ROCCAT Skeltr Smart Communication Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-02-27 read/post comments()

The high-end Skeltr keyboard from ROCCAT does come with dome switches and besides the regular RGB LED customization and macros we can find on regular products of the same type, we do also get integration with mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. With the ROCCAT Swarm application installed, the mobile device acts as a secondary display for system monitoring, we can configure the keyboard on-the-fly, take calls right from our desk but we can also type directly to the gadget via Bluetooth connection. read more

Intel Kaby Lake Core i3-7350K versus non-K Showdown

CPU by leeghoofd @ 2017-02-26 read/post comments()

Time for an update to the Kaby Lake launch article! Even though the multiplier-unlocked K-skew models are fairly priced, still a lot of PC users/builders opt-in for the cheaper variants. Mostly to cut down on the total system price or to maintain a better price/performance balance between the different components. Myself being labeled as a hardcore tweaker/overclocker has a hard time to grasp the previous. The quest for extra performance is never ending, being it for daily usage or for extreme benchmarking. Yet again is all this power required for daily usage? Do gamers need all this processor power or is a cheaper processor also a worthwhile option? Today we will test the Non-K skew Kaby Lake processors series and… read more

Shuttle XPC Slim DX30 Barebone Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2017-02-22 read/post comments()

XPC Slim DX30 is one of the latest passively cooled Mini-PCs from Shuttle, which does sport the Intel Celeron J3355 Apollo Lake dual-core SoC. The barebone can be equipped with no less than 8GB of DDR3L SODIMM RAM, a M.2 SSD, one 2.5’’ HDD/SSD while the wireless connectivity is assured by the manufacturer thanks to the preinstalled M.2-2230 WLAN card with Realtek RTL8188EE Controller. The product does feature a lot of interfaces so it can be used at home, in offices but also for industrial applications; in all cases, the overall power consumption is very small thanks to the technological process of the new Intel cores. read more

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 2.1 Speaker System Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2017-02-19 read/post comments()

Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 is an entry-level 2.1 speaker system from Creative, which is marketed mostly at gamers, but can be also used on a wide range of devices thanks to the analog audio interface. It comes with two 2.75’’ satellites and one 5.25’’ down-firing subwoofer for a RMS total power of 46W. This should be more than enough for small apartments or for users that do not want to spend a fortune on a more advanced system, while providing easy switching with headphones, thanks to the included headphone jack located on the right satellite. read more

Fnatic Gear Duel Modular Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2017-02-15 read/post comments()

The Fnatic Gear Duel is hands-down the most interesting headset we have tested so far in our labs in terms of modularity. Thanks to the innovative design from AIAIAI, the product can be disassembled to the last bit, in order to obtain a configuration which will better suit our current needs. read more

Razer Gigantus - Black Edition Mouse Pad Presentation

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2017-02-14 read/post comments()

After the initial inspection, we put the mouse pad to work by using a Cougar Revenger mouse and running games such as Mafia III, ELOA, Black Desert Online, Ghost in The Shell but also Resident Evil 7 Biohazard: by designing the Gigantus as a control pad, we did not need a long learning curve in fast-paced titles. At different DPI levels, the Pixart PMW 3360 tracked flawlessly while the large surface of the mat meant that we did not need to lift up the mouse and reposition it during longer gaming sessions. read more
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[M] ROCCAT Skeltr Smart Communication Gaming Keyboard Review

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The high-end Skeltr keyboard from ROCCAT does come with dome switches and besides the regular RGB LED customization and macros we can find on regular products of the same type, we do also get integration with mobile devices such as… Go To Full Article

Samsung's Galaxy Book crams desktop power in portable body

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Samsung may not be ready to unveil the Galaxy S8 smartphone just yet, but it still has fancy new hardware for us here at MWC. In addition to the Tab S3, the company is showing off two new hybrids that… Go To Full Article

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is basically just another Note tablet

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For the time in what seems like ages, Samsung hasn't brought a flagship smartphone to Mobile World Congress. It seems like we'll have to wait until well after the show for our first look at the Galaxy S8, but at… Go To Full Article

Samsung Launch the Galaxy Book 10.6-inch and 12-inch

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The announcements this year from Samsung are notably muted without the launch of a new Galaxy smartphone, but despite this being a mobile-focused conference in Barcelona this week, there were a few new Samsung devices to whet the appetite. The… Go To Full Article

Catch the Samsung MWC 2017 liveblog here

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Mobile World Congress is where Samsung usually unveils the latest member of the Galaxy S series. Not this year though. Delays mean that the company's flagship phone will have to make its debut somewhere else. We do know they will… Go To Full Article

Nokia's fresh start hinges on these Android phones

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For years, people have wondered what an Android-powered Nokia phone would look like. The company's trademark design prowess, matched with Google's software and stellar app support. A match made in heaven, right? Well, after all these years, we can fi... Go To Full Article

Say hello (again) to the Nokia 3310

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The rumors were true. The Nokia 3310 is back. Courtesy of new brand owner HMD, the phone is returning with a mixture of 3310 charm and some specification upgrades. The good news: it's cheap (around $50), it has Snake, those… Go To Full Article

