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Doctor Who Gifts to Tickle Both Your Hearts

Geek.com - Thu, 2016-11-24 22:15

Whether a Whovian of old or new to the man in the box….those dedicated to the Who crew are fierce and loyal to the beloved staple of British television. Doctor Who has enchanted us […]

Alohomora a Potterhead’s Heart With These Gifts

Geek.com - Thu, 2016-11-24 20:00

Potterheads are in the full throes of wonderous Potterverse love again, and all is right with the world. We have a new film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that’s finally out. […]

Star Wars Gifts Are for Everyone and Here Are Then Some Great Ones

Geek.com - Thu, 2016-11-24 18:00

You can't go wrong with Star Wars gifts, but here's how you go really right.

Prime Directive: Amazon Daily Deals for Geeks

Geek.com - Thu, 2016-11-24 15:00

The Internet is where we do most of our shopping, and a solid 90% of it is done at Amazon. Jeff Bezos has turned his humble bookstore into a sort of Automat of […]

(PR) Sharkoon Announces the Shark Zone K15 Gaming Keyboard

techPowerUp - Thu, 2016-11-24 14:51
Sharkoon expands their lineup within the popular SHARK ZONE gaming series and introduces a new keyboard that focuses solely on the essentials. The entire housing is completely made of metal and ensures maximum stability on the table, even during heavy use, thanks to its solid design. The Sharkoon SHARK ZONE K15 Keyboard impresses not just through its massive appearance, which is on full display with its frameless design and freestanding keys. Additionally, the K15 has an integrated, massive palm rest, which provides fatigue free gaming and supports overall ergonomics.

For convenient use, the keyboard provides seven total function keys with preset multimedia actions. A simply keystroke, for example, will comfortably launch the media player, web browser and E-mail provider. Adjust the volume to your desired level also effortlessly. In addition, the desired gaming mode, with disabled Windows key, launches easily via a simple shortcut. On request, all keys on the keyboard can be locked. The arrow keys functions are virtually interchangeable with the WASD keys. Read full story

MovieBob Reviews: MOANA

Geek.com - Thu, 2016-11-24 14:38

Ever since they revived the Princess thing with Tangled, Disney Animation’s favorite new schtick has been post-modernism: Subverting small pieces of their well-worn, frequently-criticized formula as a way of excusing sticking to that same formula […]

(PR) Club 3D Intros USB 3.0 Type-C to DP Dual Monitor MST Hub

techPowerUp - Thu, 2016-11-24 10:21
Already more than 3 years ago, back in summer 2013, Club 3D did open up a new era by introducing the first Multi Stream Transport Hubs (MST-Hubs) to the worldwide IT market. With the introduction of the DisplayPort 1.2 standard in the beginning of this decade, the Multi Stream Transport Technology was established. The concept of MST was already available before Club 3D developed the solution and was first to bring a MST Hub into the mainstream market. In 2014 we could already introduce the second generation MST-Hubs and create a line of products for Dual-, Triple- and Quad-Monitor usage and even one version with HDMI outputs. The full line up you can find here.

In IT the development never stands still and therefore Club 3D is proud to be ahead in the market again by introducing the first product of the next generation of MST-Hubs today. MST Hub goes Type C it can be called. The Club 3D SenseVision MST Hub USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C to DisplayPort 1.2 Dual Monitor is named CSV-1545. It takes advantage of the very new Type C plug but offers the technology that users are used to from our existing line up of MST Hubs. Read full story

Point of View, Historic AIB Partner, Declared Bankrupt by Court

techPowerUp - Thu, 2016-11-24 10:17
Point of View, the Netherlands-based technology company established in 2000, has officially been declared bankrupt by the court in Oost-Brabant. The company's majority of sales were in Europe, where it served more than 30 European countries. The company also included Point of View Taiwan, Point of View China, Point of View Hong Kong, Point of View France and Point of View United States as additional branches.

The first NVIDIA graphics cards from the company harken back to the FX 5000 series days, with the company being particularly prolific on the 8000 series, with no less than 19 graphics cards ranging from the 8400GS through the legendary 8800GT. The company's products have definitely been on the downside, however, having been relatively popular in the GTX 500 and 600 series' days. Historically an NVIDIA-exclusive AIB partner, the company branched out into other consumer products, such as tablets, laptops and computer accessories. If you need a nostalgia-inducing shot, or simply want to see what kind of products Point of View delivered, feel free to read TPU's review on the Point of View TGT GTX 680 Ultra Charged LLS 4 GB, coined by our very own W1zzard.

(PR) Spire Announces the Tricer 1411 Chassis

techPowerUp - Thu, 2016-11-24 10:15
The Tricer 1411 is the latest addition to the Spire Tricer series of micro ATX pc cases. This modern pc enclosure fits today's specification and system integration standards. The Tricer 1411 is prepared with all the features you are looking for in a Micro ATX tower chassis including 4*120mm fan mount locations and with pre-installed 120mm black fan on the rear of the structure.

