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Comments (0) | February 13, 2017 04:35PM PST | CheeseMan42

The Razer Blade is a desktop replacement gaming laptop filled with the latest components to facilitate your gaming on the go. The current iteration of the laptop is powered by a 2.6 GHz Intel Skylake CPU, NVIDIA GTX 1060, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD storage, and a 14" 1080p screen at a cost of $1799. Razer is now offering an $1899 model that swaps ou...

Comments (0) | February 13, 2017 04:24PM PST | CheeseMan42

The latest 3DMark benchmark leaks for the upcoming AMD Ryzen CPUs show that the chips can hold up against many of the latest Intel chips, despite being far cheaper. In the initial comparison, Videocardz compared the four, six, and eight core Ryzen models with numbers taken from Toms Hardware. The four core model held the lowest position on the c...

Comments (0) | February 13, 2017 12:45PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a rather extreme form of microscopy as it moves a probe with a single-atom tip over a surface to make measurements. The forces between materials cause the probe to be deflected by the atoms it moves over, and this deflection can be recorded and analyzed to visualize the sample with tremendous detail. Now research...

Comments (1) | February 13, 2017 07:50AM PST | bp9801

A new week dawns, with a few items along the way to kick it off. There's a look at the Razer Blade Stealth laptop, a small yet powerful model that just might be one to get. If you're after plenty of storage you can access anywhere, then the QNAP TS-1635 should be of interest, as this NAS has 16 bays for you to utilize. Wrapping things up is a lo...

Comments (0) | February 10, 2017 01:37PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For those of you who enjoy looking for new games in the Greenlight section of Steam, Valve has announced it is going to be changing things up in Spring 2017. Greenlight will be going away and replaced with Steam Direct, a direct sign-up system to allow developers to put their games onto Steam, after taking care of some digital paperwork. This mo...

Comments (0) | February 10, 2017 07:53AM PST | bp9801

Friday is upon us, with several items along the way to help welcome in the weekend. The ASUS STRIX Z270E Gaming motherboard gets reviewed to see what this high-end STRIX model has to offer when pushed to the limit. If you're after a new keyboard and mouse, then maybe the Gamdias Hermes E1 and Demeter E2 combo is for you, which even adds in a NYX...

Comments (2) | February 9, 2017 04:43PM PST | CheeseMan42

Nintendo technology head Genyo Takeda described the decision to switch to NVIDIA for the Nintendo Switch after using ATI graphics in its previous three systems as a "top priority." NVIDIA has been leading the market in PC graphics for some time, and Nintendo is hoping that it can replicate that success on the Switch. Takeda further elaborated on...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2017 11:31AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Stardock Releases Expansion for Offworld Trading Company Crafted By Top-Tier Player

For a third week in a row, Stardock has announced major changes or additions to one of its titles, but this time Offworld Trading Company is the game, instead of Galactic Civilizations III. Offworld Trading Company is an unusual RTS that challenges the player to achieve economic dominance with their company and not military dominance, as we so o...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2017 04:52PM PST | CheeseMan42
MSI Adds Four Motherboards to ARCTIC GAMING Series

MSI has announced the addition of the Z270 and H270 TOMAHAWK and H270M and B250M MORTAR to its ARCTIC GAMING line of motherboards. The two TOMAHAWK boards offer support for Twin Turbo M.2 SSDs with easy RAID setup using the M.2 GENIE tool, USB 3.1 with MSI X-Boost to increase performance up to 20%, and support for Intel Optane Memory technology....

Comments (0) | February 8, 2017 02:01PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Many of the concepts in quantum mechanics seem impossible, such as entanglement where particles can have their states strongly correlated despite being separated by any arbitrary distance, so there has naturally been a lot of skepticism about their accuracy. To determine if entanglement is the result of quantum mechanics or some other local corr...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2017 07:41AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week has arrived, with a couple of items along the way. There's a review of the Cooler Master MasterMouse Pro L Gaming Mouse, which features swappable top and side covers for a custom fit and a 12,000 DPI optical sensor. We also have the third part of a build log, this time focusing on the power supply and cooling solution.

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Comments (1) | February 7, 2017 04:54PM PST | CheeseMan42

There are a number of indications that the Intel Atom C2000 family of system-on-chips have the potential to brick devices that use the chips. Intel CFO Robert Swan indicated in the Q4 2016 earnings call that "a product issue limited profitability during the quarter, forcing the biz to set aside a pot of cash to deal with the problem." Intel upda...

Comments (0) | February 7, 2017 07:43AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is upon us, with several items along the way. We have a look at the Intel Pentium G4560, a budget processor that just might be the real winner of the Kaby Lake line. There's a preview of the upcoming NVIDIA Quadro cards, such as one with a GP100 core and 16GB of HBM2 memory. If you're after a small build, perhaps a mini-STX case might do...

Comments (0) | February 6, 2017 04:50PM PST | CheeseMan42

Lenovo has added a new Android based Yoga Book, the A12, targeted at price conscious users with a starting MSRP of $299. Like other Yoga Books, the A12 can operate as a laptop or a tablet and utilizes a touch-based Halo keyboard that "will learn your typing habits as you use it." The A12 has a 12.2" screen with an Intel Atom x5, 2GB of RAM, and ...

Comments (0) | February 6, 2017 04:40PM PST | CheeseMan42
HyperX Announces Two Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

Kingston has announced the availability of a pair of new models for the HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, with options for either Cherry MX Red or Brown switches. The two new options add to the already available HyperX Alloy with Cherry MX Blue switches. The keyboards are created with a "minimalistic, compact design that’s ideal for C...

