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Thermalright True Spirit 140 BW Rev.A CPU Cooler Review

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Chad tells us about Thermalright's True Spirit 140 BW Rev.A CPU cooler. If you are looking for a new cooler for your rig, you should take a look.

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IDC: PC sales dropping ahead of Windows 10, as competition tightens

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 22 mins ago

Worldwide PC shipments will drop 6.2 percent in 2015, marketing the fourth consecutive year of declining market volume, according to the IDC research group. Microsoft will release Windows 10 this summer for the PC, and additional rollouts will take place shortly after, the company has confirmed.

 

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"Microsoft and PC vendors still need to convince users of the advantages of the new OS and new PCs, which will take some time," said Loren Loverde, VP of worldwide PC trackers at IDC. "In addition to educating clients, they'll face tough competition from other devices, and weak spending in many regions. As a result, we see PC shipments stabilizing in 2016, followed by limited growth for the next few years."

 

Looking ahead, Microsoft expects Windows 10 to be on more than one billion devices in just three years, and will help consumers upgrade. When do you plan to install or upgrade to Windows 10?

EUROCOM boasts NVIDIA Quadro graphics, 32GB RAM, M.2 SSDs and more

By: Chris Smith | More News: Laptops | Posted: 36 mins ago

Sometimes too much is simply not enough and for those times you will have to call EUROCOM to provide you with a laptop. Pushing its new P7 Pro 17.3" Mobile Workstation, EUROCOM has gone all out in the features department.

 

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Complete with NVIDIA Quadro graphics models including K5100M, K3100M and K1100M and paired with an Intel i7-4700 desktop processor, there's also the option to throw in 32GB of memory and 5.2TB of overall storage.

 

If more speed is on your mind, EUROCOM also offers two M.2 SSD slots alongside two standard hard drive bays, making sure to mention that PCIe SSDs are further supported.

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Jawbone sues Fitbit as fitness trackers go to war

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: 45 mins ago

As fitness tracking company Fitbit prepares to go public in a $100m offering, rival Jawbone has thrown a spanner in the works by launching legal proceedings against the market leader.

 

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Fitbit has been accused of poaching multiple employees away from Jawbone who took with them trade secrets by downloading IP and attempting to cover over their tracks. For their part, Fitbit denies the claims, saying in a statement "We are unaware of any confidential or proprietary information of Jawbone in our possession and we intend to vigorously defend against these allegations."

Robots used to help keep the elderly active and engaged in retirement

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 hour, 12 mins ago

Senior citizens are finding motivation and entertainment out of a 22-inch humanoid robot leading physical therapy classes. The Zora robot was originally poised to become an assistant in hotels, but designers and programmers found a more appealing market in healthcare.

 

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Previously, Zora has been used to interact with young children, helping teach them basic motor function and keep them stimulated. There are more than 6,000 elderly citizens in Belgium, France and the Netherlands use the robot to stay engaged, listening to news articles, weather forecasts, and following dance and exercise routines.

 

"A lot of elderly people are actually feeling alone. Solitude is something which is horrible for the moment for a lot of elderly people," said Fabrice Goffin, co-creator of the Zora robot, in a statement to Washington Post. "People don't have all the time to visit their families and they can find some kind of relationship with the robot and that is a nice thing to do."

AMD claims its new A-Series APU will boost your gaming experience

By: Chris Smith | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 hour, 28 mins ago

In a recently issued press release AMD claims that its new A10-7870K APU "delivers a best-in-class experience for eSports and online gaming with superior performance," adding that this "new processor also delivers exceptional performance in modern workloads and is designed for the future with Microsoft Windows® 10."

 

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Backed by 12 cores comprised of 4 CPU and 8GPU, this processor will has now hit the market at a small price of $137.

 

Aiming to allow gamers to play "like a pro without spending like one," AMD's corporate VP and general manager, Mat Skynner, is confident in this release.

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Google anticipates next billion smartphones sold in just six countries

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 32 mins ago

Smartphone saturation in the United States, Western Europe, and other select regions has provided good opportunities for phone makers to sell devices to other countries. It's possible 1.2 billion smartphones could be sold in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and Mexico over the next two years, according to Google.

 

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Smartphones are extremely popular in China and India - but higher price tags can scare away consumers - and more manufacturers want to cater to these markets with lower-priced models.

 

Google believes it's the perfect chance to promote its Android One initiative, designed so hardware manufacturers can create lower-cost smartphones running modern Android software.

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One year later, Sally Beauty suffers another data breach

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 3 hours, 17 mins ago

Sally Beauty has informed customers that it has suffered yet another data breach, investigating a reported security incident that took place in April. The company received reports that customers suffered suspicious activity on debit and credit cards that were used in the store.

 

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The company, which doesn't collect PIN data, found malware on some point-of-sale (PoS) systems in its retail stores.

 

"We regret any inconvenience this incident may have caused our customers, and we want to reassure them that protecting our customers is our priority," said Chris Brickman, president and CEO of Sally Beauty. "Because we cannot pinpoint exactly which cards might have been affected during our reported date range, we are offering credit monitoring services to any customer who used their payment card at a U.S. Sally Beauty store between March 6 and April 17 of 2015."

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Innodisk shows off world's fastest Intel Atom server RAM

By: Chris Smith | More News: RAM | Posted: 3 hours, 35 mins ago

Proclaimed as the "world's fastest 16GB DDR3 memory for Atom servers" in a recently issued press release, these 16GB DDR3 memory modules claim speeds of up to 1600MHz and are listed as the first 16GB DDR3 ECC UDIMM product to achieve this number.

 

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Available for purchase now, Innodisk's DDR3 range includes ECC UDIMM, UDIMM and SO-DIMM modules, available in sizes up to 16GB and featuring speeds of 1066, 1333 and 1600MHz.

 

Setting out to reduce a server RAM performance bottleneck that Innodisk sees as a major issue, this company claims better overall performance will come thanks to this advancement in technology.

Making sense of Taylor Swift's decision to pull music from Spotify

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 4 hours, 22 mins ago

Taylor Swift pulled her music from Spotify, with her record label showing little interest in working with the music service. Unfortunately, her decision doesn't actually hurt Spotify, and leaves her music fans with one less outlet to listen to her music.

 

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It's unknown how much money Spotify actually paid out to Swift's record label, Big Machine, though most of her money is made from live music concerts and promotional appearances.

 

Spotify, the No. 1 streaming service, pays a whopping 70 percent of revenue directly to the music labels - writing a check for around $1 billion in 2014 - with the number of subscribers increasing in 2015. However, the record labels only collect less than one penny for each song played through the popular service.

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Animal-inspired robots could be used to help explore space

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 5 hours, 32 mins ago

When robots are deployed in space, often dispatched to study harsh and unknown environments, they must be able to adapt if a mechanical problem arises. Much like an animal in the wild has to make adjustments due to injury or environmental change, researchers are inspired to create ways for robots to make changes.

 

A hexapod robot that uses one robotic arm and six legs had to endure damaged or missing legs while trying to move across the floor in a straight line. A different test required ping pong balls to be dropped into a stationary cup, even with the robotic arm broken.

 

 

Researchers were tasked with creating an algorithm so robots were able to successfully complete assigned tasks, even while working in less than optimal physical condition. The study found it was possible to have "robots behave more like animals by endowing them with the ability to adapt rapidly to unforeseen circumstances."

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