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Audio, Sound & Speakers

HDMI audio output not working with fresh install of Windows 8 and Intel HD graphics, please help!

Ask the Experts: HDMI audio output not working with fresh install of Windows 8 and Intel HD graphics, please help!

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Oct 30, 2012 6:19 pm  | 

Summary:

Windows 8's shipping driver for Intel HD graphics has issues with HDMI audio output, here's a fix Read the Ask the Experts article.

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.

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.

Will the Corsair GS600 PSU power GTX 670's in SLI?

Ask the Experts: Will the Corsair GS600 PSU power GTX 670's in SLI?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jul 3, 2013 3:35 am  | 

Summary:

Would Corsair's GS600 PSU power my GTX 670 SLI system? Read the Ask the Experts article.

What PSU should I buy for my Radeon HD 7870 CrossFire system?

Ask the Experts: What PSU should I buy for my Radeon HD 7870 CrossFire system?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

May 19, 2013 6:58 am  | 

Summary:

I have two AMD Radeon HD 7870's in CrossFire, which PSU should I buy? Read the Ask the Experts article.

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

Computer Systems

BitFenix Prodigy M build - Part 2: The Build

Tweakipedia: BitFenix Prodigy M build - Part 2: The Build

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

May 12, 2014 12:03 pm  | 

Summary:

Part 2 of our new BitFenix Prodigy M build is here! Read the Tweakipedia article.

BitFenix Prodigy M build - Part 1: Introduction

Tweakipedia: BitFenix Prodigy M build - Part 1: Introduction

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 28, 2014 5:22 am  | 

Summary:

Part 1 of our new BitFenix Prodigy M build is here! Read the Tweakipedia article.

Our Tweakipedia test bed gets updated, now runs Intel's LGA 2011

Tweakipedia: Our Tweakipedia test bed gets updated, now runs Intel's LGA 2011

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Mar 20, 2014 12:11 am  | 

Summary:

We give our Tweakipedia test bed a major update, pushing it up to an Intel Core i7 4930K and more Read the Tweakipedia article.

Introducing our new Tweakipedia test bed, for all things tweaking!

Tweakipedia: Introducing our new Tweakipedia test bed, for all things tweaking!

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Sep 12, 2013 5:18 am  | 

Summary:

A quick look at our new Tweakipedia test bed! Read the Tweakipedia article.

Performance with the Core i7 3770K integrated GPU and GIGABYTE Z77N-Wi-Fi on our BitFenix Prodigy PC

Tweakipedia: Performance with the Core i7 3770K integrated GPU and GIGABYTE Z77N-Wi-Fi on our BitFenix Prodigy PC

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jul 6, 2013 5:06 am  | 

Summary:

We take a look at the on-die GPU performance of our BitFenix Prodigy PC build with the GIGABYTE Z77N-Wi-Fi and Core i7 3770K Read the Tweakipedia article.

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.

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.

Upgrading our AMD test bed, prepare for new benchmarks

Tweakipedia: Upgrading our AMD test bed, prepare for new benchmarks

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

May 26, 2014 11:09 pm  | 

Summary:

Thanks to AMD and GIGABYTE, we have some new hardware for our AMD testing Read the Tweakipedia 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.

Which CPU should I get for my video editing workstation?

Ask the Experts: Which CPU should I get for my video editing workstation?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Dec 6, 2013 12:53 am  | 

Summary:

I'm torn between choosing an AMD or Intel CPU for my video editing workstation Read the Ask the Experts article.

Should I buy an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor? Do I need a better PSU to overclock?

Ask the Experts: Should I buy an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor? Do I need a better PSU to overclock?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jul 17, 2013 5:39 am  | 

Summary:

Which processor should I buy? The Core i5 or i7? Also, which PSU should I buy to overclock it? Read the Ask the Experts article.

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

Displays & Projectors

Oculus Rift + Razer Hydra + Half-Life 2 = Gaming Nirvana

Oculus Rift + Razer Hydra + Half-Life 2 = Gaming Nirvana

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

4 hours, 28 mins ago  | 

Summary:

Using the Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra together is a game-changing way of playing games. Anthony shares his exciting experiences with us here. Read the article.

