• NikkTech

    "With just hours before we say goodbye to 2015 and embrace 2016 i decided to upload yet another review (our last of 2015) mainly because i met some people the other day who knew nothing about network attached storage devices (NAS). I mean not owning one but having a general idea is one thing (happens all the time really) but not knowing that such devices even exist is strange especially since these people have been following technology for at least over a decade now. Anyways these guys are looking for an easy way to share files with their friends and families (both online and local), download large chunks of data over the internet without using their computers and if possible to playback downloaded data directly onto their home theater and portable devices. My answer to them was to simply wait and read this review once up to see what NAS servers are capable off and what better way to deliver on that than for us to test the latest model by QNAP the TurboNAS TS-451+8G."

    NikkTech

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "I have had poor results with early generation smart locks – the kind you control from a Bluetooth-enabled phone – so when U-Tec offered Benchmark Reviews the opportunity to review their new Ultraloq UL3 Smart Lock, I jumped at the chance. Rather than using your phone, the Ultraloq UL3 offers access through an electronic keypad and an integrated fingerprint reader. In this article, I test the features of this lock and put it to work on a real door."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "When it comes to building a gaming PC these days, a high-end sound card is likely pretty far down on your list of priorities. However, if you are serious about audio and want to get the best out of your speakers or high-end headphones, then you will find that your average on-board audio solution won’t cut it. Today, we are taking a look at the Asus Strix RAID DLX, their flagship sound card, offering full support for 7.1 surround sound, along with a headphone DAC and amplifier to enhance your listening experience."

    Kitguru

  • "With all of the gaming peripherals currently available on the market today it’s very easy for consumers to get confused with what they really want in comparison to what they actually need. Thermaltake’s Tt eSPORTS Ventus X Gaming Mouse is one such peripheral that will not only save you some cash in comparison to some of the behemoths out there, but will also satisfy most needs any casual gamer requires. At the highly reasonable asking price of only $49.99, this mouse delivers one great experience all while saving you a couple extra bucks."

    TechnologyX

  • "EVGA decided to branch out this year. No, not with AMD graphics; the company's GPU offerings are still very much based on reference cards from Team Green. Yet, in an effort to expand their product lines, the largest North American vendor of NVIDIA graphics cards now offers their own branded memory modules in both DDR3 and DDR4 flavors, spanning 10 different SKUs. Today, we’re checking out the burliest DRAM module set on offer—the High Performance 2800 SuperSC DDR4 Series 16GB kit (4x4GB). Many DIY builders still using older platforms and DDR3 are wondering if they'll see concrete benefits from a move to a newer platform and DDR4. Newer DDR4 memory is indeed more efficient, faster and made with higher density chip components so you can get higher densities of memory per module."

    Hot Hardware

  • BIOSTAR

    BIOSTAR is proud to introduce the next-level of performance motherboards: the BIOSTAR RACING Series. Featuring an all-new design, the BIOSTAR RACING series ushers in the future of performance with all new cutting-edge features and a new racing design for a stylish and powerful build. "Featuring the latest in gaming hardware from BIOSTAR, the all-new RACING Series is built with powerful hardware design based around the Intel 100-series chipset."See More

  • Cooltek

    "With the GT-04 Cooltek added a spacious mid-tower chassis to our “Gaming Tower” series. The case offers a variety of versatile features, for example an external docking station for 2.5 and 3.5 inch drives, an integrated card reader as well as modular HDD-cages. The GT-04 combines exceptional functionality, a stylish design and outstanding quality – at an attractive price-performance ratio." The GT-04 is available in stores right now. The MSRP is 54.99 Euro, incl. 19% VAT.See More

  • Transcend

    Transcend is proud to announce its newly developed SuperMLC technology featuring a cost effective solution yet with nearly equivalent performance to SLC NAND flash. "By adjusting firmware coding and preselecting high quality flash chips, Transcend has successfully developed SuperMLC technology that breaks through the performance bottleneck in small capacity SSD to reach 4 times of sequential write than MLC NAND flash and up to 30,000 times of P/E cycles*."See More

  • BIOSTAR INTRODUCES RACING SERIES MOTHERBOARD: Z170GT7, H170GT3 AND B150GT5 DEBUTS

    BIOSTAR RACING Series of motherboards

    The new legend of performance motherboards

    December 31st, 2015 Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to introduce the next-level of performance motherboards: the BIOSTAR RACING Series. Featuring an all-new design, the BIOSTAR RACING series ushers in the future of performance with all new cutting-edge features and a new racing design for a stylish and powerful build.

  • Transcend Develops SuperMLC Technology, an Alternative to SLC-based Solutions

    Transcend Develops SuperMLC Technology

    December 30, 2015 -- Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®),a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, is proud to announce its newly developed SuperMLC technology featuring a cost effective solution yet with nearly equivalent performance to SLC NAND flash. By adjusting firmware coding and preselecting high quality flash chips, Transcend has successfully developed SuperMLC technology that breaks through the performance bottleneck in small capacity SSD to reach 4 times of sequential write than MLC NAND flash and up to 30,000 times of P/E cycles*. Upcoming in 2016, Transcend plans to release brand new industrial-grade SSD models embedded with SuperMLC technology, offering industrial enterprises ideal alternative to SLC-based solutions for superior quality at affordable prices.

  • Presenting the GT-04 Midi-Tower

    Cooltek Presents the GT-04 Midi-Tower

    With the GT-04 we add a spacious mid-tower chassis to our “Gaming Tower” series. The case offers a variety of versatile features, for example an external docking station for 2.5 and 3.5 inch drives, an integrated card reader as well as modular HDD-cages. The GT-04 combines exceptional functionality, a stylish design and outstanding quality – at an attractive price-performance ratio.

  • "Today we are taking a look at the ASUS MG278Q monitor, a 27-in 2560x1440 display with support for AMD FreeSync technology and sporting a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. With a TN panel rather than IPS, the MG278Q has a current selling price of just $399, well under the equivalent G-Sync monitors."

    PC Perspective

  • "Dell's Alienware Steam Machine is under the microscope today. In partnership with several leading PC makers, Valve has finally taken their often-talked about Steam Machine with custom SteamOS to market, promising the depth and precision of PC gaming driven by a purpose-built operating system, that offers a standardized platform similar to a tried and true "just push play" console gaming experience. The Alienware Steam Machine seems like just the thing for PC gamers looking for a simpler way to game without a lot of fuss and configuration. The Steam Machine is a PC-based set top box that functions as a dedicated portal into the Steam digital marketplace, where players can download or stream games and media just as you would using Steam on your desktop PC."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Personalization and innovation, this is the vision of Cooler Master by bringing you the MasterCase 5. This ATX mid-tower is appealing from the box in. The concept brought to us in the MasterCase is that Cooler Master wants your chassis to look and function under your complete control. In our opinion it’s a big step in the right direction."

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "Scythe has really made a name for themselves in the DIY PC cooling market since being founded back in 2002. Over the years they have had some really great CPU coolers, many which we have reviewed. The Ninja series has primarily been reserved for the top of the line coolers from Scythe and the cooler we have on the review block today definitely fits that bill. It is the Ninja 4, which is the 4th major revision of the famous Ninja cooler. This very large CPU cooler features 4 heatsink stacks, 6 heatpipes, and a 120 mm cooling fan. Can it compete with some of the other larger CPU coolers out there? Read on as we find out!"

    Think Computers

  • "The NVIDIA Quadro M4000 has been out since August, but as the successor to the K4200, it’s the flagship mainstream professional graphics card. So we are reviewing it here to show how it compares to its predecessor (and the higher-end K5200). In terms of specification, it’s another step forward, despite having a similar £777 inc VAT price."

    Kitguru

  • "When Microsoft first launched its Surface line of products, it caused quite a stir in the mobile PC market. It may have taken a couple of iterations to get things dialed in to the point they are today, but simply entering the market with its own branded hardware put Microsoft in the position of essentially competing with its partners. Microsoft had a specific vision for the future of Windows-based mobile products, however, and decided to develop hardware that embodied that vision. Now that we’re a few years removed from the introduction of the original Surface and Surface Pro, it’s clear that Microsoft’s vision has merit, and now virtually all of the company’s major OEM partners are producing at least a few machines that were partially influenced by the Surface. The product we will be showing you here today, HP’s Spectre X2 is as similar a machine to the Surface Pro what we have seen to date. The form factor, detachable keyboard design, kickstand and overall look at feel of the machine are very “Surface-like”. But HP has made some well thought-out changes and packed the machine with different hardware, and the end result is rather interesting."

    Hot Hardware

  • "By far one of the most spacious and modular cases we’ve reviewed in a while. This chassis was built for those who do things a little different from the norm. Extremely customizable and fun to build with, buckle up while we talk about Thermaltake’s new Suppressor F31 case."

    TechnologyX

  • "SilverStone recently introduced a new line of Platinum certified PC power supplies, which they claim are the world’s smallest 80 Plus Platinum, full-modular ATX power supplies. The new Strider Platinum Series currently includes three models, the ST55F-PT (550W), ST65F-PT (650W) and ST75F-PT (750W). All of the Strider Platinum Series PSUs are designed to provide quiet, reliable operation in a small package. The cooling fan incorporates Fluid Dynamic Bearings (FDB) for quiet-reliable operation and an intelligent fan control permits fanless operation at low power. While the typical 750W power supply enclosure measures 160mm (6.3”) deep, the Strider Platinum Series are housed in a 140mm chassis (5.5”)."

    PC Perspective

  • "Last month we introduced the marvelous IN WIN 805 enclosure. For those that are not familiar with this Taiwanese company here's a small snippet from the previous article: IN WIN is one of those manufacturers which really continues to innovate. Last year they stole the Computex show with their highly acclaimed S-Frame, an open air chassis made from a single sheet of aluminum. This year at Computex they surprised friend and foe again with the H-frame case -> compare it with a hydraulic operated transformer case. Many of their prototypes and retail products have won lots of awards at many international trade shows. If you want to house your precious hardware in a luxurious case, have a look at the IN WIN catalog. Today we are taking a look at one of their latest breath taking case solutions, the IN WIN 909 Full-tower case."

    Madshrimps

  • "The Predator 240 take a very different approach to self-contained CPU cooling, being a pre-assembled unit comprised of separate, and removable, parts. Though pre-filled and ready to use as a CPU cooler out of the box, the Predator 240 (and to a greater degree the larger Predator 360) can be expanded to cool additional components, and customized as the user desires."

    PC Perspective

  • "Patriot is stepping into the peripheral gaming realm and with a venomous bite at that. Launching the Viper series, Patriot has made it easy to impress your gaming appetite or if you are out still shopping for that boxing day deal, look no further!"

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "Cooler Master was a name brand when it came to PC Cases, their HAF and Cosmos series of cases were brand names to builders. Over the past few years though heavy competition and innovation from newer brands has sort of made Cooler Master an afterthought when it comes to cases. Well they want to change your mind with their brand new MasterCase series, which is made up of the MasterCase 5 and MasterCase Pro 5. Cooler Master says this new case series has the “Maker Spirit” inside, meaning that no matter your setup you can “Make it Yours”. Today we will be taking a look at the MasterCase 5, which is the entry-level case in the series currently. This case has everything you will need to build the perfect system like room for water cooling, 4 hard drives, plenty of cable routing holes, and more. Let’s jump in and see what this case is all about!"

    Think Computers

  • "Despite the fact that the Rantopad MXX does not feature software for additional configuration purposes, we were quite impressed with the build quality of the keyboard, while the compact (TKL) size and space-grade aluminum cover give the product a professional look. MXX does come for now with Gateron Black or Blue switches (and aluminum covers in blue or dark grey), but in the future we will also see white and red variants introduced and a much wider switch selection, including Cherry MX RGB switches."

    Madshrimps

  • OCInside

    "Today a new reader review has been published on OCinside.de. This time MisterY takes a closer look at the Icy Dock MB971SP-B DuoSwap Hot Swap frame for 2.5 and 3.5-inch SATA drives and SSDs. Multiboot systems cause some times problems, especially when installing Linux and Windows. Two separate hard drives are already useful, but unplugging and plugging is not an option. What is the most viable option for users who attach importance to multiple hard disks? Dozens external hard drives? Cremax aka Icy Dock fills that niche with their DuoSwap MP971SP-B. Using the MB971SP-B DuoSwap, you will be able to use a 2.5-inch as well as a 3.5-inch drive at the same time in a single 5.25-inch bay."

    OCInside

  • NikkTech

    "Christmas is my favorite holiday season not only because i have linked it with snow where i live but also since I’ve always liked Santa Clause both as an idea and as a figure. With that out of the way i can't help but to wonder just how many of you have asked from him for all the latest gaming keyboards, mice and headsets just in time to greet all the upcoming game titles of 2016 in full gear. Now as some of you may have figured out already as i type these lines December 25th 2015 is but a few hours away so it's quite obvious that this specific review took just a tad longer than we had initially planned. Still since we all wanted to upload something unique before the end of the year that didn't stop us and so today we'll be taking a very close and thorough look at the latest gaming mouse released by our friends over at Mad Catz, the R.A.T. PRO X Ultimate Gaming Mouse."

    NikkTech

  • "NZXT has updated its HUE lighting controller and while the HUE+ name may sound familiar the system has undergone a radical overhaul. Previously you had a control unit that sits in an optical drive bay with three rotary controls that adjust the behaviour of the LEDs. By contrast the HUE+ is a tiny controller that looks similar to an solid state drive and which connects to the NZXT CAM software with a USB cable. The result is is a series of LEDs that can be controlled in software to an astonishing degree."

    Kitguru

  • "The Fractal Design Core 500 is the company's first mainstream SFF chassis. Clocking in at around 60 USD, it aims to offer the perfect balance between size, price, and quality. We take the unit for a spin to see whether it holds up in these areas."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "2016 is almost here and i still remember the time 7-8 years ago when the very first commercial solid state drives (SSDs) made their appearance in the market and gave everyone a glimpse into the future of computers. Today i don't know if things changed as much as we had all hoped back then especially since mechanical disk drives are still the dominant storage media in the market but noone can deny that things have changed for the best. For example where a few years back one would have to update the CPU and RAM of a system to improve its responsiveness now people need just an SSD. However not all has been good in this industry since i bet many of you may still remember some cases where certain manufacturers were accused of using the old "bait and switch" marketing trick with their SSD models. Among those was Kingston and they were accused of replacing the 19nm NAND flash modules found in their first batches of the SSDNow V300 SSD line with lower-performance 20nm asynchronous ones. We did test one of the early V300 models (120GB) back then but since i always heard about this bait and switch trick i decided to take a look at one current SSDnow V300 model to see if what I’ve been hearing for roughly 3 years now is true."

    NikkTech

  • "Periodically, Amazon updates and revamps its lineup of tablets with upgraded models and new names. While the company's tablets have kept the Fire branding over the years, the combination of letters and numbers that follow have changed. This year, for example, Amazon removed the HDX tag and now offers tablets with simply “Fire” or “Fire HD” branding. As its simpler name may suggest, Amazon’s latest Fire tablet is a more basic model that doesn’t have all of the bells and whistles of the HD series, which is available in three sizes. Instead, the all-new 7-inch Fire tablet has an ultra-low $50 price tag that has the potential to shake up the market and get a tablet in the hands of people who might not otherwise consider purchasing such a device."

    Hot Hardware

  • "There are two distinctly different ways to approach the Mini-ITX Fractal Design Core 500. The first is to pack out the drive bays with a ton of storage (optical drive, three hard drives and three SSD) to effectively convert your tiny PC into a server or NAS. The second approach is to rip out some of the bays and build a full-blooded gaming PC. Core 500 supports a graphics card up to 310mm in length along with a liquid cooler using a radiator up to 280mm. That simply isn’t the sort of hardware you expect to be able to cram inside a small form factor chassis and it suggests Fractal Design has created something rather clever."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "MSI’s Z170 motherboard product stack is pretty full, there are so many motherboards it is hard to narrow it down to a single board for your Z170 build. MSI has put a lot of focus on their Gaming Series that their Pro Series is often overlooked. Today we will be taking a look at a motherboard that has everything that you would want in a Z170 motherboard, without many of the extras that you won’t use. With that it comes in at a price that won’t break the bank. The motherboard I am talking about is the Z170A SLI Plus which features two shielded PCI-Express slots that support SLI and CrossFire, a 32 Gb/s M.2 slot, USB 3.1, and six SATA 6GB/s ports. As you can guess this board is designed for people who will be using two graphics cards and do not need all of the extra things on many of the motherboards we see on the market. Let’s see if the Z170A SLI Plus is the perfect board for your next Z170 build."

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "Today we are testing a brand new 32 GB DDR4-2666 Crucial Ballistix Tactical Kit on OCinside.de, consisting of four 8 GB DDR4 modules or two 16 GB DDR4 kits with two 8 GB modules each. The four DDR4 modules can be used optimally for both X99 systems in quad channel mode, as well as for Z170 PCs in dual channel mode. The Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4-2666 8 GB CL16 memory modules have XMP 2.0 profiles for easy load of higher rates and are equipped with heat spreader. We have overclocked the DDR4 modules again up to the limit with different voltages, this time with an Intel Core i5-6600K CPU on an ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboard. Let us begin with the Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 32 GB RAM review."

    OCInside

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Tundra line of coolers by SilverStone is about to get larger…by getting slimmer? Well, at least two of them are: the TD03 Slim and TD02 Slim. Containing aesthetics from the Tundra Lite coolers and coupling them with a slim radiator and fan (with a total rad/fan package height of 37mm), this AIO cooler seems custom-built for slim cases or anywhere where space is at a premium. Benchmark Reviews has the opportunity to investigate the cooling potential of the 120mm TD03 Slim – will it survive the cooling testbed? We’ll also see how this cooler performs in one of its “intended use” cases: the slim Fortress FTZ01."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "When Dell launched its updated XPS 13 notebook with an Infinity Edge display that squeezes a 13 inch IPS panel into essentially a 12-inch frame, it was met with universal praise for its unique mechanical design advantages and premium build quality. In fact, it was so well-received that many of you almost immediately started asking if Dell would follow-up with the same sort of revamp for their 15-inch XPS 15 line as well. As it appears, Dell already had the same idea in mind and clearly the new XPS 15, with its 15-inch Infinity Edge display, was already in the engineering pipeline. The configuration we’re looking at here is one of Dell’s best setups with a 4K IPS panel, a 6th gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ Skylake quad-core processor at 2.6GHz with turbo boost to 3.5GHz, 16GB of DDR4 Memory at 2133MHz, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960M 2 GB mobile graphics engine and a 512GB NVMe PCI Express Solid State Drive. At $2099 MSRP we’ve certainly got a stacked and jacked configuration to show you here today. MacBook Pro killer? Maybe, but the Dell XPS 15 looks to be much more than something so tediously defined by cliche'."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Today we have the privilege of taking an in-depth look at two home automation products form Nyrius, the Wireless Smart LED Multicolour Light Bulb and their Smart Outlet. Since CES 2015 began, and as we get geared up for CES 2016, we have seen a progression of IoT (Internet of Things) which has brought home automation and connectivity into the fore front of the technology industry. Nyrius' latest products are an excellent example of this! So let's dig in!"

    TechnologyX

  • "Today we analyse one of the new power supplies from Deep Cool – the DQ750ST. This non modular unit is 80 Plus Gold Certified and they have also incorporated a quiet 120mm speed adjustable fan into the chassis. Deepcool claim this power supply offers ‘outstanding and stable performance’."

    Kitguru

  • "In this edition of our System Guide, we leave Intel's Haswell CPUs and 9-series chipsets behind to look exclusively at Intel's Skylake chips and the best parts to pair with them."

    The Tech Report

  • "FSP recently released a new line dubbed Hydro G for gamers and modders who are after a nice-looking PSU. The features of this line include a fully modular design, semi-passive operation, and a set of exchangeable side stickers."

    techPowerUp

  • "For the last 30 days or so, I have been using both Microsoft's new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 as every day computing devices. The goal was to review these items from not just a handful of days of testing and benchmarking, but with some lengthy time under my belt utilizing both products in a real-world environment. The following is my review with that premise. Enjoy!"

    PC Perspective

  • "Shortly after we published our AC3200 router roundup, Linksys contacted us and wanted to throw one of its routers into the ring. We agreed, and the company sent us its Linksys EA9200 Tri-band Smart Wi-Fi router, which like the others in the roundup is a tri-band router that uses the Broadcom XStream 5GHz platform, throwing out dual 5GHz networks along with a 2.4GHz network for older devices. Like the other routers, it's capable of pushing data at 1,300Mbp/s on its 5GHz bands, and 600Mb/s on the 2.4GHz band. It is also able to pair both 5GHz channels together using Smart Connect technology, or you can run them as two separate networks if you prefer. This router was one of the first to appear on the market, and has been around for almost a year now, so Belkin/Linksys has had some time to fine-tune its firmware based on real-world usage. Its specs are exactly the same as the other routers in the roundup, as is its MSRP of $300, though it's available at Amazon for just $189 at the moment, so it's significantly less expensive than most of the others we've looked at."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Feel The Beat! That’s what Viper has said about their new gaming headset and boy did they deliver. The Patriot Viper V360 Gaming Headset is one powerful tool all gamers should have in their arsenal, especially ones begging for full immersion out of any game. Sporting a powerful built-in subwoofer system and 7.1 Surround Sound audio, these headphones are guaranteed to rattle any gamer’s expectations."

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "Well we’ve designed our loop, spent hours searching the web comparing parts and twiddling our thumbs nervously before clicking the submit order button. And why shouldn’t you be nervous? You just added enough gear to your cart to buy a crappy car! But it’s done, funds have been exchanged, time has slowly and painfully ticked by, and the tracking number has been checked hundreds of times (does the refresh button even work anymore?). Finally the status is green, the package has been delivered, our parts have arrived from Aquatuning.us, Phanteks, and ThermalTake! What did we get you ask? Follow along as we unbox and check out our glorious shiny new water cooling gear. Welcome to Water Cooling 101: Episode 3!"

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "Many PC enthusiasts count on tower-cooler when it comes to CPU cooling, because they usually promise the most air-cooling performance. Thermaltake wants to show that also relatively low built coolers like their BigTyp Revo can handle bigger amount of excess heat. We will show in our review on OCinside.de if this big type can really hold up to its name."

    OCInside

  • NikkTech

    "After testing the DIR-880L Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router by D-Link roughly a week ago some of you asked us if you should prefer external antennas over internal ones when purchasing a router or a modem/router so that you can have the best possible wireless performance. Unfortunately we don't have a valid answer for that since to date we've recorded very good numbers with models using both types (although models with external antennas seem to be doing just a tad better). My recommendation is to check our charts (or charts from other media for that matter) to see for yourselves which models do better in that area and decide based on that and not on the type of antennas used. With that out of the way today we'll be testing yet another model with internal antennas, the TEW-824DRU AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router with StreamBoost Technology by TRENDnet."

    NikkTech

  • "In recent months TT eSports have been making strides to woo the gamer on a budget. Last time around KitGuru looked at their Challenger Prime keyboard, and it did well considering its low price. Can the COMMANDER mouse/keyboard combo live up to expectations?"

    Kitguru

  • The SSD Review

    "The competition between value based SSDs is getting ever more fierce this holiday season. Comparing back to just a few weeks ago we see most manufacturers offering great prices to entice more sales before year’s end. Building upon this steam is MyDigitalSSD with their latest model, the BP5e Slim 7 Series. BP5e stands for Bullet Proof 5 Eco, which is the latest variant of their Bullet Proof SSD products. We reviewed its predecessor, the BP4, back in 2013, so it has been quite a while since we’ve seen one of their 2.5″ SATA SSDs. The BP5e Slim 7 Series is a new SSD developed to deliver, as MyDigitalSSD states, an unequaled price to performance ratio."

    The SSD Review

  • "TLC NAND, even with its lower performance, is setting the baseline for the next breed of affordable SSDs so now we will be able to look a step further at 480GB capacities which were never chosen before by the mainstream segment of buyers. Thanks to the pseudo-SLC cache Trion 100 employs, which varies in size depending on the total storage capacity of the drive, regular users which use the drive for activities which do not require sustained writes of large files will not get to see a big difference between this SSD model and other, higher priced MLC variants because they will mostly work with the included cache."

    Madshrimps

  • G.SKILLL

    G.SKILL is thrilled to announce new DDR4 specifications based on 16GB and 8GB modules, upgrading the speed from DDR4 3000MHz CL14 16GB (2x8GB) up to a blazing DDR4 3200MHz CL14 64GB (4x16GB) extreme speed memory kit, assembled with ultra-high performance Samsung ICs. "The flagship DDR4 3200MHz CL14 64GB (4x16GB) memory kit provides enthusiasts with the perfect combination of higher capacity and faster frequency, with an incredible CL14-14-14-35 low CAS Latency. This memory kit represents the fastest DDR4 64GB memory kit by far."See More

  • Biomouv

    Modern clinical medicine has permitted ever-more efficient treatment of acute diseases (infectious, bacterial, viral…) and a significant increase in life expectancy. However, lengthening life spans and evolutions in behaviour have led to chronic diseases that are now becoming the principal cause of death (heart disease, respiratory disease, cancers and diabetes)."BIOMOUV has developed an artificial intelligence that generates connected therapeutic programs for nutrition and physical activity, validated by doctors. These programs, interacting in real time, allow us to obtain targeted physiological effects thanks to the analysis of vital parameters via sensors and connected devices."

  • G.SKILL Announces DDR4-3200MHz CL14 64GB(4x16GB) Memory Kit  

    G.SKILL Announces DDR4-3200MHz CL14 64GB(4x16GB) Memory Kit

    Taipei, Taiwan (18 December 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce new DDR4 specifications based on 16GB and 8GB modules, upgrading the speed from DDR4 3000MHz CL14 16GB (2x8GB) up to a blazing DDR4 3200MHz CL14 64GB (4x16GB) extreme speed memory kit, assembled with ultra-high performance Samsung ICs.    

  • BIOMOUV Presents the First Generator of Connected Therapeutic Program

    BIOMOUV

    At CES 2016 in Las Vegas, BIOMOUV will present a preview of its new technology
    dedicated to recovery from chronic illnesses.

    Why?
    Modern clinical medicine has permitted ever-more efficient treatment of acute diseases (infectious, bacterial, viral…) and a significant increase in life expectancy. However, lengthening life spans and evolutions in behavior have led to chronic diseases that are now becoming the principal cause of death (heart disease, respiratory disease, cancers and diabetes).

  • "The X99-E WS/USB 3.1 is leading board in ASUS' Workstation line for the Intel X99 chipset with enhanced support for USB 3.1-based devices. The board features full support for all Intel LGA2011-3 based processors paired with DDR4 memory operating in up to a quad channel configuration. Priced at a hefty $539.99, the X99-E WS/USB 3.1 board comes with an immense feature set to more than justify its massive price tag."

    PC Perspective

  • Think Computers

    "Mad Catz R.A.T. mice have a long history with PC gamers. If you’ve used a R.A.T. mouse you know it is unlike anything else out there, yet many people overlook these mice and I’m not sure why. Some people have told me they don’t choose these mice because they don’t look like they would be comfortable, yet they have never used them. Every R.A.T. mouse that I’ve used not only has been comfortable, but extremely functional. Mad Catz recently released two new R.A.T. mice, the PRO X and the PRO S. Today we will be taking a look at the PRO S which features a PixArt PMW3310 5000 DPI optical sensor, 8 programmable buttons, and an adjustable palm rest. The PRO S is designed to be a tournament mouse to it is also very lightweight. Let’s get to gaming and see what the PRO S is all about!"

    Think Computers

  • "NZXT has updated its enthusiast H440 case. This new version goes by the unimaginative name ‘H440 New Edition’ however the list of changes from the original H440 is very encouraging: All black matte colour, Scratch resistant paintwork, Tinted black window (with optional no window version), Increased height & depth with ventilation increase in size for better airflow, 8-way PWM Fan hub (all fans controlled by master pin header) to maximise airflow efficiency with low noise."

    Kitguru

  • CRYORIG

    2015 has been another big and successful year for CRYORIG. With the launch of the acclaimed H7 and H5 Ultimate entry and mid-range coolers, robust line of CRYO-Pastes, the industry’s first color customizable heatsink accessory CUSTOMOD for R1, tiny but heavy weight performers C7 and M9i/a and finally CRYORIG’s first liquid cooling based A-Series of Hybrid Liquid Coolers. "In a gesture of gratitude cooling solution innovator CRYORIG is holding two special giveaway events, one for VIP members one opened to all. CRYORIG is giving away a total of 5 LUMI Edition H7’s and 2 LUMI RGB+ Edition H7’s."See More

  • Accusys

    Accusys Storage Ltd. announces that its A16T2-Share Thunderbolt storage device is now available globally through Accusys’ network of distributors and value added resellers. "After its initial release at NAB 2015, Accusys’ A16T2-Share created a wave in the technology industry as it became the first shareable Thunderbolt storage unit on the market. With extreme performance capabilities and an affordable price tag, the A16T2-Share offers unprecedented value."See More

  • CRYORIG presents LUMI Edition and LUMI RGB+ Edition H7's

    CRYORIG presents LUMI Edition and LUMI RGB+ Edition H7's

    18.12.15 Taipei, Taiwan – 2015 has been another big and successful year for CRYORIG. With the launch of the acclaimed H7 and H5 Ultimate entry and mid-range coolers, robust line of CRYO-Pastes, the industry’s first color customizable heatsink accessory CUSTOMOD for R1, tiny but heavy weight performers C7 and M9i/a and finally CRYORIG’s first liquid cooling based A-Series of Hybrid Liquid Coolers. In a gesture of gratitude cooling solution innovator CRYORIG is holding two special giveaway events, one for VIP members one opened to all. CRYORIG is giving away a total of 5 LUMI Edition H7’s and 2 LUMI RGB+ Edition H7’s.

  • Accusys Announces Global Availability of the A16T2-Share,
    the World’s First Shareable Thunderbolt Storage

     Accusys Announces A16T2-Share

    Thunderbolt certified, award-winning Accusys A16T2-Share offers an ideal solution to post-production teams, small workgroups and individuals in need of high performance, cost-effective, and large capacity shareable Thunderbolt storage.

    Taipei, Taiwan - December 17, 2015: Accusys Storage Ltd. today announced that its A16T2-Share Thunderbolt storage device is now available globally through Accusys’ network of distributors and value added resellers. After its initial release at NAB 2015, Accusys’ A16T2-Share created a wave in the technology industry as it became the first shareable Thunderbolt storage unit on the market. With extreme performance capabilities and an affordable price tag, the A16T2-Share offers unprecedented value.

  • MSI

    MSI launches two new motherboards to fully utilize the power of the Intel® Xeon® E3 v5 series CPUs. The C236A WORKSTATION and C236M WORKSTATION motherboards are engineered to offer the best performance and stability for workstation, entry server and datacenter use, catering to the most demanding heavy-duty computer users. "Designed and optimized for NVIDIA® Quadro® and AMD® FirePro graphics cards multi-GPU setups, equipped with unique Steel Armor and optimal PCI Express slot placement ensure great efficiency and perfect stability for heavy duty computing."See More

  • MSI launches two C236 based WORKSTATION motherboards

    MSI launches two C236 based WORKSTATION motherboards

    HARNESS THE POWER OF INTEL® XEON® E3 V5 SERIES PROCESSORS

    MSI, leading in motherboard design, launches two new motherboards to fully utilize the power of the Intel® Xeon® E3 v5 series CPUs. The C236A WORKSTATION and C236M WORKSTATION motherboards are engineered to offer the best performance and stability for workstation, entry server and datacenter use, catering to the most demanding heavy-duty computer users.

  • EK Water Block

    EK Water Block announces the EK-FB ASUS M8I Monoblock as a complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for Intel® LGA-1151 socket Skylake® CPU and the ASUS® MAXIMUS VIII Impact motherboard. "Designed and engineered in cooperation with ASUS®, 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. It is a very high flow water block that can be easily used with the system using weaker water pumps."See More

  • Razer

    Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Leviathan Mini. The portable sound system provides uncompromised audio quality that music listeners can take anywhere. "The Razer Leviathan Mini seamlessly connects to smartphones, tablets and other Bluetooth devices up to 30 feet away via Bluetooth v4.0 with award-winning aptX® technology for CD-like audio quality. One-touch NFC™ pairing is also included for ultra-fast, fuss-free connecting."Price: U.S. $179.99 / EU €199.99See More

  • NERO

    Learn now, how you can take your slideshow project to the next level. Nowadays most photos and videos are taken in the 4K (Ultra HD) format. With Nero Video 2016, you can edit all your 4K photos and videos natively." In our last episode we explained how you can manage your most precious memories with Nero MediaHome, for example by creating beautiful slideshows. Learn now, how you can take your slideshow project to the next level."See More

  • Thermalright

    Thermalright announces the Macho Direct and presents their first Heatpipe Direct Touch cooler. We are expecting it to reach the top of the HDT-cooler charts thanks to its particular conception. The cooler is based on the proven Macho-Design and is aimed at customers who are looking for an effective cooler at a budget."In Germany, the Macho Direct will be sold exclusively by the Mindfactory AG. The MSRP is 36.99 Euro, incl. 19% VAT.See More

  • NVIDIA Accelerated Computing Newsletter

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Corsair’s latest design is the Carbide Clear 600C and Quiet 600Q full-tower cases. The 600C features a large side panel window (much like the Graphite 760T) while the 600Q is designed for silence and water-cooling capability. Both designs feature an inverted motherboard mount intended to display the interior and improve airflow along with a PSU shroud, hidden HDD/SSD trays, and much more. Today we’ll be looking at the windowed version, the Carbide 600C."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • EK releases monoblock for ASUS® MAXIMUS VIII Impact motherboard!

    EK releases monoblock for ASUS® MAXIMUS VIII Impact motherboard

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to release another ASUS® MAXIMUS VIII motherboard monoblock - EK-FB ASUS M8I Monoblock. It's compatible with ASUS® MAXIMUS VIII Impact motherboard.

  • NikkTech

    "Although I’m pretty much certain that most people reading these lines right now own several terabytes of data stored inside one or more desktop drives (both internal and external) i can't be as certain of your portable storage needs. For some people i know even a 32GB USB flash drive is more than enough while for others even 2TB portable hard drives can't seem to keep up with their work and/or hobbies. Personally after some drive problems a few years ago I’ve grown to be an overcautious man so i like to keep backups of most things in our lab on both portable and desktop hard drives and for good or bad this has skyrocketed our storage media capacity/needs to well over 50 terabytes (still nothing compared to some people i know who have over 100 terabytes worth of data). However when I’m on the road even a 2TB portable hard drive is sufficient and since i believe the same applies to most of you out there today we're going to be taking a look at the Canvio Alu 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive by Toshiba."

    NikkTech

  • "In this review I looked at the new Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD drive. The drive is 256GB and is one of the first drives to combine M.2 and NVMe together on the same package."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "The original Google Nexus 5 shipped right around this time two full years ago. Much has evolved in the smartphone space in the 24 months since then, but little has changed in terms of branding with this latest LG-built Nexus device. The 5.2-inch Nexus 5X we will be showing you here is positioned as the mainstream Nexus phone in the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) lineup, with an unlocked base price of only $379, though street prices are actually lower. Put simply, the Nexus 5X is designed for mainstream smartphone users, looking for a strong value. Google thinks this phone hits a sweet spot in the lineup, and we'd probably agree with that assessment. Though it doesn't pack the latest and greatest innards, the overall package is stout, and it's capable of powering through most tasks quite well."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Today we will be looking at our latest upgrade to our older, but still efficient, Z77 build, by swapping out our all-in-one CPU cooler for the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3. From our past experience with be quiet! we can guarantee one thing before we even open the packaging, that is this product is going to be near-silent. Take a read to find out more!"

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "Christmas is almost here! It is this time of year where we are buying last minute gifts for friends and family. We all have that tech lover in our family and sometimes they can be very hard to buy for. Well luckily for you we’ve put together a list of 25 great stocking stuffers for every type of tech lover out there. Many of these products we’ve actually reviewed too and we can fully recommend them! So let’s jump right in and see what we think are some of the best tech stocking stuffers this year!"

    Think Computers

  • "Gaming laptops have the reputation of being monstrous objects requiring specially constructed bags for carrying them between locations with the battery life span of electronic gnats. With the MSI GS40 6QE Phantom, however, at least size isn’t an issue. Weighing in at 1.6kg, this is a notebook you could carry around all day. Yet it packs a serious punch inside."

    Kitguru

  • RAZER ANNOUNCES LEVIATHAN MINI BLUETOOTH® SPEAKER

    Razer Leviathan Mini Portable Bluetooth speaker
    Tiny but mighty – the Leviathan Mini Portable Bluetooth speaker offers the best combination of audio quality, battery life and wireless connectivity

    IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Leviathan Mini. The portable sound system provides uncompromised audio quality that music listeners can take anywhere.

  • Nero Video 2016: Lights, Camera, Action!

    Nero for Everyone - Part 2 - Nero Video 2016

    Nowadays, almost every moment is captured on film or photo, not to mention selfies. 1 out of 3 people have lost digital memories and haven't even realized it yet. Now is the best time to archive your memories and, at the same time, make the most of them with Nero Video. In our last episode we explained how you can manage your most precious memories with Nero MediaHome, for example by creating beautiful slideshows.  Learn now, how you can take your slideshow project to the next level. Nowadays most photos and videos are taken in the 4K (Ultra HD) format. With Nero Video 2016, you can edit all your 4K photos and videos natively.

  • Introducing the Macho Direct

    Thermalright Macho Direct


    With the Macho Direct we present our first Heatpipe Direct Touch cooler. We are expecting it to reach the top of the HDT-cooler charts thanks to its particular conception. The cooler is based on the proven Macho-Design and is aimed at customers who are looking for an effective cooler at a budget.

  • Acer

    Acer America is expanding its gaming line in the United States with the addition of the Predator Z35, a 35-inch 21:9 UltraWide Full HD (2560 x 1080) monitor with a curvature of 2000R to deliver immersive wrap-around gaming. A fierce and powerful companion, this beast of a monitor features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology and overclocking up to 200Hz for incredibly thrilling game play."The Predator Z35 will be available at leading online retailers in the United States later this month for a MSRP of $1,099.See More

  • Acer Predator Z35 Delivers Curved Gaming at Full Throttle

     Acer Predator Z35

    New 35-inch Display Boasting NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ and up to 200Hz Overclocking Available in the United States

    Summary:

    • Curved 35-inch 21:9 Ultra-Wide Full HD monitor delivers immersive true-to-life gameplay
    • Supports overclocking up to a 200Hz refresh rate for stunning visual effects
    • NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ delivers smooth and tear-free images
    • NVIDIA® ULMB™ (Ultra Low Motion Blur) technology provides sharp edges in fast-paced environments(1)
    • Wide wrap-around field of view increases perceived area of vision
    • Two 9W speakers and DTS® Sound deliver powerful sound effects

     

    Acer America is expanding its gaming line in the United States with the addition of the Predator Z35, a 35-inch 21:9 UltraWide Full HD (2560 x 1080) monitor with a curvature of 2000R to deliver immersive wrap-around gaming. A fierce and powerful companion, this beast of a monitor features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology and overclocking up to 200Hz for incredibly thrilling game play.

