• "Tablet makers are continually in the process of slimming down their devices and boosting battery life, even in the entry-level space, where products like the Android-based Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 play. Lenovo gave this tablet an aggressive price point of $169.99 and designed it for entertainment use, which ought to make the Yoga Tab 3 8 appealing to a broad range of potential consumers. So, we decided to take the tablet for a spin and see if it has something to offer savvy, frugal consumers this holiday season."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Tt eSPORTS has has their Poseidon Z line of gaming keyboards out on the market for a while now. These keyboards are made to give gamers a solid no-frills full-size gaming keyboard, which many gamers will appreciate. You are not going to find extra macro keys, unnecessary buttons, or even a wrist rest. Tt eSPORTS also saves you the gamer money by using their own mechanical switches instead of the more expensive Cherry MX keys. At the time of writing this keyboard is selling for only $119.99. We’ve previously taken a look at the Poseidon Z Illuminated and the Poseidon ZX and really enjoyed them for their functionality and simplicity. With the Poseidon Z RGB Tt eSPORTS has added full RGB backlighting so you can really show off the keyboard! Let’s take a look and see what this keyboard is all about!"

    Think Computers

  • NikkTech

    "After roughly 8 years of testing NAS servers i still get asked quite a lot by both regular consumers and people of the electronics industry as to why i refer to network attached storage devices as servers. We did answer that last time we had one such review with a small history "lesson" so once again although when introduced in the market over a decade ago NAS devices had but one purpose which was to make lots of storage space available to local network computers that changed over the year and since right now they can be used for a plethora of things other than that (by both regular consumers and professionals alike) i think that they have won every right to be called that. It's been a while since we last had a NAS server by ASUSTOR in our lab but since they recently released their brand new AS620xT series it was just a matter of time before the 4bay model made it here."

    NikkTech

  • "Focused on combining superior design with the latest advances in technology, BitFenix creates state-of-the-art computer hardware and peripherals that blur the line between man and machine. We are pleased they are joining up with us to provide you with an opportunity to own the NOVA."

    TechnologyX

  • OCInside

    "Today we are testing the Scythe Iori CPU cooler with top-blow design on OCinside.de. Because of their flat design, top-blow coolers are suitable for small environments such as a HTPC. Iori is the Japanese word for a small mountain hut as place of refuge. We will find out, if a CPU can find safe refuge with the Scythe Iori."

    OCInside

  • "Although the peripheral game is a competitive one, finding a design that works and tweaking it every couple of years can be a winning formula. Razer has achieved that with several of its most beloved gaming mice and there are other firms that have done it with keyboards and headsets. Cooler Master is looking to do something similar with its newly released Xornet II, a gaming mouse that on the surface looks very similar to the original Xornet, but it comes packing a few important additions.First and foremost, it has a brand new, vertically mounted optical sensor - the Avago 3320. On top of that it has some redesigned buttons, RGB lighting for the scroll wheel and a much sturdier, but more flexible cable."

    Kitguru

  • "Silicon Power continues the line of affordable products with the Slim S80 7mm SSD, which is available online for just about 85 Euros when considering the 240GB version. This one is incorporating 16 NAND chips of Toshiba 19nm MLC flash along with a NANYA 512MB DDR3 buffer and the Phison PS3108-S8-I 8-channel controller."

    Madshrimps

  • "In Win has been known to apply interesting materials to its high-end enclosures. The company was one of the first to utilize glass and has now brought the feature to the main stream with the 503. We received the black and red variant for review."

    techPowerUp

  • "There is perhaps no greater feeling in the world than telling somebody to shut-up and proving they are wrong. One persistent narrative in particular that never fails to grind my gears is the so-called impending death of PC Gaming. You can trace back articles from the late 90’s claiming the impending doom but one only needs to check the latest Steam survey or watch current eSports coverage to see that PC gaming is not only alive and well, but thriving beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. Recently, Steam hit a record number of over 11 million users online while PC gaming now is worth twice the console market at over $21.5 billion USD. PC gamers worldwide have proven the critics wrong by voting with their wallet."

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "Smartphone car mounts are great unless your phone is dying, then you end up trying to either stretch a wire across your dashboard, or forget the mount and just charge your phone. LUXA2 realized this is a common problem and invented Cigar Clip - a mount and charger in a simple form factor. Featuring the same awesome mount as LUXA2’s Smart Clip, plus a built-in 2A charger, Cigar Clip is positioned to be a useful device."

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "Today, the first unboxing video (German, English transcription) for the ASRock H170 Combo Intel LGA1151 motherboard with DDR4 and DDR3 slots is published on OCinside.de. The complete ASRock H170 Combo motherboard review is coming soon as well."

    OCInside

  • "Gaming at a refresh rate of 120 Hz can be as much of a revelation as 60 Hz is, to people moving from 24-30 Hz consoles. We will piece together a kickass 120 Hz, 1440p gaming desktop with adaptive-sync technology."

    techPowerUp

  • "The FC5A case from Streacom has a super thin and slick design, offering a completely silent system for daily work but much better to get integrated in your home cinema systems. Has a highly professional look so it can be placed in any living room."

    Madshrimps

  • "A definite perk of writing about technology is getting to attend events and spending hands on time with bleeding edge products. We've been fortunate to do that on several occasions, including today at Dell World 2015 where the OEM is making several news announcements and showing off some cool products. One of those products is the XPS 15, Dell's hot new Ultrabook with a gorgeous 15.6-inch 4K resolution Infinity Edge display. It sports the same near-borderless design as the XPS 13 that impressed us earlier this year, but in a larger form factor that's perhaps easier on the eyes and better suited to users that prefer larger screens. We also spent some up-close time with Dell's Precision 15, the company's thinnest and lightest workstation product. You wouldn't know it's a workstation just by looking at it though, which is by design -- part of Dell's focus was sprucing up the design language so that it looks as nice as it functions."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have p0Pe's “HEX GEAR R40 Engineering Station” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "So, as many of you know, I started my own company a year ago with A buddy, which we named HEX GEAR. Since I do all of the 3D work on these cases, I naturally need a quite powerfull workstation, and I of course wanted that workstation to be in one of our R40 cases."

    Think Computers

  • "Gigabyte has loaded the P55W v4 with a stack of quality hardware that should appeal to gamers who want decent performance without blowing a fortune. The CPU is Intel Broadwell Core i7-5700HW allied to 8GB of DDR3L and the graphics chip is Nvidia GTX 970M. The 15.6-inch screen is a Full HD 1920×1080 IPS panel, and when you add that lot together you’ve got all the hardware you need to play modern games at decent frame rates."

    Kitguru

  • "It's hard to believe that it has only been 14 months since the release of the first ASUS ROG Swift, the PG278Q, back in August of 2014. It seems like lifetimes have passed, with drama circling around other G-Sync panels, the first release of FreeSync screens, the second geneation of FreeSync panels that greatly improve overdrive. Now, we sit in the middle of the second full wave of G-Sync screens. A lot can happen in this field if you blink."

    PC Perspective

  • "Just a little while ago the world was introduced to the new budget Maxwell GPU from Nvidia. The budget segment is considered by many to be in the range of sub – $200.00 for a GPU. The GTX 950 is aimed at the budget market. Gigabyte recently released the Gigabyte GTX 950 Xtreme edition. The Xtreme edition’s chips are binned and come with a healthy overclock from the factory. Essentially the GTX 950 line is a stripped down version of the GTX 960 that features 2 gigabytes of RAM on a 128-bit wide bus."

    Modders-Inc

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Samsung SSD 950 PRO, an M.2 solid state drive among the first to utilize the ultra-fast NVMe protocol, on both Intel X99 and Z170 platforms. Featuring Samsung’s second generation 32-layer MLC V-NAND, SSD 950 PRO M.2 is available in 256 GB and 512 GB storage capacities. The SSD 950 PRO utilizes Samsung’s UDX controller to deliver sequential read speeds up to 2500 MB/s and writes up to 1500 MB/s, while random read performance reaches up to 300,000 IOPS and write speeds up to 110,000 IOPS. Performance is further optimized with Samsung Magician software, and durability enhanced by the drive’s Dynamic Thermal Guard and AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption. 950 PRO includes a 5-year limited warranty, and promises up to 400 terabytes written (TBW) for 512GB model."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The anidees AI6v2 is not simply an update to the original as the name suggests. It is actually a more feature-packed variant, with its predecessor still available for purchase. We take a really close look to figure out whether the additions warrant the price premium."

    techPowerUp

  • "This is it. This is the day we have been waiting for. Ever since we feasted our eyes on the NVMe version of the Samsung SM951, we’ve been begging Samsung to release this as a consumer product. Bonus points if it was powered by their 3D VNAND technology. It took them a while, but they came through, officially announcing the 950 PRO exactly one month ago, and launching them today! Not only will we dive into the performance of this new model, we will also include its results in our new Latency Distribution and Percentile testing."

    PC Perspective

  • "Supporting the latest XMP 2.0 standard, this kit was designed to be fully compatible with the Intel X99 and 100 Series systems, while the 16GB modules are running at 2666MHz 16-18-18-35, while keeping low voltage of 1.2V. The LPX code name suggests that we are dealing with a low-profile kit, which assures good clearance with all large CPU heatsinks. As we have seen in our tests, the kit can also run at higher speeds than the rated one so we have succeeded to reach 2933MHz while keeping the stock timings, but the voltage needed a small bump at 1.35V."

