CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i PRO RGB Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by stefan @ 2018-07-19 read/post comments(0)

For enabling use in even smaller case form factors, CORSAIR has now prepared the H100i PRO RGB cooler, that shares most of the features from the 280mm radiator version. In more detail, we are talking about Asetek’s Gen6 pump design, that is more compact and was built to offer performance while keeping the sound levels to a minimum, low permeation with black sleeving tubing and the ML fans. read more

ROCCAT Horde AIMO Membranical RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-07-12 read/post comments()

In order to try out the new Membranical switches of the Horde AIMO keyboard, we first wrote some articles in Word and afterwards we continued gaming in titles such as AION and Quake Champions: the main keys feel less rubbery when actuated versus a standard membrane switch and ROCCAT has managed to keep the sound levels to a minimum as well. The plastic casing of the keyboard does assist further with noise dampening, while the actuation point does allow the user to type without the need of bottoming out. read more

Creative iRoar Wireless Intelligent Speaker Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2018-07-07 read/post comments(0)

After fully charging the iRoar as soon as it arrived, we have connected the speaker via USB to our computer, in order to try out the Dashboard but also to check for the latest firmware updates. The software has updated the speaker firmware in about a minute and we were ready to rock! After listening plenty of clips on YouTube, some TV shows and the Death Wish movie with Bruce Willis, we were quite surprised how loud the speaker can get. After enabling Roar mode, everything got boosted, including the bass effects, which is a treat during action scenes. The speaker can deliver when playing games as well, thanks to the multitude of drivers (active (subwoofer driver and the two… read more

CORSAIR STRAFE RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-06-30 read/post comments(0)

In order to try out the STRAFE RGB MK.2, we did first write a full article and besides the good responsiveness of the keys we did also enjoy the silence. To be frank with you, our daily keyboard for work is the K70 LUX RGB that does feature the same type of switches so moving on to the new STRAFE version was pretty straight-forward. Afterwards, we did run some Quake Champions matches, but also AION that does require lots of key combinations: thanks to the powerful iCUE configuration options, it was a breeze to access the spells, while the Volume wheel is quite handy when you do not have an easy to reach Volume modifier on your headset or speakers. read more

Toshiba TransMemory U365 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2018-06-22 read/post comments(0)

The TransMemory U365 drive comes with fast read speeds, even higher than the advertised “up to 150 MB/s” and is quite easy to operate thanks to the sliding retractable design. Depending on the capacity we do choose to go with (32GB, 64GB, 128GB or 256GB), we can fit quite a bit of content on it, in order to transfer to other PCs/Laptops. This model is also backed by a 5-year warranty from the date of purchase, which says a lot of the quality components inside the unit. read more

Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2018-06-17 read/post comments(0)

After finalizing the hardware installation of the the AE-5 Pure Edition card to our test system, we did proceed further with the Sound Blaster Connect 2 installer, which did also contain the necessary drivers; in order to have the Aurora RGB setup functional, we also have to supply extra power via Molex., After adjusting the EQ with our preferences, together with the BlasterX Acoustic Engine settings, we did start the listening experience by connecting the SteelSeries Arctis Pro headset and watched various movies and TV shows. The audio output was clear, with plenty of bass and clear highs and loud enough as well after modifying the amplification, thanks to the Xamp build. We also ran multiple rounds of Quake Champions… read more
Storage/SSD Silicon Power PCIe Gen3x2 P32A80 256GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2018-06-12
Audio/Others ROCCAT Khan AIMO 7.1 RGB Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2018-06-06
Audio/Others CORSAIR HS70 Wireless Surround Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2018-05-31
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB SE Mouse + MM1000 Qi Wireless Mouse Pad Review by stefan @ 2018-05-25
Audio/Others Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Headset Review by stefan @ 2018-05-20

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[M] CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i PRO RGB Liquid CPU Cooler Review

