CORSAIR ST100 Premium Headset Stand with 7.1 Surround Sound Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2017-11-15 read/post comments()

CORSAIR has created the ST100 not only for their VOID series of headsets, but works with any other models from different manufacturers. This is possible thanks to the dual USB 3.1 ports which can be used for charging your wireless headset, connecting the dongle, using other peripherals with it such as storage devices, smartphones and more! The analog jack output is possible thanks to the integrated sound card and its software allows 7.1 Surround Headphone mode, but also a customizable 10-band EQ. read more

Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB Special Edition Torque DDR4 Memory Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2017-11-06 read/post comments()

Corsair is still one of the dominant forces in the PC market, however they have widely diversified their product range over the years. From initially being just focused on memory kits they expanded their range to gaming peripherals, cooling solutions and enclosures. At Computex 2017 we even saw some early samples of upcoming "Do It Yourself" water cooling products. However, the showstopper for many of the press was the new DDR4 limited Edition memory flagship, the Dominator Special Edition Torque kits. Quite a mouthful isn't it? Two 32GB versions were introduced, both based on the Samsung B-Die ICs, With one kit being a Dual Channel version sporting two 16GB modules and the second version is a quad channel version. Thus… read more

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma Keyboard V2 Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-11-04 read/post comments(0)

With the BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2, we have conducted several gaming sessions in Secret World Legends, Black Desert Online, Kritika Online, Wolfenstein II The New Colossus and we were very happy about the key response time that is very similar to the CHERRY MX Speed switches. Other benefits of using this keyboard is its compact chassis, that leaves more room on the desktop, but also you will be able to keep the mouse even closer to the frequently used gaming keys. By using an actuation distance of just 1.2mm, you might need some time to adjust while doing regular office work such as writing documents, but after some time you will realize that this keyboard is great for such… read more

CORSAIR Commander PRO Build Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2017-10-29 read/post comments(0)

The CORSAIR Commander PRO controller makes your live easier if you want to connect lots of compatible RGB fans inside the case, LED strips, but also control the LED light show in detail. The device permits monitoring of system temperatures from the included thermistors, but also connect other LINK-compatible hardware to the dual USB 2.0 headers. It measures 133mm x 69mm x 15.5mm so its slim form factor allows installation in most computer cases. read more

Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2017-10-23 read/post comments(0)

The 4TB version of the IronWolf NAS series is able to deliver quite a bit of performance and considering that we are discussing about a 5900RPM model, it is even more impressive. This fact recommends it for both NAS usage but also as an internal drive where we can store backups or work on large projects which would not regularly fit on the SSD. The extra technologies such as AgileArray feature dual-plane balancing for getting an overall consistent performance, but also power management optimizations and higher reliability versus the regular desktop drives. read more

Crucial BX300 240GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2017-10-14 read/post comments(0)

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
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Rival 310 Ergonomic Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2017-10-07
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2017-10-01
Memory G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 (F4-3200C16Q-32GTZR) Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2017-09-26
Others/Mice & Keyboards CHERRY B.UNLIMITED 3.0 Keyboard & Mouse Kit Review by stefan @ 2017-09-20
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OnePlus 5T hands-on: A slightly bigger, slightly better flagship

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The OnePlus 5 isn't that old, but it's already been replaced. The company just unveiled its new flagship smartphone at a launch event in Brooklyn, and it's understandably pumped about its new, almost-all-screen design. I've been playing with the 5T… Go To Full Article

OnePlus 5T packs a tall screen and upgraded dual cameras for $499

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After more than a few leaks and not-so-subtle teasers, the OnePlus 5T is official -- and it's at once everything you expected and a bit more. The centerpiece, as you've no doubt guessed, is the 6-inch, 18:9 ratio 2,160 x… Go To Full Article

Amazon Key flaw could let a courier disable your Cloud Cam

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Amazon recently weirded out much of the internet when it unveiled its Key delivery service that lets its couriers open your home and deliver packages while you're away. A key part of that is the Cloud Cam security camera that… Go To Full Article

ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac AMD AM4 Motherboard Review

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Today we are testing the ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac, the first AMD Ryzen motherboard in ITX format on OCinside. The AMD AM4 ITX motherboard has been tested and overclocked with an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X… Go To Full Article

China wants to build a nuclear-powered space shuttle by 2040

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The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for China's space program. This week, the GB Times reports that the company released an ambitious roadmap for China's space aspirations that could carry the country... Go To Full Article

Neighboring exoplanet could be one of the most habitable

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A team of astronomers have discovered an Earth-like exoplanet that's only 11 light-years away and is one of the most potentially habitable celestial bodies we've ever come across. Ross 128 b is the second-closest temperate planet -- or planets with… Go To Full Article

Corsair ML120 Pro RGB Review @ Vortez

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Not forgetting the main feature of the ML120 Pro RGB fans, the lighting is provided by 4 LEDs located at every quarter-turn around the centre hub of the blades. Those lighting effects are providing by the Lighting Node PRO, a… Go To Full Article

Corsair's ML120 Pro RGB fans reviewed

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For as much as I've written about case and cooling performance in my time, the fans included with most of the cases and radiators that find their way into the TR labs have been good enough that I've never felt… Go To Full Article

Facebook, Google and others add trust icons to tackle fake news

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More than 75 major news outlets have agreed to use Trust Indicators on their content in a bid to stem the tide of fake news. Facebook, Google, Twitter and Bing will display the indicators on their sites as part of… Go To Full Article

