• "Whenever you hear of a company that may not be that brand name you are used to hearing, it could be considered that this brand may not live up to the expectations of that brand name you know so well. However, when you bring that brand home and release that it is almost exceeding expectations, you become pleasantly surprised. Today we would like to introduce to you, i-rocks and their M20E illuminated gaming laser mouse."

    TechnologyX

  • 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 November!"

    Think Computers

  • "It's that time of year again, where giving thanks has given way to the season of gift-giving. And what could be better than giving (or getting) the latest technology this year? Whatever your budget there's a good chance at least part of your holiday shopping this season will include some sort of tech hardware, and once again the staff here at PC Perspective have put together some of our recommendations. Sure, we might be biased in our belief that PC hardware and other tech gadgets make the best gifts, but we live and breathe this stuff every day (it's hard to turn it off!)."

    PC Perspective

  • OCInside

    "There is another CPU cooler review on our agenda. Today's candidate is the Scythe Fuma. At review date the double tower cooler has not been officially released, but we have already received one for testing. The Scythe Fuma will be released very soon in Europe."

    OCInside

  • "Many PC gamers grew frustrated with Ubisoft last year following the abysmal launch of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, to the point where many were skeptical about this year’s release, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. Today we are taking a look at the PC version of Syndicate and seeing how it runs on a range of GPUs to see if anything has improved this time around. Can Ubisoft regain the trust of PC players this year?"

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "Solid state drives have become the number one choice for people looking for a storage media with superior performance levels compared to that of regular mechanical drives. Most people obviously use them as primary OS drives while others have their games installed on them to reduce loading times. Still although all consumers want to benefit from the increased read/write performance levels not all have the same needs/demands neither in terms of performance and endurance nor in terms of capacity. With that in mind manufacturers keep releasing different models in the market in order to cover everyone out there and although it's been a long road ever since SSDs were first introduced we really think they're finally getting there. Patriot just released their budget-friendly Blast line of SSDs and once again we're amongst the very first to get the 240GB model in our hands."

    NikkTech

  • "The touch-screen Touch P5 employs is not a marketing gimmick but a useful feature since we can perform the initial configuration steps with its help but also access the main configuration areas during operation; in order to avoid unauthorized access, the router will ask us for the administrator password and its desktop area will show as an intro screen the Guest network details. We do also get other useful information displayed on the screen like which Wi-Fi networks are running (2.4GHz or 5GHz or both), the current product operation mode (Router, Access Point or Repeater), time/date and the number of connected stations."

    Madshrimps

  • Thecus - Empowering Professionals

    "With data security becoming such an integral part of our digital lives, Thecus' introduction of the N5810PRO provides consumers data security from both unforeseen human and natural factors. As the only network-attached storage (NAS) device on the market equipped with a built-in mini-UPS, the N5810PRO offers unparalleled data security. The 5-bay NAS also comes with free Intel Security and offers several levels of RAID to ensure data is safe from cyber attacks and unexpected failures."See More

  • ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR announces that its NAS products are now compatible with all IP camera products from DIGITUS, providing an easy-to-use, high quality surveillance storage solution ideal for all environments. "This expands the number of options and possibilities for consumers when creating an ideal cost-effective surveillance system."See More

  • The Next Generation NAS: Thecus' Award-Winning N5810PRO NAS with Built-in Mini-UPS Now Available Globally

    Thecus N5810PRO NAS with Built-in Mini-UPS
    The Thecus® N5810PRO provides centralized data management and backup, enhanced multimedia capabilities, and airtight data security

    11/19/2015 - With data security becoming such an integral part of our digital lives, Thecus' introduction of the N5810PRO provides consumers data security from both unforeseen human and natural factors. As the only network-attached storage (NAS) device on the market equipped with a built-in mini-UPS, the N5810PRO offers unparalleled data security. The 5-bay NAS also comes with free Intel Security and offers several levels of RAID to ensure data is safe from cyber attacks and unexpected failures.

  • ASUSTOR Completes Integration with DIGITUS IP Cameras

    ASUSTOR Completes Integration with DIGITUS IP Cameras

    ASUSTOR announces that its NAS products are now compatible with all IP camera products from DIGITUS, providing an easy-to-use, high quality surveillance storage solution ideal for all environments.

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 30th, 2015 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that all of its products are now compatible with IP camera models from DIGITUS®, a world renowned brand. This expands the number of options and possibilities for consumers when creating an ideal cost-effective surveillance system.

  • NikkTech

    "It's somewhat strange when you think about it but although people spend all their hard earned money on the best hardware components and gaming peripherals they can afford not many realize that in order to use and enjoy all those things you need to be sited. Sure many look for a good desk chair which can provide them with adequate support and comfort but if i judge even by my standards (have purchased 5 desk chairs in the last 8 years) these chairs are pretty much always designed for office use and never really good enough for long periods of gaming. The problem up until this day however was that no manufactured focused on the needs gamers have and although i know people who have spent large amounts of money to get ergonomic desk chairs (200-400Eur range) the end result didn't change that much. The gaming industry however evolves all the time (now more than ever thanks to the increasing popularity of eSports) and so lately we've seen quite a few manufacturers release gaming chairs based on sports car seats very similar to those bucket seats used in racing cars. AK Racing is perhaps the most popular such manufacturer in the market today and today we're going to find out why since under our scope we have their Nitro Gaming Chair."

    NikkTech

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Laine's “Luna” build. Here is what they had to say about it, "At Dreamhack I met Ted at Gigabyte, at their stand. “Hi, can I watercool a Brix” was an ongoing joke with us during the event, just because it’s such a weird thing to put watercooling on that tiny of a form factor."

    Think Computers

  • "Last week AMD released their mid range R9 380X and today we supplement our launch review by taking a look at the Sapphire Radeon R9 Nitro 380X. Right now AMD have no directly competing card at the same price (£200) so partners are able to offer up some competitive solutions to tempt the enthusiast gamer."

    Kitguru

  • SP / Silicon Power

    "SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils a new flagship lineup – Superior CF 1100X with outstanding transfer speeds and premium NAND Flash memory. Compliant with UDMA 7 mode, Silicon Power’s 1100X CompactFlash card also supports ultra-fast frame rates for full-frame cameras. In addition, quality SLC NAND Flash guarantees excellent reliability and stability, enabling serious amateurs and professional photographers to capture high definition and 4K images anytime."See More

  • BIOSTAR

    "BIOSTAR is proud to announce its partnership with Thermaltake in the upcoming Dreamhack Winter 2015 in Sweden. BIOSTAR will be sponsoring Thermaltake’s live demo systems, equipped with the latest BIOSTAR GAMING Z170X motherboard and BIOSTAR GTX 980 graphics card for the ultimate gaming experience at DreamHack Winter 2015. Thermaltake will be showcasing these systems in their Core P5 ATX Wall Mount Panoramic Viewing LCS Chassis."Come see BIOSTAR’s product in action at Thermaltake’s Booth B06.10. See More

  • QNAP

    QNAP announces Plex Media Server technology that puts the power to organize all your media with rich information and transforms the QNAP NAS into an easy to use streaming machine with DLNA, Amazon Fire TV, and Google TV support, and now is available on QNAP TS-x31+ Series, TS-531P, TS-x51+ Series and TS-x53A Series."See More

  • EK Water Blocks

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is expanding its X3 lineup of reservoirs with two new Lite models, primarily designed for XTOP Revo Dual D5 PWM pump top! Additionally, new EK-RES X3 250 in white is also being released! "EK-RES X3 Lite are cylindrical standalone reservoirs, manufactured from premium quality 60mm acrylic tube and POM Acetal end caps in black color. The sealing is performed by quality EPDM rubber washers. EK-RES X3 150 Lite and EK-RES X3 250 Lite are primarily made to be paired with recently released EK-XTOP Revo Dual D5 with an enclosed EK-AF Extender Revo Dual D5 Add on."See More

  • SP/ Silicon Power Announces Flagship CompactFlash Memory Card – Superior CF 1100X

    SP/ Silicon Power Announces Flagship CompactFlash Memory Card – Superior CF 1100X

    Born For Ultimate Performance

    Taipei, Taiwan – November 27th, 2015 – SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils a new flagship lineup – Superior CF 1100X with outstanding transfer speeds and premium NAND Flash memory. Compliant with UDMA 7 mode, Silicon Power’s 1100X CompactFlash card also supports ultra-fast frame rates for full-frame cameras. In addition, quality SLC NAND Flash guarantees excellent reliability and stability, enabling serious amateurs and professional photographers to capture high definition and 4K images anytime.

  • Simplified streaming with QNAP NAS and PlexSimplified streaming with QNAP NAS and Plex

  • BIOSTAR Partners with Thermaltake for the Ultimate Gaming Experience at DreamHack Winter 2015 in Sweden

     BIOSTAR Partners with Thermaltake at DreamHack Winter in Sweden

    BIOSTAR AND THERMALTAKE TEAM-UP TO SHOWCASE AN EXCITING GAMING EXPERIENCE

    November 27th, 2015, Jönköping, Sweden – BIOSTAR is proud to announce its partnership with Thermaltake in the upcoming Dreamhack Winter 2015 in Sweden. BIOSTAR will be sponsoring Thermaltake’s live demo systems, equipped with the latest BIOSTAR GAMING Z170X motherboard and BIOSTAR GTX 980 graphics card for the ultimate gaming experience at DreamHack Winter 2015. Thermaltake will be showcasing these systems in their Core P5 ATX Wall Mount Panoramic Viewing LCS Chassis.

  • EK releases new EK-RES X3 Lite reservoirs

    EK releases new EK-RES X3 Lite reservoirs

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is expanding its X3 lineup of reservoirs with two new Lite models, primarily designed for XTOP Revo Dual D5 PWM pump top! Additionally, new EK-RES X3 250 in white is also being released!

  • "Gigabyte's GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming comes with a watercooling solution onboard which provides excellent temperatures and low noise. In our testing the card turns out to be the fastest GTX 980 Ti we ever tested, and with $720, it's not as expensive as the MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning either."

    techPowerUp

  • "The game needs to be checked out by people which are already bored of zombie games and really want to try something different. The graphics feel a bit dated, but if you like this type of game which is quite fast-paced, it won’t really matter this much; also, by using the older DirectX9 platform, even people with slower systems would be able to enjoy the game at maximum settings, without the need to upgrade. Happy Dino Hunting!"

    Madshrimps

  • "The Philips 272G5DYEB is a 27-inch G-Sync display with a focus on fast response times and high performance. It offers G-Sync up to 144Hz, incorporates a TN panel and a 1ms response time, with a 1080p native resolution. It’s also considerably more affordable than some of the more high-end G-Sync displays."

    Kitguru

  • "Today we will be looking at a new product from iClever, the foldable wireless keyboard. This pocket-size keyboard is a perfect accessory for those who like the agility of keyboard typing yet don't like to carry a laptop around. It's the perfect keyboard for answering emails of lengthy texts, as we all know the thumbs can only go so fast on their own."

    TechnologyX

  • "Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 is the very definition of top end. This board is four-way CrossFire and SLI ready, thanks to a PLX PCIe switch chip. The Gaming G1 also offers Thunderbolt 3 connectivity thanks to Intel's Alpine Ridge controller. Let's see what happens to a Skylake board when money is no object."

    The Tech Report

  • MSI

    MSI announces its 2nd generation of ECO motherboards, based on Intel’s 100-series ‘Skylake’ chipset, featuring 3 new models, the MSI H170M ECO, B150M ECO, and H110M ECO motherboards offer industry leading power efficiency while retaining optimal performance. "This is made possible through the new MSI ECO Series motherboards optimized PCB and circuitry design. This allows for saving more energy without sacrificing performance, compatibility or functionality. ECO Genie and ECO Center Pro allows the user to completely control the system’s power consumption and feature set through an easy to use interface."See More

  • Industry leading power saving with NEW MSI ECO motherboards

    ecomobpr2

    MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, announces its 2nd generation of ECO motherboards, based on Intel’s 100-series ‘Skylake’ chipset. Introducing 3 new models, the MSI H170M ECO, B150M ECO, and H110M ECO motherboards offer industry leading power efficiency while retaining optimal performance. This is made possible through the new MSI ECO Series motherboards optimized PCB and circuitry design. This allows for saving more energy without sacrificing performance, compatibility or functionality. ECO Genie and ECO Center Pro allows the user to completely control the system’s power consumption and feature set through an easy to use interface.

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers

    ASUS celebrates 20 years of producing the world’s most award-winning and innovative graphics cards with the release of a special limited 20th Anniversary Gold Edition GTX 980 Ti graphics card. "Combined with exclusive ASUS technologies including industry-exclusive, fully-automated Auto-Extreme manufacturing for premium reliability, and Memory Defroster for subzero overclocking stability, 20th Anniversary Gold Edition GTX 980 Ti continues the pioneering ASUS spirit of developing the world’s fastest, most-innovative GTX 980 Ti graphics cards."See More

  • ASUS Announces 20th Anniversary Gold Edition GTX 980 Ti

    ASUS Announces 20th Anniversary Gold Edition GTX 980 Ti

    Limited-edition graphics card delivers fastest GTX 980 Ti performance together with exclusive innovations and premium reliability

    KEY POINTS

    • Fastest gaming performance: Up to 21.6%-faster performance in 3DMark 11 Extreme and 22.1%-faster gaming performance in GTA V
    • ASUS innovation: Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology for premium reliability and Memory Defroster for subzero overclocking stability
    • Ultimate cooling: DirectCU II with patented wing-blade 0dB fans for 30%‑cooler and 3X-quieter performance

     

    Taipei, Taiwan (24th November, 2015) — ASUS today celebrates 20 years of producing the world’s most award-winning and innovative graphics cards with the release of a special limited 20th Anniversary Gold Edition GTX 980 Ti graphics card. Featuring the latest GeForce® GTX™ 980 Ti graphics processing units (GPUs) — clocked at 1367MHz — this meticulously-crafted, highly-collectible graphics card delivers up to 21.6%-faster performance than reference cards in the 3DMark 11 Extreme benchmark test and 22.1%‑faster gaming performance in GTA® V.

  • MIONIX

    Mionix announces the all new SARGAS gaming mousepad line, and it will make its worldwide debut tomorrow at Dreamhack Winter in Jönköping, Sweden, the world’s largest digital festival. "The new SARGAS range embraces five different sizes, starting from Small, for minimum desktop space, to Extra-Extra-Large. With its enormous dimensions of 1200 x 500mm the SARGAS XXL enables users to turn their whole desktop into a mousepad, having all devices at the same elevation of just 0.25mm, allowing extra wide mouse movements and reducing wrist pain."See More

  • ORIGIN PC

    “ORIGIN PC continues to make a huge splash with our explosive Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions by offering the best value for our customers this holiday.”Kevin Wasielewski ORIGIN PC CEO and co-founder. “With over $650 in savings, a free Samsung 850 500GB EVO SSD, free PC Games, free CPU overclocking; plus your choice between free U.S. ground shipping, our gaming peripherals or up to a $100 Amazon gift card; gamers and enthusiasts are getting a deal they simply cannot refuse this Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday!”See More

  • "Cooler Master is taking big strides in the right direction lately, at least in terms of PSUs. They initially released the V series offering great performance at affordable prices and have now added the VS series to their arsenal. Today, we will take a look at the V550S unit with Enhance's new 3D circuit design."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "Although pretty much everything in the PC industry changes rapidly thanks to advancements in technology the keyboard and mouse combo are the only two things that have remained pretty much the same since the beginning. Sure we've witnessed the introduction of new and improved membrane and mechanical switches, extra features like macro keys and backlit illumination and different tracking technologies such as optical, laser and LED but in the end the shape and basic functionality of both remains the same. That being said mechanical gaming keyboards have become very popular especially amongst serious gamers, enthusiasts and professionals not only because of the increased durability (up to 60 million keystrokes) and feedback (both audible and tactile) offered by mechanical switches (always compared to regular membrane models) but also because of their features including the newly introduced RGB key illumination. Not long ago Tesoro introduced the Excalibur RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and since it got a really warm welcome by gamers all over the world it didn't take long for them to update it by launching the Excalibur Spectrum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard model which we'll be looking at today."

    NikkTech

  • "You might be surprised by the news that EKWB has entered the All In One liquid cooling market with the Predator 240 and Predator 360 systems. After all, EKWB (Edvard Konig Water Blocks) is a specialist liquid cooling company that sells components for custom cooling loops, rather than full systems, so why would they try to compete with the likes of Corsair, NZXT, Antec, Alpenfohn, Cooler Master, Fractal Design and the rest?"

    Kitguru

  • "Today we have on hand for review Phanteks' Enthoo PRO M Mid Tower Chassis. This is Phanteks’ latest iteration of their popular Enthoo series, which have historically reviewed quite favorably. As others in the Enthoo series, it is constructed of steel, with top and front panels of plastic with a brushed aluminum look. Both side panels are held in place by two thumbscrews per side, and with soft washers under each to reduce potential vibration."

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "We mainly know MSI for their motherboards and gaming laptops. Over the past few years they’ve really taken the time to grow their Gaming Series, which is now made up of gaming motherboards, gaming notebooks, gaming all-in-one’s, and gaming accessories. Today we will be taking a look at MSI’s Interceptor DS200 gaming mouse. This mouse features an 8200 DPI laser sensor, 9 programmable buttons, an adjustable weight system, and RGB lighting. This is the first time we’ve taken a look at a mouse from MSI so let’s see what it’s all about!"

    Think Computers

  • "What a difference a year can make. Now that Intel's Skylake processors are widely available, desktop, tablets, and hybrid convertibles are all being refreshed with the latest hardware. Lenovo, for example, recently introduced its Yoga 900. Though the nomenclature has changed a bit, this machine is effectively a revised Yoga 3 Pro. The unique watchband hinge should all but give it away; it's the token feature on a potent, high-powered machine that acts first and foremost as a laptop, and secondarily as a slate."

    Hot Hardware

  • THE SARGAS CONTINUES Mionix launches new generation of advanced microfiber surface in extreme sizes

    Mionix announces the all new SARGAS gaming mousepad line.

    Malmö, Sweden – November 25, 2015 – Mionix today announced the all new SARGAS gaming mousepad line. It will make its worldwide debut tomorrow at Dreamhack Winter in Jönköping, Sweden, the world’s largest digital festival. The new SARGAS range embraces five different sizes, starting from Small, for minimum desktop space, to Extra-Extra-Large. With its enormous dimensions of 1200 x 500mm the SARGAS XXL enables users to turn their whole desktop into a mousepad, having all devices at the same elevation of just 0.25mm, allowing extra wide mouse movements and reducing wrist pain.

  • ORIGIN PC - Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2015 Press Release
    No Lines. Just Deals!

    Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2015 Press Release

    ORIGIN PC’s Exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday Promotions Begin Right Now!

    Free Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD, Free Shipping, Free $100 Amazon Gift Card and Much More!

    Miami, FL – November 25, 2015 9:00am EST – ORIGIN PC has announced their official Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions that will run through Thanksgiving, Black Friday weekend, and all day Cyber Monday! Purchase any ORIGIN PC Desktop or EON laptops at select prices and receive a free Samsung EVO 500GB SSD, free professional CPU overclocking; plus your choice of free U.S. ground shipping and an ORIGIN PC gaming peripheral or up to an $100 Amazon Gift Card. Purchase any ORIGIN PC EVO15-S thin and light laptop and receive a free 2 year warranty upgrade, a free Kingston HyperX Savage 256GB 3.0 flash drive; plus your choice of free U.S. ground shipping and an ORIGIN PC Taipan Mouse or up to a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

  • BIOSTAR

    BIOSTAR announces its latest graphics card designed to tackle the needs of gamers with competitive performance. BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 950 features 2GB of GDDR5 memory, with 768 CUDA cores, and support for NVIDIA PhysX and DSR Technology. Game in silence with the Low noise output via its heat pipe cooling design, and be prepared for the latest titles with its complete DirectX 12 support. "The BIOSTAR GeForce GAMING GTX 950 features NVIDIA’s 2nd-generation Maxwell GPU which boasts highly-improved performance-per-watt versus other cards. With performance intended for 1080p gamers, the GTX 950 is the perfect lightweight card for MOBA gamers featuring various optimizations to improve your gaming experience while delivering the best performance-per-watt that only the latest-generation Maxwell GPU can offer."See More

  • BIOSTAR GEFORCE GAMING GTX 950 ANNOUNCED, STYLISH PERFORMANCE FOR COMPETITIVE GAMING

    BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 950 GPU

    Impact Your Sense of Visual

    November 25th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR announces its latest graphics card designed to tackle the needs of gamers with competitive performance. BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 950 features 2GB of GDDR5 memory, with 768 CUDA cores, and support for NVIDIA PhysX and DSR Technology. Game in silence with the Low noise output via its heat pipe cooling design, and be prepared for the latest titles with its complete DirectX 12 support.

  • OtterBox

    "A true bargain shopper shops early and often, waiting for the right moment to pounce on the best deal. OtterBox cases are the perfect wrapping to cover tablet devices with trusted drop and scratch protection. This holiday season, OtterBox offers a full lineup of cases to complement a variety of tablets from Apple, Samsung and Microsoft at up to 40 percent off."See More

  • Wrap Tablets Up Early - OtterBox Cases for Every Holiday Shopper

     OtterBox Cases for Every Holiday Shopper

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., Nov. 24, 2015 -- A true bargain shopper shops early and often, waiting for the right moment to pounce on the best deal. OtterBox cases are the perfect wrapping to cover tablet devices with trusted drop and scratch protection. This holiday season, OtterBox offers a full lineup of cases to complement a variety of tablets from Apple, Samsung and Microsoft at up to 40 percent off.

  • UNIGINE Dev

    UNIGINE 2.1 is released! This version brings some nice visual improvements, optimizations and bugfixes. Update your SDK installation via the SDK Browser if you are already a UNIGINE user and join the community discussion to share your feedback.If you still don't have a UNIGINE license, you can give it a try with free trial version, and see what's new in the press release that follows. See More

  • AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition

    AMD announces it's Radeon Software Crimson Edition as their revolutionary new graphics software that delivers redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performance, remarkable new features, and innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Radeon Settings is lightning fast and starts upto 10x times faster1 than the previous AMD Catalyst™ Control Center. Radeon Settings provides a brand new game manager, improved AMD Overdrive options per game and new video, display and Eyefinity tabs. "The driver installer now provides a brand new, streamlined user experience with a reduced number of clicks required, providing better usability and an easy to install user experience."See More

  • UNIGINE 2.1: New Sky, Increased Depth Precision, Improved AA, Optimizations

    UNIGINE 2.1: New Sky, Increased Depth Precision, Improved AA, Optimizations

    UNIGINE 2.1is released! This version brings some nice visual improvements, optimizations and bugfixes. Update your SDK installation via the SDK Browser if you are already a UNIGINE user and join the community discussion to share your feedback.

  • AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition has been released for Windows®

    Radeon Software Crimson Edition has been released for Windows®


    Introducing Radeon Software Crimson Edition.
    Radeon Software Crimson Edition is AMD's revolutionary new graphics software that delivers redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performance, remarkable new features, and innovation that redefines the overall user experience.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Hot on the heels of Benchmark Review’s look at the Fortress FTZ01, SilverStone sent over their latest iteration of the mini-ITX “Z” chassis. Based off of the Raven RVZ02, today we have a chance to look at the Milo version: the ML08B-H. Following the same internal layout the Milo ML08 squeezes the same component clearances into an even slimmer chassis with some new tricks. New tool-less drive trays, a more accessible interior and two completely thermally isolated compartments identify this HTPC-oriented “Z2” case. Follow along as we take a closer look at the SilverStone ML08."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Today AMD released this year's major update to their Radeon drivers. The new package is called Radeon Software Crimson and features an updated control panel, many new features as well as performance improvements in lots of games."

    techPowerUp

  • BigBruin

    "Synology has sent over another one of their Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers for us to look at. Along with all of the typical things we look forward to, this one offers some new features that we are also excited to check out. From the model number we know that it is a 5-bay device, and for this review Synology has pre-populated the bays with 4TB Seagate brand drives, giving us a total of 20TB of storage to play with."

    BigBruin

  • "If you have £600 burning a hole in your pocket then perhaps today’s review product may interest you. The Gigabyte GTX980 Ti XTREME Gaming is a custom, heavily overclocked graphics card which features a semi passive three fan ‘Windforce’ cooler. With a 12+2 Phase Power implementation and proprietary backplate, the XTREME has been clearly designed to push frame rates as high as possible."

    Kitguru

  • "AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition is the second in a line of major annual graphics driver updates from the company. Crimson also replaces the Catalyst Control Center software with a faster, more refined utility called Radeon Settings. We dug in to see what Crimson has to offer."

    The Tech Report

  • Think Computers

    "For the most part if you are doing a PC build fans come into play. Now typically your case will come with a few fans, but they are typically not enough. If you get into water cooling then you are going to want to get fans that are specifically made for water cooling, or have a high static pressure. Well Thermaltake has you covered with their new Riing LED RGB fans. These fans are made specifically for radiators and feature a LED ring that goes around the frame of the fan. This LED ring is RGB giving you 256 multi-colored options to choose from, so you can definitely match it to your build quite easily. Thermaltake is offering these fans in 120 mm and 140 mm versions that come in a single pack (1 fan) or a 3-fan pack. Today we have a 3-pack of the 120 mm fans, let’s take a look and see what they are all about."

    Think Computers

  • "With Fallout 4 just being released on November 10th 2015, some of you may be looking at upgrading your gaming pc's components. Probably one of the easiest upgrades you can make to your gaming rig is to upgrade the graphics card and SSD. Today, thanks to ZOTAC, we get to check out the performance of their GeForce GTX 980 AMP! graphics card!"

    TechnologyX

  • "Today we take a look at one of the first retail Steam Machines, featuring an i5 CPU and interesting “GTX 960” GPU."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "The entire team here at HotHardware has been plugged into the tech scene for ages. In fact, we’ve been doing our thing here on-line for close to two decades. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned about our readers in all that time, it’s that their affinity for technology and gadgets goes way beyond just PC hardware and mobile devices. Well, we here on staff feel the same way too, so we thought it’d be fun to give you all a little insight into our lives and talk about some of the latest gear we’d all like to get our hands on this holiday season."

    Hot Hardware

  • EKWB

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to release GIGABYTE® Z170X motherboard monoblock - EK-FB Z170X Monoblock. It's compatible with three GIGABYTE® Z170X motherboard models - Gaming 5, Gaming 7 and UD5 TH."Designed and engineered in cooperation with GIGABYTE®, this monoblock uses award winning EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine to ensure best possible CPU cooling. This water block directly cools Intel® LGA-1151 socket type CPU and power regulation (MOSFET) module as water flows directly over all critical areas."See More

  • EKWB

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to release the MX series of Dual Bay reservoirs. "MX series brings four new products to the EK liquid cooling portfolio and has been designed to lower the production costs of the existing EK-DBAY D5 reservoir yet still offer a convenient solution as a two-slot 5.25" drive bay form factor reservoir."See More

  • EK releases monoblock for GIGABYTE® Z170X motherboards

    EK releases monoblock for GIGABYTE® Z170X motherboards

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to release GIGABYTE® Z170X motherboard monoblock - EK-FB Z170X Monoblock. It's compatible with three GIGABYTE® Z170X motherboard models - Gaming 5, Gaming 7 and UD5 TH.

  • EK releases new DBAY D5 MX reservoirs and reservoir / pump combos!

    EK-DBAY D5 PWM MX

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to release the MX series of Dual Bay reservoirs. MX series brings four new products to the EK liquid cooling portfolio and has been designed to lower the production costs of the existing EK-DBAY D5 reservoir yet still offer a convenient solution as a two-slot 5.25" drive bay form factor reservoir.

  • Tenda

    "We know that after the buzz of Black Friday wears down, there will be many more devices in your home fighting over the WiFi signal. The Tenda AC15 is a simple solution: expanded bandwidth for everyone and improved, hassle-free management of connected devices. The AC15 packages the new 802.11ac 5GHz Wi-Fi standard, Gigabit speed, and useful network utilities in a simple, straightforward router. The AC15 is designed for online entertainment, home networking with IoT devices, and to support the growing number of connected home gadgets – an inevitability for many families this holiday season. For a limited time – from Friday, 11/27 to Monday, 11/30 at Midnight – Tenda is dropping the already low price of its AC15 router for unprecedented value."See More

  • Tenda is Keeping WiFi Simple This Black Friday

    Tenda AC15 WiFi Router for an Unprecedented Low Cost at Tigerdirect.com
    Get the Easy-To-Use AC15 WiFi Router for an Unprecedented Low Cost at Tigerdirect.com

    November 24, 2015 – Walnut City, Calif. Tenda Technology Inc.® a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda, an experienced, global brand of wired and wireless networking hardware, announces an impending Tigerdirect sales promotion this shopping season. We know that after the buzz of Black Friday wears down, there will be many more devices in your home fighting over the WiFi signal. The Tenda AC15 is a simple solution: expanded bandwidth for everyone and improved, hassle-free management of connected devices. The AC15 packages the new 802.11ac 5GHz Wi-Fi standard, Gigabit speed, and useful network utilities in a simple, straightforward router. The AC15 is designed for online entertainment, home networking with IoT devices, and to support the growing number of connected home gadgets – an inevitability for many families this holiday season. For a limited time – from Friday, 11/27 to Monday, 11/30 at Midnight – Tenda is dropping the already low price of its AC15 router for unprecedented value. We can't even tell you how low here.

  • COUGAR

    COUGAR announces the arrival of two new and attractive products to the gaming peripherals market: COUGAR 450K Gaming Keyboard and COUGAR 450M Gaming Mouse. The 450K is a Hybrid Mechanical gaming keyboard that brings gamers a wide range of functions within an attractive splash-proof design. 450K’s hybrid mechanical switches provides a tactile feedback and a durability similar to those of high end mechanical keyboards, and its functionality is everything one would expect from a gaming keyboard. The COUGAR 450M Gaming Mouse, is a 5000 DPI optical gaming mouse sports an impressive ambidextrous design that will allow anybody to enjoy it, irrespective of their hand of preference. "With an excellent gaming sensor and quick responses, this gaming mouse would already qualify as one of the best gaming peripherals in existence, but there is more in this product for gamers to enjoy."See More

  • COUGAR ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE 450 SERIES

    COUGAR 450K

    November 24th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, one of the world’s leading gaming gear brands, announces today the arrival of two new and attractive products to the gaming peripherals market: COUGAR 450K Gaming Keyboard and COUGAR 450M Gaming Mouse.

  • G.Skill

    G.SKILL is thrilled to announce a series of ultra high performance DDR4 kits based on 8GB modules, from 3600MHz CL16 32GB (4x8GB) all the way up to the extreme speed of 4133MHz 16GB (2x8GB), featuring ultra-high quality Samsung ICs. "Seeing the growing demand for high capacity memory kit, G.SKILL continually dedicated itself to develop faster memory speed with 8GB DDR4 modules. And all the hard work has finally paid off. Now enthusiasts can experience faster transfer memory speed without compromising capacity."See More

  • G.SKILL Boosts DDR4 8GB Module Speed Up to 4133MHz 16GB (8GBx2)

    G.SKILL Boosts DDR4 8GB Module Speed Up to 4133MHz 16GB (8GBx2)

    Taipei, Taiwan (20 November 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce a series of ultra high performance DDR4 kits based on 8GB modules, from 3600MHz CL16 32GB (4x8GB) all the way up to the extreme speed of 4133MHz 16GB (2x8GB), featuring ultra-high quality Samsung ICs.

  • MSI NewsMSI News - Bring Your A GAME This Holiday

  • "CRYORIG offers something unique with the C7. It features a fit-anywhere compact design that should be right at home in many a small form-factor system. The only real question is if it's too niche to be noticed."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "Nowadays it almost feels that wherever i look i see manufacturers doing their best to cover even the last person in the market with their products. Take AIO liquid CPU coolers for example. As i type these lines in the market there are numerous such models from a large number of manufacturers not only with different length (120/140/240/280/360mm) and thickness (25/27/30/32/38/43/45/49mm) radiators but also with different type of tubes (rubber/FEP) and various performance pumps (2400/2500/2600/2800/2900/3600/3800RPM). This of course is not the same as custom tailoring a AIO liquid CPU cooler for your system but with the amount of available models right now things have gotten really close to that. SilverStone recently updated their Tundra TD02 line to include three new models the TD02-E, TD02-Slim and the TD02-Lite which we have here with us today."

    NikkTech

  • "With the advent of X99 and Z170 you will see resurgence in storage importance starting with M.2 leading towards NVMe, SATA Express and other PCI Express based storage connections. While SATA devices will remain inexpensive the real power and speed comes from direct PCI Express connections between storage and the CPU."

    Hardware Asylum

  • OCInside

    "Review of the Cryorig H5 Ultimate CPU cooler. Today we want to present a cooler of a very young company. It is the H5 Ultimate from the company Cryorig. Just 2 years on the market, Cryorig prides itself to start something new, something big, and want to distance them from the competition. Easy installation and top performance are the slogans of their products. Whether the H5 Ultimate from Cryorig can convince us, we now find out on OCinside.de. In addition, you can listen to fan sound at the end of this review."

    OCInside

  • "If you’re anything like us, you most likely haven’t gotten all of your Christmas shopping done yet, (or perhaps not even started it yet). Fortunately, for people like us, there is still ample time to search for that great tech savvy gift that will light up someone’s holiday season. Coincidentally enough, the iClever Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is definitely one such device that fits the bill. Small and compact enough to perfectly fit in a stocking yet powerful and robust enough to stand alone under the Christmas tree, this Bluetooth speaker is certainly one gift you won’t want to pass up."

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to Water Cooling 101 Episode 2! If you’re here we are going assume that you have more than just a passing interest in water cooling and are looking to get wet yourself. During this two stage article we will cover a couple of the most important aspects of water cooling. The first part will cover designing your loop. While we understand you must be excited to get going on building, you must first take your time and carefully decide how you want your loop to connect and flow. After we’ve decided on our loop design we will go over some of the most popular parts and components for bringing your dream system to life. Let’s get started!"

    Think Computers

  • "Here at KitGuru we review many a mechanical keyboard, with some costing in excess of £100. Today's keyboard, however, is aimed squarely at the user on a budget. Priced at just £27.99, the TT eSports Challenger Prime is a membrane and rubber dome, rather than mechanical, keyboard. If you are after a new gaming keyboard, could this be the one for you?"

    Kitguru

  • "I have the opportunity to work in the Information Technology market and I get to work with some cool technology. Recently, I’ve been focusing more and more on visualization and network storage. To put it simply, we have the ability to run multiple virtual servers off of a couple of physical servers and some form of network attached storage. One of the interesting things that I’ve seen happen over the two decades that I have worked in IT is there is a form of corporate technology that filters down to home and small office users over time. How does an average home user take advantage of network attached storage or in this case a NAS. Well, the answer is: it depends. How you use network attached storage is going to be different between home users and small offices. Most small NAS units offer more than just a collection of disks on which data is stored. Some offer the ability to host a web site, run light weight operating systems, or can even act as a media repository and most can do it with a very easy to navigate user interface (UI). While network attached storage is not a new technology on the consumer side, they are becoming more and more affordable as more models are released. QNAP is one of the market leaders in network storage. The recently released TS-563 is aimed at the upper end of the consumer market and the middle of the small business range. The TS-563 is a 5-bay device that features the AMD G-Series quad-core 2.0 GHz processor."

    Modders-Inc

  • "AS1004T NAS takes part of the latest ASUSTOR server series meant for home use, which does sport a Marvell ARMADA-385 1GHz Dual-Core processor, is paired with just 512MB of RAM and can house up to four drives. The chassis has been completely redesigned and in order to access the drives, we will have to completely remove the cover; unlike the previous NASes we have tested from the same company, this unit lacks trays and only 3.5’’ drives are supported for installation. Because of the utilized ARMADA-385 SoC, the overall power consumption is very low, while the four bays are cooled by a single 120mm fan located in the back. We can connect more devices to the NAS, but be aware that only two extra USB ports (3.0) are available with the server."

    Madshrimps

  • ICY DOCK Black Friday 2015 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (11/23/2015 to 11/30/2015)01

  • Transcend

    Transcend Information, Inc.®,has expanded its memory card lineup with 64GB microSD wide temperature solutions to meet the industrial-grade applications. The cards can operate effectively from -40°C to 85°C and are ideal for use in small form factor devices with demanding performance and capacity requirements. "By using MLC NAND flash chips and built-in ECC and S.M.A.R.T. functions, Transcend industrial temp microSD Class 10 memory cards ensure reliable data transfer and self-monitoring capability that offer optimum protection."See More

  • TRENDnet

    TRENDnet (www.TRENDnet.com), a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, announces the launch of its free AP Management Software for its line of IP67 weather rated outdoor wireless access points. "The new AP Management Software is designed to accommodate varying network setups and simplify device management of multiple TRENDnet outdoor access points. The web-based management tool permits network administrators to configure multiple outdoor access points simultaneously, change configurations or update firmware remotely, and view network status reports for each supported unit."See More

  • Transcend Adds New 64GB microSD Memory Cards to Its Industrial-Grade Wide Temperature Lineup

    Transcend Adds New 64GB microSD Memory Cards

    November 23, 2015-- Transcend Information, Inc. ®, a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, has expanded its memory card lineup with 64GB microSD wide temperature solutions to meet the industrial-grade applications. The cards can operate effectively from -40°C to 85°C and are ideal for use in small form factor devices with demanding performance and capacity requirements. By using MLC NAND flash chips and built-in ECC and S.M.A.R.T. functions, Transcend industrial temp microSD Class 10 memory cards ensure reliable data transfer and self-monitoring capability that offer optimum protection.

  • TRENDnet launches AP Management Software

    TRENDnet TEW-738APBO

    Complimentary management controller provides flexibility and streamlines AP management

    ISC EAST, NEW YORK & TORRANCE, Calif. – Nov. 18, 2015 – TRENDnet (www.TRENDnet.com), a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, announced today the launch of its free AP Management Software for its line of IP67 weather rated outdoor wireless access points.

  • ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED CHANGES PACK BEHAVIOR WITH TINY, FEROCIOUS COMPY

    ARK Says Hello To The Tiny, Ferocious Compy

    Studio Wildcard, the studio that never sleeps, released today one of the smallest dinos in its massive zoo of creatures, the diminutive, curious, but still dangerous Compsognathus. Commonly known as Compy, this cute little dinosaur is safe and friendly in small numbers, but asserts aggression in a large ‘Compy Gang’ pack where it displays its significant attack speed and power. Survivors now also have access to a brand new rocket turret, the sea mine, a magnifying glass, persistent tribe logs, and yes, wall lamps! Plus, Update v224 includes the custom roleplay-oriented Recipe/Cooking System, where Survivors can design and craft their own unique food and drink recipes.

  • ORIGIN PC

    ORIGIN PC announces their new EON17-SLX high-performance laptop for gamers, artist, professionals and enthusiasts. "The all new EON17-SLX marks the world’s first true desktop replacement laptop with support for full desktop components like Intel’s latest 6th generation Core i7 and i5 “Skylake” desktop processors, NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 980 desktop GPU, and ORIGIN PC’s professional CPU and GPU overclocking services to maximize performance. The new EON17-SLX also features a stunning 17.3" Full HD (1920*1080) display with NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology for a smooth, tear-free mobile gaming experience."See More

  • The World’s Most Powerful and Customizable Desktop Replacement Laptop from ORIGIN PC

    ORIGIN PC EON17-SLX Laptop

    Introducing the All-New ORIGIN PC EON17-SLX Laptop Powered by Intel’s 6th-Gen “Skylake” Desktop Processors
    and NVIDIA’s New GeForce GTX 980 Desktop GPU!

