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Swiftech Komodo R9 LE GPU Water Block 11-30-2014

Swiftech recently released their latest GPU block design, the Komodo R9 LE and Komodo NV GTX9, which match the aesthetics of their Apogee XL. The Komodo blocks are a full coverage design and offer similar illumination effects to the Apogee XL, with changeable color scheme between red, blue, green and white. The base is manufactured of copper that has been chrome plated instead of the more commonly used nickel and the housing is acetal with transparent window.

Swiftech H220-X AIO Liquid Cooler 11-03-2014

The Swiftech H220-X combines the MCP30 pump into either a dual 120mm or dual 140mm radiator, similar to their previous MCR-X20 Drive series. The H220-X, however, relocates the pump from the end of the radiator to a spot beside the fins for a more compact length. They've also integrated a backlit reservoir window so users can easily check the coolant level without opening up the system. Finally, they opted to integrate their current flagship water block, the Apogee XL, into the mix.

Cougar 700M and Speed Gaming Mouse and Pad 09-22-2014

One look at the Cougar 700M Gaming Mouse and I was immediately reminded of another mouse I had recently reviewed, the Thermaltake Level 10. Upon closer examination there are more than a few differences between them, however compared to the typical computer mouse, they share a few similarities. For one, both exhibit a barebones-style open architecture with an aluminum skeleton. Both also feature adjustable panels to customize the fit to the user's hand along with fully programmable buttons and a high attention to detail on the fit and finish.

OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe Solid State Drive 08-04-2014

Today we have for review OCZ's latest RevoDrive 350. With the new model number falling in line with other recent OCZ offerings such as the Vertex 460 or Vector 150, the RevoDrive 350 marks OCZ's fourth generation PCIe-based SSD. Featuring dual or quad SandForce SF-2282 controllers (depending on capacity), the RevoDrive 350 offers up to an advertised 1800MB/s read and 1700MB/s write speeds and an astounding 135,000 to 140,000 IOPS. Utilizing the same 19nm Toshiba toggle flash found in OCZ's other recent offerings, the RevoDrive 350 sports a three year warranty with up to 50GB/day of host writes.

Swiftech Apogee XL CPU Waterblock 07-01-2014

Today we have for review Swiftech's absolute latest in blocks, the Apogee XL. Superseding the Apogee HD, which we reviewed two years ago, the XL offers some fine-tuning in performance for the latest AMD and Intel processors, reduced flow restriction and a new visual enhancement with LED back-lit logo plate in four included interchangeable colors: blue, green, red and white. There are two different versions available, the standard black polycarbonate body we received and an all-new XLC model with clear top.

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Intel has been beating AMD on every front but price for a couple of generations now as the Bulldozer microarchitecture and its descendants have had an unpleasant uphill climb. Power consumption, performance per clock, it all takes its toll. However, we took a couple of AMD’s most popular chips for a test drive...

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While there was a time when some had hope offline functionality would make its way to Netflix, it appears that will not be the case. The company’s head of communications was recently quoted as saying an offline feature for Netflix was not only not here yet but was "never going...

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Sprint could be slapped with a hefty fine from the Federal Communications Commission for placing third-party charges on customers’ bills without their knowledge or authorization, a practice often referred to as cramming, according to a National Journal report.

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There are many extensions available for Chrome and specifically those for Gmail, and while Google has always done its best to ensure malicious add-ons don’t become widespread, they are certainly out there. Over the last year, the company has taken steps to improve privacy for its Gmail users, which was...

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Just over a month after Facebook updated its privacy policy, a Dutch-government affiliated watchdog has said that it will investigate the changes, asking the company to hold off its implementation, which is scheduled for January 1.

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Only a day after Apple pulled the plug on online sales in Russia, Valve is also taking measures to prevent users from exploiting low currency values on Steam. Effectively immediately the company says that games bought on its platform will be region locked to the region it was purchased from.

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Update: The US' top five theater chains have decided not to play Sony's The Interview. These include Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and Cineplex Entertainment. (via Hollywood Reporter)

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Microsoft is looking at streaming apps and games through a new service codenamed 'Arcadia', which is currently being built by a team in the company's Operating Systems Group.

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A federal jury has ruled in favor of Apple in the nearly decade old class-action lawsuit that had the company accused of trying to monopolize online music distribution.

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Facebook doesn't want a whole bunch of mediocre mobile photos littered throughout its service, so starting today it will automatically enhance any photos uploaded through its application.

