Megacon is an annually held convention focusing on SciFi, Fantasy, Anime, Gaming and comic-book communities that was first started in Orlando in 1993. The original convention held was the OrlandoCon that was held from 1974 until 1994 and was replaced by the MegaCon we know and love today. MegaCon has changed hands a few times in its life, starting with the Crossgen buyout from the creator James Brietbiel in 1999, and ending with the current Canadian owner Informa Canada INC.
The A848 Projector Tablet from Azpen addresses a need that many users have had without knowing it. The A848 is a product that lends itself equally well to both business users as well as home consumers. It allows users the freedom to share in a way that works well for groups of people in a small setting. No more will people have to look over your shoulder, the A848 is a presentation tool for media and games alike.
Cherry taking the front on the quality and the design of their line of fantastic mechanical keyboards has brought the goliath of all keyboards. The Cherry MX 6.0 takes the mechanics of the Silent Red Cherry Switch series alongside a very vibrant and smooth red LED backlighting...
With the release of USB Type-C, or USB-C, back in 2014 the USB Implementers Forum finally moved away from using USB-A, and USB-B connectors and created a future-proof, 24 pin double sided connector that is slowly but surely making its way into the market. From smartphones to consumer level laptops we have seen the support of this new format grow. Today we have the opportunity to showcase the Accell USB-C to DisplayPort cable that allows your laptops to use external monitors.
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Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Jul 24 2017, 12:55 pm
Our Quick Look at the Azpen A848 Projector Tablet
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Jun 29 2017, 8:41 amADATA Updates External Hard Drive Range with HD710 Pro and New HD650More options for durable, great value, and widely compatible storage expansion
Taipei, Taiwan – June 22, 2017 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of highperformance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today launched the HD710 Pro durable external hard drive alongside an addition to the best-selling HD650 range. The HD710 Pro improves on its HD710 predecessor by exceeding IP68 dust and water proofing plus military-grade shock resistance. It enhances the safeguarding of stored data against accidents, damage, and the rigors of active lifestyles, and is available in four colors. The HD710 Pro offers up to 4TB capacity. The refreshed HD650 arrives in a stylish light blue over black color scheme, also providing 4TB capacity – a new milestone for unpowered USB external hard drives. Together, these two new USB 3.1 models bolster the ADATA external hard drive portfolio, giving consumers more choice.HD710 Pro: more durable and bigger than beforeThe original HD710 proved quite successful for ADATA on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. The HD710 Pro improves on it with enhanced dust and water proofing that boosts its durability for use in harsh environments and the outdoors. It exceeds IEC IP68 requirements, being completely dust-tight and able to withstand up to 60-minute submersion in 2 meters of water. It also meets and passes MIL-STD 810G 516.6 requirements, surviving shocks and impacts associated with drops from up to 1.5 meters. The HD710 Pro uses a custom triple-layered protective build and implements G-Shock sensor technology that stops and restarts drive activity when shocks or vibrations are detected to prevent data corruption. The drive features an ergonomic USB port cover for effortless open/close, and a useful wraparound groove for storing its USB cable. Red, yellow, and blue variants are available in 1TB/2TB, while the black version goes up to 3! TB/4TB.HD650: new shade of a proven classic in all-new 4TBLike the HD710 Pro, the HD650 also uses tough triple-layered construction to protect stored data, and features the same G-Shock sensor technology. The refreshed HD650 ships in a light blue over black color scheme and most importantly offers consumers up to 4TB capacity, double the 2TB maximum on previously-released HD650 drives. This capacity was traditionally only possible on bulky external drives that required a dedicated power supply, and so the updated HD650 is a major step in offering users efficiency, good value, and increased storage expansion through widely-compatible USB 3.1.AvailabilityThe HD710 Pro and HD650 will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com
HD710 Pro: http://www.adata.com/en/
Canon U.S.A. Celebrates National Camera Day With the Announcement of Two New DSLR Cameras
EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Cameras Provide Photographers with Improved Features over PredecessorsMELVILLE, N.Y., June 29, 2017 – In celebration of the innovation behind today’s generation of high-quality digital SLR cameras on National Camera Day, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the new EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR cameras designed for advanced-amateur and entry-level photographers, respectively. The EOS 6D Mark II camera is ideal for budding photographers looking to take their creative DSLR photography skills to the next level by shooting with a Full-frame CMOS sensor DSLR camera to capture beautiful high-quality portraits and striking landscapes, even in low-light situations. The EOS Rebel SL2 is a small, light, and compact camera with high-performance capability that allows users to get creative when capturing their special family moments or travel experiences.
