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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...

Comments (4) | July 8, 2015 04:44PM PST | CheeseMan42

The decision makers at Logitech have been working "behind the scenes to reinvent the company, shaking things up culturally and through its product innovation" since 2013. The most apparent change initially will be the new name of the company, switching from Logitech to Logi, a move to signify "a shift to a more design-centric attitude." The curr...

Comments (0) | July 8, 2015 04:32PM PST | CheeseMan42

Intel is planning to push back the release of its 14nm Kaby Lake processors from early 2016 to September 2016 due to the delays associated with the upcoming Skylake series of processors. Kaby Lake has been inserted as a "buffer" between Skylake and the 10nm Cannonlake processors, "which were originally planned to directly succeed Skylake in 2016...

Comments (0) | July 8, 2015 09:41AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with several items to help get you through the day. We have a review of the Intel Core i7-5775C Broadwell processor, the company's tick in its tick-tock release pattern, with Broadwell being a die shrink instead of a new microarchitecture. There is a look at the Lian Li PC-T80 Test Bench, an open air model that...

Comments (0) | July 8, 2015 07:51AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Rockstar Editor Contest Winner Announced

Back in May, Rockstar launched a contest for people to create the official music video for "Leave" by Wavves, which is featured on The Lab radio station in Grand Theft Auto V. As the title suggests, the song is about leaving a bad situation, so the winning video, by Social Club member TeahMAP, features an action-packed, daytime prison break.

Al...

Comments (0) | July 8, 2015 06:00AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Currently batteries dominate for energy storage, but they are not always the ideal choice. Batteries work well for storing large amount of energy, but are not able to deliver powerful bursts of energy on demand, without being larger than desirable. One solution is to add supercapacitors to the mix, and researchers at MIT have discovered a new ap...

Comments (0) | July 8, 2015 03:53AM PST | gebraset

AMD just cannot seem to catch a break when it comes to its own financial wellbeing. According to a press release recently published, AMD noted that investors should expect revenue to be down eight percent sequentially, which is two percent lower than its worst case scenario financial situation the chipmaker described in a conference call with fi...

Comments (0) | July 7, 2015 04:18PM PST | CheeseMan42
Mushkin Announces ECO2 Memory

Mushkin has announced the launch of its newest memory line, the ECO2 Series, targeted towards "value-minded gamers and enthusiasts." The memory utilizes a low profile design for its high-grade aluminum silver and black heatsink. The memory runs at DDR3-1600 speeds with CAS Latency of CL9 or CL11 and an operating voltage of 1.35V. It will be avai...

Comments (0) | July 7, 2015 06:16AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If there is one field research will always continue in, it is medicine where new materials and techniques are constantly being developed. This work could eventually lead to new cures and treatments for accelerating healing. One example of this is advanced hydrogels that can promote the healing of tissues, and now researchers at Brigham and Women...

Comments (0) | July 7, 2015 05:28AM PST | gebraset

Just last week, it was reported that Microsoft released build 10159 of Windows 10 to its testing audience, with the company successfully eliminating over 300 bugs from the upcoming operating system. The next day, Microsoft revealed just how the upgrade path for Windows 10 would work and also released build 10162 of Windows 10, showing just how d...

Comments (2) | July 6, 2015 07:25PM PST | gebraset
Realtek Hopes to Regain Market Share with New Dragon Onboard LAN Solution

Motherboard manufacturers for years have been utilizing Intel and Killer Ethernet chips on a variety of enthusiast products, mainly due to the lower latency, lower driver overhead, and other advantages that the chips offer. This move by motherboard manufacturers has placed Realtek on the back burner, but the company is hoping that it can regain ...

Comments (0) | July 6, 2015 05:11PM PST | CheeseMan42

Ben Caudill, a security researcher at Rhino Security Labs, is planning to show off a "hardware proxy" that he created called ProxyHam at the DefCon hacking conference next month. With this device Caudill hopes to make it more difficult to find Internet users that wish to remain anonymous through the use of proxies. The ProxyHam works by connecti...

