Author: Colt Agar

Intel Reveals Entire Specs For Their 18-Core i9 Extreme Edition CPU

At this year's Computex, Intel announced their new Core i9 X-series which included a staggering 18-core desktop processor. While this announcement got people excited, the specific details of this 18-core beast were still unknown until earlier today when Intel unveiled the full specifications including pricing and release dates. The i9-7980XE will offer a base speed of 2.6GHz with a Turbo Boost 2.0 clock of 4.2GHz, and Turbo Boost 3.0 increases speed to 4.4GHz. Beyond these clock speeds, the 18-core model offers 36 threads, 44 PCI express 3.0 lanes and four channels of DDR4-2666 support. Pricing will start at $1,999...

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US Army Halts Use Of DJI Drones Due To Cyber Security Concerns

DJI is the most well-known company in the consumer quadcopter market, and their business has exploded over the last five years as drone technology improves and general pricing gets more affordable. Since the technology has become so advanced, even the Army has been utilizing DJI models sold right off the shelf for military operations like reconnaissance, engineering support, communications and fire support. While they Army gained great functionality out of these consumer drones for a small cost, a recent memo urged all Army personnel to immediately stop all use of DJI products via the following order:  “cease all use, uninstall...

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5 Of The Best Plugin Alternatives To Improve WordPress Search

WordPress is the most popular content management systems for websites with a 60% share in the market, and it powers 28% of websites found on the Internet. Since WordPress is open-source with the ability to customize with an extensive library of third-party themes and plugins, many website developers choose WordPress to mold their site vision into a reality. However, WordPress does have some native downfalls when it comes to functionality, and their default search engine is one of these areas. Depending on your site and content structure, the WordPress search usually doesn't do a good job of providing the...

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Best Left Handed Gaming Mouse? Here’s Our Top 5 (2017)

Finding the best left-handed gaming mouse is a search that isn't common as only 10% of the population falls within the left-handed category, but it's a struggle for those of us who use the opposite hand when PC gaming. The PC gaming world is becoming increasingly popular as console sales are on a decline and more popular titles such as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are launching exclusively on PC. Beyond the necessary internal hardware and components needed for PC gaming, using quality peripherals makes the experience that much better. However, this can be a problem for left-handed gamers in a market...

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Overwatch’s ‘Summer Games’ 2.0 Event Launches August 8th

Last year, Overwatch held their first seasonal event during the 2016 Summer Olympics dubbed the ‘Summer Games' which introduced limited time skins along with a fun Rocket League inspired ‘Lucioball' game mode. A new video was just uploaded to Blizzard's YouTube channel giving a developer update that announces the Summer Games 2.0 event will return on August 8th running through the 29th. If you missed out on last year's skins which arguably had some of the best (such as American McCree or Russian Zarya), you'll be able to purchase them at a discounted rate of in-game credit for the...

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Amazon’s Fire TV Will Soon Be Able To Show Live Home Camera Feeds

Amazon has been on top of the business world lately with their expansion into new ventures and current market domination with both their AWS infrastructure and their Alexa voice assistants. The most recent Echo Show device to be released was the first of Amazon's voice assistant line-up to offer a screen for a viewing and with this came support for viewing live video feeds from smart home Wi-Fi cameras. In a press release posted earlier today, Amazon is bringing this same functionality to their Fire TV, 2nd-gen Fire TV sticks and Fire TV Edition Smart TVs in the near future....

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Blizzard Will Release ‘StarCraft: Remastered’ On August 14th For $15

Starcraft is arguably the best real-time strategy game ever and it was one of the original sources of gaming competition with a massive e-sports scene overseas. The original title debuted back on March 31st in 1998 thus making the franchise over 19 years old. On April 19th, Blizzard delivered their first patch to the original in 8 years which made the title completely free to play for anyone regardless of whether they bought a license key in the past. While this was a cool way for veteran gamers to reminisce and new players to discover the franchise for the first...

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5 Places To Find & Buy Used Boosted Boards Online

Electric skateboards are all the rage right now thanks to famous YouTubers like Casey Neistat who has adopted the mode of transportation as his ideal way to commute through New York City. Having picked up a Boosted Board V2 Dual+ model just a month ago, I can personally vouch for the tremendous fun and quality of product that is a Boosted Board, but the price surely isn't feasible for many consumer budgets. In a case like this where you are strapped for cash but want an electric skateboard, you can do one of two things. First off, you can...

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‘PlayStation Plus’ Price Raise Begins In Europe On August 31st

Sony's premium online gaming service, ‘PlayStation Plus‘ will soon see a price hike in Europe following the same increased in the US membership which rolled out last September. Members in the UK will see the monthly price jumping up from £6 to £7, the quarterly price from £15 to £20, and the yearly membership increases from £40 to £50. In other European nations, the price is rising to €8, €25 and €60, respectively. These price hikes will be taken into effect on August 21st, 2017. For those unfamiliar with PlayStation Plus, it is a premium membership much like Xbox Live that...

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5 Cheaper Alternatives To The Boosted Board Electric Skateboard

Popular YouTubers like Casey Neistat have brought modern electric skateboards like the Boosted Board into the mainstream, and now thousands of consumers are buying them every month. While the models that Casey and others ride are undoubtedly the best on the market, they are also costly for the average consumer who is just looking to enjoy themselves on a casual ride and not as a means of commuting like he often does around NYC. In the following article, I've rounded up five of the best cheap electric skateboard alternatives to the Boosted Board based on brand reputation, design, specs, performance, and...

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