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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lian Li Unleashes Hell on the PC Market with the PC-D666

    Lian Li Unleashes Hell on the PC Market with the PC-D666

    Lian Li PC-D666

    One Chassis, Two Systems

    31 October 2014, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today unleashes a hellish beast onto the enthusiast PC market with the dual system PC-D666 double wide brushed aluminum chassis. With a red and black aesthetic to match the number of the beast name, the PC-D666 supports a full EATX/ATX “workhorse” system on one side of the chassis, and a Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX “gaming” system in the other.

  • Razer Introduces Naga Epic Chroma Mouse for Wireless MMO Gaming

    RAZER INTRODUCES THE NAGA EPIC CHROMA MOUSE FOR WIRELESS MMO GAMING WITH 19 BUTTONS AND 16.8 MILLION COLOR OPTIONS

    Razer Naga Epic Chroma gaming mouse.

    Razer’s new gaming mouse features MMO optimized buttons, wireless gaming-grade technology and Chroma lighting features

    CARLSBAD, Calif. October 30, 2014 – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the launch of the Razer Naga Epic Chroma gaming mouse.

  • World's 1st Gaming Laptop with Mechanical Keyboard - MSI GT80 Titan

    MSI Unveils World's First Gaming Laptop with Mechanical Keyboard

    MSI - GT80 Titan

    18-inch trailblazer outfitted with SteelSeries gaming keyboard featuring Cherry Brown MX Switches

    City of Industry, Calif. October 30, 2014 MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils the GT80 Titan, the world's first gaming laptop with a mechanical keyboard.

  • ROCCAT Ryos Family Gets an eSports All-Star

    ROCCAT Ryos Family Gets an eSports All-Star

    ROCCAT Ryos TKL Pro mechanical gaming keyboard

    Ryos TKL Pro mechanical gaming keyboard arrives in stores, in style

    Hamburg, October 30, 2014 – ROCCAT Studios adds yet another keyboard to its roster of Ryos peripherals in the Ryos TKL Pro gaming keyboard, with an eye cast toward design and function suited for the eSports-centric gamer. The most complete tenkeyless mechanical keyboard on the market, the Ryos TKL Pro hits retailers and online shops worldwide today, arriving with tons of hands-on research and testing already on the books via our own gaming living legend HyuN, the number one StarCraft II player in the world, as well as our engineers and other professional gamers.

  • Corsair Introduces Ultralight Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Mice

    Corsair Introduces Ultralight Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Mice

    Corsair Introduces Ultralight Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Mice.

    Sabre RGB Mice launched at PAX Australia, available with optical or laser sensors

    FREMONT, Calif. — October 30, 2014 — Corsair Gaming, a division of PC gaming hardware leader Corsair® dedicated to the elevation of PC gaming, today introduced the Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB gaming mice, which come with one of two types of sensors: optical and laser. Designed with input from veteran pro gamers, the new mice are engineered with a new sleek, ergonomic shape and are built with an ultralight chassis for quick, fluid, and precise movements over extended gaming sessions.

  • LUXA2 Launches Exciting New Lavi Headphones Series

    LUXA2 Launches Exciting New Lavi Headphones Series

    LUXA2 Lavi Headphones Series.jpg

    Taipei, Taiwan -October 30, 2014- LUXA2, a market leader in power, audio and holder solutions, today announce the new Lavi Headphone Series, a new range of headphones designed for all musical palettes in mind - Lavi S, Lavi D Over-ear and Lavi L On-ear Wireless Headphones.

  • 5 things to know about the NovaTouch TKL

    5 Things To Know - NovaTouch TKL

    Cooler Master 5 things to know about the NovaTouch TKL


    You Asked, We Answered

    Cooler Master designed the NovaTouch TKL for power users who want the ultimate typing performance with a no-frills look.  When you’re typing over 100 words-per-minute, the NovaTouch’s Hybrid Capacitive Switch gives an advantage that no other mechanical keyboard can provide. The switch provides a responsive and comfortable experience for both the professional typist and the professional gamer.

  • Introducing the new NZXT Armory!

    Introducing the new NZXT Armory!

    Introducing the new NZXT Armory!

    Your Source for Everything NZXT.

    Los Angeles, CA – Redeveloped from the ground up, the new NZXT Armory has been designed to improve the shopping experience with increased connectivity and smarter design.

  • The New Thermaltake TR2 Bronze Series 450W, 500W, and 600W, Power Supply Units

    The New Thermaltake TR2 Bronze Series
    450W, 500W, and 600W, Power Supply Units

    Thermaltake New TR2 Bronze Series Power Supply Units.jpg

    Taipei City, Taiwan,- October 29, 2014- Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, would like to take this opportunity to introduce the TR2 Bronze Series 450W, 500W, and 600W, PSU that incorporates various high-quality components, enabling non-stop usage with a constantly stable and reliable performance. With 80 PLUS Bronze certified, the new TR2 Bronze series is the most valuable and economical choice-line, especially as it is specifically designed for the users who are looking for an excellent balance between cost and performance. To support all of today’s PC requirements, the TR2 Bronze Series complies with the latest ATX 12V 2.3 Standard for the utmost reliability and compatibility that supports state-of-the-art technologies. The embedded 120mm cooling fan delivers not only silent cooling, but also intelligent temperature control. The series is equipped with a single +12V rail design to provide superior performance for its PC system. The new Thermaltake TR2 Bronze Series will always accommodate every type of mainstream build under any and all circumstances.

  • The Crew Gets NVIDIA GameWorked!

    NVIDIA: The Way It's Meant to be Played

    Just ask anyone that's an aficionado of high speed video racing games, to see what all that adrenaline is all about. It's likely things like anti-aliasing and artifacts might be mentioned, along with eye-candy and better frame rates. But in reality, the real rush comes from the sheer realism and exhilarating speed that a realistic high speed racing game can provide.

  • Peavey® MediaMatrix® Releases Kiosk2Go™ Mobile App

    Peavey

    Peavey® MediaMatrix® Releases Kiosk2Go™ Mobile App

    Available now in the Apple App Store or Google Play, this free app makes the award-winning Kiosk2Go programming interface even more powerful and convenient.

    October 28, 2014, Meridian, MS — Audio innovator Peavey Electronics® is proud to release the MediaMatrix® Kiosk2Go™ mobile app. A free companion app for the award-winning MediaMatrix Kiosk2Go programming interface, this simple application scans the network for MediaMatrix nodes running Kiosk2Go, and presents a list of all the Kiosk2Go devices. Users can simply tap a device to open Kiosk2Go full screen in Safari or Chrome browsers.

  • Lian Li Unveils PC-D666 Dual-System Double-Wide Brushed Aluminum Chassis

    Lian Li

    Lian-Li unleashes a hellish beast onto the enthusiast PC market with the dual system PC-D666 double wide brushed aluminum chassis. With a red and black aesthetic to match the number of the beast name, the PC-D666 supports a full EATX/ATX “workhorse” system on one side of the chassis, and a Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX “gaming” system in the other.The Lian Li PC-D666 will be available early in November at NewEgg, with a MSRP: USD 599. See More

  • 24 Days of MOMENTUM: Win Unique and Inspirational Prizes this Christmas with Sennheiser

    24 Days of MOMENTUM: Win Unique and Inspirational Prizes this Christmas with Sennheiser

    24 prizes of MOMENTUM.jpg: Money can´t buy – 24 exclusive prizes connected to featured MOMENTUM artists and individuals.

    Old Lyme, Conn., October 28, 2014 — Audio specialist Sennheiser will be spreading some festive cheer with its 24 Days of MOMENTUM Christmas countdown, with incredible “money can’t buy” prizes to be won throughout December. The competition is inspired by Sennheiser’s ‘What’s Your MOMENTUM?’ project, which celebrates the amazing lives and works of inspirational, innovative people that push the human experience further through their exploration of sound and music. The prizes reflect this focus on the unique and exceptional, with a chance to win everything from tickets to see Disclosure live in concert to a personalized set of MOMENTUM headphones with your own name engraved. You could even win a portrait of you painted by one of the world’s most sought after graffiti artists.

  • Razer Announces the Naga Epic Chroma Gaming Mouse

    Razer

    Razer announces the Naga Epic Chroma Gaming Mouse that showcases the new Chroma lighting on its tilt-click scroll wheel and mechanical thumb grid, a feature that allows personal color customization through Razer Synapse. "This one-size-fits-all ergonomic MMO gaming mouse offers a total of 19 buttons with 12 mechanical buttons situated on the iconic Razer Naga’s thumb grid. It is outfitted with an 8200 DPI 4G laser sensor that captures up to 200 inches per second and offers a maximum acceleration of 50 G, and also features both a wireless and wired mode with 1,000 Hz Ultrapolling and a 7-foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable." See More

  • Cooler Master Octane Mouse and Keyboard Combo Release

    Cooler Master Octane Mouse and Keyboard Combo
    Full Spectrum Gaming

    Cooler Master Octane (banner)

    Taipei, Taiwan — Oct 28th 2014 — Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today announced Octane, a keyboard and mouse combo that covers the whole spectrum. See full details on the Octane right here

  • MSI Announces World's First Gaming Laptop Featuring a Mechanical Keyboard

    MSI Gaming

    MSI unveils the GT80 Titan, the world's first gaming laptop with a mechanical keyboard."First of its kind, MSI's GT80 Titan ushers the future of gaming by integrating a SteelSeries gaming keyboard with Cherry Brown MX switches into the 18-inch gaming beast. Mechanical keyboards provide superior tactile feedback, increases durability, and enhances overall gaming experience by eliminating key jamming even during the most heated battle sessions." See More

  • Vantec Expands Display Series with USB 3.0 Universal Dual Video Docking Station

    Vantec Expands Display Series with USB 3.0 Universal Dual Video Docking Station with SD Reader and USB 3.0 to HDMI Display Adapter

    Vantec Expands Display Series with USB 3.0 Universal Dual Video Docking Station with SD Reader and USB 3.0 to HDMI Display Adapter.

    The Vantec USB 3.0 Universal Dual Video Docking Station and USB 3.0 to HDMI Display Adapter provide an ideal solution for expanding the connections and Video capability of Laptop, Ultrabook and MacBook.

    FREMONT, California, USA – October 28, 2014 – Vantec Thermal Technologies—a worldwide leader specializing in computer accessories, storage and mobile solutions—announces the new additions to the Display Series. The Vantec USB 3.0 Universal Dual Video Docking Station with SD Reader is an expansion device designed for today’s ultra-lightweight and portable laptops.  It provides an easy link to all the peripherals using a single USB 3.0 connection to the computer, once connected, the monitors (HDMI/DVI), headphone, microphone, Gigabit Ethernet network, five additional USB 3.0 ports and SD/MicroSD reader are all ready for use. The Dual HD video port can easily turn the laptop into a Multi-Monitor Workstation, the SD/MicroSD reader supports the latest and larger capacity cards and the availability of five additional USB 3.0 ports allows for more USB devices to connect and use like storage, mouse, keyboard, and printers. This Vantec USB 3.0 Universal Dual Video Docking Station creates an office setup without sacrificing portability by consolidating all the peripherals and simplifies the workspace

  • ROCCAT Launches the Ryos TKL Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    ROCCAT Ryos TKL Pro

    ROCCAT Studios adds yet another keyboard to its roster of Ryos peripherals with the Ryos TKL Pro gaming keyboard. "With best-in-industry Cherry MX Key Switches, our patented ROCCAT Talk which allows your ROCCAT devices to communicate with one another, 470 programmable macros, and two 32-Bit ARM Cortex processors plus 2 MB of flash memory, the Ryos TKL Pro is a monster win for not only eSports gamers, but anyone who wants to experience the ultimate gaming keyboard experience." The ROCCAT Ryos TKL Pro is available now for $139.99. See More

  • Razer Introduces Leviathan Sound Bar for Surround Sound Gaming, Movies and Music

    RAZER INTRODUCES LEVIATHAN SOUND BAR FOR SURROUND SOUND GAMING, MOVIES AND WIRELESS MUSIC STREAMING

    Razer Introduces Leviathan Sound Bar for Surround Sound Gaming, Movies and Music
    Razer Leviathan offers 5.1 channel Dolby® surround sound for gaming, movies and Bluetooth 4.0 aptX® for high-quality wireless music streaming, with dedicated subwoofer for deep bass

    Oct. 28, 2014 -- CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today unveiled its Razer Leviathan elite gaming and music sound bar. The new device provides premium quality audio for a wide range of entertainment applications, from desktop listening to home theater sound that’s perfect for gaming, movies and music.

  • Corsair Announces Ultralight Gaming Sabre RGB Mice in Two Versions

    Corsair

    Best results can always be expected when one simply selects the tight tool for the right job. Especially when it comes to one that must perform as an extension of the mind and hand. Corsair introduces the Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB gaming mice, which come with one of two types of sensors: optical and laser. "Designed with input from veteran pro gamers, the new mice are engineered with a new sleek, ergonomic shape and are built with an ultralight chassis for quick, fluid, and precise movements over extended gaming sessions." See More

  • Intel Extreme Masters San Jose Tickets on Sale

    Intel Extreme Masters 2014
    Intel® Extreme Masters San Jose tickets on sale with top teams confirmed

    TSM and Alliance to feature in the League of Legends® competition along with the world’s best players in StarCraft® II

    (Los Angeles, CA) October 28, 2014 – Tickets for Intel® Extreme Masters San Jose, set to play out in the SAP Center from December 6-7, go on sale today. Featuring the best in League of Legends® and StarCraft® II action, members of the community will be able to begin voting for the League of Legends LCS teams they wish to see compete starting tomorrow, October 29th.

  • LUXA2 Announces Exciting New Lavi Headphones Series

    LUXA2

    LUXA2 a market leader in power, audio and holder solutions, announces the new Lavi Headphone Series, a new range of headphones designed for all musical palettes in mind - Lavi S (Suggested Price: USD 59.99), Lavi D Over-ear (Suggested Price: USD 49.99) and Lavi L On-ear Wireless Headphones (Suggested Price: USD 39.99). Each of the models within the new LUXA2 Lavi Series of headphones have been designed to provide many hours of musical enjoyment, comfort, portability, and wireless capabilities. See More

  • First Ever High Power Touch Screen Wi-Fi Range Extender Now Available

    Amped Wireless October 2014 Press Header

    Amped Wireless Announces TAP-EX, the First
    High Power Touch Screen Wi-Fi Range Extender

    Amped Wireless Announces TAP-EX, the First High Power Touch Screen Wi-Fi Range Extender

    Industry's first High Power Touch Screen Range Extender, boosts Wi-Fi
    signals up to 10,000 sq ft with the tap of a finger

    Chino Hills, CA – October 28th, 2014 - Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless solutions for the home and office, today announced the availability of its TAP-EX, a High Power Touch Screen Wi-Fi Range Extender. The sleek and compact device boosts the signal of a Wi-Fi router by repeating and amplifying the signal, boosting Wi-Fi coverage to areas like upstairs rooms, out to the yard, or to the far office. Setup takes minutes and only requires a few taps of the finger, no other devices are needed.

  • Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL Keyboard Questions & Answers

    Cooler Master

    Cooler Master designed the NovaTouch TKL for power users who want the ultimate typing performance with a no-frills look. "When you’re typing over 100 words-per-minute, the NovaTouch’s Hybrid Capacitive Switch gives an advantage that no other mechanical keyboard can provide. The switch provides a responsive and comfortable experience for both the professional typist and the professional gamer." See More

  • ROCCAT and Alienware Become Exclusive Partners

    ROCCAT and Alienware Become Exclusive Partners

     ROCCAT and Alienware Become Exclusive Partners

    Two of the biggest names in gaming peripherals and hardware combine creative forces

    Hamburg, October 28, 2014ROCCAT Studios proudly announces an exclusive partnership with legendary cornerstone in PC gaming greatness, Alienware. Together, ROCCAT and Alienware are bringing the first of their collaborative efforts to gaming fans the world over with the melding of Alienware's incredible AlienFX lighting system, and some of ROCCAT's most innovative peripherals, the Kone XTD, Isku FX and groundbreaking Tyon gaming mouse.

  • Assassin’s Creed Unity Gets GameWorked

    NVIDIA GameWorks

    Assassin’s Creed Unity, the next installment in the fantastic Assassin’s Creed series, is sure to be a hot seller this holiday season. Assassin’s Creed Unity is also the next great example of how NVIDIA GameWorks is making games better.

  • Thermaltake Releases New Core V41 Window Mid-Tower Chassis

    Tt LCS Certified: Thermaltake Releases
    New Core V41 Window Mid-Tower Chassis

    Thermaltake Releases New Core V41 Window Mid-Tower Chassis.jpg

    Taipei, Taiwan-October 28, 2014-Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, is pleased to introduce the new Thermaltake Core V41 Window mid-tower chassis with exclusive Tt LCS certification. It is the latest addition to the Core series, and follows the launch of Core V71, V1, V51 and V31. While retaining the series’ curved metal mesh appearance, it delivers outstanding cooling performance, with compatibility for the extensive DIY/AIO liquid cooling systems and air cooling units that the series is renowned for. The Core V41 is an enthusiast-grade mid-tower chassis that provides unprecedented space for high-end hardware and liquid cooling expansion, supporting the latest ATX, Micro ATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards, and all high-end GPU cards.

  • Warface Gets NVIDIA GameWorked!

    NVIDIA GameWorks

    Warface is a free-to-play online first-person shooter developed by Crytek. The game was developed with Crytek's CryEngine 3. A patch was released today to add support for NVIDIA Turbulence, and NVIDIA Particles to enhance the games realism – so smoke, dust, and other fluid dynamic effects will reach new levels of realism.

  • QNAP's Full NAS Accelerated-Encryption Technology Greatly Increases TS/SS-x53 Pro & TS-x51 Read Performance

    QNAP's Full NAS Accelerated-Encryption Technology Greatly Increases TS/SS-x53 Pro & TS-x51 Read Performance

    TS 453 Pro AES-256 bit Encryption read performance.

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 28, 2014 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that its popular, QvPC technology supported Turbo NAS TS/SS-x53 Pro and TS-x51 lineup now support Full NAS accelerated-encryption technology, a feature now available for the Turbo NAS operating system - QTS 4.1.1. Full NAS accelerated-encryption technology fully utilizes the power of quad/dual-core Intel® Celeron® processors on the Turbo NAS to remarkably increase the efficiency in data encryption/decryption tasks, with overall NAS read speeds improving by over 50% (over 240MB/s for the TS/SS-x53 Pro, and more than 128MB/s for the TS-x51).

  • NZXT Announces The New NZXT Armory for Everything NZXT.

    NZXT

    NZXT is proud to introduce the new NZXT Armory that has been redeveloped from the ground up, and has been designed to improve the shopping experience with increased connectivity and smarter design. "On the surface, you can easily tell that the new store has undergone a slight facelift, with easier navigation and more details on each product making it incredibly easy to get the information you need about case compatibility or features on the fly." See More

  • ASUSTOR Adds New AS7004T Tower Model to 70T Series

    ASUSTOR Adds New AS7004T Tower Model to 70T Series

    ASUSTOR AS7004T

    ASUSTOR follows up the AS7008T and AS7010T with the AS7004T. Part of the AS70T series the AS7004T is a compact, high-performance tower model NAS created for demanding enterprise and multimedia applications. The AS7004T is powered by an Intel® Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM (Expandable to a maximum of 16GB) and features 4 disk-bays providing up to 24GB in storage space, and read and writes speeds of over 112 MB/s. Cutting-edge hardware allows for 4K multimedia playback, equipped with HDMI 1.4a, S/PDIF output port for high-definition audio, allowing for the creation of a high quality multimedia center.

  • Thermaltake Introduces TR2 Bronze Series 450W, 500W, and 600W, Power Supply Units

    Thermaltake

    Thermaltake would like to take this opportunity to introduce the TR2 Bronze Series 450W, 500W, and 600W, PSU that incorporates various high-quality components, enabling non-stop usage with a constantly stable and reliable performance. "With 80 PLUS Bronze certified, the new TR2 Bronze series is the most valuable and economical choice-line, especially as it is specifically designed for the users who are looking for an excellent balance between cost and performance." See More

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G20 Desktop

    ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G20 Desktop

    ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G20 Desktop
    – Compact gaming desktop PC combines ROG style, incredible gaming performance and extreme energy efficiency –

    Fremont, CA (October 27, 2014) - ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the G20 compact gaming desktop, a stylish gaming PC designed exclusively for the small-form-factor gaming desktop segment is available in North America. The G20 features a compact 12.5-liter case and is powered by a 4th-generation Intel Core processor matched with NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics technology for unstoppable gaming and home entertainment. ROG G20 delivers incredible energy efficiency as well, drawing just 10W in Eco Energy mode. On the outside, G20 sports a bold and distinctively-ROG design, with a matte-black finish, aggressive lines, Mayan-inspired markings, and customizable lighting effects.

  • Peavey® MediaMatrix® Announces Kiosk2Go™ Mobile App

    Peavey

    Audio innovator Peavey Electronics® is proud to release the MediaMatrix® Kiosk2Go™ mobile app. "A free companion app for the award-winning MediaMatrix Kiosk2Go programming interface, this simple application scans the network for MediaMatrix nodes running Kiosk2Go, and presents a list of all the Kiosk2Go devices." Available now in the Apple App Store or Google Play, this free app makes the award-winning Kiosk2Go programming interface even more powerful and convenient. See More

  • Windows 8.1 with Bing in LIVA Mini PC

    LIVA Mini PC preloads Windows 8.1 with Bing to bring ultimate convenience

    ECS LIVA Mini PC preloads Windows 8.1 with Bing to bring ultimate convenience.

    2014/10/27 Taipei, Taiwan—Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is pleased to announce that the most attractive Mini PC, LIVA, now preloads Windows 8.1 with Bing operation system to deliver more benefits and convenience to its users.

  • 24 Days of MOMENTUM: Christmas Celebration with Sennheiser

    Sennheiser

    Audio specialist Sennheiser will be spreading some festive cheer with its 24 Days of MOMENTUM Christmas countdown, with incredible “money can’t buy” prizes to be won throughout December. The competition is inspired by Sennheiser’s ‘What’s Your MOMENTUM?’ project, which celebrates the amazing lives and works of inspirational, innovative people that push the human experience further through their exploration of sound and music. See More

  • Phanteks MP Fan Series Launch

    Phanteks MP Fan Series

    Phanteks New MP Series Fans

    Walnut, California October 27th 2014-Phanteks, the award winning designer of the Enthoo Primo, today announced the immediate availability of the PH-F120MP and PHF140MP Series High Static Pressure fans. The new MP Series fans are designed specifically for radiators. They have the ability to overcome the airflow restriction caused by high fin density from radiators. They will be available in 120mm and 140mm sizes.

  • Lords of the Fallen Gets GameWorked

    NVIDIA

    Very recently the HTL Newsroom staff reported NVIDIA's on-going investment in GameWorks, bringing new and vibrant cutting-edge gaming experiences that hardcore gamers practically live for. Lords of the Fallen, was released earlier today, is an excellent illustration of the NVIDIA GameWorks program at work.

  • Civ goes beyond with Mantle and 4K – AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter

    AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter

    Civ goes beyond with Mantle and 4K – AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter

     Civ goes beyond with Mantle and 4K

    Civ goes beyond with Mantle and 4K
    Out now! With Mantle and 4K support, Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ is a new science-fiction-themed entry into the award-winning Civilization series. Set in the future, global events have destabilized the world leading to a collapse of modern society, a new world order and an uncertain future for humanity. As the human race struggles to recover, the re-developed nations focus their resources on deep space travel to chart a new beginning for mankind.

    Learn More

  • Cooler Master Announces Octane Mouse and Keyboard Combo

    Cooler Master

    Cooler Master announces Octane, a keyboard and mouse combo that covers the whole gaming spectrum. The Octane features backlighting with 7 different color options with varied modes including pulsating and full backlighting. "The colors for the mouse and keyboard can be changed independently of each other for whatever color combination you’re looking for." See More

  • Apacer Introduces UrKey Security Dongle at Cloud EXPO 2014 Silicon Valley

    Apacer Introduces UrKey Security Dongle at Cloud EXPO 2014 Silicon Valley

    Apacer Introduces UrKey Security Dongle at Cloud EXPO 2014 Silicon Valley.

    Compact USB security dongle offers increased options for data

    October 27th 2014,Taipei, Taiwan,– Apacer’s UrKey USB dongles use their exclusive CoreSecurity Technology for SSD core data security tailored for customers’ system design and use. The newly launched UrKey USB dongle can trigger, enable or remove the three major special security instructions of CoreSecurity through its usb-based 2-way dongle. These include CoreEraser, CoreDestroyer and CoreProtector, which deliver quick erase, full erase and security protection that will facilitate data security and increase storage reliability. The UrKey technology acts as a literal key for computer security. Once inserted in the preset USB slot, it will easily activate any CoreSecurity function and quickly ensures security protection.

  • Vantec USB 3.0 Universal Dual Video Docking Station & HDMI Display Adapter Simplifies Mobile Workspace

    Vantec

    Vantec announces new additions to the Display Series. The Vantec USB 3.0 Universal Dual Video Docking Station with SD Reader is an expansion device designed for today’s ultra-lightweight and portable laptops. "It provides an easy link to all the peripherals using a single USB 3.0 connection to the computer, once connected, the monitors (HDMI/DVI), headphone, microphone, Gigabit Ethernet network, five additional USB 3.0 ports and SD/MicroSD reader are all ready for use." See More

  • Transcend's StoreJet for Mac Series Brings Elegance and Efficiency for Mac Computers

    Transcend's StoreJet for Mac Series Brings Elegance and Efficiency for Mac Computers

    Transcend's StoreJet for Mac Series Brings Elegance and Efficiency for Mac Computers

    October 24, 2014 -- Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of the StoreJet® for Mac® (SJM) series. Exclusively for Mac, Transcend’s SJM100 Portable Hard Drive, SJM300 Portable Hard Drive and SJM500 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD) offer immense storage space and superior data transfer speeds. In addition, all three models are natively formatted in HFS+ and fully support Time Machine®, allowing users to simply plug and play.

  • Razer Unleashes Leviathan Sound Bar for 5.1 Dolby Surround & More!

