• GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE proudly announces that its lineup of FM2+ motherboards is now compatible with the newly launched Godavari APU from AMD. "Featuring 12 CPU and GPU compute cores (4+8), the latest AMD A-Series APU brings great support for exciting new technology such as AMD FreeSync™, DirectX™ 12 and also Windows 10 64-bit support. Paired with the connectivity featured on GIGABYTE FM2+ motherboards, the combo offers the best platform capable of delivering great processing performance, smooth high framerates in the most popular online game and a path to easy upgrades with many of the latest technologies available for today’s desktop PCs."See More

  • GIGABYTE Readies FM2+ Series Motherboards for Newly Launched AMD Godavari APUs

    GIGABYTE Readies FM2+ Series Motherboards for Newly Launched AMD Godavari APUs

    New APU from AMD brings support for Windows 10 OS, DirectX 12™ and FreeSync™ Technology

    Taipei, Taiwan, May 28th, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce that its lineup of FM2+ motherboards is now compatible with the newly launched Godavari APU from AMD. Featuring 12 CPU and GPU compute cores (4+8), the latest AMD A-Series APU brings great support for exciting new technology such as AMD FreeSync™, DirectX™ 12 and also Windows 10 64-bit support. Paired with the connectivity featured on GIGABYTE FM2+ motherboards, the combo offers the best platform capable of delivering great processing performance, smooth high framerates in the most popular online game and a path to easy upgrades with many of the latest technologies available for today’s desktop PCs.

  • EVGA

    Introducing the EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X HYBRID, 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! The EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X HYBRID is available as a complete unit, or upgrade kit."See More

  • EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X HYBRID – The Ultimate Graphics Card Meets Ultimate Cooling

    EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X HYBRID – The Ultimate Graphics Card Meets Ultimate Cooling

    May 29th 2015 – Introducing the EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X HYBRID, 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! The EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X HYBRID is available as a complete unit, or upgrade kit.

  • "With the continued evolution of eSports as well as streaming the audio needs of the average gamer are increasing. Many headsets offer a built in mic which helps, and some are pretty decent, but none can compete with a good quality stand alone model. In their 20 Series Audio-Technica offer a model which is ideal for those looking to step up in quality, and do so with a focus on mobility. Today we review that in our Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "Corsair continues to offer a huge selection of memory products, PC cases, SSDs, power supplies, coolers, gaming peripherals, and PC accessories! The 780T Full-Tower case is one of the new additions to Corsair's Graphite Series of PC enclosures for 2015 and is available in either black or white. The 780T is a premium case loaded with features that will enable quick, easy, and good-looking builds along with plenty of room and numerous case cooling options. The 780T comes with three 140mm Corsair fans pre-installed with numerous mounting locations for additional fans. The 780T also provides excellent support for liquid cooling with mounting locations for two 360mm radiators. The full-tower enclosure can mount E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboards with room for multiple, high-end graphic adapters up to 14" (355mm) in length. There are currently 16 different models in the Graphite Series ranging in price from $69.99 up to $189.99 USD."

    PC Perspective

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have MetallicAcid's Re(de)fine Air 240 build. Here is what he had to say about it, "Hello and welcome to my latest project which I have named Re(de)fine. This project is using the Corsair Carbide Air 240 which I will transform into a stylish and sleek performing machine, which will look to belong in the cockpit of a Maclaren Spider supercar."

    Think Computers

  • BigBruin

    "It is hard to get too excited about a card reader, but the FCR-HS4 is definitely a nice one. While I typically prefer these kind of things to be compact for portability and so I can hide them away in a drawer, since I have been using this one I leave it right out on my desk. It sits nicely under my monitor and gives me quick access to all of my cards without having to go hunting. It looks good, stays put nicely, and as the testing showed it performs very well."

    BigBruin

  • "In recent years, more and more mobile network operators have started releasing their own mobile devices. EE have released the Kestrel phone and the Eagle tablet, for instance. Today we look at a tablet from Vodafone, the Smart Tab 4G. Competitively priced at £125, it is aimed at consumers looking to avoid the biggest price tags but still get a decent if not phenomenal device."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "Solid state drives (SSDs) may not be as interesting as they were upon their launch and until a couple of years ago but they are still amongst the hottest hardware components in the market something which you can easily tell just by looking at the number of models manufacturers have released just in the last year. Now as many of you know performance levels haven't really increased that much in the consumer oriented SSD market (SATA III models especially) during the past 2-3 years but we have seen a pretty significant price drop so as we speak consumers can get their hands on 480GB SATA III models for the same price one would need to get a 240GB SATA III model back in 2013. One such model is the latest Ignite 480GB SATA III SSD by Patriot Memory and today we're going to see how it compares against similar models in the market."

    NikkTech

  • "Over the past few months, we’ve covered a number of details related to today’s launch of the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device. It was back in March during GDC that we were first able to show you the Tegra X1 powered SHIELD Android TV (then refered to as the SHIELD Console). And it was earlier in the year at CES when NVIDIA unveiled the Tegra X1 SoC itself, along with a number of X1-based automotive products. To recap a bit, the Tegra X1 features a Maxwell-derived GPU and eight CPU cores; four ARM A57 cores and four A53s. The A57 cores are 64-bit, out-of-order designs with multi-issue pipelines, while the A53 cores are simpler, in-order, highly-efficient designs. Which cores are used will depend on the particular workload being executed at the time. The Tegra X1 also packs a 256-core Maxwell-derived GPU with the same programming capabilities and API support as NVIDIA's desktop GPUs. And it has a video engine capable of full speed 4K 60FPS video playback."

    Hot Hardware

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers

    ASUS has announced that its line-up of AMD FM2+-based motherboards offer support for the latest AMD® A-series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), codenamed ‘Godavari’."When used in combination with ASUS AMD FM2+ motherboards the new AMD A-series APUs offer great-value performance, delivering best-in-class gaming and graphics experiences at up to 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) resolutions. Existing ASUS owners can update their motherboards quickly and easily using the intuitive ASUS USB BIOS Flashback or ASUS EZ Update tools. The necessary BIOS updates are available to download immediately, while an easy graphics-driver (VGA) update pushes the AMD A-Series APUs’ integrated AMD Radeon™ graphics to new performance heights for better-than-ever visual and gaming experiences.See More

  • ASUS Announces Support for AMD A-Series ‘Godavari’ APUs

    ASUS Announces Support for AMD A-Series ‘Godavari’ APUs

    ASUS AMD FM2+-based motherboards ready for the latest AMD ‘Godavari’ APUs, and free update available for existing owners

    KEY POINTS

    • ASUS FM2+ A88X, A78, A68H, A58 and A55-series motherboards support AMD A-series APUs for accelerated performance & 4K/UHD gaming experiences
    • Quick, simple and free BIOS update & improved integrated-graphics drivers available immediately for existing ASUS FM2+ motherboard owners
    • Existing ASUS FM2+ motherboards updated in just a few clicks using ASUS-exclusive USB Flashback or EZ Update utilities

     

    Taipei, Taiwan (29th May, 2015) — ASUS today announced that its line-up of AMD FM2+-based motherboards offer support for the latest AMD® A-series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), codenamed ‘Godavari’.

  • AMD

    AMD introduces the latest addition to its line of desktop A-Series processors, the A10-7870K APU, a refresh to the existing line of processors codenamed “Kaveri”. "The latest iteration of the popular and powerful AMD A-Series APU family provides premium performance and multitasking powered by up to 12 compute cores (4 CPU + 8 GPU).* The responsiveness and processing power of the A10-7870K APU enables an immersive user experience on Windows® 10 PCs while offering an easy path for PC builders looking to upgrade to discrete-level graphics and faster processing at an affordable price." The A10-7870K APU is available at e-tail now at a suggested price (SEP) of US $137, and through participating system builders.See More

  • More Performance, Features, and Value: New AMD A-Series Desktop Processors Deliver Best-In-Class Experience for eSports and Online Gaming

     New AMD A-Series Desktop Processors Deliver Best-In-Class Experience for eSports and Online Gaming

    ​New AMD A10-7870K APU provides exceptional value and performance for today’s modern workloads and Microsoft Windows® 10

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. 5/28/2015 -- ​AMD(NASDAQ: AMD) today introduced the latest addition to its line of desktop A-Series processors, the A10-7870K APU, a refresh to the existing line of processors codenamed “Kaveri”. The A10-7870K delivers a best-in-class experience for eSports and online gaming with superior performance1, best-in-class efficiency in DirectX® 122, and unique features. The new processor also delivers exceptional performance in modern workloads and is designed for the future with Microsoft Windows® 10.

  • QNAP

    QNAP® Systems, Inc. continues its partnership with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD®) to announce the 5-bay TS-563 Turbo NAS. With an AMD Embedded G-Series quad-core 2.0GHz SoC processor and up to 16GB RAM, the TS-563 features AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption, SSD cache acceleration, AMD-V™ virtualization, and optional 10GbE connectivity that allows small and medium businesses to build private clouds suitable for high-speed networks and application-intensive environments. The TS-563 is available at a budget price to maximize ROI and will be showcased at Computex Taipei 2015."See More

  • QNAP Brings Premium Business Features at a Competitive Price with the 10GbE-ready,

    AMD-powered, 5-bay, Quad-core TS-563 Turbo NAS

    QNAP 10GbE-ready, AMD-powered, 5-bay, Quad-core TS-563 TS-563 Turbo NAS

    Taipei, Taiwan, May 28, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. continues its partnership with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD®) to announce the 5-bay TS-563 Turbo NAS. With an AMD Embedded G-Series quad-core 2.0GHz SoC processor and up to 16GB RAM, the TS-563 features AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption, SSD cache acceleration, AMD-V™ virtualization, and optional 10GbE connectivity that allows small and medium businesses to build private clouds suitable for high-speed networks and application-intensive environments. The TS-563 is available at a budget price to maximize ROI and will be showcased at Computex Taipei 2015.

  • NVIDIA SHIELD

    "Consumers are increasingly moving away from the traditional television experience toward online viewing; NVIDIA SHIELD ensures that whether you’re cutting the cord to pay TV, diving into the wild world of web video or looking for a way bring great games to your living room, you have control."At Google I/O, NVIDIA announced the availability of its first living room entertainment device — the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device.

  • OCZ Enterprise

    OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company and the most awarded solid state drive (SSD) brand of all time, today announced plans to showcase the all-new Trion 100 series, a new SSD based on Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash, at this year’s Computex in Taipei, Taiwan held June 2 - 6. "As OCZ’s new value-oriented option, Trion 100 SSDs are built to provide an easy and affordable way for entry-level users to optimize their mobile or desktop systems." For Computex attendees that want an up-close look at OCZ’s complete portfolio, the company’s entire Toshiba NAND powered consumer and enterprise solid-state storage product lineup will be on display in booth #J0224 at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall.See More

  • OCZ to Unveil New TLC-based Trion 100 SATA Client SSDs and Z-Drive 6300 NVMe™ Add-In-Card for Enterprise Customers at Computex 2015

    OCZ to Unveil New TLC-based SSD Series at Computex 2015

    Get a First Look at Upcoming OCZ Solid State Solutions in Booth #J0224 at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall

    SAN JOSE, CA – May 28, 2015 – OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company and the most awarded solid state drive (SSD) brand of all time, today announced plans to showcase the all-new Trion 100 series, a new SSD based on Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash, at this year’s Computex in Taipei, Taiwan held June 2 - 6. As OCZ’s new value-oriented option, Trion 100 SSDs are built to provide an easy and affordable way for entry-level users to optimize their mobile or desktop systems.

  • "Today, we will evaluate LEPA's flagship PSU with a capacity of 1.7 kW and efficiency levels that its official specs say to surpass 80 PLUS Platinum requirements. This unit is only compatible with 230 VAC mains, so you won't find it in the United States."

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "One of the most critical weapons in any gamer’s arsenal is a good gaming headset. A good headset gives you the ability to isolate outside noise while providing detailed, sharp, and clear sound from all sides. A gaming headset also lets you easily and understandably communicate with the other members of your team. In this article, Benchmark Reviews is looking at the Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Headset and compares it directly with other top Gaming Headsets to see what sets it apart and how well it performs."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "In this review we will be looking at the beQuiet! Dark Rock TF. This is a top down tower style heatsink that has taken a dual tower design and folding them over to limit the overall design height. By doing this you can get similar heat capacity to that of a full sized tower but without taking up a bunch of extra space in your case."

    Hardware Asylum

  • OCInside

    "Driver's license from 16? That was yesterday. Today, with a computer and a PC steering wheel, everyone can breathe the air of the great road. Driving a 40 ton truck or the latest formula 1 racing car, the main thing is a high realism. Of course, you need not only a well programmed game and a powerful PC. Also the input hardware is very important. For the most realistic racing pleasure we present the Thrustmaster T500RS GT6 force feedback steering wheel set in our review today."

    OCInside

  • "The market is currently flooded with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 flash drives from different manufacturers; to make it more interesting, Lexar saw fit to introduce a new element, the always-on, easy-to-read capacity meter which shows us how much space we have left on the device but for added value we also have the ability to encrypt our files thanks to the EncryptStick Lite software, which is pre-loaded onto the device."

    Madshrimps

  • "Announced just this past June at last year’s Google I/O event, Android TV is a platform developed by Google, running Android 5.0 and higher, that aims to create an interactive experience for the TV. This platform can be built into a TV directly as well as into set-top style boxes, like the NVIDIA SHIELD we are looking at today. The idea is to bring the breadth of apps and content to the TV through the Android operating system in a way that is both convenient and intuitive."

    PC Perspective

  • MSI

    MGA (Masters Gaming Arena), a globally renowned eSports tournament formerly known as MSI Beat IT and hosted by the leading gaming brand, MSI, has partnered with ESL and will be ready to launch its 6th culmination as the months approach. Eric Kuo, MSI Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, talks about renaming the annual gaming tournament from Beat IT to Masters Gaming Arena, “The rename marks our determination to evolve and do even better as one of the world’s leading gaming brands. Years of MSI Beat IT gaming legacy will be carried on in the name of Masters Gaming Arena. MSI’s gaming spirit and unflinching devotion to eSports live on. MSI MGA will continue to bring global players together and hand in hand we’ll write thrilling chapters in the gaming history!”

  • MSI to Host US$200,000 Masters Gaming Arena 2015

    MSI to Host US$200,000 Masters Gaming Arena 2015
    MSI, ESL and Blizzard Entertainment partner to bring together the top players worldwide

    [MSI, HQ] MSI MGA (Masters Gaming Arena), a globally renowned eSports tournament formerly known as MSI Beat IT and hosted by the leading gaming brand, MSI, has partnered with ESL and will be ready to launch its 6th culmination as the months approach. Eric Kuo, MSI Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, talks about renaming the annual gaming tournament from Beat IT to Masters Gaming Arena, “The rename marks our determination to evolve and do even better as one of the world’s leading gaming brands. Years of MSI Beat IT gaming legacy will be carried on in the name of Masters Gaming Arena. MSI’s gaming spirit and unflinching devotion to eSports live on. MSI MGA will continue to bring global players together and hand in hand we’ll write thrilling chapters in the gaming history!”

  • ZOTAC

    ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics card and ZBOX mini PCs, is pleased to spark the innovation at COMPUTEX 2015 and showcase our newest ZBOX mini PCs for gaming, office and commercial applications. "We are outfitting the Titan X in a new suit of armor to unleash its potential." Tony Wong, CEO, ZOTAC International, states, "Computex has always been a time to show new technology, revolutionary or evolutionary, and we are extremely pleased to be announcing our lineup to enhance productivity and to extend entertainment beyond the traditional."Visit the ZOTAC booth from June 2 to 6 at booth L1025a, 4/F, NANGANG Exhibition Hall and see what tomorrow has in store. See More

  • Explore Tomorrow with ZOTAC at Computex 2015

    Explore Tomorrow with ZOTAC at Computex 2015

    ZOTAC showcases a Vision for Your Tomorrow in Taipei with more powerful and expansive ZBOX mini PCs and new ArcticStorm

    HONG KONG - May 28, 2015 - ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics card and ZBOX mini PCs, is pleased to spark the innovation at COMPUTEX 2015 and showcase our newest ZBOX mini PCs for gaming, office and commercial applications. We are outfitting the Titan X in a new suit of armor to unleash its potential.

  • Western Digital

    Western Digital introduces the new, redesigned My Passport® Ultra portable hard drives and My Passport for Mac drives. "With the My Passport line now in its 7th generation, the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable hard drives are now available in capacities up to 3 TB1 and in four stylish colors2 - Classic Black, Brilliant White, Wild Berry and Noble Blue. WD is also introducing a new optional accessory – WD Grip Pack – a soft band, available in a variety of colors, which encircles the drive, offering consumers an easy way to personalize their My Passport drives."See More

  • WD REDESIGNS WORLD’S No. 1 SELLING PORTABLE HARD DRIVE

     New My Passport Drives Now Feature Up to 3 TB Capacity, Easier Backup Software and Personalization Options
    New My Passport Drives Now Feature Up to 3 TB Capacity, Easier Backup Software and Personalization Options

    IRVINE, Calif. – May 27, 2015 – WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and world leader in storage solutions, today introduced the new, redesigned My Passport® Ultra portable hard drives and My Passport for Mac drives. With the My Passport line now in its 7th generation, the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable hard drives are now available in capacities up to 3 TB1 and in four stylish colors2 - Classic Black, Brilliant White, Wild Berry and Noble Blue. WD is also introducing a new optional accessory – WD Grip Pack – a soft band, available in a variety of colors, which encircles the drive, offering consumers an easy way to personalize their My Passport drives.

  • NanoXia Project

    Since the introduction of Nanoxia's first PC-case, the Deep Silence 1 in the autumn of 2012, their products have been honored with more than 150 awards by trade magazines and reviewers from all over the world. Thanks to their modular design their PC cases are perfectly suited for water cooling systems. Consequentially Nanoxia began to offer a selected, continuously growing range of high quality accessories for dedicated water cooling enthusiast under the label CoolForce. To perfect the introduction of the new Nanoxia CoolForce case series and the presentation of their further optimized Deep Silence models, Nanoxia brings to life “The NanoXia Project”, and you are hereby cordially invited to join Nanoxia in the Nangang Exhibition Hall at Booth J1105 from June 2 to June 6.See More

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    nanoxiaproject

    The NanoXia Project
    Since the introduction of our first PC-case, the Deep Silence 1 in the autumn of 2012, our products have been honored with more than 150 awards by trade magazines and reviewers from all over the world.

  • Outplay Entertainment

    Outplay Entertainment, the upcoming global free-to-play mobile games developer and publisher, is marking 2015 as a transitional year of increased growth and output, with an impressive list of accomplishments highlighted by a successful partnership with Rovio, as the developer of Angry Birds Stella POP!, the iconic bubble shooter with more than 5 million downloads in its first four weeks of release. "Outplay has been on this dynamic trajectory for four years, with a highly responsive and iterative approach to creating a broad portfolio of fun, free, and innovative social games for smartphones, tablets, and social networks."See More

  • Outplay Entertainment

    OUTPLAY ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES FOUR-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH FOUR NEW GAMES IN THE WORKS AND STUDIO EXPANSION

    Award-Winning UK Team Achieves Success through AAA Games, Millions of Downloads, and Rovio Partnership to Develop the Latest Angry Birds Game

    Dundee, Scotland – May 21, 2015Outplay Entertainment, the upcoming global free-to-play mobile games developer and publisher, is marking 2015 as a transitional year of increased growth and output, with an impressive list of accomplishments highlighted by a successful partnership with Rovio, as the developer of Angry Birds Stella POP!, the iconic bubble shooter with more than 5 million downloads in its first four weeks of release. Outplay has been on this dynamic trajectory for four years, with a highly responsive and iterative approach to creating a broad portfolio of fun, free, and innovative social games for smartphones, tablets, and social networks.

  • Amped Wireless

    "Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless solutions for the home and office, today is shipping the next model in its TAP Series of Touch Screen Wi-Fi devices, the TAP-EX2. The TAP-EX2 is a High Power Touch Screen AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender and was recently chosen as a 2015 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. Designed to boost any existing Wi-Fi network, the TAP-EX2 eliminates Wi-Fi dead spots and provides ultra-fast 802.11ac connections."See More

  • Amped Wireless Extends Dual Band Wi-Fi to 10,000 sq ft with a Tap of a Finger

     Amped Wireless Extends Dual Band Wi-Fi to 10,000 sq ft with a Tap of a Finger

    Boost the range of any Wi-Fi network, with a few taps of your finger,
    on the TAP-EX2

     May 27th, 2015 - Chino Hills, CA – Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless solutions for the home and office, today is shipping the next model in its TAP Series of Touch Screen Wi-Fi devices, the TAP-EX2. The TAP-EX2 is a High Power Touch Screen AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender and was recently chosen as a 2015 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. Designed to boost any existing Wi-Fi network, the TAP-EX2 eliminates Wi-Fi dead spots and provides ultra-fast 802.11ac connections.

  • "In 100 years we will look back at our meager existence and when someone quietly asks the question "how did Skynet get started?", the answer could very well go like this: "Once, there was this chassis, the Tristellar...". Deepcool has created a crazy looking chassis which weighs more empty than most ITX systems as a whole. All this with the goal to be a showcase of design & function at the same time."

    techPowerUp

  • "Sapphire isn't a brand we have covered in a while, so it is nice to see a new and interesting product drop on our door. Sapphire was a relative unknown until around the release of the Radeon 9700 Pro days. This was around the time when ATI decided that they did not want to be so vertically integrated, so allowed other companies to start buying their chips and making their own cards. This was done to provide a bit of stability for ATI pricing, as they didn't have to worry about a volatile component market that could cause their margins to plummet. By selling just the chips to partners, ATI could more adequately control margins on their own product while allowing their partners to make their own deals and component choices for the finished card."

    PC Perspective

  • BigBruin

    "While the NH-L9x65 is much more compact than the typical CPU cooler, it isn't as small as many others. The key benefit of coolers like the ITX30 and NH-L9i comes from their height... I would not be able to fit the NH-L9x65 in to the Mini-ITX cases that I use (Minibox M350), but the other two (as well as the Titan cooler) do fit. If I had a system with just enough room for a 65mm cooler and demanded the best cooling, the NH-L9x65 would be the choice among those tested."

    BigBruin

  • "Intel's X99, aka Wellsburg, is the company’s latest chipset for the high-end desktop market segment. Motherboards making use of the chipset have been readily available since last summer of 2014. Still, it took some time for motherboard manufacturers to kick out boards which can better take advantage of the supported Haswell-E processor family, and the promised drool-worthy feature set. With several Z97 chipset motherboards tested and reviewed, we now levy our attention toward the ASRock X99 Extreme 11 motherboard. This one stands atop the pile as the company’s flagship offering with a feature set that reads like an ideal wish list for enterprise, overclockers and gamers alike."

    Hot Hardware

  • "It would be fair to say that our past experience with Roccat headsets, and their products in general, has been a positive one. Their Kone XTD for example is one of the best mice we have ever tested. A while back we reviewed their Kave XTD headset and found it to be a quality product. Now they have released a new revision and today we test that in our Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • ADATA

    ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, will unveil its extreme performance XPG line: new SSDs (Solid State Drives) and DDR4 memory module solutions, the new Apple series of products, Type-C mobile accessories and ruggedized products. "Come witness history at ADATA’s “Aspire, Empower, Transform” theme on show June 2–6 at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015, Taipei World Trade Center, in Nangang Exhibition Hall 1F Booth #J0806."See More

  • ADATA Explodes with XPG Gaming, Apple Tech and Smart Accessories at Computex 2015!

    ADATA Explodes with XPG Gaming, Apple Tech and Smart Accessories at Computex 2015!

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 27, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, will unveil its extreme performance XPG line: new SSDs (Solid State Drives) and DDR4 memory module solutions, the new Apple series of products, Type-C mobile accessories and ruggedized products. Come witness history at ADATA’s “Aspire, Empower, Transform” theme on show June 2–6 at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015, Taipei World Trade Center, in Nangang Exhibition Hall 1F Booth #J0806.

  • QNAP

    QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the quad-core TS-453mini, a 4-bay vertical NAS that suits non-spacious office environments. "Featuring a stylish glossy look, easy tool-less hard drive installation, simple RAM upgrade design, a quiet exhaust for heat dissipation and LED indicators with adjustable brightness controls, the elegant TS-453mini is packed full of cutting-edge features and apps to provide day-to-day file storage, backup, sharing, synchronization and entertainment needs."See More

  • CRYORIG

    Ahead of the coming 2016, Computex in June computer cooling innovation brand CRYORIG is introducing multiple new products and even multiple completely new product lines. This will be CRYORIG's biggest Computex showing ever, introducing a total of 7 new products, 6 new product lines and four new product categories.CRYORIG full products will be showcased on display at the booth J1318 in Nangang hall.See More

  • CRYORIG Announces 2015 Computex Lineup

    CRYORIG Announces 2015 Computex Lineup (CRYORIG C7)

    27.05.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Ahead of the coming 2016, Computex in June computer cooling innovation brand CRYORIG is introducing multiple new products and even multiple completely new product lines. This will be CRYORIG's biggest Computex showing ever, introducing a total of 7 new products, 6 new product lines and four new product categories. Full products at the booth J1318 in Nangang hall will include:

  • QNAP Unveils Quiet & Stylish Vertical NAS TS-453mini for Offices & Study Rooms

    QNAP TS-453mini

    Taipei, Taiwan, 27 May, 2015 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the quad-core TS-453mini, a 4-bay vertical NAS that suits non-spacious office environments. Featuring a stylish glossy look, easy tool-less hard drive installation, simple RAM upgrade design, a quiet exhaust for heat dissipation and LED indicators with adjustable brightness controls, the elegant TS-453mini is packed full of cutting-edge features and apps to provide day-to-day file storage, backup, sharing, synchronization and entertainment needs.

  • COUGAR

    COUGAR, leading brand in the PC gaming hardware sector, announces its presence in Computex 2015. Computex is one of the largest technology trade shows of the planet, and COUGAR's presence will not disappoint anybody. "Apart from the opportunity to see and touch the final version of the much awaited and revolutionary COUGAR QBX Mini-ITX Gaming case, visitors to the COUGAR booth will have a chance to see COUGAR's new products for the second half of this year. Among them there will be whole new series of gaming mice and keyboards (including a splash resistant keyboard)."Visit COUGAR at Computex 2015 (Booth: J0110)!See More

  • Phanteks

    Phanteks announces a new color addition, the Titanium Green, to the Enthoo Pro Series. The new Enthoo Pro Titanium Green Edition will offer the same award-winning features and water-cooling potential of the Enthoo Pro. "Beautifully crafted, the Enthoo Pro comes with a textured exterior finish that mimics the appearance of brushed aluminum. PHES614P will include a window side panel that allows users to showcase their watercooling or aircooling setup. Th Enthoo Pro is engineered to maximize cooling potential with its amazing expansion flexibility."Available at most local retailers in June, 2015, with a recommended retail price - PH-ES614P_TG - $99.99See More

  • COUGAR announces presence at Computex 2015

    COUGAR to showcase latest product line at Computex 2015 

    27th May, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan - COUGAR, leading brand in the PC gaming hardware sector, announces its presence in Computex 2015. Computex is one of the largest technology trade shows of the planet, and COUGAR's presence will not disappoint anybody.

  • ENTHOO PRO Titanium Green

     Phanteks Launches ENTHOO PRO Titanium Green

    Walnut, California May 27th, 2015 - Phanteks today announces a new color addition, the Titanium Green, to the Enthoo Pro Series. The new Enthoo Pro Titanium Green Edition will offer the same award-winning features and water-cooling potential of the Enthoo Pro.

  • MSI

    The world's 2nd largest and Asia's largest B2B computer exhibition, COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015 will take place from the 2nd until the 6th of June. Today, the winners of the esteemed COMPUTEX Best Choice Awards are announced. "MSI X99A GAMING 9 ACK & MSI X99A XPOWER AC Motherboards proudly stood out from over 450 competitions and won the Best Choice Golden Award & Best Choice Award, confirming MSI’s leading position in Gaming and Overclocking."See More

  • MSI X99A GAMING 9 ACK Motherboard
    COMPUTEX 2015 Best Choice Golden Award

    xMSI X99A GAMING 9 ACK Motherboard COMPUTEX 2015 Best Choice Golden Award

    [Taipei, Taiwan] The world's 2nd largest and Asia's largest B2B computer exhibition, COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015 will take place from the 2nd until the 6th of June. Today, the winners of the esteemed COMPUTEX Best Choice Awards are announced. MSI X99A GAMING 9 ACK & MSI X99A XPOWER AC Motherboards proudly stood out from over 450 competitions and won the Best Choice Golden Award & Best Choice Award, confirming MSI’s leading position in Gaming and Overclocking.

  • OtterBox

    "The Next Big Thing is now with the newest innovation from Samsung. GALAXY S6 edge boasts a dual-edge display to keep notifications just a touch away. OtterBox offers cutting-edge protection for GALAXY S6 edge with the sleek precision of Symmetry Series or barely there feel of Clearly Protected 360 device wraps, available now."Symmetry Series and Clearly Protected 360 for GALAXY S6 edge are available now on otterbox.com and at select retailers for $39.95 and $29.95, respectively. See More

  • Antec

    It would be a pretty safe bet that many PC enthusiasts and gamers are familiar with the Antec brand name. And just in case (no pun intended) you are wondering what the Antec folks have been up to...Antec has been working on something BIG. You may have even seen a few images / specs leaked on the forums recently. Antec wanted to make it official and announce the S10 is coming, so check out the video for a sneak peek at what's in store June 2nd at Computex.

  • Futuremark

    Futuremark is excited to introduce our new 3DMark API Overhead feature test – the world’s first independent test for measuring differences in DirectX 12, DirectX 11 and Mantle API performance. It’s also the very first public application to use DirectX 12 full stop. "Developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of our Benchmark Development Program, the 3DMark API Overhead feature test lets you compare the performance of DirectX 12, DirectX 11, and Mantle."See More

  •  Philips

    Philips announces an innovative 21.5-inch Philips USB Docking Monitor in a fresh new design to complement the existing 23-inch model, bringing greater connectivity choices, simplicity and extra screen space to more office desktops than ever. "With its advanced USB plug-and-play and Ethernet connection, the 221S6QUMB USB Docking Monitor enables notebook users to keep their peripherals connected, access the Internet or office intranet, and enjoy additional display space – with brilliant clarity and vivid colours. All by plugging in a single USB cable."See More

  • Cutting-Edge Protection: OtterBox Makes the Case for GALAXY S6 edge

    Cutting-Edge Protection: OtterBox Makes the Case for GALAXY S6 edge

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Next Big Thing is now with the newest innovation from Samsung. GALAXY S6 edge boasts a dual-edge display to keep notifications just a touch away. OtterBox offers cutting-edge protection for GALAXY S6 edge with the sleek precision of Symmetry Series or barely there feel of Clearly Protected 360 device wraps, available now.1

  • Explore, the Different SP
    Silicon Power Is Holding the 2015 Annual Exhibition in June

    Silicon Power Is Holding the 2015 Annual Exhibition in June

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 26th, 2015 – SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, will be holding its 2015 Annual Exhibition during the COMPUTEX period at SP headquarters in Neihu. At the exhibition, SP will lead the guests to explore its different characteristics: our passion for creativity, our honor for excellence and our love for the society. Not only distinguished product designs that SP is well-known for, but also the charm found in its diversity will be shown as well. In addition, SP will also release its numerous new products which focus on Type-C interface application, Apple expansion solutions and Ultrabooks upgrade solutions. And SP will be showcasing the latest USB Type-C flash drive, Apple series products and the M.2/ mSATA solid state drives during the expo.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Thermaltake Poseidon Z Forged is the newest edition to the Poseidon Z family. It comes in with a lot of new features that can be appealing to most gamers. This is the first mechanical keyboard in the Poseidon series to offer programmable macro buttons. In addition to that, Thermaltake is confident that the Poseidon Z Forged will become a long lasting keyboard, so they are offering the same five year warranty as they did with their previous Poseidon mechanical keyboards."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "HiFiMAN has a reputation for producing great headphone amplifiers. Today, we take a look at their newest do-it-all headphone amplifier & DAC combo with an on-board T-amp. This all-encompassing device features a class A/B headphone amplifier with a tube input stage. Despite all its features, it sells for $499, which is quite impressive."

    techPowerUp

  • "The Calyx PaT is very small USB DAC and headphone amp that can be used with PCs and mobile devices, offering the possibility of better sound from just about any digital source. So how does it sound? Let's find out!"

    PC Perspective

  • "On the test bench today we have BeQuiet's Dark Rock TF heatsink - a top-down dual tower heatsink which features a pair of BeQuiet SilentWings fans and stands 130mm tall. The Dark Rock TF heatsink is built around six 6mm diameter heatpipes which link a large primary aluminum fin stack and smaller secondary set of aluminum cooling fins to a chunky copper heatspreader below. The 135mm PWM fans are arranged in a push-pull configuration, exhausting downwards so related motherboard CPU VRM components benefit from the cooling air flow."

    Frostytech

  • NikkTech

    "When building a brand new computer choosing the right components is directly tied to the type of use ment for it so obviously you wouldn't use the same ones you'd use with the office system as you would with the one in your living room. Needless to say the same applies for the CPU cooler since a gaming oriented system would need one with a much higher cooling efficiency compared to that of an office system or even a HTPC. The downside however with really powerful CPU coolers is their massive size so if you wanted to place one inside a mITX/mATX case chances are you'd be out of luck. Well manufacturers know this all too well so for the past 2-3 years many of them have focused a lot in the design of compact CPU coolers with impressive cooling potential (for their size always). Noctua has already released several such models in the market but with their latest NH-D9L D-Type Tower Cooler they seem to be taking things one step further."

    NikkTech

  • The SSD Review

    "This report is very similar. If we look at PCs, perhaps the three most valuable components are the CPU, memory and storage. The CPU and DRAM memory have moved ahead like a rabbit while memory has always moved at a snail's pace. Today is a new day. For the first time, we are going to report on data transfer speeds above 4GB/s and IOPS above 300K, yet neither present any heat concerns or loss of valuable PC space as you will soon see. This RAID combination of M.2 SSDs literally has a 'zero footprint', thanks to the ingenuity of ASRock and their X99 Extreme11 motherboard and two Samsung SM951 M.2 SSDs."

    The SSD Review

  • "In our final look at Grand Theft Auto V we will look at image quality comparisons in this game. We will focus on the main graphics options that affect performance the most and we will get to the bottom of which soft shadow option is best to use. We will also find out if FXAA and TXAA affect texture quality."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "We have been checking out Cougar's gaming keyboards over the past couple of months. We first took a look at the high-end 700K, then moved down to the more minimalistic 600K, and today we will be taking a look at the more entry-level 500K. This keyboard is actually quite a lot like the higher-end 700K, it has the same 6 programmable G-keys, N-key rollover, a 32-bit ARM processor and on-board memory, the FPS palm rest and more. What it does lack is the aluminum design and mechanical key switches. So if you are not a fan of mechanical key switches this could be the keyboard for you. This has to be one of the more fully-featured non-mechanical keyboards that we have seen lately. Let's jump in and see what this keyboard can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "When a headset has ‘A Higher Level of Listening’ boasted on the front of the box, it sparks interest immediately. What makes this headset, in comparison to the rest, so much better than that of the any other headset? Or at least, how does it provide a higher level of listening? While some may find this to be a simple marketing tactic, others (including ourselves) are dying to know what makes the Grado Prestige Series SR80e so much better than the rest. After undergoing a thorough and rugged series of tests, we have an answer. Let's find out!"

    TechnologyX

  • "Asus VivoPC comes in a number of versions. This model is the VM62B with a Core i3 processor and integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics which puts it in the middle of the pecking order. You can also buy it with a Celeron 2957U (we prefer to avoid Celerons) or Core i5-4210U (gotta love that Turbo) but instead we have Core i3-4030U. You will note the CPU model code shows it is 4th Gen hardware at a time when Intel has rolled out low power 5th Gen and we fully expect to see 6th Gen later this year."

    Kitguru

  • "As the Dell Venue 11 Pro Convertible, the ThinkPad Helix 2-in-1 works on the same principle which means passive cooling, producing absolutely zero noise when operating, which is quite an achievement. The tested model comes equipped with the Intel Core M 5Y10 processor and is paired with 4GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM and a Samsung 128GB SSD. We are also getting a keyboard dock and a tablet pen along with the Helix which add multiple functionality to the product."

    Madshrimps

  • New Philips USB Docking Monitor for Simplicity that Makes Sense

    • A single USB cable expands display workspace and keeps peripherals connected
    • Great display performance with brilliant AH-IPS LED and Flicker-Free technology

     

    New Philips USB Docking Monitor for Simplicity that Makes Sense
    Amsterdam, 26 May 2015 – MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, announces an innovative 21.5-inch Philips USB Docking Monitor in a fresh new design to complement the existing 23-inch model, bringing greater connectivity choices, simplicity and extra screen space to more office desktops than ever. With its advanced USB plug-and-play and Ethernet connection, the 221S6QUMB USB Docking Monitor enables notebook users to keep their peripherals connected, access the Internet or office intranet, and enjoy additional display space – with brilliant clarity and vivid colours. All by plugging in a single USB cable.

  • Compare DirectX 12, Mantle and DirectX 11 with 3DMark

    We’re excited to introduce our new 3DMark API Overhead feature test – the world’s first independent test for measuring differences in DirectX 12, DirectX 11 and Mantle API performance. It’s also the very first public application to use DirectX 12 full stop. This is cutting edge stuff!

  • CableMod

    CableMod is bringing customization to the next level by introducing CableMod ModFlex™ Sleeved Wires and CableMod Connector Packs – two items, when combined, allow users to customize their very own cable extensions. "To complement these sleeved wires are CableMod Connector Packs. Five main connector types are available, and each pack comes with one male and one female connector – enough for one cable extension. Making your own custom cable extension is easy. Each end of the sleeved wire is protected by a color-coded silicone sheath. Simply remove the protective sheath, match that color with the color indicated on the connector, and plug the wire in – it’s that easy."See More

  • CableMod Launches DIY Cable Extensions

     CableMod Launches DIY Cable Extensions

    ModFlex™ Sleeved Wires and Connectors Bring Infinite Possibilities

    (May 26, 2015) – Since the very beginning, CableMod has been introducing new ways for enthusiasts to customize their PCs with a wide selection of premium cable kits. Today, CableMod is bringing customization to the next level by introducing CableMod ModFlex™ Sleeved Wires and CableMod Connector Packs – two items, when combined, allow users to customize their very own cable extensions.

