CUBOT's New 6000 mAh Smartphones: Who Calls a Smartphone King Kong?

Readers may remember that back in 2015, I wrote a review about a $150 smartphone I picked up from Amazon called the Cubot H1. This unit was a cheap...

29 by Ian Cutress 4 days ago

SilverStone Launches SST-ECM23 Riser Card for M.2 SSDs

SilverStone has introduced its new PCIe x16 riser card for M.2 SSDs. The SST-ECM23 risers are aimed at those who want to maximize the efficiency of their SSD cooling...

16 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

SHIELD TV Now Supports 120 Hz Refresh, Ups Wi-Fi Bandwidth for GeForce NOW

NVIDIA has released its SHIELD Experience Upgrade 7.1, adding numerous new features and fixing bugs with their popular STB. Among the new capabilities are added support for a 120...

9 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

NVIDIA Delays GeForce RTX 2080 Ti General Availability By A Week To September 27

Since yesterday’s reveal of the full Turing architecture, NVIDIA has set the stage for next week’s launch of GeForce RTX. Later that day, however, NVIDIA quietly announced that general...

32 by Nate Oh 5 days ago

Nubia’s Red Magic: An RGB Gaming Phone

‘Ian, when are we going to see smartphones with RGB?’ is a question I am never asked. The PC space has figuratively jumped in a barrel and fallen over...

19 by Ian Cutress on 9/14/2018

KLEVV Launches NEO N500 SSDs Based on SK Hynix’s 72-Layer 3D NAND

SK Hynix’s subsidiary KLEVV has introduced its new client SSDs based on the manufacturer’s 72-layer 3D NAND flash. The KLEVV NEO N500 drives are aimed at entry-level desktops and...

0 by Anton Shilov on 9/14/2018

YouTube, Netflix Publish First Videos Transcoded Using AV1

UPDATE: 9/14 5 PM ET: Adding information regarding Netflix videos transcoded using AV1. YouTube has uploaded about a dozen videos that were transcoded using the AV1 codec, whcih was introduced...

42 by Anton Shilov on 9/14/2018

Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform for Smartwatches

Qualcomm this week introduced its new platform designed for smartwatches based on Google’s Wear OS. The long anticipated Snapdragon Wear 3100 packs four general-purpose processing cores as well a...

43 by Anton Shilov on 9/14/2018

AOC Unveils Cheap G1-Series Curved Displays with 144 Hz & FreeSync: Starting at $280

AOC this month formally introduced its G1-series of curved gaming displays, which offer premium features like 144 Hz FreeSync support at affordable prices. The new monitors start at $230...

16 by Anton Shilov on 9/13/2018

Hyper Juice: 99Wh Battery Pack with 100W Charging for ~$400

Even though IFA has passed, one interesting element I still want to highlight is this little gadget that caught my eye. A company called Hyper Juice, which specialises in...

22 by Ian Cutress on 9/13/2018

Samsung’s One Invisible Connection: 75 Gbps and 230W in a Ultra Thin Cable

This perhaps isn’t news, but there was something super amazing that I saw on the show floor at IFA this year that I wanted to write about. Despite writing...

30 by Ian Cutress on 9/13/2018

Toshiba’s Portégé X30T: An Uncanny Mix of Clamshell and Tablet

Back at the IFA event in Germany, I noticed that Toshiba had announced a new laptop. However the headline didn’t quite grab my eye. It was only by chance...

16 by Ian Cutress on 9/13/2018

ADATA Unveils IUSP33F BGA SSDs: Up to 1.2 GB/s Throughput

ADATA has announced its first SSDs in a BGA form-factor. The IUSP33F drives are designed for devices that require a storage solution with a minimal footprint, such as thin-and-light...

8 by Anton Shilov on 9/13/2018

Apple Announces The Apple Watch 4: Fully Custom SiP

Today alongside the new iPhone XS, XS Max and the XR, Apple first introduced the new Apple Watch Series 4. The fourth generation of the watch sees a major...

88 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/12/2018

IBASE Launches SI-614 SFF PC with NVIDIA’s MXM Graphics

IBASE Technology, a supplier of embedded, industrial, and special-purpose PCs, this week introduced its compact desktop that uses NVIDIA GeForce graphics adapters in MXM Type-B form-factor. Officially, the SI-614...

7 by Anton Shilov on 9/12/2018

Biostar’s iMiner A578X8D Crypto Mining Machine Now Available

Just in time for this week's dive in cryptocurrency prices, Biostar has started selling its specially designed all-in-one rig for mining. The iMiner A578X8D is a complete black box...

27 by Anton Shilov on 9/11/2018

Seagate Unveils 14 TB Consumer HDDs: BarraCuda Pro, SkyHawk, IronWolf, & IronWolf Pro

Seagate on Monday introduced a portfolio of consumer-oriented 14 TB hard drives. The new HDDs belong to the BarraCuda Pro, SkyHawk, IronWolf Pro, and IronWolf series, and rely on...

10 by Anton Shilov on 9/11/2018

NVIDIA Releases 399.24 WHQL Driver, NVIDIA SHIELD TV Mobile App

Today, NVIDIA released driver version 399.24 WHQL, a more minor update focused on zero-day game support. Headlining the Game Ready titles is the Shadow of the Tomb Raider (9/14)...

6 by Nate Oh on 9/10/2018

AMD Announces Four New Ryzen CPUs: 2700E, 2600E, 2500X, and 2300X

AMD has announced four new 2000-series processors based on Zen+ which fills out its launch of parts: two X-series processors at 65W focused on overclocking with Precision Boost overdrive...

23 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 9/10/2018

LG Unveils UltraGear 34GK950 34-Inch Curved Gaming Displays with Nano-IPS

LG has introduced its new UltraGear trademark for gaming monitors, which are intended to complement its UltraWide and UltraFine-branded displays. Among LG's Ultra displays, the UltraGear LCDs will be...

24 by Anton Shilov on 9/10/2018
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