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    GIGABYTE Hosts X99 CHAMPION CHALLENGE on HWBOT.org

    GIGABYTE Hosts X99 CHAMPION CHALLENGE on HWBOT.org Tweak your GIGABYTE X99 Systems for Big Cash Prizes     City of Industry, California, April 20th, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announce...
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    Phanteks PH-TC12LS & PH-TC14S CPU Cooler Reviews

    Introduction Phanteks has recently started to branch out with more products to add to their already popular name; they have set a standard in the cooling market with some of today’s top performing air coolers. The quality and superb performance reputation they ...
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    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400MHz Review

    The Ballistix performance series memory has proven popular for their stock performance, overclock-ability, quality and the ever changing style employed by Crucial. Recently we had the pleasure of reviewing the DDR4 Ballistix Elite 2666MHz kit, these featured beautifu...
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    HyperX Fury Pro Gaming Mouse Pad (420mmx500mm)

    Introduction HyperX, a division of Kingston technologies, has started to step up its game in the accessories department. The popular memory and storage manufacturer has expanded it wings and is now bringing additional accessories to the table, adding to its gaming pr...
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GIGABYTE Hosts X99 CHAMPION CHALLENGE on HWBOT.org

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GIGABYTE Hosts X99 CHAMPION CHALLENGE on HWBOT.org Tweak your GIGABYTE X99 Systems for Big Cash Prizes     City of Industry, California, April 20th, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced another great competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE X99 CHAMPION CHALLENGE, to be hosted this May on HWBOT.org. This new challenge gives the community a chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE X99 platform by tweaking both the CPU and graphics side of things. By participating, overclockers have the chance to win $2,800 USD in cash prizes and some exciting hardware, including the leader of them all, the X99-SOC Champion!   Attention overclocker nation. You have until May 1st 2015 to get your platform ready and jump in to become the X99 Champion! To make your way up to the grand prize of $1,500 USD, you’ll have to collect the most points by submitting your best scores in 6 different stages designed to test both your CPU and Graphics card overclocking skills. Do you feel up to the challenge? Good luck to all!!   How to win Points will be given to the top ranking scores in each stage. The top 3 participants with the most points at the end of the challenge will win cash prizes. You also have the chance to win some great hardware via 3 lucky draws. Lucky Draw #1 will be rewarding participants that submitted scores with temperatures set above 25 Celsius, Lucky Draw #2 will...


CYBERPOWERPC Delivers Trinity Gaming PC With Other-Worldly Form, Fashion and Function

CYBERPOWERPC Trinity Gaming PC Delivers Other-Worldly Form, Fashion and Function  Radical Triple Blade Design is not Just Eye Candy, It’s a Performance Beast   CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA (April 21, 2015) – CyberPower Inc., www.cyberpowerpc.com, a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, gaming laptops, and performance workstations, today announced it is taking orders for its Trinity gaming PC, a striking new concept in gaming PC design that splits the common hulking tower enclosure into three distinct “blades.”   The CYPOWERPC Trinity is both an exercise in radical case design and a case study on the benefits of component compartmentalization. While the case defies imagination, there is a method to the madness of segregating certain components from others in order to dissipate heat while not sacrificing performance.   Split into three blades, the Trinity is designed to individually provide maximum cooling capacity to the major heat-generating components in the system. The tri-point design of the Trinity allows for powerful configurations in this striking chassis. The chassis supports the biggest and highest-output power supplies, as well as the longest and most powerful graphics cards. Support is also included for 120mm liquid cooling for the CPU.   The “Performance Blade” houses the graphics card that allows the Trinity to rip through the latest games. It supports full-length graphics cards, including the NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X and AMD Radeon R...


BIOSTAR releases the Hi-Fi B85S1 Motherboard

BIOSTAR brings out the Small but Powerful Hi-Fi B85S1 Motherboard April 20th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – The newest motherboard based on Intel B85 single chip architecture by BIOSTAR is ready to work hard, play hard and fit in. The Hi-Fi B85S1 supports Intel’s 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the 1150 package and is value designed in a Micro ATX form factor with 2 channel DDR3 slots for 16GB, enough to handle any modern computing requirements and be usable in small or tight spaces. BIOSTAR’s Hi-Fi B85S1 delivers a business-rich option at a value price compared to the other companies. The Hi-Fi B85S1 features BIOSTAR innovative Hi-Fi technology, a built-in powerful headphone amplifier and Super LAN Surge Protection which enhances Ethernet protections. Being an Intel B85 chipset based system, it comes with features like Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST), for faster system boot and shorter application load time, and Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA), which delivers business-centric security protection, such as after-hours virus scans and data backup, and blocks recognition of unwanted USB drives and Intel’s Smart Connect Technology. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B85S1 also perfectly fills entertainment needs with support for Direct3D 11.1 and HDMI. It has Blu-ray audio and provides a higher audio output of 24 bit/ 192KHz rather than 16 bit/48KHz from typical motherboards. In addition, the Hi-Fi B85S1 is the first to embed the “Double Hi...


