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Razer stole the spotlight at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) by unveiling a prototype laptop with three integrated displays—a center panel and two that fold out on both sides—only to have two of them stolen right from under its nose at the conclusion of the convention. The pinched "Project Valerie" laptops have since shown up an online auction site in China with an asking price of 150,000 Yuan (nearly $22,000 in U.S. currency) each.It was not initially clear what exactly had been stolen from Razer. When the theft first occurred, Razer CEO Min-Lian Tan posted a message on Facebook saying that two of the company's prototypes had been stolen from its booth. He hinted that "industrial espionage"... Read more...
The annual Consumer Electronics Show – CES – is typically chock full of bleeding-edge technology. Numerous companies take advantage of CES as the backdrop to launch or announce new products, and this year's CES 2017 was no exception. But for every killer piece of technology shown off at CES, there are a dozens of chintzy unmentionables that fill the millions of square feet that comprise the show's multiple venues. The Las Vegas Convention center and virtually all of the surrounding upscale hotels and resorts are packed to gills with CES-related tech products every year. It can be tough to discern what’s HOT and what’s NOT coming out of CES, so we’ve decided to save you the trouble and... Read more...
  Razer had a lot to celebrate this year at CES. Last week, the company announced two prototype hardware projects that drew a lot of attention from regular show attendees and the press. The first was Project Ariana, which is a 4K projection system that delivers whole-room immersion with the help of Chroma lighting. The second was Project Valerie, which is a gaming laptop that features three 17.3-inch 4K displays. Unfortunately, it looks as though two of Razer’s prototypes were stolen right from under its nose. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan took to Facebook to explain that the prototypes were stolen straight from its CES booth. “We have filed the necessary reports and are currently working... Read more...
  Computer displays were a hot item this year at CES, and ASUS did its part in advancing the field with three fresh entries. The most stylish of the bunch, however, is the Designo Curve MX38VQ. The Designo Curve MX38VQ is a 37.5-inch display with a QHD resolution (3840 x 1600) IPS panel. The frameless display has a 2300R curvature which is “equidistant to the viewer’s eyes, making for an even more immersive viewing experience.” You’ll also find dual 8-watt Harman Kardon speakers, and the MX38VQ’s relatively small base/stand is home to a Qi wireless charging pad. Designo Curve MX38VQ For those that don’t need as much screen real estate (and need a monitor that is strictly for work-related... Read more...
CyberPower is one those system builders that is positioned somewhere between the bulk OEMs of the world and premium boutique vendors that churn out luxury machines for those who can afford them. The middle ground is a nice place to reside, but in case anything thinks CyberPower is not capable of building ultra high-end systems, check out what the company had on display at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. We stopped by CyberPower's suite in Las Vegas where it had on display some pretty fancy systems, not the least of which is its Pro Streamer 2 dual gaming system. The Pro Streamer 2 is an upgraded version of the original that was introduced last year. What is different this time around... Read more...
Are you ready to take your gaming, well “game”, to the next level? Corsair has just launched its SCIMITAR PRO RGB gaming mouse and K95 RGB Platinum mechanical keyboard at CES 2017. According to Corsair, the SCIMITAR PRO RGB gaming mouse is “customization leveled up”, and was designed with MMO and MOBA players in mind. It is based on the Key Slide 12 side-button design, but also includes a 16,000 DPI PMW3367 optical sensor that provides accurate, high-speed tracking. The twelve optimized side buttons were designed to provide tactile feedback and precise actuation, while the patent pending Key Slider macro button control system allows for 8mm of key travel. The mouse comes with three predefined... Read more...
So, you think that you are hot stuff with your 4K monitor? That’s mere child’s play. Oh, you have a 5K monitor? Get of here with that weaksauce! Dell just introduced the UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor (UP3218K) which comes with a staggering 8K screen resolution. 4K displays have a resolution of 3840x2160, so it should come as no surprise that the UP3218K has an 8K resolution of 7680x4320. That works out 280 pixels per inch (PPI) for this 32-inch display. According to Dell, this is the equivalent of a 14MP display. While the technical specs are no doubt impressive, Dell also is touting impressive image quality. Thanks to PremierColor technology, the UP3218K offer 1.07 billion colors along... Read more...
