SteamWorld Heist Announced for Spring 2015


Image & Form Games recently announced their next game, SteamWorld Heist for Spring of 2015. As you may have guessed already, it is a sequel to the very popular SteamWorld Dig. Here is Image & Form’s pitch of the game: SteamWorld Heist is a game about space adventures and survival. Recruit a team of ragtag robots to explore and scavenge the ... Read More »

Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6 banner

Today Apple joined the big kids’ table. At an event at Flint Center for the Performing Arts , Apple revealed the next iterations of their flagship product, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 will come with a 4.7-inch display, while the iPhone 6 Plus will have a 5.5-inch screen for “phablet” fans.  Read More »

Everything We Know About Windows 9

Windows 9 concept logo by Microsoft China

Windows 9 is the biggest release Microsoft’s had planned since 2003, which was an age of failed promises, disappointment, and Windows Vista. What exactly is Windows 9, though, and what do we know about it? Read More »

Apple Buys Beats for $3 Billion, Here is the Scoop


With the news yesterday of Apple buying Beats there was a lot to take in. Here’s a rundown of all of the news: Dr. Dre’s mouth may have lost him 200 million, but probably not Right before the deal that was rumored at 3.2 billion, there were rumors that Apple cut the price down to 3 billion because they were ... Read More »

BIOSTAR Brings Out Hi-Fi Z97WE Mainboard, With Intel Smart Technologies

Biostar Logo

PRESS RELEASE “May 9th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, maker of embedded/IPC solutions, graphics cards, and motherboards has introduced Intel’s next generation Haswell based motherboard, the Hi-Fi Z97WE. It comes with many BIOSTAR in-house features such as “Hi-Fi” audio technology. The Hi-Fi Z97WE is an ATX form factor board that features Intel socket 1150 support. It has 4 memory slots for up to ... Read More »

Windows 8, the new Vista?


Although the poor sales have drawn comparisons to Windows Vista, just how unsuccessful has Windows 8 been? Has the damage been beyond sales i.e. should be expect a mass movement back to XP/7 like we had with Vista users moving back to XP? I intend to discuss these points and analyse just how much Windows 8 is in some ways ... Read More »

Google Releases Chrome Remote Desktop App for Android


This morning Google just released their newest app in the App Store called Chrome Remote Desktop out of beta to the public. This app works with the Chrome Remote Desktop program that is in the Chrome Store. This will connect any Android device you have (as long as it’s Ice Cream Sandwich and above) to any computer that is running ... Read More »

NVidia Unveils the Titan-Z Card, A $3,000 Graphics Juggernaut

NVidia Titan-Z

In case you weren’t satisfied with how much your current graphics card can make a fool out of modern games, NVidia has your back with an insane new product. The Titan-Z Graphics Card improves upon the current Titan, and sports 12GB of VRAM. Hoping to be the card of choice for those who want an unmatched experience, the Titan-Z houses ... Read More »

Much of the Same (Samsung vs. Apple)


Prior to the unpacked 5 event , I was really hopeful for the Galaxy S5 and here is why. After the garbage that was the S4 conference, Samsung said they were taking a step back to realize what they did so well with their first few Galaxy devices. Innovation, it is a word that is thrown around so easily in ... Read More »

Google lowballs Google Drive storage pricing


After shaking up the cloud storage game almost 2 years ago, Google is about to do it again. Today on their blog, Google announced new pricing for Google Drive. You can still have the free 15GB of storage as usual, but now the 100GB option is now only $1.99 a month (used to be $4.99). The 1 TB option has dropped significantly ... Read More »

Microsoft keeps urging Windows XP users to upgrade, offers free software


For those of you who are still holding dearly on to your installation of Windows XP, the intensity in which Microsoft urges you to upgrade will be ramping up, soon. Offering free software in the form of Laplink’s PC Mover Express, Microsoft hopes to make the transition to a newer OS for those still using Windows XP as easy as ... Read More »

Coding For Education (Computer Science As A Second Language)


Coding is becoming a more important aspect of our lives the further and further we come. Kids today are playing with different devices right out of the womb. With the importance, impact and career opportunities that technology has, don’t you think we should learn the brains of the products that we have become so connected to? 4 weeks back The ... Read More »

Pokemon Cross-Sourcing Experiment Attracting Thousands

Pokemon Twitch

For those that are fans of the classic Pokemon Red/Blue, then many will find it of some interest to go over and play the timeless Pokemon game on, where thousands of people are controlling the same main character at once. Just sign in, type in a command in the chat log, and you’ll be involved in trying to complete Pokemon ... Read More »

Video Game Music- A Historiography


For many of us vivid memories of childhood come in the form of either visual or audio images. Music, such as a tune from the NES or SNES generation, remind us of what childhood was all about. Bleeps and Bloops from a Pong game, or the adventuristic tune from A Link from the Past put a smile on our faces. ... Read More »

