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October 16, 2017

Microsoft’s Latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Now Available

The next major feature update for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is here.

The Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update brings a long list of improvements and new features. Finally integrated is the long-promised desktop chat integration for contacts from LinkedIn and Skype, as well as a new Android and iPhone linking feature. You won’t be able to respond to text messages, but you’ll be able send browser sessions from your phone directly to your desktop for future viewing.

AR, or Augmented Reality, is also receiving a lot of love. The Fall Creators Update will prepare your system to be AR ready right off the get-go, no setup required. [...]

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August 2, 2017

Hands On: Metavision Meta 2 Sub-$1,000 AR Headset

While VR tends to be the hot buzzword these days, another technology, AR or Augmented Reality, is also gaining quite a bit of traction thanks in large part to the publicity from Pokemon Go, Google Glass and also the Microsoft Hololens.

At SIGGRAPH 2017, we had a chance to hang out with Metavision, a Silicon Valley startup, to check out their new Meta 2 AR headset, which could very well be the best AR headset currently available on the market.

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July 4, 2017

Apacer’s PT920 Commando PCIe SSD Will Make You Oh So Tacticool

Are you one of those gamers who wears a full set of camo and combat boots before launching Battlefield 1? Apacer has got just the perfect SSD for you.

Aptly called the Apacer PT920 Commando, the new PT920 is a MLC NAND based PCIe x4 SSD carrying a heatsink styled off the lower of an AR-15 rifle. Apacer says this is not only an aesthetic decision, but it’s also a strategic one for improved heat dissipation.

Performance wise, the Apacer PT920 Commando features sequential read performance up to 2,500 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 1,350 MB/s with the 480GB capacity model. The PT920 will arrive in capacities of 240GB and 480GB.

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January 6, 2017

CES 2017: ASUS Shows Off ZenFone AR, ZenFone 3 Zoom

At its press event at CES 2017, ASUS was excited to announce two brand new smartphones, the ZenFone AR and ZenFone Zoom.

ZenFone AR

The first smartphone is the ZenFone AR. AR, or augmented reality, combines scenes in the real world with virtual objects on the screen. The AR magic on the ASUS ZenFone AR is delivered using three rear cameras – a motion tracking camera, a depth-sensing camera, and a 23MP image camera. The information from the three sensors are compiled together to form a comprehensive, interactive 3D image on brilliant 5.7-inch super AMOLED display. To ensure the AR experience is as smooth as possible, ASUS uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC. [...]

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December 29, 2016

T-Mobile Makes Massive Network Improvements in 2016 – Now Covers 313 Million People, Up to 1Gbps Tested on LTE

As 2016 comes to an end, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray once again shares their end-of-year network update with some very promising results.

The biggest news is that T-Mobile’s LTE network now reaches a total of 313 million people with 250 million people covered under their 700MHz “Extended Range LTE” which allows for better range and building penetration. Total coverage for the T-Mobile network is now just a million short of Verizon’s 314 million covered by their LTE network. Considering T-Mobile had a grand total of zero people covered under their LTE network just 3 years ago and 304 million people covered back in 2015, T-Mobile’s network [...]

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October 26, 2016

Microsoft Announces $299 VR Headsets Supporting Windows 10 Creator’s Update

Microsoft has been in the VR/AR market for quite some time with their HoloLens, but with a pricetag starting at $3,000, it’s far too expensive for the general customer.

At Microsoft’s recent press event, Microsoft is trying to change that as they’ve recently announced that they’re working with a number of hardware partners including HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, and Acer to begin introducing a new line of VR headsets starting at just $299. This significantly undercuts popular VR headsets such as the HTC Vive which costs $800 and the Oculus Rift which costs $600.

The new VR headsets are a part of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creator’s [...]

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October 15, 2016

Chinese Company to Buy 55.7% Stake in Newegg for $263 Million

According to a recent article from United Daily News, California based online electronics retailer Newegg is in the process of being acquired by Hangzhao Liaison Interactive Information Technology Co., Ltd. for 1.77 Billion Yuan, or $263 Million USD. This massive investment would essentially give Liaison Interactive a 55.7% share of Newegg. As such Hangzhao Liaison Interactive would receive controlling interest in Newegg, and Newegg would become a subsidiary of Hangzhao Liaison Interactive.

No buyout announcements have been released by Newegg so far however, Newegg did release a statement last month regarding an investment from Hangzhao Liaison Interactive. [...]

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October 12, 2016

Microsoft Expands HoloLens Augmented Reality Glasses to Six New Countries

In the up and coming world of VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality), one of the most interesting products is Microsoft’s HoloLens, Microsoft’s AR headset designed to utilize Windows Holographic platform in Windows 10.

When Microsoft was initially launched the HoloLens early last year, the HoloLens was only available to developers and enterprises in the US and Canada, however, according to a recent announcement, Microsoft will now invite developers and enterprises from Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to order the HoloLens as well.

Currently, Microsoft’s HoloLens and the Windows Holographic [...]

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July 20, 2016

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC Free Until July 26, Adds New Game Mode, Weapons, Gadgets, Vehicle

With the impending launch of Battlefield 1, EA is bringing gamers back to the Battlefield with a free DLC promotion.

From now until July 26, gamers can pick up Battlefield 4 Naval Strike for free, which includes several new maps set in the South China Sea including Lost Islands, Nansha Strike, Wave Breaker, and Operation Mortar. Additionally, the Naval Strike DLC also includes five new weapons (AR-160, SR-2, AWS, SR338, SW40), several new gadgets (M320 3GL, AA Mine), a new vehicle (ACV), and a new game mode called Carrier Assault Mode.

This is one of several new DLCs which was made free in the past few months in preparation for Battlefield 1. Earlier this [...]

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April 11, 2012

HIS Launches the HIS 7970 IceQ X² Turbo 3GB

Press Release HIS Launches HIS 7970 IceQ X² Turbo 3GB The Super Fast card with Factory OC & Performance Leading Twin Fan IceQ X² Cooler!

Hightech Information System (HIS) today announced the launch of HIS 7970 IceQ X² 3GB. The card has the top 7K GPU, providing the graphics power for enthusiastic and the most demanding users. The card is bios-overclocked out of the box, tuning at 1050 MHz/ 5600 MHz, significantly higher than the standard clock!

The performance-leading Twin Fan IceQ X² cooler offers one of the best cooling solution, making the card 17°C cooler and 12dB quieter than reference cards!

The card is made of HIS high quality component. It has improved [...]

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