ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-10-20 read/post comments()

The mini PC kit ECS has offered is shipped in a DIY format, and incorporates a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. The footprint of the product allows us to carry it anywhere and it can be even powered by an USB powerbank, if it can deliver at least 2.1 A. read more

Vivi wins MSI MOA 2014 Grand final

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-17 read/post comments()

It is that time of the year again, when the best overclockers of the world gather in the centre of hardware, Taipei City for the yearly clash at MSI's Master Overclocking Arena. MOA 2014 is spread out over two days. On day one aka the Classic Battle, the overclockers work with hardware provided by the present sponsors: MSI, Intel, Kingston, G.Skill, Cooler Master, View Sonic and Steelseries. Day two, the No Limits Battle has the goal to break as many World Records with ofcourse MSI hardware. read more


Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2014-10-15 read/post comments()

The newest reincarnation of the COOKOO watch features numerous improvements and now the watches are split in two different categories, the Sporty Chic Collection but also the Urban Explorer Collection. Thanks to the simplified notification system and Bluetooth LE, the internal battery can last up to one full year and it can be replaced by simply removing the back cover with a familiar CR2032 model. read more

COUGAR 700M Aluminum Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-10-13 read/post comments()

COUGAR 700M is an interesting futuristic mouse which features the popular ADNS-9800 sensor which allows DPI values up to 8200. Adjustments are available for the palm rest in order to fit with multiple hand shapes and also for allowing both claw and palm grips; value is added via the configuration software which allows full button remapping, adjusting the DPI steps, macros, LED lighting and so on. read more

Elephone G3 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-10-10 read/post comments(0)

Elephone has recently launched the G3, a terminal aimed at older users at a surprisingly low sale price. What are we offered for just $50? A smartphone incorporating one 4.5’’ IPS screen and has at its core a dual-core MTK6572 SoC at 1GHz, while the video acceleration is managed by a Mali-400 MP1 at 500MHz. For added value we also get a screen protector and a transparent silicone case. read more

HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-10-09 read/post comments()

The HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo card features a proven 2-fan cooling system and is overclocked from the factory; the custom PCB ensures stability, better overclocking potential and the card should run fine games up to 2560x1440 with medium to high detail levels. read more
Others/All-in-one PC Giada D2308U Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2014-10-07
Videocards/VGA Reviews Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 285 WindForce OC Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-10-06
Others/All-in-one PC iconBIT Toucan Nano 4K Android Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2014-10-02
Cases & PSU/Cases Corsair Carbide 240 AIR Computer Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-01
Motherboards/Intel S1150 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-09-29

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

SteelSeries Siberia V3 Review @ Vortez

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The design is definitively 'Siberia' and has been crafted with expert precision. They have improved the retractable microphone, upgraded the drivers to the latest generation of SteelSeries speaker drivers that have been refined to give a 'tournament grade' soundscape tailored… Go To Full Article

MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K 2QE Review (Gold w/ GTX970m)

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If you are looking for a gaming laptop with Nvidia’s latest Maxwell architecture then our review today of the new MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K 2QE will interest you. This machine features the GTX970m mobile GPU, alongside Raid SSD’s, an… Go To Full Article

Introducing the F*Watch, a Fully Open Electronic Watch

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As one of their colleagues was retiring, several CERN engineers got together after hours during 4 months to develop his gift: a fully open electronic watch. It is called the F*Watch and is packed with sensors: GPS, barometer, compass, accelerometer… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE J1900N-D3V and ASUS J1900I-C Reviewed

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All the recent talk of Haswell-E and high-end refreshes has obscured the more casual computing market. The Bay Trail platform uses Intel’s Atom based Silvermont cores and competes directly against AMD’s Kabini for integrated computing, digital signage and cheap computing… Go To Full Article

castAR bets big on its augmented reality hardware with move to Silicon Valley

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Jeri Ellsworth is moving. Though she was born in Georgia, the former Valve engineer and all-around hardware guru was raised in Oregon and has always called the Pacific Northwest her home. Even during the seven or so years when she… Go To Full Article

Glassy Pro One wants to be the FuelBand for beachbums

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Sportsbands or smartwatches try to be all things to all people, but are you going to pit a pricey smartwatch against 20-foot waves? Of course not, and that's where purpose-built devices come in like the Glassy Pro One sportsband for… Go To Full Article

Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 to be updated to Android 5.0 on November 3

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New rumor suggests both tablets will receive the Android Lollipop update on November 3rd. Google made everyone wait quite long before it made everything about Android 5.0 – including its full name – official, but the company wasn’t really done… Go To Full Article

Intel Powers Nexus Player, Fully Supports Lollipop

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Today Google unveiled Lollipop, their latest Android offering, and Nexus Player, the first device running Android TV. Intel worked closely with Google on both projects offerings. Intel helped advance the features within Lollipop, including 64-bit support and the new Android… Go To Full Article

Linksys SE4008 Review at HardwareHeaven

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"Recently Linksys launched an 8-port switch which is designed to compliment their excellent WRT1900AC router. Today we cover that 8-port gigabit switch in our Linksys SE4008 Review." Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Announces CM Storm Suppressor Gaming Keyboard

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Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator, and manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced the Suppressor, a keyboard tuned for gamers that enjoy being the silent assassin. Serious gamers take note; the Suppressor is well balanced to assist in… Go To Full Article

