• ADATA

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

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

    ADATA Launches Stylish HV100 External Hard Drive!

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

  • HighPoint Technologies Inc.

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

  • HighPoint Announces New Distribution Partnership with Ingram Micro

    HighPoint Announces New Distribution Partnership with Ingram Micro

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

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

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

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

    Kitguru

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

    The Tech Report

  • QNAP

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

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

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

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

  • Mushkin

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

  • Mushkin Unveils the New REACTOR 1TB Solid State Drive

    Mushkin Unveils the New REACTOR 1TB Solid State Drive

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

  • EKWB

    EK Water Blocks proudly introduces a new Full-Cover water block, designed and engineered specificaly for ASUS® Strix series NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics cards - the EK-FC980 GTX Strix. EK-FC980 GTX Strix is a high-performance Full-Cover water block, co-developed with ASUS® Republic of Gamers (ROG) engineering team. "The cooler actively cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks."See More

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

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

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

  • ASUSTOR

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

  • Transcend

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

  • ASUSTOR to Debut New NAS Applications at CES 2015

    ASUSTOR to Debut New NAS Applications at CES 2015


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

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

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

     Transcend_Apple Solutions.jpg

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

  • CRYORIG

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

  • CRYORIG Innovative Product Compatibility Tester Goes Online!

    CRYORIG Innovative Product Compatibility Tester Goes Online!

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

  • Razer Nabu

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

  • Razer NABU SMARTBAND AVAILABLE December 2nd

    Razer NABU SMARTBAND AVAILABLE December 2nd USD $99.99

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

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

  • EVGA

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

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

  • UNIGINE

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

  • ORIGIN

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

  • Razer Team eSport

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

  • Holiday Savings Unleashed

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

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

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

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

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

    Razer Showcases Professional eSports Athletes with Documentary

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

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

  • EKWB

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

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

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

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    MegaTechNews

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

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

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    The Tech Report

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

    Futurelooks

  • ICY DOCK

    ICY DOCK is well known for those one of a kind data storage products and solutions that fill the bill in a variety of situations. The savvy can easily save a few bucks this Holiday weekend on some of their favorites, like the ICY DOCK Blizzard, ICY Bento, EZ-Dock,ICY Raid,ICY DOCK Fat Cage,Tough Armor 4-bay mobile rack, docking stations, along with a selection of other fine data storage products, and accessories, as ICY DOCK announces the ICY DOCK 2014 Black Friday 5 Days Deals Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (11/26/2014 to 11/30/2014. See More

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

  • QNAP

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

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

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

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

  • Phanteks

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

  • Phanteks

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

  • PHANTEKS PH-TC14S Launch

    PHANTEKS PH-TC14S

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

  • PHANTEKS PH-TC12LS Launch

     PHANTEKS PH-TC12LS

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

  • OttertBox

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

  • OtterBox Media Relations

    OtterBox Aplha Glass Screen Protector

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    [H]ardOCP

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

    Hot Hardware

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

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Madshrimps

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

    The Tech Report

  • NVIDIA SHIELD

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

  • Movavi

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

  • Asustor

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

  • Lian Li

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

  • Tesoro

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

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

       Movavi Video Suite for Windows v14

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

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

  • ASUSTOR Releases Surveillance Center 2.2 Beta

    ASUSTOR Releases Surveillance Center 2.2 Beta

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

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

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

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

  • Tesoro Launches New Website

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

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

  • Razer

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

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

    Razer CEO Finally Takes Up the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Razer CEO Finally Takes Up the Ice Bucket Challenge

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

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

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

    The Aviators

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

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    PC Perspective

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

    Kitguru

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Madshrimps

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

    Hardware Asylum

  • Fractal Design

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

  • Patriot

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

  • Silence Redefined…The DEFINE R5 is here!

    Silence Redefined…The Fractal Design DEFINE R5 is here!

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

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

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

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

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

  • NZXT

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

  • EVGA

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

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

  • AMD

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

  • MSI

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

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

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

    techPowerUp

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

    [H]ardOCP

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

    Kitguru

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

    PC Perspective

  • Tesoro

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

  • Tesoro to Display the Latest Mechanical Keyboards at DreamHack 2014

    Tesoro to Display the Latest Mechanical Keyboards at DreamHack 2014

    Game and Win PC Gaming Gear

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

  • Razer

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

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

    Razer Nabu

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

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

  • AMD

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

  • AMD Announces Major Technology Partnerships at Future of Compute Event

    Samsung UD590

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

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

  • Phoenix Online Publishing

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

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

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

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

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

  • Spire

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

  • Introducing POWERCUBE 710 THE NEW MATX CHASSIS

    Spire POWERCUBE 710

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

  • ENERMAX

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

  • OMNIFINITY

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

  • ENERMAX Launches LIQMAX II series

    ENERMAX Launches LIQMAX II series

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

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

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    Kitguru

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

    The Tech Report

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

    BigBruin

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

    PC Perspective

  • Corsair

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

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

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

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

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

  • OCZ Storage Solutions – a Toshiba Group Company

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

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

    OCZ Storage Solutions Introduces the Saber 1000 Series

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

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

  • SpotCam

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

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

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

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

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

  • AOC

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

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

    New AOC 34

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

  • Vantec

    Highlighted in this months edition of the Vantec Newsletter, is the Vantec USB 3.0 Universal Dual Video Docking Station with SD reader, which is an expansion device designed for today’s ultra-lightweight and portable laptops. "It provides an easy link to all the peripherals using a single USB 3.0 connection. Once connected, you can access your monitors (HDMI/DVI), headphone, microphone, Gigabit Ethernet network, five additional USB 3.0 ports and SD/MicroSD reader. The Dual HD video port can easily turn your laptop into a Multi-Monitor Workstation and the SD/MicroSD reader supports newer and larger capacity cards."See More

  • Vantec Newsletter November 2014

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

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

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

    OCInside

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

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

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

    MegaTechNews

  • Thermaltake

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

  • Apacer

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

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

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

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

  • Apacer Upgrades Exclusive CoreProtector Technology

    Apacer Storage

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

  • LEPA

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

  • PowerColor

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

  • LEPA launches AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Aquachanger 120 / 240

    LEPA launches AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Aquachanger 120 / 240

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

  • Corsair

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

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

    Corsair Hydro Series HG10 A1 Edition GPU liquid cooling bracket

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

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    PC Perspective

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

    Hot Hardware

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

    The Tech Report

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

    Kitguru

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

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

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

  • NVIDIA

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

  • be quiet!

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

  • COUGAR

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

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

    be quiet! officially announces its first high-end case

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

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

  • COUGAR Products In The Spotlight at INSOMNIA Event

    COUGAR Products In The Spotlight at INSOMNIA Event

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

  • Sennheiser

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

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

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

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

  • NVIDIA

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

  • ORIGIN PC

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

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

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

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

  • Celebrating 5 Years of Excellence

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

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

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

    PC Perspective

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

    Futurelooks

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

    [H]ardOCP

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

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

    The Tech Report

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Madshrimps

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

    Kitguru

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

    Hardware Asylum

  • EK Water Blocks

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block, designed and engineered specificaly for MSI® Gaming 4G series NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 graphics cards - the EK-FC970 GTX TF5. The EK-FC970 GTX TF5 "is a high-performance Full-Cover water block, co-developed with MSI® engineering team. The cooler actively cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks."See More

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

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

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

  • NVIDIA

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

  • The SHIELD tablet, now ready for Android 5.0 Lollipop

  • The Future of Supercomputing

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

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

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

  • Department of Energy

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

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

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    Modders-Inc

  • TechnologyX

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

    TechnologyX

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

    Kitguru

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

    The Tech Report

  • Addonics Technologies

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

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

    Addonics Announces 5-IN-3 Drive Chassis

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

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers

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

  • ASUS Announces Limited-Edition TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark S

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

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

  • Sennhesier

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

  • GIGABYTE

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

  • Razer

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

  • Phoenix Online Publishing Co.

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

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

    Sennheiser SP 10 Portable speakerphone.

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

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

  • New EKWB Water Block Available for GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards

    EKWB Water Block Available for GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards

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

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

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

    Razer Cortex

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

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

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

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

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

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

    PC Perspective

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    [H]ardOCP

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

    Hot Hardware

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

    BigBruin

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • EKWB

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

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

    EK introduces short-type GeForce® GTX 970 water block

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

  • Sennheiser

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

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

    Concept drawing of Sennheiser pop up stores.

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

  • EVGA

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

  • Noctua

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

  • NVIDIA

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

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

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

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

  • Noctua presents three new 92mm premium coolers

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

  • NVIDIA Responds to Samsung Suit

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    PC Perspective

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Madshrimps

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

    Kitguru

  • OCInside

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

    OCInside

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

    [H]ardOCP

  • MSI Gaming

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

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

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

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

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

  • ROCCAT

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

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

    ROCCAT Joins Intel Extreme Masters

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

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

  • Sceptre

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

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

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

  • NVIDIA

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

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

    techPowerUp

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Madshrimps

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

    Hardware Asylum

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

    Futurelooks

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

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

    PC Perspective

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

    [H]ardOCP

  • ICYDOCK

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

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

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

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

    PC Perspective

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

    techPowerUp

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

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

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

    Think Computers

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

    Kitguru

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

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • ADATA

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

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

  • Phoenix Online Publishing

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

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

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

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

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

  • Benchmark Reviews

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

    Benchmark Reviews

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

    techPowerUp

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

    Hot Hardware

  • The SSD Review

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

    The SSD Review

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

    Kitguru

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

    Madshrimps

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

    Futurelooks

  • NikkTech

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

    NikkTech

  • PowerColor

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

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

    POWERCOLOR PCS+ R9 290X

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

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

  • NVIDIA

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

  • AMD Radeon Graphics

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

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

  • ASUSTOR

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

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

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

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 6th, 2014 –ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it has joined world renowned surveillance company AXIS’s Application Development Partner (ADP) Program. ASUSTOR will now be able to receive the VAPIX® application components from AXIS along with technical documentation, software development kit and specialized development support in order to implement a more comprehensive technical integration. This works to provide AXIS users with a more reliable surveillance solution.

  • NVIDIA GameWorks

    HOT in the HTL Newsroom! We just heard from NVIDIA that "Far Cry 4 is going to be another blockbuster for Ubisoft, and the game will play the best on GeForce Graphics!"Semen Kovalev Producer of the PC version of Far Cry 4 had this to say,"The Far Cry 4 PC and NVIDIA teams have built a cutting edge partnership that emphasis productive synergy, pushing our technology and quality level further than ever before. Together we built enhanced features to provide an incredible visual experience designed to immerse players in the beautiful, but dangerous world of Far Cry 4.”

  • Ubisoft® and NVIDIA® Close Collaboration Makes Far Cry® 4 Reach Graphical Heights

    Far Cry 4 PC System Requirements Revealed

    Far Cry 4 PC System Requirements Revealed

    SANTA CLARA, Calif — November 6, 2014 — Ubisoft announces today a new technology PC gaming development partnership with NVIDIA that will bring players closer to their games than ever before.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Fractal Design has now released their Core 1100 MicroATX computer case. It still has a preinstalled 120mm front intake fan and the vertical hard drive bracket. The biggest change is only the exterior design with its brushed aluminum finish, making it look identical to most Fractal Design cases. Front panel I/O ports are now located on the front instead of on the side like how the Core 1000 had them. It also supports graphics cards of up to 350mm, CPU coolers up to 148mm tall, and an optional 80mm or 92mm rear exhaust fan for improved airflow."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "A manufacturer new on the HTPC enclosure scene is a company called Perfect Home Theater, a distributor of high-end home theater components. The enclosures from P.H.T. are slick looking aluminum designs supporting the gamut of form-factors from ATX all the way down to thin mini-ITX. The owner of Perfect Home Theater, Zygmunt Wojewoda, is also the designer of the ultra low-profile enclosure we're looking at today, the T-ITX-6."

    PC Perspective

  • "We look at performance in Alien: Isolation on several video cards, and compare specific features such as AA, SSAO, GPU-Accelerated Particles, and Contact Hardening Shadows. We will compare between NVIDIA and AMD and SLI and CrossFire and show you some screenshot comparisons to you know what to expect out of this game."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "Thermaltake is a brand name in the computer case industry, we have been reviewing their cases for years. Over the past few years they really have been focusing on mid and full tower cases. It has been quite a while since they released a really great small form factor case for LANs and gaming, the last one I remember was the LANBOX which came out in 2006. Well Thermaltake is back with a small form factor case that is perfect for LANs or just building a smaller system. The case is the Core V1 and it has room inside for a Mini-ITX motherboard, graphics cards as long as 285 mm, CPU coolers as tall as 140 mm, full size ATX power supplies, four hard drives and even watercooling! Let's take a look!"

    Think Computers

  • "Today we finally get the chance to look at Sapphire's R9 290X Vapor X 8GB graphics card. Prices of Ultra HD 4k screens may have dropped in price recently – but sadly this is only part of the overall cost. Driving smooth frames at 3,840×2,160 places a very intense demand on the system – particularly the graphics card. Even current generation cards such as Nvidia's GTX980 struggle in single formation. Today's article focuses on Sapphire's new 290X 8GB Vapor X cards in Crossfire against a selection of other high end hardware running in Crossfire and SLI."

    Kitguru

  • NVIDIA GameWorks

    One of the things that make modern PC gaming just so damn fun, is all the mayhem and havoc caused by blowing things up, whether it's tall buildings, or opposing forces and opponents. Readers in this community, as well as others, may recall seeing games like Hawken, just like Brian Burke did, as he shares his thoughts the first time he saw the game at GDC 2013. Thanks to the ongoing technical innovations, such as NVIDIA PhysX NVIDIA GameWorks and gaming developers, Hawken and many others games take on a whole new level of realism. This takes not only vision, but also a lot of work and dedication from the live and breathe gaming developers and manufacturers as they take the gaming experience to whole a new level. After all, they have a serious passion for gaming too!

  • Zalman

    Some sad news today, as a longtime brand of popular computer hardware and an innovative pioneer in quiet and efficient cooling solutions, Zalman Tech Co. Ltd has filed for bankruptcy protections in theSeoul Central District Court on November 3, 2014. and that.Zalman's parent company Moneual, was apparently involved in bank fraud and unable to pay their debts.

  • "MP4Nation Brainwavz S5 - the name of the company's newest high-end in-ear model priced at just $99.50. The S5s use a single 10mm driver in a very small housing. They also feature a full bundle and even include a set of Comply foam tips."

    techPowerUp

  • "Today we bring in another vendor's 4K consumer monitor and put it to the test, pitting against the formidable options from ASUS, Samsung, Acer and others. The Philips 288P6LJEB 4K 60 Hz monitor closely mirrors many of the specifications and qualities of other low-cost 4K panels, but with a couple of twits that help it stand out."

    PC Perspective

  • "Overall I thought the Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Digital headset is a solid performer. The audio quality from the headset is excellent. At just slightly under full volume the headset is LOUD!"

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "I have been following technology for quite a while and in that time I have witnessed the birth of solid state drives and many companies bringing them to the masses. When they first came out like all new technology they were very expensive. I remember when many people were debating on getting a new graphics card or a solid state drive. The past couple of years have been kind to the consumer with solid state drives continuing to drop in price. Most people are able to afford a solid state drive for at least their OS drive. The best way to cut costs and keep drives competitive is to decrease the lithography of the NAND that is inside the drive. This is the case for the drive we are taking a look at today. It features Micron's new 16nm 128Gbit MLC NAND. The drive that I am talking about is the Crucial MX100. The 512 GB version that we are reviewing today is currently selling for a little over $200, which if you can remember that is what most 128GB drives were selling for just a couple of years ago. The MX100 effectively replaces Crucial's M500 solid state drive while the MX550 still remains as their high performance offering. The 512 GB version of the MX100 offers sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 500 MB/s respectively. Let's see what this drive can do!"

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "Today, here at OCinside.de we test another 16 GB DDR4 quad channel Kit or rather two 8 GB DDR4 kits consisting of two 4 GB DDR4 modules. The Crucial Ballistix Sports 4 GB DDR4-2400 CL16 memory modules are equipped with heat spreaders and also have XMP profiles. Let us see how well the DDR4 modules can perform and how high this kit can be overclocked stable with or without voltage boost."

    OCInside

  • BigBruin

    "For this review, Cougar has sent over a new mouse, the rather futuristic looking 700M gaming mouse. The 700M does not have the look of a traditional mouse, and it looks as if it is poised to transform at any moment to join Optimus Prime in battle. We will find that while this design may look like it is from another galaxy, it offers features that make it very appealing for every day use (here on Earth)."

    BigBruin

  • NikkTech

    "Up until roughly 2 years ago i never would had thought that the day would ever come when I'd install a custom water cooling kit (loop) in our primary test rig and never look back to the usual CPU Air Coolers and the nowadays more common All In One liquid cooling solutions. However that day did come when we received the excellent XSPC Raystorm 750 RX360V3 WaterCooling Kit a few months back which surpassed every single cooling solution to have ever passed from our Intel Core i7 3930k test rig. I do understand people who are not willing to take their first steps into this still "niche" market because of the cost, the time one needs to spend mounting a complete kit and the rare dangers of that (although I've never encountered that issue) but trust me when i say that the end result is more than just worth the extra money and time (at least for those who can afford it). Phobya much like XSPC is also in the job of making high-end watercooling components and kits and since many of you asked today with us we have their latest 360LT Pure Performance Watercooling kit."

    NikkTech

  • "Spend any time around kids and you will be asked, "Can I be a gamer when I grow up?". When there was no money in electronic sports (eSports), the question was moot - there was no living to be made. Then a handful of plucky players started to earn some cash and, in 2015, the amount of money that will be picked up in tournaments etc will be absolutely huge. KitGuru caught up with Team Fnatic's Chief Operating Officer to get the full truth about being a professional gamer."

    Kitguru

  • Tesoro

    Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today unveils the Tesoro Excalibur RGB LED backlit mechanical keyboard with a 16.8 million color palette. "The Tesoro Excalibur RGB mechanical keyboard will be available in December via Tesoro Gaming USA, Newegg, Amazon, NCIX for the suggested retail price of US$119.00."See More

  • Tesoro Unveils Excalibur RGB 16.8 Million Color Mechanical Gaming Keyboard in North America

    Tesoro Unveils Excalibur RGB 16.8 Million Color Mechanical Gaming Keyboard in North America

    Full Color Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Features 512kB Onboard Macro Memory

    November 4, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today unveils the Tesoro Excalibur RGB LED backlit mechanical keyboard with a 16.8 million color palette.

  • EVGA

    Just about everyone likes to get some type of deal, when purchasing just about anything. Just like when it's time to upgrade a graphics card to play some of the hottest gaming titles, it's a pretty darn sweet deal to get one the those games for free with your purchase."Buy any EVGA GeForce GTX 980, 970, 780 Ti or 780 graphics card, and get a coupon (or digital code) that can be redeemed for Assassin’s Creed® Unity, Far Cry® 4 or The Crew™." Game On! See More

  • Pick Your Path: EVGA GTX Game Bundle - Get Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, or The Crew for Free

    Pick Your Path: EVGA GTX Game Bundle - Get Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, or The Crew for Free

    November 4th, 2014 – You’re a gamer, and we have the hottest titles this holiday for whatever you like to play. Buy any EVGA GeForce GTX 980, 970, 780 Ti or 780 graphics card, and get a coupon (or digital code) that can be redeemed for Assassin’s Creed® Unity, Far Cry® 4 or The Crew™.

  • Cooler Master

    Cooler Master announces the availability of the Silencio 652S mid-tower case and Silencio 352 mini-tower cases. Both chassis feature a minimalistic design, yet also provide maximum compatibility for today's hardware and cooling solutions with liquid cooling radiators up to 240mm. The Cooler Master Silencio 652S, and the Silencio 352 also features sound-dampening panels to keep the internal noise constrained and accessible dust filters to keep your system running clean with the included XtraFlo fans."See More

  • Cooler Master Silencio 652S & 352 Coming to North America

    Cooler Master Silencio 652S & 352 Coming to North America.

    Cases With Minimal Design and Maximum Compatibility

    Chino, CA — Nov 4th2014  —Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator, and manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals as well as mobile accessories today announced the availability of the Silencio 652S mid-tower case and Silencio 352 mini-tower case. See more details on the cases here.

  • NVIDIA

    NVIDIA announces a new technology PC gaming development partnership with Ubisoft® that will bring consumers closer to their games than ever before. "Thanks to the power of NVIDIA GeForce® GTX® technology, including the just-released GTX 980 and 970 GPUs, this holiday’s hottest games, Assassin’s Creed® Unity, Far Cry® 4 and The Crew™, will look simply incredible." And,"Part of the “Pick Your Path” promotion which kicks off this week and runs to the end of the year, gamers who purchase a qualifying GeForce GTX GPU, including a GeForce GTX 980, 970, 780 Ti, or 780 graphics card or a notebook with GeForce GTX 980M or 970M get their choice of which title--The Crew, Far Cry 4 or Assassin’s Creed Unity--to add to their library for free."See More

  • NVIDIA and Ubisoft® Take PC Gaming to New Heights

    NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX "Pick Your Path" Bundle Promotion

    This Year’s Hottest Holiday Titles Available in New Exciting GeForce GTX “Pick Your Path” Promotion

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Nov. 4, 2014— NVIDIA today announced a new technology PC gaming development partnership with Ubisoft® that will bring consumers closer to their games than ever before.

  • ORIGIN PC

    ORIGIN PC announces a new promotion for their award-winning gaming line of GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, CHRONOS desktops, EON laptops and their new EVO15-S laptop for a limited time only. Customers who purchase any ORIGIN PC gaming desktop or gaming laptop today can receive free U.S. ground shipping and a free $50 Steam gift card while supplies last! As an added bonus, "ORIGIN PC is also offering NVIDIA’s latest “Pick Your Path” game bundle and AMD Radeon’s “NEVER SETTLE: Space Edition” game bundle to give customers the choice of their favorite PC title with a qualified NVIDIA or AMD graphics card inside their next ORIGIN PC gaming system."See More

  • Get the Games You Want This Fall

    ORIGIN PC November 2014 Promotion.

    With ORIGIN PC’s November Promo

    Miami, FL – November 4th, 2014 — ORIGIN PC announced today a new promotion for their award-winning gaming line of GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, CHRONOS desktops, EON laptops and their new EVO15-S laptop for a limited time only. Customers who purchase any ORIGIN PC gaming desktop or gaming laptop today can receive free U.S. ground shipping and a free $50 Steam gift card while supplies last! As an added bonus, ORIGIN PC is also offering NVIDIA’s latest “Pick Your Path” game bundle and AMD Radeon’s “NEVER SETTLE: Space Edition” game bundle to give customers the choice of their favorite PC title with a qualified NVIDIA or AMD graphics card inside their next ORIGIN PC gaming system.

  • NVIDIA GeForce

    The new GeForce Game Ready Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 344.60 WHQL drivers are now available to download automatically through GeForce Experience, and from GeForce.com. "With performance optimizations and a SLI profile, the new GeForce Game Ready Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare drivers are a recommended update for players of the first-person shooter."See More

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare GeForce Game Ready Driver Available Now

    NVIDIA Maxwell GeForce GTX 980 970 Game Advanced.

    By Andrew Burnes on Tue, Nov 04 2014 -- The new GeForce Game Ready Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 344.60 WHQL drivers are now available to download automatically through GeForce Experience, and from GeForce.com. With performance optimizations and a SLI profile, the new GeForce Game Ready Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare drivers are a recommended update for players of the first-person shooter.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Ever heard of the brand AORUS? I hadn't until this review, but I bet you've heard of the parent company, Gigabyte. That's right, AORUS is Gigabyte's gaming brand. The company currently makes a gaming keyboard, gaming mouse, some gaming laptops, and accessories such as the B7 gaming backpack. But don't let the relatively new company name "AORUS" fool you, these products carry the Gigabyte quality we've all come to know and appreciate. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Gigabyte AORUS Thunder K7 cherry mechanical keyboard with detachable macro pad."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Given that we are anticipating a launch of the Samsung 850 EVO very shortly, it is a good time to back fill on the complete performance picture of the 850 Pro series. We have done several full capacity roundups of various SSD models over the past months, and the common theme with all of them is that as the die count is reduced in lower capacity models, so is the parallelism that can be achieved. This effect varies based on what type of flash memory die is used, but the end result is mostly an apparent reduction in write performance. Fueling this issue is the increase in flash memory die capacity over time."

    PC Perspective

  • Think Computers

    "We have been looking at Icy Dock products for quite some time now, both external and internal solutions. They have recently released a new product that really caught my eye and seemed different from their normal offerings. The product that I am talking about is their Black Vortex (MB074SP-1B) 3.5-inch SATA HDD 4 in 3 Hot Swap Module Cooler Cage. This device allows you to fit four 3.5-inch hard drives into three 5.25-inch drive bays, but beyond that it has a blue LED cooling fan and a pretty unique design. If you need extra hard drive space in your system this is the perfect device for you and it looks great as well! Read on as we take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "The company Enermax is mainly well known for their high-performance power supplies and their fans. For some time Enermax is offering CPU coolers and even AIO water cooling systems, as we can see in this review. We will see in this review, if the big hit is successful with the Enermax Liqtech 240 and if they prevail against the established competition."

    OCInside

  • "As the R9 285 OC model from Gigabyte, the HIS R9 285 IceQ X2 2GB OC video card is based on the Tonga architecture and is using a new form of compression for frame buffer color data, which reduces the amount of memory bandwidth required for buffer operations. The product is overclocked from the factory but not as high as the Gigabyte R9 285 OC so the overall results were a bit lower in the synthetic benchmarks but also inside the games. However, we could overclock the card quite a bit with the supplied utility and have reached similar performance when the card was maxed-out."

