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Comments (0) | July 16, 2015 03:53AM PST | gebraset
COUGAR Introduces the 550M Gaming Mouse

COUGAR, a leading brand in eSports and computer peripherals, has officially announced the 550M gaming mouse, its latest input device geared towards gamers. The 550M is the latest flagship gaming mouse from the company, and it has been engineered to provide consumers with the most perfect mouse ever seen, according to the company. The COUGAR 550M...

Comments (0) | July 15, 2015 04:32PM PST | CheeseMan42

The recent launch of AMD Radeon R9 Fury video cards had a noticeable lack of offerings from AMD partners, with ASUS and Sapphire the only companies that have announced cards based on the latest Fiji GPU. The cards weren't immediately available and are slowly hitting the market. Other notable partners such as GIGABYTE, MSI, and PowerColor have ci...

Comments (0) | July 15, 2015 02:21PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The many frequencies of light in the electromagnetic spectrum each have their own advantages and disadvantages. For example, Wi-Fi signals use frequencies high enough to carry a lot of data very efficiently, but have very limited range and can be blocked by many objects and structures. Broadcast television transmissions are kind of the opposite,...

Comments (3) | July 15, 2015 11:04AM PST | bp9801

The dark sci-fi fantasy world of Warhammer 40,000 is about to get a new entry, as Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr has been announced. This new game is an action-RPG developed by NeocoreGames, the studio responsible for the likes of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing trilogy and the King Arthur series. NeocoreGames describes Warhammer...

Comments (0) | July 15, 2015 09:47AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with several items to help you power through the day. We have a review of the Intel Core i7-5775C processor, the flagship Broadwell part that could be a nice upgrade for those on an older system and cannot wait for Skylake to arrive. We also have a look at the ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 video card, which uses the ...

Comments (0) | July 15, 2015 06:40AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Back in 1964 the quark model was being developed to classify particles known as hadrons, which are comprised of quarks. The best known examples of hadrons are protons and neutrons, and both of those contain three quarks, but since the model was developed, scientists have been speculating if particles made of five quarks could exist. While analyz...

Comments (0) | July 15, 2015 05:41AM PST | gebraset
BitFenix Launches Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic LED Strips

Since its inception, BitFenix has provided consumers with superior design through the latest advances in technology, and the company is continuing that trend with the launch of its Alchemy 2.0 magnetic LED strips. The latest product by BitFenix is the natural successor to the immensely popular Alchemy LED strips, and while the second version of ...

Comments (0) | July 14, 2015 04:11PM PST | CheeseMan42

Mozilla has decided to disable Adobe Flash Player from automatically executing in the Firefox browser after a third zero-day exploit was found over the past week. Flash has long been a target from hackers, needing constant updates and receiving criticism from security experts. Mozilla felt that it was best to disable the software in order to bet...

Comments (0) | July 14, 2015 04:01PM PST | CheeseMan42

The PC launch of Batman: Arkham Knight was widely considered to be a disaster, with extensive issues from the start. Late last month, Warner Bros. decided to suspend sales of the game while it fixed the issues and its quality practices. Rocksteady and WB have now announced that the game will be available for purchase again in Fall 2015, a move c...

Comments (0) | July 14, 2015 02:25PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Many companies and institutions are working to bring basic electronic components to ever smaller sizes, with the ultimate goal of reaching the atomic scale. This work is being done because at these smaller scales, transistors can operate more efficiently, the thinner they are. Now researchers at McGill University and Université de Montréal have ...

Comments (0) | July 14, 2015 06:17AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

While it may sound too weird to be real, many people are working on organic computers that use bacteria and single-cell organisms to process information. Typically the research in this area uses a few model bacteria, like E. coli, which are very well understood. Researchers at MIT however, have successfully built basic computing elements with a ...

Comments (1) | July 13, 2015 04:38PM PST | CheeseMan42

Comcast is now offering a new tier of fiber Internet service with 2Gb download and upload speeds at the low price of just $299.95 per month. The service is currently available in the "San Francisco Bay Area and other parts of California, plus Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Miami and nearby areas." In addition to the hefty monthly fee, consumers will...

Comments (0) | July 13, 2015 04:21PM PST | CheeseMan42
Sapphire Announces Tri-X Radeon R9 FURY Video Card

Sapphire has announced the Tri-X Radeon R9 Fury, its newest choice for the latest AMD based GPUs. The card is designed with "Best in Class" performance in mind, particularly in 4K gaming and multi-screen applications. Using the most efficient Tri-X cooler ever from Sapphire ensures lower temperatures than the comparative reference design. The co...

Comments (0) | July 13, 2015 04:00PM PST | gebraset

AMD has definitely made a splash in the GPU market with the release of its latest graphics cards, causing some consumers to reconsider their purchase of an NVIDIA product altogether. While NVIDIA has appropriately responded to this by reducing the price of the GeForce GTX 980 from $549 to $499, thereby making it more competitive against the Rade...

Comments (0) | July 13, 2015 02:32PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For someone using a PC, RAM is an essential component that significantly impacts performance and stability. For data centers with numerous servers or supercomputers though, RAM can also be a huge use of power. Now researchers at MIT have found a way to potentially remove that cost by using Flash memory in a rather novel way.