    Madshrimps

  • NikkTech

    "Leaving out computers and gadgets studying about airplanes and more specifically jet fighters has always been one of my hobbies. I never did try to enter the air force of my country especially since even up until today it doesn't use any of the airplane models I’d love to learn how to fly with but that hasn't stopped me from visiting various joint exhibitions abroad to check them out up close and personal. Roughly two months ago i managed to attend one such show and although i didn't get the chance to approach the new models i went there for i did talk to some engineers about the long history of the those two legendary fighter lines that got updated recently. What surprised me and is also why I’m even mentioning this was the amount of research and weight engineers give to the engines used in those aircraft since they consider those to be their heart. Likewise I’ve always believed that the heart of a computer system is the power supply unit so as soon as i came back i started working on the latest model by Thermaltake the ToughPower Grand Platinum 850W."

    NikkTech

  • "Samsung's 950 Pro SSD makes the next-generation jump with a PCIe interface and the NVMe protocol, all wrapped up in an M.2 form factor. We put this drive through our testing gauntlet to find out what NVMe and V-NAND can do together."

    The Tech Report

  • "The rapid pace of innovation in the solid state storage market shows no signs of letting up. In only a few generations, the industry bumped up against the limits of the legacy SATA interface, and began leveraging PCI Express for additional bandwidth with some passable, though somewhat clunky bridged solutions (in retrospect). Then some ultra-fast, native PCI Express offerings hit, and have since evolved into multiple form factors, including slotted and gumstick models, with varying physical interfaces. Today we’re going to show you the latest NVMe solid state drive to arrive in the HotHardware labs, the Samsung SSD 950 PRO M.2. As its name suggests, this drive uses the M.2 interface, which makes it an ideal candidate for the latest desktop and mobile systems that sport M.2 slots. Though the drives are small in stature, they are big on performance, and Samsung has priced them aggressively too."

    Hot Hardware

  • The SSD Review

    "The NVMe Effect. Our report today explores Samsung’s newest 950 Pro NVMe M.2 SSD. Release of this SSD will see the first retail entry of any storage medium the size of a gum stick and weighing less than 10 grams, yet capable of moving data at speeds of up to 2.5GB/s. This is unparalleled by today’s standards and is 4 times faster than SATA. To the typical consumer, this may mean simply transferring movies, music and photos without having to get a coffee while we wait, but to the media professional, it is pure gold."

    The SSD Review

  • "Today we are looking at a mechanical gaming keyboard, the Thermaltake Poseidon Z RGB, from Thermaltake Tt eSports. As technology has progressed and evolved, we have seen the introduction of RGB lighting effects in almost everything that could possible incorporate a LED. Let's dig in and take a closer look at the Poseidon Z RGB."

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "Logitech has been in the gaming space as long as I can remember. Many people know them for their gaming keyboards and mice, but they also have a rich history in gaming headsets as well. They have just released their new Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset line which is made up of the G933 and G633. The G933 is a wireless headset and the G633 is a wired headset. Today we will be taking a look at the G633 which features Logitech’s new Pro-G audio drivers, 7.1 channel surround sound, 3 programmable G-keys, RGB lighting, dual audio inputs, and much more! Will this be the ultimate headset for all of you gamers out there? Read on as we find out!"

    Think Computers

  • "Today we are taking a look at the ThermalTake Poseidon Z Mechanical Keyboard, featuring Kailh brown switches. This model lacks RGB lighting but at £64.99, could this be a decent option for those who just want a basic mechanical keyboard? Let’s find out."

    Kitguru

  • OCInside

    "Today we have the first gadget test on OCinside.de - Gadgets on OCinside? Yes, because in addition to the great PC hardware, which we regularly test and daily publish in our news, there are plenty of interesting gadgets for the PC and of course for the mobile devices, without we no longer want to leave the house - the smartphone. Today's smartphone gadget we want to introduce according to the recently published gamescom report. These VR glasses are designed to provide the world of virtual reality for just 20 Euro in combination with a smartphone. And that may be something? For sure! For this purpose we test also a Bluetooth gamepad that you can use as a camera remote release alike, as well as for smartphone remote control and operation of the Cardboard VR goggles."

    OCInside

  • "I have tried gaming mouse pads in the past, most of which are Razer brand, but this is the first time I’ve owned a solid aluminum mouse pad. MSI’s ThunderStorm mouse pad has unique traits that help differentiate itself from other aluminum mouse pads on the market. The most noticeable trait is the cutout on one side of the pad that is meant to accommodate the corner of a keyboard. This is was meant to save desk space. Another noticeable feature is the installation of rubber feet on each corner. The ThunderStorm is also reversible with a different texture on each side. I could not wait to put my cursor on a solid piece of metal."

    Modders-Inc

  • "In this review we looked at the MSI Z170A Gaming M7 motherboard. Gaming in the name indicates the board is part of the gaming line from MSI and designed to take advantage of everything the professional gamers want from their systems."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "Today we are looking at one of the monitors that promises to change how you view productivity and gaming. The Acer XR341CK continues the momentum of a new aspect ratio of monitors, 21:9. Otherwise known as UltraWide displays, they are available in both 2560x1080 and 3440x1440 resolutions, though our testing model today uses the latter, larger option. This Acer has a slight curve to it as well, just enough to be enjoyable without changing viewing angles for the primary user. With a 34 inch diagonal measurement, IPS panel technology and AMD FreeSync variable refresh rate support, the Acer XR341CK is likely to be our new favorite monitor for AMD Radeon users."

    PC Perspective

  • "It can prove difficult getting all the features you want in a Bluetooth speaker while keeping it affordable, but that is what Inateck has attempted to do with its Mercury Box. Made of anodized aluminium, this compact wireless speaker is certified IPX5 waterproof, packs two strong five watt drivers into its casing and has a battery life that is said to last up to 15 hours on a full charge. And it claims to do all this for as little as £40."

    Kitguru

  • "Patriot is known for its memory and mobile products, and has just recently started selling peripherals. It might seem like an unusual jump, but their new headset proves that Patriot is prepared to expand and succeed in this new market."

    Modders-Inc

  • "Zalman just released a new PSU series with 80 PLUS Gold certified models. The ZM1000-EBT we test today is based on a Sirfa platform and promises good performance, along with reliable operation."

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we test the Beelink GTQ Android TV BOX Media Center. Promoted as a 4K-ready media player with quad-core Amlogic S812 CPU and eight-core ARM Mali-450 GPU utilizing the new H.265 decoder ideal for 4K Ultra HD picture quality, the Beelink GTQ fills its compact metal shell with powerful hardware comparable to most laptop computers. While a 1000-Mb Gigabit Ethernet port is available, the Beelink GTQ also takes advantage of 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz wireless b/g/n networks."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Last Friday, the early buyers of the Steam Controller and the Steam Link device, built by Valve directly, began to receive their hardware. I was one of the lucky early users to get my hands on both of the units. The Steam Controller has evolved drastically since I first got hands on with it and its implementation of unique haptic feedback and a thumb-specific touch pad on the right, rather than a second analog stick, make it quite different than the Xbox or PlayStation controllers popular today. The Steam Link is Valve's answer to GeForce GameStream and allows you to share your Steam library on your local network to another display or TV in your home."

    PC Perspective

  • "With the Celeron 3205U at its heart, the NC01U Nano Barebone can be used for office tasks, browsing and thanks to its very small footprint it is barely noticeable on the table; of course it can be also installed to the back side of the display thanks to the included VESA mount, which will also permit a cleaner cable management. The central processing unit is actively cooled by a blower-type ADDA fan while the fan profiles can be always adjusted from inside the BIOS. This is not all: besides the 7mm HDD/SSD we can mount on one of the PCB sides we also have the option to expand the storage via the available M.2 2242 slot. Shuttle has great plans for this little box since besides the fact that it is available with multiple CPUs (NC01U3 with Intel Core i3-5005U; NC01U5 with Intel Core i5-5200U; NC01U7 with Intel Core i7-5500U), it will provide expansion boxes for it which will fit inside the special connector on the back of the NUC (XVB01, XLB01 or XCB01)."

    Madshrimps

  • "Killer-powered Gigabit Ethernet ports can be found on many gaming-focused motherboards and laptops these days. We talked to Killer Networking about the details of its latest hardware and software, and then we put those features to the test with a Killer-equipped motherboard."

    The Tech Report

  • "You don't need a crystal ball to figure out Apple will release a new iPhone handset every year. It's been doing it since the original came out in 2007, and starting with the iPhone 3G, Apple's naming convention has consisted of introducing a new model number every two years, with "s" variants in between. There was the iPhone 3GS in 2009, iPhone 4s in 2011 (the first to use a lowercase "s"), iPhone 5s (and iPhone 5c) in 2013, and now the iPhone 6s/6s Plus. The one thing that's been true of each "s" upgrade is they've all been faster than their predecessors while retaining the same overall exterior design. That's again true of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, though there's quite a bit more here than a simple speed bump. Apple is keen on saying "the only thing that's changed is everything," and while that's overselling the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus a bit, labeling this generation a mere incremental upgrade would likewise be selling the devices short."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Not that long ago we took a look at Noctua’s NH-D15S CPU cooler. It was a revised version of the original NH-D15 which was made to be more compatible with memory modules and PCI-Express cards. Well Noctua has done the same thing with their flagship C-type cooler as well. Today we are going to be checking out the NH-C14S, which is a new revision of the award winning NH-C14 that offers better memory clearance, an offset design that gives better clearance for PCI-Express cards, and offers both a low-profile mode and a high clearance mode. Will these changes affect how well the cooler performs? Or do we have another winner on our hands? Let’s get this cooler installed and see!"

    Think Computers

  • "The increasingly widespread application of DDR4 on mainstream platforms has helped to drive the memory technology’s production rates upwards with pricing travelling in the opposite direction. A 32GB quad-channel kit of no-nonsense DDR4 memory can now be considered affordable by a greater audience who may have advanced workloads that consume vast amounts of system memory. Crucial is hoping to tick the ‘value’ checkpoint with its 2133MHz set of DDR4 memory."

