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Comments (0) | May 18, 2015 10:39AM PST | bp9801

It is very nearly time to step back into the boots of Geralt of Rivia, as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrives tomorrow. Well, later tonight, really, but for the most part we'll just say tomorrow. To help get you ready for the Northern Realms and everything The Witcher 3 has to offer, CD Projekt RED has unveiled the game's official launch trailer to...

Comments (0) | May 18, 2015 09:15AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, and to start it off we have a couple of items for you to check out. There is a review of the Fractal Design Core 2500 case, an affordable case that still packs in plenty of features, like support for large video cards, plenty of fans, and up to 280mm water cooling radiator support. Our other item for the day is the Toshiba...

Comments (0) | May 18, 2015 08:19AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Expansion Announced

Today, 2K and Firaxis Games have announced the Rising Tide expansion to last year's Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth. Although announced today, it is slated for release in the fall. The expansion is set to add new exploration capabilities such as floating settlements, access to the bottom of seas, as well as the creatures that live deep un...

Comments (0) | May 18, 2015 06:37AM PST | gebraset

Sometime later this month, DICE will release what is known at the Spring Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch, which will be available on all platforms, has been built around the premise of providing Battlefield 4 gamers with additional content and bug fixes. Some of the content that will be added to the popular first-person shooter include five n...

Comments (3) | May 18, 2015 06:22AM PST | gebraset

Blizzard has revealed somewhat recently that it has banned over 100,000 World of Warcraft players that were found to be using bots within the game. Apparently the majority of the players that were banned were those who were botting within Battlegrounds, the game’s player-versus-player mode that offers a currency known as Honor for fighting other...

Comments (0) | May 18, 2015 05:22AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you are reading this on a flatscreen display, like an LCD or OLED display, chances are you are staring through indium tin oxide (ITO) a transparent conductor. While ITO has the necessary transparency and conductivity, it is also expensive and fragile, so many are working on replacements. Among the possibilities are networks of nanowires, whic...

Comments (0) | May 17, 2015 10:52PM PST | bp9801

If you thought the rebranded AMD R9 300 cards would only be limited to the mid to low-range cards, guess again. A new report seems to suggest two Hawaii cards will be rebranded in the R9 300 series, with those two Hawaii cards being the Hawaii Pro and Hawaii XT. For those keeping track, the Hawaii Pro is the R9 290 and the Hawaii XT is the R9 29...

Comments (3) | May 17, 2015 01:40PM PST | CheeseMan42

The NVIDIA GameWorks libraries provide developers with a number of options to enhance the visual presentation of their games including PhysX, Enhanced Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion, and HairWorks, among others. The recently released The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes advantage of a number of these features and, perhaps unsurprisingly, these featur...

Comments (0) | May 15, 2015 02:28PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Spin is a property of many particles and is at the heart of various technologies, but working with it can be challenging. Typically very powerful fields are necessary to measure it. That may be changing soon though, thanks to researchers at the Universities of Waterloo and Basel, and RWTH Aachen University.

One of the technologies that measures...

Comments (0) | May 15, 2015 10:03AM PST | bp9801

A roadmap concerning Intel's Skylake plans has recently leaked, and while the roadmap starts from back in 2013, it carries us into next year. We're nearing the end of the Haswell series, obviously, with Broadwell desktop CPUs expected to arrive on June 2. The Broadwell processors are already here on the M, U, and Y series, but then Skylake will ...

Comments (0) | May 15, 2015 08:49AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is upon us, with some items to help welcome in the weekend. There is a review of the Acer XB270HU IPS monitor, which has a 27" screen, a 144HZ refresh rate, and support for NVIDIA G-SYNC for some truly smooth gameplay performance. It is also the first screen to support G-SYNC and feature an IPS panel, so it isn't one to miss....

Comments (0) | May 15, 2015 07:14AM PST | gebraset
TRENDnet Releases AC750 Wireless Travel Router

TRENDnet, a leading global networking hardware brand, has released its AC750 Wireless Travel Router. The latest product from TRENDnet, model TEW-817DTR, provides ultimate connectivity for travelers who require access to IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless networks by turning a wired Internet connection into a wireless network. Zak Wood, the Marketing...

Comments (0) | May 15, 2015 06:23AM PST | gebraset
128GB DDR4 Unbuffered Memory Kits Released by Corsair

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC hardware components, has announced the official release of the world’s first available 128GB DDR4 unbuffered memory kits. The kits are featured across the company’s Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum Series lines, and offer content creators and other computer enthusiasts with an unprecedented ...

Comments (0) | May 15, 2015 06:03AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Typically when a material's temperature crosses a transition point, it will change phase, but there are ways around this, allowing a phase to persist when you would not expect it. Researchers at the University of Michigan have demonstrated this quite elegantly when they balanced two opposing crystallization mechanisms in a material. This resulte...

Comments (0) | May 14, 2015 03:48PM PST | CheeseMan42

AMD has announced a new bundle, pairing its R200 series video cards with DiRT Rally, perhaps in an attempt to match recent offerings from NVIDIA. The AMD bundle may pale in comparison to the NVIDIA offering of Batman: Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3, but Newegg and GPU manufacturers are hoping to sweeten the deal by also including Grand Theft Au...

