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Month Archives: July 2018

Hardware News

Thermaltake Releases Riing Trio 12 RGB: A Fan that Responds to Alexa

Thermaltake launches the latest Riing Trio 12 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition (3-Fan Pack) today. A brand new flagship fan series and newly added member of the TT RGB PLUS Ecosystem. The Riing Trio provides LED lighting and fan speed customization via Thermaltake's patented TT RGB PLUS Software and TT AI Voice Control. Starting from the end of the third quarter of 2018, the Riing Trio will be officially Amazon Alexa supported.

Gaming News

Fortnite Reportedly Tops $1 Billion in Revenue

A new report from analyst firm Superdata has given us some insight into the craze of Battle Royale games. Epic's Fornite is now estimated to have earned more the $1 billion in revenue since it launched last year. And from the looks of it, it does not seem to be slowing down. In May alone the game made $304 million on in-game microtransactions, all of which we remind you are cosmetic. This is a 4% increase over the $296 million figure in April. Since introducing the Battle Royale game mode in September of last year profits have skyrocketed, just revenue from May and April account for more than half of the $1 billion being reported.

Gaming News

Valve Will Be At Gamescom 2018

Gamescom is one of the biggest events for game developers besides E3 and this years event will be talking place August 21st in Cologne, Germany. An interesting development surrounding Gamescom has occurred, Valve has confirmed they will be at the show exhibiting and showing off a new game.

Hardware News

Western Digital Shuts Down Hard Drive Factory

Almost every PC you buy now has a solid state drive in it, and basically every device as well. With that the demand for mechanical hard drives has gone down especially when you consider the compact size and speed advantage of solid state drives. It has been reported that Western Digital will close its Hard Drive factory near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Podcast

ThinkComputers Podcast #142

This week on the Podcast we talk about our reviews of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, AZIO Retro Classic Elwood Keyboard, and Biostar B360GT3S Motherboard. As well as the Threadripper II launch, AREZ graphics cards costing more than the exact same ROG cards, AORUS making everything, and more!

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Generation) Review
Laptops

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Generation) Review

The ThinkPad brand has always been the "iconic" business laptop brand and for good reason. ThinkPad's have always performed great and had the business features people want. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a great 2-in-1 that gives you the feel of a traditional notebook, but also can transform into a tablet, be set to give a presentation, or even view multimedia. The X1 Yoga is currently in its third generation, bringing with it the new Intel 8th Generation Core i5-8250U quad-core processor. This Core i5 processor does support Hyper-Threading and has a very impressive power envelope of only 15W. Lenovo has also updated the finger print reader and even put a shutter on the webcam so you don't have to worry about anyone spying on you! Is this the perfect business laptop for you? Read on as we find out!

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