“It seems fitting that today, a day set aside to commemorate the invention of a tool that forever changed how we view the world, we introduce two new DSLR cameras to the Canon family,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “In an industry where choices are abundant, providing consumers with the photographic tools that match their developing skill levels as they continue to embrace their passion for photography is a long-standing goal of Canon and stands at the core of our research and development. The new EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR cameras are the result of Canon’s dedication to providing a wide range of camera choices for photographers of all skill levels, whether it’s someone taking their first picture or video with a DSLR camera or those looking to make the jump to a Full-Frame sensor camera.”
“After just one day in Yellowstone National Park with the EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera, it was clear that the camera is greatly improved over its predecessor,” said acclaimed nature photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones. “Landscape and nature photographers will be very happy. The new and improved autofocus is way ahead of the previous generation and performed extremely well, even in very low-light situations.”
EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera
Designed with enthusiast photographers in mind, Canon’s popular and versatile EOS 6D DLSR camera historically served as the gateway for enthusiasts to step-up to Full-Frame DSLR cameras. The EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera features several enhancements over its predecessor model, and its benefits include:
- 26.2 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
- Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System1
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection & Full HD 60p
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-40000
- Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD
- Built-in Wi-Fi®2, NFC3, Bluetooth®4 and GPS technology
- High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.5 fps
- Dust- & Water-resistant
The EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR camera features several other enhancements over its predecessor model, the EOS Rebel SL1, including:
- 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD Touch-Screen,
- Built-in Wi-Fi®2, NFC3 and Bluetooth®4 Technology
- Full HD 60p & External Microphone Input
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-25600
- Optical Viewfinder with a 9-point AF System
- Feature Assistant
- Small and Lightweight Body
Quake World Championships Start Today!
The world’s best players are squaring off for their cut of the 1 million dollar prize pool at the Quake World Championships.
Qualifiers start today for both EU and NA – Click here for more information on the tournament and live stream schedule.
Watch live at twitch.tv/QuakeChampions
CORSAIR GLAIVE RGB Gaming Mouse Review @ NikKTech
If you’re out in the market for a new gaming mouse and you care not about having a plethora of buttons ready under your thumb then the Glaive RGB by Corsair with its aggressive design, excellent build quality, interchangeable grips, 3-zone illumination and highly accurate (not to mention blazing fast) PMW3367 optical sensor by PixArt should be at the top of your to buy list.
Alienware 17 R4 Gaming Laptop @ HothardwareDell updated its Alienware 17 gaming laptop at PAX West 2016 with NVIDIA Pascal graphics, but at the time Intel’s quad-core Kaby Lake mobile processors weren’t available yet. It was a short-lived update, however, as the Kaby Lake-powered Alienware 17 was announced a short time later at the start of the Consumer Electronics Show this past January. Today, we’re checking out the newest Alienware 17 R4 gaming laptop featuring the latest of both technologies. The chassis may look familiar, but its all-new on the inside with two 7th-Generation Intel Core i7 processor and four NVIDIA Pascal graphics options available…
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Jun 28 2017, 1:29 pm
TechwareLabs Unboxing the EVGA GTX 1070 FTW2
This powerful gaming video card from EVGA is everything you will need to game at 1080 and 4K for a while. The GTX 1070 FTW2 has built in RGB LED’s as well as the iCX cooling system and is capable of excellent overclocking.
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Jun 28 2017, 11:30 am
ROCCAT gives away 20 Leadr gaming mice to best World of Warcraft raid guildLead the Charge! Tomb of Sargeras has opened its doors on mythic difficulty. All over the planet, the best raid guilds engage in the race for the World’s first kill of Kil’Jaeden, the final encounter in World of Warcraft’s newest raid instance.
ROCCAT will give away twenty Leadr wireless gaming mice to the victor of the challenge in order to honor their achievement. We wish all guilds the best of luck!
Hamburg, June 28th 2017 – Today, Blizzard has opened the latest raid instance in the popular MMO-phenomenon World of Warcraft, “Tomb of Sargeras” in Mythic difficulty level. Nine ever more challenging bosses await the players and will test their skill and perseverance on the highest level. As a final trial, raiders will have to overcome Kil’Jaeden, one of Azeroths most powerful creatures. Many professional guilds all over the globe sharpen their blades, pick up their shields and warmup their spells and get ready to engage in the challenges before them. The players of these guilds invest enormous amounts of work and time into being the first guild on the planet that conquers the instance as a whole.
While there is much recognition of these players and guilds by the World of Warcraft and overall gaming community, there are no rewards offered for this outstanding achievement by Blizzard or any other company. While most esport athletes all over the world get rewarded in some way or another, the professional World of Warcraft raiders only receive the fame associated with their performance.
