Silicon Power XS70 M.2 2280 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2022-06-20 read/post comments(0)

The Silicon Power XS70 drive does perform great versus other models we have tested in the past thanks to the Phison E18 controller coupled with Micron’s 176-layer 3D TLC NAND. We could write lots of data continuously before SLC cache has been fully occupied and even then, the drive remained at very acceptable write speeds. The incorporated heatsink does help with delaying the heating up process till the drive reaches about 73 degrees Celsius, a maximum temperature we have seen other drives reaching with much smaller cooling systems, but those reached it considerably faster. read more

SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2022-06-17 read/post comments(0)

In order to test the Aerox 9 Wireless, we ran Diablo III, ESO, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Monster Hunter: World; after getting used a bit with the side buttons, we saw that the mouse mappings really help with a faster activation of spells, attacks and if you are a person which plays a favorite game frequently, the extra buttons coupled with the low weight of the mouse and the pure PTFE feet really help getting a nice experience out of it. read more

be quiet! Silent Loop 2 360mm AIO Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by stefan @ 2022-06-13 read/post comments(0)

The 360mm variant of the Silent Loop 2 AIO from be quiet! can easily fight with the high-end coolers from other companies and comes with a competitive pricing. It packs Silent Wings 3 PWM fans, a 3-chamber design pump that is quiet during operation, while the ARGB effects can be offered via motherboard header or the included wired remote. The installation process is easy if you follow the written instructions, while the whole assembly can be refilled with the supplied coolant bottle when needed, a feature other brands do not offer. read more

AQIRYS ANDROMEDA Blue Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2022-06-09 read/post comments(0)

After setting up ANDROMEDA Blue via the dedicated application, with the default EQ and the other filters deactivated, we fired up Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and we were welcomed by the rich bass during fights, clear voices and the old music did sound really good as well! We have also run Dauntless, Spec Ops: The Line (an older title) and Forza Horizon 5…the 50mm drivers really help getting a richer experience overall and for a mainstream product we are really happy with the output. Microphone-wise, the product does not disappoint regarding quality; we have tried it in both Skype and Discord and we were heard on the other side loud and clear without any distortions. read more

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

Memory by stefan @ 2022-06-03 read/post comments(0)

The Neo Forza MARS 64GB 4000MHz C19 DDR4 memory kit does really tick all the necessary boxes: a ton of capacity, high frequency, low enough timings to keep a good balance between mobo compatibility and bandwidth but also RGB eye-candy, which can be driven via most motherboard utilities from the various manufacturers. read more

Sabrent Rocket 32GB (2x16GB) DDR5 Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2022-06-01 read/post comments(0)

The Rocket DDR5 4800MHz U-DIMM memory modules are Sabrent’s first attempt of products in this category and boy…they quite deliver! While not having a preloaded XMP profile, they come with the compatible JEDEC profiles, which each and every motherboard supporting the DDR5 standard should be able to work with it. In terms of performance, while they are marketed at 4800Mhz, they can be overclocked to impressive speeds of about 6000MHz, so a lot of free performance without spending extra money on a rated DDR5 kit with those same speeds! read more
Storage/Other Silicon Power Marvel Xtreme M80 1TB USB 3.2 Gen2 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2022-05-30
Others/Mice & Keyboards AQIRYS T.G.A. Wired Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2022-05-26
Others/Miscelleneous CORSAIR iCUE LC100 Case Accent Lighting Panels Review by stefan @ 2022-05-23
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2022-05-20
Memory Neo Forza Faye 64GB (2x32GB) 4000MHz C19 DDR4 Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2022-05-16

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Twitter brings its closed caption toggle to Android and iOS

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Twitter is giving you the power to switch closed captions on or off on your mobile device. The social network has started rolling out a closed caption toggle to everyone on Android and iOS, a couple of months after it… Go To Full Article

Kingston FURY Renegade 1TB Solid State Drive Review @ APH Networks

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The Kingston FURY Renegade 1TB is a true high-performance PCIe 4.0-based NVMe SSD that delivers crushing numbers in both synthetic and real-world benchmarks. Go To Full Article

