CHERRY GENTIX 4K Office Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2023-03-19 read/post comments(0)

The 70mm width of the GENTIX 4K needs some time for adjustment, but afterwards the mouse is quite comfortable; the buttons are a bit harder to press versus mice with Kailh mechanical switches such as the T.G.A series from AQIRYS, and the USB cable is not as flexible as we have seen with more recent gaming mice. read more

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus-G NVMe Gen4 2280 2TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2023-03-12 read/post comments(0)

The new Rocket 4 Plus-G 2TB performed admirably in our tests, trading punches with the non-G variant while kept blank but outperforming it when filled more than 50%. We did also note a sustained write rate much higher than the drives we have tested before, being able to finish writing over 1.1TB with about 2.7GB/s, which is quite impressive! The offered heatsink really does its job and prevents throttling during intense workloads, for the Rocket 4 Plus-G to always perform at its top. read more

Can predictive AI write a hardware review if we give it raw data?

Others/Editorials by jmke @ 2023-03-09 read/post comments()

Predictive machine learning modules are all the rage now. If we feed it with some raw test data and ask to write some filler text, will it compute? read more

Crucial 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5-5200 Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2023-03-05 read/post comments(0)

The new 5200MHz memory modules from Crucial are a great improvement in terms of overclocking versus their 4800MHz counterparts we have tested before, being able to reach 5800MHz without too much of a hassle, just by increasing the stock voltage to 1.25 and keeping the timings as the manufacturer intended. For compatibility sakes, we are also getting a 4800MHz XMP profile, while AMD users would be happy to know that these feature an EXPO profile as well! read more

Toshiba Canvio Basics 2022 2TB USB 3.2 Gen 1 External HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2023-02-26 read/post comments(0)

The mainstream Canvio Basics 2022 USB 3.2 Gen 1 External HDD from Toshiba does trade punches with the Canvio Slim we have tested some time ago, since it incorporates the exact MQ04UBD200 2.5’’ drive inside. The new chassis is easy to hold onto due to its grippy finish, while the potential customers can choose capacities up to 4TB. read more

AQIRYS ADARA Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2023-02-20 read/post comments(0)

Following the success of the ALUDRA keyboard, AQIRYS has entered the high-end keyboard market with the ADARA, which does not disappoint at all in terms of quality, features, and switches durability. We have a custom chassis with noise dampening capabilities, compatible with 3 and 5-pin switches, durable and silent HaiMu Linear Pink pre-installed switches and plenty of available customization directly via Fn key or the included software. read more
Storage/SSD Sabrent Rocket Nano V2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 External SSD Review by stefan @ 2023-02-12
Storage/Other Silicon Power Elite 256GB Class 10 A1 UHS-I U1 microSDXC Card Review by stefan @ 2023-02-05
Storage/SSD Sabrent Rocket nano NVMe Gen3 PCIe 2242 M.2 2TB SSD Review by stefan @ 2023-01-29
Memory Crucial 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR5-4800 Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2023-01-22
Storage/Other Silicon Power Elite 256GB Class 10 UHS-I U1 microSDXC Card Review by stefan @ 2023-01-16

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Apple Music bug on iOS is reportedly mixing up people's playlists

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Apple Music users on iOS are highlighting a fairly serious bug that is causing other people's playlists and songs to appear in their libraries, according to multiple Redditors. On top of that, some users have complained that their own playlists… Go To Full Article

Threadripper 7000 confirmed for second half of the year

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Along with TR5 platform Asus China General Manager Tony Yu has confirmed that AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 7000 (codename Storm Peak) and new TR5 platform will hit the market in the second half of this year.… Go To Full Article

Intel delays buying Tower

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One does does not simply buy Tower Semiconductor Intel has delayed its $5.4 billion purchase of Tower Semiconductor. Chipzilla expected the Tower to be done and dusted in a year, but 13 months… Go To Full Article

Amazon has sold 200 million fires

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That should sort out the rain forests In the middle of announcements about its new tellys, Amazon has revealed it has now sold 200 million Fire TV devices. Sales of the gear has… Go To Full Article

Ace Magician AD03 N95 Mini-PC @ TechPowerUp

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Ace Magician pulls a rabbit out of their hat with the AD03 N95 mini-PC. It is an ultra-affordable and compact system that offers a great mix of performance and utility without breaking the bank. Making it a stellar option as… Go To Full Article

Windows 11 Is Changing How the Print Screen Key Works

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Microsoft has been hard at work on Windows 11 updates, from more Start Menu tweaks to changes to default apps. Now the company is experimenting with changes to the Print Screen key under Windows 11. Go To Full Article

Counter-Strike 2 officially announced

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Coming in summer 2023 After a couple of rumors earlier, Valve has now officially confirmed and announced Counter-Strike 2. Based on Source 2 Engine, Valve calls it the "largest technical leap forward in Counter-Strike’s history". Go To Full Article

Microsoft's collaborative work app, Loop, is finally available in public preview

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It took two years, but Microsoft is at last ready to let everyday users try its latest take on collaborative work. The company is releasing its Loop app in public preview form on the web, Android and iOS. As shown… Go To Full Article

Epic will share 40 percent of 'Fortnite' purchase revenue with creators

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Epic Games will has a new way to encourage more custom Fortnite islands: promise a steadier stream of cash. The company has launched a Creator Economy 2.0 system that will proportionately hand out 40 percent of net revenue from most… Go To Full Article

