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Comments (2) | January 28, 2016 05:16PM PST | CheeseMan42

Oracle has announced a farewell tour for the Java browser plugin set to kick off on September 22 with the release of the Java Development Kit 9. The plugin will first be deprecated and then removed entirely in an unknown future release. Oracle described the move stating, "With modern browser vendors working to restrict and reduce plugin support ...

Comments (0) | January 28, 2016 05:08PM PST | CheeseMan42

Valve has announced that a long awaited feature for Team Fortress 2, a competitive matchmaking mode, will soon be added to the game. The team made the announcement on Reddit and has setup a Steam Community group "to send out announcements related to the competitive beta as well as seed beta invites for the expansion of the closed beta." No word ...

Comments (0) | January 28, 2016 10:29AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This weekend Ubisoft will be holding the closed beta for the upcoming Tom Clancy's The Dvision, which releases March 8 for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Today some details about the post-launch plans have been revealed, and it includes several free updates along with three major expansions.

The free updates will naturally be for all players ...

Comments (0) | January 28, 2016 09:38AM PST | CheeseMan42

We begin our roundup today with a look at some mobile technology. TechSpot describes the "ideal" smartphone that it wants to see this year, creating a wishlist of features based on what should be possible. Wearables are becoming an increasingly popular accessory, tracking everything from steps taken to sleep patterns. LanOC takes a look at one o...

Comments (0) | January 28, 2016 08:15AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

GOG, a popular store for DRM-free games, has today started selling games in development, which would be this store's name for early access titles. Starting today you can purchase Starbound, Ashes of the Singularity, Project Zomboid, TerraTech, and The Curious Expedition from GOG, and to celebrate them coming to the store, they are all on sale fo...

Comments (1) | January 28, 2016 03:36AM PST | gebraset

Thermaltake has officially launched its TT Premium website, which is the most comprehensive and professional liquid cooling and modding online shop available, according to the company. The website boasts four categories of items, which include products, liquid cooling kits, chassis, and digital power supplies. Consumers who visit the website wil...

Comments (0) | January 27, 2016 03:52PM PST | CheeseMan42

GIGABYTE is hosting its latest overclocking contest, the Z170-Winter OC Challenge, with the help of HWBOT. The contest begins January 31 and runs until the end of February. Four categories will be available for entries, two for two core systems and two for four core systems. The categories are further divided into enthusiast, rookie, and novice ...

Comments (1) | January 27, 2016 03:02PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This week we are seeing both Rise of the Tomb Raider release to the PC and the Tom Clancy's The Division beta test begin, so to get the best performance out of both, NVIDIA has released new GeForce Game Ready drivers. The 361.75 WHQL drivers are available right now so you can prepare yourselves by downloading and manually installer the driver pa...

Comments (0) | January 27, 2016 02:43PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Later this year we are going to see significant shifts made by component manufacturers as they switch to using smaller process nodes. This switch will allow for faster components that also use less power to run. Miniaturization is far from easy as we approach the limitations of current manufacturing methods, which is why many are working on comp...

Comments (0) | January 27, 2016 07:36AM PST | CheeseMan42

Today we have a pair of reviews for you from diverse ends of the spectrum. First up is a review of the Raidmax Monster II Mid-Tower Case from Neoseeker, which represents an update from a version of the case released in 2009. The Tronsmart Vega S95 Telos is an Android based 4K media player with multiple input and connection options with enough co...

Comments (0) | January 27, 2016 05:04AM PST | gebraset
GeForce GT 710 Lineup Announced by EVGA

EVGA has officially announced its latest GeForce GT 710 lineup, which is aimed at builders looking to get better performance than integrated graphics and who need a small video card for specific builds. The lineup consists of cards that feature active and passive cooling, 1GB and 2GB of video memory, and single slot and dual slot configurations....

Comments (0) | January 26, 2016 04:12PM PST | CheeseMan42

Das Keyboard is well known for its mechanical keyboard products, and it has now decided to jump into the ever expanding battle over "gaming" peripherals. The company has released the Division Zero line of peripherals targeted at gamers with a new keyboard, mouse, and mechanical switches. The X40 Pro Gaming keyboard features red backlighting, fiv...

Comments (0) | January 26, 2016 03:57PM PST | CheeseMan42
Thermaltake Announces Pair of Cases

Thermaltake has announced the addition of two cases to the Core series with the X5 and X5 Riing Edition. The two cases share a similar cube shaped design while the Riing Edition includes a pair of green 140mm Riing fans. A key design element of these cases is the ability to stack expansion modules to allow for the addition of more components to ...

Comments (0) | January 26, 2016 10:36AM PST | bp9801

Another day has arrived, bringing with it a few items for you to check out. There is a review of the Division Zero X40 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard and M50 Pro Gaming Mouse, the first of what should be many gaming-centric peripherals from the maker of the Das Keyboard. Sticking with mice, we have a look at the Roccat Kova 2016 Gaming Mouse, wh...

Comments (0) | January 26, 2016 08:39AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

When trying to fight against tyrannical invaders that have conquered your country, it is best to bring friends along. Today the four-player co-op online mode for Homefront: The Revolution was revealed, and it is called Resistance Mode. In this mode you are able to form a Resistance Cell with your friends and fight against the KPA military forces...