    Kitguru

  • "Castor is the newest IR LED gaming mouse in Mionix's line-up. It uses the same sensor as on the Avior and Naos 7000, but it has been upgraded to support 10000 DPI. The ergonomics are brand-new for this mouse as it is a medium-sized, right-handed-only model."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    " I still recall a time when I’d go out with my Sony Walkman attached to my belt so i could listen to my favorite songs until i reached my destination (which back then was usually school). In time that Sony Walkman was replaced with a Philips waterproof Discman and i still remember the difference in audio quality since it was my pride and joy back then (was quite expensive too). In the end however i spend more time than with the above players while going back and forth from work with a Sony minidisc since it was smaller, easier to use (could record pretty much everything on-the-fly), had longer battery life and needless to say because its audio quality was excellent. One thing i never liked however is that although one had to pay quite a bit (especially for the mini disc model) to get the above players when released none was bundled with a descent set of earphones. There were several over ear headphone sets in the market but aside being extremely bulky (at least the good ones) they came with long, thick and heavy cables. Bluetooth changed that and although it did take a while and several improvements for it to compete with wired connectivity over the last 3-4 years we have seen several wireless headphones aimed at audiophiles. AKG is amongst the very few manufacturers in the market respected by both professionals and audiophiles alike (thus no introduction on our part is necessary) and today with us we have their top of the line K845 BT closed-back over ear Bluetooth headset."

    NikkTech

  • Think Computers

    "Portable chargers have become somewhat of a necessity these days. With so many people using their mobile devices as their main computing device and mobile gaming really picking up those small batteries in our devices do not last that long. This has pretty much caused an market to completely spring up for portable chargers. Almost everyone I know has one, and they are not even tech people! While there are literally thousands of choices when it comes to portable chargers the one we are taking a look at today is different than most. It is the Scosche goBAT 6000, let’s take a look and see what it can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "Many gamers avoid wireless mice due to concerns over battery life and latency – we put these concerns to the test when we visited Logitech last year in Switzerland. Razer are another company who believe it is time we change our mindset and give wireless mice some serious consideration. Today we look at the new Razer Mamba wireless gaming mouse. It features a laser sensor with an insanely high DPI rating of up to 16,000. It has RGB lighting support and wireless or wired connectivity options with a proprietary charging dock."

    Kitguru

  • "The Cubot H1 belongs to the mainstream segment since it houses at its heart the MT6735 MTK SoC at 1GHz (and a total of four cores are available), is paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and the manufacturer has also included a 5MP frontal camera for selfies along with an 8MP sensor on the back which seems to produce good quality shots. The 5.5’’ HD display is covered by a 2.5D Arc Corning Gorilla Glass solution and we also get a handy notification LED along with an IR sensor for controlling different devices via ZaZa Remote Android application. However, none of these features are the main point of attraction for this model: H1 packs a massive 5200mAh battery which would allow the product to last up to four days in normal usage conditions."

    Madshrimps

  • OCInside

    "Today we will test the Enermax ETS-T40F-BK tower cooler on OCinside.de. You find countless CPU coolers, at the moment 310 of 675 total listed models have the so called tower design. This makes it hard for the consumer to choose the right one and for the manufacturer to stand out against others. We will check closely if Enermax achieved that with its model ETS-T40F-BK. In this cryptic label the F stand for fit and the BK for black, we will clarify what that means for you later in this review."

    OCInside

  • "MSI listens to all you gamers out there who want Intel LAN instead of KIllerNIC, and who are tired of all the dragons. The MSI Z170A GAMING PRO is the board that rids itself of the things many users complain about, adding in a new twist instead. Pro gaming for the MSI Z170A GAMING PRO?"

    techPowerUp

  • "Unique is a word I don't throw around much with motherboard reviews, but the latest revision of MSI' XPower series is nothing if not unique. The Z170A-XPower Gaming Titanium Edition features a stunning silver and black aesthetic for a look unlike any of its competition in the LGA1151 realm, featuring a silver colored PCB and black and red accents in some key areas of the board for some additional eye-catching value. The board features branding on its VRM and chipset heat sinks as well. By integrating the Intel Z170 chipset, the motherboard supports the latest Intel LGA1151 Skylake processor line as well as Dual Channel DDR4 memory. With an MSRP of $299, the Z170A-XPower Gaming Titanium Edition sits at a competitive price point for the features it offers."

    PC Perspective

  • "When we took a look at the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q G-SYNC monitor last year, we praised it for its sleek design, thin bezels, support of NVIDIA’s adaptive refresh rate technology, and high-quality TN panel—relatively speaking. TN (Twisted Nematic) panels generally have fast response times and can be more affordable, but at the expense of color accuracy and viewing angles. The TN panel used in the ROG SWIFT was surprisingly good, but it still couldn’t compete with higher-end IPS panels in terms of overall quality. And because the display was designed for G-SYNC, it was outfitted with only a single DisplayPort input. So, while we really liked the ROG SWIFT PG278Q, it wasn’t without its drawbacks. If you had asked us back then what we’d like to see upgraded in a display like the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q, we would have said a fast IPS panel and additional inputs would have been ideal. But, IPS panels with ultra-high refresh rates were virtually non-existent last year. That’s not the case today, however. The ASUS MG279Q we’re going to show you here has an IPS panel with a 144Hz refresh rate, a bunch of inputs, and many of the same styling cues we liked on last year’s ROG SWIFT."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have DeBlow's “Project Alternate” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "After what feels like a very long year I have decided to start work on my new desk build. The idea for this desk came to me when i was working on my last desk & at one point I almost started the project again, but I'm glad i didn't. Most people liked the desk & I learned a great deal during the build. The Project Alternate design slightly changed month by month & I will show some of the other plans & explain why the changes was made. This time I'm hoping to outdo my last desk & hopefully help others in the process. The desk work is about to start, using mostly MDF, Perspex, clay, metal & glass I plan to build the desk in 3 parts, starting from the bottom, then middle followed by the top section. The tricky parts will be the sharp corners & angles on the edges."

    Think Computers

  • "It is almost undeniable that performance is the primary currency when purchasing components for a pixel-pushing gaming machine. But in the same way that enthusiasts may appreciate a fast car for its sleek lines and eye-catching paint job, appearance is another of the important parameters to gamers building a system they are proud to sit next to."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "Portable speakers have been amongst my favorite mobile gadgets ever since i started using them roughly 5-6 years ago when i went to a place where there was hardly any electricity available (the generator just wasn't that good i guess). It didn't take long for me however to realize that wireless portable speakers could even replace full sized ones in some places (areas where you will never throw a serious party for example) so as i type these lines i use a grand total of 6 such devices. One of those i use whenever I’m away, three are permanently located in my place up in the mountains and 2 more located in both my house and the lab. Choosing however the proper wireless portable speaker is certainly not easy not only due to the very large number of manufacturers out in the market today but also due to the plethora of features and specifications offered by such devices. TDK just launched the latest addition in their TREK Flex line of portable speakers called the A28 and we've spend a good part of the last month using it to see if it's worth spending your hard earned money for."

    NikkTech

  • "Scythe is looking for a stealth kill on the competition with their new Ninja 4 CPU cooler. Featuring a massive Tower, it can run semi-passive or with dual fans. Versatile and deadly, it looks to beat the heat and the competition."

    techPowerUp

  • "You may not think you have heard of EMTEC before but if you are old enough to remember audio and video tape then their original name will ring a bell; they were once known as BASF Magnetics. BASF officially launched their new division in 2000, focused on modern magnetic storage such as hard drives and flash."

    PC Perspective

  • "What stings the most about upgrading to new technology is not so much the effort it takes to understand it but, the sizable bite it takes out of the wallet. Understandably, the first of such things out of the gate will carry a high price tag but that is why competition in the market is important. More options means more value for the end user and if you wait long enough, you will find that a greater bang-for-buck alternative is not that far from the horizon."

    Modders-Inc

  • "Listen up American readers as we tell you about the NZXT S340 Razer Special Edition. Brits and Europeans will instead have to accept the somewhat obscure ‘NZXT S340 Special Edition’ naming, which is apparently something to do with licensing rights to the Razer name. Yes, we didn’t leave ‘Razer’ out of the review page title by accident, we were politely asked if we could omit it, as we are predominately a UK publication. Stranger things have happened, but not by much."

    Kitguru

  • "It’s been a while since we gave away a full-fledged gaming PC. And since Fall is finally here, we thought what better way to say good-bye to the warm weather and usher in the fall season than to give away an awesome gaming rig? We have teamed up with our friends at CyberPower PC and have put together one heck of an amazing gaming system giveaway for you all! This time around you've all got a chance to win an awesome Haswell-E powered, slick, custom-built, CyberPower Trinity Xtreme gaming PC with 16GB of RAM, an ultra powerful GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card, a Samsung SSD, and a whole lot more."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Nanoxia's Deep Silence 5 is the second-biggest chassis in the "DS" line of enclosures. It comes with affordable pricing, a long list of functional features and has the ability to swallow a huge XL-ATX board as well."

    techPowerUp

  • Think Computers

    "To me in-ear headphones or earbuds are extremely important. Maybe I am different than most of you but when I’m working on the go on my laptop, listening to music on my iPhone, or playing a game on my tablet, in-ear headphones are my escape from the real world. Many people think all in-ear headphones are the same, but if you’ve had the chance to experience any higher-end models you know that is not true. I also have to say after experiencing very good in-ear headphones the ones that come with are portable devices don’t cut it. I’ve actually been using the same pair of in-ear headphones since 2011! Today I will be taking a look at Audiofly’s AF-78 Premium In-Ear Headphones. These are Audiofly’s most expensive in-ear headphones and should be great competition for my 4-year old go-to pair! Let’s get started!"

