GravaStar Sirius P5 Combo Earphones Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2024-04-21 read/post comments(0)

After connecting the Sirius P5 set to our Samsung S24 smartphone, we started listening to various TV shows via Plex, YouTube videos but also listened to some music: the earphones sound really good, with an impressive amount of bass for such small drivers, while the voices are delivered with clarity. The capacitive controls on each earbud do allow actions such as answering phone calls, audio track skipping, play/pause, volume control or we can also activate the voice assistant. If we are playing games, there is also a mode which minimizes latency to about 48ms, which is great! read more

Crucial Pro Overclocking 32GB Kit (2x16GB) DDR5-6000 Review

Memory by stefan @ 2024-04-18 read/post comments(0)

The new Pro Series Overclocking kits from Crucial do function with tighter timings for obtaining a better performance overall versus the regular SKUs. Thoroughly tested for both Intel and AMD platforms, these can be considered as plug-and-play, by only activating the necessary XMP/EXPO profile; if the platform we are using is not exactly mainstream-to-high-end, we can still utilize the kits with the compatibility profiles, which is great! read more

CHERRY KC 200 MX Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-04-14 read/post comments(0)

KC 200 MX is a pleasure to type on when used for productivity featuring MX2A SILENT RED switches, an upgraded version of the MX Reds, while keeping the noise at a minimum. We are dealing with a standard layout in terms of keys, with only four extra over the numeric pad, which take care of volume controls but also for opening the most used app, Calculator. The keyboard also comes with anti-ghosting and N-key rollover capabilities, while the key legends are laser-etched for additional durability. read more

AQIRYS LIBERTAS Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-04-07 read/post comments(0)

Right after starting typing on this keyboard, we noted that it is unusually silent versus many other keyboard models we have tested in the past, thanks to the vibration/noise dampening of the chassis but also the custom switches themselves! The 47 gF force needed for actuation is really pleasant for both gaming and work scenarios, making this keyboard ideal for use in environments where other people are working along with you such as offices or when working from home. read more

Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR5 4800MHz CL40 SODIMM Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2024-04-03 read/post comments(0)

By installing the Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR5 4800MHz CL40 SODIMM memory kit, the bottleneck regarding capacity has disappeared and because of this we have also noted a small bump in performance in most benchmarks. Since the disk swapping when running games disappeared due to enough memory quantity, we have also observed a small improvement on the thermals as well. read more


Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2024-03-31 read/post comments(0)

The DRAMless KIOXIA EXCERIA PLUS G3 mainstream drive does deliver good performance and comes with great durability numbers (1200 TBW for the 2TB variant). It houses the Phison PS5021-E21T main controller and BiCS5 HDR type, TLC, 112-layer NAND, and the mean transfer rate won’t drop under 400MB/s even when the pSLC cache has been fully filled. read more
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Cooling/CPU Cooling DeepCool LT720 360mm AIO Review by stefan @ 2024-03-20
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ASML Could Stay in the Netherlands

@ 2024/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Last month, we covered ASML's plans to leave the Netherlands after a crisis with the Dutch government that prevented skilled immigrants from entering and working inside ASML's facilities. However, it appears that ASML has managed to strike a potential deal… Go To Full Article

Kioxia Sampling Latest Generation UFS Ver. 4.0 Embedded Flash Memory Devices

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Kioxia Corporation, a world leader in memory solutions, today announced that it has begun sampling the latest generation of its Universal Flash Storage (UFS) Ver. 4.0 embedded flash memory devices. Supported in capacities of 256 gigabytes (GB), 512 GB, and… Go To Full Article

Newsletter service Ghost will support the fediverse protocol ActivityPub

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The fediverse is a growing collection of services, including Mastodon, Flipboard and Threads, that support the ActivityPub protocol. It’s part of a growing movement for decentralized social media services, which rely on open protocols rather than closed networks. Proponents often… Go To Full Article

MOONDROP x Crinacle DUSK In-Ear Monitors @ TechPowerUp

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MOONDROP and IEM influencer Crinacle come together to release the highly anticipated DUSK, a new set of IEMs based off the Blessing 3. It re-works the driver configuration, comes with a new faceplate, and then tries to change the game… Go To Full Article

Mozilla urges WhatsApp to combat misinformation ahead of global elections

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In 2024, four billion people — about half the world’s population — in 64 countries including large democracies like the US and India, will head to the polls. Social media companies like Meta, YouTube and TikTok, have promised to protect… Go To Full Article

Even the indie game El Paso, Elsewhere is getting turned into a movie

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Hollywood has really begun flexing its video game adaptation muscle in the wake of the spectacular success of the Fallout TV show and The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Even indie publishers are getting some of those sweet, sweet development contracts.… Go To Full Article

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is coming to Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play on April 25

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The second installment in EA's Star Wars Jedi series is coming to Game Pass Ultimate, PC Game Pass and EA Play this week. Subscribers can continue Cal Kestis' journey in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on April 25, almost a year… Go To Full Article

The EU opens an investigation into TikTok Lite, citing addiction concerns

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The European Union (EU) has opened a second formal investigation into TikTok and has accused the platform of running afoul of the region’s Digital Services Act (DSA), according to a report by TechCrunch. The probe involves the addictive nature of… Go To Full Article

Facebook opens its Android-based Quest operating system to other VR device makers

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Today we’re taking the next step toward our vision for a more open computing platform for the metaverse. We’re opening up the operating system powering our Meta Quest devices to third-party hardware makers, giving more choice to consumers and a… Go To Full Article

Meta opens Quest OS to third parties, including ASUS and Lenovo

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In a huge move for the mixed reality industry, Meta announced today that it's opening the Quest's operating system to third-party companies, allowing them to build headsets of their own. Think of it like moving the Quest's ecosystem from an… Go To Full Article

