RAZER Kraken V3 HyperSense Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2021-11-22 read/post comments(0)

The Kraken V3 HyperSense shares a lot of features with the Nari Ultimate we have reviewed back in 2020, but we have found the haptic feedback to be more balanced, while with the wired version we do not need to keep charging so quickly (Nari Ultimate Lucio Edition needed a full recharge at every 8 hours). The microphone has been improved noticeably, while the vibration effect modes can be switched with accessing the hardware button, without the need of accessing Synapse software at all. read more

KIOXIA EXCERIA High-Endurance microSD 256GB Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2021-11-21 read/post comments(0)

The KIOXIA EXCERIA High Endurance 256GB microSDXC card performs great for its speed class, going in-line with the declared numbers. It uses BiCS 3D Flash memory from Toshiba and comes with very useful features such as waterproof, shockproof, X-ray proofing, temperature durability, ESD immunity but also overheating/ignition prevention. read more

ECS LIVA Q3 Plus Mini-PC Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2021-11-15 read/post comments(0)

The LIVA Q3 Plus mini-PC from ECS did not disappoint us at all, incorporating a capable piece of hardware in a very small chassis. The system feels snappy in most usage environments, the only slowness we have noticed being during application installs, due to usage of eMMC. Thanks to the solid copper piece on the top and active cooling, the temperature at highest loads is well within safe margins, while the computer remains almost as silent as in IDLE mode. read more

KIOXIA TransMemory U301 USB 3.2 Gen1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2021-11-08 read/post comments(0)

The mainstream TransMemory U301 USB 3.2 Gen1 Flash Drive from KIOXIA is very compact and quite speedy in term of read speeds. The writes are quite slow, so we would mostly recommend it to be used with smaller files or as a drive to store frequently used program kits such as Windows OS, Office and so on. read more

Patriot Viper Elite II 64GB (2x32GB) C20 DDR4 Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2021-11-01 read/post comments(0)

The Viper Elite II memory from Patriot does come with plenty of performance, while being compatible with the latest AMD and Intel systems. By offering capacities of up to 64GB, we can use it in high-end systems for running multiple processes as once such as virtual machines, but it is also ready for working with large video projects in DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro 2021. No RGB is available with this series, while the red/black color scheme should nicely fit with most gaming motherboards out there. read more

KIOXIA XG6-P Series 2TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2021-10-25 read/post comments(0)

By incorporating Toshiba’s 96L BiCS4 3D TLC NAND, the TC58NCP090GSD 8-channel controller and RAM cache for storing the mapping tables, Kioxia has built a well-performing M.2 SSD on the PCIe 3.1a bus, while offering enough storage for most applications. This model is mainly used in OEM, workstation systems for handling tough situations like tons of security software, Bitlocker and without a capable drive, the system will get slow fast, even when using a latest-gen CPU. read more
Storage/Other Silicon Power PD60 M.2 Enclosure Review by stefan @ 2021-10-22
Audio/Others 1MORE ColorBuds 2 In-Ear TWS Earbuds Review by stefan @ 2021-10-18
Storage/Other Patriot Supersonic Rage Prime 1TB USB 3.2 Gen2 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2021-10-11
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS CHAMPION SERIES Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2021-10-04
Storage/HDD Toshiba Canvio Gaming 4TB Portable HDD Review by stefan @ 2021-10-01

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Apple's mixed reality headset may be a standalone device

@ 2021/11/26 read/post comments(0)
Apple's long-rumored mixed reality headset will be powered by two processors, according to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In Kuo's latest research report seen by MacRumors and 9to5Mac, the analyst said that the device will have a main processor with the… Go To Full Article

Russia is investigating Netflix over LGBT content

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Russian officials are investigating Netflix after the public commissioner for protecting families accused the company of violating a "gay propaganda" law, according to Reuters. The commissioner claimed that some Netflix content with LGBTQIA+ themes was rated suitable for those aged… Go To Full Article

Japanese firms will test a bank-backed cryptocurrency in 2022

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Japan is about to take a significant step toward developing a digital currency. Per Reuters, a consortium made up of approximately 70 Japanese firms said this week they plan to launch a yen-based cryptocurrency in 2022. What’s notable about the… Go To Full Article

EU seeks to block political ads that target people's ethnicity or religion

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The European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, has proposed a ban on some types of targeted political ads that employ sensitive personal data, including ethnic origin, religion, health status or sexual orientation, unless users give explicit consent.… Go To Full Article

XPG Defender @ TechPowerUp

@ 2021/11/26 read/post comments(0)
The XPG Defender uses the same body as the Pro variant, but ships with a metal mesh front and non-ARGB fans. More affordable thus, pricing aligns with what you get in regards to the I/O and 2.5" hard-drive mounting methods.… Go To Full Article

1MORE ComfoBuds Z True Wireless Bluetooth Earphones Review @ APH Networks

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Description: If you use earphones to help you sleep better at night, the 1MORE ComfoBuds Z True Wireless is a niche product that are designed for -- and delivered on -- exactly that. Go To Full Article

New UK law will hit smart home device makers with big fines for using default passwor

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The UK has introduced the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill, a suite of new regulations designed to improve security on smart home devices, the government announced. The rules will ban easy-to-guess default passwords, require disclosure of security update… Go To Full Article

Razer Black Friday deals include huge discounts for Kishi phone controllers

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A ton of Razer accessories are on sale on Amazon for Black Friday, including mice, headsets, keyboards and a gaming chair. There are all-time lows on a bunch of products too. One of the better deals is for the Viper… Go To Full Article