    Available Today!

    Miami, FL – November, 20, 2015 12:00 PM EST — ORIGIN PC announced today their new EON17-SLX high-performance laptop for gamers, artist, professionals and enthusiasts. The all new EON17-SLX marks the world’s first true desktop replacement laptop with support for full desktop components like Intel’s latest 6th generation Core i7 and i5 “Skylake” desktop processors, NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 980 desktop GPU, and ORIGIN PC’s professional CPU and GPU overclocking services to maximize performance. The new EON17-SLX also features a stunning 17.3" Full HD (1920*1080) display with NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology for a smooth, tear-free mobile gaming experience. Additional features include support for up to 64GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory, up to 4 storage drives including m.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, dual Killer Ethernet E2400 ports and support for NVIDIA SLI. Harness the true power of a desktop with the new ORIGIN PC EON17-SLX today!

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The m.2 form factor is becoming popular for SSDs due to its small size, and, in PCI-E guise, superior performance. As our recent test of the Samsung 950 Pro m.2 SSD has shown, PCI-E m.2 SSDs offer performance many times that of the very best SATA SSDs, so if you’re looking for a storage upgrade, m.2 is definitely the way to go. While m.2 slots are only available on the latest motherboards, SilverStone Technology’s ECM20 m.2 adapter card offers an inexpensive way for older systems to enjoy the performance and space savings of modern m.2 SSDs. Benchmark Reviews tests the ECM20 and compares the performance of a modern m.2 PCI-E SSD on this adapter card with its performance on a native m.2 port."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "We all know who Fatal1ty is. If you don't, what rock have you been under? The original pro gamer's take on Intel's Z170 chipset is provided by none other than ASRock, known for crazy things like motherboards that support 22 hard drives. What happens when the two meet and take gaming needs, not your budget, to the limit?"

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "Two more giveaways before we welcome 2016 and so for our 57th giveaway we have not one but three FX500SE 80 Plus Platinum Certified power supply units by our friends over at HuntKey."

    NikkTech

  • "It's hard to believe this year is nearly over. It feels as if our holiday gift guides are being assembled at an ever more rapid pace. Perhaps that has to do with the non-stop innovation in the tech sector, and our insatiable desire for ever-advancing product development. Each year, the leaps in processing power and graphics performance, in addition to the miniaturization and integration of advanced technologies, seems to constantly push the envelope, which means that there are almost always plenty of suitable upgrade replacements for our favorite gadgets and gizmos. And if you're on the hunt for gifts for a special someone, we think we've got you covered."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have jlakai's “Neun Blanc” build. Here is what they had to say about it, "This will be the first PC I've built in almost a decade. Having built my own computers since the 80's up until early 2000's I switched over to using macs. I will still be using a mac as my main computer but this will be for gaming and video editing / vfx stuff that I enjoy. I've been gathering components since Nov' 14 while researching and buying a lot of different things impulsively but this will be my first real water cooling attempt . The only prior experience I had was on my last build back in 2006 using a Cool-IT Freezone TEC cooler. I decided just go all out and see where this takes me."

    Think Computers

  • "PC Specialist has announced a gaming PC with the shortest name we have ever heard. Ladies and Gentlemen, we present ‘Nox’. There is always a danger that a review of a PC can turn into a list of components and Nox falls under that heading as PC Specialist has selected some top notch hardware and then assembled a high end gaming PC that is ideal for Full HD gaming. Nox can also handle 4K provided you are sensible about image quality settings."

    Kitguru

  • OCInside

    "After the latest Unboxing Video, we have published a new Live-Demo of the Tt eSports Poseidon Z RGB gaming keyboard (German, English transcription). The full review of the Tt eSports Poseidon Z RGB keyboard is coming soon as well."

    OCInside

  • gameworks1a

    From exploring Mount Everest from the safety of home, to designing the next automobile or plane, to watching a sporting event from the perspective of the coaches and players, virtual reality promises to dramatically change the way we experience everyday life. "But delivering VR is a complex challenge, especially since immersive VR requires seven times the graphics processing power compared to traditional 3D apps and games."To solve this problem, NVIDIA today officially released the 1.0 version of two powerful VR software development kits (SDKs): NVIDIA GameWorks™ VR and NVIDIA DesignWorks™ VR.See More

  • NVIDIA VR Platforms Deliver Massive Performance Boost for Virtual Reality

    NVIDIA DesignWorks VR

    GameWorks VR and DesignWorks VR Software Development Kits Officially Released; Include Multi-Res Shading Technology to Boost Performance by up to 50%

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nov. 19, 2015—From exploring Mount Everest from the safety of home, to designing the next automobile or plane, to watching a sporting event from the perspective of the coaches and players, virtual reality promises to dramatically change the way we experience everyday life.

    But delivering VR is a complex challenge, especially since immersive VR requires seven times1 the graphics processing power compared to traditional 3D apps and games.

  • ASUS

    ASUS launches the Strix R9 380X, a new graphics cards built specifically for gamers. "Powered by the latest AMD® Radeon™ R9 380X graphics-processing units (GPUs), the new Strix R9 380X graphics card is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II cooling and Digi+ 8 phase power regulation. The Strix R9 380X is equipped with ASUS-exclusive DirectCU II cooling technology, which features direct-GPU contact heat pipes that outperform reference designs and achieve up to 30% cooler gaming performance."The ASUS Strix R9 380X will be available worldwide from November 19, 2015. MSRP: Strix-R9-380X-OC4G-Gaming: $259.99 (1030MHz) - Strix-R9-380X-4G-Gaming: $239.99. See More

  • ASUS Announces the Strix R9 380X

    ASUS Announces the Strix R9 380X

    -- A new graphics card - built to outperform reference designs in every way --

    KEY POINTS

    • Cool, silent gameplay: DirectCU II with patented wing-blade 0dB fan design for up to 30%-cooler, 3X-quieter operation
    • Enhanced quality and durability: Digi+ VRM with 8-phase Super Alloy Power components for 30% less power noise and 2.5X greater durability
    • Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for easy tweaking and streaming

     

    Fremont, California (November 19, 2015) -- ASUS today announced the Strix R9 380X, a new graphics cards built specifically for gamers. Powered by the latest AMD® Radeon™ R9 380X graphics-processing units (GPUs), the new Strix R9 380X graphics card is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II cooling and Digi+ 8 phase power regulation.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Cooler Master MasterCase 5 offers an evolutionary way of customizing a computer system for any type of purpose. Whether it is for productivity or gaming, the MasterCase 5 is able to be upgraded to any configuration without much problem. With Cooler Master’s new FreeForm Modular System, computer users will now be able to take control in fully customizing the exterior and interior parts of the case."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Today AMD launches their Radeon R9 380X, which is built on the company's fully unlocked Tonga silicon with 2048 shaders. In terms of price and performance the card sits right in the middle of GTX 960 and GTX 970, where it is supposed to capture market share from the green team."

    techPowerUp

  • "In this review we looked at the GSKill TridentZ DDR4 3466Mhz Dual Channel memory kit. These are a new series of high-performance memory designed for the Intel Z170 Skylake platform."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "With Skylake chips still selling through retailers for a significantly greater price than Intel may have intended, the HEDT X99 platform quickly becomes an even more appealing option to power users. The six-core Haswell-E 5820K is faster than Skylake’s flagship 6700K and is available for around £40 less. The next critical item in a similarly-priced Haswell-E vs Skylake build is a cost-effective X99 motherboard. Enter MSI’s X99A SLI Plus."

    Kitguru

  • "When it comes to a new build I always keep cooling in mind. Not every rig I build has custom water reservoirs, custom piping or fancy radiators. Sometimes I just need a machine to work without spending an enormous amount of cash on custom parts. I find that All in One (AIO) cooling systems are easy to install, work well and without any maintenance. With AIO systems you are up and running in a matter or minutes and a fraction of price. I am going to be taking a look at one of the newest products from Enermax, Liqmax II 120s. Liqmax II 120s is a All in One (AIO) one CPU water cooling system that could be used with Intel or AMD CPU chips."

    Modders-Inc

  • "EVGA recently introduced three new Platinum certified power supplies in their popular SuperNOVA line, the 650P2, 750P2 and 850P2. All three power supplies are 80 Plus Platinum certified for high efficiency and feature all modular cables, high-quality Japanese brand capacitors, and a quiet 140mm cooling fan (with the ability to operate in silent, fan-less mode at low to mid power levels). And in addition to delivering excellent performance with quiet operation, these new power supplies are backed by a 10-year warranty!"

    PC Perspective

  • "AMD's Radeon R9 380X graphics card brings a more volcanic Tonga GPU to the under-$250 graphics card party. We tested the R9 380X using our famous frame-time-based metrics to see how this card compares to its natural competitor from Nvidia, the GeForce GTX 960 with 4GB of RAM."

    The Tech Report

  • "AMD is poised to make a lot of noise as we head into the holiday shopping season. The Radeon Technology Group has already announced its Radeon Software Crimson Edition, which completely revamps the company’s GPU software suite, and promises improved stability and performance. And that insane, dual-Fiji powered graphics card we had the opportunity to show you back during E3 in June, probably isn’t too far off either. Today though, it’s the mid-range GPU market that’s getting a shot of adrenaline."

    Hot Hardware

  • The SSD Review

    "Our newest NVMe report tries to tackle the complexities of M.2 NVMe upgrade as well as RAID and creating such a RAID to run as the system boot drive. In this report, we benchmark two Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSDs, three NVMe SSDs and then provide a full explanation on what to do in order to create either of these RAID configurations as a boot drive."

    The SSD Review

  • "With all the fancy electronics we have around us these days the number one priority to this wireless world is keeping our devices charged. iClever has blessed us with some assistance from there outstanding SmartID technology put into two of their newest chargers. The iClever Dual USB Wall Charger and the 4-Port USB Travel Desktop Charger."

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "Back in June we took a look at Thermaltake’s Suppressor F51 was and we were quite impressed. So impressed that we gave it a perfect 10 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award. The case is actually still in use as the case for our video encoding machine since it is so quiet. Today Thermaltake brings us the Suppressor F31 which is a small step down from the F51 as it only supports motherboards up to ATX, has a different fan configuration, and less hard drive space. Thermaltake has actually taken the time to re-tool the case and make it wider for easy cable routing behind the motherboard tray, and they have created some pretty cool accessories for the case as well. Let's take a look and see what they've done!"

    Think Computers

  • BitFenix

    The BitFenix case family sees itself expanded today with the launch of the new Pandora ATX. As the name suggests, it is an ATX version of the already launched Pandora, which combines high-class aesthetics with supreme functionality in a compact form factor. " The Pandora ATX offers the same much-loved unique styling, but combines it with housing capabilities for full-sized ATX motherboards and one 360mm radiator, to form a versatile base for any DIY projects."See More

  • ADATA® Technology

    ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the ICFS332 industrial CFast card, which combines the form factor of a CF card with a high speed SATA interface to deliver reliability and secure operation for a wide range of industrial equipment applications. "The ICFS332 uses an industrial-grade SATA III interface and is available in 8GB to 64GB capacities. It has been designed for a plethora of scenarios. These include energy, automation, surveillance, transportation, networking, medical devices, and much more!"See More

  • ADATA Launches the ICFS332 Industrial CFast Card

    ADATA Launches the ICFS332 Industrial CFast Card

    Outstanding-Performance CFast Enhanced with Advanced Features

    Taipei, Taiwan – November 19, 2015 –ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the ICFS332 industrial CFast card, which combines the form factor of a CF card with a high speed SATA interface to deliver reliability and secure operation for a wide range of industrial equipment applications.

  • Introducing the BitFenix Pandora ATX

    Introducing the BitFenix Pandora ATX

    Taipei, Taiwan – The BitFenix case family sees itself expanded today with the launch of the new Pandora ATX. As the name suggests, it is an ATX version of the already launched Pandora, which combines high-class aesthetics with supreme functionality in a compact form factor. The Pandora ATX offers the same much-loved unique styling, but combines it with housing capabilities for full-sized ATX motherboards and one 360mm radiator, to form a versatile base for any DIY projects.

  • "We have the pleasure of reviewing the anidees AI4 today, which pretty much looks like a shrunken AI6 chassis. Unlike some other cases from the brand, the AI4 is only available in black, yet anidees has, on the other hand, done a great job in keeping the exterior look and feel while also making sure to include a good set of features."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "Where i live we may not have the freedom to have guns at home or carry them around for personal protection but that doesn't mean there aren't many other ways for someone to increase the level of security both at home and at work. One of the easiest ways and also one we've focused on quite a bit over the years is the installation of an IP camera which people can use to live stream everything it sees either onto their computer or their mobile devices via both wired and wireless modes. However there are many aspects one needs to take into account before getting an IP camera aside connectivity such as enclosure quality/endurance, enclosure type (bullet or dome), usage (indoor or outdoor), recording resolution, lens angle, night vision range, microSD/SD card recording, available software features and last but not least warranty period. As part of our review schedule inside 2015 we received the LCAB03VLNOD 1080p 3MP Outdoor Night Vision Bullet Camera by Linksys and today several months later (sorry for that Linksys) we can finally post our review."

    NikkTech

  • NERO

    Today’s world is a world immersed in technology. Every day, we create digital snapshots of many facets of our lives and share them with others. Whether we post information online or share file via mobile devices, we risk losing that information when our digital devices fail or are lost. The elder generation have a point when they say that the younger generations of today will be ones of lost memories. "Nero offer solutions for save those precious memories while at the same time helping you make the most out of them."See More

  • Think Computers

    "For the longest time Mushkin was a company that was leading the game when it came to computer memory. When they released a new kit it was what everyone was talking about and most people I knew had Mushkin memory. I am not sure what happened but Mushkin was not talked about as much and many people I knew moved on to other brands for their computer memory. Well Mushkin wants you to think about them again when it comes to computer memory and today we have their latest DDR4 Blackline memory on the review block today! Today we are taking a look at the 997207T kit which is an 8GB (2x4GB) kit that runs at 2800 MHz with timings of 16-16-16-36 at 1.2V. Did I mention this kit has a pretty nifty heatspreader as well? Let's take a look!"

    Think Computers

  • "The RP-AC56 is a 2×2 802.11ac wireless extender, designed to compete with and outperform typically affordable offerings. It's an upgrade from Asus’ older AC750 model, and comes with a nifty music streaming function, for wireless audio playback from a tablet or smartphone."

    Kitguru

  • "As time moves forward, it seems there is a cycle in the size of devices and their accessories. First they get smaller and smaller and then for some reason, we as consumers want the devices to get larger. When it comes to taking music with us on the go, I find that most ear bud style headsets miss the mark in truly representing the sounds the device is playing. Don't get me wrong, they sound OK and are fine when you’re running through the park or on a treadmill or working out in the gym. Their light weight is ideal for those type of activities. The popularity of over and on the ear headphones is increasing as evidenced by the amount of products in the marketplace. Thermaltake has an outstanding headset line with the Cronos series and has released a more mobile friendly version with the Cronos Go. The Cronos Go is designed as a dual purpose headset with a smaller size to ease with portability but yet retaining the sound performance of the other headsets in the Cronos product lineup."

    Modders-Inc

  • The Path Forward for Accelerated Computing at SC15

  • Nero for Everyone! - Part 1

    Nero for Everyone! - Part 1

    Edit and save your memories with Nero MediaHome
    Today’s world is a world immersed in technology. Every day, we create digital snapshots of many facets of our lives and share them with others. Whether we post information online or share file via mobile devices, we risk losing that information when our digital devices fail or are lost. The elder generation have a point when they say that the younger generations of today will be ones of lost memories

  • OtterBox

    Gifting a diverse group of friends and family can be time consuming and nerve wracking. Luckily, chances are everyone on your list has one thing in common – smartphone dependence. OtterBox makes gift giving easy with a protective case style for everyone on your list. "Starting Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, enjoy 40 percent off Defender Series, Resurgence Power Case and Symmetry Series, 30 percent off Commuter Series and Alpha Glass, 20 percent off MySymmetry Series and Strada Series, 15 percent off tablet cases and 20 percent off Commuter Series Wallet cases."See More

  • ArrayFire

    ArrayFire announces the release of ArrayFire v3.2. "This release coincides with the 1-year anniversary of its release as an open source product. Notes on the first year of open source have been published on the ArrayFire blog. "This new version features an all new unified backend. The unified backend allows use of more than one of ArrayFire’s backends, which include CPU, CUDA, and OpenCL, in the same program. This release also features support for 16-bit integer types, additional visualization APIs, and new computer vision and image processing functions. ArrayFire now also supports the new NVIDIA Jetson TX1 with its CPU and CUDA backends."See More

  • OtterBox Gifts for Everyone on the List

    OtterBox Gifts for Everyone on the List

    Gifting a diverse group of friends and family can be time consuming and nerve wracking. Luckily, chances are everyone on your list has one thing in common – smartphone dependence. OtterBox makes gift giving easy with a protective case style for everyone on your list.

    Starting Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, enjoy 40 percent off Defender Series, Resurgence Power Case and Symmetry Series, 30 percent off Commuter Series and Alpha Glass, 20 percent off MySymmetry Series and Strada Series, 15 percent off tablet cases and 20 percent off Commuter Series Wallet cases.*

  • Patriot

    Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, USB/flash memory, SSDs, mobile accessories, and gaming peripherals today announced the Viper Elite DDR4 memory intended for the latest Intel® 100 series platform. "The Viper Elite is Patriot’s latest offering of DDR4 aimed at consumers looking to upgrade their systems without emptying their pockets. Available in red, blue and grey 16GB (2x8GB) and 8GB (2x4GB) dual kits and a 64GB (4x16GB) quad kit and 32GB (2x16GB) dual kit, in grey only, the Viper Elite pulls as low as 1.2V and as high as 1.35V to allow for ideal power consumption."See More

  • ArrayFire v3.2 Released on its 1-Year Open Source Anniversary

    ArrayFire v3.2 Released on its 1-Year Open Source Anniversary

    Atlanta, GA – November 17, 2015 – Today we announce the release of ArrayFire v3.2. This release coincides with the 1-year anniversary of its release as an open source product. Notes on the first year of open sourcehave been published on the ArrayFire blog.

  • Patriot Releases Viper Elite DDR4 Memory

    Patriot Releases Viper Elite DDR4 Memory

    Bringing Affordable DDR4 to Consumers without Sacrificing Performance

    Fremont, Calif., USA – November 18, 2015 - Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, USB/flash memory, SSDs, mobile accessories, and gaming peripherals today announced the Viper Elite DDR4 memory intended for the latest Intel® 100 series platform.

  • Meet Spot - by iSmartAlarm

    Meet Spot - by iSmartAlarm

    Spot is a new way to monitor your home - Easy to use, packed with capabilities, and affordable. Spot is a smart home camera, but WAY more than that too. Spot is your new friend, your watchdog, your eyes, your ears, your intercom, your link to your home, and your new family member.

  • A battle for the fate of the galaxy should be met with Fury

    A battle for the fate of the galaxy should be met with FuryStar Wars™ Battlefront™ game code with the purchase of AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury graphics.*

  • NVIDIA GeForce

    Star Wars™ Battlefront™, the year's most anticipated multiplayer game, has finally arrived! "If you have a GeForce GTX GPU, the latest GeForce Game Ready 358.91 WHQL video card driver ,and GeForce Experience, you’ll get the definitive Star Wars Battlefront experience the second the game launches, and 60 FPS Optimal Playable Settings."

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Just a few months ago, full RGB mechanical keyboards were rare beasts, and the inclusion of full per-key RGB lighting commanded a very high price, with some keyboards selling for almost $200.00. Now, prices are coming down rapidly and vendors are starting to compete on features, but how many more features are there left to add? Today Benchmark Reviews looks at the latest entry in the “full color per-key RGB keyboard” market, Thermaltake's Poseidon Z RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • BigBruin

    "The D-Link DCS-2210L HD PoE IP camera has just about every feature one might be looking for with one exception; it is wired only. If you want/need wireless you need to step up to the DCS-2230 but you will give up the PoE. But, for many like myself, a PoE camera offers a lot a flexibility since you only need to run a single cable and you don't have to worry about wireless signal strength where you want to mount the camera."

    BigBruin

  • "Corsair adds to its portfolio with yet another PSU line, the RMx series - the RMi line without the digital interface or an FDB fan in order to reduce cost. Today, we will test and compare the RM1000x to the competition in its category."

    techPowerUp

  • TechnologyX

    "Searching out the right set of in-ear headphones can be repetitive and expensive for music lovers. Finding the right fit is close to impossible and when found, the sound is inevitably not there. Or…just when you like the sound, quality is questionable, the buds don’t feel right with any time in-ear or, well yes, they just fall out. My search for ‘the perfect buds’ centers on a fit that provides the comfort needed for many 10-plus hour flights, sound that provides as much of a balance as it does a warmth, and also, I don’t want the mix of music and the outside world when I am listening. My music is my escape, as brief as it may be. Sennheiser seems to have heard my call in their build of the Momentum M2 IEi In-ear Headphones."

    TechnologyX

  • "In Win is one of those manufacturers which really dare to innovate within their growing lineup of computer cases. Last year they stole the show with their highly acclaimed S-Frame, an open air chassis made from a single sheet of aluminium. Of course these high tech cases come at a cost! This year at Computex they surprised friend and foe again with the H-frame case; compare it with a transformer case, that can open and close allowing to access the innards. It is quite expensive but nevertheless a stunning concept case that will be produced in limited numbers. Today however we are taking a look at one of their more affordable nevertheless breathtaking case solution, the IN WIN 805 Mid-tower case."

    Madshrimps

  • "HTC has been accused of copying Apple's iPhone 6/6s design with its latest smartphone, the One A9. That's not exactly a fair accusation however, since the iPhone 6 has many of the same design aesthetics as some of HTC's previous One flagship phones, particularly the One M7 which launched in 2013. Regardless of where the design inspiration for the One A9 originated, one thing is certain: the One A9 is a good-looking smartphone with an all-metal unibody design and four attractive colors, which include Deep Garnet, Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, and Topaz Gold. All drama aside, the HTC One A9 is a mid-range handset that is powered by Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor and features a 5-inch edge-to-edge Full HD AMOLED display that's covered in Gorilla Glass 4."

    Hot Hardware

  • "We have been asked for our opinions on gaming/racing chairs plenty of times throughout the year, though we had yet to review one. Today, that changes as we are taking a look at the SL4000 Racing Chair from Vertagear – a newcomer to the market. Is the chair worth its £215 asking price?"

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "The term Steam Machine is something we’ve been hearing for a while now, but the actual real Steam Machines are only coming out now. A Steam Machine is meant to bridge the gap between a console gamer and traditional PC gamer. It brings the Steam experience and Steam’s vast library of games to the living room. Even if you are a traditional PC gamer there are times you just want to sit in front of the TV and play some games. Many people have already done this by building their own HTPC system, but these are bulky and more often than not underpowered. Steam Machines are designed to be smaller than most current-generation consoles, which means you can easily add them to your home theater setup. A true Steam Machine is powered by SteamOS and comes with an official Steam Controller. Today we are looking at Alienware’s Steam Machine (model: ASM100-2980BLK) which is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU with 2GB of memory, 8GB of DDR3 memory, and a 1 TB hard drive. Come on this adventurewith us as we see what Alienware’s Steam Machine and the SteamOS is all about."

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "Today, we have published a new unboxing video for the Tt eSports Poseidon Z RGB gaming keyboard here on OCinside.de (German, English transcription). The full review of the Tt eSports Poseidon Z RGB keyboard is coming soon as well."

    OCInside

  • "It seems that the minimalist design is starting to become more and more popular these days. There are still a few companies out there that make what we call pre-modded cases (Those are the ones with all the aggressive angles and funky shaped window panels) but, for the most part most of the modern cases are very minimalist. That just means that much more blank canvas to work with. A few months ago we reviewed the Phanteks Evolv ATX and now Phanteks has come out with a new “Galaxy Silver” model. Other than the new galaxy silver color, it’s pretty much identical to it’s anthracite brother."

    Modders-Inc

  • ADATA

    ADATA® Technology is pleased to confirm participation in SPS IPC Drives 2015, Europe’s leading industrial PC and automation trade show from Nov. 24 to 26 in Nuremberg, Germany. "ADATA is ready to display a wide selection of industrial products that help customers create smart manufacturing with a high degree of connectivity, automation, and control. Smart industry depends on reliable memory and storage to drive it forward, and ADATA is at the forefront of providing these."See More

  • Accelstore

    AccelStor announces its attendance at SC15, the International Conference for High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis. From November 16th to 19th, 2015 in Austin, Texas, AccelStor will be at booth 2209 in the Austin Convention Center showcasing its 1U model, NeoSapphire 3505, and 2U model, NeoSapphire 3413, and demonstrating HPC storage acceleration using all-flash arrays. "In addition to its main exhibit, AccelStor's Vice President of Research and Development, Dr. Weafon Tsao, is holding a speech session on Thursday, November 19th at the Exhibitor Forum to debunk common myths surrounding all-flash storage and introduce AccelStor's software-defined approach to flash acceleration."See More

  • AVerMedia

    "AVerMedia the foremost designer and manufacturer of multimedia products has introduced the Trinity 77W Ballista series speakers. Trinity speakers are 77W speakers specifically designed for the gaming enthusiast looking for a gorgeous audio experience. Big beautiful bass sounds complementing the gracefully detailed audio profiles for FPS, ACT, or RPG gaming are all available through the Trinity Gaming Speakers."See More

  • E4 Computer Engineering announces production availability and customer shipment of ARKA Server Platforms with Cavium ThunderX™ ARMv8 Workload-Optimized Processors

    Cavium, Inc.

    AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17, 2015  -- E4 Computer Engineering, a leading Italian manufacturer of hardware solutions for high performance and data center computing, today announced public availability and deployment of Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) ThunderX-based ARKA servers. Customers can place orders today for one-socket and two-socket ARKA platforms in multiple chassis configurations based on Cavium ThunderX ARMv8 workload-optimized CPUs.

  • QNAP Releases Qphoto Mobile App for iOS, Customizing User Interface for iPad
    and Supporting CloudLink for Easy Remote Access

    QNAP Releases Qphoto Mobile App for iOS

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 17, 2015 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the Qphoto mobile app for iOS®, allowing users to conveniently browse, upload, download and share photos stored on a QNAP NAS with their iPhone or iPad devices on the go.

  • ADATA Showcases Full Industrial Product Range at SPS IPC Drives 2015

    ADATA Showcases Full Industrial Product Range at SPS IPC Drives 2015

    High endurance storage and memory as engines of Industry 4.0

    Taipei, Taiwan – Nov. 17, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, is pleased to confirm participation in SPS IPC Drives 2015, Europe’s leading industrial PC and automation trade show from Nov. 24 to 26 in Nuremberg, Germany. ADATA is ready to display a wide selection of industrial products that help customers create smart manufacturing with a high degree of connectivity, automation, and control. Smart industry depends on reliable memory and storage to drive it forward, and ADATA is at the forefront of providing these.

  • AccelStor Demonstrating and Speaking on HPC Storage Acceleration at SC15

    AccelStor Demonstrating and Speaking on HPC Storage Acceleration at SC15
    Showcasing NeoSapphire Models for HPC Applications and Debunking Common Myths Surrounding All-Flash Performance

    November 17, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – AccelStor, the software-defined all-flash array provider, announces its attendance at SC15, the International Conference for High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis. From November 16th to 19th, 2015 in Austin, Texas, AccelStor will be at booth 2209 in the Austin Convention Center showcasing its 1U model, NeoSapphire 3505, and 2U model, NeoSapphire 3413, and demonstrating HPC storage acceleration using all-flash arrays. In addition to its main exhibit, AccelStor's Vice President of Research and Development, Dr. Weafon Tsao, is holding a speech session on Thursday, November 19th at the Exhibitor Forum to debunk common myths surrounding all-flash storage and introduce AccelStor's software-defined approach to flash acceleration.

  • Trinity 77W Gaming Speakers

    AverMedia Trinity 77W Ballista series
    Titanic Gaming Speaker Power Unleashed

    New Taipei City (November 17, 2015)—AVerMedia the foremost designer and manufacturer of multimedia products has introduced the Trinity 77W Ballista series speakers. Trinity speakers are 77W speakers specifically designed for the gaming enthusiast looking for a gorgeous audio experience. Big beautiful bass sounds complementing the gracefully detailed audio profiles for FPS, ACT, or RPG gaming are all available through the Trinity Gaming Speakers.

  • AppliedMicro

    Applied Micro Circuits Corporation a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, announced that E4 Computer Engineering, a leading supplier of customized solutions for high performance computing and enterprise data centers, is collaborating with AppliedMicro on X-Gene platforms based on ARMv8-A architecture. "E4 manufactures and markets two types of systems based on the X-Gene Server-on-aChip® solution: a 1U single socket solution and a 2U single socket, both with support for dual NVIDIA GPUs, delivering leading-edge performance and power-efficiency suitable for cost-effective scale-out high-performance computing (HPC) deployments."See More

  • ICY DOCK

    ICY DOCK wants to hear from YOU! And they need you to help them decide which product should be the next giveaway prize. "Simply cast your vote, ask your friends to vote, ask your family to vote, ask your significant others to vote and earn a chance to win $100 Amazon Giftcard! Your choice matter to ICY DOCK and the most voted product will be the prize for the next giveaway."See More

  • Scythe

    Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces the availability of it’s new Fuma Twin-Tower CPU-Cooler. "The new model combines a compact Twin-Tower design with total height of mere 149 millimeters and impressive cooling performance. The compact tower-design allows the Scythe Fuma to easily fit into most on-market PC chassis, making it a great choice for both enthusiast and gaming systems. Fuma is supplied with two Scythe Slip Stream 120-mm PWM fans and another fan clip set for a third fan." The Scythe Fuma (Model No. SCFM-1000) CPU Cooler is available as of today. Suggested retail price is set at 39,00 EUR (excl. Taxes). See More

  • NVIDIA

    Today’s list of the world’s TOP500 supercomputers shows the extent to which accelerated systems are shaping the future of the industry. "For the first time, more than 100 accelerated systems are on the list of the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers, accounting for 143 petaflops, over one-third of the list’s total FLOPS. NVIDIA® Tesla® GPU-based supercomputers comprise 70 of these systems – including 23 of the 24 new systems on the list – reflecting compound annual growth of nearly 50 percent over the past five years."See More

  • Sharkoon

    The solid Sharkoon BW9000 ATX Midi Tower scores with its elegant design and impressive functionality. Tool-free installation of nearly all components saves time and allows effortless assembly of individual PC systems. "In addition, the BW9000 is well prepared for the installation of professional water cooling systems and offers plenty of space for radiators, bulky CPU cooler and extra-long graphics cards." The BW9000-W is available in both black and white. The Value version comes with a closed side panel made from metal and is available in black.See More

  • Shuttle

    Originally launched five years ago, the Shuttle XS-Series of fanless computers is now the longest-serving family of products in the company’s range of machines. New versions of the XS35 and XS36, packed with the latest of features, have been introduced at regular intervals with the fifth generation becoming available today. "Both versions sport an Intel Celeron N3050 dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and support up to 8 GB of DDR3L memory on one SO-DIMM slot. Both the XS35V5 Pro and XS36V5 come with a card reader, WLAN and Intel Gigabit Ethernet already built in. 2x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA and audio connections are provided at the front and rear. Inside the chassis of the XS35V5 Pro sits a conventional USB 2.0 port that can be fitted with a USB stick or other USB expansions. The two serial interfaces on the front panel of the XS36V5 are ideally suitable for machine and device control applications."See More

  • Vote Your Favorite ICY DOCK Product For $100 Giftcard Giveaway! (11/16/2015 to 11/30/2015)

    Vote Your Favorite ICY DOCK Product For $100 Giftcard Giveaway! (11/16/2015 to 11/30/2015)
    We want to hear from YOU! We need you to help us decide which product should be the next giveaway prize. Simply cast your vote, ask your friends to vote, ask your family to vote, ask your significant others to vote and earn a chance to win $100 Amazon Giftcard! Your choice matter to us and the most voted product will be the prize for the next giveaway. Stay tuned for round 2 of the giveaway!

  • AppliedMicro Collaborates with E4 Computer Engineering on X-Gene®
    Production Platforms and X-Gene 2 Evaluation Platforms

    AppliedMicro Collaborates with E4 Computer Engineering on X-Gene® Production Platforms and X-Gene 2 Evaluation Platforms

    AppliedMicro’s X-Gene SoCs Enable New Levels of Performance and Power Efficiency and
    X-Gene 2 Platforms are Now Available for Evaluation by Customers of E4 Computer Engineering

    Santa Clara, CA (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Nov. 16, 2015 – Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced that E4 Computer Engineering, a leading supplier of customized solutions for high performance computing and enterprise data centers, is collaborating with AppliedMicro on X-Gene platforms based on ARMv8-A architecture.

  • Scythe releases Fuma Twin-Tower CPU Cooler

    Scythe releases Fuma Twin-Tower CPU Cooler

    16.11.2015, Oststeinbek (Germany) – Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces the availability of it’s new Fuma Twin-Tower CPU-Cooler. The new model combines a compact Twin-Tower design with total height of mere 149 millimeters and impressive cooling performance. The compact tower-design allows the Scythe Fuma to easily fit into most on-market PC chassis, making it a great choice for both enthusiast and gaming systems. Fuma is supplied with two Scythe Slip Stream 120-mm PWM fans and another fan clip set for a third fan.

  • "Zotac's GeForce GTX 980 Ti Amp Extreme is one of the fastest custom-design GTX 980 Ti cards out there, yet comes at a relatively affordable price increase - unlike its competitors like MSI Lightning or ASUS Matrix."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "Whether it's CPUs, graphics cards, hard disk drives, solid state drives, mainboards, peripherals, consoles, media players, LCD screens and pretty much everything in the electronics industry there's one constant that applies to all regardless. When the newest models get released prices of the previous generation ones (and the ones before) take a serious hit. Because of that although currently we even have 8TB external 3.5" Desktop HDDs in the market (even higher capacity models in RAID) what are really popular amongst most consumers are the previous generation 4/5TB models which have become very affordable after having their prices cut more than just once. Toshiba released their latest Canvio Desk line of Desktop USB 3.0 hard drives a while back and again although the top of the line model features 6TB of available capacity today we're taking a look at the 4TB one."

    NikkTech

  • "DEEPCOOL's Gabriel is part of their Gamer Storm series of products, and this low-profile design is rated up to 95 W to keep the latest processors cool under load. So how does it perform? We'll take a close look at the performance of this mini-ITX inspired air cooler in today's review."

    PC Perspective

  • "With Christmas turning the corner soon kids are on the prowl for the coolest and newest toys out there. That doesn’t exclude the techy ones, even at a young age they’ll be idolizing you for the cool gizmo’s and gadgets you've been acquiring yourself via our site. Well KIDZ GEAR has developed some cool headphones for little ones, two and up so they can listen to music just like mom and dad."

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "Water cooling while extremely effective and often times beautiful to look at can be entirely overwhelming especially if you are new to the hobby obsession. Fortunately we here at ThinkComputers have your back! We will be imparting our years of water cooling knowledge and experience to you in a series we’re calling: Water Cooling 101. Follow along and we’ll help you pick out the best parts for you, show you how to install those parts, and have your own loop up, running, and free of air bubbles in no time. Welcome to Water Cooling 101!"

    Think Computers

  • "Asus aims to pull off a neat trick with the Republic Of Gamers G20AJ. They have taken a desktop Core i7 CPU and a desktop GTX 970 graphics card and crammed the two of them into a tiny 12.5-litre chassis that appears to be a similar size as a Sony PlayStation 4."

    Kitguru

  • OCInside

    "Today, a new unboxing video for the ASRock Z170 OC Formula Intel LGA1151 motherboard with many overclocking features is published on OCinside.de (German, English transcription). The detailed ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboard review is coming soon as well."

    OCInside

  • "While the VOID Stereo is compatible with a wide selection of devices which can output analog audio signal, the quality of the sound is also often influenced by the source. We have connected the headset to our trusty Sound Blaster ZxR sound card and watched some movies, several YouTube clips but also some of the latest TV Shows like Gotham, Grimm, The Walking Dead and so on. The main conclusion is that with the right sound card settings and enhancements, the Stereo is going to sound pretty good but this is also thanks to the 50mm-large Neodymium drivers it incorporates that are also used on the more expensive models. Talking about the microphone, if the sound card from our setup does not add additional noise to the signal as in our test system, it will sound crystal clear and basically produce the same results as with the VOID Wireless. During our Skype test calls for several hours, the person on the other end of the line confirmed that we were being heard just fine."

    Madshrimps

  • Accelerator Use Surges in World’s Top Supercomputers

    NVIDIA GPU Applications

    More Than 100 Accelerated Systems Now on TOP500 List

    TOP500 Highlights

    • One-third of FLOPS now powered by accelerators
    • NVIDIA Tesla GPUs sweep 23 of 24 new accelerated supercomputers
    • Tesla supercomputers growing at 48% CAGR over past five years

     

    AUSTIN, Texas—SC15—Nov. 16, 2015—Today’s list of the world’s TOP500 supercomputers shows the extent to which accelerated systems are shaping the future of the industry.

  • Sharkoon BW9000 ATX Mid Tower Case Announced

    Sharkoon BW9000 ATX Mid Tower Case Announced

     

    • Sharkoon BW9000 ATX Midi Tower
    • Tool-Free Installation
    • Cable Management System With Rubberized Cable Protection
    • Pre-Installed Dust Filters
    • Window and Value Versions Available
    • MSRP from 67.90 €


    Stylish appearance: The solid Sharkoon BW9000 ATX Midi Tower scores with its elegant design and impressive functionality. Tool-free installation of nearly all components saves time and allows effortless assembly of individual PC systems. In addition, the BW9000 is well prepared for the installation of professional water cooling systems and offers plenty of space for radiators, bulky CPU cooler and extra-long graphics cards. Three easily accessible dust filters simplify the cleaning process of the system. Two pre-installed 140 mm fans hide behind the minimalist front with mesh elements. A 120 mm fan is pre-installed on the rear panel of the Value version. In the Window version a 120 mm LED fan is pre-installed. The indirect spot lighting of the front panel as well as the acrylic side panel of the Window version underlines the tasteful look of the case. The BW9000-W is available in both black and white. The Value version comes with a closed side panel made from metal and is available in black.

  • Shuttle Refreshes XS-Series of Fanless 1-Litre PCs

    Shuttle Refreshes XS-Series of Fanless 1-Litre PCs

    Shuttle refreshes fanless 1-litre PCs with new energy-saving processors

    Elmshorn, Germany, 2015-11-10 – Originally launched five years ago, the Shuttle XS-Series of fanless computers is now the longest-serving family of products in the company’s range of machines. New versions of the XS35 and XS36, packed with the latest of features, have been introduced at regular intervals with the fifth generation becoming available today.

  • "CM Storm's newest in-ear is a refined version of the original Pitch they launched a while ago. The bundle has been updated, and the price has stayed the same. We take it for a spin to see how it compares to other budget friendly offerings."

    techPowerUp

  • "Fallout 4 is finally here. Channeling its best 50's era paranoia and the allure of a warm, radiation-free bomb shelter, Bethesda’s newest RPG tells us doomsday prepping and cryogenics actually work—yay! Well, that is until they malfunction and you’re thrust topside to an irradiated, post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with vile mutated everything, all gunning and clawing for you. It’s no surprise for us PC folks that the PC version of Fallout 4 offers the most definitive experience by far, and allows the new engine to really shine. Unfortunately, consoles are locked at 1080p at 30fps, with lower levels of in-game image quality. However, though the game is not without is fair share of bugs and in-game quirkiness, it scales very well with mid-range hardware."

