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Comments (0) | July 21, 2017 07:44AM PST | bp9801

Friday is here, with a few items to help you out before the weekend kicks off. We have a look at the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 versus the Intel Core i7-7800X in a 30 game battle to see which one comes out on top to be considered for your system. There's an article looking at 3D printing a solar light peg to help present a solution when one of the pegs br...

Comments (0) | July 19, 2017 08:45PM PST | scr4wl

It is reported that Intel will release new 6-core CPUs, based on the Coffee Lake architecture, in a few months. On the high end, the i7 8700K should come in clocked at around 3.7GHz and provide a total of twelve threads when Hyperthreading is enabled. At 95W, the i7 8700K will have a much lower TDP than the Core i9 7800X and its TDP of 140W. Int...

Comments (0) | July 19, 2017 07:55AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with a few items to get you through the day. We have a review of the ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 1 motherboard, featuring all the usual Z270 options that are then enhanced with the TUF armor and an eye towards stability instead of outright performance. There's a look at the EpicGear Melodiouz In-Ear Gaming Headset, offerin...

Comments (0) | July 18, 2017 04:41PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Absolver Gets New Trailer, Pre-order and Collector's Edition Details

With its release coming at the end of August, Absolver, the online melee action game from Slocap and Devolver Digital have revealed the title's pre-order bonuses, what the Collector's Edition contains, and a new trailer featuring weapons and powers gameplay. Players will be able to equip Tension Shards that can fill during the course of a battle...

Comments (2) | July 18, 2017 11:29AM PST | scr4wl

Intel takes the offensive in its recent press workshop as it points out many of Naples, so called, shortcomings. Intel presented several slides explaining the downsides of AMD's recent offering, even going so far as to call it "4-Glued Together Desktop Dies." Intel further points out that Zen is AMD's first new architecture in six years and that...

Comments (0) | July 18, 2017 11:25AM PST | scr4wl

Customers in the United Kingdom unknowingly agreed to perform one thousand hours of community service in exchange for using a public WiFi hotspot. The WiFi provider, Purple, decided to sneak the clause into its terms and conditions, knowing that most people would never read it. In what has been described as a, "technically legally binding agreem...

Comments (0) | July 18, 2017 07:58AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is upon us, with several items ready for your viewing pleasure. We have a look at the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300, or rather a simulation of what to expect from their likely performance once the chips are available. There's a review on the ADATA XPG SX950 240GB SSD, offering 560MB/s reads and 520MB/s writes to give gamers plenty of speed f...

Comments (0) | July 17, 2017 07:35AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with several items kicking it off. We have a review of the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB video card, with this one sporting a liquid cooler instead of the air cooler on other Vega Frontier Edition cards. There are a couple of takes on the HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Keyboard, featuring Cherry MX Red switches and red...

Comments (0) | July 14, 2017 07:32AM PST | bp9801

Friday is here at last, with a few items to kick off the weekend. We have a review of the Shuttle XPC Slim DS77U Barebone, a thin model that features an Intel Kaby Lake processor of several different varieties to better fit exactly what you need in a PC that can run 24/7. There's a look at the Huawei P10 smartphone, the flagship product that loo...

Comments (0) | July 13, 2017 04:59PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At long last AMD has finally released some specs for the upcoming Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen R3 CPUs, which complete the Ryzen lineup at the top and bottom, respectively. The two R3 processors are 4-core/4-thread CPUs with the R3 1200 sporting a base clock of 3.1 GHz and a boost of 3.4 GHz, while the R3 1300X will have a base of 3.5 GHz and a ...

Comments (0) | July 13, 2017 07:44AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, but not before some items come along for the ride. We have a preview of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X CPUs, offering the potential for massive performance with prices that top out at $999. There's a look at the HP S700 SSD, with the 500GB model tested to see just what it can bring to your system. T...

Comments (0) | July 12, 2017 07:40AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with a few items along for the ride. We have an article looking at the Intel Core i7 7800X versus the 7700K to see if six cores or four cores are better for you when gaming. There's a look at the Intel Xeon Scalable processor launch and what it means for the world of data centers and businesses (and maybe consumer...

Comments (0) | July 11, 2017 07:56AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is upon us, with several items to keep you going today. We have a review of the In Win 301 Mini Tower case, a sleek and compact case that mimics the 303 design, just with something smaller. There's a look at the HP S700 500GB SSD, offering a ton of storage and fast speeds for a fairly affordable price. If you need a new way to keep your ...

Comments (0) | July 10, 2017 02:25PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

A fundamental part of every processor is its caches, where the cores can keep what information they need for performing the operations assigned to them. As these caches are on on-chip, accessing them is very fast, but that does not mean there are not better ways to allocate the cache space among the cores. Researchers at MIT have developed a sys...

Comments (0) | July 10, 2017 08:00AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with several items to kick it off. We have a review of the HP S700 Pro 512GB SSD, which has an SMI SM2258 controller and Micro 3D TLC NAND to make it fast and competitive in the market. There's a look at the AZIO Retro Classic mechanical keyboard, which sports a classic look and plenty of modern features. If you're after a ne...

