Crucial P3 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2022-11-27 read/post comments()

As an entry-level to mainstream PCIe 4.0 SSD, the P3 Plus 2TB can offer quite a bit of sustained performance thanks to the pseudo-SLC inside of the Micron 176-layer NAND ICs. While it comes with the same main components as the PCIe 3.0 P3, there are subtle differences at the hardware level onboard but also the firmware, so flashing a P3 Plus firmware to the P3 won’t automatically transform it into a P3 Plus drive. read more

SteelSeries Apex 9 TKL Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2022-11-20 read/post comments(0)

Before trying the keyboard out, we have started typing some articles and we were quite happy with the optical switches’ response, while keeping noise at a minimum; due to the very fast response time you may need an adjustment time though. The matte keycaps do offer a nice grippy feel while the customizable kickstands do increase the comfort level. When switching to gaming, after some rounds in Shatterline, Warhammer Vermintide 2 but also when playing Dying Light 2, the 1mm actuation response is instant and does really help especially when things get complicated with a lot of enemies are there to get you. read more

Silicon Power Marvel M02 128GB USB 3.2 Gen 1 USB Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2022-11-14 read/post comments(0)

While the writes of the Marvel M02 are decent, in terms of reads it is snappy since we have recorded average rates up to 90MB/s. Since the product comes with capacities from 16GB up to 128GB, this drive was not thought from the start to hold a lot of data, but mainly some software kits or other type of data we may need to transfer from one computer to the other. For other tasks involving large files we already have other models available which employ SSD-like NAND. read more

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7P Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2022-11-07 read/post comments(0)

When compared to the Arctis Nova 3, the Nova 7P sports a very similar sound signature, since it is using the same set of custom speaker drivers, 40mm with a frequency response between 20 and 22kHz. We tested the headset in both multimedia content and games, and we really enjoyed the combination of crisp highs and great sounding lows, even when using the default EQ. The price difference exists because of the WiFi/BT convenience, which does even allow listening to two sound sources at the same time, the great battery life during a single charge (38 hours) with fast charge support and overall, we are getting increased liberty of movement given the operating range. read more

BIOSTAR X670E VALKYRIE AM5 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/AMD AM5 by stefan @ 2022-10-31 read/post comments(0)

The X670E VALKYRIE board from BIOSTAR is a solid offering, coming with support for latest technologies such as PCIe Gen 5, integrates a solid VRM for handling the new power-hungry Ryzen 7000 processors, no less than four M.2 slots for storage which minimizes the need of using SATA drives on the same system, onboard buttons for easy Power/Reset/CMOS Reset actions and decent memory overclocking support. read more

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 1TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2022-10-25 read/post comments(0)

The Rocket 4 Plus 1TB has performed as expected given the fact that we are dealing with half of the NAND ICs we have had with the 2TB SKU, so implicitly a smaller quantity of pseudo-SLC cache, while the DDR4 cache was clocked a bit lower. Thanks to the use of TLC NAND, the functionality of the drive is very little affected in terms of performance when having it over 50% filled, but when writing very large quantities of data to it at once, it tends to overheat and throttle. read more
Audio/Others AQIRYS LYRA Wired/Wireless Headset Review by stefan @ 2022-10-21
Storage/SSD Crucial P3 2TB PCIe M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 SSD Review by stefan @ 2022-10-18
Others/All-in-one PC ECS LIVA One H610 Barebone Review by stefan @ 2022-10-14
Audio/Others Creative Zen Hybrid Wireless Headphones with Hybrid ANC Review by stefan @ 2022-10-11
Memory Neo Forza TRINITY JETBLACK DDR5 6000 64GB (2x32GB) Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2022-10-07

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[M] Crucial P3 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 SSD Review

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As an entry-level to mainstream PCIe 4.0 SSD, the P3 Plus 2TB can offer quite a bit of sustained performance thanks to the pseudo-SLC inside of the Micron 176-layer NAND ICs. While it comes with the same main components as… Go To Full Article

