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Weekly Tech Update Episode #259 - The PS4 is Killing it!
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 11:01A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Episode #259 of Weekly Tech Update is now available on iTunes and wherever else you download your fine podcasts. This is our weekly podcast that covers the hottest stuff in tech - not only around BCCHardware but also the world. Check it out over here - as well as a free download in the iTunes store. In this episode we are discussing PS4 sells 7 Million Units Steams most popular games and Google wants drones more than Facebook. We have those stories and more and the links below!"
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

News: TRs April 2014 Peripheral Staff Picks
     Thu, Apr 17 2014 | 9:12A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we introduced our new System Guide format in February, we cut out peripherals in order to focus more closely on internal PC components. Our plan was to revisit keyboards, mice, displays, and such things in a separate guide, which we would be free to flesh out a little more and update as needed, independently of the already lengthy System Guide. Today, that plan comes to fruition. Welcome to our first Peripheral Staff Picks."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Qualcomm Announces Next-Gen Snapdragon 808 And 810 SoCs
     Sat, Apr 12 2014 | 12:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week, we took a trip to San Diego to meet with Qualcomm and discuss the company's cutting edge 20nm radios and upcoming Snapdragon processors. Unlike the already-launched Snapdragon 801 and 805, these are fundamentally new chips with updated CPU cores as well as Qualcomm's new Adreno 400-class GPU. Qualcomm is announcing two new chips today -- the Snapdragon 808 and the Snapdragon 810. The 810 will be the highest-end solution, with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A57 paired alongside four Cortex-53 CPUs... The 808 will also use a big.Little design, but the core layouts will be asymmetric -- two Cortex-A57's paired with four Cortex-A53's. The Cortex-A57 is, by all accounts, an extremely capable processor -- which means a pair of them in a dual-core configuration should be more than capable of driving a high-end smartphone. Read-on here to get our full scoop...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Tobias Brinkman from OCZ
     Wed, Apr 02 2014 | 9:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The story of OCZ in recent years is nothing short of incredible. From an organisation that became famous for its Reaper 8500 memory and low cost power supplies, it is now part of Toshiba, one of the only genuine memory manufacturers on the planet. KitGuru was lucky enough to catch up with its Vice President of Global Marketing, Tobias Brinkmann.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

OCZ Storage Solutions Interview with Alex Mei, CMO
     Mon, Mar 31 2014 | 9:01A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To say OCZ has had a tumultuous year would be putting it mildly, to say the least. The company took a brutal beating and was knocked down, but not out. Now, thanks to an acquisition by Toshiba, the newly formed and revitalized OCZ Storage Solutions, is poised and ready to make another run at enthusiasts and the enterprise. In an effort to clear up some of the rumors and hear what Toshiba's OCZ Storage Solutions has in store, we reached out to OCZ's CMO, Alex Mei. Here's what he had to say:
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Exclusive interview with Thermaltake CEO Kenny Lin
     Tue, Mar 25 2014 | 9:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Without doubt, Thermaltake is a Marmite company. Some people absolutely adore it, while others are just as vocal in the opposite direction. Whatever your personal feelings, there is no doubt that 15 years in the technology industry has seen some iconic releases from this Taiwanese manufacturer. KitGuru was fortunate enough to get an exclusive interview with CEO Kenny Lin as his company launches a year of celebration.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

The World Wide Web Turns 25: A Timeline
     Fri, Mar 14 2014 | 3:15P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Twenty five years has brought along a lot of changes to the World Wide Web and in that time we’ve witnessed how it evolved from static to brimming with activity and creativity. As we commemorate another anniversary let’s look back at some of the events and milestones that helped transform the web into what it is today.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
Fellowes AeraMax DX55 Air Purifier Review
     Mon, Mar 10 2014 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the great things about the Fellowes is that it uses a negligible amount of electricity and is practically silent. I feel satisfied that I can get some dust removal without adding to the noise already in the room.
  FULL STORY @ FELLOWES

