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ZOTAC teases a 12-display system powered by an AMD Radeon R9 M365X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 3:45 am

CES 2016 - ZOTAC had their usual display of video cards, their Steam Machine, Z-BOX PCs and a delicious 12-display system powered by an AMD Radeon R9 M365X.




Inside, it features an Intel LGA 1151 socket, so you can throw in a new Skylake processor, 4 x DDR4 DIMMs supporting up to 64GB of DDR4-2133. There's 4 x SATA 6Gbps ports, an M.2 KEY E slot and M.2 KEY M slot, mini PCIe slot, and dual GbE.




On the display side of things, we have 12 x HDMI 2.0 ports and a single DVI-D port.

Samsung's new 2TB T3 SSD is so small, it'll fit in your pocket

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 3:22 am

CES 2016 - Samsung is staying ahead of the portable SSD game announcing their new T3 SSD, a portable SSD that arrives in capacities all the way up to 2TB.



The new T3 SSD is a little bigger than its predecessor, but it's smaller than most business cards. It's twice as heavy as the T1, weighing in at 1.8 ounces (51g). The extra weight isn't just there as additional heft, Samsung has included a shock-resistant metal case and internal frame, meaning that the new T3 SSD can take up to 1500Gs of force, and a drop from up to six feet.


Samsung adds that it has included an integrated Thermal Guard feature that stops the T3 from overheating in extreme temperatures. The T3 SSD features vertical 3D-NAND (V-NAND) memory, which is found in Samsung's 850 EVO SSD, with the T3 capable of read/write speeds of up to 450MB/sec.

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SanDisk expands portable lineup with flash drives and all-terrain SSD

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 3:21 am

CES 2016 - SanDisk has shown further commitment to the portable storage realm with its recent announcement of an all-terrain SSD and new flash drives.




The rugged portable SSD is named the SanDisk Extreme 510 and comes packed with a 480GB drive within. Capable of protecting your drive with its rubber bumper and IP55 water and dust resistance rating, this new product transfers files at up to 430 MB/s. Further featuring 128-bit encryption, this product is available for $249.99 with a two-year warranty.


Adding to the portable storage realm is SanDisk's new highest capacity flash drive, the Connect Wireless Stick and its sibling, the Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0. Storing a massive 200GB, SanDisk's new Connect Wireless stick is compatible with Apple and Windows desktop or mobile devices, allowing users to stream content or transfer files around. The Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 is marketed towards those looking at smaller solutions, allowing users to manage their Android device storage via the SanDisk Memory one app, making full use of this products' 128GB storage. The Connect Wireless Stick is available for $119.99 with the Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 being now on the shelves for $59.99.

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SanDisk reveals 'world's thinnest' 1TB M.2 SSD

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 3:11 am

CES 2016 - On the showfloor at Las Vegas, SanDisk today announced the "world's thinnest" 1TB solid state drive in the SATA M.2 form factor.




M.2 SSD's are traditionally quite slim and lithe, but SanDisk's new X400 SSD's push the limits of M.2 storage by packing a full 1TB of capacity into an ultra-thin NAND drive. The X400 super thin at 1.5mm, and SanDisk notes that it's the first single-sided 1TB SATA M.2 with such a minimal size.


Like other SanDisk storage modules, the X400 comes with the company's nCache 2.0 and DataGuard baked-in for quick responsiveness and high reliability. The new X400 SSD line is also built on the company's X3 Technology to use 90% less power than traditional HDD's.

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Sony announce first 4K UltraHD Blu-ray player

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 3:08 am

As one of the founders of the Blu-ray format, there was no way that Sony was going to sit out the infancy of the 4K UltraHD Blu-ray format, and have today presented their first player to the world.




Hitting shelves in the next few months the UHP-H1 will come equipped with a range of features to differentiate their first player, including CD, DVD-Audio and SACD audio playback to single and multiple rooms, Bluetooth audio streaming, PlayStation Now streaming (you can connect up to two Dual Shock 4 controllers) and will also upscale your collection of 1080p Blu-rays to 4K.


Sony have yet to announce a price for their player, but expect it to come in at the several hundred dollar range, similar to competitors. Their sibling company, Sony Pictures have already announced the future availability of the first batch of UltraHD Blu-ray movies, such as 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' and 'Chappie'.