    Madshrimps

  • "IN WIN Development has been far more than just a name the last couple years. We've seen some impressive computer enclosure designs catering to the eclectic gamers including the GT1 or Mana, conservative professionals who appreciate the 900 Series and extreme enthusiasts showing off their systems in the amazingly creative Open Frame series which includes the S-Frame, D-Frame and now the D-Frame Mini, which we had a special sneak peek at back in May of 2014, during COMPUTEX. We have in the lab, and so far, there doesn't seem to be a more portable, impressive low maintenance enthusiast' computer enclosure."

    Futurelooks

  • ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it has launched a new surveillance monitoring mobile app AiSecure. "After installing ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center on their NAS, ASUSTOR users will be able to install AiSecure free of charge on their mobile devices in order to remotely monitor their surveillance feeds."See More

  • ASUSTOR Releases AiSecure Mobile Surveillance App

    ASUSTOR Releases AiSecure Mobile Surveillance App

    ASUSTOR releases the free AiSecure mobile surveillance app for both iOS and Android. Used in concert with ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center, AiSecure lets users take snapshots, record video, control PTZ functions on cameras and receive push notifications, allowing users to stay in sync with all the latest developments on their surveillance feeds.

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 4th, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it has launched a new surveillance monitoring mobile app AiSecure. After installing ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center on their NAS, ASUSTOR users will be able to install AiSecure free of charge on their mobile devices in order to remotely monitor their surveillance feeds. AiSecure’s push notifications help users to stay up to date on all the latest developments, allowing users to take immediate action if required and reducing any possible damage to assets in the home or workplace. Additionally, AiSecure features and easy-to-use and intuitive interface that provides timely functionality for the feature in use, giving users the ability to take snapshots, record, control PTZ functions on cameras, check on the system status and replay previously recorded video.

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE proudly announces to be the exclusive motherboard sponsor of this year’s BlizzCon gaming event. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes. "The eighth BlizzCon will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th, 2014."See More

  • GIGABYTE to be the Exclusive Motherboard Sponsor of BlizzCon 2014 for the 2nd Year in a Row

    GIGABYTE to be the Exclusive Motherboard Sponsor of BlizzCon 2014 for the 2nd Year in a Row.

    Launching Ground for the Powerful Intel® Core™ i7 BRIX Gaming MINI-PC

    City of Industry, California, November 3rd, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to be the exclusive motherboard sponsor of this year’s BlizzCon gaming event. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes. The eighth BlizzCon will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th, 2014.

  • MSI Gaming

    MSI proudly announces its release of the MSI X99S GAMING 9 ACK and Z97 GAMING 9 ACK motherboard. Introducing the true wireless gaming solution, ACK powered by Killer DoubleShot Pro delivers 3.5x times lower latency and 2.9x times faster data throughput compared to traditional Wireless-N solutions. "Killer Smart Teaming allows the use of LAN and WI-FI at the same time with speeds up to 1.867 Gbps and the ability to process gaming activity through LAN and other internet activity through Wi-Fi for the best lag-free gaming experience. Together with smart applications which allow you to control your bandwidth, MSI ACK is the one and only true wireless GAMING solution."See More

  • True wireless GAMING with new MSI® ACK motherboards

    True wireless GAMING with new MSI® ACK motherboards.
     
    MSI® upgrades X99S GAMING 9 AC and Z97 GAMING 9 AC with ACK

    MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its release of the MSI X99S GAMING 9 ACK and Z97 GAMING 9 ACK motherboard. Introducing the true wireless gaming solution, ACK powered by Killer DoubleShot Pro delivers 3.5x times lower latency and 2.9x times faster data throughput compared to traditional Wireless-N solutions. Killer Smart Teaming allows the use of LAN and WI-FI at the same time with speeds up to 1.867 Gbps and the ability to process gaming activity through LAN and other internet activity through Wi-Fi for the best lag-free gaming experience. Together with smart applications which allow you to control your bandwidth, MSI ACK is the one and only true wireless GAMING solution.

  • Intel

    Intel announces that Nixie was named the grand prize winner of the Intel Make It Wearable challenge, a global initiative that Intel announced at CES 2014 to fuel creativity and challenge innovators to evolve personal computing using Intel® Edison technology. "Winning the $500,000 grand prize, Nixie is the first wearable camera that can fly, unfolds and takes flight on cue to take the perfect shot from unique perspectives. Second prize winner, Open Bionics was awarded $200,000, using low cost, high efficiency 3-D printing and scanning to bring customized products to amputees for less than $1,000. Third prize winner and recipient of $100,000, ProGlove is offering an enterprise invention that seeks to reduce physical work stress, improve ergonomics and reduce costly workplace mistakes."

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  • Chip Shot: Nixie Wins $500,000 Grand Prize in Intel Make It Wearable Challenge

    $500,000 Grand Prize in Intel Make It Wearable Challenge


    Today Nixie was named the grand prize winner of the Intel Make It Wearable challenge, a global initiative that Intel announced at CES 2014 to fuel creativity and challenge innovators to evolve personal computing using Intel® Edison technology. Winning the $500,000 grand prize, Nixie is the first wearable camera that can fly, unfolds and takes flight on cue to take the perfect shot from unique perspectives. Second prize winner, Open Bionics was awarded $200,000, using low cost, high efficiency 3-D printing and scanning to bring customized products to amputees for less than $1,000. Third prize winner and recipient of $100,000, ProGlove is offering an enterprise invention that seeks to reduce physical work stress, improve ergonomics and reduce costly workplace mistakes. Watch the webcast replay.

  • "Reveen might be a relatively unknown manufacturer, but their Okeanos has proven to be a true contender. Offering bold looks and exceptional performance, it rivals some of the best high-end air coolers on the market today. Then again, such is not surprising considering it features dual-cooling towers, two fans, and six heatpipes."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "Yesterday i went to the local Nike store to pick a couple of new running shoes since it's time to replace my old ones and it was then standing in front of a wall with almost 30 different models that i realized how hard it must be for people to choose the right pair between several different models. Of course this example isn't just for shoes but pretty much everything else in the market including electronics and PC hardware and peripherals (besides to me running shoes are what power supplies and SSDs might be to someone else). This stands especially true for gaming peripherals since choosing the right ones to cover your needs is not the easiest thing since much like shoes we're not talking about a product that you simply can't base your decision on performance numbers. Although new Tesoro so far has a perfect track record in the gaming peripherals market and today with us we have their latest Gandiva H1L Laser Gaming Mouse."

    NikkTech

  • TechnologyX

    "Whether you're an overclocking enthusiast or a gamer looking for a cooler quieter solution to cooling your system, a good custom CPU cooler can be one of the most important components in your system. It can solve over-heating issues, noise issues and even make your system look cooler and more personalized. In this report, we'll be taking a look at the NiC L32 by Thermaltake which promises to not only solve all those issues, but do so without breaking the bank. Can this affordable, compact cooler provide sufficient cooling for even the most demanding overclocks? Let's find out!"

    TechnologyX

  • "Today we examine ASUS' take on the GeForce GTX 970 video card. We have the ASUS GTX 970 STRIX DirectCU II OC video card today, and will break down its next-gen performance against an AMD Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X. This video card features 0dB fans, and many factors that improve its chance of extreme overclocking."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Most are in agreement that Apple's iPad Air 2 is one of the finest tablets ever produced, if not the best out there, period. Certainly, it's not difficult to make that case -- after all, the latest 9.7-inch iPad is thinner than its predecessor at just 6.1mm thick, wicked fast with its custom A8X System-on-Chip (SoC), and incredibly light at just under a pound. Toss in a gorgeous display and a set of ancillary features that have been upgraded for this latest release, and even the most stringent critics can't help but pile on the praise. That's the easy part. What's a bit more difficult to address is whether or not you should upgrade to the iPad Air 2. Obviously the answer depends in part on which tablet, if any, you currently own. But there's also the question of what you intend to do with it...?

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "To all the Left-handed, Southpaws, wrong-handed individuals out there "I feel ya", and so does Tt eSports. The Tt eSports "VENTUS" is build solid and professional for all left and right handed people. It's a great feeling mouse that won't take weeks to get a feel for it. It feels like a very common mouse and that is a plus in my book. The Vented body is more than just flash; it works for keeping your hand from getting hot on the mouse and helps to keep you gaming longer and faster overall and over time. The Tt eSports "Ventus" is built to last and is easy to travel with its own padded carry case. The programmable macros are easy to manipulate and understand and the speed of the mouse is shown when you change gears. Like a formula one race car it shows you what gear you are in."

    Think Computers

  • "Today we take a look at the latest power supply from Fractal Design, the Integra M 650W – released to target the budget enthusiast audience. This semi modular design has achieved 80 Plus Bronze Certification and will hit retail for around £55 inc vat. Is it worth shortlisting if you are working with a restrictive budget?"

    Kitguru

  • "A few years ago Zotac launched their Zbox range of systems, designed to pack as much performance into a compact chassis as possible. Overall they have been fairly successful in their goals and recently branched out into some more stylish casing with the Orb models. Now Zotac are going ultra small, in fact pocketable, with their compact systems and today in our Zbox Pico Review PI320 we test one."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Futuremark

    Futuremark has been the industry standard for many years with every enthusiast around the globe, and Futuremark announces that they are now a part of UL, a global safety science organization with more than a century of expertise and innovation in the fields of product safety testing, inspection and verification services. With more than 10,000 professionals in 40 countries, UL is dedicated to creating safe working and living environments for all. UL partners with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations, regulatory authorities, and governments to play a key role in the development and harmonization of national and international standards.See More


  • UL Signals Strategic Expansion into Performance Benchmarking Services with Futuremark Acquisition

    Futuremark joins UL to accelerate development of new benchmarks

    UL, a global safety science leader, today announced the acquisition of Futuremark, the market leading provider of performance benchmarking software. Futuremark, a privately held company based in Finland, develops the world’s most widely used benchmarks for desktop computers, notebooks, tablets and smart phones.

    NORTHBROOK, Ill. – November 3, 2014– UL, a global safety science leader, today announced the acquisition of Futuremark, the market leading provider of performance benchmarking software. Futuremark, a privately held company based in Finland, develops the world’s most widely used benchmarks for desktop computers, notebooks, tablets and smart phones. The acquisition marks UL’s entry into the software development industry, a strategic imperative for the company to help meet the growing demand for performance data.

  • MSI Gamiing

    MSI announces a new record breaking motherboard the MSI X99S MPOWER motherboard. "After MSI launched its X99S XPOWER AC motherboard on August the 29th it’s now time for its brother, the X99S MPOWER motherboard, to assist in dominating the benchmarks. The MSI X99S MPOWER is a custom designed overclocking motherboard, specifically for enthusiasts demanding the highest performance and the best stability while still getting a ton of OC features." The MSI X99S MPOWER motherboard is ready to take the new 8 or 6 core CPU’s and DDR4 performance to the limit, proven recently by already breaking 26 records during the finals of MSI’s overclocking contest, MOA 2014.See More

  • MSI® Unleashes the record-breaking X99S MPOWER motherboard

    MSI® Unleashes the record-breaking X99S MPOWER motherboard.

    Adding a chapter to the legacy of the MSI MPOWER series

    MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its release of the MSI X99S MPOWER motherboard. After MSI launched its X99S XPOWER AC motherboard on August the 29th it’s now time for its brother, the X99S MPOWER motherboard, to assist in dominating the benchmarks. The MSI X99S MPOWER is a custom designed overclocking motherboard, specifically for enthusiasts demanding the highest performance and the best stability while still getting a ton of OC features. The MSI X99S MPOWER motherboard is ready to take the new 8 or 6 core CPU’s and DDR4 performance to the limit, proven recently by already breaking 26 records during the finals of MSI’s overclocking contest, MOA 2014. OC Certified and Military Class 4 components make sure it can handle anything while retaining absolute stability. The next generation OC Engine helps to push the system to its limits with more flexible bClk overclocking, needed for breaking records. The MSI X99S MPOWER also comes with Quad Multi-GPU support, OC Essentials, Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s, SATA Express, Audio Boost and Intel Gigabit LAN.

  • Patriot Memory

    Let's face it, most of us have important and personal files that we carry daily on portable flash drives, and some might say it's a matter of time as to when that USB flash drive can either get damaged, lost, or stolen. Better to be safe and secure rather than sorry, as Patriot announces the Supersonic Bolt XT series that offers users superior USB 3.0 transfer speeds and security.“The rugged housing and 256-bit AES security protects priceless data. The large capacity and fast transfer speeds allow users to take their data with them without having to worry about their security being compromised.”The Supersonic Bolt XT is available now and pricing starts form an MSRP of $49.99 for the 16GB model. See More

  • Patriot Launches Supersonic Bolt XT Offering Performance and Data Security

    Patriot Launches Supersonic Bolt XT Offering Performance and Data Security

    FREMONT, CALIF., USA – November 3rd, 2014 - Patriot, a leader in computer memory, flash storage, and premium mobile accessories announces a leap forward in its Supersonic flash memory family with the launch of Supersonic Bolt XT.  Supersonic Bolt brings high performance and hardware encrypted data security together like never before.

  • MSI Gaming

    MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand Finals finally came to the perfect ending in Nov, 3rd morning. All top players DOTA 2 and Starcraft II, well-known international hosts and casters and thousands of gaming fans from around the world gathered at ATT Show Box, cheering for their favorite players! "After two days of intensive fighting, eventually, Solar won the Starcraft II champion and Virtus.Pro claimed the title of DOTA 2."See More

  • ICY DOCK

    ICY DOCK is well known for those one of a kind data storage products and solutions that fill the bill in a variety of situations. The savvy can easily save a few bucks or bills on some of their favorites, like the ICY DOCK Blizzard, ICY Bento, EZ-Dock,ICY Cube, and ICYRAID, docking stations, along with a selection of other fine data storage products, and accessories, as ICY DOCK announces the ICY DOCK November 2014 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (11/01/2014 to 11/25/2014). See More

  • ICY DOCK November 2014 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (11/01/2014 to 11/25/2014)

    ICY DOCK November 2014 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (11/01/2014 to 11/25/2014)

  • MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand Finals Came to the Perfect Ending
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    Solar Won the Starcraft II Champion

    Virtus.Pro Claimed the Title of DOTA 2.

    [Taipei, Taiwan] MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand Finals finally came to the perfect ending in Nov, 3rd morning. All top players DOTA 2 and Starcraft II, well-known international hosts and casters and thousands of gaming fans from around the world gathered at ATT Show Box, cheering for their favorite players! After two days of intensive fighting, eventually, Solar won the Starcraft II champion and Virtus.Pro claimed the title of DOTA 2.

  • MSI Gaming

    The air is thick with an atmosphere of exciting and tension as long as all players from the world are gathering in Taipei for MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand, the best global e-Sports tournament hosted by the leading gaming brand MSI. After intense striving for more than 4 months, across over 120 countries and after over 750 game played, the qualifiers 16 StarCraft II players and 8 DOTA 2 teams from five continents will fight over a grand prize total of over US$113,500.See More

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    MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Gamers Are All Ready  

    The Grand Finals on the Verge of Break Out

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    All elites gathered in sleepless Taipei, Flame every gaming soul

    MSI revealed the players’ extreme gaming weapons

    [Taipei, Taiwan] The air is thick with an atmosphere of exciting and tension as long as all players from the world are gathering in Taipei for MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand, the best global e-Sports tournament hosted by the leading gaming brand MSI. After intense striving for more than 4 months, across over 120 countries and after over 750 game played, the qualifiers 16 StarCraft II players and 8 DOTA 2 teams from five continents will fight over a grand prize total of over US$113,500. As the leading brand in gaming, MSI will set a world-class gaming stage for appreciating its gaming fans, players and customers. In addition to the renowned hosts and casters for broadcast live, MSI also invites Lan Chang as the event ambassador to the grand finals open and the following events with Dragon Girls, leaving an unforgettable experience in MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand Finals.

  • Razer

    Razer announces that to date, they have raised more than USD25,000 to fund relief efforts benefiting victims of last October’s 7.1 Visayas earthquake and this month’s Typhoon Haiyan. “We donated all net proceeds from the sale of Razer apparel on our Razer Store over a weekend to the Philippines Red Cross to help them treat storm victims,” noted Min-Liang Tan, Razer CEO. With more than 3 million Facebook fans and legions of Twitter and YouTube followers, we hope to be able to continue to make a significant difference for our Pinoy friends.”See More

  • RAZER FUNDRAISING FOR PHILIPPINES REACHES $25K TO DATE, RALLYNG MORE RESOURCES FOR RELIEF

    SINGAPORE—Razer has to-date raised more than USD25,000 to fund relief efforts benefiting victims of last October’s 7.1 Visayas earthquake and this month’s Typhoon Haiyan. Razer, a world leader in high-performance gaming products, has pledged to continue its charitable efforts in partnership with its gaming fans.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "After seeing numerous modders do just that (and the customer feedback that was clamoring for such a case), BitFenix has responded with the Prodigy M. Using the frame of the original Prodigy, they reworked the internals to accommodate a micro ATX motherboard and all of the enthusiast configurations that go along with it. Even with its proven performance in ITX trim, can the Prodigy chassis keep up with mATX components? BitFenix sent their Midnight Black Prodigy M, model number BFC-PRM-300-KKXSK-RP to Benchmark Reviews so we could have a look."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "MP4Nation is well known for their budget friendly headphone lineup. These solid over-ear headphones also come with a huge bundle and are built for a life on the go. Their pre-order price of $119 makes them a good price/performance option, too."

    techPowerUp

  • "It's that time of year again! When those of us lucky enough with the ability, get and share the best in technology with our friends and family. You are already the family IT manager so why not help spread the holiday cheer by picking up some items for them, and hey...maybe for you."

    PC Perspective

  • "iBuypower is offering an AMD-based system in its Chimera 4SE line, which is designed to give users serious gaming performance without a wallet-busting price tag. The Chimera is part of iBuypower's Signature Series, which includes iBuypower's highest-priced and most powerful gaming systems, like the Revolt and Valkyrie. The centerpiece of the Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate is an all AMD-based CPU/GPU combo. The processor is a 4.7GHz (5.0GHz with Turbo), eight-core AMD FX-9590, designed with overclockers in mind. It's cooled by a closed-loop liquid cooler, which seems to be the way most custom builders are going these days. That's likely due to not only the headroom they give overclockers, but also to the stability of their relatively lightweight physical connections inside the case..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "The Flash Voyager series is Corsair's main line of flash thumb drives (often known as USB memory sticks), and there exists many subcategories with this line. The original Voyager designs were from the USB 2.0 era which have since been supplanted by USB 3.0 variants - the retracting-design Voyager LS and high performance Voyager GT. Now catering to high end users with a need for higher capacities and desire for something a little more stylish is the Flash Voyager GS."

    Vortez

  • Ocaholic

    "After gaming keyboard and mouse, Tesoro offers an headset called Kuven in color white and black. The Kuven is a stereo headphone that offer the possibility to be used in virtual mode 7.1. The design is very reminiscent of the square lines of Durandal. The quality is good and the price is quite interesting, if you are curious to see how they are, follow us in our review."

    Ocaholic

  • "Today DaveChaos reviews the Sennheiser G4ME Zero Headset."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "Corsair has several case lines, Obsidian, Vengeance, Carbide and Graphite. Legit Reviews has been fortunate to have been given the opportunity to take a look at most of these cases. Today, we are taking a look at the latest in the Graphite Series, the 230T mid-tower case line. While the Corsair Graphite series is made up of four models of the 230T, each of them are pretty similar with minor cosmetic differences. These differences are mainly about color, there is the battleship grey, black and orange. There are technically two versions of the black, one with a side window and one without. Read on to find out more about this case!"

    Legit Reviews

  • "In this review we will be focusing on the performance of the AMD A10-6790K compared to the Intel Core i5-4430."

    Kitguru

  • The SSD Review

    "Marketing of PCI Express SSDs has always been somewhat tricky as the fine balance between performance and value wasn't much of a balance at all; performance being the obvious strongpoint of these cards. The difficulty in manufacturing a consumer directed PCIe SSD, that can promise value, has most likely been the reason all haven't jumped aboard the 'PCI Express'. VisionTek saw this opportunity and have come up with the Data Fusion PCIe SSD, a PCIe card that they believe is the perfect balance of both speed and pricing. A quick look at VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD prices definitely opened our eyes."

    The SSD Review

  • Luxa2

    Say goodbye to fiddling with tangled wires, missing cables and connectors when charging your mobile devices when you need them the most while on the go, as Luxa2, announces it's first-ever wireless charging series: TX-P1 5000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank and TX-200 Dual Wireless Charging Station. See More

  • LUXA2’s First Wireless Charging Series Arrives in the Form of the -
    TX-P1 5000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank and TX-200 Dual Wireless Charging Station

    LUXA2 TX-P1 acts as a wireless charging pad via micro-USB

    Taipei, Taiwan – November 29, 2013 – Tangled cables, missing cables, damaged cables are all situations we have found ourselves in when trying to connect our portable battery pack to our device when in need. How wonderful would it be to simply do away with the cable and have a true wireless charging experience? Today, LUXA2 takes this idea and turns it into reality in the form of its first-ever wireless charging series: TX-P1 5000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank and TX-200 Dual Wireless Charging Station.

  • AMD Gaming Evolved

    Tune in to this Special Edition of the AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter and check out how Mantle is a new and better way to bring the code developers are already writing for next-generation consoles to life on the PC – how AMD TrueAudio technology introduces a new level of immersion into the gaming experience, and Join the Red Team on Facebook for your chance to win 1 of 1000 Battlefield 4 game codes! Game On! See More

  • RAZER

    Razer announces the launch of its new top-of-the-line headphones: the Razer Kraken Forged Edition.“These are the best headphones on the market for both music and gaming, period,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “We’ve made some incredible audio products in our time, and I’m proud to say that we have taken another huge step forward in terms of audio quality in a pair of headphones with phenomenal fit and finish.” Available now at Price: U.S. $299.99 / EU €299.99. See More

  • Scythe

    Japanese cooling expert Scythe, introduces the compact tower styled Kotetsu CPU Cooler, a 120 mm tower model with an aggressive pricing and great cost/performance ratio. The new Scythe Kotetsu CPU Cooler, could easily be be used even for gaming systems based on Mini-ATX and Micro-ATX form-factor, and utilizes the H.P.M.S. mounting system for a wide variety of sockets from Intel and AMD. Scythe Kotetsu CPU Cooler (Model no. SCKTT-1000) is available as of today, whereas the suggested retail price is 28,00 EUR (excl. Taxes). See More

  • ZOATC It's Time to Play

    ZOTAC introduces the flagship GeForce GTX 780 TI AMP! Edition graphics card. The new addition to the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 Ti family takes the world’s most powerful GPU and cranks up the clock speeds for unrivaled smoothness and performance. Take it from Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International. “It looks just as good as it performs too.” See More

  • ICYDOCK

    Whether your looking for those unique one- a-kind data storage solutions, that the innovative wizards at ICYDOCK are known the world over for, or a have been waiting to snag a deal on one of your favorite ICYDOCK products - Check out the ICY DOCK Black Friday 2013 3 Days Promotion Mail-in Rebate Program (11/28/2013 to 11/30/2013). See More

  • NVIDIA

    Yep ! It's Black Friday ! Get your Game On! Get your hands on the ultimate NVIDIA SHIELD Black Friday Bundle and Save Big! Experience this season's ultimate bundle from NVIDIA, The Way It's Meant to be Played ! And to share those excellent gaming moments with others, check out NVIDIA's GeForce ShadowPlay, available only with NVIDIA GeForce Experience, ShadowPlay records game action as you play—automatically—with minimal impact on performance. It’s fast, simple, and free! Game On! See More

  • RAZER GOES METAL WITH KRAKEN FORGED EDITION HEADPHONES

    Razer Kraken Forged Edition

    Machined Aluminum and Killer Sound Highlight New Ultra-Premium Headphones, Designed for Music & Gaming

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced the launch of its new top-of-the-line headphones: the Razer Kraken Forged Edition.

  • Scythe Press Release

    Scythe Kotetsu: Low weight and compact tower CPU Cooler with a great cost/performance ratio

    28.11.2013, Oststeinbek (Germany) – With the announcement of the new Kotetsu CPU Cooler, Japanese cooling expert Scythe is going forth to offer a 120 mm tower model with an aggressive pricing and great cost/performance ratio. Progressive development on field of thermal design and improvement of present technology, allowed Scythe to create a low-weight, yet very powerful tower-type CPU Cooler! Easy and fast mounting procedure is possible thanks to the recently introduced „Hyper Precision Mounting System“.

  • ZOTAC Reveals GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition

    New ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition cranks up the clock speeds for unrivaled smoothness and performance

    HONG KONG – Nov. 28, 2013 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today reveals the flagship GeForce GTX 780 TI AMP! Edition graphics card. The new addition to the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 Ti family takes the world’s most powerful GPU and cranks up the clock speeds for unrivaled smoothness and performance.

  • ICY DOCK Black Friday 2013 3 Days Promotion Mail-in Rebate Program (11/28/2013 to 11/30/2013)

  • Mantle, creating a unified industry - AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter

    Mantle, creating a unified industry
    Mantle is a new and better way to bring the code developers are already writing for next-generation consoles to life on the PC. It achieves this by being similar to, and often compatible with, the code they are already writing for those platforms. The ultimate goal of Mantle is to give gamers the ultimate performance in compatible games, and doing that in such a way that developers are free to put forth whatever effort is required to ensure optimal performance for competing platforms.

