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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 now powers Windows 10 PCs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 1, 2017 3:34 am

Computex 2017 - Qualcomm did tease a few weeks ago that they were working with Microsoft on something big, and here we are: Snapdragon 835 powered Windows 10 devices, which will really change everything.



Qualcomm announced that it's working with some of the biggest names in the industry with ASUS, HP, and Lenovo to make Snapdragon 835-powered PCs, with Qualcomm's super-fast X16 LTE modem. This will usher in a new era of mobile computing that will allow for even smaller and thinner devices that blur the line between smartphones, tablets, and traditional laptops.


Snapdragon 835 is made on the 10nm process and powers a slew of flagship smartphones, but the upcoming mobile PC platform is going to do an Apple, and really change everything. Until now the Windows ecosystem has been dominated by Intel designs, but Intel's SoC attempts have been futile, while Qualcomm continues to innovate and push the boundaries of what we thought was possible.

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MSI unleashes new fleet of X299 motherboards

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 1, 2017 2:31 am

Computex 2017 - MSI today unveiled its latest fleet of motherboards to compliment Intel's new X299 chipset, built specifically to leverage Intel's high-end Core i9 Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors.




MSI's new X299 motherboard fleet is composed of three main series: the higher-end feature-rich MSI Enthusiast Series, the stylish MSI Performance Series, and the durable metal-infused MSI Arsenal Gaming series, all of which offer a range different motherboards and features for different price points.


MSI's Enthusiast Series includes the premium X299 GAMING M7 ACK motherboard is the X299 variant of the company's popular GAMING M series. This particular motherboard is "designed for gamers and PC enthusiasts who love performance," and features high-end tools for overclockers including a 10 phase DigitALL power design with Loadline Calibration and MSI's Turbo Socket. The X299 GAMING M7 ACK also features M.2 Shield FROZR to cool M.2 SSDs, Audio Boost 4 PRO, which allows users to use two headphones and speakers at the same time, as well as a three-way conjunction of Killer networking hardware to ensure optimum online gaming. MSI's premium X299 mobo also features Mystic Light RGB along the board's heat sinks and covers, offering 16.8 million colors combos and 17 LED effects.

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Thermaltake announces tempered glass full-tower PC case

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 1, 2017 1:06 am

Computex 2017 - Thermaltake today revealed its full-towered chassis with stylish tempered glass and innovative features.




Thermaltake's new View 71 TG Edition full-tower chassis is enclosed with 5mm-thick tempered glass on four sides to show off your rig, and also comes with everything you'd expect from a PC case: seven tool-free drive bays and modular drive racks to ensure adequate storage and ample room for liquid cooling solutions, magnetic fan filters and dust filters to ensure your rig stays nice and dust-free, and two built-in 140mm Riing Blue LED fans for cooling components.


The View 71 TB Edition can fit a complete full-tower build that supports up to 3x 140mm liquid cooling radiators or 3x 140mm front-facing case fans as well as 2x 120mm bottom-mounted fans, and can fit video cards up to 410mm in size.


For more information please check the official press release.

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GIGABYTE reveals new fleet of Aorus X299 motherboards

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 31, 2017 11:20 pm

Computex 2017 - GIGABYTE today revealed its new fleet of Aorus X299 gaming motherboards in Taipei, Taiwan.




The new Aorus gaming motherboard line is specifically built for Intel's new enthusiast-grade X299 series processors, and features a number of premium additions to enhance users' PC gaming experience. The line features Ultra Durable base plates and reinforced PCIe lanes to reduce GPU sag damage as well as thermal head spreaders for M.2 SSDs and Intel's new Optane Memory technology. Stylish accenting is added by the Aorus X299 Gaming 9 and 7's RGB LEDs, which can be customized with software to add more flair to any build.