  • BenQ Announces Product Lineup for CES 2016

    BENQ

    BenQ is an internationally renowned digital lifestyle solutions provider:

    • Gaming monitor and peripherals pioneer; official gaming monitor sponsor of Major League Gaming
    • Purpose-built display developer with lifestyle and specialty monitors designed for a variety of applications including CAD/CAM and graphic design, photography, color management, home and office, and more
    • No. 1-selling projector brand powered by DLP technology in The Americas(1)
    • Portable audio innovator with world’s first electrostatic Bluetooth speaker
    • LED lighting expert introducing ingenious WiT LED e-Reading lamp
  • ADATA

    ADATA® Technology will bring a broad range of innovative technology products to the Consumer Electronics Show 2016, taking place January 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ADATA will reveal high performance and eye-catching XPG Dazzle LED DDR4 modules alongside extra-speedy SO-DIMM DDR4 for notebooks rated at 2800MHz. Visitors will be able to experience ADATA PCIe Gen3x4 (32Gb/s) SSD featuring 3D NAND Flash, stylish Apple Series accessories, and USB Type-C offerings that include SSDs, USB Flash drives, power banks, and cables. "ADATA cordially invites CES 2016 attendees to witness the multiple ways it will shape the evolution of technology towards a more enjoyable, productive, and perfect future for people worldwide."See More

  • ADATA Showcases Future Evolution at CES 2016

    ADATA Showcases Future Evolution at CES 2016

    Highlights include XPG Dazzle LED DDR4 modules, ultra-fast PCIe Gen3x4 SSD with 3D NAND, stylish Apple Series accessories, and diverse USB Type-C storage and memory devices

    Taipei, Taiwan – Dec. 17, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, will bring a broad range of innovative technology products to the Consumer Electronics Show 2016, taking place January 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ADATA will reveal high performance and eye-catching XPG Dazzle LED DDR4 modules alongside extra-speedy SO-DIMM DDR4 for notebooks rated at 2800MHz. Visitors will be able to experience ADATA PCIe Gen3x4 (32Gb/s) SSD featuring 3D NAND Flash, stylish Apple Series accessories, and USB Type-C offerings that include SSDs, USB Flash drives, power banks, and cables. ADATA cordially invites CES 2016 attendees to witness the multiple ways it will shape the evolution of technology towards a more enjoyable, productive, and perfect future for people worldwide.

  • BIOSTAR

    BIOSTAR is proud to bring gamers the best in performance and value and brings both to gamers with its GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card for mainstream gaming. "Powered by the high-efficiency Maxwell architechture, the BIOSTAR GeForce GAMING GTX 750 Ti OC delivers stunning visuals with low power draw. Complimented by 2GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit wide bus, you can play the latest games smoothly thanks to this Special GAMING OC revision designed to meet competitive gamers’ needs, its 640 CUDA cores are factory overclocked to 1127Mhz with a Boost frequency of 1178Mhz for that extra kick."See More

  • BIOSTAR Announces GeForce Gaming GTX 750 Ti OC Graphics Card

    BIOSTAR GeForce Gaming GTX 750 Ti OC

    More performance for the gamer advantage

    December 17th, 2015 Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to bring gamers the best in performance and value and brings both to gamers with its  GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card for mainstream gaming. Powered by the high-efficiency Maxwell architechture, the BIOSTAR GeForce GAMING GTX 750 Ti OC delivers stunning visuals with low power draw. Complimented by 2GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit wide bus, you can play the latest games smoothly thanks to this Special GAMING OC revision designed to meet competitive gamers’ needs, its 640 CUDA cores are factory overclocked to 1127Mhz with a Boost frequency of 1178Mhz for that extra kick.

  •  ARK: Survival Evolved

    Studio Wildcard, the team that never sleeps, is proud to hand deliver today the dinosaur-sized present Xbox One players have been waiting for -- the first-ever online survival game to consoles with ARK: Survival Evolved. "Launching today on Xbox Game Preview, players can now dive into this dynamic ecosystem where they will craft weapons, clothing, and tools, build multi-story houses, join and commune with other tribes, and tame, train, ride, and breed dinosaurs." ARK: Survival Evolved is available now for download on Xbox Game Preview for $34.99 and includes all the content of its PC counterpart. See More

  • SP/ Silicon Power

    SP/ Silicon Power introduces the comprehensive lineup of Apple storage products to meet increasing iOS users’ demands for storage expansion. "Incorporating wide range of products including USB flash drives, expansion cards, portable hard drives and external SSD, the SP Apple Series is about to satisfy all kinds of memory expansion needs."See More

  • VisionTek

    VisionTek Products LLC, announces an expansion to the VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized Solid State Drives. "The Pocket SSD line is ideal for creative professionals, IT power users, and performance enthusiasts seeking ultra-fast media and large file transfers."Available in full density storage capacities of 128 gigabyte (GB) with an SRP of $89.99, 256 GB with an SRP of $149.99, and 512 GB with an SRP of $279.99, the 3.0 Pocket Drive will launch in North America later this month. See More

  • ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED STOMPS ONTO XBOX GAME PREVIEW TODAY

     Studio Wildcard ARK: Survival Evolved

    Epic Phenomenon With 2.5 Million PC Players Becomes First Online Survival Game to Hit Consoles With Massive Dinosaur Armies, Brutal Tribe Battles, Exclusive Xbox Content, and More

    Seattle, WA – December 16, 2015 – Studio Wildcard, the team that never sleeps, is proud to hand deliver today the dinosaur-sized present Xbox One players have been waiting for -- the first-ever online survival game to consoles with ARK: Survival Evolved. Launching today on Xbox Game Preview, players can now dive into this dynamic ecosystem where they will craft weapons, clothing, and tools, build multi-story houses, join and commune with other tribes, and tame, train, ride, and breed dinosaurs.

  • "Reeven has a solid contender on their hands with the Ouranos CPU cooler. Offering an offset design for better memory compatibility, it makes a compelling case for itself. Granted, it doesn't hurt that it performs well and is nearly completely silent in most situations."

    techPowerUp

  • "Who would have thought that racing wheels would be so much fun? I have mentioned this before, but until recently my experience with these products has been pretty limited. I used a joystick for at least a decade after I started into PC racing, and then some five years ago I purchased a pretty basic FFB wheel with the Thrustmaster F430. I was not entirely sure that a more expensive wheel would give me a better experience. After having played DiRT Rally, a sim that leans heavily on wheels with a greater than 270 degrees of rotation, I knew that I was missing something."

    PC Perspective

  • NikkTech

    "Although i know of many people, offices, stores and even companies that use plenty of standalone routers to complete their local networks to date I’ve always chosen modem/routers and smart switches over them for both my home and the lab. I can't really say if that has been the right choice since there are many routers out there with much better feature sets and Wi-Fi performance compared to even the best modem/routers available currently but at least in terms of space saving and ease of use the advantages are evident from the get go. Still with so many router models currently in the market promising lightning fast wireless speeds thanks to the new 802.11ac standard we feel it's crucial for all of you (including us of course) to know which of those models actually work as advertised. With us today we have one of the latest 802.11ac compatible routers to hit the market by D-Link the DIR-880L Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router."

    NikkTech

  • "The nascent smartwatch market has delivered a number of near-winners thus far. The Apple Watch and Microsoft Band, for example, are better-than-average fitness trackers and smart timepieces. The 2nd generation Moto 360 is impressive from an aesthetics standpoint. The Huawei Watch hits the mark for those looking for a good-looking, functional, timepiece that also happens to feature smartphone notifications. And then, there's Samsung. In a bid to be first to market, the original Galaxy Gear was launched with a less-than-optimal design, poor battery life, and a camera that wasn't very useful. That was just over two years ago though, and the company has since popped out a multitude of wearables since. The Galaxy Gear 2 eventually arrived, as did the Gear Fit and the original Gear S. For one company to have three distinct smartwatches selling simultaneously makes you wonder if it were just testing multiple designs to see which would take off. Whatever the case may be, we've now got the Gear S2. It's a clean, no-nonsense looking device, which runs Tizen rather than Android Wear. It follows the design language of a conventional timepiece (unlike the Dick Tracy-styled Galaxy Gear) and it could just be one of the best smartwatches we've seen yet."

    Hot Hardware

  • "TR's SSD Endurance Experiment showed just how many bytes of writes today's SSDs can handle before expiring. We concluded our experiment with a take on Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive, and now Samsung has turned our version of that song into a real, live, epic performance."

    The Tech Report

  • "As a company that prides themselves on their name and producing products that are near silent to the human ear, one can only hold the same expectation and standard to that of other products. Today we have the privilege of upgrading our Z77 test bench to include the be quiet! Straight Power 10 600W Power Supply."

    TechnologyX

  • "RIPJAWS MX780 is the first entry of G.SKILL in the gaming mouse peripheral market and they have aimed to make a good impression by using good quality materials, a proven Avago ADNS9800 laser sensor with DPI available up to 8200, 512KB internal storage for saving profiles, adjustable weight system and its ambidextrous design allows both lefties and right-handed people to use the product in optimal conditions by simply changing the side grips. Also, we would like to remind of the adjustable mouse back via the supplied tool and the four separate light areas which can be customized via the software interface."

    Madshrimps

  • Think Computers

    "Over the past few years USB speeds have really increased! We were stuck on USB 2.0 for quite a long time maxing out at 480 mbps. Not that long ago we were introduced to USB 3.0 which was a significant upgrade up to 5 gbps, which is 10 times the speed of USB 2.0. Just this year we have another upgrade to USB 3.1 which doubles the speed up to 10 gbps. With USB 3.1 with have a whole slew of new devices and of course some of those include flash drives. These make transferring and carry data with you extremely easy. Today we are taking a look at Kingston’s HyperX Savage 128GB USB 3.1 flash drive. This drive features read and write speeds of 350MB/s and 250MB/s respectively, a pretty cool design and a 5-year warranty."

    Think Computers

  • "Aerocool has a history of delivering budget cases but the Aero-800 is far and away the cheapest case we have seen to date. It’s a steel chassis with blue painted finish on the top and side panels – the window is smoked and the finishing touches are a plastic front panel and colour co-ordinated blue skids that act as supports. The Aero-800 is also available in grey, white or black. At only £41 inc vat is this the cheap yet effective case you need to be shortlisting for a new system build?"

    Kitguru

  • SP/ Silicon Power introduces the complete lineup of Apple storage solutions

    SP/ Silicon Power introduces the complete lineup of Apple storage solutions

    Taipei, Taiwan – December 16th, 2015 – SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today introduces the comprehensive lineup of Apple storage products to meet increasing iOS users’ demands for storage expansion. Incorporating wide range of products including USB flash drives, expansion cards, portable hard drives and external SSD, the SP Apple Series is about to satisfy all kinds of memory expansion needs.

  • VisionTek Expands Super-Speed USB 3.0 Pocket SSD Line with Three New Storage Capacities

    VisionTek Super-Speed USB 3.0 Pocket SSD Line

    Portable 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models offer upgrades to many internal SSDs
    and produce up to 20 times the speed of traditional USB flash drives.

    December 16, 2015, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®) http://www.visiontek.com, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced an expansion to the VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized Solid State Drives.

  • MSI

    MSI has received news from various media websites about possible bending of Intel® 6th Generation Processors when using heavy-weight cooling solutions. Possible bending might not occur straight away, however, as your system sits on its desk or moving it anywhere, could result in unwanted effects. "To make sure you will never encounter this problem we developed the CPU GUARD 1151 to protect your Socket 1151 Intel® Xeon® E3 v5 / Core™ / Pentium® or Celeron® processor which strengthens the corners to withstand more vertical pressure."See More

  • CPU GUARD 1151 to protect your Skylake CPU from bending

    CPU GUARD 1151

    Perfect for overclockers looking to delid their processor

    MSI has received news from various media websites about possible bending of Intel® 6th Generation Processors when using heavy-weight cooling solutions. Possible bending might not occur straight away, however, as your system sits on its desk or moving it anywhere, could result in unwanted effects. To make sure you will never encounter this problem we developed the CPU GUARD 1151 to protect your Socket 1151 Intel® Xeon® E3 v5 / Core™ / Pentium® or Celeron® processor which strengthens the corners to withstand more vertical pressure.

  • Sennheiser

    "The Sennheiser HD 800 is cherished by music lovers throughout the world for its brilliant sound image and impressive spatiality. With the HD 800 S, the audio specialist now presents a new version, which even surpasses the listening experience of its predecessor: Acoustically, the proven transducer technology and the innovative earcup design of the HD 800 are still being employed, while the sound image has once again been further optimized in the medium and low frequency range."Like the HD 800, the HD 800 S is hand-crafted at the company's German headquarters in Wedemark, Germany. It is priced at $1,699.95 (U.S.) and $2,199.95 (CAN) and scheduled for shipping in early January. See More

  • One Step Closer to the Perfect Sound — Sennheiser unveils new version of the HD 800 with improved mid and bass reproduction

    Sennheiser HD 800 SOld Lyme, Conn., December 15, 2015 – The SennheiserHD 800 is cherished by music lovers throughout the world for its brilliant sound image and impressive spatiality. With the HD 800 S, the audio specialist now presents a new version, which even surpasses the listening experience of its predecessor: Acoustically, the proven transducer technology and the innovative earcup design of the HD 800 are still being employed, while the sound image has once again been further optimized in the medium and low frequency range. Sennheiser has also enhanced the equipment level of the HD 800 S with the addition of a symmetrical XLR4 cable. The color was also slightly changed: the earcups of the new model are resplendent in a premium matte-black finish.

  • Razer

    Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers and a pioneering supporter of eSports, today announced that Razer Arena now supports League of Legends, the most popular PC game in the world. "Razer Arena allows players of any skill level – casual, competitive amateur or professional – to easily create, manage, compete or otherwise follow custom created League of Legends tournaments worldwide."See More

  • WORLD'S MOST POPULAR PC GAME NOW SUPPORTED BY RAZER ARENA; LARGEST PRIZE POOL for LoL amateur league announced

    Razer Arena

    Razer celebrates tournament organization tool support for League of Legends with a $50,000 prize pool for amateurs

    IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers and a pioneering supporter of eSports, today announced that Razer Arena now supports League of Legends, the most popular PC game in the world. Razer Arena allows players of any skill level – casual, competitive amateur or professional – to easily create, manage, compete or otherwise follow custom created League of Legends tournaments worldwide.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The glut of mechanical keyboards with per-key RGB lighting continues with the release of Corsair’s Strafe RGB Cherry MX Silent series. In addition to features such as extremely versatile programmable lighting, a pass-through USB port, optional textured key caps, and a detachable wrist rest, Corsair adds a unique to them (for now) “silent” version of the Cherry MX Red key switch."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "If you're a PC gamer or into enthusiast computing, how would you describe your ideal monitor? For many, it might go something like a 32 - 34-inch IPS panel with a high refresh rate of 100Hz or higher, 4K resolution, along with NVIDIA G-SYNC or AMD FreeSync technology. And with displays this big, adding a slight curve might be high on your wish list as well. The good news is, with the recent advancements in display technologies, that "holy grail" set of specifications is beginning to take shape, as display manufacturers like Acer, ASUS, Samsung, Dell and others begin to build all this great new tech into bigger and better high-end displays. In fact, the new Acer Predator X34 series captures three out of four of those "ideal" spec check box items, maybe hitting all of them, depending on your perspective. Acer offers two variants of curved 34-inch IPS panels with adaptive refresh technology, the Predator XR341CK which is an AMD Freesync enabled model and the Predator XR341CKA that we'll be digging into here, which is the NVIDIA G-SYNC-enabled version. This panel also has a 100Hz overclock setting, a fast 4ms pixel response time and 100% sRGB color gamut capability."

    Hot Hardware

  • "During testing time and also for two weeks while we have used the router to download all kinds of files from one computer to another or from the Internet via torrents or watching TV shows through streaming, we could say that this new TEW-824DRU model from TRENDnet has proven itself quite stable and we haven’t seen slowdowns which could have resulted in the need of a router reboot. Despite the fact that the router does not have external antennas, we have got decent reception two rooms away but the overall speed was better on the TP-LINK Touch P5. Another interesting feature is DD-WRT firmware support, which can be flashed from the manufacturers' website."

    Madshrimps

  • "Today we get a look at the new FSP Hydro G 750W power supply which is 80 Plus Gold Certified, fully modular, and comes with extra stickers in different colours to suit various system schemes."

    Kitguru

  • "Much like in a business environment but on a smaller scale, we as home users, have an insatiable appetite for data. Our internet connection bandwidth has increased to the point where some can get speeds of 1 gigabit per second. Application sizes have increased. Some game installs reach 50 GB in size. Digital cameras allow us to snap hundreds of pictures in a single session. Not only have our data needs changed, but our networking needs have too. Homes now have multiple PCs, phones, and tablets. How can you share your data with your family? A NAS or network attached storage device could very well be the answer. A NAS not only allows you to share you data with multiple users but can also help keep your data safe. QNAP very recently introduced their newest dual bay NAS; the QNAP TS-251+. This NAS features an Intel Celeron Quad-Core 2.0 GHz CPU and supports up to 16 GB of RAM and 8 Terabyte drives. The NAS has the ability to connect to a TV or monitor and act as a media center/player or a light use PC for browsing the web."

    Modders-Inc

  • aSRock

    Intel Skylake K series CPUs are on every hardcore overclocker’s wish list, due to the fact that they are the only ones with an unlocked multiplier that allows users to overclock the CPU frequency effortlessly. However, there seems to be a shortage of these ultra high performing processors lately. "Thankfully ASRock has prepared a nice Christmas present for the overclocking community named SKY OC, an alternative for users to overclock any Intel Skylake i7/i5/i3 or even Pentium non K CPUs on their ASRock Z170 motherboard."See More

  • ASRock Rack

    Check out the ASRock Rack News Flash for December 2015 as they have successfully completed their product showcase at Super Computing 15 in Austin, Texas, which attracted more than 12,900 attendees from 23 different countries!" ASRock Rack presented the newest technology and highlighted their strong continuing partnerships with vendors in the super computing eco-system of today and tomorrow. See More

  • ASRock SKY OC Unlocks Skylake Non-K CPUs Making Them Overclockable

    ASRock SKY OC Unlocks Skylake Non-K CPUs

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, December 15, 2015 – Intel Skylake K series CPUs are on every hardcore overclocker’s wish list, due to the fact that they are the only ones with an unlocked multiplier that allows users to overclock the CPU frequency effortlessly. However, there seems to be a shortage of these ultra high performing processors lately. Thankfully ASRock has prepared a nice Christmas present for the overclocking community named SKY OC, an alternative for users to overclock any Intel Skylake i7/i5/i3 or even Pentium non K CPUs on their ASRock Z170 motherboard.

  • ASRock Rack News Flash December 2015 event

    SC15 - After show

    ASRock Rack has successfully showcased in Super Computing 15 in Austin, Texas, which attracted more than 12,900 attendees from 23 different countries! We presented the newest technology and our strong partnership with vendors in the eco-system.

  • Sharkoon

    Sharkoon announces the SHARK ZONE MK80 RGB, in a 3-block layout, offers both brilliant illumination and unmatched individuality. "Thanks to the premium quality switches from Kailh, the keyboard provides advantages for professional gamers. The other technical details will also leave you impressed: N-key rollover, on-the-fly macro recording, gaming mode, up to five game profiles, onboard memory, integrated media hub with audio and USB connection possibilities plus a polling rate of 1,000 Hz. A total of eight pre-programmed lighting effects, with up to 16.8 million colors, will leave a colorful lasting impression. A comfortable palm rest supports ergonomic gaming, which is of course detachable."See More

  • Micron Technology, Inc.

    "Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) today announced it has entered into a memorandum of understanding to grant Nanya Technology an option to license Micron 1x and 1y DRAM technologies. This new license agreement is in addition to Micron’s existing license agreement for 20 nanometer (nm) technology with Nanya."See More

  • Micron Technology to License 1x and 1y DRAM Technologies to Nanya Technology Corporation

    Micron Technology, Inc.

    BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) today announced it has entered into a memorandum of understanding to grant Nanya Technology an option to license Micron 1x and 1y DRAM technologies. This new license agreement is in addition to Micron’s existing license agreement for 20 nanometer (nm) technology with Nanya.

  • Sharkoon SHARK ZONE MK80 RGB Keyboard Announced

    Sharkoon SHARK ZONE MK80 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Illumination

    Sharkoon SHARK ZONE MK80 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard With RGB Illumination Key Features:

    • Adjustable Backlighting With 16.8 Million Colors
    • Professional Kailh Switches
    • N-Key Rollover
    • Pre-programmed Lighting Effects
    • Gaming Software
    • On-The-Fly Macro Recording
    • MSRP 139.90 €

     

  • Highly Reliable Systems

    Highly Reliable Systems has prepared a simple, short self-assessment of your data loss vulnerabilities to help you plan for improvements in your data loss risks. "This assessment tallies your own ratings for 6 scenarios where your data is at risk. It then displays your exposure rating at the bottom. It also provides possible solutions to consider for these scenarios."See More

  • Highly Reliable Systems BackUp Brief - Dec #2

    Where do you rate on data loss risk?

    We have prepared a simple, short self-assessment of your data loss vulnerabilities to help you plan for improvements in your data loss risks.
    This assessment tallies your own ratings for 6 scenarios where your data is at risk. It then displays your exposure rating at the bottom. It also provides possible solutions to consider for these scenarios.

  • "Cooler Master added three low-capacity members featuring a fully modular cabling design and Silencio fan to their V series. Today, we will take a look at the smallest V model with 550 W capacity, which is among the most efficient PSUs at light loads."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "Sometimes when i look back at the time when i first started playing games in my 80386DX (beginning of the 90's) it's hard for me to believe the how much things have changed in the PC gaming industry. I'm not talking about CPUs and GPUs since these were bound to change (besides back then we did jump from a 80286 to the 80386DX so that wasn't something new), I’m referring mostly to gaming peripherals such as gaming mice, keyboards and headsets. You see back then we enjoyed every available game (who remembers The Lost Vikings or Prince Of Persia?) with just a plain keyboard, ball mouse and a pair of tiny speakers or a pair of low-cost headphones much like the ones bundled with the SONY Walkman cassette players. Today as you all know things have become far better but also far more complicated since the market offers a huge selection of gaming peripherals aimed to cover even the last gamer out there. Today we are taking a look at one of the latest gaming headsets released by OZONE Gaming the Blast Ocelote World 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Headset."

    NikkTech

  • "Recently we reviewed the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 AMP! graphics card, and a good point popped into our mind, what the heck do we do with our old graphics card? Take a read to find our whether it is beneficial to use your older graphics card to process PhysX!"

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "You probably wouldn’t believe it, but the case we’re about to take a look at comes from a company that has only been in the PC case game since 2013. Formed in 2007 with PC cooling as their target market, Phanteks has only been dropping bombs on the hardware market since 2011 with their superbly performing CPU coolers. They soon followed their CPU coolers and fans with some of the best cases we have seen. Based on the mantra that “no job is impossible” and listening closely to what builders and modders want, Phanteks has been stunning us with cases that truly deliver exactly what we need time after time. Considering how long they have been designing and producing cases it’s astonishing just how many models they have. With such meteoric success I have to wonder if there is going to be a point when they miss? Can Phanteks truly keep making cases that are unique and nearly perfectly suited to our needs? Read along as we find out if today is the day Phanteks slips or shines with one of the newest models in one of their most popular lines, the Evolv ATX mid tower case."

    Think Computers

  • "On July 1st we reviewed one of the first Sapphire R9 390 Nitro cards out of the factory. Sapphire since updated the card, adding a back plate and increasing the clock speeds – and today we present a follow up review of this enhanced model which is available from UK retailers for £269.99 inc vat. We also test the hardware with the latest AMD Crimson drivers and compare against a myriad of other models from AMD and NVIDIA partners."

    Kitguru

  • "BB-8 is a droid which appears in the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie and thanks to Sphero and their cooperation with Lucasfilm and Disney Consumer products, we are able to have a smaller version of it in our homes, which sports some of the features which we have seen in the trailers of the well-known episode of the series. Sphero has built BB-8 on the proven platform of their other droids so the final result is a fully-fledged app-controlled robot which can be driven in a manual mode, comes with a “Patrol” automatic mode and can also display holographic clips (up to 12 seconds long) can be via the augmented reality feature of the application. Sphero has also mentioned that they will continue to update the robot and add more interesting features to it, near the date The Force Awakens will be released and also afterwards."

    Madshrimps

  • Introducing the ToughArmor MB411SPO-B 2.5


    Introducing the ToughArmor MB411SPO-B, a full metal 2.5" SATA/SAS hard drive mobile rack designed for use in any slim ODD/FDD bay. The MB411SPO-B uses full metal construction to ensure maximum device lifespan and is capable of withstanding the harshest environments. The EZ Slide Micro tray provides hot-swap ability for hassle-free drive maintenance. Utilizing its ultra low profile design, the MB411SPO-Bis a perfect storage device for system that has limited space but also requires data storage such as OEM/ODM systems, embedded control systems, factory automation systems, rackmount computers, rackmount servers and IPCs.

  • ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR Inc., has announced that it is providing the Kodi 16 Beta App for download. All ASUSTOR 31, 61, 62 series NAS users will be able to download it from the Beta Apps section of ADM’s App Central and utilize the hardware transcoding acceleration engines on their devices to enjoy smooth H.264 and H.265 4K multimedia playback. "ASUSTOR 31, 61, 62 series devices are equipped with the latest generation of Intel Braswell processors which come with hardware transcoding acceleration engines. When combined with the Kodi 16 Beta App, these devices are able to support H.264 and H.265 4K ultra high definition video playback."See More

  • ASUSTOR Offers Kodi 16 Beta Along With Support for H.265 4K Multimedia Playback

    ASUSTOR Kodi 16 Beta
    ASUSTOR NAS users with 31, 61, and 62 series devices can now download the Kodi 16 Beta App and experience H.264 and H.265 4K multimedia playback.

    Taipei, Taiwan, December 14th, 2015 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it is providing the Kodi 16 Beta App for download. All ASUSTOR 31, 61, 62 series NAS users will be able to download it from the Beta Apps section of ADM’s App Central and utilize the hardware transcoding acceleration engines on their devices to enjoy smooth H.264 and H.265 4K multimedia playback.

  • Transcend

    Transcend Information, Inc.®, is proud to announce the release of 8GB and 16GB SDHC100I industrial-grade wide temperature solutions. "With the exceptional transfer speed reaching up to 20MB/s, Transcend SDHC100I memory cards embedded with SLC NAND flash chips fulfill industrial-grade applications with larger storage capacity and outstanding performance."See More

  • Transcend Releases 8GB & 16GB SDHC100I Industrial-Grade Wide Temperature Memory Cards
    with SLC NAND Flash to Guarantee Performance Reliability

    Transcend Releases 8GB & 16GB SDHC100I Industrial-Grade Wide Temperature Memory Cards

    December 14, 2015 -- Transcend Information, Inc.®, a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, is proud to announce the release of 8GB and 16GB SDHC100I industrial-grade wide temperature solutions. With the exceptional transfer speed reaching up to 20MB/s, Transcend SDHC100I memory cards embedded with SLC NAND flash chips fulfill industrial-grade applications with larger storage capacity and outstanding performance. Suited for devices that require extensive read/write under harsh environmental conditions, the cards not only operate effectively from -40°C to 85°C but also are built in with ECC and S.M.A.R.T. functions to ensure reliable data transfer and self-monitoring capability.

  • QNAP

    QNAP® announced the release of QTS 4.2.1 Beta – the smart NAS operating system with more new features and improved apps that empower users to achieve more with both data management and office applications. "QTS 4.2.1 Beta with snapshots enables Windows users to restore files directly using the Windows previous version feature, to save time and effort without requiring IT administrators’ support."See More

  • QNAP Releases QTS 4.2.1 Beta, Adding Network & Virtual Switch, Proxy Server,
    Qsirch, Virtualization Station 2.1, and More Powerful Features

    QNAP Releases QTS 4.2.1 Beta
    Taipei, Taiwan, December 12, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of QTS 4.2.1 Beta – the smart NAS operating system with more new features and improved apps that empower users to achieve more with both data management and office applications.

  • Synology

    Synology® unveils the Network Video Recorder NVR216, with expandable storage for surveillance footage, and mobile apps for anywhere access. "Featuring a dedicated 1080p HDMI output, and supporting up to four or nine IP camera channels; the NVR216 is designed for offices and retail stores where space is limited. The technology is created to help monitor and manage surveillance feeds and IP cameras with ease."See More

  • Synology Announces Network Video Recorder NVR216

    Synology Network Video Recorder NVR216

    Up to Nine channels of HD Monitoring with Expandable Storage, and Mobile Apps for Access Anywhere

    BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Synology® Inc. today unveiled the Network Video Recorder NVR216, with expandable storage for surveillance footage, and mobile apps for anywhere access. Featuring a dedicated 1080p HDMI output, and supporting up to four or nine IP camera channels; the NVR216 is designed for offices and retail stores where space is limited. The technology is created to help monitor and manage surveillance feeds and IP cameras with ease.

  • "The AS3102T is an affordable NAS by Asustor, capable of 4K-multimedia playback. On top of that, it is equipped with an HDMI port and features hardware encryption, which allows it to provide good speeds with encrypted file transfers."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "I may not enjoy using small PC systems mainly because I’ve gotten used to working with the largest towers available in the market for as far back as i can remember but most people i know have no problem with that and since they care not about serious overclocking nor do they care about high-end CPU performance they almost always turn towards low-profile CPU cooling solutions. Now as you all know in the market currently there are the medium sized low-profile CPU coolers which are not very smaller compared to regular tower coolers and are aimed towards small ATX cases and the really compact low-profile CPU coolers which are targeted towards mini-ITX and mini-ATX cases. Be quiet! released the medium-sized Shadow Rock LP low-profile CPU cooler a few months back and since many of you asked for it we decided to check and see how it compares against other low-profile models."

    NikkTech

  • "There's a reason the Lenovo Stack has a ThinkPad logo emblazoned on each component. Over the years, the name ThinkPad has become synonymous with mobile professionals. For the most part, ThinkPad has been reserved for tablets and laptops, but with the Lenovo Stack the company is introducing the brand to an entirely new category: accessories. First unveiled at CES 2015, Stack is as much a new concept as it is a product line. In a nutshell, this is Lenovo's take on a line of peripherals that all work with one another - or stack together - via a custom connector."

    Hot Hardware

  • "It isn’t common to see an All-in-One PC, in fact, looking around there are very few to choose from. But today we’ll be taking a look at a highly capable machine from MSI dubbed the GAMING 27 6QE. GAMING 27 blends together a lineup of the very latest technologies which include Intel’s Skylake, NVIDIA’s GTX 970M, 16GB DDR4 and M.2 SSDs in Super RAID 4. All of this hardware sits behind a 27” display for a neat, minimalist design."

    Vortez

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have alain-s's “TriStellar Whetstone” build. Which has to be one of the best DeepCool TriStellar mods that we've seen so far! Here is what they had to say about it, "Hello guys, Time start a new project. I hope you all will have as much fun as I will have."

    Think Computers

  • "Over the last 18 months, Asus has been expanding on its STRIX brand with new headsets. Today, we are taking a look at the STRIX 2.0, which packs in 60mm drivers, multi-platform compatibility and a unique dual microphone design. How does it stack up to the competition?"

    Kitguru

  • "The Base 600 Is targeted at enthusiasts who desire superior sound deadening without compromising performance. Paring the be quiet! teams noise deadening expertise with a sexy black and orange windowed case sounds like a recipe for success."

    Hardware Asylum

  • MadCatz

    Mad Catz announces the E.S.PRO1, a new and unique way to enjoy tournament-grade audio quality without the bulk and weight of traditional over-ear headphones. "Specially designed for eSports gamers, the E.S.PRO1 differs from traditional earbuds, using enlarged 13.5mm speakers to deliver a powerful audio experience with increased bass response and crystal clear highs, revealing every detail of the gaming environment."See More

  • D-LINK

    D-Link announces the immediate availability of its newest Ultra Series Router, the AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-885L/R). "The AC3150, like its AC3200 predecessor, boasts a bold and unique design along with the excellent performance that’s come to be expected with the D-Link Ultra Series. Built with the 11AC speed, coverage and processing power needed to support the most bandwidth-demanding applications and devices, the AC3150 delivers premium performance."See More

  • Mad Catz Announces E.S.PRO1 Gaming Earbuds

    Mad Catz  E.S. PRO1 Gaming Earbuds

    eSports Focused Earbuds Offer A New Way to Compete With Tournament Quality In-Ear Audio!

    San Diego – December 10, 2015 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) announced today the E.S.PRO1, a new and unique way to enjoy tournament-grade audio quality without the bulk and weight of traditional over-ear headphones.

  • D-Link Now Shipping AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router

    D-Link AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router

    Second Router in Ultra Series Offers MU-MIMO Compatibility

    For Three Times Faster Network Speeds

    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2015 – D-Link today announced the immediate availability of its newest Ultra Series Router, the AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-885L/R). The AC3150, like its AC3200 predecessor, boasts a bold and unique design along with the excellent performance that’s come to be expected with the D-Link Ultra Series. Built with the 11AC speed, coverage and processing power needed to support the most bandwidth-demanding applications and devices, the AC3150 delivers premium performance.

  • NVIDIA

    NVIDIA today announced that Facebook will power its next-generation computing system with the NVIDIA® Tesla® Accelerated Computing Platform, enabling it to drive a broad range of machine learning applications. "Facebook is the first company to adopt NVIDIA Tesla M40 GPU accelerators, introduced last month, to train deep neural networks. They will play a key role in the new “Big Sur” computing platform, Facebook AI Research’s (FAIR) purpose-built system designed specifically for neural network training."See More

  • NVIDIA GPUs Power Facebook’s New Deep Learning Machine

    WEBbrain computer deep learning network

    New Purpose-built Computing Platform for
    Developing Deep Neural Networks

     SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Dec. 10, 2015—NVIDIA today announced that Facebook will power its next-generation computing system with the NVIDIA® Tesla® Accelerated Computing Platform, enabling it to drive a broad range of machine learning applications.

  • EVGA

    "The EVGA 700B Power Supply is the best value for your next build. With 80 Plus Bronze standard, over 85% efficiency under typical loads, the EVGA 700B is a great choice. Combining 700W of continuous power make and a single +12V supporting 56A, make this the perfect power supply for a high performance system. Stay protected with a series of multiple safety protections all bundled into one!"See More

  • EVGA 700B Power Supply – Performance Meets Value

    EVGA 700B Power Supply

    December 10th, 2015 – The EVGA 700B Power Supply is the best value for your next build. With 80 Plus Bronze standard, over 85% efficiency under typical loads, the EVGA 700B is a great choice. Combining 700W of continuous power make and a single +12V supporting 56A, make this the perfect power supply for a high performance system. Stay protected with a series of multiple safety protections all bundled into one!

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX is a beautiful aluminum case with lots of water cooling flexibility. It includes great features like the innovated radiator bracket, support for Phanteks modular 3.5″ HDD brackets, and swivel side panels to complement the elegant 3mm thick aluminum exterior. The interior frame looks almost identical to the Enthoo Pro M due to the 2.5″ drop-N-lock mounts behind the motherboard tray and on the power supply chamber and the lack of interior HDD cages. Built specifically to target water cooling enthusiasts, the top and front of the case can support up to a 360mm or a 280mm radiator with plenty of space for a large reservoir. At Benchmark Reviews, we will be taking a look at the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX case in Galaxy Silver. Let’s go ahead and go through a quick overview of the case."

    Benchmark Reviewa

  • "In this round-up we are looking at seven air coolers that will work with pretty much any CPU. As you will see in our photos and video the coolers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the prices also cover a spread from about £20 all the way past £70. At the high end the Deepcool Assassin II costs more than a basic liquid cooler and takes up considerably more space around the CPU socket. Go to the other extreme and the Cryorig M9 is a compact tower that will fit inside your tower case with room to spare. "

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "be quiet! is a company we primarily know for their cooling products and power supplies. Earlier this year they made they jump into cases with their flagship Silent Base 800, which we reviewed. Now they have released the Silent Base 600, which is a smaller case, but follows the same design principles as the 800. The case has a sleek design, room inside for six hard drives, long graphics cards, two included fans with a fan controller, and of course is made for silence. Will this be a case we can recommend for your next build? Read on as we find out!"

    Think Computers

  • "The Lumia 950 and 950 XL are important products for Microsoft, but not for the reasons you may expect. Microsoft isn’t trying to set the mobile market ablaze with these two smartphones. They are not necessarily meant to be explosive sales successes that take significant market share from Android and iOS. If they were, Microsoft would have thrown huge amounts of marketing muscle and dollars behind them, launched a massive advertising campaign, and worked deals with every major wireless carrier it could. But Microsoft didn't. The Lumia 950 and 950 XL are more about laying a foundation and setting the direction and course for Windows 10 Mobile as well as Microsoft’s latest mobile strategy. Of course, Microsoft wants to sell as many of these devices as it can, but the Lumia 950 and 950 XL are being billed as the "ultimate phones for productivity." Microsoft has targeted these phones at current fans of the platform, professionals, and road warriors that may benefit from the software and unique features available with the latest Lumias."

    Hot Hardware

  • ARK: Survival Evolved

    Independent developer Studio Wildcard secretly has been working away on a holiday surprise! Starting Wednesday, December 16, the world of ARK: Survival Evolved will open to Xbox One players who have been clamoring for the game ever since its record-breaking launch on Steam for PC. "Xbox One gamers immediately can jump into the open-world action-adventure survival game and start hunting, taming, and training their dinosaur army."See More

  • ICY TIP: Build Your Own Small Form Factor Server, Home Theater, and Mobile Computer with Intel NUC and ICY DOCK External HDD/SSD EnclosurersICY TIP: Build Your Own Small Form Factor Server, Home Theater, and Mobile Computer with Intel NUC and ICY DOCK External HDD/SSD Enclosurers

     NUC (Next Unit of Computing) computers designed by Intel are very compact and are reflective of the trend of tech to be smaller, uses less power, but remain just as capable in terms of performance to their traditional desktop computer. Their compactness makes them quite useful in changing the look and feel of computing today. From replacing desktop computers in offices and home theaters to changing the look and performance of servers, NUCs are changing the look and feel of computers.

  • JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED TO LAUNCH ON XBOX GAME PREVIEW DECEMBER 16

    ARK: Survival Evolved Heads to Xbox One December 16

    Prepare to Tame, Train, Ride, and Breed Dinosaurs in the First Ever Online Survival Console Game

    Seattle, WA – December 10, 2015 – Independent developer Studio Wildcard secretly has been working away on a holiday surprise! Starting Wednesday, December 16, the world of ARK: Survival Evolved will open to Xbox One players who have been clamoring for the game ever since its record-breaking launch on Steam for PC. Xbox One gamers immediately can jump into the open-world action-adventure survival game and start hunting, taming, and training their dinosaur army.

