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Apple Sells a Record 10M iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Smartphones During Opening Weekend

Sep 22, 2014 6:45 am

10 million figure compares to 9 million for last year's iPhone launch [more]

Former Home Depot employees first raised red flags over cybersecurity in 2008

Sep 22, 2014 6:30 am

In what is becoming a familiar narrative in the world of IT security, the recently uncovered security breach of home improvement specialist The Home Depot could have been prevented had the company listened to warnings from its own security experts. [more]

Here's what it takes to keep The Pirate Bay up and running

Sep 22, 2014 5:15 am

The Pirate Bay is a top destination among peer-to-peer file sharers and the most visited torrent directory on the web. With an Alexa ranking of 89, the site hosts millions of visitors each day and as you can imagine, it takes quite a bit of processing power to keep everything... [more]

Smartphone Photography: 10 Tips for Taking Great Shots

Sep 21, 2014 11:35 pm

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Recently we took a look at the hardware that makes up your smartphone camera, and while it's certainly interesting to understand the tech behind a digital camera module, that won't help you getting great shots. That's why we've put together this guide and get you on your way to... [more]

Microsoft delays Xbox One launch in China until "later this year"

Sep 21, 2014 4:15 pm

Earlier this year, a rumor surfaced claiming Microsoft’s Xbox One was destined to be the first major gaming console sold in China since the country lifted its 13-year ban on video game systems. China Telecom and Microsoft verified the news in July with the Redmond-based company setting a... [more]

Oculus VR unveils "Crescent Bay" headset with 360-degree tracking, built-in headphones

Sep 21, 2014 1:45 pm

Oculus VR unveiled a revised version of its virtual reality headset during the Oculus Connect developer conference over the weekend. Dubbed Crescent Bay, the new headset adds integrated audio via built-in headphones as well as 360-degree motion tracking. [more]

Icy Box FlexCage MB973SP 2B Trayless 3-in-2 SATA Backplane

Sep 21, 2014 10:03 am

It’s a self-evident truth that our requirement for storage will never stop increasing. While the cloud promises plenty for the future, up and download speeds will need to increase several fold before we can do away with local storage. That leaves NAS and internal drives. Icy Box offers a handy... [more]

Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E Review

Sep 21, 2014 10:02 am

Intel's Extreme Edition processor line is over a decade old now, starting way back in 2003 with the single-core Pentium 4 EE 3.4GHz. Fast forward to today, the chip we'll be looking at boasts eight cores, a massive 20MB smart cache, support for the latest DDR4 memory, and is accompanied by the... [more]

PowerColor R9 285 Turbo Duo

Sep 21, 2014 10:01 am

”After settling on a 1075MHz clock speed for the core I moved on to the memory and used the same strategy before fine tuning the result at 1511MHz. Overall the boost in core clock speed over the 945MHz factory clock speed was 130MHz on the core or roughly 13% worth of free clock speed. The... [more]

Weekend tech reading: DirectX 11.3 gets DX12 tech, a Tim Cook interview, what to expect in Windows 9

Sep 21, 2014 10:00 am

At this year's Intel Developer Conference and Nvidia's Maxwell Editor's Day, Microsoft were busy banging the DirectX 12 drum. They were demonstrating its CPU efficiency boosts as well as talking up the new rendering features... [more]

R9 285 TurboDuo featuring 2GB GDDR5 memory

Sep 21, 2014 10:00 am

AMD introduces its Tonga core GPU with the new Radeon R9 285, a card that picks up the battle for the $250 MSRP price segment from the R9 280, with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 760 being the main target. Tonga is a potluck of features that span across various iterations of AMD architecture, including... [more]

R9-285 Review at HardwareHeaven

Sep 21, 2014 6:03 am

"Today we have two alternative 285 models, from Sapphire and PowerColor, on our test bench for part 2 of our Radeon R9-285 review." ... [PCSTATS] [more]

