External GPU dock, detachable liquid cooling and more
At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we stopped by the ASUS Media Lounge at the Trump International Hotel to get an overview of the company’s new ROG lineup for this year, including new 28-inch and 24-inch MG 4K Series UHD 3840x2160p gaming monitors, and a new ZenBook Pro based on Intel Skylake silicon.
Using new second-gen 14nm FinFET low-power plus (LPP) process
On Thursday, Samsung announced it has begun mass production of the company’s second-generation 14nm 3D FinFET low-power plus (LPP) process technology.
Triple M.2 32GB/s slots, 16Gbps USB 3.1 ports and LN2 support
During CES 2016 in Las Vegas earlier this month, we visited the Gigabyte team at Bally’s Hotel and Casino, where we caught them at the very end of a live overclocking session featuring a brand new Intel Z170 motherboard exclusively for liquid nitrogen overclocking enthusiasts.
Windows 7, 8, 8.1 updates for Skylake systems to end on July 17, 2017
In a rather authoritarian, sweeping effort to increase its worldwide Windows 10 install base, Microsoft has announced it will end support for operating systems older than Windows 10 on newer chipset platforms, including Intel’s Skylake, in a year and a half from now, and that Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows OS on new chipset platforms going forward in 2016.
Vive Pre developer unit impresses, but controllers may need some work
Perhaps one of the most anticipated and talked-about technology showcases at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas were the variety of virtual reality headsets offered from HTC, Oculus, Jaunt, Creative Labs, Leap Motion and others.
Split hybrid ergonomic keyboard mouse combo, $399 to pre-order
Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a chance for new startups and established companies alike to demonstrate their very best efforts at disruptive consumer gadgets and products that they believe the world shouldn’t live without. This year has been no exception.
Smartphone app via Bluetooth 3.0 allows real-time diagnostic monitoring
A year ago at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Cooler Master unveiled two prototypes of its new flagship 80 Plus “Titanium” power supply units while they were still a work in progress. Today, the company is putting the finishing touches on a breakthrough new PSU series that gives IT professionals more control over real-time energy consumption data than ever before.
During CES 2016, Chinese multinational smartphone giant Huawei unveiled its 6-inch Mate 8 flagship smartphone to succeed the 6-inch Mate 7 released in October 2014. While both devices have beautiful 1080p, 368ppi IPS-NEO panels that take up roughly 78 percent of the device’s screen-to-body ratio, the Mate 8 is Huawei’s first device running its own silicon with the Kirin 950 16nm octa-core FinFET processor as we wrote about back in November.
Supports M.2 RAID0 at last for $289
While we were at CES 2016 in Las Vegas last week, we managed to stop by EVGA’s suite at the Bellagio Hotel and check out its latest designs in motherboards, gaming notebooks and power supplies. At the top of that list is the company’s new Z170 Classified K ATX motherboard, engineered from the ground up for professional gamers and overclocking enthusiasts.
Needs DisplayPort 1.3 connector for native 8K playback
Changhong (Sichuan Changhong Electric Co., Ltd.), the second largest manufacturer of televisions in China, unveiled its own 98-inch 8K "Full Ultra High Definition" (FUHD) monster on the show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week and took no shortcuts in competing against similar offerings from LG, Samsung and Hisense.