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announcing the tom's hardware best pc builds 2017 update


welcome to another exciting edition of the tom's hardware best pc builds. the toms' editorial staff and vaunted expert members of our community have teamed up to showcase the absolute best pc builds in each budget category.






kevin toms football * manager


kevin toms football star manager is the revitalised cl ic 1980s football manager game. kevin toms wrote the first football manager for release in 1982 and it is considered an all time cl ic. kevin is also considered to be the founder of the genre of football manager games. this recreation is a game to play anywhere, anytime, on your mobile, and build up your saved game history of your team. it's gripping, easy to play and if you played the original football manager you will feel nostalgia. a game that is much easier to learn and play than similar football manager games but with a subtle depth. kevin has reconstructed the game for mobiles and stayed faithful to the original gameplay, while using his unique design skills to update it to work on modern mobiles. with familiar features: 4 di






tech news


read major news on gadgets, mobiles and technology. read news from; ars technica bit-tech ciocnetcomputer world diggdigital trendsengadgeteweekextremetech geekgigaomgizmodogoogle tech newsinformation weekinfoworldlaptop maglife ermaximum pcmobilecrunch pc magazinepc worldreadwritewebslashdotsteamtechcrunchtechmeme techshouttechspot tech radar tech republictech treetechnoratitedthe next web the register the verge toms hardwaretuaw-apple weblogwired zdnet.






nvidia’s game code redemption process checks hardware, stifles reselling/sharing


nvidia disclosed that it is now performing hardware checks to ensure that the free game goes to the original purchaser.






what every member of congress from california said — or hasn't said — about trum


pres­id­ent trump’s ex­ec­ut­ive or­der fri­day, which blocked u.s. entry to refugees and na­tion­als of sev­en muslim-ma­jor­ity na­tions, brought thou­sands of amer­ic­ans to the na­tion’s air­ports in protest over the week­end.sev­er­al demo­crats from cali­for­nia’s 54-mem­ber con­gres­sion­al del­eg­a­tion joined con­stitu­ents at air­ports, and lob­bied cus­toms and bor­der patrol of­fi­cials to re­lease the de­tained visa hold­ers. many of the state’s 14 re­pub­lic­an rep­res­ent­at­ives were ini­tially si­lent on the ex­ec­ut­ive or­der. sev­er­al have since voiced their sup­port, while oth­ers were crit­ic­al of the or­der’s rol­lout.here’s a look at what each mem­ber of the cali­for­nia con­gres­sion­al del­eg­a­tion has said about the ex­ec­ut­ive or­der:






tom's hardware steam giveaway: 'stellaris'


we're giving away three copies of "stellaris." to enter, head to the tom's hardware pc gaming forums, enter the raffle, and answer the discussion prompt. the steam giveaway will run until 12pm edt on friday, february 10.






tom’s hardware weekly news recap: february 5, 2017


seth colaner@sethcolanerseth colaner is the executive news editor of tom's hardware us. he oversees news, event coverage and peripheral reviews.






tom’s hardware weekly news recap: january 28, 2017


seth colaner@sethcolanerseth colaner is the executive news editor of tom's hardware us. he oversees news, event coverage and peripheral reviews.






oceanfront owners ask judge to block jersey shore dune plan


toms river, n.j. — a group of oceanfront homeowners in new jersey is asking a judge to exempt them from a protective sand dune project, arguing that the rock wall they've spent millions on will do the job better than what the government proposes.the residents from bay head and neighboring areas asked superior court judge marlene lynch ford on monday to block the state from seizing strips of their land for a dune and beach project.the homeowners have spent $5 million on a rock wall between their homes and the ocean, and say the government's proposed project is wasteful and not needed in their area.republican gov. chris christie's administration is pushing for dunes along most of the state's entire 127-mile coastline.the trial is expected to take most of this week.






tom’s hardware weekly news recap: february 11, 2017


seth colaner@sethcolanerseth colaner is the executive news editor of tom's hardware us. he oversees news, event coverage and peripheral reviews.






