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GPU-Accelerated Virtual Desktops
     Tue, Aug 12 2014 | 12:03P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While we've long moved away from the early days of the mainframe and thin clients, there are some areas of computing where we're seeing a push back to similar architectures. We'll take a look at some of the more common advantages and disadvantages of virtual desktops, offer our general impressions on using them, and make some educated guesses as to whether virtual desktops truly are the future of computing or if they will likely remain a niche technology.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Lantronix SLB Remote Branch Office Manager Review
     Fri, Aug 08 2014 | 8:29A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lantronix SLB provides remote management capabilities, power distribution and control for branch office locations. Let`s see what Paul thinks of it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Sony Vegas Pro 13 Rendering
     Mon, Jul 21 2014 | 9:00A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Sony's Vegas video editing software first introduced GPU assisted rendering in v10. Since then, there new processes that take advantage of your video card."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Russian Sought Over Cybercrime Botnet
     Wed, Jun 04 2014 | 12:48A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BBC Reports: "The US has charged a Russian man with being behind a major cybercrime operation that affected individuals and businesses worldwide.

Evgeniy Bogachev, said to be known as "lucky12345" and "slavik", is accused of being involved in attacks on more than a million computers. Once installed on a victim's machine, Gameover Zeus will search specifically for files containing financial information.

If it cannot find anything it deems of worth, some strains of Gameover Zeus will then install Cryptolocker - a ransomware program that locks a person's machine until a fee is paid."

Care of Get Safe Online's Google+ page, if you're looking to download the scan and remove tools for the latest malware and ransomware threat, here are the links:

Symantec
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/international-takedown-wounds-gameover-zeus-cybercrime-network

F-Secure
F-Secure Online scanner (Windows Vista, 7 and 8)
http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_global/online-scanner
F-Secure Rescue CD (Windows XP systems)
http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/labs_global/removal-tools/-/carousel/view/142

Kaspersky
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/utility#kasperskyvirusremovaltool (if you think your computer is infected with malware)
http://support.kaspersky.com/8005 (WindowsUnlocker utility for if your computer is infected with CryptoLocker)

Sophos
http://www.sophos.com/VirusRemoval (Windows XP (SP2) and above)

Heimdal Security
http://goz.heimdalsecurity.com/ (Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1.)

Microsoft
Microsoft Safety Scanner (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP)

McAfee
www.mcafee.com/stinger

Trend Micro
www.trendmicro.com/threatdetector
(Windows XP, Vista, Windows, Windows 8/8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2).

  FULL STORY @ BBC

NZXT releases CAM software App
     Tue, May 20 2014 | 11:44A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

Upgrading, managing and maintaining all of the components inside a computer can be a daunting task for both new builders and veterans alike. Over the years, computer hardware has advanced rapidly and as a result, monitoring software has become increasingly complex.

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CAM changes all of that as the first hardware monitoring software designed specifically to provide the best user experience possible. A beautifully simple interface combined with an interactive feature set provides an effortless approach to maintaining your computer.

Giving a modern refresh to antiquated monitoring methods, CAM offers the ability to sync your data to the cloud, allowing you to access your data and control CAM from anywhere using your mobile device. More than just a piece of software, CAM is a companion you can trust.

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With its all-encompassing approach to PC health, CAM actively monitors and tracks all of the important PC statistics ranging from network speeds, storage space, component temperatures, load usage over time and much more.

CAM also offers a proactive approach to PC health by notifying you of issues long before they become big problems. It is the first monitoring software to provide meaningful notifications in real-time about things such as suggested upgrades, critical issues, malfunctioning hardware and more.
CAM is a big step in NZXT’s long-term goal of contributing to the growth and development of the DIY building community. You can certainly expect big things to follow, perhaps sooner than you think!
For more information or to download CAM for free, visit: cam.nzxt.com
For media

  FULL STORY @ NZXT

CM Storm Trigger-Z Review
     Sat, May 03 2014 | 12:00P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Trigger-Z is the new gaming mechanical keyboard from CM Storm. The device has a big palm rest, few macro buttons, white backlight and much more. Our model uses CherryMX Brown but on the market there are several versions with different switches and backlights. Let's find out in this new review!
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

64-bit version of Google Chrome
     Wed, Apr 16 2014 | 12:02P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NGOHQ.com brings you a 64-bit version of Google Chrome, built from the Chromium source code version 36.0.1933.0. Making the fastest web browser on the planet even faster. Chromium is the open source project from which Google Chrome draws its source code. Chromium stores users' profile data in a separate location and can be run side-by-side with Google Chrome. Chromium comes without proprietary code like integrated Adobe Flash Player and PDF viewer."
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ

