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Comments (0) | January 15, 2016 08:21AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There are a lot of people that want to see graphene used in electronics, because it has great electric properties, including very high electron mobility. It is still a relatively new material though, and so its properties and interactions are still unknown. Researchers at Tohoku University though have recently made a discovery about how graphene...

Comments (0) | January 14, 2016 05:27PM PST | CheeseMan42

A recall has been issued by EK Water Blocks for its EK-XLC Predator 240 Rev 1.0 and EK-XLC Predator 360 Rev 1.0 all-in-one liquid coolers. The recall was issued after it was determined that the units could leak from the water block. The company has reported that one in ten units have been effected by the leak caused by a faulty O-ring on units p...

Comments (0) | January 14, 2016 02:26PM PST | gebraset

BitFenix, a creator of hardware and peripherals that grant users with the utmost control, strength, and performance to complete their computing tasks, has officially introduced the Spectre Xtreme and Spectre Xtreme LED fans. The fans from BitFenix offer a dual frame design and make use of high-quality Fluid Dynamic Bearings that provide not only...

Comments (0) | January 14, 2016 10:38AM PST | bp9801

Another week is drawing to a close, with 2016 starting to pick up pace. We have some reviews to help you along the way, starting with a look at the MSI ThunderStorm. It sounds impressive, even more so when you consider this is a reversible aluminum mouse pad with a unique shape to better sit up close to a variety of keyboards on the market. Our ...

Comments (0) | January 14, 2016 08:02AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There are a number of ways we can connect materials and objects today, and each method has its own pros and cons. Glues are relatively simple to apply but are not typically conductive or strong compared to soldering or welding, which also both require high heat. Researchers at Northeastern University however, have developed a metallic glue that ...

Comments (0) | January 13, 2016 04:58PM PST | CheeseMan42

Leslie Benzies was the president of the Rockstar North game studio and an employee of the company for 17 years. The studio is responsible for the hit Grand Theft Auto series, a series that Benzies has been influential in developing since the first games in the franchise. He has been the lead for the series since GTA 3 and took a sabbatical after...

Comments (0) | January 13, 2016 04:51PM PST | gebraset

EVGA, a leading technology company founded in 1999 that produces a variety of electronics products for the personal computing market, has announced that its award winning SuperNOVA T2 power supply series is now available in 1000, 850, and 750-watt formats. The SuperNOVA T2 PSUs from EVGA offer an incredible 94 percent or higher efficiency rating...

Comments (0) | January 13, 2016 04:35PM PST | CheeseMan42

General PC shipments were down 10.6% during the fourth quarter of last year, for a total of 71.9 million units, according to IDC. Despite the down quarter, there was some good news for high-end gaming PCs and all-in-one systems as they are the two fastest growing market segments. Gaming PCs benefit from a number of factors that aren't shared by ...

Comments (0) | January 13, 2016 10:24AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This is definitely a rumor, but one many people have likely been looking forward to. It appears some of NVIDIA's Pascal GPUs have been found on shipping manifests on Zauba, which is a typically accurate source of such information. If correct, the manifest appears to describe the GP104 chip and it will be 35 mm2 in size with 2152 pins. The GP104 ...

Comments (0) | January 13, 2016 08:35AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For years now there has been a broad effort to get rid of incandescent bulbs, citing their low efficiency at converting electricity to visible light. Compact fluorescents (CFLs) and LEDs are both more efficient technologies, but come with issues of their own such as color rendering and cost. Researchers at MIT and Purdue University though have f...

Comments (0) | January 12, 2016 08:16PM PST | bp9801

Back in July of 2014, EA announced its EA Access program for the Xbox One, granting gamers access to a range of EA titles to play for a small monthly charge. Now it's unveiled the same thing for PC gamers, this time calling it Origin Access. Origin Access functions much the same as EA Access on the Xbox One, where gamers can pay a small monthly ...

Comments (0) | January 12, 2016 05:54PM PST | CheeseMan42

Anonymous sources have told the Wall Street Journal that Amazon is working on a smaller version of its digital voice assistant, the Echo. The new device would be portable, cutting the power cord in favor of battery power. The rumored device is code-named "Fox" and will be charged using a docking station and will "fit comfortably in the palm of s...

Comments (0) | January 12, 2016 05:39PM PST | CheeseMan42

A bug has been found in the latest Skylake processors from Intel which can "cause a system to freeze when performing complex workloads." The bug was found using the GIMPS Prime95 Advanced Exponent Test and can occur under either Windows or Linux operating systems. Intel acknowledged the bug and has released a fix that can be applied through the ...

