Patriot P300 M.2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 1TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2020-09-28 read/post comments()

Even if the P300 is a DRAMless implementation with the Silicon Motion 4-channel SM2263XT, the drive supports Host Memory Buffer and coupled with the pseudo-SLC caching in the NAND ICs, we do get decent performance while writing continuously to the drive, in many cases exceeding the performance we would get with a mechanical drive. The performance will vary depending on the system you are using the drive on and the 1TB version of the P300 comes with rating of 320TB TBW. read more

Mountain Makalu 67 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-09-24 read/post comments(0)

As the first mouse from Mountain, Makalu 67 presents itself as a quite impressive product, incorporating the latest trends and technologies from the gaming segment; we do get the latest PixArt PAW3370 high-end sensor with a tracking DPI of up to 19000, 1-2mm lift-off distance but also a much lowered error rate versus the previous versions. The ribcage design of the chassis looks more interesting versus the hexagonal hole pattern we have seen with other brands and is much less prone to flex as well. read more

Silicon Power QI220 Qi Wireless Charging Pad Presentation

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2020-09-22 read/post comments(0)

Thanks to the inclusion of the new USB Type-C connector, the QI220 Fast Wireless charging pad from Silicon Power is only 7mm thick and is easy to carry around. The premium faux leather looks good and also does not allow the smartphone to move around while charging, in order to avoid accidents, even if our gadget does not include a protective case and has a glass back. read more

Dream Machines DM6 Holey S Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-09-18 read/post comments(0)

We have used quite a bit of mice with Pixart 3389 sensor and even some from Dream Machines (DM1 FPS, DM2 Supreme) and we knew what to expect in terms of tracking. The choice DM made to use a rubberized layer on the entire top cover of the DM6 Holey S is great for comfort and grip, but it will pick up skin oils and lint quite easily, which are quite difficult to remove after a while. read more

CHERRY MX 10.0 Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-09-15 read/post comments(0)

CHERRY has finally launched their own keyboard featuring the MX Speed Low Profile switches, which is very responsive and pleasant to type on and also surprisingly silent! With the MX 10.0, CHERRY is also showing that a gaming keyboard can also be very elegant and professional looking by using an all-aluminum chassis and the low height does also contribute for a more comfortable typing position. The used switches do feature a 1.2mm pre-travel and 3.2mm total travel, while the operating force is 45cN, making it ideal for competitive games; given its fast response time, writing articles on it takes a little time to adjust, but it is 100% doable. read more

Crucial P5 1TB PCIe M.2 2280 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2020-09-10 read/post comments(0)

The P5 SSD from Crucial is quite impressive for a mainstream drive in terms of performance and even if it integrates TLC NAND, it can sustain high transfer rates for longer versus the budget oriented P2. After exhausting the 93GB of SLC cache, the transfer rate will drop to about 285MB/s, which is still more than we have seen with mechanical drives of the same size (2.5’’). read more
Motherboards/AMD AM4 BIOSTAR RACING B550GTQ AM4 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2020-09-04
Others/Miscelleneous Razer Gigantus V2 3XL Mouse Pad Presentation by stefan @ 2020-08-28
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle EDGE EN01J4 Robust Industry PC Review by stefan @ 2020-08-25
Storage/SSD Silicon Power PC60 960GB USB 3.2 Gen2 Portable SSD Review by stefan @ 2020-08-14
Storage/HDD Toshiba N300 12TB NAS Hard Drive Review by stefan @ 2020-08-08

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US slaps trade restrictions on China's top chipmaker

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The US didn’t waste much time blocking sales to China’s largest chipmaker. According to Reuters and the Wall Street Journal, the Commerce Department has added Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) to its entity list, effectivel... Go To Full Article

Galaxy Note20 vs Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G : What's The Difference?

