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    Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced two new members in its LIVA mini PC family of systems. The Core and X<sup>2</sup> systems support Windows 7/8.1/10 and ECS says they are the world's first mini PCs to support Cortana, the virtual assistant.

    ECS
    Phone: (510) 226-7333
    Front Side   |    July 29, 2015

    eBay Shuts Down eBay Now Pilot

    Now, eBay will focus efforts on exploring delivery and pick-up/drop-off programs that are relevant to more of its 25 million sellers and cover a larger variety of products.

    Front Side   |    July 29, 2015

    Amazon Competitor Jet Launches

    For $49.99 a year, members can save on virtually everything they buy online; Jet guarantees that members will save at least the cost of membership, or it will refund the difference.

    A new report from Tata Consultancy Services shows that 12% of companies will spend $100 million on the “latest gadgets-gone-gaga trend” this year and 3% will invest at least $1 billion.

    Front Side   |    July 29, 2015

    Google+ To Be Less “Confusing”

    Starting soon, you’ll only need a Google account, not a Google+ profile, to use certain Google products and services, including YouTube and Google Photos.

    LoL Scouter lets players communicate using voice chat and includes a feature that lets users invite teammates to join calls.

    Stagefright vulnerability could allow crackers to remotely execute code on the devices simply by texting a media file to the phone.

    Just take a photo of any plant, and the app will offer up images of possible matches, along with how to take care of it.

    The Department of Defense recently notified Carnegie Mellon it was renewing its contract with the Software Engineering Institute, which focuses on software-related security.

    Front Side   |    July 29, 2015

    G.Skill's Trident Z Extreme Launches With 4000MHz DDR4 Kit

    G.Skill has released the successor to its Trident memory line. The new Trident Z Extreme is a high-end line of DDR4 kits ranging from 2800MHz to an astounding 4000MHz. G.Skill says the Trident Z is the first retail memory kit to break the 4000MHz barrier.

    G.Skill
    Phone: 886-2-2766-7889
    Loading Zone   |    July 28, 2015

    Everything You Need To Know About Windows 10

    There’s too much at stake for most users to jump into Windows 10 with both feet on day one. We take a critical look at the new OS to show you what you’ll get, mention the features that won’t make the transition, and give you an idea of how it performs.

    Front Side   |    July 23, 2015

    EK Announces New Radiator Line: CoolStream CE

    Slovenia-based liquid cooling company EK Water Blocks has announced it's coming out with a new radiator series called CoolStream CE. The new series is the successor to EK's XTC radiator line and is designed to work with the company's EK-Vardar 140mm fans.

    EKWB d.o.o
    Phone: 3-865-909-6610
    Front Side   |    July 21, 2015

    EVGA Releases GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N Edition Starting July 22

    EVGA is releasing a special K|NGP|N Edition of the GTX 980 Ti that is loaded with goodies for overclockers. The cards are pre-binned for ASIC quality at four different levels and price points, allowing users to choose a level that best fits their budget.

    Front Side   |    July 20, 2015

    GIGABYTE Introduces 4K Friendly AIRE M60 Wireless Mouse

    GIGABYTE Introduces 4K Friendly AIRE M60 Wireless Mouse, powered by the latest generation laser engine to support true sensitivity up to 3,200dpi for smooth movement and precise control, making it a perfect companion for 4K computing applications.

    Front Side   |    July 20, 2015

    ADATA Launches XPG 930 Series SSDs For Gamers & Overclockers

    Memory giant ADATA is launching a new series of SSDs in its XPG (Xtra Performance Gear) line. The XPG SX930 models feature a DDR3 DRAM Cache Buffer for speed and enterprise-grade MLC plus NAND flash for reliability. Sizes range from 120GB - 480GB.

    CableMod produces cabling kits, sleeving, connectors, and related accessories for computer modders and people who just like to dress up their systems. The company announced it has added new cabling kits that support the Cooler Master V Series of PSUs.

    Front Side   |    July 17, 2015

    ASUS Adds R9 Fury To Strix Gaming Lineup

    ASUS has announced the new Strix R9 Fury gaming card. The card is based on AMD's Fiji GPU. The ASUS card includes the Direct CU III air cooler with fans that run at 0db if you are not taxing the card, plus other ASUS extras.

    Front Side   |    July 16, 2015

    Intel Inserts Kaby Lake Into Its Processor Roadmap

    During Intel's Q2 earnings call, CEO Brian Krzanich said the difficulties of transitioning to a 10nm production process will cause Cannonlake to be delayed to the second half of 2017. To bridge the gap, Intel will introduce a third 14nm CPU: Kaby Lake.

    Intel Americas Inc.
    Phone: (408) 765-8080
    Front Side   |    July 16, 2015

    Cougar Launches New Flagship Gaming Mouse, The 550M

    Cougar's new 550M gaming mouse is designed for serious gamers. Users can customize up to 21 functions across the six buttons on the mouse, adjust the DPI sensitivity and polling rate, and store preferences in three profiles using 512KB of onboard memory.

