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Below you can find a list of our latest articles that have been published on TweakTown recently. Scroll down and you'll see that the content is split into our various different content categories. We have listed the latest six articles for each category, but you can drill down further by going to the dedicated page for that category by clicking one of the various links below.

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Audio, Sound & Speakers

TweakTown's 2010 Mid Year Audio Roundup

TweakTown's 2010 Mid Year Audio Roundup

By:

James Vozar | 

Posted:

Jun 14, 2010 1:46 pm  | 

Summary:

2010 has already brought us an interesting array of new audio products & ideas. Today we consolidate and look back at some of the standout items. Read the article.

Dolby Labs Interviewed Regarding PC Audio

Dolby Labs Interviewed Regarding PC Audio

By:

James Vozar | 

Posted:

Jul 21, 2009 5:06 am  | 

Summary:

Our audiophile James interviews Devon Bergman of Dolby Labs' PC segment to discuss the company's involvement with regard to PC audio. Read the article.

HyperSonic Sound (HSS) Technology - Reinventing Sound

HyperSonic Sound (HSS) Technology - Reinventing Sound

By:

James Vozar | 

Posted:

Jul 16, 2009 4:08 am  | 

Summary:

It's not every day that a new technology comes along which promises to change our day to day lives profoundly, but today is one of those days. Read the article.

TweakTown's 2009 Mid Year Audio Roundup

TweakTown's 2009 Mid Year Audio Roundup

By:

James Vozar | 

Posted:

Jun 20, 2009 5:09 am  | 

Summary:

So far this year we have seen an interesting array of new audio products & ideas. Today we consolidate & look back at some of the standout items. Read the article.

Interview with James Hildebrandt of Psyko Audio Labs

Interview with James Hildebrandt of Psyko Audio Labs

By:

James Vozar | 

Posted:

Feb 16, 2009 5:00 am  | 

Summary:

Our audiophile James has caught up with the CEO of Psyko Audio Labs to talk about the company's new award-winning Psyko 5.1 PC Gaming Headphones. Read the article.

Razer vs. SteelSeries Headset Comparison

Razer vs. SteelSeries Headset Comparison

By:

Andrew Jones | 

Posted:

Jul 3, 2008 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

Today we have two competing companies with headsets to compare; SteelSeries' 5H v2 and Razer's Piranha gaming headsets. Read the article.

See more article content from our Audio, Sound & Speakers category.

Cases, Cooling & PSU

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler Revisited in 2014

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler Revisited in 2014

By:

Chad Sebring | 

Posted:

Jul 2, 2014 2:08 am  | 

Summary:

With what seems like a ton of interest in how it would perform, we revisit the Noctua NH-D14 and see just how well it stacks up in today's PCs. Read the article.

Hands-on look at Adafruit's Neopixel RGB LED Strip

Hands-on look at Adafruit's Neopixel RGB LED Strip

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Jun 18, 2014 6:06 am  | 

Summary:

Adafruit's Neopixel lights up Charles' lab as he puts them to the test to see if they really are as easy to use as Adafruit claims. Let's take a look. Read the article.

INWIN Factory Tour - How to make one million computer cases per month

INWIN Factory Tour - How to make one million computer cases per month

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Jun 3, 2014 1:02 am  | 

Summary:

Late last week we were invited to the INWIN HQ and factory in Taiwan to see how they make cases. Read on for video and lots of photos from our visit. Read the article.

TweakTown CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology

TweakTown CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology

By:

Chad Sebring | 

Posted:

Oct 6, 2013 6:09 am  | 

Summary:

TweakTown gets a new CPU cooler test system. Find out how and why we test the way we do. Read the article.

Intel Haswell Socket H Heatsink Requirements and Overclocking Thoughts

Intel Haswell Socket H Heatsink Requirements and Overclocking Thoughts

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Apr 2, 2013 9:01 pm  | 

Summary:

Haswell is just around the corner and LGA1150 comes with it. Chris takes a look at Socket H to see what changes, what stays the same and what Haswell means to enthusiasts. Read the article.

Lian Li Factory Tour Video - What goes into making an Aluminum Chassis

Lian Li Factory Tour Video - What goes into making an Aluminum Chassis

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Aug 22, 2012 11:44 am  | 

Summary:

Ever wondered how a Lian Li case is made? We can solve that for you with an exclusive video tour of the Lian Li factory in Taiwan. Read the article.

See more article content from our Cases, Cooling & PSU category.

Computer Systems

TweakTown Blue Prodigy PC breaks PCMark Storage World Record at Computex 2013

TweakTown Blue Prodigy PC breaks PCMark Storage World Record at Computex 2013

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Jun 4, 2013 1:30 am  | 

Summary:

TweakTown has gone out big at Computex Taipei 2013. Not only do we have our Best of Computex awards, we also teamed up with BitFenix and other companies to build the TweakTown Blue Prodigy PC - the current... Read the article.

Legendary Internet Tech Pricing Mistakes and their (a)moral Implications

Legendary Internet Tech Pricing Mistakes and their (a)moral Implications

By:

TweakTown Staff | 

Posted:

May 3, 2013 7:02 am  | 

Summary:

eCommerce or freeCommerce? In light of Razer's recent 90% off discount coupon nightmare, we discuss all things Internet Pricing Mistakes. Read the article.