  • PQI

    "PQI, the world’s leading brand of peripheral storage accessories for portable devices, announces the availability of the revolutionary iConnect Mini Lightning flash drive for Apple devices. The iConnect Mini will be on display for the 1st time during the CES tradeshow taking place January 6th– 9th, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, located in the South Hall 1st floor, booth # 20651."See More

  • ZOTAC

    ZOTAC brings next gen performance in ZBOX Mini PCs by introducing a 6th generation Intel Skylake processor in the ZOTAC ZBOX MI551. "The ZBOX MI551 is equipped with an Intel Core i5-6400T quad-core processor, featuring desktop level performance at near-mobile level TDP. The result is a CPU which delivers tremendous speed at a fraction of desktop power consumption level capable of driving up to three displays."See More

  • ADATA

    ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the industrial-grade ISSS332 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) solid state drive. "Available in SLC and MLC NAND Flash types that withstand a wide temperature range, the ISSS332 provides excellent performance and durability for a broad spectrum of industrial equipment applications."See More

  • PINE64

    "In an age characterized by rapid growth of technology, a fully-functioning, programmable computer is still a luxury for many. To make innovation more affordable, PINE64 announces Kickstarter availability of two powerful 3.125 x 5" 64 Bit Quad Core supercomputers starting at $15: PINE A64 & PINE A64+. The versatile single-board computer is an open source platform for both hardware and software, while capable of running today's most advanced 64 Bit version of Android Lollipop 5.1.1 and Linux. PINE A64 is the foundation to build your next computer, tablet, gaming device, connected home, 3-D printer or anywhere your creativity takes you."See More

  • PQI Introduces the New iConnect Mini at CES 2016

    PQI Introduces the New iConnect Mini at CES 2016

    The world’s smallest flash drive storage for iPhone / iPad / iPod devices available for the first time in the USA

    December 10th, 2015 - Taipei, TaiwanFoxlink, PQI, the world’s leading brand of peripheral storage accessories for portable devices, announces the availability of the revolutionary iConnect Mini Lightning flash drive for Apple devices. The iConnect Mini will be on display for the 1st time during the CES tradeshow taking place January 6th– 9th, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, located in the South Hall 1st floor, booth # 20651.

  • ZBOX Meets Skylake

    ZOTAC ZBOX MI551

    HONG KONG - Dec 10, 2015 - ZOTAC International, a global innovator and leading manufacturer of graphics cards, original manufacturer of ZBOX Mini PCs, and solid state drives, brings next gen performance in ZBOX Mini PCs by introducing a 6th generation Intel Skylake processor in the ZOTAC ZBOX MI551.

  • ADATA Launches the ISSS332 Industrial 2.5” Solid State Drive

    ADATA Launches the ISSS332 Industrial 2.5” Solid State Drive
    Rugged Durability and High Performance

    Taipei, Taiwan – December 10, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the industrial-grade ISSS332 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) solid state drive. Available in SLC and MLC NAND Flash types that withstand a wide temperature range, the ISSS332 provides excellent performance and durability for a broad spectrum of industrial equipment applications.

  • NikkTech

    " Portable batteries (or power banks) may have managed to secure a place amongst the most important mobile gadgets people should with them at all times but leaving out all the available capacities which vary from just 1000-2000mAh and way up to 30-40000mAh (something that leaves plenty of room for many models to exist in the market) how many of you have really seen a powerbank which you can even go as far as to call unique? Sure some offer dual USB outputs, others offer built-in flashlights, solar panels used for recharging and there are some which even allow the end user to choose the preferred output voltage (the really high capacity ones aimed for use with laptops). These are all great but what I’ve always wanted was to use a rugged powerbank much like the rugged USB flash drives and portable drives we see all the time so when Xtorm launched the Xtreme Power Bank AL420 there was no way i could say no to testing it."

    NikkTech

  • "The Cooltek Skall aims to deliver a long list of functional features at an affordable price while offering a clean and timeless design and potent liquid-cooling compatibility. Available with LED fans in three different colors, you will also have an element of choice."

    techPowerUp

  • "The new P380 carries an MSRP of $229.95, placing it in the higher end of the premium enclosure market. While it can certainly be found for less (around $140 currently on Amazon) the bar is still set pretty high when the price exceeds $100, though the P380 is in a different world than Antec's Signature S10 enclosure, which launched at a mind-boggling $499 (it has since come down considerably). With the highly competitive enclosure market offering a number of spacious and quiet options, the P380 will need to differentiate to succeed."

    PC Perspective

  • "OCZ and Crucial aren't resting on the laurels of their entry-level Arc 100 and BX100 drives. Instead, they've cooked up even more attainable SSDs built with TLC flash—OCZ with its Trion 100, and Crucial with its BX200. We put these drives through their paces to see what they can do."

    The Tech Report

  • Think Computers

    "The original Tt eSPORTS Cronos gaming headset was released back in 2013, we were really impressed with it and since then Tt eSPORTS has released a few different versions of the headset. The latest version is the Cronos AD which seems like it is designed to be a more streamlined and lightweight headset specifically made for eSports athletes. It features a design much like the original Cronos but has a new open air and auto-adjusting headband that is made to fit your head perfectly. You have 40mm neodymium magnetic drivers as well as a retractable and bendable microphone. This headset is also made to work with multiple devices so you can use it with your PC, mobile device, tablet, etc. Let’s see what the Tt eSPORTS Cronos AD Gaming Headset is all about!"

    Think Computers

  • "Today we analyse the third £200 R9 380X to hit our labs since launch – the Powercolor Radeon R9 380X ‘Myst Edition’. With so many driver updates in recent weeks, we went back to the drawing board and tested ALL the hardware today with the latest AMD and Nvidia drivers. We also finally managed to make the time to supplement our 1440p and 4K tests with results at 1080p. How does the Powercolor card fare against the competition?"

    Kitguru

  • "A direct-touch heatpipe design is the go-to solution for most affordable mainstream coolers with good reason; they are very cost-effective for both consumers and manufacturers. Applied to the classic U-shaped tower design, it has proven to be a winning combination. With the glut of competition in this market space however, the offerings are becoming predictable and generic but Enermax aims to alleviate that monotony with a modern twist. The original ETS-T40 CPU cooler line from Enermax utilizes the same design principle with four 6mm heatpipes formed in a U-shaped tower directly making contact in the middle with the CPU IHS. Enermax offered the ETS-T40 in several color and fan combinations but it has now been updated to provide a more functional slim cooling solution that will provide optimal clearance on most motherboards."

    Modders-Inc

  • PINE A64: $15 PALM-SIZED 64 BIT QUAD CORE COMPUTER BUILT FOR AFFORDABLE INNOVATION

    Introducing PINE A64, world's cheapest Supercomputer

    PINE64's Single-Board 64 Bit Supercomputer Launches on Kickstarter to Make Your Next DIY Gadget More Simple, Affordable and Expandable

    Fremont, Calif., Dec. 9, 2015 – In an age characterized by rapid growth of technology, a fully-functioning, programmable computer is still a luxury for many. To make innovation more affordable, PINE64 announces Kickstarter availability of two powerful 3.125 x 5" 64 Bit Quad Core supercomputers starting at $15: PINE A64 & PINE A64+. The versatile single-board computer is an open source platform for both hardware and software, while capable of running today's most advanced 64 Bit version of Android Lollipop 5.1.1 and Linux. PINE A64 is the foundation to build your next computer, tablet, gaming device, connected home, 3-D printer or anywhere your creativity takes you.

  • BIOSTAR

    While an older PC can still run games, newer models equipped with the latest motherboards like the BIOSTAR GAMING Z170X and graphics cards are more power efficient, run cooler and have more features to experience the latest titles. "Such is the case of Michael Gaughan, a father who wanted to give his son a new PC so that they can enjoy playing PC the latest games like they did before."See More

  • COUGAR

    COUGAR is proud to announce the arrival of COUGAR Attack X3. This new keyboard caters to those purist gamers who crave for a high quality mechanical gaming keyboard that simply provides three things: quality, useful functions and an elegant and durable design. Attack X3 fulfills these requirements with a combination of Cherry MX switches, gaming features and an impressive aluminum based design. "COUGAR Attack X3 uses the original Cherry MX mechanical switches that guarantee the incredible performance people associate with a true mechanical gaming keyboard."The COUGAR Attack X3 will be available in December in the EU, and in Q1 2016 in the USA. USA MSRP: USD 119.9 (VAT excluded).See More

  • BIOSTAR Completes Dream PC Refresh Build with Z170X: A Father’s Gift to his Son
    BIOSTAR fulfills dream PC Refresh Build to son serving in the army

    BIOSTAR GAMING Z170X  

    December 9 th, 2015, 2015 Taipei, Taiwan – A PC refresher is a worthwhile invesment and an excellent way to improve your computing experience in many ways as well as gaming. While an older PC can still run games, newer models equipped with the latest motherboards like the BIOSTAR GAMING Z170X and graphics cards are more power efficient, run cooler and have more features to experience the latest titles.

  • COUGAR Announces the launch of the Attack X3 Mechanical Keyboard

    COUGAR Attack X3 Mechanical Keyboard

    December 9th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR is proud to announce the arrival of COUGAR Attack X3. This new keyboard caters to those purist gamers who crave for a high quality mechanical gaming keyboard that simply provides three things: quality, useful functions and an elegant and durable design. Attack X3 fulfills these requirements with a combination of Cherry MX switches, gaming features and an impressive aluminum based design.

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  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The advent of Intel’s Skylake 6th-generation Core processors and their supporting Z170 chipset marks the biggest change in Intel’s consumer line since the original X68. While the Skylake CPU holds few surprises other than its support for DDR4 memory, the Z170 chipset finally brings to the mainstream market what it’s so desperately needed: more PCI-E lanes, and of the 3.0 variety at that! Of course MSI adds their own unique touches to this system and today Benchmark Reviews checks out the MSI Z170A Gaming M7 LGA1151 motherboard."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "HIS together with AMD have hit one of the most looked after market segments with this card, mainstream and have filled the same place the gap between the R9 380 and the R9 390. We get 4GB of memory buffer right on the spot for this one so the occasional hiccups which appeared sometimes at WQHD (2560x1440) resolution are now gone. Bear in mind though that even if the card does wonders when running at Full-HD resolution, we would be forced sometimes to adjust the sliders at WQHD in order to be able to keep a smooth gameplay."

    Madshrimps

  • Think Computers

    "It has been quite a while since we’ve seen a major case release from Corsair. They have been focusing heavily on their all-in-one liquid CPU coolers, gaming products and power supplies, but they haven’t forgot about cases. Today we will be taking a look at a brand new case from Corsair that has elegant minimalist design on the outside, but inside it is anything but that. This is the first case from Corsair that I know of that will feature an inverted-ATX layout. On top of that inside you have plenty of room for storage, watercooling and even a power supply shroud that keeps everything inside looking nice. Corsair will be releasing two versions of this case, a 600C which features a clear side panel to show off your gear inside and a 600Q (which we are reviewing) that has sound-dampening properties and normal side panels. Let’s see what Corsair’s new case is all about!"

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "Today at OCinside.de we test the new ASRock Z170 OC Formula LGA1151 motherboard for overclockers with an Intel Core i5-6600K CPU and four Crucial Ballistix Sports DDR4-2400 4GB memory modules. Of course we have not just taken a look at the motherboard and created some benchmarks, but also heavily overclocked it as well. We have overclocked an unlocked Intel Core i5 6600K CPU with an open multi as well as the other a locked Intel Core i5-6400 CPU with fixed multiplier, for which we have already published a short Intel non-K OC guide. You have to see this motherboard!"

    OCInside

  • "Corsair Carbide 600C (Clear) or Q (Quiet) adopts a novel design that effectively turns your PC 'upside down'. The easiest way to understand what Corsair has done is to look at our photos and watch the video where you will see the motherboard mounts on the 'wrong' side of the case and upside down to boot."

    Kitguru

  • "New processor architectures inevitably lead to a flurry of refreshed product lines from PC makers. That's how things have been playing out with Skylake, a "tock" in Intel's tick-tock design cadence and its 6th generation Core processor family. As usual, ASUS is on the bleeding edge with new Skylake systems ready to go, one of which is the ROG G752VT. The specific model ASUS sent us is the ROG G752VT-DH72, a slightly toned down update to the ROG G751JY-DB72 we reviewed back in September. Like that laptop, the G752VT falls into the desktop replacement category and takes aim at gamers with high-end hardware and, the coup de grâce, a 17.3-inch IPS panel supporting NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. If this were a rap battle, mentioning G-Sync on a laptop would come right before the mic drop."

    Hot Hardware

  • EVGA

    The Award Winning EVGA HYBRID line is now available on GeForce GTX 970. The EVGA GeForce GTX 970 HYBRID GAMING is an “all in one” water cooling solution that significantly lowers the GPU operating temperature."Best of all? The water cooler is completely self-contained, with an included 120mm radiator and fan. No filling, no custom tubing, no maintenance. Just plug in and play!"See More

  • EVGA GeForce GTX 970 HYBRID – Cooler than the Competition

    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 HYBRID

    December 8th, 2015 – The Award Winning EVGA HYBRID line is now available on GeForce GTX 970. The EVGA GeForce GTX 970 HYBRID GAMING is an “all in one” water cooling solution that significantly lowers the GPU operating temperature. Best of all? The water cooler is completely self-contained, with an included 120mm radiator and fan. No filling, no custom tubing, no maintenance. Just plug in and play!

  • CRYORIG

    CRYORIG has the following information and statement to make, regarding the recent news and discussion regarding damaged PCB’s on Skylake CPU’s, which many in the industry believe is caused by abnormal heatsink mounting pressure during transportation of the PC system. "First of all we want to assure users of CRYORIG products that currently no CRYORIG heatsinks have displayed this problem, either through media reports, third party sales channels or internal testing. CRYORIG heatsinks are fully compatible with socket 1151 processors, and follow specifications set forth by CPU manufacturers. But as a note of precaution we suggest users to lay their PC system flat (with the heatsink in a vertical position) whenever they are transporting their PC system."See More

  • CRYORIG Official Statement Regarding Skylake PCB Conerns

    CRYORIG Official Statement Regarding Skylake PCB Conerns

    08.12.15 Taipei, Taiwan – We at CRYORIG have the following information and statement to make, regarding the recent news and discussion regarding damaged PCB’s on Skylake CPU’s, which many in the industry believe is caused by abnormal heatsink mounting pressure during transportation of the PC system. First of all we want to assure users of CRYORIG products that currently no CRYORIG heatsinks have displayed this problem, either through media reports, third party sales channels or internal testing. CRYORIG heatsinks are fully compatible with socket 1151 processors, and follow specifications set forth by CPU manufacturers. But as a note of precaution we suggest users to lay their PC system flat (with the heatsink in a vertical position) whenever they are transporting their PC system.

  • HEROES TACTICS: MYTHIVENTURES

    "Camex Games, developer of Heroes Tactics: Mythiventures, an addicting and unique mobile RPG strategy game, is proud to announce that Heroes Tactics: Mythiventures is now featured on Google Play™ as one of the best new Android games and was recently featured on the App®Store during the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday."See More

  • Corsair

    Corsair® announces the release of the new Corsair Carbide 600Q and Carbide 600C high-performance PC cases. "With iconic minimalist styling, a wealth of sound-deadening features (600Q), a huge clear side-panel window (600C) and distinctive inverted-ATX interior design, the 600Q and 600C continue the Corsair tradition of innovation and excellence in modern PC case design to deliver a no-compromise approach to PC cooling."See More

  • HEROES TACTICS: MYTHIVENTURES FEATURED ON GOOGLE PLAY™ STORE
    WITH UPCOMING GAMEPLAY UPDATES ANNOUNCED

    Heroes Tactics Now Featured on Google Play

    Camex Games, developer of Heroes Tactics: Mythiventures, an addicting and unique mobile RPG strategy game, is proud to announce that Heroes Tactics: Mythiventures is now featured on Google Play™ as one of the best new Android games and was recently featured on the App®Store during the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday.

  • Corsair Unveils its First Inverted-ATX Cases, the Stunning Carbide 600Q and Carbide 600C.

    Corsair Unveils Carbide 600Q and Carbide 600C Inverted-ATX Cases.

    Carbide 600Q offers minimalist low-noise elegance, Carbide 600C adds a stunning edge-to-edge window.

    FREMONT, California — December 8th, 2015Corsair®, a world leader in enthusiast PC hardware and components, today announced the release of the new Corsair Carbide 600Q and Carbide 600C high-performance PC cases. With iconic minimalist styling, a wealth of sound-deadening features (600Q), a huge clear side-panel window (600C) and distinctive inverted-ATX interior design, the 600Q and 600C continue the Corsair tradition of innovation and excellence in modern PC case design to deliver a no-compromise approach to PC cooling.

  • EVGA

    EVGA and Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido have once again teamed up to achieve three new 3DMark World Records, with Vince running his EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N Edition graphics card at over 2200MHz GPU clock on liquid nitrogen cooling. "The EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N Edition graphics card has been meticulously designed from the ground up for overclocking, and feats such these new world records are further proof that EVGA products are #1 for overclocking."See More

  • EVGA and K|NGP|N Take GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPU to New Heights – 2200MHz!

    EVGA K|NGP|N GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPU

    December 7th, 2015 – EVGA and Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido have once again teamed up to achieve three new 3DMark World Records, with Vince running his EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N Edition graphics card at over 2200MHz GPU clock on liquid nitrogen cooling.

  • Highly Reliable Systems

    "Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are very common for adding shared storage to a small business network infrastructure. While providing an inexpensive and convenient way to store extra data, there are some common pitfalls to avoid if you choose to use a conventional NAS device or appliance for your backup. High-Rely makes specialized backup NAS systems. Each has a place. In this overview we outline Pros and Cons of a conventional NAS system and a Backup NAS."See More

  • Pros and Cons of using a Purpose Built Backup NAS vs a Generic NAS for Backup

    NetSwap NC200 Computer Backup NAS System

    Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are very common for adding shared storage to a small business network infrastructure. While providing an inexpensive and convenient way to store extra data, there are some common pitfalls to avoid if you choose to use a conventional NAS device or appliance for your backup. High-Rely makes specialized backup NAS systems. Each has a place. In this overview we outline Pros and Cons of a conventional NAS system and a Backup NAS.

  • "Creative's newest portable speaker, dubbed Roar 2, gets put to the test. This new device with an MSRP of $170 aims to take on the big guys in the portable-speaker market by including a wealth of features. The new Roar 2 is 20% smaller than the original Roar it obsoletes."

    techPowerUp

  • "Be quiet! That’s what they said to their new Silent Base series and boy, did it ever listen. This brilliant chassis will leave you happy with spending the extra few bucks for quality. The Silent Base line comes in four options, 600 or 800 each with window or no window option. Your choice in colours are orange, black, silver and exclusively in the 800, red. Today we will be working with the 600 Window Orange."

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "It is that time of year again, Holidays! We always ask our families for things we would like each year, but we don’t always get them. The staff here at ThinkComputers has compiled a list of products they would like this year for the Holiday. Even though we get the opportunity to review some pretty awesome products there are still some things we would like. Check out our wish lists for this year!"

    Think Computers

  • "Gaming mice are a very personal choice and with the myriad of options available to prospective buyers, choosing one can be very difficult. G.Skill are hoping that by offering a heavily customisable product it may just secure your interest, as its Ripjaws MX780 offers a number of tweakable options that help it stand out from the crowd. RGB lighting options? Check. Adjustable weights? Check. Swappable finger and thumb grips? Check. Combine those with a barebones design, high-quality Avago A9800 sensor, unbranded Teflon feet and a number of other useful features and it seems like quite the little package."

    Kitguru

  • "Shuttle has released the latest XPC cube Barebone, SH170R6 based on a proven formula, which contains the R chassis, a three-heatpipe cooling system, one 300W power supply but also an updated motherboard which comes with the latest H170 chipset from Intel. We can install any Skylake processor with the single exception that we should not exceed the recommended TDP of 95W; several expansion options are available like the PCI-E x16 3.0 slot for mounting video cards (even dual slot configuration), one PCI-E x4 3.0 slot, but also one M.2 2280 along with a Mini-PCIe Half-Size slot. Optional accessories can be also purchased like the 3.5’’ to 2.5’’ adapter, the backpanel COM port adapter for RS232 serial interface, the WLN-C Wireless kit or the PC563J 500W PSU which allows installation of even beefier video cards."

    Madshrimps

  • NikkTech

    "The gaming peripherals market (at least the PC one) may be overflowing with a huge number of devices ranging from keyboards, mice and mats and up to headsets, chairs and controllers but for the largest part the ones really worth owning bear the names of the well-known, established and respected manufacturers. This of course is not always the case but the sheer number of new and "average" companies making their debut on a daily basis doesn't help things. Luckily between old gaming peripheral manufacturers and very new ones there are also some manufacturers from others parts of the industry who expand their product lines to also include gaming peripherals and although that's not always a recipe for success still the ones that have done so have released decent products. Recently one of the largest and most popular memory module manufacturers in the world, G.SKILL also decided to expand their product line to include gaming peripherals and today we're taking a look at their RIPJAWS MX780 Laser Gaming Mouse."

    NikkTech

  • QNAP

    QNAP® Systems, Inc. has further improved its HybridDesk Station (HD Station) 3.0 app by integrating the renowned JRiver Media Center, providing users with better audio experience and greater choice to complete their home theater environment. "With the exclusive QvPC Technology, QNAP NAS can be used as a PC and run multiple applications on the HD Station by simply connecting a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display."See More

  • QNAP’s HD Station Adds JRiver Media Center Support for aComprehensive Multimedia Experience

    QNAP’s HD Station Adds JRiver Media Center Support

    Taipei, Taiwan, December 7, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. has further improved its HybridDesk Station (HD Station) 3.0 app by integrating the renowned JRiver Media Center, providing users with better audio experience and greater choice to complete their home theater environment. With the exclusive QvPC Technology, QNAP NAS can be used as a PC and run multiple applications on the HD Station by simply connecting a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display.

  • NOCTUA

    Noctua officially introduced its chromax line of anti-vibration parts that give users the option of colour-customising their fans to match individual build colour schemes. "Available in red, blue, green, yellow, black and white, the chromax versions of NA-SAV2 anti-vibration mounts and NA-SAVP1 anti-vibration pads are ideal for colour-coordinating Noctua’s black industrialPPC fans with other components and popular build themes such as all black, black & white, black & red or black & blue."The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for both the NA-SAV2 and the NA-SAVP1 are EUR 6.90 / USD 6.90. See More

  • Noctua introduces ‘chromax’ accessories

    Noctua introduces ‘chromax’ accessories

    Vienna, December 2nd 2015 – Noctua today officially introduced its chromax line of anti-vibration parts that give users the option of colour-customising their fans to match individual build colour schemes. Available in red, blue, green, yellow, black and white, the chromax versions of NA-SAV2 anti-vibration mounts and NA-SAVP1 anti-vibration pads are ideal for colour-coordinating Noctua’s black industrialPPC fans with other components and popular build themes such as all black, black & white, black & red or black & blue.

  • EK Water Blocks

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to release ASUS® X99 motherboard monoblock - EK-FB ASUS X99 Monoblock. It's compatible with four ASUS® X99 motherboard models - X99-A, X99-DELUXE, X99-PRO, X99-S. "Designed and engineered in cooperation with ASUS®, this monoblock uses award winning EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine to ensure best possible CPU cooling. This water block directly cools Intel® LGA-2011-v3 socket type CPU and power regulation (MOSFET) module as water flows directly over all critical areas. It is a very high flow water block that can be easily used with the system using weaker water pumps."See More

  • EK releases monoblock for ASUS® X99 motherboards

    EK releases monoblock for ASUS® X99 motherboards

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to release ASUS® X99 motherboard monoblock - EK-FB ASUS X99 Monoblock. It's compatible with four ASUS® X99 motherboard models - X99-A, X99-DELUXE, X99-PRO, X99-S.

  • "After skipping Intel's X99 Express platform, ECS is back to enthusiast-focused board products using Intel's Z170. The ECS Z170-CLAYMORE is a weapon built for today's gamer arsenal, carrying Realtek's latest "Dragon" LAN controller not seen on these pages before."

    techPowerUp

  • BigBruin

    "The Thecus W4000+ 4-Bay Windows Storage Server is a solidly built product that is well suited to handle the shared storage needs of a small office / home office environment. It does not have all the bells and whistles of plugins and apps available on other NAS servers, but it does run on Windows Storage Server 2012 R2. This interface may be preferred by users in corporate environments, although it may make it less appealing for personal use."

    BigBruin

  • "Today we will be taking a look at an outstanding product brought by our friends at NYRIUS. The ARIES HOME+. What is that you ask? Well, it provides a wireless HDMI transmission to anywhere in your home. Follow along to find out more."

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "We can never have too much power, with many people using their mobile device as their main computing device and people using multiple devices (smartphone & tablet) products like portable chargers have become extremely popular. Almost everyone I know has at least one charger their their mobile device, and half of them I wouldn’t even “tech” people. Cheero has been making mobile power banks and similar devices since 2011. Their latest is the Power Plus 3 which is a 13400 mAh portable charger that fits in your pocket! It makes use of high grade Japanese-made batteries and has dual USB power outputs. Let’s see if the Power Plus performs as good as it looks."

    Think Computers

  • "Today we look at the most affordable of the STRIX sound cards, the Soar. Although it has much the same hardware and features as its bigger brothers, it is more affordable which could be the real kicker in convincing potential buyers."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "Three great things happened this week, first i started and finished the highly anticipated Call Of Duty Black Ops III (3 very well-known actors participate in this game btw), managed to finalize the details of our largest Christmas Mega Giveaway to date (will launch this Saturday) and i had the chance to take a thorough look at one of the most impressive PC towers to have ever reached our lab. I'm sure you all understand that after years and years (over 8 to be exact) of testing PC cases there aren't that many things that can impress me so when one does it's obviously something unexpected. IN WIN may not be amongst the most popular PC case and PSU manufacturers in the world but they've been around in the consumer market for almost a decade now (my first IN WIN review was back in 2008) and have released a large number of award winning products. However it wasn't up until a couple of years ago that they really took the market by storm with their new PC Case line and today with us we have their brand new and quite impressive 805 midi tower."

    NikkTech

  • ASUS ROG

    "ASUS today announced availability of the B150 Pro Gaming/Aura, a new ATX motherboard based on the latest Intel® B150 Express chipset and ready for the newest 6th-generation Intel processors. The B150 Pro gaming/Aura provides the latest high-speed connectivity options, together with gaming features that set a new standard for affordable motherboards." The ASUS B150 Pro Gaming/Aura is priced at $129 and is available from ASUS authorized retailers and distributors now. See More

  • ASUS Announces the B150 Pro Gaming/Aura

    ASUS Announces the B150 Pro Gaming/Aura

    -- A value-packed B150 Express motherboard with the latest connectivity, class-leading fan controls, and gamer-oriented features --

    KEY POINTS

    • Gaming aesthetics: Gorgeous LED illumination casts an endless spectrum of colors across B150 Pro Gaming/Aura builds, with fun effects.
    • Gaming-grade audio and networking: SupremeFX and Sonic Radar II, plus Intel I219-V Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technologies
    • Gaming-grade cooling: Dedicated water-pump header for instant liquid cooling, plus intuitive control with Fan Xpert 3
    • The latest connectivity: USB 3.1 Type-A and C, M.2, and RAMCache acceleration

     

    Fremont, California (December 4th, 2015) -- ASUS today announced availability of the B150 Pro Gaming/Aura, a new ATX motherboard based on the latest Intel® B150 Express chipset and ready for the newest 6th-generation Intel processors. The B150 Pro gaming/Aura provides the latest high-speed connectivity options, together with gaming features that set a new standard for affordable motherboards.

  • NVIDIA

    In this weeks issue of the NVIDIA Accelerated Computing Newsletter, researchers share there thoughts on medical research advancements using GPUs, the next advancement in deep learning, cancer researchers awarded $200K Compute the Cure grant, and using Tesla GPUs to reduce aircraft noise, and more. See More

  • Thecus

    "Thecus® Technology Corp announces the launch of the latest addition to its Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials NAS series, the enhanced W5810 equipped with the quad core Intel® Celeron™ 2.0 GHz processor and 4 GB DDR3 RAM. Designed for small and medium businesses of up to 50 employees, the W5810 provides a robust, centralized storage solution for businesses to access, share, and manage files securely within a network while simultaneously hosting PC backups in one central location."See More

  • Thecus® Expands Windows Storage Server Line-up with W5810

    Thecus® Expands Windows Storage Server Line-up with W5810

    Powerful Intel quad core 2.0 GHz Windows Storage Server NAS for small and medium businesses

    12/03/2015 – Thecus® Technology Corp. today announced the launch of the latest addition to its Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials NAS series, the enhanced W5810 equipped with the quad core Intel® Celeron™ 2.0 GHz processor and 4 GB DDR3 RAM. Designed for small and medium businesses of up to 50 employees, the W5810 provides a robust, centralized storage solution for businesses to access, share, and manage files securely within a network while simultaneously hosting PC backups in one central location.

  • ROCCAT

    "Meet the Kiro and experience another highly modular gaming device made by Germany’s peripheral powerhouse ROCCAT. With its highly adaptive, superdextrous build, the game has been changed for ambidextrous mice. Perfectly optimizable for both left- and right-handed gamers out of the box, it ticks all the boxes for gamers who thrive on a highly functional mouse with a clean, ergonomic design. With no-sweat parts comprised of a ROCCAT-pioneered soft-touch surface, the Kiro is the flexible ergonomic mouse that lets you win your way."The ROCCAT Kiro ambidextrous gaming mouse starts selling today for 39,99 USD. See More

  • NVIDIA Acclerated Computing Newsletter December 2015

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The RAVEN line, SilverStone’s iconic and innovative line of gaming PC chassis, has become a staple in the gaming community for many years. Featuring unique designs, clean lines, and tough aluminum construction. RAVEN designers are expanding their approach to gaming in the SFF (Small Form Factor) market with the new RVZ02B-W. The -W stands for Window, as the regular RVZ02B only has black filters in place of clear vented windows. The RVZ02B-W is a Mini-ITX case that features a super slim design, and the ability to utilize full sized graphics cards."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The Maximus VIII Gene is one of the Intel Z170 chipset offerings in the ROG (Republic of Gamer) board line. The board features the standard black and red ROG aesthetics in an mATX form factor to accommodate space constrained system builds. ASUS chose to integrate black-chrome heat sinks into the board's build, giving it a sleek and modern appearance. The board's integrated Intel Z170 chipset integrates support for the latest Intel LGA1151 Skylake processor line as well as Dual Channel DDR4 memory. With an MSRP of $230, the Maximus VIII Gene offers a compelling price for a feature-packed product."

    PC Perspective

  • "It’s been quite some time since we last looked at an all-in-one PC. Although there is clearly a niche market for AiOs, the product segment has always kept a consistent rythm in all facets of computing - consumer, enterprise and SMB. These types of systems appeal to style-conscious users and businesses that need computing utility with good looks, that blends in and stays out of the way. And though many are not powerhouses, a few do catch our enthusiast eye and one of those few is the Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IC, which Asus is billing as “The pinnacle of Windows all-in-one PCs.” That may be a stretch and certainly a bold claim, but the Zen AiO Pro also looks pretty strong on its rap sheet, with a 4K display, discrete NVIDIA graphics and Intel's new Skylake 6th generation Core Series processor. So we brought one in to kick the tires."

    Hot Hardware

  • "The cooling formula is also easy to understand. Larger radiator equals more heat capacity leaving fans to regulate temperature and noise. In some cases a single 120mm radiator is plenty while in other situations you may want a thicker radiator over doubling the fans."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "We are going to take an in-depth look at the GX-K3. From the moment you see this product you’ll be intrigued. The slick, predominantly black box has just enough colour and pattern to draw your gaze to the packaging’s focal point, the beautifully purple lit GX-K3."

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "Audiofly has really impressed us with their in-ear headphones. We first took a look at their high-end AF78’s then moved down to the AF56’s and now we are taking a look at the AF45’s. These sit right above Audiofly’s entry-level AF33’s, so they are two steps down from the top of the line AF78’s. Audiofly tells us that the AF45’s deliver clear, honest tones. They have well defined mids that groove with a punchy bass and blend with stunning highs that chime like a church bell. At only $35 these fit into the budget of most people, let’s see if they are for you."

    Think Computers

  • ADATA

    ADATA® Technology launches the RC300 digital dash recorder, its debut product in the automotive accessory segment. "The RC300 leverages ADATA storage and memory expertise by offering up to 128GB capacity, thus allowing motorists to record a full day of driving and increasing peace of mind in the event of a traffic-related incident. The RC300 is also ideal for recording and saving leisurely road trips. It records in full HD 1080p/30 frames per second and features a premium wide angle lens suitable for diverse light conditions."The RC300 digital dash recorder will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com. for $99.99. See More

  • Corsair

    Corsair® announces the release of its first low-profile liquid CPU cooler, the Hydro Series H5 SF, bringing the quiet and efficient benefits of liquid cooling to the smallest of PCs. "Mounting to any Mini-ITX motherboard and equipped with a specially tuned low-noise blower fan, the H5 SF is able to cool even an overclocked CPU within the confines of the most compact small form factor cases."Available immediately from Corsair’s world-wide network of retailers and distributors, the H5 SF is backed by a comprehensive five year warranty and Corsair’s world-wide customer support network with an MSRP: $79.99 exc. Tax. See More

  • CableMod

    CableMod is proud to announce the CableMod Basic Cable Extension Kits – the easiest way to spruce up any system build. "CableMod Basic Cable Extension Kits include the most visible extension types, including one 24-pin ATX, one 4+4 pin EPS, and two PCI-e extensions. In addition to this, these extension kits also come with eight CableMod Cable Combs as a special bonus!"See More

  • Superdextrous: ROCCAT Kiro is out now

    Superdextrous: ROCCAT Kiro is out now

    • Flexible ambidextrous gaming mouse starts selling today for 39,99 USD
    • ROCCAT announces new entry level mousepad Kanga

     

    Hamburg, 3 December 2015 – Meet the Kiro and experience another highly modular gaming device made by Germany’s peripheral powerhouse ROCCAT. With its highly adaptive, superdextrous build, the game has been changed for ambidextrous mice. Perfectly optimizable for both left- and right-handed gamers out of the box, it ticks all the boxes for gamers who thrive on a highly functional mouse with a clean, ergonomic design. With no-sweat parts comprised of a ROCCAT-pioneered soft-touch surface, the Kiro is the flexible ergonomic mouse that lets you win your way.

  • Corsair shrinks liquid cooling with the Hydro Series H5 SF, the quiet, powerful low-profile liquid CPU cooler.

    Corsair Hydro Series H5 SF

    FREMONT, California — December 3rd, 2015 Corsair®, a world leader in closed-loop liquid cooling systems, today announced the release of its first low-profile liquid CPU cooler, the Hydro Series H5 SF, bringing the quiet and efficient benefits of liquid cooling to the smallest of PCs. Mounting to any Mini-ITX motherboard and equipped with a specially tuned low-noise blower fan, the H5 SF is able to cool even an overclocked CPU within the confines of the most compact small form factor cases.

  • ADATA Unveils the RC300 Digital Dash Recorder

    ADATA Unveils the RC300 Digital Dash Recorder
    All-day recording with up to 128GB capacity for confident car travel and saving memorable trips

    Taipei, Taiwan – Dec. 3, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the RC300 digital dash recorder, its debut product in the automotive accessory segment. The RC300 leverages ADATA storage and memory expertise by offering up to 128GB capacity, thus allowing motorists to record a full day of driving and increasing peace of mind in the event of a traffic-related incident. The RC300 is also ideal for recording and saving leisurely road trips. It records in full HD 1080p/30 frames per second and features a premium wide angle lens suitable for diverse light conditions. The device supports multiple recording and photo modes, and is equipped with G-Sensor protection and auto-saving to ensure video evidence is kept safe for later reference. ADATA implemented a simple and quick user interface on! the RC300, making sure drivers are not distracted and can access every feature intuitively.

  • AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter bannerAMD Gaming Evolved - Game On! See you at The Game Awards 2015

    Video Gaming's Biggest Night, The Game Awards 2015.
    Join #AMD for exclusive green room access! Tune in on December 3rd at 9PM EST

    Join AMD and the biggest names in entertainment to celebrate the best video games of 2015. We'll be live in the exclusive green room at #TheGameAwards 2015 on December 3rd, 9PM EST (6PM PST). Tune into www.TheGameAwards.com to watch from any device. Visit the site to watch live, purchase tickets, receive alerts, and VOTE for your gaming favourites.

  • CableMod® Basic Cable Extension Kits

    CableMod Basic Cable Extension Kits

    Universally-Compatible Extensions Feature Signature ModFlex™ Sleeving

    (December 3, 2015) – Today, CableMod is proud to announce the CableMod Basic Cable Extension Kits – the easiest way to spruce up any system build.

  • Thermalright

    Since the release of the legendary Thermalright HR-02 back in 2010, semi-passive coolers are a staple of the Thermalright cooler portfolio. Based on the feedback from Thermalright customers, they tweaked the cooler a little bit to make it even better as "Thermalright announces The Le Grand Macho that fits seamlessly into the range of high performance, completely noiseless coolers."See More

  • Introducing the Le Grand Macho

    Thermalright Le Grand Macho

    The Le Grand Macho sets new standards for semi-passive cooling. First reviews, , for example by Tom’s Hardware, confirm this. The “Value” edition of the highly regarded HR-22 offers the well-known “Macho”-Look. Based on the feedback from our customers, we tweaked the cooler a little bit to make it even better.

