Neo Forza Faye 64GB (2x32GB) 4000MHz C19 DDR4 Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2022-05-16 read/post comments(0)

The Neo Forza Faye 2x32GB C19 kit did perform great on our Alder Lake system and offers quite a bit of capacity, which transforms your computer into a workhorse for many applications ran at once such as virtual machines, video encoding, large databases and so on. read more

Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q 2TB TB 3 / USB 3.2 External SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2022-05-11 read/post comments(0)

By using Thunderbolt 3, the Rocket XTRM-Q 2TB does bypass drives using USB 3.2 Gen2x1 and even the newer USB 3.2 Gen2x2, by offering a theoretical bandwidth of 40Gbps. This aspect helps a lot for both reads and writes, succeeding to beat the other tested drives, even when using a different, lower-specced system. By using Micron’s 96L 3D QLC NAND flash, the drive can maintain a high sustained write rate until the SLC cache is being filled up and, in our tests, we noted that the drive won’t go under 170MB/s in this scenario. read more

CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by stefan @ 2022-05-09 read/post comments(0)

The high-end iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display AIO from CORSAIR does offer fantastic performance and includes the durable and low-noise ML RGB ELITE fans along with the 2.1’’ pump IPS LCD display with the 480x480 resolution and a maximum of 30FPS refresh rate. As the 240mm size, the 360mm variant of radiator is more compatible with a large range of cases versus 280mm and we have all necessary equipment for the setup to only take one USB 2.0 header on the motherboard. Given the large number of wiring (two cables for each fan, controller cabling, pump cabling etc…), we will spend more time than usual to route and hide the cables in the back of the motherboard, but the result… read more

KIOXIA EXCERIA PLUS 1TB microSDXC Memory Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2022-05-02 read/post comments(0)

The performance of the EXCERIA PLUS is in-line with the declared value, so great for the intended 4K recording activity focus. Besides the actual testing, we have used the card inside the GoPro Hero 9 Black in order to record 4K 24FPS, 4K 30FPS but also 5K 24 and 30FPS video, more than two hours long at each attempt and we haven’t encountered any issues at all! read more

CORSAIR iCUE ELITE CPU Cooler LCD Display Upgrade Kit Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by stefan @ 2022-04-25 read/post comments(0)

The iCUE ELITE CAPELLIX LCD Display Upgrade Kit does really add quite a bit of eye candy to your current setup, while doubling up as a monitoring tool for the internal components. It comes with an IPS panel with a 480x480 resolution and renders video effects at 30FPS, for very fluent animations. The frame of the display is also RGB enabled in order to sync different effects with other iCUE-enabled hardware you may have installed, while the installation can be done by anyone with the help of four mounting magnets so no need of removing the pump from the CPU! read more

KIOXIA TransMemory U366 128GB USB Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2022-04-24 read/post comments(0)

The TransMemory U366 USB Flash Drive from KIOXIA does offer great read speeds when picked up with the 128GB capacity, actually double versus the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB SKUs. The writes are around the values we have encountered with other mainstream drives as well, while its aluminum body which has dimensions of 39 x 12.2 x 4.5 (L x W x H) helps with using it along with a lanyard or installed on our keychain. read more
Others/All-in-one PC ECS LIVA One A300 Barebone Review by stefan @ 2022-04-20
Cooling/CPU Cooling CORSAIR iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX – Alder Lake Tests by stefan @ 2022-04-18
Others/Mice & Keyboards Mountain Everest 60 Compact Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2022-04-14
Storage/HDD Toshiba N300 4TB NAS Hard Drive Review by stefan @ 2022-04-11
Others/Miscelleneous Sabrent 10W qi Wireless Fast Charging Pad Review by stefan @ 2022-04-04

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Buffalo gunman clips proliferate on social media following Twitch removal

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Following Saturday’s horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, online platforms like Facebook, TikTok and Twitter are seemingly struggling to prevent various versions of the gunman’s livestream from proliferating on their platforms. The shooter, an 18-year-old white male, attempted to broadcast the… Go To Full Article

