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ADATA @ CES 2017

ADATA at CES 2017 is showing off their new XPG SX8000 PCIe drives, which all you really need to know about them is that they are really fast. Being under the XPG banner of course you'd expect great performance and looking at the benchmarks I'd venture they won't be disappointing anyone. The XPC SX8000 will be utilizing 3D NAND technology, SLC caching, and a DRAM cache buffer. Basically this means you can expect performance up to 4x faser than your SATA SSD drives that are currently available.


Of course ADATA also is showing of some new DDR4 memory products in addition to some new refreshed of their portable data and battery products. In the portable storage market, ADATA will be offering some updated products to take full advantage of the new USB 3.1 standard as well as some new USB-C devices.

ADATA also now offers portable SSD drives that offer users higher performance portable storage that also features 3D NAND memory and supports the new USB 3.1 standards.

ADATA USB SSD Portable Drives

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If you'd like to learn more about ADATA head on over to their website.

ZOTAC @ CES 2017

New from ZOTAC for 2017 is a refresh of their Zbox lineup with the new Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, NVIDIA 1070 graphics, and also adding Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The updated hardware makes the Zbox even more powerful and functional. The Zbox Magnus EN1070K will be one of the updated Zbox systems that will be taking full advantage of the updated hardware and increased graphics capabilities.

Xbox Magnus EN1070K

The VR Go setup from ZOTAC offers users the ability to experience VR in a portable package. The VR GO, in conjunction with the HTC Vive, makes for a pretty unique VR experience. The VR GO allows you to strap the entire setup on your back and eliminate the cables that other VR systems have. This is a tough one to describe but check out ZOTAC's site for more info on the VR GO.


ZOTAC will also be offering a new external graphics enclosure in 2017 which takes full advantage of the new Thunderbolt 3 connectivity that their updated Zbox devices will have. This devices is still in prototype, but will have a 400 watt enclosed power supply that will allow you to add full sized graphics cards to your Zbox to add desktop graphics power to your Zbox device.

ZOTAC External Graphics Enclosure


If you'd like to see more from ZOTAC @ CES 2017 check out our CES image gallery.

More information on ZOTAC and their products can be found here.


Samsung Press Conference at CES 2017

Samsung's press conference was an interesting affair today as they opened with a cool video and then promptly addressed the elephant in the room - the Galaxy Note 7 debacle and then interjected that they still saw global smartphone growth this past year.


With that quickly out of the way, they moved onto other things - like their new QLED TVs. These new TVs utilize a new technique to pull even better image quality and performance out of quantum dots and the results are pretty impressive. Even at a distance the images from these TVs look incredible. The big kicker will be if a person can actually tell the difference between last years models and this years models side-by-side. Both look so impressive that my money is on the fact that you can't, but either way, Samsung needs to try and help divert attention away from this past years struggles.



Samsung has some new PC products coming this year as well that offer a few new feature improvements and overall updates that will keep them current for the next year. For more information, or to watch their entire press conference, check out the link here.

To view all of our images from Press Day, check here - and for all of our CES coverage, make sure to check out our CES 2017 section.


Hisense Press Conference at CES 2017

One of our first CES press conferences this year was Hisense - and while they don't often spring to the forefront of your mind when it comes to TVs, perhaps they should. They talked about a few new technologies this year. One of the new features of their 4K TVs uses a new technology called ULED. This is a bit of an upgrade over OLED and it offers a wider color gamut, broad color palette and images look better and more detailed.

Using a different technology all together, they have updated their Laser Cast projectors with sizes up to 100-inches. These look very impressive and will be relatively affordable for the size of the displayed image. Laser Cast is super bright at 2700 lumens and with the vivid colors, it is a beautiful image.



Hisense also adds 4K Roku Dolby vision and deepens their commitment to 4K by providing curated 4K content channels on the TV with their 4KCom now channel. Combined with Roku and a refreshed app store, you'll have enough 4K content to keep you happy as long as you need.



You can check out more of our CES 2017 coverage over here - as well as all the images from Press Day right here.



GeIL and EpicGear @ CES 2017

Chances are good you've heard of GeIL memory (they've been around since 1993) and of course at CES 2017 they've got some new products to add to their lineup of memory products. Notable products that you'll see from GeIL in 2017 is a new version of their LUCE memory which they are dubbing SUPER LUCE. Biggest feature on the SUPER LUCE is new lighting options that will allow you to customize your color scheme and adds a breathing effect which will alert you visually if your temperatures are getting too hot.