  • Noctua

    Noctua recently presented 24V variants of its renowned industrialPPC fans. Conceived for industrial heavy-duty applications that require enhanced cooling performance and advanced ingress protection, Noctua’s industrialPPC (Protected Performance Cooling) line comprises ruggedised high-speed versions of the company’s award-winning retail fans. "The new 24V models use a dedicated wide input range version of Noctua’s NE-FD2 three-phase motor driver IC in order to support 24V-based industrial applications and to provide moderate speeds and lower noise levels in standard 12V PC environments."See More

  • Spire

    Spire is pleased to introduce the all new PowerCube 715 PC enclosure. Built for the more powerful Micro ATX boards as well as the smaller Mini ITX boards which are both accommodated by this chassis. "The PowerCube 715 provisions for a powerful home, office or multimedia system. The elegant and neat enclosure looks make it fit in any setting from home, business to public sector."The POWERCUBE 715 chassis is now available from Spire Corp in Shenzhen, China. European availability will roll out in January with a MSR of € 64,95 (Euro, ex VAT) - $ 69,95 (Dollar, ex VAT). See More

  • ARCTIC

    Artctic cooling suggests, "Certain CPU coolers may damage Intel's current Skylake processors for socket LGA 1151 - this has just become known. The Background is obviously a too high pressure, which can cause damage." With this official statement ,Arctic would like to assure that ARCTIC coolers are not affected by these problems - and thus fully Skylake compatible. See More

  • All new PowerCube 715 cube chassis

    Spire PowerCube 715 cube chassis

    Maarheeze, The Netherlands, 02-12-2015. Today Spire is pleased to introduce the all new PowerCube 715 PC enclosure. Built for the more powerful Micro ATX boards as well as the smaller Mini ITX boards which are both accommodated by this chassis. The PowerCube 715 provisions for a powerful home, office or multimedia system. The elegant and neat enclosure looks make it fit in any setting from home, business to public sector. The chassis is made from strong 0.45 SPCC steel with a cool ventilated top, front and side panel for fresh air intake and optimized component cooling. Supported large side panel ventilation and standard ATX 12cm fan power supply situated on the back bottom of the structure. Connectivity made easy through the frontal USB3.0 and HD Audio ports. Instant upgrading with 3x 3.5 inch internal drive bays and 2 extension slots. The PowerCube 715 chassis unit is 27x27x20.1cm and weighs only 2.2kg. The PowerCube 715 is a awesome choice for your next small system build.

  • Noctua introduces 24V industrialPPC fans

    Noctua introduces 24V industrialPPC fans

    Vienna, November 25th 2015Noctua today presented 24V variants of its renowned industrialPPC fans. Conceived for industrial heavy-duty applications that require enhanced cooling performance and advanced ingress protection, Noctua’s industrialPPC (Protected Performance Cooling) line comprises ruggedised high-speed versions of the company’s award-winning retail fans. The new 24V models use a dedicated wide input range version of Noctua’s NE-FD2 three-phase motor driver IC in order to support 24V-based industrial applications and to provide moderate speeds and lower noise levels in standard 12V PC environments.

  • "As we head into the holiday shopping season, there are a number of really great smartphones on the market for buyers to consider. Among this group is LG’s latest flagship Android superphone, the V10. As the first phone in LG’s new V Series, the V10 has a number of unique features including dual displays, two front-facing cameras, a removable battery and a manual video mode. The V10 also features high-end hardware, as you’d expect from a top-end model, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64 bit hexa-core processor, 5.7-inch QHD main display, 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and even a secondary display. The V10 has all of the high-end features you’d expect from a flagship phone. But specifications alone don’t provide the full picture. Join us as we dive in to a full hands-on review to see if the V10 handles as good as its specs look on paper."

    Hot Hardware

  • "SteelSeries really succeeded to make a difference with the brand new mechanical switch design, which is capable of lower 1.5mm actuation, a 3mm throw and 45cN force (similar to Cherry MX switches). The central LEDs now allow a more uniform lighting of the keycap while the lettering/digits are made from semi-transparent plastic in order to allow LED light shine through. This is not all! We do also have a larger, re-designed Spacebar key for easy access, extra keys for programming, replaceable bottom feet, a dual-CPU configuration for allowing N-key rollover (up to 256 key presses at once, overkill) and dual USB 2.0 ports for connecting multiple low-powered devices."

    Madshrimps

  • Think Computers

    "Zalman has been around for quite a long time and we know them best for their legendary CPU coolers and cases. Over the past few years Zalman has not really put out that many products. This sort of took them off the radar for many people. Well today we have a product that will definitely put them back on the map for you and it is not a CPU cooler or a case, it is actually a keyboard. The keyboard is the ZM-K700M and it is a full mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX mechanical switches, great build quality and some of the most impressive backlighting we’ve seen on a keyboard before. Let’s take a look at the ZM-K700M and see if Zalman has a winner on their hands."

    Think Computers

  • "G.Skill impressed us when they sent over their new keyboard design recently and today we get to look at the latest release in the Ripjaws line: the SR910 “Real” 7.1 gaming headset. It is big. It is black and it does come packing a full 7.1 surround sound set up, which not many gaming headsets can boast. Indeed G.Skill is pretty keen for you to know that too. So much so in-fact that it has given the ear-cups clear casings, letting you see the multiple drivers within."

    Kitguru

  • ARCTIC coolers fully Skylake compatible

    ARCTIC coolers fully Skylake compatible

    Certain CPU coolers may damage Intel's current Skylake processors for socket LGA 1151 - this has just become known. The Background is obviously a too high pressure, which can cause damage.

  • Thermaltake

    "Thermaltake announces the top 3 winners of the 2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2. The event features ten of the world’s top case modders from the United States, United Kingdom, the Philippines, Canada, Russia, Australia, France, Thailand, and Germany. Contestants used various Thermaltake liquid cooling components to transform the Thermaltake Core X9 E-ATX Cube Chassis into a brand new creation."See More

  • 2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2

    2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2 - Congratulations to the Top 3 Winners
    Congratulations to the Top 3 Winners

    Taipei, Taiwan-December 2nd, 2015Thermaltake announces the top 3 winners of the 2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2. The event features ten of the world’s top case modders from the United States, United Kingdom, the Philippines, Canada, Russia, Australia, France, Thailand, and Germany. Contestants used various Thermaltake liquid cooling components to transform the Thermaltake Core X9 E-ATX Cube Chassis into a brand new creation.

  • PQI

    PQI, the world’s leading brand of peripheral storage accessories for portable devices, announces the availability of the revolutionary iConnect Lightning flash drive with a Rose Gold finish to perfectly match the popular Rose Gold iPhone 6S and 6S Plus."The PQI iConnect Flash Drive will be available in the U.S. online from Amazon and Newegg and in-store at Macy’s. The MSRP for the iConnect is $59.99 for 16GB, $71.99 for 32GB, $107.99 for 64GB and $179.99 for 128GB.See More

  • Addonics  Technologies

    Addonics Technologies (www.addonics.com) is shipping a new family of SSDs that support the CFast, mSATA and M2 form factors in both Industrial or Enterprise class grades. "The Addonics Industrial class SSD is one of the most reliable SSDs on the market. Made of SLC NAND flash, the Addonics Industrial SSD boosts the TBW (total bytes written) durability five to eight times more than commercial grade MLC SSD." Suggested retail prices of the Addonics Industrial grade mSATA Flash SSD is $325 for 32GB. The Enterprise class mSATA SSD starts at $54 for 32G.See More

  • PQI Announces iConnect Now Available in Metallic Rose Gold

    : PQI Announces iConnect in Metallic Rose Gold for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus

    The ideal flash drive storage for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus available in matching Rose Gold

    December 2nd, 2015 - Taipei, Taiwan – Foxlink, PQI, the world’s leading brand of peripheral storage accessories for portable devices, announces the availability of the revolutionary iConnect Lightning flash drive with a Rose Gold finish to perfectly match the popular Rose Gold iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

  • Addonics Ships Complete Family of Industrial or Enterprise Grade SSDs

    ndustrial CFast SLC SSD
    -- Series Includes CFast, mSATA, and M2 in Durable SLC NAND Flash

    SAN JOSE, CA (December 1, 2015) -- Addonics Technologies (www.addonics.com) is shipping a new family of SSDs that support the CFast, mSATA and M2 form factors in both Industrial or Enterprise class grades.

  • 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 December 2015 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (12/01/2015 to 12/31/2015). See More

  • NVIDIA Gameworks

    Two great titles are coming out this week, Just Cause 3 and Rainbow Six Siege. True to NVIDIA's promise, GeForce gamers get a day of launch Game Ready driver for both. Both games also have NVIDIA Game Works technology in common.

  • ADATA

    ADATA® launches the Lightning Card Reader for Apple iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Fully MFi certified, the accessory connects to Apple devices using the Lightning interface and brings users convenient inter connectivity and storage expansion with SD and microSD cards. "It is the first peripheral in its segment with two-way data transfer, meaning read and write, and the first to combine SD and microSD on one reader. The Lightning Card Reader uses durable materials and a flexible cable to ensure long-lasting and reliable operation, and arrives bundled with a free data management app."See More

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "SilverStone, a leading provider of high quality computer cases, fans, PSUs, and other accessories, is now offering a blacked out version of their Hi-Fi Audio Headphone Stand in their Ensemble Series Audio lineup. The EBA01B is made of solid aluminum, with a 2cm thick base and weighing in at 3.26 pounds, and features the ability to hold up to two large headsets/headphones."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "CRYORIG looks to shake things up in the entry level CPU cooler market with the M9 series. It is available for Intel as the M9i and AMD as the M9a. Don't let its tiny size fool you as it is as good as it gets and then some."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "Christmas is perhaps the only holiday where people buy presents to each other and although at first this may sound as something simple when the time comes not many know what to get. True the market is filled with everything anyone could ever hope to use as a present on Christmas but at least for us men i think that things are quite easier (always compared to our other halves). For example most gamers will probably like a new console, PC monitor, gaming keyboard and/or mouse or a powerful graphics card while gadget lovers will probably like to receive a new watch, camera, TV screen, better smartphone and/or tablet, high capacity powerbank or new portable HDD. We also believe that wireless headsets can make a fine Christmas present and so today we're taking a look at one of the latest wireless headsets released by Sandberg the Bluetooth Stereo Headset Pro."

    NikkTech

  • "Today we're taking a look at Google's latest Nexus-branded phablet, the Nexus 6P. Arriving just under a year after the Motorola-built, 5.96-inch Nexus 6, the Nexus 6P is actually a hair smaller, thinner and indeed, slightly more manageable. The 6P also marks Huawei's first foray into Google's Nexus family of products, which may allow the company to make a larger impact on the U.S. market -- a market which has been hesitant to embrace the brand on its own to this point. In terms of its specifications, the Nexus 6P is a significant upgrade over the Moto-built Nexus 6 from 2014. It's also far more attainable. Rather than a $699 starting point as with the Nexus 6, the Nexus 6P starts at $499 for the 32GB model, and even the top-end 128GB model costs but $649. To put that in perspective, the top-end 128GB iPhone 6s Plus demands $949. So, how does Google's latest Android purity-powered Nexus stack up? We'll explore precisely that in the pages ahead."

    Hot Hardware

  • BigBruin

    "Today we are taking a quick look at the recently released D-Link Full HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi camera, model DCS-2630L. This camera is part of a new family of cameras which claim to have the widest angle lens available on a consumer fixed camera; a full 180 degree field of view. The DCS-2630L to be reviewed offers 1080P resolution, while the DCS-960L offers 720P. Both have sound and motion detection, microSD card slots, and automatic day/night viewing."

    BigBruin

  • Think Computers

    "When it comes to home security cameras there are so many options available. While this is really nice, it can also be overwhelming as you try to decide what is right for you and the environment you are trying to protect. Should you go with a traditional monitoring set up with wired cameras recording to back up drives, or a web based wireless solution? Often times price is the biggest factor when buying this type of equipment but just as often you pay for what you get. And that is where the D-Link DCS-2630L comes into play. This Wi-Fi enabled full HD home security camera is D-Link’s new flagship security product and it is packed full of features like a 180° viewing angle, 802.11 ac wireless, and much more. Follow along as we test out the DCS-2630L and find out if it really is top of the line."

    Think Computers

  • "If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Nobody gets things right the first time and even if done well, needs change over time so a revision is almost always guaranteed to happen. It is not about striving for perfection because what that is cannot be a clearly defined point, but it can be approached. This is a proverb cooling product manufacturer Scythe has also taken to heart with their Ninja CPU cooler series."

    Modders-Inc

  • "The AOC U3277PQU is a high-end 4K display, with a large 32-inch screen and a specification suited to graphic design work and gaming alike. It has a 10-bit IPS AHVA panel, built-in speakers, a picture-in-picture mode and a fully flexible stand – for a relatively reasonable price."

    Kitguru

  • ADATA Releases the Lightning Card Reader

    ADATA Releases the Lightning Card Reader
    First with Two-Way Data Transfer plus SD and microSD card slots

    Taipei, Taiwan – Dec. 1, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the Lightning Card Reader for Apple iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Fully MFi certified, the accessory connects to Apple devices using the Lightning interface and brings users convenient interconnectivity and storage expansion with SD and microSD cards. It is the first peripheral in its segment with two-way data transfer, meaning read and write, and the first to combine SD and microSD on one reader. The Lightning Card Reader uses durable materials and a flexible cable to ensure long-lasting and reliable operation, and arrives bundled with a free data management app.

  • MSI

    MSI is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ubisoft Entertainment, creator of one of the most anticipated titles this year and awarded Best PC game in E3 2015, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. MSI is Ubisoft’s exclusive motherboard partner and introduces a new version of the Z170A KRAIT EDITION motherboard, specially designed to celebrate this new partnership, the MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING R6 SIEGE. With this new model you will receive a free copy of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege [Standard Edition]. "But that’s not all, during this exclusive promotion MSI is also giving away a free copy of the game with the Z170A GAMING M5 motherboard."See More

  • MSI LAUNCHES Z170A KRAIT GAMING R6 SIEGE
    WITH FREE COPY OF TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE

    MSI launches Z170A KRAIT GAMING R6 SIEGE motherboard

    MSI, world leading in gaming hardware design, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ubisoft Entertainment, creator of one of the most anticipated titles this year and awarded Best PC game in E3 2015, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. MSI is Ubisoft’s exclusive motherboard partner and introduces a new version of the Z170A KRAIT EDITION motherboard, specially designed to celebrate this new partnership, the MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING R6 SIEGE.

  • ICY DOCK December 2015 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (12/01/2015 to 12/31/2015)ICY DOCK December 2015 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (12/01/2015 to 12/31/2015)

  • Patriot

    Patriot announces the addition of 128GB capacities for several of their lifestyle USB flash drives. "Consistent with the latest USB specifications, the new 128GB capacities will be USB 3.1 Gen 1, backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 and reach up to 110MB/s and 20MB/s read and write speeds."The Tab, Spark Vex and s•mini will be available for purchase worldwide at online and in store locations such as Fry’s Electronics, Amazon and Newegg on December 14th at a starting MSRP of $49.99 USD. See More

  • Patriot

    Patriot Introduces 128GB Compact USB Flash Drives for Optimal Portable Storage Solutions

    FREMONT, CALIF., USA – December 1, 2015 – Patriot, a leading manufacturer of flash storage solutions, computer memory and storage, mobile accessories and gaming peripherals, today announce the addition of 128GB capacities for several of their lifestyle USB flash drives.

  • Cooler Master - Make it Yours.

    Cooler Master announces the Sentinel III, an improved gaming mouse building upon the ergonomic palm grip design that fans have come to love. "Sporting LED illumination in 16.8 million customizable colors, greatly improved intuitive software, and matte coating with an acrylic top panel, the Sentinel III is the perfect choice for palm grip gamers looking for comfort and advanced features."The Sentinel III is expected to be available at local retailers in Europe from December 1st, 2015 for a suggested retail price of 59.90 €.See More

  • QNAP

    QNAP® Systems, Inc. announces the world’s first and only QTS-Android Combo NAS – TAS-168 and TAS-268, which support QTS & Android™ dual systems."Both systems share the same storage database, allowing users to simultaneously access media files and documents from QTS and Android™. With a compact mini-tower design, the TAS-168/268 comfortably fits in homes and small offices/workspaces. Coupled with up to terabytes of storage capacity and 4K (H.265 & H.264) HDMI-out, the TAS-168/268 is the optimal budget-friendly multimedia NAS with unlimited app applications for modern digital lifestyles."See More

  • Cooler Master - Make it Yours.

    Cooler Master announces the MasterGel Maker, a thermal compound containing non-abrasive nanodiamond particles packed with an ultra-high conductivity of 11 W/m.k. The excellent viscosity makes spreading or removing easy without cracking or drying out the compound."Developed for users needing the best thermal conductivity for high performance CPUs, GPUs or even chipsets. The non-curing time and resistance to electrical current help prevent short circuits and provide protection and performance for long-term use."The MasterGel Maker is expected to be available at local retailers in Europe from December 1st, 2015 for a suggested retail price of 9,90€.See More

  • Cooler Master Announces CM Storm Sentinel Palm Grip Gaming Mouse

    sentinelpalmpr1

    Cooler Master, a leading manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced the Sentinel III, an improved gaming mouse building upon the ergonomic palm grip design that fans have come to love. Sporting LED illumination in 16.8 million customizable colors, greatly improved intuitive software, and matte coating with an acrylic top panel, the Sentinel III is the perfect choice for palm grip gamers looking for comfort and advanced features.

  • Cooler Master Announces MasterGel Maker Thermal Compound

    Cooler Master Announces MasterGel Maker Thermal Compound

    Cooler Master, a leading manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced the MasterGel Maker, a thermal compound containing non-abrasive nanodiamond particles packed with an ultra-high conductivity of 11 W/m.k. The excellent viscosity makes spreading or removing easy without cracking or drying out the compound.

  • First & Only: QNAP Launches QTS-Android Combo NAS TAS-168/268,

    Featuring 4K HDMI-out as the Perfect Media Center for Entertainment & Education

    QNAP Launches QTS-Android Combo NAS TAS-168/268

    Taipei, Taiwan, December 1, 2015 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the world’s first and only QTS-Android Combo NAS – TAS-168 and TAS-268, which support QTS & Android™ dual systems. Both systems share the same storage database, allowing users to simultaneously access media files and documents from QTS and Android™. With a compact mini-tower design, the TAS-168/268 comfortably fits in homes and small offices/workspaces. Coupled with up to terabytes of storage capacity and 4K (H.265 & H.264) HDMI-out, the TAS-168/268 is the optimal budget-friendly multimedia NAS with unlimited app applications for modern digital lifestyles.

  •  Cooler Master at CES 2015

    Cooler Master announces that they will be showcasing all of their latest product innovations with cooling, cases, peripherals and power supplies, at its 5th annual Cooler Master Electronics Show (#CMES2015) that will be held at a sprwaling 6,000 ft, luxurious Palms Sky Villa Suite between January 6th and 9th. "Invitations to this private suite can be provided by your local Cooler Master rep."And for those that may not be able visit, HTL will likely be on the scene with coverage of the latest CoolerMaster products. See More

  • Cooler Master at CES 2015

    Cooler Master at CES 2015
    New Technologies & Product Portfolio

    Chino, California — Dec 30th 2014 — Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced that its 5th annual Cooler Master Electronics Show will be held at our luxurious Palms Sky Villa Suite between January 6th and 9th. Visit the #CMES2015 page for ongoing coverage.

  • SpotCam

    SpotCam announces a new Motion Masking feature for its SpotCam Wi-Fi home monitoring camera. "Found in professional security camera systems, SpotCam's new motion masking feature, attained by updating to the latest firmware, allows users to configure the camera to only monitor motions for a specified area."The SpotCam is currently available on Newegg and Amazon for the suggested retail price of $149.99.See More

  • Wi-Fi Video Home Monitoring Camera – SpotCam – Announces New Professional Grade Motion Detection Capability

    SpotCam – Announces New Professional Grade Motion Detection Capability
    New Motion Masking Feature Reduces False Alarms

    December 30, 2014, Taipei Taiwan - SpotCam, the cloud home monitoring service startup, announces a new Motion Masking feature for its SpotCam Wi-Fi home monitoring camera. Found in professional security camera systems, SpotCam's new motion masking feature, attained by updating to the latest firmware, allows users to configure the camera to only monitor motions for a specified area.

  • ADATA

    ADATA launches the Gold Edition of its XPG Z1 DDR4 overclocking memory, clocking in at the outrageously high speeds of 3000/3200/3300/3333MHz. "Besides supporting the latest Intel® Haswell-E platform, ADATA’s XPG Z1 Gold Edition DDR4 also provides ultimate performance for gamers, overclockers and PC enthusiasts, and also features higher power efficiency."See More

  • ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR will showcase its 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."See More

  • ADATA Launches its Gold Edition XPG Z1 DDR4 Overclocking Memory
    Performance Uncompromised

    ADATA Launches its Gold Edition XPG Z1 DDR4 Overclocking Memory

    Taipei, Taiwan – December 30, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the Gold Edition of its XPG Z1 DDR4 overclocking memory, clocking in at the outrageously high speeds of 3000/3200/3300/3333MHz. Besides supporting the latest Intel® Haswell-E platform, ADATA’s XPG Z1 Gold Edition DDR4 also provides ultimate performance for gamers, overclockers and PC enthusiasts, and also features higher power efficiency.

  • 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.

    ASUSTOR to Debut New NAS Applications at CES 2015

  • Lian Li

    Lian-Li announces that they will be showcasing their latests line up of alumminim PC chassis at the world's largest consumer technology trade show – CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from January 6 to 9, 2015. Lian Li invites all interested parties to visit the their booth, Westgate (formerly LVH) #50012, 50014, and 50016, and catch a glimpse of the recently released O Series open-air chassis as well as the aluminum desk chassis. "Visitors to the Lian Li booth will be able to take a seat at our Desk Chassis. Constructed of aluminum and combining the symbiotic relationship of desks and computer cases, these hybrid chassis allow DIY builders to build a full computer inside a desk and show off their hardware creations through tempered glass desktops."See More

  • Lian Li to Showcase Open Air Chassis at CES 2015

    Lian Li to Showcase Open Air Chassis at CES 2015
    Desk Chassis and Latest Lineup of Brushed Aluminum Cases Also on Display

    December 30, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd will be at the world's largest consumer technology trade show – CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from January 6 to 9, 2015. Lian Li invites all interested parties to visit the their booth, Westgate (formerly LVH) #50012, 50014, and 50016, and catch a glimpse of the recently released O Series open-air chassis as well as the aluminum desk chassis.

  • NVIDIA GRID

    For those that prefer to chill and play some mobile games,on the last Tuesday of 2014, NVIDIA announces that Overlord II is coming to the NVIDIA GRID on #GRIDTuesday.

     

  • Happy Holidays from Enermax & LEPA

    Happy Holidays from Enermax & LEPA

     

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  • Merry Christmas from ICY DOCK

    Merry Christmas from ICY DOCK

     

     

     

  • NVIDIA

    We have seen this before. Back in September, HTL informed its readers that NVIDIA filed an IP suit against Samsung and Qualcomm in U.S. District Court against Samsung and Qualcommcovering technology including programmable shading, unified shaders and multithreaded parallel processing.As expected, Samsung countersued, and both parties have been exchanging legal maneuvers ever since.

  • "Synology recently introduced the DS415+. This four-bay NAS mostly targets SMB users and is the first to use an Intel Rangeley quad-core CPU, which allows for very high performance in every possible usage scenario."

    techPowerUp

  • "In the world of computer cases there are many variations, but they are mostly boxes with splashes of style and the occasional window. Companies like In Win are at the opposite end of the spectrum, but the design choices for a case with commitment to artistic intent often entail a considerable price tag, and In Win consistently prices itself out of the mainstream market. So what about the middle ground? Enter the BitFenix Pandora. It boasts eye-catching looks, a slim design that seems even more so given the curved panels, and even has a color LCD screen that can be programmed with the image file of your choice!"

    PC Perspective

  • "We applaud companies that are willing to push the envelope with innovative hardware. Sometimes their efforts aren't rewarded by consumers, but unique designs that attempt to blaze new trails in existing markets are always interesting to say the least. In a way, the Galaxy Note Edge fits this description. Similar to 4K curved televisions, one has to wonder if the world truly needs a flagship smartphone with 160 extra pixels along its right edge. But as was the case when the original Note launched and many experts shook their heads in disapproval, the Note Edge could strike a chord with consumers and usher in a new wave of similar devices. Time will tell..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Phanteks is no stranger to building excellent computer hardware enthusiast system cases. Today we are looking at its Micro Tower Chassis. Designing and building a good computer chassis is easy to do when you have a lot of room to work with, but how does Phanteks go about it when space is at a premium? It makes more space."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "Cougar is a company that we have known for mainly power supplies and cases. With the popularity of gaming and eSports it seems they want it get it on it and they have started producing gaming peripherals. From the looks of it they are taking it very seriously with some pretty impressive keyboards and mice. Today we will be taking a look at their new flagship gaming keyboard the 700K. This keyboard has a ton of great features some of them include an aluminum chassis, Cherry MX mechanical keys, 6 programmable G-keys, three different profiles and some pretty sweet backlighting. Will this keyboard get you thinking about Cougar when it comes to gaming peripherals? Read on as we find out."

    Think Computers

  • "It's thanks to affordable, feature-filled motherboards such as the Asus X99-A that the LGA 2011-3 platform is within financial reach for a greater number of enthusiasts. Making a chip, board, and memory cost of less than £650 plausible, without skimping heavily on features, it's easy to see why the sub-£200 X99 motherboard market is so fiercely contested."

    Kitguru

  • OCInside

    "OCinside.de updated the overclocking software page again with dozens of small tools to tune, benchmark and test the PC components. If you like to overclock, backup, or monitor your PC hardware or if you just like to check your components, this is the right place for you. There are useful older Shareware and Freeware tools, as well as the latest tweaking tools to change the CPU multiplier, voltage or FSB and to overclock current nVidia or AMD video cards in Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux and Mac OS X. Additionally, the latest SiSoftware Sandra, FinalWire AIDA64, Futuremark 3DMark and PCMark benchmark programs are hosted in the most current version on the ocinside.de Servers. The overview contains direct downloads, links to the developers, a small description and the size of the respective software."

    OCInside

  • Samsung

    Samsung announces that they have started mass producing the industry’s first 8 gigabit (Gb), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM based on the company’s leading-edge 20-nanometer (nm) process technology. LPDDR memories are the most widely used “working memory” for mobile devices worldwide. "The new 20nm 8Gb LPDDR4 offers twice the performance and density compared to 4Gb LPDDR3 which was based on 20nm-class* process technology. The new 8Gb LPDDR4 chip allows a 4 gigabyte (GB) LPDDR4 package to be created."See More

  • Samsung Electronics Starts Mass Production of Industry’s First 8 Gigabit LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM

    Samsung announces industry’s first 8 Gigabit LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM

    Samsung pioneers the next generation of ultra-fast, high density mobile memory technology, opening the door to the era of 4GB mobile DRAM for a new level of mobile responsiveness

    SEOUL, South Korea --Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has started mass producing the industry’s first 8 gigabit (Gb), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM based on the company’s leading-edge 20-nanometer (nm) process technology. LPDDR memories are the most widely used “working memory” for mobile devices worldwide.

  • ADATA

    ADATA launches the new Choice UC340 flash drive that features trim geometric lines and a clean glossy finish. "Carry it on a neck strap, purse, or key chain. With SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, you can transfer anywhere between 16GB to 256GB of audio, video and data files in just a few moments."The ADATA UC340 USB3.0 Flash Drive will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com., MSRP: 16 GB $12.99, 32 GB $19.99, 64 GB $34.99, 128 GB $59.99, 256 GB $129.99. See More

  • ADATA Clicks Off a Stylish New UC340 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    ADATA New UC340 USB 3.0 Flash Drives.
    A Stylish Statement in Wearable Personal File Storage

    Taipei, Taiwan – December 23, 2014 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash applications, launches a new UC340 USB flash drive. The Choice UC340 flash drive features trim geometric lines and a clean glossy finish. Carry it on a neck strap, purse, or key chain. With SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, you can transfer anywhere between 16GB to 256GB of audio, video and data files in just a few moments. Just push-to-click the colored head to extend the USB connector. Push again to retract it. Simple, stylish, practical. Click into your style with ADATA’s UC340 flash drive!

  • Season's Greetings from the AMD FirePro Team

    Season's Greetings from the AMD FirePro Team

    As we get closer to the holidays, we would like to take a moment and thank you for your interest, support and for making AMD's success possible. 2014 has been an extremely exciting year for AMD. With your continued support, we look forward to an even more successful 2015. The AMD FirePro team wants to wish you a Happy Holiday and a successful New Year!

     

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  • Sceptre

    Sceptre enhances its selection of LED monitors with two compact models, the 22-inch E225W-1920 and the 24-inch E248W-1920. "Sceptre's latest monitors feature FHD 1080P resolution and an incredible 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a measure of image quality and the monitor's ability to display colors. Monitors with a higher dynamic contrast ratio are capable of producing more shades of the same color and darker blacks, which translates into lifelike images, vibrant scenes and a better viewing experience."See More

  • Sceptre Unveils 22-inch and 24-inch LED FHD Monitors

    Sceptre  E248W-1920- 24-inch LED Monitor

    Feature-rich 22-inch and 24-inch models ideal for dorm rooms, studios,  offices and home office

    City of Industry, CA December 22, 2014 Sceptre, superior manufacturers of world class LED and LCD HDTVs and PC monitors, enhances its selection of LED monitors with two compact models, the 22-inch E225W-1920 and the 24-inch E248W-1920.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Earlier this year, NVIDIA introduced the Maxwell architecture and a lot of upcoming features that Benchmark Reviews briefly talked about on the review of the GTX 980 by Olin Coles. These features were demonstrated in detail, but were still pending to be released on actual games, that is until Assassin's Creed Unity was released earlier this year. Thanks to NVIDIA GameWorks, game developers have the ability to use NVIDIA's sample libraries and SDKs as well as implementing some of the features mentioned that allow for a more realistic game-play experience."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "QPAD's newest gaming mats are put to the test. The new UC series is the simple soft-performance mat, while the FX-series seeks to bridge the gap between the harder hybrid mats and the soft top mats. Both are available in five different sizes, so you can get one that fits your needs. Prices start at a very reasonable €10 for the smallest ones."

    techPowerUp

  • "If you're in the market for a mechanical keyboard, we're here to help. We've gathered up five different gaming models from as many manufactures--Corsair, Roccat, Tt eSports, Razer, and Cooler Master, three of which are of the compact ten-keyless variety (fancy pants way of saying there's no dedicated number pad), the other two being full size planks. Granted, this is just a small sample of the numerous options available to you, though these are some of the more popular models by recognized brands in the gaming peripheral market..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Logitech is brand synonymous with mice, joysticks and other peripherals, providing a handy way to interact with your computer for over 20 years. Anyone who has used a computer for any amount of time knows Logitech and have used a variety of their products. Their peripheral lineup has come a long way from the beginnings, with washable keyboards, webcams and mice with over two dozen programmable buttons."

    PC Perspective

  • "Assassin's Creed Unity is out, wrapped in a tortilla of bugs and garnished with graphical glitches, the fourth patch to this game has been released with some new beta drivers. We will look at performance and find out what it takes to enjoy this game on the PC. A cold beer, or two, will certainly help."

    [H]ardOCP

  • The SSD Review

    "The Samsung 850 EVO is a third generation TLC NAND SSD, second 3D V-NAND product on the market, and the first SSD in the industry to feature 3-bit 3D V-NAND. At first people were weary of TLC NAND, due to the issues it presents. TLC NAND has much lower endurance and slower performance when compared to MLC and SLC. By the numbers, this speaks to a SSD that might be slower and have a lower lifespan than competing products, however, Samsung's TLC products have proven reliable, and after with two generations of planar (2D) TLC NAND products, more people are seeing TLC NAND products as a viable option. Now, Samsung have finally moved on to 3-bit 3D NAND manufacturing following their 2-bit 3D NAND manufacturing process. The simple truth is that, unless you are using your system for intense media projects, there won't be any visible difference whatsoever in what you see on your PC screen as compared to any other SSD, and, in fact, this might be the ideal consumer SSD."

    The SSD Review

  • Think Computers

    "We have taken a look at a few different DDR4 memory kits over the past couple of months. The kits ranged from entry-level to high-end. Kingston's HyperX brand is known as their high-end brand. Their best memory and solid state drives are part of the HyperX family. Of course with DDR4 being new we expected some new HyperX memory and Kingston delivered with their HyperX Predator series. This is not your typical memory, it is high-end with some of the tightest timings we have seen for DDR4 and the performance to match it. The Predator Series is available in speeds ranging from 2133 MHz all the way up to 3000 MHz. Today we will be taking a look at the HX424C12PB2K4/16 kit which is a 16 GB kit running at 2400 MHz with timings of 12-13-13-35 at 1.35V. Let's see what this kit can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "While we have been focusing recently on super high power output supplies in excess of 1000 watts, we felt today it was worth revisiting a popular unit sold by Overclockers UK for £85.99 inc vat. The Super Flower Leadex Gold 650W is fully modular with 80 Plus Gold Certification and support for two high end graphics cards – ideal for those building a new SLI or Crossfire system with a budget under £100."

    Kitguru

  • "It hasn't been since the last few years that the case fan has evolved from the same standard design to companies now introducing fans that serve a specific component purpose. With watercooling setups becoming more and more common among mainstream systems, it was only a matter of time before the standard case fan became obsolete and the enthusiast market demanded."

    Modders-Inc

  • "In our last memory review, we took a look at the Kingston HyperX Fury 1600MHz 16GB DDR3 memory kit. While Fury is a fantastic looking, and highly compatible, memory kit, it's considered a mainstream series for entry level systems. However, the HyperX Savage series takes performance up a notch, boasting higher quality modules and improved timings. Savage sports a candy apple red aluminum heat spreader that hints to its speed. We took the Kingston HyperX Savage 1600MHz 16GB DDR3 memory kit for a spin around the lab track to find out how much speed!"

    Futurelooks

  • NikkTech

    "I recall a time long ago when you would walk into a computer store and the only power supply units you'd find were low-cost OEM models which surprisingly enough would last long if you were lucky. Fast forward to today and if you visit a computer store chances are that you will find yourself in front of a wall of power supply units from a very large number of manufacturers, with power outputs ranging anywhere from 250W and up to 1500W and various 80 plus efficiency certifications. Low-cost OEM models do exist even today aimed towards casual users who don't wish to spend much on one such device but today you can also find models that cost even more than a brand new laptop. Today with us however we have something more affordable and more specifically the latest offering by our friends over at be quiet! the Straight Power 10 800W power supply unit."

    NikkTech

     

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  • Happy Holidays Greetings from Vantec

    Wishing you all the joys of the season
    and happiness throughout the coming year.

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  • Samsung Electronics Introduces SE790C Curved Monitor

    Samsung Electronics introduces its newest and most advanced curved monitor, model SE790C, delivering an enhanced immersive and comfortable viewing experience for multi-media entertainment and multi-tasking. "Alongside an optimized curvature design, ultra-wide quad high definition (ULTRA-WQHD) resolution and a superior contrast ratio, the new 34-inch curved monitor SE790C offers enhanced productivity and entertainment functionality within a sophisticated and ergonomic design."See More

  • Samsung Electronics Introduces SE790C Curved Monitor for the Ultimate in Immersive and Comfortable Viewing

    Samsung Electronics Introduces SE790C Curved Monitor.

    Optimized curvature, picture quality and complementary features deliver a best-in-class viewing experience for entertainment and multi-tasking

    Samsung Electronics introduces its newest and most advanced curved monitor, model SE790C, delivering an enhanced immersive and comfortable viewing experience for multi-media entertainment and multi-tasking. Alongside an optimized curvature design, ultra-wide quad high definition (ULTRA-WQHD) resolution and a superior contrast ratio, the new 34-inch curved monitor SE790C offers enhanced productivity and entertainment functionality within a sophisticated and ergonomic design.

  • RAIDMAX

    Just before the end of the year a variety of new products from the Taiwanese case manufacturer, Raidmax that new cases are now available at PC-Cooling. Fans of compact cases can look forward to several new cases: The “Element” in four different color options (black, blue, green and pink), the ultra-compact “Atomic” and the Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX cube "Hyperion". Also available are additional color options of the Seiran II and the Scorpio V, as well as the brand-new Viper GX II.See More

  • Quantified Gaming by Mionix

    Quantified Gaming - know more, game better, by Mionix Kiskstarter campaign announces the NAOS QG as the first smart gaming mouse that tracks your body reactions and provides you with insights into your performance. Via built in sensors, the NAOS QG tracks your heart rate, galvanic skin response and actions per minute. This data appears as a transparent overlay on your screen. "Just like athletes gather and analyze data, we want to do the same for gamers. Provide you with deep insights. Enable you to understand your reactions and optimize your gaming. Sounds awesome, right? You have no idea yet."See More

  • New Raidmax Cases Now Available at PC-Cooling

    New Raidmax cases now available at PC-Cooling

  • Now Overwolf will support MionixLabs on Quantified Gaming.

    Overwolf adds epic apps into PC games. Its rich inventory includes apps such as an in-game browser, Game capture, Skype, Twitch streaming, and more. It has been chosen as the official overlay solution for TeamSpeak. Now Overwolf will support MionixLabs on Quantified Gaming.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "With nine macro enabled buttons (with Razer Synapse 2.0), ergonomic design, and a fast 8200dpi sensor, does the ambidextrous Taipan have a place in Razer's lineup? In this Benchmark Reviews article, I will give an overview of this mouse, Razer's Goliathus Control pad and Synapse 2.0 software before delivering my final verdict on the package."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The X99 Gaming G1 is GIGABYTE's flagship product in their gaming line of Intel X99 chipset-based motherboards. The board support all Intel LGA2011-3 based processors paired with DDR4 memory in up to a quad channel configuration. The X99 Gaming G1 board prominently features GIGABYTE's new Gaming-line branding, adding sleek looks to its feature-packed design. At an MSRP of $349.99, the board comes at a premium price to match it premium status."

    PC Perspective

  • "Over the past several years, Lenovo has been aggressively targeting PC gamers, who are known both for their willingness to drop serious cash on hardware and for their skepticism of mainstream brands. Lenovo inherited some of IBM's corporate image when it took over the company's laptop business, but winners like the Yoga line got Lenovo tons of exposure with mainstream consumers too. Along the way, the entertainment-friendly Y series of laptops became Lenovo's gaming line: a suite of affordable systems that brought Lenovo's understated design sense to bear in a market awash in garish colors, lights, and gimmicks. The Y70 Touch is Lenovo's flagship mobile gaming PC, so we took it out for a spin..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "The Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive from Silicon Power has given us a pretty good impression regarding the transfer speeds and by using sandblasted zinc alloy and plastic, the overall look is quite professional."

    Madshrimps

  • "In this special, video-only edition of The TR Podcast, we're freestyling without Jordan--and without much of a plan. Instead, we take questions from the chat channel about whatever, including new GPUs coming in 2015, likely CES highlights, our iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review, and more. Also, Geoff talks about his efforts to create a new SSD test suite, and Cyril makes a troubling analogy."

    The Tech Report

  • Think Computers

    "A little over a year ago we took a look at Pivos's XIOS DS Media Player. This was Pivos's first media player and while it was a great machine, it was more of a DIY system as its more or less an Android box that you had to customize yourself. The newer Pivos XIOS XS has its own TOFU Media Center GUI, which is a Pivos-customized version of XBMC that runs on Android 4.2.2. This makes the XIOS XS more user-friendly as you can pretty much boot it up and be ready to go, much like the other major media / streaming players out there. Let's take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • The SSD Review

    "Over the years, consumers have demanded and pushed manufacturers to develop SSD toolboxes to use when they install an SSD in their system. Offering a SSD toolbox has become almost a necessity in today's SSD market. These toolboxes offer features such as drive health monitoring, feature activation, manual secure erase and TRIM triggers, as well as firmware update abilities and drive benchmarking. One such company that recognized this trend early on and helped shape the way toolboxes are today is Samsung; their software utility being the Samsung Magician. Something that sets Samsung Magician software apart from other toolboxes is its RAPID mode (Real-time Accelerated Processing of I/O Data), this having been introduced with the release of the Samsung 840 EVO."