Razer CES 2017 announcements just keep rolling in. The company recently revealed that Razer Chroma, its flagship lighting technology, will now be available to third parties. Razer Chroma news, however, does not just stop there. Razer also announced that it is working on “Project Ariana”, the world’s first video projection system intended for gaming. Razer suggested that companies such as Lenovo, NZXT, Antec, Lian Li, Wicked Lasers, and Nanoleaf are eager to get their hands on Chroma. Third-party access to the 16.8 million-color palette will be granted through the Razer Chroma Module, a single hardware and software API. Razer Chroma is already on five million devices and has been integrated into... Read more...
Gamers might be drawn to Dell’s refreshed XPS family or the Pascal-sportin’ Inspiron 7000 series, but business users might be more interested in what Dell is cooking up in its Latitude family. Feast your eyes on the new Latitude 7285 2-in-1 convertible. The Latitude 7285 is aimed at business users that want a wire-free experience, and does so thanks to wireless charging technology from WiTricity. This support is enabled via the optional Latitude 7285 Wireless Charging Keyboard. When combined with the Wireless Charging Mat, you won’t have to worry about plugging in a proprietary power connector or even USB-C. Instead, you can simply set your convertible down on the charging pad and pump up your... Read more...
Faraday Future is off to a seemingly promising start with its recently unveiled FF 91 electric vehicle. While its design may come off to some as somewhat of an amalgam of a hatchback, crossover and minivan, it appears that plenty of people are interested in getting their hands on a 1000+ horsepower people mover. The Chinese company took to its Facebook page to announce that it received over 64,000 reservations for the vehicle in less than 36 hours. It should be noted, however, that you can “reserve” a FF 91 without actually putting down a deposit. The company also offers a refundable $5,000 priority reservation that makes you eligible to upgrade your order to an “Alliance Edition” FF 91. Unfortunately,... Read more...
Everyone needs a little more gaming in their life. CES 2017 has brought out some truly absurd mobile fragging monsters, like the Acer Predator 21 X and Razer Project Valerie gaming notebooks. For those of us with pesky mortgages and student loans interfering with our stacks of cash, a more modest solution is in order. The Inspiron 7000 Gaming series represents Dell’s mobile mainstream gaming vision, positioned as an affordable alternative to its high-end Alienware offerings. On Tuesday, Dell announced the latest iterations of the Inspiron lineup - the Inspiron 14 and 15 Gaming. Today, we got to go hands on with the 15-inch model inside the Dell Experience Suite. The Inspiron 15 Gaming jumps... Read more...
Last month, we gave you architectural details on RYZEN (the CPU artist formally known as Zen), which is AMD’s latest attempt to directly challenge Intel’s dominance in the high-end desktop processor market. Based on a 14nm FinFET process, RYZEN will be available in 8-core, 16-thread SKUs with 3.4+ GHz clock speeds and 20MB of total cache (4MB L2 + 16MB L3). The complimentary AM4 motherboards using the X300 and X370 chipsets bring support for all the latest computing technologies including DDR4 memory, PCIe Gen 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2 and NVMe. Just today, we made you privy to all that we know about the upcoming Vega graphics architecture. Also manufactured using a 14nm FinFET processors, Vega uses HBM2... Read more...
One thing Microsoft is putting a lot of focus on with its next major update for Windows 10 is content creation, hence why it is called the Creators Update. It will introduce several new features designed to bring ideas to life in 3D, but what good is the software without the hardware? To help take advantage of those features, Dell is introducing a new touch input device called Canvas that could help artists and other creative individuals interact with Windows 10 in a more natural way. If oversimplifying things, Canvas is a 27-inch touch-sensitive secondary display with a 2560x1440 (QHD) resolution. However, it is not designed to function as another monitor or to even stand upright like one—it... Read more...
If you thought Intel's line of Next Unit of Computing (NUC) mini PCs or its HDMI Compute Stick were impressive feats of engineering, wait until you check out its Compute Card, a new modular compute platform that can fit a fully configured Kaby Lake PC on a slab that is about the size of credit card. This has the potential to reshape computing in many segments, both because of its small and thin size and due to its modular design. The Intel Compute Card has all the elements of a standalone PC. It features a System-on-Chip (SoC), memory, storage, and wireless connectivity, along with flexible I/O solutions so that manufacturers can design solutions for specific categories. These can anything from... Read more...
The LG G5 might have won praise for its ability to be easily repaired, but its modular design didn’t win over the buying public. Customers shunned the LG G5, flocking instead to Android smartphones from Samsung like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. It didn’t help that the G5’s modular "Friends" system was not very well thought out, at least not compared to solutions from the Moto Z lineup of smartphones. In fact, customers had to shut down their smartphone to install a new module. Even finding worthwhile modules became a chore for those that did decide to purchase the G5. Well, LG isn’t about to make that same mistake again with the forthcoming G6 flagship. LG has stated that customer feedback... Read more...