Corsair Graphite 380T Mini ITX Case Review

Sep 21, 2014 6:02 am

Computer form factors keep getting smaller and smaller, but the market for smaller systems keeps growing everyday mainly due to the availability of components that allow users to build extremely powerful systems in very constrained spaces. Corsair clearly understands this, with the release of the... [more]

XTracGear Ripper XXL Mousing Surface Review

Sep 21, 2014 6:01 am

"I get a lot of products for review and honestly I don’t keep or even use them after the review. I give them away to family and friends usually or I just tuck them away to use maybe later. One of the products over the years though that I loved and used everyday was the Ripper XXL from XTrac... [more]

SuperNOVA 1200 P2 power supply

Sep 21, 2014 6:00 am

EVGA continues to raise the bar with the introduction of two new power supplies in their popular SuperNOVA line, the 1000 P2 and 1200 P2. Both new power supplies are 80Plus Platinum certified and feature all modular cables, high-quality Japanese brand capacitors, a single high-power +12V rail,... [more]

ASUS X99-DELUXE Motherboard Performance

Sep 21, 2014 3:03 am

Since Intel no longer manufacturers desktop motherboards, it works closely with its partners to ensure products are ready when new CPUs and chipsets are introduced. The X99 Express chipset, part of the LGA2011-V3 system that replaces the aging X79/LGA2011 system, is Intel’s newest foray into... [more]

Kingston HyperX Cloud Headset Review

Sep 21, 2014 3:02 am

“Kingston has been a name we have come to know in the PC industry, especially with system memory products. However, with the growing number of PC peripherals and accessories, it was only a matter of time before Kingston started to tap their brand cache and jump into this arena too. With the... [more]

ANDROMEDIA AM Bluetooth Speakers Review

Sep 21, 2014 3:01 am

“Lately small wireless Bluetooth speakers are becoming the rage. I see them popping up everywhere, and to my amazement they exhibit the sound quality you would normally expect to find on much larger speakers. Moreover, they are great for most portable devices like cellphones, laptops, and... [more]

Samsung Pro 64GB SD and microSD Memory Cards Review

Sep 21, 2014 3:00 am

The Samsung Pro SD and microSD memory cards stop in for a round of testing. Follow on as Tyler tells us all about them and how they perform in this review."... [PCSTATS] [more]

PowerColor Radeon R9 285 2GB Review @HiTech Legion

Sep 20, 2014 10:02 am

"However, the performance is along the same lines as the R9 280 in actual tests, so unless you really need to have one of the additional features there is no need to upgrade from a 280. If you were considering purchasing a new card or an upgrade for an old/lower end graphics card, then you... [more]

T Ultrastar He6 6TB SAS HDD Review

Sep 20, 2014 10:01 am

I've been using computers for almost 25 years now (14 of which professionally) and if someone asked me to choose a single hardware component that hasn't changed even a bit in terms of functionality since the day i ordered my very first system that would definitely be mechanical hard disk drives.... [more]

Apotop S3C 256GB SSD Review

Sep 20, 2014 10:00 am

The new Apotop S3C SSD features the Silicon Motion 2246EN controller which we first reviewed in the Angelbird 512GB wrk SSD back in August this year. The controller impressed us, so we have already high hopes for the Apotop S3C. ... [PCSTATS] [more]

Acer's 28-inch 4K monitor with G-Sync is just $800

Sep 20, 2014 9:15 am

Acer's latest monitor might be perfect for the gamers out there rocking one of Nvidia's latest high-end GPUs. The XB280HK is a 28-inch TN display sporting a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 (4K Ultra HD), and is fully compatible with Nvidia's G-Sync adaptive refresh rate technology. [more]

Seasonic Platinum Series SS-1050W XP3 Review

Sep 20, 2014 6:03 am

With the SS-1050W XP3 Seasonic has a high end power supply in its portfolio which offers 1050 Watt output power. When looking for an 80Plus certificate one can find a platinum sticker on this PSU. Furthremore Seasonic is one of the very few power supply manufacturers, that actually own fabs.... [more]

