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Posted January 29, 2015

Eight is Enough

  1. CBC News: CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents
  2. Reuters: Intel says corporations buying more high-end PCs
  3. WCCFtech: Godavari APU lineup leaked - A10-8850K
    to lead the pack, 12 APUs planned for summer 2015
  4. Intel announces Broadwell vPro processors:
    wireless docking and more - AnandTech
  5. VideoCardz: AMD teases FIXER 3, Radeon 300 series incoming?
  6. ZDNet: GHOST, a critical Linux security hole, is revealed
  7. Gamunation: Error fixes for Dying Light PC -
    stuttering, lag, DLL crash, crash on launch, FPS drops
  8. Windows 10: Tiles on the desktop foreshadowed by copy feature


  1. Ars Technica: Apple Remote Desktop admin tool is updated for the first time in forever
  2. Newegg's deals
  3. Dealzon's deals: $400 off 15" 4K Lenovo Y50 i7-4700HQ / GTX 860M,
    $115 off 24" Dell UltraSharp monitor, and $50 off Corsair 750W power

  1. Ars Technica: Bug in ultra secure BlackPhone let attackers decrypt texts, stalk users
  2. Pocket-lint: Huawei to reveal new wearables and tablets at MWC 2015
  3. Neowin: After 250,000 downloads, Office for Android graduates
  4. Madshrimps review Apple iPad Air 2 16GB
Systems, storage, and networking

  1. TweakTown reviews Lenovo ThinkStation P500 tower workstation
  2. Ocaholic's MSI Nightblade review
  3. AnandTech's Gigabyte GB-BXi7H-5000 Broadwell BRIX review
  4. Björn3D's hands-on with the CyberpowerPC Syber Gaming Vapor A
  5. PCPer: Samsung 840 EVO performance
    restoring firmware only partially effective
  6. NikKTech's Linksys WRT1900AC AC1900 wireless router review
Multimedia and cooling

  1. Björn3D and Technology X review Kingston HyperX headset
  2. KitGuru's Cougar 700K keyboard review
  3. OCC's Cougar 600K keyboard review
  4. ThinkComputers reviews Noctua NH-U9S CPU cooler
  5. TweakTown's Thermalright Macho 90 CPU cooler review‏

22 comments — Last by MadManOriginal at 4:32 PM on 01/29/15

Posted January 28, 2015

Eight is Enough

  1. Testing USB 3.1 at AnandTech: Some preliminary
    results with the MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK
  2. AnandTech: Dell updates ultrabook thin M3800 mobile workstation with 4K display
  3. Ars Technica: The dream of Windows phone on tablets is almost coming true
  4. WCCFtech: AMD Bristol Ridge APUs will
    succeed Kaveri refresh in 2016 on the 28nm node
  5. PCPer: Nvidia discloses full memory structure and limitations of GTX 970
  6. WCCFtech: Nvidia working on new driver for GeForce GTX 970
    to tune memory allocation problems and improve performance
  7. SweClockers: AMD Radeon Rx 400 series to be called Arctic Islands (in Swedish)
  8. VideoCardz: AMD Radeon R9 300 series rumors


  1. AnandTech's interview with OCZ's CEO Ralph Schmitt
  2. TechRadar: hp Spectre 13 x360 breaks cover, looks like a Yoga 3 Pro twin
  3. DigiTimes: Notebook vendors eye 12" notebooks
  4. The Verge: Microsoft is no longer manufacturing the Surface 2
  5. Neowin: Microsoft confirms it is working on extension support for Spartan
  6. Linux 3.19-rc6
  7. ITworld: LibreOffice finally arrives on Android
  8. Dealzon: iPad Air 2 goes cheap. Now $389.99
  9. Dealzon's deals: $100 off Alienware Alpha i7-4765T, $200 off Surface
    Pro 2 512GB / keyboard, and $90 off 500GB Samsung 840 EVO 2.5" SSD
Systems and storage

  1. TweakTown's ECS Liva X mini PC review
  2. Madshrimps review Shuttle XH97V barebone
  3. HotHardware's Dell XPS 13 (2015) ultrabook review
  4. KitGuru's MSI GT80 Titan review (2x GTX 980M)
  5. Asus C300M Chromebook user review at Technology X
  6. OCC's Asus Rampage V Extreme review
  7. AnandTech's Transcend SSD370 review
Multimedia, cases, and cooling

  1. Techgage reviews BitFenix Flo headset
  2. ThinkComputers reviews Cougar 600M mouse
  3. Ocaholic's NZXT S340 case review
  4. techPowerUp! reviews In Win D-Frame Mini
  5. FrostyTech's Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 heatsink review
  6. Hardwareslave's Raijintek Themis CPU cooler review

27 comments — Last by anotherengineer at 11:16 AM on 01/29/15

Posted January 25, 2015

Eight is Enough

  1. TorrentFreak: Apple patents technology to legalize P2P sharing
  2. PCWorld: North Carolina could be next in Google Fiber roll-out
  3. WCCFtech: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 4GB VRAM models
    to launch in March 2015 - will adopt a hefty price range
  4. Nvidia: We have no plans to support FreeSync and DisplayPort
    Adaptive Sync but 'Never Say Never' - WCCFtech
  5. HotHardware: DirectX 12 lies dormant
    within Microsoft's recent Windows 10 update
  6. Neowin: Microsoft confirms Windows 10 will come to small ARM tablets
  7. Neowin: Upgrade directly to the latest build
    of Windows 10 from Windows 8 or Windows 7
  8. AnandTech: Internet Explorer Project Spartan shows large performance gains


