Toshiba N300 12TB NAS Hard Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2020-08-08 read/post comments(0)

The N300 12TB drive from Toshiba incorporates 1.56TB PMR platters by Showa Denko and is helium-filled. Compared to regular, up 10TB models, the HDD produces less noise, consumes less power and is even lighter! The advertised Stable Platter Technology means that the motor is attached to both top and bottom in order to minimize the vibrations, while the RV sensors do ensure a stable transfer rate while operating in a multi-drive environment. read more

CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS Companion Touch Screen Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2020-07-31 read/post comments(0)

iCUE NEXUS is a quite unique and useful accessory which takes very little space and can be mounted as well right onto compatible CORSAIR keyboards. It packs a 5‘‘ 640x48 resolution screen which has a decent color reproduction (6 bit), while additional functionality is offered via the touch capabilities. The touch interface is quite responsive and we can easily create custom buttons for accessing various game/software functions and for eye candy we are also able to set custom backgrounds for it. The buttons can be mixed with hardware monitoring widgets or we can use it exclusively for hardware monitoring as well. By simply swiping in both directions (left/right), we can access more than 200 programmable screens, which can be customized… read more

Silicon Power Superior Pro microSDXC UHS-I Colorful U3 256GB Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2020-07-23 read/post comments(0)

The Superior Pro microSDXC UHS-I Colorful card performs well and exceeds the rated write speed in some cases; this is good news regarding 4K recording at high bitrates, but also when using the card for program installs or other types of backups. The card can be bought with capacities of up to 512GB, so we should not worry about recording very long footage with our action cameras while on vacation or during workouts. read more

CORSAIR iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Towers Starter Kit Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2020-07-16 read/post comments(0)

The iCUE LT100 can be used in a multitude of environments thanks to the ability to run as a standalone product and offers quite a bit of lighting effects. The included LEDs do support 16.8M colors and the update rate of 25 times per second does make everything move seamlessly. If you think that the standard setup is too much “in your face”, too bright, you can always rotate the poles for it to face the wall, for a more subtle effect. read more

Crucial P2 500GB PCIe M.2 2280 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2020-07-10 read/post comments(0)

The P2 offers performance improvements over the entry-level P1 regarding both reads and writes. At 50% fill, we could see a bit of performance drop due to less SLC cache left but will remain at very acceptable values for a TLC 3D NAND drive. Given the fact that the drive is also paired with a 5-year warranty, it is a good replacement product for the older SATA M.2 or 2.5’’ SSD in your laptop or desktop and comes at a very affordable price point. read more

Silicon Power Blaze B03 USB 3.2 Gen1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2020-07-03 read/post comments()

The Blaze B03 comes with a very stylish plastic chassis and offers an easy-to-use slider design, for protecting the USB connector. The transfer rates are good for a mainstream product and can be found with capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or 128GB. Thanks to the chosen material for the chassis, it weights only 13 grams and the product is also backed up by a 5-year limited warranty. read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

ASRock B550 Steel Legend Motherboard

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" ... Overall, the ASRock B550 Steel Legend motherboard is a very good all-rounder, that offers decent performance with a packed feature list, and you get all that at a price that extremely attractive. It's unique cam/white/black/gray design is perfect… Go To Full Article

Samsung Display Announces First VRR Mobile Display - Inside Note20 Ultra

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By now we’ve become quite familiar with high refresh-rate displays in the mobile space, as the first pioneering 90Hz devices last year have now evolved into even faster refreshing 120Hz smartphones becoming the standard. Although all these devices provide augmented… Go To Full Article

Appeals Court Reverses Antirust Ruling in FTC vs Qualcomm

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It’s been over three years since the United States FTC had charged Qualcomm with antitrust violations over cellular modem patents and business practices, a suit which had received a ruling in May of 2019 in disfavour of Qualcomm and which… Go To Full Article

Judge dismisses Genius lawsuit against Google over 'stolen' lyrics

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Last year, Genius made headlines when it used a "watermark" made up of alternating styles of apostrophes that spelled out "red handed" in Morse code to highlight what it said was Google scraping its annotated lyrics. While the move was… Go To Full Article

'Halo Infinite' will not be an Xbox Series X launch title

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The Xbox Series X’s big first-party exclusive won’t be ready in time for the console’s launch this November. Microsoft and 343 Industries announced today they’re delaying Halo Infinite to 2021. The two had previously planned to release the game this...… Go To Full Article

Facebook will label ads from politically connected publications

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With the 2020 presidential election coming up, Facebook is introducing a new policy that will require US-based publications connected with political parties, PACs and politicians to disclose their affiliation when they buy political ads.Facebook will... Go To Full Article

Google updates remote learning tools on Meet and Classroom

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It’s back-to-school season, and because of the coronavirus pandemic, many students will be hitting the books virtually this year. Consequently, Google for Education has announced a robust set of updates that will enhance Google Meet, Google Classroom... Go To Full Article

Will QLC SSDs make hard drives extinct?

