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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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Amazon has been relying on automated robots in its warehouse and packing facilities alongside human workers for some time. These bots are still unable to handle all of the tasks needed and it looks as though Amazon is looking to upgrade the fleet.

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LG attracted the attention of many last month with the unveiling of its LG G Watch Urbane. Based on what we’ve seen thus far, this smartwatch looks every bit as stylish as a traditional timepiece but includes the internals of LG’s earlier G Watch R.

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Over-the-top Internet television provider Sling TV has added a handful of channels to its offering, boosting its “Best of Live TV” core package of channels to 20 for $20 per month.

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Samsung has confirmed that its next flagship smartphone will launch in the US on April 10. Those interested in either the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge can get their pre-orders in starting tomorrow, March 27, through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular.

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The Halo series has finally returned to PC, although probably not in the way most PC gamers would hope. 343 Industries, developer of the most recent Halo games for Xbox, has announced Halo Online as a free-to-play online multiplayer game, but unfortunately it's exclusively for the Russian market.

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Throwing all caution to the wind, Amazon has launched a new cloud storage plan in which users can store an unlimited number of files using its Cloud Drive service for just $59.99 per year. If you’re after the absolute cheapest unlimited cloud storage plan around, look no further.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are just around the corner and guess which wireless carrier is already advertising a promotion? That’s right, anyone that purchases Samsung’s upcoming handsets through T-Mobile will get a one year subscription to Netflix on the house.

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Wireless earbuds can be super handy for listening to music or hands-free talking. Check out the Cloud Buds - compatible with any bluetooth enabled device and boasting of a 30 foot wireless range. You can grab them right now 50% off - for just $24.99 (includes shipping).

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I’ve often mocked smartwatches for being impractical and not actually filling a need… but that was before I saw this promo for The Ant Watch. It’s literally a mini ant farm you strap on your wrist that offers the opportunity to “carry the miracle of life wherever you go.” ...

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The Surface 2 wasn't a very successful product from Microsoft, mostly due to the fact it was powered by an ARM processor, which limited app compatibility and features as it was forced to run Windows RT. But the company appears to have learned from their mistakes: a successor to the Surface...

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Airbags come standard in pretty much every modern cars. Such will be the case in Google’s upcoming self-driving car as well although a patent application reveals the search giant is planning to use them in unconventional way.

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A new variant of router malware has been uncovered that injects unwarranted ads and pornography into websites by modifying the router's DNS settings. Thanks to a clever implementation, this malware can hijack nearly every website on the internet for malicious purposes.

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Many manufacturers have developed a touch-first approach to input devices, spurred by the rapidly evolving mobile revolution. Such methods work great on select devices but when it comes time to do some serious work, nothing has yet replaced the trusty mouse and keyboard.

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Google is said to be working on a new project partially designed to combat Facebook’s recent addition of payments to its Messenger app. Codenamed “Pony Express,” the service will initially cater to monthly bill payments and be integrated into Gmail according to a document viewed by Re/code. ...

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During its annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that 360 degree spherical video support will soon arrive in the News Feed.

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Chrome’s malware protection system – you know, that alert you get before visiting a potentially dangerous website that often results in a U-turn – has likely saved me on more than one occasion. Equally useful is the warning you get before downloading any deceptive software disguised as a legitimate program. ...

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Clearly defining the business and consumer markets has been a key strategy of Microsoft’s freemium approach to Office. The company is taking it a step further now as any device with a screen size of 10.1 inches or less is considered a mobile device which means Office’s core editing and...

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Apple may have come up with yet another camera technology that could allow the company to continue to avoid the megapixel race.

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Sony is pushing a major update for its PlayStation 4 tomorrow that’ll deliver what the company describes as an “onslaught” of features. Here’s everything you can expect to see with software version 2.50, codenamed “Yukimura.”

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Following an announcement roughly seven months ago that it would be making a VR mount, with which you could manipulate virtual objects by hand instead of using a controller, Leap Motion brings news that it's collaborating with Razer's OSVR to build a VR headset with the company’s sensors built right...

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With the impending launch of Windows 10, and with it the release of a new web browser codenamed Project Spartan, Microsoft has officially relegated Internet Explorer 11 to a "legacy engine" that won't be upgraded at any point.

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While 4K displays are obviously making huge waves for gaming on the PC, we’re also in an ecosystem where the possibilities for how we even display our games are better than they’ve ever been. 4K gaming as it stands still requires a tremendous amount of horsepower – two GeForce GTX...

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There is increasing competition in the online video space, especially when it comes to live streaming video games, and YouTube is feeling the pinch. Despite the company offering live streaming functionality, Twitch is by far the preferred destination for watching streams of people playing games, which is why Amazon forked...

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Kingston’s HyperX division has announced its fastest solid state drive to date. The HyperX Predator PCIe SSD is available in your choice of 240GB or 480GB capacities. Powered by the Marvell 88SS9293 controller, the M.2 form factor drive uses a PCIe Gen 2.0 x4 interface and boasts speeds of up to...

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It has been rumored that there will only be a short gap between the launch of Intel's socketed Broadwell and Skylake CPUs for desktop systems, and as such, the company will only launch two LGA 1150 Broadwell-based CPUs onto the market.

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday appointed Jason Goldman to serve as the country’s first ever Chief Digital Officer. Goldman, whose resume includes stints at Blogger, Google, Medium and Twitter, will take over the White House’s digital outreach efforts previously managed by former senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer.

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Sometimes it’s hard to believe how much private data is actually out in the open for just anyone to browse through. As one prime example, Ars Technica recently acquired a massive list of license plate reader information just by making a simple request. In fact, the media outlet obtained the...

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Vessel, the online video subscription service that promises to offer early access to high quality content, has exited beta and is now available to all.

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