A USB-C iPhone could be part of a broader move away from Lightning for Apple

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Apple may be planning a broader move away from its proprietary Lightning port than was initially suggested in reports earlier in the week. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the company is working on accessories, including AirPods as well as mouse… Go To Full Article

Elon Musk claims Twitter's legal team told him he violated an NDA

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Elon Musk’s tweeting may have landed him in legal trouble again. As you may recall, the Tesla and SpaceX executive tweeted on Friday that his deal to buy Twitter was “temporarily on hold” after the company disclosed that fake and… Go To Full Article

Viotek REAPER RFI25CBA 24.5 Inch 144Hz Gaming Monitor Review

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Description: An affordable IPS gaming monitor with high refresh rate and surprisingly good image quality? That's exactly what you're getting with the REAPER RFI25CBA model by Viotek. Go To Full Article

'Zenless Zone Zero' is a new action RPG from the studio behind 'Genshin Impact'

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Genshin Impact developer Hoyoverse is working on a new project. On Friday, the studio shared the first trailer for Zenless Zone Zero, an action RPG set in a modern urban setting. Reminiscent of titles like The World Ends With You… Go To Full Article

‘Stardew Valley’ has sold more than 20 million copies

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Six years after its initial release, Stardew Valley has sold more than 20 million copies. Creator Eric Barone shared news of the accomplishment in an update posted to the game’s press site and an interview with PC Gamer. "The 20… Go To Full Article

Proposed Ohio legislation would criminalize AirTag stalking

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A group of bipartisan lawmakers in Ohio has introduced a bill to criminalize AirTag stalking. If passed by the state legislature, HB672 would “prohibit a person from knowingly installing a tracking device or application on another’s property without the other… Go To Full Article

Netflix is developing livestreaming features

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Netflix plans to livestream its upcoming slate of unscripted shows and comedy specials, according to Deadline. Netflix told the outlet it was in the early stages of developing the capability. Go To Full Article

McLaren will join Formula E in 2023

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Team news is starting heat up ahead Formula E’s Gen3 debut next season, and today one of the bigger expected announcements was made official. Ahead of the Berlin E-Prix, McLaren Racing announced its move to Formula E for season nine,… Go To Full Article

Tech industry files emergency application to block controversial Texas social media l

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Trade industry groups representing tech giants, such as Google and Facebook, have filed an emergency application with the Supreme Court to block HB 20. That's the controversial law Texan law that bars social media websites from removing or restricting content… Go To Full Article

Fewer Americans want the government to regulate Big Tech, Pew study says

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Americans are mixed about whether the government should do more to hold tech companies accountable, and fewer are in favor of more regulation than they were last year, according to results released today from a Pew survey. Last year, more… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte UD1000GM PG5 1000 W @ TechPowerUp

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The Gigabyte UD1000GM PG5 is the first available PSU with a 16-pin PCI-Express 5.0 connector. The only graphics card requiring such a connector is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which also comes with an adapter, but the upcoming 4000… Go To Full Article

Twitter CEO says he expects Musk deal to close but is 'prepared for all scenarios'

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Hours after Elon Musk said his Twitter buyout is temporarily on hold, Twitter’s CEO has said he still expects the deal to close, but “we need to be prepared for all scenarios.” In a series of tweets, Parag Agrawal didn’t… Go To Full Article

Biden administration launches $45 billion plan to get the entire US online by 2030

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The Biden administration has formally started its $45 billion effort to bring affordable and reliable high-speed broadband internet access to everyone in the US by 2030. The Internet for All funding is part of the $65 billion earmarked for broadband… Go To Full Article

Gamesense MVP Wired Gaming Mouse @ TechPowerUp

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Inspired by Microsoft's still popular Wheel Mouse Optical (WMO), the Gamesense MVP Wired does without any holes, yet only weighs 65 g. PixArt's PMW3389 sensor, pure PTFE feet, and a paracord-like, flexible cable complete the package. Go To Full Article

