September 1, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Radius 12 features 6th Generation Intel Core processors, facial authentication with Windows Hello, a backlit LED keyboard, and five viewing modes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 will include Smart Protect technology that can analyze and identify new threats before new signature updates are available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.