Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition Linear Optical Switch Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-12-08 read/post comments(0)

After trying out the keyboard in CS: GO, Borderlands 3, Halo: Reach and Darksiders 3, we were quite impressed by the insanely fast actuation speed this keyboard is capable of. While this aspect is very good in competitive gaming, we found ourselves pressing some keys by mistake at times so definitely the new switches need some accommodation time. Due to very fast actuation speed, we are reserved to recommending this particular keyboard for typing purposes, an aspect the Apex Pro keyboard could perform as well in good conditions thanks to the adjustable actuation distance. read more

Creative Outlier Air Wireless Sweatproof In-Ear Headphones Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-12-03 read/post comments(0)

After getting the Outlier Air outside of the charging case, it is really easy to get them paired and fitted in order to start listening to different multimedia content; our trusty P30 Huawei smartphone has confirmed support for the aptX CODEC and we have started playing different YouTube music clips, some short movies, product reviews but also vlogs. Surprisingly, the audio quality nears an on-ear mainstream to high-end headset and we were surprised to see how much bass these small drivers can deliver. At the same time, the highs and mids did remain clear and the voices were easy understandable in all the content we did listen. read more

Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-12-01 read/post comments(0)

After using the Viper Ultimate in productivity work but also games such as Terminator: Resistance, Mass Effect Andromeda, Beyond Two Souls and Borderlands 3 we became really fond of it thanks to the flawless tracking, very good battery life and low weight. The new optical switches have a good feel to it and the actuation noise is quite different from the mechanical switches, the click noise being less sharp. The Viper Ultimate can be used with multiple grip types, depending on the size of the hand, while the left buttons remain easily accessible (the right-side buttons need some time for accommodation, if you are using the mouse as a right hander). read more

Crucial BX500 960GB 2.5'' SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2019-11-27 read/post comments(0)

BX500 is one of the most affordable 2.5’’ SSDs you can get for the capacity and includes a 3-year warranty with 240 TBW of write endurance. While there is no DRAM cache standalone on the board, the 96-layer 3D NAND TLC packages do include SLC for caching purposes and until this one gets filled, the SSD will perform at optimal speeds. read more

CORSAIR iCUE QL140 RGB 140mm PWM Fans Review

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by stefan @ 2019-11-22 read/post comments(0)

The new QL140 fans from CORSAIR are a real step-up in terms of lighting compared to many other models, while the 34 addressable LEDs do allow creating unique effects. Most fans do have a single layer of configuration for the inner/outer ring, but this time we get separate zones (front/rear), that can be enabled or disabled independently. For minimizing the cable clutter, the multi-fan kits do also bring the Lighting Node CORE module, that does not need an additional module to get the fan RGB system fully operational and gets connected straight to an available USB 2.0 header. read more

Creative T100 Compact Hi-Fi 2.0 Desktop Speakers Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2019-11-17 read/post comments(0)

Since the T100 did not require any software installation, we went ahead and listened to various content such as YouTube clips, FLAC tracks via USB interface, movies and some TV shows. Considering the size of the drivers and also of the speakers themselves, we were impressed by the bass delivery, which is not overpowering and also the clear highs. After a while, we found the sound output as good as when owning a much larger soundbar, but this time the space occupied on the table is notably smaller. If you are using the set on a desktop table, along your PC setup, you won’t have much use of the remote, since you can mostly fine-tune the audio output via the… read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Apex Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2019-11-15
Others/Mice & Keyboards Dream Machines DM5 Blink Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-11-12
Storage/SSD Patriot Memory Viper VPN100 PCIe M.2 SSD Review by stefan @ 2019-11-10
Videocards/VGA Reviews XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 Ultra THICC III Video Card Review by stefan @ 2019-11-07
Audio/Others CORSAIR HS60 PRO SURROUND Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2019-11-05

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[M] Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition Linear Optical Switch Keyboard Review

@ 2019/12/10 read/post comments(0)
After trying out the keyboard in CS: GO, Borderlands 3, Halo: Reach and Darksiders 3, we were quite impressed by the insanely fast actuation speed this keyboard is capable of. While this aspect is very good in competitive gaming, we… Go To Full Article