  • ADATA

    ADATA® Technology, is honored to announce that its XPG Z2 DDR4 3400 computer memory is able to clock up to 4034MHz when used with an air-cooled msi X99A XPOWER AC motherboard."This creates a new overclocking world record for production line DDR4 computer memory!"See More

  • be quiet!

    be quiet!, extends its Dark Rock family with a powerful new model in Top Flow-format: the Dark Rock TF combines a sophisticated cooler design with the proven SilentWings® technology to successfully cool demanding systems with compact form factors. "The new Dark Rock TF is compatible with all current Intel and AMD sockets and is available immediately at a suggested retail price of $79.90 / £62 / €86."See More

  • Transcend

    Transcend®,a worldwide leader in storage, multimedia and industrial products, announced that it will be exhibiting at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015 from June 2-6 at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. "This year, Transcend will showcase its latest car video recorders, body camera and a more complete industrial product lineup with professional on-site demonstrations at booth J0818."See More

  • AeroCool

    Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, plans the introduction of a whole new brand, with the goal to deliver unique peripheral equipment for gaming purposes. "Under the brand “ThunderX3”, Aerocool is going to present both mechanical and hybrid keyboards, mouses, headsets and further accessories for Gamers. The whole line-up is going to be presented at Aerocool’s booth at this year’s Computex 2015, located in Hall 1 (booth no. D0619a)."See More

  • ASUSTOR

    "ASUSTOR® announces the release of the Surveillance Center 2.3 beta version that introduces brand new features including automated event action rules, foreign object detection, more intuitive on-screen controls and expansion of the HDMI local output functions."The Surveillance Center 2.3 beta is available for all ASUSTOR NAS devices. Users can install it free of charge from ASUSTOR’s App Central to enjoy a versatile and ideal Surveillance Solution."See More

  • ADATA XPG Z2 DDR4 3400 Overclocking Memory Breaks New Record - 4034MHz!

    ADATA Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG),
    Performance Uncompromised!

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 26, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, is honored to announce that its XPG Z2 DDR4 3400 computer memory is able to clock up to 4034MHz when used with an air-cooled msi X99A XPOWER AC motherboard. This creates a new overclocking world record for production line DDR4 computer memory!

  • be quiet! extends Dark Rock family with Top Flow model

    be quiet! extends Dark Rock family with Top Flow model
    Dark Rock TF offers high performance and intelligent design for maximum compatibility

    Glinde, May 26th 2015 - be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years*, extends its Dark Rock family with a powerful new model in Top Flow-format: the Dark Rock TF combines a sophisticated cooler design with the proven SilentWings® technology to successfully cool demanding systems with compact form factors.

  • Transcend to Showcase Car Video Recorders, Body Camera and Industrial Solutions at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015

    Transcend to Showcase Car Video Recorders, Body Camera and Industrial Solutions at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015

    May 26, 2015 -- Transcend Information (Transcend®),a worldwide leader in storage, multimedia and industrial products, announced that it will be exhibiting at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015 from June 2-6 at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. This year, Transcend will showcase its latest car video recorders, body camera and a more complete industrial product lineup with professional on-site demonstrations at booth J0818.

  • AercoolMeet Aerocool at Computex 2015

    Meet Aerocool at Computex 2015

    26.05.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, plans the introduction of a whole new brand, with the goal to deliver unique peripheral equipment for gaming purposes. Under the brand “ThunderX3”, Aerocool is going to present both mechanical and hybrid keyboards, mouses, headsets and further accessories for Gamers. The whole line-up is going to be presented at Aerocool’s booth at this year’s Computex 2015, located in Hall 1 (booth no. D0619a).

  • ASUSTOR Release Surveillance Center 2.3 Beta

    ASUSTOR Release Surveillance Center 2.3 Beta


    ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center 2.3 Beta introduces brand new features including automated event action rules, foreign object detection, more intuitive on-screen controls and expansion of the HDMI local output function. All users are welcome to download and experience the latest Surveillance Center functions.

    Taipei, Taiwan, May 25th, 2015 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the release of the Surveillance Center 2.3 beta version. This version of Surveillance Center features powerful new features including automated event action rules, simplified and intuitive on-screen controls, role-based access control, and the addition of foreign object detection for intelligent video analytics and search. The HDMI local output function has also been expanded for setups with greater than 4 cameras, allowing users to change pages to view different video feeds and automatically cycle between feeds, providing the same type of convenience as browsing real-time surveillance feeds on a web page.

  • MSI

    MSI has recently updated it's latest news as they launch a whole pack of new Gaming All-in-One PCs, featuring the latest Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX960M and GTX970M graphics. The MSI AG270 3K, MSI Gaming 24GE IPS and MSI Gaming 24GE 4K are loaded with a rich array of gaming features, specifically developed to deliver the best experience when playing games.See More

  • MSI launches plethora of new Gaming All-in-One PCsMSI launches plethora of new Gaming All-in-One PCs

    Lastest Updated: Wed, 20 May 2015 -- MSI, world leading manufacturer of gaming hardware, launches a whole pack of new Gaming All-in-One PCs, featuring the latest Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX960M and GTX970M graphics. The MSI AG270 3K, MSI Gaming 24GE IPS and MSI Gaming 24GE 4K are loaded with a rich array of gaming features, specifically developed to deliver the best experience when playing games.

  • "The X99-Gaming 5P is the latest board to be branding as part of GIGABYTE's Champion Series of motherboards with enhanced overclocking and memory support common to board's in that series. The board also features the G1 Gaming-branding, clearly targeting the gaming crowd with is red and black aesthetics. The board supports all Intel LGA2011-3 based processors paired with DDR4 memory in up to a quad channel configuration. GIGABYTE priced the X99-Gaming 5P competitively with an MSRP of $309.99."

    PC Perspective

  • "For a while it seemed that all in one systems, machines which have the main PC components built into the back of the screen, would be the next big thing. That hasn’t happened and instead the trend looks to be going more towards ultra compact systems, at least as far as desktops go. A number of major manufacturers have systems based on this form factor and MSI are no different, today we test one in our MSI Cubi Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "Although we do love a good mechanical keyboard here at KitGuru, we’re not blind to the fact that it is not the only way to do things. There are of course traditional membrane, rubber done keys and the more laptop orientated scissor switch, a modified version of which is what i-rocks has utilised in its new Golem Series K50E board. It has quite a standard look compared to the average LED festooned gaming board, but this one does have a basic level of backlighting, a few media keys and some subtle styling."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have twister7800gtx's “Refl3ctoR 900D” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "After the last Mod I made last year, the 8.0.0.D, a mod built upon the Corsair 800D, this year I decided to create a new project based on the very new Corsair 900D. This work shall be an evolution of the previous project trying to solve some of the limits that had occurred previously with some evolutions and graphic optimizations"

    Think Computers

  • "The Hydro Series H80i GT is a closed loop cooler which adheres to the 120mm specification. This CPU cooler is supplied with two SP120L fans and is configured to offer digital functionality via Corsair LINK software – allowing the user to modify performance, noise and LED lighting."

    Vortez

  • "Believe it or not, EMTEC originated as EMTEC Magnetics and further, BASF Magnetics, where in 1934 they invented the first magnetic tape for audio recording. BASF, now EMTEC, is a pioneer in the media industry, so it is easy to imagine the expected quality of the Stay Earbuds."

    TechnologyX

  • SHARKOON Technologies GmbH

    Sharkoon expands its range of external drive enclosures and presents a variant for the new USB 3.1 standard: The QuickStore Portable USB 3.1 provides an elegant dwelling for a 2.5" SATA HDD/SDD. The internal controller supports the SATA Revision 3.0 and is backward compatible to Revision 2.0 and 1.0. External connection occurs via a micro-B port. The USB 3.1 case supports Windows 8 UASP and offers a maximum transfer rate of 10 gigabits per second. "Additionally, Sharkoon presents the USB 3.1 Host Controller Card with a suitable PCIe expansion card for PCs. The card supports PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 3.0 plus is available with two external USB 3.1 connectors (type-A ports)." The Sharkoon QuickStore Portable USB 3.1 available for the suggested retail price of 34.99 euros from authorized retailers. The Sharkoon USB 3.1 Host Controller Card is also available for the suggested retail price of 34.99 euros.See More

  • External USB 3.1 Hard Drive Case - MSRP 34.99 Euros

    Sharkoon QuickStore Portable USB 3.1 Hard Drive Case - MSRP 34.99 Euros.

    Sharkoon QuickStore Portable USB 3.1 | External case for 2.5" SATA HDD/SSDs | UASP Support | Maximum transfer rate 10 Gbit/s | USB 3.1 micro-B port | MSRP 34.99 euros

    Sharkoon expands its range of external drive enclosures and presents a variant for the new USB 3.1 standard: The QuickStore Portable USB 3.1 provides an elegant dwelling for a 2.5" SATA HDD/SDD. The internal controller supports the SATA Revision 3.0 and is backward compatible to Revision 2.0 and 1.0. External connection occurs via a micro-B port. The USB 3.1 case supports Windows 8 UASP and offers a maximum transfer rate of 10 gigabits per second.

  • BIOSTAR

    Computex, Asia’s largest high-tech event, will run from June 2nd to the 6th this year in Taipei, Taiwan and BIOSTAR will be showcasing upcoming Intel 100 series chipset motherboards, gaming oriented motherboards and VGA cards as well as mini PCs designed for Karaoke and IPC Embedded solutions. Attendees are all invited to talk to BIOSTAR representatives at their location at the Nangang Exhibition Hall 4F at Booth L1017A."On display will be the Intel Z170, H170, B150 chipset based motherboards that support the 6th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor family (codenamed Skylake). More information will be revealed at Computex, so make sure to come by and see the exclusive hardware."See More

  • BIOSTAR to showcase Intel 100 series chipset motherboards at COMPUTEX 2015

     BIOSTAR to showcase Intel 100 series chipset motherboards at COMPUTEX 2015

    May 22nd, Taipei, Taiwan – Computex, Asia’s largest high-tech event, will run from June 2nd to the 6th this year in Taipei, Taiwan and BIOSTAR will be showcasing upcoming Intel 100 series chipset motherboards, gaming oriented motherboards and VGA cards as well as mini PCs designed for Karaoke and IPC Embedded solutions. Attendees are all invited to talk to BIOSTAR representatives at their location at the Nangang Exhibition Hall 4F at Booth L1017A.

  • HomeSeer Technologies

    HomeSeer's new HomeTroller Zee S2 represents a significant upgrade of the company's popular Zee controller, first introduced in 2013. The new Zee S2 offers better performance, includes built-in Z-Wave Plus support and it works with a much larger selection of products and technologies. "As with all other HomeTrollers, the Zee S2 is embedded with HomeSeer's award winning HS3 home automation software. HS3 features a powerful automation engine and compatibility with a broad range of existing and emerging technologies from companies like IFTTT, Nest, Sonos, Philips and more."See More

  • Razer

    Razer™ announces the release of the Razer Firefly, the first hard gaming mouse mat with Razer’s Chroma lighting feature. The Chroma feature adds 16.8 million color options and numerous customizable lighting effects to the mouse mat, including reactive, wave and spectrum cycling. “The Razer Firefly opens up a new category for the Chroma family,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’ve designed the Razer Firefly with the best components for a gaming mouse mat, along with the new, fully-customizable Chroma lighting. No one said you can’t win with style.”See More

  • ICY DOCK

    "Happy Memorial Day from your friends at Icy Dock. We would like to thank the ones that bravely served our country. Were hosting a giveaway this Memorial holiday and were giving our loyal community some of our most robust Icy Dock products tough as nails to reflect our heroes! Three lucky individuals will win the prizes below. Sign up now for your chance to win!"See More

  • HomeSeer Ships Z-Wave Plus Certified Home Controller

    HomeSeer Ships Z-Wave Plus Certified Home Controller

    Bedford, NH May 20, 2015 HomeSeer's new HomeTroller Zee S2 represents a significant upgrade of the company's popular Zee controller, first introduced in 2013. The new Zee S2 offers better performance, includes built-in Z-Wave Plus support and it works with a much larger selection of products and technologies.

  • RAZER INTRODUCES THE FIREFLY HARD GAMING MOUSE MAT WITH CUSTOMIZABLE LIGHTING EFFECTS

    Razer Introduces The Firefly Hard Gaming Mouse Mat with Customizable Lighting Effects - See more at: http://www.razerzone.com/press/detail/press-releases/razer-introduces-the-firefly-hard-gaming-mouse-mat-with-customizable-lighting-effects#sthash.enqedq7v.dpuf

    The Razer Firefly is the world’s first ultra-thin gaming mouse mat featuring Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the release of the Razer Firefly, the first hard gaming mouse mat with Razer’s Chroma lighting feature. The Chroma feature adds 16.8 million color options and numerous customizable lighting effects to the mouse mat, including reactive, wave and spectrum cycling.

  • ICY DOCK Twitter Memorial Day Giveaway (5/19/2015 to 6/01/2015

    Happy Memorial Day from your friends at Icy Dock. We would like to thank the ones that bravely served our country. Were hosting a giveaway this Memorial holiday and were giving our loyal community some of our most robust Icy Dock products tough as nails to reflect our heroes! Three lucky individuals will win the prizes below. Sign up now for your chance to win!

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Zalman made their reputation with high-end aluminum cases– who could forget the marvelously insane $1,000+ TNN-500? – and CPU air coolers like their flower-designed CNPS7000 series. They don't make insanely expensive cases any more, and air coolers are arguably irrelevant in the enthusiast market these days, but Zalman's been branching out into gaming peripherals, and today Benchmark Reviews has their top-end Knossos ZM-GM4 Professional Laser Gaming Mouse to review."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Supermicro recently entered the consumer space with a new line of enthusiast motherboards and today we’re looking at a gaming enclosure from the well-known enterprise manufacturer."

    PC Perspective

  • Think Computers

    "Kingston has been building their HyperX gaming brand over the past couple of years and have really come out with some great gaming-focused products. Of course we know the HyperX line for great memory and SSDs, but they also have gaming headsets and mousepads. Today we will be taking a look at one of the their latest mousepads in the HyperX FURY Pro. This mousepad has a high-quality fabric pad that’s soft yet resistant and heat-treated for a controlled glide. Kingston actually offers this mousepad in four different sizes, they sent us the Large version (HX-MPFP-L) which has official dimensions of 420mm x 500mm. Let's get to gaming and see how well we like this mousepad!"

    Think Computers

  • NikkTech

    "How many of you recall the days when even 340MB of storage space was the highest one could find and consumers had lots of brands they could choose a drive from (well at least in most places on the planet) including Seagate, WD, IBM, Quantum and Maxtor? Well since then (over 15 years ago) things have changed a lot so aside the fact that Seagate and WD are the two largest players right now (for example Quantum was bought by Maxtor which in turn was bought by Seagate) storage capacities have skyrocketed up to a crazy 10TB (10TB=10000000MB). Of course technology never stops progressing so we all knew that this day would eventually come although it did arrive earlier than some expected. Unfortunately as we all know in order to own the latest and highest capacity model you need to spend quite a bit especially if you're looking for a durable HDD with the best possible read/write performance. The good news however is that thanks to Seagate people who place capacity and durability before performance now have a HDD they can turn to and its name is the Archive HDD."

    NikkTech

  • "For some time now Gigabyte have been creating and refining their ultra compact PCs, calling them BRIX. Now with the latest Intel i5 CPU and the option for high performance storage and memory we test one of their current models in our Gigabyte Brix S Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "Today we look at the latest release from Seasonic – the Snow Silent 750W power supply. Regular readers may remember we reviewed their higher cost 1050W model back in December last year. This unit is fully modular, has 80 Plus Platinum certification – and incorporates a new low noise fluid dynamic bearing fan."

    Kitguru

  • "At $100, the Z97-HD3 is Gigabyte's most affordable full-sized Z97 board. We've taken a closer look at what the board has to offer, and we've paired it with a Pentium Anniversary Edition for some overclocking fun. Read on to see if it's worth opening your wallet."

    The Tech Report

  • ZOTAC

    ZOTAC is pleased to introduce the ZBOX RI323 and ZBOX RI531 series as they make their debut. "One of the main features is the ability to combine two HDD/SSD storage devices into a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration. As both ZBOXs come natively equipped with two storage slots, users will be able to fully utilize their storage devices and create a logical drive that either improves the read/write speed, or one that provides redundancy to protect sensitive data."See More

  • Sphero

    "Devious. Defiant. Diabolical. Dangerous. Darkside is an electrical beast that draws its energy from unrestrained competition and reckless abandonment. Command this app-enabled robot with these forces to unleash its unrivaled power. But take heed – Darkside will overpower anything standing in the way of victory – including its master. You have been warned."See More

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE would like to congratulate The Summit 3 champions Team Secret for taking away the 1st place in an incredible DOTA 2 tournament. "As the exclusive sponsor of this year The Summit 3, GIGABYTE is proud to be able to provide the participants with high performance GIGABYTE gaming systems and to support such an enthusiastic community that has a true passion for eSports."See More

  • ZOTAC elevates the mini PC with all new R Series

    ZOTAC ZBOX-RI531 series

    The ZOTAC R Series brings more storage functionality to the desk

    HONG KONG - May 20, 2015 - ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics card and mini PCs, today puts the limelight on the brand new R Series, the new member of the ZBOX mini PC family. This is the small form factor solution that is more than a personal PC with its storage solution and functionalities while providing the same power efficiency and space saving features that users expect from ZBOX.

  • Sphero

    Sphero -  The Darkside is Back. Be Afraid.

    Devious. Defiant. Diabolical. Dangerous. Darkside is an electrical beast that draws its energy from unrestrained competition and reckless abandonment. Command this app-enabled robot with these forces to unleash its unrivaled power. But take heed – Darkside will overpower anything standing in the way of victory – including its master. You have been warned.

    Learn More Sphero Darkside

     

     

  • The Summit 3 by GIGABYTE Finals Comes to an End in LA, USA

     Team Secret Wins the International DOTA 2 Tournament on GIGABYTE Gaming Systems

    Team Secret Wins the International DOTA 2 Tournament on GIGABYTE Gaming Systems

    Taipei, Taiwan, May 20th, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards would like to congratulate The Summit 3 champions Team Secret for taking away the 1st place in an incredible DOTA 2 tournament. As the exclusive sponsor of this year The Summit 3, GIGABYTE is proud to be able to provide the participants with high performance GIGABYTE gaming systems and to support such an enthusiastic community that has a true passion for eSports.

  • Satechi

    Satechi announces the availability of its Aluminum SATA III HDD Docking Station, featuring three different inputs for added productivity in any workspace. "The compact, space-saving design of the Aluminum HDD Docking Station condenses the amount of valuable desk space needed for all peripherals, including 2.5" and 3.5" HDD and SSD hard drives with a SATA I/II/III interface, cameras, flash drives and more. The two USB 3.0 ports and integrated SD card reader feature a transfer rate of up to 5.0Gbps to quickly and efficiently transfer and access data."The HDD Docking Station is fully compatible with Mac OS X, Windows 7, 8, Vista, and XP, and backwards compatible with USB 2.0 hosts and devices, and is available now for $54.99 on Satechi.net and Amazon.com.See More

  • Satechi Aluminum USB 3.0 SATA III HDD Docking Station with 2-Port Hub and SD Card Reader Saves Space & Increases Productivity

     Satechi's Space Saving Aluminum HDD Docking Station Now Available

    SAN DIEGO – May 20, 2015 –Satechi, known for its space-saving, high quality and useful office accessories, announces the availability of its Aluminum SATA III HDD Docking Station. The convenient dock adds three different inputs for added productivity in any workspace.

  • Scythe

    Japanese cooling expert Scythe expands the 120 mm case fan portfolio with the announcement of the new Slip Stream 120 DB axial-fans. "The new line up includes five regular models with fixed fan speed as well as one PWM-enabled model. Special highlight of the series is the Dual Ball Bearing, which has been developed in Japan. Thanks to the new bearing an intense life span increase to 350.000 hours (MTBF) has been accomplished."See More

  • Razer

    Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the sentencing of two men arrested for selling counterfeit Razer products online in China. Haikui Lin and Ping Gong were each committed to a year in prison and fined 140,000RMB, in addition to a 150,000RMB fine paid to Razer. "Counterfeit goods put a huge toll on innovation and growth across many industries worldwide," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer Co-Founder and CEO, "By investing in bringing down these operations, Razer hopes to set an example that this kind of criminal activity will not be tolerated."See More

  • Scythe releases Slip Stream 120 DB Fans with Dual Ball Bearing and long life span

    Scythe releases Slip Stream 120 DB Fans with Dual Ball Bearing and long life span

    20.05.2015, Oststeinbek (Germany) – Japanese cooling expert Scythe expands the 120 mm case fan portfolio with the announcement of the new Slip Stream 120 DB axial-fans. The new line up includes five regular models with fixed fan speed as well as one PWM-enabled model. Special highlight of the series is the Dual Ball Bearing, which has been developed in Japan. Thanks to the new bearing an intense life span increase to 350.000 hours (MTBF) has been accomplished.

  • Razer Works with Police to Bust Counterfeit Ring

    Razer

    Persons caught illegally selling infringing products jailed and fined; thousands of imitation Razer products seized in raid

    May 20, 2015 -- SHANGHAI – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the sentencing of two men arrested for selling counterfeit Razer products online in China. Haikui Lin and Ping Gong were each committed to a year in prison and fined 140,000RMB, in addition to a 150,000RMB fine paid to Razer.

  • "CM Storm's newest gaming mouse is put to the test. Like previous high-end models from CM Storm, the Mizar features the 8200 DPI Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor. The Mizar's design looks to harken back to the IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0, which is a good thing. We take it for a spin to see how it compares to recent high-end gaming mice."

    techPowerUp

  • "Antec lists its P70 computer case as a chassis in its "Performance" series of enclosures. The first bullet point we see however points toward Quiet Operation with a optional snap-in sound deadening panel. Beyond that, Optimum Cooling and Expansion are important to Antec as well. Let's see how Performance, Cooling, and Quiet all go together."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Before you even think about shopping for an Apple MacBook Pro for professional chores on the go, Dell wants you to give a long, hard look at its recently redesigned Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation. According to Dell, the M3800 is a superior product in several ways, and the OEM even put together an infographic showing more than half a dozen reasons why its 15.6-inch laptop is a better solution than Apple's."

    Hot Hardware

  • The SSD Review

    "The Samsung SM951 is one of the fastest SSD solutions out for those with a need for speed. It offers speeds that put most SSDs to shame and does it in a small M.2 2280 form factor. Last week we took a look at the 512GB variant that utilizes the AHCI host controller interface. To say the least, performance was very impressive. In that review we mentioned that the NMVe variant is starting to show up and that we would publish a review on one as soon as we could and well, today is the day. If you are a storage nut as I just happen to be, please get comfy and continue reading as we take a closer look at the NVMe variant of the Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe SSD!"

    The SSD Review

  • Think Computers

    "When it comes to choosing a portable hard drive there are quite a lot of options to choose from. When I am looking for a portable hard drive the things I consider is performance, protection, and security. The drive we are taking a look at today has all of these and even a cool way to unlock the drive. The drive I am talking about us the Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC and it offers military spec shock protection, IPX3 standard water resistance, IP5X standard dust resistance, and hardware encryption. On top of that it comes with built in NFC technology that with the included SmartCard will allow you to easily unlock the drive. We will be taking a look at the 1TB (HD-PZN1.0U3B) version today."

    Think Computers

  • "EVGA recently released new power supplies in their SuperNova GS range and today we take a look at the 650 watt unit. This unit is 80 Plus Gold Certified and is a pure modular design. EVGA state that the components inside are high grade Japanese branded – to ensure long term stability and high performance. At only £76.99 inc vat, is this the mid range power supply you should be shortlisting for a new system build?"

    Kitguru

  • "With the ARC 100, OCZ has succeeded to bring another affordable SSD product on the market, which is utilizing the Barefoot 3 M10 controller, the latest Toshiba A19nm MLC NAND and while it does not break records, it is very durable as it has been demonstrated before by some other review websites."

    Madshrimps

  • OCZ Storage Solutions

    OCZ Storage Solutions announces its Z-Drive 6000 SSD Series that combines PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 3 and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe™) technologies with an extensive enterprise feature-set and robust endurance and reliability. The NVMe-compliant Z-Drive 6000 Series is available in multiple configurations supporting a variety of form factors, capacity points, and endurance ratings."The NVMe SSD market is poised to take off, now that it provides an efficient storage interface between flash and the processor," said Jim Handy, of Objective Analysis. "By joining the NVMe SSD market early with a compelling product, OCZ has won itself an opportunity to become a leader."See More

  • OCZ Introduces High-Performance NVMe™ Compliant Z-Drive 6000 PCIe SSD Series to Enable the New Generation of Enterprise Applications

    OCZ Introduces High-Performance NVMe™ Compliant Z-Drive 6000 PCIe SSD Series

    New Series Delivers Leading Random I/O Performance and Low Latencies via Multiple Configurations to Support a Variety of Enterprise Applications and Ecosystems

    SAN JOSE, CA -May 20, 2015 - OCZ Storage Solutions -- a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its Z-Drive 6000 SSD Series that combines PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 3 and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe™) technologies with an extensive enterprise feature-set and robust endurance and reliability. The NVMe-compliant Z-Drive 6000 Series is available in multiple configurations supporting a variety of form factors, capacity points, and endurance ratings.

  • NVIDIA SHIELD

    SHIELD owners are getting three new games to play on the GRID game service starting with today’s release of indie gem La-Mulana, which will be followed by Homefront and F.E.A.R. 3 over the next two weeks. Plus, NVIDIA has also added a new datacenter in Central Europe that will reduce latency for people connecting to GRID in that region.

  • HYPR

    Technology is rapidly advancing, outpacing enterprises’ ability to secure their resources both internally and in the cloud. Passwords and their management are soon to be rendered obsolete by the use of OTP and standards-based specifications such as those developed by the FIDO Alliance™. With the difficulties that the outmoded use of passwords presents for BYOD, COPE, IoT, and mobile payments, the interconnected online world needs a unified biometric identity protocol.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "It is always great to hear about small companies making the headlines in the computer market, but we have seemed to miss a note here. Although Benchmark Reviews has been around long enough to review cooling solutions from most manufacturers in the market, this is the first time we look at a product from Cryorig; a company that has gotten a lot of momentum since it’s first release back in 2013. Today, we take a look at the Cryorig R1 Ultimate, Cryorig's first attempt of impressing us with a product they claim is an accumulation of years of design and research."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Over the past few years Lian-Li have created a number of PC cases which are more than just a big metal box. Today we take a look at one of their latest models, mixing brushed aluminium and glass, in our Lian-Li PC-O6s Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Think Computers

    "Not that long ago CRYORIG sent us their flagship R1 Ultimate CPU cooler, which not only impressed us, but had a lot of cool technologies and other things we had never saw on a CPU cooler before. Now we are moving on to their H5 Universal CPU cooler, which as the name suggest is a cooler that will give you 100% memory clearance on mainstream sockets. While the R1 Ultimate was a dual-tower cooler, the H5 Universal has a single tower, but still retains much of the surface area of the R1 with its large fin design. The cooler itself features CRYORIG’s Hive Fin structure design, Jet Fin Acceleration System, Heatpipe Convex-Align System, and XT140 140mm cooling fan. Will this cooler be able to live up to the performance of the R1 Ultimate? Let’s get it in our system and find out!"

    Think Computers

  • "A few months back we brought you Part 1 of the Origin Genesis PC chassis. Part one is mainly an overview of the chassis while part 2 details the installation of the hardware. I approached the installation as if the Origin Genesis was a mass produced, readily available PC chassis. I used off the shelf hardware that I had on."

    Modders-Inc

  • "All-in-one liquid coolers, while being an incredibly easy way to get to liquid cool your CPU, are also generally boring when it comes to aesthetics, offering not much more than a plain black radiator and pump design. However, the subject of this review seems to breakaway from the norms."

    TechnologyX

  • "Swedish Fractal Design already revealed its upcoming Kelvin CPU water cooling series way back at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover. At last year's Computex we saw the same prototypes again, scheduled for a summer release. Finally in December 2014 the retail versions popped up; Fractal Design added three AIO models to their Kelvin AIO line-up: a 120mm radiator T12 Kelvin, the S24 being the 240 radiator version and the flagship S36 as the triple fan version. Today we have a look at the latter version, the Kelvin S36. The AIO market is already pretty saturated with versions from Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master, Enermax and Swiftech. What makes this Fractal Design S36 stand out from the crowd? Time to explore the Sweed's high end product."

    Madshrimps

  • "The NZXT formula for creating the Noctis 450 appears to be quite straightforward. Take the impressive H440 (which was built primarily for low noise), enhance the LED lighting with the Under Glow strip lights we saw on the H440 Razer edition and finish the whole thing off with front and top panels that have been lifted from the NZXT Phantom."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "CPU air coolers may not have evolved much during the last few years and there's indeed not much room for improvement (some manufacturers have tried with not much success) but some models can actually offer enough cooling efficiency to rival and in some cases even surpass many AIO (All In One) liquid CPU coolers. What really stands out in the CPU cooling industry however is the continuously growing number of new manufacturers who offer competitive products at very appealing prices something which benefits consumers quite a bit since in a way that "forces" all the old manufacturers to lower their prices and further improve their products. REEVEN is a very new player in the market and today we're taking a look at one of their top CPU coolers the Ouranos RC-1401."

    NikkTech

  • Arctic

    After multiple awards with its thermal pastes, ARCTIC is now offering thermal pads as well. As perfect gap filler the Thermal Pad provides an optimal heat transfer and bridges even large height differences and uneven surfaces. "Often it is troublesome to cool diverse components like memory chips, CPUs, MCUs, DSPs and other ICs densely packed. Different heights prevent a proper contact to the heatsink and thus make it useless. The thermal pad is perfect to close even large spaces completely. Due to its low hardness this silicon pad adapts ideally to uneven surfaces, also at low pressure and thus ensures the best possible heat dissipation." The Thermal Pad is now available starting at a price of 4,99 $ at ARCTIC and at Amazon.See More

  • HYPR Corp. Biometric Security Integration Kit Shields Applications and Devices Across the Internet of Things

    Biometric Security Integration Kit Shields Applications, Devices Across IoT

    HYPR Corp’s End-to-End Biometric Security Suite
    Provides Remotely Impenetrable Authentication

    NEW YORK – May 19, 2015 – Technology is rapidly advancing, outpacing enterprises’ ability to secure their resources both internally and in the cloud. Passwords and their management are soon to be rendered obsolete by the use of OTP and standards-based specifications such as those developed by the FIDO Alliance™. With the difficulties that the outmoded use of passwords presents for BYOD, COPE, IoT, and mobile payments, the interconnected online world needs a unified biometric identity protocol.

  • ARCTIC’s Thermal Pad bridges problem-free even large spaces

     ARCTIC’s Thermal Pad bridges problem-free even large spaces

    After multiple awards with its thermal pastes, ARCTIC is now offering thermal pads as well. As perfect gap filler the Thermal Pad provides an optimal heat transfer and bridges even large height differences and uneven surfaces.

  • CRYORIG

    CRYORIG announces information of two new product lines, the CUSTOMOD line of customization accessories and a new line of CRYO-Paste thermal interfaces. These two new lines are one of the many new items that will be shown at CRYORIG’s booth during the coming Computex beginning June 2nd, 2015. "CRYORIG in an act of pushing forward true aftermarket modding and customization possibilities release it’s brand new CUSTOMOD line of colored heatsink covers for it’s critically acclaimed R1 Universal and R1 Ultimate heatsinks. Also being released alongside the CUSTOMOD line of products during Computex will be three new CRYO-Paste thermal interface products, the CP5, CP7 and CP15. Each will feature different characteristics, and will be leveled based on Thermal Performance, Spread Ease and Particle Density."See More

  • CRYORIG Announces new line of CUSTOMOD Covers and CRYO-Paste

    CRYORIG Announces new line of CUSTOMOD Covers and CRYO-Paste

    19.05.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Ahead of Taipei Computex in June, computer cooling innovator CRYORIG is releasing information of two new product lines, the CUSTOMOD line of customization accessories and a new line of CRYO-Paste thermal interfaces. These two new lines are one of the many new items that will be shown at CRYORIG’s booth during the coming Computex beginning June 2nd, 2015.

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE Technology, a leading creator of high performance server and workstation hardware, presents the MW70-3S0, its latest dual socket workstation motherboard based on the Intel C612 chipset. "It joins the single socket MW50-SV0 to complement GIGABYTE's line of 2011-3 socket based workstation motherboards, and offer workstation builders a high end product featuring the latest technologies and the most reliable components. The MW70-3S0 has been designed with flexibility in mind, through large memory, storage and PCI-Express platforms that will satisfy the most demanding performance requirements of professional workstation users."See More

  • GIGABYTE Presents Its Latest Dual Socket Workstation Motherboard

    GIGABYTE Presents Its Latest Dual Socket Workstation Motherboard

    Supporting 3-Way Graphics & SAS 12Gb/s Storage

    Taipei, Taiwan, May 19th - GIGABYTE Technology, a leading creator of high performance server and workstation hardware, is happy to present today the MW70-3S0, its latest dual socket workstation motherboard based on the Intel C612 chipset. It joins the single socket MW50-SV0 to complement GIGABYTE's line of 2011-3 socket based workstation motherboards, and offer workstation builders a high end product featuring the latest technologies and the most reliable components. The MW70-3S0 has been designed with flexibility in mind, through large memory, storage and PCI-Express platforms that will satisfy the most demanding performance requirements of professional workstation users.

  • ASUS

    ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih today introduced ZenFone 2 and the latest ZenBook models to the United States and Canada at the Incredible Comes to New York press event. Hosted at the sophisticated and stylish Gotham Hall in Manhattan, the event showcased a line-up of meticulously-crafted products in their North American debut and featured a stunning acrobatic dance performance creatively highlighting photography with ZenFone 2. " ZenFone 2 is coming to market in the United States unlocked and contract-free, giving users freedom to enjoy the smartphone on the service provider of their choice."See More

  • Incredible Comes to New York: ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih Announces Availability of ZenFone 2 in North America

    ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih Announces Availability of ZenFone 2 in North America

    KEY POINTS

    • ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih revealed local pricing and availability of ZenFone 2, ZenBook UX305, and ZenBook Pro UX501
    • Intel Vice President Aicha Evans joined Chairman Shih on stage to celebrate the long-term partnership
    • Instagram sensation Robert Jahns commended ZenFone 2 camera technology and endorsed the See What Others Can’t See photography campaign

     

    New York, NY (May 18th, 2015) - ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih today introduced ZenFone 2 and the latest ZenBook models to the United States and Canada at the Incredible Comes to New York press event. Hosted at the sophisticated and stylish Gotham Hall in Manhattan, the event showcased a line-up of meticulously-crafted products in their North American debut and featured a stunning acrobatic dance performance creatively highlighting photography with ZenFone 2.

  • Narrative

    Narrative, creators of the world's most wearable camera, announces that the Narrative Clip 2 is available now for limited time pre-order. Beginning on May 18th at 3 p.m. PST through May 31st at midnight PST, all pre-orders made will receive their Clip 2 first with free shipping and an exclusive Narrative Clip "skin" to customize the camera for optimized wearability. "Each pre-order customer also has a chance to win a "Golden Ticket," a free round-trip ticket to visit a loved one by answering the question, 'who would you like to reconnect with and why?' "See More

  • NVIDIA GeForce

    The new GeForce Game Ready 352.86 WHQL The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt drivers are now available to download from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com. "With Game Ready optimizations for the highly anticipated PC release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and an updated SLI profile, our latest drivers are a recommended update for fans about to embark on their 100-hour quest."

  • Narrative Announces Limited Time Pre-Order for Clip 2 Wearable Camera beginning May 18th

    Narrative News: Clip 2 Available For Limited Time Pre-Order

    Narrative's tiny, automatic camera, featuring wireless connectivity, high-definition photo quality and versatile mounting options is available for pre-order, scheduled to ship this September

    SAN FRANCISCO (May 18, 2015) - Narrative, creators of the world's most wearable camera, announces that the Narrative Clip 2 is available now for limited time pre-order.

  • Vantec May 2015 NewsLetter (header)

    NexStar 3.1 - 3.5" Enclosure

     

     

     

  • OSVR

    Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, and Sensics™, a leader in high-performance VR, today announced upcoming support for a number of new platforms, bringing OSVR closer to becoming a universal standard for integrating virtual reality content. Valve’s OpenVR, MonoGame, VorpX and the Unigine engine are among the latest technologies to be supported by OSVR. "All four platforms will be compatible with products within the OSVR ecosystem, including the OSVR HDK expected to ship in July 2015."See More

  • OSVR EXPANDS CONTENT RANGE AND ADDS 15 NEW PARTNERS

    OSVR Expands Content Range, Adds 15 New Partners

    Virtual reality platform grows with integration of OpenVR; new game developer and technology partners announced

    May 18, 2015 -- SAN JOSE,Calif. (SILICON VALLEY VIRTUAL REALITY 2015) – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, and Sensics™, a leader in high-performance VR, today announced upcoming support for a number of new platforms, bringing OSVR closer to becoming a universal standard for integrating virtual reality content.

  • "Kingston's new HyperX Savage 240 GB is built around a Phison controller using 19 nanometer flash chips. With a price of only $120 for the 240 GB version it sits right on the magic $0.50 per GB mark."

    techPowerUp

  • "The MQ02ABF075 drive from Toshiba exhibits good performances for a 5400RPM drive and comes with two platters and four heads on a 7mm form factor. This drive is mostly meant for ultrabooks and high-end multimedia devices, which do not need very high read/write performances but more storage space at a low price, while conserving battery life."

    Madshrimps

  • "The ASUS ROG Gladius mouse features sleek styling and customizable lighting effects, but the biggest aspect is the underlying technology. With socketed Omron switches designed to be easily swapped and an adjustable 6400dpi optical sensor this gaming mouse offers a lot on paper. So how does it feel? Let's find out."

    PC Perspective

  • "Over the past couple of years we have reviewed a number of TP-LINK products and found them all to be solid, reliable hardware. Today we take a look at one of their latest high end AC1900 routers in our TP-LINK Archer C9 Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "The LG G4 is being marketed as a high-end, flagship device and you may wonder why there's a six-core Snapdragon 808 within rather than an octa-core Snapdragon 810. Recently, a Qualcomm spokesperson answered this very question: The difference between the chips is that the 810 is scaled for end-to-end 4K and it's our flagship. The 808 scales for end-to-end 2k and it still captures 4k video but it's not built to display 4k natively on a screen. In other words, the LG G4 apparently was engineered to work efficiently with its 2560x1440 Quad HD display. With an off-contract starting price of $650 (2 year contract MSRP not final yet), the LG G4 is right in line with other hero devices like the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S 6. We'll seek to answer two primary questions in this review. First, is the G4 worthy of being classified in with flagships such as the afformentioned? Second, is the G4 somehow differentiated enough to be the go-to choice for a smaller niche that want features like expandable storage and a removable battery?"

    Hot Hardware

  • "In Part 4 of our on-going Grand Theft Auto V evaluation we will look at shadow performance. Soft shadows, High Resolution Shadows, and Extended Shadow performance will be tested. We will also look into CPU utilization when running GeForce TITAN X SLI at 1440p and 4K."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "Thirdly and probably most importantly is the “Bang for the Buck” aspect of the Fractal Design Line of computer cases. They exceed standards that other companies have almost ignored and throughout this new direction of a better global price equilibrium for a more growing world market, Fractal Design has done just that without sacrificing material quality and superior design and gives what you more than a buyer would expect out of any of the cases that Fractal Design makes. In essence Fractal Design cases are not engineered to brake your pocket or kill a credit card limit but instead to give the buyer a quality and excellence that actually exceeds the monetary value of the case itself. With these factors in mind, I would like to get on with this review of Fractal Designs newest entries into the Econo-Class market, The CORE 2500; and later the Fractal Design CORE 1500 review coming soon."

