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In the back of my mind I guess I had always assumed Sharp made some sort of smart device, but I was still taken aback at their booth at IFA, where the Sharp Aquos D10 smartphone was on display. This device is very much an attempt at a focused mid-range product, but it was the display panel that was attracting the most attention. Aquos. Ak-wos? A-cue-os? Truth be told, I’m not a fan of the Aquos name. I’m not even sure I pronounce it correctly. However Sharp has built the Aquos brand through its displays, and now has a good opportunity to bring innovate display technology to the smartphone industry, either through its own devices or through other OEMs. With a large part of IFA focused...

Realtek Demos RTS-5260 SD 6.0/UHS-III Controller & Card Reader Prototype

Realtek demonstrated its first controller compliant with the SD 6.0 spec and supporting the UHS-III transfer rate of up to 624 MB/s at Computex. The device seems to be...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

EVGA X299 Micro2: A Refresh of the X299 Micro

Intel has stated that the next generation of HEDT processors is coming later this year. We fully expect these processors to be motherboard compatible with current Skylake-X processors on...

2 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Geil Announces Super Luce RGB SYNC Series TUF Gaming Alliance Memory

Geil has announced the Super Luce RGB SYNC Series TUF Gaming Alliance memory adding to the existing RGB SYNC series SKUs. Geil’s RGB SYNC series has been around for...

9 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

TEKQ Shows Off Rapide TB3 SSD, Preps More TB3 Storage Devices

The Thunderbolt 3 technology has gained ground on the markets of premium as well as special-purpose hardware and is enjoying its dominance there. Yet when it comes to more...

1 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

EVGA’s New BIOS Interface, with Built-In Stress Testing

One of the criticisms over the years is that EVGA has not been on par with the major motherboard manufacturers when it comes to their BIOS/UEFI interface and feature...

4 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

MSI B450 AM4 Motherboards at Computex

AMD's 2000-series Ryzen processors represent an incredible step forward even though they are based on a revamped architecture, but much like Intel's Coffee Lake launch, the company only released...

8 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

EVGA Goes Budget: B360 Gaming Motherboard Coming Soon

For as long as EVGA has made motherboards, they have focused almost exclusively at the high-end market. For users that want a product that is full of engineering that...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Going BIG: EVGA’s SuperNova 2000W G+ Power Supply

For the systems that run many big PCIe accelerators, multiple processors, and also power a small heating system, EVGA is producing the power supply for you. Coming in at...

6 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

MSI Prestige PS42 Laptop: Made For Business

When thinking of MSI laptops, one probably picture the company's powerful gaming rigs. However, the company that makes heavy-hitting notebooks, with names like the Titan and the Dominator, is...

1 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

EVGA Roboclocker: A Water Cooling Loop for LIQUID NITROGEN

One of the more esoteric elements of the technology industry are the extreme overclockers. Much like what drag racing is for cars, extreme overclocking is to computers: trying anything...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

EVGA Next-Gen Power Supply for SFX: Supernova 650 GM

Also on EVGA’s Power Supply list was this little 80 PLUS-rated Gold unit. The aim here for a super small set of power supplies for 450W, 550W, 650W. Obviously...

1 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Corsair adds RGB Flare and More Glass To Obsidian 500D: 500D RGB SE Is Born

Corsair, not resting on their laurels, has announced an updated 500D from its beloved Obsidian series. The standard 500D aluminum plate has been replaced with a piece of smoked...

1 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

Corsair Introduces New SF Series and Vengeance Series Power Supplies

Corsair unveiled two new additions to its line-up of computer power supplies. The SF Series of 80 PLUS Platinum lands with 450W and 650W models while the ATX size...

1 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

EVGA Super G7 1000W Power Supply: Going for Small

One of the interesting things out of EVGA is their upcoming Super G7 power supply line. It is built on a new power supply platform that looks at making...

4 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

ASUS CG32UQ: 4K Console Gaming LCD with FreeSync & Halo Sync Lighting

ASUS has been offering displays designed especially for console gaming for over 1.5 years now, primarily targeting mainstream PlayStation 4 and Xbox One machines and thus offering a Full...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

Intel Announces the Core i7-8086K: Coffee Lake at 5 GHz

As an homage to both Intel’s 50 year company anniversary and the 40 year anniversary of the eponymous 8086 processor, today Intel surprised us all in announcing the Core...

69 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

The Intel Computex 2018 Keynote: A Live Blog (2pm Taiwan, 6am UTC)

Usually one of the bigger press events of Computex is Intel's Keynote. This year it will be hosted by Intel's Gregory Bryant, and we will be all-ears to hear...

14 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580): A 5.5-inch Screen in the Touchpad

Asus’s new ZenBook Pros, announced at Computex in Taipei, each have two screens: the big laptop display you expect, and then a new 5.5-inch display built into the touchpad...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Asus ZenBook S (UX391): ZenBook Gets a Lift

At their press conference at Computex in Taipei, Asus has announced the ZenBook S (UX391), a new clamshell laptop with an ergonomic design and a variety of colors. The...

3 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2018

Asus VivoBook S14 (S430) and S15 (S530): Mid-Range Options

At its Computex press conference in Taipei, Asus announced its new VivoBook S14 and S15 notebooks with quad-core processors, minimal bezels and fun colors that are far more vivid...

0 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

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