  • NVIDIA NewsletterNVIDIA'S ULTIMATE BLACK FRIDAY GAMING DEALS

  • ORIGIN PC

    ORIGIN PC has announced their official Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions beginning on Wednesday, November 27th at 6:00 PM EST. Purchase any ORIGIN PC system at a select price and you can receive a FREE Samsung 840 EVO SSD up to 250 GB, a free Plantronics Gamecom 380 headset, free professional ORIGIN PC overclocking, free U.S. Ground Shipping, and four FREE Epic Games Titles.ORIGIN PC is also offering special Black Friday Gearshop savings bundles, including their brand new exclusive elite gaming peripherals, powered by Razer. Happy Holidays ! See More

  • ORIGIN PC Kicks Off Exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday Promotions Early

    Receive A FREE Samsung 840 EVO SSD, A FREE Plantronics Gamecom 380 Headset, FREE Professional Overclocking, FOUR FREE PC Games and FREE U.S. Ground Shipping Starting Today!

    Miami, FL – November 27, 2013 – ORIGIN PC has announced their official Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions beginning on Wednesday, November 27th at 6:00 PM EST. Purchase any ORIGIN PC system at a select price and you can receive a FREE Samsung 840 EVO SSD up to 250 GB, a free Plantronics Gamecom 380 headset, free professional ORIGIN PC overclocking, free U.S. Ground Shipping, and 4 free epic titles: Batman Origins, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag while supplies last from now until the end of Cyber Monday.

  • MIONIX

    Mionix, Swedish manufacturer of professional high-end gaming accessories today unveiled the new AVIOR 7000 high performance ambidextrous optical gaming mouse. “We have yet again developed another great product which gamers have been waiting for. We have taken one of our best mice shapes and brought it together with the best technology available. We filled it with features and optimized it, to set a new industry standard for precision and accuracy” says Peter Nygren, CEO at Mionix.See More

  • ICY DOCK

    ICY DOCK proudly announces the Black Vortex MB074SP-B Removable 3.5" HDD 4 in 3 Module Cooler Cage that includes an impressive array of features and functionality such as 4-in-3 storage bay -meaning you can fit 4 x 3.5" drives in 3 x 5.25" slots. The Black Vortex has front access and EZ-Grip handles to give you the ability to swap drives without breaking a sweat. The quiet 120mm fan combined with all metal ventilated design keeps both your drives and system cool. See More

  • ZOTAC

    ZOTAC elevates performance of the ZBOX nano form factor with the quad-core processing power of the latest AMD A4-5000 Kabini APU to deliver outstanding CPU and GPU processing while maintaining excellent energy-efficiency. The quad-core AMD A4-5000 enables the ZOTAC ZBOX AQ01 series to excel greatly with multi-tasking. With four cores to work with, the ZOTAC ZBOX nano AQ01 series delivers first-class system responsiveness for every day computing needs. See More

  • Introducing the ICY DOCK Black Vortex MB074SP-B Removable 3.5" HDD 4 in 3 Module Cooler Cage

    ICY DOCK Black Vortex MB074SP-B Removable 3.5" HDD 4 in 3 Module Cooler Cage

    We're proud to announce our latest creation: The Black Vortex MB074SP-B. Created to exceed the highest level of expectations, the Black Vortex certainly doesn't disappoint. It includes an impressive array of features and functionality such as 4-in-3 storage bay -meaning you can fit 4 x 3.5" drives in 3 x 5.25" slots. The Black Vortex has front access and EZ-Grip handles to give you the ability to swap drives without breaking a sweat. The quiet 120mm fan combined with all metal ventilated design keeps both your drives and system cool. The Black Vortex is a must-have for any system build.

  • ZOTAC Elevates ZBOX nano With Quad-Core Processing Power

    New ZOTAC ZBOX nano AQ01 series harnesses the latest AMD A4-5000 APU

    HONG KONG – Nov. 27, 2013 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today elevates the ZBOX nano form factor with quad-core processing power. The new ZOTAC ZBOX nano AQ01 series harnesses the latest AMD A4-5000 Kabini APU to deliver outstanding CPU and GPU processing while maintaining excellent energy-efficiency.

  • MIONIX LAUNCHES THE AVIOR 7000 GAMING MOUSE

    Mionix AVIOR 7000 Gaming Mouse

    Vaxjo, Sweden – November 27th, 2013 – Mionix, the Swedish manufacturer of professional high-end gaming accessories today unveiled the new AVIOR 7000 high performance ambidextrous optical gaming mouse.

  • NikkTech

    "One of the things I've noticed over the years is that as time goes by consumer products get closer and closer to enterprise grade products both in terms of performance and reliability in an effort to cater the needs of professionals and enthusiasts alike. Certainly pure enterprise grade products will never have something to fear from high end consumer products since in the end we are talking about two entirely different markets with massively different price ranges but the gap between them is simply not what it was a decade ago. That combined with the continuous price drops on electronics in general are more than enough even for casual users to turn towards solutions that up until recently were primarily aimed towards professionals and enterprise users. Amongst such products are internal hot-swap drive cages and since 2.5" drives gain ground over their larger 3.5" brothers today we will be taking a look at the BPN-2535DE-SA 3.5" to 2x2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage by iStarUSA."

    NikkTech

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "WiFi is everyone these days; coffee shops, super markets, retail stores. If you are like most people, you also have WiFi at home. I think you would hard pressed to find an ISP that doesn't provide a wireless router with their services. WiFi is great. Right up until you need it to do something very important and it just doesn't quite cut it. Well, there is a solution. A device that will turn the power lines already run in your house into veritable network cables, ensuring that you always have a connection when and where you need it. In this article, Benchmark Reviews is testing the Rosewill RPLC-200PKIT Powerline Adapter Kit."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Shuttle is one of the few manufacturers to specialize in compact but powerful systems. We are testing the SH87R6 using their new R6 chassis. Equipped with Intel's H87 express chipset, it supports the latest Intel Haswell CPUs. It can also take a full length VGA card and two 3.5" or 2.5" drives and a 5.25" ODD."

    techPowerUp

  • "The AMD Radeon R9 290X and R9 290 have been getting a ton of attention lately due to a number of reports that the retail cards are performing differently than the press cards that the media sites received. We have been following these stories for the past few weeks and finally decided to look into the situation ourselves."

    Legit Reviews

  • "November and December are great months for replacing a PC. Not only have all the big hardware launches for the year taken place, the big winter game releases have all occurred too. One company looking to meet our needs for the latest and greatest system is UK Gaming Computers and today we have their Minos system on our test bench. Based on an overclocked i7 CPU and GTX 780 Ti GPU with compact chassis and motherboard it should be a powerful yet small system."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "TN600W is a PTZ ready IP camera which brings with it WiFi functionality and the ability to stream live across the globe to any smartphone or tablet via C4Home."

    Vortez

  • Ocaholic

    "Today, we have a chance to check out the new ASUS Radeon R9 270 DC2OC graphics cards that is a part of ASUS' Radeon R9 line-up and features fully custom design, on both the PCB and the cooler. ASUS decided to use its own DirectCU II cooler that we had a chance to see on some ASUS graphics cards earlier. With a slight factory overclock and full custom design, we definitely wanted to see how it will perform against its big sister the Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II OC and the now retired Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II Top V2."

    Ocaholic

  • "We create and consume far more content today than ever before. We have these huge music libraries to go with the thousands of high-resolution photos that we keep taking. It's important to have a backup of all this treasured data, but at the same time, you don't want to feel restricted with where you can access those pictures,, movies and music. And that's where a product like the Western Digital WD My Cloud can come into the picture."

    MegaTech News

  • "Today we are taking a look at the updated Corsair Vengeance 1500 gaming headset. Boasting 50 mm drivers, Dolby 7.1 Surround and a closed-back design the latest revision promises better performance at a competitive price point. So, are they worth the £80 asking price?"

    Kitguru

  • "We have just posted up Episode #238 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing the Xbox One Launch numbers, WinAmp is back - maybe, and curse words Microsoft won't let you say. We have those stories and more and the links below!"

    BCCHardware

  • TechnologyX

    "Earlier this year Sennheiser released Presence, a Bluetooth headset geared towards business professional's on-the-go, and Technology X got the opportunity of taking one for a test drive. For those of you who are not familiar with Sennheiser, they are a German based company that has been producing audio electronics for the past 70 years. Their focus ranges from aviation headsets to consumer earphones, and Sennheiser's products have even gone as far as winning the Philo. T. Farnsworth award for "significantly impacting television technology and engineering"."

    TechnologyX

  • EVGA

    Heads-Up! EVGA has recently discovered that a small batch of power supplies did not meet the quality levels that EVGA stands behind, and has issued a recall of SuperNova 1300W & 1000W Power Supplies.

  • EKWB

    EK Water Blocks proudly announces a complete liquid cooling solution for ASUS Maximus VI Formula motherboard. The water blocks directly cools southbridge (PCH) as well as power regulation (VRM / MOSFETs) module and is designed to perfectly blends with the original design by utilizing ASUS original thermal armor plastic cover. See More

  • EK introduces ASUS® Maximus VI Formula water block kit

    EK introduces ASUS® Maximus VI Formula water block kit
    Nov 27, 2013 --EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce ASUS® Maximus VI Formula, premium 4th generation Intel® Core® motherboard with stylish thermal armor, a Z87 Express based premium 4th generation Intel® Core® LGA-1150 socket motherboard.

  • Intel

    As 2013 enters a Holiday Season and comes to an end, CES 2014 looms just around the corner. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich will kick off CES 2014 with a keynote address, on Jan. 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m.,at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, The Venetian Hotel, Palazzo Ballroom. See More

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

     

    WHAT:

     

    Opening CES 2014 Keynote
    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich will kick off CES 2014 with a keynote address.

     

    WHEN

     

    Jan. 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m. (doors open to press & analysts at 5:15 p.m.)

     

    WHERE

     

    2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, The Venetian Hotel, Palazzo Ballroom

     

     

  • NZXT

    NZXT announces the Kraken G10 Liquid Cooled GPU Mounting Kit that is designed to finally bring high performance, cost-effective cooling to the GPU by incorporating existing all-in-one liquid cooling technology to a majority of modern video cards, regardless of chipset or manufacturer. Available now for just $29.99, the Kraken G10 comes in black, white or red and can be purchased directly from the NZXT armory store. See More

  • NZXT Announces Kraken G10 Liquid Cooled GPU Mounting Kit

    NZXT Announces Kraken G10 Liquid Cooled GPU Mounting Kit

    Increase GPU cooling performance by 40% with the new Kraken G10*

    With rapid developments in the world of all-in-one liquid cooling, CPU cooling has become simple, cost-effective and most importantly, powerful. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for aftermarket GPU cooling. At least not until now.

  • Official Catzilla Benchmark - EVGA Version Released!

    PC enthusiasts and PC gamers often rely on a quick, yet comprehensive benchmarking program that uses algorithms found in the latest PC video games, so users can see how their PCs will handle the most demanding games. EVGA has teamed up with ALLBenchmark, the developer of the popular Catzilla benchmark, to release an official EVGA version!And it's Free Too! See More

  • Razer

    In order to meet the most discriminating demands made by cyber-athletes competing in high-level professional gaming tournaments, such as Evil Geniuses, one of the world’s premier eSports organizations, Razer today announced a plan to develop a line of custom-branded peripherals for Evil Geniuses. The limited edition Evil Geniuses eSports line by Razer includes a Razer Taipan gaming mouse, Razer Goliathus gaming mouse mat and a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition mechanical gaming keyboard. See More

  • Catzilla Benchmark – Download the EVGA Version for FREE!

    Official Catzilla Benchmark - EVGA Version Released!

    November 25th, 2013 – EVGA has teamed up with ALLBenchmark, the developer of the popular Catzilla benchmark, to release an official EVGA version!

  • RAZER AND EVIL GENIUSES MASTERMIND TEAM-BRANDED PERIPHERALS FOR WORLD DOMINATION

    Latest Razer Mouse, Keyboard and Headset Custom Designed for Western World’s Top Pro Gaming Team

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – Nov. 26, 2013 – Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, along with Evil Geniuses, one of the world’s premier eSports organizations, today announced a plan to develop a line of custom-branded peripherals for Evil Geniuses.

  • Power Color Unleash the Gaiming Power

    PowerColor unleashes the gaming power with today';s announcement of the PowerColor PCS+ R9 270X. PowerColor's PCS+series of graphic card uses in-house materials, and cooling design, to delivers an ultimate gaming performance with stability with lower temps. The PCS+ R9 270X is factory overclocked to 1060MHz, which is 60MHz higher than reference design, even up to 1100MHz with boost, offering and delivering class leading performance. The new model is fitted with 2GB of GDDR5 memory connected via high performance 256-bit memory interface, delivering excellent computing performance. See More

  • "The HIS R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost comes at reference design pricing of $200, which makes it the cheapest, highest-clocked R9 270X available at this time. In addition to the free overclock out of the box, you also get a better cooler that provides very low temperatures, but ends up slightly noisy."

    techPowerUp

  • "Since the release of the new AMD Radeon R9 290X and R9 290 graphics cards, we have been very curious about the latest implementation of AMD's PowerTune technology and its scaling of clock frequency as a result of the thermal levels of each graphics card. In the first article covering this topic, I addressed the questions from AMD's point of view - is this really a "configurable" GPU as AMD claims or are there issues that need to be addressed by the company?"

    PC Perspective

  • The SSD Review

    "Over the past while, there seems to be an increased interest in our M.2 SSD testing, whether it be with respect to our thoughts on M.2 placement in the industry, ideas on how it best be introduced, or just plain "Where can I get a M.2 SSD?" concerns. Unfortunately, we cannot elaborate on purchase 'just yet' but we thought we might be able to display a bit of the hardware that we use behind the scenes for our own testing."

    The SSD Review

  • "ECS is working on making a bigger name for themselves. Recently they have been coming out with motherboards like the GANK Machine Z87H3-A2X Extreme that are targeted at the enthusiast level market. Today we have a second motherboard from the ECS L337 gaming series of boards, the GANK Drone Z87H3-A3X. The Drone is still targeted at enthusiasts, though more at the enthusiast on a budget as the Drone Z87H3-A3X is hitting the streets with a price tag of only $119.99!"

    Legit Reviews

  • "In this episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss the just-released Xbox One game console, Apple's super thin iPad Air, Google's hot new Nexus 5 smartphone with Kit-Kat, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 Ti beast of a graphics card, and give a few details of our next sweepstakes in which we'll be giving away a couple of brand-new NVIDIA Tegra Note tablets, just in time for the holidays!"

    Hot Hardware

  • "The GA-Z87X-UD5 TH tries to bridge the gap between a mainstream motherboard and benchtop overclocker by making full use of the chipset and adding in some higher cost options, like Thunderbolt and WiFi."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "In this episode, Cyril battles through the flu long enough to give us his field report from AMD's APU13 event, Geoff shares his woes with Google, and we talk about the Radeon R9 270—among other things."

    The Tech Report

  • "Seagate's GoFlex TV HD is a media player with network connectivity and hard drive dock. The pint-sized black box fits unobtrusively in a living room environment - unlike a full sized Media PC - and the GoFlex TV HD's on screen controls are simple to navigate via the infrared remote control. Full size media PCs often need a keyboard and mouse to be useful, having cooling fans that make a lot of noise and take up too much space..."

    PCSTATS

  • LanOC Reviews

    "I don't know about you, but when I build a new PC I basically plan for an SSD for my operating system and then a second drive or more for my Steam and other files. This has been fairly consistent in my builds from the "Fridge" with its double SSD's and double spinning drives all the way to the most recent "lunchbox 3" with its SSD and hard drive. I even do the same thing on my gaming laptop. Sadly, there are a lot of people who just can't do this with their laptops do to only having one drive space. Western Digital surprised us late last week with a game changing drive that has that situation in mind without going with a hybrid setup. That drive is their new WD Black 2 Dual Drive, a single drive that houses a 120GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive."

    LanOC Reviews

  • OCIA

    "Despite being around for more than six years now, DDR3 memory remains the standard desktop module type in use today. It may be another year before DDR4 begins to filter into the marketplace and with manufacturers pushing DDR3 speed far beyond the 2133 ceiling, it may be even longer until it is completely supplanted. Check any component retailer and you'll likely find DDR3-1600 still the most abundant and commonly sold memory type to date. No surprise then that ADATA sent over a 2 x 4GB kit of their XPG v1.0 Black DDR3-1600 memory for review."

    OCIA

  • "The Fatal1ty Z87 Killer is a top mid-range motherboard for socket LGA1150 Intel CPUs. It comes with a high-end audio codec, an Atheros Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet chip (hence the name of the product), three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, six SATA-600 ports, and six USB 3.0 ports. Let's take a look at it."

    Hardware Secrets

  • POWERCOLOR ANNOUNCES PCS+ R9 270X FOR OC GAMING

    PCS+ comes back with real OC power

    Taipei, Taiwan –Nov. 26, 2013 – TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today announces the very first PCS+ model at R series, the PowerColor PCS+ R9 270X. Being a well-known OC series, the PCS+ uses Powercolor in-house material kit and cooling design, delivering ultimate gaming performance with stability, also remaining lower temp.

  • Func

    One sure way to enhance anyone's gaming experience, is to simply use your favorite gaming mouse combined with a high quality gaming mouse pad! Func proudly announces an upgraded version of the F-Series-10 that is constructed of special responsive high quality polycarbonate which allows the user to perform minimal to extremely precise movements. The Func S-Series mousepads are available at various resellers with a MSRP $22.95/ $24.95. See More

  • Func F Series-10 mouse pad now available!

    Func F Series-10 mouse pad
    Enhance your gaming experience with the new and improved Func F Series-10

    November 26, 2013 - Func is happy to announce the availability of the new, upgraded version of the F-Series-10 at various resellers.

  • EKWB

    EK Water Blocks, proudly introduces the world's first full-cover water cooling solution for the latest (NVA-P2083) design NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GTX 780 as well as GTX Titan series graphics cards. The EK-FC780 GTX Ti water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. See More

  • EK-FC780 GTX Ti for NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 Ti released

    EK-FC780 GTX Ti water bloc

    Nov 25, 2013 -- EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce world's first full-cover water cooling solution for the latest (NVA-P2083) design NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 Ti, GTX 780 as well as GTX Titan series graphics cards.

  • Thermaltake

    Tt eSPORTS, the gaming gear brand of Thermaltake Technology Group is the winner of “Popular Science”, magazine's “Best of What’s New Award”, in the Hardware category for its revolutionary design concept and creative engineering for 2013. The Tt eSPORTS Level 10 Gaming Mouse is the design collaboration by Thermaltake and BMW DesignworksUSA, and has been has been receiving numerous awards worldwide since its launch in 2012. See More

  • Tt eSPORTS receives Reputable “2013 Best of What’s New Award”  
    8th Victory for the superior Level 10 M Gaming Mouse!Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Gaming Mouse

    New York, USA – November 26, 2013 – The e-Sports heart of Thermaltake Group with the gaming gear brand of Tt eSPORTS continues to beat firmly and with gusto - as confirmed by the USA  world’s largest science and technology  magazine “Popular Science”, which had announced its “Best of What’s New Award” for this year. Tt eSPORTS, the gaming gear brand of Thermaltake Technology Group is the winner of this year, and the Level 10 M Gaming Mouse, the superior e-Sports gaming peripherals, gloriously standing out among numerous products and conquers the heart of the editors, has been chosen to receive a “2013 Best of What’s New Award” in the Hardware category for its revolutionary design concept and creative engineering!

  • NVIDIA

    Check out all of the latest advancement with in latest edition of the nTeresting NVIDIA Newsletter for November, such as award winning gaming desktop performance, NVIDIA graphics on the Linux desktop, and the major impact in science and in the world’s supercomputing and HPC communities, with NVIDIA's Tesla K40 GPU accelerator. See More

  • nTeresting - November 25, 2013

    In this issue:

    • GeForce TITAN is named video card of the Year by PC Magazine.
    • NVIDIA has great Linux drivers, which is why Valve selected us for the Steam Box prototypes.
    • IBM turns to NVIDIA GPUs for supercomputing.
    • Tesla K40 GPU accelerator is the world’s fastest.
    • Fast and Green, NVDIA GPU-powered supercomputers propagate the Top500 list.
    • GPU Technology Theater was standing-room-only at SC13.


    GeForce GTX, Best of the Year
    PC Magazine has announced their Best Products of the Year.  The top video card was form NVIDIA.

    “NVIDIA's supercomputer-inspired GK110comes to NVIDIA's high-end consumer business as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan. This $1,000 single-GPU card packs seven billion transistors, 6GB of RAM, and 2,688 shader cores. This is the first time NVIDIA has brought a specialized niche product over to the general consumer market.”

  • FileThis Newsletter - November 2013

    Going paperless - how to get started

    Going paperless in your home and work life is certainly an admirable ambition. Paper not only costs money in terms of paper and ink, but it clutters up your life and creates confusion. Plus, it's easily destroyed by fire and water. Digital documents, on the other hand, can be backed up and stored off-site or on the cloud. And they are easy to search, sort and access from anywhere.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Android-based tablet market is exploding, with new entries almost every day. We're even seeing what once were dedicated e-readers, like the Nook and Kindle, re-marketed as general purpose tablets. Lenovo's been in this market for a while, and thus it's no surprise to see them introduce another entry, the Lenovo Yoga tablet computers."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Corsair is doing their best to dominate the PSU market by constantly releasing new PSU lines, covering all needs and every price range. The RM line addresses users looking for an inaudible PSU at a good price. Today, we will test the RM650: It is 80 Plus Gold certified and features a fully modular cabling system."

    techPowerUp

  • "If you're into the laptop storage upgrade scene, you hear the same sort of arguments all the time. "Do I go with a HDD for a large capacity and low cost/GB, but suffer performance"? "I want an SSD, but can't afford the capacity I need"! The ideal for this scenario is to combine both - go with a small capacity SSD for your operating system and apps, while going with a larger HDD for bulk storage at a lower cost/GB. The catch here is that most mobile platforms only come with a single 2.5" 9.5mm storage bay, and you just can't physically fit a full SSD and a full HDD into that space, can you? Well today Western Digital has answered that challenge with the Black2 Dual Drive."

    PC Perspective

  • "When it comes to storage, there are always those names you hear more often than others. No matter where I go, or what company I visit, there is always a Buffalo NAS being used. Buffalo has made a name for themselves with reliable network storage and because of this, their name is usually at or near the top when an organization is looking for network storage. However, in the current state of "throw everything and the kitchen sink at it" NAS market, can they keep up? Buffalo is the brand, and the TeraStation 5400 is the subject."

    Computing on Demand

  • "With the growing rise in popularity of new high resolution Ultra Wide monitors we take a look at the AOC Q2963PM. This panel has support for both Dual Link DVI and DisplayPort connectors and can output at 2,560×1080 resolution. If you need a lot of deskspace is this a cost effective upgrade at the end of the year?"

    Kitguru

  • "The iPad Air is Apple's fifth generation iPad and the true successor to the iPad 3, whereas the iPad 4 was mostly a speed bump and lacked the fanfare associated with most of Apple's product launches. It also marks the first real redesign of the tablet's form factor to some extent. The iPad Air is significantly thinner than the previous iPad, noticeably lighter, and it sports a reduced bezel that more closely resembles that of the iPad mini. It's such a drastic change in feel that Apple chose to add the "Air" moniker to this iPad. It seems Apple always chooses a standout feature to rally behind -- upgraded cameras, high-resolution (Retina) display, Siri -- and this time around it's the physical dimensions garnering all the attention, though the iPad Air offers excellent performance as well..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Rosewill makes a plethora of products, including but not limited to: networking equipment, PC peripherals, computer cases, and even binoculars. They've been known to make a well functioning low cost alternative to the big boys, while also providing higher end products, which keeps them in the eyes of many. I personally have purchased a few products from them over the years and I think that they're all great. Today we're going to take a look at Rosewill's Galaxy-03 case, which is a mid tower budget minded case. So if you're looking to build yourself a new computer on a budget for the holidays, or even looking to gift a case for that great friend who is on a limited budget for his/her new gaming PC, you will definitely want to read on and see how this case fairs!"

    Legit Reviews

  • NikkTech

    "Well it seems that we've enjoyed more PC game titles inside November than the entire 2013 and so as mentioned a few weeks ago we decided to take advantage of that in order to test some of the game peripherals we have here. Now normally it takes us around a week to test a game related peripheral but that applies only when there aren't really many games for us to play and so for example i usually mostly focus on Planetside 2 while the others play Metro Last Light and Fallout 3 along with all its expansions. This month however things are different since not only did i have time to finish Call Of Duty Ghosts, X-Com Enemy Within and Batman Origins but I'm still playing Battlefield 4 and X: Rebirth (until the Alpha of Star Citizen/Squadron 42 by Chris Roberts gets available this is the best alternative) so I've actually managed to use quite a few game peripherals. One of those is the latest Tunguska 7.1 Virtual Surround USB Gaming Headset by a rather new company called Attitude One."

    NikkTech

  • Ocaholic

    "The Fractal Design R2 750W is quite a decent mid-range PSU that comes with 80Plus Bronze certification and pretty much offers all the regular features and specification at a rather surprisingly low price. It should be enough even for multi-GPU PC systems, and should work flawlessly as long as you are not looking to power a really high-end PC or engage in any serious overclocking."

    Ocaholic

  • The SSD Review

    "I can't help but reflect on the confusion that still exists concerning the standardization of M.2 SSDs, regardless of how many times we try to explain this in our reports. If you are confused and not an industry professional, don't be embarrassed. Many others are just as confused and also realizing that there really is no standardization with M.2 SSDs. To compound things, there were no PCIe X4 M.2 SSDs on display at the AIS, and with good reason, according to the SandForce Marketing Team. While everyone at the show might have expected LSI to build and show a PCIe x4 M.2, it looks like they are initially focused on the larger majority of PCIe x2 M.2 systems out now. The standard PCIe x4 HHHL board they did show certainly proved the SF3700 can hit the PCIe bus 1800 MB/s limit."

