Wednesday December 04, 2013
I have an idea, let's all use Twitter to spam the hell out of developers so they'll bring their games to the OUYA! I'm not sure who came up with this plan but pissing people off isn't the best way to accomplish your goals.
‘The Ouya Tweet-a-thon Part 3’ has four objectives – "to get the attention of both indie developers and the triple-A developers, and let them know that there are people out there that would love to see their games on the Ouya", to "convince developers to jump on board ASAP", to "get the attention of media outlets (especially those that have not been so kind to OUYA)" and to "thank the Ouya team".
Legit Reviews has posted a GeForce GTX 780 Ti vs. AMD R9 290X at 4K Ultra HD article today that is certainly worth checking out. You can see our 4k gaming comparison here.
We often get asked by readers what the best video card is for gaming on a single 4K display or an NVIDIA Surround or AMD Eyefinity multi-display setup. We addressed this question in October with a look at the just released AMD Radeon R9 290X versus the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 on our Sharp PN-K321 32″ 4K Ultra HD Monitor at 3840 x 2160. A ton has changed over the past two months as both NVIDIA launched their new flagship card, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, and both AMD and NVIDIA have released new drivers that help improve gaming performance.
This guy is either an idiot, or a genius...I guess we'll all find out soon enough.
The city commission in Vicco approved a measure on Monday to begin paying the city's police chief in a virtual currency, a move officials say is likely the first of its kind in the nation. Police Chief Tony Vaughn appeared before the commission last month to officially request that his salary be paid to him in Bitcoin.
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Cloudius Systems, HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Foundation and Valve are joining the organization. The newest Linux Foundation members represent both nascent open source endeavors as well as established industry leaders. Companies from diverse markets, such as gaming, cloud computing and virtualization are seeing the value of Linux and collaborative development to put them out in front of competitors.
Grab your favorite translator and head on over to Tweak.dk to read their review of the Corsair Graphite 230T gamer case. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here.
This cabinet has a somewhat more "gamer" oriented appearance than what we are used to seeing at Corsair. 230T, among other things available in several colors and has front fan with LED lights from the factory. It is aimed at gamers who want a sleek and stable cabinet that looks good but does not need to cost a fortune.
Two million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen? Isn't that just lovely.
Hackers have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others, according to a report released this week. The massive data breach was a result of keylogging software maliciously installed on an untold number of computers around the world, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trustwave said.
If people on Facebook weren't so damned busy taking pictures of their food instead of eating it, we wouldn't have this problem.
Girls who allocated the most time to photo-related activities were more likely to internalize a thin ideal, succumb to self-objectification, be dissatisfied with their weight, or report having a drive to become thin. Based on the data, the researchers were not able to determine whether adolescents who already had issues with self appearance were drawn to looking at photo-related Facebook posts, or if the images influenced the girls’ body image. But they speculate that both may be at work.
Since when did "techie" become offensive? Seriously, what the hell?
"If you use the word 'techie,' we know you're not in tech," said the Mission District resident. "A lot of negative terms like that - yuppie, hipster - are outsider terms. We don't call each other techies - at all, ever." The preferred terms, he said, are "hackers," "makers" or "coders."
The long awaited products for gamers who prefer small-sized gaming machines are finally here! Today, world-renowned hardware manufacturer MSI officially announced the Z87I GAMING AC motherboard and GTX 760 GAMING ITX graphics card offering many gaming features in the small mini-ITX form factor. With features such as Killer LAN, 802.11ac and Audio Boost the Z87I GAMING is ready to support you wherever you go knowing you’ll be able to connect to networks with the best speeds for gaming. The GTX 760 GAMING ITX features MSI’s new RADAX fan which is a true Hybrid design fan that boosts lower noise and up to 30 °C lower temperatures compared to any other card in its class. Both motherboard and graphics card offer excellent chassis and component compatibility and are the optimal combination for your living room PC or LAN Party gaming rig.
CoD: Ghosts Xbox One vs. PS4 @ Kotaku
More Battlefield 4 Issues @ Blue's News
Project Spark Closed Beta Now Open @ Joystiq
PS3 Firmware 4.53 Is Optional @ Shacknews
Xbox One: Billions of Zombies Killed @ Xbox.com
If you are looking for a heatsink with high end performance, low end noise and fits both Intel and AMD platforms, make sure you check out our evaluation of the Noctua NH-U14S. Trust us, you'll be glad you did.
If the previously reviewed Noctua NH-U12S is good, then the NH-U14S must be good +2, right? Well it is a bit more than that. We now have more heatpipes, a more dense array of cooling fins obviously giving us more cooling surface area, and we also get the namesake of the NH-U14S; a 140mm x 25mm fan.
While most tech savvy people have been doing this for ages, there is still a lot of people out there that could use this guide to creating a bootable flash drive with your OS of choice on it.
As time passes, more and more PCs are being built without an optical drive. When it comes time to conduct a format and reinstall Windows, then, an issue arises: Where does that setup DVD go? The answer: On a flash drive – well, the data at least. If that sounds complicated, don’t fret: It’s not. We have four solutions, and each one is a breeze.
I could actually hear Deputy Dog's voice in my head as I read the statement from the police:
"I'm not sure how much electricity he stole," said Chamblee police Sergeant Ernesto Ford, but he added: It doesn't matter. "He broke the law. He stole something that wasn't his."
If these guys are paying out as much money to artists as they say they are, how the hell do they make any money?