Using the Acer XB280HK 28-inch 4K Monitor - 4K G-SYNC is G-LORIOUS

Using the Acer XB280HK 28-inch 4K Monitor - 4K G-SYNC is G-LORIOUS

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 13, 2014 2:02 pm  | 

Summary:

Acer unleashes the XB280HK, the world's first 4K2K NVIDIA G-SYNC monitor, which is a very surprising entry into the world of 4K gaming, thanks to G-SYNC. Read the article.

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:

Aug 26, 2014 6:10 am  | 

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.

Which monitor upgrade should I go for? 4K or 1440p at 144Hz?

Ask the Experts: Which monitor upgrade should I go for? 4K or 1440p at 144Hz?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Aug 6, 2014 5:50 am  | 

Summary:

I'm looking at buying a new monitor, but I'm torn between the high-res of a 4K panel, or the high refresh rate of a 144Hz display, help! Read the Ask the Experts article.

What new monitor should I get? 4K or 120Hz?

Ask the Experts: What new monitor should I get? 4K or 120Hz?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jan 14, 2014 4:36 am  | 

Summary:

I'm torn between deciding on a new display, which should I choose? 4K or 120Hz? Read the Ask the Experts article.

See more article content from our Displays & Projectors category.

Gaming

The first hour playing Alien: Isolation

Tweakipedia: The first hour playing Alien: Isolation

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 29, 2014 12:12 pm  | 

Summary:

The first hour exploring Alien: Isolation, with some of the best lighting and shadow effects I've seen yet Read the Tweakipedia article.

Ubisoft Digs its Own Grave, Says 30FPS 'Looks Better' than 60FPS

Ubisoft Digs its Own Grave, Says 30FPS 'Looks Better' than 60FPS

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 14, 2014 10:03 pm  | 

Summary:

It looks like 60FPS gaming is done, according to Ubisoft at least. We think otherwise, and Ubisoft needs to step up and start answering some questions. Read the article.

NVIDIA GAME24 Global Gaming Event Coverage - eBash Indianapolis

NVIDIA GAME24 Global Gaming Event Coverage - eBash Indianapolis

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Sep 22, 2014 8:20 pm  | 

Summary:

NVIDIA invited the world to take part in the largest video card debut event ever. Chris and Zac attended GAME24 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read the article.

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.

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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

SanDisk Optimus Eco SSD RAID Enterprise Performance Analysis

SanDisk Optimus Eco SSD RAID Enterprise Performance Analysis

By:

Paul Alcorn | 

Posted:

Oct 17, 2014 2:03 pm  | 

Summary:

SanDisk's Optimus Eco is a widely deployed enterprise SAS SSD that delivers tremendous performance. We test eight of them in various DAS configurations. Read the article.

Seagate 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 RAID Analysis

Seagate 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 RAID Analysis

By:

Paul Alcorn | 

Posted:

Sep 26, 2014 1:10 am  | 

Summary:

The new crop of 6TB HDDs offer outstanding capacity and a big boost in performance. Today we analyze performance of eight Seagate 6TB HDDs in a 48TB array. Read the article.

Overview of Supermicro's DDR4 Intel Xeon C612 Server Motherboards

Overview of Supermicro's DDR4 Intel Xeon C612 Server Motherboards

By:

William Harmon | 

Posted:

Sep 12, 2014 1:10 pm  | 

Summary:

With the release of the new Intel Haswell-EP Xeon processors, Supermicro is ready with a new line of motherboards to support these new CPU's and DDR4. Read the article.

Overview of GIGABYTE's DDR4 Intel Xeon C612 Server Motherboards

Overview of GIGABYTE's DDR4 Intel Xeon C612 Server Motherboards

By:

William Harmon | 

Posted:

Sep 11, 2014 5:39 pm  | 

Summary:

GIGABYTE presents its new line up of server motherboards, utilizing the new Intel C612 chipset that supports DDR4 and Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors. Read the article.

Intel Haswell-EP Xeon E5-2600 v3 Server Family Processor Overview

Intel Haswell-EP Xeon E5-2600 v3 Server Family Processor Overview

By:

William Harmon | 

Posted:

Sep 8, 2014 12:30 pm  | 

Summary:

Today Intel releases its brand new Haswell-EP Xeon 2600 v3 server processors. William tells us what we can expect in terms of features and performance. Read the article.

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

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

By:

William Harmon | 

Posted:

Aug 27, 2014 3:33 pm  | 

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.

See more article content from our IT/Datacenter category.

