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ASUS Opens Pre-Orders On AM4 Motherboard SKUs Ahead Of AMD’s Ryzen CPU Launch

Posted on February 22, 2017 4:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
ASUS Crosshair VI Hero Ryzen Board

With some of the details finally coming out from AMD over its latest and most anticipated CPU launch since Athlon 64, its partners are already offering up pre-orders on the new AM4 socket and motherboard platform to go with the Ryzen launch. One such partner is ASUS. After some four years, AMD…..

AMD Divulges Ryzen Information You’ve All Been Waiting For

Posted on February 22, 2017 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Processor

It’s a secret to no one who follows the PC hardware industry that AMD is about to launch its most ambitious processor series in a decade in the form of Ryzen, and finally, we’re able to share some of the information you’ve been craving. Well, if you haven’t seen it in leaks…..

The FCC Would Love For Everyone To Have FM Radio Access On Their Smartphones

Posted on February 17, 2017 12:06 PM by Rob Williams

You might not even realize it, but that smartphone in your hand probably contains an FM radio which would allow you to listen to local stations, and more importantly, receive important alerts in the event other communications services go down. Despite that, many smartphones do not actually include a way to listen…..

Bill Gates Thinks Robots That Replace Human Workers Should Be Taxed

Posted on February 17, 2017 11:17 AM by Rob Williams
Bill Gates on Taxing Robots

In a new Quartz video, Bill Gates makes a suggestion that on one hand, seems obvious, but on the other, isn’t one most people would have even thought of. A big worry right now is that robots are going to be replacing jobs en masse in the future, leaving people scrambling to find…..

USPS Loses $7,500+ Worth Of PAL Super Nintendo Games Destined For Digital Preservation

Posted on February 15, 2017 12:00 PM by Rob Williams
Higan - Secret of Evermore

If you think you’ve experienced shipping hassles in the past, you need to hear this story out. A couple of weeks ago, the United States Postal Service managed to lose a very heavy package containing 100 PAL-region SNES games, valued at $7,500 or greater. This story could act as a lesson to…..

AMD, NVIDIA Release GPU Drivers To Support For Honor, Sniper Elite 4

Posted on February 14, 2017 1:27 PM by Rob Williams
For Honor

Hot on the heels of the release of Ubisoft’s action fighter For Honor and Rebellion’s tactical shooter Sniper Elite 4 comes some brand-new driver releases from both AMD and NVIDIA. AMD’s ReLive Edition 17.2.1 is said to improve For Honor performance by up to 4%, and Sniper Elite 4 performance by 5%…..

Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg Loses Disney & YouTube Support After Antisemitic Prank

Posted on February 14, 2017 11:31 AM by Rob Williams
PewDiePie

If you’re interested in how you can lose support from both Disney and YouTube in the span of just a few hours, look no further than Felix Kjellberg, aka: PewDiePie. Kjellberg is no stranger to controversy, and in fact he seems to thrive on it. No doubt that’s the reason he’s managed…..

Intel Core i7-7740K, i5-7640K, And 14nm Coffee Lake Rumored For 2H’17

Posted on February 13, 2017 11:33 AM by Robert Tanner
Intel Moore's Law - 8th Gen Core Processors

With all the AMD rumors “Ryzen” to the surface lately it is easy to miss a bunch that are cropping up over on the blue side of the fence. At the top of the list, CPCHardware (French) claims Intel is cooking up some new chips to bolster its Kaby Lake offerings launched just…..

EVGA Infuses Its Latest GeForce GPUs With iCX Technology

Posted on February 10, 2017 6:30 PM by Robert Tanner
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 iCX Edition

Don’t be fooled, iCX is not just another overblown marketing name for yet another aftermarket cooler! iCX enabled cards feature no less than nine thermal sensors spaced around to cover the GPU, VRAM, and VRM areas of the graphics card. These sensors can be monitored in EVGA’s Precision software and OSD, and…..

The Excitement Builds: Leaked AMD Ryzen Pricing Hits The Web

Posted on February 10, 2017 11:27 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Processor

I think it’s safe to say that a lot of people are seeping excitement out of their pores for AMD’s Ryzen series of processors. Fortunately for the world at large, the wait to get a chip in your hands isn’t going to be long, with the first Ryzen models expected to hit…..

NVIDIA Looking For VR Projects To Be Featured At GTC 2017

Posted on February 10, 2017 10:27 AM by Rob Williams
GPU 2016 - VR Content Showcase

The 2017 iteration of NVIDIA’s US-based GPU Technology Conference is set to take place May 8 – 11, and like last year, there’s going to be a huge emphasis on VR content. That being the case, NVIDIA is once again holding a competition that will see 10 VR startups compete against each…..

NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet (Original & K1) Updated To Android 7.0

Posted on February 9, 2017 2:59 PM by Rob Williams

SHIELD tablet owners, rejoice! Up to now, it hasn’t been made too clear whether or not either the original SHIELD tablet or its K1 update would ever receive Android 7.0, but the answer to that question has been answered mere hours ago. The introduction of Android 7.0 ‘Nougat’ is the biggest part…..

Breaking From Tradition, E3 To Offer 15,000 Paid Passes To The Public

Posted on February 8, 2017 5:55 PM by Rob Williams
E3 2017 Promo - Ubisoft

The Electronic Entertainment Expo – AKA: E3 – has long been an event that the gaming community at large has had great interest in, although thanks to the fact that it’s catered only to press and analysts, the general public has never been able to get inside. At least easily. In 2017,…..

