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Silverstone Raven Z RVZ01 Case Review: A Mini-ITX Masterpiece

Apr 16, 2014 9:33 pm

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Unveiled at CES this year, the latest member to Silverstone's Raven family quickly gained recognition for being the ultimate Steam Machine enclosure. Called the Raven Z RVZ01, this gaming chassis is among the best compact designs we've seen for cramming a fully-fledged enthusiast PC into... [more]


Canadian law enforcement officials make first Heartbleed-related arrest

Apr 16, 2014 6:00 pm

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Canada have made the first of what is sure to be several more arrests related to the exploitation of the Heartbleed bug. [more]


Bring Your Own Battery: LG Isai FL Likely is G3, First U.S. Quad-HD Android

Apr 16, 2014 5:38 pm

QHD may be power hungry, but it may make tiny text a bit more readable -- cue the inevitable debate [more]


PonoPlayer wraps up third best Kickstarter campaign of all time

Apr 16, 2014 5:00 pm

PonoPlayer, the portable digital music player from Neil Young, recently wrapped up what turned out to be an outstanding campaign on Kickstarter. The project was seeking just $800,000 in funding but managed to secure more than $6.2 million from backers – or nearly eight times more than... [more]


LG Electronics to produce custom mobile application processors, could power the G3

Apr 16, 2014 4:00 pm

LG Electronics is no different from the myriad of other technology companies in that they source key components – like the application processor – from others when building mobile devices. That’s all set to change in the near future, however, as they are planning to make their... [more]


Linguistic researchers claim Nick Szabo likely authored Bitcoin white paper

Apr 16, 2014 3:00 pm

Students and researchers from Ashton University in Birmingham recently conducted a linguistics analyst on the Bitcoin white paper published in 2008. The analysis suggests Nick Szabo, not Dorian S. Nakamoto, penned the document. [more]


Project Tango's 3D mapping capabilities revealed in teardown

Apr 16, 2014 2:00 pm

Project Tango, Google’s latest prototype smartphone with 3D mapping technology, is now in the hands of developers. And if you are wondering exactly what sort of hardware is lurking under the hood, look no further as iFixit has you covered. [more]


Mt. Gox Founder Refuses to Come to the U.S. in Financial Crimes Probe

Apr 16, 2014 1:50 pm

Meanwhile Tokyo Court rules that Mt. Gox can't be rehability, and that Mr. Karpelès must be investigated [more]


Mt. Gox CEO Refuses to Come to the U.S. in Financial Crimes Probe

Apr 16, 2014 1:50 pm

Meanwhile Tokyo Court rules that Mt. Gox can't be rehability, and that Mr. Karpelès must be investigated [more]


Here's the security software Snowden is using to evade the NSA

Apr 16, 2014 1:15 pm

Most of the focus surrounding former NSA analyst Edward Snowden has been regarding the actual information he leaked to the media, not on how these folks are actually doing that. Snowden, as you likely imagined, takes precautions in order to ensure his internet communications remain private, one... [more]


Mt. Gox abandons plans to rebuild, files for liquidation instead

Apr 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Bad news for those holding on to a glimmer of hope that embattled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox might one day return their holdings – the company has decided to abandon plans to rebuild the business and instead is seeking to liquidate all assets. [more]


Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Home Reception Slower than Expected, Social Graph Will Pick Up

Apr 16, 2014 12:00 pm

Zuckerberg said Facebook is still innovating [more]


SpaceX Leases Apollo 11 Launchpad for 20 Years

Apr 16, 2014 11:52 am

SpaceX will lease Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida [more]


Project Moonshine: Google's Plan to Flatten Android App Icons Leaks

Apr 16, 2014 11:46 am

Android is looking to follow in Windows Phone's footsteps with new update [more]


Samsung's first Tizen phone will be a high-end device and is launching by the end of Q2

Apr 16, 2014 11:45 am

Samsung has found plenty of success in its line of Android powered devices, but it doesn’t intend for its mobile business to rely solely on Google’s platform. The company has been working on its own Linux-based Tizen operating system for quite some time, and while it aborted launches... [more]


More than half of all Steam games rarely (if ever) get played

Apr 16, 2014 10:46 am

It’s no surprise that with more than 75 million active daily users, Steam is one of the most popular gaming platforms in the world. In addition to being incredibly easy to install and use, gamers often look forward to semi-annual Steam Sales to pick up a number of titles at... [more]


Ozone Strike Pro Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Apr 16, 2014 10:36 am

The next evolution of the Strike keyboard is upon us. We look at the newest Strike Pro mechanical keyboard from Ozone. Let's see what Chad thinks of it." ... [PCSTATS] [more]


CoreRise Comay BladeDrive E28 1.6TB Enterprise PCIe SSD Review

Apr 16, 2014 10:35 am

Comay enters the enterprise PCIe SSD market with the BladeDrive E28, offering capacities up to 3.2TB. We take the 1.6TB drive version for a test drive." ... [PCSTATS] [more]