  1. Ars Technica: Cable industry opposes 25Mbps broadband definition
  2. Blogging Windows: January build now available to the Windows Insider Program
  3. eSecurity Planet: Google pays big bug bounties in Chrome 40 fix
  4. Polygon: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns expansion announced
  5. Newegg's weekend deals

  1. Hardware Secrets on Asus ZenFone 6
Systems and storage

  1. TweakTown's Supermicro 7048GR-TR (Intel
    C612) workstation tower system review
  2. AnandTech's Acer Chromebook 13 review: 1080p with Tegra K1
  3. Ocaholic does Core i7-5820K SLI gaming performance scaling
  4. Technic3D reviews AMD FX-8320E (in German)
  5. KitGuru's Gigabyte X99M-Gaming 5 mATX motherboard review‏
  6. Tech ARP's RAM disk guide rev. 3.0‏
  7. TweakTown's 256GB Plextor M6M mSATA SSD review‏
Multimedia, cases, and cooling

  1. Phoronix on Intel's Broadwell HD Graphics 5500: Windows 8.1 vs. Linux
  2. Ocaholic's CM Storm NovaTouch TKL review
  3. NikKTech's Razer BlackWidow Chroma keyboard review
  4. CowcotLand's Asus Gladius mouse review (in French)
  5. ThinkComputers features Red Dragon case mod
  6. TweakTown's Azza Z mini-ITX gaming chassis review
  7. Hardwareslave's Noctua NH-U9S CPU cooler review‏
  8. APH Networks on Noctua NH-D9L CPU cooler
  9. TweakTown reviews Thermalright Macho rev. B CPU cooler
  10. HardwareOC reviews Corsair HG-10 GPU bracket (in German)

97 comments — Last by Concupiscence at 10:48 AM on 01/27/15

Posted January 22, 2015

Eight is Enough

  1. CNBC: Intel can grow even with flat PC sales: CEO
  2. WCCFtech: AMD CEO confirms graphics refresh coming in Q2 2015 - Rx 300 series
  3. WCCFtech: AMD Radeon R9 3xx benchmarks leak
    out - purported to be the R9 370 'Trinidad' GPU
  4. VR-Zone: Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X rumored to retail for $1,349 with 12GB VRAM
  5. WCCFtech: Nvidia to reveal GM200 between March 17-20 at the GPU Tech Conference
  6. C|Net: Microsoft's Windows RT isn't dead... yet
  7. Microsoft: 'Not all Lumias will upgrade or support all Windows 10 features
  8. Double Fine's Devs Play S01 E05 - Doom with John Romero


  1. Reuters: F5 Networks revenue misses estimates as big deals slow down
  2. AnandTech: Lenovo updates ThinkPad 11e series for education
  3. Bloomberg: Samsung drops Qualcomm chip from next Galaxy smartphone
  4. Reuters: Samsung's Tizen smartphone makes poor first impression in India
  5. Dealzon: New Lenovo Y40-80 gaming laptop gets $400 off coupon at launch‏
  6. Dealzon's deals: $201 off 27" Dell 4K IPS monitor, $250 off 11.6"
    MacBook Air i5-4250U, and $250 off 15.6" Dell Inspiron 15 touch

  1. AnandTech's MSI 970 Gaming motherboard review
  2. TweakTown's 120GB Patriot Blaze SSD review
  3. Hardware Canucks, Hardware.Info, HotHardware, OCC, PCPer,
    Phoronix, TechSpot, and TweakTown review Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
  4. Guru3D, KitGuru, LanOC Reviews, Legit Reviews, Neoseeker,
    Techgage, and techPowerUp! review Asus Strix GTX 960
  5. Legion Hardware's Palit GeForce GTX 960 JetStream review

37 comments — Last by NeelyCam at 6:22 PM on 01/23/15

Posted January 20, 2015

Eight is Enough

  1. Exclusive at The Information: Microsoft's latest mobile game plan is apps over OS
  2. Microsoft Spartan: Chrome Extensions targeted for native support - Neowin
  3. WCCFtech: Intel confirms Skylake in 2H 2015 - 10nm still far off
  4. AMD roadmap update: Kaveri refresh landing this year,
    Carrizo might come to desktop in BGA - WCCFtech
  5. Linus Tech Tips: New Carrizo benchmarks
  6. WCCFtech: AMD R9 380X packs 4096 cores, coming in Q2 2015 alleges report
  7. VideoCardz: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M, GTX 950M and G940M soon in laptops
  8. WCCFtech: 14nm on smartphones this year? Qualcomm's
    roadmap for 2015 leaks with six new chips