    RAZER

    Razer unleashes the Leviathan Sound Bar that offers 5.1 channel Dolby® surround sound for gaming, movies and Bluetooth 4.0 aptX® for high-quality wireless music streaming, along with a dedicated subwoofer that's designed to deliver deep bass. "Engineered for versatility, the Razer Leviathan can be repositioned easily for any situation – under any desktop monitor, in a living room console setup, or wherever high-fidelity sound is desired."Available worldwide in November 2014, and priced at USA: $199/EUR: €199. See More

  • Thermaltake Introduces New Versa H34 and H35 mid-tower chassis

    Thermaltake Introduces New Versa H34 and H35 mid-tower chassis
    for Gamers and Home-computer Builders

    Thermaltake Versa H34 mid-tower chassis have enough space for high-end hardware and expansion.jpg

    Taipei, Taiwan-October 24, 2014-Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, is pleased to introduce the new Thermaltake Versa H34 and H35 mid-tower chassis, specifically designed for gamers and home-computer builders. With a modular drive rack design, both the Versa H34 and H35 have enough space for high-end hardware and expansion. Ample ventilation options, a cleanable dust filter, and a perforated mesh bezel help to keep the entire system cool and dust-free. The Versa H34 and H35 also deliver advanced liquid cooling solutions and stress-free cable management to customize users’ computer or gaming systems.

  • Why NVIDIA is Investing in GameWorks

    NVIDIA

    So why is NVIDIA investing so heavily in GameWorks? The answer is pretty simple. Great gaming hardware deserves great games. It also should come to no surprise, that those that create some of the world's most advanced GPUs, also have a passion for gaming, and seek a cutting edge gaming experiences—like Borderlands: The Pre Sequel, launched this month, that also rely on more than great hardware.

  • MSI® X99S XPOWER AC breaks 3DMark world record

    MSI® X99S XPOWER AC breaks 3DMark world record and remains its OC ladder dominance

    MSI® X99S XPOWER scores over 40000 marks in 3DMark Fire Strike.
    3DMark - Fire Strike world record with 40052 marks on MSI X99S XPOWER AC

    The MSI X99S XPOWER AC, one of MSI’s new Intel X99 based OC motherboards, just obliterated the 3DMark - Fire Strike world record with scoring a staggering 40052 marks together with a 4-way MSI GTX 980 GAMING 4G setup. MSI, with the help of overclockers 8 Pack from OC UK and Pepinorang, is the first manufacturer scoring over 40000 marks in 3DMark Fire Strike.

  • Intel® Extreme Masters San Jose Tickets on Sale With Top Teams Confirmed

    Intel

    Tickets for Intel® Extreme Masters San Jose, set to play out in the SAP Center from December 6-7, go on sale today. "Featuring the best in League of Legends® and StarCraft® II action, members of the community will be able to begin voting for the League of Legends LCS teams they wish to see compete starting tomorrow, October 29th." See More

  • New AOC 17" USB Monitor Makes Perfect Laptop or Desktop Companion

    New AOC 17" USB Monitor Makes Perfect Laptop or Desktop Companion

    AOC 17” USB Monitor (E1759FWU)

    New Design: thinner, lighter, and with larger screen to display images at their best with built-in DisplayLink Technology and USB 3.0

    Fremont, Calif. – October 23, 2014 – AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces the AOC 17” USB Monitor (E1759FWU), powered by DisplayLink Technology. It is ultra lightweight and slim for maximum portability, making it perfect for displaying visuals such as business presentations or adding a second monitor to your desktop for increased productivity. The Mac and PC Compatible USB Monitor is the perfect solution for the frequent traveler who needs to pack multiple displays, as it easily fits into a suitcase and comes with a carrying case. The widescreen monitor receives both power and signal via a single USB cable for plug-and-play connection meaning it does not require a power cord or VGA cable, so you have one less cord to worry about. The monitor also comes with a foldable stand that goes from landscape to portrait view mode with auto-pivot.

  • Amped Wireless Unveils TAP-EX, the First High Power Touch Screen Wi-Fi Range Extender

    Amped Wireless

    Most of us would agree, “As Wi-Fi gadgets continue to infiltrate homes, full-home Wi-Fi coverage is a requirement and no longer a luxury,” stated Lacey Neddo, Brand/Marketing Manager of Amped Wireless, as they announce the availability of its TAP-EX, a High Power Touch Screen Wi-Fi Range Extender. "The sleek and compact device boosts the signal of a Wi-Fi router by repeating and amplifying the signal, boosting Wi-Fi coverage to areas like upstairs rooms, out to the yard, or to the far office. Setup takes minutes and only requires a few taps of the finger, no other devices are needed." See More

  • Lian Li Announces the Brushed Aluminum PC-Q26 Mini-ITX Chassis

    Lian Li Announces the Brushed Aluminum PC-Q26 Mini-ITX Chassis

    Lian Li Announces the Brushed Aluminum PC-Q26 Mini-ITX Chassis
    NAS-Centric Chassis with Ten 3.5” HDD Bays

    October 23, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces the brushed aluminum PC-Q26 mini-ITX chassis. Ideal for users who want to build their own NAS as well as system integrators, with its support of up to ten 3.5” drives, the PC-Q26 packs a lot of storage in a compact package.

  • ROCCAT and Alienware Form Exclusive Partnership

    ROCCAT Studios

    ROCCAT Studios proudly announces an exclusive partnership with legendary cornerstone in PC gaming greatness, Alienware. "Together, ROCCAT and Alienware are bringing the first of their collaborative efforts to gaming fans the world over with the melding of Alienware's incredible AlienFX lighting system, and some of ROCCAT's most innovative peripherals, the Kone XTD, Isku FX and groundbreaking Tyon gaming mouse."See More

  • LUXA2 Expands Portable Backup Battery Range with the New EnerG Slim 5000 / 10000mAh Power Banks

    LUXA2 Expands Portable Backup Battery Range with the New EnerG Slim 5000 / 10000mAh Power Banks

    LUXA2 New EnerG Slim 5000 and 10000mAh Power Banks.jpg

    Taipei, Taiwan -October, 23, 2014- LUXA2, a market leader in power, audio and holder solutions, today announces the launch of their new EnerG Slim 5000mAh and EnerG Slim 10,000mAh Portable Power Bank Series. Designed for power enthusiasts that desire a true lightweight and portable performance power bank, the EnerG Slim series comes in two capacities to compliment the individual’s power using lifestyle.

  • Thermaltake Introduces New Core V41 Window Mid-Tower Chassis

    Thermaltake

    Thermaltake proudly introduces the new Thermaltake Core V41 Window mid-tower chassis with exclusive Tt LCS certification. It is the latest addition to the Core series, and follows the launch of Core V71, V1, V51 and V31. "The Core V41 is an enthusiast-grade mid-tower chassis that provides unprecedented space for high-end hardware and liquid cooling expansion, supporting the latest ATX, Micro ATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards, and all high-end GPU cards." See More

  • QNAP Releases Qfix v1.0.2 to Fix Shellshock for Non-QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 Users

    QNAP

    QNAP Releases Qfix v1.0.2 to Fix Shellshock for Non-QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 Users

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 23, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the Qfix for Bash security patch v1.0.2 (hereafter referred to as "this Qfix") for its Turbo NAS lineup with an official GNU Bash patch update. This Qfix includes all fix as of QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 and is suggested for all Turbo NAS users who have not updated to QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003.

  • QNAP's Full NAS Accelerated-Encryption Technology Available for Turbo NAS

    QNAP

    QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that its popular, QvPC technology supported Turbo NAS TS/SS-x53 Pro and TS-x51 lineup now support Full NAS accelerated-encryption technology, a feature now available for the Turbo NAS operating system - QTS 4.1.1. "The TS/SS-x53 Pro and TS-x51 series feature Full NAS accelerated-encryption technology which delivers secure data transmission without sacrificing performance, providing users, particularly business users, with a trustworthy private cloud solution," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP.See More

  • Vantec Newsletter Oct, 2014

    Vantec Newsletter Oct, 2014

    Vantec Storage & NAS Vantec Accessories Vantec Expansion Cards Vantec Notebook Vantec Cooling Vantec Mobile Vantec Upcoming
  • ASUSTOR Announces AS7004T Tower Model NAS

    ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR follows up the AS7008T and AS7010T with the AS7004T. Part of the AS70T series the AS7004T is a compact, high-performance tower model NAS created for demanding enterprise and multimedia applications. "The AS7004T is powered by an Intel® Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM (Expandable to a maximum of 16GB) and features 4 disk-bays providing up to 24GB in storage space, and read and writes speeds of over 112 MB/s." See More

  • AMD Announces Its Highest Performing APUs!

    AMD Announces Its Highest Performing APUs! - Newsletter

    AMD FX Special Edition APUs: Introducing mobile systems with AMD's highest performing APUs, exclusively at Best Buy. The AMD FX Special Edition APU-based notebook will provide you with unbelievable performance, gaming and productivity. Be unbeatable and experience the processing power of 10 compute cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU)!2

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Unleashes G20 Compact Gaming Desktop

    ASUS Republic of Gamers

    ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announces the G20 compact gaming desktop, a stylish gaming PC designed exclusively for the small-form-factor gaming desktop segment is available in North America. "The G20 features a compact 12.5-liter case and is powered by a 4th-generation Intel Core processor matched with NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics technology for unstoppable gaming and home entertainment." ROG G20 is now available at leading resellers in North America in a variety of configurations starting at US $699. See More

  • KTC Intros New True Quad-Core Tablet with Samsung Screen: The 101P51C

    KTC Intros New True Quad-Core Tablet with Samsung Screen: The 101P51C

    KTC Intros New True Quad-Core Tablet with Samsung Screen: The 101P51C
    October 22nd, 2014, Shenzhen, China – As the screens of flat panel display products become larger and larger, the sizes of tablet PCs are also increasing. Compared with small-sized tablet PCs, large-sized ones can offer consumers a better experience in game playing and video watching, and are therefore becoming more and more favored by consumers. Accordingly, KTC has introduced the 101P51C, a new 10.1" quad-core tablet PC.

  • ECS LIVA Mini PC Available Preloaded With Windows 8.1 & Bing

    ECS

    ECS is pleased to announce that the most attractive Mini PC, LIVA, now preloads Windows 8.1 with Bing operation system to deliver more benefits and convenience to its users. "Windows 8.1 with Bing is a version of the Windows NT operating system and an upgrade for Windows 8 and will come with Internet Explorer installed and Bing Smart Search, enabled by default, to find things across Web, Apps, and your PC. Windows 8.1 with Bing is also perfect for touch experience with familiar desktop that people can easily be associated with." See More

  • The New Thermaltake Toughpower and Toughpower Grand Series PSU – 80 PLUS Gold Certified

    Thermaltake Launches new high wattage
    Toughpower and Toughpower Grand Series Power Supply Units – 80 PLUS Gold Certified

    Thermaltake Toughpower Series - 80 Plus Gold Certified.jpg

    Taipei City, Taiwan-October 22, 2014Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, launches a series of premium 80 PLUS Gold certified as well as high wattage power supply units which are Toughpower Series (1000W/1200W/1500W) and Toughpower Grand Series (1050W/1200W), using the highest quality components for stable performance, excellent features with unbeatable efficiency vital to the current high-end system in market even in demanding conditions. The Toughpower and Toughpower Grand Series are launched with fully modular design, and ideally suited for high-end gaming and enthusiast PCs powering multi-core processors in combination with multi-GPU setup. Being 80 PLUS Gold certified, users not only get a guaranteed eco-friendly PSU, but also a reduced in electricity bill. Additionally, Toughpower and Toughpower Grand Series come with modular design to reduce cable clutter; and ultra-quiet fan delivers silent cooling, thus the entire computer and power supply can operate at its peak moment. Ultimate performance and efficiency: this is what the new Thermaltake Toughpower Series and Toughpower Grand Series is all about!

  • Phanteks Announce MP Series High Static Air Pressures Fans

    PHANTEKS

    Phanteks, the award winning designer of the Enthoo Primo, announces the immediate availability of the PH-F120MP and PHF140MP Series High Static Pressure fans. "The MP Series High Static Pressure fans are equipped with a new seven blade design that can produces high static air pressure allowing for a direct and focused airflow making them ideal for the densely packed fins of a radiator. " Available in 120mm and 140mm sizes, in October 2014, with a recommended retail price of PH-F120MP_BK - $14.99, PH-F140MP_BK - $16.99, and both models include a 5-year warranty. See More

  • Cooler Master Announces Nepton 120XL and Nepton 240M All-In-One Liquid CPU Coolers

    Cooler Master Announces Nepton 120XL and Nepton 240M
    Brand New All-In-One Liquid CPU Coolers

    Cooler Master Nepton 120XL/240M Banner

    Taipei, Taiwan — Oct 21st 2014 — Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator, and manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals as well as mobile accessories today announced the Nepton 120XL and 240M, the latest additions to the Nepton all-in-one liquid cooling family. See full details on the Nepton 240M product page here.

  • AMD Gaming News - Civilization®: Beyond Earth & More!

    AMD Gaming Evolved

    In this Special Edition of the AMD Gaming Evolved October Newsletter, AMD Mantle support comes to Sniper Elite III and 4K support also comes to Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ is a new science-fiction-themed entry into the award-winning Civilization series. In other gaming news, Styx: Master of Shadows is also released, along with Alien: Isolation, that takes the player into a "deep-dive into alien-infested corridors." See More

  • New Amped Wireless USB Adapter Doubles Wi-Fi Range

    Amped Wireless October 2014 Press Header

    High Power Compact Wi-Fi Adapter Doubles Wi-Fi
    Range & Speed of Mac and PC Computers

    Introducing the UA230A, a powerful device that allows users to connect to a wireless network
    from extreme distances, while maintaining Wi-Fi signal strength

     New Amped Wireless USB Adapter Doubles Wi-Fi Range

    Chino Hills, CA – October 21st, 2014 - Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless communication products for the home and office, today announced the launch of the UA230A High Power Wi-Fi USB Adapter. The UA230A allows Mac and Windows computers to connect to Wi-Fi networks from extreme distances and with much better connection speeds.

  • Apacer Features UrKey Security Dongle at Cloud EXPO 2014 Silicon Valley

    Apacer

    Apacer Technology Inc. introduces the UrKey Security Dongle at Cloud EXPO 2014 Silicon Valley, that uses their exclusive CoreSecurity Technology for SSD core data security tailored for customers’ system design and use. The newly launched UrKey USB dongle can trigger, enable or remove the three major special security instructions of CoreSecurity through its usb-based 2-way dongle. "he UrKey technology acts as a literal key for computer security. Once inserted in the preset USB slot, it will easily activate any CoreSecurity function and quickly ensures security protection." See More

  • Thermaltake release New Core V31 Grade Mid-tower Chassis with exclusive Tt LCS Certification

    Thermaltake release New Core V31

    Thermaltake release New Core V31
    An Enthusiasts’ Grade Mid-tower Chassis with exclusive “Tt LCS Certification”

    Taipei, Taiwan-October 21, 2014-Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, introduces Core V31 window mid-tower chassis with exclusive Tt LCS Certification, a new addition to the Core Series, which has now arrived following the launch of Core V71, Core V1, and Core V51, while retaining the curved metal mesh appearance, it delivers an outstanding cooling performance with the compatibility for the extensive DIY/AIO LCS, and the air cooling units that the series has become renowned for. Core V31 is an enthusiast’s grade mid-tower chassis creating unprecedented space for high-end hardware and liquid cooling expansion, supporting the latest ATX, Micro ATX, Mini-ITX motherboards, and all high-end GPU cards.

  • Transcend Announces StoreJet Series Exclusively for Mac Computers

    Transcend

    Transcend® is proud to announce the launch of the StoreJet® for Mac® (SJM) series. "Exclusively for Mac, Transcend’s SJM100 Portable Hard Drive, SJM300 Portable Hard Drive and SJM500 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD) offer immense storage space and superior data transfer speeds." Transcend's SJM100 Portable Hard Drives are available in 2TB ($149), SJM300 Portable Hard Drives in 2TB ($269), and SJM500 Portable SSDs in 256GB ($289), 512GB ($499) and 1TB ($879) capacities. All models carry Transcend's three-year limited warranty.See More

  • ADATA Launches HC500 External Hard Drive for TV & PC

    ADATA Launches HC500 External Hard Drive for TV & PC

    ADATA Launches HC500 External Hard Drive for TV & PC.

    Your Personal Cloud and Much More!

    Taipei, Taiwan – Oct. 21, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the Choice HC500 2.5” Hard Drive with TV recording support features. The HC500 external storage hard drive attaches to your smart television or PC via a super-fast USB 3.0 cable, and sports a sandblasted titanium or gold casing. Available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities, the Choice HC500 Hard Drive comes with smart backup software that allows you back up data, and then set up your very own personal data cloud using a PC or smartphone!

  • Thermaltake Unveils the New Versa H34 and H35 Mid-Tower chassis

    Thermaltake

    Thermaltake proudly introduce the new Thermaltake Versa H34 and H35 mid-tower chassis, specifically designed for gamers and home-computer builders. "With a modular drive rack design, both the Versa H34 and H35 have enough space for high-end hardware and expansion. Ample ventilation options, a cleanable dust filter, and a perforated mesh bezel help to keep the entire system cool and dust-free. The Versa H34 and H35 also deliver advanced liquid cooling solutions and stress-free cable management to customize users’ computer or gaming systems." See More

  • Thecus Explains New Features of Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials

    Thecus Explains New Features of Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials

    Thecus Technology Corporation new line of Windows Storage Server NAS.
    Powerful Hardware Runs Latest Version of Windows Storage Server OS to Extend Storage Capabilities

    October 21, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Thecus Technology Corporation is proud to introduce the latest software features of its new line of Windows Storage Server NAS.

  • MSI X99S XPOWER AC Shatters 3DMark Fires Strike World Record

    MSI® X99S XPOWER AC Series

    The MSI X99S XPOWER AC, one of MSI’s new Intel X99 based OC motherboards, just obliterated the 3DMark - Fire Strike world record with scoring a staggering 40052 marks together with a 4-way MSI GTX 980 GAMING 4G setup. MSI, with the help of overclockers 8 Pack from OC UK and Pepinorang, is the first manufacturer scoring over 40000 marks in 3DMark Fire Strike. "Meanwhile, the MSI X99S XPOWER AC also put out amazing scores with 109069 marks in 3DMark Vantage and 44538 marks in 3DMark11."See More

  • ASUSTOR Launches Enterprise-Class AS70R Rackmount NAS Models

    ASUSTOR Launches Enterprise-Class AS70R Rackmount NAS Models

    The AS7009RD, AS7012RD, AS7009RDX and AS7012RDX are 4 high capacity enterprise-class models equipped with Intel® Core i3 3.5GHz dual-core processors with 4GB UDIMM DDR3 RAM and Intel® Xeon E3 3.4GHz quad-core processors with 4GB ECC UDIMM DDR3 RAM. RAM is expandable up to a maximum of 32GB. All devices feature 4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, 2 eSATA ports, 2 expansion slots (for 10GbE network or SAS cards), HDMI port, VGA, LED service indicators, and disk tray locks creating a high performance cloud storage solution for enterprise use.

    ASUSTOR Launches Enterprise-Class AS70R Rackmount NAS Models

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 21st, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of its new enterprise-class AS70R series devices, featuring high capacity rackmount network storage servers. The devices in the AS70R series are powered by Intel® Core i3 3.5GHz dual-core processors (AS7009RD/AS7012RD) and Intel® Xeon E3 3.4GHz quad-core processors (AS7009RDX/AS7012RDX). All models are also compatible with the highest capacity hard disks on the market (6TB), enabling users to create substantial storage spaces of 54TB and 72TB respectively. Furthermore, all models come with 4 gigabit Ethernet ports along with 2 expansion slots for 10GbE network or SAS cards. In addition to the built-in 4GB UDIMM DDR3 RAM (expandable to a maximum of 32GTB) all devices also feature 4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and 2 eSATA ports for added expansion possibilities. ASUSTOR has also added a variety of output ports including HDMI and VGA, allowing IT administrators to more conveniently manage the system.

  • AOC Announces 17” USB Monitor (E1759FWU), Ideal Mobile and Desktop Companion

    AOC

    AOC announces the AOC 17” USB Monitor (E1759FWU), powered by DisplayLink Technology. "It is ultra lightweight and slim for maximum portability, making it perfect for displaying visuals such as business presentations or adding a second monitor to your desktop for increased productivity." The AOC 17” USB Monitor is available now at Amazon for $199. See More

  • be quiet! introduces its first entry-level cooler

    be quiet! introduces its first entry-level cooler

    be quiet!  Pure Rock combines performance with attractive price;

    Pure Rock combines performance with attractive price

    Glinde, October 21st 2014 - be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for eight successive years*, introduces the Pure Rock — a new, compact CPU cooler combining an excellent price-performance ratio with proven be quiet! quality. The Pure Rock has four six-millimeter heat pipes to efficiently dissipate heat to the cooling fins. Due to this construction, the tower cooler can effectively draw up to 130 watts away from the CPU. Even intense graphics, multimedia or gaming applications will not bring the Pure Rock to it limits.

  • Lian Li Introduces the Brushed Aluminum PC-Q26 Mini-ITX Chassis

    Lian-Li

    Lian-Li announces the brushed aluminum PC-Q26 mini-ITX chassis,that's ideal for users who want to build their own NAS as well as system integrators, with its support of up to ten 3.5” drives, the PC-Q26 packs a lot of storage in a compact package. "With a volume around 32.3L, the PC-Q26 supports a vast amount of storage for its size. Up to eleven hard drives can be installed: ten 3.5” and one 2.5” drive. A hot-swap backplane for two 3.5” drives is included. Additional backplanes can be easily added. With the ever-expanding storage capacity of mechanical drives, this small and lightweight aluminum chassis provides vast storage potential for the home or small office."The Lian-Li PC-Q2 is available now at NewEgg at the end of October and has a MSRP: USD $189.See More

  • GIGABYTE Hosts Halloween Photo Contest For Facebook Fans

    GIGABYTE Hosts Halloween Photo Contest For Facebook Fans

    GIGABYTE Hosts Halloween Photo Contest For Facebook Fans

    Impress Us With Your Costumes for a Chance to Win One of Several GIGABYTE Motherboards

    City of Industry, California, October 20th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, launched today the GIGABYTE Halloween Photo Contest on its Facebook page, the GIGABYTE Motherboard Tech Column. The GIGABYTE Halloween Photo Contest is a great opportunity for GIGABYTE’s fans to win a brand new motherboard.

  • LUXA2 Announces New! EnerG Slim 5000 / 10000mAh Power Banks

    LUXA2 a Division of Thermaltake

    LUXA2, a market leader in power, audio and holder solutions, today announces the launch of their new EnerG Slim 5000mAh (USD 24.99) and EnerG Slim 10,000mAh (USD 34.99) Portable Power Bank Series. "Designed for power enthusiasts that desire a true lightweight and portable performance power bank, the EnerG Slim series comes in two capacities to compliment the individual’s power using lifestyle." See More

  • Introducing Suppressor Gaming Keyboard: A Silent and Powerful Tool for Battle

    Introducing Suppressor Gaming Keyboard: A Silent and Powerful Tool for Battle

    Cooler Master Suppressor Gaming Keyboard: A Silent and Powerful Tool for Battle.

    Taipei, Taiwan – 16/10/2014 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today showcases the Suppressor, a keyboard tuned for gamers that enjoy being the silent assassin.

  • QNAP Releases Qfix v1.0.2 Firmware Update to Fix Shellshock

    QNAP

    QNAP® Systems, Inc. releases the Qfix for Bash security patch v1.0.2 (hereafter referred to as "this Qfix") for its Turbo NAS lineup with an official GNU Bash patch update. "This Qfix includes all fix as of QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 and is suggested for all Turbo NAS users who have not updated to QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003." See More

  • AMD Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results

    AMD

    AMD Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results

    Q3 2014 Results

    • Revenue of $1.43 billion, flat sequentially and a decrease of 2 percent year-over-year
    • Gross margin of 35 percent
    • Operating income of $63 million and non-GAAP(1) operating income of $66 million
    • Net income of $17 million, earnings per share of $0.02 and non-GAAP(1) net income of $20 million, non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.03
    • Announces restructuring plan to better position the company for profitability and long-term growth

     

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. 10/16/2014 --  AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced revenue for the third quarter of 2014 of $1.43 billion, operating income of $63 million and net income of $17 million, or $0.02 per share. Non-GAAP(1) operating income was $66 million and non-GAAP(1) net income was $20 million, or $0.03 per share.

  • Vantec October, 2014 Newsletter

    Vantec

    Check out the latest products and news in the Vantec October, 2014 Newsletter, featuring Vantec's Dual Chip 4-Port Dedicated USB 3.0 PCIe Host Card, that is design to offer the best USB 3.0 performance possible. This unique design with 2 dedicated chips provides 2 dedicated fast lanes with the maximum bandwidth. Using 5Gbps per chip and with a combine total of 10Gbps, this translates in to superfast file transfer and work done. Combined with other Vantec accessories such as the 7 & 10 Port USB 3.0 Smart Charging Aluminum Hubs, storage and NAS products, external HDD enclosures, PC and notebook cooling, mobile accessories, upcoming products and more! See More

  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Acquire IBM's Microelectronics Business

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Acquire IBM's Microelectronics Business

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Acquire IBM's Microelectronics Business

    Acquisition Enables GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Become a World Leader in Semiconductor Foundry Technology;
    IBM to Focus on Fundamental Semiconductor Research and Systems Innovation

    ARMONK, N.Y., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., - 20 Oct 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that they have signed a Definitive Agreement under which GLOBALFOUNDRIES plans to acquire IBM's global commercial semiconductor technology business, including intellectual property, world-class technologists and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics, subject to completion of applicable regulatory reviews.  GLOBALFOUNDRIES will also become IBM's exclusive server processor semiconductor technology provider for 22 nanometer (nm), 14nm and 10nm semiconductors for the next 10 years.

  • GeForce Game Ready Driver

    NVIDIA

    To get the best gaming experience from today's latest gaming titles, it's generally well practiced to have the latest and most advanced graphics drivers that will allow optimal performance from your gaming graphics card.NVIDIA launches a new GeForce Game Ready Driver which supports the latest new titles and also brings new functionality to GeForce GPU owners.

  • BIOSTAR’s iDEQ-T1 Minicomputer Ready To Subvert the Desktop PC

    BIOSTAR’s iDEQ-T1 Minicomputer Ready To Subvert the Desktop PC

    BIOSTAR’s iDEQ-T1 Minicomputer Ready To Subvert the Desktop PC

    October 20th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR has announced the iDEQ-T1 series mini PC, a micro-mini computer specifically designed to subvert the conventional desktop PC by being smaller, lighter and more mobile but with similar features and capabilities. At just two thirds the surface area of an A4 sized piece of paper and with a weight of only 0.8Kg, the iDEQ-T1, in conjunction with the HTPC platform, is a great solution for a variety of environments needing a small, yet fully-featured, PC.