We at ROCCAT are active World of Warcraft players as well. Therefore, we want to offer a token of our appreciation to the hardcore raiders out there, which is why we have decided to give away a free ROCCAT Leadr to all players involved in the world’s first kill of Kil’Jaeden, the final boss of Tomb of Sargeras. It is only apt, that these players receive the best wireless mouse there is on the market today. A true leader in his game should make no compromises – Leadr enables those ambitious gamers to do just that.
Be a Leader, play with Leadr.
Follow the race for World First at this link.
Sharkoon SHARK ZONE Gaming Seat – MSRP 299 Euros
Sharkoon SHARK ZONE GS10 Premium Gaming Seat | Seat Cover Material from Synthetic Leather | Robust Steel Frame Construction | Flexible 3D Adjustable Armrests | Advanced Suspension and Tilt Control System for Better Total Control | Adjustable Backrest from 90° to 160° | Class-4 Gas Lift | 120 kg Maximum Weight Capacity | 60 mm Wheels | Head and Lumbar Cushion from Synthetic Leather | MSRP 299 Euros
Sharkoon expands their range of gaming chairs with another model: The Sharkoon SHARK ZONE GS10 Premium Gaming Seat, from the SHARK ZONE product family, is available in typical black-yellow design. Attractive for gamers who already have SHARK ZONE series products and are looking for a chair with the right look, yet it is also for lovers of the striking style of the series.
The manufacturer again focuses on a sporty-sleek design with supportive, high-density foam padding on the seat and backrest. It utilizes a robust steel frame construction, similar to the already available SKILLER series (SGS3) seats, with a diameter of 20 to 22 millimeters.
Visually, the new premium gaming seat is kept primarily in black, with yellow highlights and design elements. The nonslip cover is made from easy to clean synthetic leather with precise embroidered logos. The head and lumbar cushions are also made from synthetic leather, likewise with SHARK ZONE design.
Additionally, its ergonomics are not lacking. With its 3D armrests, the GS10 allows individual sitting postures since the armrests can be adjusted for every arm length, desired height and to any individual horizontal angle. For a comfortable sitting position, and for extended breaks, the backrest can be set and locked at a wide range between 90° to 160°. Plus, a spring-loaded tilt function is also included, in which the tilt angle lock adjusts and locks into a stable, desired position from 0° to 14°.
A robust class-4 gas lift offers maximum weight capacity to 120 kg and easy adjustments to the seat height. The 60 mm wheels, fitted on an aluminium five-star base, offers mobility on all even surfaces.
The Sharkoon SHARK ZONE GS10 Premium Gaming Seat is now available for the suggested retail price of 299 euros from authorized retailers.
Thermaltake Launches New Tempered Glass Edition Chassis Series
Core V71, Core V51, Suppressor F51
Aesthetic Appeal with Great Performance
Taipei, Taiwan－June 27th 2017－Thermaltake, a leading brand in high-end PC components, today released the latest addition to the Core V Series and the Suppressor F Series, theCore V71 Tempered Glass Edition Full Tower Chassis, Core V51 Tempered Glass Edition Mid Tower Chassis, and Suppressor F51 Tempered Glass Edition Mid Tower Chassis. With a 4mm thick tempered glass window, a riser GPU support bracket, and full assembly capacity and expandability for advanced watercooled systems, the new Thermaltake Tempered Glass Edition Chassis Series is perfectly made for PC DIY enthusiasts. The enlarged window design with premium-quality guarantees the durability of the panel whilst allowing users to fully admire all components in the system. Whichever case you choose, the Tempered Glass Edition Chassis Series is designed with dual GPU placement layout that enables users to mount the GPUs horizontally or vertically. Inside the cases also come with a riser GPU support bracket. The bracket is used for prevent the graphic card from sagging when it is installed vertically. In addition, the Tempered Glass Edition Chassis Series features spacious interior for high-end system compatibility, supporting motherboards up to standard E-ATX, long graphic cards, multiple 3.5”/2.5” and 5.25” storage devices, and air/liquid cooling solutions.
The new Thermaltake Tempered Glass Edition Chassis Series will be available for online ordering soon. Please contact the local Thermaltake sales representative for further information.
Further information about the Thermaltake Tempered Glass Edition Chassis Series is available on:
Core V71 TG Edition – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003076
Core V51 TG Edition – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003075
Suppressor F51 TG Edition – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003077Cougar Panzer Review @ ocaholicWith the Panzer, Cougar has yet another case in its portfolio. This tower costs almost 80 Euro and for this kind of money you get a well-built case with a lot of space on the inside as well as an aggressive design. Like the bigger brother Panzer Max, the new Panzer comes with a PSU cover and a good list of features like two solid tempered glass panels. Furthermore this case is compatible with watercooling system and 360mm radiators.