    Think Computers

  • "G Skill may be better known for their memory and storage products, but they are expanding their portfolio. Today we look at their new keyboard – the Ripjaws KM780 RGB. This keyboard incorporates Cherry MX mechanical switches and clear housings to deliver uniform RGB backlighting. It also packs a metal piped frame, detachable wrist rest, media keys, macro switches and a number of other fancy functions, all into a brushed aluminium frame. This is no budget product, as RGB mechanical keyboards tend to be – but can it justify the price tag?"

    Kitguru

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Generally, a few months after the Raven version is released, a premium Fortress version – sporting clean lines and a few tweaks here and there – will follow. This was the case with the RV01/FT01, RV02/FT02…well, you get the idea. When SilverStone released their first ITX Raven case – the RVZ01 – it was only a matter of time before the Fortress variant emerged. The RVZ01 was a unique chassis even by Raven standards; how would the FTZ01 manage to maintain that premium Fortress look and feel? Well, wrap it in a unibody aluminum exterior for starters. Follow along with Benchmark Reviews as we see what else has changed in the SilverStone Fortress FTZ01."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Way back in January of 2015 at CES we were shown a new line of accessories from Lenovo called ThinkPad Stack. The company is targeting the professional user on the go with a collection of four devices that can be used together in a stackable form that offers up some impressive capability and function in a small package, though it does come with a business-user markup."

    PC Perspective

  • "Wireless routers are going through somewhat of a renaissance right now, thanks to the arrival of the 802.11ac standard that is "three times as fast as wireless-N" and the proliferation of Internet-connected devices in our homes and pockets. Whereas before we merely had a handful of laptops and PCs connected to the internet at various times, we now have homes with many devices connected all the time, including our phones, tablets, computers, smart televisions, game consoles, and even our smoke detectors. Though wireless N wasn't bad at the time, it's simply not ideal when dozens of devices are connected at the same time, and certainly not in a house that's very large. That's where 802.11ac comes in, as it offers much-improved speeds and the ability to support a lot more clients at the same time. Now that there are several bad-ass routers on the market that are able to take full advantage of everything 802.11ac has to offer, we figured we'd round up the best-of-the-best and put them through their paces."

    Hot Hardware

  • "The revised Viper 4 version with black PCB looks considerably better than the initial one which sported a green one and now also matches the heatsink color scheme; also, if you do have a black/red color scheme on your motherboard, this kit will fit right in. While the model we have tested is not the fastest out there, for tasks which not include encoding and rendering and mostly office work or gaming, the Viper 4 16GB 2400MHz should perform wonderfully."

    Madshrimps

  • "Slim is in but large air coolers refuse to be fat-shamed out of relevance, adapting smarter implementations to ease their installation to match the convenience of smaller heatsinks. The Noctua NH-D15 released last year is one such cooler, fighting back against the trend of All-in-One liquid cooling systems and winning the hearts of many who prefer a more silent solution. Still, in their wisdom and relentlessness in pursuit of air cooling excellence, Austrian manufacturer Noctua still believed there are more improvements to be made. Thus, the Noctua NH-D15S was announced."

    Modders-Inc

  • "The starting point for this preview of the MSI GS40 6QE Phantom is a little background reading. KitGuru recently reviewed the 15.6-inch GS60 which has a great deal in common with this 14-inch GS40. Both laptops use the same Core i7-6700HQ CPU and Nvidia GTX 970M graphics and both are incredibly thin and light. The big change for the GS40, apart from the smaller chassis and screen, is that the panel is Full HD rather than 4K, which makes perfect sense. 14-inches is far too small for a 4K display and in any case the GTX 970M cannot drive that many pixels when you are playing games."

    Kitguru

  • "In this review I'll be looking at the HBT Shield 700 which is another case based on the same chassis used on the Turbine 700 with a more conservative styling and a few subtitle differences."

    Hardware Asylum

  • OCInside

    "Today we are testing a special monitor on OCinside.de that already appears almost too big at first glance. It is the 32 inch WQHD Business Monitor S32D850T from the manufacturer Samsung. Whether this monitor can only let the desk collapse, or really brings the big-screen feeling in the office or home office, we will determine in this review."

    OCInside

  • NikkTech

    "When NAS servers made their main debut in the market well over a decade ago they were designed to be a easy to deploy centralized storage solution which could provide local systems with large amounts of available storage capacity and data. Since then however things have changed for the best and so currently NAS servers can be used for many things including file sharing, web hosting, direct and torrent downloads, local backups, media streaming and sharing and of course as email servers. With the recent arrival of the Virtualization feature high-end NAS servers can also be configured to run your OS of choice thus further widening their range of uses. Still if there's one thing i always felt missing from that market that's a compact yet high-end NAS model which i could place even in my own bedroom and not worry about it waking me up in the middle of the night. Well QNAP seems to share my thoughts and so they just released the TurboNAS TS-453Mini, a powerful yet quiet 4 bay NAS."

    NikkTech

  • "In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Paul, and Marco discuss our recent GeForce GTX 980 Ti round-up, Microsoft's Surface Book, the Surface Pro 4, and other product announcements, Motorola's Moto X Pure Edition, the Moto 360 smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, today's monumental Dell-EMC acquisition news and much more!"

    Hot Hardware

  • "With DDR4 prices taking a dive recently, there's no time like the present to get yourself a new Z170 system, or perhaps you want to move from 8 GB to 16 GB. G.Skill's Trident Z kits and their sweet new looks and affordable pricing just might make you click that buy button."

    techPowerUp

  • "If current prices are any indication, DDR4 is the new normal. Not only are DDR4 supplies steadily increasing, the prices have also become progressively much more affordable ever since the few months leading to the release of Intel’s Skylake CPUs. This also means that the DDR4 market is becoming competitive and the winner in the end is the consumer as more choices and affordability means upgrading to the latest Intel platform is within reach for many (motherboard compatibilities notwithstanding). For their part, Kingston’s HyperX has beefed up their Fury, Savage and Predator product lines to cover all range of Skylake users with the Fury line representing the mainstream segment."

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "The X99 platform is an expensive platform to go into. The processors are expensive, the quad channel DDR4 is expensive, and the motherboards are expensive as well. With Gigabyte’s second round of X99 motherboards they wanted to bring out a fully-featured board that could get you on the X99 platform at a reasonable cost. This is where the X99-SLI comes in. It is very much like Gigabyte’s X99-UD4, with a few features left out. Probably ones most users won’t even notice. You still have an all digital power design, 3 and 4-way graphics support, dual M.2 slots, SATA Express, Gigabyte’s AMP-UP audio, and much more! If you are looking to get into the X99 platform and want a solid board that is not going to break the bank this could be the board for you. Let’s see what it can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "The 227E is the smallest screen from a new line of IPS displays from Philips. This 22-inch monitor features the firm’s new SoftBlue technology, using LEDs that are designed to adjust the wavelength of blue light to cause less eye fatigue, but we’re equally interested in the value for money it offers. At £119, it’s one of the lowest-priced 1080p displays on the market, but since it’s based around IPS panel technology, it’s really good value for money."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "Smartphones and Tablets are part of our everyday lives and that's not something to go unnoticed by all the manufacturers out there so as expected really the mobile accessories market has grown exponentially over the last 5 years. Right now there's pretty much everything people may need to "enrich" their mobile experience including cases, screen protectors, chargers, stylus pens, charging cables, stands, Bluetooth HandsFree, speakers and car kits, car and bike holders, one touch buttons, selfie sticks and even wireless keyboards. Personally I’m not much into mobile accessories since my job has me spend most of my time in a lab but from time to time i do use one of the two tablets we have here (usually to post on Instagram) and i have to admit that a small Bluetooth keyboard would come in handy. Mad Catz released one such keyboard a few months back called the S.T.R.I.K.E.M and today we're taking a closer look at it."

    NikkTech

  • "ASRock's engineering department has been at it again, this time to bring something new to the mini-PC market. With claims of 30 FPS 4K playback using a Braswell SoC, the ASRock Beebox is a nice little box supporting 16 GB of DDR3L, dual HDMI, USB 3.1 Type-C, and mSATA/SATA."

    techPowerUp

  • "While researching a few upcoming SD / microSD product reviews here at PC Perspective, I quickly found myself swimming in a sea of ratings and specifications. This write up was initially meant to explain and clarify these items, but it quickly grew into a reference too large to include in every SD card article, so I have spun it off here as a standalone reference. We hope it is as useful to you as it will be to our upcoming SD card reviews."

    PC Perspective

  • "The Internet is an ever changing congruous mass of standards, design, and interoperability challenges. Keeping on top of it all can be a daunting task. It's a delicate balance between features, security and performance. If you are considering swapping out your browser for something new and fresh, but uncertain over the real performance difference, this article should help with lots of insight."

    Hot Hardware

  • "In the high end MSI have earned a reputation over the years for creating some of the finest video cards known to man. Today we take a look at one of their latest flagship offerings – the GTX 980 TI Lightning. This card ships with a beautiful triple fan cooler and is supplied in a heavily overclocked state."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Show4Pro's “MAXXPlanck V2” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "Its been a while (1.5 yrs) since I updated my computer. I thought about upgrading to the next gen i7 (I'm still rocking the bloomfield), but didn't really see the need for a faster processor. Thought about getting the new Corsair 900D to replace my 8 year old Super Armor, but wanted to do something different.. something unique. While browsing Battlestations on Reddit for ideas, I came across a very simple yet elegant looking wall mounted computer, and that is where this whole project began."

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "OCinside.de today published a new reader review. This time MisterY tests K-six Smart PC case from Inter-Tech, which is equipped with many drive bays and can be reconfigured in several ways. Who wants to place lots of disks in his/her PC or especially when many front bays are needed for drives, fan controllers, mobile racks, LCD or similar, should not miss this Inter-Tech K-six Smart reader review."

