AQIRYS ADARA MINI Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-06-14 read/post comments(0)

The ADARA MINI shares all the good features from the regular model, only now is offered in a more compact, 75% format; AQIRYS is not kidding around when it comes to board and vibration/noise dampening design so with it you will have a very pleasant typing experience, without annoying people around you. The linear HaiMu Pink switches have an amazing durability of 100 million actuations and we have had a real blast when playing Wolfenstein The New Order, It Takes Two, DOOM Eternal and Dead Space 2023! read more

Crucial T500 2TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSD with Heatsink Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2024-06-09 read/post comments(0)

The new T500 2TB mainstream drive from Crucial does integrate a Phison PS5025-E25 controller, 2GB of DDR4-4266 for caching the mapping tables but also two Micron 232-layer 3D TLC NAND modules and is able to sustained a good transfer rate unless the pSLC caching is fully filled. read more

CHERRY MC 9620 FPS RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-06-02 read/post comments(0)

MC 9620 FPS from CHERRY is an interesting mainstream offering, based on the proven PMW3360 and offering enough extra buttons for configuration purposes, when thinking more about a design meant for First Person Shooters. Granted, this is not one of the lightest mice we have encountered, but fits well in hand given its larger footprint with the palm rest extended, allowing accommodation of multiple hand shapes and sizes. read more

CHERRY KW 7100 Mini BT Multi-Device Compact Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-05-26 read/post comments(0)

KW 7100 MINI BT is an universal peripheral, meant to be used with multiple devices at once such as the smartphone, tablet, laptop, TV, miniPC and so on. The connection procedure is easy, while the keys are silent and easy to actuate; we did really enjoy the possibility of keeping the keyboard at a raised angle thanks to the included kickstands, while the carry case is meant to protect the product from damages but also from dust when it is not used. read more

ENDORFY Omnis Pudding Blue Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-05-24 read/post comments(0)

Omnis Pudding Blue has an unique signature thanks to the Kailh Blue mechanical switches, with that extra click noise, being no much heavier than the MX Reds. Because of the extra noise aspect, using these at work may disturb a bit nearby colleagues, so you should go with another switch choice in enterprise environments instead. We have tried the keyboard to type a few documents but also game in titles such as The Crew Motorfest, Fallout 76 and Escape Simulator; thanks to the extra key feedback, Omnis Pudding Blue is very precise and we did not need any time to get used to as with MX Speed. read more

Team Group MP44S 1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 2230 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2024-05-19 read/post comments(0)

The Team Group MP44S 1TB drive does offer entry-level to mainstream performance due to the use of QLC 176-layer Micron flash and not TLC, exposing the same weakness we have seen before with other drives as soon as the pSLC has been fully filled, from our estimation a size of about 240GB. While the lowest transfer rate is about 70MB/s, it should be okay in systems such as Steam Deck or ASUS ROG Ally, when used mainly for storing lots of games. read more
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be quiet! Dark Base Pro 901 White Computer Case Review

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Description: The be quiet! Dark Base Pro 901 White computer case remains on top for its quantity of features and quality of build. Go To Full Article

AMD Cuts Prices of its Ryzen 8000G Desktop APUs—8600G Now at $199

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Prices of AMD Ryzen 8000G "Hawk Point" desktop APUs in the Socket AM5 package saw reductions over the week. The Ryzen 7 8700G, the fully unlocked part, is now available for $299, a $30 cut from its launch price of… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte Z790 AORUS Elite AX ICE Motherboard

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" ... Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX ICE is an extremely affordable all-white motherboard, that's feature-packed and offers good performance. If you're on a budget and plan to build an all-white themed PC, then seriously take a look at this… Go To Full Article

The Beyond Good and Evil remaster will be released next week (for real)

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After a bit of a false start, Ubisoft has released a trailer for its remake of the cult classic game Beyond Good and Evil. The video first appeared in a tweet from the game studio that was later deleted. But… Go To Full Article

Sony will terminate its Sony Rewards program

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Sony has announced that it will be ending its rewards program at the end of this year. No, it’s not PlayStation Stars, the loyalty program that rewards you digital collectibles for completing certain gameplay tasks. Nor is it the defunct… Go To Full Article

Amazon says it’s cut down on those plastic air pillows in packages

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You know those little plastic air bags in your more fragile Amazon purchases that make perfect popping noise makers when you crush them? Amazon says it's reduced its usage of them and plans to completely eliminate using them by the… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Is Serious About Gaming on ARM Windows Laptops

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Even as Microsoft and OEMs are doubling down on ARM laptops and PCs, x86 PCs and the decades of software built for them aren't going anywhere. Microsoft has announced some improvements to its x86 compatibility layer for ARM Windows PCs,… Go To Full Article

Is 2024 the year of Windows on the desktop?

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It should be no secret to anyone reading OSNews that I’m not exactly a fan of Windows. While I grew up using MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, and Windows 9x, the move to Windows XP was a sour one for me, and… Go To Full Article

The Webb Telescope’s dazzling nebula image supports a long-held theory

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The image of the Serpens Nebula you see above, taken by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), not only looks mesmerizing but also captures a never-before-seen phenomenon. The aligned, elongated “protostellar outflows” visible in the top left support a longstanding… Go To Full Article

The US will ban sales of Kaspersky antivirus software next month

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Ahead of the official news, a source told Reuters that the company's connections to the Russian government made it a security risk with the potential to install malware, collect privileged information, or withhold software updates on American computers. US Secretary… Go To Full Article

