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Lenovo’s Charming Little Multimedia Controller Impresses At CES

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:52:02 +0000

(image) At CES, there are often a couple of intriguing bits of new tech we see that fly under the radar. Such was the case this year with the Lenovo Multimedia Controller.


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[Black Friday] 62% off the Jackery Thunder X 20100mAh Power Bank

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:04:00 +0000

(image) Save 62% on Jackery Thunder X Power Bank. With a 20100mAh capacity it can fully charge an iPhone up to 7 times.


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The Gamdias Zeus P1, M1, E1 Gaming Mice

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:02:02 +0000

(image) If nothing else, Gamdias seems to like consistency with its product names. Just as it previously announced its Hermes P1, E1, and M1 keyboards, it’s now introduced its Zeus P1, E1, and M1 gaming mice.


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The New Nvidia Shield, Hands On

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:22:02 +0000

(image) Don't let the smaller size and new controller fool you. Even with its new features, owners of the previous Shield will still have access to all of the new content via a software update.


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Cooler Master Puts Cherry MX Speed Switches On MasterKeys S Keyboard

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:08:02 +0000

(image) The small but growing contingent of mechanical keyboards sporting Cherry’s MX Speed (Silver) switches got another member at CES with Cooler Master’s MasterKeys S keyboard.


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Roccat's Owl Eye Mouse Sensor Shipping On Kone EMP, Kone Pure, And Wireless Leadr

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:02:02 +0000

(image) At CES 2017, Roccat debuted not only a trio of mice (not to mention an analog gaming keyboard), but its own mouse sensor, which is the result of a venture with PixArt.


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Upcoming 'Titanfall 2' Update Adds New Game Mode, Maps, Custom Playlist

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:02:02 +0000

(image) The new mode will pit two teams of six players against each other in a mode that's a mix of Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.


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Razer's Project Ariana Projector, Hands On

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:32:01 +0000

(image) Razer's projector prototype is still in its early stages, but is it something you really need for your gaming setup?


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Would-Be Twitter Killer App.net To Shut Down In March

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:32:02 +0000

(image) With declining subscription revenues and waning consumer interest, App.net's co-founders announced plans to completely shut down the platform on March 14.


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The Rest Of Biostar's Z270 Motherboards

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:48:02 +0000

(image) Last week when Kaby Lake launched, Biostar announced its Racing Z270GT9 motherboard as the company’s lone Z270 board. Now, the company has announced three additional boards to fill out its Z270 product line.


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WhatsApp's 8-Month-Old Flaw Allows Interception Of Encrypted Messages

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:30:03 +0000

(image) WhatsApp has a "retransmission vulnerability" that would allow interception of end-to-end encrypted messages. The company has known about this for eight months but has so far refused to fix it, saying it's actually needed to send undelivered messages.


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OCZ SSD Giveaway And Best Deals: Community Roundup

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:46:01 +0000

(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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Another Cherry-Switch Keyboard: The Thermaltake Meka Pro

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:02:01 +0000

(image) How many more Cherry-switch keyboards does the world need? At least one more, apparently, as Thermaltake announced the Meka Pro, a keyboard that comes with Cherry MX Red, Brown, or Blue switches. For Thermaltake, at least, this is a variation on a theme,


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Thermaltake Ventus X RGB Optical Mouse Joins Its Own Crowded Field

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:02:02 +0000

(image) It's a fifth "Ventus" mouse for Thermaltake; this one has an optical sensor and, of course, RGB lighting. Two zones.


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Can Nintendo's $299 Switch Stand Against The PS4 And XB1?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:08:02 +0000

(image) At its press event in Tokyo, Nintendo gave us new details on pricing, games, and various modes of play for its upcoming Nintendo Switch. Although the console is certainly unique, its $299 price tag may be a hard sell.


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Valve Quietly Acquires VR Audio Tech Company, Impulsonic

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:38:01 +0000

(image) Valve recently acquired Impulsonic, a little-known audio technology company that created physics-based audio spatialization software for game developers.


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Sony Readying Major PS4 Software Update, Seeking Beta Testers

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:32:01 +0000

(image) Sony put out a call for beta testers to help squeeze out the final bugs from the next major PlayStation system software overhaul, which we expect to see later this year.


