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Video Review #1621: NZXT Kraken X61 Liquid CPU Cooler

The combination of a large 280mm aluminum radiator, two 140mm fans, long tubes, variable speed pump & copper waterblock makes the NZXT Kraken X61 an awesome Liquid CPU Cooler. It also comes with CAM software for the PC and smartphone to monitor temps, control the fans & change the color of the pump LED.


Q&A Video: Windows 9 Preview & Final Release Date?

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Q&A Video: Windows 8 Start Button, When?

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Q&A Video: Upgrade or Wait? (Z97 or X99)

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User Poll: Internet Legislation, Good or Bad?

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Q&A Video: Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)?

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Q&A Video: Accessing UEFI (BIOS) setting on Windows 8

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More people read news online

"More people now access their news via the Internet as by the traditional route of reading a printed newspaper. UK media regulator Ofcom said that in its News Consumption in the UK report that 41 per cent of the public accesses news via the web and mobile apps, compared to 40 per cent who read printed newspapers. To be fair newspaper publishers will take comfort from the fact that the percentage of print readers has remained stable over the past year but the proportion accessing news digitally has increased sharply from 32 per cent in the last 12 months." [Read More]

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Microsoft Smartband Coming in October with 11 Sensors, Open APIs, and Cross-platform Compatibility

"This week has been all about the smartwatch. Google officially launched two of them at Google I/O and released the Android Wear SDK to developers. Not long after, someone with knowledge of Asus' plans let slip the fact that Asus has its own watch in the works and that it would be out in September. Now we're hearing a few more details about Microsoft's smartwatch plans from one of our own sources." [Read More]

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Quick Note: YouTube Bringing in 60 FPS, Fan Funding for Channels

"We'll see it in the coming months. YouTube has announced a list of improvements for users who create and post video to its site, such as playback rates of 60 frames per second. According to the YouTube Creators blog, the video service is rolling out support for 48 and 60 frames per second in the coming months..."

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Intel PC knows if you are having a bad day

"Intel has been talking about RealSense for a while, and even launched a dedicated YouTube channel it. But what looked like an Xbox Kinect for desktops is slowly changing. Intel showed it off to the press and it looks like the RealSense 3D cameras will be able to sense basic human emotions like happiness, sadness, and even frustration and exhaustion, by analyzing the shape of lips, eyes, and cheeks."

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Steam Summer sale kicks off!

"It's that time of year again. Valve kicked off the Steam Summer Sale today, offering its usual spate of deep discounts on semi-recent PC games and indies. It will run through June 30, with daily sales, flash sales community choice votes." Check out the Steam Store for the full listings. [Watch Video]

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