pc games hardware magazin


pc-games hardware magazin als app. bei pc games hardware handelt es sich um das fuhrende hardware-magazin deutschlands fur spieler. jeden monat finden sie auf 132 seiten topaktuelle tests, tiefgehende technikartikel und fundierte wie unterhaltsame erlauterungen uber die aktuelle entwicklung der hardware. dabei deckt pc games hardware sowohl ultimative high-end-hardware als auch mittelkl e- wie einsteigerkomponenten ab und ermoglicht dem leser so den bau von systemen fur fast alle im heimgebrauch moglichen ein zzwecke. nicht selten wird dabei die technische machbarkeit bis aufs letzte ausgelotet. in den rubriken grafikkarten, prozessoren, infrastruktur sowie spiele und software lesen sie in der pc games hardware alles uber die derzeit fur gamer relevanten pc-komponenten, detaillierte tun






hidden


this application allows you to take p os and record videos, simply by tapping on the black screen. features: + switch between front and rear era+ p o and video mode+ set screen visibility+ ads freeinstruction: prior android 4. 4: tap on screen to exit the full screen mode. in the lower left corner tap on three vertical dots to access the menu. there you can select the era, switch between p o and video, and set the visibility. to take a picture or record a video, simply double tap on the screen or press the era hardware on. to stop video recording double tap or press the era hardware on again. android 4. 4 and later: swipe from top to bottom or from bottom to top, to exit the full screen mode. in the lower left corner tap on three vertical dots to access the menu. there you can select th






australian taxation office systems suffer another outage


the australian taxation office (ato) is currently experiencing system outages affecting all of its online services, including the ato.gov.au website.in a statement made on thursday morning, the ato apologised and admitted the system issues are impacting the organi ion's tax agent, business and bas portals, ato online, the australian business register, standard business reporting, and superannuation online services.latest australian newsaccording to the tax office, it is in the process of replacing hardware that was affected as a result of the "world first" hardware issue the ato experienced in december."we are replacing the affected hardware, but this process will take some time," the ato said on thursday.last month, the ato said it was not anticipating any further outages in the short ter






id7 adds iot hardware support to metasploit security testing


security vendor id7 has been helping to lead the open-source metasploit penetration testing framework project since october 2009, largely focused on software. on feb. 2, id7 announced a new expansion of metasploit's capabilities to enable security researchers to directly link to hardware for vulnerability testing. the new hardware enablement is currently in the open-source metasploit framework and is available via github. additionally, id7 plans on packaging the capability in the standard open-source metasploit community edition. metasploit has always been able to connect to devices over standard wired and wireless ethernet connections. the new hardware connectivity aims to go a step further and will enable specific hardware testing use-cases, beginning with automotive. craig smith, direc






id7 adds iot hardware support to metasploit security testing


security vendor id7 has been helping to lead the open-source metasploit penetration testing framework project since october 2009, largely focused on software. on feb. 2, id7 announced a new expansion of metasploit's capabilities to enable security researchers to directly link to hardware for vulnerability testing. the new hardware enablement is currently in the open-source metasploit framework and is available via github. additionally, id7 plans on packaging the capability in the standard open-source metasploit community edition. metasploit has always been able to connect to devices over standard wired and wireless ethernet connections. the new hardware connectivity aims to go a step further and will enable specific hardware testing use-cases, beginning with automotive. craig smith, direc






dell explains why hardware and software are needed for security


san francisco — in a vip event at the 2017 rsa conference here, michael dell, founder and ceo of dell technologies participated in a panel with rsa executives talking about the company's security efforts. at the show, rsa is introducing new business metrics focused enhancements to its product portfolio, including updates to the rsa securid access platform. for dell, rsa is one piece of the larger dell technologies effort to provide security to organizations of all sizes. dell explained that rsa is about providing security for organizations that want to build their own security operations centers (socs). in contrast, the dell secureworks business is more focused on providing services to organizations that already have their own soc, as well as providing managed security services. additiona






dell explains why hardware and software are needed for security


san francisco—in a vip event at the 2017 rsa conference here, michael dell, founder and ceo of dell technologies, participated in a panel with rsa executives talking about the company's security efforts. at the show, rsa, which is one piece of the larger dell technologies effort to provide security to organizations of all sizes, is introducing new business metrics-focused enhancements to its product portfolio, including updates to the rsa securid access platform. dell explained that rsa provides security for organizations that want to build their own security operations centers (socs). in contrast, the dell secureworks business is more focused on providing services to organizations that already have their own soc, as well as providing managed security services. dell also highlighted the i






fcc poised to drop set-top box alternatives proposal under commissioner pai


the fcc won’t be considering a proposal to open up access to pay tv services via third-party hardware under newly appointed commissioner ajit pai, variety reports. the proposal, originally put forward under fcc commissioner tom wheeler, at first sought to create an open-standard to make it possible for third parties to build their own set-top boxes ready to receive and display content from third-party cable and ellite tv services.it was later modified to require only that pay tv providers make free apps available for streaming devices, which would’ve included over-the-top hardware like the apple tv or nvidia shield, through which subscribers could access their content. even that faced resistance and challenges from industry stakeholders on the tv provider side, leading to delays that left






