Silicon Power XD80 M.2 2280 2TB PCIe 3.0 SSD Review

Memory by stefan @ 2022-09-25 read/post comments(0)

The new XD80 2TB version from Silicon Power is very interesting, since it does not come with the previous controller but retains the same internal product code. As we have noted from the test results, the drive trades punches in terms of performance with the 1TB version while blank, but when filled to about 60% of its capacity, it falls a bit behind. We think that this can be attributed to the Realtek RTS5762 controller, which operates differently but unfortunately not a lot of info is available online about it. read more

AQIRYS CAPELLA Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2022-09-23 read/post comments(0)

Thanks to the plastic construction and lack of mechanical switches, CAPELLA is quite light for a full-sized keyboard at only 880 grams. When typing or gaming, the keyboard remained silent, requiring an actuation force of about 52 gF, while the travel is set at 3.6mm. Given the included buttons and controls, the CAPELLA was not only thought for entry-level gaming but also for people which do watch lots of multimedia contents and let’s not forget productivity work as well! read more

Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR4 3200MHz CL22 SODIMM Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2022-09-18 read/post comments(0)

By using the Silicon Power 2x16GB 3200MHz C22 RAM kit, the DH32U5 barebone can deliver a little bit more performance versus the previous 2666MHz tests but this strictly depends on the used application. The modules barely got warm during use so they could be successfully used in more restricted airflow environments, while the kit does offer enough capacity for most user applications. read more

LattePanda 3 Delta 864 Single Board Computer Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2022-09-11 read/post comments(0)

The new LattePanda 3 Delta does offer good mainstream performance for the low power it uses in full load, while remaining very silent even during consistent loads for long periods of time. The mini-PC can be used as-is by taking advantage of the pre-installed Windows 10 OS or by upgrading to Windows 11 or even erasing the whole partition and moving to Linux. This was thought as a development platform for tinkerers thanks to the included Arduino ATmega32U4 and is compatible with hundreds of sensors and actuators. read more

Shuttle XPC slim Barebone DH32U5 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2022-09-05 read/post comments(0)

Given the included Intel Core i5-1135G7 CPU on the DH32U5 barebone, we are getting great performance for an ULV SoC, while keeping power consumption and heat at bay. While we have tested the mini-PC with a 32GB 2666MHz kit, the supported maximum frequency is 3200, which may also bring some extra boost to the table. Versus the DS20U5 which featured a Comet Lake-U Core i5-10210U fanless solution, the 11th Gen SoC does offer quite an impressive boost in the iGPU department as well via the Intel Gen 12 Xe and its 80 EUs. read more

Silicon Power UD90 M.2 2280 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2022-08-29 read/post comments(0)

The Phison E21 controller paired with Micron’s 176-layer TLC NAND does result in a good mainstream drive in terms of performance, even surpassing Silicon Power rated speeds, which operates at decent temperatures in normal operation. However, if your projects do imply writing very large sequences of data at once, the drive will heat up to about 80 degrees Celsius while using the stock thin graphene heatspreader. In that case, we will surely recommend a custom heatsink or simply installing the drive on a motherboard with an integrated cooling system. read more
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Meta cracks down on ad-free Instagram client a day after it launched

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A third-party Instagram app, called “The OG App,” which promised an ad-free feed more like the original Instagram experience, has been pulled from Apple’s App Store just one day after it officially launched. It’s not clear if Apple pulled the… Go To Full Article

Intel XeSS gets ARC A370M up to 78 percent faster

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Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has announced ARC 770 limited edition with an October 12 launch date and an aggressive $329 price tag. On the same day, Shadows of Tomb Raider got a XeSS update. The XeSS stands for Xe Super… Go To Full Article

Razer and Verizon tease a 5G gaming handheld that can play games locally

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Razer, Qualcomm and Verizon are working together on a 5G gaming handheld. The carrier teased the Razer Edge 5G at Mobile World Congress Las Vegas. Details on the device are sparse, but what we do know is that it will… Go To Full Article

