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Comments (0) | December 7, 2016 07:42AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a few items to get you through it, regardless of what you're doing today. There is a review of the EVGA SuperNOVA 550W G3 power supply, featuring improved performance over the G2 line and silent fan operation until the power load increases beyond 50%. If you're after a new mouse, then the Razer DeathAdder ...

Comments (0) | December 6, 2016 04:29PM PST | CheeseMan42

AMD has seen some hard times in recent memory, including more layoffs and a record low market share in the GPU market in the first quarter of 2016. A rumor posted earlier this year at HardOCP indicated that there was growing tension between AMD CEO Lisa Su and the leader of the Radeon Technologies Group (RTG), Raja Koduri. As a result of this, t...

Comments (1) | December 6, 2016 10:09AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

In the effort to create more visually stunning experiences for gamers, higher resolution monitors and more powerful components to drive them are constantly being worked on. According to science fiction though, eventually images could just be sent directly to our brains. Researchers at the University of Washington have taken a significant step to...

Comments (0) | December 6, 2016 07:47AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, with a few items along the way for your viewing pleasure. We have a review of the Deepcool GamerStorm GENOME liquid cooled case, which features a fully integrated liquid cooling loop, so all you have to do is install the PC components and hook up the loop to enjoy increased cooling performance. There are also two different looks...

Comments (0) | December 5, 2016 07:46AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with plenty of itesm to help start it off right. We have a review of the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 HOF 8GB video card, sporting a massive cooler that is sure to help out when things heat up during 4K gaming. If you're after some new audio needs, then perhaps the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Surround Sound Headset is for you. Or maybe it's...

Comments (0) | December 2, 2016 01:31PM PST | CheeseMan42

The Radeon RX 490 is the next high end entry into the Radeon RX 400 series from AMD, and is described as "an enthusiast aimed graphics card that will be able to power AAA experiences at up to 4K resolutions and also run VR titles smoothly." The card was listed on a Norwegian retail site with an expected availability in the second half of 2017, b...

Comments (3) | December 2, 2016 10:46AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced from Gearbox Publishing

Back in 2011 a game called Bulletstorm was released and on April 7, 2017 it will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and return to PC as Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition. This announcement came during the Game Awards 2016, along with the announcement that Gearbox Software has formed Gearbox Publishing, a division meant to help indie developers. ...

Comments (0) | December 2, 2016 07:49AM PST | bp9801
A New Galaxy of Adventure Awaits in the Gameplay Trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda

Last night, as the Game Awards were winding down, we were all treated to some new gameplay footage of Mass Effect: Andromeda, the upcoming entry from BioWare. We saw a new cinematic trailer on N7 Day, but aside from a tiny bit of gameplay when the PS4 Pro was announced, we were missing some solid, actual gameplay. Well, fortunately BioWare deliv...

Comments (0) | December 2, 2016 07:29AM PST | bp9801

The week has drawn to a close, with a couple of items ending the week off for us. There is a look at the AUKEY KM-G3 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, a fairly affordable model that just might hit all the right notes after nailing the price point. Our other item for the day is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the past week.

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Comments (0) | December 1, 2016 07:38AM PST | bp9801

The final month of the year has arrived, bringing with it cooler (or warmer) temperatures, as well as a few items for you to check out today. We have a review on the XFX TS Series 750W power supply, a model based on SeaSonic's popular S12G line that is sure to appeal to everyone needing power at an affordable price. There's a look at the Realfor...

Comments (0) | November 30, 2016 04:09PM PST | CheeseMan42
Corsair Celebrates Sales Milestone With Limited Edition Power Supply

Corsair recently eclipsed the 10 year mark for being in the power supply market and at the same managed to reach total PSU sales of 10 million units. To mark these achievements, Corsair has announced the RM1000i Special Edition PSU. The celebratory item is individually numbered, finished in arctic white, with a white LED fan and white sleeved ca...

Comments (0) | November 30, 2016 03:56PM PST | CheeseMan42

Online streaming service Netflix is finally going to allow users to download and watch some of its content while offline, just in time for the next big holiday travel season. Users can gain access to this feature on Android or iOS devices with an update to their app. The amount of content available for download is currently limited, and I would ...

Comments (0) | November 30, 2016 12:00PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

In October Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced, given a trailer, and a targeted launch window of Fall 2017. If that is too much time to wait to return to that world, or if you have yet to experience the Rockstar franchise, on December 6 you will be able to play Red Dead Redemption on PlayStation 4 and PC using the PlayStation Now service.

This ...

Comments (0) | November 30, 2016 07:42AM PST | bp9801

The final day of November is here, bringing with it a few items for you to check out before the month ends. There is a look at the Fractal Design Define Mini C case, a micro ATX model that offers plenty of potential for those wanting to move to a small build. We have an article looking at the different storage options available and just what the...

Comments (0) | November 29, 2016 05:01PM PST | CheeseMan42

The latest rumors about the next iteration of the Amazon Echo digital assistant indicate that it is expected to have a 7" touchscreen, a significant difference from the current cylindrical design of the Echo and Echo Dot. Sources familiar with the matter have said the screen would make it "easier to access content such as weather forecasts, cale...

