MSI’s New Next Generation Naming Scheme – GAMING 3, GAMING 5, and GAMING 7

MSI have revealed their upcoming line of “GAMING” mainboard.  The GAMING line is designed primarily for PC enthusiast gamers who are seeking to get the most from their hardware and software.  The GAMING boards come in three distinct versions: GAMING 3, GAMING 5 and GAMING 7.   MSI’s Next-generation GAMING motherboards all feature USB Audio …more

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Google Launches New Modular Phone, Project Ara

Google announced that I will launch a modular smartphone platform in early 2015 that lets users pick and change out hardware components as they do with software apps presently.  Google says this plan – Project Ara – is meant to revolutionize the smartphone market.   A Google statement reads: “The smartphone is one of the most …more

Apple Putting More Emphasis On 4K

Apple Putting More Emphasis On 4K

Today, Apple launched a new beta build of OSX 10.9.3. Apple is asking developers to put an emphasis in several key areas, one of which being 4K support and performance. In 10.9.2, Apple had a bit of a slip, with the Windows driver for the GPUs being capable of reaching 60Hz 4K but suffering a …more


TPU Releases GPU-Z version 0.7.8

TechPowerUp has released GPU-Z version 0.7.8! Grab it here if you want to use the latest and greatest version! GPU-Z Version 0.7.8 introduces support for AMD Radeon R9 295X2 “Vesuvius,” R9 M275, HD 7500G, and FirePro W9000. It also adds support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN-Z, GTX 745, GTX 880M, GTX 870M, GTX 860M, GTX …more

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Download Booster Gets Pulled From Galaxy S5

Last month, we posted some of the exciting new features of the flagship phone. Unfortunately, three major US carriers (AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint) are removing one of the coolest pieces of new software: Download Booster. Download Booster was to allow users to combine their WiFi connection with their network data connection to speed up downloads. …more

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AT&T U-verse Expanding Gigabit Networking – GigaPower

North Carolina is inching ever closer to the gigabit milestone thanks to AT&T’s expansion of their fiber network. The expansion is the result of a 3-year $1.6 billion dollar investment in the networking of the central counties.  AT&T boasts the implementation at 10x the speed of any currently available consumer offerings in the area.  Not to …more


What To Do About The Heartbleed OpenSSL Security Bug

There has been a discovery by researchers that has brought to light a serious vulnerability in open-source software called OpenSSL that’s widely used to encrypt web communications. Known as “Heartbleed,” the bug can give hackers access to personal data like credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, and, perhaps most importantly, cryptographic keys—which can allow hackers to impersonate …more

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Nintendo Direct Sheds Light On Upcoming Smash Bros.

Yesterday, Nintendo lifted the curtain on some exciting new elements of the current-gen revision of one of their hottest titles; no doubt hoping to bolster the struggling WiiU. Game Director Masahiro Sakurai walks through the latest Direct which you can see in it’s entirety here. Though no specific launch date is set, Sakurai does inform that …more


Neil Young Launches Ultra-Hi Res Pono Audio Player

A year and a half ago, Neil Young debuted a prototype for an audio player he claimed would revolutionize the digital music industry. Now, the device is finally reaching out to the market. The player is listed with a $399 price tag for when the device goes retail, but the Kickstarter is offering the stock players …more


Windows 8.1 Update Finally Available To Download and Install

This Patch Tuesday significant not only for the last updates for Windows XP and Office 2003, but the fact that it brings the first major update for Windows 8.1. The four security bulletins from Microsoft are relatively minor, so the highlight of the updates rolled our today is most certainly Windows 8.1 Update. All Windows …more


Microsoft Finally Ends Windows XP and Office 2003 Support

Microsoft officially ended support of Windows XP and Office 2003 today, meaning that the software is now basically outdated. The operating system is now 12 years old, so Microsoft is no longer providing security updates that patch holes in the software. The danger now is that hackers who find bugs in XP will be able …more

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card Marketing Campaign

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card Marketing Campaign

The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 video card reviews have been posted and the performance of the card looks to be pretty damn good. AMD’s marketing firm did a rather large marketing campaign for this card with the #2betterthan1 hashtag and sent out fun little items to build up the anticipation for the cards release. They …more

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NVIDIA Shield Now $199 – Android 4.4.2 Update Release Slips

Last month, Legit Reviews informed you that the NVIDIA Shield would be getting a temporary price reduction and that the it would be receiving an update to Android 4.4.2 on April 2nd. It appears that the price cut is very much alive and you can pick an NVIDIA Shield up at Amazon for $199.99 shipped …more


AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Video Card To Debut This Month

AMD has been teasing the launch of what we expect it their upcoming Dual-GPU AMD Radeon R9 295X2 for the past month (1, 2) and we are getting very close to the card being launched. Last month, we were picked up by a couple ‘secret agents’ and we were shown the card and given a …more