Software piracy has been the bane of Microsoft's existence ever since the first copy of Windows was pirated. Since then, it's been a cat and mouse game between Microsoft and software pirates, but when it comes to Windows 10, it looks like Microsoft is willing to call a truce. More specifically, reports have emerged that Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to all Windows users, even those running non-genuine copies.
Cougar on Monday announced the arrival of its QBX, the "most advanced compact gaming case" around. According to Cougar, there are three reasons the QBX stands out from the crowd. The first is its compact dimensions -- the small form factor (SFF) chassis measures 178 (W) x 260 (H) x 368 (D) millimeters, or 7 (W) x 10.2 (H) x 14.5 (D) inches and can only swallow up mini-ITX motherboards.
Nvidia finally made official a new flagship graphics card today, the mighty GeForce Titan X, and right on cue are the barrage of announcements from system builders flaunting the availability of the successor to Titan Z. That includes boutique builder Digital Storm, which is now (or soon) offering the Titan X in various configurations inside its Aventum, Bolt, and Velox desktop product lines.
When Windows 10 launches in its final form to the public later this year, it will come with a smaller footprint than what you might be used to. That's because Microsoft is making a concerted effort to reduce the storage space necessary for a Windows 10 device, and there are two ways the Redmond is going about it -- compression and recovery enhancements. Microsoft explains both in a blog post.
Imagine being told that you're in danger for the next couple of days and that there's nothing you can do about it but sit tight and wait it out. Talk about suckage. Well, that's essentially what the OpenSSL Project just did, though there's a reason behind it. The OpenSSL Project announced plans to plug up several security holes, including one that's classified as "high severity," in a series of updates scheduled for March 19.
Remember when mechanical keyboards were few and far between? That all changed in the last several years and what was once a niche market is quickly becoming a crowded field. Go ahead and add one more model to the growing list of options as Tesoro brings its Lobera Spectrum mechanical keyboard featuring RGB per-key illumination and a few other notable bullet points to North America.
Intel’s quasi-barebones NUC PC is back for round three, with the sexy-named “NUC5i5RYK” SKU leading the charge. Equipped with Intel’s i5-5250U dual-core CPU, clocked at 1.6GHz, the processor still comes soldered to the NUC’s motherboard. And once again, owners will have to bring their own OS to the party.
Technically there's a bezel on Acer's new 25-inch H257HU monitor. However, Acer's marketing the display as having a "zero-frame design" that both maximizes the viewing area and provides a more seamless viewing experience for multi-monitor setups. Having looked at pictures, I won't argue the point too much, just that there are bezels, though nowhere near as thick as my Dell U3011 (except on the bottom).
Go ahead and apply the standard disclaimer about leaked specs not being verified or official, because that's certainly the case here. Disclaimer aside, we hope that unconfirmed specifications of the AMD's forthcoming Radeon R9 390X graphics card turn out to be accurate, because if they are, it's going to be a potent part that's up to 60 percent faster than AMD's Radeon R9 290X.