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November 14, 2017

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Now Dust and Water Resistant

Although much of the focus lately has been on Razer’s recently launched Phone, Razer’s bread and butter still remains their peripherals lineup. Today, Razer is announcing that they’re revamping the Blackwidow Ultimate mechanical gaming keyboard by now adding improved dust and water resistance.

The newest Razer Blackwidow Ultimate now features an IP54 water and dust resistance rating thanks to its improved Razer Green switches which now feature a wall around the switch to prevent water and dust from entering. Aside from the new water and dust resistance, the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate retains all the features of the previous models including [...]

 
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November 9, 2017

AmpliFi Announces Kickstarter for Teleport VPN System

AmpliFi, the consumer brand of popular enterprise grade networking company, Ubiquiti, recently announced a new kickstarter campaign for a product they call Teleport.

Currently about 40% funded, the AmpliFi Teleport works with AmpliFi’s Mesh Router system and essentially acts as a VPN for users when away from the home. By simply connecting to the Teleport while on the go, users can easily access a home network while outside the home as if they were at home allowing access to shared folders, wireless printing, home automation devices, security systems and more.

Those interested in the AmpliFi Teleport system can now make a pledge at the AmpliFi Teleport [...]

 
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November 1, 2017

Razer Reveals Razer Phone Packing 120Hz 2K Display, Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM

When Razer acquired Nextbit in January this year, we had a feeling that they would put that acquisition to good use combining Nextbit’s smartphone engineering know-how with Razer’s own gamer twist. After just less than a year in the making, Razer unveiled their latest smartphone which may be the first decent smartphone ever produced specifically for gaming and content consumption.

The new smartphone, which Razer calls the Razer Phone, looks very similar to the Nextbit Robin, which was Nextbit’s flagship smartphone before the company was acquired by Razer. From there, Razer has made some serious enhancements to the product to make it one of the [...]

 
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October 23, 2017

Newegg Sued by Multiple Korean Banks for Fraud

Industrial Bank of Korea, Nonghyup Bank, Keb Hana Bank and Kookmin Bank are suing now Chinese owned US based online retailer, Newegg, and computer technology distributor, ASI Corp, for allegedly aiding now defunct Korean hardware maker, Monseual, in a Ponzi scheme which defrauded its lenders approximately half a billion dollars and landed the CEO of Monseual, Hong-seok Park, 23 years in prison.

The four South Korea based banks allege that Newegg and ASI helped Monseual secure fraudulent loans by making big purchase orders for Monseual’s products at 300x their actual market value and subsequently receiving kickbacks for their help. As many lenders make loans [...]

 
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October 16, 2017

Toshiba Reportedly Shut Down NAND Production for 3-6 Weeks Due to Hacking

Toshiba just can’t seem to catch a break. In a recent report from Digitimes, its sources within the channel reveal that Toshiba has suffered a massive ransomware attack on its network, forcing the company to shut down its NAND memory production for 3-6 weeks.

According to the article, Toshiba has already resumed NAND production however, the damage has already been done. Toshiba’s NAND production has already been cut by nearly 100,000 wafers. NAND prices were previously expected to drop in the 4Q2017 as supply and demand reach equilibrium however, the latest revelation may delay this until next year.

While much of this is fairly bad news for those [...]

 
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October 18, 2017

E-mail Protocol Comparison: POP3 vs IMAP vs Exchange

So you’re setting up your brand new desktop, laptop or smartphone and you come across the option to choose the type of account or protocol to use and you have zero idea what any of it actually does. Don’t worry. We’ve been there before which is why today we’ll be comparing three of the most common e-mail protocols in use today.

 

POP3

POP3, or Post Office Protocol Version 3, is one of the e-mail protocols quickly losing popularity today thanks to the rise of broadband and mobile broadband internet.

The way POP3 works is once it’s setup on an e-mail client (Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.), [...]

 
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October 12, 2017

Razer Teases November 1 Smartphone Announcement

At the beginning of this year, gaming hardware company Razer made a surprising move when they acquired struggling smartphone company Nextbit Systems, a company best known for their affordable cloud based smartphone, the Nextbit Robin. At the time, Razer kept quiet on what they had planned to do with the acquisition, but given Razer’s heritage, it was almost certain that they would somehow end up creating some sort of smartphone for gamers.

If you’ve visited Razer’s website lately, it appears that that’s exactly what Razer is about to do. On the website, you may have seen an interesting picture which shows a man holding what appears to be a [...]

 
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October 11, 2017

PornHub Employs Computer Vision AI to Help Sort Through the Clutter

AI (Artificial Intelligence) and computer vision has exploded in popularity in the past few years as major companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Nvidia, Tesla and others have invested heavily into the technology for a wide variety of applications ranging from automatic photo tagging to self driving cars.

Naturally then in a recent announcement by the world’s largest porn streaming site PornHub, it looks like porn is about to get a whole lot more intelligent as well. According to the announcement, PornHub has recently implemented an AI computer vision system that can automatically tag videos by the performer. The way PornHub is doing this is by feeding [...]

 
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October 10, 2017

Seagate Announces 12TB BarraCuda Pro, IronWolf, and IronWolf Pro HDDs

HDDs are a dying breed these days as SSDs have clearly emerged as the preferred choice for the next generation of storage, but when it comes to providing a ton of storage at a relatively low cost today, HDDs still retain an edge.

In a recent announcement Seagate is capitalizing on this fact with the announcement of three new HDDs which deliver 12TB of capacity each for desktop and NAS applications.

 

Seagate BarraCuda Pro

For the desktop, Seagate is introducing the 12TB BarraCuda Pro HDD. The BarraCuda Pro is a premium 3.5-inch formfactor desktop HDD designed for enthusiasts, gamers, and creative professionals looking for a high performance and [...]

 
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October 9, 2017

SilverStone Launches SST-MS09C External M.2 SSD Enclosure

SilverStone has always been on the forefront of introducing some very unique, but awesome products and their new SST-MS09C is definitely among those products.

The SilverStone SST-MS09C is an all-aluminum external M.2 SATA SSD enclosure that appears to be a flash drive from the outside and except it doesn’t actually have a drive pre-installed. Instead, the SST-MS09C allows you to purchase your own M.2 2280 SATA drive and install it to use as a flash drive. Bridging the drive is an VIA Labs VL715 controller which is able to interface SATA 6Gb/s with USB 3.1 Gen 2 to prevent any interface bottlenecking.

Those with an extra M.2 SATA drive hanging [...]

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