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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 ...

Comments (0) | August 10, 2015 09:17AM PST | bp9801

A new week has arrived, and with it comes several items to help get your week started. The MSI Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard gets tested to see how this new chipset handles Intel's Skylake processors. We also have the Fractal Design Core 1500 case, which has all the features of a larger case, but in a smaller and more affordable solution. An artic...

Comments (0) | August 10, 2015 05:23AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Anyone performing an experiment likes it when there are the fewest number of variables involved, but actually achieving this can be very difficult. In the quantum realm where even small phenomena can collapse the system, removing noise and the like is even more important. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have successfully cr...

Comments (0) | August 10, 2015 03:39AM PST | gebraset

MSI has chosen Gamescom 2015 to confirm to the public that it is indeed working on a Lightning version of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti. The card is under development as of right now, and while a prototype was not on display at this year’s Gamescom, the card is meant to compete against the likes of the EVGA GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N. The running rumor ...

Comments (3) | August 7, 2015 11:36AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

After being contacted by a user on August 5, Mozilla has discovered and already built patches for a rather serious exploit. Before getting to that, if you use Firefox you should probably update to version 39.0.3 or Firefox ESR 38.1.1, depending on your version. To have the browser check for the update you can go to 'Help' -> 'About Firefox' and ...

Comments (0) | August 7, 2015 10:47AM PST | CheeseMan42
Thermaltake Adds Core V1 Snow Mini ITX to Case Offerings

Thermaltake continues to add to the Core lineup of cases with the Core V1 Snow Mini ITX offering after announcing the Core V51 Riing Edition earlier this week. The case sports a white exterior and is split into two chambers, the upper chamber for "cooling performance and efficiency" and a lower chamber for the power supply and cable management. ...

Comments (0) | August 7, 2015 10:36AM PST | CheeseMan42

The Intel Extreme Masters gaming series from ESL has entered its tenth season, with the second event currently occurring at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. StarCraft II will be played for the second time this season while Counter-Strike: Global Offensive makes its first appearance after being added for season 10. As the official motherboard and gr...

Comments (0) | August 7, 2015 09:13AM PST | bp9801

The end of the first week of August is here, but not before some items arrive to get you through to the weekend. Intel's new Core i7-6700K processor gets reviewed to see what kind of boost Skylake can bring to your system. To run the new processor, you'll need a brand new motherboard, and luckily the MSI Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard is reviewed t...

Comments (0) | August 7, 2015 06:27AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Ever since unconventional, or high temperature, superconductors were discovered researchers around the world have been trying to understand how the phenomenon occurs. Now those at Brookhaven National Laboratory and ORNL have discovered that current theories for iron-based superconductors may be wrong. Instead of finding a link between long-range...

Comments (0) | August 7, 2015 05:58AM PST | gebraset

iBUYPOWER, a company that has been delivering some of the best gaming systems for the most discerning gamers since 1995, has officially announced that the latest Intel Skylake processors are available in select systems. Gamers will benefit from the overclocking potential, Turbo Boost Technology, and DDR4 support of the quad core i5-6600K and i7-...

Comments (1) | August 7, 2015 05:35AM PST | gebraset

TRENDnet, a company who has been building network solutions since 1990 and is a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, has announced that its metal-enclosed network switches now come with a limited lifetime warranty. This warranty is only applicable to purchases made within the United States of America and Canada, but is ret...

Comments (0) | August 7, 2015 05:27AM PST | gebraset
NVIDIA Supplies Computers Running Black Ops 3 at Gamescom 2015

Treyarch, the developer of the latest upcoming Call of Duty title known as Black Ops 3, has revealed that the computers powering the first person shooter title at Gamescom 2015 have been provided by NVIDIA. The rigs feature an interesting and aesthetically pleasing design, and happen to be running Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at 4K, thanks to the i...

Comments (0) | August 6, 2015 02:07PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Since they entered the commercial market, lithium-ion batteries have proven themselves to be invaluable for mobile technologies, but sadly improving them has been difficult. This is because many possible ways to improve them have serious flaws, such as reduced lifespans and fire dangers. Researchers at MIT and Tsinghua University have recently d...

Comments (0) | August 6, 2015 11:35AM PST | CheeseMan42
BIOSTAR Announces Gaming Z170X Motherboard for Intel Skylake CPUs

BIOSTAR has announced the newest addition to its Gaming Z170 lineup, the Gaming Z170X, targeted at the latest Intel Skylake CPUs. The board is built around Intel socket 1151 with four DDR4 slots, three PCIe x16 3.0 slots, and support for SATA Express 16Gb/s storage. The board has a broad array of rear panel connections including six USB 3.0, two...

Comments (0) | August 6, 2015 11:18AM PST | CheeseMan42

Overclocker Chi-Kui Lam has set a new world record in DDR4 memory frequency using G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 memory at a speed of 4795.8MHz. The new record was set using the latest Intel i7-6700K CPU running on an ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboard. Liquid nitrogen was used to keep all system components running at an acceptable temperature. The Ripjaws 4...

Comments (0) | August 6, 2015 09:49AM PST | bp9801

A new day is here, and with it comes a couple of items to get you closer to the weekend. We have a review of the ASUS Z170-A motherboard to use with the new Intel Skylake processors without breaking the bank, while still giving you USB 3.1, SATA Express and M.2, and overclocking potential. For those needing a new video card, there's the Zotac GT...

Comments (0) | August 6, 2015 06:34AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Semiconductors are critical to computers because they allow for nanoscale electronic switches to be built. They do have limits though, as the switches can only go so small and they put out a fair amount of heat. For some time now researchers have been working on switches without semiconductors, and those at Michigan Technological University have...

Comments (0) | August 5, 2015 04:41PM PST | bp9801

AMD's new line of video cards, the R9 Fury X and Fury, are slowly finding their way into the hands of consumers, but it seems R9 Fury owners can get a pleasant surprise. A tool is available to unlock the R9 Fury into an R9 Fury X video card, granting a higher level of performance than the card already has. Hawaii and Tonga video cards can also u...

Comments (1) | August 5, 2015 02:09PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Flash memory has done a lot to change the state of electronics, as the medium is nonvolatile and much faster than traditional, magnetic HDDs. We are not done with magnets though, especially with the amount of effort being invested into spintronics that will enable computers to boot in an instant and use significantly less power. Researchers at t...

Comments (6) | August 5, 2015 10:36AM PST | CheeseMan42

Microsoft has announced at Gamescom that the Xbox One will soon have "full-featured DVR functionality" that will be available to all owners with no additional subscription required. Television shows can be recorded in the background and can be streamed to Windows 10 devices using the Xbox app. The recordings can also be transferred to other devi...






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