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Thermaltake Adds Voice Control To Its New RGB Plus Ecosystem

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:00 -0700

(image) Thermaltake has added voice control to its TT RGB Plus ecosystem with the latest version of its mobile app. The feature is called TT AI Voice Control, and it lets users access most TT RGB Plus settings by saying “Hello TT.”

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Best Deals

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:45:00 -0700

(image) Because shopping for bargains on new computer hardware can be a considerably time consuming endeavor, we regularly compile a list of the best deals.

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Magic Leap Announces ‘Creator Portal,’ SDK Now Available

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:40:00 -0700

(image) Magic Leap today revealed the Magic Leap Creator Portal, which features a treasure trove of development resources about the company’s upcoming immersive platform, including a software development kit and tutorials to help you get started.

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HyperX Announces Faster Fury, Impact DDR4 Memory Products

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:00 -0700

(image) Faster versions of HyperX’s Fury line of desktop and Impact line of mobile DDR4 memory have launched.

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Facebook Allowed Firm To Exploit Data To Target American Voters

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:30:00 -0700

(image) Whistleblower revealed that the company he was working for was able to use build profiles on tens of millions of Americans and then target them for electoral purposes, by exploiting how Facebook shared data with third-party companies.

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Profits Are Drying Up For Ethereum Miners

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:30:00 -0700

(image) As the price of Ethereum continues to drop week over week, the mining difficulty continued to rise. At this pace, mining profits are quickly thinning out.

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Nvidia Reveals RTX Ray-Tracing Technology, New GameWorks SDK At GDC

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0700

(image) Nvidia didn’t announce a new gaming graphics card at GDC, but it did give gamers a glimpse of the future with a new ray-tracing technology that runs on Microsoft’s new DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API.

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What The Tom’s Team Played This Weekend: 'They Are Billions'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:55:00 -0700

(image) Managing Editor Matt Safford defends his post-apocalyptic steampunk village against the evil dead in “They Are Billions.”

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NZXT Gaming Giveaway

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:15:00 -0700

(image) We've teamed up with NZXT for a massive giveaway featuring the H-Series computer case and more!

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Need A 100TB SSD? Nimbus Data Has You Covered With The ExaDrive DC100

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:15:00 -0700

(image) Nimbus Data's new 100TB SSD can store up to 20 million songs or 20,000 HD movies.

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Gigabyte Teases New Displays On Thinner Aero 15 Laptops

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:30:00 -0700

(image) Gigabyte teased an update for its Aero 15 and 15X gaming laptops in a video posted to its YouTube account.

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HTC Reveals The Vive Pro's $799 Price Tag, Opens Pre-Orders

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0700

(image) The HMD-only upgrade kit for the existing Vive platform carries a staggering $799 price tag. Pre-orders are now open, and shipments are expected to begin on April 5.

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Plattsburgh Puts Its Foot Down On Commercial Cryptomining Operations

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:00:00 -0700

(image) The city council of Plattsburgh, New York, unanimously voted for an 18-month moratorium on commercial cryptomining operations so that the city can figure out how to manage its limited power resources.

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First Ryzen 7 2700X And Ryzen 5 2600 Review Hits The Net

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:10:00 -0700

(image) Due to an apparent mistake at SiSoftware, the company has published its review of the new Ryzen processors ahead of time.

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CTS Labs' AnandTech Interview Raises More Questions About Its AMD Vulnerability Disclosure

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:45:00 -0700

(image) The saga of CTS Labs' revelation of 13 (potential) vulnerabilities in AMD's Ryzen and EPYC processors continues.

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Pwn2Own 2018: Focus Changes To Kernel Exploits As Browsers Get Harder To Hack

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:45:00 -0700

(image) This year's Pwn2Own competition was less intense, as many Chinese security teams were banned from participating. However, as browsers' sandboxes have improved, we can spot a trend in using kernel exploits to bypass browser security.

