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Monster Fatal1ty FxM 200

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Monster is known for its diverse interaction with many popular cultures such as the Beats line-up with the Dr and the hip/hop rap community and lately, it's been edging its way into the digital gaming culture. Fatal1ty himself is a popular and very talented gamer who holds 12 World Championship E-Sport titles, Johnathan Wendel is the target subject of the design the FXM200 aims at portraying onto the gamer world.
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What Is Xbox’s ‘Project Scorpio’?

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There have been murmurs in the video game community about Microsoft's secretive Xbox Project Scorpio for some time. Is it a completely new console? Or is it an update of the current Xbox One? Not every question has an answer quite yet, but the company did reveal some details that have many gamers excited. Here’s a look at what Microsoft's early plans are for Project Scorpio and what it might mean for the future of the home gaming market.
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HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset Review

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Today we have for you a HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset. This is the same headset used by professional gaming teams, Luminosity, Natus Vincere, teamliquid, and SK Gaming. The headset is an improved version of the HyperX Cloud line up of headsets. It has the same great sound and comfort of the previous gen, but a new, matte-black and uni-body design with swivel-to-mute boom/microphone and swivel over the ear pads that allow for convenient storage and transport. The headset can be purchased from all your major tech supply stores, and is 49.99$ as of the time of this review.
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  • Posted in: Audio, Featured, Reviews

Website Maker

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Once upon a time web development was a quite simple thing, coding done in the most basic of html and accomplished in your text editor of choice. Notepad, word, word pad were all commonly used and the most complex choices to make were elements that consisted of links, pictures, and animated gifs. Soon the savvy got the idea that making this coding easier was something that could earn money for the non-html proficient. Thus was born the age of html editors like HotDog and Adobe Dreamweaver. Things got even more complex with some websites being created and run solely in Adobe Flash. These website looked amazing, had advanced capabilities, and were all the rage for a while. The problem with Flash was that the content inside was not "searchable" by conventional search engines. These search engines ruled the web and still do today.
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3 Possible Follow-Ups to Google’s Pixel

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Google’s Pixel phone enthralled tech enthusiasts last year and caused them to wonder what’s next. Although details about what Google plans to do with the next version of its smartphone are still scarce, some information is emerging and starting to generate interest.
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How to make a 3D scanner from an Xbox 360 Kinect

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How many times have you sat there and thought about getting a 3D Scanner? If you are in to 3D printing then it’s probably a lot. If you go online and look for a 3D scanner you will find a lot of them with extremely high price tags. From $120 - $32,000. Seems a bit crazy on the high end but you are paying for the resolution. The idea behind a 3D scanner is that you use a laser that bounces back to a camera to tell it the contours of the model. Well what does a Kinect do? It scans a body for motion tracking using lasers and a camera. BINGO, there is a 3D scanner waiting to be used.
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  • Announcement written by: on Apr 13 2017, 6:16 pm

    Introducing the EVGA B3 Series Power Supplies

    April 11th, 2017 – EVGA Bronze power supplies have become synonymous with industry-leading stability, performance, and value. With the B3 power supplies, EVGA now adds fully modular cables, the ECO Intelligent Thermal Control System, even tighter voltage regulation (<2%), and a Hydraulic Dynamic Bearing Fan for ultra-quiet performance with an increased lifespan. Even more impressive, these power supplies continue to get shorter compared to its predecessors. Backed by EVGA’s 5 Year Global Warranty, the EVGA B3 lineup will give you peace of mind for years to come.

    Small Size

    No, it’s not magic. Despite adding more features and increased performance, the EVGA B3 lineup is shorter than most of its competitors. At only 150mm long (450B3, 550B3, 650B3) and 160mm long (750B3, 850B3), you’ll notice the extra space in your case, but you won’t miss any performance or functionality.

    Hydraulic Sleeve Bearing Fan

    The EVGA B3 power supplies feature a Hydraulic Sleeve Bearing Fan, resulting in a quieter operation and a longer lifespan. Alternatively, flip on the EVGA ECO mode for fully silent operation at low to medium loads.

    Next Gen Performance

    Featuring Japanese capacitors on the mainboard, the B3 lineup takes the already efficient B2 series and makes it even better with near-Silver efficiency and less than 2% ripple. These power supplies have up to 88% efficiency!