Apple is reportedly testing USB-C iPhones

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Apple may be about to change the iPhone's charging port. According to a Bloomberg report, the company is testing new iPhones and adapters with USB-C, which is what MacBooks and iPads already use, not to mention a plethora of devices… Go To Full Article

Peloton teases its first connected rowing machine

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Peloton is still busy expanding its connected fitness lineup despite its ongoing financial woes. The company has teased plans to introduce its first rowing machine, promising a mix of cardio and strength training. The company didn't go into detail during… Go To Full Article

Scientists grow plants in soil from the Moon for the first time

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Scientists from the University of Florida have completed a world (and lunar) first by growing plants in soil from the Moon. The researchers used samples obtained by the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions, but they didn't have much to… Go To Full Article

DOJ warns AI hiring and productivity tools can violate anti-discrimination law

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Federal agencies are the latest to alert companies to potential bias in AI recruiting tools. As the APnotes, the Justice Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have warned employers that AI hiring and productivity systems can violate the Americans… Go To Full Article

'Kirby 64' comes to Switch Online's Expansion Pack on May 20th

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If your childhood gaming was defined more by Kirby than Mario, don't worry — Nintendo has you covered. As VGCreports, Nintendo is making Kirby 64: The Crystal Shardsavailable through the Switch Online Expansion Pack on May 20th. The Nintendo 64… Go To Full Article

Oura sues smart ring rival Circular for allegedly copying technology

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Even smart rings aren't immune to patent wars. Wareablenotes Oura has sued fledgling rival Circular for allegedly violating patents covering both ring design and biometric data collection. Circular's upcoming wearable allegedly copies Oura's work by both stuffing electronics into a… Go To Full Article

Samsung is reportedly raising its chipmaking prices by up to 20 percent

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Samsung's chip foundry clients will soon have to pay considerably more for the company's services. According to Bloomberg, the tech giant is already in talks with its clients about charging around 15 to 20 percent more to manufacture their chips,… Go To Full Article

Amazon throws in a $100 gift card when you buy a OnePlus 10 Pro

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OnePlus fans have the chance to get the company's latest flagship plus an extra perk from Amazon today. The online retailer includes a $100 gift card when you buy a OnePlus 10 Pro, so while you're not getting a discount… Go To Full Article

The iPod created the two-headed monster that finally killed it

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The iPod's death has been a long time coming. Somehow, it's already been eight years since Apple discontinued the iconic iPod classic. Nonetheless, the news this week that Apple is discontinuing its last iPod, the touch is significant: This officially… Go To Full Article

Amazon offers cashback rewards if you scan receipts through its Alexa app

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Alexa has introduced "Shopping List Savings" to the Alexa App, letting you scan receipts on eligible products from any store to gain cashback rewards, TechCrunch reported. It won't cost you a thing to use it and you'll get cash back… Go To Full Article

'Dead Space' remake arrives on January 27th, 2023

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EA is releasing the remake of Dead Space on January 27th, 2023. Motive, the EA studio behind the game, made the announcement at the company's Crafting the Tension Art Developer Livestream. The classic sci-fi horror survival game is being rebuilt… Go To Full Article

Chipmakers talking about price hikes

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Up by 20 per cent Chipmakers are talking about jacking the price of chips up by more than 20 per cent. Word on the street is that Samsung executives have been chatting about a… Go To Full Article

Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter is 'temporarily on hold'

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Elon Musk's deal to buy Twitter is "temporarily on hold" pending confirmation that spam and fake accounts do represent less than 5 percent of users, he tweeted. Attached to the tweet was a Reuters link reporting that Twitter estimated in… Go To Full Article

El Salvador discovered that Bitcoin really is a ponzi scheme

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But its fanboy president can’t help but buy more of it While the Bitcoin ponzi scheme has been crashing and burning, one of its key fanboy’s El Salvador’s president cannot admit he has made a mistake.… Go To Full Article

Nvidia publishes Linux GPU kernel modules

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Promises to maintain it Nvidia, which is named after a Roman vengeance daemon, is publishing their Linux GPU kernel modules as open-source and has sworn by its dark gods to maintain them. Nvidia has… Go To Full Article

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