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Patriot RAM Giveaway And Ryzen 7 Micro Stutters: Community Roundup

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:25:00 -0700

(image) Community Roundup is here to let you know the best of what's going on in the Tom's Hardware forums on a regular basis.

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Lenovo Finally Details Its Standalone Daydream VR HMD, The Mirage Solo (Updated)

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:55:00 -0700

(image) Lenovo finally released the details of its standalone Daydream VR headset. Before today, we knew only that the headset was in development, but we have the name, specifications, price tag, and release window.

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Microsoft Launches Speculative Execution Bug Bounty Program

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:00:00 -0700

(image) Microsoft introduced a new bug bounty program meant to encourage researchers to discover new speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities.

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Survios Believes It Solved The VR Melee Mechanic Problem

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:40:00 -0700

(image) Survios believes that it solved the biggest problems that developers face when creating melee combat games for VR with its Phantom Melee Technology, which it's going to debut at GDC next week.

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Sharkoon Brings RGB Lighting To TG5 Case

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:30:00 -0700

(image) The new TG5 RGB doesn’t just come with RGB fans and LED strips, it also integrates a new RGB lighting hub.

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Turkey Blocks ProtonMail E2E Encrypted Email Service

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:00:00 -0700

(image) ProtonMail confirmed user reports that its service is blocked in Turkey by local ISPs, including Vodafone Turkey. However, the company provided some options to its Turkish users who want to unblock the service in their country.

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How Google Improved Android Security In 2017

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:15:00 -0700

(image) Google revealed details about how it improved security for the Android ecosystem in 2017.

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FSP’s New CMT230 And CMT240 Chassis Bring The 5.25” Drive Bay Back

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:40:00 -0700

(image) These no-frills chassis’ defining selling point are their dual 5.25” drive bays, which is a rarity among modern cases.

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Intel Patches All Recent CPUs, Promises Hardware Fixes For Upcoming 8th Gen Chips

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:00:00 -0700

(image) Intel announced today in a blog post that it has made Spectre and Meltdown patches available for all processors it has launched in the last five years.

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Tobii's Poised For Big Wins In VR Eye Tracking (Update: A Qualcomm Partnership)

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:15:00 -0700

(image) Tobii showed us eye tracking inside a VR HMD that was as perfect an implementation as we’ve seen. That, coupled with the company’s unique position in the current market, places Tobii in a prime position for the market's future.

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Romer-G Goes Linear: Logitech’s Latest Mechanical Keyboard Switches

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:01:00 -0700

(image) Logitech has a new switch, a new keyboard, new lighting technology, and a new speaker system.

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Samsung Power Outage Kills 3.5% Of Global Flash For March

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:10:00 -0700

(image) Lights out at Samsung's Pyeongtaek fab hurts global flash output for March. Prices could increase in the short term.

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Auto-Resolution Scaling Keeps First-Gen 'VR Ready' PCs Relevant

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:45:00 -0700

(image) Valve released a new update for the SteamVR Beta that enables dynamic resolution scaling to utilize your GPU's resources more efficiently.

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Cougar Releases Panzer Evo Full-Tower Chassis

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:20:00 -0700

(image) This full tower strikes a balance between distinctive styling and the classy but nondescript all-glass design that has become so popular.

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WhatsApp Won't Share Data With Facebook Without GDPR Compliance

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:55:00 -0700

(image) UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that WhatsApp agreed to commit not to share its users' data with Facebook until it fully complies with EU's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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CTS Labs Speaks: Why It Blindsided AMD With Ryzenfall And Other Vulnerabilities

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:45:00 -0700

(image) CTS Labs told AMD about the vulnerabilities 24 hours before they were revealed to the public. That's clearly not long enough for AMD to address the issues.

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Audeze Mobius Features Head Tracking For Deeper Gaming Immersion

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:02:00 -0700

(image) Audeze introduced the Mobius 3D audio planar magnetic gaming headphones, which feature spatial tracking and room emulation technologies to immerse you deeper in your gaming experience.

