Ballistix Sport AT DDR4-3200 2x16GB Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2020-01-28 read/post comments(0)

The Sport AT 32GB kit from Ballistix can deliver good performance and compatibility out of the box, while the XMP profiles are guaranteed on both Intel and AMD systems. This particular model was made to fit in with the ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance color scheme and this means that we are dealing with a pretty futuristic-looking heat-spreader; no RGB lighting is available with this kit though! By keeping the stock timings and voltage, we could squeeze even more performance out of it by overclocking to 3466MHz. read more

Dream Machines DM4 EVO Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-01-22 read/post comments(0)

After adjusting the DM4 EVO with our own preferences, we fired up Mass Effect: Andromeda, Beyond: Two Souls, Borderlands 3 and CounterStrike: Global Offensive: the PixArt 3389 sensor did track reliably at all times without any extra acceleration and thanks to the textured plastic chassis, the overall grip is pretty good. We did use the mouse with a claw grip and found the lateral buttons easy accessible; the same HUANO buttons as on the DM5 Blink are pleasant to actuate and are also quite reliable. read more

Chris de Jong Professional Gamer Razer Interview

Others/Editorials by stefan @ 2020-01-17 read/post comments()

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Razer Kraken Ultimate Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2020-01-16 read/post comments(0)

Right after connecting the Kraken Ultimate to our testing PC and trying out some games and 4K TV Shows, we have found the headset lacking bass and overall it was not giving out very much audio detail. After adjusting the output details via Synapse software (Bass Boost, EQ settings, etc), the difference was very noticeable and it was like we were wearing a complete different headset in our hands. Thanks to the large, custom-tuned 50mm drivers, explosions and weapon noises were well represented in CS: GO, car noises were correctly rendered in Forza Horizon 4, while the Witcher TV show atmosphere and voices could really make us think that we were present in a cinema chair, especially after turning THX… read more

Silicon Power Mobile C10 Type C USB 3.1 Gen1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2020-01-10 read/post comments(0)

The compactness of the Mobile C10 drive is appreciated and thanks to this aspect it is really easy to carry it around. Silicon Power has opted for an integrated protective cover as well, so the connector won’t get damaged in time and the product will be detected without issues by Android devices that do support external OTG storage devices. read more

CORSAIR K95 RGB PLATINUM XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-01-06 read/post comments(0)

Since our preferred driver is the K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile keyboard with MX Speed switches, we felt right at home with the K95 RGB PLATINUM XT so no extra training period was necessary. MX Speed is great for competitive gaming titles since it can deliver very fast response times thanks to the 1.2mm actuation distance, while the actuation force is only 45g but in case of regular typing such as writing large articles it gets a bit tricky if you are constantly switching from Speed to Red, Brown or other types of switches. This last model does bring to the table all the goodies it had with the previous models and also adds integration with Elgato Stream Deck software… read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

ASRock TRX40 Taichi @ TechPowerUp

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The first TRX40 board to reach my test bench, and also the first motherboard to boast 90 A power stages from Intersil (16 of them!), the ASRock TRX40 Taichi promises serious overclocking potential for the new Ryzen Threadripper processors without… Go To Full Article

Philips TAPH805BK Wireless Bluetooth Headphone

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" ... The Philips TAPH805BK Wireless Headphones can easily be categorized as high-end. The performance is great and every function is useful. If you are looking for a set of headphones that will last and be relevant for the for-see… Go To Full Article

Fiat Chrysler's Android-based Uconnect 5 supports Alexa and wireless CarPlay

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Fiat Chrysler's collaboration with Google on in-car Android tech is bearing fruit. The car maker has unveiled an Android-based Uconnect 5 infotainment system that should help it keep up with an influx of modern tech. It includes personalization for... Go To Full Article

Russian hacker behind an elite crime forum pleads guilty to multiple charges

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Last week, a well-connected Russian cybercrime boss, Aleksei Burkov, pleaded guilty to running an online criminal marketplace and a site that sold stolen credit and debit card data. What's even more intriguing, than the $20 million in fraudulent purc... Go To Full Article

Microsoft goes back on its word, will fix the Windows 7 wallpaper bug for everyone

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Even though regular, free Windows 7 support has ended only a few days ago, Microsoft has already been forced to release a regular update to fix a bug. We reported earlier that Windows 7 users were complaining of their wallpaper… Go To Full Article

Intel is patching its Zombieload CPU security flaw for the third time

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For the third time in less than a year, Intel has disclosed a new set of vulnerabilities related to the speculative functionality of its processors. On Monday, the company said it will issue a software update "in the coming weeks"… Go To Full Article

Atari-themed gaming hotels are coming to eight US cities

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Atari doesn't have the cultural cachet it used to. After an industry-crashing downfall in the '80s, the video game pioneer has been unable to find its niche, and recently, its oft-delayed retro console has had a troubled development. Atari hopes… Go To Full Article

The company behind the Eve V laptop is back with crowd-developed monitors

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Finnish company Eve focuses on crowd-developed products, taking input from gamers and power users to shape hardware designs. In 2017 the Eve V, a convertible tablet similar to the Microsoft Surface, was a strong effort -- it packed more RAM… Go To Full Article

Corsair Unveils New iCUE RGB Pro XT Liquid CPU Coolers: 240, 280 & 360mm

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One of the most predominant brands in cooling and peripherals market, Corsair, has unveiled its latest range of AIO CPU coolers at CES. The iCUE RGB Pro XT range is available in three different sizes. Each version comes supplied with… Go To Full Article

Can Byte recreate the magic of Vine?