    OCInside

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Still one of the only players in the very small form factor market, SilverStone has consistently iterated on its various designs to bring us new improvements and features, case after case. Not content to rest with their niche ML05 HTPC enclosure, they dressed up the exterior with a full aluminum panel and released the ML06. That isn’t the case Benchmark Reviews is reviewing here – SilverStone decided they weren’t done, and evolved the internals of the ML06 into the product we see here today: the ML06-E. Featuring re-worked internals but the same exterior dimensions, the ML06-E is poised to be the best of the series so far. Let’s take a closer look."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • The SSD Review

    "One might have never thought there could be a problem with efficient SSD availability, but many have felt the bite with their Intel 750 Series NVMe SSD purchase. Ordering through online retailers, many bought the newest Intel 750 SSD in what appeared to be a notebook version that connects to PCIe, only to learn that it wasn’t quite that simple."

    The SSD Review

  • "Intel Skylake processors have landed and motherboard manufacturers now have a wide range of boards sporting the necessary LGA 1151 socket and Z170 chipset to support the CPUs. Under the microscope today we have a high-end model from Gigabyte, the formidable Z170X-Gaming G1—a board that's virtually bursting at the seams with top-end features for the discriminating enthusiast. It's got everything from a 22 phase power array, to support for USB 3.1, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, quad GPUs, Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors and dedicated network processing via on-board Killer DoubleShot Pro X3 NICs—just to name a few."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Recently our big brother website, The SSD Review, posted an article outlining the standard performance of the Plextor M6V. The article looked at the throughput through your standard SATA 3 (6Gb/s) port, and if you take a read through the article you can see that this value oriented drive provided very consistent performance. While we could sit here and regurgitate the information and details found in the previous article, we wanted to take things one step further. Today, we are going to look at PlexTurbo and how it changes the performance of the Plextor M6V."

    TechnologyX

  • "MSI has a goal to be the number one motherboard maker in PC Gaming. To that end MSI has been rebranding and the Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION motherboard is an example of this shift in focus. This new XPOWER series retains much of its heritage but shifts gears towards being an upper echelon gaming oriented solution."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "SK Hynix have been actively targeting the SSD market in 2015 and their new models hit our labs in recent weeks. Their new SL301 Canvas Solid State Drive is built on the 16nm process and promises very high levels of overall performance. This triple level cell solid state drive will be offered in both 250GB and 500GB capacities and today we look at the larger model in the family."

    Kitguru

  • "Lexar has prepared the JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 flash drive for competing with the high-end offerings from other brands and we can say that we were impressed by its performances in the both read and write departments. The unit we have tested is not the fastest since much higher write speeds are available with the 64GB and 128GB models; while the 32GB model can be found online for just about 24 Euros, the 64GB variant can be picked up for about 55 Euros while the top-of-the-line 128GB can be had for 91 Euros."

    Madshrimps

  • "There was a time when the prevalent design philosophy for CPU cooler design was “the bigger, the better”. That is no longer the case as users now look for smarter implementations that are much more convenient and functional than simply brute-force cooling. Smaller coolers present the advantage of better compatibility with various components so the latest generation of large CPU coolers have to adapt to this need while delivering the thermal performance expected of their size."

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "G.SKILL is definitely a name you have to think of when it comes to high-performance memory. G.SKILL entered the DDR4 market with their Ripjaws 4 quad channel kits that launched with the Intel X99 chipset. Now that we have DDR4 on the mainstream Z170 chipset G.SKILL comes back with Ripjaws V, which are available in quite a few different offerings and offer a more subtle look. G.SKILL is offering their Ripjaws V memory in speeds all the way up to 3600 MHz in both 8GB and 16GB dual channel kits. Today we will be taking a look at the F4-3200C16D-8GVK kit which is an 8GB kit that runs at 3200 MHz with timings of 16-16-16-36 at 1.35V. Let's get this kit in our Z170 system and see what it can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "Deepcool is trying something different with its range of GamerStorm Captain All in One liquid coolers. The sizes are conventional (120mm, 240mm and 360mm) however the styling is quite distinct from the usual Asetek hardware we see employed by the likes of Corsair, NZXT and Thermaltake."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "Most people i know almost always place price and size above quality, features and design when out to get a brand new PC case so when they ask my opinion on the matter they always point out that they want to get either a small or large (depends on the use) yet budget-friendly model. At the end of the day i don't really blame people for thinking that way since most casual consumers are worlds apart compared to enthusiasts, serious gamers and hardcore overclockers so spending much on a PC case especially nowadays is not something they'd do. However there are many people such as i who always prefer to get a case that offers pretty much everything they need from looks and build quality up to plenty of useful features and of course pay very little attention to price. The latest P380 by Antec may not be the largest full tower in the market today but according to Antec it's the most advanced model in their already successful Performance One line so we just had to see for ourselves."

    NikkTech

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Centon isn’t a name many enthusiasts will know. I’d never heard of the company myself until this review sample; apparently, they’ve been in business for over 35 years manufacturing DRAM and flash memory products, and have only recently entered the consumer marketplace. The Centon C-380 480GB SSD SATA-III Solid State Drive, part of the “Enthusiast Solutions” series, is the focus of what Benchmark Reviews will be putting through our test suite."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The introduction of the F12C sees the advent of Streamcom's first full ATX enclosure. Besides the ability to hold a fully sized ATX motherboard, it also brings with it a unique mounting mechanism for hard drives and fans. Available in either black or silver, we got the silver variant of the Streacom F12C here for review."

    techPowerUp

  • "The A10-7870K is not any version of Carrizo. It relies on the same Steamroller cores as Kaveri, hence the title 'Kaveri Refresh', and is the same architecture as Kaveri. This is the "big daddy" of Kaveri, nicknamed Godvari by enthusiasts, since this is the highest clocked and best binned APU available on the market today."

    TechnologyX

  • "Although the $999 GeForce GTX Titan X is currently the King of the single-GPU hill, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti is the far more palatable option for most hardcore enthusiasts, due to its lower $649 starting price point. As we showed you in our initial coverage of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, however, the card is still a monster in terms of performance. It typically outpaces AMD’s flagship Radeon R9 Fury X (at least with DX11 titles) and it finishes only a few percentage points behind the much pricier Titan X. NVIDIA’s partners have also taken the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and morphed it into something even more powerful, thanks to their custom cooling solutions and factory overclocks. Virtually all of NVIDIA’s major board partners have custom GeForce GTX 980 Ti cards on the market, three of which we’re going to show you here – The ASUS STRIX, MSI Gaming 6G, and the EVGA Super Clocked Edition."

    Hot Hardware

  • "The ultimate 4K battle is about to begin, AMD Radeon R9 Fury X CrossFire, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti SLI, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X SLI will compete for the best gameplay experience at 4K resolution. Find out what $1300 to $2000 worth of GPU backbone will buy you. And find out if Fiji really can 4K."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "Whether someone is at home, work, school, hotel, or sporting events, chances are they would love to be connected to Wi-Fi. Cellular networks are much better than they were years ago, but there’s still nothing like a quality Wi-Fi connection. Like every radio, Wi-Fi access points only have so much output power, and even at ideal power levels for an access point, it may not extend to the far reaches of an area. A common way to reach hard to reach areas is with an extender. D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender will help extend a 2.4GHz b/g/n Wi-Fi network and also has a little bonus, audio streaming!"

    Think Computers

  • "be quiet! began its foray into the case market with the high end Silent Base 800 and now it is tackling the mid-range with the Silent Base 600. The 600 uses an ATX form factor, just like the 800, and launches in two versions. There is a regular model with plain side panels as well as this Silent Base 600 Window which uses the same double glazed technology we saw in the Silent Base 800 Window."

    Kitguru

  • OCInside

    "After our test of Crucial MX200 1 TB and MX200 500 GB Solid State Drives we like to examine the M.2 SSD from the Crucial MX200 series in this SSD review. We had among other SSDs the Crucial M550 M.2 and the Plextor M6e PCIe M.2 SSD tested each in 2280 size and were pleasantly surprised. Now we benchmark the Crucial MX200 500 GB M.2 SSD in the smaller 2260 form factor and compare the results with dozens of SSDs. We will also clarify the differences compared to the M.2 SSD predecessors. But first let us start with the price and the delivery of Crucial MX200 500 GB M.2 SSD CT500MX200SSD6."

    OCInside

  • "EVGA recently added units featuring 550 W and 650 W capacities to their SuperNOVA G2 lineup. Today, we will take a detailed look at the 650 G2 promising high performance and silent operation; a highly desired combination of features for most users."

    techPowerUp

  • "After 20 or so enclosure reviews over the past year and a half and some pretty inconsistent test hardware along the way, I decided to adopt a standardized test bench for all reviews going forward. Makes sense, right? Turns out choosing the best components for a cases and cooling test system was a lot more difficult than I expected going in, as special consideration had to be made for everything from form-factor to noise and heat levels."

    PC Perspective

  • NikkTech

    "Thanks to our friends over at Mionix up for grabs today we have one Nash 20 Stereo Gaming Headset, one Avior 7000 Optical Gaming Mouse and one Propus Gaming Surface / Mouse Pad."

    NikkTech

  • "The F9 256GB is another low-cost SSD product from KingFast, which pairs the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller with Micron NAND MT29E1T08CUCBBH8-10:B and the cache is assured by the Samsung K4W2G1646E-BC11 DDR3 RAM (256MB). This model is able to follow the read performances of the Crucial BX100 250GB we have reviewed earlier, but falls behind in terms of writes."

    Madshrimps

  • "In this episode of The TR Podcast, we overcome some technical difficulties to chat about the performance gains Apple baked into the A9 SoC, the state of AMD in 2015, Google's latest slate of Nexus and Pixel devices, and more."

    The Tech Report

  • "Today we are looking at the latest, ultra durable external hard disk drive available from ADATA, the HD720. A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to look at the HD710A, which had a little different purpose, mainly for targeting the Mac market. The HD720 is your solution to water, dust and shock. Keep reading to find out more!"