    Think Computers

  • "The BDM4065UC is possibly the largest 4K PC display on the market, with a whopping 40-inch diagonal screen size. It’s absolutely huge, resembling the size of many living-room family televisions. It uses a VA LCD panel with a typical W-LED backlight. With standard 8-bit colour, along with a 3ms SmartResponse G2G pixel latency, it’s more for general-purpose use and gaming than for colour-accurate graphic design work."

    Kitguru

  • "What makes a keyboard a "gaming" type does not always come down to features that are necessarily useful while playing. Although not exclusive to gaming keyboards, aggressive designs, mechanical switches, and backlit keys compliment the gamer aesthetic and thus have become closely associated with what is expected from high-end units. The backlit LED mechanical switch frontier is now in the."

    Modders-Inc

  • "Asus' Transformer Book T300 Chi combines Intel's Core M processor with a 12.5" high-PPI display. The tablet half of this detachable 2-in-1 is thinner than the iPad Air, and it's backed by a keyboard dock that attaches with neodymium magnets. Read on to see what the T300 Chi is like as a tablet and notebook."

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

    "If there's one thing electronics manufacturers know very well that's the difference between market segments so although for enterprise users, professionals and in some cases even enthusiasts they offer products with performance and reliability as their primary features when it comes to casual consumers the all-time classic price/performance ratio takes their place. So you'd think that the same "rule" would also apply in the storage media segment of the market right? Well that's not really the case since when it comes to USB flash drives most storage media manufacturers focus primarily in reliability and security for enterprise grade models, speed and capacity for models aimed at enthusiasts and professionals and finally price and capacity for models aimed at casual users. There are some exceptions to that rule but the one that stands-out from the crowd is the latest Samsung Portable SSD T1 which we have here with us today."

    NikkTech

  • Noctua

    Noctua announces two new additions to its portfolio of premium-quality, quiet CPU coolers with 140mm fans. Whereas the NH-D15S is a high-compatibility single fan version of the elite-class dual tower model NH-D15, the NH-C14S replaces the proven top-flow cooler NH-C14. Both the NH-D15S and NH-C14S feature an asymmetrical layout in order to avoid blocking the top PCIe slot.See More

  • Noctua presents two asymmetrical 140mm CPU coolers

     Noctua presents two asymmetrical 140mm CPU coolers

    Vienna, May 18th - Noctua today announced two new additions to its portfolio of premium-quality, quiet CPU coolers with 140mm fans. Whereas the NH-D15S is a high-compatibility single fan version of the elite-class dual tower model NH-D15, the NH-C14S replaces the proven top-flow cooler NH-C14. Both the NH-D15S and NH-C14S feature an asymmetrical layout in order to avoid blocking the top PCIe slot.

  • Fractal Design

    "The Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition is the next evolution in the widely popular Define Series. Packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction." The Define R5 Blackout Edition, with a solid side panel which includes an additional fan mount or ModuVent option. The Define R5 Blackout Edition Window, which features a tinted window side panel to proudly show off your build.See More

  • EK Water Block

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the ultimate water block for server and workstation type motherboards featuring one or more Intel® LGA 2011(-3) or LGA 115x sockets. "EK-Annihilator is the ultimate 1U chassis type water block for server & workstation type motherboards, pre-configured for use on modern Intel® LGA-2011(-3) socket motherboards with narrow mounting hole pattern."See More

  • The popular Define R5 case is back in ALL black!

    The popular Define R5 case is back in ALL black!

    All the great features the Define R5 offers, now available in a sleek and uniform all black finish.

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

  • EK introduces Annihilator series 1U CPU water block

    EK introduces Annihilator series 1U CPU water block

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the ultimate water block for server and workstation type motherboards featuring one or more Intel® LGA 2011(-3) or LGA 115x sockets.

  • QNAP

    "Reduce costs and simplify your IT infrastructure by converting obsolete, business-critical physical servers into virtual machines. Use VMware vCenter Converter to convert a physical server to a virtual machine (P2V), then simply import the virtual machine to your QNAP NAS for use with Virtualization Station."See More

  • Mastering P2V

    Convert a PC/server to a virtual machine and run it on QNAP Virtualization Station

    Convert a PC/server to a virtual machine and run it on QNAP Virtualization Station

    Reduce costs and simplify your IT infrastructure by converting obsolete, business-critical physical servers into virtual machines. Use VMware vCenter Converter to convert a physical server to a virtual machine (P2V), then simply import the virtual machine to your QNAP NAS for use with Virtualization Station.

    Learn More -Mastering P2V QNAP

  • NVIDIA

    It’s a not-so-hidden secret. Game developers will let you know a game isn’t fully polished by calling it an “alpha” or “beta.” But once a game launches, there shouldn’t be anything “beta” about it. "Gamers expect it to work. NVIDIA feels the same way about their graphics. They simply don’t want gamers beta testing their drivers when they play their games for the very first time. That is why NVIDIA created GeForce Game Ready drivers.

  • razrerlg

    Due to overcrowding at the grand opening of the RazerStore in the Syntrend Mall in Taipei, mall management, citing safety concerns, requested that Razer suspend its weekend launch activities. "The opening of the new Razerstore purportedly drew thousands of fans from Taiwan and abroad, including the United States, Europe and Asia, which resulted in a line forming many hours before the store opening."See More

  • OVERCROWDING AT RAZERSTORE TAIPEI LAUNCH DAY LEADS MALL AUTHORITIES TO SUSPEND WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

    OVERCROWDING AT RAZERSTORE TAIPEI LAUNCH DAY LEADS MALL AUTHORITIES TO SUSPEND WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

    May 15, 2015 -- TAIPEI, Taiwan – Due to overcrowding at the grand opening of the RazerStore in the Syntrend Mall in Taipei, mall management, citing safety concerns, requested that Razer suspend its weekend launch activities.

  • "What do you do when you want a PC with a small footprint, but a powerful CPU? You buy an mITX motherboard. But what if you want EIGHTEEN CORES and THIRTY-SIX threads? You buy the ASRock X99E-ITX/ac. Doing the unexpected by bringing Intel's X99 Express to the mITX form-factor, the ASRock X99E-ITX/ac can push those 18-core Xeon chips and has an X-OC socket to push Intel's standard unlocked chips to the limit. And USB 3.1. And a CPU cooler is in the box."

    techPowerUp

  • "Displays have been a hot item as of late here at PC Perspective. Today we are looking at the new Acer XB270HU. In short, this is an IPS version of the ASUS ROG Swift. For the long version, it is a 1440P, 144Hz, G-Sync enabled 27 inch display. This is the first G-Sync display released with an IPS panel, which is what makes this release such a big deal. Acer has been pushing hard on the display front, with recent releases of the following variable refresh capable displays:"

    PC Perspective

  • "Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series has been wildly successful for many years now, offering some of the edgiest story lines, game play tactics and objectives the gaming industry has ever seen. With psychopathic main characters, you are left in the depraved communities of Los Santos and Blaine County, to walk a path few would dare choose in real life, committing nefarious acts, robbing and pillaging to complete your objectives. And it's rather entertaining of course, that you're tasked with leaving a virtual world worse off than you found it, consequences be damned. Today, we're aiming to give you quick taste of what GTA V can play and look like with an over-the-top system config at super-tight 4K resolution. What does it take to run GTA V at 4K? We'll give you a view of that, as well as how it scales over multiple NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPUs, in the pages ahead, along with some screen shots for just a bit of eye candy as well."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have James Walter's Parvum Warfare build. Here is what he had to say about it, "Here we go yet again! Here's my first of two builds this fall, another team up with Parvum Systems, this time for a highly customized Advanced Warfare themed mITX build. Originally I was set for a totally different theme but then last week at Gamescom Microsoft showed off their limited Advanced Warfare controller and console. I then switched themes and have decided to tread familiar ground in doing a build inspired by another Xbox One controller. I just couldn't help myself. I'm pretty inspired by the controllers color pallet, it's very unique and I think this build will turn out completely amazing with the plans I have."

    Think Computers

  • "Fractal Design has taken an innovative approach with the Define S. This ATX case bears a strong resemblance to the Define R5 but when you take a look inside you find nothing. It is almost entirely empty apart from a 140mm fan at the front and another 140mm fan at the rear. At first glance there are no storage drive bays and certainly there is no optical drive bay on the front of the case, and while the design looks clean and tidy it appears to be missing something or other."

    Kitguru

  • "Overclocking the X99A Gaming 7 was extremely easy, no BIOS issues, memory was solid and no trouble setting voltages in fact, I would be hard pressed to not call this an OC board in Gamer clothing."

    Hardware Asylum

  • SP / Silicon Power

    Catering to the increasing demands for super speed and cost-effective storage solutions, SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases the latest powerful M10 M.2 2280 and M10 mSATA solid state drives. They both allow superior performances and high reliability with ultra-fast transfer interface of SATA III 6Gb/s, and supports Intel® Smart Response Technology (ISRT) to offer flexible upgrade solutions that saves consumers a lot of time and space.See More

  • SP Silicon Power Unveils the Latest M.2 and mSATA Solid State Drives

    SP Silicon Power Unveils the Latest M.2 and mSATA Solid State Drives

    Instant Performance Boost for Ultrabooks

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 15th, 2015 – Catering to the increasing demands for super speed and cost-effective storage solutions, SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases the latest powerful M10 M.2 2280 and M10 mSATA solid state drives. They both allow superior performances and high reliability with ultra-fast transfer interface of SATA III 6Gb/s, and supports Intel® Smart Response Technology (ISRT) to offer flexible upgrade solutions that saves consumers a lot of time and space.

  • Transcend

    Transcend®, a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of 256GB and 128GB high capacity USB 3.0 flash drives. The series includes the high-speed 256GB JetFlash 780, the rugged 128GB JetFlash 810, the classic JetFlash700/730 and the capless JetFlash 790K/790W. With enormous storage space and blazing-fast transfer rate, these USB flash drives offer the easiest way to transfer large files efficiently between USB port-equipped devices."See More

  • Transcend Releases 256GB/128GB High Capacity USB 3.0 Flash Drives for Upgraded File Storage and Transfer Speeds

     Transcend Releases 256GB/128GB High Capacity USB 3.0 Flash Drives for Upgraded File Storage and Transfer Speeds

    May 15, 2015 -- Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of 256GB and 128GB high capacity USB 3.0 flash drives. The series includes the high-speed 256GB JetFlash 780, the rugged 128GB JetFlash 810, the classic JetFlash700/730 and the capless JetFlash 790K/790W. With enormous storage space and blazing-fast transfer rate, these USB flash drives offer the easiest way to transfer large files efficiently between USB port-equipped devices.

  • BIOSTAR

    BIOSTAR’s newest board, based on the AMD A68 series chipset, the Hi-Fi A68U3P, comes with 4k video support and Super LAN Surge Protection. The Hi-Fi A68U3P is based on the AMD FM2+ socket design that will support AMD Multi-Core (x4, x2) socket FM2+/FM2 processors AMD A-series/ E2-series processors all in a Micro ATX form factor along with USB 3.0 and SATA3. The Hi-Fi A68U3P will have an MSRP of US$49.See More

  • BIOSTAR Releases the Hi-Fi A68U3P with 4K Video and Super LAN Surge Protection

    BIOSTAR Releases the Hi-Fi A68U3P with 4K Video and Super LAN Surge Protection

    May 15th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR’s newest board, based on the AMD A68 series chipset, the Hi-Fi A68U3P, comes with 4k video support and Super LAN Surge Protection. The Hi-Fi A68U3P is based on the AMD FM2+ socket design that will support AMD Multi-Core (x4, x2) socket FM2+/FM2 processors AMD A-series/ E2-series processors all in a Micro ATX form factor along with USB 3.0 and SATA3.

  • Corsair

    Corsair announces the availability of the world’s first available 128GB DDR4 unbuffered memory kits. Available in Corsair’s Vengeance® LPX and Dominator Platinum® Series lines.the new 128GB capacities give content creators an unprecedented amount of high-speed DDR4 SDRAM for memory-hungry applications. The 128GB (8 x 16GB) DDR4 memory kits are designed for the latest Intel® X99 series motherboards and support XMP 2.0 for the ultimate compatibility, reliability, and performance. "The first available kits are rated at speeds of 2666MHz and 2400MHz and higher speeds will be announced soon."See More

  • Corsair Announces World’s First Available 128GB DDR4 Unbuffered Memory Kits

    Corsair Dominator Platinum and Vengeance LPX DDR4 Memory Kits Now Available in 128GB Capacities

    Corsair Dominator Platinum and Vengeance LPX DDR4 Memory Kits Now Available in 128GB Capacities

    Fremont, CA —May 14, 2014 — Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC components, today announced the availability of the world’s first available 128GB DDR4 unbuffered memory kits. Available in Corsair’s Vengeance® LPX and Dominator Platinum® Series lines, the new 128GB capacities give content creators an unprecedented amount of high-speed DDR4 SDRAM for memory-hungry applications.

  • The SSD Review

    "When it comes to enterprise SSD storage solutions SanDisk is one of the largest manufacturers out there with a broad range of product to cover the many needs of the this ever growing market. While recent reviews have touched on products that include the words PCIe, SAS, and NVMe, where they offer breath taking performance, there are still many tasks that don't require bleeding edge speeds and can utilize standard SATA based products. For this segment SanDisk has a trio of SATA based products built for read-intensive workloads, the CloudSpeed SSD family and today we will be taking a closer look at the 960GB CloudSpeed Eco."

    The SSD Review

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Raidmax was founded back in 1988 and is know for their budget oriented gaming cases. Their history indicates that they were one of the first to mass produce gaming cases incorporating innovative designs coupled with excellent performance. The Raidmax Viper GX II is one of the current iterations, building on past styles to achieve a truly unique look.The prominent features that really stand out is a hot-swappable SSD bay on top accompanied by two USB 3.0 ports and ominous yet slick looking vents on the top shroud."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "I will be the first to admit that just a couple of weeks ago I had zero need for a gaming chair. But when 4GamerGear.com offered to send us one of the AKracing AK-6014 ergonomic executive units, I agreed. I went out of town for a week and returned to find the chair assembled and already in use by Ken, our go to video editor and engineer. Of course I had to steal it from him to take part in the "review" process and the results were great! As I sit here now in my Ikea office chair, writing up this post, while Ken sits just feet away tapping away on some edits, I can't help but want to use my authority to take it back."

    PC Perspective

  • "We've seen a few products from Tesoro over the last year or so and there is no doubt that they are fast evolving their brand and products in an attempt to capture the gaming peripherals market. The latest of their products to land on our desk is a true 5.1 headset and we look at that today in our Tesoro Kuven Pro Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • NikkTech

    "Time and again we've pointed out the reasons behind why people always need to have a good CPU cooler especially during the hot summer months. However a CPU cooler is not the only hardware component of a system that needs to have a certain level of quality in order to keep that system running without issue even during the hottest possible days and leaving out the next obvious hardware component which is no other than the GPU cooler (which in most cases is ok as long as you don't push your card hard) there's just one other that needs special attention, the power supply unit. This of course doesn't necessarily mean that if you use a mainstream model it will burn out during the summer but generally speaking everything from the enclosure, cooling fan and interior components play a huge role in how long the device will keep going and what kind of performance you can expect from it. One of the somewhat "new" players in the market is COUGAR and since so far their products in general have performed on par with those of their much older rivals we decided to take a look at the latest GX-1050 V3 (G1050) 1050W power supply unit."

    NikkTech

  • Think Computers

    "LUXA2's Lavi headphone series is made up of the Lavi S, Lavi D, and Lavi L. We have already taken a look at the high-end Lavi D and the mid-range Lavi D, and now it is time to take a look at the entry level Lavi L. LUXA2's tagline for this headset is Wireless Music on the Go, and you can tell by the design that is what it is made for. Being the smallest headset in the Lavi series the Lavi L has a lay-flat and folding design that makes them easy to travel with, powerful 40mm drivers, controls on the earcups and more. Read on as we take a look."

    Think Computers

  • "In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Marco, and long-time HH tech editor extraordinaire, Paul Lilly, discuss Intel's latest 18-core Xeons, the Broadwell NUC with Iris Pro and the Compute Stick, the slick Asus T300 Chi ultrabook, Samsung's Galaxy S 6 and LG's G4, WD's latest My Cloud NAS devices, our awesome Syber giveaway, which is running until the end of the month, and much more."

    Hot Hardware

  • "The XFX R9 280 DD offers a price-to-performance ratio that rivals even the latest cards on the market. It can run all of the latest games, and does so while staying cool and relatively quiet. On top of that, you get XFX's excellent Double Lifetime warranty, which is currently unmatched by any other vendor, and of course their excellent customer service, which we've experienced first hand over the years when dealing with their products."

    TechnologyX

  • "Today we take a look at one of the latest Corsair power supplies – the fully modular HX 1200i. This new power supply has been created with high efficiency and low noise emissions in mind. It will slot in above the HX1000i that we reviewed back in August last year as the flagship model in this specific range. At £199.99 inc vat should this be shortlisted for a new system build this year?"

    Kitguru

  • "I've built myself a fast, quiet, and stately new PC out of all-new components. Come have a look at Damagebox 2015."

    The Tech Report

  • IK Multimedia:

    IK Multimedia is pleased to announce iRig® Pads Editor for Mac and PC. It’s the companion application for iRig® Pads that allows musicians to completely edit and customize IK’s popular ultra-portable, universal MIDI groove controller to suit all music production styles and live performance workflows. "iRig Pads Editor is available now as a free download on the IK Multimedia web site, under the User Area, for all current iRig Pads owners."See More

  • IK Multimedia releases iRig® Pads Editor software for Mac and PC

    IK Multimedia releases iRig Pads Editor software for Mac and PC .

    Now musicians can customize their favorite iRig Pads setups and tailor
    the ultimate ultra-portable, universal MIDI groove controller
    to suit any production style or performance workflow

    May 14, 2015- IK Multimedia is pleased to announce iRig® Pads Editor for Mac and PC. It’s the companion application for iRig® Pads that allows musicians to completely edit and customize IK’s popular ultra-portable, universal MIDI groove controller to suit all music production styles and live performance workflows. iRig Pads Editor is available now as a free download on the IK Multimedia web site, under the User Area, for all current iRig Pads owners.

  • Just Mobile - AluCable LED Press Release
    Just Mobile - AluCable LED

    We are excited to announce the launch of Just Mobile AluCable LED™, which starts shipping out today.

    "AluCable LED™” is cleverly designed and keeps users informed of the charging status of their devices by an illuminating, built-in LED. ”" said Nils Gustafsson, Co-founder of Just Mobile.

    Just Mobile products are designed to perform flawlessly; furthermore, they're built to last.

  • Addonics Technologies

    Addonics Technologies (www.addonics.com) announces a M2 Hybrid Controller and M2 SSD (Solid State Drive) adapter that gives PCIe-based systems a performance boost over SATA-based SSDs with READ/WRITE speeds up to 1000 MB/s via a PCIe 4-lane slot."The M2 PCIe SSD Adapter (model AD2M2S-PX4) allows you to install a combination of one M2 PCI SSD and two M2 SATA SSDs in size ranging from 32 mm to 110 mm in length. The Adapter fits into a PCIe 4 lane slot of any desktop system or server running any OS and requires no software drivers."See More

  • Addonics M2 SSD Controllers/Adapters Take Advantage of the PCI Express Connection

    Addonics Technologies M2 Hybrid Controller AD4SAHM2

    Build a High-Performance SSD System with 1000MB/sec Throughput

    SAN JOSE, CA (May 13, 2015) -- Addonics Technologies (www.addonics.com) today announced a M2 Hybrid Controller and M2 SSD (Solid State Drive) adapter that gives PCIe-based systems a performance boost over SATA-based SSDs with READ/WRITE speeds up to 1000 MB/s via a PCIe 4-lane slot.

  • ADATA

    ADATA unveils a new smart RGB LED light bulb that can be wirelessly controlled through a Bluetooth connection, the AURA Bluetoooth RGB Bulb. "With 16 million color capability across the color spectrum, users can control the RGB light bulb for brightness, color temperature, or ambience lighting. An integrated Bluetooth connection is energy efficient and means users can control their RGB light bulb remotely through a simple mobile app without the need for additional routers or network adapters. The RGB LED light bulb fits in standard E26 and E27 light bulb sockets and consumes only 8W of power."See More

  • ADATA News: Transform Any Space in 1 Second with the Color of Your Choice!

  • Gibson Brands

    Image LineSoftware has sold the Deckadance DJ music application and rights to Gibson Brands, the fastest-growing company in the music industry. As Image-Line COO Frank Van Biesen states, “Growing Deckadance any further required our expanding into hardware development, which would have diverted attention from our core business of developing FL Studio, our highly successful music production application and related software. With Gibson Brands building new products around Deckadance, not only will existing Deckadance customers receive ongoing support, but with Gibson’s proven hardware expertise Deckadance enthusiasts can look forward to a bright future.”See More

  • Gibson Brands, Image Line Software Announce New Direction for Deckadance DJ Software

    Gibson Brands

    Purchase by Gibson Brands reassures existing customers, opens up new opportunities

    NASHVILLE, TN-May 13,2015—Image LineSoftware has sold the Deckadance DJ music application and rights to Gibson Brands, the fastest-growing company in the music industry. As Image-Line COO Frank Van Biesen states, “Growing Deckadance any further required our expanding into hardware development, which would have diverted attention from our core business of developing FL Studio, our highly successful music production application and related software. With Gibson Brands building new products around Deckadance, not only will existing Deckadance customers receive ongoing support, but with Gibson’s proven hardware expertise Deckadance enthusiasts can look forward to a bright future.”

  • Sennheiser

    "For 70 years, the name Sennheiser has been synonymous with high-quality products, excellent sound and numerous innovations that have set new standards in audio technology. The audio specialist from Wedemark continues to design and manufacture headphones for the very highest audiophile demands, taking care to apply state-of-the-art and pioneering technology – always driven by the ideal of achieving sound in perfection."See More

  • A history of sound in perfection: An insight into Sennheiser’s audiophile world

    The history of audiophile sound began with the Sennheiser HD 414.

     The world's first open headphones revolutionised the headphones market in 1968.

    Wedemark, Germany, May 13, 2015 –The ultimate objective of modern headphones development is to reproduce sound that is as lifelike and direct as possible. That is also the aim of the engineers and acoustic developers at Sennheiser. For 70 years, the name Sennheiser has been synonymous with high-quality products, excellent sound and numerous innovations that have set new standards in audio technology. The audio specialist from Wedemark continues to design and manufacture headphones for the very highest audiophile demands, taking care to apply state-of-the-art and pioneering technology – always driven by the ideal of achieving sound in perfection.

  • "The Shuttle DS57U is a slim barebone PC that only needs RAM and a HDD or, even better, an SSD to boot. It comes with an Intel dual-core Celeron processor (Broadwell) and features lots of I/O ports, which make it suitable for a wide range of applications."

    techPowerUp

  • "The Define S from Fractal Design is a mid-tower enclosure based on the company's excellent Define R5, and this version has a new interior for enhanced cooling support with an innovative approach to storage."

    PC Perspective

  • "The low-power characteristics of Broadwell simply make it well suited to the tight spaces and constrained thermal envelopes of small form factor systems. But another side benefit of Broadwell is that it also allows manufacturers to cram higher performing parts into the same (or smaller) spaces than previous-gen, Haswell-based parts. Take the Intel NUC5i7RYH we're going to show you here, for example. This mini-PC is packing a Core i7-5557U processor with Iris Pro graphics, which makes it the most powerful NUC released to date. Check out the full list of specifications below and then we'll dive a little deeper on the pages ahead."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "OCZ has sent us their latest 2.5-inch solid state drive, the Vector 180. This new drive still uses the aging Barefoot 3 controller, but OCZ has teamed it with the latest Toshiba A19nm MLC NAND. This drive is all about reliability and features OCZ's implementation of power loss protection, which they are calling Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+). PFM+ is not full power loss protection, but will protect data-at-rest. So PFM+ will protect data that has been already been written to the NAND. This helps protect the mapping table and reduces the risk of bricking the drive. The 480GB version of the drive that we are reviewing today has sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively. OCZ also backs this drive with their new ShieldPlus 5-year warranty. Let's take a look!"

    Think Computers

  • "MSI is offering its Cubi Mini PC in four different specifications with varying levels of CPU grunt, depending on the price you pay. Cubi is a barebones design however the sample sent to KitGuru was fully built and ready to roll. If you buy a Cubi you will have to install RAM, storage and an Operating System (Windows 7 or 8.1) yourself, although this should only take you a few minutes."

    Kitguru

  • "Based on a second generation Broadcom chipset, the Archer C9 AC1900 router shares many characteristics with the C8 which we have reviewed previously, including elements of design. The router takes quite little space on the table and is ventilated properly thanks to the grill located in the back. We again have two USB ports available for data transfer or for connecting printers; in our tests, the USB 3.0 transfer speeds seem to be quite improved, but it won't be able to match low-end NAS capabilities yet."

    Madshrimps

  • "Do Creative still have what it takes to lead the PC audio market?"

    Hardware Heaven

  • ADATA

    ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, announces today its Korea office has moved to Yongsan district, Seoul. "Driven by its substantial growth, ADATA Korea expects to further expand its business and provide even more efficient service to channel partners."See More

  • ADATA Korea Moves Seoul Office to Yongsan, Offering Enhanced Service

    ADATA Korea Moves Seoul Office to Yongsan, Offering Enhanced Service

    Seoul, Korea – May 13, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, announces today its Korea office has moved to Yongsan district, Seoul. Driven by its substantial growth, ADATA Korea expects to further expand its business and provide even more efficient service to channel partners.

  • ICY DOCK

    Power users are on another level from the rest --they're the people that demand the most for their purposes. "A high performance system isnt cut out for power users unless it can deliver the storage needs of that user. They're the individuals that require high capacity hot-swappable SSDs and complex RAID configurations while at the same time maximizing storage density for a smaller system footprint. It's no surprise that these features are all important when a power user decides on which components suit them best, and it's no surprise that ICY DOCK is usually on that list."See More

  •   ICY TIP: Optimize your 5.25" external device bay with ICY DOCK ExpressCage SSD / hard drive enclosures ICY TIP: Optimize your 5.25" external device bay with ICY DOCK ExpressCage SSD / hard drive enclosures

    Power users are on another level from the rest --they're the people that demand the most for their purposes. A Toyota Prius wouldn't satiate their needs for an off road expedition through the difficult terrains of the safari, and likewise a small budget computer won't satisfy their computing needs. A high performance system isnt cut out for power users unless it can deliver the storage needs of that user. They're the individuals that require high capacity hot-swappable SSDs and complex RAID configurations while at the same time maximizing storage density for a smaller system footprint. It's no surprise that these features are all important when a power user decides on which components suit them best, and it's no surprise that ICY DOCK is usually on that list. Power users' care about performance and in many cases paying a little bit more to achieve better performance is preferable. The ExpressCage not only give you the performance you need, but also gives you a better user experience. Best of all, it has a very affordable price point for all the features it offers.

  • RuggON

    RuggON, the rugged mobile specialist, announces a new version of its Rextorm Rugged Tablets, PX-501B, powered by Intel’s latest 5th Generation Core™ i5 processors(5350U) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.9GHz, Intel vPro Technology, and integrated Intel® HD Graphics 6000(up to 1GHz.) "Besides better multi-tasking and graphics capability this processor update means up to 30% better battery life for the new 10.1” Rextorm PX-501B tablet with 6.5 hours using the regular battery or 13 hours using the extended life battery."The PX-501B Broadwell based Rextorm will be available for order from distributors May 2015 at a base RRP of $2,799.See More

  • RuggON Announces New Broadwell-Powered Rextorm 10.1” Rugged Tablets with Enhanced Battery Life and Graphics Capability

    RuggON Announces New Broadwell-Powered Rextorm 10.1” Rugged Tablets with Enhanced Battery Life and Graphics Capability

    New Rextorm Tablets will last longer in the field and offer comprehensive vehicle and office docking solutions

    May 13, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – RuggON, the rugged mobile specialist, announces a new version of its Rextorm Rugged Tablets, PX-501B, powered by Intel’s latest 5th Generation Core™ i5 processors(5350U) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.9GHz, Intel vPro Technology, and integrated Intel® HD Graphics 6000(up to 1GHz.) Besides better multi-tasking and graphics capability this processor update means up to 30% better battery life for the new 10.1” Rextorm PX-501B tablet with 6.5 hours using the regular battery or 13 hours using the extended life battery. This latest Rextorm PX-501B tablet will be released in conjunction with a line of Rextorm peripherals including full featured vehicle and office docking solutions.

  • Corsair Gaming

    Corsair Gaming, a division of PC gaming hardware leader Corsair®,announces the addition of RGBshare, an online lighting profile browsing and sharing feature for Corsair RGB keyboards, to CorsairGaming.com. Corsair RGB keyboards feature multicolor per-key backlighting for virtually unlimited customization and unmatched animated lighting effects. "Users create and save the lighting “profiles” using Corsair’s powerful CUE software. RGBshare allows members of the Corsair Gaming community to effortlessly their share their lighting profiles with other users."See More

  • Corsair Adds RGB Keyboard Profile Sharing to CorsairGaming.com

    Corsair Adds RGB Keyboard Profile Sharing to CorsairGaming.com 

    RGBshare Database Brings Creativity Inspired by 16.8 Million Colors To Corsair Keyboards Worldwide

    FREMONT, Calif. — May 12, 2015 — Corsair Gaming, a division of PC gaming hardware leader Corsair®, today announced the addition of RGBshare, an online lighting profile browsing and sharing feature for Corsair RGB keyboards, to CorsairGaming.com. Corsair RGB keyboards feature multicolor per-key backlighting for virtually unlimited customization and unmatched animated lighting effects. Users create and save the lighting “profiles” using Corsair’s powerful CUE software. RGBshare allows members of the Corsair Gaming community to effortlessly their share their lighting profiles with other users.

  • NZXT

    NZXT announces the standalone availability of our award-winning second generation Kraken fans, the FX V2 140. NZXT's current generation Kraken coolers, the Kraken X61 and X41, have been using this fan to surpass our previous generation Krakens and provide excellent gains in sonic and thermal performance and now you can harness the power of the FX V2 for any radiator. "Battle-tested and awaiting your build, the FX V2 140mm fan will be available for purchase at the NZXT Armory Store for $19.99 towards the end of May."See More

  • NZXT FX V2 140mm Radiator Optimized Fan Released

    NZXT FX V2 140mm Radiator Optimized Fan Released

    Designed for Radiators.

    Los Angeles, CA – After taking our Kraken liquid cooler’s temps to new lows, the FX V2 is moving on to new challenges and bringing its award-winning performance to any 140mm based liquid cooler.

  • G.SKILL

    G.SKILL proudly announces yet another extreme speed DDR4 memory kit to the market at a blistering 3666MHz with only 1.35V! This first-of-its-kind top speed memory kit features a 16GB (4GBx4) capacity and premium class Samsung 4Gb IC chips. "Validated on the Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion motherboard, the Ripjaws 4 series DDR4-3666MHz memory kit takes the high end desktop X99 chipset platform to new heights in the exciting preparation for the upcoming DDR4 platform."See More

  • G.SKILL Announces Highest Frequency Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 3666MHz Memory kit!

    Featuring Samsung DDR4 4Gb IC Chips

     G.SKILL Announces Highest Frequency Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 3666MHz Memory kit!

    Taipei, Taiwan (12 May 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprises Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory, proudly announces yet another extreme speed DDR4 memory kit to the market at a blistering 3666MHz with only 1.35V! This first-of-its-kind top speed memory kit features a 16GB (4GBx4) capacity and premium class Samsung 4Gb IC chips.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Spring signals the fore-coming of summer, but to Benchmark Reviews, it also means time for some cooler reviews. The first manufacturer in our 2015 list is SilverStone. Last week, we reviewed the SilverStone TD03-E, a 120mm all-in-one CPU cooler which served as an update to the already aging TD03. Today we take a look at it's bigger brother, the SilverStone Tundra TD02-E, an astonishingly stylish 240 mm all-in-one CPU cooler."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • NikkTech

    "Summer is coming (or better yet it's already here) so whether we all like it or not the time of the year when our precious systems get pushed to their limits because of increased ambient temperatures is here and as expected many of our friends have already begun looking around for new and improved CPU coolers. Of course we don't really need to point out the fact that the largest percentage of consumers are not looking to get the best CPU cooler out there but rather one that can produce better results compared to their previous one (or the stock cooler) and if possible with less noise. Be Quiet! is amongst a handful of companies that aim to design and manufacture high quality CPU coolers (and power supplies in their case) with performance and low noise levels as their primary selling points and today we're taking a look at their latest Pure Rock model."

    NikkTech

  • The SSD Review

    "In 2013 we were able to get a hold of Samsung's first go at an OEM M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 SSD, the XP941. Once word got out about this SSD's speeds many storage enthusiasts thirsted for it. Samsung was not prepared for the consumer market to get so hyped up over it and they stopped distribution to 3rd party resellers as demand was exceeding supply. After a few long months it was finally available again and if you were big on fast storage, this small gum stick SSD was the one for you. Now, fast forward to 2015. A few weeks ago we took a look at a very fast consumer M.2 SSD, the Kingston HyperX Predator. It offers consumers great speeds as well as endurance, surpassing that of the XP941. Not only that, but it is easily bootable in almost any system. Now, it claims the title of the fastest consumer M.2 PCIe SSD out, however, it isn't the fastest M.2 option to the storage enthusiast. Today we are going to take a look at Samsung's SM951, an OEM M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD that offers speeds of up to 2.2GB/s read and 1.5GB/s write! These speeds are almost in line with what the much larger HHHL Intel 750 can do and yet it does this in a M.2 2280 form factor with only a few NAND packages!"

    The SSD Review

  • Think Computers

    "It is not often we see limited edition motherboards, maybe one or two a year maybe. So when ASUS said they were sending me a limited edition motherboard I was quite excited. The color white in the PC enthusiast scene has become extremely popular over the past couple of years. PC case manufacturers have really adopted it with a wide variety of all white cases, there are white power supplies, even a few all-white graphics cards, but a white motherboard is something very hard to come by. ASUS is changing all of that with their Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Limited Edition Motherboard. This motherboard is part of ASUS's TUF (The Ultimate Force) line of motherboards so it has the TUF Thermal Armor and TUF Fortifier. ASUS has changed the colors of these to arctic (white) camo to give the motherboard a truly unique look. On top of that they have actually built the motherboard on a completely white PCB. Not only is this truly unique it really makes the motherboard look amazing. Being an ASUS motherboard that is part of the TUF series it has quite a lot of features as well, let's take a look!"

    Think Computers

  • "be quiet! have earned a solid reputation over the years with the enthusiast audience. Their range of cases, CPU coolers and power supplies have consistently scored well on KitGuru – and today we look at one of their latest power supplies, the Dark Power Pro 11. This month they have 850W, 1000W and 1200W models launching, with lower wattage units hitting retail later. How good are these high end designs?"

    Kitguru

  • "Radical design elements are great when budget is not an issue but most builds focus on practical design decisions. The 707 Gaming Edition is more than a gaming case it's a full sized tower designed with the enthusiast in mind. Does it hit the mark? Let’s take a closer look."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "Synology has amazed us again with one of their latest NAS server releases, the DS415+, which is built around the Intel Rangeley platform which incorporates the Atom C2538 SoC (4C/4T Silvermont Cores @ 2.4GHz) which is paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM."

    Madshrimps

  • "Ready to build a new PC? The latest edition of our System Guide features our picks for everything you'll need to put together a shiny new system."

    The Tech Report

  • NVIDIA GRID

    Today NVIDIA has announced the world’s first cloud gaming service that streams games up to 1080p60 (1920 x 1080 resolution at 60 frames per second). GRID is now streaming at the same resolution as Blu-ray movies at a silky smooth 60 frames per second.

  • SP/ Silicon Power

    SP/ Silicon Power announces that they will be attending the 2015 Embedded Systems Expo (ESEC) at Tokyo Big Sight ( Tokyo International Exhibition Center ) from May 13th to 15th, 2015. "At the exhibition, SP will be showcasing its extensive lineups of embedded storage solutions and delivering professional consulting services at the booth- West 9-60."See More

  • Patriot

    Patriot has won the 2015 COMPUTEX Design & Innovation award (COMPUTEX d&i award) in the Peripherals and Accessories category for its robust Fuel iON magnetic charging ecosystem for the iPhone 6. “Patriot is honored to receive this recognition for innovation in technology for its Fuel iON ecosystem for the iPhone 6. We feel the Fuel iON will change the way people charge and use their smartphones, offering convenient charging and protection in daily use,”said Taron Chang, Patriot’s General Manager of APAC Headquarters. “We are excited to showcase our products at Computex 2015 and continue to develop new and innovative accessories for technology enthusiasts.”See More

  • Patriot Wins Prestigious 2015 COMPUTEX Design & Innovation Award

    Patriot Wins Prestigious 2015 COMPUTEX Design & Innovation Award

    Patriot’s Fuel iON for the iPhone® 6 has been recognized for its innovative and excellent design quality

    FREMONT, CALIF., USA – June 2, 2015 – Patriot, a leading manufacturer of mobile accessories, computer memory, USB flash and SSDs, has won the 2015 COMPUTEX Design & Innovation award (COMPUTEX d&i award) in the Peripherals and Accessories category for its robust Fuel iON magnetic charging ecosystem for the iPhone 6.

  • ADATA

    ADATA® Technology will be showing new technologies covering eSports and Gaming, Mobile and Cloud/IoT applications June 2–6 at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015 in Taiwan’s Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall 1F, booth #J0806. "In keeping with its “Aspire, Empower, Transform” theme, ADATA invites you to see the hottest new technologies including ADATA’s XPG high performance gaming products, Solid State Drive solutions, Type-C mobile accessories, ruggedized products and the latest creations made just for Mac and iPhones."See More

  • ADATA to Parade New Products for Gaming, Mobile and Cloud/IoT at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015
    “Aspire, Empower, Transform” with the Latest Technologies!

    ADATA to Parade New Products for Gaming, Mobile and Cloud/IoT at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 12th , 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, will be showing new technologies covering eSports and Gaming, Mobile and Cloud/IoT applications June 2–6 at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015 in Taiwan’s Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall 1F, booth #J0806. In keeping with its “Aspire, Empower, Transform” theme, ADATA invites you to see the hottest new technologies including ADATA’s XPG high performance gaming products, Solid State Drive solutions, Type-C mobile accessories, ruggedized products and the latest creations made just for Mac and iPhones.

  • SP/ Silicon Power to Showcase the Latest Advanced Industrial Solutions at ESEC 2015 in Japan

    SP/ Silicon Power to Showcase the Latest Advanced Industrial Solutions at ESEC 2015 in Japan

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 12th, 2015 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of industrial solutions and memory storage products, today announces that it will be attending the 2015 Embedded Systems Expo (ESEC) at Tokyo Big Sight ( Tokyo International Exhibition Center ) from May 13th to 15th, 2015. At the exhibition, SP will be showcasing its extensive lineups of embedded storage solutions and delivering professional consulting services at the booth- West 9-60. As the pioneer of memory storage solutions industry for over ten years, SP has shown strong revenue growth, high brand awareness and large market share in areas such as Japan, Russia and Europe. With years of cultivation in technology improvement and localized management, SP has now endeavored to expand its territory in industrial solutions market and promises to offer in-time customized services and in-depth technical support.

