AQIRYS ALUDRA TKL Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2022-07-01 read/post comments(0)

The Gateron Red switches employed by the ALUDRA TKL are similar in behavior with the stock CHERRY MX Reds, having a force of 45 gF, a travel of 4 mm, while the feedback is linear. As we have noted before with other keyboards using this switch type, these are great for both gaming and typing while being decently silent. This keyboard does not feature foam dampening as high-end offerings from Mountain, meaning that we will occasionally hear the specific noise of keys bottoming out. read more

Razer Barracuda Pro Gaming & Street Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2022-06-27 read/post comments(0)

After fully charging the headset, we went ahead and customized the audio output with our preferences via the dedicated Synapse utility; we found the ANC option great even indoors, because it was isolating the noise coming from the AC unit perfectly fine! Afterwards, we went ahead and played for a couple of hours Victor Vran in coop multiplayer, and we were happy with the voice quality and weapon noises. In Forza Horizon 5 the engines sounded even better after fiddling a bit with the Bass Boost, while in Doom Eternal the music and the overall immersion was top notch! At the same time, we were surprised that after 2.5 hours of use, only 8% of the battery has dropped, and… read more

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
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Kingston FURY Beast DDR5-5200 2x16GB DDR5 RAM Review @ APH Networks

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The Kingston FURY Beast DDR5-5200 2x16GB kit brings an understated look with strong capabilities for a budget-friendly set of DDR5 memory. Go To Full Article

FCC cracks down on robocalls originating from small carriers

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Starting today, small phone carriers must implement a special caller ID authentication tool that will help identify robocallers, the Federal Communication Commission announced. Known as STIR/SHAKEN, major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon — due to an FCC rule adopted… Go To Full Article

Roland's SP-404 MKII sampler gets powerful new sequencing features and effects

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When I went hands-on with Roland's SP-404 MKII back in October I said it was "becoming" my favorite sampler. Fast forward a few months and it is firmly entrenched in that spot. Of course, no piece of gear is perfect,… Go To Full Article

OpenSea users' email addresses leaked in data breach

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NFT marketplace OpenSea shared today that it’s the victim of another data breach — though this time the target is one of its vendors. An employee of its email delivery vendor, Customer.io, allegedly downloaded and shared stored email addresses associated… Go To Full Article

Silicon Power UD90 500GB & 1TB M.2 NVMe SSDs Review

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Description: Silicon Power just released their very own DRAM-Less line of PCIe 4.0 Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSDs called UD90 and today I'm testing both the 500GB and 1TB variants. Go To Full Article

A swarm of Cruise robotaxis Cruise blocked San Francisco traffic for hours

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A small fleet of Cruise robotaxis in San Francisco suddenly stopped operating on Tuesday night, effectively stopping traffic on a street in the city's Fillmore district for a couple of hours until employees were able to arrive. TechCrunch first noticed… Go To Full Article

Cyberattack impacts unemployment benefits in several states

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A cyberattack on a third-party vendor has impacted employment services, including unemployment benefits, in several states, according to the Associated Press. Some state employment websites have been offline since Sunday, including the ones in Tennessee and Nebraska. Go To Full Article

Boring Company's underground Loop now runs to the Las Vegas Strip

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The walk from the Las Vegas Convention Center to Tacos El Gordo may only be seven-tenths of a mile but under the blazing sun of a Nevada winter, the trip can seem an eternity. Lucky for us Al Pastor enthusiasts,… Go To Full Article

Almost a quarter of the ocean floor is now mapped

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Roughly 25 percent (23.4 percent to be exact) of the Earth’s sea floor has been mapped, thanks to an international initiative known as Seabed 2030. Relying largely on voluntary contributions of bathymetric data (or ocean topography) by governments, companies and… Go To Full Article

Nothing confirms Snapdragon 778G+ for phone

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Preparing for the big launch on July 12, Nothing founder and CEO, Carl Pei, has confirmed that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ SoC. Meanwhile, it has been spotted at €470 in Europe. Go To Full Article

EVGA rolls out PowerLink 41s power adapter

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One to have for EVGA's RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 EVGA has released the EVGA PowerLink 41s power adapter which turns the 16-pin power connector into something more usable. In order to provide better cable… Go To Full Article

The ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance Revisited @ TechPowerUp

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The ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance has been a staple of the ASUS product portfolio, and an ever-growing set of partner brands are offering their own TUF-branded products to provide consumers with a balance between function, features, and performance. After first… Go To Full Article

NASA needs help from the private sector to decarbonize the next generation of planes

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Air travel remains one of the largest contributors to global warming in the transportation sector, producing 915 million tonnes of CO2 worldwide in 2019, per ATAG. In an effort to usher in a more sustainable era of flight, NASA announced… Go To Full Article