  1. Ars Technica: NSA secretly hijacked existing malware to spy on N. Korea, others
  2. Reuters: Intel's diversity drive should focus on internal changes, advocates say
  3. Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5
  4. Ars Technica reviews Fedora 21
  5. Newegg's deals
  6. Dealzon's deals: $100 coupon for 13" 1800p Dell XPS 13 i5-5200U, $100 coupon
    for 13" Alienware i5-4210U / GTX 860M, and $100 coupon for 15.6" Alienware
    i5-4210H / GTX 965M

  1. TechSpot reviews Alienware 13 + graphics amplifier
  2. Neoseeker reviews Asus X99 Deluxe
  3. AnandTech, Guru3D, Legit Reviews, PCPer, The SSD Review,
    and TweakTown review Samsung T1 portable SSD
  4. TweakTown pits AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB vs. 8GB at 4K with maxed out settings‏
  5. Ocaholic's Rapoo V900 mouse review
  6. TweakTown's Cougar 600M mouse review
  7. ThinkComputers reviews Corsair CS850M PSU
  8. techPowerUp! reviews SilverStone Raven RV05 case

33 comments — Last by anotherengineer at 8:22 AM on 01/21/15

Posted January 16, 2015

Eight is Enough

  1. Computerworld: Chromebooks spank Windows
  2. 9to5Mac: Apple adds refurbished Retina 5K iMac
    to online store, prices start at $2,119
  3. WCCFtech: Various AIB's GeForce GTX 960 pictures and
    preliminary pricing leaked - Asus, Zotac, and EVGA included
  4. Softpedia: Benchmarks warn against using Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 for 4K gaming
  5. WCCFtech: Nvidia Maxwell GM200-400-A1 die
    shot analysis
    - approximate die size calculated
  6. TechAdvisor: HTC One M9 'Hima' release date, price, specs & rumors
  7. PhoneArena: User agent profile for Samsung Galaxy
    S6 confirms 2K screen and 64-bit processor?
  8. TechNewsWorld: Microsoft's 'Spartan' browser will bulge with features

Friday Night

  1. Ars Technica: Republic net neutrality bill
    would gut FCC's authority over broadband
  2. Exclusive at Reuters: Samsung talks to
    BlackBerry about $7.5 billion buyout - source
  3. CNBC: On our way toward smart homes: ARM chief
  4. Linux 3.12.36
  5. Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5
  6. Ars Technica's Fedora 21 review
  7. Ars Technica: Xbox One price cut again to $349, outsells PS4 for Christmas in U.S.
  8. Newegg's deals
  9. Dealzon's deals: $231 off 17.3" Lenovo G70 i3-4030U, $450 coupon
    15.6" 1080p Lenovo Y50 i7-4710HQ / GTX 860M 2GB, and $20
    for 21.5" Samsung monitor

  1. Neowin: Microsoft rolls out January system updates for all three Surface Pro devices
  2. Techgage's Amazon Fire HD 7 (2014) tablet review
Systems and storage

  1. AnandTech's ECS LIVA X review
  2. Ocaholic updates Z97 & Z87 motherboard charts
  3. TweakTown's 960GB SanDisk CloudSpeed Eco enterprise SSD review‏
  4. CPCR's 256GB Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD review
Multimedia, cases, and cooling

  1. Madshrimps on HIS Multi-View USB portable docking station
  2. KitGuru's Asus PB279Q 4K monitor review‏
  3. APH Networks on BitFenix Flo headset
  4. LanOC Reviews on Cougar 700K keyboard
  5. Neoseeker's Cougar 600M mouse review
  6.'s Roccat Tyon mouse review
  7. Benchmark Reviews on Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL case
  8. Ocaholic's Raijintek Metis Windowed mini-ITX case review
  9. TweakTown on Thermaltake NiC L32 non-interference CPU cooler

170 comments — Last by blastdoor at 9:16 AM on 01/20/15

Posted January 15, 2015

Eight is Enough

  1. Intel reports record full-year revenue of $55.9 billion
  2. TheStreet: Intel guidance weak after posting strong fourth-quarter results
  3. WSJ: Best Buy warns of pressure on sales, profit
  4. WCCFtech: TSMC's 16nm FinFET faces major
    delay - Qualcomm jumps ship to Samsung
  5. 9to5Mac: 2TB Mac mini quietly made its return over Christmas holidays
  6. VR-Zone: G.Skill breaks DDR4 memory OC record at 4255MHz
  7. VideoCardz: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 confirmed speculations and launch date
  8. GigaOM: Dailymotion launches Twitch competitor for video game streaming


  1. Paul Thurrott to leave SuperSite for Windows
  2. Ars Technica: RadioShack could file for bankruptcy protection as soon as next month
  3. Neowin: Windows Insider ToS to be updated,
    automatically opted in if you install the next build
  4. Phoronix: Unreal Engine 4 Linux tests with AMD & Nvidia graphics drivers
  5. GamesRadar: James Cameron delays Avatar sequels by a year
  6. PCPer podcast #332
  7. Newegg's deals
  8. Dealzon's deals: $410 off 15.6" 1080p IPS Asus i7-4500U,
    $205 off 480GB Kingston 2.5" SSD, and $8 coupon for hp
    Bluetooth keyboard

  1. Madshrimps: BAPCo TabletMark v3 benchmark presentation
  2. Neowin: Google Glass sales suspended
  3. TechCrunch: Xiaomi launches Mi Note phablet to fight the iPhone 6 Plus
  4. AnandTech on wearables: 2014 and beyond
Systems and storage