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Flash memory has had a huge impact on the way we use computers. Flash, which powers everything from thumb drives, SD cards and the memory chip in your phone up to high performance SSDs in computers and data centers, stores… Go To Full Article

Clearview to rely on First Amendment to defend its face-tracking tech

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As lawsuits and cease-and-desist notices pile up on Clearview AI’s doorstep, the company’s legal strategy is clarifying, and it’s all about First Amendment rights. Clearview has hired a longstanding First Amendment lawyer, Floyd Abrams, to defend the... Go To Full Article

'Fall Guys' is getting its first new level

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is already a huge hit after it dropped on PS4 and PC only a week ago. More than two million people bought the stupendously fun battle royale on Steam after just five days. Since it’s a… Go To Full Article

Twitter’s reply-limiting feature is now available to everyone

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Twitter is making one of its boldest experiments official. After months of testing, the company is bringing its reply-limiting feature, which allows users to control who can reply to their tweets, to all users.With the update, which is rolling out… Go To Full Article

A 'GoldenEye 007' fan remake is dead after a cease and desist demand

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A fan remake of the beloved N64 classic GoldenEye 007 has been in the works for years, with a view to releasing it on the 25th anniversary in 2022. However, the team behind GoldenEye 25 has been forced to pivot… Go To Full Article

‘Red Dead Online’ is so broken it’s hilarious

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A recent Red Dead Online update has introduced some bizarre glitches: players not being able fire their guns, horses that run in place, missing characters and objects, a mysterious bald man and more. Fans are sharing their baffling gameplay experienc...… Go To Full Article

Mozilla lays off 250 employees due to the pandemic

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Mozilla is laying off around 250 employees as part of a corporate restructure caused by the long-term impact of COVID-19. In a blog post, Mozilla chief Mitchell Baker said that the pandemic has “significantly impacted our revenue.” Consequently, the... Go To Full Article

Xiaomi unveils the Mi 10 Ultra with 120Hz screen

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Better camera, better screen, and Snapdragon 865 Xiaomi has unveiled its Mi 10 Ultra smartphone, or what the company is calling "the first premium smartphone produced at Xiaomi Smart Factory". The Mi 10 Ultra is obviously an… Go To Full Article

'The Last of Us Part II' gets ultra-difficult Grounded and permadeath modes

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When Naughty Dog released The Last of Us Part II in June, it arrived without the extremely challenging “Grounded” mode they added to the original game. But the developer did indicate it would be added eventually, though we didn’t know… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi unveils a ridiculous see-through TV

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As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Xiaomi revealed a transparent TV, the Mi TV Lux OLED Transparent Edition. When it’s turned off, the display looks like a piece of glass. When it’s turned on, images appear to float in… Go To Full Article

Sony's WH-1000XM3 wireless ANC headphones are $100 off today

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Some of our favorite Sony headphones are deeply discounted today only. The Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless ANC headphones have dropped to $248 on Amazon, which is $100 off their normal price and only $10 more than their lowest price ever. This… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA will show off its next-gen graphics cards on September 1st

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Yesterday, NVIDIA caught everyone’s attention when it tweeted an extremely vague, short video teaser. While the details are still lacking, today, NVIDIA announced an event scheduled for September 1st at 9AM PT. CEO Jensen Huang will “highlight the co... Go To Full Article

SoftBank is in talks to sell ARM (at a time when ARM chips matter)

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SoftBank head Masayoshi Son has announced that the ailing Japanese giant is actively considering the sale of ARM in the near future, reports the Financial Times. SoftBank spent $32 billion to buy the British chip designer in 2016 as part… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi's Mi 10 Ultra promises an absurd 120x hybrid zoom

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Early this year, Xiaomi revealed two flagship phones, the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. Today, to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary, Xiaomi is adding to the Mi 10 lineup. It announced the Mi 10 Ultra, which comes with impressive… Go To Full Article

YouTube Music makes collaborative playlists available to everyone

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Google has been working to give YouTube Music a more robust set of features now that it’s only a few months away from shutting down the Play Music app. Back in March, 9to5Google spotted collaborative playlists in a YouTube Music… Go To Full Article

The latest 13-inch MacBook Pro is $200 off at Amazon and B&H Photo

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A few models of Apple’s newest MacBook Pro have returned to their best sale prices yet. Now you can get the 512GB and 1TB version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro for $200 off at Amazon and B&H Photo, bringing them… Go To Full Article

Google's app for the visually impaired adds food and document scanning

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Google launched its Lookout app in 2019 for people who are blind or have low-vision to navigate the world with their phones, but it was only available on Pixel phones with languages set to English. Today, the company is rolling… Go To Full Article

Google teases third-party navigation and charging apps on Android Auto

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Google’s attempt at building in-car software is moving up a gear. Today, the company has announced a few updates for Android Auto — the infotainment experience powered by your smartphone — and Android Automotive OS, a functionally-similar alternative... … Go To Full Article

Google turns Android phones into an earthquake detection network

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In a natural disaster like an earthquake, even a few seconds’ heads up could save lives. You could use that time to get you and your loved ones somewhere safe and prevent fatalities and injuries. Google is rolling out a… Go To Full Article

Carbon's Trainer is a smart mirror designed to deliver guided workouts

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With many gyms off-limits during the pandemic, home workout classes from Peloton and others are more popular than ever. A twist on that came from a company called Mirror, which introduced an interactive reflective display that guides you through aero...… Go To Full Article

Tim Cook is a billionaire

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As Apple's share prices increase Apple chief executive Tim Cook has moved into the billionaire club as the tech firm's share price continues to soar. Cook owns 847,969 shares directly and took home more… Go To Full Article

The NZXT C650 650W PSU Review: Designed To Last

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Today we are taking a look at NZXT’s latest PSU, the 650 Watt C-series C650. Aimed at advanced PC users and enthusiasts alike, its basic specs initially seem unimpressive; however digging down reveals a very solid and efficient 80 Plus… Go To Full Article

Quip’s new Smart Brush and app rewards you for brushing your teeth

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Oral care company Quip announced today it’s upgrading its signature product, the electric toothbrush, with a new Smart Brush. The new brush has the signature features of Quip’s OG Electric Toothbrush -- it still sticks on your mirror and guides… Go To Full Article

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