    TechnologyX

  • The SSD Review

    "Without a doubt, the latest and greatest toy being fought for in our offices just has to be the Iphone 6S Plus. Not a traditional Apple fan, I found myself quickly swayed by 3D Touch, which enables us to perform software commands without even opening the software, the new and updated Siri who seems to understand my quick Canadian speech all too clearly (eh?), as well as Live Photos. For the business user, efficiency and productivity are increased dramatically with 3D Touch, while unfortunately, it still seems that Samsung and Apple are still a distant second to Blackberry in multi-tasking."

    The SSD Review

  • Think Computers

    "USB 3.1 is slowly becoming a new standard. We first saw it on Apple’s new Macbook, but now we have it on all new Z170 motherboards. Recently we reviewed our first PC case that has a USB 3.1 port on the front panel as well. USB 3.1 is here to stay and with it we are going to see a lot of new USB 3.1 devices. One type of USB 3.1 device you will see a lot will be the hard drive enclosure. Vantec’s NexStar line of hard drive enclosures have been around as long as we can remember and they are updating it with USB 3.1. Today we will be checking out the Vantec NexStar 3.1 2.5-inch hard drive enclosure (NST-270A31-BK). Let’s see what it can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "Those of you familiar with the Gigabyte Ultra Durable series will recognize the UD5 as being a mid-range mainstream product designed to fill the gap between specialized boards like the G1 and SOC and the lower in products designed for OEMs and business professionals."

    Hardware Asylum

  • OCInside

    "Today we want to introduce you to the third part of our Icy Dock caddy review hattrick. This time we have tested the Icy Dock MB998SP-B ToughArmor cage. The special thing about this caddy is that it can accommodate up to eight SSDs or HDDs. How, and especially if that can work well, we will show you in the following review."

    OCInside

  • "As the flagship board in their Intel Z170-based G1 Gaming Series product line, GIGABYTE integrated all the premium features you could ever want into their Z170X-G1 Gaming motherboard. The board features a black PCB with red and white accents spread throughout its surface to make for a very appealing aesthetic. GIGIGABYTE chose to integrate plastic shields covering their rear panel assembly, the VRM heat sinks, the audio components, and the chipset and SATA ports. With the addition of the Intel Z170 chipset, the motherboard supports the latest Intel LGA1151 Skylake processor line as well as Dual Channel DDR4 memory. Offered at at a premium MSRP of $499, the Z170X-Gaming G1 is priced to appeal to the premium user enthusiasts."

    PC Perspective

  • "If you want to sell a tablet to the masses -- an increasingly difficult thing to do with tablet shipments now on the decline, according to International Data Corporation -- the go-to strategy is to pitch a vibrant display and boast about its thin and light design. Everything else is secondary for most consumers, including hardware specs and benchmark performance, which are of interest mostly to geeks and savvy tech enthusiasts like ourselves. Admittedly, we're a niche bunch, so instead of chasing record breaking benchmark numbers, Samsung focused on flattening its Tab S tablet even further. The result is the Tab S2, a remarkably thin slate measuring just 5.6mm thick. That's true of both the 9.7-inch version and the 8.0-inch model we're reviewing here. It's also a tablet that's lighter than Air, as in Apple's iPad Air 2. More specifically, the 8.0-inch model barely registers a blip on the scale at only 272 grams, while the 9.7-inch version weighs 392 grams. For the sake of comparison, the iPad Air 2 is 6.1mm thick and weighs 437 grams The iPad mini 4 is also 6.1mm thick, but weighs 294 grams. These comparisons amount to splitting hairs -- let's face it, these are all thin and light tablets -- but for what it's worth, bragging rights belong to Samsung."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have derickwm's “Alaskan Arctic” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "A new system builder called AION approached me and asked me to design their flagship system, this will be available in very limited quantities and will be able to be purchased in the Fall!"

    Think Computers

  • "So far we have looked at GTX950 partner cards from Gigabyte and ASUS and today we continue our coverage with an analysis of the new PNY GTX950. While other GTX950 solutions so far have incorporated dual fans inside the cooling shroud, PNY have opted for just a single fan. The big question we need to answer – can it possibly compete?"

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "Consumer reports over the last couple of years have shown that consumers of all types check mostly two things when out to get a new SSD, price (more specifically price/capacity) and performance. The same fortunately doesn't apply for enterprise users since performance and endurance are the two primary concerns but i doubt there's a single company out there that wouldn't like to save some cash when getting new storage media. This has left room for strong competition even in the enterprise market so this is perhaps the only time since the introduction of SSDs (as we know them at least) that we've seen pretty much every major player in the market invest in such models. Micron of course couldn't stay this one out and since their M500DC SSD line (introduced just over a year ago) although it proved to be a worthy opponent to other similar models did cost quite a bit they went ahead and introduced the new M510DC line."

    NikkTech

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "It used to be a pretty well understood fact that merging to the 802.11ac wireless standard was an expensive task, with just the thought about having to replace both your router and wireless card made anyone's wallet shudder, but that was back in 2013. Come back, three years in the future, and we encounter devices like the one Benchmark Reviews has in it's hands today. The Tenda AC15 AC1900 Router is not only AC capable, but it features a Broadcom's BCM4708 Wi-Fi chipset capable of delivering speeds of up to 1300 Mbps over the 5 Ghz band. Astonishingly, it comes at only $87.99, which is the lowest price tag we have ever encountered on any AC1900 router."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Technology moves quickly, but when it comes to smartwatches, things seem to be moving more rapidly than usual. We published our Moto 360 review early last year and here we are merely half a year later testing the second generation of that device. In many ways, the original Moto 360 felt like the hero device for Android Wear. Google still hasn't created a watch of its own, nor has it partnered with a manufacturer to ship a "Nexus" branded Android Wear device. So, the Moto 360 continues to carry the torch. Are new internals, a new shopping experience, and an updated IPS display enough to earn the Moto 360 a place on your wrist? We'll explore that in the pages ahead."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Almost all PC cases have the same overall design. They are in the shape of a tower and our components always go in the same places. Sometimes we see some radical designs on the inside or outside of cases, but not too often. Recently wall-mounted PC’s and PC’s made to look like art have become very popular. We actually covered a few of these custom-built creations in our Case Mod Friday section. Not everyone has the time or the skill to build their own custom case. Well Thermaltake comes to the rescue with their brand new Core P5 Chassis. This chassis is designed for builders and gives you a whole lot of options when it comes to putting together an awesome system. On top of that once you are done the chassis allows you to display your creation or even wall-mount it! Let’s jump in and see what the Core P5 is all about!"

    Think Computers

  • "Phanteks has very quickly cemented their place as one of the preferred chassis manufactures among the PC enthusiast community. In last year's Mod24, Lee Harrington of "PCjunkie Mods" and Ron Lee Christianson of "Blue Horse Studios" used the Enthoo Luxe to create a Call of Duty Zombie themed work of art. Late last year to follow up on the Enthoo."

    Modders-Inc

  • The SSD Review

    "As much as many might believe the transition to SSDs to be relatively painless process, it isn’t always so. The number of e-mails, forum posts and pm’s we have received indicates that, as easy as buying a pre-configured system with an SSD, moving from a hard drive to SSD is not always so. We addressed SSD migration some time ago in our article ‘SSD Migration or Fresh System Installation‘, however, we never quite spoke to testing to ensure your SSD is up to snuff; this article does just that. This report provides the reader with a background on the benchmarks that we use, and may not use, as part of our website SSD test regimen. With each program, we will provide a bit of an explanation on its ins and outs, as well as drawbacks, and our choice of software is listed by that of which we seem to use most. Last but not least, a link for each benchmark will be provided for download or purchase, most benchmarks being free to download. These are located by clicking on the benchmark title."

    The SSD Review

  • "In 2013, Asus manufactured the critically acclaimed Google Nexus 7. After a quiet period on the tablet front, Asus are back with a new range of ZenPads – and today we look at the ZenPad S 8.0. The 8.0 obviously refers to an 8-inch display, so this tablet is only slightly larger than the iPad Mini."

    Kitguru

  • OCInside

    "A new user review has been published on OCinside.de. This time the video card MSI GeForce GTX 960 4GD5T OC has been tested by user Hipp0campus. The price class of 200 EUR is traditionally fiercely fought over by the two leading manufacturers AMD and nVidia. The price-conscious gamer can usually find a fitting piece of hardware in this category for letting him/her play the most recent video games at high settings. Currently the search for a card of this range for your pc turns out to be more of an act of faith. The nVidia GTX 960 as well as the AMD Radeon R9 380 are equally good choices. One point in favor of the GeForce card would be the lower Power consumption under heavy loads, but we will get to that later on."

    OCInside

  • "So far, 2015 has given us a bounty of high-end graphics cards. If you want to spend somewhere north of three hundred bucks on a graphics card—and heck, maybe three times that—then you have plenty of shiny new options from which to choose. I've spent a borderline scandalous amount of time testing graphics cards in 4K resolutions in the past six months. Playing with the fancy toys is nice, but it's not very realistic. The vast majority of PC gamers play at resolutions of 1080p or below, and for the most part, you can get away with using a much more affordable graphics card when you "only" have a couple of megapixels to paint. That's pretty much the rationale behind the GeForce GTX 950, a new entry in Nvidia's graphics card lineup that promises a nice mix of price and performance."

    The Tech Report

  • NVIDIA: The Way It's Meant to be Played

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    PC Perspective

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

    Kitguru

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

    Modders-Inc

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

    Hot Hardware

  • OCInside

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

    OCInside

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • Lian Li

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

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

    Lian Li PC-D666

    One Chassis, Two Systems

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

  • Razer

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

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

    Razer Naga Epic Chroma gaming mouse.

