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  • General Content

    ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih used a pre-IFA 2015 presentation in Berlin as an opportunity to showcase several new ASUS products, including the ROG GX700. ASUS says the portable powerhouse is the world's first water-cooled gaming laptop.

    Front Side   |    September 02, 2015

    Study Looks At The Energy Efficiency Of Gaming Computers

    How much energy do gaming PCs use? 10 times more than the typical game console, six times more energy than a conventional desktop PCs, or three times more than a refrigerator, according to a study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

    Front Side   |    September 02, 2015

    Toshiba Adds Four HDDs & Two SSDs

    The new HDDs include the X300 (up to 6TB), P300 (up to 3TB), E300 (up to 3TB), and mobile L200 with up to 1TB capacities. The SSDs use Adaptive Size SLC Write cache and include the Q300 Pro (up to 512GB) and Q300 (up to 960GB).

    The Western Digital My Book Pro can handle the most demanding environments, with two 7,200 rpm drives, dual 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports, USB 3.0 compatibility, and three customizable backup configuration options.

    WESTERN DIGITAL
    Phone: (949) 672-7000

    Intel used the occasion of the big IFA trade show in Europe to formally announce its 6th Generation Core processor family. The company had previously released two unlocked Skylake chips for enthusiasts, but now we're officially meeting the other CPUs.

    Intel Americas Inc.
    Phone: (408) 765-8080

    The Radius 12 features 6th Generation Intel Core processors, facial authentication with Windows Hello, a backlit LED keyboard, and five viewing modes.

    Front Side   |    September 02, 2015

    Acer Gives Overview Of Predator Line Of Gaming Products

    Acer provided a complete overview of the new products making up its Predator line for gamers. The lineup includes two desktops, two notebooks, a tablet, and a 35-inch curved display.

    Acer America Corporation
    Phone: (408) 533-7700
    Front Side   |    September 02, 2015

    MSI Adds To Its GAMING Motherboard Lineup

    MSI has new Skylake-based Enthusiast, Performance, and Arsenal GAMING motherboards designed for speed, sound, and stability.

    MSI Computer Corp
    Phone: (626) 913-0828

    GIGABYTE has announced seven new notebooks in its P series. The new notebooks represent the company's full line of gaming laptops, and they will feature sixth generation Intel Skylake processors as well as NVIDIA GTX graphics.

    Front Side   |    September 01, 2015

    Most Americans Lack Understanding Of Computer Memory

    More than 75% of Americans have no idea what computer memory is, according to a recent study conducted by GMI Research for Crucial.com. A good number believe upgrading memory is both expensive and time-consuming.

    Front Side   |    September 01, 2015

    Electronic Arts Reveals Star Wars Battlefront Beta Is On The Way

    One of the big releases that gaming fans are eagerly anticipating for this holiday season is Star Wars Battlefront from EA. The company confirmed today for the first time that a beta for the game will be available, announcing it will come out in October.

    ELECTRONIC ARTS
    Phone: (650) 628-1500
    Front Side   |    September 01, 2015

    Seagate Achieves Milestone In Hard Drive Areal Density

    The company says it can now build hard drives with as much as 2TB in a slim 7mm package thanks to technology that combines new mechanical firmware architectures with state-of-the-art heads, media, and electronic design.

    Seagate Technology Inc. - Main
    Phone: (408) 658-1000
    Front Side   |    September 01, 2015

    Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch To Come In Two Versions

    After what it calls “many years of progressive innovation in the wearables category,” Samsung announced its Gear S2 smartwatch. The Gear S2 will have a unique rotating bezel, 1GHz dual-core processor, NFC technology, and optional 3G connectivity.

    Samsung Electronics America (MSP)
    Phone: (800) 726-7864
    Front Side   |    September 01, 2015

    Google Gets A New Logo & Icon

    Google is showing off a new look today. The company announced on its blog that it had decided to update its logo. There's also a new icon, a capital "G" decked out in the usual Red/Green/Yellow/Blue, that is replacing the lower-case blue "g" icon.

