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G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 RGB gaming mouse pictured

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 7:57 am

Computex 2015 - G.SKILL used Computex 2015 as a launch pad for its new Ripjaws line of gaming peripherals, and TweakTown got a close up of the new Ripjaws MX780 RGB gaming mouse.

 

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The ambidextrous mouse features a height-adjustable palm rest and interchangeable side grips, designed to make the mouse even more comfortable.

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Firefox adds 'save it for later' Pocket in-browser support

By: Chris Smith | More News: Internet Browsers | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 7:40 am

Firefox has added something new, described as the "world's most popular save-for-later service" and going by the name of Pocket.

 

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This service sets out to store any article, video or website you wish for later use, being then saved to your online account and follow you wherever you may go (and log in).

 

Some people have been arguing that Chrome's restoration of bookmarks, history and more is why they prefer this browser over Firefox and it seems that Mozilla is now adding some new features like this in order to further compete with what Google has to offer.

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G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 RGB and KM780 MX gaming keyboards pictured

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 7:39 am

Computex 2015 - After first reporting about the G.SKILL Ripjaws gaming keyboards, TweakTown got up close and personal with the new gaming peripherals.

 

Here is the G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 RGB up close:

 

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The keyboard has two different light colors, and the keyboard has been designed with durability and practicality in mind while providing an enhanced gaming experience.

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Rivet Networks unveils the Killer Wireless-AC 1535 network technology

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Networking | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 6:55 am

Computex 2015 - Networking company Rivet Networks has launched the Killer Wireless-AC 1535, the first network adapter offering ExtremeRange Technology. The new feature supports up to 150 Mbps of additional throughput up to 10 meters in range.

 

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The MSI GT72 and GT80 Gaming Notebooks and MSI X99A GODLIKE Gaming Motherboard will be the first products to make use of the Killer Wireless-AC 1535, the company announced. Using the new technology, gamers and enthusiasts can make use range-extending technology - utilizing your home network's capacity.

 

"We've packed this second generation Killer Wireless-AC product with intelligence that massively improves latency, reduces jitter and virtually eliminates video freezes at even greater ranges and with stronger signals," said Mike Cubbage, co-founder and CEO at Rivet Networks. "Our sole focus is to create the best networking experience for performance users with speed and reliability that is unmatched by competing wireless adapters."

ASRock shows off USB 3.1 front panel that plugs into SATA express

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 4:11 am

Computex 2015 - During Computex 2015, ASRock has shown off the world's first USB 3.1 front panel, which is designed to turn your SATA Express header into a pair of Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 ports.

 

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The new front panel is shipping with select ASRock 100 Series models. TweakTown will let you know when we have additional details regarding this snazzy new PC addition.

 

USB evolved into the most common standard for connecting peripherals to PCs, and while it has been upgraded, the addition of USB 3.1 is a game changer. USB 3.0 has speeds up to 10Gb/s, a drastic increase over the 5 Gb/s currently offered by USB 3.0 - and it absolutely blows USB 2.0 out of the water.

Basemark teams up with TUV Rheinland for performance certification

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 3:58 am

Basemark has announced a strategic partnership with TUV Rheinland which will see a new certification class for smartphones, tablets, notebooks and PCs.

 

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Thanks to the collaboration, TUV Rheinland will secure an excellent service for product performance and evaluation at all stages of development, even at a component level like chipsets, GPUs or CPUs - right up to the final product. Basemark's suite of benchmarks like Basemark X, Basemark ES and Basemark OS allows TUV Rheinland to fine tune the devices speed, stability and overall performance.

 

Tero Sarkkinen, founder and CEO of Basemark explains: "We are thoroughly excited about this partnership, because it opens a whole new category of product-quality testing. Consumers, corporations, and government purchasers can now also choose products based on how fast a device performs various tasks. We firmly believe that our partnership results in better customer satisfaction. However, this is just the beginning of what we can do together with TÜV Rheinland, and I look forward to building a wide-ranging partnership that results in a wealth of new services for our combined roster of customers".

Exclusive: A look into the GIGABYTE Z170x Gaming G1 series

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 3:39 am

Computex 2015 - Straight from the horse's mouth, we have been given an exclusive look into the new GIGABYTE Z170x Gaming G1 motherboard sporting some fantastic new features.

 

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Complete with 20 phases of IR powered VRM (16+4 phases), the new Intel Thunderbolt and USB 3.1 controller as a two in one to provide USB Type-C on the back panel, an amazing new network setup and brand new metal shielding on the PCIe slots.

 

Delving into the network options, GIGABYTE is offering a unique and brand new setup with this motherboard model, seeing a three-way KILLER NIC setup (the KILLER Double Shot Duo or Pro) with two being wired and one wireless. What's even cooler is that the motherboard will dedicate the fastest connection to the most taxing process (for example, a game) and reserve the other two networks for background tasks like VoIP or downloads.

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Report: Samsung saw booming sales for its Galaxy S6 smartphones

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 3:30 am

Samsung topped 6 million Galaxy S6 smartphone units sold in less than one month, according to the Counterpoint research group.

 

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Furthermore, the April 10 to April 30 sales windows of the S6 and S6 Edge proved to be better than the Galaxy S5 in the same time frame in 2014 - and could surpass the overall popularity of the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

 

"The Samsung Galaxy S6 series has a chance to become the top selling smartphone overtaking Apple's iPhone 6 series, if production issues are solved," said Peter Richardson, Research Director at Counterpoint, in a statement published by Reuters.

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Intel outlines shift to focus more on mobile, Internet of Things

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 2:38 am

Computex 2015 - Intel is best known for its CPUs that power servers and computers, but don't expect the company to just stop there. Intel has added to its Internet of Things Gateway, while also providing new software and OS choices for the IoT Gateway - and wants to make a bigger splash in the mobile market.

 

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In addition, Intel is looking to embrace wearables, creating new hardware platforms that can power the next generation of wearable devices.

 

"The power of Moore's Law has enabled incredible computing innovation over the past 50 years and because of it, nearly everything in the future will have the ability to compute and connect," said Kirk Skaugen, SVP and GM of the Client Computing Group at Intel. "Our 30-year history of collaboration with Taiwan has delivered historic innovation to the world, from personal computing to the cloud and data centers."

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Nintendo shoots down rumors, NX may not run Google Android

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 2:30 am

The Nintendo NX, a next-generation console the Japanese company is currently working on, may not run Google Android.

 

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Despite previous rumors that Nintendo would adopt Android, company spokespeople reportedly shut down those rumors: "There is no truth to the report saying that we are planning to adopt Android for NX," according to a Nintendo spokesperson, speaking to the Wall Street Journal.

 

Considering Nintendo has been making gaming consoles - and various other gaming-centric offerings - since the early 1980s, it shouldn't be surprising to hear they will keep the NX's console development in-house. Despite the reports in Japanese media, it seemed a bit too hard to believe Nintendo would suddenly rely on outside help to develop an OS for the company.

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