Shuttle XPC slim DL30N Barebone Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2024-07-21 read/post comments(0)

XPC slim DL30N is an entry-level, completely fanless miniPC from Shuttle that does not concentrate on performance, but low power consumption. The Intel N100 is only equipped with E-cores and despite the advertised 3.4 GHz boost clocks, this speed is only available for very short periods of time and when the system is not loaded on all cores; the PL1 Power Limit is set at 6W and for not exceeding this value while all cores are loaded, the speed will decrease even to about 900MHz! The Shuttle cooling system is doing its job great, so we did not see temperatures exceeding 52 degrees Celsius even at highest loads, so we cannot say the lowered clocks are because of throttling. read more

Silicon Power MS60 USB 3.2 Gen 2 1TB Stick-Type SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2024-07-19 read/post comments()

The new stick-type MS60 SSD from Silicon Power has the portability advantage, is very light and does not heat up much thanks to its aluminum housing. The transfer rates are over the declared ones, but if we do write continuously to it, we will note a speed drop after the first 10GB, due to pSLC cache filling up, so the writes will hover around 165 and 175MB/s. read more

CHERRY MX 3.0S Wireless Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-07-14 read/post comments(0)

The MX 3.0S Wireless is great in terms of connectivity options and really stands out thanks to the aluminum construction. The plastic sides will eventually pick up fingerprints due to the piano black finish, while the minimal space between the keys makes sure that no extra space is lost on the desk. read more

ENDORFY Thock 75% Wireless Red Onyx White Pudding Gaming Keyboard Review

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

After fiddling a bit with the software settings, we fired up Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, The First Descendant, Alan Wake II but also New World. The keyboard felt very responsive, with the pleasant actuation as we have also found with CHERRY MX Reds. In terms of bottoming out noise, this one places itself in the middle of the pack, since it does not come with as much dampening layers as we noted with other brands, but overall it does its job admirably. read more


Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-06-30 read/post comments(0)

The mouse feels comfortable, but there is not a lot of space left for the thumb rest, so the finger will basically mostly sit on the two left programmable buttons. We did really enjoy the silent sound signature of both left and right click buttons, while the scroll wheel is smooth and does not produce a disturbing sound when rotated. Depending on your hand size, you will use it in either a palm grip or fingertip grip, while the textured plastic will make sure your fingers won’t slip and there will be little to no wear to the surface in time. read more

Razer Blackshark V2 Pro 2023 Edition Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2024-06-22 read/post comments(0)

The 2023 upgrade of the Blackshark V2 Pro headset is worth it when considering more than double battery life, but also the upgraded microphone, which now sounds great, matching the high-end models from Corsair and making you think that the person you are talking with is right next to you! While checking out Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Need For Speed Unbound, Diablo IV and Horizon Zero Dawn, we were happy with the overall sound signature, with deep bass accompanied by loud and clear voices while in cutscenes. THX Spatial Audio is nice when utilized while watching different video clips, TV Shows and movies, but can be a hit and miss in games, some of which are implementing its own type… read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards AQIRYS ADARA MINI Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2024-06-14
Storage/SSD Crucial T500 2TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSD with Heatsink Review by stefan @ 2024-06-09
Others/Mice & Keyboards CHERRY MC 9620 FPS RGB Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2024-06-02
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[M] Shuttle XPC slim DL30N Barebone Review

@ 2024/07/21 read/post comments(0)
XPC slim DL30N is an entry-level, completely fanless miniPC from Shuttle that does not concentrate on performance, but low power consumption. The Intel N100 is only equipped with E-cores and despite the advertised 3.4 GHz boost clocks, this speed is… Go To Full Article

OpenAI in Talks with Broadcom About Developing Custom AI Chips

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According to The Information, OpenAI is reportedly in talks with Broadcom about developing a custom AI accelerator to power OpenAI's growing demand for high-performance solutions. Broadcom is a fabless chip designer known for a wide range of silicon solutions spanning… Go To Full Article