GIGABYTE's new X299 Aorus Gaming Series also comes with Smart Fan 5 software which allows users to optimize and control their cooling system. The company explains the benefits of its Fan Stop Technology in the latest press release: "Fan stop technology reduces unnecessary wear on fans when the system is below a specific temperature, stopping all fans until they are needed. With improved control and up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers, the new Smart Fan 5 offers users complete mastery over their PC. To ensure the ultimate liquid cooling experience, high-current 3 amperage pin header has been added to power the most demanding water pumps available for PC cooling."

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The Essential PH-1 smartphone ships in 30 days

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 31, 2017 10:18 pm

Essential, the company created by Android founder Andy Rubin, recently launched their much-awaited smartphone, the PH-1 (PH-One or Phone).


The PH-1 currently sells for $699 but is available with a 360-degree camera attachment for $749. However, even though we have known the price of the PH-1, we had no idea when it would actually be available. You could go on the Essential site and 'reserve' an Essential PH-1 without knowing when it would ship or arrive.




That wait is over now, thanks to Andy Rubin's interview and informal launch at the Code Conference put on by Recode.

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ASUS launches the ZenPad 3S 8.0 at Computex

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 31, 2017 8:32 pm

Computex is a crazy show, every year there are numerous announcements from all of the biggest tech companies in the world. ASUS is no exception to this, in fact, they held two separate press conferences this year to space out their announcements.




This week without much fanfare ASUS launched a new ZenPad tablet, the ZenPad 3S 8.0. It features a Snapdragon 652 processor and 4GB of RAM with a less expensive 3GB model as well.


ASUS has also upgraded the storage capacity to 32 or 64GB from the previously offered 16 and 32GB of the ZenPad 3 8.0.

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OPPO reveals the R11 in an official teaser

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 31, 2017 7:24 pm

OPPO's upcoming R11 has been subject to numerous leaks in the past week. The company will officially announce the device on June 10th, but they have decided to publish a teaser to put an end to leaks and speculation.




The video shows the phone in its full glory, and it confirms that the device will come with dual rear camera setup, as rumored. The dual camera is previously rumored to have 16MP + 20MP, while the front shooter should come with a lofty 20MP.


The earlier rumored color options, black, gold, and pink have also been confirmed in the video.

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Nokia smartphones globally available by the end of June

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 31, 2017 6:31 pm

Back in February, alongside the Nokia 3310, HMD Global announced three Android smartphones - the Nokia 6, 5, and 3. The devices are mid to low-range phones, but the company believes that they might become popular between customers.




However, when the phones were announced, the company didn't have the answer to when and where they will be available.


Now, the company has finally announced that the three smartphones will hit markets around the world before the end of June.

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NASA to send a spacecraft into the Sun next year

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: May 31, 2017 5:17 pm

NASA plans to send a spacecraft straight into the Sun next year. The space agency made the announcement during a news conference and a ceremony at the University of Chicago.




The mission begins in August 2018. Since this isn't a journey that a human can take, NASA will send a 10-foot high probe on the historic mission, since this will mark the first time humanity has reached the giant star.


NASA named the probe Parker Solar Probe in honor of astrophysicist Eugene Parker, which is the first time in the space agency's history a space vessel is named after a living person.


The probe will have to withstand substantial radiation and heat never before experienced by a spacecraft. The Parker Solar Probe will have 4.5-inch-thick (11.43 cm) carbon-composite solar shields which will protect the spacecraft from temperatures of around 2,500 Fahrenheit (around 1,380 Celsius).

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OnePlus is giving away 10 OnePlus 5 units before launch

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 31, 2017 4:31 pm

OnePlus 5 is one of the most-anticipated smartphones this year, and we don't have to wait much longer for its official launch planned for the summer.




However, if you want to get your hands-on the phone before the company launches, and even finalizes the device, you can. OnePlus has started an initiative called 'The Lab.' The company wants to receive customer's feedback about the OnePlus 5's camera.


OnePlus will give away ten OnePlus 5 devices to people willing to work with them and give them feedback.

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