MDIAS Hades Extension Laser Gaming Mouse Review

Sep 20, 2014 6:02 am

Finding the right peripheral for your personal gaming or work needs is a tricky task, it’s not like we can all just order a dozen premium quality gaming mice and work out which one is our favourite; unless you’ve got a lot of time and money to waste. To solve this trial and error conundrum,... [more]

Antec Edge 650W Modular Power Supply Review

Sep 20, 2014 6:01 am

Today Antec are unveiling a brand new power supply series which they are calling the “Edge” series. Some of the key features of the Antec Edge power supply series are a fully modular design, 80 Plus Gold certification, Antec’s respected 5 year warranty, custom rubber sleeving and quiet... [more]

ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4-2400 64GB Quad-Channel Memory

Sep 20, 2014 6:00 am

"64GB of DDR4 - it looks and sounds impressive. Let's see what this ADATA XPG 2400MHz DDR RAM kit is all about and how it performs as tested by Shawn." ... [PCSTATS] [more]

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Full-Tower Case Review

Sep 20, 2014 3:03 am

Recently we had the opportunity to look at Phanteks low cost full tower case, the Enthoo Pro. Now, Phanteks is following up with a higher end Enthoo model, the Luxe. There are similarities between the Pro and Luxe, along with multiple differences. Phanteks takes care in making sure that the... [more]

Corsair Graphite Series 780T Full Tower Chassis Review

Sep 20, 2014 3:02 am

We first saw this chassis at Computex 2014 earlier this year, not that we could miss it given that this chassis is certainly on the larger side. Our initial impression of the case were good, it looked stunning and packed full of features, but this week is the first time we’ve been able to get... [more]

ASUS GTX750 Ti STRIX OC Edition review

Sep 20, 2014 3:01 am

Kitguru rates the GTX750ti very highly – we have reviewed a handful of partner cards since Nvidia launched the model earlier this year. For the modest asking price it delivers solid frame rates at 1080p – but it is the Maxwell architecture that deserves special praise. These cards run... [more]

Samsung EVO 32GB and 64GB MicroSD Memory Cards Review

Sep 20, 2014 3:00 am

In the lab today, we have two top capacity options (32GB and 64GB) from Samsung`s EVO line-up of microSD memory cards. Check out Tyler`s full review now."... [PCSTATS] [more]

Weekend Open Forum: Did you get an iPhone 6 on launch day?

Sep 19, 2014 5:30 pm

Apple’s new iPhones are now available – that is, if you got your pre-order in before the initial allotment sold out or were lucky enough to find stock at a local retailer like Best Buy, RadioShack, Target or even an Apple Store. [more]

U2 is working with Apple to create a new digital music format

Sep 19, 2014 4:30 pm

During a recent interview with Time, U2 front man Bono revealed his band is working with Apple to create a new digital music format. The singer believes the new format will be so irresistible, it’ll tempt consumers to once again buy digital music. [more]

Notion Ink releases the Cain, an affordable 2-in-1 Windows tablet

Sep 19, 2014 3:30 pm

Intel has partnered with India-based Notion Ink to launch a new two-in-one tablet. Dubbed Cain, the device is priced at around $327 (19,990 INR), and is exclusively available via Snapdeal, one of the country's largest online retailers. [more]

Samsung Hopes to Launch Budget Tizen Device in India by November

Sep 19, 2014 3:25 pm

After July's failure to launch, Tizen comeback will begin in the world's fastest-growing smartphone market [more]

YouTube is set to invest millions into its original content partners

Sep 19, 2014 2:15 pm

Google has previously expressed its interest in continuing its investment for original content on YouTube. The company recently started a program to offer its content creators better production facilities, among other things, and now reports suggest Google is ready to dump millions into original... [more]

Google, Dropbox partner up to make security technology and tools simpler to use

Sep 19, 2014 1:15 pm

In this day and age of data breaches and government snooping, there’s a few things you can do to keep your data safer from prying eyes. Yet security solutions often require more figuring out and extra steps that most people -- and even tech savvy folks --are willing to take,... [more]

