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Dell's new 4K OLED costs $4999, runs off of a single USB Type-C cable

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 2:41 am

CES 2016 - Dell just dropped a massive announcement on us at CES this year. Coming March 31st 2016 they'll have a 30-inch 4K OLED screen, the UP3017Q that supports 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut and 97.3% of the DCI-P3 color gamut that's very useful for creative professionals




This new wonder-monitor comes with only one USB 3.1 Type-C used for the display, data and for power up to 100W of power. One cable to rule them all that clears out cable-clutter. Not as immediately as cool is a presence detector that senses when you're in front of the monitor, and turns it off when you aren't, to help reduce burn-in.


This is being targeted at the professional segment, so it's $4999 price-tag is a little more palpable when you're doing color critical work with equipment that probably costs more than the monitor anyway.

Samsung announces world's first frameless curved monitor

By: Chris Smith | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 2:23 am

CES 2016 - Announced as part of the massive trade show in Las Vegas were Samsung's new display products, one of its hottest releases is the CF591, described as world's first frameless curved monitor.




This 27-inch borderless monitor features an 1800R screen curvature and carries a 1920x1080 resolution with a 4ms response time. This product was released alongside the bordered CF391 and CF390 models, being released in 27-inch and 32-inch panel sizes, carrying the same screen curvature and resolution standards.


The borderless CF591 further features a 60Hz refresh rate, input options including Display Port 1.2 and two HDMI 1.4 ports, audio in, two 5W speakers and 178/178 degree viewing angles. While also supporting AMD's FreeSync technology, the issued press release didn't mention any release date or pricing information.

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MSI's all-in-one gaming PC has an upgradeable, external GPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 1:47 am

CES 2016 - MSI wasn't shy when it came to gaming PCs at the Consumer Electronics Show, teasing its new all-in-one gaming PC, the Gaming 27XT.




MSI's new Gaming 27XT features a 27-inch display, with the usual trimmings inside - but its the back of the AIO gaming PC that has piqued our interest. Where Origin PC made a beautiful 34-inch 3440x1440 AIO gaming PC with a built-in NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X - it's not upgradeable, but the MSI Gaming 27XT is.


The GPU is found on the back of the AIO gaming PC is housed separately, and mounted on the back of the display. It's upgradeable, which is going to go along way if you decide on pulling the trigger on an AIO gaming PC.

Huawei's Honor smartphone making US debut this month with Honor 5X

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 1:43 am

We reported last week Huawei's Honor smartphone sub-brand would be launching in the US sometime this year. Turns out that's sooner than expected: January 31.




The first Honor phone to hit American shores will be the mid-range Honor 5X, which packs a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and Android 5.1 Lollipop / Huawei's EMUI 3.1 software. The display, meanwhile, sports 1920x1080 resolution on a 5.5'' inch screen; the battery comprises a 3,000mAh cell. Size-wise, it measures 5.96 inches x 3.00 inches x 0.32 inches and weighs 158 g.

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ASUS cleans up with five 2016 CES Innovation Awards

By: Chris Smith | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 12:25 am

CES 2016 - In a strong showing in Las Vegas this year, ASUS has gathered five 2016 CES awards for itself and its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand, taking trophies home for the Chromebit CS10, ROG G752, ROG GT51, ROG Swift PG348Q and the RT-AC5300 tri-band wireless router.




These awards were presented from categories including computer hardware and components, gaming and virtual reality, computer peripherals and smart home. With 27 product categories in total through this award series, taking out almost 20% of these is no small feat.


With two ROG laptops taking home prizes, ASUS has shown strength in the upper-class of portable gaming solutions, providing the G752 with an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics and a cool 64GB of DDR4 RAM. Not to be outclassed, the GT51 offers an Intel Core i7-6700K processor, support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X graphics in SLI and 4K monitor compatibility.

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Razer's new Stargazer webcam features Intel RealSense 3D technology

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 12:16 am

CES 2016 - Razer unveiled its new Blade Stealth ultrabook gaming PC at CES, but alongside that announcement was their new Stargazer webcam.




Razer teamed with Intel on Stargazer, including Intel's impressive RealSense 3D technology inside of it. The Stargazer is capable of capturing 720p at 60FPS, as well as 1080p at 30FPS, with a noise-cancelling, dual-array microphone. It's powered by the Intel RealSense SR300 camera, which brings 3D to the table.


