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    ECS LIVA X Mini PC- Review

    Introduction   Here we are at the beginning of a new year where we can start fresh on old habits, forgotten projects of days past, and new promises to self and others; it is all about moving forward. Last year ECS released a mini PC kit called LIVA. We were invi...
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    GX Gaming SW-G2.1 2000 Gaming Speakers – Review

    Audio has been a major component of gaming dating all the way back to Pong and Centipede. A good soundtrack and audio reproduction adds to the overall experience of any game just as a bad soundtrack or sub par reproduction can take away from that experience. Discre...
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    Introducing the NZXT DOKO! A Unique Take on PC Streaming

          A PC streaming device that brings you the full functionality of your pc, anywhere in your home.     Los Angeles, CA – DOKO is a PC streaming device that connects to your network and allows you to easily use your PC in the comfort of y...
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    Gigabyte Raptor Gaming Mouse

    With the Raptor gaming mouse, Gigabyte is targeting a rather specific crowd in the gaming world: those who want a claw-style rodent. We don't see many of these, and the Raptor looks sleek and comes with a few interesting features. Not only is it a claw mouse, but it'...
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TRENDnet® Launches Hardened DIN-Rail Switch

TRENDnet® Launches Hardened DIN-Rail Switch TORRANCE, Calif. – January 28, 2015 -TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, announces the availability of the 5-Port Hardened Industrial Gigabit PoE+ DIN-Rail Switch, model TI-PG541-a hardened switch, well suited for industrial PoE applications. “The TI-PG541 opens new installation opportunities for TRENDnet Value Added Resellers,” stated Sonny Su, technology director for TRENDnet. “It physically extends our entire portfolio of PoE IP cameras, access points, splitters, and injectors into a new market segment.” TI-PG541 5-Port Hardened Industrial Gigabit PoE+ DIN-Rail Switch 4 x Gigabit PoE+ (802.3at) ports, 1 x Gigabit port, and 1 x Gigabit SFP slot 120 W full PoE+ power budget (30 W/port) 12 Gbps switching capacity Hardened IP30 rated metal switch with integrated DIN-Rail mount Extreme operating temperature range of -20 to 60 ºC (-4 to 140 ºF) Dual redundant power inputs with overload current protection Alarm output triggered by power failure Rated for shock (IEC 60068-2-27), freefall (IEC 60068-2-32), and vibration (IEC 60068-2-6) Power adapter sold separately (model 48VDC2000) TI-PG541 page: http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=105_TI-PG541 TI-PG541 warranty: 3 year limited TI-PG541 availability: Available from online and retail partners TI-PG541 MSRP: $249.99 About TRENDnet To learn more about and connect with TRENDnet, visit www.trendnet.com/co...


Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 Memory Now Available

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      Boise, ID, and Glasgow, UK, 27 January, 2015 – Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today announced the availability of Crucial® Ballistix® Elite DDR4 memory. Designed to enhance high-performance gaming environments and push performance limits, the new modules deliver introductory speeds starting at 2666 MT/s, and allow users to radically increase bandwidth to 21 GB/s. Ballistix DDR4 memory also delivers up to 40 percent better power efficiency than standard DDR3 memory.*   Ballistix Elite DDR4 memory is optimized for the latest Intel® X99 platforms with support for XMP 2.0 profiles, and features a custom-designed black PCB and anodized aluminum heat spreaders for improved heat dissipation. Supported by the exclusive Ballistix Memory Overview Display (M.O.D.) utility, which provides the ability to read information from the module, including real-time temperature from the integrated thermal sensor, voltages and more, all to aid overclocking efforts. “Ballistix Elite DDR4 introduces a striking new look for us while reducing the memory bottleneck further by delivering faster speeds and bandwidths, improved responsiveness, and enabling increased frame rates,” said Jeremy Mortenson, product marketing manager, Crucial. “Couple all those benefits with the latest X99-based platforms from Intel, and you get one unreal gaming experience.”   “Since its first public demonstration of the technology over two years ...


