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Comments (0) | September 23, 2016 03:35PM PST | bp9801
See What Hardware You Need to Run Sid Meier's Civilization VI

We draw closer to October and the impending release of Sid Meier's Civilization VI. The latest entry in the long-running series looks to change up the formula some to how the cities and game look, as well as introduce plenty of new features that might require some getting used to, some of which you can see in the video below. It's a pretty sweet...

Comments (3) | September 23, 2016 01:27PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Recently 2K released The BioShock Collection, bringing the franchise to the current consoles and updating the first two games to remastered versions. If you already owned BioShock or BioShock 2 on Steam, you received the respective remaster for free. Unfortunately it was not a perfect launch for these games, but the developers have responded and...

Comments (0) | September 23, 2016 11:37AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, with a few items along the way to help you start off the weekend. There is a review of the FSP Hydro G 850W Gold PSU, with its hydro dynamic bearing fan and high efficiency, to see if this power supply is one you should consider. For audio needs, we have the Monster Fatal1ty FxM 200 headset, sporting an over ear desi...

Comments (0) | September 22, 2016 04:04PM PST | CheeseMan42

Yahoo has confirmed that it was the victim of a large-scale attack that compromised data for more than 500 million users. Data that was exposed includes "names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and, in some cases, security questions and answers" along with encrypted passwords. Yahoo believes that attack was carried out by a "state-...

Comments (0) | September 22, 2016 01:38PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It can be easy to forget just how important the materials used in a computer or other devices are, as special properties are needed for these systems to work. As we approach the limit of some of the materials we are using currently, new materials need to be discovered to continue developing ever faster and more efficient devices. One goal some r...

Comments (0) | September 22, 2016 11:08AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, with a few items to help you get through this Thursday. We have a review on the Sonnet Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe external drive, featuring 512GB of storage and that Thunderbolt 3 connection for transfer speeds above and beyond 1000MB/s. If you're after some new headphones with active noise canceling to block ou...

Comments (0) | September 21, 2016 04:15PM PST | CheeseMan42

Samsung has added to its V-NAND M.2 SSD lineup with two non-volatile memory express (NVMe) drives. The 960 Pro will be available in capacities of 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB and offers read and write speeds up to 3,500MB/s and 2,100MB/s, respectively. The 960 Evo has capacities of 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB with read and write speeds up to 3,200MB/s and 1,80...

Comments (0) | September 21, 2016 03:57PM PST | CheeseMan42

Microsoft has announced a pair of moves designed to share the wealth with shareholders, a $40 billion share buyback and 8% dividend increase. A similar buyback announced in 2013 is expected to complete this year, with no target completion date set for this buyback. The dividend increase is smaller than the past two years increase of 16% and 11%,...

Comments (1) | September 21, 2016 11:53AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Reading someone's emotions can be very difficult, as some people do not obviously emote and others may try to hide their emotions, but it can be valuable information. For example, when testing a new product or reviewing media, accurately reading a subject's emotions can inform you about what works and what does not. To that end, as well as some ...

Comments (0) | September 21, 2016 11:20AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with several items for your viewing pleasure today. We have a review on the Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 240 AIO cooler, which has a dual chamber cooler to keep your CPU from getting too hot for a longer lifetime. A couple of new SSDs from Samsung, the 960 PRO and 960 EVO, get inspected to see what we can exp...

Comments (0) | September 20, 2016 04:14PM PST | CheeseMan42

A "very good" source with access to an internal server roadmap has revealed some early details on the upcoming AMD Vega 10 and Vega 20 graphics cards. The Vega 10 is built on the 14nm GFX9 architecture with 16GB of HBM2 and 64 Compute Units. It is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2017 with a dual Vega 10 available in the second q...

Comments (0) | September 20, 2016 04:01PM PST | CheeseMan42

SanDisk used the Photokina event in Cologne, Germany this year to show off a 1TB SDXC card prototype, two years after announcing a 512GB model at the same show. The card won't be available any time soon, but it shows that card capacities still have some room to grow. Dinesh Bahal, VP of product management for the Content Solutions Business Unit ...

Comments (0) | September 20, 2016 11:29AM PST | bp9801

Another day is here, with a couple of items for you to check out. We have a review on the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1070 EX OC 8GB video card, offering a large custom cooler for an affordable price to let everyone enjoy the benefits without putting down a ton of cash. Our other item for the day is a battle of the air coolers, as four different CPU coolin...

Comments (0) | September 19, 2016 10:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There have been and are still a number of things AMD has been working on that people have been looking forward to. The Polaris architecture in the RX 400 series of GPUs is one that has already launched and in the first half of next year, the Zen CPU architecture will be released. Between these two releases is the launch of the AM4 socket, which ...

Comments (0) | September 19, 2016 09:59AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with a few items to help welcome it in. We have a look at the MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium motherboard, featuring a different PCB color than many other motherboards on the market, as well as a host of features from steel-plated PCIe and DDR4 slots to USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and just about anything else you can think of. If ...

