There are a couple of different things you expect to hear during a financial earnings call: finance updates, questions from investors, and of course, forward-thinking statements. What you don’t often expect to hear is a an outing of a launch date for some other company’s product. Thanks to AMD’s president and CEO…..
Today, if someone tells you that they play Grand Theft Auto V or Minecraft, it’s no big deal – both games are seriously popular, after all. But what would you think if someone told you that they played Chip’s Challenge? If you didn’t grow up during the Windows 3.x era, you might…..
As a Canadian, I am all-too-familiar with the struggle of finding the best legal sources for great content. In most cases, those sources just don’t exist. One great example is with none other than Netflix. While Canadians have their own version of Netflix’s service, the content selection is almost appalling compared to…..
It’s been well over three years since we’ve taken a look at an Antec chassis, so we’re glad to have a new one on the testbench to take a look at: P70. Priced at around $70, this is an affordable mid-tower, and it has some attractive styling to boot. But does it…..
Innovations in the PC chassis market are fairly rare, so when a manufacturer says it has one, I tend to sit up straighter and pay closer attention. It looks as if Fractal Design is set to re-Define (yeah, I went there) the interior layout of PC chassis. The company’s new Define S…..
Over the weekend, BMW released a trailer that highlights some of the features that’s coming to its new 7 series, and while a peek at the finished car is creatively avoided, what’s talked about is enough to get people excited. The new 7 series is going to be the most technological one yet, but…..
Just in time for the release of Apple’s much-anticipated Apple Watch, which will release this coming Friday, Google has rolled out a massive update to its Google Wear platform, introducing some long-overdue features. At the forefront, Google’s enabled Wi-Fi support, which means that you’ll be able to connect to your phone while…..
Having run Gentoo, KDE, and OpenRC for as long as I can remember, I recently felt inspired to start fresh and try something a little different. Such as a move to systemd, as well as GNOME. What results is this article, a rambling of sorts, featuring roadblocks I ran into, and thoughts…..
During a financial call held on Wednesday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings laid his claim that “linear” TV is done. As the chief of a company that’s in direct competition with TV subscription services, it’s no surprise that he’d downplay those offerings, but, at this point, it’s hard to disagree. Of course, this…..
How does 743,000 random read IOPS sound? Not wanting to be left out of the PCIe SSD renaissance brought about by NVM Express, HGST has unveiled its Ultrastar SN100 PCIe drives with truly impressive performance. The SN100 is primarily targeting datacenter and enterprise deployments and of course will include native NVMe support.…..
Dell has just updated its business-targeted Vostro line with the 14 and 15 3000. As the names suggest, there’s a 14- and 15-inch model available, with a range of different configurations for each. Whereas the Latitude series focuses on cutting no corners, Vostro is designed to deliver a well-built, dependable, and fast…..
There are gaming laptops, and then there are uncompromising gaming laptops. ASUS’ ROG G751JY falls into the latter category for a number of different reasons, with a great one being that it packs some seriously powerful hardware under its hood. How does a 1GB/s SSD sound? 24GB of RAM? GTX 980M? Exactly.…..
Samsung’s SM951 was a hot item when it was first announced, but unfortunately, it was intended as an OEM-only drive making it hard for prospective buyers to snag one. To make matters worse. there was a great deal of confusion abound surrounding early announcements versus actual launch day capabilities, a major point of…..
We haven’t talked much about WD’s Purple hard drive series in the past, but it’s one that serves an important purpose: to keep surveillance data safe. While that might immediately sound like something best-suited for the enterprise, it can also serve the home user well. Many today install IP cameras into their…..
Competition sure is a good thing, something the folks in Charlotte, North Carolina, are now having reaffirmed. In late January, Google announced that it’d be expanding its Fiber ISP into four additional cities, with Charlotte being one of them. Well, no surprise: ISPs in the area were not pleased. Time Warner Cable…..
Apple’s iPhone has long been praised for its excellent camera, and it’s clear that the company would like that praise to continue. So, it’s of little surprise that it’s scouting for companies it can snatch up that will help it continue its optical domination, and one such example has just come to…..
Kingston has just updated its business-class SSD line to include a mammoth 960GB model. Called the KC310, Kingston’s latest SSD includes an eight-channel Phison PS3110-S10 quad-core controller to help deliver up to 550MB/s on read, and 520MB/s on write. Admittedly, I tend to be more interested in IOPS performance than I am…..
Announced today, Synology updates its lineup with two new NAS models. The DS1515 and RS815 are logical updates to the current products offered in both the desktop (DS) and rack-mounted (RS) lines. With a focus on value and scalability, both models are priced competitively and have the ability to accommodate data growth with…..
First revealed at 2014’s CES, Tt eSPORTS’ VENTUS gaming mouse series stands out of the crowd for one good reason: it’s full of holes. On purpose of course; for the sake of ventilation. But some who were seeking out a well-ventilated mouse might have had to look beyond the original VENTUS due…..
At the ongoing NAB conference in Las Vegas, Autodesk took the veil off of its 2016 media and entertainment software iterations, which include 3ds Max, Maya, Mudbox, MotionBuilder, and Flame. The company says that its 2016 M&E software is more intuitive, connected, powerful, scalable, and of course, more accessible. 3ds Max 2016…..
Just in time for the release of Grand Theft Auto V, NVIDIA has released a brand-new Game Ready GeForce driver, versioned 350.12. NVIDIA notes that the game supports a wide-range of its technologies, including 3D Vision, 4K Surround, GeForce Experience, MFAA, PCSS, TXAA, SLI, and some other expected features, like G-SYNC, G-SYNC…..
Last night, Linus Torvalds issued the final commit for the latest stable Linux kernel, and while on an ordinary day, that’s a cause for some light celebration, this stable version is a bit more special: it enters us into the 4.0 generation. Alright – so this is still only a cause for minor celebration,…..
With Linux-based NASes dominating the landscape lately, Seagate has come in to remind us that there’s still lots of room for units infused with some Redmond flavor. Thus, the Seagate WSS NAS series is born (WSS = Windows Storage Server). Equipped with a dual-core Intel Atom processor and Windows Server 2012 R2…..
Two summers ago, EVGA proved that SLI bridges don’t need to be boring, and now, it proves that its ‘PRO’ series wasn’t a one-off release. The brand-new PRO V2 series bridges look a lot better than the original, in my opinion, and manage to bring some advantages at the same time. V2s…..
Run a business and need “ultimate” data protection? If so, Acronis’ just-released ‘Backup Service’ could prove useful, as its feature set is immense. An overall summary would be “backup anywhere, restore anywhere”, and that includes not only raw data, but disk partitions, OS images, and so forth. As a business solution that…..