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Steam Soon To Grace GameStop, EB Games & GAME UK Retail Stores

Posted on October 5, 2015 2:02 PM by Rob Williams
GameStop Store

Retail stores like GameStop and EB Games haven’t cared about the PC for quite some time. Even finding adapters for console-bound hardware (like the Xbox 360/One controller) can prove an exercise in patience. Of course, none of this should come as a surprise; even consoles are quickly shifting over to a pure…..

Just How Much Has The iPhone’s Camera Improved Over The Years? This Brilliant Comparison Shows Us

Posted on October 5, 2015 1:03 PM by Rob Williams
Apple iPhone Photo Comparison

In recent years, the cameras Apple has packed into its iPhones have been the “one to beat”, but usually, their quality is compared to other top-flight phones of the current generation. What’s less clear is just how much the iPhone’s camera has evolved over time. While it’s obvious that, like the phone itself,…..

Adobe Announces Slew Of App Updates At Adobe MAX, As Well As Two New Mobile Apps

Posted on October 5, 2015 12:31 PM by Rob Williams
Adobe Creative Cloud 2015

At its Adobe MAX conference, which runs until the 7th, Adobe revealed a number of updates that are coming to its desktop apps, and also unveiled two brand-new mobile apps that will make on-the-go editing easier than ever. Photoshop Fix (not to be confused with Photoshop Mix) is a one-stop shop for…..

Fractal Design Launches ‘The Modding Headquarters’, Showing Off Some Brilliant Builds

Posted on October 5, 2015 11:57 AM by Rob Williams
Fractal Design Define S by Bill Owen

Competing in the computer chassis market is tough. There’s a lot of competition, and for the most part, a lot of that competition is good. The folks at Fractal Design have found some ways to help the company stand out of the crowd, though. Back in August, it traveled to the quietest…..

NVIDIA Ushers In Its Maxwell-based Mobile Quadro Generation

Posted on October 1, 2015 12:15 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Quadro M5000M Mobile Workstation Graphics Card

With the last mobile Quadro release having taken place over two-years-ago, to say we’re overdue for an update would be an understatement. Fortunately, that update has just landed, and for those who’ve been holding off on an upgrade for this series, that wait has paid off. Similar to the improvements Maxwell brought…..

BOXX Releases Its Smallest-ever Workstation, The Liquid-cooled APEXX 1

Posted on September 30, 2015 6:55 PM by Rob Williams
BOXX APEXX 1 Ultra SFF Workstation

There’s some big news out of BOXX today involving a small product that’s sure to intrigue creative professionals who demand the highest performance in the smallest form-factor. That’s a goal that the APEXX 1 delivers in spades; its chassis is a mere 4.7″ wide, 8.5″ tall, and 8.0″ long, yet it supports an…..

Tesla Model X: The Electrifying SUV

Posted on September 30, 2015 5:30 PM by J.D. Kane
Tesla Model X Concept Car

After two long years of delays, Tesla has just unveiled its spectacular Model X; an all-electric SUV crammed full of very interesting details. The event took place near the company’s Fremont, California facility. The Model X goes for the jugular when it comes to attracting people’s attention. For instance, its so-called “Falcon…..

NVIDIA’s GRID Service Becomes GeForce NOW, Launching October 1 For $8/month

Posted on September 30, 2015 1:35 PM by Rob Williams
GeForce Now - The Only Way To Game

The moment many NVIDIA SHIELD owners have been waiting for has arrived: we now have a launch date for NVIDIA’s GRID game-streaming service. Or rather, “GeForce NOW” game-streaming service, as it’s now going to be called. After spending more than a year in beta testing, and nearly two years after its announcement,…..

AMD Launches Business-oriented PRO Series APUs, HP Wastes No Time Jumping On Board

Posted on September 29, 2015 3:16 PM by Jamie Fletcher
HP EliteBook Notebooks Featuring AMD's PRO Series APUs

In conjunction with a number of product announcements out of HP today, AMD has unveiled its brand-new APU series for both desktops and notebooks bound for business-class machines. Called AMD PRO, these chips are designed to offer great performance and unparalleled stability. We’ll have to wait to learn about the entire lineup,…..

Google Introduces Its Latest Nexus Smartphones: $379 5X & $499 6P

Posted on September 29, 2015 1:00 PM by Rob Williams
Google Nexus 5X Thumbnail

Following a few months of massive hype, Google has today revealed its latest top-end Nexus smartphones. Proving a rumor correct, the devices are called 5X and 6P, and will cost $379 and $499, respectively. Both phones will include a 3 month free subscription to Google Play Music, and for US customers who…..

ASUSTOR’s 10 Series NASes Are Stylish And Affordable, But Don’t Sacrifice Performance

Posted on September 22, 2015 4:43 PM by Rob Williams

NASes offer a wide-range of benefits for both the home and business user, but it’s not hard to understand why some people don’t opt for one: the up-front cost. “Awesome” NASes cost about $400~$500 a pop, and the drives that can be added to them (eg: 2 x 6TB) can cost the…..

NVIDIA Manages To Cram Its Desktop GeForce GTX 980 Into Notebooks

Posted on September 22, 2015 1:24 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS ROG GX700 Gaming Notebook

When I took a look at ASUS’ G751 gaming notebook this past spring, I was genuinely blown-away by the kind of gaming that its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics card allowed me to do. On the notebook itself, I could max out games at 1080p, and connected to a monitor, throttling down…..

