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Dell shows off Inspiron 15 7000 Series Notebook designed for gaming

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 7:54 pm

Computex 2015 - PC manufacturer Dell has unveiled its Inspiron 15 7000 Series Notebook, designed for optimized performance and mobile gaming.

 

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The laptop uses the latest Intel Core i7H-Series Quad Core CPU, powered by NVIDIA discrete graphics, and 4GB GDDR5 RAM. It will ship with a 15" FHD wide angle display, but a 4K ultra-high-definition touchscreen option is available. The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series notebook will be available later this year, with pricing still to be announced.

 

"From laptops to convertible 2-in-1s to desktops, we are delivering devices for every need at an exceptional value, empowering our customers to easily create and share content and connect with the people who matter the most to them," said Ray Wah, VP of the Consumer Product Group at Dell.

G.SKILL shows off Ripjaws PSU units, from 750W to 1250W

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 7:06 pm

Computex 2015 - Hardware company G.SKILL has unveiled its Ripjaws series PC power supply units, with four models that range from 750 watts up to 1250 watts.

 

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The Ripjaws series has been designed to support he needs of PC enthusiasts and gamers, with each PSU featuring a full module design so cleaner cable management and better airflow is supported throughout the system. During low load operations, there is zero fan noise - and a 140mm fan helps cool down a user's PC when the temperatures rise.

 

The Ripjaws PS750G and PS850G models have been certified with 80 PLUS Gold and have a 90 percent efficiency rating. Meanwhile, the Ripjaws PS850P/PS1250P units received 80 PLUS Platinum certification and have 92 percent efficiency.

G.SKILL unveils its Trident Z series of DDR4 memory

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: RAM | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 6:44 pm

Computex 2015 - RAM manufacturer G.SKILL has unveiled its Trident Z series of DDR4 memory for PC enthusiasts.

 

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G.SKILL designed the Trident Z series so each RAM module ships with aluminum heatspreaders, and includes a custom color bar so RAM can more closely match a PC owner's system.

 

The company will release the Trident Z series in dual-channel and quad-channel - with specifications to be announced at a later date.

Intel, ESL announce 10th season of Intel Extreme Masters eSports

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 6:29 pm

Intel has partnered with ESL, the world's largest eSPorts company, for the 10th season of the Intel Extreme Masters gaming tournament. Designed as a tournament for elite pro gamers, the elite gamers will have the chance to square off while playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, StarCraft II, and League of Legends.

 

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The IEM tournament will stop in Shenzhen, China (July 16-20), Cologne, Germany (August 5-9), San Jose, USA (November 21-22), Cologne Germany (December 2015), and in Asia - with the Katowice World Championship scheduled for Poland (March 2016).

 

"The success and the legacy of the Intel Extreme Masters was partly built on Counter-Strike and it's a great feeling to go into the tenth season of the circuit with CS:GO back in it," said Michal Blicharz, Managing Director of Pro Gaming at ESL. "Adding a third game makes this IEM season the largest in years!"

Onanoff unveils the SoundCover Bluetooth speaker for Apple iPads

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 6:18 pm

Onanoff, an Icelandic company focused on audio peripherals, has unveiled its SoundCover device. The ultra-thin folio speaker is designed to amplify your Apple iPad's sound, ranging from music and movies to games - simply open the kickstand and it automatically syncs to your iPad. The frame is just 14mm thin, and should offer a streamlined finish to your iPad.

 

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When you're done listening to something, clip the iPad into the SoundCover with the screen facing in, and it turns off. Even though it's designed to support the iPad Air and iPad Air 2, it supports any Bluetooth-enabled device. The Onanoff SoundCover is available now with a $199 MSRP, and is available in Silver, Gold and Tactical Black.

 

The SoundCover supports a Bluetooth range up to 33 feet and 15 hours of battery life. In addition, owners can make use of a 3.5mm stereo input and built-in microphone while increasing their iPad's volume by up to 400 percent.

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Ford will show Sync 3 in Fiesta, Escape over the summer

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 6:02 pm

The Ford Sync 3 system will first roll out to the 2016 Escape and Fiesta models, which will be available later this summer. Ford first worked with Microsoft to unveil Sync in 2007, but Sync 3 was made by QNX.

 

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Sync 3 features better voice recognition, a responsive touch-screen interface and a significantly faster response time than previous models. This is Ford's biggest effort to give auto buyers the chance to use connected technology, and all Ford vehicles will receive the Sync 3 system by the end of next year.

 

"Sync always has been about providing a safer way for our customers to connect their smartphones in order to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel," said Mark LaNeve, VP of Ford Marketing and Sales, in a public statement. "Customers continue to tell us they want this technology, and they want it to be fast and easy to use - like a smartphone. Sync 3 delivers on that request."

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MSI makes use of Intel 5th generation Broadwell CPU for gaming laptops

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 1:01 pm

Computex 2015 - PC hardware company MSI has announced its latest gaming laptops will make use of the Intel 5th Generation Broadwell processors. The new CPUs help provide better graphics, longer battery life, and enhanced security improvements, while supporting high resolution while gaming.

 

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In total, there will be 20 refreshed models, with the Intel 5th Generation Core i7 processors used in 18 new MSI laptop models, which include the GT80 Titan SLI, GT72 Dominator, GS70 Stealth, and GS60 Ghost, among others. The refreshed laptops are available starting now.

 

"The new components in our lineup of gaming laptops, highlighted by Intel's newest Broadwell processor, furthers our goal of delivering the most advanced mobile gaming systems in the world," said Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America.

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Techland CEO says Dying Light has reached 4.5 million gamers

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 12:20 pm

The open-world first person survival horror game Dying Light has reached 4.5 million gamers, according to Techland.

 

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Techland has released several Dying Light DLC packages for gamers, and it's possible an expansion could be developed one day. Even if the 4.5 million figure isn't actual game copies sold, it's still a major success for the studio.

 

"Sales [we] count later - we need time to calculate the sales and returns and so on," said Pawel Marchewka, CEO of Techland, in a statement to Eurogamer. "Unique users means all the unique users we calculated on the server playing the game for significant number of time. Sales might be slightly less because that includes also secondary sales."

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Graphics cards from a different angle by ASUS

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 11:53 am

Computex 2015 - The hype of late has been solely based around the latest flagship offerings by AMD and NVIDIA with ASUS joining that charge, but how about the whole range and something a little different?

 

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As part of its Computex 2015 display, ASUS has shown off its TURBO series gaming video cards, the MINI series form-factor models produced for Mini-ITX systems, the STRIX 4K gaming series for "core gamers," the ROG POSEIDON for premium-grade watercooled users, the ROG MATRIX models for air overclocking and also some neat water block offerings thanks to EK Water Blocks, Bitspower and Thermaltake.

 

If that isn't enough for you, ASUS also threw up a display explaining of its industry-first 100% automated production process and material design alongside how exactly the PCB design is carried out in the factory.

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