  • Intel's “Make It Wearable” Challenge Means Lot More than a $500K Prize

    Intel

    When considering the best of today's latest technical developments in PC related enthusiast communities such as this one, we often see a focus on computer hardware that provides a better gaming performance, cooler temperatures and other such things. However, most are aware that companies like Intel and others, are truly dedicated in the on going scientific research and cutting- edge innovation and invention, that will someday allow a life changing experience for those that maybe a bit less fortunate.

  • COUGAR Launches 600M Gaming Mouse

    COUGAR Launches 600M Gaming Mouse

    COUGAR Launches 600M Gaming Mouse

    October 16th 2014, Taipei – COUGAR announces today the release of the new 600M gaming mouse. The 600M is COUGAR’s second gaming mouse after the acclaimed award-winning 700M. This mouse has been specially designed to suit gamers with a claw grip, but palm and fingertip grip users will find it very comfortable too.

  • AMD Unleashes it's Best Performing APUs

    AMD

    AMD unleashes it's mobile systems with AMD's highest performing APUs, exclusively at Best Buy. "The AMD FX Special Edition APU-based notebook will provide you with unbelievable performance, gaming and productivity." Plus, when you buy the AMD FX Special Edition APU-based notebook or other select AMD-based PCs, get one FREE game from a choice of available titles. See More

  • Linksys Launches High Performance Tri-Band and 4X4 Wireless AC Routers for Families and Gamers

    Linksys Launches High Performance Tri-Band and 4X4 Wireless AC Routers for Families and Gamers

     Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (E8350)

    Linksys E8350 and EA9200 Routers Target Wi-Fi Environments
    Ideal for Multiple and Single Users

    Irvine, Calif. – Oct. 16, 2014Linksys® today announced two new routers that will help provide faster wireless networking speeds for families with multiple internet users as well as single users that use the internet for high bandwidth applications such as gaming or video streaming.  The two new wireless AC routers, the Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router(EA9200) router and the Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (E8350) a 4X4 AC router, provide network speeds up to 3.2 Gbps and 2.4 Gbps respectively*.  These two new powerhouse Linksys routers provide networking functionality suited for large or small environments that need the maximum performance and range for their home networks.

  • KTC Introduces the 101P51C New True 10.1" Quad-Core Tablet

    KTC Group

    "As the screens of flat panel display products become larger and larger, the sizes of tablet PCs are also increasing. Compared with small-sized tablet PCs, large-sized ones can offer consumers a better experience in game playing and video watching, and are therefore becoming more and more favored by consumers. Accordingly, KTC has introduced the 101P51C, a new 10.1" quad-core tablet PC." See More

  • Transcend Announces Latest Server-Grade DDR4 Memory

    Transcend Announces Latest Server-Grade DDR4 Memory

    Transcend Announces Latest Server-Grade DDR4 Memory.

    October 17, 2014 -- Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, is proud to announce the launch of three new DDR4 server-grade memory modules: 8GB and 16GB DDR4 2133MHz Registered DIMMs (RDIMMs), and 16GB DDR4 Very Low Profile (VLP) RDIMMs. Fully compatible with the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 server family processor, Transcend’s DDR4 series features high capacities, superior performance, 1.2V ultra-low power consumption, and increased reliability; perfect for cloud computing, virtualization, and high-performance computing technologies.

  • Thermaltake Launches New! Toughpower and Toughpower Grand Series PSUs

    Thermaltake

    Thermaltake launches a series of premium 80 PLUS Gold certified as well as high wattage power supply units which are Toughpower Series (1000W/1200W/1500W) and Toughpower Grand Series (1050W/1200W), "using the highest quality components for stable performance, excellent features with unbeatable efficiency vital to the current high-end system in market even in demanding conditions. The Toughpower and Toughpower Grand Series are launched with fully modular design, and ideally suited for high-end gaming and enthusiast PCs powering multi-core processors in combination with multi-GPU setup." See More

  • LEPA LPC501 Launch

    LEPA unveils LPC501 case–Well-thought internal structure and excellent ventilation

    LEPA unveils LPC501 case.

    October 16th, 2014 -- LEPA unveils the LPC501 mid-tower chassis series, a case with a well-thought internal structure and excellent ventilation. LPC501 features a wide and flexible space to support multiple drives and an advanced VGA system. LPC501 offers two builds: a basic build and a more advanced build. LPC501B is the basic model; it comes with an embossed side panel and three pre-installed fans. LPC501A is the advanced model; this version comes with acrylic side panels and three pre-installed fans, two of which are LEPA’s patented circular LED fans. LPC501 provides the mainstream users an advanced choice at the right cost.

  • Amped Wireless Launches UA230A High Power Wi-Fi USB Adapter

    Amped Wireless

    Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless communication products for the home and office, today announced the launch of the UA230A High Power Wi-Fi USB Adapter. "The UA230A allows Mac and Windows computers to connect to Wi-Fi networks from extreme distances and with much better connection speeds."The UA230A has a retail price of $49.99 and it will be available for order from the Amped Wireless store and will begin shipping to customers October 31st, 2014. See More

  • ICY TIP: Prevent Personal Photos and Videos Leak with ICY DOCK Storage Solution

    ICYDOCK ICY TIPICY TIP: Prevent Personal Photos and Videos Leak with ICY DOCK Storage Solution

  • Thermaltake Announces New Core V31 Enthusiast Mid-Tower Chassis

    Thermaltake

    Thermaltake introduces Core V31 window mid-tower chassis with exclusive Tt LCS Certification, a new addition to the Core Series, which has now arrived following the launch of Core V71, Core V1, and Core V51, while retaining the curved metal mesh appearance, it delivers an outstanding cooling performance with the compatibility for the extensive DIY/AIO LCS, and the air cooling units that the series has become renowned for. "Core V31 is an enthusiast’s grade mid-tower chassis creating unprecedented space for high-end hardware and liquid cooling expansion, supporting the latest ATX, Micro ATX, Mini-ITX motherboards, and all high-end GPU cards."See More

  • MSI Upgrades Lineup of Award Winning 27” All-in-One Gaming PC’s with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 900M Graphic Cards

    MSI Upgrades Lineup of Award Winning 27” All-in-One Gaming PCs with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 900M Graphic Cards

    MSI Upgrades Lineup of Award Winning 27 All-in-One Gaming PCs with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 900M Graphic Cards

    World's first true gaming AIOs armed with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980M and GTX 970M graphics cards now available

    City of Industry, Calif. October 22, 2014 MSI Computer Corp announces the availability  of their lineup of 27-inch All-in-One gaming computers featuring NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 900M graphics cards.  MSI's lineup of gaming AIOs are powered by Intel Core i7 processors, up to 16 GB DDR3L memory, Killer E2200 Game Networking, and MSI's Super RAID technology.

  • Cooler Master Announces Nepton 120XL and Nepton 240M AiO CPU Coolers

    Cooler Master

    Cooler Master announces the Nepton 120XL and 240M, the latest additions to the Nepton all-in-one liquid cooling family. "The Cooler Master Nepton series was introduced with the 140XL and 280L models, which sported 140mm and 280mm radiators respectively. The new Nepton 120XL is equipped with a 120mm radiator while the Nepton 240M is equipped with a 240mm radiator. These sizes allow more opportunity for builders and enthusiasts to get their hands on the incredible performance from the Nepton line." See More

  • Lian Li Announces the PC-T80 Test Bench

    Lian Li Announces the PC-T80 Test Bench

    Lian Li Announces the PC-T80 Test Bench

    Brushed Aluminum Test Bench with Radiator Support and Modular Design

    October 16, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces the brushed aluminum PC-T80 DIY Test bench. An update of the PC-T60, the PC-T80 features the same high quality, simple design that has made its predecessor a favorite across the DIY community, while adding native radiator support and a more modular design.

  • ADATA Announces Choice HC500 External Hard Drive for TV & PC

    ADATA

    ADATA launches the Choice HC500 2.5” Hard Drive with TV recording support features, allowing anyone to create their own personal cloud storage and much more! The HC500 external storage hard drive attaches to your smart television or PC via a super-fast USB 3.0 cable, and sports a sandblasted titanium or gold casing. "Available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities, the Choice HC500 Hard Drive comes with smart backup software that allows you back up data, and then set up your very own personal data cloud using a PC or smartphone!" See More

  • SSD wrk for Mac now available in an attractive bundle with the hardwrk SATA3 Adapter Kit

    SSD wrk for Mac now available in an attractive bundle with the hardwrk SATA3 Adapter Kit

    SSD wrk for Mac now available in an attractive bundle with the hardwrk SATA3 Adapter Kit

    Lustenau, October 16, 2014: Angelbird, Austria's premium SSD manufacturer and hardwrk, specialist for MacBook® Upgrade Kits, now offer an attractive bundle containing a SSD wrk for Mac® and a SATA3 Adapter Kit for MacBook (Pro).

  • Thecus New Hardware Runs Latest Version of Windows Storage Server OS

    Thecus

    Thecus Technology Corporation is proud to introduce the latest software features of its new line of Windows Storage Server NAS. "Running Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials, these servers feature native data protection, remote access capability, enhanced cloud services with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure integration, and enhanced efficiency through data deduplication and streamlined server administration." See More

  • Thecus® Releases Patch to Resolve Bash Vulnerability

    Thecus® Releases Patch to Resolve Bash Vulnerability

    Thecus® Releases Patch to Resolve Bash Vulnerability

    All models now immune to latest cyber security bug

    October 16, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – In order to combat recent bash vulnerability issues, Thecus today released a Bash patch for both Thecus OS5 and OS6 users. It is strongly recommended that all users update their NAS with this latest firmware.

  • ASUSTOR Announces Enterprise-Class AS70R Rackmount NAS Models

    ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR Inc.,announces the launch of its new enterprise-class AS70R series devices, featuring high capacity rackmount network storage servers. "The devices in the AS70R series are powered by Intel® Core i3 3.5GHz dual-core processors (AS7009RD/AS7012RD) and Intel® Xeon E3 3.4GHz quad-core processors (AS7009RDX/AS7012RDX). All models are also compatible with the highest capacity hard disks on the market (6TB), enabling users to create substantial storage spaces of 54TB and 72TB respectively." See More

  • Transcend to Showcase Its Photographic Solutions at PhotoPlus 2014

    Transcend to Showcase Its Photographic Solutions at PhotoPlus 2014

    Transcend to Showcase Its Photographic Solutions at PhotoPlus 2014
        
    October 16, 2014 -- Transcend Information, Inc., (Transcend®), one of the world's leading manufacturers of storage and multimedia products, will be exhibiting at the PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo 2014, the largest photography event in North America. Throughout the exhibition, Transcend will display three main categories including solid state drives, memory cards and Mac-Compatible products. Visitors will find Transcend at Booth #960 at the Javits Convention Center, New York City, from October 30 to November 1

  • be quiet! Announces It's First Entry Level Cooler

    be quiet!

    be quiet! introduces the Pure Rock — a new, compact CPU cooler combining an excellent price-performance ratio with proven be quiet! quality. "The Pure Rock has four six-millimeter heat pipes to efficiently dissipate heat to the cooling fins. Due to this construction, the tower cooler can effectively draw up to 130 watts away from the CPU. Even intense graphics, multimedia or gaming applications will not bring the Pure Rock to it limits. The Pure Rock is available immediately at a price of €32.90 (RRP).See More

  • FSP Announces 80 Plus Platinum AURUM PT Power Supply Series

    FSP Announces 80 Plus Platinum AURUM PT Power Supply Series

     FSP Announces 80 Plus Platinum AURUM PT Power Supply Series

    High Performance PSU Designed for Gaming Enthusiasts and Demanding Overclockers

    October 16, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – FSP, an experienced power supply manufacturer, today announces the new AURUM PT Series of PC Power Supplies. This high end modular PSU is designed specifically for gaming enthusiasts and demanding overclockers. At 80 Plus® Platinum certification, AURUM PT Series delivers a premium product and is the ideal choice for those seeking high-performance, reliability and quality.

  • GIGABYTE Launches Halloween Photo Contest For Facebook Fans

    GIGABYTE Hosts Halloween Photo Contest For Facebook Fans

    Well it's getting to be that time of year for Halloween Celebrations, and GIGABYTE is hosting a Halloween Photo Contest for all of their fans on Facebook. GIGABYTE invites all of it's fans to impress one and all with a photo snapshot of your awesome Halloween Costume and your GIGABYTE motherboard, with the words I LOVE GIGABYTE MOTHERBOARDS! (Either written on a piece of paper, photoshoped in the picture, painted on your forehead, tattooed across your back… be creative!) for a chance to Win! one of several GIGABYTE motherboards. The rules are simple, submit your picture on the contest page, (keep it clean folks!), and note that the submission and voting period ends November 2nd, 2014. See More

  • QNAP Releases Upgraded VMobile App Adding Low-bandwidth Mode

    QNAP Releases Upgraded VMobile App Adding Low-bandwidth Mode

    QNAP Releases Upgraded VMobile App Adding Low-bandwidth Mode

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 15, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today upgraded its VMobile app for iOS® to version 3.0 to enhance operational efficiency and user experience with the addition of a low-bandwidth mode and improved user interface.

  • Cooler Master Unleashes the Suppressor Gaming Keyboard

    Cooler Master

    Cooler Master announces the Suppressor,a keyboard tuned for gamers that enjoy being the silent assassin. "Serious gamers take note; Suppressor is well balanced to assist in deploying to each in every arena. Suppressor is uniquely tuned to be your ideal tool for battle with a detachable USB cable for better and easier cable management and travel, a whiteLED light that keeps you gaming even in the darkest reaches of a LAN, silent membrane key switches equipped with a long life material to last through many skirmishes, and instant activation multimedia keys to activate your war songs." See More

  • Introducing new addition to our ergonomic peripherals line, the WRISTPAD

    Introducing new addition to our ergonomic peripherals line, the WRISTPAD

    Spire adds the WRISTPAD to new ergonomic peripherals line.

    Maarheeze, The Netherlands, 15-10-2014 Spire continues to expand their range of ergonomic computer peripherals. Introducing the WRISTPAD computer mouse pad and arm support. Make your long hours of computing more comfortable and better for your well being. The WRISTPAD is a long mouse pad with gel pillows that better support the desk contact areas such as elbow and wrist. Made out of soft cellular foam and gel pack the WristPad is a great product for any type of computer such as PC system, Net-station, laptop or even tablet PC.All part of a more healthy and ergonomic computing product line, Spire will roll out more products which will make your long hours of computing work more comfortable. The WristPad is backed by our solid 2 year warranty and service program. Select the brand with the industry experience: Spire – Powered by Innovation.

  • AMD Announces 2014 Third Quarter Results

    AMD

    AMD announces revenue for the third quarter of 2014 of $1.43 billion, operating income of $63 million and net income of $17 million, or $0.02 per share. Non-GAAP(1) operating income was $66 million and non-GAAP(1) net income was $20 million, or $0.03 per share. “AMD’s third quarter financial performance reflects progress in diversifying our business,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. “Our Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segment results were strong; however, performance in our Computing and Graphics segment was mixed based on challenging market conditions that require us to take further steps to evolve and strengthen the financial performance of this business. Our top priority is to deliver leadership technologies and products as we continue to transform AMD.”See More

  • Quadruple victory for Thermaltake․Tt eSPORTS․LUXA2 receive “Good Design Award 2014”

    Quadruple victory for Thermaltake․Tt eSPORTS․LUXA2 receive “Good Design Award 2014”

    Quadruple victory for Thermaltake․Tt eSPORTS․LUXA2 receive “Good Design Award 2014”.jpg

    • Thermaltake Urban T81 Full-tower Chassis
    • Tt eSPORTS SYBARIS Hybrid wired/wireless Headset
    • Tt eSPORTS Level 10 Hybrid Mouse
    • LUXA2 Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speaker

     

    Tokyo, Japan – October 15, 2014 – Quadruple honours as Thermaltake Group enjoys success in the Good Design Award 2014! Thermaltake Group, as a key role in the worldwide technology field, is extremely delighted to announce the awarding of Japan’s highly prestigious “Good Design Award 2014” with its three brands - Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS and LUXA2 for the third time! By reaching the high screening policy of Humanity, Honesty, Innovation, Esthetics and Ethics; competition prize winners include four distinguished models: Thermaltake Urban T81 Full-tower Chassis, Tt eSPORTS SYBARIS Hybrid wired/wireless Headset, Level 10 Hybrid Mouse and LUXA2 Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speaker conquer the jury and come to the forefront among approximately 1,258 award winners from more than 801 companies! Particularly, it is the first time both Tt eSPORTS and LUXA2 have been awarded the highly coveted Good Design Award, Thermaltake group with its three brands emerged victorious also showing its outstanding technological strength in computer DIY, gaming peripherals, and the mobile accessory market against some established competitors. This year's quadruple win in the "Good Design Award 2014" marks the continuation of a fine tradition: with a total of 6 victories to date, the three brands of Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS and LUXA2 now lead the field of proving, in impressive style, that good design and excellent innovation and technology to win the competition for the "Good Design Award", a prize that has been awarded since 2009.

  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES Acquires IBM's Global Commercial Semiconductor Technology Business

    IBM  (Photo: Seth Wenig, AP)

    IBM and GLOBALFOUNDRIES announces that they have signed a Definitive Agreement under which GLOBALFOUNDRIES plans to acquire IBM's global commercial semiconductor technology business, including intellectual property, world-class technologists and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics, subject to completion of applicable regulatory reviews. GLOBALFOUNDRIES will also become IBM's exclusive server processor semiconductor technology provider for 22 nanometer (nm), 14nm and 10nm semiconductors for the next 10 years.See More

  • GABRIEL KNIGHT: SINS OF THE FATHERS® 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION AVAILABLE NOW

    GABRIEL KNIGHT: SINS OF THE FATHERS® 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION AVAILABLE NOW

    Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th Anniversary Edition Available Now!

    Hi-Res Remake of Adventure Game Masterpiece Comes to PC & Mac Today with New Puzzles, Scenes, and Remastered Soundtrack

    “Few games are more beloved.” – TIME Magazine
    “The darkest and most intense adventure game ever…” – AdventureGamers.com

    Mount Joy, Penn. – October 15th, 2014 – Pinkerton Road Studio today announced that Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th Anniversary Edition (www.GabrielKnight20th.com) has shipped for PC and Mac, and is now available for purchase online for $19.99 from major online retailers such as Steam, GOG.com and the Phoenix Online Store. Gorgeous high-res 3D graphics, new playable puzzles/scenes, a remastered soundtrack, and exclusive behind-the-scenes bonuses from concept art and storyboards to making-of interviews are just a few of many captivating new features to be found in this brand-new edition of the award-winning classic, which critics consistently rank among the best games of all time.

  • BIOSTAR Unveils iDEQ-T1 Micro Mini Multimedia PC

    BIOSTAR

    BIOSTAR announces the iDEQ-T1 series mini PC, a micro-mini computer specifically designed to subvert the conventional desktop PC. by being smaller, lighter and more mobile but with similar features and capabilities. "At just two thirds the surface area of an A4 sized piece of paper and with a weight of only 0.8Kg, the iDEQ-T1, in conjunction with the HTPC platform, is a great solution for a variety of environments needing a small, yet fully-featured, PC." See More

  • Tesoro Releases Ancile Z1 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad in North America

    Tesoro Releases Ancile Z1 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad in North America

    Tesoro Releases Ancile Z1 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad in North America

    High Precision Mousing Control to Dominate the Battlefield

    October 14, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today releases the Ancile Z1 hard gaming mouse pad in North America.

  • Unleashed COUGAR 600M Gaming Mouse

    COUGAR

    COUGAR announces the release of the new 600M gaming mouse. The 600M is COUGAR’s second gaming mouse after the acclaimed award-winning 700M. "The COUGAR 600M has been designed with the clear objective of offering gamers a mouse that can both provide state-of-the-art technology, all the features necessary to enhance the gaming experience and an aesthetically pleasing design. Its premium components (OMRON switches, ADNS-9800 Sensor, premium quality soft touch surface) guarantee a flawless performance during gameplay..." See More

  • World's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark - available now

    Fire Strike Ultra - World's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark

    Futuremark Fire Strike Ultra - World's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark.

    October 13, 2014 -- The buzz around 4K gaming continues to grow, but can the latest hardware really deliver? And are the extra pixels worth the extra cost?

    To answer those questions, we've created Fire Strike Ultra, the world's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark, available now in 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition. Sorry Basic Edition users, you'll need to upgrade if you want to run Fire Strike Ultra.

  • Linksys Announces New High Performance Tri-Band and 4X4 Wireless AC Routers

    Linksys

    Linksys announces two new routers that will help provide faster wireless networking speeds for families with multiple internet users as well as single users that use the internet for high bandwidth applications such as gaming or video streaming. "The two new wireless AC routers, the Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router(EA9200) router and the Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (E8350) a 4X4 AC router, provide network speeds up to 3.2 Gbps and 2.4 Gbps respectively*. These two new powerhouse Linksys routers provide networking functionality suited for large or small environments that need the maximum performance and range for their home networks." See More

  • Tt eSPORTS Now Available at BEST BUY

    Tt eSPORTS Now Available at BEST BUY

    Tt eSPORTS Now Available at BEST BUY 1.jpg

    Los Angeles, California – October 13, 2014Tt eSPORTS, the leading expert in professional e-Sports gaming peripherals is proud to announce BEST BUY (www.bestbuy.com) being added to our list of official partnered sellers. BEST BUY is currently the largest chain of electronics and retail stores offering top of the line gaming and PC gear directly from Tt eSPORTS. BEST BUY officially began selling Tt eSPORTS professional gaming products beginning October 2014.

  • ICY DOCK Storage Solutions Protect Personal Photos and Videos

    ICY DOCK: ICY TIPS

    Smartphones have become the main device for snapping photos on the go. The drawback of these high quality photos and videos are that they require large storage space and the default capacity a phone provides can quickly fill up. "One method to overcome this limitation is through cloud storage programs such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and iCloud. These programs provide a means to backup your data and access it anywhere, which could be convenient but may be slow and bandwidth intensive. One big issue with cloud storage is privacy --can we really trust these programs with our sensitive files?" See More

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G751 Gaming Laptop

    ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G751 Gaming Laptop

    ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G751 Gaming Laptop
    Boldly-styled 17-inch gaming laptop is powered by Intel Core i7 processors and overclockable NVIDIA ‘Maxwell’ GTX900M Series graphics

    Taipei, Taiwan (7 October, 2014) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the G751 Series gaming laptop. G751 features an Intel® Core™ processor, up to enthusiast-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX970M/980M graphics and exclusive ASUS TurboMaster GPU-overclocking technology to deliver gaming desktop levels of performance. G751 demonstrates exceptional thermal efficiency with minimal noise thanks to copper heatsinks and intelligent dual fans that expel hot air via rear vents. Specially designed for gamers, G751 has dedicated keys for instant access to Steam and one-click gameplay recording; as well as ASUS SonicMaster and ROG AudioWizard for powerful, optimized audio for all game genres.
     

  • Transcend Introduces Latest Server-Grade DDR4 Memory

    Transcend

    Transcend®, a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, is proud to announce the launch of three new DDR4 server-grade memory modules: 8GB and 16GB DDR4 2133MHz Registered DIMMs (RDIMMs), and 16GB DDR4 Very Low Profile (VLP) RDIMMs. "Fully compatible with the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 server family processor, Transcend’s DDR4 series features high capacities, superior performance, 1.2V ultra-low power consumption, and increased reliability; perfect for cloud computing, virtualization, and high-performance computing technologies." See More

  • ACTION ADVENTURE GAME “EPIC OF KINGS” ANNOUNCED

    ACTION ADVENTURE GAME “EPIC OF KINGS” ANNOUNCED

    ACTION ADVENTURE GAME “EPIC OF KINGS” ANNOUNCED

    Epic Action Coming for Android and iOS - Lets You Be an Ancient Hero, with Cutting Edge Visuals

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Oct 9, 2014 – Dead Mage today announced the upcoming release of new action adventure game Epic of Kings, which invites players to battle legions of lethal enemies in a mythology-inspired fantasy world. The game features a full-fledged combat system with intuitive touch controls, various monsters and epic bosses to battle, an engaging story, and cutting edge visual graphics. Epic of Kings will ship in early 2015 for Android and iOS touch devices.

  • LEPA Unveils LPC501 Mid-Tower Case Series

    LEPA

    LEPA unveils the LPC501 mid-tower chassis series, a case with a well-thought internal structure and excellent ventilation. LPC501 features a wide and flexible space to support multiple drives and an advanced VGA system. "LPC501 offers two builds: a basic build and a more advanced build. LPC501B is the basic model; it comes with an embossed side panel and three pre-installed fans. LPC501A is the advanced model; this version comes with acrylic side panels and three pre-installed fans, two of which are LEPA’s patented circular LED fans." The LEPA LPC501A-BL(2U3) will be the only model available in North America. This model’s expected MSRP will be $64.99. See More

  • Sennheiser Creates Special Ingress Editions of the MOMENTUM On-Ear

    It’s time to show your colors: Sennheiser creates special Ingress editions of the MOMENTUM On-Ear

     Sennheiser creates special Ingress editions of the MOMENTUM On-Ear

    Old Lyme, Conn., 9 October 2014 – Audio specialist Sennheiser is releasing two Ingress special editions of its acclaimed MOMENTUM On-Ear headphones – the ultimate way for players of the enormously popular real-world adventure game to show support for their team. The MOMENTUM On-Ear represents the fusion of sound quality, timeless design and craftsmanship in a compact headphone that’s ready to take anywhere. It’s an unbeatable companion to a game where the world itself is the arena. The special Ingress editions of the MOMENTUM On-Ear will be available beginning in November in Sennheiser webshops at www.sennheiser.com/momentum-ingress. Those Ingress fans that want to reserve their special Ingress edition right away can pre-order the headphones online.

