Johnathan Nightingale is stepping down as Mozilla's vice president of Firefox and leaving the company effective March 31. Before he leaves, he wants you to know that Firefox is in a good place, that "2014 was an incredible year," and that Mozilla today is stronger than it's ever been. He also knows that his departure will have people questioning all those things and will bring out the trolls.
Think you're having a bad day? Try having your computer case go up in flames. You'd think a faulty power supply would be to blame in such instances, but apparently an HDD dock can be problematic, too. If you own an Aerocool Strike-X ST case, stop using the HDD dock immediately. Aerocool has issued a recall and is in the process of replacing faulty circuit boards in the HDD dock that can melt the case and catch fire.
Bringing home a new monitor is an underrated experience when you think about it. First, it's not too often that it gets it replaced (we see you nodding your head in front of your CRT). And secondly, it's the window to your PC and what you'll be staring at. Just about everything you do on your PC is beamed to your display. If you need a new one, there are plenty of deals out there, include today's top deal for an Acer H6 27-inch Monitor for $195 with $1 shipping (normally $210 - use coupon code: [EMCANKV47]). It has an IPS panel and various input options.
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Rumor has it that AMD is getting ready to release its A8-7650K APU on February 20 in Japan, and presumably other parts of the world soon after. The chips is based on AMD's Kaveri architecture and features an unlocked multiplier. Combined with a price tag that's estimated to be around $117 in Japan, the A8-7650K will be a relatively affordable option for overclockers working with a budget.
When's the last time you fired up a monitor and thought, "Wow, the speakers in this thing are amazing!"? Probably never. The best you can really hope for from the tinny cans that manufactures shove inside of monitors is serviceable audio, but more often than not, they simply suck. Granted, nobody goes shopping for a monitor and puts audio quality at the top of their list, but c'mon, is this the best the industry can do? Maybe not. Asus promises a better audio experience with its new Designo MX27AQ, a 27-inch WQHD (2560x1440) monitorwith embedded ICEpower Bang & Olufsen technology.
Maybe Microsoft is still scarred from having to take a $900 million charge on unsold Surface RT tablets a year and a half ago, or perhaps a refresh is around the bend. Either way, the Redmond outfit is trying its best to entice people to pick up a Surface Pro 3 tablet. It started earlier this month when Microsoft slashed $100 off the price of every model except the entry-level configuration, and now that too is included in the sale. You can save even more if trade up from an older Surface.
It is hard to believe that the Raspberry Pi has been around for three years already. Launched back in 2012, the credit card-sized PC attracted quite a bit of attention due to its $35 price and potential ability to encourage programming with children. Today, it was revealed that over 5 million units of Raspberry Pi have been sold to date.
Much like what Alienware did with its Alpha console, CyberPower PC is transforming its Steam Machine into a Windows box (you can thank Valve’s delay of its hardware initiative for that). CyberPower PC is branding its new line of PCs under its Syber Vapor line, which is an obvious nod to Valve’s “Steam” nomenclature. Unlike the Alienware Alpha, however, there is no proprietary 10-foot UI here. Rather, the Vapor boots directly into Steam’s Big Picture Mode. CyberPower PC is billing the Vapor as “the ultimate PC gaming console,” and with some minor quibbles aside, we think the company makes a pretty compelling argument.
Rumor has it that Intel is delaying Skylake until the end of August, but if you're not wanting to wait that long (or longer) to build a new system, there's no shame in sticking with Haswell -- it's far from chopped liver. Sound like a plan? If so, check out today's top deal for an Intel Core i7 4790 Haswell CPU for $290 with free shipping (normally $310 - use coupon code: [EMCANKV24]). This quad-core part runs at 3.6GHz to 4GHz and and has 8MB of L3 cache.
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One thing I've noticed over the last few months is an increased focus on mini ITX builds. New cases like In Win's funky D-Frame Mini and Corsair's LAN-friendly Graphite Series 380T underscore a growing desire to build high-end systems with smaller footprints, but what about the parts that go inside them? It's mostly an issue with graphics cards, and while some mini ITX cases can accept full-length cards, others don't have the space. For those that fall into the latter category, Asus just expanded its mini ITX graphics card line with a shortened version of the GeForce GTX 960.