XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 RAW II Ultra Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2019-09-17 read/post comments(0)

With the 210W Performance BIOS, the XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 RAW II Ultra card can deliver quite a bit of performance, while keeping the temperatures at bay and the noise at decent levels. As we have seen with the latest Ryzen processors, the GPU overclocks itself depending on the read values from the sensors, so manual overclocking is pretty much useless in most cases. read more

Toshiba N300 10TB NAS Hard Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2019-09-12 read/post comments(0)

Thanks to the increased density and buffer size, we are seeing an increase of performance of the 10TB N300 versus the 8GB variant, matching the rated data transfer speeds from the product datasheet. The seek operations can be clearly heard when the drive is installed into a computer case, but this should be a non-issue when using the product in a home or SMB NAS. N300 was designed to operate in multi-drive NAS setups, so they have RV sensors integrated for detecting shocks and compensate rotational vibration. read more

1MORE Piston Fit Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-09-08 read/post comments(0)

Right after fitting our preferred ear tips, we have started using the product while connected to both the laptop and our smartphone; thanks to its very low weight of just 18g, you can barely notice you are wearing it, while the soft grooved neckband did remain secure while talking some walks. Piston Fit BT can deliver a clean sound, with a decent amount of bass, which can be customized even further via the EQ settings. The voices in the movies and YouTube clips we did watch were clearly understandable and this is quite an advantage if you are using the headphones for lots of audio conferences as well. read more

CORSAIR K57 RGB WIRELESS Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-09-04 read/post comments(0)

We have tested the keyboard in different games such as Control, Need for Speed: Payback, Metro: Exodus and Hitman 2: thanks to the SLIPSTREAM wireless technology, we did not feel any lag at all when using it, which proves that this tech is well applicable with gaming keyboards. This product was thought as a mainstream offering, judging by the inclusion of the rubber domes, but comes with the latest CAPELLIX LEDs which offer more efficiency in terms of battery life. read more

Silicon Power P34A80 PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 1TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2019-08-27 read/post comments(0)

The 1TB version of the P34A80 SSD does not disappoint at all and in many cases, we have seen even higher read speeds than its 512GB version counterpart. The caching is improved thanks to the double capacity of RAM and well optimized firmware and after the SLC portion gets filled up, we can expect write speeds hovering around 1GB/s. One extra fact to consider is that this product is offered with no less than 5 years warranty, quite enough for a consumer-oriented SSD! read more

Patriot Memory Viper V370 RGB 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-08-20 read/post comments(0)

We have tested the V370 RGB Surround with different audio material such as YouTube music clips, standalone MP3s, games and movies. At the default, non-Ultra Bass Response setting, the low frequencies are not very punchy, the accent being put more on mids and highs; if the audio material you are listening does contain lots of vocals, then this is the mode you should operate in. However, the headset really becomes alive after enabling the two dedicated mini subwoofers, and we felt the vibration even when only holding the earcups in your hands; this is definitely the mode to be used with games and action movies! read more
Storage/SSD Silicon Power Bolt B75 Ultra-Thin Portable SSD Review by stefan @ 2019-08-16
Audio/Others 1MORE Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ear Headphones Review by stefan @ 2019-08-13
Others/Mice & Keyboards Dream Machines DM1 FPS Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-08-08
Others/Mice & Keyboards Patriot Memory Viper V570 RGB Blackout Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-08-02
Audio/Others CORSAIR HS35 Stereo Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2019-07-30

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

[M] XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 RAW II Ultra Video Card Review

@ 2019/09/17 read/post comments(0)
With the 210W Performance BIOS, the XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 RAW II Ultra card can deliver quite a bit of performance, while keeping the temperatures at bay and the noise at decent levels. As we have seen… Go To Full Article

Phanteks Eclipse P360X @ TechPowerUp

@ 2019/09/16 read/post comments(0)
The Phanteks Eclipse P360X is an updated variant of the P300 with a cool new front and more RGB elements, which can be controlled directly through the built-in controller. On top of that, the frame of the P360X comes with… Go To Full Article

