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AMD Releases Adrenalin 18.1.1 Driver To Address DirectX 9 Issues

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:22:02 +0000

(image) The headline of this driver release is probably the fix for crashing DX9 games, an incident which began with Adrenalin 17.12.1.


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With No Debate, US Senate Extends Warrantless Surveillance To 2023

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:12:02 +0000

(image) The U.S. Senate extended warrantless surveillance for another six years with no debate and no reforms. The EFF promised to redouble its efforts to fight the NSA in the future.


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Dell To Sell Meta 2 AR Headsets In February

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:38:02 +0000

(image) Dell announced that it would begin selling Meta 2 Augmented Reality developer kits next month. The company wants to make AR more accessible and plans to offer the Meta 2 headset with and without bundled computers.


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Trend Micro Reveals Phishing Campaign Targeting US Senators

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:02:02 +0000

(image) Trend Micro reveals that a Russian government-linked cyber espionage group, Pawn Storm, has been targeting U.S. Senate email systems. The group is responsible for phishing attacks against political organizations from multiple countries.


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Crytek Opens Alpha Sign-Ups For 'Hunt: Showdown'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:32:05 +0000

(image) Crytek announced that interested PC gamers can now sign up for the closed alpha for its upcoming shooter, 'Hunt: Showdown.'


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Patch-Induced Reboot Errors Impact Kaby Lake, Skylake, Ivy And Sandy Bridge, Too

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:58:02 +0000

(image) Intel's reboot problems also impact Kaby Lake, Skylake, Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge processors.


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Samsung Announces Large-Scale Production Of GDDR6 Memory Chips

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:42:01 +0000

(image) Samsung announced that it has started mass production of 16Gb (2GB) GDDR6 memory chips.


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AMD Targeted By Class Action Suit Over Spectre Vulnerabilities

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:32:02 +0000

(image) Two law firms have announced their intention to file class-action lawsuits against AMD. The firms claim the company failed to disclose knowledge of its products’ Spectre vulnerability.


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'Claymore Miner' ETH Mining Software Vulnerable To Botnet Hijacking

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:40:02 +0000

(image) A new growing botnet is targeting machines running the Ethereum mining software called “Claymore Miner” and hijacking them to mine for someone else.


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Supermicro Debuts 300W X299 PG300 Motherboard

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:42:02 +0000

(image) Supermicro had its new C9X299-PG300 motherboard that supports Intel Core X-Series CPUs with up to a 300W TDP.


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Senate Democrats, 22 States Fight To Restore Net Neutrality

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:32:02 +0000

(image) Senate Democrats are on the verge of achieving a majority vote that could eventually restore the consumer protections. At the same time, 22 states are suing to block the FCC’s repeal decision.


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Cloudflare Access Provides BeyondCorp-Like Security To Any Company

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:22:02 +0000

(image) Cloudflare Access allows companies to easily shift to a "perimeter-less" network security architecture, where each device is considered not to be secure and requires authentication. The model, called BeyondCorp, was invented by Google.


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Exotic Cooling In Adata 'JellyFish' RAM Project

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:32:02 +0000

(image) Adata's Project JellyFish isn't the wildest system memory design we've ever seen, but it's certainly the...wettest.


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Top Cryptocurrencies Rocked By Double-Digit Losses Amid Crackdown Fears

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:08:02 +0000

(image) 2017 was a banner year for cryptocurrencies, but it could all be coming crashing down in 2018. For the second day in a row, the values of nearly all the top 100 cryptocurrencies are tumbling hard.


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Sixa Re-Opens Rivvr Wireless VR System Pre-Orders, Eyes March Delivery

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:18:03 +0000

(image) Sixa’s Rivvr wireless VR solution is back from the dead. The company announced that pre-orders are open again, and the hardware would ship in March. And this time around, the device meets all the necessary certification requirements.


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The True Story Of Razer, NovelKeys, And That Big Keyboard

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:02:02 +0000

(image) We thought Razer was giving a hat tip to the enthusiast keyboard community by prominently featuring NovelKey's Big Switches at CES--but there was no mention of NovelKeys at the booth. We spoke with both Razer and NovelKeys to understand what happened.


