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  • Is ATI Stream Still Proprietary?

    First I’d like to start by trying to explain a difference between Open Standard and Open Source for those of us who are getting confused. Yes, I may have been part of it myself in my last article. I kept on mentioning Open Source and Open Standard as if they were the same, even though while I was composing the Editorial I knew what I was trying to get at.

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  • Luxa 2 M1-Pro Laptop Stand Review

    Ah, comfort. That is something I always try to achieve in all aspects of my life. Since much of my time for work and such is spent in front of the computer, I try to make that time as comfortable as possible. My desk chair is an expensive, all adjustable unit that provides the utmost in seating pleasure. My monitors are all positioned at optimum viewing angles to keep me from getting neck discomfort. Even my notebook is propped up on a laptop cooler to give me a better viewing angle and typing position. It seems that the last piece of computing equipment to receive a bit of the comfort treatment is my Mac Book.

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  • Patriot Gamer Series 4GB PC3 12800 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory Review

    Ya down with B.E.M.P.? For those of you wondering what it is, it’s not a 90’s rap song. B.E.M.P. stands for Black Edition Memory Profile and it is a profile (XML) for system memory that the memory’s manufacturer develops and uploads to AMD's master server, which contains a script, accessed through AMD Overdrive, to enhance the system performance of those who are using AMD Black Edition processors.

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  • Coolink Lapchilla Laptop Cooler Review

    Laptop technology has come a long way over the years with smaller and more powerful systems constantly coming out to replace last year’s best. With each generation of portable computing comes a need for more accessories and improvements to the quality of the laptop experience. One of the quintessential laptop accessories most commonly purchased is the laptop cooler.

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  • Hi Tech Legion's 2009 Spectacular Christmas/Holiday Giveaway

    Happy Holidays

    Hitech Legion Christmas Giveaway Santa

    Hi Tech Legion is collaborating with the Computer Ed Radio Show to bring you a Spectacular Christmas/Holiday Giveaway.

    Every Sunday starting November 1, 2009 and ending on December 20, 2009 Computer Ed will be interviewing different manufacturers who will be sponsoring prizes for the giveaway. A minimum of two prizes a week will offered and you will have until the following Saturday to send in your entry to win one of the weeks prizes. Each weeks contest will run Sunday to Saturday and the winner will be announced every Saturday night at 10:00 PM EST. At 10:01 PM EST a new banner will be launched in the forums which will provide the names of the manufacturers scheduled for the next weeks round of giveaways.

  • XigmaTek S1283V Dark Knight CPU Cooler Review

    One of my favorite movies has to be the latest Batman, The Dark Knight. Nothing screams awesome action like the Batman movies. Ever since I was a kid, I have been a fan of this dark super hero, from comic books all the way up to the TV series and movies. There was something eminently cool about a hero who was so dark in emotion and appearance, unlike the more flashy heroes, like Superman or the Fantastic Four. Batman always got the job done, while staying out of the spotlight and being the hero behind the scenes.

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  • ZeroTherm Core 92 CPU Cooler Review

    What can I say, air coolers are the inexpensive way to extract performance out of a CPU, while maintaining a cool temperature. Every CPU produces heat while it operates and the long time standard for cooling them has been air cooling fan and heatsink combos. Don’t get me wrong, they are great performing components for cooling a CPU, but it seems that if you are trying to overclock your CPU to the extreme, many times the ceiling for performance gets set by the cooling abilities of the heatsink. In most cases, we are left to upgrading to the more expensive liquid cooling setups when we are trying to reach the mid 4GHz range with an overclock.

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  • Gigabyte P55-UD4P Motherboard Review

    With the recent launch of the Intel Core i5 and i7 LGA1156 processors came a plethora of motherboards based on the Intel P55 express chipset. With motherboard prices ranging from $90.00 USD to $300.00 USD, and processor prices starting under $200.00 USD, an affordable Intel (Core Series) solution for the mainstream user's needs has been met. Depending on your budget, you have numerous options to choose from and it will be up to you to decide what performance point suits your needs.Will you purchase a quicker processor and a performance board or maybe you like the option of a more moderately priced motherboard and a quicker processor? This choice will be up to you and what you choose should be the best fit for your needs.

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  • PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 Video Card Review

    Gaming has come a long way over the years. I can remember back to early days of my childhood when I was playing old school Atari. The graphics were far from impressive by today’s standards, but at the time they were pretty great. As the years went by, the graphics improved from Nintendo’s Mario Bros, to PC Wolfenstein 3D, to Doom 1 through 3, all the way up to present day. As the generations of gaming systems and PC components and graphics engines passed, the realism of the games continued to mature and grow. Each period in game development saw an increase of the abilities for 3D rendering and the realistic nature of the environments being played in.

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  • Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 DirectX 11 Graphics Card Evaluation

    Face it, everything changes, whether on a daily, monthly or annual basis, things change. Many of us are not accustomed to change and don’t take it very well, while others accept change as a possibility of having improvements. For those of us who enjoy computers, a change will be coming soon and that change will be in the form of a new Windows Operating System. With the launch of Windows 7 comes a change from DirectX 10 to Directx11, DirectX is the part of Windows that controls many of the ways we view graphics that are generated via a video card to our screens.

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  • Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 DirectX 11 Graphics Card Review

    One of my favorite TV commercials happens to be one by Microsoft, where a little girl is using a computer to place captions on pictures to send to her friends. Brilliant! Microsoft is using that commercial to advertise their upcoming launch of the Windows 7 Operating System. This is a commercial that, no matter how many times you see it, you can’t help but watch. One of the enhancements Microsoft has upgraded in Windows 7 is Direct X. Direct X 11 has been redesigned to take better advantage of your video card's power via Direct Compute and its ability to take advantage of the GPU’s parallel processing power.

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  • Antec Two Hundred Case Review

    Cases have come a long way over the years in many aspects. First off, the designs of cases today have become much more advanced, with more attention to style and functionality than there seemed to be years back. In many instances, you will find cases that are extremely well priced, and that gives you many of the features you would expect in the more expensive cases, but at a much cheaper price. The philosophy with cases in the past has mainly been that you get what you pay for and that an inexpensive case is just that, with little in the way of style and function. I’m happy to say that those years seemed to have finally passed and the era of inexpensive, yet nicely designed cases is here.

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  • In Win Allure Case Review

    How many of you like to fish? If you have ever been fishing, you know that you need some type of bait in order to entice a fish to bite your hook. One type of bait I like to use is a lure, as they come in many different shapes, sizes and colors and it seems that I catch the most fish with the shiniest, most elaborate lures.

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  • ALL-NEW COUNTER LOGIC GAMING RAZER DEATHADDER TEAM MOUSE RELEASED

    ALL-NEW COUNTER LOGIC GAMING RAZER DEATHADDER TEAM MOUSE RELEASED

    ALL-NEW COUNTER LOGIC GAMING RAZER DEATHADDER TEAM MOUSE RELEASED

    One of the World’s Premier eSports Teams Gets Custom-Branded Version of the Best-Selling Gaming Mouse of All-Time

    Oct 31, 2013 - Carlsbad, Calif. – Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, along with Counter Logic Gaming, a long time eSports partner and premier North American organization, are happy to announce the launch of the new Counter Logic Gaming Razer DeathAdder gaming mouse.

  • Digital Storm Launches PRO Line of Custom Built Workstations

    Digital Storm Launches PRO Line of Custom Built Workstations

    Digital Storm Launches PRO Line of Custom Built Workstations

    Digital Storm is leveraging its liquid cooling and overclocking expertise to help professionals do more in less time

    FREMONT, Calif. - (October 31, 2013) – Digital Storm, a boutique system builder known for custom-built high performance gaming machines, is launching the  PRO line of fully customizable workstations. The company will leverage its expertise in building liquid cooled, overclocked desktops to meet the demanding needs of creative professionals.

  • POWERCOLOR REVEALS THE DARKNESS POWER WITH DEVIL R9 270X

    POWERCOLOR REVEALS THE DARKNESS POWER WITH DEVIL R9 270X

    POWERCOLOR REVEALS THE DARKNESS POWER WITH DEVIL R9 270X

    Break the seal, release the Devil

    Taipei, Taiwan –Oct. 31, 2013 – TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today unrolls a new model which belongs to the well-known Devil series, the PowerColor Devil R9 270X. Being one of Devil’s family, the R9 270X showing its demonic power with fully support of DirectX® 11.2 and 4K gaming, get intense gaming performance and ultra resolution which up to four times higher than tradition HD. In addition, Devil R9 270X now gives game develops the power to speak directly to GPU core by utilizing the Mantle, bring a brand new way of looking at the world of digital gaming.

  • Intel Announces First Commercial Availability of 4G LTE Modem; Introduces Module for 4G Connected Tablets and Ultrabooks™

    Intel Announces First Commercial Availability of 4G LTE Modem; Introduces Module for 4G Connected Tablets and Ultrabooks™

    NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

    • Intel® XMM™ 7160 LTE modem is now shipping in the 4G version of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1) – available in Asia and Europe.
    • Intel® XMM™ 7160 provides multimode (2G/3G/4G LTE) voice and data with simultaneous support for 15 LTE bands for global LTE roaming.
    • Intel announces PCIe M.2 LTE wireless data modules expected to ship in 2014 tablet and Ultrabook™ designs from leading manufacturers.

     

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 – Intel Corporation today announced the commercial availability of its multimode, multiband 4G LTE solution. The Intel® XMM™ 7160 platform is featured in the LTE version of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1)*, now available in Asia and Europe.

  • Razer CEO and Phillippines' Queen of Cosplay Unite to Raise Funds for Earthquake Relief

    RAZER CEO AND PHILIPPINES’ QUEEN OF COSPLAY UNITE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CENTRAL VISAYAS EARTHQUAKE

    Global gaming brand donates US$10,000 to Philippine Red Cross for earthquake relief and recovery     

    MANILA, Philippines– Oct 30, 2013 – Filipino gamers at the Pinoy Gaming Festival banded together to raise funds to assist survivors of the devastating earthquake that shook Central Visayas on October 15. The group raised US$5,850 toward its US$10,000 goal.  As a gesture of support for the Philippines and its fervent gaming community, Razer has stepped-up to fund the balance of the philanthropic endeavor and donate the full US$10,000 to Philippine Red Cross.

  • Small Businesses Burdened by Aging PCs

    Intel Research Finds Older PCs Reduce Employee Productivity, Raise Maintenance Costs, May Increase Security Risks

    NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

    • Small businesses are keeping PCs longer than in previous years, generating higher repair costs that can equal or exceed the price of new PCs.
    • Forty-two working hours are lost when an older PC needs repair.
    • Forty-seven percent of small businesses are unaware of Microsoft ending service support for Windows XP*.

     

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 29, 2013 – On average, small business workers lose more than one work week per year due to old PCs, according to a recent multi-country study commissioned by Intel Corporation and conducted by Techaisle.

  • EK releases MSI N780 Lightning Full-Cover water block

    EK releases MSI N780 Lightning Full-Cover water block

    EK-FC780 MSI N780 Lightning Full-Cover water block (detail)

    October 30, 2013 --EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block for MSI N780 Lightning series graphics cards.

  • Mad Catz® Announces S.T.R.I.K.E. M ™ Mobile Keyboard

    Mad Catz® Announces S.T.R.I.K.E. M ™ Mobile Keyboard

    Mad Catz® Announces S.T.R.I.K.E. <sup>M</sup> ™ Mobile Keyboard

    New GameSmart™ Keyboard Features Bluetooth® and Near Field Communication (NFC) Technologies for Simple Connection to Multiple Devices

    San Diego – October 29, 2013 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) announced today the S.T.R.I.K.E.M Mobile Keyboard.  Expected to ship in time for Holiday 2013, the S.T.R.I.K.E.M features a tablet sized footprint, ideal for mobile use and designed to interface with a wide variety of platforms and smart devices including the Company’s forthcoming M.O.J.O.™ Micro-Console™ for Android™.

  • Single Supreme Fan Thermaltake Massive V20 Laptop Cooling Pad

    Single Supreme Fan Thermaltake Massive V20 Laptop Cooling Pad

    Thermaltake Massive V20 Laptop Cooling Pad , Effective cooling performance with high quality material

    Taipei, Taiwan – 30 October, 2013 – Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units introduces another surprising notebook cooling pad from the same Massive series, Massive V20 Laptop cooler, Effective cooling performance with high quality material. Compatible with 17" notebooks and below. Large 200mm fan with big airflow offers high cooling performance. Big area aluminum mesh allows optimal airflow to cool the notebook efficiently. USB cable management and extender make working environment neat and tidy.

  • ADATA Kicks Off the NBA Season with Launch of NBA Pro Series Flash Drive

    ADATA Kicks Off the NBA Season with Launch of NBA Pro Series Flash Drive

    ADATA NBA Player USB Flash Drives
    Taipei, Taiwan – October 30, 2013 - ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has launched the 2013 edition of officially licensed NBA Pro Series USB Flash drives. Sporting a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, the drives will be emblazoned with the jerseys of today’s six most popular NBA professional athletes.

  • ASUSTOR Adds Compatibility for PowerWalker UPS Devices from BlueWalker

    ASUSTOR Adds Compatibility for PowerWalker UPS Devices from BlueWalker

    ASUSTOR Adds Compatibility for PowerWalker UPS Devices from BlueWalker

    All ASUSTOR NAS devices have been verified as compatible with PowerWalker UPS devices, providing small and medium business users with a wide range of UPS solutions.

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 29th 2013 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced today that its NAS devices are now compatible with over 100 different PowerWalker UPS devices from BlueWalker. This integration provides SOHO and small business users, who have a need for interruptible power supplies, with greater flexibility and a larger variety of solutions when looking to deploy a NAS with a UPS.

  • Rev. 2 Icy Vision Compatible to AMD R9 270X, 290X & Nvidia Price Dropped GTX770 & 780

    Geil Solutions

    Geil Solutions VGA Cooler Rev. 2 ICY VISION

  • LUXA2 launches new battery power pack series - PL1 2800mAh & PL2 6000mAh, with even more style

    LUXA2 launches new battery power pack series - PL1 2800mAh & PL2 6000mAh, with even more style

    LUXA2 PL1 2800mAh Battery Power Pack - Exquisite Slim Design.jpg

    Taipei, Taiwan – October 29, 2013 – LUXA2, a premier designer and manufacturer of unique and functional mobile accessories including holders, portable power, headsets and cases, is proud to announce a new product to its portable power family– The PL1 2800mAh & PL2 6000mAh battery power pack that appeals to all the senses. A distinctive presence arises as you explore a new way to power your device in style. This is achieved through the creation of a synergistic blend of elegance, taste and function that ultimately comes together to reveal your true fashionistic identity. Become a trendsetter and show off your new found feministic power with the PL1 and PL2 from LUXA2.

  • HyperX Bundles Memory, SSD with Collector’s Edition Battlefield 4 Mouse Pads from QPAD

    HyperX Bundles Memory, SSD with Collector’s Edition Battlefield 4 Mouse Pads from QPAD

    Kingston HyperX Gaming Bundle - QPAD Battlefield 4 mouse pad

    Fountain Valley, CA – October 28, 2013 -- HyperX®, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a HyperX memory and solid-state drive bundle with exclusive collector’s edition Battlefield 4 gaming mouse pads. HyperX is working with QPAD®, an award-winning designer of headsets, keyboards, mice and mouse pads for gamers. The limited-edition HyperX memory and mouse pad product bundle creates more value for gaming fans and will be available in the United States at newegg.com, amazon.com and tigerdirect.com shortly after the highly anticipated Battlefield 4 game launch.

  • Slick New ENERMAX Notebook Cooling PAD Series Launches - Cool Stands, Cool Sounds

    Slick New ENERMAX Notebook Cooling PAD Series Launches - Cool Stands, Cool Sounds

    Slick New ENERMAX Notebook Cooling PAD Series Launches - Cool Stands, Cool Sounds

    Chino, CA – October 28, 2013 - ENERMAX releases a brand new series of notebook cooling pads that offer unique cooling solutions along with fun features such as a movable LED fan and enhanced external speakers. The aluminum AEOLUS VEGAS (CP007) 17-inch cooling pad supports a wide cooling area, great for larger gaming notebooks, and comes with an 18cm magnetic moveable LED Fan. The AEROODIO (CP006) and TWISTERODIO (CP008) speaker cooling pads provide a solution for poor notebook sound quality with the Enermax DreamBass® audio enhancing sound chip, while keeping your notebook running cool.

  • ORIGIN PC Injects a Dose of SLI into their Award-Winning line of EON Laptops

    ORIGIN PC Injects a Dose of SLI into their Award-Winning line of EON Laptops

    ORIGIN PC Injects a Dose of SLI into their Award-Winning line of EON Laptops

    The New EON17-SLX high-performance laptop is now available!

    Miami, FL – October 28th, 9:00 a.m. Eastern – ORIGIN PC announces the all new, NVIDIA® SLI™ -Ready, EON17-SLX to their line of award-winning EON laptops for gamers, professionals, artists and enthusiasts. The new EON17-SLX takes mobile gaming to the next level with support for up to DUAL NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M graphics cards in SLI to deliver buttery smooth frame rates when playing today’s most demanding PC games at home or on the go. With advanced performance and future proof features such as support for Intel’s 4th generation mobile “Haswell” processors, Intel Thunderbolt technology, up to 5 storage drives including dual mSATA RAID support, and ORIGIN PC’s professional GPU overclocking, the new EON17-SLX is the perfect desktop replacement of choice for any gamer, enthusiast or professional.

  • GIGABYTE Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card Released

    GIGABYTE Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card Released

    Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X graphics card (GV-R929XD5-4GD-B)
    Experience the new power of HD gaming enjoyment with the world’s fastest graphics card!

    Taipei, Taiwan, 24th Oct 2013 -GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is pleased to introduce the latest Radeon R9 290X graphics card (GV-R929XD5-4GD-B). Engineered to be among the world’s most advanced graphics cards, Radeon™ R9 290X GPUs feature award-winning GCN Architecture for unrivalled performance and efficiency. Packed with groundbreaking features like AMD PowerTune technology and AMD CrossFire™ technology, gamers should never settle for anything less. GV-R929XD5-4GD-B is equipped with 28nm GCN architecture graphics processor, 4GB GDDR5 memory and 512-bit memory interface, and also exclusively supports GIGABYTE OC GURU II software. GV-R929XD5-4GD-B is primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it a top choice for gamers who expect the best.

  • VisionTek Radeon R9 290X Introduced As Fastest Graphics Card Available

    VisionTek Radeon R9 290X Introduced As Fastest Graphics Card Available

    VisionTek Radeon R9 290X

    New ultra-performance card delivering 5.6 TFLOPs, 4x higher resolution of 1080p, intelligent overclocking, and professional grade audio priced at $549 and shipping by early November

    October 24, 2013, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®) http://www.visiontek.com, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PC and Apple Macintosh® computers, announced today the VisionTek Radeon™ R9 290X graphics card. Featuring up to 1GHz clock speed, 4GB 512bit GDDR5 RAM, and compute performance over 5.6 TFLOPs, the $549MSRP VisionTek R9 290X is the fastest graphics card available and outperforms other, more expensive GPU brand-based graphics cards. VisionTek will begin shipping the R9 290X by early November.

  • STEELSERIES SIBERIA ELITE HEADSET AVAILABLE NOW

    STEELSERIES SIBERIA ELITE HEADSET AVAILABLE NOW

    Siberia Elite Gaming Headset

    The New Headset Produces an Incredible Experience of Both Sight and Sound

    CHICAGO – Oct. 25, 2013SteelSeries, today announced that the Siberia Elite Gaming Headset is globally available and now shipping. Available for $199.99, the headset delivers the newest generation and highest-quality SteelSeries audio drivers, the Siberia Elite headset is equipped with Dolby® technology for realistic 7.1 virtual surround sound.

  • ADATA Technology to Showcase Full Range of Lighting Products at Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

    ADATA Technology to Showcase Full Range of Lighting Products at Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

    ADATA Technology to Showcase Full Range of Lighting Products at Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

    Company’s lighting division brings impressive R & D talents to LED lighting industry

    Taipei, Taiwan – October 24th 2013 - ADATA™ Technology will participate in the 2013 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn edition), held this October 27 – 30, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. ADATA will display a comprehensive range of LED lighting solutions, including indoor (T8 Tubes, downlights, desk lamps, MR16, etc.), outdoor (projection lights, streetlights, high bay, etc.), as well as CKD (Complete Knock Down) lighting kits (T8 Tube, PAR30, PAR38, bulbs), in order to further establish the company’s position as a total solution provider.

  • ASUS Announces R9 290X Graphics Card

    ASUS Announces R9 290X Graphics Card

    ASUS Announces R9 290X Graphics Card


    Exclusive GPU Tweak squeezes maximum performance from Radeon R9 290X GPU and AMD Eyefinity and TrueAudio technologies enhance gaming experiences

    Taipei, Taiwan (24th October, 2013) — ASUS today announced the launch of R9 290X, a new graphics card powered by the latest AMD Radeon™ R9 290X graphics-processing unit (GPU).

  • TOSHIBA ANNOUNCES SLIM HDD FOR THIN LAPTOPS

    TOSHIBA ANNOUNCES SLIM HDD FOR THIN LAPTOPS

    MQ02ABF series is the first two platter 7mm HDD for Toshiba

    The MQ02ABF series is the first two platter 7mm HDD for Toshiba

    IRVINE, Calif. — October 22, 2013 — The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the slim, 7mmH two platter MQ02ABF series 2.5-inch 5,400 RPM SATA hard drive disk (HDD). The MQ02ABF series is Toshiba’s first two platter 7mm HDD model, delivering up to 1TB[2] of storage capacity with both the performance and power efficiency required for thin mobile computing applications. Available in 750GB1 and 1TB, the MQ02ABF HDD series features a rigid chassis design and dual stage head positioning technology.

  • MSI R9 290X 4GD5 available now Exclusive Battlefield 4 bundle in stores

    MSI R9 290X 4GD5 available now Exclusive Battlefield 4 bundle in stores

    MSI R9 290X 4GD5

    MSI is pleased to announce that the new AMD R9 290X 4GD5 is available now for gamers to enjtake their gameplay to the next level. Built on the refined Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architeture, featuring more advanced PowerTune power management, improved display connection flexibility and most importantly enthusiast-level gaming performance. Additionally, the new AMD R9 290X supports the latest industry standards such as Windows 8.1, DirectX11.2, OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL 1.2 and the new Mantle interface which leverages the next-gen console technology and Radeon Graphics. UltraHD or "4K" (4Kx2K resolution) is also supported over both DisplayPort and HDMI and supports up to six independent concurrent displays. the new Hawaii XT GPU powering the R9 290X runs at speeds up to 1 GHz and is packed with 4 GB of high speed GDDR5 to power your games running at the highest resolutions and with maximum detail settings. AMD's PowerTune technology controls Thermals, Power and Performance to maximize performance and minimize power consumption.

  • FileThis Newsletter - October 2013

    FileThis|Fetch
    At FileThis, we often get asked: "Why is FileThis still the best kept secret for going paperless"? The simple answer is: "Because we have been focusing our efforts on building the very best product for you." But now we think we are ready to start letting everyone in on the secret, and we need your help to make this happen.

  • Corsair Announces Hydro Series H75 Liquid CPU Cooler

    Corsair Announces Hydro Series H75 Liquid CPU Cooler

    Corsair Announces Hydro Series H75 Liquid CPU Cooler

    Corsair’s New Hydro Series H75 Brings Dual-fan 120mm Liquid CPU Cooling to the Masses

    Fremont, California — October 24, 2013 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer of high-performance components for the PC hardware market, today announced the Hydro Series™ H75 dual-fan 120mm liquid CPU cooler. The easy-to-install H75 provides PC users with quieter and more effective cooling than stock CPU coolers, all in a 120mm footprint that is widely compatible with most PC cases on the market. The Hydro Series H75 will be available in November at a suggested retail price of $84.99 (USD).

  • AMD Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card Pioneers a New Era in Gaming Experience


    AMD Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card Pioneers a New Era in Gaming Experience

    AMD makes graphics leadership power move with AMD Radeon R9 290X GPU, the king of the Radeon R9 Series graphics cards, new GPUs for a new era in gaming

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. —10/24/2013 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched the AMD Radeon™ R9 290X graphics card, introducing the ultimate GPU for a new era in PC gaming. As the top AMD Radeon™ R9 Series graphics card, the AMD Radeon™ R9 290X GPU delivers breathtaking performance while pushing the boundaries of audio and visual realism for gamers who demand the best.

  • POWERCOLOR RELEASES THE HIGHEST END PRODUCT, R9 290X

    POWERCOLOR RELEASES THE HIGHEST END PRODUCT, R9 290X

     POWERCOLOR RELEASES THE HIGHEST END PRODUCT, R9 290X LINEUP FOR ALL USER

    Gaming has never been so easy before

    Taipei, Taiwan –Oct. 24, 2013 – TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today introduces the most high end products at R9 series, the PowerColor R9 290X. Being a total new GPU, the R9 290X is packed with dozens of latest technology; gamers now can get intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with lifelike imagery by utilizing the newest DirectX® 11.2. Also with the support of Windows 8.1, the PowerColor R9 290X deliver all the benefits for Windows users. Most important, the new card supports 4K ultra HD gaming in single and multi-display configurations, users can get the most out of every square inch of screen.

  • Feenix Launches High End NascitaGaming Mouse and DimoraMouse Pad

    Feenix Launches High End NascitaGaming Mouse and DimoraMouse Pad

    Feenix Launches High End NascitaGaming Mouse and DimoraMouse Pad

    The meticulously crafted Nascita and Dimora offer superior design and an enhanced gaming
    experience

    LOS ANGELES- October 24, 2013- Feenix, the premiere boutique peripheral firm for luxury gaming instruments, is excited to announce the originally designed 2014 Nascita and Dimora; a gaming mouse and pad that provide gamers with unparalleled feel, reliability, and performance.

  • Thecus® Announces 2-Bay Home NAS: The N2310

    Thecus® Announces 2-Bay Home NAS: The N2310

    Thecus® Announces 2-Bay Home NAS: The N2310

    Impressive new AMCC-based device coming soon

    10/23/2013- Just in time for Christmas, Thecus® is announcing the release of its latest home and SOHO NAS, the N2310. Equipped with an Advanced Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) 800MHz SoC processor and 512 MB of DDR3 RAM, this latest 2-bay device is a great choice for those seeking solid storage solutions on a budget.

  • STEELSERIES INTRODUCES THE RIVAL OPTICAL GAMING MOUSE

    STEELSERIES INTRODUCES THE RIVAL OPTICAL GAMING MOUSE

    The Newest Mouse from Gaming Peripherals Leader Produces Unparalleled Levels of Customization and Detailed Precision Thorough Professional-Grade Hardware in a New, Ergonomic Design

    SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse

    CHICAGO – Oct. 23, 2013SteelSeries, the leading global innovator of gaming peripherals, today introduced the Rival Optical Gaming Mouse. The Rival delivers unparalleled technology through an advanced optical sensor for deadly precision, along with our new proprietary switches that provide speed, consistency and durability across a 30 million-click lifespan. Rival’s ergonomic right-hand design features an advanced anti-sweat coating and rubber side grips to deliver optimal texture, feel, and comfort. On top of all this great technology, the Rival offers multiple levels of customization ranging from 16.8 million color illumination options, to SteelSeries ExactTech settings all of which are powered by the new SteelSeries Engine 3 software.

  • ADATA Expands Line of DashDrive Storage Devices

    DATA Expands Line of DashDrive Storage Devices

    DashDrive Durable UD311

    Launches USB 3.0 DashDrive Durable UD311

    Taipei, Taiwan – October 22, 2013 - ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has launched the DashDrive™ Durable UD311 Flash drive. The UD311 is remarkably compact and portable, with a USB 3.0 interface that makes the most of Chip-On-Board (COB) technology with high transfer speed up to: 85 MB/sec (Read).

  • TRUSTED PROTECTION FOR APPLE’S NEWEST INNOVATIONS: OTTERBOX CASES FOR IPAD MINI WITH RETINA DISPLAY AND IPAD AIR

    TRUSTED PROTECTION FOR APPLE’S NEWEST INNOVATIONS: OTTERBOX CASES FOR IPAD MINI WITH RETINA DISPLAY AND IPAD AIR

    TRUSTED PROTECTION FOR APPLE’S NEWEST INNOVATIONS: OTTERBOX CASES FOR IPAD MINI WITH RETINA DISPLAY AND IPAD AIR

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - FORT COLLINS, Colo.--Nearly four years ago, Apple® revolutionized the mobile industry with the launch of the first iPad®. Today, it is still the trusted name for top-shelf tablets with over 170 million sold to date. OtterBox® is proud to safeguard these innovations with the trusted protection of the Defender Series® for iPad® mini with Retina® display and Defender Series for iPad Air, coming soon.

  • Glacer 240L

    Glacer 240L

    Glacer 240L

    Chino, California – October 22nd, 2013 - Cooler Master, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of premium PC components has today introduced the ultimate semi-DIY CPU liquid cooler, Glacer 240L. This modular and expandable semi-DIY liquid cooling system offers the utmost in performance and convenience.

  • Thermaltake receives prestigious National Invention and Creation Award 2013 with the Superior Level 10 M Gaming Mouse

    Thermaltake receives prestigious National Invention and Creation Award 2013 with the Superior Level 10 M Gaming Mouse

    Thermaltake receives prestigious National Invention and Creation Award 2013 with the Superior Level 10 M Gaming Mouse

    Taipei, Taiwan – October 22, 2013 – At the award ceremony for the “National Invention and Creation Award 2013” (NICA 2013) on 9th October, 2013, Thermaltake, comes up to all the expectations, stands out among 494 entries and wins Silver Medal in the “Invention Award” from NICA with its supreme patented product-”Level 10 M Gaming Mouse”, which is the design collaboration by Thermaltake and BMW DesignworksUSA. The Chairman & CEO of Thermaltake Technology Group, Mr. Kenny Lin was bridging BMW DesignworksUSA and Thermaltake Group’s international advanced design studios Tt Design Works for the “Level 10 M Gaming Mouse”. Once again, the Level 10 M Gaming Mouse has perfectly demonstrated its revolutionary design concept and creative engineering! Thermaltake is also proud to announce its achievement for receiving 199 Patent Certifications so far. The National Invention and Creation Award 2013 conferred by the Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs R.O.C, which rewards outstanding innovative achievements.

  • ASUSTOR Releases Enhancements to Online Technical Support Center

    ASUSTOR Releases Enhancements to Online Technical Support Center

    ASUSTOR Releases Enhancements to Online Technical Support Center

    ASUSTOR’s online technical support center integrates new knowledge base content and ASUSTOR ID accounts. Users can submit their questions online and view other frequently asked questions, receiving quick and timely technical support.

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 22nd 2013 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced today that it has upgraded its online technical support system, providing ASUSTOR NAS users with faster and more convenient technical support services. ASUSTOR’s technical support center now features a comprehensive technical knowledge base which automatically provides users with related content while they are submitting their questions. This allows users to quickly find the specific technical information that they need to troubleshoot any problems they may be having with their product in addition to the support provided by ASUSTOR’s engineers.

  • Mushkin Sells Out of Scorpion Deluxe for 2nd Month in a Row

    Mushkin Sells Out of Scorpion Deluxe for 2nd Month in a Row

    Mushkin Sells Out of Scorpion Deluxe for 2nd Month in a Row

    Austin, TX - Oct 22, 2013 - Mushkin, Inc., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, announces the continued sell-out of their latest Scorpion Deluxe PCIe Solid-State Drive.

  • Smartphone Becomes Powerful PC Peripheral

    Smartphone Becomes Powerful PC Peripheral

     Power-Grid app turns smartphones into PC and game remote control

    Out now: free Power-Grid app turns smartphones into PC and game remote control

    Hamburg - October 22, 2013 – ROCCAT’s highly acclaimed Power-Grid app is now available to the public for free download as the software reaches its open beta phase. The game-changing software consists of a smartphone app, which runs on iOS and Android devices, and accompanying host software, which runs on Windows. This technology is used to turn the smartphone into a sophisticated, fully customizable remote control for the PC, extending the environment of the gamer onto their smartphone. Power-Grid features countless preset Grids and Controls that offer functionality ranging from adjusting Windows settings to executing in-game macro sequences in popular games such as StarCraft II and League of Legends. The software also provides gamers with the ability to create their own extensively configurable Grids and Controls, allowing them to cater to their own specific needs and desires. The new Power-Grid website – launched simultaneously – provides a database for those searching for additional Grids and Controls. The database will feature ROCCAT as well as community content, the latter being facilitated by the launcher software’s easy-to-use Grid and Control import/export process.

  • The Award Winning iPin Laser Presenter Now Available in North America

    The Award Winning iPin Laser Presenter Now Available in North America

    The Award Winning iPin Laser Presenter Now Available in North America

    Transforms Your iPhone into a Professional Laser Presenter

    22 October 2013, Taipei, Taiwan - Conary Enterprise is pleased to announce that the COMPUTEX 2013 d&i Gold Award winning iPin Laser Presenter is now available in North America. The iPin is a tiny, iPhone-powered laser pointer and presenter that comes with its own slide-controlling app. This delicately designed device can turn an iPhone into a professional presentation system in a matter of seconds, making it the ultimate companion for anyone using an iPhone.

  • COUGAR Updates CMX Series of Modular Gaming PSUs

    COUGAR Updates CMX Series of Modular Gaming PSUs

    COUGAR Updates CMX Series of Modular Gaming PSUs

    October 22nd 2013, Taipei - COUGAR, leading PC case and power supply brand has released new versions of the CMX power supply units. Through better designs, the version 3 CMX models offer multiple improvements along with an even more affordable price.

  • Put Your Projector in Your Pocket - Genius Bella Vision BV 180 Pico Projector

    Put Your Projector in Your Pocket - Genius Bella Vision BV 180 Pico Projector

    Genius Bella Vision BV 180 Pico Projector

    Pocket-Sized Pico Projector for Business Professionals that Doubles as a Power Bank

    October 22, 2013, Chino, California – Genius today releases the Bella Vision BV 180 Pico Projector, part of a line of pocket-sized digital projection devices specially designed not only to work with notebooks and DVD players but also with your tablet or smartphone. The BV180 is ideal for business professionals who often need to give presentations even in locations where a projector may not be available.

  • NVIDIA Thanks 1 Million GeForce Facebook Fans!

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX

    The social network media juggernaut Facebook, plays a vital and important role in the many aspects of getting the word out on the street with the latest products, promotions and contests enjoyed by tech enthusiasts, gamers, and a wide variety of communities, and can interact with those on a daily basis. For manufacturers, and their Facebook Fans, it surprisingly may seem to a be a ritual of sorts, but one thing is definitely certain, it sure as heck can be a heck of a lot of fun! Better Yet! A party is likely to ensue when a major milestone is reached, as NVIDIA Gives Thanks to 1 Million GeForce Facebook Fans!

  • EK-FC R9-290X for AMD® Radeon R9 290X makes it's debut

    EKWB

    EK-FC R9-290X for AMD® Radeon R9 290X makes it's debut

    Oct 22, 2013 -- EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce world's first full-cover water cooling solution for the latest AMD® Radeon R9 290X, the new flagship performance graphics card.

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  • Razer Announces Counter Logic Gaming Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse

    Razer

    Long time world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, Razer, along with Counter Logic Gaming, proudly announce the launch of the new Counter Logic Gaming Razer DeathAdder gaming mouse. The Counter Logic Gaming Razer DeathAdder eSports Edition delivers a combination of comfort with its right-handed ergonomic form factor and unbridled gaming precision with a 6400pdi optical sensor. It’s one of the many reasons that the peripheral is the top-selling gaming mouse in existence. The CLG Razer DeathAdder eSports edition gaming mouse is available now exclusively on Razerzone.com, with a suggested price fof U.S. $79.99 / EU €79.99.See More

  • Introducing the ICY DOCK EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B 2 x 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Bay SATA/IDE SSD/HDD Mounting Kit / Bracket / Adapter

    Introducing the ICY DOCK EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B 2 x 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Bay SATA/IDE SSD/HDD Mounting Kit / Bracket / Adapter

    EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B Dual 2.5” SSD/HDD Mounting Kit/Bracket

    The EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B is a great choice if you're looking to install 1 or 2 SSDs/2.5" HDDs into a single 3.5" bay. If you're looking for storage density, compatibility, flexibility, and durability without the hassle of a complicated installation, go with the EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B. It's never been easier to effortlessly install 2.5" drives in a system. We, IcyDock, put a lot of thought into the design to fulfill the needs of our customers, whether they're building Home Theater Systems (HTPC), Gaming PCs, or Mini-IPX systems. Our EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B certainly doesn't disappoint.

  • Intel Announces Commercial Availability of its Multimode, Multiband 4G LTE Solution

    Intel

    Intel Corporation today announced earlier today that they will begin shipping the Intel XMM 7160 LTE modem in the 4G version of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1),- available in Asia and Europe. Intel has also expanded its portfolio of 4G LTE connectivity solutions, with PCIe M.2 LTE wireless data modules expected to ship in 2014 tablet and Ultrabook designs from leading manufacturers. These new products make it simple, efficient and cost effective for device manufacturers to add high performance wireless connectivity to their product designs. See More

  • ASUS Announces Adoption of NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology

    ASUS Announces Adoption of NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology

    ASUS Announces Adoption of NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology

    G-SYNC-enhanced VG248QE monitor will debut in North America at $399 USD in 2014

    Fremont, CA (October 18, 2013) - ASUS is excited to announce that it will adopt NVIDIA G-SYNC technology into its next generation monitor lineup. NVIDIA G-SYNC, a significant innovation in display technology, provides an excellent gaming experience and stunning visual quality by synchronizing the monitor’s refresh rate to the GPU’s render rate. Images are displayed the moment they are rendered, which results in smoother gameplay and sharper images through the elimination of onscreen tearing, stuttering, and latency.

  • Power Color Unleashes the Dark Power within the DEVIL R9 270X

    PowerColor Unleash the Gaming Power

    Happy Halloween ! Power Color Unleashes the Dark Power within the DEVIL R9 270X, to the well-known Devil series of graphic cards. The Devil R9 270X features a factory overclock to 1150MHz, and tops a boost clock of 1180MHz, 2GB of GDDR5, 1280 stream processors and a high speed 256-bit memory interface delivering blistering speed and performance at its class. What's more, the new DEVIL R9 270X uses a three fan cooling design, and together with 4 units heat pipes and large surface of aluminum cooling fin, delivering 25% cooler and 18% quieter than reference. See More

  • NVIDIA Introduces G-SYNC Technology for Gaming Monitors; Tears, Stutters, Lag Become Artifacts of the Past

    NVIDIA Introduces G-SYNC Technology for Gaming Monitors; Tears, Stutters, Lag Become Artifacts of the Past

    Game Developers, Display Makers, System Builders Express Broad Support

    MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - Oct 18, 2013)--  Solving the decades-old problem of onscreen tearing, stuttering and lag, NVIDIA today unveiled NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology which, for the first time, enables perfect synchronization between the GPU and the display.

    The result is consistently smooth frame rates and ultrafast response not possible with previous display technologies.

  • Digital Storm Announces PRO Line of Custom Built Workstations

    Digital Storm Customized Systems

    Custom boutique system builder, Digital Storm, known for building whisper quiet high-end performance PC gaming systems, proudly announces the launch of PRO line and fully customizable workstations, targeted to meet the demanding needs of creative professionals. “The new workstations all feature a level of customization uncommon in the creative professional market. Whether its raw computing horsepower or whisper quiet operation, each Digital Storm workstation is custom tailored and optimized to meet each unique customer’s needs.” See More

  • NVIDIA Montreal Recap: Day 1

    NVIDIA Montreal Recap: Day 1

    Lots of NVIDIA news was made in Montreal today, including:

  • Razer CEO and Filipino Gamers Join Forces to Raise Funds For Central Visayas Earthquake

    Razer

    In an effort to raise funds to assist survivors of the devastating earthquake that shook Central Visayas on October 15, Filipino gamers at the Pinoy Gaming Festival banded together to raise $5,850 US toward its $10,000 goal. Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director, Min-Liang Tan, in a gesture of support for the Philippines and its avid gaming community, stepped up and funded the balance of the philanthropic endeavor and donated the full $10,000 US to the Philippine Red Cross. See More

  • Latest Ubuntu 13.10 includes first step to mobile / PC convergence

    Latest Ubuntu 13.10 includes first step to mobile / PC convergence

    Latest Ubuntu 13.10

    • 13.10 desktop gains Smart Scopes and performance improvements from mobile and desktop convergence effort, paving the way for full converge across all devices.
    • 13.10 includes the first true mobile release of Ubuntu, enabling OEMs, carriers and silicon vendors to integrate Ubuntu for mobile devices in 2014.
    • 13.10 supports service differentiation for OEMs and carriers.

     

    Canonical today announces the availability of Ubuntu 13.10 for desktop and smartphone. Ubuntu’s first true mobile release delivers the streamlined core OS and mobile user interface that pave the way for full device convergence and create a unique platform for modern computing.

  • Just How Much Cash is Lost as Small Businesses Are Burdened by Aging PC's?

    Intel

    It should come to no surprise,that readers of tech review sites like this one and others, that feature content of today's latest hardware, also work in the IT field in some capacity offering a variety technical support and system administration. On several occasions, members share feedback, as to what the upgrade policies may or may not be in their particular work environments. Yet not all businesses can afford to stay reasonably current, while many smaller business have been keeping PCs longer than in previous years, generating higher repair costs that can equal or exceed the price of new PCs. But at what cost? According to a recent multi-country study commissioned by Intel Corporation and conducted by Techaisle. on average, small business workers lose more than one work week per year due to old PCs. See More

  • Innodisk's SSD Software, iSMART, Provides Easy Access, In-Depth Information For Embedded Applications

    Innodisk's SSD Software, iSMART, Provides Easy Access, In-Depth Information For Embedded Applications

    Innodisk's SSD Software, iSMART, Provides Easy Access, In-Depth Information For Embedded Applications

    Instant customizable alerts, lifespan prediction, disk usage visualization

    October 17, 2013 – Taipei, Taiwan – Innodisk, a designer and manufacturer of SSDs for industrial and embedded applications, continues to innovate with an update to its proprietary iSMART technology. The latest update, iSMART 3.2, adds even more features, including data logging and usage analysis to detect issues even earlier and guide future purchasing decisions.

  • EKWB Announces MSI N780 Lightning Full-Cover Water Block

    EKWB

    Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, EK Water Blocks, proudly introduces a new Full-Cover water block for MSI N780 Lightning series graphics cards. The  “EK-FC780 GTX Lightning water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas. This allows the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. EK-FC780 GTX Lightning water block also features a very high flow design therefore it can be easily used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.”See More

  • ADATA Launches Gleaming and Wafer-Thin External SSD

    ADATA Launches Gleaming and Wafer-Thin External SSD

    ADATA Launches Gleaming and Wafer-Thin External SSD

    Combines the Best of Solid-State and Portable Disk Drive Technology

    Taipei, Taiwan – October 17, 2013 - ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has launched an ultra-thin external solid state drive (SSD) with a SuperSpeed USB interface. Named the DashDrive Elite SE720, it combines the slim stainless steel chassis of the company’s award-winning DashDrive Elite HE720 portable hard drive, with the performance of ADATA’s market-proven NAND Flash storage solutions.

  • Mad Catz Announces New S.T.R.I.K.E. Mobile GameSmart Keyboard

    Mad Catz

    On many occasions, mobile users need to have the more robust performance features of a gaming keyboard, that's easily compatible with a wide variety of platforms and smart devices, such as smart phones and tablets. Mad Catz announces the S.T.R.I.K.E.M Mobile Keyboard, featuring a tablet sized footprint, illuminated backlighting, dedicated media buttons with a volume scroll wheel, and on board memory used for storing multiple macro commands. The S.T.R.I.K.E.M Mobile Keyboard will be available in your choice of 3 gloss finishes, red, black, and white,and is expected to ship in time for Holiday Season 2013. See More

  • ASUS Launches Essence III Preamplifier, USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier

    ASUS Launches Essence III Preamplifier, USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier

    ASUS Essence III Preamplifier, USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier

    Audiophile-grade USB digital-to-analog converter with a fully balanced design, remote-controlled stepped attenuator and DSD playback

    2013/10/16 --ASUS today announced Essence III, a USB digital-to-analog (DAC) converter with a fully balanced design and the latest Direct Stream Digital (DSD) playback designed for those who demand the purest audio quality and listening flexibility.

  • Thermaltake Announces Massive V20 Laptop Cooling Pad

    Thermaltake Cool All Your Life

    If you want to keep your laptop - Keep it Cool! Thermaltake announces the Massive V20 Laptop Cooling Pad featuring a built in quiet 200mm LED fan with adjustable fan speeds, and lighting controls, that offers big airflow with high cooling performance to reduce the overall temperatures quietly on your laptop. The Massive V20 is ergonomically designed for comfortable viewing angles, tidy cable management, and will elegantly support notebooks up to 17 inches. The Thermaltake Massive V20 Cooling Pad has a suggested price 19.99 USD. See More

  • Enermax Releases new Mid-Tower Chassis, the Ostrog Pink

    Enermax Releases new Mid-Tower Chassis, the Ostrog Pink

    Enermax Releases new Mid-Tower Chassis, the Ostrog Pink

  • ADATA Launches Official NBA Pro Series 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drives!

    ADATA

    ADATA announces the 2013 edition of officially licensed NBA Pro Series Flash drives! The rugged and water and shock proof resistant 16GB SuperSpeed USB 3.0 flash drives feature a high-quality rubber casing that keeps your files safe both on and off the court. You can even choose from you favorite player and team, since the drives will be emblazoned with the jerseys of today’s six most popular NBA professional athletes making portable storage, Your Player, Your Drive! See More

  • Introducing the HAF Stacker

    Introducing the HAF Stacker

    Introducing the HAF Stacker

    Chino, California – 10/15/2013 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today officially makes available to the world the first stackable computer case series, the HAF Stacker Series. Launching with three connectable and stackable models, HAF 915F, HAF 915R, and HAF 935.

  • All ASUSTOR NAS Devices Are Now Compatible With PowerWalker UPS Devices From BlueWalker

    ASUSTOR

    Protecting critical electronic equipment against the damage that can potentially be caused by power outages and power surges, modern enterprises often choose to deploy an interruptible power supply mechanism. ASUSTOR announced today that all its NAS devices are now compatible with over 100 different PowerWalker UPS devices from BlueWalker. This integration provides SOHO and small business users, who have a need for interruptible power supplies, with greater flexibility and a larger variety of solutions when looking to deploy a NAS with a UPS. See More

  • Latest Apple and Samsung Smartphones Get Seriously Waterproof with New OtterBox Protection

    Latest Apple and Samsung Smartphones Get Seriously Waterproof with New OtterBox Protection

    OtterBox® Preserver Series® available now for the Apple® iPhone® 5

    FORT COLLINS, Colo.--Today’s top smartphones can do just about everything, and with the newest case from OtterBox, they can go just about everywhere. From the No. 1 trusted case brand for smartphone protection comes a new line that allows technology users to embrace all the wet, messy, spontaneous fun life has to offer.* Introducing the OtterBox® Preserver Series® available now for the Apple® iPhone® 5 and coming soon for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and Samsung® GALAXY S®4.

  • LUXA2 Launches Updated Styled Battery Power Pack Series

    Luxa2 A Dividion of Thermaltake

    LUXA2, a premier designer and manufacturer of unique and functional mobile accessories, announces two new products to its portable power family, The PL1 2800mAh and PL2 6000mAh battery power packs. The sleek and stylish PL1 ic encased in high-quality leather, and has a suggested price -USD 39.95, while the LUXA2 PL1 2800 mAh features a high capacity Samsung cell which provides more than enough power to charge your smartphone device 2-3 times to more than cover you in your time of need. Its compact PU leather design provides that premium leather like feel and touch and allows for ease of use and portability, with a suggested price of USD 54.95. See More

  • Addition of the Odyssey 345, lightweight laptop stand and additional cooler

    Addition of the Odyssey 345, lightweight laptop stand and additional cooler

    Spire Odyssey 345, lightweight laptop stand and additional cooler

    Maarheeze, The Netherlands, 15-10-2013. Introducing the Odyssey 345 laptop base-cooler and ergonomic stand is equipped with a large 140mm cooling fan. Additional laptop/notebook cooling is a must have these days, especially when working with the laptop on your lap. When no base-cooler is used the notebook may overheat and shut down. Also research from Yefim Sheynkin at the State University of New York has found that the heat from your laptop can elevate the temperature of your scrotum by up to 2.8 degrees which demonstrated link between high testicular temperature and infertility.

  • GELID Unleashes Rev. 2 Icy Vision VGA Cooling Solution For AMD Latest R9 Series and GeForce GTX Graphic Cards

    Gelid Solutions

    As the competition heats up with today's latest and most powerful graphic cards, folks have been looking for alternative cooling solutions to keep both thermal temps, noise in check. Gelid Solutions announces the Rev. 2 ICY VISION (GC-VGA02-01) that contains 5 power heatpipes in a unique heatpipe constellation. The heatpipes are interlaced into 85 optimized high-quality Aluminium fins. Together with a flat stack fin soldered Copper base, they enable the most efficient heat transmission and dissipation from GPU core in its class. Best of all, the Gelid Rev. 2 ICY VISION, is compatible with many of the previous generations of graphic cards from both AMD and NVIDIA, along with the recently released AMD Radeon R9 270X and R9 290X Series, and NVIDIA GTX Titan graphic cards! See More

  • Corsair Blends Flash and Flexibility in New Graphite Series 230T PC Case

    Corsair Blends Flash and Flexibility in New Graphite Series 230T PC Case

    Corsair Unveils Graphite Series 230T PC Mid-Tower Case in Three Colors

    Corsair Unveils Graphite Series 230T PC Mid-Tower Case

    Fremont, California — October 15, 2013 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer of high-perform­­­­­­ance components for the PC hardware market, today announced the new Graphite Series™ 230T mid-tower PC case. Available in three colors, Battleship Grey, Rebel Orange, and Black, the new case combines dramatic, angular styling and the builder-friendly features, expandability, and flexibility that Corsair cases are known for.

  • HyperX Memory and SSD Gaming Bundle With Collector’s Edition Battlefield 4 Mouse Pads from QPAD

    HyperX Bundles Memory Gaming Bundle Collector’s Edition Battlefield 4 Mouse Pads from QPAD

    Kingston announces a HyperX memory and solid-state drive bundle with an exclusive Collector’s Edition Battlefield 4 gaming mouse pads from QPAD, an award-winning designer of headsets, keyboards, mice and mouse pads for gamers. The mouse pads are available in two sizes to meet the demands of all types of gamers. Bundle prices vary depending on the memory purchased so please visit Kingston’s select etail partners for more information. The limited-edition HyperX memory and mouse pad product bundle will be available in the United States at newegg.com, amazon.com and tigerdirect.com shortly after the highly anticipated Battlefield 4 game launch. See More

  • ASUSTOR Creates Online Accessories Store

    ASUSTOR Creates Online Accessories Store

    ASUSTOR Creates Online Accessories Store

    ASUSTOR users can now purchase NAS accessories from ASUSTOR’s Accessories Store and enjoy free shipping on all orders.

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 15th 2013 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced today that it has created a an online accessories store for its products, providing ASUSTOR users, who cannot find needed accessories locally, with a one-stop shop for all ASUSTOR NAS accessories. Featuring free delivery on all orders, the ASUSTOR Accessories Store offers a user friendly shopping experience allowing users to complete their purchases in just a few easy steps. Customers are able to search for accessories using keywords or their product model number. Furthermore, before making any purchasing decisions, they can compare and evaluate accessories by using the comparison table function.

  • Massive SHIELD Updates Unlocks Thousands of Android Games and More!

    NVIDIA SHIELD

    NVIDIA today unleashed a massive update to our SHIELD gaming portable that allows gamers to use SHIELD to take control of thousands more Android games originally designed for touch screens. But that's not all that's rolled up inside the massive update that's available now. SHIELDS UP! Game On!

