Nvidia says its been working with publisher 2K Games and developer Turtle Rock Studios to make Evolve "awesome on the PC." Part of that means a new driver release -- Nvidia's Game Ready 347.52 WHQL drivers are now available to download, offering day one support for the anticipated shooter. The latest driver package also contains one-click game setting optimizations within GeForce Experience.
Maintenance free liquid cooling options are all around, and many of them belong to Corsair -- the company's been releasing liquid CPU coolers at a ferocious pace, it seems. In fact, Corsair just announced two new chilly companions for your CPU, the Hydro Series H100i GTX with 240mm radiator and H80i GT with 120mm radiator. Both options feature a next generation cooling block like the one found on the recently released H110i GT.
Microsoft is giving away (or lending, if you prefer to view it that way) 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for two years when you sign up for for Bing Rewards, a free program that rewards you for using Bing (imagine that!). And if you're already a Bing Rewards member, you're eligible as well. There are no points required to cash in on this deal, you just have to stake your claim by February 28, 2015.
Privacy's a hot topic, especially since our innocence was shattered when former NSA subcontractor Edward Snowden confirmed that we can't even pass gas without the government knowing what we ate for lunch. Like it or not, it's the world we live in, though it doesn't mean we have to wave the white flag. To thwart more casual snoopers, Cherry's JD-0400EU Encrypted Wireless Keyboard and Mouse combo might do the trick.
Consumers have yet to fully embrace 4K Ultra HD displays, but now that the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has published the Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) 1.4a standard, it will only be a matter of time before 8K resolution panels end up on all-in-one PCs, laptops, and even mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The new standard replaces eDP 1.4 published a year ago this month.
Microsoft has been granted a patent for "Windows 365" by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and of course, the immediate reaction is that Windows is headed toward a subscription model similar to Office 365. Indeed that may be the case, though from everything that we know, it probably won't apply to Windows 10, which will remain a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users for the first year.
Biostar's been making a concerted effort to gain a reputation as a high-end hardware player, and it's doing it by releasing boards with enthusiast grade and sometimes unique feature-sets. We saw it last summer with the release of the TD85, a motherboard with half a dozen PCI-E slots intended for Bitcoin miners, and more recently with the Hi-F iZ97Z7. Continuing the trend, Biostar today launched the first in a new line of gaming hardware, the Gaming Z97X motherboard with USB 3.1 support.
Ever since the furor over GTX 970’s specs first erupted last month, AMD has been having plenty of fun rubbing salt into Nvidia’s self-inflicted wounds, reminding GTX 970 owners how Nvidia lied to them and asking those interested in getting a “real video card at a decent price” to go for one of its products instead. Seemingly convinced by the sales pitch, a former GTX 970 owner from Down Under recently took to AMD’s Facebook page to know about the odds of either the R9 390x or R9 380x making it to the market in time for GTA V’s PC release.
The Raspberry Pi 2 credit card-sized computer that went on sale a week back has been a talking point ever since. Initially, it was all about its many improvements over the first-gen Pi and the fact that it will eventually be to run a free version of Windows 10. Now, however, the focus (pun intended) has turned to its strange behavior when showered in xenon flash.
Current version of Project Spartan is said to be only marginally better than IE11 in HTML5 compliance
When it officially unveiled the Project Spartan (codename) browser last month, Microsoft said it would not be part of “our first few Insider builds.” It is hard to say how much longer we might have to wait for the first publicly available Windows 10 preview build with Project Spartan, but one thing is for sure: leaks, whether of entire builds or images therefrom, are never far off.