    Hot Hardware

  • "It's not often we come across a piece of luxury in the tech industry. Actually much of the industry tries to sell you faux-luxury, or plastic components with a sleek and slick finish to make it appear like it's worth much more than you paid for it. This is not the case with the new Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Mid Tower Chassis!"

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have BS MODS' “Fallout Vault-Tec Build” build. Here is what they had to say about it, "We had to pick a game based theme and we wanted something with a well-established fan base. Fallout 4 is scheduled to come out soon and has great lore to work with. Our build is more Fallout in general, but most of the build inspiration came from the Fallout 4 trailer. We focused on just the Vault-Tec side of Fallout."

    Think Computers

  • "If you are in the market for a powerful sub £300 graphics card AMD’s R9 390 still bears serious consideration. Right now there are some partner cards available at very competitive price points – the PowerColor R9 390 PCS+ that we look at today for instance, is currently available at only £250 inc vat. This card is supplied in an overclocked state and it ships with a proprietary triple fan, custom cooling solution. Is it worth a shortlist for a pre-Christmas upgrade?"

    Kitguru

  • ART DIRECTOR OF BIOSHOCK INFINITE AND THE LAST OF US JOINS OTHERSIDE

    Art Director Nate Wells Joins OtherSide Entertainment

    CONCORD, MASS – November 13, 2015 – OtherSide Entertainment is proud to announce that former Irrational Games & Naughty Dog Art Director Nate Wells will helm the Studio Art Director position.

  • ASUS Announces RT-AC88U

    ASUS RT-AC88U Dual-Band AC3100 Gigabit Router

    Latest-generation AC3100-class router offers speeds up to 3167Mbit/s, wide coverage, built-in game accelerator, and 8 Gigabit LAN ports for smart home connectivity

    KEY POINTS

    • Dual-band AC3100-class 4×4 router with combined total speeds of up to 3167Mbit/s enabled by Broadcom NitroQAM technology
    • AiRadar with beamforming uses 4 external antennas for unrivaled multi-device performance and stable, reliable coverage
    • 8 Gigabit LAN ports, powerful Link Aggregation support plus USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 ports make it the ideal choice for multi-device smart homes
    • World’s first built-in game accelerator powered by WTFast GPN uses an exclusive private network for smooth & uninterrupted online gaming

     

    Taipei, Taiwan (12th November, 2015) — ASUS today announced RT-AC88U, an ultra-fast AC3100-class dual-band 802.11ac wireless router with a four-transmit, four-receive (4×4) antenna configuration.

  • BIOSTAR

    BIOSTAR announces its latest motherboard designed for Intel 6th-generation processor which offers a packed array of features perfect for gaming and entertainment."The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi H170S3H features Hi-Fi Audio, Hi-Fi Power and 3D Hi-Fi to fully maximize your listening experience. This coupled with the full barrage of BIOSTAR enhancements, gives you the ultimate value for your gaming build without breaking the bank. Native support for PCI-E M.2 allows you to arm yourself with high-speed M.2 storage and choosing H170 gets you more USB3.0 ports along with native PCI-E RAID0 and RAID1 support. The board supports DDR3 memory so no need to change DIMMs when you upgrade your PC."See More

  • SP / Silicon Power

    SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the SP xDrive Z30 Lightning dual USB flash drive." The Z30 features the dual-access application with a Lightning connector and a USB 3.0 connector. By combining the two interfaces together, the Z30 can not only instantly free up the storage of iOS mobile devices at little cost but also act as a perfect bridge to link all data saved in your desktops, laptops and iOS devices."See More

  • BIOSTAR Hi-Fi H170S3H, RICH WITH FEATURES FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE

    BIOSTAR Announces Hi-Fi H170S3H Motherboard

    Packed features for an exceptional experience at an excellent value

    November 16th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR announces its latest motherboard designed for Intel 6th-generation processor which offers a packed array of features perfect for gaming and entertainment. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi H170S3H features Hi-Fi Audio, Hi-Fi Power and 3D Hi-Fi to fully maximize your listening experience. This coupled with the full barrage of BIOSTAR enhancements, gives you the ultimate value for your gaming build without breaking the bank. Native support for PCI-E M.2 allows you to arm yourself with high-speed M.2 storage and choosing H170 gets you more USB3.0 ports along with native PCI-E RAID0 and RAID1 support. The board supports DDR3 memory so no need to change DIMMs when you upgrade your PC.

  • Silicon Power Unveils the SP xDrive Z30 Lightning Dual Flash Drive for Apple Devices

    Silicon Power Unveils the SP xDrive Z30 Lightning Dual Flash Drive for Apple Devices

    Taipei, Taiwan – November 11th, 2015 – SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the SP xDrive Z30 Lightning dual USB flash drive. The Z30 features the dual-access application with a Lightning connector and a USB 3.0 connector. By combining the two interfaces together, the Z30 can not only instantly free up the storage of iOS mobile devices at little cost but also act as a perfect bridge to link all data saved in your desktops, laptops and iOS devices. Furthermore, the SP xDrive Z30 is approved by the MFi licensing program (Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad) to ensure high quality and safety.

  • ACER

    Acer America has brought the Acer B346CK and Acer B346C displays to the United States, delivering stunning image quality in a 34-inch ultra-wide panel. The Acer B346CK features QHD (3440×1440@60hz) resolution and the Acer B346C touts FHD (2560×1080 @ 60Hz) resolution. "The high quality images combined with the ultra-wide 34-inch panels, make these new displays ideal for those who work with graphic intensive applications, such as art directors, photographers, videographers and website professionals as well as consumers who enjoy photography and video editing."See More

  • Mad Catz

    Mad Catz announces the shipping of the F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1, a new tournament quality 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset optimized for competitive multiplayer gamers with an unrivaled level of audio personalization and an advanced dual microphone system for precision communication with teammates. "Compatible across PC, the latest gaming consoles and smart devices, the F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1 is the ideal tournament ally no matter what game you play to win."See More

  • Acer Delivers 34-Inch Ultra-Wide QHD and FHD IPS Displays to the United States

    Acer 34-Inch Ultra-Wide QHD and FHD IPS Displays Now Available In United States

    • Two new 34-inch ultra-wide monitors include Acer B346CK featuring QHD (3440×1440 @60Hz) resolution and the Acer B346C with FHD (2560×1080 @ 60Hz) resolution
    • Ultra-wide 34-inch IPS screens provide wide viewing angles up to 178 degrees
    • Excellent color accuracy with 100 percent sRGB and 6-axis color adjustment
    • Easy multitasking with PIP (picture-in-picture)
    • Superb connectivity via HDMI with MHL charging, DisplayPort and a USB 3.0 hub
    • EPEAT Gold rated, ENERGY STAR and TCO 6.0 qualified
    • Prices start at $599.99

     

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2015) Acer America has brought the Acer B346CK and Acer B346C displays to the United States, delivering stunning image quality in a 34-inch ultra-wide panel. The Acer B346CK features QHD (3440×1440@60hz) resolution and the Acer B346C touts FHD (2560×1080 @ 60Hz) resolution. The high quality images combined with the ultra-wide 34-inch panels, make these new displays ideal for those who work with graphic intensive applications, such as art directors, photographers, videographers and website professionals as well as consumers who enjoy photography and video editing.

  • Mad Catz Ships The F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

    Mad Catz Ships The F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

    Tournament Grade Headset Delivers Personalized 7.1 Surround Audio In Time For the Holidays

    San Diego – November 11, 2015 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) announced today the shipping of the F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1, a new tournament quality 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset optimized for competitive multiplayer gamers with an unrivaled level of audio personalization and an advanced dual microphone system for precision communication with teammates. Compatible across PC, the latest gaming consoles and smart devices, the F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1 is the ideal tournament ally no matter what game you play to win.

  • Mad Catz Unveils The Perfect Gaming Gifts for the Holidays

    Whether you're a console, PC, Mac or mobile gamer, Mad Catz has you covered with a diverse selection of custom controllers, high-precision gaming mice, surround sound headsets, and incredible arcade and simulation systems like the Rock Band 4 Band-In-The-Box bundle and Saitek's Heavy Equipment Precision Control System for GIANTS Software's acclaimed Farming Simulator series.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The NZXT Grid+ V2 is a voltage regulated, 30W digital fan controller fits in practically any case (it’s about the size of two SSDs stacked on top of each other) and adds digital fan control capability for up to eight fans across six separate channels. Join Benchmark Reviews as we take a quick look at the capabilities NZXT's GRID+ V2 digital fan controller will bring to your build."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Think Computers

    "Earlier this year we took a look at our first Viper 4 DDR4 memory kit from Patriot. That kit was a quad-channel kit designed for the X99 platform. Now that Intel’s Z170 chipset is here we have dual-channel DDR4 which we’ve seen to be more stable at higher frequencies. Patriot has sent us one of their latest Viper 4 DDR4 kits which is an 8GB dual-channel kit that runs at 3400 MHz! With official timings of 16-18-18-36 at 1.35V the PV48G340C6K kit is set to perform quite well on Z170 systems. On top of the fast speeds the memory kit features a custom-designed heatspreader that is black and red that will match many popular motherboards out there. Let's get this memory installed and see what it can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "Corsair has produced some fantastic looking keyboards in the last year. Adding to that line up now is a variant on its highly praised STRAFE design – the Silent. This board features the same RGB backlighting, media keys and attachable wrist rest, but with modified mechanical switches to make them that much quieter when you are typing."

    Kitguru

  • OCInside

    "Since the year 2001 OCinside.de followed the question, which CPU cooler can be used for which motherboard. With this interactive fit for fan guide one can find out exactly this with a few clicks, by moving the desired CPU cooler virtually on the selected motherboard. You can not only see if CPU cooler fits on the motherboard and how much space is left for the remaining components, but also listen to the fan sound, check the current price and read a review. Now also with Intel LGA1151 motherboards and many new CPU coolers!"

    OCInside

  • "The FF Gaming Mouse from Rantopad is clearly not in the same league as the other high-end products we have tested in more recent reviews, but comes with good quality materials and is shape is quite comfortable to be used for many hours at a time. While most manufacturers nowadays like to leave the mouse performance customization via software, FF Mouse allows adjustment via two switches on its bottom, for Polling Rate and DPI. At the heart of the mouse we will find the proven Avago A3090 sensor, which can drive the DPI up to 3500."

    Madshrimps

  • NikkTech

    "We've mentioned numerous times in the past that SATA III compatible solid state drives (SSDs) have pretty much maxed out the performance limit of that standard (bandwidth limitations) and although that might be just in maximum read/write data transfer speeds and not continuous/constant ones (that would be nice to see) the end result doesn't really change. PCIe and M.2 based SSDs have surpassed that limitation both in maximum and constant read/write performance for a while now and although the first tend to cost quite a bit more compared to regular SATA III ones while the second are not compatible with older mainboards in the end these drives are a way out for people who are looking for something faster. It may have taken a while for them to do so but Kingston finally released their very own HyperX PCIe and M.2 models inside 2015 and with us today we have the top of the line Predator 480GB M.2 PCIe G2 SSD."

    NikkTech

  • "Noctua is a well respected manufacturer in the highly competitive CPU cooler space, offering products optimized for high efficiency and low-noise. The newest members of their S series coolers, the NH-D15S and NH-C14S, are based on known designs tweaked for maximum compatibility to ensure proper fit on your hot new Haswell, Haswell-E, or Skylake supported motherboard. Both coolers come standard with Noctua's SecuFirm2™ mounting mechanism, ensuring a secure mount between the cooler and CPU."

    PC Perspective

  • ASUS

    ASUS announces the 23.8-inch Zen AiO Pro, a premium all-in-one PC that fuses art with industry-leading technology. Equally adept at work or play, the Zen AiO Pro strikes a perfect balance between beauty and performance to deliver the ultimate all-in-one computing experience. "The Zen AiO Pro is built to provide extraordinary performance for those with discerning tastes. It combines the latest quad-core Intel® 6th Generation Core™ processors with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and up to a 512GB PCI Express 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD. There’s power to spare for work and play, with instant responsiveness and ultra-fast load times."See More

  • QNAP

    QNAP announces the release of the brand new 5-bay TS-531P business NAS. A tower form factor NAS with an Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 quad-core 1.4 GHz ARM® Cortex-A15 processor and 2GB/8GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), the TS-531P features RAID 5/6 support, hardware-accelerated encryption and SSD cache support. "With four Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-531P can deliver up to 418 MB/s read & write speeds and allows users to install a 10GbE SFP+ or 10GBASE-T network expansion card to connect to 10GbE networks. The TS-531P also supports Container Station for LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, offering businesses an ideal cost-efficient and high-performance NAS solution."See More

  • MyZen by ASUS

    ASUS launches the ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition Laser smartphone to join the ZenFone 2 family and has unique features that sets itself apart, such as a stylish and smooth carbon fiber wrapping, an extra 64GB of onboard storage (for a total of 128GB),a heart rate monitor, and even a pseudo 'Back to the Future' ASUS Time Rewind feature that allows you to be assured you have captured that perfect shot, even-though that moment in time that on occasion,.. sometimes slips away. See More

  • ASUS Announces the Zen AiO Pro

    -- Art and technology collide to set the standard for all-in-one computing --

    ASUS Announces the Zen AiO Pro

    KEY POINTS

    • Slim and beautiful, the Zen AiO Pro’s all-aluminum body is anodized an elegant Icicle Gold color
    • Industry-leading technology includes the latest quad-core Intel Core CPUs, gaming-grade NVIDIA graphics, a 3D camera, and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port
    • The IPS display offers up to a 4K/Ultra HD resolution with vibrant visuals and incredible detail
    • ix stereo speakers with 16W output deliver rich, clear sound for immersive entertainment

     

    Fremont, California (November 12, 2015) -- ASUS today announced the 23.8-inch Zen AiO Pro, a premium all-in-one PC that fuses art with industry-leading technology. Equally adept at work or play, the Zen AiO Pro strikes a perfect balance between beauty and performance to deliver the ultimate all-in-one computing experience.

  • QNAP Launches the Powerful Quad-core TS-531P with 10GbE support and Container Station

    QNAP Launches the Powerful Quad-core TS-531P with 10GbE support and Container Station

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 12, 2015 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the brand new 5-bay TS-531P business NAS. A tower form factor NAS with an Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 quad-core 1.4 GHz ARM® Cortex-A15 processor and 2GB/8GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), the TS-531P features RAID 5/6 support, hardware-accelerated encryption and SSD cache support. With four Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-531P can deliver up to 418 MB/s read & write speeds and allows users to install a 10GbE SFP+ or 10GBASE-T network expansion card to connect to 10GbE networks. The TS-531P also supports Container Station for LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, offering businesses an ideal cost-efficient and high-performance NAS solution.

  •  The ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser Has Launched

    Our latest smartphone joins the ZenFone 2 family and has unique features that set itself apart.

    Learn More >

  • MAINGEAR

    MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming solutions, announces the availability of the RUSH, an elegantly brutish gaming desktop featuring a tempered glass body, origami wiring, advanced cooling design, and state-of-the-art components. "MAINGEAR’s RUSH showcases the elegant side of gaming desktops through a tempered glass chassis highlighted by ultra-clean lines, expertly crafted wiring, advanced and customizable liquid cooling options, and artistically positioned components."See More

  • MAINGEAR Unveils RUSH, the Grown-Up Gaming Desktop Focused on Performance and Craftsmanship

    MAINGEAR Unveils RUSH - Tempered Glass Gaming Desktop

    Brag-worthy design with see-through tempered glass showcases stunning architecture for a jaw-dropping visual and gaming experience

    Kenilworth, New Jersey – November 12, 2015MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming solutions, announces the availability of the RUSH, an elegantly brutish gaming desktop featuring a tempered glass body, origami wiring, advanced cooling design, and state-of-the-art components.

  • ASRock Rack

    ASRock Rack, the innovative server technology provider released the new series of server motherboard based on Intel Greenlow Platform. The new models are in uATX, ATX and miniITX. ASRock Rack makes use of the enhanced features to expand the market for web servers and storage servers. "Prior to the previous launch of Greenlow workstation motherboards, ASRock Rack introduced four models: E3C236D4U, E3C232D4U-V1L, E3C236D4M and E3C236D2I. All the motherboards benefit from the improvements of the new generation platform."See More

  • "The TS-451 was released last year, and it was a milestone for QNAP since it featured a new external design. Today, we will evaluate its successor, the TS-451+ with an upgraded CPU and the ability to take up to 8 GB of RAM."

    techPowerUp

  • "PC gamers and longtime HotHardware readers will no doubt be familiar with the Killer series of network controllers. We’ve taken a look at a number of the add-in versions over the years, including the original beast with the massive “K” heatsink. Many of today's gamer-targeted motherboards also feature Killer networking technology, for example. Though at their core Killer NICs are network controllers, that function just like more basic, mainstream solutions, they offer additional features designed to enhance performance and potentially improve the gaming experience. How the Killer NICs work their magic isn't quite clear to gamers, however, so we thought we’d chat with the folks at Rivet Networks – the current purveyors of Killer Networking product – to learn more about what the company is up to and where it's headed."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Zotac is a company we mainly know for their high performance graphics cards and line of ZBOX Mini PC’s. Recently they announced they were getting into the solid state drive market with their Premium Edition solid state drive line. Entering the solid state drive market for Zotac makes more sense than most companies. The solid state drive market can be very profitable, plus it gives them an option for storage with their ZBOX line of mini PCs. Zotac’s Premium solid state drives are powered by the quad-core Phison S10 controller and matched with MLC NAND. Zotac will be initially offering this drive in 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB versions. Today we have the 240 GB version (ZTSSD-A5P-240G-PE) on the review block. Let's see if Zotac has a winner in their Premium Edition solid state drives!"

    Think Computers

  • “With the release of its Skylake Core processors, Intel introduced a new 1151 socket and Z170 chipset design. Rather than previous generation mainstream desktop configurations using DDR3, Intel opted to adopt the latest DDR4 also used in their high-end/enthusiast X99 platform. The DDR4 specification starts at 2133 and currently runs up to 3400 and will certainly continue higher as frequencies improve. For our Skylake build, Kingston sent over a 2x8GB kit of their latest HyperX Fury modules in DDR4-2666 speed. Join us as we take a closer look at the Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4-2666 memory.”

    OCIA

  • ASRock Rack Introduced New Server Motherboards on Greenlow Platform

    ASRock Rack Introduced New Server Motherboards on Greenlow Platform

    Taipei, Taiwan, 11-NOV, 2015 16:00 -- ASRock Rack, the innovative server technology provider released the new series of server motherboard based on Intel Greenlow Platform. The new models are in uATX, ATX and miniITX. ASRock Rack makes use of the enhanced features to expand the market for web servers and storage servers.

  • HyperX Releases High-Capacity Kit Additions to Savage and Predator DDR4 Memory

    HyperX Releases 64GB to 128GB High-Capacity Predator DDR4 Memory Kits

    • HyperX Savage Now Available in 128GB Kit
    • 64GB Kit added to HyperX Predator Family/Range
    • Enthusiast-Level Performance

     

    Fountain Valley, CA – November 10, 2015 – HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of higher-capacity additions to HyperX Savage and HyperX PredatorDDR4 high-performance memory. Both product lines cater to enthusiasts and gamers who want fast speeds and aggressive timings.

  • HyperX

    "HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announces the launch of higher-capacity additions to HyperX Savage and HyperX Predator DDR4 high-performance memory. Both product lines cater to enthusiasts and gamers who want fast speeds and aggressive timings."See More

  • HighPoint Technologies, Inc.

    "While Skylake based motherboards unquestionably deliver the ample processing power and versatility PC enthusiasts expect from cutting edge hardware platforms, these designs compromise the performance potential of onboard storage devices. Customers looking to expand storage capability without sacrificing transfer performance will have to turn to add-in cards. HighPoint is well positioned to address this need; our Rocket and RocketRAID Series PCIe Controller cards deliver affordable, uncompromised high-performance SAS and SATA storage expansion, and are ideally suited for Intel’s new Skylake motherboard platforms."See More

  • The Best Way to Achieve Independent Storage Performance on Skylake Platforms

    HighPoint RocketStar

    November 2015, Milpitas CA –For the past 20 years, HighPoint has been a professional RAID Storage and Management solutions provider, constantly striving to bring quality product to market and deliver the industry’s best Price-Performance value.

  • MSI

    MSI Computer Corp receives the distinction of International CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for its light and portable GS40 Phantom 14" gaming laptop; the world's first All-in-One PC to support an external desktop graphics card, the Gaming 27XT; and the compact, yet powerful Vortex Gaming PC. "The GS40 Phantom, Gaming 27XT and the Vortex reflect our goal of delivering the best in gaming solutions, whether you are a road warrior craving performance, a champion at home with an eye on design and style, or a PC enthusiast looking for next level performance," says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America. "These prestigious awards attests to our commitment to the gaming industry and we are delighted to receive this acknowledgement."See More

  • NVIDIA

    "Cross the treacherous crevasses of the Khumbu Icefalls. Scramble up the icy Lhotse Face. Weave your way up the path of the Hillary Step, poised on a knife-edge between icy slopes and rocky cliffs. Finally, reach the summit of Mount Everest for a stunning view from Earth’s highest point."

  • MSI GS40 Phantom Gaming Notebook, Gaming 27XT All-in-One PC and Vortex Gaming PC Recognized as
    2016 CES Innovation Honoree

    MSI recognized as 2016 CES Innovations Honoree

    Ultra-portable 14” gaming notebook, the first AIO with an external GPU, and the compact gaming desktop debuting at the Venetian,
    Level 2 Bellini Booth 2001 and 2002 from January 6th to 9th

    City of Industry, Calif. – November 10, 2015 –MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, received the distinction of International CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for its light and portable GS40 Phantom 14" gaming laptop; the world's first All-in-One PC to support an external desktop graphics card, the Gaming 27XT; and the compact, yet powerful Vortex Gaming PC.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "What is the main reason to spend money on a “gaming” keyboard vs a regular keyboard? With membrane based gaming keyboards, your purchase depends mainly on features that you can only utilize during gameplay. But with a gaming mechanical keyboard, your priorities in performance to value are more broad. You're looking for a long life keyswitch that offers tactile feel and a comfortable typing experience as well. This is what we should all look for in a gaming mechanical keyboard, does the RANTOPAD MT Aegis live up to their own expectations? Let's find out."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Be Quiet! is a well-respected brand, particularly in Europe, for PC power supplies and they are continuing to expand their product offering to include high-end ATX mid-tower enclosures. Be Quiet! introduced the Silent Base 800 mid-tower case last year and they have released the Silent Base 600 mid-tower case in 2015. As you might expect, the Silent Base Series is designed for very quiet operation while still offering excellent performance and cooling. We will be taking a detailed look at the new Silent Base 600 Window enclosure in this review."

    PC Perspective

  • NikkTech

    "With more and more people turning towards small PCs to cover their needs it's no wonder that the popularity of mini-ITX and mini-ATX compatible cases has been on the rise all over the world for quite some time now. What i never understood completely was the reason as to why PC case manufacturers didn't design small ATX compatible PC cases for people who want the extra features offered by such mainboards without having to worry about having a midi or full tower on their desks. HTPC cases have pretty much offered the solution to that for a long time now but judging by their current popularity it's safe to assume that the majority of consumers still prefers the "traditional" tower design when out to get a new case. Cooltek is one of the very few manufacturers out in the market currently who have managed to fit a full sized ATX mainboard inside small towers which up until today people thought were only compatible with mITX and mATX models. One such tower design PC case is the aluminum UMX2 by their Jonsbo brand which is here with us today."

    NikkTech

  • "At first glance the QNAP TS-453 Pro has little in common with the TS-453mini we recently reviewed, however they share a fair amount of hardware. In particular both NAS are powered by a Celeron J1900 processor that is paired with 2GB or 8GB of DDR3L memory, and naturally they both run on QNAP’s QTS software. We are also pleased to see that both models come with a decent array of USB 3.0 ports for rapid data transfer from external devices."

    Kitguru

  • "Not long ago, we kicked the tires on Motorola’s well-received Moto X Pure Edition. The smartphone impressed us with its Quad HD display and overall build quality, as well as its $399 price tag, which places it more reasonably below the lofty prices of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6S lines. Today, we're taking a look at two new smartphones from the Lenovo-owned Motorola - the Droid Turbo 2 and the Droid Maxx 2, which bring their own unique value proposition. Whereas the Moto X Pure Edition isn't carrier-specific, the Turbo 2 and Maxx 2 are part of the Verizon Droid line. The Turbo 2, which starts at $624, has higher-end hardware than the Maxx 2 and features Motorola's new ShatterShield display, which is bound to appeal to anyone who has lost a phone to clumsiness. However, with a starting retail price of $384, the Maxx 2 is significantly cheaper, so if it can handle mainstream tasks and games adequately, there are plenty of customers who will be willing to overlook the lack of a shatterproof screen"

    Hot Hardware

  • NVIDIA

    NVIDIA announces an end-to-end hyperscale data center platform that lets web-services companies accelerate their huge machine learning workloads. "The NVIDIA hyperscale accelerator line consists of two accelerators. One (NVIDIA® Tesla® M40 GPU) lets researchers more quickly innovate and design new deep neural networks for each of the increasing number of applications they want to power with artificial intelligence (AI). Another (NVIDIA Tesla M4 GPU) is a low-power accelerator designed to deploy these networks across the data center." The line also includes a suite of GPU-accelerated libraries.See More

  • New NVIDIA Hyperscale Accelerators Boost Machine Learning Throughput for Web Data Centers

    NVIDIA Hyperscale Suite

    Web-Services Giants Use Artificial Intelligence to Make Smarter Applications, Driving Explosive Growth in Machine Learning Workloads

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Nov. 10, 2015—NVIDIA today announced an end-to-end hyperscale data center platform that lets web-services companies accelerate their huge machine learning workloads.

  • Introducing the ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB992SKR-B Dual Bay Raid 2.5" to 3.5" SATA SSD / HDD Mobile Rack

    Introducing the ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB992SKR-B Dual Bay Raid 2.5" to 3.5" SATA SSD / HDD Mobile Rack

    Every year, technology is becoming more and more advanced and is constantly improving. These improvements includes improve enhanced functions in smaller and smaller packages. This is why 2.5" solid state drives and hard drives are becoming more popular due to its low power consumption and space-saving benefits, which are superior to 3.5" SATA hard drives in almost every category. Combine with the extra bandwidth of the SSDs and the raw power of the processors; enterprises are able to accelerate their project-development process. Since 2.5" SSDs and HDDs have smaller storage capacities compared to 3.5" hard drives, maximizing the storage density in limited spaces have become the most important task for many storage consulting firms; a task they are faced with often. The ToughArmor MB992SKR-B is designed specifically for systems with space limitations by fitting 2 x 2.5" SSD / HDD into a single 3.5" front device bay. With its built-in high performance hardware RAID processor, the MB992SKR-B gives users the option to choose between RAID 0, RAID 1, BIG and JBOD modes. The built-in RAID function allows you effortlessly add a 2.5" SSD/HDD RAID array to any system without needing to add a RAID controller card. The MB992SKR-B features a heavy duty full metal construction which is commercially suitable for medical & military systems, government agencies, Industrial PCs, SMB workstations, VM workstations, mobile DVR systems, aerospace computers, automation systems and embedded systems.

  • MAINGEAR

    MAINGEAR announces the availability of the DRIFT, a SteamOS powered gaming PC designed to bring 4K gaming to any location, including the living room. "Designed to bring the 4K gaming performance of full-sized desktops to the coffee table, MAINGEAR's DRIFT can be customized with overclocked Intel's Extreme Edition Haswell-E or Skylake processors, full-sized NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 980Ti or Titan X GPUs, and up to 16GBs of Kingston DDR4 memory. In addition, the DRIFT comes with 3 hard drive bays that can be outfitted with 2 Samsung® 850 Pro SSDs and a massive 6TB HDD." MAINGEAR's DRIFT is now ready for customization with MAINGEAR's true automotive paint finish available in any color and combination starting at $1,099.See More

  • MAINGEAR DRIFT Steam Machine Brings Big 4K Gaming to the Living Room

    MAINGEAR DRIFT Steam Machine Brings Big 4K Gaming to the Living Room.

    Ultra-slim, SteamOS powered gaming system delivers supreme performance with Liquid Cooling and Full-sized graphics cards

    Kenilworth, New Jersey – November 10, 2015 – MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming solutions, announces the availability of the DRIFT, a SteamOS powered gaming PC designed to bring 4K gaming to any location, including the living room.

  • QNAP

    QNAP® Systems, Inc. announces the release of the quad-core 2-bay TS-251+ and 4-bay TS-451+ NAS that provide an uncompromising high-performance and scalable storage solution for small offices and workgroup users with appealing affordability. "The new models feature virtualization readiness, containerized applications, advanced backup solutions, real-time & offline video transcoding, QvPC Technology, HDMI video playback with an included remote control, and many more functions that are beneficial for businesses and SOHO users to build a cost-efficient and modern storage solution."See More

  • QNAP Releases High-value Quad-core NAS TS-251+ and TS-451+, Supporting Virtualization, Encryption, Transcoding and HDMI Output

    QNAP Releases High-value Quad-core NAS TS-251+ and TS-451+.

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 10, 2015 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the quad-core 2-bay TS-251+ and 4-bay TS-451+ NAS that provide an uncompromising high-performance and scalable storage solution for small offices and workgroup users with appealing affordability. The new models feature virtualization readiness, containerized applications, advanced backup solutions, real-time & offline video transcoding, QvPC Technology, HDMI video playback with an included remote control, and many more functions that are beneficial for businesses and SOHO users to build a cost-efficient and modern storage solution.

  • NVIDIA

    It's November once more, meaning it's time for another Thanksgiving, more apocalyptic Black Friday shopping scenes, and the latest release in the venerable Call of Duty franchise. "This year, Black Ops 3 is the game on deck, bringing 4-player campaign co-op, 4-player co-op survival, 4-player co-op Zombies, the ever-popular multiplayer mode, and a whole bunch of other stuff."

  • TP-LINK

    TP-LINK, a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, announces its new AC1900 Wi-Fi range extender RE580D with streaming speeds of up to 1,900Mps. The company also introduced its AC1750 Wi-Fi range extender RE450 reaching Wi-Fi speeds up to 1,750Mbps. "Both range extenders feature 802.11ac technology, which makes simultaneous use of dual 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands to create the fastest wireless connections possible. Dual-band technology enables users to keep low-bandwidth tasks like sending email and Web browsing on a different channel than more intensive ones such as online gaming or 4K HD streaming video, ensuring faster, smoother overall network performance."See More

  • TP-LINK® Introduces New Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extenders for 4K HD Streaming and Online Gaming

     TP-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi range extender RE580D

    RE580D and RE450 Wireless Dual-Band Range Extenders Expand and Improve Wi-Fi Range up to 10,000 Square Feet in the Home* Reaching Speeds of Up to 1,900Mbps

    SAN DIMAS, Calif. – Nov. 9, 2015 – TP-LINK, a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today announced its new AC1900 Wi-Fi range extender RE580D with streaming speeds of up to 1,900Mps. The company also introduced its AC1750 Wi-Fi range extender RE450 reaching Wi-Fi speeds up to 1,750Mbps.

  • NVIDIA

    "NVIDIA is proud to announce that they will be working with the series’ developer, Ubisoft, to add NVIDIA graphics technologies to the forthcoming game Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. You can see the results in a stunning new video Ubisoft released today that details the technology behind the game, which includes work created by NVIDIA GameWorks Studios.

  • NVIDIA

    "Today at VRX 2015 NVIDIA’s Tony Tamasi had a keynote and announced that GameWorks VR with Multi-Res Shading and VR SLI is being integrated now into Unreal Engine 4 and will ship within the next few months. This will dramatically speed up the adoption of NVIDIA's GameWorks VR features."

  • NVIDIA

    With the launch of highly anticipated gaming titles such as Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront, and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, NVIDIA announces the new GeForce Game Ready 358.91 WHQL drivers, for the upcoming holiday season, providing battle hardened PC gamers the best the possible gaming experience on their gaming rigs.

  • EVGA

    "Introducing the ultimate value in the EVGA Power Supply lineup; the GQ series. These power supplies take some of the best features from EVGA’s award winning power supply lineup, like EVGA ECO fan mode for near silent operation, Japanese Capacitors, and a highly efficient design, at an excellent value. These new power supplies are 80 Plus Gold rated and offer an outstanding 5 Year Warranty that’s backed by world class EVGA support."See More

  • Great Quality, Great Value with the EVGA GQ Power Supply Series

    EVGA GQ Power Supply Series

    November 9th, 2015 - Introducing the ultimate value in the EVGA Power Supply lineup; the GQ series. These power supplies take some of the best features from EVGA’s award winning power supply lineup, like EVGA ECO fan mode for near silent operation, Japanese Capacitors, and a highly efficient design, at an excellent value. These new power supplies are 80 Plus Gold rated and offer an outstanding 5 Year Warranty that’s backed by world class EVGA support.

  • Corsair

    Corsair®, a world leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the immediate availability of its new Hydro Series HG10 GPU N980 and HG10 N970 cooling brackets for NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX GTX 980 Ti, Titan X, GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards. Easy to install and compatible with any Corsair Hydro Series liquid CPU cooler (sold separately), the HG10 N970 and N980 help to substantially reduce your GPU’s temperature, allowing for greatly increased overclocking headroom and providing as much as a 25% clock speed increase."See More

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers

    "ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) unveils the Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly and Matrix GTX 980 Ti, their new flagship Z170 gaming motherboard primed for epic gaming performance and overclocking, and the enthusiast graphics card that delivers record-breaking performance and extreme overclocking potential — both finessed with ROG’s all-new futuristic Plasma Copper scheme for color-matched extreme gaming and overclocking rigs."See More

  • "Silverstone looks to one up the competition with a more affordable 240 mm all-in-one liquid cooler, the Tundra TD02-LITE. What it lacks in visual appeal it more than makes up for with its lower cost of entry and solid performance."

    techPowerUp

  • Global Foundries

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES announced it has demonstrated silicon success on the first AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) products using GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ most advanced 14nm FinFET process technology. "As a result of this milestone, GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ silicon-proven technology is planned to be integrated into multiple AMD products that address the growing need for high-performance, power-efficient compute and graphics technologies across a broad set of applications, from personal computers to data centers to immersive computing devices."See More

  • Blackberry

    BlackBerry announces its first-ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android is now commercially available from carriers in North America. PRIV is available starting today in AT&T retail stores in the U.S. and online. ". PRIV can also now be purchased through BlackBerry’s carrier partners in Canada: Bell, Rogers, SaskTel,TELUS, and WIND. Consumers can also continue to place PRIV orders through ShopBlackBerry.com."See More

  • Think Computers

    "I have reviewed quite a few different pairs of Bluetooth headphones over the years, but none of them would survive a workout or say playing a sport. For those who want to be active and still want to ability to listen to their music without wires Scosche brings us the SportclipAIR wirelessearbuds. These wireless earbuds feature soft, shapeable hooks which are customizable to provide the ultimate fit to you ear's contours. The wraparound cable design provides tangle-free comfort. These earbuds are also IPX4-rated which means after your workout you can rinse them off without having to worry about damaging them. Let's take a look at these earbuds and see what they can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "Asus is rolling out the big guns with its new Republic Of Gamers G752 gaming laptop and KitGuru has an exclusive preview to show you the hardware in action. The headline features are Intel Skylake Core i7, Nvidia Maxwell graphics and a Full HD 17.3-inch IPS screen with G-Sync technology, which sounds like the basis of a fine gaming laptop.G752 is divided into three families, depending on which graphics chip is used to power the pixels. G752VL uses Nvidia GTX965M (not coming to the UK), G752VT has Nvidia GTX970M and G752VY is the Full Monty with Nvidia GTX980M."

    Kitguru

  • "This is not the first AMD-based NAS we are testing on MadShrimps and it has been demonstrated to us once again that the platform has potential even when dealing with a lower clocked SoC and to be more exact the GX-420MC. This quad-core component is lacking a GPU (hence we do not have a HDMI interface on the back of the unit), is equipped with a total of 2MB of shared L2 cache, comes with a power rating of 17.5W and a frequency of 2GHz per core. While the unit is initially equipped with only 2GB of DDR3L RAM, we always have the option to open it up and install up to 16GB (2x8GB)."

    Madshrimps

  • NikkTech

    "LAN events have never been extremely popular where i live but even so over the years I’ve managed to attend quite a few both here and abroad some of which i still remember due to the fun i had there. Unfortunately although eSports in general are gaining ground not many manufacturers cater to the needs of people who attend such LAN events. Sure there are countless gaming peripherals in the market today by a large number of companies ranging from gaming keyboards and headsets to mouse, mats and even carrying bags but most are not really targeted towards use in LAN events but rather by gamers in general. Tt eSPORTS is amongst a handful of manufacturers currently that actually market gaming peripherals primarily for use in LAN events and one such product is the Challenger Go Gaming Keyboard which we've been using for almost a month now."

    NikkTech

  • Corsair Delivers the Superior Performance of Liquid Cooling to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    with New Hydro Series HG10 N980 and N970 Cooling Brackets.

    Corsair Hydro Series HG10 GPU N980 and HG10 N970 cooling brackets.

    Seamlessly pair any Corsair Hydro Series CPU cooler to your NVIDIA GeForce NVIDIA® GeForce®
    GTX GTX 980 Ti, Titan X, GTX 980 and GTX 970

    Freemont, California, November 9th, 2015Corsair®, a world leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the immediate availability of its new Hydro Series HG10 GPU N980 and HG10 N970 cooling brackets for NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX GTX 980 Ti, Titan X, GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards. Easy to install and compatible with any Corsair Hydro Series liquid CPU cooler (sold separately), the HG10 N970 and N980 help to substantially reduce your GPU’s temperature, allowing for greatly increased overclocking headroom and providing as much as a 25% clock speed increase.

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly and Matrix GTX 980 Ti

    ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly and Matrix GTX 980 Ti

    Flagship Z170 gaming motherboard and extreme graphics card introduce all-new ROG Plasma Copper complementary colorways

    KEY POINTS

    • Striking Plasma Copper: ROG’s new mark of invincibility, and the new emblem of dominance for elite gamers
    • ROG Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly: Rule-breaking motherboard with best overclocking and gaming innovations, plus SupremeFX Hi-Fi and 10G Express
    • ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti: Extreme graphics card with record-breaking performance and best overclocking and gaming innovations

     

    Taipei, Taiwan (6th November, 2015) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly and Matrix GTX 980 Ti, our flagship Z170 gaming motherboard primed for epic gaming performance and overclocking, and the enthusiast graphics card that delivers record-breaking performance and extreme overclocking potential — both finessed with ROG’s all-new futuristic Plasma Copper scheme for color-matched extreme gaming and overclocking rigs.

  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES Achieves 14nm FinFET Technology Success for Next-Generation AMD Products

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES Achieves 14nm FinFET Technology Success for Next-Generation AMD Products

    Leading-edge foundry’s proven silicon technology poised to help enable significant performance and power efficiency improvements for AMD’s next-generation products

    Santa Clara, Calif., November 5, 2015 -- GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced it has demonstrated silicon success on the first AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) products using GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ most advanced 14nm FinFET process technology. As a result of this milestone, GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ silicon-proven technology is planned to be integrated into multiple AMD products that address the growing need for high-performance, power-efficient compute and graphics technologies across a broad set of applications, from personal computers to data centers to immersive computing devices.