  1. HotHardware's video deep-dive look at Dell's XPS 13 (2015) ultrabook
  2. Legit Reviews and PCPer on 64GB ECS LIVA X mini PC kit
  3. OCC's how to overclock an Intel Pentium G3258 guide
  4. TweakTown's 5TB Toshiba MG04 enterprise HDD review‏
  5. The SSD Review on 1TB Super Talent DuraDrive AT7 SSD
  6. KitGuru's 256GB Micron M600 SSD review
  7. HTL's 128GB Transcend MTS800 M.2 SSD review
Multimedia and cooling

  1. Guru3D's Gigabyte GTX 980 WaterForce 3-way SLI review‏
  2. Hardware Canucks review BenQ XL2420G G-Sync monitor
  3. Benchmark Reviews on PAPAGO! GoSafe 272 Dashcam
  4. PureOC reviews GX Gaming SW-G2.1 2000 speakers
  5. FrostyTech's Reeven Justice RC-1204 heatsink review

53 comments — Last by MadManOriginal at 9:42 AM on 01/17/15

Posted January 14, 2015

Eight is Enough

  1. Windows 10: What to expect in the consumer preview - Neowin
  2. AnandTech: AMD's Carrizo not on the desktop?
    Depends what you define as desktop
  3. WCCFtech: Intel Skylake removes support for USB-based
    Windows 7 installation - major platform specs confirmed
  4. AnandTech: Zotac updates Zbox mini-PC lineup at CES 2015
  5. AnandTech: Origin PC shows off high-end
    and the "not-a-Steam machine" Omega
  6. VideoCardz: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 specifications
  7. WCCFtech: Nvidia's monstrous 12GB Quadro M6000 flagship
    GM200 GPU confirmed via driver update - launching soon
  8. WCCFtech: AMD promises 11 FreeSync monitors
    by March, 20 in 2015 - 120Hz IPS Asus MG279Q

Wednesday Night

  1. VentureBeat: Why AMD is staying out of
    the Internet of Things chip market (updated)
  2. ZDNet: Google pushes to take Oracle Java copyright case to Supreme Court
  3. Neowin: Windows 7 SP1 mainstream support ends
    January 13 - will you upgrade to Windows 10?
  4. Official Google Blog: Hallo, hola, olá to the
    new, more powerful Google Translate app
  5. Mozilla Firefox 35.0 release notes
  6. Ars Technica: "New Nintendo 3DS XL"
    to launch in U.S. on February 13 for $200
  7. AnandTech's podcast - CES 2015 show
  8. Dealzon's deals: $500 off 14" 1440p Lenovo X1 Carbon i7-4600U,
    $50.00 coupon 15.6" Dell Inspiron 5000 series i5-5200U, and $140
    500GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SSD

  1. NPU: WP8.1 GDR2 skipped, Windows
    Mobile 10
    to be the next preview update
  2. BusinessKorea: Samsung's user interface TouchWiz
    to become less featured in the Galaxy S6
  3. PhoneArena: Apple already testing iOS 9, make a wish
  4. AppleInsider shares rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6S'
    could ship with dual-lens camera, 'Force Touch'
  5. 9to5Mac: Apple Watch iPhone 'Companion' app
    revealed w/ new Watch features, monograms
  6. Mac Rumors: Apple quietly ends free iTunes
    'Single of the Week' promotion after 11 years
Systems and storage

  1. SPCR's quiet liquid-cooled gaming PC build guide‏
  2. OCC's Asus X99-A review
  3. Legit Reviews on Asus Rampage V Extreme
  4. TweakTown's 120GB Patriot Torch SSD review‏
  5. NikKTech's 64GB Silicon Power Jewel J06 flash drive review
  6. Legion Hardware reviews QNAP TS-431 NAS review
Multimedia, power, cases & cooling

  1. LanOC Reviews on In Win iEAR headphone hanger
  2. Neoseeker's Cougar 600K keyboard review
  3. Techgage reviews Cougar 700M mouse
  4. AnandTech's Corsair HX750i power supply review
  5. ThinkComputers: The best case mods of CES 2015
  6. Ocaholic's Aerocool Strike X-Cube review
  7. ThinkComputers reviews Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL case
  8. PCPer's Corsair Carbide 330R Titanium case review
  9. Hardware Canucks review DeepCool Maelstrom 120 water cooler
  10. HTL's Cryorig H7 universal CPU cooler review
  11. FrostyTech's Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 heatsink review

54 comments — Last by Ninjitsu at 9:28 AM on 01/16/15

Posted January 11, 2015

7 Up

  1. AMD: We have great GPU products in the pipeline, we will gain market share - KitGuru
  2. AnandTech: AMD enters NAS market with QNAP's 10G-ready TVS-x63
  3. Neowin: Former Google employees rip off Microsoft's Surface with copycat Android tablet
  4. WCCFtech: Corsair preparing 3400MHz DDR4 Dominator Platinum memory modules
  5. WCCFtech: Users reporting memory allocation issues on 4GB
    GTX 970 graphics cards - games not fully utilizing full VRAM
  6. VideoGamer: Microsoft clarifies Xbox One DRM strategy following Far Cry 4 issue
  7. GameSpot: Steam controller design reportedly finalized, more details coming in March