  • ADATA USB On-The-Go Connects to Smartphones and Tablets

    ADATA USB On-The-Go Connects to Smartphones and Tablets
    Company Launches DashDrive Durable UD320 USB Flash Drive

    ADATA Launches DashDrive Durable UD320 USB Flash Drive

    Taipei, Taiwan - October 15, 2013 - ADATA™ Technology has announced the release of the DashDrive Durable UD320 USB Flash drive, the company’s first implementation of the USB On-The-Go (OTG) specification. USB OTG allows devices such as smartphones and tablets to act as a host, allowing USB flash drives to be connected directly for data transfer.

  • ENERMAX Announces New Notebook Cooling PAD Series - Cool Stands, Cool Sounds

    Enermax

    One thing is certain, enthusiasts and mainstream users are expecting to get just a bit more, out of their mobile devices and accessories. ENERMAX steps up and unleashes a brand new series of notebook cooling pads that offer unique cooling solutions along with fun features, such as a movable LED fan and enhanced external speakers. The 17- inch aluminum AEOLUS VEGAS (CP007) ($49.99) provides a wide cooling for bigger laptops and comes with an 18cm magnetic moveable LED Fan. The AEROODIO (CP006) ($49.99) and TWISTERODIO (CP008) ($39.99) speaker cooling pads, improve notebook audio quality, via the Enermax DreamBass audio enhancing sound chip, while keeping your notebook running cool.See More

  • KINGMAX Launches SME Xvalue for HDD-to-SSD Upgrade

    KINGMAX Launches SME Xvalue for HDD-to-SSD Upgrade

    KINGMAX Launches SME Xvalue for HDD-to-SSD Upgrade

    For today’s PC users, high-performance, high-quality SSDs are increasingly the preferred choice. KINGMAX, a premium memory and Flash module manufacturer that serves the world market, is proud to introduce SME 32/35, the latest additions to its SME Xvalue SSD Series.

  • ORIGIN Adds SLI Performance Into Award-Winning Line-Up of EON Laptops With The New EON17-SLX

    ORIGIN PC

    Thanks to the escalating advancements in today's latest technology, selecting a desktop replacement laptop with enough graphics performance to meet the demands of today's current gaming titles, while allowing up to 5 storage drives including dual mSATA RAID support, may be interested to hear as custom boutique systems builder ORIGIN PC announces the all new, NVIDIA SLI-Ready, EON17-SLX to their line of award-winning EON laptops for gamers, professionals, artists and enthusiasts. The new EON17-SLX takes mobile gaming to the next level with support for up to DUAL NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M graphics cards in SLI to deliver buttery smooth frame rates when playing today’s most demanding PC games at home or on the go. EON17-SLX is fully customizable with pricing starting at under $1999. See More

  • HGST Ships MegaScale DC™ Hard Drive For Low-Workload Applications In Hyperscale Or Dynamic Scale-Out Data Centers

    HGST Ships MegaScale DC™ Hard Drive For Low-Workload Applications In Hyperscale Or Dynamic Scale-Out Data Centers
        
    New 4TB MegaScale HDD Delivers Low Power, High Capacity and CoolSpin™ Performance for Lower TCO in Cost-Sensitive, Low-Workload Environments with Infrequently Accessed Data

    SAN JOSE, Calif., October 15, 2013HGST, a Western Digital company, "(NASDAQ: WDC)" today announced that it is shipping its new MegaScale DC 4000.B, a 3.5-inch, 4TB, 6 Gb/s SATA hard disk drive (HDD). As the company’s second-generation MegaScale drive, the new MegaScale DC 4000.B has been further optimized based on customer feedback to meet the explosive growth of infrequently accessed data, while balancing the right mix of power, capacity, performance and reliability. As part of a tiered storage strategy, the MegaScale DC 4000.B is designed for low-workload applications such as bulk storage for unstructured or big data, disk-to-disk backup, online archives, or long-term data retention where cost-per-GB, watt-per-GB and GB-per-square foot are critical parameters.

  • Aggressive Price Cuts for GeForce GTX 780 and 770 - GeForce Experience 1.7 GeForce ShadowPlay Beta

    NVIDIA

    Gamers and enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating to see what the prices will be for the GeForce GTX 780 and 770 graphics will be and when they will be available. The wait is almost over, after an official announcement from NVIDIA indicates that new graphics cards will be coming our way with some very aggressive price cuts along with a “Way It’s Meant to Be Played Holiday Bundle with SHIELD” promotion. Sounds like some good times ahead, as the competition heats up! Game On!

  • MSI 2013 Master Overclocking Arena Worldwide Grand Finals NO LIMITS hits Taipei on October 18th-19th

    MSI 2013 Master Overclocking Arena Worldwide Grand Finals
    NO LIMITS hits Taipei on October 18th-19th

    16 Overclocking Masters Battle to Change the Overclocking Game

    [Taipei, Taiwan] MSI, world renowned motherboard and graphics card manufacturer, presents the sixth edition of the Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) Grand Finals, dubbed “NO LIMITS”. To be held on October 18th and 19th, this is the grand finals that worldwide fans have been waiting for! 16 of the world' s most extreme overclockers from 13 countries have made it through regional qualifiers for a chance to compete in the Grand Finals for the overclocking master crown. These overclockers will be breaking world records on MSI OC series Z87 MPOWER MAX motherboards and MSI GTX 780 LIGHTNING graphics cards.

  • GIGABYTE Unleashes Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card!

    GIGABYTE

    Looking to take your gaming experience to a whole new level? Gigabyte proudly announce the release of the latest Radeon R9 290X graphics card (GV-R929XD5-4GD-B), that's engineered to be among the world’s most advanced graphics cards, featuring the award-winning AMD GCN Architecture for unrivaled performance and efficiency. The GV-R929XD5-4GD-B is equipped with 28nm GCN architecture graphics processor, 4GB GDDR5 memory and 512-bit memory interface, and also exclusively supports GIGABYTE OC GURU II software, allowing enthusiasts to ability to adjust maximum core voltage and synchronize the GPU temperature and power consumption and providing enthusiasts and gamers an optimal experience. See More

  • New water block for EVGA Classified series GeForce® GTX 780 released

    EKWB Press

    New water block for EVGA Classified series GeForce® GTX 780 released

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block for EVGAClassified series NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 graphics cards.

  • VisionTek Introduces the Radeon R9 290X As The Fastest Graphics Card Available

    VisionTek Radeon R9 290X

    VisionTek announces the Radeon R9 290X graphics card, featuring up to 1GHz clock speed, 4GB 512bit GDDR5 RAM, and compute performance over 5.6 TFLOPs, Some sources had previously reported, the new R9 290X series of cards would be available in the $650 - $700 price range. But the $549MSRP VisionTek R9 290X is the fastest graphics card available and outperforms other, more expensive GPU brand-based graphics cards, while setting a new standard in the graphics card industry. VisionTek expects to begin shipping the R9 290X by early November. See More

  • Synopsys and TSMC Collaborate to Deliver 16-nm Custom Design Reference Flow

    Synopsys and TSMC Collaborate to Deliver 16-nm Custom Design Reference Flow

    TSMC Includes Analog/Mixed-Signal Products for 16-nm Design Requirements

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 14, 2013 -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced that it has collaborated with TSMC to provide support for voltage-dependent design rules in TSMC's 16-nm Custom Design Reference Flow. As part of TSMC's custom design infrastructure, TSMC has also certified Synopsys' Laker® custom design solution and circuit simulation tools that deliver new capabilities for TSMC V0.5 16-nm FinFET process layout design rules, device models, and electromigration and IR-drop (EM/IR) analysis. TSMC and Synopsys will continue to collaborate on certification of the Synopsys tool set until 16nm FinFET reaches V1.0.

  • reCAPTCHAS Just Got a Heck of Lot Easier – Especially For Us Humans!

    reCAPTCHA

    For the last decade or so, anyone who uses a computer online, has encountered those CAPTCHAs, a visual puzzle that was developed to verify whether or not the actual user was human, while protecting sites from automated abusive behavior such as bots. Most folks have at times a 'WTH' (What The Heck) to verify that your keystrokes are human after all. Honestly, who the heck can read some of the darn things at first glance, let along the next few attempts. Sound familiar?

  • A 65-WHAT System? The Coolest 65W Fanless i7 System

    A 65-WHAT System? The Coolest 65W Fanless i7 System

    Introducing the new BIS-6590

    LOS ANGELES – October 14, 2013 - Introducing the new BIS-6590 with a new generation of the ICEFIN Fanless System. The large heat-dissipating fin design, measures only 280mm×219.2mm×115 mm. The fanless system supports Intel's H61/Q77/B75 chipsets. The BIS-6590 also supports Intel Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge Core i3/i5/i7 and the Celeron family processors, and has 2x DDR3 DIMM slots support dual channel DDR3 1066/1333/1600 MHz , with maximum memory of up to 16GB.

  • SteelSeries Releases New! Siberia Elite Gaming Headset

    SteelSeries Professional Gaming Gear

    Crystal clear audio reproduction is a by product from professional gaming headsets, and SteelSeries is highly regarded the world over for providing the top notch gaming peripherals that professionals and enthusiasts alike have come to rely on for a competitive and immersive gaming experience. SteelSeries announces the Siberia Elite Gaming Headset, and  delivers the newest generation and highest-quality SteelSeries audio drivers, the Siberia Elite headset is equipped with Dolby technology for realistic 7.1 virtual surround sound. “Built for gaming and entertainment across multiple devices, the Siberia Elite offers limitless connectivity through its swappable cable system making it instantly compatible for PC, Mac®, tablets and phones.” The SteelSeries Siberia Elite Gaming Headset is currently available globally and currently shipping at a suggested price of $199.99. See More

  • MSI News - Gaming for All

    MSI Gaming For All newsletter

  • ADATA Highlights Products and R&D Talents at Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

    ADATA Lighting up your life

    ADATA Technology will be showcasing the company’s lighting division and impressive R & D talents to the 2013 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair, held this October 27 – 30, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. (Booth #1ON-036 )ADATA will display a comprehensive range of LED lighting solutions, including indoor, outdoor, along with CKD (Complete Knock Down) lighting kits. in order to further establish the company’s position as a total solution provider. See More

  • Radeon™ R7 and R9 Series GPUs are here!

    Radeon™ R7 and R9 Series GPUs are here!

    Radeon™ R7 and R9 Series GPUs are here!

    With AMD Radeon™ graphics, your opponents won’t even be able to compete. Get an unmatched view of the game with AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, then take on all comers with performance-charged GCN Architecture.

  • ASUS Unleashes R9 290X Graphics Cards

    ASUS Announces R9 290X Graphics Card

    ASUS announces the announces the release of R9 290X, a new graphics card powered by the latest AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics-processing unit (GPU). And what's more, there's even a limited edition bundle with Battlefield 4. ASUS ROG website mentions that we can also expect to see an "ASUS DirectCU II versions with Super Alloy Power and OC/TOP pre-overclocks will follow in the coming months." See More

  • QNAP Launches TS-x70 Tower Series Turbo NAS with Scale-up Solutions to Meet Data Growth Demands

    QNAP Launches TS-x70 Tower Series Turbo NAS with Scale-up Solutions to Meet Data Growth Demands

    QNAP Launches TS-x70 Tower Series Turbo NAS with Scale-up Solutions to Meet Data Growth Demands

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 9, 2013 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the business-class TS-x70 series Turbo NAS. Available in 4, 6 and 8-bay tower models; the TS-x70 series with scale-up support is the perfect solution for the growing data needs of modern business environments.

  • Western Digital Completes Virident Acquisition For $685M

    Western Digital

    Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital, announced late Thurs night, that they have completed the acquisition of Virident Systems, the provider of flash-based storage products, after spending $685 million US.

  • Lian Li Releases the Double Wide PC-D600 Brushed Aluminum Chassis in North America

    Lian Li Releases the Double Wide PC-D600 Brushed Aluminum Chassis in North America

    Lian Li Releases the Double Wide PC-D600 Brushed Aluminum Chassis in North America

    Separate Components into Two Compartments

    October 9, 2013, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today releases the PC-D600 double wide brushed aluminum chassis that was previously announced at COMPUTEX 2013. Supporting EATX, ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards, the PC-D600 with 2mm thick aluminum panels has a two compartment design, supports water cooling setups, and has numerous tool-less features to give absolute freedom to enthusiasts and modders to build a high end system.

  • MSI R9 290X 4GD5 Now Available With Exclusive Battlefield 4

    MSI

    MSI proudly announces the new AMD R9 290X 4GD5 is available now for gamers to take their gameplay to the next level. The MSI AMD R9 290X 4GD5 features the new Hawaii XT GPU powering the R9 290X runs at speeds up to 1 GHz and is packed with 4 GB of high speed GDDR5 to power your games running at the highest resolutions and with maximum detail settings. The MSI R9 290X includes the Battlefield 4 Bundle that is the first game that is developed on the new Frostbite 3 engine. Frostbite 3 sets a new bar for PC Gaming visuals and will dazzle PC Gamers with some of the best visual effects seen to date. Battlefield 4 shines on the new R9 290X 4GD5. See More

  • SOURCE 530 Full Tower Case Revealed!

    SOURCE 530 Full Tower Case Revealed!

    SOURCE 530 Full Tower Case Revealed!

    Premium features and comprehensive cooling support at an unrivaled price point.

    Los Angeles, CA – The NZXT Source series was created to offer all of the essentials with a focus on affordability and simplicity. With the new Source 530, NZXT aims to prove that high performance doesn’t have to mean a high price tag.

  • Corsair Launches Hydro Series H75 Liquid CPU Cooler

    Corsair

    There are wide a variety of third party cooling solutions available for DIY PC builders to choose from for an effective upgrade over stock coolers that will easily allow total compatibility with many of the taller heat-spreaders featured on many of the memory modules that are popular today. Corsair earlier today, announces the Hydro Series H75 dual-fan 120mm liquid CPU cooler. The easy-to-install H75 provides PC users with quieter and more effective cooling than stock CPU coolers, all in a 120mm footprint that is widely compatible with most PC cases on the market. The Hydro Series H75 will be available in November at a suggested retail price of $84.99 (USD), and includes a 5-year limited warranty.See More

  • ADATA Adds Mystique to External Storage Options

    ADATA Adds Mystique to External Storage Options

    ADATA Adds Mystique to External Storage Options

    Company’s New DashDrive Choice HC630 HDD Shimmers with Allure

    Taipei, Taiwan – October 8, 2013 - ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has added another attractive storage gadget to the company’s popular DashDrive Choice family. With a USB 3.0 interface, the HC630 also boasts a gorgeous metal surface with sparkling etched patterns that reflect users’ outgoing style.

  • PowerColor Unleashes Highest End AMD Radeon R9 290X GPU

    PowerColor Unleash the Gaming Power

    PowerColor unleashes some serious AMD Gaming power, as they proudly announce the release of it's highest end gaming graphic cards with the AMD R9 Series, the PowerColor R9 290X!  PowerColor has overclocked the core of R9 290X to 1030MHz, and together with 1250Mhz memory(5.0 Gpbs), 4GB of GDDR5 and new 512-bit high speed interface, allows more speed and higher bandwidth for high-performance GPUs. Also, the PowerColor R9 290X features 2816 stream processors offering massively parallel computing power for heavy applications. This time, PowerColor is going to bundle the biggest game title of year, Battlefield 4 with our R9 290X, going to satisfy all demanding users. See More

  • Gefen Announces Leadership Change.

    Gefen Announces Leadership Change.

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    Founder Hagai Gefen Hands over Executive Direction to New Leadership Team

    CHATSWORTH, CA – Gefen, LLC, today announced its founder, Hagai Gefen, has left the company to pursue other interests. Moving forward, Gefen will be led by Sean Burke, Group President, Nortek Technology Solutions group.

  • A New Gaming Era Begins! With the Launch of The AMD Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card!

    AMD

    A new era begins for gamers and enthusiasts everywhere with the launch of the highly anticipated AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card! Leave it to the #AMDRedTeam to take the lead once again to provide a whole new gaming experience to entirely a new generation of performance, while pushing the boundaries of excellence. The AMD R9290X GPUs feature the formidable combination of AMD's award winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, Mantle and AMD TrueAudio technology raises the bar for breathtaking audio and graphics, and powerful performance, giving enthusiasts an unprecedented gaming experience. The AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics cards are available on Oct. 24, 2013 at a starting price of $549 USD and €399 (excluding VAT). See More

  • PowerColor new R9/R7 series offer users a complete solution

    PowerColor new R9/R7 series offer users a complete solution

    Taipei, Taiwan –Oct. 8, 2013 – TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, is proud to introduce a whole new lineup for all PC users, the PowerColor R9/R7 series. Based on AMD’s latest GCN architecture, the new R9/R7 series feature the latest support of DirectX® 11.2, bringing gamers beyond the best gaming experience. Also, the new series uses the high standard PCI-Express 3.0 as interface, together with AMD Accelerated Processing technology, maximizing total performance than before.

  • Feenix Announces High End NascitaGaming Mouse and DimoraMouse Pad

    Feenix

    Serious gamers have such a passion for gaming that they are constantly in pursuit of product perfection with the unparalleled craftsmanship of excellence from the products they use, especially when it comes to gaming peripherals. Feenix, an independently owned premiere boutique peripheral firm for luxury gaming instruments, is excited to announce the originally designed 2014 Nascita and Dimora; a gaming mouse and pad that provide gamers with unparalleled feel, reliability, and performance. Both are available at feenixcollection.com with Dimora for $36, and the Nascita for $97. See More

  • Genius Announces DVR-HD500D Dual Lens Vehicle Recorder — Now Available in North America

    Genius Announces DVR-HD500D Dual Lens Vehicle Recorder — Now Available in North America

    Genius Announces DVR-HD500D Dual Lens Vehicle Recorder

    Simultaneously capture both the road ahead and behind

    8 October, 2013, Chino, California – Genius today announces its DVR-HD500D Dual Lens Vehicle Recorder in North America. With two vehicle recorders connected by a cable, one on the front windshield recording in 720p and one on the rear windshield recording in 480p, the DVR-HD500D can record road conditions both in front and behind the vehicle at the same time. A 130 degree wide angle view and high-definition video capture ensures excellent video quality when you need it most.

  • SteelSeries Unleashes Rival Optical Gaming Mouse

    SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse

    Many of the world's best professional gamers demand the utmost accuracy and precision from their gaming peripherals, and have come to rely on the performance and reliability from those provided from SteelSeries. SteelSeries, proudly announces the Rival Optical Gaming Mouse Rival that delivers unparalleled technology through an advanced optical sensor for deadly precision, along with new proprietary switches that provide speed, consistency and durability across a 30 million-click lifespan. Rival’s ergonomic right-hand design features an advanced anti-sweat coating and rubber side grips to deliver optimal texture, feel, and comfort. The SteelSeries Rival Optical Mouse is $59.99 / €59.99 MSRP and will be available for pre-order starting today. See More

  • Award-Winning Razer Blade, Edge Pro, Now Available at Best Buy

    Award-Winning Razer Blade, Edge Pro, Now Available at Best Buy

    One-of-a-kind Razer systems exclusively available for in-store purchase at renowned retailer     

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – October 7, 2013 – Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced that two of its prizewinning PC systems, the Razer Blade and Razer Edge Pro, are available for in-store purchase at Best Buy.

  • Thecus Introduces The N2310 2-Bay Home NAS

    Thecus - Creator in Storage

    For those folks seeking solid storage solutions on a budget, Thecus announces the release of its latest home and SOHO NAS, the N2310. The 2-Bay N2310 is easy to setup and is equipped with an Advanced Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) 800MHz SoC processor, 512 MB of DDR3 RAM, RAID support (0, 1, and JBOD), Bi Torrent client, 5W energy efficiency, and more! The Thecus N2310 allows users to seamlessly access and control of their files over the Internet, but is also able to stream stored media to Android and iOS mobile devices. See More

  • Carson LensMag™ Macro Lens for Samsung Galaxy S® 4

    Carson LensMag™ Macro Lens for Samsung Galaxy S® 4

    Samples and high resolution images available upon request.

    LensMag™ - ML-415

    The ML-415 LensMag™ from Carson Optical are a 2-pack of high powered magnet Magnifiers for the Samsung Galaxy S® 4. Included in each 2-pack is a 10x and 15x magnet Magnifier. Simply remove the case from your Samsung Galaxy S® 4 and place the desired high powered magnet Magnifer over the camera (can be used with Samsung brand “flip cover case.”) The LensMag™ will now act as a macro lens. No glue or additional pieces needed...the LensMag™ magnetically holds onto your Samsung Galaxy S® 4 directly. See detail you never thought possible with your Samsung Galaxy S® 4 and the LensMag™.
     

  • ADATA Launches USB 3.0 DashDrive Durable UD311

    ADATA

    It's indispensable for most folks these days to carry a portable USB flash drive on their person somewhere throughout the day. It's simply the must have piece of tech, that's as important as leaving the house with one's wallet or keys. ADATA announces the USB 3.0 DashDrive Durable UD311, that makes the most of Chip-On-Board (COB) technology with high transfer speed up to: 85 MB/sec (Read), highly resistant to water and impact damage, and includes a strap hole allows for effortless portability on a keychain or carry strap. The DashDrive Durable UD311 will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com, with a suggested MSRP of 16GB: $19.99 - 32GB: $26.99. See More

  • ORIGIN PC Now Offering Windows 8.1 On Award-Winning Desktops and Laptops

    The Latest and Greatest Windows Experience Has Arrived With ORIGIN PC

    Windows 8.1 is Now Available on ORIGIN’s award-winning Desktops and Laptops

    Miami, FL – October 7, 2013, 9:00 a.m. ET – ORIGIN PC is now offering Microsoft's latest and highly-anticipated update, Windows 8.1, to their full line of award-winning desktops and laptops for gamers, artists, professionals and enthusiasts. Windows 8.1 delivers the most complete set of experiences and the widest range of in-box apps and services than ever before. The new Windows 8.1 update now includes exciting new features like the iconic Windows START button that allows for one-click access to the innovative start screen, gives users the option to boot directly to their desktop or start screen, provides a global search within the PC and web and so much more! All ORIGIN PC system orders with Windows 8.1 pre-installed will begin shipping on or after the official launch day of October 17, 2013. All existing ORIGIN PC customers with Windows 8 can choose to update to Windows 8.1 for free on its official launch day through the windows app store! ORIGIN PC also still provides its customers with the option of Windows 7 if desired.   

  • OtterBox Announces New Defender Series Cases For iPad Mini With Retina Display

    OtterBox

    Truth! Apple revolutionized the mobile industry with the launch of the iPad nearly four years ago, igniting mobile computing industry, and Today, it is still the trusted name for top-shelf tablets with over 170 million sold to date. Take it fron OtterBox CEO Brian Thomas, "Apple’s tablet lineup continues to change the way people connect around the world,” in the upcoming press release, as OtterBox announces the Defender Series for iPad mini with Retina display is available for pre-order in black now and will ship by Oct. 31. Clearly Protected device guards are also coming soon for both of the new tablets. See More

  • HyperX Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1

    HyperX Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1

    Welcome to the HyperX® Newsletter, a new monthly publication with breaking news for HyperX fans and partners, as well as gaming teams and influencers. We hope you enjoy getting up to speed on all the latest HyperX developments.

  • Cooler Master Unleashes 'Swiftech Style' Glacer 240L

    Cooler Master Glacer 240L

    Cooler Master announces the Glacer 240L as the result from a partnership with some of the best minds behind liquid cooling, Swiftech, This modular and expandable semi-DIY liquid cooling system offers the utmost in performance and convenience, while setting itself apart from a market saturated by static AIO liquid cooling solutions by being fully capable of supporting additional liquid cooled components while maintaining superior DIY expandability. See More

  • Steam Machines - Prototype Details


    Steam Machines - Prototype Details

    October 4 - Gregori  - Hello from the Steam hardware bunker. Thanks for joining the Steam Universe community group. As we get closer to shipping the prototype Steam Machines and controllers we talked about last week, we're going to be posting info here about what we're up to, and give you some insight into the work we’ve done to get to this point.

  • Thermaltake Superior Level 10 M Gaming Mouse Earns Prestigious National Invention and Creation Award 2013

    Thermaltake receives prestigious National Invention and Creation Award 2013 with the Superior Level 10 M Gaming Mouse

    Some of the most advanced and innovative tech products that have certainly deserved the well earned respect and attention of enthusiasts and gamers, have come from the mutual collaboration by Thermaltake and BMW DesignworksUSA, Thermaltake receives the prestigious National Invention and Creation Award 2013 with the Superior Level 10 M Gaming Mouse, and once again, the Level 10 M Gaming Mouse has perfectly demonstrated its revolutionary design concept and creative engineering! See More

  • Enermax USA Launches iVektor Mid-Tower Case

    Enermax USA Launches iVektor Mid-Tower Case

    Countdown to Product Launch

  • Online Enhancements for Asustor Technical Support Center

    Asustor

    Oh man, many of us have already have on occasion, endured less than stellar online tech support, which can certainly be frustrating to say the least. To ensure that it's customers have the best experience and support. Asustor announced oday that it has upgraded its online technical support system, providing ASUSTOR NAS users with faster and more convenient technical support services. ASUSTOR’s technical support center now features a comprehensive technical knowledge base which automatically provides users with related content while they are submitting their questions. Quote Lin, Director of Research and Development at ASUSTOR. “Now, all ASUSTOR NAS users will be able to quickly find information relating to any technical questions they have. We will continue to update this knowledge base in an effort to provide convenient and comprehensive technical support to all our users.” See More

  • RAZER TEAMS UP WITH S2 GAMES TO HELP LAUNCH NEW MOBA GAME

    RAZER TEAMS UP WITH S2 GAMES TO HELP LAUNCH NEW MOBA GAME

    Exclusive Hardware Development Partnering Will Feature Razer Blade Laptops for Developer’s Second Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Title, Strife

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – October 3, 2013 – Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced a partnership with independent developer S2 Games, creators of popular titles such as Heroes of Newerth, on its upcoming multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, Strife.

  • Sell Out Performance and Sales For Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe For 2nd Month in a Row!

    Mushkin

    After rave reviews, Mushkin is proud to announce, the continued sell-out performance and sales of their latest Scorpion Deluxe PCIe Solid-State Drive, sold out for second month in a row! An obvious success story for sure, as enthusiasts and gamers have certainly embraced the Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCIe Solid-State Drives, when one considers that the overwhelming demand of the newly-released solid-state drives has led to an overwhelming correlative number of backorders. The manufacturer has noted that the company should be able to catch back up with consumer demand within the next 3 to 4 weeks. See More

  • QNAP Launches SAS-Enabled Turbo NAS and 2.5” High-Density Turbo NAS Delivering Breakthrough Performance

    QNAP Launches SAS-Enabled Turbo NAS and 2.5” High-Density Turbo NAS Delivering Breakthrough Performance

    QNAP Launches SAS-Enabled Turbo NAS and 2.5” High-Density Turbo NAS Delivering Breakthrough Performance

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 3, 2013- QNAP® Systems, Inc. today officially launched five business-class, SAS-enabled Turbo NAS models, including TS-EC1679U-SAS-RP and TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP which support both SAS and SATA 6Gbps hard drives, and the 2.5” high-density SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP, SS-EC1879U-SAS-RP and SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP. The support of SAS hard drives increases disk input/output performance and offers high reliability for data transmission and storage. The new models offer storage expansion port(s) allowing seamless capacity expansion with QNAP RAID expansion enclosures to easily fulfill mission-critical storage needs of small and medium businesses, with persistent throughput to balance resource-demanding applications.

  • ROCCAT'S Free Power-Grid App - Transforms a Smartphone Into Powerful PC & Game Remote Control

    ROCCAT

    ROCCAT announces that the highly acclaimed Power-Grid app is now available to the public for free download as the software reaches its open beta phase. The game-changing software consists of a smartphone app, which runs on iOS and Android devices, and accompanying host software, which runs on Windows. This technology is used to turn the smartphone into a sophisticated, fully customizable remote control for the PC, extending the environment of the gamer onto their smartphone. René Korte, CEO and ROCCAT founder, commented, “Power-Grid opens up a whole new world of opportunities for PC gamers. Finally you are able to connect your smartphone to your gaming environment – it just feels natural and makes perfect sense. “See More

  • EVGA Hardware Dominates the 3DMark Leaderboards

    EVGA Hardware Dominates the 3DMark Leaderboards

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    October 2nd, 2013 - EVGA has once again teamed up with extreme overclocker Vince “k|ngp|n” Lucido to set no less than nine 3DMark World Records using the latest EVGA hardware! Armed with the new EVGA X79 Dark motherboard, EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Classified and TITAN graphics cards, an EVGA SuperNOVA 1500 Classified Power Supply, and the latest Ivy Bridge-E processors from Intel, EVGA with k|ngp|n were able to once again raise the bar of enthusiast hardware.

  • COUGAR Unleashes Updated CMX Series of Modular Gaming PSUs

    COUGAR

    Hard core PC enthusiasts, and gamers, simply demand to get most out of their hardware for longest possible time. COUGAR announces the COUGAR CMX V.3 series of CMX power supply units, with 3 new models that offer multiple improvements in performance and efficiency at even more affordable price. All of the updated CMX series of COUGAR CMX V.3 Series PSUs are 80Plus Bronze certified, available in the following power ratings: 500W/700W/850W/1000W and provide up to 88% peak efficiency. The MSRP prices for the CMX models are: CMX v3 700W $109, CMX v3 850W $129, and CMX v3 1000W $159. Power On! & Game On! See More

  • X2 presents the XPAD & XPAD PRO XXXL

    X2 presents the XPAD & XPAD PRO XXXL - Soft surface gaming mouse pads

    X2 presents the XPAD & XPAD PRO XXXL

    03 October 2013, Maarheeze, The Netherlands. Introducing the series of X2 mouse pads, which are high-quality and professional surfaces designed for gamers. The glossy finish cloth texture is not just comfortable for touch, but also a great improvement of the mouse response and positioning. The foam rubber bottom layer ensures anti-slip and no deformation. It helps to release pressure and improve the comfort of the palm, so to satisfy the requirements of long-hours computer users and gamers alike. The XPADs are available in two sizes, one standard size: 40x30cm and one XXXL size: 120cmx60cm

  • A Pocket-Sized Pico Projector for Business Professionals - The Genius Bella Vision BV 180 Pico Projector

    Genius Bella Vision BV 180 Pico Projector

    Many times the ability to seal the deal, for business professionals relies on the presentation. But what about those occasions when a projector is not available? Genius today announces the releases of the Bella Vision BV 180 Pico Projector, part of a line of pocket-sized digital projection devices specially designed not only to work with notebooks and DVD players but also with your tablet or smartphone. To seal the deal now, and never miss another future 'golden' opportunity on another, the Genius BV 180 Pico Projector is now available in North America for the suggested retail price of US$ 269. See More

  • QNAP Updates QTS 4.0 for Its Business-class Turbo NAS Models with Scale-up Solution, Powerful Storage Manager and More

    QNAP Updates QTS 4.0 for Its Business-class Turbo NAS Models with Scale-up Solution, Powerful Storage Manager and More

    QNAP Updates QTS 4.0 for Its Business-class Turbo NAS Models with Scale-up Solution, Powerful Storage Manager and More

    Taipei, Taiwan, September 25, 2013 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today updated QTS 4.0, Turbo NAS operating system, for its business-class Turbo NAS models, featuring advanced functions for SMB users, including 400TB scale-up solution, intelligent Storage Manager, flexible volume management with thin-provisioned volume supported, SSD cache, SMART data migration, VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX support and more, and greatly enhancing the efficiency in storage management, expansion, data process, and management in virtualization environments.

  • The Award Winning iPin Laser Presenter - Transforms Your iPhone into a Professional Laser Presenter

    The Award Winning iPin Laser Presenter

    Users of the popular iPhone may have noticed the COMPUTEX 2013 d&i Gold Award winning iPin Laser Presenter, a tiny, delicate iPhone-powered laser pointer and presenter, that when combined with bundled software, can easily transform an iPhone into a professional presentation system in a matter of seconds, making it the ultimate companion for anyone using an iPhone. The iPin can be purchased in the United States on Amazon.com, Bestbuy.com, Brookstone.com, BHPhotoVideo.com, iPin US Store and ShopNextGen.com and will soon be available on NewEgg.com. See More

  • SIMPLIFY: OTTERBOX UNVEILS NEW COMMUTER SERIES WALLET

    SIMPLIFY: OTTERBOX UNVEILS NEW COMMUTER SERIES WALLET

    Commuter Series® Wallet

    Thursday, October 3, 2013 - FORT COLLINS, Colo.--Smartphones are great for keeping photos, email, presentations and more close at hand. As smartphone cases are becoming even better at multitasking, it’s just as important to keep other essentials on-hand and ready at a moment’s notice. OtterBox® unveils an evolution in smartphone protection to simplify the daily commute or a night on the town. Introducing the Commuter Series® Wallet, a protective case with discrete storage and quick access to cash and important cards, available now for $44.95 at otterbox.com and select retail outlets.

  • EKWB Announces EK-FC R9-290X For For The Latest AMD Radeon R9 290X

    EKWB

    Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, EKWB proudly announces optimal cooling performance for the for the latest flagship performance graphics card from AMD, the Radeon R9 290X! The EK-FC R9-290X water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. EK-FC R9-290X water block also features a very high flow design therefore it can be easily used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps. See More

  • Aerocool announcing the Dead Silent Gaming Cube in six different colors

    Aerocool announcing the Dead Silent Gaming Cube in six different colors

    Aerocool announcing the Dead Silent Gaming Cube in six different colors

    02.10.2013, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world's leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, officially announces the birth of a brand-new product series! Having several great and successful product series for Gamers on the market, Aerocool moves forward to enter the emerging HTPC and Gaming Cube market, by launching the first product of the new “Dead Silent” (DS) Series. Clearly, much market experience and enthusiasm has been invested, in order to create the DS-Cube, which comes with an astonishingly elegant design on the outside and vast possibilities and options for enthusiastic HTPC users and ambitious Gamers on the inside - out of the box!

  • AMD Changing the Game - A New Era Heterogeneous Queuing

    amdhetro01a

    I suppose when it comes right down to it, not every understands all the hows and why a computer and all the component inside actually works. Toss in a technical term like Heterogeneous Queuing, and undoubtedly most will get get some glassy eyed looks from many if not practically most mainstream and casual users, that rely on their smartphones, tablets,notebooks, and desktops each and every day. But one thing is certain, for some folks, the actual speeds and performance enjoyed by mainstream users, PC gamers and hard core enthusiasts with today’s modern hardware is most impressive and has certainly come a very long way with each passing generation of newer processing architectures, while taking the users experience to entire higher levels, there is always a greater demand for more overall efficiency and speed. Yet, surprisingly there are some that think that current state of today's blazing performance achieved may be overkill, but in reality at the heart of how things inside computing devices work such as Heterogeneous Queuing plays a very dynamic role with what actually goes under the hood. And besides with today's rapidly, and escalating demands for faster, and smoother performance driven mobile devices, things are about to change. They simply have to.

  • Mushkin Launches "Pacific Rim" DVD Online Sweepstakes

    Mushkin Launches "Pacific Rim" DVD Online Sweepstakes

    Mushkin Launches "Pacific Rim" DVD Online Sweepstakes

    Austin, TX -- Oct 01, 2013 -- Mushkin, Inc., an industry‐leading designer and manufacturer of high‐performance and mission‐critical computer products, announced today the launch of their new Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD alongside Mushkin's "Pacific Rim Sweepstakes" which will run from Oct 1, 2013 until November 15, 2013. Prizes offered include a home theater system valued at $3,500 and a brand new Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop valued at $2,299, in addition to a limited edition Mushkin themed PC and Mushkin/Pacific Rim prize packs.

  • Facebook Status Updates Downtime Frustrates Users - Special Investigation

    Facebook

    Woo-Boy ! But maybe not so in a good way! Earlier this Monday morning, many folks woke up to find that Facebook was 'borked' a bit more than usual. Well OK maybe this time, 'borked', 'pooched' or just plain 'broke', was the 'slop of the morning' to go along with the coffee brew, frustrting users that rely on Facebook to connect with all the things that are dynamically socially important to start the day.

  • ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility with 3 New WD® Red® NAS Hard Drives

    ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility with 3 New WD® Red® NAS Hard Drives

    ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility with 3 New WD® Red® NAS Hard Drives

    All ASUSTOR NAS devices verified as being compatible with WD's three newest WD Red® Hard drives. New models include the 3.5” 4TB WD40EFRX model, 2.5” 1TB WD10JFCX model and 2.5” 750GB WD7500BFCX model.

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 1st, 2013 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced today that all of its NAS products are fully compatible with WD's three newest models in its WD Red® series of NAS hard drives. These new models consist of the 3.5” 4TB WD40EFRX model, 2.5” 1TB WD10JFCX model and 2.5” 750GB WD7500BFCX model. No matter if it is the higher capacity required for business applications or versatility required for home and SOHO applications, ASUSTOR NAS users can enjoy more flexibility and choice when selecting disks for their NAS devices.

  • New! NVIDIA GeForce 331.58 WHQL Drivers Released

    NVIDIA GeForce

    NVIDIA announces the release of a new, WHQL-certified GeForce 331.58 driver that's considered to be an essential upgrade for those that are looking to get the best possible performance out their GeForce GTX graphics cards, and is the Game Ready driver for Batman: Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, ensuring your system attains peak performance in the two eagerly-anticipated titles.

  • Step Into Our World! New website and app launch from Fractal Design

    Launching the Fractal Design App!

    Step Into Our World! New website and app launch from Fractal Design

    Today, we bring you Fractal Design On-the-Go with the launch of our app, packed with key information, feature animations and product tours through augmented reality.

  • ICY DOCK New! 'One-Click' EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B 2 x 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Bay SATA/IDE SSD/HDD Mounting Kit / Bracket / Adapter

    ICY DOCK

    It may be a pretty safe guesstimate, that while performing a simple task, such as installing 1 or 2 SSDs/2.5" HDDs into a single 3.5" bay, on whatever type of system can become an ordeal that for one reason or another can be a bit of a hassle. Leave to the innovative folks at ICY DOCK to provide those unique, one-of-kind products, like the recently announced ICY DOCK EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B, that accepts up to 2 x 2.5" SATA, or IDE SSD/HDD drive from 7mm to 9.5mm in drive height, which uses a completely new flex design system to simplify our drive installation process -all you need to do is insert the drive, and push inwards until it "clicks." Yep! It doesn't get any easier! See More

  • Corsair Announces Air Series LED High Airflow PC Case Fans

    Corsair Announces Air Series LED High Airflow PC Case Fans

    Corsair Announces Air Series LED High Airflow PC Case Fans

    Corsair Lights Up Air Series Fans with New AF140 LED and AF120 LED Models

    Fremont, California — October 1, 2013 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the immediate availability of the Air SeriesTM AF120 LED Quiet Edition and Air Series AF140 LED Quiet Edition high airflow PC case fans. The new fans are the only LED fans to use Corsair’s award-winning AF series impeller designs to produce higher airflow at lower noise levels. The Air Series LED fans are available in 120mm and 140mm sizes with red, white, blue, or purple LED lighting.

  • ASUS Announces Adoption of NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology With G-SYNC-enhanced VG248QE Monitor

    ASUS

    Asus proudly announces that it will adopt NVIDIA G-SYNC technology into its next generation monitor lineup ,with the G-SYNC-enhanced VG248QE monitor that will making it's debut in North America at $399 USD in 2014. The new monitors feature NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology that includes the integrated NVIDIA G-SYNC module, that removes the need to use older technologies such as V-Sync, which can eliminate tearing but can increase latency and stuttering during gameplay. G-SYNC eliminates this trade-off leading to an uncompromised PC gaming experience. See More

  • ADATA Sends a Strong Signal with Launch of DashDrive Air AE800

    ADATA Sends a Strong Signal with Launch of DashDrive Air AE800

    ADATA Sends a Strong Signal with Launch of DashDrive Air AE800

    Wireless hard disk drive and power bank targets smartphone and tablet computer users

    Taipei, Taiwan - October 1, 2013 - ADATA™ Technology has launched the company’s second foray into wireless storage, announcing the release of the DashDrive Air AE800. Incorporating a wireless HDD that can serve data to multiple mobile devices, the AE800 delivers the added functions of power bank and wireless hotspot, simultaneously meeting the most common needs of smartphone and tablet computer users.

  • Windows 8.1 Update Results in Error Code For Some - Windows RT Pulled From the Windows Store

    Windows 8.1

    So seriously! What's up with Windows 8 ! or more to the point - What's up with the recently released Microsoft Windows 8.1? update? The free update from Microsoft Windows 8.1, released as recently as October 17th was designed to bring numerous new features and improvements based on consumer feedback to a better desktop user experience. For some users, the Windows 8.1 update has been successful, and for others it has a been another exercise in frustration, resulting in an error code for many users. Meanwhile, more issues plague Windows 8 overall, as Microsoft pulls Windows 8.1 RT update from the Windows Store.

  • NVIDIA Montreal Recap - NVIDIA GameWorks - 2013 Holiday Gaming Bundle - GeForce GTX780Ti and More!

    NVIDIA

    Lots of news and latest tech from NVIDIA in Montreal, with the latest update to NVIDIA'S 2013 Holiday Gaming Bundle, and NVIDIA GameWorks in a blog post as NVIDIA VP Tony Tamasi demonstrated new software tools and technologies coming soon to the NVIDIA GameWorks development platform including Flex PhysX and FlameWorks, combined with an easy to download and digest .pdf of the days highlights and events. And NVIDIA unveils the latest extreme performance graphics card - GeForce GTX780 Ti for Pure Accelerated Performance. See More

  • The Way It’s Meant to be Played - NVIDIA GameStream Coming to SHIELD Owners on Oct. 28th

    NVIDIA GameStream Coming to SHIELD Owners

    Even-though the feature was still in the BETA stage at the time NVIDIA SHIELD was released earlier in July, the ability to stream PC games from your GeForce GTX PC to SHIELD was lauded by critics, and highly anticipated from those eager enthusiasts, while some folks can still recall the anticipation and excitement of the infamous shouts from January at this year's CES, “Shut Up and take my money!”

  • NVIDIA Announces G-SYNC Technology for Gaming Monitors

    NVIDIA G-Sync: your ticket to gaming nirvana

    In the pursuit of solving a decades old problem of onscreen tearing, stuttering, artifacts and lag, NVIDIA today announces NVIDIA G-SYNC technology which, for the first time, enables perfect synchronization between the GPU and the display. The result is consistently smooth frame rates and ultrafast response not possible with previous display technologies.”G-SYNC eliminates this tradeoff. It perfectly syncs the monitor to the GPU, regardless of frame rate, leading to uncompromised PC gaming experiences.” See More

  • AMD A-series APU's performance increase on Windows 8.1 (AMD Blog)

    AMD

    Today, AMD published a new blog on the collaboration between Microsoft and AMD for great performance and user experience in Windows 8.1. The blog contains some interesting data points surrounding the performance differences we have observed between when AMD launched the latest A-series of APU’s and now, combining the enhancements our driver team have delivered with the work Microsoft has achieved with Windows 8.1.

  • There is a Whole Lot More Coming From NVIDIA For PC Gaming!

    NVIDIA

    Hard core gaming enthusiasts have noticed that some of this years most anticipated and popular gaming titles have been built on the backbone of NVIDIA's latest technologies. Tony Tomasi, NVIDIA’s VP of Content and Technology, elaborates in a NVIDIA blog post more about the role NVIDIA technology has played in NVIDIA's commitment to gamers and developers, to deliver the best game experience possible with “The Way It’s Meant To Be Played”, in an effort they call GameWorks.

  • Windows 8.1 Available Now!

    Windows 8.1

    October 17th is the day that Microsoft officially rolls out the new and improved version of the their latest operating system, Windows 8.1. At 7 AM (EST) the update for Windows became available at the Windows Store as a free update to download for those that have already installed Windows 8. Apparently Microsoft payed a bit of attention to some of the complaints that have surrounded the new flagship OS system, since it's launch, and the Windows 8.1 update will allow a more “customizable” Windows experience for the both mobile and desktop PC users that prefer  more of a conventional mouse and keyboard PC desktop experience.

  • Canonical Releases Ubuntu 13.10 ‘Saucy Salamander’

    Ubuntu

    For the tech savvy enthusiast, the OpenSource community allows a freedom of choice with an immense variety of options readily available for the type of system, the choice of desktop environment, mobile compatibility, a vast library of applications making a well known and popular Linux OS such as Ubuntu a viable choice when selecting an operating system. Canonical today announces the availability of Ubuntu 13.10 for desktop and smartphones. Ubuntu’s first true mobile release delivers the streamlined core OS and mobile user interface that pave the way for full device convergence and create a unique platform for modern computing. See More

  • Innodisk's Innovative SSD Software iSMART Update For Embedded Applications

    Innodisk

    Innodisk announces an update to its proprietary iSMART technology, providing easier access, instant customizable alerts, lifespan prediction, and disk usage visualization for embedded applications.The latest update, iSMART 3.2, adds even more features, including data logging and usage analysis to detect issues even earlier and guide future purchasing decisions. See More

  • ADATA Launches The the Best of Solid-State and Portable Disk Drive Technology - DashDrive Elite SE720

    ADATA

    ADATA proudly announces the DashDrive Elite SE720 8.9mm ultra-slim stainless steel external solid state drive featuring a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. The DashDrive Elite SE720 features a bright blue LED indicator to indicate power and data transfer status, as well as support for the company’s popular “One touch backup” software feature, which allows for automatic backup and synchronization of data with one easy touch. The SE720 will be available in capacities of 128 and 256 gigabytes, supports read speeds up to 400 MB/sec, and write speeds of up to 300 MB/sec, and will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com. See More

  • ASUS Announces Essence III Preamplifier, USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier

    ASUS

    Just check out some of the reviews and posts from community members from tech sites like this one, and one does need to hang around for any considerable length of time before they discover that there many musicians and audiophiles also are likely to be hanging around that are constantly in the pursuit of 'audio nirvana'. To acknowledge and meet the demands of audio aficionados everywhere, ASUS today announced Essence III, a USB digital-to-analog (DAC) converter with a fully balanced design and the latest Direct Stream Digital (DSD) playback designed for those who demand the purest audio quality and listening flexibility. See More

  • Pretty in Pink! Enermax Releases The Ostrog Pink Mid-Tower Chassis!

    Enermax

    Not everyone prefers a PC chassis in black, white, grey or some silver tone, some folks actually prefer pink! It's as simple as that! The PC they want to use and have in there room, just has to be pink! Absolutely - Postively  no other color will do!  As to how some 'kat' in the HTL Newsroom would actually know this? It's simple. The following press release for the New Mid-Tower Chassis, from Enermax, the Ostrog Pink with an MSRP of $69.99, would be the ideal chassis for a young girl that one of the HTL News Staff Editors is building lately, and it has to be pink! See More

  • Cooler Master Introduces the HAF Stacker

    Cooler Master

    If you're a regular reader of tech sites like this one, you most likely may have seen a peek of the new and innovative design of the Cooler Master HAF Stacker series of chassis. Cooler Master today officially makes available to the world the first stackable computer case series, the HAF Stacker Series. Launching with three connectable and stackable models, HAF 915F, HAF 915R, and HAF 935. See More

  • New OtterBox Waterproof Protection For Latest Samsung and Apple Smartphones

    OtterBox

    Let's just address the facts, that smartphones and all the rigorous environments that they be subjected to throughout their daily use, is that they need to be protected from water, dust, and off course,... that inevitable drop (oops!). The folks at OtterBox, a brand name most folks trust when it comes to protecting their smartphones, introduces the OtterBox Preserver Series available now for the Apple iPhone 5 and coming soon for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and Samsung GALAXY S4. See More

  • Spire Introduces The Odyssey 345 Laptop Stand and Cooler

    Spire - Work Hard - Game Hard

    Anyone that uses a laptop these days has surely noticed that ...Man! These laptops can certainly generate some heat! Making the need the for additional laptop/ notebook cooling a must these days. Spire announces the Odyssey 345 laptop base-cooler and ergonomic stand that is equipped with a large 140mm cooling fan, while providing an ergonomic design and the anti-slip features of the Odyssey series which will allow a more comfortable computing experience either at the home, office and on the go! The Odyssey 3345 laptop cooling stand is universally compatible with 12-inch up to 15,4-inch notebooks, and has a MSRP of USD 23.95 / EURO 17.95 (ex VAT).See More

  • Corsair Unveils Graphite Series 230T PC Mid-Tower Case Available in Three Colors

    Corsair

    PC gamers, builders, and enthusiasts, often are on the lookout for a working and building their rigs that will allow sufficient cooling, easy expandability, neat and tidy cable management combined with a bit of style. Corsair announced earlier today announced the new Graphite Series 230T mid-tower PC case. Available in three colors, Battleship Grey, Rebel Orange, and Black, the new case combines dramatic, angular styling and the builder-friendly features, expandability, and flexibility that Corsair cases are known for. The Corsair Graphite Series 230T has a suggested retail price of $79.99 USD, and has a 2 year warranty.See More

  • ASUSTOR Announces Online Accessories Store!

    ASUSTOR

    Sometimes it can be a bit of an on-line 'hunt' to find the exact model of a particular item, or an accessory, an exercise in futility and frustration to say the least. To alleviate this experience for it's consumers, ASUSTOR announces an online accessories store for its products, providing ASUSTOR users, who cannot find needed accessories locally, with a one-stop shop for all ASUSTOR NAS accessories. Featuring free delivery on all orders, the ASUSTOR Accessories Store offers a user friendly shopping experience allowing users to complete their purchases in just a few easy steps.See More

  • HGST Announces MegaScale DC Hard Drive For Low-Workload Applications

    HGST a Western Digitial Company

    Meeting the demands of the rapidly growing data in data centers, free email, social networks and Internet services, the capacity requirements for cloud and hyperscale data centers are growing astronomically. HGST a Western Digital company. announces that it is shipping its new MegaScale DC 4000.B, a 3.5-inch, 4TB, 6 Gb/s SATA hard disk drive (HDD). As the company’s second-generation MegaScale drive, the new MegaScale DC 4000.B has been further optimized based on customer feedback to meet the explosive growth of infrequently accessed data, while balancing the right mix of power, capacity, performance and reliability. See More

  • KINGMAX Adds SME 32/35 SSDs to SME Xvalue SSD Series

    KINGMAX

    No doubt that SSDs are definitely the preferred choice when considering a replacement or upgrade from traditional HDDs. KINGMAX is proud to introduce SME 32/35, the latest additions to its SME Xvalue SSD Series. The KINGMAX SME 32 is designed for laptops and SME 35, desktops. Both available in capacities of 60GB/120GB/240GB, they support the SATA 3.1 interface and are protected by AES 256 encryption. Both models are capable to deliver sequential read/write speeds of up to 540 MB/s and 300 MB/s respectively, and offer a three-year warranty.See More

  • ADATA Launches DashDrive Durable UD320 USB Flash Drive

    ADATA

    To meet the growing storage demands of the mobile landscape, ADATA announces the release of the DashDrive Durable UD320 USB Flash drive, the company’s first implementation of the USB On-The-Go (OTG) specification. USB OTG allows devices such as smartphones and tablets to act as a host, allowing USB flash drives to be connected directly for data transfer. With capacities of 16 and 32 gigabytes, the UD320 greatly simplifies managing files on mobile devices, giving smartphones and tablets immediate access to files stored, and also allowing for easy backups of media created on the mobile device. See More

  • MSI Announce 2013 Master Overclocking Arena Worldwide Grand Finals

    MSI

    MSI announces the sixth edition of the Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) Grand Finals, dubbed “NO LIMITS”. To be held on October 18th and 19th, this is the grand finals that worldwide fans have been waiting for! 16 of the world' s most extreme overclockers from 13 countries have made it through regional qualifiers for a chance to compete in the Grand Finals for the overclocking master crown. See More

  • EKWB Announces New Water Block for EVGA Classified Series GeForce GTX 780

    EKWB

    Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, EKWB, proudly announces a new Full-Cover water block for EVGA Classified series NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 graphics cards. The EK-FC780 GTX Classy water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module), which will allow the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. See More

  • Synopsys Announce Collaboration With TSMC to Deliver 16-nm Custom Design Reference Flow

    Synopsys

    Synopsys announced earlier today today that it has collaborated with TSMC to provide support for voltage-dependent design rules in TSMC's 16-nm Custom Design Reference Flow. Suk Lee, senior director of design infrastructure marketing at TSMC, proclaims, "The Custom Design Reference Flow is another milestone of the long term collaboration between the two companies." See More

  • Habey Announces The Coolest 65W Fanless i7 System

    Habey

    Previously, the Habey fanless systems could only handle up to 45W processors, Habey introduces the new BIS-6590 that can support up to 65W processors for full computing power when it is most needed. This next-generation fanless system supports Intel's H61/Q77/B75 chipsets. The BIS-6590 also supports Intel Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge Core i3/i5/i7 and the Celeron family processors, and has 2x DDR3 DIMM slots support dual channel DDR3 1066/1333/1600 MHz , with maximum memory of up to 16GB. Making it an ideal fanless computing solution for a wide variety of usage scenarios and applications.See More

  • Gaming For All ! MSI Newsletter

    MSI

    Check out the latest MSI Gaming for All Newsletter for all the latest MSI gaming news, including the MSI AG2712A Gaming All-in-One PC, featuring a stunning 27” HD display with AMD Radeon HD 8970 graphics to take your gaming to the next level, along with the MSI GP Series of gaming notebooks when mobile, and of course the newest Radeon processor from AMD with MSI's R9 280X Gaming 3G graphics card! combined with deals, promotions, and more! Game On ! See More

  • AMD Radeon R7 and R9 Series GPUs Have Arrived!