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In a move that highlights the country’s worsening economic conditions, Apple has stopped online sales in Russia citing "extreme fluctuations" in the local currency, the ruble.

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The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro features an aluminium body with an intriguing watchband hinge, it's surprisingly thin and light, it sports an ultra high resolution display, and a bleeding edge Core M processor that promises decent performance with lower power consumption. At least on paper it ticks all the right boxes....

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Last week, Swedish police raided a data center used to host The Pirate Bay, shutting down the popular torrent website in the process. Although the website hasn't made a comeback as yet, data obtained by TorrentFreak shows that the raid hasn't had much of an effect.

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A group Sony employees affected by the recent hack have filed a legal complaint with the California District Court. The current and former employees are suing Sony Pictures for failing to keep their private data protected.

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T-Mobile is pushing forward with its ‘Uncarrier’ strategy, announcing a new plan called “Data Stash” that will allow customers to roll over their unused data each month for up to a year. CEO John Legere noted this is one of the most frequent request from customers and it will go...

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As you likely remember, Google releases its list of the most searched items, people and events each year. This year it has been re-named “A Year in Search: the moments that defined 2014,” and offers a wide range of stats on a number on the most popular search terms of...

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For years peripheral maker Razer has been pumping sound directly into our ears via gaming headsets. The Leviathan marks its first attempt at sharing that sound with the rest of the room, and a valiant first attempt at that.

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Google could be slapped with a fine of up to €15 million ($19 million) for violating Netherland’s data protection laws, according to the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA), the country’s national privacy watchdog.

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Google is mulling the idea of having a “buy” button on its Google Shopping listings allowing users to purchase products with a single click, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Similar to Amazon’s “one-click ordering”, the new feature would not only make things more convenient for online shoppers but...

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Valve rarely prevents a game from being published through Steam, but when the gruesome mass shooter game Hatred appeared on Steam Greenlight, the company felt it was necessary to intervene. Just hours after the game was launched on Greenlight, allowing gamers to vote for its inclusion in the main store,...

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A Russian malware dubbed SoakSoak has infected nearly 100,000 WordPress websites since Sunday, prompting Google to blacklist over 11,000 of those domains (the number is increasing), according to a report from cybersecurity firm Sucuri.

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Gigabyte's crazy closed-loop water cooling solution for three high-end graphics cards, Waterforce, is now on sale with a whopping $3,000 price tag. The mammoth liquid cooling unit that sits atop your PC case does come with three Nvidia GeForce GTX 980s, but the price tag is still hard to swallow.

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Nest thermostat owners can now use Google’s iOS and Android apps to control their home’s temperature. The feature will support over two dozen voice commands for controlling the smart thermostat via Google Now, either using the official app or through the microphone or search box on Chrome. ...

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As Oculus and other VR options inch their towards mass market appeal, a number of third party developers are looking to get in on the tech as early as possible. One of those companies is developer Runtastic. The team is leveraging VR tech as a new way to experience its popular...

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Microsoft’s Skype Translator is going live today in a preview phase covering two spoken languages, Spanish and English, plus over 40 instant messaging languages. The real-time translation service makes it possible for people who speak completely different languages to communicate over Skype, while voice input from each other is delivered...

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Crowdfunding services like indiegogo and Kickstarter have become very popular among startup companies and indie product developers. While we have seen our fair share of unique and somewhat comical ideas that exist outside of typical product campaigns, Indiegogo has decided to launch a separate service focusing specifically on personal funding. ...

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As Microsoft prepares to detail new features coming to Windows 10 at a January press event, pre-consumer builds have already given us some glimpses at the next-gen OS. The latest, build 9901, includes a more refined design for Cortana and a number of other tweaks and new apps.

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Xiaomi Technology, often referred to as the ‘Apple of China’, made just 347.48 million yuan ($56.15 million) of profit on 26.58 billion yuan ($4.30 billion) in revenue last year, according to Reuters. The information was obtained from the financial results that the company disclosed after it purchased a 1.3 percent...

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The $550 Alienware Alpha is the company's first attempt at a compact PC gaming console for the living room, powered by an Intel Core processor and a custom-built Nvidia GPU. In the video above, we take a look inside the box, show you around the console, and even take a peek under the...

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Just a few days after Google announced that it would discontinue Google News in Spain, the Association of Editors of Spanish Dailies (AEDE), a group that represents the country's news industry, has said that it wants the Spanish government and EU competition authorities to stop the search giant from doing...

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