  1. Re/code: Twitter's new video feature is only a few weeks away
  2. The Korea Times: Samsung considers rolling out Windows Phone
  3. Wine 1.7.34
  4. GamingBolt: Microsoft looking to improve Xbox One's DRAM performance
Systems and storage

  1. HotHardware's Intel 5th-gen Core series performance preview with Dell's XPS 13
  2. PCPer's ECS Z97-Machine motherboard review‏
  3. APH Networks on 4TB Western Digital Red Pro HDD
  4. KitGuru's OCZ Challenge update: all 5 ARC SSD drives hit 100TB mark
  5. TweakTown's 256GB Samsung 850 Pro three-drive SSD RAID report‏
  6. Madshrimps review Synology DS415play NAS
Graphics, case, and chair

  1. LanOC Reviews on Gigabyte R9 280
  2. TweakTown's Asus GTX 750 Ti OC video card circuit & overclocking guide‏
  3. Benchmark Reviews on Cougar 600M mouse
  4. NikKTech's Thermaltake Core V31 midi tower case review
  5. Ocaholic's AKRacing gaming chair review

42 comments — Last by Krogoth at 6:19 AM on 01/14/15

Posted January 8, 2015

Eight is Enough

  1. AP: Don't sound the death knell for the PC just yet
  2. Ars Technica's hands-on with Intel's new mini-
    desktops: faster, smaller, more expandable
  3. AnandTech: AMD demonstrates working Carrizo laptop prototype
  4. Ars Technica: World's first (known) bootkit for OS X can permanently backdoor Macs
  5. VideoCardz: MSI GeForce GTX 960 also in black and white edition
  6. VR-Zone: Snapdragon 810 delay rumored again, could
    cause Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC Hima setbacks
  7. Android Central's exclusive: The hottest smartwatch
    of CES isn't running Android Wear - it's Open webOS
  8. PC Gamer: Watch Doom running on an Intel Edison chip


  1. Reuters: FCC chief seen siding with Obama on net neutrality
  2. Ars Technica: AT&T defends unlimited data throttling, says the FTC can't stop it
  3. Reuters: Starboard reiterates Yahoo! should combine with AOL
  4. Ars Technica's hands-on: Both of hp's cheap mini desktops are easy to open and upgrade
  5. KitGuru looks at MSI GT80 Titan notebook
  6. AnandTech's hands-on with Gigabyte notebooks at CES
  7. Massively: Suba Games is interested in resurrecting Wizardry Online
  8. Newegg's deals
  9. Dealzon's deals: $75 coupon for 15.6" 4K Dell 7000 series i7-5500U,
    $75 coupon for 13" 1440p Alienware i5-4210U, and $40 off 7" Toshiba
    Encore Mini

  1. BGR: Apple's future iPhones might have on surprising display feature
  2. Google Play install stats
  3. TechSpot's Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review

  1. TweakTown's Origin PC Millennium 4K gaming desktop review‏
  2. Guru3D's Core i7-4790K review
  3. LanOC Reviews on AMD FX-8320E
  4. Hardware Secrets on Pentium J2900
  5. TweakTown's Seek Thermal LWIR Android thermal imaging camera review
  6. Benchmark Reviews on Cooler Master Silencio 652S case
  7. Ocaholic's Deepcool Captain 360 cooler review

23 comments — Last by Deanjo at 4:20 PM on 01/09/15

Posted January 7, 2015

Eight is Enough

  1. Ars Technica: Only 25Mbps and up will qualify as broadband under new FCC definition
  2. Gizmodo: Why Apple could leave ports behind
  3. WCCFtech: Aorus X5 4K gaming notebook with Nvidia GeForce GTX
    965M SLI GPU and Core i7-5557U CPU announced - performance revealed
  4. WCCFtech: Nvidia brings G-Sync display technology
    to laptops - breaks new ground at CES 2015
  5. VR-Zone: Lenovo outs 64-bit octa-core Vibe X2 Pro phone, low-cost E Ink Vibe Band
  6. Microsoft Spartan: Neowin's first look at the new browser
  7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PC system requirements are here
  8. Ars Technica: Over 2,300 MS-DOS games now
    completely free to play at Internet Archive


  1. Reuters: Intel Corp chief shows wrist-worn drone; promises to employ more women
  2. Reuters: AT&T launches rollover data plan
  3. KitGuru: Can the Nvidia GRID service make cloud gaming viable today?‏
  4. Technic3D's Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch‏ review (in German)
  5. Newegg's deals
  6. Dealzon's deals: $75 coupon for 13.3" Dell XPS 13 i3-5010U, $75 coupon
    for 15.6" Alienware i5-4210H / GTX 965M, and $140 off 1TB Mushkin
    2.5" SSD
Systems and storage

  1. TweakTown's Lenovo Erazer X315 gaming desktop PC review
  2. Ocaholic pits Core i7-5930K vs. Core i7-5820K
  3. Tech ARP posts mobile CPU comparison guide rev. 11.7‏
  4. Legit Reviews: Plextor M7e M.2 PCIe SSD performance numbers from CES 2015
  5. TechSpot reviews 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD
Multimedia, power, case & cooling

