TP-LINK Touch P5 AC1900 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2015-11-28 read/post comments()

The touch-screen Touch P5 employs is not a marketing gimmick but a useful feature since we can perform the initial configuration steps with its help but also access the main configuration areas during operation; in order to avoid unauthorized access, the router will ask us for the administrator password and its desktop area will show as an intro screen the Guest network details. We do also get other useful information displayed on the screen like which Wi-Fi networks are running (2.4GHz or 5GHz or both), the current product operation mode (Router, Access Point or Repeater), time/date and the number of connected stations. read more

Primal Carnage: Extinction Game Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-11-26 read/post comments()

The game needs to be checked out by people which are already bored of zombie games and really want to try something different. The graphics feel a bit dated, but if you like this type of game which is quite fast-paced, it won’t really matter this much; also, by using the older DirectX9 platform, even people with slower systems would be able to enjoy the game at maximum settings, without the need to upgrade. Happy Dino Hunting! read more

ASUSTOR AS1004T 4-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-11-22 read/post comments()

AS1004T NAS takes part of the latest ASUSTOR server series meant for home use, which does sport a Marvell ARMADA-385 1GHz Dual-Core processor, is paired with just 512MB of RAM and can house up to four drives. The chassis has been completely redesigned and in order to access the drives, we will have to completely remove the cover; unlike the previous NASes we have tested from the same company, this unit lacks trays and only 3.5’’ drives are supported for installation. Because of the utilized ARMADA-385 SoC, the overall power consumption is very low, while the four bays are cooled by a single 120mm fan located in the back. We can connect more devices to the NAS, but be aware… read more

IN WIN 805 Mid-tower Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2015-11-17 read/post comments()

In Win is one of those manufacturers which really dare to innovate within their growing lineup of computer cases. Last year they stole the show with their highly acclaimed S-Frame, an open air chassis made from a single sheet of aluminium. Of course these high tech cases come at a cost! This year at Computex they surprised friend and foe again with the H-frame case; compare it with a transformer case, that can open and close allowing to access the innards. It is quite expensive but nevertheless a stunning concept case that will be produced in limited numbers. Today however we are taking a look at one of their more affordable nevertheless breathtaking case solution, the IN WIN 805 Mid-tower… read more

THL 2015A Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-11-17 read/post comments()

The newly released THL 2015A smartphone is a lower-specced version of their previous 2015 model which now features a MTK MT6735 SoC at 1.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a HD screen and a battery of 2700mAh. The camera sensor on the back is a Sony IMX135 Exmor RS 13MP and while it can shoot good quality photos during day time, the night shots are quite disappointing because of the excessive LED flash bleeding inside the frame. read more

Corsair VOID Stereo Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-11-14 read/post comments()

While the VOID Stereo is compatible with a wide selection of devices which can output analog audio signal, the quality of the sound is also often influenced by the source. We have connected the headset to our trusty Sound Blaster ZxR sound card and watched some movies, several YouTube clips but also some of the latest TV Shows like Gotham, Grimm, The Walking Dead and so on. The main conclusion is that with the right sound card settings and enhancements, the Stereo is going to sound pretty good but this is also thanks to the 50mm-large Neodymium drivers it incorporates that are also used on the more expensive models. Talking about the microphone, if the sound card from our setup… read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards Rantopad FF Gaming Mouse and MAX Aluminum Pad Review by stefan @ 2015-11-12
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-563 5-bay Affordable Quad-Core Business NAS Review by stefan @ 2015-11-09
Others/Mice & Keyboards Razer Mamba Wireless Chroma Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2015-10-29
Others/Miscelleneous Meizu M2 Note Full Body PU Leather Case Review by stefan @ 2015-10-28
Storage/SSD Silicon Power Slim S80 240GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2015-10-27

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Watch ESA explain how it plans to find gravitational waves

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In just under a week the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch its LISA Pathfinder spacecraft on a Vega rocket. Buried within the vessel are two cubes made of gold-platinium which, scientists hope, can lay the groundwork for measuring gravitational... Go To Full Article

