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Comments (0) | May 4, 2015 05:17AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The future of many technologies may be flat, thanks to advances with two-dimensional materials like graphene, boron nitride (BN), and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). The last of those three materials is of special interest to some as it is the only of the three to be a natural semiconductor, but its performance tends to be less than predicted. Rese...

Comments (0) | May 3, 2015 06:42AM PST | CheeseMan42
Details Released For Batman: Arkham Knight DLC

In the past week Rocksteady has released a new trailer and announced a DLC season pass for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight. Up until now it was only known that the season pass would set you back $40, but the company has now revealed what you will get for your money. The DLC will be released over the course of six months after the game is rele...

Comments (0) | May 1, 2015 02:48PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The brain is an extraordinary organ that humanity may never fully grasp, but that does not stop us from trying. One of the fundamental functions of the human brain is to store memories, and for some the brain has difficulty forming new memories, so a better understanding of the processes involved could lead to treatments for them. Now researcher...

Comments (0) | May 1, 2015 02:22PM PST | bp9801
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is Looking Gorgeous With Six New Screenshots

Today marks the first day of May, which means the wait is almost over for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The boots of Geralt await us, and to help tide you over a little bit longer we have six new screenshots. In them we have Geralt taking on some bandits in a three on one fight, which may not seem entirely fair, but then again, they're the fools tak...

Comments (14) | May 1, 2015 01:58PM PST | CheeseMan42

AMD first released the R9 285 based on the Tonga GPU last year at a price point of $249. The R9 285 offered performance similar to the R9 280 and 280X with a price that was between the other two cards. Both the 280 and 280X have received price cuts since launch, but the 285 is now in line with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 for both price and perfor...

Comments (3) | May 1, 2015 10:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Want to see multiple scenes with over 63 million polygons in it being rendered in real-time? Of course you do, so check out the video below where Square Enix, Microsoft, and NVIDIA show off the power of DirectX 12 with a project called WITCH CHAPTER 0 [cry] at Microsoft’s BUILD 2015 conference. That 63 million polygons is some 6 to 12 times more...

Comments (0) | May 1, 2015 09:19AM PST | bp9801

Today is May Day, and to help kick it off we have some items for you to check out and wrap up the week with. There is a look at the SilverStone Mammoth MM01, a case that lives up to its name while also providing a HEPA air filter and spill-proof panels. We also have 20 of the worst PC setups seen throughout the month of April, so if you need som...

Comments (0) | May 1, 2015 06:15AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

When X-ray photography was first discovered, it allowed us to peer into places previously impossible, and we may see a revolution like that happen again with terahertz radiation. Though at a much lower frequency, this form of light can be used to identify various illnesses and materials, at range and without damaging the subject. To best accompl...

Comments (0) | May 1, 2015 05:58AM PST | gebraset

The parent company of Grooveshark, Escape Media, has announced that it has officially shutdown the service after settling a copyright infringement lawsuit that it has been battling for years. Grooveshark, which launched in 2007 and let millions of web and mobile users stream an unlimited number of songs from major record labels such as Universal...

Comments (0) | May 1, 2015 05:35AM PST | gebraset
XIGMATEK Launches Nebula C in Multiple Spring Colors

XIGMATEK, a manufacturer of computer peripherals and thermal solutions, has launched its Nebula C in multiple springtime colors. The Nebula C, which is available in white, pink, purple, yellow, and two shades of green, is a mini-ITX case that features support for CPU colors up to 80mm tall, graphics cards up to 230mm long, and a standard ATX PSU...

Comments (0) | April 30, 2015 04:16PM PST | CheeseMan42

As part of the Build 2015 conference, Microsoft has announced the Windows 10 Internet of Things Core Insider Preview. This new version of Windows targets small computing devices such as the Raspberry Pi 2, Arduino, and Minnowboard Max and will be available "free for Makers and commercial device builders." Microsoft is hoping to enter a market th...

Comments (2) | April 30, 2015 03:57PM PST | CheeseMan42

Rumors surrounding the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti have been making the rounds this month, with sources confirming a number of these rumors to Videocardz. The card will have 6GB of VRAM as initially rumored, half of the 12GB found in a TITAN X card. The 980 Ti will be available with several different cooling options including reference, water, and...

Comments (0) | April 30, 2015 02:11PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Lithium-ion batteries are used in so many devices they practically surround us, and while most of the time this is not an issue, there are rare occasions when these batteries will explode. Obviously it is not good when a single battery explodes, but often one explosion can cause a chain reaction and neighboring batteries will explode as well. Re...

Comments (0) | April 30, 2015 08:59AM PST | bp9801
Windows 10's Project Spartan Browser Gets Renamed Microsoft Edge

Microsoft unveiled Project Spartan, a brand new Web browser for Windows 10, earlier this year. It has a new rendering engine, said to be faster and less resource intensive than Internet Explorer, and would better compete with the likes of Chrome and Firefox. Project Spartan is Microsoft's browser for Windows 10, with Internet Explorer being rele...

Comments (0) | April 30, 2015 05:29AM PST | gebraset

In order to provide GeForce owners with the best experience when it comes to the prerelease versions of Windows 10, NVIDIA has launched its GeForce 352.63 beta driver. The driver, which is only compatible with GeForce 900, 700, and 600 series GPUs, as well as 900M, 800M, 700M, and 600M series GPUs, provides proper support for WDDM 2.0 and Direct...

