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G.SKILL unleashes the world's fastest DDR3 RAM, smashing your DIMM slots to 3000MHz

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: RAM | Posted: Jun 2, 2013 3:59 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - G.SKILL have just unleashed your new dream RAM, which is the world's fastest DDR3 RAM, arriving at 3GHz. Yes, that's 3000MHz DDR3, and it comes in a 32GB kit.

 

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The new 3000MHz DDR3 RAM from G.SKILL is the latest member of their TridentX series of memory, and is designed to work perfectly with Intel's new fourth-generation "Haswell" processor and Z87 motherboards. G.SKILL have even proven that their new wonder RAM works at a low voltage of just 1.65V, which is quite the feat in itself.

 

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Google is pushing for their Fiber server to be profitable, could break into new markets soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Jun 2, 2013 3:21 am

Two years ago if you had told me Google would be pushing their own super-fast Internet service around the United States, I would've been hesitant to believe you. Now, they're looking to expand their Fiber service, by cementing that it isn't just an expensive research project, but it is a great and profitable business for the search giant.

 

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Google Fiber head, Milo Medin, talked to CNET, noting that Google had kept the costs down by partnering up with cities that are interested in bringing Google's gigabit fiber network to their residents. These partners have helped Google build a less expensive, and less time-consuming network. The search giant are also keeping the bills from going sky-high by building their own network in select neighborhoods, which are known as "fiberhoods", where the demand for their gigabit Internet access is strong, versus entire cities.

 

Medin talked about the challenges the company faced when they launched Fiber, where the executive noted that the biggest headache was offering TV service, which is some what of a must when trying to attract new customers away from the usual phone and cable companies. The TV service has cost Google the most money, as they've had to sign programming agreements, build their own set-top-boxes and create an entire system for delivering TV through their fiber network.

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Google are being careful with Glass and facial recognition

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jun 1, 2013 3:23 pm

Google have taken to their Project Glass Google+ page to address privacy concerns over facial recognition apps being built for Glass. Google have addressed the public about this subject because there are plenty of people with Google Glass Explorer Edition units.

 

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There's still ongoing worries about privacy over the use of the wearable technology, especially if people start writing Glassware (apps for Glass) that are capable of facial recognition. Google have said they're listening to feedback from early users of Glass and will continue working on their policies on facial recognition software in the near future. What I like to see is that Google are actually listening, and addressing the public over this, instead of not tackling the concerns of people and their privacy.

Haswell and USB 3.0 seeing big issues with USB drives

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jun 1, 2013 2:58 pm

Intel have officially launched their new Haswell processors, something you can read about in our review. Something a little more interesting though, which comes from Hardware.info in the Netherlands, is that Haswell is seeing issues with USB 3.0.

 

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They've done some very, very extensive testing and confirmed there are USB 3.0 issues with the 8-series chipset. They tested 22 USB 3.0 drives, with 14 of them experiencing issues and were unable to stay connected when a Haswell system woke back up from standby. Hardware.info have an insane round up of 33 Haswell-based motherboards if you'd like to do some weekend reading!

Silicon Valley company wants Kickstarter funding to build a Nikola Tesla statue in Silicon Valley

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Jun 1, 2013 2:30 pm

Northern Imagination, a California-based company, have a Kickstarter page setup to get a statue of the famous innovator Nikola Tesla built-in Silicon Valley. Northern Imagination need to raise $123,000 in order to get the statue erected, and at the time of writing they had $80,269 pledged with 35 hours to go.

 

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If they meet their funding goal, they would built a statue in Palo Alto, California and would make the statue depicting Tesla holding a lightbulb, demonstrating a wireless electricity concept. Better yet, the statue will double as a Wi-Fi hotspot and house a time capsule with predictions from Kickstarter backers that won't be opened for 30 years, all the way in the year 2043.

A hands-on video of GIGABYTE's range of Intel Z87 Express "Haswell" motherboards

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 1, 2013 1:59 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - Yesterday we were kindly invited to the GIGABYTE headquarters here in Taipei, Taiwan where we got a full introduction to its line-up of new Intel Z87 Express "Haswell" based motherboards, ahead of Computex Taipei 2013 which begins next week.

 

 

We got a look at its new gaming, overclocking and mainstream boards. Stew from GIGABYTE was kind enough to run us through the range. We get a look at the G1.Sniper 5, G1.Sniper M5, Z87X-OC, Z87X-OC Force, Z87X-UD5H and more.

 

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It was clear from our visit that GIGABYTE has focused heavily on audio for this range of boards with some pretty amazing features such as its O-AMP Premium audio system. My first impression of all the boards was that they all look great. It's not unusual to have a couple good looking boards in a series, but when they all look good, it was a big surprise, in a good way.

 

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Our reviews of these Z87 boards will be published on TweakTown over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Metro: Last Light is doing incredibly well, has shifted more units in a week than the original game did in three months

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 1, 2013 1:29 pm

It looks like Metro: Last Light is turning into a success, with both digital and US retail sales doing extremely well. Deep Silver, the publisher of Metro: Last Light, haven't provided exact numbers, but have noted that across all platforms Metro: Last Light is on, the game has sold more copies in one week than Metro 2033 did in three months.

 

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Not only that, but in the United States, Last Light has sold more retail copies in the first week than its predecessor has managed since it was released three years ago. Metro: Last Light has stood on top of the charts for the past four weeks in a row in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France.

 

Have you played Metro: Last Light? This news of its success makes me think I should play it.

Windows 8 market share reaches 4.27%, Windows 7 is still the OS king

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Jun 1, 2013 12:33 pm

To tell you the truth, I haven't bothered with Windows 8 and I know I'm not the only one. It looks like I'm not alone, as Net Applications' latest numbers show that Windows 8 still isn't doing too well out in the wild, but its numbers are improving.

 

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During May, Windows 8 gained 0.43% of the OS market share, rising from 3.84% to 4.27%. In the same month, Windows 7 actually gained 0.13%, shifting from 44.72% to 44.85%. In December, Windows 8 gained 0.66% of the worldwide OS market share, and has seen similar numbers in the months following the end of 2012.

GIGABYTE walk us through their new BIOS being featured on Haswell motherboards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 1, 2013 12:01 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - We visited GIGABYTE's HQ last night and were greeted to their new ultra compact PC, the BRIX. The fun didn't end there, as well as a tease of their upcoming BIOS for their Haswell-based motherboard range.

 

 

As you have probably seen in the video above, the user interface is gorgeous. GIGABYTE have packed the new-look BIOS with some serious details, which give you a run down of what your system is doing temperature wise, and much more. The background is customizable, so you can actually chuck in your own pictures if that's what you want to see. The entire UI runs in 1920x1080, which is something I think I can get used to.

 

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GIGABYTE should win many more fans over with their new-look BIOS, on top of their boards looking incredibly sexy yet again.

Oculus VR co-founder killed, was a bystander who got hit by a car in a police chase

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 1, 2013 11:00 am

The co-founder and developer of Oculus VR, Andrew Scott Reisse, has been killed in a police chase in California. Reisse was not part of the police chase, but was unfortunately hit by a car at a crosswalk when police stopped to investigate suspicious activity a couple of blocks away, which lead to his death.

 

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After the police pulled three suspects over, including 21-year-old Victor Sanchez, who fired at police and then fled in a white Dodge Charger. Their car hit several other cars and went through multiple red lights, with one of the red lights being where Reisse was unfortunately crossing, and he was hit. All of the suspects were eventually apprehended and are currently in police custody with an investigation ongoing.

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