  • Tesoro

    "Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, will be showcasing their latest PC gaming peripherals at COMPUTEX 2015, June 2nd – 5th, including a new lineup of gaming products. Attendees can view the whole line of new and upcoming gaming peripherals as well as check out their latest mechanical keyboards at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) 1F Meeting Room 106."See More

  • Tesoro to Showcase a New Direction for the Company at COMPUTEX 2015

    Tesoro to Showcase a New Direction for the Company at COMPUTEX 2015

    Launching New Line of Mice, Headsets, and PC Chassis

    12 May 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, will be showcasing their latest PC gaming peripherals at COMPUTEX 2015, June 2nd – 5th, including a new lineup of gaming products. Attendees can view the whole line of new and upcoming gaming peripherals as well as check out their latest mechanical keyboards at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) 1F Meeting Room 106.

  • be quiet!

    be quiet! presents the new Dark Power Pro 11 series in the 850 to 1200 watt range. The latest generation of this high-end PSU now consistently reaches an efficiency of the 80PLUS Platinum standard and delivers the highest performance for absolute best-in-class systems, with up to four graphics cards. "The Dark Power series was improved thanks to the proven and virtually inaudible SilentWings® 3 fans and technical optimizations."See More

  • be quiet! introduces Dark Power Pro 11 in 850 to 1200 watt range

    be quiet! introduces Dark Power Pro 11 in 850 to 1200 watt range
    Highest efficiency, top performance and near-silent operation

    Glinde, May 12th 2015 - be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years*, presents the new Dark Power Pro 11 series in the 850 to 1200 watt range. The latest generation of this high-end PSU now consistently reaches an efficiency of the 80PLUS Platinum standard and delivers the highest performance for absolute best-in-class systems, with up to four graphics cards. The Dark Power series was improved thanks to the proven and virtually inaudible SilentWings® 3 fans and technical optimizations. As a result, be quiet! offers once again, one of the most advanced power supplies with top technology.

  • QPAD

    Completing the 8K’s family of mice, the QPAD 8K Optical addresses the enormous demand for an optical mouse, currently the most popular among gamers today. "Like the QPAD 8K Laser, the optical version is an advanced, power-packed product with RGB LED offering 16.8 million color variations, an ergonomic five-finger grip as well as technology features to ensure accuracy, all contained in a sleekly designed box and carry bag."See More

  • Power-packed optical mouse completes QPAD 8K family

    QPAD 8K Optical mouse

    Stockholm, Sweden, May 11, 2015 -- Completing the 8K’s family of mice, the QPAD 8K Optical addresses the enormous demand for an optical mouse, currently the most popular among gamers today. Like the QPAD 8K Laser, the optical version is an advanced, power-packed product with RGB LED offering 16.8 million color variations, an ergonomic five-finger grip as well as technology features to ensure accuracy, all contained in a sleekly designed box and carry bag.

  • Cooltek

    Cooltek presents the GT-04 spacious mid-tower chassis to their “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, with a MSRP of 54.99 Euro, incl. 19% VAT. See More

  • Presenting the GT-04 Midi-Tower

    Cooltek Presents the GT-04 Midi-Tower Gaming Chassis
    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.

  • "The NCASE M1 is one of the best cases we ever reviewed. It aims to utilize every cubic inch of space within its belly, which makes it of extremely compact size. Able to swallow a 240 mm radiator and long GPU even so, the M1 is a near damn perfect implementation of a shoebox-sized gaming rig."

    techPowerUp

  • "If you thought that Intel was going to slow down on its iteration in the SFF (small form factor) system design, you were sadly mistaken. It was February when Intel first sent us a NUC based on Broadwell, an iterative upgrade over a couple of generations for this very small platform, 4" x 4", that showed proved to be interesting from a technology stand point but didn't shift expectations of the puck-sized PC business."

    PC Perspective

  • "In our second to last in-depth evaluation into Grand Theft Auto V on the PC we dive into each feature and find out how demanding each feature truly is. We look at FXAA, MSAA, Reflection MSAA, TXAA, as well as Tessellation, Grass, and Extended Distance Scaling performance."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "As popular as thin and light notebooks have become, there is a place in market for the hulking, desktop replacement machines targeted at power hungry users--like gamers. Sometimes you're willing to give up a little portability so you can bring a real powerhouse to the next LAN party. The Eurocom P5 Pro, which is the latest desktop replacement machine to come from the Canadian PC maker, has the kinds of components, features, and expandability that make these systems worth their bulk. But Eurocom also managed to slim the P5 Pro down compared to previous models, making it one of the slimmest, lightest desktop replacement mobile gaming machines we've reviewed."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Dell is not a name many people would associate with quality tablets. Rather, most would associate the company with mass-produced office PCs, or at best the expensive Alienware brand. However, Dell have recently expanded into other areas, with tablets being one of them. The Venue 8 7840 is certainly a premium product, costing £330. Is it a quality device, however? We take a look and see if it's worth buying."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "What's the very first thing you look for when out to get a brand new USB flash drive? Judging by what our friends and families choose as expected most people put price and capacity above everything else while others care about design, build quality (materials used) and performance. For casual consumers performance may not be the most crucial aspect/feature of a USB flash drive (understandable really) but for it is for professionals and enthusiasts so for the past 2 years or so we've seen numerous USB 3.0 compatible models offering impressive read/write numbers. Toshiba was amongst the first manufacturers to release a USB 3.0 compatible drive many years ago but they never really focused in performance, at least not as much as other manufacturers did. Things have now changed however and so today with us we have their latest high-end model the TransMemory-EX II 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive."

    NikkTech

  • AMD

    Have you ever been gaming when you notice a split in your screen? This annoying phenomenon is known as "stuttering" or "tearing." Behold the next breakthrough in PC gaming performance. The AMD FreeSync technology in select AMD APUs and GPUs resolves the communication issues between processor and monitor, eliminating image tears and choppiness for effortlessly smooth gameplay.

  • MSI

    MSI’s all new R9 270X GAMING 2G ITX is the latest addition to the MSI GAMING line-up and a perfect companion to the latest Intel® and AMD Mini-ITX motherboards. At just 17 centimeters the card is fully featured and surprisingly cool and silent given its size and performance. This is thanks to the MSI RADAX fan solution, a true Hybrid Radial/Axial fan that combines the best of both worlds and reduces temperatures up to 30%. "This is one of the consistent elements of MSI’s GAMING Graphics Cards which all give you more performance while reducing temperatures and noise."See More

  • MSI releases R9 270X GAMING 2G ITX

    MSI releases R9 270X GAMING 2G ITX

    MSI’s all new R9 270X GAMING 2G ITX is the latest addition to the MSI GAMING line-up and a perfect companion to the latest Intel® and AMD Mini-ITX motherboards. At just 17 centimeters the card is fully featured and surprisingly cool and silent given its size and performance. This is thanks to the MSI RADAX fan solution, a true Hybrid Radial/Axial fan that combines the best of both worlds and reduces temperatures up to 30%. This is one of the consistent elements of MSI’s GAMING Graphics Cards which all give you more performance while reducing temperatures and noise. The new MSI GAMING App allows you to instantly overclock your MSI GAMING Graphics Card and MSI GAMING Motherboards, while you can video capture and stream in high quality with XSplit Gamecaster and MSI Predator. Military Class 4 components provide excellent stability and lifetime and the RADAX fan keeps your card running at low noise and full speed all day. The MSI R9 270X GAMING 2G ITX, combined with a variety of MSI GAMING motherboards in Mini-ITX provide a unique, rich gaming experience optimized for today’s online and socialized gaming world while offering amazing thermal and acoustic performance in the mini-ITX form factor.

  • EKWB

    EK Water Blocks,proudly introduces the new updated (R2.0) line of EK-KIT L series value orientated, yet powerful liquid cooling kits. These new and improved kits are direct successors of world renown EK-KIT L series kits. In new revision EK Water Blocks has again prepared three differently sized models: EK-KIT L120 R2.0, L240 R2.0 and L360 2.0, the only difference between them being the size of the radiator and the number of accompanied fans. "The EK-KIT L series Revision 2.0 liquid cooling kits are designed for all users who seek simple, yet quality and efficient all-in-one solution, assembled from selected market proven components."See More

  • EK releases new L series kits (R2.0)

    EK releases new L series kits (R2.0)

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is excited to introduce the new updated (R2.0) line of EK-KIT L series value orientated, yet powerful liquid cooling kits.

  • BIOSTAR

    With AMD’s launch of the FM2+ “Godavari” class of APUs today, Biostar has been in preparation of a complete series of mainboards for the supporting chipsets such as the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A88W 3D, Hi-Fi A70U3P and Hi-Fi A68U3P. "To make upgrading even easier, these boards also have backwards support for previous generation FM2+ / FM2 APUs."See More

  • BIOSTAR Offers support on New AMD FM2+ “Godavari” APU

    BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A88W 3D FM= Supports FM2+

    (BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A88W 3D Ver. 5.3)

    May 11th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – With AMD’s launch of the FM2+ “Godavari” class of APUs today, Biostar has been in preparation of a complete series of mainboards for the supporting chipsets such as the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A88W 3D, Hi-Fi A70U3P and Hi-Fi A68U3P. To make upgrading even easier, these boards also have backwards support for previous generation FM2+ / FM2 APUs.

  • EK Water Blocks

    EK Water Blocks,world renown liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce motherboard water cooling solution, this time for GIGABYTE® X99 SOC Champion motherboard. "EK-FB KIT GA X99-SOC Champion is a complete water cooling solution for GIGABYTE® X99 series motherboards consisting of two separate water blocks."See More

  • EK releases FB water block kit for GIGABYTE X99 SOC Champion

    EK releases FB water block kit for GIGABYTE X99 SOC Champion.

    May 7, 2015 -- EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce motherboard water cooling solution, this time for GIGABYTE® X99 SOC Champion motherboard.

  • "be quiet! looks to take over the entry level cooler market with their new Pure Rock heatsink. Offering the exceptional build quality you know and love and a top-notch silent fan, it has the specifications and features you'd expect. Its relatively tame price just improves its value for those looking for good, quiet, and affordable cooling."

    techPowerUp

  • "SUPERMICRO is a vendor you really don't hear much about anymore, unless you are dealing with datacenter and server builds. However, they are looking to make a comeback into the enthusiast crowd with their Intel X99 chipset-based offering, the C7X99-OCE motherboard. The board features a blue and black aesthetic with stylish heat sinks covering all the important areas with support for all Intel LGA2011-3 based processors paired with DDR4 memory in up to a quad channel configuration. Offered at a $329.99 MSRP, the SUPERMICRO C7X99-OCE remains reasonably priced in comparison to Intel X99 offerings from other manufacturers."

    PC Perspective

  • "Aerocool has trodden a careful path with its new Aero-1000 ATX case. This steel chassis looks understated with its black and white mono colour scheme and it is clear that Aerocool has worked hard to appeal to enthusiasts while keeping the price low."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Snef's Gold Wings build. Here is what he had to say about it, "I named this one Gold Wings, the theme of this one is ancient Egypt. The color theme will be white and gold, I know, white, but this one will be special, with a special paint job from the paint magician Hanoverfist. I will not make hieroglyphs everywhere. I very excited to do this build, specially because working on a limited edition case."

    Think Computers

  • "Asus unveiled its latest addition to the Transformer series at CES in January, the Transformer Book Chi. Available in three sizes, the new Transformer Book Chi Series features a 2-in-1 detachable laptop design. Their flagship Transformer Book T300 Chi offers a 12.5-inch screen, an Intel Core M processor, and a fanless cooling solution. The more compact T100 Chi is a 10.1-inch model that promises all-day battery life. Prices for the Transformer Book Chi Series range from $399 to $899. Today, we’re going to take a hands-on look at the T300 Chi which is offered in two models starting at $699. We have the high-end T300CHI-FH011H model on hand for testing. This model is priced at $899 and features more RAM, a higher-resolution WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display, and a faster processor than the other 12.5" T300 Chi model."

    Hot Hardware

  • "NZXT have been known for some unique case designs which really stand out in a crowded marketplace. The H440 is one of their more recent models and has a few flashes of NZXT style. Not content with that they pushed things a little further and signed up Razer for some Special Edition goodness. Welcome to our NZXT H440 Review (Razer Special Edition)."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "Intel is set to be the catalyst for a long-awaited leap forward in storage technology with the new SSD 750 bringing NVMe storage to client PCs for the first time, and turning the high end SSD space upside-down. We are expecting blinding IOPs and we dig in to find out what it can mean to the hardware enthusiast."

    [H]ardOCP

  • AMD Gaming Evolved

    The latest version of the AMD Gaming Evolved client makes sharing your favorite gameplay moments easier than ever. Video recording now works for virtually any PC game, a new video recording mode automatically records full gameplay sessions, and built-in editing tools let you edit out highlight clips in seconds. "To celebrate, Raptr is partnering with AMD to offer graphics processing units (GPUs), memory, and solid-state hard drives to lucky winners who share their favorite moments on Plays.tv using the hashtag #vidoftheday."See More

  • New gameplay recording and editing features in AMD Gaming Evolved

    New gameplay recording and editing features in AMD Gaming Evolved

    New gameplay recording and editing features in AMD Gaming Evolved

    The latest version of the AMD Gaming Evolved client (to automatically update the client, hit restart) makes sharing your favorite gameplay moments easier than ever. Video recording now works for virtually any PC game, a new video recording mode automatically records full gameplay sessions, and built-in editing tools let you edit out highlight clips in seconds.

  • AMD

    AMD at their 2015 Financial Analyst Day is unveiling new AMD 7000 Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), AMD Radeon™ 300 and M300 Series Graphics, and AMD A-Series desktop APU updates, delivering a robust lineup of products in 2015 that reinforce AMD’s surround computing leadership.See More

  • AMD Unveils New 7000 Series APUs and New Radeon™ Graphics Products for OEM PCs

    AMD Unveils New 7000 Series APUs and New Radeon™ Graphics Products for OEM PCs

    Latest APU and GPU technologies are designed to enable tech enthusiasts, hard-core gamers and mainstream consumers alike

    New York, NY 5/6/2015 AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today at their 2015 Financial Analyst Day is unveiling new AMD 7000 Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), AMD Radeon™ 300 and M300 Series Graphics, and AMD A-Series desktop APU updates, delivering a robust lineup of products in 2015 that reinforce AMD’s surround computing leadership.

  • OtterBox

    Whether juggling a hectic schedule on the go, snapping photos of the new baby at home or capturing video of the family vacation, OtterBox makes the case for Mom. This Mother's Day, protect the precious memories on her smartphone with an OtterBox. "Mom's smartphone holds everything from vacation photos to the ever-changing work schedule. Whether she's Defender Series tough or Symmetry Series stylish, these OtterBox cases provide trusted protection to keep her multitasking on track and those memories safe."See More

  • OtterBox Makes the Case for Mom's Favorite Smartphone

    OtterBox Makes the Case for Mom's Favorite Smartphone.

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 7, 2015 -- Whether juggling a hectic schedule on the go, snapping photos of the new baby at home or capturing video of the family vacation, OtterBox makes the case for Mom. This Mother's Day, protect the precious memories on her smartphone with an OtterBox.

  • GIGBYTE

    GIGABYTE revealed the first unit of its new generation of power gaming laptops—the 15.6” P55K, featuring ravishing performance and sporty design as well as monstrous 3DMark 11 score above P7000. "P55K features a speedy NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 965M graphics processor. A total package of 2GB VRAM handles higher frame refresh rate with ease and is capable of rendering more detailed graphics when running resource-demanding titles."See More

  • New 15.6” GIGABYTE Gaming Laptop P55K Stages Brand Dynamic Design & Speedy GTX 965M Graphics

    New 15.6” GIGABYTE Gaming Laptop P55K

    Top-line performance is now ready to go futuristic yet subdue

    May 7, 2015, Taipei – GIGABYTE revealed the first unit of its new generation of power gaming laptops—the 15.6” P55K, featuring ravishing performance and sporty design as well as monstrous 3DMark 11 score above P7000. The muscular yet gorgeous outlook is absolutely stunning, infusing more punches into the thrilling beast. Its shiny orange stripes brim against the dark chassis, breathing dynamic notes into this powerhouse. A pair of sinking hinges adorns the futuristic vehicle design, adding aggressive touches to the surface. Powered by GTX 965M, the newly born P55K arms every gaming soul with the latest spells and forces for unchartered dimensions.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "This new take on the Z11 design features a new exterior design, mounts for water cooling and filtered intakes, along with the sleek, jet-inspired exterior design from the original Z11. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I will cover the Zalman Z11 Neo and discuss the changes Zalman has made from the Z11 Plus before delivering my final rating."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Think Computers

    "Scythe has been making CPU coolers for quite a long time and today we have another one of their CPU coolers to review. The Scythe Ashura's main goal is user-friendliness and a compact heatsink design while not sacrificing efficient cooling performance. The Ashura is designed as a single-tower cooler with six copper heatpipes and a 140 mm cooling fan. The cooler is compatible with all modern sockets on both the Intel and AMD side. Will this cooler be easy to install? And more importantly will it be able to compete with other tower coolers out there? Read on as we find out!"

    Think Computers

  • "It's a Jordan-less episode this week, but that doesn't mean it's not any good. We talked about the AMD Zen rumors, enjoyed special guest Rys talking about his excellent Semiconductors from idea to product, and we dug into ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU architecture, among other things."

    The Tech Report

  • "A few months ago Corsair began refreshing its liquid cooling product range and we have looked at two of the models so far. Each was impressive for its market segment and today we find out if Corsair can continue on this trend. Welcome to our Corsair H100i GTX Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Basemark

    Graphics industry veteran Tero Sarkkinen has founded Basemark Ltd, a company aiming to become the world leading provider of performance measurement tools and services for smartphone, tablet and other embedded industries. "Basemark announces that it has acquired the benchmark business unit from Rightware, a company that Mr. Sarkkinen himself founded 5 years ago. Mr. Sarkkinen continues as a shareholder and serving at the Board of Directors of Rightware."See More

  • Basemark Acquires Rightware’s Benchmark Unit

     Basemark Acquires Rightware’s Benchmark Unit

    Rightware founder Tero Sarkkinen in a management buy-out deal

    Espoo, Finland – May 7, 2015 – Graphics industry veteran Tero Sarkkinen has founded Basemark Ltd, a company aiming to become the world leading provider of performance measurement tools and services for smartphone, tablet and other embedded industries. Basemark announced today that it has acquired the benchmark business unit from Rightware, a company that Mr. Sarkkinen himself founded 5 years ago. Mr. Sarkkinen continues as a shareholder and serving at the Board of Directors of Rightware.

  • Intel

    Intel Corporation announces the Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families, delivering accelerated business insight through real-time analytics and enhanced performance and reliability for mission-critical computing. "Real-time business intelligence is a top priority for companies across the full spectrum of industries, from healthcare to retail to telecommunications, among others. The need to rapidly extract actionable insight from large volumes of data is driving demand for new technologies for in-memory computing and big data analytics."See More

  • Intel Xeon Processor E7 v3 Product Families Deliver Advanced Performance and Reliability for Real-Time Analytics and Mission-Critical Computing

    Intel Corporation today announced the Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 5, 2015 – Intel Corporation today announced the Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families, delivering accelerated business insight through real-time analytics and enhanced performance and reliability for mission-critical computing.

  • AMD

    AMD A10AMD's upcoming A-Series APU features a wealth of new power and performance enhancements, slashing power use while pushing CPU, graphics, and multimedia performance to the max. AMD's pioneering Virtual Reality technology will bring better content, comfort and compatibility to VR applications for the ultimate immersive experience. High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) is the latest innovation in AMD's long history of pioneering open standard technologies that push the boundaries of what is possible.See More

  • MSI Gaming

    MSI announces their latest Prestige Series gaming laptops powered by the latest Intel Core i7 Proccesor, incredible graphics performance with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M and GTX 960M, and how easy it is to future proof your mobile graphics card with current MSI Gaming laptop. Check this Out! MSI partners with Press Start to present the largest LAN party in Southern California from May 9-10 for a solid non-stop 36 hour gaming event. See More

  • AMD Technology Announcement 05062015

  • MSI News - Press Start May 2015

    MSI Latest Prestige notebooks have arrived.

  • Optoma

    Optoma announces the reintroduction of the NuForce Primo8 headphones, its flagship audiophile-quality in-ear headphones. "The Primo8 unites the coherence and seamlessness of one-driver earphones with the detail and transient speed of balanced armature drivers delivering an extraordinarily natural, lifelike sound. The Primo8 excels in its ability to reproduce vocals unlike any other in-ear headphone on the market, today."See More

  • Optoma Reintroduces NuForce Primo8 In-Ear Headphones with Breakthrough Quad Balanced Armature Speaker Design

    Optoma Reintroduces NuForce Primo8 In-Ear Headphones

    Primo8 in-ear headphones provide stellar bass, captivating mids and delicate highs to envelop the listener in musical textures almost real enough to touch

    Fremont, Calif. May 6, 2015 - Optoma, a leading international projector and audio brand, announces the reintroduction of the NuForce Primo8 headphones, its flagship audiophile-quality in-ear headphones. The Primo8 unites the coherence and seamlessness of one-driver earphones with the detail and transient speed of balanced armature drivers delivering an extraordinarily natural, lifelike sound. The Primo8 excels in its ability to reproduce vocals unlike any other in-ear headphone on the market, today.

  • Trident Case™

    Trident Case™, announces the availability of its new Cyclops™ case for the Microsoft Surface 3™ tablet, which is designed to protect the device from drops, spills, dirt and moisture. “The smaller, more portable Surface 3 is perfect for the on-the-go lifestyle, and, because of that, it requires complete protection from most any accident,”said Trident Vice President of Marketing Vickie Achee. Trident’s Microsoft Surface cases are available immediately in black and white at www.tridentcase.com with a MSRP of $79.99.See More

  • Trident Case™

     

    New Ultra-Protective and Stylish Cyclops™ Case for Microsoft Surface 3™ Tablet Now Available from Trident Case™

    yclops™ Case for Microsoft Surface 3™ Tablet Now Available from Trident Case™

    ONTARIO, California, United States of America — May 6, 2015 — Trident Case™, a leading manufacturer of stylishly designed but rugged mobile phone and tablet cases, today announced the availability of its new Cyclops™ case for the Microsoft Surface 3™ tablet, which is designed to protect the device from drops, spills, dirt and moisture.

  • "Extremely compact, able to use 240 mm radiators and a 5.25" drive at the same time, all while holding five hard drives, a mATX board, and that high-end GPU: does it sound too good to be true? Well, the Raidmax Hyperion offers all that and can be had in four different colors and at an attractive price to boot."

    techPowerUp

  • "Corsair was Phison's launch partner, but as that was a while ago, we now have two additional SSD models launching with the S10 at their core."

    PC Perspective

  • NikkTech

    "If everyone here had to choose one specific type of product where we've seen the biggest changes/advancements over the past 3-4 years or so the most popular answer would definitely be network attached storage devices (NAS) since from very basic single-core SoC CPUs and 256/512MB of RAM in just three years we've moved to Dual and Quad core Intel Celeron and i3 CPUs with up to 8GB of RAM pre-installed. Granted such hardware specifications may sound as a bit over the top to some people and if NAS devices were only aimed for home use I'd tend to agree with them but what many fail to realize is that the largest percentage of NAS sales belongs to small businesses and enterprises so both performance and reliability are of the utmost importance to those users. Now as many of you know the most "popular" NAS models in the market can accommodate both 3.5" and 2.5" drives but for people who want something even smaller manufacturers also make models that can only be outfitted with 2.5" drives and the latest TurboNAS TS-453S Pro by QNAP is one such model."

    NikkTech

  • "The Noctua NH-L9x65 is a low profile cooler designed to meet the needs for aftermarket cooling in SFF systems and entertainment PCs. At 65mm tall and only 95mm wide this cooler offers 100% compatibility on ITX motherboards and will fit in a half height chassis."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "Nvidia's GTX980 has been one of their greatest success stories in the last decade. While we have reviewed almost every partner board available, today we look at something very special, the new KFA2 GeForce GTX980 8Pack Edition. Overclockers UK resident overclocking world champion Ian 8Pack Parry has been working with the company to produce one of the world's fastest air cooled cards. This solution is not only shipped at very high overclocked speeds, but it has been the recipient of uprated Capacitors and VRM components."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "Bluetooth speakers are all but common now. We have reviewed quite a few of these speakers over the past few months. Most of these speakers have been smaller, made for portability and can really only fill a small room with sound. Enter the Fluance Fi30, a larger Bluetooth speaker that boasts impressive sound and is made to be stationary as it plugs into the wall does not rely on a rechargeable battery. This is the Bluetooth speaker you are going to want to get if you want something that has much more impressive sound than the smaller units and don't need something that is portable. Did I mention the Fi30 is quite sexy as well? Read on as we take a look."

    Think Computers

  • "The WD My Cloud EX2100 is a new prosumer-oriented NAS system from WD that continues the company's adventures in the realm of "personal cloud" storage. Over the years WD has expanded its My Cloud offerings from simple one-drive units like the original My Cloud to the updated two-drive EX2 unit that straddled the line between professional NAS drive and home user box. The all-new EX2100 model we are looking at here is an upgrade from the EX2 in that it sits at the very top of its home user product stack, along with the four-drive version named the EX4100. It is an upgrade from the EX2 in that it offers improved performance, a few more features such as dual Ethernet and a quick-copy USB 3.0 button, and a more business-oriented design."

    Hot Hardware

  • "It is not every day that a company has the moxie to come out and say that it makes "the best" of anything, but that is exactly what Corsair is saying about its AX1500i computer power supply; "The best enthusiast power supply you can own." Of course that begs one question, "Is it, or isn't it the best enthusiast PSU you can own?" We answer that."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Arctic

    For those that are looking to build a quiet PC on budget with the AMD AM1 platform, now have an alternative cooling solution as Arctic announces the Alpine M1 & Alpine M1-Passive were specifically designed for the AMD AM1 platform and are the ideal alternative to the noisy stock cooler.The whisper quiet Alpine M1 is available now at Amazon and Arctic for $9.99, while the Alpine M1-Passive is available for a price of $10.49.See More

  • Quiet Power - ARCTICs new AM1 CPU Coolers replace the noisy Stock Cooler

    ARCTICs new AM1 CPU Coolers replace the noisy Stock Cooler

    The Alpine M1 & Alpine M1-Passive replace the noisy stock cooler

    Building a quiet PC system with a low budget? Yes it is possible! The Alpine M1 & Alpine M1-Passive were specifically designed for the AMD AM1 platform and are the ideal alternative to the noisy stock cooler.

  • COUGAR

    COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming hardware market, is proud to announce today that the new COUGAR QBX Mini-ITX Gaming case is one of the award winners of COMPUTEX d&i awards 2015, organized by iF. "The award has been granted in recognition of QBX's innovative design."See More

  • COUGAR QBX Gaming Case Receives Prestigious Award, Settles Console vs PC Debate

    The COUGAR QBX mini-ITX Gaming case has won the COMPUTEX d&i award, organized by iF.

    6th May, 2015 Taipei, Taiwan - COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming hardware market, is proud to announce today that the new COUGAR QBX Mini-ITX Gaming case is one of the award winners of COMPUTEX d&i awards 2015, organized by iF. The award has been granted in recognition of QBX's innovative design.

  • MSI GAMING

    MSI, world leading in motherboard design, debuts the world's first USB 3.1 featured AMD GAMING motherboard, the 990FXA GAMING. "Delivering blazing fast USB performance, up to 2 times faster than USB 3.0, the new 990FXA GAMING motherboard offers two USB 3.1 ports, which are fully backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices. Inheriting the outstanding DNA of MSI's award winning GAMING family, the new MSI AM3+ 990FXA GAMING motherboard features Killer LAN for the best online GAMING experience, Audio Boost 2 powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 for astonishing sound quality that gives you the upper hand on the battlefield, USB Audio Power and a completely new hardware and software design for enhanced gaming performance."See More

  • MSI unleashes 990FXA GAMING, world's first AMD USB 3.1 GAMING motherboard

    MSI unleashes 990FXA GAMING, world's first AMD USB 3.1 GAMING motherboard.

    The 990FXA GAMING motherboard is ready for battle

    MSI, world leading in motherboard design, debuts the world's first USB 3.1 featured AMD GAMING motherboard, the 990FXA GAMING. Delivering blazing fast USB performance, up to 2 times faster than USB 3.0, the new 990FXA GAMING motherboard offers two USB 3.1 ports, which are fully backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices. Inheriting the outstanding DNA of MSI's award winning GAMING family, the new MSI AM3+ 990FXA GAMING motherboard features Killer LAN for the best online GAMING experience, Audio Boost 2 powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 for astonishing sound quality that gives you the upper hand on the battlefield, USB Audio Power and a completely new hardware and software design for enhanced gaming performance. Get ready for high-end AMD GAMING with MSI.

  • EVGA

    Yep! For many of us, getting a new graphics card is often met with the anticipation of getting one's Game On! And what could be better than having a some games to play, after the purchase of that new video card, especially if its an EVGA GeForce® GTX ™ 980 or GTX™ 970!" For a limited time, buy a qualifying EVGA GeForce® GTX™ 980 or GTX™ 970 graphics card from EVGA.com or a participating etailer, and get The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt and Batman™: Arkham Knight FREE!"See More

  • Buy EVGA GeForce GTX 980 or GTX 970,

    Get The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt and Batman™: Arkham Knight FREE!

    Buy EVGA GeForce GTX 980 or 970 - Get The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight FREE!

    May 5th, 2015 – For a limited time, buy a qualifying EVGA GeForce® GTX™ 980 or GTX™ 970 graphics card from EVGA.com or a participating etailer, and get The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt and Batman™: Arkham Knight FREE!

  • ARCHOS

    ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android devices, announces the availability of ARCHOS Fusion Storage, a revolutionary software that seamlessly combines the memory of any micro SD with the internal storage on a smartphone or tablet. "Unveiled during MWC 2015, ARCHOS Fusion Storage is now immediately available via "Over-the-Air" (OTA) updates for ARCHOS device users."See More

  • ORIGIN PC

    ORIGIN PC unleashes their "Jump into the Fast Lane" promotion with a variety of deals, garnered to gain any enthusiasts or PC Gamers attention! With deals such as: a FREE Samsung 120GB 850 EVO SSD,FREE US Ground Shipping, FREE Witcher 3 and Batman Arkham Knight.See More

  • ARCHOS Fusion Storage Now Available

    Fusion Storage significantly increases data storage space in a mobile device by fusing internal and external memory

    ARCHOS Fusion Storage

     

     Paris May 5, 2015 ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android devices, announces the availability of ARCHOS Fusion Storage, a revolutionary software that seamlessly combines the memory of any micro SD with the internal storage on a smartphone or tablet. Unveiled during MWC 2015, ARCHOS Fusion Storage is now immediately available via "Over-the-Air" (OTA) updates for ARCHOS device users.

  • Jump Into The Fast Lane With ORIGIN PC

    Jump Into The Fast Lane With ORIGIN PC

     Purchase select ORIGIN PC Systems Today To Receive

    • FREE Samsung 120GB 850 EVO SSD*
    • FREE US Ground Shipping*
    • FREE Witcher 3 and Batman Arkham Knight*
  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Summer is approaching us, and with temperatures expecting to get hot it means that Benchmark Reviews is evaluating what CPU cooler manufacturers are bringing forward in 2015. In this article, the spotlight will be on the newest SilverStone Cooler, the Tundra TD03-E, the successor of the TD03, and the smaller brother of the TD02-E. As expected from any SilverStone product, expectations are quite high, even if this is merely the first update to SilverStone's Tundra series, which made it's debut back in 2013."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Since its introduction a few years ago we have seen a number of advances in powerline networking, each bringing new levels of speed and stability to the platform. Recently one of the market leaders launched their next generation kit noting speeds up to 1200 Mbps, today we take a look at that hardware in our TP-LINK AV1200 Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Think Computers

    "We’ve looked at a large portion of AIO coolers from the Fremont, California based hardware manufacturer Corsair. This includes our most recent review the H110i GT which set the bar high as the best performing AIO cooler that we have tested here at ThinkComputers. Of course that isn't the limit of Corsair's capabilities as they offer a full line of coolers for all different needs. Today we'll once again take a look a large AIO cooler, the 240mm rad equipped H100i GTX. Follow along as we find out if this cooler can go punch for punch with it's highly successful bigger brother."

    Think Computers

  • "In our review of Noctua’s latest flagship, the NH-D15, we proclaimed it the king of air coolers, for its massive cooling performance and silent operation. However, while the NH-D15 is the definitive solution where space is not a concern, it is definitely not the end all be all, especially for those looking for a cooler for their small form-factor systems. Mini-ITX users fear not, as Noctua also has a solution such situations as well. The company’s NH-L9x65 promises an ultra compact design, as well as Noctua's signature silent operation, but can it keep even the most demanding overclocks cool? Let's find out!"

    TechnologyX

  • "What took center stage at famed case manufacturer NZXT’s suite at CES 2015 was not a chassis or even enclosure related but a small device barely larger than a 120mm fan. This device, dubbed the DOKO was unlike anything NZXT has offered before, aiming to deliver the convenience of your main PC not just to the living room but anywhere at home by streaming it over the home network."

    Modders-Inc

  • NVIDIA GAMEWORKS

    "In nature, the closer a shadow is to the object casting the shadow, the more detailed it is. Conversely, the further the shadow is from the object casting the shadow, the more diffuse, or softer, it is." NVIDIA Percentage-Closer Soft Shadows (PCSS) can add nuance and realism to virtual worlds. and mimic this.

  • KTC Group

    "As it is known to all, large-screen LCD TVs boast many advantages: the huge display area can provide stunning visual experience no matter if you are watching a program, appreciating a film or playing a game." KTC, as a professional manufacturer of LCD TVs, has been renowned for its supreme cost-performance products. KTC launches the L81F selected TV series, as an ideal choice for consumers with a limited budget. See More

  • KTC launches L81F TV Series featuring Supreme Cost-Performance

    KTC launches L81F TV Series featuring Supreme Cost-Performance

    5th May, 2015, Shenzhen, China, KTC - As it is known to all, large-screen LCD TVs boast many advantages: the huge display area can provide stunning visual experience no matter if you are watching a program, appreciating a film or playing a game. However, given the fact that most large-screen TVs are expensive, the vast majority of consumers prefer small-size TVs since they are more affordable while meeting consumers’ need of good visual experience.

  • Giada

    Giada, a brand of Shenzhen Jiehe Technology Development, Co., Ltd, announces the ultra compact i200 Mini-PC. Designed for thin client, digital signage, enterprise and industrial applications, the i200, with dimensions of 5.12” x 5.06” x 1.02”, offers PC-level performance and full featured connectivity at low power consumption levels. "With its ability to run 24/7, the i200 is ideal for many applications in the thin client, enterprise and industrial fields. The full metal casing provides excellent heat dissipation while in operation as well as robust protection from harsh working environments."See More

  • Giada Launches Compact i200 Mini-PC for Thin Client, Enterprise and Industrial Applications

    Giada Launches Compact i200 Mini-PC for Thin Client, Enterprise and Industrial Applications
    Providing 24/7 Operation and Protection from Unscheduled Power-Offs

    May 5, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Giada, a brand of Shenzhen Jiehe Technology Development, Co., Ltd, today announces the ultra compact i200 Mini-PC. Designed for thin client, digital signage, enterprise and industrial applications, the i200, with dimensions of 5.12” x 5.06” x 1.02”, offers PC-level performance and full featured connectivity at low power consumption levels.

  • Mushkin

    Mushkin Enhanced MFG,announces its expansion of its popular REACTOR series SSD, on May 11th, 2015 enthusiast will now be able to purchase the REACTOR Series in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities, perfect for professionals and tech enthusiasts who want the best possible computing experience. ”To celebrate the expansion of our very popular REACTOR SSD starting May 1, 2015, gaming fans can enter our Ghost Recon Phantoms Sweepstakes for a chance to win up a custom built Mushkin Extreme Gaming PC and much more."Said Nicolas Villalobos, Director of Global Marketing at Mushkin Inc. See More

  • Mushkin Announces REACTOR Series Expansion with UBISOFT's Ghost Recon Phantoms.

    Mushkin Announces REACTOR Series Expansion with UBISOFT'sGhost Recon Phantoms.

    Austin, TX -- May 04, 2015 -- Mushkin Enhanced MFG, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance and mission critical computer products, announced today its expansion of its popular REACTOR series SSD, on May 11th, 2015 enthusiast will now be able to purchase the REACTOR Series in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities, perfect for professionals and tech enthusiasts who want the best possible computing experience.

  • NVIDIA GAMEWORKS

    "The Square Enix stunner was not the only DX 12 demo to show up at BUILD 2015 on NVIDIA hardware." A day after NVIDIA helped stun the crowd at Microsoft’s BUILD conference, we’re behind a second jaw-dropping DirectX 12 demo that’s grabbing headlines. King of Wushu, earmarked to be the first DX12 title in China, is also the first CryEngine-based game to take advantage of the next-generation graphics API.

  • MSI

    MSI, world leading in motherboard design, is pleased to announce the launch of 8 new AMD FM2+/FM2 socket based motherboards supporting the latest AMD Godavari APU. These new models are available in ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ATX form factors and are backwards compatible with FM2 processors (Kaveri, Richland, Trinity, 6000 and 5000 series). "MSI has packed these models with a rich blend of features and technologies, such as onboard LAN, PCI Express 3.0 x16, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0 and multiple display support, offering the most stable and most cost-effective solution available."See More

  • MSI® launches 8 new mighty AMD Godavari ready FM2+ motherboards

    MSI A88X-G41 PC Mate V2

    MSI, world leading in motherboard design, is pleased to announce the launch of 8 new AMD FM2+/FM2 socket based motherboards supporting the latest AMD Godavari APU. These new models are available in ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ATX form factors and are backwards compatible with FM2 processors (Kaveri, Richland, Trinity, 6000 and 5000 series). MSI has packed these models with a rich blend of features and technologies, such as onboard LAN, PCI Express 3.0 x16, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0 and multiple display support, offering the most stable and most cost-effective solution available.

  • "Super Flower meant to rock the boat and has without a doubt done so with the Leadex Platinum 2 kW that is only compatible with 230 VAC mains since a normal 115 VAC socket cannot deliver the amperes the unit requires at full load."

    techPowerUp

  • Think Computers

    "The Z11 NEO is what the Greek word "NEO" suggest. It’s "a new or revived form of" the earlier generations of the Zalman Z11 series of case that have been very popular for quite some time. While the Z11 has been around for a while the Z11 is a much better improved updated and redesigned NEO looks better and gives more with a price that in earlier days would have cost a builder three times what this case costs now. What really sets off the Zalman Z11 series is the puff out serviceable gills on the sides that make it look like a stealth fighter bomber or a high dollar Lambo theme case. The case has a cockpit like window on the side that makes it even more appealing in a man vs. machine sort of way. The Z11 NEO in big letters on the side harkens some back to the days of the older Zalman LQ-1000 Z machine series that made it look serious on anyone's work space. The branding lets onlookers know that your computer is something different than the average everyday work a day business machine. Having the Z11 NEO is an Artistic statement as much as a very well built case, so let’s take a look at what the NEO brings out in the new and revived version of the Zalman Z11."