Comments (0) | April 30, 2015 05:22AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For most people, it may be hard to imagine something happening in a trillionth of a second, but for some researchers, that is how fast the processes they are trying to study occur. As you can guess, that tremendous speed makes studying these processes difficult, which is why one group of researchers have created a new camera to capture what happ...

Comments (0) | April 30, 2015 05:12AM PST | gebraset

ASUSTOR, a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has revealed that it will be showcasing some exciting and innovative products at this year’s Computex. Some of the products that ASUSTOR will exhibit include its 2, 3, 5, and 7 series rackmount and tower model devices, as well as the soon to be released 61 series and 10 seri...

Comments (0) | April 29, 2015 06:59PM PST | gebraset

GoPro has revealed in its first quarter earnings results that it has acquired Kolor, a French software maker that specializes in meshing together photos and videos into interactive content. GoPro currently thrives on sales from adventure and sports enthusiasts who purchase the cameras for skiing, racing, skydiving, surfing, and more, but is look...

Comments (9) | April 29, 2015 03:51PM PST | CheeseMan42

Details about the Intel 6th Generation Core processors, currently know as Skylake, have begun to leak over the past week starting with the processors and followed by compatible motherboards. The first rumored benchmarks for the quad core i7 6700K have been obtained by PCFRM that pit the new CPU against current offerings from Intel and AMD. Bench...

Comments (0) | April 29, 2015 03:32PM PST | CheeseMan42

Cable Mod has announced the availability of the B-Series Premium Cable Kits, designed for compatibility with be quiet! Dark Power Pro and Straight Power PSUs, joining offerings for Corsair, EVGA, and Seasonic PSUs. The cables are designed using ModFlex material that "bring supreme flexibility and a luxurious look to any PC." Case interiors will ...

Comments (0) | April 29, 2015 02:26PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

I think it is safe to say that the people behind the Kinect at Microsoft probably did not anticipate the myriad of ways people would use it. Beyond gaming the sensor has applications for robotics, cars, medicine, and much more, but it also has several limitations. Researchers at Northwestern University decided to see if they could overcome those...

Comments (0) | April 29, 2015 09:48AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with several reviews for you to check out and get through the day. There is a look at the new Kingston HyperX Savage SSD, with the 240GB model being put to the test to see just how fast it truly is. Another Kingston SSD also gets reviewed, but this one is the Predator PCIe M.2 SSD, which has a read speed of 1400MB...

Comments (1) | April 29, 2015 06:04AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The engines of planes and helicopters can be very loud, but there is little that can be done about it. Modern aircraft bodies use a honeycomb-like structure to stay light, but they do little to block noise and adding insulation would add too much weight to be viable. Researchers at North Carolina State University and MIT may have a solution thou...

Comments (0) | April 29, 2015 12:05AM PST | bp9801
Geralt Shows His Softer Side in New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Screenshots

The days keep dwindling down to the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, as just a few short weeks remain now. We've had screenshots from the lead designer recently, and now some new screenshots, by way of Reddit user Tavarish, have appeared that show a little softer side to Geralt, a bit more of his charm as he gets a little close with a couple...

Comments (0) | April 28, 2015 07:27PM PST | gebraset
New Type-C USB Flash Drive Being Developed by Patriot

Patriot, a manufacturer of enthusiast memory modules, flash memory, and mobile accessory products, has officially announced that it is actively developing a new Type-C USB flash drive. The storage device, which comes equipped with a polished metal exterior, offers consumers with true compatibility as it features a small Type-C port on one side a...

Comments (0) | April 28, 2015 07:06PM PST | gebraset

Google has officially updated its Maps application to version 9.8, which ushers in two notable features that will likely become quite popular with users. The first feature is the ability to upload a batch of photos to Google Maps, allowing users to share their experiences with others in a more seamless and content rich manner. The second feature...

Comments (0) | April 28, 2015 03:50PM PST | CheeseMan42

It appears that the next version of Ubuntu, 15.10 to be released in October, will be offered in a Debian package version and a Snappy version. The move was announced by Ubuntu Desktop Engineering Manager Will Cooke who said, "Our plan for 15.10 (which is still being finalised, and will be discussed in more depth at UOS in a couple of weeks) is t...

Comments (0) | April 28, 2015 02:28PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Holography is an interesting field of science with how it can create three-dimensional views with two-dimensional systems. This is something you can see in credit cards and even some banknotes, and back in 1997 it was suggested that the principles of holography could be applied to the Universe itself. Now researchers at the Vienna University of ...

Comments (0) | April 28, 2015 10:51AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

With this year's E3 coming up, we can expect to see a lot of rumors of what will be announced then, and plenty of already made the rounds. Now another is that Mafia 3 will be announced at the expo, with a gameplay trailer. Being a rumor, it is hard to say what detail may be accurate, if any of them are, but here is the speculation so far: The ne...

Comments (3) | April 28, 2015 10:33AM PST | bp9801

Late last week, Avalanche Studios teased that it would have both Just Cause 3 and Mad Max gameplay trailers for us on Friday. Well, the Mad Max trailer arrived as expected, but Just Cause 3 was a little delayed because of a social media campaign. We finally have that trailer today, and boy does it look good. The Just Cause 3 Gameplay Reveal trai...






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