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Mad Catz R.A.T. Tournament Edition to start shipping this quarter

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 3:56 pm

Gaming hardware company Mad Catz announced the R.A.T. Tournament Edition gaming mouse designed for professional and competitive gamers. An improved Phillips Doppler Laser with up to 8200dpi provides fast response and modified weight provides better performance than the original R.A.T. gaming mouse. Mad Catz also removed the horizontal scroll wheel and increased size of the sniper button, and an adjustable lift-off height calibration for gamers with extremely fast reflexes.

 

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"We launched our original R.A.T. line of gaming mice four years ago, and we're pleased to continue expanding this highly successful range with the announcement of the Tournament Edition model," said Darren Richardson, Mad Catz CEO, in a statement. "The R.A.T. is another example of our ongoing commitment to building high performance hardware for the passionate gaming community."

 

Mad Catz didn't publicly mention a release date and possible price point, but should be available later this year. The gaming market has a large number of companies vying for a limited market, but Mad Catz always has been known for unique designs on its custom products.

Titanfall gets slapped with 6v6 maximum multiplayer battles

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 12:31 pm

Respawn Entertainment's upcoming Titanfall has been capped in terms of its multiplayer battles, with company co-founder Vince Zampella announcing that Titanfall will have a cap of 12 players - meaning that we'll see 6v6 battles only.

 

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Zampella wrote: "6v6 is max player count. Turned out to be the best balance with AI for us. That's humans only count. There are lots of AI, everyone can have a Titan in follow or guard mode too." It had been previously reported that we could expect a maximum of six players per side, but not confirmed. Now we have the official confirmation from one of the company's co-founders, which means the disappointment, or excitement, can begin.

GIGABYTE unveils a super-thin gaming notebook, the Aorus X7

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 11:34 am

CES 2014 - There aren't many thin gaming notebooks on the market outside of the Razer Blade, but it looks like GIGABYTE's new Aorus series will take care of that. GIGABYTE's Aorus is the company's new PC gaming hardware brand, which has started off with a new gaming notebook.

 

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The Aorus X7 is a 17.3-inch gaming notebook which features Intel's Core i7-4700HQ processor, two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPUs in SLI, up to 32GB of RAM, a pair of 512GB SSDs and the storage is backed up by a 1TB mechanical HDD. All of this arrives in chassis that is just 0.9 inches thick, with two fans, four vents and five thermal pipes doing everything they can to keep GIGABYTE's Aorus X7 cool.

 

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Connectivity wise we have dual HDMI ports, a mini DisplayPort and VGA socket that will drive up to three more monitors from the Aorus X7. GIGABYTE has provided some anti-ghosting keys, dedicated macro buttons on its backlit keyboard, a Killer NIC networking chip, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi to wrap things up. We should expect the GIGABYTE Aorus X7 to ship in March, with prices falling between $2,099 and $2,799.

Advantage Video Systems publicly debuts their Mac Pro system

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 10:38 am

Storage Visions 2014 - Jeffrey Stansfield stopped by the booth at Storage Visions 2014 and brought along the first publicly showcased Mac Pro that wasn't locked behind a glass case.

 

 

Advantage Video Systems is a member of Apples Consultant Network and helps their clients develop efficient workflows.

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Panasonic unveils its first-person, 4K-capable HX-A100 camera

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 10:18 am

CES 2014 - Panasonic has just joined the worlds of 4K and wearable tech together with the announcement of the HX-A100 camera. Panasonic's new camera is just in the prototype stage right now, unfortunately.

 

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Panasonic's HX-A100 camera is 4K-capable, waterproof, and is capable (and was shown at CES 2014 doing so) beaming a live feed in 4K to a 4K-capable TV through a mini HDMI port. Engadget were on the show floor, reporting that the Panasonic HX-A100 camera feeding 4K to an Ultra HD TV was "free from stuttering, and caught a fairly wide field of view courtesy of its fisheye lens." Panasonic's 4K-capable HX-A100 camera is expected to reach consumers later in the year.

Sony discusses their Media Cloud Services

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 9:40 am

Storage Visions 2014 - Ben Masek from Sony Media Cloud Services discusses their product, which is a media platform that allows users to manage their content in a cloud-based management portal.

 

 

Sony Media Cloud Services provides numerous advantages for content creators by managing and simplifying their workload.

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Origin's new PCs allow motherboard installation in 4 different ways

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 9:12 am

CES 2014 - Origin has just changed things up in the pre-configured PC space with its newly unravelled Genesis and Millennium PCs at this year's Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas.

 

 

Where Origin has changed things up, is by offering the motherboard mount in 4 possible ways: standard ATX, inverted ATX, rotated 90 degrees or rotated 90 degrees, and inverted. Where this comes into benefit, is that the new Origin PCs can handle pretty much any GPU configuration, and the longest GPUs on the market, without a problem. Origin will also be offering an expansion kit that will see the mid-tower Millennium PC into the full-tower Genesis PC.

 

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This will allow you to add a massive radiator for water cooling, or an additional 24 hard drives - yes, an additional twenty four HDDs! The Millennium PC will start at $1,629, while the Genesis begins at $1,849.

Captherm Systems unveils MP1120 - CPU cooling just got cool again

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 8:21 am

CES 2014 - Captherm Systems unveiled a project today that the company put eight years into. The new MP1120 is a unique cooler with some very impressive features.

 

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The cooler is already an award winner after taking a coveted International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award.

 

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The coolers base, filled with an unknown fluid, pulls the heat away from the CPU. Heat forces the warmed fluid into the radiator area where it cools and drops back down to the CPU cooling chamber.

 

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Samsung shows off an incredible 98-inch 8K TV at CES 2014

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 7:28 am

CES 2014 - We are barely getting 4K displays onto our shelves and hearts, but it seems that the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 is all about showing off not only 4K TVs, but 8K TVs, too.

 

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Samsung has now joined the fun, showing off an incredible concept TV, measuring in at a mammoth 98 inches, and a resolution of 7680x4320. This is enough pixels to finally bury that annoying 'Retina' label, but unfortunately, we won't see this TV, or anything like it, for quite some time yet. Even if they were out, the price would hurt you more than the amount of pixels being crammed onto it.

Lenovo enhances its already great X1 Carbon laptop

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 6:29 am

CES 2014 - We all know Lenovo has some of the best notebooks on the market, but it has just refreshed its X1 Carbon notebook at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 that is currently cranking along in Las Vegas.

 

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The refreshed Thinkpad X1 Carbon offers a carbon fiber-constructed chassis, which weighs in at 2.8 pounds. Something unique that Lenovo has done with its X1 Carbon is provide an Adaptive Keyboard, which the company claims "dynamically adjusts based on the software or application being used to highlight the most relevant keys". The 14-inch display is of the anti-glare variety, with Lenovo offering up a 1600x900 or 2560x1440 resolution.

 

Lenovo has provided a rapid-charge technology, which will provide 80% of the total charge in under an hour, on top of a nine-hour battery. The pricing on the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon isn't bad, starting at $1,299. The refreshed X1 Carbon will be available starting at the end of the month.

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