PS Now Open Beta arrives on PS3, three more games coming to the service

Sep 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Sony has announced that it is opening up the beta for its game streaming service, PlayStation Now, to PS3 users in mainland US and parts of Canada. This means that PS3 users in these areas will now see PS Now titles integrated into PlayStation Store as part of the Open Beta.... [more]

Apple releases iCloud Drive for Windows, Mac users have to wait until Yosemite is out

Sep 19, 2014 10:45 am

Apple started rolling a revamped version of iCloud this week with the arrival of iOS 8. Dubbed iCloud Drive, the cloud storage service is now more akin to Dropbox and Google Drive in that you can actually access and store stuff through a file system. But while iPhone users who... [more]

MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G GPU Review

Sep 19, 2014 10:03 am

In my opinion, MSI has done a bang up job with AMD’s R9 280X GPU. From the pictures of the naked card, we are using Rev 1.2. Compared to other reviews at launch time, the PCB and components are a little different. Hardware wise, I have no complaints about this card. ... [PCSTATS] [more]

AIDA Memory Bandwidth Overall World Record

Sep 19, 2014 10:02 am

If you take a closer look at the screenshot below you will notice Hiwa managef to score 83’460 MB/s memory read speed and 78’216 MB/s write speed. In order to do so he had to push the G.Skill DDR4 kit (F4-3000C15-16GRR) to 3.0 GHz and reduce the latency to CL 11-14-16-15 with tRFC at 270 and... [more]

Shogun Bros Ensense Commander Series Pro Gaming Headset Review

Sep 19, 2014 10:01 am

Today is a good day in the office, Shogun Bros are one of the newest players in the peripherals market and they’re back again with their second feature review here at eTeknix. When I reviewed their Ballista MK1 gaming mouse it proved that the company knows how to make a great peripheral without... [more]

Fractal Core 1100 Computer Case Review

Sep 19, 2014 10:00 am

Fractal introduced the new Core series at Computex 2014; instead of having a booth at the infamous Nangang Hall, they unraveled the different Core versions at the Hyatt Hotel. In a similar trend as other enclosure manufacturers the focus point is on very affordable cases, a challenge as... [more]

Verizon Wireless Wi-Fi Calling Coming Next Year, Sees No Rush to Offer Feature

Sep 19, 2014 9:45 am

Wi-Fi calling coming in mid-2015 [more]

Verizon Wireless Wi-Fi Calling Coming Next Year, Company Sees No Rush to Offer Feature

Sep 19, 2014 9:45 am

Wi-Fi calling coming in mid-2015 [more]

PayPal Here app now available on Android tablets

Sep 19, 2014 9:30 am

PayPal has announced that its PayPal Here app is now available on Android tablets in select markets, including the US, UK, Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong. The app is similar to the one already available on Android smartphones, allowing you to accept credit or debit cards and mobile payments... [more]

'Road Redemption' is the spiritual successor to 'Road Rash'

Sep 19, 2014 8:15 am

Steam Early Access is now offering the opportunity to purchase Road Redemption, the spiritual successor to Road Rash that blends Road Rash-style gameplay with next-gen graphics, physics and online play. If you were a fan of that franchise, you’ll probably like what developer DarkSeas Games... [more]

Tesla’s Elon Musk Says that Fully Autonomous Vehicles Are Still at Least 5 Years Away

Sep 19, 2014 7:48 am

In addition, regulatory requirements may push rollouts even further into the future [more]

Android L will turn on data encryption by default out of the box

Sep 19, 2014 7:15 am

Google has confirmed that Android L, the upcoming version of its Android operating system, will have data encryption enabled by default, making it nearly impossible for law enforcement agencies to force the company to turn over personal information on the devices running the company's mobile... [more]

EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard Review

Sep 19, 2014 6:03 am

EVGA has been known as some of the best components out there for some time now. Today I have the opportunity to look at the flagship motherboard from their Intel X99 product stack. The EVGA X99 Classified motherboard (151-HE-E999-KR) is hitting the shelves with a retail price of only $399.99! The... [more]

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