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We are giving away a Minecraft-themed Gigabyte Brix Pro GB-BXi5-4570R bare-bones mini PC. This machine features a desktop quad-core 2.7GHz Core i5-4570R and a massive 128MB L4 cache that puts it above regular Haswell CPUs. To make this Brix Pro more special, Maximum PC tasked case artist Jim Sailing of Smooth Creations to give it a luxurious Creeper look. To get this mini PC up and running, all you’ll need to do is add your own SSD or hard drive, RAM and OS.
We've seen our share of colorful motherboards with loud designs that scream, "Hey, look at me!" They're typically aimed at gamers, overclockers, and enthusiasts in general, and so is MSI's Z97S SLI Krait Edition motherboard, though it's an attention-getter for a different reason. Rather than draw eyeballs with flashing LEDs and a range of colors, MSI opted for a classy black and white scheme.
Samsung, one of the biggest participants in Google's Chromebook movement, is planning to cease all laptop sales in Europe, multiple outlets are reporting. The decision effectively ends Samsung's presence as a traditional PC player in Europe, as it doesn't sell deskop computers in the region, either. Samsung does, however, continue to sell tablet PCs and smartphones in Europe.
So, you've gone out and acquired one or two of Nvidia's new Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 980 or GTX 970 graphics cards, is that right? As our benchmarks show, you'll be happy with your purchase, and you may even see better results than we did when applying the latest WHQL-certified drivers. No need to wait -- Nvidia's GeForce 344.16 WHQL drivers are now to available to download and install.
First major complaint of the iPhone 6 Plus emerges
Some of Apple's iPhone launches have been marred by controversial design flaws, such as the iPhone 4's antenna issue in which Steve Jobs accused owners of holding their handsets the wrong way, and the iPhone 5's tendency to ruin photos with a purple flare when there's a bright light source (a side effect of the sapphire glass covering the phone's camera). Well, you can add the iPhone 6 Plus to the list -- some users are complaining that their ultra-thin iPhone 6 Plus phones are bending out of shape just by having the handsets in their pockets.
ARM on Wednesday unveiled its Cortex-M7 processor, a 32-bit part that offers double the compute and digital signal processing (DSP) capability of today's most powerful ARM-based MCUs. The company intends for its Cortex-M7 chip to find a home inside high-end embedded applications in next generation vehicles, connected devices (think: Internet of Things, or IoT), smart appliances, and more.
Seven years into the project, Titan's developers couldn't find the fun or passion.
Bad news if you were pinning your hopes on Titan being your next MMO after you've grown tired of World of Warcraft. After spending at least seven years in development, Blizzard has officially cancelled Titan, putting an end to a project that Blizzard ultimately decided it wasn't something it wanted to do at this time. On the bright side, Blizzard may still make another MMO someday, but for now, that's not the direction it wants to take.
The MHz/GHz race is pretty much over, hence why none of us own 10GHz processors at this point. In lieu of faster clockspeeds, chip makers have taken to architectural tweaks and piling on more cores. Enter Haswell-E, the latest and greatest consumer-side CPU series Intel has to offer. Looking to make the jump? Then check out today's top deal for an Intel Core i7 5820K Haswell-E CPU for $375 with free shipping (normally $390 - use coupon code: [EMCPAHG33]). This is a 6-core (12 threads) chip clocked at 3.3GHz with 15MB of L3 cache. Bear in mind it's the only Haswell-E chip (so far) to have 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes instead of 40, though that's still a heck of a lot more than Haswell, which has 16. For more on Intel's newest architecture, see our Haswell-E review.
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Oculus confirms that Crescent Bay prototype isn't for sale
If you recently ordered an Oculus Rift development kit 2, but are still waiting for it to arrive, you might be wondering if Oculus will let you hold off on DK2 in favor of the newer, snazzier Crescent Bay prototype. At least, that’s a situation we found ourselves in.
One of my favorite mice of all time is Razer's original DeathAdder. Back before I wore the thing out, it felt comfortable, was lightweight and responsive, and didn't overburden me with too many buttons. Just an all-around solid mouse that Razer claims is still the best-selling gaming rodent since it was released in 2006. Fast forward to today and the original is now better than ever -- Razer just announced the DeathAdder Chroma, essentially a tweaked version of the original with a higher DPI and fancy lights.