QPAD unveils DX-20 multi-surface ambidextrous gaming mouse

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QPAD today unveiled the DX-20 gaming mouse, its first new mouse shape in seven years. The DX-20’s design has been inspired by the Microsoft Intellimouse 1.1, with an ambidextrous shape that helps both left and right-handed players feel right at… Go To Full Article

Lenovo Yoga 900 review: Same thin design with fewer compromises

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Lenovo's Yoga laptops hardly need an introduction at this point: The company's iconic 2-in-1s are so popular that its competitors have been copying them right and left. Last year's edition, the Yoga 3 Pro, was especially notable for how thin… Go To Full Article

ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti 20th Anniversary Gold Edition graphics card now official

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ASUS is celebrating its 20 years of producing award-winning and innovative graphics cards with the launch of a special limited edition 20th Anniversary Gold Edition GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card. The collectible graphics card isn’t just great looking on… Go To Full Article

Black Friday deals: here are the UK's best

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It's that time of the year again. Black Friday has finally arrived, bringing with it a near-endless stream of deals and discounts for you to consider. If you've decided to stay at home and avoid the chaos outside -- we… Go To Full Article

OnePlus won't replace the 2's flawed USB Type-C cable

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Google engineer Benson Leung recently tested the OnePlus 2's USB Type-C cable and said it "may cause damage to your charger, hub or PC USB port" if used on a fast-charging device. OnePlus has now admitted that it doesn't conform… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Waterforce Xtreme Gaming 6 GB @ techPowerUp

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Gigabyte's GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming comes with a watercooling solution onboard which provides excellent temperatures and low noise. In our testing the card turns out to be the fastest GTX 980 Ti we ever tested, and with $720, it's… Go To Full Article

NZXT H440 New 2015 Edition & Hue+ Review @ Vortez

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The H440 2015 Edition slipped onto the market in a rather subtle way in October but hopes to make a lasting impression. NZXT has built on the success of the popular H440 by refining the cosmetics – furnishing this 2015… Go To Full Article

'Pro Evolution Soccer' gets a free-to-play version this December

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For years, FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer have been fighting for the hearts of football fans. EA has always had the money, with authentic strips and team names, but PES players will argue that Konami's gameplay makes it a technically… Go To Full Article

iClever Foldable Wireless Keyboard Review

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Today we will be looking at a new product from iClever, the foldable wireless keyboard. This pocket-size keyboard is a perfect accessory for those who like the agility of keyboard typing yet don't like to carry a laptop around. It's… Go To Full Article

BBC Three to go off air and move online in February next year

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The writing is well and truly on the wall: BBC Three will cease to exist as a broadcast TV channel from February next year. The plan to take BBC Three off the air and reinvent it online has been a… Go To Full Article

Falling SSD prices good news for notebook users

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Market research firm Trendforce said the price of mainstream solid state drives (SSDs) fell by 10 percent for four quarters in a row. And that means between 25 and 28 percent of notebooks that ship use SSDs… Go To Full Article

Pepper robots are getting fashionable makeovers

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Pepper, Softbank's adorable emotion-sensing robot, is rapidly becoming the victim of its own cuteness after owners began dressing it up in wacky costumes. The Wall Street Journal has found that buyers of the device got together to form an intricate… Go To Full Article

Samsung mass produces 128 gigabyte DRAM

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South Korean technology giant Samsung said it has started mass production of 128 gigabyte DDR4 DRAM modules. The modules are aimed at enterprise servers and for data centres. Samsung said the modules have the… Go To Full Article

ADATA Releases the Lightning Card Reader

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ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of highperformance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the Lightning Card Reader for Apple iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Fully MFi certified, the accessory connects to Apple devices using the Lightning… Go To Full Article

'Sensible Soccer' remake will happen without its Kickstarter

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Developer Jon Hare surprised many people when he announced that iconic football game Sensible Soccer was getting a spiritual successor. With Codemasters still owning the rights to the existing franchise, Hare and his team launched the new Sociable S...… Go To Full Article