Comments (0) | January 12, 2016 10:28AM PST | gebraset
NITRO R9 FURY Introduced by Sapphire

Sapphire, a leading manufacturer and global supplier of innovative components and solutions for personal computers spanning both consumer and professional sectors, has introduced the NITRO R9 FURY, which is the latest addition to the Sapphire NITRO Gaming series. The NITRO R9 FURY by Sapphire includes all of the traditional features found with t...

Comments (0) | January 12, 2016 09:46AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Some new information about Homefront: The Revolution was released today, including its release date of May 17 for North America and May 20 for the rest of the world. For those not aware of this upcoming game, it is an open world FPS set in Occupied Philadelphia in the year 2029, where you are a member of the resistance trying to undermine and ov...

Comments (0) | January 12, 2016 07:15AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Conservation of energy tells us that energy cannot can neither be created nor destroyed, but can be converted to different forms. Because the Sun provides us with so much energy, many are trying to find efficient ways to convert sunlight into something more useful, like electricity or heat, but storage becomes a problem. The Sun does not shine t...

Comments (0) | January 11, 2016 05:37PM PST | CheeseMan42
BIOSTAR Announces RACING Z170GT7 Motherboard

BIOSTAR announced a trio of motherboards last week, including the Z170GT7, and has now added another motherboard to the release list with the RACING Z170GT7. Described by the company as "the King of the gaming road," the board combines elements of the RACING series with the latest Intel chipset. It can support sixth generation Intel Core process...

Comments (0) | January 11, 2016 05:00PM PST | CheeseMan42
G.SKILL Announces 128GB DDR4 Memory Set

G.SKILL has announced a new set of DDR4 memory to join the Ripjaws V series, a set that it claims is the world's fastest 128GB set of DDR4 memory. The set uses eight sticks of 16GB RAM operating at 1.35V and 3000MHz with Cas Latency 14. Designed for the X99 platform, G.SKILL envisions the memory being used for memory intensive applications, such...

Comments (0) | January 11, 2016 04:10PM PST | bp9801

During CES last week, Thermaltake teamed up with modders from around the world to try out the new Smart Power Management (SPM) Platform it launched late last year. The SPM Platform features DPS G PC App 2.0, DPS G Smart Power Management Cloud 1.0, and DPS G Mobile App 1.0 to give users the ability to monitor and record power consumption, voltage...

Comments (0) | January 11, 2016 10:29AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with several items kicking it off. We start with a review of the SUPERMICRO C7Z170-SQ motherboard, a gamer-friendly model offering a wealth of features for something that won't break the bank. There's a look at the be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1000W PSU to see how this massive wattage version can power your system. If you n...

Comments (0) | January 11, 2016 09:18AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Detecting single photons may not seem like something most people will have to worry about, but as we come closer to developing quantum communication networks, it is becoming more important. To that end, researchers at NIST have developed a new single-photon detector that cuts in half the jitter of a previous design. Reducing jitter allows for a ...

Comments (0) | January 11, 2016 09:17AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It does not seem all that long ago that the first dual core x86 CPUs were released, but now we are approaching the release of the first 10 core CPU for consumers; Intel's Core i7-6950X. It is a Broadwell-E chip, so it is being manufactured on a 14 nm process, and will have a base clock of 3.00 GHz, with a 3.50 GHz. It will also come unlocked, so...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2016 04:49PM PST | gebraset
AMD Announces the A10-7890K APU and the Wraith CPU Cooler

AMD recently unveiled that it is utilizing the new AM4 socket as a unified platform for its upcoming products. The company has also just revealed the A10-7890K APU, which offers a small speed increase over the current flagship APU from AMD, the A10-7870K. The A10-7890K features a max turbo frequency of 4.3GHz and offers four CPU cores and eight ...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2016 03:42PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

A lot of people are already looking forward to the release of the Zen architecture by AMD later this year. It is expected to come with a significant performance improvement over current AMD processors and include support new technologies like DDR4. Now it has been confirmed that it will be on a unified socket named AM4.

Currently AMD employs th...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2016 01:51PM PST | CheeseMan42

ECS has grown the Liva series of small form factor systems to feature several models over the past few years and has revealed another addition at CES this year. The Live One "features a flexible hardware configuration in a book-size, one-liter form factor." The system is powered by Windows 10 and takes advantage of built-in remote control functi...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2016 10:52AM PST | bp9801

CES ends today, bringing to a close a week full of new hardware and software announcements. We do have a couple of other items to help send the week off, starting with a review of the Zalman ZM-K700M Mechanical Keyboard. This model features Cherry MX Red switches and LED backlighting, as well as a column of macro keys and a speed meter to show y...

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