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Comments (0) | March 1, 2017 10:45AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
DiRT 4 Editions Announced: Day One and Special

DiRT 4 is slated to launch in June this year for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, and for fans of the franchise, two special editions of have announced for the title. The Day One Edition features an exclusive Hyundai R5 rally car, a unique event, and Founder Icon. The event will take place only on June 9, 10, and 11. The Special Edition includes...

Comments (0) | March 1, 2017 10:22AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

I do not recall when I saw the first rumor, but it is not official that YouTube TV is coming to the United States. It is another cord-cutting TV streaming service that allows you to watch various television channels, while costing significantly less than many cable plans. For just $35 a month you get access to over 40 networks, some local statio...

Comments (0) | March 1, 2017 09:57AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The Game Developers Conference is a time we see many announcements come out from various companies, and yesterday AMD had its turn at its Capsaicin event. Among the reveals at the event was that AMD and Bethesda Softworks have formed a long-term strategic partnership with the purpose of advancing the games industry. With game developers and grap...

Comments (0) | March 1, 2017 07:49AM PST | bp9801

March is upon us, with a few items to help kick off the month. There's a look at the AMD Zen and the company's approach to CPU design, giving us an idea of just what goes into the new products that are arriving soon. Something else that's new and on the horizon is a new performance tool from NVIDIA, as its FCAT VR provides a more accurate way to...

Comments (0) | February 28, 2017 10:28PM PST | bp9801
NVIDIA Officially Announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti; $699 on March 10

There's a new king on the block, and it's one that has long been rumored. NVIDIA officially took the wraps off its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and man does it sound impressive as can be. It packs 3,584 CUDA cores and 11GB of GDDR5X VRAM, offering performance that's 35% faster than the GTX 1080. Oh, and it's even faster than the Pascal-based TITAN X vid...

Comments (0) | February 28, 2017 08:39AM PST | bp9801

The final day of February is here, with a couple of items to tide you over until March arrives. We have a look at a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition cards in SLI to see just what kind of gaming potential you can get when you combine the two cards together. Convenience is great, especially when it comes to a computer, which is whe...

Comments (3) | February 27, 2017 05:32PM PST | CheeseMan42
Largest Capacity Flash Drive Now Available From Kingston

At CES 2017, Kingston unveiled its plans for a 1TB and 2TB USB 3.1 flash drive, known as the DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte (DTUGT). In addition to gaining the distinction of the world's largest capacity flash drive, the DTUGT was awarded Best in Show by Tom's Hardware. Users will be able to store more than 500,000 photos, 160 movies,...

Comments (0) | February 27, 2017 12:20PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For those with the season pass for Tom Clancy's The Division or purchased the DLC separately, the third expansion, Last Stand is launching tomorrow for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Along with the expansion is Update 1.6 that all players will be able to enjoy. In Last Stand parts of the Dark Zone the Joint Task Force was forced to withdraw fr...

Comments (0) | February 27, 2017 11:48AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

I will admit that I have been motivated to purchase at least one game after watching some let's plays in it (Saints Row The Third to be specific) and I doubt I am the only one that can say this. Twitch though is looking to capitalize on phenomenon in Spring when it launches the ability to purchase the game being streamed directly from the channe...

Comments (0) | February 27, 2017 11:26AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last week there appeared to be a leak that a sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was coming, and today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions, the publisher and developer respectively, have officially announced Middle-earth: Shadow of War is coming. I really enjoyed the first game, making it very easy to recommend w...

Comments (0) | February 27, 2017 07:54AM PST | bp9801

The second to last day of February is here, with several items to help kick things off. We have a review of the Intel Kaby Lake Core i3-7350K versus its non-K part to see which one is best. If you happen to not know what your motherboard is, or are working on a PC without knowing the type, we have a handy guide for how to find out that exact inf...

Comments (0) | February 24, 2017 01:21PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Like almost anytime there is a lawsuit between two large companies, things are not over yet. The suit between ZeniMax and Oculus over whether ZeniMax proprietary code was illegally used in creating the Oculus Rift VR headset ended not too long ago. ZeniMax won a $500 million judgement and the jury said that while trade secrets were not stolen, O...

Comments (0) | February 24, 2017 12:52PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There are many systems out there used to secure digital systems and content, and one of them has just been dealt a significant blow. The cryptographic hash function SHA-1 has been dealt its first collision, thanks to Google, effectively confirming it is no longer secure. Luckily there are better versions of the function out there already (SHA-25...

Comments (0) | February 24, 2017 07:49AM PST | bp9801

Friday is upon us, with a couple of items for your viewing pleasure today. We have a review of the Azio Armato Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, which has a single color backlighting and plenty of higher end features, like a magnetic wrist rest, metal construction, and the ability to store everything on the keyboard itself without the need for softwar...

Comments (0) | February 23, 2017 04:40PM PST | CheeseMan42
Sony Announces World's Fastest SD Card

Sony has announced a new line of SD cards, the SF-G Series UHS-II SDXC cards, which it claims are the fastest SD cards available. The cards will be available in capacities of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB with read and write speeds up to 300MB/s and 299MB/s, respectively. Sony is targeting the new cards at photographers, stating that the cards are "idea...

