When Titan released in February, it seemed likely that NVIDIA’s GeForce 700 series would be held off on for some time. Well, with today’s launch of the company’s mini-Titan – ahem, GTX 780, we’ve been proven wrong. Compared to the GTX 680, it offers a lot of +50%’s – but is it worth its $649 price tag?
Ahh, the smell of fresh chipset wafts through the air. Isn’t it great? And that means just one thing: more motherboards than we’re able to count. As always, ASUS aims to be at the forefront of choice and innovation with its Z87 line-up, so to help you judge its success for yourself, let’s take a brief look at 11 models from its upcoming lineup.
When entering the world of Defiance for the first time, it’s wise to take everything you know about MMOs and purge it from memory. This is a game that strives to be a bit different, and the fact that the entire game can be completed solo and has no leveling system is a good hint to that. But the important question: is it worth your time?
Since the release of its QuickFire Rapid in late 2011, Cooler Master has done well to capture a good portion of the mechanical keyboard market. Its models are built-well, cater to gamer and traditional user alike, and look good. What’s next? Introducing a keyswitch that no other company in North America can: Cherry MX Green.
Whether you like it or not, companies have proven that they want our heads in the cloud. Adobe’s recent move to shift its entire Creative Suite there and make it subscription-only solidifies that fact. While there are some downsides to this movement that are blatantly obvious, the biggest devil may be hiding quietly in the details.
Enermax is introducing five new fan models that feature a new patented fan speed control technology and encompass two different series. Under the Twister Advance Series are the Cluster Advance, Everest Advance, and Magma Advance fans; under the New Vegas LED Series will debut the T.B. Vegas Quad and T.B. Vegas fans. Essentially, the new models [...]
With the dust having settled from yesterday’s launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One, I thought I’d follow up on our initial post to talk about a couple of other things that didn’t immediately catch our eye; three in particular. These include some findings regarding persistent connection, how achievements work, and also whether or not selling used games [...]
With its just-announced “UE BOOM”, Ultimate Ears has delivered what it calls the “World’s First Social Music Player”. To call the product a “music player” is a bit inaccurate, however, at least according to common interpretations of the term. Instead, it’s a wireless speaker – one that happens to have a lot of functionality built-in. To push [...]
As expected, Microsoft today announced the third major iteration of its Xbox lineup, which it calls Xbox One. To say that there’s a lot to talk about would be putting it mildly, so let’s waste no time with fluff. First, the tech specs. It’s long been rumored that AMD would be handling the CPU and [...]
Announced in February, NVIDIA’s Tegra 4i sets out to be the company’s ‘fast and frugal’ SoC offering. Compared to its bigger brother, Tegra 4, it lobs off 12 GPU cores to sit at 60, and adds in an integrated i500 LTE modem. Aside from these changes, both chips are essentially the same – we’d just [...]
AMD has been having a rough couple of years. Or, depending on who you ask, it’s been having a rough time ever since it acquired ATI – or even earlier. But in reality, acquiring ATI is one of the best decisions it’s made, as while the company’s CPUs are not as competitive as it’d like, [...]
GELID Solutions, a company long known for it’s aftermarket GPU coolers, fans, and other cooling related bits and pieces, has announced the release of its Rev. 2 GX-7 CPU cooler. Like the original GX-7, this 159mm tall tower-style cooler has 7 nickel plated heatpipes, two of which are stacked on top of the first row of [...]
When YouTube first launched in May of 2005, it seems unlikely that anyone could have understood what would become of it. It gained public interest fast, and a mere year-and-a-half later, it was picked up by Google for $1.65 billion (talk about a great ROI). Fast-forward to today, and YouTube enjoys a staggering billion visitors [...]
With its latest 3DMark iteration, Futuremark released its most ambitious project to date. For the first time ever, 3DMark became cross-platform, giving users the ability to benchmark smartphones, tablets, notebooks and of course, regular desktop PCs, and then be able to compare the scores accurately between them. That’s impressive, to say the least, but as [...]
After the rather lackluster press event Sony held this past February to announce its PlayStation 4 – where the console itself wasn’t even shown – you’d think that the company would throw us a frickin’ bone and give us the details we’re looking for. But no – ahead of Microsoft’s event tomorrow where it will [...]
It sure didn’t take long for this rumor to be confirmed: Yahoo! is purchasing popular microblogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash. This marks the first major acquisition that Yahoo! has made since ex-Googler Marissa Mayer took over as CEO last summer, and it’s one that helps bolster the company’s social networking presence. The [...]
According to CNET, the Las Vegas Sun reported the death of teenager Marcos Vincente Arenas as a consequence of getting run over by a thief who stole his iPad. The Las Vegas Sun story said that the fifteen year-old was walking down the street when an SUV, described as a white Ford Explorer or Expedition, [...]
With all of the hubbub surrounding NVIDIA opening pre-orders for its upcoming SHIELD gaming handheld last week, it seems that I missed the news of an interesting launch from HP: SlateBook x2. As the owner of one of the earlier ASUS Transformer pads (TF201), I’ve often wondered whether or not hybrid tablets had much of [...]
When Valve laid-off 25 employees back in February, CEO Gabe Newell assured fans that no future projects had been affected. However, as we can now see, one project was indeed impacted: augmented reality glasses. In development for over a year, Valve let the project go after its project lead, the ultra-talented Jeri Ellsworth, was one [...]