    Think Computers

  • "The TB050PA is another portable charger from Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST). It is essentially a lower capacity version of the TB100PA, with a smaller 5,000 mAh capacity. This means it is also cheaper at £24.99 but is it worth buying ahead of its bigger brother?"

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "You may not have thought it possible (we did but we didn't expect it to happen for quite some time) but solid state drives (SSDs) are actually gaining ground on regular mechanical hard disk drives so most manufacturers now offer 960GB models at rather affordable prices. The good news however is that there are even 1.6/2/3.2/4TB models currently available (there's even been talk for 6/8TB models) and although their prices are set very high since these are not aimed at regular consumers but rather large enterprises (some 4TB models cost around $30k) this means that eventually such capacities will reach all of us. Today in yet another worldwide first we will be taking a very thorough look at the latest SSDNow KC310 SSD which offers 960GB of space and is the only model in that particular line (at least currently)."

    NikkTech

  • "Based on the older MT6582 quad-core SoC from MediaTek, the VK2015 low-cost smartphone is snappy enough for being used with the latest social applications like Facebook, Skype but also for playing simple games as Angry Birds. The chassis has rounded edges and a rubberized plastic back cover, it is easy to hold and be used with a single hand because of the smaller footprint and does not creak when pressed in certain areas. Thanks to the dual-SIM feature, we are offered more flexibility if we use two different service providers."

    Madshrimps

  • ADATA

    ADATA invites you to check out their latest products, such as solid state drives,DRAM memory modules,USB flash drives,external hard drives,flash cards,LED lighting,mobile accessorizes and more! at the ADATA display, showcased at Computex 2015, from June 2 -6, in Taipei, Taiwan, Nangang Hall 1F at Booth #J0606.See More

  • You are invited to ADATA booth J0806 at Computex 2015!

     

     

     

  • "The Cortex-A72 is ARM's next big CPU core, successor to the Cortex-A57 that currently dominates among premium Android smartphones. Here's a look at the CPU that could drive the next crop of new phones--and how this core might play in servers, too."

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

    "Up and until a few years ago most CPU cooler manufacturers didn't pay much attention to all the consumers around the world who asked for new heatsink designs that wouldn't interfere with tall memory modules and mainboard components. Now i don't really blame the people who designed those CPU coolers since back then size was what would sell to gamers and overclockers alike and if you happen to recall the huge V10 by CoolerMaster (or even the V8) then you know what i mean. Well the arrival of the AIO liquid CPU coolers changed all that since they offered zero clearance issues without asking nearly as much as custom water cooling kits. This "forced" manufacturers to take a new approach towards CPU coolers so in the past 2 years we've seen many models claim to offer zero clearance issues with your memory modules and mainboard components (and most actually deliver what they promise). The TRUE Spirit 140 BW Rev.A is the latest CPU cooler by Thermalright to feature a "slim" heatsink to allow use of even the tallest memory modules and today we're taking it for a ride."

    NikkTech

  • "Thecus have an impressive NAS product range with models to suit many consumer requirements. Today we take a look at a feature packed budget conscious 4-bay model in our Thecus N4310 Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have TechPuppet's “Riddler” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "I have a H440 Special Edition Green Case and I'm going with the "Riddler" theme from Batman. Decking it out with Green and Purple, this build will have a beautiful airbrushed mural on the case to go with the added touches of vinyl to make the build really pop. It will have the Riddler standing over Gotham city wrapping around the case."

    Think Computers

  • ICY DOCK

    ICY DOCK is well known for those one of a kind data storage products and solutions that fill the bill in a variety of situations. The savvy can easily save a few bucks or bills on some of their favorites, like the ICY DOCK Blizzard, ICY Bento, EZ-Dock,ICY Cube, and ICYRAID, docking stations, along with a selection of other fine data storage products, and accessories, as ICY DOCK announces the May 2015 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (05/01/2015 to 05/31/2015). See More

  • ICY DOCK May 2015 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (05/01/2015 to 05/31/2015)

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  • Habey

    HABEY USA, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer products, announces MITX-6770, the latest embedded board powered by the Intel® J1900 Quad Core 2.42 GHz Celeron Processor. "This thin Mini-ITX board is designed to meet the increasing demand for variety of network connectivity, higher network performance, flexible storage options and improved security of the Internet of things (IoT). The board has dual Intel® Gigabit Ethernet ports build-in with Power over Ethernet (PoE) option, on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security feature and support of two mSATA slots for storage redundancy."See More

  • Swiss Army Knife of Mini-ITX: Embedded Board with Intel Bay Trail, POE and TPM Support

    Habey Swiss Army Knife of Mini-ITX the MITX-6770.

    LOS ANGELES, California – HABEY USA, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer products, today announces MITX-6770, the latest embedded board powered by the Intel® J1900 Quad Core 2.42 GHz Celeron Processor. This thin Mini-ITX board is designed to meet the increasing demand for variety of network connectivity, higher network performance, flexible storage options and improved security of the Internet of things (IoT). The board has dual Intel® Gigabit Ethernet ports build-in with Power over Ethernet (PoE) option, on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security feature and support of two mSATA slots for storage redundancy.

  • Autonomous

    Autonomous, a New York City startup, is launching a complete redesign of the everyday office desk. The Autonomous Desk – combines artificial intelligence and ergonomic furniture design into a new piece of furniture that may change the way we work forever. "The Autonomous Desk is not just a beautiful piece of modern furniture, it’s artificial intelligence. It senses your presence and automatically moves to your preferred heights. It learns about you and your working habits, and adjusts its algorithm to you. Throughout the day, it proactively asks you if you want to stand up or sit down."See More

  • Reimagine The Office Desk

    The Autonomous Desk

    New York, NY – May 1, 2015 – Autonomous, a New York City startup, is launching a complete redesign of the everyday office desk. The product – The Autonomous Desk – combines artificial intelligence and ergonomic furniture design into a new piece of furniture that may change the way we work forever.

  • NVIDIA

    During the keynote address at Microsoft BUILD 2015, Square Enix (the team that brings us the Final Fantasy series of video games) stunned audiences with a research project they call WITCH CHAPTER 0 [cry]. The research project has achieved some of the world’s highest-level quality of real-time CG.

  • SQUARE ENIX Unveils Real-Time CG Tech Demo Using DirectX 12
    at Microsoft Build

    – World’s Highest Quality Real-Time CG Created with Cutting-Edge Technology–

    SQUARE ENIX Unveils Real-Time CG Tech Demo Using DirectX 12 at Microsoft Build

    SAN FRANCISCO (April 30, 2015) – Square Enix, Inc. (Square Enix) today announced “WITCH CHAPTER 0 [cry],” a real-time tech demo that utilizes DirectX 12, a Windows10 based new generation API, at the Microsoft Build Developer Conference.

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE is proud to announce their entire line-up of Z97 and H97 motherboards now support the soon-to-launch 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. "GIGABYTE engineers have tested and validated all GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards including Z97 and H97 chipset-based motherboards to ensure optimal performance for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. Users wanting to take advantage of all the features of 5th Gen Intel® Core™ processors have to offer at launch, simply need to download the latest UEFI BIOS from the GIGABYTE website."See More

  • Razer

    Razer® announces the Razer Seirēn Pro, a digital microphone designed for streamers and YouTubers. "The Razer Seirēn Pro includes a high-pass filter to remove low-end ambient noises, such as hums, rumbles, traffic and wind, which streamers may face when creating content. This makes the Razer Seirēn Pro digital microphone ideal for the needs of live video broadcasters, YouTubers and even aspiring musicians that value clarity."See More

  • GIGABYTE Enables Support for Upcoming 5th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors

    GIGABYTE Enables Support for Upcoming 5th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
    Entire Range of GIGABYTE 9 Series Motherboards including Z97/H97 Now Compatible with Simple BIOS Update

    Taipei, Taiwan, April 30th, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce their entire line-up of Z97 and H97 motherboards now support the soon-to-launch 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.

  • RAZER LAUNCHES SEIRĒN PRO DIGITAL MICROPHONE WITH XLR RECORDING

    Razer Seirēn Pro, a digital microphone designed for streamers  and YouTubers.

    New Razer condenser mic includes XLR recording and a high-pass filter for versatile recording experiences

    April 30, 2015 --  CaRLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Seirēn Pro, a digital microphone designed for streamers and YouTubers.

  • Razer

    Razer announces its one-year Child’s Play/Razer Surround charity drive will conclude on June 30, 2014. The brand will introduce Razer Surround Pro for purchase thereafter."Razer Surround Pro will be available for 19.99 USD / 14.99 EUR, while the basic version will still be available for free. Any downloads before June 30 will automatically be upgraded to Razer Surround Pro."See More

  • RAZER CHARITY DRIVE CLOSING SOON; FREE SURROUND SOUND SOFTWARE OFFER GOOD FOR NEXT 30 DAYS

    Tens of thousands raised for kids; Razer Surround Pro audio engine free-of-charge through June, Razer Surround Pro version upgrade unveiled

    May 30, 2014 -- CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced its one-year Child’s Play/Razer Surround charity drive will conclude on June 30, 2014. The brand will introduce Razer Surround Pro for purchase thereafter.

  • Sapphire

    Let's be honest, PC enthusiasts and gamers are always on the look-out for the best performance, at a reasonable price. When it comes to graphic cards, most prefer to upgrade their graphics cards every year or so to meet the demands of today's latest gaming titles and game away with the settings of their choice. Not everyone has the means, though, or can justify the expense with some of today’s graphics cards, and often entry level cards can get overlooked. However, thanks to companies like Sapphire and the AMD Radeon R7 Series of graphic cards, one may find just the type of of GPU that can fill their needs without shredding the wallet.

  • Cooler Master

    Cooler Master announces plans to showcase a whole new look at Computex Taipei 2014 at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, M0320 from June 3rd - 7th. This year's Computex gives the public a glimpse into Cooler Master's vision of simple yet stylish PC design. The minimalistic booth design encapsulates the idea of PCs moving beyond components—as integral tools in our everyday lives. "Also in the invitation-only VIP meeting room will be the first ever display of our upcoming flagship case, power and liquid cooling."See More

  • Cooler Master Shows Off a Different Look at Computex Taipei 2014

    Cooler Master -See You at Computex 2014

    Taipei, Taiwan — 30/05/2014 —Cooler Master, a leading provider of desktop components, peripherals, and mobile accessories, today announced its presence at Computex Taipei 2014 at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, M0320 from June 3rd - 7th

  • NikkTech

    "If there's something that people value more than a good mouse that is a good keyboard and although in the past there weren't that many models to choose from and almost every single one of those used regular membrane technology keys. To date only 5 keyboards have had the pleasure of sitting on my desk for long periods of time since the early 90s' the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard (which i got in 1995), it's successor the Microsoft Natural Pro Ergonomic Keyboard (year 2000), the Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard (got it back in 2005 if i recall correctly), the Professional Model S by Das Keyboard (roughly two years ago) and finally the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E.7 Adjustable Keyboard (slightly just over a year ago). So as you can imagine i don't easily trust keyboards especially since i don't primarily use them for gaming and thus i only use the best for me but specially designed models like the 87 Francium Pro by Deck (a subsidiary of TG3 Electronics) which arrived on our doorstep a while back are certainly very good candidates."

    NikkTech

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Gamdias Demeter is one of their more entry level products for gaming. The Demeter features an array of options for macro creation, timers, built-in memory, adjustable DPI and poll rates, 6 smart keys, 10 million click life-cycle switches, and LED color choices to display. The Demeter's design is aimed at gamers who have needs that exceed your standard 3-button mouse designs. To use all of these features Gamdias has a program interface called Hera, that you can download from their website."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Thecus has recently released a SMB NAS server, the N7710-G. This unit is equipped with strong components that easily support the needs of a business environment. Among others, it supports RAID 50 and has a 10GbE Ethernet port through which very high network transfer speeds can be achieved, given you have the right network structure in place."

    techPowerUp

  • "The ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 motherboard is the newest member of thier TUF (The Ultimate Force) series. The board features the Intel Z97 chipset, but keeps the aesthetics and functionality you have come to expect from TUF series boards, and more specifically the Sabertooth line. That does not mean to say that ASUS did not improve the design of the Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 board. The Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 comes with a premium MSRP of $249.99 with features to justify its premium price point."

    PC Perspective

  • "Today Kaeyi takes a look at the Schenker Element 10.1" Windows tablet with keyboard dock and Intel Atom processor."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "The Extreme Pro is a USB 3.0 flash drive which arrives with a healthy 128GB of capacity and promises to deliver up to 260MB/s read and up to 240MB/s write performance. SanDisk has given this drive a stylish enclosure and a rather generous lifetime limited warranty. On the subsequent pages we'll be placing Extreme Pro within a number of trying scenarios to demonstrate and highlight the performance which can be experienced from this new drive."

    Vortez

  • "We've all heard the phrase "Go big or go home," but how about "Go wide or go home?" The latter is the message Lenovo is sending with its B750 All-in-One Desktop PC, which offers a spacious and brilliant 29-inch super-widescreen In-Plane Switching (IPS) display to play with. It has a Full HD 2560x1080 resolution, which works out to a 21:9 aspect ratio with copious horizontal screen estate to maneuver your documents and windows. It's also adept at watching movies, as the aspect ratio is very close to the true value of 64:27, allowing for little or no discernible black bars. Oddly enough, Lenovo opted against touch support, an increasingly rare decision in the Windows 8/8.1 era. Touch enthusiasts aside, there's a little bit of something in the B750 for just about everyone. If you're not watching movies on the 21:9 panel, you can get busy with that research paper you've been working on and have several different source materials open alongside your Word document. And if you need to take a break for gaming, there's a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M GPU inside that's ready to spring into action when duty calls."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "While we mostly know Enermax for their cases they have been making cooling solutions for some time now. The CPU cooler we are taking a look at today is quite interesting as it is all white. The heatsink is white, the fan is white and it even has white LEDs. This makes it perfect to match with other white components or even a white case. The CPU cooler I am talking about is the ETS-T40 White Cluster. It features a tower heatsink stack design with four 6mm copper heatpipes that make direct contact with the CPU and a 120 mm cooling fan. The ETS-T40 has TDP support of 200W+ and can fit pretty much any Intel and AMD socket out there. Read on as we take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • Ocaholic

    "Designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and performance, the CM Storm Sirus 5.1 gaming headsets are true 5.1. The Sirus provide true surround sound with 8 speakers (4 on each side) and the practicle and comfortable "Tactical Mixing Console", a sort of remote station to control all volumes. Let's find out together in this new review."

    Ocaholic

  • Bigbruin

    "The Genius Ergo 8800 Wireless Mouse is well built and incorporates all the features you would expect to find in your typical mouse. It has a fairly traditional design for universal (right-handed) comfort and it doesn't do anything extra that would require special software or setup time. Pretty much a plug and play device that is well suited for desktop use and perhaps some casual gaming."

    Bigbruin

  • "2014 is the year of Ultra HD 4K. Prices have been dropping steadily in recent months and today we look at the latest 4K panel from AOC, the U2868PQU. This WLED/ TN panel has onboard speakers, a 60hz refresh rate, 1ms GTG response and a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio. At £499.99 inc vat it is priced £100 less than the Asus PB287Q 4K UHD that we reviewed earlier this week. Is it worth the cash?"

    Kitguru

  • "4K monitors just grew up in a hurry. This new Asus display works as a single tile at 60Hz refresh rates, which is the right way to do things—and it's only $649. How good is it? We take a long, hard look and come away impressed."

    The Tech Report

  • SP / Silicon Power

    SP/ Silicon Power announces its latest USB 3.0 extra-rugged portable hard drive, the Armor A60. The Armor A60 promises complete data protection against all the hurts that would occur during daily operations. Meanwhile, Armor A60 has passed U.S. military-grade drop test and also acquired international approval of water-resistant ability. "To better satisfy users’ different mobile needs, SP Armor A60 USB 3.0 portable hard drive offers three capacity options of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB." The Armor A60 portable hard drive, will be available in several stylish colors, and are backed by a 3-year warranty.See More

  • SP/ Silicon Power Unveils the New Rugged USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive—Armor A60

    SP/ Silicon Power Unveils the New Rugged USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive—Armor A60

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 30th, 2014 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils its latest USB 3.0 extra-rugged portable hard drive—Armor A60. Applying the exclusive shockproof and water-resistant materials and the integrated 360 °-covering enclosure design, Armor A60 promises complete data protection against all the hurts that would occur during daily operations. Meanwhile, Armor A60 has passed U.S. military-grade drop test and also acquired international approval of water-resistant ability. In addition, Armor A60 features dashing designs with smooth finish and vivid colors, which appears to be the stylish storage for travelers, sports enthusiasts and businessmen on the go.

  • MSI

    MSI will be presenting it's new product showcase, featuring all new gaming laptops, AIO PCs, motherboards, graphics cards and servers at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014. COMPUTEX 2014 d&i award and Best Choice Award winner, MSI Z97 XPOWER AC motherboard will be displayed for the five show days at the COMPUTEX d&i awards pavilion. Another surprise for users, MSI is also giving its website a 2014 facelift to assure optimal quality for web user experience. See the rest in the MSI Press Release for COMPUTEX 2014 that follows.See More

  • Innodisk

    Innodisk is announcing a partnership with AIC for its new line of enterprise storage servers. AIC’s SB121-TO storage server is compatible with Innodisk's 2.5” 3MG2-P SATA SSDs for ultimate storage performance. With 50,000 IOPS 4K Random read/write, the 3MG2-P SATA SSD is part of Innodisk's new line of High IOPS performance oriented SATA SSDs for the enterprise market and will be showcased with the SBC121-TO at AIC's COMPUTEX booth, #L0432 in Nangang Exhibition Hall from June 3rd to June 7th, 2014.See More

  • Innodisk

    Innodisk Announces Enterprise Storage Partnership with AIC
    AIC's New SB121-TO Storage Server is Compatible with High IOPS Innodisk SSDs

    May 30, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Innodisk, a service-driven flash provider is announcing partnership with AIC for its new line of enterprise storage servers. AIC’s SB121-TO storage server is compatible with Innodisk's 2.5” 3MG2-P SATA SSDs for ultimate storage performance. With 50,000 IOPS 4K Random read/write, the 3MG2-P SATA SSD is part of Innodisk's new line of High IOPS performance oriented SATA SSDs for the enterprise market and will be showcased with the SBC121-TO at AIC's COMPUTEX booth, #L0432 in Nangang Exhibition Hall from June 3rd to June 7th, 2014.

  • MSI Gaming All-in-Ones

    MSI unveils their full line-up of the world’s first and most powerful gaming All-in-One computers, including the NVIDIA® GTX 880M powered 27” AG270with speakers & amplifier empowered by Yamaha, and the ultra-slim 24” AG240 and 22” AG220. "“MSI’s squadron of gaming AIOs takes gaming to the next level and outperforms any other unit on the market,” says Andy Tung, CEO of MSI Pan America. “The state of the art components shreds gaming benchmarks, delivers an immersive gaming experience and is hands down the most superb combination of style and performance." ”See More

  • Intel

    To accelerate innovation toward a future of autonomous vehicles, Intel Corporation announced today the availability of a family of hardware and software products called Intel® In-Vehicle Solutions,as well as additional investments and advanced technology research aimed at helping the car evolve to better inform, assist and eventually assume control.See More

  • Intel Puts Automotive Innovation into High Gear

    New Intel Products, Investments and Research for Connected Cars and Autonomous Driving

    NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

    • In-Vehicle Solutions offer automakers integrated platforms for quicker development of infotainment and safety features in the car.
    • Personal Vehicle Experience and Secure My Connected Car research projects offer automakers insight into the user experience and safety in the car.
    • $100 million Intel Connected Car Fund invests in ZMP, a developer of autonomous driving platforms.
    • Intel collaborates with new entrants in the automotive ecosystem and leading car makers to accelerate new car experiences.

     

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 29, 2014– To accelerate innovation toward a future of autonomous vehicles, Intel Corporation announced today the availability of a family of hardware and software products called Intel® In-Vehicle Solutions,as well as additional investments and advanced technology research aimed at helping the car evolve to better inform, assist and eventually assume control.

  • MSI Press

    MSI at High-Tech Fest COMPUTEX TAIPEI  
    Showcasing the Latest and Greatest in Tech

    May 30th, 2014  [Taipei, Taiwan] COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the annual tech extravaganza, will open its doors again from June 3rd to 7th 2014 at TWTC NANGANG Exhibition Hall in Taipei. Injecting new life into its product lineup, tech leader MSI will showcase a bunch of new laptops, AIO PCs, motherboards, graphics cards and servers at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014. COMPUTEX 2014 d&i award and Best Choice Award winner, MSI Z97 XPOWER AC motherboard will be displayed for the five show days at the COMPUTEX d&i awards pavilion. Another surprise for users, MSI is also giving its website a 2014 facelift to assure optimal quality for web user experience.   

  • MSI Unveils Complete Line-Up of Gaming All-in-One PC’s with Superb Graphics and Premium Audio

    Squadron of AIOs equipped with NVIDIA® GeForce® 800M Series GPUs and Yamaha speakers outperforms every competitor in the market

    MSI Unveils Complete Line-Up of Gaming All-in-One PC’s with Superb Graphics and Premium Audio

    City of Industry, Calif. – May 29, 2014 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading high-end manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils their full line-up of the world’s first and most powerful gaming All-in-One computers, including the NVIDIA® GTX 880M powered 27” AG270with speakers & amplifier empowered by Yamaha, and the ultra-slim 24” AG240 and 22” AG220.

  • "Early last week, Microsoft unveiled the third iteration of its Surface Pro tablet, the aptly named Surface Pro 3. Unlike previous revisions to the product, the new Surface Pro 3 can be considered a major overhaul. Not only does the new device feature more powerful internal components and offer a handful of new features, but its form factor is a complete departure from the previous version, thanks to its screen's 3:2 aspect ratio. The Surface Pro 3 does leverage many of the same industrial design queues as its older siblings, so there's no mistaking it for anything but a Microsoft Surface. However, the similarities end there."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Enermax is most well know to computer hardware enthusiasts for a long standing tradition of building some of the world's best computer power supplies. Enermax comes to us today with its first All-In-One CPU water cooler, AKA, an AIO cooler. This cooler looks very promising as it hits all the right check boxes with a quality build."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "With every contest there are winners and there are losers. However, when it comes to CPU cooler ANY of the coolers listed above will do a good job of keep the CPU cool and going for years to come."

    Modders-Inc

  • Ocaholic

    "With the ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi ac, ASUS have yet another interesting motherboard in it's portfolio, which is based on Intels latest Z97 chipset. We find for instance SATA Express as well as M.2 and there is even a beefed-up audio solution. Other than that ASUS have been working on the design once more and in our opinion these board appeal to a much wider audience than the previous generation."

    Ocaholic

  • "With growing adoption in laptops and portable devices, as well as desktop systems, 802.11ac WiFi continues to gain pace in the consumer market. With a theoretical transfer speed of well over a Gigabit per second, wirelessly, can the Linksys EA6900 802.11ac router prove that ultra high-speed WiFi connections are indeed becoming a reality?"

    Kitguru

  • "As of this article the new 9-Series chipsets have been slowly making their way into the market and despite the lack of the accompanying processor you can use them with existing processors and basically replace your existing 8-series motherboard."

    Hardware Asylum

  • EVGA

    One sure way to "accelerate your entire PC experience, is with a new EVGA GeForce GT 740 graphics card! Enjoy all your videos and pictures at HD resolutions, with 10X faster video editing, 13X faster photo editing, and 9X faster web browsing compared to integrated graphics. Plus, experience 4X faster gaming performance that makes all your gameplay richer and smoother." Several models are available in GDDR5 and DDR3 models, with a 128 bit interface - 1GB, 2GB and 4GB, as well as Single Slot and Dual Slot Models. See More

  • Introducing the EVGA GeForce GT 740

    EVGA GeForce GT 740

    May 29th, 2014 – Accelerate your entire PC experience with a new EVGA GeForce GT 740 graphics card. Enjoy all your videos and pictures at HD resolutions, with 10X faster video editing, 13X faster photo editing, and 9X faster web browsing compared to integrated graphics. Plus, experience 4X faster gaming performance that makes all your gameplay richer and smoother. You can even tap into GeForce Experience to automatically get the latest drivers and optimize game settings with a single click. The EVGA GeForce GT 740 is everything you love, a whole lot faster.

  • ZOTAC

    The visual aspects of everyday day computing plays such vital role in the overall experience on the PC, and not every user actually needs an expensive graphics card to perform a wide variety of multimedia tasks, and still get enough 'kick' while casually gaming. ZOTAC announces the ZOTAC GeForce GT 740 series graphics cards, the perfect upgrade to accelerate visual computing experiences. "The ZOTAC GeForce GT 740 series enhances video, images and gaming tasks with a performance boost to make everything a whole lot faster and smoother."See More

  • ZOTAC Announces GeForce GT 740 Series

    New ZOTAC GeForce GT 740 series is the perfect upgrade to accelerate visual computing experiences

    HONG KONG – May 29, 2014 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today announces the ZOTAC GeForce GT 740 series graphics cards, the perfect upgrade to accelerate visual computing experiences. The ZOTAC GeForce GT 740 series enhances video, images and gaming tasks with a performance boost to make everything a whole lot faster and smoother.

  • Toshiba Excite Go Affordable Mobile Tablet

    Young or old, some folks simply just have to stay connected while on the go! Toshiba unveiles the Excite Go tablet, a seven-inch Android 4.4-based tablet that offers a comprehensive and reliable tablet experience at a fraction of the cost, starting at just $109.99 MSRP. "With all the features needed to enjoy convenient web browsing, apps and entertainment, the Excite Go is an affordable option for people looking for an easy-to-use, highly mobile tablet."See More

  • Toshiba Unveils New Affordable Seven-Inch Android Tablet

    Toshiba Excite Go
    Stylish Pocket-sized Excite Go Features Android 4.4, KitKat Starting at Just $109.99 MSRP

    IRVINE, Calif. – May 27, 2014 Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today unveiled the Excite Go tablet, a seven-inch Android 4.4-based tablet that offers a comprehensive and reliable tablet experience at a fraction of the cost, starting at just $109.99 MSRP. With all the features needed to enjoy convenient web browsing, apps and entertainment, the Excite Go is an affordable option for people looking for an easy-to-use, highly mobile tablet.

  • Apple

    It's Official! Apple announces it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is acquiring the two companies for a total of $3 billion, consisting of a purchase price of approximately $2.6 billion and approximately $400 million that will vest over time.See More

  • ADATA

    ADATA launches three new SATA 6Gb/s SSDs - the Premier Pro SP900 M.2 2242 and 2282 for Ultrabooks and desktop PCs, and Premier Pro SP910, which is suitable for gamers and video editors. "No matter the computer, users can find the best solution to upgrade and experience the optimized performance of an SSD."See More

  • Apple to Acquire Beats Music & Beats Electronics


    CUPERTINO, California—May 28, 2014—Apple® today announced it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is acquiring the two companies for a total of $3 billion, consisting of a purchase price of approximately $2.6 billion and approximately $400 million that will vest over time.

  • ADATA Launches SP910 2.5” and SP900 M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    Best Solutions for PC Upgrade

    ADATA SP910 2.5" SSD 1TB

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 29, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches three new SATA 6Gb/s SSDs - the Premier Pro SP900 M.2 2242 and 2282 for Ultrabooks and desktop PCs, and Premier Pro SP910, which is suitable for gamers and video editors. No matter the computer, users can find the best solution to upgrade and experience the optimized performance of an SSD.

  • AMD

    AMD announces new AMD Catalyst™ Driver 14.6 BETA drivers that have been released for both Windows & Linux systems, and are designed to deliver optimal performance in today latest gaming titles like Watch_Dogs. Readers should be aware that the new BETA drivers no longer support Windows 8.0, and AMD strongly suggests that users upgrade to Windows 8.1 to take advantage of all of the new features found in the AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta. Check out the release notes found in the AMD Newsletter style press release for further details, along with the latest info on the AMD R9 Series of graphic cards.See More

  • AMD Catalyst™ Driver 14.6 BETA has been released for Windows® & Linux®.

    AMD Catalyst™ Driver 14.6 BETA has been released for Windows® & Linux®.

  • NVIDIA

    After a brief delay, NVIDIA is pleased to announce the immediate availability of GeForce GTX TITAN Z. And the GTX TITANZ is the fastest and most advanced graphics card NVIDIA has ever made!

     

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE follows the launch of the 9 series motherboards based on the Intel Z97/H97 Chipset, unveiled today two new websites, the G1™ Gaming and Black Edition websites. "The new addresses are a unique place for all gamers to follow the latest information about the G1™ Gaming Series motherboards and gaming world, and for Black Edition owners to keep track of the latest news and opportunities."See More

  • GIGABYTE Unveiles New G1™ Gaming and Black Edition Websites
    Easy Access to Follow GIGABYTE’s Gaming World and Black Edition Updates

    GIGABYTE Unveiles New G1™ Gaming and Black Edition Websites

    Taipei, Taiwan, May 28th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, following the launch of the 9 series motherboards based on the Intel Z97/H97 Chipset, unveiled today two new websites, the G1™ Gaming and Black Edition websites. The new addresses are a unique place for all gamers to follow the latest information about the G1™ Gaming Series motherboards and gaming world, and for Black Edition owners to keep track of the latest news and opportunities.

  • MSI

    MSI proudly unleashes the Z97 GAMING 9 AC motherboard to gaming masses! The custom designed Z97 GAMING 9 AC features new heat-sinks and unique Dragon Armor that highlight an arsenal of new features found on the board. "It's masterpiece being Xtreme Audio DAC, a premium dedicated onboard sound card with specially selected high quality audio components, set up and tuned by professionals delivering 120dB Signal-to-Noise-Ratio (SNR) 192kHz / 32-Bit of purest sound quality for studio-grade Hi-Fi solutions and gaming headgear." The MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC also comes with an Intel® Wi-Fi AC module with Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel® WiDi support.See More

  • MSI unleashes new Z97 GAMING 9 AC motherboard featuring world's best onboard
    Hi-Fi gaming audio

    MSI unleashes new Z97 GAMING 9 AC
    Dominate, conquer, destOy

    MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its unleashing of the Z97 GAMING 9 AC motherboard to the public. The Z97 GAMING 9 AC from MSI is a custom designed motherboard, decorated with luscious new heat-sinks and unique Dragon Armor that highlight an arsenal of new features found on the board. It's masterpiece being Xtreme Audio DAC, a premium dedicated onboard sound card with specially selected high quality audio components, set up and tuned by professionals delivering 120dB Signal-to-Noise-Ratio (SNR) 192kHz / 32-Bit of purest sound quality for studio-grade Hi-Fi solutions and gaming headgear. The MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC also comes with an Intel® Wi-Fi AC module with Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel® WiDi support.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Gamers drive high-end computing: if you don't think so, consider the renaissance of (expensive) mechanical keyboards in the last couple of years. Of course gaming mice have been common for a while, and EVGA has just thrown their hat into this very competitive ring with the EVGA Torq X10 mouse. Boasting a fully ambidextrous design, 9 programmable buttons, an 8200-DPI laser sensor, solid metal base, and a dramatic style, the Torq X10 mouse also comes in at a very competitive price, especially if you pre-order it. Benchmark Reviews connects this new mouse to our gaming machine to investigate how well it works in this article."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "We have none other than the Z97-DELUXE (WLC and NFC), ASUS's expensive high-end Intel Z97 product, with us today. Packing everything you expect and perhaps a few things you do not, the ASUS Z97-DELUXE (WLC and NFC) has everything Intel's latest platform has to offer, all wrapped into a classy new aesthetic."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "My very first USB Flash Drive was the 512MB variant of the Voyager Pro line by Corsair a capacity which back in 2002 was considered very high and i have to admit that back then i didn't even have enough data to fill all of it. Since then I've used and reviewed countless USB flash drives in capacities up to 1TB which is why i feel that 128-256GB models offer the best possible balance between capacity and price (at least for people who need high capacities). Unfortunately there aren't that many models with such capacities in the market today for one to choose from but that seems to be changing for the best and so today we will be taking a look at the latest Extreme PRO 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive by SanDisk."

    NikkTech

  • "Today we will be taking a look at the Raptor M45 gaming mouse from Corsair. The M45 is a mid-range gaming mouse from their Raptor range which looks to satisfy the needs of enthusiast gamers, especially FPS players."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "Another Z97 motherboard has worked its way through our test suite. Today, we take a detailed look at Gigabyte's Z97X-UD5H, which is loaded with PCIe x16 slots, next-gen storage interfaces, and a high-definition firmware interface."

    The Tech Report

  • Think Computers

    "If you've ever owned an Apple mobile product whether its an iPod, iPhone or iPad there is one thing I'm sure you know, Apple's supplied sync and charging cable is garbage. I can't tell you how many I've gone through since first owning an iPhone. Well today we are looking at a pretty cool and heavy duty iPhone 5s sync / charging cable that also acts as a stand for your device. The Une Bobine actually started as a Kickstarter campaign as was fully funded so many people were anxious to get their hands on one. Well today we have our chance, let's jump in!"

    Think Computers

  • The SSD Review

    "The current PCIe add-in-card storage market is separated into two general architectures. The first is ground-up, native PCIe designs, such as the Micron P320h. These devices eschew a typical SATA/SAS controller in favor of specialized flash controllers that have native PCIe interfaces. This is where the market is heading. In fact, later this year, you should start to see many more devices that are NVMe-based. But, we will save that discussion for a later time. The second type of PCIe add-in-card storage takes more of a brute force approach. These devices typically have off-the-shelf SATA/SAS controllers and connect via a PCIe bridge. Think of a HBA/RAID card connected to a SATA SSD, but on a single card. These designs have many advantages and disadvantages. While the cost and time-to-market can be low, they are inherently limited due to the architecture."

    The SSD Review

  • "The Lexar High-Performance microSDHC UHS-I 633x 32GB card is fairly priced and offers very good read/write performances for storing multimedia content at higher data rates. Lexar is also supplying a very good accessory with it almost for free (the USB 3.0 card reader) which helps transferring data at the maximum supported speeds."

    Madshrimps

  • "KitGuru was one of the first websites to regularly start using an Ultra HD 4K monitor in graphics card reviews, mid 2013. We adopted the wallet sapping Asus PQ321QE and have been mighty impressed with the gorgeous IGZO display. PQ321QE prices have dropped from £3,000 to £2,400 recently, but the price is still prohibitive for a massive audience. Enter the new Asus PB287Q model offering 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 1ms response time, on board speakers, and a 60hz refresh. At £599.99 inc vat, is this the new Ultra HD 4K screen that should make your final shortlist?"

    Kitguru

  • Ocaholic

    "With the Z97I-Plus, ASUS has another interesting mini-ITX motherboard in its portfolio. Lying in front of us, we have a very compact and well equipped motherboard, which for example received an M.2 slot. Other than that there are quite a few software features, which is rather usual with higher-end motherboards these days. With their new Z97 mothboard ASUS have also reworked the color scheme of their classic sereis motherboards and they're now way less flashy."

    Ocaholic

  • 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

  • "The modern PC landscape has changed over the past several years from leaps in innovation to specialized versions designed to do a single task extremely well."

    Hardware Asylum

  • Futuremark

    Futuremark is giving us a preview of 3DMark Sky Diver, a new DirectX 11 benchmark test for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs. "3DMark Sky Diver is the ideal test for benchmarking systems with mainstream DirectX 11 graphics cards, mobile GPUs, or integrated graphics." A preview trailer for the new benchmark shows a wingsuited woman skydiving into a mysterious, uncharted location. The scene is brought to life with tessellation, particles and advanced post-processing effects. Futuremark indicates that the new Sky Diver benchmark will be shown in full next week at Computex, from June 3-7. See More

  • Futuremark Announces 3DMark Sky Diver Benchmark
    Trailer shows new test for DirectX 11 gaming laptops and mid-range PCs

    Futuremark Announces 3DMark Sky Diver Benchmark

    HELSINKI, FINLAND – May 28, 2014 – Futuremark today announced 3DMark Sky Diver, a new DirectX 11 benchmark test for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs. 3DMark Sky Diver is the ideal test for benchmarking systems with mainstream DirectX 11 graphics cards, mobile GPUs, or integrated graphics. A preview trailer for the new benchmark shows a wingsuited woman skydiving into a mysterious, uncharted location. The scene is brought to life with tessellation, particles and advanced post-processing effects. Sky Diver will be shown in full at Computex from June 3-7, or find out more on the Futuremark website: http://www.futuremark.com/3dmark  

  • ORIGIN

    ORIGIN PC announces the availability of the NVIDIA GeForce TITAN Z graphics card on their award-winning line of CHRONOS, MILLENNIUM and GENESIS desktops for gamers, artists, enthusiasts and professionals. "The GeForce® GTX™ TITAN Z was created to power the most extreme gaming rigs on the planet with its groundbreaking dual-GPU setup and its new dynamic power balancing technology engineered to run all of the latest PC titles at stunning 4K resolutions." See More

  • The Wrath of a TITAN

    The New NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z graphics card is now available on ORIGIN PC’s Award-Winning Line of GENESIS, MILLENNIUM and CHRONOS Desktops!

    Miami, FL – May 28th, 2014, 9:00 A.M. EST— ORIGIN PC announced today the availability of the NVIDIA GeForce TITAN Z graphics card on their award-winning line of CHRONOS, MILLENNIUM and GENESIS desktops for gamers, artists, enthusiasts and professionals. The GeForce® GTX™ TITAN Z was created to power the most extreme gaming rigs on the planet with its groundbreaking dual-GPU setup and its new dynamic power balancing technology engineered to run all of the latest PC titles at stunning 4K resolutions. Featuring 5,760 cores, 12 GB of 7 Gbps GDDR5 memory, and the industry’s most advanced power delivery system, TITAN Z is easily the most powerful graphics card ever produced by NVIDIA for hardcore gamers and professionals all over the world.

  • EVGA

    EVGA unleashes the the highly anticipated GeForce GTX TITAN Z. "This card is a gaming monster, built to power the most extreme gaming rigs on the planet. With a massive 5760 cores, 12 GB of 7 Gbps GDDR5 memory, and the most advanced power delivery system, GTX TITAN Z offers truly insane performance." EVGA is also proud to announce that, "It's easily the fastest graphics card they ever made." And EVGA will also be offering an exclusive version featuring the Next Generation EVGA Hydro Copper watercooling!See More

  • ZOTAC

    ZOTAC unleashes the single most powerful graphics card ever made for gaming and professional computing – the ZOTAC GeForce GTX TITAN Z. "By combining the power of two flagship NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics processor onto a single graphics card, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX TITAN Z delivers the absolute best experience for high-quality 4K gaming and immense compute power for full-precision workloads."See More

  • ZOTAC

    ZOTAC Unleashes Most Powerful Graphics Card

    New ZOTAC GeForce GTX TITAN Z delivers best experience for high-quality 4K gaming and immense full-precision compute power

    HONG KONG – May. 28, 2014 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today unleashes the single most powerful graphics card ever made for gaming and professional computing – the ZOTAC GeForce GTX TITAN Z. By combining the power of two flagship NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics processor onto a single graphics card, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX TITAN Z delivers the absolute best experience for high-quality 4K gaming and immense compute power for full-precision workloads.