    AMD

    Woo-Hoo! Games and enthusiasts alike are constantly on the hunt to gain any type of extra edge over the competition especially when it comes to playing today's latest game titles and tomorrows. AMD unleashes the new Radeon R7 and R9 series of graphic cards, that will allow a more impressive experience, and power the next generation of games with a new performance-charged GCN Architecture. And be sure to check out AMD Raptr, the ultimate app for the PC gamer, allowing you to keep your games fully optimized, along with real rewards for simply playing your favorite games. AMD Gaming Evolved – Game On! See More

  • QNAP Announces High Scalability Business Class TS-x70 Series Turbo NAS

    QNAP

    With businesses everywhere constantly seeking extra storage space to keep up with the demands of today’s IT environments. QNAP announces the release of the business-class TS-x70 series Turbo NAS. Available in 4, 6 and 8-bay tower models; the TS-x70 series with scale-up support is the perfect solution for the growing data needs of modern business environments. The TS-x70 series’ high-scalability design supports online capacity expansion by connecting multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures (REXP-1200U-RP / REXP-1600U-RP) to expand total storage to 100TB raw capacity. With this flexibility, businesses can expand their storage as needed and have more control over their storage deployment. See More

  • Lian Li Introduces the Double Wide PC-D600 Brushed Aluminum Chassis to North America

    Lian Li

    Lian Li introduces the PC-D600 double wide brushed aluminum chassis to North America. DIY enthusiasts and modders can easily build a high end system thanks to the PC-D600 support of EATX, ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards, 2mm thick aluminum panels that has a two compartment design, can easily support the most elaborate water cooling setups, numerous tool-less features, and DIY enthusiasts can showcase their high end and intricate setups through the side panel window, while giving plenty of room for the wires and less eye-catching components on the other side of the motherboard tray. with ample room for tidy cable management. The PC-D600 will be available after October 20 for the suggested retail price of US $349. See More

  • NZXT Reveals SOURCE 530 Full Tower Case!

    NZXT

    NZXT announces the SOURCE 530 full tower chassis, proving that one does not necessarily need to spend an arm and a leg to get today's 'premium features and comprehensive cooling support at an unrivaled price point.' Designed for mainstream users, gamers, modders and enthusiasts alike, the new Source offers an unprecedented variety of customization at its price point. Complete with NZXT’s signature modular hard drive cage design, and full-coverage fan filters, the Source 530 is truly a high performance chassis without the premium price. The Source 530 is available now in Black for just $89.99. See More

  • ADATA Adds New DashDrive Choice HC630 HDD

    ADATA

    ADATA adds the attractive DashDrive Choice HC630 HDD to the company’s popular DashDrive Choice family. With a USB 3.0 interface, the HC630 also boasts a gorgeous metal surface with sparkling etched patterns that reflect users’ outgoing style. For added security and convenience, purchasers of the HC630 are eligible for free downloads of ADATA’s proprietary HDDtoGo software. The DashDrive Choice HC630 will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com, in capacities of 500GB - $54.99, and 1TB - $69.99. The ADATA DashDrive Choice HC630 is also backed by a three-year warranty. See More

  • Gefen Hands over Executive Direction to New Leadership Team

    Gefen

    After 25 years, Gefen, LLC, announced earlier today that its founder, Hagai Gefen, has left the company to pursue other interests. Moving forward, Gefen will be led by Sean Burke, Group President, Nortek Technology Solutions group. “As president of Gefen, Burke will work closely with the executive management team to guarantee that Gefen remains on the leading edge of new technologies and their applications. He is being joined by Kevin E. Weiss, Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development. Weiss brings more than 20 years of experience in developing and growing small, mid-size and large enterprise technology businesses, with a proven record of executing transformative strategies for new business growth.”See More

  • PowerColor Announces New R9/R7 Series Graphic Cards

    PowerColor Unleash the Gaming Power

    PowerColor is proud to introduce a whole new lineup for all PC users, the PowerColor R9/R7 series. Based on AMD’s latest GCN architecture, the new R9/R7 series feature the latest support of DirectX 11.2, bringing gamers beyond the best gaming experience. Two models, the R9 280X and 270X OC are the current flagship offerings when it comes to performance and cooling, while thePowerColor R7 series offer three options for any kind of PC users to choose. The R9 280X/270X and R7 260X all support AMD Eyefinity technology, gamers are able to feel the immersive “wrap around” gaming experience. See More

  • Genius Introduces DVR-HD500D Dual Lens Vehicle Recorder — Available Now! in North America

    Genius

    Even-though standard vehicle recorders can do an excellent job in a wide variety of situations, they can only capture only what happens in front of the vehicle, Genius announces its DVR-HD500D Dual Lens Vehicle Recorder in North America. With two vehicle recorders connected by a cable, one on the front windshield recording in 720p and one on the rear windshield recording in 480p, the DVR-HD500D can record road conditions both in front and behind the vehicle at the same time. A 130 degree wide angle view and high-definition video capture ensures excellent video quality when you need it most.See More

  • Carson Optical Announce Macro Lens for Samsung Galaxy S4

    Carson Optical

    Carson Optical announce the ML-415 LensMag, that are a 2-pack of high powered magnet Magnifiers for the Samsung Galaxy S4, which include a 10x and 15x magnet magnifier, that when attached to the Samsung Galaxy S4, allow the camera to act as a macro lens allowing the you to see detail you never thought possible with your Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the LensMag from Carson. See More

  • Windows 8.1 is Now Available on ORIGIN’s award-winning Desktops and Laptops

    ORIGIN PC

    ORIGIN PC announces that they will now be offering Microsoft's latest and highly-anticipated update, Windows 8.1, to their full line of award-winning desktops and laptops for gamers, artists, professionals and enthusiasts. All ORIGIN PC system orders with Windows 8.1 pre-installed will begin shipping on or after the official launch day of October 17, 2013. See More

  • Razer Blade and Razer Edge Pro Available Now! at Best Buy!

    Razer

    The award winning Razer Blade, which "packs more power-per-cubic-inch than any other laptop in the world," and the Razer Edge Pro, the "world’s most powerful tablet and the first designed for PC gamers," are available for in-store purchase at Best Buy. Best Buy, will be the first U.S. retailer to sell Razer’s award-winning computers, and the chain is an exclusive partner to sell the Blade and Edge Pro in-store nationwide. See More

  • Kingston HyperX Newsletter Volume 1

    Kingston HyperX

    Check out the latest news and updates while getting up to speed on all the latest HyperX developments, in the first edition of the Kingston HyperX new monthly newsletter, such as the bold new SteelSeries Siberia v2 HyperX Edition headset, the Beast and Predator Quad Channel kits, latest HyperX gaming news, and gaming team victories, along with an updated calendar of upcoming HyperX events.See More

  • QNAP Announces SAS-Enabled Turbo NAS and 2.5” High-Density Turbo NAS

    QNAP

    QNAP Systems, Inc. officially launched five business-class, SAS-enabled Turbo NAS models, including TS-EC1679U-SAS-RP and TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP which support both SAS and SATA 6Gbps hard drives. David Tsao, product manager of QNAP proudly announces, “The new SAS-enabled Turbo NAS models support enterprise-level SAS hard drives that will greatly satisfy performance-demanding businesses." See More

  • NVIDIA GPUs to Power Valve Steam Machine

    NVIDIA

    As many regular readers of these pages and other sites like this one already know, NVIDIA has been working with Valve on their upcoming SteamOS and have been huge fans of the living room PC concept.  Today, Valve revealed the specs for the first prototype Steam Machines to be distributed to 300 lucky gamers for testing and feedback:  they all have NVIDIA high performance GeForce GTX GPUs.  They will have a mix of NVIDIA Titan and GeForce GTX 780,  GTX 760, and  GTX 660 GPUs. See More

  • Enermax USA Announces iVektor Mid-Tower Case

    Enermax

    Enermax USA prepares to launch the iVektor Mid-Tower Case, on October 11, 2013 and those enthusiasts looking for a new chassis, just might want to check out the “Special Soft Touch Coating”, on the white and black models, that has a special rubber skin that enhances a stylish appearance, but also minimizes vibrations and noise. The iVektor chassis is designed with supreme cooling performance in mind, with 6 fan slots, with 2 12cm fan slots in front to optimize airflow along with an included fan controller, and addingsupport for a 240mm radiator on top, combined with flexible hard drive storage expandability and capability. See More

  • RAZER Partners With S2 GAMES to Help Launch New MOBA Game

    RAZER

    Razer announces a partnership with independent developer S2 Games, creators of popular titles such as Heroes of Newerth, on its upcoming multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, Strife. To support the development and launch of the game, Razer has outfitted S2’s team with Blade laptops, along with other peripheral products, to demo Strife. S2 will also be exploring development opportunities with Razer’s critically acclaimed Switchblade User Interface and Surround software. See More

  • EVGA Hardware Tops 3DMark Leaderboards

    EVGA

    As of October 2, 2013, EVGA hardware dominates the 3DMark Leaderboards, as EVGA has once again teamed up with extreme overclocker Vince “k|ngp|n” Lucido to set no less than nine 3DMark World Records using the latest EVGA hardware! Armed with the new EVGA X79 Dark motherboard, EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Classified and TITAN graphics cards, an EVGA SuperNOVA 1500 Classified Power Supply, and the latest Ivy Bridge-E processors from Intel, EVGA with k|ngp|n were able to once again raise the bar of enthusiast hardware. See More

  • X2 Announces the XPAD & XPAD PRO XXXL - Soft Surface Gaming Mouse Pads

    X2

    In order to meet the demands of of long-hours computer users and gamers alike, X2 introduces the X series of premium quality and professional surfaces designed for gamers, the XPAD & XPAD PRO XXXL. Both gaming mouse pads feature a glossy finish cloth surface to support "Speed" for both Optical & Laser mice, and an advanced rubber base that's specially designed to keep the mat from sliding on any kind of surface The XPADs are available in two sizes, one standard size: 40x30cm and one XXXL size: 120cmx60cm.See More

  • Aerocool Introduces the Dead Silent Gaming Cube in Six Different Colors

    AeroCool

    Packing powerful gaming hardware into 'gaming cubes' to tote to LAN parties or just giving into the demands of enthusiastic PC hardware aficionados everywhere Aerocool moves forward to enter the emerging HTPC and Gaming Cube market, by launching the first product of the new “Dead Silent” (DS) Series. Take it from Tony Lin, CEO of Aerocool Advanced Technologies when he states: “Aerocool successfully developed the Gaming PC Chassis market and is now ready to further expand by innovating the small-factor Gaming-Cube market. Our new DS-Cube combines pure elegance with vast features and best usability.” See More

  • OtterBox Announces New Computer Series Wallet

    OtterBox

    With more and more users relying on the smartphone for a multitude of tasks everyday, and the need for those extra essentials to be ready at a moment’s notice, OtterBox unveils an evolution in smartphone protection to simplify the daily commute or a night on the town. Introducing the Commuter Series Wallet, a protective case with discrete storage and quick access to cash and important cards, available now for $44.95 at otterbox.com and select retail outlets. See More

  • QNAP Announces Update QTS 4.0 Turbo NAS Operating System For Busisness Class

    QNAP

    QNAP Systems announced, that they updated the QTS 4.0, Turbo NAS operating system, for its business-class Turbo NAS models, featuring advanced functions for SMB users, including 400TB scale-up solution, intelligent Storage Manager, flexible volume management with thin-provisioned volume supported, SSD cache, SMART data migration, VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX support and more, and greatly enhancing the efficiency in storage management, expansion, data process, and management in virtualization environments. See More

  • Mushkin Announces "Pacific Rim" DVD Online Sweepstakes

    Mushkin

    World class memory and storage maker, Mushkin, announces the launch of their new Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD alongside Mushkin's "Pacific Rim Sweepstakes" which will run from Oct 1, 2013 until November 15, 2013. Prizes offered include a home theater system valued at $3,500 and a brand new Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop valued at $2,299, in addition to a limited edition Mushkin themed PC and Mushkin/Pacific Rim prize packs. See More

  • ASUSTOR Announces Full Compatibility with 3 New WD Red NAS Hard Drives

    Asustor

    No matter if it is the higher capacity required for business applications or versatility required for home and SOHO applications, ASUSTOR NAS users can enjoy more flexibility and choice when selecting disks for their NAS devices, as they announce that all of its NAS products are fully compatible with WD's three newest models in its WD Red series of NAS hard drives. These new models consist of the 3.5” 4TB WD40EFRX model, 2.5” 1TB WD10JFCX model and 2.5” 750GB WD7500BFCX model. See More

  • New Fractal Design Website! and Launching Fractal Design App!

    Fractal Design

    Fractal Design announces a new website look and layout to provide a better experience with their line-up of world class PC chassis and gear. Fractal introduces the Fractal Design On-the-Go application packed with key information, feature animations and product tours through augmented reality. It is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Market. At this time, it is compatible with Android handheld devices as well as iPads. iPhone compatibility will be the next step. See More

  • ADATA Announces a Strong Signal Launch of the DashDrive Air AE800

    ADATA

    "As mobile devices continue to surge in popularity, bringing forth a new set of data storage and transmission requirements and challenges". ADATA announces the company’s second foray into wireless storage, announcing the release of the DashDrive Air AE800. Incorporating a wireless HDD that can serve data to multiple mobile devices, the AE800 delivers the added functions of power bank and wireless hotspot, simultaneously meeting the most common needs of smartphone and tablet computer users. See More

  • MSI Announces GP Series - The Ideal Combination of Mobile Productivity, Entertainment and Gaming

    MSI

    MSI announces the availability of the newest GP Series laptops, the ideal combination of on-the-go productivity, multimedia entertainment and gaming performance. The GP Series, currently comprised of one 17-inch and two 16-inch models, come equipped with either Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT740M graphics and 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, giving them enough power to blaze through any task. See More

  • LUXA2 Introduces Rugged Outdoor P1-PRO Battery Power Pack

    Luxa2 A Division of Thermaltake

    LUXA2, a division of Thermaltake, announces the P1-PRO 7000mAh outdoor battery pack, that's been designed from the ground up to handle the most rugged outdoor adventures such as mountain biking or hiking in extreme conditions, providing a durable and dependable power solution for your portable device. "The P1-PRO comes with a LED battery status indicator and possesses smart overcharging prevention technology; requiring only 8.5 hours to fully charge. Simply plug it into a power socket overnight and it will be raring to go again when you wake up the next morning."See More

  • Microlab MD212 Bluetooth Portable Speaker Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "Microlab has been producing audio products since 1998 and has earned a solid reputation for quality and dependability in the process. Recently, Benchmark Reviews had the opportunity to take a closer look at one of the recent additions to its lineup, the Microlab MD212 Portable Speaker, which targets those individuals that are in need of a portable and lightweight Bluetooth solution. The Microlab MD212 is definitely portable and lightweight, yet it has a number of other attractive features that make it a serious contender among the other diminutive Bluetooth devices on the market."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X2 2 GB

    "The HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X2 comes with a greatly improved dual fan heatsink, that is just so much better than the AMD reference design cooler. Unfortunately HIS did not choose to overclock their card out of the box, which would have been easy, given the numbers we've been seeing during manual overclocking."

    techPowerUp

  • AMD Radeon R9 280X Roundup: ASUS, MSI and Sapphire

    "Earlier this month AMD took the wraps off of a revamped and restyled family of GPUs under the Radeon R9 and R7 brands. When I reviewed the R9 280X, essentially a lower cost version of the Radoen HD 7970 GHz Edition, I came away impressed with the package AMD was able to put together. Though there was no new hardware to really discuss with the R9 280X, the price drop placed the cards in a very aggressive position adjacent the NVIDIA GeForce line-up (including the GeForce GTX 770 and the GTX 760)."

    PC Perspective

  • Lenovo IdeaCentre Erazer X700 Gaming PC Review

    "If we asked you to name five gaming PC manufacturers, Lenovo probably wouldn't make the list. No other company in the world ships more PCs than Lenovo, but of those machines, relatively few are dedicated gaming boxes. Traditionally, Lenovo has focused its efforts on business class desktops and laptops, though the company is known to play in performance waters on occasion, most notably with its IdeaCentre K Series of high-end towers. These aren't hardcore gaming boxes like the boutique builders offer, however, so there's room in Lenovo's lineup to add a dedicated line of systems built exclusively for gamers, and that's what we have with the IdeaCentre Erazer X700..."

    Hot Hardware

  • GTX 680 vs GTX 780 - Should I upgrade?

    Ocaholic

    "A gamer simply can't get enough graphics power in their rig, which makes the upgrade question omnipresent. To show you whether it makes sense to upgrade from one generation to another we created this series of articles, where we will compare graphics cards from different generations. Today we're having a close look at the differences between the GTX 680 and the GTX 780."

    Ocaholic

  • be quiet! Pure Power L8 600W Power Supply Review

    Think Computers

    "be quiet! may not be a name we know all that well here in America when it comes to powersupplies, but in the European market they have really made a name for themselves and are planning to do the same here in the states. Not that long ago we took a look at the Dark Power Pro 10 from be quiet! and we were extremely impressed. While this was one of the top of the line units from be quiet! the unit we are taking a look at today is more mainstream. The whole idea behind the Pure Power L8 600W unit is to deliver an affordable unit that does not compromise on quality. This unit features an 80PLUS Bronze certification, a 120 mm silence optimized fan and of course the quality we expect from be quiet!."

    Think Computers

  • ICY DOCK MB992SK-B Dual 2.5in Enclosure Review

    "Almost all of us have spare drive bays on the front of our PCs and a fair number of us have either got spare parts kicking about or have run out of space inside our system for hard drives. Icy Dock are looking to problems like these with their drive racks/cages which are designed to add storage space to our otherwise empty front of case bays. One such model is the MB992SK-B which we have on our test bench today."

    Hardware Heaven

  • PNY XLR8 Pro 240GB SSD

    "As such, today we'll be doing a review on the PNY XLR8 Pro 240GB SSD. PNY offers a complete line of SSDs oriented towards the entry level user to the enthusiast/enterprise user with the XLR8 Pro that we're reviewing falling into that enthusiast user category. Like most enthusiast class SandForce..."

    Custom PC Review

  • Noctua NH-U14S Review

    "The NH-U14S is a new single tower cooler by Noctua, who have made some breakthroughs in their designs. Find out why the NH-U14S won our Editor's Choice award!"

    HCW

  • LaCie 5Big Thunderbolt 10TB DAS Review

    "The 5Big line-up gets a Thunderbolt upgrade and the performance is astounding. Read on as we look at the 5Big Thunderbolt from LaCie."

    TweakTown

  • Zetta Z12 Intelligent Security Camcorder

    NikkTech

    "I've always found camcorders to be one of the very few fascinating electronic devices around since they can hold all your precious memories unaltered forever or at least for as long as you'd like. Surveillance cameras may not be exactly the same as camcorders but they too have their purpose and who can deny the significance of letting you keep an eye on things even if you're far away? So it's not really surprising that when the first action cameras started to emerge a few years back i also developed an interest in them although i can't say i was really impressed by the first few attempts. Quite a few years have passed since then and now action cameras have not only gotten smaller in size but they also feature higher grade hardware components allowing them to record up to FullHD 1080p resolutions with bitrates that in some cases rival the ones of regular handheld camcorders. Not everyone however has use for 1080p and so Zetta has introduced an SD (Standard Definition) intelligent security camcorder the Z12 which we took for a ride to see what it can do."

    NikkTech

  • Android App Pick - Plants vs. Zombies 2

    BCCHardware

    "We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and what better way to celebrate Halloween week than with a Zombie game! This week, Plants vs. Zombies 2 hits Android and the game is as much fun as the original - and it's on your favorite Android device. If you like tower-defense games, and enjoyed the first PvZ, you'll absolutely love PvZ2 - It's About Time!"

    BCCHardware

  • HiFiMAN RE-600 In-ears

    "HiFiMAN's newest high-end in-ear gets put to the test. The RE-600s are a beefed up version of the RE-400s we loved. The price has also been hiked up to $399, making it just as expensive as several great in-ears, like the UE900s. We test the RE-600s to find out whether the asking price is justified!"

    techPowerUp

  • Cooler Master JetFlo 120 PWM Fan

    LanOC Reviews

    "Today we take a look at a much more basic cooling component that no build can be without. I am, of course, talking about the simple case fan and whether you are packing your case full with the intent to air cool or just need a few good radiator fans for water cooling there are numerous choices available to you. Cooler Master seems to think they have just the answer you've been looking for with their JetFlo 120 and we got our hands on a pair for a quick round of testing.We will see how they stand up once installed and the air starts moving."

    LanOC Reviews

  • A Cup Of Coffee And Google Glass

    "Wearable computing is all the rage, and for good reason; pretty much everyone can agree that although our smartphones are immensely powerful, they're actually rather inconvenient. Using one requires at least one hand, often two, and it's cumbersome to dig into your pocket, purse, or bag to retrieve them whenever you get a notification. We're slaves to those dings and boops. Google Glass is one of the more promising bits of wearable technology out there. Smart watches are proliferating like rabbits, sure, and other glasses-type tech is in the offing, but Google Glass has the full backing of one of the largest companies in the world and is also the pet project of one of its founders..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Tt eSports Level 10 M Gaming Headset Review

    "It's been over three years since Thermaltake surprised computer enthusiast circles with the Level 10 full-tower ATX case. It was both elaborate and absurd in its features and design, costing a not so modest $700 then. That case has since been succeeded by a series of more reasonably priced Level 10 cases that maintained the original's distinctive appearance as much as possible. More recently, Thermaltake has introduced computer gaming peripherals under the Level 10 premium name, first with the Level 10 M mouse last year and now with the Level 10 M gaming headset..."

    Legit Reviews

  • ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Review

    Ocaholic

    "With their Z87M Extreme4 ASRock have an mATX motherboard in their portfolio, which comes with a very reasonable price tag and other than that there is even a decent feature mix. On paper this sounds like quite a bargain then, but what will the results look like when we run the board through our benchmarking parcours?"

    Ocaholic

  • Topre's Type Heaven mechanical keyboard reviewed

    "Once marginalized by their extravagant pricing, Topre mechanical keyboards have now entered (somewhat) more affordable territory. How does the $150 Topre Type Heaven stack up against other mechanical keyboards based on the more popular Cherry MX switches? We investigate."

    The Tech Report

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Android Tablet

    "It does seem like the market for larger tablets is slowly dwindling, while demand for smaller tablets is on the rise. People seem far more interested in devices like the Nexus 7 and the Retina iPad Mini than they are in their larger counterparts, but some people still want a bigger screen and that's where the newest Galaxy Tab 3 10.1″ could come into the picture. Aside from the Galaxy Note series, this is the newest generation of tablets from the people at Samsung."

    MegaTech News

  • Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Gaming Headset

    NikkTech

    "As many of you know i don't believe that the best way to play games on the PC is with a headset placed over your head (LAN events excluded of course) because for once the positioning audio quality can't really be on par with that of a complete 5.1/7.1 surround system while both the weight and pressure of the headset can get really annoying in a rather short period of time. I do however admit that a headset is the lesser of two evils so if you have to choose between disturbing those around you and using a headset then the answer is quite obvious. That being said from time to time we do receive some headsets that we can't really put in the same general category as most of them because of numerous reasons including more or less excellent build quality, superior positioning audio (and quality) and impressive comfort levels. Well for the past week we've been testing the latest Level 10 M Gaming Headset by Tt eSPORTS which can easily cover all three previously mentioned bases for us to separate it from the masses."

    NikkTech

  • Noontec Hammo Headphones Review

    "Today we are taking a look at Noontec's Hammo Fashion Hi-Fi Headphones. Aimed at music enthusiasts with a penchant for style, these on-ear headphones boast 50 mm drivers, a detachable audio cable and ship with a protective case. The big question we aim to answer today ... can Noontec convince the discerning audiophile to pay the £99.99 asking price?"

    Kitguru

  • Toshiba MQ01ABD100 2.5'' 1TB Hard Disk Drive Review

    "The cost-efficient MQ01ABDXXX series from Toshiba comes with capacities between 250GB and 1TB, with one or two platters and were designed for low power consumption, operating temperatures and silent operation. These are ideal for upgrading the storage in our PS3, usage for saving backups and other applications which do not need stellar read/write speeds."

    Madshrimps

  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire benchmarked at 7860x1440

    "We throw two AMD Radeon HD 7970s into CrossFire and let them bench press our 7860x1440 setup"

    TweakTown

  • Microlab H21 Bluetooth Powered Bookshelf Speaker Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "For nearly two decades, Microlab has been an industry leader in producing high-quality audio solutions for the latest in cutting-edge technology. One example is its latest development, the Microlab H21 Bluetooth bookshelf speaker, which Benchmark Reviews has recently had an opportunity to put through its paces. Considering that the Microlab H21 is so beautifully constructed, having wooden cabinets wrapped in leather, it is clear that its role is to serve as the primary multi-device audio solution in your home."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • NZXT HALE82 V2 700 W

    "NZXT refreshed their budget-oriented HALE82 line with two new fully modular and 80 Plus Bronze certified units. Today, we are going to take a look at the HALE82 V2 700 W. It costs just 100 bucks and looks great thanks to its white color theme."

    techPowerUp

  • ASRock FM2A88X EXTREME6+

    "The FM2A88X EXTREME6+ is the first socket FM2+ motherboard from ASRock, based on the most high-end chipset for this new platform, the A88X. It is targeted to the forthcoming FM2+ "Kaveri" APUs, but it is also compatible with socket FM2, second-generation APUs from AMD, codenamed "Trinity." Let's see what this motherboard has to offer."

    Hardware Secrets

  • Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme CPU Cooler Review

    "Thermalright is an established brand in the CPU cooling arena with its track record for innovative creations designed to best remove the heat from your prize CPU. The latest incarnation of their cooler line for Intel and AMD-based CPUs takes the form of the Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme, a massive nickel-plated copper cooler sporting two 140mm fans to aid in heat dispersal. We tested this cooler in conjunction with other all-in-one and air coolers to see how well the Thermalright cooler stacks up. With a retail price at $99.99, the cooler has a premium price for the premium performance it offers."

    PC Perspective

  • Hard Lesson Learned With Late-2013 Apple Products Containing Lesser Performing 128GB SSDs

    The SSD Review

    "The practice of using unbranded peripherals in computers is a common one, and even more so in the case of Apple, who takes it a step further by demanding that components such as the SSDs are proprietary through small the reassignment of circuitry within the SSD. Not only can the SSD in Apple's new Mac products not be upgraded with third-party SSDs, but also, they can't even be switched off with SSDs of previous Apple releases. Simply, the high-capacity SSD of your 2012 Apple MBA will not work in your 2013 MBA."

    The SSD Review

  • Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2

    LanOC Reviews

    "Processor cooling is one of the most important choices a builder can make for their system. While the market is flooded with many options and styles to choose from, one market has always remained competitive and populated with choices year after year. I am, of course, talking about the large, multi-heat pipe air coolers and today we are going to take a look at the Dark Rock Pro 2 from Be Quiet! to see if it holds up through installation and our new testing procedures. Is it worth your money? I don't know but I hear the Germans make good stuff."

    LanOC Reviews

  • Radeon R9 290X Market Overview

    Ocaholic

    "In this article we made a list of all Radeon R9 290X around sorted by manufacturers with pics, specs and prices. At the end of the article you also find an interactive overview with filtering and sorting functions to compare all cards. If you think or see that some are missing/there are mistakes, please leave a comment and we will add/fix it as soon as possible."

    Ocaholic

  • Apple 27-Inch iMac (Late 2013) Review, Haswell Inside

    "It's hard to believe there's a full fledged system packed inside Apple's slim and sexy iMac chassis. It was roughly a year ago when Apple revamped its all-in-one line, tasking the company's engineers to flatten the design as much as possible without sacrificing performance. What emerged was a sleek display measuring just 5mm at its edge with up to 40 percent less volume than the previous generation. It was such a radical design change that Apple had to abandon traditional welding methods in favor of a process called friction-stir welding, which combines friction-generated heat and pressure to force molecules from two separate aluminum surfaces to mingle with one another. Apple's late 2013 edition iMacs are largely unchanged in external form, though they're upgraded in function with a revamped foundation that now pairs Intel's 4th Generation Core processors with NVIDIA's GeForce 700 Series graphics..."

    Hot Hardware

  • LUXA2 H1 and H5 Mobile Mounts Review

    Think Computers

    "If you've never used a mobile mount, you might ask, "Mobile mounts, huh, what are they good for?". Short (obvious) answer, holding your mobile devices. With the H1 Premium Mobile Holder, and H5 Premium Car Mount, Luxa2 aims to bring a bit more style and functionality to mobile mounts. H1's aluminum Apple iMac inspired body brings the style, whereas H5's flexible body brings functionality. Continue reading to see if you can benefit by adding these two devices to your accessory lineup."

    Think Computers

  • Be Quiet! Pure Power L8 700W Power Supply Review

    "Be Quiet! is an European company which, despite the strange name, is a very well-known manufacturer amongst enthusiasts, mostly for their high quality (and notoriously expensive) power supply units. We had an encounter with their very impressive Dark Power Pro 10 series a few months ago; however, impressive as it was, the price tag of such a power supply would certainly drive the vast majority of users away. Today we will be having a look at the least expensive PSU series currently offers, the Pure Power L8."

    Legit Reviews

  • Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H LGA 1150 Motherboard

    "With the release of Intel's latest Z87 chipset and their accompanying Haswell parts, many motherboard manufacturers are scurrying to put out their latest generation of motherboards and with some of the features we've seen from various vendors this generation, competition is fiercer than ever..."

    Custom PC Review

  • Mionix Avior 8200 Gaming Mouse Review

    "Mionix have recently introduced their Avior 8200 high-end mouse which sports a fine-tuned Avago 9800 sensor and can jump through DPI values thanks to the three programmable steps. It is ambidextrous and features a soft-touch coating which is comfortable during long gaming sessions."

    Madshrimps

  • The TR Podcast 144: Flagship cards and broken backs

    "Join us for a rotund exploration of Apple's latest, AMD's greatest, and Nvidia's G-Sync... plus a lot more."

    The Tech Report

  • We’re Giving Away a BitFenix Ronin Mid-Tower Case With Your Choice of LED Fans

    "It's time again to give our beloved readers a chance to win some cool stuff from one of Futurelooks' great community supporters. That generous sponsor is BitFenix and they've teamed up with us to giveaway one of their new Ronin Mid-Tower cases along with LED fans in your choice of colors. But the best part of this contest is that the company is willing to ship this prize to a winner, anywhere in the world. That's right folks! Our readers and fans from around the world get to participate in this giveaway and we're very excited that BitFenix was generous enough to give us this chance to take care of you!"

    Futurelooks

  • Football Manager 2014 (PC) Review

    "As with many other yearly refreshes (such as FIFA, F1, etc.) those who have the last version might not necessarily get the maximum value from this edition but anyone on 2012 or earlier will see significant advances."

    Hardware Heaven

  • QNAP TurboNAS TS-420 NAS Server

    NikkTech

    "As the popularity of NAS devices (or NAS servers as we like to call them) keeps increasing every day naturally many of you expect from us to focus in getting some of the latest models to hit the market from all the major players for testing purposes. Well lately we've seen the introduction of not only expensive models designed and manufactured by both old and new companies with business customers as their main target audience but also low and mid-end ones developed mostly for house and office use. That being said with the current state of HDD prices it really doesn't come as a surprise to see that consumers are not as interested in single bay models as they are in dual and quad ones and who can blame them since having at least one more available bay for future expansion is the obvious choice. So for the past two weeks we've been putting the latest quad bay NAS servers to hit the market by QNAP the TurboNAS TS-420 through rigorous testing to see if it has what it takes to win the hearts of home and office users."

    NikkTech

  • Antec HCG-750W PSU

    Rbmods

    "We have not reviewed power supplies for awhile but today it's once again time for it. We are looking at Antecs latest creation that is part of the "Current gamer" series. We received the 750W version of the PSU and are going to be loading it as much as we can to see the performance."

    Rbmods

  • Aerocool Mechatron

    "The Aerocool Mechatron chassis clearly puts all its chips into the design, offering an intricate look while giving the user all the necessities within. But will this approach be enough to make the target audience buy Aerocool's Mechatron?"

    techPowerUp

  • Lenovo Erazer X700 PC Gaming Computer System Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "It's been years since I've bought a pre-built desktop computer, so I was interested in the opportunity to check out the Erazer X700 Gaming System that Lenovo offered to us to review. The Erazer occupies a space between the sub-$500 generic boxes most people are satisfied with and the expensive boutique systems at the other end of the scale."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Frame Rating: AMD Radeon R9 290X CrossFire and 4K Preview Testing

    "CrossFire has caused a lot of problems for AMD in recent months (and a lot of problems for me as well). But, AMD continues to make strides in correcting the frame pacing issues associated with CrossFire configurations and the new R9 290X moves the bar forward."

    PC Perspective

  • Vantec NexStar HX2R Hard Drive Enclosure Review

    Think Computers

    "Who says you can never have enough storage. Well you really can not have too much. I myself have a few different computers around my house for different tasks, and I like to back them up and also share files over the network. External hard drives and enclosures are a great tool for keeping around your house or even on the go. There are so many different enclosures and NAS boxes on the market. Some do RAID, other's do JBOD, some can hold only 1 drive and some can go up to 4 drives. Some of the cool things with the technology of the past few years is that we now have eSATA and USB 3.0. USB 3.0 offers up to 5 Gbps while eSATA offers less speed at around 3 Gbps. So today we will be reviewing the Vantec NexStar HX2R dual SATA Hard Drive Enclosure, so stick around and see if it would make a nice addition to your desk or office."

    Think Computers

  • MSI X79-GD45 Plus Motherboard Review (inc. CPU Gaming Performance Comparison)

    "Today we are going to look at the Aerocool Strike-X Air which is a very innovative chassis, designed to appeal to those enthusiasts who spend a lot of time inside their PC and change hardware frequently. It uses an open design, similar to a test bench, which features a large mesh cover to hide the components."

    Kitguru

  • Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Gaming Headset Video Review

    "Today DaveChaos reviews the Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Stereo Gaming Headset."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Tt eSports Cronos Review

    "If you are a gamer then it is likely that you will recognise the Tt eSports brand because they are known for their vivid and stylish products that illustrate the gaming scene. New to this image is the Cronos gaming headset that is amongst a new creed off headset that gives the choice of LED lighting while using a 3.5mm jack to connect to your discrete sound card. Utilising popular 40mm drivers wrapped in a shell driven by brand recognition, can it deliver the impressive audio quality gamers have come to expect?"

    Vortez

  • HIS Radeon R7 260X 2GB IceQ X2 Overclocked Video Card Review

    "We take a look at our first retail Radeon R7 260X 2GB video card from HIS and look at its gaming overclocking performance in detail."

    TweakTown

  • HotHardware and N3V Games Super Spooky NVIDIA SHIELD Giveaway

    "Just in time for Halloween, HotHardware.com and the team at N3V Games--makers of the very cool Dead on Arrival 2--have teamed up to put together one heck of a spooktacular give-away! This time around we're giving three of you incredibly intelligent, and dare we say, immensely attractive HotHardware fans a chance to win a NVIDIA Tegra 4-powered SHIELD portable gaming device, along with some Google Play gift cards for loading that baby up with games, like Dead on Arrival 2, from the Tegra Zone and Play Store."

    Hot Hardware

  • Intel Core i5-4670K vs Core i5-2500K Gaming-Performance

    Ocaholic

    "Especially gamer see themselves confronted with the question which is the best CPU for their system from a performance as well as a price perspective. This is meanwhile the sixth article in our CPU Gaming Performance series of articles, where we compare the gaming performance of two CPU's in recent games. Obvisously you will see the performance difference and we will also point to the price of these chips. Last but not least you will get an overview which CPU is most suitable for the type of gaming PC you want to build."

    Ocaholic

  • MEGATech Giveaway – Win a Sony Xperia SP Android Smartphone

    "MEGATechNews has partnered up with the good people from Sony Mobile Canada to hook you up with a Sony Xperia SP. This Android smartphone borrows much from its other Xperia stablemates, like Sony's now signature aluminum power button on the side. It also has some great unique features of its own, like the transparent antenna and illuminating, color-changing belt. Instead of a basic notification LED, this band of light will let you know when you have incoming calls, text messages, Facebook updates or whatever else. It can even pulse with the music that you play."

    MegaTech News

  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4 GB

    "AMD's new Radeon R9 290X launches today. Based on a new Hawaii GPU, the card promises record-breaking performance. Not only performance is impressive: With a price of $549, it's also the most affordable high-performance option, which will certainly put massive pressure on NVIDIA."

    techPowerUp

  • Weekly Tech Update Episode #233 - Even the Woz Doesn't Want an iPad Air

    "Our latest episode of WeeklyTechUpdate podcast is online. This is episode #233 and we discuss the Windows 8.1 Launch and Issues, Intel says $299 Haswell Laptops are Coming and Apple's iPad event - still nothing close to a 4K Tablet. We have those stories and more and the links below!"

    BCCHardware

  • Patriot SuperSonic Magnum 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    NikkTech

    "Have you ever had the feeling that no matter how much available space you carry around with you it's just never enough when the time comes to actually put it to good use? Well to be entirely honest i have felt that quite a few times in my life but what's really even more annoying is to have plenty of available storage space with you only to find out that there's not enough speed to make use of it all in the time window that you have. The introduction of USB 3.0 a few years back was a step towards the right direction since in theory it's up to 10 times faster than the older USB 2.0 but to date with the exception of portable SSDs there aren't really many storage related media that come even close to its possible data transfer speeds and that includes the majority of USB 3.0 compatible flash drives in the market. Well Patriot Memory wants to change or at least improve on that and so their latest SuperSonic Magnum USB 3.0 Flash Drive line doesn't only offer capacities up to 256GB but it's also pretty much as fast as it gets (at least currently)."

    NikkTech

  • SilverStone ML05 - The Mini-ITX HTPC benchmark Review

    Ocaholic

    "With the Milo ML05, SilverStone is offering a Mini-ITX enclosure targeting enthusiasts seeking for a small but yet powerful Home Theater PC. Despite the small form factor, the case can still house up to three fans, up to six 2.5" drives and is very affordable. HTPC cases have been quite expensive traditionally but SilverStone's ML05 is wide available at a price as low as 37 Euros. Therefore we are curious to see if the quality is still au rendez-vous and what can be done with such a case."

    Ocaholic

  • Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 Case Review

    Think Computers

    "Today we are taking a look at a rather interesting case from Cooler Master. It is their HAF Stacker 935. What makes this case so interesting is that it is actually two cases in one. You have the HAF Stacker 925 (main compartment) which can house E-ATX, ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards. Then there is the HAF Stacker 915F which can house a Mini-ITX system or external watercooling. What is really cool about these cases is that they are stackable, hence the name HAF stacker. So with the 935 you are able to stack the 915 on the top or on the bottom of the main compartment to create the ultimate system. Cooler Master has designed these cases so you are able to route cables between the two as well. Read on as we take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB Overclocked Reference Video Card

    "We fire up MSI Afterburner and see what the brand new AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB can do when overclocking is thrown into the mix."

    TweakTown

  • AMD Radeon R9 290X Hawaii Review - Taking on the TITANs

    "But today is a little different, today we are talking about a much more expensive product that has to live up to some pretty lofty goals and ambitions set forward by the AMD PR and marketing machine. At $549 MSRP, the new AMD Radeon R9 290X will become the flagship of the Radeon brand. The question is: to where does that ship sail?"

    PC Perspective

  • AMD's Radeon R9 290X graphics card reviewed

    "This is the one we've been waiting for. The Radeon R9 290X brings some truly new technology in the form of the GPU code-named "Hawaii." Read on for our pleasingly-yet-slightly-threateningly-detailed review."

    The Tech Report

  • AMD Radeon R9 290X Review: Welcome To Hawaii

    "AMD has launched their new top-end Radeon R9 290X graphics card today. The new flagship wasn't ready in time for AMD's recent October 8th launch of midrange product, but the new top of the line model, based on the GPU codenamed Hawaii, is ready now. The R9 290 series GPU (Hawaii) is comprised of up to 44 compute units with a total of 2,816 IEEE-2008 compliant shaders. The GPU has four geometry processors (2x the Radeon HD 7970) and can output 64 pixels per clock. The card's 4GB of GDDR5 memory is accessed by the GPU via a wide 512-bit interface and the R290X requires a pair of supplemental PCIe power connectors-one 6-pin and one 8-pin. Save for some minimum frame rate and frame latency issues, the new Radeon R9 290X's performance is impressive overall. AMD still has some obvious driver tuning and optimization to do, but frame rates across the board were very good and easily rival NVIDIA's high-end offering..."

    Hot Hardware

  • AMD RADEON R9 290X Review

    "The wait is finally over. The R9 290X is finally here. After a somewhat disjointed media frenzy we can today reveal everything you wanted to know about AMD's latest flagship graphics card. Fuelled by enthusiast speculation, there have been numerous details 'leaked' to the public from some very dubious origins. Rumours ranged from TITAN Killer performance for less than the price of a GTX780 to a total flop of epic proportions. Sifting through the wheat we can say, after thoroughly testing this graphics card that some of the rumours were correct (to a certain extent, and others were wildly inaccurate. The question everyone wants to know is can it beat a GTX TITAN and lay claim to being the new performance king? Yes and no. Yes it does better the NVIDIA GTX Titan in certain scenarios but not in others."

    Vortez

  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card Review

    "The AMD Radeon HD 7970 is nearly two years old and if you calculate that in 'gamer years' it would be easily considered past its prime. Video cards don't get better as they age, so you would think that this card would be obsolete by now. The funny thing is that the Radeon HD 7970 is still a very competitive graphics card and was just re-branded this month as the lower cost Radeon R9 280X at $299. The AMD Radeon HD 7950/7970 and even some of the Radeon HD 7870 cards were powered by the 28nm Tahiti GPU that had 2048 stream processors and 3GB of GDDR5 memory in its full form. The AMD Radeon HD 7970 was designed in a time period where the largest resolution monitor available was 2560x1600, but now we have massive 4K Ultra HD monitors at 3840x2160 readily available and falling in price. In order to get more performance, AMD had to tape out an entirely new GPU called Hawaii for the Radeon R9 290X at the $549 price point. Read on to see how it performs!"

    Legit Reviews

  • AMD Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card Review with 4K Performance

    "A couple of weeks ago AMD launched their new R9 and R7 series cards which replace the 7000 series in the market. The models released up to this point have primarily been tweaked versions of existing GPUs however today we get to see something new from AMD, their R9 290X which is based on the Hawaii chip, priced at $549/£449 and takes on the Geforce GTX 780. Today we will be taking a look at the R9 290X in games such as Battlefield 3, F1 2013 and Total War: Rome 2 to establish whether it can take on the GTX 780 and win."

    Hardware Heaven

  • AMD R9 290X Review (Part 1)

    "Many of our readers have been waiting for today however – the release of the new flagship R9 290X ... marketed to tackle Nvidia's class leading GTX780."

    Kitguru

  • Microlab MD312 Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "Even thought Microlab has only been developing devices with Bluetooth wireless technology since 2011, it has been in business since 1998 and, since then, has earned a reputation for developing outstanding audio products. In other words, there is no reason to shy away from the Microlab MD312, a new Bluetooth portable speaker recently added to the company's product line. Benchmark Reviews has taken a closer look at this device, so you are encouraged to read on in order to see how the Microlab MD312 performed while being used extensively."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Thecus N5550

    "Thecus is a key player in network storage solutions, and today, we get the chance to closely examine one of their newest NAS offerings, the N5550. Targeting enthusiast users or small business environments, it is equipped with an Intel Atom CPU and can take up to five HDDs for a total of 20 TB storage."

    techPowerUp

  • Next Gen Graphics and Process Migration: 20 nm and Beyond

    "We really do not realize how good we had it. Sure, we could apply that to budget surpluses and the time before the rise of global terrorism, but in this case I am talking about the predictable advancement of graphics due to both design expertise and improvements in process technology. Moore's law has been exceptionally kind to graphics. We can look back and when we plot the course of these graphics companies, they have actually outstripped Moore in terms of transistor density from generation to generation. Most of this is due to better tools and the expertise gained in what is still a fairly new endeavor as compared to CPUs (the first true 3D accelerators were released in the 1993/94 timeframe)."

    PC Perspective

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review: The Phablet Refined

    "Whether you're a fan of oversized smartphones or not, it's clear that they are here to stay. When Samsung initially released the first Galaxy Note, many of us in the industry looked at it a little sideways and wondered what the designers at Samsung were thinking. The original Galaxy Note seemed simply gargantuan next to virtually every other device available at the time and it was somewhat comical to see such a large device perched next to someone's ear when they were making a call. The Note had a transformative effect on the smartphone industry, however. Yes, it was large. But once you've experienced the benefits of a larger screen, it's difficult to turn back, and Samsung sold millions of them. I was originally dismissive of the Note, but after living with the second-gen Note II for a while during the lead-up to our review, I grew accustomed to its size and features and now everything else just seems too small. Since reviewing the Note 2, I've had access to a number of other newer devices, but I keep going back to the Note 2. Take that for what it's worth. As much as we liked the Note 2, technology inevitably marches on, and its successor is now available. The recently released Galaxy Note 3 builds upon the success of the Note and Note II, but with significantly updated hardware, a larger screen, fresh software, and a host of additional features..."

    Hot Hardware

  • MyDigitalSSD 128GB mSATA SuperCache 2 Caching SSD Review

    The SSD Review

    "Today's review is of MyDigitalSSD's SuperCache 2 mSATA 128GB SSD, and the FNet HybriDisk caching software. A license key for the HybriDisk software is included with the purchase of the SuperCache 2. How does a caching SSD work? It works in conjunction with a hard drive disk (HDD) to create what the operating system sees as a single, combined storage partition. A caching SSD utilizes specialized software to determine what programs, data, and/or files that the user accesses most frequently. This "hot" data will be held in a dedicated "caching" partition on the SSD for much quicker access when called for. Less frequently requested data will still reside on the HDD, until such time as it becomes frequently accessed enough to be moved to the SSD cache. What is stored on the SSD cache is dynamic, and changes over time based on actual usage."

    The SSD Review

  • Fractal Design ARC XL Full-Tower Chassis Review

    "If the elements of the ARC Mini or ARC Midi made a great impression, but didn't offer enough room, Fractal Design offers the cure with the ARC XL."

    TweakTown

  • Samsung 840 Evo 120 Gigabyte Review

    Ocaholic

    "With their 1 Terabyte Drive we've already had on new Samsung 840 Evo SSD for review and we were quite surprised. Now it's time we have a closer look at the 120 Gigabyte version of the drive. Usually 120 Gigabyte Drives don't offer the same performance level bigger drives offer, which is why we're really curious to see if Samsung has found a way around this issue."

    Ocaholic

  • Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB SSD (HDTS325XZSTA)

    "Toshiba's competing product comes in the form of the Toshiba Q Series Pro, which we'll be reviewing today. Toshiba appears to have modeled their SSD lineup off of Samsung's highly successful 840 Series with Toshiba releasing their latest Q Series and the Q Series Pro SSDs. The Toshiba Q Series Pro offers greater performance in comparison to its vanilla sibling..."

    Custom PC Review

  • LUXA2 Groovy Wireless Stereo Speaker Review

    "Today we are taking a look at the LUXA2 Groovy Wireless Stereo Speaker. As a division of Thermaltake, LUXA2′s goal is to deliver aesthetically pleasing hardware without compromising on performance. So, is the LUXA2 Groovy Wireless Stereo Speaker the ultimate mobile audio companion?"

    Kitguru

  • Android App Pick - WiFi Mouse

    BCCHardware

    "We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and we are getting crazy productive this week. WiFi Mouse is one of those programs that you probably won't use daily, but when you need a mouse for your PC, you'll be glad you checked this out - and have an Android device. It's things like this App that makes me glad I'm not running Apple - and why we keep doing App Pick every week. Check it out!"

    BCCHardware

  • Plantronics RIG Gaming Headset Reviewed

    "Have you ever been on a game winning streak, or near an all time high score and your phone rings? Do you answer it, or keep going? Or perhaps your team really needed to get a hold of you to defend the team's title almost last minute but you were too immersed in your other game to notice the call. While the first two are common scenarios, there are also gamers who like to game at work whether it be at the office or at home. Imagine if you could hear and talk to your incoming calls without having to take off your gaming headset. Well, imagine no longer. The Plantronics RIG Gaming Headset is exactly what you need."

    Futurelooks

  • Synology DiskStation DS114 NAS Review

    "Today we take a look at the latest entry in Synology's single bay NAS solutions, the DS114. Running the same OS we find on their more advanced models it could be the ideal model for the storage novice to use for their first network based device."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Asus' Transformer Book T100 convertible notebook reviewed

    "Despite its low $350 starting price, the Transformer Book T100 offers a quad-core Bay Trail SoC, a 10" IPS touchscreen, 10+ hours of battery life, a USB 3.0-equipped keyboard dock, and the full-fat version of Windows 8.1. We take a closer look at the most uniquely compelling notebook/tablet hybrid to date."

    The Tech Report

  • Gigabyte R9 280X OC 3 GB

    "Gigabyte's R9 280X OC comes at no price premium, yet features an overclock out of the box and uses the company's famous triple-fan WindForce 3X cooling solution. With a 100 MHz GPU overclock, it manages to beat the much more expensive GTX 770 in real-life performance."

    techPowerUp

  • be quiet! WorldWide Joint Giveaway

    NikkTech

    "This is it people today we are opening the door on our 30th giveaway. That's right, 30 giveaways inside just 19 months and we have all of you to thank for that and what better way to do so than to perform more giveaways? So today we have paired with our friends from be quiet! to offer 3 amazing prizes to 3 very lucky winners. This time over the prizes up for grabs as you can easily see from the above picture are a massive Power Zone 1000W Power Supply Unit, a Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler and a bundle of two Silent Wings 2 140mm fans. To be eligible to win as always you just need to take 4 small steps:"

    NikkTech

  • ASUS Gryphon Z87 Review

    Ocaholic

    "With the Gryphon Z87, ASUS has expanded their TUF Series line-up by an mATX motherboard. This board features an attractive price point and separately available there is the so called Armor Kit, which improves the looks and adds some other additional features. Overall this sounds like a flexible concept and definitely have to take a close look at what ASUS is offering here."

    Ocaholic

  • Samsung XP941 NGFF M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 – Worlds Smallest SSD Combination Hits 2GB/s

    The SSD Review

    "Sometimes we get fortunate enough to have just the right hardware at just the right time. Such was the case when Sony sent us their new VAIO Pro 13 Ultrabook with a Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe SSD for review. That SSD provided performance speeds over 1GB/s and enabled our statement of the VAIO Pro 13 as being the smallest, lightest and highest performing ultrabook available to the consumer today. In publishing that report, we found ourselves with two Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe SSDs on hand and the opportunity to configure one dynamite RAID 0 configuration, the other XP941 having been the subject of this SSD analysis."

