Razer gave everyone a pleasant surprise during PAX West 2018 with the announcement that it was refreshing some of its flagship peripherals. The Kraken Tournament Edition headset, BlackWidow Elite keyboard, and Mamba Wireless mouse were all available for hands-on at PAX West, and I got a chance to check them out. I’m not a fanboy of any particular peripheral manufacturer. Right now I’m rocking a ROCCAT Vulcan keyboard, a Mad Catz (RIP) RAT 6 mouse, and three mismatched ASUS monitors. I went into the testing experience with a neutral attitude and walked away impressed with all three products. Razer BlackWidow Elite Keyboard The first new Razer product I got to check out was the BlackWidow Elite keyboard. I raved about the ROCCAT Vulcan when I reviewed it, and I have to say the BlackWidow Elite reminded me a lot of it, though not in a derivative way. It’s a far cry from the chunky gaming keyboards of a few years ago. The Blackwidow Elite is a refresh of the popular 2014 … [Read more...] about We Tried Razer’s Product Refresh at PAX, and it was Awesome
TSMC has been in the news following AMD’s announcement that it has shifted the production of all its 7 nm GPUs and CPUs to TSMC. Now a report has come in regarding TSMC charging its former Deputy Manager Of Technology for IP theft of its 16nm and 10nm node processes. As reported by DigiTimes, Surnamed Chou is the former TSMC employee charged with stealing data on the foundries’ 16nm and 10nm node processes. According to the report, the former TSMC employee was trying to take the data with him to a new job in China. Surnamed Chou, the former TSMC deputy manager of technology stands accused of copying confidential documents regarding the foundry’s 16nm and 10nm node processes and related facilities, and trying to take the data with him to a new job in China. Surnamed resigned from TSMC a short while ago and was ready to join up Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) when he was arrested for IP theft. Reportedly, TSMC itself found Surnamed Chou to be involved in the … [Read more...] about Former TSMC Employee Charged With 16 nm And 10 nm Node IP Theft
With its Geforce Partner Program(GPP), Nvidia tried to control its AIBs and following the backlash Nvidia banished the program. However, Nvidia is now exerting pressure on its AIB partners about who gets to review the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 and how the drivers will be distributed. According to the report from Hardocp, Nvidia is controlling its AIB partners regarding who gets to review its upcoming RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 GPUs. According to the report, GPU reviewers have forwarded their emails from Nvidia’s AIB partners on Nvidia’s direction asking who will be reviewing the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 and Nvidia is also asking for their “phone number and email address”. Reportedly, Nvidia will be preparing a list of their own regarding who will be reviewing the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 which then will be forwarded to AIB partners and these AIB partners will be bound to send review samples only to those reviewers who are in the list. This comes following … [Read more...] about Nvidia Tightly Controlling RTX 2080 Ti And RTX 2080 Reviews, Don’t Believe Them!
Sony has released many varieties of the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, with most of the colorful designs tied to a particular game, like the bright red console for Insomniac Games’ upcoming PS4 exclusive, Spider-Man. But the company is now offering a unique PS4 Pro that’s tied to an impressive Sony milestone: a system with a translucent casing in deep blue, with copper detailing, to mark the fact that Sony has sold more than 500 million PlayStation consoles and handhelds since launching the original PlayStation in 1994. The console, which comes with a 2 TB hard drive, is known as the 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro, and it is very limited indeed: Sony is manufacturing just 50,000 units of the bundle, which also includes a matching DualShock 4 controller and PlayStation Camera. Pre-orders for the $499.99 package went live at midnight Friday, and as you might expect, most of them are already sold out. Sony provided Polygon with one of the consoles — No. 37,297 … [Read more...] about See Sony’s stunning translucent blue 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro up close
Any seasoned PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds player knows that you need the right tools to win a chicken dinner . Can’t find a scope for your SKS? Well, looks like you won’t be able to kill that player running away from you. You ran out of painkillers and energy drinks? Good luck surviving that final circle. While being well-equipped is certainly important within the context of the game, SteelSeries has unveiled new PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds peripherals so you can also be battle ready outside of the game. Launching a new keyboard, headset, mouse, and mousepad, SteelSeries’ new PUBG inspired peripherals are perfect for the die-hard PUBG fans that didn’t pivot to Fortnite. The crown jewel of SteelSeries’ new hardware series is certainly the PUBG branded version of the Apex M750 TKL gaming keyboard. This smaller than average keyboard swaps out certain keys with their PUBG adjacent actions and provides gamers with a tough aluminum body. Of … [Read more...] about Deck Out Your Gaming Rig With These New PUBG Peripherals