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Tough Tested Premieres USB Cable with Circuit Breaker at CES 2016

Tough Tested Premieres USB Cable with Circuit Breaker at CES 2016 Tough Tested has a wide range of products geared for outdoor usage.  Their rugged line includes various cables, portable battery chargers, earbuds, and speakers.  Tough Tested builds their products with durable materials, designed to be chemical resistant, and withstand extreme temperatures.  Tough Tested’s products …more

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FINsix Dart The World’s Smallest Laptop Charger At CES 2016

FINsix Dart The World’s Smallest Laptop Charger Throughout CES, we are seeing chargers that can charge laptops and USB devices at the same time, however they are generally rather large.  A few years ago, FINsix was a small startup, now they are preparing to ship their first ultra small universal laptop charger, the Dart. The Dart …more

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The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2015

For the past five years, Splashdata has published an annual list of the 25 most commonly used passwords that they have derived from millions of stolen passwords over the past 12 months. The 2015 list is the result of over 2 million leaked passwords that have made it online. This list is an attempt to educate people …more

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Microsoft Ending New CPU Support in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

We missed this over the weekend, but last Friday Microsoft Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group, Terry Myerson, wrote a blog post that says Microsoft will no longer be supporting ‘old’ processors for users that are running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. For example, Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel’s upcoming ‘Kaby Lake’ …more


In Win Surprises With New Brushed Aluminum Hardware

In Win Surprises With New Brushed Aluminum Hardware In Win is one of those companies that is continually impressing enthusiasts with their unique designs with implementation of brushed aluminum and tempered glass into their products. Mobile Battery Chargers Occassionally companies diversify their product offerings depending on market demands, this year, In Win is introducing a …more


ECS Is Working to Make the PC World Smaller

ECS Is Working to Make the PC World Smaller ECS was hosing a private suite at CES 2016, while they were showing off some of their LIVA systems, and current motherboards, they were also showing off some of their new innovations and prototypes.  Such as their latest entry into the uSFF market with the LIVA …more


Obama Administration To Invest $4 Billion in Autonomous Cars

“We are on the cusp of a new era in automotive technology with enormous potential to save lives, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and transform mobility for the American people,” said Secretary Foxx, the United States Secretary of Transportation. Only a few short days after his State of the Union address,  The Obama Administration today revealed part of …more

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SF Bay Area Video Game Museum to Reopen February 5, 2016

We just got news that the MADE, the video game museum we’ve reported on previously, reached their Kickstarter goals and are re-opening in their new location in February.  More information follows in the press release below. Videogame Museum Reopens February 5, 2016 Oakland, California – January 15, 2016 – The Museum of Art and Digital …more

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GIGABYTE Launches 5 New X170 and X150 Boards For Intel Xeon CPUs

GIGABYTE Launches 5 New High-End Desktop Motherboards With the and X150 Series Bringing support for the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 Processor and ECC DDR4 Memory Taipei, Taiwan, January 14th, 2016 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to launch a whole new series of High-End Desktop (HEDT) motherboards with …more

AMD Opteron A1100 Server Processor

AMD Opteron A1100 Processors With 64-bit ARM Cores Announced

In 2014 we learned that Advanced Micro Devices would be creating and shipping their first 64-bit ARMv8-A-based Opteron microprocessor code-named ‘Seattle’ in the months ahead. It took AMD nearly two years to bring the Opteron A1100 series to market, but they are ready to bring something other than X86 chips that have been used for years and to release RISC-based IP, …more

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EK Water Blocks Issues Product Recall on EK-XLC Predator CPU Coolers

EK Water Blocks (EKWB) has issued a product recall on the EK-XLC Predator 240 Rev 1.0 and EK-XLC Predator 360 (incl.QDC) Rev 1.0. AIO liquid cpu cooolers. The recall reason is that these units could potentially leak liquid out the water block. Legit Reviews did a full product review on the Predator 240 in September 2015 and recommended …more


GeForce Experience Beta Adds New Streaming Features

NVidia continues to add to the streaming capabilities of GeForce Experience, adding Desktop and Windowed mode capturing along with advanced microphone controls in the latest Beta release of the software, which is only compatible with NVidia GeForce GPU’s.  The ability to switch from Fullscreen to Windowed mode and continue to record could come in handy …more

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MSI Introduces New Gaming Gear at CES 2016

MSI Introduces New Gaming Gear at CES 2016 MSI is focusing on enhancing the gaming experience this year with new peripherals, quad SLI bridges, gaming laptops and upgradable gaming AIO systems.  Let’s take a quick look at a few of MSI’s new gaming gear for 2016. Interceptor DS4200 Gaming Keyboard MSI’s latest keyboard is a …more

ROG Claymore RGB

ASUS ROG Claymore RGB Gaming Keyboard Trailer Released

ASUS has released a teaser video on YouTube showing off the Republic of Gamers Claymore RGB Gaming keyboard’s lighting effects. The Asus ROG Claymore will feature RGB 16.8 million color lighting with Cherry RGM switches along with a detachable keypad. The keypad can operate independently of the keyboard and has full macro programming support. The removable numpad …more