A win-win situation for Toshiba and OCZ: Q&A with Alex Mei
     Wed, Mar 05 2014 | 4:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As part of Toshiba, OCZ Storage Solutions is able to leverage Toshiba's NAND and combine it with its proprietary controllers, firmware and software. Toshiba's financial strength has also put OCZ in a better position to compete in the rapidly growing SSD market.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

A Major Shift in the Data Storage Market is on the Horizon
     Wed, Mar 05 2014 | 7:08A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Is VMware`s entrance to the software-defined storage market enough to disrupt the legacy storage industry as we know it?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Blizzard will launch Reaper of Souls
     Sat, Mar 01 2014 | 9:01A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In about six weeks, Blizzard will launch Reaper of Souls, the first expansion pack for Diablo 3. I've spent the last few weeks playing in the beta for RoS, and while I normally hold an article this extensive for a launch, there's enough locked-in differences to be worth discussing at this stage. This new expansion comes with the usual slew of goodies -- a new Act for the game, new quests, a new enchanting ability, and a new skill for each existing class, as well as a new Crusader class to experiment with. All of this falls into the "expected" category. What's more important about Reaper of Souls is that it makes core changes to the way Diablo III feels and plays, changes that, in aggregate, have made the game a great deal more fun...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Mobile Devices in the Workplace: What is at Risk?
     Fri, Feb 28 2014 | 4:04P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let?s face it, smart phones and tablets have become a common part of life. It is not unusual to walk into a place and see a majority of the people with their eyes down, totally engrossed in a mobile device. This is something that happens out in everyday life and is becoming increasingly more common in the workplace. Laptops and desktops are starting to be replaced by tablets and laptop-tablet hybrids. No matter the business industry, just like computers, tablets and smartphones are becoming essential in almost all areas of business. Even if your business does not directly require your employees to have these devices to work, they are being introduced into your environment because they can assist in productivity."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

A Day in the Life of Google Glass - Looking throughglass has never been better
     Tue, Feb 25 2014 | 2:55P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Anthony shares his thoughts on using Google Glass after one day. Hint - he doesn`t want to take them off, ever. Let`s see what he thinks."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCC 2013 Products of the Year
     Mon, Feb 24 2014 | 8:31A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This years winner is MSI`s Dragon themed Z87-GD65 GAMING motherboard. MSI put together a solid product that will appeal to gamers and enthusiasts alike, all at a very reasonable MSRP of $189. While having great looks with a black and red color theme, this motherboard is built to meet or exceed the MIL-STD-810G standards, which is reflected in the parts used such as Super Ferrite Chokes that run at up to 35 C lower temperatures, have a 30% higher current handling capacity, and a 20% improvement in power efficiency; Tantalum filled Hi-C Caps that are up to 93% efficient; and Dark Capacitors that feature Lower ESR and a ten-year lifespan all tied into a PCB with improved temperature and humidity protections. The experience with MSI`s Click BIOS was painless and the abundance of fine-tuning settings allowed for great overclocking results of 4.7GHz on the CPU and 2600MHz on the RAM."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Disgusting Things Found Inside Computers @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Feb 23 2014 | 9:48A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some people do not realize that you need to regularly clean out your PC. Many people just buy a computer and never open it up to clean it. After a couple of years the inside of a computer can look rather disgusting and things can begin living inside your computer! Dont believe me? Check out these photos of some of the most disgusting things found inside of computers!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Core Mantle Questions: Interview with AMDs Guennadi Riguer
     Sat, Feb 15 2014 | 11:09A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The current Mantle solution relies on the same shader generation path games the DirectX uses and includes an open-source component for translating DirectX shaders to Mantle accepted intermediate language (IL). This enables developers to quickly develop Mantle code path without any changes to the shaders. This was one of the strongest requests we got from our ISV partners when we were developing Mantle."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

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