  • MSI 27" All-in-One Gaming PCs Now Feature NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 900M Graphic Cards

    MSI

    MSI announces the availability of their lineup of 27-inch All-in-One gaming computers featuring NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 900M graphics cards. MSI's lineup of gaming AIOs are powered by Intel Core i7 processors, up to 16 GB DDR3L memory, Killer E2200 Game Networking, and MSI's Super RAID technology. "NVIDIAs latest GPU packs the power of a high-end performance graphics card into the silhouette of a mobile unit through a Maxwell architecture that delivers up to 35% increase in 3DMark11 performance." See More

  • Announcing the SBX Entertainment System

    iBUYPOWER Unveils Its SBX Entertainment System

     iBUYPOWER SBX entertainment system is here!
    The future is here

    October 9, 2014, City of Industry, CA - There are very few instances where one product category can leap frog over to another and make a profound impact. Today, iBUYPOWER, makes one such leap.

  • Lian Li Introduces the PC-T80 Test Bench

    Lian Li

    Lian-Li announces the brushed aluminum PC-T80 DIY Test bench. "An update of the PC-T60, the PC-T80 features the same high quality, simple design that has made its predecessor a favorite across the DIY community, while adding native radiator support and a more modular design." The Lian-Li PC-T80 supports motherboards up to XL-ATX, 360mm radiators, modular HDD cage and power supply bracket, quick and easy access to all components, tool-less HDD mounting, and will be available at Newegg at the end of October with a MSRP: USD 169. See More

  • ADATA Releases SSD Firmware Update

    ADATA Releases SSD Firmware Update

    ADATA Releases SSD Firmware Update

    New Firmware 5.8.2 Offers Enhanced Stability


    Taipei, Taiwan – Oct. 9, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has released a firmware update v5.8.2 for the following solid state drives (SSD) equipped with SandForce 2200 series controllers: SX910/SX900/SP900/S510.

  • Angelbird SSD wrk for Mac Available Now! with hardwrk SATA3 Adapter Kit

    Angelbird

    Angelbird, now offer an attractive bundle containing a SSD wrk for Mac® and a SATA3 Adapter Kit for MacBook (Pro). "The bundle allows users to benefit from all the advantages of the SSD wrk for Mac and the SATA3 Adapter Kit for MacBook (Pro). Angelbird’s SSD wrk for Mac is the only third party SSD that supports TRIM for Mac out of the box. Customers can choose between the capacities 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB." See More

  • SSD wrk for Mac offers plug-and-play TRIM support

    SSD wrk for Mac offers plug-and-play TRIM support

    SSD wrk for Mac offers plug-and-play TRIM support

    Lustenau, October 9, 2014: Angelbird, Austria's premium SSD manufacturer, presents its new SSD wrk for Mac, the only third party SSD that supports TRIM for Mac out of the box.

  • Thecus Announces Patch to Resolve Recent Bash Vulnerability

    Thecus

    In order to combat recent bash vulnerability issues, Thecus today released a Bash patch for both Thecus OS5 and OS6 users. It is strongly recommended that all users update their NAS with this latest firmware. "The patch will fix the GNU Bash Environment Variable Command Injection Vulnerability, also referred to as Shellshock(CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7187, and CVE-2014-71861), which allows unauthorized users access to remote Unix/Linux-based systems." See More

  • A New Source of POWER: EDISON M Series Is Here!

    Introducing EDISON M modular PSUs!

    Introducing EDISON M modular PSUs!

    Fractal Design is proud to announce the NEW modular PSU family, Edison M, available in a variety of wattage levels.

    The Fractal Design Edison M series of power supplies feature excellent electrical performance, including 80PLUS® Gold efficiency certification.

  • Transcend Features New! Photographic Solutions at PhotoPlus 2014

    Transcend

    Transcend®, one of the world's leading manufacturers of storage and multimedia products, will be exhibiting at the PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo 2014, the largest photography event in North America. Throughout the exhibition, Transcend will display three main categories including solid state drives, memory cards and Mac-Compatible products. Visitors will find Transcend at Booth #960 at the Javits Convention Center, New York City, from October 30 to November 1, 2014. See More

  • Enermax Thormax GT Launch

    The Giant’s Armor
    ENERMAX Thormax GT Full Tower Chassis

    ENERMAX Thormax GT Full Tower Chassis

    October 8th, 2014, Chino, California – Enermax launches its new full tower chassis: Thormax GT. This full tower case comes with the ample interior to support E-ATX MB and up to 490mm length VGA cards, a superior cooling compartment to support 240 & 360mm depth liquid coolers, and many user friendly designs. Thormax GT is the best armor for professionals and enthusiastic gamers to suit up their giant system.

  • FSP Introduces 80 Plus Platinum AURUM PT Power Supply Series

    FSP

    FSP announces the new AURUM PT Series of PC Power Supplies. This high end modular PSU is designed specifically for gaming enthusiasts and demanding overclockers. "At 80 Plus® Platinum certification, AURUM PT Series delivers a premium product and is the ideal choice for those seeking high-performance, reliability and quality."The FSP AURUM PT Series feature, Japanese capacitors, a quiet and long lasting 135mm fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) fan, 7 year global warranty, and MSRP of 850W - US$219.99, 1000W - US$239.99, 1200W - US$279.99. See More

  • Introducing the ICY DOCK EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B Topless Open Air 2.5" to 3.5" SATA Hard Drive or SSD Converter / Mounting KitD Converter / Mounting Kit

     ICY DOCK EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B

    The EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B ICY DOCK SATA 2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD converter is specifically designed for builders who prefer to mount their hard drive or SSD with screws for maximum stability. The EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B features a top-free open air design with exceptional cooling and converts any 2.5" SATA HDD/SSDs into an exact 3.5" hard drive form factor with SATA 6Gbps speed. The entire converter is made of robust stainless-steel that is perfect for the most demanding applications. The perforated vents, top-free open air design, and metal construction all work synergistically to keep your drives as cool as possible.

  • QNAP Announces Upgraded VMobile App Adding Low-bandwidth Mode

    QNAP

    "With the greater use of mobile devices, being able to manage surveillance systems while on-the-go has become increasingly popular." QNAP® Systems, Inc. today upgraded its VMobile app for iOS® to version 3.0 to enhance operational efficiency and user experience with the addition of a low-bandwidth mode and improved user interface.See More

  • AMD Appoints Dr. Lisa Su as President and Chief Executive Officer

    AMD

    AMD Appoints Dr. Lisa Su as President and Chief Executive Officer

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. 10/8/2014 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Dr. Lisa Su as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Dr. Su, 44, succeeds Rory Read, 52, who has stepped down as president and chief executive officer, and member of the board of directors, as part of a transition plan. Read will support the transition in an advisory role, remaining with the company through the end of 2014.

  • Spire Adds the WRISTPAD to Ergonomic Peripherals Line-Up

    Spire

    Spire continues to expand their range of ergonomic computer peripherals. Introducing the WRISTPAD computer mouse pad and arm support. "Make your long hours of computing more comfortable and better for your well being." The Spire WRISTPAD ergonomic PC mouse mat is now available from Spire Corp in Shenzhen, China and from Spire Europe in Maarheeze, The Netherlands, and has a manufacturer suggested retail price USD 32,95 / EURO 24.95 (EXCL VAT).See More

  • Get The Gear and Fight Fear With ORIGIN PCs Exclusive Halloween Promo

    Get The Gear and Fight Fear with ORIGIN PC’s Halloween Promo

    Get The Gear and Fight Fear With ORIGIN PCs Halloween Promo

    Miami, FL – October 8th, 2014 — ORIGIN PC announced today an exciting Halloween promotion for their award-winning gaming line of GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, CHRONOS desktops, EON laptops and their new EVO15-S laptop. Customers who purchase any ORIGIN PC gaming desktop or gaming laptop today can receive free U.S. ground shipping and a free copy of The Evil Within for PC while supplies last. ORIGIN PC customers can also choose a free PC digital game code of Alien Isolation with their qualifying desktop graphics card from AMD’s NEVER SETTLE game bundle!

  • Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th Anniversary Edition Available Now! For PC and Mac

    Phoenix Online Publishing

    Pinkerton Road Studio today announced that Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th Anniversary Edition has shipped for PC and Mac, and is now available for purchase online for $19.99 from major online retailers such as Steam, GOG.com and the Phoenix Online Store. "Gorgeous high-res 3D graphics, new playable puzzles/scenes, a remastered soundtrack, and exclusive behind-the-scenes bonuses from concept art and storyboards to making-of interviews are just a few of many captivating new features to be found in this brand-new edition of the award-winning classic, which critics consistently rank among the best games of all time." See More

  • SP/Silicon Power Launches the Latest Mini USB Flash Drives — USB 2.0 Touch T50 & USB 3.0 Jewel J50

    SP/Silicon Power Launches the Latest Mini USB Flash Drives — USB 2.0 Touch T50 & USB 3.0 Jewel J50

    SP/Silicon Power Launches the Latest Mini USB Flash Drives — USB 2.0 Touch T50 & USB 3.0 Jewel J50

    Taipei, Taiwan – October 8th, 2014 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today launches the new collection of designed USB flash drives- USB 2.0 Touch T50 and USB 3.0 Jewel J50. The stylish exterior design, with exquisite openwork carving and matte-surface metallic casing, makes them stand out among numerous products in the market. Moreover, cap-less and compact Touch T50 and Jewel J50 are easy to be stored and carried around, and they will be an awesome choice as a storage device and a fancy accessory to impress people.

  • “Good Design Award 2014” For Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS, & LUXA2

    Thermaltake

    The Thermaltake Group is extremely delighted to announce the awarding of Japan’s highly prestigious “Good Design Award 2014” with its three brands - Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS and LUXA2 for the third time! By reaching the high screening policy of Humanity, Honesty, Innovation, Esthetics and Ethics; competition prize winners include four distinguished models: Thermaltake Urban T81 Full-tower Chassis, Tt eSPORTS SYBARIS Hybrid wired/wireless Headset, Level 10 Hybrid Mouse and LUXA2 Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speaker conquer the jury and come to the forefront among approximately 1,258 award winners from more than 801 companies! See More

  • Next Generation GTX 970M/980M Gaming Laptops [AVAILABLE NOW]

    MSI New: Next Generation GTX 970M/980M Gaming LaptopsNext Generation GTX 970M/980M Gaming Laptops [AVAILABLE NOW]

     

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Now Available

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Now Available

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is the newest entry in the critically acclaimed Borderlands series, offering fans the opportunity to play as four all-new character classes while engaging in low-gravity gunfights across the never-before-seen environments of Pandora’s moon. Set in between the first Borderlands game and Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a great introduction to the franchise for new players and allows fans to experience fighting on Handsome Jack’s side for the very first time.

  • Sennheiser URBANITE: 'Bass as it should be' for a new generation of music fans, in a rugged and flexible design

    Sennheiser URBANITE
    'Bass as it should be' for a new generation of music fans, in a rugged and flexible design

    URBANITE_Nation.jpg: The new URBANITE delivers massive bass with Sennheiser’s uncompromising audio expertise

    Old Lyme, Conn., October 7, 2014 ­– With its new URBANITE headphones, Sennheiser delivers what young, urban mobile music lovers have been craving: detailed, heart-thumping bass in a durable, trend setting design that's built for the long haul. With two new closed back design models, the on-ear URBANITE and over-ear URBANITE XL, listeners can experience punchy bass as it was 'meant to be' – without sacrificing any of the detailed mid and high frequencies.

  • Tesoro Introduces the Ancile Z1 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad to North America

    Tesoro

    Even with today's best optical and laser mouse technical precision, it simply takes a high quality and optimal mousing surface to deliver the best performance. Tesoro releases the Ancile Z1 hard gaming mouse pad to North America, that is designed to deliver the high precision and pin point accuracy that gamers and enthusiasts demand from a hard gaming mousepad, via a micro textured low friction surface featuring a uni-body construction and the keeping the action solid and stable thanks to a non-slip rubber base. "The Tesoro Ancile Z1 hard gaming mouse pad is available at Tesoro Gaming USA, Newegg, Amazon, NCIX for the suggested retail price of US$29."See More

  • GIGABYTE TARGET OC to be Hosted on HWBOT.ORG

    GIGABYTE TARGET OC to be Hosted on HWBOT.ORG -

    GIGABYTE TARGET OC to be Hosted on HWBOT.ORG - Show us your skills to Win Big in Cash Prizes and GIGABYTE Hardware

    Show us your skills to Win Big in Cash Prizes and GIGABYTE Hardware

    City of Industry, California, October 7th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the GIGABYTE TARGET OC, its latest overclocking contest hosted on HWBOT.org. GIGABYTE TARGET OC is a new challenge to test the true overclocking skills of the community. Setting an exact target on not only high, but also low scores, the participants will need to learn how to adjust the performance of their systems to be able to hit the right mark. A lot is on the line; a total of USD $2,000 in cash prizes and five GIGABYTE motherboards, including two recently launchedX99-SOC FORCE motherboards, will be offered to the winners and participants through lucky draws.

  • Fire Strike Ultra - World's first 4K Ultra HD Benchmark

    Futuremark

    Many enthusiasts have already noticed us that "The buzz around 4K gaming continues to grow, but can the latest hardware really deliver? And are the extra pixels worth the extra cost?" To answer those questions, Futuremark announces that they have created Fire Strike Ultra, the world's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark, available now in 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition. "Sorry Basic Edition users, you'll need to upgrade if you want to run Fire Strike Ultra." See More

  • ORIGIN PC Launches New NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and 970M Graphics Cards

    ORIGIN PC Has Deployed the World’s Fastest Mobile GPUs:

    ORIGIN PC Launches New NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and 970M Graphics Cards

    50% Faster, 4K-Gaming and Direct X 12 Ready

    ORIGIN PC’s Award -Winning EON and EVO Laptops Now Featuring NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900M Series Graphics Cards. Available Today!

     Miami, FL – October 7, 2014, 9:00 AM Eastern – ORIGIN PC announced today the availability of their latest award-winning EON15-S, EON17-S, EON17-SLX and EVO15-S high-performance laptops with NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 900M series graphics cards for gamers, artists, professionals and enthusiasts. Powered by NVIDIA’s next-gen Maxwell architecture, the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and 970M deliver an incredible mobile gaming experience with a staggering 50% increase in performance over the previous generation, up to 8GB of GDDR5 Memory, and support for NVIDIA’s latest advanced technologies such as Cone-Traced Global Illumination (CTGI), GeForce Experience™, and NVIDIA Game Stream™.  Also featuring support for up to 4K-quality gaming  and DirectX 12, the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and 970M bring desktop-class gaming performance inside your next ORIGIN PC laptop like never before.

  • Tt eSPORTS Line-Up Available Now! at BEST BUY

    Tt eSPORTS

    Tt eSPORTS, the leading expert in professional e-Sports gaming peripherals is proud to announce BEST BUY (www.bestbuy.com) being added to our list of official partnered sellers. "BEST BUY is currently the largest chain of electronics and retail stores offering top of the line gaming and PC gear directly from Tt eSPORTS. BEST BUY officially began selling Tt eSPORTS professional gaming products beginning October 2014." See More

  • Mushkin Launches New Addition to Chronos Family of SSDs

    Mushkin Launches New Addition to Chronos Family of SSDs

    Mushkin Launches New Addition to Chronos Family of SSDs

    Austin, TX -- Oct 07, 2014  -- Mushkin, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, today officially announced the worldwide launch of its latest addition to the Chronos Family of SSD products, Chronos G2.

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Unleash G751 Gaming Laptop

    ASUS Republic of Gamers

    ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the G751 Series gaming laptop. G751 features an Intel® Core™ processor, up to enthusiast-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX970M/980M graphics and exclusive ASUS TurboMaster GPU-overclocking technology to deliver gaming desktop levels of performance. See More

  • BIOSTAR's J1900NH2 Mini-ITX for Flexible Use

    BIOSTAR’s J1900NH2

    BIOSTAR's J1900NH2 Mini-ITX for Flexible Use

    Mini-ITX for Flexible Use

    October 7th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – With BIOSTAR’s recently announced J1900NH2 motherboard with the on-board Intel Dual-Core Celeron J1900 processor, using a mini ITX form factor with a size of 17x17cm, builders are able to make creative designs for many different uses.

  • Epic Action Gaming Coming for Android iOS and NVIDIA SHIELD

    Dead Mage

    Here's a bit of a 'heads-up' that one of NVIDIA's dev partners have been working on,independent game studio Dead Mage announces that they’ll be bringing Epic of Kings to SHIELD tablet in early 2015. "Epic of Kings brings a console quality video game experience to touch devices, notably NVIDIA’s SHIELD tablet,” said Puya Dadgar, technical director of Dead Mage. “Our close collaborations with NVIDIA allowed us to push the limits of Epic of Kings, ultimately helping us better realize our vision for the game. We are also working on fully supporting controllers for the Android TV and SHIELD tablets.” See More

  • ADATA Launches Enterprise Grade Server SSD - SR1010

    ADATA Launches Enterprise Grade Server SSD - SR1010

    ADATA Launches Enterprise Grade Server SSD - SR1010
    For Absolute Data Security

    Taipei, Taiwan – October 7, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches its SR1010 enterprise grade server SSD featuring comprehensive data encryption, reliability, superior performance and high compatibility with many operating systems. Available in 100GB, 240GB and 480GB sizes, ADATA’s SR1010 SSD is a perfect upgrade solution for industrial servers, data centers and embedded devices.

  • Sennheiser Announces Special Ingress Editions of the MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones

    Sennheiser

    Audio specialist Sennheiser is releasing two Ingress special editions of its acclaimed MOMENTUM On-Ear headphones – the ultimate way for players of the enormously popular real-world adventure game to show support for their team. "The MOMENTUM On-Ear represents the fusion of sound quality, timeless design and craftsmanship in a compact headphone that’s ready to take anywhere. It’s an unbeatable companion to a game where the world itself is the arena." The special Ingress editions of the MOMENTUM On-Ear will be available as of November at Sennheiser webshops with a price of $ 149.95. See More

  • MSI lineup with NVIDIA latest GPU

    MSI Revamps Armory of Gaming Laptops with Latest NVIDIA GTX 970M & 980M Graphics

    MSI lineup with NVIDIA latest GPU

    NEW lineup of GS Stealth/Ghost and GT Dominator Series bridges the gap between Desktop PC gaming and mobile gaming performance

    City of Industry, Calif. – October 7, 2014 MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the immediate availability of the critically acclaimed GS Stealth/Ghost Series and GT Dominator Series gaming laptops with NVIDIA’s latest GTX 900M Series graphics.  Armed with unprecedented power and an array of cutting-edge features, including MSI’s new SHIFT technology, the new gaming notebooks deliver up to 28% more graphics performance for a mobile gaming experience without barriers.

  • iBUYPOWER Unveils Its SBX Entertainment System

    iBUYPOWER

    "There are very few instances where one product category can leap frog over to another and make a profound impact." As iBUYPOWER, makes one such leap, and introduces the iBUYPOWER SBX Entertainment System, an ultra-simplified system designed to do one thing: entertain. Melding together the simplicity of a traditional game console, but harnessing power usually available to only high-end desktop PCs, iBUYPOWER is able to usher in both performance and content unheard of in the living room space. “What we really wanted to do was make an impact in the living room. We wanted to really show the world that the power of desktop gaming machine can be experienced in the living room in a totally seamless way,” said Darren Su, Co-founder and VP of iBUYPOWER. See More

  • Pre-Launch Celebrations for Gabriel Knight Remake Kick Off as 10 Days of Gabriel Knight Countdown Begins

    PRE-LAUNCH CELEBRATIONS FOR GABRIEL KNIGHT: SINS OF THE FATHERS® 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION KICK-OFF AS 10 DAYS OF GABRIEL KNIGHT COUNTDOWN BEGINS

     Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th Anniversary Edition

    New Screenshots, Videos, and More to Be Released, Plus an Upcoming Reddit AMA with Jane Jensen on Oct. 9th

    Mount Joy, Penn. – October 6th, 2014 – Fans eagerly awaiting the release of classic adventure game remake Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th Anniversary Edition have yet another reason to celebrate as the countdown to launch in 10 days kicks off with new screens, movies, free downloads, and other ongoing activities, which will be available every day until launch via the game's official website, www.GabrielKnight20th.com. In addition to checking the website to discover new goodies each day, enthusiasts can also enjoy exclusive one-on-one time with gaming legends Jane Jensen and Robert Holmes via a Reddit AMA this Thursday, October 9th, at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific/6 PM GMT.

  • Angelbird SSD wrk for Mac - Complete with Plug-and-play TRIM Support

    Angelbird

    Angelbird, Austria's premium SSD manufacturer, presents its new SSD wrk for Mac, the only third party SSD that supports TRIM for Mac out of the box. "The SSD wrk for Mac is ideal to upgrade older Apple models to the ultra-fast SSD technology. Specifically the device is equipped with native TRIM support, a feature that works straight out of the box. The installation of additional software, drivers or TRIM enabler is completely eliminated."See More

  • Digital Storm to Add NIVIDA GeForce GTX 900M, 970M and 980M Graphics Card to Gaming Laptops

    Digital Storm to Add NIVIDA GeForce GTX 900M, 970M and 980M Graphics Card to Gaming Laptops

    Digital Storm Adds NIVIDA GeForce GTX 900M, 970M and 980M Graphics Card to Gaming Laptops

    FREMONT, Calif. – September 07, 2014 – Digital Storm is excited to announce it will add NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 900M, 970M and 980M graphics cards to the its line of awardwinning gaming laptops.  Together, the new mobile graphics cards and Digital Storm deliver desktop level gaming performance on the go.

  • ADATA Announces New! SSD Firmware Update

    ADATA

    ADATA® Technology has released a firmware update v5.8.2 for the following solid state drives (SSD) equipped with SandForce 2200 series controllers: SX910/SX900/SP900/S510. "The new firmware improves overall SSD stability and SSD reliability after unsafe power cycling."See More

  • Spire is Introducing the ASTRO III laptop stand and cooler

    Introducing the ASTRO III laptop stand and cooler

    SPIRE ASTRO III laptop stand and cooler

    Maarheeze, The Netherlands, 06-10-2014 Spire continues to expand their range of ergonomic computer peripherals. The Astro III laptop base stand and cooler is equipped with a large 200mm silent cooling fan. The Base is formed out of lightweight plastic, topped with an aluminum black mesh. The ergonomic design and anti-slip features of the Astro III provide comfortable computing experience. There is no need for an external power adapter, powered by your laptop’s USB port (cable included) the Astro III is a ‘plug and play’ ready product. Compatible with 12-inch up to 15.4-inch laptop computers, the Astro III is the best universal choice from Spire – Powered by Innovation. 

  • Fractal Design New! EDISON M Series Modular PSUs!

    Fractal Design

    Fractal Design is proud to announce the NEW modular PSU family, Edison M, available in a variety of wattage levels, 450W (USD 84.99), 550W (USD 94.99), 650W (USD 104.99),750W (USD 119.99). "Designed for maximum reliability, the Edison M units feature Japanese electrolytic capacitors with a full protection suite, including over-temperature protection. The modular cable system assists with a clean installation and the extra-long ATX12V cable accommodates cases with bottom mounted PSU positions. Fractal Design Edison M units are equipped with a large, temperature-controlled FDB-bearing 120mm fan contributing to a maximum lifespan while keeping noise levels at a minimum." See More

  • Aerocool presents Xpredator Cube series

    Aerocool presents Xpredator Cube series

    Aerocool presents Xpredator Cube series

    02.10.2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, introduces new Cube models from the Xpredator family. The Xpredator series has been very popular all over the world thanks to its outstanding futuristic concept design and a very broad set of useful features. Aerocool takes it to the next level and unleashes the new Xpredator Cubes, which inherit the successful design from the big models and come with many additional features. The Cubes are available as of today in the colors red, black, orange and white.

  • ENERMAX Announces the Thormax GT Full Tower Chassis

    ENERMAX

    Enermax launches its new full tower chassis: Thormax GT. This full tower case comes with the ample interior to support E-ATX MB and up to 490mm length VGA cards, a superior cooling compartment to support 240 & 360mm depth liquid coolers, and many user friendly designs. "Thormax GT is the best armor for professionals and enthusiastic gamers to suit up their giant system." See More

  • Security Reminder! Upgrade your Turbo NAS

    QNAP Releases New QTS for Turbo NAS with Official GNU Bash Patch Update

    QNAP Security Reminder! Upgrade your Turbo NAS

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 5, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 for its Turbo NAS lineup with an official GNU Bash patch update. QNAP's security lab has verified QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 and confirmed it has fixed all currently known Bash security vulnerabilities. All users (including those who have installed QTS 4.1.1 Build 0927 and Qfix 1.0.1) are strongly advised to upgrade their Turbo NAS to this QTS version.

  • ICYDOCK Announces the EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B Topless Open Air SATA Hard Drive or SSD Converter

    ICYDOCK

    ICYDOCK announces the EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B ICY DOCK SATA 2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD converter is specifically designed for builders who prefer to mount their hard drive or SSD with screws for maximum stability. "The EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B features a top-free open air design with exceptional cooling and converts any 2.5" SATA HDD/SSDs into an exact 3.5" hard drive form factor with SATA 6Gbps speed. The entire converter is made of robust stainless-steel that is perfect for the most demanding applications. The perforated vents, top-free open air design, and metal construction all work synergistically to keep your drives as cool as possible." See More

  • QNAP Releases High-Performance TS-x31 Home NAS Series for Personal Cloud and a Versatile Multimedia Experience

    QNAP Releases High-Performance TS-x31 Home NAS Series for Personal Cloud and a Versatile Multimedia Experience

    QNAP Releases High-Performance TS-x31 Home NAS Series

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 2, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the TS-x31 series Turbo NAS for SOHO and Home users. Powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM® Cortex®-A9 CPU, it provides a high-performance yet economical solution for file storage, sharing, and data backup coupled with the easy-to-use cloud-based note-taking application and a wide range of multimedia functions.

  • Dr. Lisa Su Appointed as New AMD President and Chief Executive Officer

    AMD

    AMD announces that its board of directors has appointed Dr. Lisa Su as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Dr. Su, 44, succeeds Rory Read, 52, who has stepped down as president and chief executive officer, and member of the board of directors, as part of a transition plan. "Read will support the transition in an advisory role, remaining with the company through the end of 2014." See More

  • Swiftech Unveils The H240-X All-In-One CPU Cooler

    Swiftech Unveils The H240-X All-In-One CPU Cooler

    Swiftech Unveils The H240-X All-In-One CPU Cooler

    Long Beach, Calif., October 1st, 2014, 20:15 Pacific Standard Time -  Rouchon Industries Inc., dba Swiftech® (OTC Pink Current: RCHN) today announced the release of the H240-X all-in-one CPU liquid cooling kit.

