Crucial MX500 1TB SATA 2.5" 7mm Internal SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2019-06-20 read/post comments(0)

The 1TB version of the MX500 Crucial SSD does trade punches with the 500GB and 250GB versions we have previously tested and overall we are seeing good mainstream performance for both reads and writes. We are getting plenty of storage space for different activities and the endurance is great as well: the 1TB model is rated at 360TB of written data, which translates in about 197GB per day for the warranty period of 5 years. read more

CORSAIR M55 RGB PRO Ambidextrous Multi-Grip Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-06-14 read/post comments(0)

The new M55 RGB PRO mouse from CORSAIR features a compact ambidextrous chassis and a 3327 mainstream sensor from PixArt that is able to reach up to 12400 DPI via interpolation (the native DPI value is 6200). If you are a mainstream gamer and also need to perform office work, the M55 RGB PRO can perform the needed tasks wonderfully; the iCUE software really adds value to the product by providing quite a bit configuration options regarding the programmable buttons, DPI steps and RGB lighting. read more

TEAMGROUP T1 DDR4 GAMING 2x8GB DDR 2666 Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2019-06-09 read/post comments(0)

The latest T-FORCE T1 memory kits from TEAMGROUP are designed for mainstream computers but also entry-level machines but even in this case, the manufacturer has used pre-screened IC chips in order to avoid stability issues and also feature pre-programmed XMP 2.0 profiles. At this price you are not getting RGB lighting or a heatspreaders (at the advertised speeds it won’t be mandatory anyways), but the modules still look quite interesting thanks to the white/red ink used on the PCB. read more

Silicon Power P34A80 PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2019-06-02 read/post comments(0)

The new P34A80 SSD featuring the Phison E12 controller is quite speedy and performs great even if we are dealing with only 25GB of SLC cache out of the total NAND capacity. We would recommend it for installation in both desktops, laptops and if we do have the possibility, we could pair two of these in a RAID 0 configuration for even higher performance. The Toshiba BiCS TLC NAND is joined by 256MB of Nanya DRAM for tasks such as ECC, wear-leveling and the whole drive is backed up with a 5-year warranty, which makes you wonder if it does worth it to consider a HDD nowadays. read more

Patriot Memory Signature Line Premium DDR4 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2666MHz Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2019-05-26 read/post comments(0)

RAM has decreased quite a bit in price and mainstream kits are now more affordable than ever! The Patriot Memory Signature Line Premium is one of the solid choices you could take into account if you are not interested in RGB kits and are building or upgrading a system with a good price/performance ratio. The kit does not have XMP pre-programmed profiles but is compatible with most platforms and thanks to the low-profile heatspreader you won’t have any issues when using beefier CPU heatsinks or smaller enclosures.   read more

Razer Hammerhead Duo In-ear Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-05-16 read/post comments(0)

After connecting the headset to our DELL Inspiron 7577 laptop combo jack, we tested the headset with different YouTube content, light gaming and some TV shows: thanks to the dual driver implementation, we are clearly seeing a better bass representation and very clear highs, which is a notable improvement over the previously tested models. Thanks to the included silicone tips, the shape of the earpieces and the light aluminum construction, the Hammerhead Duo is very comfortable and we did not encounter situations where it would fell out of one of our ears. While lower-priced headsets of this size do distort at higher volumes, these do not have issues when cranking up the volume; however, given the in-ear type of headset,… read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-05-10
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR GLAIVE RGB PRO Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-05-01
Others/All-in-one PC MINIX NEO N42C-4 Windows 10 Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2019-04-24
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2019-04-18
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OCC Reviews the Noctua NH-U12A & NH-L12S CPU Coolers

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OCC has a new video review launched, the Noctua NH-U12A & NH-L12S CPU Coolers. Go To Full Article

Microsoft's reworked Edge browser is available to try on Windows 7

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Microsoft has expanded the reach of its Chromium-based Edge browser to one of its most important audiences: namely, people who have to (or want to) use older versions of Windows. The company has released Canary channel preview builds of Edge… Go To Full Article

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Lossless Gaming Audio System Review

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Over a year after its official launch the Arctis Pro Wireless by SteelSeries is still regarded as one of the best wireless gaming headsets in the market and today it's up to us to see why that is. Go To Full Article

Antec P101 Silent @ TechPowerUp

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The Antec P101 Silent turns back the wheel of time a little bit by offering an old-school interior layout coupled with a modern feature set and compatibility. You will get loads of storage space, can install up to an E-ATX… Go To Full Article

The DJ-inspired production platform Serato Studio arrives today

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If you're a Serato DJ user with an unfulfilled desire to make beats and missed the beta for the company's new production platform, now's your chance. Today is the official launch of Serato Studio 1.0 and it's in good form… Go To Full Article

Lexus makes camera and radar safety features standard for 2020 cars

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You'd think that luxury automakers would load their cars with safety tech by default, but that's not always the case -- it hasn't been for Lexus, anyway. However, the company is making amends for that shortfall. It's making its Safety… Go To Full Article

Microsoft is selling a cut-back 15-inch Surface Book 2 for $1,999

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When Microsoft introduced the Surface Book 2 in 2017, it added a 15-inch screen option. While that gave the Macbook Pro some serious competition, it still started at $2,499. Now, Microsoft is offering a 15-inch Surface Book 2 configuration for… Go To Full Article

Twitter removes precise geo-tagging option from tweets

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Twitter has announced it will be removing the ability to tag your precise location from tweets. In a tweet from its support account, the company explained that most users didn't use the location-tagging feature and removing it would "simplify" the… Go To Full Article