Comments (1) | February 6, 2017 01:19PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last month it was announced that Ubisoft was working with Amazon, Twitch, and Legion of Creatives to create a live-action promotional video set in the world of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands. Titled War Within the Cartel, the video will be streamed on Ubisoft's Twitch channel on February 16 and tells the story of a traitor within the Santa B...

Comments (0) | February 6, 2017 07:55AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with the first full week of February ready to get under way. There's a review of the In Win 805 Infinity case, which takes the regular 805 model and adds an infinity mirror and RGB LED light strip for a truly unique look. We have a look at the Silicon Power S57 240GB TLC SSD, offering a boost to speed for mainstream users. If...

Comments (0) | February 3, 2017 12:23PM PST | CheeseMan42
be quiet! Updates Entry Level Power Supplies With Pure Power 10

The Pure Power series represents the entry level power supply offerings from German manufacturer be quiet! and the company has announced the latest addition to this line, the Pure Power 10. Ten models will be available ranging in capacity from 400W to 700W for cable-managed versions and 300W to 700W for fixed-cable versions. The Pure Power 10 in...

Comments (0) | February 3, 2017 07:44AM PST | bp9801

Friday is upon us, with a few items to help you welcome in the weekend. There is a review on the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1050 OC 2GB video card that has a mild factory overclock and a powerful cooler to keep things running during whatever game you're playing. We have a new case mod that celebrates 10 years of ASUS' ROG line with a custom case and paint...

Comments (6) | February 2, 2017 05:04PM PST | CheeseMan42
Noctua Announces Three Coolers for AMD Ryzen

Noctua has announced a trio of special edition coolers designed for the newest AMD Ryzen architecture. The three coolers are designed with different applications in mind. The NH-L9x65 targets compact systems, the NH-U12S provides an "excellent balance of performance and compatibility," and the NH-D15 "provides maximum cooling performance for ove...

Comments (0) | February 2, 2017 02:48PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
For Honor Post-Launch Plans Revealed Including Season Pass

In one week the For Honor open beta will be starting and shortly after it will release, so naturally we are getting more information about the game. Today details about the game's post-launch plans have been revealed, including what the Season Pass will include. For those of you who purchase the pass, you will be getting six new heroes, with six...

Comments (0) | February 2, 2017 02:15PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Just last week Stardock released the v2.0 update for Galactic Civilization III and now today they are announcing the "biggest expansion pack" yet made for any of its games: Crusade. This expansion will bring with it an updated graphics engine and some highly requested features, including Interactive Planetary Invasions and Espionage. There will ...

Comments (0) | February 2, 2017 07:52AM PST | bp9801

Groundhog Day is here, and if you need help staying warm after seeing your shadow, we have you covered. There's a look at the MSI Z270 XPower Titanium motherboard, which is a high end model perfect for gamers and extreme overclockers. If you desire a new mouse, perhaps the Corsair Scimitar PRO RGB Gaming Mouse is for you, especially since it has...

Comments (1) | February 1, 2017 11:06AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Today the Madden NFL 17 prediction for Super Bowl LI has been released and it says the New England Patriots will defeat the Atlanta Falcons with a score of 27-24. The details of the game can be read at the source, and if it turns out to be true, this should be a very entertaining game as initially Atlanta's offense will be dominate but in the se...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2017 07:44AM PST | bp9801

February has arrived, with the first month of the new year in the books. We have a few items to kick off the month, starting with a review of the ASRock Z270 Extreme4 and Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6 motherboards, giving us a take on two different styles to fit whatever you're building. There's a review on the Micron 5100 MAX 960GB and the ECO 1920GB...

Comments (0) | January 31, 2017 12:57PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Crossover events can be a lot of fun and produce some interesting results, depending on what is being combined. Starting today Shadow Warrior 2 and Payday 2 are holding a crossover event that brings some of the games' iconic weapons and items into the other and is accompanied by a Steam sale. During this sale, Shadow Warrior 2 is 25% off and Pay...

Comments (0) | January 31, 2017 10:43AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Ubisoft's upcoming title, For Honor, is going to release on February 14 but for anyone still wondering if it is something they will enjoy, or if you just want to try it out, there will be an open beta from February 9 to February 12. This beta will be on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 and should not be wanting for content. There will be four mod...

Comments (0) | January 31, 2017 07:48AM PST | bp9801

The final day of January is upon us, with several items along the way to close out the month. There's a review of the MSI Z270 SLI PLUS, a gaming-centric motherboard that has plenty of features for a price that's sure to please everyone wanting a new build. If you're after a new card and don't have a lot of room, perhaps the HIS RX 460 Slim-iCoo...

Comments (0) | January 30, 2017 06:03PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

We have another example of serendipity resulting in a potentially significant scientific discovery. In 2004 graphene was first isolated, and ever since then, with its amazing characteristics, including strength, flexibility, and conductivity, becoming better understood, researchers have been trying to find ways to mass produce it. Researchers at...

Comments (0) | January 30, 2017 07:41AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with the last couple days of January wrapping up. We have a few items for today, starting with a review of the ADATA SD700 Portable SSD, which provides plenty of storage and a fast speed you can take with you anywhere. There's a look back at some of the biggest tech fads of the past 10 years, providing a look back at thing...

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