Monday, June 22, 2020

WWDC Special Event Keynote — June 22, 2020 – Apple

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Sony Announces Playstation 5; Stunning Next-Gen Gaming Console


PS5’s exclusive game lineup includes blockbuster series such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Gran Turismo 7and Horizon Forbidden West, along with brand new titles from the industry’s top game creators
Enhanced and expanded version of Grand Theft Auto V coming to PS5; New standalone version of Grand Theft Auto Online will be free to all PS5 owners within first three months of the title’s launch in 2021

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 11, 2020 – Innovation and creativity collide this holiday season, as Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) revealed new details for PlayStation®5, including the next-generation console’s design and a deep lineup of brand new games coming to the platform. In a livestream event today reaching millions of gaming fans, SIE showed the PS5™ hardware for the first time, with its bold, two-tone design marking a radical departure from previous PlayStation consoles. PS5 will launch in two options: a standard model with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, and a digital model without a disc drive, offering unprecedented choice at launch to gamers.
Today’s livestream also provided fans with a first look at the new games that will define the next generation of gaming on PlayStation 5. Across dozens of titles, most of which are launching as console exclusives or full exclusives on PS5, the world’s most talented developers showcased the potential of the hardware, which will unlock rich experiences for gamers, bringing them deeper into extraordinary game worlds than ever before.   
“With PlayStation 5, we are making a significant leap to deliver a truly new generation of transformative play experiences that will redefine expectations for what games can be,” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SIE. “Worlds will be richer and more beautiful, they’ll captivate your senses in ways you didn’t think possible, and you’ll be able to experience them much more seamlessly, with lightning fast loading. Today’s showcase is just a glimpse of what’s to come in the next generation, and we want to thank our community for taking this journey to PS5’s launch with us.”
One of the biggest series of all time, Grand Theft Auto, will be coming to PS5, thanks to the close partnership between SIE and Rockstar Games. Enhanced and expanded versions of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online will launch on PS5 in the second half of 2021. With a range of technical improvements, visual upgrades and performance enhancements, GTAV & GTA Online will take full advantage of the PS5 hardware and its new features, making the game more beautiful and more responsive than ever. In addition, a new standalone version of Grand Theft Auto Online will also be made available, with access to all PS5 owners for free within the first three months of the title launching. Once the entitlement is claimed, the game is theirs to keep, and with a PlayStation Plus membership, PS5 owners will be able to play GTA Online as much as they want. Finally, starting today, all GTAV PS4 owners will get GTA$1,000,000 every month until the PS5 version of the game launches in 2021.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Netflix Finally Enables Users to Disable the Forced Autoplay Previews!!


Today is the day folks! Netflix has FINALLY given its users the ability to disable those annoying (at least to me) autoplay previews that harass you when you browse around the Netflix on screen menu.


I bet they've heard the feedback (ie. complaints) since they forced this feature upon everyone in 2016 without so much as a reach-around. I wasn't consulted to see if I wanted this feature, it was just implemented one day and that was that. Not a word from Netlix. Honestly, I had all but completely lost hope they would ever allow us to change it. 

What was the most annoying part of autoplay previews for you? For me personally, it was the sound playing as well. If the previews were silent by default and maybe required a touch of the remote to enable the audio on something I actually wanted to hear from, that wouldn't have been so maddening. Because i don't know about you, but I need a few seconds to read the damn text blurb when hovering over a selection and just as I got done reading it, and I wanted to move on, i was struck by a violent outburst of volume along with the video. It's also terrible for cord cutters as it's constantly loading video in the background while you're trying to read titles and descriptions. So a double whammy of sorts. 

But alas, the day has come! You can head on over to the official Netflix page here for the quick instructions on how to remove the autoplay previews. You'll have to login to the Netflix website and manage account to get to the setting (totally worth it). 



