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PowerColor shows off its Devil 13 card with two Radeon R9 290X GPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 4:36 am

Computex 2015 - PowerColor has one of the best video cards in the world with its Radeon R9 290X Devil 13, as it features two fully-packed R9 290X GPUs. These cards spare no expense with nothing cut down, we have two full Radeon R9 290X video cards on a single PCB.

 

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As you can see, the PowerColor Radeon R9 290X Devil 13 has not just two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, but four 8-pin PCIe power connectors as it is rocking two full Hawaii XT GPUs.

 

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PowerColor has used a full PLX chip in between the two Hawaii XT cores so that there's x16 PCIe bandwidth between the GPUs.

Super Mario, Warcraft inducted to video game hall of fame

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 4:10 am

The newly created video game hall of fame in New York's The Strong museum in the US has inducted Pong, Super Mario, Pac-Man, Tetris and World of Warcraft in it's inauguration, according to The Guardian.

 

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The collection of game titles were apparently chosen based on their role in kick off, solidifying and expanding the world of video and computer games and were "recommended by a panel of judges made up of journalists, scholars and other experts on the history and impact of video games". While we didn't get the invite, the museum are now taking nominations for the 2016 round which can be lodged online so join us in our attempt to get the infamous E.T. video game nominated. Just kidding.

GIGABYTE shows a new focus towards IoT solutions

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 1:27 am

Computex 2015 - In a recent press release, GIGABYTE has shown off a large dedication to IoT related items, ranging from server motherboards to vending machine applications teamed up with CoCa-Cola.

 

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As for its gateway options, shown off is the GB-BXBT-3825 and the GB-TCV1A Vending Machine Controllers. Sporting tiny overall designs, these two products are designed with vending machines in mind, complete in a 56mm high x 107mm wide and 114mm deep chassis.

 

These products come complete with Intel Atom E3825 or E3815 processors, a single audio jack, HDMI and VGA outputs for advertising or signage applications, data encryption capabilities and seamless connectivity to cloud-based operations.

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New Wi-Fi chip claims 85% power reduction for IoT, chart within

By: Chris Smith | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 1:11 am

Computex 2015 - Rockchip has just unveiled its new "world's lowest power Wi-Fi technology," boasting an 85% power decrease for Internet of Things (IoT) devices when compared to predecessors and claiming it to provide similar power figures to Bluetooth 4.0 LTE.

 

 

The patented RKi6000 chip out of this Chinese company was announced during a stint at Computex 2015, with Rockchip stating that its new device uses around 20 mAh of power during use across a more convenient platform than the often range-limited Bluetooth 4.0 option.

 

There is also the added feature of 'Adaptive Dynamic Power Control Technology' which claims to adjust the chip's power configuration depending on data transmission requirements at any given time. Allowing for a better overall power consumption model when in stand-by or low-use situations.

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Foreign breach of US data exposes 4 million employees

By: Chris Smith | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 1:01 am

Authorities believe that a breach in US government data was thanks to a "foreign entity" and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a full inquiry into who exactly stole the data on approximately four million workers.

 

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This hacking spree took place through the US's Office for Personnel Management (OPM) and began in April 2015, with The Department of Homeland Security concluding that this attack had finished by the beginning of May - announcing the data as compromised.

 

Despite the implementation of EINSTEIN, private information on four million employees was stolen directly from the human resource systems, affecting OPM IT systems as a whole.

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Yarr! Space pirates, large battlefields, multiplayer experiences

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 12:45 am

Set as a Kickstarter Staff Pick, this first person shooter project boasts the ability to make you "a pirate in space with friends online," allowing you to sail the seven.. err galaxies - alone or with companions.

 

 

Set for release on Steam (depending on Greenlight) with Microsoft Windows and Xbox One support, this game is focused on finding and boarding enemy player ships, seeing a large team split up into 4-5 player sub-teams in order to combat and take over an enemy ship from within - full-on pirate style!

 

This is claimed to be 100% skill based with no pay to win and opens up the doors to competitive PvP, custom matches versus AI or offline modes.

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ESL team up with Twitch and ReedPOP to give a 250k New York tournament

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 12:36 am

There has been more money thrown around for eSports in 2015 than ever before and this is added to by ESL's partnership with ReedPOP and Twitch to return to the theater at Madison Square, hosting what they claim is the "east coast's largest eSports tournament."

 

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With $250,000 on the line, this ESL One competition is playing host to a Dota 2 event featuring many of the world's best teams.

 

Held as part of the New York Super Week, ESL is returning to last years venue of the Madison Square gardens and has recruited the help of the joinDOTA team to help them broadcast this event via Twitch TV to the world.

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This Bluetooth speaker can jump-start your car

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 12:22 am

Appropriately named Mr. Everything, we have just been made aware of this amazing Bluetooth speaker that can charge your laptop, tablet, smartphone or wearable through wireless Qi, the four USB ports on offer or even an AC outlet. It can also light up the night with its LED lighting option, store your cables through its utility box or even jump-start your cars dead battery.

 

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Yep, you read that right - jump start your car. This product has launched on Kickstarter with a $100,000 goal and currently sits at just over $68,000 with ten days remaining.

 

A donation of $199 will grab you an early bird Mr. Everything unit and is listed as $150 off the final retail price.

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SYBER opens the floodgates for Steambox pre-orders

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 12:10 am

As a division of CyberPowerPC, SYBER has just allowed for pre-orders of its upcoming Steambox series as mentioned in a recent press release - claiming to offer "the ultimate in PC Console solutions to bring the PC gaming experience to the living room."

 

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Starting at $499, the three models on offer come packaged with everything down to peripherals alongside upgrade packages being on stand-by should you want more grunt in the future.

 

All of these machines come pre-installed with SteamOS and a Steam Controller can be purchased for an additional $49.99 directly from CyberPowerPC as a package with your system or separately.

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MSI Z97 and H97 motherboards all boast Intel 5th Generation support

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 12:01 am

Computex 2015 - As seen in a recent press release, MSI has teamed up with Intel to offer a wide range of motherboards suitable for your next upgrade package, providing you're looking at the Intel 5th generation core processors.

 

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Coupled with MSI Click BIOS 4, these motherboards offer you a claimed reliable and easy to use design - letting end users "unleash your system's performance" and customize components as you see fit.

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