  • Introducing the EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN Z

    EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN Z

    May 28th, 2014 – Introducing the EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN Z. This card is a gaming monster, built to power the most extreme gaming rigs on the planet. With a massive 5760 cores, 12 GB of 7 Gbps GDDR5 memory, and the most advanced power delivery system, GTX TITAN Z offers truly insane performance. It's easily the fastest graphics card we've ever made.

  • AIDA64

    FinalWire announces the immediate availability of AIDA64 v4.50. All four editions of the popular system information software have been updated to the new version, including the award-winning PC diagnostics and benchmarking tool, AIDA64 Extreme, as well as the company’s flagship IT asset management solution for business customers, AIDA64 Business. See More

  • FinalWire Introduces AIDA64 v4.50

    FinalWire Introduces AIDA64 v4.50
    GPGPU AES-256 Benchmark and Extended Mantle Diagnostics

    Budapest, Hungary – May 28, 2014 Today FinalWire has announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 v4.50. All four editions of the popular system information software have been updated to the new version, including the award-winning PC diagnostics and benchmarking tool, AIDA64 Extreme, as well as the company’s flagship IT asset management solution for business customers, AIDA64 Business.

  • Innodisk

    Innodisk, will be launching new embedded flash products with smaller form factors and higher speeds, as well as debuting its high IOPS FlexiArray™ all-flash storage appliance. "As Innodisk grows and expands its branches around the world, these new products along with its existing industrial portfolio allow Innodisk to better serve system designers and be a total flash solution provider." Innodisk invites all its customers and business partners to visit its booth M0311a in the Computer & Systems area at Nangang Exhibition Hall.See More

  • Genius

    Continuing with their previous success of CES 2014, Genius will launch a new suite of products compatible with the latest mobile devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Microsoft Surface, and iPad Air. Besides mobile accessories, "Genius will be launching new peripherals for professional gaming, office usage, and optical related devices." Genius will be offering consumers an elegant product design portfolio to complement their devices at COMPUTEX 2014 at Nangang Exhibition Hall, 4F booth# L0418.See More

  • GENIUS ENHANCES DAILY DIGITAL LIFE AT COMPUTEX 2014

    Genius G-Shot FHD300A and NX-6550 – Long Life Wireless Mouse.

    Showcasing New Products and Total Solution for Gaming, Mobile and Digital Life

    May 28, 2014, Chino, California – Genius, a designer of peripheral products that connect people to their devices in the digital world, will be showing products to complement a user’s digital daily life at COMPUTEX 2014 at Nangang Exhibition Hall, 4F booth# L0418.

  • Innodisk Debuting All-Flash Storage Appliance at Computex 2014

     Innodisk Debuting All-Flash Storage Appliance at Computex 2014

    Expanding Embedded Storage Lineup and Launching Enterprise Storage Line

    May 28, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Innodisk, a service-driven storage provider for industrial and enterprise, will be launching new embedded flash products with smaller form factors and higher speeds, as well as debuting its high IOPS FlexiArray™ all-flash storage appliance. As Innodisk grows and expands its branches around the world, these new products along with its existing industrial portfolio allow Innodisk to better serve system designers and be a total flash solution provider. Innodisk invites all its customers and business partners to visit its booth M0311a in the Computer & Systems area at Nangang Exhibition Hall.

  • Corsair

    Corsair announces the release of the Force Series® LX solid-state drives (SSD). Available in either 256GB or 128GB capacities, Force Series LX SSDs bring the amazing performance benefits of an SSD to new lower price point – making it easier than ever to move your PC into the SSD fast lane. "With the Force LX 256GB costing $129.99 and the 128GB just $74.99, there’s never been a better time to upgrade to faster SSD technology."See More

  • ADATA

    ADATA proudly announces, that they will be displaying total SSD solutions, DDR4 memory and the award-winning wireless charger CE700, as well as a series of macaroon-colored consumer products at COMPUTEX 2014. "ADATA invites all attendees to “Experience the Radiance of Technology” in Nangang Exhibition Hall Booth Number J0606."See More

  • ZOTAC

    ZOTAC unleashes a new era of small form factor gaming PCs with the ZBOX EN760 series, the ultimate mini-PC for demanding PC gamers. "The new ZOTAC ZBOX EN760 series combines the phenomenal visuals of a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics processor with the outstanding processing power of a 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processor to create a mini-PC capable of stunning 1080p gaming."See More

  • Corsair Brings Blazing Performance to the Masses with Budget-Friendly Force Series LX SSD

    Corsair Brings Blazing Performance Budget-Friendly Force Series LX SSDs

    256GB of swift SSD storage at only $129; 128GB only $74.99

    FREMONT, California — May 27, 2014Corsair®, a worldwide designer of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the release of the Force Series® LX solid-state drives (SSD). Available in either 256GB or 128GB capacities, Force Series LX SSDs bring the amazing performance benefits of an SSD to new lower price point – making it easier than ever to move your PC into the SSD fast lane.

  • ADATA to Display New SSDs, DDR4 Memory and Award Winning Products at COMPUTEX 2014
    Experience the Radiance of Technology at Nangang Exhibition Hall Booth J0606

    ADATA to Display New SSDs, DDR4 Memory and Award Winning Products at COMPUTEX 2014

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 27, 2014 – ADATA Technology Co., Ltd., will be displaying total SSD solutions, DDR4 memory and the award-winning wireless charger CE700, as well as a series of macaroon-colored consumer products at COMPUTEX 2014. ADATA invites all attendees to “Experience the Radiance of Technology” in Nangang Exhibition Hall Booth Number J0606.

  • "So what can you expect if you purchase the ASUS PB287Q 4K monitor? In short you get an adequate screen that won't live up to IPS standards but is just good enough for the PC gamer and productivity user in all of us. You'll also get a form factor that well exceeds that of the Samsung U28D590D with fully moveable stand and VESA mounting. And a price of $649 for a 3840x2160 screen doesn't hurt either."

    PC Perspective

  • "Z97X-Gaming 7 sits within the well-regarded G1 gaming line. This motherboard upholds many of the features and characteristics from the Gaming G1 motherboard but doesn't end up costing the earth."

    Vortez

  • The SSD Review

    "Typically, just before major technology conventions such as CES or Computex, one can expect that new product releases will be few and far between. Luckily, there are a few companies that leave some products as a teaser before the big show, and with just a few days before the Taiwan-based convention, Corsair has done just that with the release of the Corsair Force LX solid state drive."

    The SSD Review

  • "NVIDIA's GRID is a virtual GPU technology that allows for hardware acceleration in a virtual environment. It's designed to run in concert with products from Citrix, VMWare, and Microsoft, and to address some of the weaknesses of these applications. The problem with many conventional Virtual Desktop Interfaces (VDIs) is that they're often either too slow for advanced graphics work or unable to handle 3D workloads at all. Now, with GRID, NVIDIA is claiming that it can offer a vGPU passthrough solution that allows remote users to access a virtualized desktop environment built around a high-end CPU and GPU. The test systems the company is using for these 24-hour test drives all use a GRID K520. That's essentially two GK104 GPUs on a single PCB with 8GB of RAM. NVIDIA announced that it would offer a free 24-hour test drive of NVIDIA GRID to anyone who wanted to see what the technology could do. We took the company up on its offer and what we've seen is damned impressive."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Watch Dogs is out on the PC, sporting a new game engine named "Disrupt." This next generation gaming title is poised to put the kick back in PC gaming technology that has been missing so far this year. We will evaluate performance in this preview evaluation and see if it stands up to high end GPU hardware."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Don't miss this jam-packed episode with your favorite TR panelists, two wonderful guests, three gaming mice, and much more."

    The Tech Report

  • Ocaholic

    "With their TUF series motherboards ASUS, have rather interesting products in their portfolio. Next to their unique design, these boards feature good cooling with the thermal shield and apart from that there is a decent power design as well as an overall high quality. All of this even comes at an interesting price point which sounds like a compelling offer, doesn't it?"

    Ocaholic

  • "In the run up to the launch of Microsoft's Xbox One and Sonys PS4 there were a few games which were really getting gamers excited. One of those was Watch_Dogs, a brand new franchise from Ubisoft, but sadly it was delayed (on all platforms, including PC, 360 and PS3) with the publisher stating it was to allow the game time for further development and maximum quality. So 6 months on Watch_Dogs finally hits the market and today we can talk about our experience with the game."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "What are you looking for in a tablet these days? Do you want a tablet with all the high-end specs to provide you with all that high-end performance? Do you want one that is as thin and as light as can be? Do you want one that'll survive the accidental dunk in the pool? Putting ticks in all those checkboxes is the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, which appropriately builds upon what we had already seen in the first Sony Xperia Tablet."

    MegaTechNews

  • ZOTAC It's Time to play

    ZOTAC Ushers in New Era of Gaming with ZBOX EN760 mini-PCs

    New ZOTAC ZBOX EN760 series combine NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics with 4th Generation Intel Core i5 to create the ultimate gaming mini-PC

    HONG KONG – May 27, 2014 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today ushers in a new era of small form factor gaming PCs with the ZBOX EN760 series, the ultimate mini-PC for demanding PC gamers. The new ZOTAC ZBOX EN760 series combines the phenomenal visuals of a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics processor with the outstanding processing power of a 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processor to create a mini-PC capable of stunning 1080p gaming.

  • Thecus

    Thecus proudly announces that its N2560 2-bay NAS has been awarded a 2014 Taiwan Excellence Award. This award confirms Thecus's commitment to providing quality SOHO/home NAS for users across the globe, and solidifies the N2560 as one of the most lauded 2-bay NAS devices on the market.See More

  • Transcend

    Transcend®, a worldwide leader in storage, multimedia and industrial products, announced that it will be exhibiting at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014 from June 3-7 at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. This year, Transcend will showcase its latest Mac-compatible products and a more complete industrial product lineup with professional on-site demonstrations at booth I0618.See More

  • Aerocool

    Aerocool Advanced Technologies announces the participation at this year’s Computex from 3rd to 7th June. Aerocool is going to show-off new products of the Dead Silence series among other brand-new highlights at the booth B0610 in Hall 1. "Aerocool DS Fans have been chosen by the experts from the "International Forum Design“ to receive the Computex d&i Award."See More

  • Asustor

    ASUSTOR announces the launch of the brand new 4-bay rackmount AS-204RS NAS device designed for small to medium enterprise. "Equipped with a powerful Intel® Atom™ 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of DDR3 memory, the AS-204RS also comes with 2 gigabit Ethernet ports and 4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports which provide superior file transfer speeds and flexibility for enterprise network environments."See More

  • Thecus N2560 Receives 2014 Taiwan Excellence Award

    Thecus N2560 Receives 2014 Taiwan Excellence Award

    2-Bay NAS Recognized for Its Quality and Design

    May 27 2014, Milpitas, California – Thecus® is pleased to announce that its N2560 2-bay NAS has been awarded a 2014 Taiwan Excellence Award. This award confirms Thecus's commitment to providing quality SOHO/home NAS for users across the globe, and solidifies the N2560 as one of the most lauded 2-bay NAS devices on the market.

  • Transcend to Showcase Mac-Compatible Products and Industrial Solutions at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014
    Transcend to Showcase Mac-Compatible Products and Industrial Solutions at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014    

    May 27, 2014 --Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a worldwide leader in storage, multimedia and industrial products, announced that it will be exhibiting at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014 from June 3-7 at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. This year, Transcend will showcase its latest Mac-compatible products and a more complete industrial product lineup with professional on-site demonstrations at booth I0618.

  • Aerocool exhibits at Computex & receives the Computex d&i Award

    Aerocool exhibits at Computex & receives the Computex d&i Award

    26.05.2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies announces the participation at this year’s Computex from 3rd to 7th June. Visitors of the famous IT fair will be able to see latest products from the Dead Silence series and some other innovations at the Aerocool booth B0610 in Hall 1.

  • ASUSTOR Launches Economical Rackmount AS-204RS NAS Server

    ASUSTOR Launches Economical Rackmount AS-204RS NAS Server

    Equipped with an Intel® Atom™ 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB DDR3 memory, maximum storage volume of 24 TB, 4 USB 3.0 ports and 2 gigabit Ethernet ports. Optimal choice for small and medium enterprises looking for an economical option.

    Taipei, Taiwan, May 26th, 2014 –ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of the brand new 4-bay rackmount AS-204RS NAS device designed for small to medium enterprise. Equipped with a powerful Intel® Atom™ 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of DDR3 memory, the AS-204RS also comes with 2 gigabit Ethernet ports and 4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports which provide superior file transfer speeds and flexibility for enterprise network environments. Users can also use the USB ports to attach external devices such as printers, UPS, or external hard drives. All AS-204RS devices come built-in with ASUSTOR’s ADM operating system which offers IT administrators a host of complete backup solutions and a rich variety of business applications. Furthermore, a maximum available storage space of 24 TB (using 6 TB hard disks) is featured, meeting the storage demands of small and medium enterprise.

  • "Corsair is first to release an 80 Plus Titanium-certified PSU, which is the flagship of their top-notch AXi line. The AX1500i is the best PSU we ever tested, and at 1.5 kW, it is strong enough for an incredibly powerful system with a four-way SLI or Crossfire configuration."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "If you happen to visit YouTube a lot like we do you will have most possibly noticed an considerable increase in clips recorded with action cameras and car dash cameras from all around the world. Obviously this wasn't possible a few years back but the current state of technology along with the large number of companies in the market that focus in the design and manufacturer of such products have allowed consumers from virtually every segment to own one such device. Since we have both used and tested quite a few such devices we know firsthand of what you can expect from them both in terms of video/audio quality and features but as with everything else there are plenty of models in the market we have yet to get our hands on. Liquid Image is one of the oldest players and already counts 6 years in the market but it wasn't until just a couple of months ago that they send us their latest EGO 1080p/12MP Wi-Fi Xtreme Sport Camera to test."

    NikkTech

  • The SSD Review

    "To anyone not familiar with SSDs, our title might not seem that striking, but it represents a huge step forward in storage technology within a very short time. It also speaks highly of ASRock for again leading the way in advancing storage, as they are the only to incorporate a new SSD innovation into their Extreme 6 motherboard; this of course being a PCIe Gen 3 x4 interface that could accommodate M.2 SSDs up to blazing 32GB/s speeds. Although it may be some time until we get such a small form factor SSD travelling at that speed, this does mean that the Extreme6 is the only motherboard in the world that can accommodate our Samsung XP941 as a boot drive today. In fact today, we are going to be testing not only that XP941, but also the Plextor M6e PCIe x2 SSD and the Samsung 840 Pro SATA 3 SSD."

    The SSD Review

  • "If you are in the market for a high end graphics solution then Sapphire surely have to be on your final shortlist. The company have been releasing award winning graphics cards consistently for the last year – featuring the best coolers that money can buy. Today we look at their very latest R9 290X Vapor-X OC featuring a custom designed three fan cooler and out of the box overclocked speeds. Is it worth the £500 asking price?"

    Kitguru

  • Ocaholic

    "The KB460 is a mechanical gaming mechanical keyboard made by the rather young manufacturer of gaming peripherals, Func. This keyboard features a palm rest, red backlight and multimedia keys and we're curious to find out how this thing does."

    Ocaholic

  • "In this review we will be looking at the bequiet! Dark Rock Pro 3. The Pro 3 is a dual tower heatsink that is designed to be a no compromise cooling solution for silent operation and thermal performance."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "Trigger-Z represents a slight update from the original Trigger, comes with three switch options with different colored backlights and a large wrist rest for additional comfort. Thanks to the ARM core 32-bit CPU at 72MHz, we are able to work with the hardware macro playback function and five macro keys are available on the left side which can be pre-programmed thanks to the included software interface."

    Madshrimps

  • "When it comes to headsets, we are extremely fortunate to have all the options we have, in all shapes and sizes, to fit all different head types, in all different price points. But when you start rising up in price point, there's less room for forgiveness when it comes to things like comfort, sound quality, and the usefulness of included special features. That's why we were so anxious to get our hands on two top end headsets from SteelSeries and Sennheiser, just to see, how life is at the top end of the price spectrum, and how these "expensive cans" compare to one another."

    Futurelooks

  • "Today we take the Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X OC and put it head to head with the GeForce GTX 780 at 1080p and 4K in titles including Wolfenstein The New Order, Battlefield 4, F1 2013 and Crysis 3."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Func

    For some, it's just a matter of time when the mouse their using  just does not seem quite right, and no longer seems to perform as en extension of the hand and mind. Func, a manufacturer of high performance gaming peripherals, is introducing their new Func MS-2 Gaming Mouse, at Computex, that's "equipped with the outstanding 3090 sensor and durable OMRON switches the mid-sized Func MS-2 gaming mouse is ergonomically designed to accommodate different grips without causing hand strain or stress."See More

  • Func adds a new gaming mouse to their lineup

    Func reveals their MS-2 gaming mouse during Computex

    Func reveals their MS-2 gaming mouse during Computex

    Taipei, (Computex) -  May 26th, 2014 – Func, manufacturer of gaming peripherals, is introducing their new Func MS-2 Gaming Mouse.

  • NVIDIA

    Check out the NVIDIA May 2014 Newsletter, an online news summary to keep you up-to-date with North America events, promotions, announcements and activities, such as the future of gaming with latest NVIDIA GeForce updates, NVIDIA Tegra and mobile gaming with today's hottest gaming laptops from MSI, along with the current NVIDIA Quadro headlines,and the "Jetson TK1 Development Kit, the first supercomputer for developing computer vision-based embedded applications and devices."See More

  • AMD Gaming Evolved

    Tune into the latest AMD Gaming News for May 2014, featuring the AMD Gaming Evolved Client powered by Raptr is an application that helps improve your gaming experience while keeping you connected with a dedicated community of gamers worldwide. "Through rewards, Twitch streaming, game optimization, and updated drivers, the Client delivers a complete package of features housed in a social hub that connects all of your gaming accounts (Steam, Xbox Live, Playstation Network, Xfire, and more), tracking your progress and comparing it against your friends."See More

  • AMD Gaming Evolved NewsletterThe AMD Gaming Evolved Client powered by Raptr

    The AMD Gaming Evolved Client powered by Raptris an application that helps improve your gaming experience while keeping you connected with a dedicated community of gamers worldwide. Through rewards, Twitch streaming, game optimization, and updated drivers, the Client delivers a complete package of features housed in a social hub that connects all of your gaming accounts (Steam, Xbox Live, Playstation Network, Xfire, and more), tracking your progress and comparing it against your friends.

  • EVGA TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse

    EVGA introduces the TORQ X10 gaming mouse, that's "built with the highest quality materials including a real Carbon Fiber surface, this mouse was designed from the ground up to satisfy the needs of the hardcore gamer with a high quality laser sensor that provides up to 8200 DPI, an adjustable weight system, nine programmable buttons and a unique sizing system that allows you to adjust the height of the body."See More

  • Introducing the EVGA TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse

     Introducing the EVGA TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse

    May 23rd, 2014 – Introducing the EVGA TORQ X10 gaming mouse. Built with the highest quality materials including a real Carbon Fiber surface, this mouse was designed from the ground up to satisfy the needs of the hardcore gamer with a high quality laser sensor that provides up to 8200 DPI, an adjustable weight system, nine programmable buttons and a unique sizing system that allows you to adjust the height of the body.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Lian-Li's historical reputation is filled with some of the most innovative designs and ideas such as their "reverse-ATX" models. To add to their history, their products are undeniably well built and host one of the highest levels of quality that is available today in the market, which we have really come to enjoy here at Benchmark Reviews. Even in their budget oriented cases, Lian-Li has managed to impress us in the past with their choice of designs and user friendly layouts. The Lian Li PC-Q07B ITX case is no exception, featuring a very appealing and extremely small minimalistic cube design, we found that this case is perfect for the current trend of mini-ITX systems that keeps growing due to the improved integration of motherboard chipsets."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "MSI's Radeon R9 280X Gaming 6 GB comes with twice the video memory of the reference design. We will test multiple resolutions including EyeFinity and 4K to see whether it really makes a difference. Another highlight of the card is that it's really quiet, quieter than any other R9 280X we've tested before."

    techPowerUp

  • "On the test bench today we have BeQuiet's Dark Rock 3 heatsink; the "little brother" to the dual-tower Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler Frostytech recently put through the thermal wringer. The Dark Rock 3 stands 159mm tall and weighs in at 976 grams. Built around six, 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a large aluminum fin stack, the Dark Rock 3 is rated to heat loads up to 190W TDP by the manufacturer."

    Frostytech

  • "The Thecus N2560 is a Network Attached storage devices that is based of the Intel EvanSport NAS platform. The NAS supports drives up to 4 TB in size."

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "I'm sure most of you have heard of mSATA solid state drives. They are one of the smallest storage options available. It is most likely that your ultrabook or even your motherboard has a mSATA slot. This gives you the ability to easily add more storage capacity or use an mSATA drive as a caching option. Today we are taking a look at ADATA's flagship mSATA drive the SX300. It is outfitted with the latest LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller. Let's see if this is the perfect drive to add to your system."

    Think Computers

  • "Continuing our recent focus on gaming motherboards, we have the Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 7 in for review. Hitting retail with an aggressive sub-£140 price tag, Gigabyte is aiming to lure in potential buyers with the Gaming 7 motherboard's gaming-orientated features, striking colour scheme, and four-year warranty."

    Kitguru

  • Ocaholic

    "One of the most interesting boards, which is based on Intels latest Z97 chipset - again - comes from Gigabyte and is called Z97X-SOC Force. At a very attractive price point you get no less than four full-size PCI-Express slots as well as a lot of features like Gigabyte OC-Touch buttons and voltage read-out points. It will be very interesting to take a closer looks at this particular model."

    Ocaholic

  • "By adopting a slim design and a chassis which combines both plastic and aluminum, Silicon Power has released the new Diamond D20 USB 3.0 portable HDD which comes in 500 and 1TB capacities. The free SP Widget downloadable utility adds extra value to the product by providing backup and security functions."

    Madshrimps

  • TechnologyX

    "It's a fairly common theme to see technology or trends that are supposedly outdated to come back in the modern era in some form or another. It shouldn't be a surprise then that mechanical keyboards, which have largely been replaced by membrane keyboards, are resurfacing and gaining traction amongst die-hard enthusiasts and a new generation of both gamers and typists alike. I personally still remember when I had an old mechanical keyboard in my youth, mostly because the loud clacking of the keys is something very hard to forget. However, I can't even put a date on when I made the switch to membrane keyboards. In fact, I have no idea how I didn't realize that most keyboards were suddenly much quieter than what I was used to. Needless to say, mechanical keyboards became a long forgotten memory until very recently, when there was a sudden resurgence in their popularity. It then hit me just how much I missed the loud clicks and clacks, the keys with feedback you could actually feel. So when I was offered to review Thermaltake's Poseidon Z Illuminated Keyboard, I will admit I got giddy."

    TechnologyX

  • The SSD Review

    "For today's review we have the Kingston Class 10 UHS-1 Ultimate SDXC 64GB card. Kingston has been making reliable, high performance memory for many years. This SDXC card is no exception. It supports UHS-I technology and supports Class 10 performance when used in a non-UHS-I capable device. What is UHS-I? UHS stands for Ultra High Speed. The "-I" denotes that the card should have at least a minimum write speed of 10MB/s, aka, Class 10 performance. You will commonly see this as a "U" with a "1" inside it. The Kingston Ultimate easily meets this spec. and is rated at 45MB/s write and 90MB/s read speeds."

    The SSD Review

  • NVIDIA May 2014 Newsletter

    Volume 5, Issue 3 | NVIDIA May Newsletter     

    Welcome to the NVIDIA Newsletter, an online news summary to keep you up-to-date with North America events, promotions, announcements and activities.

  • Transcend

    Transcend Information, Inc., proudly announces the launch of its JetDriveTM Lite series of expansion cards aimed at MacBook Pro® with Retina® display and MacBook Air® users. With four different models offered in 64GB and 128GB capacities, Transcend’s new JetDrive Lite cards are tailor-made to have a flush profile with each specific model while providing an easy way to increase available storage for media.See More

  • Transcend Announces JetDrive™ Lite Expansion Cards to Instantly Expand Storage Capacity of MacBook Laptops

     Transcend Announces JetDrive Lite Expansion Cards for MacBook Laptops

    May 23, 2014 Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®),a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of its JetDriveTM Lite series of expansion cards aimed at MacBook Pro® with Retina® display and MacBook Air® users. With four different models offered in 64GB and 128GB capacities, Transcend’s new JetDrive Lite cards are tailor-made to have a flush profile with each specific model while providing an easy way to increase available storage for media.

  • COUGAR

    COUGAR, steps into the new industry of leading eSports and gaming peripherals, as they introduce the 700M PC gaming mouse, an adjustable gaming mouse which is dedicated to professional gamers. "COUGAR took two years to develop the first aluminum framed gaming mouse, and it has subsequently won the iF (International Design Award) of 2014 and the COMPUTEX Design & Innovation Award of 2014." The COUGAR 700M has a MSRP of $84. See More

  • COUGAR’S First Gaming Mouse Wins Coveted Design Award

    COUGAR’S First Gaming Mouse Wins Coveted Design Award


    May 23rd 2014, Taipei - COUGAR, after having firmly established itself in the PC market, has stepped into the new industry of leading eSports and gaming peripherals markers and is well prepared for the challenge. One of the first products COUGAR has just launched is a new PC gaming mouse, the 700M. COUGAR took two years to develop the first aluminum framed gaming mouse, and it has subsequently won the iF (International Design Award) of 2014 and the COMPUTEX Design & Innovation Award of 2014. The iF design awards are considered the design “Oscars” in the IT/PC industry.

  • Fractal Design

    Fractal Design announces the next generation of the award-winning Core family of cases, the X5 series. "This new series is characterized by an intuitive and easy-to-access interior. For maximum flexibility the X5 series features a removable HDD cage and tray system supporting up to four 3.5" or 2.5" drives, providing a great platform for water cooling." The wide-body ATX mid-tower chassis - Core 3500 (USD: $ 79.99), along with a windowed version – Core 3500W: (USD: $ 89.99), ATX mid-tower - Core 2500 (USD: $ 59.90) and an extremely compact micro ATX Mini Tower Case, the Core 1500 - USD: $59.90.See More

  • Fractal Design eNews

    Launching new Core cases!

    Introducing the next generation of the award-winning Core family of cases, the X5 series.

    Fractal Design launches new Core cases!

    This new series is characterized by an intuitive and easy-to-access interior. For maximum flexibility the X5 series features a removable HDD cage and tray system supporting up to four 3.5" or 2.5" drives, providing a great platform for water cooling.

  • iBUYPOWER Announces OptiBoost

    iBUYPOWER announces OptiBoost, a customization program by iBUYPOWER, designed to tailor your favorite gaming notebooks to your needs. "iBUYPOWER is also proud to announce that we will be featuring high-performance gaming notebooks from GIGABYTE. GIGABYTE produces high-quality gaming notebooks aimed at the higher-end enthusiast markets, and iBUYPOWER will be offering its OptiBoost program for select number of gaming notebooks with more coming soon."See More

  • iBUYPOWER

    iBUYPOWER Unveils OptiBoost

    iBUYPOWER Announces OptiBoost

     May 22, 2014, City of Industry, CA – In a world where high performance PCs are configurable and gaming notebooks are fixed, iBUYPOWER is taking a leap forward to change the status quo.

  • "As much as Microsoft would love for you to think otherwise, the battle for tablet supremacy is still mostly a two-horse race. You've got the iPad family on one side and you've got the range of Android tablets on the other side, but then you really shouldn't forget about the Windows 8.1 tablets hanging out by the wayside either. They can offer you a much fuller experience as they really are full-blown PCs. And when you connect the Dell Venue 11 Pro to its keyboard dock, you're effectively getting a convertible touchscreen Ultrabook. Dude, should you get this Dell or are you better off getting all official with a Microsoft Surface instead?"

    MegaTechNews

  • "These are the days of form factors. The PC market is changing rapidly as tablets supplant some laptops, new players such as the Chromebook disrupt the old WIntel model, and innovations in processors and graphics allow for ever-smaller PCs such as Intel's NUC. Here's a new one for you: a tiny NUC-style PC that doubles as a video projector. It's an interesting combination and that's we have for you today with the Gigabyte Brix Projector. The little PC ships as a bare-bones unit without storage or memory, but it actually has some solid specs under its diminutive hood and capabilities not found in virtually any PC product on the market to date."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Do you have a computer case mod and you missed out on getting your seat to the largest LAN in the United States? Well have no fear and get your butt into gear! Modders-Inc is helping you make it into the BYOC at the 2014 QuakeCon."

    Modders-Inc

  • "In this review we're taking our first detailed look at a M.2 drive thanks to Plextor's 256GB M6e SSD and the new ASUS Maximus VII Ranger, based on Intel's Z97 chipset. We'll seek to compare it to the existing SATA III interface, and discuss some of its pros and cons."

    Vortez

  • NikkTech

    "Judging by sales numbers around the globe it seems that NAS servers have finally managed to replace full computer systems in some areas due to their size, low power consumption and easy to use menus and functions. This of course applies mostly to large enterprise environments where several such devices get used and thus the benefits from the mentioned features are even greater. Small business and home users also turn towards NAS servers to cover their needs (mostly for office use) but to my knowledge at least not many people actually choose to use NAS servers purely for their media sharing capabilities and the ones that do never really place them inside their bedrooms to avoid getting disturbed by their noise levels (even just 20dBA is quite audible at night). QNAP is the first NAS manufacturer to address that issue by releasing the first dual bay model of the SilentNAS series called the HS-210."

    NikkTech

  • Ocaholic

    "With the Maximus VII Gene, ASUS shows their next generation mATX gaming and overclocking motherboard, which is based on Intels upcoming Z97 chipset. Like it's predecessor this board wants to convince with a balanced feature mix that pleases overclockers as well as gamers. At this point we're very curious what ASUS has come up with regarding layout, design and obviously features."

    Ocaholic

  • "The MSI A88X-G45 Gaming is a handsome AMD A88X motherboard that sports a long list of features including triple graphics slots. That explains the 'Gaming' part of the name and as you would expect the A88X chipset means this MSI board supports the latest FM2+ range of Kaveri APU."

    Kitguru

  • "With their latest router Linksys are looking to push the wireless-ac market forward while also reaching back into the past for some design ideas. Today we take a look at their WRT1900AC router and find out how those two aspects mix."

    Hardware Heaven

  • be quiet!

    be quiet! announces they will present an entirely new category, and enter a new market segment at Computex 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition to its established products of top rated power supplies and CPU coolers, "be quiet! has invested 18 months of R&D into the new product. During this time its innovations have repeatedly and successfully withstood varied and stringent testing. Now the new product is approaching readiness for market launch and will be shown at Computex 2014 for the first time."See More

  • be quiet! to present a complete new product category at Computex 2014

    be quiet! to present a complete new product category at Computex 2014
    The German PSU market leader further expands product portfolio

    Glinde, May 22, 2014 - be quiet!, for eight consecutive years the market leader for PC power supplies in Germany*, will present at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan in addition to its established products what for the company is an entirely new category and so enter a new market segment. be quiet! has invested 18 months of R&D into the new product. During this time its innovations have repeatedly and successfully withstood varied and stringent testing. Now the new product is approaching readiness for market launch and will be shown at Computex 2014 for the first time.

  • COUGAR

    COUGAR will be launching a new line of products tailored to the eSports gaming peripherals market at the COMPUTEX 2014 trade show in Taiwan at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, Booth #J0624, June 3rd through the 7th. In addition to this, there will be new power supply and case products announced as well.See More

  • COUGAR Launches eSports Gaming Line at COMPUTEX 2014

    COUGAR Launches eSports Gaming Line at COMPUTEX 2014 

    May 22nd 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR will be launching a new line of products tailored to the eSports gaming peripherals market at the COMPUTEX 2014 trade show in Taiwan at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, Booth #J0624, June 3rd through the 7th. In addition to this, there will be new power supply and case products announced as well.

  • ZOTAC It's Time to Play

    "It's Time to Play" as ZOTAC unveils the first ZBOX Sphere to let users express their individuality through computing. "The new ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 series combines a unique orb form factor with a powerful 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processor for computing with a touch of individuality."See More

  • ZOTAC Unveils New ZBOX Sphere OI520 Series

    ZOTAC Unveils New ZBOX Sphere OI520 Series

    New ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 series delivers powerful computing with a touch of individuality

    HONG KONG – May 14, 2014 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today unveils the first ZBOX Sphere to let users express their individuality through computing. The new ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 series combines a unique orb form factor with a powerful 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processor for computing with a touch of individuality.

  • "The Antec GX500 aims to mix things up in the entry level market, offering three fans and fan controllers right out of the box, it jumps into the fight with its fists flying. Do those inclusions come at a sacrifice in quality, or will the GX500 be able to come out on top as the featherweight champion?"

    techPowerUp

  • "Wolfenstein: The New Order is out on PC. It utilizes the id Tech 5 game engine and sports fast paced first-person shooter gameplay. We look at some video card performance, make some comparisons, and look at image quality as well. Can this game overcome the stigma associated with RAGE since its the same engine?"

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "Today we are checking out a CPU Cooler from Noctua that has been out for a while now, but is definitely worth covering as its size lends itself to smaller form factor builds and HTPC setups. The NH-U9B SE2 is still going to offer great cooling performance as it is built around Noctua's award winning NH-U9B heatsink and comes with two Noctua premium-grade NF-B9 cooling fans. On top of that the NH-U9B SE2 comes with Noctua's SecuFirm2 mounting system, making it quite easy to install this cooler on pretty much any motherboard. If that is not enough Noctua has backed this cooler with a 6 year warranty! Let's take a closer look at the Noctua NH-U9B SE2."

    Think Computers

  • "Today we look at a new rig from system builder Cyberpower. The Achilles Pro incorporates the latest Intel i5 4690 processor, alongside a Gigabyte GTX780, Gigabyte Z97 Gaming motherboard and a 256GB Plextor PCIe SSD. Cyberpower have decided to adopt the exciting new In-Win 904 case as well in this £1,399 build. Is it worth the money?"

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "After a couple of months with no giveaways whatsoever we decided to make this one count and what better prize than a brand new 80 Plus GOLD certified power supply unit by Antec? Of course as always in order to make as many of you happy as possible we are not giving away one but three and so to be eligible to receive one of the TruePower Classic PSUs shown above (550W/650W/750W) you will need to take these 4 very easy steps."

    NikkTech

  • Ocaholic

    "When Intel introduced their Z87 Chipset almost one year ago, ASUS decided to round-off the lower end of their Maximus portfolio with the Maximus VI Hero. Meanwhile Intel has launched the Z97 chipset and they're again expanding their ROG lineup by another entry level model. This time the board is called Maximus VII Ranger and the new model marks the entry into ASUS's ROG class. With this board the worlds largest motherboard maker is targeting mainly gamers and therefore there should be quite a few interesting features."

    Ocaholic

  • The SSD Review

    "Geared toward servers and data centers, the Edge Boost Server 7mm SSD utilizes an enterprise-level LSI-SandForce controller to achieve strong read/write and IOPS speeds. The SATA 6 Gb/s interface is rated to achieve up to 560 MB/s sequential reads and 530 MB/s sequential writes (240GB model — other capacities vary). Random 4K read speeds are stated as 45,000 IOPS, with random 4K write speeds of 80,000 IOPS (240GB model — other capacities vary)."

    The SSD Review

  • TechnologyX

    "The 70-200mm focal length has been one of the most versatile and popular zoom ranges available. First introduced in March of 1995 the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM has been one of the go to lenses for sports, portraiture, and journalism across the world. Canon has four 70-200mm lenses in their lineup, two f/2.8s and f/4s with and without IS. As a portrait photographer I find the f/2.8 aperture is a must have over the f/4 versions to completely isolate your subject and stray from any distractions or environmental flaws. Thus is why I sold my 70-200mm f/4L USM earlier this year and purchased this f/2.8 version. Though it lacks image stabilization and the weather sealing that its newer 70-200mm f/2.8L USM IS II brother has, it is around $1,000 cheaper and lighter, making it a much better bang for your buck."

    TechnologyX

  • "Here we have the Bloody RT5A gaming mouse by A4Tech, reviewed by Kaeyi Dream, featuring both wired and wireless operation."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Thermaltake

    Thermaltake Group with its three brands Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS, LUXA2 and its e-Sports Team Tt APOLLOS will celebrate numerous world premieres at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2014. More than 100 breakthrough and aesthetic innovations including PC DIY solutions, professional gaming gear and unique, functional mobile accessories and tablet PC peripherals will be showcased in TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall (4th floor, booth number M620) during 3rd – 7th June, 2014.See More

  • BIOSTAR

    BIOSTAR will showcase three product families featuring the latest Embedded, PC Mainboard and Graphics Card solutions including Intel’s recent released “Haswell Refresh" processors and 9 Series chipsets at COMPUTEX 2014 Taipei, Taiwan from June 3rd to the 7th, in the Nangang Exhibition Hall at Booth L0128. "One specific mainboard that BIOSTAR will be showing is the Hi-Fi Z97WE, based on the Intel Z97 chipset with key features such as PCIe M.2 support, Dual GbE LAN and BIOSTAR exclusive Hi-Fi audio technology.See More

  • Thermaltake Group at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2014 - Foreword
    Pure Performance!Built for Enthusiasts by Enthusiasts!

    World premiers of 《ONE THERMALTAKE》from
    Thermaltake‧Tt eSPORTS‧LUXA2 : Unrivaled solution for the Extreme Enthusiasts with Hardcore Chassis and Liquid Cooling, Power, Gaming Gear and even stylish mobile devices!

    Thermaltake Group at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2014

    • First public appearance of “One Thermaltake Gaming Solution”: including Thermaltake Core V71 Full-Tower Chassis, DIY Liquid Cooling System, Luna 12 LED High Airflow PC Case Fan, Toughpower Grand 850W Power Supply, BlacX Urban WI-FI Docking Station; Tt eSPORTS Ventus Gaming Mouse, Poseidon Z Forged Gaming Keyboard, VERTO Gaming Headset, Draconem Aluminum mouse pad and LUXA2 GroovyDuo Live Wireless Speakers, E-One Aluminum Headset Holder, P-MEGA 41,600mAh charging station. Pure Performance. Built for Enthusiasts by Enthusiasts!
    • Thermaltake: Level 10 Limited Edition (Titanium) Chassis, designed in collaboration with BMW Group Designworks USA
    • Tt eSPORTS: THERON Plus Smart Mouse with e-Sports App software, the quantified self wearable tech trend introduced to the realm of eSports
    • LUXA2: the new dynamic Bluetooth audio, Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speakers

     

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 21, 2014Thermaltake Group with its three brands Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS, LUXA2 and its e-Sports Team Tt APOLLOS will celebrate numerous world premieres at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2014. More than 100 breakthrough and aesthetic innovations including PC DIY solutions, professional gaming gear and unique, functional mobile accessories and tablet PC peripherals will be showcased in TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall (4th floor, booth number M620) during 3rd – 7th June, 2014. Innovative technology and new design ideas with e-Sports culture are all featured by Thermaltake Group. Welcome to our booth and discover the spectacular e-Sports and digital entertainment festival with cutting-edge technologies and products!