SK hynix Platinum P41 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

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Description: The Platinum P41 is the very first PCIe 4.0 Gen 4 M.2 NVMe v1.4 SSD by SK hynix and today I'll be taking a thorough look on the 2TB capacity variant. Go To Full Article

MUSE HiFi Power Planar Magnetic In-ear Earphones @ TechPowerUp

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MUSE HiFi aims to make a strong debut in its own take on the planar magnetic driver IEMs formula with the MUSE HiFi Power. Using exclusive tweaks to the manufacturing process and drivers to make for a unique shell and… Go To Full Article

Sony's PlayStation loyalty program debuts in the US on October 5th

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You won't have to wait long to earn bonuses for playing and buying PlayStation games. Sony now says its PlayStation Stars loyalty program debuts in the Americas on October 5th, while Australians and Europeans will have access October 13th. Stars… Go To Full Article

Here's everything Amazon announced at its fall hardware event

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Amazon held its annual fall hardware event on Tuesday. As in years past, the company had a lot to share in a short amount of time. We saw it announce new Echo, Kindle and Ring devices. It also had a… Go To Full Article

YouTube Shorts copies TikTok again with voiceover narration

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What's the best way for YouTube Shorts to take on TikTok? Apparently, it's by continually copying its popular competitor. Yesterday, YouTube announced (via TechCrunch) that it would be adding voiceover narrations to Shorts on iOS. It'll let you add your… Go To Full Article

Ubisoft once again delays 'Skull and Bones,' a game which will surely come out eventu

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Ubisoft has once again delayed its long, long-awaited pirate sim Skull and Bones. Last we heard, the game was scheduled to hit Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 5, Steam, Epic Games Store, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna and Ubisoft Connect… Go To Full Article

Amazon's first QLED Fire TVs offer better picture quality and an ambient mode

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When Amazon introduced its Fire TV Omni line last year, it mostly offered affordable sets oriented toward budget-conscious consumers. At its fall hardware event today, the company announced two new models with QLED panels. Priced at $800 and $1,100 for… Go To Full Article

DALL-E's AI art generator is now (sort of) available to everyone

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You no longer need to join a queue to try OpenAI's well-known image generator. The company has dropped the waiting list for the DALL-E beta, making the technology available to everyone. If you want to create art, you just have… Go To Full Article

How Google is working to help you find food and local businesses

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At its Search On event today, Google unveiled several new ways to help people more easily find what they're looking for. Some things can be trickier to locate than most, like a particular style of clothing or a certain fragrance.… Go To Full Article

'Immersive View' in Google Maps expands to 250 landmarks globally

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If you recently traveled to a new city, there’s a good chance you used Maps to plan your trip. Google wants to make that process easier. Over the next few months, you can expect Google to expand the availability of… Go To Full Article

Google brings speed, deep dive and vertical video updates to search results

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Google is shaking up Search in terms of both entering queries and how results are displayed, and you can expect to see the changes in the wild in the coming months. For instance, you may soon find it easier to… Go To Full Article

Google Lens image and text multisearch will soon be available in more languages

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Multisearch, a Google Lens feature that can search images and text simultaneously, will soon be more broadly available after arriving in the US as a beta earlier this year. Google says multisearch will expand to more than 70 languages in… Go To Full Article

Here are the new features Amazon is adding to Alexa

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While new gadgets tend to dominate Amazon's annual Devices and Services Event, the company still has a few upgrades planned for its ubiquitous digital assistant. So here are all the fresh features and skills Amazon is planning to add to… Go To Full Article

Amazon's new Fire TV Cube can control your cable box

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Amazon's Fire TV Cube has always been a bit of a curiosity. Clearly, the company wanted to combine an Echo Dot with a Fire TV streaming player, but it took a few tries before we genuinely liked it. Now with… Go To Full Article