    The SSD Review

  • HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks: ASUS Transformer Book, NVIDIA G-SYNC, Falcon Tiki, Battlefield 4 and More

    "In our latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Marco, Dave and Iyaz discuss the ASUS Transformer Book T100TA Bay Trail-based 2-in-1 device with Windows 8.1, NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology and various PhysX and game dev-related announcements from NVIDIA's recent event, Battlefield 4 game play and performance, the Falcon Northwest Tiki SFF gaming PC, details of our current giveaway where you could WIN AN NVIDIA SHIELD Android gaming system and a whole lot more!"

    Hot Hardware

  • Rocksmith 2014 Edition Video Review

    "Rocksmith makes its return with the all-new 2014 Edition from Ubisoft, today Stuart Davidson shows us his experiences with the game."

    Hardware Heaven

  • ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ Motherboard Review

    "Today we are going to take a look at the ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ motherboard which is their flagship FM2+ model. We recently looked at a Gigabyte's flagship FM2+ motherboard – the G1 Sniper A88x and we were very impressed with the overall package."

    Kitguru

  • SilverStone Raven 4 B-W Full-Tower Chassis Review

    "SilverStone brings forth the latest evolution of the Raven chassis line up. With a whole new take on the design, the unique Raven 4 hits the market."

    TweakTown

  • Cougar CMX v.3 850W Power Supply Review

    "Nowadays, it seems that most manufacturers have a subsidiary company, which brings them direct access to the retail market. Today we will be having a look at the new v.3 revision of the CMX 850W power supply by Cougar, the sister company of HEC/Compucase, one of the oldest manufacturers of power supply units. This is our second encounter with their products, after our review of the basic PowerX 550W several months ago which, although it did not set any performance records, its value-to-performance ratio was very good."

    Legit Reviews

  • HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo Boost Clock 3GB Video Card Review

    "HIS has made available to the market the latest R9 280X from AMD in two revisions quite quickly, which are fitted with the efficient IceQ X2 two-slot cooling system. The HIS Radeon R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost card is available online for an affordable price and comes with a factory overclock of 50Mhz over the stock version; the VRM section has been also beefed up in order to be able to reach higher GPU frequencies."

    Madshrimps

  • OCZ 750W Modular Fatal1ty Gaming PSU

    BCCHardware

    "The OCZ Fatal1ty Gaming Gear 750W PSU certainly did not over-perform, but neither did it under-perform. It handled all we threw at it like a champ, although it did start to get quite warm do to the fact that we had the fan partially removed in order to hook up our test equipment, but since we only did that for testing there will be no cause for concern under normal circumstances. I would have no issues putting this PSU in my rig if I was shopping for a 750W 80+ Bronze unit."

    BCCHardware

  • SilverStone Tundra TD02 AIO Liquid Cooler Review

    OCIA

    "AIO or All-In-One liquid coolers have become very popular in recent years, offering better capability than top-of-the-line air coolers without all the noise typically associated with fast spinning fans and without the hassle and setup of custom liquid cooling loops. The Tundra TD02 features a dual 120mm brazed fin aluminum radiator that is 45mm thick. Coupled with that are two 120mm PWM-controlled fans and an all-metal housing pump with copper base and nickel-plated aluminum body."

    OCIA

  • Asus R9 270X DirectCU II Top

    LanOC Reviews

    "Earlier this week I had the chance to take a look at Asus's Matrix R9 280X Platinum, today I'm going to come back down to earth a little and check out their R9 270X DirectCU II Top. With a price that fits better into budget builds I'm curious how many of the features I saw on the Matrix will carry over into this card. I have high hopes for the card, but after seeing a few R9 270X's from other manufactures I can say without a doubt that Asus has their work cut out for them. Let's dig into it and see what it's all about."

    LanOC Reviews

  • AtGames Sega Genesis Classic Game Console

    "It's true. The next generation of home video game consoles will soon be upon us with the pending arrival of the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One, but there are still plenty of people out there who are still yearning for the gaming experience of yesteryear. For those folks, there is the Sega Genesis Classic Game Console by AtGames. The best part is that you don't have to re-invest in a bunch of classic games, because dozens of them are built right into this machine."

    MegaTech News

  • Bitmore e-Storm LabyrinthX Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "There are many things to consider when buying a portable bluetooth speaker. The Bitmore e-Storm LabyrinthX Super Bass Speaker (model# PAC 555SL) being tested by Benchmark Reviews today may not tick all of the boxes but it comes kind of close. The price is a little high for my liking but there are many more expensive bluetooth speakers on the market still. Maybe when the novelty wears off the prices might come down across the board and we will see better a better price to performance ratio."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Zalman MS800 Plus

    "Zalman may have lost some steam in recent times, but the MS800 Plus ends up being one of the best insider tips for a well-equipped chassis at a great price point. We took the MS800 Plus for a spin and found the chassis to include a lot of useful extras without being difficult on our wallet."

    techPowerUp

  • ASUS Transformer Book T100TA Windows 8.1 Bay Trail Tablet

    "A few weeks back we gave you a first-hand look at the performance of Intel's new low power Bay Trail Atom System-On-A-Chip for tablets and hybrid devices. Bay Trail, the follow-on to Intel's Clover Trail Atom design, comes in both dual and quad-core variants and offers better overall performance-per-watt than the previous generation and a significantly most robust graphics engine. At the time, we only got our hands on a few prototype devices and Intel was still tuning drivers getting the solution ready for prime time. This week, however, the Windows 8.1 and Intel Bay Trail onslaught begins as both Microsoft, with its Surface line-up, and various OEMs release their products to market comfortably ahead of the holiday shopping season. Today we're giving you a quick preview look at the first Bay Trail and full Windows 8.1 tablet to hit our test bench; it's another Transformer from ASUS, the ASUS Transformer Book T100TA."

    Hot Hardware

  • S2 Innovation AXIOM Pro Dust-Proof Midi Tower

    NikkTech

    "Innovation is not something we see very often in the PC market lately and that goes double when we're talking about PC cases since although manufacturers tend to equip them with features a lot more than in the past still none of those features is really something we haven't seen before. This is perhaps one of the area that new manufacturers surpass the really well-known ones since they need the "extra push" in order to establish themselves in the market and what better way to do that than to answer the requests/recommendations of consumers and hope for the best? S2 Innovation is a brand new manufacturer based in Korea which i have to admit i knew nothing about up until 3 months ago when we first inquired about their brand new AXIOM Pro Midi Tower PC Case which is quite interesting since it incorporates a very innovative filtration intake system along with several other useful features. Well roughly 2 months later it found its way onto our photo bench and today we can finally unveil our review."

    NikkTech

  • Alienware X51 R2 Desktop Gaming System Review

    "Some say desktop computers are fading into a thing of the past, personally I prefer them over a laptop or tablet any day of the week. Laptops and tablets certainly have their place in today's on-the-go lifestyle we lead. In fact I'm typing this while sitting in a hotel room on a business trip on my laptop. Obviously there are some advantages to them, but desktop systems are my preferred system any day of the week. Dollar for dollar desktop systems offer more bang for the buck than a laptop, but laptops offer portability though you sacrifice performance. If you haven't guessed already, today we are looking at a full blown desktop system from Alienware, the X51 R2. The Alienware X51 desktop starts at only $699 but the sky is the limit as the X51 is fully customizable. Read on to see how it performs."

    Legit Reviews

  • Testing the Security of Your Website – Part 1

    "If you have a website, a blog, or a forum, it is very important to audit its security, in order to prevent people from exploiting it. In the first part of this tutorial, we will cover basic information and procedures that every website owner should know. Check it out."

    Hardware Secrets

  • MSI Radeon R9 270X HAWK Review

    Ocaholic

    "MSI currently offers two different Radeon R9 270X, the Gaming and the HAWK, and today we are going to have a look at the HAWK. The R9 270X HAWK features the manufacturer's top cooling solution known as Twin Frozr IV Advanced and a beefed up power design/PCB. Other than that the HAWK is the second fastest R9 270X card out of the box."

    Ocaholic

  • Cooler Master V700 Modular PSU Review

    OCInside

    "The Cooler Master V700 is a fully modular power supply and enables an optimal adjustment of all internal PC cables.
    The 80PLUS Gold power supply and the connecting cables are supplied each in a bag to have all necessary cables ready to hand for the next PC upgrade. The first impression of the new 700 watt power supply is already excellent. In the following review, we look at the modular Cooler Master V700 high-end PSU and compare the results with some power supplies from a wide variety of price range."

    OCInside

  • Thermaltake Commander F5 Fan Controller Review

    Think Computers

    "Today's product comes from a well-known company ThermalTake. As we all know, ThermalTake offers products from chassis', power supplies, coolers and storage. But what about cooling? Sure they also offer a wide variety of fans but what motherboard has enough headers to connect every fan. ThermalTake has developed a multi fan controller for your custom cooling needs. The Commander F5 fan controller offers five channels at 8w per channel. Read on to see if the Commander F5 holds up to the ThermalTake reputation."

    Think Computers

  • Mach Xtreme Technology MX-ES Review

    "By choosing SLC NAND Mach Xtreme can reach far higher write speeds with fewer controller channels than comparable products with a similar capacity, as well as boast better durability. The trade-off is one of cost, although by keeping the price well under £50 Mach Xtreme are keeping the MX-ES competitive within the wider drive ecosystem. Depending on your workload, the cost may very well be worth it."

    Vortez

  • Cooler Master NotePal XL Laptop Cooler Review

    "One of the most recent laptop coolers/pads is the NotePal XL which features a redesign compared to the NotePal A200 we have taken a look over previously, is equipped with a larger 230mm fan and for connecting low power devices we have the option of using the integrated 3-port USB fan which is more convenient placed than before"

    Madshrimps

  • Astro A40 and Mixamp Review

    "Within recent years we have seen a lot of competition from many brands in the audio sector. Trying to decide which one is best can often be a long drawn out process. Astro say that they are on a mission to produce the worlds finest gaming equipment. Today we are going to take a look at their A40 headset - it is worthy of your consideration?"

    Kitguru

  • V-MODA CrossFade M-100 Noise Isolating Headphones Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "To get the most out of the CrossFade M-100 Headphones you will be wise to also invest in a headphone amplifier. The sound output from today's smartphones might be enough to crap out your average best buy $10 headphones, but it just isn't enough to get a truly satisfactory experience on a higher quality set of headphones let alone the CrossFade M100′s. A lot of attention has quite rightly been given to sound quality and performance with equal attention also given to build quality and style. Don't get me wrong, the experience is not disappointing by any means, I just need to point out that the dual-diaphragm 50mm drivers inside the CrossFade M-100 Headphones are so much more capable than you may think."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Falcon Northwest Tiki: Haswell and Titan Team Up

    "Falcon Northwest is a big name in a very niche market of luxury PCs. The company is known for special touches like custom cases (think FragBox) and mind-blowing, artist-rendered panel images. The company has also built the rest of its reputation on blazing PC performance. Falcon Northwest recently shipped its Tiki to take on the other small form factor rigs we've tested of late. The Tiki is small enough and light enough that it could be your next LAN-party rig, but it's really meant for your desk. And although it's much, much smaller than your old full- or mid-tower system, it's going to draw a lot more attention, by virtue of its statuesque design. The Tiki certainly makes a statement..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Manage Multiple WordPress Sites with InfiniteWP

    "In my efforts to simplify the management of my WordPress webring, I stumbled across InfiniteWP. InfiniteWP is a single admin dashboard that allows you to manage all your WordPress installs easily."

    Computing on Demand

  • Synology DS214 Review

    "The end of the year is upon us and as usual, Synology are on hand with their latest, 2014 edition NAS solutions. This week, Synology announced their new DS214. The DS214 is a 2-bay NAS with some subtle improvements over its predecessor and ready to effectively use DSM 4.3 operating system."

    Vortez

  • XFX R9 280X Black OC Edition Review

    "Today we are a looking at the latest high end video card from XFX, the R9 280X Black OC Edition. This card is modified with an eye catching two fan cooler and is supplied in a heavily overclocked state. Is the XFX Black OC Edition one that should be making your final shortlist before an end of year upgrade?"

    Kitguru

  • Weekly Tech Update Episode #232 - Gaming and 3D Pizza

    "Our latest episode of WeeklyTechUpdate podcast is online. This is episode #232 and we discuss Steam showing off their new controller, Google embraces the home server on their Fiber Network and NASA can now print pizza. We have those stories and more and the links below!"

    BCCHardware

  • Intel Core i7-4770K vs Core i7-2600K Gaming-Performance

    Ocaholic

    "Especially gamer see themselves confronted with the question which is the best CPU for their system from a performance as well as a price perspective. This is meanwhile the sixth article in our CPU Gaming Performance series of articles, where we compare the gaming performance of two CPU's in recent games. Obvisously you will see the performance difference and we will also point to the price of these chips. Last but not least you will get an overview which CPU is most suitable for the type of gaming PC you want to build."

    Ocaholic

  • SanDisk Extreme II 240GB SSD

    "This is why today we'll be reviewing the SanDisk Extreme II 240GB, which is SanDisk's latest high performance SSD offering for the consumer market. Like a number of other SSDs on the market, the Extreme II will come in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. Looking at the capacities, you're probably thinking "Oh, no! Another vanilla SandForce drive!", but it's actually not..."

    Custom PC Review

  • Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB 2400MHz Quad Channel Kit

    NikkTech

    "As we all know when choosing the right hardware components for a new system people tend to prioritize their significance based on their needs so although gamers always put extra weight on the graphics card so they can play all the latest game titles professionals do so on the CPU and the memory modules in order to have the best response times when using heavy applications and thus do their jobs more efficiently. However although memory modules don't play the most crucial role when it comes to gaming still no one can deny that they do help and because of that all the leading manufacturers are aiming to release the fastest DDR3 kits possible. Last time we had the chance to test the latest HyperX 10th Anniversary 16GB 2400MHz CL11 Quad Channel memory kit by Kingston which is without doubt amongst the best ones currently available for Intel X79 based mainboards. However it's not the only 2400MHz kit in the Kingston line of products and so today we decided to take a closer look at two of their HyperX Predator KHX24C11T2K2/8X 8GB 2400MHz CL11 Dual Channel memory kits strapped onto our X79 test rig."

    NikkTech

  • Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB TOXIC Video Card Review

    "We take a look at another new TOXIC series video card from Sapphire. This time it's the lower-end Radeon R9 270X 3GB model."

    TweakTown

  • AMD Radeon R9 290X BioShock 4K Performance vs GTX 780 Revealed

    "A few hours ago AMD notified the press that today they would allow publishing of select information on R9 290X performance. That performance was to be a single benchmark, Bioshock Infinite, at 4K resolution (3840x2160) and against the GTX 780."

    Hardware Heaven

  • HIS Radeon R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost Video Card Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "In this next installment of AMD's GPU 14 R9 line-up, Benchmark Reviews will be testing the HIS Radeon R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost 2GB video card. As the name suggests, this particular model features the high end IceQ X2 cooler from the HIS labs and much faster Core and Memory speeds. I have seen the evolution of this cooler first hand and I know it to be fully capable. Two 89mm dual axial fans and five 6mm heatpipes ensure that your temperatures will stay well within safe limits."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Corsair RM Series 750 W

    "We recently tested one of Corsair's RM PSUs and today have the chance to check out the 750 W model. Like all RM units it comes with Gold efficiency, low operational noise, and a fully modular cabling design."

    techPowerUp

  • Zalman CNPS2X Low Profile Heatsink Review

    "This little heatsink from Zalman is called the CNPS2X and it looks like it should be found on an entry level videocard, motherboard chipset or possibly a miniITX motherboard. It is small. To give an idea of how small, the impeller from a 120mm fan is larger than this entire heatsink."

    Frostytech

  • LG G2 Smartphone Review: Snapdragon 800 Powered

    "The LG G2 is the follow-up to the Optimus G Pro -- which was an excellent phone in its own right. The G2 is part brawn and part brain, and it's actually a nice balance of the two. Qualcomm's 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 is the star of the show, offering more raw horsepower than most other Android phones on the market right now. On paper, it's clear that LG cut virtually no corners in getting the absolute best components within the G2. But they didn't stop there. LG also thought outside of the proverbial box a bit, rethinking where the commonplace volume rocker and power button should be located, considering the ergonomics in a different way than any other phone maker..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Cooler Master Cosmos SE Review

    Ocaholic

    "Today we are going to take a look at another version of the Cooler Master Cosmos, which is the new Cosmos SE. First presented this year at Computex and announced at Gamescon, the Cosmos SE is a fulltower created for people who want high-end or simply enthusiasts. This case is a beast, even if it's a scaled down version of the standard Cosmos. For example, you can install no less than 18 SSD's, which is, even to our standards, quite ridiculous!"

    Ocaholic

  • Tt eSPORTS CRONOS Gaming Headset Review

    Think Computers

    "Over the past few weeks we here at ThinkComputers have been spending time reviewing several gaming products. This is a great opportunity with the upcoming release of Battlefield 4 and Callof Duty Ghosts. Today we are going to be reviewing the Tt eSPORTS CRONOS headset. The CRONOS is part of the eSports lineup of gear at Thermaltake. Thermaltake has pushed the bar, time and time again, releasing all around great products which focus on their gaming line. The Tt eSPORTS line has something for every type of gaming style on the market. Today we are going to be reviewing the Tt eSPORTS CRONOS headset to see if it is a perfect fit for you."

    Think Computers

  • ASUSTOR AS-304T 4-Bay NAS Review

    "Our second product review from ASUSTOR is the AS-304T, a consumer NAS for the family or power user use, with an affordable price point."

    TweakTown

  • SteelSeries 5Hv3 Gaming Headset Review

    "The flavor of multiplayer games over the years has changed, but team communication has remained a staple. Though the big days of cooperative multiplayer online games such as World of Warcraft are decaying out of age, a surge of competitive multiplayer games has driven a continued need for gaming headsets. SteelSeries has been keen to push its name within the competitive gaming scene and has become a highly recognizable brand as a result. On the 5Hv3 box, SteelSeries proudly associates itself with four accomplished esport organizations: Na'Vi, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Tyloo, and Fnatic."

    Legit Reviews

  • CM Storm Quickfire Stealth Mechanical Keyboard

    "The CM Storm division added another keyboard to their Quickfire line: the QuickFire Stealth. The name gives away little about the keyboard, but do not let that fool you."

    Modders-Inc

  • Cooler Master Silencio 352 Review

    "The Cooler Master Silencio 352 is a mATX mini tower case that can accommodate 14" video cards and 240mm liquid cooling systems, all in a small package!"

    HCW

  • ASUS Echelon Review

    "ASUS impressed us with their ROG Vulcan ANC previously with its distinctive Republic of Gamers decor, but now we take a look at another side of the ASUS audio stable. The ROG Orion was originally made for cross platform use across games consoles and PC, and it was well received. Revamping that with a more targeted approach, namely FPS gamers on the PC, we find the Echelon. With a sleek digital camo design and impressive specifications, there is little to dislike about about this headset on first impressions. Let's test it out and see how it performs."

    Vortez

  • ADATA Premier Pro SP900 128GB SSD Review (Raid 0)

    "We have been reviewing ADATA products now for years and the SP900 has hit the UK market at £74,99 inc vat. The Premier Pro SP900 is the mainstream drive from ADATA focusing on creating a balance between price and performance."

    Kitguru

  • Synology DiskStation DS214 NAS Review

    "Enter Synology and their NAS range, your own personal cloud; sync all your data, documents, photos, media to a single box that is accessible through all devices on your network. Today we look at the brand new DS214, a dual-bay offering aimed at home/small office solutions."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Tt eSPORTS Cronos Gaming Headset

    LanOC Reviews

    "Thermaltake has churned out a long list of products under their Tt eSPORTS branding this past year and with each offering have displayed unique designs and portability minded function. Earlier we reviewed the MEKA G-Unit Illuminated keyboard and today we are back with a headset. The Cronos is a mid-range offering looking to deliver on the brands staples while also offering clear audio and voice communication all gamers crave. Join me as I put the Cronos through its paces and see if it is indeed worthy of the Tt eSPORTS name."

    LanOC Reviews

  • Kingston's Fastest Ever SSD? SSDNow V300 240GB Benchmarked

    "Looking at the numbers, Kingston's SSDnow V300 SSD is spec'd for 4KB random reads at 85,000 IOPS and 4KB random writes at 43,000 IOPS. The SSDNow V300 drive supports SMART, NCQ, and TRIM. Peak power consumption is rated at 2.052W, idle is a scant 64mW; this puppy can certainly help extend notebook battery life if you're considering an SSD to replace a 2.5" HDD. The 1.0 million hours MTBF rating Kingston assign to the SSDnow V300 is lower than other SSDs PCSTATS have tested (average is 1.2M - 2M hrs MTBF). The drive is backed by a 3 year limited warranty."

    PCSTATS

  • Leap Motion Controller LM-010 Performance Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "Back in May the announcement of the Leap Motion Controller had me with the first sentence on the home page: "With a wave of a hand or lift of a finger, you're about to use your computer in a whole new way." However I had to wait until the product launch in July before Benchmark Reviews was able to obtain one for me to conduct a review. Of course, once the review item arrived it was out of the box and on my computer in no time at all. I was really keen to begin testing so that I could share my exploits in discovering how effective this "amazing device" really is. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests and evaluates the Leap Motion Controller (model LM-010) for functionality and innovation."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • MSI R9 270X HAWK 2 GB

    "MSI uses the same cooler on the R9 270X HAWK, that they've used on their R9 280X cards, which means the cooler has lots of power to spare, resulting in amazing noise levels, while still keeping temperatures reasonable. The card is also overclocked out of the box, giving it a nice performance boost."

    techPowerUp

  • Papa's got a brand-new, undead-proof European carryall

    "TR contributor Jason Fox has written a new blog post, this time about his new tactical messenger bag: the Hazard 4 Messenger of Doom."

    The Tech Report

  • Android App Pick - PaintUp

    BCCHardware

    "We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and we've got an application that will get your creative juices flowing. PaintUp is an interesting App that promises you'll feel like Van Gogh and make some interesting images. It's actually pretty nifty what you can draw and paint, and this app would be a great creative time filler, as well as something to keep your kids quiet on a trip. Take a look and see what you can PaintUp!"

    BCCHardware

  • Antec High Current Gamer 750M 750W Power Supply Review

    Think Computers

    "Antec's High Current Gamer series of power supplies have been out for a while now and Antec decided to update some of these units with modular cabling, giving them them the High Current Gamer M naming. Today we are taking a look at the HCG-750M which is the 750W unit. All units in this series feature a semi-modular design, Japanese capacitors and a 135 mm double ball bearing white LED fan. The 750W unit also features an 80PLUS Bronze certification and is NVIDIA SLI ready. We have always known Antec for great power supplies so will the HCG-750M impress? Read on as we take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • Giveaway: Backup4all Professional and novaPDF Professional

    "Computingondemand.com has teamed up with the fine folks over at backup4all.com to offer you our latest giveaway. Ten (10) lucky (random) winners will get license keys for backup4all Professional and novaPDF Professional. You must be >=18 years old You must be a member of our forums You must have at least 10 QUALITY posts to [...]"

    Computing on Demand

  • Corsair Obsidian 750D Full Tower Case Review

    "The Corsair Obsidian 750D case was recently released into the wild, unleashing its Full Tower goodness. This case is a smaller sibling to the Obsidian 900D and also takes on a lot of design queue from its smaller brother yet, the 350D. The first Obsidian case, the 800D was released late 2009, and has evolved to what you're about to see today."

    Legit Reviews

  • Alienware 18 Gaming Notebook Review (with Intel Core i7 4930MX)

    "Today we are going to take a look at one of the most powerful gaming notebooks to ever hit the market, the Alienware 18. This fits in right at the top of Alienware's range and is one of the most expensive gaming notebooks that is currently available on the market."

    Kitguru

  • Radeon R9 280X Market Overview

    Ocaholic

    "In this article we made a list of all Radeon R9 280X around sorted by manufacturers with pics, specs and prices. At the end of the article you also find an interactive overview with filtering and sorting functions to compare all cards. If you think or see that some are missing/there are mistakes, please leave a comment and we will add/fix it as soon as possible."

    Ocaholic

  • AZiO Levetron Mech 5 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Reviewed

    "There is a lot to be said about the benefits of a good gaming mouse for your PC. But one aspect that seems to be overlooked in these discussions, is the pairing of the right keyboard with that gaming mouse. It doesn't matter how awesome your gaming mouse may be if your $15 keyboard can't keep up. That's why today we will be taking a closer look at a keyboard from AZiO called the Levetron Mech 5. While you struggle to say that name ten times fast, let's see if it's a good fit for that performance gaming mouse you're considering or already own."

    Futurelooks

  • Silicon Power Armor A30 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

    NikkTech

    "I've always believed that having an excessive amount of free HDD space available around is always a lot better than to need it and not have it so whenever someone comes up to me and tells me that he/she plans on purchasing a new model to replace the old and smaller one i always say to also keep the old one either as a secondary drive or as an external backup drive even if they think there's no point in doing that. That being said when it comes to portable needs most people will never even fully utilize a 500GB portable hard drive but there are quite a few people that will do so and to them a 1TB PHD is really a one way. Capacity however is not the only important thing when we're talking about portable hard drives, the enclosure also pays a significant role since it's responsible for the health of the drive inside so it's always preferable to choose one of the rugged models that offer superior protection. The Armor A30 by Silicon Power is the latest addition in their Armor line of PHDs and today we will be taking a thorough look at it."

    NikkTech

  • Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Vapor-X Video Card Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "The latest AMD Curacao XT-based video cards are poised to supply the market with plenty of graphics power and added value for mainstream gamers – especially as Battlefield 4 readies for launch with realistic DirectX 11 special effects. Sapphire, the leading name in AMD Radeon desktop products, have released their own Radeon R9 270X complete with an exclusive second-generation Vapor-X lightweight vapor-chamber cooling system. Sapphire further improves upon the AMD reference design by incorporating dual UEFI and BIOS firmware support, long-life 5000-hour capacitors, and Black Diamond electronic chokes. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Vapor-X, which sells online for $219 and features a 1100 MHz factory-overclocked UltraHD 4K resolution-ready graphics card with 1280 Stream processors and support for the upcoming DirectX 11.2 API."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Corsair Graphite 230T

    "The Corsair Graphite 230T aims to be a cool-looking chassis with functional features--all at a price segement that is simply the most sought after. Clocking in at 70 euros, has Corsair managed to deliver more than just cool looks in three different colors or is the Graphite 230T nothing but an empty shell?"

    techPowerUp

  • Battlefield 4 Gameplay and Performance Preview

    "EA took the wraps off Battlefield 4 this past week, offering players a chance to experience a taste of what the game offers via an early beta. We've spent time with the game, tested its early performance, and come back to report the findings. AMD, of course, has been talking up the Battlefield 4 combination with a vengeance, highlighting the features of its new Mantle API and close partnership with DICE, Battlefield 4's developer. At the same time, however, this is just a beta -- while we'll be checking performance and commenting on game changes, this isn't a full review of the final product..."

    Hot Hardware

  • AMD Radeon R9 280X Video Card Review w/ ASUS, XFX and MSI

    "When the AMD Radeon HD 7970 was introduced in 2011 it cost $549 and made short work of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580 video card. The AMD Radeon HD 7970 used the Tahiti GPU that has 2,048 stream processors built on the TSMC's 28nm process technology with 3GB of GDDR5 memory on a 384-bit bus. If someone would have told us back in 2011 that this video card would be re-branded and still being sold in 2014 we would have laughed, but here we are nearly two years later and that is exactly what happened. The AMD Radeon 200 series will be headed up by the Radeon R9 290X, but that flagship card has not been released just yet. The second fastest card is the AMD Radeon R9 280X and that is the re-branded Radeon HD 7970! Our friends at ASUS, MSI and XFX sent us retail cards for us to take a look at. Each of the cards are running at various clock speeds, so it should give us all a pretty good idea of what we can expect from the AMD R9 280X lineup. Read on to find out!"

    Legit Reviews

  • Cooler Master HAF Stacker 915F Chassis Review

    "As part of the HAF Stacker, we bring you the smaller 915F that allows for either a SFF chassis build, or the option to be a water cooling pedestal."

    TweakTown

  • ASUS Z87 Motherboard Roundup October 2013

    "For some time now ASUS haven't been shy to release a wide range of boards for each socket/CPU. In fact some of their product families are well into the double digits in terms of different models. Size, features, price, performance... all can be tweaked to offer a range that meets the needs of every consumer. And that goes for the high end boards too, under the Republic of Gamer branding. So today we take a look at what they offer there in the form of the Maximus VI Extreme (ATX), Hero (ATX), Gene (mATX) and Impact (mini-ITX)."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Cooler Master N600 Review

    Ocaholic

    "With the new N600 Cooler Master has a mid-tower in its portfolio that offer space for no less than ten fans, three radiators and extralong graphics cards. The case is compact but still roomy to house numerous HDDs/SSDs and it is equipped with removable dust filters for quick maintenance."

    Ocaholic

  • Synology DS213j Home to Small Office 2-bay NAS Review

    "Synology has NASes available for all price ranges. In this review we will look upon one of their offering aimed at budget conscious people, with two internal bays for 3.5'' drives (for 2.5'' we need to purchase an optional adapter), which also features a single-core 1.2Ghz processor along with 512MB of RAM and runs the latest version of DSM."

    Madshrimps

  • Corsair Graphite 230T Review

    "The new 230T is a mid-tower computer chassis available in orange, grey and black and is aimed at budget conscious system builders. Can Corsair triumph in the low-mid range market with this new Graphite chassis?"

    Vortez

  • Aria GLADIATOR Sparta i5 4.40GHz Overclocked Bundle Review

    "Intel's Haswell processors have presented us with arguably some of the biggest variations in air-cooled overclocking ability that we have seen from the company's mainstream and high-end processors since the pre-Nehalem era. With that in mind, there's a clear justification to opting for pre-overclocked bundles sold by retailers. Is Aria's 4.40GHz i5 4670K-equipped Gladiator Sparta bundle a good choice?"

    Kitguru

  • Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935

    "I think we have all thought at one time or another that if we could just build a case that we wanted it would bee so cool. Or not having to cram in all your hardware, water cooling setup, hard drives and all the wires and cables that go with it. Cooler Master must have been thinking the same thing and came up with a totally new idea for the computer case market. The Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 is like nothing you have every seen before."

    Modders-Inc

  • Samsung UN60F7100 60-in. LED Smart HDTV

    BCCHardware

    "While the 3D feature doesn't add a lot of value to me, the remotes do. Also the SmartHub is finally usable as it loads very fast thanks to the dual-core processor. This is a huge bonus and I found myself looking through content on here more than once - which is a lot more often than I used on older TVs that initialized so slowly. Still, it requires a good internet connection to fully enjoy and if you have a bandwidth cap, it will make it that much easier to exceed you cap and push you into the overages territory."

    BCCHardware

  • Asus Matrix R9 280X Platinum

    LanOC Reviews

    "When I spoke about the AMD launch of its new R9 cards, I mentioned that most of the cards are rebadged versions of the 7000 Series cards. That doesn't mean manufactures couldn't go out of their way to improve on the designs themselves. Asus attempted this with their flagship R9 280X called the Matrix R9 280X Platinum. The Matrix itself brings a lot of amazing features, but the platinum edition is handpicked and equipped with a higher overclock to go with it all. Today I'm going to take a close look at the card to see what sets it apart from the rest of the R9 280X's on the market."

    LanOC Reviews

  • HIS Radeon R9 280X IceQ X2 Video Card Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "Since AMD announced their GPU 14 R9 series video cards, AIB partners have been tweaking and tuning their own aftermarket designs. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the HIS Radeon R9 280X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo Boost 3GB video card. As the name suggests, this particular model features the high end IceQ X2 cooler from the HIS labs and slightly faster Core and Memory speeds. I have seen the evolution of this cooler first hand and I know it to be fully capable. Two 89mm dual axial fans and five heatpipes (2 x 8mm and 3 x 6mm) ensure that your temperatures will stay well within safe limits, even during overclocking."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3 GB

    "ASUS is using a completely revamped PCB design and the cooler from their GeForce GTX 780 DC II on their latest R9 280X card. The card also comes overclocked out of the box with an overclock on both memory and GPU, which provides a serious performance advantage over the reference design."

    techPowerUp

  • XSPC Raystorm 750 EX240 Watercooling Kit Review

    "XSPC has a well known presence in the enthusiast water cooling community with a track record for high performance and affordable water cooling products. Recently, XSPC released new version of their DIY cooling kits, integrating their EX series radiators into the kit. They were kind enough to provide us with a sample of their Raystorm 750 EX240 Watercooling Kit with an included EX240 radiator. We tested this cooler in conjunction with other all-in-one and air coolers to see how well the XSPC kit stacks up. With a retail price at $149.99, this kit offers an affordable alternative to the all-in-one coolers."

    PC Perspective

  • Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB TOXIC Video Card Review

    "We check out the brand new and very sexy looking R9 280X 3GB TOXIC from Sapphire. Let's see how our first custom 280X review sample performs."

    TweakTown

  • Kingston mS200 120GB mSATA SSD Review

    "Now that mSATA drives are really starting to grow in popularity, we are seeing more models pop up from various SSD manufacturers. Kingston has the latest one we've received powered by a SandForce controller paired with Toshiba NAND. The SSDNow mS200 line is part of their 'System Builders' series which they state is "specifically designed for use in OEM branded servers". What this means for most is that it's geared toward mobile hosts with a focus on value (it comes with no accessories) and power savings while still pumping out up to 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write performance. Read on to see how it performs!"

    Legit Reviews

  • KINGSTON 16GB HyperX Na'Vi Edition DDR3 Review

    "The kit we have for review today is based upon two 16GB kits (4x8GB) and will be tested in Quad channel on the X79 platform. The kits are however available to buy separately in either 16GB (2x8) or 8GB (2x4) in dual channel configuration which is ideally suited to wider range of platforms from both AMD and Intel."

    Vortez

  • Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Toxic Video Card Review

    Think Computers

    "Well AMD's R9 and R7 series cards are here and that means that video card manufacturers have released their own versions of these cards with custom PCB designs, factory overclocks and custom cooling solutions. One such company is Sapphire and today we are talking a look at their top of the line Radeon R9 280X Toxic. The card not only happens to be Sapphire's top of the line card, but also one of the most powerful R9 280X's out there! Sapphire has loaded this card with a factory overclock of 1100 MHz for the core with a 1150 MHz boost and the memory is also overclocked to 6.4 GHz (effective). They are using a custom PCB with a 10 phase power configuration that features double sided black diamond chokes and solid capacitors. Keeping everything cool is Sapphire's Tri-X coolers that is made up of two 90 mm fans and a single 80 mm fan. Is this the perfect R9 280X for you? Read on as we take a look!"

    Think Computers

  • Diamond Multimedia Radeon 7870 7870PE52GV Review

    "Old school PC gamers will remember Diamond Multimedia. Well they're back in the video card business, and we are reviewing their 7870PE52GV Radeon HD 7870."

    HCW

  • Mach Xtreme Technology MX-ES 32GB USB 3.0 Pen Drive Review

    "Flash drive technology has advanced over the years and in recent months we have seen some lightning quick USB 3.0 models hitting the market. Today we're looking at the MX-ES 32GB USB 3.0 Flash drive. The Drive is available in 8Gb, 16GB and also 32GB capacities. We are testing the biggest 32GB version today, which also the fastest of the three drives available."

    Kitguru

  • Intel Core i5-4670K vs AMD FX-4350 Gaming-Performance

    Ocaholic

    "Especially gamer see themselves confronted with the question which is the best CPU for their system from a performance as well as a price perspective. For the upcoming weeks we planned a series of articles, where we compare the gaming performance of two CPU's in recent games. Obvisously you will see the performance difference and we will also point to the price of these chips. Last but not least you will get an overview which CPU is most suitable for the type of gaming PC you want to build."

    Ocaholic

  • Madshrimps at Firstlook 2013

    "Firstlook is one of the largest gaming shows in the Benelux. It is a pur sang trade show for the game publishers. Already in its 6th edition and the amount of visitors is each year steadily growing. This in contradiction to other game events alike E3 and co which are attracting less and less visitors. Two days of complete mayhem for the gaming community are awaiting you, plus a prefixed maximum visitor number enables the gamers to test out and see the eagerly awaited new gaming titles for the last quarter of the year, this without having to stand in the queue for hours. A good concept which has been proven successful year after year. The hardware vendors also take full benefit of this occasion to show off their product range to the gaming crowd. ASUS NL always has a great booth at the Firstlook trade show and a little show by two nutty overclockers always attracts a crowd. Time to head off to the Jaarbeurshallen in lovely Utrecht."

    Madshrimps

  • XSPC Raystorm 750 EX280 WaterCooling Kit

    NikkTech

    "When you're testing PC hardware and electronics like we do there's really nothing better than to get in your test room (or lab as some like to call it) and see that the current ambient temperature is at around 23-25 degrees Celsius if not less. This is also part of the reason as to why i really enjoy and prefer the winter season over the summer one although i know most people feel the exact opposite. Still although winter is almost here that may not be enough to help keep your system cool and so since quite a few of you have requested it we will do our best to bring reviews of some of the most popular custom watercooling kits (aka loops) in the market aimed towards professionals, overclockers, serious gamers and enthusiasts. One such watercooling kit is the latest Raystorm 750 EX280 by XSPC and after almost 3 weeks of serious testing it's finally showing its true colors."

    NikkTech

  • HIS Radeon R7 250 iCooler 1GB Graphics Card Review

    "Over the past few days AMD have released their latest range of GPUs, the R9 and R7 200 series. We took a look at some of the mainstream and enthusiast models earlier in the week and today we focus on one of the budget/entry level models, the R7 250 based on AMDs Oland GPU and retailing for around £69/$90. Running on Windows 8.1 we will find out what the card can do in the likes of Battlefield 4, F1 2013 and Total War: Rome 2. Can we play the latest games on a low cost GPU? Lets get started..."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Thermaltake MEKA G-Unit Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "Thermaltake's eSPORTS division has updated their MEKA line of mechanical keyboards with the Thermaltake MEKA G-Unit Illuminated Edition gaming keyboard, complete with full red LED illumination on every key and Cherry MX Black linear mechanical switches throughout. Including features comparable to many other premium keyboards, will Thermaltake Technology Co., Ltd.'s eSPORTS offering distance itself from the pack? As always, that's what Benchmark Reviews intends to find out."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Cooltek U3

    "The Cooltek brand of aluminum cases is produced by Jonsbo, which may not be known to most, but they showed off a full range of cases at Computex - most of them constructed of aluminum. We are taking a look at the Cooltek U3, which is an incredibly compact mATX chassis made purely of aluminum."

    techPowerUp

  • Corsair Obsidian 750D Case: Well Built For Water Cooling

    "Over the past few years, Corsair has steadily ramped up the number and types of computer chassis it manufacturers. The high-end 700D and 800D have been followed by a number of midrange products and one uber-expensive deluxe model, the massive 900D. The case we're reviewing today, the 750D, is meant to drop into the $200 price bracket, where it faces competition from Corsair's own 650D mid-tower as well as a number of other chassis from manufacturers that offer products at similar or somewhat cheaper price points. Despite the name, the 750D is actually somewhat smaller than the original 700D/800D family. Those chassis were 24 inches long, 24 inches tall, and 9 inches wide, while the 750D is 21.5 inches long, 22.1 inches tall, and 9.3 inches wide..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Silverstone NT01-Pro Heatsink Review

    "Silverstone's NT01-Pro is a heatsink designed for small form factor cases or finicky situations where a standard tower heatsink just won't fit. Really though, if you've got a SFF chassis, HTPC or a height restricted 4U rack mount case, the Silverstone NT01-Pro heatsink is going to be of particular interest."

    Frostytech

  • Podcast #272 - Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X, R7 260X, and more

    "Join us this week as we discuss the Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X, R7 260X, Steam Machine Specs, and more!"

    PC Perspective

  • Just Dance 2014 Video Review with Kaeyi Dream

    "Kaeyi Dream reviews Just Dance 2014 from Ubisoft in her latest video review for HardwareHeaven."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen

    "Just shattered the screen on your laptop? In this Beginners Guide, PCSTATS will show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedure will work with any notebook though."

    PCSTATS

  • MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX Review

    "MPOWER MAX is an attractive high-end Intel Z87 motherboard which focusses primarily on overclocking as a key attribute. Boasting a burly 20 phase digital power design, do we have a record breaker in our hands?"

    Vortez

  • D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual-Band Cloud Router Review

    "D-Link has introduced their new DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud router. Built around using a dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the router is capable of up to 1.3Mbps speeds over its 5.0GHz band. Of course, you can still obtain 450Mbps on the 2.4 GHz channel if your networking device doesn't support the faster 5GHz channel, or you need the range that the 2.4GHz provides. Along with the Gigabit Ethernet ports, the D-Link DIR-868L is designed to be fast, stable, and offers up wide Wi-Fi coverage supporting USB 3.0 making network attached peripherals simple and fast. Read on to see how it performs!"

    Legit Reviews

  • AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB Reference Video Card Review

    "Following the testing of the new Radeon R7 260X 2GB, we move into the higher-end R9 270X 2GB. This review also introduces Battlefield 4 testing."

    TweakTown

  • All Core i5 Models

    "The Core i5 is a CPU series manufactured by Intel aimed at mid-range computers. In this tutorial, we will present a series of quick reference tables for you to compare the main differences between all models released to date."

    Hardware Secrets

  • Sapphire Toxic R9 270X

    LanOC Reviews

    "When it comes to AMD video card manufactures there really only a few different names that come to mind. At the top of that list for most people will be Sapphire. Those of you who made it out to LanOC v13 will also remember that Sapphire joined us for our event as well. When they offered to let us take a look at their new R9 series cards, I jumped at the chance. Boy was I surprised to see that they had made some significant changed to their product line, especially the Toxic model that we are going to take a look at today."

    LanOC Reviews

  • OCZ Vertex 450 128GB Solid State Drive RAID Review

    Think Computers

    "OCZ's Vertex line of solid state drives have been around for a while and we have reviewed many different Vertex drives over the past few years. If you remember back in 2011 OCZ acquired Indilinx and with the acquisition they were able to create an SSD controller completely in-house. The controller was the Barefoot 3 and it was featured on OCZ's Vector solid state drive that we reviewed earlier this year. Well OCZ is back with a new drive in their Vertex 450. It will feature the same Barefoot 3 controller, and new 20nm MLC NAND instead of the 25nm that was being used on the Vector. Today we are taking a look at the 128GB version of the Vertex 450 that features sequential read and write speeds of 525 MB/s and 290 MB/s respectively. Not only that OCZ has sent us two drives so we can show you just how fast these drives are when put in a RAID array together. Read on as we take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional Review

    Ocaholic

    "With their Fatal1ty Z87 Professional ASRock have a Z87 based gaming motherboard in their portfolio which comes with a really decent feature mix and these days this board also boasts a highly competitive price tag. For a bit more than 100 Euro you get a motherboard, that is actually worth quite a bit more. So it looks like this thing could be quite a bargain."

    Ocaholic

  • HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 3.5-inch 4TB 7200 RPM HDD Review

    "The Ultrastar 7K4000 HDD series comes with capacities up to 4TB and is mostly aimed at enterprise environments by offering a rated 2M hours MTBF and a 5-year warranty. The drive comes with good performances, AF (4096-byte sector size) and uses a total of 5 platters, 800GB each."

    Madshrimps

  • Aerocool Dead Silent Gaming Cube Review

    "Just over a week ago Aerocool announced their new line of Dead Silent Gaming Cubes and today we are taking a closer look. With support for air coolers up to 190 mm in height, GPU's up to 320 mm in length and even radiators up to 240 mm in length it is clear Aerocool is targeting enthusiasts. The big question is, can Aerocool successfully challenge the Bitfenix Prodigy's position in the small form factor arena?"

    Kitguru

  • Seagate's NAS HDD 4TB reviewed

    "Seagate's NAS HDD 4TB is optimized for network-attached storage and desktop RAID implementations. It promises better reliability than typical desktop drives, too. We take a closer look to see how the NAS HDD compares to its WD Red counterpart."

    The Tech Report

  • MSI Radeon R9 270X GAMING 2GB Video Card Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "When AMD unveiled their latest series of graphics cards, MSI was ready to improve upon their design by adding military-grade components cooled by Twin Frozr dual 10cm propeller fans. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the MSI Radeon R9 270X GAMING 2GB video card. For $199 gamers get a 1120 MHz factory-overclocked UltraHD 4K resolution-ready graphics card with 1280 Stream processors capable of fast frame rates, and support for the upcoming DirectX 11.2 API."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • ORIGIN PC Millennium Custom Gaming Rig - Ivy Bridge-E, GTX 780 SLI

    "The ORIGIN PC Millennium custom configuration is one of the flagship offerings from the boutique builder and it will hit your wallet nearly as hard as it will your games and applications. What kind of hardware do you get for $4200 these days?"

    PC Perspective

  • AMD Radeon R9 270X & Sapphire TOXIC R9 270X Video Card Reviews

    "When it comes to discrete graphics, the $199 price point is known as the gamer's sweet spot by both AMD and NVIDIA. This is arguably the front line in the battle for your money when it coming to gaming graphics cards. The AMD Radeon R9 270X is AMD's offering to gamers at this competitive price point. Read on to see how it performs!"

    Legit Reviews

  • Vivante: Challenging the Status Quo In Mobile GPUs

    "Over the past few years, a handful of mobile graphics companies have emerged as key pillars of the industry. The biggest dog on the block, by far, has been Imagination Technologies, with Qualcomm, NVIDIA and ARM all picking up significant businesses of their own as well. But now, there's a new kid on the block -- a company with a tiny, highly customized GPU, a number of recent design wins, and a strong product portfolio. Enter Vivante. According to research from Jon Peddie, Vivante has surged from a 0.3% market share in 2012 to 9.8% of the market in 2013, thanks to multiple design wins both in Western products and multiple Chinese markets..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Gigabyte R9 270X Windforce

    LanOC Reviews

    "Every new launch means new custom PCB designs from the manufactures. The first to hit our office this time around was an R9 270X from Gigabyte with their Windforce cooler design and an overclock. In the past I have been impressed with Gigabytes Windforce designs for their pure cooling power, I'm excited to see what three cooling fans on a large heatsink will do for keeping the R9 270X cool. But first let's take a look at the card."

    LanOC Reviews

  • ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP Review

    "This card is NOT a replacement for the HD7970, that honour goes to the upcoming R9 290X. HD7950? No, that will be the R9 290. The 270X features the Pitcairn core which was the base of the 78XX series of GPUs so where does that leave the R9 280X? Which card does this replace? We will leave question unanswered until we give our closing thought at the end of this review."

    Vortez

  • ASUS Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II Top Review

    Ocaholic

    "Meanwhile the AMD Radeon R9 270X is more interesting than the R280X because its clocks are different than the Radeon HD 7870 that shares the same silicon. Yet AMD's partners are launching custom designs only right from the beginning and in some cases didn't even bother making a new card. The Radeon R9 270X from ASUS we are going to have a look at today, for example, is physically the same as their now one year and a half old Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II Top V2."

    Ocaholic

  • Razer Ouroboros Wireless Gaming Mouse

    "The Razer Ouroboros, along with the Razer Mamba, will sit up top on the Razer lineup as the flagship wireless gaming mice in Razer's stable of gaming mice. Along with its cool design, the Ouroboros features a modular and adjustable design, which allows users to swap out sidepanels and adjust the length and angle of the palm rest. Additionally, it also features Razer's latest 4G laser sensor ..."

    Custom PC Review

  • ASUS R9 280X Matrix Platinum Review

    "It is a busy week for AMD partners as they release a slew of new graphics cards vying for sales. In this review we look at the high end Asus R9 280X Matrix Platinum which features a heavily customised three slot cooler and impressive out of the box overclock. Is this the card that you want next for a system upgrade?"

    Kitguru

  • ASUS Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II TOP Graphics Card Review

    "This is the R9-270X and our version is the ASUS DirectCU 2 TOP 2GB, an overclocked version of the card which we will be comparing to the closest NVIDIA model (pricing wise) in the form of the GTX 760. We'll also throw in the ASUS 280X as well to show what that extra £90 or so gets us. We are testing on the latest i7-4960X CPU, Windows 8.1 and games such as Battlefield 4, F1 2013 and Total War: Rome 2 and by the end of the article it should give you an idea of which mainstream card is best for you... or whether you should go higher up the product family."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Weekly Tech Update Episode #231 - Somebody Really Has to Go

    "Our latest episode of WeeklyTechUpdate podcast is online. This is episode #231 and we discuss the Twitter $1 Billion IPO as they plan on going public, Bill Gates is being pressured to leave Microsoft for good and HTC brings fingerprint sensor hardware to the Android platform. We have those stories and more and the links below!"

    BCCHardware

  • Seagate NAS 4TB HDD Enterprise Review

    "Seagate's 4TB NAS HDD provides a direct competitor to the WD Red line from WD. We place them head-to-head to see which comes out on top."

    TweakTown

  • SteelSeries APEX [RAW] Gaming Keyboard

    NikkTech

    "There's a somewhat fierce fight taking place in the market nowadays between consumers who strongly support the typical membrane key technology used in the majority of keyboards and the ones who prefer the more durable mechanical keys used in a much lower degree. The only problem with this is that some manufacturers actually invest many resources to further improve membrane key technology and we've already seen such solutions one of which is the very good APEX Gaming Keyboard recently released by SteelSeries. The only downside however when you make a feature-rich gaming keyboard regardless of the type of keys used is its price tag and the APEX is really not the most affordable choice especially for a keyboard that uses membrane keys and thus is considered less "durable" by many people. Well SteelSeries has been around for a long time and they know first-hand that in order to cover most consumers they need to have variety and the cut-down version of the APEX named the APEX [RAW] Gaming Keyboard should tempt consumers on a tight budget a lot more than its brother."

    NikkTech

  • V-MODA BoomPro Microphone C-BP-BLACK Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "The BoomPro Microphone (model# C-BP-Black) from V-MODA is creative yet simple. It's one of those products that begs the question: Why hasn't this been invented already? A 200 cm headphone extension cable with a built in boom microphone – It's ingenious. The BoomPro Microphone converts your regular or studio headphones (with 3.5mm jack input) into a headset for gaming, communication and recording. Benchmark Reviews has seen many novel accessories and quite a lot of gimmicks in the technology news stream, but this one caught our eye. For $30 you can't really do much wrong."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Asus GTX 670 Direct CU Mini

    LanOC Reviews

    "In the world of Small Form Factor builds you are always compromising. You either have to give up some performance for a smaller size or give up some size to get the performance you are looking for. Recently though, this trend has been starting to change. My last LAN build was easy to carry around while having (at the time) the second fastest GPU from Nvidia and a high end CPU. Of course because of my GPU I couldn't go any smaller. Asus has a new GPU that is going to change that. Their new GTX 670 Direct CU Mini is the same length of a MiniITX motherboard. With that size, my LAN rig is going to need a complete rebuild.. To go smaller!"

    LanOC Reviews

  • MSI GeForce GTX 770 Twin Frozr Gaming OC Edition Video Card Review

    Think Computers

    "NVIDIA's GeForce 700 series of cards are made up of the GTX 760, GTX 770 and GTX 780. The GTX 770 is actually based on the same GPU as the GeForce GTX 680. It makes use of the 28nm GK104 chip. This chip features 8 streaming multiprocessors (SMX units), 1536 stream processors, 1218 texture units and 32 ROPs. The GTX 770 is clocked a little higher than the GTX 680 with a 1049 MHz core clock and a boost clock of 1085 MHz. The memory is also higher at 7010 MHz (effective). With these improvements and since many companies are already used to working with the GK104 chip this should make for better performance and a more powerful card. Today we are taking a look at a GTX 770 from MSI. It is their GTX 770 Twin Frozr Gaming OC Edition which features MSI's own Twin Frozr IV cooling solution, Military Class III components and 3 different operating modes (silent, gaming and OC). Read on to see if this is the GTX 770 for you."

    Think Computers

  • Cooler Charts: 37 Models tested - update Antec KühlerH2O 920

    Ocaholic

    "In our comparison tables, you can find test results regarding 37 recent air and watercoolers. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right cooler."

    Ocaholic

  • Thermaltake Toughpower DPS 850-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review

    "Thermaltake comes out swinging with its first digitally controlled power supply, the Toughpower DPS. Let's take a close look at how it performs."