Razer Announces the DeathAdder V3 HyperSpeed

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Today, Razer unveils the new DeathAdder V3 HyperSpeed, an ergonomic wireless esports mouse inspired by the iconic, award-winning DeathAdder V3 Pro. Loved by the esports community with over 20 million units sold worldwide, the DeathAdder line continues to evolve. In… Go To Full Article

Dune: Awakening Direct Reveals What Makes it an MMO in New Major Showcase

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Dune: Awakening, the Open World Survival MMO set on Arrakis from developer Funcom, today unveiled the second Dune: Awakening Direct. The showcase offers 30 minutes of in-depth interviews and game footage showing character creation, the MMO-like server structure, the narrative… Go To Full Article

Anthropic’s newest Claude chatbot beats OpenAI’s GPT-4o in some benchmarks

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Anthropic rolled out its newest AI language model on Thursday, Claude 3.5 Sonnet. The updated chatbot outperforms the company’s previous top-tier model, Claude 3 Opus, while working at twice the speed. Claude users (including those on free accounts) can check… Go To Full Article

Embracer Group plans to use AI in game development

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Embracer Group is making the move to using AI in game development following the mass layoff and game cancellations months ago. The parent company of THQ Nordic, Gearbox Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics - Eidos Montreal detailed in its annual report… Go To Full Article

TSMC Begins Experimenting with Rectangular Panel-Like Chip Packaging

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TSMC is working on a new advanced chip packaging technology that uses rectangular panel-like substrates instead of the traditional circular wafers, according to a Nikkei report citing sources. This new approach would allow more chips to be placed on a… Go To Full Article

Satechi's New Car Wireless Charger Looks Great

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There are a lot of car mounts with integrated wireless chargers, but not many of them are ready for Qi 2, the new magnetic charging standard already supported by iPhones and eventually coming to Android phones. Thankfully, Satechi now has… Go To Full Article

Western Digital Quietly Launches the SN5000 Budget NVMe SSD

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Western Digital has released a new budget friendly SSD that got a serious jump in model number, since the company decided to call it the SN5000. Its predecessor is the SN580 launched just under a year ago and price wise,… Go To Full Article

The Cooler Master V850 SFX Gold ATX 3.0 PSU Review: Small Scale

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In response to the increasing popularity of compact and portable gaming PCs in the past couple of years, we've seen several PC peripheral manufacturers release larger collections of SFX form factor cases and power supplies. Chief among these has been… Go To Full Article

EU delays decision over scanning encrypted messages for CSAM

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European Union officials have delayed talks over proposed legislation that could lead to messaging services having to scan photos and links to detect possible child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Were the proposal to become law, it may require the likes… Go To Full Article

Western Digital Rolls Out Updated Budget WD Blue SN5000 SSDs

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Western Digital expanded its WD Blue NVMe family of budget SSDs this week with the introduction of the the WD Blue SN5000 series, an updated lineup of SSDs that, among other things, adds a 4 TB model. Being budget drives,… Go To Full Article

Never Miss a Beat with Lenovo Tab Plus, a Music Lover's Dream Tablet

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Today Lenovo introduced the Lenovo Tab Plus, an entertainment tablet that delivers an outstanding sonar experience with Eight JBL speakers with Hi-fi matrix structure tuned by Dolby Atmos. Designed for music lovers, the 11.5-inch tablet complements its premium sound with… Go To Full Article

CTL Introduces the CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series

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CTL, a global cloud-computing solution leader for education and enterprise, announced today the introduction of the new CTL Chromebook Plus PX141 Series. This series equips education and enterprise users with the powerful performance, AI tools, and creative apps they need… Go To Full Article

Mid-Range Android vs. Old iPhone: You Should Buy the iPhone

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Looking to buy a smartphone on a budget? The popular choice is to leave the expensive flagship smartphones behind and shop for a great mid-range Android instead. But many are shifting to a better option: snubbing the mid-range Android and… Go To Full Article

Apple confirms you need an upgrade for its “Apple Intelligence"

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Jobs Mob has said that its Apple Intelligence AI features are exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro, iPads, and Macs with Apple Silicon. The excuse is that only those with Apple silicon have enough computing power to support Apple Intelligence. Go To Full Article

AMD patents a new graphics-process construction method

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AMD has secured a patent for an innovative GPU architecture that introduces a novel graphics-process construction method. This design features a total of 14 chiplets, organised in a way that allows them to function as a unified GPU or even… Go To Full Article

Chipzilla provides update on game crashes

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Chipzilla Intel has provided an update on its investigation into the causes of game crashes on its CPUs, including the Core i9 14900K and it is not good news. Go To Full Article

Chinese come up with a new DeepSeek Coder

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The Chinese AI company DeepSeek, known for its ChatGPT rival trained on a massive 2 trillion English and Chinese tokens, has just unveiled DeepSeek Coder V2. This new release is an open-source code language model that uses a mixture of… Go To Full Article

The Dot.com bubble is not similar to what is happening with AI

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While Nvidia was named the word’s most expensive company this week, those with long memories can remember the days when Cisco was the belle of the ball, thanks mostly to the Internet and the dot.com boom. Go To Full Article

Sutskever wants to create Safe Superintelligence

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This new venture is focused on developing a robust AI system within a dedicated research environment, with a strong emphasis on AI safety. Alongside Sutskever, the company is co-founded by investor Daniel Gross, who previously led AI initiatives at Apple,… Go To Full Article

Vole tells Scottish cops it cannot guarantee data stays in the UK

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Documents released by the Scottish Police Authority under freedom of information laws show Microsoft cannot promise that data for Police Scotland's Digital Evidence Sharing Capability will stay in the UK, as legally required. Go To Full Article

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