EpicGear is a little newer name (launched in 2011) and is the gaming peripherals arm of GeIL. EpicGear has a full lineup of devices, keyboards, mice, headsets, they've got you covered. We had the chance to review their new Thunderouz headset a couple weeks ago and were pleasently surprised at how it performed.

New for 2017, EpicGear has announced their 50 Cal gaming set, which will get you one of their keyboards, mouse, and headset (plus all the accessories that these devices come with) all in a nice hard case to protect your gear on the way to the next LAN party.

EpicGear 50 Cal Gaming Set

EpicGear was also showing off their new Morphax gaming mouse. There are other companies who offer "modular" gaming mice, however, EpicGear has them beat with the Morphax as you literally can change every component to suit your needs. Want an optical sensor instead of a laser sensor? Good news, the Morphax comes with both so you can easily switch between the two. They've also give you 2 different types of switches to suit your click style. Need more weight? No problem, the Morphax comes with weights that can be added or removed depending on your tastes. If all those options aren't enough, you'll also be able to change the faceplates to change the color of the mouse. All of this comes in a nice case so you won't lose those extra bits and pieces.

EpicGear Morphax Gaming Mouse

If you'd like to see more from GeIL and EpicGear make sure to check out our CES 2017 image gallery. You can check out our complete CES 2017 coverage over here as well.

More information about GeIL can be found here,

Or if you'd like to find out more about EpicGear click here.

NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang to Lead CES Keynote

NVIDIA is kicking off the keynote address at CES2017 tonight and if you want to catch the live-stream, it will be at NVIDIA's blog site linked below. We will be there and give you the scoop and our analysis of what to expect, from not only NVIDIA, but the industry direction this year as well.

Underpinning all of the efforts we’ll be talking about this week: deep learning, which couples the massive parallel processing power of GPUs with the firehose of data spewed forth by the internet to give machines the ability to perceive — and interact with — the world around them.

Source: NVIDIA Blog

Snapdragon 835 Announced with Windows 10 and VR support

Qualcomm has been in the mobile processor market for a long time and there isn't a lot of competition in this space. This can often make a company a bit lazy, but Qualcomm has kept on pushing the envelope, making each processor significantly better than the last. The same is true with their just announced Snapdragon 835 as it supports VR, AR, better battery life and the ability to run full Windows 10. More details at the link below.

Along with the new 10nm design, these multi-pronged, harmonized computing solutions bring unprecedented energy improvements. They include: 1+ day of talk time, 5+ days of music playback, and 7+ hours of 4K video streaming. Should your phone need more power, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 provides five hours of battery life for five minutes of charging.

Source: TwitLonger

Dell Shows Off Secure 2-in-1 to Rival Surface Pro

Almost every company has been hard at work chasing the Microsoft Surface success - including Dell, Acer, HP and many others. Dell however, sees that having all your data with you all the time with such a light and handy device can breed security concerns. They've addressed this with their latest Latitude 5285 - which launches here at CES this week. While it doesn't support Windows Hello, it comes with an infrared camer that supports biometric authentication.

Additionally, the Latitude 5285 comes with Intel's latest seventh-generation (Kaby Lake) Core processors, while the Pro 4 is stuck with 6th-gen (Skylake) chips. On top of that, you'll also get a USB 3.0 port and 2 USB Type-C ports; while many expect the next-gen Surface Pro to support USB-C, it's not supported on the Pro 4.

Source: Neowin

Faraday Future's Big CES Unveil

There are a lot of issues that can happen during a demo at CES. We've seen more than a fair share of blunders and mis-steps when it comes to showcasing technology in front of the world and Faraday Future was the latest to have a bit of an issue. When they recently revealed their FF91 electric car - which looks amazing, it had a bit of an issue with valet park. More details about the car and the "shy car" below.

After the event, Sampson tried to explain why the car failed during such a crucial moment. “It’s a complex situation,” he said. “We knew there were technical challenges. If you look up at the roof of this building, there’s a lot of structure up there that inhibits some of the signals the car needs to be able to self drive.”

Source: TheVerge

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 - early 2017?

The rumor of the week is that Microsoft is working on getting the Surface Pro 5 out into the wild in early 2017, possibly to coincide with the Creator's update/release of Windows 10. So far not much is known about what the Surface Pro 5 might look like, but it has been a couple years almost since the Surface Pro 4 came out as Microsoft's flagship product. The Surface lineup of devices has been very well received and copied numerous times by other companies. TechSpot takes a closer look at the rumors.

As we approach the end of 2016, it’s safe to say that Microsoft has had a pretty great year, especially in terms of hardware. While devices like the Surface Studio and a refresh of the Surface Book have been launched to high acclaim, the Surface Pro line has been dormant — but that could change early next year.

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