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Comments (0) | May 7, 2015 07:39PM PST | bp9801
Geralt Goes on the Offensive in Latest Trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Less than two weeks to go before The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrives for gamers to sink their teeth into, and to help pass the time we have a new trailer for you. RAGE and STEEL is the name of it, and basically, Geralt is pissed. There's death and destruction opening it up, with Geralt staring at a town that is on fire before some bandits decide to...

Comments (0) | May 7, 2015 03:43PM PST | CheeseMan42

Information about two proof-of-concept pieces of malware reveals that the software targets the GPU, rather than the more common CPU attack vector. Targeting the GPU allows the malware to "run without the usual software hooks or modifications malware makes in the operating system kernel. Those modifications can be dead giveaways that a system is ...

Comments (1) | May 7, 2015 02:10PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Carbon nanotubes are an amazing material with great potential for various applications. This is thanks to their amazing strength and electrical properties, but getting them into usable forms can be difficult. Researchers at North Carolina State University and the Suzhou Institute of Nano-Science and Nano-Biotics in China have succeeded in develo...

Comments (0) | May 7, 2015 11:56AM PST | bp9801

The server and enterprise market is going to get a big boost, as the Intel Haswell-EX Xeon E7 v3 processor line has arrived. The Xeon E7 v3 processors feature 12 new chips, with the flagship Xeon E7-8890 v3 packing 18 cores, 36 threads, and 45MB of L3 cache. The other processors are all derived from that flagship beast, with the Xeon E7-8800 v3,...

Comments (0) | May 7, 2015 11:23AM PST | bp9801

Recently some OEMs have been listing pre-built PCs with new Intel Broadwell chips, which is a bit of a surprise considering the fifth generation parts had not received anything definitive about a launch date. This relatively quiet launch of the 14nm Broadwell chips means some people may get a surprise when browsing for all-in-one and mini PCs. T...

Comments (0) | May 7, 2015 10:53AM PST | bp9801

The week is drawing to a close, but not before we have some items to help get you through this Thursday. There is a review of the Zalman Z11 Neo case, a mid-tower model that offers a rather unique appearance and a wealth of features. If storage is what you need, then perhaps the HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe G2 x4 480GB SSD is the solution for you. T...

Comments (0) | May 7, 2015 10:07AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Risen 3: Titan Lords - Enhanced Edition Announced for PS4

About a year after it first released, Risen 3: Titan Lords is going to be coming to the PlayStation 4 as an Enhanced Edition. This new edition will include all of the DLC content already released, and graphics comparable to or better than the original PC release on "Ultra" settings. These visual improvements come by way of higher resolution text...

Comments (0) | May 7, 2015 05:40AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

As powerful as our computers get, there are some things they will simply never be able to do because the operations involved are too complicated. For many of these problems, quantum computers may be able to provide the solutions, but we are not able to build such a computer. We are getting closer all the time though with new developments, such a...

Comments (9) | May 7, 2015 05:06AM PST | gebraset

Project CARS, which is officially available for consumers to purchase and download starting today, only requires 17GB of storage space to be installed. This is quite amazing, given the level of detail that the game offers concerning in-game objects and environments. Compared to other recently released gaming titles, 17GB of required storage spac...

Comments (0) | May 7, 2015 04:45AM PST | gebraset

Mushkin, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, has officially announced that it is expanding its REACTOR SSD series. Starting on May 11, 2015, the REACTOR product line will offered in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities, enabling enthusiasts and professionals to experience the best...

Comments (2) | May 6, 2015 03:56PM PST | CheeseMan42

As part of its earnings report yesterday, Electronic Arts showed a slide that has rough estimates for the release dates of several games. After being talked about for several years, gamers will finally get their hands on Mirror's Edge 2 early next year. A new Plants vs. Zombies game is also expected to release around that time. An unnamed Need F...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2015 03:47PM PST | CheeseMan42

A wave of details about the upcoming Intel Skylake based processors, including the Core i7 6700K and Core i5 6600K, were revealed in April. We learned about the CPUs starting with CPU speed and thermal characteristics and moving to benchmarks that compared the chips to the i7 4790K and other current generation CPUs. Also revealed were some mothe...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2015 03:34PM PST | CheeseMan42

WCCF Tech has obtained the first image of the upcoming AMD R9 390X, powered by the Fiji XT GPU. Information about the card including benchmarks and RAM details have been revealed in bits and pieces, but this is the first look at the physical appearance of the card. The image appears to confirm other rumors that the card would be water cooled as ...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2015 02:27PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There are many reasons people may need a blood transfusion, and hopefully none of us will ever experience one of those reasons. In the event someone does need a transfusion though, it is imperative the donor blood is of a useable type, which can be a problem if supplies are limited. Researchers the world over have been working to solve that prob...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2015 01:15PM PST | bp9801
AMD Officially Unveils the Zen CPU Core