Partition, Clone, or Back Up Your Hard Drive With This App While it's Still $34.99

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Organizing your hard drive is a process, and it's more than just keeping your device free of clutter. If you use automated cloud storage, it means making sure the correct files are placed in synced folders. If you're concerned about… Go To Full Article

Anker's Soundcore Space A40 wireless earbuds are back down to $49 right now

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Anker's Soundcore Space A40 is the top recommendation in our guide to the best budget wireless earbuds, as it offers enjoyable sound and a meaty set of features for well under $100. If you're looking to buy a set on… Go To Full Article

The Eurocom 780W AC Power Adapter Review: Big Power For Big Laptops

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While desktop PC power supplies receive the bulk of enthusiasts’ attention for good reasons – not the least of which being the vast selection of options that comes from being a standardized part – power supplies as a whole aren’t… Go To Full Article

JEDEC Extends DDR5 Memory Specification to 8800 MT/s

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When JEDEC released its DDR5 specification (JESD79) back in 2020, the standard setting organization defined precise specs for modules with speed bins of up to 6400 MT/s, while leaving the spec open to further expansions with faster memory as technology… Go To Full Article

The best college graduation gifts

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Graduating college is a huge achievement. If you’d like to show your appreciation for a tech-savvy grad, or if you just want to help them acclimate to their new life, there are tons of gadgets and services you can gift… Go To Full Article

New version of Tiny11 Builder lets you debloat any Windows 11 build or version

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The maker of Tiny11, a third-party project that aims to make Windows 11 less bloated with unnecessary parts, released a new version of Tiny11 Builder, a special tool that lets you create a custom Windows 11 image tailored to your… Go To Full Article

AOC Announces the Graphic Pro U3 Series Monitors for Professionals and Creators

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Display specialist AOC proudly announces a new line of monitors meticulously crafted for the unique needs of creative professionals. With exceptional color accuracy, cutting-edge features, and a sleek, award-winning design, the AOC Graphic Pro U3 Series is set to revolutionize… Go To Full Article

Proton Mail’s paid users will now get alerts if their info has been posted

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Proton Mail has introduced Dark Web Monitoring for its paid users, which will keep them informed of breaches or leaks they may have been affected by. If anything's been spotted on the dark web, the feature will send out alerts… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm teases Snapdragon X announcement

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Is it the Apple busting Snapdragon X Elite? In a rather cryptic teaser, Qualcomm has hinted at a significant announcement regarding the Snapdragon X chipset, expected early this week. On Friday, Qualcomm released… Go To Full Article

Zen 5 APU rumours are cranking up

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Speculations suggest that AMD might be brewing two versions of this technology. One is a robust 16-core variant with the full 40 CUs for the GPU, and the other is a slightly more restrained 12-core with 32 CUs. The buzz… Go To Full Article

Torvalds thinks AI is a huge laugh

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Contrary to dismissing AI, Torvalds acknowledges its potential, stating, "That's not to say I don't think AI will be helpful in the future." He even points out a positive outcome already: "NVIDIA has gotten better at talking to Linux kernel… Go To Full Article

MediaTek announces Dimensity 6300 SoC

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MediaTek has announced its newest Dimensity 6300 SoC that will be coming to mid-range smartphones this year. Built on a 6nm manufacturing at TSMC, the Dimensity 6300 SoC is an octa-core SoC with two Cortex-A76 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores,… Go To Full Article

Z80 chip finally retired

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The legendary integrated circuit, crafted by Federico Faggin, will only be available for a few months for enthusiasts to place their orders before Zilog's manufacturing ally withdraws support for this venerable technology. Go To Full Article

AI can exploit security by reading a book

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UIUC’s Richard Fang, Rohan Bindu, Akul Gupta, and Daniel Kang have penned a paper claiming that OpenAI's GPT-4 can, without any human hand-holding, exploit vulnerabilities in real-world systems if you just hand it a CVE advisory on a silver platter. Go To Full Article

Rivos set to churn out AI server chip

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The dark satanic rumour mill claims that the outfit is set to churn out its first AI server chip, giving Nvidia a run for its money. Nvidia's been hogging the AI chip market like it's their birthright, but Rivos is… Go To Full Article

Galax rolls out low-profile RTX 4060 graphics card

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Galax has unveiled a rather interesting low-profile graphics card based on AD107 GPU, the Galax RTX 4060 low-profile. Although currently only available in Japan, the new low-profile RTX 4060 could be coming to the rest of the world, as it… Go To Full Article

GPU-Z updated to version v2.59.0

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TechPowerUp has released the newest version of its GPU-Z, a comprehensive graphics sub-system information, diagnostic, and monitoring utility. The newest version, v2.59.0, fixes several issues with Resizable BAR, as well as adds support for new Nvidia Ada GPUs. Go To Full Article

DeepCool Announces the CH160 ITX Case

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DeepCool, a leader in innovative PC cooling solutions, unveils a compact solution for PC enthusiasts seeking portability without compromising performance - the CH160 ITX Case. The CH160 sets a new standard for portable PC cases, offering tremendous airflow in a… Go To Full Article

Turtle Beach Dismantles ROCCAT Brand, Carries on Products and Support

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The ROCCAT brand is officially reaching the end of its life today, as Turtle Beach has confirmed that ROCCAT will not be a separate brand anymore but rather integrated under the covers of Turtle Beach. Turtle Beach has noted: "We… Go To Full Article

Intel Arc GPU Graphics Drivers 101.5444 Beta Released

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Intel over the weekend released the latest version of its Arc GPU Graphics drivers. Version 101.5444 Beta comes with significant performance uplifts for certain DirectX 11 games. Tested at 1080p with an Arc A770 and the highest in-game settings, the… Go To Full Article

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