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When Twitter shuttered Vine in 2018, it was the end of not just another video service but also the death of a wonderfully quirky part of the internet. Vine's six-second videos somehow gave birth to a treasure trove of time-lapsed… Go To Full Article

IBM uses AI to predict progress of Huntington's disease symptoms

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IBM is using its AI-based health prediction skills to help tackle the challenge of Huntington's disease. The tech firm has teamed up with CHDI Foundation on an artificial intelligence model that can predict when patients will experience Huntington's... … Go To Full Article

This is the end of 'Kentucky Route Zero'

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Kentucky Route Zero ends with a funeral. It's a beautiful sight. The ceremony is in front of a towering dilapidated barn that serves as the anchor for a pastoral artists' community buried deep in the Kentucky woods. The setting sun… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Super WindForce OC @ TechPowerUp

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The Gigabyte GTX 1650 Super WindForce OC is only marginally more expensive than the NVIDIA MSRP, yet includes premium features like fan-stop, a dual-fan thermal solution, overclock out of the box and a backplate. We take a closer look, also… Go To Full Article

Avast packaged detailed user data to be sold for millions of dollars

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The popular antivirus program Avast has been selling users data to giant companies like Google, Home Depot, Microsoft and Pepsi, a joint investigation by Motherboard and PCMag found. Avast reportedly scraped data from its antivirus software and hande... … Go To Full Article

QNAP Launches Two Bay TS-251D NAS: Gemini Lake, HDMI, PCIe Expandability

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QNAP has announced its new budget-friendly two-bay NAS aimed at home users and supporting hardware-accelerated media playback. The TS-251D can store up to 32 TB of data using today’s hard drives and can be further expanded with a PCIe card… Go To Full Article

The iPad hasn't killed laptops, but Apple will keep trying

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Ten years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the last all-new product line that Apple would launch in his lifetime. Initially, the iPad was mocked for its name and derided as a "giant iPod touch." But it caught on quickly with the… Go To Full Article

OCC Reviews the Kingston HyperX Pulsefire Dart Gaming Mouse

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"Today we're going to be taking a look at a new gaming mouse from Kingston. The HyperX line of gaming peripherals really seems to be heating up over the last year or so. Every time I walk into the store,… Go To Full Article

LG 38GL950G 38" UltraGear Review: The New Ultrawide Performance Champion

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The LG 38GL950G is the best ultrawide monitor on the market right now. Essentially it takes every feature we got with previous flagship ultrawide displays, and takes it up a notch. The resolution and panel are physically bigger, up to… Go To Full Article

Motorola may be working on a pen-equipped Galaxy Note rival

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Motorola has tried numerous tricks over the years to stand out from the smartphone crowd, but its latest may sound familiar: offer a pen-toting phone to compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note family. Well-established leaker Evan Blass has shared a peek...… Go To Full Article

Apple's latest iPad is back down to $250 in Amazon's tablet sale

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Amazon has slashed prices across Apple's range of iPads, and there are savings to be had whatever model you might be in the market for. The $250 10.2 inch 32GB deal is back again -- great for people on a… Go To Full Article

The Corsair DDR4-5000 Vengeance LPX Review: Super-Binned, Super Exclusive

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The consumer memory industry has been teasing DDR4-5000 for a few months now. We saw one company show some DDR4-5000 modules at Computex back in July 2019, running on an MSI MPG Z390I GAMING EDGE AC with an Intel Core… Go To Full Article

Amazon slashes Echo Buds to $90

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Amazon's Echo Buds have had their first ever price drop, and are now on sale for $90 instead of the usual $130. This AirPods alternative does a lot of things well: its customizable, the hands-free Alexa function works great –… Go To Full Article

ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Alpha TRX40 Model For 3990X

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With AMD's latest Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-core behemoth to be releases on the 7th of February, ASUS has unveiled an updated version of its flagship ROG Zenith II Extreme motherboard. The new ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Alpha model is… Go To Full Article

Corsair One i164 SFF PC Review

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Corsair's back at it again for another crack at the SFF PC space. Can the i64 top the charts? Go To Full Article

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF Review: Incredible Budget CPU

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A mysterious Ryzen 5 1600 refresh made it to market late last year. Bizarrely, AMD has released a really cheap version of the Ryzen 5 2600, but just called it the Ryzen 5 1600. Known as the "1600 AF" because… Go To Full Article

Nintendo will stop repairing Wii consoles in March

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Nintendo's Wii has had a phenomenal run since its 2006 launch, selling more than 101 million consoles across its seven-year lifespan. Now, years after it was supplanted by the Wii U and then the Switch, Nintendo is announcing that it'll… Go To Full Article

Pentagon vetoes anti-Huawei moves

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Ban could mean the US loses its technical edge The US Commerce Departments moves to shut down Huawei on security grounds are being stalled by the Pentagon – ironically the outfit which should be worried about US… Go To Full Article

Cisco firewall has a giant bug

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Lets hackers in and makes them a cup of tea Cisco is urging customers to update its Firepower Management Centre software "after users informed it of a critical bug that attackers could exploit over the internet".… Go To Full Article

Apple gives Android users a good reason to avoid the gym

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Cargo cult sends in the nerds to evangelise the gym As if Fudzilla readers needed a reason to skip going to the gym, the fruity cargo cult Apple has announced an evangelisation programme targeting gym users and… Go To Full Article

Intel boss is "a maniac" over shortages

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And she's dancing like she's never danced before Chipzilla CEO Bob Swain told analysts that he was getting all maniacal about Intel chip shortages. For those who came in late, the chipmaker was plagued… Go To Full Article

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