Building a DIY All-in-One PC with GIGABYTE's H77TN Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard

Building a DIY All-in-One PC with GIGABYTE's H77TN Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Feb 19, 2013 2:06 pm  | 

Summary:

The All-in-One PC is going to be a big part of computing in the coming years. We take our first look at building one DIY style with GIGABYTE's brand new H77TN Thin Mini-ITX motherboard. Read the article.

$599 AMD Gaming PC Built and Tested

$599 AMD Gaming PC Built and Tested

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

May 27, 2011 2:18 am  | 

Summary:

Following our $599 gaming PC article, someone said we should see how an AMD one would look. So we did - let's check it out! Read the article.

$599 Gaming PC Built and Tested

$599 Gaming PC Built and Tested

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

May 4, 2011 10:06 am  | 

Summary:

We check out this budget orientated "Gaming" PC and see what we can do with under 600 Dollars. Read the article.

TweakTown Commander PC Benchmarked

TweakTown Commander PC Benchmarked

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Apr 25, 2011 8:16 am  | 

Summary:

We don't just tell you what you should buy with a $2,000 budget, but also show you what it's capable of so you can make a more informed decision. Read the article.

See more article content from our Computer Systems category.

CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs

Intel Pentium G3258 (Haswell) 20th Anniversary CPU Gaming Performance

Intel Pentium G3258 (Haswell) 20th Anniversary CPU Gaming Performance

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Jul 22, 2014 2:10 am  | 

Summary:

We wrap up our Intel G3258 CPU coverage by seeing what happens against the i7-4790K in a gaming environment. Follow on as Shawn tells us all about it. Read the article.

Intel Pentium G3258 (Haswell) 20th Anniversary Edition CPU Performance

Intel Pentium G3258 (Haswell) 20th Anniversary Edition CPU Performance

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Jul 15, 2014 2:06 pm  | 

Summary:

Intel celebrates 20 years with the Intel Pentium G3258 processor. We find out just what it's all about in this performance overview article by Shawn. Read the article.

Intel Core i7 4790 (Haswell Refresh) CPU and Z97 Performance Preview

Intel Core i7 4790 (Haswell Refresh) CPU and Z97 Performance Preview

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

May 6, 2014 4:31 pm  | 

Summary:

We check out one of the upcoming CPUs that the Intel Haswell refresh brings to the table. Let's see just what the i7 4790 and Z97 can do in our testing! Read the article.

Team AU Overclocking in Perth with Liquid Nitrogen - Deanzo's Thoughts

Team AU Overclocking in Perth with Liquid Nitrogen - Deanzo's Thoughts

By:

TweakTown Staff | 

Posted:

Mar 21, 2013 3:39 pm  | 

Summary:

A group of overclockers from Australia and New Zealand got together to try and break some world records with the use of liquid nitrogen. This is Deanzo's take on what happened. Read the article.

Intel Ivy Bridge Overclocking with the Core i7 3770K and Core i5 3570K CPUs

Intel Ivy Bridge Overclocking with the Core i7 3770K and Core i5 3570K CPUs

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Mar 21, 2012 4:15 am  | 

Summary:

We check out overclocking results from the new Ivy Bridge processors; the Core i7 3770K and Core i5 3570K. Read the article.

Ivy Bridge preview with GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H (Intel Z77) and Core i7 3770K

Ivy Bridge preview with GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H (Intel Z77) and Core i7 3770K

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Mar 19, 2012 5:02 pm  | 

Summary:

We look at the big brother to the upcoming Ivy Bridge based Intel Core i5 3570k, the i7 3770k. Let's move with haste and check it out. Read the article.

See more article content from our CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs category.

Displays & Projectors

Hitting the G-Spot with NVIDIA's G-SYNC on the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q

Hitting the G-Spot with NVIDIA's G-SYNC on the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

1 week ago  | 

Summary:

The new ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q is the best gaming monitor on the market right now, powered by NVIDIA's impressive G-SYNC technology. Anthony shows us why. Read the article.

Oculus VR Rift DK2 Unboxing #throughglass and First Impressions

Oculus VR Rift DK2 Unboxing #throughglass and First Impressions

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Aug 15, 2014 2:10 pm  | 

Summary:

The Full HD-capable Oculus Rift DK2 is in our labs, and on our heads - and boy is it a big improvement over the DK1. Check out Anthony's impressions now. Read the article.

Seiki Digital SE39UY04 39" 4K Monitor Unboxing - a taste of Ultra HD

Seiki Digital SE39UY04 39" 4K Monitor Unboxing - a taste of Ultra HD

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Dec 5, 2013 3:19 pm  | 

Summary:

Seiki Digital's SE39UY04 is a 39-inch 4K display that sells for under $650... yes, 4K for considerably less than $1000. Here is our initial unboxing. Read the article.

Oculus Rift VR Development Kit Thoughts So Far and its Future

Oculus Rift VR Development Kit Thoughts So Far and its Future

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Sep 4, 2013 12:01 am  | 

Summary:

We can't call this a review since it's not a consumer product, but we'll share some thoughts with you about Oculus Rift, and the future of gaming. Read the article.

Oculus Rift VR 720p HD Development Kit Unboxing Video and Article

Oculus Rift VR 720p HD Development Kit Unboxing Video and Article

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Aug 8, 2013 7:06 pm  | 

Summary:

We purchase an Oculus Rift Development Kit and feel like a kid on Christmas Day opening it and unboxing it on video. Read the article.