Sony to bring Android Lollipop to entire Xperia Z lineup

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The update will start rolling out sometime in early 2015. Ever since Google made Android Lollipop official (and unveiled three new Nexus devices in the process), manufacturers have been letting consumers know when they can expect their devices to get… Go To Full Article

Apple’s new iPad disappoints

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Not even the Tame Apple Press was able to come up with much to say about Apple’s new iPad, which is surprisingly similar to the old model. True they are a bit slimmer and had a fingerprint… Go To Full Article

Your eco-friendly LED lights are drawing an awful lot more moths

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Blue-light emitting LED bulbs have taken off with consumers because they have few downsides -- they're bright, use far less energy and last much longer than other types. In fact, the inventors just won a Nobel Prize, proving their huge… Go To Full Article

[M] ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review

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The mini PC kit ECS has offered is shipped in a DIY format, and incorporates a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. The footprint of the product allows us to carry it anywhere and… Go To Full Article

Audi's self-driving RS 7 hits the racetrack this weekend

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Audi, who's long been toying with the idea of building self-driving cars, has upgraded one of its RS 7 sedans to build an autonomous concept vehicle for those who like to ride fast. The prototype looks pretty much like a… Go To Full Article

Angelbird SSD wrk for Mac Ships with Hardwrk SATA3 Adapter Kit

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Angelbird, Austria's premium SSD manufacturer and hardwrk, specialist for MacBook Upgrade Kits, now offer an attractive bundle containing a SSD wrk for Mac and a SATA3 Adapter Kit for MacBook (Pro). The bundle allows users to benefit… Go To Full Article

Eurocom Unveils 13-inch M4 Notebook with Quad HD Display

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At Eurocom, laptop upgradeability is king, and now we are launching another hi-resolution display option for the EUROCOM M4 13.3" high performance monster. Now customers have the option between three hi-res displays starting with the 3200x1800 Quad-HD+ masterpiece, the 1920x1080… Go To Full Article

Google's new Chromecast is coming, but you won't notice a difference

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Last night an apparently refreshed model of Google's Chromecast streaming dongle popped up in FCC filings (as pointed out by Zatz Not Funny), just like the original did in March last year, but don't get too excited. Unfortunately, the documents… Go To Full Article

NYC brings carrier and WiFi coverage to more subway stations

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For the most part, New York City's underground transportation system is solid and reliable. It gets locals from point A to point B with ease, and that's the only thing which should matter -- never mind the strange things that… Go To Full Article

Galaxy Note 4 owners get three months free of OnLive gaming

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Ahead of the Galaxy Note 4's release in the US tomorrow, Samsung has a last-minute incentive for potential buyers as well as those who have already pre-ordered. The company just announced a new partnership deal with OnLive, which gives owners… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA 2011-v3 Motherboard

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Our evaluation of the GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA 2011-v3 motherboard is now online for your viewing pleasure. If you are looking for a new 2011-v3 motherboard, this review will help you make a more informed buying decision. GIGABYTE's new Haswell-E X99-UD4… Go To Full Article

PS4 2.0: MP3s, themes and better dashboard organization

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We're creeping up to the PlayStation 4's one year anniversary and the system is finally getting its 2.0 firmware update. Even better, there are a bunch of surprises; let's dive in. First up we have the expected: SharePlay which lets… Go To Full Article

A visual history of OS X

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After a lengthy beta, OS X 10.10 Yosemite is finally ready for prime time. It's the 11th version of Apple's OS X, and represents the biggest overhaul of the operating system's visuals since its introduction in 2001. While you're waiting… Go To Full Article

AMD suffers falling revenue, announces 7% staff cut

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Last quarter's strong PC shipments may have helped Intel's bottom line, but by the looks of it, they didn't do much for AMD's. While the underdog's third-quarter financials show a modest net income of $17 million, they also outline revenue… Go To Full Article

Would Using Unequal Amounts of RAM in Each Slot Decrease Performance?

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When you are adding RAM to a computer, does it really matter if the sticks have unequal amounts of memory or do you always need them to have equal amounts of memory? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to… Go To Full Article

iPad Air 2 vs. the competition: Is it the tablet to beat?

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There was a time when it was hard to find someone who would argue with Apple's claim that the iPad was heavyweight tablet champ. But now Android slates like the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, the Xperia Tablet Z2 and the… Go To Full Article

John Siracusa's OS X Yosemite review

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Apple officially released OS X Yosemite today, and to mark that occasion - as has become tradition among our people - the only OS X Yosemite review you need, from John Siracusa. OS X and iOS have been trading technologies… Go To Full Article

OS X Yosemite review: a solid upgrade for everyone

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Apple's latest desktop operating system, Yosemite, is available today as a free download for anyone with a reasonably new (or not-so-new) Mac. Here's the thing, though: Many of you are already using it. In an unusual twist, Apple not only… Go To Full Article

A first look at the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

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Unlike last month's Apple event, today's shindig was held in a tiny auditorium on the company's campus, nary a single gigantic white box in sight. Arguably, the size of the venue matched the importance of the products being announced --… Go To Full Article

Here's your first look at Apple's new 5K iMac

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We had a feeling Apple would announce a new iMac today, and indeed, the company didn't disappoint. Here in Cupertino, we just saw Tim Cook and co. unveil a refreshed model that has basically the same slim design as the… Go To Full Article

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