XTRFY MZ1 RGB Wireless White Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2023-12-03 read/post comments(0)

After charging the MZ1 Wireless fully, we started testing in Redfall, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Diablo 4, Anvil but also in Halo Infinite. We did really enjoy the claw grip, while the textured plastic does feel good even during longer gaming sessions. The mouse did track flawlessly on our CORSAIR MM700 RGB Extended pad, and we were quite surprised of the overall mouse weight, considering that it also hods a 500 mAh battery. read more

Silicon Power UD90 M.2 2280 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2023-11-27 read/post comments(0)

The UD90 is another entry-level PCI-E 4.0 drive from Silicon Power, which includes a good amount of pSLC cache in order to minimize de disadvantages of the QLC NAND packages. After the cache has been completely used up, the speed will drop significantly, between 110MB/s and 160MB/s, which is quite close to regular HDDs. Compatibility is assured with plenty of devices thanks to the 2280 format, and we noted that the rated TBW rating for a similar configuration is of 450TB. read more

SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL 2023 Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2023-11-19 read/post comments(0)

The Apex Pro TKL 2023 improves on the previous design, offering a great level of customization thanks to the OmniPoint 2.0 magnetic switches with Hall Effect. These are pleasant to actuate and the selected keys can have two functions, depending on the selected actuation distance; each key can be selected with a different actuation distance and the Rapid Trigger brings advantages sometimes found with some gamepads. We did play Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint and noted that we could easily switch between walking and running with a single key and this feature can be used with a ton of other games as well! read more

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 4TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2023-11-13 read/post comments(0)

The Rocket 4 Plus from Sabrent does offer good performance and quite a bit of capacity when talking about the 4TB SKU, packing the proven Phison PS5018-E18 controller, 2GB of DDR4-2666 DRAM for caching and no less than eight Micron 176-layer 3D NAND TLC ICs. TLCs not only assure a sustained write rate for longer, a higher transfer rate when writing directly to the TLC portion of the chips but are also more durable than QLC, with a rating of 3000TB for the specific 4TB SKU. read more

AQIRYS ALUDRA Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2023-11-06 read/post comments()

The full-sized ALUDRA is using a more recent Gateron switch model when compared to the V1 TKL model, G Pro 2.0 Red with a more clear plastic housing in order for the LED light to shine through brighter, an operating force of about 45gf, a pre-travel of 2.0mm, a total travel of 4.0mm max, while the bottoming out will be done at about 50gf. These are very smooth and pleasant when typing in an office environment, while being ideal for gaming as well. We did test it in Diablo 3, the newer Diablo 4, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order but also The Crew Motorfest and the controls felt very responsive at all times. read more

Crucial X9 Pro 2TB Portable SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2023-10-29 read/post comments(0)

For an USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps drive, the Crucial X9 Pro 2TB performs great, also thanks to the included Micron B47R 176L TLC NAND, which is able to keep high write rates even when working with very large files. The aluminum chassis helps with cooling, avoiding throttling, but also gives out a professional look. read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards CHERRY MX-LP 2.1 COMPACT WIRELESS WHITE Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2023-10-21
Cooling/CPU Cooling be quiet! Pure Loop 2 FX 360mm AIO Review by stefan @ 2023-10-12
Audio/Others AQIRYS ALYA Wireless Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2023-10-06
Memory Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith 2x16GB DDR5 5600MHz RGB Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2023-09-27
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Micron unveils new 3500 NVMe SSD

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Micron Technology has announced its latest Micron 3500 NVMe SSD. Based on 232-layer NAND, the Micron 3500 SSD series comes in M.2 form-factor and in capacities of up to 2TB. Go To Full Article

Noctua releases NM-M1 Torx-based SecuFirm2+ mounting kits

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The new Noctua NM-M1 multi-socket mounting kits are available for Noctua coolers with 83mm and 78mm mounting pitch, and are Torx-based, which means these are based on the new SecuFirm2+ standard with Torx T20 instead of Phillips head screws, which… Go To Full Article

US government close to killing off Firefox support

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For those who came in late, the use of Mozilla's Firefox browser has become progressively niche, which means it has fewer users these days. There already are plenty of large entities, both public and private, whose websites lack proper support… Go To Full Article

PlayStation users pushed off the network

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As of Tuesday morning, many people who had received the messages now say their accounts have been restored. Some of them contacted customer service while others did not. However, nearly a day after the issues began, Sony hasn’t commented publicly… Go To Full Article

Amazon moans to UK anti-trust body

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Amazon has told Britain's antitrust authority that its rival Microsoft uses business practices restricting customer choice in the cloud computing market. It is the second major company to criticise the US tech giant's operations. Go To Full Article

Microsoft offers to extend Windows 10’s life

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Software King of the World Microsoft has confirmed that it will extend Windows 10's support beyond 14 October 2025 if users pay it extra. Go To Full Article

Robbers return a phone because it didn’t have an Apple logo

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A man was returning home from work early in the morning and called his wife to meet him outside their apartment building where he would park the car. Go To Full Article

AMD does well in November Steam survey

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It would appear that is clawing back market share from Nvidia and Intel, which saw significant losses and is a return to greatness for AMD which had a bad survey result. Go To Full Article

Goat Simulator 3's headbutting mayhem finally arrives to mobile

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Everyone's favorite hooved menace is back on mobile with the launch of Goat Simulator 3 for iOS and Android, Swedish developer Coffee Stain Studios announced. As before, you play in an open world as a mayhem-loving goat in order to… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 will receive its final security update in October 2028

