Noctua NH-D15 CPU Tower Air Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2015-01-27 read/post comments()

Austrian company NOCTUA, known for their silent yet efficient processor coolers, released last year their behemoth NH-D15 cooler. The successor of their successful NH-D14 had to have even more performance while keeping the noise level still comfortable for day to day living room operations. This cooler is designed to handle the heat output of the latest hexa and octa-core crunching processors without breaking a sweat, thus for people who don't overclock or for those that don't run high wattage setups this cooler is pure overkill. Time to pop the package and see what Noctua has in store for us with their flagship NH-D15 tower CPU cooler. read more

Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB Fully Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-01-21 read/post comments()

Corsair have really outdone themselves with the release of the K70 RGB keyboard, by providing near unlimited possibilities regarding the LED lighting configuration thanks to the CUE software but also a large number of customizations are available per-key. read more

HIS Multi-View USB Portable Docking Station Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-01-16 read/post comments(0)

For people constantly on-the go, the HIS Multi-View USB Portable Docking station comes to help by providing an extra HDMI port, one VGA port but also one Ethernet gigabit port, all in a single adapter; potential customers will say that by plugging this device we will lose one available USB 3.0 port, but HIS had this in mind and has also provided one extra USB 3.0 to complement the lost one. read more

BAPCo TabletMark v3 Benchmark Presentation

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-01-15 read/post comments()

The new TabletMark benchmark from BAPCo is one interesting software each hardware enthusiast should check out, which is offered free of charge and thanks to the community the database will grow consistently in order to have comparisons between lots of tablet models which are now present on the market from different manufacturers. read more

UleFone Be One Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-01-12 read/post comments(1)

The Be One model from UleFone sports a newer Android version than Kolina K100+ V6, 4.4.2 and we have promises Android 5.0 will be also available for this model. Speaking of the device performances, we are dealing with the quite familiar octa-core MTK6592, which was released after the quad-core MTK6589, none of them sporting stellar performances regarding the GPS. The MTK6592 can be found in three different versions: 1.7GHz which was the first one and we have seen it at the iOCEAN X7S and X8, the later 2.0GHz Turbo version which we have seen with the ThL 5000 and Kolina K100+ V6, but also 1.4GHz which is the lowest clocked and also has only 600MHz 3D clock. Be One comes… read more

Synology DS415play NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-01-11 read/post comments(0)

Synology presents itself with another high-quality NAS model, the DS415Play which is oriented to home users with plenty of multimedia content for playback on different devices. Thanks to the Intel solution, unsupported file formats will be converted for different devices on-the fly so they will be played without additional issues. The 1.6GHz dual-core processor is paired with a total of 1GB DDR3 (non-upgradable) and the manufacturer is still using the proven 4-bay plastic chassis which we have seen with the DS412+. read more
Others/Networking Gear TP-LINK Archer C8 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Review by stefan @ 2015-01-07
Audio/Others SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2015-01-05
Mobile/Smart Phones Kolína K100 + V6 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-01-02
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Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3 With Bug Fixes and Reduced Storage Requirements

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Today Apple sent out the newest version of iOS to all devices capable of running versions of iOS 8. This update brings iOS to version 8.1.3, and like the 8.1.2 patch before it, this update is aimed at squashing bugs… Go To Full Article

Sony Xperia Z4 to skip MWC according to a new report

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If you were excited to see the Sony Xperia Z4 get announced at the Mobile World Congress in March, you may have to wait a little longer. According to a new report published on XperiaBlog, Sony isn’t going to announce… Go To Full Article

What is OS X’s Launchpad and How Does it Work?

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If you’re new to OS X, or even if you’re not and you’re simply used to pinning everything to the Dock, you might have wondered what Launchpad is, what it does, and how to use it. Go To Full Article

Windows 10: the mess begins

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Microsoft appears to have further muddied the waters with its announcements about Windows 10 last week. The new version of Windows, which no one really expects to be available until September this year at the earliest, is supposed to run… Go To Full Article

Moment's camera case gives your iPhone a two-stage shutter key

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If there's one thing (and there is) I miss about carrying around my Lumia 1020, it's that phone's dedicated, two-stage camera button. Designed to mimic "real" camera shutter releases, it's a feature I've missed dearly on my current daily driver,… Go To Full Article

Snapchat delivers news (and ads) with Discover

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It's been a long time in the making, but Snapchat's new Discover feature is ready to go... and so is the app's transformation from a pure messaging service into a full-blown media destination. Once the app update is in place,… Go To Full Article

Introducing SilentiumPC Supremo M1 Gold 550W PSU

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Developed with maximum reliability and rock stable power delivery in mind new SilentiumPC Supremo M1 Gold 550W PSU is built using only premium-grade components. Advanced layout includes Japanese main capacitor, Taiwanese solid-state capacitors as well as DC-DC converters. The unit… Go To Full Article

Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 Memory Now Available

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Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today announced the availability of Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 memory. Designed to enhance high-performance gaming environments and push performance limits, the new modules deliver introductory speeds starting at 2666 MT/s,… Go To Full Article

Unreal Engine 4 demo blurs line between rendered and reality

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I've seen a lot of impressive game-engine footage over the years, but nothing quite like the Unreal Engine 4 demo put together by level designer and "CG generalist" Benoit Dereau. Dubbed Unreal Paris, this four-minute clip looks like looks like… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi Redmi 2 with upgraded specs coming soon

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The upgraded version will offer double the RAM and storage of the original model. The Redmi 2 is already a device poised for success, thanks to its low price and relatively feature-packed hardware, but Xiaomi is apparently not ready to… Go To Full Article