EVGA X15 @ TechPowerUp

@ 2021/11/26 read/post comments(0)
The X15 completes EVGA's X series of mice. Being an MMO mouse, the X15 has no less than 20 fully programmable buttons. On top of that, it comes with true 8000 Hz polling, PixArt's PMW3389 sensor, and LK optical main… Go To Full Article

Virgin Galactic unveils the first winner of a free trip to space

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Virgin Galactic has announced the winner of its Omaze giveaway. Announced in July, the sweepstakes saw the company give everyday people a chance to earn two tickets to the edge of space. The winner is Keisha S, a health coach… Go To Full Article

'Roblox' sues long-banned user for allegedly terrorizing the platform

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Roblox is suing a person it banned years ago for allegedly terrorizing the gaming platform and its community of developers. The Roblox Corporation wants Benjamin Robert Simon to stop his alleged harassment of employees and users on Roblox and elsewhere,… Go To Full Article

Albeton software and packs are 25 percent off for Black Friday

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If you want to make music on your computer, you’ll need a digital audio workstation or DAW. One of our favorites is Ableton Live and it’s currently on sale for Black Friday. Until Monday, November 29th, you can get 25… Go To Full Article

Amazon one-day sale knocks up to 30 percent off storage from SanDisk and Lexar

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Those looking for new portable drives, SD cards and other storage gadgets have a bunch of discounted items to choose from today. Amazon has a one-day sale that knocks up to 25 percent off drives from Western Digital and up… Go To Full Article

Apple warns Thailand's dissidents of hacks

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iPhone security overturned by state-sponsored attackers Fruity cargo cult Apple has warned six activists and researchers who have been critical of Thailand's government that their phones had been hacked by "state-sponsored attackers". The dissidents… Go To Full Article

Washington wants to dismantle Apple’s NDA use

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Used to cover workplace harassment and discrimination claims Washington State is bring in laws to prevent companies like Apple using NDAs to cover workplace harassment and discrimination claims. The move follows a former Apple… Go To Full Article

Taiwan wants to set up chip plants in Eastern Europe

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Backed by Brussels Taiwan is looking at cooperating with three Eastern European countries on semiconductors, a minister said. The move likely to get Brussels’ backing as it has been courting Taiwanese semiconductor firms to… Go To Full Article

Europeans do not want to go back to the office

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Prefer to make money on social media Europeans are considering quitting their jobs and want to earn cash doing TikTok full-time. About one in 10 are considering leaving their main job in the next… Go To Full Article

US puts Chinese quantum companies on blacklist

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Only the US can have this tech The US has placed a dozen Chinese groups involved in quantum computing and other advanced technologies on an export blacklist, saying they pose a risk of gaining access to critical… Go To Full Article

Swedish call for crypto mining ban

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Stop bork borking the hurdy gurdy planet Faced with a sharp rise in energy consumption, Swedish authorities are calling on the European Union to ban "energy intensive" crypto mining. Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority… Go To Full Article

HTC Vive VR headsets fall to all-time lows for Black Friday

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HTC's Vive Cosmos is one of the best VR headsets out there, but if we're being real, it's always been a bit too expensive. Now, you can buy that model from Amazon during Black Friday sales for $399 instead of… Go To Full Article

Apple quietly delays drivers licence ID plans

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Refuses to say why Apple quietly delayed its iOS 15 ID cards feature to 2022 without telling the world why. The idea was that the taxpayer would help fund Apple when it added a… Go To Full Article

UK government cracks down on insecure smart gear

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All devices will need protection The UK government has introduced a new bill in its bid to protect smart devices in people's homes from cybersecurity threats. The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill lays… Go To Full Article

Spotify trials a TikTok-like vertical feed for discovering new music

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Spotify is testing a new feature called Discover that lets users scroll through a feed of vertical videos and skip or like them, much as you do on TikTok, TechCrunch has reported. The feature was spotted in the latest version… Go To Full Article

Echo Dot speaker prices drop to an all-time low for Black Friday

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If you're in the market for a budget-friendly smart speaker or two (or three) this Black Friday, it might be worth casting a glance in Amazon's direction. Several Echo devices went on sale last week, and now you can save… Go To Full Article

The new Kindle Paperwhite is $35 off for Black Friday

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Amazon isn't quite done with its Black Friday e-reader deals. After it put several other Kindles on sale, the company has dropped the price of the latest Kindle Paperwhite from $140 to $105. Buy Kindle Paperwhite at Amazon -… Go To Full Article

'Dune' is heading back to IMAX on December 3rd

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Dune has exited HBO Max a month after it came out on the streaming service, but you may soon have the chance to watch it on a much bigger screen. The Denis Villeneuve adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel is… Go To Full Article

Acer Predator Talos 32GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Dual-Channel Kit Review

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Description: The Predator Talos is the RGB-less line of high performance DDR4 modules by Acer and today on my test bench i have their popular 32GB 3200MHz CL16 kit. Go To Full Article

Team Group T-Force Cardea A440 Pro 2 TB @ TechPowerUp

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The Team Group T-Force Cardea A440 Pro is based on the magical combination of Phison E18 controller and Micron 176-layer 3D TLC flash. In our review the drive achieves performance levels that are among the best we've ever seen. Team… Go To Full Article

US regulators aim for greater legal clarity surrounding cryptocurrency

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American regulators might soon offer much more insight into the legality of cryptocurrency deals. Bloombergreports the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) have shared a roadmap of their crypto… Go To Full Article

Texas To Get Multiple New Fabs as Samsung and TI to Spend $47 Billion on New Faciliti

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After a year of searching for the right place of its new U.S. fab, Samsung this week announced that it would build a fab near Taylor, Texas. The company will invest $17 billion in the new semiconductor fabrication plant and… Go To Full Article

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