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Thermaltake tease Fallout 4 and Titanfall themed keyboards at CES 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 2:56 am

CES 2016 - Thermaltake was our first stop at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, where we kicked things off by checking out their cases - but were left impressed with some modded keyboards lit up with RGB lighting.





Thermaltake was showing off some incredible Fallout 4 and Titanfall themed keyboards, which as you can see from the images, look slick as hell.




Vuzix showcases AR and VR glasses at CES 2016

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 2:33 am

CES 2016 - Vuzix aims to cover the full world of next-generation entertainment with its AR and VR hardware, presenting the latest configurations of its headset trio at CES 2016.




While Microsoft's HoloLens, the Oculus Rift, and HTC's Vive usually steal The Next Big Thing limelight, companies like Vuzix are stepping in to the new market with a range of video eyewear and smart glasses to cover the full range of mobile VR, PC VR, and AR solutions.


Vuzix currently has a trio of hardware aimed at revolutionizing how we see and connect to the virtual and real-world, including Android-powered VR headsets, a Google Glass-like contender, and video-powered sunglasses. Check below for a quick synopsis of Vizux's line of video glasses and headsets

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Origin's all-in-one gaming PC features Titan X, 3440x1440 display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 1:40 am

CES 2016 - Origin PC has just announced its latest gaming PC, an all-in-one gaming machine called the Omni. The Omni features a considerable amount of customization, with the company calling the Omni the "world's most powerful and customizable" PC of its kind.




The Origin PC Omni features a 34-inch UltraWide display with a native resolution of 3440x1440 - my favorite resolution, with enough room for an Intel Core i7-5960X, 12GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X. Bloody impressive for an all-in-one gaming PC, don't you think?




The Omni has support for up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, with Origin somehow building a liquid cooling system inside of the AIO PC. You can even customize your Omni to feature a translucent back if you want to show off your impressive PC - this is the icing on the cake for me!

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GIGABYTE teases X170, X150 Desert Camouflage workstation motherboards

By: Chris Smith, Steven Bassiri | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 12:53 am

CES 2016 - GIGABYTE has decided to show off its X170 (C236) and X150 chipset (C232) chipset motherboards. These motherboards carry unique IO shield covers, and in the case of the X170-Gaming 7 WS, an audio cover shield.




If you want to use an LGA1151 Xeon processor with the latest Skylake microarchitecture you must use an X series chipset, and the new chipset doesn't offer support for an iGPU. The X series motherboards also support select i3 and i5 Skylake CPUs, but the i7s and "K" SKUs are not supported. The X170 chipset supports a maximum of eight SATA ports, which is 2 more than the Z170 chipset. If you want support for Intel vPro technology the motherboard must also have an Intel i21X-LM series NIC, which these boards do carry. Some of the motherboards also have discrete clock generators, hinting to the fact that GIGABYTE might provide a method for overclocking non-K series processors, but GIGABYTE did not confirm or deny.

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Stallone admits he can't return as 'Rambo' again

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 12:15 am

If you've been hanging out to see Sylvester Stallone reprise his role as John Rambo in a fifth 'Rambo' feature film, give up. The 69 year old actor has admitted that he can't return to the grueling role in future.




Speaking to Variety, Stallone confirms he would have liked another go around, but just isn't up to it. "The heart's willing, but the body says, 'Stay home! It's like fighters that go back for one last round and get clobbered. Leave it to someone else." The last time Stallone played Rambo was in the 2008 film of the same name and the actor is satisfied having that as his swan song legacy, saying "You know when you realize there's nothing more to pull out? As an action film, I was very satisfied that it dealt with the Burmese situation. It had one foot in a current event, the longest civil war in history, 65 years at that time. It was so brutal, which civil war is, I was shocked they even gave me an R-rating. I didn't want to compromise. I said, 'This is probably going to be the last decent film of this genre that I'm going to do as a solo act.' When that was accomplished, I never felt the same willingness to do it again."


Stallone will reprise his role as Barney Ross in the ensemble 'The Expendables', which begins filming it's fourth entry later this year for a 2017 release.

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