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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
     Sun, Aug 19 2018 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X is AMD's new flagship 16-core processor. Precision Boost Overclock works wonders to further increase its performance while always being stable. Our review of the 2950X presents four data sets: stock, manual OC, PBO enabled and PBO with Local Memory Access mode.

Bond Home Smart Ceiling Fan Controller
     Sun, Aug 19 2018 | 9:02A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Bond Home Smart Ceiling Fan Controller is a device that promises to make your non-smart home devices smart, providing they are controlled by RF (Radio Frequency) or IR (Infrared). Using the Bond Home you can not only control ceiling fans; but air conditioners, garage doors, etc. Not only does it claim to give you full control of these devices remotely, you also can control these devices with Amazon Alexa and Google Home products.

Fnatic miniSTREAK Review
     Sun, Aug 19 2018 | 9:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tenkeyless mechanical keyboards are growing in popularity thanks to their compact size and the fact they share pretty much the same feature set as their full-sized counterparts - except for the numpad of course. All the big players in the industry offer a tenkeyless keyboard, and now Fnatic Gear wants in on the action too. Enter the Fnatic miniSTREAK, essentially a more petite version of the Fnatic STREAK mechanical keyboard.

Acer Swift 7 2018 - World's Thinnest 4G LTE
     Sun, Aug 19 2018 | 9:00A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Acer just launched the Acer Swift 7 2018 - the world's thinnest 4G LTE laptop! Check out the Acer Swift 7 2018 presentation, and the Acer Day deals!

2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series Workstations Revealed
     Sat, Aug 18 2018 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell Precision has been the world’s preferred workstation for years, delivering reliable high-performance computing for every industry from manufacturing and engineering to healthcare and content creation. Now Dell is introducing the 2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series workstations. Let’s check them out!

2018 Acer Predator Helios 300 Special
     Sat, Aug 18 2018 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Acer just launched the 2018 Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition gaming laptop, featuring an exclusive white chassis and overclockable GeForce graphics!

Intel SSD 660p Review: Snappy NVMe Storage
     Sat, Aug 18 2018 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has taken another step forward in its perpetual march towards high-capacity, lower-cost solid state drives. Today’s release of the new Intel SSD 660p series of drives marks the first in the company’s line-up to pack its brand-new 64-layer QLC (quad-level cell) 3D NAND flash memory, which essentially doubles the capacities available within the same footprint of previous-gen technologies. These drives are meant to finally put a nail in SATA’s coffin, thanks to their significantly better performance and aggressive pricing -- at under $0.20 per GiB in some configurations, believe it or not...

12 Windows Clipboard Managers Tested
     Sat, Aug 18 2018 | 9:00A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Clipboard managers make it much easier to re-enter text or anything else that you've recently copied and pasted, adding an array of new capabilities to the default Windows clipboard. Although they differ in specific features, the typical clipboard manager automatically saves text, images and other items as they are copied to your clipboard, displaying them in a list-style GUI that makes it simple to re-copy or paste something later.

Falcon Project X VR Ready Gaming PC Review
     Fri, Aug 17 2018 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Falcon Project X VR Ready Gaming PC is a mid-range PC that attempts to provide ample gaming power inside a chassis that’s impressively compact – and for a price that undercuts most of its competition. We give you the full low-down on this system to let you know if it is worth buying.

Honor Play In-Depth Review - Mobile Gaming FTW
     Fri, Aug 17 2018 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Honor Play debuted in China last month as a gaming-centric smartphone, and it's coming now to a store near you. We can now share our In-Depth Review of the Honor Play!

32-Core 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper
     Fri, Aug 17 2018 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In preparation for the impending release of its 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, AMD set us up with an array of hardware to thoroughly test the chips. As has customarily been the case when AMD has something new and exciting coming down the pipe, the company sent along a little something extra to spice things up. This time around, in addition to a couple of flagship CPUs, we received some customized packaging and materials that call out some of Threadripper’s killer attributes. Take a look…

Logitech G513 Carbon Gaming Keyboard
     Fri, Aug 17 2018 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"My experience with the G513 has been all positive. No problems at all. The G513 Carbon Gaming Keyboard comes in at $149, and sure, that is a chunk of change, but for the top-notch build quality and features, you won't be disappointed. The G513 sort of spoils it for other keyboards. Just ask your fingers."

Searching for the right poolside portable speaker
     Thu, Aug 16 2018 | 2:44P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So this summer I found myself in an interesting position, up until now my wife and I haven’t had any need for portable Bluetooth speakers, but this year we bought a new house with a pool and have spent as much time as we can out in the pool enjoying the tiny window that Ohio offers for good weather. Well, our Razer Leviathan Mini did the job at first but quickly developed a rattle prompting me to look for a new speaker. What I found was that I really didn’t know what I needed feature wise or how a lot of them compare for audio quality and loudness. So I reached out to both the LanOC social media pages (Facebook and Twitter, join us!) as well as my own Facebook as well and asked what everyone was using. There were a few that were mentioned a lot or came highly recommended, I reached out to a few companies and here we are. Ultimate Ears, a subsidiary of Logitech sent two speakers, Creative sent one, and Braven sent one as well. There were others but remember Ohio summers are so short I had to get out testing and not wait any longer. So I’ve been testing these portable speakers and today I want to dive into their features and how each of them performed.

Etymotic ER3XR
     Thu, Aug 16 2018 | 2:43P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Etymotic's ER3-series in-ears aim to bring their ER4 design into a lower price category. Priced at $179, the ER3s are nearly half the price of the ER4-series in-ears, and their specification sheets show that they are not far off. We take a good look at the new in-ears to see how they fare against their bigger brethren.

a 32-core processor for consumers
     Thu, Aug 16 2018 | 2:43P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In the end, the story with 2nd generation Threadripper is significantly more compelling than the release of the Ryzen 2000-series processors earlier this year. While AMD made smart moves in their product positioning, considerably undercutting Intel in key areas, the overall performance king for gamers remained in the Intel camp with their Coffee Lake processors. However, the HEDT market is a whole other story."

An Early Look At The L1 Terminal Fault "L1TF" Performance Impact On Virtual Mac
     Thu, Aug 16 2018 | 2:43P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Yesterday the latest speculative execution vulnerability was disclosed that was akin to Meltdown and is dubbed the L1 Terminal Fault, or "L1TF" for short. Here are some very early benchmarks of the performance impact of the L1TF mitigation on the Linux virtual machine performance when testing the various levels of mitigation as well as the unpatched system performance prior to this vulnerability coming to light."

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