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Windows to Take Screenshots

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There are many tools out there for taking screenshots in Windows. However, it’s not necessary to install a third party application for this purpose. The Snipping Tool, included in Windows Vista and later, allows you to take various types of… Go To Full Article

EVGA unleashes four new ambidextrous gaming mice

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At last year's CES, we got our first look at EVGA's Torq X10 Carbon, a stylish gaming mouse with an ambidextrous design. EVGA has now supplemented that mouse with four new rodents, each of which combines similar ambidextrousness with more… Go To Full Article

Boeing and SpaceX schedule crucial safety tests ahead of ISS trips

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SpaceX and Boeing spoke together in public for the first time with NASA and unveiled their plans to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017. NASA selected the companies last September to build manned spacecraft for its… Go To Full Article

MSI GT80 Titan SLI Review

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This is the worlds first laptop with Cherry MX brown mechanical keys (Backlit) in an 18″ chassis with GTX 980M SLI and the latest i7 CPU… to name just a few of the crazy specifications (did we mention 4x m.2… Go To Full Article

Self-destructing chat app Wickr uses cat pics to hide photos in plain sight

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Doing its part to contribute to the feline takeover of the internet, the secure chat app Wickr is now relying on adorable kitties to protect your private photo posts. The company is pulling the wraps off a new self-destructing photo… Go To Full Article

GTX 970 Memory Drama: Plot Thickens, NVIDIA has to Revise Specs

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It looks like NVIDIA's first response to the GeForce GTX 970 memory allocation controversy clearly came from engineers who were pulled out of their weekend plans, and hence was too ambiguously technical (even for us). It's only on Monday that… Go To Full Article

Smart mattress cover can control the temperature and the coffeemaker

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For those who can't commit to a $1,000 mattress (a lot of people, most likely) even if it is high-tech, this much cheaper smart mattress cover called Luna might be the better choice. It's embedded with sensors to detect breathing… Go To Full Article

Tron-like Glow headphones pulse to the music and your heart

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At first glance, a pair of Glow headphones might seem like gimmicky glow-in-the-dark earbuds that are designed to get your attention and not much else. But look a little closer and you'll find something a whole lot more interesting: Glow… Go To Full Article

Prynt's smartphone instant selfie printer lands on Kickstarter for pre-orders

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Is 2015 the year that we start rolling back the progress of the last 20 years? In addition to dressing like extras from The Facts of Life, we've started buying Vinyl again and people are even discovering the "joys" of… Go To Full Article

Motorola returns to China, launches Moto X, Moto X Pro, and Moto G

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Motorola is now officially back in one of the most competitive mobile markets. Motorola announced earlier this month that it would be reentering the Chinese market after two years of absence, and the big day has finally come for the… Go To Full Article

Dell Updates Ultrabook Thin M3800 Mobile Workstation With 4K Display

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Today Dell is taking the wraps off of an updated version of the M3800 mobile workstation which first launched in November 2013. This is the first thin and light mobile workstation, with a thickness of just 0.31” - 0.71” (8… Go To Full Article

Tesoro Gandiva H1L Laser Gaming Mouse Review @

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The aesthetics of the Tesoro Gandiva H1L laser gaming mouse are the first thing that grabbed my attention, and despite the solid performance of the device, they are the first thing I would like to comment on in the conclusion.… Go To Full Article

Transcend SSD370 (128GB, 256GB & 512GB) Review

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We got the first glimpse of Transcend's SSD370 at Computex last year and now the drive has been in retail for quite some time. The interesting bit about the drive is its custom Transcend firmware, which is accompanied by a… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Core V21 Micro-ATX Case Review

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The Core series by Thermaltake launched with the E-ATX full tower Core V71 last year. Since then, Thermaltake has expanded into the mid-tower (V31, V41, V51) and mini-ITX (V1) form factors. The Core V21 that Benchmark Reviews will take a… Go To Full Article

ASUSTOR Adds 4 New Tower Models to 50T/51T Enterprise-Class

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ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of 4 new NAS devices primarily aimed at prosumers and small to medium business users. These new high capacity tower models consist of the AS5008T,… Go To Full Article

Super-thin Kevlar layers promise safer, slimmer batteries

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Scientists have spent a lot of time trying to lengthen battery life, but safety and thickness matter, too. Just ask Boeing about that first problem -- its 787 Dreamliner was grounded for months thanks to battery fires. However, a group… Go To Full Article

ASUS STRIX 7.1 headset review

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Spacial positioning is very important for gamers. Knowing the exact location of other players can make the difference between winning and losing. Because of this many headset manufacturers add ‘virtual surround sound,’ via their back-end software. This is not good… Go To Full Article

Xbox One's controller quicker, less wonky with latest preview

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If you've been experiencing random disconnection with your Xbox One's controller, there may be relief in site, according to a Major Nelson blog post. The latest preview features a controller update that's supposed to fix "(stability) issues submitted... … Go To Full Article

[M] Noctua NH-D15 CPU Tower Air Cooler Review

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Austrian company NOCTUA, known for their silent yet efficient processor coolers, released last year their behemoth NH-D15 cooler. The successor of their successful NH-D14 had to have even more performance while keeping the noise level still comfortable for day to… Go To Full Article

Introducing SilentiumPC Supremo M1 Gold 550W PSU

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Developed with maximum reliability and rock stable power delivery in mind new SilentiumPC Supremo M1 Gold 550W PSU is built using only premium-grade components. Advanced layout includes Japanese main capacitor, Taiwanese solid-state capacitors as well as DC-DC converters. The unit… Go To Full Article

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