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New Approach To Encryption
"Ari Juels, an independent researcher who was previously chief scientist at computer security company RSA, thinks something important is missing from the cryptography protecting our sensitive data: trickery. “Decoys and deception are really underexploited tools in fundamental computer security,” Juels says. Together with Thomas Ristenpart of the University of Wisconsin, he has developed a new encryption system with a devious streak. It gives encrypted data an additional layer of protection by serving up fake data in response to every incorrect guess of the password or encryption key. If the attacker does eventually guess correctly, the real data should be lost amongst the crowd of spoof data."
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 01:42:07 PST (1165 reads)
HCW Two For One
AMD Kaveri A10 7850K OC @ 4.7 Ghz

"In our Kaveri review, we looked at the top-model A10 7850K, which comes clocked stock at 3.7 GHz base and 4.0 GHz turbo and is fully unlocked. This is actually lower than the prior generation Richland APU which runs at 4.0/4.3 GHz. This might lead you to believe Kaveri to be a weak overclocker, but that wasn’t really the case for us. Using a Noctua NH-U14S and a voltage of around 1.45-1.50v, we were able to get our sample to run at 4.7 GHz."

AMD Kaveri A10 7850K APU OC IGP Performance

"Today we’re going to overclock our Kaveri A10 7850K to the maximum settings that were 100% stable in a week of testing, and see exactly how it runs as an overclocked APU. This means overclocking the CPU to 4.7 GHz, and overclocking the IGP to 1020 MHz. If that 3dmark result is any indication, we should see some nice gains. In our first overclocking article, we wrote a quick guide on how to overclock Kaveri."
Posted by JimAdkins on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 @ 18:45:23 PST (853 reads)
Xigmatek Prime SD1484 CPU Cooler
Our friends over at OC Inside have a reader review of the Xigmatek Prime SD1484 CPU Cooler and its dual 140mm fans.

"Today, we present a new reader review at This time, the reader Hattiro tested the Xigmatek Prime SD1484 CPU cooler. So let us take a look at the results of the Xigmatek Prime SD1484. And in the interactive fit for fan guide, you can listen to the sound of this cooler with one or two fans and you can virtually measure its size on different motherboards."
Posted by JimAdkins on Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 19:05:40 PST (844 reads)
Frostytech Two For One
Frostytech's Top 5 Water Cooling Heatsinks

"Frostytech's Top 5 Liquid Cooling Heatsinks Charts rank the best self-contained liquid cooling thermal solutions we've tested, by lowest temperature and lowest noise output.Quickly discover the current Top 5 Self-Contained Liquid Cooling Heatsinks according to FrostyTech. The list is broken down by lowest temperature and quietest operation. HOW IT WORKS: The #1 Rank is considered the current Top self contained liquid cooling heatsink, #10 is considered the 10th BEST. Only self-contained liquid cooling heatsinks that Frostytech has tested in its labs are included in these charts"

Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsinks Chart

"Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsinks Chart just got updated! Based on reader feedback, the new format ranks ONLY air cooled heatsinks. We added placeholders for the watercoolers to keep it informative and created a new Top 5 Liquid Cooler Chart just for the AIO's. Enjoy!"
Posted by JimAdkins on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ 20:02:25 PST (845 reads)
HP Dropping Windows 8
"PC MAKER HP has announced that it is dropping Windows 8 in favour of its predecessor, Windows 7. Advertising on the HP website declares, "Windows 7 is back.... Due to popular demand." The claim is more than just a marketing statement. HP is now preloading most of its PCs with Windows 7 as standard, with Windows 8 having been relegated to an optional customisation."
Posted by JimAdkins on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ 16:55:50 PST (871 reads)
The SSD Review Two For One
Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive

"Recent designs in the laptop market are now seeing the availability of both an mSATA connector for SSDs, as well as the typical SATA connector for hard drives; the Lenovo Thinkpad is a great example of this. With the demand for additional capacity, we had also seen adapters which allowed for the swapping of optical drives for an additional hard drive. But what about newer models that have eliminated the optical drive altogether, or older models where you don’t want to give up the optical drive?"

