Building Gaming Keyboard 2.0: Bigger, Better, Oranger

By | June 26, 2017

The Carbon colorway. The first Carbon round was in the SA profile, which is a taller keycap designed to look like old typewriters and beam spring keyboards. The GMK version of Carbon was sold last summer in Cherry profile. They look more like traditional keycaps, but slightly shorter and more angled. I find these to… Read More »

IBM, US Air Force Are Building a Neuromorphic Supercomputer

By | June 26, 2017

IBM is claiming that the TrueNorth Neurosynaptic System (that’s the official moniker) can convert and process data from multiple sources in parallel, while simultaneously pairing with more conventional processors to analyze the data. The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)  was the earliest adopter of TrueNorth for converting data into decisions, said Daniel S. Goddard, director,… Read More »

NEC EX341R Monitor Review

By | June 26, 2017

Two years ago, I visited NEC’s booth at Infocomm in Orlando, Florida. At the time, curved ultra-wide monitors were just starting to appear from LG and others. I asked the reps if they had plans for a similar product and got simply a cryptic “yes.” After watching the category become almost gamer-exclusive, we wondered if… Read More »

KFA2/Galax GeForce GTX 1080 Ti EXOC Review

By | June 25, 2017

In contrast to EVGA’s aggressively overclocked GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming, KFA2/Galax emphasizes sensible, middle-of-the-road decisions with its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti EXOC. As a result, two fans should be plenty for this dual-slot card. And in the end, despite a high-end GP102 processor, the EXOC’s understated design adds a certain amount of charm.… Read More »

Analogix's ICVR Could Make VR HMDs Less Cumbersome

By | June 24, 2017

Virtual reality activity at Computex earlier in June was sparse, with the usual assortment of “VR Ready” systems and components, but a small group consisting of Analogix Semiconductor, Dell, LG, and Tencent announced a potentially significant building block that went practically unnoticed. The group revealed ICVR, or “Interface for Connected VR,” which is an attempt… Read More »

Setting Up Your PSVR: A Step-By-Step Guide

By | June 24, 2017

The PlayStation VR system is available in two different bundles. The core bundle includes the PSVR HMD, the PSVR Processor Unit, and the cables to hook up the components. The core bundle does not include the PlayStation 4 camera, but you do need one to use the PSVR. If you don’t have a camera already,… Read More »

SilverStone Expands Its Strider Titanium PSU Line

By | June 24, 2017

The cryptocurrency mining community is thriving again, so the need for super strong and highly efficient PSUs rises again. That’s probably what made SilverStone expand its flagship Strider Titanium line with three new models, featuring capacities that go up to 1.5kW. All Strider Titanium models are fully modular and have compact dimensions, with the new… Read More »