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The new Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G smartphones have now been officially launched! And here is a quick comparison of their key features and specifications! Go To Full Article

Lucid shows of an Air EV running the quarter-mile in 9.245 seconds

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Lucid Motors has made performance a selling point of its upcoming EV, and is directly challenging Tesla’s Model S. It’s already promised the Lucid Air will be capable of sub-10-second quarter mile times, and even showed a prototype’s 9.9-second run… Go To Full Article

EVGA Geforce RTX 3090 KINGPIN shatters 3D Mark Port Royal record

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Considering EVGA's RTX 30 series lineup it does not come as a surprise that its highest-end model, the Geforce RTX 3090 KINGPIN managed to shatter the 3DMark Port Royal world record in the hands of Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido. Go To Full Article

Microsoft outlines recent Edge browser improvements

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In a new post on the Microsoft Edge blog, the browser’s Principal PM Lead Kim Denny has outlined how the company made it faster and more efficient over the past few months. To help users perform their tasks as quickly… Go To Full Article

Watch Amazon's entire new hardware event right here

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If you have to see the Ring Always Home Cam in action to believe that Amazon made a flying security drone for your house, then check out the video of its hardware event. The live stream wasn’t available publicly yesterday,… Go To Full Article

TerraMaster F2-422 10GbE Cloud Storage NAS Server Review

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10GbE connectivity might be one of its strongest selling points but the brand new F2-422 NAS Server by TerraMaster generally offers a very good price/performance ratio. Go To Full Article

All 45 seasons of SNL arrive on Peacock October 1st

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NBC’s Peacock streaming service will start streaming its entire back catalog of Saturday Night Live episodes on October 1st, according to Deadline and Variety. Once all 45 seasons of SNL make their way to Peacock, it will mark the first… Go To Full Article

Fitbit OS 5.0 Brings New UI and Navigation to Versa 3 and Fitbit Sense

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You can buy the new Fitbit Versa 3 and Sense smartwatches right now, but heads up when you do—if you’re upgrading, you’re going to have to relearn how to use a Fitbit. The two smartwatches come preloaded with Fitbit 5.0,… Go To Full Article

Roland's WM-1 turns your instruments into (MIDI) cord cutters

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Let’s face it, when you start building out a fleet of synths, cable management can quickly become an issue, with all those wires connecting everything creating an inescapable rat’s nest. Enter Roland with its new WM-1 Wireless MIDI adapter. It’s… Go To Full Article

How 'Microsoft Flight Simulator' became a 'living game' with Azure AI

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is a triumph, one that fully captures the meditative experience of soaring through the clouds. But to bring the game to life, Microsoft and developer Asobo Studio needed more than an upgraded graphics engine to make its… Go To Full Article

The next generation of wearables will be a privacy minefield

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Facebook recently gave us our best glimpse yet into its augmented reality plans. The company will be piloting a new set of glasses that will lay the groundwork for an eventual consumer-ready product. The “research project,” called Project Aria, is… Go To Full Article

Microsoft is bringing Xbox remote play to iOS

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Just a few days after opening up Xbox remote play to Android users, Microsoft has confirmed it’s testing the feature on iOS devices as well. The Verge’s Tom Warren got a look at the new Xbox app in beta, and… Go To Full Article

Google reportedly plans to ban post-election day political ads

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Google will not run any election-related ads after polls for the US presidential election close on November 3rd, according to Axios. In an email obtained by the publication, the search giant warns advertisers they won’t be able to run ads… Go To Full Article

Elektron's Analog Four and Rytm get both design and software upgrades

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Elektron’s Analog Four MKII and Analog Rytm MKII are both serious high-end instruments. They’re $1,399 and $1,699 respectively. But, despite being at the top of the Elektron heap, they’ve been missing some of the big features that make its more… Go To Full Article

Apple iPad (2020) and iPadOS 14 review

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Ever since Apple released its first basic iPad in 2017, we've basically said the same thing every time a new one came along. Sure, you could always find cheaper tablets, but Apple's entry-level option offered the best blend of performance… Go To Full Article

