The AMD Radeon R9 290X is blisteringly fast, it also has a problem with heat. What if you want a 290X that is even faster and at the same time much quieter? HIS delivers with the R9 290X Hybrid IceQ.
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Throughout this year I have reviewed and had hands-on time with a large number of smartphones, especially from the Android camp. These are some of my thoughts on the best that's out there.
With the GTX 970 making up for an excellent value GPU and AMD responding with price cuts for the R9 290, folks looking to game at 4K now have some very capable multi-GPU options for around $600.
The fourth-generation Galaxy Note is the same 5.7" size as its predecessor but packs a Quad HD display, a more premium (and much requested) part-metal construction, and an improved camera with OIS.
We take a look at some of the privacy-focused email and cloud storage services that have either sprung up or gained popularity in the wake of what's popularly been referred to as the Summer of Snowden
The Maingear Pulse 15 belongs to a new breed of laptops packing gaming-grade hardware in a relatively thin and light package. It's also among the first to pack a 3K (2880 x 1620) display.
This is the fifth and final installment in a series exploring the history of the microprocessor and personal computing, from the first transistor to modern day chips powering our connected devices.
Alien: Isolation has plenty of pants-wetting moments and is a blast if you're comfortable with soiling yourself. But we're more interested in the game's performance when running at max settings.
The Kogan Agora 4G's standout feature is its 5.0-inch 720p display, paired with a Snapdragon 400 SoC. On the back you'll find an 8-megapixel camera, and inside is a sizeable 2,500 mAh battery.
This is the fourth installment in a five part series, where we look at the history of the microprocessor and personal computing, from the invention of the transistor to modern day chips.
Silverstone's stacked design might offer unbeatable cooling performance but it also results in a lot of wasted space. The FT05, a calmer, classier version of its extreme gaming case aims to fix this.
The Motorola Moto G is an impressive update to the original model, addressing several issues with the first generation model and improving a few bits of hardware.
This is the third installment in a five part series, where we look at the history of the microprocessor and personal computing, from the transistor to modern day chips on our connected devices.
The Asrock Q2900-ITX ships with a Pentium J2900 on a Mini-ITX board for $104, pricing it straight against AMD's Kabini Athlon 5350 and aimed at people looking to build a fanless HTPC.
This is the second installment in a five part series, where we look at the history of the microprocessor and personal computing, from the transistor to modern day chips powering our connected devices.
We've laid out ten tips for taking good photos on a smartphone. Read on and you'll be well on your way to producing some awesome shots from a fairly limited camera platform.
Last year's GeForce 700 series pushed Kepler to its limits. With such a strong showing, Maxwell's first appearance had us excited for higher-end cards and today we finally have them.
The invention of the microprocessor, DRAM, and EPROM integrated circuits helped bring computing to the mainstream. This is the first in a five-part series exploring the history of the CPU and PCs.
Codenamed 'Wildcat Point', the Z97 chipset brings support for future Broadwell CPUs, along with SATA Express and the M.2 socket. To help you pick a board we compare 7 models in every possible way.
Already one of the most iconic and atmospheric first-person shooters around, Metro has received some post-release polish in "Redux" that should present a greater challenge for today's GPUs.
With the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, you might still need the iPad mini or other small-sized tablet. With the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, you may realize that there's no need for that any longer.
Intel's latest Extreme Edition package boasts eight cores, a massive 20MB smart cache, support for the latest DDR4 memory, and is accompanied by the all new X99 chipset.
The common refrain has been that tablets are for consumption and that laptops are for productivity. Microsoft tried to bridge that gap with Surface, and now Apple and Google want that too.
The Lumia 930 features a large, 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, and Nokia's signature 20-megapixel PureView camera.
As a mid-range GPU, the R9 285 is meant to deliver mainstream performance at a competitive price. The "Tonga" GPU is essentially a newer, cheaper to produce version of the tried and true "Tahiti" GPU.
Many phones claim all day battery life but we all know that's mostly bs, however that's about to change. There are three major trends driving this future: bigger phones, better hardware and Android L.
