Wednesday, February 10, 2016

IT News Head Lines (Tech Report) 11/02/2016





Oculus will discount Oculus Ready PCs as part of a Rift bundle
Oculus' Rift is almost here, but in case you haven't heard, it's probably not going to run on the old family laptop. For those uninterested in building a new gaming PC from scratch this spring, Oculus has announced several new Oculus Ready PCs from Asus, Alienware, and Dell. Starting on February 16th, these machines can be preordered as part of a bundle including the Oculus Rift headset.
Each bundle includes a PC that meets or exceeds the minimum requirements for the Oculus Rift, along with the headset itself and everything else Oculus will ship with its Rift preorder packages. That includes ...
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Micron reports early successes in GDDR5X production
Micron Technology posted an early report on its production of GDDR5X chips today, and the results sound good. The company says it's gotten working silicon back from its fabs earlier than expected, and those parts are already hitting 13Gb/s speeds. That's already toward the top end of the expected speeds for GDDR5X, whose specified transfer rates range from 10 to 14 Gb/s. Micron says those results are "incredibly promising."
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AOC U2879VF monitor brings 4K and FreeSync together
1080p is still the most common resolution used by today's gamers, but compelling 4k monitor options are stacking up in the marketplace. AOC has a new 28" monitor in the works that combines a 4K resolution and AMD's FreeSync tech in a 28" package.
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Amazon lets developers build games for free with Lumberyard
Amazon, never shy to enter a new line of business, has announced a free, cross-platform game engine today called Lumberyard. The online giant also announced GameLift, a managed service backend for multi-player games using Amazon Web Services. GameLift will only be available to games using Lumberyard.
Lumberyard's graphics technology is a fork of Crytek's CryEngine. That engine has powered many ...
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National Bagel Day Shortbread
Eight is Enough

  1. SlashGear: Nvidia cleared of Samsung's patent infringement suit
  2. The New Citavia Blog: More AMD Bristol Ridge SKUs leaked
  3. AnandTech: Sony enters SSD market

    with Phison S10-based SLW-M series
  4. 3DCenter spots next-gen AMD Polaris card for €1,500 Euros
  5. Guru3D: Gigabyte Force H7 and H5 gaming headsets are out
  6. PCWorld: Make a $40 Linux or Android PC

    with this tiny new Raspberry Pi 2 rival
  7. Dr.Web: Android system processes can be infected by Trojans
  8. PCGamesN: Ubisoft says it's "simply not

    true
    " that The Division was "held back"

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MSI's GT72S G Tobii offers eye-tracking tech on the go for $2600
Just a month ago, we took a peek at MSI's updated gaming laptop lineup. Among them, the GT72S Tobii looked the most intriguing. It promised competent eye tracking technology that would integrate with games for a more immersive experience. MSI officially launched the GT72S Tobii today, and we now have a better idea of its full specs and price.
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Imagination Technologies CEO steps down amid financial upheaval
Imagination Technologies CEO Hossein Yassaie announced his departure this morning as the company warned it would record a loss for its fiscal year ending April 30, 2016. Yassaie joined the company in 1992 and became its CEO in 1998. His corporate profile credits him with creating the intellectual property licensing model that brought the company to prominence.
Imagination says royalties from some of its key customers fell short of its expectations last quarter, and it now expects less revenue in the first quarter than it had previously forecast, as well. In response, the company expects to cut $26.2 ...
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Phanteks launches entry-level contenders with its Eclipse cases
Phanteks has officially launched its latest case series today with its Eclipse P400 and P400S Silent Edition mid-towers. These cases borrow some features from its siblings in the Enthoo lineup, like the Enthoo Evolv ATX, but at a step down in price point.
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Asus' ROG Horus GK2000 keyboard spreads its wings
Asus has added another mechanical gaming keyboard to its Republic of Gamers lineup, the Horus GK2000. Named after the Egyptian god of the sky and hunting, the Horus GK2000 is styled with machined aluminum "wings."
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AMD's Wraith CPU cooler reviewed
If the results of our last hardware survey are any indication, most TR readers toss the CPU coolers Intel and AMD include with their processors in favor of aftermarket replacements. I'm no different. My parts shelf is rife with stock coolers whose only saving grace is their usefulness as a frame of reference for our aftermarket heatsink reviews.
As anybody with ears can tell you, stock heatsinks often don't sound that great under load, and they usually turn in ...
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