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Yahoo Makes It Harder To Escape Its Service By Disabling Automatic Email Forwarding Feature

Posted on October 11, 2016 1:19 PM by Rob Williams
Yahoo Campus Sign

If you thought that it couldn’t possibly get even worse or weirder for Yahoo, think again. We offered a summary a couple of days ago of what’s been going down, from massive security breaches being kept a secret to the company caving in and catering to government intelligence agencies. Given all this…..

Samsung Halts Galaxy Note7 Production, Urges Customers To ‘Take Advantage Of Remedies Available’

Posted on October 11, 2016 12:56 PM by Rob Williams
Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Following a few weeks of reports of replacement Galaxy Note7 smartphones catching fire, Samsung has done the inevitable and requested that global retailers stop selling and replacing the model, while it ceases all production and while “further investigation takes place”. Simply put: if you own a Note7, it’s important to stop using…..

ASUS’ XG-U2008 Switch Helps Make 10Gbps Networks More Affordable

Posted on October 10, 2016 2:00 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS XG U2008 10Gbps Ethernet Switch

One of the constant thorns in my side in computing over the past couple of years has been the fact that 10Gbps Ethernet is still not common in the home. Heck – its use could barely be measured, simply because 10Gbps gear costs so much. In effect, if you happen to enjoy a…..

Kingston Announces Ultra Secure IronKey D300 & D300 Managed Flash Drives

Posted on October 10, 2016 1:16 PM by Rob Williams
Kingston IronKey D300 And D300 Managed

Kingston has just announced the release of two brand-new flash drives targeting businesses of all shapes and sizes. The IronKey D300 and D300 Managed are the first IronKey-specific releases Kingston has issued since it acquired the company this past February. With this release, Kingston builds upon IronKey’s legacy of building ultra-secure storage.…..

AMD Furthers Its “VR For The Masses” Push With New $499 VR-Ready Gaming PC

Posted on October 7, 2016 3:12 PM by Rob Williams
CyberPowerPC AMD VR Ready PC

In case it hasn’t been obvious enough, AMD cares a lot about getting VR into the hands of everyone. That desire backed the launch of its first Polaris-based graphics card, the Radeon RX 480, released this past summer. While VR kits are still priced higher than most consumers are willing to pay,…..

It’s Just Been Proven That Yahoo Cannot Be Trusted With Your Data

Posted on October 7, 2016 12:58 PM by Rob Williams
Yahoo Campus

It feels like things couldn’t get much worse for Yahoo at this point. Its first major problem is obvious: it failed to improve its revenue situation, and had to become open to takeover deals. Verizon swooped in, willing to snap the company up for $4.8 billion – which almost seems like a…..

NVIDIA Updates VR Funhouse With Two New Games, Unveils Oculus Touch Support

Posted on October 5, 2016 5:02 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA VR Funhouse Opening Area

Good news, Oculus fans: NVIDIA’s VR Funhouse has just received an update to become compatible with the Rift’s Touch controllers. To celebrate, the company is introducing two brand-new games: Wall Walker Toss, and HotShot Basketball. NVIDIA touts VR Funhouse as the world’s most advanced virtual reality game, and it backs that up…..

After Months Of Rampant Rumor, Google Unveils Its Pixel And Pixel XL Smartphones

Posted on October 4, 2016 2:14 PM by Rob Williams
Google Pixel Smartphone

The rumor mill has been abuzz the past couple of months with leak after leak coming out against Google’s Pixel smartphones. Well, at an event held today, the company finally put an end to those rumors by unveiling the real deal: the Pixel, and Pixel XL. Let’s get right into the specs.…..

SteelSeries Unveils Arctis Headset Lineup, High-end Kit For A Chill Price Tag

Posted on October 4, 2016 1:01 AM by Ryan Perry
Arctis 3 - Black

The gloves are off kiddies, as SteelSeries officially announces its new Arctis high performance headset lineup. Now we said “high performance”, not high priced, which unfortunately seems to go hand-in-hand most times, seeing how some headsets can cost hundreds of dollars. Thankfully that’s not the case with SteelSeries’ freshest headset creations, but…..

Tired Of Your GPU Power Cables Mucking Up Your Clean Build? You Need EVGA’s PowerLink

Posted on October 3, 2016 2:41 PM by Rob Williams
EVGA Powerlink In Use

We received a bit of marketing from EVGA this morning that told us that anyone purchasing a new 10-series graphics card from the company would receive a PowerLink free-of-charge. Our first reaction? “What in the heck is PowerLink?” The answer: something long, long overdue. PowerLink, seen above, is a simple device that…..

Ubisoft Continues To Pile On The Praise For Nintendo’s Upcoming NX Console

Posted on October 2, 2016 11:41 AM by Rob Williams
Wii U and Controller

With Nintendo’s NX console expected to launch this spring, it’s hard to believe that we still know so little about it. We do know that it’s going to be “interesting”, because all Nintendo livingroom consoles are, but whether or not that interesting equates to “awesome” is something that’s yet to be seen.…..

Logitech Targets Game Streamers With New C922 Pro Stream Webcam

Posted on September 30, 2016 1:32 PM by Rob Williams
Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam

If you’re a game streamer, or are hoping to become one, Logitech now gives you a great place to start – as long as your intentions are to be seen in the stream. The company’s new C922 Pro Stream webcam is specifically designed to cater to the needs of those who stream…..

A Sharper View On Gaming – A Look At The Gunnar Trooper Gaming Glasses

Posted on September 30, 2016 11:00 AM by Tom Roeder
Gunnar Trooper Gaming Glasses Feature Image

Eye strain is nothing to take lightly, even if you have never experienced it for yourself.  If you look at computer screens for extended periods, it is certainly worth entertaining the idea of looking into something to protect your eyes from the blue emissions from computer monitors.  After all, you only have…..