Comments (2) | July 6, 2015 04:23PM PST | CheeseMan42

Previous rumors surrounding the upcoming Intel Skylake-S Core i7-6700K and i5-6600K unlocked CPUs pointed to a reveal at Gamescom 2015 from August 5-9. The latest news is a roadmap obtained by Chinese website Benchlife that confirms the August 5 end of embargo date. The two "enthusiast" CPUs will launch with the latest Z170 chipset motherboards ...

Comments (0) | July 6, 2015 02:29PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Chances are we are all familiar with the staying power of glitter, as it somehow manages to cling to us long after we thought we removed it. As frustrating as glitter may be, imagine if you were working with nanostructures and had to separate them from whatever they are attached to. Some separation methods do exist, but they often require specif...

Comments (0) | July 6, 2015 10:36AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with plenty of items on the docket for the day. We have a review on the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked, as well as the XFX R9 380 4G DD and XFX R9 290 Double Dissipation to cover both video card camps. The SilverStone Fortress FT05 case gets put to the test to see if it can house your rig. On the storage side, the Sa...

Comments (0) | July 6, 2015 06:50AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For many systems, a lot of energy can be lost to the environment, and cars are a prime example of this, largely for the heat lost from combustion. Cars also lose a fair amount of energy due to the friction between their tires and the road; as much as 10% of the vehicle's fuel goes to this. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison have...

Comments (0) | July 5, 2015 12:57PM PST | CheeseMan42

Telltale Games is the developer behind popular point and click adventure games based on franchises like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. The company has just announced at Minecon over the weekend that Minecraft will be the next property to be adapted. In Minecraft: Story Mode, gamers will follow Jesse as he and his friends "set out on a jou...

Comments (2) | July 3, 2015 08:26PM PST | bp9801

Back in the late 1980s, Nintendo and Sony were collaborating on a game console that would merge cartridge and CD-based systems into one. This Play Station could play SNES-CD games, SNES cartridge games, and would make use of Sony's SPC 700 chip for eight-channel sound. The partnership would also result in the SNES-CD, an attachment for current S...

Comments (0) | July 3, 2015 09:40AM PST | bp9801

The last day of the week is here, and before the weekend festivities for those in the US begin, why not kick it off with some reviews and articles. There is a look at the Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD, which uses a Phison S10 controller and offers plenty of space for those needing an upgrade or a new primary drive in their computer. If you ha...

Comments (0) | July 3, 2015 07:47AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Some phones today feature fingerprint sensors that can be used to unlock the device. While this is a neat idea, the sensors can be fooled with just a picture of the correct print. As reported by the American Institute of Physics, researchers have created a superior fingerprint sensor for phones that uses more secure 3D images instead.

The new s...

Comments (4) | July 3, 2015 04:55AM PST | gebraset
ASUS Begins Selling the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Strix Graphics Card

ASUS, a Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company, has officially began selling its GeForce GTX 980 Ti Strix graphics card. The latest video card by ASUS aims to impress, as it offers gamers with boost clock speeds of up to 1291MHz in gaming mode and 1317MHz in OC mode, a DirectCU III cooler that features zero fan noise w...

Comments (0) | July 2, 2015 12:20PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Broforce Receives New Content for Fourth of July

In time for the Fourth of July, Broforce is receiving the Freedom Update that adds two new bros, new melee attacks, and a new flexing feature to the fight against "rampant un-Americanism." The new bros are the Brocketeer, wearing a jet-pack and armed with a dive bomb move, and the Scottish-American hero of legend. The new melee attacks include t...

Comments (0) | July 2, 2015 10:19AM PST | bp9801
Microsoft Details the Upgrade Plans for Windows 10

Windows 10, the latest and greatest operating system from Microsoft, is due to arrive at the end of this month. It is a free upgrade for the first year for anyone who wants to take advantage of the offer, which is a fantastic gesture from the folks in Redmond. OEMs and retailers will be receiving their versions of the OS before long to ensure ne...

Comments (0) | July 2, 2015 09:36AM PST | bp9801

The second day of July is here, and with it comes a few items to help you get through the day. We have an examination of the water pump noise from AMD's initial run of Radeon R9 Fury X video cards. Keeping with the liquid cooler, but switching to the CPU side, there is a review of the NZXT Kraken X41 CPU cooler, which features a a thicker radiat...






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