Crucial Ballistix RGB 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Desktop Gaming Memory Review

Memory by stefan @ 2020-05-29 read/post comments(0)

The latest Crucial Ballistix kits do tick all the boxes for a mainstream memory kit, now that 32GB versions are beginning to become more affordable. The clever thin and low-profile head-spreader allows bigger CPU heatsinks to be installed, while the top light bar can be configured to match the rest of your setup, since it is compatible with RGB tools from known mainboard manufacturers. read more

Toshiba X300 8TB Desktop PC Hard Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2020-05-22 read/post comments(0)

During the test period, the drive has performed great and we could note the read/write speeds matching the N300 8TB, with the same amount of cache; the N300 10TB drive is performing better all-around, thanks to the higher density and doubled cache. Since we are talking about a 7200RPM drive, the operating noise is higher in both IDLE and seek operations versus the P300 series, but this becomes a non-issue when the drive functions inside a computer case. read more

Dream Machines DM1 S2 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-05-15 read/post comments(0)

After trying a few games with the DM1 S2, the shape seemed very familiar and thanks to the all-around rubberized coating, the comfort is good. The mouse does not have a large footprint as others, so the main grip types it will be used with will be claw and fingertip. The left and right Huano switch buttons are a bit harder to press versus the Omron counterparts, but after a bit of training, you will be used to it right away. read more

PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 5600XT Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2020-05-07 read/post comments(0)

With the RX 5600XT Red Dragon, PowerColor have demonstrated that it is possible to use a proven, 2-fan cooling system which occupies only two slots in order to cool the GPU properly, but also run the memory at a higher frequency of 1750MHz. Even if the Base clock is set lower than the XFX card, in Boost we are seeing about the same maximum frequency and this fact basically explains why the Red Dragon wins in most performance tests. read more

Silicon Power P34A60 PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 1TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2020-05-01 read/post comments(0)

As expected, the 1TB version of the P34A60 mainstream SSD from Silicon Power does trade punches with its 512GB counterpart and in some cases, it even succeeds to keep performance steady for longer thanks to the included SLC cache. When writing to the drive continuously or copying very large files, the cache will eventually fill up, but the speed won’t drop under 108MB/s, as we have noticed by running the HD Tune Pro write benchmark. read more

CORSAIR iCUE QL140 RGB 140mm PWM White Fans Showcase

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by stefan @ 2020-04-24 read/post comments(0)

The new white variant of the iCUE QL140 series is even more highlighted inside the computer case and matches great if you have other white elements on your build. The product does feature premium materials and remains silent even near maximum rotational speeds. In order to be able to drive the RGB elements of up to six fans of this kind, CORSAIR does include a Lighting Node CORE controller, which links to a SATA Power connector but also an USB 2.0 header in order to be able to communicate with the iCUE software. read more
Audio/Speakers&Amps Creative Sound Blaster G3 Portable External USB-C DAC Amp Review by stefan @ 2020-04-20
Others/Networking Gear Linksys MX5300 Velop Whole Home Intelligent Mesh WiFi 6 (AX) System Review by stefan @ 2020-04-14
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB PRO SE Wireless FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2020-04-07
Storage/SSD Crucial X8 1TB Portable SSD Review by stefan @ 2020-04-02
Storage/HDD Silicon Power Armor A80 Waterproof & Shockproof Portable HDD Review by stefan @ 2020-03-29

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Apple sees way to make more money for less

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No port in a storm The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactures a hell on earth yarn in which Apple gets rid of all ports on its iPhone cash cow and goes completely wireless. … Go To Full Article

Chinese smartphone makers looking away from US

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US dependence is too risky Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo is increasing its its efforts to develop its own smartphone CPUs believing that US gear is too risky to have in your supply chain. The… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS PRO AX Review @ Vortez

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Under analysis today is the Z490 AORUS PRO AX, which is a successor to the Z390 AORUS PRO AC. PRO AX adopts a sleek design, with a focus on keeping RGB and styling as subtle as possible. Placed around the… Go To Full Article

SemiDrive is using Imagination’s PowerVR Series9XM GPU

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X9 smart cockpit chip taped out Nanjing-based SemiDrive has signed up to use Imagination’s PowerVR Series9XM GPU which has been taped out and is ready to go. SemiDrive focuses on automotive grade chips and… Go To Full Article

Twitter hides Trump 'shooting' tweet over 'glorification of violence'

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Twitter has hidden one of two recent tweets from US President Donald Trump, saying it “violated the Twitter rules about glorifying violence.” The tweet in question referred to protests in Minnesota over the death of George Floyd in police custody.… Go To Full Article

Tesla CEO Elon Musk gets $700 million in first performance-based payout

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Tesla has awarded its CEO, Elon Musk, with the first out of 12 performance-based payouts — and it’s worth over a whopping $700 million. According to a document (via TechCrunch) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Musk has earned… Go To Full Article

A 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie sequel is on the way

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After the first trailer for Paramount’s live-action Sonic the Hedgehog flick dropped, viewer reaction was so negative that it got delayed to change the main character’s CG look. But it debuted at #1 in the box office in February and… Go To Full Article

ASRock Z490 Taichi Review @ Vortez

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The Taichi has been a permanent fixture for ASRock for a number of years and represents the best of what this company has to offer. For this season’s Intel Z490 chipset, we have yet another rendition of this board and… Go To Full Article

Creative Sound Blaster G3 Review @ Vortez

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Dubbed the Sound Blaster G3, this small device is designed to amp up your audio on the PS4 or Nintendo Switch. It’s easy to do so on a PC platform, with hundreds of add-in cards and even incredibly powerful on-board… Go To Full Article