  1. TweakTown's MSI GeForce GTX 750 Gaming circuit & overclocking guide
  2. Madshrimps review SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism headset
  3. Ocaholic's Tt eSport Talon Blu mouse review
  4. KitGuru's Corsair CS850M power supply review
  5. Big Bruin's NewerTech Power2U AC/USB wall outlet review
  6. Legion Hardware reviews Lian Li PC-O5S case
  7. Neoseeker's Noctua NF-A fan series features roundup
  8. techPowerUp! reviews Fractal Design Kelvin S24 water cooler
  9. SPCR looks at new 92mm-fan tower coolers from Noctua

36 comments — Last by Welch at 4:03 PM on 01/08/15

Posted January 6, 2015

Eight is Enough

  1. WinBeta: Microsoft to release ISOs alongside Windows 10 January Preview
  2. Neowin: Upgrading to Windows 10 from XP or Vista? Prepare for a clean install
  3. MSI shows off GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 100ME and GTX 970 4GD5T-OC
  4. WCCFtech: AMD Fiji XT R9 390X leaked for
    the third time on Zauba - 20nm looks promising
  5. Neowin: Sony launches "world's thinnest TV," just 4.9mm thick and running Android
  6. WCCFtech: Leaked SDK docs reveal Xbox One GPU has 8 graphics
    - offers enhanced performance using multiple command streams
  7. Neowin: Microsoft Lumia 1330 spy shots reveal
    protruding camera lens with Zeiss branding
  8. Office Blogs: The Office for Android tablet preview expands


  1. The NY Times: Adviser guides Obama into the Google age
  2. Reuters: Vuzix says received Intel investment for smart glasses
  3. DigiTimes Research: Nvidia steps up efforts for GPU licensing
  4. Reuters: Dish unveils Sling TV video streaming service
  5. VentureBeat: Why does the world still need the Mozilla Foundation?
  6. Linux 3.19-rc3
  7. Ars Technica: D-Link's new routers look like sci-fi robot insects
  8. Gizmodo: YouTube will soon support 360° video uploads
  9. VR-Zone: TSMC reportedly tasked with with the bulk of A9 production
  10. SuperSite for Windows: Which Windows Phone did you get for Christmas?
  11. Guild Wars 2: Point of No Return trailer
  12. Dealzon's deals: $200 off 17" Lenovo Y70 Touch i7-4710HQ / GTX 860M,
    $359 off 17" Alienware i7-4710MQ / GTX 860M, and $151 off 23" Dell
    touch monitor
Systems and storage

  1. Ars system guide: We actually built the Performance Gaming Box (December 2014)
  2. AnandTech's Zotac Zbox CI320 nano review
  3. Benchmark Reviews and review AMD FX-8320E processor
  4. Guru3D's Gigabyte X99 UD4 motherboard review‏
  5. Hardware Secrets on ASRock Q2900M motherboard
  6. Legit Reviews considers SuperSpeed USB 3.1 performance
  7. TweakTown posts DDR4 memory overclocking report and beginner's guide‏
  8. Technology X's Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 memory review‏
  9. TweakTown's 960GB Toshiba HK3R2 enterprise SSD review‏
  10. TechSpot's 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD review
Multimedia, cases, and cooling

  1. techPowerUp! reviews Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming 4GB
  2. NikKTech's Cougar 700K keyboard review
  3. Neoseeker reviews Corsair Graphite 780T case
  4. Ocaholic's Thermaltake Core V21 mATX case review
  5. OCC's Reeven Six-Eyes II fan controller review
  6. FrostyTech reviews Cooler Master Nepton
    240M and DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer‏

15 comments — Last by Pwnstar at 5:59 PM on 01/07/15

Posted January 1, 2015

Eight is Enough

  1. WCCFtech: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 to have two 'Ti'
    variants - up to 1536 CUDA cores, benchmarks revealed
  2. ZDNet: Google discloses unpatched Windows vulnerability
  3. Datamation: Shuttleworth explains why open
    source is more secure than closed source
  4. WCCFtech: Only users of Windows 7 and above will
    be getting direct upgrades for Windows 10 - MS head
  5. Neowin: Here's how to enable the new IE12
    Trident mode in Internet Explorer on Windows 10
  6. Ars Technica: hp sells Palm trademarks; brand
    could be resurrected with new smartphones
  7. PhoneArena: Samsung pressuring U.S. carriers to roll
    out Android 5.0 Lollipop to Galaxy S5, Notes 4, others
  8. VR-Zone: iPhone 6 Plus buried under snow for stress-test

New Year's Day

  1. Ars Techncia: If the Supreme Court tackles
    the NSA
    in 2015, it'll be one of these five cases
  2. Forbes: Running out of storage on your iPhone? There's a lawsuit for that
  3. TorrentFreak: The Pirate Bay starts counting down to... February 1
  4. N4G shares rumor: GTA 5 PC system requirements revealed
  5. GameSpot: PlayStation Plus free games
    on January 2015 for PS4, PS3, and Vita
  6. LanOC Reviews looks back at 2014's top picks
  7. Newegg's New Year's deals

