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.
Also new is the the option to automatically pause plugin content
Each browser update usually contains no more than two or three noteworthy new features in this rapid-release-cycle era, and Chrome 42 is no exception. It entered beta a few days back with a couple of notable features — well, at least on the desktop front.
The video uploading process isn’t entirely automatic
YouTube has followed through on its January announcement that it was “working to support 360 degree videos in the coming weeks.” The Google-owned online streaming site announced in a blog post Friday that it now supports 360-degree video uploads. According to the site, the list of compatible 360-degree cameras includes Bublcam, Giroptic’s 360cam, IC Real Tech’s Allie, Kodak’s SP360 and Ricoh Theta.
A couple of years after its official release, Valve’s Steam for Linux initiative is making steady progress. It recently notched up a significant milestone when the number of Linux-compatible games on Steam breached the 1,000 mark.
On Monday, Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul (general manager, OSG data and fundamentals team) admitted to the company erring on the side of caution and being “conservative” about releasing Windows 10 Technical Preview builds. Five days later, even as Aul and his team were still dithering over whether to speed up the release cadence in deference to public demand, a new Windows 10 build quietly leaked onto the web. For those keeping score at home, build 10036 is the third to have become available to the public in this manner and the seventh to have become available at all.
Typically when a graphics company announces a new GPU, as Nvidia did yesterday with its GeForce GTX 960M and 950M additions, hardware partners follow suit with systems build around the parts. And so it goes, as today Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) unveiled the G501, a thin and light 15.6-inch gaming laptop with a 4K Ultra High Definition resolution powered by the GTX 960M.