VisionTek Go Drive 240GB SSD

"VisionTek is an American-based company that traditionally has been known for graphic cards, and started to get their feet wet in memory and flash storage back in 2011. This summer VisionTek released the Go Drive consumer SSD lineup, and here at Technology X we get the opportunity to test out the 240GB VisionTek Go Drive."
Posted by JimAdkins on Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 16:33:43 PST (839 reads)
"Digital games distribution site GOG (Good Old Games) has spent the last five years offering classic videogame titles DRM-free to its customers. Earlier in 2013, the site launched an indie publishing platform which allowed independent developers to submit their games for sale through GOG—an alternative to Steam's contentious Greenlight initiative. spoke to Guillaume Rambourg, managing director of, to discuss DRM, anti-sales, and why exactly the site was offering the original Fallout games free of charge."
Posted by JimAdkins on Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 08:23:45 PST (1207 reads)
Evening Reading
"Xbox effect: Dinner bells that summoned children from the great outdoors have long gone silent, and youths and young adults are spending more time on indoor pursuits involving high-definition TVs, gaming consoles and computers. That, say researchers, is having a positive impact on crime. Why? Fewer young people on the street mean fewer potential criminals and fewer targets for criminals. Potential criminals may also be spending more of their time stealing virtual cars or robbing virtual banks."
Posted by JimAdkins on Sunday, January 05, 2014 @ 13:01:57 PST (810 reads)
Bjorn 3D Quad Damage
Powercolor Radeon R9-290X

"Powercolor has been a long time AMD partner and like the Devil card we looked at recently they have made a name for themselves with man special edition including high end liquid cooled cards. Today I have their OC version of the 290X which has a small bump to the boost clock of the card which should net us some nice performance."

MSI Z87M M-ATX Motherboard

"MSI has already had a few entries of its gaming line for Z87 and now there is a third with the board we are looking at today the Z87M Gaming. This board is the mATX version for those looking for a smaller form factor gaming grade board. We have looked at the gaming series boards and they have proven quite capable while also offering a nice feature set at a great value."

Func KB-460 Keyboard

"The market for mechanical gaming keyboard has exploded the last few years. More and more companies have started to offer these types of keyboard and today we look at the first mechanical keyboard from the company Func, the KB-460. This is a cheap keyboard using the Cherry MX Red micro switches which also comes with back lighting and macro support."

Lian Li Q27 M-ITX case

"Small computer cases for mini-ITX motherboards have been extremely popular the last few years. Once these types of systems could only house components with little power but these days you can build pretty competent and powerful systems regardless of the size of the case. The Lian li Q27 is such a case offering support both regular ATX power supplies as well as video cards up to 195 mm and cpu coolers up to 70 mm height."
Posted by JimAdkins on Sunday, January 05, 2014 @ 12:56:48 PST (891 reads)
Evening Reading
"Ford has developed a concept model that runs primarily on solar power, which could bring the world one step closer to having a vehicle for everyday driving that is not dependent on traditional energy sources. The C-MAX Solar Energi Concept is a collaboration between Ford, SunPower Corp. and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The concept car is expected to be unveiled next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas."
Posted by JimAdkins on Thursday, January 02, 2014 @ 11:54:31 PST (885 reads)
Think Computers Two For One
ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP

"Today we are checking out our third Radeon R9 280X graphics card. The previous two cards were from Sapphire and Gigabyte and both those cards featured factory overclocks and custom cooling solutions. That card we are taking a look at today is no different. The ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP features a factory overclock up to 1070 MHz, ASUS’s own DirectCU II cooling solution, DIGI+ VRM with 12-phase Super Alloy Power, and ASUS’s own GPU Tweak utility for easy tuning and monitoring of the card. Will this be your choice when looking at a Radeon R9 280X?"

MSI Radeon R9 270

"Lately we have been taking a look at a lot of Radeon R9 280X graphics cards. These are based on the Tahiti GPU that was also found in AMD’s Radeon HD 7900 series cards. For those not looking to spend as much money the next step down in AMD’s latest graphics cards is the R9 270X/270 series. These cards are based off the Pitcairn GPU and still offer a very good price / performance ratio. Today we are looking at MSI’s Radeon R9 270 Gaming graphics card. This card will feature a factory overclock and MSI’s own Twin Frozr IV cooling solution. Is this the best graphics card for under $200?"
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, December 30, 2013 @ 16:25:48 PST (817 reads)
Soldier's Christmas
"Twas the night before Christmas, He lived all alone,
In a one bedroom house made of plaster and stone.

