Monthly Archives: April 2017

Galax HOF PCI-E 1TB SSD Review

By | April 30, 2017

Galax, formally Galaxy Technology and KFA2, began teasing us with PCI Express SSDs in 2015 when it first displayed a JMicron design at Computex. Since then, the company released numerous designs in both NVMe and SATA flavors. The Hall Of Fame models come with a white exterior and printed circuit board, along with an over-the-top… Read More »

Watch Us Play The 'Heroes Of The Storm' 2.0 Update

By | April 29, 2017

In previous streams, we’ve played competitive games such as For Honor and Battlefield 1. For this week’s livestream, we’re going to try our hand at online competitive play once again–this time in a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), specifically Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm, which just received a massive update. The update, so-called “Heroes of… Read More »

Nintendo Announces Nintendo 2DS XL

By | April 29, 2017

Nintendo continued two of its favorite trends–incremental hardware updates and inscrutable branding decisions–with the New Nintendo 2DS XL. The portable system is a successor to the wedge-shaped Nintendo 2DS, introduced as a budget option for people who want to play Nintendo 3DS games without paying for stereoscopic 3D support. Now it’s been redesigned with a… Read More »

G.Skill Ripjaws KM570 Keyboard Review

By | April 29, 2017

Whereas G.Skill went all out on the bells and whistles for its Ripjaws KM780 keyboards, the Ripjaws KM570, by contrast, offers a more staid look and reduced feature set (and lower price). It serves to give those with smaller budgets (and simpler tastes) a G.Skill-branded option, which is a great deal–unless the quality of the… Read More »

Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

By | April 28, 2017

PC / Xbox streaming is a major feature MS is pushing these days. But the potentially seasonal decline in Xbox One sales is dwarfed by falling Surface and Windows 10 Mobile revenue. “We had no material Phone revenue this quarter” is execu-speak for “Windows 10 Mobile is dead.” Investors don’t seem to care much, given… Read More »

Acer's Mixed Reality HMD, Hands On

By | April 28, 2017

Acer’s new Mixed Reality Developer HMD may be somewhat misleading with its nomenclature, but the new virtual reality headset certainly turned heads at the company’s annual Next@Acer event. We were able to get some sparse details of the HMD at GDC, but Acer filled us in on the full specifications and let us see its… Read More »