Arrival CEO steps back amidst the electric van startup's financial woes

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Denis Sverdlov, the CEO and founder of the embattled EV startup Arrival, has stepped back from the company's day-to-day operations, according to The Financial Times and Bloomberg. Sverdlov won't be leaving the company completely but will instead switch places with… Go To Full Article

ASRock B650 PRO RS Motherboard

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"**...*All-in-all, the ASRock B650 PRO RS is probably one of the most affordable AM5 motherboards, designed and targeted at the mainstream market. It does lack*some of the enthusiast features we all love on higher-end motherboards, but it definitely made up… Go To Full Article

This golf robot uses a Microsoft Kinect camera and a neural network to line up putts

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Robots that can whack a golf ball down a fairway aren't exactly new, but building one that can play the nuanced short game is a more complex problem. Researchers at Paderborn University in Germany have done just that with Golfi,… Go To Full Article

Google says Google and other Android manufacturers haven't patched security flaws

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Google has disclosed several security flaws for phones that have Mali GPUs, such as those with Exynos SoCs. The company's Project Zero team says it flagged the problems to ARM (which designs the GPUs) back in the summer. ARM resolved… Go To Full Article

The best early Black Friday tech deals for 2022

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Black Friday may still be a few hours away, but we're already seeing a bunch of great deals on our favorite tech. This comes after a slow trickle of deals popping up across the web ever since the start of… Go To Full Article

Garmin Enduro 2 Review: All-In-One Watch for Ultra Athletes

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Garmin outdid itself with the Enduro 2. The GPS fitness watch is a significant upgrade over the original Enduro, addressing almost all the shortcomings of its predecessor. There are*many reasons to love and few to hate this ultra-endurance watch for… Go To Full Article

Water recycling technologies developed for space are helping a parched American west

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Whether you live in the rapidly drying American West or are aboard the International Space Station for a six-month stint, having enough water to live on is a constant concern. As climate change continues to play havoc on the West’s… Go To Full Article

Twitter shutters Brussels office just as the EU brings stricter content rules into fo

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Twitter's Brussels office is no more, according to reports, which could make it more difficult for the company to adhere to new European Union regulations regarding content moderation. The number of people employed at the office dropped from six to… Go To Full Article

eufy Security Floodlight Cam 2 Pro @ LanOC Reviews

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DESCRIPTIONIt used to be rare for people to have cameras around their homes but with doorbell cameras becoming more and more common, once people buy in with a doorbell camera you do sometimes see… Go To Full Article

GPU sales drop to ten year low

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Miners' strike Shipments of integrated and discrete graphics processing units*dropped to a 10-year low*in the third quarter as PC OEMs reduced procurements of CPUs, and gamers lowered their purchases of existing graphics cards while waiting for next-generation… Go To Full Article

ASRock Z790 Steel Legend WiFi Motherboard Review

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Powerful Intel motherboard with many features! After the Unboxing Video we take a look at another LGA1700 motherboard for Intel Alder Lake and Intel Raptor Lake processors with the ASRock Z790 Steel Legend WiFi motherboard on today! … Go To Full Article

HP decimates staff

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Decimation of company The maker of expensive printer ink HP has decimated its staff claiming that is justified due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While HP must have made a killing as businesses rushed to… Go To Full Article

How Musk uses fake “democracy” to re-install hate accounts on Twitter

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You did that, I didn’t Supreme Twit Elon [look at me] Musk appears to have a cunning plan to ensure that everyone suspended for hate speech is reinstated on Twitter by using something he calls “democracy.”… Go To Full Article

iPhone city workers riot with police

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Foxconn accused of not changing wages and mixing infected and uninfected workers* Hundreds of Foxconn workers in*China's Zhengzhou district violently clashed with police after the company changed contracts to reduce their salary and mixed workers infected with… Go To Full Article

Amazon shuts down online learning channel for Indians

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Cost-cutting* Amazon has confirmed that it will be closing Amazon Academy, an online learning platform for high-school students in the region. The e-commerce giant started the learning platform in India just a year ago… Go To Full Article

