ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB Video Card Tests

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2018-04-17 read/post comments(0)

RX Vega 64 is able to offer near GTX 1080 performance in most DirectX 11 titles, but performs exceptionally in newer, DirectX 12 games where it is able to exceed the performance levels of the Nvidia card. The Strix version coming from ASUS does feature a factory overclock, but the speed it will actually run at really depends on multiple factors such as power limits (for the GPU, HBM2 memory) but also temperature. When trying to overclock the card, we could not increase the clock much further, which is telling us that the Strix is pretty much running already at max capacity. read more

ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB Video Card Preview

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2018-04-13 read/post comments(0)

The ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB is basically the first custom-cooled Vega card that was available on the market and since lately the video card prices started to drop, flagships from both teams started to become attractive again. According to AMD, the manufacturing process has matured and we are seeing more and more boards in stock, while checking online shops. read more

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2018-04-10 read/post comments(0)

The sound quality is similar to the Arctis 5 and 7, mainly because these come with the same drivers and did not distort even at higher volume levels; the bass levels can be fully customized, while the 7.1 effect is nice to have in movies, but also in games. The solution SteelSeries is offering to the customer in this case is similar to the Razer Surround Personalized 7.1 Gaming Audio Software, and after you do activate the code on your SS account, you will be able to utilize the effects on any other set of headphones. Thanks to its rated 28-hour battery life, Arctis 3 Bluetooth can become your all-day listening companion, without the need of switching with other models;… read more

Toshiba X300 6TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2018-04-04 read/post comments(0)

Judging by the transfer rates, the X300 6TB drive from Toshiba has performed admirably and easily topped our charts; we were also surprised to see that the seek noises were kept at low levels, while the drive did not overheat during our stress benchmarks. Paired with a SSD as a boot drive, this particular model can be easily recommended for gaming systems, backups, video rendering/encoding, which do take a lot of storage space. read more

CHERRY GENTIX Silent Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-03-29 read/post comments(0)

The mouse is enough wide, but not too long, which makes it a little difficult to use for users with bigger hands. We did initially try the mouse on our 27’’ 2560x1440 display and the preset resolution of 1000 DPI was not enough but as soon as we did switch to a FHD laptop display, Gentix Silent has performed quite fine. The product is plug-and-play and does not require any additional software to function. read more

Linksys VELOP Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2018-03-25 read/post comments(0)

The Linksys VELOP mesh system is quite innovative, very easy to configure via the mobile application but also very stylish looking; its main purpose is to offer full wireless signal in the whole house at optimal speeds and besides the wireless connectivity it does also come with two Gigabit LAN ports for linking wired stations (such as printers, desktops, consoles, TVs and so on). Right after we have realized the setup procedure on the initial node which acts as a main router, the rest of the nodes will be added in a very simple manner, picking up the configuration automatically. If we connect to the main node and perform changes such as a new SSID name/password, the new changes will… read more
Audio/Others CORSAIR HS60 SURROUND Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2018-03-22
Storage/SSD Silicon Power Bolt B10 USB 3.1 External SSD Review by stefan @ 2018-03-19
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2018-03-16
Motherboards/Intel S1151 SuperMicro SUPERO C7Z370-CG-IW Z370 LGA1151 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2018-03-12
Storage/SSD Crucial MX500 500GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2018-03-09

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Huawei quits US

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Not worth the effort Huawei is reportedly going to give up on selling its products and services in the United States due to Washington's accusations that the company has ties to the Chinese government. … Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Chrome extension fights phishing attacks

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Due to the dominance of Google's Chrome browser, even if you're on Windows you're probably not using Microsoft Edge. You can still enjoy some of its technology, however, since Microsoft has plugged its Windows Defender browser protections into Chrome... Go To Full Article

Russia's Telegram ban is causing problems for Twitch

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According to multiple reports on Reddit and Twitter, Twitch has been blocked in Russia to some extent. This comes a day after the country's state communications regulator finally managed to silence the secure messaging app Telegram. To do so, the… Go To Full Article

Facebook is just crazy enough to make its own processors

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Facebook is forming a team to build its own semiconductors, according to job listings and sources that spoke to Bloomberg. The social media company would be joining other tech titans that have recently invested in building their own chips, from… Go To Full Article

Alicia Vikander turns 'Tide's Fall' into a VR masterpiece

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Penrose Studios set a new standard for VR storytelling last year with Arden's Wake, a stunning short that introduced us to Meena, a young girl living in a post-apocalyptic, waterlogged world. But that was just the prologue. At the Tribeca… Go To Full Article

Amazon has 100 million Prime members

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Amazon has just released its annual shareholder letter and it's a major one. For the first time since the company launched Prime 13 years ago, Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed today that the subscription service has 100 million paid… Go To Full Article

Western Digital Launches Ultrastar DC HC530 14 TB PMR with TDMR HDD

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On Wednesday, Western Digital introduced its highest capacity hard drive based on conventional magnetic recording to date. The HGST Ultrastar DC HC530 can store 14 TB of data and uses perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) with two-dimensional magnetic recording (TDMR) read… Go To Full Article

Google Chrome may now support Oculus Rift

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An eagle-eyed Redditor may have just discovered that Oculus Rift is now supported in the latest stable version of Google Chrome. You'll have to do a little menu legwork to set it up by tracking down a setting in Chrome's… Go To Full Article

The EverCam promises a year of home security on a single charge

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Eufy is Anker's smart home line of products, which includes robot vacuums, smart scales and even an Echo Dot competitor called Genie. Now Eufy has its own wireless security system called EverCam, and it's taken to Kickstarter to both fund… Go To Full Article

