Intel shows Broadwell NUC barebones
Published in Notebooks
14 January 2015


Core i3, Core i5 now Core i7 in Q2

Intel gained quite a bit of traction with its NUC series mini-PCs. NUC stands for Next Unit of Computing and is in reality a small barebone PC with a lot of performance in top-end SKUs. The new series should be available in etail and retail in February, slightly later than what we originaly reported

USB 3.1 Type C demonstrated
Published in Memory
14 January 2015


810 MB/s speeds and up - and it flips

It feels frustrating that Apple comes out with so many great technologies and one of the last ones is the Lightning connector. You would expect that this technology would be fast, but Apple is using USB 2.0 speeds. However, it uses a reversible connector that can be plugged in from either side. 

AMD has Kaveri refresh for desktops
Published in Processors
14 January 2015


DeKaveri we heard


We have learned yet another thing about AMD in 2015. The publicly discussed the Carrizo APU that is coming to All-in-Ones and notebooks in the second half of 2015, but many punters have been wondering what is happening on the desktop front. 

MediaTek sees slowdown in tablet market
Published in News
14 January 2015


Single-digit growth this year

Chipmaker MediaTek expects to see a substantial slowdown in tablet shipments this year. The company expects single-digit growth in 2015 and its most optimistic forecast is 9%.

GTA 5 for PC delayed after all
Published in Games
14 January 2015


Will be released on March 24th now

The continued rumors that we have been hearing the last couple of weeks about Grand Theft Auto 5 having its PC release delayed, has turned out to be true as confirmed by Rockstar.

Forza Motorsport 6 announced
Published in Games
14 January 2015


New Ford GT will be the cover car

Microsoft, Turn 10 Studios, and Ford have announced that Forza Motorsport 6 is coming. The 6th installment in the Forza Motorsport franchise was confirmed at the North American Auto Show where Ford announced the new Ford GT supercar. The new Ford GT supercar will be the cover car for Forza Motorsport 6.

30 million copies of Minecraft: Pocket Edition sold
Published in Games
14 January 2015


Name changes to go live on February 4th

Another new impressive milestone has been reached for Minecraft. The Minecaft: Pocket Edition has sold over 30 million copies across the three mobile platforms on which it has been released. That’s right – the iOS, Android, and Windows Phone versions of Minecraft: Pocket Edition have been able to rack up a combined 30 million in sales.

Samsung 850 EVO spotted at CES 2015 in mSATA and M.2 form-factors
Published in Memory
13 January 2015


Still no availability date

While the 2.5-inch form-factor 850 EVO SSD from Samsung is already available and quite popular, it appears that Samsung is also working on a couple of other form-factors, including mSATA and M.2, based on the same design.

G.Skill hits 4255MHz record with DDR4
Published in Memory
13 January 2015


On Asus Rampage V Extreme motherboard

G.Skill was quite keen to announced that its DDR4 module managed to set a new frequency DDR4 memory record with a 4255MHz frequency at CL 18-18-18 latencies.

Cherry unveils MX Board 6.0 at CES 2015
Published in News
13 January 2015


With RealKey Technology

Cherry, the company best known for its wide choice of mechanical keyboard switches which are now pretty much in every gaming keyboard on the market, has unveiled its latest keyboard under its own brand, the MX Board 6.0, which will use the latest keyboard switches from the company, an all-metal design as well as the new RealKey Technology.