Amazon is turning the Echo Show 15 into a Fire TV

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It's Amazon's turn to host a major fall hardware event, and the company took the opportunity to announce some news for the Echo Show 15. It will bring the Fire TV experience to the smart display for both new and… Go To Full Article

Amazon is expanding the Astro's abilities for both home and business

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While Amazon is widely known for its Ring brand of doorbell camera home security systems, the company last year introduced a more mobile, and way more adorable, monitoring platform: Astro. The $1,500 automaton essentially serves as an Alexa on wheels,… Go To Full Article

Amazon's Blink adds its first wired floodlight camera

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Blink, Amazon’s other home security company, primarily focuses on small, affordable and mostly battery-powered devices. Today, however, it’s launching a Floodlight Camera that, unlike the existing model, can be wired in to your home’s external power supply. The Blink Wired… Go To Full Article

Ring brings radar detection to its Spotlight Cam Pro

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We've already seen Ring add Bird's Eye View — its fancy 3D motion detection — to its flagship security camera and its flagship outdoor light camera. Consequently, you get no prizes for guessing that the feature is now coming to… Go To Full Article

Amazon built Eero WiFi extenders into its latest Echo Dot speakers

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Amazon isn't done updating its Eero router lineup this year, if not quite in the way you'd expect. To start, the brand's new Echo Dot speakers will now double as Eero WiFi extenders. Plug one in and you'll get as… Go To Full Article

BMW's next in-vehicle voice assistant will be built from Amazon Alexa

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BMW began incorporating smart voice features into its infotainment systems using Amazon's Alexa in 2018. In the intervening years, the number of models sporting the digital assistant have only increased. At Amazon's 2022 Devices & Services Event on Wednesday, the… Go To Full Article

Amazon announces Echo Studio and Echo Dot speakers with improved audio

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Amazon has revealed new Echo speakers, although they don't look much different on the outside. Once the centerpiece of the company's Alexa lineup, Amazon didn't debut a new "regular" model last year. In 2020, it unveiled a completely redesigned Echo… Go To Full Article

Amazon's Halo Rise is a $140 bedside sleep tracker that works by sensing you breathe

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Amazon wants to help you get better understanding of your sleep, but knows that many of us hate wearing something to bed just to track our rest. That's why it made the Halo Rise — a bedside lamp and sleep… Go To Full Article

Amazon's Kindle Scribe is a $339 e-reader you can write on

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Nearly 15 years after introducing the first Kindle, Amazon is finally adding a stylus to one of its e-readers. At its fall hardware event, the company introduced the Kindle Scribe. The device features a 10.2-inch, 300ppi display with an adjustable… Go To Full Article

Valve ditches Steam's Lunar New Year sale in favor of a spring edition

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Over the last year, Valve has been more forthcoming about plans for its biggest Steam sales, including by revealing the dates well ahead of time. The company says the cadence will change starting in 2023. It will replace the Lunar… Go To Full Article

Doogee S89 Pro @ TechPowerUp

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The Doogee S89 Pro is a tough and rugged smartphone ready to take on your next adventure. Paired with a rather unexpected night-vision capability, the Mediatek Helio P90-based S89 Pro is not only functionally durable, but value-oriented, too. Go To Full Article

'Wild Hearts' is EA's answer to Monster Hunter

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You'll soon have an alternative if the Monster Hunter games are feeling a bit stale. EA and Dynasty Warriors creator Omega Force have introducedWild Hearts, a feudal Japan-inspired twist on the beast slaying formula. You (and your friends, in co-op)… Go To Full Article

NYU is building an ultrasonic flood sensor network in New York's Gowanus neighborhood

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People made some 760 million trips aboard New York’s subway system last year. Granted, that’s down from around 1.7 trillion trips, pre-pandemic, but still far outpaced the next two largest transit systems — DC’s Metro and the Chicago Transit Authority… Go To Full Article

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