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Even though Windows 10 is still getting the Copilot AI love, the fact remains that it will no longer receive updates as of its end-of-support date, October 14, 2025, as noted in Microsoft's IT Pro Blog post. Still, to ensure… Go To Full Article

iOS 17.2 will enable Qi2 next-gen wireless charging on iPhone 13 and 14

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Apple, which usually plays safe when it comes to new standards, already surprised us with Qi2 compatibility on its iPhone 15, but it turns out that Cupertino has more up its sleeve. As spotted by 9to5Mac and some users, the… Go To Full Article

Apexgaming NANCOOL PRO 360mm Liquid CPU Cooler Review

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Description: It’s been almost 4 years since we had any contact with Apexgaming but they are finally back and this time in the lab we have their latest AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, the NANCOOL PRO 360. Go To Full Article

Samsung S23 FE launching in Europe on December 8

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The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE launched back in October and its currently selling in both the U.S. and coming to some Asian markets, and now, it has been confirmed it will be launching in Europe on December 8th. Go To Full Article

Rockstar finally releases Grand Theft Auto VI trailer

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The first trailer confirms that the game is coming back to Vice City, and a new female character will be one of the main protagonists. Although the game does not show a lot of details, it does look pretty impressive. Go To Full Article

Let AI Jimmy Stewart put you to sleep with a new Calm bedtime story

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Jimmy Stewart can now send you off to a blissful night's rest with a Calm bedtime story. The mindfulness app is known for its Sleep Stories, read by celebrities including Harry Styles and Idris Elba, to help users drift off… Go To Full Article

Pixar's Disney+ pandemic movies are hitting theaters after all

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Amid COVID-prompted lockdowns, many major movies skipped US theaters entirely and went straight to streaming services. Those included the Pixar films Soul, Luca and Turning Red, all of which debuted on Disney+. In 2024, though, you'll get the chance to… Go To Full Article

Multiple game developers announce layoffs, including EA-owned Codemasters

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A trio of game developers have just announced layoffs, adding to the chaos that is the tech industry in 2023. It starts with developer New World Interactive, who are behind the Insurgency series and Day of Infamy, among others. There’s… Go To Full Article

Discord overhauls its mobile app with new tabs

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Discord bluntly describes the mobile app it launched in 2015 as a squished-down version of its desktop platform. But that acknowledgment comes with an announcement that said app is getting a complete redesign that's an "independent experience" from its computer-based… Go To Full Article

Microsoft upgrades Copilot with OpenAI’s GPT-4 Turbo and DALL-E 3

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The year’s coming to a close, but there’s still plenty of time for more AI news. Microsoft just announced its Copilot AI chatbot is integrating with OpenAI’s latest model, GPT-4 Turbo, and the image generator DALL-E 3, among other upgrades.… Go To Full Article

The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered's No Return trailer reveals all the playable charact

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Naughty Dog is giving The Last Of Us Part 2 more than just a fresh lick of paint in a PS5 remaster of the game. The upcoming version includes a playable mode called Lost Levels (which features several segments that… Go To Full Article

Moog Mariana is a virtual synth all about plumbing the depths of bass

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The name Moog is basically synonymous with bass. The company has pumped out countless synths over the years from the iconic Minimoog Model D, to foot-operated Taurus, to the modern-classic Sub Phatty that deliver incredible low-end. Now its plumbing those… Go To Full Article

Withings releases luxury version of its ScanWatch 2 smartwatch

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The ScanWatch Nova has a wide range of capabilities including the ability to monitor heart rate, heart rate variability and ECG. The smartwatch can also detect irregular heart rhythms and if conditions like atrial fibrillation are detected, ECG reports can… Go To Full Article

Montech King 95 Pro @ TechPowerUp

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The Montech King 95 Pro boasts the classic structure of a sandwich-layout chassis, but it goes beyond mere strength. It features a uniquely designed exterior, incorporating bent glass and intricate details that distinguish it. What's more, it comes equipped with… Go To Full Article

Musk pins hopes on SMEs

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Please give me all your money After losing key advertisers like Apple, IBM and Disney with his superior management skills, Elon [look at me] Musk is trying to interest small to medium-sized businesses to advertise in his… Go To Full Article

The GPU market is back from the dead

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Market returning to normal Beancounters at Jon Peddie Research have added some numbers and divided by their collective shoe size and decided that the GPU market is starting to return to its former glories. … Go To Full Article

Windows “upgrades” printer to HP LaserJet M101-M106

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It does not matter what it is, it is one of these now A recent Windows 10 and 11 update renames everyone's printers to "HP LaserJet M101-M106" regardless of the model. The problem was… Go To Full Article

Car companies are playing fast and footloose with data privacy

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Collecting far too much data A survey by a US senator of 14 car makers has shown that they are collecting more user data than many car owners are aware. Democrat Senator Edward Markey… Go To Full Article

Apple releases an important security patch for 17.1.1

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Tame Apple Press really believes that is a good thing Fruity cargo cult Apple has released another update for iOS, just weeks after releasing its 17.1.1. For some reason, the updates are being touted… Go To Full Article

Nvidia needs to stop redesigning chips for China

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White House warns US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo warned Nvidia against redesigning AI chips for China that manoeuvre around export restrictions. Raimondo said that the US could not allow China to get these chips,… Go To Full Article

Apple Watch Series 9 falls to a new low of $310

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There's something so satisfying about waiting to buy a newly released product and then seeing it go on sale. Take the Apple Watch Series 9, which debuted in September at $399 before dropping to $329 for Black Friday. If you… Go To Full Article

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