    The SSD Review

  • "We have a Dropcam HD Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera we'd like to hand out to one lucky forum member in our Pro Football Pick 'Em!"

    Bigbruin

  • Western Digital

    Western Digital announces the WD Black2™ dual drive, a unique storage innovation that fuses a 2.5-inch 120 GB solid state drive (SSD) with a 1 TB hard disk drive (HDD) to offer a powerful dual drive solution. Designed for enthusiasts, creative professionals, gamers and PC builders, the WD Black2 dual drive provides improved overall drive capacity, performance, and reliability, while offering the flexibility to choose how and where their data is stored. WD Black2 dual drives are covered by a five-year limited warranty. MSRP for the 2.5-inch 120 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD WD Black2 dual drive, model #: (WD1001X06XDTL) is $299.00 USD. See More

  • WD® Debuts World's First SSD+HDD Dual Drive

    Innovative 2.5-inch Drive Pairs 120 GB SSD with 1 TB Hard Drive to Deliver Maximum Performance, Data Control in Ultimate Upgrade for Notebook, AIO, Single-Drive Bay Systems

    IRVINE, Calif. – Nov. 25, 2013WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and storage industry leader, today announced the release of the WD Black2™ dual drive, a unique storage innovation that fuses a 2.5-inch 120 GB solid state drive (SSD) with a 1 TB hard disk drive (HDD) to offer a powerful dual drive solution. Perfect for consumers and service providers looking to upgrade notebooks, small form factor desktops, and single-slot and all-in-one (AIO) systems with both SSD level performance and HDD capacity, the WD Black2 dual drive connects through a single cable and fits into a conventional 9.5 mm slot.

  • ASUS

    Asus announces the Xonar D-KARAX, a professional-grade sound card designed for singing enthusiasts, featuring true 7.1-channel PCIe-based sound card provides easy-to-use studio-grade effects for amateur singers seeking professional results.See More

  • Asustor

    Asustor announces two new powerful multimedia applications for its ASUSTOR NAS devices, ASUSTOR Portal and AiRemote. The ASUSTOR Portal is a local output platform that allows users to access a variety of NAS multimedia functions from an HDMI display, while the upgraded AiRemote, is available for both iOS and Android, and is an exclusive remote app created by ASUSTOR for mobile devices.See More

  • NVIDIA to Offer $1.3 Billion of Convertible Senior Notes

    Net Proceeds to Primarily Fund Capital Return

    Monday, November 25, 2013 --SANTA CLARA, CA - NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) announced today its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $1.3 billion aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due in 2018 in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933. In addition, the Company expects to grant the initial purchaser of the notes an option to purchase up to an additional $200 million aggregate principal amount of notes from the Company to cover any over-allotments.

  • ASUS Launches Xonar D-KARAX Sound Card for Karaoke Singers and

    ASUS Launches Xonar D-KARAX Sound Card for Karaoke Singers

    True 7.1-channel PCIe-based sound card provides easy-to-use studio-grade effects for amateur singers seeking professional results

    2013/11/22 --ASUS today announced Xonar D-KARAX, a professional-grade sound card designed for singing enthusiasts that like to sing and share their songs online.

  • ASUSTOR Unveils TV Apps ASUSTOR Portal and Upgraded AiRemote


    New functionality for local display, real-time Web browsing, surveillance monitoring, comprehensive ASUSTOR Portal for TV provides PC-free experience, upgraded AiRemote adds “Remote Mode” and “Touchpad Mode” interfaces, provides appropriate toolbar for application in use, ready for use with Boxee, XBMC and Surveillance Center.

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 25th, 2013 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, today announced the release of two new powerful multimedia functions for its ASUSTOR NAS devices. These two new functions are ASUSTOR Portal and AiRemote. ASUSTOR Portal is a local output platform that allows users to access a variety of NAS multimedia functions from an HDMI display. Users need only install the ASUSTOR Portal App from ASUSTOR's App Central and then connect their NAS to any HDMI ready display to enjoy functions such as Web browsing, real-time feeds from Surveillance Center and multimedia playback. Furthermore, users will be able to use ADM to configure the wallpaper for ASUSTOR Portal along with adding their favorite websites to the portal which will then appear as thumbnail shortcuts. AiRemote, available for both iOS and Android, is an exclusive remote app created by ASUSTOR for mobile devices. The newly upgraded version of AiRemote provides users with two different interface modes. Users can now choose from either Remote Mode or Touchpad Mode to control multimedia playback from Boxee and XBMC along with functions found in the new ASUSTOR Portal.

  • Palit

    Palit announces the Palit GeForce GTX 780 Ti JetStream, as the fastest single-GPU on the planet. The Palit GeForce GTX 780 Ti JetStream is the latest and most powerful GPU in the series, the Palit JetStream series of graphics cards features innovative cooling and an optimized product design to deliver gamers the ultimate gaming experience. See More

  • EKWB

    Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, -EK Water Blocks, proudly introduces the EK-SB ASUS M6G - a new water block for water cooling of the Intel Z87 Express PCH (Periphery Hub Controller; also known as south bridge) on ASUS Maximus VI Gene and -Hero 4th generation Intel® Core® series motherboards. See More

  • ASUS

    Gamers are always looking for that extra edge to dominate the competition, and ASUS engineers have also worked hard to add an impressive range of exclusive features designed to help gamers, including Sonic Radar for in-game sound visualization and Sonic Studio Pro for fine control of every audio feature. Asus announces Xonar U7 Echelon Edition, a compact 7.1-channel USB sound card that retains the high audio quality of the award-winning Xonar U7 and adds the military-inspired digital camouflage pattern that is unique to the Echelon range. See More

  • Sapphire

    SAPPHIRE announced that they will be releasing a performance enhancing BIOS for the recently introduced SAPPHIRE R9 290 graphics card, after it has been recognized that performance is capped by the system when the GPU temperature reaches its operating maximum. SAPPHIRE is now releasing a BIOS specifically for the currently available R9 290 which operates with a different fan profile, and a maximum fan speed of 47%. The company believes this offers the user the best compromise for enhanced performance, noise and reliability. The new BIOS and Flash tool are available free to download from the company’s website. See More

  • Palit releases the world fastest graphics card: GTX 780 Ti JetStream

    Palit GTX 780 Ti JetStream

    Palit Microsystems Ltd, the leading graphics card manufacturer, releases the Palit GeForce GTX 780 Ti JetStream, the fastest single-GPU on the planet. The Palit JetStream series of graphics cards features innovative cooling and an optimized product design to deliver gamers the ultimate gaming experience. As the latest and most powerful GPU in the series, the Palit GeForce GTX 780 Ti JetStream guarantees gamers cutting-edge performance and an explosive new gaming experience. This Palit GTX 780 Ti JetStream becomes the new king of single GPU graphics cards.

  • EK introduces Z87 PCH water block for ASUS® Maximus VI Gene and -Hero

    Nov 21, 2013 --EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the EK-SB ASUS M6G - a new water block for water cooling of the Intel® Z87 Express PCH (Periphery Hub Controller; also known as south bridge) on ASUS® Maximus VI Geneand -Hero 4th generation Intel® Core® series motherboards.

    This product is ready to be fitted on to the ASUS® Maximus VI Gene motherboard out-of-the-box. Installing this water block on a ASUS® Maximus VI Hero motherboard requires re-fitting of the standoffs to alternative mounting holes by using the enclosed mini wrench.

  • ASUS Announces Xonar U7 Echelon Edition 7.1 USB Sound Card

     

    ASUS Announces Xonar U7 Echelon Edition 7.1 USB Sound Card
    Compact 7.1 USB sound card with a dedicated headphone amp features a game-inspired camouflage finish and exclusive Sonic Radar technology

    Taipei, Taiwan (22nd November, 2013) — ASUS today announced Xonar U7 Echelon Edition, a compact 7.1-channel USB sound card that retains the high audio quality of the award-winning Xonar U7 and adds the military-inspired digital camouflage pattern that is unique to the Echelon range.

  • SAPPHIRE releases Performance Boost for R9 290:

    BIOS Flash gives greater headroom for enthusiasts

     
    November 22, 2013 --SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced that it is releasing a performance enhancing BIOS for the recently introduced SAPPHIRE R9 290 graphics card.

    Based on the latest GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture from AMD, the new SAPPHIRE R9 290 introduced enthusiast level performance and some exciting new features at a more affordable price point than the flagship R9 290X model.

  • "The MSI Gaming All-In-One PC takes what is essentially the guts of a performance laptop and puts it into a form factor which is ideal for the desktop. Large display with built in CPU and Radeon GPU, touch functionality etc. Today we find out if it can live up to its "Gaming" tag while also looking at its potential for normal desktop use."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "It's no secret that PC gamers who seek realistic graphics prefer their desktop platform over the 1080p-limited console counterparts. Discrete graphics cards, the hardware added onto motherboards built for high performance, support enthusiast video resolutions as large as 2560×1600. More pixels means more power needed to produce them, so I decided to test some of the most recent graphics cards from NVIDIA and AMD on our massive 30″ monitor. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests frame rate performance for the AMD Radeon R9 290X and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti at their maximum supported resolution."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Last week, AMD released their R9 270 Non-X, which is built on the same Pitcairn GPU that we've seen on the HD 7800 Series before. Unlike HD 7850, it comes with all its shaders enabled though. The ASUS R9 270 Direct CU II OC improves on that with a better cooler and overclock out of the box."

    techPowerUp

  • "Join us this week as we discuss our PS4 Teardown and Storage Benchmarks, ASUS MARS 760, and more!"

    PC Perspective

  • "NZXT is a well-known company which started off as a designer and manufacturer of cases. The company soon diversified into cooling and power related products. Today they offer two series of power supplies, the Hale82 and Hale90. As the name implies, each series has a different efficient rating. Each series is also split into subseries, three and two respectively, depending on the color of the unit and whether is of modular design or not. Today we are having a look at the 550W version of the Hale82V2."

    Legit Reviews

  • LanOC Reviews

    "When someone asks my opinion on a new gaming mouse, I always have to include a SteelSeries Sensei in that short list. Hard core mice enthusiasts will mention that it doesn't have a "flawless" sensor, but most users would never spot the difference. More importantly, the Sensei has a shape that most absolutely love and you are also getting their SteelSeries Engine software. Those who know me, know I'm a sucker for orange, when I saw the Fnatic Sensei I had to have one to match my orange Siberia v2 headset."

    LanOC Reviews

  • "Creative has recently launched their latest ZxR Sound Blaster flagship which features a more simplified software interface and the hardware is divided in two components, one being the main card and the other DBpro daughter board which is able to offer optical output for outstanding audio playback along with professional-grade ADCs with RCA Aux-in and optical inputs. The solid ACM (Audio Control Module) gives us access to MIC/headphone connectors in both 3.5mm and ¼'' formats, but also a built-in microphone array along with a large volume control dial."

    Madshrimps

  • "Today we are revisiting a power supply that hit the scene in late 2012 – the Bronze certified Fractal Design Integra R2 750W. This budget unit recently received a price reduction in the UK, taking the cost to just £60 inc vat. Today we find out if this is a good purchase for a discerning enthusiast user on a strict budget. Ideal for a new system upgrade before the end of the year?"

    Kitguru

  • Ocaholic

    "With the H2O 920, Antec has a closed-loop watercooler in their portfolio, which can be equipped with two 120 millimeter fans. Therefore we expect great cooling performance at a very reasonable noise level. Apart from that, owners get the possibility to use Antec's Chill Control Software, which lets you control fans speeds. So far we're quite curious how this thing is going to perform."

    Ocaholic

  • "Bitcoin is in the news lately, and a lot of people are dismissing the ability to casually mine due to the high difficuly and power cost. However if you want to get in on some casual bitcoin mining with your GPU, it's not too late! The secret is to mine Litecoin and convert it later."

    HCW

  • NVIDIA

    It was not all that long ago, that the world's most powerful supercomputers where judged by sheer compute performance alone. Things have definitely changed when it comes to today's supercomputers, being measure also in terms of efficiency to accommodate an Eco-friendly Green environment. The just-published Green500 list of the world’s most energy-efficient supercomputers shows that the top 10 systems are all powered by NVIDIA Tesla GPUs. See More

  • NVIDIA GPUs Now Power World’s 10 Greenest Supercomputers

    The Green 500

    By Sumit Gupta on November 20, 2013 -- The just-published Green500 list of the world’s most energy-efficient supercomputers shows that the top 10 systems are all powered by NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.

    The only other architecture ever to have cleanly swept the 10 top spots on the list is IBM’s legendary BlueGene system.

  • Luxa2 - A Division of Thermaltake

    Luxa2, a division of Thermaltake announces the world’s first, and the world’s largest P-MEGA 41,600mAh charging station. The compact and powerful P-MEGA features a titanic 41,600mAh battery li-polymer cell that can charge a device for 48-hours continuously, and six USB ports to power six devices – smartphones, tablets – simultaneously and comes with charging indicators on each port to identify when a device is charging, and will automatically turn off when device is fully charged as to prevent overcharging and overload. The LUXA2 P-MEGA 41,600 mAh has a suggested price of USD $169, and includes a 2-year warranty. See More

  • Genius

    Genius announces two new ultra-thin power banks for the North American market that can charge two phones at once - ECO-u306 and ECO-u821. Both the ECO-u306 and ECO-u821, 3000mAh and 8000mAh, respectively, can charge two mobile devices at the same time. If just charging one device the built-in concealable micro USB cable easily deploys for a quick charge when needed, while a Micro USB output connector allows for a second device to be charged. See More

  • World’s Largest Charging Station-LUXA2 P-MEGA 41,600mAh

    Luxa2 P-MEGA 41,600mAh charging station

    Portable Power Charging Reaches New Heights

    Taipei, Taiwan – November 21, 2013 – LUXA2 understands the ever-increasing demands human society faces when it comes to portable power technologies, which not only have to be diverse in feature and function, but also fashionistic in appearance. In order to meet today’s technological enthusiasts need for high-performance and aesthetically pleasing portable battery packs, LUXA2 have come up with something truly special: the world’s first, and the world’s largest P-MEGA 41,600mAh charging station.

  • Simultaneously Charge Two Phones at Once with New Ultra-Thin Power Banks by Genius

    Genius ECO-u306 and ECO-u821
    ECO-u306 and ECO-u821 Now Available in North America

    22 November 2013, Taipei, Taiwan – Genius is pleased to announce two new ultra-thin power banks for the North American market that can charge two phones at once - ECO-u306 and ECO-u821.

  • "CM Storm is known to produce some very good budget gaming gear, and we take a look at their newest little addition today: the Pitch in-ear gaming headset. At only €29 MSRP, it comes complete with a good bundle ready for gaming on phones, tablets, and laptops."

    techPowerUp

  • "The consoles are coming! The consoles are coming! Ok, that is not necessarily true. One is already here and the second essentially is too. This of course brings up the great debate between PCs and consoles. The past has been interesting when it comes to console gaming, as often the consoles would be around a year ahead of PCs in terms of gaming power and prowess. This is no longer the case with this generation of consoles. Cutting edge is now considered mainstream when it comes to processing and graphics. The real incentive to buy this generation of consoles is a lot harder to pin down as compared to years past."

    PC Perspective

  • NikkTech

    "Lately whenever i hear people talking about gaming peripherals mechanical keyboards seem to always steal the show and that's somewhat justifiable in a way since they do offer impressive MTBF times and tactile feedback compared to regular membrane keyboards. Of course not all is black and white in the market and so we've seen quite a few membrane keyboards during these past 2 years that share equally good MTBF times and offer a good amount of feedback as well like the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 and S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 by Mad Catz and the APEX and APEX [RAW] by SteelSeries all of which we have reviewed in the past. Well it seems that Mad Catz is not ready to halt their S.T.R.I.K.E line of gaming keyboards and so just recently they announced the S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 gaming keyboard which is basically a cut-down version of its more expensive brothers featuring just basic functionality without sacrificing key precision and MTBF."

    NikkTech

  • "Cloud storage has emerged as a hugely attractive option for consumers and businesses alike. Consumer cloud storage darling Dropbox has gotten big enough that it warrants its own developer conference, Box is consistently innovating in the business space, Amazon's storage cloud is massive and popular, and we could go on and on with numerous other companies offering all types of cloud storage services. Even as cloud storage has exploded, however, there are many skeptics who believe that entrusting your data to a cloud service is foolish, due to reliability, privacy and security concerns. Diehard proponents of local storage have legitimate concerns when they say they're distrustful of the cloud, but local storage has its own set of problems. Western Digital has developed a solution called WD My Cloud, however, that seeks the middle ground..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Ocaholic

    "Since quite a few years OCZ is covering ground in the enterprise SSD market. In this regard the entry-level market gets supplied with their Deneva 2 series, where there are several different models. The main differences can be found with the different types of flash memory. Today we're having a closer look at the 200 Gigabyte Deneva R eMLC drive, which features high endurance. Should you run, lets say a storage appliance where performance is critical and which has to cope with huge amounts of host writes, then it won't hurt to have a closer look at this drive. The Deneva 2 becomes especially interesting if you have to realize a cost effective solution. "

    Ocaholic

  • "The Eurocom Panther 5D costs as much as the Canon which shares its name but this high end kit is packed with SLI, Xeon (i7 equivalent) and a bunch of other high end kit. How does it compare to high/mainstream models? Lets find out in some of the latest games as well as productivity tests."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "The N2560 is a dual-bay NAS which features an Intel Atom 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory and promises to deliver a wealth of features for the home network."

    Vortez

  • "Today we are going to take a look at the Primo 81 from MSI. Priced at only £138, it targets the large user base who can't afford a high end model from the likes of Samsung or Apple. The Primo 81 features a 7.8″ IPS display, the same LG panel used on the last generation iPad Mini. Is the product tempting enough to warrant a purchase?"

    Kitguru

  • OCInside

    "SSD, HDD or SSHD ? We have already published some SSD and HDD reviews on OCinside.de and for quite some time we are also testing the combination of solid state drive and hard disk drive in one drive - the so-called SSHD. The advantages of the SSHD are obvious: The price is several times below a SSD with identical capacity. Now we like to answer the question if the SSHD can keep at least partially with a SSD, or if it is more on the level of a conventional hard disk. Seagate send us their latest Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA3 desktop SSHD consisting of a 2 TB hard drive with 8 GB MLC memory, which we will test in this review."

    OCInside

  • "If you listened to the technologists and industry analysts last year, they would have told you that 2013 was going to be the year of the smartwatch. That hasn't really come to pass, as the smartwatch still isn't exactly a mainstream thing, but the format has gained in popularity. One product that slipped quietly under the radar is the Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2), a device that will play friendly with just about any contemporary Android smartphone."

    MegaTech News

  • BitFenix

    BitFenix proudly announces two new additions to the Colossus M Series: Colossus Mini-ITX and Colossus Micro-ATX. They are the latest creations from the BitFenix Design Lab, a continuation of the original Colossus line that delivers a premium compact housing with a futuristic yet clean style.Both chassis have excellent watercooling support , storage expandability, and the 'enthusiastically-popular' SofTouch Surface Treatment. See More

  • BitFenix Unleashes Colossus M Series

    BitFenix Unleashes Colossus M Series

    Futuristically-styled SFF case offers unparalleled design and epic flexibility

    (BitFenix Design Lab, November 21, 2013) – Today, BitFenix presents two members of the new Colossus M Series: Colossus Mini-ITX and Colossus Micro-ATX. They are the latest creations from the BitFenix Design Lab, a continuation of the original Colossus line that delivers a premium compact housing with a futuristic yet clean style.

  • Zotac It's Time to Play

    Zotac upgrades the ZBOX mini-PC lineup with the latest 4th Generation Intel Core technology, to deliver improved CPU performance with supercharged integrated graphics. Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International, states, "The latest 4th Generation Intel Core powered ZBOX delivers the power of Intel's Haswell architecture into our compact ZBOX mini-PC platform. With the latest generation architecture, we're able to fine tune these ZBOXes for greater CPU and GPU performance while maintaining the excellent energy efficiency our mini-PCs are renowned for." See More

  • ZOTAC Upgrades ZBOX mini-PCs with 4th Generation Intel Core Technology

    ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PCs

    New trio of ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PCs deliver improved CPU performance with supercharged integrated graphics

    HONG KONG - Nov. 20, 2013 - ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today upgrades the ZBOX mini-PC lineup with 4th Generation Intel Core technology. The trio of new ZBOXes deliver improved CPU performance paired with supercharged integrated graphics for an excellent experience for everyday computing tasks.

  • CoolerMaster

    Cooler Master announces another unique All-in-One (AIO) watercooler series, Nepton 140XL / 280L. Each features a pump with an exclusive Cooler Master design that maximizes performance and flow. Both the Nepton 140XL and 280L are factory filled and sealed for immediate installation and maintenance-free operation, and also include premium JetFlo 140 Series fans that are built specially for the high air pressure and heat dissipation required for high performance watercooling. See More

  • Nepton Series

    Cooler Master Neptune Series

    Chino, California – November 19, 2013 – Cooler Master, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of premium PC components and cooling, today introduced yet another unique All-in-One (AIO) watercooler series, Nepton 140XL / 280L. Each features a pump with an exclusive Cooler Master design that maximizes performance and flow.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "When it comes to high-end full-tower cases, a few models immediately come to mind: Corsair's 900D, Thermaltake's Level 10 GT, Cooler Master's HAF-X, and a couple others. There isn't nearly as much variety for E-ATX compatible cases as there is for cases that support ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards. Perhaps this why Phanteks was keen to release their first case into this category. Enter the Enthoo Primo, A premium full-tower aluminum body case with numerous new features and great compatibility for water-cooling hardware. Phanteks is among the best manufacturers of computer case fans and CPU heatsinks, so one would expect that their genius in cooling innovation would carry over to the Enthoo Primo. It is quite clear that Phankteks aims to make a statement with this new case; It will be competing head on with the already established high-end full-tower cases. Benchmark reviews will take a closer look at the Enthoo Primo (model PH-ES813P) to see whether or not Phantek's first chassis deserves a place among the very best."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Cooler Master Cosmos cases: Large and capable, these come with a hefty price tag to match. The Cosmos SE looks like a smaller version of its bigger brother, but has Cooler Master sacrificed cool features, or has the company created a new universe in the sky?"

    techPowerUp

  • LanOC Reviews

    "Today we are back with another AIO water cooling solution, this time from Corsair's award-winning Hydro series. While Corsair has certainly been the king of the mountain for a while in the AIO market, competitors have recently made some quite impressive challenges to the throne. The H80i promises high performance cooling and unparalleled control via its built-in Corsair Link controller in a package fitting the Corsair name. With integrated Corsair Link functionality and a push-pull fan configuration where will the H80i land on our charts? Read on to find out."

    LanOC Reviews

  • "Fractal Design is a fairly new company designing computer hardware with a Scandinavian flair. This gives their cases a functional, clean, and sleek design. Previously Legit Reviews had the opportunity to take a look at their ARC Midi R2 case, a mid-tower; there is also a smaller version in the ARC line, the ARC Mini R2. Now, they have given us the chance to look at the big brother model, the ARC XL."

    Legit Reviews

  • Ocaholic

    "Maybe you're one of the gamers out there who simply can't have enough power coming from the graphics department or maybe you want to asseble a gaming rig with a given budget and you want to get the very maximum out of it. In both cases the following article might be interesting and it might be quite surprising to see how well to GTX 760 in an SLI can keep up with the mighty GTX Titan."

    Ocaholic

  • "Today we review one of the power supplies in the new Corsair range, a semi modular unit featuring 80 Plus Gold Certification. Corsair are targeting a wide audience with this specific range... the CS650M unit we review today is priced at a very competitive £75 inc vat. Is this a power supply that should be in your shortlist for a new upgrade?"

    Kitguru

  • "The BIOSTAR NM70I-1037U board features an improved CPU, Ivy Bridge Celeron 1037, which is powerful enough to perform many tasks. In order to boost the 3D capabilities even further, we can install a dedicated video card into the available PCI-Express x16 port so we would be even able to game with low to mainstream graphics levels."

    Madshrimps

  • "The Xbox One is more than just a game console. We know that may be blatantly obvious to many of you, but we want to drive that point home from the get-go. The gaming, home entertainment, and mobile/computing industries are vastly different than they were when the previous-gen Xbox 360 launched in late 2005. Since then, there's been unprecedented intermingling, consolidation and integration across these markets and Microsoft took it all into consideration in the design of the Xbox One. Of course, the Xbox One plays games-really well, actually. With its updated hardware, more refined controllers, new Kinect sensor, and a wealth of developer support, the Xbox One is an excellent gaming platform. But Microsoft's incorporation of a hypervisor that allows the Xbox One to run the Xbox OS and Windows 8 kernel simultaneously opens up a world of additional possibilities. Couple the new hardware, innovative software implementation, and capabilities of the included Kinect sensor and you've got a device that's equally as adept at running a cutting edge game as it is playing back HD video, browsing the web, or video conferencing..."

    Hot Hardware

  • BCCHardware

    "In the end the CASSI 323 is a decent choice if you need a stand for your tablet. In my mind, most of these stands will do the same thing and there really isn't a wrong choice to be had. Style, availability and person preference are ultimately what dictate a purchasing decision for a basic tablet stand. With all that in mind, the CASSI 323 is a decent choice as it has pretty basic features, a nice style that blends in with pretty much any decor and is affordably priced."

    BCCHardware

  • "Installing a socket LGA2011 Intel Core i5 or i7 processor into a fresh motherboard can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a PC before. Well, PCSTATS has heard your calls for a quick Beginners Guide on this subject, so that's what we'll be laying out in this article today!"