    The SSD Review

  • "Getting yourself the right gaming keyboard can be a very personal experience. Chances are you want mechanical, even if you have not used one before. Switch choice is important, backlighting too - and you might want some macro buttons for good measure. If you want all that and love the colour orange, then maybe the ASUS STRIX Tactic Pro is what you are looking for? Featuring replaceable keycaps, near limitless simultaneous key presses and a ton of orange accenting, the Tactic Pro is hoping to drag its STRIX brand into the spotlight and give ASUS fans a different styling choice than its traditional ROG range. Is it good enough to stand on its own? Can it compete with boards of a similar price? That is what we are here to find out."

    Kitguru

  •  Happy Holidays from all of us at ZOTAC.

     

     

  • CableMod

    For years, outfitting a PC with custom cables has been a time-consuming and expensive endeavor. Modders have had to either do it themselves, spending hours upon hours sleeving their power supply cables individually, or spend hundreds of dollars on expensive cable sleeving services. Alternatively, they could choose sleeved cable extensions, but would have to put up with increased cable clutter due to physically longer cables. "What if there was a better way?"See More

  • Introducing CableMod

    Introducing CableMod - Premium Cables Turn PC Systems Into Works of Art

    Premium Cables Turn PC Systems Into Works of Art

    (December 19, 2014) - For years, outfitting a PC with custom cables has been a time-consuming and expensive endeavor. Modders have had to either do it themselves, spending hours upon hours sleeving their power supply cables individually, or spend hundreds of dollars on expensive cable sleeving services. Alternatively, they could choose sleeved cable extensions, but would have to put up with increased cable clutter due to physically longer cables. What if there was a better way?

  • Transcend

    Taiwan's top 20 brand names for 2014 were announced this week by the global branding consultancy Interbrand. For the eighth year in a row, Transcend Information appears on Interbrand's Best Taiwan Global Brands ranking, with a brand value of USD $142 million. "With superior product quality and excellent customer service, Transcend maintains a vast and loyal customer base. A comprehensive network of 14 offices worldwide has not only made Transcend a highly diversified international enterprise, but has also established the company as a fast-growing global memory brand."See More

  • Transcend Wins Interbrand's Best Taiwan Global Brands for 8th Consecutive Year With A Brand Value of USD $142 Million

    Transcend Information appears on Interbrand's Best Taiwan Global Brands ranking,

    December 19, 2014 -- Taiwan's top 20 brand names for 2014 were announced this week by the global branding consultancy Interbrand. For the eighth year in a row, Transcend Information appears on Interbrand's Best Taiwan Global Brands ranking, with a brand value of USD $142 million.

  • NVIDIA

    "Give the ultimate holiday gift, with a 32 GB LTE SHIELD tablet bundle for just $399. It includes the SHIELD controller, the Green Box Bundle of games, and NVIDIA GRID gaming service."And be sure to check out the latest NVIDIA SHIELD game titles, like Half-Life 2 Episode 1, Game of Thrones and Oddworld Stranger's Wrath, along with latest news and updates, for NVIDIA's #GRIDTuesday and SHIELD Hub. See More

  • Phoenix Online Publishing

    "In celebration of the 21st anniversary of the release of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers®, Pinkerton Road Studio and Phoenix Online Studios, developers of the recent 20th Anniversary Edition remake of the game, yesterday announced the release of a brand new comic book version of the short story “The Temptation” by Jane Jensen at www.GabrielKnight20th.com."See More

  • Satechi

    Quite often a bit of lighting can certainly make any rig special, and showcase all the hardware inside. "Satechi’s Computer LED Light Strip allows users to choose from sixteen different vibrant colors in order to illuminate and bring any computer workspace to life. The Computer LED Light Strip can be easily applied to most hardware and customized to fit a user’s needs and mood." The Satechi Computer LED Light Strip is available now for an introductory price of $29.99 at Satechi.net and Amazon.com.See More

  • ARCTIC

    ARCTIC cooling would like to wish everyone a Merry GREEN Christmas and a Happy New Year! And while they're at it, take a moment and the opportunity to foreground something really important – our environment. "Via recycling, smaller and ecofriendly packaging as well as optimized logistics, we generate less CO2. The rest is offset by our support for projects like "Geothermal Project in Indonesia“, "Hydropower in Taiwan“ or “Wastewater Treatment in Thailand.”See More

  • Happy Holidays!

    This holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible.

    We thank you for your continued support, and wish you all the best for the holidays and

    a prosperous New Year!

    Happy Holidays from Transcend 2015

  • The Ultimate Holiday NVIDIA SHIELD Bundle

  • Pinkerton Road  Studio

    GABRIEL KNIGHT: SINS OF THE FATHERS® CELEBRATES ITS 21ST ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW COMIC BOOK FEATURING FIRST NEW STORY IN GK SERIES SINCE 1999

    Fans of 20th Anniversary Edition Remake (www.GabrielKnight20th.com) Can Download “The Temptation” Comic Book Chapter 1 Free Today, with More Chapters Due in January

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

    Mount Joy, Penn. – December 18th, 2014 – In celebration of the 21st anniversary of the release of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers®, Pinkerton Road Studio and Phoenix Online Studios, developers of the recent 20th Anniversary Edition remake of the game, yesterday announced the release of a brand new comic book version of the short story “The Temptation” by Jane Jensen at www.GabrielKnight20th.com. Also available in short story form, “The Temptation” is the first new story in the Gabriel Knight series since the third game, Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned, was released in 1999.

  • Illuminate & Customize Hardware with Satechi’s Computer LED Light Strip

    Satechi Computer LED Light Strip

    SAN DIEGO – Dec. 18, 2014 – Satechi’s Computer LED Light Strip, available now, allows users to choose from sixteen different vibrant colors in order to illuminate and bring any computer workspace to life. The Computer LED Light Strip can be easily applied to most hardware and customized to fit a user’s needs and mood.

  • "With ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboards it's all about the sequels. You have to wonder just how long ASUS can keep its momentum pumping out sequel after motherboard sequel. ASUS' Maximus VII Impact shows us that there is seemingly no end in sight, and very likely with good measure as well."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "The Lian Li PC-O5SX is for those who want to show off their hardware in an elegant way, while using their system for more than just media playback. With an intricate interior that can house powerful enthusiast-grade hardware, a great mixture of materials, and an industrial look, the PC-O5SX aims to combine the best of both worlds - design and function."

    techPowerUp

  • Think Computers

    "Well it's that time of year again. The days are shorter, darker, and for many of us the ground has already turned white...again. And so as the year comes to a close we start to take stock of what the previous year has brought us. We remember the good times that were had and maybe the bad. Perhaps it's an attempt to add value to the time lost, to reassure ourselves that we did indeed use our time well. Certainly one of the most interesting aspects of this time of year is the inevitable posting of lists! All the listing and ordering of events, items, and achievements must bring the writer a sense of closure and completeness, but really who cares we just love reading these lists! Not wanting to leave you feeling short handed, ThinkComputers is excited to bring you our own twist on the yearly list. It was just a few years ago that the all in one liquid cooling solution really hit the market, but in that short time the AIO has now become a must have for the serious computerenthusiast. This past year ThinkComputers has reviewed many of them for you, some good, some not so great. Bringing the year to a close, we would like to present to you 2014's best AIO coolers as reviewed by ThinkComputers."

    Think Computers

  • The SSD Review

    "In the past, overclocking has been seen as sort of "hacking" your hardware to run outside of the manufacturer's specifications. This type of behavior would have been against the manufacturer's wishes and likely void your warranty. However, today we live in a world of overclocking competitions and world records. Many of the very same companies that would have forbidden it in the past, now not only endorse it by sponsoring competitive teams, but design hardware tailored specifically to overclocking enthusiasts. This brings us to this report's subject, the ASRock X99 OC Formula; a motherboard designed by top overclocker Nick Shih, who currently holds the world record for overclocking the Intel Core i7 5960X to a previously unheard of 6620.73 MHz, on this very motherboard."

    The SSD Review

  • "Not everyone has the budget for huge 7.1 surround sound kits. So what can you get towards the lower end of the spectrum? How about a pair of Edifier 980T speakers with full MDF frames and a specially formulated bass reflex port on each? At £50, they might be just what you are looking for – so let us see if they stand up to our battery of tests."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "We've mentioned plenty of times in the past that CPU Coolers come in many sizes and designs but what happens if you take one of the top performance tower (U-type) models and shrink it just enough to fit virtually every PC case? Well we know that you will not have nearly the same cooling efficiency as the regular sized model but you should get better results compared always to a top-down (C-Type) CPU cooler. Noctua did this with their NH-U9S CPU Cooler which we reviewed a while back so it was really a matter of time before we came across other similar models by the leading manufacturers in the field and so just days after that review with us we have the brand new Macho 90 by our friends over at Thermalright."

    NikkTech

  • "Several weeks ago, during an episode of the PC Perspective Podcast, we talked about a new all-in-one machine from MSI with a focus on gaming. Featuring a quad-core Intel Haswell processor and a GeForce GTX 980M GPU, the MSI AG270 2QE takes the best available hardware for mobile gaming and stuffs them into a machine with an integrated 1080p touch screen. The result is likely to be the most potent gaming AIO that you will find available; it should be more than capable of tackling modern games at the integrated panel's 1920x1080 resolution."

    PC Perspective

  • "Yes, we've finally focused our full attention on reviewing a smartphone in depth. What better place to start than the new iPhones?"

    The Tech Report

  • A Merry Green Xmas from ARCTIC

    A Merry Green Xmas from ARCTIC

    ARCTIC want to take the opportunity to foreground something really important – our environment.

    Via recycling, smaller and ecofriendly packaging as well as optimized logistics, we generate less CO2. The rest is offset by our support for projects like „Geothermal Project in Indonesia“, „Hydropower in Taiwan“ or “Wastewater Treatment in Thailand”. You can find more information about our contribution to a hopefully soon white Christmas once again, here.

  • Asetek Announces Significant Victory in Intellectual Property Lawsuit

    Asetek Announces Significant Victory in Intellectual Property Lawsuit.

    December 18, 2014 — Asetek announced today that on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, a jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California unanimously ruled in favour of Asetek on all claims in its patent infringement suit against CMI USA, Inc. (“CMI,” formerly known as Cooler Master USA, Inc.).

  • Asetek

    Asetek announced today that on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, a jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California unanimously ruled in favour of Asetek on all claims in its patent infringement suit against CMI USA, Inc. (“CMI,” formerly known as Cooler Master USA, Inc.).See More

  • Lian Li

    Lian-Li launches the O Series of sleek and slim open-air, wall-mountable aluminum chassis, the mini-itx PC-O5, PC-O5S, micro-itx PC-O6S, and the ATX PC-O7S, and all feature a tempered glass window to showcase your hardware. "Previewed to the worldwide technology community in its prototype stage, the O Series chassis final design reflect the feedback of the DIY community, and feature oversized tempered glass windows, a PCI riser cards, and sleek aluminum construction."See More

  • Lian Li Launches O Series Wall-Mountable Chassis

    Lian Li Launches O Series Wall-Mountable Chassis.

    Four Sleek Open-Air Aluminum Chassis With Large Tempered Glass Windows

    December 18, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today launches the O Series open-air, wall-mountable chassis: PC-O5, PC-O5S, PC-O6S and PC-O7S. Previewed to the worldwide technology community in its prototype stage, the O Series chassis final design reflect the feedback of the DIY community, and feature oversized tempered glass windows, a PCI riser cards, and sleek aluminum construction.

  • ADATA

    ADATA® announces they will showcase its complete line of innovative consumer products in the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Shows (CES), taking place January 6 – 9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. "ADATA’s display will include the world’s fastest DDR4 memory, a full range of solid-state drives (SSD), USB 3.1 external storage and Type C USB flash drives. ADATA invites 2015 CES attendees to come visit the Venetian Hotel’s Piazza Suite to see the latest innovations in PC memory and storage technology."See More

  • ADATA to Give a Glimpse into Innovative Consumer Products at CES 2015

    ADATA to Give a Glimpse into Innovative Consumer Products at CES 2015
    World’s fastest DDR4 Memory, USB 3.1, and LED lighting products in the Spotlight

    Taipei, Taiwan – December 18th, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash application products, will show its complete line of innovative consumer products in the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Shows (CES), taking place January 6 – 9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. ADATA’s display will include the world’s fastest DDR4 memory, a full range of solid-state drives (SSD), USB 3.1 external storage and Type C USB flash drives. ADATA invites 2015 CES attendees to come visit the Venetian Hotel’s Piazza Suite to see the latest innovations in PC memory and storage technology.

  • AMD

    AMD announces a significant update to its CodeXL unified tool suite for developers, designed to accelerate applications running on AMD processors. CodeXL is AMD’s primary developer tool for generating detailed information about the real-world performance of AMD Central Processing Units (CPUs), Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). AMD CodeXL version 1.6 provides GPU profiling capabilities and API-level debugging for OpenCL™ 2.0 applications. " CodeXL 1.6 also introduces a new advanced tool for profiling APU power consumption, which enables developers to reduce the power requirements of their application."See More

  • AMD Continues Its Legacy of Software Development Innovation with New CodeXL Tool Suite

    AMD Continues Its Legacy of Software Development Innovation with New CodeXL Tool Suite

     — OpenCL 2.0 Support and New Power Profiling Capability —

    SUNNYVALE, California —December 17, 2014AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a significant update to its CodeXL unified tool suite for developers, designed to accelerate applications running on AMD processors. CodeXL is AMD’s primary developer tool for generating detailed information about the real-world performance of AMD Central Processing Units (CPUs), Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). AMD CodeXL version 1.6 provides GPU profiling capabilities and API-level debugging for OpenCL™ 2.0 applications. CodeXL 1.6 also introduces a new advanced tool for profiling APU power consumption, which enables developers to reduce the power requirements of their application. These features significantly bolster the tools available to developers for creating applications on either Windows® or Linux® that take advantage of the inherent processing capability of heterogeneous system architecture (HSA).

  • EVGA

    EVGA is proud to announce that the EVGA X99 motherboard lineup is one of two motherboard manufacturers that offers full compatibility for high performance G.Skill memory of 3000MHz and above. EVGA was able to fine tune the memory performance, XMP support and compatibility to offer enthusiasts full support for the fastest DDR4 memory available today.See More

  • EVGA X99 Motherboards and G.Skill High Performance Memory Offer Top Performance and Compatibility

    EVGA X99 Motherboards 

    December 17th, 2014 – EVGA is proud to announce that the EVGA X99 motherboard lineup is one of two motherboard manufacturers that offers full compatibility for high performance G.Skill memory of 3000MHz and above. EVGA was able to fine tune the memory performance, XMP support and compatibility to offer enthusiasts full support for the fastest DDR4 memory available today.

  • Thermalright

    Right before for Christmas, Thermalright presents two new CPU coolers, which have been designed especially for fans of compact Mini-ITX or Micro-ATX systems: The Macho 90 and the Silver Arrow ITX. Both coolers are expected to be available in stores next week. The MSRP for the Macho 90 is 29.99 Euro, of the Silver Arrow ITX 59.99 Euro, all prices incl. 19% VAT.See More

  • Thermalright Macho 90 and Silver Arrow ITX

    Thermalright Macho 90 und Silver Arrow ITX

    Right before for Christmas we present two new CPU coolers, which have been designed especially for fans of compact Mini-ITX or Micro-ATX systems: The Macho 90 and the Silver Arrow ITX.

  • "MSI's GTX 970 Gaming is probably the best GTX 970 on the market. It comes overclocked out of the box, with an amazing cooler that is noise-free during light gaming, and extremely quiet in even the most demanding titles. Temperatures are great, too, so you should definitely consider this card if you are in the market for a GTX 970."

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "First announced at Computex in June, Roccat's newest gaming mouse has finally hit the market. Packing an 8200 DPI laser sensor, Roccat's EasyShift[+] function, configurable LED lighting in two zones and 12 programmable buttons (16 programmable "actions" if scroll up/down, etc. is included) the Tyon appears to check all of the same boxes as many high-end gaming peripherals. Look a little closer though, and you'll see that the Tyon adds a few boxes other mice can't check: a "dorsal fin" switch and an analog paddle. Powered by Roccat's Talk FX software suite, will these innovations change your game? Benchmark Reviews has received the black version of the Tyon (model ROC-11-850, also available in white) and we're ready to run it through the gauntlet."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Now that Intel's newest LGA 1150 motherboard chipset is out in full force, numerous enthusiast-class boards abound. We've already taken a look at five Z97 motherboards from Gigabyte, EVGA, and MSI, and this time around we're reviewing the Asus Z97-Pro (Wi-Fi ac). This board is one of Asus' mid-range offerings in the $200 price range and is interesting on the storage front as it includes both M.2 and SATA Express, so its as future proof as it gets when it comes to storage options--at least for today. This board also comes in a non-Wi-Fi version, dubbed simply "Pro," as well as versions that are more expensive and less expensive, but all share the same aesthetic and general feature set, so in a way this review is for several motherboards, not just one..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Today we look at the latest power supply from Seasonic – just in time for Christmas! Their festive looking 'Snow Silent' power supply is fully modular, with 80 Plus Platinum certification. Seasonic have incorporated a new low noise fluid dynamic bearing fan along with a rather eye catching white paint job. They are in stock now at Overclockers UK for £209.95 – but is it worth the money?"

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "It is that time of year again, Holidays! We always ask our families for things we would like each year, but we don't always get them. The staff here at ThinkComputers has compiled a list of products they would like this year for the Holiday. Even though we get the oppurtunity to review some pretty awesome products there are still some things we would like. Check out our wish lists for this year!"

    Think Computers

  • NikkTech

    "Do you and your family feel safe nowadays? This is a question i find asking myself very often lately and judging by what's happening around me i don't really feel very confident. I mean last year alone where i live we've had 4 armed robberies and although I'm certain that in some places this is nothing still where i live we haven't had anything similar for well over 3 decades so this feels extremely weird to all of us. That being said doing nothing is obviously not the way to go so people seem to pay much more attention now when it comes to their safety so more and more where i live have chosen to install security systems such as home alarms and cameras kits over the past year or so. Today we will be focusing this review around one of the latest NVR Security Systems by KGUARD, the MARS Home Series MH-4140."

    NikkTech

  • "SilverStone has a long-standing reputation for providing a full line of high quality enclosures, power supplies, cooling components, and accessories for PC enthusiasts. Today we are going to mix it up a bit and focus our attention on smaller rather than larger. Not everyone needs or wants a 1,000W plus PC power supply. And if you have a small form factor case or are struggling to find room inside a cramped ATX enclosure, SilverStone's new SX600-G SFX power supply may just be the solution you are looking for."

    PC Perspective

  • Pirate Bay database on ISOHunt

    Shortly after last week's police raid in Sweden officially closed down The Pirate Bay Website, there was some question as to when and if one of the world’s most visited websites would be back online. Even though the Pirate Bay founders have already been convicted of copyright infringement offenses and some have been jailed, the site has proved difficult to close down permanently.

  • Angelbird

    Angelbird, Austria’s premium SSD manufacturer, is now offering the SSD wrk and SSD wrk for Mac with 1 terabyte of storage. "The new drives combine the highest storage capacity with great performance, robustness and efficiency in an ultra-slim aluminum chassis - making it the perfect choice to upgrade a Mac®, MacBook®, MacBook pro, PC or Notebook."The two new 1TBmodels of the SSD wrk are now available for 599.99 USD (483.25 EUR). All prices excl. VAT. See More

  • Angelbird extends SSD wrk-series with 1 terabyte models

    SSD wrk 1TB for Mac.

    Premium solid-state drive with maximum capacity and native TRIM support

    Lustenau, December 17, 2014 - Angelbird, Austria’s premium SSD manufacturer, is now offering the SSD wrk and SSD wrk for Mac with 1 terabyte of storage. The new drives combine the highest storage capacity with great performance, robustness and efficiency in an ultra-slim aluminum chassis - making it the perfect choice to upgrade a Mac®, MacBook®, MacBook pro, PC or Notebook.

  • Princeton Hacker Builds Real-Time Sign-Language Interpreter Using Jetson TK1

    One of the stories featured in the recent edition of the NVIDIA December Newsletter deserves special merit and acknowledgement as "NVIDIA recently visited Princeton University to see what the next generation of computer science engineers could do with the NVIDIA® Tegra® K1-powered Jetson TK1 DevKit. The end result? ASL Tegra, an aptly named device that translates sign language into text messages in real-time."See More

  • Princeton Hacker Builds Real-Time Sign-Language Interpreter Using Jetson TK1

    Princeton Hacker Builds Real-Time Sign-Language Interpreter Using Jetson TK1.

    Sleep deprivation. Rushed meals. Caffeinated cookies. Cramped quarters. And utter chaos. Princeton’s twice-yearly HackPrinceton engineering gathering is our kind of fun.

    So we couldn’t resist putting our Jetson TK1 development kit – with its parallel processing and computer vision capabilities – into the fray. The event draws hundreds not just from the school, but from as far afield as MIT, University of North Carolina, University of Waterloo and Columbia.

  • NVIDIA TegraZone

    Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft is now available for download on Google Play, as NVIDIA announces that the "game plays great on SHIELD tablet and will be featured in the new SHIELD Hub and on TegraZone." See More

  • NVIDIA TegraZone

    NVIDIA SHIELD Hub’s new layout has been redesigned to show more of your games upfront to minimize scrolling. The My PC Games and GRID tabs now shows more games with vertical scrolling, making it much easier to navigate large lists and find the game you’re looking for. "The look and feel of SHIELD Hub has been refreshed to reflect Google’s Material Design language with subtle animations, layers, and updated iconography."See More

  • MSI

    "2014 has been a fantastic year for MSI's X99 Series motherboard, having won over 99 coveted awards and counting! Packed with features such as DDR4 memory speeds, MSI's unique Streaming Engine, Turbo M.2 and Audio Boost (just tot name a few), it's no surprise that MSI's X99 series motherboards are taking the world by storm." MSI's also announces it's best deals on the purchase of any GT or GS series gaming laptops, along with the 'Pick Your Path' free games bundled when you purchase select MSI gaming hardware powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX.See More

  • Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft Now Available for SHIELD Tablet

    Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft Now Available for SHIELD Tablet

    Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft is now available for download on Google Play.

    The game plays great on SHIELD tablet and will be featured in the new SHIELD Hub and on TegraZone.

  • SHIELD Hub Gets Material Design Makeover

     SHIELD Hub receives major updates

    SHIELD Hub’s new layout has been redesigned to show more of your games upfront to minimize scrolling. The My PC Games and GRID tabs now shows more games with vertical scrolling, making it much easier to navigate large lists and find the game you’re looking for. The look and feel of SHIELD Hub has been refreshed to reflect Google’s Material Design language with subtle animations, layers, and updated iconography.

  • MSI News (header)MSI News - Over 99 Awards for MSI's X99 motherboards

  • NVIDIA GRTID

    NVIDIA celebrates the premier of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies movie they are releasing a pair of Middle-earth related titles on NVIDIA GRID. LEGO The Lord of the Rings and LEGO The Hobbit are two family-friendly games they hope will provide some quality holiday gameplay to SHIELD owners.

  • "Forming the more competitively-priced option in MSI's LGA 2011-3 OC Series motherboard range, the X99S MPower aims to balance the requirements of overclockers, gamers, and enthusiasts at a sub-£190 price tag. Can the features, overclocking functionality, and likeable yellow and black colour scheme attract overclocking users to MSI's aggressively-priced X99S MPower?"

    Kitguru

  • "In this episode we look back on the evolution of the overclocking motherboard and discuss how live overclocking needs to change."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "The R7 240 AMD-Branded SSD succeeds to perform really well and positions itself along with the latest Vertex 460 and Vector 150 drives from OCZ; the product succeeds to render very good write speeds and it comes in 7mm format, which makes it compatible with the latest ultrabooks. AMD has extended the warranty to 4 years and for added value we are also getting the Acronis proven drive cloning software for easy migration."

    Madshrimps

  • "We have smartphones. We have smart Blu-ray players. We even have smart lightbulbs, so I suppose it's about time that we get ourselves a smart projector too. AAXA Technologies has an increasingly large catalog of mobile and pico projectors and now they're getting even smarter with the descriptively-named AAXA LED Android Pico Projector. It doesn't take the smartest of rocket scientists to figure out that this pico projector comes with a bright LED light source along with some Google Android action under the hood."

    MegaTechNews

  • Hardware Labs

    Hardware Labs Performance Systems, Inc, PC liquid cooling pioneer and manufacturer of the Black Ice® NEMESIS® Advanced PC Radiators, recently filed a trademark infringement case against Raijintek Co. Ltd., and Raijintek's exclusive European distributor Berlin-based -Caseking GmbH. "The complaint in a German court, cites that Caseking GmbH and Rajintek Ltd. Taiwan allegedly acted in bad faith, and in collusion, to infringe on Hardware Labs' registered trademark NEMESIS® by deliberately importing, marketing, distributing and retailing a CPU cooler bearing the registered trademark."See More

  • NENESIS Newsroom

    Hardware Labs Sues EU Distribution Giant Caseking GmbH for Trademark Infringement

    December 16, 2014 -- Hardware Labs Performance Systems, Inc, PC liquid cooling pioneer and manufacturer of the Black Ice® NEMESIS® Advanced PC Radiators, recently filed a trademark infringement case against Raijintek Co. Ltd., and Raijintek's exclusive European distributor Berlin-based -Caseking GmbH.

  • ADATA

    ADATA has received the prestigious Golden Pin Award 2014 from among an approximate 2000 other entries by matching extremely eye-catching design features with superior performance. "Thanks to advanced R&D, innovation and rigorous quality control, ADATA’s Elite CE700 wireless charging stand, Choice PC500 power bank and Elite SE720 external solid state drive stand well above competitors’ offerings."See More

  • ADATA Wins Golden Pin Design Award 2014

    Elite CE700 / Choice PC500 / Elite SE720

    Taipei, Taiwan – Dec. 16, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM computer memory modules and NAND Flash application products, has received the prestigious Golden Pin Award 2014 from among an approximate 2000 other entries by matching extremely eye-catching design features with superior performance. Thanks to advanced R&D, innovation and rigorous quality control, ADATA’s Elite CE700 wireless charging stand, Choice PC500 power bank and Elite SE720 external solid state drive stand well above competitors’ offerings.

  • ASUSTOR

    "ASUSTOR launches 2 and 4 bay tower models NAS devices for new 50T and 51T series, equipped with the latest Intel Celeron 2.41GHz dual-core processors and Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz quad-core processors along with 1GB and 2GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory, CPUs feature burst frequencies of 2.58GHz and 2.41GHz, releasing additional power and satisfying the needs of prosumers and enterprise users."See More

  • ASUSTOR Launches 2 and 4 bay Models for new High Speed 50T and 51T Series

    ASUSTOR Fast AS5 Series

    ASUSTOR launches 2 and 4 bay tower models NAS devices for new 50T and 51T series, equipped with the latest Intel Celeron 2.41GHz dual-core processors and Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz quad-core processors along with 1GB and 2GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory, CPUs feature burst frequencies of 2.58GHz and 2.41GHz, releasing additional power and satisfying the needs of prosumers and enterprise users.

    Taipei, Taiwan, December 16th, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of its 50T and 51T series NAS devices consisting of four new comprehensive high performance NAS models. These new models include the AS5002T, AS5004T, AS5102T and AS5104T. The models come equipped with the latest Intel Celeron 2.41GHz dual-core processors and Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz quad-core processors respectively, along with 1GB and 2GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory which is expandable to a maximum of 8GB. All new devices come with a wealth of powerful features including an automatic burst function that allows the CPU to increase its frequency for additional power when needed and a CPU floating-point unit for added computing power. Additionally, 50T and 51T series devices feature the quickest memory installation and expansion in the industry along with one-click installation for multimedia Apps, smart fans that automatically regulate the system temperature for stable operation and ASUSTOR’s exclusive automatic smart system sleep mode (S3) and instant wake.

  • Sennheiser

    Audio specialist Sennheiser is launching a special limited-edition MOMENTUM On-Ear bundle in support of DJ Luciano’s One Coin For Life charity, which is featured in a Sennheiser film as part of the ‘What’s Your MOMENTUM?’ project. "In addition to a pair of MOMENTUM On-Ear headphones in red, the bundle includes ten tracks by Luciano, with a contribution from every pair sold going to the DJ’s charitable foundation."See More

  • The Sound of Change: Sennheiser and DJ Luciano release a limited edition MOMENTUM On-Ear bundle for charity

    MOMENTUM On-Ear Red.jpg

    The MOMENTUM On-Ear Red included in the One Coin For Life bundle offers incredible sound with a simple, pure design and high-quality materials such as stainless steel and Alcantara®.

    Old Lyme, Conn., December 15, 2014 – Audio specialist Sennheiser is launching a special limited-edition MOMENTUM On-Ear bundle in support of DJ Luciano’s One Coin For Life charity, which is featured in a Sennheiser film as part of the ‘What’s Your MOMENTUM?’ project. In addition to a pair of MOMENTUM On-Ear headphones in red, the bundle includes ten tracks by Luciano, with a contribution from every pair sold going to the DJ’s charitable foundation.

  • "One of the difficulties with purchasing a mechanical keyboard is that they are quite expensive and vary greatly in subtle, but important ways. First and foremost, we have the different types of keyswitches. These are the components that are responsible for making each button behave, and thus varying them will lead to variations in how those buttons react and feel."

    PC Perspective

  • "In-Win manufactures a curious mix of PC cases. In the past we have seen basic (but worthy) Mini-ITX cases such as the BL641 and more recently the GR One gaming tower and GT1 (as seen in our Falcon PC review). Then we come to the In-Win Signature Products which include the £320 D-Frame and this £249.95 D-Frame Mini. It's an open system that is constructed from welded aluminium tubes with smoked tempered glass panels on both side. The result is a visual delight. The chassis we saw is black with red silicon bumpers. Alternatively you can have red with black bumpers or orange with blue bumpers which may sound foul but actually looks amazing."

    Kitguru

  • "Silverstone aims to dominate the Steam-powered HTPC/Gaming arena with the Raven RVZ01 as it may hold a large GPU of up to 330 mm in size - all while aiming for the golden middle between performance, cooling, and expandability. With a sub-100 USD price tag, the chassis may just be what you need if you are out to build a cool-looking but small gaming power house."

    techPowerUp

  • The SSD Review

    "It has been quite a while since Mushkin has released a new SSD product. Our last Mushkin product review was in 2013 where we ripped apart their Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD which utilizes multiple SandForce controller based SSDs on a single PCIe card. Mushkin has been utilizing SandForce controllers in the majority of their SSD product line for the past few years. Mushkin has decided it is time for a bit of a change. Today we are reporting on Mushkin's latest 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD, the Reactor. This time around, Mushkin has decided to follow suit, as many others have already, and turn to Silicon Motion for a new controller. It is a great change as it has finally enabled them to expand the capacity range of their 2.5" SSD product line to 1TB!"

    The SSD Review

  • "Large screen smartphones, a.k.a. phablets, are expected to account for nearly 25% of all smartphone shipments this year. Given the popularity and prevalence of these large-screen devices which includes LG's G3, Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, and HTC's One Max, it's not surprising that Google is also going big with its latest flagship phone, the Nexus 6. Even before the Nexus 6 was announced, its codename of Shamu (named after the whale at SeaWorld) pretty much gave away the fact that this flagship smartphone was going to be a large-screen device. The Nexus 6 has the largest screen we've seen from Google yet at 5.96-inches. This screen is also larger than Apple's iPhone 6 Plus by 0.4 inches and by 0.2 inches versus Samsung's Galaxy Note 4..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "In Win has been known for creating some pretty crazy cases over the past few years. Cases that are not your typical mid tower and really stand out. Some of these cases include the Tou, X-Frame, H-Frame and 904. In Win's original D-Frame was introduced a couple of years ago and it was truly unique. With the popularity of smaller systems, especially mini-ITX systems In Win is back with the D-Frame Mini, a mini-ITX version of their iconic D-Frame case. It features the same aluminum tube framework and open-air design as the original D-Frame, has room for graphics cards up to 340mm, full-size power supplies up to 220mm and even a 240mm radiator. This is one of the most unique cases we have seen all year, let's jump in!"

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "Today, we test some brand new DDR4 memory modules here at OCinside.de, which are supplied without heat spreaders, but reasonable priced. In this review, we have selected four Crucial 4 GB DDR4-2133 CL15 memory modules as 16 GB DDR4 Quad Channel Kit and tested on an Intel LGA 2011-3 system with ASRock X99 Extreme6 motherboard and Intel Core i7-5930K processor. Of course the DDR4 modules have been overclocked again to the limit and we have added a DDR4 comparison chart with all previously tested DDR4 modules."

    OCInside

  • Func

    Thanks to popular demand, the popular Func HS-260 analogue stereo headset is now being offered in a white edition. "The Func HS-260 White Edition continues to feature the same comfortable design, extremely accurate sound image and added features of the removable microphone / detachable cord solution to ensure you have a well-rounded, multi-functional gaming headset." The MSRP for the Func HS-260 White is $79.95 USD / €69,95. See More

  • Func adds new version of the popular HS-260 to the range

    Func HS-260, now available in WHITE!
    Func HS-260, now available in WHITE!

    December 15th, 2014. Func is excited to announce an additional version of the popular Func HS-260 analogue stereo headset.

  • Microsoft

    Many folks that use a Windows PC may have set the updates to process automatically to keep their systems secure and trouble free. Yet sometimes things do not go as smoothy as expected and can make things a bit more troublesome than necessary. Take for example, installing the new AMD Catalyst Omega software suite released earlier this week. Several users once again reported having problems with the AMD Catalyst Suite driver install, and may have thought that the new drivers were to blame. As it turns out, these issues went a lot farther than expected.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The AORUS Thunder M7 MMO Gaming Mouse is a 16 button fully-programmable gaming mouse. Featuring an advanced 8200dpi laser and the utlra-durable Omron switches. Combine these features with AORUS's robust "Macro Engine", and you've got yourself one sweet little mouse. We at Benchmark Reivews have been given the opportunity to review a few of their products, in this review we're going to be talking about the AORUS Thunder M7 MMO Gaming Mouse. Let's dive in!"

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "MSI's unapologetically large GT70 "Dominator Pro" series of machines knows its audience well: for every gripe about the notebooks' hulking sizes, a snicker and a shrug are returned by the community, who rarely value such items as portability as highly as the critics who are hired to judge based on them. These machines are built for power, first and foremost. While featherweight construction and manageable dimensions matter to those regularly tossing machines into their bags, by contrast, MSI's desktop replacements recognize the meaning of their classification: the flexibility of merely moving around the house with one's gaming rig is reason enough to consider investing in one."

    PC Perspective

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Aaron Howe's "Ex-Box PC" build. Here is what he had to say about it: I used to work for xbox tech support, and after leaving their employment I repaired 360's on the side. Due to this I had some extras lying around, and wanted to see if it was possible to put a computer inside of one without any major components sticking out. All previous builds you could see GPU fans, or CPU coolers sticking out, and I felt like that was ugly. I wanted to make it be a 'sleeper' - so that is what I set out to do, and believe I accomplished."

    Think Computers

  • "The tablet from the E-CEROS Chinese OEM has really impressed us in terms of performance; Revolution 2 is the successor of the original Revolution tablet which was launched last year and packs a gorgeous IPS 2048x1536 9.7'' display and in some way it has some resemblances with the Apple products."

    Madshrimps

  • "The Asus TP300L Transformer Flip is a 13.3-inch thin and light laptop that doubles up as a Windows 8.1 touch screen tablet. This is a neat trick that hinges, ahem, around the hinge. Instead of simply allowing you to open the screen and fold it back to a comfortable viewing angle you can swing the screen through a full 360 degrees until it ends up on the underside of the keyboard."

    Kitguru

  • "XBone got you down? Is the PS4 just too "Sony" for you? Do you long for the days when you can play steam games on your big screen? Fear not SYBER Gaming has you covered."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "IT infrastructure and storage has always been part of serious conversation between IT engineers and their bosses. As always IT Engineers want to use the best of the newest technologies while their bosses want to keep every project under a tight budget. It's always an ongoing battle, however both sides always come to some mutual agreement that benefits both sides."

    Modders-Inc

  • "Join us for this year's last System Guide update, in which we've fine-tuned our picks for your eleventh-hour Christmas shopping needs. This holiday edition also features a new wildcard build, the Cuboid, and tips on how to evade the specter of planned obsolescence—for now."

    The Tech Report

  • Snail Games

    Snail Games will display and demo their groundbreaking product line at the International CES, January 6-9 from Tech East Booth #25602 in the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall. The company will also exhibit at CES Unveiled on Sunday, January 4 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. "The show will mark the official launch of Snail's new gaming smartphones, dubbed the W and W 3D. The devices feature a gamepad-style design and innovative software to bring the feel of traditional game controllers to the mobile marketplace, with the W 3D also including Snail’s latest advancement in eye-tracking glasses-free 3D display technology."See More

  • Spire

    Spire is rolling out products which will make your long hours of computing more comfortable and better for your well being. The latest addition to our ergonomic line is the Curvature. "The Curvature series ergonomic Keyboards are high quality, multimedia keyboards, intended to relieve the strain of everyday computer use. The special curved and arched shape of this keyboard give your arms a more natural position and let’s your wrists relax while typing, instead of the regular strained position with generic keyboards."The Spire Curvature (SP-K4003-USB) has a suggested MSRP: (Euro, ex VAT) € 41,95, (Dollar, ex VAT) $51.95 and is backed by a 2 year warranty. See More

  • Snail Games USA to Launch First Gaming Smartphones and Console at 2015 International CES
      Snail Games USA to Launch First Gaming Smartphones and Console at 2015 International CES

    LOS ANGELES, CA –December 12, Snail Games USA will debut its groundbreaking lineup of gaming devices at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. The move comes as Snail looks to expand its mobile gaming hardware and software business into the American market.

  • Spire introduces the CURVATURE ergonomic keyboard

    Spire introduces the CURVATURE ergonomic keyboard (SP-K4003-USB)

    Maarheeze, The Netherlands, 12-12-2014 -- Did you know that one in six computer users are suffering from some form of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Mostly related to intensive use of a traditional keyboard and mouse. As part of our new ergonomic computing product line, Spire is rolling out products which will make your long hours of computing more comfortable and better for your wellbeing. The latest addition to our ergonomic line is the Curvature. The Curvature series ergonomic Keyboards are high quality, multimedia keyboards, intended to relieve the strain of everyday computer use. The special curved and arched shape of this keyboard give your arms a more natural position and let’s your wrists relax while typing, instead of the regular strained position with generic keyboards. Compatible with all current Windows OS and the latest MAC OS, this keyboard is widely compatible. The Curvature is build out of HIPS (high impact polystyrene) plastic and equipped with multimedia hot keys, connected through the 1.5m long USB cable and backed by 2 years manufacturer warranty.