  1. PCPer: Building a high-powered mATX gaming PC
  2. Hardwareslave's home server build part 4 – optimizations‏
  3. techPowerUp! reviews ASRock X99 Extreme11
  4. ThinkComputers reviews Google Chromecast
  5. TweakTown's SteelSeries Siberia v3 headset review
  6. Legit Reviews on Turtle Beach Z60 7.1 headset
  7. Techgage's Logitech K480 keyboard review
  8.'s Roccat Ryos TKL keyboard review
  9. KitGuru's Logitech G302 'Daedalus Prime' MOBA mouse review
  10. Björn3D's StarTech S252SMTB3 Thunderbolt dual-SSD enclosure review

37 comments — Last by Ninjitsu at 10:24 AM on 01/03/15

Posted December 31, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Bloomberg: AMD rescinds CEO Su's stock awards after shareholder suit
  2. DigiTimes: GlobalFoundries reportedly to likely delay 14nm ramp-up
  3. explains why they use password-protected RARs
  4. WCCFtech: Intel's 14nm Broadwell-U HD 5500 iGPU performance
    revealed - 32% increase over Intel HD 4400
  5. DigiTimes: HGST pushing new technologies to enhance storage capability
  6. KitGuru: Nvidia to speed up development of graphics processing architectures
  7. Tt eSports: Black V2 laser gaming mouse refreshed to bring a new edge to your game
  8. Phandroid: Lollipop's memory leak bug confirmed,
    will finally be fixed in future Android release

New Year's Eve

  1. DigiTimes PC players see business potential from gaming industry
  2. MIT TR: New form of memory could advance brain-inspired computers
  3. Security research at The Hague: the mobile malware threat - HotHardware
  4. Chrome Story: Chromebook utility "Crouton"
    now lets you run Ubuntu on a Chrome tab
  5. Phoronix: Radeon Gallium3D moved closer to
    performance parity with AMD's Catalyst in 2014
  6. Neowin: Transparent Fx0 Firefox smartphone appears in hands-on video
  7. AdDuplex: LG may be back in the Windows Phone game - WMPoweruser
  8. Neowin: Lead developer confirms VLC is coming back to iOS soon
  9. Newegg's deals
  10. Dealzon's deals: $20 off 11.6" hp Stream 11, $120 off 10.1" Acer
    Aspire Switch, and $20 off Dell WM524 wireless Bluetooth mouse

  1. OCC's ECS Deluxe Z97-PK review
  2. KitGuru reviews Asus Maximus VII Impact (Z97) mITX motherboard
  3. NikKTech's Asustor AS7004T NAS server review‏
  4. Hardware Asylum: Overclocking the EVGA GTX 980 Classified with LN
  5. TweakTown's 34" LG curved UW LED monitor (34UC97) review‏
  6. PCPer's 27" Acer XB270H 1080p 144 Hz G-Sync monitor review
  7. Madshrimps review Razer's Chroma-enabled devices
  8. ThinkComputers reviews CM Storm Octane gaming gear combo
  9. KitGuru's Raijintek Morpheus GPU cooler review‏
  10. LanOC Reviews on DXRacer K Series office chair

27 comments — Last by Ninjitsu at 1:38 PM on 01/01/15

Posted December 30, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Bad, bad Internet news: Internet Systems Consortium site hacked - ZDNet
  2. SC Magazine: Nvidia asks employees to change
    usernames and passwords following data breach
  3. Softpedia: DDR4 reaches fastest speed ever, a clock of 4,032MHz
  4. Internet Explorer water cooler talk at Neowin: Webkit, open source, and Chrome
  5. ZDNet: Microsoft is building a new browser as part of its Windows 10 push
  6. SuperSite for Windows: Microsoft's missed
    with Internet Explorer in Windows 10
  7. Gaming On Linux: What's next in graphics APIs
  8. GamingBolt: Xbox One December SDK update allows more
    eSRAM control, new API improves eSRAM performance


  1. VR-Zone: Rumor suggests Xiaomi foray into PC business
  2. SamMobile: Samsung removes ATIV branding from its notebook computers
  3. Oculus VR CTO John Carmack: The extended Q&A at Fortune
  4. Linux 3.19-rc2 released
  5. Newegg's deals
  6. Dealzon's deals: $226 coupon for 17" hp Envy 17t i7-4510U / GTX 850M,
    $50 coupon for 14" 1080p touch Dell 7000 i7-4510U, and $50 off 7" Dell
    Venue tablet

  1. reviews 16GB G.Skill F4-2400C15Q-16GRK
    RipJaws 4 quad-channel memory kit
  2. 2015: The year of PCI-Express SSDs? - Hardware.Info
  3. TechSpot's 4TB Western Digital Red NAS HDD review rev. 3.0‏
  4. AnandTech's QNAP TS-853 Pro NAS review
  5. BCCHardware's Trendnet TU3-DS2 USB 3.0 docking station review
  6. Modders-Inc reviews Func MS-2 mouse
  7. APH Networks on BitFenix Pandora Window mATX case

