ASUS Releases the WS X299 Pro Motherboard

ASUS Releases the WS X299 Pro Motherboard

 ASUS has now released the WS X299 Pro, a motherboard designed to be a workstation level platform for X299 processors. None of the features seem to stand out as making this motherboard a true ‘workstation’ motherboard, however, it does support multiple storage types (dual M.2 and a U.2), dual Intel network controllers, a COM port interface, and reinforced PCIe

Colorful Releases the iGame Z370 Vulcan X V20 Motherboard: South Korea First

Colorful Releases the iGame Z370 Vulcan X V20 Motherboard: South Korea First

 Colorful, not a widely known brand in the States, has released a motherboard for the Z370 platform with an exotic name: the iGame Z370 Vulcan X V20. The board attempts to focus on gamers with a beefy power delivery, a Killer E2500 gigabit ethernet controller, dual M.2 slots, a dual BIOS and LED lighting, as well as integrated power and reset buttons, a one-touch overclock

Huawei Y7 Prime arrives in India as Holly 4 Plus

Huawei Y7 Prime arrives in India as Holly 4 Plus

Back in June this year, Huawei unveiled the Y7 Prime smartphone. Now, the company has brought the same device to India, although under a different moniker: Holly 4 Plus. Like the Y7 Prime, the Holly 4 Plus is powered by Snapdragon 435 SoC, and sports a 5.5-inch, HD display. RAM is 3GB, while internal memory is 32GB. The handset features a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front shooter. Measuring 153.6

Razer Phone vs iPhone 8

Razer Phone vs iPhone 8

The Razer Phone and iPhone 8 aren’t entirely aimed at the same audience. The former being a likely niche device, built specifically for gamers, and the latter being as mainstream as mainstream gets. But they’re both high-end handsets with high-end prices to match and they both have serious gaming skills, so there will be some crossover in their appeal. With that in mind we’ve created this comparison, seeing how the

Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition aimed at businesses

Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition aimed at businesses

Today Samsung announced the release the Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition in the US, which takes the core Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and stuffs it with options that should be appealing to business owners looking for a common smartphone for all employees. It’s an unlocked device as a result, with some of its chief attractions being Samsung Knox Configure and Samsung Enterprise Firmware Over the Air, which let IT administrators

Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2 and HyperX Savage USB Flash Drives Capsule Review

Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2 and HyperX Savage USB Flash Drives Capsule Review

 Thumb drives are the most commonly used flash-based storage devices, thanks to their compact form factor and affordability. In our series of direct-attached storage reviews, we have taken a look at drives that use flash controllers that bridge USB directly to the flash as well as those that use USB – SATA bridges. Compact thumb drives usually use a native controller (i.e,

MACOM Sells AppliedMicro X-Gene CPU Business

MACOM Sells AppliedMicro X-Gene CPU Business

MACOM last week announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the microprocessor-related assets it bought from AppliedMicro to Project Denver Holdings, a new company backed by The Carlyle Group asset management company. MACOM closed the acquisition of AppliedMicro early in 2017. Back then, the company made no secret that it was primarily interested in Applied Micro’s

Qualcomm claims Apple shared its trade secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

Qualcomm claims Apple shared its trade secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

  The ongoing, worldwidelegalwar between Qualcomm and Apple definitely isn’t stopping anytime soon. Today the chip producer has filed a new lawsuit against the iPhone maker, and this one could be quite bad for Apple if Qualcomm’s allegations are proved truthful. Qualcomm says Apple “exercised its commercial leverage” to demand “unprecedented access” to its “very valuable and highly confidential software, including source code”. We’re talking modem firmware, by the way – Apple has been buying mobile data modems from Qualcomm for years. With the iPhone 7, however, the company has also started to use Intel modems for some batches. Apple iPhone X…

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.2: Workload Toggle and 12x GPU Compute Support

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.2: Workload Toggle and 12x GPU Compute Support

 Update (10/26/17): AMD has released a hotfix in the form of 17.10.3, resolving crashes or hangs on RX Vega cards in Wolfenstein II and singleplayer mission six of Destiny 2. In time for today’s launch of Destiny 2, yesterday AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.2, bringing driver support to Destiny 2, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus(10/27),

Apple releases iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, and tvOS 11.1

Apple releases iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, and tvOS 11.1

After a few weeks of beta testing, Apple has finalized iOS 11.1 and made it available today for supported devices. This release doesn’t bring huge new features compared to iOS 11, which debuted last month, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Headlining iOS 11.1 are over 70 new emoji, including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, and gender-neutral characters.

Best entry-level DSLRs: what to look for and what to buy in 2017

Best entry-level DSLRs: what to look for and what to buy in 2017

If you’ve outgrown your point-and-shoot camera or are no longer satisfied with the snaps you get from your smartphone, and feel like you’re ready to take your photography to the next level, then an entry-level DSLR is the most obvious choice. You may also want to consider a mirrorless camera as an alternative, although you won’t find one with a viewfinder at the same price as a DSLR. If you are thinking

The Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB Review

The Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB Review

 Whenever Intel develops a new generation of SSDs based entirely on in-house technology, the result is usually a product that turns heads. Several times, Intel has set a new standard for SSD performance, starting with its original X25-M. Their most recent shake-up of the consumer SSD market was the Intel SSD 750, the first consumer NVMe SSD. Such significant releases