Club 3D News Week 5 – New products and more

USB 3.0 Active Repeater Cable Tethering your devices up to 15 meters The maximum practical length for the USB 3.0 cable is 3 meters but often certain applications require flexibility when it comes to cable lenght. To lift this lenght barrier, the USB 3.0 Active Repeater cable allows you to extend the USB 3.0 cable far beyond its maximum length. All 3 items will be available by Mid of February 2015. CAC-1401 5 METERS 16 FEET CAC-1402 10 METERS 32 FEET CAC-1403 15 METERS 49 FEET Applications TETHER Tethered shooting is connecting a computer to the camera via the USB port so the pictures you take are downloaded to the computer instead of the memory card. Previewing photos in the field can be quite challenging. The small screen on the back of the camera doesn’t exactly give you a good representation of how well photos are turning out. You can easily tether your camera via USB to see your photos on a tablet, iPad, notebook or even on your workstation PC / Mac. STORAGE Multiple storage devices such as an external hard disk can take a lot of space. With the USB 3.0 Active Repeater Cable you are able to clear your desk space or even secure them in safety cabinet. Noise Most high spec storage devices such NAS or external hard disks include active fans for cooling. The main reason is to ensure data integrity during file transferring between the external hard disk and the host controller. Placing these devices away from your desk or your working environment will improve your comput...


QNAP Announces New Energy-efficient TS-x31+ Turbo NAS Series Powered by ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-core Processor

QNAP Announces New Energy-efficient TS-x31+ Turbo NAS Series Powered by ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-core Processor Taipei, Taiwan, January 22, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the TS-x31+ series Turbo NAS for small and home offices. Embedded with a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM® Cortex®-A15 CPU, the TS-x31+ series provides a powerful yet energy-efficient solution for file storage, sharing and data backup with hardware-accelerated encryption, coupled with the easy-to-use cloud-based Notes Station 2.0, various multimedia applications and more. “For home & small businesses, a powerful, secure yet affordable cloud storage solution is becoming a key investment for improving everyday business workflow,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. “With the TS-x31+ series, users can build a cost-efficient private cloud with ensured security and comprehensive business applications, ” added Hsu. Powered by an energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core 1.4GHz processor, new VFPv4 floating point unit, and 1GB DDR3 RAM with native support for SATA 6Gb/s drives, the TS-x31+ series delivers outstanding transfer and multitasking performance of up to 200MB/s throughput. The enhanced hardware encryption engine provides transfer speeds of over 150 MB/s with AES-256 bit Full NAS Volume Encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive data. Equipped with dual Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-x31+ series supports dual IP settings, p...


Tesoro Debuting RGB Mechanical Keyboards with Individual Key Illumination at PAX South

Tesoro Debuting RGB Mechanical Keyboards with Individual Key Illumination at PAX South Check Out the Spectrum Series Mechanical Keyboards at Booth #1361 January 22, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces attendees of PAX South 2015, January 23 – 25, will be able to check out their yet to be released RGB mechanical keyboard series at Booth #1361. Check out the Latest PC Gaming Gear with Tesoro Tesoro will be showcasing their yet to release Excalibur Spectrum and Lobera Spectrum RGB mechanical keyboards with individual key illumination as well as the Kυνέη.pro True 5.1 gaming headset. Excalibur Spectrum and Lobera Spectrum: the Excalibur and Lobera Spectrum offer customizable individual full color RGB key backlighting featuring numerous programmable LED effects, instant record for every key, on-board memory and the power of N-Key Rollover (NKRO). Kυνέη.pro: With a total of 8 drivers (4 in each ear cup) and fully customizable control of every channel, the Kυνέη.pro immerses the player into the battlefield by providing realistic, directional audio. Game with Tesoro Several gaming stations will be set up at the Tesoro booth for visitors to play the latest PC games. Tesoro invites all to feel the difference in the gaming experience when you game with Tesoro. Win Tesoro Prizes Everyday PAX South 2015 attendees are invited to participate in Tesoro raffle which will be run daily at our booth ...


ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Overclocking Memory Breaks New Record – 4255MHz!

ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Overclocking Memory Breaks New Record – 4255MHz! Performance Uncompromised! Taipei, Taiwan – January 21, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, is honored to announce that its XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Gold Edition computer memory is able to clock up to 4255MHz CL17 when used with an ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme motherboard cooled with liquid nitrogen. This creates a new overclocking world record for production line DDR4 memory! Best Choice for Ultimate Performance! In cooperation with motherboard manufacturers, ADATA strives to achieve the best performance in DDR4 memory compliant with the Intel® X99 architecture. The XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Gold Edition breaks the record with extremely high clock frequency of 4255MHz CL17, impressing both gamers and standard CPU clock users alike with outstanding sustained performance, cooling and stability! XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 overclocking memory keeps stable supply to fulfill the market demand, enabling every overclocker, gamer or enthusiast to pursue the ultimate in performance! World-renowned reporting authority CPU-Z tested and recorded the ADATA Technology XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Gold Edition’s recent record-breaking performance in a controlled laboratory environment. About ADATA ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives, provides complete memory solutions, including memory cards, solid state dr...