Laptops

My Dell laptop is running hot, what can I do to cool it down?

Ask the Experts: My Dell laptop is running hot, what can I do to cool it down?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jul 4, 2013 5:04 am  | 

Summary:

How can I cool my overheating Dell notebook down? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Upgrading your laptop to a new high-performance SSD and RAM

Tweakipedia: Upgrading your laptop to a new high-performance SSD and RAM

By:

Trace Hagan | 

Posted:

Mar 21, 2013 1:05 pm  | 

Summary:

Trace gives us a detail look at how to replace the RAM and HDD in your laptop for better performance Read the Tweakipedia article.

What is the main purpose of the new Retina MacBook Pro, and can it handle this years games?

Ask the Experts: What is the main purpose of the new Retina MacBook Pro, and can it handle this years games?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Nov 15, 2012 3:36 am  | 

Summary:

What is the advantage of the Retina MacBook Pro from Apple? Will it run games from this year? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Can any current-generation laptop have its DVDRW drive removed for a Blu-ray drive in its place?

Ask the Experts: Can any current-generation laptop have its DVDRW drive removed for a Blu-ray drive in its place?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Nov 14, 2012 3:33 am  | 

Summary:

Can any current-generation notebook support an internal Blu-ray drive in replacement of the stock DV Read the Ask the Experts article.

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.

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

BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Unboxing + First Impressions

BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Unboxing + First Impressions

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Dec 2, 2014 9:50 pm  | 

Summary:

The first 24 hours with the new BlackBerry Passport have been... interesting, weird, wide, different, surprising, strange, and did I mention weird? Read the article.

Smartphone Showdown - Galaxy S5, Note 3, Xperia Z2, G3 and Nexus 5

Smartphone Showdown - Galaxy S5, Note 3, Xperia Z2, G3 and Nexus 5

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 28, 2014 9:04 pm  | 

Summary:

We pit five of the best phones on the market against one another, in a battle of the flagship Android smartphone showdown. Who takes the benchmark crown? Read the article.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Unboxing & First Impressions

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Unboxing & First Impressions

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 17, 2014 9:03 pm  | 

Summary:

After years of not touching an iPhone, the 6 Plus is here, and after a few hours playing with Apple's largest phone yet, here's what I think about it. Read the article.

Which smartphone should I buy? Sony Xperia Z2, LG G3 or Galaxy S5?

Ask the Experts: Which smartphone should I buy? Sony Xperia Z2, LG G3 or Galaxy S5?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jul 23, 2014 3:55 am  | 

Summary:

Akshay wants to buy a new smartphone, but wants some help deciding between Samsung, LG and Sony's latest handsets Read the Ask the Experts article.

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.

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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.

Do I need to upgrade for the full benefits of PCIe 3.0?

Ask the Experts: Do I need to upgrade for the full benefits of PCIe 3.0?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Feb 5, 2014 3:58 am  | 

Summary:

I have a PCIe 2.0-capable motherboard but want to update my GPU, do I need PCIe 3.0, or not? Read the Ask the Experts 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.

Which Haswell-based motherboard should I buy that supports 32GB RAM?

Ask the Experts: Which Haswell-based motherboard should I buy that supports 32GB RAM?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jul 29, 2013 6:18 am  | 

Summary:

Which motherboard should I buy for mainly photo editing work? Read the Ask the Experts 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.

I'd like some advice on my motherboard and RAM choice!

Ask the Experts: I'd like some advice on my motherboard and RAM choice!

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Mar 12, 2013 4:43 am  | 

Summary:

I'm looking to get Gigabyte's Z77X-UD4H and G.Skill's Trident 8GB DDR3 2400MHz RAM, is this a good c Read the Ask the Experts article.

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Networking

Backing your Google Drive folder to a QNAP NAS

Tweakipedia: Backing your Google Drive folder to a QNAP NAS

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

1 week, 3 days ago  | 

Summary:

Want to keep your Google Drive storage backed up onto your QNAP NAS? Follow this Tweakipedia guide Read the Tweakipedia article.

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.

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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

I need some help choosing a 32GB kit of DDR3 RAM

Ask the Experts: I need some help choosing a 32GB kit of DDR3 RAM

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

May 6, 2013 3:45 am  | 

Summary:

I'm after a 32GB kit of RAM, which brand should I choose? Read the Ask the Experts article.