Because RAM is a vo...

Comments (0) | July 13, 2015 09:37AM PST | bp9801

The start of a new week is here, with a few items to help get things rolling. We have a look at the BIOSTAR GAMING Z97X motherboard, which features USB 3.1 support, a redesigned UEFI interface, and the potential for some high overclocks. Switching over to a much smaller motherboard, we have the ASRock X99E-ITX/ac that may be little, but packs in...

Comments (0) | July 13, 2015 06:05AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Heat is a big problem for our electronics that only increases as you scale things up, to the point that half the power used by some server farms is just for cooling. Naturally then, many efforts are being made to more efficiently cool electronics, including some involving graphene. The issue graphene though has been that thicker films, which con...

Comments (0) | July 13, 2015 02:21AM PST | bp9801

Some rather sad news to start your week off, as Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passed away over the weekend. Iwata succumbed to a bile duct growth, which he had been treated for in the past, but unfortunately was unable to overcome this time. In June of 2014, Iwata underwent treatment to remove the growth, which they believed was all of it, but...

Comments (1) | July 10, 2015 06:09PM PST | CheeseMan42

NVIDIA worked with V Squared Labs to create a virtual reality experience at Comic-Con to promote the upcoming Heroes: Reborn TV show from NBC. The FlameWorks special effects library was used to create "two side-by-side portals where fans entered into the Renautas Corporation Evolved Human research facility found in the “Heroes Reborn” universe."...

Comments (0) | July 10, 2015 03:04PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Quantum mechanics allows for some odd things to happen, like materials that block the flow of electrons within their volume, but are conductors over their surfaces. These topological insulators could have a variety of uses in future technologies, especially as we come to better understand them. Now researchers at ETH Zurich have succeeded in rec...

Comments (0) | July 10, 2015 10:04AM PST | bp9801

The end of another week is upon us, with July approaching its midway point. We have several items for you to consider today, including a review of AMD's new R9 Fury video card courtesy of Sapphire. This is the air cooled version of its Fiji chip, so be sure to see what that does for temperature and noise. Plus it has some CrossFire results, too....

Comments (0) | July 10, 2015 06:00AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

We are all familiar with wakes in one form or another, likes those made in a body of water, or the sonic booms of supersonic aircraft. Cherenkov radiation you are probably less familiar with, but is also a kind of wake, but involves light instead of water or sound. Now researchers at Harvard University have gone a made the interesting and impres...

Comments (0) | July 10, 2015 05:08AM PST | gebraset

Days ago, it was reported that Microsoft was expected to deliver another updated build of its Windows 10 operating system before the end of this week, and it seems to have successfully done just that. Yesterday morning, the company officially released build 10166 of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders. While an RTM build of the latest Microsoft opera...

Comments (0) | July 9, 2015 04:14PM PST | CheeseMan42

IBM has been working as part of a collaborative effort with GlobalFoundries, Samsung, SONY, and the State University of New York (SUNY) at the 300mm research facility at SUNY Polytechnic. The team announced today that is has developed "the world's first 7nm chip with functional transistors." Current CPUs have reached the 14nm level with 10nm CPU...

Comments (0) | July 9, 2015 03:42PM PST | CheeseMan42

The Enthoo Pro M is the latest case from manufacturer Phanteks, combining elements from the Enthoo Pro and EVOLV cases. The Pro M exterior and look is based on the PRO while the interior features resemble the EVOLV. The case design uses aluminum and brushed plastic in color choices of black or titanium green. The case features support for full s...

Comments (0) | July 9, 2015 10:46AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For any Galactic Civilization III players out there, or those interested in joining them, it is receiving a new update and DLC today. The DLC adds eight new maps of various sizes, as well as a new Milky Way scenario. With the DLC comes a new custom map editor, so you can design your own galaxies to play in. Unless you have the Elite Founders pac...

Comments (0) | July 9, 2015 09:52AM PST | bp9801

The week is drawing to its close, but not before we have some items for you to check out. There is a review of the ASUS Sabertooth X99 motherboard, the newest entrry in ASUS' TUF line of products. We also have the Razer Seiren Pro microphone, a desktop model designed for podcasters, streamers, and anyone who needs their voice recorded cleanly. I...

Comments (0) | July 9, 2015 06:40AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For quantum technologies to be realized, we need means to bring out quantum phenomena, which usually requires very extreme circumstances, like ultra-low temperatures. Typically those temperatures are acquired with lasers that will trap and pull away vibrational energy from a particle. Now researchers at the University of Sussex have successfully...

Comments (1) | July 9, 2015 03:43AM PST | gebraset

Just weeks before Windows 10 is expected to be released to the public in its final form, AMD has just made available its Catalyst 15.7 WHQL driver. The latest graphics card driver brings important features to AMD users, such as full DirectX 12 support, which enables increased performance in various scenarios, as well as expanded support for Fram...

Comments (2) | July 8, 2015 04:55PM PST | CheeseMan42

The acquisition of the Nokia devices and services business initiated by Steve Ballmer before he left Microsoft has not turned out as planned, and the company is planning to take several steps to address the under performance. Up to 7,800 jobs will be cut from Microsoft's phone business in addition to a $7.6 billion impairment charge and a restru...






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