I had come down the chimney with presents to give,
And to see just who in this home did live.

I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.

No stocking by mantle, just boots filled with sand,
On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.

With medals and badges, awards of all kinds,
A sober thought came through my mind.

For this house was different, it was dark and dreary,
I found the home of a soldier, once I could see clearly.

The soldier lay sleeping, silent, alone,
Curled up on the floor in this one bedroom home.

The face was so gentle, the room in such disorder,
Not how I pictured a United States soldier.

Was this the hero of whom I'd just read?
Curled up on a poncho, the floor for a bed?

I realized the families that I saw this night,
Owed their lives to these soldiers who were willing to fight.

Soon round the world, the children would play,
And grownups would celebrate a bright Christmas day.

They all enjoyed freedom each month of the year,
Because of the soldiers, like the one lying here.

I couldn't help wonder how many lay alone,
On a cold Christmas eve in a land far from home.

The very thought brought a tear to my eye,
I dropped to my knees and started to cry.

The soldier awakened and I heard a rough voice,
"Santa don't cry, this life is my choice;

I fight for freedom, I don't ask for more,
My life is my god, my country, my corps."

The soldier rolled over and drifted to sleep,
I couldn't control it, I continued to weep.

I kept watch for hours, so silent and still
And we both shivered from the cold night's chill.

I didn't want to leave on that cold, dark, night,
This guardian of honor so willing to fight.

Then the soldier rolled over, with a voice soft and pure,
Whispered, "carry on Santa, it's Christmas day, all is secure."

One look at my watch, and I knew he was right.
"Merry Christmas my friend, and to all a good night."
Posted by JimAdkins on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 @ 02:07:41 PST (828 reads)
Evening Reading
"The official rollout of the Huracan won't come until the Geneva Motor Show next year, with first deliveries in the spring, but as 2013 rolls to a close, Lambo officials apparently wanted the world to see what the future holds. Huracan will be powered by a new 5.2-liter V-10 engine that delivers 610 horsepower. It has a rare combination of both direct and indirect gas injection aimed at optimal performance and better fuel economy compared to the Gallardo engine. The engine is combined with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission."
Posted by JimAdkins on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 @ 01:52:07 PST (841 reads)
eTeknix Two For One
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 (LGA 1150) Motherboard

"Intel’s Z87 chipset may be aimed at high end consumers and power users but the reality is the majority of people who use the Z87 chipset don’t need as much connectivity as is offered by most of the really high end motherboards. In fact a substantial portion of Z87 users will only have a single graphics card, a couple of storage devices and maybe 4-5 USB devices at the most. That’s where today’s product steps in – the ASRock Z87M Extreme4 motherboard. This motherboard comes in the micro-ATX form factor with a more basic, but still sufficient, array of connectivity. SATA and USB connectivity has been dropped to the bare minimum provided by the Z87 chipset and the PCIe connectivity is optimised for consumers with only a few PCIe devices."

Silverstone Fortress Series FT04 Case

"Silverstone have got one of the best engineering teams in the industry and they’re often creating new features, innovations and methods for their products that set them apart from everything else. They also have one of the most robust and wide spread range of chassis products that cater to everything from super compact HTPC solutions, to enthusiast grade gaming chassis, even going into industrial and professional solutions. One thing is for certain, no matter the shape, size or price of your build, Silverstone will have something suitable for the job."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, December 23, 2013 @ 17:23:41 PST (850 reads)
Heaven Media Two For One
Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD

"Today we take a look at Samsungs first consumer mSATA SSD range which includes the first 1TB mSATA model to hit the market. Based on the 840 Evo range of desktop drives this mSATA version looks to offer the same features and capacity in the mobile form factor."

