SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2017-05-25 read/post comments(0)

With the launch of the Arctis 7 Gaming Headset, SteelSeries goes one step further and integrates wireless connectivity, long-lasting autonomy from a single charge but also a more advanced USB transmitter for connecting 3rd party sound sources or playback to other stereo devices. By manually adjusting the provided equalizer, we can fine-tune the output in order to fall in line with our preferences. Thanks to the proven S1 40mm speaker drivers, the headset can produce a decent amount of bass, which is beneficial when playing lots of action games. read more

Lexar JumpDrive Tough USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-05-23 read/post comments(0)

Despite the fact that we are talking about a storage drive meant for harsh environments, the JumpDrive Tough from Lexar does still remain a stylish product with a two-color combination and good read/write transfer rates. The manufacturer has included an oversized attachment loop for even more flexibility, while data can be protected via the supplied EncryptStick Lite software, which is an advanced security solution with 256-bit AES encryption. read more

Toshiba EXCERIA PRO M402 MicroSDXC Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-05-23 read/post comments(0)

The new EXCERIAL PRO M402 series offers enough performance for 4K video shooting when installed in devices such as action cameras, drones, camcorders, but can also supply extra storage for tablets, laptops or even productivity PCs. In order to offer optimal data integrity, the M402 series was engineered to be water, shock and x-ray proof; thanks to the large temperature interval of -25 to 85 degrees Celsius, the product can be used in the snow or even desert. read more

ICY DOCK FlexiDOCK MB522SP-B Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-05-21 read/post comments(0)

flexiDOCK MB522SP-B is a well-built case upgrade device that allows 2x 2.5’’ HDD/SSD installations with variable heights and for additional durability, the outer enclosure is made of metal. This type of product is a very good time saver in applications where drive swapping occurs regularly such as data cloning, data backup, audio/video editing, digital forensic, drive recovery, drive testing for performance purposes or any other tasks. read more

Gigabyte Z270X AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by leeghoofd @ 2017-05-19 read/post comments(0)

The AORUS brand name is a premium gaming brand stemmed from inside the Gigabyte company; look at it in the same way ASUS had started off with the Republic of Gamers brand. Made by Gamers for Gamers would be the easiest way of explaining things. The AORUS brand covers a full spectrum of gaming products ranging from GeForce GTX series gaming VR ready laptops, gaming motherboards and graphics cards, mechanical gaming keyboards to gaming mice, all to offer you the gamer the best gaming experience ever. Today we have a look at one of their high end motherboards, the AORUS GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 motherboard. read more

Lexar JumpDrive S75 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-05-17 read/post comments(0)

The recently launched JumpDrive S75 USB 3.0 Flash Drive from Lexar does spot a catchy, colorful look for an easier capacity identification, does have speedy enough reads/writes for mainstream users to carry data around but is also supplied with the EncryptStick Lite utility, for encryption of sensitive, personal data. The manufacturer has opted for a retractable connector design, while a lanyard can be easily attached to it via the supplied orifices. read more
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Processor Review by stefan @ 2017-05-14
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor Review by stefan @ 2017-05-10
Others/Mice & Keyboards Corsair GLAIVE RGB Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2017-05-09
Motherboards/AMD AM4 ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero AM4 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2017-05-06
Audio/Others SteelSeries Arctis 5 USB Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2017-05-02

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

GIGABYTE Announces Master Your Ryzen™ 2017 Overclocking Contest

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Looking to Master AMD Ryzen™? Compete and win from a prize pool of $3,000 USD Taipei, Taiwan, May 26th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is excited to announce the… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9 Wins Computex 2017 Best Choice

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AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9’s Functionality and Innovation Stands Out Among Competitors Taipei, Taiwan,– GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is excited to announce that its AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9 motherboard has won… Go To Full Article

SmartCar connects Facebook's chatbot to your Tesla

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We've seen AI-powered chatbots for almost everything, and now a company called Smartcar has developed one specifically for Tesla electric vehicles. Owners can access any number of features via Tesla's mobile app, and by logging in via TeslaBot, they...… Go To Full Article

The educational games of your youth have their own museum exhibit

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The Minnesota Education Computing Corporation might not be the most recognizable game developer today, but if you went to elementary school in the US anytime in the eighties or nineties, then you've almost certainly played -- and probably learned som... Go To Full Article

Android exploit adds secret, thieving layers to your phone

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Researchers from UC Santa Barbara and Georgia Tech have discovered a fresh class of Android attacks, called Cloak and Dagger, that can operate secretly on a phone, allowing hackers to log keystrokes, install software and otherwise control a device wi... Go To Full Article

Keybase brings seamless encrypted chats to anyone on the web

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Keybase is on a mission to make end-to-end encryption as easy as possible, everywhere you go online. After launching frictionless encrypted file sharing last year, the open-source security company rolled out Keybase Chat, a desktop and mobile chat ap...… Go To Full Article

AORUS Radeon RX 580 XTR 8G Graphic Card Review

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The AORUS Radeon RX 580 XTR 8G is a non-reference variant with its 1439 MHz base close clock in its gaming profile. The notable features are the dual 100mm fans and four copper heatpipes with direct contact with the core.… Go To Full Article

Tesla’s Model 3 budget EV can do 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds

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Some of the performance details of Tesla's Model 3, which is set to begin production in July, were leaked today by insiders at the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club. An infographic comparing the new, $35,000 model with the fancier and… Go To Full Article

Acer Spin 1 and Nitro 5 laptops are ready for school season

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Parents and students alike might not be ready to hear this, but back-to-school season is a few short months away. That means it's time for notebook manufacturers to update their lineups in anticipation of those end-of-summer sales events. Accordingly, Acer… Go To Full Article

