We've been fans of Metadot's Das Keyboard models ever since the first one debuted back in 2005. These mechanical keyboards started off as a sort of throwback to the clicky IBM Model M planks from a million years ago, though one unique feature of the Das Keyboard is that you could get a version with unlabeled keys for added geek points. There have been a few different iterations through the years, and now there's a new model -- the Das Keyboard 4, which Metadot says is the most significant update to the series since the original.
Consumerist will not award EA with third straight crown
Time Warner Cable has passed Electronic Arts for the title of Worst Company in America in the first round of voting. According to Consumerist, it was only by a slim margin that Time Warner Cable edged past EA by garnering 51.2 percent of the votes in order to proceed onto the next round of the poll.
Razer has hard time convincing manufacturers to jump on board
Project Christine might never happen due to a lack of third-party involvement, according to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. The modular desktop PC, revealed back in January, was supposed to be a way to bring PC gaming to consumers in an easy format without the difficulties and complications of swapping out parts. However, due to a lack of support and interest from manufacturers, it appears that the conceept will never see the light of day.
Microsoft and Nokia are both anxious to finalize a $7.2 billion transaction in which the former will become the new owner of substantially all of the latter's Devices and Services business, but not all regulatory authorities around the world are quite as excited. Specifically, certain antitrust authorities in Asia are still conducting a review and it's now expected the deal will become finalized in April.
Microsoft's former chief is now unsure how long he'll remain on the board of directors
Steve Ballmer became of the face of Microsoft after being named the company's chief executive officer in January 2000. It's a demanding position, to say the least, and after 14 years at the helm, he finally relinquished the role, with Satya Nadella taking over last month. With his time suddenly freed up to think about things, Ballmer's been reflecting on what to do next and whether or not that includes remaining on Microsoft's board of directors.
One of Nvidia's hardware partners is getting ready to roll out a line of GeForce GTX 780 graphics cards with twice as much memory as reference. EVGA sent out emails announcing plans to refresh its GeForce GTX 780 family with 6GB models, including at least one SKU that will feature the company's ACX cooling solution. They'll also be featured in EVGA's Step-Up program, which allows users who purchased an EVGA graphics card within the last 90 days to upgrade to the new model by paying the difference in price.
Support for XP might be ending, but the world is not
Security outfit F-Secure has published its Threat Report for the second half of 2013, which provides a detailed look at the threat landscape as well as trends in malware. It also contains some advice for Windows XP users who aren't planning to upgrade to a newer OS once support ends on April 8, 2014. Whether the decision to stick with XP is based on contractual obligations or other reasons, F-Secure says "all is not lost" for businesses and users who ride it out.
"Integrated graphics rock!," said no gamer ever. Hey, Intel and AMD deserve all kinds of props for making today's integrated graphics solutions less crappy than ever, but what gamer is content with settling for "less crappy" graphics? Only the budget-constrained, but you needn't spend $500 onwards to game at 1080p. For example, check out today's top deal for an MSI N660 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Graphics Card for $179 with free shipping (normally $210 - use coupon code: [EMCPGHP87]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate and free Daylight game wiith purchase). This Kepler card comes factory overclocked and cooled by MSI's custom Twin Frozr III apparatus, which the company claims lowers temps by 19 degress and reduces noise by 12.9dB compared to reference coolers.
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Missing bitcoins apparently found in an ‘old-format’ wallet previously thought to be empty
The defunct Bitcoin exchange, which last month filed for bankruptcy in Japan after losing close to 850,000 bitcoins (including 100,000 of its own) to a “bug in the Bitcoin system,” now says it recently found 200,000 bitcoins in an “old-format” wallet previously believed to be empty.
New clutter-free interface comes three years after last major design change
Mozilla on Thursday released a new beta build of its flagship product. Not only does the Firefox 29 beta with its minimalist ‘Australis’ interface bear a striking resemblance to Chrome, it also packs a much-improved Chrome-like approach to browser syncing.