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Class Action Suit Filed Against Advanced Micro Devices

A class action suit has been filed against AMD on behalf of investors who purchased Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) common stock between October 27, 2011 and October 18, 2012. The complaint says that AMD violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by saying that their Llano APU was doing good at one point in time …more


ASUS VG248QE Display NVIDIA G-Sync Upgrade Kit Now Available

Do you own the ASUS VG248QE monitor? For a limited time, NVIDIA has made available a G-Sync upgrade kit direct that you can install yourself in about 30 minutes. Once installed, your monitor will be transformed into a smooth gaming G-Sync enabled monitor.  It should be noted that the doing the mod will eliminate your …more


Intel Finished $5.2 Billion Fab 42 In Arizona Last Year, But It Remains Empty

This week the news crew at Arizona Republic ran a story about how chip giant Intel was leaving vacant a massive new $5.2 Billion computer-chip factory in Chandler, Arizona. The fab was to begin operations on a process that would allow the chipmaker to create transistors at a size of 14 nanometers at the beginning …more

Details of New Samsung Galaxy S5 Confirmed

Details of New Samsung Galaxy S5 Confirmed

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 is loaded with new features and some ridiculous product specifications.  Before we get inside the phone, the first thing that Samsung is offering is two different models.  One comes in metal and the other in plastic, however the hardware in both will be identical.  The metal version of the phone …more

CES 2014: Powercolor AMD R9 290X Liquid Cooled & PCS+ R290X Graphics Cards

CES 2014: Powercolor AMD R9 290X Liquid Cooled & PCS+ R290X Graphics Cards

Powercolor was on hand at CES 2014 and were showing off some of their new products there. The one I found most interesting was their water cooled R9 290X. I don’t doubt that water cooling a AMD R9 290X will dramatically lower the temperatures and improve the performance. They weren’t limited to the Liquid Cooled …more


U.S. Appeals Court Kills Net Neutrality and Sides With Verizon

A federal court on Tuesday overturned the Federal Communications Commission’s network-neutrality regulations, dealing a blow to the Obama administration’s effort to ensure the openness of the Internet. The rules were a campaign promise from Obama in 2008 and were the signature achievement of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who stepped down last year. But the three …more


Valve Launches SteamVR Beta For The Oculus Rift

Did you know that the most recent Steam Client Beta steam now supports an experimental VR mode for Oculus Rift owners? Valve has launched a new experimental mode for Steam that integrates virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. If you own an Oculus Rift dev kit you can try it out by starting Steam with “-vr” …more


ADATA Shows Off XU41 Mini SSD, SF-3700 Driven 2TB SSD, DDR4 and New XPG Colors

We stopped by the ADATA hotel suite at CES 2014 and we stopped by to see what they were showing off this year. We were impressed by how much ADATA had to offer, so we’ll be focusing on their SSD and DRAM solutions today! One of the really neat things that ADATA had on display …more


Kingston Shows Off 384GB of DDR4 2133MHz Memory at CES 2014

Intel is expected to bring out server solutions that use DDR4 memory later this year and we saw a number of companies showing off their DDR4 memory kits on Intel development platforms. The new DDR4 memory has been under development for more than five years and is expected to bring higher performance and a reduction …more

ECS Mini Lake

CES 2014 – ECS Displays Bay Trail Motherboards, and Mini Lake System

At CES 2014, ECS showed us their latest Intel Bay Trail motherboards.  The BAT-I and the low profile version, the BAT-TI. If those aren’t small enough for you, they also have their Mini Lake system.  Smaller than the Intel NUC, doesn’t mean they will sacrifice hardware.  It will have 2GB of DDR3L memory, 32GB or …more


Aorus X7 Gaming Notebook – Thin, Light, & Huge Performance

Aorus is debuting a sleek new gaming laptop at CES 2014 this week. The Aorus X7 is one of the thinnest and most powerful laptop out there now, which is saying something about the design work that went into it. At the heart of the X7 is an Intel Core i7 processor and is backed …more


Acer’s New CEO Puts Some Blame on Ultrabooks For Annual Losses

 Acer is expected to post a third-straight annual loss, but has plans to build on its hardware background to turn the company around, Chief Executive Officer Jason Chen said. The company’s largest mistake according to their CEO was to invest too early in Intel Ultrabookthin as well as touch-screen technology at a time when the …more


Kingston Shows Off HyperX 2400MHz Performance SO-DIMMs at CES 2014

For years SO-DIMM (small outline dual in-line memory module) memory modules were used exclusively used in systems with limited space, such at notebooks. In recent years we have started to see some Mini-ITX motherboards, NAS servers and even custom small form factor PCs like the Intel NUC and Gigabyte BRIX using SO-DIMMs. With higher-end desktops …more

NVIDIA 4K Surround Demo

NVIDIA G-Sync Demonstrated on 4K Monitor For The First Time At CES 2014

NVIDIA had a large presence at CES 2014 and we were particularly interested in what they had on display when it came to gaming at 4K Ultra HD resolutions. NVIDIA also custom modded an ASUS PQ321Q 4K Monitor with NVIDIA G-Sync to show off how they can make Ultra HD Gaming (3840×2160) look incredible! We’ve …more