VKWorld VK2015 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-05-03 read/post comments()

Based on the older MT6582 quad-core SoC from MediaTek, the VK2015 low-cost smartphone is snappy enough for being used with the latest social applications like Facebook, Skype but also for playing simple games as Angry Birds. The chassis has rounded edges and a rubberized plastic back cover, it is easy to hold and be used with a single hand because of the smaller footprint and does not creak when pressed in certain areas. Thanks to the dual-SIM feature, we are offered more flexibility if we use two different service providers. read more

Meizu MX4 32GB Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-04-28 read/post comments()

MEIZU MX4 is quite an unique smartphone, which is available in 16GB and 32GB versions at Fastcardtech and incorporates a high-performance 20.7MP sensor from Sony, the MediaTek MT6595 big.LITTLE SoC with eight cores, is paired with 2GB of RAM and runs the latest version of Flyme operating system, based on Android 4.4.2. read more

Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Convertible Review

Mobile/Tablets by stefan @ 2015-04-23 read/post comments()

If you are looking for a professional looking convertible with the latest available low power consumption Intel Core M processor which is paired with 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and comes with a fully-fledged Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, then look no further, your answer is here! read more

Corsair Gaming Sabre Optical RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-04-21 read/post comments()

We have tried multiple titles (Heroes of the Storm, Dying Light, Dirty Bomb, CounterStrike Global Offensive) with the Sabre Optical RGB and we were pretty impressed with the overall comfort, which was matched by precision thanks to the latest Avago ADNS S3988 6400DPI sensor. The mouse was designed only to be used by right-handers and on the laterals we have an arched design for obtaining a good grip.   read more

Blackview Breeze Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-04-16 read/post comments()

This model was mainly built for people with lower budgets, which do not have enough cash to invest in higher-specced models and Blackview has picked one of the mainstream SoCs (MT6582) of 2013 to equip it, which now also has sources for building Android 5.0 distributions. read more

QNAP TVS-863+ AMD Turbo vNAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-04-10 read/post comments()

With the latest TVS-863+ 10GbE-ready Turbo vNAS, QNAP is proposing a centralized solution featuring the latest technologies and integrating new AMD-based hardware with the quad-core embedded SoC which is clocked at 2.4GHz, which is also powered by AMD Radeon Graphics. The system is housed inside a proven mini-tower NAS metallic case, with a LCD screen and buttons in order to perform some actions right from the frontal area. read more
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Storage/HDD Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 HDD Review by stefan @ 2015-03-28
Storage/HDD Toshiba MG04ACA400A 4TB Enterprise HDD Review by stefan @ 2015-03-21
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Researchers find new 'most distant' galaxy in the universe

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Peering through the voids of space is a lot like time travelling: the deeper we gaze into a seemingly endless Universe, the further back in time we can see. Now, a team of researchers led by astronomers from Yale University… Go To Full Article

NZXT DOKO Streaming Device Review @HiTech Legion

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"The bottom line for the DOKO is that it is a very small easy to hide device that has a lot of potential but in my opinion is not quite ready for the mainstream crowd yet. To summarize the DOKO… Go To Full Article

'Portal' turning into a game of hyperdimensional pinball

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Developer Valve legendarily has a hard time counting to "3" but that doesn't mean getting your hands on some new Portal action is too far out of reach. It just might not be in a place you'd expect. The long-running… Go To Full Article

'Star Wars' teams up with 'Disney Infinity 3.0' in the fall

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Disney Infinity 3.0 is the latest edition of Disney's Skylanders-style video game series, and it's scheduled to hit stores in the fall, complete with figurines from the Star Wars universe. That's a relief, since we were worried there wouldn't be… Go To Full Article

Uber quits Kansas after a bill makes its ridesharing 'impossible'

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If you rely on Uber to get around Kansas, you'll have to find an alternative in short order. The ridesharing firm has ended service in the state after legislators overturned the Governor's veto on SB 117, a bill that tightens… Go To Full Article

Oppo teases its upcoming metal unibody R7 smartphone

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Oppo today confirmed its upcoming R7 smartphone will feature a metal unibody design as it tweeted a teaser image of the smartphone on its Weibo page. The R7 had passed through TENAA (the Chinese certification agency) yesterday and from the… Go To Full Article

Pinball Simulator Makes The Neighbors Happy

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There are a lot of simulators out there if you want to try something out that would be otherwise impossible. Great examples are flight simulators for simulating the piloting of a fighter jet, or goat simulators for simulating the life… Go To Full Article

Periscope will find live video streams near you

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Sure, Twitter's Periscope app will tell you which of your friends are streaming, but what if you want to find out who's broadcasting the local baseball game? You won't have that problem for much longer. Periscope chief Kayvon Beykpour has… Go To Full Article

Raidmax Hyperion @ techPowerUp

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Extremely compact, able to use 240 mm radiators and a 5.25" drive at the same time, all while holding five hard drives, a mATX board, and that high-end GPU: does it sound too good to be true? Well, the Raidmax… Go To Full Article

Vivo X5 Pro to sport a huge 4,150mAh battery

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Vivo’s upcoming flagship smartphone X5 Pro has been in the news because of its retinal scanner feature that was revealed recently but today a new bit of information about the smartphone has been uncovered, making us all the more excited… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake's Versa H15 is a classy microATX chassis