Phanteks PH-TC12LS & PH-TC14S CPU Cooler Reviews

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Introduction Phanteks has recently started to branch out with more products to add to their already popular name; they have set a standard in the cooling market with some of today’s top performing air coolers. The quality and superb performance reputation they have built, helps keep the air cooling market competitive and creates a leveled playing field with other top contenders like Noctua, be quiet!, NZXT and Cooler Master. In the past, we have seen some pretty unique air coolers from Phanteks. With features from beefy tower style coolers to color matching heatsinks, Phanteks has a style that fits everyone’s needs. Today…we are going to be looking at 2 new coolers that not only looks aesthetically pleasing, but have a price point that can fit anyone’s budget. We have for you today the Phanteks PH-TC12LS and Phanteks PH-TC14S.   About Phanteks “Phanteks was founded from a group of engineers with a total of 20 years of international experience in thermal solutions. They paired up with a Dutch design team and established Phanteks in 2007. Phanteks venture into the CPU cooling industry with two goals in mind, high-end quality and innovative products in thermal solutions. As a relatively young company, we strive to develop top quality and superior products. Our Phanteks Design Team is situated in the Netherlands and consists of creative researchers, designers and developers whose only desires are to bring the latest cutting edge technology to yo...


 

Wellness and Eye Care Take Center Stage with the 24” Philips SoftBlue Monitor

Wellness and Eye Care Take Center Stage with the 24” Philips SoftBlue Monitor Anti-blue light technology eliminates emissions of harmful blue-light to reduce the impact on eyes without sacrificing color quality Fremont, California – April 16, 2015 – Today EPI announces the availability of the 24” Philips Soft Blue display (247E6BDAD) which uses Anti-blue light technology to protect users against the damaging effects of blue light from LED-backlit computer screens. With people spending more time than ever interacting with digital devices, continuous blue light exposure through extended screen time poses a potential risk of long-term damage to eyesight. The Philips SoftBlue monitor is now available on Amazon.com for $170. Blue light, the end of the visible portion of the color spectrum (380-450 nm), is made of high-energy waves. These waves are strong and penetrating. Blue light radiates from computer monitors, smart phones, and tablets. Consumers spend hours a day in front of their screens working and socializing, however screen time comes with side effects. Headaches, eyestrain and eye fatigue are common complaints after working on a computer for an extended period of time. The Philips SoftBlue display reduces eye fatigue by eliminating 90 percent of blue light at harmful wavelengths, helping to mitigate the negative impact on eyes and improve well-being. Unlike software-based approaches, the SoftBlue display works using a new technology which changes the peak of t...


Enjoying spring – 3 tips for less stress and more productivity at work

Enjoying spring: 3 tips for less stress and more productivity at work Amsterdam, 16 April 2015 – Spring! Finally, the days are getting longer again and the weather is getting warmer. Most people want to go outdoors and try to make the best out of bright evenings. But already a new email is pops up, a colleague is still waiting for a return call and a document also needs to be finished. In these moments, many wish the day had 30 hours. However, having more time is often not the only solution. Frequently, it is the little things that already help to make work less stressful and more effective. MMD, a leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, gives advice on how to make your day more productive and use time efficiently: Tip 1: Make room and organise To regain a better overview on upcoming work and the necessary materials for it, it helps to clean up your desk – this also applies to your PC desktop. Next to moving unused files into a folder or the recycle bin, the right equipment also helps. On a monitor with a large format, multiple windows can be well-organised next to each other. This allows you to see more information at a glance, hence making better sense of complex information from multiple sources and helping complete tasks faster. For example the Philips BDM4065UC offers vast 40 inches – plenty of room to spread out.   Moreover, one large display can replace a dual-monitor configuration which is today commonly used for data-inte...