    TweakTown

  • ASRock Z87E-ITX Mini-ITX Motherboard

    "With that said, today we'll be reviewing out the ASRock Z87E-ITX motherboard, which as you may expect is a mITX formfactor motherboard based off Intel's Z87 chipset. This is one of ASRock's latest motherboards and despite the fact that it's based off a 17cmx17cm size, the motherboard is very full featured sporting a full PCIe x16 slot for your high powered graphics, six phase DrMOS digital power delivery system..."

    Custom PC Review

  • AMD Radeon R7 260X Versus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost

    "Of all the R7 and R9 series cards that were released today, the AMD Radeon R7 260X is the most intriguing for a variety of reasons. This card is essentially a re-brand of the AMD Radeon HD 7790 with some unlocked goodies that were previously unknown. For example the Bonaire XT GPU used on the AMD Radeon HD 7790 was the first GPU to feature AMD TrueAudio and advanced CrossFire technologies. Read on to find out more and to see if the AMD Radeon R7 260X is faster than the GeForce GTX 650 TI BOOST!"

    Legit Reviews

  • SteelSeries Flux In-Ear Pro Headset

    "A little while back, we posted a review of the SteelSeries Free Touchscreen Gaming Controls. Today, we're taking a look at another product offering from SteelSeries, this time geared more toward the audiophiles in the audience. It's the SteelSeries Flux In-Ear Pro Headset and these little buds mean some serious business."

    MegaTech News

  • Toshiba HG5D Series SATA M.2 SSD Review (512GB)

    The SSD Review

    "Known as the HG5d Series of Toshiba solid state drives, the cSSD (or client SSD) can be found in PC systems worldwide, however, is not available through retail sales. The HG5d cSSD family is comprised of 2.5″ notebook, mSATA and M.2 form factor SSDs with capacities of 60, 128, 256 and 512GB. All speak to low power consumption, three-year warranties applicable only to manufacturing partners, and all take advantage of Toshiba's newest 19nm Toggle Mode 2.0 MLC memory. The M.2 family of the HG5d cSSD is a SATA M.2 SSD and listed performance is variable, depending on capacity. Our sample 512GB M.2 SSD can reach 534MB/s read and 482MB/s write with 90KIOPS read and 35KIOPS write. 128 and 256GB capacities have the same read performance but write speeds are listed at 471MB/s with read IOPS a bit lower at 80K."

    The SSD Review

  • SilverStone Strider Gold 650W Power Supply Review

    OCIA

    "Within the last decade we've seen the 80Plus certification become a widely accepted standard and further expanded into Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels as efficiency improves. Combine lower hardware power requirements with more efficient power supplies and we start to see what had been a steady upward trend in power supply size begin to level off and perhaps even decline. Where 750W or 850W may have once been the norm, we're now seeing units in the 500W to 650W range become more popular."

    OCIA

  • MSI R9 280X Gaming 3 GB

    "The new Radeon R9 280X is based on the AMD HD 7970 GHz Edition design. MSI has taken their highly successful dual fan cooler from the GAMING Series and put it on the new card. They also included an overclock out of the box and software voltage control."

    techPowerUp

  • AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X and R7 260X Review

    "The AMD Radeon R9 280X is built from the exact same ASIC (chip) that powers the previous Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition with a few modest changes. The core clock speed of the R9 280X is actually a little bit lower at reference rates than the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition by about 50 MHz. The R9 280X GPU will hit a 1.0 GHz rate while the previous model was reaching 1.05 GHz; not much a change but an interesting decision to be made for sure."

    PC Perspective

  • SSD Charts: 64 SSDs - Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB

    Ocaholic

    "In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 64 different SSDs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right SSD."

    Ocaholic

  • Mach Xtreme Technology MX Express Driverless PCIe 2.0 x2 SSD Review

    The SSD Review

    "Today, we are going to provide you with a bit of an exclusive look at a more 'consumer directed' variation of a new driver-less PCIe SSD, the recently announced Mach Extreme MX-Express driver-less PCIe 2.0 x2 SSD. The MX-Express is a LSI SandForce driven PCIe SSD, available in 128, 256, 512 and 1TB capacities and has listed speeds of 800MB/s for both read and write data transfer, with up to 100,000IOPS. Warranty for the MX-Express is 2 years and availability is much more prevalent in Europe than North America, although we did find availability with My Digital Discount in the USA."

    The SSD Review

  • Gigabyte Z87M-D3H Review

    "We review the Gigabyte Z87M-D3H, a mATX Z87 motherboard with good overclocking options that would make for a great small form factor gaming PC."

    HCW

  • AMD RADEON R9 270X Review

    "We can confirm the R9 270X is not a 'crippled HD7950' as reported by some sources nor does it have a Tahiti LE core at its heart. It uses a redesigned Pitcairn core complete with 1280 shaders, a 256-bit memory controller with 2GB to 4GB of GDDR5 at its helm. Clockspeeds will inevitably vary between manufacturers but the reference design is clocked to a healthy 1050MHz and a memory clockspeed of 5600MHz (effective)."

    Vortez

  • HGST Travelstar 5K1500 1.5TB SATA III HDD

    NikkTech

    "To my knowledge there are currently 4 types of consumers in the PC market, people who care not about cost just as long they can fulfill their needs (professionals and enthusiasts mostly), people who allow cost to be the decisive factor when choosing a device, people who only care about the specifications of a product and finally there are those who are looking to hit the sweet spot between performance and cost (price/performance ratio) or what i like to call the best value for their hard earned money. Roughly two weeks ago we had the latest and fastest 2.5" 9.5mm hard disk drive by HGST on our test bed the Travelstar 7K1000 (1TB SATA III). Now the Travelstar 7K1000 just may be the fastest 2.5" 9.5mm SATA III HDD out there as we speak but it has one small flaw, it only comes at 1TB capacity which although not bad on its own it's really not enough not when there are 1.5-2TB models in the market. Of course HGST is well aware of that so 5 months ago they announced the availability of the Travelstar 5K1500 a 2.5" 9.5mm drive with a capacity of 1.5TB and naturally we just had to check it out as we did."

    NikkTech

  • AMD Radeon R7 260X, R9 270X, and R9 280X Tested

    "A ton of AMD related news hit over the last couple of weeks, thanks in no small part to a multi-day event AMD held in Honolulu, Hawaii the company held to showcase all of its upcoming GPU technology. GPU14 Tech Day, as AMD called it, began with a quick talk from AMD's Corporate Vice President, Visual Computing Division Raja Koduri at Diamond Head state monument, in which Mr. Koduri dismissed much of the recent doom and gloom-directed at both AMD and the PC market in general-and claimed AMD was poised for a comeback in his opinion. He also said it was his goal to better intermingle AMD's hardware and software development teams to ultimately improve the company's products, both in terms of performance and user experience. But Koduri's early talk was just a precursor to much bigger news that broke at the event. During a live webcast, a number of AMD execs and partners were brought out on stage to reveal a myriad of new products and technologies, including the three graphics cards we'll be showing you here, the Radeon R9 280X, the Radeon R9 270X, and Radeon R7 260X..."

    Hot Hardware

  • AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB Reference Video Card Review

    "AMD launch a new series of video cards today. The first we look at is the Radeon R7 260X 2GB - let's dive in and see how it does in our gaming tests."

    TweakTown

  • AMD's Radeon R9 280X and 270X graphics cards

    "AMD has uncorked a whole heap of new Radeons, and we've compared the top two Radeon R9 cards against the competition from the GeForce camp--and against some legacy Radeons of yore. Long story short: fast graphics just got a whole lot cheaper."

    The Tech Report

  • ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP Graphics Card Review

    "Today we will cover the highest specification model available at the time of writing, the R9 280X and our version is the ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU 2 TOP 3GB. That is an overclocked version of the card and one of the highest specification models around. We will be comparing it to the two closest NVIDIA models (pricing wise) in the form of the GTX 760 and 770 (both OC models) as well as the part the 280X replaces, the 7970 GHZ. We are testing on the latest i7-4960X CPU, Windows 8.1 and games such as Battlefield 4, F1 2013 and Total War: Rome 2."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Sapphire R9 280X Vapor X Review

    "Today AMD release the first of their new graphics series and Kitguru is on hand to cover the R7 260X, R9 270X and R9 280X. This review focuses on a partner board, the Sapphire R9 280X Vapor X which features enhanced clock speeds and a custom cooling solution. Is this the card you need to shortlist for a new upgrade?"

    Kitguru

  • Silverstone NT06-PRO Low Profile CPU Cooler Reviewed

    "There was a time when just about every CPU cooler had a flat, or horizontal design. Of course, there were no heat pipes but they fit in every type of computer case which included micro-ATX and mini-ITX cases. Nowadays, heat pipes are the norm especially if a manufacturer is serious about cooling off high performance processors. This also meant limited after-market cooling solutions for the aforementioned smaller enclosures. Previously, we've tested products from Noctua including their NH-C14 and NH-L9i which are both solutions for cooling in tighter spaces. But the latter didn't have heat pipes and the former is still quite large by design. That's why we wanted to check out Silverstone's solution, the NT06-PRO Nitrogen series CPU cooler."

    Futurelooks

  • Razer Tartarus Membrane Gaming Keypad Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "The Tartarus is a new dedicated game pad from Razer that boasts an improved form factor to deliver longer-lasting comfort and minimum fatigue during gameplay. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will look at the Razer Tartarus Membrane Gaming Keypad to evaluate its comfort and efficiency in gameplay as well as determining if the expense of a dedicated gamepad translates into an improved game experience."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Cougar CMX V3 Series 850 W

    "Cougar revamped their CMX series, and today, we take a close look at the CMX 850 W unit slotting in behind the 1 kW and 1.2 kW models of the series. It is Bronze certified, but achieves, according to Cougar, up to 89% efficiency, which is noteworthy for a unit of the bronze efficiency class."

    techPowerUp

  • Logitech TK820 Wireless All-in-One Keyboard, Ready For Windows 8

    "When Logitech revealed its new Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 last month, it immediately caught my eye. After upgrading my home theater PC to Windows 8, I've often thought it would be nice to take advantage of some of the new gesture controls while browsing the web and using my HTPC from the comfort of my couch. I looked at keyboards a little bit after upgrading but hadn't found quite what I wanted so I put the idea of getting a different keyboard on hold. When I was given the chance to test the TK820 for myself, I jumped at the opportunity and hoped this could be the keyboard I had been searching for..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Lian Li PC-10N

    LanOC Reviews

    "If people left things alone and didn't continue to innovate we would all still be driving around in Model A's rather than the car options we have now. Lian Li has impressed me every time I have had a chance to check out their cases, but they haven't been sitting on their hands. I recently had their new PC-10N come in. With their new rail design for motherboard installation and with its corners cut off the PC-10N does have a few new features while sticking with the all-aluminum design that Lian Li is known for. Of course I can't leave it at that, I had to dig into the case and see what it is all about."

    LanOC Reviews

  • ASUS X79 DELUXE Motherboard

    "The ASUS X79 DELUXE is a top mid-range motherboard for LGA2011 systems, aimed on overclockers and enthusiasts. It includes four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, four SATA-300 and eight SATA-600 ports, eight USB 3.0 ports, a high-end audio controller, and an integrated Wi-Fi interface. Let's check it out."

    Hardware Secrets

  • Tt eSPORTS VOLOS Gaming Mouse Review

    Think Computers

    "eSports are starting to take over the gaming industry with the new push of games that are more team based and focused, with that being said the market for gaming gear for the past few years has been at an all-time high. One of the companies who has been in the scene and going strong for a while is Thermaltake and with their Tt eSPORTS line they have much to offer every level of gamer on the market. Well today we are going to take a look at their new gaming mouse called the Volos. This is their MOBA/MMORPG mouse."

    Think Computers

  • CM Storm Pulse-R Review

    "As eSports reach new heights in popularity, it becomes apparent why makers of gaming peripherals need to stand out and be noticed with unique yet distinguishable designs to help push their brand awareness and increase desirability. Instantly we can see that the CM Storm Pulse-R looks good, so let's take a closer look and put it to the test."

    Vortez

  • Razer Kraken 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset Video Review

    "Today DaveChaos reviews the Razer Kraken 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset. Check out his video review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Cooler Master G500 PSU Review

    OCInside

    "Cooler Master offers with the Cooler Master G500 PSU a new 80PLUS bronze power supply in the lower price segment.
    At OCinside.de, we already tested some Cooler Master power supplies and can thus make a good comparison to some high-end and low-budget PC power supplies. Let us take a look at the inexpensive non-modular Cooler Master G500 power supply, that will convince with no frills but with a good energy efficiency at a reasonable price."

    OCInside

  • Gigabyte G1 Sniper A88X Gaming Motherboard Review

    "Admittedly as enthusiasts we often look for motherboards that offer the most expandability because we want to run multiple graphics cards, custom network controllers and the best audio card money can buy. These are the things that make a good gaming system and just happen to be available on the Gigabyte G1 Sniper A88X."

    NinjaLane

  • 11 nVidia graphics cards tested with latest 331.40 Beta drivers

    Ocaholic

    "Gearing up for the upcoming AMD launch we have updated our system and rebenched eleven nVidia graphics cards with the latest 331.40 Beta drivers. Since games as well as the operating system have been updated, results aren't comparable with previously released articles."

    Ocaholic

  • Streacom FC5 EVO Fanless HTPC Case Review

    "Today we are going to take a look at the Streacom FC5 EVO Fanless chassis which is designed for those people who are looking to build a completely silent home theatre PC. This takes things one step further than most HTPC cases which are designed to be low-noise, as there are no fans at all in this particular case."

    Kitguru

  • iconBIT NetTAB THOR QUAD FHD NT-1005T Tablet Review

    "The Thor Quad FHD tablet from iconBIT is quite balanced, featuring a Rockchip RK3188 Quad Core CPU at 1.6GHz, Mali MP-400 MP4 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of NAND Flash. Of course, we also have a microSDHC card slot for expanding the storage (supports up to 32GB cards). Besides those mentioned, it is also notable the inclusion of the 5MP camera with flash on the back, which provides better quality shots compared to lower specced models."

    Madshrimps

  • OCZ Vertex 450 256GB SSD

    "This of course leads us OCZ's latest offering, the OCZ Vertex 450, which we'll be reviewing today. The OCZ Vertex 450 is the newest SSD in OCZ's lineup and for the most part is an update of sorts to the already successful Vertex 4. On the controller side, OCZ has moved away from their short lived time with the Marvell hardware based Indilinx Everest 2 controller in favor of the completely in house designed Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller..."

    Custom PC Review

  • OZONE Gaming Worldwide Joint Giveaway

    NikkTech

    "A good friend of mine always says that game companies always wait until the worst time of the year to release games and what worse time than when the schools get re-opened after the summer holidays? Well it seems to be true since during the last month we've seen quite a few of the most anticipated game titles hit the market including Shadow Warrior, Flashback, Alien Rage, NBA 2k14 and of course the F1 2013. Because of this we joined hands with our good friends from OZONE Gaming to offer not one but a total of 4 great prizes for 3 very lucky winners."

    NikkTech

  • Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse

    "Logitech's new wireless gaming mouse, the G602, is a long departure from the last generation. It comes with twelve buttons, a 2500 DPI optical sensor, and packs a lot of different technologies to boost battery life and performance. We take it for a spin to see if the future of gaming mice is wireless!"

    techPowerUp

  • CM Storm Pulse-R Aluminum Gaming Headset Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "I've never been a big fan of headsets. Instead, I've always tried to use a speaker system whenever possible. After my fourth kid was born a few months ago, however, my home office was converted into a nursery. That meant that my trusty 5.1 surround speaker system that had traveled to Iraq and back with me, was now a set of paperweights. Since then, I've become somewhat of an audiophile, seeking the most comfortable headset that produces the highest quality sound for the best price. Recently, Benchmark Reviews received the CM Storm Pulse-R Aluminum Gaming Headset SGH-4330-KATA1 for testing. In this article, I will outline my experience with the CM Storm Pulse-R and show you where it fits in the gaming headset niche."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Podcast #271 - Haswell NUC, MSI X87 XPOWER Motherboard, Steam Controller and more

    "Join us this week as we discuss the Haswell NUC, MSI X87 XPOWER Motherboard, the Steam Controller and more!"

    PC Perspective

  • Corsair RM750 Power Supply Review

    "Now Corsair are refreshing their range of available PSUs with the introduction of the mainstream RM series. We have the 750w version on our test bench today."

    Hardware Heaven

  • NZXT H230 Black Silent Mid-Tower Case Review

    "The H230 is one of three NZXT's cases in their Absolute Silence line. These include the H230, the H2, another mid-tower, and finally the H630, an "Ultra Tower". Each of these have slightly different specs. The H230 is the entry level case in the Silent Line, two models are avaialable, a black and a white model. The review sample received has the part number CA-H230I-B1, which is the black version; the white version has part number CA-H230I-W1. Read on to see what we think of it!"

    Legit Reviews

  • Fractal Node 304 White

    LanOC Reviews

    "Years ago most every PC you came across was beige in color and a tower or desktop in size/shape. As things have progressed we saw that slowly move from beige to black and we now see a lot of manufactures offering white as well. It has happened so much other component manufactures have taken notice and we now see everything from RAM to power supplies that also come in white to match. When it comes to size, things have changed as well. We now have a range of options from large builds down to small table top PCs. Today I'm going to take a look at the Fractal Node 304 white. We have covered the Node 304 in the past but I'm excited to see what it looks like in white."

    LanOC Reviews

  • MSI AG2712A All-In-One Gaming PC Review

    "Today we are taking a look at MSI's AG2712A Gaming All-In-One PC. Hoping to change everyone's perception of all-in-one systems, the AG2712A boasts an Intel Core i7-3630QM, AMD Radeon HD 8970M and two 128GB Plextor SSDs in a Raid 0 configuration. On top of that there is also optional touch screen functionality, a TV tuner card and a HDMI in port to connect a console."

    Kitguru

  • Corsair Obsidian 750D Full-Tower Chassis Review

    "Corsair delivers a new chassis with speed of the build and ease of use as the priority, but still comes with Obsidian elegance."

    TweakTown

  • RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-WRP201SD 4 In 1 WLAN Storage Station

    NikkTech

    "Nowadays no matter where i look or what press release i read it seems that almost everything in the electronics industry revolves around the portable needs people have (the ones that don't will probably get pulled in regardless) and so daily we see all sorts of new devices emerge including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers and headsets, battery packs, carrying/protection cases, 2.5" external HDDs, wireless access points, wireless media streamers/readers and much more. Personally i am not much into carrying multiple devices with me when i go away just to cover my portable needs but i do thing that there are some exceptions and so aside the usual battery packs which i think are a must and some wireless headsets/speakers lately I've also been using quite a few of the latest wireless media streamers/readers and one of those has been the ICY BOX IB-WRP201SD by RaidSonic which has come to take other similar solutions like the Kingston MobileLite Wireless head on with its quite interesting set of features."

    NikkTech

  • Seagate's Desktop SSHD 2TB hybrid drive reviewed

    "Seagate's hybrid tech has finally been deployed in a desktop drive. The Desktop SSHD combines an 8GB flash cache with 2TB of mechanical storage. We take a closer look at how that combo holds up against standard hard drives and SSDs."

    The Tech Report

  • OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Power Supply Review

    "The new revision of the OCZ Fatal1ty 750w includes bronze certification, a fully modular design, red LEDs and support for Intel's latest CPUs."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Fractal Define XL R2

    LanOC Reviews

    "Earlier this year we went hands-on with the R4 from Fractal, a mid tower solution to the Define product line. We were quite pleased with the humble case, the simple Fractal facade silently housing a myriad of features. Our one complaint was the weight of the chassis, to which Fractal responded by sending us the R4's big brother full tower, the XL R2. I'll be installing a full ATX building and, against better judgement, showing it off at our upcoming LAN party. Take a look with us, we could use an extra hand lifting."

    LanOC Reviews

  • Raijintek Aidos

    "Raijintek's Aidos is one of a trio of CPU coolers the company recently released. Do not let its small size fool you: This pint-sized tower cooler packs a punch. Featuring four 6 mm heatpipes, a 92 x 25 mm fan, and stylish good looks, it even managed to beat out the heftier competition."

    techPowerUp

  • Raijintek Aidos Heatsink Review

    "Driving air through the heatsinks' aluminum fins is a 92x25mm PWM fan which is held in place with rubber fan mounts. This is not a method we're not particularly fond of, wire fan clips stand the test of time. The fan spins at 2400-1000RPM and draws power from a standard 4-pin PWM connection. At full speed it pushes upwards of 53CFM air through the 55mm deep fin stack according to the manufacturer specs. Raijintek's Aidos heatsink installs onto Intel socket LGA2011/1366/1150/1155/1156/775 processors and the complete line up of AMD CPUs."

    Frostytech

  • All Core i3 Models

    "The Core i3 is a CPU series manufactured by Intel aimed at entry-level computers. In this tutorial, we will present a series of quick reference tables for you to compare the main differences between all models released to date."

    Hardware Secrets

  • Corsair Force Series LS 240GB SSD Review

    The SSD Review

    "When it comes to SSD controllers, up until recent times LSI/SandForce and Marvell have pretty much "ruled the roost". Other than a few instances of utilizing proprietary controllers (such as Samsung does in most of their SSDs), and a smaller player in Indilinx (acquired by OCZ), there were no other options for manufacturers to engineer a new SSD with. That has recently begun to change, as other controllers are beginning to appear on the scene. The last Corsair SSDs (the Neutron and Neutron GTX) that we reviewed back in August featured the new Link A Media (LAMD) 6 GB/s controller. Corsair was one of the first SSD manufacturers to hit the retail market, and although they have proceeded a bit more carefully than other manufacturers, they have earned a reputation as providing some of the top performing SSDs that money can buy. Their success in SSDs has shown with their willingness to explore different controllers in search of the best, as well as bringing out non-standard SSD capacities that few others offer. The Corsair Performance Pro was one of the better SSDs we have tested, and it surprised everyone as it is based on the Marvell 9174 controller, and Corsair truly found the sweet spot in its performance."

    The SSD Review

  • Intel Core i7-4770K vs AMD FX-4170 Gaming-Performance

    Ocaholic

    "Especially gamer see themselves confronted with the question which is the best CPU for their system from a performance as well as a price perspective. For the upcoming weeks we planed a series of articles, where we compare the gaming performance of two CPU's in recent games. Obviously you will see the performance difference and we will also point to the price of these chips. Last but not least you will get an overview which CPU is most suitable for the type of gaming PC you want to build."

    Ocaholic

  • SanDisk X210 Business Class 512GB SSD Review

    "SanDisk's X210 is the company's flagship offering for business notebook and server operating system use. Today we look at the 512GB model."

    TweakTown

  • Cooler Master V850 850W Modular Power Supply Review

    Think Computers

    "When developing the V-Series power supplies Cooler Master had one thing in mind. They wanted their name to be what you thought of when you were looking to buy a new power supply or upgrade your current one. The V-Series design is based on a brand new platform that makes use of Japanese capacitors, most of them solid capacitors, as well as a high quality 42 mm transformer. This means the power supply will have outstanding efficiency and stability. Today we are taking a look at the V850 which features a single 12V rail, an 80PLUS Gold certification, a silent 135mm fan and an all modular design. Read on as we take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • CORSAIR Obsidian 750D Computer Case Review

    "CORSAIR has established grounds in the enclosure market. At start only with the high end versions in the form of the Obsidian and Graphite cases. Later on targeting another segment of the market, with the more affordable cases, under the Carbide brand name. The Obsidian series are straight competition for big names as Lian-Li, sporting high build quality, offering maximum hardware compatibility and they are multi GPU ready, plus the possible liquid-cooling options are a big bonus. The mixture of steel and brushed aluminum, enhances the rigidity and adds that little extra touch of elegance to the CORSAIR Obsidian enclosures. The brand new 750D model is a full blown tower case and looks at first glance like a trim-down version of the 900D flagship. Nevertheless what is most exciting is, that this case is retailing at the price of a high end Mid-Tower chassis. Time to take a closer look at the CORSAIR 750D Obsidian case!"

    Madshrimps

  • VTX3D VChamp HD7790 and HD7850 Review

    "Today we look at two new video cards from VTX3D – the HD7790 and HD7850 VChamp Edition. The VChamp cooler is the latest from the company, incorporating a Vapor Chamber for faster heat dissipation. Are these models worthy of being shortlisted for a new system build?"

    Kitguru

  • Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen

    "Just shattered the screen on your laptop? A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though."

    PCSTATS

  • Raijintek Themis Heatsink Review

    "Raijintek's Themis heatsink stands 158mm tall and weighs 448 grams. It's designed for Intel socket LGA2011/1366/115x/775 processors and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 CPUs - should any still be in existance. The heatsink design is your bog-standard, three-8mm-heatpipe-exposed-base-tower-cooler we've all seen countless times before. The 120mm PWM fan operates at 1800-1250RPM and moves upwards of 78CFM according to the manufacturers specs. Noise output is modest to audible."

    Frostytech

  • Zalman Reserator 3 MAX Nanofluid AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "Zalman has always had a unique approach to CPU cooling. Focusing on quiet performance, they've once again returned with their distinctive circular design to...wait, what's this? An all-in-one water cooler with a round radiator?? Well...from a company known for "Cool Innovations," I guess we shouldn't be surprised to see such a unique contribution to the All-In-One CPU cooler market. When you first see it in person, it isn't difficult to see why the Zalman Reserator 3 MAX AIO liquid CPU cooler was given the Innovation award from the Consumer Electronics Show at the beginning of 2013. Complete with an infusion of nanofluids and a claimed 400W of cooling power, does the Reserator 3 MAX have the performance to back up the looks? Benchmark Reviews is ready to place this unique AIO nanofluid cooler on an overclocked FX processor to see what the Reserator 3 MAX is capable of."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Lian Li PC-D8000

    "The Lian Li PC-D8000 is easily the biggest Lian Li chassis we have ever had on our test bench. With the ability to swallow HPTX motherboards, up to twenty 3.5" hard drives and loads of cooling fans, along with the biggest components money can buy, we ask it to open its mouth wide and say "ahh"."

    techPowerUp

  • Silverstone AR03 CPU Air Cooler Review

    "We continue that refresh of our cooler reviews today with a look at one of SilverStones latest models. We last looked at one of their liquid coolers a couple of months ago in the form of the TD03 and were pretty impressed so let's see what the AR03 has to offer..."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Western Digital My Cloud – Easy to Deploy Personal Cloud Storage For Everyone (Video)

    "At a private event in New York, Futurelooks witnessed the launch of the Western Digital My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage Device. Unlike conventional NAS style devices, servers, or even the company's previous My Book Live product, this product was re-engineered from the ground up to be as easy to use as possible and was created to augment, or even take over, cloud storage services such as DropBox, SkyDrive and Google Drive, just to name a few. Because it sits at home completely under your control, the device adds a level of privacy that gives a bit more peace of mind."

    Futurelooks

  • ASUS Z87 ROG Motherboard Roundup: Enter Maximus VI

    "ASUS, like the other major motherboard manufacturers, has an extensive lineup of boards that now support Intel's 4th-generation Haswell processors and come packing the Z87 chipset. There are motherboards in ASUS' quiver that run the gamut from gaming boards to workstation boards to consumer-focused boards and beyond, but the company seems proudest of its Republic Of Gamers (ROG) line. There are multiple Z87-based ROG boards in the series, and we took a look at three of them that represent a nice variety of form factors and features--the Maximus VI Impact, Maximus VI Gene, and the Maximus VI Formula--and also look at the work that the company has put into developing a robust gaming platform..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Antec High Current Platinum HCP-850 850W PSU Review

    "Today we will be having a close look at the 850W version of the High Current Pro series, the HCP-850. The HCP-850 is a modular power supply with a very long list of features and a seven year long warranty. As all of the High Current Pro products, the HCP-850 also comes with an 80Plus Platinum certification, the highest currently available on a retail product..."

    Legit Reviews

  • All AMD FX CPU Models

    "The AMD FX is the mid-range and high-end CPU family from AMD, using either the "Bulldozer" or the "Piledriver" microarchitectures. Let's take a look at the main specifications of all models released so far."

    Hardware Secrets

  • Anidees A14 Review

    "Today we are to look at Anidees first attempt at bringing to market a Micro ATX computer chassis. From the outside, A14 looks very similar to its bigger brother, the A16. A brushed aluminium external construction is appealing to the eye and noise damping material should help to keep those noise levels down to a minimum."

    Vortez

  • Sony VAIO Pro 13 Touch Ultrabook Review – Pre-Configured SATA PCIe SSD Far From Ideal

    The SSD Review

    "Something not many people are aware of is that there are actually two physically different Sony VAIO Pro 13 ultrabook configurations being distributed, those that have been constructed for pre-configured sales and those for custom build. Pre-configured configurations may use a SATA based PCIe SSD, while all custom builds use a much higher performing native PCIe SSD. We were a bit confused as Sony was clearly advertising 'PCIe solid state drive' in its configurations worldwide, and even stating that the PCIe 'booted-up faster, launched apps at lightning speeds and enjoy snappier overall performance capabilities versus a traditional mSATA SSD drive' In the case of pre-configured SATA PCIe SSD systems, this marketing is incorrect."

    The SSD Review

  • Google Nexus 7 (2013) Tablet Review - Best Android Tablet Right Now

    "ASUS and Google worked together once more to make the best Android tablet on the market, again."

    TweakTown

  • Antec High Current Pro 850 Review

    Ocaholic

    "With the HCP-850 Antec offers a high end 850W PSU that acheived the 80Plus Gold certification. The maker is Delta Electronics (OEM). Delta is one of the largest PSU manufacturers. However it is not very common to see Delta as an OEM in the retail PSU market. So far we're quite curious what the 200 USD PSU can do."

    Ocaholic

  • Asus Xonar Phoebus Solo Review - 7.1 Gaming Soundcard Review

    "In our Asus Xonar Phoebus Solo review, we determine what makes for a good PC gaming soundcard, and whether the Phoebus Solo lives up to those standards."

    HCW

  • Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Case Review

    "Today we are going to take a look at the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 case which is the predecessor to the Deep Silence 2 which we looked at a few weeks back. This was only released around a year ago, though, so is still fairly current and is actually a more expensive product than the Deep Silence 2."

    Kitguru

  • Seagate Business Storage 1-Bay 3TB NAS

    NikkTech

    "If you are currently using a NAS server then you are definitely aware of the countless options available in the market as we speak from the low end single bay models designed for home use and up to the massive ultra-high end 24 bay models aimed at large businesses. What you may not be aware however is that no matter how good a NAS server is most if not all of these options come without any preinstalled drives in their bays and although some distributors take it upon themselves to equip them with their favorite drive models in the end the result is not what I'd call a plug and play AIO solution. Seagate is amongst the very few manufacturers that actually took steps to correct this by designing their very own NAS models and pairing them with their own drives in order to simplify the entire procedure and offer consumers the easy way out. Today we will be taking a look at the base model by Seagate the Business Storage 1-Bay 3TB."

    NikkTech

  • GIGABYTE Force K7 Gaming Keyboard

    "GIGABYTE put out a lot of great gaming keyboards this year. Today, we will take a look at the reasonably priced Force K7 featuring back lighting and durable scissor switches. The K7's main selling point is the ultra-short travel time of its keys. We check out how it fares against other gaming keyboard designs."

    techPowerUp

  • MSI Z87 XPOWER Motherboard Review

    "The Z87 XPower board is the flagship motherboard in MSI's MPower product line. The board supports the latest generation of Intel LGA1150-based processors with all the over-engineered goodness you've come to expect from an MSI flagship board. The Z87 XPower sports the black and yellow theme of the product line, along with integrated LEDs to really make the board stand out. While its $439.99 retail may seem a bit high, the stability, features, and raw power of the board make it a wise investment for those that only want the best."

    PC Perspective

  • Two and a Half Geeks: iPhone 5s Review, AMD News, Microsoft's Surface 2, and More

    "In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss our Apple iPhone 5s full review, AMD's Radeon R9 290X and all of the other various announcements that came out of AMD's GPU14 Tech Day event in Hawaii last week, the new Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 and a whole lot more!"

    Hot Hardware

  • Puppeteer Video Review (PS3) with Kaeyi Dream

    "Today Kaeyi Dream takes a look at Puppeteer for the PlayStation 3. Check it out."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Corsair Vengeance K95 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

    "Last year, Corsair released the Vengeance K90 as one of two new keyboards. It was a big gamble for Corsair entering the crowded gaming peripheral market for the first time, electing to jump in with mechanical keyboards with the K90 being a very expensive keyboard. Mechanical keyboards were catching on back then and people of all sorts – gamers, typists, and computer enthusiasts – had their opinions regarding the Vengeance K90 keyboard. First there were those who scoffed at the idea of an expensive keyboard, the kind of person who would be blissful with a no frills membrane keyboard. Second, some felt cheated that the K90's 18 macro keys were the only full-sized keys that weren't mechanical, but in-fact membrane. Lastly, there were those who liked the K90 for what it was. For those unsatisfied with the older K90's non-mechanical macro keys, the K95 is Corsair's response to those criticisms."

    Legit Reviews

  • Gamer Storm Lucifer CPU Cooler Review

    "Today we are taking a look at the Gamer Storm Lucifer CPU cooler. With six 6 mm heat pipes, a mirror finish copper base and a fanless design the Lucifer promises to "devour the heat". The big question is, can this cooler hold its own against cooling giants such as the Noctua DH-14 and Phanteks PH-TC14PE?"

    Kitguru

  • Corsair Vengeance Pro 2x8GB DDR3-1866 CL9 1.5V Review

    Ocaholic

    "Since bright sun and hot weather are not the sort of things us nerds usually like, let us grab some cold beer and retrieve to our shady hideout for another ride into the world of desktop memory. On today's menu we have a 2x8GB set of Corsair Vengeance Pro that carries a spec of DDR3-1866 CL9."

    Ocaholic

  • Weekly Tech Update Episode #230 - iOS 7 & Paid Yelp Reviews Making People Sick

    "We have just posted up Episode #230 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing iOS 7 makes people sick ? literally, leaving Microsoft makes Steve Ballmer cry and for $10 you can get a good Yelp review. Those stories and more... Below are the show notes."

    BCCHardware

  • Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox 360, PS3 & PC

    Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox 360, PS3 & PC

    Sharkoon X-Tatic Air | MSRP 99.90 euros

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    Sharkoon is expanding their range of gaming headsets with a wireless version. The X-Tatic Air wireless multiplatform headset was developed specifically for the needs of console gamers. The stereo headset is compatible with Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PC and notebooks as well as TV sets and other sound sources with RCA audio outputs. Installation is quite simple: The transmitter is quickly connected to the respective terminal through the enclosed adapter. Of course, all voice chat features on the consoles are fully supported. In regards to the PS3, the microphone function is connected directly to the gaming console via USB. The microphone input on the Xbox 360 controller is simply connected to the headset through the enclosed chat cable. The digital 2.4 GHz transmission technology of the X-Tatic Air ensures clear voice and game sound within the vicinity of up to ten meters. Two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries provide the power supply and enables gaming sessions of up to ten hours. Two additional AAA batteries are also included, which are charged and stored within the base station. This guarantees that fully charged batteries are always readily available and can be quickly swapped-out. The headset informs the player audibly when the batteries are running low and should be changed. This ensures that nothing gets in the way of continuous operation with the X-Tatic Air. Additional AA batteries are included which can be charged and stored in the base station until their next use in an Xbox controller. Also, a PS3 controller can be connected and charged through the front USB port on the base station. Thus the USB port, which is used for connection to the transmitter base station, ensures that nothing is lost in terms of power supply.

  • STEELSERIES Announces CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II Peripherals For PC Gamers

    STEELSERIES ANNOUNCES CALL OF DUTY®: BLACK OPS II PERIPHERALS FOR PC GAMERS

    New Co-Designed Mouse and Mousepads Available for Blockbuster Game Launching November 13th

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    CHICAGO – Oct. 30, 2012 SteelSeries the leading manufacturer of premium-quality, competitive gaming peripherals, today announced a series of themed peripherals for Activision Publishing, Inc. and award-winning development studio Treyarch’s highly-anticipated, epic game, Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Available November 13th, the PC peripherals will include the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Gaming Mouse and three QcK mousepads with artwork from the title that takes gamers to the year 2025 for the most advanced Call of Duty® gaming experience ever – including the official game logo badge and iconic future soldier images.

    The Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Gaming Mouse – $69.99 / €69.99
    Designed to withstand frantic fire and deal sniper accurate zombie headshots, the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Mouse brings PC players professional-grade hardware for controlling the future technology inside the game. Powered by SteelSeries Engine, the Call of Duty Gaming Mouse comes with pre-defined profiles created by top Professional Call of Duty players, the ability to create and store an unlimited amount of profiles and macros and track statistics about how players are using the mouse buttons so they can evaluate and improve their performance. In addition, the mouse also features:
    • A co-branded design including the Call of Duty: Black Ops II theme, with a rubberized soft-touch, hand-sweat resistant coating
    • Orange illumination with multiple levels of pulsation that can be adjusted at the scroll wheel and the Call of Duty: Black Ops II logo design
    • Best-in-class hardware switches and pro-grade laser sensor supporting up to 5,700 CPI
    • An ambidextrous, all-grip design with 7 programmable buttons
    • XL-size, high-performance UPE material feet for a smooth and consistent glide
    • 2m / 6.5ft double-braided nylon cord

    Call of Duty®: Black Ops II QcK Mousepads – $14.99 / €14.99 each
    The Call of Duty: Black Ops II QcK Mousepads have non-slip rubber bases holding them in place during heated game play and optimized texture surfaces for a smooth and consistent glide. The Call of Duty: Black Ops II Badge Edition QcK features the official game logo badge, while the Soldier and Orange Soldier Editions feature the silhouette of a black ops future soldier.

    For more information about the SteelSeries Call of Duty: Black Ops II peripherals, head over to http://steelseries.com/cod. Be sure to check out the SteelSeries Facebook page, as we get closer to launch for the latest updates.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II launches on November 13th, and is rated “M” (Mature – Blood and Gore, Intense Violence Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs – content suitable for persons ages 18 and older) by the ESRB. For more information on Call of Duty: Black Ops II, visit www.callofduty.com/blackops2, or follow Call of Duty: Black Ops II on www.facebook.com/codblackops and on Twitter at #BlackOps2.

    About SteelSeries
    SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of top quality gaming peripherals from headsets, keyboards, and mice to controllers, surfaces, and software. For more than a decade, SteelSeries has been on the forefront of designing and creating gear for competitive gamers. The company’s continued innovation also comes in collaboration with the world’s leading professional gaming teams and partners. SteelSeries is a global brand that continues to support the growth of competitive gaming tournaments and electronic sports leagues through professional team sponsorships, partnerships, and community support. For more information, please visit http://steelseri.es.

    About Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, mainland China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.

    © 2012 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, and CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.

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  • Intel Solid-State Drive 335 Series Debuts; Uses Industry-Leading 20-Nanometer NAND Flash Memory

    Intel® Solid-State Drive 335 Series Debuts; Uses Industry-Leading 20-Nanometer NAND Flash Memory

    New Intel Client/Consumer SSD Offers Blend of Performance, Quality and Price

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    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 – Intel Corporation announced today it is shipping its first solid-state drive (SSD) using industry leading 20-nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory process.

  • CM Releases Seidon 120M CPU Cooler

    CM Releases Seidon 120M CPU Cooler

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    Chino, California – October 30th, 2012 - Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, announces its return to the liquid cooling market. Creating the industry’s first All-In-One (AIO) liquid cooler in 2004 with the Aquagate Series, Cooler Master has since strived to improve the design and technology that runs its AIO solutions before signaling their return.

  • NZXT Releases the Kraken (All-in-One Liquid Coolers)

    Release the Kraken!

    NZXT Brings You the World’s First All-In-One 140mm / 280mm Liquid Cooler

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    30th October, 2012 – High performance liquid cooling has finally arrived in an easy to use, all-in-one package. NZXT releases the Kraken, the first premium all-in-one water cooler series for PC enthusiasts and gamers alike. The Kraken X40 and Kraken X60 are high end, all-in-one 140mm and 280mm liquid-cooling solutions where ease of use meets unmatched performance.

  • NVIDIA Powers Titan, World’s Fastest Supercomputer For Open Scientific Research

    NVIDIA Powers Titan, World’s Fastest Supercomputer For Open Scientific Research

    Oak Ridge National Lab’s 20+ Petaflops System – Powered by 18,000-Plus NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPUs – Paves Path to Efficient, Affordable Exascale Computing

    Titan Supercomputer

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Oct. 29, 2012—Titan, the world’s fastest open-science supercomputer,(1) was completed this month at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, opening new windows of opportunity into the exploration of some of the world’s toughest scientific challenges.

  • nTeresting - October 27, 2012 - NVIDIA's Weekly Newsletter

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    In this Issue:

    • Windows 8, Windows RT and a pair of Tegra-based Windows RT devices got tested this week.
    • Apple picked Kepler for their new iMac PCs.
    • NVIDIA takes green seriously.
    • CUDA 5 is here to tap Kepler’s computational horsepower.
  • AMD Changes Compute Landscape as the First to Bridge Both x86 and ARM Processors for the Data Center

    AMD Changes Compute Landscape as the First to Bridge Both x86 and ARM Processors for the Data Center  

    Company to Complement x86-based Offerings with New Processors Based on ARM 64-bit Technology, Starting with Server Market

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    SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Oct. 29, 2012 — In a bold strategic move, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that it will design 64-bit ARM technology-based processors in addition to its x86 processors for multiple markets, starting with cloud and data center servers. AMD's first ARM technology-based processor will be a highly-integrated, 64-bit multicore System-on-a-Chip (SoC) optimized for the dense, energy-efficient servers that now dominate the largest data centers and power the modern computing experience. The first ARM technology-based AMD Opteron™ processor is targeted for production in 2014 and will integrate the AMD SeaMicro Freedom™ supercompute fabric, the industry's premier high-performance fabric.

  • Introducing the CM CUBE and CM CLUTCH

    Introducing the CUBE and CLUTCH: Apple / Win 8 Ready Accessories

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    Chino, California – October 25th, 2012 - Cooler Master, an award winning designer and manufacturer of thermal and protective solutions for computers and mobile devices today announces two brand new additions to its line of versatile Mac accessories, the CUBE and CLUTCH.

  • PDXLan Charity Food Drive

    PDXLan Charity Food Drive

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    With PDXLAN November just a few days away (and the waiver posted), we wanted to cover some very important information about the charity food drive and other misc happenings.

  • FinalWire Releases AIDA64 v2.70

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    FinalWire Releases AIDA64 v2.70

    Revamped CPU Benchmarks and AMD Vishera Processor Support

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - October 29, 2012 - FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 2.70 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition 2.70 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises.
    The latest AIDA64 update introduces completely rewritten PhotoWorxx and AES benchmarks, optimized for AESNI, AVX, SSE4.1, VIA PadLock, and XOP capable AMD, Intel and VIA processors. The new AIDA64 release also implements full support for Socket FM2 motherboards, adds optimized 64-bit benchmarks for AMD FX-Series “Vishera” processors, and supports the latest GeForce and Quadro graphics accelerators by nVIDIA.

    New features & improvements

    • Revamped PhotoWorxx digital photo processing benchmark with AVX, SSE4.1 and XOP optimizations
    • Rewritten AES data encryption benchmark with AESNI, SSE4.1 and VIA PadLock optimizations
    • Optimized 64-bit benchmarks for AMD FX-Series “Vishera” CPU
    • Preliminary support for AMD “Kabini” APU
    • Socket FM2 motherboards support
    • Support for VirtualBox v4.2 and VMware Workstation v9
    • Samsung 840 and 840 Pro SSD support
    • GPU details for nVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti, Quadro K-Series, VGX K-Series 

    What’s new since AIDA64 v2.00

    • Microsoft Windows 8 RTM and Windows Server 2012 RTM support
    • OpenCL GPGPU Stress Test
    • Enhanced UPS support
    • SensorPanel graphs and gauges
    • Revamped Desktop Gadget
    • Optimized 64-bit benchmarks for AMD A-Series “Trinity” APU
    • Support for Intel Atom “Cedarview” processors
    • Support for Intel Core “Ivy Bridge” APUs and Intel 7-Series chipsets
    • Preliminary support for Intel “Haswell” APU and Intel “Lynx Point” PCH
    • Preliminary support for Intel “Penwell” SoC
    • VIA VX11 platform, Nano X2 and QuadCore CPU support
    • Speech API information
    • ACPI 5.0, APP SDK 2.7, CUDA 5.0, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL 4.3 support
    • Intel 330, Intel 520, Intel 710, OCZ Vertex 4, Samsung 830 SSD support
    • GPU details for AMD Radeon HD 7000, nVIDIA GeForce 600 Series 

    More details about the new AIDA64 features are available at www.aida64.com/whatsnew

    Pricing and Availability
    AIDA64 Extreme Edition and AIDA64 Business Edition are available now at www.aida64.com/online-store. Additional information on product features, system requirements, and language versions is available at www.aida64.com/products. Join our Discussion Forum at forums.aida64.com.


    AIDA64 license renewal is now available. For more information, visit www.aida64.com/aida64-renewal.
    A migration program is available for all EVEREST customers at www.aida64.com/everest-upgrade.

    About FinalWire
    FinalWire is the global leader in the development of diagnostic and network management software products for Windows based computers. For more information, visit www.aida64.com.

  • Corsair Announces Updated Hydro Series H60 and New Hydro Series H55 Liquid CPU Coolers

    Corsair Announces Updated Hydro Series H60 and New Hydro Series H55 Liquid CPU Coolers

    – New Hydro Series CPU coolers take advantage of the latest technology to provide higher cooling performance and lower noise levels –

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    FREMONT, California — October 25, 2012 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced an updated version of the award-winning Hydro Series™ H60 liquid CPU cooler, and the new Hydro Series H55 liquid CPU cooler.

    The Hydro Series H55 is an update to the hugely respected Hydro Series H50, and is based on the latest, 4th generation cold-plate design. The updated version of the Hydro Series H60 takes advantage of the latest cold plate, manifold and fan technology to further increase performance and reduce noise levels.

    Corsair H55

    "The Hydro Series H50 and H60 have a hard-won reputation for delivering effective, reliable, and quiet CPU cooling," said Thi La, Senior VP & GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair. "These new and improved versions demonstrate Corsair’s commitment to providing our customers with the latest and best integrated liquid cooling technology"

    In addition to the new cold plate and manifold design, the Hydro Series H60 also utilizes larger diameter tubing, which increases the coolant flow rate and performance. The new composite rubber tubing makes installation easier, but retains the low-evaporation rates of the older, more rigid tubing, guaranteeing a long lifetime. The Hydro Series H60 also introduces a new magnetic mounting bracket, which makes it simple to select the correct motherboard socket format.

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    H60 Includes Fan Based on Award Winning Air Series SP120

    A high-quality fan designed specifically to move air through the fins of a liquid cooling radiator is an essential part of any liquid cooling system. The new H60 includes a 120mm fan based on the award-winning Air Series SP120. This utilizes a motor that has been specially tuned for high torque, ensuring outstanding static pressure, and consistently high performance at low noise levels.

    The Hydro Series H55 is designed to provide a simple and effective upgrade from a basic CPU air cooler. The 4th generation cold plate design, and high static-pressure, low noise 120mm fan provides great performance, while the tool-free mounting bracket and low-permeability rubber tubing makes installation simple.

    Both the Hydro Series H55 and Hydro Series H60 CPU coolers are compatible with most cases that feature a rear 120mm fan mount. Both support motherboards based on the Intel LGA115x/1366/2011, and AMD AM2/AM3/FM1 sockets, and are backed by a five year limited warranty.

    Corsair H60 Mainboard

    Pricing and Availability

    The Corsair Hydro Series H60 is available immediately from Corsair’s worldwide network of resellers and distributors, at a price of $79.99 in the United States.

    The Corsair Hydro Series H55 is available immediately from Corsair’s worldwide network of resellers and distributors, at a price of $69.99 in the United States.

    For more information on Corsair Hydro Series CPU coolers, please visit:
    http://www.corsair.com/cpu-cooling-kits/hydro-series-water-cooling-cpu-cooler.html

    A complete set of product images may be downloaded from:
    https://corsair.sharefile.com/d/sce2f9a771ac40499

    About Corsair
    Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company's award-winning products include DDR3 memory upgrades, USB flash drives, power supply units, solid-state drives, PC speakers, gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, laser gaming mice, system monitoring and control devices, PC cooling products, and computer cases.

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  • k|ngp|n and EVGA Eclipse the Competition in a Storming LN2 World Record Session

    k|ngp|n and EVGA Eclipse the Competition in a Storming LN2 World Record Session
     
    – – Three brand new 3DMark 11 World Records Captured Live on Video – –

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    October 25, 2012 – Vince “k|ngp|n” Lucido is one of the world’s most well known Overclockers today. So in October 2012, EVGA put his skills to the test and challenged him to crush the competition and sweep the board for 3DMark 11 scores. Armed with an assortment of EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified, EVGA X79 Classified Motherboard, EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified power supplies, and enough Liquid Nitrogen to turn Taipei into a deep freeze; Vince was able to smash three brand new 3DMark 11 World Records*. In fact, EVGA along with k|ngp|n were the first to reach over 17,000 points on a single graphics card!

    World Records:
    ·         3DMark 11 Performance (Single Card) – P17,047
    ·         3DMark 11 Performance (2-Way SLI) – P25,380
    ·         3DMark 11 Extreme (4-Way SLI) – X17,384

    *World Records verified on 23 October 2012

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    Asked how he achieved it, Vince “k|ngp|n” Lucido remained lucid directly after filming, and answered: “Using the EVGA 680 Classified with my TEK-9 FAT GPU LN2 unit, I was able to get the GPU core clock screaming at close to 2100MHz! EVGA Precision and the new K-Boost feature helped me achieve this. …Next stop 2200MHz on EVGA 680.”

    Want to see this ground breaking feat for yourself? Then watch the 'EVGA 3D Eclipse' video… and prepare to be blown away:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9TxtHVFcsw

    EVGA 3D Eclipse Contest and Giveaway

    To celebrate k|ngp|n's new World Records, EVGA is launching a contest featuring a prize package of epic proportions! Not to mention the giveaway includes a “one of a kind” Intel 3770K CPU, that is HAND PICKED by k|ngp|n himself!

    The prize package includes:

    • EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified Graphics Card – ARV $660
    • EVGA Z77 FTW Motherboard – ARV $330
    • EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified Power Supply – ARV $449
    • Intel i7 3770K CPU (Hand Picked by k|ngp|n!) – ARV $330
    • GSkill [TridentX] 8GB DDR3 2666MHz Memory Kit – ARV $150
    • Kingpincooling Venom 6.66 CPU Container – ARV $150

    To enter the contest and be in with a chance of winning all these prizes, visit the EVGA Website at http://www.evga.com/articles/00712/ and create a five word slogan to describe the EVGA 3D Eclipse video and EVGA's dedication to the overclocking community. The contest will be open until November 14, 2012.

    As an additional giveaway, EVGA has also created an exclusive 'Venom' Precision X Skin which is freely downloadable to everyone who enters the contest.

    EVGA Precision X

    EVGA remains dedicated to the enthusiast. By offering power, performance, and differentiating features, EVGA is able to stay ahead of the competition in all areas. EVGA will continue to invest and innovate in programs and features that enthusiasts demand.

    To learn more about extreme overclocking and stay up to date on the latest news, make sure to follow EVGA, Kingpin Cooling, and GSkill on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/TEAMEVGA
    https://www.facebook.com/kingpincooling
    https://www.facebook.com/gskillofficial

    EVGA
    The EVGA Difference
    Known for offering value and performance, as well as exemplary customer service, EVGA is recognized through customer loyalty and the highest levels in customer satisfaction. In addition to the expanded product lines, consumers and channel partners will also benefit from increased sales and technical support programs:

    1. Global Warranty – No registration required, 3 Year Standard warranty, with optional extended warranties available.
    2. EVGA proprietary Advanced RMA (EAR) service – to enable customers to receive a replacement card before sending the defective product back to EVGA.
    3. 24/7 Phone Technical Support – to assure users that courteous and friendly assistance will always be available at anytime of the day or night.
    4. Step-Up Program – for the ability to trade-up existing EVGA products for newer technology.
    5. Community Message Boards – full of thousands of knowledgeable, friendly and satisfied EVGA customers.
    6. EVGA MODS RIGS – show off your rig, and win cash prizes.
    7. EVGA Gaming – EVGA game servers are open 24/7 and feature the latest games.