  • BlackBerry's PRIV Secure Smartphone Powered by Android Now Available

    BlackBerry's PRIV Secure Smartphone Powered by Android
    Groundbreaking new device brings the best of BlackBerry security and productivity to the Android ecosystem

    Waterloo, Ontario, November 6, 2015 – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, confirmed today its first-ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android is now commercially available from carriers in North America. PRIV is available starting today in AT&T retail stores in the U.S. and online. PRIV can also now be purchased through BlackBerry’s carrier partners in Canada: Bell, Rogers, SaskTel,TELUS, and WIND. Consumers can also continue to place PRIV orders through ShopBlackBerry.com.

  • OtterBox Defender Series for LG V10 Available Now

    OtterBox Defender Series for LG V10 Available Now
     

    Dual screens and dual front-facing cameras give techies double the reason to snap, text, talk and watch with the new LG V10. OtterBox Defender Series gives triple the protection with three layers to help guard LG V10 against drops, bumps, dirt and grime. The LG V10 case is available now on otterbox.com and select retailers for $59.95.


     
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  • Razer

    Razer announces the new Razer Naga Chroma features a true 16,000 DPI 5G sensor with no interpolation, as well as Chroma lighting with its iconic 12-button mechanical thumb grid. "The latest in the Razer line of mice brings the world’s most advanced mouse sensor to the world of MMO gaming. The Razer 5G laser sensor is capable of tracking up to true 16,000 DPI in down to 1 DPI increments. This is significant improvement over a current industry standard of 50 DPI increment tracking. The device boasts effectively no interpolation, which is optimized for multi-display setups with ultra-high display resolutions, ideal for immersive MMO gameplay. "The new Razer Naga Chroma gaming is available now at U.S. $79.99 / EU €99.00. See More

  • RAZER UPGRADES WORLD’S BEST MMO GAMING MOUSE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART SENSOR AND CHROMA RGB LIGHTING

    Razer Upgrades World's Best MMO Gaming Mouse with State-of-the-art Sensor and Chroma RGB Lighting

    The new Razer Naga Chroma features a true 16,000 DPI 5G sensor with no interpolation, as well as Chroma lighting with its iconic 12-button mechanical thumb grid

    IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Naga Chroma.

  •  Razer and Blizzard Entertainment Announce Overwatch Gaming Peripherals

    "Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, and Blizzard Entertainment, developer and publisher of some of the industry’s most epic games, today announced a full suite of Chroma-enabled PC gaming peripherals based on Blizzard’s upcoming team-based shooter, Overwatch™."See More

  • RAZER AND BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL OVERWATCH LICENSED PERIPHERALS

    RAZER AND BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL OVERWATCH LICENSED PERIPHERALS

    Blizzard’s upcoming team-based shooter to integrate Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting technology

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (BlizzCon® 2015) – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, and Blizzard Entertainment, developer and publisher of some of the industry’s most epic games, today announced a full suite of Chroma-enabled PC gaming peripherals based on Blizzard’s upcoming team-based shooter, Overwatch™.

  • ORIGIN PC

    ORIGIN PC launches Intel’s latest “Skylake” i7-6700HQ mobile processor in their line of EVO15-S thin and light laptops for gamers, artists, professionals and enthusiasts. The new Intel Core i7-6700HQ mobile processor features enhanced Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology to optimize your workflow, increase productivity, and offers the best mobile gaming experience in its class. "Weighing in at a mere 4.36 lbs and measuring only .78 inches thick, the new EVO15-S is the perfect laptop to take with you anywhere to game, stream, and/or work on the go."See More

  • Thin, Light, and Faster Than Ever

    ORIGIN PC launches New Intel Core i7 "Skylake" Mobile Processors To EVO15-S

    ORIGIN PC’s EVO15-S Thin & Light Laptops now featuring 6th generation Intel Core “Skylake” Mobile Processors

    Miami, FL – November 6, 2015, 9:00 AM EST— ORIGIN PC launches Intel’s latest “Skylake” i7-6700HQ mobile processor in their line of EVO15-S thin and light laptops for gamers, artists, professionals and enthusiasts. The new Intel Core i7-6700HQ mobile processor features enhanced Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology to optimize your workflow, increase productivity, and offers the best mobile gaming experience in its class.

  • "Intel's 6th Generation Skylake family of Core processors has been available for some time now. We previously gave you a look at the desktop variant that Intel initially rolled out. However, the mobile variant of Skylake is perhaps Intel's most potent incarnation of the new architecture that's power-optimized on 14nm technology and with a beefier graphics engine, for more capable thin and light notebooks."

    Hot Hardware

  • NikkTech

    "Our 56th giveaway is live and so 7 lucky winners will walk away with two H170T Gaming Commander mainboards, two backpacks and 5 8GB USB flash drives all courtesy of or friends over at Biostar."

    NikkTech

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Boddaker's “Adrenal Express” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "The Core X9 will become the vessel that transports this highly exuberant chemical to its new owners, curing them of the common doldrums. Of course, there is only one company internationally certified to carry such a fragile, and extremely rare commodity...And that company is: Adrenal Express."

    Think Computers

  • EKWB

    EK Water Blocks, premium PC liquid cooling gear manufacturer from Slovenia, is launching pre-filled GPU water blocks featuring Quick Disconnects that are ready to be connected with existing EK-XLC Predator AIO system! "EK is offering the pre-filled and QDC-enabled GPU water blocks as a service on demand for the majority of their popular Full-Cover GPU water blocks. Users purchasing a specific GPU water block will be able to select if they want their desired GPU water block to be pre-filled by EK."See More

  • EK pre-filled and QDC-enabled GPU water blocks are finally here!

    EK pre-filled and QDC-enabled GPU water blocks are finally here!

    Pre-filled and QDC-enabled GPU water block.

    Nov 5, 2015 -- EK Water Blocks, premium PC liquid cooling gear manufacturer from Slovenia, is launching pre-filled GPU water blocks featuring Quick Disconnects that are ready to be connected with existing EK-XLC Predator AIO system!

  • NVIIDIA

    War Thunder released the latest patch to their early access title. It includes NVIDIA PhysX Destruction and WaveWorks. "War Thunder is the first game to feature WaveWorks, which enables developers to deliver a realistic ocean simulation for their games. It also uses PhysX destruction to create fully destructible cities."

  • Innodisk

    Innodisk, the service driven flash and embedded peripheral module provider, announces new M.2 form factor Dual and Single Gigabit Ethernet Modules using a USB 3.0 interface. "These two embedded peripherals are the World’s first M.2 form factor LAN Cards. The EGUL-G101 is an industrial grade Gigabit Ethernet module for network expansion and the EGUL-G201 is a dual Gigabit Ethernet module enabling networking redundancy, and port trunking/link aggregation for up to 2Gb/s speeds."See More

  • Innodisk Introduces M.2 Single and Dual Gigabit Ethernet Modules

    Innodisk EGUL-G101 and EGUL-G201

    World’s First M2 LAN Cards provide Driver-less USB 3.0 Interface for Maximum Speed and Convenience Across Operating Systems

    November 6, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Innodisk, the service driven flash and embedded peripheral module provider, announces new M.2 form factor Dual and Single Gigabit Ethernet Modules using a USB 3.0 interface. These two embedded peripherals are the World’s first M.2 form factor LAN Cards. The EGUL-G101 is an industrial grade Gigabit Ethernet module for network expansion and the EGUL-G201 is a dual Gigabit Ethernet module enabling networking redundancy, and port trunking/link aggregation for up to 2Gb/s speeds.

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE has announced today to be an official sponsor at this year’s BlizzCon gaming event and will be showcasing their latest product lines of motherboards, graphics cards, and gaming laptops throughout the event. ‘BlizzCon’ is a celebration of Blizzard Entertainment's game universes and the global player community that bring them to life. BlizzCon 2015 will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th, 2015.See More

  • GIGABYTE as an Official Sponsor of BlizzCon 2015 to Showcase Latest Gaming Product Range

    GIGABYTE as an Official Sponsor of BlizzCon 2015 to Showcase Latest Gaming Product Range

    November 6st 2015 – GIGABYTE has announced today to be an official sponsor at this year’s BlizzCon gaming event and will be showcasing their latest product lines of motherboards, graphics cards, and gaming laptops throughout the event. ‘BlizzCon’ is a celebration of Blizzard Entertainment's game universes and the global player community that bring them to life. BlizzCon 2015 will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th, 2015.

  • NVIDIA

    Whether your interested in being to see through walls, like the folks at the MIT Research lab have proposed, or a real-time 3D painting system that simulates the interactions among brush, paint, and canvas at the bristle level, or just looking forward to 2016 as GPU-based robots will autonomously be capable of driving and delivering groceries right to you door, there are several interesting features and highlights in store for you in this special edition of the NVIDIA Accelerated Computing Newsletter. See More

  • NVIDIA

    "The holidays will soon be upon us. And a deluge of new games is heading your way. With Triad Wars and RollerCoaster Tycoon World you won’t have to wait until December to unwrap your first presents."

  • NVIDIA Accelerated Computing Newsletter

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I'll be putting the SilverStone Tundra TD02 Slim liquid cooler to the test. As you might of guessed, the TD02 Slim is a thinner version of their bigger TD02 brethren. The TD02 Slim is designed to be compatible with more cases on the market, with a slim profile of just 37mm, including the radiator and fans. Can the TD02 Slim handle the heat? Let's find out."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The latest installment of the Anno Series sends you to the moon, to harvest precious minerals. We tested the game using 11 of the latest graphics cards, at four resolutions each, to determine what kind of hardware is required to play Anno 2205 at highest settings."

    techPowerUp

  • "With Christmas just around the corner, what better time to treat yourself to a new graphics card? Time to put that old card to pasture and invest in a new GTX980 ti. If you fancy something really fast and expensive then the mouth watering Asus Republic Of Gamers GTX980 Ti Platinum Edition might sate your appetite. As we would expect from an Asus flagship solution, the Matrix Platinum is a complete ‘no-compromise’ design."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "Tech Armor is a very interesting story. Their goal when they started was to create a very high-quality product at a minimal cost and also offer a great warranty and customer service. Their screen protectors, mobile device cases, and cables have been #1 best sellers on Amazon and many of their products have lifetime warranties, which is something you don’t typically see. Being in the mobile space they are now offering mobile power banks, which have become extremely popular over the past few years. Today we will be taking a look at their ActivePower 12000 which is a 12000 mAh power bank that is about the size of a hockey puck, which means it can fit in your pocket! Let’s check it out!"

    Think Computers

  • "Gaming wheels are a pretty interesting subset of the hardware world. It seems the vast majority of gamers out there are keyboard and mouse players, or skew towards console controllers which are relatively inexpensive as compared to joysticks or wheels. For those that are serious about their racing games, a wheel is a must. Sure, there are plenty of people that are good with a console controller, but that does not provide the same experience. In fact, racing games do quite a bit of compensation when it comes to steering, acceleration, and braking when it detects a console controller."

    PC Perspective

  • "One of the sharpest, classiest, most alluring Android Wear smartwatches yet has arrived, and it's manufactured by a company that many American consumers may not be familiar with. The Huawei Watch is just about as good as it gets for a smartwatch currently. The reason? It's a watch first, and a smartwatch second. For those clamoring for a timepiece that looks like a tried-and-true premium wristwatch, look no further. Huawei has made phones, tablets, and other gizmos for years, though it has had more success in Asia than in the U.S. Standing out in the U.S. marketplace is difficult. A company typically won't get very far without wide distribution and a massive marketing budget. The Huawei Watch is the type of device that can be the foundation of a widespread marketing push to advance the brand in this market it is a beautiful device."

    Hot Hardware

  • OCInside

    "Thanks to data theft and surveillance scandals, systems such as Network Attached Storage - or briefly NAS, again have a growing fan base. Today we have a NAS of a well-known manufacturer in our review - the Synology DiskStation DS214+. Whether it is a high-performance data storage at home, and if it can keep up with current cloud solutions, we will determine in this review."

    OCInside

  • "What is the first item you shop for when you’re building your PC? Is it your motherboard, GPU, or is it the case? When I am looking at building a PC, I start at the case. It will be the foundation. The case dictates which hardware can be used in the build. The motherboard size, GPU size and water cooling options are all limited by the case. There are cases on the market for every budget and there are cases that are loaded with features, however, the included features may be too much for your budget to handle. I tend to look for cases that strike a balance between the two. The SilverStone Kublai KL05 claims to balance cost and features."

    Modders-Inc

  • Sharkoon

    Sharkoon expands its range of gaming peripherals to a new stereo headset for gamers and presents the SHARK ZONE H30. "The robust construction of the SHARK ZONE H30 Stereo Headset combines durability with excellent wearing comfort and passive attenuation of ambient noise. Soft ear pads and a padded headband promises a comfortable fit even during long gaming sessions. Two 40 mm speakers provide balanced sound with deep lows and crisps highs. A solid aluminum capsule optimizes voice transmission with the detachable microphone, which also features a flexible microphone arm."See More

  • Lian Li

    Lian-Li announces the CB-01 CPU Water Block that is manufactured by Lian Li in partnership with cooling experts from Overclockers, UK, a world-record overclocking team, this is Lian Li's first water block ever. With their passion for quality materials, the CB-01 is made to the same exacting standards as Lian Li's outstanding cases. The cold plate has a heart of solid copper in a nickel coating and a final layer of tin-cobalt for extra cooling, durability, and corrosion resistance. "For a bit of flare, there are holes pre-drilled for 5mm LED lights."See More

  • Robust Stereo Headset for Gamers - MSRP 37.99 €

    SHARK ZONE H30 Stereo Headset

    Passive Attenuation of Ambient Noise | Solid Ear Cup Suspension from Metal | Maximum Compatibility via Modular Cable System | MSRP 37.99 €

    Sharkoon expands its range of gaming peripherals to a new stereo headset for gamers and presents the SHARK ZONE H30. The robust construction of the SHARK ZONE H30 Stereo Headset combines durability with excellent wearing comfort and passive attenuation of ambient noise. Soft ear pads and a padded headband promises a comfortable fit even during long gaming sessions. Two 40 mm speakers provide balanced sound with deep lows and crisps highs. A solid aluminum capsule optimizes voice transmission with the detachable microphone, which also features a flexible microphone arm.

  • Tenda

    Tenda Technology Inc.® invites the press and public to join them at the Miami Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. For one day only — Friday, November 6th, 2015 — we would like you to join us for the chance to meet and mingle with fellow tech enthusiasts, and learn about new Tenda Technology Inc.® products. "Come and speak to Vice President Jeff Wang and Product Manager Charlie Cai to learn more about Tenda Technology products, upcoming sales promotion with TigerDirect, and information about Tenda at the P8 booth located on the promenade level."See More

  • ADATA

    ADATA launches the HM900 external hard drive, which is available in up to 6TB. The HM900 offers convenient content backup, playback, and management, contained in a highly durable product. TurboHDD technology maximizes USB 3.0 bandwidth for fast data transfers, while 256-bit AES encryption ensures robust security. "In a time when large Ultra HD video and high bitrate audio are increasingly popular, spacious media-focused external drives such as the HM900 are a must for entertainment enthusiasts."ADATA offers the self-powered HM900 in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 6TB to suit different budgets and needs. See More

  • Tenda Technology Inc.® cordially invites you to the 2015 TigerDirect Tech Bash at Marlins Park in Miami for a one night only consumer expo

    2015 TigerDirect Tech Bash at Marlins Park in Miami

    Walnut City, Calif. – November 5, 2015 – Tenda Technology Inc.® invites the press and public to join them at the Miami Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. For one day only — Friday, November 6th, 2015 — we would like you to join us for the chance to meet and mingle with fellow tech enthusiasts, and learn about new Tenda Technology Inc.® products. Come and speak to Vice President Jeff Wang and Product Manager Charlie Cai to learn more about Tenda Technology products, upcoming sales promotion with TigerDirect, and information about Tenda at the P8 booth located on the promenade level.

  • ADATA Releases the HM900 Ultra HD Media External Hard Drive

    ADATA Releases the HM900 Ultra HD Media External Hard Drive
    Up to 6TB capacity with one-touch backup plus simultaneous record and playback

    Taipei, Taiwan – Nov. 5, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the HM900 external hard drive, which is available in up to 6TB. The HM900 offers convenient content backup, playback, and management, contained in a highly durable product. TurboHDD technology maximizes USB 3.0 bandwidth for fast data transfers, while 256-bit AES encryption ensures robust security. In a time when large Ultra HD video and high bitrate audio are increasingly popular, spacious media-focused external drives such as the HM900 are a must for entertainment enthusiasts.

  • Lian Li Announces The CB-01 CPU Water Cooling Block In The US

    Lian Li Announces The CB-01 CPU Water Cooling Block In The US

    Lian Li Style and Craftsmanship Brought To DIY Water Cooling Enthusiasts

    November 5, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the CB-01 CPU Water Block. Manufactured by Lian Li in partnership with cooling experts from Overclockers, UK, a world-record overclocking team, this is Lian Li's first water block ever. With their passion for quality materials, the CB-01 is made to the same exacting standards as Lian Li's outstanding cases. The cold plate has a heart of solid copper in a nickel coating and a final layer of tin-cobalt for extra cooling, durability, and corrosion resistance. The top is a translucent acrylic block that visibly guides the cooling waters through the microchannels. The simple yet sturdy mounting fits virtually all modern and past motherboard sockets securely. For a bit of flare, there are holes pre-drilled for 5mm LED lights.

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE announces another great competition for the overclocking community with the Target OC: Open Target challenge, to be hosted this November and December on HWBOT.org. The Open Target challenge will see the overclockers from all corners of the world compete in different cooling and CPU categories for big cash and GIGABYTE Z170 motherboard prizes."See More

  • GIGABYTE Hosts Target OC: Open Target

    GIGABYTE Hosts Target OC: Open Target
    Come compete on HWBOT for a chance to win the latest GIGABYTE hardware and great cash prizes

    Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, November 02, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced another great competition for the overclocking community with the Target OC: Open Target challenge, to be hosted this November and December on HWBOT.org. The Open Target challenge will see the overclockers from all corners of the world compete in different cooling and CPU categories for big cash and GIGABYTE Z170 motherboard prizes.

  • NVIDIA

    Bethesda has posted a blog post that discusses the graphics technology used for Fallout 4. In it Bethesda revealed that they have taken NVIDIA Volumetric Lighting technology to recreate the franchise’s signature look in the latest Fallout installment. They also included some screenshots. NVIDIA and Bethesda are worked together to integrate state of the art special effects using NVIDIA technologies for Fallout 4.

  • CRYORIG

    CRYORIG, PC cooling solution innovator releases the much speculated and also anticipated A Series of Hybrid Liquid Coolers. "The CRYORIG’s A40/A40 Ultimate and A80 HLC units are built on the base of Asetek’s 5th Generation Pump and CPU Cold Block technology with a small but obvious twist. With an additional adjustable and detachable Airflow fan, the CRYORIG A Series HLC is capable of lowering the temperatures of the components surrounding the CPU by up to 20%." The CRYORIG A Series will come in three models based on radiator size, beginning with the A40’s 240mm radiator ($100 USD), the A40 Ultimate with a 240mm by 1.5” thick radiator $110 USD) and the A80 with a 280mm radiator $120 USD."See More

  • NVIDIA

    "When you’re a gamer, the excitement you get in anticipation of the holidays doesn’t stop when you grow up. Gamers know that the holidays mean a flood of great games."

  • "The Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Rev. B is a much-needed update of the popular original silent chassis, with a great price-to-performance ratio and excellent build quality. We take a close look at the updated version to see if its new features are actually worth the refresh."

    techPowerUp

  • "When I reviewed the first LIVA mini-PC from ECS one year ago I was impressed by the concept of a full Windows computer in an enclosure about the size of a can of cola, which included everything you needed to get started out of the box. The problem with that first LIVA was that it was a little underpowered for the current generation of operating systems, and with the introduction of the LIVA X the performance improved only slightly; though it was a much more polished product overall. So how does the latest LIVA - the X2 - stack up? We'll find that out here."

    PC Perspective

  • "Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN970 stuffs a discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics card into a box that's not much bigger than a Mac Mini. Is it the small-form-factor gaming champion we've been waiting for? We spent some quality time on the Zbox with some of the latest games to find out."

    The Tech Report

  • The SSD Review

    "Crucial has always been quite aggressive with their value driven strategy in the SSD market and it has resulted in success for many of their products. This has led to their most recent product launches of the MX200 and the introduction of a new entry-level product line earlier this year with the BX100. The BX100 was set out to be a revised step into this market. After initial failure with the Crucial V4 line, they knew they had to improve big time if they were going to try again. This time around, it was a success. By contracting with Silicon Motion, Crucial was able to release a reliable and great performing entry-level product. Nearly a year later, things are getting tougher and there is still much more market potential. Even though SSDs are getting much cheaper, many still haven't switched over to even entry-level SSDs due to their cost/GB ratio compared to HDDs. As you may have noticed, companies seeing this issue are working hard on entry-level products in order to get everyone up to speed as soon as possible, including Crucial. So, through the use of Silicon Motion's latest controller, the SM2256, and 16nm Micron TLC NAND, today we see their latest response to the market, the Crucial BX200."

    The SSD Review

  • NikkTech

    "USB flash drives may be the to go solution for most consumers looking for a compact storage media device with plenty of storage capacity to carry their files around with them but portable hard drives are still unsurpassed in terms of capacity and in many cases even reliability. Sure there are even 1TB USB flash drive models currently available in the market many of which are much faster than any mechanical drive out there and offer exceptional MTBF numbers but when it comes to price per GB there's simply nothing better than a classic portable hard drive. This of course goes double now since the very first 4TB 2.5" USB 3.0 PHD models made their debut a couple of months back by Seagate and Samsung and although we weren't certain of just what to expect from these new drives the Backup Plus 4TB by Seagate arrived in the lab just in time to alleviate our concerns."

    NikkTech

  • "There’s no doubt that tablets have revolutionized the way many of us consume media. The tablets on the market today have developed to fill many niche categories and are beginning to rival notebooks in terms of performance. We see everything from the venerable iPads, to the upcoming Amazon Kindles, to a wide variety of Android slates and the latest in the Surface line from Microsoft. So, how do you know which one is right for you? As is the case with most devices, there just isn’t a single “best” tablet anymore. A more useful start is to determine the kind of user you are, and then picking the right tablet to meet your particular needs."

    Hot Hardware

  • "If you are a frequent gym goer, more than likely you enjoy the fresh sound of tunes to workout to. What can be the most frustrating part of using headphones is the that cord that gets entangled in every treadmill or weight stack. Thanks to iClever, they have given you an opportunity to forget those awkward moments with he IC-BTH02 wireless bluetooth headphones."

    TechnologyX

  • "Asus’ TUF series of motherboards takes a different approach towards the market when compared to the gaming, overclocking, and "standard" line-ups each vendors has in its product catalogue. Built primarily for reliable stability through enhanced thermal management and validated industrial design, can the Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 live up to its ‘TUF’ series branding?"

    Kitguru

  • "Of the all the reservoir types available in the market, the tube res has always been preferred mainly due to its large visibility and ease of installation. However, for the most part the design hadn’t changed much until a couple years ago compression style reservoirs emerged into the market. Monsoon has developed their own compression style reservoir that has just been released on the market called MMRS (Monsoon Modular Reservoir System) that uses a series of tension rods to hold it together. It is also being sold in pieces so you can purchase each piece individually, allowing users for the first time to build the reservoir around the case, and not the other way around."

    Modders-Inc

  • CRYORIG's Hybrid Liquid Coolers Hits Market This Week

    CRYORIG A Series Hybrid a40

    CRYORIG, PC cooling solution innovator releases the much speculated and also anticipated A Series of Hybrid Liquid Coolers. First unveiled during in June at Computex 2015, the CRYORIG A Series Hybrid Liquid Cooler or HLC has been under much speculation from the PC cooling market. The CRYORIG’s A40/A40 Ultimate and A80 HLC units are built on the base of Asetek’s 5th Generation Pump and CPU Cold Block technology with a small but obvious twist. With an additional adjustable and detachable Airflow fan, the CRYORIG A Series HLC is capable of lowering the temperatures of the components surrounding the CPU by up to 20%. This major drop in heat buildup effectively improves system stability, component lifespan and overall system temperatures. The CRYORIG A Series will come in three models based on radiator size, beginning with the A40’s 240mm radiator, the A40 Ultimate with a 240mm by 1.5” thick radiator and the A80 with a 280mm radiator.

  • ASRock

    The ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Series Gaming i7 is currently the highest performance gaming motherboard available. Built for serious gamers with Intel’s Z170 chipset. "Our motherboard is designed with 12 power phases and supports the 6th generation Intel Core processors and the latest DDR4 memory modules. This powerful combination allows the ASRock-Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Series Gaming i7 to dominate your competition while playing the most complex PC games."See More

  • ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Gaming i7 Built for Serious Gamers

    ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Motherboard

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, November 3, 2015 – The ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Series Gaming i7 is currently the highest performance gaming motherboard available. Built for serious gamers with Intel’s Z170 chipset. Our motherboard is designed with 12 power phases and supports the 6th generation Intel Core processors and the latest DDR4 memory modules. This powerful combination allows the ASRock-Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Series Gaming i7 to dominate your competition while playing the most complex PC games. In addition to the three native graphic output options, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort, power users can further maximize graphics performance via the motherboard’s four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots that fully support 3-way CrossFireX or Quad SLI.

  • ARCTIC

    "For years ARCTIC provides delighted gamer and enthusiasts with CPU air coolers of all classes. With the first water coolers the processor cooling now reaches a new level. The Liquid Freezer 120 and the Liquid Freezer 240 start in the market not only as the quietest but also as the most powerful all-in-one coolers of their class."The Liquid Freezers are now available at ARCTIC and also at Amazon and Ebay, with an MSRP Liquid Freezer 120: $99.99 - MSRP Liquid Freezer 240: $129.99. See More

  • OtterBox

    OtterBox Defender Series and Commuter Series cases are available at device launch to guard Motorola's latest innovations with protection against drops, bumps, dirt and grime. "OtterBox cases protect DROID Turbo 2 and DROID Maxx 2 while allowing full use of every feature and function,"said OtterBox President and CEO Pete Lindgren. "The partnership between Verizon Wireless and OtterBox allows you to safeguard your device as soon as you open the box. That way every second with your new phone can be worry free.""See More

  • The New Level of CPU Cooling

    Liquid Freezer 120 and the Liquid Freezer 240

    Not the next best but the first and best CPU water-cooling solution from the house of ARCTIC:

    The new Liquid Freezers starts at full power.

    For years ARCTIC provides delighted gamer and enthusiasts with CPU air coolers of all classes. With the first water coolers the processor cooling now reaches a new level. The Liquid Freezer 120 and the Liquid Freezer 240 start in the market not only as the quietest but also as the most powerful all-in-one coolers of their class.

  • OtterBox Cases Available Now for DROID Turbo 2, DROID Maxx 2

    OtterBox extends Certified Drop+ Protection to Droid Turbo 2, Droid Maxx 2 with both Defender Series and Commuter Series

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With two full days of charge, there are thousands of moments to zap, talk, text and drop the new Motorola DROID Maxx 2 and DROID Turbo 2 from Verizon Wireless. OtterBox Defender Series and Commuter Series cases are available at device launch to guard Motorola's latest innovations with protection against drops, bumps, dirt and grime.

  • GeForce NOW

    GeForce NOW members have two new adventure games to stream on SHIELD. Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas has been added to the GeForce NOW store, and The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is in the Membership Library for all members to enjoy for free.

  • Sennheiser

    Sennheiser presents the successor to the legendary Orpheus headphones, as they introduce "a new high-end headphone that offer an unprecedented audio experience. The electrostatic headphone system combines to perfection the most innovative technology with carefully selected, luxurious materials and highest quality craftsmanship. A masterpiece that has its price: the high-end headphones, which will be hand-crafted in Germany from next year onwards, will cost around € 50,000."See More

  • EK Water Blocks

    Premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer EK Water Blocks releases a 3rd Revision of its popular 5.25" drive bay reservoir solution - EK-DBAY Spin Reservoir (R3.0). EK-DBAY Spin Reservoir (R3.0) is an updated reservoir of the Dual Bay Res Spin family. "It features white flow indicator which shows the liquid is actually circling in the system. Liquid is flowing through the impeller on to the waterfall on the front acrylic cover into the reservoir.EK-DBAY Spin Reservoir (R3.0) is readily available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network with a MSRP (incl. VAT) 75,95€. See More

  • The best headphones in the world: Sennheiser presents the successor to the legendary Orpheus

    Sennheiser new Orpheus Headphone system.

    Old Lyme, Conn., November 3, 2015 – They are the best headphones in the world: with the successor to the legendary Orpheus, Sennheiser is presenting new high-end headphones that offer an unprecedented audio experience. The electrostatic headphone system combines to perfection the most innovative technology with carefully selected, luxurious materials and highest quality craftsmanship. A masterpiece that has its price: the high-end headphones, which will be hand-crafted in Germany from next year onwards, will cost around € 50,000.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Without question, keyboard and mouse peripherals have become natural extensions of the body for the eSports gamer. Of the two, keyboards are used for both everyday workload as well as entertainment. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Cooler Master Quick Fire XTi Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, which features genuine Cherry MX Blue clicky switches, customizable multi-color LED backlighting, and programmable macro capability."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "In this article we will investigate how performance of AMD's Radeon Fury X is affected when running on constrained PCI-Express bus widths such as x8 or x4, we also test all PCIe speed settings 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0. One additional test is to check how much performance is lost when using PCIe x4 slot provided by the chipset."

    techPowerUp

  • "Not long ago, Amazon announced a revamped Fire TV with a handful of new and upgraded features including 4K Ultra HD video support and Alexa functionality. Although the original Fire TV which we reviewed last year had voice capabilities, those voice controls were limited to searching for content and applications. With Alexa built in, the second-generation Fire TV now has additional features, such as the ability to provide sports scores, weather and traffic information, or play music. As you’ll recall from our review of the Amazon Echo, we were impressed by the Alexa functionality and its utility in our everyday lives. A few months later, Alexa is still a common name spoken in our household on a daily basis. In addition to Alexa, the new Fire TV has a number of hardware upgrades as well. Most notably, the new Fire TV now supports 4K Ultra HD video thanks to a more powerful GPU."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Be Quiet! has been one of Europe’s best kept secrets for almost a decade now despite winning PC Games Hardware’s “Manufacturer of the Year” award repeatedly. A company known for reliable and silent operating power supplies, Be Quiet! also boasts a respectable product portfolio when it comes to PC cooling solutions and even have recently begun venturing into offering silent-oriented cases as well as setting their sights toward the crowded North American market. Getting noticed is difficult enough as it is for any manufacturer, but when everyone else is shouting at the top of their lungs, sometimes the best way to stand out is to be quiet."

    Modders-Inc

  • EK is releasing a new EK-DBAY Spin Reservoir!

    EK is releasing a new EK-DBAY Spin Reservoir

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing 3rd Revision of its popular 5.25" drive bay reservoir solution - EK-DBAY Spin Reservoir (R3.0).

  • BIOSTAR

    BIOSTAR announces it's latest NVIDIA based GPU, the GeForce GTX750Ti is a VGA card that features the first-generation Maxwell GPU technology. Combined with an Intel based motherboard like the Hi-Fi Z170Z5 with a DDR4 + DDR3 combo solution, Super Durable Solid Capacitors, and the BIOSTAR 6+ Experience, gamers can expect a lot of bang for their gaming buck."  MSRP: Hi-Fi Z170Z5 - $129, and GeForce GTX750Ti - $149.00. See More

  • Affordable and Powerful Gaming with BIOSTAR’s GeForce GTX750Ti VGA Card and Hi-Fi Z170Z5 Mainboard

     BIOSTAR GeForce GTX750Ti

    Great value for gamers with special gaming OC revision and FPS unique dual fan cooling design

    November 3rd, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR’s latest NVIDIA based GPU, the GeForce GTX750Ti is a VGA card that features the first-generation Maxwell GPU technology. Combined with an Intel based motherboard like the Hi-Fi Z170Z5 with a DDR4 + DDR3 combo solution, Super Durable Solid Capacitors, and the BIOSTAR 6+ Experience, gamers can expect a lot of bang for their gaming buck.

  • MSI

    MSI, leading in motherboard design, completes the PRO Series motherboard line-up with the launch of the all black Z170A SLI PLUS motherboard. Inheriting DNA from the critically acclaimed X99A SLI PLUS motherboard, the Z170A SLI PLUS is powerful, packed with features and styled with class."Offering an enhanced experience and the best in productivity and reliability the Z170A SLI PLUS motherboard has been configured to satisfy even the most demanding user."See More

  • Sennhesiser

    Sennheiser, a leading provider of premium headsets and speakerphone solutions, has taken home the highly respected, top prize for Excellent Product Design for its Speakerphone SP 10 ML/ SP 20 ML at the German Design Award 2016."“Not only good looking, but also a confident statement that stands for quality and ambition”, noted the jury when presenting Sennheiser’s Speakerphone SP 10 ML and SP 20 ML as a winner of this year’s German Design Award 2016 in the category Excellent Product Design - Computer & Communication."See More

  • MSI LAUNCHES Heavy weight Z170A SLI PLUS motherboard

    MSI LAUNCHES Heavy weight Z170A SLI PLUS motherboard

    Adding PLUS to PRO Series

    MSI, leading in motherboard design, completes the PRO Series motherboard line-up with the launch of the all black Z170A SLI PLUS motherboard. Inheriting DNA from the critically acclaimed X99A SLI PLUS motherboard, the Z170A SLI PLUS is powerful, packed with features and styled with class.

  • TE Connectivity

    TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, today introduced its USB Type-C connector, a do-it-all interface that eliminates the need for multiple cords in a broad range of products from slim handheld devices to robust industrial applications. "TE’s new USB Type-C connector features enhanced electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding on the receptacle shell to help eliminate unwanted EMI leakage and provide enhanced performance over similar legacy products."See More

  • TE CONNECTIVITY INTRODUCES ENHANCED USB TYPE-C CONNECTOR

     TE Connectivity USB Type-C group product shot.jpg

    -- Key Features Improve Ruggedness, EMI Performance in Next-Generation I/O Standard --

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – November 3, 2015 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, today introduced its USB Type-C connector, a do-it-all interface that eliminates the need for multiple cords in a broad range of products from slim handheld devices to robust industrial applications. TE’s new USB Type-C connector features enhanced electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding on the receptacle shell to help eliminate unwanted EMI leakage and provide enhanced performance over similar legacy products. It also offers additional connector board retention features compared to the industry standard footprint to provide enhanced reliability and ruggedness.

  • Sennheiser’s Speakerphone receives German Design Award 2016

    Sennheiser’s Speakerphone receives German Design Award 2016

    Old Lyme, Conn. November 2, 2015 – Sennheiser, a leading provider of premium headsets and speakerphone solutions, has taken home the highly respected, top prize for Excellent Product Design for its Speakerphone SP 10 ML/ SP 20 ML at the German Design Award 2016. The portable Speakerphone convinced the international jury with its elegant design as well as its sound and voice quality.

  • Razer

    Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers and a pioneering supporter of competitive gaming, and SK Telecom T1 (SKT), one of the world’s most revered League of Legends teams, celebrated the Razer-sponsored organization’s first-place finish at the League of Legends: 2015 World Championship. "SKT won its first 14 games and finished 15-1 in the game’s ultimate tournament, now in its fifth season."See More

  • TEAM RAZER’S SKT WINS LOL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

     TEAM RAZER’S SKT WINS LOL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    Powered by Razer’s industry leading technology, the Korean powerhouse finishes 15-1 and wins $1,000,000 in most prestigious eSports tournament of 2015

    BERLIN (League of Legends Season 5 World Championship) – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers and a pioneering supporter of competitive gaming, and SK Telecom T1 (SKT), one of the world’s most revered League of Legends teams, celebrated the Razer-sponsored organization’s first-place finish at the League of Legends: 2015 World Championship. SKT won its first 14 games and finished 15-1 in the game’s ultimate tournament, now in its fifth season.

  • QNAP

    QNAP® Systems, Inc.announces the free Qmedia app available for Roku® players and Roku TV models, allowing users to easily stream photos, music and videos from their QNAP NAS devices to home TV through QNAP’s DLNA Server function. "Coupled with the support for video transcoding and hardware acceleration, users can enjoy a better, smooth viewing experience of their rich multimedia collections."See More

  • QNAP Introduces Qmedia App for Roku Platform to Stream Media from QNAP NAS to TV

    QNAP Introduces Qmedia App for Roku Platform to Stream Media from QNAP NAS to TV

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 2, 2015 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the free Qmedia app available for Roku® players and RokuTV models, allowing users to easily stream photos, music and videos from their QNAP NAS devices to home TV through QNAP’s DLNA Server function. Coupled with the support for video transcoding and hardware acceleration, users can enjoy a better, smooth viewing experience of their rich multimedia collections.

  •  2015 Thermaltake Case MOD Invitational Season 2

    Thermaltake with premium sponsor Newegg Inc., is holding the biggest international modding event of the year, the 2015 Thermaltake Case MOD Invitational Season 2. As this event approaches its conclusion, it is time to elect the winner of the year. "A voting event will be held from November 3rd to November 16th, at the Tt Community forum (http://community.thermaltake.com/). To vote for your favorite modder, place your vote in the voting thread. Once the vote is cast, you will be eligible to win awesome prizes supplied by Thermaltake and other sponsors."See More

  • 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 MB561US-4S-1 Quad Bay SATA External Enclosure featuring USB and eSATA Port Multiplier, and featuring user defined fan settings with Smart Cooling Technology. While introducing the FatCage MB153SP-B, a 3-in-2 SATA internal RAID backplane for 3.5” SATA hard drives,along with a selection of other fine data storage products, and accessories, as ICY DOCK announces the ICY DOCK November 2015 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (11/01/2015 to 11/22/2015). See More

  • "We built a brand-new gaming PC based on the latest components--and we're giving it away! See what components we chose and how the build turned out. Then find out how you can enter to win the system."

    The Tech Report

  • "The R9 Nano design screams compatibility. It has the ability to fit into virtually any enclosure (including many of the smallest mini-ITX designs), as long as the case supports a dual-slot (full height) GPU. The total board length of 6 inches is shorter than a mini-ITX motherboard, which is 6.7 inches square! Truly, the Nano has the potential to change everything when it comes to selecting a small form-factor (SFF) enclosure."

    PC Perspective

  • "With our BitFenix Giveaway underway, let us take this opportunity to show you another one of their products, the BitFenix Pandora Window. Our first look from BitFenix provides an extremely exciting glimpse of this brushed aluminium chassis."

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "Not that long ago we took at a look at Audiofly’s AF78 In-Ear headphones and after our evaluation they were the best in-ear headphones we had ever used! Moving down the product stack today we have the AF56m's, which sits in the mid-range of Audiofly’s offerings. Audiofly says this about the AF56m’s, “Packing our largest in-ear driver, the AF56 delivers uncompromising sound, pumping out astonishing clarity over the whole spectrum with a rich and detailed bottom end… all with a nostalgic smirk”. If these are anything like the AF78’s we have another great set of headphones from Audiofly. These are the “m” version of the headphones meaning they have an in-line microphone that will allow you to take calls. Let’s take a look and see if we have another winner from Audiofly!"

