guide covering the best motherboards of 2016 so far, hitting the notes for ...

Comments (0) | April 18, 2016 09:09AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

So many items around us are becoming connected now, and eventually even our clothes will contain electronics. Creating e-textiles has not proven to be easy though, as textiles must be flexible while electronic components are typically rigid and fragile. Several advances have been made over recent years though, and now researchers at Ohio State U...

Comments (2) | April 18, 2016 05:09AM PST | gebraset

According to multiple sources within the company that are familiar with its plans, Intel is looking to cut thousands of jobs throughout this year in an effort to reorganize its business objectives and maintain its healthy profit margins. While the job cuts have not been officially announced within the company or even publicly disclosed, those fa...

Comments (0) | April 17, 2016 08:03AM PST | gebraset

NVIDIA has recently released version 364.96 of its GeForce hot fix driver, which primarily focuses on providing support for the Doom open beta that commenced just a few days ago. The driver also is said to have fixed some FPS drops that occur on select GPUs after waking up from sleep. Affected titles for this FPS drop issue include Dark Souls 3 ...

Comments (0) | April 15, 2016 10:49AM PST | CheeseMan42

AMD has long released graphics cards targeted at professional workstations under the Fire lineup, and the FirePro W9100 is the latest card to bear that name. The previous iteration of the FirePro W9100 featured 16GB of GDDR5 memory while the just announced upgrade boasts a whopping 32GB. Other aspects of the card remain the same with 2816 stream...

Comments (0) | April 15, 2016 09:49AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, bringing several items to help welcome in the weekend. There is a review on the Tesoro Sagitta Spectrum Gaming Mouse, featuring a 5000 DPI sensor, full RGB lighting, and eight programmable buttons to customize however you need to get the results in your games. To help the mouse out, the Corsair MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth ...

Comments (1) | April 15, 2016 08:44AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

When recharging a battery, it will start to heat up and for many applications, that is not too big a problem, but in some cases that heat can kill the battery, and even ignite it. To address the issue, work is being done to develop new battery components that can take the heat. Researchers at Rice University have recently developed a new combine...

Comments (0) | April 15, 2016 04:32AM PST | gebraset

TRENDnet, a networking hardware brand that provides award-winning networking and surveillance solutions to small and medium-sized businesses and home users, has officially relaunched its IPView mobile application for Android and iOS. The latest version of the software provides a more intuitive user interface, stability improvements, and performa...

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