SteelSeries Sensei Ten Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-10-16 read/post comments(0)

After quite a bit of gaming in Diablo III, Rage 2 and Quake: Champions, the mouse continued to feel very comfortable thanks to the shape we also loved from the original Sensei; we did use it on our gaming system that sports a 1440P display, but also on the test system that is linked to a 4K TV and after adjusting the sensitivity, the tracking was smooth as butter. The left/right click mechanical buttons have a nice feel to it when actuated and are rated for 60 million keypresses which is quite a lot compared to other mainstream mice. With this mouse we are not getting a braided USB cable, but the rubber material is quite solid and should last… read more

XFX Radeon RX 5700 DD Ultra 8GB GDDR6 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2019-10-10 read/post comments(0)

With the DD Ultra we are seeing a notable performance increase over the previously tested PowerColor Red Dragon RX 5700 and at the same time the power limits have been upped from 173W to about 206W (maximum recorded ASIC Power consumption). This modification did also imply higher Boost clocks, up to 1934MHz (much higher than the advertised speed) so with the XFX RX 5700 DD Ultra we did experience quite a performance jump. XFX also made sure to include a beefy cooling system to go with it so the card will function under optimal conditions even with a raised TGP. read more

Patriot Memory P200 512GB 2.5'' SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2019-10-05 read/post comments(0)

The P200 drive from Patriot was built for mainstream computers in mind, without breaking any performance records, considering that it is built on the SATA III interface as well. Since we are dealing with a TLC NAND drive, we will observe drops in write performance after the SLC buffer has been filled up, but this will only happen if we do write very large files at once onto it. The SSD drives, especially the 2.5’’ form factors are really cheap nowadays and if 512GB is not enough for the current tasks, we can go ahead and choose either the 1TB or 2TB versions of the product. read more

PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 5700 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2019-09-27 read/post comments(0)

The RX 5700 Red Dragon card implementation from PowerColor does feature a less complex cooling system versus the Red Devil, but manages to keep a more compact form factor. If pushed in intensive benchmarks, we have noticed that the fans start to spin up after the GPU reaches 45 degrees Celsius at very low speeds, maxing out at about 2000RPM at very acceptable noise levels (about 38 dBA). For keeping manufacturing costs low, there is no LED lighting available, but you can always compensate this aspect by using your own RGB setup inside the computer case. read more

Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR4-2666 SODIMM Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2019-09-23 read/post comments(0)

On our DELL Inspiron 7577 test laptop, the overall performance of the Silicon Power kit trails the one of the previously tested Crucial dual-channel kit in most applications, which was to be expecting, considering that both products run at the same frequency and timings. The one notable benefit Silicon Power brings is the double quantity of RAM, which is helpful when unpacking large archives, editing video projects, working with many other applications at once, without the need of offloading to the main drive. read more

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
Storage/HDD Toshiba N300 10TB NAS Hard Drive Review by stefan @ 2019-09-12
Audio/Others 1MORE Piston Fit Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones Review by stefan @ 2019-09-08
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR K57 RGB WIRELESS Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2019-09-04
Storage/SSD Silicon Power P34A80 PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 1TB SSD Review by stefan @ 2019-08-27
Audio/Others Patriot Memory Viper V370 RGB 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Review by stefan @ 2019-08-20

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Google Books redesign makes it easier to find background info

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It's Google Books' 15th birthday, and the tech giant is celebrating it by giving the service a makeover. The redesigned version makes each title's most pertinent information easier to access -- and it puts details in neat little boxes that… Go To Full Article

California's Earthquake Early Warning system rolls out statewide

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As expected, today California governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a statewide Earthquake Early Warning System. Based on reports from sensors embedded in the ground across the state, it can detect tremors and deliver warnings to mobile phone... Go To Full Article

Motorola invite hints at a 'reinvented' RAZR

@ 2019/10/18 read/post comments(0)
Earlier this year a Motorola exec confirmed to Engadget that the company was hard at work on foldable phone technology, and rumors about a new RAZR-branded device just won't go away. Now CNET reports it's sending out invites for a… Go To Full Article

Supreme’s burner phone is a hypebeast’s dream

@ 2019/10/18 read/post comments(0)
Here's a few things to know about trying to score Supreme products during its weekly drop: I had to wait in line for about two hours, on a cold and windy day in NYC, just to get inside the brand's… Go To Full Article

Wirecutter's best deals: Sony's DualShock 4 controller drops to $35

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Venmo will launch its first credit card in 2020

@ 2019/10/18 read/post comments(0)
Today, Venmo announced that it's launching a credit card in partnership with Synchrony. The card should be ready in the second half of 2020, and users will be able to apply for, use and manage it through the Venmo app.… Go To Full Article

Google Voice users can start calls and send messages with Siri

@ 2019/10/18 read/post comments(0)
Following its latest iOS update, Google Voice now works with Siri. You can use Apple's assistant to start calls or send messages through the service. You can enable Siri control by going to the Google Voice options and marking a… Go To Full Article

Chrome for Android update protects against Spectre-like chip hacks

@ 2019/10/18 read/post comments(0)
Last year, Chrome 67 for desktop introduced Site Isolation to protect users from Spectre-style security threats by making it harder for attackers to steal data from other websites. Now, Chrome 77 is bringing Site Isolation to Chrome on Android. Go To Full Article

Watch the first trailer of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ for PC

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Red Dead Redemption 2 developer Rockstar Games has shared the first trailer for the upcoming PC release of the game, which showcases the open-world western running at 4K and 60 frames per second. It also offers a glimpse of some… Go To Full Article

Team Group Cardea II 1 TB NVMe SSD @ TechPowerUp

@ 2019/10/18 read/post comments(0)
The Team Group Cardea II M.2 NVMe SSD comes with a large pre-installed heatsink that adds excellent cooling capability, to prevent any sort of thermal throttling. Another highlight is the good sustained write performance, which ends up higher than 1… Go To Full Article