    Fully Modular Design

    Use only the cables you need, reducing cable clutter and improving case airflow. Available on all B3 models.

    Whisper Silent

    EVGA ECO mode means the power supply is completely silent during low to medium loads. This is one quiet power supply!

    5 Year Warranty

    Backed by EVGA’s award winning 5 year warranty.

    Learn more and buy now at http://www.evga.com/articles/01103/evga-b3-series-power-supplies/

  • Announcement written by: on Apr 13 2017, 8:30 am

    EVGA DG 87 Gaming Computer Case

     

    A quick introduction to the EVGA DG-87 Gaming Computer Case. This massive case boasts extreme storage, excellent cable management, temperature and fan control options for your cooling of choice.

     

  • Announcement written by: on Apr 11 2017, 7:17 am

    Thermaltake New TT Premium Concentrate Series

    and C1000 Pure Clear Coolant

    Create Your Own ColorExperience the Excitement of Color Mix & Match

    Taipei, TaiwanApril 11th 2017Thermaltake, a leading brand in PC cooling solutions, has launched Thermaltake TT Premium Concentrate Series (Blue/Red/Green/Acid Green/Orange/Yellow/Purple/Black) and the C1000 Pure Clear Coolant, giving users different ways to create a preferred coolant color without compromising on thermal performance. Specially designed to be used in all water cooling systems, the TT Premium Concentrate Series is a ready-to-mix, anti-corrosive and fully biodegradable concentrate with 8 colors that allows PC enthusiasts to customize the coolant color whilst protecting the cooling components and the environment. The TT Premium Concentrate Series is recommended for use with the C1000 Opaque White Coolant or the latest C1000 Pure Clear Coolant. The C1000 Pure Clear Coolant can also be utilized as a transparent coolant.This high performance new member is made in Germany, virtually odorless and non-flammable, plus it features anti-corrosion protection and heat-transfer medium for PC water-cooling and superb protection for copper, nickel, brass, and aluminum. The TT Premium Concentrate Series and the C1000 Pure Clear Coolant will be available to order at select resellers soon. The product availability and price vary by country and region, please contact the local Thermaltake sales representative for further information.

    For more details on the Thermaltake TT Premium Concentrate Series and the C1000 Pure Clear Coolant, please visit:

    TT Premium Concentrate Blue – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003063

    TT Premium Concentrate Red – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003067

    TT Premium Concentrate Green – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003064

    TT Premium Concentrate Acid Green – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003061

    TT Premium Concentrate Orange – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003065

    TT Premium Concentrate Yellow – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003068

    TT Premium Concentrate Purple – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003066

    TT Premium Concentrate Black – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003062

    C1000 Pure Clear Coolant – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003070

  • Announcement written by: on Apr 4 2017, 11:45 am
    WESTERN DIGITAL INCREASES CAPACITY OF SURVEILLANCE-CLASS HARD DRIVES TO 10TB
     
    25-Percent Capacity Boost, Support for Up to 64 HD Cameras Equips Systems for Always-On, 4K-Ready Surveillance 
     