  • qronoDesign

    Mike Chan, a native of Texas, and one of the designers of the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR, Cycle World's International Bike of the Year, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a fully functional iPhone 6 case in a sleek body - qronoCase. Mike and his team at qronoDesign, now an Apple-approved MFi-certified developer, are excited to finally share the fruit of their labor with qronoCase. "qronoCase’s patented rail system allows the case to be combined with three interchangeable accessories – Rail strap, qronoCell, and qronoQue – letting you customize the accessory that’s perfect for your specific needs."See More

  • Honda Bike Designer Launches Sleek iPhone 6 Wallet / Wireless Charging Case on Kickstarter

    Honda Bike Designer Launches Sleek iPhone 6 Wallet / Wireless Charging Case on Kickstarter
    qronoCase Rail System Extends iPhone 6 with Wireless Charging, Power Bank and Wallet Functionality

    12 December 2014 – Houston, Texas– Mike Chan, a native of Texas, and one of the designers of the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR, Cycle World's International Bike of the Year, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a fully functional iPhone 6 case in a sleek body - qronoCase. Dedicating the last two years to implement the styling and design of motorsport dynamics into everyday products, Mike and his team at qronoDesign, now an Apple-approved MFi-certified developer, are excited to finally share the fruit of their labor with qronoCase.

  • NVIDIA GAMEWORKS

    As enthusiasts and gamers many of are have seen the on going development of graphics technologies over the years, providing a more realistic gaming experience with a wide variety of visual special effects. NVIDIA has been developing PhysX Flex in closed beta and recently released a demo showing the potential that we may likely be seeing in some of the newer games. "FleX is a particle based simulation technique for real-time visual effects.Traditionally, visual effects are made using a combination of elements created using specialized solvers for rigid bodies, fluids, clothing, etc. Because FLEX uses a unified particle representation for all object types, it enables new effects where different simulated substances can interact with each other seamlessly."

  • ADATA

    ADATA is pleased to be hosting a global online web-based event featuring a modernized classic favorite among gamers – Tetris! "Taking place from December 8 – 29, 2014, gamers may register online and play ADATA’s Tetris Challenge™ for a chance to win big prizes including a GoPro HERO3, Sony Action Cams, and various ADATA products like SDHC flash memory and ADATA rechargeable Power Banks."See More

  • Register for ADATA’s Tetris Challenge Online Gaming Event!

    Register for ADATA’s Tetris Challenge Online Gaming Event!
    Gamers! Register and Play for a Chance to Win Big Prizes!

    Taipei, Taiwan – December 11, 2014 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash applications, is pleased to be hosting a global online web-based event featuring a modernized classic favorite among gamers – Tetris! Taking place from December 8 – 29, 2014, gamers may register online and play ADATA’s Tetris Challenge™ for a chance to win big prizes including a GoPro HERO3, Sony Action Cams, and various ADATA products like SDHC flash memory and ADATA rechargeable Power Banks. See the game website for details: www.adata.com/event/2014/Tetris

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE hosted last week at its headquarter in Taipei, a Secret OC session in the effort to give its soon to be launch motherboard, the X99-SOC Champion, a test run to see if it is able to live up to its name. 7 of the world’s most experienced professional overclockers gathered in GIGABYTE’s OC Lab to see just how fast the GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion board was under LN2. "The results are impressive; after 7 days of almost nonstop benching by HiCookie, Sofos1990, Dinos22, Vivi, SteponZ, SniperOZ and YoungPRO, the team of elite overclockers achieved a total of 9 World Records, 23 Global Firsts and 25 Hardware Firsts all using the X99-SOC Champion."See More

  • Razer

    Razer announces the Razer Seirēn (stylized as “Seirēn” and pronounced “Sigh-ren”), a plug-and-play digital microphone designed for studio-grade recording and streaming. "The Razer Seirēn features a versatile multi-pattern USB digital connection capable of four different recording pattern configurations with three custom-tuned 14 mm condenser capsules. This makes the Razer Seirēn digital microphone ideal for the needs of professional musicians, streamers and YouTubers who demand superior clarity." Professional recording accessories such as a shock mount and pop filter are also available to pair with the Razer SeirÄn digital microphone for the complete recording setup. These accessories along with the Razer SeirÄn professional bundle will be available exclusively on RazerStore.See More

  • GIGABYTE Secret OC Session Unlock 9 World Records, 23 Global 1st and 25 Hardware 1st for New X99-SOC Champion Overclocking Motherboard

    GIGABYTE Secret OC Session Unlock 9 World Records,
    7 of the World’s Best Overclockers Tested the New Motherboard Before it’s Official Launch in the OC Lab at GIGABYTE’s HQ

    City of Industry, California, December 11th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards hosted last week at its headquarter in Taipei a Secret OC session in the effort to give its soon to be launch motherboard, the X99-SOC Champion, a test run to see if it is able to live up to its name. 7 of the world’s most experienced professional overclockers gathered in GIGABYTE’s OC Lab to see just how fast the GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion board was under LN2.

  • RAZER DEBUTS SEIRĒN DIGITAL MICROPHONE WITH STUDIO-GRADE RECORDING QUALITY

    Razer Debuts Seirēn Digital Microphone with Studio-Grade Recording Quality

    Professional level recording and streaming with plug-and-play setup is now available with Razer’s standalone mic

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Seirēn (stylized as “Seirēn” and pronounced “Sigh-ren”), a plug-and-play digital microphone designed for studio-grade recording and streaming.

  • "QPAD keyboards have earned a good reputation over the past couple years, and today, we take a look at their brand-new MK-70 offering. The MK-70 fills the gap between the MK-50 and do-it-all MK-85. The MK-70 uses Cherry MX Red switches, which bodes well for its gaming performance."

    techPowerUp

  • "I have been impressed by the Asus ROG boards for quite a few years now. I believe my first encounter was with the Crosshair IV Formula, followed by the CH IV Extreme with that crazy Lucidlogix controller. These were really outstanding boards at the time, even if one was completely overkill (and not terribly useful for multi-GPU via Lucidlogix). Build quality, component selections, stability, and top notch features have defined these ROG products. The Intel side is just as good, if not better, in that they have a wider selection of boards under the ROG flag."

    PC Perspective

  • NikkTech

    "mATX and mITX systems may be quite popular nowadays especially amongst people who are looking to build an small and silent HTPC system but most of the people i know who build new systems or upgrade old ones still strongly believe that midi and full towers are the way to go. Personally many of you know that i always prefer our systems to be housed inside the largest PC cases possible since i enjoy swapping hardware components with ease. However lately we've seen quite a few midi towers that have very little to be jealous from full towers not only in terms of interior space but features as well. Today with us we have one such midi tower and more specifically the brand new Core V51 by Thermaltake."

    NikkTech

  • "EVGA has a bit of a rocky road with HardOCP when it comes to PSU reviews. Today we give EVGA the opportunity to redeem itself with its 1300 watt powerhouse touting "exceptional efficiency" and a fully modular design that is "silent and optimized for the enthusiast." All this with a 10 year warranty? It must be a badass."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "We're willing to concede that size matters, but too often in tech manufacturers take advantage of that notion by offering multiple size options of the same product, without upping the ante in any other way. Without shaming specific manufacturers, let's just say that we've seen both knock-off and name-brand laptop and tablet makers offer bigger versions of the same product without even bumping up the screen resolution, let alone upgrading the hardware inside. That's not a concern with Amazon's refreshed Fire HDX 8.9 tablet. It's not simply a bigger version of the Fire HD 7, and is instead a much better product in almost every way. Not only is it physically bigger with an 8.9-inch IPS display, but it boasts a much higher resolution at 2560x1600 (339 ppi), faster hardware, and more features..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "We aren't messing around today. Up for analysis is the latest flagship power supply from enthusiast favourite EVGA. Their new SuperNova 1600 P2 Power supply is a monster product designed for power crazy SLI and Crossfire systems. It is 80 Plus Platinum certified, fully modular, and incorporates the highest grade Japanese capacitors inside. The EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 is designed to deliver a staggering 1600 watts – which for 90% of our audience, will be completely overkill. This is not for the faint of heart, as the £275.99 inc vat asking price will testify."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "We have seen digital power supplies for a while now from many different manufacturers. Today we have Thermaltake's latest in their Toughpower DPS G 850W unit. This unit features a sleek design, 80PLUS Gold efficiency rating, 140 mm cooling fan and a fully modular design with flat cables. On top of all of that you can plug this power supply into your motherboard (via USB) and with Thermaltake's DPSApp you can easily monitor stats, calculate cost, change fan speeds and more. Is this power supply perfect for your next build? Read on as we find out."

    Think Computers

  • Toshiba Leading Innovation

    Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive, an innovative device that blends the benefits of high-capacity external storage with the ultimate in wireless freedom. Users can connect to their Chromecast device (sold separately) to experience their personal digital content such as movies, music and photos - by downloading Toshiba's Google Cast Ready app to cast entertainment from the Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive to an HDTV. The 1TB Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive is a fast and reliable all-in-one device that helps manage storage needs wirelessly.See More

  • Toshiba’s New Canvio AeroCast Wireless HDD Changes the Way Digital Content is Experienced on a TV

    Toshiba’s New Canvio AeroCast Wireless HDD

    Latest Solution Allows Consumers to Play Personal Digital Content Freely with No Cables Attached

    IRVINE, Calif.--Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Canvio AeroCast™ Wireless Hard Drive, an innovative device that blends the benefits of high-capacity external storage with the ultimate in wireless freedom. Users can connect to their Chromecast™ device (sold separately) to experience their personal digital content such as movies, music and photos – by downloading Toshiba’s Google Cast™ Ready app1 to cast entertainment from the Canvio AeroCast™ Wireless Hard Drive to an HDTV. The 1TB2Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive is a fast and reliable all-in-one device that helps manage storage needs wirelessly.

  • COUGAR

    COUGAR announces the release of a breakthrough product: the COUGAR 500K Gaming Keyboard. "The 500K is the most recent addition to COUGAR’s series of gaming peripherals. Its main target are gamers who either due to habit or due to a wish to minimize hardware cost prefer to use membrane keyboards and at the same time do not want to be in inferiority when playing against mechanical keyboard users. The 500K achieves this by being one of the extremely few real N-Key Rollover membrane keyboards on the market and by including all the pro gamer functions of the acclaimed COUGAR 700K."See More

  • COUGAR 500K Gaming Keyboard Changes Forever the Membrane Keyboard Market

    COUGAR 500K Gaming Keyboard

    December 11st 2014, Taipei, Taiwan– COUGAR, a leading player in the computer gaming hardware market announces today the release of a breakthrough product: the COUGAR 500K Gaming Keyboard. The 500K is the most recent addition to COUGAR’s series of gaming peripherals. Its main target are gamers who either due to habit or due to a wish to minimize hardware cost prefer to use membrane keyboards and at the same time do not want to be in inferiority when playing against mechanical keyboard users. The 500K achieves this by being one of the extremely few real N-Key Rollover membrane keyboards on the market and by including all the pro gamer functions of the acclaimed COUGAR 700K.

  • Rapoo

    Those looking to eliminate some clutter from the home, or office desktop, can check out the Rapoo 8000 wireless optical mouse and keyboard set. Featuring a stylish, compact, spill resistant keyboard boasting 79 scissor keys including customizable multimedia keys, and runs on a reliable 2.4 GHz connection with a range of 10 meters and 360 degree coverage. Rapoo's high resolution mouse provides precise accuracy, and fluid movements via the 1000 DPI optical sensor. "The Rapoo 8000 wireless optical mouse and keyboard combo is available in four colors: black/blue, black/green, black/gray, and white/pink, and retails for $19.99 at Walmart.com and other fine retailers."See More

  • Rapoo Announces the 8000 Wireless Optical Mouse and Keyboard Set

    Rapoo Announces the 8000 Wireless Optical Mouse and Keyboard Set

    Spill-resistant keyboard with a precision mouse for an easy, efficient desktop experience

    LOS ANGELES December 10, 2014 Rapoo combines fashion and efficiency with the 8000, a mouse and keyboard set for the home or office desktop.  The minimalist, boldly-accented peripherals will grab the attention of those looking to add a touch of color to their space while the high-performance technology will appeal to power users.

  • "Cost continues to influence consumer spending. This is especially true with today's X99 motherboards. Some feature rich models cost a premium while others are more affordable. Affordable boards can means fewer premium features, though reliability and performance should never be sacrificed. However, another way of offsetting costs while adding a few features back is to build one on a Micro ATX form factor. That's exactly what we're looking at today with the ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer, which is an attractive gamer theme motherboard, in a smaller size."

    Futurelooks

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The newest installment of AMD FX CPUs is finally upon us. September 2014 marked the release of the a few new FX CPUs, including the FX-8370, the FX-8370E, and the FX-8320E. One of the side-effects of AMD's release is a price drop in their existing CPUs, including the flagship FX-9590 CPU. In this article, Benchmark Reviews takes a look at the CPU that sits atop the FX line, the AMD FX-9590 AM3+ Processor."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "We've got a brand new episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks up in our channel for your viewing pleasure. Although we're sans our half geek again, Dave and Marco discuss the brand new design on the HotHardware page, the just-released Samsung SSD 850 EVO, the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, our current giveaway featuring NVIDIA's awesome SHIELD Tablet, and a whole lot more..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "If you're a fan of digital video and music, you've likely heard the name "Plex" floating around. Plex (not to be confused with EVE Online's in-game subscription commodity) is free media center software that lets users manage and stream a wide array of videos, audio files, and pictures to virtually any computer and a growing number of mobile devices and electronics. As a Plex user from the very beginning, I've seen the software change and evolve over the years into the versatile and powerful service it is today."

    PC Perspective

  • "Join us for geek movie trailers, listener mail, SSD endurance, and Jordan feeling left out."

    The Tech Report

  • Think Computers

    "We have seen a lot of value-oriented solid state drives come out lately. Crucial had their MX100, Samsung had the 840 EVO and now it is OCZ's turn. The drive we are taking a look at today is the ARC 100 and at its current price at my favorite online retailer the drive sits at $0.44 per GB. As many of you know Toshiba took over OCZ and while back and with that everything inside this drive is owned by OCZ / Toshiba. Powering the drive you have the Barefoot 3 M10 controller and Toshiba A19nm NAND flash. That combination gives you sequential read and write speeds of 480 MB/s and 430 MB/s respectively for the 240 GB version we are testing today. Let's jump in!"

    Think Computers

  • "Sharp eyed readers will see a strong similarity between this Asus A88X-Gamer motherboard and the MSI A88X-G45 Gaming that we recently reviewed. Fair point. Both motherboards use an AMD A88X chipset to support Socket FM2+ and there is a distinct theme of red and black in the styling. Asus tells us the A88X-Gamer has a specification that is similar to a Z87-era entry-level ROG board, so you get SupremeFX audio with headphone amplifier, ELNA capacitors on audio and PCB shielding."

    Kitguru

  • "Do not be deceived by the mousy look of the retro Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth retro alarm clock; thanks to the dual drivers, it is able to produce decent quality sound without distortions and at pretty high volumes. The bass is a little on the low side which is perfectly understandable but considering the overall size of the device, we cannot consider this as a negative point."

    Madshrimps

  • iCIRROUND

    iCIRROUND Inc., announces the iShowPin Wireless Presenter, a perfect combination of laser pointer and USB flash drive with 8GB of build-in memory. No installation is necessary, since it is compatible with Windows, and Mac OSX. Simply just plug and play via a bluetooth connection. The well designed app allows your smart phone to become a full function presenter, transforming your smart phone to a laser pointer and wireless keyboard or mouse.See More

  • iShowPin Wireless Presenter

    iShowPin Wireless Presenter

    Use your Smartphone as a laser pointer presenter

    Taipei, Taiwan—Dec 2014—iCIRROUND Inc., the professional brand on providing wireless technology and devices; it is also the leading brand of providing solution of “cloud, interactive and multimedia”.

  • Apacer

    Apacer Technology has recently launched two brand new ultra slim industrial SATA3.0 SSDs: the SFD18SH-M complying with the JEDEC MO-297 standard and the mSATA H1-M, compliant with the MO-300 standard. Both models made under 1ynm process are extremely price competitive for their ultra slim appearance, high speed, high stability, and wide temperature operation for industrial uses. "With capacity ranging from 16GB to 256GB, both the SFD18SH-M and mSATA H1-M are equipped with the SATA3.0 high-speed interface delivering a continuous read/write speed at 515/180MB respectively."See More

  • Apacer launches brand new ECC-upgraded ultra slim SATA3 SSDs as total solutions for industries

    Apacer launched two brand new ultra slim industrial SATA3.0 SSDs: SFD18SH-M and mSATA H1-M.

    December 10th , 2014, Taipei, Taiwan - The demand for industrial SSD is increasing significantly as the IoT and the need for mobility sweep across the world. According to Gartner market survey, the demand for relevant devices will increase to 26 billion sets, as the IoT market scale will reach USD1.09 trillion in 2020. Continuing the market heat of its reliable industrial SSDs, Apacer Technology has recently launched two brand new ultra slim industrial SATA3.0 SSDs: the SFD18SH-M complying with the JEDEC MO-297 standard and the mSATA H1-M, compliant with the MO-300 standard. Both models made under 1ynm process are extremely price competitive for their ultra slim appearance, high speed, high stability, and wide temperature operation for industrial uses. In addition, most IoT devices require long-term, reliable operation in extreme environments and autotronics and medical devices ask for superb quality. Apacer industrial SSDs have passed market challenges, thus standing firm in the IoT, autotronics, medical electronics, and communication component markets and winning customer recognition for their outstanding quality and performance.

  • Sennheiser

    Having recently turned 70 years old, Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser is handing over the chair of the supervisory board of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG to Dr. Frank Heinricht, as of January 1st, 2015. "Since joining the family-owned company in 1976, Dr Sennheiser’s contribution has been instrumental to the company’s success and has paved the way for a future-proof set-up of the audio company."See More

  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser hands over chairmanship — Dr. Frank Heinricht to chair the Sennheiser supervisory board from 2015

    Dr. Frank Heinricht

    Old Lyme, CT, December 9, 2014 – Having recently turned 70 years old, Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser is handing over the chair of the supervisory board of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG to Dr. Frank Heinricht, as of January 1st, 2015. Since joining the family-owned company in 1976, Dr Sennheiser’s contribution has been instrumental to the company’s success and has paved the way for a future-proof set-up of the audio company.

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE introduces the world’s first GTX 980 WATERFORCE 3-way SLI kit (GV-N980X3WA-4GD) with closed loop liquid cooling designed for hardcore gamers in search of the most quiet and the coolest ultimate gaming performance, especially in 4K. "Powered by a trio of highly acclaimed GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards set up in 3-way SLI, the kit is solidly built to deliver monstrous graphics power up to its highest possible potential, while incorporating ultra-efficient cooling technology, intuitive control management, and easy-to-install design to put together a complete 3-way SLI graphics solution kit right of the box."See More

  • Razer

    Razer announces that Michael L. Pfeiffer has joined Razer’s board of directors and will chair the audit committee. Mr. Pfeiffer has assisted technology companies with operations in the United States and Asia by serving as a board member and audit chairman. “We are delighted to welcome Michael to Razer’s board,” said Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer. “His expertise will be of great benefit to us as we continue to extend the Razer brand and our product offerings to the growing gaming community worldwide.”See More

  • Razer

    The Razer Kraken Gaming Headset is now available for the Xbox One and comes fully equipped with powerful 40 mm neodymium magnet drivers that are tuned for clear high and mid-ranges, as well as deep immersive bass for powerful lows. "The Razer Kraken Gaming Headset for Xbox One has been ergonomically designed with plush circumaural padding that creates sound isolation for a superior gaming experience."Available at the RazerStore and prices at:  US: $99.99 / EUR: €99.99. See More

  • RAZER ADDS FINANCE VETERAN MICHAEL L. PFEIFFER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Michael L. Pfeiffer has joined Razer’s board of directors.

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced that Michael L. Pfeiffer has joined Razer’s board of directors and will chair the audit committee.  Mr. Pfeiffer has assisted technology companies with operations in the United States and Asia by serving as a board member and audit chairman. He also brings over three decades of experience in public accounting, primarily in Silicon Valley and Asia.

  • RAZER™ ANNOUNCES NEXT GENERATION GAMING HEADSET FOR XBOX ONE™

    Razer Kraken Gaming Headset for Xbox One

    Turn up the advantage with the all-new Razer Kraken Gaming Headset for Xbox One

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, is proud to announce the latest addition to Razer’s arsenal of Xbox One™ peripherals with the release of the Razer Kraken Stereo Gaming Headset for Xbox One.

  • GIGABYTE Introduces GTX980 WATERFORCE 3-Way SLI Kit for Ultimate Gaming Performance

    GIGABYTE Introduces GTX980 WATERFORCE 3-Way SLI Kit for Ultimate Gaming Performance

    Monstrous gaming powerhouse designed to boost to the SLI extreme

    Taipei, Taiwan, 2nd December 2014 – GIGABYTE, the leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today introduces the world’s first GTX 980 WATERFORCE 3-way SLI kit (GV-N980X3WA-4GD) with closed loop liquid cooling designed for hardcore gamers in search of the most quiet and the coolest ultimate gaming performance, especially in 4K. Powered by a trio of highly acclaimed GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards set up in 3-way SLI, the kit is solidly built to deliver monstrous graphics power up to its highest possible potential, while incorporating ultra-efficient cooling technology, intuitive control management, and easy-to-install design to put together a complete 3-way SLI graphics solution kit right of the box.

  • "The Aerocool DS 200 is the DS Cube's mid-tower counterpart. With a choice from among seven different colors and a ton of features, it should be an intriguing option for those looking to buy a jam-packed chassis for around 100 bucks. Yet such does beg the question of whether it manages to impress with the way in which its features are implemented."

    techPowerUp

  • "Fractal already revealed its upcoming Kelvin water cooling series at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover; at Computex we saw the same prototypes again. Back than the launch date was foreseen for mid-summer. Now on the 9th of December 2014 it is D-day for the new breed of All In One water cooling setups. Fractal proudly announces three AIO models today: the 120mm radiator T12 Kelvin, the S24 being the 240 radiator version and the flagship S36 will be the triple fan version. Today we have a look at the smallest version, the Kelvin T12; this might be together with the S24 the most enclosure compatible version as not all PC cases support a big 360 radiator. It must be said the AIO market is already pretty saturated with versions from Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master, Enermax and Swiftech. What makes this little Kelvin T12 stand out from the crowd ? Time to explore Fractal's latest release."

    Madshrimps

  • NikkTech

    "For the most part the market is filled with medium to large sized Tower CPU coolers which thanks to their high cooling efficiency are suitable for use by gamers, professionals and overclockers and small to medium sized top-down CPU coolers which offer good performance levels for their size and are mostly targeted towards people with limited space in their systems such as HTPC owners. However from time to time we do see small tower type CPU coolers which can fit everywhere and usually land between the above mentioned solutions in terms of performance. The only problem with this type of coolers is quality since most of the time we see models by manufacturers who mostly care about keeping a low cost. Noctua is amongst a handful of manufacturers that put quality and performance before cost for their products and their latest NH-U9S is one such bright example."

    NikkTech

  • "Network storage used to be a thing only found in business class networks. However, with the increase in popularity of home networking and the ability to easily share large amounts of data between PCs attached to the home network, network attach storage is quickly becoming an integral part of the modern home network. Family members are no longer confined to."

    Modders-Inc

  • NVIDIA Grid

    Ask any hardcore gamer as the why some well reviewed Indie gaming titles simply so not get the attention they deserve, it's because Indie titles do not have the marketing machine behind them that the blockbusters have, so there is a certain excitement that comes when you discover a cool indie title that has flown under the radar. "This #GRIDTuesday NVIDIA adds some well-reviewed indie titles that may have eluded many gamers: Stacking and PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate."

  • Fractal Design

    Fractal Design entered the liquid cooling arena with a preview of the Kelvin Series earlier this year, and after final design and engineering tweaks, they are ready to announce the Kelvin T12, S24 and S36! "The Kelvin water cooling is an open loop DIY system, a perfect option for those users looking for powerful water cooling with the benefits of a DIY system provides and the conveniences AIO systems deliver. Kelvin allows you to expand and improve the cooling for your system like the professionals."See More

  • Cool your system with a Kelvin T12, S24 or S36!

    Fractal Design just got real ‘cool’!

    Earlier this year, Fractal Design entered the liquid cooling market with the revel of the Kelvin Series. After final design and engineering tweaks, we are ready to present to you the precise, powerful and quality Kelvin T12, S24 and S36!

  • AMD Catalyst

    AMD unleashes a Special Edition of the AMD Catalyst software (Display Driver version 14.501) update that includes many sought after bug fixes, and will also include enhancements to enrich the user experience. "The AMD Catalyst™ software suite is engineered to unlock new capabilities in AMD APUs and AMD Radeon™ GPUs based on GCN architecture."See More

  • MD Catalyst Omega

    The AMD Catalyst™ software suite is engineered to unlock new capabilities in AMD APUs and AMD Radeon™ GPUs based on GCN architecture. Download the latest update, the AMD Catalyst™ Omega driver, for enhanced performance, reliability, and energy efficiency – with no extra cost:

  • KTC

    As a perfect combination of advanced technology and sophisticated quality, KTC’s curved OLED TV 55L83F is the first curved TV launched to the market in China. KTC’s curved OLED TV 55L83F is as thin as 8mm and lighter than an ordinary LCD TV since it uses an OLED panel. "OLED panels use self-luminous technology with independently controllable pixels, thus there is no need for a backlight, resulting in lower voltage and lower power consumption. The self-luminous feature also contributes to a more accurate blending of RGB colors, a wider viewing angle, higher contrast and more vivid colors. The color gamut coverage of KTC’s 55L83F is 115%, which is 25% higher than that of an ordinary LCD TV."See More

  • KTC Launches Curved OLED TV - The 55L83F

    KTC Launches Curved OLED TV - The 55L83F

    December 9th, 2014, Shenzhen, China –In recent years, large screens have become the latest trends in TVs. With the improvements in the manufacturing process, LCD screens of larger sizes have found their way into thousands of households. However, in addition to large screens, has it ever occurred to you that the TV screen would not only become larger but also curved in the future?

  • ASUSTOR

    "ASUSTOR announces that its 6, 3, and 2 series NAS devices are all upgrading to the ADM (ASUSTOR Data Master) 2.3 operating system. Users will be able to experience a newly redesigned user interface, enhanced overall transfer speeds, seamless integration with Windows AD infrastructure, ACL advanced file permissions management and exclusive multimedia application LooksGood along with the AiVideo app for mobile devices. ADM 2.3 provides a rich variety of brand new applications for both multimedia and business use."See More

  • ASUSTOR Announces All NAS Devices are Upgrading to ADM 2.3

    ASUSTOR Announces All NAS Devices are Upgrading to ADM 2.3

    ASUSTOR announces that its 6, 3, and 2 series NAS devices are all upgrading to the ADM (ASUSTOR Data Master) 2.3 operating system. Users will be able to experience a newly redesigned user interface, enhanced overall transfer speeds, seamless integration with Windows AD infrastructure, ACL advanced file permissions management and exclusive multimedia application LooksGood along with the AiVideo app for mobile devices. ADM 2.3 provides a rich variety of brand new applications for both multimedia and business use.

    Taipei, Taiwan, December 2nd, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it is releasing the ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) 2.3 operating system for all of its NAS devices (6, 3 and 2 Series). All ASUSTOR NAS users will be able to upgrade online to ADM 2.3, in order to enjoy a newly redesigned user interface along with brand new applications for both multimedia and business use.

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE announced the GIGABYTE Goodbye 2014 OC Challenge, its latest overclocking contest hosted on HWBOT.org. "Prizes include 3 Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 motherboards as well as 3 recently launched X99M-Gaming 5 motherboards, and not to forget a total of $2,000 in cash!" The GIGABYTE Goodbye 2014 OC Challenge will run from December 5th 2014 until January 4th 2015, midnight (UTC+08:00).See More

  • GIGABYTE Goodbye 2014 OC Challenge to be Hosted on HWBOT.ORG

    GIGABYTE Goodbye 2014 OC Challenge to be Hosted on HWBOT.ORG

    Last Chance of the Year to Win BIG With GIGABYTE

    City of Industry, California, December 5th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the GIGABYTE Goodbye 2014 OC Challenge, its latest overclocking contest hosted on HWBOT.org. With the end of the year approaching very fast, GIGABYTE is inviting all participants to complement their holiday season with some great overclocking and a chance to take home high quality hardware! Prizes include 3 Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 motherboards as well as 3 recently launched X99M-Gaming 5motherboards, and not to forget a total of $2,000 in cash! For its last OC run of the year, GIGABYTE is challenging the participants to outperform themselves using any GIGABYTE Z97 motherboards on 3 different benchmarks, XTU, CPUz as well as SuperPI 32M. Good luck to all!

  • Razer COMMS

    Razer announces the launch of Stream Viewer for Comms, a new feature for the gaming VoIP messenger. Stream Viewer for Comms seamlessly integrates popular streaming providers such as Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, to enhance the social experience of gaming. "With the new Stream Viewer for Comms, streams can now be recommended to users based on interest, games and also via recommendations by friends."See More

  • Razer Comms ADDS LIVE Stream Viewer

    Razer Comms ADDS LIVE Stream Viewer

    Razer Comms, one of the world’s largest online gaming chat clients, now allows its millions of users to watch Twitch live streams, discover new channels, connect and share with friends

    December 8, 2014 -- CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the launch of Stream Viewer for Comms, a new feature for the gaming VoIP messenger.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Powered by their own 32-layer 3D V-NAND technology, the Samsung SSD 850 EVO replaces the 840 EVO solid state drive and delivers up to twice the density and write speed of traditional 20nm planar NAND flash components. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the 500GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO against the fastest solid state drives available."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "They say bigger is better, and it seems as though Swiftech is following through on that mantra with the H240-X. Similar to its smaller sibling, the H220-X, this new version offers a larger 280 mm radiator. Though is the increase in surface area enough to place this Swiftech cooler firmly at the top of the charts?"

    techPowerUp

  • "As the 840 EVO was a pretty big deal, I believe the 850 EVO has an equal chance of success, so instead of going for a capacity roundup, this first piece will cover the 120GB and 500GB capacities. A surprising number of our readers run a pair of smaller capacity 840 EVOs in a RAID, so we will be testing a matched pair of 850 EVOs in RAID-0. To demonstrate the transparent performance boosting of RAPID, I'll also run both capacities through our full test suite with RAPID mode enabled. There is lots of testing to get through, so let's get cracking!"

    PC Perspective

  • "Today we review the basic no-frills ASUS X99-A motherboard and see just what ASUS has sacrificed, if anything, in order to keep the price in the $250 range. While Haswell-E CPU systems are not exactly for the budget conscious, saving cash on the motherboard gets you a lot closer to a budget-minded system build."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Samsung is at the ready with a brand new family of mainstream solid state drives, targeting the market segment previously occupied by its popular SSD 840 EVO series. The new Samsung SSD 850 EVO series is the follow-up to the company's current flagship SSD 850 PRO, but the new EVO is Samsung's first to pack 32-layer 3D V?NAND 3-bit MLC flash memory. The move to 32-layer 3D V-NAND 3-bit MLC flash (a.k.a. TLC) brings costs down, but doesn't adversely affect endurance because the cell structure doesn't suffer from the same inherent limitations of planar NAND, since the cells are stacked vertically with the 3D V-NAND. We've got a 500GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO on the test bench and have compared it to the 840 EVO as well as the higher-end 850 PRO, and a few other enthusiast-class drives for good measure..."

    Hot Hardware

  • TechnologyX

    "Ever since the first dual-core desktop CPUs started rolling out in 2005, the race to bring more computing cores to desktop processors has been on. Now, nearly a decade later, Intel has pushed ahead further than ever before with the release of the Core i7 5960X, their first ever consumer socketed eight-core CPU. While, this isn't the first time we've seen a consumer grade eight-core CPU (AMD has been making them since 2012), this is first one with Intel's Hyper-Threading technology which allows for 16 multiple threads per core that should increase overall performance in multi-threaded tasks greatly."

    TechnologyX

  • "Samsung's long-awaited 850 EVO SSD employs three-dimensional NAND with three bits per cell. It augments that TLC storage with an SLC write cache, and it has a higher endurance rating and longer warranty than most MLC drives. We've taken a closer look to see how it holds up against the competition."

    The Tech Report

  • The SSD Review

    "At the end of June, Samsung released the 850 Pro which was the successor to the 840 Pro. With it came their brand new 32-layer MLC 3D V-NAND flash, and this flash allows for greater durability, lower power consumption, improved performance and a 10 year warranty. This morning we are reporting on Samsung's 850 EVO, the successor to the 840 EVO, and get ready for it as this SSD is going to rock your socks off. What could Samsung have done to make their EVO series even better this round? They have thrown in a new controller for the 120GB-500GB models as well as their newest 32-layer TLC 3D V-NAND. With its new controller and 3D V-NAND, it performs like an F1 race car, yet is as efficient as an electric car! Quick burst speed and efficiency is what this drive is about. Most client PC workloads are relatively quick and small, therefore, building a drive that is optimized for low queue depth performance is important for daily client usage. The Samsung 850 EVO delivers."

    The SSD Review

  • Think Computers

    "The first ever DDR4 memory kit that we reviewed was from Crucial and it was their standard JEDEC kit. While this memory was impressive it is not what most gamers and enthusiasts are looking for. Today we are taking a look at a second DDR4 kit from Crucial, this time it is of their Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 memory. This memory features an operating speed of 2400 MHz with timings of 16-16-16-5 at 1.2v. The 16 GB kit that we are looking at today of course has some very attractive, yet non-intrusive heatspreaders as well. Let's get this kit on the test bench and see what they can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "We first saw the ASRock M8 Z87 small form factor barebones in the second half of 2013 when it was reviewed by my colleague Luke Hill. This latest Z97 version is a relatively minor refresh with an update to Intel's latest Haswell compatible Z97 chipset. The SFX power supply has been upgraded from 450W to 600W and that appears to be the extent of the changes."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "When people hear the word headphones their mind immediately thinks of well-known and established manufacturers such as Sennheiser, AKG, B&W, JBL and Koss. This is of course the natural response any person would have (especially since at first we too would think of those names) but that certainly doesn't mean that these manufacturers are the only ones capable of releasing high quality products with very good or even excellent audio reproduction. As a matter of fact the best headphones I've used to date were manufactured by Ultrasone a name which although very familiar to audiophiles around the world it's not as popular as the ones we mentioned. Noontec may not aspire to design and manufacture the best headphones money can buy but they do offer models with very good audio reproduction at extremely affordable prices and the brand new Zorro II HD Fashion Hi-Fi Headphones aim to take things a step further."

    NikkTech

  • EK Water Blocks

    EK Water Blocks is proud to introduce a new, universal hybrid water cooling kit for GIGABYTE® X99 series motherboards, consisting of a MOSFET water block and a passive PCH heatsink. "EK-FB KIT GA X99 LE is a value oriented hybrid water cooling solution for GIGABYTE® X99 Series motherboards consisting of VRM water block and a passive heat sink. Universal PCH cooling solution allows this product to be compatible with virtually every GIGABYTE® X99 series motherboard."See More

  • EK introduces hybrid water cooling kit for GIGABYTE® X99 series motherboards

    EK introduces hybrid water cooling kit for GIGABYTE® X99 series motherboards

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new, universal hybrid water cooling kit for GIGABYTE® X99 series motherboards, consisting of a MOSFET water block and a passive PCH heatsink.

  • CRYORIG

    There is certainly no doubt that the CRYORIG R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler received numerous golden awards, and high praise for it's stellar performance from enthusiast communities worldwide, and deservedly so! "In a gesture to thank the world wide PC community for the great support, CRYORIG is holding a total of two year-end giveaway events, with the grand prize being one 24 Karat Gold Plated R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler. At the end of the two separate events, CRYORIG will be handing out a total of 4 Special Edition heatsinks."See More

  • CRYORIG Chromatic and Golden Special Edition Heatsinks Giveaway

    CRYORIG Chromatic and Golden Special Edition Heatsinks Giveaway

    08.12.2014, Taipei, Taiwan – In a gesture to thank the world wide PC community for the great support, CRYORIG is holding a total of two year-end giveaway events, with the grand prize being one 24 Karat Gold Plated R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler. At the end of the two separate events, CRYORIG will be handing out a total of 4 Special Edition heatsinks. The first event is opened only to CRYORIG VIP members, meaning members who have purchased and registered at least one CRYORIG product. One winner will be chosen after all entries end on December 31st, for a 24 Karat Gold Edition Gold Plated CRYORIG R1 Ultimate.

  • NVIDIA

    "Give yourself the ultimate gift this holiday with NVIDIA game bundles and promos. Also, catch up on the latest NVIDIA's news, including NVIDIA Maxwell™ busting the Apollo 11 conspiracy, Audi rolling out its most advanced in-car technology, Dark Knight on NVIDIA GRID™, and GPU-accelerated supercomputers for the U.S. Department of Energy!"See More

  •  NVIDIA Newsletter – December 2014

    Volume 5, Issue 8 | NVIDIA December Newsletter

    Give yourself the ultimate gift this holiday with NVIDIA game bundles and promos. Also, catch up on the latest NVIDIA's news, including NVIDIA Maxwell™ busting the Apollo 11 conspiracy, Audi rolling out its most advanced in-car technology, Dark Knight on NVIDIA GRID™, and GPU-accelerated supercomputers for the U.S. Department of Energy!

    CONTENTS GEFORCE® EXPERIENCE™
    News and Updates
    NVIDIA GeForce News
    NVIDIA SHIELD News
    NVIDIA Tegra News
    NVIDIA GRID News
    NVIDIA Automotive News
    NVIDIA Tesla News
    Update your drivers.
    Optimize your games.
    Share your victories.
    Learn More
  • Wi-Fi Video Home Monitoring Camera – SpotCam – Announces Time Lapse Feature

    Wi-Fi Video Home Monitoring Camera – SpotCam – Announces Time Lapse Feature

    World’s First Home Monitoring System that Can Make Time Lapse Videos for Free

    December 08, 2014, Taipei Taiwan - SpotCam, the cloud home monitoring service startup, announces a new Time Lapse feature for its SpotCam Wi-Fi home monitoring camera. The new time lapse capability combined with SpotCam's free 24 hours of cloud based recording lets users easily review a day's worth of video footage in seconds.