Google's 'Sodar' is an AR tool for social distancing

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Google has a new augmented reality tool that can help you follow social distancing rules when you do have to venture out of your home. It’s an experimental project called “Sodar” — introduced by the Experiments with Google account on… Go To Full Article

Rony Abovitz confirms Magic Leap's new funding, will step down as CEO

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About a month after augmented reality company Magic Leap announced significant layoffs, things have seemingly turned around a bit. Last week we heard that many of the rumored 1,000 layoffs had been put on hold after the company secured $350… Go To Full Article

Lexar NM610 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD Review @

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“Lexar's NM610 SSD is an excellent choice for the PC enthusiast looking for an easy and affordable way to increase the performance and storage capacity of their desktop or notebook computer. This compact, M.2 form factor SSD is powered by… Go To Full Article

'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles' remaster gets new release date of August 27th

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After several delays, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition is now slated to be released August 27th, 2020, publisher Square Enix announced. The game will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, iOS and Android.The game is an u... Go To Full Article

Facebook slams executive order: ‘It will restrict more speech online’

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Facebook has responded to Trump’s executive order that aims to place new restrictions on social media companies. In a statement, the social network said that attempts to limit Section 230 — a more than 20-year-old statute widely regarded as the… Go To Full Article

'Outriders' video shows off its RPG shooter gameplay

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Following the "reveal" trailer they shared partway through February, Square Enix and People Can Fly have released new details on Outriders as part of a monthly broadcast series on the upcoming game. The broadcast provided a deep dive into Outriders’...… Go To Full Article

SPC Gear LIX Plus @ TechPowerUp

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I'm impressed! The ambidextrous LIX Plus is SPC Gear's first foray into the world of gaming mice. A weight of just 59 g, PixArt's PMW3360, Omron switches for the main buttons, and a paracord-like cable surely are a great way… Go To Full Article

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming X Trio Graphics Card Review

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Hindered only by its increase in price due to the global Covid-19 crisis the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming X Trio by MSI delivers exactly what serious gamers and enthusiasts are looking for in a card right now, excellent performance… Go To Full Article

Uber sends thousands of Jump e-bikes to the recycling heap

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Uber has sent thousands of electric bikes to be recycled for scrap as part of handing operations of their Jump e-bike division to scooter-sharing company Lime. The rideshare giant said it would be too difficult to donate these bikes because… Go To Full Article

YouTube adds chapters to make video navigation easier

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YouTube is making it easier to navigate longer videos with its new “chapters” feature, the video streaming site announced. After receiving positive feedback on chapters during a testing period, the feature will stay on YouTube permanently as of May 2...… Go To Full Article

G Suite users can make Google Voice calls right inside Gmail

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Google will soon offer G Suite subscribers who use Google Voice a handy time-saver. You’ll be able to make and receive calls directly in Gmail, so you won’t have to bother hopping over to another tab or app to do… Go To Full Article

Google put an anxiety self-assessment in search

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Google wants to help the approximately 48 million American adults who live with anxiety-related disorders find support. Starting today, the company's search engine will allow users in the US to complete a Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) questi... Go To Full Article

OCC Reviews the Kingston Alloy Origins Core Mechanical KeyboardOCC Reviews the Kingst

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"Today we're going to take a look at a new tenkeyless mechanical keyboard from Kingston. The Alloy Origins Core sports Kingston's own "HyperX Aqua" switches on the model we'll be reviewing. There is also a model of switch called the… Go To Full Article

The next 'Fortnite' season has been delayed one more week

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You’ll have to deal with a second delay before you can play the third season of Fortnite Chapter 2, although it won’t be as dramatic as the first. Epic has pushed back Season 3’s premiere by one week to June… Go To Full Article

Oppo's Evangelion phone is surprisingly faithful to the anime

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Once in a while, Neon Genesis Evangelion fans get giddy over a special edition phone (or camera) made just for them, and with 2020 marking the 25th anniversary of the anime (not to mention the upcoming movie Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice… Go To Full Article

YouTube Music now allows users to pre-save albums before they’re released

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YouTube Music’s latest feature allows users to view and pre-save unreleased albums, another new feature that brings the service closer to parity with other music-streaming options. Reddit users recently initially noticed the change, and Engadget conf... Go To Full Article

ACLU sues Clearview AI over alleged privacy violations

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Clearview AI is about to deal with more pushback beyond corporate objections and occasional bans. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Clearview AI for allegedly violating Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act with its combination of fac... Go To Full Article

Tinder adds 'prompts' feature to kickstart conversations

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Dating apps are designed to make finding new friends / casual hook-ups / your OTP easy, but even if you’re the laziest swiper in the world you’re still going to have eventually engage in some kind of chit chat with… Go To Full Article

Nuro will test autonomous prescription delivery for CVS

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Nearly half of the US is on at least one prescription, but the coronavirus pandemic has thrown people for a loop and made picking up medications another in a long list of daily hurdles. Nuro is hoping to make getting… Go To Full Article

Google will factor ‘page experience’ into Search rankings

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Today, Google announced that it plans to add “page experience” to the factors it considers when ranking pages in Search. It will also remove the AMP requirement for stories to be featured in Top Stories on mobile. Google believes the… Go To Full Article

HP's Reverb G2 VR headset delivers Valve Index features at $599

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At the moment, the Valve Index is one of the best VR headsets you can buy. The problem is that it's also one of the most expensive, which makes HP's latest headset, the Reverb G2, intriguing. Designed with help from… Go To Full Article

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