Turtle Beach Ear Force i60 Headset

"Today on our test bench we have a product from Turtle Beach, the Ear Force i60. A Bluetooth wireless headset the Ear Force i60 is aimed very squarely at the Apple market being compatible with iPhones, iPads and the Mac range. It is also compatible with PCs of course and will also work with other brands of handset... and even airplane entertainment systems."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, December 23, 2013 @ 16:48:08 PST (830 reads)
OC Inside Two For One
ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ Motherboard

"Today, we test the first motherboard with the new Socket FM2+ for AMD Kaveri processors at that is also backward compatible with Socket FM2 Richland and Trinity processors. The AMD FM2+ motherboard based on the AMD A88X Bolton-D4 chipset and has a total of five PCI Express slots, two PCI slots, four memory slots with AMP and XMP support, seven SATA3 ports, one eSATA3 port, Gigabit LAN, HDMI-In, HDMI output, D-Sub VGA, DVI, DisplayPort, 7.1 purity sound and lots of more features. Of course we have not just tested the ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ Socket FM2+ mainboard features, but also overclocked it up to the limits."

Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo (Reader)

" today published a new reader review. This time the reader Hattiro tested the inexpensive Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo CPU cooler. He published his experiences and make a purchase recommendation for this Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo CPU cooler."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, December 23, 2013 @ 12:08:25 PST (796 reads)
Nikktech Two For One
Fractal Design Define XL R2 Case

"Now as you all know we are not much into small PC cases since the entire process of adding and removing hardware requires as much space as possible (others for example choose open rigs/test benches) thus we are always on the lookout to get our hands on every Full tower model we can. Fractal Design has been around for quite some time with sole aim to cater the needs of even the most demanding consumers out there in search for high quality PC cases offering noise insulation right from the box. Today with us we have their latest Full tower the Define XL R2."

Jabra VOX In-Ear Earphones & Microphone

"Unfortunately due to the size and technology used with earphones most of the times you have to choose between one with very crisp and accurate mids/highs or one with good bass levels. There are certainly some special earphone sets in the market that offer both but because of their "hefty" price tags it's a good bet that most people will never get their hands on those. It seems however that Jabra wants to bring the best of both worlds in the market with their latest VOX Dolby-Digital in-ear earphones which we've been using for slightly over a month now with impressive results."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, December 23, 2013 @ 00:43:17 PST (825 reads)
HCW Two For One
AMD A10-6790K APU

"Today we’re looking at the newest entry to AMD’s APU lineup – the A10 6790K. This is based on “Richland” architecture, which is a slightly updated version of Trinity. When Richland was first introduced, the top chip was the A10 6800K running at 4.1/4.4 GHz. The A10 6790K we’re looking at todeay runs 100 MHz lower, at 4.0/4.3 GHz and more importantly, is $10 cheaper. Since it is an unlocked CPU, getting that 100 MHz back is all but guaranteed. Another possible advantagfe is that the A10 6790K is possibly based on newer silicon that can go even further with a more aggressive overclock."

Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.1 XS71HD

"If you're looking to upgrade your onboard sound (and you should), the DIAMOND Xtreme Sound 7.1 is an option worthy of consideration. Find out how it compares to Realtek onboard sound, and an Asus Xonar Phoebus soundcard that uses a similar chipset."
Posted by JimAdkins on Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 15:38:03 PST (881 reads)
LAN OC Two For One
Sapphire R9 280X Toxic

"When I had the chance to check out the R9 270X Toxic from Sapphire at its launch I was completely blown away at both its performance and styling. Sapphire had obviously put a lot of time and effort reinventing their image, designs, and really stepped it up the performance. When given the chance to check out the R9 280X Toxic, I didn’t even have to think about it. I couldn’t wait to see if Sapphire could do the same with the R9 280X that impressed me so much with the R9 270X. Today is the day, lets dig in and see what it’s all about."