Samsung is no stranger to the laptop category, having served nearly every product category from Chromebooks for education on up to premium thin and light systems for professionals and mainstream users alike. But what about gaming laptops? That has been one the segment to elude Samsung, at least until now. Samsung today unveiled the Odyssey, its first notebook line for gamers There are two versions of the Odyssey, one with a 17.3-inch display with 300 nits brightness and the other with a 15.6-inch panel rated at 280 nits. Both feature a Full HD 1080p (1,920x1,080) resolution with supposedly wide viewing angles, an anti-glare coating, and support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) visuals, or so it seems—Samsung... Read more...
  The reaction to Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors from the press and enthusiast community have been somewhat mixed (to put it lightly). While overclocking abilities of the architecture are quite apparent and there’s support for technologies like Intel Optane Memory, there’s little clock-for-clock performance differentiation between Kaby Lake and its immediate predecessor, Skylake. Needless to say, some enthusiasts are sitting out this round when it comes to upgrades and are instead looking forward to the next big leap from Intel: Cannon Lake. Cannon Lake is based on a 10nm process, meaning that Intel will be joining the likes of Qualcomm, which announced that its 10nm Snapdragon 835... Read more...
Linksys has partnered with Rivet Networks, the company behind Killer Networking products, to incorporate the latter's Killer Prioritization Engine into the former's new WRT32X gaming edition router. It is the first router that is purpose built for gamers with Killer-enabled gaming PCs. The pitch is that the WRT32X will deliver the smoothest gaming experience through intelligent optimization of network traffic. "We looked at the router options available to gamers in the market and realized that 'gaming' routers were just standard routers with flashy industrial design or packaging provided as 'gamer bait', but offered no real technical substance or innovation," said Vince La Duca, Linksys WRT series... Read more...
While Western Digital is still readily advancing its spinning disk (HDD) storage operations, the company is also putting a great deal of effort into embracing SSDs as the future of storage for consumer, business and enterprise applications. Western Digital’s purchase of SanDisk in 2015 puts that vision clearly in focus. This week at CES, Western Digital announced a new SSD family to sit alongside the WD Blue and WD Green lineup — and as you might expect, it’s called WD Black. The WD Black family is tasked with delivering the ultimate in storage performance thanks to a PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe interface. According to Western Digital, the new WD Black line offers up to three times the sequential... Read more...
AMD has a lot riding on Ryzen, its new generation CPU architecture that is supposed to return the chip designer to its former glory among power users and enthusiasts. We won't say it is a make or break release for AMD—the company has shown an uncanny ability to survive through tough periods—but it is certainly the biggest and most anticipated CPU launch by AMD in several years, and arguably over a decade. To ensure everything goes well without a hitch, AMD has lined up over a dozen high-performance AM4 motherboards from five hardware partners, including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI. All 16 AM4 motherboards that are on tap are built around two desktop chipsts for Ryzen, X370 and X300.... Read more...
NVIDIA is bringing its cloud-based GeForce Now game service to PCs and Macs, the company announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Previously exclusive to Shield device owners, it was only a matter of time before NVIDIA invited PC gamers to the fold, many of which lack the necessary hardware to play high-end titles. That is what NVIDIA is banking on, anyway. GeForce Now is powered by NVIDIA's mighty Pascal architecture, and specifically its GeForce GTX 1060 and GTX 1080 graphics cards, which have been outfitted in the company's cloud data centers. When gamers register for GeForce Now, they can play for free for 8 hours on a GeForce GTX 1060 PC or 4 hours on a GeForce GTX... Read more...
CES 2017 is just warming up, but already we have seen a ton of hot new products unleashed. Among these is Dell’s new XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible notebook, which first broke cover on Monday. Today, we had the pleasure of taking a closer look at this Infinity Edge’d stunner. Dell’s XPS 13 notebook has long been a favorite of ours, earning Editor’s Choice after Editor’s Choice. We thought there wasn’t much more Dell could pack inside its 2.7 pound frame. We were wrong. Somehow, they managed to engineer a strong and sturdy 360-degree steel hinge without tacking on any extra weight. Check out the full tour below: The XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible packs in Intel’s latest Kaby Lake chips with a choice of... Read more...
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