Comments (0) | January 26, 2016 08:23AM PST | gebraset

NVIDIA has officially released version 2.10.0.60 of the GeForce Experience beta, which adds new features such as desktop and windowed mode capture, as well as advanced microphone controls. The ability to capture videos and screenshots of games in both fullscreen and windowed modes allows gamers to broadcast and share every moment of gameplay wit...

Comments (0) | January 26, 2016 08:13AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Believe it or not, but knots are a fairly interesting topic in different scientific fields. They are not just some means of connecting lengths of rope or string, but also mathematical systems in topology, which can then be related to various other systems. Now researchers at Aalto University of Amherst College have succeeded in knotting a quantu...

Comments (0) | January 25, 2016 03:21PM PST | CheeseMan42

In a move that appears less and less surprising these days, Capcom has announced DLC for Street Fighter V in advance of its February 16 release date. The DLC will feature "Character Stories" which will provide insight into the fighters including "their background, the reason they fight, how they know their fellow street fighters." The DLC will b...

Comments (2) | January 25, 2016 03:11PM PST | CheeseMan42

Gamers that have a desire to play some classics without breaking out an old system are about to get an exciting present in the form of the Atari Vault. The package is coming to Steam this spring and it is bringing 100 games from the old school console including Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, and Tempest. The Vault will support the Steam ...

Comments (0) | January 25, 2016 10:42AM PST | bp9801

The final week of January is here, with 2016 cruising right along. We have a selection of items for you today, starting with a look at the Corsair Carbide 600Q case. This silent full tower features plenty of room inside for whatever build you desire, while also keeping noise to a minimum. If you need a way to keep your CPU cool, perhaps the Silv...

Comments (0) | January 25, 2016 07:21AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Not too long we saw an interesting trend develop of using GPUs to do more than render graphics but also perform various computations. Now you can find supercomputers leveraging the power of GPUs for very complex computations and various pieces of software to accelerate tasks, like simulations and video encoding. To help advance GPU designs and i...

Comments (1) | January 25, 2016 05:26AM PST | gebraset

Earlier this month, it was reported that Intel Skylake processors suffered from a bug in which a system would freeze when performing workloads that were deemed to be complex. Although Intel released a fix that could be applied through the BIOS of a motherboard, the company was set to work with motherboard manufacturers to release the fix across ...

Comments (0) | January 23, 2016 09:34AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There has been a lot of focus and interest in HBM for graphics cards for quite some time now, as it can offer tremendous performance, increased capacity, and lowered energy, but it is not ideal for every application. While AMD and NVIDIA are planning to use it in higher end graphics cards, the cost of HBM will almost certainly keep it out of mid...

Comments (0) | January 22, 2016 10:58AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, with a few items along the way to help welcome in the weekend. There is a review of the Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini-ITX motherboard, which may be tiny, yet packs in a host of features like two USB 3.1 ports, 802.11ac WiFi, a PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 slot, and plenty more. We also have the Scythe Ninja 4 CPU cooler, a massiv...

Comments (0) | January 22, 2016 10:32AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

When it comes to memory technologies, speed and capacity are probably the two most important factors for most people, and typically they also tend to be mutually exclusive. This could significantly change though, thanks to researchers at the University of Nottingham who have discovered how to turn antiferromagnets into memory devices. These mate...

Comments (0) | January 22, 2016 07:25AM PST | gebraset

Thermaltake, a company established in 1999 that has continued to impress the PC community with high quality parts since its founding, has improved its Smart Power Management platform with two new features that include Energy Savings Plan and Voltage Alert. The new Energy Savings Plan feature allows owners of various Thermaltake PSUs that are com...

Comments (4) | January 21, 2016 05:18PM PST | CheeseMan42

AMD has confirmed that the Zen based Summit Ridge FX CPUs will be available near the end of 2016. CEO Lisa Su emphasized the improvement that will be seen over current generation Excavator cores with Zen "aiming to achieve IPC leverage greater than 40%," compared to current offerings. The Zen Core itself boasts "a totally revised design, offerin...

Comments (0) | January 21, 2016 09:45AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

On February 5 XCOM 2 is slated to release and starting on that first day, players will already be able to play a modded version. Long War Studios created the Long War total-conversion mod for XCOM: Enemy Unknown and its expansion, Enemy Within and the Firaxis, the franchise's developer has partnered with them to have mods ready at launch. More i...

Comments (1) | January 21, 2016 09:30AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

As always, rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, and as this one likely will not affect consumers, it may not matter too much if it is true or not. Supposedly Intel is going to be launching its E5-2600 V4 Xeon family of CPUs with one processor having a default clock of 5.1 GHz. According to the rumor, its model number is E5-2602 V4 and wi...

Comments (0) | January 21, 2016 09:13AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There are several examples in technology of integrating components to improve performance and capability, and now researchers at Northwestern University have successfully integrated a mid-infrared tunable laser with an on-chip amplifier. This combination improves the significantly improves the operation of both components over their predecessors...






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