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ASTRO unveils new Xbox One orange and dark grey A40 headset + MixAmp

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 7:33 am

If you're a console gamer looking for something new, ASTRO Gaming has just announced its new addition to the market - the A40 + MixAmp M80 specifically for the Xbox One.




The MixAmp M80 plugs directly into your Xbox One controller, allowing you to communicate with friends and hear what ASTRO Gaming has to provide through the A40 experience.


The A40 provides the most premium experience that ASTRO Gaming has to offer, boasting "hours of comfortable wear" in a recent newsletter.

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Conexant releases next-gen audio codec to improve tablets, phones

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 6:39 am

Computex 2015 - A little different from the hardware news of late, Conexant Systems, Inc. has just released its ultra-low power, high-performance HD Audio CODEC called the CX8200.




Set to improve your mobile experience in products ranging from notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets, this release "intelligently drives speakers to optimize sound pressure level (SPL) while providing best-in-class speaker protection and eliminating background noise" as pointed out in a recent press release.


It's main feature isn't music, but to remove any background noise when listening to voice over your speakers alongside a louder overall multimedia experience and Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) for voice dictation and virtual assistants like Microsoft's Cortana.

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Devolver Digital releases Fallout 4-themed teaser

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 6:27 am

Devolver Digital, the publisher of the Hotline Miami series and many different indie games, has just released a little teaser of its own in the light of the Fallout 4 teaser and trailer released recently.




We're not exactly sure what it means, but we've been told that this is a lead up to "its own announcement at the end of the week" and this image is "a nod of 'respect' to Fallout" by a Devolver Digital Australian PR agency.

A look into the G.Skill Ripjaws SR910 and SV710 7.1 headsets

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 6:08 am

Computex 2015 - Alongside the Ripjaws series of mechanical keyboards and the Ripjaws MX780 RGB gaming mouse as covered by us yesterday, G.Skill also has on offer some interesting new audio additions to its peripheral arsenal.




In comes the SR910 and SV710 7.1 digital surround sound models, said to be released in Q3 2015 by G.Skill in a recent press release.


Complete with a circumaural earcup design, these SV710 boasts Xear 3D technology to help with sound positioning, leatherette lined ear pads and built-in environmental noise cancellation (ENC) to help you focus at live events. Alongside the in-line control pod, there is included software including a 10-band equalizer and customizable surround sound positioning features located within.

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Kingston launches USB Type-C flash drive

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 5:25 am

Computex 2015 - Memory specialist Kingston has released its DataTraveler microDuo 3C USB flash drive, a USB 3.1 product. Designed as a dual interface that works with standard USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports, the drive complements portable devices, Kingston said.




USB Type-C is a reversible connector standard that will open the door to slimmer and sleeker devices. The Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 3C ships in three capacities: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The 16GB has 100MB/s read and 10MB/s write, while the 32GB and 64GB drives provide 100MB/s read and 15MB/s write.


"DataTraveler microDuo 3C has a dual interface that accommodates both USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports to give users easy access to the latest USB interface," said Nathan Su, flash memory sales director of the APAC region at Kingston. "Our drive provides more storage, features fast data transfer speeds and helps make the new technology more accessible to consumers."

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Godzilla granted Japanese citizenship

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 5:24 am

Since 1954, Godzilla, or (ゴジラ 'Gojira' as he is known in the East) has been stomping his way across Tokyo, and the world tapping into citizens fears about the threat of nuclear weaponry and also raising the profile of Japan. Now instead of fearing him, the country has decided to embrace him as the cultural icon he is.



According to Time, the Shinjuku prefecture in Tokyo has granted Godzilla honorary citizenship, with the character's birth date listed as April 9, 1954 - the day 'Gojira' premiered in Tokyo. While 'Godzilla's' days of destruction aren't over, with more Hollywood and Japanese entries on the way, it seems that the Japanese people are a little less scared of him these days.

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BIOSTAR Z97X - first Intel Z97 motherboard to get Windows 10 certified

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 4:13 am

Computex 2015 - The BIOSTAR Z97X, its latest high-end gaming motherboard, is the first Intel Z97 motherboard to receive the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system certification.



BIOSTAR designed the Z97X from the ground up, featuring an ATX form factor board that supports USB 3.1, three PCI Express 3.0x16 slots, PCIe M.2 support, Dual GbE LAN and BIOSTAR Super Hi-Fi Audio technology and support for the DisplayPort.


The motherboard also features an onboard HDMI capable of support for 2K and 4K resolutions. This is a great move by BIOSTAR, as Microsoft has promoted Windows 10 as a true OS for gamers, and gaming-focused hardware will be important.

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Colorful video cards power some insane custom PCs at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 3:03 am

Computex 2015 - While the GeForce GTX 980 Ti iGame from Colorful looks like one of the slickest GM200-powered video cards to expect, the company powered a few custom PCs with its VGA cards.




This system had an Intel Core i7-4790K, Bitspower water cooling setup, Colorful iGame Z97 Extreme, Avexir Blitz 16GB DDR3 2400MHz Green RAM, a Plextor M6S 256GB SSD, two Colorful GeForce GTX 980 Tis in SLI, all powered by an Antec HCP 1300W Gold PSU and housed inside of the beautiful InWin D-Frame NVIDIA Edition.






This gorgeous beast packed mostly the same hardware as the green system, apart from some red components and the use of the insanely awesome InWin S-Frame Black & Red Edition.

Z170 offerings from ECS look great with GeIL and Avexir RAM

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 2:54 am

Computex 2015 - Showcasing what ECS has to offer in the Intel Z170 chipset department is the Z170-CLAYMORE and the Z170-BLADE offerings.




The Z170-CLAYMORE boasts four memory ports capable of DDR4 Dual-Channel support up to 32GB, five PCIe x16 slots and a display outputs including HDMI 2.0 and Display Port. Adding to this is 2-Way SLI support for those looking at increasing performance.



Next up is the Z170-BLADE. Also supporting Intel's 6th Generation processors, expect four RAM bays supporting Dual-Channel DDR4 up to 32GB, two PCIe x16 slots, one PCIe x1 slot and further 2-Way video card support. Adding to this is six SATA (6Gb/s) ports and a single M.2 offering. Outputs on this board include HDMI, SVI, D-Sub and Display Port sitting alongside a 6-Channel (5.1) HD audio output by Realtek, two USB 3.1 ports, siz USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 offerings.

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How small can you go? Miniscule ECS LIVA PCs pictured

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 2:38 am

Computex 2015 - "What could you possibly fit into such a small box?" This is the question that I am most commonly asked when I show my friends pictures of systems as small as this - quite a lot is the real answer.




Introducing the ECS LIVA PC series. First is the Core, brandishing an Intel Core M-5Y10C SoC processor, 4GB of DDR3L memory, one M.2 SSD for storage, Gigabit LAN, a wireless card offering Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0 are just some of what this beast has to offer.


As for outputs you can expect two HDMI ports, one combo sound/microphone jack, two microphones, four USB 3.0 ports and a Micro SD card reader all bundled into this 136 x 84 x 38mm package.

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