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Comments (0) | August 17, 2015 02:16PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There is a lot involved in making a program run, and a lot of places something can go wrong, opening up vulnerabilities. Finding these issues can be difficult though, which is why tools are being created to analyze and find the problems, and awards are being given to support these efforts. The Internet Defense Prize is an example of this and has...

Comments (0) | August 17, 2015 10:22AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with several items to help get it started right. The Noctua NH-D15S CPU cooler is a slightly tweaked model of the older NH-D15 featuring an offset asymmetrical design and a single center-mount 140mm fan. We also have the Cooler Master QuickFire XTi, a full-size model of its popular mechanical keyboard line that comes with ...

Comments (0) | August 17, 2015 05:17AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Solid state memory has had a profound effect on the present as it has enabled great speed, efficiency, and mobility in many devices. While traditional hard drives are still very useful, the advantages of SSDs cannot and are not being ignored. Naturally then, ways to improve SSDs are constantly being worked on, and researchers at Rice University ...

Comments (2) | August 17, 2015 04:23AM PST | gebraset

Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, which is one of the largest security companies in the world, continues to develop some of the best security suites available for consumers and businesses. Despite their excellent reputation, former employees of the company have just recently went public with details that surround unethical practices. The former employ...

Comments (1) | August 14, 2015 02:36PM PST | bp9801
Official Mod Tools Arrive for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Gamers everywhere have been enjoying The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt over the last several months, with CD Projekt RED's stellar RPG keeping many people entertained for hours on end. If you want a little more to your game, however, and need something beyond what CDP has already provided with the free DLC, perhaps some mods will strike your fancy? Earli...

Comments (0) | August 14, 2015 09:47AM PST | bp9801

We have arrived at the end of the week, with a couple of items to welcome in the weekend. There is a new case mod focused on an Intel X99 build, but with a completely made from scratch case that has to be seen. Huge resevoirs flank either side of the hardware on the inside, with a white lighting and dye theme to give it a strong appearance. We a...

Comments (0) | August 14, 2015 05:27AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Finding ways to utilize waste products is always a good idea, as it can reduce the amount of other resources we rely on. Carbon dioxide is no different than any other waste product in this way, and teams across the planet have been looking for new ways to use it. Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have recently discovered a new catalyst ...

Comments (0) | August 14, 2015 03:54AM PST | gebraset
13-Inch Professional Chromebook Launched by Dell

Dell has announced that it has officially launched a professional Chromebook solution, known as the Chromebook 13, which is marketed directly at mobile users who require a machine that fits today’s on-the-go lifestyle. The latest Chromebook offers consumers with a 13.3-inch high definition IPS display that includes the Corning Gorilla Glass NBT ...

Comments (4) | August 14, 2015 02:00AM PST | bp9801

Remember earlier this year when Lenovo found itself in hot water over the Superfish software pre-installed on its computers that could leave the system open to attack? And how a class-action lawsuit was then filed over the matter? Well, evidently Lenovo did not learn its lesson then, as a new piece of pre-installed software has been discovered i...

Comments (0) | August 13, 2015 04:38PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For most people, the world works in simple and understandable ways, but for those who have to consider quantum mechanics, the world becomes much more difficult to grasp. According to quantum mechanics, particles can exist in multiple places at the same time with the phenomenon called superposition. This is one of the critical phenomena to be use...

Comments (0) | August 13, 2015 03:42PM PST | CheeseMan42

Verizon has announced that its engineers have successfully completed lab and field testing of a new fiber optic network capable of reaching speeds up to 10Gbps. The test was completed from the Framingham, MA Verizon office to a FIOS customer three miles away, but future deployments should perform just the same as "fiber optic transmissions are l...

Comments (0) | August 13, 2015 03:27PM PST | CheeseMan42

NVIDIA has released the latest drivers for its video cards, the Game Ready GeForce 355.60 WHQL drivers. The drivers are listed as Game Ready for the upcoming preview edition of Ashes of the Singularity, a "massive-scale Real Time Strategy (RTS) game that was developed and published by Stardock." The new game takes advantage of improving technolo...

Comments (0) | August 13, 2015 10:03AM PST | bp9801

Another day has arrived, and with it comes some new items to check out. The AMD A10-7870K APU, a Kaveri refresh for the company's flagship APU line. To keep it cool, perhaps the SilverStone TD03-E liquid CPU cooler should be on your radar. Housing all of this gear could be the Fractal Design Node 202 case, which gets reviewed to see if it's the ...

Comments (0) | August 13, 2015 05:28AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

After the electrical properties of graphene were discovered, many started working on ways to use the atom-thick material. While there are a tremendous number of possible applications, we have been struggling to find ways to grow enough graphene in the proper form to be useful. At least for some applications now, researchers at the University of ...

Comments (3) | August 13, 2015 04:57AM PST | gebraset

Samsung has officially unveiled three new high-performance SSDs for enterprise users, all of which boast three-dimensional Vertical NAND flash memory technology and are TCO-optimized. The fastest drive of the three is the PM1725, which comes in storage capacities of 3.2TB and 6.4TB, and offers random read speeds of up to 1,000,000 IOPS, random w...

Comments (1) | August 12, 2015 04:10PM PST | CheeseMan42

Mentions of NVIDIA GameWorks have been popping up with increased frequency whether it is powering demos at Comic-Con or the graphics of the latest games, or even causing some friction with competitor AMD. NVIDIA has written an informative blog describing just what GameWorks represents. At the core of GameWorks is a number of technologies that he...