Disney CEO Bob Iger now says the company wasn't hacked

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A couple of weeks ago, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Disney CEO Bob Iger had emailed employees about a ransom demand. Rumors indicated that hackers claimed to have a copy of an upcoming movie, possibly Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead… Go To Full Article

Ryzen AGESA 1.0.0.6 exposes more memory overclocking options

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Over the past couple months, we've come to understand that memory speed and latency plays a major role in Ryzen CPU performance. Higher speeds and lower latencies are desirable for getting the most out of a Ryzen chip. Outside of… Go To Full Article

‘Titanfall 2’ gets its first new mech

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Titanfall 2 was one of last year's most hotly-anticipated --and well-received -- titles and the team behind it has kept its multiplayer scene alive with several free DLC releases. While the playerbase has dwindled, the next gratis content addition, M... Go To Full Article

Android co-founder teases smartphone reveal date on Twitter

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Android co-founder Andy Rubin teased us with a photo of his new smartphone this past March. The glimpse was small, showing only a corner of the new phone made by Rubin's company, Essential Products, Inc. The company jumped on Twitter… Go To Full Article

Zotac previews plenty of petite PCs for Computex 2017

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Zotac is probably more known for its mini-PCs than its graphics products. The company was doing "NUC-likes" before the NUC existed, and it continues to produce some of the more interesting mini-PCs around. At Computex, Zotac will be showing off… Go To Full Article

Baidu’s text-to-speech system mimics a variety of accents ‘perfectly'

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Chinese tech giant Baidu's text-to-speech system, Deep Voice, is making a lot of progress toward sounding more human. The latest news about the tech are audio samples showcasing its ability to accurately portray differences in regional accents. The c...… Go To Full Article

Kingston KC1000 SSDs jump into the consumer NVMe space

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Kingston has shipped M.2 SATA SSDs and PCIe NVMe drives. It has even offered M.2 NVMe drives under its HyperX gaming brand. However, we believe the new KC1000 lineup is Kingston's first M.2 NVMe offering released under its mainstream brand.… Go To Full Article

Instagram Direct doesn't care about your (photo) orientation

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Instagram Direct debuted in 2013 as a way to send photos and videos, well, directly to your friends on the photo sharing service. The Facebook-owned company has added more features to the system over the intervening years, like threaded messaging,… Go To Full Article

Your mall will basically have to be psychic to survive

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Repeat after me: Shopping is therapy. Whether you believe it or not, the rush some of us get from buying a new dress or gadget can be cathartic. And in the not-too-distant future, real-world shopping will get so seamless that… Go To Full Article

HTC Link promises a high-end VR experience with a smartphone

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Consumers with an interest in VR currently have two options: The high-end systems, such as the Oculus Rift, have their own displays and are powered by a computer. The more portable systems, like the Samsung Gear VR, are powered by… Go To Full Article

Zotac readies a GTX 1080 Ti Mini and a slick external enclosure

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In case you don't follow tech news the way members of the press do, Computex Taipei starts next week. We won't have hard details on most of the products until the actual show, but everyone's whetting our appetites with promotional… Go To Full Article

Alphacool Eisblock XPX water cooler clear and satin version @ HardwareOverclock.com

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HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have tested the Alphacool Eisblock XPX water cooler. The newest samples are in the clear and satin version. Go To Full Article

Everyone's favorite useless Pokemon gets its own game

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It's pretty obvious that Pokémon Go wouldn't have been the worldwide success without, well, Pokemon. Niantic and Nintendo tapped a phenomenally rich vein of wish fulfillment when they sent people scurrying around the real world catching monste... Go To Full Article

Lyft challenges Uber Black with its own luxury cars

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Lyft passengers who prefer a black Audi or Lexus to the ubiquitous Toyota Camry can rest easy. On Thursday, Lyft launched their Lux service in New York City, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles and Chicago, bringing premium black cars… Go To Full Article

T-Mobile launching its flexible 'Digits' plan on May 31st

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T-Mobile has been working on a new type of multi-number, multi-device phone service. Digits, one of the company's UnCarrier moves, is now through beta testing and ready to launch at the end of the month. Go To Full Article

Microsoft’s Twitch competitor gets a new name and co-op streaming

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While Twitch has been busy expanding the breadth of what you can watch on its platform, Microsoft has been quietly improving how you watch and broadcast with its Beam service. Just to get it out of the way, Beam will… Go To Full Article

Binge-watching will be as easy as breathing

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It's never been a better time to be a media addict. We're in the midst of a television renaissance, where writers are pushing the medium to new heights. It's easier than ever to get access to foreign and independent films.… Go To Full Article

B&O hides high-end speakers in hexagonal wall art

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When buying a new piece of tech that's going to live with you for years, your primary concern is balancing price, features and future-proofing. But some products don't wave spec sheets around, instead focusing on design that complements minimalist sp... Go To Full Article

You’re more rational on a smartphone than on a PC

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Could the device you're using -- smartphone versus PC -- affect the moral decisions you make when using the device? A study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior suggests that it's possible. The results reveal that people are… Go To Full Article

Cougar Conquer enclosure makes the PC a centerpiece

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Gaming PC components seem to gain more armor and protection with every product generation. Witness the proliferation of motherboard armor, metal-reinforced PCIe slots, and full-coverage coolers and backplates on graphics cards. However, the trend for cases moved in the opposite… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Unveils Focus G Series Cases

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Fractal Design has just launched two new cases under the banner of the new Focus G series. The Focus G is a standard ATX mid-tower, while the Focus G Mini features a more compact footprint and is intended for Micro-ATX… Go To Full Article

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