Comments (0) | November 29, 2016 04:52PM PST | CheeseMan42
Thermaltake Announces Fan Control Mobile App

Thermaltake has created a new mobile app for controlling the Riing RGB series of fans, the aptly named Riing RGB Mobile App. Fan controllers have long been a popular accessory for computer cooling systems, and this is certainly one of the more unique implementations I have seen. Through the app, users will have access to controls for RGB lightin...

Comments (0) | November 29, 2016 11:51AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This time we do not have a rumor about Zen, but an actual look at the new architecture from AMD in a couple weeks. AMD has announced it will be showing off the Zen CPU ahead of its Q1 2017 launch on December 13 at 3 PM CST at its New Horizon event. It will be hosted by Geoff Keighley and will also show eSports and Evil Geniuses legend PPD pushin...

Comments (0) | November 29, 2016 11:42AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
The Crew Calling All Units Releases

Originally released two years ago, The Crew, an MMO racing game from Ubisoft has received its second major expansion today titled Calling All Units. As you might have guessed from the name, the new content includes playing on the side of the police as Clara Washington, an elite cop tasked with stopping the illegal street racers across the nation...

Comments (0) | November 29, 2016 07:27AM PST | bp9801

November is almost over, but there are still a couple of items left for you to check out before the month ends. We have a look at the Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition, featuring a beefy cooler and factory overclock to get your games looking their best right from the start. There's also an article looking at how you can turn an OEM PC into a ...

Comments (8) | November 28, 2016 10:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

With AMD's new Zen CPU architecture set to be released in just months, it is only to be expected that more rumors start leaking out, covering performance, features, and pricing. Like any rumor though, none of this needs to be true, but it is still intriguing to hear about the Zen flagship CPU having a price of $499, while competing with or outpe...

Comments (0) | November 28, 2016 07:40AM PST | bp9801

The last few days of November have arrived, with several items along the way to help out. There is a review of the Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G RGB 850W Titanium power supply, featuring an 80 Plus Titanium rating for the ultimate in power efficiency. For those after some audio needs, the Creative iRoar Go Bluetooth Portable Speaker just might ha...

Comments (0) | November 25, 2016 07:39AM PST | bp9801

The last day of the week is here, and while many people in the U.S. are recovering from turkey comas or out shopping, we have a couple of items for your viewing pleasure. There is a look at the Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse, the long-running model that gets two new buttons, a more powerful optical sensor, and revised PTFE layout on the bot...

Comments (5) | November 23, 2016 10:03AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Those who are more privacy and security conscious might do things like covering webcams and microphones, to prevent someone from attacking their computer and observing them. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, however, have demonstrated this might not be enough as speakers and headphones can be turned into microphones.

Physically...

Comments (0) | November 23, 2016 09:35AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It was three years ago that Saints Row IV launched but it has just received a fairly significant update as Steam Workshop support. Before you were limited to using superpowers, superweapons, and powerful vehicles to fight the alien overlord Zinyak, but now you can do it with whatever you and the community can think up.

Given the temperament of ...

Comments (0) | November 23, 2016 07:44AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with several items to help you out during the day. We have a look at the performance offered by Intel Kaby Lake parts and what kind of a boost, if any, there is over the Skylake products. There's a review of the Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset, one of the latest additions in the company's line that w...

Comments (0) | November 22, 2016 04:40PM PST | CheeseMan42
ECS Announces New LIVA Z Mini PC

ECS has announced the next addition to its LIVA line of mini PCs with the LIVA Z, designed to "simplify the complicated." It is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, making it an "easy to carry, lightweight, and power-saving computing solution." It is powered by a 14nm Intel Apollo Lake quad core CPU, up to 16GB of dual channel DDR3L mem...

Comments (1) | November 22, 2016 01:38PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Like it or not, downloadable content is here to stay in the game industry as it is a means to rejuvenate and grow player bases with the additions, and in turn bring in more revenue. There are different kinds of DLC though, with some potentially fragmenting the community between those with it and those who lack access to the additional content. A...

Comments (0) | November 21, 2016 04:27PM PST | CheeseMan42

A number of signs are pointing to Microsoft working on x86 emulation for ARM64 based systems, a feature that would allow native x86 applications to run on ARM64 systems. Indications are pointing to the feature being included in Redstone 3 for Windows 10 in Fall 2017. Windows 10 currently offers Continuum, which only allows users to run the Unive...

Comments (1) | November 21, 2016 04:13PM PST | CheeseMan42

Netflix has been available to stream at 4K resolution through set-top boxes and televisions for a while now, and some Windows 10 systems are getting ready to join the party. Users will need a seventh generation Intel Core processor and will also need to use the Microsoft Edge browser. Content producers are hesitant to make the 4K streams availab...

Comments (1) | November 21, 2016 12:04PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Three New Cases Launched by Corsair

While some people only want a computer case that will hold all of their components in place, others want something to show off. Corsair has launched some new cases that could satisfy either desire. The Crystal Series 570X RGB features four tempered glass panels, letting everyone look see your rig, and with the included SP120 RGB LED fans you can...

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