    PCSTATS

  • NikkTech

    "When i first started using and testing SAS equipment several years ago the SAS standard wasn't really popular amongst non-professionals and so almost all of the available solutions back then were considered enterprise grade because of their somewhat high cost, wealth of features and performance levels. Fast forward a few years in the future and right now there are even consumer oriented mainboards that feature entry-level onboard SAS controllers in an effort to cover consumers who are not after the extra features and performance offered by mid and high-end add-on cards. Now as some of you know last year we paired the latest LSI MegaRAID 9265-8i 6Gb/s 8 port SATA+SAS RAID Controller and its main counterpart manufactured by ARECA the ARC-1882i 8 Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter with a total of 8 Kingston HyperX 120GB SATA III SSDs to see just which solutions offered the best bang for your buck and in the end both produced impressive results. Well today we are placing both cards against one of the latest mid-end SAS/SATA RAID controllers to hit the market by LSI, the MegaRAID 9271-8i 6Gb/s 8 port SATA+SAS RAID Controller to see if LSI has brought anything new to the table."

    NikkTech

  • Sennheiser

    Sennheiser unveils two new high-end PC gaming headsets – G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE and announces a unique alliance with one of the world’s leading game developers - Io-Interactive. Christian Ern, Director Product Management, puts it this way, “By collaborating with Io-Interactive and by launching the new PC gaming headsets G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE, Sennheiser takes pride in making sure that gamers get to hear the high-level of acoustic quality and details that the developers intended you to hear,” The G4ME ONE™ and G4ME™ ZERO will be available on November 20th 2013. See More

  • Sennheiser Gaming: The Sound Games Are Made Of

    Sennheiser G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE

    Pointe-Claire QC Canada, November 20, 2013 – Sennheiser unveils two new high-end PC gaming headsets – G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE and announces a unique alliance with one of the world’s leading game developers - Io-Interactive. In the perfect match of game creation and gameplay experience, Io-Interactive is using the audio specialist’s equipment when developing and recording game sound. This perfect match ensures that gamers using Sennheiser gaming headsets, will get an authentic sound experience that’s optimized to be exactly as the developers at Io-Interactive intended.  

  • LSI

    At the annual Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS), LSI Corporation, announced today a new family of 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID controller cards and expanders, built to power leading datacenters worldwide. As the proliferation of applications, data and mobile devices continues to place demands on datacenters, the new family of LSI storage solutions offers innovative technology for increased performance and improved enterprise RAID data protection. See More

  • D-Link

    D-Link introduces the Wireless N PoE Outdoor Access Point with PoE Pass-Through (DAP-3310), the ideal solution for expanding the coverage and signal strength of any wireless network while providing the flexibility of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). The D-Link Wireless N PoE Outdoor Access Point with PoE Pass-Through (DAP-3310) will be available in December 2013. See More

  • G.Skill

    Computer Memory Test Labs (CMTL), announced today that G.Skill's 4GB and 8GB 1866MHz DDR3L (low voltage, 1.35v) SO-DIMMs have received Advanced Tested certification on the Intel NUC D53427RKE platform with i5 Ivy Bridge processor. See More

  • LSI Introduces 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID® Controller Cards and Expanders to Power Leading Datacenters Worldwide

    Extends first-to-market 12Gb/s SAS leadership with end-to-end storage solutions to benefit enterprise and hyperscale cloud environments

    SAN JOSE, Calif., November 20, 2013 – At its annual Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS), LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) today introduced its new family of 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID® controller cards and expanders, built to power leading datacenters worldwide. As the proliferation of applications, data and mobile devices continues to place demands on datacenters, the new family of LSI storage solutions offers innovative technology for increased performance and improved enterprise RAID data protection.

  • D-Link DAP-3310 brings wireless connectivity and Power-over-Ethernet to outdoor areas

    D-Link DAP-3310 brings wireless connectivity and Power-over-Ethernet to outdoor areas
    Exterior Access Point marries Wireless N connectivity with PoE Pass-Through

    Tuesday 19 November 2013 --D-Link has unveiled the Wireless N PoE Outdoor Access Point with PoE Pass-Through (DAP-3310), the ideal solution for expanding the coverage and signal strength of any wireless network while providing the flexibility of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).

  • G.Skill is first memory module manufacturer to have high speed, low power SO-DIMMs Advanced Tested on Intel® NUC platform


    ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 19, 2013  -- CMTL, (www.cmtlabs.com), Computer Memory Test Labs, the industry's leading independent memory compatibility and functionality testing lab announced today that G.Skill's 4GB and 8GB 1866MHz DDR3L (low voltage, 1.35v) SO-DIMMs have received Advanced Testedcertification on the Intel NUC D53427RKE platform with i5 Ivy Bridge processor.

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers

    ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) unleash the Mars 760, a graphics card that features two GeForce GTX 760 graphics-processing units (GPUs) for the ultimate gaming performance. The Mars 760 is a two-slot card that's packed with many exclusive ASUS technologies including DirectCU II for 20%-cooler and vastly quieter operation, DIGI+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) for ultra-stable power delivery and GPU Tweak, an easy-to-use utility that lets users push the two GTX 760 GPUs to extremes - easily and safely. See More

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Mars 760 Graphics Card

    ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Mars 760 Graphics Card

    ROG's groundbreaking dual-GPU card is 20% cooler, vastly quieter and has two GeForce GTX 760s to deliver gaming performance up to 39% faster than GTX Titan

    Taipei, Taiwan (19th November, 2013) - ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Mars 760, a graphics card that features two GeForce® GTX 760 graphics-processing units (GPUs) for the ultimate gaming performance.

  • AMD

    AMD announced earlier today that it was selected for an award of $3.1 million for a research project associated with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development Program, known as “DesignForward.” The DOE award is an expansion of work started as part of another two-year award AMD received in 2012 called “FastForward.” The FastForward award aims to accelerate the research and development of processor and memory technologies needed to support extreme-scale computing. See More

  • OWC Other World Computing

    Other World Computing (OWC) adds USB 3.0 'SuperSpeed' interface technology, for its multi-interface, four-bay professional-grade Mercury Elite Qx2 RAID storage product for enterprise, professional and prosumer users. In addition to offering FireWire 800 and eSATA connectivity. The improved Elite Pro Qx2 features four hot-swap bays, diverse multiple interface support, and up to 16TB of available storage capacity. It is engineered specifically for applications such as backup, audio/video, photography, data management, and data-intensive applications. See More

  • OWC Adds USB 3.0 'SuperSpeed' To Its Multi-Interface Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Hardware RAID Data Storage and Backup Solution

    OWC Adds USB 3.0 'SuperSpeed' To Its Multi-Interface Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 Hardware RAID Data Storage and Backup Solution
        
    Priced from $549.99, OWC's prosumer and enterprise-grade storage solution offers four drive bays and up to 16TB capacity for data-intensive A/V editing, backup, photography, music, and graphics applications

    WOODSTOCK, Ill., Nov. 19, 2013  -- Other World Computing (OWC® www.macsales.com) the world's leading destination for cutting-edge and easy-to-install Mac and PC upgrades and accessories, announced higher data throughput and USB 3.0 compatibility for its multi-interface, four-bay professional-grade Mercury Elite Qx2 RAIDstorage product for enterprise, professional and prosumer users

  • U.S. Government Awards AMD Contract to Research Interconnect Architectures for High-Performance Computing


    $3.1 Million Public-Private Partnership to Accelerate R&D of Critical Technologies Needed for Extreme-Scale Computing

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. —11/19/2013 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it was selected for an award of $3.1 million for a research project associated with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development Program, known as “DesignForward.” The DOE award is an expansion of work started as part of another two-year award AMD received in 2012 called “FastForward.” The FastForward award aims to accelerate the research and development of processor and memory technologies needed to support extreme-scale computing. The DesignForward award supports the research of the interconnect architectures and technologies needed to support the data transfer capabilities in extreme-scale computing environments.

  • "The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB is one of the most sold graphics cards today. It has proven to be a great card for those with a 1080p gaming setup as it is relatively affordable and can often be found for around $250. In recent months companies like Gigabyte have begun offering 4GB models of this popular card for an extra $40-50 over the price of the base model with 2GB of memory. Gigabyte currently has the Gigabyte GTX 760 GDDR5-2GB for $259.99 and the Gigabyte GTX760 GDDR5-4GB for $299.99, so they are charging $40 or 15% more to have double the frame buffer. Many gamers are wondering how much memory they need, so when we got the chance to look at the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB we couldn't pass it up. We would finally be able to see if the extra frame buffer was just a marketing gimmick or something useful that was worth the extra money...."

    Legit Reviews

  • "This is PART 2 of our testing on the PlayStation 4 storage systems, with the stock hard drive, an SSHD hybrid and an SSD. Previously, we compared performance based on Blu-ray based installations though today we add downloaded titles from PSN to the mix. Be sure you read PART 1, PlayStation 4 (PS4) HDD, SSHD and SSD Performance Testing."

    PC Perspective

  • "V8 GTS is colossal CPU cooler which features a triple-heatsink design along with a mounting harness which have two 140mm cooling fans attached. Along with the triple-heatsinks, Cooler Master have engineered the base of V8 GTS to have a 'vapor chamber' – helping to eliminate hot spots on the CPU."

    Vortez

  • Think Computers

    "One of the best things when a new graphics card is released is waiting for custom versions of the card to come out. Many of these cards offer factory overclocks and custom cooling solutions. Not only will this give you better performance, but also quieter and more efficient cooling. Today we are taking a look at an R9 280X from Gigabyte (GV-R928XOC-3GD) which features a factory overclock of 1000 MHz core and 1100 MHz boost. Gigabyte has also installed their own custom WindForce 3X cooler, which should keep things nice and cool. Is the the R9 280X for you? Read on as we take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "You like to do a thousand things at the same time while playing online games. Jump and reload while overrunning the enemy hordes and post the teammate in the group the number of today's victories. For a standard keyboard these functions are usually far apart and can not be assigned that easily. Here Logitech offers a solution with their G13 Gameboard. It is a little extra keyboard which is supposed to find its place next to the normal keyboard. Full of features and options, it is an useful supplement for every gamer desk."

    OCInside

  • Ocaholic

    "For this edition of ASUS MARS Graphics card, ASUS has thought about something different than their usual receipe. This time, there aren't two high-end chips but two GTX 760 mid-range GPUs. You can find these chips on one single PCB combined with a powerful and beautiful cooler. Other than that the GPUs received a really decent factory overclocking and we're curious to see what this card is capable of."

    Ocaholic

  • "Today we look at the latest graphics card from ASUS, the GTX 760 MARS. This solution comprises two GTX760's in an SLi configuration, all on a single PCB. ASUS have incorporated a hefty DIGI+VRM configuration featuring 12 phase power. They are promoting this card to go head to head against the flagship GTX Titan and GTX780Ti. So today we find out if it can!"

    Kitguru

  • "With the Wireless AC standard to be finalised in early 2014 now is a great time to start looking at Wireless AC tech for your home network. NETGEAR suggest the R6250, their latest AC router, is ideal for homes that have upwards of ten devices to connect. While that may seem a lot this is actually an easy target in todays connected world where set-top boxes, smart TV's, phones, tablets, laptops, desktops etc all want to access our content. So today we take a look at NETGEAR's latest offering the R6250 Wireless AC Dual Band Gigabit Router."

    Hardware Heaven

  • BCCHardware

    "We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are celebrating comics by using BitStrips to make your own. The fun thing with BitStrips is that you can include your friends and have a great time poking fun at others that you know. Feel creative and share some laughs with this weeks Android App Pick!"

    BCCHardware

  • TechnologyX

    "Xigmatek is a name that has been around for a few years now making everything from CPU coolers to power supplies to fans to cases. Xigmatek has always made cases with unique styling that sets them apart from everyone else. Their latest release is no different. The Aquila is a small cube-like case that will hold a Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX system and boasts some unique features. Xigmatek was kind enough to send one over for us to check out so let's get to it!"

    TechnologyX

  • "Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide."

    PCSTATS

  • Thecus

    Thanks to customer feedback, and to an active developer community, Thecus is proud to announce the newly launched Thecus App Center now has over 200 third-party modules available. This number almost doubles the amount available in our closest competitor’s app portfolio. “The Thecus App Center supports not only the newest Thecus models, but also the more mature devices. Because of this continued support, users can benefit from the Thecus App Center no matter when they bought their Thecus NAS. See More

  • Genius

    Genius announces the LuxePad i9010, a new Bluetooth 3.0 keyboard designed for the iPad mini. The LuxePad i9010 enhances the iPad mini's productivity and ease-of-use with a great combination of features, style, and simplicity. Thanks to a lithium battery, the LuxePad i9010 boasts 180 hours of battery life, the LuxePad i9010 is now available in North America for the suggested retail price of $39.99.See More

  • Genius LuxePad i9010: Versatile Mini Keyboard for the iPad Mini

    Genius LuxePad i9010: Versatile Mini Keyboard for the iPad Mini

    Lightweight wireless Bluetooth keyboard turns tablets into mini notebooks

    19 November 2013, Chino, CaliforniaGenius today releases the LuxePad i9010, a new Bluetooth keyboard designed for the iPad mini. The LuxePad i9010 enhances the iPad mini's productivity and ease-of-use with a great combination of features, style, and simplicity.

  • Thecus® App Center Now With Over 200 Third-Party Apps

    Thecus® App Center Now With Over 200 Third-Party Apps

    Made Possible Thanks to Active Developer Community

    November 19, 2013, Milpitas, CaliforniaThecus® is proud to announce that the newly launched Thecus® App Center now has over 200 third-party modules available. This number almost doubles the amount available in our closest competitor’s app portfolio.

  •  NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU

    NVIDIA announces the Tesla K40 GPU accelerator, as the world's highest performance accelerator ever built, delivering extreme performance to a widening range of scientific, engineering, high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise applications. The Tesla K40 provides double the memory and up to 40 percent higher performance than its predecessor, the Tesla K20X GPU accelerator, and 10 times higher performance than today's fastest CPU. See More

  • NVIDIA

    IBM and NVIDIA announced plans to collaborate on GPU-accelerated versions of IBM's wide portfolio of enterprise software applications on IBM Power Systems. NVIDIA and IBM also plan to integrate the joint-processing capabilities of NVIDIA® Tesla® GPUs with IBM POWER processors. Ian Buck, vice president of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA, had this to add in the upcoming press release, ”This partnership will bring supercomputer performance to the corporate data center, expanding the use of GPU accelerators well beyond the traditional supercomputing and technical computing markets....”See More

  • ORIGIN PC

    Custom boutique builder of high-end gaming PCs, ORIGIN PC proudly announces they have teamed up with Razer, the industry leader in gaming peripherals, to bring the ultimate keyboard, mouse and mouse mat to ORIGIN PC. ORIGIN PC chose the best Razer has to offer for ORIGIN PC Edition peripherals with an exclusive black and red backlit color scheme. The ORIGIN PC Razer BlackWidow keyboard, Taipan mouse and Goliathus mouse mat puts the power of an ORIGIN PC at a user’s fingertips, providing the tools needed to obliterate the competition. See More

  • Func

    For gamers who demand extreme precision, accuracy and stability. Func proudly announces a new, improved version of the well-known Surface 1030 series. The Func Surface 1030² is made from a hard plastic composition, with two interchangeable sides of the surface to let you choose between a rough and a smooth texture, to optimize tracking precision, or for frictionless and minimal movement gameplay. The Func Surface 1030² has a MSRP $34.95/ $39.95 and will be available in December 2013. See More

  • NVIDIA Launches World's Fastest Accelerator for Supercomputing and Big Data Analytics

    NVIDIA Tesla K40 Accelerator Doubles Memory of Its Predecessor, Enabling New Categories of Accelerated Applications

    Monday, November 18, 2013 --DENVER, CO - SC13 - NVIDIA today unveiled the NVIDIA® Tesla® K40 GPU accelerator, the world's highest performance accelerator ever built, delivering extreme performance to a widening range of scientific, engineering, high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise applications.

  • IBM, NVIDIA to Supercharge Corporate Data Center Applications and Next-Generation Supercomputers

    Companies Tap GPU-Enabled Supercomputing to Analyze Enterprise Data on the Fly

    Monday, November 18, 2013 --DENVER, CO - SC13 - NVIDIA and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to collaborate on GPU-accelerated versions of IBM's wide portfolio of enterprise software applications on IBM Power Systems.

    The move marks the first time that GPU accelerator technology will move beyond the realm of supercomputing and into the heart of enterprise-scale data centers. The collaboration aims to enable IBM customers to more rapidly process, secure and analyze massive volumes of streaming data.

  • ORIGIN PC Launches Elite Gaming Peripherals

    Exclusive ORIGIN PC Edition BlackWidow Keyboard, Taipan Mouse and Goliathus Mouse Mat, Powered by Razer™, Available Now

    MIAMI – Nov. 18, 2013 –ORIGIN PC announced today it has partnered with Razer, the industry leader in gaming peripherals, to bring the ultimate keyboard, mouse and mouse mat to ORIGIN PC. Using Razer’s proven formula for delivering the utmost quality and performance, ORIGIN PC chose the best Razer has to offer for ORIGIN PC Edition peripherals with an exclusive black and red backlit color scheme. The ORIGIN PC Razer BlackWidow keyboard, Taipan mouse and Goliathus mouse mat puts the power of an ORIGIN PC at a user’s fingertips, providing the tools needed to obliterate the competition.

  • Func presents a new, improved version of the classic Surface 1030!

    Func Surface 1030
    November 14th, 2013 - Func, manufacturer of gaming peripherals, is proud to announce a new, improved version of the well-known Surface 1030 series.

    Func Surface 1030² is made from a hard plastic composition specifically engineered for gamers who demand extreme precision, accuracy and stability. The two interchangeable sides of the surface let you choose between a rough and a smooth texture.  

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "A very special new piece of hardware technology has recently been released at a conference in Montreal on October 22, 2013. The new technology is called G-SYNC, by NVIDIA. G-SYNC seems to be the answer for a major complaint from PC gaming community regarding image quality in fast-moving video games. Tears, stutters, and lag are told to be totally eliminated with this new technology. NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang put on a compelling performance at the conference in Montreal this past Friday. He announced some exciting new technologies, GameStream, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, ShadowPlay, and of course, G-SYNC. In this article I will give you my explanation, thoughts and opinions on this new tech called G-SYNC."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • BCCHardware

    "As more hiking, camping and all round gadgets in general switch to USB charging, there is more of a demand for portable power sources to recharge your devices while on the go. While I have dabbled with solar options that work well in bright light, as we all know, the sun isn't always shining when you get to your outdoor destination. Until recently, bringing along a charger for your USB devices was near impossible if you planned on doing anything other than day trips from a car camping site."

    BCCHardware

  • "Fractal Design has three PSU lines, but their flagship is the NEWTON series. Today, we will test the 800 W member of the aforementioned line; it is 80 Plus Platinum certified and is, according to its maker, the ultimate choice for demanding high-end gaming systems or ultra-quiet media PCs."

    techPowerUp

  • "On Friday Sony released the PlayStation 4 onto the world. The first new console launch in 7 years, the PS4 has a lot to live up to, but our story today isn't going to attempt to weigh the value of the hardware or software ecosystem. Instead, after our PS4 teardown video from last week, we got quite a few requests for information on storage performance with the PS4 and what replacement hardware might offer gamers."

    PC Perspective

  • "It almost goes without saying that the Google Nexus 5 is one of the most anticipated Android phones to launch in 2013, save perhaps for Samsung's Galaxy S 4. Previous generation Nexus devices from Google, whether phone or tablet, have proven to offer a lot of bang for the buck, excellent design and build quality and a pure representation of the Android OS. Not to mention Google regularly rolls out the most recent version of Android as well with these devices, sometimes well before it's available on products from other brands."

    Hot Hardware

  • Ocaholic

    "be quiet!'s Pure Power L8 CM 730W is a decent mid- to high-end semi-modular PSU that offers 80Plus Bronze certification and is produced by HEC (OEM). With the price of around US $100 it should not break anyones budget and still offer decent performance."

    Ocaholic

  • LanOC Reviews

    "One of the best parts about a new video card launch is having the chance to be able to check out the differences between the same models from multiple companies. It seems like every company anymore has their own cooling design and their own names for each of the cards features. One of the companies who has performed well in all of our previous launches has been the Twin Frozr designs from MSI. Today I'm going to take a look at their R9 270X Gaming that features a Twin Frozr cooling design along with a few gaming features that help it stand out."

    LanOC Reviews

  • "Today we are going to take the look at the latest product in Corsair's Hydro series of liquid CPU coolers, the H75. This is a mid-range option, offering a standard 120 mm radiator with twin 120 mm fans. We have been very impressed with Corsair's previous Hydro models and are very interested to see what this new unit has to offer."

    Kitguru

  • "Buying a power supply is a lot like shopping for tires. You know you need them but it's just not going to raise your heart rate."

    Hardware Asylum

  • NikkTech

    "We are literally just a few weeks away from Christmas and since all of us here happen to consider that season as the best and most cheerful time of the year we've decided to spend a weekend on the mountain away from technology and more specifically computers and TV. Personally i like the idea since i do need some time off to relax but I'm not about to leave here entirely unprepared and so because of that for the past 2 weeks we've been doing our best to get our hands on as many portable devices as possible that can help us enjoy our time there while at the same time making us feel safer. TDK has been in the business of designing and manufacturing high performance wireless speaker systems for quite some time now but until just recently they didn't offer something really tiny in their product line. It seems however that TDK listens to their consumer base and so the latest TREK A26 Ultra-Portable Wireless Speaker is here to change that."

    NikkTech

  • "HIS have five different variants of the R9-270X, each with different factory overclock and heatsink. Some have the ICEQ X cooler while others, such as the item we have for evaluation today, have the ICEQ X2. It has a massive 1100MHz clockspeed as standard which is some 200MHz faster than entry level 270X. With the Tahiti LE at its heart, the HIS R9 270X ICEQ X2 TURBO might just have enough to topple our current favourite mid-range GPU, the NVIDIA GTX760."

    Vortez

  • TechnologyX

    "Since 1992, Cooler Master has produced many high quality chassis, and the CM Storm Stryker can be added to that list! The focal point of the CM Storm series was that of the gamer enthusiast, and all of the design aspects of the Stryker reflect that focus. In short, this is a massive, fully-featured gaming chassis that can satisfy the gamer in all of us. The Stryker is full of cooling options and intricate functionalities that makes its customization endless, all while being wrapped up into a beautiful design."

    TechnologyX

  • OCInside

    "Today, the first official reader review at OCinside.de is published. Everyone, who like to test hardware or software, can now apply to the reader review in the OCinside.de Forum. In the first review of a reader, the Metadot DasKeyboard Model S Professional Clicky MX Blue is tested. Who often plays or writes long letters on the home PC, knows the following Problem. The plastic keyboard squeaks at all corners and edges, buttons falling out or are not correctly recognized when pressed. This situation can be remedied."

    OCInside

  • "Scythe has once again revamped the Mugen series with the Mugen 4. Utilizing a unique design and six 6 mm heatpipes, it has all the markings of a typical Tower-style heatsink. What truly sets it apart is the near silent operation that steals even Noctua's thunder."

    techPowerUp

  • "Today we look at the AirStation AC866 Wireless USB adapter from Buffalo, offering up to AC866 speeds and supporting N300 as well."

    Hardware Heaven

  • LanOC Reviews

    "It was only a short time ago that I was taking a look at Logitech's new G700s wireless gaming mouse. Not too long after that Logitech actually announced another wireless gaming mouse that would be sold alongside of the G700s, this one is called the G602. Unlike the G700s, the G602 wasn't an upgrade to a previous model. The G602 a considerably different in design compared to the G700s and it also does not use a rechargeable battery. Logitech did however introduce it with a big promise, they claim 250 hours of gametime in its performance mode, an impressive number for a gaming mouse. Let's dig into the G602 and find out if their claims have merit and find out what it's all about."

    LanOC Reviews

  • TechnologyX

    "Cooler Master has been known for their line of AiO coolers for quite some time now and, even though they've got a pretty wide selection already available, they constantly seem to come out with something new. A perfect example of this is seen with their new Nepton Series of liquid CPU coolers where they are 140mm class units, yet they can accomodate 140mm or 120mm fans. Our friends at Cooler Master sent us one of these new Nepton 140XL to throw on the bench and check out."

    TechnologyX

  • "NZXT has many award winning case designs, which offer features that are high in demand. One of their latest lines is the Source line. This case line is designed to include enthusiast level features while keeping the design simple. Currently there are four cases in this line, each are slightly different, while keeping the style similar across the line. Three of these cases are mid-towers, the fourth is a full tower. This line of cases starts at $34.72 shipped for the most basic model, the Source 210, while the highest priced model is the Source 530, coming in at a budget friendly $89.99 with free shipping. Read on to find out more about the flagship NZXT Source 530 chassis!"

    Legit Reviews

  • "Today we are reviewing the new Aerocool Strike-X One Advance chassis. Aimed at the budget market, the Strike-X One Advance ships with two fans pre-installed and support for up to 6 storage drives... all combined with an aggressive looking design. So, is the Strike-X One Advance worth its £30 asking price?"

    Kitguru

  • Ocaholic

    "Today there are almost countless manufacturers of aircoolers out there but there are still companies, which think that there are some niches, that have not yet been addressed. With their THEMIS, Raijintek has decently sized tower cooler in its portfolio which should convince with an excellent price/performance ratio."

    Ocaholic

  • "We are back (belatedly, we know) with more of the fabulous Tech Report Podcast. This show kicks off in a bit of a sour mood as Jordan shares his latest tech woes and how they've affected podcast production. Then it's on to happier things with a slew of listener tweets and emails. Finally, Scott has two major graphics card reviews, as Nvidia and AMD battle for the crown of fastest GPU."