ASUS PB278Q 27-inch WQHD PLS LED-backlit Monitor Unboxing

ASUS PB278Q 27-inch WQHD PLS LED-backlit Monitor Unboxing

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jul 31, 2013 6:01 am  | 

Summary:

We purchase an ASUS PB278Q monitor, which is a 27-inch 2560x1440 WQHD display and do a quick unboxing and first impressions. Read the article.

See more article content from our Displays & Projectors category.

Gaming

Ubisoft gimping Watch Dogs on PC opened a can of worms for PC Gamers

Ubisoft gimping Watch Dogs on PC opened a can of worms for PC Gamers

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jun 21, 2014 4:41 pm  | 

Summary:

The Watch Dogs controversy has opened up a massive can of worms, but it can't be the future of PC gaming, can it? Developers deliberately gimping games? Read the article.

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike gets detailed in 55 High-Resolution Images

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike gets detailed in 55 High-Resolution Images

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Apr 3, 2014 7:22 pm  | 

Summary:

While more than a week overdue, Battlefield 4's Naval Strike expansion was well worth the wait. Check out the new maps in these high-resolution images. Read the article.

Battlefield 4 Second Assault Maps vs. Battlefield 3 Maps - 116 Glorious Comparison Screenshots

Battlefield 4 Second Assault Maps vs. Battlefield 3 Maps - 116 Glorious Comparison Screenshots

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Feb 20, 2014 3:46 pm  | 

Summary:

We have 116 direct comparison images detailing the evolution from core Battlefield 3 maps to Battlefield 4 Second Assault maps. Let's take a look! Read the article.

Next-Generation Consoles and the Steam Machine, a Christmas dilemma?

Next-Generation Consoles and the Steam Machine, a Christmas dilemma?

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Dec 17, 2013 6:31 pm  | 

Summary:

Chris looks at the current state of next-gen consoles and tells us why he thinks open source will revolutionize the gaming market. Read the article.

Gaming Is About To Go Next-Gen, but With No Thanks to Sony and MS

Gaming Is About To Go Next-Gen, but With No Thanks to Sony and MS

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 26, 2013 9:12 pm  | 

Summary:

On the eve of next-gen consoles launching from Microsoft and Sony, more options are emerging, and they're more exciting. Let's take a close look. Read the article.

Battlefield 4 Beta Gameplay and Performance Preview

Battlefield 4 Beta Gameplay and Performance Preview

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 2, 2013 3:08 pm  | 

Summary:

We take a look at the Battlefield 4 Beta, and see how it performs on our system at various resolutions running NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GPUs. Read the article.

See more article content from our Gaming category.

Guides

Case Smithing: The Stealth Optical Bay Drive

Case Smithing: The Stealth Optical Bay Drive

By:

John Williamson | 

Posted:

Dec 6, 2012 9:39 am  | 

Summary:

John Williamson aka Pwnography6 brings us a simple case mod today and most people can complete in under one hour. Hide your ugly optical drive, and make your case even more appealing! Read the article.

Case Smithing: Go with the flow - Installing a new case fan mount

Case Smithing: Go with the flow - Installing a new case fan mount

By:

John Williamson | 

Posted:

Nov 16, 2012 7:46 am  | 

Summary:

John is back with another Case Smithing guide. This time he shows us the various methods of installing a new case fan mount in your rig. Read the article.

Case Smithing: The Mod Workshop - Case Modding Tools You Need

Case Smithing: The Mod Workshop - Case Modding Tools You Need

By:

John Williamson | 

Posted:

Nov 14, 2012 7:40 pm  | 

Summary:

John Williamson aka Pwnography6 joins TweakTown to bring us up to speed on the world of case modding. In his first article he tells us what sorts of tools are a must for the modding toolbox. Read the article.

Building an AMD HTPC - Capable of Blu-ray HD Audio Playback

Building an AMD HTPC - Capable of Blu-ray HD Audio Playback

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Jan 21, 2009 5:00 am  | 

Summary:

Cameron spends time researching the perfect AMD based Home Theater PC for 2009 that is capable of properly playing back Blu-ray HD audio and video. Read the article.

HD DVD and Blu-ray Ripping Guide - HDCP free HD content

HD DVD and Blu-ray Ripping Guide - HDCP free HD content

By:

Lars Göran Nilsson | 

Posted:

Mar 27, 2007 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

You just bought a new HD movie and are shocked to find you cannot watch without HDCP hardware - our guide will help you! Read the article.

Data Backup Guide - Online and Hardware Solutions Examined

Data Backup Guide - Online and Hardware Solutions Examined

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Jan 9, 2007 5:00 am  | 

Summary:

We take a look at online and hardware backup solutions in this guide about protecting and securing your important data. Read the article.

See more article content from our Guides category.

HT & Movies

Australian Blu-ray Importing: August 2014 Buying Guide

Australian Blu-ray Importing: August 2014 Buying Guide

By:

Ben Gourlay | 

Posted:

Aug 18, 2014 3:50 am  | 

Summary:

We take a look at the latest and greatest overseas titles on Blu-ray which are compatible to import into Australia for August 2014. Let's take a look! Read the article.

Australian Blu-ray Importing: May 2014 Buying Guide

Australian Blu-ray Importing: May 2014 Buying Guide

By:

Ben Gourlay | 

Posted:

May 17, 2014 2:45 pm  | 

Summary:

We take a look at the latest and greatest overseas titles on Blu-ray to import into Australia and work fine on your disc player for May 2014. Read the article.

