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Thermaltake Frio14 Silent CPU Cooler Review

While all in one liquid cooling units continue to dominate the high end CPU cooling space, there is still plenty of room left in the market for a good old fashioned air cooler. Today we will be taking a look at the Frio 14 from Thermaltake. This CPU cooler promises …

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Asus reveals X99 range of motherboards

There has been an absolute flood of X99 news to announce today. Now we have our first look at the Asus range of motherboards, the X99-Deluxe, X99-Pro and X99-A with a new OC socket alongside exclusive five way optimisation technology. The X99-Deluxe is the flagship model, it comes with a …

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Gigabyte launches X99 series motherboards

Gigabyte has just launched its new motherboard lineup, based on the X99 chipset for Intel’s new Core i7 Extreme Edition CPUs. The new range comes in three categories, G.1 Gaming, SOC overclocking and the company’s signature “Ultra Durable” model. “Given this incredibly powerful platform from Intel, GIGABYTE wanted to make …

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MSI launches X99 Gaming and MPower motherboards

X99 is all set to launch later today and MSI is prepared with its new range of X99 Gaming and X99 MPower motherboards, offering up advanced overclocking tools and low lag Killer E2200 game networking. The X99 Gaming motherboards come with a brand new “Streaming Engine”, a dedicated hardware encoding …

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Valve and Nvidia team up to improve in-home streaming

Valve and Nvidia have teamed up to improve the performance of Steam’s in-home streaming feature by adding in support for hardware encoding on Nvidia GeForce graphics cards. This new feature works in a similar way to Nvidia’s own ‘Game Stream’ implementation for the Nvidia Shield handheld and tablet. Valve’s own …

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Titanfall introduces titan-less game mode

Titanfall is due to receive its sixth free update, adding in more features and game modes, one of which completely removes Titans and AI from the game, allowing for 8v8 pilot only matches. The new mode is called Pilot skirmish and will only be available to play when choosing the …

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Amazon to launch 4K streaming service in October

Amazon is set to launch its own 4K streaming service in an effort to better compete with Netflix, which already offers 4K content, although it is strictly limited to supported TV’s and not available for PC users. There isn’t a lot of native content for those who own a 4K …

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Apple may release a thinner Macbook this year

According to supply chain sources, Apple is preparing a thinner Macbook for release later this year, although it has not been specified whether it’s going to a part of the Pro or Air line of notebooks. The current Macbook Pro with Retina display comes in at 1.8cm thick while the …

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Counter Strike stream interrupted by SWAT team

Last night, Jordan “Kootra” Mathewson, was arrested by a SWAT team while live streaming Counter Strike: Global Offensive. The police had received a hoax phone call claiming that Mathewson had shot two co-workers and was holding the rest hostage. The caller also stated that the live streamer would shoot at the …

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Microsoft is cracking down on misleading Windows Phone apps

Microsoft has announced that it is starting to crack down on misleading apps in the Windows Phone store after the company had received reports that there were scam/fake apps up for grabs, asking users to pay for content and functionality that can typically be found for free. Windows Apps and …

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GOG starts selling DRM free gaming documentaries

Digital distributor, GOG, has begun selling DRM free gaming oriented documentaries on its store. The company is hoping that eventually it will be able to convince hollywood studios to sell DRM free versions of TV shows and movies through its store, although so far the talks have been unsuccessful. GOG.com’s North …

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Razer reveals ‘Razer Cortex’ software

Razer is re-branding its Game Booster software and giving it price comparison capabilities. Razer Cortex will compare prices from reputable digital game outlets, such as Steam, Green Man Gaming, GOG and Gamers Gate to show you the cheapest price available. In addition, the software’s ‘game booster’ section will allow you …

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Amazon Firephone has sold fewer than 35,000 units

It turns out that Amazon’s new smartphone isn’t selling so well, according to a new report the handset is off to a very slow start, having sold fewer than 35,000 units so far. The Firephone was announced back in June after a long series of rumours and leaks. Press outlets …

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EA expects to make $1 billion from DLC this year

EA’s huge catalogue of DLC is expected to rake in $1 billion for the publisher this financial year, company spokesperson, John Reseburg has said. It was also revealed that a large portion of that revenue will supposedly be generated by EA’s sports franchises, such as NFL and Fifa. Speaking with …

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Apple admits iPhone 5 battery fault

Apple has confirmed that a “small percentage” of iPhone 5 models suffer from a battery fault that causes accelerated power drain. Free battery replacements are being offered at Apple stores, affected models can be identified by the serial number. Apple won’t replace your iPhone 5 battery if the handset has a cracked …

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Zenimax reveals ESO subscriber loyalty program

Zenimax is making an effort to keep current and former Elder Scrolls Online subscribers coming back for more by announcing a loyalty program, which will reward those who continue to subscribe for longer than three months. Starting from September, subs that have stuck around for three months will receive a …

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Lian Li announces PC-Q19 brushed aluminium Mini-ITX case

Lian-Li has introduced a new mini-ITX chassis, mainly designed for HTPC use. The PC-Q19 is essentially an updated version of the older PC-Q12 slim case. However, the Q19 brings some notable improvements such as VGA support and room for additional storage. The PC-Q19 has a slim profile of 160mm and …

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