Ever wonder how much an artist gets every time you click their song on services like Spotify? The Swedish streaming-music provider is looking to provide some answers amid continued debate over whether artists and music rights holders get a fair shake from their business model.
You know that Amazon package you were expecting to be delivered by drone? Well, I have bad news for you, your package has been hijacked.
Another review of the Western Digital Black2 hybrid hard drive has hit the internet today and this time around it is the folks at TechSpot doing the reviewing.
The Black2 crams both solid state and disk drive technologies into one drive, and does so in the simplest of ways. Similar to what desktop users have been doing for years, the Black2 makes the flash portion a primary boot drive with the disk serving as bulk storage. The difference is that the Black2 only uses a single slot.
Microsoft is working on a smart bra to detect mood and stress. Heh, ask your woman to wear one of these, you'll detect mood and stress changes instantly. Thanks to octoberasian for the link.
The prototype contains removable sensors that monitor heart and skin activity to provide an indication of mood levels. The aim was to find out if wearable technology could help prevent stress-related over-eating.
Hotfile has settled its case with the MPAA for $80 million to avoid trial. Who knew these guys even had $80, let alone $80 million? Sheesh, apparently we're all in the wrong business.
Less than a week before the trial between file-hosting service Hotfile and the MPAA was scheduled to start, both parties have agreed on a settlement. The movie studios wanted up to half a billion dollars in damages but settled the case for $80 million.
Need a budget case for your next PC build? Hardware 360 seems to really like the Cougar Spike mini gaming case they just reviewed.
At $34.99 there is very little to complain about, the COUGAR Spike has a good amount of expansion, support for high end graphics cards and it can accommodate a single SSD, which is necessary in today’s market. With a few alterations, the Spike could be one of the best options in its price range, but even in it's current form it is one of the most affordable cases on the market that has impressive features considering the low cost.
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced the pricing of its offerings of €3.5 billion of senior unsecured notes and $3.25 billion of senior unsecured notes. The notes consist of the following tranches:
€1.75 billion of 2.125 percent notes due Dec. 6, 2021
€1.75 billion of 3.125 percent notes due Dec. 6, 2028
$1.25 billion of 1.625 percent notes due Dec. 6, 2018
$1.50 billion of 3.625 percent notes due Dec. 15, 2023
$500 million of 4.875 percent notes due Dec. 15, 2043
Microsoft intends to use the net proceeds from the offerings for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, funding for working capital, capital expenditures, repurchases of capital stock, acquisitions and repayment of existing debt. The offerings are expected to close on Dec. 6, 2013.
With its "MX RGB switch," CHERRY is presenting the next evolutionary stage of its billion-fold proven mechanical keyswitches of the "MX" series. The MX switches with Gold Crosspoint technology have up to this point been appreciated by millions of users due to high precision, the best possible operating feel, and an extremely long service life. Well-known manufacturers of high-quality mechanical keyboards – especially in gaming – use the Cherry MX switches in different variants. Cherry has now enhanced its leading product with RGB technology. Directly mounted on the circuit board, SMD LEDs (SMD = "Surface Mount Devices") illuminate key symbols in specially designed keycaps using the MX RGB switch in the entire RGB color spectrum – all 16.7 million RGB colors.
Innovation and quality driven PC gaming brand Corsair will be bring the world’s first Cherry MX RGB based gaming keyboards to market in an exclusive launch in 2014. Cherry and Corsair will first debut the Cherry MX RGB on Corsair keyboards at Corsair’s press suite at CES 2014 in January.
Tuesday December 03, 2013
Our evaluation of the ASUS Z87-WS LGA 1150 motherboard is now online for your viewing pleasure. If you want to build a solid system that overclocks well and supports multiple video cards, make sure you take a moment to read this review.
The ASUS Z87-WS is a workstation focused motherboard with gaming pedigree. Intended to be ideal for graphics professionals or gamers, with a solid feature set both on the hardware and software fronts. All with a healthy 10 SATA ports. We take the Z87-WS out for a thorough test drive and tell you what we think of it.
According to Facebook, you'll soon be able to use an unfollow button to avoid lame posts from your friends without having to unfriend them!
Facebook Inc has replaced its "Hide All" button with the more succinct "Unfollow," letting users block all messages and posts from selected friends. As with the previous button, it gives users the option of blocking content from certain people without offending them, say through de-friending. The latter alternative severs ties with that person on the social network, without notifying them.
A brand new time lapse video of the Earth from the ISS. Great stuff!
ColdTears Electronics GOverlay LCD Display @ PureOC
ETC.: Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2 Dolby 7.1 USB @ Tweak.dk
Lenovo Erazer X700 Gaming Desktop @ TechSpot
Storage: QNAP TS-470 NAS @ APH Networks
Video: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X OC @ Technic3D
PowerColor R9 270X PCS+ 2 GB @ techPowerUP!
Today's [H]ot Deals forum thread is full of exclusive deals just for [H] readers. The best part is, most of these deals come with free shipping! The coupon codes for the items listed below won't last forever and are limited to stock on hand so you'd better get in on these deals while the getting is good.
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Good thing this lady is honest (and a cop) or this could have been a different story altogether.
She brought it home, turned it on, and to her surprise found hundreds of pictures, contacts, and apps already uploaded to the tablet. The iPad wasn't new. It was filled with what appeared to be someone else’s personal information.