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If you are building a LAN box, HTPC or a Steam Machine, I highly recommend reading our evaluation of the GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-WIFI LGA 1150 motherboard today.
GIGABYTE’s Z97N WiFi has a lot to offer small form factor PC enthusiasts. Many hardware enthusiasts have gravitated to the "less is more" approach over the years, but it is easier now than ever. GIGABYTE's latest SFF offering proves good things come in small packages and it won't break the bank.
Oh no! Mobilegeddon is upon us! Damn you Google! Damn you for crushing millions of small businesses! Thanks to Zarathustra[H] for the link.
The algorithm will start favoring mobile-friendly websites (ones with large text, easy-to-click links, and that resize to fit whatever screen they're viewed on) and ranking them higher in search. Websites that aren't mobile-friendly will get demoted.
When you die in a game, no one is there to tell you how your work could be better. You’ve simply failed. People tell me you learn the rules of games like Bloodborne. Articles promise me the game itself will teach me how to improve, but I don’t believe them. Every failure brings me no lessons -- just shame and humiliation. Ridicule from other fans, even when I succeed.
You know that refund we said we'd give you for fraudulent charges to your Google Play store account? Just kidding!
In her complaint, filed in a US District Court in Eastern California, Harvey also says that when she reported the incident to Google, representatives from the company didn't believe her claims. Even after she convinced them that the transactions were fraudulent, Harvey alleges the company never made good on its promise to reimburse her.
If your Rockstar Social Club account has been hijacked, you are not alone. Rockstar states that its network hasn't been compromised and that accounts are being reverted back to the original owners as we speak.
"For the accounts affected, we are in the process of reverting those accounts back to their original owners. As a reminder, it is a good policy to ensure that the Rockstar Games Social Club account username and password is not shared across multiple websites on the internet."
While the goggles may look a bit goofy, I actually like Mini's take on augmented reality. The hardware used to power the goggles is pretty damn impressive as well.
Mounted on top of the thick, rubberized frame is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 chipset, the same one inside the Samsung Galaxy S5, running Android (4.4 Kit Kat) and using its Vuforia AR software. That processes all the information from the sensors and wireless connection inside the car, while graphics are project onto a second layer of glass through 720p screens – one of the reasons the goggles are so damn thick.
Modders Inc. has the In Win D-Frame Mini on the test bench today. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here.
We have all heard the saying "good things come in small packages". Sometimes this is true while other times it is not even close. With the move to smaller is better in the world of computers, there are times when you have to give something up to gain the small form factor. It might limit you to the type of hardware you can use, or the style and even overall usability.
Adobe Flash Player having a vulnerability? That's unheard of. This must be some sort of mistake.
A vulnerability in some versions of Adobe Flash Player could be exploited by ill-intended actors to spy on user activity via built-in webcam and microphone, without generating a notification that the components are accessed.
AMD successfully completed its five-year environmental goals spanning 2009 to 2014. At non-manufacturing sites, greenhouse gas emissions declined 24 percent (compared to a 5 percent goal), water use per employee declined 55 percent (compared to a 20 percent goal), and waste diverted from landfills reached 74 percent worldwide (compared to a 70 percent goal).
AMD achieved these results through a variety of methods including consolidating data centers, facility conservation projects, sourcing renewable energy, and employee green team projects. AMD’s data center consolidation project (2012-2014) moved servers to AMD’s LEED™ certified data center in Atlanta, Georgia1, creating one of the largest internal cloud computing infrastructures in the world at the time. The project saved 14,000 megawatts of energy, equivalent to 6,650 metric tons of CO2 emissions, and over $1 million USD in energy costs. Additionally, AMD implemented programs to optimize office space, like adjusting work station layouts and establishing a formal telework program in North America.
Intel was named one of the world's best corporate citizens by Corporate Reputation Magazine (CR Magazine) in their annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking. Intel moved up the list to number 7. The list ranks companies based on environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance and philanthropy. Check out Intel's Corporate Responsibility Report to learn more about Intel's efforts.
While no real specifics were given, at least one politician is calling for "increased jail time and restitution" for anyone convicted of swatting.