Why Do So Many Companies Not Care About Strong User Account Security?

Posted on February 7, 2017 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
Aeroplan Square Logo

Companies that seem to not care too much about user security is a major pet peeve of mine, and after updating a password on a certain website this morning, I wound up feeling compelled enough to rant about it. So here we are. Aeroplan is a flight rewards program like many others,…..

Steam Profile Exploit Enabling Phishing Attacks Is Making The Rounds

Posted on February 7, 2017 12:24 PM by Rob Williams
Rob's Steam Profile

Valve’s Steam service is no stranger to exploits, but the latest to be discovered is of a severe enough nature to warrant its own warning. According to one of the moderators at Steam’s subreddit, an exploit is making the rounds that directly involves user profiles, in addition to specific community pages. As…..

DRM Maker Denuvo Doesn’t Bother Securing Its Web Form, Plain Text Log Leaks To The Web

Posted on February 6, 2017 12:33 PM by Rob Williams
Dead Rising 4

If you loathe DRM in your gaming, then you’re probably going to enjoy this story. Denuvo, makers of some of the most notorious DRM protection around, doesn’t appear to do a good job in securing its Web servers, and has suffered a bit of embarrassment as a result. On Sunday, logs that…..

NVIDIA Fills All Remaining Gaps In Its Pascal Quadro Line, Adds Half- & Double-Precision Behemoth GP100

Posted on February 5, 2017 6:00 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Quadro Pascal Lineup

It’s not often we see NVIDIA take care of an entire lineup’s worth of products in two simple blasts, but that’s just what we’re seeing with the company’s latest Quadro series, based on the Pascal architecture. A couple of months ago, NVIDIA ushered in its fastest Quadro ever, P6000, and slotted a…..

OnePlus, Meizu Both Found To Have Tampered With Mobile Benchmark Results

Posted on February 3, 2017 4:46 PM by Rob Williams
oneplus 3t

You’d think at this point in time, companies would stop trying to pull a fast one over consumers, because so often, it just results in embarrassment, and potential damage control. But, as OnePlus and Meizu both remind us, if there are benchmarks, there is going to be benchmark cheating. According to XDA-Developers,…..

AMD Drops First Radeon Pro Enterprise Driver Of 2017, Bundles It With ReLive Capturing Software

Posted on February 2, 2017 1:20 PM by Rob Williams

As we covered a couple of months ago, AMD gives its professional users a choice between a standard release Radeon Pro driver and an “Enterprise” one – the latter of which is more hardened, if you want to call it that, without bleeding-edge optimizations and with the highest priority given to stability.…..

EVGA Releases New AIO Liquid CPU Coolers: CLC 120 & CLC 280

Posted on February 2, 2017 10:20 AM by Rob Williams
EVGA CLC 280 AIO CPU Cooler

EVGA teased a handful of its upcoming all-in-one liquid CPU coolers at last month’s CES, and now, the first two models have surfaced. These are the CLC 120 and CLC 280. With its 120mm radiator, we’d recommend a cooler like the CLC 120 to those who don’t have a power-hungry chip (any…..

Noctua Offering Free AMD AM4 Mounting Kits To Customers With Proof Of AM4 Motherboard / CPU Purchase

Posted on January 26, 2017 2:12 PM by Rob Williams
Noctua NM-AM4 Mounting Kit

Noctua’s no stranger to helping its customers out when a new major processor architecture hits the market, and with AMD’s upcoming Ryzen, not a thing has changed. The company has just announced that its customers who opt to upgrade to Ryzen will be able to claim a free AM4 mounting kit upgrade…..

Windows 10’s Upcoming ‘Game Mode’ Will Be A Toggle, Not A Forced Feature

Posted on January 17, 2017 12:15 PM by Rob Williams
Steam

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft revealed lots about its upcoming ‘Creators Update’ for Windows 10, and for gamers, there’s an awful lot to look forward to. At the forefront of this update will be ‘Beam’, an overarching tool for all things game recording and streaming. This comes hot on the heels…..

NVIDIA Launches Its Latest SHIELD TV, Pro Model To Become Available Later This Month

Posted on January 16, 2017 3:42 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro

When we talked to NVIDIA a couple of weeks ago at CES, it seemed like its updated SHIELD Android TV device would be launching at some point next month. Well, that notion couldn’t have been more incorrect, as the company has today announced that the device is available for sale right now.…..

Automotive A/V Device Maker Soundstream Loses Seven Units After CES Teardown Robbery

Posted on January 10, 2017 5:53 PM by Rob Williams
Soundstream VRN-DD7HB

Hot on the heels of us learning that Razer’s booth lost some expensive gear during CES teardown, we hear that automotive A/V device maker Soundstream (subsidiary of Epsilon) suffered the exact same fate. When the company’s representatives showed up Monday morning, one day after CES officially ended, it discovered that its booth had been…..

FBI Arrests First Volkswagen Executive Over Emissions Scandal

Posted on January 9, 2017 1:23 PM by Rob Williams
2010 Volkswagen Golf 2L TDI

Believe it or not, if you choose to lie or stretch truths to the US government about your company’s products, it’s not going to bode well. Former Volkswagen exec Olivier Schmidt is now finding this out the hard way, as he’s just been arrested by the FBI for his role in VW’s…..

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