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For enabling use in even smaller case form factors, CORSAIR has now prepared the H100i PRO RGB cooler, that shares most of the features from the 280mm radiator version. In more detail, we are talking about Asetek’s Gen6 pump design,… Go To Full Article

VW will build its electric microbus and crossover in the US

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Volkswagen is pushing its EV strategy hard in Europe and China, and now intends to continue its momentum in the US, where it plans to produce its upcoming all-electric microbus and crossover SUV. Confirmed to Autocar this week, VW says… Go To Full Article

Apple's new MacBook is so hot it has to be throttled

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High powered chip is a complete waste of cash The Tame Apple Press has been singing the praises of Apple’s latest 15-inch MacBook Pro refresh with the Core i9-8950HK six-core processor crammed inside, but what Apple fanboys… Go To Full Article

Asus Blue Cave AC2600 Dual Band WiFi Router

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" I can't fault the Asus Blue Cave router. It looks great in any decor and its super easy to set up. I thought it was going to be just an ordinary router that offers AC2600 speed, but it turned… Go To Full Article

Terrafugia's first flying car should finally go on sale in 2019

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Terrafugia's Transition flying car has been in development purgatory for years, but it's finally here... almost. The company has announced that the first production models of the Transition will go on sale sometime in 2019. While that does sound like...… Go To Full Article

Fujifilm's oddball XF10 fixed-lens APS-C camera costs only $500

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Fujifilm has proven again that it's not afraid to build unusual cameras by unveiling the XF10, a premium fixed-lens compact that will be the successor to the X70 compact. It's got a wide-angle 18.5mm f/2.8 fixed lens (equivalent to 27.8mm… Go To Full Article

Duolingo launches Hindi language course for English speakers

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Today, Duolingo's Hindi language course for English speakers officially launched on its website. The course is not yet available on iOS or Android apps, but it will be making its way to these devices in the future. The course has… Go To Full Article

Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 RAPIDFIRE Review @ Vortez

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The Corsair K70 has been around for a number of years now, with several different variations and improvements in that time, however they were all just small, incremental adjustments not worthy of a new version number. Today, that changes, with… Go To Full Article

Hyperloop TT will build a test track in China

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The Hyperloop race is much of a political battle as it is a technical one, with companies grabbing territory like players starting a game of Risk. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the crowdsourced enterprise that has lagged behind rivals in som... Go To Full Article

VR standard promises an end to headset connector headaches

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If you've used a wired VR headset, you probably know the connector situation is inconsistent and messy: you frequently have to plug multiple cables into your PC, which is space consuming at best and potentially impractical if you have a… Go To Full Article

Chinese iCloud user data is now handled by a state-owned telco

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If you're an Apple customer living in China who didn't already opt out of having your iCloud data stored locally, here's a good reason to do so now. That information, the data belonging to China-based iCloud users which includes emails… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 getting support for leap seconds

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Microsoft is bringing support for leap seconds - yes, that one extra second - to Windows, starting with Windows 10 Redstone 5 and Windows Server 2019. With the upcoming updates for Windows 10, Microsoft's operating system now deals with leap… Go To Full Article

E-Lektron JAD38-B Digital Sound System Review

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It may sacrifice portability and battery operation for the tremendous power output of its dual amplifiers but that combined with its many features, good build quality and affordable price tag makes the JAD38-B by E-Lektron a very interesting digital sound… Go To Full Article

Gorilla Glass 6 gives phones a better shot at surviving multiple drops

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Toughened glass has long protected your phone against a singular drop, but one-and-done isn't how it works in real life -- we've all seen butterfingers users whose device falls to the floor on a seemingly weekly basis. Those not-so-coordinated peopl...… Go To Full Article

Robocall company exposes hundreds of thousands of voter records

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Hundreds of thousands of voter records were left exposed on an Amazon S3 bucket, ZDNet reports, this time by Virginia-based robocalling firm Robocent. Among the information that was left accessible were names, home addresses, gender, phone numbers, a... … Go To Full Article