AMD teases Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
AMD's big driver update comes soon AMD has started teasing its big upcoming Radeon Software driver update, called Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition, and we are looking forward to seeing what kind of new features it will… Go To Full Article

Asus ROG Strix X570-I Gaming Review

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
Asus goes mini-ITX with AMD's X570 chipset but is it worth the cash? Go To Full Article

Corsair iCUE QL120 RGB Cooling Fan Review @ APH Networks

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
The Corsair iCUE QL120 RGB is a case fan packed with a full rainbow display of lighting. Go To Full Article

ADATA XPG Spectrix D60G DDR4-3600 16GB Memory Kit

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
" ...If you're planning to build a gaming system with a lot of RGB in mind, then you have to take a serious look at the ADATA XPG Spectrix D60G DDR4-3600 16GB Memory Kit. You won't find a more visually… Go To Full Article

Apple may offer tighter iOS parental controls this week

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
Apple's flurry of iOS updates might include one more substantial tweak before the holiday break. Vietnamese carrier Viettel has posted a page that hints at a release for iOS 13.3 (plus a minor watchOS 6.1.1 update) this coming week, most… Go To Full Article

Snapchat's Cameo test slips your face into GIFs

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
GIFs are great for conveying your reactions, but they're not usually very personal -- and recording yourself probably won't be that exciting. Snap might have found a way to bridge those two worlds. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that… Go To Full Article

Study says climate change is starving the oceans of oxygen

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The effect of climate change on oceans is likely more extensive than you think. A study from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) indicated that climate change and the ensuing hotter water reduced the amount of oxygen dissolved...… Go To Full Article

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW Review @ Hardware-Mag.de

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
We have just released a review of the high-end ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW-AZ054R notebook equipped with 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H, 32 GB DDR4, 1 TB NVMe-SSD, GeForce RTX 2070, 240 Hz G-SYNC IPS Panel running Windows 10 Pro.… Go To Full Article

Jeff Bezos: US is in 'big trouble' if Big Tech rejects military contracts

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
Don't expect Amazon to follow companies like Google in changing its mind on military contracts. Jeff Bezos told guests at the Reagan National Defense Forum that the US is in "big trouble" if large tech companies are "turning their back"… Go To Full Article

Silverstone Precision PS16 Review

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
Today we look at the Silverstone Precision PS16 Micro ATX Case on OCinside.de, which offers neither panoramic glazing nor aRGB lighting, but promises a solid case for the small purse! Go To Full Article

Hackers targeted BMW, Hyundai in hunt for trade secrets

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
Two of the world's larger car makers were the victims of a sophisticated (but still not very successful) hacking campaign. Bayerricscher Rundfunk has learned that intruders from the hacking group OceanLotus slipped into the networks of BMW and Hyund... Go To Full Article

Ericsson will pay over $1 billion to settle US corruption charges

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Tech companies have been caught in corruption scandals before, but seldom on this scale. Telecom giant Ericsson has settled with the US Justice Department and SEC for just under $1.1 billion over charges of extensive corruption in several countries,... Go To Full Article

Apple's redesigned Mac Pro will be available to order December 10th

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After half a year -- or two years, if you really think about it -- Apple's reworked Mac Pro is close at hand. The company has notified interested customers that both the workstation and the Pro Display XDR will be… Go To Full Article

OnePlus may return to low-cost phones with the 8 Lite

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
OnePlus might be returning to truly low-cost phones years after the OnePlus X faded away. OnLeaks and 91Mobiles have posted renders and early tidbits of what they say is the OnePlus 8 Lite, a budget model that would sit below… Go To Full Article

Tesla will start charging $10 per month for 'Premium' in-car data

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
Tesla wasn't entirely accurate when it said it would start charging for some in-car data on July 1st of last year, but it looks like owners have finally been asked to cough up. The automaker is notifying customers who ordered… Go To Full Article

