A few weeks back, some sites chanced upon Project Composer, an Evernote-esque note-taking tool Dropbox was testing silently. Curious as to what the fuss was all about, many flocked to the limited-access service, only to be turned away at the gates. While entry is still restricted, you can at least request an invite now.
It may only have been a few months since the first Broadwell CPUs (finally) hit the market, but Intel is already looking set to move on from the Haswell's troubled 14nm die shrink. Media reports in February suggested that the chip maker could showcase its 6th generation Skylake-S desktop chips at its IDF conference in August, a little later than previously expected. A Chinese website believes it knows which SKUs await us.
Thermaltake today debuted a full range of radiators that it claims are all designed for the most demanding and hardcore enthusiasts around. Not to be confused with your run-of-the-mill radiator, Thermaltake's new Pacific RL (over 50mm thickness) and R Series (under 50mm thickness) radiators are designed from high-quality German aerospace-grade materials and constructed with zinc to prevent corrosion, the company says.
Microsoft's cloud revenue more than doubled yet again
If it appears that Microsoft has its head in the cloud these days, it's because it does, and that's where it will likely stay for a long time to come. There's little incentive for Microsoft to change course at this point, as its commercial cloud revenue just grew 106 percent to $2.76 billion during the company's third quarter of fiscal 2015. It's the seventh quarter in a row that its commercial cloud revenue has doubled up.
In what ranks as a truly game changing announcement (literally), Valve has cleared the way for developers to sell their mods in the Steam Workshop. That also includes game content such as items and maps, all of which can be made available for sale directly in the Steam Workshop for titles that enable feature. Kicking off the initiative is Bethesda Softworks' The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which is free to play until April 26.
Curved monitors aren't new. Monitor's supporting Nvidia's G-Sync technology aren't new, either. But what is new and so far exclusive to Acer is a curved monitor with G-Sync baked in, the XR341CKA. We have to deduct 250 geek points from Acer for not coming up with a better name than that, but otherwise, kudos to the company for venturing into new territory, and in a big way. Literally.
AMD last month announced a handful of monitors supporting its FreeSync technology, the company's answer to Nvidia's G-Sync solution for ensuring smoother game play. One of those monitors was Benq's XL2730Z, a 27-inch display that's big on buzzwords and hype. It's also now shipping and avaiable to order online for $599 MSRP, slightly lower than we've seen it on virtual store shelves before Benq declared its as being officially available.
Well, it's about time! We know what you're thinking, "I'll jump on the DDR4 memory bandwagon and overhaul my rig as soon as a company comes out with a 128GB kit capable of running at 2,800MHz, and not a moment sooner!" We all pretty much share the same sentiment, right? Probably not, but for the 1 percenters out there who've been waiting for precisely such a kit, G.Skill has your back (and your wallet). G.Skill has just announced the world's only 128GB DDR4-2800 memory kit, which consists of eight 16GB modules.
Google is nothing if not ambitious. Of course, not everything Google touches turns to gold the way search and Gmail did -- we're looking at you Google Plus. So, we'll have to wait and see what impact Google's newest venture, Project Fi, has on the industry it's competing in (wireless phone service). In the meantime, let's have a look at what Project Fi is and what it could be.
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Ubisoft is celebrating the one year annivesary of Ghost Recon Phantoms—previously called Ghost Recon Online. There's a new team deathmatch mode that's being introduced to celebrate the anniversary. I've been a fan of the Tom Clancy series of games since the beginning. So, I figured it would be a nice gesture to say hey Ghost Recon, happy birthday, here are some subscriptions we can give to the fans!