Bungie sues 'Destiny 2' YouTuber who issued almost 100 fake DMCA claims

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In December of last year, a YouTuber by the name of Lord Nazo received copyright takedown notices from CSC Global — the brand protection vendor contracted by game creator Bungie — for uploading tracks from their game Destiny 2's original… Go To Full Article

Samsung announces 200MP ISOCELL HP3 sensor

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Samsung has unveiled its newest 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 sensor, which brings the “industry’s smallest pixel” at 0.56 μm, while promising better auto-foucs, and clearer HDR images. While the ISOCELL HP1 was officially the first 200-megapixel sensor for… Go To Full Article

TeamGroup Xtreem DDR4-4000 CL15 2x 16 GB Engineering Sample @ TechPowerUp

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TeamGroup has sent over a special media-only pre-binned T-Force Xtreem ARGB DDR4-4000 kit that is ready to be put through the paces! This 32 GB memory kit is dual-rank (2x16 GB) with amazing XMP timings of 15-15-15-35. We dive into… Go To Full Article

Phanteks Revolt X 1200W Power Supply Unit Review

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Description: If you'd like to squeeze two systems into the same tower or if you'd just like to get a high-performance and quality power supply unit then the Revolt X 1200W model by Phanteks is for you. Go To Full Article

YUNZII Keynovo IF98 Gasket Mounted Hot-Swap Keyboard @ TechPowerUp

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YUNZII wants to shake up the keyboard market with the new Keynovo IF98 that offers premium features at a very reasonable price. This 98-key gasket mount keyboard with hot-swappable switches uses a translucent case paired with front and rear badges,… Go To Full Article

Poco rolls out the X4 GT and F4 smartphones

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X4 GT with Dimensity 8100 and F4 with Snapdragon 870 Poco has launched two new smartphones that will be a part of the 4-series, the Poco X4 GT and the Poco F4. The bigger… Go To Full Article

Netflix Games snags 'Into The Breach' as a mobile exclusive

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It's safe to say that not everything is going swimmingly over at Netflix, given that it just laid off another 300 employees. However, the company's games division is putting together a strong library of titles. Among those are exclusive mobile… Go To Full Article

The long-delayed remaster of 1997's 'Blade Runner' game is finally available

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The much-delayed remaster of the classic Blade Runner adventure game is finally here. As Polygonreports, Nightdive Studios has released Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition for Windows PCs (via Steam) as well as PlayStation, Switch and Xbox consoles. The modernized version runs… Go To Full Article

Toyota recalls nearly 3,000 bZ4X EVs over potentially deadly wheel defect

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Toyota's US launch of the unpronounceable bZ4X EV is off to a rough start with the automaker announcing on Thursday a broad recall of the vehicle barely two months after its debut, due to a potentially deadly situation that could… Go To Full Article

Wearable arm muscles could help overcome upper body injuries

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Many medical exosuits are built to improve walking, but researchers at ETH Zurich might have a solution to improve your arm strength. They've developed the Myoshirt, a wearable arm exomuscle that can compensate for conditions and injuries affecting the upper… Go To Full Article

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge' is a glorious beat-'em-up revival

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If you visited arcades in the late ‘80s or early ‘90s, you surely remember the golden age of beat-em-up games. Cabinets like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Simpsons, X-Men and more followed a fairly simple formula: take a popular franchise… Go To Full Article

Netflix lays off 300 more employees

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Netflix has laid off around 300 people in its latest round of job cuts. Most of the layoffs were in the US, according to Variety, and a number of departments were affected. “Today we sadly let go… Go To Full Article

Google makes it easier for your stuff to sync between Android phones and Chromebooks

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Google is rolling out Chrome OS version 103, which includes features that will make it easier for users to share things between Chromebooks and Android devices. For one thing, as the company announced at CES, Phone Hub is getting an… Go To Full Article

