Steelseries Rival 100 Pro Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction


Picking the right mouse can be a daunting task, as there as so many to choose from. However, when it comes to eSports, Steelseries think they’ve got the perfect mouse for the job with their new Rival 100. Competitive gaming is big business, but one thing most pro gamers will agree on is that a mouse that offers great precision, manoeuvrability and minimal fuss is what separates the winners from the loser; although being good at the game is obviously also a big advantage.

Forged in eSports, Designed for all. “Whether this is your first gaming mouse, or you’re already topping the leaderboards, the Rival 100 is the gaming mouse for you. Equipped with Prism RGB illumination, six buttons, an ergonomic design, and unmatched performance – we sacrificed nothing. The Rival 100 is the only fully-equipped gaming mouse in its class.” – Steelseries

The Rival 100 may not pack a lot of features, but when it comes to games like CS:GO, League of Legends and many other popular tournament ready games, you really don’t need a dozen macro keys, crazy LED lighting effects and anything else that does well in the general consumer market. You need something focused, and that’s exactly what the Rival 100 is aiming to be. Equipped with high-quality switches, a high-performance optical sensor, programmable buttons, on-board storage and more, it’s certainly ticking all the right boxes, so let’s get right to it and take a closer look at what it has to offer.

The packaging offers a nice look at the general design of the mouse, as well as the quote “best in class optical gaming mouse” although that’s something we aim to be the judge of too.

Around the back, a nice technical breakdown, showing the optical sensor, RGB lighting, 2000 DPI, 30m click switches and 20G acceleration.

The mouse comes hard-wired with a lightweight 6ft cable and a standard USB header. The mouse is plug and play ready, but if you want to get into all the features, you’ll want to download the latest SteelSeries engine.

iGame Reveal Worlds First 100-Series Skylake Motherboard

Intel’s new Skylake CPU series is almost here and with the launch just a few months away now, it’s about time one of the big motherboard manufacturers revealed their next-generation motherboards. The Skylake compatible motherboards will welcome the new Intel 100 Series chipset, bringing a host of new features along with the new processors, such as the capability of supporting either DDR3 or DDR4 memory; something that will no doubt please most consumers, given the current price of DDR4 modules.

The Colorful iGame Skylake 100-Series motherboards come in three editions and don’t look too dissimilar from the ROG TUF series of motherboards from Asus.

The new boards come will all the high-end features you would expect, such as a 14-phase power circuit, GamerVoice, Nichicon Audio Capacitors, Killer E2201 + Intel I211-AT dual NIC, CrossFire / SLI three-way (8x + 4x + 4x), PCI-E M.2 slots, six SATA 6GBPS, two SATA Express, USB 3.1, USB 3.0, DDR3L / DDR4 memory compatibility and more.

The new motherboards certainly look great and they’ve got all the usual high-end features and overclocking support one would expect from a high-end gaming motherboards. With this motherboard now out in the wild, let’s hope other manufacturers step up and reveal their latest products. All eyes will be on Computex 2015 to see the next-generation Skylake hardware, excited?

Dropbox Users Can Get 100GB Free OneDrive Storage

In an attempt to pull Dropbox users over to OneDrive, Microsoft is offering anyone with a Dropbox account 100GB of free storage (for one year). If you visit the OneDrive site and register your Dropbox account, you’ll immediately get your big storage increase – a massive amount compared to the measly 2GB you get for free with Dropbox.

It is only for a year though, so who knows what would happen to the stuff you have stored over the standard 25GB when that year is up. With that in mind though, it’s pretty clear Microsoft isn’t being totally a good samaritan, such a deal will undoubtedly lure in more OneDrive users who will then feel inclined to pay the subscription fees once their free year is up.

Still, if you need 125GB right now, there’s no better place for you. Be sure to have a fast upload speed if you’re thinking of using it all at once though.

Source: The Next Web

New World Record for Wireless Speed – 100 Gbit/s

Lets admit it, the dream of having Google Fibre in our homes to give us a super fast connection to the internet is for the most part a dream, but to take the biscuit, if you want it fast you must have wires connecting everything – or do you? Thanks to those crazy German scientists, the need to have a wire to serve your Gigabit fibre connection from point A-B is no longer a necessity with a new wireless speed that can run at a whopping 100 Gbit/s – that’s right, 100x times as fast as Googles Fibre service.

After setting a record of 40Gbit/s only a few months ago, a joint team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) set upon the task of taking the speed right up to 11. With this new record of speed, there is the capability at hand to transfer an entire Blu-ray film in under two seconds, but with the signals running at a mind-boggling frequency of 237.5GHz (nearly 50x the frequency of the current Wireless-n standard) there is one slight catch – the range.

As users of 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual band networks will know, the higher frequency signals and walls really do not mix so as you can imagine, running at a frequency this high means that you can have virtually nothing in the way – in fact you are almost in a situation where the two ends have to be able to see each other just to operate. I’m sure that a number of you are wondering what the point in this tech is in reality – after all fibre cables can transfer data at super fast rates already – but there are a large number of situations where fibre is just not an option. With the need for bandwidth growing at an exponential rate and the amount of data that we are working with as well, this technology has the capability to provide super fast data ‘pipelines’ to areas where laying fibre is just not possible – either due to cost or environmental restrictions.

“By employing optical and electrical multiplexing techniques, i.e., by simultaneously transmitting multiple data streams, and by using multiple transmitting and receiving antennas, the data rate could be multiplied. Hence, radio systems having a data rate of 1 terabit per second appear to be feasible” – These are the words of Swen König – one of the projects researchers. Lets face it, dial-up is slow, but now my 80Mbps fibre connection at home seems like its out of date already.

Source: Gizmodo

Re-imagined $100 U.S. Bill Brings Enhanced Security Features

 

I am sure that many of you are aware of what a U.S. 100 Dollar bill looks like. Today the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that they will be updating the look of the $100 bill, to give this currency a great new look. You wont start to see these new bill in circulation until October 8th.

I find it interesting how the Federal Reserve does announcements every time they plan to release a new currency note and this time they seem to be making it look even more like funny money.

Over the years the Federal Reserve has updated bills, more and moor giving U.S. Currency new looks. But now, they “enhance the security” measures to prevent counterfeiting. Claiming that it will only take a second to check a bill, though it only took a second before for anyone who dealt with money on a daily basis, it will be easier for the noobs to figure it out.

Two new ways to tell that you have a new $100 bill would be to see that they have introduced a “3-D Security Ribbon” as well as a “Bell in the Inkwell” though this new bill looks entirely different, you can tell it is still the same $100 that Americans are still using today. Still featuring Benjamin Franklin on the face, and Independence Hall on the back.

There have been so many changes to the new bill, it is surprising that they didn’t add RFID chips to track each and every individual bill.

New Changes include

  • Blue 3-D Security Ribbon
  • Bell in the Inkwell
  • Color-Shifting 100
  • Raised Printing
  • Gold 100
  • Microprinting
  • FW indicator

I feel this new bill has been beautifully redesigned, bringing the famous “Benjamin” a new life.

To find out more about the new bill, check out NewMoney.gov. You will be able to see some of the awesome new features, and how they were able to implement new technologies into making this new $100 Bill. You could also check out the new “Interactive Note” which allows you to see the new features and how to check a new bill to make sure that it is legit! Also, if you handle U.S. currency on a daily basis, you might want to check out this Link.