Creative Chat USB On-ear Headset with Noise-cancelling Mic Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2021-12-06 read/post comments(0)

After working with the EQ settings and filters from inside the dedicated Creative application, we went ahead and listened to some YouTube video clips, vlogs but also documentaries. We were surprised how well the Creative Chat USB did sound like, with enough bass thanks to the 40mm drivers. While the product is mainly marketed for conference activities, it comes with enough capabilities to handle more tasks as well, such as using it for multimedia content consumption, but also gaming. read more

SteelSeries Prime Mini Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-11-29 read/post comments(0)

The new, smaller form factor feels nice, no matter if we do use a mobile gaming platform or a fully-fledged desktop computer. We have tested the mouse in Age of Empires IV, ArcheAge: Unchained, Control but also OUTRIDERS. The TrueMove Pro sensor did track flawlessly on our cloth pad and we found the 1800 CPI resolution optimal for our 1440P screen resolution. read more

RAZER Kraken V3 HyperSense Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2021-11-22 read/post comments(0)

The Kraken V3 HyperSense shares a lot of features with the Nari Ultimate we have reviewed back in 2020, but we have found the haptic feedback to be more balanced, while with the wired version we do not need to keep charging so quickly (Nari Ultimate Lucio Edition needed a full recharge at every 8 hours). The microphone has been improved noticeably, while the vibration effect modes can be switched with accessing the hardware button, without the need of accessing Synapse software at all. read more

KIOXIA EXCERIA High-Endurance microSD 256GB Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2021-11-21 read/post comments(0)

The KIOXIA EXCERIA High Endurance 256GB microSDXC card performs great for its speed class, going in-line with the declared numbers. It uses BiCS 3D Flash memory from Toshiba and comes with very useful features such as waterproof, shockproof, X-ray proofing, temperature durability, ESD immunity but also overheating/ignition prevention. read more

ECS LIVA Q3 Plus Mini-PC Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2021-11-15 read/post comments(0)

The LIVA Q3 Plus mini-PC from ECS did not disappoint us at all, incorporating a capable piece of hardware in a very small chassis. The system feels snappy in most usage environments, the only slowness we have noticed being during application installs, due to usage of eMMC. Thanks to the solid copper piece on the top and active cooling, the temperature at highest loads is well within safe margins, while the computer remains almost as silent as in IDLE mode. read more

KIOXIA TransMemory U301 USB 3.2 Gen1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2021-11-08 read/post comments(0)

The mainstream TransMemory U301 USB 3.2 Gen1 Flash Drive from KIOXIA is very compact and quite speedy in term of read speeds. The writes are quite slow, so we would mostly recommend it to be used with smaller files or as a drive to store frequently used program kits such as Windows OS, Office and so on. read more
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Sabinetek SmartMike+ with 3rd Party Apps

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" ... In this article we will be showing you how to pair two Sabinetek Bluetooth microphones together, the SmartMike Silver and SmartMike+, so that you can use it on 3rd party apps, such as Facebook LIVE, YouTube LIVE, Twitch… Go To Full Article

Apple takes Russia to court over App Store ruling

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Apple is still fighting Russia over alleged App Store abuse. Both 9to5Mac and RT report Apple is asking for a judicial review of a Federal Antimonopoly Service warning from August that allows developers to mention alternatives to the App Store's… Go To Full Article

Google's mail-in Pixel repair service reportedly compromised photos and accounts

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Rogue repair staff aren't limited to any one company. According to The Verge, author and developer Jane McGonigal said her internet accounts were compromised after she mailed her Pixel 5a to Google for service. The intruder accessed Google services, Dropbox… Go To Full Article

Fitbit's Charge 5 tracker is back on sale for a record-low $130 at Amazon

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Don't worry if you missed out on a Fitbit during Black Friday sales — there are now some big deals to help you stay in shape during the holidays. The Charge 5 has returned to a record-low price of $130… Go To Full Article

'Fortnite' Chapter 3 officially debuts with a new island and revamped gameplay

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It didn't take long for Epic to confirm Fortnite Chapter 3 details. The developer has officially released a trailer that outlines what to expect both in Chapter 3 and its first season, "Flipped." The new island is the star, with… Go To Full Article

SPC Gear GK650K Omnis Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

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Description: With Christmas just around the corner consumers looking to get their hands on a brand new mechanical gaming keyboard that sports a good set of features and is priced right should really consider the SPC Gear GK650K Omnis.… Go To Full Article

Leaked 'Fortnite' Chapter 3 trailer shows a new island and Spider-Man

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Fortnite Chapter 2 has only just come to an end, but that isn't preventing sleuths from finding out what Chapter 3 will hold. As Kotakulearned, the game's official Polish YouTube channel briefly shared a Chapter 3 trailer revealing many of… Go To Full Article

Twitter mistakenly suspended users after extremists abused its private image policy

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If you were worried people might abuse Twitter's new policy banning non-consensual image sharing, your fears were well-founded. The social network toldThe Washington Post it suspended the accounts of 12 journalists and anti-extremism researchers by mistake after far-right activists and… Go To Full Article

Spotify pulls top comedians' albums amid royalty dispute

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If you've wondered where your favorite comedy album went on Spotify, you're far from alone. The Wall Street Journalreports Spotify has pulled hundreds of comedians' albums after it and rights administration company Spoken Giants stalled on a deal for written-word… Go To Full Article

NASA will give SpaceX more crewed flights to cover for Boeing's delays

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Boeing's continued Starliner delays have prompted NASA to hedge its bets. SpaceNewsreports NASA plans to order as many as three more crewed SpaceX flights to ensure "uninterrupted" US trips to the International Space Station as soon as 2023. The company's… Go To Full Article

