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Asus ROG G751JY-T7051H Gaming Notebook Review

Introduction With every incarnation of Next-Gen mobile GPU releases there is always a high-end selection from each major manufacturer vying for the title of “World’s Fastest Laptop”, “Ultimate Portable Gaming Notebook” or similar, and Asus is…

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Intel’s Dongle PC with Windows 8.1 Will Cost $149

Want a PC as small as a Raspberry Pi with the plug-and-playability of a Google Chromecast? You’ll find it, and more, in Intel’s new Compute Stick. The Compute stick is powered by a quad-core Atom CPU…

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Google Researcher Publishes Unpatched Windows 8.1 Security Vulnerability

Usually, found security exploits are reported before publicised and so was MSRC-20544 exploit for Windows 8.1. But 90 days after the security researcher from Google had reported the flaw to Microsoft, it still wasn’t patched and he…

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Alienware Launches Its Alpha “Steam Machine”, Starting at $550

Alienware has announced it is now selling its Alpha “PC console”, starting at $550. The Dell-owned gaming arm is selling its Alienware Alpha PC with an entry price of $550, going up to around $900. It…

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Acer’s New Netbook, With Windows 8.1 and Solid-State Drive, Priced at $199

Hot on the heels of the Asus EeeBook X205, Acer thrown its hat into the neo-notebook ring with the Aspire E 11, with similar specifications, dimensions, and price to its competitor. Acer’s new compact offering features…

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Windows 9 To Revamp The Modern UI, Only For Touch Devices

We’ve already heard several times that there will be two versions of Windows 9 “Threshold” – one for desktop style users and the other for touch-device users. Of course, there will be exceptions to that rule:…

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The Windows 9 Preview Gets A Confirmed Reveal Date

Windows 9 this, Windows 9 that: let’s face it you’re probably sick of the Windows 9 rumours by now. Well here’s to hoping that this is the rumour to end them all: The Verge is reporting that Windows…

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Shipping of ZOTAC ZBOX plus with Windows 8.1 and Bing Has Started

Zotac is most known for their great Nvidia graphic cards and barebone mini PCs. Listening to their users feedback, they’re now venturing into ready-to-use system as well. In a press release today, Zotac announced that the new…

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PC Specialist Vanquish 270X System Review

Introduction Intel’s Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition CPU release has been very exciting for the PC market, the main reason is that you can now get high-end desktop performance for the price of an entry level system.…

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 Rumuored To Roll Out on The 12th of August

Microsoft is getting ready to roll out its Update 2 for the latest Windows 8.1 operating system this month. Rumours point to a launch date set for the 12th of August, which makes sense since it…

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ASRock Extreme4 – Worlds First Windows 8.1 Certified X99 Motherboard

While many of the details of the upcoming Asrock X99 motherboard remain shrouded in secrecy, it is now clear that development of this new motherboard is coming along nicely as the board has gained Windows 8.1…

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Leaked Windows 9 Screenshots Show Metro Apps On Desktop And Start Menu

A couple of images of a Windows build have emerged online confirming a few of the new features Windows 9 “Threshold”. The two screenshots are quoted by the source as being for the upcoming Windows 9 Threshold operating system.…

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 Release Date Revealed, No Start Menu Included

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Update 2 was released in its RTM version just recently meaning its release date is close. Now that release date has emerged courtesy of Russian site PCPortal, that release date is expected to be August…

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Possible Windows 9 Start Menu Spotted

An image has emerged online of Windows Build 9788. This Windows Build was supposed to be associated with Windows 8.1 Update 2, as clearly indicated by the fact Windows 8.1 Pro is stated in the bottom…

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AMD Releases Catalyst 14.7 RC Driver: No Windows 8 Support

AMD released their Catalyst 14.6 RC drivers not that long ago, that new driver package included some notable improvements including the ability to run mixed-resolution Eyefinity setups. Now AMD have replaced 14.6 RC with 14.7 RC.…

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No Windows 8.1 Update 3 Coming: Microsoft Seeking To Bury Windows 8

Not that long ago we heard that Windows 9 might be delayed to squeeze in Windows 8.1 update 3. Windows 8.1 Update 3 was to be the third and last major update for Windows 8.1 before…

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Windows 9 OS Build 6.4.9788 Spotted Online

An image shared by Windows Phone 8.X and Windows 8.X developer Artem Shuba reveals that Windows 9 builds are already being tested. His proof is a screenshot of OS version details in the Windows Store app…

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Windows 8.1 Gaining Popularity Among Gamers As Windows 7 Declines

Steam’s Hardware Survey, which is updated every month, is always an interesting source of statistics about the general trends among PC gamers in terms of hardware and software. We’ve seen a lot of news, statistics, facts…

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PC Specialist Cosmos II 15.6″ Notebook Review

Introduction When it comes to finding a decent-spec notebook you will be overwhelmed with options. If you’re after something slim and stylish you’re likely to be stung for a hefty premium by Apple, Sony, Samsung and…

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Windows 8 Losing Users, Linux Continues Growth

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system has continued to lose users quite rapidly over the course of this year. Between May and June the OS fell from 6.29% to 5.93% with many of those users expected to…

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Microsoft Forced To Halt Surface Mini Production

Digitimes reports that Microsoft has called off its plans to mass produce a small sized “Surface Mini” tablet. The reason? Fierce competition combined with negative responses from its brand vendor clients according to industry sources. Microsoft…

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Windows 9 Preview Will Be Available For Download Later This Year

Microsoft’s Windows 9 “Threshold” operating system, which will replace the current Windows 8.X OS, is rumoured to be made available in public preview form this fall. As we’ve mentioned already Windows 9 will get a massive…

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Windows 9 Will Get Customisable Start Menu, Overhaul For Desktop Users

Microsoft will reportedly make an all-out assault to tailor its next Windows operating system to the Windows 7 “stronghold”. According to Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet Microsoft is going to make Windows 9 (codename: Threshold) more desktop-friendly. Microsoft will…

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Cube Raptor Gaming PC Review

Introduction It is no secret that there are a lot of people who are interested in gaming PCs but do not have the time or the experience to build their own. It is also no secret…

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 Coming July 13th Along With Windows 9 Beta

We’ve been covering the Windows 8.1 Update 2 for a fair while now, rumours are heating up so we know for sure it is coming by the end of this year. The latest rumour courtesy of WZOR, who have…

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Windows 9 To Be Delayed For Windows 8 Update 3

We’ve heard a fair bit about Windows 8.1 updates and Windows 9 over the past couple of weeks and today we are getting some more details on both courtesy of Tom’s Hardware’s insider sources. The sources suggest that…

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 Coming Soon, Available Through Windows Update

A new major update for Windows 8.1 is coming very soon. Windows 8.1 Update 2 (which is essentially Service Pack 2 for 8.1) will reportedly be delivered through the Windows Update mechanism. This is different from the…