  • SpotCam

    SpotCam, the cloud home monitoring service startup, announces a new Time Lapse feature for its SpotCam Wi-Fi home monitoring camera. The new time lapse capability combined with SpotCam's free 24 hours of cloud based recording lets users easily review a day's worth of video footage in seconds. "Setting the time period and picture intervals lets users customize the time lapse. Whether for quickly reviewing surveillance footage, creating video diaries, or artistic vignettes, the new time lapse feature makes SpotCam more powerful than ever."See More

  • Acer

    Acer announces the North American availability of its Acer S1383WHne professional series projector offering short-throw versatility, network control, and a high 3,200 lumens brightness for $699 (MSRP) in the United States and $799 CAD (MSRP) in Canada. “Teachers, public speakers, executives and others that speak to large audiences will especially appreciate our newest short-throw projector’s ability to project large, vibrant images from either long or short distances and high-quality audio,” said Ronald Lau, Acer America business manager. See More

  • New Acer S1383W Projector Delivers High Brightness, Short Throw Versatility and Network Control

    New Acer S1383W Projector Delivers High Brightness, Short Throw Versatility and Network Control


    Editor’s Summary:

    • Short-throw technology projects clear and large images up to 300 inches diagonally from just 10.9 feet from the screen, maximizing placement options
    • A 3200 ANSI lumens brightness, WXGA (1280x800) resolution and 13,000:1 contrast ratio create vivid visuals
    • Built-in 10W speaker delivers ample audio
    • Remote control capability via a local area network (LAN) enables facility-wide monitoring and reporting
    • Top-loading lamp design enables quick lamp replacement in just a few simple steps


    2014-12-02 -- SAN JOSE, Calif., Acer America today announced the North American availability of its Acer S1383WHne professional series projector offering short-throw versatility, network control, and a high 3,200 lumens brightness for $699 (MSRP) in the United States and $799 CAD (MSRP) in Canada.

  • Matrox Graphics for Professionals

    Matrox® Graphics announces that Matrox P690 PCIe x16 and Matrox P690 Plus LP PCIe x16 graphics cards have been validated for use alongside Mura™ MPX-based video wall controllers to power up to four independent console displays. "Clients benefit from the extra displays, powered by the same system, to run system diagnostics, wall layout control, and other applications locally without disturbing content on their video walls." See More

  • Matrox Adds Console Display Support for Matrox Mura MPX-based Video Walls

    Matrox Adds Console Display Support for Matrox Mura MPX-based Video Walls

    Matrox P690 graphics cards are validated for use with Mura MPX capture and display cards so system monitoring, video wall layout management, and other applications can run locally, without affecting the video wall’s appearance

    MONTREAL — Dec. 4, 2014 — Matrox® Graphics today announced that Matrox P690 PCIe x16 and Matrox P690 Plus LP PCIe x16 graphics cards have been validated for use alongside Mura™ MPX-based video wall controllers to power up to four independent console displays. Clients benefit from the extra displays, powered by the same system, to run system diagnostics, wall layout control, and other applications locally without disturbing content on their video walls.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "As if we did not already have enough to appreciate in terms of the number of quality gaming peripherals that ROCCAT has been making available to us recently, we can be thankful that this organization has also been placing focus on providing us with accessories to complement the aforementioned gaming peripherals. One of the more intriguing of these accessories, the ROCCAT Apuri Active USB Hub with Mouse Bungee, is in the Benchmark Reviews spotlight today. ROCCAT calls the Apuri the, "first component of the ROCCAT Smart Desktop Management System (SDMS) offering you the perfect combination of style of functionality right there on your desktop." That certainly sounds like a compelling piece of gaming equipment. I invite you to read on in order to get our thoughts on this device."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "In the last few years NZXT has emerged as a popular choice for computer builds with stylish cases for a variety of needs. The newest member of the H series, the H440, promises quiet performance and offers a clean look by eliminating optical drive bays entirely from the design. While this might be a deal-breaker for some, the days of the ODD seem to be numbered as more enclosures are making the move away from the 5.25" bay."

    PC Perspective

  • "Samsung deserves much of the credit for ushering in today's trend of large-screened smartphones, often referred to as "phablets." Whether you're a fan of big smartphones or not, there is a no denying that the original Samsung Galaxy Note set the stage for the battles currently being waged in the smartphone market. If larger-screened devices like the original Galaxy Note hadn't taken hold, Apple most likely would not have produced the iPhone 6 Plus and devices like the Google Nexus 6, Nokia Lumia 1520, and HTC One Max (among others) would probably not exist. One of the advantages of blazing a trail like Samsung did, is that it gives you ability to better refine your designs in future iterations. The experience Samsung gained manufacturing and selling the Note and its successors has allowed the company to address customer concerns and partner feedback in a way that some other smartphone makers have not have been privy to. And the culmination of the knowledge and experience Samsung has gained has molded the product we'll be showing you here today—the Samsung Galaxy Note 4—into one of the most desirable smartphones on the market..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "When we first reviewed Corsair's Carbide Series Air 240, we didn't get a full picture of the case's cooling potential. We got our hands on a Zalman Fan Mate 2 and a couple of fan splitters to see what the Air 240 is really capable of."

    The Tech Report

  • "Asus claim their Xonar U5 will eliminate background noise from VOIP calls and deliver higher quality, more powerful sound, as well as a robust software back-end for customisation. Clearly this is not an audiophile's amplifier, but a gamer's one. Let us see how it holds up to our gaming tests."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Darrin Hommel's "ASUS ROG Table & Rig" build. Here is what he had to say about it: I made this table to go with my Rig. Everything was made by me, PSU Cover right down to the vinyl decals. So this is not only a case mod, but a desk mod too! Check it out!"

    Think Computers

  • "We may be looking at the future of enthusiast gaming PCs with the Azza Z case. A SFF case that can run most full sized components and look good doing it, yes and yes. The Z does a great job embracing the form factor while minimizing the compromise."

    Hardware Asylum

  • NikkTech

    "Just like most things related to PC systems (and not only) gaming peripherals are getting more advanced and innovative each day that goes by so currently we have numerous gaming keyboards, headsets and mice aimed at serious gamers and professionals alike that not only come with superior performance thanks to blazing fast laser, optical and LED sensors but also an abundance of features (some very useful while others not so much). Manufacturers don't stop there however so aside performance and features many models follow really strange and sometimes ergonomic design lines to separate them from the rest of the crowd. However not every gamer out there seeks to get advanced gaming peripherals and this may surprise some people but many times the reason behind that has nothing to do with the cost of such devices but rather with simplicity. A few months back COUGAR announced their gaming line from which so far we've looked at the 700M Gaming Mouse which as many of you know at the end of the day left us with a very good overall opinion. Well today we'll be taking a thorough look at its cousin the 600M Gaming Mouse."

    NikkTech

  • ARCTIC Xmas Sale December the 1st - 25th.

    Many folks are looking to get a great deal on a special gift Holiday Season. From December the 1st until December the 25th, there are some great discounts on Amazon for ARCTIC coolers, headphones, speakers and chargers. "Whether you want to present yourself with a little something like a new Power Bank 2200 or you surprise your friend with ARCTIC’s brand new Bluetooth headphone P614 BT, you will greatly enjoy the variety of offers."See More

  • ARCTIC Xmas Sale

    ARCTIC Xmas Sale at Amazon

    From December the 1st until December the 25th, there are some great discounts on Amazon for ARCTIC coolers, headphones, speakers and chargers.

  • Transcend

    Transcend is proud to announce the launch of 256GB large capacity SDXC UHS-I cards. "Featuring the full support for the Ultra High Speed Class 3 (U3) specification, Transcend's SDXC UHS-I U3 cards are capable of reaching incredible read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 60MB/s. The cards also provide the immense storage capacity more than enough to save all the high-resolution 3D, 4K and Full HD recordings." All Transcend memory cards are fully tested for compatibility and reliability, and carry Transcend's renowned Lifetime Warranty. The SDXC UHS-I U3 cards are available in 64GB ($49), 128GB ($109) and 256GB ($289) capacities.See More

  • Razer

    Razer announces Razer Classics, a set of five tried-and-true devices featuring retro blue backlighting products available only on the company’s RazerStore website. "All Razer Classic products will come with complimentary limited edition Razer add-ons available at checkout on RazerStore. The products featured in the Razer Classic series are the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate gaming keyboard (U.S. $129.99 / EU €129.99), the Razer DeathAdder gaming mouse (U.S. $59.99 / EU €59.99), the Razer Kraken 7.1 gaming headset (U.S. $89.99 / EU €89.99), the Razer Naga MMO gaming mouse (U.S. $79.99 / EU €79.99),and the Razer Tartarus gaming keypad (U.S. $79.99 / EU €79.99)."See More

  • Transcend Launches 256GB SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 Cards for 3D and 4K Video Recording

    Transcend Launches 256GB SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 Cards for 3D and 4K Video Recording

    December 5, 2014 -- Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of 256GB large capacity SDXC UHS-I cards. Featuring the full support for the Ultra High Speed Class 3 (U3) specification, Transcend's SDXC UHS-I U3 cards are capable of reaching incredible read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 60MB/s. The cards also provide the immense storage capacity more than enough to save all the high-resolution 3D, 4K and Full HD recordings.

  • LIMITED EDITION RAZER CLASSIC SERIES PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE ON RAZERSTORE

    Limited Edition Razer Classic Series Products Available on RazerStore

    Five tried-and-true devices featuring retro blue backlighting available exclusively on Razer’s website

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced Razer Classics, a set of five exclusive products available only on the company’s RazerStore website.

  • Quantified Gaming by Mionix

    Just like athletes gather and analyze data, Quantified Gaming by Mionix would like to do the same for gamers, as they announce the NAOS Quantified Gaming mouse. "NAOS QG is the first mouse that provides deep insights into your gaming. Via built in sensors, the NAOS QG tracks your heart rate, galvanic skin response and actions per minute. This data appears as a transparent overlay on your screen."See More

  • Quantified Gaming - THE WORLDS FIRST SMART GAMING MOUSE KICKSTARTS TODAYQuantified Gaming by Mionix Labs. Announce World's First Smart Game Mouse

  • "We had the chance to evaluate many Seasonic products within the last couple months. Today, we will take a look at their 1050 W Gold-certified X series unit. Like its big brother, the X-1250 XM2 we tested recently, we expect it to perform incredibly well."

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "It looks like BitFenix are at it again. Fresh off the manufacturing line, Benchmark Reviews has received something a bit different from the company known for cases like the Colossus, Shinobi and Prodigy. As their first case with aluminum panels the slim micro-ATX Pandora brings a sense of style that is a significant departure from some of their recent enclosures. Available in black or silver, with or without a window, and in Core or ICON versions (which contain a 2.4″ LCD display in the front panel) fans of the micro-ATX form factor will have quite a few possibilities to choose from. For those that are looking for something a little more elegant without sacrificing a large footprint, the Pandora may be just the thing. Are there any compromises made to keep this case slim? Let's dig in and take a look."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Our SSD Endurance Experiment has reached an astounding two petabytes of writes. Only two drives remain, and they're coping very differently. We've checked in on their health and performance to see how each one is holding up."

    The Tech Report

  • Think Computers

    "Sound is important, not only to gamers, but to everyone. Having a PC with a bad sound card can not only make a difference in gaming, but the ability to enjoy music, watch movies and more. Today we are taking a look a pretty handy USB External Sound Card from Tt eSPORTS. The BAHAMUT features 5.1 virtual surround sound, 8/16-bit DAC channels, support for 44.1 KHz and 48 KHz sampling, 3.5 mm output connectors and it looks pretty badass sitting on your desk. Let's take a look!"

    Think Computers

  • "The ASUS Maximus VII Impact motherboard is among ASUS' ROG (Republic of Gamers) board offerings in their Intel Z97 Express product line. The board builds on the strengths of its predecessor with the a similar layout and add-in card design implementation. ASUS augmented the new version of the board with an updated chipset and as well as additional support for the latest hard drive and audio technologies. The Maximus VII Impact has a premium price of $239.99 for its small status, but come packed full for features and power to more than justify the cost."

    PC Perspective

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

    BigBruin

  • "Today we are going to look at a mechanical gaming keyboard from a company called Tesoro, the Durandal G1NL. Tesoro are looking to compete with the more established players in the market such as Corsair and Razer who are very popular among the gaming audience. We are excited to see what the Tesoro's Durandal G1 NL has to offer."

    Kitguru

  • Razer

    Razer™ announces that Gideon Yu has joined its board of directors. Mr. Yu’s appointment brings deep experience in high-tech and financial executive management to Razer as the company continues its fast-paced growth. “I’m thrilled that someone with Gideon’s remarkable financial and operational experience and track record across a wide range of iconic tech, media and entertainment brands is joining Razer,” said Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer. “We very much look forward to the value Gideon can bring at this exciting stage in our company’s life.”See More

  • Former Facebook and YouTube CFO Gideon Yu
    Joins Razer's Board of Directors

    Former Facebook and YouTube CFO Gideon Yu Joins Razer's Board of Directors.

    December 2, 2014: CARLSBAD,Calif. – Razer™, a leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced that Gideon Yu has joined its board of directors. Mr. Yu’s appointment brings deep experience in high-tech and financial executive management to Razer as the company continues its fast-paced growth.

  • "With a base clock of 1203 MHz, Colorful's iGame GTX 970 is one of the highest clocked GTX 970 cards available on the market. Its triple-fan, dual-slot cooler achieves excellent temperatures and also contributes to overclocking potential, which is higher than any other GTX 970 we tested so far."

    techPowerUp

  • "ECS does not disappoint with the release of the cheap ECS Z97I-Drone which allows installation of a powerful Haswell processor which can be paired with RAM up to 16GB and eventually a potent VGA card inside the provided PCI Express x16 slot; be warned however that using a beefy CPU cooler will likely cover the PCI-Express slot completely so we would recommend either sticking with the stock Intel cooler or adopting an all-in-one water cooling solution, which is so accessible these days."

    Madshrimps

  • NikkTech

    "It may be just too early for us to wish everyone a Merry Christmas but any later and you wouldn't be getting one of our 29 available prizes worth well over 2500Eur in time for Christmas. Good Luck All !"

    NikkTech

  • "One of Dragon Age: Origins most prized features was the intricate, genuinely different backstories that each of the races and social classes came from -- if you started DAO as a Mage, your first few hours of play were completely different then if you chose a Dalish Elf, Dwarf, or Human Noble. The game adroitly modeled both racism and prejudice -- Dwarf Nobles treat the common folk as though they're nonexistent, and Mages of any race are kept under tight control, for fear they will unleash havoc or fall prey to the demonic forces that lurk within the spirit world. The sequel, Dragon Age II, was a vastly different game. Instead of a sprawling epic, BioWare focused its storytelling on the events within the city of Kirkwall. With Dragon Age: Inquisition, BioWare promised to return to the elements that made the series great, keep the excellent storytelling that was present in both predecessors, and offer a vast epic that would appeal to all players. And here's the amazing thing: They actually pulled it off..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "EVGA have earned a fantastic reputation over the years for their selected range of motherboards and graphics cards. Today we look at one of their high end power supplies – the SuperNova 1200 P2. This is a creation with OEM partner, Super Flower. The EVGA SuperNova 1200 P2 supply is full modular, 80 Plus Platinum certified and can be driven in a semi passive mode. The warranty is certainly exhibiting a confidence in the product that EVGA wish to pass onto the customer – ten years is not to be sniffed at."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "It's not often that an inexpensive case comes along that I am very impressed with, but the Thermaltake Versa H34 CA-1C9-00M1WN-00 is one of those times. Sure, it's made of thinner steel than some other more expensive chassis but you can't beat what you actually get from this case. It's just built right and it's built for builders. The plastic front looks good and lots of the right ventilation in the right places and even the Thermaltake Logo at the bottom is classy too. There is a very minimalistic quality to it, but not so minimal that it won't do what you want because it will do more than you think. This case can really do a lot."

    Think Computers

  • "By switching focus away from "The Fastest Person Wins" we open up overclocking to a whole new level of competition. Hardware makers will still have a reason to build and market their high-end overclocking hardware and players will be given a chance to choose what hardware they want to use."

    Hardware Asylum

  • TechnologyX

    "Established in 1999, Thermaltake has been in the computer case industry for years. Being a part time computer tech, I built plenty of rigs with their products. They typically offer plenty of value combining a high level of user convenience with their designs at low prices. Their new Core series of cases are no exception. Following the launch of the Core V71 and Core V1, Thermaltake launched the Core V51, which happens to be the center of attention in today's review."

    TechnologyX

  • Seagate

    Seagate announces its new Enterprise NAS HDD – a high capacity drive targeting businesses seeking to optimize their computing for performance and reliability using Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems. "Available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6TB capacities, Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD can deliver up to 96TBs in one 16-bay rackmount or tower form factor. With a 50 percent capacity advantage over competitive offerings, the Enterprise NAS HDD 6TB drive delivers the highest capacity available on the market."See More

  • New Seagate NAS HDD Delivers Enterprise-Class Solutions for Small and Medium Businesses

    3TB-Enterprise NAS HDD

    Enterprise NAS HDD offers Added Peace of Mind with Five Year Warranty and Data Recovery Services

    December 02, 2014 -- CUPERTINO, Calif. --Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) today announced its new Enterprise NAS HDD – a high capacity drive targeting businesses seeking to optimize their computing for performance and reliability using Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems. With enterprise reliability and NAS optimized performance in up to 16-bays, the Enterprise NAS drive is available in capacities up to an industry-leading 6TB, and is designed to perform at high levels even under demanding workloads and in environments that call for global availability and 24x7 accessibility.

  • Toshiba

    Toshiba announces the expansion of its line-up of enterprise SSDs with the addition of two new series of enterprise SSDs – the HK3R2 series for read-intensive workloads and the HK3E2 series for value-endurance workloads. "These 6Gbit/s[1] SATA enterprise SSDs join Toshiba's broad portfolio of enterprise storage solutions featuring a variety of endurance ratings to meet the needs of specific application requirements and customer environments. Shipment starts from today."See More

  • Toshiba Expands Line-up of Enterprise SSDs

    Toshiba HK3E2 Series
    The HK3R2 and HK3E2 series offer 6Gbit/s SATA speeds with Toshiba controller and 19nm second-generation NAND flash memory

    December 3, 2014 -- TOKYO – Toshiba Corporation's (TOKYO: 6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced the expansion of its line-up of enterprise SSDs with the addition of two new series of enterprise SSDs – the HK3R2 series for read-intensive workloads and the HK3E2 series for value-endurance workloads. These 6Gbit/s[1] SATA enterprise SSDs join Toshiba's broad portfolio of enterprise storage solutions featuring a variety of endurance ratings to meet the needs of specific application requirements and customer environments. Shipment starts from today.

  • ADATA

    ADATA invites those planning on attending the International CES 2015 trade show in Las Vegas, to visit the ADATA Showroom in the Venetian Resort Plaza Suite on January 6-9 2015, and "be ready to witness the unlimited power of creativity and innovation in your near future."See More

  • COUGAR

    COUGAR announces the release of the COUGAR 600K Gaming Keyboard, featuring Cherry MX Switches, and N-Key Rollover. Sharing design with the award-winning COUGAR 700K that already conquered the desktops of thousands of players, the 600K offers a radically different approach with the same quality. "While the COUGAR 700K satisfied the needs of those gamers who crave for extended functionality and full customization, the 600K caters for the purists, those people for which the most important is that nothing gets in the way."See More

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  • COUGAR launches 600K Gaming Keyboard

    COUGAR launches 600K Gaming Keyboard

    December 3rd 2014, Taipei – COUGAR, a leading player in the computer gaming hardware market announces today the release of a breakthrough product: the COUGAR 600K Gaming Keyboard. Sharing design with the award-winning COUGAR 700K that already conquered the desktops of thousands of players, the 600K offers a radically different approach with the same quality. While the COUGAR 700K satisfied the needs of those gamers who crave for extended functionality and full customization, the 600K caters for the purists, those people for which the most important is that nothing gets in the way.

  • NVIDIA

    A change of pace from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals is the spirit of giving during the Holiday Season.December 2nd is designated as #GivingTuesday and today, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. "NVIDIA's partner, City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley, works with under-served public schools, and Project Inspire, NVIDIA's annual volunteer event in place of a holiday bash, has directed $5.5 million in cash, equipment and labor since 2007 to support the education of local kids."

  • Sceptre

    Sceptre announces the availability of their E275W-1920 Full HD 1080P Monitor, featuring a 1920x1080 screen resolution, a 5 millisecond response time, and HDMI, DVI and VGA inputs to connect any of your video and gaming devices. "Whether you are a gamer or a movie buff, the Sceptre E275W-1920 monitor is the way to go," said Cathy Chou, Vice President of Operations of Sceptre. "With such a high resolution, this monitor offers a lifelike picture, ideal for movies, video games or every day usage."See More

  • Sceptre Announces Availability of 27-inch LED 1080P Monitor

    Sceptre E275W-1920 Full HD 1080P Monitor.

    City of Industry, CA December 2, 2014Sceptre, superior manufacturers of world class LED and LCD HDTVs and PC monitors, announces the availability of their E275W-1920 Full HD 1080P Monitor.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "If you attended CES earlier this year you might have encountered Tesoro's booth which featured many of their upcoming products. The recently established German company was trying to bring attention as they have just opened their doors to the USA market, with the objective of bringing their unique gaming designs catered for gamers. In this article, Benchmark Reviews takes a look at one of their keyboards, the Tesoro Excalibur."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "SilverStone is a well known name among computer hardware enthusiasts. It has a good record of building solid PSUs, some of those good, some of those great. Today it comes to us with 1500 watts of power in an extremely small footprint, sporting 100% fully modular cables, and claiming extremely good efficiency."

    [H]ardOCP

  • NikkTech

    "If there's one thing currently that security experts/analysts around the world all agree on that's the large increase of crime rates over the past 5 years and honestly i doubt this is really a surprise to most of you out there. Personally i may have yet to become a victim of something bad but my best friend had his store broken into twice inside 4 years, almost got mugged the other day while still in his car, another friend of mine got robbed while in his house and finally there have been numerous such reports around where i live. Because of that and also because many of you have asked us to focus on security related reviews of IP cameras and surveillance kits we're currently doing our best to bring as many such products here as possible. Today we'll be testing the latest Cloud Network Camera by COMPRO, the mini-dome TN2200."

    NikkTech

  • "Synology's latest two-bay NAS is the DS215j. This model looks very similar to the DS214 and shares almost all of the features, except for the loss of one USB 3.0 port (you get one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0) and a reduction in processor speed. The DS214 uses a dual core 1.066GHz Marvell while the new DS215j has a dual core Marvell running at 800MHz."

    Kitguru

  • "We've been tracking NVIDIA's G-Sync for quite a while now. The comments section on Ryan's initial article erupted with questions, and many of those were answered in a follow-on interview with NVIDIA's Tom Petersen. The idea was radical – do away with the traditional fixed refresh rate and only send a new frame to the display when it has just completed rendering by the GPU. There are many benefits here, but the short version is that you get the low-latency benefit of V-SYNC OFF gaming combined with the image quality (lack of tearing) that you would see if V-SYNC was ON. Despite the many benefits, there are some potential disadvantages that come from attempting to drive an LCD panel at varying periods of time, as opposed to the fixed intervals that have been the norm for over a decade."

    PC Perspective

  • "The way we look at PC cases is forever changed thanks to the modders and the modding community. When people started to mod their beige PC cases, manufacturers took notice and changed. They changed what their cases looked like, they changed the materials used in the manufacturing process and most importantly, they changed the options available. In today's market, there..."

    Modders-Inc

  • NVIDIA

    One of most amazing things about gaming, is seeing yourself as an action superhero! With today's latest graphic technologies, the whole gaming experience is so much more realistic, and better yet, with products like NVIDIA SHILED, the realm of mobile gaming is better than ever before! Fans of the Batman series can get their Game On! as NVIDIA today announces the two new additions to the NVIDIA GRID cloud gaming service on #GRIDTuesday.

  • Tesoro Christmas Giveaway 2014

    Tesoro gets into the Holiday Spirit for all of it's fans worldwide, as they announce the Tesoro Christmas Calendar Giveaway, in which entrants have a chance to win Tesoro PC Gaming Peripherals everyday of December. "Everyday of December, Tesoro will announce a new prize, such as the Excalibur RGB mechanical keyboard or Kuven Pro true 5.1 headset that is available to win on their brand new website as well as on their Facebook page. Gamers only have to like the daily post for a chance to win the daily prize."See More

  • Tesoro Announces Christmas Calendar Global Giveaway

    Tesoro Announces Christmas Calendar Global Giveaway
    Enter for a Chance to Win Tesoro PC Gaming Peripherals Everyday of December

    December 2, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces the Christmas Calendar Giveaway, in which entrants have a chance to win Tesoro PC Gaming Peripherals everyday of December.

  • EK Water Blocks

    EK Water Blocks is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block, designed and engineered specifically for GIGABYTE® Gaming G1 series NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970. "EK-FC970 GTX WF3 - with WF3 standing as WindForce 3X abbreviation - is a high-performance Full-Cover water block, designed for GIGABYTE® non-reference design GeForce® GTX 970 graphics cards. 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

  • EKWB

    Premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce EK-TIM Ectotherm in retail packaging. The very same thermal compound, previously only available when bundled with EK Full Cover water blocks, is now available for separate purchase in a practical 5g dose.(MSRP of 4.95€ (incl. VAT)) "Ectotherm has been bundled with EK Full Cover water blocks since early 2013 and has been deployed by various system integrators as a cost effective, yet high performance thermal compound."See More

  • EK releases GIGABYTE® GTX 970 Gaming G1 Full-Cover water block

    EK-FC970 GTX WF3

    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 GIGABYTE® Gaming G1 series NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970

  • EK introduces Ectotherm thermal compound in 5g packaging

     EK introduces Ectotherm thermal compound in 5g packaging

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce EK-TIM Ectotherm in retail packaging. The very same thermal compound, previously only available when bundled with EK Full Cover water blocks, is now available for separate purchase in a practical 5g dose.

  • SteelSeries

    SteelSeries announced in collaboration with Team Fnatic, a new line-up of branded gaming gear. The Fnatic Edition peripherals were built and designed in collaboration with the team, starting with the original SteelSeries version and now to the new co-branded edition. The Fnatic colors of orange and black along with the recognized logo are what will set apart the special edition 9H Headset ($169.99 / €169.99), Rival Optical Mouse ($69.99 / €69.99) and Apex Keyboard ($109.99 / €109.99).See More

  • SteelSeries and Fnatic Announce New Range of Gaming Peripherals

    SteelSeries and Fnatic Announce New Range of Gaming Peripherals


    STEELSERIES AND FNATIC UNVEIL NEW LINEUP OF PERIPHERALS DURING DREAMHACK WINTER
    COPENHAGEN,

    Nov. 26, 2014 – Today SteelSeries, the global leader in premium gaming peripherals and supporter of competitive eSports, today announced in collaboration with Team Fnatic, a new line-up of branded gaming gear. The Fnatic Edition peripherals were built and designed in collaboration with the team, starting with the original SteelSeries version and now to the new co-branded edition. The Fnatic colors of orange and black along with the recognized logo are what will set apart the special edition 9H Headset, Rival Optical Mouse and Apex Keyboard.

  • "The Cooltek W2 is a bigger version of the W1, able to hold an XL-ATX motherboard and fully sized components. It comes equipped with three 140 mm fans, the same high-quality aluminum shell, and an excellent mix of drive bays - including an external 5.25" drive in the rear. Clocking in at a good 20% less than the Carbide Air 540, the Cooltek W2 is an excellent alternative for those looking for a clean full-sized cube chassis."

    techPowerUp

  • "Last week we offered you all our picks for mobile tech goodies for good girls and boys this holiday season. Nothing says I love you and care, now get into this selfie with me, like a new smartphone, tablet or notebook -- even if that loved one is, well, you. You're on the nice list after all, so it's all good. But what if you're the kind that likes to build it yourself, make your own, dial-in a dynamite desktop with only the choicest of components? Well then, our components gift guide should help to get you into that holiday spirit better than spiked egg nog -- and it's healthier for you too. Journey-on gift guide gear heads. We've got some of the good stuff for you too..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "The MSI GTX 980 GAMING 4G video card has a factory overclock and the new Twin Frozr V cooling system. We'll push it to its highest custom overclock and pit it against the ASUS ROG R9 290X MATRIX Platinum overclocker, and determine the gaming bang for your buck. May the best card win."

    [H]ardOCP

  • 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 has been a couple of months since the release of the GeForce GTX 970 and the GM204 GPU that it is based on. After the initial wave of stock on day one, NVIDIA had admittedly struggled to keep these products available. Couple that with rampant concerns over coil whine from some non-reference designs, and you could see why we were a bit hesitant to focus and spend our time on retail GTX 970 reviews."

    PC Perspective

  • The SSD Review

    "Don't miss out on a chance to upgrade your PC on the cheap. If this Thanksgiving and Black Friday wasn't enough, there is still time to get some great deals on new SSDs this Cyber Monday. SSDs speed up everything from system boot time, to application loading. We've seen dramatic differences in old systems with just a simple SSD upgrade. The whole user experience is night and day compared to a hard drive when an SSD is used as an OS drive. If this is your first time buying an SSD or you are a returning enthusiast who wants the most out of your purchase, be sure to check out our Windows Optimization Guide and our Learning To Run With Flash Series! Now, back to the deals... After searching around Amazon a bit, we were able to see many of the same prices SSDs had been this past week. However, we did find a few more new ones, such as this Kingston V300 deal."

    The SSD Review

  • "Today we are going to look at the latest set of Bluetooth headphones from Arctic – the P614 BT. This headset seeks to break new ground for Arctic, moving the brand into the fiercely competitive premium end of the market. Can they compete?"

    Kitguru

  • "Hi, here is a round-up of our reviews over the last week or so..."

    XMG P505 Laptop (GTX 980M/ i7)

    Corsair Gaming Sabre Mouse

    Cryorig H5 Cooler

  • Futuremark

    This just in to the the HTL Newsroom! Futuremark's 3D Mark and PCMark 8 software are known the world over for providing the industry with a reference of system performing benchmarks that allow users everywhere to evaluate the performance of their system's hardware and compare it others. Futuremark has announced some minor updates and fixes to both applications, and also notes "that benchmark scores will not be affected", with the improvements and download links appearing in the release notes that follow.

  • International CES 2014

    International CES announced today that they will spotlight the promise, power and future of technology through innovative startups and entrepreneurs. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced new areas and events at CES dedicated to the startup community, including the Indiegogo Zone and UP Global LIVE Stage. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. See More

  • 2014 International CES to Showcase Global Startup Community

    New areas and events dedicated to startups and entrepreneurs

    Arlington, Va., December 30, 2013 – The 2014 International CES® will spotlight the promise, power and future of technology through innovative startups and entrepreneurs. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced new areas and events at CES dedicated to the startup community, including the Indiegogo Zone and UP Global LIVE Stage. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Intel

    Intel will be hosting a series of fireside chats with Intel executives, industry leaders and surprise guests discussing conflict-free technology, wearable devices, the Internet of Things and connected cars, and more at CES 2014 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Intel Booth #7252.See More

  • CES 2014 Fireside Chats with Intel Executives, Industry Leaders, Surprise Guests

  • Media Alert: CES 2014 Opening Night Keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

  • MSI

    MSI announces to showcase it's entire high performance computing lineup during CES 2014 in Las Vegas. On display at the MGM Skyline Marquee Suites will be MSI’s next-generation GT, GE and GX gaming notebooks, Quadro workstations for mobile professionals, tablets, touchscreen laptops, a brand new 24-inch All-In-One Gaming PC and the recently released 3K GT60. Take it from Andy Tung, Vice President of Sales for MSI’s Pan America Region. “From the world’s thinnest gaming notebook to the first gaming AIO and powerful workstations, 2014 will be a year filled with outstanding products.”See More

  • MSI Showcases Complete 2014 High Performance Computing Lineup during CES 2014

    MSI Showcases Complete 2014 High Performance Computing Lineup during CES 2014

    New wave of Gaming Laptops, Workstations, All-in-Ones, Tablets, PC Components and CES Innovations Winners on display at MGM Skyline Marquee Suites during CES 2014

    City of Industry, Calif. – December 30, 2013MSI Computer Corp, leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils its 2014 lineup during CES in Las Vegas.  On display at the MGM Skyline Marquee Suites will be MSI’s next-generation   GT, GE and GX gaming notebooks, Quadro workstations for mobile professionals, tablets, touchscreen laptops, a brand new 24-inch All-In-One Gaming PC and the recently released 3K GT60.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "I've reviewed a lot of Cooler Master cases over the years for Benchmark Reviews, and one thing that impresses me about the company is that they never stop innovating or refining. One has only to track the evolution of the Cosmos series of cases to see this writ large (very large, in the case of the Cosmos II), but what keeps my attention is the way they'll roll smaller, incremental improvements into an existing case line. Today's example: the Cooler Master Elite 130 mini-ITX computer case."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Today DaveChaos takes a look at the latest products from CM Storm - the new aluminium styled gaming peripherals including Pulse-R headset, Reaper mouse and Mech keyboard."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "The model we are sampling today is the HIS R9 280X ICEQ X2 3GB GDDR5. HIS have made some big improvements to the ICEQ range of coolers, not least the x2 version we are examining today. First off, the old bulbous, translucent plastic has been replaced with the very cool metal frame and as the name suggests, there are twin fans keeping the heatsink cool."

    Vortez

  • "A warrior with no master. A case with no equal. Ronin combines a dark, stealthy design with enhanced hardware compatibility for a chassis built for vengeance, a small extract of what BitFenix has to say about today's reviewed Ronin mid tower case. Very aggressive PR material, but that's the way we got used too. Strong and bold claims, however the case has to live up to the hype created around it. Let us pop the box and discover what the Ronin is really made of..."

    Madshrimps

  • Ocaholic

    "Power-Grid is an application developed by Roccat that turns your smartphone into a remote control center for your PC, the tool is available for Android and iOS, fully customizable and very easy to use. At the time the application is in beta phase and Roccat has not revealed how long this testing phase will last. Let's see it together!"

    Ocaholic

  • NikkTech

    "People have always liked to take impressive risks in order to feel alive and just by looking at some of the most popular extreme sports like parachuting (plane jumping), skiing, snowboarding, Cyaking, deep diving and surfing that's not really hard to figure out. However why do something so extreme if you can't keep a visual record of it not only as proof that you actually did it but also to help you improve. Up until a few years ago there was simply no easy way for people to record video while taking part in outdoor activities something which changed with the arrival of tiny cameras that could be easily mounted pretty much everywhere. We are of course talking about Action Cameras and today we will be checking out the brand new S-50 Wi-Fi Nitro Circus Live Limited Edition model by Rollei."

    NikkTech

  • HCW

    "Gigabyte aims to allow overclockers to take Haswell as far as possible on air with the 16-phase "Ultra Durable" Z87X-UD4H. Check out our review here."

    HCW

  • EKWB

    Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, EK Water Blocks, proudly introduces the EK-FB KIT ASUS R4BE water block kit as a complete liquid cooling solution for ASUS® Rampage IV Black Edition motherboard. The water blocks directly cools Intel X79® Express southbridge (PCH) as well as power regulation (VRM / MOSFETs) module. It is a high flow water block kit that can be easily used with systems using weaker water pumps.See More

  • EK introduces ASUS® Rampage IV Black Edition water block kit

    EK-FB KIT ASUS R4BE

    Dec 24, 2013  --EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce ASUS® Rampage IV Black Edition motherboard water cooling solution, a X79 based 4th generation Intel® Core® i7 extreme overclocking LGA-2011 socket motherboard.

  • KINGMAX

    As long as folks have the need to transfer files between devices either at home, in the office or on the move, there will always be a need for handy USB flash drives. KINGMAX has recently launched PJ-01, a OTG USB Flash Driver, featuring a plug-and-play design, supporting the OTG(On-The-Go) function of android smart phones and tablets, so people can read/edit files much more easier. The compact and lightweight KINGMAX PJ-01 is encased in a reliable and rugged aluminum material body, that is fully USB 2.0 compliant, and available in several colors, making the PJ-01 an indispensable tool for maintaining and updating data when on the road. See More

  • Sharing files anytime and anywhere - KINGMAX OTG USB Flash Driver

    Sharing files anytime and anywhere - KINGMAX OTG USB Flash Driver

    KINGMAX has recently launched PJ-01, a OTG USB Flash Driver

    2013/12/27 -- People need various accessories for their devices. For this kind of trouble to transfer data among different devices, KINGMAX is thoughtful to design this OTG USB! Portable devices do not need external accessory to connect PCs or other host with the plug-and-play design, supported OTG(On-The-Go) function of android smart phones and tablets, people can read/edit files much more easier.When portable devices couldn’t search Wi-fi signal, OTG USB make users read/edit files as usual. User needn't search any cybercafé or fast food restaurant anymore. By the way, the PJ-01 is really small and featherweight for taking along, only 3 grams.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "It's entirely possible the next product needs no introduction – the Noctua NH-U14S is the newest version in Noctua's NH-U series of CPU coolers that were first introduced in 2005. For years, Noctua has been synonymous with premium performance cooling and the new NH-U14S model looks to continue the tradition. Designed to be the premier option for the NH-U series the 140mm NH-U14S and its 52mm wide heatsink promise quiet performance while still clearing RAM modules, even on sockets like LGA2011. Combined with the NF-A15 140mm fan and an entire host of cutting-edge trademark technologies from Noctua, will this cooler be worthy of the Noctua name? Benchmark Reviews has a chance to see where the NH-U14S ranks among the competition."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Here we round up some of the best headsets of the last few months, if you are a gamer, mobile user, console enthusiast or just want a headset that's good for everything then this is the place to start."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "In his latest blog post, TR's Geoff Gasior explains why he's ditching game consoles for good. After years of feeling like second-class citizens, gaming PCs are finally competent players in the living room."

    The Tech Report

  • BCCHardware

    "If you are in the market for a cheap Bluetooth speaker, the SONOS PLAY:1 is not for you. If you're shopping for a speaker system for your home or office that allows you to play music wirelessly in any and every room that you are in, the SONOS PLAY:1 is a great place to start. The ability to pair, separate, stream and enjoy great music and audio everywhere you are, is absolutely fantastic."

    BCCHardware

  • Audio-Technica always listening

    Audio-Technica will be introducing its first-ever gaming headphones at CES 2014. "The premium-quality ATH-AG1 and ATH-ADG1 deliver a powerful, immersive sonic experience that draws listeners completely into the gaming environment." As part of the announcement, attendees at CES 2014 are also invited to take part in The SonicFuel Experience at CES 2014! You'll receive a complimentary pair of SonicFuel ATH-CKX5iS headphones by participating in the Experience in the Audio-Technica booth (#20656). See More

  • UPDATED CES MEDIA ALERT: Audio-Technica to Host The SonicFuel Experience, Intro New Headphones and More

    Audio-Technica to Host The SonicFuel Experience, Intro New Headphones and More

    Audio-Technica to Host The SonicFuel Experience, Debut New Headphones, First-Ever Gaming Headsets and More at CES 2014

    You're invited to take part in The SonicFuel Experience at CES 2014! You'll receive a complimentary pair of SonicFuel ATH-CKX5iS headphones by participating in the Experience in the Audio-Technica booth (#20656) - see details below.

