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Corsair HG10: GPU liquid cooling system for GTX 980 and Titan X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 6, 2015 2:30 am

Computex 2015 - Corsair is famous for their Hydro Series of CPU coolers, but their new GPU liquid cooling system is sure to impress, too.

 

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Corsair's new HG10 was being shown off at Computex 2015, compatible with the GeForce GTX 970, GTX 980 and even Titan X.

 

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Once again, with the HG10 keeping an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 cooled.

 

We will have a couple of these ASAP to throw on our Titan X cards, and then we'll see just how far we can push those bad boys!

Google to offer monthly self-driving vehicle reports to the public

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Tweaking & Overclocking | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 10:04 pm

To help ease concerns related to self-driving cars, Google will issue monthly reports based on accident data and other performance information of its program.

 

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The Consumer Watchdog advocacy group pushed for Google to release information related to traffic accidents involving its self-driving vehicles. The Associated Press asked the California Department of Motor Vehicles and Google to see access of the reports, though was denied because of privacy issues.

 

Google self-driving vehicles have racked up more than 1 million miles traveled in autonomous mode, but some minor traffic accidents have also been reported. Google has again noted that human drivers were at fault, and its self-driving vehicles were not responsible.

New details, screenshots from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 8:29 pm

A European Metal Gear Solid fan site has posted new screenshots from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which showcase Snake and Diamond Dog.

 

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Each mission in the game features opening and closing credits, with plenty of side-objectives offering additional rewards for gamers. The Phantom Pain has open ended game play, and many missions don't require numerous return trips to Mother Base.

 

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is scheduled for release in September for the PC, Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4.

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Rumor: Microsoft 1TB Xbox One bundle will be announced soon

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 8:11 pm

Microsoft plans to launch a new Xbox One bundle featuring a console unit with 1TB of storage and the shiny new controller with a 3.5mm audio jack.

 

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There was a brief listing on Amazon for the console bundle, which includes The Master Chief Collection for $400, but it has been removed. The Amazon listing noted that the "item will be released on June 15, 2015," which means a public announcement is expected during E3.

 

Although 1TB of storage may seem like overkill for game consoles, it could become a necessity with the rise of downloadable content. Destiny weighs in at 25GB, while Batman: Arkham Knight will be 45GB - so you may want that larger storage space.

Security experts say US government must make cybersecurity changes

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 6:12 pm

The US government has confirmed that records of current and former federal employees are at risk, following news that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) suffered a series of cyberattacks. Despite reportedly beginning in late 2014, it took until April before the intrusions were detected.

 

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Here is some expert cybersecurity input regarding the breach:

 

There is a changing cybercriminal landscape that the United States has been relatively slow to adapt to:

 

"Cyber espionage by state-sponsored actors is in fact cybercrime," said Jason Polancich, founder and chief architect at SurfWatch Labs. "China and Russia signed a no-hack agreement last month likely, in part, because one is the produce (China) and the other is the marketer (Russia) of today's cybercrime, now a world-sized cottage industry."

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Save 34% on the Comfort-Fit, Sweatproof MMOVE Bluetooth earbuds

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 2:26 pm

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There's nothing like a tangle of wires to take you out of the zone during your workout. The wireless Bluetooth earbuds from MMOVE are the solution, and we're offering them for just $31.99 at TweakTown Deals.

 

Whether you're hitting the gym or just jamming out at your office desk, the MMOVE's variety of earhooks and earbud tips, sweatproof design, and wireless connectivity ensure they'll stay put. And with noise-canceling technology, your favorite songs will come through loud and clear.

 

Connect your MP3 player and phone at the same time-you can use the on-ear controls to easily switch between the two, set volume and song choice, and more. You'll get six hours of music or talk time, with an included micro-USB cable that charges the MMOVE earbuds quickly. You can even check the battery status right from the on-screen indicator.

 

Get the wireless MMOVE earbuds for $31.99 at TweakTown Deals.

 

Bonus Deal: Charge your smartphone and tablet while you're on the road with Mpow's three-port car charger, now $13.99 at TweakTown Deals.

Valve unveils the final design of its upcoming Steam Controller

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 11:22 am

After teasing the Steam Controller for the last couple of years, with a few different iterations, Valve has finally introduced the Steam Controller. The company will be pushing out a very limited quantity of these drives on October 16 for those who pre-order now. The full release of the Steam Controller is November 10.

 

 

The video above is a good way of showing off what to expect from the Steam Controller, where Valve promises that it will be a blend of the traditional controller, and the prevision of a mouse. The front of the Steam Controller has two large circular control areas, and an analogue control stick. It also features twin haptic feedback reactors, too. Round back, we have trigger buttons with both analogue pull and a digital switch.

 

Valve is selling the Steam Controller for $49, with the promise of up to 80 hours of gameplay from a pair of AA batteries, and a 5-meter range from your PC.

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Seagate teases its impressive SandForce SF3500-based SSDs at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 11:06 am

Computex 2015 - Buying an SSD isn't easy these days as there are countless options: 2.5-inch, SATA 6Gbps, SATA 10Gbps, NVMe, PCIe SSDs, different controllers and much more. But Seagate was demonstrating its reference SSDs powered by their SandForce SF3500 controller.

 

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The company was demoing an SF3500-based M.2 2280 SATA reference SSD at Computex 2015 with 500MB/sec+ performance in 80/20 mixed read/write workloads. The drive is powered by the latest 15nm MLC NAND flash from Toshiba, where performance is maintained at a much higher level than competing drives.

 

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The SSD was so good at multi-threaded performance that Seagate were demonstrating the SF3500 controller running 9 x 1080p videos at once, from the single SSD.

Crucial displays their 16nm TLC NAND flash, SSDs and RAM at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 7:57 am

Computex 2015 - We stopped by the Crucial and Micron offices during Computex 2015 to check out their range of NAND flash, SSDs and RAM. Starting with their two SSDs for consumers, the BX100 and MX200 SSDs.

 

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Crucial's BX100 SSDs come in 120GB, 250GB, 500GB and 1TB with read speeds of up to 535MB/sec and varying write speeds depending on the size of the drive. The 120GB model has sequential write speeds of 185MB/sec, with the 250GB model capable of 370MB/sec and the 500GB and 1TB models pushing 450MB/sec.

 

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The company was also showing off their Ballistix DDR4 range of RAM, offering up to 16GB in four different ranges.

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be quiet! demos their new Silent Base 600 case at Computex 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 7:23 am

Computex 2015 - One of the more beautiful cases being displayed at Computex this year was from German-based case and cooling manufacturer be quiet! with their new Silent Base 600 case.

 

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The Silent Base 600 features two pre-installed Pure Wings 2 fans, with one being 140mm backed up by another at 120mm. Inside, be quiet! has spent considerable time with the construction and design of the Silent Base 600, for it to provide high cooling efficiency, along with silence.

 

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Inside, there's plenty of room for expansion. be quiet! was demoing the Silent Base 600 with two NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X video cards, the perfect look for the style of the Silent Base 600.

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