Interview with Greg McLean, Co-writer and Director of Wolf Creek 2

Interview with Greg McLean, Co-writer and Director of Wolf Creek 2

By:

Ben Gourlay | 

Posted:

Mar 2, 2014 3:08 am  | 

Summary:

Ben had an opportunity to interview the Co-writer and Director of Wolf Creek 2, Greg McLean. Let's see what he has to say about the movie. Read the article.

Hands-on with the Lightpack TV Lighting System from Kickstarter

Hands-on with the Lightpack TV Lighting System from Kickstarter

By:

Jason Cartwright | 

Posted:

Feb 24, 2014 2:01 pm  | 

Summary:

Jason spends some time telling us about his experience with Lightpack, a Kickstarter funded project that improves television viewing. Read the article.

Australian Blu-ray Importing: February 2014 Buying Guide

Australian Blu-ray Importing: February 2014 Buying Guide

By:

Ben Gourlay | 

Posted:

Feb 22, 2014 3:02 pm  | 

Summary:

Ben takes a look at the latest and greatest overseas titles on Blu-ray to import into Australia and work fine on your disc player for February 2013. Read the article.

The Epic 2014 Blu-ray Release Schedule

The Epic 2014 Blu-ray Release Schedule

By:

Ben Gourlay | 

Posted:

Jan 12, 2014 5:02 am  | 

Summary:

Ben reveals the key Blu-ray titles that fans will have the opportunity to own this year. Read the article.

See more article content from our HT & Movies category.

IT/Datacenter

Crucial DDR4 Memory Performance Overview Early Look vs. DDR2 & DDR3

Crucial DDR4 Memory Performance Overview Early Look vs. DDR2 & DDR3

By:

William Harmon | 

Posted:

6 days, 1 hour ago  | 

Summary:

Is there any reason to be excited about DDR4 memory? Read on as William gives us an overview of performance on what to expect versus DDR2 and DDR3 RAM. Read the article.

MicroQuill SmartHeap Overview - Improve your SPEC CPU2006 Scores

MicroQuill SmartHeap Overview - Improve your SPEC CPU2006 Scores

By:

William Harmon | 

Posted:

1 week, 5 days ago  | 

Summary:

Today William takes a look at a well-known software product that will optimize SPEC CPU2006 scores, and that is SmartHeap by MicroQuill. Let's take a look. Read the article.

A close-up look and discussion of Crucial's upcoming DDR4 Memory

A close-up look and discussion of Crucial's upcoming DDR4 Memory

By:

William Harmon | 

Posted:

Jun 29, 2014 3:10 pm  | 

Summary:

Things are heating up in the DDR4 arena as we get close to the actual release. Let's take a look at two different sets of DDR4 memory by Crucial. Read the article.

Defining NVMe - Hands-on testing with the 1.6TB Intel P3700 SSD

Defining NVMe - Hands-on testing with the 1.6TB Intel P3700 SSD

By:

Paul Alcorn | 

Posted:

Jun 24, 2014 3:54 pm  | 

Summary:

NVMe is the key to unlocking the performance of flash in client and enterprise applications. We take a hands-on look at the NVMe specification with tests. Read the article.

ASUS Z97-WS Workstation Motherboard (Intel Z97) Overview

ASUS Z97-WS Workstation Motherboard (Intel Z97) Overview

By:

William Harmon | 

Posted:

Apr 27, 2014 11:00 pm  | 

Summary:

The launch is a little ways off, but today William gives us a quick look at the upcoming ASUS Z97-WS workstation motherboard featuring the Z97 chipset. Read the article.

DriveSavers Data Recovery Site Tour - Your Data, Recovered

DriveSavers Data Recovery Site Tour - Your Data, Recovered

By:

Paul Alcorn | 

Posted:

Apr 18, 2014 1:54 pm  | 

Summary:

We visit DriveSavers Data Recovery to take a close look at how they save data from data storage devices of all varieties. Let's take a close look now. Read the article.

See more article content from our IT/Datacenter category.

Laptops

Razer Blade 17.3-inch LED Gaming Laptop Initial Impressions Preview

Razer Blade 17.3-inch LED Gaming Laptop Initial Impressions Preview

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Feb 8, 2012 11:18 am  | 

Summary:

In a rather unique twist of fate, we got our hands on a demo unit of the highly anticipated Razer Blade gaming laptop. Read on as we give you our initial impressions. Read the article.

GIGABYTE T1125N 11.6-inch Tablet Convertible Notebook Unboxing

GIGABYTE T1125N 11.6-inch Tablet Convertible Notebook Unboxing

By:

Nicole Scott | 

Posted:

Apr 11, 2011 3:13 pm  | 

Summary:

The GIGABYTE T1125N enters the Premium Notebook space with its Tablet, Notebook & Desktop Form Factor. Read the article.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Launches in Taiwan

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Launches in Taiwan

By:

Nicole Scott | 

Posted:

Mar 26, 2011 9:04 am  | 

Summary:

Can't decide between a tablet and a netbook? Well, this 10.1" tablet with docking station might just solve all your problems! Read the article.

