MSI Cubi 2 Kaby Lake UCFF PC Review

MSI Cubi 2 Kaby Lake UCFF PC Review

The Kaby Lake-U (KBL-U) series with 15W TDP CPUs was introduced along with the 4.5W Kaby Lake-Y ones in Q3 2016. The first set of products with Kaby Lake-U were ultrabooks. However, ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs were not long behind. There are already three vendors in the market with Kaby Lake UCFF PCs – ASRock (Beebox-S), GIGABYTE (BRIX), and MSI (Cubi 2). MSI

Intel Core i5-7600K (91W) Review: The More Amenable Mainstream Performer

Intel Core i5-7600K (91W) Review: The More Amenable Mainstream Performer

The Core i5-7600K, launched today, is the other unlocked processor from Intel’s 7th Generation line of Kaby Lake Processors. Kaby Lake is Intel’s third set of processors at 14nm, using the new 14+ process variant, which aims to give processors with a better frequency / voltage curve that translates into more performance, better efficiency, and the potential to push the silicon

Qualcomm $865 Million for Anti-Trust Violations

Qualcomm $865 Million for Anti-Trust Violations

Word comes out of South Korea today that the country’s antitrust regulatory authority, the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), has ruled against Qualcomm in an ongoing antitrust investigation and is fining the company $865 million. The product of a 3 year investigation, the KFTC has ruled that Qualcomm abused their market position with respect to how and to whom they

Streaming services in Australia

Streaming services in Australia

UPDATE: Presto is officially throwing in the towel on February 1, 2017, but fear not! Amazon Prime Video has finally launched in Australia, and is set to give Stan and Netflix a run for its money – read on to find out how the new contender fares against our established streaming services. Now that streaming media has become a mainstay in Australian homes, Aussies have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to getting their

Panasonic Develops IPS Panel with 1,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio, 1000 Nits Brightness

Panasonic Develops IPS Panel with 1,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio, 1000 Nits Brightness

Panasonic has developed a new type of IPS liquid crystal panel that has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, as well as a peak brightness of up to 1000 nits. Many LCD displays often advertise such contrast ratios which are measured against a dynamic backlight and are essentially meaningless, but in this case Panasonic is talking about the static contrast ratio of the display,

NVIDIA Releases 375.86 WHQL Driver Update

NVIDIA Releases 375.86 WHQL Driver Update

Two more weeks after NVIDIA’s last hotfix we have another WHQL update to cement those fixes, optimize more games, and prepare for more releases. Releases and updates have been coming swiftly, so let’s see what release 375.89 brings us. Most of the fixes this week are moving from the 375.76 Hot Fix to this 375.86 WHQL release. Included in the hotfix were fixes for

MediaTek adds Helio x23 and x27 chipsets to its portfolio

MediaTek adds Helio x23 and x27 chipsets to its portfolio

MediaTek has definitely been keeping busy lately and thankfully so, since the Chinese company’s chips play a huge part in powering much of the diverse Android device realm. The company now has two new interesting offers in its deca-core lineup – the Helio X23 and X27. While there might not be quite as exciting as the recently announced 10nm Helio X30, they do fit nicely into the existing X20 and X25 family line and

Reliance Jio extends free 4G data till March 2017

Reliance Jio extends free 4G data till March 2017

Indian carrier Reliance Jio has announced that it will be extending its free 4G data and Jio services offer till March 2017. Reliance is calling this the Jio Happy New Year Offer, under which all existing as well as new customers will be eligible for free data until this period. The important thing to note here is that while until now the free data limit per day was 4GB, it will be reduced to 1GB under the new offer. Post 1GB, the

Intel vs AMD: which chipmaker does processors better?

Intel vs AMD: which chipmaker does processors better?

Building – or simply buying – a PC isn’t an easy task. With a seemingly endless list of components to consider, there is evidently a lot standing in the way between you and powering on that hardy rig for the first time. Among these necessities is the CPU, the central processing unit, or just the processor for short. The processor is an integral part of your computer, so much so that it’s often referred to as the brains