    EVGA was also recently awarded the top accolades in the industry-recognized PC Pro Excellence Awards 2012 – in both the Graphics Cards and Motherboards Categories:
    “EVGA won plenty of praise from readers for the duration of its warranties and the quality of its after-sales support.” PC Pro, November 2012 (Issue 217)
    “EVGA takes all the glory this year with its industry-leading scores for reliability (94%) and value for money (95%).” PC Pro, November 2012 (Issue 217)

    About EVGA
    EVGA is the #1 NVIDIA authorized partner in channel sales throughout North America. Based on the philosophy of intelligent innovation, market knowledge, and the real time operation, EVGA continues to identify the need in the market place and providing the solution to that need. By offering product differentiation, 24/7 tech support, a 90 day Step-Up program, and other customer focused programs, EVGA is a clear leader in all categories: etail, retail, distribution, and system builders. With headquarters in Brea, CA, EVGA's global coverage includes EVGA GmbH in Munich, EVGA LATAM in Miami, and EVGA Hong Kong. For further information online about EVGA, visit http://www.evga.com.

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  • NVIDIA Powers Amazing Windows 8 Experiences

    NVIDIA Powers Amazing Windows 8 Experiences

    NVIDIA Supercharges Full Range of Windows 8-based Products, Including Touchscreen PCs and Amazingly Efficient Mobile Devices

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    SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Oct. 25, 2012—NVIDIA’s deep expertise in visual and mobile computing, and its extensive collaboration with Microsoft Corp., mean that consumers will enjoy premium experiences running on NVIDIA®-powered systems for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

  • Rosewill Releases 2 New Members of their Award Winning

    Rosewill® Releases 2 New Members of their Award Winning

    80 Plus Platinum Power Supply Family – the SilentNight and Tachyon Series

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    City of Industry, CA – Rosewill, the recipient of multiple awards for their innovative power supplies, has just released 2 new members of their 80 Plus Platinum certified power supplies, SilentNight and the Tachyon Series. Joined with their FORTRESS Series, the current media award winner, Rosewill® is proud to present a complete product line of 80 Plus Platinum power supplies.

  • ADATA to Launch Industry’ First Mobile Device/Memory Card Optimization Site – GoMobile

    ADATA to Launch Industry’ First Mobile Device/Memory Card Optimization Site – GoMobile

    Company to bring the best of m-commerce advantages to consumers

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    City of Industry, C.A., USA - October 24, 2012 - ADATA™ Technology is pleased to announce the launch of the industry’s first mobile device/memory card optimization site – GoMobile. With GoMobile, ADATA provides a compatibility and m-Commerce solution which allows consumers to find the most suitable memory card for use with a smartphone, tablet computer, digital camera, or camcorder.

  • MSI Reloads Arsenal of Gaming Laptops with Windows 8

    MSI Reloads Arsenal of Gaming Laptops with Windows 8

    Robust selection of 16-inch and 17-inch units armed with state of the art components now available

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    City of Industry, Calif. – October 24, 2012 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, refreshes arsenal of gaming laptops with Windows 8 operating system to provide gamers with enhanced system performance and a more immersive user experience.

  • EVGA Announces the SuperNOVA NEX750 and NEX650 Power Supplies

    EVGA Announces the SuperNOVA NEX750 and NEX650 Power Supplies

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    October 24, 2012 – EVGA is proud to introduce the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750 and NEX650 power supplies. Designed with enthusiast needs in mind the NEX series is the best choice to power next generation enthusiast computers. Combining 750W or 650W of continuous power with exceptional performance, stunning efficiency, and cutting-edge design and features, the NEX series power supplies are what you need to take your system to the next level.

  • iPad mini Brings Big Interest to Industry, OtterBox Confirms Case

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    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Despite its size, the Apple® iPad® mini promises to have a big impact on mobile computing. As pre-orders are tallied and the newest tablet is shipped, records will likely be set by the trailblazing company. Once again, OtterBox® will deliver PROTECTION for what’s next from Apple with the new Defender Series® case for iPad mini, available for pre-order today.

  • XoXide - Dress Up Your Case for Halloween

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    As anxious as we are to see tons of Psys and Honey Boo Boos wandering our streets next week, we'd rather take a great case mod any day. The possibilities are endless and it lasts all year! If you do insist on modding yourself, our EL Wire Kits with battery pack can really make for some awesome costumes! And here's the treat...Just spend 60 bucks and enter promo code FREEBLOOD12 during checkout to get one bag free now through Halloween!

  • Noctua presents NH-L9 low profile CPU coolers

    Noctua presents NH-L9 low profile CPU coolers

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    Vienna, October 23rd 2012 - Noctua today presented its new NH-L9i and NH-L9a low profile CPU coolers for Intel and AMD. At a super-low profile of only 37mm, the NH-L9 coolers are ideal for extremely slim cases and with footprints tailored to the respective socket keep-out zones, they provide full compatibility with tall RAM modules and VGA cards on mini-ITX mainboards. Topped off with the new NF-A9x14 PWM premium fan, the NH-L9 coolers fuse everything users have come to expect from Noctua's larger coolers into a super-compact package for slim HTPC systems.

  • Digital Storm Unveils World’s Thinnest, Most Powerful & Future-proof Gaming PC

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    Digital Storm Unveils Bolt – The World’s Thinnest, Most Powerful & Future-proof Gaming PC

    Custom designed chassis provides thin form factor and future upgradability; while a 4.6GHz overclocked CPU delivers furious performance

    Fremont, Calif. - (October 23, 2012) – Digital Storm, the predominant name in computer system integration and engineering, proudly introduces its slimmest custom designed gaming computer ever - Bolt. With Bolt, Digital Storm gives gamers exactly what they’ve craved: a powerful and affordable gaming PC without the need of a bulky desktop tower.

  • New AMD FX Line-Up Brings Faster Speeds and Higher Performance Core over Previous Generation to PC Enthusiasts and Gamers

    New AMD FX Line-Up Brings Faster Speeds and Higher Performance Core over Previous Generation to PC Enthusiasts and Gamers

    The Guinness World Record-holding AMD FX Series Delivers a Stunning PC Experience with up to Eight Unlocked “Piledriver” Cores Running up to 4.2 GHz

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Oct. 23, 2012 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced an update to the Guinness World Record-setting1 AMD FX family of central processing units (CPUs) that continues the brand’s history of delivering a fully unlocked and customizable experience for performance desktop PC users. At the heart of the latest AMD FX processor is the new “Piledriver” multi-core architecture that offers up to a 15 percent increase in performance at a lower price than the previous generation2 – with the highest-performing AMD FX processors starting at less than $200. The increased performance from the latest architecture is designed for multi-threaded applications like content creation, video and audio encoding, and games, allowing users extreme responsiveness and mega-tasking performance.

  • New AMD Tablet APU Lands in Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q572

    New AMD Tablet APU Lands in Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q572

    Latest Collaboration Maximizes Productivity and Portability

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    Sunnyvale, Calif. — Oct. 22, 2012 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that its AMD Z-60 accelerated processing unit (APU) powers the new Fujitsu STYLISTIC® Q572 10.1" tablet, providing quality and performance to professionals on the move. The combination of processor and system design provides users with portability, Windows® compatibility and security in one tablet device. With impressive performance at low power, the AMD Z-60 APU supports unique Fujitsu features like an integrated Smart Card reader and removable battery.

  • Icy Dock is proud to introduce the MB981U3N-1SA USB 3.0 2.5" / 3.5" SATA & IDE Hard Drive Adapter

    Icy Dock is proud to introduce the MB981U3N-1SA USB 3.0 2.5" / 3.5" SATA & IDE Hard Drive Adapter.

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    This adapter is an ultra portable yet space saving solution for users who require high transfer speed with multiple hard drives to swap, whether it is IDE / SATA or a 2.5" / 3.5" form factor.

  • Func paves the road to the top of the gaming industry

    Func paves the road to the top of the gaming industry

    Func presents a refreshed concept with a completely new range of products.

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    October 18, 2012 – Func is paving the road to make it to the top of the gaming industry. Today marks the reintroduction of a refreshed concept coupled with a completely new upcoming range of innovative products.

  • Vantec Power Gem Available Now

    Vantec Power Gem Available Now

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  • V-MODA Unveils Crossfade M-100 Metal, Customizable, Over-Ear Headphones

    V-MODA Unveils Crossfade M-100 Metal, Customizable, Over-Ear Headphones

    Design crowdsourced by the collective brain trust of audiophiles, editors, producers, and DJs brings to life the most versatile headphones ever

    Latest M-Class masterpiece for the modern music aficionado features pure analog soundscape, exquisite style, exotic materials, military-grade durability and unrivaled utility

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    Los Angeles – October 17, 2012 – V-MODA, the multi-platinum selling designer of headphones trusted by the pros and elite, announces the highly-anticipated M-100 headphones designed by and for mobile music enthusiasts. V-MODA uniquely crowd-sourced the input of hundreds of audiophiles, journalists, producers and renowned DJs around the globe after news of M-100 first leaked online. Rather than abolishing the information, V-MODA embraced it and openly interacted on forums and social networks which ultimately transformed into a platform of crowdsourced product development.

  • Patriot Memory Launches The New Gauntlet 320 Portable Wireless External Hard Drive

    Patriot Memory Launches The New Gauntlet 320 Portable Wireless External Hard Drive

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    FREMONT, CALIF., USA – October 16, 2012 - Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and enthusiast computer products today expands its Gauntlet external storage line with the launch of the new Gauntlet 320 portable wireless external hard drive. The Gauntlet 320 includes 320GBs of onboard storage making it the perfect all-in-one wireless storage solution to enhance and expand the limited storage options of devices like tablets, smart phones, and laptops. Providing the ability to carry, stream, and share a massive media and data collection, the Gauntlet 320 will truly cut the cord offering fully portable storage for on the go entertainment or productivity.

  • ADATA Expands Line of Solid State Drives with SP600

    ADATA Expands Line of Solid State Drives with SP600

    New Premier Pro SP600 brings greater economy to SATA 6 Gb/sec speed

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    Taipei, Taiwan - October 16, 2012 - ADATA™ Technology today announces the launch of the SP600 Solid State Drive (SSD), an entry level solution to the SATA 6Gb/sec SSD specification. This move will allow both consumers who are new to SSDs, and also those who are especially cost conscious, to experience the lightning fast speeds of solid state drives at an attractive price point.

  • nTeresting - October 15, 2012 - NVIDIA's Weekly Newsletter

    In this Issue:

    • The Lenovo Yoga 11 enters the Windows RT race as the third NVIDIA-based entry for this cool new version of Windows.
    • Need WHQL drivers for Windows 8? NVIDIA has them well before launch.
    • T3 Magazine’s T3 Gadget Awards were heavy on the Tegra.
    • ShadowGun: DeadZone has hit Open Beta via TegraZone.
    • Borderlands 2 is getting great reviews.  They are even better with PhysX.

     

  • Thermaltake Pushing the Boundary with Evo Blue 2.0

    Thermaltake Pushing the Boundary with Evo Blue 2.0

    Launches the Next Generation Flashy Gaming PSU

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    Taipei, Taiwan - October 15, 2012 - In 2009 with aesthetic design in mind, Thermaltake launched the first gaming PSU series - the Evo Blue which stands out from the crowd with different and refreshing appearance. This fall, Thermaltake launches the next generation gaming PSU series - the Evo Blue 2.0 Series. Evo Blue 2.0 is the world’s first "turbocharged" concept PSU designed for gamers and enthusiasts to take on the growing surge of PC games and gaming hardware.

  • AMD A10-5800K Hits 7.446 GHz on MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Motherboard

    AMD A10-5800K Hits 7.446 GHz on MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Motherboard

    (Taipei – Taiwan) MSI, a world leader in overclocking graphics cards and mainboards is pleased to announce that their brand new FM2-A85XA-G65 has just set a stunning new world-record CPU speed for AMD's new A10 APUs. Featuring MSI's new DigitALL power design with Military Class III components, the FM2-A85XA-G65 was able to smash the current limit and set an astonishing 7.446 GHz clock speed. This all was made possible with high-tech liquid nitrogen cooling of MSI's the newly released processor from AMD and outstanding engineering work on the FM2-A85XA-G65 mainboard.

  • iBUYPOWER Now Offering Pre-Orders On Windows 8

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    El Monte, CA, October 12, 2012 - iBUYPOWER is excited to announce that it is now taking pre-orders on new gaming systems with Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Starting October 12, 2012, customers may pre-order a lightning fast gaming system from iBUYPOWER with the highly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. Pre-ordered systems will be prioritized for delivery after Windows 8 launches.

  • Intel Strives to Educate and Empower Girls Around the World

    Intel Strives to Educate and Empower Girls Around the World

    Intel Advances Commitment through Diverse Partnerships, Including 10x10 Film and Social Action Campaign

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    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 11, 2012 – In celebration of the United Nations' first International Day of the Girl today, Intel Corporation is expanding its global commitment to furthering education for girls and women by announcing multiple strategic partnerships and programs. Millions of girls around the world have limited or no access to education. Intel believes that broader access to education for girls and women will significantly catalyze social progress and help drive worldwide economic growth.

  • Mushkin Introduces New Line of Slim 7mm Chronos Deluxe Drives

    Mushkin Introduces New Line of Slim 7mm Chronos Deluxe™ Drives

    Chronos Deluxe

    Austin, TX – October 10, 2012 – Mushkin, Inc., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, today announced that its new line of slim 7mm Mushkin Chronos Deluxe™ Solid-State Drives (SSDs) geared for the new generation of ultrabooks that has started shipping worldwide.

  • ZOTAC Completes GeForce Kepler Lineup

    ZOTAC Completes GeForce® Kepler Lineup

    New ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 650 Ti series enables gamers to step up to turbocharged GeForce® GTX graphics

    650ti

    HONG KONG – Oct. 09, 2012 – ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and global manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today completes its GeForce® Kepler lineup with the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 650 Ti and GTX 650 Ti AMP! Edition. The new ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 650 Ti series enables gamers to step up toturbocharged GeForce® GTX graphics and embrace the latest epic adventures in stunning detail with best-in-class performance.

  • EVGA Introduces the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti

    EVGA Introduces the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti

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    October 9th, 2012 – If you’re passionate about first-person shooters like Call of Duty, massively multiplayer online games like World of WarCraft, or real-time strategy games like StarCraft II, then GeForce GTX is for you. Turbocharge your experience with the powerful performance of the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti and enjoy the latest games in full 1080P HD with this next-generation NVIDIA Kepler architecture-based GPU.

  • Lian Li Unleashes the PC-D8000

    Lian Li Unleashes the PC-D8000

    Feel the Space

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    October 9, 2012, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co., Ltd, today announces the massive brushed aluminum HPTX supported chassis – PC-D8000. Able to hold up to twenty 3.5” hard drives, two power supplies and one of the largest motherboard form factors on the market, the PC-D8000 has plenty of space to fit all the hardware an enthusiast desires.

  • Thermaltake Level 10 Silver Limited Edition receives prestigious GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2012

    Thermaltake Level 10 Silver Limited Edition receives prestigious GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2012

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    Taipei, Taiwan – October 9, 2012 – Thermaltake Level 10 Silver Limited Edition, the future visualizing gaming station, received an internationally renowned design award, the “GOOD DESIGN Award 2012”. A total of 3,132 entries, Thermaltake Level 10 Silver Limited Edition is one of the 1,108 entries have been granted.  In the previous two years, the jury for the GOOD DESIGN Award also recognised the high design quality of Thermaltake PC chassis by presenting the award to the Level 10 gaming case that began the strategic design collaboration by Thermaltake and BMW Group DesignworksUSA in 2009.

  • ORIGIN PC Launches Turbocharged NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti and A FREE Copy of ASSASSIN'S CREED III

    ORIGIN PC Launches Turbocharged NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti and A FREE Copy of ASSASSIN'S CREED III

    Are You Ready For An American Revolution?

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    Miami, FL – October 9th, 2012, 9:00 A.M. EST— ORIGIN PC announces the launch of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card in their award-winning line of high-performance desktops. In addition, customers who purchase their next ORIGIN PC Desktop with any NVIDIA GeForce GTX Graphics card can choose to receive a free copy of Assassin's Creed III for PC while supplies last. Go back through time to the American Revolution and hunt your enemies across beautiful landscapes with the most highly anticipated game of the year, Assassin's Creed III and step into the leading family of gaming graphics with the new GeForce GTX 650 Ti and its next-gen, NVIDIA Kepler architecture, 1080p HD brilliance, and rock-solid performance.

  • New AMD Z-Series APU for Tablets Enables Immersive Experience for Upcoming Microsoft Windows 8 Platforms

    New AMD Z-Series APU for Tablets Enables Immersive Experience for Upcoming Microsoft Windows 8 Platforms

    Uncompromised Performance and Amazing AMD Radeon Graphics Set the Bar for Highly Portable and Tablet Form Factors

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    SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Oct. 9, 2012— AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced its latest entry in the performance tablet and small form factor PC market with the AMD Z-60 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The AMD Z-60 is AMD’s lowest power APU, delivering unprecedented performance and AMD AllDay™ power for tablet form factors as thin as 10mm. A compelling combination of features, stunning graphics, support for the latest Microsoft Windows® 8 applications and user interfaces, as well as compatibility with Windows® 7 and the full-suite of legacy Windows applications, makes the AMD Z-60 APU an ideal solution for a range of designs.

  • CM Storm Recon Mouse Launched

    CM Storm Recon Mouse Launched

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    Chino, California – October 2nd, 2012 - Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, today adds a formidable new tool of war to its arsenal, the Recon Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse by CM Storm.

  • CM Storm Skorpion Announced

    CM Storm Skorpion Announced

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    Chino, California – October 2nd, 2012 - Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, today of a new must have accessory for your climb up the ranks of professional gaming leagues, the Skorpion.

  • Dual USB Car Charger - In-Car Charger for 2 USB Devices

    Dual USB Car Charger - In-Car Charger for 2 USB Devices

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    Pfäffikon/Switzerland, Sep 26th, 2012 - ARCTIC is pleased to launch the Dual USB Car Charger which allows you to charge your USB gadgets via the cigarette lighter port in your car. Even if you forget to charge your Smartphone, tablet, music player or power bank at home, you can always charge them while you drive.

  • GIGABYTE Launches Next Gen AMD FM2 Series Motherboards

    GIGABYTE Launches Next Gen AMD FM2 Series Motherboards

    Push AMD Trinity APUs to the Max with GI GABYTE’s Ultra Durable™ 5 Digitally Powered FM2 Series Motherboards

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    City of Industry, California, October 2nd 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched its latest FM2 series motherboards supporting next generation AMD A-Series APUs. The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4, the flagship of the GIGABYTE FM2 series, incorporates GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology, digital power delivery and other exclusive features that guarantee you’re getting the most from AMD’s new ‘Trinity’ technology.

  • Cooler Master Announces NotePal I300

    Cooler Master Announces NotePal I300

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    Chino, California – October 2nd, 2012 - Cooler Master, an innovative creator of laptop coolers, Apple accessories, and other mobile products, today reveals a new thin, lightweight, and effective laptop cooling pad, the NotePal I300.

  • Be First In Line To Get Windows 8 With ORIGIN PC!

    Be First In Line To Get Windows 8 With ORIGIN PC!

    Avoid the rush and don't get caught in a backlog. No lines or camping out necessary.

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    Miami, FL – October 2, 2012, 9:00 A.M. EST— ORIGIN PC is now taking orders for Microsoft's highly anticipated, Windows 8 operating system. Starting today, customers can now select Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro to be installed on any new ORIGIN Desktop or EON Laptop orders and be one of the first to ship on the official launch date of October 26th. The wait is over and ORIGIN PC will begin building your system now! Avoid the rush and backlog of waiting for October 26th. Order your next ORIGIN PC with Windows 8 today!

  • Noctua introduces 40, 60 and 92mm A-series fans

    Noctua introduces 40, 60 and 92mm A-series fans

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    Vienna, October 2nd 2012 - Noctua today introduced the first three models of its new A-series of premium quality quiet fans: The NF-A4x10, NF-A6x25 and NF-A9x14 all feature Noctua's novel AAO frames and the series' signature Flow Acceleration Channels for reduced boundary layer separation and improved aerodynamic efficiency. Reference class SSO2 bearing and 6 years manufacturer's warranty make the new models a stand-out choice for all noise-sensitive 40, 60 and 92mm applications.

  • Lian Li Announces PC-7H Mid Tower Chassis

    Lian Li Announces PC-7H Mid Tower Chassis

    Elegant Design, Simple Functionality

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    October 2, 2012, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co., Ltd, today announces a new brushed aluminum mid tower chassis – PC-7H. Supporting ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, the elegant PC-7H gives DIY builders a simple yet functional design with many tool-less options.

  • Icy Dock Enclosure Blowout Sale for October 2012

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  • Origin PC is Now Shipping the Latest NVIDIA Mobile Graphics Cards

    Origin PC is Now Shipping the Latest NVIDIA Mobile Graphics Cards

    Including the Nvidia GeForce GTX 675MX, the GeForce GTX 670mx and the First Ever Kepler Based Mobile Quadro Card, the Nvidia Quadro K3000M

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    Miami, FL, ORIGIN PC announces the availability of NVIDIA's latest mobile graphics cards for their award-winning EON laptops.  The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX, the GeForce GTX670MX and the first ever Kepler based mobile QUADRO card, the NVIDIA QUADRO K3000M graphics cards are shipping now. With higher GDDR5 graphics memory and more CUDA cores than before, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX and the GeForce GTX 670MX provide smoother and better mobile gaming experiences than their predecessors. Professionals, artists and enthusiasts will also be able to enjoythe benefits of the new, Kepler based NVIDIA QUADRO K3000M with the latest CUDA technology providing a parallel-computing architecture that combines advanced visualization and computes features to significantly accelerate professional workflows. With its fast 3D texture transfer rate and manipulation of 3D textures, the K3000M provides a more interactive visualization of large volumetric datasets for everyday working professionals.   

  • SAPPHIRE Launches PURE PLATINUM A85XT mainboard

    SAPPHIRE Launches PURE PLATINUM A85XT mainboard

    Support for new AMD Trinity Series APU

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    SAPPHIRE Technology, a leading manufacturer and global supplier of graphics, mainboard and multimedia solutions has just announced a new mainboard developed to support the latest Trinity family of APUs from AMD.

  • New AMD A-Series Processors Bring Faster Speeds, High Core Count and AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series Graphics to Do-It-Yourself PC Enthusiasts and Gamers

    New AMD A-Series Processors Bring Faster Speeds, High Core Count and AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series Graphics to Do-It-Yourself PC Enthusiasts and Gamers

    With up to 4 “Piledriver” Cores, 4.2 GHz of Processing Speed and the New FM2 Infrastructure, the Latest AMD APUs Enable an Immersive Microsoft Windows 8 experience and an Easy Upgrade Path

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    SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Oct. 2, 2012 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced retail and distribution channel availability of its second generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for desktop, small form-factor and home theater PCs. These new APUs target do-it-yourself (DIY) PC builders, mainstream gamers and value-added resellers who want to upgrade their PC infrastructure with affordable performance, discrete-level graphics, multiple cores and fast processing for outstanding responsiveness.

  • Sharkoon Launches Wireless Xtatic Air Headset

    A new wireless headset compatible with PS3 and Xbox from Sharkoon is now available powered by two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries providing wireless gaming session for up to 10 hours. See More

  • SteelSeries Call of Duty: Black Ops II Gaming Gear

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    Steel Series is well known for higher end, premium quality gaming peripherals, announced a new line of professional gaming grade Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Gaming Mouse, and 3 different styles of high performance Call of Duty®: Black Ops II QcK Mousepads, to be assured of optimized game-play when Call of Duty: Black Ops II becomes available November 13 2013. See More

  • In the Game #2 - Top 5 Games that Need to be Revived

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    In the spirit of the Halloween season, Ron and Eric discuss their Top 5 game titles that need to come back from the dead while inside a Zerg lair. Plenty of older franchises are currently enjoying another shot at glory with HD remakes. What titles do you think are worthy of a revival and deserve comeback?

  • New Version of CPU-Z 1.62 Available for Download

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    Probably one of the most common apps that many savvy PC users always have on hand is CPU-Z. With several changes in hardware processors recently, CPU-Z has been recently updated to CPU-Z 1.62, and the new version support AMD “Vishera” processors along with the upcoming Intel Haswell and Ivy Bridge E/EP processors.

  • CM Announces Seidon 120M CPU Cooler

    Cooler Master is adding a new self-contained liquid cooler to their CPU cooler family, dubbed the Seidon120M. The new Seidon 120M is completely maintenance free for worry-free usage. See More

  • Intel 335 SSDs Announced

    A new SSD series from Intel has been announced featuring 20nm NAND Flash memory, the most efficient multi-level NAND on the market. The first Intel 335 SSD comes in 240GB capacities and performs 500 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) sequential reads and 450 MB/s sequential writes. See More

  • NZXT Kraken All-in-One Liquid CPU Coolers Launched

    While there are plenty of self-contained liquid CPU coolers available out there, NZXT is releasing two unique 140mm and 280mm coolers for superior performance, outfitted with 140mm PWM fans. See More

  • Acer Delays Windows RT Tablets Until 2Q13

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    Acer was one of the first companies to criticize Microsoft for moving into the hardware arena, and competing with it partner's mobile devices. Acer now plans to give themselves a bit of time to see how Microsoft’s new Windows RT operating system fares along with the Surface Tablet.

  • iStrike Shuttle Miniature Aerial Vehicle 'Bombs' Balls on Office Enemies

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    There are several miniature aerial vehicles available to iOS users, that fall into the category of of 'office weaponry', or 'airborne gizmo' for lack of a better classification. Dream Cheeky which is already known as a purveyor of office weaponry, get into the mix with it latest airborne gizmo called the iStrike Shuttle, which is capable of dropping a ping-pong ball on a hapless and unfortunate co-workers.

  • AMD to Complement x86-based Offerings with New Processors Based on ARM 64-bit Technology

    AMD made a bold move today by announcing manufacturing plans for 64-bit ARM-based processors which will be highly-integrated, 64-bit multicore System-on-a-Chip (SoC) optimized for the dense, energy-efficient servers. The announcement was made in San Francisco with representatives from AMD, Amazon, Dell, Facebook and Red Hat discussing the opportunies this news creates. See More

  • Cooler Master Introduces Introducing the CUBE and CLUTCH Tablet Stands

    Not much is required from a stand for your tablet or computer, but durability is key as you don't want to entrust your $300-600 new gadget on a stand that cannot support its weight properly. This is where Cooler Master's new Clutch and Cube stand and mounting systems come in to play, made from high quality materials and crafted with careful consideration. See More

  • PDXLan Encourages Gamers to Give with Charity Food Drive

    As if the act of charity wasn't reward in and of itself, PDXLan this year is also improving their Charity Food Drive to provide more prizes and unlocks for charitable contributors, so they can perhaps be even more giving this year. See More

  • NVIDIA nTeresting - October 27, 2012 - Weekly Newsletter

    This week in nTeresting news: Tegra and Windows 8 performance, Kepler finds home in new Apple iMacs, CUDA5 is here to unleash Kepler's computing power and NVIDIA moves four spots up in Newsweek's Greenest US company rankings for 2012. See More

  • CrowdStrike Security Hires U.S. Air Force Info Warfare Expert

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    Looks like some new effective offensive -style action is about to take place on behalf of some corporate clients that are fed up with the never ending attacks by malicious hackers, that create havoc, and threaten cybersecurity.

  • NVIDIA Kepler Delivers Unprecedented Efficiency and performance Upgrade to World's Fastest Supercomputer

    I'm sure you have been concerned about upgrading your desktop every few years due to incoming obsolescence and it just simply isn't fast enough anymore. Now imagine that on a grand scale with the amount of computing power required in a super computer.  Upgrading something like that certainly isn't as easy as going into a store and choosing components from the rack.  In fact it takes a lot of planning and careful consideration before the right parts are chosen for the job.

  • Cougar Announces New RX Power Supply Series

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    COUGAR announced earlier today, the release of the RX power Supply series that is primarily targeted at entry level gamers and PC enthusiasts. Both  the RX 500 CGR R-500 (500W),and RX 600 CGR R-600 (600W)  PSUs are 80Plus certificated, and 82% efficient with the Dynamic Dual 12V design.

  • IBM Research Labs Announce Nanotube Technology Breakthrough

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    Eventually silicon based technology will run out of steam, and in the hunt for newer technology to replace today's silicon chips, IBM researchers, have proudly announced that they have pushed carbon nanotube technology (CNT) a significant step ahead.

  • New Revamped Version of AIDA64 v2.70 With AMD 'Vishera' Support

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    Look into any savvy PC enthusiast's suite of diagnostic and benchmarking tools, and you will most likely find AIDA 64. FinalWire announces the release of a totally revamped AIDA64 v2.70 with support for the new AMD “Vishera” and "Trinity" CPUs with optimized 64-bit benchmarks for the new FM2 mainboards, the latest GeForce and Quadro graphics accelerators by NVIDIA, and a slew of new feature and improvements, that make AIDA64 application a mainstay in the industry for both home and business users. See More

  • HiTechLegion State of the Legion Volume 4

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    Tune-In and check out this week's latest State of the Legion Volume 4 Episode, where Paul explains HiTechLegion's Mission Statement, Review Philosophy the main website and forum layout and ,”Why Things' Are The Way They Are “ at HiTechLegion. Since many of the submitted questions are answered in this episode, be sure to watch till the very end for the latest updates.

  • New Upgraded Version TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.6.6

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    Serious enthusiasts commonly use basis monitoring utilities such as GPU-Z . The new updated version of GPU-Z v0.6.6, includes many new 'bug-fixes', support for the NVIDIA Tesla M2070 graphics card, and the light weight and free application from TechPowerUp will give you all the information about your video card.

  • Free Windows 8 Pro Media Centre Windows Pro Upgrade

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    For those that are upgrading to Windows 8, for a limited time you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for a special price of $39.99 via direct download or have Windows 8 Pro shipped to you for $69.99. Yet unlike Windows 7, users maybe looking for the Windows Media Center (WMC). This software will allow you to watch and record live TV shows with appropriate hardware.

  • New Hydro Series H55 H60 Coolers From Corsair

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    Fans of self-contained hydro coolers are sure to take notice of 2 new Hydro Series of CPU Coolers from Corsair the H55 and H60. The H55 is based on the 4th generation cold plate and the Hydro Series H60 users the latest in clod plate, manifold, improved fan technology with larger diameter tubing to increase coolant flow and performance.See More

  • Is There Going To Be SP2 for Windows 7?

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    Now that Windows 8 is out, many users are still in favor of staying with Windows 7. Sources, like The Register have indicated that there will be no plans from Microsoft to offer a second Windows 7 Serve Pack (SP)., which would be breaking the cycle of the normal progression of updating Windows.

  • Cisco Predicts Cloud Traffic to Reach 6.6 Zettabytes by 2016

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    Some folks are not actaully concerned with things like exabytes, or zettabyes, or what goes on somewhere up in the cloud. The Big Boys like Microsoft, Apple,Amazon,and Google are changing the way mainstream consumers connect via mobile devices, so what about all that global could traffic, and cloud readiness to handle all that data?. After al,l it is virtually coming and going from somewhere?

  • Windows 8 'Surfaces' to Bridge The Gap Between PC and Tablets

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    After two years of work, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer celebrated the imminent release of the new Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft has totally redesigned the system, and the dramatic overall will also allow Windows 8 to run on the increasingly popular touch-screen tablets, as well as PCs.

  • Record Breaking LN2 Session - EVGA Eclipses the Competition Contest and Giveaway

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    You have to admit, that not everyone is able to get the World Record Breaking results that a world renown overclocker like Vince “k|ngp|n” Lucido can get out hardware using Liquid Nitrogen! Such achievements must be seen to be believed ! and to celebrate the World Record Breaking Event, EVGA is launching a EVGA 3D Eclipse Contest and Giveaway for the rest of the enthusiast community. See More

  • In the Game #1 - Top 5 Classic PC Games

    What titles make up your top classic PC games list? In this week's Top 5 topic, Ron and Eric discuss their picks. Criteria for the title to qualify in the list is that It has to be at least 10 years old from the time of this recording (Oct. 19, 2012) and can still be an enjoyable game to play today. Also news discussion in this episode: Battlefield 3 Aftermath, Hawken Beta, Dishonored, Doom 3 BFG Edition.

  • Google Play Gaming Features Two New Revolutionary Games

    Bane of Yoto and Crazy Machines Golden Gears THD now available- Dazzling visuals and innovative gameplay set these two games apart from the pack. Enhanced with Tegra 3-exclusive features such as dynamic shadows, enhanced bloom, volumetric particles and fog effects and true-to-life physics behaviour, Crazy Machines Golden Gears is non-stop fun in puzzle form. The challenges are unique and solved differently unlike other puzzle games of old. Developed by Fakt Software, the game is free-to-play with in-app purchases.

  • NVIDIA Powers Amazing MS Windows 8 Experiences

    Windows 8 is still fresh but NVIDIA has their full range ready for the new operating system. Extensive range of products including tablets, desktop PCs, video cards, laptops and other mobile devices utilizing NVIDIA's GPU are ready for Microsoft's latest OS. See More

  • Apple Unveils mini-iPad - Takes on Kindle Fire and Nexus Tablets

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    Apple Inc. took the wraps off its new reincarnation of the iPad , and is expected to sell the smaller 7.9-inch tablet to compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire, Nexus 7 and other tablets on Friday. Demanding a higher than expected price tag of $329, some are concerned that could curb demand.

  • Rosewill Introduces Pair of 80 Plus Platinum Power Supplies

    A pair of 80 Plus Platinum power supplies have been announced by Rosewill as the latest addition to their PSU line. The SilentNight model has a fanless design and comes in a 500W model, while the Tachyon is available in 550W through 1000W models. See More

  • EVGA SuperNOVA NEX650 and NEX750 Announced

    Two new power supplies join EVGA's SuperNOVA PSU line: the NEX750 and NEX650. Both have modular cables, use high-quality Japanese capacitors and utilize a high-amperage multi-rail design. See More

  • ADATA Launches GoMobile Website

    A-DATA is launching GoMobile-- the industry's first mobile device optimization website, helping users find compatible memory/storage solutions for their particular device. To celebrate the launch, A-DATA is having a giveaway from October 23 through November 4 and lucky winners have a chance to win a 256GB SSD, 32GB memory cards, as well as 32GB flash drives. See More

  • MSI G-Series Laptops Ready for Windows 8

    MSI wants the world to know that their G-series range of notebooks and laptops are ready for Microsoft's Windows 8. The G-series line feature NVIDIA's Kepler GPUs as well as Killer E2200 gaming network and Steelseries backlit keyboards. See More

  • OtterBox iPad Mini Cases Now Available

    OtterBox is well-known for their mobile protection products so it comes as no surprise when they have announced that they have a new line that fits perfectly on the recently released Apple iPad mini. See More

  • Ubuntu Tweak Resurrected - Gets Back New Life After Public Outcry

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    Funny how familiar a certain app can be just the 'thing' to setup an operating system and 'tweak' the interface as desired. User of the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, have relied on the free Ubuntu Tweak application, and may have been shocked to see the previous news posted on Friday, that ongoing development for the Ubuntu Tweak project may be shutting down.

  • More Kepler GeForce Performance For Apple's New iMacs

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    Certainly may tech enthusiasts at one time or another, have acknowledged that Apple has certainty has a knack when it comes to designing exciting new products, that are also thinner and lighter and deliver more performance than the generation they replace. For example,take the new iMac.

  • Xoxide 2012 Halloween Sale

    Halloween is right around the corner and you really shouldn't limit all the dress-up fun just to yourself and your pets, your computer needs to sport a new Halloween inspired look as well with the help of Xoxide's Halloween sale. See More

  • New GeForce 310.33 Beta Drivers Boost Performance

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    NVIDIA announced today that the new NVIDIA GeForce 310.33 beta drivers are now available to download. The new GeForce 310.33 beta drivers are recommended for all Kepler users, and featuring GTX 600 Series performance improvements of up to 15%.

  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Drivers Released

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    AMD recently announce the they have resealed AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Drivers. Owners of the newer AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series of graphic cards are sure to notice the significant boost in performance the new Catalyst 12.11 Beta Drivers will deliver.

  • Digital Storm "Bolt" - The New Standard for Slim Gaming Power

    Looking for a powerful gaming PC can deliver the goods, while being an affordable and gaming rig without being a conventional bulky desktop tower? Digital Storm unleashes Bolt, with a totally new slim chassis designed from the ground up to encase the fastest components, keep them cool and with a smaller footprint. See More

  • Noctua Unveils NH-L9 Low Profile Coolers

    Noctua has unveiled their latest NH-L9 coolers tailored for small form factor and ITX systems. It will come in an Intel and an AMD variant designated as NH-L9i and NH-L9a respectively. MSRP is set at $47.90 USD. See More

  • AMD "Piledriver" FX Processor Line-up Launched

    The next generation FX processors from AMD are now available, featuring the new "Piledriver" multi-core architecture improving performance while offered at an enticingly affordable price point. See More

  • Ooo-Nooo! Amazon Erases Customers Kindle

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    Ohh-Nooooo! Apparently Amazon allegedly erased the entire contents of a customers Kindle without providing adequate information as to why this action was taken.Norwegian tech writer Martin Bekkelund writes on his blog, that a friend of his (Linn),and Amazon Customer,had discovered that her Kindle had been inexplicably wiped clean and her account had been closed. Ohh-Nooooo!!

  • New Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q572 powered by AMD APU

    The new STYLISTIC® Q572 10.1" tablet from Fujitsu is powered by AMD's Z-60 APU, delivering rich Windows 7 and 8 performance under even the most demanding graphic applications. See More

  • Most Businesses Will Not Be Early Adopters Of Windows 8

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    Once upon a time..., the launch of a totally new Windows operating system was a huge deal for many of the tech departments in a many businesses. Many experts are now saying that the Microsoft Corp's release of Windows 8 on Friday, will not be that a big of a deal and some may never adopt.

  • Samsung Display Leaving Apple's Primary Supply Chain

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    The Korean Times reported earlier today, that Samsung Display will no longer be making the LCD panels for Apple. Apparently Samsung is no longer able to make as much from the profits, as they previously made due to the iPhone maker's stiff supply chain management.

  • Icy Dock MB981U3N-1SA HDD Adapter Announced

    Icy Dock's latest product is an ultra-portable adapter for IDE and SATA drives dubbed the MB981U3N-1SA. The MB981U3N-1SA supports both 2.5" and 3.5" form factor IDE as well as SATA drives. See More

  • Giants of Tech Hit Slump With Mobile Revolution

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    Even though mobile computing devices like smartphones and tablets maybe considered as the future for technology, many companies are struggling to maintain consistent revenues, such as Intel, Microsoft, AMD, and Google Inc.

  • EVGA Releases Precision X 3.0.4 - Ultimate GeForce Controller

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    EVGA launched its New Next Generation of GPU overclocking software , EVGA Precision X. -The Ultimate GeForce Controller, that has been redesigned from the ground up to support the latest in GPU technologies.

  • Microsoft's Closest Allies Cautious About Windows 8

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    Well is sure does not seem that many PC enthusiasts, hard core power users, and gamers alike are very excited and looking optimistically forward to Windows 8. It would be a safe bet that Microsoft's longtime partner, Intel is on guard and cautiously watching too.

  • Vantec Announces Availability of Power Gem 3500

    Vantec's new Power Gem 3500 portable battery is now available, providing up to 18+ hours of talk time to phones, 23+ hours of video, and up to 85+ hours of music playback all in a 113mm x 59mm x 15mm form factor. See More

  • Amazon Making Big Splash with Whispercast and Kindle Devices

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    Amazon.com Inc has announced the launch of a new service called Whispercast, to help schools and workplaces manage fleets of Kindle devices for both students and employees from one central location, while selling the devices at bulk discounts and managing the distribution of future e-books sales.

  • V-MODA Announces Crossfade M-100 Headphones

    V-MODA has announced the availability of the M-100 Headphones, designed for over-the-head usage and user customizable. The M-100 Headphone has a pair of 50mm Dual-Diaphragm Drivers (patent pending) and will be available for $300 in three colors: White Silver, Matte Black and Shadow. See More

  • Latest Updated Core Temp 1.0 RC4

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    One of the most important tools that would likely to be found in any PC enthusiasts or gamers arsenal of utilities to monitor and performance tune a system would be an application like Core Temp, which has been updated to Core Temp 1.0 RC4.

  • Best Buy Insignia Flex Android Tablet $239-$259 Report

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    Best Buy had announce that it is planning to sell its own tablet, the Android based “Insignia Flex”, for a retail price of $239 to $259, positioning themselves in direct competition with Apple Inc. and the Amazon Kindle.

  • Sapphire Fright Night Contest - Oct 15 to 31, 2012

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    Halloween is almost here and Sapphire Memory wants you to enjoy the experience with a brand new Sapphire HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X graphics card as well as other prizes from Thermaltake.

  • Patriot Gauntlet 320 Wireless Enclosure Now Available

    Patriot Memory's Gauntlet wireless enclosure now comes in a model with a 320GB HDD pre-installed inside. The Gauntlet 320 has an MSRP of $159 USD and features the same wireless storage convenience that users enjoyed from the Gauntlet Node. See More

  • ADATA Premiere Pro SP600 SSDs Announced

    A-DATA's solid-state drive lineup expands further with the announcement of the new Premiere Pro SP600 line, delivering affordable SATA3 6Gbps speeds to the entry level SSD market. See More

  • Cloudy PC Sales Forecast For Rest of 2012

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    Due to a troubled global economy and the growing popularity of tablets, like Apple iPad, it would appear that there would be a fundamental shift overall in mainstream consumer computing. Both Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) had previous hopes for a revival in PC demands later this year, however Intel is forecasting a dim outlook for PC sales for the rest of 2012.

  • World Record Performance For AMD A10-5800K and MSI FM2-A85XA-G65

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    AMD's A10-5800K Trinity absolutely shines on a MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Motherboard, while setting a new world record new world-record for outstanding performance for the new APUs with a blistering liquid nitrogen cooled 7.44GHz clock speed!See More

  • Thermaltake Evo Blue 2.0 Power Supplies Launched

    Thermaltake is launching their update to their first gaming oriented PSU series dubbed "Evo Blue 2.0" rated 80 Plus Gold and will come in 850W, 750W and 650W models. The Evo Blue 2.0 PSUs will also have something called a "Turbo Charge" button that delivers an extra 100W of power when triggered. See More

  • NVIDIA nTeresting - October 15, 2012 - Weekly Newsletter

    In this week's nTeresting news: NVIDIA Windows 8 WHQL drivers out ahead of release, Tegra continues to rack up awards and the Borderlands 2 reviews are in. See More

  • iBUYPOWER Now Offering Pre-Orders for Windows 8

    Users and manufacturers alike are anticipating the release of Microsoft's latest operating system and iBUYPOWER is no different, now accepting pre-orders for Windows 8 loades systems with prioritized delivery set shortly right after launch date. See More

  • Sapphire and CM Manic Weekend Giveaway - Oct 12-14

    Sapphire Technologies has teamed up with Cooler Master for a massive weekend giveaway. The event runs from October 12, 2012 until October 14, 2012 and all that is required from users is an active Facebook account.

  • Mega Stomp Panic For The Halloween Scene

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    With the Halloween just around the corner, now would actually be a pretty good time to think about getting your consume together. Making sure that a costume is authentic can be a challenge for anyone, fortunately the folks at ThinkGeek have designed an "Audio Reality Costume."which can enhance the ultimate Halloween costume by adding some authentic audio synced to your movements.

  • Wave of Hand eyeSight Mobile Technology

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    Imagine being able to answer a call, or silence an incoming call, turn the pages of an e-book,, control a presentation, or better yet ...map specific keyboard shortcuts or mouse actions to the simple gestures of the hand with a wave,flick-of-the -wrist, finger pointing?!?, and of course,...thumbs up ! :)

  • Intel Advances Commitment to Empowering Women Worldwide

    Intel is commited to education and in celebration of the UN's International Day of the Girl, Intel expands their initiatives to furthering the education of girls worldwide. Intel is collaborating with partners and policy makers to shed a light on the issues that need to be addressed and the economic benefits of an educated female population. See More

  • Computing in Bed With The ErgoArc Laptop Tray Desk

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    From high-tech lighting schemes for e-Readers, to specialized stands for laptops, and more for those that must, or just prefer to use portable computers in bed. Now there’s another option for reclining laptop users – the ErgoArc.

  • Lenovo Tops HP in Global Market PC Sales

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    According to data released from research house Gartner on Wednesday, China's Lenovo Group Ltd had topped Hewlett-Packard Co to actually become the worlds' No. 1 PC maker in the third quarter.

  • Day Old Firefox 16 Gets Patched and Updated

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    Just a day after Mozilla released its latest Firefox browser (version 16) Mozilla temporarily pulled the plug on the download after a major security flaw was discovered.

  • Boost Performance With AMD Radeon RAMDisk

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    Readers can easily recall reading about the AMD branded memory receiving excellent praise from HTL staff reviewer George Cella earlier this year, and AMD announced today that they have teamed up with Dataram software to give systems even more flexibility and performance with a RAMDisk.

  • Slim 7mm Chronos Deluxe Drives Announced

    Mushkin's new Chronos Deluxe SSDs are some of the slimmest in the market at only 7mm thick, coming in at 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities and will carry a 3-year warranty. See More

  • New ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti series Launched

    Zotac has introduced three new additions to the Kepler family with their GTX 650Ti line, including an AMP! Edition as well as two 941MHz models in standard 1GB or 2GB variety. See More

  • NVIDIA Rolls out Windows 8 Compatible 306.97 WHQL Drivers

    In preparation for the upcoming Windows 8 launch, NVIDIA has rolled out the latest GeForce 306.97 drivers compatible with the new OS. This latest update ensures up-to-date gaming compatibility with the new platform and for NVIDIA GeForce users.

  • Bad Piggy Malware For Unwary Google Chrome Users

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    Somehow over 82,000 Google Chrome uses were mislead into thinking that were actually downloading a free copy of the popular latest game title from Rovio “Bad Piggies”, instead they actually had been spoofed into installing a malicious browser plug-in from the Chrome web store.

  • Txtr Beagle! - A Low Cost eReader For the Masses

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    A German ebook developer, Txtr, unveiled a new eReader called the Beagle, which is not only one of the smallest readers in the world, the no frills reader just may be the most in-expensive of its kind, with prices expected to be less than 10 euros or $13 dollars when it hits the market.

  • EVGA Announces Four GeForce GTX 650 Ti Models

    EVGA is releasing four variants of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX650Ti ranging from the regular 1GB version at $149 all the way to the 2GB SSC version which comes bundled with Assassin's Creed III at $179. See More

  • Thermaltake Level 10 Silver LE receives GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2012

    Thermaltake's limited edition Silver Level 10 case has received the prestigious Good Design Award 2012, adding to a host of other design awards that the Thermaltake and BMW collaboration project has accumulated since 2009. See More

  • Lian Li Announces Massive PC-D8000 Case

    Lian Li has announced the availability of the PC-D8000 case, a gigantic 15.9” x 24.7” x 22.5” aluminum enclosure that can hold twenty 3.5” hard drives, two power supplies and HPTX motherboard form factors. See More

  • Assassin's Creed 3 FREE with OriginPC GTX 650Ti Desktops

    OriginPC customers ordering new systems with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti GPU are entitled to a FREE copy of Assassin's Creed III once it goes to retail on November 20. See More

  • AMD's Z-60 Series APUs Powers Latest Tablet Technology

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    AMD announced the launch of the New Z-Series of Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for tablets, mobile devices other hybrid desktops in time to coincide with launch of Windows 8 later this month. The Z-60, APU, codenamed 'Hondo', has been designed to be an ultra low power, high performing chip expecting to deliver a maximum experience with extended battery life.

  • AMD Z-60 APU Announced for Tablets and Portable Devices

    AMD continues their APU expansion line with the introduction of their lowest power APU yet, designed to deliver superior battery performance, excellent graphics and Windows 8 support for Tablets and Portable devices. See More

  • Duo Pinball Bumps and Tilts Flipping Control For the iPad

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    Users of the iPad that occasionally like to play some games are in for some pretty good new as far as adding a new physical controller to further enhance their gaming experience, especially if they are fans of playing pinball.

  • Draconian Cybercrime Law Passed in the Philippines

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    News from Manila reports that Philippine President Benigno Aquino, is actively defending the new Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 against a storm of protest from critics, and civil rights groups, that say it will severely suppress online freedoms, and intimidate web users into a state of self censorship.

  • Musical Downloading Pirates in America

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    With recent news about stiff penalties and jail time for illegal downloads of music files elsewhere like in Japan, What about some other parts of the world where pirates are known to be at bay, while riding the torrents and getting their tunes?

  • Facebook Milestone! Over One Billion Active Users

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    Just when you thought you had seen enough of Facebook, there always just little bit more to Like. Earlier in September, the social media network juggernaut had a reached a new plateau with over one billion active users.

  • CM Storm Introduces Recon Gaming Mouse

    Cooler Master has expanded their CM Storm gaming mouse lineup with the release of the new CM Storm Recon, an ambidextrous mouse utilizing Avago's latest 3090 optical sensor. See More

  • An Autonomous Honey of a Bee Brain Flying Robot!

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    Scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex are undertaking an ambitious project to advance the current understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how animals think. The research team plans to build an accurate computer model similar to the system within the brain that governs a honey bee's vision and sense of smell.

  • Lenovo To Open Its First Plant in USA

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    Lenovo had announced yesterday that would be opening its first PC production plant in the United States, with operations expected to begin next year in 2013. Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's No.2 PC maker, says that the new facility would create 115 jobs for those in Whitsett, North Carolina.

  • Cooler Master Launches CM Storm Skorpion

    Cords can be really annoying, especially when you are a hardcore gamer. Unfortunately, there aren't that many great cordless input devices to choose from and they are also quite expensive. Cooler Master is introducing the CM Storm Skorpion cable management system to alleviate this problem. See More

  • GIGABYTE Announces Next Gen AMD FM2 Series Motherboards

    Gigabyte announces the release of their latest Ultra Durable 5 motherboard line for AMD's FM2 platform, offering outstanding value and overclockability. See More

  • Arctic Launches Dual USB Car Charger

    Arctic is announcing the availability of their new dual USB charger for your car so you can charge your phones or multimedia devices while traveling. See More

  • Stiff Jail Time Awaits Illegal Downloaders in Japan

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    After some strong armed lobbying by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ),illegal downloads of copyrighted content will no longer be a civil offense. New anti-piracy legislation was passed with some of the stiffest civil penalties and that downloading unauthorized material could result in a jail sentence.

  • Cooler Master Introduces NotePal I300

    Boasting a slim 1.4" thick, lightweight design, Cooler Master's new Notepal i300 is perfect for up to 17" laptops and cools effectively with a 160mm fan situated in the middle. See More

  • Noctua A-series Fans Announced

    Silent cooling expert Noctua has released three small new fans as part of their A-series line, designed for small-form factor systems and to replace noisy low profile HTPC stock fans. See More

  • Lian Li Introduces PC-7H Mid-tower Case

    Lian Li rolls out their latest Aluminum mid-tower chassis: the PC-7H, featuring dual 140mm front fan intake and a rear 120mm exhaust fan preinstalled. The PC-7H supports enthusiasts class video cards up to 400mm long and CPU coolers up to 170mm tall. See More

  • Origin PC System Orders Now Includes Windows 8 Option

    Windows 8 is coming out very soon and OriginPC is now taking orders for ready made systems with the latest Microsoft operating system already installed. Be the first on the block to see what the new Windows 8 has in store. See More

  • Sharp's New 5-inch 1080p 443ppi Smartphone Display

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    Sharp announced yesterday that they had began production of what could be called the next-generation of smartphone displays. The new 5-inch 1080p displays feature almost a full HD-LCD TVs resolution at 1,080 x 1,920 with a pixel density of 443ppi.