LG's latest flagship Atmos soundbar is now available for $1,799

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LG has finally released the 2022 soundbars it introduced in January, and it won't surprise you to hear that you'll pay a hefty price for the attention-getting flagship model. The 9.1.5-channel S95QR (pictured above) costs $1,799 (already on sale for… Go To Full Article

Chrome on iOS will be able to autofill your saved passwords on any app

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If you store all your passwords on Chrome and use an iPhone, signing into your various accounts is about to get easier. The latest release of the browser for iOS (version M104) will bring the ability for you to set… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Edge update brings Xbox streaming 'Clarity Boost' to everyone

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Microsoft is hoping to make Edge the browser of choice for gamers. The company is rolling out a host of gaming-related updates to most users, including perks for game streaming. A new (if long in development) Clarity Boost feature improves… Go To Full Article

FDA bans sales of Juul vape products in the US

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The Food and Drug Administration has banned e-cigarette maker Juul from selling and distributing its products in the US. It ordered the company to remove its wares from the market or face enforcement actions. Reports earlier… Go To Full Article

Blackmagic's second-gen Pocket Cinema Camera 6K has a larger battery and a lower pric

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Blackmagic is finally updating the base Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with some welcome (if not earth-shattering) refinements. The company has introduced the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 with features borrowed from the Pro model, including its larger battery, swivelling touchscreen… Go To Full Article

The best bike accessories you can buy

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Like a lot of people, I only recently began cycling. After more than a decade of not riding a bike, I bought my first one as an adult at the start of the pandemic and immediately fell in love with… Go To Full Article

‘Strange New Worlds’ mixes the maudlin and irreverent

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There’s a genre of writing best embodied by the serial escalation of premises found on forum threads in certain corners of the internet. It’s the sort of energy that imbues this week’s Strange New Worlds as it takes a one-episode… Go To Full Article

Apple's Mac Mini M1 drops back down to $570

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If you're looking to upgrade to a speedy, compact desktop, Apple's Mac Mini M1 is a good option. The machine is back on sale at Amazon right now for $570 thanks to a coupon that knocks $99 off its price.… Go To Full Article

The Gigabyte UD1000GM PG5 1000W PSU Review: Prelude to ATX 3.0

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In today's review, we are taking a look at the first-ever PSU released with the new 12VHPWR connector, the GIGABYTE UD1000GM PG5. Although the unit is not ATX v3.0 compliant, GIGABYTE upgraded one of their currently available platforms to provide… Go To Full Article

TikTok's big-screen app lands on Vizio TVs

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TikTok users now have another way to catch up on their For You page. The app is available on Vizio smart TVs starting today and you'll be able to watch TikTok TV content directly from the home screen. Go To Full Article

The Polestar 5 will offer an 884 hp electric powertrain when it launches in 2024

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The Polestar 5 is making its first public appearance at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England. A prototype of the upcoming four-door electric GT sports car will drive up the Goodwood hill twice daily during the… Go To Full Article

Intel Arc launches in Asia to a big of a yawn

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Barely to compete with AMD’s RX 6400 Chipzilla has released its Arc Alchemist GPU lineup in Asia only to find reviewers unenthused. One reviewer tested the“GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 6G OC” which was one… Go To Full Article

Raptor Lake will support older DDR4 RAM

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Leaked list of Asrock Z790 and H770 motherboards reveals It appears that Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake will continue to support DDR4. A leaked list of as yet unreleased Asrock Z790 and H770 motherboards,… Go To Full Article

Tesla losing billions in China crisis

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Musk’s mastery on show Tesla’s new car factories in Texas and Berlin are "losing billions of dollars" as they struggle to increase production because of a shortage of batteries and China port issues, according to Chief Executive… Go To Full Article

Big Tech not all that keen on AI products

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The only way is Ethics Search engine outfit Google is not rushing to turn its cloud into AI based decision making. In September last year, Google's cloud unit looked into using artificial intelligence… Go To Full Article

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