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Comments (0) | August 24, 2015 11:22AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

When the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V launched earlier this year, it included the Rockstar Editor, a tool for capturing and editing gameplay to create videos. With it the player can record gameplay starting from any point, or keep the last few moments captured for when something unexpected happens. Then the clip can be loaded up and manipula...

Comments (0) | August 24, 2015 10:07AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here as August starts to wind down, but not before we have some items for you to check out. There is a review of the BitFenix Prodigy M micro-ATX case, a slightly bigger model of its popular Prodigy case that can pack in a little more hardware than before. We also have the ASUS PB258Q framless 25" IPS monitor, featuring a 2560x1440...

Comments (0) | August 24, 2015 06:26AM PST | gebraset

While AMD officially announced the Carrizo microarchitecture back in June of this year, and successfully launched three quad core mobile APUs that include the FX-8800P, A10-8700P, and A8-8600P, the company will soon offer business class Carrizo APU products as well. The products are virtually the same as their consumer counterparts, and individu...

Comments (0) | August 24, 2015 04:35AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

We are quickly approaching the fundamental limits of silicon-based electronic computers, which is why many teams around the world are working on replacements. Among these potential replacements are optical computers that would use photons instead of electrons to transmit and process information. Photons can only fit into spaces so small though, ...

Comments (8) | August 21, 2015 04:01PM PST | gebraset

Just days ago, it was reported that Microsoft had successfully placed Windows 10 on 53 million machines around the globe. This number included upgrades from older versions of Windows, such as Windows 7 and 8, and also included fresh installs. Unfortunately for Microsoft, the usage share for Windows 10 has just drop substantially, according to ne...

Comments (0) | August 21, 2015 02:03PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Researchers at Duke University have happened upon a discovery that could improve water purification systems and more. Initially the researchers were investigating how insect wings with hairy structures clean themselves and noticed a curious phenomenon of two droplets merging jumping off of the hair. As they investigated further they discovered i...

Comments (0) | August 21, 2015 01:37PM PST | CheeseMan42

Head of Xbox at Microsoft Phil Spencer addressed the question of whether the company would extend backwards compatibility to original Xbox games with some comments on Twitter earlier this week. The team is "actively considering" the possibility with Spencer stating "I don't think it's silly. I ask the BC team this question a lot. Need to finish ...

Comments (0) | August 21, 2015 09:36AM PST | bp9801

The last day before the weekend is upon us, with a few items to help get you through your Friday. There is a look at a couple different NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 video cards, as a model from both ASUS and MSI get tested to see how this new card compares to the rest. We also have a review on the BIOSTAR N3150NH ITX motherboard, a small model that's ...

Comments (0) | August 21, 2015 05:43AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

While many people are replacing magnetic disks with flash memory in computers, some researchers are working to bring magnets back into computers on a whole new level. Spintronics operate on the spin of electrons, a property that leads to magnetism, and by exploiting it computers could run faster and use far less energy. Now researchers at MIT ha...

Comments (4) | August 20, 2015 10:28PM PST | bp9801
Details of Batman: Arkham Knight's Upcoming PC Patch Revealed

The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight is getting closer to its patch that will help to hopefully give us the game we should have had from the start. Warner Bros. has released some details of what we can expect in the PC patch, and it's a fairly extensive list of items. The argument can and should be made that if WB actually invested the time t...

Comments (0) | August 20, 2015 02:24PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

A lot of technologies are being pushed smaller and smaller all the time, to meet the desires of consumers and to enable new applications. Due to their small size though, some of these technologies, like nanoparticles, can be difficult to control. Researchers at the University of Zurich though have successfully manipulated nanoparticles in a solu...

Comments (0) | August 20, 2015 10:18AM PST | bp9801

We're drawing closer to the end of the week, but not before there are several items to keep you occupied. There are a couple looks at the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 video card, including another look at the ASUS GTX 950 Strix featured in ours. On the AMD side of things, we have the Sapphire Nitro R7 370 video card to see how it compares. The ADA...

Comments (0) | August 20, 2015 05:59AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Better light sources has been a goal for humanity for a very long time, as brighter light makes it easier to see and more efficient sources means we have the light for longer. Today some of the most advanced lighting technologies utilize LEDs to directly create light from electricity, but these tend to be expensive and put off an unappealing lig...

Comments (8) | August 20, 2015 03:50AM PST | gebraset

Google has recently announced that its Saint-Ghislain data center located in Belgium was directly hit by four successive lightning strikes, causing power loss and damage to some of its disk storage. The damage that occurred to Google Compute Engine’s primary storage persistent disks that are located within the aforementioned data center caused s...

Comments (3) | August 19, 2015 03:59PM PST | CheeseMan42

The first benchmarks for the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 have been obtained using the Chinese edition of the Gainward GTX 950. The video card was benchmarked on a system running an Intel Sandy Bridge CPU. The card eclipsed a score of 3000 in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme at a clock speed around 1430MHz. This score puts the performance somewhere...

