CHERRY KC 200 MX Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-04-14 read/post comments(0)

KC 200 MX is a pleasure to type on when used for productivity featuring MX2A SILENT RED switches, an upgraded version of the MX Reds, while keeping the noise at a minimum. We are dealing with a standard layout in terms of keys, with only four extra over the numeric pad, which take care of volume controls but also for opening the most used app, Calculator. The keyboard also comes with anti-ghosting and N-key rollover capabilities, while the key legends are laser-etched for additional durability. read more

AQIRYS LIBERTAS Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-04-07 read/post comments(0)

Right after starting typing on this keyboard, we noted that it is unusually silent versus many other keyboard models we have tested in the past, thanks to the vibration/noise dampening of the chassis but also the custom switches themselves! The 47 gF force needed for actuation is really pleasant for both gaming and work scenarios, making this keyboard ideal for use in environments where other people are working along with you such as offices or when working from home. read more

Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR5 4800MHz CL40 SODIMM Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2024-04-03 read/post comments(0)

By installing the Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR5 4800MHz CL40 SODIMM memory kit, the bottleneck regarding capacity has disappeared and because of this we have also noted a small bump in performance in most benchmarks. Since the disk swapping when running games disappeared due to enough memory quantity, we have also observed a small improvement on the thermals as well. read more


Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2024-03-31 read/post comments(0)

The DRAMless KIOXIA EXCERIA PLUS G3 mainstream drive does deliver good performance and comes with great durability numbers (1200 TBW for the 2TB variant). It houses the Phison PS5021-E21T main controller and BiCS5 HDR type, TLC, 112-layer NAND, and the mean transfer rate won’t drop under 400MB/s even when the pSLC cache has been fully filled. read more

ANACOMDA Eryx Tataricus RGB 4x16GB DDR5 6000MHz Memory Setup Review

Memory by stefan @ 2024-03-27 read/post comments(0)

In the case of the Eryx Tataricus kit, adding two more modules seemed to help not only with capacity (which basically doubled), but we have obtained in many tests results better than when running with only 32GB and we were surprised that the results at 6200 were better in some cases than the ones obtained at 6400MHz or 6600MHz while running two modules, at the exact same main timings and voltage.       read more

Crucial Pro 2x48GB DDR5 5600MHz Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2024-03-24 read/post comments(0)

The Crucial Pro 96GB kit is not a kit designed for overclocking and insanely low timings, but it is more oriented towards capacity in order to allow usage of multiple RAM-consuming processes at once such as virtual machines or for editing large video projects. You can be sure that by installing such a kit you will benefit from complete system stability, for both AMD and Intel platforms and you also have the choice of running two different profiles. read more
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Cooling/CPU Cooling AQIRYS HYDRA 360 AIO Review by stefan @ 2024-03-10
Memory Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith 2x16GB DDR5 6000MHz Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2024-03-06
Storage/SSD Patriot Viper Gaming VP4000 Mini 1TB M.2 2230 PCIe Gen4 SSD Review by stefan @ 2024-03-02

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KLEVV Announces CRAS C925 M.2 Gen 4 NVMe SSD

@ 2024/04/16 read/post comments(0)
KLEVV today announced the CRAS C925 line of mid-range M.2 NVMe SSDs. Built in the M.2-2280 form-factor, these drives take advantage of the PCI-Express 4.0 x4 host interface, to provide sequential transfer speeds of up to 7400 MB/s reads, and… Go To Full Article

Threads is testing real-time search results

@ 2024/04/16 read/post comments(0)
Meta’s Threads app is often described as the company’s competitor to X. But Threads users, especially those once active on Twitter, are often quick to point out that Meta’s app is not yet a great source for real-time information. The… Go To Full Article

Radxa ROCK 5 ITX: a first look

@ 2024/04/16 read/post comments(0)
It’s going to be a photo-heavy post and I make no apologies for that, it’s a very nice-looking PCB, with the black and gold colour scheme looking very stylish. I imagine that was a very conscious decision seeing as, as… Go To Full Article