Kano unveils its first build-it-yourself Windows 10 computer

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Kano is graduating from Raspberry Pi boards. Today, the company is announcing a partnership with Microsoft and unveiling its first build-it-yourself computer that officially runs Windows 10. The aptly-named Kano PC is housed in a central unit that is... Go To Full Article

The OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Outstanding Performance & Screen, Adequate Everything Else

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It’s been a month since OnePlus released their new flagship devices for 2019: The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The phone is one of the most awaited devices of the year and with the OnePlus 7 Pro, the company… Go To Full Article

Google ditches in favor of its online store

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Google hasn't been shy about phasing out what's left of Nest as an independent entity, and that now includes Nest's website. Droid-Life has noticed that Google has largely gutted -- now, it just asks you to visit the Google… Go To Full Article

The latest version of Monopoly is voice-activated

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We've seen a ton of different Monopoly versions over the years, including ones based on Fortnite, Mario Kart and Overwatch. Now, Hasbro is releasing the franchise's take on voice-assisted technology. Seriously. The Monopoly Voice Activated Banking Ga... Go To Full Article

Why your Avengers UHD Blu-rays aren’t actually 4K

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Welcome to the latest episode of Upscaled, our explainer show where we look at the components and parts that make our favorite tech better. In this week, we're actually taking a step away from components to talk about 4K movies… Go To Full Article

Phison Readies PS2251-17: A USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Controller for External SSDs

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At this year's Computex trade show, Phison revealed that it is working on a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 controller for external SSDs. Dubbed the PS2251-17 (U17), the company expects drives based on the chip to offer sequential transfer rates up… Go To Full Article

Outer Wilds Review

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Sometimes bigger isn't necessarily better, as this astonishing, bite-size space-simulator shows. Go To Full Article

Hasselblad’s X1D II mirrorless camera is faster and more affordable

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Most of the recent updates from Hasselblad have had to do with the cameras popping up on drones or costing $48,000. But the company is still working on the mirrorless medium-format cameras and accompanying lenses that built its reputation. Today,… Go To Full Article

Magic Leap says Nreal founder stole its mixed reality secrets

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The founder of Nreal -- the company which debuted its $499 mixed reality glasses at this year's CES -- has been accused of stealing AR secrets from former employer, US-based Magic Leap. The Florida startup, which has been working on… Go To Full Article

Netflix details the ‘best’ 2019 TVs for watching Netflix

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Choosing what to watch on Netflix can be a time-consuming experience, but actually accessing the platform, and navigating your way around it, doesn't need to be. Some TVs are better at this than others, so Netflix has revealed its official… Go To Full Article

The new Kindle Oasis adjusts its screen color to the time of day

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Finding the perfect reading light can be a challenge, no matter the time of day. Amazon's latest Kindle Oasis comes with a new color adjustable front light that can switch from cool to warm hues as the day progresses. Adjustable… Go To Full Article

[M] Crucial MX500 1TB SATA 2.5" 7mm Internal SSD Review

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The 1TB version of the MX500 Crucial SSD does trade punches with the 500GB and 250GB versions we have previously tested and overall we are seeing good mainstream performance for both reads and writes. We are getting plenty of storage… Go To Full Article

Apple to move a third of production out of China

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Will take 18 months Fruity cargo cult Apple has decided to spend the next 18 months avoiding the impact of US/China tariffs by moving a third of its production out of China. … Go To Full Article

Google takes over RCS

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Can’t wait for telcos Google has taken over the rollout of RCS, the replacement for SMS texting, after giving up on waiting for the telcos to roll it out. RCS has been out for… Go To Full Article

Facebook’s Bitcoin expansion worries EU

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Facebook’s Bitcoin rival is already in hot water with EU regulators. Facebook insisted that Libra would be secure and not another way to harvest user data. It said it would be run by a subsidiary called Calibra… Go To Full Article

Magic Leap claim Chinese spy nicked its augmented reality technology

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You can sue too, we're going to Xu, Xu, Xu The US startup that makes an AR headset to project digital objects onto the real world, has claimed one of its former engineers nicked its tech.… Go To Full Article

Games will generate $152.1 billion in 2019

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Content and comms pay off The global video and electronic games market will generate $152.1 billion in 2019, up 9.6 percent over last year. Beancounters at gaming analytics form Newzoo say that the rise… Go To Full Article

Twitch buys Bebo to build out its esports platform

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With Amazon's help, Twitch has become the game streaming service of choice for PC and console players all over the world. Viewers have witnessed superstar Fortnite player Ninja team up with Drake and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez guest-star in a Donkey Ko...… Go To Full Article

First customers getting Versal ACAP

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7nm first adaptive compute platform Xilinx has confirmed that the Versal, product developed under Everest condemned was taped out last year, and today the company has confirmed that the first tier-one customers are getting the first Versal… Go To Full Article

Google's new Chrome extension makes it easy to report suspicious sites

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Google's Safe Browsing feature will only work if it knows what websites to protect you against, which is why the tech giant is encouraging users to report suspicious sites. The company has launched a new Chrome extension called Suspicious Site… Go To Full Article

Noctua NT-H2 Review @ Vortez

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The NT-H2 improves over its predecessor in many ways including being less viscous for better distribution, a new fine-tuned mixture of metal oxide micro-particles for lower thermal resistance and reduced bond-line thickness. Go To Full Article

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 launch reportedly planned for August 7th

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While we're waiting for news on the foldable Galaxy phone, Samsung is still planning its usual big event to launch the next Galaxy Note. According to CNET, we should expect the company's annual Unpacked event to take place on August… Go To Full Article

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