SteelSeries H Wireless

"Almost every big headset manufacture has introduced their own wireless headset at some point over the past few years. SteelSeries did one specifically for console gamers as well. When I asked at the time they told me that a PC specific model was something they were considering. Well here we are on the brink of a new year and SteelSeries recently announced their H Wireless. While at MLG we had the chance to sit down with them and find out more about the H Wireless and then later take one home with us to put to the test. Let’s see what it’s all about and how it performed!"
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 00:05:59 PST (839 reads)
Evening Reading
"Twenty years ago Tuesday, id Software released "Doom," and the world of gaming has never been the same. While it wasn't the first shooter, it was inarguably one of the most influential, kicking off a new tradition both of complexity of gameplay — and of highly stylized, graphic violence. "We fully expect to be the number one cause of decreased productivity in businesses around the world," boasted an id press release ahead of the game's release. It's fair to say "Doom" created something like that level of distraction in homes and offices alike."
Posted by JimAdkins on Thursday, December 12, 2013 @ 13:55:25 PST (823 reads)
Madshrimps Two For One
BIOSTAR NM70I-1037U Motherboard

"The BIOSTAR NM70I-1037U board features an improved CPU, Ivy Bridge Celeron 1037, which is powerful enough to perform many tasks. In order to boost the 3D capabilities even further, we can install a dedicated video card into the available PCI-Express x16 port so we would be even able to game with low to mainstream graphics levels."

Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Sound Card

"Creative has recently launched their latest ZxR Sound Blaster flagship which features a more simplified software interface and the hardware is divided in two components, one being the main card and the other DBpro daughter board which is able to offer optical output for outstanding audio playback along with professional-grade ADCs with RCA Aux-in and optical inputs. The solid ACM (Audio Control Module) gives us access to MIC/headphone connectors in both 3.5mm and ¼’’ formats, but also a built-in microphone array along with a large volume control dial."
Posted by JimAdkins on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 @ 17:45:44 PST (799 reads)
Legit Reviews Two For One
Fractal Design Arc XL High Airflow Case

"Fractal Design is a fairly new company designing computer hardware with a Scandinavian flair. This gives their cases a functional, clean, and sleek design. Previously Legit Reviews had the opportunity to take a look at their ARC Midi R2 case, a mid-tower; there is also a smaller version in the ARC line, the ARC Mini R2. Now, they have given us the chance to look at the big brother model, the ARC XL."

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card

"In recent months companies like Gigabyte have begun offering 4GB models of this popular card for an extra $40-50 over the price of the base model with 2GB of memory. Gigabyte currently has the Gigabyte GTX 760 GDDR5-2GB for $259.99 and the Gigabyte GTX760 GDDR5-4GB for $299.99, so they are charging $40 or 15% more to have double the frame buffer. Many gamers are wondering how much memory they need, so when we got the chance to look at the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB we couldn't pass it up. We would finally be able to see if the extra frame buffer was just a marketing gimmick or something useful that was worth the extra money...."
Posted by JimAdkins on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 @ 00:11:31 PST (771 reads)
Evening Reading
"The black car was to demonstrate the C-X75's electric mode. It was, in a word, strange. The C-X75 is by no means a small car, so blasting along at 90 mph making no mechanical noise is bizarre. Jaguar has put a noise generator in there to at least give the impression that it's capable of emitting sound. After a quick lap in the 'leccy car, I was ushered to the silver car. The silver car is for the all-out, balls-to-the-wall driving. Its electric motors are primed for full power delivery and the 1.6-litre petrol engine is ready to whip all of its 500 horses as hard as it can. Mike Cross, Jaguar's handling don, took me for a spin first. He knows the track at Gaydon better than any one else and flung the C-X75 around its many corners with glee. He even got its arse out around a roundabout. Hero."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, December 02, 2013 @ 00:15:01 PST (879 reads)
PC Stats Beginners Guide
PC Stats has a Beginners Guide on how to install/remove a Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and heatsink.

"Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide."
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 23:09:55 PST (874 reads)
Madshrimps Two For One
Gigabyte R9 270X WF OC

"Gigabyte has made an adaptation of their award-winning Windforce 3X cooling system with the release of the R9 270X card, which features a 50MHz GPU clock increase from the factory for providing playable framerates up to Full HD resolutions while being fairly priced."

HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X2 2GB

"Are you a gamer on a budget? Do you own a 22’’ monitor for playing the latest games or even a 24’’ and would not mind sacrificing some detail levels? Then the HIS R7 260X might be for you since it comes with a custom PCB and cooling system which allows raising the GPU/memory frequencies even further in order to gain some extra FPS."
Posted by JimAdkins on Thursday, November 28, 2013 @ 09:10:57 PST (840 reads)

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