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Comments (0) | February 11, 2016 07:16AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Thin film transistors (TFTs) are normally found in low-power, low-frequency devices because they lack the performance necessary for more powerful technologies. That could be changing soon though, thanks to researchers at the University of Alberta and the new architecture they have designed. This work could be used to create advance flexible tech...

Comments (0) | February 10, 2016 08:51PM PST | gebraset
GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition Now Available from EVGA

EVGA has officially released the GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition, the company's latest video card aimed at gamers and those who want a stellar virtual reality experience. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition is available with the reference NVIDIA cooler, as well as EVGA's ACX 2.0+ cooler that provides improved cooling, reduced fan noise, and better o...

Comments (0) | February 10, 2016 03:55PM PST | CheeseMan42

Mode 7 Games has announced a sequel to its 2011 strategy game Frozen Synapse, to be released sometime this year. Frozen Synapse 2 has been in development "for quite a long time" according to the announcement made on Twitter by co-founder Paul Kilduff-Taylor. Not much more is known about the game at this time, with the developer promising to rele...

Comments (0) | February 10, 2016 09:58AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with several items along the way to get you through the day. There's a look at the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX case, a small yet striking case with its black exterior and red interior to set it apart from the crowd. For some power needs, we have a review on the EVGA 750W GQ power supply, which is a budget model for ...

Comments (0) | February 10, 2016 08:58AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Carbon nanotubes are an interesting material with multiple forms and many possible applications. For some of these applications though, they have to be very pure and removing imperfections can be difficult and costly. Researchers at Rice University though have discovered that microwaving the nanotubes can make removing impurities a lot easier th...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 04:38PM PST | CheeseMan42

Oculus has announced a number of "Oculus Ready" systems from ASUS, Alienware, and Dell. The systems start at $1,500 when bundled with the Rift, including a bundle discount. The cheapest system features an Intel Core i5-6400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, 8GB of DDR4, and a 1TB hard drive. At the other end of the spectrum the system uses a Core i7-5820...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 04:34PM PST | gebraset

In July of last year, it was reported that Skylake processors from Intel that were not a part of the K-series would be able to be overclocked due to changes made by motherboard manufacturers. Then, in December of last year, ASRock released a BIOS update that enabled overclocking for Intel Skylake CPUs that were not marketed as being overclockabl...

Comments (3) | February 9, 2016 04:14PM PST | CheeseMan42

The Intel Core i7-6700K is the "flagship" processor of the Skylake architecture with a base speed of 4GHz, but the base speed is never enough for some people. Overclocker Chi-Kui Lam managed to achieve a clock speed of 7025.66MHz, breaking the record for highest clock speed on the new architecture, but falling short of the highest clock speed of...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 10:08AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Starting the end of January, Ubisoft held a closed beta for the upcoming Tom Clancy's The Division game and if you missed it, do not worry, you will get a second chance soon. Today Ubisoft has announced The Division is getting an open beta February 19-21 for the PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. For Xbox One players it starts a day early, so you ...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 09:58AM PST | bp9801

Another Tuesday has arrived, bringing with it a couple of items for you to check out. We have a review of the NZXT Manta case that offers some unique external styling thanks to the curved panels and an overall clean appearance. If you need a case that's even smaller, perhaps the Fractal Design Core 500 SFF case is for you, with this tiny case ho...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 09:50AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Back in August 2014, Amazon surprised a great many by purchasing Twitch for almost $1 billion. The company's latest move is perhaps less surprising though as it has launched its own game engine, Lumberyard. This engine is based on technologies from CryEngine, Double Helix Games, which was also purchased by Amazon in 2014, and AWS, or Amazon Web ...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 09:19AM PST | Onion

Sony-Asia has announced its first solid state drives that will sell in retail. The Asia-based company is being careful and testing its regional market with only two models of its SSD, a 240 GB and a 480 GB version. Sony’s SLW-M SSDs come in the standard 2.5 inch form factor and use a SATA-6 Gbps interface. The drives are said to be capable of up...

Comments (0) | February 9, 2016 08:59AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Pollen is a fairly common material in Nature, and for those with allergies, it may be a bit too common. Either way this makes it interesting as a potential feedstock and researchers at Purdue University have found an intriguing use for it. By processing pollen into carbon, the researchers were able to create anodes for lithium-ion batteries with...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2016 11:12PM PST | gebraset

Kingston Digital, the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, has revealed that it has officially acquired the assets and USB technology of IronKey from Imation. The acquisition provides customers with a comprehensive set of products and solutions, thereby demonstrating the commitment that Kingston has when it comes to providing t...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2016 07:04PM PST | Onion

Much to the delight of 4K TV owners, the first 4K Blu-Ray player is now on sale. Samsung’s UBD-K8500 was scheduled to roll out in March after being announced in Q4 2015, but some shops already have the player in stock. Customers ordering from Best Buy have been informed that it will ship on February 10. The Samsung UBD-K8500 can stream 4K vid...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2016 05:12PM PST | CheeseMan42

It is no secret that when comparing the graphics and performance of a game released on both PC and consoles, the PC version usually comes out on top due to a number of factors including more powerful hardware and customization options. Ubisoft is now facing accusations that the PC version of its upcoming game The Division is being "held back" by...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2016 04:53PM PST | CheeseMan42
Phanteks Announces Eclipse P400 and P400S Cases

Phanteks has announced its latest case series with the Eclipse P400 and P400S. The P400S is the Silent Edition of the base model case and both cases will be available in Satin Black, Anthracite Grey, and Glacier White. The cases are described as "compact midtowers that are easy for beginning PC builders that want to create a clean and beautiful ...