    ASUS Republic Of Gamers has signed on as a sponsor to OverWolf's NVIDIA App Challenge. The App Challenge is a coding contest involving the OverWolf gaming development platform. Entrants are competing for more than $65,000 in prizes.

    Front Side   |    September 01, 2015

    Western Digital Upgrades My Cloud Devices, OS

    My Cloud OS 3 has a simple sync feature and new photo and video capabilities, including a way to access files, photos, and videos via a Web browser or share links. A new version of My Cloud Mirror personal cloud storage devices offer RAID 1 protection.

    WESTERN DIGITAL
    Phone: (949) 672-7000
    Loading Zone   |    September 01, 2015

    PassMark PerformanceTest 8

    PerformanceTest 8 is the latest edition of PassMark Software's benchmarking software suite. Included in the suite are 32 standard tests, plus a host of customizable ones.

    PassMark Software Inc.
    Phone: 6-129-690-0444

    The $149.99 tournament-grade console controller has been validated by pro gamers. It features four multifunction buttons and a quick control panel to create dedicated button layout profiles for different games.

    Razer USA Ltd
    Phone: (760) 579-0180
    Hard Hat Area   |    August 31, 2015

    Peace, Love & Rockets

    Veteran QuakeCon modder Adam "DOHCDragon" Owen used a 3D printer to help create the mod that won the Bethesda/id Software mod category. Owen's "Peace, Love & Rockets" mod played off one of his favorite descriptions of the event.

    Hard Hat Area   |    August 31, 2015

    RevoluTtion

    Marc "marcam923" Molella won the Case Mod category at QuakeCon this year for his stunning copper-based beauty, RevoluTtion.

    Front Side   |    August 31, 2015

    Razer Announces Redesigned Nabu Smartband

    First announced at CES 2014, the Nabu makes it easy to keep up to date and track your activity and sleep. There's a $99.99 version with a private message screen and a $49.99 version with three LEDs.

    Razer USA Ltd
    Phone: (760) 579-0180
    Hard Hat Area   |    August 31, 2015

    VaporPhaze 360

    Modder Zac Glander won the Scratch Build category of the case mod contest at QuakeCon this year. His mod, "VaporPhaze 360," not only provides a 360-degree view of the components inside, but also shows off some impressive engineering.

    Front Side   |    August 31, 2015

    Mobile Antimalware Tech Coming With Snapdragon Processor

    Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 will include Smart Protect technology that can analyze and identify new threats before new signature updates are available.

    Front Side   |    August 31, 2015

    MSI Launches “Overclocking Perfection”

    The new GTX 980Ti Lightning combines groundbreaking technology with proven features such as MSI's TwinFrozr design, SuperPipe heat pipes, and Military Class 4 components.

    MSI Computer Corp
    Phone: (626) 913-0828
    Heavy Gear   |    August 28, 2015

    Can We Tock?

    The new 6th Generation Intel Core desktop processors and Intel’s Z170 chipset represent the perfect platform to take advantage of the latest tech and change the way you game, stream, create, and work.

    Intel Americas Inc.
    Phone: (408) 765-8080
    Front Side   |    August 28, 2015

    Google Hitting Pause Button On Flash

    The search company first announced the plans back in June, offering a setting designed to increase page load speed and reduce power consumption. As of Sept. 1, it will pause Flash content by default.

    Front Side   |    August 28, 2015

    ASUS Adds TUF SaberTooth Z170 Mark 1 To Z170 Motherboard Lineup

    ASUS has added another Z170 motherboard to its product mix. The TUF SaberTooth Z170 Mark 1 sports the exclusive durability and strength features of the TUF brand, such as special armor plating and monitoring elements, as well as other protective tech.

    Front Side   |    August 28, 2015

    Auslogics Updates Its BoostSpeed System Optimizer

    The newest version, 8, has more than 100 improvements, including offline defragmentation, a System Advisor tool that provides advice on what else you can do to improve your PC, and a less restrictive free trial.

    Auslogics Software
    Phone: +612 8088 6395
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