July 1, 2015
NVIDIA announced it is recalling SHIELD 8-inch tablets sold since July 2014. The company says the batteries in the gaming tablets can overheat and pose a fire hazard. NVIDIA is offering to replace any units returned by consumers.
The U.S. may dominate in lists ranking the fastest supercomputers in the world, but it no longer is home to the world's fastest supercomputer. President Obama wants the U.S. to regain the top spot and build an exascale supercomputer by the year 2025.
G.Skill is updating the Ripjaws memory line with new DDR4 kits called Ripjaws V. The memory will be available in speeds ranging from 2133MHz to 3733MHz and will sport an all-new look, with a new heat spreader design as well as new color schemes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.