  • STREAMZ

    STREAMZ announced today it has released the world's first smart streaming headphones called STREAMZ™. STREAMZ are breakthrough headphones that allow you to play music and audio from multiple sources, including onboard stored music, streaming online radio, streamed phone music, plus audio from your TV, movie, and game player. "The company will be demonstrating STREAMZ and their BLUWAVS 7.1 HDMI Surround headphones during the 2014 CES Expo, held in Las Vegas from January 7–10, booth #54009 (inside the iLounge of the LVH Hall)." See More

  • STREAMZ Introduces World's First Smart Streaming Headphones    

    STREAMZ - WORLDS FIRST ANDROID 36GB WIFI STREAMING SMART HEADPHONES. (PRNewsFoto/STREAMZ)
    FIRST TO INTEGRATE ANDROID WIFI MUSIC PLAYER, STREAMS PANDORA®, TV, GAMES, MOVIES

    SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 26, 2013 -- STREAMZ™, a Mozaex® spin-off company, announced today it has released the world's first smart streaming headphones called STREAMZ™. STREAMZ are breakthrough headphones that allow you to play music and audio from multiple sources, including onboard stored music, streaming online radio, streamed phone music, plus audio from your TV, movie, and game player.

  • "We have been reviewing Seasonic power supplies for over ten years here at PCPerspective and they have never failed to impress us. Seasonic is also one of the few companies that actually builds their own power supplies (along with supplying units to numerous other big-name brands). Seasonic has built a stellar reputation for producing some of the best PC power supplies on the market today. In their ongoing pursuit to continuously improve their products, Seasonic has recently introduced the S12G Series, which includes four models: S12G-450, S12G-550, S12G-650, and the S12G-750 that we will be taking a detailed look at in this review. Here are a few of the highlights offered by the new S12G Series power supplies."

    PC Perspective

  • "The rugged Armor A30 drives from Silicon Power have a body composed of plastic and silica gel; they come in both 500GB and 1TB capacities while operating on the USB 3.0 bus. For added value we get SP Widget which helps us perform backups, encrypt the drive and more."

    Madshrimps

  • Think Computers

    "Last year we took a look at a very sexy external hard drive from ADATA. The DashDrive Elite HE720 was a great external hard drive, but it was limited by the mechanical hard drive that was inside of it. Well ADATA is back with the DashDrive Elite SE720, which looks almost identical to the HE720, but what's under the hood is completely different. This time with the SE720 ADATA has packed it with a 128 GB solid state drive. That means you will not be limited by the hard drive that is inside and this will be one of the fastest external drives we have ever tested! How fast? Read on to find out!"

    Think Computers

  • "If you are working with a budget of £180 or less there has never been a better time to buy a graphics card. The Gigabyte R9 270X Windforce OC that we are looking at today for instance is supplied in a preoverclocked state, with a custom cooler and has a retail price of only £164.99 inc vat. Is this the graphics card you need for a new cost effective system build in 2014?"

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "We are counting only a few hours until Christmas so as I'm sure all of you can understand writing a review at this time is not exactly easy for me, however it's not every day that we receive a unique product to review and since we will be hitting the mountain to spend new year's eve we feel that this can come in handy to you as it will to us. A few days ago we reviewed the Patriot FUEL+ 7800mAh Mobile Rechargeable Battery which left us with the best impressions thanks to its design, size and real battery capacity. However although 7800mAh and even 9000mAh (capacity of its larger brother) are more than just enough for use with smartphones, MP3/4 players and small tablets they are simply not enough for people who happen to own large screen tablets and this is where XT Power comes in with their latest and quite massive MP-23000A 23000mAh Ultra-High Capacity External Power Supply Battery Pack."

    NikkTech

  • Ocaholic

    "Over the past years LG have had the rare chance to gather experience building Google Nexus Smartphones. The Korean company are the makers of the Nexus 4, but sharp tongues would claim that it was just a cut-down version of the Optiumus G. It might be that they were right, since LG have now made the Nexus 5, a high-end smartphone that sports a surprisingly reasonable price tag."

    Ocaholic

  • "Today we take a look at a new mouse in the SteelSeries range, the Rival. This mouse features a new body shape, taking us away from the design used on the likes of Sensei and Kana. Is it for the better though?"

    Hardware Heaven

  • CRYORIG

    Following the launch of the CRYORIG XF 140mm PWM fan, CRYORIG announces a slimmer version for those situations where a thin-is-in, while maintaining the same level of cooling performance. The XT140 as a high performance 13mm thick 140mm diameter PWM heatsink and system fan. The XF140 utilizes CRYORIG’s built in Acoustic Vibration Absorbers, as well as featuring our own HPLN™ (High Precision Low Noise) bearing to bring optimal noise to performance ratio. The XT140’s Slim Vortex blades offers performance near identical to that of 25mm thick fans, offering performance and compatibility in a slim package. See More

  • CRYORIG

    Newcomer to the PC peripherals and thermal solutions market with a core team of veterans that have worked with some of the most renowned brands such Thermalright, Prolimatech and Phanteks. CRYORIG announces the CRYORIG XF140 is a high performance 140mm PWM heatsink and system fan. The XF140 utilizes CRYORIG’s built in Acoustic Vibration Absorbers, as well as featuring our own HPLN™ (High Precision Low Noise) bearing to bring optimal noise to performance ratio. See More

  • Introducing CRYORIG’s XT140

    Introducing CRYORIG’s XT140

    DECEMBER 25 2013, PM 02:53 -- CRYORIG is a fresh new comer to the PC peripherals and thermal solutions market but with a core team of veterans that have worked with some of the most renowned brands such Thermalright, Prolimatech and Phanteks. With our experience and drive for innovation and improvement we are proud to present our XT140 140mm Slim Profile PWM fan.

  • New Release! CRYORIG’s XF140

    CRYORIG’s XF140 (black)

    DECEMBER 25 2013, PM 02:49 -- CRYORIG is a fresh new comer to the PC peripherals and thermal solutions market but with a core team of veterans that have worked with some of the most renowned brands such Thermalright, Prolimatech and Phanteks. With our experience and drive for innovation and improvement we are proud to present our XF140 140mm PWM fan.

  • BitFenix

    Leading and innovating product manufactures like BitFenix, would not be where they are if it was not from solid support, while getting feedback on product development from it's fan base and online community. “Since the beginning, BitFenix has always stayed close to the community to help them resolve their issues quickly and efficiently. To that end, BitFenix proud to launch an all-new support center to even better serve our customers.”See More

  • BitFenix
    Brand new support ticketing system promises even faster service for BitFenix fans

    (BitFenix Design Lab, December 26, 2013) – Since the beginning, BitFenix has always stayed close to the community to help them resolve their issues quickly and efficiently. To that end, BitFenix proud to launch an all-new support center to even better serve our customers.

  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! (Greeting from KINGMAX)

     

     

     

  • Transcend good memories start here

    Transcend announces the launch of its Premium Series 800x CompactFlash cards. A worthy addition to Transcend's expanding line of CompactFlash memory cards, the 800X CF cards feature incredibly fast transfer rates for capturing professional-quality images and Full HD 1080p video. Equally impressive are the huge 64GB to 256GB capacity options on offer, which enable photographers to store many more high-resolution images and enjoy extended recording sessions."Backed by Transcend's renowned Limited Lifetime Warranty, Transcend's 800x CompactFlash cards are now available in 64GB (US$179), 128GB (US$349) and 256GB (US$699) capacities." See More

  • Transcend - good memories start here
    	  Transcend Adds 800x CF Card to Its Professional CompactFlash Lineup

    December 24, 2013 --Transcend Information, Inc. Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the launch of its Premium Series 800x CompactFlash cards. A worthy addition to Transcend's expanding line of CompactFlash memory cards, the 800X CF cards feature incredibly fast transfer rates for capturing professional-quality images and Full HD 1080p video. Equally impressive are the huge 64GB to 256GB capacity options on offer, which enable photographers to store many more high-resolution images and enjoy extended recording sessions.

  • MSI

    MSI announces the long expected MSI R9 290 GAMING 4G and R9 290X GAMING 4G card are now available. “Packed with all of the power and features to drive UltraHD gaming resolutions the MSI Twin Frozr IV Advanced now ensures your card runs cool so you can enjoy maximum performance because AMD’s PowerTune technology enables the R9 290 GAMING 4G and R9 290X GAMING 4G to run at their highest clock speeds. “ See More

  • EKWB

    EK Water Blocks, announces the upcoming EK-FC R9-290X DCII will be a high performance full-cover water block for engineered specifically for the latest revision of ASUS design Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II series graphics cards. This product will directly cool the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water will flow directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks.See More

  • MSI R9 290 GAMING 4G and R9 290X GAMING 4G now available

    MSI R9 290 GAMING 4G and R9 290X GAMING 4G now available

    Powerful Graphics, today and tomorrow

    The long expected MSI R9 290 GAMING 4G and R9 290X GAMING 4G are now available. Packed with all of the power and features to drive UltraHD gaming resolutions the MSI Twin Frozr IV Advanced now ensures your card runs cool so you can enjoy maximum performance because AMD’s PowerTune technology enables the R9 290 GAMING 4G and R9 290X GAMING 4G to run at their highest clock speeds. With support for the latest industry standards and exciting new technology such as Mantle support in Battlefield 4. Thanks to the bundled MSI GAMING App gamers can quickly switch between three pre-sets including a silent mode optimized for power efficiency and an overclocking and OC Mode to get the most power out of your graphics card, without worrying about learning how to overclock. The R9 290 GAMING 4G and R9 290X GAMING 4G have been designed to give you a gaming experience that delivers you true next-gen performance for ultra HD resolutions without sacrificing on thermals to kick-start your gaming rig for 2014.

  • New FC water block in the making for ASUS R9290X-DC2

    New FC water block in the making for ASUS R9290X-DC2

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is working on a new Full Cover water block for the latest ASUS® non-reference design DirectCU II series AMD® Radeon® R9 290X graphics card, namely the R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5.

  • "Corsair recently added another line, the CS-M, to their rich portfolio. Today, we will evaluate the CS650M: it features compact dimensions and a semi-modular cabling design. The PSU is also 80 Plus Gold certified and has a single +12V rail that can deliver up to 51 A of current."

    techPowerUp

  • OCInside

    "Today, we test the first motherboard with the new Socket FM2+ for AMD Kaveri processors at OCinside.de that is also backward compatible with Socket FM2 Richland and Trinity processors. The AMD FM2+ motherboard based on the AMD A88X Bolton-D4 chipset and has a total of five PCI Express slots, two PCI slots, four memory slots with AMP and XMP support, seven SATA3 ports, one eSATA3 port, Gigabit LAN, HDMI-In, HDMI output, D-Sub VGA, DVI, DisplayPort, 7.1 purity sound and lots of more features. Of course we have not just tested the ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ Socket FM2+ mainboard features, but also overclocked it up to the limits."

    OCInside

  • Ocaholic

    "Today, we have a chance to look at a member of Corsair's PSU Gaming series, the Corsair GS800. Designed as the ideal price-performance solution for building or upgrading a gaming PC, according to Corsair, the GS800 is based on a single +12V rail design, providing up to 65A of reliable, continuous power for multi-core, multi-GPU gaming PCs and packs quite a few nice features including tri-color 140mm LED fan. Bear with us as we check out if the GS800 really has what it takes to carry the Gaming Series tag."

    Ocaholic

  • Think Computrers

    "When people ask me what is a good air CPU cooler Noctua is always a name that comes to mind. They are known for their great cooling solutions, both big and small. When it comes to air coolers one of the biggest problems is compatibility. Many performance and high-end memory modules are large heatspreaders and they can get in the way. Noctua of course knows this and has made an effort to come out with CPU coolers that will be compatible in all situations. The NH-U14S is one such cooler. It is designed with a 52mm thin heatsink stack that allows for full RAM compatibility on socket 2011 as well as other platforms. Normally we see these massive heatsinks from Noctua so will the NH-U14S still be able to perform up to the standards we know Noctua for? Read on as we find out!"

    Think Computers

  • NikkTech

    "Have any of you ever wondered what kind of mini cams are used in all those "car accident" video clips uploaded in YouTube? Well i don't know whether or not people use such devices in your countries but they certainly don't in mine (at least not up until this day) so i took it upon myself to find as much as i could for the so called car dashboard cameras. You see i have been watching such clips for many years now (especially ones with accidents caused by extreme weather conditions) but it never occurred to me that there are many companies out there that only focus in the design, development and manufacture of such dashboard cameras. One of those companies and perhaps the most well-known in the market is Pittasoft and today we will be taking a look at their latest BlackVue DR550GW-2CH dual-cam Wi-Fi compatible model."

    NikkTech

  • "Today we look at the new customised high end card from Asus, the GTX780 Ti Direct CUII OC. This solution features a customised two fan cooler and out of the box overclocked speeds. We already know the GTX780 Ti is the fastest single GPU on the planet, so how does the tweaked ASUS card stack up?"

    Kitguru

  • Seagate

    Seagate Technology, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Seagate will acquire all outstanding shares of Xyratex Ltd., a leading provider of storage technology, in an all-cash transaction valued at $13.25 per share, or a total of approximately $374 million, including approximately $80 million in cash on Xyratex's balance sheet as of August 31, 2013. The consideration represents a premium of approximately 27% per share over Xyratex's stock price at the close of trading on December 20, 2013. See More

  • AMD FirePro

    AMD announces new dual AMD FirePro professional graphics solutions to deliver unprecedented levels of performance for the new Mac Pro. The AMD FirePro D300, D500 and D700 professional GPUs offer exceptional compute power and reliability for creativity and productivity in a wide range of applications. With industry-adopted OpenCL support, Mac Pro users have the ability to seamlessly edit full-resolution 4K video and simultaneously render effects in the background, and still have enough performance to power up to three high-resolution 4K displays. See More

  • New AMD FirePro Professional Graphics Deliver Unprecedented Levels of Performance for New Mac Pro

    Dual AMD FirePro Professional Graphics Enable OpenCL Compute Power Matched With 4K Display Support

    SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/23/13 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced dual AMD FirePro™ professional graphics solutions (GPUs) deliver unprecedented levels of performance for the new Mac Pro. The AMD FirePro™ D300, D500 and D700 professional GPUs offer exceptional compute power and reliability for creativity and productivity in a wide range of applications. With industry-adopted OpenCL™ (Open Computing Language) support, Mac Pro users have the ability to seamlessly edit full-resolution 4K video and simultaneously render effects in the background, and still have enough performance to power up to three high-resolution 4K displays1.

  • Seagate Technology to Acquire Xyratex Ltd

    Strengthens Capital Integration Strategy with Addition of Xyratex's HDD Test Business

    Expands Storage Portfolio with Acquisition of Xyratex's Storage Systems Business

    CUPERTINO, Calif. & HAVANT, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 23, 2013-- Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, and Xyratex Ltd (NASDAQ: XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Seagate will acquire all outstanding shares of Xyratex in an all-cash transaction valued at $13.25 per share, or a total of approximately $374 million, including approximately $80 million in cash on Xyratex's balance sheet as of August 31, 2013. The consideration represents a premium of approximately 27% per share over Xyratex's stock price at the close of trading on December 20, 2013.

  • ROCCAT Set The Rules

    Since the launch of the ROCCAT Power-Grid back in October, and with more than a quarter of a million downloads, the software has been very successful thus far: more than 1,000 positive ratings in the Apple and Google app stores and tons of user-created content on the Power-Grid website clearly show that the app satisfies gamers’ needs to connect their smartphone to their PC. ROCCAT announces a major update to Power-Grid that contains new nice-to-have features as well as completely new code – making the software more useable and open overall. See More

  • ROCCAT Issues First Major Update for Power-Grid

    ROCCAT Issues First Major Update for Power-Grid™ 

    Software updates include Grids that turn your smartphone into a trackpad for your PC and control lighting effects for Ryos MK Pro Keyboard

    Highly acclaimed iOS/Android App celebrates over 250,000 downloads, new SDK now available

    Hamburg – December 20, 2013 – Today, Power-Grid will see its first major update since its launch back in October. With more than a quarter of a million downloads, the software has been very successful thus far: more than 1,000 positive ratings in the Apple and Google app stores and tons of user-created content on the Power-Grid website clearly show that the app satisfies gamers’ needs to connect their smartphone to their PC. With Power-Grid still being in beta status, ROCCAT aims for continuous improvement, based first and foremost on user feedback. “Running the open beta is very important for us”, says ROCCAT founder and CEO René Korte. “With this large user base we get way more feedback than we did in the closed beta. That makes it easier for us to focus on in-demand features that are beneficial to users, because more free Power-Grid content gets shared through our store”.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The second revision of the Arc Mini micro ATX chassis brings a few revisions while keeping the essential styling that differentiates Fractal Design from other PC case manufacturers. The original Arc Mini PC case was well received by PC enthusiasts and system builders alike, and now Benchmark Reviews has the Arc Mini R2 for testing and we will detail what sets it apart from the crowd."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "MSI's R9 270X GAMING provides the lowest noise levels of any card in its performance class, thanks to its dual-fan TwinFrozr cooler. It is also overclocked out of the box, giving it a 3% performance advantage, matching performance with the HD 7950."

    techPowerUp

  • "It has been a crazy launch for the AMD Radeon R9 series of graphics cards. When we first reviewed both the R9 290X and the R9 290, we came away very impressed with the GPU and the performance it provided. Our reviews of both products resulted in awards of the Gold class. The 290X was a new class of single GPU performance while the R9 290 nearly matched performance at a crazy $399 price tag."

    PC Perspective

  • Ocaholic

    "With their Fatal1ty 750W, OCZ have a rather aggressively priced power supply in their portfolio. For as little as 75 Euro you can get a unit, that features modular cable management, an illuimnated fan and up to 750 Watts of continuous power delivery next to an 80Plus Bronze certificate. This sound like quite a lot of hardware for this kind of money, doesn't it?"

    Ocaholic

  • "Today we are looking at a Powerline WiFi Extender starter kit from TP-Link aimed at providing everything the consumer needs to extend their wired and wireless network into areas of the home not accessible by conventional means, instead utilising the electrical circuits already present."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Think Computers

    "We have teamed up with our friends at Antec to give you a great giveaway! Up for grabs we have an Antec Twelve Hundred Gaming Case, Nine Hundred Two Gaming Case, Eathwatts Platinum 650W Power Supply, and High Current Gamer 400M Power Supply! Like most of our contests we will be running this one on Facebook, so it is extremely easy to get your entry in! So how do you enter?"

    Think Computers

  • "The new year has not yet arrived, but it looks like Samsung is perfectly satisfied to borrow a page out of the automotive industry and give a forward-thinking name to a product before we all gather around to sing Auld Lang Syne. What we're looking at today is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), not to be confused with the "old" Note 10.1 released earlier this year without the year designation. And yes, it really is a new product."

    MegaTechNews

  • "In his latest blog post, TR's Cyril Kowaliski bemoans the dearth of proper support for high-PPI displays in Windows software."

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

    "Up until 5 years ago the only keyboards you'd find on my two desks featured the standard membrane technology for the keys (rubber dome) and since 1989 when i got my first personal computer i must have changed at least 10 of them not because they stopped working out of the blue but because of many other reasons. That suddenly changed with the increasing flow of keyboards featuring mechanical switches (Cherry MX keys) into the market by most of the leading gaming peripheral manufacturers. Certainly mechanical keyboards are not something new and as a matter of fact they've been around for quite some time but it wasn't until quite recently that most manufacturers figured out they could also pitch them to the general public (gamers especially). Today we'll be taking a thorough look at what seems to be a very basic gaming mechanical keyboard at first glance the MEKA G-1 Illuminated by Tt eSPORTS."

    NikkTech

  • COUGAR

    The HiTech Legion Staff and family would like to take a moment and Wish Everyone a Merry Christmas and The Best of the Holiday Season to Everyone! And now a word from one of our sponsors... Yep! It's COUGAR Time! COUGAR, is giving away prizes in promotion with media partners and having a “Look Back at COUGAR 2013” Christmas Giveaway contest on Facebook. Considering all of the outstanding products COUGAR has released this year you can choose which is your favorite, then “Like, Share and Win”. Check out the details See More

  • COUGAR, The Year In Review – Plus Christmas Giveaway

    COUGAR, The Year In Review – Plus Christmas Giveaway

    December 20th 2013, Taipei - Leading PC CASE and Power Supply maker, COUGAR, is giving away prizes in promotion with media partners and having a “Look Back at COUGAR 2013” Christmas Giveaway contest on Facebook. Considering all of the outstanding products COUGAR has released this year you can choose which is your favorite, then “Like, Share and Win”. Check out the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/229458737235466/

  • AMD

    AMD announced earlier that it will webcast its quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. EST / 2:30 p.m. PST to discuss the results of its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended December 28, 2013. All interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the real-time audio webcast of the teleconference over the Internet through AMD’s Web site at ir.amd.com.See More

  • AMD to Report Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results On January 21, 2014
     

    SUNNYVALE, Calif.  —12/19/2013 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it will webcast its quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.  EST / 2:30 p.m. PST to discuss the results of its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended December 28, 2013. All interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the real-time audio webcast of the teleconference over the Internet through AMD’s Web site at ir.amd.com.  An archive of the webcast will be available for approximately one year after the conference call.

  • ASUS ROG Announces Poseidon GTX 780 Graphics Card

    ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announces the Poseidon GTX 780 with DirectCU H2O, a new graphics card with an exclusive hybrid thermal solution that enables extremely efficient cooling by either air or water. The ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 780 is also loaded with latest ROG technologies and innovations, including dust-proof fans for increased card longevity, die-cast thermal armor for improved cooling in the crucial MOSFET area, DIGI+ voltage-regulation modules (VRMs) with black metallic capacitors power design for incredible stability and reduced noise. See More

  • ASUS ROG Announces Poseidon GTX 780 Graphics Card

    ASUS ROG Poseidon-GTX780-P-3GD5

    New graphics card with exclusive DirectCU H2O hybrid air and water cooling technology delivers 140%-cooler, 3X-quieter and 12%-faster gaming performance

    Taipei, Taiwan (17th December, 2013) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Poseidon GTX 780 with DirectCU H2O, a new graphics card with an exclusive hybrid thermal solution that enables extremely efficient cooling by either air or water.

  • Lian Li

    Lian Li earlier today announced, a new brushed aluminum Mini-ITX chassis – PC-Q33 – with a flip-open design and space-efficient hardware support. The PC-Q33 provides plenty of working space for DIY builders. Builders can swing open the top and front panel of this brushed aluminum chassis providing easy access to the internal components. The PC-Q33 will be available at the end of December for the suggested retail price of USD 99. See More

  • Lian Li Releases the PC-Q33 Mini-ITX Chassis in North AmericaLian Li PC-Q33 Mini-ITX

    Flip-Open Design and Space Efficient Hardware Support

    December 20, 2013, Keelung, Taiwan -Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces a new brushed aluminum Mini-ITX chassis – PC-Q33 – with a flip-open design and space-efficient hardware support.

  • PowerColor

    PowerColor announces the first and only R9 290X with liquid cooling solution in the market. As always, PowerColor have joined forces with award-winning cooling manufacture EK Water Blocks to create the PowerColor LCS R9 290X as a must have for every enthusiastic PC users. See More

  • POWERCOLOR ROLLS OUT THE LATEST R9 290X WITH LIQUID COOLING SOULTION

     PowerColor LCS R9 290X

    The first and only R9 290X with liquid cooling solution in the market

    Taipei, Taiwan –Dec. 18, 2013 – TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today announces the first and only R9 290X with liquid cooling solution in the market. As always, PowerColor have joined forces with award-winning cooling manufacture EK Water Blocks to create the PowerColor LCS R9 290X as a must have for every enthusiastic PC users.

  • KTC Group

    Shenzhen based KTC Technology Group is an OEM leader in the manufacturing of LCD TVs around the globe and provides high quality products to the world with competitive prices. KTC stepped into the manufacturing of tablets in 2012 and launched a series of products providing global brand customers with professional OEM service. Now, they are proud to introduce a cost-effective 8-inch model, the 800P31C.See More

  • Cost-Effective 8-inch Tablet Making a Splash in the Industry

    KTC 8- inch tablet 800P31C 

    December 19th, Shenzhen, China – In 2010, after the Apple iPad entered the market, tablets gradually became a common personal item. But tablets can’t always substitute for PCs or mobile phones. So the higher price of the iPads had an influence on their sales volume.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Sharkoon technologies have been manufacturing pc peripherals since 2003 encompassing unique designs and convincing performance. Their philosophy states that "premium quality and affordable prices do not have to contradict each other." Keep in mind that this statement is going to be put to the test. The DarkGlider has recently become available worldwide offering a plethora of features (common and unique to gaming mice). Benchmark Reviews is going to run this mouse through the gamut and expose what makes this product stand out from the pack (and if the Sharkoon philosophy stays true)."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Like a mad rush of level 60 rogues, the ECS GANK MACHINE launches its assault on the Intel Haswell platform in a way no other would even attempt, going straight for the kill. Built with gaming in mind, and a bit of overclocking, too, the ECS GANK MACHINE not only surprised me, but left me feeling helpless, and under-skilled."

    techPowerUp

  • "Despite the fact that they both sell for over $500, the Crucial M500 960GB and Samsung 840 EVO 1TB are relative bargains. These SSDs have the lowest price per gigabyte around, and they're very different drives. We've pitted them against each other in an epic clash of terabyte titans."

    The Tech Report

  • Ocaholic

    "With their Z87-Expert, ASUS have a motherboard in its portfolio that features a decent price tag, well below 200 Euro and the board comes with quite a few good features. There is for example onboard WiFi, which supports the latest ac-standard. Other than that there is an adequate power design as well as quite a few other things you might like."

    Ocaholic

  • "The TL-WPA4220KIT comes pretty cheap and also provides wireless connectivity for maximizing the wireless range of the current network. Despite the fact that we get an advertised speed of 500Mbps, the LAN ports are capped at 100Mbps. We must also take in account that the speed may vary depending on the quality of the wiring and other factors."

    Madshrimps

  • Think Computers

    "Lately we have been taking a look at a lot of Radeon R9 280X graphics cards. These are based on the Tahiti GPU that was also found in AMD's Radeon HD 7900 series cards. For those not looking to spend as much money the next step down in AMD's latest graphics cards is the R9 270X/270 series. These cards are based off the Pitcairn GPU and still offer a very good price / performance ratio. Today we are looking at MSI's Radeon R9 270 Gaming graphics card. This card will feature a factory overclock and MSI's own Twin Frozr IV cooling solution. Is this the best graphics card for under $200? We are going to find out!"

    Think Computers

  • HCW

    "In this Core i3 4340 review, we find out how Haswell performs in a dual core config. We also compare IGP performance against AMD with surprising results."

    HCW

  • "In November AMD released their reference R9 290 and while we were impressed with the frame rate performance we certainly didn't find it fun dealing with the noisy, ill performing reference cooler. It has been some time coming, but today we look at the first custom cooled, overclocked card from partner Sapphire. It features their tasty Tri X cooler. Is this the card you need in your new system build as we head into 2014?"

    Kitguru

  • Sapphire Top R9 models with Tri-X cooler, faster clocks and dual BIOS

    Ever since the launch of the R9 290 series, performance has been hindered, since it has been cappped by the system as the GPU temperature reaches higher levels. Leave to the folks at SAPPHIRE to provide an optimal cooling solution so maximum performance levels can be attained. SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced two new models of its top of the range R9 290 and R9 290X graphics cards. Both models feature the SAPPHIRE exclusive Tri-X triple fan cooler, enhanced clocks and dual BIOS. SAPPHIRE has also tailored the fan speed profiles on the Tri-X models to a transitional linear mode which the company believes achieves the best sustainable performance with lower GPU temperatures. See More

  • SAPPHIRE COOLS HAWAII FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE:

    SAPPHIRE TRI-X R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 OC (UEFI)
    Top R9 models with Tri-X cooler, faster clocks and dual BIOS

     Dec 19, 2013 -- SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced two new models of its top of the range R9 290 and R9 290X graphics cards. Both models feature the SAPPHIRE exclusive Tri-X triple fan cooler, enhanced clocks and dual BIOS.

  • Genius

    Genius, a world-leading designer of personal peripheral products connecting people to their devices in the mobile and digital world, will showcase the latest breath-taking product portfolio, first of its kind, at 2014 CES International, Las Vegas (Booth #35425). See More

  • Thecus Creator in Storage

    Thecus proudly announces the world's first NAS devices with support for RAID 50 and RAID 60. These new NAS devices offer significant advances in performance and fault tolerance for small and medium businesses and enterprise customers. See More

  • Futuremark

    Futuremark, is proud to announce that Quanta Computer, the worlds largest laptop maker, has joined its Benchmark Development Program. Quanta will work with Futuremark to create new benchmarks for both the PC and mobile platforms. See More

  • ADATA

    ADATA announces that they will be presenting new products in conjunction with the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES), held in Las Vegas from January 7 to 10. Hosting a hospitality suite at the five-star Venetian Resort, ADATA will display the latest in charging accessories for mobile devices, solid state drives (SSDs), DRAM modules, and Flash storage devices to media and partners from around the world. See More

  • GENIUS SHOWCASES NEW PRODUCT PORTFOLIO AT CES 2014

    Genius Product Showcase 2014 CES International, Las Vegas (Booth #35425
    Provide live demonstration of eye-opening Mobility and PC accessories

    December 19, 2013, Chino, CaliforniaGenius, a world-leading designer of personal peripheral products connecting people to their devices in the mobile and digital world, will showcase the latest breath-taking product portfolio, first of its kind, at 2014 CES International, Las Vegas (Booth #35425).

  • Thecus – First in NAS Industry to Have Devices Which Support RAID 50 and 60

    Thecus NAS devices: N6850 N8900 N12000PRO N16000PRO
    Combining Speed, Greatly Improved Fault Tolerance, and More Cost-Effective Operation

    December 19, 2013, Milpitas, CaliforniaThecus® is pleased to announce the world's first NAS devices with support for RAID 50 and RAID 60. These new NAS devices offer significant advances in performance and fault tolerance for small and medium businesses and enterprise customers.

  • Quanta Computer Joins Futuremark® to Develop New 3DMark® and PCMark® Benchmarks

    HELSINKI, FINLAND – December 19, 2013 – Futuremark® is proud to announce that Quanta Computer has joined its Benchmark Development Program™. Quanta will work with Futuremark to create new benchmarks for PC and mobile platforms.

  • ADATA to Reveal Lustrous New Products at CES 2014

    Company to demonstrate a breakthrough solid-state drives and fashionable charging accessories

    Taipei, Taiwan – December 19, 2013 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, will be presenting new products in conjunction with the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES), held in Las Vegas from January 7 to 10. Hosting a hospitality suite at the five-star Venetian Resort, ADATA will display the latest in charging accessories for mobile devices, solid state drives (SSDs), DRAM modules, and Flash storage devices to media and partners from around the world.

  • Sendi Mutiara Multimedia Philippines

    Being an International Community, popular HiTechLegion forum member, Jasper John S. Cecilio, aka 'fourpixel' shared a press kit with the HTL Newsroom regarding the up-an-coming SMM Phillipines and their product launch and first cybercafé owners gathering last December 14, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas. The event was attended by SMM Philippines’ partners, including Gigabyte, Cougar, Palit, HKC, AMD, Corsair, SonicGear, PLDT Alpha Enterprise, VMoney and representative from Unified Lan Shop Owners Portal and other cybercafé guests. See More

  • SMM Philippines’ First Cybercafé Owners Gathering

    SMM Philippine

    MANILA, Philippines – December 14, 2013 --SMM Philippines held their product launch and first cybercafé owners gathering last December 14, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas. The event was attended by SMM Philippines’ partners, including Gigabyte, Cougar, Palit, HKC, AMD, Corsair, SonicGear, PLDT Alpha Enterprise, VMoney and representative from Unified Lan Shop Owners Portal and other cybercafé guests.

  • 2014 International CES

    With all the spirit and celebration during this Holiday Season, it's also a time to note that it's just a few weeks to go until the 2014 International CES to run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. From driverless cars and 3D printing to Ultra HD TV, health technologies and beyond, the 2014 International CES is the place to see inspiring innovations across the consumer technology ecosystem. See More

  • Inspiring Innovations Step Into the Spotlight at 2014 International CES

    Conferences, exhibits and TechZones to feature emerging tech trends

    Arlington, Va., December 18, 2013 – From driverless cars and 3D printing to Ultra HD TV, health technologies and beyond, the 2014 International CES® is the place to see inspiring innovations across the consumer technology ecosystem. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Mushkin

    Mushkin introduces a new Atom USB 3.0 flash drive that emphasizes its convenience with an extremely small form-factor, that's  just under the size of a quarter! Take a tip from Brian Flood, the Director of Product Management at Mushkin, Inc.,”The Atom USB flash drive is designed with ultimate portability and convenience in mind.  Having such a small and accommodating size eliminates the need to eject the flash drive and risk losing it when mobile.” Yep! that's happened to the best of us! See More

  • Mushkin Introduces New Atom USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    Mushkin Introduces New Atom USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    Austin, TX -- Dec 18, 2013 --Mushkin, Inc., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, has introduced the new Atom USB 3.0 flash drive.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "When the BitFenix Prodigy was released last year, it expanded on the idea of how much performance could fit in a small case. There were some users (me included) that felt the original Prodigy was just a little too big for an ITX box – responding to customer feedback, BitFenix wanted to provide a more streamlined option for those users that wanted all that the Prodigy had to offer in a more compact package. With essentially the same internal layout as the original Prodigy, the new BitFenix Phenom (model BFC-PHE-300-WWXKK-RP) caters to those that want something a little more minimalistic with airflow taking a backseat to looks and finesse. Benchmark Reviews is ready to look inside and see how much of the Prodigy legacy stays intact with the BitFenix Phenom ITX case."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Sharkoon

    Sharkoon expands its range of PC cases and introduces the Mask ATX, a spacious PC case in a classic timeless design. The front of the chassis features an aluminum-optic finish, and the modern and sleek appearance is further enhanced by a front door, which behind the installed drives are hidden. The Sharkoon Mask ATX case also includes many of the most often sought after features by builders and enthusiasts that cost much more, considering that the Mask ATX chassis has the suggested retail price of 49.99 (euros) and is available now from authorized retailers. See More

  • "The Obsidian 750D aims to fill the compact full-tower chassis spot in the updated Obsidian family. With the 900D taking the top and the 350D firmly situated in the mid-tower segment, the 750D has a price tag to match its size, but will it be able to deliver everything to warrant the Obsidian name?"

    techPowerUp

  • Think Computers

    "Cellular Internet is just about everywhere these days, but it's contained within the devices that need it the most often: phones, tablets, computers. There's also been a few generations of Wi-Fi hotspots, neat devices treasured by conference and convention go-ers and mobilebusinesspeople alike. One who fires up a Wi-Fi device at CES is likely to see scores of Wi-Fi access points. Most are secured and meant only for one or two users. A random passerby would rarely think to ask permission to use a stranger's hotspot. Karma is looking to change that. "Social Bandwidth," they call it. Karma provides the access point, you buy the bandwidth you need: no monthly bill, no contracts, no minimum usage. On top of that, when someone wants Internet, they can use your hotspot without affecting your bandwidth balance. They get their own! In fact, Karma gives you and them 100 MB whenever they sign into your hotspot and they get their own bandwidth to use. Sign up a friend using a referral link and get 500 MB instead."

    Think Computers

  • The SSD Review

    "Super Talent has once again been busy behind the scenes and their newest entries into the SSD market include a new M.2 NGFF design called the DX1. Anything but ordinary, the STT DX1 is available as a SATA M.2 SSD (known as the STT NGFF DX1), or that of a PCIe X1 interface where a SATA 3 SSD is routed through a PCIe to SATA bridge and travels via a single PCIe lane (STT PCIe DX1). A bit confusing at first, the additional benefit of the PCIe DX1 is that it is a fully bootable SSD and only the second bootable M.2 PCIe SSD we have seen to date. Perhaps this is the start of a trend."

    The SSD Review

  • "The 4770K offers quite possibly the highest per-clock performance numbers of any consumer-grade processor currently on the market. It's just that fact which makes Haswell's multiplier-unlocked Core i7 a plausible option for workstation applications. And with that possible usage scenario comes the requirement for workstation-grade LGA 1150 motherboards. Is ASRock's flagship LGA 1150 motherboard, the Z87 Extreme11/ac, the perfect partner for a powerful, Haswell-based workstation?"

    Kitguru

  • BCCHardware

    "The build quality of the bezel and overall appearance is pretty nice. When it comes to eye-candy, Samsung knows how to make plastic look good. The stand is the piece of hardware that gets me though. While I absolutely love the location of the rear ports and how the integrated cable management works so perfectly, the fact that there is no height adjustment is a little disappointing."

    BCCHardware

  • Price-Performance: ATX Case in Timeless Design

    Sharkoon Mask ATX Case

    ATX case in purist design | Alu-optic with front door | USB 3.0 | Preinstalled silent fan | MSRP 49.99 euros

    Sharkoon expands its range of PC cases and introduces with the Mask a spacious PC case in a reduced, timeless design. The front has an aluminum-optic finish. The discreet appearance is further enhanced by a front door, behind which the installed drives are hidden.

  • "Today Kaeyi Dream tests out the Kave XTD 5.1 Surround Sound USB Headset from ROCCAT with USB remote."

    Hardware Heaven

  • NikkTech

    "With storage capacity needs increasing all the time it's somewhat expected for people to be on the lookout for higher capacity portable storage media such as USB Flash Drives and Portable Hard Drives. Portable Hard Drives are of course the obvious choice for most consumers not only because in the market one can currently find up to 2TB capacity 2.5" models but also because of the quite low price tags that accompany them. USB Flash drives on the other hand may be a lot smaller and faster (most of the times) compared to PHDs but they do cost much more and are nowhere close to reaching the same capacities. The HyperX PREDATOR 1TB USB 3.0 Flash Drive by Kingston offers the highest available capacity currently at very high read/write speeds and although we had the 512GB model on our test bench when it got launched a while ago we decided to also take a closer look at its larger brother."

    NikkTech

  • Ocaholic

    "Today, we have a chance to look at a member of Corsair's PSU Gaming series, the Corsair GS800. Designed as the ideal price-performance solution for building or upgrading a gaming PC, according to Corsair, the GS800 is based on a single +12V rail design, providing up to 65A of reliable, continuous power for multi-core, multi-GPU gaming PCs and packs quite a few nice features including tri-color 140mm LED fan. Bear with us as we check out if the GS800 really has what it takes to carry the Gaming Series tag."

    Ocaholic

  • ShadowPlay Twitch Streaming Now Available!

    GeForce Experience

    Today we launched the latest update to GeForce Experience, which now includes a beta release of the highly-anticipated ShadowPlay Twitch Streaming functionality. You can grab the software from here: http://www.geforce.com/geforce-experience

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