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AVADirect Section 9 System
     Thu, Apr 11 2019 | 4:02P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At CES 2019 we went to visit the Alphacool suite and there we saw a pretty sweet looking system that displays a whole bunch of Alphacool's products. This is not uncommon as you want people to see what the products will look like inside of a PC in use. Little did we know that this particular PC would be at …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Dr Zaber Sentry 2.0 @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Apr 03 2019 | 4:36P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in 2016, I ran across a community inspired case called Sentry. It was designed in Poland as a side project by a wind turbine company. I reached out at potentially getting one in at the time but it being a side project they didn’t have any extra. It went on to have a successful Indiegogo campaign early in 2017. Well, they didn’t go away, in fact, they have been busy bringing in feedback all this time from the Sentry 1.0 owners and working on a new design. Talk about exciting! I was excited about the first design, being able to pack a true PC into a console form factor. What could they possibly have changed? Well, their changelog reads a lot like an open source software roadmap including showing what ideas they decided not to implement with reasons why. Even better, this time around for the Sentry 2.0 they made a few more test cases to spread around. You most likely have seen a few of them around YouTube and the internet by now. Well, we had a Sentry 2.0 come in as well and I’ve been playing around with it. I’m excited to finally take a closer look at this unique design and see if it was worth being excited about all this time.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Drobo 8D Thunderbolt 3 Storage Review
     Wed, Feb 20 2019 | 9:00A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Drobo pushes its popular BeyondRAID platform to 8 bays."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

2019 Global CX Report Identifies Severe CX Risks In APAC!
     Mon, Jan 28 2019 | 9:00A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In their 2019 Global CX Benchmarking Report, Dimension Data revealed an urgent problem - a severe Customer Experience (CX) disconnect in Asia Pacific that could put businesses at risk in the new Experience Economy. Here are the full details!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Spectre/Meltdown Performance Impact On Linux 4.20
     Sat, Dec 01 2018 | 9:03A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As outlined yesterday, significant slowdowns with the Linux 4.20 kernel turned out to be due to the addition of the kernel-side bits for STIBP (Single Thread Indirect Branch Predictors) for cross-HyperThread Spectre Variant Two mitigation. This has incurred significant performance penalties with the STIBP support in its current state with Linux 4.20 Git and is enabled by default at least for Intel systems with up-to-date microcode. Here are some follow-up benchmarks looking at the performance hit with the Linux 4.20 development kernel as well as the overall Spectre and Meltdown mitigation impact on this latest version of the Linux kernel."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

First Kaspersky Transparency Center Launched In Zurich
     Sat, Nov 24 2018 | 4:01P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kaspersky Lab just launched their first Data Processing and Transparency Center in Zurich. This is part of their Global Transparency Initiative that we covered a while back. Let's take a look, and find out what this means for Kaspersky Lab and global cybersecurity!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

84% of New PCs with Pirated Software Infected with Malware!
     Sat, Nov 17 2018 | 9:00A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A recent Microsoft PC test purchase sweep revealed that 84% of new PCs sold in Asia with pirated software were infected with malware. Here are the details of their report...
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

 
Dimension Data On Living In A Multi-Cloud World
     Tue, Nov 06 2018 | 2:28P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We had the exclusive opportunity to interview three key Dimension Data executives about Living in a Multi-Cloud World. Find out what we learned!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Secretlab SoftWeave: Gaming Chairs Go Next-Gen
     Sat, Oct 27 2018 | 9:01A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Secretlab unveils their new SoftWeave series, their first custom made fabric and first-ever non-leather chair"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Mobile Threats Are On The Rise!
     Mon, Oct 15 2018 | 2:13P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kaspersky Lab warns that mobile threats are on the rise. It is important for the public to be aware, and to take the right precautions. On their part, they are raising awareness through greater media outreach and special events.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

How to Convert Audio and Video Files with VLC Media Player
     Sun, Sep 30 2018 | 4:03P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you've ever looked for software that can convert audio and video files on Windows, you might know how hard it can be to find dedicated solutions that are free and function as advertised. What you may ignore however is that VLC is capable of converting your files as well as performing other tasks like recording your desktop, and more.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

How to Create a Windows 10 Virtual Machine with VMware Player
     Wed, Sep 19 2018 | 9:02A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having a virtual machine on-hand can be useful for a variety of purposes, such as testing software or tweaks in a sandboxed environment that is separate from your primary operating system. A virtual machine can also help you to run older software that doesn't work with your new operating system, or simply exploring a new operating system altogether.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Battlefield V Open Beta: Everything You Need To Know
     Wed, Sep 12 2018 | 9:00A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EA DICE unleashes Battlefield V open beta starting September 4, are you ready?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

What Are the Best CCleaner Alternatives?
     Thu, Aug 16 2018 | 2:41P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For a long time CCleaner has been the most popular system-cleaning tool for Windows, extending its reach to other platforms like macOS and Android phones. However since security giant Avast acquired it last year, it's been a stormy ride that's had many doubting how effective or trustworthy the tool really is.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Kaspersky Global Transparency Initiative Explained
     Tue, Jul 03 2018 | 2:03P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The upcoming Trump-Putin summit aside, Kaspersky Lab is pushing forward with their Global Transparency Initiative. What is the Kaspersky Global Transparency Initiative? And how does it help guarantee that Kaspersky Lab products and services are safe to use?
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

ASEAN Content Code for Video-On-Demand Revealed
     Wed, Jun 27 2018 | 4:03P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In a bid to self-regulate before their host countries start introducing a hodgepodge of different regulations, leading ASEAN video-on-demand services came together to introduce an ASEAN content code – the Subscription Video-on-Demand Industry Content Code. Let’s see what it’s all about!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Jul 27 | Motherboards
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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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  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
  47. Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
  54. Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard & Memory
  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
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  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
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