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "Today we test a very special Intel LGA1151 motherboard at OCinside.de. Skylake supports DDR4 memory modules. Anyway, there are certainly some users who like to install, at least for some time, their DDR3 modules. For this reason ASRock offers this new H170 Combo motherboard. The ASRock H170 Combo motherboard can be equipped optionally either with up to four DDR3 modules or two DDR4 modules. We have tested both and done some benchmarks with two DDR4 and with two DDR3 memory modules. In addition, we will show a direct comparison of H170 vs Z170 to see if you should buy the H170 or Z170."

    OCInside

  • "The 2410P6EPJEB is a 24-inch IPS display with a 1080p native resolution. It is aimed at a professional market and therefore offers a lot more than a typical entry-level display, with a flexible stand, integrated USB hub and a wide range of inputs."

    Kitguru

  • "In this review we looked at the EVGA Z170 Classified. This is their top of the line motherboard for the Skylake line of processors and supports high-end features like LN2 overclocking and 4-way SLI along with less interesting tasks like Web Surfing, Podcasting, Gaming, Livestreaming and Custom PC Builds."

    Hardware Asylum

  • NikkTech

    "Although mountain hiking has been in the family of Xtreme sports (one of the first ones actually) for many decades now it seems that more and more people are attracted to it as time goes by and it so happens that i know a couple of people who plan on visiting the top of mountain Olympus really soon (they wanted Everest but it's many times more expensive to get there from where they live). Taking such a decision of course requires quite a bit of planning and so aside the usual hiking equipment they also need to pack several other gadgets with them and this is where we come in since they came to me asking for a good powerbank with which they could charge their netbook (and hope 3G works up there) and smartphones. Well we had two choices for them, either a mid-capacity model with a solar panel which could be charged via the sun or one with a very high capacity which could last for quite a bit before running out. Solar panel models are good but in the winter and especially in a place like that they might not work well so a very high capacity model is a much safer bet. Even just 3 years ago portable battery packs with 10-15000mAh were not easy to find (not quality ones anyways) but today many make them and so this time over we have the latest Powerbank 20000 for laptop by Sandberg."

    NikkTech

  • "Accompanied by the “lighter” Tournament Edition Mamba, the fully-fledged version also includes a battery to help with its wireless function and an adjustable click force mechanism for the left and right click buttons. The new Mamba version has been also included with the Chroma series so an insane number of configuration possibilities are available for its LED lighting system; the charging dock is not left alone, itself having LED lights under it for a nice effect when it sits on the table. Razer has included with the latest Mamba and Mamba TE versions a 16000DPI 5G laser sensor which is very accurate and can be configured with a polling rate up to 1000Hz."

    Madshrimps

  • Case MOD Event of the Year
    2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2 Voting Starts
    Vote for Your Favorite Modder and Win Awesome Prizes

    2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2 Voting Starts

    Taipei, Taiwan-November 2nd , 2015Thermaltake with premium sponsor Newegg Inc., is holding the biggest international modding event of the year, the 2015 Thermaltake Case MOD Invitational Season 2. As this event approaches its conclusion, it is time to elect the winner of the year. A voting event will be held from November 3rd to November 16th, at the Tt Community forum (http://community.thermaltake.com/). To vote for your favorite modder, place your vote in the voting thread. Once the vote is cast, you will be eligible to win awesome prizes supplied by Thermaltake and other sponsors. Weekly prizes include Riing LED RGB 256 Colors High Static Pressure LED Radiator Fan (3 Fans Pack), Smart DPS G 750W Gold with Smart Power Management Platform(SPM), Water 3.0 Performer C, TteSPORTs ISURUS Pro In-ear Gaming Headset, ASUS H170 Pro Gaming Motherboard, ASUS H170-Pro Motherboard, ASUS Z170M-Plus Gaming Motherboard ,and Avexir Core Series Limited Thermaltake Edition.

  • ICY DOCK November 2015 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (11/01/2015 to 11/22/2015)

  • ADATA

    ADATA Technology is pleased to announce the arrival of its HV100 External Hard Drive featuring a sandblasted smudge-free finish and a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for ultra-fast file transfers. "The HV100 arrives feature-packed with G Shock Sensor Protection to help protect your data, and a bright blue/red LED indicator to show data transfer status. Available in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB sizes, you can also enjoy free OStoGO and HDDtoGO software, all backed by ADATA’s 3 year warranty."See More

  • ADATA Launches Stylish HV100 External Hard Drive!
    A Smooth Finish Complements Practicality!

    ADATA Launches Stylish HV100 External Hard Drive!

     
    Taipei, Taiwan – November 27, 2014 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash applications, is pleased to announce the arrival of its HV100 External Hard Drive featuring a sandblasted smudge-free finish and a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for ultra-fast file transfers. The HV100 arrives feature-packed with G Shock Sensor Protection to help protect your data, and a bright blue/red LED indicator to show data transfer status. Available in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB sizes, you can also enjoy free OStoGO and HDDtoGO software, all backed by ADATA’s 3 year warranty.  

  • HighPoint Technologies Inc.

    HighPoint Technologies, a pioneering force in the storage industry for over 19 years, proudly announces our new partnership with Ingram Micro, the industry’s leading distributor of IT products and solutions. "Our comprehensive Thunderbolt™ portfolio and 6Gb/s SAS and SATA HBA product lines are now available from Ingram Micro’s USA distribution network."See More

  • HighPoint Announces New Distribution Partnership with Ingram Micro

    HighPoint Announces New Distribution Partnership with Ingram Micro

    November 2014, Milpitas, CA. HighPoint Technologies, a pioneering force in the storage industry for over 19 years, proudly announces our new partnership with Ingram Micro, the industry’s leading distributor of IT products and solutions. Our comprehensive Thunderbolt™ portfolio and 6Gb/s SAS and SATA HBA product lines are now available from Ingram Micro’s USA distribution network.

  • "Antec recently released a fresh mid-capacity series for enthusiast users. The EDGE unit with 650 W will be evaluated today. All EDGE units use a fully modular cabling design and are 80 Plus Gold certified, and Seasonic is their OEM, so we expect great things from them."

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Razer, creator of all things peripheral, has finally released their hotly anticipated entry into the chassis market. This is the NZXT H440 – Designed by Razer. With a completely new appearance featuring a matte black exterior and interior, four black NZXT fans, a large tinted window, and plenty of LED lighting, this chassis will be sure to make every Razer fan's wish list, especially given that it retains the original H440 quality and simplicity."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • NikkTech

    "To this date largely thanks to the several price drops which have occurred over the course of the past 2 years more and more consumers choose to equip their systems with SATA III SSD models in order to experience superior read and write performance compared to regular mechanical drives. However although for casual users, gamers, overclockers and most professionals the performance of SATA III SSDs is probably more than what they'll ever need the same doesn't apply for certain people (and companies) who place performance above all else. For such audiences several manufacturers started producing PCI-E based SSDs as far back as 7 years ago (if memory serves me well the first manufacturer to attempt this was Fusion-io with their io-Drive) but up until this day prices were not what most people would call affordable. Today with us we have one of the most cost-effective PCI-E SSDs in the market, the Scorpion 480GB by Mushkin."

    NikkTech

  • "Everybody loves speed, and there's no easier way to enhance the snappiness of general usage tasks than by using a solid state drive. But the primary storage interface – SATA 6Gbps – saw its speed limit reached by fast SSD's more than two years ago. If you wanted higher performance, multiple SATA drives in RAID or a dedicated PCIe solution were the ways to go. In its 480GB Phoenix Blade, G.Skill has opted to provide both; there's a four-controller RAID 0 configuration for high speed numbers and a PCIe 2.0 x8 interface for ample bandwidth allocation."

    Kitguru

  • "Join us for special guests, listener mail, endless laughs, and also some tech stuff."

    The Tech Report

  • QNAP

    Responding to the booming development of SSDs and the growing demands from users, QNAP® Systems, Inc. has announced the TS-451S Turbo NAS, a 4-bay NAS that is optimized for high-density 2.5" SSDs and features an Intel® Celeron® 2.41GHz processor. "Meanwhile, QNAP's powerful SS-x53 Pro series (SMB models that are optimized for high-density SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSDs) have been renamed the TS-453S Pro (4-bay) and TS-853S Pro (8-bay) respectively to assist users in quickly recognizing different options in the same product category."See More

  • QNAP Introduces High-Performance 2.5" SSD
    NAS models: TS-451S, TS-453S Pro and TS-853S Pro

    QNAP Introduces High-Performance 2.5" SSD NAS models (comic)

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 28, 2014 – Responding to the booming development of SSDs and the growing demands from users, QNAP® Systems, Inc. has announced the TS-451S Turbo NAS, a 4-bay NAS that is optimized for high-density 2.5" SSDs and features an Intel® Celeron® 2.41GHz processor. Meanwhile, QNAP's powerful SS-x53 Pro series (SMB models that are optimized for high-density SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSDs) have been renamed the TS-453S Pro (4-bay) and TS-853S Pro (8-bay) respectively to assist users in quickly recognizing different options in the same product category.

  • Mushkin

    Mushkin unveils the new REACTOR series of solid-state drives that offer cutting-edge 1TB capacity. The REACTOR SSD provides the extreme performance benefits of a solid-state drive, while enabling the big data capacity of mechanical hard drives. “Solid-state drive technology is growing in leaps and bounds. Mushkin has been a leader in unleashing performance-maximizing products for a wide array of consumers, and we are pleased to be able to - once again - offer an SSD solution that can quench the growing need for large-scale data capacity at incredible speeds,” said Nicolas Villalobos, Director of Global Marketing at Mushkin.See More

  • Mushkin Unveils the New REACTOR 1TB Solid State Drive

    Mushkin Unveils the New REACTOR 1TB Solid State Drive

    Austin, TX -- Nov 24, 2014 -- Mushkin Enhanced Mfg., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical digital storage products, unveils the new REACTOR series of solid-state drives that offer cutting-edge 1TB capacity. The REACTOR SSD provides the extreme performance benefits of a solid-state drive, while enabling the big data capacity of mechanical hard drives.

  • EKWB

    EK Water Blocks proudly introduces a new Full-Cover water block, designed and engineered specificaly for ASUS® Strix series NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics cards - the EK-FC980 GTX Strix. EK-FC980 GTX Strix is a high-performance Full-Cover water block, co-developed with ASUS® Republic of Gamers (ROG) engineering team. "The cooler actively 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."See More

  • EK Releases ASUS® GTX 980 Strix Full-Cover Water Block

    EK releases ASUS® GTX 980 Strix Full-Cover water block

    Nov 27, 2014 -- EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block, designed and engineered specificaly for ASUS® Strix series NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics cards - the EK-FC980 GTX Strix.

  • ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR announces that they will be showcasing their latest 70, 51, and 50 series NAS models at CES 2015 in Las Vegas from January 5th – 8th. These new models are equipped with Intel® Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core, Celeron J1900 2.0GHz quad-core, and Celeron J1800 2.41GHz dual-core processors respectively, providing home and business users with brand new storage solution options. "The exact suite number for ASUSTOR’s exhibit will be announced 2 weeks before CES on the official ASUSTOR website."See More

  • Transcend

    Transcend®, a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to introduce the complete Apple Solutions series, including the JetDrive™ SSD Upgrade Kit, JetDrive™ Lite Expansion Cards and StoreJet® for Mac®. "The series features blazing-fast transfer rates and large storage space. Moreover, all models complement Mac®’s style with their simple yet elegant design."See More

  • ASUSTOR to Debut New NAS Applications at CES 2015

    ASUSTOR to Debut New NAS Applications at CES 2015


    ASUSTOR to exhibit new 70, 51, 50 series NAS models at CES 2015 at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas. All NAS devices are equipped with ADM 2.3, the latest version of the world’s first App-based NAS operating system. ASUSTOR will be presenting its comprehensive cloud storage technology which includes exciting new enterprise and multimedia applications. ASUSTOR welcomes all those who are interested to visit them and experience the latest in NAS technology, firsthand.

    Date: Monday January 5th – Thursday January 8th, 2015
    Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on January 8th)
    Location: Trump International Hotel Las Vegas (2000 Fashion Show Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA )
    The exact suite number for ASUSTOR’s exhibit will be announced 2 weeks before CES on the official ASUSTOR website.

  • Transcend's Apple Solutions Series Elegantly Balances Storage and Performance

     Transcend_Apple Solutions.jpg

    November 28, 2014 -- Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to introduce the complete Apple Solutions series, including the JetDrive™ SSD Upgrade Kit, JetDrive™ Lite Expansion Cards and StoreJet® for Mac®. The series features blazing-fast transfer rates and large storage space. Moreover, all models complement Mac®’s style with their simple yet elegant design.

  • CRYORIG

    One of the main concerns when upgrading or building a new PC is being assured that the new CPU cooling solution will be an optimal match, and of course actually fit. CRYORIG, PC thermal solutions innovator is releasing a new Compatibility Tester. "The CR Origami testing system allows users to print out and put together a origami structure that will reflects the fin size footprint, heatpipe height limitations for a CRYORIG product and platform of choice. This allows users to pre-test their system and see for themselves if CRYORIG fit’s or not."See More

  • CRYORIG Innovative Product Compatibility Tester Goes Online!

    CRYORIG Innovative Product Compatibility Tester Goes Online!

    27.11.2014, Taipei, Taiwan – CRYORIG, PC thermal solutions innovator is releasing a new Compatibility Tester. The CR Origami testing system allows users to print out and put together a origami structure that will reflects the fin size footprint, heatpipe height limitations for a CRYORIG product and platform of choice. This allows users to pre-test their system and see for themselves if CRYORIG fit’s or not. Taking only a four steps to make your very own CR Origami Tester, the Tester is the fastest and easiest way to answer questions like wither the R1 Universal will interfere with your RAM/PCI-E and many more compatibility related questions.

  • Razer Nabu

    Razer™ announces that the Razer Nabu smartband will be available first in North America from December 2nd on RazerStore and subsequently select retailers. "The innovative device delivers discreet notifications from smartphones, is a highly accurate fitness tracker, and stands as the world’s first social wearable by way of a unique band-to-band communication capability."The Razer Nabu will be available December 2nd in North America for USD$99.99, and other regions will be following later.See More

  • Razer NABU SMARTBAND AVAILABLE December 2nd

    Razer NABU SMARTBAND AVAILABLE December 2nd USD $99.99

    Winner of “Best of CES 2014” is the world’s first social wearable that combines features of smartwatches and fitness bands, priced at $99.99

    Nov. 27th, 2014 -- CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced that the Razer Nabu smartband will be available first in North America from December 2nd on RazerStore and subsequently select retailers.

  • EVGA

    In this Special Holiday Edition of the EVGA Newsletter, EVGA announces the EVGA Hard Shell Mouse Case. "Made of aluminum, this sturdy mouse case will protect your hardware when you are on the go and will store any EVGA mouse. "No longer will you have to worry about your mouse moving around or the cable becoming tangled. The inside of the case contains a pouch for the cable so your mouse will be safe and stay organized!" And best of all, you can even get the Hard Shell Mouse Case Free! with the purchase of the EVGA TORQ X10 Carbon Mouse. Be sure to check out more of EVGA Deals this Holiday Weekend.See More

  • EVGA November 2014, third edition NewsletterFree EVGA Mouse Case and Holiday Deals!

  • UNIGINE

    This just in the HTL Newsroom! Most of us are already familiar with special applications that use UNIGINE, a cutting-edge real-time 3D engine, for benchmarking and measuring the performance of graphics on their PC. UNIGINE invites those interested to join them for the announcement of their newest and most exciting product yet, UNIGINE 2, at SIGGRAPH Asia in Shenzhen, China, December 4-6: 2014. 

  • ORIGIN

    ORIGIN PC has announced their official Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions begin on Wednesday, November 26th at 6:00 PM EST and run through Thanksgiving, the whole weekend and all day Cyber Monday! "Purchase any ORIGIN PC system at a select price and receive a free Amazon Gift Card up to $150, a free ORIGIN PC gaming peripheral(s), free professional ORIGIN PC overclocking, free U.S. Ground Shipping, and free PC games with NVIDIA’s latest “Pick Your Path” game bundle or AMD Radeon’s “NEVER SETTLE: Space Edition” game bundle while supplies last."See More

  • Razer Team eSport

    Razer announces the first public screening of the upcoming eSports documentary series, “Team Razer: Great Games,” at DreamHack Winter in Jönköping, Sweden. "The trilogy follows members of Team Razer, an elite group of eSports professionals, and focuses on three of today’s most popular eSports titles: StarCraft II, Dota 2 and League of Legends."See More

  • Holiday Savings Unleashed

    ORIGIN PC’s Exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday Promotions Begin Right Now!

    ORIGIN PC’s Exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday Promotions Begin Right Now!

    Free $150 Amazon Gift Cards, Free ORIGIN PC Gaming Peripherals, Free Professional Overclocking, Free PC Games and Free U.S. Ground Shipping Starting Today!

    Miami, FL – November 26, 2014 6:00pm EST – ORIGIN PC has announced their official Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions begin on Wednesday, November 26th at 6:00 PM EST and run through Thanksgiving, the whole weekend and all day Cyber Monday! Purchase any ORIGIN PC system at a select price and receive a free Amazon Gift Card up to $150, a free ORIGIN PC gaming peripheral(s), free professional ORIGIN PC overclocking, free U.S. Ground Shipping, and free PC games with NVIDIA’s latest “Pick Your Path” game bundle or AMD Radeon’s “NEVER SETTLE: Space Edition” game bundle while supplies last.

  • RAZER SHOWCASES PROFESSIONAL ESPORTS ATHLETES WITH “TEAM RAZER: GREAT GAMES” DOCUMENTARY

    Razer Showcases Professional eSports Athletes with Documentary

    Razer premieres three-part film directed by Travis “Samox” Beauchamp

    Nov. 26, 2014 -- CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the first public screening of the upcoming eSports documentary series, “Team Razer: Great Games,” at DreamHack Winter in Jönköping, Sweden.

  • EKWB

    EK Water Blocks, is proud to announce company's first fully in-house engineered computer cooling fan, designed and built primarily for highest-performance computer liquid cooling systems - the EK-Vardar. EK-Vardar 120mm cooling fan family currently consists of five models, ranging from 11500-2200 RPMs, as well the EK-Furious Vardar FF5-120 at 3000rpm. And in case you are concerned about noise levels;"High-pressure fan design have distinct blade characteristics", said Vlado Schweiger, chief hydrodynamic engineer at EK Water Blocks. "The key task was to optimize noise profile throughout entire fan operational range."See More

  • EK announces new high-pressure 120mm fan EK-Vardar

    EK announces new high-pressure 120mm fan EK-Vardar

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to announce company's first fully in-house engineered computer cooling fan, designed and built primarily for highest-performance computer liquid cooling systems - the EK-Vardar.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Longevity is very important in any industry. It is extremely likely that, when the longevity moniker is affixed to an organization's label, consumers can buy with confidence. Corsair is one of those labels that can has been doing it well since 1994 and in this industry, 20 years is a VERY long time. Whether you are buying a power supply or a gaming mouse, you know that if it wears the Corsair logo, it is a quality device that will withstand the test of time and perform brilliantly. Performance is one of the qualities we will test on the Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset today at Benchmark Reviews. I encourage you to read on in order to find out if this device is worthy to carry the Corsair logo."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Feature rich, the LIQMAX 120S from Enermax is an AIO CPU cooler ready to rock. Utilizing a 120 mm radiator and single-fan design, it makes up for what it lacks in specs with its features. Offering exceptional mounting pressure, an adjustable PWM RPM range, and removable fan blades for easy cleaning, it might just be the cooler you have been looking for."

    techPowerUp

  • "A big part of just about any technology game these days is versatility. We're no longer satisfied with products that only serve one purpose or can only be used under one kind of circumstance. At the same time, we don't want to sacrifice anything in terms of performance in order to gain some added flexibility. And yes, this even applies to a pair of speakers. You may not think much of the Creative T15 Wireless 2.0 Speaker System at first glance, but there is at least a little something beyond what meets the eye."

    MegaTechNews

  • NikkTech

    "A couple of weeks ago we uploaded a review of the latest portable Bluetooth speaker by Ultimate Ears called the BOOM which although very good still was far from perfect and thus our quest for the best portable speaker didn't stop there. What followed however had little to do with the review and much to do with our readers since many of you asked about what we're looking for in a portable wireless speaker that all the models we've tested so far were obviously unable to deliver. Well the answer is really easy so aside a very good build quality we're also looking for a well-designed portable wireless speaker with excellent audio reproduction, powerful volume levels and plenty of features. Unfortunately with the exception of just a couple of models such as the TDK A73 Boombox and the Creative Sound BlasterAxx AXX 200 (both very good but still not flawless) all others fell short in at least one of the above categories. With the brand new Sound Blaster ROAR SR20A Bluetooth Portable Speaker Creative seeks to win the hearts of audiophiles and regular consumers alike but is it capable of doing so?"

    NikkTech

  • "We recently go our hands dirty, so to speak, with the new Core M 5Y70 Broadwell-powered Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro ultrabook. Contrary to Intel's design goal with Broadwell, the Yoga 3 Pro is not a fanless design, but instead is a super-thin, ultra-light convertible ultrabook with a premium, high resolution 3K display with a crisp 3200x1800 native resolution. And though the Yoga 3 Pro is crazy-thin and light at just 2.6 pounds, its cooling fans are barely audible under load. In addition, this machine has a design feature that is a first for notebooks. Its "watchband" style hinge allows the machine to flip and contort all the way back into tablet mode and anywhere in between--and look good while doing it..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Often times we receive several items at the same time that a manufacturer would like us to review. Typically this occurs when a new line of products has been released or a major update has been done and today is exactly that. With the introduction of their CAM software, NZXT has released an updated version of most of their products featuring this new connectivity. Today we'll be taking a close look at NZXT's newest 120mm AIO, the Kraken X31. NZXT has some notoriously well loved and great performing coolers in their armory, let's find out if their newest, smallest offering lives up to those same standards."

    Think Computers

  • "It's that time of year again. The big man to the north is making his list—and checking it twice—while shoppers to the south contemplate what to get for the beloved techies on their lists. Our staff has compiled a stack of suggestions based on our favorite PC hardware, mobile devices, and other gadgets."

    The Tech Report

  • "NZXT and Razer have collaborated on a new case bearing the peripheral manufacturer's name and styling. Instead of reinventing the wheel, they took the award winning NZXT H440 (see our review) and have a "Designed by Razer" edition of the case. It will continue to off the best features of the H440, with cosmetics that are unmistakably Razer. This includes a mainly jet black color scheme, accented by the Razer emblem, along with a lot of green lighting. We got our hands on the NZXT H440 "Designed by Razer" Edition before it ships out to the public. Here's what we thought."

    Futurelooks

  • 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 this Holiday weekend on some of their favorites, like the ICY DOCK Blizzard, ICY Bento, EZ-Dock,ICY Raid,ICY DOCK Fat Cage,Tough Armor 4-bay mobile rack, docking stations, along with a selection of other fine data storage products, and accessories, as ICY DOCK announces the ICY DOCK 2014 Black Friday 5 Days Deals Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (11/26/2014 to 11/30/2014. See More

  • ICY DOCK 2014 Black Friday 5 Days Deals Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (11/26/2014 to 11/30/2014)

  • QNAP

    QNAP announces the release of the Qnotes mobile app to enable users to take and share notes anywhere and anytime. In addition to synchronizing content with the Notes Station on a Turbo NAS, Qnotes allows offline note-taking as an easy-to-use tool to help users organize things in their work and personal life. "Qnotes is perfect for conveniently capturing ideas on the go and to save notes on the secure personal cloud provided by a Turbo NAS,"said Willy Kuo, product manager of QNAP. See More

  • QNAP Qnotes App Allows Users to Take Notes On-The-Go

    QNAP Qnotes App Allows Users to Take Notes On-The-Go

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 26, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the Qnotes mobile app to enable users to take and share notes anywhere and anytime. In addition to synchronizing content with the Notes Station on a Turbo NAS, Qnotes allows offline note-taking as an easy-to-use tool to help users organize things in their work and personal life.

  • Phanteks

    Sometimes a low profile CPU cooler is an ideal cooling solution for a build, as Phanteks releases the PH-TC12LS low profile CPU cooler.The PH-TC12LS comes equipped with the latest PHF120MP PWM High Static Pressure fan designed to overcome airflow restriction caused by high fin density. "Designed specifically for HTPC, the PHTC12LS stands at only 47mm tall (74mm with fan) and compatible with 99mm small form factor case."Available at most retailers in December 2014 with a suggested price of $39.99.See More

  • Phanteks

    Phanteks announces the release of the PHTC14S. "The PH-TC14S incorporates the dual tower and performance from the PH-TC14PE but in a slimmer form. PH-TC14S’s slim form eliminates any conflicts with high RAM and VRM modules in newer motherboards. The six 6mm nickel plated heatpipes with the slim aluminum fins improves heat distribution and creates better thermal convection resulting in immediate cooling."Available at most retailers in mid-Decmeber with a MSRP of $49.99.See More

  • PHANTEKS PH-TC14S Launch

    PHANTEKS PH-TC14S

    Walnut, California, November 26th 2014 Phanteks announces the release of the PHTC14S. A slim dual tower CPU cooler designed from the concept of the award-winning  PH-TC14PE.

  • PHANTEKS PH-TC12LS Launch

     PHANTEKS PH-TC12LS

    Walnut, California, November 26th 2014- Phanteks announces the release of the PH-TC12LS, a low profile CPU cooler. The PH-TC12LS comes equipped with the latest PHF120MP PWM High Static Pressure fan designed to overcome airflow restriction caused by high fin density.

  • OttertBox

    Enjoy the view! As OtterBox®, the No. 1 most-trusted brand in smartphone protection, introduces Alpha Glass™ screen protectors to the iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The fortified glass screen protectors are available now for both devices in Clear and Privacy. "The OtterBox Alpha Glass line is a perfect match for both new iPhone models and their spacious screens," said OtterBox President and CEO Pete Lindgren. "Alpha Glass' fortified, shatterproof glass gives users a premium experience, unparalleled clarity and the option to help protect the information on their devices from prying eyes."Alpha Glass is available now for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at $29.95 for Clear and $34.95 for Privacy. See More

  • OtterBox Media Relations

    OtterBox Aplha Glass Screen Protector

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Fractal Design is probably best know for it's Define series chassis lineup, cases designed for high performance while keeping a low noise level and budget price tag. The current version, the Define R4, was much praised for its customization options, cooling performance, and noise control. However, at the beginning of last year NZXT released their H440 chassis, a case that was called the "Define R4 Killer," because of it's enhanced cooling options, quiet operation, and stunning looks. But now Fractal Design have given their answer to the H440, and it's a big one – the Define R5."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "We have reviewed most Obsidian cases in the past - with a few exceptions. One being the the tiny but capable 250D, the smallest chassis in this family of enclosures. This review of the Corsair Obsidian 250D will show whether Corsair managed to shrink its size to the smallest possible denominator without compromising on any of the aspects that make Obsidian enclosures so very appealing."

    techPowerUp

  • "NVIDIA's Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA) technology is available in the latest GeForce driver release. We look at performance and image quality on the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 and see if this is something gamers can benefit from. Only a handful of games support it right now, if yours is on the list, give it a spin."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "It feels like only yesterday that we were whipping up last year's holiday gift guide, but somehow a full year has passed and we're staring yet another winter in the face. Don't fret, though — just because you haven't prepared for this season doesn't mean that you're hung out to dry. As the technology behind smartphones, tablets, and laptops has evolved over the past twelve months, we've collected the best and brightest in order to shape your gift buying. Regardless of whether you're shopping for yourself or a loved one (or both), it's a great time to be in the market. From budget products to flagship device, your options have never been so diverse--or powerful..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Today we are looking at the latest gaming mouse from FUNC, the MS-2. With a street price that's expected to level out around £44, it is almost £15 cheaper than its big brother, the MS-3, which launched 18 months ago. This is a mid-sized gaming mouse and according to Func, has been designed to accommodate different grip styles with minimal stress & strain to your poor hand."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "Lenovo's A-Series of tablets is made up of three models. First you have the 7-inch A7 which is made for reading and browsing, the 8-inch A8 billed as an entertainment tablets and the 10-inch A10 which can be used for both entertainment and productivity. All three tablets feature the same Mediatek 1.3 GHz quad-core SoC, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and run Android 4.4.2. Today we will be checking out the Tab A8 which sits right in the middle of the A-Series with an MSRP of $149.99. Let's take this tablet for a spin and see what it really can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "The Armor A30 2.5'' USB 3.0 portable drives from Silicon Power are built to last in harsh conditions and the manufacturer has included materials like shock-resistant silica gel which combines with the plastic external shell. Silicon Power also reminds us that the drive has passed the test in compliance with the US military MIL-STD-810G (transit drop test) which means a 300cm experimental fall test."

    Madshrimps

  • "A preview of Nvidia's Grid Game Streaming service is free on Shield devices until next summer. We've spent some time with it on the Shield Tablet to see how well PC games play in Nvidia's cloud."

    The Tech Report

  • NVIDIA SHIELD

    This just in to the HTL Newsroom! NVIDIA had previously launched their GRID Gaming Service last week to a very positive response. The GRID Gaming Service is a gaming supercomputer in the cloud that streams PC games with GeForce GTX-quality graphics to your SHIELD device. "It’s like Netflix for games!"

  • Movavi

    Having the right tool-set when it comes to dealing with a wide variety of multimedia, such as photos,music, videos, and animated GIFs etc.. needs a specialize application to facilitate getting the project done within a simple and intuitive software environment. Movavi announces a new Video Suite for Windows, "Movavi’s bestselling home use multimedia software, gets the most significant update in the company’s 10 year history. Version 14 now includes functionality previously only available in standalone applications: SD to HD video upscale, support for 4K video conversion, SlowMotion effect, online call capture, and much more." And best of all, the Movavi Video Suite v14 has a free trail, and a reasonable price.See More

  • Asustor

    ASUSTOR announces the release of the Surveillance Center 2.2 beta version. This version of Surveillance Center features full support for ONVIF Profile S giving system integrators and more flexibility and choice when creating surveillance systems. Also featured are intuitive PTZ controls and increased Mac system display performance by over 30%. "Furthermore, newly added interactive electronic maps provide a visual method for administrators to get an overall view of all IP cameras being deployed in large scale surveillance environments, allowing them to quickly get a handle on the current situation."See More

  • Lian Li

    Lian-Li announces a windowed version of the PC-Q33 Mini-ITX Chassis – PC-Q33W. "The PC-Q33W features the same flip-open design and space-efficient hardware support as the original PC-Q33, while also having windows on both side panels, allowing DIY builders to show off their hardware creations." The PC-Q33W is available now in black (PC-Q33WB) and silver (PC-Q33WA) on Newegg for the suggested retail price of 124.99USD.See More

  • Tesoro

    Tesoro Technology USA Inc., launches an updated version of its website, http://www.tesorotec.com, giving visitors a more intuitive navigation experience. Along with an optimized interface, the new website will feature localized social media integration and more detailed product page specifications and pictures.See More

  • Movavi Video Suite for Windows v14 – Stunning new functionality,  same low price                

       Movavi Video Suite for Windows v14

    Video Suite for Windows, Movavi’s bestselling home use multimedia software, gets the most significant update in the company’s 10 year history. Version 14 now includes functionality previously only available in standalone applications: SD to HD video upscale, support for 4K video conversion, SlowMotion effect, online call capture, and much more.

    November 25, 2014Movavi Video Suite14, designed as an all-purpose multimedia toolkit for home users, has been updated to version 14 with a record number of features, plus a new user interface design. Users of previous versions will be pleased to note that the initial window is still conveniently divided into tabs that relate to specific goals or project types: Video, Audio, Photo, and Data which let users choose actions such as: Convert video, Edit video, Record computer screen, and more. There’s also an Extras tab, which links to additional content and materials like the Movavi e-book “Movie-making in one hour”, as well as additional special effects and fades packages.

  • ASUSTOR Releases Surveillance Center 2.2 Beta

    ASUSTOR Releases Surveillance Center 2.2 Beta

    ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center 2.2 beta increases Mac display performance by 30%. Addition of electronic maps that allows users to quickly survey all cameras deployed in large scale environments, along with ONVIF Profile S certification that significantly expands camera compatibility and gives system integrators a competitive advantage.

  • Lian Li Announces Windowed Version of PC-Q33 Mini-ITX Chassis in North America

    Lian Li Announces Windowed Version of PC-Q33 Mini-ITX Chassis in North America
    Flip-Open Design Aluminum Chassis Now with Dual Side Panel Windows

    November 25, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces a windowed version of the PC-Q33 Mini-ITX Chassis – PC-Q33W. The PC-Q33W features the same flip-open design and space-efficient hardware support as the original PC-Q33, while also having windows on both side panels, allowing DIY builders to show off their hardware creations.

  • Tesoro Launches New Website

    Tesoro Launches New Website
    More User Friendly Navigation, Detailed Product Specs, and Localized Social Media Integration

    25 November 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today launches an updated version of its website, http://www.tesorotec.com, giving visitors a more intuitive navigation experience. Along with an optimized interface, the new website will feature localized social media integration and more detailed product page specifications and pictures. In the near future Tesoro's website will feature multiple languages.

  • Razer

    Today Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer, took the ALS ice bucket challenge and donated $10,000 on behalf of gamers. “I was nominated a number of times for the Ice Bucket Challenge but I didn’t do it because I didn’t truly understand the impact of ALS and I didn’t want to be one of the many randomly doing it just because everyone else was doing it,” said Min.But after the Razer CEO meeting with superfan Feiran Song, who suffers from ALS and is a forum administrator for the Baidu Razer forum which has over 30,000 fans, Min-Liang Tan decided to dedicate his support to the cause. See More

  • Razer donates $10,000 to the als association after meeting with superfan

    Razer CEO Finally Takes Up the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Razer CEO Finally Takes Up the Ice Bucket Challenge

    (and becomes probably the last person in line to do it)

    Nov. 24, 2014 -- SINGAPORE – Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO, Razer, today announced that Razer would be donating US$10,000 to the ALS Association after a meeting with a superfan from China who is suffering from the disease.

  • The Aviators Announces Black Friday Specials on Merchandise in Web Shop Through Cyber Monday

    The Aviators

    Fans Can Choose from the All-Inclusive 'MEGA Pack', 'mini Pack' or 'Penta Pack' DVD/HD Package; Readers Can Use Special Code 'media25' Between Now and Thanksgiving for 25 Percent Discount

    Los Angeles, CA – November 24, 2014 — The world's top aviation reality series, The Aviators, announces Black Friday specials on its best selling merchandise. The promotion, which includes deals on special bundles of DVD/HD titles for each of The Aviators five seasons through Cyber Monday, is the perfect gift for both aviation fans and loyal viewers of The Aviators — which has been seen by 50 million viewers in over 100 countries around the world.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "LUXA2, a division of Thermaltake, embraces the philosophy that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication and with this belief incorporates functionality and premium aesthetic appeal into their product designs. From concept to reality, they are committed to creating the best user experience. Today Benchmark Reviews examines the Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speaker, two portable Bluetooth speaker modules with the capability of stereo sound."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The Define R5 is the direct successor to Fractal Design's R4 enclosure, and it arrives with the promise of a completely improved offering in the silent case market. Fractal Design has unveiled the case today, and we have the day-one review ready for you!"

    PC Perspective

  • "We have been impressed with the wide cross section of GTX970′s and GTX980′s we have reviewed since Nvidia's official launch. It was interesting to note on launch day that Nvidia didn't sample a reference GTX970, instead relying on partners to supply custom cooled overclocked solutions. Nvidia's distinctive reference cooler has a devoted, loyal user base... who were royally miffed that a GTX970 reference card was not available. Andrew 'Gibbo' Gibson in Overclockers UK was keen to resolve the problem and he worked hard to create an 'improved' reference design – a worldwide exclusive."

    Kitguru

  • The SSD Review

    "Today, we are in a space where media professionals require faster systems with more storage capacity, but for many who enjoy more compact systems, this just isn't possible. The OWC ThunderBay 4 mini seems to tackle just that. At 7.6″ long (pencil length) 4.6″ high and 3.6″ wide, the ThunderBay 4 mini weighs only 2.4 lbs, yet is capable of storage up to 8TB (4TB SSD) and speeds just under 1.4GB/s when utilizing flash media. The ThunderBay 4 mini provides a smaller footprint for working on media such as 4K files than has ever been seen before, and Thunderbolt 2 makes sure that work is capable of being completed in a quick and efficient manner."

    The SSD Review

  • NikkTech

    "Regular CPU Air Coolers may hold the first place in what most casual users and gamers use to keep their systems cool but AIO (All In One) liquid CPU Cooling Solutions are not really that far behind largely thanks to the continuous appearance of such products in the market. Now as you may have seen in our charts some entry-level AIO solutions are not as good as some high-end CPU Air Coolers while the ones that are better are not by very much so no one's saying that AIO solutions are the only way to go if you're after good cooling efficiency. Still we also can't deny that AIO solutions appeal more to people who're after serious performance with low noise levels and zero clearance issues with mainboard components and memory modules. SilverStone has been in the AIO market for quite some time now but we were just now able to get their Tundra TD02 liquid CPU cooling solution and as expected we wasted no time strapping it on our primary test rig to test its performance."

    NikkTech

  • Think Computers

    "Computer cases of today are so much better and smarter than they were back when we first started modding and building computers of our own, but some of these new cases come along and stands out in the middle of the crowd and silently screams "look at me". One of those cases is the NZXT H440-Designed by Razer (CA-H440W-RA). Basically the Razer engineering team along with the already winning NZXT team got together and took what was already one of the most popular computer enthusiast cases around, the NZXT H440 and together they both collaborated to make it an even more superior gaming oriented NZXT H440 computer case."

    Think Computers

  • "The Func MS-2 mouse has given us a good impression as the MS-3 version before it and is able to deliver a good gaming experience for mainstream gamers and seems to be better suited for fingertip grip users with smaller hands. The soft-touch coating offers a good grip which is important during long gaming sessions while the extra buttons are carefully placed for easy accessibility."

    Madshrimps

  • "Like in previous versions the GTX 980 has been matched up with the EVGA epower VRM to create a monster video card that can deliver outstanding out of box performance, enhanced overclocking and superior LN2 experience when matched with a custom unlocked BIOS."

    Hardware Asylum

  • Fractal Design

    Many enthusiasts and PC gamers have embraced the fine line-up award winning Fractal Design Define series of chassis, and deservedly so! Fractal Design proudly announces the Fractal Design Define R5 as the next evolution in the widely popular Define Series. "Packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction."The Define R5 chassis are available in three finishes, with side window options, features an integrated fan controller, and also includes two Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 140mm fans developed for superlative airflow while still maintaining low noise levels. See More

  • Patriot

    Patriot announces two new additions to its LX Series of SDXC and microSDXC cards reaching new capacities making it easier than ever before to capture images and record in high definition. "The perfect item for an aspiring photographer or a seasoned veteran using the latest equipment, it is fast enough to record in HD 1920 x 1080 and has a read speed of up to 80MB/s and a write speed of up to 20MB/s. Its write protection switch prevents users from accidentally deleting videos or images." Both the LX Series 256 GB SDXC and the 128GB microSDXC flash cards are available for an MSRP of $129.99 at retailers such as Fry’s Electronics, Newegg, Amazon and other select stores.See More

  • Silence Redefined…The DEFINE R5 is here!

