Asus unveils the super slim ZenBook Flip S convertible

From PC World: Asus has a trio of new computers in its ZenBook range that boast lightweight and powerful features, led by the ZenBook Flip S.

The machine measures just 10.9 millimeters thick, making it the world’s thinnest convertible laptop, according to Asus. It weighs 2.4 lbs, but don’t let the size and weight fool you. The ZenBook Flip S UX370 packs the heavyweight punch of Intel’s Corei7-7500U processor and can accommodate up to a terabyte of PCIe SSD storage.

Asus goes big on slim laptops at Computex

From CNET: There wasn't a new ZenFone to be seen at Computex and it feels deliberate.

Instead of launching a new phone like last year at one of the biggest PC-focused events in the region, the Taiwanese manufacturer is going back to its roots with a launch of four new notebooks.

The new ZenBook Pro takes center stage, featuring powerful hardware in a slim form factor -- an Intel Core i7-7700HQ as well as a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, while the world's thinnest convertible ZenBook Flip S lets you play around with its 4K display.

AMD's new AM4 motherboard software cures Ryzen's memory headaches

From PC World: Memory’s been a thorn in the side of AMD’s Ryzen processors ever since they launched. Memory speed and latency can play a major part in Ryzen’s performance, but early AM4 motherboards haven’t been able to offer robust memory overclocking capabilities. Ryzen PCs topped out at DDR4-3200 speeds, and the supported range of frequencies below that occurred in 266MT/s chunks, meaning some kits couldn’t hit their rated maximum speeds and instead fell back to a slower frequency.

A new AMD update puts an end to the madness.

Have smartphones replaced in-car navigation systems?

Yes, they're obsolete
34% (43 votes)
In some ways, but not totally
56% (70 votes)
Not at all
10% (12 votes)
Total votes: 125

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Review (Page 1 of 4)

At the beginning of this month, I went to San Francisco for a week with a friend, and it was a pretty fun experience. We got to see all the touristy places around the city in addition to finding some lesser known spots. However, the months leading up to this trip was not an easy one. As I had never been to San Francisco before, there was a lot of things I did not know. My friend whom I was traveling with was quite busy in the months leading up, so I was tasked with doing some of the planning and figuring out of places to visit. While the larger questions of places to visit and to eat were quickly completed, the logistical challenges, like how to go from place to place, took a bit more time. Trying to figure out and navigate San Francisco's public transportation was a bit of a challenge, especially when they had things like six different bus stops at one intersection. Other challenging tasks involved figuring out how to schedule the right amount of time for attractions. Considering this was the first time I have ever done any sort of planning for a trip, it was fun, but also full of learning experiences. It may not have been the easiest of trips to travel on, but I think it will help me for future trips. Now, the HyperX brand is not an amateur in the gaming peripherals business, and they have been building out their portfolio. Today, we have their Pulsefire FPS, the first HyperX mouse, so I have to wonder, will this mouse be an excellent contender right out of the gate, or will there be growing pains in the process? I guess we will find out as we look at today's review!

ROCCAT Kone EMP Review (Page 1 of 4)

The other day, I stopped by my colleague Jonathan Kwan’s house to pick up some new items for review. Two of my colleagues were hard at work on spring cleaning their cars, of course this was Jonathan Kwan and Aaron Lai. A short visit mainly for work, in typical APH Networks fashion, turned into a longer visit including lunch, although I had to first wait for them to finish cleaning their cars before we would leave. We talked about all the usual topics; mainly the new products we received that day. Aaron finished cleaning his car first, and together we waited a while longer for Jonathan to finish. Aaron had a much more relaxed approach to cleaning his car compared to Jonathan, who instead was very precise in cleaning. The couple of years old Honda Jonathan drives still looks new. The precision Jonathan has for cleaning his car definitely pays off. I definitely am not as precise as either Jonathan or Aaron when it comes to cleaning up my car, but I like to keep it as clean as possible while I am using it, so that garbage and all that will not pile up. But winter makes it quite difficult to keep all the little things in your car clean. I usually do a quite extensive clean up during spring time, which I am sure many others do as well. I am more precise in other areas, however, such as my room. Everything has a place, and I slowly get more and more stressed if more and more things pile up until I finally neatly arrange everything again. It is a vicious cycle. Anyway, precision is important in many different aspects of life, especially when it comes to gaming. Today, we have the ROCCAT Kone EMP up for review, which promises, according to the manufacturer’s website, unrelenting precision with its Owl-Eye optical sensor. Will this sensor be up for the task with enough precision for gaming? Read on to find out!

HyperX Fury S Review (Page 1 of 4)

A few months ago, I was heading out with a couple of friends after church for lunch. Right before leaving, we decided we would be going to a pizza place called Famoso's with six other people. My friend and I were the first to arrive at the place, so we called out a table for eight. We sat down at the bench and waited a few minutes. The few minutes quickly turned into fifteen minutes, yet no one showed up. I tried calling the other people, but no one would pick up. At this point, we realized our friends were a no show. I already felt bad for holding up such a large table in the restaurant with no one coming, so we decided to stay and eat by ourselves. Apparently, the other group changed their minds without telling us, and instead had Chinese food. To be honest, I was a bit miffed at their lack of care, but on the other hand it did make for a good review introduction. To clarify, my embarrassment did not really stem from the lack of communication, or even my friends not showing up, but rather because the workers at Famoso's expected a larger crowd than just us, and when reality hit, it was not so. Unfortunately, sometimes our expectations of products and reality do not always match. When we were sent the HyperX Fury S, it was actually a surprise, as we did not expect HyperX to send us this. Considering HyperX's surge in the peripheral market, it is not too surprising to see a mousing surface here. As such, I have high expectations from this company to deliver a solid mouse pad, so I have to wonder, will these expectations match with reality? Or will it end in a Famoso-like embarrassment? Read on to find out!

Forget flat and curved, Samsung's new display stretches

From CNET: Samsung this week showed off new display technology that looks kind of like a trampoline. The 9.1-inch stretchable OLED display prototype, which Samsung called the first of its kind, can be flexed in two directions, unlike conventional flexible OLED displays that can be formed in only one direction (such as bending, folding or rolling).

Microsoft's P language is aimed at where cloud, AI, and IoT meet

From InfoWorld: Microsoft is positioning its P language as a solution for asynchrony in a world where this capability is becoming increasingly vital for the cloud, artificial intelligence, and embedded systems.

Microsoft's Beam becomes Mixer, adds four person split-screen streaming to battle Twitch

From PC World: Maybe it’s time to start paying attention to Microsoft’s livestreaming play. After acquiring fledgling service Beam last August, then integrating Beam into Windows 10 and the Xbox One, today Microsoft announced a whole raft of changes to make the service more appealing—starting with a new name, Mixer.

Well...not the best start. Sounds like a bad dating site.


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