  • Grab the Best Gear and Fight Fear with ORIGIN PC’s Halloween Promo

    ORIGIN

    ORIGIN PC announces an exciting Halloween promotion for their award-winning gaming line of GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, CHRONOS desktops, EON laptops and their new EVO15-S laptop. "Customers who purchase any ORIGIN PC gaming desktop or gaming laptop today can receive free U.S. ground shipping and a free copy of The Evil Within for PC while supplies last. ORIGIN PC customers can also choose a free PC digital game code of Alien Isolation with their qualifying desktop graphics card from AMD’s NEVER SETTLE game bundle!" See More

  • Vision Research Updates Phantom v-Series of Ultrahigh-Speed Digital Cameras

    Vision Research Updates v-Series Line of 1 Megapixel

    Ultrahigh-Speed Digital Cameras

    Vision Research Phantom® v2011

    Phantom® v2011, v1611, v1211 Offer Customers

    Improved Flexibility and Light Sensitivity

    WAYNE, N.J.– Vision Research, the leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, is enhancing its popular v-Series line of 1 megapixel (1Mpx) ultrahigh-speed cameras.  New Phantom v2011, v1611, and v1211 cameras now have almost 30% more light sensitivity, provide better image quality, and more lighting flexibility than the predecessor versions of the Phantom® v2010, v1610, and v1210.

  • MSI Next Generation of Gaming Laptops Feature NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M/980M Series Graphics

    MSI

    MSI proudly announces that the next generation of MSI gaming laptops will now feature NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M/980M Series graphics, providing the most power mobile gaming experience that's currently available today. Both the MSI GT Dominator for extreme desktop performance, and the MSI GS Series, boasting the ultra-thin and powerful GS60, and GS70 Stealth gaming laptops can now be powered with the latest NVIDIA 'Maxwell' GTX 970M/980M GPUs, that will provide a desktop gaming experience while on the go. Game On! See More

  • Steadicam Curve for GoPro from Tiffen

    Steadicam Curve for GoPro Flies Into Stores

    Tiffen Steadicam® Curve® for GoPro®
    After much anticipation, Tiffen’s lightweight and compact stabilizer for GoPro action shots is now available for purchase online and in stores

    Hauppauge, NY — August 28, 2014 — The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, announced the availability of the much-anticipated Steadicam® Curve® for GoPro®, Steadicam’s most lightweight and compact camera stabilizer yet, both online and in stores.

  • SP/Silicon Power Announces the Latest Mini USB Flash Drives

    SP/SiliconPower

    SP/ Silicon Power launches the new collection of designed USB flash drives- USB 2.0 Touch T50 and USB 3.0 Jewel J50. The stylish exterior design, with exquisite openwork carving and matte-surface metallic casing, makes them stand out among numerous products in the market. "Moreover, cap-less and compact Touch T50 and Jewel J50 are easy to be stored and carried around, and they will be an awesome choice as a storage device and a fancy accessory to impress people."See More

  • ICY DOCK October 2014 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (10/01/2014 to 10/31/2014)

    ICY DOCK October 2014 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (10/01/2014 to 10/31/2014)

    ICY DOCK October 2014 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program

  • NVIDIA Maxwell Comes to Notebooks

    NVIDIA

    NVIDIA announces that Maxwell has arrived for gaming notebook GPUs as the "GeForce GTX 980M, which is the world’s fastest notebook GPU, and the GeForce GTX 970M notebook GPU, the world’s second fastest notebook GPU." Both are built on the Maxwell architecture with twice the efficiency of the Kepler architecture, unleashing the possibilities of mobile gaming to a whole new game.

  • ZOTAC Injects Palm-Sized ZBOX nano XS with Double Dose of Performance

    ZOTAC Injects Palm-Sized ZBOX nano XS with Double Dose of Performance

    ZOTAC Injects Palm-Sized ZBOX nano XS with Double Dose of Performance

    New ZOTAC ZBOX MI521 nano XS series embraces a 4th Generation Intel Core processor for a dual-core performance punch

    HONG KONG – Oct. 1, 2014 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards and mini-PCs, today injects the palm-sized ZBOX nano XS chassis with a double dose of performance from a 4th Generation Intel Core i3 processor. The new ZOTAC ZBOX MI521 nano XS series delivers a dual-core punch and expansive connectivity in an extra small size for an excellent mini-PC experience.

  • Sennheiser URBANITE For the Next Generation of Music Fans

    Sennheiser

    "With its new URBANITE headphones, Sennheiser delivers what young, urban mobile music lovers have been craving: detailed, heart-thumping bass in a durable, trend setting design that's built for the long haul. With two new closed back design models, the on-ear URBANITE and over-ear URBANITE XL, listeners can experience punchy bass as it was 'meant to be' – without sacrificing any of the detailed mid and high frequencies." See More

  • Corsair Releases Flash Voyager Vega USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    Corsair Releases Flash Voyager Vega USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    Corsair Releases Flash Voyager Vega USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    Corsair Flash Voyager Vega packs USB 3.0 performance in a compact, low-profile thumb drive

    Fremont, CA — October 1, 2014 Corsair®, a world leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the ultra compact, low-profile Flash Voyager® Vega USB 3.0 flash drive. The slim, thumb-sized drive is less than 5mm thin and 24mm long including the built-in key ring loop, making it a perfect keychain companion for data transfers on the go, or an ideal plug-and-leave storage solution for notebooks, car audio systems, game consoles, and other devices. The new drive is available immediately in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities from Corsair.com and retailers around the world.

  • GIGABYTE TARGET OC The Latest Overclocking Contest Hosted on HWBOT.org

    GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd. announces the GIGABYTE TARGET OC, its latest overclocking contest hosted on HWBOT.org. GIGABYTE TARGET OC is a new challenge to test the true overclocking skills of the community. Setting an exact target on not only high, but also low scores, the participants will need to learn how to adjust the performance of their systems to be able to hit the right mark. "A lot is on the line; a total of USD $2,000 in cash prizes and five GIGABYTE motherboards, including two recently launchedX99-SOC FORCE motherboards, will be offered to the winners and participants through lucky draws." See More

  • ADATA’s XPG Z1 DDR4 Overclocking DRAM Module Wins Good Design Award 2014

    ADATA’s XPG Z1 DDR4 Overclocking DRAM Module Wins Good Design Award 2014
    Superior Quality & Performance

    ADATA’s XPG Z1 DDR4 Overclocking DRAM Module Wins Good Design Award 2014

    Taipei, Taiwan – Oct. 1, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM computer memory modules and NAND Flash application products, has received the prestigious Good Design Award 2014 by matching extremely eye-catching design features with superior performance. Thanks to advanced R&D, innovation and rigorous quality control, ADATA’s XPG Z1 DDR4 Overclocking memory stands well above competitors’ offerings.

  • Mushkin Introduces New Addition to Chronos Family of SSDs

    Mushkin

    Mushkin officially announces the worldwide launch of its latest addition to the Chronos Family of SSD products, Chronos G2. "Designed and assembled in the U.S.A., the new drive delivers random write performance of up to 90K IOPS and a maximum transfer rate of 555MB/s. Available in capacities from 60GB to 480GB, Mushkin provides customers the option to enter the SSD world with a limited budget, with no compromise in performance." See More

  • The New Thermaltake TR2 Bronze Series 450W, 500W, and 600W Power Supply Units

    The New Thermaltake TR2 Bronze Series
    450W, 500W, and 600W Power Supply Units

    Thermaltake TR2 Bronze Series incorporate various high-quality components, enabling non-stop usage with stable and reliable performance.jpg

    Taipei City, Taiwan-October 1, 2014Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, introduces TR2 Bronze Series 450W, 500W, and 600W PSU that incorporate various high-quality components, enabling non-stop usage with stable and reliable performance. With 80 PLUS Bronze certified, the new TR2 Bronze series is the most valuable and economical choice line, especially designed for the users who are looking for the excellent balance between cost and performance. To support all of today’s PC requirements, the TR2 Bronze Series comply with the latest ATX 12V 2.3 Standard for utmost reliability and compatibility supporting state-of-the-art technologies. Embedded 120mm cooling fan delivers silent cooling with intelligent temperature control. The series is equipped with a single +12V rail design to provide superior performance for PC system. TR2 Bronze Series can always accommodate any mainstream build under any circumstance!

  • ORIGIN PC Deploys the World’s Fastest Mobile GPUs

    ORIGIN

    ORIGIN PC announces the availability of their latest award-winning EON15-S, EON17-S, EON17-SLX and EVO15-S high-performance laptops with NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 900M series graphics cards for gamers, artists, professionals and enthusiasts. "Powered by NVIDIA’s next-gen Maxwell architecture, the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and 970M deliver an incredible mobile gaming experience with a staggering 50% increase in performance over the previous generation, up to 8GB of GDDR5 Memory, and support for NVIDIA’s latest advanced technologies such as Cone-Traced Global Illumination (CTGI), GeForce Experience™, and NVIDIA Game Stream™." See More

  • The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet with 32 GB and 4G LTE is now available!

    The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet with 32 GB and 4G LTE is now available!

    GET THE 32 GB, 4G LTE NVIDIA SHIELD TABLET NOW!
    "There's a new SHIELD tablet coming to town, and this one wields 32 GB of built-in storage and 4G LTE connectivity certified on AT&T's high-speed network." – Hot Hardware

    The NVIDIA® SHIELD™ tablet is now available with 32 GB storage and 4G LTE—for just $399. Get double the storage of the basic version to store more games, movies, music, photos, and all your favorite apps. And stay connected on the go with the incredibly fast 4G LTE connectivity.

    Learn more >

  • BIOSTAR’s J1900NH2 A Multi-Purpose Mini-ITX Board

    BIOSTAR

    With BIOSTAR’s recently announced J1900NH2 motherboard with the on-board Intel Dual-Core Celeron J1900 processor, using a mini ITX form factor with a size of 17x17cm, builders are able to make creative designs for many different uses. "The J1900NH2 boards come with the Intel Celeron J1900 Dual-Core processor already installed and it supports two DDR3L 1333/1066MHz memory slots for a maximum of 16GB of memory. With the integrated GPU, watching HD content and playing games is no sweat." See More

  • ADATA Launches SR1010 Enterprise Grade Server SSDs

    ADATA

    ADATA® Technology launches its SR1010 enterprise grade server SSD featuring comprehensive data encryption, reliability, superior performance and high compatibility with many operating systems. Available in 100GB, 240GB and 480GB sizes, ADATA’s SR1010 SSD is a perfect upgrade solution for industrial servers, data centers and embedded devices.See More

  • Digital Storm Gaming Laptops Feature NIVIDA GeForce GTX 900M, 970M and 980M Graphics

    DIGITAL STORM

    Digital Storm is excited to announce it will add NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 900M, 970M and 980M graphics cards to the its line of awardwinning gaming laptops. Together, the new mobile graphics cards and Digital Storm deliver desktop level gaming performance on the go. "Digital Storm notebooks come fully armed with bleeding edge mobile components to provide gamers the luxury of playing the latest next-gen games anytime, anywhere. The company offers both 15.6” and 17.3” models and a wide range of configurations." See More

  • 10 Day Countdown of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th Anniversary Edition Begins

    Phoenix Online Studios

    Fans eagerly awaiting the release of classic adventure game remake Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th Anniversary Edition have yet another reason to celebrate as the countdown to launch in 10 days kicks off with new screens, movies, free downloads, and other ongoing activities, which will be available every day until launch via the game's official website, www.GabrielKnight20th.com. In addition to checking the website to discover new goodies each day, enthusiasts can also enjoy exclusive one-on-one time with gaming legends Jane Jensen and Robert Holmes via a Reddit AMA this Thursday, October 9th, at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific/6 PM GMT.See More

  • Gaming Laptops with Latest NVIDIA GTX 970M & 980M Graphics

    MSI Gaming

    MSI proudly announces the immediate availability of the critically acclaimed GS Stealth/Ghost Series and GT Dominator Series gaming laptops with NVIDIA’s latest GTX 900M Series graphics. "Armed with unprecedented power and an array of cutting-edge features, including MSI’s new SHIFT technology, the new gaming notebooks deliver up to 28% more graphics performance for a mobile gaming experience without barriers." All GS and GT gaming laptops equipped with NVIDIA’s GTX 900M graphics are available now starting at $1,599.99. See More

  • QNAP Releases Latest Turbo NAS QTS and Official GNU Bash Patch Updates

    QNAP

    QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 for its Turbo NAS lineup with an official GNU Bash patch update. QNAP's security lab has verified QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 and confirmed it has fixed all currently known Bash security vulnerabilities. "All users (including those who have installed QTS 4.1.1 Build 0927 and Qfix 1.0.1) are strongly advised to upgrade their Turbo NAS to this QTS version." See More

  • SPIRE Announces the ASTRO III Laptop Stand and Cooler

    SPIRE

    Spire continues to expand their range of ergonomic computer peripherals and mobile accessories with the Astro III laptop stand and cooler, that's equipped with a large 200mm silent cooling fan. There is no need for an external power adapter, powered by your laptop’s USB port (cable included) the Astro III is a ‘plug and play’ ready product. Compatible with 12-inch up to 15.4-inch laptop computers, the SPIRE ASTRO III (Part number: SP-NC351-BK )has a manufacturer suggested retail price of USD 19.95 / EURO 13.95 (EX VAT)and carries a 2 year warranty.See More

  • Aerocool Introduces Xpredator Cube Series

    AeroCool

    Aerocool introduces new Cube models to the Xpredator family of PC cases. "The Xpredator series has been very popular all over the world thanks to its outstanding futuristic concept design and a very broad set of useful features. Aerocool takes it to the next level and unleashes the new Xpredator Cubes, which inherit the successful design from the big models and come with many additional features. The Cubes are available as of today in the colors red, black, orange and white." All four Aerocool XPredator Cube models are available at etailers and retails starting this week. Suggested manufacturers price is set at $125.90 (excl. Taxes).See More

  • QNAP Introduces High-Performance TS-x31 Home NAS Series

    QNAP

    QNAP announces the release of the TS-x31 series Turbo NAS for SOHO and Home users. Powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM® Cortex®-A9 CPU, it provides a high-performance yet economical solution for file storage, sharing, and data backup coupled with the easy-to-use cloud-based note-taking application and a wide range of multimedia functions. "Available in 1, 2, and 4-bay models, the TS-x31 series is an easy-to-use network storage center for backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment." See More

  • Swiftech Announces the H240-X All-In-One CPU Cooler

    Swiftech

    Swiftech announces the release of the H240-X all-in-one CPU liquid cooling kit, that "follows in the footsteps of the award winning H220-X CPU cooler, the patent pending H240-X all-in-one liquid cooling system features an even larger dual 140mm copper radiator and 140mm fans coupled to an enthusiast grade pump and water-block. As in previous Swiftech® offerings, the product remains entirely focused on low to inaudible operating noise with extreme thermal performance, and it is engineered to appeal to the broadest possible spectrum of performance oriented users ranging from casual to hard-core enthusiasts." The H240-X is currently available from Swiftech and has a MSRP: $149.95. See More

  • Vision Research Updates v-Series Ultrahigh-Speed Digital Cameras

    Vision Research

    Vision Research, the leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, is enhancing its popular v-Series line of 1 megapixel (1Mpx) ultrahigh-speed cameras. New Phantom v2011, v1611, and v1211 cameras now have almost 30% more light sensitivity, provide better image quality, and more lighting flexibility than the predecessor versions of the Phantom® v2010, v1610, and v1210. See More

  • GAME24: 24 Hours, 1.3 Million Gamers, One Insane New Graphics Architecture

    NVIDIA

    Coinciding with the launch of NVIDIA latest GTX Series of graphics cards, NVIDIA had a story to tell that couldn’t be captured in a sound bite with their new Maxwell architecture. That’s why they came up with GAME24, the world’s first live streamed 24-hour global celebration of PC gaming.

  • Tiffen Releases Steadicam Curve for the GoPro HERO Cameras

    Tiffen

    The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, announced the availability of the much-anticipated Steadicam® Curve® for GoPro®, Steadicam’s most lightweight and compact camera stabilizer yet, both online and in stores. "A stealth camera stabilizer from the Academy Award-winning Steadicam family of products, Curve is designed specifically for action-packed, one-handed GoPro camera shoots. Combining Curve’s compact form factor with Steadicam’s legendary stabilization technology, the possibilities for shake-free video are now endless for GoPro users." See More

  • A Record Breaking Month for 3DMark World Records

    Futuremark

    Known the world over as one of the premiere PC hardware benchmark suites, 3D Mark has been the industry standard for professionals and enthusiasts alike when it comes to measuring performance, especially when it comes to 'performance tuning', overclocking and setting new world records.

  • ICY DOCK Announces October 2014 Savings Program

    ICY DOCK

    ICY DOCK is well known for those one of a kind data storage products and solutions that fill the bill in a variety of situations. The savvy can easily save a few bucks or bills on some of their favorites, like the ICY DOCK Blizzard, ICY Bento, EZ-Dock,ICY Cube, and ICYRAID, docking stations, along with a selection of other fine data storage products, and accessories, as ICY DOCK announces the ICY DOCK October 2014 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program from (10/01/2014 to 10/31/2014). See More

  • ZOTAC Boosts Performance with New! ZBOX MI521 nano XS Series

    ZOTAC It's Time to play

    ZOTAC announces a solid performance boost to the popular ZBOX mini-PCs as they inject the palm-sized ZBOX nano XS chassis with a double dose of performance from a 4th Generation Intel Core i3 processor. The new ZOTAC ZBOX MI521 nano XS series delivers a dual-core punch and expansive connectivity in an extra small size for an excellent mini-PC experience. “ZOTAC is a pioneer when it comes to packing as much performance as possible into the smallest form factor possible. Our latest ZBOX MI521 nano XS series takes that same formula and gives it more performance and connectivity to create a mini-PC that’s perfect for office productivity or multimedia tasks,” said Tony Wong, CEO, ZOTAC International. See More

  • Corsair Introduces Flash Voyager Vega USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    Corsair

    Corsair®, a world leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the ultra compact, low-profile Flash Voyager® Vega USB 3.0 flash drive. The slim, thumb-sized drive is less than 5mm thin and 24mm long including the built-in key ring loop, making it a perfect keychain companion for data transfers on the go, or an ideal plug-and-leave storage solution for notebooks, car audio systems, game consoles, and other devices. The new drive is available immediately in 16GB ($16.99 USD), 32GB($24.99 USD), and 64GB ($44.99 USD) capacities from Corsair.com and retailers around the world. See More

  • ADATA’s XPG Z1 DDR4 Overclocking DRAM Module Earns Good Design Award 2014

    ADATA

    ADATA is proud to announce they have received the prestigious Good Design Award 2014 by matching extremely eye-catching design features with superior performance. Thanks to advanced R&D, innovation and rigorous quality control, ADATA’s XPG Z1 DDR4 Overclocking memory stands well above competitors’ offerings. "The XPG Z1’s jet-wing inspired design, red-hot metallic lines and carbon racecar texture make it clear that it’s built for extreme performance! By delivering not only awesome looks, ADATA’s XPG Z1 DDR4 memory also features outstanding stability and reliability thanks to a thoroughly tested design and ADATA’s unique TCT (Thermal Conductive Technology)." See More

  • Thermaltake Introduces TR2 Bronze Series 450W, 500W, and 600W PSUs

    Thermaltake

    Thermaltake introduces TR2 Bronze Series 450W, 500W, and 600W PSUs that incorporate various high-quality components, enabling non-stop usage with stable and reliable performance. "With 80 PLUS Bronze certified, the new TR2 Bronze series is the most valuable and economical choice line, especially designed for the users who are looking for the excellent balance between cost and performance." See More

  • NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet with 32 GB and 4G LTE is Available Now!

    NVIDIA SHIELD

    Check out the latest in NVIDIA gaming news and more! in the current edition of the NVIDIA SHIELD Newsletter featuring; "The NVIDIA® SHIELD™ tablet is now available with 32 GB storage and 4G LTE—for just $399. Get double the storage of the basic version to store more games, movies, music, photos, and all your favorite apps. And stay connected on the go with the incredibly fast 4G LTE connectivity."See More

  • Lenovo Horizon 2 AIO Desktop Computer Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "The desktop computer is changing, acquiring hardware and software features first seen on mobile devices. As Microsoft works to unify the Windows experience across everything from phones to desktops, vendors work to make their desktops work more like phones, with integrated all-in-one designs, touch screens, and new user interfaces. Today Benchmark Reviews looks at Lenovo's latest entry in this evolving category, the Horizon 2 All-In-One PC."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • GeForce GTX 980 PCI-Express Scaling

    "PCI-Express x16 3.0 is well established in the market, and the majority of gamers are using that interface. But what happens if you end up in a slot-bandwidth constrained situation? We are testing NVIDIA's latest GeForce GTX 980 flagship in 17 games, at four resolutions, including 4K, to assess what performance to expect."

    techPowerUp

  • MSI GTX 760 ITX Video Card Review

    "MSI is currently offering their midrange cards in these mini-ITX liveries. The card we have today is the GTX 760 Mini-ITX Gaming. The GTX 760 is a fairly popular card due to it being fairly quick, but not too expensive. It is still based on the GK104, though fairly heavily cut down from a fully functional die. The GTX 760 features 1152 CUDA Cores divided into 6 SMXs. A fully functional GK104 is 1536 CUDA Cores and 8 SMXs. The stock clock on the GTX 760 is 980 MHz with a boost up to 1033 MHz."

    PC Perspective

  • ASUS ROG Gladius gaming mouse review

    "Most people are aware of mechanical keyboards these days, with their multiple switch options allowing a level of customisation that many other peripherals cannot match. But what if they could? That is one of the features that the ASUS ROG Gladius takes very seriously, giving you the chance to change its mouse feet, cable and even its left and right click switches. This is a no-nonsense mouse that is not trying to sell you a high DPI, but accuracy, comfort and hardware options. At least that is what the marketing material says."

    Kitguru

  • DimasTech Bench/Test Easy V3.0 Review

    "Using an open air case or otherwise called a test bench can save those that which out hardware on a regular basis a lot of time. Even for those that rarely change out hardware need to look at Dimastech Bench/Table Easy V3.0 for its ease of access, looks and options. Lets jump into the review and I will walk you though the build."

    Modders-Inc

  • Asus G751 Gaming Laptop: Mobile Maxwell Done Right

    "The PC laptop market is a funny place. Good laptops are fairly easy to find, but great laptops are staggeringly rare. This is true even at the boutique end of the market, where manufacturers have a tendency to choose powerful components, but cram them into a chassis that can't handle the heat without sounding like a jet turbine, or pick great, quiet hardware but opt for a sub-par 1080p screen whose quality leaves something to be desired. The Asus G751 is not a good laptop. The G751 is a great laptop. It is, in fact, the single best gaming laptop I have ever reviewed. If you're in the market for a system of this type, we hope you read on. This machine is powered by the excellent, Maxwell-based NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, but Asus deserves a significant amount of credit for the G751's design and construction choices."

    Hot Hardware

  • ADATA Premier DDR4-2133 16GB Kit 4x 4GB DDR4 Review

    OCInside

    "DDR4 memory modules are on many hardware shopping lists at the latest since the introduction of the Intel Haswell-E processors. DDR4 modules are not only interesting in the server area, but conquer also the upper mainstream area thanks to higher bandwidth and lower power consumption. But what are the DDR4 advantages compared to DDR3, which DDR4 memory you should buy and how high can one overclock DDR4 memory? We have today at OCinside.de a 16 GB DDR4 Quad Channel Kit tested, consisting of four ADATA Premier 4 GB DDR4-2133 CL15 memory modules."

    OCInside

  • 20 of the Worst PC Setups – October 2014

    Think Computers

    "I'm sure at some point you had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from October!"

    Think Computers

  • Asus' X99-A motherboard reviewed

    "Rather than loading up on flashy extras and extraneous accessories, Asus' X99-A motherboard focuses on the basics. It has a sensible spec, loads of builder-friendly features, and a diverse array of powerful tweaking options. Read on to see what makes this our favorite Haswell-E motherboard to date."

    The Tech Report

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

    NikkTech

    "Lately most storage media manufacturers focus in the production of USB 3.0 compatible flash drives that offer good performance levels and capacities at reasonable prices (targeting the main consumer base is the obviously thing to do). However i do miss the time when manufacturers would focus most of their resources in the design and manufacture of the fastest flash drives possible (remember the kind of performance the first dual and quad channel flash drives delivered?) aimed towards people who could really use the extra boost in performance. This is not to say that there aren't extremely fast USB 3.0 flash drives in the market as we speak but there's always room for improvement, in most cases anyways. The latest USB 3.0 compatible flash drive line released by Mach Xtreme Technology is called the MX-ES (MXUB3SES) and promises read/write speeds of up to 170-185MB/s so as always we just had to take a closer look."

    NikkTech

  • Fractal Design Core 3300

    "The Core X3 series, Fractal Design's entry level line of cases, now includes the Core 3300 looking to deliver what the enthusiast on a budget is gunning for. Throwing itself into the hardest-fought-over case segment, it'll be interesting to see whether it manages to deliver on the core elements it needs to capture the hearts of its buyers."

    techPowerUp

  • Gigabyte X99 SOC Force Overclocking Motherboard Review

    "In this review we will be looking at a new motherboard from Gigabyte called the X99 SOC Force. The SOC stands for Super OverClock and is designed for hardware enthusiasts who like to tweak and tune their systems for the best performance."

    Hardware Asylum

  • ASRock X99 Extreme11 Motherboard Review

    The SSD Review

    "The ASRock X99 Extreme11 seems to be on par with that of the X99 chip, noting of course that much of the testing conducted here cannot be completed on any other consumer enthusiast level motherboard in the world. Right now, not only is the X99 the only to have 18 SATA ports, but also, it is also the only with 4 included SAS ports along with two M.2 PCIe 3.0 X4 slots."

    The SSD Review

  • Corsair H1500 Review

    "Corsair recently rebranded their gaming arm and today we take a look at one of their initial headsets in our Corsair Gaming H1500 Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Corsair Voyager Air 2 Mobile Wireless Storage 1 TB Review

    "The portable Voyager Air 2 portable drive from Corsair is sporting wireless capabilities and also includes DLNA and Internet pass-through support. Inside it we have one 1TB 5400RPM from Toshiba and the whole system is powered by a large battery which can bring the usage time up to seven hours."