After plenty of leaks and rumors, and even a core block diagram, AMD has officially unveiled its Zen CPU core. During the company's Financial Analyst Day, the wraps were finally taken off the next-generation x86 core, and things are looking quite good. Zen is the successor to AMD's Bulldozer line and is the first processor from the company to ma...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2015 11:28AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Recently it was revealed that those who purchase a GeForce GTX 970 or GTX 980 would also receive copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight. Along with the official announcement on NVIDIA's GeForce website was a brief description of at least some of the GameWorks effects integrated into the PC version of Arkham Knight. Previous...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2015 08:55AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with some items to help you get over the hump. There is a look at several SSDs using the new Phison S10 controller, which sees use in the Kingston HyperX Savage, Patriot Ignite, and Corsair Neutron XT series. Sticking with the SSD front, we have a look at performance issues and what really is at hand with the r...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2015 05:52AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
New Method Accelerates Subsurface Scattering for Computer Graphics

Materials are a very important concept in many games, as changing the material of an object can dramatically affect its appearance. Still, getting the appearance right can be very difficult because of how light passes through the material, like flesh. Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology and Activision-Blizzard though have develope...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2015 05:26AM PST | gebraset
990FXA GAMING Motherboard Unleashed by MSI

MSI, one of the world's largest information technology manufacturers, has unleashed the 990FXA GAMING motherboard. The 990FXA from MSI, which supports socket AM3+, is the world’s first AMD motherboard that fully supports USB 3.1 as well as NVMe. MSI has built the 990FXA GAMING motherboard with Military Class 4 components, which according to the ...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 04:05PM PST | gebraset

While other motherboard manufacturers such as ASRock and Biostar are releasing UEFI firmware updates to their products that enable support for Godavari APUs, MSI has decided to release eight new motherboards that support the upcoming AMD products. The new boards, which are FM2+/FM2 socket based and come in ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ATX form facto...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 03:51PM PST | CheeseMan42

FreeSync is the technology from AMD that "allows the refresh rate of a compatible monitor to smoothly vary and synchronize with the fluctuating frame rates of video games." When it was initially released it was only compatible with single GPU systems, with support for multi-GPU systems planned for April. AMD has now officially delayed the releas...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 03:36PM PST | CheeseMan42

Amazon and airline Jet Blue have announced a partnership that will allow passengers to stream videos for free through the in flight Wi-Fi. The service will be called Fly-Fi for Amazon Prime and will give Prime users access to the Amazon instant video service. Users will also have access to the Prime Music and Kindle Book services. Jet Blue will ...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 02:35PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There are many possibilities for what the future of computing technology will be, from spintronics and optical computers to different kinds of quantum computers. Another possibility is valleytronics, which is a relatively new field of science. Now researchers at Berkeley Lab have discovered that graphene can contain one dimensional conducting ch...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 11:44AM PST | bp9801
Find Out What It Takes to Slay Some Monsters in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Monsters are witchers' work, and there is no more recognizable witcher than Geralt of Rivia. When The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrives in a couple of weeks, players will undoubtedly seek out some monsters to slay and bring some peace to the terrorized communities. Facing off against the monsters is no small task, as first you must find out where the...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 11:32AM PST | bp9801
Dragon Age: Inquisition - Dragonslayer and Black Emporium DLCs Arrive on All Platforms

Thedas is expanding once again, as the Dragonslayer DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition has arrived. This multiplayer DLC lets players form up and take down some high dragons for the first time online. The dragon fights in single player take careful preparation to survive, so things should be no different online. Three new agents debut in the Dragon...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 11:07AM PST | bp9801
CRYORIG Launches the H5 Ultimate CPU Cooler

CRYORIG has introduced a new CPU cooler to its midst that builds on the success of its H5 Universal cooler. The CRYORIG H5 Ultimate features the same design as the H5 Universal, but features a bigger XF140 140mm fan and a TDP increase to 180 watts instead of 160 watts. This gives the Hive Fin air flow system a chance to show its capabilities and...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 10:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last year GOG announced it was working on a DRM-free online gaming platform named GOG Galaxy. Until today it was in a closed alpha, but now it is in open beta, so anyone can sign up for it. Being only in beta though, it is not as feature rich as Steam, Origin, UPlay, or other platforms, but it has the basics right now and plans for some interest...

Comments (3) | May 5, 2015 10:55AM PST | bp9801
Hacking Rampant in GTA Online; Rockstar Implements Anti-Cheat to Ban Offenders

Grand Theft Auto V has been out on the PC for a little while now, yet it has been in the news recently for some less than stellar reasons. Hacking has taken off in GTA V and greatly reduced the enjoymeny of people playing legitimately in GTA Online. Rockstar then implemented an anti-cheat measure, which caused even more groaning and outright lyi...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 09:55AM PST | bp9801
Could The Joker Be in Batman: Arkham Knight?

Details for Batman: Arkham Knight's DLC appeared the other day, where we found out we could play as Batgirl. A recent trailer showed the likes of Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman with the Dual Play feature, where we can team up with one of them for some fights. However, one scene in that trailer has started fueling some rumors. The scene in questi...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 09:32AM PST | bp9801

A recent roadmap leak shows what AMD has in store for 2016, and it looks like desktop and mobile parts will get some Zen and K12 love. The remainder of 2015 will bring the second generation FX CPUs based on up to eight Piledriver cores, the Godavari APUs with up to four Steamroller cores, and Beema APUs with up to four Puma core. Both APUs will ...






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