Category: Computers

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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Avast Acquires Piriform, The Company Behind The Popular ‘CCleaner’ Software

While we've reviewed several premium optimization and maintenance software for both Mac and PC, CCleaner has always remained the best free alternative providing a great deal of features and ease of use without the need to spend any money. CCleaner's parent company, Piriform, has established a name in the industry not only with their optimization software but also with their other free programs like Defraggler (defragmentation tool), Recuva (file recovery software) and Speccy (a detailed hardware specification analysis tool). In a move that will either make or break the future of their products, Piriform as a whole was acquired...

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Microsoft Has Quietly Announced A ‘Modern’ Keyboard & Mouse

While Apple has been widely applauded for the design and build-quality of their peripherals, but they have some new competition coming from Microsoft. The company who introduced the Windows OS to the world has just quietly released a ‘Modern' keyboard and mouse which were crafted to match their growing line of Surface products. Native support for Windows PCs is understandably their first priority, but both models will connect to Apple's Mac and iOS devices that support Bluetooth 4.0. Their Modern Keyboard is sleek with a low profile aluminum frame that Microsoft boasts as “virtually indestructible” with a full design...

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Amazon Axes Unlimited Cloud Drive Storage Plan For $60

In such a data-heavy world, Amazon can no longer offer their coveted $60/year for unlimited terabytes of cloud storage plan and instead has replaced it with a pay per terabyte plan that is capped at 30TB. While that is still a great deal of data, it is far less than the potential of the unlimited option. Pricing for the new option comes in at $60/year for a single terabyte and you can add-on to this at a $60 per TB pricing up to 30TB (bringing the total to $1,800 a year). This pricing directly matches new Apple's iCloud storage...

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New Products & Updates Coming Out Of Apple’s WWDC 2017 Keynote

Every year Apple marks a special occasion for developers during their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event which was kicked off in San Jose earlier today. While the event itself spans several days and is dedicated to interaction and education of developers, it always kicks off with a big keynote presented by Tim Cook and several star Apple executives who update the media, developers and the general public on what the company has in store for the coming year. This year was no exception, and we saw one of the largest and most announcement-packed WWDC keynotes Apple has had in recent...

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Dell Unveils Their First HDR Display That Is Designed For Media Editing

With the allure of 4K and HDR in the world of media, Dell has just announced their first HDR10-compatible display simply dubbed the UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor. The announcement was made at the NAB show in Vegas earlier today alongside two other UltraSharp monitors and workstations designed for multimedia. This UltraSharp 27 4K HDR display was developed for multimedia editors offering support for a 4K HDR video editing workflow in addition to achieving excellent color reproduction matching 100 percent Adobe RGB, 100 percent sRGB, 100 percent REC 709, 97.7 percent DCI-P3 and 76.9 percent REC2020. Priced at just...

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Apple’s iMovie, iWork & Garage Band Now Free For All Mac & iOS Users

In the past, Apple charged money for their popular software used for productivity and media editing. In 2013, the company began shipping new machines and mobile devices with these software included or available for download free-of-charge with a purchase of a new device yet users of legacy devices still had to pay for access to these programs. As of today, the company has removed the new purchase requirement and opened up free access to iMovie, Garage Band and the iWork suite which includes Pages, Numbers & Keynote (a direct competitor to Microsoft's Office software and Google Docs). You'll still...

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New Version Of Google Chrome Boasts 25% Better Power Management

Chrome was initially launched lightweight browser alternative to Firefox and Internet Explorer. However, over the years users have compiled many complaints as it becoming resource heavy which becomes a real burden for laptop users who are powering off a battery source. However, over the years users have compiled many complaints as it becoming resource heavy which becomes a real burden for laptop users who are powering off a battery source. According to the latest post on the Chromium Blog, Google's latest Chrome 57 release has taken into consideration these complaints and incorporated a new throttling method to save power...

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Razer’s New $150 Power Bank Is Designed For Laptops

Portable power is a huge market although at this point most of the devices are designed for powering your mobile devices like a smartphone or tablet instead of a laptop. Razer has just announced a new Power Bank which will be released in March at a $150 price-point that caters to laptop users as well as support for mobile devices. Like most Razer products, the design is appealing with an aluminum body in a black finish with the iconic Razer logo engraved within it. Internally, the company has packed 12,800 mAh of power with two USB-A ports (with Quick...

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A Minor Refresh Has Been Announced For The 2017 ‘Razer Blade’

Razer's line of 14″ Blade gaming laptops have been a great success due to their thin MacBook-like design mixed with powerful internal hardware. Originally announced in May of 2013, this product line has received periodic updates to its technical specifications to improve performance and help maintain a competitive advantage in a world of ever-changing market conditions. Just yesterday, the company announced a minor 2017 refresh for the Razer Blade that may be enough to entice any prospective buyers who are on the verge of picking one up. The changes include a resolution bump from 3K to 4K (a matte...

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