Crucial BX300 240GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2017-10-14 read/post comments()

With the BX300, Micron has succeeded to bring to the market an affordable mainstream SSD that is able to deliver sustained performance (unlike TLC-based counterparts) and also uses DRAM cache in order to obtain a speed boost. The Silicon Motion SM2258 comes in a 323-ball TFBGA package and is a 4-channel controller; it comes with quite a bit of data protection and reliability features, while the drive is accompanied by a 3-year limited warranty. read more

SteelSeries Rival 310 Ergonomic Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-10-07 read/post comments()

Given the fact that we are dealing with the exact same sensor as on the Sensei 310, the Rival 310 delivers the same overall experience. Built in cooperation with PixArt, the optical TrueMove3 sensor allows CPI up to 12000 in increments of 100, an acceleration of 50G and polling rate of 1ms. We’ve also got zero hardware acceleration, a feature which recommends it for eSports, while the mouse is able to correct imprecise hand movement thanks to the advanced jitter reduction. Implicitly, the mouse does also perform great when doing productivity work or browsing multimedia content and is lighter even when compared to the Sensei 310 (88.3g vs 92.1g). read more

Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-10-01 read/post comments(0)

Masterkeys Pro S RGB is an interesting TKL keyboard from Cooler Master that was thought with on-the-fly capabilities from the start (for both LED and Macro setups). Quality is ensured by using original CHERRY MX switches (Brown, Blue or Red), comes with a preset Polling Rate of 1000Hz, while the included 512KB of storage helps creating up to four separate profiles. Masterkeys Pro S also comes with the possibility to set up the RGB lighting system via software, so we do have a downloadable utility from the website; the said utility will also update the firmware on the peripheral, with just a mouse click. read more

G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 (F4-3200C16Q-32GTZR) Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2017-09-26 read/post comments(0)

G.SKILL has worked further upon the original Trident Z series in order to offer an even more customizable product; the RGB lighting is fully controllable via software and gives your rig an unique, personalized look. Unlike other manufacturers that tried to create something similar by using power and/or control cables, G.SKILL has succeeded to create even nicer effects by using only software programming. read more

CHERRY B.UNLIMITED 3.0 Keyboard & Mouse Kit Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-09-20 read/post comments(0)

If you are looking for a good quality wireless mouse and keyboard set and would like to use it for any activities except gaming, then you are in luck! B.UNLIMITED 3.0 from CHERRY does come with a very good battery life, a full-sized SX switch keyboard (low excursion) and an ergonomic ambidextrous mouse with two DPI settings that can be adjusted without any extra software. Its low sell price is another strong point of this product, the B.UNLIMITED 3.0 kit being available for just about 63 Euros (rechargeable batteries included). read more

ECS Z270H4-I LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2017-09-18 read/post comments(0)

ECS Z270H4-I is a pretty solid offering from the manufacturer that does support the Intel’s 6th gen and 7th gen processors and despite the Mini ITX size, we do get quite a bit of expansion options. The board packs no less than four SATA ports, one M.2 slot for Wi-Fi/BT, another one for 2242/2280 SSDs, but also one PCI-Express x16 Gen 3.0 slots. In terms of memory, we can equip it with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and at the same time it does not seem to have issues running with higher frequency RAM since it is able to read the XMP profiles properly. read more
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Cherry MX 5.0 Keyboard

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"The Cherry MX Board 5.0 arrived Technic3D. "An extra something" when it comes to ergonomics - individual, powerful and comfortable?" Technic3D will see the complete functions in the following Review." Go To Full Article

Air traffic controllers may get a break from non-stop drone reports

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Air traffic controllers have it bad enough managing full-size aircraft, but they face an extra headache when you throw drones in the mix. You see, controllers get calls when drone pilots want approval to fly within 5 miles of an… Go To Full Article

Fiber optic lines can double as earthquake detectors

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You might not need an extensive sensor network or a host of volunteers to detect earthquakes in the future -- in fact, the lines supplying your internet access might do the trick. Researchers have developed technology that detects seismic activity… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 now includes anti-cheat protection for games

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Windows 10's Fall Creators Update is full of changes, but one of the understated additions could make a big difference if you're a gamer. Microsoft has switched on its previously teased TruePlay feature, which promises to protect against "common" che... Go To Full Article

Five-minute allergy test passes the FDA's scrutiny

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A few years ago, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) started developing what they eventually dubbed the "world's most rapid" allergy test. Now, that test has received the FDA's approval and will start telling...… Go To Full Article

Study says body cameras don't always change police behavior

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In theory, body cameras are supposed to not only catch police abuses of power, but deter them: officers will be on their best behavior knowing that they could be hauled in. As Washington, DC researchers have learned, though, that isn't… Go To Full Article

LG's OLED TVs now pack loss-free 3D audio

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There's a dirty secret to listening to Dolby Atmos sound on LG's current OLED TVs: all the audio is compressed, so you're losing a little fidelity for the sake of immersive 3D sound. You won't have to make that sacrifice… Go To Full Article

New York City ordered to share code for DNA evidence software

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Many attempts to open up access to software in the justice system have fallen flat. Advocates in New York, however, have just scored a significant victory. A federal judge has publicly unsealed the source code for DNA analysis software previously… Go To Full Article

Twitter explains why it takes time to roll out new safety rules

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Twitter has been trying to stamp out harassment, violence and abuse on its platform for years, but it's nowhere near achieving that goal. Since its administrators regularly get a lot of flak for not moving fast enough to make the… Go To Full Article

