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Bungie Confirms Destiny 2 Will Feature A New Start With Majority Of Character Data Staying Put

Posted on March 3, 2017 3:36 PM by Rob Williams
Destiny - Vault of Glass Raid Thumb

In an update posted to the official Destiny website, Bungie gives us a preview of the game’s final major content update, and also informs us about some caveats to expect when Destiny 2 drops later this year. First and foremost, Destiny fans have been anxious for many months to learn about the…..

A Quick Look At AMD’s Ryzen CPU Launch

Posted on March 2, 2017 9:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
AMD Ryzen Processor

It’s here, it’s finally here. The months of hype, guessing, heated debates; AMD finally opens up the floodgates for benchmarks to be revealed on its latest CPU launch, Ryzen. The boost in instructions per clock, the doubling of core counts, smaller manufacture process, new architecture, new socket, new I/O, it’s all new,…..

Oculus Shaves $200 Off Rift & Touch Controllers

Posted on March 2, 2017 8:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Oculus Rift Plus Touch Controllers

While it’ll still make a rift in your wallet, Oculus has dropped the price of its Virtual Reality head mounted display, the Oculus Rift, by a cool $200 when bought with a pair of (essential) touch controllers. This works out to a rather impressive 25% off its launch price. Not only that,…..

ADATA Adds The XPG SX950 SSD To Its Arsenal

Posted on March 1, 2017 10:00 AM by Robert Tanner
SX950

ADATA is no stranger to SATA SSDs with an extensive catalog of models to choose from. We were impressed by the super budget-friendly SP550 and are currently finalizing a review of the midrange SU800, but that leaves out still more options like the SP900 and SU900. Deciding there wasn’t enough choices, ADATA is…..

NVIDIA Showcases Faster Than Titan X $699 GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Posted on February 28, 2017 11:19 PM by Jamie Fletcher
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - Angled

It was speculated for a while, but it’s finally here. NVIDIA at the GDC 2017 event finally shows off the specifications for the much-anticipated GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, the hyped up version of its top-end GTX 1080. Sporting the usual mix of bumped clocks and more cores, there are a couple of…..

AMD At GDC Talks Publisher Support, Epic’s Forward Rendering In VR & Radeon RX Vega

Posted on February 28, 2017 3:37 PM by Jamie Fletcher
AMD Capsaicin GDC 2017 Intro

AMD is having a busy year, not only with hardware launches, including Ryzen and Vega, but also in the developer space, getting that hardware to work at optimum efficiency. One of the key focus areas right now, is VR development. At its Capsaicin live stream event held at GDC, AMD talks about…..

Raspberry Pi Zero W Launched: $10 Pi With Wireless Built In

Posted on February 28, 2017 7:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Raspberry Pi Zero W Feature Image

For the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s fifth birthday since the launch of the first Pi Model B, a new Pi has been released that will usher in a new wave of extremely small compute projects. Just over a year ago, the original Raspberry Pi Zero was launched, not much bigger than a thumb…..

Sony’s New SF-G SDXC Memory Cards Can Write At Up To 299MB/s

Posted on February 27, 2017 9:05 AM by Rob Williams
Sony 128GB SF-G SDXC 299MBs Write Memory Card

If you’re looking to capture high-resolution video and refuse to let the storage become a bottleneck (no one could blame you), Sony’s brand-new SF-G series is worthy of note. The cards will be available in densities of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB, and offer freedom-inspiring read speeds of 300MB/s, and write speeds of…..

Cloudflare Exposes Sensitive Data In Massive Cache Leak

Posted on February 24, 2017 3:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Cloudbleed Logo

In probably the biggest security breach that’ll happen this year, web cache service Cloudflare has been leaking text messages, cookies, passwords, IP addresses and other sensitive data for the last few months (the issues were only just brought to light). Exposed by Google engineer Tavis Ormandy, the now dubbed Cloudbleed bug was…..

NVIDIA Teases ‘Ultimate GeForce’ Announcement To Coincide With GDC

Posted on February 23, 2017 7:29 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA 'Ultimate GeForce' Teaser

If you pay a visit to NVIDIA’s website right now, you’ll be greeted to a splash page that teases ‘Ultimate GeForce’ with a countdown timer. When that timer finishes, it’ll be Tuesday, the 28th, 7PM PST (10PM EST). So of course, the big question is: what in the heck is going to…..

ASUS Opens Pre-Orders On AM4 Motherboard SKUs Ahead Of AMD’s Ryzen CPU Launch

Posted on February 22, 2017 4:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
ASUS Crosshair VI Hero Ryzen Board

With some of the details finally coming out from AMD over its latest and most anticipated CPU launch since Athlon 64, its partners are already offering up pre-orders on the new AM4 socket and motherboard platform to go with the Ryzen launch. One such partner is ASUS. After some four years, AMD…..

AMD Divulges Ryzen Information You’ve All Been Waiting For

Posted on February 22, 2017 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Processor

It’s a secret to no one who follows the PC hardware industry that AMD is about to launch its most ambitious processor series in a decade in the form of Ryzen, and finally, we’re able to share some of the information you’ve been craving. Well, if you haven’t seen it in leaks…..