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We're fans of microATX towers here at TR, but there just aren't that many of them on the market. That's why Thermaltake's new Versa H15 has our attention. It's a nice-looking mini-tower with several enthusiast-friendly design choices. Go To Full Article

Snowden documents reveal how the NSA searches voice calls

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The Intercept has released a new document from Edward Snowden's cache of government files describing how the NSA has been converting voice calls to searchable text documents for nearly a decade. The NSA has long monitored signals intelligence (SIGNIT...… Go To Full Article

LG making a Windows Phone comeback with the ‘Lancet’

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We have repeatedly been hearing rumors about LG making a comeback to Windows Phone but so far no concrete leaks were seen. That has changed today as Windows Central has managed to grab the e-brochure and spec-sheet of the company’s… Go To Full Article

Intel announces Haswell-EX Xeon E7-V3 processors with up to 18-cores

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Intel today launched the latest Haswell-EX Xeon E7-V3 processor lineup for the server and enterprise segment of the market. The new Xeon E7-V3 family comprises of a total of 12 processors. The processors launched today include the Xeon E7-8890 V3,… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Define S Case Review

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Fractal Design is a Swedish company that designs Cases, fans and Power Supplies. The product we are looking at today is the Fractal Design Define S Case. It is a ATX case prepared for both water… Go To Full Article

Intel Releases SSD DC S3510

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In February Intel refreshed its enterprise SATA SSD lineup with the DC S3610 and S3710 SSDs, but left the entry-level S35xx series untouched. That changes today with the launch of the DC S3510, which succeeds the popular S3500 that has… Go To Full Article

GOG's Steam-y Galaxy storefront enters open beta

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We love GOG.com for its wide selection of classic games, but there's one hitch: the site sells each game as a separate application, without any kind of central management like we're used to with Steam, Uplay, and Origin. GOG has… Go To Full Article

TP-LINK AV1200 Review (Powerline) at HardwareHeaven

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"New generation powerline network kit gets reviewed..." Go To Full Article

Samsung Announces PRO Plus and EVO Plus Memory Cards

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today introduced its latest memory card lineups, PRO Plus and EVO Plus. The two latest product lineups add to Samsung's SD and microSD card portfolio to now consist of the PRO Plus, PRO, EVO Plus and… Go To Full Article

GeForce GTX 970, 980 now bundled with new Witcher, Batman games

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In March, Nvidia began bundling select GeForce GTX 960, 970, and 980 graphics cards with download codes for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Today, it's expanding that program to include Batman: Arkham Knight—but only for the GTX 970 and 980.… Go To Full Article

Apple releases specifications for third-party Watch bands

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Don't like the stock bands and straps included with the Apple Watch? Third parties may soon be able to design and sell officially licensed bands of their own. New documentation on Apple's developer portal suggests an upcoming "Made for Apple… Go To Full Article

Here's what we made of those leaked AMD slides

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The number-one request ahead of last week's podcast live stream was some discussion of the possibly leaked slides from AMD. We took a crack at it, although we were careful about drawing too many conclusions from unconfirmed leaks. The discussion… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE X99 GAMING-5P Review @ Vortez

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Along with the audio improvements, GIGABYTE have incorporated G1 Killer networking, high spec digital power components along with some aesthetic additions that are sure to please those with a windowed case. Obviously, being a gaming motherboard GIGABYTE have included support… Go To Full Article

Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Cooler Review – Compact and Quiet

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In our review of Noctua’s latest flagship, the NH-D15, we proclaimed it the king of air coolers, for its massive cooling performance and silent operation. However, while the NH-D15 is the definitive solution where space is not a concern, it… Go To Full Article

Giada Launches Compact i200 Mini-PC

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Giada, a brand of Shenzhen Jiehe Technology Development, Co., Ltd, today announces the ultra compact i200 Mini-PC. Designed for thin client, digital signage, enterprise and industrial applications, the i200, with dimensions of 5.12" x 5.06" x 1.02", offers PC-level performance… Go To Full Article

How to Perform Time Machine Backups Over the Network

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Apple’s Time Machine typically backs up to an external drive or wirelessly to a Time Capsule. But, if you have a spare Mac, you can turn it into a Time Machine server. All your other Macs can back up to… Go To Full Article

Colorful iGame-Z170 Motherboard Pictured

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Here is the first picture of Colorful's premium socket LGA1151 motherboard, the iGame-Z170. The company plans to carve out at lease three unique SKUs out of this PCB (second picture below), the iGame-Z170 being the base model. As its name… Go To Full Article

SilverStone Tundra TD03-E CPU Liquid Cooler Review

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Summer is approaching us, and with temperatures expecting to get hot it means that Benchmark Reviews is evaluating what CPU cooler manufacturers are bringing forward in 2015. In this article, the spotlight will be on the newest SilverStone Cooler, the… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion: 8Pack world record interview

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Keen to reclaim the crown of the world’s number one overclocker, British-born 8Pack selected the Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion for his latest set of attempts. KitGuru caught up with him in his O/C Lab at Overclockers.co.uk’s HQ in Stoke.… Go To Full Article

Desktop OEMs Begin Listing "Broadwell" Chips, "Skylake" Arrives in Q3

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Major pre-built desktop manufacturers began listing products driven by 5th generation Core "Broadwell" processors, which are having a brief stint at the markets before being replaced by 6th generation Core "Skylake" processors in Q3-2015. The 5th Generation Core family is… Go To Full Article

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