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Comments (0) | November 16, 2016 05:40PM PST | CheeseMan42

Google is planning to match other popular cloud computing services by making GPUs available to Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Machine Learning users next year. Google will differentiate its offering from competitors by making the GPUs available on a per minute basis, rather than the hourly model used by others. Users will have access to ...

Comments (0) | November 16, 2016 05:16PM PST | CheeseMan42

According to a report by Jon Peddie Research, the GPU market is on an upswing with NVIDIA reaping the most rewards. Total GPU shipments in the third quarter of 2016 were up 20.4% from the second quarter of 2016, but were just 0.3% higher than the third quarter of 2015. GPU sales were up for all of the major players with NVIDIA increasing by 39%,...

Comments (0) | November 16, 2016 12:29PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

War is returning later this month as Darksiders Warmastered Edition releases for the PC and current crop of consoles. This will be THQ Nordic's first 4K console game with its PS4 Pro version, and naturally we on PC will also be able to enjoy the UHD goodness of doubled texture resolutions and improvements to rendering. For those with a regular P...

Comments (0) | November 16, 2016 11:43AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There is a stereotype out there that gamers are not active people who just spend their entire day sitting in front of a computer screen or television. For those of you who defy that image, and for those of you who define it, you will soon have a reason to track your real-life activity. 2K and Fitbit have announced a partnership to bring activity...

Comments (0) | November 16, 2016 11:26AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Stable and smooth performance is something that is almost required for a game to be as enjoyable as it can be. To help make your experience as positive as possible, NVIDIA has released its GeForce Game Ready 375.86 WHQL drivers for the upcoming Steep Open Beta and incoming updates for Battlefield 1, Civilization VI, and Tom Clancy's The Division...

Comments (0) | November 16, 2016 07:40AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a few items for your viewing pleasure. We have a look at the Samsung 960 EVO 250GB and 1TB M.2 NVMe SSDs, offering plenty of speed and size in the smallest form factor possible. If you're after a ton of storage across multiple devices, then maybe the Synology DiskStation DS716+ NAS is the solution for you....

Comments (0) | November 15, 2016 05:05PM PST | CheeseMan42

Epic Games has added support for NVIDIA Ansel photography to Unreal Engine 4.14, providing users with "amazing new ways to capture in-game photographs." With Ansel, users can capture in-game photographs by altering camera angles, applying filters, capturing in 360 degrees, and using super resolution. Developers can easily enable support by upgra...

Comments (0) | November 15, 2016 07:44AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is upon us, with several items for you to consider today. We have a look at the XFX Radeon RX 470 RS 4GB OC Black Edition video card, offering a custom cooler and factory overclock to help get that little bit extra out of games. If you want to keep your CPU cool, then maybe the Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 CPU cooler is the solutio...

Comments (0) | November 14, 2016 12:45PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Zeptosecond Measurement Achieved

Albert Einstein is remembered for many contributions he made to physics, but the one he earned the Nobel Prize for was the Photoelectric Effect. This phenomenon converts optical energy to electrical energy and back, and is at the core of many modern technologies, including LEDs and solar panels. More than one hundred years after Einstein's paper...

Comments (0) | November 14, 2016 11:18AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
RIPJAWS KM570 RGB Announced by G.SKILL

G.SKILL has recently revealed its new RIPJAWS KM570 RGB mechanical keyboard, and as you can guess by the RGB in the name, it features LEDs that allow you to create lighting effects in 16.8 million colors for individual keys and across its lighting zones. The KM570 also sports Cherry MX switches and you will get to pick between the Red, Brown, an...

Comments (0) | November 14, 2016 07:40AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with a couple of items to kick things off. We have a look at the best smartphones you can get right now, with consideration towards specs, what you want, and budget to meet any need for the mobile world. There's also a giveaway of the Zalman ZM-K900M Gaming Keyboard, featuring mechanical switches and RGB LED backlighting. ...

Comments (0) | November 11, 2016 01:37PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
HARPOON RGB Mouse and K55 RGB Keyboard Launched by Corsair

For those looking for a new mouse or keyboard with configurable RGB backlights, Corsair has just launched some products you may be interested in. The HARPOON RGB is a new gaming mouse while the K55 RGB is a gaming keyboard, and both work with the Corsair Utility Engine for configuring their backlight visual effects. The K55 RGB has three-zone RG...

Comments (0) | November 11, 2016 07:44AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, with Veterans Day in full swing today in the U.S. We have plenty of articles for you to check out today, too, such as a review of the Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB video card to see what it brings to the table. There's a look at the Shuttle XPC Nano NC02U Barebone kit, offering a fairly affordable way to get a...