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.

I want to get some new RAM for my computer but want to make sure its compatible first!

Ask the Experts: I want to get some new RAM for my computer but want to make sure its compatible first!

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jan 26, 2013 5:05 am  | 

Summary:

I want to get some G.Skill RAM for my Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR motherboard, but will it be compatible Read the Ask the Experts article.

I have a Z77-based motherboard and want to install 32GB of 2400MHz RAM, should I buy 2 x 16GB kits?

Ask the Experts: I have a Z77-based motherboard and want to install 32GB of 2400MHz RAM, should I buy 2 x 16GB kits?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jan 8, 2013 3:10 am  | 

Summary:

I want to install 32GB of RAM into my Z77-based motherboard, should I get two 16GB kits of RAM? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Does RAM have any affect on gaming performance?

Ask the Experts: Does RAM have any affect on gaming performance?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Dec 5, 2012 3:54 am  | 

Summary:

Does RAM have any affect on gaming performance? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Which RAM will give better performance with Z77 board, 2 x 8GB or 4 x 4GB?

Ask the Experts: Which RAM will give better performance with Z77 board, 2 x 8GB or 4 x 4GB?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Sep 11, 2012 6:49 am  | 

Summary:

What is better for a Z77-based setup, 4 x 4GB sticks or 2 x 8GB sticks of RAM? Read the Ask the Experts article.

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Software

AMD Catalyst Omega Performance Analysis with Radeon R9 290X at 4K

Tweakipedia: AMD Catalyst Omega Performance Analysis with Radeon R9 290X at 4K

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

6 days, 20 hours ago  | 

Summary:

Let's see how these new Catalyst Omega drivers power our Radeon R9 290X at 4K Read the Tweakipedia article.

AMD Catalyst Omega Performance Analysis with Radeon R9 290X at 1080p

Tweakipedia: AMD Catalyst Omega Performance Analysis with Radeon R9 290X at 1080p

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

1 week, 2 days ago  | 

Summary:

Let's see how these new Catalyst Omega drivers power our Radeon R9 290X at 1920x1080 Read the Tweakipedia article.

AMD Catalyst Omega Driver Suite Overview

Tweakipedia: AMD Catalyst Omega Driver Suite Overview

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

1 week, 2 days ago  | 

Summary:

AMD releases one of the biggest Catalyst updates in a very long time, welcome to Catalyst Omega Read the Tweakipedia article.

NVIDIA GeForce Experience Software Overview - A Gamer's Best Friend

NVIDIA GeForce Experience Software Overview - A Gamer's Best Friend

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 24, 2014 1:47 pm  | 

Summary:

NVIDIA's GeForce Experience software is a very powerful tool that downloads new drivers, connects to your Shield, and even records gameplay footage. Read the article.

How do I create a new Gmail account?

Ask the Experts: How do I create a new Gmail account?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 22, 2014 5:21 am  | 

Summary:

Can you point me in the direction of how to create a new Gmail account? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Using Dropbox to keep all of your machines synced

Tweakipedia: Using Dropbox to keep all of your machines synced

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jan 20, 2014 10:24 am  | 

Summary:

As a heavy Dropbox user, here are some tips you need to use to keep your data safe! Read the Tweakipedia article.

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Storage

SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB Six-Drive SSD RAID Report

SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB Six-Drive SSD RAID Report

By:

Jon Coulter | 

Posted:

Nov 28, 2014 11:20 pm  | 

Summary:

We take SanDisk's flagship SSD for a spin, and see how it scales in performance from a single drive all the way to a powerful six-drive RAID 0 array. Read the article.

Corsair Neutron XT SSD Preview

Corsair Neutron XT SSD Preview

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Nov 17, 2014 2:00 pm  | 

Summary:

Corsair taps Phison's new quad-core S10 controller to power the new Neutron XT, Corsair's new flagship performance SSD. Here's our full first look at it. Read the article.

Q&A with QNAP regarding Intel Baytrail and its latest NAS products

Q&A with QNAP regarding Intel Baytrail and its latest NAS products

By:

TweakTown Staff | 

Posted:

Nov 13, 2014 3:00 pm  | 

Summary:

Today QNAP takes some questions from us and tells us why it thinks it's leading its competition in the NAS game right now with Intel Baytrail and more. Read the article.

