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AMD’s Mantle vs DirectX: The Benchmarks

Posted on 03 November 2014

How does Mantle stack up against DirectX in certain games? Find out here! AMD has been partnering up with as many video game developers as it can to incorporate its Mantle API. From Crytek to Robert Space Industries, AMD is slowly making the rounds. Games such as Battlefield 4 and Thief allow users to switch […]

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Android Climbs Over Peak, Nabs 84 Percent Share of Smartphone Market

Posted on 03 November 2014

Where’s the ceiling for Android? Just when you thought Android might have peaked in terms of market share, BAM, it rises again. According to the latest data from Strategy Analytics, Android climbed to an 83.6 percent share of the global smartphone market in the third quarter of 2014, up from 81.4 percent during the same […]

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Internet Archive Plugs 900 Classic Arcade Games into Your Browser

Posted on 03 November 2014

No quarters required It used to be that if you wanted to waste some time at work, you fired up Minesweeper, Solitaire, or my personal favorite, SkiFree. Boy have times changed. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet and the efforts of the Internet Archive, time wasting just got a whole hell of a lot […]

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Google’s Nexus 9 Tablet is Now Available to Pre-Order

Posted on 03 November 2014

Meet the iPad’s nemesis Tis the season of new tablet launches. First Apple rolled out its iPad Air 2, then Amazon announced a new line of Fire HD slates, and now Google is getting in the game with the Nexus 9, it’s new line of Android 5.0 Lollipop tablets that are now available to pre-order […]

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Acer Expands V Nitro Black Edition Laptop Series to Include a 4K Model

Posted on 03 November 2014

Hello Acer, have we met? We don’t typically associate Acer with premium level gear, though the company’s new V Nitro Black Edition laptop line may change that perception. First introduced in late September, Acer is now offering a V Nitro Black Edition laptop with a 4K Ultra HD (2840×2160) IPS display, upgraded from the Full […]

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Patriot’s Supersonic Bolt XT Flash Drive Line is Super Secure

Posted on 03 November 2014

Rugged and secure storage Security’s become a sensitive subject ever since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the U.S. government’s spying shenanigans, and if you don’t fancy wearing a tinfoil hat, you might be interested in Patriot Memory’s latest storage device. To begin with, Patriot’s new Supersonic Bolt XT flash drive family […]

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Dell Begins Selling $200 Venue 8 Pro 3000 Windows 8.1 Tablet

Posted on 03 November 2014

Not the cheapest entry-level Windows device Dell has quietly begun selling a new 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet. Part of the Venue 8 Pro family the company introduced last year, this latest 8-incher from Dell is not unlike other 8- and 7-inch Windows tablets currently on the market. For instance, it packs the same Intel Bay […]

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Microsoft Now Offering $50 Discount on Xbox One

Posted on 03 November 2014

Holiday season offer applies to both console and bundles Sony’s Playstation 4 has been continuously outselling Microsoft’s Xbox One ever since the two eighth generation consoles first went on sale in November 2013. Even Microsoft’s decision to offer the Xbox One sans the Kinect has been largely ineffective in reversing this trend. Things are so […]

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Intel Settles Pentium 4 Benchmark Manipulation Class Action Lawsuit

Posted on 02 November 2014

Too little, too late As hard as it may be to believe now, Advanced Micro Devices once presented a serious threat to Intel’s dominance of the PC microprocessor market. However, if you invested in a first-generation Pentium 4 processor (codenamed Willamette) between November 20, 2000 and June 30, 2002, you may not have particularly fond […]

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Windows 8.1 Market Share Finally Hits Double Digits

Posted on 02 November 2014

Windows 8 and 8.1 combined share also at all-time high The combined market share of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 looked to be heading back towards single digits early last month when Net Applications released its desktop OS usage data for the month of September, revealing that the already teetering combo had shed over a […]

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China Plans to Replace All Windows Machines with Linux Rigs by 2020

Posted on 31 October 2014

It’s a “de-Windowsifying movement” Most of the mainstream angst directed towards Windows 8 and 8.1 in the U.S. has to do with the Modern UI and little things like the lack of a Start menu. But while hopes are high that Windows 10 will be the OS everyone wanted Windows 8 to be, China’s concerns […]

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Roccat Releases Tenkeyless Ryos TKL Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Posted on 31 October 2014

Go crazy with macros Ever since entering the U.S. market, Roccat’s been steadily updating its catalog of gaming gear, the newest of which is the Ryos TKL Pro, a tenkeyless mechanical keyboard. According to Roccat, the design and functionality of the Ryos TKL Pro resulted from “tons of hands-on research and testing,” including that of […]

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LG Releases 31-inch 4K Monitor for Professionals Priced at $1,400

Posted on 30 October 2014

Supports over 1 billion colors Professional photographers, video editors, and graphic designers looking to get the sharpest images possible won’t have to look too far. LG has released the LG 31MU97 4K monitor that meets the required standards of the Digital Cinema Initiative for professional or general use. The LG 31MU97, also called the Digital […]