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Attackers Spread Malware Via Fake Meltdown/Spectre Patches

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:52:02 +0000

(image) Attackers are starting to exploit the Meltdown and Spectre panic by sending people phishing emails via legitimate-looking sources and telling them to install fake Meltdown/Spectre patches.


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Asustor Reveals AS4004T 10GbE Toolless NAS

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:48:02 +0000

(image) Asustor brings a 4-bay 10GbE NAS down to consumer pricing levels. The new AS4004T should come to market with a price less than $400.


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The PSUs Of CES 2018

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:02:02 +0000

(image) We didn't see many new PSUs at CES 2018. Most companies held on to their biggest announcements for Computex, which is much more important than CES to the IT hardware market. That doesn't mean the show was bereft of new products, though.


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Oculus Now Sells Individual Touch Controller Replacements

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:42:02 +0000

(image) Oculus quietly added a new product to the Oculus Rift accessory lineup. The company now allows you to order individual left and right Touch controllers—even if you’re probably better off buying two anyway.


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'Sprint Vector' Closed Beta Begins Jan 19

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:02:02 +0000

(image) Survios announced that it would be running closed beta testing for its upcoming VR game, "Sprint Vector," from Friday, January 19 until Sunday, January 28.


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Intel SSD 760p Performance Details Emerge

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:02:02 +0000

(image) We have the performance details for Intel's upcoming SSD 760p SSD with 64-layer flash, which we expect to ship in early February.


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Phison E8-Based SSDs Shipping, E7 Selling Out

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:52:02 +0000

(image) SSDs based on Phison's PS5008-E8 controller are shipping, but the faster previous-generation E7 drives are selling out fast.


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Seasonic Brings Snow Silent, AirTouch PSUs To CES 2018

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:32:02 +0000

(image) Seasonic made an impression in 2017 with its Prime and Focus lines, with the first offering cutting-edge performance and the second delivering an excellent performance per buck ratio. At CES 2018, the company shared plans to release more interesting PSUs.


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HP Shows Off NVMe, Thunderbolt 3, Magnetic USB SSDs

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:02:02 +0000

(image) HP will have a competitive SSD lineup in 2018. The company has a desire to fill your slot with reliable storage that meets strengent compatability requirements.


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Mushkin Is Rolling Out Six 3D SSDs In 2018

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:32:03 +0000

(image) Muskin used the full Silicon Motion lineup to build several next-generation 3D flash products over NVMe and SATA.


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Marvell Has An NVMe SSD RAID Controller

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:18:03 +0000

(image) Marvell 88NR2241 NVMe RAID controller was out at CES 2018. Take two M.2 consumer SSDs, sprinkle some RAID spice and get 1.2M IOPS.


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Inside The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1: Cooling Intel Kaby Lake G

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:22:02 +0000

(image) We sat down with Dell at CES 2018 for a look inside the new XPS 15 2-in-1 that features Intel and AMD's latest technology fused onto a single Kaby Lake G package.


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Varmilo Gives 'PUBG' Fans The 'Chicken Dinner' Keyboard

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:08:03 +0000

(image) Varmilo’s latest creation is a custom keyboard for Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds fans that has two different layouts--the Varmilo VA108M Chicken Dinner (ANSI) and the VA105M Chicken Dinner (ISO Nordic).


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Ducky Teases Wireless RGB Low-Profile 'Blade Air' Keyboard

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:08:03 +0000

(image) As it turns out, the engineering sample of the Ducky keyboard we saw in Cherry’s suite at CES 2018 is a real product called the Ducky Blade Air, a slim RGB backlit Bluetooth mechanical keyboard.


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Adata Joins M.3 Party With New IM3P33E1 SSD

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:18:02 +0000

(image) Adata joins Samsung and Supermicro in the push for a new M.2 SSD standard that adds NVMe hot swap and width to over the M.2 specification.


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Meet The New SilverStone PSUs From CES 2018

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:12:03 +0000

(image) SiverStone showed three new PSUs during CES 2018, two high power density units with 1kW and 1.2kW capacities and a high-end passive PSU featuring 600W capacity, which is based on Seasonic's Prime platform.


