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Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) Revealed
     Sat, Jan 20 2018 | 9:02A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) offers a 360-degree touchscreen; an Active Pen for quick and easy note-taking; as well as the power and performance for more efficient multi-tasking. Check it out here!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Radeon graphics to Intel processors in 2018
     Sat, Jan 20 2018 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A surprise to most in the industry that such a thing would really occur, AMD and Intel announced in November a partnership that would bring Radeon graphics to Intel processors in 2018. The details were minimal at the time, and only told us specifics of the business relationship: this was a product purchase and not a license, no IP was changing hands, this was considered a semi-custom design for the AMD group, Intel was handling all the integration and packaging. Though we knew that the product would use HBM2 memory, the same utilized on the RX Vega products released last year, it was possible that the “custom” part was a Polaris architecture that had been retrofitted. Also, details of the processor side of this technology was left a mystery.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Intel launches 8th Gen CPUs with Radeon GPUs & Hades Canyon
     Sat, Jan 20 2018 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD product on an Intel processor. No way, right? Actually, it has happened. Let's discuss."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Seagate IronWolf Pro ST12000NE0007 12TB Hard Drive Review
     Fri, Jan 19 2018 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seagate IronWolf Pro ST12000NE0007 12TB is where colossal capacity meets class-leading performance and industry-best warranty for network attached storage systems of any size.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

DCLK Feedback Delay from The Tech ARP BIOS Guide
     Fri, Jan 19 2018 | 9:02A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DCLK Feedback Delay BIOS feature allows you to fine-tune the timing of the feedback signal from the SDRAM memory modules. Find out what you should set it to, and why!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition Review
     Fri, Jan 19 2018 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is one of the most compelling options for 1440p gaming. Find out why we think so, and why we gave the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition our Editor's Choice Award!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Docker Performance With KPTI Page Table Isolation Patches
     Fri, Jan 19 2018 | 9:00A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Overall most of our benchmarks this week of the new Linux Kernel Page Table Isolation (KPTI) patches coming as a result of the Meltdown vulnerability have showed minimal impact overall on system performance. The exceptions have obviously been with workloads having high kernel interactions like demanding I/O cases and in terms of real-world impact, databases. But when testing VMs there's been some minor impact more broadly than bare metal testing and also Wine performance has been impacted. The latest having been benchmarked is seeing if the Docker performance has been impacted by the KPTI patches to see if it's any significant impact since overall the patched system overhead certainly isn't anything close to how it was initially hyped by some other media outlets."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

 
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition Review
     Thu, Jan 18 2018 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is one of the most compelling options for 1440p gaming. Find out why we think so, and why we gave the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition our Editor's Choice Award!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

10 Tech Products That Are Next to Impossible to Repair
     Thu, Jan 18 2018 | 12:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Repairing a faulty gadget no longer requires a PhD in electrical engineering with sites like iFixit providing tutorials that empower people to repair things on their own. After all, if your device is no longer under warranty and the only option is to buy a replacement, what's the harm in trying? Complexity, that's what.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

PCI Pipelining from The Tech ARP BIOS Guide
     Thu, Jan 18 2018 | 12:00P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PCI Pipelining BIOS feature determines if PCI transactions to the memory subsystem will be pipelined. Find out what you should set it to... and why!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Acer Predator Triton 700 Gaming Laptop
     Thu, Jan 18 2018 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There was a time when the term ‘gaming laptop’ meant something big, fat and often just totally ugly. However, those days are long behind us – now manufacturers are all competing to build the slimmest, most attractive laptops that still pack the necessary grunt required to play the latest games. With its Predator Triton 700, Acer will be hoping that it has ticked all the boxes when it comes to building a portable gaming powerhouse.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

DinoPC Primal Comet Ryzen Gaming Package Review
     Thu, Jan 18 2018 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at the Dino PC Primal Comet Ryzen Gaming package; this is more than just a pre-built computer system. We see the inclusion of a Full-HD 24” AOC monitor and an ASUS Cerberus gaming mouse, keyboard, headset and mousemat. Grab a desk and some kind of seating and you’re ready to delve into the world of PC gaming.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Kanto YU6 Desktop Computer Speakers Review
     Thu, Jan 18 2018 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Compared to previous Kanto speakers, the YU6 has kept its minimalist look while evolving its sound in both amplitude and characteristics.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Xtorm XB202 DISCOVER 17.000mAh Power Bank Review
     Thu, Jan 18 2018 | 9:00A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The XB202 DISCOVER 17.000mAh may not be the most feature-rich model manufactured by Xtorm but it makes up for that with its high build quality, A-Class battery cells, three USB outputs and support for Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 Technology.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

BenQ W1700 4K HDR Projector Revealed!
     Wed, Jan 17 2018 | 12:03P | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people think that projectors are for work only, but they are popular amongst home theatre enthusiasts, because they can deliver a large cinematic display at a low cost. To that end, BenQ just introduced their new BenQ W1700 4K HDR projector that is designed for the home cinema experience.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Scanner Sombre
     Wed, Jan 17 2018 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”I started this review by saying that Scanner Sombre is the kind of game I would need to see a review of. I still believe that, and I hope what I have written provides the information others may be looking for. It is a game of exploration that has a twist to the mechanic I cannot remember experiencing before. That is something I both appreciate and enjoy. Because of how atypical the game is, it is almost odd to think about recommending it, but I do recommend it. It is an interesting and I feel enjoyable game of exploration. It does help that the retail price is only $11.99, especially with how short it is, but if you already enjoy games like Dear Esther, I think this too is a game you can enjoy. (And, for the record, I do like Dear Esther.) The graphics and style look good and the gameplay is interesting in its mechanics and execution. The story has some dark elements to it, and while I do not want to spoil anything, I will say that I was able to correctly guess some of it. Nothing wrong with that though, at least not for me, especially as I am kind of use to guessing stories. The exploration is the key, and that is satisfying.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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