The EU extends its 'Roam-like-at-home' mobile service rule through 2032

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Back in 2017, the European Union took the shockingly rational step of largely eliminating roaming charges for its citizens travelling among member nations, dubbing it the "Roam-like-at-home" system. Operating across the 27 countries that make up the European Economic Area… Go To Full Article

Niantic's Campfire social AR app rolls out for 'Pokémon Go' players

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With Pokémon Go, Niantic became the poster child for the power of mobile augmented reality (AR) apps. Since then, the company has struggled to recapture that glory. Yesterday's round of layoffs and canceled projects cemented how difficult things are for… Go To Full Article

Twitch will make it easier for creators to bring guests onto streams

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Twitch has announced a new feature for creators who want to include other streamers and even viewers on their broadcasts. Up to five guests can join a stream through Guest Star, which works on both desktop and mobile. If a… Go To Full Article

Apple plans to let you pay for gas using CarPlay

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Apple has a big update to CarPlay slated for sometime later this year, but in the meantime, the tech giant has begun working with partners to support a new feature that will let users pay for gas directly inside the… Go To Full Article

Google is making its password manager easier to use across all platforms

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Google is updating its password manager to make it easier to use and more consistent across platforms. The tool could also help users make their accounts more secure following the upgrades. For one thing, Google is making the password management… Go To Full Article

Netac NV7000 2 TB M.2 NVMe SSD @ TechPowerUp

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The Netac NV7000 is the company's flagship PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD. It is based on the highly popular and battle-tested combination of a Phison E18 controller paired with Micron's latest and greatest 176-layer 3D TLC NAND. With their drive,… Go To Full Article

Samsung Gaming Hub goes live today with Twitch, Xbox Game Pass and more

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The Samsung Gaming Hub is live now on 2022 Samsung smart TVs and smart monitors, and it's adding two services from Amazon to its game-streaming lineup: Twitch and Luna. Twitch is available today, while Luna is coming soon. Gamers will… Go To Full Article

YouTube introduces new tools to battle comment spam and account imitators

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YouTube is enacting more measures in its battle to cut down on comment spam and channel impersonation. Creators now have access to a new setting for comments in YouTube Studio. They'll be able to select an "increase strictness" option. YouTube… Go To Full Article

Supreme Court ruling guts the EPA’s ability to enforce Clean Air Act

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In yet another historic reversal of long standing precedent, the US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 6 - 3 along ideological lines to severely limit the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency in regulating carbon emissions from power plants, further… Go To Full Article

Months after launch, the DJI Mavic 3 is a much better drone

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When it launched last year, the DJI Mavic 3 grabbed a lot of headlines with features like a big Four Thirds sensor and a second 7X telephoto camera. But it also drew some criticism for going on sale with key… Go To Full Article

GM is training more first responders for EV emergencies in the US and Canada

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GM is training more first responders to be able to handle emergencies involving electric vehicles. The automaker is "significantly expanding" its EV First Responder Training program in the United States and Canada as electric vehicle sales continue to grow. Its… Go To Full Article

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ races to its conclusion with a spot-on ‘Aliens’ riff

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has never been ashamed to tip its hat to the stories it’s riffing upon, some more obviously than others. This week’s episode, All Those Who Wander, might as well just have been called “Screw it,… Go To Full Article

The Apple Watch Series 7 drops to $312 at Amazon

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Amazon has brought back a great price on the Apple Watch Series 7. The 41mm blue model is on sale for $312 right now, or $87 off its normal price. That's close to the all-time-low price we've seen on the… Go To Full Article

Apple now lets apps use third-party payment providers in South Korea

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Apple has started allowing developers to use alternative payment systems for apps in South Korea, it announced. It made the move to comply with a new law in the nation requiring major app stores to allow alternative payment methods. Apple… Go To Full Article

EU consumer groups file complaint against Google over 'deceptive' sign-up practices

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Consumer groups in Europe have filed complaints against Google for using "deceptive design, unclear language and misleading choices" in its sign-up process, the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) said in a press release. "Contrary to what Google claims about protecting consumers’… Go To Full Article

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Review: 96 MB of L3 3D V-Cache Designed For Gamers

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The level of competition in the desktop CPU market has rarely been as intensive as it has been over the last couple of years. When AMD brought its Ryzen processors to market, it forced Intel to reply, and both have… Go To Full Article

Amazon blocks listings for LGBTQ+ products in the United Arab Emirates

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Amazon's customers in the United Arab Emirates won't find listings for LGBTQ-related products on its website anymore. According to The New York Times, the Emirati government has demanded the removal of products associated with LGBTQ people and issues and has… Go To Full Article

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