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Comments (0) | August 3, 2015 01:55PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Silicon is reaching the end of its days for electronics as we approach fundamental physical limits for its performance. We still have time though, and many are spending it to find replacements. One contender is black phosphorus and researchers at the Institute for Basic Science have discovered a powerful way to control its electronic properties....

Comments (0) | August 3, 2015 11:04AM PST | CheeseMan42

ECS has officially introduced a pair of new LIVA PCs that were first shown off at Computex 2015, the Core and X2. The LIVA Core uses an Intel Core M CPU with a 120GB SSD, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Intel WIDI technology. The LIVA X2 uses a 64GB eMMC hard drive with the option to upgrade to a 1TB M.2 drive, up to 4GB of memory, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The n...

Comments (0) | August 3, 2015 09:49AM PST | bp9801

A new week and a new month is upon us, with plenty of items to help get you started. There is a review on the Sapphire Nitro R9 390 8G D5 video card, as well as the MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G card to give you a couple different looks at AMD's new products. The Cyonic AU-450x Fully Modular 450W Power Supply that is produced from a SeaSonic partnership,...

Comments (0) | August 3, 2015 07:44AM PST | CheeseMan42
Thermaltake Announces Core V51 Riing Edition Case

Thermaltake has announced a new case, the Core V51 Riing Edition, that combines two of its popular products into a single unit. The Riing Edition takes the Core V51 mid tower case and pairs it with the Riing 14 high static pressure radiator fan to create an "enthusiast’s grade mid-tower chassis that creates unprecedented space for high-end hardw...

Comments (0) | August 3, 2015 06:09AM PST | gebraset

ASUSTOR, a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has officially released version 2.3 of its Surveillance Center application. The stable release of Surveillance Center 2.3 comes just over two months after the company released the beta version of the application. According to ASUSTOR, Surveillance Center 2.3 includes a varie...

Comments (0) | August 3, 2015 05:20AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

In a single day, the Sun dumps far more energy onto Earth than humanity uses, which is one of the reasons many want to see solar energy grow in use. Among the problems with this family of technologies is the cost of the materials used, such as gallium and indium. By shifting to other, cheaper materials, solar power can become more common, and re...

Comments (0) | July 31, 2015 01:37PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Photons are poised to become a dominant medium for transmitting information, as they travel very quickly and can carry a lot of information. They can also be placed into quantum states to build quantum networks, but working with light can be difficult as it is emitted in all directions and will go in both directions along photonic channels. Rese...

Comments (14) | July 31, 2015 09:25AM PST | bp9801

NVIDIA GameWorks has faced its share of issues over the last few months, especially when it comes to The Witcher 3, Project: CARS, and performance numbers. HairWorks, particularly in The Witcher 3, doesn't play nice with AMD video cards, and now an AMD employee has some less than kind words concerning NVIDIA's tech. AMD gaming scientist Richard ...

Comments (0) | July 31, 2015 08:48AM PST | bp9801

Not exactly the news you want to hear, but NVIDIA has issued a voluntary recall on its SHIELD Tablet due to a possible fire hazard. Tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015 could have their battery overheat and go up in flames, according to new tests NVIDIA has done. Anyone with the SHIELD Tablet purchased between that time is urged to back ...

Comments (0) | July 31, 2015 08:29AM PST | bp9801

Both the end of July and the end of the month are here at last, and to help kick off the weekend, we have a few items for your consideration. The XFX R9 390 Double Dissipation Core Edition video card gets reviewed to see how the custom cooler and factory overclock can handle various games and benchmarks. We also have a look back at the last ten ...

Comments (0) | July 31, 2015 06:08AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Security and privacy are two points that have become very important to many Internet users in recent years, and are continuing to become more important all the time. One means to achieve these goals is to use the Tor network as a user and as a destination site. Researchers at MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute, however, have found wa...

Comments (3) | July 31, 2015 03:47AM PST | gebraset

President Obama has officially signed an Executive Order that establishes the National Strategic Computing Initiative, which will ensure that the United States builds the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2025. The goal of NSCI is to build a machine that is capable of one exaflop of computing power, allowing for massive developments in government...

Comments (1) | July 30, 2015 03:49PM PST | bp9801
When Batman: Arkham Knight Reappears, NVIDIA Believes Gamers Will Be 'Delighted'

Batman: Arkham Knight has faced more than its share of issues on the PC, as Warner Bros. ended up pulling it from storefronts in order to try and deliver something playable. After some work, Batman: Arkham Knight is slated to reappear sometime in August, and according to an NVIDIA engineer, it will be quite stunning. NVIDIA engineer Tom Petersen...

Comments (0) | July 30, 2015 03:34PM PST | bp9801

During E3, AMD unveiled the new Fury series of video cards running on the Fiji core, as well as the R9/R7 300 series that were modified versions of past cards. The R9/R7 300 cards covered the R9 390X, 390, and 380, with the R7 370 and 360 covering the lower end of the spectrum. Now there is seemingly a new entry to the R9 300 line: the Radeon R9...

Comments (1) | July 30, 2015 03:15PM PST | CheeseMan42

Endless Space is a 4X strategy game set in space from developer Amplitude Studios. The studio is responsible for a number of other games including Endless Legend, and the team has announced that its next game will be Endless Space 2. A brief reveal trailer accompanies the announcement but there isn't a lot of information that can be gathered fro...