40 comments — Last by Jason181 at 7:16 PM on 12/31/14

Posted December 29, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Digital Trends: Multiferroic memory could slash
    RAM power consumption—a decade from now
  2. Gizmodo: Hackers say they can copy your fingerprint from just a photograph
  3. WCCFtech: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 will launch at the $200
    price point - rocks the Maxwell GM206 and 128-bit bus?
  4. WCCFtech: AMD's 28nm GPUs are based on
    GlobalFoundries' 28 SHP node - alleges Italian report
  5. WCCFtech: AMD Strato XT GPU benchmarks
    surface - Radeon Mobility R9 M300 series leaks out
  6. Softpedia: Ultra-Wide AMD FreeSync monitors to be launched by LG
  7. The Verge: Samsung set to discontinue Galaxy Alpha in favor of cheaper phones
  8. SamMobile: Samsung Galaxy Grand Max and Galaxy A7 leaked,
    will be released in South Korea along with Galaxy A5


  1. DigiTimes: VIA to return to profitability in 2015, says company president
  2. Reuters: Sony says PlayStation Network still
    has problems, gradually coming back online
  3. TechSpot on the year in tech: 2014 top stories
  4. Softpedia: Updating the Linux kernel without restart could arrive soon for users
  5. Desktop Linux Reviews on Linux Lite 2.2

  1. Ars Technica reviews hp EliteBook 1020
  2. HotHardware's hands-on with Alienware Alpha
  3. PCPer's Drobo third generation USB 3.0 4-bay storage array review
  4. KitGuru's Asus Echelon Forest headset review
  5. HT4U's Arctic P614 headset review (in German)
  6. Benchmark Reviews on Razer Deathstalker Expert keyboard
  7. Legit Reviews on Roccat Ryos TKL Pro keyboard
  8. ThinkComputers reviews Corsair Carbide Series 330R Titanium Edition case
  9. techPowerUp! reviews Fractal Design Define R5 case
  10. Hardwareslave's MicroCool Banchetto 101 chassis review‏

29 comments — Last by sweatshopking at 8:46 AM on 12/30/14

Posted December 26, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. Experts: FCC will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015 - PCWorld
  2. DigiTimes: Shipments of USB 3.1 peripherals and chips to take off in 1H15
  3. techPowerUp!: AMD to power next-generation NES
  4. Linus Tech Tips: Can you build a 4K gaming PC for under $1,000? (video)
  5. Neowin: A technical and physical breakdown of
    Logitech's Romer-G mechanical keyboard switch
  6. Fudzilla: Samsung starts manufacturing LPDDR4 4GB
  7. DailyTech: Nokia's sweet $250 Android Lollipop
    N1 tablet is rumored for Jan. 7 China launch
  8. GSMArena: Images and specs of BlackBerry Z20 Rio make the rounds

Boxing Day

  1. Schneier on Security: Did North Korea really attack Sony?
  2. Reuters: Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays
  3. Diablo III: +100% bonus experience - Happy Holidays
  4. The 20 best games of 2014, as chosen by the Ars brain trust
The Articles

  1. 2014 year-end Nvidia Linux benchmark comparison at Phoronix
  2. Legit Reviews on Key Ingredient Recipe tablet
  3. Tech ARP: How to activate the Samsung Galaxy
    Gear S smartwatch without a Samsung smartphone
  4. Hardware.Info reviews 12 AMD AM1 / Intel Bay Trail motherboards
  5. TweakTown's 3TB Silicon Power Stream S06 external HDD review
  6. TweakTown's StarTech USB Crash Cart KVM
    console-to-USB 2.0 portable adapter review

9 comments — Last by ish718 at 4:24 PM on 12/26/14

Posted December 25, 2014

Eight is Enough

  1. WCCFtech: AMD and Nvidia 20nm and 16nm GPUs slightly delayed
  2. WCCFtech: MS Surface Pro 4 specs appear—will be cheaper than Surface Pro 3
  3. DailyTech: Android-powered BLU Studio 7.0
    claims to be the "world's largest smatphone"
  4. CPU World: Intel Xeon E5-4600 v3 SKUs to launch in Q2 2015
  5. GamingBolt: Dying Light uses SMAA T2X on PS4 /
    Xbox One, locked 30 FPS ensures fluid experience
  6. Ars Technica: Samsung PlayStation? PS Now coming to Samsung smart TVs in 2015
  7. OT: This beer tells you how much to drink to boost your creativity - Engadget
  8. Newegg's Christmas sale

Christmas Day

  1. Engadget: FBI warned of a Sony-style hack in a report last year
  2. Wired: Google's self-driving car hits road next month—without a wheel or pedals

  1. KitGuru's Cyberpower Fangbook Edge 4K laptop review
  2. NikKTech's 6TB Seagate enterprise capacity 3.5 V4 SAS 12Gb/s HDD review
  3. LanOC Reviews on 600W SilverStone SFX series SST-SX600-G PSU
  4. ThinkComputers on the best PC cases of 2014
  5. AnandTech's SilverStone Raven RV05 case review
  6. SPCR's quiet mini-ITX gaming build guide #2: NCASE M1 edition
  7. PCPer's BitFenix Pandora micro-ATX case review

21 comments — Last by southrncomfortjm at 6:49 AM on 12/26/14