best gaming laptops and best pc builds: community roundup


the tom's hardware community is constantly busy. whether our members are discussing the site's latest articles and reviews, providing tech support and building advice, or playing the latest pc games, we have so much great stuff going on that it could make your head spin! not to worry -- community roundup is here to let you know the best of what's going on in the tom's hardware forums on a regular basis.we have another great steam giveaway running until next friday. we're giving away three copies of stellaris to three lucky members of our community. don't miss out on your chance to win paradox's in depth . there are two ways to win: enter the raffle or answer the discussion prompt in the forums. you can find both the discussion prompt and the giveaway raffle in the tom's hardware pc gaming






best pc builds 2017 and 'doom' giveaway: community roundup


the tom's hardware community is constantly busy. whether our members are discussing the site's latest articles and reviews, providing tech support and building advice, or playing the latest pc games, we have so much great stuff going on that it could make your head spin! not to worry -- community roundup is here to let you know the best of what's going on in the tom's hardware forums on a regular basis.we have another great steam giveaway running until next friday. we're giving away three (3) copies of doom and the dlc season p to three lucky members of our community. don't miss out on your chance to win the updated and revamped cl ic. there are two ways to win: enter the raffle or answer the discussion prompt in the forums. you can find both the discussion prompt and the giveaway raffle i






best deals


because shopping for bargains on new computer hardware can be a considerably time consuming endeavor, we regularly compile a list of the best deals.






best pc builds


here are nine gaming pc builds that are recommended by the tom’s hardware community. these builds range from $500 to $2,500 and include three vr-ready systems.






bitgym: virtual cardio tours


no heart rate sensor or special hardware required. use any cardio machine. as seen on wired, engadget, stephen fry's gadget man and more - bitgym upgrades your cardio machine with stunning interactive trails from around the world. each tour can be streamed instantly or ed locally for use at the gym. no hardware required - bitgym tracks your exercise speed by using the front-facing era on your device. works on any bike, elliptical or treadmill - just place your phone or tablet down so you're in view and start exercising. our library of tours is available via streaming or local s. view the tours to your tv using an hdmi cable or miracast. constantly growing - bitgym will keep surprising you with new tours, workouts and other features. like us on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/bitgymfan






playstation 4: 6 common problems, and how to fix them


the playstation 4 is a remarkable piece of hardware, but like all game consoles, it’s not immune to the occasional hiccup. since its original launch in 2013, sony has worked to resolve many of the console’s intermittent issues through various firmware updates. in 2016, sony released two new iterations of its premier console — a slimmer model with the same name and the 4k-compatible playstation 4 pro — both of which provide improved performance over their predecessor, and address some of the console’s lingering hardware issues.more: you don’t need a playstation 4 pro, but when you see games in 4k, you’ll want onestill, you may find yourself with a misbehaving unit, and that’s a real bummer if you’re hoping to squeeze some gaming into your busy schedule. our guide covers common problems with






snaproute secures $25 million series a investment for open source network os


snaproute, a startup that builds open source software that enables network engineers to customize commodity networking switches and routers to meet their exact requirements, announced a $25 million a round today, led by norwest venture partners.lightspeed, at&t and microsoft ventures also participated in the round and norwest’s rama sekhar will join the snaproute board of directors.company founder and ceo jason forrester e from apple, and it was there that he learned that when your data centers reach hyper scale, the underlying networking hardware doesn’t always behave the way you think it will.he also found that many times the traditional vendors were giving you a switch with every single configuration option under the sun, when maybe your problem only required a couple of options. th






best gaming laptops and best pc builds: community roundup


community roundup is here to let you know the best of what's going on in the tom's hardware forums on a regular basis.






xcom 2 giveaway and ryzen rumors: community roundup


community roundup is here to let you know the best of what's going on in the tom's hardware forums on a regular basis.






​need a linux-tuned laptop? new kde slimbook aims to make it simpler to drop win


the new kde-branded slimbook aspires to offer hardware that runs smoothly out of the box with ubuntu-based kde neon. image: kde/slimbook kde community developers and spanish brand slimbook have teamed up to launch the 13.3-inch display kde slimbook, running the ubuntu-based kde neon operating system.the new kde-branded slimbook aspires to give kde fans hardware that runs smoothly out of the box with its software, which doesn't always happen after replacing a windows desktop with a linux distribution. kde hopes the hardware will open up its software to new users outside its community of developers.the kde slimbook is available with a 2.3ghz intel i5 processor, which starts at €729 ($779), while the 2.5ghz i7 variant starts at €849 ($907). the slimbook's specs aren't cutting edge, but for so






new quantum-computer design could lead to practical hardware


scientists have proposed a new way to build a quantum computer using microwaves to control individual atoms, and they say the new method offers a blueprint for a more useful computing machine.