    San Jose, Calif, Apr. 4, 2017 — Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital”) (NASDAQ: WDC), a storage industry leader, today announced the availability of the WD Purple™ 10TB HDD, the newest member of its high-capacity hard drive line for surveillance applications. According the IHS Markit, anticipated growth of 4K-compliant and high-resolution network cameras over the next few years is driving higher demand for surveillance-class storage to support systems featuring these technologies*. With increased capacity and proven leading-edge technology, the WD Purple 10TB HDD is optimized for 24×7 video surveillance systems and up to 64 high-definition (HD) cameras in home and small business security environments.
         “Advanced imaging technology advancements are expanding the value that video surveillance provides for applications ranging from retail and public safety monitoring to smart-city infrastructure, all of which are driving new storage needs,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing. “Our new 10TB drive inherits the high performance, reliability and endurance qualities of our WD Purple family, with maximum capacity to offer VARs, integrators and consumers a 4K-ready solution for current and next-generation surveillance systems.” 
         “All of us at 45 Drives are excited about the new WD Purple 10TB hard drive,” said Doug Milburn, vice president and Cofounder of 45 Drives/Protocase, Inc. “With so many of our customers in the surveillance industry, it’s important for us as a company to have the right products to for their needs. WD Purple hard drives provide the two critical elements to our customers – density and enhanced reliability – all at a reasonable price point.”
         Optimized to withstand the demands of always-on DVR and NVR recording environments, 10TB WD Purple hard drives offer low power consumption, exclusive WD® technologies and many advanced performance features including: 
    • AllFrame 4K™ Technology – Estimated at two percent of the camera network security camera market in 2017, 4K video surveillance cameras are expected to reach 29 percent by 2020*. AllFrame 4K technology enhances ATA streaming support to help reduce video frame loss with proprietary cache policy management technology to improve overall data flow and playback. WD Purple 10TB HDDs include exclusive firmware enhancements that help protect against video pixilation and interruptions within a surveillance system.
    • HelioSeal™ Technology – Enabling higher storage capacity and lower power consumption, the WD Purple 10TB HDD uses the third generation of HelioSeal technology, which has been shipping for over three years and on over 12 million drives as of December 2016.
    • Scalable Surveillance Systems – Designed for 24×7 operations with support for multi-bay systems with an annualized workload rating of 180 TB/year and tarnish-resistant components, WD Purple 10TB drives are ready for use in demanding high-performance, high-definition small- or large-scale surveillance systems
    Engineered for Compatibility
         Built for easy integration into new or existing video surveillance systems, WD Purple hard drives are designed and tested to surveillance-class standards and are compatible with industry-leading chassis and chip-sets. Without a current industry standard, WD worked closely with surveillance partners to develop a proprietary benchmark to define and demonstrate performance in surveillance systems. 
         The new WD Purple 10TB drive complements Western Digital’s broader family of advanced storage solutions for the surveillance market, offering a core-to-edge portfolio that supports customers from cloud storage and server systems out to the surveillance cameras. 
     
    Price and Availability 
         WD Purple 10TB HDDs are shipping now. With the new 10TB drive, the surveillance-class hard drive line is available in capacities ranging from 1TB up to 10TB, all covered by a three-year limited warranty. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 3.5-inch 10TB drive, model #: (WD100PURZ) is $399.99. Additional information about WD Purple hard drives and limited warranty terms may be found on the company website at https://www.wdc.com/products/internal-storage/wd-purple-surveillance-hard-drive.html.
     
    About Western Digital
    Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, SanDisk and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers.
  • Announcement written by: on Mar 29 2017, 9:01 am

    2017 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 1

    Gathers Twelve Top Modders Worldwide to Reinvent The Tower 900

     

    Taipei, TaiwanMarch 29th, 2017-The biggest modding competition of the year, the 2017 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 1 is back! This is the third annual installment of this international event. Thermaltake, a leading brand in CaseMOD community, is proud to invite twelve of the world’s excellent casemodders from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States to join this season. Contestants will use Tt Certified liquid cooling components and the Toughpower Grand RGB 850W Gold fully modular power supply to transform The Tower 900 E-ATX Vertical Super Tower Chassis into an own creation!

     

    More details about the event can be found at: http://casemod.thermaltake.com/2017s1/

    The 2017 Thermaltake CaseMod Invitational Season 1 Modder Introduction Video: 

     

     

  • Announcement written by: on Mar 28 2017, 9:35 am

    RAZER LAUNCHES THE NEW RAZER BLADE PRO: THE WORLD’S FIRST THX® CERTIFIED GAMING LAPTOP

    For Release on March 28, 2017, at 6 a.m. PDT                                                                                                            

    IRVINE, (Calif.) – Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the new Razer Blade Pro laptop. It is the first laptop to be qualified for THX® Mobile Certification, an accreditation reserved for high-performance mobile phones, tablets and laptops. THX Certification covers the display and audio output of Razer’s flagship computer.

    Through the processes of THX, the Razer Blade Pro screen is calibrated and tested for resolution, color accuracy and video playback performance. The result of the exercise is an unrivaled viewing experience in any instance, whether a person is playing an FPS game or enjoying a special effects-packed movie.