Kingston Renegade 32GB DDR5-6400 CL32 Memory Kit

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"**...*Kingston FURY Renegade 32GB DDR5-6400 memory kit delivers high performance and high overclocking potential to the most demanding gamers who always want more. They're reasonably priced and comes with lifetime warranty ... you can be sure it's a great product!"** Go To Full Article

Mercedes' new EV innovation is a paywall on your car's performance

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Tesla isn't the only car brand asking you to pay extra to unlock your car's existing capabilities. As The Vergeobserves, Mercedes has introduced a $1,200 per year "Acceleration Increase" subscription that improves the performance of the EQE and EQS in… Go To Full Article

Redox OS 0.8.0 released

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We have a lot to show since the 0.7.0 release! This release, care has been taken to ensure real hardware is working, i686 support has been added, features like audio and preliminary multi-display support have been enabled, and the boot… Go To Full Article

Atlas: third party Windows ISO for gaming

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I had no idea people still did this – create custom versions of Windows ISOs and try to pawn them off as something special. The legality of this is more than dubious, of course, and you can probably achieve the… Go To Full Article

HP will lay off up to 6,000 employees over the next few years

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Add HP to the list of tech companies cutting staff. The PC maker plans to lay off as many as 6,000 employees over the next three years. The cuts are part of a broader restructuring HP announced during its Q4… Go To Full Article

CD Projekt Red shows off The Witcher 3's 'next-gen update' ahead of launch

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CD Projekt Red has finally shared a gameplay trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's imminent "next-gen" update, and it's largely what you'd hope for. The overhauled action role-playing game looks better thanks to more detailed character models (with 4K… Go To Full Article

Microsoft: ‘Sony has more exclusive games … many of which are better quality’

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Sony has more exclusive games than Xbox does, according to Microsoft, which claims that many of its rival's first-party titles "are better quality." Lest you believe Microsoft is dunking on its own game studios for no reason, the company made… Go To Full Article

'God of War: Ragnarok' is Sony’s fastest-selling first-party title

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God of War: Ragnarok has sold more copies in its debut week than any other first-party PlayStation title, according to the official PlayStation Twitter account. Sony says the game tallied 5.1 million sales through its first week, placing it ahead… Go To Full Article

Researchers 3D-printed a fully recyclable house from natural materials

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With the United States facing a historic housing shortage, researchers from the University of Maine believe they may have found a solution to the problem. Using one of the world’s largest 3D printers, the university’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center… Go To Full Article

New York's crypto mining restrictions are the first in the nation

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Cryptocurrency mining companies hoping to set up shop in New York State may bump into some limits. Governor Kathy Hochul has signed legislation restricting crypto mining in the country, making it the first state to clamp down on the practice.… Go To Full Article

Moog's holiday deals include a free new effects plugin

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Moog's holiday promos this year include a particularly nice perk: a freebie. The synthesizer pioneer has released a free new MF-109S Saturator add-on (shown above) for all Moogerfooger Effects Plugins users. As the name implies, the plugin gives you more… Go To Full Article

The Fitbit Inspire 3 is down to $70 in an Amazon Black Friday deal

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If you’re looking for something to help you get in shape or assist someone else on their health journey, a fitness tracker can be a worthwhile purchase. With Black Friday around the corner, Amazon has discounted a selection of Fitbit’s… Go To Full Article

Netflix is making a 'AAA PC game' at its new studio

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Netflix's new in-house game teams may be particularly ambitious. Mobilegamer.bizspotted a job listing the company posted for a director in Los Angeles who would lead work on a "brand-new AAA PC game" — this is not just another mobile title.… Go To Full Article

Solo Stove fire pits are up to $350 off for Black Friday

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Solo Stove's Black Friday deals are in full swing, and they've cut up to 40 percent off all of the company's fire pits. You'll find the biggest discount on the Yukon, the largest of Solo Stove's machines, which comes in… Go To Full Article

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