Activision Blizzard won't have a role at the 2021 Game Awards

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Activision Blizzard's ongoing workplace harassment scandal may have repercussions for one of its bigger media opportunities. In the wake of a Washington Postreport raising questions about Activision Blizzard's involvement at the 2021 Game Awards, producer Geoff Keighley confirmed the publisher… Go To Full Article

iRobot's Roomba s9+ vacuum with clean base is $200 off right now

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If you're looking to treat yourself this holiday season, a robot vacuum could be the gift that keeps on giving. We saw a bunch go on sale for Black Friday, but now Wellbots is having a sale on one of… Go To Full Article

Tour the White House's Christmas decorations on Google Street View

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You can now take a tour of the White House's halls decked with Christmas trees and other decor fit for the season — virtually, that is. Google first added the official residence of the President of the United States to… Go To Full Article

Mistel Q75 Keyboard @ TechPowerUp

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Mistel continues using its own custom keycap sets on a new form factor, and the Q75 is a compact 83-key, 75% keyboard supporting multiple languages and typing layouts. It adds 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity on top of good build quality… Go To Full Article

'Arma 3' and 'DayZ' add BattlEye anti-cheat support through Valve Proton

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While there are still many unknowns about Steam Deck’s library of games, you can add four titles to the list that will work on day one. On Friday, Valve saidArma 3, DayZ, Unturned and Planetside 2 now all feature working… Go To Full Article

'Grid Legends' arrives on February 25th

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The next game in the Grid series, and the first since Electronic Arts bought developer Codemasters earlier this year, has a release date. Grid Legends will hit PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC on February 25th. Go To Full Article

IKEA's latest wireless charger appears to be a portable model

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IKEA has sold a variety of wireless chargers since 2015, but never one that you could use without plugging into a wall outlet. It looks like that’s about to change with images of a new portable Nordmärke Qi charger making… Go To Full Article

New Twitter CEO has already begun a 'major reorganization'

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Following founder Jack Dorsey's recent departure, Twitter's new CEO Parag Agrawal is wasting no time in shaking up the company. A Washington Post report states that Agrawal announced a "major reorganization of the company" today, and it appears to include… Go To Full Article

Facebook is testing a bill splitting feature in Messenger

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There may soon be more ways to get your friends to pay their share of the check. Facebook (or its parent company Meta) announced today that it's testing Split Payments, "a free and fast way to share the cost of… Go To Full Article

Elon Musk says the first Tesla Cybertruck will be a four-motor variant

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When Tesla finally starts rolling the Cybertruck off the production line in 2022, the electric vehicle will debut with a four-motor variant. CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that model will offer "independent, ultra fast response torque control of each… Go To Full Article

ASUS ROG Cetra II Core @ TechPowerUp

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The ASUS ROG Cetra II Core is a $90 in-ear gaming headset equipped with an in-line remote control with a built-in microphone, and am impressive bundle of supplied accessories. If you're a true bass head, this is a product you… Go To Full Article

NSO spyware was reportedly used to target iPhones of US State Department employees

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On Friday, Reuters shed new light on the Biden administration’s recent decision to sanction Pegasus spyware developer NSO Group. Citing four people “familiar with the matter,” the outlet reports an unknown assailant used the firm’s software to infect iPhones belonging… Go To Full Article

Sony reportedly plans to launch its answer to Xbox Game Pass this spring

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Xbox Game Pass has been a hit for Microsoft, and it seems Sony is preparing to respond with its own version of an all-in-one game subscription service. The company is planning to merge PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now into a… Go To Full Article

Amazon's Kindle is on sale for $55 with three months of Kindle Unlimited

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If you missed Amazon's standard e-reader when it was on sale for $50 on Black Friday, you have another shot to grab it for less. The regular Kindle is back on sale for $55, and you'll get three months of… Go To Full Article

Bird expands its electric wheelchair and mobility scooter rentals to San Diego

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Bird is bringing its electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters to more cities. The company and its partner, Scootaround, are expanding the program to San Diego as of today. The wheelchairs and mobility scooters recently arrived in San Francisco too. The… Go To Full Article

Jimmy Wales is auctioning off an NFT of his first Wikipedia edit

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Following in the footsteps of Tim Berners-Lee and others, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is auctioning off a piece of internet history. Starting today, you can bid in a Christie’s auction to obtain an NFT of his first Wikipedia edit. Wales… Go To Full Article

Twitter removed thousands more Chinese propaganda accounts

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Since 2018, Twitter has frequentlydisclosed the results of its efforts to shut down networks of accounts with ties to state propaganda campaigns. The company said it has suspended or removed another 3,465 accounts connected to eight operations in six countries. Go To Full Article

How a civil rights group is holding Europe's online ad industry to account

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An Irish civil rights group believes that it has successfully exposed the so-called legal fictions that underpin the online advertising industry. The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), says that Europe’s data protection regulators will soon declare the current regime… Go To Full Article

SteelSeries Apex 3 TKL Review: A Budget Keyboard Worth Giving a Chance

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Budget gaming keyboards can be iffy, to say the least. Walking the tightrope between affordability and quality is a tricky thing, and one of them usually winds up being left behind. The Apex 3, however, manages to balance both elegantly. Go To Full Article

How to Enable HDR on Windows 11

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Like Windows 10, Windows 11 supports HDR output. Unlike Windows 10, HDR works much better in Windows 11 and is worth turning on in some applications. There are three ways to do this, and we’ll cover them all right here. Go To Full Article

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