ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition: Intended for the overclocking elite

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition: Intended for the overclocking elite

As soon as some time passes without ASUS giving their competition a “homework”, we can safely expect an avalanche of exclusive products. This time it's the new motherboard which will make most of over...

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4: Friends forever

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4: Friends forever

The best motherboard doesn’t necessarily have to be the one that has the most of everything, simply because some of us don’t use a great number of capabilities that a device has. True, we would all pr...

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Smartphone with the biggest screen

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Smartphone with the biggest screen

Only two years ago, when Samsung started a new trend of producing smartphones with big screens with the Note model, everybody thought that nobody wanted to use a phone that big and that concept doesn’...

ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

Sometimes, it’s not possible to make the fastest device of a certain kind in the most elegant ways. Simply, it requires breaching the borders of the comfortable, so the result of the desire to reach t...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti: Maxwell take 1

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti: Maxwell take 1

During GPU history, it was often the case when new architecture debuted it didn’t do so with the most powerful graphic processor or with the most expensive model. NVIDIA decided to do the same again, ...

Android KitKat 4.4

Android KitKat 4.4

Android 4.4 (KitKat) is an operating system that, like its predecessors, can work on devices with a minimum of 512 MB of RAM. Considering that, up to now, Android’s Achilles’ heel was dealing with amo...

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Major update for PCMark 8 Professional Edition

With the begining of the new year, Futuremark will release a major update for PCMark 8 Professional Edition. This update adds new tests and workloads to ensure that PCMark 8 will continue to be the most relevant and versatile PC benchmark in 2014. PCMark 8 combines the accuracy of application-based tests with the convenience of a purpose-built benchmarking program. This update improves the Home, Creative and Work benchmarks with new tests using popular open source applications for image processing, video editing and spreadsheets.
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Celebrating 15 years of 3DMark

3dmark-15thFuturemark is celebrating 15th anniversary of popular benchmark software 3DMark. Since it's release in 1998 there were 11 versions of 3DMark, each one pushing hardware to the limit to demonstrate the potential of the latest graphics APIs. Today, 3DMark is the world's most popular benchmark, used by millions of gamers around the world. It's the industry standard by which gaming performance is measured.

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Microsoft pulled Win RT 8.1 update

winrt81problem-mMicrosoft has pulled its recently released Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store this morning. Users reported that the update resulted in bricked devices and lost data. Not much information was reveled, except this statement: "Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1. As a result, we have temporarily removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store. We are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience. We will provide updates as they become available". You can find solution to the problem here

 

Windows 8.1

Microsoft announced the global availability of Windows 8.1, an update to its current Windows 8 operating system. Beginning Oct. 17, consumers with a Windows 8 device in more than 230 markets and 37 languages can download the free update via the online Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available on new devices and as boxed software starting Oct. 18 at retail locations around the world.

It is expected that this update will correct deficiencies of the Windows 8, so the Start button is back, users can choose how to start their Windows experience — at the Start screen or directly in the familiar Windows desktop, and the Windows Store has been redesigned.
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3DMark on Daily Deal on Steam

3dmark3DMark is today's Daily Deal on Steam. You can buy 3DMark for $8.49, a sweet 66% saving. 3DMark includes three benchmarks - Ice Storm, Cloud Gate and Fire Strike - for testing everything from notebooks to high-end gaming PCs.

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IFA 2013: Kaspersky lab’s last line of defence

As we know, there are more and mode digital devices in our surroundings. We are talking about smartphones, tablets, laptops, PC and Macs, smart TVs and so on. Regardless of platform there are risks that are affecting every one of these devices. Kaspersky tried to point out couple of scenarios that include various threats. From installing new apps on your tablet in subway, to everyday browsing and online payment. Also, as more and more devices are getting smarter, there are more and more possible threats that can do you harm. In that perspective, your digital identity is one of the few things that is more and more being a target of theft and misuse.
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Windows 8.1 sent to HW makers

windows-8-1-vMicrosoft has started releasing Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 to hardware partners. However, Microsoft will not release new version to subscribers to MSDN and TechNet before October 18th, because company plans to continue to work closely with hardware partners to "ensure a quality experience at general availability," Windows team executive Antoine Leblond said in a blog post. Comments to this blog were not positive in general, to say the least.

 

Windows 8.1 coming on October 18

windows-8-1-vStarting at midnight on October 18 in New Zealand, Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting on October 18 by market.

Windows 8.1 continues the vision Microsoft began with Windows 8 and is an example of the company’s commitment to continuous innovation and improvement for customers. If you haven’t already, you can give many of the new features a try with the Windows 8.1 Preview. Business customers can begin testing for deployment in their environments with the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview.

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Asus off, NVIDIA on

surface-sAsustek said it will no longer make Windows RT tablets because of the week sales.

"It's not only our opinion, the industry sentiment is also that Windows RT has not been successful," Asustek Chief Executive Jerry Shen told The Wall Street Journal on the sidelines of its post-earnings conference.

Asustek will make Windows 8 devices solely for Intel chips, due to the system's backward compatibility that Windows RT lacks.

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Office Mobile for Android phones

office android 4Last November, Microsoft delivered a brand new version of Office Mobile, preinstalled on all Windows Phone 8 devices. In June, we released Office Mobile for iPhone as a unique benefit for Office 365 subscribers. Now, Microsoft is launching Office Mobile for Android phones in the United States at no additional charge for Office 365 subscribers. Office Mobile for Android phones can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. To use the app, you need a qualifying Office 365 subscription, including Office 365 Home Premium or Office 365 ProPlus. Office Mobile for Android phones is initially available in the United States, with more countries coming on board over the next several weeks. Office Mobile is the official companion to Microsoft Office. When you make edits or add comments to a Word, Excel or PowerPoint document, the formatting and layout remain intact. When you return to your PC or Mac, your document looks like it should, Microsoft said.

 
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