    Silence Redefined…The Fractal Design DEFINE R5 is here!

    The wait is over!  Fractal Design is proud to announce the next generation of the, worldwide, award winning Define series.

    Fractal Design Define R5 is the next evolution in the widely popular Define Series. Packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction.

  • Patriot Upgrades its LX Series of SDXC and microSDXC Cards to Higher Capacity

     Patriot LX Series 256GB UHS-I Class 10 SDXC Flash Card LX Series 128GB UHS-I Class 10 microSDXC Flash Card

    FREMONT, CALIF., USA – November 24, 2014 – Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, USB/flash and mobile accessories, added two new additions to its LX Series of SDXC and microSDXC cards reaching new capacities making it easier than ever before to capture images and record in high definition.

  • NZXT

    Just take a look around any tech community support and forums threads, and it's most likely these days that one may see suggestions "Maybe best to wait till Black Friday and see if you can grab a deal on that PC upgrade or hardware." Certainly the Holiday Crunch can be hectic, but what if there was an inside scoop on some of your favorite NZXT products available on Black Friday from the NZXT Armory store?

  • EVGA

    Savvy enthusiasts and DIY PC builders are always on the look out for a deal, especially this time of year. EVGA announces a special incentive for those considering a smaller chassis build that is also capable of supporting bigger graphics cards, such as the EVGA GeForce GTX 980. EVGA has bundled the EVGA Hadron Air PC chassis (500W power supply included) by tossing in the EVGA TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse, absolutely FREE!. Better hurry, since the promotion will run from November 21, through November 25, 2014. See More

  • EVGA News November 2014 Second EditionBuy an EVGA Hadron Air and get a FREE EVGA TORQ X10 Mouse

  • AMD

    AMD is pleased to announce that they had a great reception to the recent announcement of new price positioning and game bundle for the AMD A10-series of processors. In fact, they are eager to announce that they are extending and expanding the options for their fans and customers.

  • MSI

    In this Special Edition of the MSI Newsletter, several MSI gaming products have been honored to receive the CES 2015 Innovation Awards, such as the X99 Gaming 9 ACK motherboard "as the world's first mainboard featuring Killer DoubleShot Pro to combine Killer WIFI with Killer LAN for the best online gaming experience," GT Dominator Pro gaming laptops with NVIDIA GeForce 970M and GeForce 980M gaming graphics, along with best of MSI's latest All-in-One gaming PCs, MSI's "Pick Your Path" gaming bundle promotion allowing you to choose a Free! game from Ubisoft, with select MSI GeForce series products. See More

  • MSI November 2014 Newsletter MSI Products Honored with CES 2015 Innovation Awards

  • "XFX teamed with Seasonic to introduce the new XTS line of PSUs. In this review, we will test the flagship of the series with 1 kW capacity, Platinum efficiency, a fully modular cabling design and hybrid-fan-mode operation for as little noise output as possible at light loads."

    techPowerUp

  • "Far Cry 4 is here, and we take an early look at how current video cards stack up in performance, and which quality settings are graphically demanding. We will also look at some image quality comparisons and talk about the state of this game at launch. Will it measure up to Far Cry 3 in terms of graphic fidelity?"

    [H]ardOCP

  • "ASUS may be best known for their motherboards but they have a diverse portfolio including graphics cards, cases, peripherals alongside a new range of 'wearables'. The technology giant has various product ranges – such as the Strix series, aimed at the enthusiast user and designed to supplement the Republic Of Gamers range. Today we are looking at a Strix mouse and mat combo: the Claw and the Glide Speed. They are each very 'orange' and feature some interesting design ideas that could set them apart from the crowd. Let us find out if that holds true."

    Kitguru

  • "First of all, calling the In Win D Frame mini an enclosure is a bit of a stretch. The design is part open-air case, part roll cage. Of course open air cases are not a new concept, but this is certainly a striking implementation; a design almost more akin to a testbench in some ways. When installed the components will be more open to the air than otherwise, as only the sides of the frame are covered (with panels made of tempered glass)."

    PC Perspective

  • Tesoro

    Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces attendees of DreamHack 2014, November 27 – November 30, will be able to game with Tesoro as well as have a chance to win Tesoro gaming peripherals at the DreamStore. "Tesoro gaming peripherals will be at Tesoro's booth for visitors to experience the latest in PC gaming technology. PC gaming attendees will be able to try out RGB mechanical keyboards, surround-sound headsets, gaming mice and mousepads, and more."See More

  • Tesoro to Display the Latest Mechanical Keyboards at DreamHack 2014

    Tesoro to Display the Latest Mechanical Keyboards at DreamHack 2014

    Game and Win PC Gaming Gear

    November 21, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces attendees of DreamHack 2014, November 27 – November 30, will be able to game with Tesoro as well as have a chance to win Tesoro gaming peripherals at the DreamStore.

  • Razer

    Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, is pleased to announce the winners of the first Razer-sponsored hackathon, The HackFest at AppsWorld. The application developer conference is one of the leading events of its kind, with over 350 exhibitors and more than 12,000 professional attendees. "First shown at CES 2014, where it won the coveted Best of CES “People’s Choice” award over more than 40 other finalist products, the Nabu concluded its first open hackathon last week."See More

  • DEVELOPERS BAND TOGETHER WITH THE RAZER NABU FOR HACKFEST AT APPSWORLD

    Razer Nabu

    Over 60 developers used the open source Nabu SDK to create apps for Razer’s new smartband

    LONDON – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, is pleased to announce the winners of the first Razer-sponsored hackathon, The HackFest at AppsWorld. The application developer conference is one of the leading events of its kind, with over 350 exhibitors and more than 12,000 professional attendees.

  • AMD

    AMD today at its Future of Compute event announced the introduction of the consumer electronic industry’s first-ever ultra high-definition (UHD) monitors to feature its innovative, open-standards based FreeSync technology. "Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., plans to launch the screen synching technology around the world in March 2015, starting with the Samsung UD590 (23.6-inch and 28-inch models) and UE850 (23.6-inch, 27-inch and 31.5-inch models), and eventually across all of Samsung’s UHD lineups."See More

  • AMD Announces Major Technology Partnerships at Future of Compute Event

    Samsung UD590

    During event keynotes, Samsung shows upcoming line of FreeSync-enabled ultra high- definition displays and Capcom announces evaluation of AMD Mantle API

    SINGAPORE 11/20/2014 -- AMD(NYSE: AMD) today at its Future of Compute event announced the introduction of the consumer electronic industry’s first-ever ultra high-definition (UHD) monitors to feature its innovative, open-standards based FreeSync technology. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., plans to launch the screen synching technology around the world in March 2015, starting with the Samsung UD590 (23.6-inch and 28-inch models) and UE850 (23.6-inch, 27-inch and 31.5-inch models), and eventually across all of Samsung’s UHD lineups. FreeSync will enable dynamic refresh rates synchronized to the frame rate of AMD Radeon™ graphics cards and APUs to maximally reduce input latency and reduce or fully eliminate visual defects during gaming and video playback.

  • Phoenix Online Publishing

    "Phoenix Online Publishing is excited to announce that #1 bestselling, retro-themed horror adventure The Last Door: Collector's Edition is available as of today for the iOS and Android mobile platforms. Hailed by critics as a “love letter to H.P. Lovecraft,” this award-winning low-res, high-suspense tale compiles four episodes of occult and otherworldly terror into one terrifyingly must-see collector’s set, adding all-new puzzles, scenes, and stories, as well as enhanced graphics and remastered sound." Players can download the first chapter free now, with chapters two to four of the game available for just $3.99 as an in-app purchase in the iTunes store and on Google Play.See More

  • BESTSELLING HORROR ADVENTURE THE LAST DOOR: COLLECTOR'S EDITIONTM OUT NOW FOR iOS AND ANDROID MOBILE DEVICES

    The Last Door: Collector's Edition is available as of today for the iOS and Android mobile platforms.

    Award-Winning 8-Bit Horror Adventure Comes to the App Store and Google Play

    St Louis, MO – November 13, 2014 – Phoenix Online Publishing is excited to announce that #1 bestselling, retro-themed horror adventure The Last Door: Collector's Edition is available as of today for the iOS and Android mobile platforms. Hailed by critics as a “love letter to H.P. Lovecraft,” this award-winning low-res, high-suspense tale compiles four episodes of occult and otherworldly terror into one terrifyingly must-see collector’s set, adding all-new puzzles, scenes, and stories, as well as enhanced graphics and remastered sound. Players can download the first chapter free now, with chapters two to four of the game available for just $3.99 as an in-app purchase in the iTunes store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/id926347646) and on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.postudios.tldce).

  • Spire

    "Have you been looking to build a small yet powerful game system, console type computer, media-player or HTPC system? Well look no further, the Spire PowerCube 710 is the enclosure that can host all your powerful hardware, starting with a Micro ATX mainboard and ATX form factor power supply unit of your choice."Manufacturer suggested retail price:(Euro, ex VAT) € 44.95 (Dollar, ex VAT) $ 59.95. See More

  • Introducing POWERCUBE 710 THE NEW MATX CHASSIS

    Spire POWERCUBE 710

    Maarheeze, The Netherlands, 20-11-2014 Have you been looking to build a small yet powerful game system, console type computer, media-player or HTPC system? Well look no further, the Spire PowerCube 710 is the enclosure that can host all your powerful hardware, starting with a Micro ATX mainboard and ATX form factor power supply unit of your choice. This stylish and innovative case is a designer piece on its own. This case has been made out of high quality and SPCC metal and is loaded with all the features you need on today’s systems. The PowerCube 710 is engineered to the highest possible quality to provide you with the satisfaction you are looking for in a small, yet powerful enclosure. Complete with front integrated HD-Audio ports and two USB3.0 ports to provide maximum connectivity and flexibility. No matter your application, the PowerCube 710 from Spire is guaranteed to deliver what you want, when you want.

  • ENERMAX

    ENERMAX rolls out the second generation LIQMAX All-In-One CPU liquid cooler series. LIQMAX II has 2 models: LIQMAX II 120S and LIQMAX II 240, the radiators’ length are 120mm and 240mm, respectively. LIQMAX II features a new cooling block with advanced impellers, ENERMAX patented Shunt Channel Technology (S.C.T) and the 2nd generation batwing fans with patented APS(Adjustable Peak Speed) triple RPM range setting function. "LIQMAX II 120S and 240 TDP are rated at 320W+ and 350W+ respectively, and support the most modern CPU socket types, including LGA1150, LGA2011, AM3+ and FM2+."See More

  • OMNIFINITY

    Omnifinity, the Swedish developer of solutions for natural movement in the virtual world, today unveiled the new Omnideck 6 after two years development on the omnidirectional treadmill first exposed on The Gadget Show’s ‘Ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator’. "The first opportunity to get hands on with the Omnideck is next month between December 1st and December 5th, when the product is showcased at I/ITSEC 2014 (Booth #1249), in Orlando, Florida."See More

  • ENERMAX Launches LIQMAX II series

    ENERMAX Launches LIQMAX II series

    November 20th, 2014. Chino, California – ENERMAX rolls out the second generation LIQMAX All-In-One CPU liquid cooler series. LIQMAX II has 2 models: LIQMAX II 120S and LIQMAX II 240, the radiators’ length are 120mm and 240mm, respectively. LIQMAX II features a new cooling block with advanced impellers, ENERMAX patented Shunt Channel Technology (S.C.T) and the 2nd generation batwing fans with patented APS(Adjustable Peak Speed) triple RPM range setting function. LIQMAX II 120S and 240 TDP are rated at 320W+ and 350W+ respectively, and support the most modern CPU socket types, including LGA1150, LGA2011, AM3+ and FM2+.

  • OMNIFINITY LAUNCHES THE OMNIDECK™ 6 THE MISSING LINK BETWEEN VIRTUAL AND REALITY

    Älmhult, Sweden (November 20th, 2014) -- Omnifinity, the Swedish developer of solutions for natural movement in the virtual world, today unveiled the new Omnideck 6 after two years development on the omnidirectional treadmill first exposed on The Gadget Show’s ‘Ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator’.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "If you're looking for something out of the ordinary for your mITX build, the Taiwanese company IN WIN has some products you'll want to check out. They offer a variety of uniquely-designed computer cases ranging from the weird to the...well, OK, actually, they're all pretty weird, from the all-glass Tóu to today's subject, the IN WIN D-FRAME MINI. Benchmark Reviews builds a high-end gaming system in this expensive open-air mITX case to see what it's got."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Today we review the latest in a series of peripherals to be released under the 'Corsair Gaming' brand. The H1500 USB headset offers a pair of 50mm drivers, 7.1 virtual surround sound and a high level of comfort thanks to the memory foam padding and large ear cups."

    Kitguru

  • "Ever since I improbably started blogging occasionally about light bulbs, I've been waiting impatiently to get a look at the first product from The Finally Light Bulb Company. This start-up company from Cambridge, Massachusetts has decided to bring a Tesla-era lighting technology into the consumer space."

    The Tech Report

  • "Are you ready for some football? Up for grabs in week twelve of Bigbruin.com's Pro Football Pick 'Em is a Kingston 240GB M.2 SATA SSD!"

    BigBruin

  • "In recent years, Plextor has branched beyond their renowned lines of optical storage devices, and into the realm of SSDs. They have done fairly well so far, treading carefully on their selection of controllers and form factors. Their most recent offerings include the M6S and M6M (reviewed here), and are based on Marvell controllers coupled with Toshiba flash. Given that the most recent Marvell controllers are also available in a PCIe variant, Plextor also chose to offer their M6 series in PCIe half height and M.2 form factor. These last two offerings are not simply SATA SSDs bridged over to PCIe, they are natively PCIe 2.0 x2 (1 GB/s), which gives a nice boost over the current SATA limit of 6Gb/sec (600 MB/sec). Today we are going to kill two birds with one stone by evaluating the half-height PCIe version."

    PC Perspective

  • Corsair

    Corsair announces the immediate availability of the Corsair Carbide Series™ 330R Titanium Edition, which brings a new attractive dark gunmetal anodized aluminum front panel and a convenient 3-speed fan controller to the already popular and stylish Carbide Series 330R quiet mid-tower case "making it a great choice for media rooms, bedrooms, dorm rooms, or any place where both silence and performance are essential."The list price for the Carbide Series 330R Titanium Edition PC case is $99.99. See More

  • Corsair’s Super-Quiet Carbide 330R PC Case Now Available in Titanium Edition

    Corsair’s Super-Quiet Carbide 330R PC Case Now Available in Titanium Edition

    New Carbide 330R Titanium Edition adds aluminum front panel and 3-speed fan controller

    Fremont, CA — November 18, 2014Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the immediate availability of the Corsair Carbide Series™ 330R Titanium Edition, which brings a new attractive dark gunmetal anodized aluminum front panel and a convenient 3-speed fan controller to the already popular and stylish Carbide Series 330R quiet mid-tower case making it a great choice for media rooms, bedrooms, dorm rooms, or any place where both silence and performance are essential.

  • OCZ Storage Solutions – a Toshiba Group Company

    OCZ Storage Solutions -- a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its new enterprise-class Saber 1000 SSD Series designed for read-intensive applications targeting high-volume deployment hyperscale, web-hosting and distributed computing environments. "The SATA-based Saber 1000 Series solves demanding key customer business challenges and supported by an enterprise-optimized feature-set, large storage capacities, and low total cost of ownership (TCO)."See More

  • OCZ Storage Solutions Introduces the Saber 1000 Series -- a New Class of Enterprise SATA SSDs Designed for Hyperscale Applications

    OCZ Storage Solutions Introduces the Saber 1000 Series

    Features an Aggressive Cost Structure for Easier Deployment within High-Volume
    Hyperscale, Cloud, Web-Hosting and Distributed Computing Environments

    SAN JOSE, CA – November 20, 2014 - OCZ Storage Solutions -- a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its new enterprise-class Saber 1000 SSD Series designed for read-intensive applications targeting high-volume deployment hyperscale, web-hosting and distributed computing environments.  The SATA-based Saber 1000 Series solves demanding key customer business challenges and supported by an enterprise-optimized feature-set, large storage capacities, and low total cost of ownership (TCO).

  • SpotCam

    Cloud based video startup SpotCam announces the first home monitoring Wi-Fi video solution that offers free 24 hour cloud-based HD video playback. "With SpotCam, users can view live or recorded video of their home or office directly from their smartphone, tablet, or computer, and have the peace of mind that in the event of an incident there is 24 hours of cloud stored video evidence. The real-time alert system allows users to stay aware of motion or audio activity with instant notifications sent via email or the mobile app. Longer loop recording is available at reasonable monthly/annual fees."See More

  • SpotCam Wi-Fi Home Monitoring Service Comes With 24 Hours of Cloud-Based Video Playback

    SpotCam Wi-Fi Home Monitoring Service Comes With 24 Hours of Cloud-Based Video Playback

    Easily View and Record High Definition Footage of Your Home or Office

    November 20, 2014, Taipei Taiwan - Cloud based video startup SpotCam announces today the first home monitoring Wi-Fi video solution that offers free 24 hour cloud-based HD video playback – SpotCam.

  • AOC

    Many of us simply need a bit more screen real estate period! Today AOC announces their new 34" Ultra-Wide Quad HD monitor (U3477PQU). "This 21:9 display offers uwQHD 3440 x 1440 resolution for gorgeous detail and more room to get work done with a pixel area that is 2.4 times larger than a Full HD monitor and equivalent to two 20" displays side by side." The AOC 34" uwQHD monitor (U3477PQU) will be available December 8th at BestBuy.com and Amazon.com for $899.See More

  • Expand Your View with the New AOC 34" UltraWideQuad HD Monitor

    New AOC 34

    Fremont, California November 19, 2014AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces their new 34" Ultra-Wide Quad HD monitor (U3477PQU). This 21:9 display offers uwQHD 3440 x 1440 resolution for gorgeous detail and more room to get work done with a pixel area that is 2.4 times larger than a Full HD monitor and equivalent to two 20" displays side by side. Built-in 7-watt speakers and 1.07 billion colors complete the cinematic experience, while the extra space lets you split your screen into multiple panes for increased efficiency. The massive display comes complete with a 4-way adjustable stand to make it easy to maneuver for maximum working comfort. The AOC 34" uwQHD monitor (U3477PQU) will be available December 8th at BestBuy.com and Amazon.com for $899.

  • Vantec

    Highlighted in this months edition of the Vantec Newsletter, is the Vantec USB 3.0 Universal Dual Video Docking Station with SD reader, which 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. Once connected, you can access your monitors (HDMI/DVI), headphone, microphone, Gigabit Ethernet network, five additional USB 3.0 ports and SD/MicroSD reader. The Dual HD video port can easily turn your laptop into a Multi-Monitor Workstation and the SD/MicroSD reader supports newer and larger capacity cards."See More

  • Vantec Newsletter November 2014

    Vantec Storage Vantec Notebook Vantec Accesories Vantec Cooling Vantec Peripherals Vantec Upcoming
  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Thermaltake Core V51 is an enthusiast case, featuring a wide array of compatibility with all-in-one liquid cooling systems, ranging from 120mm to 420mm radiators, or complete custom loops. Fan compatibility is no slouch either, supporting 120mm, 140mm, and 200mm fans in various configurations. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will be putting the Thermaltake Core V51 to the test."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The award-winning ASRock M8 barebones chassis has received an upgrade recently, sporting Intel's latest Z97 chipset as well as a larger 600W PSU. Ready to accept nearly any add-in VGA and nearly any LGA1150 CPU, the ASRock Z97 M8 barebones is that system many lust over, and we get our own chance to see why."

    techPowerUp

  • "Chromebooks seem to have found their place in the market, especially in the education segment, and shipments have increased significantly. The latest statistics show Chromebook shipments jumped 67 percent in the most recent quarter and are on track to double compared to last year. Now that Intel and Google have joined forces to further the Chromebook platform, companies such as Lenovo (and others) are expanding their Chromebook offerings. Lenovo's N20 and N20p Chromebooks are the company's first Chromebooks targeting consumers (previous Lenovo Chromebook models are geared toward the education sector). The N20 gives users all of the features and the thin and light form factor one would expect from a Chromebook while the N20p takes things a step further by adding a multimode design that gives users the ability to use it in Laptop and Stand modes, which can be handy to show off the N20p Chromebook's touchscreen display..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Recently Kingston introduced their brand new HyperX Savage Series DDR3 memory kits. The HyperX Savage series effectively replaces the HyperX Genesis series that has been on the market for a few years now. The refresh sees a new improved and stylish red heatspreader, black PCB and of course the great quality we expect from Kingston. Kingston's HyperX Savage memory is available with speeds ranging from 1600 MHz to 2400 MHz in single 4GB and 8GB modules and dual-channel kits ranging from 8GB all the way up to 32GB. Today we will be taking a look at the highest clocked kit the HX324C11SRK2/16 which runs at 2400 MHz with timings of 11-13-14 at 1.65V. Let's get them on the test bench and see how they do!"

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "Following should sound familiar - you are driving through the virtual enemy ground with your M1A2 Abrams Battletank, firing your 120mm cannon, when suddenly the door opens and your girlfriend or mother says friendly, that you please turn down the volume of your 1000 watt 5.1 surround station. For those poor Gamer souls we have the Sennheiser G4ME ONE Headset in our test lab today."

    OCInside

  • "With the price of large capacity Solid State Drives dropping throughout 2014, we felt it was a good time to take a look at the 512GB version of the ADATA SP610. This drive is equipped with the excellent Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller and has dropped in price to around the £170 inc vat mark. Should you be shortlisting this drive for a new system build before the end of the year?"

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "Ever since i got my first "serious" computer system back in 1990 (based on the Intel 80286 CPU) and my first serious gaming only system (the Commodore Amiga 500) roughly a year earlier (which i then upgraded to the 500 Plus model) I've always loved playing my favorite games on the largest screen possible. Of course until the late 90's a 17 inch EIZO CRT monitor was pretty much all i could afford but all that changed with the arrival of TFT monitors since by 2005 i was enjoying games on a 21.5 inch Super-IPS model by Samsung. Well after that things progressed much faster thanks to the arrival of the Full HD resolution (1920x1080) era so by 2009 i was using a 26 inch IPS monitor by NEC for gaming and an 55 inch LCD screen by SONY for watching movies. Now 4k Ultra HD resolution (3840x2160) has arrived and with it so have several compatible monitors and TV screens but is it as tempting and impressive as Full HD was over 5 years ago? Well in an effort to find out today we're testing the first 4k Ultra HD compatible monitor by AOC the U2868PQU."

    NikkTech

  • "Sure, there are some smaller smartphones out there, but you end up sacrificing a lot more than just screen size when you opt for these mid-tier devices. You get slower processors, less memory and worse cameras. Sony knows your pain and that's where the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is meant to slot into the marketplace."

    MegaTechNews

  • Thermaltake

    Thermaltake introduces the new Core V21, the latest addition to the Core V Series, is a quadrate micro M-ATX-based chassis that offers an endless stackable and flexible thermal solution. It allows externally-modular upgrades for enthusiasts to create dual systems. "Designed for use in either a vertical or horizontal orientation on the motherboard, users can customize the chassis for the best viewing presentation. A 200mm fan on the front panel ensures that the Core V21 delivers outstanding cooling performance with compatibility for extensive DIY/AIO LCS, further enhancing the reputation that the air cooling units of the series has become renowned for."See More

  • Apacer

    Apacer’s exclusive CoreProtector Technology for SSD data security protection is upgraded - once again: In addition to the other security classes of the suite such as Data Protect, Write Protect and Device Protect, Boot Protect has been added to compliment the others and allow for very tight management of information security. "Part of the Core Securtiy Suite, Apacer’s Class 4 Boot Protect Technology is the ultimate security class of Apacer’s CoreProtector series. It tightly restricts unauthorized access of a computer system. Users can set an access code during the system boot process so that no one else will be able to access the operating system or SSDs itself without the correct access code."See More

  • Thermaltake Releases New Stackable Core V21 Micro M-ATX Chassis with Exclusive Tt LCS Certified

    Thermaltake Releases New Stackable Core V21 Micro M-ATX Chassis with Exclusive Tt LCS Certified.jpg

    Taipei City, Taiwan-November 19th , 2014-Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, introduces the new Core V21, the latest addition to the Core V Series, is a quadrate micro M-ATX-based chassis that offers an endless stackable and flexible thermal solution. It allows externally-modular upgrades for enthusiasts to create dual systems. Designed for use in either a vertical or horizontal orientation on the motherboard, users can customize the chassis for the best viewing presentation. A 200mm fan on the front panel ensures that the Core V21 delivers outstanding cooling performance with compatibility for extensive DIY/AIO LCS, further enhancing the reputation that the air cooling units of the series has become renowned for. Guaranteed to be an immensely powerful system, the Core V21 also has the ability to accommodate various overclocking components to boost performance even further where it counts!

  • Apacer Upgrades Exclusive CoreProtector Technology

    Apacer Storage

    November, 19th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Apacer’s exclusive CoreProtector Technology for SSD data security protection is upgraded - once again: In addition to the other security classes of the suite such as Data Protect, Write Protect and Device Protect, Boot Protect has been added to compliment the others and allow for very tight management of information security. Boot Protect requires users to enter an Access Code for access identification before even entering the OS environment. The management mechanism and control with multiple partitions and multiple users allows each computer to achieve security control via different Access Codes, achieving perfect management of data security.

  • LEPA

    LEPA releases the new AquaChanger All-In-One liquid CPU Cooler series. There are two available models for the different radiator lengths: 120mm and 240mm. "AquaChanger features patented Central Diffusing Passage cold plate technology, a protrusive copper base and Dual-Convex blade fans which help facilitate excellent cooling performance." AquaChanger 120 supports +300W TDP and the 240 model supports +350W TDP.See More

  • PowerColor

    This just in the HTL Newsroom! PowerColor tipped us off that they will be having a contest, “Naming Our Babies” which is about naming PowerColor products such as PCS+, LCS and SCS3, from 11/19 to 12/10 through PowerColor official sweepstakes landing page. The prizes up for grabs are 3 x PCS+ 290x and 3 x Devil 270X graphic cards.

  • LEPA launches AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Aquachanger 120 / 240

    LEPA launches AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Aquachanger 120 / 240

    LEPA releases the new AquaChanger All-In-One liquid CPU Cooler series. There are two available models for the different radiator lengths: 120mm and 240mm. AquaChanger features patented Central Diffusing Passage cold plate technology, a protrusive copper base and Dual-Convex blade fans which help facilitate excellent cooling performance. AquaChanger 120 supports +300W TDP and the 240 model supports +350W TDP.

  • Corsair

    Corsair® announces the immediate availability of the Hydro SeriesTM HG10 A1 Edition GPU liquid cooling bracket for AMD RadeonTM R9 290X and 290 graphics cards. "Both a bracket and a heatsink, the HG10 allows the users to attach a Corsair Hydro Series liquid cooler to their graphics card to cool the GPU and other critical circuitry, unlocking a new level of performance and cooling for their GPU." The HG10 A1 Edition is priced at $39.99 and is immediately available from corsair.com and Corsair's worldwide network of authorized resellers. It is backed with a limited 2-year warranty.See More

  • Corsair Releases Hydro Series HG10 GPU Liquid Cooling Bracket, Unlocking the True Performance of Graphics Cards

    Corsair Hydro Series HG10 A1 Edition GPU liquid cooling bracket

    Corsair Hydro Series HG10 A1 Edition GPU liquid cooling bracket released for AMD RadeonTM R9 290X and 290 graphics cards

    Fremont, California – November 18, 2014 Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the immediate availability of the Hydro SeriesTM HG10 A1 Edition GPU liquid cooling bracket for AMD RadeonTM R9 290X and 290 graphics cards. Both a bracket and a heatsink, the HG10 allows the users to attach a Corsair Hydro Series liquid cooler to their graphics card to cool the GPU and other critical circuitry, unlocking a new level of performance and cooling for their GPU.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) line of products is no stranger to gaming peripherals, however recently, ASUS has turned to it's newer product line, Strix, to release most of it's gaming oriented products. This made the release of the ASUS ROG Gladius mouse confusing at first, but after realizing that this is ASUS' premium mouse option it only made sense to put it in ASUS' most prominent line of products. In this article, Benchmark Reviews takes a look at the ASUS ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The Silent Base 800 is be quiet!'s long awaited entry into the case market. Rumors were confirmed at Computex 2014 with the case making its first official appearance, and after more than 12 months in development, it is finally available. The resulting Silent Base 800 may just be the start of a great new product line by be quiet!."

    techPowerUp

  • "In mid-September NVIDIA took the wraps off of the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs, the first products based on the GM204 GPU utilizing the Maxwell architecture. Our review of the chip, those products and the package that NVIDIA had put together was incredibly glowing. Not only was performance impressive but they were able to offer that performance with power efficiency besting anything else on the market."

    PC Perspective

  • "NVIDIA gave us early access to the Android Lollipop update and we've been poking around on it with our SHIELD Tablet since. Some of the changes are subtle, but others are more significant and definitely give the tablet a different look and feel over the original Android KitKat release. There's more to Lollipop than just tweaks to the UI, however. Animations have been optimized, there's a new notification area, new graphics APIs for advanced gaming, Android Runtime (ART) for better responsiveness, and several other improvements that should enhance battery life and security as well. To see how Lollipop impacted the SHIELD Tablet's performance, we ran a few quick benchmarks of course as well..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Nvidia's Shield Tablet starts getting its Android 5.0 Lollipop update today. We've taken a quick look at an early preview build to see how Google's latest OS fares on Nvidia's flagship slate."

    The Tech Report

  • "The be quiet! Silent Base 800 uses a steel chassis with plastic panels that carry plenty of sound deadening material. At the front of the case there are stealth doors that cover the optical drive bays and main air filter."

    Kitguru

  • Patriot Introduces New Magnetic Portable Battery for Smartphones Expanding the Fuel iON Family

    Patriot Introduces New Magnetic Portable Battery for Smartphones Expanding the Fuel iON Family

    FREMONT, CALIF., USA – November 18th, 2015 – Patriot, a leading developer in mobile accessories, computer and USB/flash memory, today launched the latest member to its FUEL iON ecosystem. The new FUEL iON Magnetic Portable Battery offers the portable convenience of charging smartphones line with a new cordless twist.

  • NVIDIA

    Great news for gamers! NVIDIA announces that they are launching the latest GeForce Game Ready driver, release 344.75 WHQL, which provides support for Maxwell’s new Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA) mode. In addition, this Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you'll have the best possible gaming experience for Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and The Crew.

  • be quiet!

    be quiet! proudly announces its first high-end case, the Silent Base 800, that combines functional design with optimal performance, quiet operation and user-friendliness. "This case offers generous space and is firmly aimed at the premium segment – for customers who want high end features in a low noise systems. With its innovative design, be quiet! guarantees silent operation while delivering excellent cooling performance. True to the motto ‘Form Follows Function’, each component in the Silent Base 800 fulfils a specific purpose in order to increase user-friendliness and bring performance to a new level." The Silent Base 800 will be available from November 24th in black/orange, completely black as well as black/silver color combinations at a price of 139,90 USD (excluding VAT) or 119 Euro (including VAT). For the UK the MSRP is 99 GBP (including VAT).See More

  • COUGAR

    COUGAR’s UK Reseller CCL cclonline.com will demo COUGAR products at the INSOMNIA show, the UK’s largest gaming event on the 21st through the 24th of November at the Ricoh Arena, in Coventry, England. Products to be shown include the COUGAR 200K Scissor Switch Gaming Keyboard, COUGAR 700M 8200dpi Black Gaming Mouse, COUGAR 700K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, COUGAR 200M Gaming Mouse Black, Cougar 700M 8200dpi Silver Gaming Mouse, COUGAR 200M Gaming Mouse Orange, and the COUGAR Speed Large Mouse Pad.See More

  • be quiet! officially announces its first high-end case

    be quiet! officially announces its first high-end case

    Silent Base 800 combines functional design with optimal performance, quiet operation and user-friendliness

    Glinde, November 18, 2014: be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for eight successive years*, introduces its first chassis - the Silent Base 800.
    This case offers generous space and is firmly aimed at the premium segment – for customers who want high end features in a low noise systems. With its innovative design, be quiet! guarantees silent operation while delivering excellent cooling performance. True to the motto ‘Form Follows Function’, each component in the Silent Base 800 fulfils a specific purpose in order to increase user-friendliness and bring performance to a new level.

  • COUGAR Products In The Spotlight at INSOMNIA Event

    COUGAR Products In The Spotlight at INSOMNIA Event

    November 18th 2014, Coventry, England - COUGAR’s UK Reseller CCL cclonline.com will demo COUGAR products at the INSOMNIA show, the UK’s largest gaming event on the 21st through the 24th of November at the Ricoh Arena, in Coventry, England. Products to be shown include the COUGAR 200K Scissor Switch Gaming Keyboard, COUGAR 700M 8200dpi Black Gaming Mouse, COUGAR 700K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, COUGAR 200M Gaming Mouse Black, Cougar 700M 8200dpi Silver Gaming Mouse, COUGAR 200M Gaming Mouse Orange, and the COUGAR Speed Large Mouse Pad.

  • Sennheiser

    To mark the announcement of HDtracks online store opening for business in the UK & Germany, giving music fans the chance to listen to the most extensive catalogue of music in unprecedented audio quality, "Sennheiser is gifting a free album's worth of music to customers purchasing from its range of HiFi headphones including the renowned HD 800 headphones in the UK, USA and Germany."See More

  • Audio specialist Sennheiser & HDtracks take music lovers on a sonic adventure

    Audio specialist Sennheiser & HDtracks take music lovers on a sonic adventure

    Old Lyme, Conn. November 17, 2014: To mark the announcement of HDtracks online store opening for business in the UK & Germany, giving music fans the chance to listen to the most extensive catalogue of music in unprecedented audio quality, Sennheiser is gifting a free album's worth of music to customers purchasing from its range of HiFi headphones including the renowned HD 800 headphones in the UK, USA and Germany.

  • NVIDIA

    NVIDIA unveiles a new addition to the NVIDIA® Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform: the Tesla® K80 dual-GPU accelerator, the world’s highest performance accelerator designed for a wide range of machine learning, data analytics, scientific, and high performance computing (HPC) applications. "The Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator delivers nearly two times higher performance and double the memory bandwidth of its predecessor, the Tesla K40 GPU accelerator. With ten times higher performance than today’s fastest CPU, it outperforms CPUs and competing accelerators on hundreds of complex analytics and large, computationally intensive scientific computing applications."See More

  • ORIGIN PC

    ORIGIN PC announces their official 5 year anniversary since launching their website on November 17th, 2009. Over the past 5 years ORIGIN PC has launched over 20 products and earned over 25 awards and accolades. "One of ORIGIN PC’s most recent product launches was the exclusive mid tower and full tower ORIGIN PC case which has already earned numerous awards and has been deemed “revolutionary” from industry experts. For the first time ever, the ORIGIN PC case can be yours without buying a fully loaded PC."See More

  • NVIDIA Unveils World’s Fastest Accelerator for Data Analytics and Scientific Computing

    NVIDIA Tesla K80 Dual-GPU Accelerator
     
    NVIDIA Tesla K80 Dual-GPU Accelerator Delivers Unmatched Computing Capability with 2x Higher Performance and Memory Bandwidth

    NEW ORLEANS—SC14—Nov. 17, 2014—NVIDIA today unveiled a new addition to the NVIDIA® Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform: the Tesla® K80 dual-GPU accelerator, the world’s highest performance accelerator designed for a wide range of machine learning, data analytics, scientific, and high performance computing (HPC) applications.

  • Celebrating 5 Years of Excellence

    ORIGIN PC Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary and Offers Exclusive Desktop Case For Sale
    The World’s Most Advanced and Customizable Desktop Case from ORIGIN PC is now available for individual purchase; for a limited time only!

    Miami, FL – November 17th, 2014 9:00 AM EST — ORIGIN PC announced today their official 5 year anniversary since launching their website on November 17th, 2009.  Over the past 5 years ORIGIN PC has launched over 20 products and earned over 25 awards and accolades.  One of ORIGIN PC’s most recent product launches was the exclusive mid tower and full tower ORIGIN PC case which has already earned numerous awards and has been deemed “revolutionary” from industry experts.  For the first time ever, the ORIGIN PC case can be yours without buying a fully loaded PC.

  • "At that time we only knew that Phison was going to team up with another SSD manufacturer to get these to market. We now know that manufacturer is Corsair, and their new product is to be called the Neutron XT. How do we know this? Well, we've got one sitting right here:"

    PC Perspective

  • "Not long ago, we reviewed the SteelSeries Siberia Elite headset, which was a bold design move for the company. It was unlike anything we'd seen on the market and we were dying to try them out. It just so happened that we got a set of Sennheiser G4ME ZEROs in at the same time, so we did a "Flagship Headset" battle pitting the Germans against the Danes, and it couldn't have been a more EPIC battle. On one end, we have a company that is still getting its feet wet in gaming, but its roots are in building some of the best professional headphones and microphones on the market. And then we have SteelSeries, a company that was created to fulfill the needs of gamers."

    Futurelooks

  • "Design and utility are two totally different things. IN WIN delivers to us today a mini-ITX computer "case" that will draw the interests of many enthusiasts simply based on its design alone. But many enthusiasts are all about utility first! Does the D-Frame Mini bridge the gap from eye catching design into the realm of a great performer?"

    [H]ardOCP

  • NikkTech

    "I don't think that there's a single person who can deny that network attached storage devices are getting more popular by the day and the reason i say this is not the increased sales manufacturers are seeing nor the number of brand new models they roll out every once a while no. I'm saying this based on the increasing number of people asking us (either live or via email and through social media) for such reviews. Well i can't really say this comes as a surprise to us, i mean what's not to like about NAS servers? They are small, pack quite a punch, use less electricity than a halogen light bulb, produce low noise levels, offer a complete array of applications right out of the box and can even give you enough space for up to 10 drives (SMB models) which as we speak translates to roughly 80-100TB of storage capacity (thanks to the new 8-10TB drives). Today we'll be checking out one of the best models currently available in the marker for SMB (and home) use, the latest 6 bay TurboNAS TS-653 Pro-8G NAS server by QNAP."

    NikkTech

  • "Corsair's new Neutron Series XT pairs a quad-core Phison controller with Toshiba's latest MLC NAND. We've taken the 240GB version for a spin to see if it can hang with the big boys."

    The Tech Report

  • The SSD Review

    "If we were to look at the flash controller hierarchy, Phison has typically placed as a mid-tier company. We met with Phison at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, this past August and they spoke of a new controller that might move them up in the stack, the Phison Quad-Core PS3110 6Gbps controller. Capable of 550MB/s read, 530MB/s write, over 100K IOPS, with features such as AES 256-Bit encryption, compatible with the latest SLC, MLC and TLC memory, and capable of accommodating single form factors of up to 2TB, this controller seemed to be a definite step forward and we looked forward to getting it on our Test Bench. Although we are sure many will follow suit in time, the Corsair Neutron XT 240GB SSD sample that we have in our hands for this report, is the first to be seen with the Phison PS3110 controller and should be available at the time, or shortly after, this launch. Having put this SSD through its paces over the past few days, we think that you just might be as surprised as we are to see a new SSD released that definitely jumps into that top-tier that so few other SSDs have been capable of."