Fujitsu Quadro-M Series PCIe SSD Preview

Fujitsu Quadro-M Series PCIe SSD Preview

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Nov 7, 2014 2:07 pm  | 

Summary:

Today Chris gives us a full preview of Fujitsu's Quadro-M Series, a consumer PCIe SSD that is set to come onto the market soon. Read the article.

TweakTown's Complete SSD Toolbox Software Roundup

TweakTown's Complete SSD Toolbox Software Roundup

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Oct 10, 2014 1:03 pm  | 

Summary:

Today Chris gives us a rundown on all of the current SSD toolboxes available. We look at software from all the big players in this handy article. Read the article.

Micron M600 SSD Product Family Overview - SATA, mSATA and M.2

Micron M600 SSD Product Family Overview - SATA, mSATA and M.2

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Sep 29, 2014 3:03 pm  | 

Summary:

Micron's M600 SSDs in various form factors will soon make their way into systems from OEMs and SI. Today Chris looks at the 256GB and 1TB models. Read the article.

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Trade Shows

NVIDIA Editor's Day 2014 - Events, Parties, and Lots of Fun

NVIDIA Editor's Day 2014 - Events, Parties, and Lots of Fun

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Sep 19, 2014 3:07 am  | 

Summary:

NVIDIA entertained the world's technology press for the launch of its next-generation Maxwell GPUs, but in between all of the business, was lots of fun. Read the article.

Intel Developer Forum 2014 - Core M, DDR4, Overclocking and Robots

Intel Developer Forum 2014 - Core M, DDR4, Overclocking and Robots

By:

Steven Bassiri | 

Posted:

Sep 15, 2014 4:26 pm  | 

Summary:

Steven visited this year's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco and saw plenty of cool technology. If you couldn't make the show, get an overview here. Read the article.

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.

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Video Cards

Interview with AMD's Roy Taylor, response to NVIDIA's Maxwell GPUs

Interview with AMD's Roy Taylor, response to NVIDIA's Maxwell GPUs

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Dec 2, 2014 2:43 pm  | 

Summary:

NVIDIA launched its Maxwell GPUs last month, what does AMD have to say? We interview Roy Taylor, AMD's Corporate Vice President of Global Channel Sales. Read the article.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Cards in SLI & Overclocked

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Cards in SLI & Overclocked

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Oct 16, 2014 9:02 pm  | 

Summary:

With our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI video card setup running perfectly, we overclock it to see just how much performance we can get out of it. Read the article.

Core i7 4770K vs AMD FX-8350 with GTX 980 vs GTX 780 SLI at 4K

Tweakipedia: Core i7 4770K vs AMD FX-8350 with GTX 980 vs GTX 780 SLI at 4K

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 10, 2014 11:49 am  | 

Summary:

We take our Core i7-4770K processor and pit it against our budget AMD FX-8350 CPU, as well as the 4930K with GTX 980 and GTX 780s in SLI at 4K Read the Tweakipedia article.

AMD FX-8350 powering GTX 780 SLI vs GTX 980 SLI at 4K

Tweakipedia: AMD FX-8350 powering GTX 780 SLI vs GTX 980 SLI at 4K

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 7, 2014 8:04 am  | 

Summary:

Just how does a $300 AMD CPU and motherboard combo compare against a $1000 Intel combo at 4K on GTX 780 and GTX 980 SLI? Let's find out Read the Tweakipedia article.

4K Showdown - Intel X79 vs. X99 with ASUS GeForce GTX 980 4GB Quad SLI

4K Showdown - Intel X79 vs. X99 with ASUS GeForce GTX 980 4GB Quad SLI

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Oct 1, 2014 1:06 pm  | 

Summary:

Four ASUS GTX 980 4GB video cards tested with our Intel X99 and X79 platforms. Do you need X99 for Quad SLI 3840 x 2160 gaming? Shawn gives us the answer. Read the article.

4K Showdown - ASUS GTX 980 4GB in Single, SLI, 3-Way SLI and 4-Way SLI

4K Showdown - ASUS GTX 980 4GB in Single, SLI, 3-Way SLI and 4-Way SLI

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

Sep 30, 2014 1:10 pm  | 

Summary:

One, two, three and four ASUS GeForce GTX 980 4GB video cards tested in our benchmark line up at 3840 x 2160 (4K) in SLI mode. Let's the craziness begin! Read the article.

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