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August 2, 2017

HyperX Alloy Elite Review

Going Elite

Not long ago, we tested the HyperX Alloy FPS gaming keyboard, which was the first mechanical gaming keyboard to be offered by Kingston’s HyperX brand. Rather than stack up with features galore, the HyperX Alloy FPS was a rather strategic product, catering towards mainstream and eSports gamers who simply want a solid performing mechanical gaming keyboard they can take on the go at a reasonable price. For the most part, they succeeded.

Now back for round two is the HyperX Alloy FPS’s bigger, badder cousin, the HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard which we have for review today. While the HyperX Alloy FPS catered towards the mainstream gaming [...]

 
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July 28, 2017

Patriot Viper V770 Review

Introduction

Although Patriot Memory is most well known for its memory kits, Patriot has become quite the major player in the gaming peripheral business in the past few years.

At CES 2017 earlier this year, we were first introduced to the Patriot Viper V770 mechanical gaming keyboard, which would be Patriot’s flagship mechanical gaming keyboard of 2017. At the show, the Patriot Viper V770 showed quite a bit of promise as a solid premium mechanical gaming keyboard with features such as RGB backlit Kailh Red Switches, a ton of built-in features, dedicated macros, and a LED wristrest.

Over the past few months, we’ve had the opportunity to review the [...]

 
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July 3, 2017

Razer Planning Hong Kong IPO, Seeks to Raise Over $600 Million

It’s no secret that Razer has been toying with the idea of going public for quite some time. The company has employed a very aggressive expansion strategy over the past few years which has paid off handsomely; however, it appears that the company’s expansion efforts may currently be limited by the lack of funding. As a result, Razer is planning to file an IPO in Hong Kong and according to TechCrunch sources, Razer aims to raise over $600 million to pursue additional growth opportunities.

While the amount planned to be raised was not disclosed in Razer’s 345-page initial IPO paperwork filed with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange last Friday, it does provide [...]

 
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May 23, 2017

Review: Nixeus Moda Pro Mechanical Keyboard

Rock Solid

Not too long ago, we reviewed the HyperX Alloy FPS, an excellent mechanical gaming keyboard for those looking for simple, portable, heavy duty gaming keyboard for both at home and on the go. Unlike many of today’s gaming keyboards, HyperX bucked the trend by going with a more back to basics design, which ultimately proved to be a winner.

Today, we’ll be reviewing a similar mechanical keyboard, this time from Nixeus, a company most well known for its inexpensive yet well equipped monitors. Nixeus’s offering, the Nixeus Moda Pro, is designed for a more general user those looking for a simple, durable mechanical keyboard that not only offers [...]

 
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August 2, 2017

HyperX Alloy FPS Review

Back to Basics

With mechanical gaming keyboards being all the rage, you’d be hard-pressed to find a gaming peripherals company without a mechanical gaming keyboard. One company that hasn’t offered one until recently however, is Kingston’s gaming brand, HyperX, which recently came out with their HyperX Alloy FPS gaming keyboard, officially marking their first entry into the mechanical gaming keyboard market.

Like many of their other gaming products, HyperX developed the Alloy FPS based on testing and feedback from the numerous eSports teams they currently sponsor. As a result, the Alloy FPS is a relatively basic keyboard without many of the [...]

 
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July 29, 2017

Autonomous SmartDesk 2 Review

Stop Sitting, Start Standing

Over the past few years, numerous studies have been released linking sitting for prolonged periods of time as a contributor to health issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even death. What’s more, the this is true even if you spend several hours a week engaging in vigorous exercise. (1, 2, 3) As a result, sitting/standing height adjustable computer desks have become quite popular over the past few years as a way to help mitigate against the negative effects of sitting for prolonged periods of time.

As a tech reviewer, the new studies on prolonged sitting is quite concerning as I spend a lot of time sitting and writing at my [...]

 
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July 30, 2017

Wireshark Tutorial: How to Use Wireshark for Network Analysis

For network admins and network security professionals, one of the most important tools to learn to use is Wireshark (formerly Ethereal), a free and open source network analyzer/packet sniffer software for Windows, Mac and Linux that will allow network admins to quickly and easily capture frames, packets, segments/datagrams, and above in real time to monitor traffic going in and out of their networks.

Our tutorial today will guide you through some of the basics of using Wireshark to capture packets, filter them, and understand the data being presented. We also want to use this opportunity to educate our readers on why using encryption is so important, even when simply [...]

 
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February 6, 2017

SK Hynix Makes Bid for Stake in Toshiba Memory Business

In a recent report from Reuters, SK Hynix may be among the suitors in the running for a stake in Toshiba’s memory business. According to an undisclosed source, SK Hynix has already submitted an initial bid for Toshiba’s memory business although no information as to how much of a stake SK Hynix is interested in purchasing.

Toshiba had recently fallen on some hard times with a failing nuclear power business and an accounting scandal that left their previous CEO out of a job and the company in billions of dollars in debt. In an attempt to protect the still profitable memory business and help keep Toshiba alive a bit longer, Toshiba spun off the memory business [...]

 
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January 27, 2017

Toshiba Officially Spinning Off Memory Business by March 31, 2017

Several days ago, we heard rumors that Toshiba may be considering spinning off their memory business and today, Toshiba is making it official. According to a recent announcement from the financially troubled company, Toshiba will spin off their memory business (including SSD) into a wholly owned subsidiary by March 31, 2017.

This is a strategic move by Toshiba to protect its financially strong memory business and utilize it to raise much needed third party capital. In addition to the fallout from its massive accounting scandal in 2015, it was recently revealed that Toshiba’s nuclear power business had significantly greater than expected losses of 680 billion yen [...]

 
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January 26, 2017

Microsoft Windows 10 Game Mode Aims to Improve FPS in Games

Several days ago, Microsoft revealed a new Game Mode in the upcoming Windows 10 Creator’s Update which will be included in the latest Preview Build.

In an overview video released earlier, Microsoft briefly described how Game Mode is going to work on PCs. Essentially, Game Mode aims to raise the maximum FPS and average FPS by prioritizing CPU and GPU resources to your game. Microsoft didn’t share much more beyond that, but it gives us a rough idea of what Game Mode does.

Microsoft is still working get all games to activate Game Mode automatically, but it will likely need to be manually enabled for most games initially. To help make this simple, Microsoft is [...]

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