Accessories reviews balance between a spectrum of products from computer cases to video surveillance cameras and even to accessories that enable users to squeeze more storage into smaller footprints. Accessories reviews form a large catch-all to compile all of the tech extras that users require, but that don't quite fit into our other categories of SSDs, HDDs, SOHO NAS and the like.
by Lyle Smith

QNAP TR-004 RAID Expansion Enclosure Now Available

QNAP has announced the availability of the TR-004, a 4-bay hardware RAID storage expansion unit that supports PCs or NAS solutions with USB 3.0 Type-C connectivity. It can be used to increase the available storage of a NAS (or used as an external storage device attached to the NAS) or as a hardware-based RAID storage solution for PCs. The TR-004 supports individual, JBOD and RAID 0/1/5/10 storage configurations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Makes CPU Announcements At CES

At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Intel made several announcements including a few around processor innovations. The company announced details on its first volume 10nm PC processor, Ice Lake. Intel previewed Lakefield, its hybrid 10nm CPU architecture with Foveros 3D packaging. The company is also expanding its 9th Gen Core desktop CPUs as well.

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by Michael Rink

NVIDIA Promises Titan RTX Before The End Of 2018

NVIDIA announced that it planned to make their new GPU; the Titan RTX, available in the USA and Europe by the end of the month. It will use NVIDIA’s Turing architecture and deliver 130 TFLOPS of tensor performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Arlo Unveils 4K Wire Free Security Cameras

Today Arlo Technologies, Inc. revamped its flagship wire-free security system with the introduction of Arlo Ultra. The new system will feature several of the great features Arlo has been know for color night vision and advanced image processing, as well as now coming with 4K Ultra HD resolution with high dynamic range (HDR). The new system will come with a free one-year subscription to Arlo Smart Premier, that the company says will give users a more personalized, intelligent smart home security experience, powered by Arlo’s sophisticated AI and computer vision technologies.

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by Lyle Smith

AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 Review

The AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 is a GPU solution designed for professionals who work with high-end graphics applications such as design, manufacturing, media and entertainment. It is also ideal for those who do their gaming on a notebook. Last year, we looked at a range of professional graphics cards, including high-end (NVIDIA Quadro P6000), mid-range (NVIDIA Quadro P1000) to low end (Radeon Pro WX 3100) options. The WX 8200 fits nicely in the upper part of this range with its 8GB of HBM2 memory and high bandwidth controller. AMD also boldly describes their new performance-driven card as the most powerful workstation GPU under $1000, that means it claims to have a better price to performance than NVIDIA's Quadro P4000.

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by Marshall Gunnell

NVIDIA Introduces Quadro RTX 4000

NVIDIA has unveiled today at the annual Autodesk Conference in Las Vegas, its first midrange professional GPU, the Quadro RTX 4000. Powered by the NVIDIA Turing architecture and the NVIDIA RTX platform, the Quadro RTX 4000 delivers real-time ray tracing to larger group of professionals.

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by Adam Armstrong

AMD Announces 7nm Data Center GPUs

Today AMD announced what it calls the world’s first 7nm data center GPUs, the AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 accelerators. The new Radeon Instinct accelerators are designed to deliver enough compute performance for next-generation deep learning, HPC, cloud computing and rendering applications and can be leveraged in use cases such as large-scale simulations, climate change, computational biology, disease prevention and more. AMD also updated its ROCm Open Software Platform.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Mid-Range Monitor Review: P2219H, P2319H, P2419H and P2719H

Dell has recently updated their mid-range lineup of monitors: P2219H (21.5-inch), P2319H (23.0-inch), P2419H (23.8-inch) and P2719H (27.0-inch). We will be looking at these new Dell  displays in one sweeping review as there's virtually no difference between each model from this updated line, except for the display size, which is indicated in the first two numbers of their product name.

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by Kevin OBrien

Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved Monitor (U3818DW) Review

The U3818DW is another slick-looking curved monitor offering from Dell, with a generous 37.5-inch size with a 21:9 aspect ratio, roughly 25% more screen real estate than the company's 34-inch monitor (p3418hw). This thing is big and gives users a ton of space to work with. Moreover, it features a minimal bezel via the company’s InfinityEdge technology, which essentially means an “edge-to-edge” display surface. Dell believes that this design promotes efficient productivity by reducing user eye-movement across the screen while working, as users can easily fit multiple windows on the screen.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Z38c Curved Display Review

The new 37.5-inch HP Z38c Curved Display is HP’s widest curved monitor to date. It has an impressive 21:9 aspect ratio inside a very thin bezel, measuring just .25" at the edge. Designed for media enthusiasts and professionals looking for a high-end monitor with a ton of real estate, the HP Z38c features one HDMI port, one DisplayPort 1.2 and a response time of 5ms. The new curved monitor also has USB-C charging capabilities for notebooks that support USB-C charging, so professionals only have to plug in one cable to use their monitor and charge at the same time.

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