Comments (0) | November 10, 2016 04:22PM PST | CheeseMan42

A new patch has been released for Mafia 3, with the focus on "UI Improvements, improved car reflections and performance optimizations." The official changelog also includes "fixed audio issues, fixed some cases of savegame corruption, fixed various issues for Cassandra's Contraband mission, and more." Players will be able to change the appearanc...

Comments (0) | November 10, 2016 11:11AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Stand-Alone Expansion Releases

Today Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, the stand-alone expansion to Ashes of the Singularity has released. Escalation is targeted at more experienced RTS players by increasing the depth and sophistication of the original game. To achieve this, the expansion has doubled the largest map size, added new units and defenses, a highly-requested s...

Comments (0) | November 10, 2016 07:43AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, but not before a few items can pull you in. We have a review of the Azio MK Retro, a mechanical keyboard that takes the key design back to when typewriters reigned supreme. There's a video review of the various MSI gaming laptops and how to pick the best one for your needs. We end things with a look at the Goog...

Comments (0) | November 9, 2016 11:57AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Genome ROG Certified Edition Case Launched by Deepcool

For those looking for a computer case that works with the Aura RGB Lighting system from ASUS, Deepcool has just launched a new entry in its Genome series of cases with exactly that support. This ATX case still has the pre-installed liquid cooling system with helix reservoir and large radiator, but now the LEDs in the case can work with the Aura ...

Comments (0) | November 9, 2016 10:59AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It was only fair to expect an official comment from Deep Silver about the apparent leak of an upcoming game in the Metro series, and the news is less positive than some may have hoped, but not bad news either. While the statement does make it clear the next Metro game will not be coming next year, it also acknowledges having ambitious plans for ...

Comments (1) | November 9, 2016 08:35AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It is not too unusual today to see information on games leak out early and from unusual places, such as job listings or resumes, but this time it comes from a website for a book. More specifically, the site for Metro 2035, the final novel in the post-apocalyptic trilogy that started with Metro 2033. Many of us likely would not have been aware of...

Comments (0) | November 9, 2016 07:41AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with just a couple of items to help you get over the hump. We have a review of the Archeer Foldable Solar Charger, an affordable charger that can easily stow away in a pocket and yet charge two USB devices at the same time. Our other item is a look at the best storage available, covering everything from HDDs and S...

Comments (0) | November 8, 2016 04:44PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Whether you love them, hate them, or are ambivalent to them, chances are you have had to deal with Windows updates before. Like any part of a piece of software, Microsoft has been receiving feedback about how Windows updates and are preparing a rather significant response to this. It is called the Unified Update Platform (UUP) and will bring sev...

Comments (0) | November 8, 2016 07:41AM PST | bp9801

Election Day has arrived in the U.S., and if you need to just soak up some computer info instead, we have you covered. There's a review of the Corsair Carbide Air 740 High Airflow Cube case, which has a large shape and a dual-chamber design to allow for nearly limitless options in your build. We have another look at the Cooler Master MasterPulse...

Comments (0) | November 7, 2016 07:27PM PST | bp9801
Strap in for the Journey to a New Galaxy in Mass Effect: Andromeda; N7 Day Trailer Debuts

N7 Day is here, where we'd finally get some more information on Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare's newest entry in the space RPG saga. Sure, we had some bits and pieces since the reveal trailer last year, but this is the N7 Day closest to the game's launch, so we'd have to get something. Well, BioWare delivered, as it revealed a cinematic trailer...

Comments (0) | November 7, 2016 04:40PM PST | CheeseMan42

DeepMind is the artificial intelligence (AI) project from Google company DeepMind Technologies and it has been used in the past to take on human competition in the board game Go. It is about to embark on its next adventure through a partnership with Blizzard that will pit DeepMind against real-time strategy game StarCraft II. This should present...

Comments (0) | November 7, 2016 04:23PM PST | CheeseMan42
G.SKILL Announces Fastest 64GB DDR4 Memory Kit

G.SKILL has announced an addition to its product line that also happens to be the fastest 64GB set of Trident Z DDR4 memory with a frequency of 3600MHz. The set is composed of four 16GB sticks with 8Gb Samsung memory chips that operate at timings of CL17-19-19-39 at 1.35V. The kit features support for XMP 2.0 and will make an excellent choice fo...

Comments (2) | November 7, 2016 11:01AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

In various sports it is not surprising to hear about the different methods a team may employ to protect game plans and practice routines. This is no less true of chess, where every preparatory measure can be closely guarded from any kind of leak. To that end, Magnus Carlsen has turned to Microsoft Norway to secure the computers, communications, ...

Comments (0) | November 7, 2016 07:42AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with several items to kick it off, especially if you're waiting for N7 Day festivities. We have a look at the CHERRY MX Board 6.0 Mechanical Keyboard, offering MX Red switches and a low-profile design to fit in wherever you need it. If you're after a mechanical keyboard and don't have a lot to spend, we have you covered, as a...

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