Philips 272G5DYEB 27-inch G-Sync display review

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The Philips 272G5DYEB is a 27-inch G-Sync display with a focus on fast response times and high performance. It offers G-Sync up to 144Hz, incorporates a TN panel and a 1ms response time, with a 1080p native resolution. It’s also… Go To Full Article

Corsair STRAFE RGB Review @ Vortez

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This is where the STRAFE RGB makes its mark. Featuring vibrant 16.8m colour LEDs which fully utilise the dynamic lighting effects, the STRAFE RGB will appeal to those who desire maximum customisation. If that wasn't enough, the STRAFE RGB is… Go To Full Article

Indie puzzler 'Fez' resurfaces with a $100 special edition

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We aren't getting a sequel to the adorable retro indie puzzler Fez well... ever. But that doesn't mean developer Polytron is out of things to sell fans. The Canadian company hopes the wound it opened by canceling the sequel won't… Go To Full Article

MSI Announces ECO Series Socket LGA1151 Motherboards

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MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, announces its 2nd generation of ECO motherboards, based on Intel's 100-series 'Skylake' chipset. Introducing 3 new models, the MSI H170M ECO, B150M ECO, and H110M ECO motherboards offer industry leading power efficiency while retaining… Go To Full Article

Chip company mergers and acquisitions reach $80 billion

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Interest in writing cheques for chipmakers through mergers and acquisitions (M&As) is expected to pick up. Chipmakers have already announced over $80 billion worth of M&As in 2015. Chipmakers are acquiring peers to expand… Go To Full Article

Thrifty Scots make graphene cheap

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Graphene has been seen as a material with magical properties if it were not for the fact it costs an arm and a leg to make. A large part of this expense is the substrate on which… Go To Full Article

Engineers more likely to become terrorists

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A new book as outed engineers as a group more likely to generate terrorists than any other profession. Writing for the European Journal of Sociology Diego Gambetta, of the Italian European University Institute and Steffen Hertog, an… Go To Full Article

Upgrading a 3D Printer with A Leadscrew

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Consumer 3D printers have really opened up the floodgates to personal at home fabrication. Even the cheapest of 3D printers will yield functional parts — however the quality of the print varies quite a lot. One of the biggest downfalls… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Motherboard Review

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In fighting game circles, there is an interesting technique called "option select" which is essentially a combination of moves that guarantee the maximum possible best-case coverage depending on the scenario. While performing the exact same button or joystick combination, the… Go To Full Article

Panasonic makes its 4K Toughpad more film industry-friendly

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When Panasonic's 20-inch, 4K Toughpad tablet arrived to CES 2013, there was nothing even remotely like it on the market. The company did have a method to its madness, however, positioning the then-$6,000 tablet as a bulletproof, strictly-business tab...… Go To Full Article

Huawei unveils the Mate 8 with Kirin 950 SoC, 4000mAh battery, & Android Marshmallow

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Huawei has finally announced the much awaited Mate 8 flagship phablet today. The Mate 8 succeeds the Ascend Mate 7 from last year and is the first device to be powered by Huawei’s new Kirin 950 SoC. The Kirin 950… Go To Full Article

Mionix Announces New-generation SARGAS Mousepad Family

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Mionix today announced the all new SARGAS gaming mousepad line. It will make its worldwide debut tomorrow at Dreamhack Winter in Jönköping, Sweden, the world's largest digital festival. The new SARGAS range embraces five different sizes, starting from Small, for… Go To Full Article

ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 980 Ti 20th Anniversary Gold Edition

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ASUS today celebrates 20 years of producing the world's most award-winning and innovative graphics cards with the release of a special limited 20th Anniversary Gold Edition GTX 980 Ti graphics card. Featuring the latest GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics processing… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy A5 sequel to sport a 720p HD display

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A leaked User Agent profile for the SM-A510M Galaxy A5 sequel has confirmed the screen resolution of the smartphone. This does seem a bit surprising, as the recent GFXBench listing had suggested the smartphone will include a 5.2-inch 1080 x… Go To Full Article

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