  • BIOSTAR to Showcase Hi-Fi Z97WE Mainboard at Computex 2014

    BIOSTAR to Showcase Hi-Fi Z97WE Mainboard at Computex 2014

    May 21st 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Computex, 2014, Asia’s largest high-tech event, will run from June 3rd to the 7th this year in Taipei, Taiwan and BIOSTAR will showcase three product families featuring the latest Embedded, PC Mainboard and Graphics Card solutions including Intel’s recent released “Haswell Refresh" processors and 9 Series chipsets in the Nangang Exhibition Hall at Booth L0128.

  • Sennheiser

    Sennheiser introduces black versions of its newest high-end PC gaming headsets – G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE. The G4ME ZERO and G4ME ONE, which were originally launched in white during CES 2014, provide the best possible comfort and sound for both the home and professional gamer. "By using Sennheiser’s PCV 05 Combo audio adaptor, G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE can also be connected to the new PS4™, Xbox as well as Mac computers for multi-platform gaming."The new black versions of the G4ME ONE ($249.95) and G4ME ZERO ($279.95) are available now. See More

  • Sennheiser Launches Black Versions of its G4ME ZERO and G4ME ONE High-End Gaming Headsets

    Sennheiser Launches Black Versions of its G4ME ZERO and G4ME ONE High-End Gaming Headsetsg4meblack

    PCV 05 Combo Adaptor Connects with PS4™, Xbox One and Mac Computers For Multi-Platform Gaming

    Old Lyme, Conn., May 20, 2014 – Audio specialist Sennheiser has introduced black versions of its newest high-end PC gaming headsets – G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE. The G4ME ZERO and G4ME ONE, which were orginally launched in white during CES 2014, provide the best possible comfort and sound for both the home and professional gamer. By using Sennheiser’s PCV 05 Combo audio adaptor, G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE can also be connected to the new PS4™, Xbox as well as Mac computers for multi-platform gaming.

  • "HiFiMAN's latest high-end headphones are put to the test. The new HE-560s feature improvements across the board both in terms of sound and comfort. Design wise it is a long departure from the older HE-series headphones in the sense that they feature a suspended headband design and wooden cups."

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "What is the point in purchasing a gaming mouse vs a regular mouse? When you make the decision to invest in a quality gaming mouse, such as the Sentey Lumenata Pro, it goes without saying that you won't only be using the mouse for gaming. With the features and responsiveness this mouse offers, it will easily become your "go to" mouse for all of your objectives."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Think Computers

    "It seems like pretty much everyone offers a mechanical gaming keyboard these days, and most of them feature Cherry MX mechanical switches. These of course come at a cost to the manufacturer, making mechanical keyboards more expensive. Well Tt eSPORTS wants to change all of that. Today we are checking out their Poseidon Z Illuminated Gaming Keyboard that features Tt eSPORTS certified Blue mechanical switches that are rated for 50 million keystrokes. These blue mechanical switches are built for built for speed and durability, offering a pronounced tactile feel and audible click feedback. Using these switches with a proven keyboard design and backlit illumination Tt eSPORTS hopes to get a mechanical keyboard in the hands of most people with a low MSRP of $89.99. On top of that they have backed this keyboard with an industry first 5 year warranty. Let's dive in..."

    Think Computers

  • Ocaholic

    "Colossus M is one of the latest cases from BitFenix.​ This enclosure is compatible with mATX and mini-ITX motherboards, and offers a very sophisticated design. In addition to the classic lines, the Colossus features a SofTouch finish and aggressive multicolor LED strip, which the manufacturer calls LiteTrak."

    Ocaholic

  • "When BitFenix first entered the chassis market they did so with a case which was much more impressive than a debutant should be able to create. Clearly they had a lot of design expertise behind the scenes but even down to the finish on the case the original Colossus was a unit with buying. Since then they have vastly expanded their range and one of the more recent units is the Colossus Micro-ATX. Today we have one of those on our test bench to see how it handles an enthusiast compact build."

    Hardware Heaven

  • NZXT CAM

    "Upgrading, managing and maintaining all of the components inside a computer can be a daunting task for both new builders and veterans alike." Meet NZXT CAM, a Simple Companion for Your PC. "CAM changes all of that as the first hardware monitoring software designed specifically to provide the best user experience possible. A beautifully simple interface combined with an interactive feature set provides an effortless approach to maintaining your computer." And best of all, CAM is available free to use and download.See More

  • Meet CAM, a Simple Companion for Your PC.

    Meet CAM, a Simple Companion for Your PC.

    Los Angeles, CA – Upgrading, managing and maintaining all of the components inside a computer can be a daunting task for both new builders and veterans alike. Over the years, computer hardware has advanced rapidly and as a result, monitoring software has become increasingly complex.

  • ADATA

    ADATA® Technology, launches the Premier SP610 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD. With a SMI controller, the Premier SP610 maintains high read/write speeds consistently for stable performance, and also features the advanced BCH ECC (Error Correction Code) technology. The ADATA Premier SP610 series includes 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and a massive 1TB in capacity, with MSRP SP610 128GB: $69.99, SP610 256GB: $119.99.See More

  • ADATA Launches the Premier SP610 2.5” Solid State Drive

    ADATA Launches the Premier SP610 2.5” Solid State Drive
    SATA 6Gb/s SSD with SMI controller


    Taipei, Taiwan – May 20, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the Premier SP610 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD. With a SMI controller, the Premier SP610 maintains high read/write speeds consistently for stable performance, and also features the advanced BCH ECC (Error Correction Code) technology. The Premier SP610 is ideal for PC builders who are looking to make the jump from mechanical drives to the exponentially faster speeds of solid state drives.

  • Lian Li

    Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, is pleased to announce that three versions of its desk chassis, plus 7 new cases will be on display at COMPUTEX 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan from June 3 to June 7, 2014. Lian Li invites all interested parties to visit their booth, #D0629a Hall 1 at the World Trade Center.See More

  • Lian Li to Showcase 3 Desk Chassis Models at COMPUTEX 2014

    Lian Li to Showcase 3 Desk Chassis Models at COMPUTEX 2014

    7 New Cases to also be on Display

    May 20, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, is pleased to announce that three versions of its desk chassis, plus 7 new cases will be on display at COMPUTEX 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan from June 3 to June 7, 2014. Lian Li invites all interested parties to visit their booth, #D0629a Hall 1 at the World Trade Center.

  • KTC

    KTC Technology Group has launched a brand-new 8″ tablet PC, the H8, with the aim of changing the pattern of industrial competition. It's no exaggeration that the H8 is a benchmark product for a new generation of 8-inch tablet PCs. " The new H8 is designed to bring you a more comfortable and humanized experience."The Ultra Slim H8 Tablet will be showcased during Computex 2014 D0413,First Floor, No. 5, Hsin-yi Rd., Sec. 5,Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1,Taipei 11011, Taiwan. See More

  • KTC’s High Performance, Quad-Core H8 Tablet Has Unique Features

    KTC’s High Performance, Quad-Core H8 Tablet Has Unique Features

    May 20th, 2014, Shenzhen, China – Shenzhen KTC Technology Group has launched a brand-new 8″ tablet PC, the H8, with the aim of changing the pattern of industrial competition. It's no exaggeration that the H8 is a benchmark product for a new generation of 8-inch tablet PCs. The H8 will be showcased during Computex 2014.

  • ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR announces the release of the ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) 2.2 beta version for all of its NAS devices (2, 3, and 6 series). All ASUSTOR NAS users are welcome to download the beta firmware from the official ASUSTOR website and experience all the brand new features and functions. "The ADM 2.2 beta version improves and enhances the ADM 2.1 user experience by expanding language support to Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese and also adding new core features and Apps."See More

  • ASUSTOR Releases ADM 2.2 Beta Version

    ASUSTOR has released the ADM 2.2 beta version firmware for all of its devices.

    ASUSTOR has released the ADM 2.2 beta version firmware for all of its devices. ADM 2.2 features newly added Apps and features including MiniDLNA multimedia server, Photo Gallery web photo album, Google Drive cloud storage, night mode scheduling, more advanced UPS functionality, hard disk hibernation indicators, multilingual usernames, and localized support for Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese. All users are welcome to download and experience the beta for themselves.


    Taipei, Taiwan, May 20th 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced the release of the ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) 2.2 beta version for all of its NAS devices (2, 3, and 6 series). All ASUSTOR NAS users are welcome to download the beta firmware from the official ASUSTOR website and experience all the brand new features and functions.

  • Thecus

    Thecus announces the capability for up to 3.8 petabytes of networked storage with its N16000PRO series NAS. Through Thecus Daisy-Chaining technology and the newly announced 6TB enterprise class hard drives from Seagate and HGST, an incredible amount of storage, the equivalent of 900,000 DVDs, can be connected into one networked storage solution. See More

  • Up to 3.8 Petabytes of Network Storage with Thecus N16000PRO and Daisy-Chaining Technology

    Up to 3.8 Petabytes of Network Storage with Thecus N16000PRO and Daisy-Chaining Technology

    Thecus Volume Expansion Technology Means Massive Storage Potential at Lower Costs

    May 20 2014, Milpitas, California– Networked storage expert, Thecus, announces the capability for up to 3.8 petabytes of networked storage with its N16000PRO series NAS. Through Thecus Daisy-Chaining technology and the newly announced 6TB enterprise class hard drives from Seagate and HGST, an incredible amount of storage, the equivalent of 900,000 DVDs, can be connected into one networked storage solution.

  • LUXA2

    LUXA2 announces the follow up model of their highly successful H5 predecessor in the form of the new H5-Note Car Mount Holder. LUXA2 have taken all the design compliments from the original H5 car mount holder, kept them, and further developed various features that comes with the ever growing demands of modern day society for a truly more enjoyable user experience.The LUXA2 H5-Note Car Mount Holder has a suggested price of USD 49.99. See More

  • LUXA Release the New 360° All Aluminum H5-Note Car Mount Holder

    LUXA Release the New 360° All Aluminum H5-Note Car Mount Holder

    Taipei, Taiwan -May, 20, 2014- LUXA2 releases the follow up model of their highly successful H5 predecessor in the form of the new H5-Note Car Mount Holder. LUXA2 have taken all the design compliments from the original H5 car mount holder, kept them, and further developed various features that comes with the ever growing demands of modern day society for a truly more enjoyable user experience.

  • Thermaltake

    Celebrate 15 Years of Enthusiast Excellence with Thermaltake, at the opening ceremony and New Product Launch at COMPUTEX 2014 on June 3, 2014 at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, 4th floor, Booth Number: M620. Be assured of your place, at this year's event to register and make your reservations now.See More

  • Thermaltake x COMPUTEX 2014

    Opening Ceremony & New Product Launch Press Conference

    Thermaltake 15th Year of Excellence

    Your Perfect Total Gaming Solution

    PURE Performance

    Built for enthusiasts by enthusiasts

    Will be held at

    11:00 am on 3rd June,  Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, 4th floor (Booth Number : M620)

  • Team ROCCAT announce new Sponsorship with AMD.

    ROCCAT™ and AMD, announces a new global sponsorship, making AMD co-sponsor of Team ROCCAT, ROCCAT’s professional eSports arm which features both League of Legends and StarCraft II teams. Branding of streams and player outfits are included as part of the collaboration. The deal will also see ROCCAT and AMD co-operate during exhibitions and events in the future.See More

  • Team ROCCAT announce new Sponsorship with AMD

    Team ROCCAT announce new Sponsorship with AMD

    Through this collaboration AMD reenters the eSports arena

    Hamburg, May 19, 2014 – ROCCAT™ and AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new global sponsorship, making AMD co-sponsor of Team ROCCAT, ROCCAT’s professional eSports arm which features both League of Legends and StarCraft II teams. Branding of streams and player outfits are included as part of the collaboration. The deal will also see ROCCAT and AMD co-operate during exhibitions and events in the future.

  • "I called out for some help in fighting the never-ending stream of motherboards that come my way, and G.Skill sent none other than the god of war kit, ARES F3-2400C11D-8GAB, to fight beside me. Can these G.Skil ARES F3-2400C11D-8GAB sticks turn the tide in the battle for top-level memory performance for a good price?"

    techPowerUp

  • "For our first full-length video review, we take a look at several Corsair gaming mice, the FPS-focused Raptor M45 and Vengeance M65 and the RPG-ready Vengeance M95."

    The Tech Report

  • "MSI's Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard offers a bevy of updated features and aesthetics to usher in the Intel Z97 chipset-based product line. The intial update you'll notice are the design of the CPU VRM and chipset heat sinks. The VRM heat sinks have a unique banded design, reminiscent of a dragon's claws. This was done purposefully to cement the Gaming series moniker to the board in the user's mind. The chipset heat sink contains a glowing MSI corporate logo with the Dragon Gaming series shield logo centered above it. The black and red board color scheme is done tastefully with the red coloration used to accent and highlight the heat sinks. With an MRSP of $189, the Z97 Gaming 7 board is competitively priced to take the market by storm."

    PC Perspective

  • "As one of the top-shelf systems in the company's mainstream line-up, the Inspiron 15 7537 is in an interesting position in Dell's extensive family of laptops and ultrabooks. This laptop is too pricey to be considered affordable by most consumers, and yet it's not quite in the same class as and doesn't have the luxury features of Dell's XPS systems. Understandably, Dell's premium XPS line gets a lot of attention in the press. We recently checked out the XPS 13 ultrabook and XPS 15 laptop and pegged them quality products for serious users. The Inspiron series is more likely to be overlooked by power users because the Inspiron 3000 and 5000 are Dell's value and mainstream Inspiron lines. The 7000 represents the best of the Inspirons, however, and the specs and design quality make it worth a look for serious buyers who are turned off by the high price points of the XPS models."

    Hot Hardware

  • "On our test bench today is a factory overclocked Radeon R9 290 from ASUS sporting the DirectCU II cooling system. We will compare it to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 to determine which card reins supreme. AMD prices have finally stabilized back to normal, and this pushes one card into an extreme disadvantage from the other."

    [H]ardOCP

  • NikkTech

    "People on a tight budget may not pay much attention when looking for a PC case but gamers, enthusiasts, overclockers and professionals alike tend to spend countless hours online checking reviews and specifications sheets before they finalize their decision. Ever since the beginning of the 90's when i first started working with personal computers i have used and tested countless towers from entry level budget models and up to ultra-high end ones that cost almost as much as a complete system. However at the end of the day although all of those were designed by a very large list of manufacturers in the market i can't really say that I've had the pleasure of cooperating with every single one. Raidmax is amongst the oldest PC Case manufacturers around and although not a complete stranger to me this is the first time after many years that i have one of their latest midi towers called the Viper GX on the photo bench."

    NikkTech

  • "With the price of Ultra HD 4K screens dropping this year there has never been a better time to upgrade your system. Today we look at the latest high end graphics card from Club3D – the R9 290X RoyalAce. This card ships with a custom cooler design and a healthy out of the box overclock. Today we will find out just how well it performs."

    Kitguru

  • "The ECS Z87H3-A2X Golden motherboard is a good example of their progress from low-end OEM products to top tier Z87 enthusiast motherboard. The ECS Z87H3-A2X offers almost every option under the sun for a Z87 board as well as the promise of good performance."

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "Sapphire has just added a new graphics card to their R9 290X lineup. It is the R9 290X Vapor-X Tri-X OC graphics card. The thing that sets this card apart from their other R9 290X cards is that it features vapor-chamber technology to improve cooling even more than than their current cards and this card features a factory overclock on both the GPU and the memory. The card will have a GPU frequency of 1080 MHz (80 MHz over reference) and the memory will be running at speeds of 5.64 GHz (effective). Other features of the card include a pretty sleek backplate, a Sapphire logo that lights up and even changes colors and dual BIOS support. Is this the Radeon R9 290X that you want? Read on as we take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • Ocaholic

    "During the last few years, Bitfenix offered a great number of mini-ITX cases, managing to merge great performances into little systems: the new Bitfenix Phenom Mini-ITX is just the last one of a long series of great products."

    Ocaholic

  • "LarKooler was established in 2009 to manufacture cost-effective PC cooling solutions. MadShrimps reviewed their first entry in to the DYI in the end of 2009; while it was not the most high end or best performing kit out there, the total picture was right on track with LarKooler's main objective: provide good cooling performance at an amazing bang for buck ratio. Since a few years AIO units took over a big part in the cooling business, with the most successful being the Corsair Hydro series. Ease of installation is their main trademark, however as most of these are closed loop, there is no option to integrate extra components in the cooling loop. The latter is the strong point of the DIY kits besides being versatile to add extra components they also provide awesome cooling performance at a low noise ratio. The SkyWater 330 kit today is one of those ready to build kits, however price wise it retails at a similar price as the high end 240/280 AIOs. Million dollar question can it beat those in raw performance figures ?"

    Madshrimps

  • Intel

    Nathan Han, 15, of Boston was awarded first place for developing a machine learning software tool to study mutations of a gene linked to breast cancer at this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public. "Using data from publicly available databases, Han examined detailed characteristics of multiple mutations of the BRCA1 tumor suppressor gene in order to "teach" his software to differentiate between mutations that cause disease and those that do not"See More

  • Nathan Han of Boston Wins US$75,000 Top Prize at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

    Nathan Han of Boston Wins US$75,000 Top Prize at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair -PHOTO CREDIT: Intel/Chris Ayers.

    NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

    • The world's largest high school science research competition, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public, announced its top winners in Los Angeles.
    • Nathan Han of Boston received the Gordon E. Moore Award, a US$75,000 prize named in honor of the Intel co-founder and fellow scientist.
    • Two Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards winners - Lennart Kleinwort of Germany and Shannon Lee of Singapore - each received prizes of US$50,000 from the Intel Foundation.

     

    LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2014 – Nathan Han, 15, of Boston was awarded first place for developing a machine learning software tool to study mutations of a gene linked to breast cancer at this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public.

  • HighPoint Technologies

    HighPoint Technologies announces the release of its latest USB 3.0 Storage Dock – the RocketStor 5411A. "RocketStor 5411A supports any industry standard SATA SSD and hard drive! It fully compatible with any performance level; from SATA 1 to SATA III, supports 3.5” and 2.5” form factors, and can handle disks of any capacity including the latest 6TB models."See More

  • Patriot

    Patriot builds on its mobile accessory ecosystem with the launch of the SmartShell, FlexFit, and SlimShell cases for iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPhone 5/5S. The SmartShell, Flexfit, and SlimShell are the perfect convergence of protection, performance and fashion. The SmartShell’s MSRP is $39.99, FlexFit’s MSRP is $34.99 and SlimShell’s MSRP is $29.99. All of these product will be shipping at the end of May.See More

  • BIOSTAR

    BIOSTAR has released the A88MQ motherboard based on the new AMD FM2+ socket design that supports AMD Multi-Core (x4, x2) socket FM2+/FM2 processors AMD A-series/ E2-series processors all in a micro ATX form factor."Using the AMD A88X Chipset, the A88MQ, gives users the options for small build using the MicroATX form factor. It gives 4 DIMM slots supporting DDR3 RAM up to 64GB. It uses the newest SATA3 6Gb/s bus which is twice the speed of previous SATA2. There is also support for AMD Dual Graphics Technology."See More

  • HighPoint Launches the Industry’s Most Affordable USB 3.0 1-Bay Storage Dock with Premier Feature Set – RocketStor 5411A

    HighPoint Launches the Industry’s Most Affordable USB 3.0 1-Bay Storage Dock with Premier Feature Set – RocketStor 5411A

    May 2014, Milpitas, CA. HighPoint Technologies, a pioneering force in the storage industry for over 18 years, announces the release of its latest USB 3.0 Storage Dock – the RocketStor 5411A.

  • Patriot Launches SmartShell, FlexFit, & SlimShell Offering Protection for iPad Air/mini & iPhone 5

    Patriot Launches SmartShell, FlexFit, & SlimShell Offering Protection for iPad Air/mini & iPhone 5

    FREMONT, CALIF., USA – May 19, 2014 - Patriot, renown for extreme performance, reliability, and innovation in the world of DRAM, flash products and mobile accessories, today  builds on its mobile accessory ecosystem with the launch of the SmartShell, FlexFit, and SlimShell cases for iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPhone 5/5S. The SmartShell, Flexfit, and SlimShell are the perfect convergence of protection, performance and fashion.

  • BIOSTAR’s A88MQ, A Micro ATX Board That Includes The “6+ Experience” Features

    BIOSTAR's A88MQ, A Micro ATX Board

    May 19th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR has released the A88MQ motherboard based on the new AMD FM2+ socket design that supports AMD Multi-Core (x4, x2) socket FM2+/FM2 processors AMD A-series/ E2-series processors all in a micro ATX form factor.

  • Lepa

    LEPA, announces its new series of fans, including the LEPA CASINO 4C Advance; LEPA BOL.QUIET PWM; LEPA BOL.QUIET Tri-Speed and the LEPA VORTEX 88C. The four series feature the patented BOL (Barometric Oil-less) bearing, a self-lubricating design with nano-particles.Available later in July, with MSRP as follows, BOL.QUIET PWM $14.99, BOL.QUIET Tri-Speed $12.99, Casino 4C Advance $18.99 VORTEX 88D $12.99.See More

  • CYBERPOWERPC -Unleash The Power

    Cyberpower Inc., a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, notebook systems, and high performance workstations, today announced its Power Mega Pro series – a redesigned family of AMD and Intel high-performance workstations powered by AMD and Intel processors that offer a minimum of 8 processing threads configurable up to 40 threads with dual Intel Xeon E6-2690 v2 processors. "From video editing to 3D design and rendering, the Power Mega Pro series is crafted with premium components to ensure a seamless, reliable computing experience to tackle the most demanding CPU and GPU-intensive applications."See More

  • AOC

    AOC announces the 24-inch Full HD IPS Display with ONKYO sound technology. With two 7W speakers onboard, the monitor is an ideal entertainment hub and has both VGA and HDMI inputs for easy connection to consoles, PCs and other electronic devices. The flicker-free LED backlit display offers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, and the IPS panel ensures consistent color and brightness regardless of viewing angle. The AOC 24-inch Full HD monitor ( i2473Pwm ) will be available for $249 MSRP at Amazon.com, and is backed by AOC’s three-year warranty as well as the EASE exchange program.See More

  • LEPA Introduces 4 New Barometric Oil-less Bearing Fans for Every Build Need

    LEPA Introduces 4 New Barometric Oil-less Bearing

    BOL bearing cross-section illustration

    LEPA, the LED fan expert, announces its new series of fans, including the LEPA CASINO 4C Advance; LEPA BOL.QUIET PWM; LEPA BOL.QUIET Tri-Speed and the LEPA VORTEX 88C. The four series feature the patented BOL (Barometric Oil-less) bearing, a self-lubricating design with nano-particles. BOL bearing features for minimal friction operation and is quieter than traditional 2 ball-bearing designs; the special nano-particles are especially applied for using in a high working ambient, with MTBF≧160,000 hours.

  • CYBERPOWERPC Announces Power Mega Pro High-Performance Workstations

    CYBERPOWERPC Announces Power Mega Pro High-Performance Workstations

    CITY of INDUSTRY, CA (May 15, 2014) – Cyberpower Inc., www.cyberpowerpc.com  a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, notebook systems, and high performance workstations, today announced its Power Mega Pro series – a redesigned family of AMD and Intel high-performance workstations powered by AMD and Intel processors that offer a minimum of 8 processing threads configurable up to 40 threads with dual Intel Xeon E6-2690 v2 processors.

  • AOC’s New 24-inch IPS Monitor Packs Two 7W ONKYO Speakers in a Full HD Display

    AOC’s New 24-inch IPS Monitor (i2473Pwm)

    Connect to PCs, gaming consoles, smartphones and DVD players to enjoy Full HD visuals and stereo quality sound while gaming, surfing the web or watching videos

    Fremont, Calif. – May 14, 2014 – AOC, a worldwide leader in display technology, today announces the 24-inch Full HD IPS Display with ONKYO sound technology. With two 7W speakers onboard, the monitor is an ideal entertainment hub and has both VGA and HDMI inputs for easy connection to consoles, PCs and other electronic devices. The flicker-free LED backlit display offers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, and the IPS panel ensures consistent color and brightness regardless of viewing angle. The AOC 24-inch Full HD monitor ( i2473Pwm ) will be available for $249 MSRP at Amazon.com, and is backed by AOC’s three-year warranty as well as the EASE exchange program.

  • "The 901 is definitely stylish, and this is in keeping with the design philosophy of a company that promotes the aesthetics of products first and foremost. So where does this design merge with functionality? This question is a fundamental part of industrial design (ID as it's known in the industry), and in our look at this striking enclosure we'll see how much substance there is to go along with all of that IN WIN style."

    PC Perspective

  • "Today Kaeyi takes a look at the Tt eSPORTS Level10M Hybrid gaming mouse, capable of wired or wireless operation, as well as a quick look at the White Ra Limited mouse pad and Hyperion headset stand."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "Thankfully Thermaltake designed the Commander G41 with user flexibility in mind. The removable hard drive cages made this build happen."

    Modders-Inc

  • "The ability to stream movies and other content to your TV is relatively commonplace thanks to set top boxes such as the Roku 3, Apple TV, gaming consoles that support streaming, and built-in functionality that comes with many of today's Blu-ray players and TVs. Even so, there's always room for additional competition, right? Amazon believes there is, and recently launched its Fire TV to prove it."

    Hot Hardware

  • Ocaholic

    "Dimastech Mini is one of the smaller bench test on the market and despite its small size is compatible with E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboards. The bench test uses two levels to manage and organize all components and offers interesting solutions. The product is available on official site in differents colors, on the following pages we will analyze the Dimastech Mini Aurora Blue."

    Ocaholic

  • Think Computers

    "Intel's 9 Series chipsets are here and with that brings a whole onslaught on new motherboards based on these chipsets. The two main chipsets in the 9 series are the Z97 and H97, which effectively replace and are upgrades to the Z87 and H87 chipsets respectively. Most of you are probably more interested in the Z97 chipset and that is what we will be covering today. We have our first Z97 motherboard in for review and it is the Z97-A from ASUS. It is their entry level board in their mainstream series with a modest price point of around $149.99. Even though this is an entry level board ASUS has still loaded it with features like SATA Express, M.2 support, their Crystal Sound 2 audio technology and a whole suite a incredible software. Let's see if this is the board to make your entry into Intel's Z87 chipset."

    Think Computers

  • TechnologyX

    "It's often overlooked, but have you ever taken a second to look at your vehicle and picture the amount of hours a person would have had to put in order to design the perfect shape, look and style of your vehicle? Now imagine looking at a new BMW 3 series, and picturing the amount of time it took to perfect that gorgeous exterior. Now, going one step further, imagine your gaming mouse looking that good. No, seriously... Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS have worked hand in hand with BMW DesignworksUSA to produce one of the best looking and functioning gaming mice on the planet. The Level 10 M Hybrid Mouse is probably the most gorgeous mouse we have seen to date."

    TechnologyX

  • "We have already seen the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 stamp its authority on the high-end air cooler market. Now the company is aiming for another fight with its single tower Dark Rock 3 CPU cooler. Can a balance between cooling performance and noise make the Dark Rock 3 a worthy contender?"

    Kitguru

  • "MSI's Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard may be targeted at gamers, but it also has solid enthusiast credentials. This thing is loaded with builder-friendly features, easy-to-use overclocking controls, and thoughtful little touches that seasoned enthusiasts should appreciate. And you can play games with it, too. Read on for our in-depth look at the board."

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

    "A couple of weeks ago CCP Games the creators behind the massive EVE Online MMORPG surprised everyone by announcing their latest game prototype called Project Legion which unlike their much acclaimed DUST 514 Multiplayer First Person Shooter PS3 title is to be released solely on PC. Naturally it's going to be a while before CCP Games manages to even release a beta of the game but this announcement combined with the release of several highly anticipated upcoming titles like Watch dogs, Squadron 42/Star Citizen, Alien: Isolation, Mad Max, Evolve and Elite Frontier and it's a safe bet that countless gamers around the world are going to be gearing up for them really soon. Logitech is not only amongst the oldest companies in the PC industry but they are also without doubt amongst the top gaming peripheral manufacturers in the market currently largely thanks to both the quality of their products and their excellent after sales support. For the past week we've been testing their latest G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse around the clock and today we can finally share our thoughts and opinion about it with all of you."

    NikkTech

  • MSI Gaming

    Tune-In and check out the latest in mobile gaming as the "world's lightest and thinnest gaming laptop," the MSI GS70 Stealth has returned and with updated PRO features,such as NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics and Super RAID 2 (three mSATA SSDs in RAID 0). And be sure to check out the latest gaming deals with MSI GT Dominator and GX Destroyer to get your Game-On! while on the Go! See More

  • MSI Gaming News MSI Connect On line MSI Facebook MSI on Twitter MSI on YouTube

    MSI News GS70 Stealth Goes PRO

  • AMD Radeon R9 Series

    AMD unleashes some great news for gamers,especially fans of the AMD Radeon R9 Series graphic cards! With the extreme popularity of AMD Radeon™ R9 Series graphics cards over the past few months, some gamers have found it hard to get their hands on these great products at suggested list prices."We've worked hard to make sure there are plenty of AMD Radeon™ graphics cards available in the market at suggested manufacturer prices for everyone to get one. Armed with Mantle, AMD TrueAudio technology and the recently refreshed Never Settle Forever game bundle, the AMD Radeon™ R9 Series graphics cards offer the performance and value in every segment from $179.99 to $1,499!"See More

  • AMD Radeon™ R9 Series graphics now at list price

    Gamers, we have good news!
    With the extreme popularity of AMD Radeon™ R9 Series graphics cards over the past few months, some gamers have found it hard to get their hands on these great products at suggested list prices.

  • Asustor

    ASUSTOR announces the establishment of a US technical support center in order to provide optimal support and service for all ASUSTOR NAS users in the United States. Users can call (toll free) or email the support center to receive instant and professional technical support from ASUSTOR. "A dedicated team of professional technical support engineers will provide solutions to any problems being reported."See More

  • ASUSTOR Establishes US Technical Support Center

    ASUSTOR Establishes US Technical Support Center
    ASUSTOR establishes US technical support center. Users can call toll free (884-278-7867) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to receive professional technical support from ASUSTOR.

    Taipei, Taiwan, May 16th, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the establishment of a US technical support center in order to provide optimal support and service for all ASUSTOR NAS users in the United States. Users can call (toll free) or email the support center to receive instant and professional technical support from ASUSTOR. A dedicated team of professional technical support engineers will provide solutions to any problems being reported.

  • ROCCAT Tyon

    Here’s a quick heads up onROCCAT who’ve crafted yet another perfect tool to help smother our gaming competition, all while upping our fun in the process. Meet theROCCAT Tyon, a new tool in the war for battlefield supremacy. An instrument custom designed to give FPS gamers more control, more options, and a dominant grip on every dimension of play. Land, sea, air -- the Tyon is engineered for complete command of the FPS world.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Phanteks Enthoo Pro full-tower computer case boasts compatibility with EATX, ATX, and mATX motherboards, plenty of options for 3.5 and 2.5 inch drives, and a large tinted window combined with a PSU shroud for a clean, attractive build. Cooling wise, the Enthoo Pro features mounts for up to ten case fans ranging from 120mm to 200mm in size, four different locations for radiators, and and a mount for an internal reservoir."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The Corsair Hydro Series H105 has redefined what one can expect from an AIO liquid CPU cooler. Making use of a thicker 38 mm radiator and Corsair's own SP fans designed to deliver high static pressure, this well-engineered cooler makes quick work of the competition."

    techPowerUp

  • "We've got an exciting System Guide update this time around. The CPU market has broken out of its rut, a spate of new motherboards has arrived, and Radeons have returned to their intended prices at last. Not only that, but we've followed reader feedback and broadened our CPU, case, and power supply recommendations, as well. The result is perhaps our best and most thorough guide yet."

    The Tech Report

  • "Today we will be taking a look at the Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router from NETGEAR. This is the top of the range WiFi router that NETGEAR offer, providing dual band gigabit 802.11ac wireless with a 1GHz dual core processor."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "OCZ has now replaced the RevoDrive 3 series with an almost completely re-designed product that we'll be looking at today. The RevoDrive 350 is based on the same OCZ VCA 2.0 (Virtualized Controller Architecture) technology as the previous generation but is now enabled with a PCI Express X8 card interface and up to 4 LSI SandForce SD-2282 SSD processors, along with 19nm Toshiba NAND Flash. The good news is, not only is the new RevoDrive 350 faster at 1.8GB/sec claimed bandwidth for sequential reads and 1.7GB/sec for sequential writes, but it's also significantly more affordable, at literally half the price of the previous gen RevoDrive."

    Hot Hardware

  • "The Crucial M550 sits next to the M500 as a high performance option. Interestingly, it uses 20nm flash which while older, can provide higher performance."

    HCW

  • "The TEW-818DRU is the next iteration after the TEW-812DRU (2nd revision) and features increased coverage, better wireless speeds and two USB ports for connecting additional storage devices. TRENDnet proposes an alternative DD-WRT open-source firmware for it which we can flash with ease; while the current open-source version is not 100% stable and the USB storage on DD-WRT is not working properly at the moment, we are hoping for a revised variant in the near future in order to fix these issues."

    Madshrimps

  • Ocaholic

    "Comparisons of two mid-range (roughly) graphics cards with one high-end VGA are almost always good for some really interesting results. Today we're having a look at what two AMD Radeon R9 280X graphics cards can do against one NVIDIA GTX TITAN. The two R9 280X cards are quite a bit cheaper and we're really curious to find out which setup is going to be quicker."

    Ocaholic

  • NikkTech

    "Portable power banks (or battery packs as i like to call them) may have been around for quite some time now but it seems that many people i know of don't seem to care much about carrying such a gadget with them at all times. Luckily the growing number of companies that have as their sole job to design and manufacture portable battery packs and the infinite number of models currently available in the market mean that the same doesn't apply for most people and so such devices just might be amongst the top hottest things in the market currently. From the moment NikKTech came online we have used and reviewed quite a few such devices some of which yielded exemplary results while others unfortunately didn't even make it to our pages due to hardware errors. XTPower is behind some of the best models currently out in the market including the massive MP-23000A (although now they released the MP-32000A) which we reviewed a while back but since it was obviously too much for most people we just had to check their more "mainstream" models the first of which is the XT-10000ADF Portable Battery."

    NikkTech

  • Thecus Announces Compatibility with Seagate's 6TB HDD

    Thecus  announces compatibility between its enterprise solutions and Seagate’s 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 - the world’s fastest 6TB hard disk drive. By supporting the pinnacle in current drive technology, Thecus again establishes itself as a trail blazer in the network attached storage industry.See More

  • Thecus Announces Compatibility with Seagate's 6TB HDD

    Thecus Announces Compatibility with Seagate's 6TB HDD
    Thecus Enterprise Solutions Ready for World's Fastest 6TB HDD

    May 15 2014, Milpitas, California – Thecus today announces compatibility between its enterprise solutions and Seagate’s 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 - the world’s fastest 6TB hard disk drive. By supporting the pinnacle in current drive technology, Thecus again establishes itself as a trail blazer in the network attached storage industry.

  • SP/ Silicon Power

    SP/ Silicon Power, announces the launch of a great capacity upgrade on its five hot-sale USB 3.0 portable hard drives to 2TB. Featuring great capacity, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 transfer interface, rugged military-grade protection and various trendy designs, SP 2TB portable hard drives are designed to be the whole package that satisfies all the needs for function, action and fashion.See More

  • Cryorig

    For the first time ever, professional cooling solution and PC peripherals brand CRYORIG will be participating in the coming 2014 Computex Exhibition. CRYORIG will be showing their full line of products including the newly announced CRYORIG C1 ITX cooler. Besides showing newly released models, "CRYORIG will also be showing off multiple unannounced prototypes and revealing some exciting new product lines, project previews and innovative breakthroughs in PC cooling technology. Also, grab a first glimpse of our all-new H series heatsinks only at Computex 2014!"See More

  • BitFenix

    BitFenix introduces the Neos PC chassis,the latest case design from the BitFenix Design Lab. "With clean, uncluttered styling, multiple color options, and excellent upgradability, Neos brings the value case segment to the next level."The Neos chassis boasts "a design that was simple enough to fit into just about any decor, but also have enough personality to enable users to express their own personal style."See More

  • SP/ Silicon Power Releases the Latest 2TB Upgrade on Its Numerous USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives

    SP/ Silicon Power Releases the Latest 2TB Upgrade on Its Numerous USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 15th, 2014 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today proudly announces the launch of a great capacity upgrade on its five hot-sale USB 3.0 portable hard drives to 2TB. Featuring great capacity, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 transfer interface, rugged military-grade protection and various trendy designs, SP 2TB portable hard drives are designed to be the whole package that satisfies all the needs for function, action and fashion. No more worries about little capacity, SP 2TB portable hard drives realize the real all-inclusive storage solution that users can easily backup and store great numbers of documents, photos, music and videos in one device only.

  • Color Your World with BitFenix Neos

    Color Your World with BitFenix Neos
    Smart and simple case design with multiple color options to suit your own personal style

    (BitFenix Design Lab, May 15, 2014) – Introducing Neos, the latest case design from the BitFenix Design Lab. With clean, uncluttered styling, multiple color options, and excellent upgradability, Neos brings the value case segment to the next level.

  • Meet CRYORIG at the upcoming Computex 2014

    Meet CRYORIG at the upcoming Computex 2014

    For the first time ever, professional cooling solution and PC peripherals brand CRYORIG will be participating in the coming 2014 Computex Exhibition. CRYORIG will be showing their full line of products including the newly announced CRYORIG C1 ITX cooler. Besides showing newly released models, CRYORIG will also be showing off multiple unannounced prototypes and revealing some exciting new product lines, project previews and innovative breakthroughs in PC cooling technology. Also, grab a first glimpse of our all-new H series heatsinks only at Computex 2014!