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

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

  • MSI Gaming

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

  • MSI Unveils World's First Gaming Laptop with Mechanical Keyboard

    MSI - GT80 Titan

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

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

  • ROCCAT Ryos TKL Pro

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

  • ROCCAT Ryos Family Gets an eSports All-Star

    ROCCAT Ryos TKL Pro mechanical gaming keyboard

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

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

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

    techPowerUp

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

    Hardware Asylum

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

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

    Hardware Heaven

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

    Madshrimps

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

    PC Perspective

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

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • Corsair

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

  • Corsair Introduces Ultralight Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Mice

    Corsair Introduces Ultralight Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Mice.

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

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

  • LUXA2

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

  • LUXA2 Launches Exciting New Lavi Headphones Series

    LUXA2 Lavi Headphones Series.jpg

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

  • Cooler Master

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

  • 5 Things To Know - NovaTouch TKL

    Cooler Master 5 things to know about the NovaTouch TKL


    You Asked, We Answered

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

  • NVIDIA GameWorks

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

  • NVIDIA GameWorks

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

  • NZXT

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

  • Introducing the new NZXT Armory!

    Introducing the new NZXT Armory!

    Your Source for Everything NZXT.

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

  • Thermaltake

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

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

    Thermaltake New TR2 Bronze Series Power Supply Units.jpg

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    Futurelooks

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

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Madshrimps

  • Peavey

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

  • Peavey

    Peavey® MediaMatrix® Releases Kiosk2Go™ Mobile App

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

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

  • Sennheiser

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

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

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

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

  • NVIDIA

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

  • Cooler Master

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

  • Cooler Master Octane Mouse and Keyboard Combo
    Full Spectrum Gaming

    Cooler Master Octane (banner)

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

  • Vantec

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

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

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

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

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

  • RAZER

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

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

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

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

  • NVIDIA

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

  • Intel

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

  • Amped Wireless

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

  • ROCCAT Studios

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

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

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

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

  • Amped Wireless October 2014 Press Header

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

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

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

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

  • ROCCAT and Alienware Become Exclusive Partners

     ROCCAT and Alienware Become Exclusive Partners

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

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

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

    OCInside

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

    MegaTechNews

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

    Hot Hardware

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • Thermaltake

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

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

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

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

  • QNAP

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

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

    TS 453 Pro AES-256 bit Encryption read performance.

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

  • ASUSTOR

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

  • ASUSTOR Adds New AS7004T Tower Model to 70T Series

    ASUSTOR AS7004T

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

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers

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

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G20 Desktop

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

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

  • ECS

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

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

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

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

  • PHANTEKS

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

  • Phanteks MP Fan Series

    Phanteks New MP Series Fans

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

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

    techPowerUp

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

    PC Perspective

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

    [H]ardOCP

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

    Hardware Heaven

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

  • TechnologyX

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

    TechologyX

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Kitguru

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

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

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

    Madshrimps

  • AMD Gaming Evolved

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

  • AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter

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

     Civ goes beyond with Mantle and 4K

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

    Learn More

  • Apacer

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

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

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

    Compact USB security dongle offers increased options for data

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

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

    techPowerUp

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

    Hot Hardware

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

    [H]ardOCP

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

    Kitguru

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

    PC Perspective

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Hardware Heaven

  • Transcend

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

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

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

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

  • Thermaltake

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

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

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

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

  • MSI® X99S XPOWER AC Series

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

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

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

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

  • AOC

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

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

    AOC 17” USB Monitor (E1759FWU)

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

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

  • Lian-Li

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

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

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

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    Kitguru

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

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Hardware Heaven

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • LUXA2 a Division of Thermaltake

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

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

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

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

  • QNAP

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

  • QNAP

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

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

  • Vantec

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

  • NVIDIA

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

  • Vantec Newsletter Oct, 2014

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

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • Intel

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

  • AMD

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

  • AMD Announces Its Highest Performing APUs! - Newsletter

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

  • KTC Group

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

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

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

  • Thermaltake

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

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

    Thermaltake Toughpower Series - 80 Plus Gold Certified.jpg

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

  • Amped Wireless

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

  • Thermaltake

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

  • Cooler Master

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

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

    Cooler Master Nepton 120XL/240M Banner

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

  • Amped Wireless October 2014 Press Header

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

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

     New Amped Wireless USB Adapter Doubles Wi-Fi Range

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

  • Thermaltake release New Core V31

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

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    PC Perspective

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

    [H]ardOCP

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Madshrimps

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

    Kitguru

  • TechnologyX

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

    TechnologyX

  • ADATA

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

  • ADATA Launches HC500 External Hard Drive for TV & PC

    ADATA Launches HC500 External Hard Drive for TV & PC.

    Your Personal Cloud and Much More!

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

  • Thecus

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

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

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

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

  • ASUSTOR

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

  • ASUSTOR Launches Enterprise-Class AS70R Rackmount NAS Models

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

    ASUSTOR Launches Enterprise-Class AS70R Rackmount NAS Models

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

  • be quiet!

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

  • be quiet! introduces its first entry-level cooler

    be quiet!  Pure Rock combines performance with attractive price;

    Pure Rock combines performance with attractive price

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

  • GIGABYTE Hosts Halloween Photo Contest For Facebook Fans

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

  • GIGABYTE Hosts Halloween Photo Contest For Facebook Fans

    GIGABYTE Hosts Halloween Photo Contest For Facebook Fans

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

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

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

    Hot Hardware

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

    [H]ardOCP

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

    Hardware Heaven

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

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

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

    Madshrimps

  • Cooler Master

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

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

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

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

  • AMD

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

  • AMD

    AMD Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results

    Q3 2014 Results

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

     

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

  • IBM  (Photo: Seth Wenig, AP)

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

  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Acquire IBM's Microelectronics Business

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Acquire IBM's Microelectronics Business

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

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

  • BIOSTAR

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

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

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

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

  • COUGAR

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

  • COUGAR Launches 600M Gaming Mouse

    COUGAR Launches 600M Gaming Mouse

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

  • Linksys

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

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

     Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (E8350)

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

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

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

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Hardware Heaven

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

    [H]ardOCP

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

    PCSTATS

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

    PC Perspective

  • ICY DOCK: ICY TIPS

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

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

  • Transcend

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

  • Transcend Announces Latest Server-Grade DDR4 Memory

    Transcend Announces Latest Server-Grade DDR4 Memory.

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

  • LEPA

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

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

    LEPA unveils LPC501 case.

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

  • MSI

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

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

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

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

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

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

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Kitguru

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

    The Tech Report

  • Lian Li

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

  • Lian Li Announces the PC-T80 Test Bench

    Lian Li Announces the PC-T80 Test Bench

    Brushed Aluminum Test Bench with Radiator Support and Modular Design

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

  • Angelbird

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

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

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

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

  • Thecus

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

  • Transcend

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

  • FSP

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

  • QNAP

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

  • Thecus® Releases Patch to Resolve Bash Vulnerability

    Thecus® Releases Patch to Resolve Bash Vulnerability

    All models now immune to latest cyber security bug

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

  • Transcend to Showcase Its Photographic Solutions at PhotoPlus 2014

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

  • FSP Announces 80 Plus Platinum AURUM PT Power Supply Series

     FSP Announces 80 Plus Platinum AURUM PT Power Supply Series

    High Performance PSU Designed for Gaming Enthusiasts and Demanding Overclockers

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

  • QNAP Releases Upgraded VMobile App Adding Low-bandwidth Mode

    QNAP Releases Upgraded VMobile App Adding Low-bandwidth Mode

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

  • Spire

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

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

    Spire adds the WRISTPAD to new ergonomic peripherals line.

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

  • Phoenix Online Publishing

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

  • Thermaltake

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    techPowerUp

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

    [H]ardOCP

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

    Hardware Heaven

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Madshrimps

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

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

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

    Futurelooks

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Now Available

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

  • Tesoro

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

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

    Tesoro Releases Ancile Z1 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad in North America

    High Precision Mousing Control to Dominate the Battlefield

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    Kitguru

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

    Hot Hardware

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

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Hardware Heaven

  • TechnologyX

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

    TechnologyX

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

  • Futuremark

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tt eSPORTS

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

  • Tt eSPORTS Now Available at BEST BUY

    Tt eSPORTS Now Available at BEST BUY 1.jpg

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

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

    PC Perspective

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

    techPowerUp

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Madshrimps

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

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers

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

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G751 Gaming Laptop

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

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

  • Dead Mage

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

  • ACTION ADVENTURE GAME “EPIC OF KINGS” ANNOUNCED

    ACTION ADVENTURE GAME “EPIC OF KINGS” ANNOUNCED

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

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

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

    PC Perspective

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

    Hardware Heaven

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

  • BigBruin

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

    BigBruin

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

    Kitguru

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

    Madshrimps

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

    Futurelooks

  • Sennheiser

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

  • iBUYPOWER

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

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

     Sennheiser creates special Ingress editions of the MOMENTUM On-Ear

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

  • iBUYPOWER Unveils Its SBX Entertainment System

     iBUYPOWER SBX entertainment system is here!
    The future is here

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

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

    techPowerUp

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

    Hot Hardware

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

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

    BigBruin

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

    Hardware Heaven

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

    Madshrimps

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Kitguru

  • OCInside

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

    OCInside

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

    The Tech Report

  • Angelbird

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

  • ADATA

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

  • Fractal Design

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

  • ADATA Releases SSD Firmware Update

    ADATA Releases SSD Firmware Update

    New Firmware 5.8.2 Offers Enhanced Stability


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

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

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

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

  • Introducing EDISON M modular PSUs!

    Introducing EDISON M modular PSUs!