Comments (0) | August 19, 2015 03:49PM PST | CheeseMan42
G.SKILL to Demo Two Memory Kits at Intel Developers Forum This Week

G.SKILL is planning to showcase two of its newest memory kits at the Intel Developers Forum this week. The two memory sets on hand are the "ultra-fast" DDR4 TridentZ series running at frequencies of 4266MHz and 4133MHz. Both sets are dual channel with two sticks of 4GB memory. The 4266MHz set is paired with an Intel i7-6700K on an ASRock Z170 OC...

Comments (0) | August 19, 2015 02:03PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The Great Firewall of China is a rather well-known example of a state censoring the Internet its citizens can view, but it is not unique and not limited to those within China. It has previously been discovered that Internet traffic travelling through China will be modified, indicating some level of censorship, even if the source and destination ...

Comments (0) | August 19, 2015 09:58AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a couple of items to help get you through the day. There is a review of the Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard, the cream of the crop for the company's gaming line. Featuring four-way graphics support, Killer DoubleShot X3 Pro networking, high-end audio, and plenty more, this motherboard could just be th...

Comments (0) | August 19, 2015 08:43AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Before a material can really be used in devices, it is critical to understand its properties, and sometimes these properties can surprise you. Researchers at Berkeley Lab have recently examined 2D molybdenum disulfide and found that its edge properties are quite different from other materials. For most other two dimensional materials, a number o...

Comments (0) | August 19, 2015 05:49AM PST | gebraset

Razer is working with Intel to develop and deliver a consumer desktop and Virtual Reality camera that features RealSense technology. The camera is expected to provide a wealth of features offered by Intel’s RealSense technology, such as 3D scanning as well as motion and gesture recognition, all within a sleek and stylish Razer product design. Th...

Comments (7) | August 18, 2015 07:09PM PST | bp9801

AMD has had an interesting year already, with a first quarter loss of $180 million, new Fury and R9/R7 300 video cards, and even a reported Microsoft buyout possibility. Amidst all this is a drop in market share, which some predicted could rise with the launch of those new video cards, but now it seems that wasn't the case after all. According t...

Comments (0) | August 18, 2015 04:12PM PST | CheeseMan42

Ted Benson obtained an Amazon Dash button, a device that connects over Wi-Fi to order a specific item from Amazon at the push of a button, with the intention of ordering diapers for his baby. Benson discovered that the device goes to sleep until the button is pressed at which point it connects to the Internet to order your item. Benson was then ...

Comments (3) | August 18, 2015 03:49PM PST | gebraset

While Microsoft was quick to announce its first public milestone of Windows 10 being installed on 14 million machines around the globe, the latest Windows operating system has now been installed on 53 million devices. Windows 10, which was released a little less than three weeks ago for consumers around the world, now accounts for 4.95 percent o...

Comments (0) | August 18, 2015 03:49PM PST | CheeseMan42

Google has announced its latest product, the OnHub wireless router, which is designed to be "easy to set up and manage, have high performance, and be able to tie together smart home accessories." The router features a cylindrical design with 13 interior antennas that Google says will "allow it to have better penetration throughout a home." OnHub...

Comments (0) | August 18, 2015 02:08PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Lithium ion batteries are a modern marvel thanks to their high energy density enabling even small devices to keep a long charge. Of course we want the charges to last even longer, and for the batteries to be safer, so a lot of work is being done to find new solutions. One possibility is to switch to solid state electrodes, instead of the modern ...

Comments (0) | August 18, 2015 10:08AM PST | bp9801

Another Tuesday is upon us, with several items to keep you occupied. We have a review of the HIS R7 370 IceQ X2 OC 2GB to see what kind of performance it offers to those on a tight budget. If you're in need of a smaller case, perhaps the SilverStone Sugo SG12 Micro-ATX case is the one for you. We also have a look at how much memory you need, wit...

Comments (0) | August 18, 2015 06:04AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For years researchers have been working hard to find applications for graphene, but one of its properties has long posed a challenge. Graphene is an excellent conductor and not a semiconductor as one wants for use in advanced electronics. Graphene did still start a revolution by leading researchers to hunt for other 2D materials that may be usef...

Comments (1) | August 17, 2015 04:16PM PST | CheeseMan42

IBM has announced a partnership with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, that will create a new Linux powered mainframe known as LinuxONE. As part of the effort IBM is planning to use a monthly subscription model to help "drive mainframe usage to a wider audience" while also seeking "deeper involvement with other open source projects" an...

Comments (1) | August 17, 2015 04:15PM PST | bp9801

Spend any amount of time on the Internet and odds are you'll install an ad blocker onto your Web browser of choice. You can tailor the ad blocker to block everything, certain ads, or to skip your favorite websites (like OCC), but all ad blockers are an extra installation. However, Mozilla is working on something in its Developer and Aurora build...

Comments (0) | August 17, 2015 03:57PM PST | CheeseMan42
ECS Announces Z170-CLAYMORE Motherboard

ECS has announced the latest addition to its LEET line of motherboards, the Z170-CLAYMORE, targeted at the 14nm sixth generation Intel Core processors using the Z170 chipset. The board combines a Realtek RTL8110AS Ethernet port with the LEET network manager to provide LAGFree gaming which means "stable and lower latency while gameplay, communica...






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