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Beacon Dark Web Search Engine Probes The Internet Underworld
     Thu, Mar 14 2019 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have all heard of the dark web: a lawless digital world, uncharted and unstructured, full of data -- much of it illegally acquired and illegally for sale -- that cannot be viewed without special tools: proxy servers, TOR browsers, and the like. It's a murky and mysterious place, a place where much information resides, but is difficult to unearth for the uninitiated. Until now. Canada's Echosec Systems Ltd. recently released Beacon, a security tool that's designed to shed some light on the dark web...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

litany of new digital gaming stores
     Mon, Mar 11 2019 | 4:03P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A litany of new digital gaming stores have sprung up over the last few years, in commensurate response to the growth of the video games market. Valve is still king, but the throne is being challenged on multiple fronts.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

20 of the Worst PC Setups
     Tue, Feb 26 2019 | 9:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from January."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Nvidia dealing with the fallout from the mining craze
     Sat, Feb 09 2019 | 9:01A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Greetings, friends. Enjoy the recent spate of TR news and features, including news about Intel's new big cheese, Nvidia dealing with the fallout from the mining craze, and more. Also: Been thinking about setting up Plex to take control of your media content? We have a guide for that. Read and share widely!
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Guru3D Rig of the Month - January 2019
     Mon, Feb 04 2019 | 1:44P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first Rig Of The Month for 2019 is not necessarily the most beautiful one. However it is very unique and the amount of time that went into this PC, is staggering. But please do understand the craftsmanship and originality in his idea- Pink Floyd anyone?
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

19 Year OCinside.de Anniversary Contest Winners
     Mon, Jan 07 2019 | 9:01A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ho, ho, hoo, today the lucky winners were drawn from our 19 Year OCinside.de Contest! We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers, reviewers, webmasters, news posters and of course our cooperation partners Merry Xmas and a prosperous New Year 2019! The daily Hardware News will also be published during holidays without Xmas break on OCinside.de and Hardwarespot.de and for sure we will also publish some reviews as well.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

Christmas 2018 Mega Worldwide Joint Giveaway
     Tue, Dec 11 2018 | 2:56P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our Mega Christmas Giveaway is online once again this time with a total of 25 prizes by 16 manufacturers worth well over 3000Eur.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

 
Ultimate Tech Stocking Stuffers Guide
     Wed, Dec 05 2018 | 5:53P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It is the holiday season again and that means going out and buying gifts for family and friends. A lot of the time people are hard to buy for, but if they are into tech we have a handful a great products that are the perfect stocking stuffer and will not break the bank either! We are also going to be giving away everything listed in this guide away! Check out the bottom of this article for all of the details!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Kaspersky Lab Tips On Staying Safe While Shopping Online
     Wed, Dec 05 2018 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here is a short guide by the Kaspersky Lab team on how to stay safe while shopping online during the holiday sales, whether it’s for Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Christmas! Bookmark it for reference, and share this with your friends!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

HotHardware 2018 Deals And Steals Hot Tech And Gadget Gift
     Wed, Nov 21 2018 | 8:55P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every year, Black Friday and the Christmas shopping season seem to become more momentous. We have already seen several large retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, Sam's Club, Staples, and Target "leak: Black Friday adds in an attempt to offer select deals early. Even with so many deals out there, however, it can be exceedingly difficult to pick the perfect gift for tech-loving friends and family. But we're here to help! This guide aims to help you pick the perfect gift by listing items that are perfect for the tech enthusiasts in your life...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

NikKTech & AVM Wireless Freedom European Giveaway
     Thu, Nov 15 2018 | 3:49P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For our 75th giveaway our good friends over at AVM have made available 4 of their latest products and more specifically their FRITZ!Box 7590 VDSL/ADSL Modem-Router, FRITZ!Fon C5 Cordless Telephone, FRITZ!Powerline 1240 Set and their FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 1160.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

20 of the Worst PC Setups – October 2018
     Thu, Nov 08 2018 | 5:36P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from October."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Confirmed : Realme Expands To Malaysia In November 2018
     Thu, Nov 01 2018 | 4:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the recent launch of the Realme 2 Pro, Realme 2 and Realme C1 smartphones in Jakarta, Realme revealed that they intend to expand to many Southeast Asian countries. Today, we can confirm that Realme is going to come to Malaysia in November 2018! Here are the full details!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

20 of the Worst PC Setups
     Sat, Oct 27 2018 | 9:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from September."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Guru3D PC Buyers Guide Fall
     Thu, Oct 25 2018 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The leaves are getting brown and rusty, Welcome, all to the fall 2018 edition of Guru3D's PC Buyer's Guide. With the changing PC landscape, we've overhauled the buyers guide into five categories. So if you need some assistance in choosing the right components for your build, have a read.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Infamous Tech Industry Predictions and Quotations
     Wed, Oct 24 2018 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The tech industry is known for its predictive pronouncements and verbal sparring as for its actual innovation. Many have felt compelled to follow Intel co-founder Gordon Moore (of Moore's Law fame) in bringing their judgements and observations into the public eye... with varying degrees of success. Here's a taste of those now infamous quotes.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

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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
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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
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  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
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  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
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