SABRENT 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD

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" If you're after a super-fast M.2 NVMe SSD, then there is no question the SABRENT 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 Internal SSD Extreme Performance Solid State Drive is for you. Go and grab one before they are… Go To Full Article

Nissan envisions car-themed esports gaming chairs

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Nissan's connection to gaming might extend beyond the occasional car in a racing sim. The automaker has joined with FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming to design a trio of "esports gaming chairs" themed around (what else?) some of its more… Go To Full Article

AI can gauge the risk of dying from heart conditions

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AI's ability to predict threats to your health could soon include deadly heart conditions. Researchers at MIT's CSAIL have developed a machine learning system, RiskCardio, that can estimate the risk of death due to cardiovascular issues that block o... Go To Full Article

Volkswagen’s bold plan to create a new car operating system

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Eventually, that’s going to mean a single software stack common across VW Group’s vehicles—everything from the instrument displays and the infotainment to powertrain and chassis management (think traction and stability control or advanced driver assistance systems), plus a common connected… Go To Full Article

OnePlus 7T Pro may debut on October 10th

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You might only have to wait a few weeks more if you've been holding off for a OnePlus 7T. The historically accurate OnLeaks and Compareraja have claimed that both the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro will be unveiled on October… Go To Full Article

TRENDnet TUC-ET2G USB-C 3.1 to 2.5GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter Review

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2.5G network performance for both USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3 Type-C compatible systems is here and today we're testing the TUC-ET2G adapter by TRENDnet. Go To Full Article

Central banks to question Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency

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Facebook is about to undergo further scrutiny of its Libra cryptocurrency, and it may have to answer some difficult questions. Officials speaking to the Financial Times said that Libra representatives are meeting with officials from 26 central banks... … Go To Full Article

New York state bans sales of flavored e-cigarettes

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New York isn't waiting for the federal government to take action on teen vaping. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an "emergency executive action" that will ban sales of flavored e-cigarettes. The move will see the state Department of Health's Co...… Go To Full Article

MSI RX 5700 XT GAMING X Review @ Vortez

@ 2019/09/16 read/post comments(0)
In the spotlight today is the RX 5700 GAMING X – MSI’s flagship 5700 XT, ascending straight to the top of the pack in their AMD GPU lineup. This new graphics card not only features the Twin Frozr 7 cooler… Go To Full Article

'Gears 5' will add new modes and maps in its first six months

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Now that Gears 5 is out the door, The Coalition and Microsoft are ready to preview what's next. They've outlined what you can expect in the first six months, and there shouldn't be a shortage of new material. The initial… Go To Full Article

Decades-old missing person case solved with Google Earth photos

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The body of a man who had been missing for nearly 22 years was found this week thanks to Google Maps, according to the Sun Sentinel. Remains of 40-year-old William Moldt turned up in a pond located behind a housing… Go To Full Article

SIM-based attack has been used to spy on people for two years

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In a few cases,your SIM card may pose more of a security risk than your phone's software. AdaptiveMobile Security researchers say they've discovered a new vulnerability, nicknamed Simjacker, that's being used to surveil people's devices by an unname... … Go To Full Article

Discord is pulling its subscription service's free games library

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Discord's Nitro subscription service stepped into Steam territory last year when it gave subscribers access to a curated library of games. It only ever offered a fraction of the titles Steam has -- it launched with just over 60, including… Go To Full Article

Deluge of Pixel 4 photos confirms a few of the phone's key specs

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If you thought the torrent of detailed Pixel 4 leaks was over, you have another thing coming. Vietnamese phone shop D Store Mobile has sent nearly two dozen photos of a pre-release Pixel 4 XL to The Verge that appear… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 may come in a 15-inch model

