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Lenovo Apologizes Again for Superfish, Promises Change

In the wake of the Superfish debacle, Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius sent out an open letter earlier today once again apologizing for Superfish. In the letter, Hortensius detailed the first steps they’ve taken to correct th...


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Lenovo Sued for Superfish Adware Security Vulnerability

After all the national attention Lenovo received for the whole Superfish debacle, I think we all knew that Lenovo wasn’t going to get away with without a good class action lawsuit, and according to a recent filing in a U...


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Intel Believes 7nm Chips Possible without EUV

With ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference) coming up this week and numerous Intel researchers slated to present cutting edge technologies in silicon manufacturing, Intel Senior Fellow for Logic Technology Develo...


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Lenovo Admits they “Messed Up”, Offers Superfish Removal Instructions

Top notebook manufacturer, Lenovo, has recently become the subject of national spotlight after it was discovered that they were shipping laptops with pre-installed software that made it possible for hackers to monitor user a...


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Nvidia Sued for GeForce GTX 970 Specifications Fiasco

Well, I think everyone saw this one coming. A class action lawsuit was recently filed in a US District Court in Northern California against Nvidia and Gigabyte, suing the two companies for unfair business practices, deceptiv...


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CPCR Server Upgrade 2015: Lenovo ThinkServer RD540

Lenovo’s 1U Server Powerhouse In the past couple days, I wrote several articles about the new server hardware and colocation infrastructure powering CPCR. If you’ve already read those articles, you’ll proba...


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CPCR Server Upgrade 2015: Psychz Networks Colocation

Los Angeles Colocation With the server hardware figured out, the final thing to do was to figure out where to keep the server. Since I don’t have the infrastructure at home or at work to host a server, I needed a coloca...


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CPCR Server Upgrade 2015: New Hardware Overview

Self-Hosted Bliss When I originally founded Custom PC Review back in 2012, it was nothing more than a small personal blog running off some run of the mill shared hosting. Since then the site has grown quite a bit, and along wi...


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Review: Patriot Ignite 480GB SSD

Phison’s S10 Ignites Asynchronous MLC NAND Although once dominant as the go to pre-packaged SSD controller solution for most tier 2 and tier 3 SSD manufacturers, SandForce’s aging SF-2281 controller has been rapid...


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Seagate, Micron Announce Multi-Year Strategic Agreement

In a joint announcement recently made by Seagate and Micron, the two storage juggernauts recently revealed that they’ve entered into a multi-year strategic agreement, combining their expertise to more quickly and more e...


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Review: Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset

Floating in the Clouds When we went to Kingston’s booth at CES 2015 last month, we got a chance to check out a ton of new memory products including new memory, SSDs, memory cards and flash drives. Along with their pletho...


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Review: Razer Leviathan 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Bar

Razer’s First Ever Gaming Sound Bar Over the past couple years, I’d have to say that I’ve become pretty impressed with Razer. Despite being a relatively small, privately owned gaming peripherals company, th...


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Review: VisionTek Charge & Sync USB 3.0 Seven Port Hub

Things We Thought We Didn’t Need As a hardware reviewer, there comes a time when the “wow, I didn’t know I needed this” epiphany hits. Generally we stick with reviewing certain types of hardware that we review ...


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CES 2015: Nvidia Showcases Tegra X1 Mobile Superchip, Drive CX and Drive PX

Although it’s unfortunate that Nvidia didn’t reveal any new graphics products at CES 2015, Nvidia did have a huge showing at this year which revolved around their latest Tegra X1, which promises to combine desktop...


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Best MicroSD Memory Card Review Roundup – 2015 Update

12 MicroSD (MicroSDHC/MicroSDXC) Cards Tested Back in late 2012, we rounded up a total of thirteen memory cards from a number of memory card vendors and put them to the test in both synthetic and real world applications. At th...