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July 19, 2017

Intel Core i9-7920X Processor to be Clocked at Just 2.9GHz Base?

When Intel announced their Core X Series processors back in June of last month, no information was revealed about many of the specifications of the high end Core i9 CPUs. Aside from the core count, information about the base clock speeds, turbo clock speeds, L3 cache, etc. were still missing from the picture. What were they hiding?

Well, recently Videocardz published a screenshot of Intel’s processor pricing chart for tray CPUs as of July 14. While many details are still missing, the document reveals several key details about the Core i9-7920X, namely the base clock speed of 2.90GHz and 16.5MB of L3 cache.

This is interesting as it puts the base [...]

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July 17, 2017

Amazon Rumored to be Working on New Messenger App “Anytime”

Well, it’s about time. A new report from AFTV News suggests that Amazon may be working on a new messenger app called “Anytime”.

The possible upcoming app was revealed from a survey which customers had been receiving. The survey asked customers information about what features were important in a messenger app and not only revealed the name of the app, but also revealed a list of features.

Looking at the feature list, Amazon Anywhere appears to possibly the the be all, end all kind of messenger app that does a little everything for everyone. Among the features include the ability to communicate with everyone, is private and secure [...]

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July 17, 2017

Intel’s Upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs to Feature 6-Cores, 12-Threads to Counter AMD Ryzen

Ahhh. Competition is such a sweet, sweet thing. As AMD has finally “Ryzen” from the ashes as a competent competitor in the CPU arena, Intel is now scrambling to find a way to answer back. Intel’s first offensive was the launch of the new Core i9 series and the revamp of the HEDT platform. According to a new article from French tech publication, CanardPC, it looks like the next offensive is rebooting the mainstream platform with several new 6-core/12-thread processors for the LGA 1151 socket as well as rebooting mobile CPUs with even more cores than ever before.

The upcoming processors will be based on Intel’s 8th Generation Coffee Lake [...]

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July 17, 2017

PSA: Watch Out for Fake AMD Ryzen CPUs

Reddit / sh00ter999

Fake goods plague almost every industry and sometimes the scammers behind the fakes go to pretty elaborate lengths to make their goods look legit.

Case in point. Recently, several Reddit users in the /r/AMD Reddit reported receiving fake CPUs from Amazon. The CPUs were in actuality older and lower end Intel LGA CPUs, but the criminals covered up the Intel branding on the CPU with a well faked AMD Ryzen sticker and stuck the CPU along with a fake cooler in real AMD Ryzen packaging.

Currently, there have been two reported cases of this happening so far, but given the lengths the scammers went through to do something like [...]

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July 14, 2017

Google Introduces Backup and Sync For Google Drive and Google Photos

Google Drive and Google Photos are excellent tools for backing up your document and photos. With that said, they can only back up files stored in the Google Drive or Google Photos folder, making backing up existing documents a bit difficult.

To save the hassle, Google has introduced a new Backup and Sync app for Window and Mac. It links to your Google Account and automatically backs up folders selected by the user. Once installed, Backup and Sync will replace the Google Drive and Google Photos app. You can manage storage for both under one settings panel.

Eager to try it out? Download it from Google.

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July 13, 2017

AMD 16-Core Threadripper Will Cost $999, Undercutting Intel Core i9 by $700

AMD has always been aggressive in terms of pricing. AMD Ryzen chips already undercut their Intel Core i7 counterparts by hundreds of dollars and it looks like AMD’s upcoming Threadripper CPUs are about to do the exact same to Intel’s Core i9 chips as well.

Today, AMD revealed pricing for their upcoming Threadripper 1950X and Threadripper 1920X CPUs, which significantly undercuts Intel’s recently launched Core i9 series processors.

The pricing for AMD Ryzen Threadripper is as follows:

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16-Core/32-Thread, 3.4GHz/4.0GHz) – $999 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (12-Core/24-Thread, 3.5GHz/4.0GHz) – [...]
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July 13, 2017

China Orders Telecoms to Block VPNs by February 1

China has always had a stringent policy of internet censorship ever since the rise of the internet in the country. Known as the “Great Firewall”, China blocks access to online services that it deems to be against the interest of the state. These services include popular sites such as Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and more. However, despite the country’s censorship policies, tech savvy individuals could still easily get around the “Great Firewall” by simply using a VPN service.

However, it appears that this is about to change as a recent article by Bloomberg reports that China is ordering its telecom carriers to block access to [...]

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July 13, 2017

Trump Hotels Payment Provider Hacked: Guest Credit Card Information Compromised in 14 Trump Properties

Guests who’ve stayed at Trump Hotels recently may want to keep a close eye on their credit card statements as the hotel chain recently disclosed a seven-month long security breach that exposed credit card and personal information of guests at 14 of their properties.

According to the notice posted on the Trump Hotels website, the security breach targeted Trump Hotel’s reservation booking provider, Sabre Hospitality Solutions and occurred between August 10, 2016 and March 9, 2017. The attack targeted 14 Trump properties which include popular hotels such as Trump DC, Trump Chicago, Trump Waikiki and Trump Las Vegas. A full list of affected hotels is available [...]

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July 11, 2017

Dell’s New Latitude 7285 Supporting Fully Wireless Charging is Now Available

Love ’em or hate ’em, Dell has without a doubt become one of the most innovative laptop makers in the market. Its latest move is a refresh of its entire Latitude line of business-centric laptops with the new Latitude 7000-series leading the way.

The newest 12″ 2-in-1 in the Latitude series is the Dell Latitude 7285. Internally, it can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7-7Y75 mobile CPU, 16GB of ram, and 256GB of SSD storage. It’s also a 2-in-1 which allows it to easily shift from tablet to laptop mode.

So far, it sounds pretty normal, but the most interesting part about the Latidude 7285 is that it’s also capable of wireless [...]

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July 11, 2017

Logitech Acquires ASTRO Gaming for $85 Million Establishing Itself in the Console Gaming Space

The PC gaming peripherals market has been pretty great to Logitech lately, as the company’s recent financials revealed that their gaming products lineup saw as much as a 28% increase in sales in FY’17 year-over-year growth.

In order to maintain the momentum, Logitech has recently announced the acquisition of ASTRO Gaming, a gaming peripherals maker primarily focused in the console gaming space. Logitech believes that the acquisition of ASTRO Gaming will help Logitech quickly expand to the console gaming market and accelerate long term growth in the gaming division.

According to the announcement, Logitech will acquire ASTRO Gaming for $85 million in [...]

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