Rapoo VT9 Air @ TechPowerUp

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The ambidextrous Rapoo VT9 Air comes with PixArt's PAW3395 sensor, Omron switches for the main buttons, and a 61 g lightweight build. In addition, it is capable of both 8000 Hz wired and 4000 Hz wireless polling, and up to… Go To Full Article

Rode's $90 MagSafe mount lets you attach pro lights and mics to your iPhone

@ 2024/04/16 read/post comments(0)
The Rode Magnetic Mount is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a MagSafe mount with a pair of connection points for accessories like the aforementioned lights and microphones. There are two adjustable cold shoe arms that allow people to use… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Opens up Windows 11 to More PCs

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Windows 11 is more of a stickler with hardware requirements than Windows 10, as it can't be officially installed on older CPUs, computers using MBR drives, and other legacy setups. However, some more specific devices were blocked from installing Windows… Go To Full Article

Watch a recycling machine shake apart old hard drives to recover components

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Traditional hard drives typically contain useful components. But dismantling them manually would be too labor-intensive. As things stand, old hard drives tend to go through a shredder and it's often down to luck whether there's anything usable left after that… Go To Full Article

Sony PlayStation 5 Specifications Confirmed, Console Arrives Before Holidays

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Thanks for the detailed information obtained by The Verge, today we confirm previously leaked details as Sony gears up to unveil the highly anticipated PlayStation 5 Pro, codenamed "Trinity." According to insider reports, Sony is urging developers to optimize their… Go To Full Article

GameSir Launches Nova and Nova Lite Controllers

@ 2024/04/16 read/post comments(0)
GameSir, a leading brand in gaming peripherals, introduces the GameSir Nova and Nova Lite, two revolutionary multi-platform gaming controllers that redefine the gaming experience. Featuring cutting-edge technology, including anti-drift Hall effect sticks and tri-mode connectivity, these controllers offer unparalleled precision,… Go To Full Article

The Google Pixel 7a is on sale for a new low of $349

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Google is expected to launch a new Pixel 8a phone at its I/O conference next month, but if you're willing to buy last year's model, a new sale has dropped the Pixel 7a down to the lowest price we've tracked.… Go To Full Article

Anker power banks and chargers are up to 57 percent off right now

@ 2024/04/16 read/post comments(0)
Amazon has deals running right now on some of Anker's best power banks and chargers. The sale includes our favorite MagSafe-compatible power bank for 2024: Anker's 10,000mAh Qi2 MagGo Power Bank. The device is down to $67.50 from $90 —… Go To Full Article

I\OAudio VOLARE In-Ear Monitors @ TechPowerUp

@ 2024/04/16 read/post comments(0)
I\OAudio is a new brand entering the highly competive IEM market with the VOLARE—a tribrid set that aims to shake things up with what it offers both inside and out. Featuring a superb unboxing experience with great accessories, a clean-yet-fancy… Go To Full Article

Adobe previews AI object addition and removal for Premiere Pro

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Last year Adobe launched Firefly, its latest generative AI model building on its previous SenseiAI, and now the company is showing how it'll be used its video editing app, Premiere Pro. In an early sneak, it demonstrated a few key… Go To Full Article

Samsung is once again the leader in global smartphone shipments

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Samsung has reportedly shipped 60.1 million units worldwide in quarter one, representing 20.8 percent of the market share. Apple shipped 50.1 million units for 17.3 percent of the market share. Both companies saw a decrease from 2023's quarter one, though… Go To Full Article

Tesla is reportedly laying off more than 10 percent of its workforce

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Tesla has joined the litany of companies that have conducted sweeping layoffs in recent times. First reported by Electrek and since corroborated by Reuters the Washington Post and the New York Times, the company is firing "more than 10 percent"… Go To Full Article

SK hynix Tube T31 Stick SSD Review

@ 2024/04/16 read/post comments(0)
SK hynix is one of the few vertically integrated manufacturers in the flash-based storage market. The company is well-established in the OEM market. A few years back, they also started exploring direct end-user products. Internal SSDs (starting with the Gold… Go To Full Article