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VictoryVR Uses Oculus Rift In Science Education Curriculum With

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:12:02 +0000

(image) VictoryVR launched a VR science education platform to teach science to elementary students in new and engaging ways. Buffalo Elementary in Iowa is the first school to embrace this new form of education.


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'Dishonored 2' Beta Update For Mission Select, Custom Difficulty Coming To PC January 18

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:22:02 +0000

(image) The finished version of the update is headed to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 a few days later on January 23.


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Facebook Live Expands With Browser Support, Analytics, And More

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:02:02 +0000

(image) Facebook Live received browser support, analytics, and other features meant to make its video-streaming platform more appealing to broadcasters.


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Codemasters Brings 'Dirt Rally' To PlayStation VR

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:38:01 +0000

(image) Racing fans with PSVR headsets have a new reason to get excited. Codemasters is bringing its highly-rated rally game, "Dirt Rally," to the PlayStation VR platform "in the coming weeks."


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Opera Releases Neon 'Concept Browser'

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:12:01 +0000

(image) Opera released a new "concept browser" called Neon to showcase its vision for the future of the web.


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Intel’s Five New NUCs Feature Kaby Lake; Some With Thunderbolt 3 And Iris Plus Graphics

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:02:02 +0000

(image) Intel debuted its new lineup of NUC small form factor (SFF) PCs at CES, which now sport new 7th generation (Kaby Lake) processors, some of which will also come with Thunderbolt 3 support and Intel Iris Plus Graphics.


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Funcom Releases 'Conan Exiles' System Requirements

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:58:02 +0000

(image) Before you dive into Funcom's Early Access game in a few weeks, make sure your PC can run the game.


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FIDO Authentication Standards See Explosive Growth In 2016

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:52:01 +0000

(image) The UAF and U2F FIDO standards for passwordless authentication and seamless two-factor authentication saw a 200% growth in approved certifications in 2016.


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Topre Spacers Available To Mute Keys, Change Travel

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:58:02 +0000

(image) Topre’s RealForce RGB keyboard offers you the ability to change the actuation point of the switches, and a new spacer kit lets you change the overall travel of the switches, too.


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Asus's ROG Line Refreshed, VivoPC X Revealed

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:38:01 +0000

(image) With Kaby Lake's official reveal, Asus has unveiled updates to two gaming desktops and a handful of gaming laptops. Additionally, a VR-ready mini-PC was revealed.


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Inside-Out Position Tracking Software For VR, AR Device OEMs: Eonite Announces Vantage Head Tracker

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:02:02 +0000

(image) Eonite, a company that specializes in computer vision technology, revealed a multi-platform software package that enables 6DoF inside-out tracking capabilities for any device with depth sensing cameras, such as VR and AR HMDs, drones, or robots.


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Intel: No 200-Series Mobile Chipsets, Optane Memory Support Comes To 100-Series Chipset Instead

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:02:02 +0000

(image) Intel didn't launch new 200-series chipsets for the mobile-centric lineup, such as the HM170 and QM170. Instead, Intel added Optane Memory Ready status for the slightly-modified HM175 and QM175 chipsets, which it lists as 100-series chipsets.


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A Better Switch But More Delays For Wooting One Analog Keyboard

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:58:02 +0000

(image) Wooting is still experiencing some issues and delays getting its groundbreaking One analog keyboard into mass production and consumers’ hands, but there’s been some progress.


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Asus Updates Zen All-in-One Desktops And VivoMini PCs With Kaby Lake

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:32:03 +0000

(image) Asus has updated its Zen All-in-One desktops and VivoMini PCs with Intel's 7th generation Kaby Lake Core processors.


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'Halo Wars 2' System Requirements Revealed, Blitz Multiplayer Beta Scheduled For January 20-30

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:18:01 +0000

(image) Can your PC handle the next chapter in the "Halo Wars" series?


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Digital Storm’s Bolt X Will Have Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen And Vega

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:24:01 +0000

(image) Digital Storm showcased an upcoming revision of its Bolt-branded custom-built small form factor (SFF) gaming PC, the Bolt X, at CES 2017.