Comments (3) | February 8, 2016 01:23PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

With both AMD and NVIDIA making major shifts to 14 nm production nodes this year, there has been a great deal of interest in any bit of information about the upcoming GPU series. This latest data point comes from Zauba's shipping database where it lists a C99 graphics card, with a per unit value of roughly $1700. It is not clear what this is exa...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2016 10:11AM PST | bp9801

A new week begins with some items for you to check out, starting with the Scythe Ninja 4 SCNH-4000 CPU cooler. This cooler is a tower-style heat sink that may seem massive, yet can help lower system noise thanks to a quiet fan. We also have the QNAP TS-453A 4-bay QTS-Ubuntu Combo NAS, which can work as a home server or full on media center thank...

Comments (0) | February 8, 2016 06:28AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Neural networks and artificial intelligence are both things that have seemed to largely exist in science fiction for a long time, but recently advanced computer systems have been making them a reality. For most people though, these systems are something remote that data has to be sent to for processing. Thanks to researchers at MIT, we may actua...

Comments (0) | February 7, 2016 01:33AM PST | gebraset
Horus GK2000 Gaming Keyboard Announced by ASUS ROG

ASUS Republic of Gamers has officially announced the Horus GK2000 gaming keyboard. The Horus GK2000 is a mechanical input device that features Cherry MX Red switches, CNC-processed aluminum accents with a special top coating, an anodized keyboard plate with a brushed finish, and red LED lighting. The latest keyboard from ASUS ROG comes with an e...

Comments (0) | February 5, 2016 09:55AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week has arrived, but before the weekend hits, we have a couple items for you to check out. There's a look at the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Keyboard, which uses the company's own Romer-G switches and a fairly clean look to deliver a keyboard that should appeal to nearly everyone. Our other item is a new case mod ...

Comments (0) | February 5, 2016 06:23AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The next game in the TrackMania franchise, TrackMania Turbo, is releasing on March 22 for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. The game has over 200 tracks in four environments; Rollercoaster Lagoon, International Stadium, Canyon Grand Drift, and Valley Down & Dirty. The first is set in a tropical paradise while the latter three are returning areas ...

Comments (0) | February 5, 2016 01:24AM PST | gebraset
BitFenix Introduces Alchemy 2.0 Modular Cables

BitFenix, a creator of hardware and peripherals that grant the user the utmost control, strength, and performance to complete their computing tasks, has officially released the Alchemy 2.0 modular cable. Alchemy 2.0 improves on the original Alchemy product line thanks to the feedback received from some of the world’s most prolific case modders. ...

Comments (0) | February 5, 2016 12:59AM PST | gebraset

AMD has officially released a hotfix for version 16.1.1 of its Radeon Software Crimson Edition, which the company pushed to Radeon users just days ago. The hotfix release includes some important highlights, such as Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider AMD Crossfire profiles, as well as performance and quality improvements for Rise of the Tomb R...

Comments (0) | February 4, 2016 10:30PM PST | bp9801
Greetings, Commander; XCOM 2's Launch Trailer Has Arrived

The day has finally arrived, where all of humanity can rise up and take back the planet from the alien menace. XCOM 2 has officially arrived in all regions, and whether you're taking a break from playing, waiting for it to download, or are on the fence about it, the launch trailer gives you a taste at what to expect. It's a little different, act...

Comments (1) | February 4, 2016 10:21PM PST | bp9801
Hell Awaits You in the DOOM Campaign Trailer

Hell is coming and it's up to you to fight back. In DOOM, that's exactly what we're up against, as you step back into the shoes of the DOOM Marine to combat the rampaging horde of demons, imps, and other hellspawn. Bethesda and id Software have revealed the game's campaign trailer, which gives us a glimpse at what to expect when DOOM arrives lat...

Comments (0) | February 4, 2016 05:20PM PST | CheeseMan42

The "Maker Movement" and 3D printing are very popular topics these days with several companies involved and an increasing number of resources for aspiring makers. Thermaltake is launching a website geared towards people that want to 3D print their own computer components and describes it as "a platform established for DIY and Modding enthusiasts...

Comments (0) | February 4, 2016 11:32AM PST | bp9801

The first week of February is approaching its end, with a few things to help get you through the day. We have a look at the Corsair Carbide 400Q case, a small model with sound dampening material to give you a silent build to place in any room of your home. If you need something just for your living room, perhaps the Zotac NEN SN970 Steam Machine...

Comments (0) | February 4, 2016 09:33AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It is being reported that Toshiba is expecting its full year loss to be greater than the $4.6 billion previously predicted. The new expectation is that it will be a $6 billion dollar loss, and this is all following a $1.3 billion accounting scandal from 2009. That scandal involved an overstatement of profits and has led the company to restructur...

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