GIGABYTE P2532: Thinnest 2nd Gen Core i7 Notebook Hands On

GIGABYTE P2532: Thinnest 2nd Gen Core i7 Notebook Hands On

By:

Nicole Scott | 

Posted:

Mar 17, 2011 2:38 pm  | 

Summary:

The P2532 is currently the thinnest 2nd Generation Core i7 on the market at 35.1mm. Read the article.

An Insight to NVIDIAs Next-Gen ION Platform

An Insight to NVIDIAs Next-Gen ION Platform

By:

Shane McGlaun | 

Posted:

Mar 2, 2010 5:26 am  | 

Summary:

NVIDIA lifts the curtain on its next generation ION platform today and Shane takes the time to look over it and see what's new. Read the article.

NVIDIA Pushes 3D Vision Outside the Gaming Box

NVIDIA Pushes 3D Vision Outside the Gaming Box

By:

Sean Kalinich | 

Posted:

Nov 19, 2009 4:20 am  | 

Summary:

Thanks to ASUS' new 3D Vision-ready G51J-3D notebook that's just launched, we take the time to investigate the tech in mobile form today. Read the article.

See more article content from our Laptops category.

Maker & DIY

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Making Your Portable Toolkit

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Making Your Portable Toolkit

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Jun 27, 2014 2:15 pm  | 

Summary:

Charles walks us through what our portable 3D printer toolkit should include. Read on and see what tools you may be missing to make your experience better. Read the article.

Practical 3D Printing Guide: Making a GoPro Camera Mount

Practical 3D Printing Guide: Making a GoPro Camera Mount

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Jun 25, 2014 2:02 pm  | 

Summary:

Hobby 3D printing is often referred to as a novelty, but the desktop 3D printer can be practical and useful, too. Let's see what Charles does for a GoPro. Read the article.

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Keeping Your Electronics Cool

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Keeping Your Electronics Cool

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Jun 21, 2014 3:35 am  | 

Summary:

Just like PCs, 3D printers are subject to overheating, and precautions need to be taken to prevent this. Follow on as Charles tells us more about it. Read the article.

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 3

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 3

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Jun 20, 2014 2:05 am  | 

Summary:

In this installment of Project MARV, Charles walks us through the build process of the quadcopter's frame and just how to go about it. Read the article.

Amateur Radio is Still Alive and Kicking: Journey to Becoming a HAM

Amateur Radio is Still Alive and Kicking: Journey to Becoming a HAM

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Jun 18, 2014 10:04 pm  | 

Summary:

Charles recently started his quest to expand his maker skill set, and decided to take a stroll down the road to becoming a licensed amateur radio operator. Read the article.

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 2

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 2

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Apr 22, 2014 2:05 am  | 

Summary:

In this installment, we cover the tiny GPS Data Logger that will mount directly to the frame of the quad-copter and allow recording its flight path. Read the article.

See more article content from our Maker & DIY category.

Mobile Devices

Facebook acquiring Oculus VR could do wonders for VR

Facebook acquiring Oculus VR could do wonders for VR

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 12, 2014 1:38 pm  | 

Summary:

Oculus VR being acquired by Facebook isn't all VR doom and gloom; it could be just what the doctor ordered. Read on as Anthony discusses in this editorial. Read the article.

Do companies have Moral Obligations to their Crowdfunding Backers?

Do companies have Moral Obligations to their Crowdfunding Backers?

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Mar 28, 2014 10:04 pm  | 

Summary:

With major companies scooping up crowdfunded start-ups, is funding without equity still a smart idea? Charles discusses his thoughts in this editorial. Read the article.

A Day in the Life of Google Glass - Looking #throughglass has never been better

A Day in the Life of Google Glass - Looking #throughglass has never been better

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Feb 22, 2014 9:00 pm  | 

Summary:

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. Read the article.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Re-tested - Android 4.3 vs. Android 4.4

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Re-tested - Android 4.3 vs. Android 4.4

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jan 29, 2014 8:03 am  | 

Summary:

We re-test our Nexus 7 tablet with Android 4.4 KitKat to see if it fares any better in performance when compared to Android 4.3. Let's see. Read the article.

Nexus 5 Smartphone Preview - the First Week with the New Champion

Nexus 5 Smartphone Preview - the First Week with the New Champion

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Nov 29, 2013 5:01 pm  | 

Summary:

Google refreshes its Nexus smartphone with the Nexus 5, where it is an improvement in nearly all aspects. Here is our preview, ahead of our review. Read the article.

Google Nexus 4 Smartphone Review 2.0 - Two Months with Google's Superstar Smartphone

Google Nexus 4 Smartphone Review 2.0 - Two Months with Google's Superstar Smartphone

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Feb 16, 2013 10:53 am  | 

Summary:

We've had two months with the still-sold-out Nexus 4 from Google and LG. Come find out our thoughts after two months of use. Read the article.

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Motherboards

A Look #throughglass at GIGABYTE's Upcoming Z97X-SOC Force Motherboard

A Look #throughglass at GIGABYTE's Upcoming Z97X-SOC Force Motherboard

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 28, 2014 5:16 pm  | 

Summary:

Intel's new CPUs are nearly here, with GIGABYTE allowing us to tease its upcoming Z97X-SOC Force motherboard to the world. Let's take a look #throughglass. Read the article.

GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force Motherboard Digital PWM and Cooling Deep Dive

GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force Motherboard Digital PWM and Cooling Deep Dive

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Aug 8, 2013 1:19 am  | 

Summary:

We investigate the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force's digital PWM and cooling setup. We discovered some interesting results with a thermal imaging camera. Read the article.

GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio 4th Generation Intel Core Feature Preview

GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio 4th Generation Intel Core Feature Preview

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

May 1, 2013 4:01 pm  | 

Summary:

The NDA is starting to come off the 4th Generation Intel Core series and today we'll show you what to expect from GIGABYTE in its new AMP-UP audio feature on the G1.Sniper 5 and G1.Sniper M5. Read the article.

Lucid Virtu MVP (HyperFormance) Tested with ASRock Z77 and Intel Ivy Bridge

Lucid Virtu MVP (HyperFormance) Tested with ASRock Z77 and Intel Ivy Bridge

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Apr 5, 2012 6:11 am  | 

Summary:

We look at Lucid Virtu MVP; a big technology for the upcoming Ivy Bridge platform due later this month. Is it any good, though? Read the article.

ECS X79R-AX (Intel X79) Motherboard Review

ECS X79R-AX (Intel X79) Motherboard Review

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Dec 26, 2011 12:00 pm  | 

Summary:

It's been a while since we've seen anything from ECS, but let's check out what they're doing with the new X79 chipset via the X79R-AX. Read the article.

GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2 (Intel X79) Motherboard Preview

GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2 (Intel X79) Motherboard Preview

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Nov 10, 2011 7:47 am  | 

Summary:

Our first GIGABYTE X79 board arrives in the form of the G1.Assassin 2. We get a bit down and dirty with it and check it out in this preview. Read the article.

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Networking

Wireless Distribution System - Is Wireless ready to replace the Wired network?

Wireless Distribution System - Is Wireless ready to replace the Wired network?

By:

Sean Kalinich | 

Posted:

Jan 5, 2010 4:50 am  | 

Summary:

People and companies are looking to save money in any way they can. We take a look at the Wireless Distribution System to see if it can help. Read the article.

Being Cut Off From The Outside World

Being Cut Off From The Outside World

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

May 5, 2008 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

Shane's moved house and finds himself without the internet. Let's find out how he's coped over the last two weeks. Read the article.

Wi-Fi Skype Phones - ASUS AiGuru S1 vs. Netgear SPH101

Wi-Fi Skype Phones - ASUS AiGuru S1 vs. Netgear SPH101

By:

Lars Göran Nilsson | 

Posted:

Feb 13, 2007 5:00 am  | 

Summary:

We check out a couple wireless capable Skype phones from ASUS and Netgear and try and work out which is the best. Read the article.

Intel demonstrates fast new Ultrawideband WPAN at IDF Taiwan

Intel demonstrates fast new Ultrawideband WPAN at IDF Taiwan

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Oct 17, 2006 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

We visited IDF Fall Taiwan 2006 in Taipei yesterday and saw Intel demonstrate the fast new Ultrawideband WPAN. Read the article.

New Database Server; TweakTown gets a speed boost!

New Database Server; TweakTown gets a speed boost!

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Aug 4, 2006 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

Yesterday we added a new powerful database server into our rack. Read on for details about our new Dell PowerEdge 2850! Read the article.

Gigabyte's network push - New Wireless Networking Equipment

Gigabyte's network push - New Wireless Networking Equipment

By:

Cameron Johnson | 

Posted:

Jun 19, 2005 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

Gigabyte is making a lot of noise at the moment with their new range of wireless networking equipment. Their new range has just made it into Australia and we've taken a look at their new goods. They sent... Read the article.

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Peripherals

ROCCAT's Power-Grid for Android - Control your PC from smartphone

ROCCAT's Power-Grid for Android - Control your PC from smartphone

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Dec 13, 2013 3:01 pm  | 

Summary:

ROCCAT's new Power-Grid app for Android is pretty impressive on paper, but will it stand up to TweakTown standards? Let's check it out in detail. Read the article.

Four-way Gaming Mouse Roundup: G9X, XAI, Abyssus and SideWinder X8

Four-way Gaming Mouse Roundup: G9X, XAI, Abyssus and SideWinder X8

By:

Nathan Davison | 

Posted:

May 19, 2010 11:05 am  | 

Summary:

We pit four of the best names in gaming mice; Logitech, SteelSeries, Razer and Microsoft to see who can deliver the best all-round gaming weapon. Read the article.

Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

By:

Andrew Jones | 

Posted:

Oct 16, 2008 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

Microsoft continues down the path of the dark side with an all new gaming series keyboard. Read the article.

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Gaming Mouse

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Gaming Mouse

By:

Andrew Jones | 

Posted:

Oct 14, 2008 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

The latest gaming series mouse from the big MS has made some changes; we find out the good, the bad and the ugly.  Read the article.

Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack

Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack

By:

Andrew Jones | 

Posted:

Oct 13, 2008 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

Tiny mice for tiny hands? Not so with Microsoft's latest laptop accessory. Read the article.

OCZ Dominatrix Gaming Mouse

OCZ Dominatrix Gaming Mouse

By:

Andrew Jones | 

Posted:

Sep 8, 2008 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

This new mouse from OCZ shows that they are making their mark in the peripherals market. Read the article.

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RAM

Patriot Memory for Ultrabook - Scaling SODIMM RAM Density vs. Battery Life

Patriot Memory for Ultrabook - Scaling SODIMM RAM Density vs. Battery Life

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Feb 5, 2013 8:55 am  | 

Summary:

Last month we reviewed Patriot's low voltage SODIMM 'Memory for Ultrabook' RAM and found it increased notebook battery life over standard 1.5v SODIMM memory. We're back now to answer the question we left... Read the article.