    Madshrimps

  • Steiger Dynamics Maven Core HTPC Review

    "As it was shipped to us, our Maven Core is equipped with an Intel Core i5-4690K and an NVIDIA GTX 980. By utilizing two of the most power efficient architectures available, Intel's Haswell and NVIDIA's Maxwell, the Maven should be able to sip power while maintaining low temperature and noise. While a GTX 980 might be overkill for just HTPC applications, it opens up a lot of possibilities for couch-style PC gaming with things like Steam Big Picture mode."

    PC Perspective

  • Moto X (2nd Gen) Smartphone by Motorola Review

    "When Motorola introduced the Moto X last year, the company was owned by Google. In our hands-on review of the first-generation Moto X, we pointed out that the collaboration between Motorola and Android engineers led to an incredibly sleek device and a good user experience. Although the first-generation Moto X didn't have quite as impressive hardware specifications as its high-end competitors at the time, the phone still performed very well. What's more, the Moto X also included a number of unique extras, like touchless controls that worked exceptionally well. Fast forward to today, and a lot has changed on the mobile front. Google is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo and closing the Fort Worth plant where the original Moto X was made. We also have a new set of heavyweight smartphones on the market. The 2014 edition of the Moto X, also known as the 2nd generation Moto X, is hoping to attract the attention of users who may be considering some of today's high-end phones from Apple, Samsung, HTC, or LG, and it may very well succeed."

    Hot Hardware

  • ASRock X99 WS Motherboard Review

    Think Computers

    "Intel's Haswell-E or X99 platform is of course their high-end desktop platform and is made for extreme setups. Well the X99 motherboard we are taking a look at today definitely fits that description. Today we are checking out our first X99 workstation motherboard and it comes from ASRock. It is the ASRock X99 WS and it has all of the features you would want in a high-end motherboard like 4-way SLI and CrossFireX support, a powerful 12 phase power design, server-grade LAN chip support, support for ECC memory, 10 SATA ports, an Ultra M.2 slot and of course ASRock's Super Alloy design. You can build a pretty insane system with this motherboard, let's take a look and see how it holds up to our tests."

    Think Computers

  • The TR Podcast 164: We get twitchy over Apples, Nexuses, and beefy games

    "This podcast covers a wide gamut of topics including new products from Apple, the new Avengers trailer, earnings from Intel, Apple, and AMD, and a ton of other stuff."

    The Tech Report

  • Seagate 1200 SSD 400GB SAS 12Gb/s Review

    NikkTech

    "Since day one we've tried bring you reviews of as many SSD models as possible and although we mostly focus on consumer oriented models since that's where the majority of our readers belong (obviously) we also test enterprise class models from time to time to cater to the needs of our more demanding readers. Now as many of you are well aware although the latest 12GB/s standard has been with us for good well over a year now there aren't really many compatible storage solutions in the market as we speak so it's not easy for us to compare similar products. Still when Seagate last year introduced their high-performance 600 and 600 Pro SATA III SSD lines aimed at consumers and professionals they also introduced the 1200 SAS 12Gb/s SSD line aimed towards intensive enterprise workloads and today we will be thoroughly testing the 400GB variant of that line."

    NikkTech

  • Seasonic Platinum Series 1050 W

    "We evaluated the flagship Seasonic unit SS-1200XP3 some time ago. In this review, we will check on the second-strongest model of the series with 1050 W capacity, the SS-1050XP3. It comes with the same features - Platinum efficiency and a fully modular design, for instance. Like its big brother, it also delivers top-notch performance."

    techPowerUp

  • ROCCAT Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headset Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "ROCCAT is not a newcomer in terms of producing quality gaming headsets. A variety of ROCCAT gaming headset models, which includes the in-ear variety, are currently available. The current addition to the stable, the ROCCAT Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headset, is regarded by ROCCAT as possessing the, "highest quality sound experience gamers can engage in." Considering that these Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headsets are equipped with 50mm neodymium speaker units in each ear cup, that statement is within the realm of possibility."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • The Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 1866MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Reviewed

    "The Kingston HyperX Fury memory kits are all plug and play memory, but is also compatible with AMD systems. While you can change the frequencies in the BIOS manually, Fury is essentially "no fuss" plug and play without the need for BIOS or memory profile selection. Only one internal SPD profile is available so it should be as easy as powering up the system, and watching your settings flash at the BIOS boot up screen. The Kingston HyperX Fury 16 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 kit offers simplicty, higher frequencies, more memory bandwidth, a very attractive design, and an value oriented price point. Let's put them to the test!"

    Futurelooks

  • Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB USB 3.0 Review

    "Kingston is already well known for its desktop RAM modules and Solid State Drives but they also make flash drives for those of you who need to back up data and take it on the go. Chances are, you have several USB sticks lying around already so what makes the HyperX Fury stand out from the rest? Lets find out..."

    Kitguru

  • NZXT Kraken X41 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

    Think Computers

    "For several years now NZXT has been reaping the benefits of listening to the computerbuilding/modding community and delivering products that they actually want. This in turn has led to one of the most loyal customer bases and served to increase the popularity of their brand. So NZXT has amassed what is essentially an all-star team of products ranging from power supplies to cases to CPU coolers and pretty much everything in between save for the bits that do the number crunching. Fortunately for us they haven't let up yet. Today we will be checking out their newest offering in the AIO cooler category the Kraken X41. Follow along as we find out if this cooler deserves a starting position, or an eternal ride of shame on the bench."

    Think Computers

  • Pivos XIOS XS Entertainment Center Review

    "The upgrade to the previous XIOS DS is now baptized XIOS XS and features a notably faster dual-core processor at 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, a dual-core internal GPU at 500Mhz and also 8GB of internal NAND for storing the applications. The box is set to launch a customized XBMC release with an easy to use skin which can be always reverted to default and additional software can be always installed from the Google Play Store."

    Madshrimps

  • Silverstone Fortress FT05 Case Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "While the Raven and Fortress series appear to be very different, they often use the same interior design. This is certainly the case with the RV05 and the FT05 cases. With this in mind, how can consumers decide which chassis suits their needs? In this Benchmark Reviews article, I will discuss the differences between the RV05 and FT05 and potential reasons to pick one over the other before delivering my final rating of the FT05."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • ASRock X99 WS LGA 2011-v3 Motherboard Review

    "ASRock comes to us with its "Work Station" version Haswell-E motherboard. This time our out-of-box experience with its X99 WS was as rock solid as it could be and did leave us with feelings of getting to work with a quality component. As you all know, we are much more interested in how it performs at high clocks while under stress."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming Graphics Card Review

    Think Computers

    "NVIDIA's GeForce 900 Series has been a long time coming and gamers have anxiously awaited it. NVIDIA has been using the Kepler architecture for quite sometime and when Maxwell was introduced last year we only saw the entry-level and budget friendly cards. When we finally got word that we would be seeing performance segment Maxwell cards let's just say we got excited. Today we will be looking at our first review of a GeForce 900 series card and it comes in the form of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming. For starters the GeForce GTX 970 has 1664 CUDA cores, 104 texture units, 64 ROPs and packs 4GB of GDDR5 memory. Normally this card would have speeds of 1050 MHz core and 1178 MHz boost, but Gigabyte has overclocked their version to speeds of 1178 MHz core and 1329 MHz boost. On top of that Gigabyte has implemented their latest WindForce 3X cooler on the card to give you the best cooling possible. Let's get this card on the bench and see what it can do!"

    Think Computers

  • Scythe Ashura Shadow CPU Cooler Review

    OCInside

    "When searching for quality coolers or fan controllers one is often finding products from the company Scythe. One more reason to test a performance Scythe CPU cooler after the recent test of the Scythe Kaze Master II fan controller.
    Today, we take a look at the Limited Edition of Ashura Shadow CPU cooler, that Scythe has released for their 10th anniversary. If this cooler put all other coolers in the shade, is tested in the following review."

    OCInside

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    "When the first Samsung Galaxy Note launched a few years ago, people scoffed at the idea of having a smartphone that size. Now, with the launch of devices like the iPhone 6 Plus, a "phablet" is no longer a niche product. You could say that Samsung was ahead of the curve this whole time and they're more than happy to keep a good thing going with their latest: the Galaxy Note 4. It's the biggest and boldest Galaxy Note smartphone to date."

    MegaTechNews

  • Alienware Area-51: Triangular, Tri-SLI GTX 980, Haswell-E

    "Dell's Alienware division has a knack for making a splash with PC system design, whether it's with their big, bad unapologetic notebooks, unique X51 small form-factor PCs, or their no-holds-barred Area-51 killer gaming rigs. In fact, for some folks, Alienware designs can be an either "you love it or hate it" affair. Full disclosure: personally, we tend to be cut from the former affectionate group of performance enthusiasts that generally favor Alienware's outside-the-box design efforts -- and oh boy, Alienware's recent redesign of the Area-51 is way outside the box. In fact, it's not really even a box at all, it's what Dell's Alienware design team calls a "Triad" design. With 45-degree angled front and rear face plates, that are designed to direct control and IO up toward the user, in addition to allowing cool airflow in, with backside warm airflow directed up and away from the rear of the chassis, this machine grabs your attention right away. There's nothing else like it on the market currently."

    Hot Hardware

  • DeepCool Steam Castle Micro ATX Chassis Review

    NikkTech

    "Although the future is all about miniaturization and thus we should see powerful systems which will fit at the palm of our hands sooner rather than later i still haven't given up on full towers. Of course this might have to do with my line of work but still as far back as i can remember I've always preferred full towers over midi/mini ones so it may just be me. However i can't deny that there's an increase in demand for mATX/mITX cases lately mainly from people who are either looking for something to blend in beneath/next to their TV set or people who just don't want to sacrifice much room space. The only downside with the majority of HTPC cases out in the market is their design since with very few exceptions (like the train model by Lian-Li) they have nothing to show for. Well Deepcool decided to address that issue with their latest Steam Castle mATX/mITX compatible PC case."

    NikkTech

  • QNAP HS-251 Fanless NAS

    "Lots of new QNAP offerings lately utilize Intel's Bay Trail CPU, an ideal choice for a NAS. In this review, we will take a look at the HS-251. A mixture of a NAS and HTPC, it comes with the best of both worlds, passive operation, and great looks."

    techPowerUp

  • ECS LIVA Windows Based Mini PC Review

    "It's been a couple of years now, and the platform continues to evolve - and shrink to some startlingly small sizes. Of the Intel-powered micro PC kits on today's market the LIVA from ECS manages to push the boundaries of this category in both directions. In addition to boasting a ridiculously small size - actually the smallest in the world according to ECS - the LIVA is also very affordable. It carries a list price of just $179 (though it can be found for less), and that includes onboard memory and storage. And this is truly a Windows PC platform, with full Windows 8.1 driver support from ECS (previous versions are not supported)."

    PC Perspective

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI 4K Video Card Review

    "If you thought one GeForce GTX 980 was a great gaming solution, wait till you see what GeForce GTX 980 SLI can do for gaming at 4K. We look at performance, efficiency, and even a little 1440p SLI goodness. However though, some of the results may not be what you would exactly expect."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Roccat Kave XTD Review

    "Today we take a look at a new PC headset in our Roccat Kave XTD Review. "

    Hardware Heaven

  • Transcend MTS800 M.2 2280 SATA SSD Review (128GB)

    The SSD Review

    "We have been seeing more M.2 SSDs lately, a lot of which are companies' first steps into the market since the form factor is so new. They have been designed to meet strict size requirements and allow for greater flexibility in product development. They are the perfect fit for mobile devices with their compact size and light weight. Transcend was founded in 1988, today they are a leading global brand for digital storage with over 2,000 products. From memory modules to SSDs, they market and sell them all. Their commitment to quality control has been one of the main factors for their success. They were the first memory module manufacturer in Taiwan receive ISO 9001, ISO 14001, QC080000, and ISO/TS 16949 certifications. Every product is tested before is goes off to market to ensure customer satisfaction."

    The SSD Review

  • Tt eSports Verto Review – Lightweight and Mobile-Friendly

    TechnologyX

    "In competitive gaming one of the most important things is sound. Whether it be for communicating with your teammates or listening for the footsteps of your enemy, the right gaming headset can be the difference between clutching a 1v3, and getting shot in the back unexpectedly. – Which is why we're pleased to have the opportunity today to take a look at the Tt eSports Verto gaming headset by Thermaltake."

    TechologyX

  • Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Case Review

    Think Computers

    "The Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV must be experienced up close and in person to be understood and to be fully appreciated. This case sets the bar high in the premiere level cases in the same company with well known excellence as Lian Li or Siverstone products and may even surpass those in unique features here and there. This all new design for the Phanteks m-itx or uATX case builders' features an all new tool-free release system for the front cover that is released the same as any high end HI FI speaker grills are and some high quality cases with mechanical spring loaded action quick release designs. Actually the Lian Li uses a system very close to this design for their tool less release panels. The Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV has it all, and maybe even more than you might expect for a high end case no matter what your skill level or your custom ideals, inspiration's or budgets. This is not a showy design but it could be. It has a true minimalistic quality that can only be appreciated up close and personally to see what it is really like. Like a fine wine or a beautiful woman it hides it's best qualities for only the special few that are able to get close enough to appreciate their true appeal."

    Think Computers

  • Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Review

    "We are late to the game with this particular review, but we had so many requests from readers to look at the NetGear Nighthawk R7000 that we decided it was worth a (belated) look. No doubt you will have a instant love-it-or-hate-it reaction to the appearance of the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router. It is certainly no object of beauty but instead looks very purposeful."

    Kitguru

  • TR's Fall 2014 System Guide

    "Join us for another System Guide update, this time with just about all the tools you need to build a holiday PC early. We've got Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 900-series graphics cards, one of AMD's recently discounted A-series APUs, and much more."

    The Tech Report

  • Silicon Power Armor A30 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review

    NikkTech

    "In my entire life I've only known two people working as DJs in large clubs so i can't claim to have a really good knowledge of how they work and what they use. Still one of them was talking about that a few days back and i was surprised to hear that they also have storage space issues like A/V professionals. Their needs may not exactly be the same since A/V professionals carry video material around with them that could mean several dozen GB for each file whereas DJs just need to have audio media with them that simply can't compare in size but since they always need to carry entire collections with them size is an issue. The good news is that compared to even a couple of years ago things have improved quite a bit and so now many peripherals manufacturers have 2TB portable hard drive models available in their product lines which are capable of holding most data anyone would need while away from home. Today on our test bench we have the latest member of the Armor line of PHDs by Silicon Power the A30 2TB model."

    NikkTech

  • Silicon Power Mobile OTG X20 USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review

    "The Silicon Power Mobile OTG X20 USB 2.0 Flash Drive is very compact, comes with 32GB of space for storing our multimedia content or other files and aids data transfer between the mobile devices and our PC. This product is also very affordable, so it can be found online for about $16."

    Madshrimps

  • Takstar HD5500 Headphones

    "Takstar is well-known for their bang-for-the-buck headphones, and today, we take a look at their HD5500s. Priced at $74.50, these headphones are for mobile users who want a solid and well-sounding pair of headphones. We take the HD5500s for a spin to see if they can live up to such expectations."

    techPowerUp

  • Two And A Half Geeks 10/24/14

    "In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Andrew, Dave and Marco discuss the early leaked Google Nexus 9 / Tegra K1 "Dual Denver" benchmarks, Apple's latest iPad and iMac 5K announcements, the Lenovo Erazer X510 gaming PC, Hands on with Windows 10, and more..."

    Hot Hardware

  • SilverStone Fortress FT05 90 Degree ATX Full Tower Review

    "The SilverStone Fortress FT05 is a different take on it successful Raven RV05. SilverStone has gotten rid of the 5.25" drive bays and once again rotated the motherboard 90 degrees so that the IO panel points toward the sky. These two things done in tandem allow SilverStone to produce a much better engineered ATX case."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Chillblast Fusion Ares System Review (w/ i7 5820k)

    "Not everyone has the time or inclination to build their own system, so fortunately there are still a handful of companies in the United Kingdom selling custom builds. Today we look at the latest Fusion Ares system from Chillblast. This £1,399 build is equipped with an overclocked Core i7 5820k 6 core processor, R9 285 graphics card, Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5 motherboard, 16GB of fast DDR4 memory alongside a Samsung 840 EVO SSD. Is it worth the money?"

    Kitguru

  • Civilization: Beyond Earth Performance: Maxwell vs. Hawaii, DX11 vs. Mantle

    "Turn-based strategy games have long been defined by the Civilization series. Civ 5 took up hours and hours of the PC Perspective team's non-working hours (and likely the working ones too) and it looks like the new Civilization: Beyond Earth has the chance to do the same. Early reviews of the game from Gamespot, IGN, and Polygon are quite positive, and that's great news for a PC-only release; they can sometimes get overlooked in the games' media."

    PC Perspective

  • LUXA2 E-One Aluminum Headset Holder Review

    Think Computers

    "LUXA2's products range from mobile device car mounts to headphones and Bluetooth speakers. If wondering when Luxa 2 is going to release a diamond cut, all aluminum headset holder, then wonder no longer, E-One is here! E-One is an elegant headset holder that can stand out in any environment to showcase your headset of choice. Not to mention, it's sturdy, a slim profile makes it easy to place anywhere on your desk. Check out the full review to see the potential benefits of E-One!"

    Think Computers

  • MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC Review

    "Today in our MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC Review we look at their unique take on X99."

    Hardware Heaven

  • ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+ Motherboard Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "The AMD 990FX Chipset has been around for a while now, but it has recently come back into the spotlight with the release of a few new CPUs from AMD's FX series. With that release we were pleased to receive a 990FX motherboard that we hadn't previously looked at. In this article, Benchmark Reviews takes a look at the ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer motherboard; a 990FX motherboard focused on gaming performance. Motherboards manufacturers are all about differentiating themselves by including features that make them stand out. The ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer motherboard is definitely a motherboard that stands apart."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Intel Core i7 5820K Haswell-E (6-core) CPU Review

    "That brings us on to the six-core 5820K and its £300 asking price. Three ton is still a sizable amount of money to drop on a processor, but it does mark a price-point that is reachable for a wider enthusiast audience, as has been proven in many previous CPU generations. Interestingly, its £300 availability puts the Haswell-E 5820K £40 above the price tag of mid-range Haswell's desktop flagship – the Devil's Canyon 4790K. We investigate if that 15% cost increase buys the LGA2011-3 5820K a worthwhile performance benefit."

    Kitguru

  • Windows 10 Hands-On: What You Need To Know

    "It has been a few weeks since Microsoft released its Technical Preview of Windows 10 -- which means we've had enough time to walk around the vehicle, kick the tires, and investigate the product in its current form. After the drubbing that Windows 8 took in the tech press and from angry users, Microsoft badly needs this new operating system to be a success, but simply cramming the Start menu back into the OS isn't going to cut it. Don't mistake us here. It's still important to evaluate Windows 10 as a work-in-progress but we're going to be more critical of the little things this time around. The good news is, there are significantly fewer issues to talk about. So what has Microsoft been up to all this time beyond the Start menu's triumphant return? Let's take a look."

    Hot Hardware

  • be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850W Power Supply Review

    Think Computers

    "This review is for the creme de la creme of the be quiet! Power supply series with an 80PLUS Platinum rating the Dark Power PRO 10 850 Watt PSU that is truly the best that the be quiet! company has to offer. It was commissioned to be made in the highly prestigious Seasonic power supply factory. One of the best power supply factories in the world. Other brands of the be quiet! line are commissioned by different fabricators and should not be compared with this product or this review as they are manufactured in other places and have a different sources and therefore may have different design tolerances and characteristics. This review is based solely on the be quiet! (BQT-P10-Unit) and they include the Dark Power Pro 10 series including the 1200 watt / 1000 watt and the 850 watt models that are all commissioned with the Seasonic manufacturing plant."

    Think Computers

  • SanDisk Ultra 2 SSD Review

    "Today we test a new SSD which looks to offer a great balance of performance and value in our SanDisk Ultra 2 SSD Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Thermalright Macho Zero Passive CPU Cooler Review

    NikkTech

    "Many times when we get to test one of the latest CPU air coolers to hit the market i always point out that it's not really hard for a manufacturer to sit down and design one since the same basic concept has been used for well over two decades now. True the size and shape of a cooler may change but in the end performance is always tied with the total surface of a cooler and of course the supplied fan or fans that accompany it. What happens however when a manufacturer aims to release a completely passive CPU cooler? Well we've seen quite a few attempts in that field by some manufacturers but it wasn't until the excellent HR-22 (HighRiser series) by Thermalright that we really felt that you can have a small HTPC beast in your living room without having to worry about noise. Well today we'll be taking a closer look at what seems to be the successor to the HR-22 the Macho Zero."

    NikkTech

  • be quiet! Straight Power 10 CM 800 W

    "Be quiet! is well known for their low-noise products. Today we will test a member of their fresh Straight Power 10 series. It is nearly inaudible thanks to its SilentWings fan, can deliver up to 800 W of power, and features a semi-modular cabling design in which only the main ATX cable is fixed."

    techPowerUp

  • Genius DVR-FHD568 Vehicle Recorder Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "Not all that long ago Benchmark Reviews tested the Genius DVR-FHD590, which received high marks for it's clear picture and wide viewing angle. The minds at Genius went right back to work implementing our suggested improvements into their latest dash camera; replacing the distracting LED lamp with six-layer glass lens and high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor technology. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Genius DVR-FHD568 Vehicle Recorder. Featuring wide-angle 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second, the Genius DVR-FHD568 Slim Style Wide Angle Vehicle Recorder uses a large f/2.4 lens aperture paired to an 8-Megapixel 1/2.7″ CMOS image sensor to capture the sharpest details."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Fractal Core 3300 ATX Mid Tower Case Review

    "Sometime you just want a case that fits your needs that has a few extra touches and that it just simply works. Not everyone likes the big and flashy cases and with the trend going back towards the mid tower or smaller case you might find the Core 3300 to your liking."

    Modders-Inc

  • Tt eSPORTS Captain Dracco Gaming Headset Review

    Think Computers

    "Tt eSPORTS, Thermaltake's gaming brand has really set themselves up as a leader in the gaming space. They make some of the best gaming headsets, keyboards, mice and other gaming accessories. With this they have teamed up and collaborated with pro gamers to create some of their products. Aleksey "White-Ra" Krupnyk is one such pro gamers and we have already seen the Tt eSPORTS Saphira gaming mouse that he helped create. Now it is time for a headset, the Tt eSPORTS Captain Dracco. The stereo headset features 50 nm drivers, a long bendable microphone, a comfortable around-the-head design and of course Tt eSPORTS styling. Will this be your next gaming headset? Read on as we find out..."

    Think Computers

  • Cooler Master's Nepton 240M liquid cooler reviewed

    "The Nepton 240M is a big liquid cooler with a price to match. We strapped it to TR's Casewarmer to see whether it could take the heat."

    The Tech Report

  • Bass Egg VERB Bluetooth Vibration Portable Speaker Review

    NikkTech

    "Have you ever felt that you've seen everything in your area of expertise (study/work) only to find out that you were wrong? Well i don't know if this happens a lot to you but in the electronics industry there's always something new that manages to catch us off guard either because its superior performance compared to similar products or because it's innovative. Well that happens to be one of the things we all like about this industry (a friend of mine says that there's always a surprise around the corner) so we're not really complaining. Now as you all know portable speakers use one or more drivers and sometimes even a passive bass radiator to produce sound a "rule" which pretty much applies to all kinds of speakers. Well our friends from Bass Egg seem to have a different idea in mind and so today we're testing their latest VERB portable speaker."

    NikkTech

  • Cooler Master Nepton 240M Liquid Radiator Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "In this article, Benchmark Reviews looks at the new Cooler Master Nepton 240M all-in-one water cooling system to determine if it's performance matches the claims. We compare performance for the Nepton 240M against two other popular dual-fan liquid coolers."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • ASUS STRIX GTX 980 OC 4 GB

    "The ASUS GTX 980 STRIX OC is the company's latest flagship, featuring completely passive operation in idle and light load, and an extremely quiet cooler during full-on gaming. The GTX 980 STRIX also impresses with its power consumption, which is lower than the NVIDIA reference card, while still delivering more performance."

    techPowerUp

  • MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Review

    "MSI upped the ante with their X99S Gaming 9 AC board, combining their black and red Dragon-inspired design with support for the newest Intel LGA2011-3 socket processors and DDR4 memory modules. The board features heat sinks over all the expected areas as well as a large LED-lit heat sink over the X99 chipset. MSI also integrates an armor-style overlay covering their audio components and an overlay cover for their rear panel. One of their most interesting additions is the MSI Streaming Engine, touted to assist with graphics encoding to make up for the lack of the integrated graphics processor in the Haswell-E CPUs. As a flagship board, the MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC comes at a flagship price with an MSRP of $429.99."

    PC Perspective

  • XFX Radeon R9 285 Black Edition Video Card Review

    "Today we are reviewing the new XFX Radeon R9 285 Black Edition video card. We will compare it to a pair of GeForce GTX 760 based GPUs to determine the best at the sub-$250 price point. XFX states that it is faster than the GTX 760, but that is based on a single synthetic benchmark, let's see how it holds up in real world gaming."

    [H]ardOCP

  • KINGMAX M.2 2242 SATA SSD Review (128GB)

    The SSD Review

    "KINGMAX started off back in 1989 and has been committed to becoming a leader in global memory technology since. They manufacture an array of memory products from DRAM to USB drives to SSDs. They have been offering 2.5″ SSDs since 2008 and the release of their M.2 2242 and M.2 2280 SATA SSDs marks their first step into the M.2 world."

    The SSD Review

  • Deepcool Steam Castle Case Review

    Think Computers

    "This past January at CES Deepcool showed us a prototype of a Micro-ATX case that had sort of a Steampunk design to it. That prototype would later become the Deepcool Steam Castle, which we have in to review today! This case really stands out with its design and will definitely get some attention if you are attending a LAN party or other computer event. Besides its unique look the case also supports both micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards, has room for 5 hard drives, full size ATX power supplies and lots of room for cooling. Let's take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • Vivi wins MSI MOA 2014 Grand Final

    "It is that time of the year again, when the best overclockers of the world gather in the center of hardware, Taipei City for the yearly clash at MSI's Master Overclocking Arena. MOA 2014 is spread out over two days: on day one aka the Classic Battle, the overclockers work with hardware provided by the present sponsors: MSI, Intel, Kingston, G.Skill, Cooler Master, ViewSonic and SteelSeries. Day two, the No Limits Battle has the goal to break as many World Records with, of course, MSI hardware."