The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC- Out Now


The Last of Us is a favorite game shared by many. Without spoiling the main game for those who have not played it, it is a survival game with a deep emotional narrative. The connection and relationship between the two main characters, Joel and Ellie, is something rarely seen in video games. It was one of the reasons I enjoyed ... Read More »

Microsoft Names New CEO: Satya Nadella


Earlier today Microsoft announced that 47 year old Satya Nadella will become Microsoft’s third CEO and a member of their Board of Directors. Before this he was the Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. “During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” said Bill Gates, Microsoft’s Founder and Member ... Read More »

Google Services Down (Back Up For Most)


If you are experiencing any difficulty getting on various Google Apps it’s because Google is having issues right now nationwide. Be patient it should be back up soon. You will see various services up as you continue to refresh. UPDATE: Google appears to be up for some users. UPDATE 2: Gmail , +, and Talk seem to be running fine. Google is ... Read More »

Microsoft Extends Windows XP Support…again [Corrected]

XP Shutting Down

This time Microsoft is in fact not extending support for the Operating System itself, but for its security suite, Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). Previously, we and other sites reported it was the OS itself and we apologize for that mistake! The correct information, taken from Microsoft themselves in an update, is that MSE will be continued into 2015. Windows XP ... Read More »

CES 2014 – AMD’s Dockport added as extension to VESA’s Displayport


AMD’s desired but seldom seen DockPort has gotten a new lease on life – Tuesday at CES, AMD, Texas Instruments, and the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced that AMD’s DockPort has officially been rolled into an extension of the DisplayPort standard. AMD originally announced Dockport as Lightning Bolt in 2011 in response to Intel’s Thunderbolt standard. Unlike Thunderbolt, which ... Read More »

[part 1] Building your own custom gaming PC: Price Points


How to build the best gaming PC for you When building your first gaming PC, several questions should come to mind. Which parts should I buy? Which parts do I need? How do I recognise compatibility issues? Daunting questions like these often have the potential to scare prospective builders into buying prebuilt, but after reading this guide, all questions will ... Read More »

RIP Winamp


When AOL announced that and the software would no longer be available on December 20, 2013, I was not saddened by the announcement.  The first thought to cross my mind was “Wow, do people still use this?”  With Itunes dominating most people’s computers for so many years, every mobile device having it’s own media player and streaming music through ... Read More »

Nvidia’s new “shadowplay” technology enters beta stage


Last week, the latest GeForce update (1.7) saw the delivery of shadowplay to all Kepler owners. This new media focused feature allows gamers to capture and save moments that they wish they were recording with say fraps, or camtasia. The recorded session can then be exported in high quality H.264 format, either directly to youtube, or into a video editor ... Read More »

780ti branded Nvidia’s homegrown “Titan killer” + benchmarks


Although it did not receive nearly as much hype as AMD’s recent announcement (it was a whole series after all), the general consensus in the building community is that the new soon to be released Nvida GPU has the potential to slay the Titan. Now, I understand that whenever we hear an inkling of information about a new video card, ... Read More »

Nvidia rebuttals against AMD’s recent market takeover

Geforce Graphics Card

Visit any builder’s forum last week, and you would have noticed an abundance of AMD GPUs, and rightly so really. AMD’s new Hawaii cards have turned the graphics card industry upside down in terms of user preference, cheap powerful cards are seemingly hard to refuse. So specifically, what exactly is going on in the world of builders? Have users abandoned ... Read More »

Meet “Cortana”, the Microsoft Virtual Assistant

Cortana Assistant

You read that right! Microsoft has hinted that the name, or at least codename, of their assistant being built to rival Apple’s Siri is none other than Cortana. Microsoft has indeed gamers will recognize this name in an instant, as it is a nod to Microsoft’s most successful game franchise, Halo. Cortana, who plays a very useful AI in the ... Read More »

Microsoft Office for Android available today for 365 subscribers


Today Microsoft Office for Android is available for 365 subscribers. It works just like the recently released iOS app where you have access to all of your office files either local or in the cloud (via SkyDrive or SharePoint). You can view, edit and create right from the app and save it to the cloud for later use. Read More »

Microsoft unveils Windows 8.1 Preview – Available now

Windows 8.1 release

Today, at its Build Conference, Microsoft unveiled the preview of Windows 8.1, as well as making it available on the Windows Store for download. Adding a host of new features and changes, Microsoft is aiming to address some of the things that many users didn’t like, or wanted more of in Windows 8. Microsoft showed us what they have added ... Read More »

3 ways to use old laptop hard drives

ways to use your old laptop hard drive

I know many of you out there think laptop hard drives are a one trick pony. Many people make the mistake of throwing the entire laptop away, hard drive included, thinking they are now useless and just a hunk of junk. On the contrary, these small power houses are just as good as their counterparts. They can be difficult to ... Read More »