Toshiba OCZ RC100 480 GB @ TechPowerUp

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The Toshiba OCZ RC100 is one of the most affordable M.2 NVMe drives on the market. It comes in a super compact form factor, barely half as long as normal M.2 drives. RC100 is also highly integrated, using a single… Go To Full Article

Remedy Entertainment Ditches Microsoft for Control Game Release

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Remedy Entertainment has announced that they have lost their bid to continue work on the Alan Wake and Quantum Break franchises. After going to great lengths to make sure that the writing in the games was done in a way… Go To Full Article

Congress' social-media hearing was a ‘stupid’ sideshow

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Tuesday marked another chapter in the "Tech Companies Go to Congress" story, with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing, titled "Examining the Content Filtering Practices of Social Media Giants," w... Go To Full Article

Riding an autonomous shuttle through Times Square was reassuringly boring

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Yesterday afternoon, I rode an autonomous shuttle down a short section of Broadway in the heart of Times Square, and it was easily the most boring part of my day. I'm not saying that because my life is particularly exciting,… Go To Full Article

Senate bill could bring emergency alerts to streaming services

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You knew it was only a matter of time before legislators pressed for additional reforms to prevent another false missile alert like the one that rattled Hawaii. US Senators Brian Schatz and John Thune have introduced a bill, the READI… Go To Full Article

'Chrome OS krijgt functie om recentste tabblad van browser op Android te openen'

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Chrome OS lijkt een functie te krijgen om het laatst geopende tabblad op een Android-smartphone te openen. De functie is bedoeld om gebruikers door te laten lezen op een webpagina als ze van apparaat wisselen. Go To Full Article

Trump is one of the biggest political ad spenders on Facebook

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In May, Facebook began requiring political ads to disclose who paid for them and started collecting all political ads in a searchable archive. Now, researchers are using that information to see how politicians are incorporating the social platform in... Go To Full Article

Apple’s MacBook eGPU is a step towards winning back creative pros

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Even though Apple makes a lot more money on iPhones and iPads, Macs are still crucial to its bottom line. For years, they were widely loved by creative folks and influencers because they were simpler and more powerful than Windows… Go To Full Article

Netflix refreshes TV interface with a handy navigation bar

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Netflix is giving its TV interface a fresh lick of paint with an update that should make navigation a little easier. A new bar on the left of the screen lets you jump to the TV show and movie catalogs,… Go To Full Article

Microsoft promises 'all-new Xbox hardware' next month

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Microsoft is bringing new Xbox hardware to Germany next month for Gamescom. The news comes from Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, who teased "all-new Xbox hardware and accessories" in a blog post this morning. What could it be? Well, there have… Go To Full Article

The latest ‘BlazBlue’ reminds me how impenetrable fighting games can be

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Fighting games aren't for the faint-hearted. There's no relaxation or light entertainment in the breakneck world of kill-or-be-killed beat 'em ups. Long before home consoles and internet connections, these kind of games fostered serious competitive s... Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Air Cooler Review

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The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO heatsink and fan cooler combo has been around for about seven years and is incredibly affordable. This HSF is a go-to for many folks on a budget and others that just need cooling that… Go To Full Article

Rolls-Royce may use bug-like robots to assist airplane engine repair

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Rolls-Royce showed off a handful of small robots this week that could aid in the inspection and repair of airplane engines sometime in the future. Though still under development, the tiny robots could lead to faster, less labor-intensive engine inspe...… Go To Full Article

Cuba is rolling out mobile internet nationwide

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The Cuban government has launched a program that will see mobile internet rolled out nationwide by the end of the year. Communist-run Cuba is one of the least connected countries in the Western Hemisphere due to a lack of resources,… Go To Full Article

Google rolls out a simpler sign-in page

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When Google announced last month that it's rolling out a new sign-in page, it promised a new interface with Material Design components as part of its efforts to give G Suite a more cohesive look. We'll have to wait a… Go To Full Article

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