Linksys EA9500 MAX-STREAM AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review @ NikKTech
USB performance may not be the strong point of the EA9500 MAX-STREAM AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router and it does carry a high price tag but with by far the best wireless performance in our charts and with a total of 8 RJ45 Gigabit ports potential buyers shouldn’t have much to think about.
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Jun 23 2017, 7:52 pm
TechwareLabs First Look at the Azpen A848 Projector Tablet and D100 Bluetooth and Qi Dock All
Our first look at these two products could be a match made in video conferencing heaven. This is perfect for businesses, sales, and traveling executives OTG. Stay tuned for our full review, but for now take a look at our video overview.
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Jun 23 2017, 11:17 amCharts CPU Performance Content Creation: 16 CPUs tested – AMD Ryzen 7 1800X @ 4.0 GHz DDR4-3066 @ ocaholicThese days there are basically two different groups of customers who demand lots of processing power: content creators and gamers, while this 2D performance comparison is targeting content creators. After having had a look at the following pages you’ll have an overview on how fast recent CPUs are in regarding a variety of programs, may it be video encoding, rendering, …Team T-Force Dark ROG DDR4-3000 16GB Memory Kit Review @ TweakTownTeam Group’s impressive T-Force Dark ROG-certified DDR4-3000 16GB dual-channel memory kit gets fully tested.
We are currently giving away a VisionTek Radeon RX 570 graphics card. Hit this link for your chance to win!PCMark 10 is now available to everyone from the Futuremark website and from Steam.Following the launch of PCMark 10 Professional Edition at the start of the month, today we are releasing PCMark 10 Basic Edition, a free benchmark for home users, and PCMark 10 Advanced Edition, which adds more tests and features for enthusiasts.PCMark 10 is the latest version in our series of industry standard PC benchmarks. Updated for Windows 10 with new and improved tests, PCMark 10 is also faster and easier to use.
PCMark benchmarks measure the performance of your PC using tests based on real-world applications and activities. In PCMark 10, these tests include everyday tasks like browsing websites, video chat, writing and spreadsheets, photo and video editing, and playing games.Run the main benchmark and you’ll get a PCMark 10 score that you can use to compare your PC with other systems or to see the impact of Windows updates and hardware upgrades.PCMark 10 updates many of the tests in PCMark 8 and adds new ones too. With its new and improved workloads, the main PCMark 10 benchmark takes less than half the time of the equivalent test in PCMark 8.Each benchmark run produces a high-level benchmark score, mid-level test group scores, and low-level workload scores to give you a detailed view of your PC’s performance. Thanks to a brand new feature, you can also compare results side by side in the app.PCMark 10 shares the same style of user interface as 3DMark and VRMark. With its familiar layout, it’s easy to start benchmarking with PCMark 10.PCMark 10 benchmarkThe main PCMark 10 benchmark test measures your PC’s performance for a wide range of activities from everyday essentials and productivity applications to demanding work with digital media content.PCMark 10 ExpressPCMark 10 Express is a shorter benchmark that focuses on basic home PC use. It includes the Essentials and Productivity test groups. It is less demanding than the main PCMark 10 benchmark.PCMark 10 ExtendedPCMark 10 Extended expands the main PCMark 10 benchmark with demanding gaming tests that measure GPU and CPU performance. The PCMark 10 Extended benchmark gives you a complete view of your PC’s performance for the widest range of activities.PCMark 10 Advanced Edition – $23.99 until July 5, then $29.99
- The industry standard PC performance benchmark for Windows.
- Relevant, real-world tests covering a wide range of everyday activities.
- Accurate and impartial, ideal for comparing systems and choosing upgrades.
- Created in cooperation with leading hardware and software companies.
PCMark 10 Basic Edition – FREE
- Easy to use, no technical know-how needed.
- Works with all types of PC, from desktops to tablets.
- Includes the PCMark 10, Express and Extended benchmarks.
- Explore your PC’s performance with custom runs.
- In-depth hardware monitoring graphs.
- Compare results side by side in the app.
- Automatically save your results offline.
Special launch offers until July 5Save 20% on PCMark 10 Advanced EditionPCMark 10 $23.99, usually $29.99Save even more when you buy a benchmark bundle.PCMark 10 + 3DMark $21.37, usually $44.99PCMark 10 + 3DMark + VRMark $25.11, usually $59.99Buy from Futuremark: https://www.futuremark.com/
- Unlimited runs with the main PCMark 10 test.
- Other benchmarks, features, and settings are locked.
benchmarks/pcmark10Buy from Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/ app/524390/PCMark_10/