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Lian Li’s PC-Q37 Mini-ITX Chassis Proves That Small Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

Posted on November 1, 2016 3:05 PM by Rob Williams
Lian Li Pc Q37 Mini Itx Chassis Angled

Building a standard PC at this point is dead simple. It’s a matter of shoving components (gently, of course) into a chassis, and then putting the door back on. Things are quite different where smaller systems are concerned, though. Even if a mini-ITX chassis has a good design, it could still prove…..

Master & Dynamic Launch MW50 Wireless Headphone With 100 Foot Range

Posted on November 1, 2016 8:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Mw50 Black And Silver Headphones

You’re going to be seeing a lot more wireless headphones and audio gear over the next few years, due in no small part to Apple ditching the 3.5mm audio jack from its latest iPhones. But ask anyone what they think of wireless audio, especially Bluetooth, and you’ll often get the same response.…..

EA Has Proven Why We Should Be Worried About Our Ownership Of Digital Collections

Posted on October 31, 2016 12:07 PM by Rob Williams
Origin Game Client Fall 2016

EA’s Origin game client hasn’t been showered with the same kind of love people have shown towards Steam, but over its lifetime, it has gotten better – a lot better. But while that’s the case, the Internet never forgets, so when EA or Origin slips up somehow, it’s almost impossible to avoid…..

Bungie Actively Testing The Limits Of What Gamers Are Willing To Pay For

Posted on October 28, 2016 1:05 PM by Rob Williams
Destiny Festival Of The Lost

It’s that time of year when game publishers infuse their games with Halloween flair, and Bungie’s Destiny is no exception. With its “Festival of the Lost” event, the company promises that players will get to wear masks based on their favorite characters, and perhaps even get lucky enough to score a new Sparrow (mount)…..

Apple Unveils What Could Be Its Most Ambitious MacBook Pro Ever

Posted on October 27, 2016 3:49 PM by Rob Williams
Apple MacBook Pro 2016 Top View

Apple’s latest MacBooks have just been announced, and as anticipated, there are a few surprises in store – and not to mention confirmation of some rumors. The biggest rumor that’s proven true is that Apple decided to remove the dedicated Esc key. Ordinarily, that’d seem insane, but another change helps negate the loss:…..

Qualcomm Acquires NXP Semiconductors For $47 Billion, Bolstering Its Impact On IoT & Automotive Markets

Posted on October 27, 2016 11:21 AM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm At MWC

It’s not often we wake to the news of a record semiconductor acquisition, but today is one of those days. Further proving its intent on ruling multiple markets, Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has today announced its plans to acquire NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) for $47 billion, representing debt and shares valued at $110…..

HyperX Begins Selling Its First Gaming Keyboard, The CHERRY MX Blue-equipped ALLOY FPS

Posted on October 24, 2016 10:54 AM by Rob Williams
HyperX ALLOY FPS Gaming Keyboard

We’re not sure how it happened, but somehow, the fact that HyperX would be releasing its first-ever gaming keyboard flew right under our radar. But, while on one hand, it would have been nice to anticipate its launch, on the other, we’re able to learn about it at the exact same time…..

Nintendo Baits Players With The Console Formally Known As NX: Nintendo Switch

Posted on October 20, 2016 11:31 AM by Rob Williams
Nintendo Switch

After months and months of rabid anticipation, Nintendo has finally unveiled its NX – or rather, “Switch”. As has been anticipated, Switch is a hybrid console; it’s meant to be both played at home in front of the TV, and on-the-go. With Nintendo giving us a truly on-the-go portable gaming system, it…..

NZXT Unveils the All New Kraken Series of All In One Liquid CPU Coolers

Posted on October 19, 2016 10:00 AM by Ryan Perry
Kraken X52 RGB Lighting

When NZXT released the original Kraken all-in-one liquid CPU cooler, it proved that it could hang with the big boys.  Today the Los Angeles-based company is upping the ante by announcing the all new 240mm Kraken X52, and updated versions of the 140mm X41 and 280mm X61 named the X42 and X62, respectively.…..

NVIDIA Rounds Out Its Lower End Pascal Line-up With GeForce GTX 1050 Ti & GTX 1050

Posted on October 18, 2016 3:06 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

The rumors that have permeated throughout the Internet these past few weeks have been proven true: NVIDIA doesn’t have just one new graphics card to unveil; it has two. As you might have gleaned from the title of this post, that unveiling includes the GeForce GTX 1050, and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.…..

Samsung Opens Pre-orders For Its 960 EVO And 960 PRO M.2 SSDs

Posted on October 17, 2016 12:07 PM by Rob Williams
Samsung 960 Evo Nvme Ssd

We wrote about Samsung’s newest high-end M.2 solid-state drives last month, and fortunately, unlike a certain smartphone, these SSDs are keeping Samsung in the headlines for good reasons. In fact, this post is being made for a good reason: if you want one of these new top-end SSDs, you’re able to place a pre-order right…..

NVIDIA & Techgage Team Up To Give You A Chance To Win Shadow Warrior 2

Posted on October 14, 2016 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
Shadow Warrior 2 Logo

CONTEST CLOSED – The winners pulled from the hat are: Toocool Maranux Marc Klazek Dimitris Prountzos Nanang Sugiarto Winners, pay attention to your email address. Everyone else, stay tuned for future contests! Who wants some Wang??? If you do, then you’re in luck. We’ve teamed up with our friends at NVIDIA to offer…..

Shadow Warrior 2 Releases Today With Two Cutting-edge Graphical Features

Posted on October 13, 2016 5:40 PM by Rob Williams
Shadow Warrior 2

It’s interesting that in the same week in which Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary gets released, a new Shadow Warrior title shows up as well. Why is that interesting? It’s because one year after Duke 3D came out (1997), its engine was used to build what’s in effect an “Asian Duke Nukem”,…..

Are You A Gamer Security Buff? Tt eSPORTS’ Latest Gaming Mouse Might Be For You

Posted on October 12, 2016 2:21 PM by Rob Williams
Tt ESPORTS Advanced BLACK FP Security Gaming Mouse

It’s interesting that while finger print readers are far from a “new” technology, we still don’t see them used all too often in tech products – despite their beneficial uses. Sure, we have some packed into some modern smartphones, but they’re largely exclusive to $400+ models. We also see them featured on…..

ENERMAX Announces The STEELWING Small Form Factor Chassis

Posted on October 12, 2016 1:15 PM by Ryan Perry
ENERMAX STEELWING Thumbnail

If you’re the type of PC enthusiast who’s always on the lookout for something different, then today is your day as ENERMAX announces its new STEELWING micro-ATX/mini-ITX aluminum chassis. Don’t let the name fool you. Other than the tempered glass panel on the left side, the rest of the chassis is made…..

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

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

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

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…..

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