HTC Vive Cosmos review: Too late, too expensive

@ 2019/10/18 read/post comments(0)
The battle for at-home virtual reality started with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive -- but these days things are getting complicated. The Oculus Quest proves solid standalone VR is possible, and Valve is pushing the limits of high-end VR… Go To Full Article

'Anthem' gives its Cataclysm in-game event a second try

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If you've stuck with Anthem through its many challenges -- and there have been a lot -- then congratulations, you're being rewarded with the return of the Cataclysm, and updates for the Season of Skulls. According to the latest patch… Go To Full Article

Philips Reveals 346B1C 34-Inch 100 Hz Curved UltraWide Monitor

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Philips has introduced its new 346B1C ultrawide curved monitor, which is designed for business and professional users looking for a large display offering USB Type-C docking. The Philips 346B1 is one of the industry’s first productivity-focused curved displays that features… Go To Full Article

Intel Core i7-10710U Benchmarked: 14nm+++ Comet Lake

@ 2019/10/17 read/post comments(0)
Time to get back into some CPU benchmarking, and we're not looking at any old CPU, but the first of Intel's 10th-generation processors. Seeing Intel reach the limits of their 14nm process, we genuinely weren't expecting the Core i7-10710U to… Go To Full Article

MIT scientists develop a way to recover details from blurry images

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A group of MIT researchers have developed a way to recover lost details from images and create clear copies of motion-blurred parts in videos. Their creation, an algorithm called a "visual deprojection model," is based on a convolutional neural netwo...… Go To Full Article

Chipzilla has not given up on 5G

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Spends $27 million on it Chipzilla has just bought shedloads of 5G software, despite shuttering its own 5G modem business. Intel has bought Smart Edge from Pivot Technology Solutions for $27 million, the US… Go To Full Article

FBI claims to have cracked bitcoin

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Breaks kiddie porn ring Federal authorities in the US have unsealed charges against the South Korean operator of a child porn ring that's been billed as the world's "largest dark web child porn marketplace." … Go To Full Article

Apple confirms 50 percent of iPhones have upgraded to iOS 13

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Despite a slightly staggered rollout, half of iPhone users have updated their devices to Apple's iOS 13 in the month since its release. With features like Apple Arcade and system-wide dark mode, users are upgrading to the new OS despite… Go To Full Article

Samsung will fix bug that lets any fingerprint unlock a Galaxy S10

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The Samsung Galaxy S10's fingerprint reader has been balky from day one, with users reporting it could be unlocked with a 3D-printed fingerprint. Worse, a buyer recently discovered that if you install a third-party screen protector, a non-registered... … Go To Full Article

Master & Dynamic's MW07 Plus are much-improved true wireless earbuds

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Master & Dynamic has a stellar reputation for great-sounding headphones, and its set of first true wireless earbuds, the MW07, was no exception. Despite that audio quality and several more handy features, the MW07 suffered from a couple key issue...… Go To Full Article

CORSAIR K57 RGB Wireless Gaming Keyboard

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" ... The CORSAIR K57 RGB offers you the freedom of wireless with great battery life and the top of line Corsair performance! " Go To Full Article

Netflix is turning the classic comic book 'Bone' into a series

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One of the comic book world's best-known series is finally coming to screens. Netflix has secured the rights to Jeff Smith's classic Bone, and intends to create an animated kids' series that covers the Bone cousins' trek through the desert.… Go To Full Article

Mark Zuckerberg will stream a speech on ‘free expression’ Thursday

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is planning to give a speech Thursday about his views on free expression and voice. Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post that it's the "most comprehensive take I've written about my views, why I believe voice… Go To Full Article

SteelSeries Sensei Ten @ LanOC Reviews

@ 2019/10/17 read/post comments(0)
The history of the SteelSeries Sensei actually starts back with the SteelSeries Xai which launched back in 2009. The Xai was a huge departure from their previous mouse the Ikari and its new shape was ambidextrous and smaller using some… Go To Full Article

Yahoo is shutting down its Groups website and deleting all content

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Yahoo (owned by Engadget's parent company Verizon) is phasing out one its longest-standing features. The internet pioneer is closing the Yahoo Groups website in a two-phase process that will effectively see it disappear. You'll lose the ability to... … Go To Full Article

Google discontinues Clips, the AI-powered camera you forgot about

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While Google was busy showcasing its latest devices yesterday, it was also, more quietly, pulling the plug on a few others. Today, it confirmed that it has removed its Clips camera from the Google Store. Go To Full Article

Japanese airline's robots could let the elderly 'travel' from home

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If your inability to travel prevents you from embarking on a dream vacation, a robot might one day stand in your place. Japan's All Nippon Airways has unveiled plans to deploy 1,000 "Newme" telepresence robots as surrogates for people whose… Go To Full Article

Razer Unveils Optical Laptop Keyboard

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Razer has introduced the industry’s first notebook keyboard based on optical switches. The low-profile keyboard promises tactile feedback of mechanical switches as well as near instant actuation required by gamers. The keyboard will first be used by Razer’s Blade 15… Go To Full Article

You can tell Alexa to pay your bills (if you're in India)

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Amazon Pay users in India can now ask Alexa to pay their utility, internet, mobile and TV bills, according to TechCrunch. Indian Amazon Pay users can take advantage of the cross-platform functionality with any Alexa-enabled device, not just first-par... Go To Full Article

'PUBG' season 5 will have throwable items and weapons

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Season 5 of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is about to get underway, and PUBG Corp has offered some details on what's in store. One of the bigger additions is spike traps, which you can place in the path of an enemy car… Go To Full Article

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