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To date, you've had to buy a Surface Book 2 if you've wanted a Microsoft-made laptop larger than 13.5-inches. Soon, though, you might not have to spend quite so much to get a large surface. The historically accurate WinFuture claims… Go To Full Article

Mercedes' latest high-tech concept car is a throwback to 1901

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Many of Mercedes' concept cars are focused squarely on the future, but its newest example goes back in time even as it aims to go forward. The automaker has unveiled a Vision Mercedes Simplex concept car that hearkens back to… Go To Full Article

Galaxy Tab S6 review: Good notepad, bad notebook

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While the rest of the industry may have given up on making premium Android tablets, Samsung isn't quitting just yet. It still believes Google's software has the potential to power superthin and light 2-in-1s, and so it recently unveiled a… Go To Full Article

The creators of 'Silicon Valley' are making a Match.com origin series

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The co-creators of Silicon Valley are developing a series on the origins of Match.com, according to Variety. John Altschuler and David Krinsky are reportedly adapting a book entitled The Players Ball: A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History… Go To Full Article

Decades-old missing person case solved with Google Earth photos

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The body of a man who had been missing for nearly 22 years was found this week thanks to Google Maps, according to the Sun Sentinel. Remains of 40-year-old Wiliam Moldt turned up in a pond located behind a housing… Go To Full Article

MoviePass is shutting down on September 14th

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MoviePass is shutting down. On Friday, the subscription service announced it will stop offering discounted movie tickets on Saturday, September 14th. In a press release, the company said its "efforts to recapitalize MoviePass have not been successful... Go To Full Article

‘Gwent: The Witcher Card Game’ comes out on iOS on October 29th

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After it was first announced in March, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is finally making its way to iOS later this month. Starting on October 29th, both iPhone and iPad owners will be able to play the free-to-play collectible card… Go To Full Article

Microsoft is considering foldable devices with liquid-filled hinges

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Microsoft's dreams of dual-screen devices aren't disappearing any time soon. A recent patent filing from the company details a clamshell device concept whose hinge is filled with a liquid or gas to reduce strain on a foldable display and prevent… Go To Full Article

TCL Shows Off 132-Inch Micro LED 4K UHDTV: 24,000,000 Micro LEDs

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Direct view Micro LED displays are a relatively new display technology that so far has been publicly demonstrated only by Samsung and Sony, the two of which tend to experiment with variety of technologies in general. At IFA last week… Go To Full Article

YouTube stops counting ad views in its top music charts

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YouTube is boosting the integrity of its music charts. The video giant will no longer count ad views toward rankings on the YouTube Music Charts, instead relying solely on "organic" views like direct links, embeds, searches and the Trending section....… Go To Full Article

Corsair Reveals Vengeance LPX DDR4-4866 Memory Kit

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Corsair on Thursday released its fastest memory kit to date, the Vengeance LPX DDR4-4866, aimed at the most performance-hungry enthusiasts. The modules are specifically tested for compatibility AMD’s Ryzen 3000/X570 platforms, though they can work with Intel-based PCs too.… Go To Full Article

Adobe Premiere Pro can automatically reframe your videos

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Reframing video footage to fit a different aspect ratio is a painful process. Simply changing your project's settings from a widescreen aspect ratio to a square one won't cut it; you'll also have to shift the footage around to keep… Go To Full Article

Industry's First MAMR HDD Announced: Western Digital Reveals 18 TB DC HC550 Hard Driv

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Western Digital has formally announced the industry’s first hard drives featuring microwave assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) technology. Kicking things off with capacities of 16 TB and 18 TB, the Ultrastar DC HC550 HDDs are designed to offer consistent performance at… Go To Full Article

HTC Unveils Final Specs & Availability Date of Cosmos VR Headset for PCs

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HTC this week announced final specifications as well as availability date of the Vive Cosmos, its next-generation tethered VR headset, which promises numerous improvements along with modularity for further upgrades. Among the key features of the Vive Cosmos are higher… Go To Full Article

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