    The Tech Report

  • OCIA

    "For the introduction of its fourth generation RAVEN case, SilverStone has opted to switch back to a more traditional layout with cooling fans moving air from front to rear and hardware located in its usual position within the chassis. Options are once again relegated to a single choice of color, which is fine as long as you like black. The right side panel is available with or without a window. New for the RV04 is a front panel door, the first to grace any RAVEN case yet. Can the fourth generation RAVEN carry on the well-respected name of its predecessors? Join us as we aim to find out."

    OCIA

  • NikkTech

    "Although i never was much into online MMO games i have tried most of them (out of curiosity mostly) and one of the things that was immediately clear to me from day one was that compared to normal FPS, platform, RTS, simulators and other game types online MMO games require a lot more buttons/keys both on the keyboard and on the mouse. That's mainly because when playing online with dozens of people (or even with thousands in games like PlanetSide 2 one of the very few online games I do enjoy playing) you can't afford to have the same speed/efficiency like you would with a single player game when faced against computer controlled opponents. Now back then it did take some time for gaming peripherals manufacturers to see that gap in the market and start producing gaming keyboards and mice with more buttons on them than usual but now several years later we see more and more such MMO oriented products get introduced quite frequently. The VOLOS MMORPG Gaming Mouse is the latest product designed and manufactured by our friends over at Tt eSPORTS and after roughly one week of testing today we can finally upload our opinion about it."

    NikkTech

  • Antec Announces the P100 ATX Case

    Antec P100 ATX Case
    New P100 is engineered for quiet computing in a class of its own

    FREMONT, California — November 15, 2013 — Antec Inc., a global leader in high-performance computer enclosures, power supplies, and mobile accessories today announces the P100, a case engineered for quiet computing.

  • Antec

    Keeping today's latest PC hardware cool becomes a top priority for most folks, while keeping noise levels to an absolute minimum can also becomes a motivating issue when selecting PC chassis. Antec proudly announces the P100 ATX case that's based on Antec’s award-winning Performance One series design and Quiet Computing technologies that minimize system noise, and engineered for quiet computing. The case is now commercially available and backed by Antec’s Quality 3-Year Warranty. See More

  • ASRock

    ASRock announces two new motherboards designed for bitcoin mining – H81 Pro BTC and H61 Pro BTC! The H81 Pro BTC is specifically tailored for bitcoin mining. It boasts a total of six PCIe slots for multiple mining graphics cards, plus two extra 4 pin power connectors for extra mining power. Who knows what fortunes are in store for you! See More

  • Make a Fortune with ASRock's Latest Mining Machines: H81 Pro BTC & H61 Pro BTC

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, November 15, 2013 – Dig the fact that there's probably no way you're ever going to end up dirty rich overnight, not unless you hit the jackpot or discover Davy Jones' treasure. Or maybe what you could try is to mine for the legendary peer-to-peer digital currency bitcoin. Recently, bitcoin is gaining more and more popularity and value around the globe. A Norwegian man that invested in $27 of bitcoin back in 2009 fluctuated into $886,000 windfall. There's also a new permanent bitcoin ATM installed in Canada. The process of obtaining these digital coins through computing is called "mining", and ASRock is here to assist you to jump in the gold rush immediately with two new motherboards designed for bitcoin mining – H81 Pro BTC and H61 Pro BTC!

  • Thunderbolt Ready

    The HTL Newsroom received some exciting news today from Intel, regarding the launch of “an exciting new program to quickly expand the footprint of Thunderbolt for desktop and workstation users.  This new initiative is called “Thunderbolt ready”, and it enables PC manufacturers to offer Thunderbolt upgradeable motherboards within desktop and workstation computers. By using a Thunderbolt card, Thunderbolt’s blazing fast speed and uncompressed video capabilities can now be added to any motherboard that includes a GPIO header (general purpose input/output header), so even if your system doesn’t have Thunderbolt it is now possible to “upgrade” to it.” See More

  • QNAP

    To meet the growing demands of bigger capacity data storage, and overall flexibility with easy setup and access, QNAP announces the release of TS-212P Turbo NAS for home and small/home office use. The new 2-bay model is equipped with a 1.6GHz CPU and 512MB DDR3 RAM, delivering reliable performance for daily tasks including file storage, sharing, data backup, and serving as an ideal media center for enjoying multimedia files across a range of platforms. See More

  • Microsoft

    Anyone that uses a PC needs to be very diligent when in comes to online security, businesses even more so, while maintaining data, and customers records. Each year, cybercrime takes a personal and financial toll on millions of consumers around the globe. Microsoft announced earlier today the opening of the Microsoft Cybercrime Center, a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime. The Cybercrime Center combines Microsoft’s legal and technical expertise as well as cutting-edge tools and technology with cross-industry expertise, marking a new era in effectively fighting crime on the Internet. See More

  • AMD FirePro™ S10000 12GB Edition graphics card

    AMD announces the FirePro S10000 12GB Edition graphics card, designed for big data high-performance computing (HPC) workloads for single precision and double precision performance.Laurent Bertaux, CEO of CAPS, comments in the upcoming press announcement, “Our customers are always eager for additional memory, so the introduction of the AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition graphics card means key applications will finally be able to take advantage of the graphics compute capabilities.” The AMD FirePro S10000 with 6GB of memory is currently available for purchase while the AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition graphics card is slated for availability in Spring 2014. See More

  • Intel announces “Thunderbolt™ ready” upgrade program for PC motherboards, desktops and workstation computers

    By Dan Snyder on November 12, 2013 --The past year has seen a flurry of Thunderbolt™ related activity.  Already present on every current Apple Mac*, Thunderbolt has continued to grow within PC circles.  And the Thunderbolt ecosystem responded, with over 100 Thunderbolt devices now shipping and available, most certified for both Mac and PC.  Thunderbolt makes new experiences possible and developers are seeking to take advantage of Thunderbolt’s key benefits, including simultaneous data and display transfer, with speeds of up to 10Gbps, and daisy-chain connectivity of up to six devices.  Building upon that foundation, the first Thunderbolt™ 2 systems were introduced in October this year, with speeds up to 20Gbps, and support for the DisplayPort 1.2 protocol.  Thunderbolt is clearly the fastest, most versatile connection to your PC.


  • Microsoft unveils state-of-the-art Cybercrime Center

    Microsoft unveils state-of-the-art Cybercrime Center

    Center of excellence to help defend online safety worldwide

    REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 14, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced the opening of the Microsoft Cybercrime Center, a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime. The Cybercrime Center combines Microsoft’s legal and technical expertise as well as cutting-edge tools and technology with cross-industry expertise, marking a new era in effectively fighting crime on the Internet.

  • QNAP Releases New Turbo NAS TS-212P for Home Users

    QNAP Turbo NAS TS-212P

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 14, 2013 – QNAP®, Inc. today announced the release of TS-212P Turbo NAS for home and small/home office use. The new 2-bay model is equipped with a 1.6GHz CPU and 512MB DDR3 RAM, delivering reliable performance for daily tasks including file storage, sharing, data backup, and serving as an ideal media center for enjoying multimedia files across a range of platforms.

  • Designed for Big Data Applications, AMD Announces Industry's First "Supercomputing" Server Graphics Card With 12GB Memory

    AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition Graphics Card

    New AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition Graphics Card Is Designed for Heterogeneous Compute Applications Built on OpenCL and Delivers Peak Double Precision Performance

    SUNNYVALE, Calif.  —11/14/2013 , AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the new AMD FirePro™ S10000 12GB Edition graphics card, designed for big data high-performance computing (HPC) workloads for single precision and double precision performance. With full support for PCI Express® 3.0 and optimized for use with the OpenCL™ compute programming language, the AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition GPU features ECC memory plus DirectGMA support allowing developers working with large models and assemblies to take advantage of the massively parallel processing capabilities of AMD GPUs based on the latest AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. AMD FirePro S10000 12GB Edition GPU is slated for availability in Spring 2014.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Kublai series of cases fits right in between the Precision and Temijin lines of enclosures by SilverStone. Losing some of the Temjin's aluminum construction but retaining most of the innovative features of the more expensive line of towers, the KL04 is the fourth iteration of a chassis that began in 2007 and was notable for its storage capacity in a mid tower form factor. Looking to continue the tradition, the SilverStone Kublai KL04 uses a slightly different cooling arrangement and understated design to offer space for nine 3.5″ drives, along with four external 5.25″ bays and room for six 2.5″ drives. That's a lot of storage in a mid tower – can it keep everything cool? Benchmark Reviews is ready to find out!"

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Enermax is well-known for their PSU products, and they have, over all these years, maintained a successful presence in this market segment, although the competition is fierce. We will now take a look at their new Revolution X't PSU with 630 W capacity. It is 80 Plus Gold compliant and features a semi-modular cabling design."

    techPowerUp

  • "Earlier this year we looked at a couple of mechanical keyboards from Corsair, the K95 and the K70 and both performed well in our testing... adding another range of quality products to Corsairs ever expanding catalogue. Today on our test bench we will be taking a look at another gaming keyboard from Corsair, the Raptor K30."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "The first generation of Microsoft's homegrown Surface RT tablet delivered mixed results. The hardware was solid and well built, but the OS and software ecosystem left a little something to be desired. Many thought pricing was a bit on the high side as well. Finally, competition at the time was also quite fierce, to say the least and still is today, of course. Undaunted and still hungry for a chunk of the tablet market, Microsoft recently revealed its second generation of Surface tablets, the Surface 2 Pro, which runs the full version of Windows 8.1, and the Surface 2 (that we're reviewing here today), which runs Windows RT 8.1."

    Hot Hardware

  • Ocaholic

    "Today there are almost countless manufacturers of aircoolers out there but there are still companies, which think that there are some niches, that have not yet been addressed. With their AIDOS, Raijintek has quite a bulky tower cooler in its portfolio which should convince with an excellent price/performance ratio."

    Ocaholic

  • "Today we look at the latest Seasonic S12G 750W power supply, a new 80 Plus Gold design using top grade Japanese components. This is the highest output model in the new Seasonic range, alongside a 450W, 550W and 650W unit. Seasonic are gunning for the mass market enthusiast audience, aiming at an estimated price around €100. The new S12G range isn't modular, however Seasonic have achieved an 80 Plus Gold rating, and offer a substantial 5 year warranty with each unit. Is it worth the money?"

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "The holiday season is right around the corner and with so many recent game releases, people are going to be looking into new computer builds and also upgrading their gaming gear. The other issue is that there is many companies out there that are not producing great quality products that can perform and hold up to being used by gamers. Thankfully there are many true gamer related companies out there that are looking out for the best intrested in there gamers from quality headsets to keyboards and mouses. One of those companies is Thermaltake which for years has produced gamer cases and other accessories. Over the past few years they have put some time and R&D into their products and from the past few months of testing with some of their TT eSports line of gear we have been pleased with their performance and are interested in seeing if we can keep getting the same performance out of the Theron Infrared Gaming Mouse. So keep reading on if you are interested in learning about the TT eSports Theron Infrared gaming mouse."

    Think Computers

  • "With that in mind, we come to the Kone Pure Optical. It's a subtly different beast to the Kone Pure, which integrates the 8200dpi Pro-Aim Laser Sensor R3 for scanning the mousing surface. In order to satisfy those with slightly different preferences the Pure Optical utilises a 4000dpi Pro-Optical Sensor R3; in most other aspects the Pure Optical is identical, only changing up the aesthetics slightly and removing a tracking control unit no longer relevant without a laser sensor."

    Vortez

  • "These days it is pretty easy to find a computer chassis however, finding a good chassis that meets your needs can be quite a challenge. We feel that the Enermax iVektor brings with it a good balance of realistic features that will meet the needs of almost any system builder."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "CM Storm is Cooler Masters' hardware related gaming brand. Covering gaming gear from cases, input devices in the shape of gaming keyboards and mice, headsets, mouse pads and last but not least three different laptop coolers. The today' reviewed SF-17 is the mid range notebook cooler variant. The little SF-15 brother, supports laptops up to 15.6 inch, while this SF-17 model has no issues to provide support for up to 19 inch sized laptops. The flagship SF-19 version is compatible with laptops from 19 inch and beyond. Time to unravel the refined design features of this mid range SF-17 model."

    Madshrimps

  • "Today AMD is launching yet another graphics card, the AMD Radeon R9 270, which theoretically could be called the successor to the HD 7850 or the HD 7870. Spec-wise, the R9 270 looks very, very good. Whereas the HD 7850 was a logical step down from the HD 7870, the R9 270 on the other hand doesn't seem like much of a step down from the..."

    Custom PC Review

  • "There haven't been too many cases that I would consider as an option for my own rig that weren't made by Lian Li, Fractal, SilverStone, or Zalman. However, Antec thinks they can get on my radar by wooing my alter ego, the one that plays Call of Duty 'till 4 in the morning jacked up on Mountain Dew, Sour Patch Kids, and stale Cool Ranch Doritos. The GX700 is a military inspired chassis with some nifty features, but does it have enough to find a home in my home?"

    Computing on Demand

  • "Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has been keeping us extremely busy launching new graphics cards and this week is no different. AMD announced the Radeon R9 270 graphics card this morning at the $179.99 price point. This is the sixth video card that AMD has added to the Radeon R7 and R9 series of video cards since October! This 'new' card is interesting as it reduces the entry price into the high-end R9 series down to the $179 price point and uses the same exact Pitcarin GPU found on the AMD Radeon R9 270X!"

    Legit Reviews

  • AMD

    At the APU13 Developer Conference yesterday (11/13/2013), AMD announced its 2014 mobile Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) product roadmap, indicating that the next-gen of APUs will be 'raising the performance bar across fanless tablets, 2-in-1s and ultrathin notebooks, the APUs codenamed “Mullins” and “Beema” are projected to deliver more than 2x the performance-per-watt of the previous generation.' Both new processor families offer two or four “Puma” CPU cores and AMD Radeon™ graphics on a 28nm system-on-chip (SoC). The new processors are planned to launch in the first half of next year and will be demonstrated at CES 2014 as part of a full suite of AMD products. See More

  • AMD 2014 Mobile APUs to Deliver Leaps in Performance and Battery Life in Tablets, 2-in-1s and Notebooks

    New designs target highest performance and best graphics for fanless designs

    SAN JOSE, Calif.  —11/13/2013 --  AMD (NYSE: AMD), building on its leadership in graphics and gaming, announced its 2014 mobile Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) product roadmap at the APU13 Developer Conference today. Raising the performance bar across fanless tablets, 2-in-1s and ultrathin notebooks, the APUs codenamed “Mullins” and “Beema” are projected to deliver more than 2x the performance-per-watt of the previous generation1 ,2.

  • Intel Store

    Following in the path of the familiar foot stoops of the Apple and Windows stores, Intel ill reach out directly to customers by opening up its own retail stores. Laptop Magazine editors attended a press event last evening as “Intel Business Line Manager of Mobile and Communications John Wallace announced that the company will begin rolling out a line of Intel Experience pop-up stores later this month, with the first location set to launch in New York’s NoLita (North of Little Italy) on November 23rd. “

  • ADATA

    ADATA Technology announces its presence at the 6th annual Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS 2013) as a gold sponsor and will be presenting their latest SATA and PCIe solid state drives. Responding to the latest industry and market needs, ADATA will display two potent solid state drive (SSD) offerings: the SX1000L server SSD and the company’s groundbreaking PCIe based SSD solution. For more information, visit the ADATA booth# 13 at AIS 2013. See More

  • ADATA to Participate in Accelerating Innovation Summit 2013

    Company will present latest SATA and PCIe solid state drives

    Taipei, Taiwan – November 14th 2013 - ADATA™ Technology has announced its presence at the 6th annual Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS 2013) as a gold sponsor. Responding to the latest industry and market needs, ADATA will display two potent solid state drive (SSD) offerings: the SX1000L server SSD and the company’s groundbreaking PCIe based SSD solution. These storage systems are designed for both server applications, and for system integrators to effectively manage the rising data challenges faced by today’s organizations and systems planners.

  • Soundcast

    Soundcast Systems is proud to announce that they have been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its new Melody by Soundcast Portable Bluetooth Speaker System. The Soundcast Melody will be displayed in The Venetian Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Pavilion at the 2014 International CES, which runs January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. See More

  • Intel

    For the last several holiday seasons, tech products have been at the very top on most folks wish lists. “According to the 20th Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns Study (October 2013), tablets and laptops are the top two most wanted consumer electronics gifts by adults and they round out the top four holiday gifts for teens.” A newly released IDC InfoBrief sponsored by  Intel is the nation's reliance on the PC with 97 percent of U.S. households naming the PC as their primary computing device, along with the IDC InfoBrief on "Digital Dependence City Rankings." See More

  • Tech Tops Holiday Wish Lists, New InfoBrief Ranks 2013 Most Digitally Dependent Cities

    NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

    • Tablets and laptops top holiday wish lists this year, according to CEA 20th Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns Study.
    • Jacksonville, Fla., is the most "digitally dependent" U.S. city.
    • The average American wastes nearly 3 days per year waiting for older compute devices to perform; Chicago is the most "digitally frustrated" U.S. city.
    • 1 in 2 Americans wish they had a new PC; Indianapolis tops the list as having the "most eager to buy" residents.

     

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013 – Jacksonville, Fla., took the top spot as the "most digitally dependent"1 U.S. city, according to a newly released IDC InfoBrief sponsored by Intel Corporation: "Exploring our Digital Dependence City Rankings." 2 The InfoBrief showcases Americans' reliance on technology on a city-by-city basis. It follows a larger IDC InfoBriefsponsored by Intel and released this past August, revealing the nation's reliance on the PC with 97 percent of U.S. households naming the PC as their primary computing device.

  • Soundcast® Named as CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

     Soundcast Named as CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

    New York, New York, November 13, 2013Soundcast Systems today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its new Melody by Soundcast Portable Bluetooth Speaker System in the Portable Media Players and Accessories product category.

  • AMD Announces Closing of $500 Million Secured Revolving Line of Credit

    SUNNYVALE, Calif.  —11/12/2013 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that the company and its subsidiary, AMD International Sales & Service, Ltd. (collectively, the “Borrowers”), have entered into a loan and security agreement for a principal amount up to $500 million (the “Secured Revolving Line of Credit”) with a group of lenders and Bank of America, N.A. acting as agent for the lenders.  The proceeds of the Secured Revolving Line of Credit may be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital needs.  Availability under the Secured Revolving Line of Credit is limited to a borrowing base of 85% of eligible accounts receivable, less certain reserves. The obligations under the Secured Revolving Line of Credit are secured by the Borrowers’ accounts receivable and inventory.  The five-year Secured Revolving Line of Credit will mature on November 12, 2018. No drawings were made under the Secured Revolving Line of Credit on the closing date of the loan agreement.

  • LanOC Reviews

    "The home network is one of the most consistently neglected things in modern computing, usually relegated to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" category even by most enthusiasts. However, it is also a market with constantly evolving technologies just like everything else and in the current landscape of always online games and every phone and gadget starving for wireless data why wouldn't you want a network you can rely on? Earlier we reviewed My Net AC1300 from Western Digital and today we are back to put the ASUS RT-AC56U through the same paces. Is wireless AC technology all it's cracked up to be? We will soon find out."

    LanOC Reviews

  • "The NZXT H230 is going head on with other players in the sought-after 70 US dollar market. The slogan "All you love about the H" makes us eager enough to figure out if it holds true. But can the NZXT H230 also take on the competition at this price point?"

    techPowerUp

  • "The My Cloud EX4 is Western Digital's answer to the increased demand for larger personal storage devices. When folks look for places to consolidate all of their bulk files, media, system backups, etc, they tend to extend past what is possible with a single hard drive. Here is Western Digital's projection on where personal storage is headed."

    PC Perspective

  • BCCHardware

    "We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are having some fun and getting a bit creative - all while learning how to play piano. Pianist HD is the Pick of the Week and this app will have you tapping out your tunes as you learn to play piano. It's not guaranteed to make you into a Mozart, but it might get you started. Check it out!"

    BCCHardware

  • Ocaholic

    "With their Vector series solid state disks OCZ has some very solid and well performing drives in their line-up. Today the US maker of SSDs launches the successor, which goes by the name Vector 150. Ahead of the actualy launch we received a Vector 150 with 240 Gigabyte for testing and we're quite curious what it is that the Americans were actually able to improve, on the already good, Vector drive."

    Ocaholic

  • "The seemingly never-ending onslaught of new graphics cards as of late continues today with the official release of the AMD Radeon R9 270. Like the Radeon R9 270X that came before it, the Radeon R9 270 isn't a totally new product. This mainstream graphics card actually leverages the same GPU that powered last-year's Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition. AMD, however, has tweaked the clocks and through software and board level revisions updated the card to allow for more flexible use of its display outputs..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Today, AMD pulls back the curtain on the Radeon R9 270, a new graphics card that extends the R9 family down to $179. This is the most affordable member of the R9 series, and it's also the least power-hungry."

    The Tech Report

  • "This week AMD launch their new R9 270 graphics card – set to replace the HD7850 at the lower end of the enthusiast gaming market. Thankfully today we haven't been forced to review a reference AMD solution and instead we can focus on some higher grade partner cards. Our second launch review today focuses on the new ASUS R9 270 Direct CU II featuring high out of the box overclocks and a custom two fan cooler."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "Roughly 7 years ago if you wanted to surf the web or playback your media collection onto your large TV screen you had two easy choices, either build a small HTPC system which you could also use as a download server or opt for one of the newly introduced hardware media players. Things however became even more complicated if you wanted to build a surveillance system to safeguard your property since you could either use the same HTPC (or any computer for that matter) and pair it with IP Cameras or choose a standalone DVR device. Needless to say that if you wanted to be able to do all of the above the more appropriate solution would be an HTPC since not only would it save space but it would also reduce the overall cost significantly. There were two problems with that solution however, first that you'd need to spend more to purchase software licenses (especially for multiple IP Camera setups) and that even a small HTPC would use quite a bit of electricity when running 24/7. NAS Servers changed all that when they entered the market for good in 2009 thanks to their multiple functions, small size, limited power consumption and reduced cost (always compared to a full HTPC system). Well it did take 4 years for people to actually get to know and trust NAS servers but today they've advanced so much both in terms of performance and features that in some cases they can even replace entire server systems. Today's review is about one of the latest NAS servers to hit the market and more specifically the AS-304T by ASUSTOR which is aimed at Home and Power Users alike."

    NikkTech

  • "Western Digital's My Cloud network-attached storage devices are great for storing your data, but they are single-bay devices that can't offer capacity benefits or mind assuring redundancy of having a RAID array for your data. Millions of people around the world have relied on single-bay or single-drive devices to backup their data. WD has noticed that there has been a major shift to multi-bay network attached storage (NAS) devices this year and market research shows that trend will continue in the years to come. WD realized that they did not offer any multi-bay NAS devices for the consumer market, so they decided to come up with one. WD's announcement of the My Cloud EX4 today is the answer to this market shift and hopefully the continued growth of the WD brand. Read on to see how the My Cloud EX4 performs!"

    Legit Reviews

  • AMD

    AMD announces the AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card, as the newest addition to the award-winning AMD Radeon R9 Series GPUs. Based on AMD’s award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, the AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card is further enhanced by Mantle, an industry-acclaimed technology developed by AMD to enable today’s top game developers to harness the GCN-powered cores of both PCs and consoles. The R9 290X graphics cards, all designed for enthusiast gamers who expect next-generation hardware that can shatter the boundaries of realism and performance. See More

  • AMD Radeon R9 270 Graphics Card Packs a 1080p Gaming Punch

    Powered by Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and bolstered by industry-acclaimed Mantle API, the AMD Radeon R9 270 GPU is built for HD gaming with high quality settings

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. —11/13/2013 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched the AMD Radeon™ R9 270 graphics card, the newest addition to the award-winning AMD Radeon™ R9 Series GPUs, an impressive family of GPUs that mark a new era of PC gaming. The AMD Radeon™ R9 270 GPU joins the AMD Radeon™ R9 270X, R9 280X, R9 290 and R9 290X graphics cards, all designed for enthusiast gamers who expect next-generation hardware that can shatter the boundaries of realism and performance.

  • Power Color

    Power Color unleashes the power for enthusiasts with the Power Color R9 270 OC ! The R9 270 OC has been factory overclocked 30MHz faster than its reference design, even up to 955MHz with boost, together with 1400MHz of memory clock, guarantee gamers to have the best gaming experience. Using high performance 256-bit of 2GB GDDR5 memory, and 1280 stream processors, the R9 270 OC promise an immersive experience with no-compromise performance and flawless image quality. See More

  • POWERCOLOR RELEASES ANOTHER MODEL FOR PC ENTHUSASTICS, THE R9 270 OC

    PowerColor R9 270 OC

    PowerColor R9 270 OC delivers the best overclocking performance than others

    Taipei, Taiwan –Nov. 13, 2013 – TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today introduces a new flavor into R9 series, the PowerColor R9 270 OC. Built with AMD’s latest GPU, Curacao, the R9 270 OC is based on 28nm processor and offering PC enthusiastic with cutting-edge technology, including Microsoft DirectX® 11.2, AMD CrossFireTM technology, and ultra resolution gaming, ensuring unrivaled performance.

