Silicon Power Armor A80 Waterproof & Shockproof Portable HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2020-03-29 read/post comments(0)

The Armor A80 portable hard drive from Silicon Power comes with a premium build, which was pre-tested in order to be compliant with U.S. military drop test requirements, meets water resistant standard IEC 529 IPX7, transforming the product in a water, pressure, vibration and dust resistant model. While for the 2TB version we have found a WD Blue 2.5’’ 7mm PC HDD inside, the drive is surrounded by a shock-resistant silica gel in order to protect it from damages. read more

CORSAIR SCIMITAR RGB ELITE MMO/MOBA Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-03-25 read/post comments(0)

In order to try out the new SCIMITAR RGB ELITE, we fired up Grim Dawn, TERA but also StarCraft II; after positioning the Key Slider Control system to our liking, the 12-button assembly was easily accessible for accessing our macros. We could work with the spells/actions faster than accessing the keyboard keys and during this time the mouse shape did really help as well regarding comfort. For other game types such as FPS we would go though with lighter mice though, since this model weights about 122g without the cable. read more

Toshiba P300 6TB Desktop PC Hard Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2020-03-20 read/post comments(0)

Over the previously tested P300 4TB, the 6TB version has improvements regarding both read and write speeds, but in regular operation the two drives will perform about the same. What is to be appreciated here is the increased storage capacity, while keeping the noise levels and power consumption to a minimum. We have performed out testing without a direct airflow to the drive, and never seen temperatures raising over 33 degrees Celsius, meaning that the product will operate fine in cases with less than decent ventilation as well. read more

Razer DeathAdder V2 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-03-18 read/post comments(0)

It was only a matter of time till Razer would bring the latest technologies to its signature DeathAdder mouse; we have tested the mouse in The Division 2, Dying Light and Beyond: Two Souls and we were quite impressed with the comfort this mouse can offer, even during longer gaming sessions. The high-performance sensor is quite overkill for most mainstream gamers, but a delight for competitive gamers that need to squeeze even the last bit of performance out of their gear. read more

Toshiba P300 4TB Desktop PC Hard Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2020-03-14 read/post comments(0)

While the transfer rates are a bit lower when compared with 7200RPM drives of the same capacity, we are seeing good numbers for both reads and writes, making the P300 4TB a great mainstream drive, for use along an SSD. Considering that the necessary space for storing multimedia content such as games, 4K movies but also productivity tools has been increased considerably (we have seen some AAA gaming titles requiring over 100GB of space), a drive like this should be the answer if you are not overly-pretentious regarding loading times. Another great use for these drives is for backups and generally lower RPM drives tend to produce less vibrations as well. read more

Creative SXFI AIR C Headphones Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2020-03-11 read/post comments(0)

After re-creating our profile in the SXFI mobile application, we went on and watched several TV shows such as Star Trek: Picard, Better Call Saul and Altered Carbon. The EQ was left on neutral and we were quite surprised by the quality of the surround sound delivered by the product, same basically as the one found with the SXFI THEATER. SXFI AIR C allows users to experience personalized holographic audio at a more affordable price range, while remaining comfortable during longer usage sessions. read more
Storage/SSD Silicon Power P34A60 PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 512GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2020-03-08
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Apex 3 Water Resistant Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2020-03-04
Storage/Other Kioxia FlashAir W-04 64GB Wireless SD Card Review by stefan @ 2020-02-29
Audio/Others CORSAIR VIRTUOSO RGB WIRELESS SE Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2020-02-26
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

I went to a sneaker launch in VR because of the coronavirus

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If you're launching a new product, you normally want to put on a show with a sprinkling of razzle and plenty of dazzle. That means getting journalists and fans into a big room, trotting out your wares and letting everyone… Go To Full Article

Silicon Power BOLT B80 1TB Portable SSD

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" ... The BOLT B80 is another amazing portable SSD from Silicon Power. It has an original design, it's also small and light, and offers high performance and good data security. Pretty much everything we could expect of a portable… Go To Full Article

EVGA RTX 2060 KO Video Card Review and LN2 Overclocking @ Hardware Asylum

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The GPU sits at the low end of the RTX lineup and is the entry level into Ray Tracing and DLSS supported games. What you might not realize is how the RTX 2060 KO was built and what makes it… Go To Full Article

Apple Music's Come Together space puts its upbeat playlists in one place

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Building on the AI-generated Get Up! Mix the company unveiled last week, Apple is now adding a new section to Apple Music called Come Together that features a variety of playlists designed to help you get through long days stuck… Go To Full Article

Steam limits game auto-updates to manage peak demand

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Console makers aren't the only ones managing game service bandwidth to keep traffic flowing during the COVID-19 outbreak. Valve is scaling back game auto-updates in Steam to "spread out" the load and prevent its servers from buckling under the strai...… Go To Full Article

Niantic is doing more to help 'Pokémon Go' gamers play at home

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Niantic isn't done making it easier to play its location-based games while you're staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The developer has outlined some of its future plans for titles like Pokémon Go, Ingress and Harry Potter: Wizards Unit... Go To Full Article

Transcend Launches microSD Cards with SLC Caching

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Transcend has unveiled a new series of microSD memory cards that support pseudo-SLC caching to boost burst write speeds. The new USD230I memory cards offer data transfer speeds of up to 100 MB/s as well as random read/write performance of… Go To Full Article

Riot's competitive hero shooter 'Valorant' enters closed beta next week

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If you've been patiently waiting for a chance to play Riot's new competitive first-person shooter, you won't have to wait much longer to see what the League of Legends studio has been working on in secret all these years. The… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Edge browser will add vertical tabs and tracking prevention

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Microsoft finally did the deed and killed Internet Explorer. The company's new browser, Edge, is much more promising, and is even getting some compelling features that differentiate it from the likes of Chrome and Firefox. Today, the company announce... Go To Full Article