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Crucial Starts Shipping Full MX500 SSD Line

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:32:04 +0000

(image) Crucial begins shipping the full MX500 SATA SSD product line with options between 250GB and 2TB.


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Marvell Has A QLC-Capable SSD Controller Delivering 670K IOPS

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:12:05 +0000

(image) Marvell has a next generation NVMe SSD controller capable of taming QLC memory and reaching enterprise performance levels with TLC.


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Intel SSD 760p And 660p QLC Leak Online

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:06:02 +0000

(image) Three new Intel consumer NVMe SSDs appeared online for the first time: 760p with TLC, 660p with QLC, and the BGA form factor 700p.


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The Gaming Laptops Of CES 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:48:02 +0000

(image) Cramming gaming-class components into a laptop form factor has evolved from possible-but-clunky affairs to feats of engineering. Here's the current crop of portable gaming machines from CES 2018.


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Cherry Joins The Low-Profile Switch Game

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:32:01 +0000

(image) With customers demanding it and competitors racing to deploy their low-profile switches, Cherry made a low-profile switch of its, which the company has dubbed “Cherry MX Low Profile RGB.” Game on.


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EFF: Call Your Senators Before They Extend NSA Spying On Jan 16

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:38:05 +0000

(image) After the House voted to extend and expand NSA's surveillance powers yesterday, the EFF is calling on everyone to message their senators to reject the S.139 bill when it goes up for a vote on Tuesday, January 16.


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US House Passes ‘Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act’

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:28:03 +0000

(image) U.S. House passed the Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act, a bill which aims to reveal the exact details of how the government discloses security flaws to private companies.


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Google Explains Meltdown, Spectre Fix Impact On Cloud Services

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:22:05 +0000

(image) Unlike many had predicted, Meltdown--the Intel-only vulnerability that is fixed by forcing the CPU to reload its TLB when running a kernel process--wasn’t the biggest headache for Google.


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AMD Starts Issuing Patches For Both Spectre Variants

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:32:03 +0000

(image) AMD admitted that both Spectre variants affects its CPUs as it started issuing patches for the two vulnerabilities. AMD's CPUs remain unaffected by Meltdown, while its GPUs are immune to all three bugs.


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Intel's Spectre BIOS Fix Causes Crashes On Broadwell, Haswell Systems

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:22:03 +0000

(image) Intel has issued a statement confirming that BIOS patches for the Spectre vulnerability are causing crashes on Broadwell and Haswell systems.


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CES 2018: Highlights From January 11

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:38:02 +0000

(image) CES 2018 is coming to a close. There are still plenty of products to discover, and we haven't finished writing about everything we've already seen, but the exhibition center will close its doors sooner than later. Here's what we found on January 11.


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Intel AMT Allows BitLocker Bypass In Under A Minute

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:38:04 +0000

(image) F-Secure researchers found yet another AMT vulnerability, which could allow attackers to compromise a system locally and then control it remotely.


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EVGA's Beast: Meet The SuperNOVA 2200 P2

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:12:05 +0000

(image) Mining business is going well, so brands and PSU manufacturers push the capacity of their PSU offerings higher and higher. EVGA showed during CES 2018 a a monstrous PSUs, with 2.2kW capacity, which is ideal for hard-core miners.


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Viveport VR Preview Is A Welcome Innovation, But It's Clunky (Hands On)

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:42:01 +0000

(image) HTC released a major update to the Viveport VR content distribution platform this week, which introduced a novel VR content preview system and a new virtual home environment from which to access your content library.


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Intel Pledges To Put Security First After Meltdown, Spectre

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:22:02 +0000

(image) Intel CEO Brian Krzanich published an open letter pledging an increased commitment to security, transparency, and collaboration.


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The Gaming Desktops Lighting Up CES 2018

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:48:02 +0000

(image) CES wouldn't be CES without a plethora of new desktop gaming PCs of every size, shape, and color. Here's the lot of them.


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Intel Releases Meltdown, Spectre Patch Benchmarks

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:12:03 +0000

(image) Intel has released numbers from its own benchmarks on the impact of Meltdown/Spectre patches on Windows, and the results show an up to 21% decrease in benchmark performance for 6th-gen Intel CPUs (Sky Lake).


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