No Man’s Sky Being Investigated For Inaccurate Marketing

Posted on September 29, 2016 12:36 PM by Rob Williams
No Mans Sky Box Art

So, it’s come to this. It’s no secret that the launch of No Man’s Sky was less-than-ideal. For starters, it took longer to land than it should have, and when it did, it was missing a lot of functionality that fans expected. Some blame other fans for building up hype for non-existent…..

PCMR Guardians Incoming? Destiny 2 Rumored To Be In Development For The PC

Posted on September 28, 2016 1:30 PM by Rob Williams
Destiny Sightseeing At The Tower

When Bungie decided to leave the Halo universe behind to focus on a brand-new IP, Destiny, many PC gamers held out hope that they’d see the company’s latest epic shooter hit their platform. That of course didn’t happen, and it was a bit frustrating given the fact that the game was supported…..

Google Could Show Off First Andromeda (Android + Chrome OS) Devices On October 4

Posted on September 26, 2016 2:19 PM by Rob Williams
Google Pixel C Notebook

There are a billion (give or take) rumors surrounding Google right now, but one of the most interesting is the potential debut of its Android + Chrome OS hybrid OS called “Andromeda”. Over the weekend, Hiroshi Lockheimer, the SVP of Android and Chrome OS, took to Twitter to hint that this October…..

Brian Krebs’ Website Taken Offline Through Massive DDoS Attack, Google Swoops In To The Rescue

Posted on September 26, 2016 1:50 PM by Rob Williams
Google Project Shield

It’s been quite the week for security journalist Brian Krebs, but not for great reasons. Well – that can be subjective, as some good is coming out of the unparalleled DDoS attack his website KrebsOnSecurity encountered last week. Let’s rewind a little bit. Earlier this month, Krebs wrote a story about vDOS, an…..

Samsung Unveils 960 PRO And 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSDs

Posted on September 22, 2016 2:51 PM by Robert Tanner
Samsung 960 Evo Nvme Ssd

It hardly seems like the 950 Pro is a year old, yet Samsung has just kicked off its 2016 SSD Global Summit with quite a bang. The 950 PRO has proven to be a tough M.2 SSD to beat, and although many competitors were initially announced last year only a couple eventually…..

If You’re A Linux User, Be Wary Of Microsoft’s ‘Signature’ PCs

Posted on September 21, 2016 11:46 AM by Rob Williams
Lenovo Yoga 900 Ultrabook

Does Microsoft require its ‘Signature’ PCs to prevent Linux from being used? That’s the insinuation made over at reddit today by user BaronHK. This came about after he was unable to install Linux on his brand-new Lenovo Yoga 900 ultrabook, something he decided to complain about in Best Buy’s review section; a…..

Digital Homicide Tries To Commit Digital Suicide By Suing 100 Steam Gamers

Posted on September 19, 2016 1:14 PM by Rob Williams
Digital Homicides 1 Ball 2 Win

You’d think that in 2016, developers would realize that their actions could have consequences, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for those who work at Digital Homicide. This developer has been pushing less-than-stellar games to Steam for a while, and as you’d expect, the reviews reflected that. But apparently, Digital…..

Rivet Networks Announces Killer E2500 Ethernet Adapter, Bound For GIGABYTE & MSI Motherboards

Posted on September 16, 2016 4:02 PM by Rob Williams
Killer E2500 Networking Latency Comparison

The folks at Rivet Networks have just announced their latest creation: the Killer E2500 Ethernet chip. Just as we’d expect, it’s packed to the gills with new gaming features, continuing to build on a legacy that’s now spanned an entire decade. The Killer E2500 has four major features worth calling out, with…..

Logitech Acquires Sim Peripheral Leader Saitek From Mad Catz

Posted on September 16, 2016 3:10 PM by Rob Williams
Saitek X 56 Flight System

Last fall, the future of Mad Catz seemed uncertain. A bankruptcy loomed, but despite that, the company showed up at this year’s CES with a number of products on hand. Not long after, though, our PR contact left his position, adding even more to the uncertainty. Since then, Mad Catz seems to…..

ZOTAC Gets Into The Home Automation Business With New Cozee Line Of Products

Posted on September 15, 2016 2:55 PM by Rob Williams
Zotac Cozee Mini Gateway

In case it isn’t obvious, home automation is quickly becoming big business. If you want some proof of it, look no further than the fact that a GPU vendor has just entered the market. That vendor is ZOTAC, and its first system, called Cozee, is quite compelling. Cozee consists of three main…..

AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group Turns 1, Company Reminds Us What It’s Been Up To

Posted on September 14, 2016 3:28 PM by Rob Williams
amd-radeon-technologies-group-1st-anniversary

Can you believe it? It’s already been an entire year since AMD created the Radeon Technologies Group with the goal of establishing itself as the market leader in graphics. Has the company succeeded? That’s impossible to answer given we’re talking about a single year, but it’s not impossible to say that the…..

Logitech’s K780 Multi-device Wireless Keyboard Has Built-in Mobile Stand, Boasts 24 Month Battery Life

Posted on September 14, 2016 2:12 PM by Rob Williams
logitech-k780-multi-device-wireless-keyboard-side-view

Logitech has no shortage of peripherals that can be used across multiple devices, but its new K780 wireless keyboard is a bit different: it has a built-in stand. While not entirely new, given the K480 we’ve looked at before has a similar design, the K780 is much more streamlined, and in my…..

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