Comments (0) | May 14, 2015 03:36PM PST | CheeseMan42

Information about the upcoming Broadwell processors from Intel has become available in bits and pieces over the past few weeks. The Core i5-5675C and i7-5775C started to arrive at OEMs about a week ago with an anticipated public release of "soon." Benchmarks using an engineering sample of the i7-5775C were released yesterday by Chinese site HKEP...

Comments (0) | May 14, 2015 02:35PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Researchers at MIT have managed to corral electrons in graphene in a new way that allows for tunability and high quality. Corrals have been made before, but these were always static and thus had limited potential. With this new technique though, the researchers were able to create a resonator that could have more applications than can be imagine...

Comments (0) | May 14, 2015 01:32PM PST | bp9801

The recent strangeness that has occured at Konami has finally become clear, as the company's new CEO Hideki Hayakawa states mobile gaming is now Konami's future. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei Trendy Net and translated by a user at NeoGAF, Hayakawa had the following to say:

Gaming has spread to a number of platforms, but at the end of ...

Comments (1) | May 14, 2015 12:54PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It has been discovered that two mods for Grand Theft Auto V contained malware. These mods are Angry Planes and No Clip, so if you have them, be sure to remove them and you can follow this thread for how to remove the malware: GTA Forums - Malware inside Angry Planes & Noclip Mod.

It appears the malware was designed to hijack active sessions for...

Comments (0) | May 14, 2015 10:26AM PST | bp9801
Geralt Has

Yesterday, CD Projekt RED released a short teaser for a new trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It was entirely CGI and gave us the briefest glimpse of what was to come, and today we now have the full cinematic launch trailer. Titled "A Night to Remember," this trailer sees Geralt of Rivia doing what he does best: hunting monsters. It opens wi...

Comments (0) | May 14, 2015 09:13AM PST | bp9801

The week is drawing to a close, but not before we have some items for you to check out. There is a review of the Fractal Design Define S mid-tower case, which resembles the popular R5 case, but with some revised features and a lower cost. We also have the RAIDMAX Viper GX II case, with its unique look, top vents, and even a hot-swappable hard dr...

Comments (0) | May 14, 2015 08:31AM PST | gebraset

While Windows 10 will apparently be the last major version of the iconic operating system, Tony Prophet, the Corporate Vice President of Windows and Search Marketing at Microsoft, has revealed that Windows 10 will be offered in six different versions, not including the three embedded and Internet of Things versions. The six versions that Windows...

Comments (0) | May 14, 2015 07:08AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

In general, simplifying a process by reducing steps is a good thing for a number of reasons, such as reducing costs and improving scalability. Researchers at Rice University have recently discovered a way to remove some steps to the production of black silicon for use as solar cells. This discovery could bring the technology closer to commercial...

Comments (0) | May 13, 2015 04:33PM PST | CheeseMan42

A new zero-day vulnerability known as Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation, or Venom, has been discovered by security researchers with the virtualized infrastructure of datacenters believed to be a prime target. Venom works by exploiting a "legacy common component in widely-used virtualization software," which can be used to...

Comments (4) | May 13, 2015 04:21PM PST | CheeseMan42

Information about the first engineering samples of the upcoming Intel Broadwell and Skylake CPUs has been released by Chinese site HKEPC. The site has obtained the i7-5775C Broadwell and i7-6700K Skylake processors and has been busy putting them through some testing. The 5775C was paired with an ASRock Z97 OC Formula motherboard using the L1.52 ...

Comments (0) | May 13, 2015 02:35PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Despite it surrounding us and being within us, recreating Nature can be very difficult. For a long time there was no way to simulate cell membranes, but in 2010 researchers discovered how to replace a key molecule with some easier to create and work with. Now researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have succeeded in modelling how sugars on...

Comments (0) | May 13, 2015 10:47AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Despite some of the criticisms I have for the Rockstar Editor in Grand Theft Auto V, it still stands as a very powerful tool for creating and recreating moments in the game. Now Rockstar is challenging GTA V gamers to use it to create the official music video for the track "Leave" by Wavves. This track is featured in the game on the radio statio...

Comments (0) | May 13, 2015 09:53AM PST | bp9801

It is the middle of the week, and we have some items to help keep you occupied. There is a review of the OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD, which uses Toshiba's new A19nm MLC NAND and some power loss protection to keep the drive safe when it is at rest. We also have the TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Dual Band Router, with its Wireless ac specification for s...

Comments (0) | May 13, 2015 06:32AM PST | gebraset

It has been revealed by the Blu-ray Disc Association that the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification, which provides support for content up to 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution, has finally been completed. Along with the support for Ultra HD content, ensuring a truly immersive experience to UHD TV households, the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification allows for th...

Comments (0) | May 13, 2015 06:03AM PST | gebraset

Corsair Gaming, a division of PC gaming hardware leader Corsair, has officially announced the launch of an RGB keyboard profile sharing feature known as RGBshare. The latest addition to the company’s gaming website allows owners of Corsair Gaming’s RGB products to create and save custom lighting profiles through the CUE software by Corsair and s...






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