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SteelSeries’ Rival 700 OLED & Tactile Feedback Gaming Mouse Now Available In North America

Posted on May 24, 2016 4:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
SteelSeries Rival 700 OLED Close-up

After a short delay, SteelSeries’ latest gaming mouse, the Rival 700, is now available for purchase direct from SteelSeries for people in North America. The Rival 700, which was originally announced back at CES this year, is a new generation of high-tech gaming peripheral. It breaks new ground in rodent technology by…..

Futuremark Adds Comprehensive Storage Test To PCMark For Android

Posted on May 24, 2016 1:18 PM by Rob Williams
Futuremark PCMark Logo

Futuremark has just updated its PCMark test suite for Android with a new feature: storage testing. While storage might not sound that important overall, it is. Even if you have one of the fastest SoCs inside of your smartphone, slow storage can make it feel like a low-end device. Futuremark wants to…..

Corsair Hits ASUS’ RoG Z170 Motherboards With Special DOMINATOR Memory Kit

Posted on May 24, 2016 12:41 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair DOMINATOR Platinum ROG Edition Memory Kit (4 Modules)

If you own one of ASUS’ Republic of Gamers motherboards and enjoy making your PC look as good as it is fast, you might have run into an issue where it’s almost impossible to find “perfect” memory modules to suit the motherboard. Well, thanks to Corsair, that problem is no more, as…..

Tt eSPORTS Levels Up With New Level 10 M Advanced Gaming Mouse

Posted on May 24, 2016 9:00 AM by Brandon Mietzner
Thermaltake L10M Advanced Mouse Feature Image

With all things, there is a time and place. Right now that thing is eSPORTS, and the time is now – to bring the best gaming peripherals that gamers have ever seen! *Ehem* Got a little excited, mainly because it is a good time to be a PC gamer due to there…..

Fox Uses YouTube Clip In Family Guy Episode, Fires Off DMCA Request To Have It Removed Afterwards

Posted on May 20, 2016 4:40 PM by Rob Williams
YouTube Double Dribble Clip

Wow. Where to begin with this one? There are few people out there that would disagree that the copyright and trademark system in the US is less-than-ideal. All too often, content from sites like YouTube will be pulled for no reason, or at least for no good reason. One of the most…..

Netflix Launches To Cut To The Chase About Your Bandwidth

Posted on May 19, 2016 3:29 PM by Rob Williams
Netflix Fast Bandwidth Tester

One of the biggest reasons most households want a good Internet connection is so that streaming services, like Netflix, will work without issue. In the past, I’ve had to deal with Internet connections that would barely allow a single person to watch Netflix in HD, but today, there are regularly multiple people in…..

Microsoft Eases The Pain Of Fresh Windows 7 Installs With Mammoth Patch Package

Posted on May 18, 2016 6:17 PM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Windows 7 Badge

Installing any operating system from scratch can be a tedious endeavor, but at this point in time, installing Windows 7 can be downright frustrating due to one little problem: there have been a ton of updates rolled-out since Service Pack 1 was released in 2011. Fortunately, Microsoft realizes this and has now…..

NVIDIA Reveals The Specs Of Its Upcoming GeForce GTX 1070

Posted on May 18, 2016 4:21 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 - Promo Shot

Following what most would agree was a successful launch of its GeForce GTX 1080, NVIDIA has decided to waste no time in making the specs for its next big card, the GTX 1070, available for all to see. This morning, the company added the card’s profile to its website, allowing us…..

NVIDIA Launches Tesla M10 Enterprise GPU For VDI & Updates To GRID Virtualization

Posted on May 18, 2016 3:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
NVIDIA GRID M10 Productivity Press Image

Enterprises that deploy large-scale virtual desktops and environments that require some graphics compute on the side will soon find a new compute card available: NVIDIA’s Tesla M10. While server-side workstation graphics deployments to virtual environments is covered by the Tesla M6 and M60, the new M10 is about user density, rather than…..

Valve Releases Dota 2’s Manila Major And TI6 Battle Pass

Posted on May 17, 2016 6:27 PM by Robert Tanner
Dota 2 The International 6 Perks

Dota 2 players will be weeping this week, whether for joy at winning flashy red digital gear, or despair at what’s left of their available Steam wallet funds. The annual The International 6 compendium has been released a bit earlier than usual this year in the form of the 2016 The International…..

Google Plans To Block Most Adobe Flash Content In Chrome By Year End

Posted on May 16, 2016 1:50 PM by Rob Williams
Adobe Flash Icon

It’s no secret that for a bunch of reasons, the world doesn’t much care for Adobe’s Flash plugin. Even Adobe itself has begun moving away from it by promoting HTML5 content creation with its Animate CC development suite (which replaces Flash Professional). Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a number…..

What You Need To Know About The GeForce GTX 1080 Launch

Posted on May 12, 2016 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card - Angled

NVIDIA’s Jen-Hsun Huang covered a lot of ground at his company’s event to launch its newest GeForce cards, but when all was said and done, some questions lingered. One of the most common? “What in the heck is a ‘Founders Edition’ card???” Fortunately, that question was raised to NVIDIA during a private briefing, so…..

Your Domination Awaits: Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Due In October

Posted on May 11, 2016 12:45 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Civilization VI press image

After nearly six years, the latest Civilization game is announced and will be available this autumn. Originally, we were tipped off in an email last year about a possible summer release for the latest Firaxis title, and while not completely accurate, the timeline matches up (we should have said announced instead of…..