Comments (0) | July 30, 2015 03:06PM PST | CheeseMan42

Earlier this week a number of exploits, collectively known as Stagefright, targeting Android devices were revealed by security researchers from Zimperium. Joshua Drake, the key figure behind the reveal, was given a bug bounty of $1,337 from Google for his efforts. It has since been revealed that he could have made considerably more by selling "h...

Comments (0) | July 30, 2015 11:36AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut Releases October 13 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4

Back in 1988 Wasteland released and it was not until last year that it received a direct sequel, Wasteland 2. Come October 13, Wasteland 2: Director's Cut is going to release for PC, as a free update for all current owners, and for the Xbox One and PS4, in North America. The worldwide console release will be on October 16. The MSRP is $39.99.

T...

Comments (1) | July 30, 2015 10:42AM PST | bp9801
Experience the Battle of Black Fire Pass in Total War: WARHAMMER

A couple weeks ago, The Creative Assembly released the first in-engine cinematic trailer for Total War: WARHAMMER. That trailer showed us a little bit of the Battle of Black Fire Pass, where Emperor Karl Franz leads his troops against the Greenskin horde under the command of Orc Warboss Grimgor Ironhide. It was a nice glimpse of what we can expe...

Comments (0) | July 30, 2015 10:33AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
ZOMBI is Coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4

Remember back to 2012 when the Wii U launched? One of the games it launched with was the Ubisoft title ZombiU, a survival-horror title many people enjoyed. Starting August 18, even more people will have the opportunity to play it as ZOMBI digitally releases then for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. It has been optimized for the new platforms to take advan...

Comments (0) | July 30, 2015 09:59AM PST | bp9801

The week and month of July are drawing to a close, but not before there are some items for you to check out. We have a look at the Noctua NH-L9x65 low-profile CPU cooler, a smaller model that is designed to fit in narrow cases while keeping your processor nice and cool. Switching to something large, there is a review on the Wasabi Mango UHD420 4...

Comments (0) | July 30, 2015 06:21AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

In order to send information using photons, it is necessary to modulate the optical signal to encode the data. While optical modulators do exist, they are fairly bulky, inefficient, and expensive. That is set to change though, thanks to researchers at ETH Zurich.

The researchers have created a new modulator design that exploits plasmon-polarito...

Comments (0) | July 30, 2015 05:22AM PST | gebraset
Mushkin Unleashes ATLAS VITAL M.2 2280 Series

Mushkin Enhanced MFG, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, has released the ATLAS VITAL M.2 2280 series for Ultrabooks, notebooks, and small form-factor PCs. The M.2 SSDs are the latest addition to the ATLAS family of products, and they utilize the SandForce SF-2000 series SSD ...

Comments (0) | July 29, 2015 08:09PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Toy Soldiers: War Chest Releases August 11

The third entry in the Signal Studio franchise, Toy Soldiers: War Chest will be releasing to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on August 11. It will available for digital download and at retailers in both a standard edition and Hall of Fame edition. The Hall of Fame edition includes four licensed armies in addition to the four armies of the standard edition...

Comments (14) | July 29, 2015 07:25PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

A lot of people, myself included, have been looking forward to the release of Windows 10, so when word came out that there was a way to force the update early, the method spread and many people tried it. For many this worked fine and they got to update their computer to the latest and greatest Windows OS. For others, however, the update failed a...

Comments (0) | July 29, 2015 03:59PM PST | CheeseMan42

Intel and Micron have revealed a joint effort to develop a new memory technology known as 3D XPoint. The new memory could lead to tremendous improvement in computing performance and is being referred to as the "biggest breakthrough in memory technology since NAND was first introduced in 1989." The companies make this claim as the new technology ...

Comments (1) | July 29, 2015 03:28PM PST | CheeseMan42

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft added the ability to stream Xbox One games to your PC. Head of Xbox at Microsoft Phil Spencer has revealed that the company is currently working on streaming in the opposite direction, sending PC games to your Xbox One. Spencer said the reverse direction was "a little more challenging" but feels that Mic...

Comments (2) | July 29, 2015 03:17PM PST | CheeseMan42
G.SKILL Announces Two New Sets of DDR4 Memory

G.SKILL has announced a pair of new memory sets, one each for the Trident Z and Ripjaws V lines, targeted at sixth generation Intel Core processors and Z170 motherboards. The Trident Z set will range in frequency from 2800MHz to 4000MHz, making it the first set of DDR4 memory to hit the 4000MHz mark at factory speeds. The new Trident Z sets will...

Comments (0) | July 29, 2015 02:30PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Second Firaxicon Announced

Today 2K and Firaxis Games announced they will be holding a second Firaxicon on October 3. Like last year's event, it will be held in Baltimore, where Firaxis resides, and will be hosted by Firaxis developers. If you want to meet some of the people behind the Civilization and XCOM franchises, this is where you will want to be. You will be able t...

Comments (0) | July 29, 2015 09:19AM PST | bp9801

A new day is here, and while many are awaiting Windows 10, we do have a couple of reivews for you to check out in the mean time. There is a look at the QNAP TS-453mini NAS, a more vertical styled NAS that is quite stylish looking, while still running a quad-core processor and up to 8GB of RAM. We also have a review on the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s, ...

Comments (0) | July 29, 2015 06:24AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If photonics are ever going to replace electronics in computers, they will have to be able to operate at comparable speeds. Currently lasers dominate when it comes to create superfast pulses, but they are inefficient and too bulky to fit onto silicon chips. This is why researchers at Duke University have developed a new device using plasmonics t...

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