    Madshrimps

  • Cooler Master Nepton 240M Liquid CPU Cooler Review

    "Today we are going to take a look at the latest all-in-one liquid CPU cooler from Cooler Master – the Nepton 240M. While Cooler Master may not be the first manufacturer that comes to mind when you think of all-in-one water coolers, they are starting to build a range of different product options in this category."

    Kitguru

  • Intel’s Pentium G3258 - Budget Overclocker’s Dream or Big Bust?

    TechnologyX

    "The Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition CPU represents the first time Intel has allowed for overclocking on a Pentium series part since the introduction of it's Core family of processors in 2009. What makes this worth writing about is the fact that this is Intel's first enthusiast grade chip to be released at under $100. Thus, making it very appealing to users looking to get the best bang-for-buck, or those looking to get their hands on an inexpensive overclocking chip. As a first time overclocking chip, similar to the Core 2 Duo E2160 which retailed at around the same price and overclocked insanely well, it's easy to see where Intel is going with this new Pentium."

    TechnologyX

  • Lenovo Erazer x510 Gaming PC Review

    "Not everyone can afford a Lamborghini of a PC gaming machine, and with that in mind, Lenovo has crafted a solution that offers a considerable amount of value and performance. Meet the Lenovo Erazer x510, a mainstream gaming rig with a slick black case and convenient OneKey overclocking, among a handful of other handy features. Priced at $1,349 (as configured), the Lenovo Erazer x510 isn't a budget build, but it's doesn't break the bank either."

    Hot Hardware

  • Corsair HX1000i 1000W Power Supply Review

    "Corsair's HX series represents its "second tier" line of enthusiast computer power supplies, but its new HX1000i does take the top spot when it comes to its ~1000 watt power supplies that are Platinum certified and fully modular. Let's see if this latest addition from Corsair represents its quality pedigree of days gone by."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 Review

    "Today we take a look at some performance memory for X99 in our Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • GeForce GTX 970 cards from MSI and Asus reviewed

    "Now is a great time to be a PC gamer. The GeForce GTX 970 has brought high-performance graphics to tantalizingly low prices. One question remains: which one to get? We look at GTX 970 cards from Asus and MSI in order to find an answer."

    The Tech Report

  • NikKTech & COUGAR Worldwide Giveaway

    NikkTech

    "For our 45th worldwide giveaway we are giving everyone the chance to win one out of three 700M Gaming Mice by COUGAR."

    NikkTech

  • ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review

    "The mini PC kit ECS has offered is shipped in a DIY format, and incorporates a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. The footprint of the product allows us to carry it anywhere and it can be even powered by an USB powerbank, if it can deliver at least 2.1 A."

    Madshrimps

  • MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K 2QE Review (Gold w/ GTX970m)

    "If you are looking for a gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest Maxwell architecture then our review today of the new MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K 2QE will interest you. This machine features the GTX970m mobile GPU, alongside Raid SSD's, an Intel Core i7 quad core processor, 3K screen, 16GB of DDR3 memory and a rather fancy limited edition gold chassis. All well and good, but is it worth the £1,799 asking price? Kitguru take you on a guided tour."

    Kitguru

  • Case Mod Friday: Armor Revo Spartan Edition

    Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Jason Pierce's "Armor Revo Spartan Edition" build. Here is what he had to say about it: My IGN is Spartan so I went off of that. It is based on a champion in my favorite game. It's my first real mod/build. I have done others since then though. I am an aspiring modder trying to get my name out there."

    Think Computers

  • Linksys SE4008 Review

    "Recently Linksys launched an 8-port switch which is designed to compliment their excellent WRT1900AC router. Today we cover that 8-port gigabit switch in our Linksys SE4008 Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA 2011-v3 Motherboard Review

    "GIGABYTE's new Haswell-E X99-UD4 motherboard offers a no-nonsense, no frills approach to the High End DeskTop (HEDT) market segment. While this certainly is an HEDT motherboard, GIGABYTE's approach to the feature set available on this motherboard has kept its price point in the $240 range."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Excel Cannot Complete this Task with Available Resources

    "So, you have a massive 45MB Excel spreadsheet open with multiple pages and you're about to update a few thousand cells when this error box pops up: "Excel cannot continue this task with available resources. Choose less data or close other applications. Continue without Undo?" What to do?! The issue is indeed resources related, but adding more memory will not fix things. Rather, Excel is crapping out when you work with large .xlsx spreadsheets is because 32-bit Excel is installed and 32-bit Excel can only address 2GB of system RAM."

    PCSTATS

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M Performance Testing

    "When NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards last month, part of the discussion at our meetings also centered around the mobile variants of Maxwell. The NDA was a bit later though and Scott wrote up a short story announcing the release of the GTX 980M and the GTX 970M mobility GPUs. Both of these GPUs are based on the same GM204 design as the desktop cards, though as you should have come to expect by now, do so with lower specifications than the similarly-named desktop options. Take a look:"

    PC Perspective

  • Cooler Master Mizar Gaming Mouse Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "For some odd reason Cooler Master seems to be releasing products everyday, whether it's a new case or a new peripheral, their product line has been increasing exponentially in the past few years. What is not odd is the fact that many of Cooler Master products Benchmark Reviews has come across end up highly appraised. Today we are looking at one of two pointing devices Cooler Master has released this month. The Cooler Master Mizar serves as a reminder to earlier gaming peripherals, with an ergonomic design and no sharp angles, rather looking like something to rival MIcrosoft's own line of peripherals, it still brings the more cataloged features to suit modern gamers."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Devolo dLAN 500 WiFi Network Kit Review

    NikkTech

    "We all knew that wireless technology would eventually become mainstream and surpass the classic wired one in terms of popularity but judging by the number of WiFi compatible products that come out each day the time it actually took for that to happen was quite faster than what we'd imagined. Personally i admit that wireless freedom can't be compared to wires but at the same time the exact opposite can be said about security since wireless signals can be hacked much easier compared to wired connectivity. Of course most people use WiFi for everyday tasks that don't really involve sensitive information but the few people that do need to take extra security measures that regular consumers simply can't afford or just don't have access to. That being said today on our test bench we have a very useful product that combines the best of both worlds (Wired and Wireless connectivity) the dLAN 500 WiFi Powerline Network Kit by devolo."

    NikkTech

  • Android On Intel x86 Tablet Performance Explored

    "For the past few years, Intel has promised that its various low-power Atom-based processors would usher in a wave of low-cost Android and Windows mobile products that could compete with ARM-based solutions from its major competitors. And for years, we've seen no more than a trickle of hardware, often with limited availability and/or questionable pricing. Now, that's finally beginning to change. Intel's Bay Trail and Merrifield SoCs are starting to show up in attractive, full-featured, sub-$200 devices, and we've got one of them on the test bench today, the Acer Iconia Tab 8, along with a competing tablet from Dell, that we've shown you previously, the new for 2014 Dell Venue 8."

    Hot Hardware

  • Cutting the Cord: Part 1 Alternatives Boxes

    Think Computers

    "Well a few months ago I finally did the unbelievable and canceled my cable subscription. The main reason behind this is was that I rarely watched TV at all and honestly most of the stations I did watch showed the same shows over and over again. It was weird not having cable after having it for the past 29 years of my life it seems like, but I have really got used to it and with the money it has saved me I have been able to do other things and buy some other gadgets. In this article series I will be going through my journey of canceling my cable and finding alternatives. Today I will be focusing on hardware to watch media on your TV."

    Think Computers

  • DDR4 3000MHz Memory Kit Round-up (Featuring Corsair, G.Skill, Kingston)

    "One of the key technological advancements that the Haswell-E processors and Intel's latest High-End Desktop (HEDT) platform iteration have brought into the consumer limelight is DDR4. We compare three 16GB quad-channel memory kits from Corsair, G.Skill, and Kingston, all running at 3000MHz. Is there a specific set of 'go-to' memory at this early point in the DDR4 life-cycle?"

    Kitguru

  • ASRock's Z97 Extreme6 motherboard reviewed

    "With Broadwell compatibility and a secondary M.2 socket connected to four PCIe Gen3 lanes in the CPU, ASRock's Z97 Extreme6 might just be the most future-proof Haswell motherboard around. It's surprisingly affordable, too, despite having loads of other extras. Read on for more on a truly unique Z97 contender."

    The Tech Report

  • FSP Aurum PT Series 1200 W

    "FSP recently launched the Aurum PT series, which currently only consists of a 1200 W member with the Platinum efficiency certification. The PT-1200FM uses only Japanese caps and exploits a fully modular cabling design. FSP also says the unit to be for hardcore overclockers and gamers with multiple VGAs."

    techPowerUp

  • Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate AIO CPU Cooler Review

    "Bigger is always better and Thermaltake keeps with that thinking with its Water 3.0 AIO (All-In-One) CPU cooler. Thermaltake expands it radiator system to an impressive 360mm's worth of liquid cooling. What is probably most impressive though is it does not have a ton of other generally useless blinky light features."

    [H]ardOCP

  • MSI GS70 Stealth Pro (GTX 970M) Review

    "Today in our MSI GS70 Stealth Pro Review (GS70 2QE) we take a look at a laptop which uses the new GTX 970M in games such as Alien Isolation and The Enemy Within."

    Hardware Heaven

  • IronKey Workspace W700 Secure Flash Drive Review

    The SSD Review

    "The IronKey Workspace W700 is available in three capacities, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB and since it uses flash memory, speeds are much faster than a typical HDD. IronKey devices undergo thousands of hours of rigorous read/write tests. The W700's sequential speeds are rated for 400/316 MB/s read/write over USB 3.0, this performance is more than five times the minimum required for Windows To Go certified devices. As a result, the W700 is the fastest Windows To Go drive in the market period."

    The SSD Review

  • NZXT S340 Mid Tower Case Review

    Think Computers

    "In this instance, we will be looking closely at the (CA-S340W-W1) in short the NZXT S340 / White Edition. Its boxy look's are nice and practically chocked full of all the ideas that professional "Mod Men of the past" have been custom building and crafting into their own builds for years. In fact, this author was given an opportunity to patent one of these ideas featured in this very case many moons ago, but I was lazy and I passed on the occasion. Well no one is perfect I guess, including this lazy reviewer. The great abundance of flare and near modder's styling makes this NZXT S340 the "Box that Rocks" and as you can see this reviewer is a fan already, but not all of us see things the same way, so let's get this NZXT party started."

    Think Computers

  • CONNECTEDEVICE COOKOO 2 Watch Review

    "The newest reincarnation of the COOKOO watch features numerous improvements and now the watches are split in two different categories, the Sporty Chic Collection but also the Urban Explorer Collection. Thanks to the simplified notification system and Bluetooth LE, the internal battery can last up to one full year and it can be replaced by simply removing the back cover with a familiar CR2032 model."

    Madshrimps

  • Samsung's 840 EVO update fixes slow reads with old data

    "Samsung's 840 EVO SSD is afflicted by a bug that slows read performance with older data. We have new information on the cause of the issue and an early look at the Performance Restoration tool that addresses it."

    The Tech Report

  • Rollei CarDVR-120 GPS 1296p Car Camera Review

    NikkTech

    "Driver error is a phrase I've heard many times from people who tried with very little luck to convince police officers and insurance companies that they weren't responsible for car accidents. Unfortunately although technology has made it possible for everyone to have a tiny camcorder on the dashboard of their cars to avoid such issues not many decide to do so where i live but judging by the sheer number of people who are currently using such devices in large countries like the USA, Taiwan and Russia i suspect that it will not be long before this changes. Not too long ago the very first next generation 1296p (2304x1296/30fps) SuperHD/XHD Dashcam models were revealed and we had the chance to test the Marcus 3 by Vicovation which was quite good although we did feel that there was room for improvement. Today we will be taking a look at the SuperHD proposal by Rollei the CarDVR-120 GPS Car Camera."

    NikkTech

  • The Thermaltake Urban T81 Full Tower Enclosure Reviewed

    "Attractive full tower enclosures are among the more popular choices of modders due to their size and versatility. You can add more custom (or larger all in one systems like the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate) liquid cooling loops, utilize larger radiator configurations, and add better looking modified components. Full towers with a complete or wider range of features like tool-less or removable bays, cut outs, grommet lined machining, and painted interiors are among the most selected for complex builds. And it looks like Thermaltake has a strong contender in this space, and they call it, the Urban T81!"

    Futurelooks

  • Fractal Design Core 2300 Case Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "When it comes to building a computer, not everyone needs a ton of LED fans along with a fancy exterior design. A fully-fledged PC with fancy mods may look appealing to the eyes, but it would not be ideal for a professional business environment. As the little brother to the Fractal Design Core 3300, the Core 2300 with its brushed aluminum finish and black exterior maintains the same clean aesthetics commonly found on most Fractal Design computer cases. With the capability to add a total of seven fans, the Core 2300 provides the cooling performance of an actual gaming computer case along with the professional and elegant aesthetics suitable for a business environment. Inside is the innovated vertical hard drive bracket. This allows for three 3.5 inch drives and three 2.5 inch drives to be mounted simultaneously. At Benchmark Reviews, we will take a close look at what the Fractal Design Core 2300 has to offer."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Cooltek UMX2

    "The Cooltek UMX2 is a compact full ATX case with a designer body. Constructed of solid aluminum and utilizing an interesting approach to the interior layout, it does not only look good, but sounds intriguing as well. But is it all superficial beauty or does it also have what counts on the inside?"

    techPowerUp

  • Palit GTX980 Super Jetstream OC Review

    "Nvidia's recent GTX970 and GTX980 launch has been one of the most successful we can remember. We have already analysed many partner cards and today we look at the new flagship model from Palit – the GTX980 Super Jetstream. This card is the first one that ships with a core clock speed over 1,200mhz 'out of the box'. It is also the first high end Maxwell card we have tested with enhanced memory timings as well. How does it stack up against other cards available on the market today?"

    Kitguru

  • Digital Storm Bolt II: Devil’s Canyon Inside

    "The Digital Storm Bolt II is a midsize system that fits some powerful components into a very sleek, sophisticated case – one that looks as good standing upright as it does on its side, which is an important feature for a computer that might end up on your home theater setup. At $3,481 (as tested), the Bolt II's price tag might raise some eyebrows, but the price strikes us as unsurprising for this rig, which is a luxury PC, after all. Given the prices we've seen in luxury gaming PCs of late, the Bolt II certainly commands a premium, but it's not out of line with expecations, especially considering the Devil's Canyon CPU, Liquid Cooling, and GeForce GTX 780 Ti inside."

    Hot Hardware

  • XFX R9 280 Double Dissipation 3GB Video Card Review

    "The AMD Radeon R9 280 is almost to the end of its shelf life, and you know what that means, record low pricing making an excellent value for performance right now. We have the XFX R9 280 Double Dissipation 3GB and will be comparing it with an R9 285, and also a custom GTX 760. This may be a deal!"

    [H]ardOCP

  • Deepcool Maelstrom 240 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review

    Think Computers

    "Recently we took a close look at DeepCool's initial offering in the AIO cooler category, the Maelstrom 120. Released under their new moniker Gamer Storm we found that although it was a decent first attempt, it left us wanting in a few areas. Mostly we were hoping for just a little more performance. Well as it happens DeepCool also offers a Maelstrom 240 AIO. This unit is the big brother to the 120, and is nearly identical aside from having a larger radiator. Could this be the answer to the performance gap the 120 left us with? Read on as we take an in depth look at the DeepCool Maelstrom 240."

    Think Computers

  • Func MS-2 Mouse Review

    "Today we take a look at a new mid-range gaming mouse in our Func MS-2 Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC Review - Silent But Deadly

    TechnologyX

    "When nVidia announced their 10th generation Maxwell architecture it was hotly anticipated and back in February we got to see the first GPUs based on it: the GM107 based 750 and 750 Ti. While those products offered much in terms of power efficiency, they were but a taste of what was to come. After months of waiting and delays, nVidia has finally released the first of its GTX 900 series based on the GM204 GPU core. – and today we have the pleasure of reviewing the ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC. We'll start with an overview of the GPU and its cooler as well as the new features introduced with the 900 series and then it's down to the nitty-gritty with some performance benchmarks and game tests."

    TechnologyX

  • ASRock X99 OC Formula Review

    The SSD Review

    "If you are going to introduce a new motherboard to the world, perhaps the best marketing feat one could achieve would be to set a new overclocking world record for that board close to the time of its release. Nick Shih of ASRock did that with the new ASRock X99 OC Formula recently by overclocking the latest Intel i7-5960X chip to a previously unheard of 6620.73 MHz. This is a bold statement in the world of motherboard wars and perhaps a challenge by ASRock, to Gigabyte and Asus, to match that! But then again, maybe Nick figured he had something to prove if he was going to put his signature on this board..."

    The SSD Review

  • GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H Motherboard Review

    "The Z97X-UD5H motherboard is one of the middle tier offerings in GIGABYTE's channel line of boards. GIGABYTE updated the previous revision of their UD5H board, integrating the Intel Z97 Express chipset as well as updated heat sink and power circuitry design. At an MSRP of $189.99, the Z97X-UD5H offers a premium feature set at an affordable price."

    PC Perspective

  • MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4 GB

    "MSI's latest flagship is the GTX 980 Gaming. It delivers a super quiet gaming experience thanks to a powerful thermal solution and a well-crafted fan profile. In idle and light gaming, the fans will even stop completely. MSI has also overclocked their card out of the box, which yields around 10% extra performance."

    techPowerUp

  • Tt eSPORTS Team DK Edition Gaming Peripherals Review

    Think Computers

    "Thermaltake has consistently been a leader in delivering well made, high quality PC gamingperipherals with their Tt eSPORTS line of products. So it's no surprise that they would partner up with one of the most well known DotA 2 teams, Team DK. The Team DK edition of these peripherals, offer the same great features and build quality we've come to expect from Tt eSPORTS devices, along with a unique color scheme and Team DK branding. Today we will be looking at the Knucker gaming keyboard, Saphira gaming mouse, Pyrrhus mouse pad, and the Chronos gaming headset. So let's get started."

    Think Computers

  • COUGAR 700M Aluminum Gaming Mouse Review

    "COUGAR 700M is an interesting futuristic mouse which features the popular ADNS-9800 sensor which allows DPI values up to 8200. Adjustments are available for the palm rest in order to fit with multiple hand shapes and also for allowing both claw and palm grips; value is added via the configuration software which allows full button remapping, adjusting the DPI steps, macros, LED lighting and so on."

    Madshrimps

  • Cougar 700M Mouse and Cougar Speed Mat review

    "The Cougar 700M gaming mouse features an aluminum, open frame design that looks more conceptual than a 'gaming work horse'. Let us see if both can stand up to our rigorous testing."

    Kitguru

  • Scythe Mugen MAX CPU Cooler Review

    NikkTech

    "October happens to be one of my favorite months of the year since it marks the beginning of winter the season which is very kind to most electrical and electronic devices out there. For me winter means i can perform tests a lot easier not only because low temperatures in the lab are always welcome (especially when testing coolers) but also because we can achieve higher and more stable overclocks compared to the much hotter summer season (at least without having to worry about turning the AC on). Of course the arrival of winter doesn't mean people should feel free to "neglect" getting proper cooling for their systems (house temperatures are never as low as the ones outside after all) so we haven't really stopped searching around to bring all of you reviews of the most intriguing CPU coolers to hit the market and today with us we have the latest offering by our old friends over at Scythe called the Mugen MAX (SCMGD-1000)."

    NikkTech

  • Corsair HXi Series Fully Modular 1000W Power Supply Review

    "Corsair recently released three new HXi Series Fully Modular power supplies: the HX1000i, HX850i, and the HX750i. All three power supplies are 80 Plus Platinum certified and support the Corsair Link digital interface. Corsair continues to offer a full line of high quality power supplies, memory components, cases, cooling components, SSDs and accessories to market for the PC enthusiast and professional alike. In this review we will be taking a detailed look at the HXi Series 1000W fully modular power supply."

    PC Perspective

  • Netgear AC750 WiFi Extender Review

    "A compact, easy to configure device. This is our Netgear AC750 WiFi Extender Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • ThinkComputers & Thermaktake Fall Giveaway

    Think Computers

    "Summer is officially over and the weather is changing. I know this is a bummer to many people so to cheer you up we decided to give away some awesome products from our friends over at Thermaltake! They are supplying us with their Core V71 Full Tower Case, Toughpower DPS 850WPower Supply, and their Water 2.0 Pro AiO Watercooler! So how can you get your entry in to win? It is pretty simple, read below to find out!"

    Think Computers

  • Evercool Venti Heatpipe CPU Cooler

    BigBruin

    "Matched up against bigger, beefier, and more expensive heatpipe coolers I felt that the Evercool Venti didn't have a chance to compete. I was wrong, as the test results show that it is able to cool off the CPU about as well as some other coolers on hand from NZXT and Noctua. Apparently bigger isn't always better, and a more modestly sized heatpipe cooler such as this can offer users high performance cooling in smaller spaces."

    BigBruin

  • Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wireless Router Review

    "Today we are looking at the WRT 1900AC dual band wireless router from Linksys. This is the current flagship model sporting the latest dual band technologies along with the 802.11 ac wireless specification. With a theoretical transfer speed of well over a Gigabit per second, wirelessly, can the WRT1900AC make ultra high-speed WiFi connections a reality? Let's find out..."

    Kitguru

  • Elephone G3 Smartphone Review

    "Elephone has recently launched the G3, a terminal aimed at older users at a surprisingly low sale price. What are we offered for just $50? A smartphone incorporating one 4.5'' IPS screen and has at its core a dual-core MTK6572 SoC at 1GHz, while the video acceleration is managed by a Mali-400 MP1 at 500MHz. For added value we also get a screen protector and a transparent silicone case."

    Madshrimps

  • GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard Review

    "The GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 motherboard is one such board that promises to deliver stability, reliability, and performance whether doing something task intensive or playing your favorite epic game. It doesn't cost near the premium of other boards so we're curious to see how it stacks up."

    Futurelooks

  • Enermax ETS-N30

    "The ETS-N30 from Enermax might not blow you away with top-tier performance, but its affordable price will certainly be easy on your wallet. It even offers up lower noise levels and better performance compared to the stock heatsink bundled with today's processors. If you want lower noise levels with a bit more cooling power, the ETS-N30 might be just what you need."

    techPowerUp

  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review: Is Bigger Better?

    "When introducing the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple described it as the "biggest advancement in iPhone history." Naturally, the use of "biggest" was quite intentional, a pun almost. Prior to 2014, Apple's entire iPhone line had only ever had two screen sizes: 3.5-inch and 4-inch. Those sizes were perfectly acceptable in their day, but of late, the market has asked for more. More screen real estate, more pixels, more horsepower and more battery life. While Samsung, LG, HTC, Nokia, Sony, and just about every other smartphone maker on the planet introduced larger and larger smartphones, Apple held steady. Samsung pushed the very limits of what we'd label a "phone" with its jumbo-sized Galaxy Note line, which has turned out to be anything but a fad. In fact, you could probably credit Samsung's trailblazing in the sector for pushing Apple to produce an iPhone with a 5.5-inch, 1080p display. And, as is typically the case when Apple releases a new product, the market has reacted. Apple sold 10 million of its iPhone 6 handsets in the opening weekend alone."

    Hot Hardware

  • Blackbox M10 SE Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

    NikkTech

    "A couple of weeks ago i had to go to the airport near where i live at 7 in the morning in order to welcome a good friend of mine so as always i packed my smartphone along with my wallet and a pair of headphones and made my way there. Well the thing is that i actually managed to get there quite earlier and i was somewhat glad since i was hoping that there wouldn't be too many people at the airport so early in the morning (i rarely travel so early) and thus I'd be able to enjoy my coffee while listening to my favorite tunes. Unfortunately this wasn't the case and so the amount of noise coming from the terminals and from everyone around me made it quite hard for me to enjoy listening to music. Because of this the moment i came back home i started searching online to find a reasonably priced headphone set that offered active noise cancellation and thus could be used in noise intensive environments such as bus terminals, trains and yes even airports. The M10 SE active noise cancelling headphones by BlackBox were amongst the top results of our search and so it didn't take long for us to receive a review sample."

    NikkTech

  • Win a CM Storm Devastator Combo and Skorpion Bungee

    "Are you ready for some football? Up for grabs in week six of Bigbruin.com's Pro Football Pick 'Em is a CM Storm Devastator Keyboard/Mouse Combo and Skorpion Bungee!"

    BigBruin

  • Synology DS415+ NAS Review

    "Today in our Synology DS415+ Review we go high specification with a NAS device that offers pretty much everything mainstream and enthusiast users as well as many small-medium businesses will need."

    Hardware Heaven

  • HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

    "The HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo card features a proven 2-fan cooling system and is overclocked from the factory; the custom PCB ensures stability, better overclocking potential and the card should run fine games up to 2560x1440 with medium to high detail levels."

    Madshrimps

  • MSI X99S MPower Motherboard Review

    Think Computers

    "MSI has distinguished themselves as having three major motherboard lines. The Classic Series which focuses on the mainstream, the Gaming Series which is geared towards gamers and the Overclocking Series which is made for overclockers and enthusiasts. We are very familiar with the Overclocking Series here at ThinkComputers as we reviewed the MSI Z97 MPower motherboard not that long ago. Today we will be looking at the X99 version of that motherboard the X99S MPower, which sits as the entry-level motherboard in MSI's X99 Overclocking Series. This motherboard features overclocking specific features like going through MSI's OC Certification process, MSI's OC Engine, voltage check points, and of course MSI's Military Class 4 components. On top of that you have great features like an Ultra M.2 slot with speeds up to 32 GB/s, DDR4 support, MSI's Audio Boost chip and so much more."

    Think Computers

  • Arctic Accelero Hybrid II-120 Liquid GPU Cooler Review

    "Today we are going to take a look at a the Arctic Accelero Hybrid II-120 GPU Cooler, an aftermarket graphics cooling solution which is designed to improve the cooling performance of your graphics card, allowing more overclocking headroom while reducing the noise level."

