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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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Windows Community Working On Service Pack 4 For XP

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP in April of this year meaning no more security updates or OS patches. Despite the end of support Windows XP is still incredibly popular in the business sector such as…

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Graphics Card Shipments Drop But Nvidia Still Holds Significant Lead

Not that long ago we heard that graphics card shipments were set to take a tumble in Q2 of this year, that’s April through June. The reason for this was because Scrypt-based cryptocurrency miners were dumping their…

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Why Build A City In SimCity When You Can 3D Print it!?

If you’re a big SimCity fan then this latest use for 3D Printing could be right up your street. A designer called Ittyblox has produced modular buildings from the SimCity game using 3D Printing. As you might expect, they…

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Intel’s Core i7 5960X Gets Priced At Retailer – Eyewateringly Expensive

We always knew Haswell-E wasn’t going to be cheap. If Intel’s six core i7 4960X was priced at $1000 on launch, then how much more would an eight core i7 5960X cost? According to the latest…

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ASRock’s X99 OC Formula Finally Gets Pictured

Anandtech have managed to nab themselves some exclusive pictures of ASRock’s flagship X99 overclocking series motherboard. The first standout thing is the design: the black and yellow colour scheme is very brave but I think it…

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JEDEC Release LPDDR4 Standard: DDR4 For Tablets, Smartphones, Notebooks

DDR4 for the desktop may be just around the corner with Intel’s X99 Haswell-E launch at the end of this month but DDR4 for the mobile market is a bit further off. Today JEDEC announced the…

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Powercolor’s R9 285 TurboDuo “Tonga Pro” Graphics Card Is Revealed

AMD’s Tonga Pro R9 285 is just around the corner, September 2nd to be exact, and so far we’ve seen a compact mini-ITX version from Sapphire as well as a STRIX version from ASUS. Now it is…

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G.Skill Ares 8GB 2400MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit Review

Introduction   Choosing the right memory kit for your system is a fairly mundane task, for most people it is just about getting the right amount of memory and at a good price. While price and…

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Lian Li Reveal Unique Looking PC-Q19 Mini-ITX Case

The beauty of mini-ITX systems is that you can build them into unique and compact form factors. Lian Li’s latest PC-Q19 case is a fantastic example of this. With a sleek brushed aluminium exterior, a choice…

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PSN Network Hit By DDOS Attack, Back Online But Sony Postpones Maintenance

Sony’s PlayStation Network was hit by a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack this weekend which affected service. As of today the service has resumed normal operation but Sony have had to cancel their planned…

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Assassin’s Creed Unity XB1 Beta Build Screenshots Leak Online

Assassin’s Creed Unity is the seventh instalment of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series and the game’s launch is just two months away. Based on early screenshots of the Xbox One version that have been leaked online it…

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ASUS Preparing STRIX Variant of AMD R9 285 “Tonga” GPU

The idea behind the ASUS STRIX range is that it can operate silently up until 65 degrees and then after that the fans will spin up. For that reason ASUS has only equipped it to power…

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Sapphire Preparing R9 285 ITX Compact Graphics Card

If you’ve been looking for a compact AMD graphics card for a small form factor build up until now your best option has been MSI’s R9 270X Gaming ITX graphics card. Well now it is time…

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Rumour: AMD’s Future 20nm GPU Architecture Called “Faraway”

While all the attention with regards to AMD graphics has been around the release of the new Tonga GPU it appears that some new information has emerged and gone fairly unnoticed. One source is reporting that the codename for a future…

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Intel Preparing Second-Generation NUC Devices

Slides about Intel’s second-generation NUC (Next Unit of Computing) devices have surfaced at FanlessTech. The slides reveal Intel’s latest roadmap for their NUC platform which show that Broadwell-based NUC devices will arrive in Q1 of 2015 while…

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All AMD GCN GPUs Are DirectX 12 Ready

During AMD’s 30 Years of Graphics Event their product manager, Devon Nekechuk, confirmed that all AMD GPUs built on the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture will support DirectX 12, Microsoft’s next generation multimedia API. This means…

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AMD Preparing Round of APU Price Cuts

In the western market the “Back-To-School” shopping season is nearly upon us. It is that time of year where parents and students alike dump copious amounts of money into buying new desktop and laptop computers so…

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Windows 9 Will Reach RTM Before 2015

When the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) version of a Windows OS is released by Microsoft it means that the launch of that new OS is just a few months away. Microsoft sends its hardware partners the…

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Super Flower Golden Silent 500W Semi-Modular Passive Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging If you want a truly silent system there are a lot of things to consider purchasing: a passive graphics card, a passive CPU cooler, SSD storage instead of mechanical hard drives and more…

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AMD Reveals Never Settle: Space Edition, Adds Star Citizen and More

To support the launch of its new R9 285 graphics card AMD has announced the expansion of its Never Settle game program. The newest additions to the program comprise the “Never Settle: Space Edition” and the star…