'Fortnite' will premiere a 'Star Wars' scene with J.J. Abrams' help

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Fortnite's tie-in with Star Wars is about to extend beyond a stormtrooper skin. Gamers have discovered that Disney is premiering a scene from The Rise of Skywalker at the game's Risky Reels drive-in theater on December 14th at 2PM Eastern,… Go To Full Article

Blackmagic’s ATEM Mini brings broadcast quality to your YouTube and Twitch streams

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If you livestream on Twitch or YouTube, you may have thought about getting a multi-camera switcher to boost your production values. The problem is devices that can handle that while doing picture-in-picture and other effects can cost up to a… Go To Full Article

Noir detective game 'Blacksad' will be out for consoles on December 10th

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Blacksad: Under the Skin has been available on Steam since mid-November, but don't worry about buying it if you'd rather play on a console -- you only have a few more days to wait. The noir detective game, based on… Go To Full Article

Google is ending support for the Explorer Edition of Glass

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Google is rolling out one more update for the Explorer Edition of Glass before cutting off support for its old wearable. The tech giant introduced Project Glass back in 2012, opening it up for preorders for $1,500 each. Despite people… Go To Full Article

Despite the HQ2 debacle, Amazon will add office space in Manhattan

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Early this year, Amazon pulled the plug on plans to build an "HQ2" in Queens after a number of local leaders and activists pushed back against the $3 billion in tax breaks and incentives it would receive. Now the online… Go To Full Article

Apple plans software fix for 16-inch MacBook Pro 'speaker popping'

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No, you're not crazy: you probably are hearing a popping or a cracking sound after audio stops playing on your new 16-inch MacBook Pro. A lot of other users have been reporting similar experiences online, and now Apple itself has… Go To Full Article

Zotac GTX 1650 SUPER Twin Fan @ LanOC Reviews

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
Well, I finally took a look at the GTX 1660 SUPER earlier this week, now I can check out the recently introduced GTX 1650 SUPER. Unlike the GTX 1660 SUPER, the GTX 1650 SUPER is actually more than just a… Go To Full Article

Elon Musk wins defamation trial over ‘pedo’ remarks

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A lawyer representing Vernon Unsworth called Elon Musk a "billionaire bully," and sought up to $190 million in damages but a jury decided in the CEO's favor anyway. They ruled that his series of tweets last year that referenced Unsworth… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm Windows on Snapdragon: New 7c & 8c SoCs for sub-$800 Laptops

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Last year Qualcomm introduced its flagship Snapdragon 8cx platform for premium always-connected PCs (ACPCs) that packed the best technologies that the company had to offer at the time. Being a no-compromise solution, the Snapdragon 8cx was not meant for every… Go To Full Article

HP’s Envy x360 13 Wood Edition w/ AMD Ryzen Now Available

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For those more discerning laptop users out there who are on the market for a more exotic laptop design, HP has started sales of its Envy x360 13 Wood Edition convertibles. Featuring a wooden palm rest, the AMD’s Ryzen Mobile… Go To Full Article

Facebook's plan to label state media is taking longer than expected

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Facebook's effort to label state-backed media has hit some snags. The social network was due to start labeling outlets in November, but CNN Business found that the company clearly missed the target, and didn't have a specific answer as to… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm gets serious about gaming on Snapdragon

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Brings desktop-level features to Snapdragon platform During the second day of its annual Snapdragon technology summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm touched a topic of mobile gaming, and it appears that the company is quite serious about tapping this… Go To Full Article

Readers weigh in on what makes the OnePlus 7 Pro a worthy contender

@ 2019/12/09 read/post comments(0)
With the release of the 7 Pro, OnePlus showed it learned from the mistakes on the 6T: The company kept everything that users loved about the previous model while addressing its most glaring issues. Senior Editor Richard Lai was pleased… Go To Full Article

Magic Leap reportedly only sold 6,000 AR headsets in six months

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After years of hype, it looks like reality is starting to catch up with Magic Leap. According to a report from The Information, the augmented reality startup and Silicon Valley darling only sold approximately 6,000 units of its $2,300 Magic… Go To Full Article

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