CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB SE Mouse + MM1000 Qi Wireless Mouse Pad Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-05-25 read/post comments(0)

Thanks to the included PixArt PMW3367 sensor, there were absolutely no issues during intense action scenes and paired with the MM1000 pad, you can also enjoy excellent precision. When using the mouse on 2.4GHz wireless, we did plug the adapter as instructed by the manufacturer (in the spare USB 3.0 port of the pad); after the mouse is powered on, it will attempt to connect and during this process, the mouse cursor will be a bit non-responsive (1-2 seconds). After the connection has been finalized, we did notice the same amount of responsiveness as we would have been using it in wired mode. read more

Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2018-05-20 read/post comments(0)

After wearing the Outlier Black for a while, we were impressed how light it does feel and comfortable, given its choice of materials (mostly plastic). The custom-tuned 40mm Neodymium magnet drivers do sound really nice while playing music of different kinds and did not distort even at medium to high volume levels. The headset does use a SBC audio codec in Bluetooth mode; when you do choose to playback audio content only, you won’t have any quality issues, but as soon as we did enable the headset to take phone calls, the quality has dropped. We would recommend using the Creative Outlier Black with the AUX-in cable for phone calls, because you won’t have any quality drops this way. read more

Silicon Power Armor A75 2TB USB 3.1 HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2018-05-15 read/post comments(0)

The new Armor A75 USB 3.1 external HDD does come with a professional looking chassis, which is also very light thanks to the aluminum build, impact resistant up to 1.22m and can operate between 5 and 55 degrees Celsius. It does also come with an USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C interface and the 2TB capacity should fit most user needs for backup purposes. read more

ROCCAT Kone AIMO Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-05-09 read/post comments(0)

As the original Kone, AIMO was designed for people with larger hands, while its comfortable shape does really help during longer gaming sessions. With the revised LED lighting setup, Kone AIMO looks more interesting than before, and thanks to the 4D silent titan scroll wheel, the lateral buttons and the EasyShift[+] function, we can assign plenty of macros to it. read more

Creative Metallix Plus Portable Water-resistant Bluetooth Speaker Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2018-05-06 read/post comments(0)

After fully-charging the speaker (a full charge takes about five-six hours), we did pair it to our Huawei P10 Plus smartphone and started listening to tracks on TuneIn Radio but also SoundCloud; right away, we were not only impressed by the overall volume of such a small speaker, but also its ability to handle bass! Creative has quite a bit of experience in this area and the custom-tuned drivers along with the passive radiator seem to do wonders. Judging by the Metallix Plus performance, it is ideal to bring it with yourself at small, private parties but can also handle the outside environment since it was built with IPX5 splash proof capabilities. read more

SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC Hi-Res Gaming Audio System Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2018-05-04 read/post comments(0)

After finishing up with the hardware setup, we have started using the system in the regular PC mode; The Forest game is quite atmospheric and the Arctis Pro can assist with its optimized drivers in order to deliver an interesting experience. Next, we did try Mad Max and the large 40mm drivers were able to deliver good lows so the engine sounds and gunshots were represented well, which were a pleasure to listen at higher volumes.   After switching the GameDAC to the Hi-Res Mode, we have done some research and found out that there is not a lot of 24/96 audio material out there. You would be in luck if you do own a Tidal subscription or you can… read more
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Motherboards/Intel S1151 BIOSTAR Racing Z370GT6 LGA1151 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2018-04-22
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[M] CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB SE Mouse + MM1000 Qi Wireless Mouse Pad Review

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Thanks to the included PixArt PMW3367 sensor, there were absolutely no issues during intense action scenes and paired with the MM1000 pad, you can also enjoy excellent precision. When using the mouse on 2.4GHz wireless, we did plug the adapter… Go To Full Article

Google and LG Display have made the highest resolution VR screen yet

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Google and LG Display have joined forces to design the clearest OLED display to date. The 4.3-inch screen, which Google recently revealed at Display Week, is designed to push the boundaries of VR image quality with an incredible 1,443 ppi… Go To Full Article