  • Law Enforcing RoboCop Could be Patrolling the Future

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    Sometimes we are not all that surprised to see what sci-fi wonder or cyber-robo-something that once appeared in a fantasy on the Hollywood silver screen, may actually one day make its way into everyday life.

  • Massive Icy Dock October Blowout Sale

    For the month of October 2012, Icy Dock is launching a massive blow out sale featuring up to $30 mail-in-rebate on select items. Some items even come with additional FREE mounting trays. Sale ends October 31, 2012. See More

  • Origin PC is Now Shipping the Latest NVIDIA Mobile GPUs

    NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 675MX, GeForce GTX670MX and the first ever Kepler based mobile QUADRO card, the NVIDIA QUADRO K3000M are now available and shipping with Origin PC's laptops. These GPUs are perfect for professionals on-the-go who require powerful compute capabilities for large volumetric data sets. See More

  • Sapphire Announces PURE Platinum A85XT Motherboard

    Coinciding with the launch of AMD's latest Trinity series APUs, Sapphire is announcing the availability of the Pure Platinum A85XT motherboard which is outfitted with all the latest technologies supported in the A85X chipset as well other high-end features associated with Sapphire's motherboard line. See More

  • Second Generation AMD A-Series APUs for the Desktop Launched

    AMD officially announces the new FM2 platform and the latest APUs that go along with it, delivering superior graphical performance and lower power consumption compared to previous generation Llano platform. See More

  • Happy 30th Birthday To the Compact Disc!

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    Just 30 years ago, the music industry changed forever when on Ocober1st.1982 the first commercial music compact disc was released. The album that went on sale that day to public, and if you're still young enough to remember ...

  • White House Becomes Target of Cyber Attack

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    Earlier on Monday, a senior administration official announced that the White House's computer system was targeted in a cyber attack, fortunately no classified systems had been compromised and breached ...at least this time.

  • Thermaltake V3 BlacX Edition Chassis Released

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    Imperial Mark of the V series

    The aesthetic Thermaltake V3 BlacX Edition Chassis

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    Taipei, Taiwan ?October 6, 2011?Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand in thermal solutions, carrying the corporate vision of “building Thermaltake Technology into a cultural brand for the enjoyment of entertainment, e-Sports, technology, and lifestyle" and continues to drive toward the corporate mission of “delivering the perfect user experience" on all segment of the market. The newest member of the Thermaltake V series family – the aesthetic V3 BlacX Edition chassis is an evolution of V3 Black Edition Chassis with the   BlacX docking station which offers advocates who desire an incredible value with an extra touch.  

  • QNAP Monthly Newsletter October 2011

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    QNAP Monthly Newsletter October 2011

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    Speed up the business with virtualization-ready TurboNAS TS-x79Series.

    More and more businesses leverage server virtualization to decrease hardware expenditure while maintaining equivalent productivity. The QNAP Turbo NAS TS-x79 series is with 10GbE capability, and is VMwareR Ready, CitrixR XenServer Ready, and WindowsR Hyper-V compliant. The series is ideal for providing network shared storage for virtual server environments; the redundant power supplies ensure continuous system up-time.

  • Thermaltake Announces New Contac Series CPU Air Coolers

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    Commitment of Value and Performance to all System!

    New members of the Thermaltake Contac Series -The Contac 39 and Contac 30 CPU air cooling

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    Taipei, Taiwan - October 31, 2011- Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand in thermal solutions with the mission of “delivering the perfect user experience,” carrying the corporate vision of “building Thermaltake Technology into a cultural brand for the enjoyment of entertainment, e-Sports, technology, and lifestyle,” featured the Contac CPU air cooling Series that aids in fulfilling various needs in the market as well as the corporate mission of “delivering the perfect user experience.” This fall adding the shimmering Thermaltake Contac 39 and Contac 30 CPU air cooling to the series, providing a wider range of solution for bargain hunter who desire value and performance equally.

  • Hard Case with Cover for iPad 2

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    Hard Case with Cover for iPad 2

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    Pfäffikon/Switzerland, October 31 st, 2011 - ARCTIC announces its new accessory – the Hard Case with Cover for iPad 2. This new case is designed with a strong emphasis on premium quality and multiple functions. The Hard Case with Cover for iPad 2 is equipped with a magnetic cover to provide a full protection for your iPad 2. You can lift and close the magnetic cover to wake up your iPad 2 or put it to sleep, respectively. In addition, there is also a soft micro-fiber lining within this case to keep your iPad2 screen spotless.

  • Record Number of Automotive Exhibitors to Showcase Technology at the 2012 International CES

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    Record Number of Automotive Exhibitors to Showcase Technology at the 2012 International CES

    Ford's Alan Mulally First Announced Speaker for Innovation Power Panel Keynote

    Detroit, MI., October 31, 2011 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, announced today its record number of automotive exhibitors at the upcoming 2012 International CES. At least six of the industry’s top ten manufacturers will showcase their latest technologies among CES' enhanced lineup of automotive technology exhibits, TechZones and conference sessions. The 2012 International CES will run January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • nTeresting - Happy Halloween

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    nTeresting - Happy Halloween

    In this Issue:

    - Shadowgun might be the best mobile game ever, and it’s on Tegra Zone.

    - Battlefield 3 and Skyrim are blowing critics away, but to play you’ll want to Gear Up with GeForce.

    - 3D Vision is new and improved with a next–gen set up.

    - Servers and the automobile industry are two segments that can reap benefits from Tegra’s low-powered power.

    - Radars + gaming PCs = military seeing through walls.

  • BitFenix Announces India Availability

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    BitFenix Announces India Availability

    XTREME GRAFIX brings award-winning BitFenix products to India

    (BitFenix Design Lab, October 31, 2011) – Today, BitFenix is proud to announce that through a distribution partnership with XTREME GRAFIX, BitFenix gear will be made available in India. For the first time ever, gamers in India will be able to get their hands on BitFenix products, and see how these products have garnered over 200 awards and positive reviews worldwide.

  • Eliza Dushku Named Ambassador for 2012 CES Entertainment Matters Program

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    Eliza Dushku Named Ambassador for 2012 CES Entertainment Matters Program

    Fast-Growing Entertainment Matters Program Provides Content-Focused CES Experience for Film, Television and Digital Entertainment Professionals

    Arlington, Va., October 27, 2011 –The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that actress Eliza Dushku will join the Entertainment Matters Program as the Entertainment Matters Ambassador at the 2012 International CES®. Back for a second year, Entertainment Matters at CES is designed by and for Hollywood’s film, television and digital communities. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2012 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, will be held Tuesday, January 10-Friday, January 13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a part of her ambassadorship, Dushku will contribute to Spike TV’s “CES All Access Live” broadcast coverage throughout CES and will also host the network’s exclusive VIP CES party at Tryst Nightclub in the Wynn Las Vegas.

  • Intel's Paul Otellini to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2012 International CES

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    Intel's Paul Otellini to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2012 International CES

    Arlington, Va., October 27, 2011 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that Paul Otellini, president and chief executive officer of Intel Corporation, will deliver a keynote address at the 2012 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2012 International CES is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow and will be held January 10-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Sennheiser Announces Key Executive Appointments in U.S. and Latin America

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    Sennheiser Announces Key Executive Appointments in U.S. and Latin America, Completing Leadership Restructuring in The Americas

    Greg Beebe named President of Sennheiser Electronic Corporation in U.S., while Markus Warlitz is named General Manager of Sennheiser Latin America effective January 1, 2012.

    Old Lyme, Conn.— October 27, 2011: Audio specialist Sennheiser announces two key executive appointments within its U.S. and Latin American regions, completing the company’s leadership team in the Americas. Effective January 1, 2012, Sennheiser veterans Greg Beebe and Markus Warlitz will be appointed to the positions of president, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation and general manager of Sennheiser Latin America, respectively. Meanwhile, Jean Langlais remains president of Sennheiser Canada. All three executives will report directly to John Falcone, president and CEO of Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, who heads Sennheiser’s business in the Americas region.

  • Double victory for Thermaltake with Level 10 GT and Toughpower Grand

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    Double victory for Thermaltake with Level 10 GT and Toughpower Grand

    Both received “iF product design award 2012”

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    Taipei, Taiwan, October 27, 2011?The Thermaltake Level 10 GT professional gaming chassis and Toughpower Grand Power Supply Unit are celebrating a brilliant victory in the huge design competition organized by Germany’s iF Design.

  • CM Silencio 450: Peaceful Computing

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    Silencio 450: Peaceful Computing

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    Chino, CA – October 25th, 2011 - Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, power supply, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, today adds a new sibling to the Silencio Case Series, the Silencio 450.

  • ASUS Showcases the Latest in Innovative X79 Motherboard Design

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    ASUS Showcases the Latest in Innovative Motherboard Design

    ASUS reveals a complete lineup of Intel® X79 Express Chipset based motherboards

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    Fremont, California (October 25, 2011) ASUS, the world’s leading motherboard maker, is excited to release a complete roster of Intel® X79 Express Chipset-based motherboards with the new LGA 2011 The new ASUS X79 motherboard offerings cover a wide gamut of PC users with the mainstream P9X79 Series, built-rugged TUF Series, feature laden Work Station (WS) Series and the pinnacle of gaming and enthusiast level motherboard design with the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage IV Extreme. This impressive series of motherboards highlight best-in-class performance, stability, features and a user experience that is unmatched.    

  • ORIGIN PC Launches the Intel Core i7 2700K Overclocked over 5GHz

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    ORIGIN PC Launches the Intel Core i7 2700K Overclocked over 5GHz

    Available Now for the Most Customizable and Most Powerful Desktops in the Industry

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    Miami, FL – October 24, 2011 – ORIGIN PC announced today the availability of the new Intel 2700K desktop processor on their entire line of custom desktops. Featuring ORIGIN PC's record breaking professional overclocking up to 5.2GHZ, the GENESIS with the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 2700K is the top of the line performance desktop. ORIGIN PC is now offering the Intel 2700K in full tower, mid tower, and small form factor systems with ORIGIN PC's custom or sealed liquid cooling solutions.

  • World's Slimmest iPad 2 Keyboard Case Unveiled by Start-Up Company Hatch & Co.

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    World's Slimmest iPad 2 Keyboard Case Unveiled by Start-Up Company Hatch & Co.

    The SKINNY: a new iPad 2 Case With a Built-in Keyboard

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    October 25, 2011, Taipei, Taiwan – Start-up company Hatch & Co., is presenting their first product today with the, "SKINNY": a stylish faux leather iPad 2 case that also integrates the world's slimmest and lightest wireless keyboard. Unlike other iPad keyboards that use thick chiclet keys, the SKINNY wireless keyboard breaks the mold with its unique use of touch technology. This enables the SKINNY keyboard to be ultra thin, measuring only 0.07 inches. Plus, this makes the SKINNY keyboard spill-proof. All these design features make this Apple accessory a perfect gift idea for the coming holiday season. “Pushing the innovation envelope is what we're all about at Hatch & Co. and we are excited to see how others in the Apple and gadget communities will respond to what we have accomplished with the SKINNY iPad 2 Keyboard Case,” said Kenny Chen, General Manager of Hatch & Co.

  • EOLIZE announcing new SVD-NC11-02 Mini-ATX Chassis

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    EOLIZE announcing new SVD-NC11-02 Mini-ATX Chassis

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    German brand EOLIZE expands its portfolio by announcing a value for money Mini-ITX Case. EOLIZE SVD-NC11-02 aims for private and corporate customers who are looking for solid and reliable NAS Server as well as Home Server chassis. It has much in common with a Barebone chassis and can be used as such but additionally offers features such as two Hot Swap Modules.

  • Straight Power E9: 80 PLUS Gold, 135 mm fan and a 5 year warranty

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    Straight Power E9: 80 PLUS Gold, 135 mm fan and a 5 year warranty

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    Glinde, 17th of October 2011 - be quiet!, market leader in Germany for five years in a row*, announced today the release of its all new Straight Power E9 line. be quiet!'s best selling line of power supply units (PSUs) has been upgraded in every power range including a new 135 mm cooling system and 80 PLUS Gold certification. Furthermore, for the first time the Straight Power line boasts a five year warranty on all models in the new E9 series

  • Alpine 11 PLUS - Intel CPU Cooler for Power Users

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    Alpine 11 PLUS - Intel CPU Cooler for Power Users

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    Pfäffikon/Switzerland, October 24th, 2011 - Succeeding our popular Alpine series which has won a large number of awards from various reviewers for their adequate performance, the Alpine 11 PLUS extends this series even further.

  • The Thermaltake Frio Advanced CPU Cooler

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    The Thermaltake Frio Advanced CPU Cooler

    A New Overclockers’ Phenomenon of the Frio Series

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    Taipei, Taiwan - October 24, 2011Thermaltake, the leader and pioneer in PC thermal solutions, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, with “delivering the perfect user experiences” as our mission and carrying the corporate vision of “building Thermaltake Technology into a cultural brand for the enjoyment of entertainment, e-Sports, technology and lifestyle.” This October, featuring the Thermaltake Frio Advanced CPU cooler - a CPU cooler that incorporated some of the most up-to-date CPU cooler technologies and persevered the greatnesses from its predecessors of Frio and Frio OCK which not only creating a new phenomenon for overclockers but also set another signature for the Frio Series.

  • Grab your Battlefield 3 loot before it’s too late

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    Grab your Battlefield 3™ loot before it’s too late 

    Get Battle Ready

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    Emerge Victorious in the most gnarly dogfights and take out enemy tanks with absolute might, only with the best weapons Razer has to offer. Pre-order any Razer peripheral from Battlefield 3 Collector's Edition range right now and claim the Battlefield 3 iPhone 4 protection case by Razer as your battle loot. This is a one-time-only offer, so get moving, solider!

    Use code Aboveandbeyondus (case-sensitive) at checkout to activate offer. Limited time offer ends October 24, 1159 hrs (CDT). 

  • EVGA Newsletter – Gear Up With EVGA and Save

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    EVGA Newsletter – Gear Up With EVGA and Save

    • Gear Up. Game On.
    • Duke’s Swag Bundle.
  • ICY DOCK - Professional 2.5" SSD/HDD Upgrade kits for Legacy Server

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    "ICY DOCK - Professional 2.5" SSD/HDD Upgrade kits for Legacy Server"

    ICY DOCK has always been one of the leading innovators of the 2.5" to 3.5" SATA HDD and SDD Converter. These converters are simple, but pack a huge punch for anyone looking to upgrade their server to 2.5" hard drive or SSD with minimum effort and cost. The MB882 and 982 take any standard 2.5" SAS/SATA hard disk or solid state drive, and converts it into a standard 3.5" SAS/SATA drive; the physical dimensions, mounting holes, power, and SATA connections, are the same as most standard 3.5" SATA drive.

  • nTeresting October 21, 2011 - NVIDIA's Weekly Newsletter

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    nTeresting October 21, 2011 - NVIDIA's Weekly Newsletter

    In this Issue:

    - NVIDIA president and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang closed the show at AsiaD. Tegra 3 made an appearance, via the next-gen Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

    - Great graphics plus CUDA, PhysX and 3D Vision mean flagship titles like Rage, Batman: Arkham City and L.A. Noire play best on GeForce GTX.

    - Gaming throw-down, times two: GeForce LAN 6 kicked-ass in Alameda and GeForce LAN India brought multiplayer mayhem to Mumbai.

    - 3D Vision gets a makeover.  Now it is bigger, brighter and cozier.

    - People love NVIDIA Optimus, and you need it in your notebook.

    - Gaming tech is moving out of games and changing the world.  Examples for GPUs and 3D Vision follow.

    - Newsweek ranks NVIDIA #10 on the Green Ranking.

     

  • NVIDIA Blizzcon 2011 Day 1 Update

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    NVIDIA Blizzcon 2011 Day 1 Update

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    The sun has set on the first day of BlizzCon 2011, where Blizzard Entertainment announced a couple surprises and costumed attendees took cosplay to a new level.
  • International CES Named Largest Tradeshow - Highest Economic Impact by Trade Show Executive Magazine

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    International CES Named Largest Tradeshow with Highest Economic Impact by Trade Show Executive Magazine

    2010 International CES Earned Top Spot in TSE Gold 100 Rankings

    Arlington, Va., October 21, 2011 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that the 2010 International CES® was named both the largest tradeshow and the tradeshow with the highest economic impact by Trade Show Executive (TSE) Magazine.

  • Thermaltake America – Sharing success, spreading LOVE with the original Level 10 GT

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    Thermaltake America – Sharing success, spreading LOVE with the original Level 10 GT

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    City of Industry, CA – October 19, 2011 – Thermaltake America today announces the recommended retail price of the popular Level 10 GT full-featured gaming chassis, will be reduced from $269.99 to $199.99 for a limited time until November 30, 2011. The Level 10 GT chassis has made a major mark in the performance gaming community with its unique design inspired by working with BMW DesignworksUSA to create a chassis that not only catches the eye but has unique lines that cannot be mistaken for any other. The inclusion of Multiple Colorshift fans enhances the chassis ability to dissipate enough heat to handle even the most monstrous gaming rigs. Add to this the inclusion of dual front panel USB 3.0 connections that connect via an internal 20 pin header means that users have the ability to use the newest technology with ease.

  • Razer Revolutionizes Gaming Peripherals With The World’s First Cloud- Based Storage

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    RAZER REVOLUTIONIZES GAMING PERIPHERALS WITH THE WORLD’S FIRST CLOUD- BASED STORAGE FOR PERSONALIZED GAMING SETTINGS

    Razer Synapse 2.0 Beta Signup Available at: http://www.razerzone.com/synapse2.

    Carlsbad, Calif. – Oct 20th, 2011 – Razer, the technology leader in gaming user interfaces, brings you the next innovation in gaming peripherals by unveiling the all-new Razer Synapse 2.0, the world’s first application for storing your personalized peripheral settings in the cloud, making your settings for gaming available anytime, anywhere.

  • Digital Storm Debuts LaserMark Service

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    Digital Storm Debuts LaserMark Service

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    Fremont, Calif. - (October 20, 2011) – Digital Storm, the predominant name in computer system integration and engineering, today proudly debuts its new LaserMark service, allowing Digital Storm customers to customize their gaming computers, workstations and laptops. LaserMark produces exceptionally detailed designs that add a personalized touch to the industry’s most powerful machines.

  • NVIDIA Graphics to Gear Up the Gaming Experience at BlizzCon 2011

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    NVIDIA Graphics to Gear Up the Gaming Experience at BlizzCon 2011

    GeForce GTX GPUs Powering Demo Rigs Throughout Show; NVIDIA Workshops to Help Users Gear Up their PCs for the Ultimate in Gaming Performance

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Oct. 20, 2011—NVIDIA is pulling out all the stops this week at BlizzCon 2011 to help attendees get the ultimate PC gaming experience when playing the latest Blizzard titles.

  • SpikeTV Named Official Entertainment Television Partner of CES 2012

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    SPIKE TV NAMED OFFICIAL ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION PARTNER OF 2012 INTERNATIONAL CES

    Network Plans More Than 12 Hours Of Multi-Platform Coverage From 2012 CES In January 2012 As Part Of Its "All Access" Live Specials

    "CES All Access Live" will be the first of this year's Spike "All Access" Live Specials

    New York, NY and Arlington, VA -- October 20, 2011 -- Spike TV and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® have announced an exclusive partnership that includes plans to telecast live coverage from the 2012 International CES® , the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. Spike will also introduce " CES All Access Live," which will offer tech fans more than 12 hours of 2012 CES coverage across multiple platforms – TV, online, mobile, social and more. The live special will kick-off with five hours of live telecasts in HD from Las Vegas on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 and will be the first of this year’s Spike "All Access" Live Specials, which will also occur at two other events throughout the year. The 2012 International CES run January 10-13 in Las Vegas.

  • HDMI Cable – High Speed Cable with Ethernet Capability

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    HDMI Cable – High Speed Cable with Ethernet Capability

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    Pfäffikon/Switzerland, October 20th, 2011 - ARCTIC introduces a high speed HDMI Cable into its EQUIPMENT family. This HDMI cable is designed and built for perfection. With two cable length options available (1.5 M and 3.0 M), our HDMI Cable offers an all-in-one solution for an advanced HD digital video, multichannel audio and internet experience.

  • Enjoy Ergonomic Comfort at Work with ARCTIC Z1 and Z2

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    Enjoy Ergonomic Comfort at Work with ARCTIC Z1 and Z2

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    Pfäffikon/Switzerland, October 19th, 2011 - ARCTIC is proud to announce the release of Z1 and Z2 – a desk edge monitor mounting pole designed to maximize your workspace. Z1 is designed for single monitor while Z2 is for dual monitors setups. Flexibility and ergonomic comfort are the core features, making them a welcome addition for any office or home office environments.

  • Noctua announces free upgrade for LGA2011

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    Noctua announces free upgrade for LGA2011

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    Vienna, October 2011 - Noctua today announced its new NM-I2011 mounting kit for LGA2011. Continuing Noctua's tradition of supplying its customers with SecuFirm2™ mountings free of charge, the NM-I2011 kit allows Noctua users to upgrade to Intel's upcoming LGA2011 socket for Core i7-3000 (Sandy Bridge-E) processors. The new mounting is backwards compatible with all Noctua retail coolers since 2005 and will be supplied to Noctua users free of charge after uploading a proof of purchase on the company's website.

  • Jillian Michaels to Kick Off Fitnesstech at 2012 International CES

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    Jillian Michaels to Kick Off Fitnesstech at 2012 International CES

    NEW YORK CITY, October 19, 2011 – Inspirational television personality and fitness guru Jillian Michaels will highlight the marriage of tech and fitness at this year's Sports and Fitness TechZone (FitnessTech), at the 2012 International CES, in Las Vegas, January 10 – 13. Michaels will discuss the impact of digital innovation and her recent partnership with Pittsburgh based BodyMedia, an on-body monitor company. Her Fitness Tech address at the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, takes place at 10:30 a.m. on January 10, 2012, in room N256 of the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC).

  • SlingIt breaks the rule you view entertainment before and brings incredible HD experience

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    SlingIt breaks the rule you view entertainment before and brings incredible HD experience

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    Taipei, Taiwan –October 19, 2011 – PowerColor today introduces all-new multimedia solution, SlingIt, which is designed to help centralize and distribute entertainment to various devices inside your home. SlingIt creates a gateway to wireless entertainment by offering a pair of devices that builds a bridge among multi rooms.

  • Sennheiser appoints John Falcone Vice President Sales, Americas

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    Sennheiser appoints John Falcone Vice President Sales, Americas

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    Old Lyme, CT – October 19, 2011: Effective January 1, 2012, John Falcone, President and CEO of Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, Old Lyme CT, will be promoted to the position of Vice President Sales, Americas. In his new position Falcone will head business in the entire Americas region, encompassing the United States, Canada and Latin America. Having run Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, the US subsidiary, very successfully for the past 13 years, he moves on to his new enlarged responsibility for the entire American Region, thus taking on a more global role. Recently Sennheiser had engaged in a major restructuring program to improve customer focus and market knowledge. In the course of this restructuring program, Sennheiser had also reorganized sales operations into three major regions: The Americas, EMEA and Asia.

  • Zune Discontinues: Rumors Turn Out To Be True

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    Zune Discontinues: Rumors Turn Out To Be True

    BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom -- Oct 19, 2011 --The Microsoft media player has been taken off the market. Earlier this year there were rumors regarding the discontinuation of the product. As rumors have now taken the form of truth, Microsoft has announced that they want to focus more on the Windows phone. Microsoft plans to plant the Zune attributes to the Windows phone to give a boost to its phone market.

  • Intel Reports Record Revenue and Profit

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    Intel Reports Record Revenue and Profit

    3.1 Billion Year-Over-Year Revenue Increase Fueled by Double-Digit PC Unit Growth and Data Center Strength

    Buyback Authorization Increased by $10 Billion

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 18, 2011 – Intel Corporation today reported third-quarter results, setting new records for microprocessor units shipped, EPS, earnings and revenue, which was up 28 percent year-over-year.

  • PMA@CES To Feature Top Digital Imaging Products at 2012 CES

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    PMA@CES to Feature Top Digital Imaging Products at 2012 CES

    2012 CES Features Robust Array of Digital Imaging Exhibitors

    Arlington, Va., October 18, 2011 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that Liberty, Lucidiom, Noritsu America and Tamrac are the newest confirmed exhibitors in the PMA@CES TechZone at the 2012 International CES®. PMA@CES, sponsored by the Photo Marketing Association (PMA)® in a partnership with the International CES, is the place for the most-concentrated exhibits of photo/imaging products and services. PMA@CES will also feature imaging-specific pavilions from China and from Germany. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2012 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, is scheduled January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • QuickFire Rapid: Elevate Your Game

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    QuickFire Rapid: Elevate Your Game

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    Chino, California – October 18th, 2011 - CM Storm, of the Cooler Master Group, comes full circle by introducing its new line of sleek fully mechanical keyboards. A full complement of very durable and high quality CM Storm peripherals can now be had with the introduction of the QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

  • ADATA USB 3.0 Goes Full Swing, Breaks through Performance Limits

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    ADATA USB 3.0 Goes Full Swing, Breaks through Performance Limits

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    Taipei, Taiwan - October 18th 2011 - ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has launched a full range of USB 3.0 products. This USB 3.0 product lineup from ADATA offers a comprehensive range of styles, all of which incorporate new heights of performance excellence, leading consumers to experience the new era of USB 3.0 whirlwind speed.

  • Sharkoon Announces Hard Drive Docking Station with Gigabit Ethernet

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    Sharkoon SATA QuickPort Pro LAN Giga for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA Hard Drives with Gigabit Ethernet Interface, Dual USB2.0 Hub and Card Reader / PC Connection over eSATA or USB2.0 / MSRP 59.90 euros

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    Sharkoon presents the successor to their local network, insertable hard drive docking station with the SATA QuickPort Pro LAN: The Sharkoon SATA QuickPort Pro LAN Giga replaces the existing Fast Ethernet interface with a significantly faster Gigabit Ethernet interface. Through its LAN Port, associated hard drives and other medians can be integrated into a local home or office network.

  • ICY TIP: The Best 2.5/3.5 IDE/SATA USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station with Portable Adapter

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    The docking station has been the IT and average user?s biggest asset as the biggest features are its compatibility and flexibility. With an abundant variety in the market however, it makes it difficult to distinct from the good ones to the great ones. Most docking stations only come with the most basic features that do not provide anything else to be multi faceted when faced with different situations. With the MB981U3-1SA, we have taken the docking station and make it how it should be used.

  • Scythe Kama Connect 3 comes with USB 3.0 Support!

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    Scythe Kama Connect 3 comes with USB 3.0 Support!

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    Japanese cooling expert Scythe is hereby announcing the improved version of its multi functional Kama Connect adapter. Scythe is steadily enhancing the product portfolio and pushes Kama Connect to the next level. Third version of Kama Connect is of special use to technicians, DIY users as well as end-users who own various drives and require fast access to their media and files.

  • ViewSonic Introduces New Ultra-fast 3D LED Display

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    ViewSonic Introduces New Ultra-fast 3D LED Display

    ViewSonic continues 3D display leadership with new V3D231 LED monitor

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    Monday, October 17th, 2011 - WALNUT, Calif. – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today expanded its 3D display leadership, announcing the immediate availability of its V3D231 LED monitor.

  • Accelero Mono PLUS - VGA Cooler for Enthusiasts

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    Accelero Mono PLUS - VGA Cooler for Enthusiasts

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    Pfäffikon/Switzerland, October 17th, 2011 - ARCTIC incessantly to complete the line up of our VGA cooler series which resulted in the launch of its first 120 mm single fan VGA cooler – the Accelero Mono PLUS. It is equipped with an universal mounting mechanism design that offers full support to a wide range of VGA graphic boards. The Accelero Mono PLUS utilizes a single 120 mm PWM fan with five heatpipes that reaches a maximum cooling capacity of 200 Watts.

  • Phanteks USA Launch PH-TC14PE - World's Best Air Overclock CPU Cooler

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    Phanteks USA Launch PH-TC14PE - World's Best Air Overclock CPU Cooler 

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    Los Angeles, CA, October 15, 2011 –Phanteks USA today announced the launch of its Premier CPU cooler PH-TC14PE with patented C.P.S.C and P.A.T.S. technology. The PH-TC14PE will be available in four models, standard color and Blue/Red/Orange Edition

  • Phanteks USA Launch PH-F140TS - Premier silent White/Orange/Red/Blue 140mm Fans

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    Phanteks USA Launch PH-F140TS - Premier silent White/Orange/Red/Blue 140mm Fans

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    Los Angeles, CA, October 15, 2011 – Phanteks USA today announced the launch of the Phanteks PH-F140TS fan series. The PH-F140TS series is the new generation high-end fan featuring Phanteks unique UFB bearing. These fans are ideal for enthusiasts who are looking for quiet yet powerful thermal solutions for their chassis or CPU heatsink. The PH-F140TS fan are available in four stunning colours – white/white, white/blue, white/orange, white/red.

  • Cooler Master Newsletter - Silent Pro Hybrid & Halloween System Giveaway

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    Cooler Master Newsletter - October 15, 2011

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    • Halloween Treated, Not Tricked System Giveaway  

  • nTeresting - October 14, 2011 - NVIDIA's Weekly Newsletter

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    In this issue:

    • GeForce LAN goes worldwide, with simultaneous LAN parties in Alameda, California, and Mumbia, India.
    • 18,000 NVIDIA GPUs will help create the world's fastest supercomputer.
    • Optimus continues to shine when put to the test by reviewers.
    • Samsung announced a new Tegra superphone and a new Tegra tablet at CTIA with week.

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Vaults to New Dimension with Next-Gen 3D Glasses and Monitors

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    NVIDIA 3D Vision Vaults to New Dimension with Next-Gen 3D Glasses and Monitors

    New 3D Vision 2 Glasses, Brighter 3D LightBoost Monitor Technology Immerse Gamers into Vivid 3D Worlds

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    SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Oct. 14, 2011—The best 3D technology for the PC just got better with the introduction of new NVIDIA®3D Vision™ products, which deliver greater realism and immersion than ever for 3D games, movies and photos. 

  • Futuremark Peacekeeper tests any browser, any device, any OS

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    Futuremark Peacekeeper tests any browser, any device, any OS 

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    With the iPhone 4S launching today, we would like to introduce you to the latest version of Peacekeeper, our universal browser speed test. Why? Because the question on many of your readers' lips today is "How does the performance of iPhone 4S compare to iPhone 4 and other smartphones and devices?"Running Peacekeeper is a great way to answer that question as a device's browser performance is strongly linked to the power of its CPU. 

  • Take your tunes mobile with the Razer Electra

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    Take your tunes mobile with the Razer Electra

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    Hit the streets fearlessly when you’ve got your music and mobile gaming audio powered by the Razer Electra. Hear the high scores racking up on your smartphone or the thumping bass of a rocking song in absolute crisp clarity as the slick headset deliver every sound and note with great depth and balance.

  • AMD and Mass Luminosity Giveaway

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    The AMD FX Giveaway

    Now's your chance to get your hands on the most powerful, cutting edge, blazing fast PC components on the market for FREE! AMD has partnered with Mass Luminosity to give away five (5) grand prize packages, each worth $750!Each prize package consists of a top-of-the-line eight-core AMD FX 8-Core Processor Black Edition 3.6GHz *and* a top-of-the-line SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970 GPU featuring 2GB of DDR5 memory.

  • AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter - October 2011

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    AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter - October 2011 

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    • Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin – OUT NOW!
    • Felicia Day debuts her next project
    • Kill those orcs!

  • MSI Showcases Refreshed G Series Performance Gaming Notebooks at NVIDIA GeForce LAN 6

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    MSI Showcases Refreshed G Series Performance Gaming Notebooks at NVIDIA GeForce LAN 6

    Notebooks featuring Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processors on display from October 14 to 16 on Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet in Alameda, California

    “Light’em Up” Giveaway headlines celebratory events with MSI GT780DXR as grand prize

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    City of Industry, Calif. – October 13, 2011 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, exhibits the refreshed G Series gaming notebooks upgraded with the latest generation Intel® Core™ processors during NVIDIA GeForce LAN 6. Available in the recently launched GT780DXR and GT683DXR gaming notebooks, as well as the X460 ultra slim models, the new Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM processors provide 6M of Cache at 2.20 GHz, resulting in increased power and performance.

  • iBUYPOWER Launches Three Systems Featuring The New Record Breaking AMD FX 8-Core Processors

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    iBUYPOWER Launches Three Systems Featuring The New Record Breaking AMD FX 8-Core Processors

    iBUYPOWER’s Optimal Game Setting Program rates the new systems at Max on several popular titles

    El Monte, CA – October 12, 2011 – iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator in gaming PCs, is excited to announce three new systems featuring the powerful new AMD FX 8-Core processors – Gamer Mage D295, Gamer Mage D355, and Gamer Mage D415. The processors provide iBUYPOWER gamers with speed to burn and when paired with the right configuration will handle any game thrown at it.

  • ORIGIN PC Announces the World's First Unlocked 8-Core Desktop Processor

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    ORIGIN PC Announces the World's First Unlocked 8-Core Desktop Processor

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    Miami, FL - October 12, 2011, - ORIGIN PC announced today the availability of the new line of AMD FX Processors:

    - The world's first unlocked 8-core desktop processor
    - ORIGIN PC professional overclocking up to 5GHz
    - AMD Turbo CORE Technology delivering up to an extra 1GHz of speed when needed
    - AMD Direct Connect Architecture eliminating traditional bottlenecks

  • EVGA: Screamfortress, Duke's Swag & More!

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    EVGA: Screamfortress, Duke's Swag & More!

    • EVGA Gaming: Screamfortress
    • EVGA Available on BestBuy
    • EVGA Duke Nukem SWAG
    • EVGA Voted #1
  • Unlock Your Record Setting AMD FX Series Processor Today

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    Unlock Your Record Setting AMD FX Series Processor Today

    With the first eight-core desktop processor, enthusiasts and overclockers get an amazing PC experience at unheard of prices

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    SUNNYVALE, Calif. —10/12/2011 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unleashed the AMD FX family of CPUs, delivering a fully unlocked and customizable experience for desktop PC users. The AMD FX series of desktop CPUs includes the first-ever eight-core desktop processor, enabling extreme multi-display gaming, mega-tasking and HD content creation for PC and digital enthusiasts – all for less than $245 (suggested U.S. retail price). This marks the first retail availability of processors that use AMD’s new multi-core architecture (codenamed “Bulldozer”), which is included in AMD’s upcoming server CPU (codenamed “Interlagos”) and the next-generation of AMD Accelerated Processing Units.

  • CM Storm Xornet - A Pure Gaming Experience

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    CM Storm Xornet - A Pure Gaming Experience

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    Chino, California – October 11th, 2011 - CM Storm introduces the latest addition to its line of gaming mice, the CM Storm Xornet. Gamers focused on minimalistic designs are the inspiration behind the Xornet. It’s an ultra lightweight, claw-grip design with anti-slip rubber side grips that make it well suited for the intensity of extended gaming sessions. The textured stealth black finish allows the Xornet to fly under the radar as a secret weapon at LANs.

  • Scythe announcing Successor of Big Shuriken

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    Scythe announcing Successor of Big Shuriken

    Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces the successor of Big Shuriken CPU Cooler. Big Shuriken 2 had to undergo further development on the heatsink and axial-fan side to provide better even performance and compatibility.

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    Applied improvements of heatsink are not obvious at first sight because main heatsink structure was inherited from Big Shuriken (1) CPU Cooler. Total amount of copper-heatpipes was increases from four to five pieces. Curved heatpipes are connecting the nickel-plated copper-base with the two upper layers of aluminum fins. Big Shuriken (1) was equipped with a solid heatsink on top of the copper-base which has been removed in the new version. Consequently socket mounting is no longer achieved by using VTMS mounting mechanism but the F.M.S.B. 4 (Flip Mount Super Back-Plate 4) using screws and backlpate. Socket compatibility list has been kept long as usual, including latest Intel® socket LGA1155, LGA1156, T / LGA775 and LGA1366 as well as AMD® socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+ and FM1.

  • CEA Launches GreenerGadgets.org for Tech-Savvy, Eco-Friendly Consumers

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    CEA Launches GreenerGadgets.org for Tech-Savvy, Eco-Friendly Consumers

    New Web Site Features Responsible Recycler Locator, Energy Use Calculator

    Arlington, Va., Oct. 11, 2011 –The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today launched GreenerGadgets.org, an online resource that helps meet consumers’ desire to be both tech-savvy and environmentally-friendly. The site addresses the lifecycle of electronics products, with tips on how to buy green, live green and recycle electronics responsibly.  

  • New 2nd Gen Patriot Memory Pyro SE SSD Launched

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    New Second Gen Patriot Memory Pyro SE SSD brings increased performance to the performance segment 

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    FREMONT, CALIF., USA – Oct 11, 2011 -Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and enthusiast computer products, today expanded their Pyro brand of SATA III solid-state drives with the launch of its new Pyro SE. Powered by SandForce’s® SF-2281 SSD processor, the Patriot Memory Pyro SE brings the added performance of synchronous NAND to the brand while offering a very aggressive price per performance ratio.

  • Futuremark and ECS Announce 3DMark 11 Overclock Shootout Competition

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    Futuremark® and ECS Announce 3DMark® 11 Overclock Shootout Competition

    HELSINKI, FINLAND – OCTOBER 11, 2011 – Futuremark® today announced details of its next 3DMark® 11 overclocking contest, sponsored by Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS). The worldwide competition starts October 10 and runs until November 7. It is open to overclockers with all brands of commercially available PC hardware. The competition will award weekly high score and lucky draw winners. Prize details and rules can be found online: http://www.3dmark.com/competitions/ecs2011/

  • IOGear Partners with Susan G Komen for the Cure

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    IOGear Partners with Susan G Komen for the Cure 

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In an effort to spread awareness and increase support for the cause, IOGEAR is partnering with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® by donating 1.00 from the sale of each specially marked USB Digital Card Reader/Writer. IOGEAR will guarantee a minimum donation of $25,000 in connection to this program.

  • Sharkoon Vaya: Value Edition with USB3.0 and Side Window

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    Sharkoon Vaya: Value Edition with USB3.0 and Side Window

    ATX Case Sharkoon Vaya Value: Designed in black with red front fan, and in white with blue front fan | MSRP 39.90 euros

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    In July, Sharkoon presented a competitive priced ATX case with the introduction of the 25 euro Sharkoon Vaya model. Now a Value Edition with a USB3.0 interface and side window is provided.

  • Transformer S -- Silent, Slim, Strong

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    Transformer S -- Silent, Slim, Strong

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    Taipei, Taiwan—2011—EVERCOOL Thermal Corp., Ltd. the professional and well-known cooler and fan brand. The leading brand of cooling aesthetics—EVERCOOL is going to launch Transformer S CPU cooler.

  • EVOLUTION: The AMD Graphics Update Newsletter - October 6, 2011

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    EVOLUTION: The AMD Graphics Update Newsletter - October 6, 2011

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    This month's AMD Catalyst™ driver, the 11.9 introduces a few new features, below you'll find the highlights of these. Enjoy the read! In addition, we're also releasing a preview version of the 11.10 driver, which should give you the edge in a very prominent upcoming game.

  • ZOTAC Launches Affordable Palm-sized ZBOX Nano VD01

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    ZOTAC® Launches Affordable Palm-Sized ZBOX nano VD01 Series mini-PCs

    New ZOTAC® ZBOX nano VD01 series deliver energy-efficiency in a palm-sized platform

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    HONG KONG – Oct. 6, 2011 – ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today launches the latest addition to the ZBOX nano product lineup with the new ZBOX nano VD01 series – an affordable palm-sized mini-PC powered by a VIA Nano™ X2 processor.

  • ICY TIP: Build a Compact Industrial Server

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    ICY TIP: Build a Compact Industrial Server with MB994SP-4S, MB994IPO-3SB & MB991IK-B mobile racks

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    Building a compact server always has compromises to be made. The different choices of available server chassis and other components tend to limit certain features of what the server can accomplish. We notice that SSD?s are then becoming increasingly important to have in compact servers. This is a great idea except, many pedestal server chassis currently completely lack any 2.5? hard drive storage bays. To address the need for a complete backup system, the MB994SP-4S in all aspects provides an excellent solution for system builders and enthusiasts alike.

  • AMD Demonstrates Next Generation 28nm Graphics Processor at Fusion 2011

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    AMD Demonstrates Next Generation 28nm Graphics Processor at Fusion 2011

    TAIPEI, Taiwan – October 5, 2011 – At Fusion 2011, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today demonstrated its next generation graphics processor, based on the cutting-edge 28 nm process technology.  The demonstration was delivered by Corporate Vice President and General Manager of AMD’s Graphics Division, Matt Skynner, as part of his keynote titled, “Enabling the Best Visual Experience.” Skynner demonstrated a notebook-based version of AMD’s 28 nm next-generation graphics processor delivering a smooth, high-resolution game experience while playing Bioware’s popular role-playing title, Dragon Age 2.

  • NVIDIA CEO, Battlefield 3 Lead Developer to Kick-off GeForce LAN 6 Gaming Event

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    NVIDIA CEO, Battlefield 3 Lead Developer to Kick-off GeForce LAN 6 Gaming Event 

    Blockbuster PC Gaming Event to Feature Massive 64-Person Battlefield 3 LAN, Giveaways, Behind-the-Scenes Presentations, and Surprises 

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Oct. 5, 2011— NVIDIA today announced that its CEO and president, Jen-Hsun Huang, will join up with game industry visionary and Battlefield 3™ visual architect, Johan Andersson, to kick off the season’s hottest gaming event, GeForce LAN 6.

    GeForce LAN 6, which will be held Oct. 14-16, 2011, on the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet, in Alameda, Calif., will feature 48 hours of non-stop PC gaming, fun contests, amazing prizes, and special stage presentations.  For those who can’t make it in person, video footage from event will be posted on GeForceLAN.com

  • Sharkoon Introduces mATX Cases with Extra-long Graphics Card Support

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    Sharkoon MS120/MS140 mATX: USB3.0 port, space for up to 36 cm long graphic cards and efficient cooling | MSRP starting at 29.90 euros

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    Sharkoon introduces two micro-ATX cases, which despite its compact form factor, can contain graphic cards up to 36 cm in length: The Sharkoon MS120 mATX and the Sharkoon 140 mATX are especially aimed at gamers who are looking for a handy companion at LAN parties and at the same time not wanting to miss out on extra-long graphics power.

  • GeForce StarCraft II Pro/Am Champs Crowned From Among 9,300 Contestants

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    GeForce StarCraft II Pro/Am Champs Crowned From Among 9,300 Contestants

    Top Professional and Amateur Players Battled it Out for Top Spots and Cash Prizes in First Online Tournament Hosted on GeForce.com

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Oct. 3, 2011— The NVIDIA GeForce StarCraft II Pro/Am tournament came to an exciting close in recent days, as the professional and amateur champions from among more than 9,300 players were crowned by renown e-sport shoutcasters Husky and Day[9] of the Game Station.

  • Silent Pro Hybrid Power Supply Series: The New Standard

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    Silent Pro Hybrid Power Supply Series: The New Standard

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    Chino, California – 10/4/2011 - Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, is proud to announce a world’s first in power supply technologies, the Silent Pro Hybrid Series. Equipped with fully modular cables, centralized control of power supply and system fans, a noise-free operation mode, and an included 5.25” drive bay fan controller module, the Silent Pro Hybrid Series becomes the industry benchmark to aspire to.

  • Titan launches our newest VGA cooler

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    Titan launches our newest VGA cooler

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     TTC-SC07TZ(RB) that is designed to satisfy gamers’ over clocking demand. TTC-SC07TZ(RB) utilizes the unique X holder for dual-fan design and provide multiple options of 6/7/8/9cm fan. Gamers can freely choose from various fan sizes and adjust its location based on their cooling requirements. A fan speed controller is also included for flexible fan speed. Titan TTC-SC07TZ(RB) VGA Cooler is your best choice for VGA cooling.

  • Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 - VGA Cooler for Enthusiasts

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    Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 - VGA Cooler for Enthusiasts

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    Pfäffikon/Switzerland, October 4th, 2011 -- The Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 is the most powerful VGA cooler ever. There is no reason to suffer from the stock cooler’s enormous noise level any longer since the Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 offers superior cooling performance at a fraction of the loudness – a perfect solution for overclockers as well as silent enthusiasts.

  • Accelero S1 PLUS - Passive VGA Coolers for Absolute Silence

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    Accelero S1 PLUS - Passive VGA Coolers for Absolute Silence

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    Pfäffikon/Switzerland, October 4th, 2011 -- ARCITC is pleased to unveil its Accelero S1 PLUS which may be the best performing passive VGA cooler on the planet – with a wide range of compatibilities. The noise from a typical VGA cooler can be very annoying but the Accelero S1 PLUS allows you to enjoy uninterrupted brainstorming at work and maximum enjoyment in gaming.

  • OtterBox to Deliver Protection for Apple iPhone 4S

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    OtterBox to Deliver Protection for Apple iPhone 4S

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    Fort Collins, COLO. – Following the announcement of the Apple® iPhone® 4S today, OtterBox® has confirmed it will offer all four of its case lines for the upcoming device, providing protection for any lifestyle.

    Customers will find trusted OtterBox protection in the Defender Series®, Reflex Series®, Commuter Series® and Impact Series® cases, which, following device availability Oct. 14, will be tested by product designers for compatibility.

  • Westinghouse’s Line Of LED HDTVs Are The Perfect Holiday Gift Idea

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    Westinghouse’s Line Of LED HDTVs Are The Perfect Holiday Gift Idea

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    Orange, CA – Westinghouse Digital, one of the leading LCD TV manufacturers in the U.S, offers a wide range of energy-efficient, space saving LED HDTVs that are perfect for any room in the house and a great gift idea. The Westinghouse LED HDTV line features stunning design, extraordinary picture quality and industry-leading energy efficiency to set new benchmarks in HDTV value for the holiday season. Slim in design and feather light, these LED TVs contain no Mercury or Lead and have a significantly reduced carbon transportation footprint compared to previous LCD models.

  • ZOTAC GeForce LAN 6 Press Release

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    ZOTAC GeForce LAN 6 Press Release

    Aboard the USS Hornet at Alameda, California – October 14-16, 2011 - ZOTAC, one of the largest producers of NVIDIA VGA and motherboard solutions worldwide, and V3 Gaming have partnered together for GeForce LAN 6 and will be showcasing some of their latest product releases including the water-cooled GTX 580 Infinity, the Z68ITX motherboard, and the GTX 590. NVidia’s GeForce LAN 6 will be a 48 hour event that culminates in a BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) tournament that promises 64-player Battlefield 3 gameplay! GeForce LAN 6 will be held aboard the USS Hornet off the coast of Alameda, California from October 14th to October 16th.

  • Qualcomm’s Dr. Paul E. Jacobs to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at the 2012 International CES

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    Qualcomm’s Dr. Paul E. Jacobs to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at the 2012 International CES

    Jacobs to Keynote as Part of the Technology and Evolving Countries (TEC) Program at CES Focused on Mobile Technology’s Impact on Global Innovation in Consumer Electronics and Computing

    Arlington, Va., October 3, 2011 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2012 International CES®. Jacobs' keynote will be part of the Technology and Evolving Countries (TEC) Program at the 2012 CES, focused on the role mobile technology plays in global innovation and economic growth in consumer electronics. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2012 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, is scheduled January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • GIGABYTE Announces ‘Locked ‘n’ Loaded’ Contest at HWBOT

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    GIGABYTE Announces ‘Locked ‘n’ Loaded’ Contest at HWBOT

    Intel® Core™ CPU Multipliers Get Locked

    City of Industry, California, USA. September, 30th 2011 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its latest overclocking competition in conjunction with HWBOT.org, the ‘Locked ‘n’ Loaded’ Contest’.

  • Cooler Master Halloween Treated, Not Tricked, System Giveaway

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    Cooler Master Halloween Treated, Not Tricked, System Giveaway

     

    Chino, California – 09/30/2011 –Cooler Master & CyberPower have partnered with ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, Kingston Technology, and Patriot Memory to bring you a Halloween giveaway of epic proportions. The system will packed full of the latest offerings from Cooler Master and its partners. Some of these include Cooler Master’s newest CM Storm line-up that consists of the CM Storm Trooper mobile full-tower, CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Keyboard, CM Storm Sirus True 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset, and others. It’s high time that people were treated rather than tricked on Halloween. Will it be you? Visit the CMHD.tv Blog post regarding this contest for more details.

  • iPad 2 Finds Contemporary Styling & Convenience in a Case from OtterBox

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    iPad 2 Finds Contemporary Styling & Convenience in a Case from OtterBox

    Fort Collins, COLO. – The Reflex Series®, an innovative case line from OtterBox®, delivers great protection for iPad® 2 enthusiasts in a slim design that is easy to install, use and carry. OtterBox produces industry-leading protective products and the Reflex Series is no exception. Protection and convenience come together so the iPad is ready when you are. Now available from www.otterbox.com this new case provides:

    • Protection against scratches and drops
    • Sleek styling and lightweight portability
    • Multi-use stand
    • Easy to use, two- piece design
    • Audio pathway to redirect sound toward user 
  • RAZER and HASBRO Launches TF3 Gaming Peripherals

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    RAZER AND HASBRO LAUNCH TRANSFORMERS 3 GAMING PERIPHERALS WITH MOVIE DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE 

    Carlsbad, Calif. –– Sept 30th, 2011 -Earth will soon shroud in the dark of the moon as the great war between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS explodes, threatening to tear our planet apart. Razer, the world leader in high performance gaming hardware, under license from Hasbro, Inc., will unleash a unique Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon Collector’s Edition product line to prepare you for the metal on metal battle of epic proportions now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

  • NVIDIA nTeresting - September 30, 2011

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    In this Issue:

    • Battlefield 3 is in BETA.   Let the pwning begin!
    • PC games have cool stuff consoles do not.  NVIDIA helps pile on more cool stuff.
    • Project Grey is the brainchild of Icera. The BBC explains.
    • Notebooks are better with GeForce graphics and NVIDIA Optimus technology inside.
  • Icy Dock Professional 2.5" SSD/HDD Modules for Compact Server

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    Icy Dock Professional 2.5" SSD/HDD Modules for Compact Server

    Icy Dock has always seen the future of the 2.5" hard drive and SSD market by being the first to introduce the 2.5" and 3.5" converters. We now have a complete line of 2.5" SSD/HDD modules to complete any professional's application. Ranging from converters to full metal internal 4 bay enclosures. With ICY DOCK you get high performing rock solid enclosures with outstanding customer service and a 3-year warranty.

  • Deliberate incompetence makes for better lithium-air batteries

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    Lithium-air batteries are the coming thing. They have the potential to hold ten times the capacity per unit volume of lithium-ion batteries and are lighter, since one of the charge-carrying materials is ambient air. These air-breathing monsters look great. But, as with all monsters, they have their vulnerable spot. In this case, the vulnerability is something akin to asthma—the inability to get enough air into the battery. Medical scientists don`t seem to be too interested in making inhaler products for batteries, though, so scientists have been trying to come up with ways to keep the air flowing...

  • Acer sees Q4 sales dip, lifts prices on Thai floods

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    (Reuters) - Taiwan's Acer Inc expects fourth quarter sales to fall as much as 10 percent from the previous three months and will raise prices as flooding in Thailand disrupts supplies of hard disk drives for PCs.

    The company told an investor conference on Friday that it hopes to see some improvement in the supply of hard disks in the first quarter of next year, but added that with prices for disks rising up to 20 percent, it needs to take action....

  • Large-size panel prices to stabilize in November or December

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    Prices of large-size flat panels are expected to stabilize in November at the earliest as flat panel makers are unwilling to further cut product prices due to mounting losses, according to panel makers.

    The deteriorating finances of Taiwan's panel makers has caused them to become reluctant about further cutting large-size panel prices, they said. 32-inch LCD panels for TVs have reached cash cost. Makers said they would rather not take orders than buy materials to produce products while still losing money.

    Despite still harsh economic conditions in the fourth quarter, panel makers said there will be no further cuts in large-size panel prices so they can deal with their financial situations. Large-size panel prices are expected to stabilize as early as November and no later than December 2011,...