    Cougar / COMPUCASE
    Phone: 8-866-356-0606
    Front Side   |    July 15, 2015

    BitFenix Adds New Features To Alchemy 2.0 LED Strips

    BitFenix manufactures cases and system accessories, including LED lighting strips for mods. The company's Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic LED Strips update the original lighting line with new colors and features.

    BitFenix
    Phone: 886-2-8698- 3928
    Front Side   |    July 15, 2015

    Microsoft's Universal Foldable Keyboard Arrives At Stores

    Microsoft announced its Universal Foldable Keyboard is now available online and at Microsoft retail stores for $99.95. The mobile input device works with iOS, Android, and Windows products and powers on automatically when you unfold it for use.

    Microsoft Corp.
    Phone: (425) 882-8080

    CyberPowerPC, one of the larger boutique systems manufacturers catering to computing enthusiasts, is holding a big one-day sales event. The company has slashed prices on many models and is offering tons of value-added upgrades for its July 15 "Mega Sale."

    CyberPowerPC
    Phone: (800) 707-0393
    Front Side   |    July 14, 2015

    SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick Makes Mobile Storage Easy

    Flash storage giant SanDisk is adding to its wireless product family with the Connect Wireless Stick, a USB drive with built-in wireless. All you need is Wi-Fi access and you can store files to the Stick, even when it's in your pocket.

    SanDisk
    Phone: (408) 801-1000
    Front Side   |    July 14, 2015

    Tul Corporation Announces PowerColor R9 Fury 4GB HBM

    Tul Corporation is heaping accolades on the R9 Fury GPU from AMD, calling the chip the "most advanced GPU ever created for PC Gaming." It also is announcing the launch of a new graphics card, the PowerColor R9 Fury 4GB HBM, to harness the R9's power.

    POWERCOLOR
    Phone: 886-2-8698-3000
    Front Side   |    July 14, 2015

    Microsoft Sets Date For Windows 10 Launch

    Microsoft has set the official launch date for Windows 10. The operating system will arrive on July 29, accompanied by a new global advertising campaign and official Windows 10 fan celebrations in 13 cities around the world.

    Microsoft Corp.
    Phone: (425) 882-8080

    GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced another great competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE Z97-Last Hurrah Challenge, to be hosted this July and August on HWBOT.org.

    Front Side   |    July 10, 2015

    IBM Research Alliance Announces Chip Breakthrough

    A research team comprising scientists from IBM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Samsung, and SUNY Polytechnic Institute announced a milestone in semiconductor manufacturing: The team has produced the first processor using a 7nm (nanometer) production process.

    IBM
    Phone: (914) 499-1900
    Front Side   |    July 08, 2015

    DreamHack Digital Festival Heads To Austin, Texas In 2016

    DreamHack, a huge gaming/coding/esports festival that celebrates the digital life, is coming to the U.S. for the first time in 2016. The event is well known in Europe, where it traces its roots back to 1994 in Sweden.

    Front Side   |    July 07, 2015

    Mushkin Launches ECO2 Memory Line

    Mushkin is launching a new line of memory called ECO2 aimed at entry-level overclockers and value-minded gamers. The products in the ECO2 line sport a low profile that makes it easier to fit the modules under oversized CPU coolers.

    Mushkin
    Phone: (800) 569-1868
    Front Side   |    July 07, 2015

    EK releases AMD® Radeon® R9 FURY X Full-Cover water block

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is excited to launch the true single-slot liquid cooling solution for AMD® Radeon® reference design R9 FURY X graphics card.

    EKWB d.o.o
    Phone: 3-865-909-6610
    Front Side   |    July 06, 2015

    Samsung Announces Two 2TB SSD Models: 850 EVO & 850 PRO

    Mass storage on an SSD just got a little more affordable, thanks to two new 2TB SSD models from Samsung. At $1,000 and $800, respectively, the 850 PRO and 850 EVO are priced very competitively, even if they aren't exactly cheap.

    Samsung Electronics America (MSP)
    Phone: (800) 726-7864
    Front Side   |    July 03, 2015

    ASUS Formally Announces Strix GTX 980 Ti

    We first caught a glimpse of the ASUS Strix GTX 980 Ti at COMPUTEX, but now ASUS is formally announcing its new graphics card.

    EVGA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+ is a powerhouse built for overclocking. The graphics card comes with a base clock of 1190MHz and boost clock of 1291MHz and features dual BIOS support.

    Front Side   |    July 01, 2015

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    Front Side   |    July 01, 2015

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    A current snapshot of the world of technology and the tech jobs market.

    System Build   |    July 01, 2015

    CPU System Workshop: A Midsummer LAN's Dream

    In honor of all the intense competition that’s sure to go down at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Tex. this July 23 through 26, we proudly present to you the Battle Box.

    All told, the Battle Box produced very satisfying results in all of our benchmarks. It’s an incredibly well-rounded, not to mention good-looking system.

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