Gigabyte CDRomland OC Workshop

Apr 16, 2014 10:19 am

After a first successful outing of the Hardware.Info Pro OC team, it was time to head to a new location. Bundling forces with Gigabyte, Intel and the CDRomLand store the stage was set for another OC workshop. Since the Hardware.Info team is involved in HWBOT's Pro OC Cup some scores had to be... [more]


Acer TA272 HUL All-in-One Review

Apr 16, 2014 10:18 am

Veering off the beaten path, Acer decided to see what would happen if they took the traditional AIO formula, threw out the Windows operating system and PC hardware, replacing it instead with high-end smartphone guts powered by Android. They nailed the key component of the system -- the display --... [more]


Are AMD Athlon/Sempron APUs Fast Enough?

Apr 16, 2014 10:18 am

"Earlier today the latest installment of our extensive Linux testing of AMD's new Athlon AM1 APUs were shared in the form of RadeonSI vs. Gallium3D benchmarks of the Radeon R3 Graphics found with these new entry-level APUs. Not included with that open-source vs. closed-source driver testing... [more]


ASUS A88X-Pro AMD Motherboard Review

Apr 16, 2014 10:17 am

With the new Kaveri APUs out in full force, the Mantle API being used for high-profile games like Battlefield 4, and HSA finally coming into its own, FM2+ motherboards are all over the place. The A88X chipset paired with an FM2+ APU is a solid platform all by itself, but manufacturers have to... [more]


TRENDnet TEW-818DRU AC1900 802.11ac Wireless Router Review

Apr 16, 2014 10:17 am

"We look at the top-tier wireless networking solution from TRENDnet, the 818DRU. Follow as Tyler gives us the details on this new 802.11ac wireless router." ... [PCSTATS] [more]


Motherboard players pushing non-motherboard businesses for profit growth

Apr 16, 2014 10:16 am

Despite expectations of a strong second quarter thanks to the launch of Intel's Haswell Refresh platform, motherboard players such as Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI) and ASRock have also been pushing their non-motherboard businesses aggressively, hoping to... [more]


XFX Radeon R9 290 CrossFire Video Card Review at 4K

Apr 16, 2014 10:16 am

If you are looking for a graphics card for a high-end gaming system that can push a 4K Ultra HD display or triple panel configuration you have a number of choices from both AMD and NVIDIA. More than likely the AMD Radeon R9 290 series and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 series are going to be the cards... [more]


Raijintek Pallas Low Profile Heatsink Review

Apr 16, 2014 10:15 am

"Standing just 69mm tall, the Raijintek Pallas CPU cooler is probably the largest low profile heatsink Frostytech as tested in recent memory. Raijintek's low profile Pallas heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a 120x140mm array of nickel-plated aluminum fins. A... [more]


What is the best memory for Haswell?

Apr 16, 2014 10:03 am

The development of the new processor microarchitectures goes on and frequencies of contemporary types of DDR3 SDRAM grow as well. Is there any sense in using high-speed memory with modern Haswell processors? To answer this question, we have analyzed DDR3 frequency and timings influence on LGA... [more]


Asustor AS-204TE

Apr 16, 2014 10:01 am

Asustor is hard at work to establish itself as a good name on the NAS scene, and they are on the right track. Today, we will take a look at the AS-204TE, which Asustor says to be the best multimedia and storage-center solution for your home because it comes equipped with all typical NAS... [more]


ASUS ROG POSEIDON GTX 780 Video Card Review

Apr 16, 2014 10:00 am

The new ASUS ROG POSEIDON GTX 780 launches today! We have a full evaluation today of this new hybrid air and liquid cooled video card. Will liquid cooling take the GeForce GTX 780 to performance that rivals the GTX 780 Ti and AMD R9 290X? We've got the full scoop on this unique video card. ...... [more]


Apple, Google, Microsoft and others join forces to improve smartphone anti-theft measures

Apr 16, 2014 9:39 am

Many of the world leading mobile phone companies have come together to sign a pledge promising to mitigate phone theft, according to recent reports. Some of the biggest players in the industry, including Apple, Google, HTC, Microsoft and many others are now pledging to make anti-theft features an... [more]


Quick Note: Toyota Looks to Erase “Boring” Image with ’15 Camry SE Hybrid

Apr 16, 2014 9:36 am

Toyota's Camry gets all emotional [more]


Quick Note: Toyota Attempts to Erase “Boring” Image with ’15 Camry SE Hybrid

Apr 16, 2014 9:36 am

Toyota's Camry gets all emotional [more]


Mazda Bringing SKYACTIV Tech to Miata, Trims 220 Pounds from Chassis

Apr 16, 2014 9:00 am

Mazda puts the Miata on a diet [more]