    Kitguru

  • ASRock X99 Extreme6 Intel LGA 2011-3 Motherboard Review

    OCInside

    "The new ASRock X99 Extreme6 motherboard in our OC-Review is tested with an Intel Core i7-5930K 6-core processor and brandnew Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 Quad Channel memory and as befits OCinside.de, overclocked to the limit. The ASRock X99 Extreme6 offers eight DDR4 slots and similar top features, such as the recently tested ASRock Z97 Extreme6 motherboard, like e.g. HDD saver function, Ultra M.2 slot with up to 32 GB/s, Mini PCIe slot, Purity Sound 2 with digital sound output, five PCIe slots, up to ten USB3.0 ports, ten SATA3 ports, eSATA3, two Gigabit LAN ports and much more. We will see how fast the new Intel LGA 2011-3 motherboard is with the Core i7 Haswell-E processor and explain how you can overclock the X99 system."

    OCInside

  • The TR Podcast 163: Windows goes to 10 and Maxwell does DSR

    "In this episode, our panel talks Windows 10, Nvidia's Dynamic Super Resolution, Gigabyte's X99-UD4 motherboard, and much more."

    The Tech Report

  • QNAP TS-451 Turbo NAS Server Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "The QNAP TS-451 Turbo NAS is part of a new hardware platform for QNAP that brings a high level of performance to the small tower-based format, at a lower cost than was possible before. The four new TS-x51 towers are being promoted as home-based NAS servers, based on their high performance, low cost, and a bunch of new software functionality that is ideal for the modern home. While recent QNAP launches have leveraged the tremendous potential of 10GbE networking for the business user, the home and the SOHO market aren't there yet. The home market is very sensitive to pricing, so the best thing to do is to re-engineer the daylights out of the surrounding infrastructure and pump a little more juice into the system controller. More power, new features – lower price?"

    Benchmark Reviews

  • NZXT Phantom 240

    "The NZXT Phantom 240 is the Phantom series' entry level gaming chassis. With the looks of the chassis mimicking that of its larger brothers, will this compact case be the menacing Phantom or just a little blimp on our radar?"

    techPowerUp

  • ASUS Maximus VII Formula Z97 Motherboard Review

    "The ASUS Maximus VII Formula motherboard is one of the newest members of the ROG (Republic of Gamers) product line, integrating several new features to elevate the board to an entirely new level over is predecessor. From outward appearance the Maximus VII Formula looks very similar to its previous revision, the Maximus VI Formula. However, ASUS made some under-the-hood enhancements and minor layout adjustments to the board, utilizing the functionality of the integrated Intel Z97 chipset. The Maximus VII Formula comes with a premium MSRP of $369.00, but is well worth the cost given the premium feature set and performance potential of the board."

    PC Perspective

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Overclocking Video Card Review

    "The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 makes overclocking GPUs a ton of fun again. Its extremely high clock rates achieved when you turn the right dials and sliders result in real world gaming advantages. We will compare it to a GeForce GTX 780 Ti and Radeon R9 290X; all overclocked head-to-head."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Micron M600 mSATA SSD Review (256GB)

    The SSD Review

    "M.2 SSDs were developed to replace the mSATA form factor, however these devices are still in their infancy and the demand for mSATA SSD still exists. mSATA SSDs are mainly deployed in mobile devices such as tablets, laptops, and Ultrabooks because they allow for lighter and thinner designs. Their high performance, small foot print, and low power consumption make them the perfect fit for these devices over standard 2.5″ HDDs. Over the next few years the production of client tablets and notebook PCs will be doubling by OEMs. Micron has taken notice of this and has just released their M600 line of SSDs as a solution. Offering a multiple varieties of compact, reliable, and high performance SSDs will allow companies, such as Micron, greater growth in the industry. Last week we went over both the 2.5″ 7mm and M.2 form factor M600 SSDs. Today, we will draw the saga to a close with our very last form factor for review, the mSATA model."

    The SSD Review

  • Biostar A68N-5000 Review

    "Earlier this year AMD and their partners released a range of products aimed at the low end of the market. Products for those who were on a very limited budget, or with minimal needs. Maybe media use, some minecraft gaming and web browsing as some examples. The AM1 platform was well received and that could well be the reason manufacturers are looking to do the same, at a slightly different point in the marketplace. One where we don't need to install our own APU. In our Biostar A68N-5000 review we take a look at a mini-ITX board which features a bundled AMD A4 APU and passive cooling."

    Hardware Heaven

  • AZZA Z Mini-ITX Case Review

    Think Computers

    "AZZA has been one of these companies in the case building business and for a while now and they have a following but the m-itx small form factor cases are new and still manufacturers are having a hard time getting the designs just right and the smaller the better for them but the simplicity of the build is an issue too. After all, some of these cases require a builder with a degree in mechanical engineering to put one together and there have been some winners and losers for this complex mini case dominance and some case companies have gone almost exclusively small form factor while others are just offering a choice of smaller cases to fill the gap between all the case form factors and designs. AZZA is following that latter plan. This review looks at the AZZA Z m-itx Case model (CSAZ-103) and it's priced at $59.99 to $79.00 US Dollars and can be obtained from online outlets and brick and mortar stores everywhere AZZA cases are sold."

    Think Computers

  • Silverstone Raven RV05 Case Review

    "One of the things that makes the Raven RV05 different from other cases is that this case embraces a shift that has been occurred in the computer world."

    Hardware Asylum

  • Cooler Master's NovaTouch TKL keyboard reviewed

    "This $200 keyboard from Cooler Master features genuine Topre switches modified to fit Chery MX key caps. Is it a good mix? We investigate."

    The Tech Report

  • Be Quiet! Pure Power L8 730W Power Supply Unit Review

    NikkTech

    "Alien Isolation was just released for PC and already many of you have asked us about which graphics card and power supply combo to choose so you can have the maximum gaming experience possible. Naturally since the new GeForce series was just released by NVIDIA our primary choice is the excellent GTX 970 model since it offers a much better price/performance ratio compared to its slightly faster and quite more expensive brother the GTX 980. As for which power supply to use well the GTX 970 is a very good graphics card across the board so although it surpasses almost every single GPU model in the market (aside the GTX 980) it hardly ever gets over 200W while gaming, still we do recommend getting at least an 650W model just to be on the safe side. Because of this today we will be focusing our efforts in testing one of the latest PSU models to hit the market the Pure Power L8 730W (L8-CM-730W) by be quiet!"

    NikkTech

  • be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 & Shadow Rock Slim CPU Cooler Review

    "be quiet! is a relative new comer to the US computer component market with an award-winning reputation for high quality power supplies and components in their native Germany. Recently, they have branched out into the highly competive cooling space with their Dark Rock and Shadow Rock cooler lines. The Dark Rock Pro 3 is the newest member of their Dark Rock cooler line, featuring a massive dual tower radiator and dual fan design. The Shadow Rock Slim is a recent addition to their Shadow Rock line, featuring a smaller footprint single radiator design to maximize motherboard compatibility with the cooler. The Dark Rock Pro 3 comes with a premium MSRP of $89.99, while the Shadown Rock Slim is available at an MSRP of $49.99."

    PC Perspective

  • OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive Review

    Think Computers

    "Solid state drives are all but common now. Almost everyone I know has a solid state drive for at least an OS drive. Most solid state drives people are using are SATA-based drives. While these drives do provide much faster speeds than traditional hard drives, they are still limited by SATA bottlenecks. To overcome this bottleneck many companies are using the PCI-Express bus. OCZ's RevoDrive series has been around for a good while now. With each revision it seems like the drive is getting better. Today we are taking a look at the most recent revision the RevoDrive 350. Available in capacities ranging from 240 GB – 960 GB this PCI-Express solid state drive boasts sequential read and write speeds of 1800 MB/s and 1700 MB/s respectively. OCZ is labeling the RevoDrive 350 as a Workstation product and given its performance it will set you back much more than your typical solid state drive. The 480 GB version that we are taking a look at today sells for $809.99 at my favorite online retailer. If you are looking for one of the fastest solid state drives and want pure performance this is one of the drives you should be looking at. Let's drive in!"

    Think Computers

  • Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler Review

    OCInside

    "Everyone who is looking for a performance air cooler, have already heard the name - Noctua. Its predecessor NH-D14 was regularly in the upper echelons of cooler charts. However, the Austrian company will not rest, and now publish the successor of this great cooler, the Noctua NH-D15. We like to clarify in this review, if this Noctua NH-D15 builds on the successes of its predecessor."

    OCInside

  • Antec EDGE 750W PSU Review

    "Antec have been around for a very long time and have earned a good reputation with the enthusiast audience. We have reviewed many of their power supplies over the years and today we look at the new EDGE 750W retailing in the UK for around £105 inc vat. This modular power supply is 80 Plus Gold Certified and ships with a full 5 year Antec warranty with lifetime 24/7 support."

    Kitguru

  • Giada D2308U Mini-PC Review

    "The D2308U is a little PC monster from Giada, incorporating at its core one the Intel i7 4500U processor, 8GB of DDR3L SODIMM and, the main point of attraction, a fully-fledged Nvidia GeForce 750 with 2GB of GDDR5. As storage, the manufacturer has chosen to include on HGST 1TB 5400RPM which can be replaced with a speedier mechanical drive or a SSD, while on the back side we have one unused mSATA 6Gbps port for even more storage expansion possibilities."

    Madshrimps

  • LEPA LV12 CPU Air Cooler for Intel and AMD Processors

    "LEPA is moving into CPU air cooling and we have its first cooler for review today, the LV12. LEPA claims that its new louvered fin designed gives it an advantage and surely we will test that. It also claims that the it supplies "Silence with High Performance." Let's see if LEPA can give us our money's worth."

    [H]ardOCP

  • ROCCAT TALK FX Overview

    Benchmark Reviews

    "From what they have shown us recently, the people at ROCCAT have a clear vision; to develop well-built, innovative, and high-quality gaming peripherals. What is truly impressive is that ROCCAT has been able to produce several devices in a relatively short amount of time without sacrificing anything from a quality standpoint. In addition, ROCCAT developed a new feature, called ROCCAT TALK, to accompany these devices, which provides gamers with an unmatched level of functional customization. Having had the opportunity to review ROCCAT devices and test the ROCCAT TALK feature, Benchmark Reviews is able to provide you with a first-hand account of this revolutionary feature."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • HiFiMAN HE-560 Release Version

    "HiFiMAN's highly anticipated release version of the HE-560 gets put on the spot. It features a lot of changes that improve the sound quality; however, the beautiful teak cups are now gone in favor of more durable plastic cups."

    techPowerUp

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Performance Testing

    "In what can most definitely be called the best surprise of the fall game release schedule, the open-world action game set in the Lord of the Rings world, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been receiving impressive reviews from gamers and the media. (GiantBomb.com has a great look at it if you are new to the title.) What also might be a surprise to some is that the PC version of the game can be quite demanding on even the latest PC hardware, pulling in frame rates only in the low-60s at 2560x1440 with its top quality presets."

    PC Perspective

  • Dell XPS 18 Portable All-in-One Review: Haswell Reloaded

    "Welcome to the era of dual-mode devices, where the mantra "bigger is better" rules the day. Need an example? Take smartphones -- Samsung's been serving up large size handsets for the past several years, some of which are so big that it warranted creating a brand new category. Even Apple jumped on the big device bandwagon with the recent launch of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. Do you know what you end up with if you take that same mantra and apply it to PCs? You get "Dell's XPS 18 Portable All-in-One Desktop with Touch," a hybrid system that turns a giant sized Windows 8.1 tablet into a full blown desktop PC, and the result is brilliant."

    Hot Hardware

  • MyDigitalSSD BP4e mSATA SSD Review (512 GB)

    The SSD Review

    "When we think of solid state drives today, two things comes to mind: how fast can it go and how much is going to cost me. Typically these two go hand in hand, the more speed you want the more it's going to cost you. But what happens when you don't want to fork out the big bucks for a quick drive? Welcome to ECO drives by MyDigitalSSD, where not only are you getting decent data transfer speeds, but at a very fair price and a super small form factor."

    The SSD Review

  • ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard Review

    "In case you missed our recent review of the Core i7 5960X, Intel's first consumer eight-core CPU is an all-round powerhouse with strong overclocking potential to boot. So what better way to analyse ASRock's X99 OC Formula motherboard than by pushing our 5960X as far as we can take it? ASRock's Z87 OC Formula was one of the best LGA1150 motherboards that we ever tested, but can the LGA2011-3 X99 OC Formula live up to the success of its sibling?"

    Kitguru

  • Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 285 WindForce OC Video Card Review

    "The R9 285 WindForce OC video card from Gigabyte impresses with the new GCN 1.2 technology improvements, a lower TDP and a solid cooling system which keeps the GPU cool even during stressful long gaming sessions. Despite the fact that the card possesses a shrinked memory BUS, it is able to trade punches with the R9 280 and in many case exceeds its performances, positioning itself just under the R9 280X."

    Madshrimps

  • Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H Motherboard User Review

    TechnologyX

    "I'm sure all of you have heard the 'ole saying "you get what you pay for", and today I think we may just change your mind on that saying. It's not very often that you see budget motherboards sporting the latest and greatest features available, yet Gigabyte has done just that and loaded it's GA-Z97-D3H ATX motherboard with some features that aren't available on other higher end boards. The best part about this is that you can get the Z97-D3H for just under $120 at Amazon.com and as usual, Gigabyte has put a 3 year warranty on the board."

    TechnologyX

  • Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

    NikkTech

    "Have you ever gone to visit a friend or attend a meeting and just before you left you decided that you needed to copy some data only to find out that the capacity of the storage device you carry with you was just insufficient for the task? Well that used to happen to me quite a bit until i finally decided that it was better to have a very large USB flash drive mounted on my keychain and perhaps never need to use all of its available space than to need more space and not have it (for me the same logic applies to power supply units as well). Times change however and so now even a 32GB USB flash drive which was considered as enormous not too long ago might not be enough to hold everything you may want to store. Fortunately with all the price drops occurring around us all the time the price/capacity ratio crown now belongs to 64GB models and today we will be taking a thorough look at one such model the Marvel M70 64GB USB 3.0 USB Flash Drive by Silicon Power."

    NikkTech

  • Cougar 700M Gaming Mouse Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "Cougar, in expanding their line-up of peripherals, has recently added mice and keyboards to the mix.Today Benchmark Reviews examines Cougar's second mouse released to the market: The 700M. Designed from the ground-up, the Cougar 700M boasts having a solid metal chassis, added functionality while embracing ergonomics, and a top-tier laser sensor. At first it appears that the 700M shares an amalgamation of characteristics from other popular high-end mice such as the Cyborg Rat7 and the Thermaltake Level 10M; however, it is in the execution and design that makes this product different."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 16 GB 3000 MHz Kit (4x 4GB DDR4)

    "Built with some of the highest possible speeds without being the most expensive kit, the G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 3000 MHz C15 kit is a treat for both overclockers and gamers alike. Featuring a brand-new look that includes a new heatspreader design, the G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 3000 MHz kit is ready to take your system to the limit and beyond."

    techPowerUp

  • WD Red 6TB Retested - Performance Restored

    "A while ago, in our review of the WD Red 6TB HDD, we noted an issue with the performance of queued commands. This could potentially impact the performance of those drives in multithreaded usage scenarios. While Western Digital acted quickly to get updated drives into the supply chain, some of the first orders might have been shipped unpatched drives. To be clear, an unpatched 5TB or 6TB Red still performs well, just not as well as it *could* perform with the corrected firmware installed."

    PC Perspective

  • CM Storm NovaTouch TKL Premium Keyboard Review

    "Simply put, the CM Storm NovaTouch Keyboard is a serious keyboard that a data input worker, analyst, researcher or writer would, by the end of a busy day, greatly appreciate."

    Modders-Inc

  • Two And A Half Geeks 10/3/14: Windows 10, Acer XB280HK, Dell Inspiron 11 and More

    "In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave and Marco are sans the half geek, but discuss Microsoft's Windows 10 announcement, the slick Acer XB280HK 4K G-SYNC gaming monitor, the affordable Dell Inspiron 11, our recent AMD CPU giveaway and more..."

    Hot Hardware

  • ICY DOCK ICYCube MB561U3S-4S 4 Bay External HDD Enclosure Review

    Think Computers

    "Storage, it always seems like we need more of it, especially with file sizes increasing for media and more importantly games. While some of you may have cases that give you ample space to load them up with hard drives there are others who have small form factor system or even work from a laptop where storage space is limited. There is where external hard drive enclosures come into place. Today we are taking a look at a pretty awesome 4-bay external hard drive enclosure that supports 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA hard drives and has both USB 3.0 and eSATA connections. The enclosure I am talking about is ICY DOCK's ICYCube MB561U3S-4S. Let's load it up with drives and see what we can do with it."

    Think Computers

  • Micron M600 M.2 SATA SSD Review (256GB)

    The SSD Review

    "Along with the rest of the M600 family, the M.2 SSDs use Micron's newest 16nm NAND that allow the drives to hit a better cost-per-GB than their earlier products. As with previous drives they feature RAIN reliability technology, adaptive thermal monitoring, TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., and DevSleep. They also feature power-loss protection for data-at-rest to prevent corruption in case of a power failure. These M600 M.2 SSDs are also self-encrypting drives (SED) that have AES 256-bit hardware encryption from the built-in controller encryption engine and are TCG Opal 2.0 and IEEE1667 compliant to support the Windows eDrive standard."

    The SSD Review

  • Tesoro Lobera Review (also featuring the Gandiva)

    "Tesoro like to use mystical weapons when naming and packaging their products and in the case of this keyboard it is a sword. "Lobera "wolfslayer" is the sword which symbolized power used by Saint Ferdinand III. It has become one of the most famous swords in history." We also get a window on the box to let us see inside and then some information on the keyboard across the other sides. Inside we find a power cable to provide a little extra to the keyboard if needed and a set of documentation."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Up close and personal with the MSI GT72 Gaming Laptop

    "Without doubt, the MSI GT72 2PE Dominator Pro was one of the best received laptops we have ever seen in the KitGuru Lab. But still pictures can only take you so far. We were lucky enough to get MSI Laptop Guru Kian into the studios for an on-camera walk through on this beast of a box."

    Kitguru

  • Gigabyte's X99-UD4 motherboard reviewed

    "Buying into Intel's high-end desktop platform doesn't have to be exorbitantly expensive. Gigabyte's X99-UD4 motherboard offers an affordable path to Haswell-E, and it doesn't skimp on quality hardware or extra perks. We've taken a closer look at the board to see if the rest of it measures up."

    The Tech Report

  • COUGAR 700M Gaming Mouse Review

    NikkTech

    "It doesn't really matter if you're a casual, hardcore or professional eSPORTS gamer since the moment you visit your local electronics superstore and head to the computers section chances are that you will be overwhelmed by the sheer number of available gaming mice. Of course as expected (and i consider this to be right) the eye usually falls on models designed and manufactured by the most well-known and established manufacturers out there but there are certainly exceptions to that rule especially when design and price occupy the two top spots in priority for the interested party. COUGAR became quite the popular name after releasing several high quality PC cases and power supply units which also combined performance and features but it wasn't until just recently that they announced the release of their very first gaming peripherals and today with us we have their flagship gaming mouse model, the 700M."

    NikkTech

  • Enermax Liqtech 240

    "Enermax seeks to make a name for itself in the AIO liquid-cooling market with the Liqtech 240. Taking the top spot in the Liqtech series of coolers, this 240 mm AIO offers adjustable peak-fan-speed options and a unique design. The Liqtech 240 is not all show either as it performs admirably as well."

    techPowerUp

  • EVGA Hydro Copper GTX 980 Water Block Early Performance Testing

    "During a live stream we held with EVGA's Jacob Freeman, the very first prototype of the EVGA Hydro Copper was shown and discussed. Lucky for us, I was able to coerce Jacob into leaving the water block with me for a few days to do some of our testing and see just how much capability we could pull out of the GM204 GPU and a GeForce GTX 980."

    PC Perspective

  • Corsair Gaming Vengeance K70 RGB

    "Corsair might have made peripherals before this, but what you and I are looking at today represents a whole new way of thinking for the iconic memory maker. Corsair Gaming has officially been born with the release of the new Vengeance K70 RGB keyboard, a Cherry MX be-switched peripheral with fancy backlighting, soft plastic keys and a brushed aluminium body. Clearly this a board that takes how it looks very seriously, but does its performance match? That is what we are here to find out."

    Kitguru

  • iconBIT Toucan 4K Android Mini-PC Review

    "The Toucan Nano 4K is a powerful mini-PC from iconBIT which houses at its core one Amlogic M8 SoC which has its four CPU cores clocked at 2Ghz and is paired with no less than 8 GPU cores (Mali 450), 2GB of RAM and 8GB of NAND. The device is capable of 4K video playback and runs two pre-installed launchers (iconBIT Media Center, Nova Launcher), but also XBMC."

    Madshrimps

  • Coolermaster Hyper D92 Heatsink Review

    "The Coolermaster Hyper D92 is a moderately sized CPU cooler which stands 147mm tall and weighs 636 grams. The Hyper D92 ships with not a 120mm... or even 140mm fan, but rather a pair of 92mm fans that spin at 2800-800RPM. The fans move upwards of 15-55CFM according to manufacturer specs. Small 92mm fans may seem terribly risky, but Coolermaster have a trick up their sleeves."

    Frostytech

  • Grain Audio PWS.01 Packable Wireless Speaker Review

    NikkTech

    "There are more portable wireless speaker manufacturers out in the market currently than i can even begin to count but the thing that really matters is that most of them have one thing in common, they don't seem to focus enough in producing high quality and high performance products mainly because the majority of their target audience places low-cost and design above everything else. There are certainly some exceptions to that rule so aside low-cost portable wireless speakers these companies do occasionally release good quality products but still not on par to what some other more "audiophile" oriented companies do. Grain Audio may not have been around for long but they've got a large following around the world simply because they cater to the needs of people who place quality and performance above cost and so it's no surprise that we just had to check out their latest products and the PWS.01 packable wireless speaker is the first to reach our doorstep."

    NikkTech

  • AZZA ‘Z’ CSAZ-103 Mini-ITX Case Review

    Benchmark Reviews

    "Building a gaming computer with a small computer case is known to be a challenge for some PC gamers. It is hard to find the right case that can properly house high end components while at the same time maintaining proper airflow in such a small form factor. Luckily, AZZA has released their new CSAZ-103 mini-ITX case, also known as the "Z". The AZZA Z is capable of housing graphics cards up to 11 inches, a regular PS2 ATX power supply unit, two 120mm water cooling radiators, and much more. Finishing it off is a black and green exterior with bright green power LED's and a green 120mm side fan. In such a small form factor case, the AZZA Z can also be used for building a Steambox or for building a generic media center PC. Using the provided vertical stand that comes in the box, the AZZA Z stands vertically just like a normal desktop computer to save desk space for your other person equipment."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • ASUS X99 DELUXE (Intel LGA 2011-3)

    "We take our first look at ASUS's LGA 2011-3 products, starting with the ASUS X99 DELUXE. Wrapped in new clothing, the ASUS X99 DELUXE not only has DELUXE looks and DELUXE features, it also has a DELUXE socket for you to place your new Haswell-E CPU into, with an additional 48 pins."

    techPowerUp

  • Dell's Venue 8 2014 Tablet Runs Android Powered By Intel

    "While the company never found footing in the cutthroat smartphone arena, Dell is still keeping its toe dipped in tablet waters. Around six months after shipping its initial Venue 8 slate, Dell's latest edition, the Venue 8 3840, is a vast improvement. The new $179 Venue 8 maintains the same product name as the prior edition, but inside, it's a different beast. The sub-$200 sector is a challenging one to play in, and it's becoming tougher to cut through the noise as well. Externally, you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the initial Venue 8 and the 2014 edition, but a Merrifield processor from Intel as well as an upgraded display makes this a very compelling offering. Those two additions alone make this one of the best-spec'ed value-targeted tablets on the market, but as you well know, buying decisions can't boil down to specifications alone."

    Hot Hardware

  • Roccat Tyon Mouse Review

    "In our Roccat Tyon Review we look at this new mouse and discover that it has fins. Yes, like a shark."

    Hardware Heaven

  • LEPA LV12 CPU Cooler Review

    Think Computers

    "LEPA is a company you may not have heard of. They are a division of Ecomaster and are being supported by Enermax so many of their products are similar. Today we will be taking a look at one of their latest CPU Coolers the LV12. The single tower cooler comes in white or black flavors to match your hardware and features four large copper heatpipes, a 120 mm cooling fan, a louver fin design and H.D.T. (Heatpipe Direct Touch) Technology which means the heatpipes will make direct contact with your CPU. This is LEPA's first CPU cooler so we will just have to see how well it does. Read on to find out!"

    Think Computers

  • Plextor M6e 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD Review

    OCInside

    "Who like to purchase a current Intel Z97, X99, etc. motherboard or get at least information about an update, certainly have discovered that some motherboards are coming with a so-called M.2 socket. But what exactly is M.2, which devices can you install and how fast is the transfer rate of this M.2 socket ? These and many other questions will we be explained in this very special review of the Plextor M6e 256GB PX-G256M6e PCIe M.2 2280 SSD and of course also the performance of the new M.2 SSD will be tested in practice. We are excited!"

    OCInside

  • Win a Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB 1866MHz DDR3 Memory Kit

    "Are you ready for some football? Up for grabs in week five of Bigbruin.com's Pro Football Pick 'Em is a Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB 1866MHz DDR3 Memory Kit!"

    BigBruin

  • Corsair Carbide 240 AIR Computer Case Review

    "Corsair has been bombarding the MadShrimps reviewers with loads of new stuff since Computex 2014. Since motherboard brands are including mATX and even mITX boards in their lineup we see more and more of these tiny form factors appear at LAN parties. Portability is a big added bonus if you are a frequent LAN party visitor. Enclosure manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon and are including more frequently mITX cases. One of the biggest drawbacks of these tiny cases is the limited internal airflow, thus the heat buildup and stability of your favorite hardware components are compromised. Corsair has developed a shrinked-down version of their magnificent Carbide 540 AIR. The Carbide 240 AIR is again a two chamber cube, designed for maximum cooling and hardware compatibility, yet this time in a tiny form factor."

    Madshrimps

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

    FC-R9-290X_front

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • NVIDIA Montreal Recap: Day 1

    NVIDIA Montreal Recap: Day 1

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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    MSI Gaming For All newsletter

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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™.
     

  • 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

  • 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.   

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Enermax USA Launches iVektor Mid-Tower Case

    Enermax USA Launches iVektor Mid-Tower Case

    Countdown to Product Launch

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • EVGA Hardware Dominates the 3DMark Leaderboards

    EVGA Hardware Dominates the 3DMark Leaderboards

    evgalgo1c

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!”

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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