Free Windows 10…For a Year?

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If you’re following any of the tech news happening today, then I’m sure you’ve heard something about Microsoft’s Windows 10 event. We’re seeing some cool things coming into focus as more user features are being displayed. The Continuum interface calms the conflict that involves touch screens versus keyboards and mice, Cortana is integrated into everything, and the Spartan browser is looking like it’s going to do some great things for web browsing, but the one bit of news that keeps popping up is the free version of Windows 10 for 7, 8 and 8.1 users. This seems like great news, but I keep sniffing a trap here. Seriously, am I the only one here who feels like the phrase, “for a year” is a very bad sign? In all honesty, I know I’m not the only one, but I do want to share my cautions with the computing community since nobody likes to be blind-sided. A few months back, rumors came out that Microsoft might be looking into a subscription model with the release of Windows 10. The thing was, there wasn’t a whole lot evidence to substantiate that rumor back then and consumers always hope that dissatisfaction with particular announcements cause companies to rethink their stance and sweep things under the rug. However, with the announcement that Windows 10 will only be free for a year makes it very hard to imagine that this will fit in with anything but a subscription fee. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it is very ...


CRYORIG Animated Install Guides Now On Handhelds

CRYORIG Animated Install Guides Now On Handhelds! 21.01.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – CRYORIG, innovator of PC thermal products is always looking for new ways to innovate and improve the user experience. Beginning with the recently announced CRYORIG H7, checking step-by-step installation videos will be as easy as holding your phone up. Most users cannot access the web through their PC when they’re installing a new heatsink. So once you’re stuck on a step while installing, there’s no way to ask for help or check out the manufacturer’s site for tips and tutorials. Now CRYORIG users can just pick up their phone and scan the QR Code on their user manual to be directly linked to a video demonstration. Each step has a separate QR code available that corresponds to the exact video demo of that step. All that’s needed is an Android, iOS or Windows Phone compatible device and working internet connection to view detailed demos on how to install your CRYORIG CPU cooler correctly. CRYORIG Animated Install Guide CRYORIG’s Offizielle Facebookseite About CRYORIG Officially founded in 2013, CRYORIG is a fresh new comer to the PC peripherals and Cooling market with a core team of seasoned veterans. The team’s resumes include experiences with renowned brands such as Thermalright, Prolimatech and Phanteks. The members are overclockers and PC modding enthusiasts, with a passion to strive for nothing but the best. With the long experience and drive for innovation and improvement, ...


Tesoro Technology Collaboration with Team Infused Announced

Tesoro Technology Collaboration with Team Infused Announced Infused Mouse Pad is the first announcement of many Tesoro/Infused products Janurary 20, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products announces an extended contract with Team Infused, a global eSports professional gaming team. Tesoro is pleased to become a main sponsor for Team Infused and is looking forward to an exciting partnership that leads to team branded products that enhance the look and gaming ability of the team and the fans alike. The first Infused branded product that is being announced is the Infused Mouse Pad. Improved Cooperation The Tesoro/Infused partnership is sure to being many new themed products to thrill hard core eSports fans and general gaming enthusiast alike. The new mouse pad is just the beginning; there are soon to be released products too exciting to be mentioned here. Team Infused and Tesoro have been working together since 2014 and this new enhanced partnership is designed to enhance both brands worldwide. Who is Team Infused? Team Infused has been playing local and online eSports since 2005, before eSports was even a thing. Team Infused has participated in Insomnia, DreamHack and MLG, and their most recent offline achievements include: CSGO – i51, Epic.13 & i53 Champions BF4 – i51 Champions Dota2 – i50 Champions LoL – Epic 13 Champions CoD – EGL10 & 11 Champions Infused Mouse Pad Infused Mous...


The Hardware Hound Episode 2

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After a crazy 2014, the Hound is back taking care of business and boy did he have some catching up to do. On this episode, he covers a nuclear reactor disguised as a CPU cooler, some important features on Windows 10, and most importantly, new GPUs from both NVIDIA and AMD. So sit back, enjoy the show and get excited because great hardware news is always good news!





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