Most gaming notebooks have a certain stigma attached to them. But that's starting to change and the MSI GS70 Stealth Pro is another example of gaming laptops steering towards slimmer form factors.
Let's run with the assumption that Chromebooks are doing well. Advocates claim non-tech savvy consumers choose Chromebooks for generally three reasons: simplicity, low maintenance, and easy usage...
Logitech's new G402 is billed as the fastest gaming mouse money can buy for high-speed FPS gameplay, with a track speed of over 500 IPS using the company's Fusion Engine and Delta Zero sensor tech.
Linux allows you to fully customize not only the look and feel of your desktop, but also its functionality. Here's a brief overview of the most popular Linux desktop environments to get you started.
SanDisk's Extreme Pro is the successor to the venerable Extreme II, which was among the best SSDs of its generation in terms of performance and reliability.
Tablets have become so light, there is less of a weight penalty with increasingly larger displays. What's preferable? A 9.7-inch tablet that's 1lb in weight, or a larger one that is slightly heavier?
With Crucial's MX100 series recently arriving for as low as $0.42 per gigabyte the competition has been forced to respond. The OCZ Arc 100 SSD goes for the value sweet spot, but does it succeed?
Targeting the entry-level market, the newly-released Zenfone 5 packs a 5.0-inch 720p display, an 8-megapixel camera, customized software, and a rarely-used Intel Atom dual-core SoC.
The TechSpot PC Buying Guide offers an in-depth list of today's best desktop PC hardware, spanning four unique yet typical budgets. Get all your PC part recommendations here.
The big thing most people misunderstand about Ballmer is that he's unbelievably smart. They see him going crazy on the stage and assume the man is a joke. I can assure you he's anything but.
The Google Nexus 7 can be had for around $215 nowadays, but going below that usually involves some compromises. Today, I'm checking out Asus' attempt at a low-cost Android tablet.
AMD is releasing an update to its Kaveri family and we have the the $155 A10-7800 on hand, which comes in 45W or 65W TDP modes and has a full-blown R7 GPU featuring 8 CUs with 512 SPUs.
What goes in to making a good smartphone camera? What do pixel sizes and f-stops really mean? We explore the hardware, key terms associated with photography, and make some comparisons along the way.
To mark the 20th anniversary of its Pentium brand, Intel has released a special fully unlocked Haswell dual-core Pentium G3258 for $72 -- just what the overclocking community has been waiting for.
In this article we discuss the major VDI solutions that are currently available, how Nvidia GRID works to add GPU acceleration to a VDI, and whether virtual desktops truly are the future of computing.
Touting several refinements and a new 5.5-inch Quad HD display, LG has brought to market the new LG G3, bringing a resolution and pixel density above anything else we've seen out there.
The RV05 ATX case maintains the unique stacked layout of the Raven series but cutting much of the wasted space in previous models, while delivering one of its better looking designs so far.
In this follow up article to our basic Linux command line series we go a bit deeper to discuss file metadata, permissions, timestamps, some new tools like tee, Vim, and more.
The Radeon R9 280X is our current best-value pick for performance GPUs. To keep you from sifting though dozens of brands we're comparing what we think are the best five R9 280X models out there.
As large-screened smartphones grow in popularity, HTC is looking to capitalize on the trend with a mid-range, affordable alternative in the Desire 816 that should rival the Lumia 1320 and Zenfone 6.
You don't have to be a professional photographer to snap some amazing pictures of fireworks. All you need is some basic equipment and a little know-how, which we'll be offering up here today.
Back in May I had the chance to review the Samsung Galaxy S5, and as expected the Snapdragon-equipped phone performed fantastically. Today we'll take a look at the cheaper Exynos-based variant.
Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD is powered by the firm's cutting-edge in-house 32 layer 3D V-NAND technology, which is said to deliver up to twice the density and write speed of traditional 20nm planar NAND
Codenamed Devil's Canyon, Intel says overclockers can rejoice over the newest revision of its 4th-gen Core CPU. Improvements include a boost in operating speeds up to 4.4GHz with Turbo Boost...