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March 28, 2017

Destiny 2 Officially Announced, Worldwide Reveal Trailer Coming March 30

The sequel to Bungie and Activision’s massively popular first-person shooter was recently teased on the studio’s official Twitter page along with a teaser trailer.

The teaser trailer, titled “Last Call”, shows Cayde-6 sharing war stories while downing a green drink. In the flashbacks, Destiny’s The Last City gets destroyed while Cayde-6 provides some entertaining commentary of the event. Unfortunately, no actual gameplay was revealed, but it does reveal that a “worldwide reveal trailer” is coming on March 30, presumably with actual gameplay.

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March 28, 2017

Razer Updates Blade Pro Laptop, Gains THX Certification

In a recent announcement, Razer is launching an updated version of their flagship desktop replacement notebook, the Razer Blade Pro.

Aimed at high end gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators, the 0.88-inch thin Razer Blade Pro is one of the most feature packed notebooks in existence featuring a 17.3-inch IGZO UHD G-Sync display, an Intel Core i7-7820HK Quad Core CPU, 32GB DDR4 2667Mhz RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Graphics and up to 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD in RAID 0. Connectivity options include Killer Wireless AC 1535 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1, Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet, Thunderbolt 3, three USB 3.0, HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port and SDXC [...]

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March 27, 2017

Starcraft: Remastered Coming This Summer, Original Game Goes Free-to-Play

Starcraft is without a question the biggest competitive RTS series to have ever existed. Though Starcraft II has been out for 7 years, the original Starcraft is still going strong and continues to be played around the world. Due to its popularity, Blizzard has announced the Remastered edition of Starcraft and Starcraft: Brood War which is slated to launch this summer.

The biggest change in the Remastered Edition will be the graphics. The game will have refined textures, effects, and sounds. It will also have proper support for 4K resolution. Further, both the singleplayer and multiplayer experience will also be improved in the remastered edition. Blizzard aims to [...]

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March 27, 2017

New Kailh BOX Mechanical Keyboard Switches are Water and Dust Resistant

Sometimes it’s better to think inside the box.

The new Kailh BOX switches have their stem sitting inside a protective box. This decreases the width of the gap between the stem and the switch housing when the key is depressed. The contact leaves also seem to be contained in their own compartments inside the switch, leaving no metal components exposed. As a result, the Kailh BOX switches are rated to be IP56 dust and water resistant and have a minimum lifespan of 80 million keystrokes.

The Kailh BOX switches will come in Red, Brown, White, and Black variants. Other than the new housing and a slightly shorter actuation distance, the BOX switches are [...]

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March 25, 2017

Intel X299 Platform and Core i7-7740K CPU Leaked in Sisoft Database

Early last month, rumors stirred that Intel was planning on releasing two new CPUs to combat AMD’s recently launched Ryzen CPUs. Following the initial rumors, information about the rumored CPUs have been quiet however, new information regarding the mysterious Intel Core i7-7740K processor and the X299 platform have surfaced thanks to some recently uploaded benchmarks in the SiSoft benchmark database.

The information leaked from the SiSoft database confirms that the Intel Core i7-7740K is indeed a 4C/8T CPU. Operating frequency is currently set at 4.3GHz (base) and 4.5Ghz (boost). The CPU also comes with 1MB of L2 and 8MB of L3 Cache. For comparison, the [...]

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March 24, 2017

Corsair Launches the Corsair One SFF Gaming PC

This week Corsair unveiled the company’s first ever fully built gaming PC, the aptly named Corsair One. While the One does represent a venture outside of Corsair’s usual product lineup, it is not necessarily outside of the company’s comfort zone as enthusiast gaming has been in Corsair’s DNA since the very beginning. With that said, the Corsair One is an impressive piece of engineering and design.

The small-form-factor tower packs quite a bit inside, featuring not one, but two ultra thin, 240mm closed-loop water coolers which cool down both the CPU and the GPU and are supplied air by the tastefully designed ventilation holes at either [...]

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March 24, 2017

Samsung to Disable Charging on Recalled Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones

For those of you still holding onto Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s, Samsung recently announced that an upcoming update next month will completely disable charging for the recalled flagship smartphone. Previously, Samsung has already released software updates to limit Galaxy Note 7 charging capacity and has worked with carriers to disable Galaxy Note 7’s from being used on networks. This latest update effectively disables the smartphone.

For those of you living under a rock, the launch of the Galaxy Note 7 was met with a string of incidents where the internal battery caught on fire. In response, Samsung recalled all Note Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and replaced them [...]

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March 24, 2017

Dell’s New 32-inch 8K HDR Monitor is Now Available for Pre-Order

 

If you’ve ever craved for display resolutions higher than 4K, the Dell UltraSharp UP3218 is ready to answer your call.

As one of a handful of monitors that offer 8K resolution with HDR support, the Dell UltraSharp UP3218 is ready to be deployed for creative and design work. At the heart of the Dell UltraSharp UP3218 is a anti-reflective coated 7,680 x 4,320p 60hz 10-bit IPS panel supporting a color depth of 1.07 billion colors, 100% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB, 100% Rec709 and 98% DCI-P3 color gamuts. It also features a contrast ratio of 1300:1, response time of 6ms grey to grey and a brightness of 400 nits.

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March 24, 2017

T-Mobile Rolls Out Free Scam Caller ID and Blocking Starting Today

Hate picking up the phone from a random unknown caller telling you to wire $20,000 to Nigeria to release a $1,000,000,000,000,000,000 inheritance from your long lost Nigerian uncle? Yeah, me too.

To prevent this, T-Mobile is launching Scam ID and Scam Block, which will ID and block known scammer calls before they even reach your phone. The way this works is every call that goes through T-Mobile’s network will get analyzed and compared against a continuously updated database of known scammer phone numbers. When a match is found, the number is tagged as possible scam and the T-Mobile subscriber receiving the call can either be warned “Scam Likely” to [...]

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March 23, 2017

Laptop Prices Expected to Increase 5-15% in 2Q2017

Dell XPS 15 | Image Source: Dell

Digitimes reports that the prices of retail laptops are expected to increase by 5% to 15% in 2Q2017 to offset the rising cost of components.

Components like DRAM, SSDs, and displays are experiencing a shortage due to a shift in manufacturing. Many component manufacturers are prioritizing production for the lucrative smartphone market which has unfortunately left a shortage of PC components.

The shortage has already began affecting both the DRAM and NAND markets last year. Mainstream SSDs are expected to increase by 10% due to the NAND shortage and PC vendors have already begun seeing SSD price quotes [...]

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