 
Office Mobile For iPad and iPhone Review
     Fri, Apr 11 2014 | 9:02A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Office for iPad is finally here, and for once, the term “finally” is truly justified. For nearly as long as the iPad has been available, general consumers and enterprise users alike have been clamoring for Microsoft’s suite of document editing tools. In fact, the dearth of Office on iPad enabled an entire ecosystem to grow, with the likes of Quickoffice and DocsToGo stepping in to fill the void. Eventually, Apple’s own iWork suite was unleashed on iOS for free, which also helped bridge the gap. But even still, there has been a void: you can imitate Office and get by, but there was real, no bona fide replacement for the original...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

CyberLink PowerDVD 14 Review @MissingRemote
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 11:40A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last year CyberLink added the option to subscribe to PowerDVD alongside their cloud service, and that continues to be available this year with PowerDVD 14. The $44.99 per year (or $14.99 per quarter) alongside the standard purchase options of Ultra ($99.95), Pro ($79.95) and Standard ($49.95). If you opt for the subscription or Ultra 10GB of CyberLink Cloud storage is included in the price alongside the Android/iOS/Windows 8 Metro Power Media Player. There are quite a few new features this year, including HEVC (H.265), WASAPI audio support, and automatic cloud-based file synchronization between clients. I`ve had the chance to play with a beta release of the product - click through for some impressions an the full PR. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

Toshiba Encore Windows 8 Tablet Review
     Sat, Mar 08 2014 | 9:03A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to 8-inch Windows tablets, the release of Windows 8.1 has seen many companies try their hands at crafting the perfect tablet. Today we check out Toshiba's Encore tablet that packs a 1280x720 HFFS LCD display, Intel Bay Trail internals and expandable 32 or 64 GB internal storage.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Humble Indie Bundle 11 Review
     Fri, Feb 28 2014 | 4:04P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the individual reviews done, the question is if the Humble Indie Bundle 11 is worth getting? In my opinion, it certainly is. Dust: An Elysian Tale and The Swapper I would personally recommend. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is also fun, but does not pique my interest much. That does not mean it will fail with you though, and it is definitely worth giving a shot. Guacamelee! Gold Edition is also a good game, but I am just not the gamer it is targeted at. If you are, then definitely get it. Really all of the base games are quite good and enjoyable. The only question is which appeal to you the most?"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

System Mechanic Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Feb 28 2014 | 9:20A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Windows operating system, in all of its versions, has a lot of hidden options that are invisible to the user. Some of them are just cosmetic, but there are some options that really matter regarding to system performance. System Mechanic is a program that allows you to edit and hack some of those options, as well as analyze your system to find and solve a lot of problems, speeding up your computer. Let`s learn how to use this powerful software."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Intel Bay Trail NUC Linux Performance Preview
     Fri, Feb 14 2014 | 2:59P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week on Phoronix I shared my initial impressions of the Intel Bay Trail NUC Kit when running Ubuntu Linux. I`ve been impressed by the size, features, and price of this barebones Intel system sporting a low-power SoC with built-in HD Graphics capabilities that work well under Linux. Here`s some early CPU benchmarks for those trying to gauge the Intel Celeron N2820 performance under Ubuntu."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Android App Pick - CBC Olympics - BCCHardware App Pick
     Tue, Feb 11 2014 | 9:48A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are cheering on our country with the CBC Olympics App. This free app lets you stream all of the live events as they happen and then go back and catch up on all those you missed. It`s like your own personal Olympics PVR. What makes this app rock even more is that it is totally free and totally awesome. Go (Country of your choice)!"
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Humble Bundle: PC and Android 8 Review
     Tue, Jan 28 2014 | 8:31A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Of the beat-the-average games, I find Anomaly 2 to be worth the price alone. It is a strong title and a solid experience, and I have not even played it all the way through! Hero Academy could also be worth it, but only if you can take advantage of the multiplayer. Without friends or a willingness to play with strangers, the single-player is just not compelling enough to warrant a purchase."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Synology DSM 5.0: Disk Station Manager gets a make-over
     Thu, Jan 23 2014 | 4:02P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Synology is one of the most popular and progressive NAS-manufacturers in the world. We already got to see the beta version of Disk Station Manager (DSM) 5.0 at CES. Last week, Synology held a press conference in Amsterdam, and the company introduced this new version to the press. This article gives an impression of the new firmware.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

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