Samsung Unwraps 950 Pro M.2 NVMe Solid State Drives

Posted on September 22, 2015 11:15 AM by Robert Tanner
Samsung's M.2 SSD 950 Pro

It was not that long ago that Samsung created a stir with its SM951 SSD thanks to its M.2 form-factor, reported NVMe support, and PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. Yet, it soon became clear it was an OEM drive, with no direct consumer warranty or purchase options available except through OEM suppliers. If…..

Ghost in the Shell First Assault – Stand Alone Complex Online Announced

Posted on September 17, 2015 1:02 PM by Ryan Perry
Ghost in the Shell First Assault - Stand Alone Complex Online game engine screenshot

If you’re an anime fan like I am, there are a few standout titles on your short list. One of them is most likely Ghost in the Shell, Masamune Shirow’s cyberpunk masterpiece. If you happen to also be a gamer, you’re really going to like what came down the pipes earlier. Nexon…..

Corsair Breaks Into GPU Market – Partners With MSI To Launch Liquid-Cooled GTX 980 Ti

Posted on September 17, 2015 12:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Corsair MSI Hydro GFX Press Shot

With pretty much every PC component under its belt, Corsair finally gets around to making an entry into one of the last remaining components an OEM manufacturer can provide – graphics cards. Corsair isn’t actually making the cards itself; that falls to MSI. What Corsair is providing is an H55 Hydro cooler…..

Logitech’s Harmony Elite Remote Puts Huge Emphasis On Home Control

Posted on September 16, 2015 5:21 PM by Rob Williams
Logitech Harmony Elite

Logitech says that its new Harmony Elite is “every remote you’ll ever need”, praise I’d wager most of the company’s top-tier releases over the years would have also deserved. But, as time passes, the company’s offerings do continue to get better, with regards to product support, ease-of-use, and overall design. Almost exactly…..

Latest GeForce Experience Beta Introduces Overlay & Game-sharing

Posted on September 16, 2015 12:54 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce Experience Beta

Since its introduction two years ago, NVIDIA has developed GeForce Experience to become a full-fledged suite of tools that can prove useful for virtually any gamer. In some cases, it might even replace tools you’ve relied on for years. It can record video, share that video, stream to a SHIELD, and of…..

Ultimate Ears Releases UE BOOM 2, Boasts Louder Sound & Longer Range

Posted on September 15, 2015 4:54 PM by Rob Williams

When we got our hands on Ultimate Ears’ original UE BOOM a couple of years ago, we admittedly didn’t realize that we were about to be wowed. Given its size, it was hard to expect much sound out of it, but Brett was truly impressed: “I haven’t heard this much noise come…..

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 Technology Promises To Charge A Battery To 80% In 35 Minutes

Posted on September 15, 2015 4:34 PM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3

In our look at ASUS’ ZenFone 2 last month, our charging test showed that the phone could be boosted from 5 to 60% in about 45 minutes. ASUS itself says 60% can be done in 39 minutes, but we still managed to get close. As impressive as that might sound, though, Qualcomm’s…..

Seattle Print Shop Proves That It Loses Hundreds Of Dollars On ‘Empty’ Ink Cartridges

Posted on September 15, 2015 4:10 PM by Rob Williams
Espon 9900 Wasted Ink

If there’s one thing that chaps my hide, it’s the murder printer companies get away with. That murder involving our wallets, of course. Despite the fact that ink is treated as though it were liquid gold, printers seem to be designed in such a way that you’ll never be able to make…..

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Could See A Release Before Next Summer

Posted on September 15, 2015 1:45 PM by Rob Williams
Civilization V Brave New World Box Art

It seems that the next title in Sid Meier’s Civilization series could be released by next summer. In an email we received earlier from a source within the game industry, Civilization 6 was specifically mentioned as being “expected to ship” between now and the beginning of next summer. Considering the fact that neither…..

PC Version Of The Upcoming Need For Speed Delayed Until Spring – But For Good Reason

Posted on September 15, 2015 12:59 PM by Rob Williams
Need for Speed (2015) Box Art

The upcoming self-titled Need for Speed is a game with huge ambitions. As the twenty-first in the series, Ghost Games has been working hard to make sure it’s one that counts, and given that it’s an open-world game, I couldn’t be more excited for it as a NFS fan. So, it was…..

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Hints At Future Veyron Successor

Posted on September 15, 2015 11:23 AM by J.D. Kane
Bugatti GT

In its current guise, supercar builder Bugatti has established itself as a true Titan. Thanks to its now-discontinued Veyron, its name is on the lips of many a supercar enthusiast. How can it not be? The Veyron is unquestionably an icon, a star in a galaxy of supercars with its prodigious engineering…..

Porsche’s Mission E Concept Car Electrifies Frankfurt Motor Show

Posted on September 15, 2015 11:13 AM by J.D. Kane
Porsche Mission E

I’ll be honest. Electric cars ain’t my thing. But cars like Porsche’s Mission E concept car, which bows this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, might start me going down the all-electric path. The Mission E certainly looks electrifying. To my eyes, the concept car is one of Porsche’s all-time best-looking. I…..

Intel Creates Research Group Dedicated To Improving Security Of Our ‘Connected’ Cars

Posted on September 14, 2015 2:54 PM by Rob Williams
Connected Car

As our vehicles continue to become more “connected”, the risk of exploitation grows ever greater. While such concerns are paramount for autonomous vehicles, Wired proved this past summer that our ordinary vehicles are at risk, too. Simply put, we can’t put much faith in the safety of our vehicles if automakers are…..

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