LG's 2023 wireless soundbars available now, starting at $450

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We saw both of LG's new soundbars in action at CES earlier this year — and while the company was happy to show off the speakers' wireless connectivity and other features, it wasn't ready to share pricing or availability. Turns… Go To Full Article

‘Counter-Strike 2’ arrives this summer as a free upgrade for 'CS:GO'

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The rumors were true: Valve has just taken the wraps off of Counter-Strike 2, announcing a limited beta that is available to select members of the game’s community. The studio says the sequel will overhaul every system, piece of content… Go To Full Article

EBL Portable Power Station 500 @ TechPowerUp

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The EBL Portable Power Station 500 manages to provide a very good mix of output, useful design and functionality without breaking the bank. This makes the unit a great choice for those looking to be independent, by bringing portable power… Go To Full Article

Amazon Luna expands to Canada, Germany and the UK

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A year after first launching in the US, Amazon Luna is expanding to three new regions. Starting today, the cloud gaming service is available in Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. The expansion marks the first Amazon customers outside of… Go To Full Article

Nothing’s $149 Ear 2 wireless buds have improved connectivity and more customization

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Nothing’s revealed its second-generation Ear wireless buds. The eye-catching design sticks around and the company has tried to address some of the issues that bedeviled the original, with some much-needed improvements to connectivity and setup. Fortunately, the price of the… Go To Full Article

The Tripod Desk Pro is a portable standing desk that upgraded my WFH setup

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At Engadget, we’ve covered plenty of standing desks and peripherals that have changed up our work-from-home setups, but everyone’s use case (and living arrangements) differ. Until now, I’ve struggled to find a standing desk that balances versatility and compactness.… Go To Full Article

Redfall hands-on: A creepy and creative twist on the modern looter shooter

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It seems like every major developer is working on an open-world shooter with co-op and RPG elements. But with Redfall, by drawing inspiration from a number of its previous titles, alongside other standouts in the genre, Arkane Studios has added… Go To Full Article

Amazon's palm-reading tech is being tested in Panera cafes

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Amazon One's palm-reading technology that can substitute for credit cards and tickets is now available for Panera customers. With this new partnership, the fast casual chain becomes the first national restaurant to let diners use their palm for payments and… Go To Full Article

Nvidia introduces RTX 4000 SFF Ada Generation workstation GPU

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Nvidia has introduced a couple of new workstation GPUs at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2023, including the low profile RTX 4000 SFF Ada Generation desktop workstation GPU, as well as a total of five new mobile Ada Generation workstation… Go To Full Article

Windows 11 security flaw exposes cropped-out screenshot data

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It's not just Android phones that are vulnerable to a screenshot security flaw. Developer Chris Blume has discovered that Windows 11's Snipping Tool falls prey to a similar exploit. The utility doesn't completely erase unused PNG image data, making it… Go To Full Article

Tesla’s Wireless Charging Platform is well-made and exorbitant

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It kind of makes sense that Tesla would make wireless chargers. After all, when you think of the company, you think electric vehicles and their Superchargers (at least, after you force the image of Elon Musk out of your mind).… Go To Full Article

Nreal Air AR glasses will soon support Windows

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Windows support is coming to Nreal Air AR glasses. The company announced Nebula for Windows, which lets you view your PC on the virtual equivalent of an ultra-wide monitor. Go To Full Article

WhatsApp group admins can now approve who joins their communities

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WhatsApp has announced two new features for group chats and communities. The first is a privacy update, allowing admins to decide whether a person can get access to the group or not. Previously, anyone could join using an invite link… Go To Full Article

Opera adds ChatGPT and AI prompts into its browser

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In February, Opera shared plans to integrate generative AI capabilities into its web browser using ChatGPT. Now, the independent browser maker has launched sidebar integration for both ChatGPT and ChatSonic and has introduced another feature called smart AI Prompts. To… Go To Full Article

Nvidia modifies H100 to sell it to China

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Cuts it back to avoid red tape Nvidia has modified its AI H100 chip to get around export rules so it can be flogged to China as a “H800.” The US government rolled out… Go To Full Article

Nvidia dusts off dual GPU cards

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At least for data centres Nvidia has announced a new dual-GPU product, the H100 NVL but sadly not for SLI or multi-GPU gaming. In fact based on what Nvidia says the H100 NVL… Go To Full Article

Nvidia teams up in Microsoft Azure pact

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Nvidia cloud based services The maker of graphics cards named after a Roman vengence daemon, Nvidia has teamed up with the software King of the World, Microsoft. The darkish pact will see two… Go To Full Article

Ubisoft's new 'Ghostwriter' AI tool can automatically generate video game dialogue

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A good open world game is filled with little details that add to a player's sense of immersion. One of the key elements is the presence of background chatter. Each piece of dialog you hear is known as a "bark"… Go To Full Article

Microsoft brings DALL-E to Bing

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Generates images based on written text Software King of the World Microsoft is using an advanced version of Open AI’s DALL-E image generator to power its own Bing and Edge browser. Bing Image Creator… Go To Full Article

Ron DeSantis calls for Google break-up

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Too big and anti-Republican Conservative governor and probable presidential candidate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is becoming the centre of calls to break up big tech firms. He claims that big tech padded a “woke… Go To Full Article

G.Skill unveils short KM250 RGB keyboard

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A 67-key/65 percent portable RGB keyboard G.Skill has announced its new 65 percent compact mechanical keyboard with a 67-key layout design, the KM250. Featuring a compact design with PBG dual-injection pudding keycaps, hot-swappable key… Go To Full Article

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