GeIL Taipei Factory Tour - We almost broke an IC Testing Machine

GeIL Taipei Factory Tour - We almost broke an IC Testing Machine

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

May 25, 2012 10:39 am  | 

Summary:

We were exclusively invited to the GeIL Taipei factory to get an up close and personal tour of its facility for testing and producing its memory modules. Read the article.

Ivy Bridge High-Speed RAM Run with G.Skill PC3-20800 2666MHz RipjawsZ

Ivy Bridge High-Speed RAM Run with G.Skill PC3-20800 2666MHz RipjawsZ

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Mar 20, 2012 5:16 pm  | 

Summary:

G.Skill let us take a look at its upcoming 2666MHz DDR3 memory kit in our new Ivy Bridge platform. Read the article.

Intel X79 Quad Channel and Z68 Dual Channel Memory Performance Analysis

Intel X79 Quad Channel and Z68 Dual Channel Memory Performance Analysis

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Nov 16, 2011 4:50 am  | 

Summary:

We look into the Quad Channel and Dual Channel performance of the new X79 platform and compare it to the well established Z68 one. Read the article.

AMD A8-3850, Sapphire A75, G.Skill Flare and 2600MHz+ DDR

AMD A8-3850, Sapphire A75, G.Skill Flare and 2600MHz+ DDR

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Jul 19, 2011 5:46 am  | 

Summary:

We get super excited about the A75 platform as our Sapphire board clocks the hell out of our G.Skill Flare modules! Read the article.

3GB vs. 6GB Memory Performance Analysis on X58

3GB vs. 6GB Memory Performance Analysis on X58

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Feb 11, 2009 5:00 am  | 

Summary:

Today we have a look at a 3GB and 6GB kit of memory and see how the extra memory affects overall system performance. Read the article.

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Software

Whatever happened to Comodo Time Machine?

Whatever happened to Comodo Time Machine?

By:

TweakTown Staff | 

Posted:

May 26, 2013 4:16 pm  | 

Summary:

Comodo Time Machine (CTM) is a very rare freeware Instant Recovery/Snapshot utility that has been left wandering in the wasteland of underdevelopment for far too long. A new version 3.0 is currently under... Read the article.

Microsoft Windows 8 and Metro UI: The (d)evolution of the world's most popular OS

Microsoft Windows 8 and Metro UI: The (d)evolution of the world's most popular OS

By:

Tasos Laurentiadis | 

Posted:

Apr 12, 2013 11:10 pm  | 

Summary:

Tasos delivers his thoughts on Windows 8 and Metro UI and why it could be the (d)evolution of the world's most popular OS, as well as Microsoft's reasons for the UI design in the new OS. Read the article.

Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 Overview and Test Results

Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 Overview and Test Results

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 10, 2013 2:40 pm  | 

Summary:

Unigine Benchmark 4.0 is here to give your system a work out - our GPUs are wiping the sweat off their faces. Read the article.

Rightware Basemark X Tested on Several Popular Mobile Devices

Rightware Basemark X Tested on Several Popular Mobile Devices

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 9, 2013 12:54 pm  | 

Summary:

Futuremark last week, Rightware this week - Basemark X wants to melt your smart device with its benchmarking stress. Let's take a look at this new mobile benchmark. Read the article.

3DMark for Android: Tested on Several Popular Android Devices

3DMark for Android: Tested on Several Popular Android Devices

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 2, 2013 12:50 pm  | 

Summary:

Futuremark tunes into the mobile world with 3DMark for Android, benchmarking just became a whole lot cooler for smartphones and tablets. Read the article.

Light Virtualization and Instant Recovery Software: A great overall safety net for your computer

Light Virtualization and Instant Recovery Software: A great overall safety net for your computer

By:

Tasos Laurentiadis | 

Posted:

Feb 18, 2013 5:22 am  | 

Summary:

If you were under the impression that a firewall/anti-virus/anti-malware suite and a full system backup are the only tools at your disposal in order to keep your system safe, think again. Read the article.

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Storage

Whitepaper: The V-NAND Paradigm Shift (Sponsored Article)

Whitepaper: The V-NAND Paradigm Shift (Sponsored Article)

By:

Samsung Sponsored | 

Posted:

6 days, 21 hours ago  | 

Summary:

Whitepaper: The V-NAND Paradigm Shift is a sponsored article on TweakTown discussing Samsung, 3D V-NAND, and the future of SSDs and storage. Read the article.

Plextor M6 PRO SSD with PlexTurbo Caching Layer Technology Preview

Plextor M6 PRO SSD with PlexTurbo Caching Layer Technology Preview

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

1 week, 1 day ago  | 

Summary:

Plextor first displayed PlexTurbo and the M6 PRO SSD back in June, but since then little has leaked about the product... until now. Let's take a look! Read the article.

Western Digital Red 6TB NAS HDD RAID Report

Western Digital Red 6TB NAS HDD RAID Report

By:

Tyler Bernath | 

Posted:

Aug 19, 2014 2:12 pm  | 

Summary:

Today we give you a look at the performance of Western Digital's Red 6TB NAS HDDs in various RAID modes in this hard drive RAID Report by Tyler. Read the article.