TRENDnet® Demonstrates a Compact Two Megapixel Endless PTZ Camera

TRENDnet® Demonstrates a Compact Two Megapixel Endless PTZ Camera TORRANCE, Calif. – April 15, 2015 -TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, from ISC West 2015 demonstrates the Outdoor 2 MP Full HD 1080p PoE+ IR Mini Speed Dome Network Camera, model TV-IP430PI. This compact outdoor rated Full HD 1080p speed dome camera features advanced infrared technology.  “The TV-IP430PI is a nice addition to our endless PTZ camera portfolio,” stated Sonny Su, technology director for TRENDnet. “It’s small, offers 64x combined zoom with autofocus, and features excellent night vision with a 30 meter (100 foot) rating.” TV-IP430PI Outdoor 2 MP Full HD 1080p PoE+ IR Mini Speed Dome Network Camera Full 1080p HD 2 Megapixel resolution at 30 fps in the space saving H.264 compression format Endless 360° PTZ 64x zoom factor: 4x optical zoom, 16x digital zoom, and autofocus Night vision up to 30 meters (100 ft.) Outdoor IP66 weather rating Built for extreme environments with an operating temperature range of -30 – 65 °C (-22 – 149 °F) Digital WDR optimizes high contrast lighting environments Record video to a Samba client or to a Micro SD card (up to 32 GB sold separately) IPv6 and ONVIF support Separate mounting bracket required-TV-HC400, TV-HW400, TV-HP400, or TV-HN400 Requires power from a PoE switch or other PoE device Live video to a mobile device with a free iOS® and AndroidT app Complimentary pro-grade so...


TRENDnet® Launches Video Analytics and License Plate Recognition Add-On Software

TRENDnet® Launches Video Analytics and License Plate Recognition Add-On Software TORRANCE, Calif. – April 14, 2015 – TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, from ISC West 2015 launches video analytics and license plate recognition add-on software modules for TRENDnet Luxriot VMS software.TRENDnet Luxriot VMS software offers advanced camera management, recording, search, and playback functionality. It supports all TRENDnet cameras and over 3,000 other cameras from over 100 brands. It’s compatible with Windows and Windows Server operating systems and features Run as Service support. Four TRENDnet Luxriot VMS software packages are available: 4-Channel (TV-VMS004), 9-Channel (TV-VMS009), 16-Channel (TV-VMS016), and Unlimited-Channel (TV-VMS999) solutions. “Video analytics and license plate recognition add-on software increases the potential applications of our TRENDnet Luxriot VMS software,” stated Sonny Su, technology director for TRENDnet. “The add-on solutions are easily integrated and configured.” TRENDnet Luxriot Analytics Add-On Modules TRENDnet Luxriot Analytics add-on modules enhance surveillance by monitoring and reporting the associated behavior of people, vehicles, and objects. Common applications include intruder/perimeter protection, theft detection, vehicle monitoring, crowd management, abandoned object recognition, and pedestrian/vehicle counting. Add-on module to TRENDnet Luxriot VMS sof...


TRENDnet® Displays Three Megapixel Bullet Camera with Advanced Night Vision

TRENDnet® Displays Three Megapixel Bullet Camera with Advanced Night Vision TORRANCE, Calif. – April 14, 2015 -TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, from ISC West 2015 demonstrates the Outdoor 3 MP Full HD 1080p PoE IR Network Camera, model TV-IP312PI. This outdoor rated bullet camera features 3 Megapixel resolution, advanced night vision image quality, and a night vision rating of up to 50 meters (164 feet).   “If cutting-edge night vision image quality and high definition resolution are at the top of your camera list, then take a look at our TV-IP312PI,” stated Zak Wood, director of global marketing for TRENDnet. “This camera is well suited for night vision facial recognition and other high pixel applications.” TV-IP312PI Outdoor 3 MP Full HD 1080p PoE IR Network Camera Record 3 Megapixel HD video (2048 x 1536) at 20 fps in a space saving H.264 compression format (or 2 MP 1080p @ 30 fps) Advanced infrared technology creates a more balanced night vision illumination field and reduces overexposure of close objects in the center of the viewing field-common with standard night vision cameras Night vision up to 50 meters (164 ft.) Improved image quality in high contrast lighting environments with Digital Wide Dynamic Range technology Built for extreme environments with an IP66 weather rating and an operating temperature range of -30 – 65 °C (-22 – 149 °F) Integrated articulated mounting bracke...


Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400MHz Review

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The Ballistix performance series memory has proven popular for their stock performance, overclock-ability, quality and the ever changing style employed by Crucial. Recently we had the pleasure of reviewing the DDR4 Ballistix Elite 2666MHz kit, these featured beautifully crafted all black industrial heat spreaders with lines so rigid they invoked the presence of the Military Elite. This time around we will be looking at the latest addition to the Ballistix family, the Ballistix Sport LT. These should land right between the Sport model and the higher end Elite kits, hopefully netting us the best of both worlds, tighter timings and high clocks


 



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