Acer Regulatory Filings Reveal Radeon RX 7900, RX 7800, and RX 7700 non-XT GPUs

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Regulatory filings by PC OEM major Acer, with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), drop some of the first references to three upcoming performance-segment graphics card SKUs by AMD. These include the Radeon RX 7900, the Radeon RX 7800, and the… Go To Full Article

TeamGroup T-Force G70 Pro 4TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD

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" ... The TeamGroup G70 Pro 4TB SSD should satisfy all those users who care more about larger capacity than higher performance. The SSD still performs pretty well, but what's more important for us is the price, especially when it's… Go To Full Article

ViewSonic Introduces RGB Laser Projector LX700-4K RGB

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ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, proudly announces the launch of the LX700-4K RGB. This innovative projector sets a new standard in visual performance for home entertainment. As the world's first ceiling-mounted home projector with RGB laser… Go To Full Article

Epomaker Shadow-X Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Review @ APH Networks

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Description: The Epomaker Shadow-X is a well-built 70% RGB backlit mechanical keyboard with great modding potential. Go To Full Article

KIOXIA EXCERIA PLUS 1TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD Review

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Description: Released just over 2 years ago the EXCERIA PLUS USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD by KIOXIA is still around and yes, it’s still a valid choice for consumers. Go To Full Article

The live-action Halo show has been canceled at Paramount+

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Many moons ago, back in 2013, we learned that Hollywood royalty Steven Spielberg had teamed up with Microsoft to create a live-action Halo television series. It took about ten years for the vision to finally come to fruition, but the… Go To Full Article

Blizzard reveals gameplay for the new Diablo IV class, Spiritborn

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After a teaser at last year's BlizzCon, Blizzard today revealed more details about the new character class that will be coming to Diablo IV this fall. The Spiritborn looks like a fun, powerful mix of several characters from past Diablo… Go To Full Article

FiiO reboots the old-school portable CD player, minus the AA batteries

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CD players are back, baby. As Gen Z absorbs the ‘90s it never experienced through retro nostalgia like Nirvana, Tamagotchi and wired headphones, audiophile brand FiiO is here to capitalize. The company’s new portable CD player, the DM13, builds on… Go To Full Article

Dyson Introduces the US$500 OnTrac Headphones

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Today, Dyson unveils its first high-fidelity, audio-only headphones: the Dyson the new headphones. Offering best-in-class noise cancellation, these headphones deliver up to 55 hours of immersive listening. With over 2,000 customisable colour combinations for outer caps and ear cushions, each… Go To Full Article

The final trailer for Alien: Romulus looks tense, bloody and awesome

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The last couple of Alien movies have been good for the most part but it feels like they’ve been missing the raw, skin-shredding tension of the first few films. The latest trailer for Alien: Romulus looks like the series is… Go To Full Article

Google just confirmed the Pixel 9 Pro's outrageous camera bump

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Google has officially confirmed the existence of the Pixel 9 Pro smartphone ahead of August’s Made By Google livestream event. This follows a leak earlier this week in which images and videos of the handset started popping up everywhere.… Go To Full Article

Dynabook Unveils New AI-Infused 14- and 16-inch Tecra A-Series Business Laptops

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Dynabook Americas, Inc., the gold standard for long-lasting, professional-grade laptops, today unveiled its latest Copilot-enhanced professional laptops - the all-new 14-inch Tecra A40-M and 16-inch Tecra A60-M. Engineered with Intel Core Ultra processors (Series 1) these new Windows 11 Pro… Go To Full Article

Cash App Pay integrates with Google Play to offer ‘next gen consumers more choice’

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Cash App Pay has integrated with Google Play to give consumers another option when buying stuff online. This will be especially useful for Android users, as Google Play is baked right into the OS. Cash App says this partnership will… Go To Full Article

TSMCs Q2'24 Results

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. this week said its revenue for the second quarter 2024 reached $20.82 billion, making it the company's best quarter (at least in dollars) to date. TSMC's high-performance computing (HPC) platform revenue share exceeded 52% for the… Go To Full Article

Ex-Xeon Chief Lisa Spelman Leaves Intel and Joins Cornelis Networks as CEO

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Cornelis Networks, a leading independent provider of intelligent, high-performance networking solutions, today announced the appointment of Lisa Spelman as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective August 15. Spelman joins Cornelis from Intel Corporation, where she held executive leadership roles… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Shifts Gears: Open-Source Linux GPU Drivers Take Center Stage

