June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

How big do you want your computer to be? It’s one of the first decisions to make when you’re picking out the perfect PC case—but with Riotoro’s wild new Project Morpheus, you don’t need to ask the question at all. Dubbed the “world’s first convertible PC case” by the company, Morpheus can shift between the compact micro-ATX form factor all the way to a full-sized tower PC if you want to cram it full of graphics cards and liquid cooling.Riotoro’s press release doesn’t detail the conversion mechanism. Given that Project Morpheus is described as “concept 1” and “the first of…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

As interest in gaming PCs continues to grow, hardware companies that used to focus on specific niches have been expanding to include more varied lineups in a bid to get more business from DIYers seeking a cohesive look inside their rigs. In 2017, Corsair dipped its toes into full PCs, and EVGA rolled out closed-loop coolers. Now, Gigabyte’s making its debut in the memory market with the simply named Aorus RGB Memory.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

So you’ve got your RGB LED-equipped case, graphics card, and closed-loop liquid cooler. Heck, you’ve even blinged out your power supply, RAM, and SSD with hardware capable of glowing in any of 16.8 million colors. What’s next? Well, you could slap a complementary OLED display on your already-illuminated hardware, as Asus is doing with its new ROG coolers and PSU, or you can check out the latest mad creation by Lian Li: The Strimer RGB power cable extension.Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like, and it’s ridiculous and glorious all at once.To read this article in full, please click herePowered…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Just when you thought there was nothing left to add to spice up PC hardware, Asus reached deep to find the extra bling in a new line of power supplies and closed-loop CPU coolers with integrated OLED displays.The ROG Thor 1200W Platinum is as its name implies: a 1200 watt, fully modular, platinum-rated power supply. What makes the ROG Thor unique—beside its Asus Aura Sync RGB lighting—is an integrated OLED that displays how many watts are being consumed by the power supply in real-time.An 850W version is also planned for this year. AsusIf that’s not enough OLED for you, take…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

“Software” isn’t just part of Microsoft’s name, it’s the heart of the company, and now it owns one of the most popular code repositories in the world. On Monday, Microsoft announced that it’s acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock.Developers and companies rely on GitHub as a code repository. As part of today’s announcements, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed that GitHub already hosts 85 million code repositories and 28 million developers. Huge businesses like Apple, Amazon, and Google operate on GitHub, and Microsoft is the most active organization on the site.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The graphics card price thaw continues, and just like Amazon’s PC sale last week you can get a fantastic graphics card today at its MSRP: Amazon, B&H Photo Video, and Newegg have the EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti SC Black, which we gave 4.5 out of 5 stars when it launched, for $470. Considering the ridiculous heights of graphics card prices in recent months that still counts as a sale.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Multi-Gigabit ethernet may finally have a breakout year, if Aquantia has anything to say about it. The networking standard, officially known as IEEE 802.3z, allows for 2.5Gbps and 5Gbps data transfer speeds, between the longtime 1Gbps and 10Gbps. At Computex on Monday night, the company announced two Multi-Gig controllers that can be used in USB 3.1 adapters or laptop docking stations. The company’s AQtion AQC111U supports up to 5Gbps over ethernet, while the AQtion AQC112U will support 2.5Gbps.As for consumer-level products you could actually buy, the first set of USB 3.1 dongles are expected to be based on the AQC111U with 5GbE…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The gamers hoping, wishing, and praying for a new generation of GeForce cards to arrive this week got some bad news from the company’s CEO: They won’t show up for a “long time.”When asked by Tom’s Hardware reporter Paul Acorn when the launch for the next GeForce will happen during a closed-door press briefing at Computex 2018, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang responded, “It’s a long time from now.”Huang had just finished announcing Nvidia’s Jetson Xavier, which Huang said is the first computer designed specifically for robotics. Powered by six processors—including a Volta Tensor core GPU, eight ARM64 cores, and deep…

June 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Zero Edge Z-Edge Z4 dash cam has an evocative moniker, and it doubles down on aesthetic appeal. But handsome is as handsome does, and it’s the high-quality day video captures, HDR, and available super-wide 2560×1080 resolution that seal the deal. The major omission is GPS, but that’s not unusual in this price range (the Z4 is $89.95 on Amazon).To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico