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Supermicro X10DRX (Intel C612) Server Motherboard Review

Supermicro X10DRX (Intel C612) Server Motherboard Review

Today we have another motherboard designed for maximum I/O, the Supermicro X10DRX, based on Intel's C612 server chipset. Here's our full review.

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Microsoft: 'Google ships a big pile of... code' for Android updates

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 28 mins ago

Google provides an open ecosystem with its Android mobile operating system, but that has led to fragmentation due to multiple versions of the OS running on such a large number of different products. Android is trying to close the gap, however, it's something that rivals such as Microsoft have picked up on while criticizing the OS.

 

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"Google ships a big pile of... code, with no commitment to update your device," said Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, when speaking during the Microsoft Ignite conference keynote. "Google takes no responsibility to update customer devices and refuses to take responsibility to update their devices, leaving end users and businesses increasingly exposed every day they use an Android device."

 

Microsoft has had a rather dismal showing in the mobile space, but hopes Windows 10 will power a growing number of smartphones and tablets. The company also didn't disclose how it will deliver its updates to Windows 10 phones as needed in the future.

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Save 63% on Veho's Retro Wireless Leather Speaker

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 3 hours, 3 mins ago

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If asked to choose between quality sound and a sleek look, we choose sound...but this retro-style Bluetooth speaker from Veho doesn't make you compromise. Get it for $65 at TweakTown Deals.

 

This Veho is impressive inside and out, with six watts of high-fidelity sound and two powerful speakers built into a sleek aluminum body finished with a retro leather strap. The battery gives you eight hours of playback time, while the built-in microphone makes it easy to switch to a hands-free call.

 

Get the best of both worlds-grab the Veho wireless speaker for $65 at TweakTown Deals.

Mayweather-Pacquiao proves popular on Meerkat, Periscope

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 3 hours, 38 mins ago

The boxing super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao may have left many boxing fans disappointed, but it proved extremely popular among Internet pirates. It wasn't difficult to find a live stream of the fight on Periscope and Meerkat, with users sharing streams directly from their TVs into the services before the opening bell.

 

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High demand for the pay-per-view, available for $90 or $100 in the United States, led to Charter, Time Warner and other cable providers enduring service outages shortly before the main event. Piracy likely increased due to the problem, which actually temporarily delayed the start of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.

 

Both Meerkat and Periscope have been used to stream Game of Thrones, live sporting events, and other high-profile subscription cable TV shows. Obviously, streaming a PPV broadcast violates the terms of service for both HBO and Showtime, and likely breaks some form of copyright law, but holding users accountable is difficult.

Samsung begins promoting the idea of wearables in the B2B sector

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 4 hours, 53 mins ago

The wearables market seems to have captured the attention of the consumer market, but Samsung wants to remind us that the B2B market also has great potential. There is hope that wearables will be able to boost efficiency and productivity in the workplace.

 

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It is expected to take time and patience, though Samsung believes wearable technology will increase in the workplace faster than smartphones. The difference being users can quickly glance at actionable information, such as emails, text messages, and work-related alerts while remaining hands-free.

 

In a blog post, Samsung point to wearables being used in hotels, high schools, restaurants, sales, hospitals, and warehouses - an appealing aspect as more promising applications become available.

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Report: Mobile gaming to surpass rivals, becoming $45B market by 2018

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 48 mins ago

Mobile gaming is an absolutely huge business, as smartphones and tablets continue to reach new phone owners across the world. Game software revenue is expected to generate $88 billion revenue in 2015, and surpass $110 billion in 2018, according to the Digi-Capital intelligence firm.

 

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The mobile market is expected to draw more interest than console games, but Steam PC titles and free-to-play game titles weren't included in the research.

 

"Where mobile games will take $3 of every $10 spent by gamers on software in 2015, that figure will go up to $4 out of every $10 by 2018," said Tim Merel, founder and managing director of Digi-Capital, in a report. "Mobile games revenue will grow from $29 billion in 2015 to $45 billion by 2018 at 15 percent annual growth."

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TomTom: Company hopes to be main provider of maps for autonomous cars

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 6 hours, 43 mins ago

Navigation company TomTom wants to prepare for autonomous vehicles, trying to evolve into the top provider of technology to help self-driving cars get around.

 

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TomTom was best known for its personal navigation devices, but struggled to keep up with Garmin and cheap competitors cutting into the market. To make matters even worse, smartphones with data plans exploded onto the market, hurting TomTom's financial outlook even more.

 

Google, which is developing its own autonomous vehicle, also has big ambitions in helping carmakers navigate self-driving vehicles. Expect additional partnerships to be forged in an effort to find new solutions to compete with Google - even if no one is entirely sure what will happen.

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UCLA neurosurgeons using virtual reality for brain analysis

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: 3D | Posted: 7 hours, 38 mins ago

Neurosurgeons at the University of California at Los Angeles are using virtual reality to get a unique viewpoint of patients' brains. There is long-term hope that VR will help neurosurgeons shorten surgeries, while also making them easier to conduct.

 

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"It's just amazing to see every little opening in the skull where a nerve goes through," said Dr. Neil Martin, chairman of the UCLA's department of neurosurgery, in a statement to CBS News. "I'm virtually inside the skull of the patient walking around, floating around."

 

During the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Dr. Martin said he believes virtual reality can have a "tremendous impact" on neuroscience research. A custom program is being developed with Moty Avisar, CEO of Surgical Theater and creator of F-16 flight simulators for the Israeli air force - using his expertise and blending brain scans with the flight simulation software.

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Sneak peak at the new iGame-Z170 Motherboard

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 8 hours, 6 mins ago

Thanks to TechPowerUp, the new iGame Z170 motherboard has been spotted and shown to the public, featuring a colorful design and a myriad of cool features.

 

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Designed for 6th generation Core "Skylake" CPUs, one model of this motherboard is said to support up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM with some others packing in a max of 32GB DDR3. Other features include a 14-phase CPU VRM, two PCI-E x16 slots, six SATA 6Gb/s ports, one SATA-Express slot, one M.2 10 Gs/s port, two USB 3.1 ports, six USB 3.0 ports and more.

 

Set for a Q3 2015 launch, this new series of motherboards is likely to see a debut at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan.

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AMD Crossfire still doesn't work on FreeSync monitors

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 8 hours, 44 mins ago

With NVIDIA's G-Sync technology working on not just multi-monitor systems, but multi-GPU systems, AMD has its work cut out for it when it comes to FreeSync not yet working with Crossfire setups.

 

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AMD's FreeSync technology is as it stands, exclusive to single-GPU setups, with a multi-GPU driver expected late April. This launch window has been missed, with AMD officially delaying the driver. The company will "continue to develop and test this solution in accordance with our stringent quality standards, and we will provide another update when it is ready for release".

The stunning ASUS GTX 980 20th anniversary gold edition and more

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 10 hours, 9 mins ago

I'm sure I know a few people who would trade their children for a card like the ASUS GTX 980 20th anniversary gold edition, let alone the case, RAM and motherboard you're about to see.

 

 

Hit the 1080p quality option, make the video full screen and turn up the speakers or headphones and get lost in what can only described as a beautiful display of technology.

 

GGF LAN has been lucky enough to get their hands on the ASUS GTX 980 20th anniversary gold edition, an In Win S-Frame Gold Edition case, an ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS motherboard and some ADATA XPG Z1 Gold DDR4 RAM to show off here.

 

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

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