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Mad Catz has Passed On

Hardware Maker Shuts Down after Months of Financial Problems Mad Catz, Inc., the long-tenured third-party hardware maker, has finally reached the end of the road. After months of financial problems, the company has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The company officially shut down on March 30th and began selling off assets. All proceeds from the sale of its assets are going straight to lenders. Sinc...[Read More]

Pornhub Protecting Users’ Kinks

They Adopted HTTPS Standard on Website With all the concern regarding privacy on the internet, it’s nice to see that our friends at Pornhub have our back. The most popular porn site on the internet has implemented HTTPS sitewide. Its sister site, YouPorn, will follow suit on April 4th. This news comes after Congress voted to overturn an FCC privacy rule enacted last year. The rule, which was imple...[Read More]

Dell’s New 8K UP3218K Monitor Available to Order

Many of us haven’t even made the jump to 4K. My current 1080p LED TV is a bit long in the tooth, so I may be jumping to 4K soon. There is no 4K monitor in my future due to space constraints. Besides, my three 1080p monitors are just fine for me. Dell, however, is raising the bar even higher with their new monitor, the $5000 UP3218K. The 31.5” UltraSharp monitor, which is available for sale direct ...[Read More]

Zungle Panther’s Kickstarter project allows you to feel music

Kickstarter. Everyone’s favorite site to explore new and upcoming funky gadgets and even be offered exclusive access in return of a generous donation. Not only does it offer you an inside look into what could potentially hit the market, it also allows you to basically have something (with the right amount of generosity and money) that no one in your friends group will have. We have scoured t...[Read More]

How VR reshaped the gaming Industry

“If you could name one device or method (taken by gaming companies) that has reshaped and moulded the gaming industry to better suit the customers’ needs then what would you use as an example? Microsoft’s Kinect? Maybe you’d say Sony’s motion sensor controllers? Maybe not… But I am positive one device has crossed your mind, and it certainly crossed mine: Virtual...[Read More]

Intel Core i7 6950X Broadwell-E Review

Let’s just get this right out of the way: Intel’s new 10-core, 20-thread Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU is not for your average PC gamer. At $1,723, this “enthusiast” SKU processor is not even for your typical enthusiast. The 6950X is a prosumer chip, with a special emphasis on the prefix “pro.”Table of Contents [hide]Broadwell-E SKUsArchitectureBenchmarksMethodo...[Read More]

Microsoft adds G-Sync/Freesync Support for UWP, Unlocks Frame Rates

There is good news for my PC gaming brethren out of Camp Microsoft. The Redmond behemoth has announced upgrades to its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) for Windows 10 that will allow v-sync control, support for NVIDIA’s G-Sync and AMD’s FreeSync, and unlocked frame rates. This is good news, as one of the biggest complaints about UWP upon its introduction was its frame rate locking shenanigans, som...[Read More]

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Video Cards

Looks like I will have to re-plan my PC upgrade. On May 7th, NVIDIA’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, unveiled the new GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 video cards to a packed crowd in Austin TX. The cards are based off of NVIDIA’s recently-announced Pascal GPU and represent over two years and “several billion” dollars of R&D. During the presentation, Huang stated that the GTX 1080 is much faster than the company’s...[Read More]

VR is the Future – But Not of Gaming

This is going to REALLY piss Grumpy Joe off! When the topic of virtual reality (VR) gaming comes up, my aforementioned Digital Crack cohort starts to gush endlessly about how it is going to be the future and change gaming forever. He won’t back away from his stance, and the days before the announced price of the Oculus Rift were littered with WhatsApp arguments between he and I about the viability...[Read More]

Razer Blade Stealth Review

Razer's first non-gaming laptop is a solid productivity machine. Here's why.

Lumberyard, Amazons free 3D game engine

After entering the video game market with its own digital platform and acquiring high-profile gaming studios such as Double Helix, Amazon is further expanding its presence in the field by offering up its own 3D game engine. The name of the newly announced technology is Lumberyard, and it’s being described as a free cross-platform software with both Amazon Web Services and Twitch integration....[Read More]

Apple hires 3D interface expert to bolster its VR research

Doug Bowman, the Director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech, is now also an Apple employee, according to a report from the Financial Times today. His academic research has focused primarily on 3D interface design (he’s literally authored a book on the subject), though he’s also done work on virtual reality immersion. He was part of the team responsible for d...[Read More]

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