New Twitch tools help you become a pro streamer

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Many Twitch streamers dream of turning pro, but getting there is a fuzzy process. How do you know you've 'made it' and can apply to become an affiliate or partner? And how do you make a big deal out of… Go To Full Article

The best devices and apps to up your selfie game

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The first time a stranger on the train told me I had a nice smile, I didn't believe her. Back then, I hadn't yet had my crooked teeth fixed, and my self-esteem wasn't anywhere as high as it is today.… Go To Full Article

How Microsoft embraced 'messy’ creativity with Windows Ink

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Windows Ink isn't Microsoft's first stab at bringing stylus support to PCs -- that would be Windows XP Tablet Edition -- but it is the company's most successful. It made stylus support a core part of Windows 10, and it's… Go To Full Article

Toshiba N300 High-Reliability 4 TB Review @ Hardware-Mag.de

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High-Reliability HDD with 4 TB capacity, including lots of Benchmarks in different Presets, power consumption, and many more details. Go To Full Article

Google's annual report shows more web traffic is encrypted

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For several years now, Google has been exerting pressure to increase the usage of HTTPS across the internet. By defaulting to secure connections on both ends, users can be protected from anyone who may intercept or even manipulate data as… Go To Full Article

Apple's Upgrade Program offers a 'head start' on iPhone X

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While initial pre-orders for the iPhone X are still a week away from opening, some Apple die-hards will be able to get started early. Apple's installment-based Upgrade Program that lets customers get a new phone every year will, just like… Go To Full Article

Apple's Upgrade Program offers a 'head start' on iPhone X

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While initial pre-orders for the iPhone X are still a week away from opening, some Apple die-hards will be able to get started early. Apple's installment-based Upgrade Program that lets customers get a new phone every year will, just like… Go To Full Article

Vector plans three 'microsatellite' launches in Virginia

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Virginia's governor announced that microsatellite delivery company Vector has arranged a trio of launches from the state's spaceport on Wallops Island. While the notice gave no information on the payloads or customers, they will be very small compare... Go To Full Article

Senators want to know if Apple fought back on China's VPN ban

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Apple CEO Tim Cook wasn't pleased about pulling VPN software from the company's App Store in China, but this July, it happened anyway. As a result, many users who once counted on such software to dodge the country's Great Firewall… Go To Full Article

Razer’s new webcam and microphone are made for streamers

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Razer is known as a gaming laptop, mouse and keyboard maker, but it actually offers a wide variety of products, like Xbox controllers, power banks, and even an upcoming phone. Razer also makes webcams like the Stargazer, which is built… Go To Full Article

Project Loon's LTE balloons are floating over Puerto Rico

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About a month after Hurricane Maria's devastating landfall on Puerto Rico, and a couple of weeks after the FCC gave clearance, Project Loon is bringing wireless internet to people on the island. Part of (Google parent company) Alphabet's X innovation... Go To Full Article

Movie 'sanitizer' VidAngel files for bankruptcy

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Back in 2016, Hollywood studios were able to stop VidAngel from streaming sanitized versions of blockbuster hits, claiming that its system for doing so was covered under the Family Movie Act of 2005. The injunction, which VidAngel promised to appeal,... Go To Full Article

ASRock Z370 Taichi @ TechPowerUp

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With yet another platform upon us, we have yet another ASRock Taichi motherboard to play with. The ASRock Z370 Taichi is just like all the other Taichi boards before it, ready to make the most of what Intel's Z370 platform… Go To Full Article

Apps and gadgets for the 'Blade Runner' future we didn’t ask for

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Punks, monks and Harrison Ford running scared through a poisonous cityscape were just a few of the details that made the original Blade Runner feel like its environment was a standalone character in the film. It felt as alien and… Go To Full Article

Wireless charging will make drones always ready to fly

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Drones are great until you realize running all those propellers, a camera, GPS and other assorted technology bits are a real drain on the battery. If you're just using one for images it's not too big of a deal. But… Go To Full Article

Asus unveils two new mini-ITX Ryzen motherboards

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Asus ROG Strix X370-I Gaming and Strix B350-I Gaming Asus has officially announced two new mini-ITX motherboards based on AMD's AM4-socket X370 and B350 chipsets, both part of its Republic of Gamers family, the ROG Strix X370-I… Go To Full Article

Zotac unveils its GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini

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The world's shortest GTX 1080 Ti Zotac has unveiled its newest Geforce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, and this time around, it is the shortest GTX 1080 Ti on the market, cooled by a full cover water… Go To Full Article

Adobe's Scribbler AI automatically colorizes any portrait

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Finally! Adobe has devised a method of adding a touch of color to black and white images without all the dimension-jumping time travel (looking at you Pleasantville). At the company's Adobe MAX 2017 event on Thursday, research scientist Jingwan Lu… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is 10nm

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7nm is next year The flagship SoCs are as good as the leading-edge process and Fudzilla can now confirm that Snapdragon 845 SoC, the one that is likely to be presented this year, will be made on… Go To Full Article

Analyzing Z370 for Intel's 8th Generation Coffee Lake

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The launch of Intel’s new 8th Generation ‘Coffee Lake’ processors for desktops is going to be an interesting one. On one side it redefines Intel’s main product stack and its terminology (in a good way), but the motherboard side is… Go To Full Article

Fake iPhone X has a fake notch, obviously

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We're only one week away from iPhone X pre-orders, but the counterfeit market is already offering a variety of similar-looking devices to a particular crowd. As I anticipated, I came across one such clone while wandering around Hong Kong's Global… Go To Full Article

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