    The SSD Review

  • Think Computers

    "Gigabyte's Z97 motherboard line has been out for a while now, but they have recently introduced "Black Edition's" to their Ultra Durable Z97 line. These motherboards include the Z97X-UD5H-Bk and Z97X-UD3H-BK. So what does the "Black Edition" mean? Gigabyte Black Edition motherboards have been tested for an extra 168 hours (7 days) to ensure premium quality. During the 168 hour test, each motherboard needs to pass rigorous, full system validation testing for 1 full week. GIGABYTE has built a custom testing facility at their Taiwan (Nanping) factory. A Certificate of Validation is included with every board, issued by the GIGABYTE factory and signed by the manufacturing VP & GM to indicate that each board has passed their highest test standards. The really shows Gigabyte's commitment to quality and ensures your Black Edition motherboard will last. Today we are taking a look at the Z97X-UD3H-BK that features 3-way CrossFire or 2-way SLI, SATA Express support, Intel Gigabit Ethernet, M.2 support and much more. Let's jump in!"

    Think Computers

  • "Shuttle proposes another compact X-type chassis with their XH81 barebone which can house the latest Intel Haswell processors and the motherboard is driven by the H81 chipset which we have also found with the DS81. Its dimensions are 238 x 200 x 72 mm (LWH) and also supports installation of one slim optical drive in front, while for storage we can use 2.5'' drives along with mSATA storage."

    Madshrimps

  • "With the highest possible compute performance that consumers can purchase, Intel's Haswell-E processors and the X99 chipset make a viable combination for users with demanding workloads. If the price, features, and performance are right, there's nothing stopping a semi-professional buying a consumer-grade motherboard to house their LGA2011-3 CPU and DDR4 memory. Bearing that in mind, ASRock has given its X99 series of motherboards the 'Extreme11′ treatment. What exactly does that mean? It translates into a high-end, feature-heavy motherboard whose secret sauce is deployed in the form of an LSI SAS 3008 storage controller to provide eight SAS 12Gbps connections."

    Kitguru

  • "In this review we looked at the extreme performance Morpheus cooler from Raijintek. This cooler takes a no compromises approach to aftermarket GPU cooling and would be a good alternative any OEM heatsink."

    Hardware Asylum

  • EK Water Blocks

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block, designed and engineered specificaly for MSI® Gaming 4G series NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 graphics cards - the EK-FC970 GTX TF5. The EK-FC970 GTX TF5 "is a high-performance Full-Cover water block, co-developed with MSI® engineering team. The cooler actively 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."See More

  • EK releases MSI® GTX 970 Gaming 4G Full-Cover water block

    EK releases MSI® GTX 970 Gaming 4G Full-Cover water block

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block, designed and engineered specificaly for MSI® Gaming 4G series NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 graphics cards - the EK-FC970 GTX TF5.

  • NVIDIA

    The U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to build two new GPU-accelerated supercomputers: “Sierra” at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and "Summit" at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Expected to deliver three times greater performance than today’s most powerful system, these two new supercomputers are achieving record performance thanks to new technologies from IBM and NVIDIA, including the NVLink high-speed GPU interconnect.

  • The SHIELD tablet, now ready for Android 5.0 Lollipop

  • The Future of Supercomputing

    U.S. to Build Two Flagship Supercomputers for National Labs

    Expected to be 3X Faster Than Current Top Supercomputer, Systems to Couple IBM POWER CPUs with NVIDIA GPU Accelerators via High-Speed NVLink Interface

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Nov. 14, 2014—The U.S. Department of Energy today unveiled plans to build two GPU-accelerated supercomputers – expected to deliver at least three-times greater performance than today’s most powerful system – which will move the world closer to the long-held goal of exascale computing.

  • Department of Energy

    Department of Energy Awards $425 Million in Next Generation Supercomputing Technologies

    CORAL and FastFoward2’s Supercomputing Investments Will Help Ensure U.S. Scientific, Economic and National Security for Future Generations

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today announced two new High Performance Computing (HPC) awards to put the nation on a fast-track to next generation exascale computing, which will help to advance U.S. leadership in scientific research and promote America’s economic and national security.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "If you've owned any Corsair Gaming mouse, keyboard, or headset, it is likely you have been more than satisfied with it. One of the latest devices added to its stable, the Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset, boasts the features that, on paper, make it stand out as one that should be on your short list if you are in the market for a wireless gaming headset. Today at Benchmark Reviews, we will take a closer look at the Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset and share with you our thoughts."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Ergonomically the Aorus Thunder M7 was hardly noticeable, meaning that I didn't notice hand fatigue or feeling uncomfortable after hours of using the mouse. It fit me very well. The indentations make finding your "place" on the mouse very easy and quick."

    Modders-Inc

  • TechnologyX

    "As someone who loves video games, I spend a lot of time discussing them on the internet via various Reddit communities, forums and when I can stomach it; the YouTube comment section. One topic that seems to keep coming up in the ever-growing battle between PC and Console is the difference between 30 and 60 FPS or rather the lack thereof, in the case of some arguments. In this report, we'll be taking a look at some of these arguments and attempt to clarify some of the misinformation that is often used in them."

    TechnologyX

  • "Peripheral makers love to stand out from the crowd. That often means adding any number of features to their latest peripheral just to catch your eye, be it new colour schemes, lighting options, adjustable weights or anything else they can think of. That is all well and good, but what if you don't want a laser sensor, or remappable buttons and adjustable weights? What if you want something nice and simple, with a few buttons, a reasonable DPI and a tried and tested optical sensor? That is the type of gamer Zowie is hoping to appeal to with its new FK1 mouse."

    Kitguru

  • "In this episode, our fearless panelists answer a variety of live questions from our Twitch.tv livestream. They also cover a wide slew of tech news and reviews including the woe of Zalman, the coming of Oculus, and bane of Pentium... plus other things that don't sound like Greek tragedies."

    The Tech Report

  • Addonics Technologies

    Addonics Technologies announces the Addonics 5-IN-3 Drive Chassis, an inexpensive storage solution that lets you significantly increase the density of storage devices in a small space. "The new product features a drive bracket that enables users to install up to five 3.5″ drives into many desktop PC, server or rack mount systems via three standard 5.25” drive bays." The 5-IN-3 Drive Chassis has a MSRP of $49 and is sold under part number AA5IN3BK.See More

  • Addonics Announces 5-IN-3 Drive Chassis for Increasing Hard/Flash Drive Storage Density in Small Spaces

    Addonics Announces 5-IN-3 Drive Chassis

    SAN JOSE, CA (November 12, 2014) — Addonics Technologies today announced the Addonics 5-IN-3 Drive Chassis, an inexpensive storage solution that  lets you significantly increase the density of storage devices in a small space.

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers

    ASUS announces TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark S, a Z97 ATX motherboard with a strikingly-white, irresistibly-tough arctic-camouflage design and a limited-edition production run. "The latest ASUS masterpiece features multiple renowned TUF features. These include TUF camouflage-white Thermal Armor with Flow Valve to optimize airflow, Thermal Radar 2 for intuitive fan tuning, a TUF ICe microchip to intelligently monitor and control system temperatures and fan speeds, reinforced camouflage-white TUF Fortifier backplate, high-durability TUF Components and TUF Dust Defenders to prevent airborne particles entering via external ports."See More

  • ASUS Announces Limited-Edition TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark S

     ASUS Announces Limited-Edition TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark S
    Technology world-leader marks another company first with release of stunning all-white, arctic-camouflaged Z97 ATX motherboard

    Taipei, Taiwan (12th November, 2014) — ASUS today announced TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark S, a Z97 ATX motherboard with a strikingly-white, irresistibly-tough arctic-camouflage design and a limited-edition production run.

  • Sennhesier

    Sennheiser announces the availability of its new range of SP 10 and SP 20 portable speakerphones for business professionals. The new SP 10 and SP 20 are flexible, completely portable conferencing solutions that feature excellent sound and user-friendly functionality in an elegant design. Compatible with all main UC providers, the Speakerphone range is also Optimized for Microsoft® Lync® on both Microsoft® Windows® and Mac® and compatible for use with UC providers such as Avaya, IBM and Cisco. The SP 10 [$179.95] and SP 20 [$199.95] are available now.See More

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE proudly presents a series of new liquid cooling solutions made by EK Water Blocks. "The Slovenia based liquid cooler manufacturer announced earlier this month a new series of motherboard water cooling solutions especially designed for the GIGABYTE X99 series Intel® Core® i7 LGA-2011-3 socket motherboards."See More

  • Razer

    Looking for some new games to play? Why not let some gaming software help you find the best deals, as Razer announces today that Razer Cortex: Deals will include three additional digital game stores: Ubisoft’s Uplay, Blizzard Activision’s Battle.net and Humble Bundle’s Humble Store. "With this update, Razer Cortex: Deals now compares U.S. prices of digitally distributed PC games on a total of 10 popular stores..."See More

  • Phoenix Online Publishing Co.

    Phoenix Online Publishing is excited to announce that #1 bestselling, retro-themed horror adventure The Last Door: Collector's Edition is available as of today for the iOS and Android mobile platforms. "Hailed by critics as a “love letter to H.P. Lovecraft,” this award-winning low-res, high-suspense tale compiles four episodes of occult and otherworldly terror into one terrifyingly must-see collector’s set, adding all-new puzzles, scenes, and stories, as well as enhanced graphics and remastered sound."See More

  • Sennheiser Portable Speakerphones: Exceptional Design and Outstanding Quality in a Premium Conferencing Solution

    Sennheiser SP 10 Portable speakerphone.

    The SP 10 and SP 20 Speakerphones from Sennheiser Deliver an Outstanding Communication Experience From Just About Anywhere

    Old Lyme, Conn., November 13, 2014 – Sennheiser, a leading provider of premium headset and speakerphone solutions, announced the availability of its new range of SP 10 and SP 20 portable speakerphones for business professionals. The new SP 10 and SP 20 are flexible, completely portable conferencing solutions that feature excellent sound and user-friendly functionality in an elegant design. With the SP 10 and SP 20, it is easy to facilitate both personal or small group conference calls in the office or while traveling.

  • New EKWB Water Block Available for GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards

    EKWB Water Block Available for GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards

    Keep your Dream Machine Water Cooled with EK-FB KIT GA X99

    City of Industry, California, November 12th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to present a series of new liquid cooling solutions made by EK Water Blocks. The Slovenia based liquid cooler manufacturer announced earlier this month a new series of motherboard water cooling solutions especially designed for the GIGABYTE X99 series Intel® Core® i7 LGA-2011-3 socket motherboards.

  • NEW STORES AVAILABLE ON RAZER CORTEX: DEALS PRICE COMPARISON ENGINE

    Razer Cortex

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – Nov 13, 2014 – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, announced today that Razer Cortex: Deals will include three additional digital game stores: Ubisoft’s Uplay, Blizzard Activision’s Battle.net and Humble Bundle’s Humble Store.

  • BESTSELLING HORROR ADVENTURE THE LAST DOOR: COLLECTOR'S EDITION™ OUT NOW FOR iOS AND ANDROID MOBILE DEVICES

    The Last Door: Collector's Edition Horror Adventure Comes to the App Store and Google Play.

    Award-Winning 8-Bit Horror Adventure Comes to the App Store and Google Play

    St Louis, MO – November 13, 2014 – Phoenix Online Publishing is excited to announce that #1 bestselling, retro-themed horror adventure The Last Door: Collector's Edition is available as of today for the iOS and Android mobile platforms. Hailed by critics as a “love letter to H.P. Lovecraft,” this award-winning low-res, high-suspense tale compiles four episodes of occult and otherworldly terror into one terrifyingly must-see collector’s set, adding all-new puzzles, scenes, and stories, as well as enhanced graphics and remastered sound. Players can download the first chapter free now, with chapters two to four of the game available for just $2.99 as an in-app purchase in the iTunes store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/id926347646) and on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.postudios.tldce).

  • "The MSI 970 Gaming motherboard is a different beast as compared to the rest of the market. It is a Gaming branded board which offers a host of features that can be considered high end, but at the same time being offered for a price less than $100 US. MSI looks to explore this sweet spot with a motherboard that far outpunches its weight class. This board is a classic balance of price vs. features, but it addresses this balance in a rather unique way. Part of it might be marketing, but a good chunk of it is smart and solid engineering."

    PC Perspective

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "What a difference a year makes. In Q3 of 2013, Phanteks branched out from their well-known CPU cooling and fan items and released the Enthoo Primo computer case. Their first chassis won multiple awards and was quickly followed by the Enthoo Pro; a more accessible case that still exuded a premium feel from this brand-new case company. The Enthoo Luxe arrived quite a few months later, adding a splash of color to the lineup. With the premium tower, full-tower and mid-tower segments covered, Phanteks has delved into the smaller form factors. Today, Benchmark Reviews will review Phanteks' latest offering, the micro-ATX Enthoo EVOLV. With rear-hinged aluminum panels, snap-on front and top covers concealing 200mm/140mm fans and multiple radiator mounts along with a few other surprises, will this aluminum-clad water-cooling oriented chassis pack as much of a punch as its bigger brothers?"

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The Rampage V Extreme needs no introduction. It is the flagship of the ASUS Republic of Gamers aka ROG product line. If the pattern of previous Rampage motherboards holds it should be one of the best motherboards money can buy. Is the new ROG crown jewel still worthy of the crown at its $475 price point?"

    [H]ardOCP

  • "When Microsoft first released Windows 8, the company hoped that hardware manufacturers would get creative with form factors and customers would be enticed by the intriguing new PC designs. One of the clear leaders to emerge since Windows 8's launch is the Lenovo Yoga series of laptops, which fold in half to mimic tablets or can be used in tent and stand modes. A similar approach that has also seen some success are 2-in-1s that essentially split in half, so you can use the display as a tablet without dragging around the weight of the keyboard. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is one of these 2-in-1 detachable systems..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Are you ready for some football? Up for grabs in week eleven of Bigbruin.com's Pro Football Pick 'Em is an Icy Dock Blizzard MB080U3S-1SB External Enclosure!"

    BigBruin

  • NikkTech

    "For the past 5 years or so I've been looking all over the market to track down the perfect portable wireless speaker (the holy grail of wireless speakers as i like to call it) with no luck really. Sure many models by some of the leading companies in the field have reached us some of which performed extremely well both in terms of audio quality and volume levels while others offered a plethora of interesting and innovative features including built-in MP3 players, battery packs (used to recharge other devices), voice recorders and even on-the-fly voice "changers" but in the end to my disappointment none offered both. Ultimate Ears has been around for quite some time and I've worked with them in the past but ever since they joined with Logitech for reasons unknown we drifted apart. Well I'm happy to say that this ends today since with us we have their best portable wireless speaker to date the BOOM."

    NikkTech

  • EKWB

    EK Water Blocks proudly introduces a new Full-Cover water block for reference design NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 series graphics cards, powered by the GM204-200 Maxwell generation GPU. "This water block features a very high flow design therefore it can be easily used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps. Compared to it's predecessor, the EK-FC670 GTX, it features improved cooling engine with refined microchannel structure to even further improve the heat transfer."See More

  • EK introduces short-type GeForce® GTX 970 water block

    EK introduces short-type GeForce® GTX 970 water block

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block for reference design NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 series graphics cards, powered by the GM204-200 Maxwell generation GPU.

  • Sennheiser

    Just in time for the holidays, German premium audio brand Sennheiser announced it is opening two temporary experiential stores in New York City and San Francisco, running between November 22nd and December 28th. The stores will deliver a unique sound experience to consumers while furthering Sennheiser's own efforts to increase consumer awareness on the benefits of premium sound.See More

  • Headphone Manufacturer Sennheiser to Open Experiential Pop Up Stores New York City and San Francisco for the Holiday Season

    Concept drawing of Sennheiser pop up stores.

    New York / San Francisco, November 12, 2014 — Just in time for the holidays, German premium audio brand Sennheiser announced it is opening two temporary experiential stores in New York City and San Francisco, running between November 22nd and December 28th. The stores will deliver a unique sound experience to consumers while furthering Sennheiser's own efforts to increase consumer awareness on the benefits of premium sound.  

  • EVGA

    EVGA and K|NGP|N once again dominate the 3DMark leaderboards with no less than six brand new 3DMark World Records, including the recently released Fire Strike “Ultra” preset. Armed with the latest hardware including EVGA X99 motherboards, EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classifieds and EVGA SuperNOVA Power Supplies, Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido was able to break new records with the following benchmarks.See More

  • Noctua

    Noctua announces three new 92mm class CPU coolers. Whereas the NH-U9S and NH-D9L are retail models that succeed the popular NH-U9B SE2, the NH-D9DX i4 3U targets Intel Xeon LGA2011 based workstations and servers. All three models use the recently announced NF-A9 PWM 92mm premium fan to achieve class-leading quiet cooling performance. All three models are currently shipping and will be available shortly, MSRP: NH-U9S: EUR 54.9 0 / USD 59.90, NH-D9L: EUR 49.90 / USD 56.90, NH-D9DX i4 3U: EUR 56.90 / USD 59.90. See More

  • NVIDIA

    NVIDIA shares response to "a lawsuit filed two months ago against Samsung and Qualcomm alleging that they’ve used our patented GPU technology without proper compensation to us."Samsung then files a lawsuit against NVIDIA, adding Velocity Micro, a small customer of NVIDIA based in Virginia. "Their action, filed in Virginia, focuses on eight patents. NVIDIA is alleged to have violated six. Velocity is alleged to have violated all eight."See More

  • EVGA & K|NGP|N Dominate the 3DMark Leaderboards

    EVGA & K|NGP|N Dominate the 3DMark Leaderboards

    November 12th, 2014 – EVGA and K|NGP|N once again dominate the 3DMark leaderboards with no less than six brand new 3DMark World Records, including the recently released Fire Strike “Ultra” preset. Armed with the latest hardware including EVGA X99 motherboards, EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classifieds and EVGA SuperNOVA Power Supplies, Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido was able to break new records on the following benchmarks:

  • Noctua presents three new 92mm premium coolers

    Noctua presents three new 92mm premium coolers
    Vienna, November 12th 2014 - Noctua today announced three new 92mm class CPU coolers. Whereas the NH-U9S and NH-D9L are retail models that suceed the popular NH-U9B SE2, the NH-D9DX i4 3U targets Intel Xeon LGA2011 based workstations and servers. All three models use the recently announced NF-A9 PWM 92mm premium fan to achieve class-leading quiet cooling performance.

  • NVIDIA Responds to Samsung Suit

    NVIDIA
    By David Shannon on November 11, 2014 -- We filed patent lawsuits two months ago against Samsung and Qualcomm alleging that they’ve used our patented GPU technology without proper compensation to us.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "If you're looking at building an X99-based system, you already know they're expensive. But if you can live without features like a second Ethernet port and onboard WiFi, you can get great performance and save some money too. In this article, Benchmark Reviews takes a look at ASUS' new X99-A LGA2011-v3 mainstream motherboard for Haswell-E systems."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "After the flagship HX1000i unit, the time has now come to evaluate the smaller member of this series, the HX750i. Like its big brother, this one is fully modular and 80 Plus Platinum certified. It is also fully compatible with the Corsair Link system because of the digital monitoring circuit it is equipped with."

    techPowerUp

  • "The Core 1100 from Fractal Design is a small micro-ATX case, essentially a miniature version of the previously reviewed Core 3300. With its small dimensions the Core 1100 targets micro-ATX and mini-ITX builders, and provides another option not only in Fractal Design's budget lineup, but in the crowded budget enclosure market."

    PC Perspective

  • NikkTech

    "Although thanks to advancements made by technology miniaturization seems to be the future of electronics we can't really say the same about data since with the introduction of the Blu-ray format a few years back and the relatively recent appearance of the much heavier 2k/4k standards (not to mention the huge game downloads from Steam that people need to backup) the need for ultra-high capacity storage has reached unprecedented levels. Now the good news is that some of the leading manufacturers have already introduced 3.5" HDDs with capacities up to 10TB and 2.5" HDDs that go all the way to 3TB so at least for now it seems that things are in check. Capacity however is not the only thing one needs to look for when in the market for a brand new portable hard drive since accidentally dropping it while in a hurry is not a far-fetched scenario. Today we're taking a look at the 2TB model of my favorite 2.5" PHD in the market (to date that is), the A80 by Silicon Power."

    NikkTech

  • Think Computers

    "When I first started getting into PC gaming one of the companies that really stood out for gaming mice was Logitech. It seemed everyone I knew was rocking a Logitech gaming mouse. With the popularity of PC Gaming and eSports there have been many gaming peripherals companies pop up like ROCCAT, Tt eSPORTS and Mad Catz. It's crazy to realize, but I haven't used a Logitech mouse in years. Well they have sent me their brand new gaming mouse, the G402 Hyperion Fury. Logitech has coined this mouse as the "world's fastest gaming mouse" and it is made for FPS gamers. Since I mainly play FPS games, this should be a good fit. The mouse features Logitech's Fusion Engine, 8 programmable buttons, 32-bit ARM processor, on the fly DPS switching and much more. Will this mouse make me think of Logitech as a gaming company again? Read on and find out!"

    Think Computers

  • "If you are on the market for a high-performance octa-core MTK model, which is packed with a good Sony camera sensor, 16GB of internal memory, 2GB of RAM and a very consistent 5000mAh battery, then look no further since the ThL has all these and is bundled with plenty of other accessories thanks to Chinavasion."

    Madshrimps

  • "Today we are going to take a look at another new case from Aerocool, the Xpredator Cube. Like the Strike-X Cube that we reviewed recently, the Xpredator Cube is a micro-ATX model which is targeted at those users looking to build a compact gaming system, with room for powerful components."

    Kitguru

  • OCInside

    "Today at OCinside.de we test a very small but powerful Mini-ITX motherboard, the ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac with Wi-Fi 802 11ac / Bluetooth v4.0 module and external WiFi antenna. Amazing - on the top of the mini ITX mainboard is not enough space to meet all your wishes, so ASRock has continued without further ADO on the back of this ITX motherboard. The ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac motherboard is based on the Intel Z97 chipset and offers even a M.2 slot, a mini PCIe slot and a PCIe slot, up to six USB 3.0 ports, up to six SATA3 ports, SATA Express, digital sound output via optical S/PDIF output, TPM, DisplayPort, DVI-I, HDMI output, HDMI input, Gigabit LAN port, and much more, which is by no means usual for such tiny boards. Let us see what else this LGA1150 ITX mainboard has to offer."

    OCInside

  • "We take 2-Way GeForce GTX 980 SLI and overclock both video cards. While we are at it, let's also overclock Radeon R9 290X CrossFire and GeForce GTX 780 Ti SLI. Once we get these clocked to the highest rates we could reach, let's see how these all compare at 4K resolution, NV Surround, and AMD Eyefinity."

    [H]ardOCP

  • MSI Gaming

    MSI Computer Corp, is proud to announce that they have received the distinction of International CES Innovations 2015 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its ultra-powerful GT72 Dominator Pro; its svelte GS30 Shadow; the world's first 4K GAMING All-in-One PC, AG240; and the X99 Gaming 9 ACK motherboard featuring Killer DoubleShot Pro technology, Killer LAN and Killer Wi-Fi AC. "The GT72 Dominator Pro, GS30 Shadow, AG240 4K and X99 GAMING 9 ACK are the future of gaming, whether you are a road warrior craving raw power, a nimble gaming ninja on-the-go, or a champion at home with an eye on design and style says Andy Tung, President of MSI Pan America."See More

  • MSI Gaming Notebooks, All-in-One PC and Motherboard Named as 2015 CES Innovations Honoree

    MSI Announces 2015 CES Innovations Honoree - Notebooks, All-in-One PC and Motherboard

    MSI GT72 Dominator Pro, GS30 Shadow, AG240 4K Edition GAMING AIO and X99 GAMING 9 ACK motherboard recognized as innovative gaming hardware

    City of Industry, Calif. –November 11, 2014 MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, received the distinction of International CES Innovations 2015 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its ultra-powerful GT72 Dominator Pro; its svelte GS30 Shadow; the world's first 4K GAMING All-in-One PC, AG240; and the X99 Gaming 9 ACK motherboard featuring Killer DoubleShot Pro technology, Killer LAN and Killer Wi-Fi AC.

  • ROCCAT

    With great excitement ROCCAT announces a four event sponsorship collaboration with eSports powerhouse Intel Extreme Masters, for their Season 9 tournament series featuring StarCraft II and League of Legends. "ROCCAT will make their first appearance as exclusive peripheral sponsors at IEM's San Jose event December 6-7, hosted at the SAP Center, home of NHL professional hockey team the San Jose Sharks."See More

  • ROCCAT Joins eSports Juggernaut Intel Extreme Masters As Major Event Sponsor

    ROCCAT Joins Intel Extreme Masters

    Four deal sponsorship commitment with IEM kicks off in California's Silicon Valley

    Hamburg, November 11, 2014 With the world of eSports proliferating rapidly across the globe and true superstars being made every day, it is with great excitement that ROCCAT announces a four event sponsorship collaboration with eSports powerhouse Intel Extreme Masters, for their Season 9 tournament series featuring StarCraft II and League of Legends.

  • Sceptre

    Sceptre expands its family of entertainment solutions with the completely redesigned Roku Ready 50-inch LED HDTV featuring SRS TruSurround HD sound and MHL technology. "Sceptre's E505BV-FMQR is the perfect combination of image quality, added features and affordability. The 50-inch LED HDTV features a redesigned silhouette with an ultra slim bezel, brush metal pattern and the elegance needed to complement any décor. Sceptre's newest HDTV is also equipped with the latest technology such as MHL for multimedia playback from MHL enabled mobile devices, SRS TruSurround HD for rich and enveloping sound, and a crystal clear 1920x1080 FullHD resolution."See More

  • Sceptre Expands Lineup of Big Screen HDTVs with Redesigned 50-inch LED HDTV

    Sceptre E505BV-FMQR Redesigned 50-inch LED HDTV.
    City of Industry, CA November 11, 2014 Sceptre expands its family of entertainment solutions with the completely redesigned Roku Ready 50-inch LED HDTV featuring SRS TruSurround HD sound and MHL technology.

  • NVIDIA

    The NVIDIA demo team last month used Maxwell, their new GPU architecture and VXGI real-time global illumination to bust a well-known conspiracy theory about the Apollo 11 moon landing. While announcing that this demo is now available exclusively for Maxwell-powered GeForce GTX GPU owners.

  • "Thunderbolt may not be a very wide-spread interface in the Windows domain, but nearly every modern Apple notebook or desktop features such a connector. Silicon Power aims to leverage this high-speed interface with the Thunder T11 series, offering 120 GB or 240 GB capacities for less than a Lacie or OWC alternative."

    techPowerUp

  • Think Computers

    "It's amazing what a difference one symbol can make. Until the 16th century all math was written out as a word problem. And it wasn't until the late 15th century that this frustratingly slow process was finally if only partially abbreviated by the invention of the "+" sign. Originally written as a shortened version of the Latin word for "and" it took much longer and many more visual iterations of the symbol before the common "+" symbol as we know it today took root. But let's go back to the root word of the symbol: and. One of the most popular conjunctions in the English language, "and" refers to something else, something in addition to, more. So what, and why the history lesson you ask? You're here to read about computers and hardware of course. Well interestingly enough hardware powerhouse NZXT has reinvented their simple but popular Grid fan hub. Intriguingly this new version of the hub is has been titled the Grid+. Being such a simple object we are thoroughly curious what NZXT has done to "add" to the original Grid. Indeed is the new Grid+ worthy of this new moniker?"

    Think Computers

  • "The new Stellar Boost XT drive from Patriot Memory has quite a small footprint and also features a durable rubberized chassis. The read performance of the drive is very good, nearing 150MB/s in our tests, while the writes are in the 35MB/s area, quite close to the best performing USB 2.0 drives. These speeds are more than enough for maxing out the transfers when connected to our favorite smartphone/tablet which supports OTG for doing backups, watching Full HD content and many other activities."

    Madshrimps

  • "In this episode Dennis gives you a rundown of what happened at the MOA 2014 Grand Final in Taipei and even came back with some unicorn overclocking hardware."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "Noctua has been engineering some impressively clean and efficient CPU coolers designed to manage the hottest processors. Their epic large Noctua NH-D14 cooler boasted dual radiators setting many records. The next natural step was to take that design, couple it with quieter cooling fans and update its physical thermal controlling features. That step is the Noctua NH-D15. It's a well machined high quality nickle plated aluminum CPU cooler that promises you there's no CPU that it can't cool. Let's put it to the test!"

    Futurelooks

  • NikkTech

    "CPU Cooling may have become far more complicated compared to what it was even just a decade ago but still regular CPU air coolers hold the largest piece of the market for one single reason, their great price/performance ratio which has yet to be beaten to date by the relatively new (always compared to air coolers) AIO liquid coolers. The good news is that CPU coolers undergo minor tweaks all the time and although not very ground breaking still the slight performance boost these offer is more than sufficient enough to keep regular air coolers competitive against AIO and even custom water cooling kits. The Macho Rev.B by our friends over at Thermalright which is here with us today has undergone such minor tweaks and we're here to see what kind of performance increase one can expect because of them."

    NikkTech

  • "G.Skill is likely better known for their RAM offerings, but they have actually been in the SSD field since the early days. My first SSD RAID was on a pair of G.Skill Flash SSDs. While they were outmaneuvered by the X25-M, they were equipped with SLC flash, and G.Skill offered them at a significantly lower price than the Samsung OEM units they were based on. Since those early days of flash, G.Skill has introduced a few additional models but has not been known as a major player in the SSD market. That is set to change today, with their introduction of the Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD."

    PC Perspective

  • "Thermaltake has traditionally shined when it comes to computer power supplies in excess of 1000 watts. But in the past these power supplies have often been very costly. Today we cover Thermaltake's new 1200 watt power supply that is currently selling for $139 after $30 MIR. Is it worth your hard earned dollars?"

    [H]ardOCP

  • ICYDOCK

    Data security is essential for any business. For military and medical settings, both software and hardware security is necessary to protect sensitive data. The ToughArmor MB994SK-1B is the first ToughArmor cage that features individual steel locking mechanism for each bay. "You'll put your mind at ease. knowing that your data has extra layer of the protection, and safe inside an strong full metal enclosure. The ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB994SK-1B takes 4 x 2.5" SAS/SATA HDD/SSD from 7mm to 15mm height, and supports Hot Swap for quick and easy drive replacements."See More

  • ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB994SK-1B 4 x 2.5" SATA 6Gbps/SAS HDD/SSD Mobile Rack / Cage with key lock in 1 x 5.25" bay

    Data security is essential for any business. For military and medical settings, both software and hardware security is necessary to protect sensitive data. The ToughArmor MB994SK-1B is the first ToughArmor cage that features individual steel locking mechanism for each bay. You'll put your mind at ease. knowing that your data has extra layer of the protection, and safe inside an strong full metal enclosure. The ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB994SK-1Btakes 4 x 2.5" SAS/SATA HDD/SSD from 7mm to 15mm height, and supports Hot Swap for quick and easy drive replacements. The unit is constructed of robust metal to survive the most demanding conditions, dual 40mm cooling fan with ventilate slots on the front/rear help to cool your drives 24/7. The MB994SK-1B is commercially designed for Medical & Military systems, IPC, enterprise, and industrial settings.

  • "Back in August of this year, Intel invited me out to Portland, Oregon to talk about the future of processors and process technology. Broadwell is the first microarchitecture to ship on Intel's newest 14nm process technology and the performance and power implications of it are as impressive as they are complex. We finally have the first retail product based on Broadwell-Y in our hands and I am eager to see how this combination of technology is going to be implemented."

    PC Perspective

  • "The Antec P100 is the compact mid-tower version of the P280, following the same interpretation of a high quality enthusiast chassis. We take the chassis for a spin to see whether it revs up just as nicely as its big brother or ends up being short on horse power."

    techPowerUp

  • "As it does every so often, Amazon recently updated and revamped its line of Fire tablets to include upgraded models and a somewhat simplified naming scheme. The new models abandon the "Kindle" branding and are now simply known as Fire HDX 8.9, Fire HD 7, and Fire HD 6. To flesh out the lineup, Amazon still sells a Fire HDX and a Fire HD Kids Edition, which is really a Fire HD 7 or 6 with a protective case, accidental damage protection, and a collection of pre-loaded apps targeted at a younger audience. The model we're looking at here is the Fire HD 7 starting at $139. Technically it's a new addition to Amazon's tablet family, though that's by name only -- it replaces the 2013 Kindle Fire HD and is a fourth generation product..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "If only I would have been able to buy this Enermax Thormax Giant case back in 2007 it would have been my first choice hands down. With all the great list of features like high performance ventilation, super cool Enermax Vegas lighted fans and an abundant amount of space for installing pretty much anything you want to in it there is not much to say that is negative about this case. I have already seen how a dual Processor/quad line of memory sticks fit into this case and Quad SLI video stacked to the gills and the case still looks like it needs more, and while in the features it says that it fits a 360 mm radiator at the top it may do that but it's actually built perfectly for a 240 or 280 fat radiator with push/pull fans. I have read over and over how this case can take the 360mm radiator and I will mount one just to show whether it does or not. Actually the best way to cool this is with a couple of 240 or 280 at the top and bottom of this case; maybe for the cooler for the video cards down low and the cooling for the processor up top. This is a big case hence the word "giant" in the name but it also is very well decorated with angles and shapes to inspire hundreds of different theme ideas for the Modder or builder that still loves the look of a huge case sitting next to him or her."

    Think Computers

  • "While the Haswell-E CPUs and X99-based motherboards of Intel's newest HEDT platform put a considerable dent in the pocket of any enthusiast, there are ways to lighten the cost burden. We recently reviewed the six-core 5820K and found it to be an excellent choice for users who value compute performance and want Haswell-E at the lowest possible cost. Another way to achieve an aggressive budget target is to buy a low cost X99 motherboard. That's where Gigabyte's X99-UD4 fits in. Do the features and performance make the sub-£170 board an interesting value option?"

    Kitguru

  • "We've been meaning to try out Cherry MX's clear key switches for a while, and now, we've finally gotten our wish. Join us for a look at WASD Keyboards' Cherry MX clear-infused Code keyboard, a tenkeyless offering with more than a few tricks up its sleeve."

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

    "Whenever I'm out enjoying a cup of coffee and my smartphone runs out of juice i open my shoulder backpack to get whichever portable battery i happen to carry along with me since i never leave home without one. Now up till this day usually whenever i did that people stared at me like I was from mars or something similar but a week ago that changed since i wasn't the only one with a portable battery at that cafe (there were portable batteries on two tables near my own). I know that portable batteries are not something new and I've seen people use then abroad but where i live things are not as "advanced" when it comes to electronics so although many of my friends have such devices (i try to keep all of them up to date) this was the very first time I've seen people use them in public. The battery pack i was using back then was the latest PL3 10400mAh leather power bank by LUXA2 which is also what today's review is all about."

    NikkTech

  • ADATA

    Just take look at the some of places in your home that you like to relax, do some studying, pay some bills, make some calls, or just simply have a light on. Yep! you already know which lamp that is! Maybe if you're like some folks, it could be a little bit brighter, yet not too bright, and definitely without the glare. Or maybe it could be a tad softer, or in a better position, making it just right. Or what about someone away in a college dorm?. Anyhow, you get the idea. ADATA announces a new concept to meet the above expectations with the "Tulip" LED Lamp that provides several different levels of lighting, and uses 60% less electricity than conventional incandescent lighting, making them environmentally friendly as well. See More

  • Something to Brighten Up Your Life! ADATA "Tulip" LED light

  • Phoenix Online Publishing

    Phoenix Online Publishing today announced that epic fantasy strategy RPG Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is available for Apple and Android devices. "With fast reaction-based mobile gameplay,the game invites players to battle over 130 monsters in both story-driven and random encounters, craft their own weapons and armor, and unlock special abilities and powers as they play through an epic fantasy adventure."See More

  • HEROES & LEGENDS: CONQUERORS OF KOLHAR MOBILE VERSION NOW AVAILABLE ON iOS AND ANDROID

     Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar Mobile Version Now Available on iOS and Android

    Fast-Action Fantasy RPG Come to Mobile Platforms in the iOS Store and Google Play

    November 6th, 2014 – St. Louis, MO – Phoenix Online Publishing today announced that epic fantasy strategy RPG Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is available for Apple and Android devices. With fast reaction-based mobile gameplay,the game invites players to battle over 130 monsters in both story-driven and random encounters, craft their own weapons and armor, and unlock special abilities and powers as they play through an epic fantasy adventure. The game is available in the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/id902133400) and Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.postudios.HeroesAndLegends) for $3.99.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "With the release of the H440 earlier this year, NZXT made it clear what their new approach into the already crammed case market will be in it's upcoming models. Following this trend, Benchmark Reviews will be testing the NZXT S340, a more "stripped" down version of the already great H440, which still features a similar simple design with a minimalistic design, putting functionality and efficiency above all things."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Thermaltake delves even deeper into the digital PSU era with the fresh DPS G lineup. Today, we will test the flagship of the series, which not only features software monitoring and 1050 W of power, but also comes with a fully modular cabling design and a unique look."

    techPowerUp

  • "When we took at look at SanDisk's Extreme II series of solid state drives in June of last year, we began our article by noting, "odds are, if you've bought anything that uses flash memory in the last 20 years or so, you already own a small piece of SanDisk technology. The company has been a leader in flash memory storage since the late '80s and manufactures products used in everything from smartphones and portable media players to digital cameras and camcorders. With such a long history in the flash memory business, it's should be no surprise that SanDisk offers an array of solid state storage solutions for desktop and mobile PCs as well. In fact, SanDisk recently expanded their product stack with some new, high-performance SSDs that leverage the company's own NAND flash memory and Marvel's popular 88SSS9187 controller." All of that still applies today, as we present to you SanDisk's follow-on product, the Extreme Pro series. The SanDisk Extreme Pro series of solid state drives features much of the same technology as its predecessor, but it has been updated with newer NAND and a refined firmware that kicks performance up a notch..."

    Hot Hardware

  • The SSD Review

    "The XS1715 is what, in the car world, you would call a 'sleeper'. The matte black enclosure and to-the-point labeling does not do justice to the fire-breathing monster that hides beneath. When you pick up a PCIe SSD card you expect it to be fast. In most cases, the bigger the card, the faster it performs. The XS1715 gives you no such confidence. But once you plug it in and start testing, you will quickly realize that this is one of the fastest SSDs on the market."

    The SSD Review

  • "Corsair products tend to be pretty popular among gamers, whether it be RAM, AIO units, power supplies or gaming peripherals. We recently witnessed the launch of 'Corsair Gaming' the company's new brand for mice, keyboards and headsets, promising fancy RGB lighting. We have already taken a look at the brand new K70 keyboard, which features one of the most in-depth lighting suites around, now we are moving on to the new M65 RGB mouse. Can this mouse live up to fan expectations and Corsair's good reputation? Lets find out..."

    Kitguru

  • "Intel launched its new Haswell-E high end processors end of August. Sadly, at launch the MadShrimps team only had access to the flagship version, the octacore i7-5960X processor. The i7-5960X is Intel's first 8-core processor for the desktop market. Xeon variants for the server platform already existed in octa and more core versions; coinciding with this launch a brand new motherboard chipset was released, the X99, now supporting the high speed DDR4, becoming slowly available to the masses. Today we are looking at the two more affordable six-core versions, the i7-5820K and the slightly higher clocked i7-5930K. In addition we will be taking a deeper plunge into the performance of the new offered technology to unravel some of the mysteries. This to advise you, the end user, if these new processors are a must buy or not."