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

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

  • ENERMAX

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

  • The Giant’s Armor
    ENERMAX Thormax GT Full Tower Chassis

    ENERMAX Thormax GT Full Tower Chassis

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

  • ICYDOCK

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

  • AMD

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

  • ORIGIN

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

  •  ICY DOCK EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B

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

  • AMD

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

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

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

    Get The Gear and Fight Fear With ORIGIN PCs Halloween Promo

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    PC Perspective

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

    [H]ardOCP

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

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

    Hardware Heaven

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Hardware Asylum

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

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • MSI

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

  • SP/SiliconPower

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • NVIDIA

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

  • Sennheiser

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

  • GIGABYTE

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

  • Mushkin

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

  • ORIGIN

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

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

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

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

  • GIGABYTE TARGET OC to be Hosted on HWBOT.ORG -

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

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

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

  • Mushkin Launches New Addition to Chronos Family of SSDs

    Mushkin Launches New Addition to Chronos Family of SSDs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    PC Perspective

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

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

    OCInside

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

    Kitguru

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

    Madshrimps

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

    [H]ardOCP

  • BIOSTAR

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

  • BIOSTAR’s J1900NH2

    BIOSTAR's J1900NH2 Mini-ITX for Flexible Use

    Mini-ITX for Flexible Use

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

  • ADATA

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

  • ADATA Launches Enterprise Grade Server SSD - SR1010

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

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

  • DIGITAL STORM

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

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

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

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

  • MSI Gaming

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

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

    MSI lineup with NVIDIA latest GPU

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

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

  • Phoenix Online Studios

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

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

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

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

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    PC Perspective

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

    Hot Hardware

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

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

    Kitguru

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

    Madshrimps

  • TechnologyX

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

    TechnologyX

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • QNAP

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

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

    QNAP Security Reminder! Upgrade your Turbo NAS

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

  • SPIRE

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

  • Introducing the ASTRO III laptop stand and cooler

    SPIRE ASTRO III laptop stand and cooler

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

  • AeroCool

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

  • Aerocool presents Xpredator Cube series

    Aerocool presents Xpredator Cube series

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

  • QNAP

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

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

    QNAP Releases High-Performance TS-x31 Home NAS Series

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

  • Swiftech

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

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

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

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

  • Vision Research

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

  • Vision Research Updates v-Series Line of 1 Megapixel

    Ultrahigh-Speed Digital Cameras

    Vision Research Phantom® v2011

    Phantom® v2011, v1611, v1211 Offer Customers

    Improved Flexibility and Light Sensitivity

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    PC Perspective

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

    Modders-Inc

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

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

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

    Hardware Heaven

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

    Kitguru

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

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • NVIDIA

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

  • Tiffen

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

  • Steadicam Curve for GoPro Flies Into Stores

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

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

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

    techPowerUp

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

    PC Perspective

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

    Kitguru

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

    Madshrimps

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

    Frostytech

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • Futuremark

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

  • ICY DOCK

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

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

    ICY DOCK October 2014 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    Hot Hardware

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

    Hardware Heaven

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

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

    OCInside

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

    BigBruin

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

    Madshrimps

  • ZOTAC It's Time to play

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

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

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

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

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

  • Corsair

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

  • ADATA

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

  • Corsair Releases Flash Voyager Vega USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    Corsair Releases Flash Voyager Vega USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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

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

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

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

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

  • Thermaltake

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

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

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

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

  • NVIDIA SHIELD

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

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

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

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

    Learn more >

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX

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

  • Razer

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

  • Intel

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

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

    ALL-NEW COUNTER LOGIC GAMING RAZER DEATHADDER TEAM MOUSE RELEASED

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

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

  • Digital Storm Customized Systems

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

  • Digital Storm Launches PRO Line of Custom Built Workstations

    Digital Storm Launches PRO Line of Custom Built Workstations

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

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

  • PowerColor Unleash the Gaming Power

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

  • POWERCOLOR REVEALS THE DARKNESS POWER WITH DEVIL R9 270X

    POWERCOLOR REVEALS THE DARKNESS POWER WITH DEVIL R9 270X

    Break the seal, release the Devil

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

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

    NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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

     

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

  • Razer

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

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

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

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

  • Intel

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

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

    NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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

     

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

  • EKWB

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

  • EK releases MSI N780 Lightning Full-Cover water block

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

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    PC Perspective

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

    Hot Hardware

  • Ocaholic

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

    Ocaholic

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Hardware Heaven

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

    HCW

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

    Custom PC Review

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

    TweakTown

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • BCCHardware

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

    BCCHardware

  • Mad Catz

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

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

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

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

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

  • Thermaltake Cool All Your Life

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

  • Single Supreme Fan Thermaltake Massive V20 Laptop Cooling Pad

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

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

  • ADATA

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

  • ASUSTOR

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

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

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

  • ASUSTOR Adds Compatibility for PowerWalker UPS Devices from BlueWalker

    ASUSTOR Adds Compatibility for PowerWalker UPS Devices from BlueWalker

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

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

  • Luxa2 A Dividion of Thermaltake

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

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

    techPowerUp

  • LanOC Reviews

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

    LanOC Reviews

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

    Hot Hardware

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

    Legit Reviews

  • Ocaholic

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

    Ocaholic

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

    The Tech Report

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

    MegaTech News

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

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

    Kitguru

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

    Madshrimps

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

    TweakTown

  • Gelid Solutions

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

  • Geil Solutions

    Geil Solutions VGA Cooler Rev. 2 ICY VISION

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Kingston HyperX Gaming Bundle - QPAD Battlefield 4 mouse pad

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

  • NVIDIA SHIELD

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

  • Enermax

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

  • ORIGIN PC

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

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

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

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

  • NVIDIA

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

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

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

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

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    Hardware Secrets

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

    PC Perspective

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

  • LanOC Reviews

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

    LanOC Reviews

  • Ocaholic

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

    Ocaholic

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

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Legit Reviews

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

    Custom PC Review

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

    Madshrimps

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

    The Tech Report

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

    Futurelooks

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

    Hardware Heaven

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • Rbmods

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

    Rbmods

  • GIGABYTE

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

  • VisionTek Radeon R9 290X

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

  • reCAPTCHA

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

  • GIGABYTE Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card Released

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

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

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

    VisionTek Radeon R9 290X

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

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

  • SteelSeries Professional Gaming Gear

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

  • STEELSERIES SIBERIA ELITE HEADSET AVAILABLE NOW

    Siberia Elite Gaming Headset

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

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

  • ADATA Lighting up your life

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

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

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    PC Perspective

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Kitguru

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

    Hardware Heaven

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

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

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

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

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

    Vortez

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

    TweakTown

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

    Hot Hardware

  • Ocaholic

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

    Ocaholic

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

    MegaTech News

  • ASUS Announces R9 290X Graphics Card

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

  • ASUS Announces R9 290X Graphics Card

    ASUS Announces R9 290X Graphics Card


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

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

  • Western Digital

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

  • TOSHIBA ANNOUNCES SLIM HDD FOR THIN LAPTOPS

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

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

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

  • MSI

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

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

    MSI R9 290X 4GD5

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

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

  • Corsair

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

  • Corsair Announces Hydro Series H75 Liquid CPU Cooler

    Corsair Announces Hydro Series H75 Liquid CPU Cooler

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

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

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

    techPowerUp

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

    BCCHardware

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • Ocaholic

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

    Ocaholic

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    TweakTown

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

    PC Perspective

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

    The Tech Report

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

    Hot Hardware

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

    Vortez

  • Feenix

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

  • Feenix Launches High End NascitaGaming Mouse and DimoraMouse Pad

    Feenix Launches High End NascitaGaming Mouse and DimoraMouse Pad

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

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

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

    Legit Reviews

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

    Hardware Heaven

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

    Kitguru

  • PowerColor Unleash the Gaming Power

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

  • AMD

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


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

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

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

  • POWERCOLOR RELEASES THE HIGHEST END PRODUCT, R9 290X

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

    Gaming has never been so easy before

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

  • SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse

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

  • Thecus - Creator in Storage

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

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

    Thecus® Announces 2-Bay Home NAS: The N2310

    Impressive new AMCC-based device coming soon

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

  • STEELSERIES INTRODUCES THE RIVAL OPTICAL GAMING MOUSE

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

    SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    PC Perspective

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

    Hot Hardware

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

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

    TweakTown

  • Ocaholic

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

    Ocaholic

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

    Custom PC Review

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

    Kitguru

  • BCCHardware

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

    BCCHardware

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

    Futurelooks

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

    Hardware Heaven

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

    The Tech Report

  • ADATA

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

  • OtterBox

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

  • DATA Expands Line of DashDrive Storage Devices

    DashDrive Durable UD311

    Launches USB 3.0 DashDrive Durable UD311

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

  • Cooler Master Glacer 240L

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Asustor

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

  • Glacer 240L

    Glacer 240L

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

  • Mushkin

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

  • ROCCAT

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

  • COUGAR

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

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

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

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

  • Genius Bella Vision BV 180 Pico Projector

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

  • ASUSTOR Releases Enhancements to Online Technical Support Center

    ASUSTOR Releases Enhancements to Online Technical Support Center

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

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

  • The Award Winning iPin Laser Presenter

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

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

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

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

  • Smartphone Becomes Powerful PC Peripheral

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

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

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

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

    The Award Winning iPin Laser Presenter Now Available in North America

    Transforms Your iPhone into a Professional Laser Presenter

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

  • COUGAR Updates CMX Series of Modular Gaming PSUs

    COUGAR Updates CMX Series of Modular Gaming PSUs

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

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

    Genius Bella Vision BV 180 Pico Projector

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

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

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

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • Ocaholic

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

    Ocaholic

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

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

    Hot Hardware

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

    Hardware Heaven

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

    Kitguru

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

    TweakTown

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

    Legit Reviews

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

    Madshrimps

  • BCCHardware

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

    BCCHardware