  • Diamond Multimedia

    Diamond Multimedia today introduced the newest addition to its Wireless Range Extender product line, the Dual Band WR600NSI Wireless Range Extender. The new WR600NSI acts as a Wireless Repeater and Range Extender, and Wireless Bridge Device that eliminates wireless dead spots." The Diamond WR600NSI is now available at the Diamond Multimedia Online Store, and will be available in late May, 2014 and at authorized resellers at $59.99 retail.See More

  • Diamond Multimedia Announces Dual Band 2.4Ghz/5.0Ghz 300Mbps Wall-Plugged Wireless Range Extender (WR600NSI)

    Diamond Dual Band 2.4Ghz/5.0Ghz Wireless 802.11n Range Extender

    Dual Band 2.4Ghz/5.0Ghz 802.11n Concurrent 300Mbps Wireless Ranger Extender With Receive Signal Strength Indicator LED; Share Large Files, Printing and Storage Quickly and Reliably in Wider Ranges in Your Home or Office

    LOS ANGELES, CA-- May 14, 2014 -  Diamond Multimedia today introduced the newest addition to its Wireless Range Extender product line, the Dual Band WR600NSIWireless Range Extender. The new WR600NSI acts as a Wireless Repeater and Range Extender, and Wireless Bridge Device that eliminates wireless dead spots. The Dual Band 300Mbps Wireless Range Extender supports 300Mbps for 2.4GHz band, and 300Mbps band for 5.0GHz. It also comes with MIMO, 2T2R for 802.11b/g/n for 2.4GHz band and 2T2R for 802.11a/n for 5GHz band. This second-generation device is even easier to set up and has a new LED signal indicator and it can extend the wireless range as far as 30 meters.

  • AMD

    AMD announces that its SeaMicro SM15000™ server set a significant industry benchmark record for hyperscale cloud computing with a demonstration that highlights how OpenStack can quickly and reliably provision on-demand computing services at scale. The test provisioned 168,000 virtual machines on 576 physical hosts. The first 75,000 virtual machines were deployed in six hours and thirty minutes. "This is the largest known demonstration of OpenStack scalability ever. AMD achieved the record in collaboration with Canonical using the Ubuntu OpenStack (Icehouse) distribution."See More

  • AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000™ Server Sets Industry Benchmark Record for Hyperscale OpenStack Clouds

    Canonical Ubuntu OpenStack 14.04 (Icehouse) on SeaMicro SM15000 Server Scales to 168,000 Virtual Machines

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. 5/13/2014 -- AMD(NYSE: AMD) today announced that its SeaMicro SM15000™ server set a significant industry benchmark record for hyperscale cloud computing with a demonstration that highlights how OpenStack can quickly and reliably provision on-demand computing services at scale. The test provisioned 168,000 virtual machines on 576 physical hosts. The first 75,000 virtual machines were deployed in six hours and thirty minutes. This is the largest known demonstration of OpenStack scalability ever. AMD achieved the record in collaboration with Canonical using the Ubuntu OpenStack (Icehouse) distribution. MaaS (Metal as a Service), part of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu OpenStack, was used to deliver the bare metal servers, storage and networking. The solution is available today and is the most scalable, automated application for deploying OpenStack in hyperscale environments.

  • "Seasonic decided to silently update their G-550 model to add Haswell support. The company did not change the model number, but did add a Haswell-ready badge to the box. The G-550 is an affordable product for users on a tight budget who, want a reliable PSU with great performance for a mid-level system."

    techPowerUp

  • "Recently Seagate began really pushing the high end of the storage market again with the launch of their Enterprise Capacity 3.5 v4 range. With models at 5TB and 6TB we can create some pretty spectacular storage systems but they are more than just that. Seagate have also tuned them for high performance... so massive capacity and speeds quoted over 200MB/s read/write from a single mechanical drive? Today we have the 6TB version attached to our system, let's see if it can live up to the claims."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "All-in-one liquid coolers seem to be all the rage with several companies introducing expandable systems for integration of a system chipset or graphics cooling block to the loop. We will be exploring the performance of two of our previously reviewed coolers to see just how well those liquid coolers can handle the addition of an additional in-line graphics card block. Both the Koolance EXT-440CU Liquid Cooling System and the Cooler Master Glacer 240L Liquid CPU Cooler were used with the ASUS Poseidon GTX 780 graphics card placed in-line for testing."

    PC Perspective

  • "Thermaltake has a new gaming keyboard to offer to the market and not just a standard keyboard. The new Thermaltake eSPORTS Poseidon Z keyboard is mechanical and fully backlit."

    Modders-Inc

  • "Ranger is ROG's most aggressive price/performance motherboard in the Intel Z97 lineup. It comes furnished with the ever popular black and red theme and is packed with numerous innovative features. But does such a low price-tag mean there are also plenty of cut-backs? Join us as we explore this exciting new ROG Z97 motherboard."

    Vortez

  • Ocaholic

    "When Intel introduced their Z87 Chipset almost one year ago, ASUS decided to round-off the lower end of their Maximus portfolio with the Maximus VI Hero. Meanwhile Intel has launched the Z97 chipset and they're again expanding their ROG lineup by another entry level model. This time the board is called Maximus VII Ranger and the new model marks the entry into ASUS's ROG class. With this board the worlds largest motherboard maker is targeting mainly gamers and therefore there should be quite a few interesting features."

    Ocaholic

  • "Last summer Phanteks won our hearts with the Enthoo Primo aluminium case – which claimed a 'Must Have' award despite a price tag of £199.99. This success led to a huge amount of anticipation for the upcoming Phanteks Enthoo Pro as we were promised a case that carried over the core thinking behind the Primo, but at half the price."

    Kitguru

  • SanDisk Introduces Security-Certified Self-Encrypting Solid State Drive for Corporate Environments
    New X300s Client SSD Designed to Secure Enterprise & Employee Data

    SanDisk announces self-encrypting X300s SSD.

    MILPITAS, Calif., May 13, 2014 – SanDisk Corporation(NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the availability of the company’s first, self-encrypting solid state drive—the SanDisk X300s SSD™. Leveraging TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft Encrypted Hard Drive hardware-based encryption, coupled with a new SSD administration dashboard for easier audit and compliance management, the new X300s SSD delivers maximum data protection and performance to help address IT decision makers’ top data management and security challenges. In making today’s announcement, SanDisk also unveiled a broad ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISV) that enables enhanced security scalability of the X300s SSD.

  • EK Water Blocks

    "EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana-based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new value oriented water block for the NVIDIA® Maxwell GM107 GPU based GeForce® GTX 750- and GTX 750 Ti series graphics cards - the EK-FC750 GTX."See More

  • EK introduces NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 (Ti) water block

    EK introduces NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 (Ti) water block

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana-based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new value oriented water block for the NVIDIA® Maxwell GM107 GPU based GeForce® GTX 750- and GTX 750 Ti series graphics cards - the EK-FC750 GTX.

  • Thermaltake

    Thermaltake biennially announces a special edition of Level 10 in a Titanium finish, restricted to 500 builds worldwide, will take orders in July and time to market in September. Designed in collaboration with BMW Group DesignWorksUSA since 2009, Thermaltake Level 10 Series are highly appreciated and gained numerous awards like Red Star, IDEA, Good Design, Golden Pin Design, iF, reddot, and d&i for its intelligent design in succession. From the very first launch of Level 10, Thermaltake has redefined the architectural aesthetics of chassis design, continuously driving toward the corporate mission of “delivering the perfect user experience”.See More

  • Thermaltake at the COMPUTEX 2014
    World Premiere of the New Thermaltake Level 10 Gaming Station
    Titanium Limited Edition : There Can Be No Substitute for the Best
    500 units limited edition pre-order in July &
    officially launch in September

    Thermaltake Level 10 Gaming Station Titanium Limited Edition World Premiere at the COMPUTEX 2014!

    Taipei, Taiwan – 14, May 2014Thermaltake biennially announces a special edition of Level 10 in a Titanium finish, restricted to 500 builds worldwide, will take orders in July and time to market in September. Designed in collaboration with BMW Group DesignWorksUSA since 2009, Thermaltake Level 10 Series are highly appreciated and gained numerous awards like Red Star, IDEA, Good Design, Golden Pin Design, iF, reddot, and d&i for its intelligent design in succession. From the very first launch of Level 10, Thermaltake has redefined the architectural aesthetics of chassis design, continuously driving toward the corporate mission of “delivering the perfect user experience”. In Summer, Thermaltake Level 10 Titanium version would convey a unique and unmatched massage to everyone with modern, innovative, futuristic and stunningly elegant style which will revive the famous Level 10 Gaming Station Titanium Limited Edition at COMPUTEX Taipei 2014 (Nangang Exhibition Hall, 4th floor, booth no. M620), from 3rd- 7th June, 2014.

  • Cooler Master

    Cooler Master proudly announces the latest V Semi-Modular (VSM) Series Power Supplies, with models available with 550W, 650W, and 750W ratings "This new series boasts 100% Japanese capacitors, semi-modular cables for easy maintenance, and high 80 PLUS Gold efficiency -- all while being backed by our Gold Guarantee service plan for outstanding durability and total confidence in your next system build."See More

  • NVIDIA

    Fans of the all-time gaming classic, Half Life 2, are in for some great news, as NVIDIA announces that Half Life 2 and the masterpiece Portal, are available to download and play on SHIELD. "This news is just the latest example of how we’re working hard to build a thriving ecosystem of games on the Android platform. Half-Life 2and Portal join more than 300 SHIELD-supported Android games now available."See More

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE launched earlier this month their new 9 series motherboards based on the Intel® Z97/H97 chipsets with support for 4th and 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors. Out of this new series, GIGABYTE is now proud to present the Super Overclocking (SOC) models with the Z97X-SOC Force and Z97X-SOC motherboards. "With all the Performance and Features to Have You ‘Overclock Like a Pro’."See More

  • GIGABYTE Presents 9 Series Overclocking Motherboards and Sets 9 New World Records at Launch

    GIGABYTE Presents 9 Series Overclocking Motherboards and Sets 9 New World Records at Launch
    Performance and Features to Have You ‘Overclock Like a Pro’

    Taipei, Taiwan, May 13th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards launched earlier this month their new 9 series motherboards based on the Intel® Z97/H97 chipsets with support for 4th and 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors. Out of this new series, GIGABYTE is now proud to present the Super Overclocking (SOC) models with the Z97X-SOC Force and Z97X-SOC motherboards.

  • The Greatest PC Games of All-Time - Half-Life 2 and Portal - Now Available on SHIELD

    Half-Life 2 and Portal - Now Available on SHIELD

    Surprise! We announced last month that we’ve been working with Valve to bring the critically acclaimed game Portal to SHIELD. Today, we can share some more exciting news.

    SHIELD owners can also download the masterpiece - Half-Life 2 from Google Play, in addition to Portal.

  • Cooler Master V Semi-Modular Series
    The Gold Guarantee

    Cooler Master Announces V Semi-Modular Series PSU with the Gold Guarantee

    Chino, CA — May 13th —Cooler Master is proud to announce our latest V Semi-Modular (VSM) Series Power Supplies. This new series boasts 100% Japanese capacitors, semi-modular cables for easy maintenance, and high 80 PLUS Gold efficiency -- all while being backed by our Gold Guarantee service plan for outstanding durability and total confidence in your next system build.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "ASUS tries to cover all the bases in the enthusiast market, and their TUF series motherboards are aimed at those who prize toughness and stability. Built with military-spec capacitors, chokes, and MOSFETs, and features such as extra ESD (electrostatic discharge) resistance, the Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 motherboard also includes ASUS' unique Thermal Armor system and a custom processor to monitor the board's voltages and temperatures, which is part of the Thermal Radar 2 system. Of course it also includes features common to their other motherboards such as the Digi+ fully digital power system and their best-in-class UEFI BIOS to control it all. A five-year warranty tops it all off."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "CRYORIG and their R1 Universal have redefined what makes a high-end air cooler. Packing some serious features and never before seen memory clearance on a cooler of this size, it not only performs like a champ, it could make the competition appear obsolete in comparison."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "Continuous price drops in the storage industry have made it possible for many people to currently have at least one brand new external 2-3TB drive sitting ontop of their desks. Unfortunately not everyone can afford to get new drives all the time and so if you happen to have a couple of let's say 1TB ones laying around chances are that you will want to make good use of them and to do so you obviously need an external HDD enclosure that can fit both. There are many available USB 3.0 compatible models in the market some of which can even hold up to 8 drives but there aren't really many that allow the owner to use the drives in anything other than single and/or BIG mode. Today on our test bench we have the latest dual bay addition in the ICY BOX line by RaidSonic, the IB-RD3662U3S External HDD RAID Enclosure."

    NikkTech

  • "Today on our test bench we will be taking a look at the K10 gaming keyboard from i-Rocks. The K10 is from the ROCK series of peripherals, which includes a mouse, the M09 and the A05 headset along with the C10 mouse mat and is promoted as a serious alternative to mechanical gaming keyboards, with an extra-long key stroke distance for a standard membrane keyboard."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "Will adding a single AMD Radeon R9 290X video card to the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 work? Will you get triple-GPU performance, ala TriFire CrossFire performance? This just might be a more financially feasible configuration for gamers versus QuadFire that provides a great gaming experience in Eyefinity and 4K resolutions."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Ocaholic

    "With the Extreme 6, ASRock usually has a well equipped motherboard in its portfolio, which comes with a plethora of features. In case of the Z97 version the manufacturer seems to make no exception and especially the variety of connectors for storage media is interesting. With this motherboard ASRock introduces an Ultra M.2 slots that offers no less than 32 Gigabit of bandwidth."

    Ocaholic

  • Think Computers

    "Many gamers have heard of the company Roccat before as it is a gaming accessory company based out of Europe. They have been bringing their high end products to the USA for a few years now. One of their big sellers was their ISKU gaming keyboard which had many different macro combinations you were able to utilize thanks to the Easy Shift[+] Zones they incorporated to the keyboard along with the Thumbster keys. Now that Roccat has moved into mechanical keyboards and they have used the ISKU platform and changed a few things around and tossing in some Cherry MX Black switches which lead to the birth of the Roccat Ryos MK Glow keyboard."

    Think Computers

  • TechnologyX

    "The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive is a small device, less than half the size of your average cell phone. It has an aesthetically pleasing look to it, as well. So what does it do? Well, in short, it's a way to add storage to your wireless multimedia devices. It broadcasts its own Wi-Fi network, which you connect to with your wireless device, and streams audio/video content."

    TechnologyX

  • Computing on Demand

    "If there is one thing that gets my cooling fans spinning, it is a nice case. Computer cases range from garbage to extraordinary. The wide selection of manufacturers, styles, colors, and features can make picking one a daunting task. Sometimes, an inexpensive good-looking case leaves you wanting features you found in a more expensive, less appealing (downright ugly) case. Well, there are only a few "go to" manufacturers for me, and believe me, Fractal Design is moving up the ladder quickly. After Fractal Designs released the Define R4, I didn't look back. Let's see if they can keep up the good work with the ARC Mini R2."

    Computing on Demand

  • "In the wake of Zardon's amazing Top 10 listing of the greatest headphones 2014 we look at a much more affordable pair of headphones in this review. No more Grado or Sennheiser headphones weighing in at well over £1,000 as Mionix are aiming the 'regular luxury' part of the market. Will the £100 Nash 20 be heard above the crowd?"

    Kitguru

  • "The way I see it if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well. When it comes to enthusiast hardware, either overclocking or gaming, hardware makers need to reach beyond the target communities and spend some effort advertising their hardware and events."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "Have you ever gone on a bike ride through the woods or torn down the slopes on your snowboard and wished you could capture all of that action in glorious full HD to share with your friends and family? The market for action cameras continues to grow and one of the more compelling offerings that we've seen is the PAPAGO! GoLife Extreme, an ultralight and rugged camera that was "designed for intense outdoor sports." Let's see if it really is a barrel of fun."

    MegaTechNews

  • KTC

    KTC announces a new tablet and all new products to be showcased at COMPUTEX 2014, D0413, First Floor, No. 5, Hsin-yi Rd., Sec. 5,Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1, Taipei 11011, Taiwan. " The expected H8, a new generation of 3G tablet PC, adopts a quad-core CPU and an octa-core GPU, 8-inch 1280x800 HD IPS screen, 4×1.2Ghz MTK8389 tablet solution based on the Cortex-A7 architecture, and 1GB DDR3 RAM. It is running on the stock Android 4.2 OS, featuring a 6mm narrow-bezel design."See More

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  • ADATA

    ADATA cordially invites all attendees to “Experience the Radiance of Technology” at COMPUTEX 2014 in Nangang Exhibition Hall booth number J0606. "Attendees to ADATA's booth will be able to receive a hands-on experience with ADATA's products and solutions, complete with live demos, of ADATA's latest SSD solutions, and latest innovations in industrial memory, and storage products."See More

  • Thecus

    Thecus announces that they will be at COMPUTEX 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan, from June 3 to June 7. Thecus invites all interested parties to visit their booth (J0617 in Nangang Exhibition Hall 1F) to get a first-hand look at some of its latest offerings and technology, such as "Thecus's new Daisy Chaining technology, which will combine the capacities of 80 drives" and new 4-bay NAS.See More

  • Noctua

    Noctua today expanded its product portfolio with two new fan product lines and a wide range of accessory kits. Whereas the redux line addresses price-conscious users by reissuing some of Noctua’s most popular, award-winning models and presenting them in streamlined, more affordable packages, the industrialPPC (Protected Performance Cooling) line is conceived for industrial heavy duty applications that require enhanced cooling performance and advanced ingress protection.See More

  • be quiet!

    be quiet!, for eight consecutive years the market leader for PC power supplies in Germany*, is fully prepared in advance of stricter European regulations for Energy-related Products (ErP) that come into force July 1, 2014. "All power supplies made by be quiet! already fulfill the new energy-efficiency criteria and thus are ErP 2014 ready."See More

  • KTC Rolls Out Next Generation of Tablet PCs

    KTC Rolls Out Next Generation of Tablet PCs

    May 13th, 2014, Shenzhen, China – With mobile internet reaching into more aspects of life, basic forms of social interaction and work have changed significantly. Simply by touching the screen, one can communicate with others, obtain real-time information and use applications for office productivity, entertainment and relaxation, all of which are based on the rapid popularization of smartphones and tablet devices.

  • ADATA to Display Full Range of Products at COMPUTEX 2014

    ADATA to Display Full Range of Products at COMPUTEX 2014
    Experience the Radiance of Technology at Nangang Exhibition Hall Booth J0606

     
    Taipei, Taiwan – May 13, 2014 – ADATA Technology Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, cordially invites all attendees to “Experience the Radiance of Technology” at COMPUTEX 2014 in Nangang Exhibition Hall booth number J0606

  • Thecus® Empowering Professionals at COMPUTEX 2014

    Thecus to Showcase Daisy Chaining and New 4-Bay NAS at COMPUTEX 2014.
    Daisy Chain with 80 Drives and New 4-Bay NAS on Show


    May 13 2014, Milpitas, California– Network storage expert Thecus will be at COMPUTEX 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan, from June 3 to June 7. Thecus invites all interested parties to visit their booth (J0617 in Nangang Exhibition Hall 1F) to get a first-hand look at some of its latest offerings and technology.

  • Noctua introduces two new fan product lines and accessory kits

    Noctua introduces two new fan product lines and accessory kits


    Vienna, May 13th 2014 - Noctua today expanded its product portfolio with two new fan product lines and a wide range of accessory kits. Whereas the redux line addresses price-conscious users by reissuing some of Noctua’s most popular, award-winning models and presenting them in streamlined, more affordable packages, the industrialPPC (Protected Performance Cooling) line is conceived for industrial heavy duty applications that require enhanced cooling performance and advanced ingress protection.

  •  All be quiet! power supplies already comply with the new efficiency regulations

    All be quiet! power supplies already comply with the new efficiency regulations
    From July a more stringent EU Energy-related Products Directive (ErP) applies

    Glinde, May 13th, 2014 - be quiet!, for eight consecutive years the market leader for PC power supplies in Germany*, is fully prepared in advance of stricter European regulations for Energy-related Products (ErP) that come into force July 1, 2014. All power supplies made by be quiet! already fulfill the new energy-efficiency criteria and thus are ErP 2014 ready.

  • MSI launches new line of Z97 Classic motherboards tailored to perfection

    MSI, world leader in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its new line of Intel® Z97 and H97 based motherboards are now available. With a choice of no less than 26 new models including Mini-ITX, microATX and ATX models, MSI motherboards are the best choice of millions of gamers, overclockers, pc enthusiasts and businesses world-wide and this number grows every day. Signifying its capabilities and design the MSI Z97 XPOWER AC is the culmination of overclocking know-how and technology and the flagship of MSI’s OC motherboards. It is the second motherboard to be awarded the COMPUTEX Best Choice Golden Award. MSI’s Z97 GAMING lineup features completely new models with the breath-taking Z97 GAMING 9 AC at the gamers’ choice, featuring the best on-board gaming audio ever with Xtreme Audio DAC and Audio Boost 2. Fans of MSI’s classic black and blue colors can look forward to new models like Z97S SLI PLUS that combines good looks with plenty of features at a competitive price point. People looking to upgrade now can rest assured that future 4th and 5th Intel® socket 1150 based processors will be supported on MSI Z97 and H97 motherboards.

  • MSI Gaming

    MSI, is pleased to announces its new line of Intel® Z97 and H97 based motherboards are now available. "With 10 new models available in Mini-ITX, microATX and ATX size, the new Z97 GAMING motherboards from MSI are decorated with luscious new heat-sinks that highlight an arsenal of new features found on the boards. With the focus on Speed, Sound and Stability MSI GAMING provides every essential component of a true gaming system and then some!"See More

  • MSI Gaming News MSI Connect On line MSI Facebook MSI on Twitter MSI on YouTube

    MSI News - New Z97 GAMING Motherboards

  • Individually Sleeved PSU Cables Now Standard on ORIGIN PC Award-Winning GENESIS and MILLENNIUM Desktops

    ORIGIN PC is now offering individually, black sleeved, power supply cables on their award-winning line of MILLENNIUM and GENESIS desktops. "From the external look of your ORIGIN PC, down to the color of internal wiring, only with ORIGIN PC can you find this level of customization at no additional charge." ORIGIN PC will also allow customers to choose from a variety of different colored sleeves such as white, red, green or blue for a competitive upgraded price of only $25 to match the overall look of their system.See More

  • Individually Sleeved PSU Cables Now Standard on ORIGIN PC Award-Winning GENESIS and MILLENNIUM Desktops

    Individually Sleeved PSU Cables Now Standard on ORIGIN PC Award-Winning GENESIS and MILLENNIUM Desktops

    Miami, FL,– ORIGIN PC is now offering individually, black sleeved, power supply cables on their award-winning line of MILLENNIUM and GENESIS desktops. From the external look of your ORIGIN PC, down to the color of internal wiring, only with ORIGIN PC can you find this level of customization at no additional charge. ORIGIN PC will also allow customers to choose from a variety of different colored sleeves such as white, red, green or blue for a competitive upgraded price of only $25 to match the overall look of their system.

  • "The Cougar MX500 is a mainstream chassis for mainstream gamers. Without any crazy bells and whistles, it offers everything you need for a clean, functional system. We dig right in to figure out whether it also has everything we would expect a chassis of its price-point to feature."

    techPowerUp

  • TechnologyX

    "A few years ago, good audio and great style never seemed to mix until Beats and Monster introduced their popular Beats line taking the consumer audio market by storm. Nowadays, headphones have become a bit of a fashion item. Many industry oriented audio companies are starting to bring their expertise to the consumer market, offering fashionable and high quality products aimed at the mainstream consumer. One such manufacturer is Sennheiser, a German company whose products are known throughout the industry to offer some of the best audio equipment around. Today we are reporting on the Sennheiser Momentum, possibly the first upper tier headphone Sennheiser's produced with the mainstream consumer in mind."

    TechnologyX

  • "A4Tech has come to the gaming peripheral market with an interesting proposition: the ZL5 mouse. In the reviewed version with the "A" letter in the end (activated), we get all software options unlocked which are suitable for many game types like shooters, MMOs, RPGs and so on. The mouse has a pretty sleek design and incorporates the high-performance Avago 9800 sensor for delivering up to 9800DPI in different, pre-programmed steps."

    Madshrimps

  • "Join us for a thrilling episode featuring two special guests, two great reviews, and one absent Jordan."

    The Tech Report

  • "The be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 sheds a couple inches, adds some new curves, and reveals a hidden, polished, sexy side that increases TDP dissipation up to 250 Watts. Is this new cooler just a pretty face or does it really have some dark magic? Our many hours of testing with one of Intel's 6-core processors shall reveal that answer!"

    Futurelooks

  • NikkTech

    "Overclockers, enthusiasts and gamers are perhaps the 3 main groups of people who put performance above everything else including money and noise levels so it's really no surprise that their choices include high airflow towers and hardware components with excellent performance yet very high power consumption and noise levels. Not everyone however is a fan of noise and that's why many people either turn towards passive CPU Cooling solutions (for example the HR22) or towards AIO Liquid CPU Coolers that can do a very good job at keeping the CPU Cool without the need of high airflow levels inside the tower. Roughly two years ago Thermaltake released the Water 2.0 line of AIO Liquid CPU Coolers which did a great job competing with the similar solutions released by Antec and Corsair so it was only a matter of time before Thermaltake took that line back to the drawing board and improve it as much as possible. Today we will be taking a look at the Water 3.0 Pro AIO Liquid Cooling Solution which aims to dominate the single 120mm AIO market."

    NikkTech

  • "The Z97X-Gaming G1-WIFI-BK Black Edition is a premium motherboard designed primarily for gamers. One such feature which diversifies this offering is the integration of the PLX 8747 chip which paves the way for greater bandwidth over the four PCI express slots which accommodate 4-way SLI/CrossfireX."

    Vortez

  • "So for some time now we have known that the next generation Intel chipset was on the way and today it properly launches under the Z97 branding. We have three boards to run through our performance tests today, all with completely different approaches to Z97 and they are Gigabytes Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK, the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 and the Maximus VII Hero from ASUS."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "MSI received great critical and public acclaim with its Gaming range of motherboards, based on Intel's 8-series chipsets. Aiming to repeat that success with Intel's new 9-series chipsets, we analyse MSI's Z97 Gaming 5 motherboard to see if it can set off where its predecessors left."

    Kitguru

  • "We tested a quintet of Z97 based motherboards from MSI, EVGA, and Gigabyte, using Intel's current flagship Haswell-based processor, the Core i7-4770K. The Z97 Express chipset was designed to be a modern companion to Intel's high-end Haswell-based desktop processors, that adds more high speed SATA ports and M.2 / SATA Express SSD support, but it is also ready for next-gen Broadwell-based processors."

    Hot Hardware

  • Thermaltake

    Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS celebrate another victory as 5 products earns the honorable COMPUTEX d&i Awards. "There are five models from Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS that stood out among 288 works from 9 countries in particular : Thermaltake Satellite Notebook Cooler, Toughpower DPS and Tt eSPORTS SYBARIS Hybrid wired/wireless Headset, Level 10 M Hybrid Mouse and VERTO Gaming Headset reached the high specifications of the Degree of Innovation, Design Quality, Craftsmanship, Choice of Materials, Environmental Friendliness, Functionality, Utility Value, Safety, Ergonomics, Universal Design and Product Identity / Branding, a total of 11 criteria to amaze the jury! "See More

  • Five models from Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS win the 7th “COMPUTEX d&i Awards 2014”!

    Five models from Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS win the 7th “COMPUTEX d&i Awards 2014”!
    Thermaltake Satellite Notebook Cooler & Toughpower DPS
    Tt eSPORTS SYBARIS Hybrid wired/wireless Headset, Level 10 M Hybrid Mouse & VERTO Gaming Headset
    Demonstrates superior innovative technological design

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 12, 2014 – Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS are celebrating a brilliant victory in the huge design competition organised by iF Forum Design The annual world famous “COMPUTEX d&i Awards 2014” operated by TAITRA(Taiwan External Trade Development Council) and iF Forum Design recently announced the recipients this year. There are five models from Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS that stood out among 288 works from 9 countries in particular : Thermaltake Satellite Notebook Cooler, Toughpower DPS andTt eSPORTS SYBARIS Hybrid wired/wireless Headset, Level 10 M Hybrid Mouse and VERTO Gaming Headset reached the high specifications of the Degree of Innovation, Design Quality, Craftsmanship, Choice of Materials, Environmental Friendliness, Functionality, Utility Value, Safety, Ergonomics, Universal Design and Product Identity / Branding, a total of 11 criteria to amaze the jury! Thermaltake once again picked up  this prestigious honor marking its record seventh year in a row! Receiving the “COMPUTEX d&i Awards” this year further shows the innovative brand spirits and supreme technological design ability of Thermaltake to the world! All of these awarded items will be showcased with the temendous new products at the 2014 COMPUTEX Exhibition in Taipei during June 3-7, 2014 (Booth location: Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, 4th floor, M620)

  • SP / Silicon Power

    SP/ Silicon Power, announces its participation in the 2014 Embedded Systems Expo (ESEC) at Tokyo Big Sight ( Tokyo International Exhibition Center ) from May 14th to 16th, 2014. During the event, SP will be showcasing its complete and comprehensive lineup of embedded storage solutions and delivering professional consulting services at the booth- West 10-38. "After years of effort and development, SP will display its competitive as well as cost-effective industrial products that are perfectly designed for diverse and customized industrial computing applications at ESEC, one of the largest and most influential embedded system technology exhibitions all over the world."See More

  • SP/ Silicon Power to Showcase the Latest Advanced Industrial Solutions at ESEC 2014 in Japan

    SP/ Silicon Power to Showcase the Latest Advanced Industrial Solutions at ESEC 2014 in Japan

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 12th, 2014 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of industrial solutions and memory storage products, today announces its participation in the 2014 Embedded Systems Expo (ESEC) at Tokyo Big Sight ( Tokyo International Exhibition Center ) from May 14th to 16th, 2014. During the event, SP will be showcasing its complete and comprehensive lineup of embedded storage solutions and delivering professional consulting services at the booth- West 10-38. After years of effort and development, SP will display its competitive as well as cost-effective industrial products that are perfectly designed for diverse and customized industrial computing applications at ESEC, one of the largest and most influential embedded system technology exhibitions all over the world.

  • HighPoint Technologies

    HighPoint Technologies, announces that their revolutionary 40-Port 6Gb/s SATA HBA has been integrated into Backblaze’s Storage Pod 4.0 solution; a cost effective, high throughput mass storage solution designed for online backup services. "The dual Rocket 750 HBA’s unique HBA architecture provides a dedicated 6Gb/s SATA channel for each of the unit’s 45 4TB hard disks, while quadrupling transfer performance over Storage Pod 3.0."See More

  • HighPoint Rocket 750 40-Port 6Gb/s SATA HBA’s integrated into Backblaze Storage Pod 4.0!

    HighPoint Rocket 750 40-Port 6Gb/s SATA HBA's integrated into Backblaze Storage Pod 4.0!

    May 2014 – Milpitas, CA –HighPoint Technologies, a pioneering force in the storage industry for the past 19 years, announces that their revolutionary 40-Port 6Gb/s SATA HBA has been integrated into Backblaze’s Storage Pod 4.0 solution; a cost effective, high throughput mass storage solution designed for online backup services. The dual Rocket 750 HBA’s unique HBA architecture provides a dedicated 6Gb/s SATA channel for each of the unit’s 45 4TB hard disks, while quadrupling transfer performance over Storage Pod 3.0

  • Cooler Master JAS mini Aluminum Device Stand

    Cooler Master announces three distinct and stylish new colors for the JAS mini aluminum device stand. Cooler Master’s JAS mini aluminum stand, "elevates your mobile device and positions it at a more comfortable viewing angle so you can focus on what's important to you." The lightweight aluminum stand, supports any mobile device up to 8", and is easily adjustable and foldable for comfort and travel. See More

  • Cooler Master JAS mini Aluminum Device Stand
    Multiple Color Options Now Available Through Amazon, Newegg, and Apple

    Cooler Master JAS mini - Multiple Colors

    Chino, CA — May 9th 2014 — Cooler Master, a designer, manufacturer, and innovator of leading PC components and mobile accessories, today announced three distinct and stylish new colors for the JAS mini aluminum device stand.

  • Vantec

    Check out the current May Edition of the Vantec Newsletter, featuring Vantec Premium Aluminum Smart Charging Hubs available in 7, 9, and 10 USB 3.0 ports. Models like the Vantec 7-Port USB 3.0 Aluminum Hub, that "opens up the opportunity to connect multiple devices simultaneously and prevent wear and tear on your USB ports." This Hub is made with industrial grade aluminum casing and gives you the maximum Current per USB 3.0 port for any power hungry devices. A Certified Power Adapter is included to ensure stable power. With USAP support and Plug and Play design, this Hub will simplify and speed up any file transfer.See More

  • BIOSTAR

    BIOSTAR introduces Intel’s next generation Haswell based motherboard, the Hi-Fi Z97WE. It comes with many BIOSTAR in-house features such as “Hi-Fi” audio technology. " The Hi-Fi Z97WE is an ATX form factor board that features Intel socket 1150 support. It has 4 memory slots for up to 32GB of RAM. The on-board LAN controller also supports 10/100/1000/2000 with “Teaming” mode. The on-board HDMI supports 4K and 2K resolutions."See More

  • ADATA

    ADATA announces the launch of XPG and Premier Pro series SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) memory cards. Compared to the UHS-I U1, write speeds are increased by 750% and 500%, respectively. "Both series are designed to support latest UHS-I U3 specification, enabling the cards to capture professional grade high-quality images as well as smoothly transferring large files without any time gaps." ADATA SDXC UHS-I U3 cards are passed several tests under extreme conditions, and offered a lifetime warranty. The XPG series provides 64GB of storage capacity and the Premier Pro series is available in both 64GB and 128GB.See More

  • BIOSTAR Brings Out Hi-Fi Z97WE Mainboard, With Intel Smart Technologies

    BIOSTAR Brings Out Hi-Fi Z97WE Mainboard

    May 9th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, maker of embedded/IPC solutions, graphics cards, and motherboards has introduced Intel’s next generation Haswell based motherboard, the Hi-Fi Z97WE. It comes with many BIOSTAR in-house features such as “Hi-Fi” audio technology.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Enter Fractal Design's Node 804. While it isn't an exact scaled-down replica of cases like the Carbide Air 540 or HAF XB, it still uses a cube/split chamber layout – this time in a micro-ATX size. With dimensions of 344 x 307 x 389 mm or 13.5 x 12.1 x 15.3 inches (WHD), the Node 804 is just a bit wider than a BitFenix Prodigy and almost exactly a third larger than the Node 304 (in the height and width dimensions – depth differs by only 15mm). The Node family is designed with a focus on Home Entertainment; with the vast array of fan, radiator and storage combinations that are possible the Node 804 could easily take on any number of roles. Benchmark Reviews has received the Node 804 for some testing, so let's take a look at the newest member of Fractal Design's Node family."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Fresh on the market in just the past few days is Intel's Z97, and I get to take my first look at MSI's new Z97 GAMING 5, built from the ground up for gamers looking for great features at a great price. Featuring a new esthetic design as well as a host of new features."

    techPowerUp

  • "Like many other manufacturers, GIGABYTE is using the launch of the Intel Z97 Express chipset to update its product line aesthetics and makeup. The Z97X-Gaming G1-WIFI-BK motherboard is part of GIGABYTE's Black Edition product line, differentiated from other GIGABYTE offers because of the enhanced validation criteria each individual Black Edition product is put through prior to leaving the assembly plant. Each board is put through a 168 hour stress test, consisting of both CPU and GPU-based Lite Coin mining, to prove its worth as part of the elite Black Edition product line. The Z97X-Gaming G1-WIFI-BK motherboard itself shares components and aesthetics with their Gaming line, featuring the line's black and red coloration and the GIGABYTE Gaming logo (the silver eye) on the Z97 chipset heat sink. With an MSRP of $349, the board is priced at a premium, more than justified by its enhanced feature set and Black Edition enhanced validation criteria."

    PC Perspective

  • Think Computers

    "Back in March we found some of the crazies network messes ever and since that time we've had quite a few submissions of really bad network messes. While most system administrators like a nice and clean cabled cabinet of servers, it does not always work out that way. So we have compiled another post of some of the most insane network messes ever! Enjoy!"

    Think Computers

  • "If you are in the market for a compact, yet powerful, watercooled system – but don't want to build it yourself, then today's review may just tickle the taste buds. The AWD Ignis Aqua 290X 250D Mini ITX PC is built around a Core i5 4670k processor – overclocked to 4ghz. Graphics are handled by the very capable AMD R9 290X, which is also supplied in a heavily overclocked state. The whole system is watercooled with XSPC kit... featuring 'blood red' fluid. Is it all worth the £1,499 asking price?"

    Kitguru

  • Ocaholic

    "In our 3-way SLI gaming performance scaling articles we're going to investigate 3-way SLI scaling factors with different CPUs and different clock speeds. In eight recent games and two theoretical benchmarks we want to find out what difference 3-way SLI makes, when we run benchmarks with the CPU at stock clocks as well as overclocked to 4.5 GHz. Let's kick off with an Intel 3930K CPU and three ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II graphics cards and find out what the differences are going to be like."

    Ocaholic

  • "Asus' Z97-A motherboard combines Intel's next-gen enthusiast chipset with wicked-fast PCIe storage interfaces, revamped firmware, and a host of builder-friendly features. Join us for a closer look at this $150 wonder."

    The Tech Report

  • "A couple of months ago AMD reasonably quietly launched the R7 250X, a part which unsurprisingly sits between their 250 and 260. We have looked at those products previously so today we take a quick look at the R7 250X in the form of Sapphires R7-250X Vapor-X model."

    Hardware Heaven

  • ADATA Launches SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) Cards

     ADATA Launches SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) Cards

    Supports 4K Ultra HD video capture

    Taipei, Taiwan – April 29, 2014 - ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has announced the launch of XPG and Premier Pro series SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) memory cards. Compared to the UHS-I U1, write speeds are increased by 750% and 500%, respectively. Both series are designed to support latest UHS-I U3 specification, enabling the cards to capture professional grade high-quality images as well as smoothly transferring large files without any time gaps.

  • Vantec Newsletter May, 2014

    Vantec 7 Port USB 3.0 Aluminum Hub

  • Seagate, The Pioneer In Wireless Storage, Introduces A Family Of Wireless Solutions With New Enhanced Features

    New Features Offer Advanced Cloud Backup and Capacities for Every Lifestyle

    CUPERTINO, CA — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced the next evolution in the company’s wireless storage category.  Seagate® Wireless Plus mobile device storage now consists of a family of capacities at 500GB, 1TB and 2TB versions to suit every need along with integration with cloud services, such as Dropbox and Google Drive. The Seagate Wireless Plus storage is designed to expand beyond the limitations of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. With capacities that are multiples beyond the highest storage available on these mobile devices, the Seagate Wireless Plus provides an ideal solution to stream your favorite HD video while freeing up precious space on your Android Tablet, iPad, iPhone, Android Smart Phone, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 computers and Windows RT tablets.  

  • Seagate

    Seagate announces the next evolution in the company’s wireless storage category. Seagate® Wireless Plus mobile device storage now consists of a family of capacities at 500GB, 1TB and 2TB versions to suit every need along with integration with cloud services, such as Dropbox and Google Drive. "The Seagate Wireless Plus storage is designed to expand beyond the limitations of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets."See More

  • Lost Civilization for iOS Mobile

    Phoenix Online Publishing™ today announced that Lost Civilization, an atmospheric adventure that challenges players to unearth the mysteries of a forgotten chapter in human history, is now available for $4.99 in Apple's iTunes App Store. "Offering a haunting blend of puzzle-solving and investigation, this archaeological thriller, accessible for all skill levels, challenges players to discover whether or not alien life exists on Earth as they explore the globe's most far-flung corners."<