Honor 30S announced with Kirin 820 5G SoC

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Has quad- main rear camera, lacks Google Mobile Services Just a week after Huawei unveiled its full P40 series, Honor has decided to announce another smartphone in the Honor 30 series, the Honor 30S, featuring a 6.5-inch… Go To Full Article

Coronavirus Testing Follow-Up: Rapid Immunologic Testing

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When I started writing my recent article on COVID-19 testing, I assumed that I would be doing a compare and contrast sort of article. Like many people, I assumed that the “gold standard” test would be the reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain… Go To Full Article

Resident Evil 3 Benchmark Test & Performance Analysis @ TechPowerUp

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Resident Evil 3 is Capcom's upcoming third-person survival horror video game featuring vastly improved graphics. Jill Valentine has received a long-overdue upgrade, and is now looking hotter than even Lara Croft. We compare both supported APIs, DirectX 11 and DirectX… Go To Full Article

Instacart workers go on strike after rejecting mild concessions

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Instacart hasn't had success trying to avert a strike over a lack of COVID-19 protections. The Gig Workers Collective has declared that a shopper strike is "still on" after asserting that Instacart's concessions were inadequate. A change that sets... Go To Full Article

Office 365 is turning into Microsoft 365 as it moves into your life

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Microsoft wants you to think about its Office 365 subscription service in a whole new light. So on April 21st, the company is renaming the service to "Microsoft 365," as it adds more AI and cloud-powered tools to make you… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Family Safety app combines screen time and location tracking

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With the latest 365 rollout, Microsoft has introduce a new mobile app designed to help parents keep track of their kids (and each other) both online and in real life. Microsoft Family Safety can not only watch your kids' screen… Go To Full Article

Jaybird's Run XT true wireless earbuds are on sale for $50 at Best Buy

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It's generally still safe to go running outside even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and thankfully there are good deals to be had if you need a soundtrack for those excursions. Best Buy has a one-day sale going… Go To Full Article

The OnePlus 8 Series Will Debut on April 14th

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Today, on Twitter, OnePlus sent out a simple yet exciting message—“The OnePlus8 Series is coming. April 14.” That’s likely the day OnePlus will announce the phone, not the day you can buy it. But there’s a lot to look forward… Go To Full Article

China, Huawei propose internet protocol with a built-in killswitch

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China, Huawei and Chinese carriers want to redesign a key aspect of the internet -- and while there may be some upsides, their ideas have raised some alarm bells. The Financial Times understands that the group has proposed a new… Go To Full Article

TUF Goes FreeSync Premium

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ASUS brought its TUF Gaming sub-brand to the market a couple of years ago to address needs of mainstream gamers. But as requirements evolve, the company has added premium features to TUF Gaming-branded products every now and then. This time… Go To Full Article

AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS Review: Mobile Ryzen goes full throttle

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Mobile computing has become the next big target at AMD with its new series of Ryzen 4000 APUs. Today we have the first retail Ryzen 9 4900HS laptop on the market to evaluate, so the focus will be on performance… Go To Full Article

Acer's Ryzen 4000 series laptops will be available in weeks

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Acer is adding the option to choose Ryzen 4000 series processors to another of its laptops. After announcing the Swift 3 would get AMD chips back at CES, the company has announced that the Aspire 5 will also join the… Go To Full Article

Samsung's 4K OLED Chromebook arrives on April 6th for $999

@ 2020/03/30 read/post comments(0)
When Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook arrived at CES 2020 with a beautiful body and 13.3-inch 4K OLED display, we were smitten. Now, it's finally set to arrive at Best Buy in the US on April 6th starting at $999 (in Fiesta… Go To Full Article

Unlocked 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK spec leaked

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Will be out soon A leaked slide from an upcoming official Intel presentation, has been leaked hows the merits and gubbins in a yet to be announced 'Unlocked 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK processor'. … Go To Full Article

Naked man shows Norway schools the downside of video conferencing

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Apparently being naked is not a Viking tradition any more A school in Norway has stopped using popular video conferencing service Whereby after a naked man apparently “guessed” the link to a video lesson. … Go To Full Article

Square Enix will ship 'Final Fantasy VII Remake' early to some countries

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Final Fantasy VII Remake is one of Square Enix's most-anticipated releases ever, and after already pushing the game's launch date back a month, it's run into another hiccup: disruption caused by the global coronavirus outbreak means that some players... Go To Full Article

Tame Apple Press admits – people don’t really care about iPhone

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Bigger things to worry about The Tame Apple Press is having to face up to the fact that the Corona Virus might have killed off any chance Jobs’ Mob might have had sorting out the declining demand… Go To Full Article

Foxconn sees profit fall

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Pandemic issues not included Foxconn reported a 23.7 per cent fall in profit in the last three months of 2019 and it is still bracing itself for the full impact from the coronavirus pandemic. … Go To Full Article

Planet Computers' Astro Slide is a smartphone and PDA in one

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Planet Computers is continuing to build very unique physical keyboard smartphones with the launch of its latest flagship, the crowdfunded Astro Slide. It's a phone with surprisingly robust specs, but the key trick is that it can be used either… Go To Full Article

Planet Computers' slider smartphone has a physical keyboard and 5G

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Planet Computers is continuing to build very unique physical keyboard smartphones with the launch of its latest flagship, the crowdfunded Astro Slide. It's a phone with surprisingly robust specs, but the key trick is that it can be used either… Go To Full Article

'Star Trek: Voyager' gets an unofficial 4K remaster thanks to AI

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As with Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager is unlikely to ever get an official high-resolution remaster. The effects were shot on video rather than added to film after the fact, making it much harder to upgrade the quality than… Go To Full Article

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