Comments (2) | February 23, 2017 04:27PM PST | CheeseMan42

A series of benchmarks from Ashes of the Singularity for the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 580 paired with an eight core Intel i7 5820k running at 3.3GHz have leaked. In a single card configuration running the 1080p version of the benchmark, the RX 580 managed to hit 72.3 fps. This marks a significant improvement over the card it will be replacing, the...

Comments (2) | February 23, 2017 02:04PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Yesterday AMD launched the new Ryzen R7 CPUs and since then the pre-orders have already placed all three R7 processors on Amazon's Best Sellers list for CPUs. Naturally more information than was officially shown off is coming out now, including a look at the AMD Ryzen Master overclocking utility from The Tech Chap.

First up, it appears each cor...

Comments (0) | February 23, 2017 01:17PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation v2.1 Launches

Last week it was announced that Stardock was merging the two versions of Ashes of the Singularity into Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation and today this merged game has received its version 2.1 update, which is bringing with it some interesting features. One of these is a single-player observer mode so you can watch as the AI fights it out. Pl...

Comments (0) | February 23, 2017 07:57AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, with a few items for you to check out today. There's a review on the GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming 5 motherboard, part of the company's AORUS line, is a high-end model that should provide plenty of enhancements to your new Intel build. If you need to keep things charged while on the go, then perhaps the ADATA A10050QC ...

Comments (0) | February 22, 2017 05:25PM PST | CheeseMan42
Adesso Announces AKB-636 Mechanical Keyboard

The Adesso AKB-636 is a mechanical keyboard with a "retro" design, looking similar to old school typewriters. The keyboard also features N-key rollover and multi-function hotkeys to "give you quick access to your media player tools." The switches have an actuation force of 45-50g and are rated at up to 50 million keystrokes. At an MSRP of $99.99...

Comments (0) | February 22, 2017 05:13PM PST | CheeseMan42

Linux support has finally been added to SteamVR nearly a year after the initial release of the software through a development build. To start getting their hands dirty, developers will need the "latest Steam Beta Client and a Vulkan-friendly beta driver from Nvidia or AMD." As this is a development build of the software, it may not be as stable ...

Comments (0) | February 22, 2017 03:02PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last year three planets were discovered in the TRAPPIST-1 system and today it has been announced that, with the help of the Spitzer Space Telescope, four more planets have been found there, bringing the total to seven. Using Spitzer's data the sizes of these planets have been measured and first estimates of the inner-six's masses have also been ...

Comments (10) | February 22, 2017 10:26AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The day has finally come and AMD has launched its Ryzen 7 CPUs, based on the Zen microarchitecture that has been the focus of demoes, leaks, and rumors for quite a while now. Pre-orders are starting today at over 180 global etailers and boutique OEMs, with worldwide availability being March 2.

The Ryzen 7 line includes three processors: the 180...

Comments (0) | February 22, 2017 07:50AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week has arrived, with several items in tow. We have a review of the Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass Case, offering a stunning style and visual appeal to boost whatever kind of build you have planned. The Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 motherboard gets put to the test to see how Gigabyte's high-end gaming line stacks up to the comp...

Comments (0) | February 21, 2017 11:42AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Hydrogen can be a potent fuel but one issue that has been deviling the adoption of it and the technology that can use it has been transporting the gas. In order to move the gas around like conventional fuels are would practically require a whole new infrastructure, but researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a solution. Ins...

Comments (0) | February 21, 2017 08:02AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, with several items giving you plenty to check out today. There's a review of the RIOTORO CR1080 Compact Case, offering plenty of potential in a small build. If you want an even more unique take on a case, then perhaps the Corsair Bulldog, an HTPC case built for 4K living room gaming, is the one to get. For those after storage, t...

Comments (0) | February 20, 2017 07:48AM PST | bp9801

The final week of February is upon us, with several items kicking it off. There's a review of the Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB Gaming Keyboard, which uses mech-dome keys for a unique take on switches. For a mechanical keyboard, the Cherry MX Board 6.0, the company's flagship model, gets reviewd to see how it compares to other gaming-centric keyboar...

Comments (0) | February 17, 2017 11:27AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Cities: Skylines is Coming to Xbox One

It has been announced by Paradox Interactive and Deep Silver that in Spring of this year, Cities: Skylines will be released on the Xbox One, so console players will get to enjoy this award-winning management game. The Xbox One Edition has been optimized for controllers by Tantalus Media and will include the After Dark expansion that adds tourism...

Comments (0) | February 17, 2017 11:14AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last year Ashes of the Singularity was released by Stardock. It was an RTS unlike others before it thanks to the Nitrous engine that can simulate tens of thousands of units at the same time. To handle this in DirectX 11, the API available at the time Nitrous was first being developed, requires a powerful machine, which worried Stardock as the co...

Comments (0) | February 17, 2017 07:48AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, with several items to get you ready for the weekend. We have a review on the Logitech G533 Wireless Headset, which features some improvements and enhancements over past wireless models to help make it the best one yet. If you're after a new laptop, perhaps the MSI GE62 7RD Apache, with its entry-level price and big g...

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