Apple signs deal with VW

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Fruity cargo cult will work with Hitler's favourite car company The super-green Apple will work alongside a European car maker which has been fined for fiddling its emission ratings to take control of its employee's self-driving shuttles. Go To Full Article

US court rules against Samsung over iPhone design

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Neither side happy A US court has ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for infringing five patents with Android phones it sold in 2010 and 2011, but there are major reasons why Apple will not… Go To Full Article

Paypal lets you spend money in Gmail, YouTube and more

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Android Pay users have been able to dip into their PayPal accounts for a little over a year. Now, the money transfer service has partnered with Google to provide a more seamless way to use it across products like Google… Go To Full Article

Boba Fett 'Star Wars' movie is in the works

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Just as the latest Star Wars Anthology movie, Solo, hits theaters, The Hollywood Reporter says that a movie featuring Boba Fett is in development. James Mangold, who directed The Wolverine before serving as writer and director on Logan will write… Go To Full Article

Vive Focus VR update lets you take calls from the real world

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Even though the Vive Focus won't be available outside of China until later this year, it's already getting a major update which will make it a lot more versatile. At the annual Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen just now, HTC… Go To Full Article

ASUS will ship its NVIDIA G-Sync HDR monitor in June

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Acer jumped ahead of the pack when it became the first manufacturer to put an NVIDIA G-Sync HDR monitor (which syncs refresh rates with GeForce GTX graphics cards) on sale last week. ASUS is following hot on its trail though,… Go To Full Article

Airbnb tests its own version of Snapchat's Stories for rentals

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Even Airbnb can't resist the urge to copy Snapchat, it seems. The home rental outfit is quietly beta testing a Stories feature in its iPhone app that (surprise!) lets you document your trips with photos and short videos. You can… Go To Full Article

16GB NVIDIA Tesla V100 Gets Reprieve; Remains in Production

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Back in March at their annual GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA announced the long-anticipated 32GB version of their flagship Tesla V100 accelerator. By using newer 8-Hi HBM2 memory stacks, NVIDIA was able to double the accelerator’s previous 16GB of VRAM to… Go To Full Article

Jury rules Samsung owes Apple $539 million in iPhone patent trial

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In a patent case that has been running since 2011, today a jury ruled that Samsung owes Apple $539 million in total. In 2012 Apple was awarded $1 billion in damages, and Samsung agreed to pay as much as $548… Go To Full Article

Why Android P gestures are a risk worth taking

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Instead, the problem with the gestures in the current iteration of the Android P beta is one that is sadly familiar to Android users: jank. That's the technical term (no really) that Google itself uses to describe the behavior of… Go To Full Article

G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 @ TechPowerUp

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If you like customization and modularity in your peripherals, then the G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780 is definitely worth checking out. It offers a fully ambidextrous design with interchangeable side panels and a height-adjustable back panel for maximum comfort. Go To Full Article

Essential reportedly cancels next phone, considers sale

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It's barely a year since Android founder Andy Rubin launched Essential, a new smartphone startup, and he's already considering giving it up for sale. According to Bloomberg, Rubin and co. has hired Credit Suisse Group AG to consult on a… Go To Full Article

Instapaper temporarily shuts down in Europe to comply with GDPR

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Every company that does business in the EU is sending out notifications of their compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that reach their final compliance date March 25th. Instapaper, however, is taking different approach,... Go To Full Article

Pluto is a Giant Comet

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I think I am finally just going to stand my ground on this one and go with Jerry. Pluto is a planet. However, not everyone is with Jerry on this. Southwest Research Institute is suggesting that Pluto is nothing more… Go To Full Article