Monday, January 6, 2020

Thermaltake Introduces New S300 Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Chassis

Taipei, Taiwan-January 6th, 2020-Thermaltake, the leading PC DIY premium brand for Cooling, Gaming Gear, and Enthusiast Memory solutions, is thrilled to present a new member to the S Series family - the S300 Tempered Glass Mid Tower Chassis which comes in simple black and elegant white. Inherits the same luxurious touch from the S series, S300 TG’s sleek exterior has a minimalistic design; with the metallic surface and the high-quality 4mm tempered glass side panel, it can be both simple and playful. Top-front I/O ports placement provides sufficient practicability and a preinstalled 120mm rear fan for competent ventilation. Magnetic removable filters on the top, right, and bottom not only offer extra airflow but excellent protection against dirt or dust. Our well-designed interior spacing, rotational PCI-E slots, and removable PSU cover allow users to install hardware effortlessly and arrange the components as you wish. S300 TG also serves outstanding liquid cooling expansions and advanced cable management with affordable pricing. If you are looking for a fashionable, contemporary designed chassis, but still hoping to display the components, S300 TG will be the premium option to go.

For more information be sure to check out the Thermaltake product page right here!



Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Gaming Keyboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org


"All the way back in 2017 we took a look at Corsair’s flagship gaming keyboard, which was their K95 RGB Platinum. It pretty much set the standard for full-size gaming keyboards. As it stands even in 2020 it is one of the best gaming keyboards out there, but Corsair has finally decided to update it with some nice new features. The new K95 RGB Platinum XT will now come with PBT Double-Shot keycaps, the six dedicated macro keys will now work with Elgato Stream Deck software, the old rubber palm rest has been replaced by a detachable plush palm rest, and you now get 8MB of on-board storage to save up to 5 different profiles on the keyboard. Let’s jump in and see what the new K95 RGB Platinum is all about!"
Check out the full review here. 


Thursday, October 24, 2019

ASRock Introduces the New X299 Motherboard Series



TAIPEI, Taiwan, October 23th, 2019 –ASRock is proud to announce the sequel to its popular X299 line of motherboards by updating not one but three models which includes the X299 Creator which is targeted at content creators, the X299 Steel Legend for mainstream users, and the X299 Taichi CLX which has all the bells and whistles of a high-end desktop motherboard. These new motherboards are set to enter the peak of an Intel-based market and provide uncompromised power and specs for every user.

X299 Creator - Create and Design with Ease

Our flagship motherboard - the X299 Creator, is designed for content creators and is at the high-end of this launch. Based on the Intel’s latest line of processors, the X299 includes plenty of premium features you expect when creating design work in a rush. Our latest Aquantia AQC107 10GbE port, assisted by Intel’s I219-V Gigabit NIC chipset provides dual Ethernet ports at the rear making connectivity versatile and fast. The AQUANTIA’s AQtion client controller offers blazing fast 10Gbps transfer speeds over Cat6 cables giving fast transfer speeds perfect for media center, workstation and gaming PC enthusiasts. This also includes Intel’s AX200 802.11ax wireless interface with simultaneous Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. The X299 Creator is ideal for content creators and professional users who seek to add more expandability options through the 3 PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots. These slots offer better performance when connected to SSD drives. Apart from this, the X299 Creator also has 10 SATA ports which is available for higher capacity drives and a necessity for all those graphic heavy images and videos.

For more information on the full line of ASRock Motherboards, please visit: http://www.asrock.com/

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Noctua Keeping It Cool at Computex 2019


At this year's Computex Taipei trade show, Noctua displayed a wide range of upcoming products and prototypes, including its next-generation 140mm dual tower CPU coolers, a fanless heatsink and all-black versions of the NH-D15, NH-U12S and NH-L9i models. The NF-A12x25 was awarded best case fan of the year by the European Hardware Association and shown in an upcoming black variant.



For further details, photos, videos and ETAs see: https://noctua.at/en/noctua-at-computex-2019