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Just a few months after hiring Ben Skeggs, a lead maintainer of the open-source NVIDIA GPU driver for Linux kernel, NVIDIA has announced a complete transition to open-source GPU kernel modules in its upcoming R560 driver release for Linux. This… Go To Full Article

You can try new Overwatch 2 support hero Juno this weekend

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Her name is Juno and she’s a support. The publisher teased this hero back at BlizzCon 2023 (when she was referred to only as Space Ranger) and in-game over the last few weeks. Now, her spacecraft has landed on this… Go To Full Article

Nintendo finally made a first-party Joy-Con charging station

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The Joy-Con Charging Stand (Two-Way) accessory draws power from the Switch’s dock, via the USB-C port, or any other power adapter. The vertical support can also be removed to make it more portable, another bonus for those couch co-op sleepovers.… Go To Full Article

Splitgate 2 is coming to PC and consoles in 2025

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It was a shame to see 1047 Games putting Splitgate on ice back in 2022. The studio did a great job of freshening up the competitive arena shooter genre by adding portals (think: Quake meets Portal), but it moved on… Go To Full Article

iOS 18 preview: Waiting on Apple Intelligence for the true upgrade

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The update also improves several native apps, such as Photos, Messages (RCS! Gasp!) and Notes, although Apple Intelligence will add even more features and tricks. While we all wait for the ability to generate our own emojis, there is still… Go To Full Article

Xfinity is showing the Olympics with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on its Stream app

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Xfinity is giving its customers access to better picture quality, just in time for the Paris Olympics. To start with, its customers will have the ability to enable Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos via the Xfinity Stream app on… Go To Full Article

The Corsair RM750e ATX 3.1 Review: Simple And Effective

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As mainstream power supplies continue to make their subtle shift to the ATX 3.1 standard, the pace of change is picking up. Already most vendors offer at least one ATX 3.1 unit in their lineups, and thanks to the relatively… Go To Full Article

Gaming Monitor Market Expected to Reach 27.4 Million Units by 2028

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New insights from Omdia's Desktop Monitor Intelligence Service show the gaming monitor market, featuring refresh rates over 120 Hz, is expected to grow by 9% YoY to 24.7 million units in 2024. Meanwhile, the smart monitor market, equipped with operating… Go To Full Article

Audeze MM-500 Open-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones @ TechPowerUp

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The Audeze MM-500 is a debuting entry from a new product line of open-back planar magnetic headphones designed with the working professional in mind. Developed in collaboration with renowned mixing artist Manny Marroquin, the MM-500 offers highly detailed and accurate… Go To Full Article

Philips Announces the Evnia 27M2C5200W Gaming Monitor with 280 Hz Refresh Rate

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MMD, the leading display specialist and brand license partner for Philips monitors, is proud to announce the release of an all-new addition to its EVNIA gaming monitor line-up, the Evnia 27M2C5200W. Packed with features, this model provides all that gamers… Go To Full Article

AutoFull M6 Feature-Packed Gaming Chairs Now Available at Deep Introductory Discounts

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AutoFull recently announced the new, feature-packed M6 gaming chair! Experience the ultimate gaming revolution with the AutoFull M6! Say goodbye to poor posture, discomfort, and sweltering heat with our cutting-edge features. Our Heating and Ventilation Cushion technology keeps you cool… Go To Full Article

TSMC does better than expected

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TSMC reported net revenue rose 40.1 per cent from a year ago, while net income increased 36.3 per cent from a year ago. The firm guided second-quarter revenue to be between €17.02- €17.72 billion. Go To Full Article

Western Digital silently adds 8TB version of WD Black SN850X SSD

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Caught by momomo_us over at Twitter, the WD Black SN850X M.2 NVMe Gen 4 SSD is based on WD's own in-house controller, paired up with KIOXIA 3D TLC NAND flash, peaking at 7,200MB/s and 6,600MB/s for read and write sequential… Go To Full Article

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