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Eurocom Sky DLX7 with desktop i7-6700k, desktop GTX 980, 64GB RAM, 4K

By: Chris Smith | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 4:48 am

CES 2016 - This laptop comes with a 17.3-inch 4K screen and will likely blow away your desktop PC and many of your friends, too. Labeled a 'desktop laptop' by Eurocom, the Sky DLX7 model comes packed with an Intel Core i7-6700k Skylake desktop class CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Desktop GPU plus more.




Other stunning internal components include 64GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 5TB of storage and connection options including two miniDP 1.2 ports, a HDMI port, one USB 3.1 Type-C port and three USB 3.0 options. Further features include a 1Gb LAN port, space for M.2 PCIe SSDs, support for four external monitors, Windows 10, 8.1 or 7, a SoundBlaster X-Fi sound card within and a backlit keyboard.


Want one for yourself? The prices start at $3447 for the 1080p model and go up from there. If you're still interested, head here for more information.

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Keep your luggage safe with this Bluetooth lock and app

By: Chris Smith | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 4:35 am

CES 2016 - If you're worried about someone whipping out a bobby pin and Fallout 4-style breaking into your luggage, Dog & Bone are now offering its LockSmart Travel product, a TSA approved, keyless, Bluetooth connected luggage padlock and app.




The app is compatible with Apple iOS and Google Android operated phones, functioning as a keyless and trackable way to keep your belongings safe. Access can be granted to additional smartphones by the owner, hopefully removing a flat battery issue. There isn't any override system as far as we know right now, so what's worrying is that you could be stuck in a foreign country with a flat phone, locked bag and the charger nestled safely within your locked baggage - unable to be taken out and used.


Set for availability in early 2016, the lock contains 128-bit encryption and will cost artound $100.

U.S. calls BS on North Korea H-Bomb claim

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 4:25 am

Yesterday's claim by North Korean state-owned television that "the republic's first hydrogen bomb test has been successfully performed" has been denied by the White House, confirming that initial data from monitoring stations in the Asia area were inconsistent with that of hydrogen bomb blast.




While many neighbouring Asian-Pacific nations such as Japan and Australia alongside the United Nations have been quick to condemn the countries weapons program, the New York Times is reporting that neither Korea nor the United States believe that the blast that triggered a 5.1 earthquake in the region was due to an H-bomb, citing "a variety of evidence - some technical, some from human sources" to disbelieve their claim. According to an unnamed South Korean Defense Ministry official, the blast might not have been due to a lesser explosive boosted traditional fission bomb, saying "even a boosted fission bomb produces a yield bigger than this, so we don't think this is a successful test of a boosted fission bomb".

Thermaltake offers Pacific R360 D5 water cooling kit

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 4:13 am

CES 2016 - Containing all you need in order to begin your water cooling journey, Thermaltake has presented its Pacific R360 D5 water cooling kit during the trade show in Las Vegas.




Although this kit is currently only available through Tt directly or in Germany through Alternate, it offers a good combo of parts and materials in order to water cool your own system. Included in the kit are the major components of a Pacific W1 CPU Water Block, a Pacific PR22-D5 Reservoir/Pump Combo, the Pacific R360 Radiator and Pacific 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD Compression Fittings (Chrome). In addition, you can expect to find a Riing 12 LED Blue Radiator Fan, V-Tubler 4T tubing, Coolant 1000 Blue and various accessories.


If you're looking to water cool your product, you must be prepared to pay the price, with Alternate asking a cool $359.99 for the R360 Kit. Thermaltake are also offering up its RL360 kit, setting users back $409.99 from the company directly.

Thermaltake's Core W100 and WP100 gigantic cases can fit 20 HDD cages

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 3:33 am

CES 2016 - Thermaltake has some seriously huge cases now on the market, as seen in Las Vegas this year. Coming in the form of the W100 and WP100 models, these models can fit an insane 20 HDD cages and more.




With Thermaltake also releasing the Core P100 to provide accessibility, this case goes hand in hand with the Core W100 by stacking it on top or underneath this monolith chassis, allowing users to mix and match as they see fit for their builds. Designed with major storage and watercooling in mind, Thermaltake suggests that watercooling experts pick up the Core P100 to add more watercooling 'wiggle room' into the overall build, however, this expansion is sold separately.


The Core WP100 comes with removable 3 + 10 drive racks and allows for full sized video cards to be housed within, also featuring the possibility to house over 20 HDD cages and 10 slots if need be. Thermaltake recommended this product for "scientific purposes" in its recent press release, further mentioning that a 420mm radiator can be mounted on the front of this chassis, alongside having space for 220mm power supplies, video cards up to 635mm long and CPU coolers up to 200mm high.


These cases are now available worldwide, for purchase information check the official press release.

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Paintball goes next-gen, with a new heads-up display for enthusiasts

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 3:15 am

CES 2016 - Paintball enthusiasts might want to check out the Airwave sports goggles, a collaboration between Recon Instruments and Empire Paintball.




The Empire EVS sports goggles uses the same insides as the Airwave, something Recon collaborated with Oakley on, but throws it into a new mask that can take a barrage of paintball hits to the face. The company says that the heads-up display found inside of the Empire EVS will display important information like ammo counts, field maps, and teammate locations.


Inside, there's a 1GHz dual-core processor, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity, with the Empire EVS powered by Android. The mask includes dual-pane lenses that will prevent internal fogging and a lower skirt that encourages ball bounding.


There's no news on price, but the Oakley Airwave retails for $649 or so, so we should see pricing on the Empire EVS floating somewhere around there.

SilverStone releases budget chassis with CPU backplate cutout

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 3:10 am

Aiming to give you full access to the CPU backplate at an affordable price is SilverStone with its new PS13 budget-friendly chassis.




This ATX case provides users with quick access dust filters, an all-black interior, support for video cards up to 13.7 inches in length, various drive storage options and the aforementioned CPU backplate cutout, seemingly big enough to let you install a CPU cooler without removing the motherboard.


We're interested in testing the back cut out for ourselves, but in the meantime, we're going to have to simply report the specs instead. Priced at $40.55 (37.5 EUR) and set for release on January 12, this case also features USB 3.0 ports and is the smallest ATX tower in SilverStone's Precision series.

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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.

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