October 1, 2015
Toshiba says its new dynaPad is designed to replicate the natural feeling of writing with a pen on paper with what is the world’s thinnest and lightest 12-inch Windows tablet, measuring just 6.9mm and 1.25 pounds, so it can go anywhere.
Serious gaming deserves a serious monitor. Acer has announced a new 34-inch curved IPS (in-plane switching) display under its Predator gaming brand. The Predator X34 offers 3440x1440 resolution (QHD) at 60Hz and includes two integrated 7W stereo speakers.
MSI puts a full-sized graphics card; support for 6th Generation Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processors; and SSD and Super RAID compatibility into what the company is calling next-generation premium barebones systems designed for gaming enthusiasts.
The Y-300X high-performance, next-generation headset has 60mm drivers for crystal-clear sound and super-amplified bass offering what Thrustmaster says is an “incomparable audio soundscape.”
The Pico C drives are meant for quick access to data, images, and videos. The drives are about the size of a quarter, weigh less than 6 grams, and provide USB 2.0 speeds.
Eurocom announced a new notebook model called Sky X9 that is sure to please the gaming enthusiast. The new notebook includes a raft of high-end tech, including an LGA 1151 socket for Intel's new Core i7 6700K; 64GB of DDR4; and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU.
This time around in The Bleeding Edge Of Software we look at RainMeter, a customization utility for dressing up your computing environment, and BD Rebuilder, a utility that makes it much easier to manage huge Blu-ray media files.
EK Water Blocks has just released a full-cover water block for Intel's 750 series of SSDs, a model that is very popular with enthusiasts. The new EK-FC I750 SSD is EK's first water block built specifically to cool solid-state drives.
ASUS has announced the features it is including on the new ROG Maximus VIII Impact, a powerhouse Mini-ITX motherboard. Despite its small size, the new board includes a full-scale voltage-regulator module to provide more stability when overclocking.
For those of you who are big-time torrenters, we’re featuring a pair of programs that should be right in your wheelhouse, FrostWire and Torch Browser. If you’re still tweaking and customizing your Windows 10 UI, take a look at Stardock’s Start10.
GIGABYTE, the official motherboard sponsor for the Blizzcon 2015 show, has announced the Grand Prize winners of its Heroes Of The Storm Sweepstakes. Three lucky prize winners are getting an all-inclusive trip to the Blizzcon 2015 event.
Gunnar Optiks, maker of eyeware that reduces the eyestrain you can get from staring at a digital screen all day, has introduced a new collection of glasses called 24K. Glasses in the 24K Collection have special gold accents.
Razer has updated its BlackWidow keyboard series and announced the new BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Mechanical keyboard. The company says it redesigned the Ultimate keyboard "from the ground up" with a new feature set aimed at gamers.
Finding the perfect parts for your mod can be time consuming. While MFR sites for individual parts abound, the number of websites that sell a wide range of modding gear is surprisingly small. Now modders have another option in the form of ModMyMods.com.
Bethesda Softworks has announced what the system requirements will be to run its upcoming Fallout 4 release. The next installment of the Fallout franchise is one of the major releases gamers have been anticipating for the 2015 holiday season.
TRENDnet has announced a new outdoor security camera that can run on 2.4GHz wireless N or PoE networks. The bullet-shaped camera has 960p video resolution at night up to 100 feet, thanks to infrared tech, and can handle temps from -22 to 140 degrees.
EVGA is offering to send free graphics card shrouds to users who have purchased one of its GeForce TITAN X, GeForce GTX 980 Ti, or GeForce GTX 980 hybrid cards. There is a limited number of the shrouds and the offer is being made while supplies last.
Microsoft has dabbled in various hardware categories over the years, but is making some heads turn this week by announcing its first notebook computer. The company is now taking pre-orders on the Surface Book, a notebook with detachable screen.
EK Water Blocks announced the first product in a new series of reservoirs called the X4. The new EK-RES X4 250 is a special edition reservoir that holds up to .8 liters of liquid. The body of the reservoir is a glass tube 80mm in diameter.
MSI is bringing out a new headset for gamers. The DS502 7.1 Gaming Headset features enhanced virtual 7.1 surround sound and comes with Cmedia Xear software. The software offers numerous presets, 10-band equalizer, and vibration for more immersive gaming.
The ASRock G10 doesn't look like a typical router. It's design resembles something you might see if you gave a router to a team of modders and asked them to spruce it up a little. It also happens to have built-in tech to talk to IoT devices.
German component maker be quiet! has announced its latest series of cases, the Silent Base 600, is now available. The mostly steel cases hold ATX or smaller motherboards and are available in three color schemes: black, orange, and silver.
Another summer, another great slate of Intel LANFest events. We take a look back at three events that we sponsored (and at which we held our customary mod contests): Laclede’s LAN 15, LANFest Sacramento Summer 2015, and LANFest Colorado 2015.
The Golden Edition of the card will have a solid metal back plate showcasing the golden MSI GAMING dragon, plus a “small surprise” in the accessories box.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow offers several enhancements, including a Doze Mode, easier access to Google Now, Direct Share for photos and links, and a more intuitive way to control ringtone and media volume.
Patriot Memory announced it is adding a faster DDR4 memory option. The Viper 4 3600MHz is a 1.35V dual kit (2x4GB sticks) with timings of 17-18-18-36. The memory comes with a custom red heat shield.
ASUS says overclocker Xtreme Addict has set four new world records using a system based on an ROG Rampage V Extreme motherboard and four Strix GTX 980 Ti graphics cards. Using liquid nitrogen, Xtreme Addict set records in four 3DMark scoring areas.