  • MSI

    MSI earns the prestigious distinction of International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its GS70 gaming laptop and “Flicker-Free” AG2712A AIO Gaming PC. Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI Pan America Region, states in the upcoming press, ““The GS70 and AG2712A represent the future of gaming units, blending traditional processing muscle with the style demanded by the modern audience.” Game On! See More

  • Samsung

    Samsung Electronics proudly announces that they won 24 prestigious International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 Innovations Awards. Among the 24 CES awards for 2014, Samsung was recognized with a Best of Innovations award and three Eco-Design honors. All of Samsung's award-winning products will be on display during the 2014 International CES, which runs January 7-10, 2014, in Samsung booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. See More

  • SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS HONORED WITH 24 CES 2014 INNOVATIONS AWARDS, BRINGING ITS 10-YEAR TOTAL TO 258

    Industry Specialty Awards – one Best of Innovations and three Eco-Design – and its history of accolades reflect Samsung’s commitment to advancing technology and promoting sustainability

    RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., November 12, 2013 (5 p.m. ET) – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, semiconductors and telecommunications, today announced that it won 24 prestigious International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 Innovations Awards. CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow held by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) every year, has honored Samsung with 258 awards in the past 10 years.

  • MSI GS70 Gaming Laptop and AG2712A All-In-One Gaming PC Named as 2014 CES Innovations Honoree

    MSI International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree

    World’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch gaming laptop and first Flicker-Free gaming All-In-One PC recognized for the “Gaming Hardware & Accessories” category  

    City of Industry, Calif. – November 12, 2013 – MSI Computer Corp, leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, received the prestigious distinction of International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its GS70 gaming laptop and “Flicker-Free” AG2712A AIO Gaming PC.  Recognized under the Gaming Hardware & Accessories category, the honorees were evaluated and selected by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media based on outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics.

  • EVGA Tegra NOTE 7

    For some reason, it's almost like hearing the shout heard earlier this year at CES 2013 “Shut-up and take my money!” as EVGA announces the Tegra NOTE 7 tablet as the perfect traveling companion - combining a lightning-fast mobile processor with a brilliant 7-inch HD display in a sleek, comfortable design. The EVGA Tegra NOTE 7 tablet is available for pre-order at NewEgg at $199.99. See More

  • ZOTAC

    It seems that users of all type of tech products expect to get a bit more out of the devices they purchase these days. It just makes sense for manufactures to provide a bit more support for their customers. It is simply good business. Zotac announces enhancements to the Extended Warranty Program in Europe to better benefit end users. The Extended Warranty Program enhancements now include ZBOX mini-PCs and an increased registration deadline of 28-days instead of the former 14-days for all ZOTAC graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs in select regions. See More

  • Velodyne

    Audio Pioneer, Velodyne Acoustics, announces vBold, a fold-able wireless headset aimed for the most discriminating audio consumers, that are compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or any Bluetooth-compatible device and are designed to fold up for compact storage in the included carrying pouch. Designed by Marta Hall, international artist and Velodyne president, vBold headphones are available in matte black and satin silver and carry an MSRP of $349. So if pristine audio is your forte, just grab the vBold and carrying pouch and you’re good to go! See More

  • Introducing the EVGA Tegra NOTE 7!

    Introducing the EVGA Tegra NOTE 7!

    November 12th, 2013 - The EVGA Tegra NOTE 7 tablet is the perfect traveling companion - combining a lightning-fast mobile processor with a brilliant 7-inch HD display in a sleek, comfortable design. Play the latest games at full speed. Capture stunning photos. Watch HD video for up to ten hours. And listen to your favorite music with booming, room-filling NVIDIA PureAudio. It's mobile freedom at the speed of life.

  • ZOATC Press Release

    ZOTAC Enhances Extended Warranty Program

    ZOTAC Extended Warranty Program now includes ZBOX mini-PCs in select
    regions

    HONG KONG – Nov. 11, 2013 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards, mini-PCs and accessories, today announces enhancements to the Extended Warranty Program in Europe to better benefit end users. The Extended Warranty Program enhancements now include ZBOX mini-PCs and an increased registration deadline of 28-days instead of the former 14-days for all ZOTAC graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs in select regions.

  • Style, Portability Make Velodyne vBold® Bluetooth® Headphones a Sound Holiday Gift Choice for Consumers On the Go

    Velodyne vBold headphones in silver
    Foldable Wireless Headphones from Audio Pioneer Feature On-Ear Controls, High-Quality Microphone, Rechargeable Battery

    Morgan Hill, Calif.  November 12, 2013 --Just in time for holiday gift-giving, audio pioneer Velodyne Acoustics (http://www.velodyne.com) has introduced a “bold” new way for discriminating audio consumers on the go to live life un-tethered with its stylish vBold® branded over-ear Bluetooth® headphones.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "When you first think about Gigabyte's line of quality products, more than likely a gaming mouse doesn't come to mind. However, they have a created a budget mouse targeted at the hardcore gaming crowd that is worthy of praise. The Gigabyte Force M7 Thor Laser Gaming Mouse comes in at an impressive price point (~$30) and packs quite a few high end features. The real question is how does it fare against the stiff competition in the gaming peripheral realm? In this article Benchmark Reviews goes in depth to find out what makes the Force M7 Thor a great budget gaming buying decision!"

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Just days after NVIDIA's launch, EVGA has strapped their ACX cooler onto the GTX 780 Ti. The new card is also overclocked out of the box, which results in a large performance increase over the stock GTX 780 Ti. Now EVGA's latest card even matches performance of the dual-GPU GTX 690."

    techPowerUp

  • "Clearly, NVIDIA's Tegra line has not been as successful as the company had hoped and expected. The move for the discrete GPU giant into the highly competitive world of the tablet and phone SoCs has been slower than expected, and littered with roadblocks that were either unexpected or that NVIDIA thought would be much easier to overcome."

    PC Perspective

  • The SSD Review

    "When we started receiving 12Gbps SAS products in the summer of 2013, we were met with typical products such as the Adaptec ASR-8885 RAID Adapter, the LSI SAS 9300-8e HBA and the HGST SSD800MM SSD. Each of these products delivered excellent performance that far outpaced the 6Gbps versions that they were built on. But, in order to have a full working ecosystem, you need more than just a RAID card and a stack of SSDs. You need cables, backplanes and enclosures. Considering how many 6Gbps SATA/SAS products that are on the market, those things should be easy to find, right? Not so fast."

    The SSD Review

  • Ocaholic

    "With the Dark Power Pro 10 850W BeQuiet offers a high end 850W PSU that achieved the 80 Plus Platinum certification. Its insides come from Seasonic (OEM), which certainly can be considered as a plus while the suggested retail price is set at 220 CHF, roughly 183 Euro."

    Ocaholic

  • "Today we have a new gaming laptop from MSI on our test bench and as well as being packed with the latest i7 CPU and 780M GPU it also continues their trend of offering one key feature. In this case it is a 3k resolution screen (2880x1620) which should be ideal for content creation and consumption..."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "We look at the Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB kit at 1866 MHz. Is it worth upgrading to 1866 with Haswell? What about IGP performance? Let's find out!"

    HCW

  • "USB flash drives are a useful device to have at home or work, we use them all the time in the Kitguru labs for moving large amounts of data between systems. Today we review something rather special however – the latest high capacity USB 3.0 drive from Corsair which claims to have a read speed around 260 MB/s."

    Kitguru

  • "Our latest episode of WeeklyTechUpdate podcast is online. In this episode we are discussing Blockbuster throws in the towel, Blackberry looks to rebuild – yet again, and Woz wants to be partners with Google. We have those stories and more and the links below!"

    BCCHardware

  • "In this episode we talk about the official launch of Ninjalane v4.0 aka Hardware Asylum and the results of the MSI MOA Grand Final 2013."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "Are you a gamer on a budget? Do you own a 22'' monitor for playing the latest games or even a 24'' and would not mind sacrificing some detail levels? Then the HIS R7 260X might be for you since it comes with a custom PCB and cooling system which allows raising the GPU/memory frequencies even further in order to gain some extra FPS."

    Madshrimps

  • Western Digital

    Western Digital expands its recently introduced My Cloud family of personal cloud solutions with the My Cloud EX4, a high-performance four-bay network attached storage (NAS) solution, with storage capacity of up to 16TB and delivers the advanced features, customization capability, that professionals and anyone looking for a reliable way to save, share, back up, stream and manage massive amounts of digital data are looking for. See More

  • WD® Expands My Cloud™ Family With High-performance Four-Bay Personal Cloud Storage System

    WD® Expands My Cloud™ Family With High-performance Four-Bay Personal Cloud Storage System

    New My Cloud™ EX4 Delivers Ultimate Reliability and Advanced NAS Features with Up to 16 TB[1] of Capacity

    IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013  -- WD®, a Western Digital (WDC) company and a world leader in storage solutions for the connected life, today expanded its recently introduced My Cloud™ family of personal cloud solutions with My Cloud™ EX4, a high-performance four-bay network attached storage (NAS) solution for creative professionals, prosumers, workgroups and anyone looking for a reliable way to save, share, back up, stream and manage massive amounts of digital data.

  • Koolance

    Koolance announces the immediate availability of the VID-AR290X, a full coverage block for water cooling the AMD Radeon R9 290 and 290X cards in single and multi video card configurations.The VID-AR290X utilizes a high-performance microfin (0.5mm) design made of solid copper with anti-corrosive nickel plating.

  • AMD Enables Server APU Software to Reimagine the Server

    Showcases new generation of development tools that will help servers adapt to modern data center workloads at APU13 Developer Summit


    SUNNYVALE, Calif. —11/11/2013 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it is enabling its accelerated processing units (APU) for next-generation servers through important advancements in software tools developed by AMD and in collaboration with technology partners and the open source community. In his keynote address at APU13, AMD Corporate Fellow Phil Rogers highlighted the significant progress AMD has made in both developing software internally and empowering others to develop software to take advantage of the capabilities of AMD APU technology, which combines industry leading AMD Radeon™ graphics processing engines with x86 computational processing on a single chip.

  • AMD

    AMD kicks off it's 2013 Developer Summit (APU13) today, announcing a new unified Software Development Kit (SDK,) an improved CodeXL tool suite with added features and support for the latest AMD hardware, and added heterogeneous acceleration in popular Open Source libraries. AMD also announced today at APU13 details about “Kaveri,” the third generation performance APU from AMD, during a keynote delivered by Dr. Lisa Su, a senior vice president and general manager. See More

  • AMD Announces New Unified SDK, Tools and Accelerated Libraries for Heterogeneous Computing Developers

    APU13 serves as launch platform for new developer tools and sheds light on upcoming third generation APU, “Kaveri”

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. —11/11/2013 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) kicked off its 2013 Developer Summit (APU13) today, announcing a new unified Software Development Kit (SDK,) an improved CodeXL tool suite with added features and support for the latest AMD hardware, and added heterogeneous acceleration in popular Open Source libraries. Together, these tools provide a substantial step forward in productivity and ease-of-use for developers wishing to harness the full power of modern heterogeneous platforms spanning form servers to PCs to handheld devices.

  • Intel

    In recognition of hiring practices and policies for members of the U.S. Guard and Reserve and in addition to efforts supporting active duty for service members and their families, the Intel Corporation received two awards from an office of the Department of Defense. Both awards were presented Friday by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

  • SteelSeries professional gaming gear

    SteelSeries announces a new wireless Dolby7.1 surround headset, that is packed with the features that combine comfort with today’s latest technology and convenience that meets the demands of even the most discerning gamer with lag-free wireless and versatile functionality, while bringing superior audio to a wide range of platforms. Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO, is spot on when it comes to gaming headsets, “SteelSeries headsets deliver three important things to gamers: great sound, incredible comfort and technology that makes it easy and convenient to use.” See More

  • STEELSERIES INTRODUCES THE NEW H WIRELESS HEADSET FOR MULTI-PLATFORM GAMING AND ENTERTAINMENT

    Steel Series H Wireless 7.1 Headset

    New Wireless Dolby® 7.1 Surround Headset Produces Amazing Audio in a Conveniently Controlled, Comfortable Design For Gaming and Entertainment

    CHICAGO – Nov. 11, 2013SteelSeries, the leading global manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories, today introduced the multi-platform H Wireless Headset. Its robust sound, lag-free wireless and versatile functionality bring superior audio to a wide range of platforms, including PC, Mac®, mobile devices, consoles, home entertainment, streaming devices and more. Packed with features that combine comfort with technology and convenience, the new headset meets the demands of even the most discerning gamer in a wireless audio solution for the living room.

  • EKWB

    Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, EKWB proudly announces EK-FB GA G1.Sniper 5 water block is a complete liquid cooling solution for GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 motherboard. The water blocks directly cools Intel Z87 southbridge, as well as power regulation (VRM / MOSFETs) module. See More

  • EK introduces GIGABYTE® G1.Sniper 5 water block

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the EK-FB GA G1.Sniper 5, a Z87 Express based premium 4th generation Intel® Core® LGA-1150 socket motherboard.

  • "Thermaltake decided to have their own digital power supply Series with the Toughpower DPS. Today, we will test the 850 W model which, according to Thermaltake, transforms into an intelligent platform via the DPSApp software."

    techPowerUp

  • "The Asus Transformer Book T100 packs an impressive list of features into a diminutive chassis and companion keyboard dock. After working with system, it's clear that Asus is hoping to capture lightning in a bottle, for the second time. It's been six years since Asus launched the first Eee PC and kicked off a miniature revolution in mobile computing. Eee PC models weren't fast, they weren't particularly well-featured, and they didn't have the best displays. Even so, these lightweight boxes were the harbingers of the netbook bonanza that kicked off in earnest with the launch of Intel's Atom processor. The Transformer Book T100 isn't a netbook but it's impossible to look at the system and not see netbook DNA. Don't be fooled, though. This is the evolved form, complete with Bay Trail and Windows 8.1..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "After almost two years away in hibernation, BlizzCon returned to the Anaheim Convention Center with a bang as more than 20,000 fans poured in. With so many fans, gamers, and CosPlayer itching to see what Blizzard had in store for their three main franchises - World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo, many felt that there was little chance that the event could once again live up to it's hype..."

    Legit Reviews

  • Ocaholic

    "With the arrival of the new and more efficient B1 revision of the 28nm GK110 GPU, some Nvidia add-in-card (AIC) partners, like Gigabyte, have decided to come up with a completely new SKU, while some will simply silently replace the old A1 revision. Gigabyte's new GTX 780 GHz Edition will not only feature the new GK110-300-B1 chip, but also bring a couple of other enhancements that should make it one of the best and among the fastest GTX 780 graphics cards on the market."

    Ocaholic

  • "Lucifer is a burly tower-style CPU cooler which takes advantage of six nickel-plated copper heatpipes. GamerStorm have given Lucifer an array of aluminium fins and 140mm PWM cooling fan help to alleviate temperatures but the real question is, can this new offering handle the might of Intel Core i7-3930K with a substantial overclock? Let's find out!"

    Vortez

  • "How does a company make a multiple award-winning, enthusiast-grade motherboard even more 'extreme'? By making it into a black edition version, of course. Asus has updated its critically-acclaimed Rampage IV Extreme X79 motherboard to 'Black Edition' status. Have the upgraded components and IVB-E tweaks resulted in yet another rampaging master class?"

    Kitguru

  • "With few exceptions, it's generally been taken for granted that gaming notebooks are going to be hefty devices. Portability is rarely the focus, with weight and battery life alike usually sacrificed in the interest of sheer power. But the MSI GE40 2OC—the lightest 14-inch gaming notebook currently available—seeks to compromise while retaining the gaming prowess. Trending instead toward the form factor of a large Ultrabook, the GE40 is both stylish and manageable (and perhaps affordable at around $1,300)—but can its muscle withstand the reduction in casing real estate?"

    PC Perspective

  • NikkTech

    "As far back as i can recall I've always considered the power supply as one of the most important hardware components of a system. True i never thought about it to be just as important as the mainboard or the graphics card but i always knew that in order for these two to work flawlessly a good PSU providing stable power is a must. Of course back when i started testing power supply units they didn't have the many 80 Plus certifications that we have now nor did they have the features they do now but the entire concept was the same. Nowadays however things are quite easier so in a way the various 80 Plus certifications also provide a quick way for people to know what a specific power supply is capable off without digging deeper (for example we have yet to test an 80 Plus Gold or Platinum PSU that didn't have excellent performance). On one hand however not everyone can afford to purchase a high output Gold/Platinum 80 Plus Certified PSU while on the other there are several bronze and silver certified ones with excellent performance as well. Now as you all know recently we gave away a Power Zone 1000W 80 Plus Bronze Certified PSU by be quiet! and since we always like to know exactly what it is that we are giving away one such PSU ended up in our test bench."

    NikkTech

  • The SSD Review

    "Some of you may remember our announcement and implementation of the first SSD DataBase earlier this year, a database that saw just under 100K in visitors for the short time it was up. This database was the brain child (and a great deal of work) of Rick Mauer and we thank him for that work and envisioning what may now be the most complete SSD database on the internet, and maybe in the world. Introducing The SSD Database 2.0 by The SSD Review."

    The SSD Review

  • BCCHardware

    "The Sennheiser Momentum comes in your choice of seven colors (Blue, Green, Ivory, Pink, Red, Black and Brown). The ear pieces are covered and the part of the headband are covered in comfy Alcantara. This material lasts as long as leather and is easier to clean than suede. Also to note, that it is also used as flame retardant seat covers on Formula One race cars. Your headphones - no matter how hot they sound – won't burst into flames."

    BCCHardware

  • Kingston HyperX

    Gamers and enthusiasts are well versed in the performance reputation and reliability, of the Kingston HyperX line of products. Check out this Special Edition of the HyperX Newsletter, and get all the latest product news, overclocking competitions, your favorite gaming teams updates, and more! While staying up to speed on all the latest HyperX developments. See More

  • HyperX Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 2

    Welcome to Up to Speed, the HyperX® Newsletter, featuring breaking news for HyperX fans and partners, as well as gaming teams and influencers. We hope you enjoy getting up to speed on all the latest HyperX developments. We welcome your feedback. We welcome your feedback; please direct any correspondence to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Celebrating 15 years of 3DMark

    Quite a few can easily remember when DirectX 6 was actually considered to be cutting edge for PC gaming. Yep! That would have been back in 1998, Microsoft released Windows 98, Apple sold the first iMac, and the world was introduced to a new search engine called Google., along with the first MP3 players. However, with 4K gaming and other exciting innovations like Mantle, G-Sync and SteamOS on the way, let alone the impressive advancements in the capabilities of our PCs, it's easy to forget how far we've come in the last 15 years.

  • Sharkoon

    Sharkoon announces the GSone Professional PC Gaming Stereo Headset. The headset provides rich sound due to its high quality workmanship and thanks to the 53 millimeter premium speakers. This lightweight, 325 gram gaming headset was specifically designed to meet the requirements of PC gamers, with a suggested retail price 39.99 euros from authorized retailers. See More

  • Nanoxia Press Release

    Now available: Deep Silence 4
    We are happy to announce that the first of the new Deep Silence cases, the Deep Silence 4, is now available at our distributors. Also now in stores are the Window Editions of the Deep Silence 1 and Deep Silence 2. For customers who already own one of those cases, the window side panels for the Deep Silence 1 are separately available as accessory.

  • Sharkoon GSone Professional PC Gaming Stereo Headset

    53 millimeter speaker | Microphone muting by vertically positioning the microphone | Circumaural ear cup design with extra-large cushions | MSRP 39.99 euros

    Sharkoon expands its range for computer gamers and introduces the GSone Professional PC Gaming Stereo Headset. The headset provides rich sound due to its high quality workmanship and thanks to the 53 millimeter premium speakers.

  • Syba

    Check the November Edition of the Syba Newsletter, featuring some of their latest products, such as the GamesterGear Cruiser 210-I Gaming Headset with Rumble Effect Dual Drivers. That's especially designed to revolutionize your gaming experience with feedback you can feel. Mobile users may can also tune in to Syba's new Mobile Oblanc in ear Headphones with in line mic, to handle music of all intensities, and all volumes on any device. See More

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Just as technology enjoys an ongoing evolution, OCZ Technology improves upon their design with each new solid state drive series. High-performance hardware enthusiasts were recently offered the Vertex 450 to replace the aging Vertex 4, and now mainstream enthusiasts have the Vector 150 to replace the end-of-life Vector SSD. Featuring an Indilinx Barefoot 3 BF3-M00 controller that supports 19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash components by Toshiba with secure AES-256 data encryption and Trim support, Vector 150 is good for 550 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write speeds over a SATA 6-Gb/s connection. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the 240GB OCZ Vector 150 SSD, model VTR150-25SAT3-240G, against the leading competition."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The BitFenix Ronin is the company's new mainstream chassis, offering a solid build quality with good looks and a few interesting features. We gear this warrior up with our weapons of choice to see if it can fight off the competition."

    techPowerUp

  • "The Ryos MK range includes three different entrants at price points and with feature sets satisfying as many end-users as possible. Our review today focuses on the entry-level member - Ryos MK - which emphasises functionality over aesthetics to keep unwarranted costs down, but ROCCAT are keen to offer more to the discerning gamer higher up the market. The ROCCAT Ryos MK Glow will add LED illumination to the mix for a more rounded product at a commensurately higher price, whilst the Ryos MK Pro is the no-holds barred offering for the most demanding users. Each of these products also offer a choice of Cherry MX key switches, whilst for now the vanilla MK concentrates on performance with one type."

    Vortez

  • LanOC Reviews

    "Now that you know a little more about all of the parts that are going into Lunchbox 3, today we are going to go over how well the installation went and then put it all to the test in a few benchmarks. This is where we can finally see how the part choices work out and talk about any regrets I might have with them. Of course I'm most excited to see how it all performs. Then this coming weekend I can finally put it to good use at a LAN."

    LanOC Reviews

  • "One of the hallmark features of Google's Nexus 5 flagship smartphone by LG isn't its bodaciously big and beautiful 5-inch HD display, its 8MP camera, or its "OK Google" voice command / personal assistant feature. Frankly, that's all been done before. What does stand out about the Nexus 5 is Google's new Android 4.4 Kit Kat operating system and LG's smartphone SoC (System on Chip) processor of choice, namely Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 quad-core. Qualcomm is known for licensing ARM core technology and making it their own within their Krait architecture, and Qualcomm's latest Krait 400 with Adreno 330 GPU that comprises the Snapdragon 800, is a powerful beast. We've had the Nexus 5 in house for a few days now and are preparing a full review. However, we thought it would be a good Friday tease to give you some benchmark numbers up front, while we're working on the full monty..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "When we purchase a new phone the next thing we need to get is a case to protect it, especially if it is an iPhone. I bet you can name a few friends who have cracked iPhones, it just happens if you don't have a case. Today we are taking a look at two different cases for your brand new iPhone 5/5s. The cases are from iLuv and are the Aurora Illusion and the FlightFit Gaudi. Both of these cases will provide protection for your iPhone, look great and even an added bonus they glow in the dark! Let's take a look!"

    Think Computers

  • "Today we are going to take a look at the Tt eSPORTS Level 10M headset from Thermaltake which is the latest product in their Level 10 portfolio. This range has been developed with iconic design and optimum functionality in mind, aiming to push the Tt eSPORTS brand into the premium end of the market."

    Kitguru

  • "The Z87H3-A3X motherboard from ECS takes part of their entry-level DRONE series and is equipped with 6 power phases, Intel I217-V Gigabit LAN controller, ALC1150 with support of the Creative Sound Blaster Cinema software and 2-way Crossfire and SLI support. This all comes at an affordable price for more budget-oriented gamers."

    Madshrimps

  • BCCHardware

    "Clearly a device this size isn't for everyone but if you're considering a 7-inch tablet in the near future and maybe you're due for a new phone, take a good long look at the Galaxy Note 3 as it can easily kill two birds with one proverbial stone. I do caution you that if you're switching from a ~4-inch device, that you make sure to try out a Note 3 in the store before you buy one. The size may be a turn-off for some, but most people I've talked to love the large format and the extra screen real estate that it offers."

    BCCHardware

  • "It was this time last year that we wrote about our affinity for the then brand new Vector series drive from OCZ which flaunted their homegrown Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 controller. We had high praise not only for the performance but also for OCZ's persistence with their Indilinx acquisition made a year or so prior, finally reaping the rewards with a finished product they could be proud of. The drive was a hit with the reviewer and consumer communities alike and the Vector effectively stole the OCZ performance crown from the once prominent Vertex line. To that end, they've unveiled the latest incarnation of the Vector drive named the Vector 150 which I'm sure they hope brings good fortune. Similar to the original Vector drive, it carries the same Barefoot 3 M00 controller but shrinks the MLC NAND die size down from 25nm to 19nm, following the industry trend. A reduction in NAND architecture generally yields less endurance but in comparison to the original Vector drive, the Vector 150 ups the anticipated endurance from a rating of a five year 20GB/day to 50GB/day which is quite an improvement. Read on to see how it performs..."

    Legit Reviews

  • The SSD Review

    "When it comes to solid-state drives, OCZ needs no introduction. The manufacturer has been around long before SSDs first entered the consumer market, and helped push them towards the performance and affordability standards of today. Out of the original bunch of companies, OCZ is one of the very few remaining that still holds a sizeable share in the SSD market."

    The SSD Review

  • "The GeForce GTX 780 Ti has a clear mission: to best the best single-GPU graphics card in the world. To succeed, it'll have to unseat AMD's Radeon R9 290X."

    The Tech Report

  • Syba November 2013 Product NewsLetter

  • Intel

    Intel announces that they have created a new organization to accelerate and broaden its reach into market segments and applications commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Krystal Temple posting earlier this week, that the new IoT Solutions Group will include the Intelligent Systems Group and Wind River organizations, bringing together the intelligent systems hardware, software, services and platform elements together into one organization.

