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Hitman Beta PC System Requirements Announced – AMD Gaming Evolved

AMD has partnered with IO Interactive to make Hitman for the PC part of the AMD Gaming Evolved program. This means that Hitman will feature enhanced image quality features as well as  performance optimizations for PC gamers. This means that AMD Eyefinity, ultrawide support, plus super-sample anti-aliasing should be optimized for AMD from day one. Hitman is going to be a DX12 game …more


Oculus Rift Headset & Oculus VR-Ready PC Bundles Start At $1499

We are within a handful of weeks until the first Oculus Rift consumer versions start being shipped and major manufacturers are unveiling their Oculus Ready PCs. This potentially opens the gateway for non-PC gamers and PC gaming enthusiasts (who have yet to make their PCs ready for VR) to blow some of that hard earned …more

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President Obama Seeks 35% Boost In Cybersecurity Funding

President Barack Obama is seeking a 35 percent increase in cybersecurity funding in his 2017 fiscal year budget plan. The President hopes to boost the capability of the federal government to defend itself against cyberattacks. The proposal seeks $19 billion for cyber security across the U.S. government, an increase of $5 billion over this year, according to senior …more

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Sony Now Making Consumer SSDs – SLW-M Series Debuts With Phison S10 Controller

Sony has entered the international SATA III 6Gbps SSD market with a 2.5-inch drive series called SLW-M. The Sony SLW-M SSD series has two drives available right now at two capacity points – 240GB (SLW-MG2) and 480GB (SLW-MG4). The 7mm thick Solid-State Drives are rated as having up to 560 MB/s sequential read and 530 MB/s …more

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Barracuda Networks Kills Copy and CudaDrive

Barracuda Networks offers cloud-connected backup and protection solutions for its customers to address security threats, improve network performance and protect and store their data. In recent years the company has come upon tough times and the stock that was once over $46 a share is now trading below $12. The market capitalization of the company’s …more

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Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012 Version) Free on Origin

Right now, all registered users of EA’s digital distribution platform Origin are being offered free copies of the 2012 release of Need For Speed: Most Wanted as part of the Origin “On The House” promotion, which gives users a window of time to download and own a game for free.  Developed by Criterion Studios, whom most recently …more

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Seagate Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over 3TB Hard Drive Failures

The Seagate Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) has been one of those drives that many enthusiasts know to avoid. Years ago BackBlaze had an intersting blog post about the reliability of hard drives and had enough drives in the sample group to show that some drives failed at a significantly higher rate that others. The same …more


Intel and Qualcomm Team Up For 802.11ad WiFi – 4.6 Gbps WiGig

At CES 2016 we saw TP-Link introduce the worlds first 802.11ad WiGig router, the Talon AD7200, and then we also learned that Acer introduced the worlds first laptop with 802.11ad wireless, the TravelMate P648. Talon AD7200 is a bleeding-edge flagship router that is capable of up to 800Mbps on 2.4GHz, 1733Mbps on 5GHz, and 4600Mbps on …more

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ASUS VivoMini VC65 Is The Smallest PC That Has Four Drive Bays

ASUS recently introduced the VivoMini VC65 series for those looking for a mini computer (sub 2-liter) with a versatile modular design. The ASUS VivoMini VC65 series currently consists of two models; VC65 and VC65R. What makes this PC series unique and really interesting is the face that ASUS claims that it is the smallest mini …more

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Jim Keller Turns Up At Tesla

It appears that famed CPU architect Jim Keller is now employed over at Tesla Motors as Vice President of Autopilot Hardware Engineering. Tesla has confirmed the hire to Electrek in the statement below. Jim Keller is joining Tesla as Vice President of Autopilot Hardware Engineering. Jim will bring together the best internal and external hardware technologies …more

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AMD Talks About VR, Polaris, Radeon R9 Fury X2 and Sonic the Hedgehog at VRLA

Roy Taylor, Corporate Vice President of Alliances for AMD, was one of the keynote speakers at the VRLA Winter Expo. The full video of the keynote presentation has been published by VRLA and is certainly worth a watch if you are interested in VR. Mr. Taylor covered a ton of stuff in his talk, so be sure …more

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NVIDIA GeForce 361.75 Drivers Released For Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Division

NVIDIA has released GeForce 361.75 Game Ready WHQL Drivers and you can download them right now! These are the drivers that NVIDIA GeForce owners should be using when they go to play Rise of the Tomb Raider and Tom Clancy’s The Division (Beta) for the very first time this weekend. This is a big weekend for gamers as the …more

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CPU-Z 1.75 Released With Intel Broadwell-E CPU Support

CPU-Z Version 1.75 has been released and it supports the upcoming Intel Broadwell-E processor series for the Intel X99 platform! If you’ve been patiently waiting for the Intel Core i7-6950X with 10 physical cores and 20 logical threads to come out it looks like the multi-threading beast is close. Rumor has it that current Intel X99 owners …more

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Recommended PC Specs For Tom Clancy’s The Division

Have you signed up or gotten an access code for the closed beta period for Tom Clancy’s The Division game title that begins on January 29th for PC users?  The game is still in development, but the PC system requirements for the beta period have been released. The recommended graphics card for the game title will be a …more