    Similarly, the audio jack on the new Razer Blade Pro met THX requirements for voltage output, frequency response, distortion, signal-to-noise ratio, and crosstalk that guarantees clear sound through headphones.

    “The Razer Blade Pro is a top-level laptop providing an excellent THX viewing mode and audio experience,” says Ty Ahmad-Taylor, CEO of THX. “It can easily handle extreme gaming and content creation with exceptional mobile audio and visual performance.”

    The new Razer Blade Pro features an overclocked 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad core processor that boosts performance for hardcore gamers, VR enthusiasts, developers and creative professionals. Razer Synapse software allows users to choose when to run the system in overclock mode. The new Razer Blade Pro also uses faster 32 GB DDR4 system memory than its predecessor: 2667MHz vs. 2133MHz previously.

    For extreme graphics and virtual reality programs, the Razer Blade Pro is the thinnest laptop with the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 GPU. Users are able to play games in ultra-high settings with 4K resolution.

    “The Blade Pro was recently hailed as the ultimate Windows laptop, and we’ve leveled-up on our previous achievements with certification by THX,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer CEO and co-founder. “Each refinement of the Razer Blade Pro moves us closer to an ultimate desktop replacement.”

    The THX Certified Razer Blade Pro features a 17.3-inch 4K IGZO monitor equipped with NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology for the smoothest possible framerates during gaming and video playback. The display offers 100 percent Adobe RGB color accuracy to deliver stunning visuals for gamers and graphic designers. Other highlights include storage of up to 2 TB of PCIe M.2 SSD in RAID 0 configuration, a built-in SD card reader, advanced connectivity options through three USB 3.0 ports, and a Thunderbolt™ 3 port.

    The Razer Blade Pro is uniquely equipped with Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical switches with true actuation and reset points. Presses are registered with 65 grams of force, mimicking the feel of full-size mechanical keyboards. The keyboard and trackpad are Powered by Razer Chroma™. This tri-color LED technology affords virtually endless lighting effects that can be customized and synced with in-game events.

    While other similarly equipped laptops are more than two inches thick and 10 pounds, the new Blade Pro has a CNC aluminum chassis that is 0.88 inches thin and eight pounds. Its 250 W AC adapter was likewise designed with mobility in mind, affording a smaller footprint than similarly powered laptops.

    The new Razer Blade Pro will be available in April in the USA and Europe on Razerzone.com and at select retailers. It is expected to ship worldwide later that month. For more information, visit razerzone.com/bladepro.

    Starting Price: US$3,999.99 / C$5799.99 / £3,799.99 / €4,499.99

     

    Availability:

    USA, Canada, UK, Germany and France

    Razerzone.com and select retailers: April 2017

    Worldwide: April 2017 

    Product features: 

    • THX® Certified Mobile Device
    • Intel® Core i7-7820HK Quad-Core Processor (2.9 GHz / 3.9 GHz)
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM)
    • 17.3-in. IGZO UHD G-SYNC, 16:9 ratio, 3840 x 2160, with LED backlight, with capacitive multi-touch
    • Windows® 10 64-bit
    • 512 GB SSD RAID 0 (2x 256 GB PCIe M.2) / 1 TB SSD RAID 0 (2x 512 GB PCIe M.2) / 2 TB SSD RAID 0 (2x 1 TB PCIe M.2) options
    • 32 GB Dual-Channel System Memory (DDR4, 2667 MHz)
    • Anti-ghosting individually backlit ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard powered by Razer Chroma
    • Killer DoubleShot™ Pro:

    o   Killer™ Wireless-AC 1535 (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.1)

    o   Killer™ E2500 (Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000)

    • Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™)
    • USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed)
    • HDMI 2.0 video and audio output
    • SDXC card reader
    • Built-in stereo speakers
    • Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
    • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
    • 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo audio port
    • Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
    • Array microphone
    • Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, and fan control
    • Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
    • Kensington™ security slot
    • Compact 250 W power adapter
    • Built-in 99 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
    • Approx. Size: 0.88 in. / 22.5 mm (Height) x 16.7 in. / 424 mm (Width) x 11 in. / 281 mm (Depth)
    • Approx. Weight: 7.69 lbs. / 3.49 kg

    For more information about the Razer Blade Pro, please visit www.razerzone.com/bladepro