The FCC Would Love For Everyone To Have FM Radio Access On Their Smartphones

Posted on February 17, 2017 12:06 PM by Rob Williams

You might not even realize it, but that smartphone in your hand probably contains an FM radio which would allow you to listen to local stations, and more importantly, receive important alerts in the event other communications services go down. Despite that, many smartphones do not actually include a way to listen…..

Bill Gates Thinks Robots That Replace Human Workers Should Be Taxed

Posted on February 17, 2017 11:17 AM by Rob Williams
Bill Gates on Taxing Robots

In a new Quartz video, Bill Gates makes a suggestion that on one hand, seems obvious, but on the other, isn’t one most people would have even thought of. A big worry right now is that robots are going to be replacing jobs en masse in the future, leaving people scrambling to find…..

USPS Loses $7,500+ Worth Of PAL Super Nintendo Games Destined For Digital Preservation

Posted on February 15, 2017 12:00 PM by Rob Williams
Higan - Secret of Evermore

If you think you’ve experienced shipping hassles in the past, you need to hear this story out. A couple of weeks ago, the United States Postal Service managed to lose a very heavy package containing 100 PAL-region SNES games, valued at $7,500 or greater. This story could act as a lesson to…..

AMD, NVIDIA Release GPU Drivers To Support For Honor, Sniper Elite 4

Posted on February 14, 2017 1:27 PM by Rob Williams
For Honor

Hot on the heels of the release of Ubisoft’s action fighter For Honor and Rebellion’s tactical shooter Sniper Elite 4 comes some brand-new driver releases from both AMD and NVIDIA. AMD’s ReLive Edition 17.2.1 is said to improve For Honor performance by up to 4%, and Sniper Elite 4 performance by 5%…..

Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg Loses Disney & YouTube Support After Antisemitic Prank

Posted on February 14, 2017 11:31 AM by Rob Williams
PewDiePie

If you’re interested in how you can lose support from both Disney and YouTube in the span of just a few hours, look no further than Felix Kjellberg, aka: PewDiePie. Kjellberg is no stranger to controversy, and in fact he seems to thrive on it. No doubt that’s the reason he’s managed…..

Intel Core i7-7740K, i5-7640K, And 14nm Coffee Lake Rumored For 2H’17

Posted on February 13, 2017 11:33 AM by Robert Tanner
Intel Moore's Law - 8th Gen Core Processors

With all the AMD rumors “Ryzen” to the surface lately it is easy to miss a bunch that are cropping up over on the blue side of the fence. At the top of the list, CPCHardware (French) claims Intel is cooking up some new chips to bolster its Kaby Lake offerings launched just…..

EVGA Infuses Its Latest GeForce GPUs With iCX Technology

Posted on February 10, 2017 6:30 PM by Robert Tanner
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 iCX Edition

Don’t be fooled, iCX is not just another overblown marketing name for yet another aftermarket cooler! iCX enabled cards feature no less than nine thermal sensors spaced around to cover the GPU, VRAM, and VRM areas of the graphics card. These sensors can be monitored in EVGA’s Precision software and OSD, and…..

The Excitement Builds: Leaked AMD Ryzen Pricing Hits The Web

Posted on February 10, 2017 11:27 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Processor

I think it’s safe to say that a lot of people are seeping excitement out of their pores for AMD’s Ryzen series of processors. Fortunately for the world at large, the wait to get a chip in your hands isn’t going to be long, with the first Ryzen models expected to hit…..

NVIDIA Looking For VR Projects To Be Featured At GTC 2017

Posted on February 10, 2017 10:27 AM by Rob Williams
GPU 2016 - VR Content Showcase

The 2017 iteration of NVIDIA’s US-based GPU Technology Conference is set to take place May 8 – 11, and like last year, there’s going to be a huge emphasis on VR content. That being the case, NVIDIA is once again holding a competition that will see 10 VR startups compete against each…..

NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet (Original & K1) Updated To Android 7.0

Posted on February 9, 2017 2:59 PM by Rob Williams

SHIELD tablet owners, rejoice! Up to now, it hasn’t been made too clear whether or not either the original SHIELD tablet or its K1 update would ever receive Android 7.0, but the answer to that question has been answered mere hours ago. The introduction of Android 7.0 ‘Nougat’ is the biggest part…..

Breaking From Tradition, E3 To Offer 15,000 Paid Passes To The Public

Posted on February 8, 2017 5:55 PM by Rob Williams
E3 2017 Promo - Ubisoft

The Electronic Entertainment Expo – AKA: E3 – has long been an event that the gaming community at large has had great interest in, although thanks to the fact that it’s catered only to press and analysts, the general public has never been able to get inside. At least easily. In 2017,…..

Why Do So Many Companies Not Care About Strong User Account Security?

Posted on February 7, 2017 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
Aeroplan Square Logo

Companies that seem to not care too much about user security is a major pet peeve of mine, and after updating a password on a certain website this morning, I wound up feeling compelled enough to rant about it. So here we are. Aeroplan is a flight rewards program like many others,…..

Steam Profile Exploit Enabling Phishing Attacks Is Making The Rounds

Posted on February 7, 2017 12:24 PM by Rob Williams
Rob's Steam Profile

Valve’s Steam service is no stranger to exploits, but the latest to be discovered is of a severe enough nature to warrant its own warning. According to one of the moderators at Steam’s subreddit, an exploit is making the rounds that directly involves user profiles, in addition to specific community pages. As…..

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