Crucial X8 1TB Review (Page 1 of 8)

When was the last time you have met the person who created the product you are using? Last month, I attended Micron Insight where I got to meet quite a number of people at the company, including President and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra himself. Besides groundbreaking new technology like the Micron X100 solid state drive, one consumer product they were particularly excited about was the Crucial X8 1TB portable SSD. In the media round table where they revealed the X8, I got to meet the man who managed this project, Luke Ottrey, whose title at Micron is SSD Product Manager.

Patriot Viper 4 Blackout DDR4-3600 2x8GB Review (Page 1 of 10)

Around this time last year, my sister gave birth to a little girl and I became an uncle. It was a momentous occasion and trying transition period for them, but rather a shocking one for me for one reason: People started calling me "Uncle Aaron". It was the strangest thing for the first few months, especially since a lot of people calling me such were older than me with some having kids of their own. For a while, I would say only my niece is the only person who could legitimately address me as such. However, this continued throughout the year and I soon gave up trying to correct people. Furthermore, some people asked me, "What is it like to be an uncle?"

GIGABYTE Announces AORUS Radeon RX 5700 XT Graphics Card

From Gigabyte Press Release: GIGABYTE today announced the launch of the AORUS Radeon™ RX 5700 XT 8G, which is built upon the 2nd generation 7nm processor technology with RDNA architecture. AORUS Radeon™ RX 5700 XT is equipped with the WINDFORCE 3x cooling system with alternate spinning fans, 6 copper direct touch heat-pipes for the GPU, BIOS switch for silence, RGB Fusion 2.0, protection metal backplate, GIGABYTE certified ultra-durable materials, and supports 6 Displays at once, gamers can experience top computing performance and overwhelming aesthetics smooth working state.

GIGABYTE Unveils GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING OC WATERFORCE WB 8G graphics card

From Gigabyte Press Release: GIGABYTE today announced the GIGABYTE WATERFORCE graphics cards - GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ GAMING OC WATERFORCE WB 8G powered by the NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPERTM GPU. Whether users are looking to fulfill the demands of their high-end water-cooled systems, or to enjoy the benefits of water-cooled GPU and CPUs, GIGABYTE WATERFORCE graphics card is the best choice. WATERFORCE WB graphics card is equipped with a top-of-the-line overclocked GPU certified by GIGABYTE GPU Gauntlet™ sorting technology.

Thermaltake New Commander G Series Tempered Glass ARGB Mid-Tower Chassis

From Thermaltake Press Release: Thermaltake is thrilled to announce a new compact design case line up- the Commander G Series Mid-Tower Chassis including G31, G32, and G33. The Commander G Series Tempered Glass ARGB Edition mid-tower chassis is a brand-new high airflow case designed with a special mesh front panel. This entry-level chassis comes with a preinstalled 200mm ARGB fan that can be controlled via motherboard synchronization software or the RGB switch on the I/O port. Located at the rear of the chassis is another 120mm standard fan preinstalled for outstanding ventilation.

Google’s silent Chrome experiment crashes thousands of browsers and angers IT admins

From The Verge: Google left thousands of machines in businesses with broken Chrome browsers this week, following a silent experimental change. Business users accessing Chrome through virtual machine environments like Citrix kept seeing white screens on open Chrome tabs, blocking access to the browser and leaving it totally unresponsive. It left many IT admins confused over the problem, as businesses typically manage and control Chrome updates.

Microsoft's Game Streaming Service xCloud to Launch Next Year

From PC Mag: Microsoft will launch its xCloud game-streaming service some time next year, when it'll also be available on PCs.

For the past month, Microsoft has been letting gamers test out xCloud on Android smartphones and tablets as part of an ongoing public preview. But the company hasn't forgotten about PCs. "You want more ways to play. And we are delighted to announce in 2020 we will bring Project xCloud to Windows 10 PCs," said xCloud general manager Catherine Gluckstein at the Inside Xbox event in the UK.

Google's RCS messaging: Texting on Android phones is about to get a lot better

From CNET: Texting on Android phones is about to get a lot better, Google said Thursday. The maker of the widely used operating system is launching a major update to its Messages app in the US that will modernize texting on Android phones. The update will include several features that iPhone users have long enjoyed in iMessages, including read receipts and exiting group chats. RCS messaging is one of the biggest steps Google has taken with Android, which lags far behind Apple's iOS when it comes to texting.

CORSAIR Launches iCUE QL RGB Fans for Spectacular Lighting from Any Angle

From Corsair Press Release: CORSAIR today announced a new line of PC cooling fans to elevate the aesthetics of any build: CORSAIR iCUE QL RGB PWM fans. Available in 120mm and 140mm sizes, every QL RGB fan features quad light loops lit by a total of 34 individually addressable RGB LEDs, creating incredible visuals from either side. Multi-fan kits of QL RGB fans are bundled with a CORSAIR iCUE Lighting Node CORE RGB Lighting Controller, capable of controlling the lighting for up to six CORSAIR RGB fans at once through CORSAIR iCUE software.

Party like it’s 2004 with the new Motorola Razr’s secret ‘Retro Razr’ mode

From The Verge: Motorola is bringing the Razr back in the form of a foldable Android phone, but that doesn’t mean that the company is leaving the classic design of the original behind. As a neat tribute to the OG RAZR, Motorola has included a secret “Retro Razr” mode that turns the $1,499 modern smartphone into the spitting image of its 2004-era predecessor.

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