Testing the Nvidia GTX 1080

Posted by Robert Dow on May 23rd 2016 | Discuss (0)
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Everything it promises to be and more In this week's issue of TechWatch we breakdown the new Nvidia Pascal GPU. We look at its new architecture and technical specs. In the this article we take a look at the testing data and compare the GTX 1080 vs. the GTX 980, Titan

MantelMount puts your TV where you want it

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 25th 2016 | Discuss (0)
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Novel swing down design saves your neck When we got out 65-inch Vizio 4K TV we were proud, and delighted. It took two tries to get it mounted, resulting in having to rip out the wall and put in 2x4 studs, re-plaster and paint the wall. And then we watched

Autonomous’ Teleport VR camera lets you make 360 movies

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 24th 2016 | Discuss (0)
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The associated headset lets you view them. The Autonomous Teleport lets you save and share videos in S3D. The Autonomous kit comes with smartphone headset and a dual-camera (for stereovision) module. The camera module captures at 720p HD, and is small enough to put in your pocket or purse.

Samsung GearVR is a great way to try VR

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 24th 2016 | Discuss (0)
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Well designed, thought, and affordable Samsung gear is easy as can be to get started. Put in a phone, it tells you to download and install Gear app, then you just hit “Next” a couple of times and it does it all. Then you are asked to create

Lenovo 17-inch mobile workstation

Posted by Alex Herrera on March 16th 2016 | Permalink
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Comparing a high-end mobile workstation with a low-end deskside

Reviewing two new Boxx workstations

Posted by Alex Herrera on March 8th 2016 | Permalink
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One that bends the traditional design mold ... and another that shatters it  We’re not going to lie. Reviewing one workstation after another can get a bit tiresome. Machines can start looking an awful lot alike, but that’s rarely the case when we review a Boxx

The more you can see . . . the more you can game

Posted by Jon Peddie on February 17th 2016 | Permalink
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When playing a high-action first-person shooter (FPS) like Rise of the Tomb Raider, you want high resolution and a very wide field of view (FOV). In many games you can adjust the FOV either in the main screen’s options or in the games configuration .ini file, if you

HP’s new entry-class Z240 workstation

Posted by Alex Herrera on February 8th 2016 | Permalink
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Skylake gives a lot of bang for the buck The big news in the workstation market in the fourth quarter of 2015 was the arrival of Skylake. Workstation vendors had been champing at the bit, waiting on the first release of Intel’s 14-nm processor generation and eager to refresh

Sky X9 runs desktop replacement workstation-class CPU and GPU in mobile footprint

Posted by Randall Newton and C. Robert Dow on February 8th 2016 | Permalink
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If bigger is better, this could be the best If bigger is better, Eurocom should win a prize for introducing the Sky X9. The Sky X9 is a desktop replacement workstation with all the power and options of a true desktop. The Eurocom Sky X9 runs desktop- class CPUs and

Dell wants to be king of the WS notebooks

Posted by Jon Peddie on February 4th 2016 | Permalink
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Their new lineup and attitude put them well on the way Last October Dell showed us (and others) their lineup for their 2016 workstation notebooks—four of them, from entry level to a mammoth 17-inch, plus two new tower workstations. All of them are lovely, powerful for the price range,