'GLOW' season two elbow drops on Netflix June 29th

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At last, Netflix's comedic ode to women's pro wrestling is getting its promised follow-up. The streaming service has revealed that the second season of GLOW will premiere on June 29th. The teaser clip is really a tribute to all thing… Go To Full Article

Facebook is testing playable game ads so you can try before you buy

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If you've played any free-to-play mobile games recently, you'll be familiar with the playable ads that let you try a little bit of gameplay while waiting for the advertisement to time out. Google Play has been trying out its own… Go To Full Article

Snapchat's sponsored filters are now a lot more like ads

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It's been a weird year for Snapchat. The company needs to make money, but it hasn't figured out how to do so without ticking off users. The latest addition to the app's camera might not engender a lot of love… Go To Full Article

Alexa can help improve your ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ K/D ratio

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Amazon has been adding some pretty mainstream entertainment skills, like recapping NBA and NHL scores. But now you can ask the voice assistant how you did in your last Call of Duty: WWII match, too. The new skill, available in… Go To Full Article

GoPro's latest trade-in program will take any digital camera

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GoPro really needs you to buy its action cameras, and it's trying an uncommon take on a familiar strategy to make that happen. The company has introduced a TradeUp program in the US that gives you a discount of $50… Go To Full Article

Facebook lets creators turn video premieres into live events

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If you watch enough Twitch channels, you may have seen a Premiere -- a pre-recorded video that debuts as a live stream. It lets broadcasters recreate the thrill you'd expect from a TV show premiere, just in an online format.… Go To Full Article

Lenovo Lists ThinkPad E485/E585

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Lenovo has quietly published specifications of its ThinkPad E485 and ThinkPad E585 laptops based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processors on its website. Coming in classic black chassis and featuring ergonomic keyboards, the new notebooks are the first Ryzen Mobile-powered PCs… Go To Full Article

VW's fast EV charging network is headed to Walmart parking lots

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Walmart probably isn't the first place you'd go to charge an electric car, but you may have to rethink that belief before long. VW's Electrify America is installing (PDF) EV chargers at more than 100 Walmart stores across 34 states,… Go To Full Article

Puerto Rico is experiencing an island-wide blackout

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Seven months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, the power grid is still unstable. But progress was being made; according to CBS, less than 10 percent of the island was without power as of a month ago.… Go To Full Article

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 could lack singleplayer campaign

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Might go for battle royale mode instead According to a couple of fresh reports online, the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won't have a singleplayer campaign but rather go for a quite popular battle royal… Go To Full Article

‘The Loss Levels’ is a game about shock, grief and powerlessness

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The Loss Levels isn't beautiful or challenging, competitive or replayable. It isn't even fun... But where other games inject you into an entirely fictional world, The Loss Levels plants you firmly in this one. Specifically, it puts the player in… Go To Full Article

AOC Announces AGON AG322QC4 32-Inch Curved LCD with FreeSync 2 & DisplayHDR 400

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AOC on Wednesday introduced its first gaming display that supports AMD’s FreeSync 2 technology, making this just the second line of FreeSync 2 monitors to be announced thus far. The curved 32-inch AGON AG322QC4 monitor has a QHD resolution as… Go To Full Article

Asus may be working on a gaming smartphone as well

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No confirmation on when it is coming It appears that Razer's Phone and Xiaomi's Black Shark could be getting some competition in the gaming smartphone market from Asus as the company's CEO, Jerry Shen, hinted at such… Go To Full Article

Ubisoft to hold its E3 2018 presentation on June 11

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Plenty of rumors to follow Ubisoft has announced that it will be hosting its E3 2018 presentation on June 11 with a live-stream in tow. While the publisher did not provide any more information… Go To Full Article

Wikipedia adds page previews to prevent endless link clicking

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If you absolutely love spending your Friday nights going down rabbit holes on Wikipedia (don't judge), then this week's news from the Wikimedia Foundation may be a bit of a mixed bag for you. If you hover over a link… Go To Full Article

The Emperor of Efficiency: Corsair's AX1600i PSU Rules Alone

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In today's review we are taking a look at Corsairs AX1600i, the company's new flagship PSU. Although it is physically smaller than its predecessor, the AX1600i brings higher-than 80Plus Titanium efficiency levels and a maximum output of 1600 Watts. Its… Go To Full Article

The ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

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With high performance desktop ITX options appearing more frequently with each new generation of chipset, ASRock released a pairing of AM4 offerings to satisfy small form factor enthusiasts. Although the ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac is one of the most expensive AMD… Go To Full Article

Benq goes FreeSync 2 with 32-inch EX3203R monitor

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Curved VA panel, 2560x1440 resolution, 144Hz and HDR It appears that the FreeSync 2 monitor market is finally heating up and Benq is among the first to join the new wave with its curved 32-inch EX3203R monitor… Go To Full Article

Hyperloop TT plans to build a working line in Abu Dhabi in 2019

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced that it has signed a deal to begin construction on a working Hyperloop in 2019. The company will work with Aldar Properties PJSC, an Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer, on both a route, innovatio... Go To Full Article

Airbnb just opened an 'Office of Healthy Tourism'

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In a bid to counteract tourist saturation in major cities around the world, Airbnb is opening a new global Office of Healthy Tourism. The move is designed to bring the economic benefits of tourism to small businesses and local residents… Go To Full Article

CRYORIG releases Full Copper C7 Cu Heatsink

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CRYORIG releases Full Copper C7 Cu Heatsink 18.04.2018, Taipei. After nearly a year from first announcing the Cu line of full copper coolers PC cooling innovator CRYORIG is now releasing the C7 Cu copper enhanced… Go To Full Article

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