The front panel design displays style and simplicity, without sacrificing functionality. This Micro ATX form factor chassis structure is build out of 0.45mm SPCC steel and touches every detail and ease of assembly. Top and front re-enforced drive bay rack for secure mounting of Optical and HDD or SSD Drives. The front panel features USB 2.0 and USB3.0 as well as AC97/HD audio ports. The Tricer 1411 pc case is a, decadent quality selection for professional integrators and users alike. Read full story

(PR) Antec Announces Four New CPU Air Coolers

techPowerUp - Thu, 2016-11-24 09:15
In the year of their 30th anniversary, Antec Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, is presenting four new models of CPU Air coolers. The new air coolers are designed for compatibility with leading desktop processor sockets and supports Intel Core i7 Extreme, and AMD Sempron. Straight Touch copper coated heatpipes provide full contact to the CPU and allow for more efficient heat transference.

The A30, A40 Pro, C40 and C400 are now commercially available at a price between 15 Euros and 40 Euros. The budget-friendly Antec A30 features a 92 mm blue LED fan for ultra-quiet operation. The aluminium fins with a size of 43 x 86 mm offer a larger surface area for efficient heat transference. The push-pin mounting system and included thermal paste allow for a fast, simple installation. The A30 offers and retails at a MSRP of 14 Euros. Read full story

AMD and NVIDIA Add-in-Board GPU Market Share from 2002 to Q3/2016

techPowerUp - Thu, 2016-11-24 01:50
The folks over at 3dcenter.org have compiled comprehensive historical GPU AIB market share data for our digestion. While we recently reported on Q3'16 and its comparison to the quarter before and the same period last year, this information spans a near 14 year quarter-on-quarter time frame. The compilers have quite helpfully included points of reference along the timeline which highlight the two major GPU manufacturers milestone desktop product line debuts.

It is worth noting that their exact numbers differ slightly to the ones Jon Peddie Research provided as 3dcenter have also cited the work of Mercury Research, which appears more conservative. The figures provided in their own graph split the difference between the two sources to give us a more impartial look at the market.

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Google’s DeepMind Bests Lip-Reading Expert

Geek.com - Wed, 2016-11-23 22:15

When I warn about the robot apocalypse, no one takes me seriously. But they really need to start.  Google’s DeepMind, which is currently one of the world’s most advanced machine learning systems, has […]

Pokémon Go Finally Gets Ditto via Stealth Update

Geek.com - Wed, 2016-11-23 21:32

While Pokémon Go’s fallen pretty far, it remains one of the most popular apps of all time with over 500 million downloads to date. That’s despite the developer, Niantic, gutting many of its […]

Samsung Acquires Quantum Dot Tech Company QD Vision

AnandTech - Wed, 2016-11-23 21:05

Earlier this week Samsung confirmed that they have acquired QD Vision, the US-based provider of quantum dot technology for consumer displays. According to sources cited by SamMobile, the deal was confirmed ahead of its official announcement next week by Jung Chil-hee, the head of Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology.

No details about the price of the acquisition are available yet, but from an observer's point of view it makes sense that Samsung would want to acquire companies working in the field of quantum dots. Samsung has been heavily pushing quantum dots in their newest televisions in order to increase their color gamut without having to make use of backlights with multi-color LEDs. With Ultra HD content being mastered in the DCI-P3 or Rec. 2020 color spaces, this has become a necessary feature in high end televisions and monitors for content creation.

QD Vision's technology works in a different manner from the technology Samsung currently uses in their televisions. In order to support HDR, televisions need to use full array backlighting so regions can be dimmed locally, and employing quantum dots in this situation requires a film layer between the backlight and the LCD array, which can be quite costly for larger displays. QD Vision's technology works with edge-lit displays and places tubes of quantum dots between the LEDs and the guide plate that distributes light across the display. I took a look at a monitor that uses QD Vision's technology earlier this year. It's not clear where Samsung plans to utilize QD Vision's technology, but the technology could play a big role in bringing wide color gamuts to lower cost displays, and QD Vision's technology and patents related to quantum dots would also have value to Samsung for further development of the technology in general.

Geek deals: Get a Brain.fm lifetime subscription for $39

Geek.com - Wed, 2016-11-23 21:00

Looking to keep the noises of the world away while you’re relaxing, sleeping, or working? Brain.fm lets you stream music that’s designed specifically to keep you engrossed with your current task. Chirping birds […]

‘Logan’ Instagram Account Possibly Reveals Major Spoiler

Geek.com - Wed, 2016-11-23 20:45

An official Instagram account associated with the movie Logan posted images a few days ago that has been causing a particular stir. Considering the account has been posting nothing but teaser images, that’s […]

TNT Adapting ‘Snowpiercer’ into a Possible TV Series

Geek.com - Wed, 2016-11-23 20:00

Snowpiercer has been on the page and on the big screen and soon, it could be coming to the small screen. TNT has ordered a pilot for a Snowpiercer TV series, based on […]

Happy Day of the Doctor!

Geek.com - Wed, 2016-11-23 19:15

Whovians around the world are celebrating the good Doctors 53rd birthday today. Back on November 23, 1963, the BBC broadcast the very first episode of Doctor Who. It would go on to become […]

Lego’s Awesome Batman Movie Minfigs Feature Some Truly Obscure Villains

Geek.com - Wed, 2016-11-23 18:30

Everyone knows Joker, Penguin, and Riddler, but Batman has squared off against some truly odd villains over the years. And on January 1 you’ll be able to buy minifig versions of several of […]

Bad Hair Days Could Be Explained By Science

Geek.com - Wed, 2016-11-23 17:45

If you’re the type of person to have a bad hair day multiple days in a row, you’re certainly not alone. It may not even be your fault that your hair’s misbehaving. It […]
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