Silicon Motion SM2256 with Toshiba TLC A19 Flash SSD - Exclusive Tests

Silicon Motion SM2256 with Toshiba TLC A19 Flash SSD - Exclusive Tests

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Aug 9, 2014 4:50 pm  | 

Summary:

Chris scored a double world exclusive today - SMI's new SM2256 controller and Toshiba's new A19 TLC flash. Let's jump in and take a look the SSD results. Read the article.

Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB Three-Drive SSD RAID Report

Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB Three-Drive SSD RAID Report

By:

Jon Coulter | 

Posted:

Aug 6, 2014 2:00 pm  | 

Summary:

We looked for a challenger to our current RAID SSD champion, and we found one in a drive we had already tested. Toshiba's Q Series Pro gets tested now. Read the article.

Phison S10 Quad-Core Performance SSD Controller Preview

Phison S10 Quad-Core Performance SSD Controller Preview

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Jul 31, 2014 3:28 pm  | 

Summary:

Phison enters the high performance ring with a quad-core SSD controller capable of 100K IOPS. Chris shows us a prototype version with some benchmark tests. Read the article.

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Trade Shows

A tour of the NVIDIA HQ in Santa Clara, California

A tour of the NVIDIA HQ in Santa Clara, California

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 5, 2014 1:10 pm  | 

Summary:

During NVIDIA's GTC 2014, we were lucky enough to get a tour of the NVIDIA facilities in Santa Clara, CA. Let's get an inside look at their office now. Read the article.

TweakTown's "Best of Computex 2013" Awards and Winners

TweakTown's "Best of Computex 2013" Awards and Winners

By:

TweakTown Staff | 

Posted:

Jun 4, 2013 1:00 am  | 

Summary:

This year at Computex Taipei we conducted "Best of Computex 2013" awards where TweakTown editors judged submitted products and selected winners of the hottest new tech products for these prestigious awards... Read the article.

Roshan's Win a trip to Computex 2012 Guest Blog Story

Roshan's Win a trip to Computex 2012 Guest Blog Story

By:

Roshan Ashraf Shaikh | 

Posted:

Jun 12, 2012 9:06 am  | 

Summary:

Roshan Ashraf Shaikh from India won our trip to Computex Taipei 2012 as a guest blogger and now he tells his story. Read the article.

I/ITSEC: Cutting Edge Simulation and Training Trade Show Coverage

I/ITSEC: Cutting Edge Simulation and Training Trade Show Coverage

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Jan 24, 2012 1:15 pm  | 

Summary:

Just before CES we took off for sunny Florida to see the best simulation hardware and software the world has to offer. Read the article.

Creative Labs' Pure Wireless Modularity Event Coverage

Creative Labs' Pure Wireless Modularity Event Coverage

By:

James Vozar | 

Posted:

Jun 2, 2011 2:36 pm  | 

Summary:

Creative Labs is rapidly expanding on its wireless product range and today we have the very latest from their most recent product launch in Sydney, Australia. Read the article.

TweakTown CES 2011 Media Party Videos

TweakTown CES 2011 Media Party Videos

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Jan 16, 2011 2:33 pm  | 

Summary:

On January 6th during CES 2011 in Las Vegas, we held our first annual TweakTown Media Party. Look inside for some videos from the event. Read the article.

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Video Cards

Exploring Sony Vegas Pro 13 Rendering with a VisionTek Radeon R9 290

Exploring Sony Vegas Pro 13 Rendering with a VisionTek Radeon R9 290

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Jul 4, 2014 2:00 pm  | 

Summary:

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. Read the article.

4K Showdown: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB vs. AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB

4K Showdown: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB vs. AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Jun 3, 2014 1:00 pm  | 

Summary:

In today's 4K Showdown, we take a look at the single GPU kings from both AMD (Radeon R9 290X 4GB) and NVIDIA (GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB) in stunning 2160p. Read the article.

4K Showdown: Sapphire Radeon R9 295X2 8GB vs. 295X2 8GB in CrossFireX

4K Showdown: Sapphire Radeon R9 295X2 8GB vs. 295X2 8GB in CrossFireX

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

May 28, 2014 8:24 pm  | 

Summary:

A $3000 video card setup with a 4K Ultra HD monitor. We do just one thing: benchmark! Follow on as Shawn tests this extreme setup and shows what it can do. Read the article.

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB and R9 290X 4GB Video Cards in CrossFireX

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB and R9 290X 4GB Video Cards in CrossFireX

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Apr 21, 2014 2:00 pm  | 

Summary:

We throw a HIS Radeon R9 290X 4GB in with the new R9 295X2 8GB and see what kind of magic we can make happen. Let's take a look at the gaming numbers now! Read the article.

AMD Mantle Radeon R9 290X CrossFire at 4K Preview - Is It All That It's Cracked Up To Be?

AMD Mantle Radeon R9 290X CrossFire at 4K Preview - Is It All That It's Cracked Up To Be?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Feb 12, 2014 1:03 am  | 

Summary:

AMD has kind of launched its Mantle API, so we tested it out on two AMD Radeon R9 290X video cards in CrossFire at 4K - come and see the results. Read the article.

Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB TOXIC Video Cards in CrossFire

Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB TOXIC Video Cards in CrossFire

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Jan 4, 2014 2:03 am  | 

Summary:

We check out one of our favorite R9 270X video cards in CrossFire. Let's see what the Sapphire TOXIC based card can do. Read the article.

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