tom's hardware steam giveaway: 'stellaris'


our latest steam giveaway is almost over! we have three copies of stellaris up for grabs this time. make sure to head to the forums and enter for your chance to win. one copy will be given away to the raffle winner, while two be given to members participating in the giveaway discussion. stellaris is pardox development studio's latest epic. unlike their previous genre-defining strategy games, stellaris revolves around space exploration and galactic conquest.like all of our steam giveaways, there are two ways to win: enter the raffle or answer the discussion prompt. you can find both the discussion prompt and raffle in the giveaway thread located in the tom's hardware pc gaming forums. the steam giveaway will run until 12pm est on friday, february 10. the game will be awarded to the winners






mobile era lens company moment is kickstarting some new hardware


it’s been couple of years since we’ve heard from moment, which makes a series of mobile phone cases and lenses for p og hy enthusiasts. today the company is announcing its latest in hardware — a pair of iphone cases and a wide-angle lens it’s crowdfunding on kickstarter.moment launched three years ago with a kickstarter paign to fund the creation of a couple of interchangeable add-on lenses that could be attached to your mobile phone. it followed that up with a mobile app and iphone case to help users take better pictures with their phones.now the company is coming out with new hardware that takes those ideas a step further, with the release of a new iphone case and battery case that double as mounts for a new lens that it’s also crowdfunding.the moment p o case for iphone 7 and iphone 7 p






mobile era lens company moment is kickstarting some new hardware


it’s been couple of years since we’ve heard from moment, which makes a series of mobile phone cases and lenses for p og hy enthusiasts. today the company is announcing its latest in hardware — a pair of iphone cases and a wide-angle lens it’s crowdfunding on kickstarter.moment launched three years ago with a kickstarter paign to fund the creation of a couple of interchangeable add-on lenses that could be attached to your mobile phone. it followed that up with a mobile app and iphone case to help users take better pictures with their phones.now the company is coming out with new hardware that takes those ideas a step further, with the release of a new iphone case and battery case that double as mounts for a new lens that it’s also crowdfunding.the moment p o case for iphone 7 and iphone 7 p






microsoft lets companies lease the surface hub


last summer, microsoft announced surface as a service, an alliterative program aimed and introducing surface hardware into the enterprise through a lease that also involved subscriptions to services like office 356 and windows 10. today the company expands the program to a piece of hardware that makes even more sense under the umbrella.after all, at $8,999 for the 55-inch model and $21,999 for the 84-inch version, the surface hub may well be too rich for a lot of companies’ blood — particularly given the fact that the interactive video conferencing whiteboard isn’t exactly a well-trod space for most businesses.the company is also launching a similar surface hub try and buy program, which lets companies in the u.s., u.k., europe and asia test the system for 30 days before buying it.apparent






diy linux laptop: build your own for $240 with fully open source olimex teres i


the self- embly teres laptops will be available in black or white and should be able to run linux or android software. image: olimex bulgarian open-source hardware outfit olimex has released the final designs and components for diy fans to build their own modular linux laptop.buyers have two choices for their machine. devoted diy builders can olimex's cad files for building the teres i on its github page, which offer schematics for hardware components such as printed circuit boards (pcb), keyboard and so forth, as well as all the linux software components necessary to operate the hardware. the other option is to buy the semi-finished teres 1 laptop for €224 ($240), which is shipped as a kit that buyers emble themselves. if buyers follow the instructions correctly, they should end up with a






valve bets big on vr's future: still innovating hardware, preparing to launch so


the first year of vr isn’t even over yet, and valve is already heavily invested in the second generation. the company recently discussed its short-term plans for the steamvr platform.






phil spencer says xbox 360 backward compatibility on windows is possible, but un


why it matters to you the addition of xbox 360 backward compatibility to windows 10 could expand many pc gamers' libraries for free.at e3 2015, microsoft dropped news that select xbox 360 games would be playable on the xbox one via backward compatibility. since then, the library of supported games has swelled to over 300, and players are eager to see this kind of functionality introduced elsewhere in the company’s gaming empire.yesterday, xbox head phil spencer was responding to queries on twitter when he was asked whether backward compatibility for xbox 360 games was ever likely to make its way to windows 10. he responded with a realistic essment of the work involved, but indicated that such a project wasn’t outside the realm of possibility.spencer stated that the difficult part of bring






bethesda adds high resolution pack to pc, ps4 pro support for 'fallout 4' (updat


you'll need some powerful hardware to get the visual upgrades.






