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XR3501 By BenQ – Impressive Curvature

BenQ has always striven to check as many of the boxes as possible with every display it introduces. Recently, that goal has become tougher to reach now that G-Sync and FreeSync are available. BenQ’s XR3051 high contrast AMVA panel offers an amazing 2000R curved monitor and a 144Hz refresh rate along with some very unique attributes. Specs Video Inputs: 2 x Display Port, 2 x HDMI Audio: 1 x 3.5mm input,...

In Wine 1.7.50 Direct3D Takes First Step

The WINE tool for Linux, which is a Windows Emulator, has finally shown its first signs of Direct3D 11 support in the new 1.7.50 release. In addition, the new release contains the new Gecko engine based on Firefox 40, amended font matching in DirectWrite, added support for OpenMP when run on ARM platforms, and a heap of bug-fixes. The announcement that the developers were going to apply Direct3D 11 support...

Evo 2TB By Samsung – Mammoth Capacity

The 850 Evo was a more balanced version of the benchmark-busting 850 Pro, and now it has been super-sized to become one of the largest SSDs we have ever seen. This advantage was amply demonstrated by its most recent 850-series drives that offer excellent functioning and value. Samsung leads the way at the top end of the consumer SSD market thanks to its control of every aspect of the research, design and production...

Lat 56 Briefcase For Laptop

Lat 56 is a relatively new company, so named because latitude 56 degrees is precisely where the Scottish headquarters are located. The range of laptop bags and cases are aimed at business travelers wanting top-quality luggage which looks good, is durable and above all, is designed to carry your stuff safely and in a way that’s accessible. The sides are covered with high-density foam in a hexagonal pattern...

FIFA 16 By EA Sports – Ultimate Team

EA Sports hopes to silence these critics with a plethora of new specialties in FIFA 16, including Women’s National Teams, a revamped Career Mode, and nine new stadiums. Though, is FIFA Ultimate Team Draft, which was unveiled via a new trailer starring Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher. FIFA Ultimate Team Draft is EA’s alternative for those who like the idea of building a team from random cards, but only...

Google Glass 2 – See The World In Different Way

Google Glass 2 is no longer just a rumor.In spite of Google’s confirmation on 16 January that the Explorer programming was closing and the original Google Glass was being taken off sale on 19 January. The company also confirmed that this isn’t the end for Google Glass. Google Glass 2 would be unveiled at Google’s I/O conference on 28 May, but the event came and went with no mention of the...

Win 10 Vs Linux – Showdown

The latest loop of Windows has now been unleashed, and as has become tradition at Linux Format, we pit the Redmond-ian OS mano-a-mano with Linux to determine the ultimate operating system. One is a free codebase which can run on most any hardware imaginable, the other is a proprietary product with an undecouple-able GUI that, until recently, has run only on x86 PCs. Our approach will be to consider features...

Call Of Duty Black Ops III – War In Technology

COD Black Ops 3, a series that started with the events of the War in Vietnam then has moved to a near-future, and is going even more down the road of tomorrow. Although the previous year’s Advanced Warfare from Sledgehammer also introduced a high-tech, militarized age, that future isn’t about the Treyarch’s Black Ops 3 future. Black Ops has the timeline of its own, and the setting of the sequel...

2016 Mercedes Benz GLC – Drive In Future

The GLC replaces the GLK-class, the rename coming as part of Benz’s latest nomenclature strategy and intended to align it with the mechanically similar C-class sedan. As did the GLK, the GLC battles the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC, and Porsche Macan, among others. A new crossover gets us nearly as excited as the prospect of binge-watching C-SPAN. Or maybe binge-watching people who are binge-watching...

Scion iM 2016 – Joy Of Driving

After ending a period of stagnation with the sporty FR-S coupe, Scion is looking to recapture its momentum among young, often first time car buyers with the new 2016 Scion iM. A sporty, stubby four door hatchback, the iM specialties standout styling and a suspension design that might make it among the best-handling cars in its class. Cruising down Pacific Coast Highway in a pre-production prototype automobile,...