Facebook wants users to be able to set Messenger as the default on iOS

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Facebook wants you to be able to choose Messenger as the default messaging app on iOS, The Information reports. Apparently, Facebook has been trying to convince Apple to let users swap the default messaging app to Messenger for years. Now… Go To Full Article

What Activision’s YouTube deal says about Call of Duty esports

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This January, Activision signed a multi-year deal with YouTube, making it the exclusive home of both the Call of Duty and Overwatch leagues, ditching Twitch entirely. The Call of Duty League has 1.1 million YouTube subscribers, and its 2020 champions...… Go To Full Article

OSIRIS-REx will attempt its first asteroid sample collection next month

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is almost ready to touch down on the asteroid Bennu, NASA announced today. On October 20th, OSIRIS-REx will make its first attempt at collecting a sample of the asteroid’s rocks and dust. This will be the first… Go To Full Article

Facebook critics have formed their own oversight board

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Several prominent Facebook critics have formed a rival oversight board that will scrutinize the company’s content moderation practices and other policies. The group is called the Real Facebook Oversight Board.UK-based advocacy group The Citizens anno... Go To Full Article

The OnePlus 8 is $100 off ahead of OnePlus 8T launch

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OnePlus is gearing up to launch its next flagship in October, so it’s no surprise that prices for the existing generation are starting to fall. The OnePlus 8 is currently $100 off on Amazon and the company’s own website, with… Go To Full Article

iOS doesn’t need to be more like Android, it just needs more Google

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Apple’s iOS 14 has taken some heat for copying Android features. The most obvious example being the new customizable widgets (iOS had widgets before, but it was limited to the left-most screen of the main menu). Another big change is… Go To Full Article

Google Fiber customers can now use their own routers

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If you’re a Google Fiber customer, you were given a router to use with your service when you signed on. That might have kept folks who had a router they prefer from signing up for the service, or left some… Go To Full Article

Amazon's superhero show 'The Boys' is getting a college spinoff

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In the war of the streaming services, killer content is the best ammunition. Amazon’s original series The Boys is so popular that not only was a third season ordered before the second season even aired, but a spinoff is also… Go To Full Article

'Metal Gear Solid' and other Konami classics come to GOG.com

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For the longest time, it was weirdly difficult to play Solid Snake’s early outings on PC. The original Metal Gear was released for the MSX2 computer and then, a few years later, MS-DOS and Commodore 64. Few people still own… Go To Full Article

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is getting spooky for Halloween

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If you’ve spent the last few months building a perfect world inside Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you don’t want to miss the gothiest holiday of the year. That’s why Nintendo is updating the title for Fall, with new goodies for… Go To Full Article

Someone bought the new Chromecast and told Reddit all about it

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Google’s annual Pixel event is five days away, and the leaks just keep coming. A couple weeks ago, Android Police spotted a listing for a “Chromecast with Google TV” through Target. Now, Redditor u/fuzztub07 has shared photos of that dongle,… Go To Full Article

Capcom wants to bring 'Resident Evil Village' to PS4 and Xbox One

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Resident Evil Village could join the growing list of next-gen games also coming to current-gen consoles. At its Tokyo Games Show presentation, Capcom announced that the eighth mainline Resident Evil game may make its way to PlayStation 4 and PC."Whil...… Go To Full Article

What Products Use Intel 10nm? SuperFin and 10++ Demystified

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For our audience that regularly keeps track of Intel’s product portfolio, it would be hard to miss that the naming strategy of Intel’s process node technologies is a bit of a mess. To some, those words are themselves an understatement,… Go To Full Article

The best wireless workout headphones

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As some of you might know, I’m a runner. On occasion I review sports watches, and outside of work I’m a certified marathon coach. So when it became clear Engadget wanted to round up the best wireless workout headphones, I… Go To Full Article

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