Comments (0) | August 12, 2015 03:46PM PST | CheeseMan42
Thermaltake Announces Pacific Water Cooling Kits

Thermaltake has announced a pair of new DIY water cooling kits, the Pacific RL120 and RL140 D5. The kits each include a water block, pump/reservoir combo, radiator, fan, tubing, and fittings. Both kits use the Pacific W1 CPU block which combines copper and an anti-corrosive nickel plating compatible with all modern CPUs. The kits use 1/2" inner ...

Comments (9) | August 12, 2015 11:23AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Start10 1.0 Launches and Brings the Start Menu Back to Windows 10

When Windows 8 launched, a lot of people were exceptionally displeased with the removal of the traditional Start menu. Now Windows 10 has brought it back, but not quite like it was in Windows 7 and prior versions of the OS, with the focus is more on apps, accessed by tiles. If you want the classic Start menu back though, there is an option thank...

Comments (0) | August 12, 2015 10:15AM PST | bp9801

The middle of another week has arrived, and with it comes some articles to help get you past the day. The Noctua NH-D9L 3U low noise CPU cooler gets tested to see how well it can handle the task. We also have the AZIO EXO1-K gaming mouse, which has an optical sensor, four adjustable DPI levels, and an affordable price. For another gaming mouse o...

Comments (0) | August 12, 2015 06:28AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Electrical insulators, or dielectrics, are essential to many electronic systems, including energy storage and conversion. Typically ceramics are used in these situations, because they can endure the high temperatures involved, but many want to see dielectric polymers used instead. Unfortunately current dielectric polymers cannot survive the temp...

Comments (1) | August 12, 2015 04:44AM PST | gebraset
FanlessTech Leaks Skylake-U Lineup

Intel is expected to launch a full range of Skylake-U processors sometime next month, and specifications concerning those processors have just been released by technology website FanlessTech. The processors are being aimed at devices that benefit from low power usage components, such as laptops and even tablets, and the new Skylake-U series is e...

Comments (1) | August 11, 2015 04:28PM PST | CheeseMan42

A pair of upcoming Lenovo ThinkPads, the P50 and P70, will use Intel Xeon processors built on the next generation Skylake architecture. The laptops will use the Intel Xeon E3 1500M v5 CPU, an unknown NVIDIA Quadro GPU, up to 64GB of DDR4, up to 1TB PCIe SSD, and mechanical hard drives up to 2TB. Both models will also sport four USB 3.0 connector...

Comments (1) | August 11, 2015 04:11PM PST | CheeseMan42

The Smach Zero is a handheld version of the Steam Machine consoles that run the Steam OS from Valve, giving users access to their PC game collection in a console form factor. The device will be powered by "an AMD G-Series SoC named Steppe Eagle, which features a Jaguar-based CPU paired with a GCN-based GPU." The specifications of the chip are be...

Comments (0) | August 11, 2015 02:13PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

An easy way to conserve power on a laptop, tablet, or phone is to turn down the display brightness, as that is one of the primary energy users in these devices. Naturally then, a lot of work is being done to develop displays that are brighter while using the same amount of power. Quantum dots may enable the desired solutions, and now researchers...

Comments (0) | August 11, 2015 09:47AM PST | bp9801

A new day is here, and with it comes a couple different item to keep you occupied. We have a look at the HIS R9 380 IceQ X2 OC 2GB video card, complete with a factory overclock and custom cooler to help keep the temperatures where they should be. There is also the ADATA Premier SP610 256GB SSD, which uses the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller f...

Comments (0) | August 11, 2015 05:25AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Astronomers working on the Galaxy And Masa Assembly (GAMA) project have recently completed a study indicating that the modern Universe is only producing half as much energy as the Universe was just two billion years ago. This drop in energy output was measured across twenty-one wavelengths from ultraviolet to far-infrared, and looked at over 200...

Comments (13) | August 11, 2015 03:26AM PST | gebraset

Windows 10 received a lot of hype before its official release, and while some users have had trouble installing the operating system, the latest version of Windows has received a wealth of praise as more and more people download and install it. Unfortunately, some users are not having the best experience with Windows 10, as the latest Microsoft ...

Comments (0) | August 10, 2015 04:05PM PST | CheeseMan42

A job listing has been posted by Blizzard for an Art Director on an unannounced project set in the Diablo universe. The job requires a great deal of experience in the field with a "minimum of 10 years' experience in creating video game art, with at least 5 years as a lead artist or art director," and "a proven track record of shipping AAA produc...

Comments (2) | August 10, 2015 03:46PM PST | CheeseMan42
Thermaltake Adds Pair of Fans to Riing Series

The Riing product line from Thermaltake is getting crowded with the recent additions of the Core V1 and V51 cases last week and now the Riing 12 and 14 LED Radiator Fans. The fans are 120mm and 140mm, respectively, and are "fitted to enhance static pressure, producing impressive cooling performance with an optimized fan blade." Hydraulic bearing...

Comments (3) | August 10, 2015 12:41PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Many of the higher end laptops you can purchase today feature discrete GPUs that have been designed for the mobile platform. As you can guess, this puts certain restrictions on the performance of the GPUs, so they will not match the performance of their desktop counterparts. According to some recent rumors though, NVIDIA may be getting ready to ...






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