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Lenovo Purchases Motorola from Google for $2.91 Billion

Posted on 30 October 2014

The deal has gone through Back in January, it was announced that Google would be selling its Motorola division to Lenovo pending approval from authorities. Google, which had acquired the mobile company for $12.5 billion in 2012, was looking to sell it and now that all parties involved have signed off on the deal, Lenovo […]

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MSI’s GT80 Titan is World First Laptop to Sport a Mechanical Keyboard

Posted on 30 October 2014

Finally, a gaming laptop with a mechanical plank! Call us keyboard snobs if you will, but once you’ve experienced the pleasure of typing on a mechanical keyboard, it’s difficult to go back to those squishy membrane planks. Peripheral makers have stepped up to the plate with plenty of mechanical models in the past few years, […]

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MSI’s GT80 Titan is World First Laptop to Sport a Mechanical Keyboard

Posted on 30 October 2014

Finally, a gaming laptop with a mechanical plank! Call us keyboard snobs if you will, but once you’ve experienced the pleasure of typing on a mechanical keyboard, it’s difficult to go back to those squishy membrane planks. Peripheral makers have stepped up to the plate with plenty of mechanical models in the past few years, […]

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Samsung Partners with Ubisoft to Bundle Assassin’s Creed Unity with Select Hardware

Posted on 30 October 2014

Celebrate your upgrade with a free game Hey, if Ubisoft and Samsung want to start handing out free games, we’ll all for it. In this case, the free title is Assassin’s Creed Unity, which you’re eligible to receive if you purchase a Samsung U28D590D (UD590) 4K Ultra HD monitor or a Samsung 850 Pro solid […]

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Samsung Partners with Ubisoft to Bundle Assassin’s Creed Unity with Select Hardware

Posted on 30 October 2014

Celebrate your upgrade with a free game Hey, if Ubisoft and Samsung want to start handing out free games, we’ll all for it. In this case, the free title is Assassin’s Creed Unity, which you’re eligible to receive if you purchase a Samsung U28D590D (UD590) 4K Ultra HD monitor or a Samsung 850 Pro solid […]

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Microsoft Gets into Wearables with $200 Fitness Band, iOS and Android Users Invited to Play

Posted on 30 October 2014

Not just for Windows Phone users Rather than continue to watch from the sidelines, Microsoft just made a move into the wearables category by introducing its Microsoft Band, a $200 fitness band that works with Windows Phone, iOS, and Android devices. Coinciding with the launch is a new platform called Microsoft Health, which includes a […]

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Microsoft Gets into Wearables with $200 Fitness Band, iOS and Android Users Invited to Play

Posted on 30 October 2014

Not just for Windows Phone users Rather than continue to watch from the sidelines, Microsoft just made a move into the wearables category by introducing its Microsoft Band, a $200 fitness band that works with Windows Phone, iOS, and Android devices. Coinciding with the launch is a new platform called Microsoft Health, which includes a […]

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Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Mice: Choose Your Type of Sensor

Posted on 30 October 2014

Do you prefer an optical or laser sensor? Corsair Gaming, a division of Corsair that’s focused on (*drum roll*) gaming hardware, today introduced the Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB, an ultralight mouse for gamers. There are two versions of the Sabre RGB, one that rolls with a laser sensor and another that goes old school with […]

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Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Mice: Choose Your Type of Sensor

Posted on 30 October 2014

Do you prefer an optical or laser sensor? Corsair Gaming, a division of Corsair that’s focused on (*drum roll*) gaming hardware, today introduced the Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB, an ultralight mouse for gamers. There are two versions of the Sabre RGB, one that rolls with a laser sensor and another that goes old school with […]

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Lenovo’s 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows Knows How to Hang

Posted on 29 October 2014

Latest Yoga tablet has a new hang mode Is there a more appropriate name for a line of tablet PCs than Yoga? While you ponder that one, take note that Lenovo just expanded its Yoga Tablet 2 family with the new Yoga 13-inch Tablet 2 with Windows. Joining its 8-inch and 10-inch Windows-based brethren, Lenovo’s […]

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Lenovo’s 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows Knows How to Hang

Posted on 29 October 2014

Latest Yoga tablet has a new hang mode Is there a more appropriate name for a line of tablet PCs than Yoga? While you ponder that one, take note that Lenovo just expanded its Yoga Tablet 2 family with the new Yoga 13-inch Tablet 2 with Windows. Joining its 8-inch and 10-inch Windows-based brethren, Lenovo’s […]

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Watch for Low Cost Intel Desktops and All-in-One PCs Featuring Windows 8.1 with Bing

Posted on 29 October 2014

Cheap all-in-one PCs will run Windows 8.1 with Bing For a long while, owning an all-in-one was cost prohibitive for many people, as most models carried premium price tags. Prices have certainly come down in recent years, though there’s not a ton of options in the way of entry-level AIOs for those who might be […]

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