Comments (0) | September 16, 2016 11:36AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

For those of you who are familiar with the Saitek brand and its line of simulation game controllers, it has a new owner. Mad Catz has sold the brand and it assets to Logitech for a price of $13 million dollars. The CEO of Mad Catz has said that they are happy to see a company like Logitech make this purchase, as it will lead the brand into its n...

Comments (0) | September 15, 2016 01:04PM PST | bp9801

Back when NVIDIA unleashed the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070, there were some wondering if a GTX 1080 Ti would be on the horizon eventually. We've had it with both Kepler and Maxwell, so Pascal should follow suit, right? Well, we got word on the GTX 1060 (plus the reduced core version) and the new TITAN X running on Pascal, but a 1080 Ti was still m...

Comments (0) | September 15, 2016 11:44AM PST | bp9801

Thursday is upon us, with several items along the way for you to check out. There is a review on the Fractal Design Define Nano S, a compact model that can still hold a long video card to keep you gaming at the peak. We have a look at the DeepCool Captain 240 EX AIO Liquid CPU Cooler, which offers better heat dissipation compared to past models,...

Comments (0) | September 15, 2016 10:03AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Ubisoft and Major League Hacking have today announced a season partnership for students to develop hack projects inspired by Watch_Dogs 2 and learn new cybersecurity skills. Major League Hacking is the official student hackathon league, and with how valuable a tool hacking will be in Watch_Dogs 2, this season partnership makes sense.

The idea b...

Comments (0) | September 14, 2016 04:13PM PST | CheeseMan42

When Microsoft released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2, the company announced plans to do the update gradually. A recent e-mail sent out by Microsoft reads, "The Anniversary Update will download and install via Windows Update. The download is automatically available to you. It will begin rolling out on 2 August 2016 and may take u...

Comments (0) | September 14, 2016 11:23AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a couple of items to help get you over the hump. There is a review on the Sapphire RX 480 8GB Nitro+ video card, sporting a custom cooler featuring large 100mm fans and a factory overclock, plus a bunch of neat software features, to keep you gaming for longer. If you're in need of an SD card that can withs...

Comments (0) | September 13, 2016 04:15PM PST | CheeseMan42

Amazon appears to have leaked the price of a cheaper Echo Dot on its Twitter account before deleting the Tweet. The original Dot has been a hot seller since its release in March, with it being sold out since July at a price of $89.99. The Tweet contained the apparent price of $49.99 but didn't have any information about a potential release date....

Comments (0) | September 13, 2016 04:04PM PST | CheeseMan42
HyperX Announces Limited Edition Gears of War Headset

HyperX, the performance focused division of Kingston, has announced the latest version of its CloudX Revolver headset, a limited edition design for fans of the Gears of War series. The headset offers "a studio-grade sound stage that lets gamers hear opponents from farther away" wrapped up in HyperX memory foam earpads and a leather headband for ...

Comments (0) | September 13, 2016 01:11PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you are looking to build a new computer or upgrade a current one with SSDs in place of traditional hard drives, a new option has been announced by Toshiba under the OCZ brand. The new OCZ VX500 SSD series is meant to handle the amount of writing some of us put our drives through, as part of content creation or revolving storage, with enduranc...

Comments (0) | September 13, 2016 10:25AM PST | bp9801

Another day is upon us, with a few items for you to check out. There is a review on the Crucial MX300 525 and 1050GB SSDs, offering plenty of storage at fast read and write speeds with 3D NAND powering the way. For another storage option, the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD gets reviewed to see what this mainstream option in the company's line bring...

Comments (0) | September 13, 2016 09:35AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The name Stephen Cabrinety might not be one you recognize, but there is a chance you have heard about something he did before his death in 1995. He collected various pieces of software starting in the 1980s and this collection eventually grew to contain some 25,000 pieces of software and video games, even in their original packaging, and many pi...

Comments (0) | September 12, 2016 12:28PM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with a few items to kick it off. We have another look at the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 Gaming X 8G video cards to see what these two flagship models from the company have to offer. If you'd rather check out the AMD side, there are six generations of AMD cards compared in the $200 bracket to see just how much the perfor...

Comments (0) | September 12, 2016 09:27AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
System Specs Released for Mafia III

Like with any PC release, more information about Mafia III is being revealed the closer we get to its October 7 launch. The latest pieces of information are the minimum and recommended system requirements.

Common Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 64 bit
  • Free Storage Space: 50 GB

Minimum Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel i5-2500K or AMD FX 8120
  • ...
Comments (0) | September 9, 2016 01:46PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

While you might not see them, random numbers are used in many systems we benefit from every day, including the encryption systems that protect our online purchases and bank withdrawals. Modern random number generators are not perfectly random though, but new generators that utilize quantum mechanics can be completely random. Now researchers have...

Comments (0) | September 9, 2016 11:53AM PST | bp9801

Friday is here, bringing the first full week of September to a close. We do have some items for you to check out, such as a review on the ASUS Maximus VIII Formula motherboard, which features an Armor overlay and integrated LEDs to spruce up your Intel Z170 build. If you're after a new phone, and perhaps a large one at that, then the Xiaomi Mi M...

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