Sen. Schumer issued a press release today announcing that he is introducing legislation in the Senate that would increase penalties for those engaging in swatting, make those convicted of related crimes pay restitution to police, and close a loophole in federal law that would make it illegal for these wrongdoers to evade the law by disguising their identity.
International Business Machines Corp reported a 12 percent fall in first-quarter revenue as the technology company continues to shed unprofitable businesses to focus on cloud-computing initiatives. Shares in the world's largest technology services company flitted around the unchanged mark in after-hours trading.
When you download your past searches, a copy of your history will be saved securely to the Takeout folder in Google Drive. You can download the files to your computer if you want a copy on your computer. Depending on the amount of data you’re downloading, you may be have more than one file in your Takeout folder with your history in it.
Arguing that the National Federation of the Blind lacked standing to sue under the ADA is an interesting tactic. I think Uber might want to invest a little money in lawyers that specialize in these types of lawsuits.
In a decision late Friday night, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins in San Jose, California, said the plaintiffs could pursue a claim that Uber is a "travel service" subject to potential liability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The judge also rejected Uber's arguments that the plaintiffs, including the National Federation of the Blind of California, lacked standing to sue under the ADA and state laws protecting the disabled.
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced another great competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE X99 CHAMPION CHALLENGE, to be hosted this May on HWBOT.org. This new challenge gives the community a chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE X99 platform by tweaking both the CPU and graphics side of things. By participating, overclockers have the chance to win $2,800 USD in cash prizes and some exciting hardware, including the leader of them all, the X99-SOC Champion!
Attention overclocker nation. You have until May 1st 2015 to get your platform ready and jump in to become the X99 Champion! To make your way up to the grand prize of $1,500 USD, you’ll have to collect the most points by submitting your best scores in 6 different stages designed to test both your CPU and Graphics card overclocking skills. Do you feel up to the challenge? Good luck to all!!
Points will be given to the top ranking scores in each stage. The top 3 participants with the most points at the end of the challenge will win cash prizes. You also have the chance to win some great hardware via 3 lucky draws. Lucky Draw #1 will be rewarding participants that submitted scores with temperatures set above 25 Celsius, Lucky Draw #2 will be rewarding participants that submitted scores with temperatures set below 25 Celsius, and Lucky Draw #3 will be rewarding participants that submitted the lowest score. Please see the contest rules for more details.
"E-waste" is defined as any device with a battery or electric cord, which the owner doesn’t intend to reuse. A report released by the United Nations University on Sunday revealed that in 2014 alone, citizens world over generated an epic 41.8 million tonnes of it. Depressingly, of that, roughly only 6.5 million tonnes were taken in for recycling. As the toxic legacy of our digital age, e-waste stands to affect everything from our health to our environment.
The crew at FrostyTech has posted a review of the Scythe Mugen Max SCMGD-1000 today. If you are cooler shopping, head on over and check out the full review.
"Scythe's Mugen Max heatsink weighs 870grams and stands 166mm tall. The heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes which are soldered to a 2mm thick nickel plated copper base plate. The heatpipes are swaged into a 113x145x84mm aluminum fin stack which is roughly broken up into four nearly-separate cooling towers.
He proposed that Google buy Tesla outright — with a healthy premium, the company would have cost about $6 billion at the time — and pony up another $5 billion in capital for factory expansions. He also wanted guarantees that Google wouldn’t break up or shut down his company before it produced a third-generation electric car aimed at the mainstream auto market. He insisted that Page let him run a Google-owned Tesla for eight years, or until it began pumping out such a car. Page accepted the overall proposal and shook on the deal.
Grand Theft Auto V has finally been released on the PC. In this preview we will look at some video card comparisons in performance, maximize graphics settings at 1440p and 4K. We will briefly test AMD CHS Shadow and NVIDIA PCSS shadow and talk about them. We will even see if SLI and CrossFire work.
Members of Congress - most of whom can’t secure their own websites, and some of whom don’t even use email - are trying to force a dangerous "cybersecurity" bill down the public’s throat. Everyone’s privacy is in the hands of people who, by all indications, have no idea what they’re talking about.