Intel's RealSense SR300 camera is capable of Windows Hello support, so you can use your face to log into Windows 10. Razer is more excited about the Dynamic Background Removal capability, where you can filter out the entire image except for the person. This might not sound like much, but for Twitch streamers, this is going to be huge - you can filter out everything around you, so you're picking up just your body, and have that overlayed on your stream or YouTube video.

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be quiet! announces Pure Power 9 in modular and fixed cable designs

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 11:31 pm

CES 2016 - be quiet! is at it again, adding yet another model to its power supply lineup, this time in the form of its Pure Power 9 product which is set to replace the Pure Power 8.




Being released in both modular and fixed-cable versions, the Pure Power 9 features lower noise levels and higher performance than its predecessor. Brandishing an 80PLUS Silver rating and a brand new 120mm be quiet! fan, this product will see release in 400w, 500w, 600w and 700w models, across both the modular and fixed cable design.


Other advancements of the Pure Power 9 over the 8 includes an improved cable set, more SATA connectors, a longer P8 which measures 700mm and a longer 24 pin connector at 550mm. Further features include all black wiring and black connectors, plus flat peripheral and PCIE cables.

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' sequel to shoot with 8K camera

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 11:06 pm

Now that 4K resolution has entered lounge rooms and with a resurgent IMAX and even 70mm have made a return to some cinemas, it's definitely all about the resolution - and now Marvel's sequel to the 2014 sci-fi hit 'Guardians of the Galaxy' will up the ante by becoming the first feature length film to be shot with an 8K digital camera.




According to SuperHeroHype, Red's Weapon 8K will be the camera of choice for the 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' production, which has made Red Digital Cinema President Jarred Land a very happy man. "I cannot even begin to express how proud I am that Marvel and everyone involved in the production has decided to be the first to shoot on our WEAPON 8K. Given the enormous success of the first movie, we know first-hand how critical their team was in selecting a camera for the second installment. We consider this a huge affirmation that RED's investment in cutting edge technology continues to be justified." The film's executive producer Nik Korda also chimed in with "we are all hugely excited to be shooting the next 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on the new Weapon 8K. This is my third collaboration with Red, having previously shot with the Red Epic on 'Prometheus' and the Epic Dragon on 'Tarzan'. The large sensor size and super high resolution offered by the new Weapon 8K, combined with its lightweight and compact size open up a whole range of new creative possibilities."


'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' will reunite Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista and will be released worldwide on May 15th 2017 - three years on from the original.

Swiftech posts impressive Drive X2 all-in-one liquid cooling kits

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 10:58 pm

CES 2016 - Featuring the Drive X2 and Drive X2 Prestige series, Swiftech has announced its new additions to the all-in-one water cooling market. Described by Chairman and CEO Gabriel Rouchon as made to appeal to wider audiences, these all-in-one units are customizable.




Designed to look like a complete custom water cooling setup, Rouchon continued to explain that his new units "perform like custom kits, they look like custom kits, and they are user-customizable right out-of-the-box." The Drive X2 can hook up to radiators in three different sizes, including dual 120mm, dual 140mm and triple 120mm solutions, while the Apogee XL2 CPU water block marks a large improvement over previous editions, offering a chrome plated copper base plate and a redesigned housing.


Lit up by an RGB LED system contained on the water block, reservoir and radiator, all components are connected through 100 percent clear tubing. The Prestige model offers performance advantages over its smaller siblings, giving users Noiseblocker eLoop fans and Lok-Seal black chrome fittings all around.

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Intel supercharges new Compute Sticks with M3, M5 processors

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 10:46 pm

CES 2016 - Intel has refreshed its portable Compute Stick with three different configurations that put the original to shame.




Intel's Compute Stick is an amazing idea on paper. I mean, who wouldn't want to turn any given HDTV or monitor into a fully-fledged desktop workstations? Intel's first iterations of the PC-in-your-pocket hardware was anything but practical, however: it was slow at performing tasks and didn't live up to its claims, making it more of a starting point than an actual finished product.


Now Intel is back again with its new trio of Compute Sticks, each of which tremendously outshine the "beta" variant. Thanks to additions like two USB ports and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the chip-maker's new line of HDMI PC sticks completely blows away the original. Intel has even managed to shove in its new high-performance M3 and M5 CPUs into the top-tier variants.

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