Tesla may reveal the Model Y this year... maybe

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Elon Musk can't stop shooting from the hip on Twitter. Last night, the Tesla chief said he might reveal the mysterious Model Y SUV on March 15th, 2019, "because the Ides of March sounded good." He then clarified that the… Go To Full Article

Building a basic gaming PC with AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G

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As my friends know, I have a peculiar fondness for testing the limits of low-grade hardware. For that reason, when AMD's Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega Graphics—better known as "the Ryzen APUs"—finally hit the market I was pretty eager to… Go To Full Article

US reportedly launches probe into cryptocurrency price-fixing

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It feels like cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are going mainstream. They're becoming more heavily regulated around the world, in diverse places like Japan and New York. Now people are being investigated for price fixing. According to Bloomberg, the US... … Go To Full Article

Google will always do evil

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One day in late April or early May, Google removed the phrase "don't be evil" from its code of conduct. After 18 years as the company's motto, those three words and chunks of their accompanying corporate clauses were unceremoniously deleted… Go To Full Article

Acer Predator Helios 300 SE: White and Gold Gaming Laptop

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Acer has announced its new 15.6-inch gaming laptop that brings together performance and style. The Predator Helios 300 Special Edition uses Intel’s latest six-core processors as well as NVIDIA’s discrete graphics, yet one of the main selling points of the… Go To Full Article

YouTube direct messaging moves from mobile to desktop

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YouTube has been flirting with in-app messaging for a bit on mobile, and now it's finally ready to roll out private video messaging to the web. It looks pretty easy to use too, according to 9to5Google. In the upper righthand… Go To Full Article

Facebook suggests Europeans won't be compensated for data fiasco

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Apparently, people in the European Union expected a payout from Facebook following the Cambridge Analytica data fiasco. "This was clearly a breach of trust," the social network said in a statement to Reuters. "However, it's important to remember that... Go To Full Article

ASUS’ ROG Swift PG27UQ G-Sync HDR Display Due in Late June For $1999

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ASUS this week announced the final specs, official price, and launch timeframe for its highly-anticipated ROG Swift PG27UQ monitor that supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync HDR technology and features a 4K Ultra HD resolution as well as a 144 Hz maximum refresh… Go To Full Article

Russia denies planning botnet cyberattack on Ukraine

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Russia has denied planning a major cyberattack that would disrupt soccer's Champions League final this weekend. Ukraine's SBU security service said on Wednesday that malware infecting hundreds of thousands of routers was the work of Russian hackers p... … Go To Full Article

NTSB's preliminary report on Uber crash focuses on emergency braking

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Today, the NTSB released preliminary findings for an accident back in March, in which a self-driving Uber vehicle collided with a pedestrian. The pedestrian was killed. "At 1.3 seconds before impact, the self-driving system determined that emergency... Go To Full Article

Acer pumps up its Predator Helios 300 and 500 gaming laptops

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Acer first floated its Predator Helios 300-series gaming laptops around this time last year. At its next@Acer event, the manufacturer revealed that it's making some tweaks to the Helios 300 laptops packing GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1060 graphics. The… Go To Full Article

Acer Unveils New Nitro 50 Series Gaming Desktop PCs: Affordable Gaming

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This week Acer has also announced their new Nitro 50 Series gaming desktop PCs, further expanding its Nitro product family. Acer says that they created the Nitro 50 Series for those seeking the processing power and capabilities only a desktop… Go To Full Article

Sinemia lets you book movie tickets the minute you sign up

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The prediction of MoviePass's demise have been coming in from all corners, but competitor Sinemia is just adding features to make it more attractive. Today, the company announced that it is introducing Sinemia Cardless, which allows subscribers in th... Go To Full Article

Dodocool DA110 Magnetic Wireless Stereo In-Ear Headphone

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" For only USD $19, the Dodocool DA110 is one of the cheapest and most affordable "noise canceling" headphone/earbuds you can get on the market. It offers pretty decent sound with a beefy bass, and crisp mid-range. In fact, these… Go To Full Article

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