Comments (0) | July 7, 2017 07:44AM PST | bp9801

Friday is here at last, with several items along the way to get you to the weekend. We have a review of the Intel Core i7 7740X and Core i5 7640X CPUs, the Kaby Lake-X parts that might provide you a new boost to your rig. There's a look at the Gigabyte X299 AORUS Gaming 3 motherboard, offering an affordable option for those stepping into the Sky...

Comments (5) | July 6, 2017 09:50PM PST | scr4wl

It appears as though Microsoft's Edge browser is struggling to acquire more users, while Chrome is used by a majority of them. According to, Stat Counter Google's Chrome browser is used by over 60% of all computer users. Microsoft's Edge browser, on the other hand, is only used by 3.89% of users. The market shares of Firefox, Internet Explorer, ...

Comments (0) | July 6, 2017 11:10AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The rate of innovation is always increasing as new creations lead to more new projects, but this progress is not uniform. In some instances the ability to produce something can come to outpace the ability to use it, and this is happening with data currently. Right now we have the ability to generate more data than many systems can efficiently ha...

Comments (0) | July 5, 2017 11:00AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Necessity is the mother of invention, and the semiconductor industry is quickly approaching a limit to current technologies. This is because consumers and professionals keep demanding more and more performance but there are physical limitations we are approaching. A solution needs to be found for this demand to be met and NVIDIA, Arizona State U...

Comments (0) | July 5, 2017 07:41AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with several items to get you going. We have a review of the Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 motherboard, offering a more affordable solution for those stepping into the higher-end Intel CPUs. The new AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition card might not be intended purely for gaming, but that doesn't mean some CrossFire t...

Comments (3) | July 3, 2017 04:20PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

With AMD's successful Ryzen processors, competition has returned to the CPU market, but Intel may have dropped the ball with its recent launch of the X299 platform for its X-Series processors. This series of processors is supposed to span from a lowly 4-core all the way up to an 18-core/36-thread behemoth, though only the CPUs up to the 10-core/...

Comments (0) | July 3, 2017 07:46AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with the monthly already a couple days in. We have a review on the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card, which is a professional level card that can do some gaming, but will be far more comfortable in a business environment than consumer. If you want some extra power for your laptop, perhaps the Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1...

Comments (0) | July 2, 2017 09:47PM PST | scr4wl

Microsoft has announced an update to the Windows 10 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) enterprise service, which will reportedly be much better at preventing cyber attacks. According to the folks in Redmond, ATP will use data from cloud-based services in order to create what has been dubbed an A.I. anti-virus. Apparently, one of the features of th...

Comments (0) | June 30, 2017 02:37PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Micro Machines World Series Launches

Today Micro Machines World Series has launched for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, so naturally we have also gotten a launch trailer for the title. This game marks the return of the series with classic and new content for players of all ages. It supports up to four players locally and 12 players for online multiplayer and features 12 customizab...

Comments (0) | June 30, 2017 07:32AM PST | bp9801

The final day of June is here, with a couple of items for you to check out. We have a review of the ECS Z270-Lightsaber motherboard, offering a solid platform for gamers and overclockers alike to build their Intel Kaby Lake system around. Especially when you consider it has support for three video cards. The other item for today is a podcast cov...

Comments (0) | June 29, 2017 07:38AM PST | bp9801

The week and month are starting to wind down, with several items to keep things going today. We have a look at the best video cards to get if you're going to be doing some Ethereum mining, provided you can find some of the cards for a decent price. There's a review on the Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router, offering plenty of...

Comments (0) | June 28, 2017 10:42PM PST | scr4wl

Well-known electronics company Toshiba is suing Western Digital to the tune of $1.1 billion for damages in a Japanese court. The reason given for the lawsuit is to prevent Western Digital from stopping the sale of Toshiba's flash memory division. Western Digital recently prevented the sale of this division by invoking an arbitration clause in th...

Comments (0) | June 28, 2017 03:01PM PST | CheeseMan42
Thermaltake Adds Three Cases With Tempered Glass Window

Thermaltake has announced three new case offerings featuring a 4mm thick tempered glass side window, the Core V71, Core V51, and Suppressor F51 Tempered Glass Editions. All three cases were designed around a modular concept, giving users options for how many 3.5" and 2.5" drives they wish to include. The Core V71 has a "2+8" configuration, the C...

Comments (4) | June 28, 2017 02:51PM PST | CheeseMan42
ASUS Targeting Miners With Upcoming GPUs

A recent uptick in the popularity of the Ethereum mining project has led to some scarcity in new and used video cards, and now manufacturers and planning to offer cards targeted specifically at miners. Video cards had previously lost their appeal to the mining community as ASICs designed for mining provided more return on investment and lower op...

Comments (0) | June 28, 2017 07:42AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a couple of items to help you pass the time. We have a review on the WiMiUs L1 4K Action Cam, which offers a similar size to a GoPro Hero, as well as features, just for half the price. Our other item for today is a look at the best smartphones available today and hopefully help you narrow down your purchas...

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