    Madshrimps

  • "When it comes to DIY performance upgrades, the two biggest strides have been made in high performance graphics cards, and the mass market adoption of SSDs. While most high performance GPUs still only need a spare PCIe slot, and adequate power, for it to give you a generational boost in performance, SSDs, however, have changed with the recent unveiling of the Intel Z97 and X99 platforms, offering higher performance than before. The new M.2 SSDs, no bigger than a stick of gum, shame even the fastest 2.5 inch SATA units, and unfortunately, don't just "plug in" to older motherboards. That's why the Plextor M6e is such an interesting product to those of us, still hanging on to an "old skool" platform."

    Futurelooks

  • NikkTech

    "With the Christmas vacations literally just around the corner i think that we're all looking for ways to enrich and improve our time away from home and work and what better way to do that than to pack useful gadgets along with us? Personally i always have a wide selection of gadgets i like to bring along with me when i visit my mountain lodge/cottage during Christmas such as portable battery packs, Bluetooth wireless speakers and Bluetooth headsets. This year however i decided to equip that place with some extra things so I'm also looking to get several LED candles, outdoor LED solar lights and indoor LED motion sensor lights with me. That being said many of you have recently asked us whether there are any new weather resistant Bluetooth portable speaker models in the market that we recommend getting and so today we'll be testing the latest one released by TDK called the A34 TREK MAX."

    NikkTech

  • PowerColor

    PowerColor unleashes even more power for gamers, for playing today's most demanding gaming titles, as they announce the PowerColor PCS+ R9 290X with an advanced frame buffer memory of 8GB. "Designed to fully support future graphically demanding titles at 4k resolution, the PCS+ R9 290X 8GB GDDR5 comes packed with an 8gb memory size, as well as latest GCN architecture innovations such as DirectX 12 and Mantle API. Offering gamers an incredibly immersive HD gaming experience at unrivaled performance."See More

  • POWERCOLOR PCS+ R9 290X GETS A BOOST WITH 8GB BUFFER

    POWERCOLOR PCS+ R9 290X

    With larger 8GB buffer, gamers are able to pursue the most extreme performance

    Taipei, Taiwan –Nov. 6, 2014 – TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, has released a new model, the PowerColor R9 290X with an advanced frame buffer memory of 8GB. Designed to fully support future graphically demanding titles at 4k resolution, the PCS+ R9 290X 8GB GDDR5 comes packed with an 8gb memory size, as well as latest GCN architecture innovations such as DirectX 12 and Mantle API. Offering gamers an incredibly immersive HD gaming experience at unrivaled performance.

  • NVIDIA

    "Grab one of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards and enhance your experience playing some of the hottest free-to-play titles with $150 of in-game currency with the purchase of a GeForce GTX 750-series graphics card or an 800M notebook."

  • AMD Radeon Graphics

    Everyone likes free stuff, especially when one is able to have some pretty sweet gaming titles to play when they upgrade their graphics card."Purchase any AMD Radeon R9 Series and get both a Radeon Gold Award and Civilization Beyond Earth - That's four games!"See More

  • Explore and Colonize with AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series Graphics.

  • ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR announces that it has joined world renowned surveillance company AXIS’s Application Development Partner (ADP) Program. "ASUSTOR will now be able to receive the VAPIX® application components from AXIS along with technical documentation, software development kit and specialized development support in order to implement a more comprehensive technical integration. This works to provide AXIS users with a more reliable surveillance solution."See More

  • ASUSTOR Officially Joins AXIS’s Application Development Partner (ADP) Program

    ASUSTOR Officially Joins AXIS’s Application Development Partner (ADP) Program
    ASUSTOR joins AXIS’s Application Development Partner (ADP) Program. A close technical integration provides AXIS users with a more reliable and comprehensive surveillance solution.

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 6th, 2014 –ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it has joined world renowned surveillance company AXIS’s Application Development Partner (ADP) Program. ASUSTOR will now be able to receive the VAPIX® application components from AXIS along with technical documentation, software development kit and specialized development support in order to implement a more comprehensive technical integration. This works to provide AXIS users with a more reliable surveillance solution.

  • NVIDIA GameWorks

    HOT in the HTL Newsroom! We just heard from NVIDIA that "Far Cry 4 is going to be another blockbuster for Ubisoft, and the game will play the best on GeForce Graphics!"Semen Kovalev Producer of the PC version of Far Cry 4 had this to say,"The Far Cry 4 PC and NVIDIA teams have built a cutting edge partnership that emphasis productive synergy, pushing our technology and quality level further than ever before. Together we built enhanced features to provide an incredible visual experience designed to immerse players in the beautiful, but dangerous world of Far Cry 4.”

  • Ubisoft® and NVIDIA® Close Collaboration Makes Far Cry® 4 Reach Graphical Heights

    Far Cry 4 PC System Requirements Revealed

    Far Cry 4 PC System Requirements Revealed

    SANTA CLARA, Calif — November 6, 2014 — Ubisoft announces today a new technology PC gaming development partnership with NVIDIA that will bring players closer to their games than ever before.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Fractal Design has now released their Core 1100 MicroATX computer case. It still has a preinstalled 120mm front intake fan and the vertical hard drive bracket. The biggest change is only the exterior design with its brushed aluminum finish, making it look identical to most Fractal Design cases. Front panel I/O ports are now located on the front instead of on the side like how the Core 1000 had them. It also supports graphics cards of up to 350mm, CPU coolers up to 148mm tall, and an optional 80mm or 92mm rear exhaust fan for improved airflow."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "A manufacturer new on the HTPC enclosure scene is a company called Perfect Home Theater, a distributor of high-end home theater components. The enclosures from P.H.T. are slick looking aluminum designs supporting the gamut of form-factors from ATX all the way down to thin mini-ITX. The owner of Perfect Home Theater, Zygmunt Wojewoda, is also the designer of the ultra low-profile enclosure we're looking at today, the T-ITX-6."

    PC Perspective

  • "We look at performance in Alien: Isolation on several video cards, and compare specific features such as AA, SSAO, GPU-Accelerated Particles, and Contact Hardening Shadows. We will compare between NVIDIA and AMD and SLI and CrossFire and show you some screenshot comparisons to you know what to expect out of this game."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "Thermaltake is a brand name in the computer case industry, we have been reviewing their cases for years. Over the past few years they really have been focusing on mid and full tower cases. It has been quite a while since they released a really great small form factor case for LANs and gaming, the last one I remember was the LANBOX which came out in 2006. Well Thermaltake is back with a small form factor case that is perfect for LANs or just building a smaller system. The case is the Core V1 and it has room inside for a Mini-ITX motherboard, graphics cards as long as 285 mm, CPU coolers as tall as 140 mm, full size ATX power supplies, four hard drives and even watercooling! Let's take a look!"

    Think Computers

  • "Today we finally get the chance to look at Sapphire's R9 290X Vapor X 8GB graphics card. Prices of Ultra HD 4k screens may have dropped in price recently – but sadly this is only part of the overall cost. Driving smooth frames at 3,840×2,160 places a very intense demand on the system – particularly the graphics card. Even current generation cards such as Nvidia's GTX980 struggle in single formation. Today's article focuses on Sapphire's new 290X 8GB Vapor X cards in Crossfire against a selection of other high end hardware running in Crossfire and SLI."

    Kitguru

  • NVIDIA GameWorks

    One of the things that make modern PC gaming just so damn fun, is all the mayhem and havoc caused by blowing things up, whether it's tall buildings, or opposing forces and opponents. Readers in this community, as well as others, may recall seeing games like Hawken, just like Brian Burke did, as he shares his thoughts the first time he saw the game at GDC 2013. Thanks to the ongoing technical innovations, such as NVIDIA PhysX NVIDIA GameWorks and gaming developers, Hawken and many others games take on a whole new level of realism. This takes not only vision, but also a lot of work and dedication from the live and breathe gaming developers and manufacturers as they take the gaming experience to whole a new level. After all, they have a serious passion for gaming too!

  • Zalman

    Some sad news today, as a longtime brand of popular computer hardware and an innovative pioneer in quiet and efficient cooling solutions, Zalman Tech Co. Ltd has filed for bankruptcy protections in theSeoul Central District Court on November 3, 2014. and that.Zalman's parent company Moneual, was apparently involved in bank fraud and unable to pay their debts.

  • "MP4Nation Brainwavz S5 - the name of the company's newest high-end in-ear model priced at just $99.50. The S5s use a single 10mm driver in a very small housing. They also feature a full bundle and even include a set of Comply foam tips."

    techPowerUp

  • "Today we bring in another vendor's 4K consumer monitor and put it to the test, pitting against the formidable options from ASUS, Samsung, Acer and others. The Philips 288P6LJEB 4K 60 Hz monitor closely mirrors many of the specifications and qualities of other low-cost 4K panels, but with a couple of twits that help it stand out."

    PC Perspective

  • "Overall I thought the Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Digital headset is a solid performer. The audio quality from the headset is excellent. At just slightly under full volume the headset is LOUD!"

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "I have been following technology for quite a while and in that time I have witnessed the birth of solid state drives and many companies bringing them to the masses. When they first came out like all new technology they were very expensive. I remember when many people were debating on getting a new graphics card or a solid state drive. The past couple of years have been kind to the consumer with solid state drives continuing to drop in price. Most people are able to afford a solid state drive for at least their OS drive. The best way to cut costs and keep drives competitive is to decrease the lithography of the NAND that is inside the drive. This is the case for the drive we are taking a look at today. It features Micron's new 16nm 128Gbit MLC NAND. The drive that I am talking about is the Crucial MX100. The 512 GB version that we are reviewing today is currently selling for a little over $200, which if you can remember that is what most 128GB drives were selling for just a couple of years ago. The MX100 effectively replaces Crucial's M500 solid state drive while the MX550 still remains as their high performance offering. The 512 GB version of the MX100 offers sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 500 MB/s respectively. Let's see what this drive can do!"

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "Today, here at OCinside.de we test another 16 GB DDR4 quad channel Kit or rather two 8 GB DDR4 kits consisting of two 4 GB DDR4 modules. The Crucial Ballistix Sports 4 GB DDR4-2400 CL16 memory modules are equipped with heat spreaders and also have XMP profiles. Let us see how well the DDR4 modules can perform and how high this kit can be overclocked stable with or without voltage boost."

    OCInside

  • BigBruin

    "For this review, Cougar has sent over a new mouse, the rather futuristic looking 700M gaming mouse. The 700M does not have the look of a traditional mouse, and it looks as if it is poised to transform at any moment to join Optimus Prime in battle. We will find that while this design may look like it is from another galaxy, it offers features that make it very appealing for every day use (here on Earth)."

    BigBruin

  • NikkTech

    "Up until roughly 2 years ago i never would had thought that the day would ever come when I'd install a custom water cooling kit (loop) in our primary test rig and never look back to the usual CPU Air Coolers and the nowadays more common All In One liquid cooling solutions. However that day did come when we received the excellent XSPC Raystorm 750 RX360V3 WaterCooling Kit a few months back which surpassed every single cooling solution to have ever passed from our Intel Core i7 3930k test rig. I do understand people who are not willing to take their first steps into this still "niche" market because of the cost, the time one needs to spend mounting a complete kit and the rare dangers of that (although I've never encountered that issue) but trust me when i say that the end result is more than just worth the extra money and time (at least for those who can afford it). Phobya much like XSPC is also in the job of making high-end watercooling components and kits and since many of you asked today with us we have their latest 360LT Pure Performance Watercooling kit."

    NikkTech

  • "Spend any time around kids and you will be asked, "Can I be a gamer when I grow up?". When there was no money in electronic sports (eSports), the question was moot - there was no living to be made. Then a handful of plucky players started to earn some cash and, in 2015, the amount of money that will be picked up in tournaments etc will be absolutely huge. KitGuru caught up with Team Fnatic's Chief Operating Officer to get the full truth about being a professional gamer."

    Kitguru

  • Tesoro

    Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today unveils the Tesoro Excalibur RGB LED backlit mechanical keyboard with a 16.8 million color palette. "The Tesoro Excalibur RGB mechanical keyboard will be available in December via Tesoro Gaming USA, Newegg, Amazon, NCIX for the suggested retail price of US$119.00."See More

  • Tesoro Unveils Excalibur RGB 16.8 Million Color Mechanical Gaming Keyboard in North America

    Tesoro Unveils Excalibur RGB 16.8 Million Color Mechanical Gaming Keyboard in North America

    Full Color Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Features 512kB Onboard Macro Memory

    November 4, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today unveils the Tesoro Excalibur RGB LED backlit mechanical keyboard with a 16.8 million color palette.

  • EVGA

    Just about everyone likes to get some type of deal, when purchasing just about anything. Just like when it's time to upgrade a graphics card to play some of the hottest gaming titles, it's a pretty darn sweet deal to get one the those games for free with your purchase."Buy any EVGA GeForce GTX 980, 970, 780 Ti or 780 graphics card, and get a coupon (or digital code) that can be redeemed for Assassin’s Creed® Unity, Far Cry® 4 or The Crew™." Game On! See More

  • Pick Your Path: EVGA GTX Game Bundle - Get Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, or The Crew for Free

    Pick Your Path: EVGA GTX Game Bundle - Get Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, or The Crew for Free

    November 4th, 2014 – You’re a gamer, and we have the hottest titles this holiday for whatever you like to play. Buy any EVGA GeForce GTX 980, 970, 780 Ti or 780 graphics card, and get a coupon (or digital code) that can be redeemed for Assassin’s Creed® Unity, Far Cry® 4 or The Crew™.

  • Cooler Master

    Cooler Master announces the availability of the Silencio 652S mid-tower case and Silencio 352 mini-tower cases. Both chassis feature a minimalistic design, yet also provide maximum compatibility for today's hardware and cooling solutions with liquid cooling radiators up to 240mm. The Cooler Master Silencio 652S, and the Silencio 352 also features sound-dampening panels to keep the internal noise constrained and accessible dust filters to keep your system running clean with the included XtraFlo fans."See More

  • Cooler Master Silencio 652S & 352 Coming to North America

    Cooler Master Silencio 652S & 352 Coming to North America.

    Cases With Minimal Design and Maximum Compatibility

    Chino, CA — Nov 4th2014  —Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator, and manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals as well as mobile accessories today announced the availability of the Silencio 652S mid-tower case and Silencio 352 mini-tower case. See more details on the cases here.

  • NVIDIA

    NVIDIA announces a new technology PC gaming development partnership with Ubisoft® that will bring consumers closer to their games than ever before. "Thanks to the power of NVIDIA GeForce® GTX® technology, including the just-released GTX 980 and 970 GPUs, this holiday’s hottest games, Assassin’s Creed® Unity, Far Cry® 4 and The Crew™, will look simply incredible." And,"Part of the “Pick Your Path” promotion which kicks off this week and runs to the end of the year, gamers who purchase a qualifying GeForce GTX GPU, including a GeForce GTX 980, 970, 780 Ti, or 780 graphics card or a notebook with GeForce GTX 980M or 970M get their choice of which title--The Crew, Far Cry 4 or Assassin’s Creed Unity--to add to their library for free."See More

  • NVIDIA and Ubisoft® Take PC Gaming to New Heights

    NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX "Pick Your Path" Bundle Promotion

    This Year’s Hottest Holiday Titles Available in New Exciting GeForce GTX “Pick Your Path” Promotion

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Nov. 4, 2014— NVIDIA today announced a new technology PC gaming development partnership with Ubisoft® that will bring consumers closer to their games than ever before.

  • ORIGIN PC

    ORIGIN PC announces a new promotion for their award-winning gaming line of GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, CHRONOS desktops, EON laptops and their new EVO15-S laptop for a limited time only. Customers who purchase any ORIGIN PC gaming desktop or gaming laptop today can receive free U.S. ground shipping and a free $50 Steam gift card while supplies last! As an added bonus, "ORIGIN PC is also offering NVIDIA’s latest “Pick Your Path” game bundle and AMD Radeon’s “NEVER SETTLE: Space Edition” game bundle to give customers the choice of their favorite PC title with a qualified NVIDIA or AMD graphics card inside their next ORIGIN PC gaming system."See More

  • Get the Games You Want This Fall

    ORIGIN PC November 2014 Promotion.

    With ORIGIN PC’s November Promo

    Miami, FL – November 4th, 2014 — ORIGIN PC announced today a new promotion for their award-winning gaming line of GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, CHRONOS desktops, EON laptops and their new EVO15-S laptop for a limited time only. Customers who purchase any ORIGIN PC gaming desktop or gaming laptop today can receive free U.S. ground shipping and a free $50 Steam gift card while supplies last! As an added bonus, ORIGIN PC is also offering NVIDIA’s latest “Pick Your Path” game bundle and AMD Radeon’s “NEVER SETTLE: Space Edition” game bundle to give customers the choice of their favorite PC title with a qualified NVIDIA or AMD graphics card inside their next ORIGIN PC gaming system.

  • NVIDIA GeForce

    The new GeForce Game Ready Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 344.60 WHQL drivers are now available to download automatically through GeForce Experience, and from GeForce.com. "With performance optimizations and a SLI profile, the new GeForce Game Ready Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare drivers are a recommended update for players of the first-person shooter."See More

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare GeForce Game Ready Driver Available Now

    NVIDIA Maxwell GeForce GTX 980 970 Game Advanced.

    By Andrew Burnes on Tue, Nov 04 2014 -- The new GeForce Game Ready Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 344.60 WHQL drivers are now available to download automatically through GeForce Experience, and from GeForce.com. With performance optimizations and a SLI profile, the new GeForce Game Ready Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare drivers are a recommended update for players of the first-person shooter.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Ever heard of the brand AORUS? I hadn't until this review, but I bet you've heard of the parent company, Gigabyte. That's right, AORUS is Gigabyte's gaming brand. The company currently makes a gaming keyboard, gaming mouse, some gaming laptops, and accessories such as the B7 gaming backpack. But don't let the relatively new company name "AORUS" fool you, these products carry the Gigabyte quality we've all come to know and appreciate. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Gigabyte AORUS Thunder K7 cherry mechanical keyboard with detachable macro pad."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Given that we are anticipating a launch of the Samsung 850 EVO very shortly, it is a good time to back fill on the complete performance picture of the 850 Pro series. We have done several full capacity roundups of various SSD models over the past months, and the common theme with all of them is that as the die count is reduced in lower capacity models, so is the parallelism that can be achieved. This effect varies based on what type of flash memory die is used, but the end result is mostly an apparent reduction in write performance. Fueling this issue is the increase in flash memory die capacity over time."

    PC Perspective

  • Think Computers

    "We have been looking at Icy Dock products for quite some time now, both external and internal solutions. They have recently released a new product that really caught my eye and seemed different from their normal offerings. The product that I am talking about is their Black Vortex (MB074SP-1B) 3.5-inch SATA HDD 4 in 3 Hot Swap Module Cooler Cage. This device allows you to fit four 3.5-inch hard drives into three 5.25-inch drive bays, but beyond that it has a blue LED cooling fan and a pretty unique design. If you need extra hard drive space in your system this is the perfect device for you and it looks great as well! Read on as we take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "The company Enermax is mainly well known for their high-performance power supplies and their fans. For some time Enermax is offering CPU coolers and even AIO water cooling systems, as we can see in this review. We will see in this review, if the big hit is successful with the Enermax Liqtech 240 and if they prevail against the established competition."

    OCInside

  • "As the R9 285 OC model from Gigabyte, the HIS R9 285 IceQ X2 2GB OC video card is based on the Tonga architecture and is using a new form of compression for frame buffer color data, which reduces the amount of memory bandwidth required for buffer operations. The product is overclocked from the factory but not as high as the Gigabyte R9 285 OC so the overall results were a bit lower in the synthetic benchmarks but also inside the games. However, we could overclock the card quite a bit with the supplied utility and have reached similar performance when the card was maxed-out."

    Madshrimps

  • "IN WIN Development has been far more than just a name the last couple years. We've seen some impressive computer enclosure designs catering to the eclectic gamers including the GT1 or Mana, conservative professionals who appreciate the 900 Series and extreme enthusiasts showing off their systems in the amazingly creative Open Frame series which includes the S-Frame, D-Frame and now the D-Frame Mini, which we had a special sneak peek at back in May of 2014, during COMPUTEX. We have in the lab, and so far, there doesn't seem to be a more portable, impressive low maintenance enthusiast' computer enclosure."

    Futurelooks

  • ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it has launched a new surveillance monitoring mobile app AiSecure. "After installing ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center on their NAS, ASUSTOR users will be able to install AiSecure free of charge on their mobile devices in order to remotely monitor their surveillance feeds."See More

  • ASUSTOR Releases AiSecure Mobile Surveillance App

    ASUSTOR Releases AiSecure Mobile Surveillance App

    ASUSTOR releases the free AiSecure mobile surveillance app for both iOS and Android. Used in concert with ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center, AiSecure lets users take snapshots, record video, control PTZ functions on cameras and receive push notifications, allowing users to stay in sync with all the latest developments on their surveillance feeds.

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 4th, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it has launched a new surveillance monitoring mobile app AiSecure. After installing ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center on their NAS, ASUSTOR users will be able to install AiSecure free of charge on their mobile devices in order to remotely monitor their surveillance feeds. AiSecure’s push notifications help users to stay up to date on all the latest developments, allowing users to take immediate action if required and reducing any possible damage to assets in the home or workplace. Additionally, AiSecure features and easy-to-use and intuitive interface that provides timely functionality for the feature in use, giving users the ability to take snapshots, record, control PTZ functions on cameras, check on the system status and replay previously recorded video.

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE proudly announces to be the exclusive motherboard sponsor of this year’s BlizzCon gaming event. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes. "The eighth BlizzCon will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th, 2014."See More

  • GIGABYTE to be the Exclusive Motherboard Sponsor of BlizzCon 2014 for the 2nd Year in a Row

    GIGABYTE to be the Exclusive Motherboard Sponsor of BlizzCon 2014 for the 2nd Year in a Row.

    Launching Ground for the Powerful Intel® Core™ i7 BRIX Gaming MINI-PC

    City of Industry, California, November 3rd, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to be the exclusive motherboard sponsor of this year’s BlizzCon gaming event. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes. The eighth BlizzCon will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th, 2014.

  • MSI Gaming

    MSI proudly announces its release of the MSI X99S GAMING 9 ACK and Z97 GAMING 9 ACK motherboard. Introducing the true wireless gaming solution, ACK powered by Killer DoubleShot Pro delivers 3.5x times lower latency and 2.9x times faster data throughput compared to traditional Wireless-N solutions. "Killer Smart Teaming allows the use of LAN and WI-FI at the same time with speeds up to 1.867 Gbps and the ability to process gaming activity through LAN and other internet activity through Wi-Fi for the best lag-free gaming experience. Together with smart applications which allow you to control your bandwidth, MSI ACK is the one and only true wireless GAMING solution."See More

  • True wireless GAMING with new MSI® ACK motherboards

    True wireless GAMING with new MSI® ACK motherboards.
     
    MSI® upgrades X99S GAMING 9 AC and Z97 GAMING 9 AC with ACK

    MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its release of the MSI X99S GAMING 9 ACK and Z97 GAMING 9 ACK motherboard. Introducing the true wireless gaming solution, ACK powered by Killer DoubleShot Pro delivers 3.5x times lower latency and 2.9x times faster data throughput compared to traditional Wireless-N solutions. Killer Smart Teaming allows the use of LAN and WI-FI at the same time with speeds up to 1.867 Gbps and the ability to process gaming activity through LAN and other internet activity through Wi-Fi for the best lag-free gaming experience. Together with smart applications which allow you to control your bandwidth, MSI ACK is the one and only true wireless GAMING solution.

  • Intel

    Intel announces that Nixie was named the grand prize winner of the Intel Make It Wearable challenge, a global initiative that Intel announced at CES 2014 to fuel creativity and challenge innovators to evolve personal computing using Intel® Edison technology. "Winning the $500,000 grand prize, Nixie is the first wearable camera that can fly, unfolds and takes flight on cue to take the perfect shot from unique perspectives. Second prize winner, Open Bionics was awarded $200,000, using low cost, high efficiency 3-D printing and scanning to bring customized products to amputees for less than $1,000. Third prize winner and recipient of $100,000, ProGlove is offering an enterprise invention that seeks to reduce physical work stress, improve ergonomics and reduce costly workplace mistakes."

    See More

  • Chip Shot: Nixie Wins $500,000 Grand Prize in Intel Make It Wearable Challenge

    $500,000 Grand Prize in Intel Make It Wearable Challenge


    Today Nixie was named the grand prize winner of the Intel Make It Wearable challenge, a global initiative that Intel announced at CES 2014 to fuel creativity and challenge innovators to evolve personal computing using Intel® Edison technology. Winning the $500,000 grand prize, Nixie is the first wearable camera that can fly, unfolds and takes flight on cue to take the perfect shot from unique perspectives. Second prize winner, Open Bionics was awarded $200,000, using low cost, high efficiency 3-D printing and scanning to bring customized products to amputees for less than $1,000. Third prize winner and recipient of $100,000, ProGlove is offering an enterprise invention that seeks to reduce physical work stress, improve ergonomics and reduce costly workplace mistakes. Watch the webcast replay.

  • "Reveen might be a relatively unknown manufacturer, but their Okeanos has proven to be a true contender. Offering bold looks and exceptional performance, it rivals some of the best high-end air coolers on the market today. Then again, such is not surprising considering it features dual-cooling towers, two fans, and six heatpipes."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "Yesterday i went to the local Nike store to pick a couple of new running shoes since it's time to replace my old ones and it was then standing in front of a wall with almost 30 different models that i realized how hard it must be for people to choose the right pair between several different models. Of course this example isn't just for shoes but pretty much everything else in the market including electronics and PC hardware and peripherals (besides to me running shoes are what power supplies and SSDs might be to someone else). This stands especially true for gaming peripherals since choosing the right ones to cover your needs is not the easiest thing since much like shoes we're not talking about a product that you simply can't base your decision on performance numbers. Although new Tesoro so far has a perfect track record in the gaming peripherals market and today with us we have their latest Gandiva H1L Laser Gaming Mouse."

    NikkTech

  • TechnologyX

    "Whether you're an overclocking enthusiast or a gamer looking for a cooler quieter solution to cooling your system, a good custom CPU cooler can be one of the most important components in your system. It can solve over-heating issues, noise issues and even make your system look cooler and more personalized. In this report, we'll be taking a look at the NiC L32 by Thermaltake which promises to not only solve all those issues, but do so without breaking the bank. Can this affordable, compact cooler provide sufficient cooling for even the most demanding overclocks? Let's find out!"

    TechnologyX

  • "Today we examine ASUS' take on the GeForce GTX 970 video card. We have the ASUS GTX 970 STRIX DirectCU II OC video card today, and will break down its next-gen performance against an AMD Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X. This video card features 0dB fans, and many factors that improve its chance of extreme overclocking."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Most are in agreement that Apple's iPad Air 2 is one of the finest tablets ever produced, if not the best out there, period. Certainly, it's not difficult to make that case -- after all, the latest 9.7-inch iPad is thinner than its predecessor at just 6.1mm thick, wicked fast with its custom A8X System-on-Chip (SoC), and incredibly light at just under a pound. Toss in a gorgeous display and a set of ancillary features that have been upgraded for this latest release, and even the most stringent critics can't help but pile on the praise. That's the easy part. What's a bit more difficult to address is whether or not you should upgrade to the iPad Air 2. Obviously the answer depends in part on which tablet, if any, you currently own. But there's also the question of what you intend to do with it...?

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "To all the Left-handed, Southpaws, wrong-handed individuals out there "I feel ya", and so does Tt eSports. The Tt eSports "VENTUS" is build solid and professional for all left and right handed people. It's a great feeling mouse that won't take weeks to get a feel for it. It feels like a very common mouse and that is a plus in my book. The Vented body is more than just flash; it works for keeping your hand from getting hot on the mouse and helps to keep you gaming longer and faster overall and over time. The Tt eSports "Ventus" is built to last and is easy to travel with its own padded carry case. The programmable macros are easy to manipulate and understand and the speed of the mouse is shown when you change gears. Like a formula one race car it shows you what gear you are in."

    Think Computers

  • "Today we take a look at the latest power supply from Fractal Design, the Integra M 650W – released to target the budget enthusiast audience. This semi modular design has achieved 80 Plus Bronze Certification and will hit retail for around £55 inc vat. Is it worth shortlisting if you are working with a restrictive budget?"

    Kitguru

  • "A few years ago Zotac launched their Zbox range of systems, designed to pack as much performance into a compact chassis as possible. Overall they have been fairly successful in their goals and recently branched out into some more stylish casing with the Orb models. Now Zotac are going ultra small, in fact pocketable, with their compact systems and today in our Zbox Pico Review PI320 we test one."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Futuremark

    Futuremark has been the industry standard for many years with every enthusiast around the globe, and Futuremark announces that they are now a part of UL, a global safety science organization with more than a century of expertise and innovation in the fields of product safety testing, inspection and verification services. With more than 10,000 professionals in 40 countries, UL is dedicated to creating safe working and living environments for all. UL partners with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations, regulatory authorities, and governments to play a key role in the development and harmonization of national and international standards.See More


  • UL Signals Strategic Expansion into Performance Benchmarking Services with Futuremark Acquisition

    Futuremark joins UL to accelerate development of new benchmarks

    UL, a global safety science leader, today announced the acquisition of Futuremark, the market leading provider of performance benchmarking software. Futuremark, a privately held company based in Finland, develops the world’s most widely used benchmarks for desktop computers, notebooks, tablets and smart phones.

    NORTHBROOK, Ill. – November 3, 2014– UL, a global safety science leader, today announced the acquisition of Futuremark, the market leading provider of performance benchmarking software. Futuremark, a privately held company based in Finland, develops the world’s most widely used benchmarks for desktop computers, notebooks, tablets and smart phones. The acquisition marks UL’s entry into the software development industry, a strategic imperative for the company to help meet the growing demand for performance data.

  • MSI Gamiing

    MSI announces a new record breaking motherboard the MSI X99S MPOWER motherboard. "After MSI launched its X99S XPOWER AC motherboard on August the 29th it’s now time for its brother, the X99S MPOWER motherboard, to assist in dominating the benchmarks. The MSI X99S MPOWER is a custom designed overclocking motherboard, specifically for enthusiasts demanding the highest performance and the best stability while still getting a ton of OC features." The MSI X99S MPOWER motherboard is ready to take the new 8 or 6 core CPU’s and DDR4 performance to the limit, proven recently by already breaking 26 records during the finals of MSI’s overclocking contest, MOA 2014.See More

  • MSI® Unleashes the record-breaking X99S MPOWER motherboard

    MSI® Unleashes the record-breaking X99S MPOWER motherboard.

    Adding a chapter to the legacy of the MSI MPOWER series

    MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its release of the MSI X99S MPOWER motherboard. After MSI launched its X99S XPOWER AC motherboard on August the 29th it’s now time for its brother, the X99S MPOWER motherboard, to assist in dominating the benchmarks. The MSI X99S MPOWER is a custom designed overclocking motherboard, specifically for enthusiasts demanding the highest performance and the best stability while still getting a ton of OC features. The MSI X99S MPOWER motherboard is ready to take the new 8 or 6 core CPU’s and DDR4 performance to the limit, proven recently by already breaking 26 records during the finals of MSI’s overclocking contest, MOA 2014. OC Certified and Military Class 4 components make sure it can handle anything while retaining absolute stability. The next generation OC Engine helps to push the system to its limits with more flexible bClk overclocking, needed for breaking records. The MSI X99S MPOWER also comes with Quad Multi-GPU support, OC Essentials, Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s, SATA Express, Audio Boost and Intel Gigabit LAN.

  • Patriot Memory

    Let's face it, most of us have important and personal files that we carry daily on portable flash drives, and some might say it's a matter of time as to when that USB flash drive can either get damaged, lost, or stolen. Better to be safe and secure rather than sorry, as Patriot announces the Supersonic Bolt XT series that offers users superior USB 3.0 transfer speeds and security.“The rugged housing and 256-bit AES security protects priceless data. The large capacity and fast transfer speeds allow users to take their data with them without having to worry about their security being compromised.”The Supersonic Bolt XT is available now and pricing starts form an MSRP of $49.99 for the 16GB model. See More

  • Patriot Launches Supersonic Bolt XT Offering Performance and Data Security

    Patriot Launches Supersonic Bolt XT Offering Performance and Data Security

    FREMONT, CALIF., USA – November 3rd, 2014 - Patriot, a leader in computer memory, flash storage, and premium mobile accessories announces a leap forward in its Supersonic flash memory family with the launch of Supersonic Bolt XT.  Supersonic Bolt brings high performance and hardware encrypted data security together like never before.

  • MSI Gaming

    MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand Finals finally came to the perfect ending in Nov, 3rd morning. All top players DOTA 2 and Starcraft II, well-known international hosts and casters and thousands of gaming fans from around the world gathered at ATT Show Box, cheering for their favorite players! "After two days of intensive fighting, eventually, Solar won the Starcraft II champion and Virtus.Pro claimed the title of DOTA 2."See More

  • 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 November 2014 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (11/01/2014 to 11/25/2014). See More

  • ICY DOCK November 2014 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (11/01/2014 to 11/25/2014)

    ICY DOCK November 2014 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (11/01/2014 to 11/25/2014)

  • MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand Finals Came to the Perfect Ending
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    Solar Won the Starcraft II Champion

    Virtus.Pro Claimed the Title of DOTA 2.

    [Taipei, Taiwan] MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand Finals finally came to the perfect ending in Nov, 3rd morning. All top players DOTA 2 and Starcraft II, well-known international hosts and casters and thousands of gaming fans from around the world gathered at ATT Show Box, cheering for their favorite players! After two days of intensive fighting, eventually, Solar won the Starcraft II champion and Virtus.Pro claimed the title of DOTA 2.

  • MSI Gaming

    The air is thick with an atmosphere of exciting and tension as long as all players from the world are gathering in Taipei for MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand, the best global e-Sports tournament hosted by the leading gaming brand MSI. After intense striving for more than 4 months, across over 120 countries and after over 750 game played, the qualifiers 16 StarCraft II players and 8 DOTA 2 teams from five continents will fight over a grand prize total of over US$113,500.See More

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    MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Gamers Are All Ready  

    The Grand Finals on the Verge of Break Out

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    All elites gathered in sleepless Taipei, Flame every gaming soul

    MSI revealed the players’ extreme gaming weapons

    [Taipei, Taiwan] The air is thick with an atmosphere of exciting and tension as long as all players from the world are gathering in Taipei for MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand, the best global e-Sports tournament hosted by the leading gaming brand MSI. After intense striving for more than 4 months, across over 120 countries and after over 750 game played, the qualifiers 16 StarCraft II players and 8 DOTA 2 teams from five continents will fight over a grand prize total of over US$113,500. As the leading brand in gaming, MSI will set a world-class gaming stage for appreciating its gaming fans, players and customers. In addition to the renowned hosts and casters for broadcast live, MSI also invites Lan Chang as the event ambassador to the grand finals open and the following events with Dragon Girls, leaving an unforgettable experience in MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand Finals.

  • Razer

    Razer announces that to date, they have raised more than USD25,000 to fund relief efforts benefiting victims of last October’s 7.1 Visayas earthquake and this month’s Typhoon Haiyan. “We donated all net proceeds from the sale of Razer apparel on our Razer Store over a weekend to the Philippines Red Cross to help them treat storm victims,” noted Min-Liang Tan, Razer CEO. With more than 3 million Facebook fans and legions of Twitter and YouTube followers, we hope to be able to continue to make a significant difference for our Pinoy friends.”See More

  • RAZER FUNDRAISING FOR PHILIPPINES REACHES $25K TO DATE, RALLYNG MORE RESOURCES FOR RELIEF

    SINGAPORE—Razer has to-date raised more than USD25,000 to fund relief efforts benefiting victims of last October’s 7.1 Visayas earthquake and this month’s Typhoon Haiyan. Razer, a world leader in high-performance gaming products, has pledged to continue its charitable efforts in partnership with its gaming fans.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "After seeing numerous modders do just that (and the customer feedback that was clamoring for such a case), BitFenix has responded with the Prodigy M. Using the frame of the original Prodigy, they reworked the internals to accommodate a micro ATX motherboard and all of the enthusiast configurations that go along with it. Even with its proven performance in ITX trim, can the Prodigy chassis keep up with mATX components? BitFenix sent their Midnight Black Prodigy M, model number BFC-PRM-300-KKXSK-RP to Benchmark Reviews so we could have a look."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "MP4Nation is well known for their budget friendly headphone lineup. These solid over-ear headphones also come with a huge bundle and are built for a life on the go. Their pre-order price of $119 makes them a good price/performance option, too."

    techPowerUp

  • "It's that time of year again! When those of us lucky enough with the ability, get and share the best in technology with our friends and family. You are already the family IT manager so why not help spread the holiday cheer by picking up some items for them, and hey...maybe for you."

    PC Perspective

  • "iBuypower is offering an AMD-based system in its Chimera 4SE line, which is designed to give users serious gaming performance without a wallet-busting price tag. The Chimera is part of iBuypower's Signature Series, which includes iBuypower's highest-priced and most powerful gaming systems, like the Revolt and Valkyrie. The centerpiece of the Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate is an all AMD-based CPU/GPU combo. The processor is a 4.7GHz (5.0GHz with Turbo), eight-core AMD FX-9590, designed with overclockers in mind. It's cooled by a closed-loop liquid cooler, which seems to be the way most custom builders are going these days. That's likely due to not only the headroom they give overclockers, but also to the stability of their relatively lightweight physical connections inside the case..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "The Flash Voyager series is Corsair's main line of flash thumb drives (often known as USB memory sticks), and there exists many subcategories with this line. The original Voyager designs were from the USB 2.0 era which have since been supplanted by USB 3.0 variants - the retracting-design Voyager LS and high performance Voyager GT. Now catering to high end users with a need for higher capacities and desire for something a little more stylish is the Flash Voyager GS."

    Vortez

  • Ocaholic

    "After gaming keyboard and mouse, Tesoro offers an headset called Kuven in color white and black. The Kuven is a stereo headphone that offer the possibility to be used in virtual mode 7.1. The design is very reminiscent of the square lines of Durandal. The quality is good and the price is quite interesting, if you are curious to see how they are, follow us in our review."

    Ocaholic

  • "Today DaveChaos reviews the Sennheiser G4ME Zero Headset."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "Corsair has several case lines, Obsidian, Vengeance, Carbide and Graphite. Legit Reviews has been fortunate to have been given the opportunity to take a look at most of these cases. Today, we are taking a look at the latest in the Graphite Series, the 230T mid-tower case line. While the Corsair Graphite series is made up of four models of the 230T, each of them are pretty similar with minor cosmetic differences. These differences are mainly about color, there is the battleship grey, black and orange. There are technically two versions of the black, one with a side window and one without. Read on to find out more about this case!"

    Legit Reviews

  • "In this review we will be focusing on the performance of the AMD A10-6790K compared to the Intel Core i5-4430."

    Kitguru

  • The SSD Review

    "Marketing of PCI Express SSDs has always been somewhat tricky as the fine balance between performance and value wasn't much of a balance at all; performance being the obvious strongpoint of these cards. The difficulty in manufacturing a consumer directed PCIe SSD, that can promise value, has most likely been the reason all haven't jumped aboard the 'PCI Express'. VisionTek saw this opportunity and have come up with the Data Fusion PCIe SSD, a PCIe card that they believe is the perfect balance of both speed and pricing. A quick look at VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD prices definitely opened our eyes."

    The SSD Review

  • Luxa2

    Say goodbye to fiddling with tangled wires, missing cables and connectors when charging your mobile devices when you need them the most while on the go, as Luxa2, announces it's first-ever wireless charging series: TX-P1 5000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank and TX-200 Dual Wireless Charging Station. See More