12 May 2017

Radeon RX Vega is Coming…In Extremely Limited Numbers!

For quite some time now, PC gaming enthusiasts have been talking about AMD’s “Vega” line of GPUs. Last year, there was speculation at several tech sites that Vega would make its first appearance as the theoretical RX 490 graphics card. However, as time went on it became quite apparent that

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15 Sep 2016

“Windows Movie Maker” to be Discontinued??

On a recent visit to Microsoft’s website in order to download the latest “Windows Essentials” package (for Movie Maker, which I still use for simple things) gave me a bit of a surprise: Windows Essentials 2012 will no longer be supported after January 10, 2017. By extension, this means that

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12 Sep 2016

Bring Your Worlds to Life with “Inkarnate!”

Until this past weekend I had no idea what Inkarnate was, but out of sheer luck while searching for a specific map of Hyrule I happened to stumble upon it. I wish I had actually found this application some time ago because it would have been really helpful. A while back I

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26 Aug 2016

Review: HyperX Cloud Core Headset

Back in March 2016 I picked up a Razer Kraken USB headset to replace my dying Logitech G930 (a nice wireless set that had 7.1 surround support) and was quite happy with it. Recently, though, the Kraken started having issues with the surround sound feature dropping in and out and

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22 Aug 2016

RX 490 — Polaris, Vega, and More!

There’s been a lot of talk for a while now about what the flagship card in AMD’s RX 400-series of cards could be. In their previous series, the 90 and 90X style cards were typically the enthusiast grade within the series, but AMD has previously stated that the RX 480

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09 Jun 2016

Philips 7000-series Smart Slim 4K TV Review

Philips is a fairly well-known electronics company, but for the longest time I never paid attention to their presence in the retail TV and monitor space (though yes, I am aware that they have put out some fantastic PC monitors in recent years). However, Philips does make some really great

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11 May 2016

Tech Talk: Crazy New Monitors & Crucial Items to Review

It looks like 2016 is going to be an interesting year for display enthusiasts, with both LG and Samsung having some unique offerings this time around. Of course, while most people are likely more than happy with whatever set-up they currently have for their PC, there’s always that update twinge

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19 Apr 2016

Tech Talk: Pushing My VIZIO to its Limit!

Not too long ago, I decided to swap out my LG 29″ ultra-wide monitor (for reasons I’ve discussed before) in order to pick up a new display. After a good bit of research, I settled on a 32″ VIZIO smart TV that had a 120 Hz refresh rate (a feature

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15 Mar 2016

“Razer Kraken USB” Headset [Tech Review!]

My “Razer Kraken” headset was purchased with my own money and therefore this review in no way officially endorses Razer or its products. The headset can be purchased from Best Buy for $53.99 or from Amazon for $51.94. When my Logitech G930 headset started having trouble a while back, I

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16 Feb 2016

Steam In-Home Streaming…Let the Beast do the Work! [Tech Talk]

This may seem like a no-brainer to many, but for a good while I never really put a whole lot of thought into the whole idea of in-home streaming via Steam beyond the idea of using a Steam Box to play games on a big screen TV. However, one random afternoon last

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