restoration hardware recalls metal tables after lead reports


providence, r.i. (ap) — more than 2,000 dining tables with metal tops are being recalled after reports of elevated blood lead levels in four children in rhode island and california.the federal consumer product safety commission says consumers should stop using the recalled railroad tie and parsons railroad tie tables made by restoration hardware inc.the company, based in corte madera, california, sold the tables at its stores and on its website from march 2012 through december last year.the company has received reports of elevated levels of lead in the blood of two children in cranston, rhode island, and another two children in beverly hills, california. the tables were present at the homes where they live.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






nvidia blocks game bundle resales by tying cards to game keys


why it matters to you if you often resell game keys when you get them free with a new g hics card, you're out of luck with nvidia.nvidia announced that any new games it gives away with its g hics cards will not be allowed for resale moving forward. to combat that, it will be tying game codes to hardware, so whether you want to or not, trying to resell that key will not be viable.one of the most popular ways to encourage gamers to buy the latest generation of g hics card, is to bundle a new game or two with them. nvidia and amd take part in that promotional system, but people don’t always play those games. maybe they already own them or aren’t interested, but some would gift the game to friends, or sell the codes to help pay for their new hardware.to make sure that doesn’t happen in the fu






basemark releases vrscore benchmark tool, consumer version coming q2


basemark finally released its long-awaited vr benchmarking tool, vrscore, which allows you to evaluate your pc’s vr-readiness. the benchmark suite includes a performance test that stresses your system’s capabilities and a latency test that measures your hmd's display persistence. basemark partnered with crytek to create a high-resolution animated sequence called "skyharbor" that simulates a virtual reality experience. the vrscore benchmark runs the skyharbor scene to stress test your gpu and cpu and provides a score that you can compare against other hardware configurations. basemark worked with amd, intel, and nvidia to ensure that the test works on all hardware platforms. basemark offers a free version of vrscore, which includes the synthetic benchmark tests. the company also offers a va






google home taps google express delivery network for home shopping


google home (file photo) google on thursday added shopping support to its google home connected speaker that rivals amazon echo. google home users will now be able to order from select stores, with their voice, through google express. saying "ok google, order paper towels" results in google assistant placing an order for you, and a google express courier delivering the item same-day. see also: google home reviewthe shopping feature will be available for free through april 30, 2017. google didn't offer any details on future pricing or membership fees. google home sells for $139. "today is just the beginning of what's possible for shopping with the google assistant," google wrote on its blog. "over the coming months, we'll continue to add new features and enable purchases for other apps and






apple iphone 8 news: specs, price, release date


apple’s iphone 7s isn’t due until september, meaning the next top-of-the-line iphone — reportedly called the iphone 8 — isn’t supposed to arrive until 2017. but that hasn’t stopped legions of fans from fervently speculating.it’ll reportedly launch alongside two cheaper, smaller iphone models called the iphone 7s and iphone 7s plus. however, it’s unclear if all three models will actually launch in september 2017, or what the naming conventions will be.more: iphone 7s and 7s plus news and rumorshere’s what we’ve learned so far about the iphone 8. battery: wireless chargingapple has long been rumored to be working on wireless charging for a future version of the iphone, and while energous ceo steve rizzone has hinted in the past that it has inked a deal with “one of the largest consumer elect






how we test graphics cards


testing on an open bench requires careful planning, else it leads to misguided results. most gamers have closed cases, affecting thermal, acoustic, and even performance results compared to exposed hardware. we're working to represent that more accurately.






we got our feet on the retail 3drudder controller


a little more than six months ago, i wrote a detailed review of the 3drudder foot-based input device. the company has since updated the hardware and refined the software to make it more appealing to consumers. we took a look at the updated package.






toast to willie nelson with seven spanish angels beer


if there is one person who embodies texas as a spirit, a people, a nation, it’s willie nelson. the man is literally a living legend. it doesn’t matter who you are, politician, celebrity, average joe—when you’re in the presence of willie, when you get a chance to see him perform, it’s amazing.i’ve had the pleasure of seeing willie nelson perform many times, most recently with the federalist’s own ben domenech at last year’s austin city limits festival. that day willie was joined on stage by a dozen people, including other ians who were performing at the festival, his family, and the man who serves as his unofficial sidekick, the man who introduced him to the tens of thousands of people in the crowd, matthew mcconaughey.the ians who joined willie on stage, including margo price and nathaniel