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Report Claims AMD Ryzen, EPYC CPUs Contain 13 Security Flaws (Updated)

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 21:10:00 -0700

(image) CTS-Labs, an Israel-based security company, claims to have discovered 13 critical security vulnerabilities in AMD's Ryzen and EPYC processors.

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SteelSeries Arctis Pro Series Headsets Have A Built-In Mixing Feature

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:50:00 -0700

(image) SteelSeries released a new series of gaming headsets called the Arctis Pro. They come in three versions--two wired and one wireless. All feature a number of digital innovations, such as built-in mixing and DTS Headphone: X v2.0.

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Flipside Studio Promises An Easy Way To Create Animated VR Shows

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:00:00 -0700

(image) Campfire Union's Flipside Studio takes the difficulty and complexity out of 3D animation and opens the door for homebrew cartoon creation.

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Amazon Leaks Four New Coffee Lake CPUs

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:30:00 -0700

(image) These dual-core parts, some of which have hyperthreading, are meant to compete in the sub-$100 price bracket.

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Breaking Down The New Security Flaws In AMD's Ryzen, EPYC Chips

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:30:00 -0700

(image) A breakdown of the four main classes of vulnerabilities that CTS-Labs found in AMD's Ryzen and EPYC processors.

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Adata Announces XPG SX950U SSD

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:05:00 -0700

(image) Adata's gaming product line, XPG, rolls out a new SATA SSD with up to 1TB capacity, 560 MB/s performance, and a five-year warranty.

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The Fabled EVGA Z10 Keyboard Is Finally In Mass Production

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:40:00 -0700

(image) For years now, EVGA has been teasing a mechanical keyboard called the Z10, but an EVGA rep confirmed on Twitter that the device is “coming soon,” and more to the point, is currently in mass production.

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FSP's Latest Mid-Tower Cases Have A Mirror Floor-Plate

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:35:00 -0700

(image) FSP announced two new mid-tower cases: the CMT330 and the CMT520. Both are cleanly styled, but the latter trades some practicality for a more premium aesthetic, while the former is more functionality-focused.

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MoviePass Retracts Statement About Tracking Users ‘From Home To The Movies’

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0700

(image) Mitch Lowe, MoviePass CEO, retracted some comments he made in a recent LA conference about how the company tracks users' location. He now clarified that the tracking happens only with the user knowing about it and only in a couple of specific situations.

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The QC-1 Crypto Heater Lets You Heat And Mine Simultaneously

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:30:00 -0700

(image) A company called Qarnot released the first cryptocurrency-mining-rig-slash-heating-system.

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You Can Put Three 560mm Radiators In CaseLabs’ SMA8-X Extreme Edition

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:00:00 -0700

(image) CaseLabs SMA8-X Extreme Edition computer chassis can house three of the biggest radiators on the market and it still has room for server-level equipment.

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Trump Permanently Blocks $117 Billion Broadcom Bid For Qualcomm

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:20:00 -0700

(image) President Trump brought Broadcom's attempted hostile takeover of Qualcomm to a screeching halt Monday evening.

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HoloBox: A Virtual Green Screen Studio For Mixed Reality Videos

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:52:00 -0700

(image) Dave Price, aka Weird Wizard Dave, is a YouTuber who creates VR gaming "lets play" videos. He revealed HoloBox, an application that enables you to create “virtual mixed reality” videos.

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Corsair Accidentally Reveals Humongous 1000D Case

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:30:00 -0700

(image) With the recently released Obsidian 500D, Corsair began the next generation of its oldest case series. The next member, the Obsidian 1000D, has been leaked by Amazon and Corsair’s own website.

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What Does ‘Always Connected PC’ Actually Mean?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:45:00 -0700

(image) Qualcomm, Intel, and AMD have all announced "always connected PCs," but what does the term really mean, and who owns it?

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New Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Improves ‘FFXV’ Performance

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:15:00 -0700

(image) It’s been a week since AMD released a graphics driver with launch-day support for "Final Fantasy XV," but the company is already rolling out an update that improves performance in the recently released AAA game title.

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