  • IT still hating on Apple: 41% block employee-owned Macs

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    Forty-one percent of enterprises do not allow employee-owned Macs access to any company resources, even Web-based e-mail, according to the results of a new Forrester survey of IT executives at North American and European companies.

    Forrester asked 590 IT executives and technology decision-makers if employee-owned Macs are granted access to resources like Web-based e-mail, hosted applications and virtual desktops, internal networks, and native e-mail applications. Forty-one percent answered “none of the above.”...

  • China accused of attacking US satellites

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    China has once again been accused of commit acts of cyber-warfare, with a congressional commission claiming evidence of interference with US government satellites.

    According to the annual report of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, due to be released in its final form next month, Chinese hackers used a ground station in Norway to interrupt the operation of the Landsat-7 and Terra AM-1 satellites in 2007 and 2008 for reasons unknown....

  • First the PC business, perhaps the TouchPad is next in the revival line

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    Summary: Now that HP is officially keeping its PC division in the company, maybe the TouchPad is next in the revival line.

    Updated: The web is reverberating with news from HP today that is will keep its PC division. The official release from HP makes it clear it will stay behind the Personal Systems Group (PSG):

    “HP objectively evaluated the strategic, financial and operational impact of spinning off PSG. It’s clear after our analysis that keeping PSG within HP is right for customers and partners, right for shareholders, and right for employees,” said Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer. “HP is committed to PSG, and together we are stronger.”...

  • FCC approves rural broadband push

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    Federal regulators on Thursday approved a sweeping overhaul of the nation's $8 billion fund that subsidizes phone service — instead targeting money to finance the spread of high-speed Internet to an estimated 18 million Americans who don't have it.

    The FCC voted 4-0 on the makeover of the Universal Service Fund, which helps provide phone service to rural America and to those with low incomes. Regulators approved the new Connect America Fund in a bid to boost U.S. broadband to rural America. The FCC also started a new Mobility Fund to build out mobile broadband....

  • LSI Scoops Up SandForce for $322 Million

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    warpdrive.pngWell here's a bit of a shocker. A company called LSI has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SandForce, makers of all those high-speed solid state drive (SSD) controllers that are so popular in the performance category. Most people assumed it would be a company like Intel, or even Corsair who would eventually swoop in and scoop SandForce up, just as OCZ did with Indilinx.

    But it was LSI who made the move, agreeing to pay approximately $322 million in cash and assume in the neighborhood of $48 million of unvested sotck options and restricted shares held by SandForce employees. In recent years, LSI has focused most of its attention on networking and storage solutions for the enterprise....

  • Windows Media Center pops up in Windows 8

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    Windows Media Center has finally made its appearance in Windows 8.

    Users at the My Digital Life forum apparently discovered the application in the latest pre-beta build of Windows 8, dubbed 8141. One poster said it seems to be the old Windows 7 version, while WinRumors noted that it appears to be a standalone desktop app.

    The debut of Media Center in the latest Windows 8 build should comfort users who noticed that it was missing from the earlier builds. In response to concerned feedback sent to Microsoft, Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky confirmed in an early September blog that Media Center would indeed be part of Windows 8....

  • Asian chipmakers see gloomy Q4; 2012 a bit brighter

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    (Reuters) - Asian chipmakers, including the world's top contract chipmaker TSMC, reported sharply worsened quarterly earnings and braced for another uncertain quarter as a weak global economy hits demand for computers, though roaring growth of smartphones and tablets offered a bright spot. On Thursday, Taiwan's TSMC reported a worse-than-expected 35 percent decline in profit to T$30.4 billion ($1 billion), its fourth straight quarterly drop.

    South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc, the world's No.2 computer memory chipmaker, reported its first quarterly operating loss in two years.

    In Japan, Hynix's rival Elpida Memory Inc also tumbled to a quarterly loss....

  • Mozilla and Microsoft release custom Firefox with Bing

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    Microsoft and Mozilla have announced a special release of Firefox that integrates with the Bing search engine. The build, which is called Firefox with Bing, is available for users to download from a Microsoft-hosted website.

    When Firefox 4 was released last year, it added Bing as one of the available options in the browser's built-in search box. Google remained the default, but Bing became easily accessible to users who prefer Microsoft's search engine. Microsoft and Mozilla also took the opportunity to establish a revenue-sharing agreement around the search integration....

  • Asustek, Gigabyte to miss motherboard shipment targets for 2011

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    Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, facing weak market demand in Europe, the US and China, are expected to fail to achieve their motherboard shipment goals for 2011 and only ship 22 million and 17.5-18 million units, respectively, about one million units less than their original targets, according to sources from motherboard players.

    Although Intel is already set to launch its upcoming Sandy Bridge E-based CPUs and X79 chipsets for the high-end market in the middle of November to help attract consumers, due to leaked information that Intel will launch upgraded Sandy Bridge E C2 CPUs and upgraded chipsets only two months after, consumers are likely to wait until the upgraded models are launched....

  • Corning's new Lotus Glass promises higher-resolution displays, more

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    Corning, the developers of Gorilla Glass, announced the launch of a new display material named Lotus Glass for use with LCD and OLED screens today in a press release. The company says Lotus Glass has more "thermal and dimensional stability," which will allow it to better withstand the process of attaching high-resolution displays and implementing “tighter design rules.”

    LCD glass substrates can require intense heating and cooling cycles to create screens, particularly for higher-resolution displays, Corning says. Lotus Glass has a higher annealing point than Gorilla Glass, meaning more heat is required for the material to relax internal stresses and forces....

  • Rockstar Games confirms 'Grand Theft Auto V'

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    Visitors to the Rockstar Games website likely received a huge jolt when hopping onto the home page.

    That's where the studio has confirmed through a simple logo the existence of Grand Theft Auto V.

    The only other detail featured is a Nov. 2 launch of the game's first trailer.

    To say Grand Theft Auto V is a highly anticipated game is perhaps a gross understatement. The open-world action title serves as a follow-up to the successful 2008 release of Grand Theft Auto IV, where players watch Niko Bellic strike it rich after leaving Eastern Europe for the U.S....

  • Pew: Tablet users devour news

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    NEW YORK – Although tablet owners spend more time consuming news than poking around on Facebook, they're reluctant to pay for news content.

    That's according to a study from the Pew Research Center's Project for the Excellence in Journalism, due out on Tuesday. It found that 11% of American adults own a tablet of some kind, and a majority of them spend 90 minutes a day using the device.

    Consuming news is one of the most popular activities, up there with e-mail and more popular than social networking. Only general Web-browsing proved more popular on tablets than news and e-mail....

  • Graphics card makers conservative about Nvidia and AMD 28nm chips

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    While Nvidia and AMD are poised to use Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC's) 28nm technology to produce the GPUs Kepler and Southern Islands respectively, most Taiwan-based graphics card makers hold a conservative attitude about the new GPUs with some makers cautiously watching the market status before making any further decisions, according to industry sources..

    Compared to the makers' eagerness for the previous-generation GPUs, graphics card makers are rather conservative about the upcoming 28nm chips due to concerns such as TSMC's weak 40nm process yield rate issues may re-occur in its 28nm process and weakening demand for graphics cards and lower-than-expected gross margins....

  • Nokia proclaims new dawn with Windows phones

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    (Reuters) - Nokia unveiled two sleek new Microsoft Windows phones Wednesday, a first step in the ailing cellphone maker's fightback against Apple and Google.

    The flagship Lumia 800 and more basic Lumia 710 will go on sale in key European markets by the Christmas holiday season.

    They are the first fruits of Chief Executive Stephen Elop's big bet on Microsoft software that spooked investors earlier this year. Analysts said the pairing remains well short of finding an iPhone killer....

  • Lenovo sees hard disk supply constraints from Thai floods

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    (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's No.2 PC maker, said on Wednesday that it expected some constraints on hard disk drive supplies through the first quarter of next year after severe floods in Thailand crimped global supply.

    Asia's PC makers have been suffering from a double whammy of an expected weak demand during the year-end holiday season and concerns over components shortage in coming months as the floods submerged Thailand's industrial parks,...

  • John McCarthy — Father of AI and Lisp — Dies at 84

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    When IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer won its famous chess rematch with then world champion Garry Kasparov in May 1997, the victory was hailed far and wide as a triumph of artificial intelligence. But John McCarthy — the man who coined the term and pioneered the field of AI research — didn’t see it that way.

    As far back as the mid-60s, chess was called the “Drosophila of artificial intelligence” — a reference to the fruit flies biologists used to uncover the secrets of genetics — and McCarthy believed his successors in AI research had taken the analogy too far. ...

  • GIGABYTE Unveils LGA2011 Motherboard Lineup

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    GIGABYTE Unveils LGA2011 Motherboard Lineup

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    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but Gigabyte's upcoming LGA2011 motherboard lineup is sure to leave enthusiasts speechless. Pictured below are four Gigabyte Intel X79 motherboards: The gaming oriented G1 Assassin 2 in a flourescent green and black color theme, the X79-UD7 sporting the Gigabyte orange OC color theme, the X79-UD5 in blue, and finally the X79-UD3 in gray.  More photos can be seen in Gigabyte's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#%21/media/set/?set=a.10150364375938695.368866.28864403694&type=3

  • Ten years of Windows XP: how longevity became a curse

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    Windows XP's retail release was October 25, 2001, ten years ago today. Though no longer readily available to buy, it continues to cast a long shadow over the PC industry: even now, a slim majority of desktop users are still using the operating system.

    Windows XP didn't boast exciting new features or radical changes, but it was nonetheless a pivotal moment in Microsoft's history. It was Microsoft's first mass-market operating system in the Windows NT family. It was also Microsoft's first consumer operating system that offered true protected memory, preemptive multitasking, multiprocessor support, and multiuser security....

  • Netflix loses 800,000 U.S. subscribers

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    SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix jolted its shareholders again with a third-quarter financial report that portrayed a company in crisis.

    The video subscription service's latest blooper reel, released Monday, included an even larger customer exodus than the company had foreseen after announcing an unpopular price increase in July. What's worse, the report contained a forecast calling for more defections during the next few months.

    The backlash will deprive Netflix of some of the revenue that management had been counting on to finance the company's expansion plans while it pays higher fees for Internet video streaming rights....

  • Visa, MasterCard to use buying history for ad targeting?

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    All the purchases you make with your MasterCard or Visa could be used to provide you with more-targeted ads as you surf the Web, a new report claims.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, the credit card companies are currently trying to work out a system whereby purchases consumers make in a brick-and-mortar store can be used to deliver more effective ads online.

    In a MasterCard document the Journal obtained that outlined some of the company's plans, which included linking Web users with purchases, the credit card provider said that it believes "you are what you buy."...

  • Battlefield 3 screenshots celebrate US launch

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    Battlefield 3 is out today in the US, but not in Europe for another three whole days. To stop players from keeling over with anticipation EA have provided a bunch of new screenshots. If you wobble them around a bit you can sort of pretend you’re in the game. Have someone shout “WAR,” “THERE’S NO TIME!” and “SHOOT HIM, SHOOT THAT MAN” into your left ear while someone else does the ‘baba ba bababa’ riff into your right ear and you’re basically there. Well, not quite. You can read our Battlefield 3 first impressions for an idea of what it’s really like.

    The shots are taken from both the multiplayer and single palyer portions of the game, consisting of action shots as well as a few vistas that show the amazing draw distances and effects the FrostBite 2 engine is capable of. See bigger versions of the thumbnails DICE previously released of each of Battlefield 3?s nine multiplayer maps. Which one will you jump into first when Battlefield 3 finally unlocks?...

  • Intel seeks industry effort to lower ultrabook prices

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    (Reuters) - Intel Corp is comfortable with its chip pricing now and is working with suppliers and manufacturers to lower the cost of its new ultrabook slim PCs, a product it sees as key to reviving the traditional computer in the face of the tablet challenge.

    The Santa Clara, California-based company expects ultrabooks, super-thin laptops using Intel processors that are similar to Apple Inc's MacBook Air, to account for 40 percent of the consumer PC market by the end of next year....

  • Asustek, Pegatron to host investor conferences with new products to be focus

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    Pegatron Technology and Asustek Computer are set to host their third-quarter investor conference on October 27 and 31, respectively, with Asustek's Eee Pad Tranformer and Zenbook shipments to be the focus of the meeting. Meanwhile, Pegatron is also expected to explain how China's environmental reports about its subsidiaries that supply components to Apple, are creating pollution as well as how its 10 million iPhone 4S orders will affect its revenues in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 2012.

    With Pegatron's three component subsidiaries that supply to Apple in China being accused by China's environmental report for creating pollution, Pegatron has responded that one of the subsidiary is currently purchasing equipment to eliminate both noise and waste gas released and the subsidiary will continue to proceed with replacing old equipment as well as having a regular maintenance schedule....

  • Supernote lets you take some pretty super notes on your ASUS tablet (video)

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    Sit back and take notes while we... talk about Supernote. This note-taking app quietly debuted on the Eee Pad Transformer and Slider earlier this month, when ASUS rolled out an OTA update to Android 3.2.1, but the company has now provided substantially more details on the feature, which promises to "revolutionize the way you take notes in class." With Supernote onboard, students can write or scribble using either the keyboard or their own fingers. That isn't exactly enthralling, in and of itself, but what's cool is the fact that Supernote will convert each hand-drawn item into an image, allowing users to seamlessly modify or delete their own characters as if they were typed text. The tool also makes it easy to insert graphs or charts, thanks to an "Add Annotation" option that integrates diagrams directly into your lecture notes. And, perhaps best of all, the app will even let you insert photos, meaning you can just take a shot of your professor's blackboard and worry about understanding it later. Intrigued? Check out a demo video, after the break....

  • Ultra High-Def TV moves one step closer to your living room

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    Five years from now, your 1080p HDTV may look just as antiquated as your old analog set does now. Ultra HDTV looks to be the next step in the evolution of displays, and its technical standards have just been laid out by the ITU Study Group on Broadcasting Service.

    If you thought our current television displays were as advanced as they will get, consider the 33 million pixel set that was demonstrated in 2008 by Tokyo broadcast NHK. That’s roughly 16 times more pixels than what a 1080p set offers. This increased count figures to be the key figure in defining ultra high-def TV (UHDTV)....

  • Microsoft's YouTube Channel Gets Hijacked and Wiped Clean

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    Microsoft's official YouTube channel was hijacked on Saturday and all videos hosted on it were temporarily removed. The hacker replaced them with others claiming that Microsoft is holding a contest.

    "We are sponsoring" and "Make us a Background to Get Subbox!!!" were the titles of two rogue videos published by those responsible for the attack. Meanwhile, the channel's description was modified to read "Wish to Become Sponsored? Message me."...

  • 'Battlefield' throws down gauntlet before 'Warfare' lands

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    War," the song goes, "is not the answer."

    All apologies to Marvin Gaye, but war is what's going on in video games right now. And perhaps the biggest war game showdown to date kicks off this week with Electronic Arts' release of first-person combat game Battlefield 3, available Tuesday. •EA, the No. 2 publisher in the U.S., has Activision's multibillion-dollar Call of Duty franchise in its sights. Deploying Battlefield 3 two weeks before the Nov. 8 arrival of the next Call of Duty installment, Modern Warfare 3, is part of EA's extensive campaign to gain inroads into the $5 billion first-person shooter game market....

  • Intel extends lead with Core i7-2700K chip

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    Intel has turned up the heat on rival AMD's new Bulldozer chips with the launch of the Core i7-2700K, the fastest Sandy Bridge processor yet released.

    Running 100MHz faster than the previous top-end Core i7-2600K chip - and featuring overclocking capabilities through an unlocked multiplier, as indicated by the K suffix - the new chip promises to extend Intel's lead over its rival's latest product.

    Built on the same Socket 1155 package as its predecessors, the quad-core chip runs at 3.5GHz - 3.9GHz when running in 'Turbo Boost' mode, which disables underused processor cores to provide more power for single-threaded applications - and includes 8MB of cache memory. ..

  • Apple quietly beefs up MacBook Pro line with faster CPUs, more

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    Apple's MacBook Pro line received a quiet update on Monday morning with bumped processor specs and more storage space. The speed and hard drive bumps varied by MacBook Pro size, and some models also received upgrades to their graphics offerings.

    The 13" MacBook Pro saw its processors go to 2.4Ghz dual-core Intel Core i5s and 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7s, up from 2.3GHz and 2.7GHz respectively. The machines also saw their drives bumped up to 500GB and 750GB. The 15" MacBook Pro, on the other hand, went up to 2.2GHz and 2.4GHz Core i7s, up from 2.0 and 2.2GHz, with an AMD Radeon HD 6750M in the lower-end machine and a 6770M on the higher end....

  • Chinese robots display ping-pong prowess

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    Oct. 24 - China's world-class table tennis players may soon face competition from two robots, programmed by scientists to serve, return and hold rallies. The humanoid machines have been equipped with ball-tracking technology and responsive limbs and could one day give human opponents a run for their money....

  • AMD launching new platform for ultrabook-like products

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    AMD has made plans for ultrabook-like products for the next two years – in 2012, AMD will launch the Deccan platform to replace Brazos and will launch Kerala in 2013.

    Since AMD's share in the global CPU market has been around 20% in recent years while the company has about 10% share in the global notebook CPU market, AMD is preparing plans for ultra-thin notebooks hoping to raise its share in the notebook CPU market.

    In June 2012, AMD is set to launch Deccan, featuring Krishna and Wichita-based APUs and will upgrade to Kerala featuring Kabini-based APUs. With the upgrades, the overall performance and power consumption of AMD's platforms are expected to see an extraordinary improvement, allowing AMD to compete against Intel's Ivy Bridge platform in 2012 and Haswell platform in 2013....

  • Thai floods threaten Asia PC makers holiday sales

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    (Reuters) - Asia's PC makers, already grappling with the prospect of subdued year-end holiday season consumer demand, are faced with a likely further slowdown in the lunar new year sales season as Thailand's floods cut the supply of hard disk drives.

    A likely shortage of the key component as floods threaten up to 30 percent of hard disk output could mean weak sales in the first quarter, hurting an industry already facing a challenge from smartphones and tablets such as Apple Inc's iPad and from slowing corporate spending on technology hardware...

  • Microsoft collects license fees on 50% of Android devices, tells Google to "wake up"

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    Google’s complaints about patent-based attacks against Android don’t seem to be doing the company any good. We all know Steve Jobs pledged to destroy Android, claiming it stole its ideas from Apple’s iOS. Yet what is likely an even bigger threat comes from Microsoft, which claims that more than half of all Android devices are now subject to patent licensing agreements.

    What does that mean? When you buy an Android phone, there’s a good chance either the vendor whose name is on the device or one of the manufacturers who contributed hardware to it is paying Microsoft a fee for each sale....

  • 10 years ago today, the original iPod changed music

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    Happy 10th anniversary to the iPod! It was introduced at a low-key Steve Jobs presentation on October 23, 2001, when the country and the consumer electronics market were still reeling from the events of six weeks earlier. The 5 GB device designed to put "1,000 songs in your pocket" wound up not only being a smashing hit, but paving the way to a revolution in how music and movies are purchased today, not to mention preparing the ground for the iPhone and the iPad....

  • NVidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang Talks About Windows Arm, Tegra, and the Cost of R&D at AsiaD

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    NVidia’s founder and president Jen-Hsun Huang was on hand at this years AsiaD conference, and as usual, he put on quite the show. In addition to reconfirming the companies future plans for the Tegra platform, he offered up sage advice for Microsoft on how to manage Intel during the transition to arm, how much his company is spending on R&D, and even openly fantasized about getting his chips in future versions of the iPad.

    When asked about his feelings towards Windows on ARM, Huang was quite specific, don’t call it a PC....

  • Leaked: first Nokia Windows Phone 7 'Sabre' pics

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    Photos of Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 handset, the Nokia Sabre, have been leaked on to the internet by mobile phone news site Pocketnow.

    Mobile phone blog Pocketnow obtained pictures of the Sabre prototype - which bears a striking resemblance to the existing Nokia 603 - from an unnamed source. The leak comes a week before the launch of Nokia's new range, the result of a deal announced with Microsoft earlier this year..

  • AmtrakConnect WiFi now available on at least one Northeast Regional train

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    Okay, so it's a little later than expected, but we're happy to report that at least some Northeast Regional trains have now been augmented by AmtrakConnect. This (free) WiFi has been available on Acela trains for some time now, and in a few lucky Regional trains in the Northwest. Amtrak still hasn't confirmed the existence of this connectivity, so we can't say for sure just how many of its trains have been suitably augmented, but we know that at least number 69, the Adirondack, has it, because we're using it right now. Connectivity is a little rough and speeds are decidedly low -- problems that can certainly be applied to this particular railway relic as a whole.

  • Panasonic to slash domestic chip output: Nikkei

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    (Reuters) - Japanese electronics maker Panasonic Corp will scale back domestic semiconductor output by the end of March 2012 and cut about 1,000 jobs, reflecting its recent move to reduce TV panel production, the Nikkei business daily said on Sunday.

    All of the firm's five domestic chip-manufacturing facilities, including the state-of-the-art Uozu plant in Toyama prefecture, will cut output,...

  • Can AMD survive Bulldozer's disappointing debut?

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    AMD's long-awaited Bulldozer processor finally hit the market this week, and the Web has been flooded with benchmark results. One thing is clear: this won't kill Intel's Sandy Bridge, as some were hoping. Indeed, in some tests, Bulldozer can't even keep up with its predecessor. The launch of the Phenom in 2007 was similarly underwhelming—it arrived late, broken, and slow—but AMD managed to turn things around with Phenom II to produce a viable competitor to many of Intel's processors.

    AMD's future success will depend on the company's ability to make lemonade from the Bulldozer lemons. And its ability to do that will be governed by the Bulldozer architecture: is it fundamentally flawed, or are the performance issues merely teething trouble?...

  • Blizzard unveils Dota and new panda-focused WoW expansion

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    Blizzard made two big announcements related to its World of Warcraft franchise and a new game at the opening ceremonies of Blizzcon Friday. The first was a Defense of the Ancients-style game that pits two teams of heroes against one another to destroy each others’ structures on opposite sides of the map. The second was a WoW expansion centering on... panda bears?

    The DotA game, appropriately named Blizzard Dota, works similar to the popular game League of Legends where players control “heroes” that work in teams alongside lesser automated fighters to battle through the other team’s forces and destroy their towers. The game will feature several popular characters from Blizzard’s other franchises....

  • Ubuntu 12.04 to feature extended support period for desktop users

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    Five-year Long Term Support (LTS) makes Ubuntu a compelling choice for the business desktop

    London, October 21st, 2011: Canonical today announced it would be extending the support and maintenance period for its upcoming Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu for desktop users from three years to five years. The move comes in response to increasing demand for Ubuntu desktops in corporate environments where longer maintenance periods are the norm. It brings the desktop product into line with Ubuntu Server which continues with five years of support for LTS releases....

  • PR2 Scoops Some Poop

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    This could be it, folks. The one killer application that the entire robotics world has been waiting for. It's bold, it's daring, it's potentially transformative, and you know you want it.

    It's POOP.

    Ben Cohen and his colleagues from the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania devoted literally an entire weekend to programming their PR2 robot, Graspy, to handle POOPs. POOPs (Potentially Offensive Objects for Pickup) are managed by the robot using a customized POOP SCOOP (Perception Of Offensive Products and Sensorized Control Of Object Pickup) routine....

  • Bye-bye unlimited 4G: Sprint institutes data usage caps

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    Sprint has announced that none of its customers with tablets, USB connection cards, or mobile hotspots will have unlimited 4G access anymore. Instead, the 3G and 4G data use will be combined and capped, with extra charges for overages. The restriction does not currently extend to mobile phones that are not used for tethering, and goes into effect next month.

    Sprint has been beating its chest in ads about its unlimited data services, but that bragging point is quickly crumbling. Last month, a leaked document stated the company would start capping data via mobile phone hotspot at 5GB per month, with overage charges for both new and current customers....

  • Suppliers have mixed feelings about SSD adoption in ultrabooks

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    With ultrabooks expected to create new demand for solid-state drives, suppliers of SSDs actually have mixed feelings about the impact on their businesses, according to industry sources.

    While hoping that booming ultrabook sales would help accelerate the adoption of SSDs into PCs, the players also expressed caution that ultrabooks are still high-priced causing sales to be slow....

  • Intel expected to unveil 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs in March 2012

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    Intel is expected to unveil its 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs in March 2012 at the earliest, with initial offerings focusing on dual- and quad-core models, according to sources at motherboard makers.

    The quad-code Ivy Bridge CPUs will have thermal design power (TDP) ratings of 45W, 65W and 77W, while the dual-core models will have TDP ratings of 35W and 55W, indicated the sources.

    For the 7-series desktop CPUs, Intel will launch Z77 and Z75 chipsets to replace its Z68 and P67, and a H77 to replace H67. Additionally, Intel will also release Q77, Q75 and B75 chipsets for business models, replacing the Q67, Q65 and B65.

  • A deep-dive tour of Ice Cream Sandwich with Android's chief engineer

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    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California—There are few things in this world I despise more than software updates. Downloading hundreds of files, waiting for the progress bar to fill, restarting the device—it's all a thankless chore. Usually.

    But Google's Android 4.0 operating system, better known by its tasty nickname "Ice Cream Sandwich ,"or ICS, is far from a mere mobile OS update. Ice Cream Sandwich is a complete OS overhaul that includes tweaks ranging from the geekily esoteric (widget resizing!) to the most surface-level of interface improvements (think "shinier," care of faux-polished surfacing effects). It's also destined for both Android smartphones and tablets, unifying Google's mobile OS platforms for the first time....

  • Can the Facebook economy help Americans find jobs?

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    Facebook and the U.S. Department of Labor are teaming up to help unemployed Americans find work via social networks.

    The new effort, announced Thursday in Washington, D.C and live streamed on Facebook, is called the "Social Jobs Partnership." A video of the event can be found here. Also joining the effort is a coalition of employment service non-profits: the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association (DE), and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).....

  • Jobs refused cancer treatment too long: biographer

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    (Reuters) - Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs refused potentially life-saving cancer surgery for nine months, shrugging off his family's protests and opting instead for alternative medicine, according to the tech visionary's biographer.

    When he eventually sought surgery, the rare form of pancreatic cancer had spread to the tissues surrounding the organ, biographer Walter Isaacson said in an interview with "60 Minutes" on CBS, to be aired on Sunday....

  • Mobile phones don't hike cancer risk: Danish study

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    (Reuters) - Mobile phones do not increase the risk of cancer, according to a large study involving more than 350,000 people by Danish researchers published Friday.

    The results, released on the British Medical Journal's website, chime with a series of other studies that have reached similar conclusions....

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim screenshots have magic battle axes, magic bows, furious Orcs

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    Just three weeks remain before we get to explore Skyrim. Three long, agonising weeks. Why can’t it be November 11 today? Why does time have to be so remorselessly linear? We’d happily break the space-time continuum to get a bit closer to release day, but instead we’ll have to settle for ten new screenshots showing some gorgeous, muted vistas, ice golems and assassinations. If you want a preview of our facial expressions when we boot up Skyrim for the first time, look no further than the first image of an undead warrior so excited to be in Skyrim....

  • Adobe to Fix Flash Flaw That Allows Webcam Spying

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    Adobe is working on a fix for a Flash Player vulnerability that can be exploited via clickjacking techniques to turn on people's webcams or microphones without their knowledge.

    The issue was discovered by a Stanford University computer science student named Feross Aboukhadijeh who based his proof-of-concept exploit on a similar one disclosed back in 2008 by an anonymous researcher.

    Technically known as user interface (UI) redressing, clickjacking is a type of attack that combines legitimate Web programming features, like CSS opacity and positioning, with social engineering to trick users into initiating unwanted actions....

  • China rare earths supplier suspends production

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    BEIJING (AP) — China's biggest producer of rare earths is suspending production for one month in hopes of boosting slumping prices of the exotic minerals used in mobile phones and other high-tech products.

    This week's move by Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (Group) Hi-Tech might fuel tensions with the United States and Europe. They have questioned Beijing's decision announced earlier to limit exports while it tries to develop its own manufacturers of magnets and other products made of rare earths....

  • AMD Catalyst 11.10 Version 3 Preview Driver Fixes Rage (Again)

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    Try chanting, "At least it's not Duke Nukem Forever" the next time you fire up Rage and notice any graphical glitches. Screen tearing, popping, texture corruption, and other ugly problems have plagued Rage's release on the PC, but hey, it's more fun to play than DNF, has prettier graphics, and you didn't sit around a decade-and-a-half waiting for it, so there all that going for it. There are also driver updates that are supposed to smooth things out, including AMD's new Catalyst 11.10 Version 3 Preview Driver....

  • Moon Wars: International law could let China own the moon

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    With commercial spaceflight (literally) launching soon, the U.S. private sector isn't the only group stepping up its space game. China just sent its 8.5-ton Tiangong-1 space station module skyward, and now the country could be poised to stake out the moon for its own.

    At the 2011 International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight, aerospace entrepreneur and commercial space expert Robert Bigelow made the case that the U.S. is just resting on its lunar laurels — and China might make a big move. In the scenario, China will continue to ramp up its space program for the next ten years, a trend the country has already expressed clear interest in pursuing....

  • Asus' new Android Transformer tablet going quad-core

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    The Asus Transformer is an Android tablet with a detachable keyboard.

    Asus Chairman Jonney Shih unveiled his company's next-generation Android tablet today, a 10-inch model in the Transformer family that will come with Nvidia's quad-core Kal-El processor.

    Shih, speaking at All Things Digital AsiaD conference in Hong Kong, said the model will be 8.3 millimeters thick and features USB and mini HDMI ports, but reserved further details for a formal launch on November 9,...

  • Intel faces dropping Atom revenues

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    Intel's Atom processor and chipset business revenues dropped 32% on year to only US$269 million in the third quarter of 2011, indicating that the netbook market has been strongly impacted by tablet PCs, according to sources from PC players.

    In the past, Intel's Atom N series processors were able to account for close to 95% of the netbook CPU market, but as demand for netbooks continues to drop, several notebook vendors have already turned to purchasing AMD's APUs as they are cheaper, and feature better performance....

  • Soft PC sales likely to hold back Microsoft profit

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    (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp looks set to report flat or lower demand for its flagship Windows product on Thursday, a victim of limp personal computer sales, casting a shadow over otherwise strong earnings in a troubled global economy.

    The world's largest software maker generally meets or beats Wall Street's profit forecasts -- as it has for the last nine quarters -- but investors tend to focus on Windows sales, which have dropped for the last three quarters when compared to year-ago figures....

  • Watch Uncharted 3's launch trailer, then remove jaw from floor

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    While my critical duties have made it impossible to completely remove myself from learning a few things about the upcoming Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, I've gone out of my way to avoid any sort of spoiler or plot detail I didn't need to know. If there is one series that rewards going in completely blind, it's the ongoing adventures of Nathan Drake.

    In that spirit, you may want to skip the trailer embedded in this post. I'm a good chunk of the way through the game and can share some thoughts in the coming days, and I can say there are few spoiler-type things shown. You may want to be completely surprised by the events, characters, and locations. But if you're going to watch, I have one piece of advice: buckle up....

  • Researchers can keylog your PC using your iPhone's accelerometer

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    Researchers at Georgia Tech and MIT have developed a proof of concept to demonstrate that it is possible to record a computer user's keystrokes using an iPhone 4's accelerometer. The researchers developed a method to accurately translate the vibrations from typing on a keyboard picked up by the device's accelerometer when placed on a desk near a PC. Though they warn that hackers could potentially use their method to eavesdrop on a user's keystrokes, they believe the actual threat is quite low.

    The method, detailed in a paper titled “(sp)iPhone: Decoding Vibrations From Nearby Keyboards Using Mobile Phone Accelerometers,” works by interpreting pairs of keystrokes in successive order....

  • GIGABYTE Previews G1 Assassin 2 X79 Motherboard

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    GIGABYTE engineers have been very busy lately, working hard on the upcoming LGA2011 product lines from Intel.  Here is a sneak peak of one of their upcoming X79 motherboards, the G1 Assassin 2.  For more information, please check:GIGABYTE TechDaily Blog: http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/2011/10/x79-gigabyte-g1-assassin-2-motherboard.htmlGIGABYTE USA Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150357391678695.367460.28864403694&type=1 

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  • Get an Asus U36SD ultraportable laptop for $699.99

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    The Asus U36SD is one of the top-rated ultraportables available today.

    Ever since getting some hands-on time with my buddy Doug's MacBook Air, I've been itching to ditch my clunky, heavy, slowpoke laptop in favor of a super-thin, super-light ultraportable.

    Why not just buy an Air, you ask? As a card-carrying cheapskate, I just can't justify the "Apple tax"--no matter how cool the product may be. (The Air series starts at $999, and that's for the rather cramped 11-inch model.) And with all due respect to Mac fans, I don't care for the Mac OS....

  • HDD prices to rise in November due to flooding in Thailand

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    International suppliers of hard disk drives (HDDs) are expected to raise prices as component costs will rise and demand from PC ODM/OEM makers has significantly increased due to the impact of serious flooding in Thailand, according to industry sources.

    Western Digital, Seagate Technology, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and Toshiba as well as supply chain makers of components have had most of their factories in Thailand impacted by the flooding, the sources indicated. The time needed to resume production will be longer than originally estimated, the sources noted. HDD prices are sure to rise beginning November, with the extent of increases depending on the flood damage,...

  • Droid Razr smartphone makes its debut with a host of new services

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    Motorola and Verizon Wireless jointly announced a new smartphone called the Motorola Droid Razr on Tuesday at a press event in New York. The two companies bill the phone as the thinnest ever at 7.1 millimeters, with a dual core processor and Super AMOLED screen.

    The Droid Razr has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM behind a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display. The phone measures 7.1 millimeters thick, save the usual Droid chin on the end holding the rear 8-megapixel camera, where it measures a couple of millimeters thicker. Motorola estimates the battery life at 12.5 hours of talk time over 3G and 8.9 hours of video playback....

  • Google and Samsung unveil Galaxy Nexus, Android 4 at event

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    At a special event in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Samsung and Google jointly announced the Galaxy Nexus and unveiled Android 4, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), the next major version of Google's mobile operating system. The hardware specs are impressive and the platform update offers some compelling new features.

    Google first announced plans for ICS during its Google I/O conference back in May. The search giant said that the update would likely come in the fourth quarter and that it would bring together the Android tablet and smartphone environments in a cohesive user experience. The big unveiling was expected to take place alongside CTIA earlier this month, but was pushed back to this week and relocated in Hong Kong alongside the AsiaD conference....

  • Intel outlook defies worries of PC decline

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    (Reuters) - Intel Corp forecast quarterly revenue above Wall Street's expectations, defying concerns that tablets and a shaky economy are eating into demand for personal computers.

    Intel shares moved sharply higher after the company beat earnings expectations and said developing countries like China are fueling expansion and helping make up for slower growth in the United States and Europe....

  • GeForce LAN 6 BF3 Tournament Finals Highlight Video

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    The NVIDIA GeForce LAN 6 event has wrapped up and was an enormous success but the fun keeps on rolling.  NVIDIA has posted a video showing some highlights from the BF3 Tournament Finals and an interview with the winning team.  You can watch video over at NVIDIA's official YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/McwiRsCTFII

  • Making IT's life easier: VMware's quest to automate the data center

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    VMware's vCenter Operations software provides at-a-glance analysis of a customer's virtual infrastructure.

    VMware today is unveiling upgrades to several virtualization management products, saying it’s time to automate many of the tasks IT administrators are accustomed to performing manually.

    As the VMworld Europe conference begins in Copenhagen, VMware is previewing the next versions of vCenter Operations Management and vFabric Application Management, and releasing the IT Business Management Suite, based on the June acquisition of software-as-a-service vendor Digital Fuel

    . vCenter Operations was first released in March, and the upgrade is planned for early 2012 with prices starting at $50 per virtual machine. Four versions have been designed to accommodate everything from small businesses to the largest enterprises....

  • Windows Phone 7.5 users: Our keyboards keep disappearing

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    Mango users say their keyboards are disappearing.

    Mango may have been bitten by its first big bug.

    Users who have upgraded to the version 7.5 of Microsoft's Windows Phone are complaining that their keyboards randomly disappear or fail to appear when needed. Both Twitter and the XDA Developers forum have received a swarm of messages from Mango users reporting the glitch.

    Apparently, people will either touch the input field only to find that the keyboard fails to pop up or be typing an e-mail or IM or other text, and the keyboard will suddenly vanish...

  • Two Extremes of Touch Interaction

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    Microsoft Research Redmond researchers Hrvoje Benko and Scott Saponas have been investigating the use of touch interaction in computing devices since the mid-’00s. Now, two sharply different yet related projects demonstrate novel approaches to the world of touch and gestures.

    OmniTouch gives users the ability to make an entire wall a touch surface, while PocketTouch enables users to interact with smartphones inside a pocket or purse, a small surface area for touch. Both projects will be unveiled during UIST 2012, the Association for Computing Machinery’s 24th Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, being held Oct. 16-19 in Santa Barbara, Calif....

  • Ultrabook players to adopt hybrid HDD to save cost

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    Hybrid hard disc drives (HDD) have recently become a popular choice among notebook brand vendors for their ultrabook models, according to sources from ultrabook players.

    Since storage components account for about 10-15% of ultrabook's total cost, to fulfill Intel's goal of launching ultrabook with a price below US$1,000 and its demand of having a boot-up time in between 8-45 seconds and physical size smaller than a standard 9.5mm hard drive, notebook brand vendors have eyed hybrid HDD as their new storage choice....

  • Under FCC pressure, mobile carriers adopt "bill shock" warnings

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    The Federal Communications Commission and major wireless carriers today announced new guidelines for warning consumers when they're at risk of incurring unexpected charges on their cell phone bills. Dubbed "bill shock" in a 2010 FCC report, the phenomenon generated hundreds of consumer complaints to the FCC that year.

    The unexpected charges can crop up when consumers exceed the caps for their voice, data, or texting plans, or when they incur high roaming charges while traveling overseas. Earlier this year, the wireless industry insisted that consumers just needed to do their homework in order to avoid such surprises....

  • Analysis: Samsung's big idea? Upsetting the Apple cart

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    (Reuters) - Just a few doors down from the Apple store in Sydney, where a long line of fans eagerly awaited the sale of the new iPhone 4S, another throng was gathering at a Samsung store.

    Samsung was ambushing Apple at a temporary "pop up" store offering its new Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone for just A$2 to the first 10 customers each day in the run-up to the rival iPhone launch....

  • Western Digital Now Expects Flood Damage to Have "Significant Impact" on Overall Operations

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    Severe flooding in Thailand forced Western Digital to temporarily close shop in its Bangkok facilities last week, and now that it's had time to assess the damage, things aren't looking so great. Western Digital issued a statement updating the situation today and said it expects the flooding to impede the company's ability to fulfill product demand through the end of the year....

  • Jail Sentence for Pirate Bay Co-Founder Made Final

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    The Stockholm District Court sentence against Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was finalized today after he failed to appear at the Court of Appeal. Svartholm, also known as Anakata online, did not appear at the appeal trial last year because he was hospitalized in Cambodia and later went missing. The Court of Appeal has now decided to finalize the initial verdict of one year jail time and a fine of $1.1 million....

  • U.S. wireless initiative stalls new billing rules

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    (Reuters) - The U.S. wireless industry is rolling out more consumer-friendly billing practices, fending off a plan by communications regulators to impose new rules against unexpected charges.

    Guidelines to be unveiled on Monday by the wireless trade association, CTIA, will see companies send alerts to customers when they near and reach monthly limits on voice, text and data services, and before they incur international roaming charges....

  • Some PC vendors switching to Windows 8-based tablet PCs

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    Some PC vendors, including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell, reportedly plan to venture into the development of Microsoft's Windows 8-based tablet PCs with the new models likely to be launched in the third quarter of 2012, according to industry sources.

    Amazon's launch of the low-priced Kindle Fire has not only triggered a price war among Android-based tablet PC vendors, but has also pushed the vendors to alternative platforms in order to avoid fierce competition,...

  • How much money does Google make from mobile?

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    Summary: Two and a half billion reasons why Google loves mobile.

    To hear some people (*cough* fanboys *cough*) talk about Android, you’d think it was an altruistic gift that Google bestowed on the world, getting nothing back in return other than endless love and affection from users.

    Wrong!

    Android is a vital component in Google plan to bring in the big dollars, and given the projected growth of both mobile devices and usage over the coming years, it’s going to get a lot more important....

  • Video game maker revels in similarities to Cain's tax plan

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    (Reuters) - Herman Cain has soared to the top of the Republican presidential polls by touting his 9-9-9 tax plan as the solution to everything from unemployment to deflated housing prices.

    Now, the similarity of the plan to one used in a version of hit video game SimCity is drawing cheers from Redwood City, Calif., videogame maker Electronic Arts....

  • Microsoft works to win desktop users over to the Start screen

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    The most striking, in-your-face, and noticeable part of Windows 8 is its new Metro user interface, and in particular, its Start screen. The Start screen is a replacement for the Start menu that has been a feature of Windows for the last 16 years. The Start screen is touch-friendly, fullscreen, and filled with live, active tiles. It couldn't look much more different from the Start menu. Microsoft is well aware of this, and has begun tweaking the Start screen in response to user feedback....

  • DICE: “we got massive Battlefield 3 DLC plans”

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    We’re previously known that Battlefield 3 will be getting a lot of DLC, in fact, 3 times as much as Bad Company 2. Even before the release of the game, the first expansion, Back To Karkand, has been announced. According to DICE’s Lars Gustavsson, who recently spoke in an interview with MCV, the DICE studio has been “completely restructured” around DLC now.

    “Nowadays, we have operations team who looks at the title when it starts getting closer to launch (or long before) with potential downloadable content and so on,...

  • GeForce LAN Day 1 – Locked And Loaded

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    It’s only the first day of GeForce LAN 6 and we’re already pushing full steam ahead aboard the USS Hornet in Alameda, Calif. From load-in and setup to our 32-vs-32 first-round Battlefield 3 tournament to prize giveaways, it’s been a busy day. NVIDIA's dedicated events team spent most of the morning pulling off a logistical miracle – finish loading all the equipment needed for the event. Moving 600 attendees’ personal gaming rigs, the NVIDIA Freeplay gaming rigs and all manner of exhibition and A/V gear onto the USS Hornet is no easy task, but NVIDIA staff and volunteers prevailed.

    Read more Day 1 recap and for more photos of the event, head over to NVIDIA's daily blog: http://blogs.nvidia.com/2011/10/geforce-lan-day-1-locked-and-loaded/

  • Smartphone Web browsers could become major attack vector, security researchers warn

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    Vulnerabilities in mobile Web browsers pose a major threat to cellphone security and could lead to an increasing number of successful attacks in 2012, researchers are warning. Both your smartphone's default browser and browsers embedded within apps are possible attack points.

    Mobile apps are increasingly reliant on Web browsers, Georgia Tech security researchers said in their Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2012. Mobile devices and the browsers used on them often do not receive patches and updates, and “while computers can be manually configured not to trust compromised certificates or can receive a software patch in a matter of days, it can take months to remediate the same threat on mobile devices—leaving mobile users vulnerable in the meantime,”...

  • Intel mad for power, but stacked-up dies keep MELTING!

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    ERIC Moore's Law is going to be good for at least another decade, according to chip-maker Intel.

    "There's always physical limits to everything," Steve Pawlowski, senior fellow and head honcho on exascale research, told The Register at the European Research and Innovation Conference in Ireland.

    "But you can always come up with clever ways... for example, there’s nothing that says I can’t take two dies and stack them on top of each other so I can grow Moore’s Law in the third dimension," he added

    . It's not just a potentially clever way to push Moore's Law, stacking chips is something Pawlowski is looking into right now as a way to get the world to high-powered computing (HPC)....

  • New Firefox interface to speed up Firefox on Android

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    Mozilla has decided that when it comes to Android devices, performance is more important than the wealth of add-ons that can be used to customize Firefox.

    Yesterday, Mozilla's Director of Firefox Engineering Johnathan Nightingale announced on a mailing list that Firefox will move to Android's native user interface, ditching the XUL technology that has been in use by Mozilla since before there even was a Firefox....

  • Guns drawn in Activision, EA shooter game battle

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    (Reuters) - The two biggest U.S. companies in the video game industry are preparing for a gunfight.

    This holiday season, Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts will battle for supremacy in the $5 billion a year market for first-person shooter video games.

    Just two weeks apart, the two companies are releasing major sequels of games where players shoot weapons through the perspective of on-screen characters. EA is coming out with "Battlefield 3" on October 25; Activision's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" hits store shelves on November 8...

  • Gear Up for Fall Gaming with NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 and 3D Lightboost

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    PC Gaming software is a growth market, projected to garner more than 15 Billion dollars in 2011 and close to 25 Billion by 2015. Digital distribution is revolutionizing the way software is purchased and has made it much more accessible to the average gamer. While console games used to dominate over the PC gaming market, older and less sophisticated console hardware is starting to fall behind the stricter hardware requirements that newer games demand. Even in 2007, the average gaming console is 1/3 as powerful as the GeForce 8800GT. In 2011, the GeForce GTX 580 is about 9x more powerful and is not only capable of running all the latest games but the next generation of advanced game engines as well.

  • LibreOffice gaining momentum, heading to Android, iOS, and the Web

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    LibreOffice, a community-driven fork of OpenOffice.org that was founded last year, is gaining considerable momentum. An announcement made this week at a LibreOffice conference in Paris revealed that a number of French government agencies plan to adopt the open source office suite.

    The LibreOffice development community is also working on a number of ports, with the aim of bringing the software to mobile platforms and making it accessible through Web browsers.These efforts could help further expand the LibreOffice audience.....

  • Researchers Use Table Salt To Increase Hard Drive Density Six-Fold

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    Think the 4TB hard drives hitting the market now are impressive? You’re right. But one group of researchers say that’s nothing compared to the storage capacities that could be unlocked using a new technique they’ve discovered. Dr Joel Yang and his team from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering in Singapore claim that simply by adding table salt to an existing lithographic process, they have come up with a way of increasing the information density of HDDs six-fold. Basically, 6TB of info could fit onto today's 1TB platters....

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Missing Link DLC release date and price revealed

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    Sometimes, even the best games end up with the absolute worst DLC. Fortunately, Jensen’s not being saddled with the latest in cybernetically enhanced horse armor. Missing Link’s looking like quite the thing, and the boss fight sounds like it’ll make all my wildest dreams come true – including the part where I’m always wearing a trench coat for some reason.

    Best of all, the wait’s nowhere near as excruciating as, say, getting your arms replaced with transforming robot swords. According to Human Revolution’s Facebook page, the DLC’s launching on October 18 – aka, next week. The price is a bit steep at $14.99/€10.99, but you’re getting what essentially amounts to a whole new chapter in the game,...

  • Microsoft closes $8.5 billion Skype acquisition

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    Microsoft has completed its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype Global, giving the software company a major foothold in the growing market for Internet telephony services.

    "Skype is a phenomenal product and brand that is loved by hundreds of millions of people around the world," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a statement late last night. "We look forward to working with the Skype team to create new ways for people to stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues--anytime, anywhere."...

  • Bulldozer design compromises offer mixed bag for desktop use

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    AMD's first group of Bulldozer-based CPUs, the FX series, have been released and thoroughly benched. The approach behind Bulldozer is what AMD has termed a "third way" between traditional multicore and simultaneous multithreading, which should offer some performance advantages in highly threaded workflows that keep instructions pumping through its 256-bit wide FPUs and doubled-up integer units. But that third way doesn't seem to offer much of a performance or efficiency advantage for many common desktop tasks.

    We took a look at thorough testing done by AnandTech, Tech Report, and Tom's Hardware, and recommend giving those reviews a read if you're considering a Bulldozer CPU for your next machine. We'll give a high-level summary here, noting some areas where Bulldozer will shine best and where it falls flat....

  • AMD's 8-core desktop chip puts it back in the race with Intel

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    Advanced Micro Devices is looking to get back into the race with Intel with the introduction of its eight-core desktop chip and its new Bulldozer architecture.

    Latest news from Hardware Systems Advanced Micro Devices is looking to get back into the race with Intel with the introduction of its eight-core desktop chip and its new Bulldozer architecture. The chip manufacturer unveiled Wednesday its FX family of CPUs , which includes the first eight-core desktop processor. These are also the first chips to be released with AMD's Bulldozer architecture....

  • Dennis Ritchie, father of Unix and C, dies

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    Dennis Ritchie, creator of the C programming language and co-creator of the Unix operating system, has died aged 70.

    While the introduction of Intel's 4004 microprocessor in 1971 is widely regarded as a key moment in modern computing, the contemporaneous birth of the C programming language is less well known. Yet the creation of C has as much claim, if not more, to be the true seminal moment of IT as we know it; it sits at the heart of programming — and in the hearts of programmers — as the quintessential expression of coding elegance, power, simplicity and portability...

  • Aliens: Infestation is the Metroid-style, 2D Aliens game we've always wanted

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    Death is rarely scary in video games. You can always just load a previous save and redo the portion of the game you struggled with, or the game will simply bring your character back to life and plop you down right where you died. We complain about games that suffer from checkpoints that are too far from each other; we hate when we have to play the same section of the game again due to death. In multiplayer games death usually means you have to take a swig of your beer as you wait for your character to respawn. In Aliens: Infestation on the NIntendo DS, death means that you can never use that character again.

    That's right, this is one of the few games that makes player death mean something. There are a finite amount of marines in the game, and once one dies, he or she is gone forever. You can reload the game at a previous save point, but those are few and far between, especially in the earlier sections of the game....

  • Dreamy Ubuntu 11.10, the Oneiric Ocelot, slinks into view

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    Ubuntu received a major update today. The developers behind the popular Linux distribution released version 11.10, codenamed Oneiric Ocelot. The update brings a wide range of improvements, including some much-needed enhancements to Ubuntu's Unity shell.

    New Ubuntu releases are issued every six months in conformance with the distribution's time-based development cycle. The agenda for version 11.10 was announced back in March, shortly before the release of version 11.04. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth chose the codename Oneiric Ocelot to reflect the 11.10 cycle's dual emphasis on daydreams and discipline....

  • Longtime Motorola CEO Robert W. Galvin Passes Away At Age 89

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    A death of another true innovator that will inevitably result in less outpouring of emotions than the unfortunate loss of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, but one that deserves to be highlighted on these pages all the same.

    Robert William Galvin, the longtime chief executive officer of Motorola, passed away peacefully during the night of October 11, 2011 in Chicago.

    Galvin lived to become 89 years old....

  • China’s Angry Birds tablet is 7 inches of copyright-infringing fun

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    Oh, those crazy Shanzai manufacturers. Long renowned for their… er… unconventional way of doing business, they’re the folks who churn out millions of gadgets every year that are “inspired” by devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Galaxy S2. Their latest masterpiece: the Angry Birds tablet.

    It’s built by the folks at Shenzen Technology Company, who have plenty of experience churning out low-cost Android devices and the Wopad V7+ Angry Birds tablet continues that proud tradition. The V7+ is nearly identical to the Wopad V7 from last year, with a 1GHz Vicom VC882 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, VGA front camera, and 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. It’s also got dual mini-USB ports, a full-size HDMI port, and microSD expansion....

  • Australia court stops sale of Samsung tablets in Apple dispute

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    (Reuters) - An Australian court slapped a temporary ban on the sale of Samsung Electronics' latest computer tablet in the Australian market on Thursday, handing rival Apple another legal victory in the two firms' global patent war.

    The two technology firms have been locked in an acrimonious battle in nine countries involving smartphone and tablet patents since April, with the Australian dispute centering on touch-screen technology used in Samsung's new Galaxy tablet....

  • HDD industry impacted by Thailand floods

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    HDD players Western Digital, Seagate, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) and Toshiba have all been impacted by the floods in Thailand. The four players are shutting down their plants because of power shortages and a breakdown in transportation in the country. HDD supply is unlikely to recover within the next six weeks, according to sources from hard drive players.

    Most downstream players are aggressively working on piling up their HDD inventory to avoid potential shortages in the fourth quarter of 2011.

    In addition to hard drive makers, most of the HDD upstream component makers such as Japan-based Nidec (spindle motor), Taiwan-based Min Aik Technology (CAS) and Cal-Comp (PCB) also manufacture their products in Thailand....