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE announces the launch of its latest gaming motherboard the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 at Blizzcon 2013, one of the biggest US gaming events of the year. The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 combines the signature AMP-UP Audio feature set with Killer E2200 networking, gold hardware, ruthless performance and looks that could kill. Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit commented. “The new G1.Sniper Z87 has PC gaming built-in to its DNA, an utterly compelling choice for any high performance PC built with fragging in mind.” See More

  • GIGABYTE Launches G1.Sniper Z87 Motherboard at Blizzcon 2013

    As the Official Motherboard Sponsor of Blizzcon 2013, GIGABYTE Unveils Latest G1.Killer Gaming Platform

    GIGABYTE Launches G1.Sniper Z87 Motherboard

    City of Anaheim ,CA, November 8th, 2013  – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the launch of its latest gaming motherboard the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 at Blizzcon 2013, one of the biggest US gaming events of the year. The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 combines our signature AMP-UP Audio feature set with Killer™ E2200 networking, gold hardware, ruthless performance and looks that could kill.

  • EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti

    EVGA announces the GeForce GTX 780 Ti series of enthusiast grade gamers-edge graphic cards to its world class line-up, delivering 25% more cores and exciting new technologies to take extreme gaming to a whole new level. This is pure performance accelerated, giving you the freedom to play every title at ultra settings and max resolutions on today’s highest-definition displays. Paired up with EVGA’s Award Winning ACX Cooling, you get reduced temperatures, silent operation, and best of all, unbelievable overclocking potential! See More

  • Zotac It's Time to Play

    PC gamers are always looking for that extra 'gaming-edge', and the best way to gain that advantage is with a solid performing gaming card. Zotac announces the GeForce GTX 780 Ti. This new  gaming graphics card delivers 25-percent more processor cores and new technologies that elevates the meaning of extreme gaming to another level for pure performance with ultra-settings and max resolutions. See More

  • Corsair

    It's generally a common practice for savvy gamers and enthusiasts, that one should never skimp on the reliability and quality with a PC power supply. Corsiar announced earlier today, a new line of CS Series Modular power supplies, in 450, 550, 650 and 750 watt models. Designed to be exceptionally energy efficient and simple to install, the new CS Series are the most affordable 80 PLUS Gold certified PSUs in Corsair’s line of high-performance PC components. Take it from Aaron Neal, Corsair’s global product manager of PSUs. “They are perfect for users that want reliable, energy efficient power for their PCs at a price that won’t break their budget.” See More

  • Sharkoon

    "Save on space - not on possibilities!" Sharkoon expands its range of low-priced PC cases and introduces four new mini towers with the MA-A1000, MA-I1000, MA-M1000 and MA-W1000 for µATX mainboards. The cases are nearly identical and differ mainly in just the optics. Folks can expect to find the Sharkoon MA-A1000, MA-I1000, MA-M1000 and MA-W1000 cases available for the suggested retail price starting at 29.99 euros from authorized retailers. See More

  • OCZ Technology

    OCZ announces it's new Vector 150 SATA III SSD Series that utilizes the latest cutting-edge 19 nanometer (nm) NAND flash process. “Engineered to provide superior endurance, Vector 150 SSDs are rated to deliver 50GB of host writes per day for a 5-year warranty term, promoting peace of mind that this series will outpace even the most demanding client computing environments over an extended lifetime.” The Vector 150 SSD Series is available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities with ultra-slim 7mm alloy housing to support today's thin form factor notebooks. See More

  • EVGA Introduces the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Lineup

    EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti (Reference)

    November 6th, 2013 - The EVGA GeForce® GTX 780 Ti is the best gaming GPU on the planet, delivering 25% more cores and exciting new technologies to take extreme gaming to a whole new level. This is pure performance accelerated, giving you the freedom to play every title at ultra settings and max resolutions on today’s highest-definition displays.

  • ZOTAC Announces GeForce GTX 780 Ti

    New ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 Ti is the best gaming graphics card on the planet

    HONG  KONG  –  Nov.  7,  2013  –  ZOTAC  International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics  cards, mainboards, mini-PCs and accessories, today announces the best gaming graphics card on the planet with the GeForce GTX 780 Ti. This new gaming graphics card delivers  25-percent more processor cores and new technologies that levates the meaning of extreme gaming to another level for pure performance with ultra-settings and max resolutions.

  • New Micro ATX Case Series from Sharkoon

    Four new mini towers in Alu-Optic | Compact design | USB 3.0 ports in the front | Pre-installed case fan | MSRP starting from 29.99 euros

    Sharkoon expands its range of low-priced PC cases and introduces four new mini towers with the MA-A1000, MA-I1000, MA-M1000 and MA-W1000 for µATX mainboards. The cases are nearly identical and differ mainly in just the optics.

  • Corsair Announces CS Series Modular PC Power Supplies

    -Corsair’s New CS Series Modular PSUs Deliver 80 PLUS Gold Efficiency on a Bronze Budget-

    Corsair Announces CS Series Modular PC Power Supplies

    Fremont, California — November 7, 2013 — Corsair®, the most awarded PC power supply brand in the world1, today announced the new line of CS Series Modular power supplies(PSUs) in 450, 550, 650 and 750 watt models. Designed to be exceptionally energy efficient and simple to install, the new CS Series are the most affordable 80 PLUS® Gold certified PSUs in Corsair’s line of high-performance PC components.

  • NVIDIA

    NVIDIA’s Q3 2014 earnings release and CFO commentary. On a GAAP basis, the company reported $0.20 per diluted share vs. consensus GAAP estimates of $0.19 per diluted share. NVIDIA will host a conference call today at 2 p.m. Pacific Time (PT), to discuss our financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014. To listen to the conference call, dial (212) 231-2922; no password is required. The conference call will also be webcast live (in listen-only mode) at the following websites: www.nvidia.com and www.streetevents.com.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "NVIDIA tends to dominate the field when it comes to graphics processing power, leaving AMD scrambling to remain competitive by reducing prices on their products to add value for an aging technology. Recently the AMD Radeon R9 290X was revealed as the brand's flagship graphics card, virtually occupying future shelf space for around $599 and expected to compete against NVIDIA's less-expensive GeForce GTX 780 that has been available since May (2013). Not one to allow competition into their high-end territory, NVIDIA pushes back with the introduction of GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Capable of producing the fastest and most efficient graphics power ever available, GeForce GTX 780 Ti offers 25% more processing cores than GTX 780 while leaving room to deliver record-level 336 GB/sec GDDR5 memory bandwidth so to leave no doubt who controls the top-end of discreet graphics.!"

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "NVIDIA's new GTX 780 Ti uses a full GK110 GPU with 2880 shaders. This enables impressive performance that's 10% faster than GTX Titan / R9 290X. The card also comes with massive overclocking potential, that let us overclock GPU frequency by almost 30%."

    techPowerUp

  • "It has been a while since OCZ introduced their Vector SSD, and it was in need of a refresh to bring its pricing more in-line with the competition, which had been equipping their products with physically smaller flash dies (therefore reducing cost). Today, OCZ launched a refresh to their Vector - now dubbed the Vector 150."

    PC Perspective

  • "Both 2012 and 2013 have turned out to be great years for NVIDIA. Both from an engineering and a gamer stand point. The Kepler architecture has proven to be the most scalable GPU architecture to date. First, Titan crashed through the Quadro barrier delivering unprecedented CUDA processing for pro desktop users as well as epic frame rates. Next, the GTX 780 answered the call for enthusiasts demanding Titan-like frame rates without the Titan price. It appears NVIDIA has stepped up again with another powerful remix dubbed the GTX 780 Ti. This graphics processor may look like the GTX 780 and Titan, but it's faster than both and sits right between in pricing. Interesting."

    Futurelooks

  • "When we first told you about the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan video card back in February 2013, we noted that it was powered by NVIDIA's GK110 'Kepler' GPU and that one of the Streaming Multiprocessors (SMX unit) was disabled. NVIDIA followed up the launch of the GeForce GTX Titan 6GB with the more affordable GeForce GTX 780 3GB that had two more SMX units disabled at the end of May 2013. Those two cards were all that NVIDIA needed to dominate the high-end desktop graphics card market for nearly a year. Many gamers and enthusiasts forgot that a fully enabled Kepler GK110 GPU even existed. NVIDIA had certainly not forgotten, they just didn't mention it. NVIDIA was keeping this trump card close to their chest and waiting for the right time to unleash the beast. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti has all the SMX units on the GK110 GPU enabled and you have to see how it performs!"

    Legit Reviews

  • "The GTX 780 Ti, according to NVIDIA, is the fastest GPU in the world and is yet designed to do much more than win benchmarks. For instance the gaming enthusiast wants more from their games including higher resolution, better performance and quiet operation."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "OCZ is at the ready with a brand new line of solid state drives in its popular Vector family of products, targeted at performance-conscious PC enthusiasts. The new Vector 150 builds upon the success of the original Vector, which debuted last year at about this time, but offers better sustained performance and longer endurance, despite its use of 19nm NAND flash memory. We've got a couple of Vector 150 drives in-house, in 120GB and 240GB capacities, and have the full scoop laid out for you on the pages ahead..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "There's a new SSD in town. OCZ's Vector 150 combines the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller with 19-nm Toshiba NAND and additional spare area. We take a closer look at how it measures up."

    The Tech Report

  • "There were questions left unanswered with the TITAN, namely the mystery surrounding the missing SMX. The GTX TITAN had 14 out of a possible 15, much the same as the pro grade Tesla K20 the TITAN is based upon. Whether this was due to yield issues or NVIDIA rationing power we cannot say but the GK110 has to date always shipped with one SMX disabled. This has changed with the GTX 780 Ti because it serves up a full complement of SMX making the GTX 780 Ti a 'full fat' GK110."

    Vortez

  • "AMD have been taking all the headlines in the last month, releasing a slew of graphics cards – including the class leading (but noisy) R9 290 and R9 290X. The R9 290X managed to take the performance crown from Nvidia's GTX 780 and GTX Titan in the ultra high end at both 1600p and Ultra HD 4K resolutions. Nvidia have been hard at work behind the scenes however and today they release their new GTX780 Ti. The big question we need to answer... is it enough to push the formidable R9 290X into second place?"

    Kitguru

  • LanOC Reviews

    "When Nvidia launched the GTX 780 it was an extremely impressive card, and frankly it still is. Even so AMD did come out swinging with the new R9 290X and to counter that Nvidia lowered the pricing of the GTX 780 and GTX 770. Now to go along with that they are filling in the price gap they created with the lower prices with a new product, the GTX 780 Ti. Today I have the chance to check out the GTX 780 Ti and see what it is all about. I expected the GTX 780 Ti to just be a higher clocked GTX 780, but I was pleasantly surprised, read on to find out what's different."

    LanOC Reviews

  • "NVIDIAs answer to AMDs recent R9 290X launch is the GTX 780 Ti which pushes the Titan very much into the professional arena and takes its place at the top of the gaming stack. We will be putting it up against the R9 290X and GTX 780 (overclocked) in a selection of games including Battlefield 4 and Batman: Arkham Origins."

    Hardware Heaven

  • TechnologyX

    "So you're ready to take the dive into a full custom liquid-cooling setup – awesome. Where to start now? What radiator should I get? What reservoir? What pump? What tubing and fittings? What fans? Yes, there is a lot to learn in the world of PC water cooling and if it's your first time getting your CPU wet it can be very intimidating. Luckily XSPC has you covered with their new RayStorm D5 Photon AX360 WaterCooling Kit. The kit comes with everything you need to setup a complete liquid system in one box. XSPC was kind enough to send us over the Raystorm/D5/Photon/AX360 kit to review so let's get to it!"

    TechnologyX

  • NikkTech

    "What happens when you have a large number of products to be reviewed around and you suddenly receive a large box containing two of the most anticipated PC game titles of 2013? Now as expected we usually place all products in a line based on the when we received each one so we can be fair to every manufacturer out there. However we do make some exceptions due to certain events and so since we recently received Batman Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4 naturally we wanted to enjoy them as much as possible and the only possible way to do that was to place priority on certain gaming peripherals which is exactly what we did in the end. Of course combining business with pleasure is not the easiest thing but it's better than just business so for the past 7 days we've been focusing in testing gaming peripherals. So since we all know how important it is for game immersion to have good and clear audio today we will be taking a closer look at the latest 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Headset by Logitech the G430."

    NikkTech

  • Digital Storm Customized Systems

    Custom boutique system builder, Digital Storm, known for building high performance gaming machines, is proud to offer NVIDIA’s new flagship graphics card, the GTX 780 Ti. The highly anticipated NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti is now available with all Digital Storm desktop systems, including the award winning Aventum II and Hailstorm II, and is the ideal card for 4K gaming. The high performance gaming systems from Digital Storm are fully customizable, and offer a wide variety of optimal liquid cooling solutions that are fully capable of unlocking the maximum performance potential of bleeding edge components like the GTX 780 Ti. See More

  • Digital Storm Named NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti Launch Partner

    Digital Storm Named NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti Launch Partner

    New graphics card perfect for 4K gaming and immediately available with all Digital Storm desktop systems

    FREMONT, Calif. - (November 07, 2013)Digital Storm, a boutique system builder known for custom-built high performance gaming machines, is excited to offer NVIDIA’s new flagship graphics card, GTX 780 Ti.  The new card is now available with all Digital Storm desktop systems including the award winning Aventum IIand Hailstorm II, and is the ideal card for 4K gaming.

  • OCZ Announces New Vector 150 Solid State Drive Series Delivering Industry-Leading Sustained Performance and Endurance

    Next Generation SATA III-Based SSD Leverages In-House Barefoot 3 Controller in a 19nm NAND Flash Design for Enthusiast and Workstation Applications

    SAN JOSE, CA-- November 07, 2013) - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its new Vector 150 SATA III SSD Series that utilizes the latest cutting-edge 19 nanometer (nm) NAND flash process geometry and an in-house controller design that shatters barriers by delivering OCZ's highest performing SATA III solid state drive series to date. At the forefront of Vector 150 innovation is OCZ's proprietary Barefoot 3 controller which was designed completely in-house by the Company's hardware and firmware teams to enable full design control over the product roadmap while delivering high performance flash-based storage, enhanced endurance, and a host of differentiated features for laptop, desktop and workstation applications.

  • MSI

    Tune into the Special Edition of the MSI November Newsletter to equip yourself with the latest in battle ready gaming gear from MSI! Whether your looking for today's latest MSI GAMING motherboards, that are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology, latest graphic cards, touch screen capable All-in-One PCs for the whole family, and battle hardened mobile gaming laptops. See More

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  • Seagate

    Seagate Technology announced earlfier today that it's Samsung HDD division is shipping the new 2.5-inch Spinpoint M9T, which at 9.5 mm thin is the world’s thinnest 2TB hard drive. Offered in capacities of 1.5TB and 2TB, the Spinpoint M9T mobile drive gives OEMs, channel system integrators and consumers a thin, high-capacity storage solution ideal for external storage, notebook integration and upgrades, desktop, and gaming system applications.See More

  • Innodisk

    Innodisk proudly announces the debut of the FlexiArray SE108 at Supercomputing Conference 2013. This new storage appliance incorporates 8 SSDs to achieve great IOPS in a 1U rack-mount form factor. Join Innodisk at Supercomputing Conference 2013 in Denver, Colorado, USA, from November 18 to 21 to explore FlexiArray SE108, and see a live demonstration. See More

  • CoolerMaster

    CoolerMaster launches the JAS mini, that 's a premium aluminum stand for the Apple iPhone or iPad mini, and also supports any tablet or smartphone up to 8". The compact, foldable and portable CoolerMaster JAS mini elevates your device and positions it at a more comfortable viewing angle so you can focus on what's important to you. JAS mini will make its debut both online at Apple.com and at Apple retail stores. See More

  • JAS mini

    CoolerMaster Jas mini

    Chino, California – November 5th, 2013 - Cooler Master, a designer, manufacturer, and innovator of leading PC components and mobile accessories, today announced JAS mini. JAS mini is premium aluminum stand for your iPhone* or iPad* mini.

  • Innodisk to Debut 1M+ IOPS FlexiRemap™ Technology at Supercomputing Conference 2013

    Innodisk to Debut 1M+ IOPS FlexiRemap™ Technology at Supercomputing Conference 2013

    Live demonstration and forum to show how Innodisk FlexiArray™ with FlexiRemap™ technology relieves infrastructure I/O bottlenecks

    November 6, 2013, Fremont, CA – Innodisk, a designer and manufacturer of SSDs for industrial applications, is pleased to announce the debut of the FlexiArray™ SE108 at Supercomputing Conference 2013. This new storage appliance incorporates 8 SSDs to achieve great IOPS in a 1U rack-mount form factor. Join Innodisk at Supercomputing Conference 2013 in Denver, Colorado, USA, from November 18 to 21 to explore FlexiArray™ SE108, and see a live demonstration.

  • Seagate's Samsung HDD Division Ships World's Thinnest 2TB Storage Solution

    High capacity and thin design hard drive gives customers the ideal solution for external and mobile applications

    November 6,2013 -CUPERTINO, CA — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced that its Samsung® HDD division is shipping the new 2.5-inch Spinpoint™ M9T, which at 9.5 mm thin is the world’s thinnest 2TB hard drive.  Offered in capacities of 1.5TB and 2TB, the Spinpoint M9T mobile drive gives OEMs, channel system integrators and consumers a thin, high-capacity storage solution ideal for external storage, notebook integration and upgrades, desktop, and gaming system applications.

  • "EVGA shook the PSU market with top-performing G2 units and is doing it again with the SuperNOVA P2 1000 W model released recently. Many features in common with the G2s, it uses the same Super Flower platform, but comes with extras, like Platinum efficiency and a selectable semi-passive operation."

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The relatively unknown gaming peripheral company GAMDIAS has set some lofty goals, planning on being a serious contender in the near future among the established companies out there. One of its initial entries into the marketplace, the GAMDIAS ZEUS GMS1100 E-Sport Edition Laser Gaming Mouse, has a unique look to it and has plenty of features. Benchmark Reviews recently had an opportunity to take a closer look at this new gaming mouse and, on paper, it looks like it is ready for prime time, but can it compete with gaming mice from the likes of Razer and Logitech?"

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "With the MAXIMUS VI IMPACT, ASUS proved that a Mini-ITX motherboard can be as powerful as high-end ATX motherboards. This tiny socket LGA1150 motherboard based on the Intel Z87 chipset is part of the ROG (Republic of Gamers) series and brings high-end audio interface, high-end voltage regulator circuit, and a lot of other features. Check it out!"

    Hardware Secrets

  • "It has been a while since I personally have setup a bench, rolled up my sleeves and built a test system with top-shelf components, a fresh OS install and some overclocking mojo. However, Intel's recent release of Ivy Bridge-E gave us a hankering to do just that. We've been testing a lot of tablets, smartphones and Ultrabooks but there's a satisfaction with building a high performance system from the ground up, that you just don't get from pre-built devices... EVGA recently took the wraps off a new high-end X79 motherboard dubbed the X79 Dark and its black PCB with red accents, as it turned out, matched quite nicely with Corsair's Vengeance Pro series memory and H90 water cooler. But we needed stable clean power too, so we enlisted an EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 power supply to offer up the juice. All told, with an OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPs SSD for storage, we ended up with quite a test platform to explore the out limits of clock speed with Intel's Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E six-core processor."

    Hot Hardware

  • LanOC Reviews

    "In my first article about our project build Lunchbox 3, I covered everything that controls how fast the build is. Today I will be following up with all of the parts that support. That includes the power supply, case, and cooling components. These are all critical parts to your PC, but things like the CPU, motherboard, and video card generally get all of the attention. Today we will find out all about why space was such a concern when picking our previous components. Let's dig in and see the rest of what Lunchbox 3 will consist of."

    LanOC Reviews

  • "Dave Chaos reviews the EVO ZxR headset from Sound Blaster, featuring wireless operation, active noice cancelling, Bluetooth and NFC technology."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Ocaholic

    "Today we have a chance to take another look at ASUS' Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum graphics card since we encountered some problems with our sample that was acting odd. It was simply not stable and was giving strangely bad results in temperature and power consumption, so we have decided to stop by one of the local stores and actually buy a retail card to confirm or contradict the results. Thankfully, it turned out that our sample was really defective, as the new card did much better."

    Ocaholic

  • "Having a large focus on network attached storage here at C.O.D., we get a lot of questions regarding NAS. Lately, we have been getting some questions about NAS and Windows 8. The latest, and one of the more interesting ones, was how to interact with your NAS after moving your Windows 8 profile to a Microsoft connected account. Although there isn't really a clear and easy way to get around having two different profiles, one on NAS and one on Windows, there is hope."

    Computing on Demand

  • Think Computers

    "Earlier this year we took a look at RHA's MA450i earphones and they proved to be a great valueand offered good performance. Today we are taking a look at RHA's SA950i's which unlike the MA450i's they are an over-ear type of headphones. They are designed to be extremely light and easy to take with you but still provide professional quality audio. They also feature a detachable audio cable that has in-line volume controls and a microphone for taking calls. Will these be your next headset? Read on as we take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • "With action games remaining as popular as ever, many gamers are looking to one-up their adversaries in online confrontations. Whether its improved player performance or a more immersive audio experience you're after, Turtle Beach's limited edition Call of Duty: Ghosts Spectre headset aims to cater for your needs."

    Kitguru

  • "Although relatively new to the market having been established only in 2012, lesser known brand GAMDIAS already boast a wide selection of unique peripheral designs in the keyboard, mouse and headset arenas. What they lack in depth within a range they make up for with an often quirky aesthetic and an innovative take on solving specific problems in established designs. The Hermes Ultimate is typical of this approach."

    Vortez

  • Spire introduces the Archer I Ergonomic Mouse

    Pretty much anyone that uses a computer extensively, either knows or may have experienced first hand, some type hand or wrist pain from using the everyday mouse!  And sometimes leading to RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Spire announces the Archer I : Ergonomic computer mouse , which is shaped in a way that the position of your arm, elbow and wrist is under less stress then with traditional mice on the market. The Archer I  has a MSRP of USD 19.99 / EURO 16.95 (EX VAT), and includes a 2 -year warranty. See More

  • TDK Launches SHG4A Series of Serial ATA 3 Gbps Compliant Half Slim Type SSDs

    TDK announces the launch of the SHG4A series of half slim type solid state drive (SSD) modules for industrial applications. The new NAND flash memory modules support the serial ATA II standard and enable storage capacities of up to 128 GB also with SLC type NAND flash memory. See More

  • EKWB

    Those looking for an alternatve cooling solution for the recently released AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics cards, EK Water Blocks proudly announces which of the existing EK-FC R9-290X series water blocks are compatible with reference designed AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card officially launched on November 5th 2013. In order to simplify the search for suitable and compatible water block EK has added more than 8 different Radeon R9 290 graphics cards from various manufacturers to EK Cooling Configurator database and compatible graphics cards are being added to the list on daily basis. See More

  • TDK Launches SHG4A Series of Serial ATA 3 Gbps Compliant Half Slim Type SSDs

     TDK Launches SHG4A Series of Serial ATA 3 Gbps Compliant Half Slim Type SSDs

    • Support for high storage capacities up to 128 GB with SLC flash memory realized in compact package (half the size of 1.8-inch HDD)
    • Internal power supply protection circuit provides power interruption resistance at the industry's highest level while saving space

     

    Nov. 5, 2013 --TDK Corporation announced today the launch in November 2013 of the SHG4A series of half slim type solid state drive (SSD) modules for industrial applications. The new NAND flash memory modules support the serial ATA II standard and enable storage capacities of up to 128 GB also with SLC type NAND flash memory. Measuring only approx. 54 x 40 mm, the modules are about one half the size of a 1.8-inch hard disk drive (HDD).


  • Existing EK-FC R9-290X series water blocks compatible with AMD® Radeon R9 290

    Nov 5, 2013 --EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is pleased to announce that the existing EK-FC R9-290X series water blocks are compatible with reference design AMD® Radeon R9 290 graphics card officially launched on November 5th 2013.

  • Spire introduces the Archer I : Ergonomic computer mouse

    Archer I - ergonomic mouse

    Maarheeze, The Netherlands, 05-11-2013. Did you know that one in six workers are suffering from some form of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, mostly related to intensive use of a traditional computer mouse? As part of our new ergonomic computing product line, Spire is rolling out products which will make your long hours of computing more comfortable and better for your well being. The Archer I is shaped in a way that the position of your arm, elbow and wrist is under less stress then with traditional mice on the market. The Archer I supports your hand and allows for you palm to rest on the mouse. Finger button placement and location are designed to the fullest care for detail and prevent your fingers from hovering over the buttons like on a traditional mouse. The Archer I is equipped with a sturdy scroll-wheel that literally lasts for millions and millions of times. Connectivity is made simple through the 1.5m long USB USB2.0/3.0. cable. Quality and efficiency guaranteed, backed by our solid 2 year warranty and service program.

  • "Noctua's low profile NH-L9i heatsink stands 36mm tall so it will fit into the smallest of small form factor chassis. The NH-L9i is designed to cool Intel socket LGA115x (1155/1156/1150) processors only, which is a departure from the one-size-fits-all approach we're used to from heatsink manufacturers. The Noctua NH-L9i heatsink weighs 420 grams and is built around a large, triangular copper base plate, two 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and aluminum fins. Every part of this heatsink has been nickel plated so all the joints are soldered to maintain low thermal joint resistance."

    Frostytech

  • Ocaholic

    "Be quiet!'s Pure Power L8 700W is a decent mid- to high-end PSU that offers 80Plus Bronze certification and is produced by HEC (OEM). With the price of around US $100 it should not break anyones budget and still offer decent performance."

    Ocaholic

  • LanOC Reviews

    "Having recently reviewed a cadre of big block, multi-heat pipe air coolers it is about time to switch things up and today that is exactly what we will do by taking a look at an AIO water-cool solution enthusiasts have been anticipating. Back in July, many were troubled by the news that Swiftech would be ceasing sales on its popular H220 AIO/DIY hybrid cooling kit due to a patent dispute. While some chose to impo