Apple in trouble with British courts

@ 2024/04/16 read/post comments(0)
Apple has been ordered to face the consequences of its actions, as it stands accused of exploiting over 1,500 UK-based developers with its exorbitant commission fees. Go To Full Article

Chipzilla's Raptor Lake CPUs are extinct

@ 2024/04/16 read/post comments(0)
The countdown has begun, with the final shipments of these legendary chips flying off on 28 June, 2024. But don't expect these chips to vanish overnight. Like the last crumbs of a biscuit tin, they'll slowly disappear, possibly with price… Go To Full Article

Google Pixel 9 phones might have emergency satellite messaging

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It often feels like we live in a fully connected world, but anyone who has been caught without a signal at a time of need can tell you it's far from true. Emergency satellite connectivity is a solution to this… Go To Full Article

PHP on life support

@ 2024/04/16 read/post comments(0)
In 2001, PHP was the hotshot on the verge of becoming the web's darling. It rubbed shoulders with the elite, hitting the top 3 between 2006 and 2010. But then came the new kids on the block—Ruby on Rails, Django,… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm joins Canonical's elite circle

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This isn't just any old partnership; we're talking about a match made in Silicon Heaven. Qualcomm's getting the golden key to "optimised versions of Ubuntu for its processors." That's right, companies hitching their wagon to Ubuntu on Qualcomm chips are… Go To Full Article

Axios' big boss claims AI is going to sort sheep from goats in media

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"We're smack dab in the middle of a tectonic shift," VandeHei proclaims, "as profound, if not more profound, than moving from print to digital." Fast-forward a few years, and he's betting his bottom dollar that Axios will be one of… Go To Full Article

Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve 19 arrives with AI-powered motion tracking

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DaVinci Resolve has become a popular option for editors who don't want to pay a monthly subscription for Adobe's Premiere Pro, and is arguably more powerful in some ways. The latest version 19 takes a page from its rival, though,… Go To Full Article

Acer's 57-inch Predator Z57 Lands in Retail

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For those unhappy with the resolution of most ultrawide displays on the market, Acer's new addition to its Predator line should please most of you, as it has a DUHD resolution which is better known as 7680 x 2160 pixels,… Go To Full Article

Samsung Readies 290-layer 3D NAND for May 2024

@ 2024/04/15 read/post comments(0)
Samsung is preparing to launch its 9th Generation V-NAND (3D NAND flash) memory next month, Korean publication Hankyung reports. The 9th Gen 3D NAND flash memory by Samsung is expected to offer 290 layers, a step-up from the 236-layer 8th… Go To Full Article

Silicon Power UD90 2TB M.2 2230 NVMe SSD Review

@ 2024/04/15 read/post comments(0)
Description: The popular UD90 Gen4 NVMe SSD by Silicon Power is back, this time in M.2 2230 form factor aimed towards use with gaming handhelds like the ASUS ROG Ally or the Steam Deck. Go To Full Article

KDE’s Kate on all platforms

@ 2024/04/15 read/post comments(0)
Kate, KDE’s programming-focused text editor, is, of course, a Qt application, and is also available on a variety of other platforms. Christoph Cullmann, one of the developers of Kate, published a short blog post with screenshots of Kate running on… Go To Full Article

The new Blink Mini 2 home security camera is on sale for only $30 right now

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The Blink Mini 2 home security camera was only announced a month ago, and it’s already on sale. The camera is 25 percent off in both colors — black and white — in a deal on Amazon, bringing the already… Go To Full Article

Bluesky now allows heads of state to join the platform

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Now that Bluesky has opened itself up to the public and introduced some new moderation options, the team’s decided it’s finally time to allow world leaders on board, too. A post from the official Bluesky account on Friday notified users,… Go To Full Article

Interstellar is coming back to theaters in September for its 10-year anniversary

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It’s somehow been almost 10 years since Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi odyssey Interstellar was first released in theaters, and to celebrate the upcoming anniversary, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. are bringing it back to the big screen. Per Variety, Paramount announced… Go To Full Article

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