Just Eat gets the approval it needs to acquire Hungryhouse

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Five years ago, a merger between Just Eat and Hungryhouse would have been impossible in the UK. They were two of the largest online takeaway sites and would, therefore, have created a monopoly. Now, of course, the situation is a… Go To Full Article

HTC's Vive Tracker adds much-needed tactile control to VR

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Virtual reality has made a lot of progress lately toward looking and sounding better, but we're still in the early stages of making it feel better on a tactile level. Standalone headsets like the upcoming Oculus Go and the just-announced… Go To Full Article

Surface Book 2 review: Microsoft gets closer to the 'ultimate laptop'

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Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is an even stronger MacBook Pro competitor than before. Mostly, that's because there's finally a 15-inch model for people who need a bit more screen real estate. But the company has fixed most of the issues… Go To Full Article

Crucial MX300 2 TB @ TechPowerUp

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The Crucial MX300 2 TB is the biggest SSD in the company's lineup. It provides a staggering 2050 GB of capacity, which should be plenty for everyone. Thanks to its good performance and outstanding price of 27 cents per GB,… Go To Full Article

FDA approves an electrical device to help ease opioid withdrawal

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Amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, doctors are looking for ways to help people wean themselves off of the drugs, but withdrawal symptoms are a major hurdle. Innovative Health Solutions says its NSS-2 Bridge is a "percutaneous nerve field stimulato... Go To Full Article

Toshiba Sells 95% of Its TV Business Unit to Hisense

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Toshiba on Wednesday announced plans to sell 95% stake in its TV business unit to Hisense Electric for approximately $114 million. The transaction will strengthen Hisense’s positions as the world’s fourth largest supplier of TV sets after Samsung, LG and… Go To Full Article

Vodafone thinks annoying customers will war against Iliad

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Personal data is a Trojan Horse Vodafone, the company which annoys its Italian customers by cold calling them with automatic dialiers, is hoping to avoid a price war with new comer Illiad by using this customer… Go To Full Article

IBM might be headed for a kicking

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Wall Street predicting Square will make its eyes water One of the top-performing hedge funds is betting that shares of the ever-shrinking Biggish Blue are set to fall. President and Founder of Light… Go To Full Article

HPE plans new cloud product

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OneSphere links clouds HPE is planning to announce a new product called OneSphere that could help companies track when employees use public clouds like Amazon Web Services. HPE filed a trademark application late last… Go To Full Article

Amazon’s Echo with a screen hits the UK for £200

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It's taken a while, but Amazon's Echo Show is finally ready for British customers. The boxy device, which comes with a 7-inch display and Alexa smarts, was announced way back in May. Pre-orders for the UK opened on September 28,… Go To Full Article

AeroCool DS 230 Readers Review

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Today a new reader test is published. This time, Blade1972 is testing the AeroCool DS 230 midi tower in his first reader review. Deadsilence remastered – In 2014, Aerocool landed a big hit with its predecessor DS200, which impressed… Go To Full Article

Honda’s connected cars will communicate over 5G

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When it's not busy making billion-dollar acquisitions to expand its robotics line-up, Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank is pursuing its other hobby: smart cars. Central to this endeavour is its partner, and fellow Japan native, Honda. Last year, the t...… Go To Full Article

Nintendo Switch homebrew is possible, but there's a catch

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Resourceful hackers have long been rejuvenating Nintendo's consoles past their sell-by dates. Armed with in-game exploits, the homebrew community persistently overcame updates to release unofficial emulators and apps for the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS. But,... Go To Full Article

BIOSTAR Racing Z370GT6 Motherboard

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"The BIOSTAR Racing Z370GT6 is one of the most feature-packed Z370 motherboard I've seen at a price that's phenomenally affordable. If you're on a tight budget and want a feature-rich Z370 motherboard to go with you Coffee Lake CPU …… Go To Full Article

'Battlefront II' under investigation in Belgium over loot crates

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EA isn't only getting a lot of flak over Battlefront II's loot crates, it's also under investigation from Belgium's gambling authority. According to VTM Nieuws, the country's gaming commission is in the midst of taking a closer look at both… Go To Full Article

Duolingo adds Mandarin course to its language library

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Online language learning company Duolingo has finally added a Mandarin course to its offerings. With more than one billion speakers, Mandarin is the most popular language on the planet, but it's also on one of the hardest to learn, which… Go To Full Article

Teenage Engineering’s 'H' and 'R' aren't your typical smart speakers

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Most people still don't know who or what Teenage Engineering is. But, those that do probably think of them as a music company — the iconic OP-1 synthesizer, OD-11 speaker and line of tiny Pocket Operator synths have earned Teenage… Go To Full Article

Netgear routers now feature Disney's parental controls

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Circle with Disney's advanced parental controls are helpful if you want to curb what your kids can do online and when, but it has normally required a separate device you plug in to your WiFi router. Why can't it just… Go To Full Article

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Shift X Case Review

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The premium Enthoo-series mini-ITX case developed as "Project 217" has a new name: the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Shift X. Initially announced during CES 2017, the pair of small form factor computer cases have finally made their retail appearance in October… Go To Full Article

Olie lamp includes a voice assistant and wireless charging

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It seems like everyone is building in Alexa or Google Assistant smarts to their speakers, thermostats and cars these days. If you haven't yet had enough of devices you can talk to, the Olie lamp over at Indiegogo might interest… Go To Full Article

Twitch users can gift subscriptions to fellow viewers

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Twitch is continuing to roll out the many upgrades it promised at TwitchCon. As of today, you can gift 1-month subscriptions to anyone on Twitch, regardless of the tier. They don't auto-renew (you "currently" have to buy every month), but… Go To Full Article

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