Puzzle Genius Or Fallout 4 Fan? NVIDIA Has A Contest For You!

Posted on May 11, 2016 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 And Power Of 10 Puzzle Piece Feature

To help celebrate the launch of its first Pascal-based graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070, NVIDIA’s kicked-off a competition that’s well worth checking out. This isn’t one of those typical contests with just one or a few prizes: in total, there are at least 1,000. And who doesn’t want an…..

ASUS Rolls Out Four New Motherboards In Advance Of Intel’s Broadwell-E Launch

Posted on May 10, 2016 4:26 PM by Rob Williams

It’s widely expected that Intel will be unveiling its next series of enthusiast processors at Taipei’s Computex at the start of June, and furthering that rumor is ASUS. Why? Well, why else would it choose to unveil a line of brand-new X99 motherboards right now? Exactly. In total, there are four X99…..

Cooler Master Launches Modular MasterCase Maker 5 Chassis

Posted on May 10, 2016 4:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5 Press Shot

It’s been a while, but Cooler Master is finally launching its highly anticipated modular PC chassis design, the MasterCase Maker 5. We saw it showcased back at CES 2016, and even further back at Computex, so the design has been gaining attention for some time. In what CM calls its FreeForm Modular…..

Securing Our Mobile Devices With Fingerprints Not As Secure As Once Believed

Posted on May 3, 2016 6:28 PM by Rob Williams
OnePlus 2 - Fingerprint Reader

From a convenience and security standpoint, fingerprint readers are an awesome addition to any computing device – whether it be a phone or a computer. It’s long been a worry, though, that if someone was determined enough to gain access to a fingerprint-locked device, it might be easier to replicate that fingerprint rather than…..

NVIDIA’s GeForce 365.10 Driver Beefs Up Support For Battleborn, Forza 6, Paragon & Overwatch

Posted on May 2, 2016 4:11 PM by Rob Williams
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition

If you’re an NVIDIA user who’s planning to pick up Battleborn or delve into the betas for Forza Motorsport 6: APEX, Overwatch, or Paragon, the new 365.10 ‘Game Ready’ driver is meant for you. While three of the four new games covered in this release are in beta, the driver is not:…..

Haven’t Received Your Oculus Rift Preorder? Don’t Fret: Just Plan A Trip To Best Buy

Posted on May 2, 2016 3:16 PM by Rob Williams
Oculus Rift Headset

If you were one of the first to preorder an Oculus Rift and have yet to receive it, there’s some good news: you might be able to go to a store and purchase it there instead. That’s a recommendation that comes straight out of the mouth of Oculus. In a new release,…..

Movidius Introduces Fathom, A Deep-learning Accelerator On A USB Stick

Posted on April 28, 2016 2:20 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Movidius Fathom Key Product shot

It’s not often a unique product shows up in our email and news feeds, but we became curious over something a little different today: a USB compute module for neural networks and machine learning. Movidius’ new Fathom Neural Compute Stick is an ultra-low power processor featuring a Myriad 2 VPU (vision processing…..

Intel Joins Apple In Wanting To Purge Traditional 3.5mm Audio Jacks

Posted on April 27, 2016 2:44 PM by Rob Williams

When it first leaked that Apple was keen on removing the 3.5mm audio jack from future iPhones, even the most devout Apple fans thought the company had finally lost its marbles. While the traditional 3.5mm jack is about as old-school a technology could get on a modern device, it hasn’t really “needed”…..

AMD Announces Radeon Pro Duo – A Dual-GPU Fury For Professionals

Posted on April 26, 2016 10:50 AM by Jamie Fletcher
AMD Radeon Pro Duo Exposed Waterblock

Following up from yesterday’s news story, AMD has officially launched its latest card, a dual-GPU solution based on the Fiji architecture found in the Fury cards. The Radeon Pro Duo – its official name – has a rather unique twist in its launch, the fact that it’s not explicitly a gaming card,…..

AMD Isn’t Sampling Its Radeon Pro Duo To Reviewers – But It Has A Good Reason

Posted on April 25, 2016 2:50 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Pro Duo Graphics Card

When AMD introduced its latest-gen graphics cards last summer, it left little to the imagination. Right from the get-go, we knew that the 300-series would include at least four models, and that the Fury line would include a Fury, Fury X, Fury Nano, and a dual-GPU option. At that time, that dual-GPU…..

‘VR Ready’? That’s Child’s Play: ASUS Hits Us With ‘Beyond VR Ready’ Certification

Posted on April 25, 2016 11:07 AM by Rob Williams
ASUS Radeon R9 Nano White

While many vendors are taking advantage of the ongoing VR revolution to offer “VR Ready” products, ASUS is having none of it. Instead, the Taiwanese company wants to take things a step further, and offer “Beyond VR Ready” products. Touché, ASUS. With its Beyond VR Ready program, ASUS is certifying a huge…..

Corsair Introduces RAPIDFIRE Series For K70, K70 RGB & K65 RGB

Posted on April 21, 2016 1:50 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Press Shot

Are mechanical keyboards with CHERRY MX Red switches still too slow for your twitch reflex actions? Corsair will soon be rolling out a new branch of some of its iconic peripherals in the new RAPIDFIRE range. The three keyboards, the K70, K70 RGB, and K65 RGB, will soon start to get a…..

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