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Asus Reveals New ZenBook, Chromebook, Transformer, And AsusPro Laptops

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:52:01 +0000

(image) Asus updated a handful of laptops in their ZenBook and Chromebook line up, including the ZenBook 3 Deluxe and the Chromebook Flip C302. The company also announced the a new detachable Transformer and AsusPro business-class laptop.


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Tom's Hardware Steam Giveaway: 'Watch Dogs 2'

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:40:02 +0000

(image) With a new year comes a brand new Steam giveaway, and up for grabs this time are three (3) copies of "Watch Dogs 2." Hack and fight your way through Ubisoft's anticipated sequel to its 2014 open world action-adventure third-person shooter.


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Cloudflare Discloses Four-Year Fight Against Unconstutional National Security Letter And Gag Order

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:58:02 +0000

(image) Cloudflare's case is only the latest legal battle against the NSLs that show how unconstitutional and prone to abuse the national security letters are.


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Tesoro Develops Ultra-Thin Mechanical Chiclet Keyboard

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:22:01 +0000

(image) Mechanical keyboards are getting slimmer and slimmer; Tesoro used super-slim Kailh switches and chiclet caps to get as low as you can go.


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Facebook Journalism Project Battles 'Fake News' Problem

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:20:02 +0000

(image) Facebook announced that it has partnered up with media outlets, fact-checkers, and others to help combat the spread of misinformation on its social network. Will this prove more effective than the company's previous efforts?


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Modular Morpha X Mouse From Epic Gear Is Ready

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:42:02 +0000

(image) Epic Gear's modular Morpha X gaming mouse is no longer a prototype.


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Epic Gear At CES: Keyboards, Mice, And Eye Candy Galore

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:22:02 +0000

(image) Epic Gear didn't have much to show in the way of new keyboards and mice at CES. Rather, it expanded the accessory line to include lots of eye candy.


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Intel Outs Kaby Lake Pentium CPUs With Hyper-Threading

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:04:02 +0000

(image) Intel outed the addition of Hyper-Threading (HT) to its Kaby Lake Pentium series with little aplomb at CES; instead, the company mentioned the new capability in passing during our briefing.


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In Win Reveals Classic, F1, FM PSUs At CES

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:02:01 +0000

(image) Besides some impressive cases, In Win's booth at CES also included several new PSU models, from high-end to mainstream models.


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CyberpowerPC’s Low-Cost Oculus-Ready PC Bundle Now Available

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:48:02 +0000

(image) CyberpowerPC's affordable Oculus-Ready gaming PC is now available in a bundle with the Rift.


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New EU ‘ePrivacy’ Regulation Aims To Increase Privacy Protections For Electronic Communications And Metadata

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:18:02 +0000

(image) New "ePrivacy" regulation will unify and increase some privacy protections for online communications within the European Union. It also eliminates the infamous "EU cookie law" by not requiring consent for cookies that "improve the user experience."


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EVGA Teases (Yet Pleases) At CES With New Laptop, iCX Cooling, Modular Water Coolers

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:50:03 +0000

(image) EVGA had some impressive upcoming products displayed in its Bellagio suite at CES, including a new graphics card cooling solution, gaming laptop, and its upcoming modular CPU water cooler.


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Seagate Flies High With DJI And Thunderbolt

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:28:01 +0000

(image) Seagate and DJI announce a partnership without a product, but one appears out of a jacket pocket at CES. Seagate also demo'd the Thunderbolt 3 powered 6big and 12big.


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'For Honor' Closed Alpha Scheduled For January 26-29

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:12:02 +0000

(image) Your last chance to try "For Honor" comes less than a month before its February launch.


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Hands-On With HTC's Vive Tracker

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:18:01 +0000

(image) At CES, we tried a handful of VR titles that all featured different ways of using the new tracking device created by the Vive team.


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Google Quietly Reveals Huawei Making First Third-Party Daydream Headset

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:18:02 +0000

(image) Google revealed during the chaos of CES 2017 the next Daydream-ready HMD, which is made by Huawei, and surprisingly it has more in common with Samsung’s Gear VR than with Google’s own Daydream View headset.


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ESEA Gaming League Confirms Hack, Extortion Attempt

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:48:02 +0000

(image) ESEA confirmed that personal information from an estimated 1.5 million people was compromised in a December 27 data breach.


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