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LG V30 Smartphone

P1 Power Sport Watch
P1 Power Sport Watch

NC50 Noise Canceling Earphones

ZOTAC @ CES 2018

Need a full Windows 10 system but need it to be smaller than a deck of playing cards? No problem, ZOTAC has you covered with the newest ZBOX Pico PI226. Of course the performance isn't going to be setting any records, but under the hood is an Intel Gemini Lake CPU which gives you dual-core performance paired with 4GB of memory. Not the fastest system on the block but probably one of the more impressive full feature micro systems available.



Also being shown off this year is the new MEK1 Gaming system. ZOTAC is of course famous for their super small for factors but the MEK1 gives ZOTAC fans another slightly large option that isn't going to take up a ton of desk real estate but gives you the option for full size video cards all the way up to the GeForce 1080.


Lian LI, LANCool and Funky Fans


Lian Li is moving away from all aluminum cases and working with companies like LANCool to provide a mix of aluminum and steel chassis for your custom build needs. They combine those materials with tempered glass to make some pretty classy and flashy boxes in which to house your systems. 

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more images and videos of the case fan in action!

ZTE @ CES 2018

Here it is folks, the ZTE Axon M smartphone which features 2 screens. Thanks to a surprisingly sturdy hinge, you can fold the Axon M and fit it easily into your pocket. I was pleasantly surprised with the build quality and thanks to the dual screens the Axon M will definitely turn some heads.

More information on the ZTE Axom M.

Samsung Press Conference at CES 2018


Samsung's press conference showed mostly upgraded products on the hardware side, and a lot of software enhancements and features. They are bringing Bixby to pretty much everything as part of their "Smartthings" initiative and are even bringing their KNOX software to tablets, PCs, TV, Fridges and more. As your data gets stored on more devices with access to the cloud, they want to help lock it down and keep it safe.

Braven @ CES 2018

The Braven Villa WIFI speaker sets itself apart from other portable speakers thanks to having Google Chromecast built in which lets you stream audio (and even multi-room audio) easily. With 12 hours of battery life and premium sound the Villa makes taking your music with you easier than ever and is will be available in Q1 of 2018. 


TCL and Roku are teaming up once again to offer a "smart" sound bar that will make a super easy addition to your living room and will work seamlessly with your TCL television (which already features Roku technology built-in). You'll have to wait a little bit still as this addition to the TCL lineup won't be making an appearance until late 2018.

CES 2018 Unveiled

Daplie Home Server

Daplie Home Server


HyperX Headset

HyperX Headset


HyperX Peripherals

HyperX Peripherals


CPU flaw also affects Apple devices

As they investigate further into the whole "meltdown" CPU flaw it has been confirmed by Apple that nearly all of their devices are affected as ARM-based CPUs are also vulnerable to the same flaw.

At this point, only the Apple Smartwatch is not vulnerable and Apple is working on fixes to patch these issues. They've also said that these said fixes won't affect performance.

Basically most devices are going to be affected by the "meltdown" issue and everyone is scrambling to get these issues patched. 

Bloomberg has the full story.

Apple Inc. said all Mac computers and iOS devices, like iPhones and iPads, are affected by chip security flaws unearthed this week, but the company stressed there are no known exploits impacting users.

The Cupertino, California-based company said recent software updates for iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, Mac desktops and laptops, and the Apple TV set-top-box mitigate one of the vulnerabilities known as Meltdown. The Apple Watch, which runs a derivative of the iPhone’s operating system is not affected, according to the company. 

Intel + AMD

During a week of not so good Intel news, there were some new information leaked about an upcoming Intel CPU that features AMD graphics. Even typing that combo seems weird, but it's true and will be dubbed the Intel Core i7-8809G and will have AMD Radeon Vega graphics packed inside. It will be very interesting to see the general publics reception to this partnership and might just be the beginning of CPU/GPU projects the companies collaborate on. The details are still a bit vague, however, we should be seeing an official release in the next month or so. Until then, PCWorld breaks down what we know so far.

Intel India kicked off the new year by (accidentally?) posting finer details about the hotly anticipated Intel CPU with AMD Radeon graphics launching later this quarter, officially dubbed the Intel Core i7-8809G. Those details seemingly confirm one rumor about the processor—and dispel another.

Most notable: The chip will use AMD’s high-end Radeon Vega graphics cores, rather than the Polaris GPU found in mainstream graphics cards such as the Radeon RX 580. That’s no surprise considering the processor’s use of HBM2 memory like the Vega GPUs, but rampant internet rumors suggested the Intel chip would instead pack Polaris cores. Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, people.

Intel CPU flaw is a big deal

This week it was revealed that Intel has a bit of a security flaw in their CPUs which could allow malware or other programs intercept or steal data on the system. The really bad part of the whole story though is that pretty much every CPU made in the last 20 years could be vulnerable. At this point the fix is going to obviously be a software one, however, early indications are that fixing the problem could come with a cost of performance of potentially 10-30% of CPU performance.

AMD is denying that their CPUs are affected, which is good, however, there is fear that in a rush to fix the flaw, software manufacturers could just slow down all CPUs regardless of brand and/or model.

This is going to be a story that will be ongoing for a while, we'll keep you updated in the coming weeks and months.

For more on this story, The Verge has additional coverage.

All week, the tech world has been piecing through rumors of a potentially catastrophic flaw in an entire generation of processors — but with all developers subject to a non-disclosure agreement, there were few hard facts to go on.

Now, new details have emerged on how severe and far reaching the vulnerability truly is. ZDNet and the New York Times are reporting that two critical vulnerabilities — dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre” — affect nearly every device made in the past 20 years. The vulnerabilities allow an attacker to compromise the privileged memory of a processor by exploiting the way processes run in parallel. The result, one researcher told ZDNet, is that "an attacker might be able to steal any data on the system.”

PCWorld also has come more coverage.


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