LaCie customer data at risk following year-long malware attack

Apr 16, 2014 8:30 am

French hardware maker LaCie is the latest high-profile cyber attack victim. The company recently revealed they were contacted by the FBI last month after suspicions were raised that malware was used to gain access to sensitive customer information. [more]


Apple, Microsoft, and Major U.S. Wireless Carriers Embrace Smartphone "Kill Switch"

Apr 16, 2014 8:08 am

Verizon Wireless and other major companies have joined the voluntary program [more]


Lenovo Outs New Flex Notebooks, Desktop PCs

Apr 16, 2014 7:39 am

Lenovo's Flex 2 notebooks have swiveling screens [more]


Just 10-20% of Intel's tablet chips end up in Windows devices

Apr 16, 2014 7:30 am

During a conference call following the release of Intel's first-quarter financial results, CEO Brian Krzanich revealed that out of the five million tablet-specific processors the company shipped, 80 to 90 percent of them ended up in Android devices, leaving just 10-20% for Windows tablets. [more]


4/16/2014 Hardware Reviews

Apr 16, 2014 7:01 am

DailyTech's roundup reviews from around the web for Wednesday [more]


Samsung Launching Android Wear Smartwatch, High-end Tizen Smartphone This Year

Apr 16, 2014 6:45 am

Samsung exec says Android-powered smartwatch is coming [more]


Toshiba's 4K notebook ships next week for under $1,500

Apr 16, 2014 6:30 am

Toshiba will launch one of the first notebooks with a 4K resolution display next week. The Satellite P55T features a 15.6-inch display operating at a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 which is four times the number of pixels found in a traditional 1080p HD display. [more]


OtterBox Defender Series Case for HTC 8X Windows Phone

Apr 16, 2014 6:03 am

"Smartphone's are the obsession of this generation. It's a technological marvel among many things in this world that keeps us all connected. It's become so prevalent in our daily lives that some can argue we can't live without it. The Smartphone is a marvelous invention and has indeed changed... [more]


64-bit version of Google Chrome

Apr 16, 2014 6:02 am

NGOHQ.com brings you a 64-bit version of Google Chrome, built from the Chromium source code version 36.0.1933.0. Making the fastest web browser on the planet even faster. Chromium is the open source project from which Google Chrome draws its source code. Chromium stores users' profile data in a... [more]


Aerocool GT-S White Full Tower Chassis Review

Apr 16, 2014 6:01 am

There is a big market out there for PC products that are unique, that have that certain X-factor that really makes them stand out. This is especially true in the gaming market, where custom rigs and flamboyant chassis design often prove popular with those building their own gaming system, there... [more]


Vortex KBT Race II Mechanical Keyboard Review

Apr 16, 2014 6:00 am

In our Vortex KBT Race II review, we are looking at a mechanical keyboard that was designed by enthusiasts to be modified and customized to a great degree. ... [PCSTATS] [more]


Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Windows 8.1 Tablet Review

Apr 16, 2014 5:38 am

“You can never have too little screen real estate” is a tagline for no one, but big players like Dell, Toshiba, and now Lenovo are rushing to squeeze Windows 8.1 onto 8-inch tablets all the same. Lenovo is targeting its ThinkPad 8 at business users, which makes sense. Everyone values... [more]


AMD Radeon: Windows 8.1 Catalyst vs. Linux Gallium3D

Apr 16, 2014 3:02 am

Summary: "Our latest Windows vs. Linux benchmarks on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS are of three different AMD Radeon graphics cards from three different generations as we test the performance of Microsoft Windows 8.1 against Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, when using both the AMD Catalyst proprietary driver and the... [more]


AMD Mantle Performance: Thief & Battlefield 4

Apr 16, 2014 3:01 am

The biggest news for Mantle since being announced as a method of improving performance in games by allowing them to use your CPU and GPU more efficiently, has been support from DICE's Frostbite 3 engine (and by extension, Battlefield 4). Recently that support expanded to Eidos' Thief, while... [more]


MSI Z87-G45 GAMING LGA 1150 Mainboard Review: Let's Game!

Apr 15, 2014 10:09 pm

This model uses a full set of Intel Z87 features. Besides, it provides additional set of MSI brand technologies. Theoretically it looks good, but lets take a look on practical work. How will it operate during nominal mode and overclocking? [more]


Acer TA272 HUL All-in-One Review: Android Invades the Desktop

Apr 15, 2014 9:12 pm

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Veering off the beaten path, Acer decided to see what would happen if they took the traditional AIO formula, threw out the Windows operating system and PC hardware, replacing it instead with high-end smartphone guts powered by Android. They nailed the key component of the system -- the display... [more]


Low Profile Heatsink from Raijintek called Pallas gets Frostytech all bothered..

Apr 15, 2014 7:30 pm

Standing just 69mm tall, the Raijintek Pallas CPU cooler is probably the largest low profile heatsink Frostytech as tested in recent memory. Raijintek's low profile Pallas heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a 120x140... [PCSTATS] [more]


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