Motorola and Amazon will bake Alexa into Moto Mods and phones

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You just can't stop Alexa. According to Amazon and Motorola representatives here at Mobile World Congress, the two companies have teamed up to explore ways to bring Amazon's voice-controlled assistant onto Motorola hardware. Amazon's Jon Kirk took th... Go To Full Article

Honda Wants to Charge Electric Vehicles for "Unlimited Range" on Highways

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Talk about a pipe dream. While it would be awesome to have charging hardware embedded into roads, what would be the infrastructure costs for that kind of project? Nevertheless, Honda has gone ahead and designed a system that "enables dynamic… Go To Full Article

Intel Announces Xeon D-1500 Network Series SoCs with QuickAssist

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Intel’s Xeon D SoCs and supporting platforms for storage, web hosting and networking applications seem to be getting traction with actual hardware manufacturers as well as end users. This month Intel announced expansion of the lineup of these processors with… Go To Full Article

DJI's Matrice 200 UAV line is built for work

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Until now, consumer drones have been primarily marketed towards hobbyists and filmmakers. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday, DJI revealed their latest drone line, the Matrice 200. These sensor-laden quadcopters are designed with commerc... Go To Full Article

Withings' wearables will adopt the Nokia name this summer

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So long, Withings. The health and fitness brand will be retired this summer as the team adopts the name of its new owner: Nokia. The company's smart(ish) watches, scales and home security cameras will still be around -- they'll simply… Go To Full Article

KitGuru looks at the Calyos NSG-S0 (Fanless Chassis)

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By now you have probably seen some of the coverage from our visit to Calyos HQ in Brussels, Belgium. What we want to focus on today, though, is the NSG-S0 – a chassis with integrated cooling for your CPU and… Go To Full Article

Huawei Launches the P10 and P10 Plus, in Green

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Today Huawei is unwrapping their latest mainstream device, evolving from the P8 and P9 into the P10. The yearly cadence regularly brings high-level design features from their Mate series into the P-series several months later, and so naturally the P10… Go To Full Article

LG G6 ditches modularity in favor of essentials

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LG's handful of recent teasers for its new G6 flagship left us wondering if there'd be any surprises left for us at its launch event today. Back in early January, the company was rather frank about moving away from the… Go To Full Article

Google Assistant comes to recent Android phones

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Yes, the leaks were true: you no longer have to buy a Pixel (or launch Allo) if you want official support for Google Assistant on your Android phone. As of this week, the AI helper will start rolling out to… Go To Full Article

NGD Launches Catalina: a 24 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD with 3D TLC NAND

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NGD Systems this week announced its first SSD that also happens to be one of the highest capacity drives in the industry. The NGD Catalina uses a proprietary controller as well as up to 24 TB of Micron’s 3D TLC… Go To Full Article

Should I Keep My Tech’s Serial Numbers Private?

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Every electronic device you own—your phone, laptop, mouse, keyboard, and every other piece of tech—has a unique serial number. But are those numbers best kept private, like passwords, or is it alright if someone else sees them? Go To Full Article

LG's G6 is official

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The LG G6 is official, but it's not much of a surprise. We already knew that the G5's modular capabilities were out, in favor of a more traditional aluminium and Gorilla Glass shell. We also knew that the phone would… Go To Full Article

Tt eSPORTS Cronos RGB 7.1 Gaming Headset Review @

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Today we'll be looking at a recent addition to the roster of gaming headsets produced by Tt eSPORTS, the Cronos RGB 7.1 Headset. If you're familiar with Tt eSPORTS' line of headsets then you may already be familiar with the… Go To Full Article

Announcing the LG G6

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Today in Barcelona, LG officially unveiled the G6, the next installment of the venerable G-series that's now classified as a lower-end flagship below LG’s V-series. Like the G5 before it, the G6 receives a significant makeover, with an all-new design,… Go To Full Article

ZOTAC unveils two new low-profile GeForce GTX 1050 Ti & GTX 1050 cards

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ZOTAC has added two new low-profile GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards to its lineup, targeted at small form factor PCs. The “Mini” cards, powered by NVIDIA Pascal, still offer the same great performance that their larger… Go To Full Article

Purported picture of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium leaks online

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A report from earlier this year claimed that Sony will be launching the successor to the Xperia Z5 Premium at the Mobile World Congress this year. While the chances of the rumored device showing up in Barcelona are slim, the… Go To Full Article

LG G6 to be available in three color options at launch

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Leakster @evleaks has shared yet another render of the LG G6, which will be going official at the Mobile World Congress in a few hours from now. The latest render shows us the three different color options that the smartphone… Go To Full Article

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid pumps out 680 horsepower

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Porsche's most powerful Panamera ever is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. And in a nod to the times, and Porsche's own green car strategy, it's a plug-in hybrid. Go To Full Article

Dolby Vision software promises HDR on more of your devices

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Wonder why you can only get Dolby Vision's high dynamic range video on a limited number of devices? It's because you've needed specialized hardware -- if a device wasn't designed with Vision in mind, you're out of luck. Expect to… Go To Full Article

iPhone muggers turn to phishing to access the device

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If your phone was stolen or got lost somewhere, keep an eye out for any suspicious texts or emails: thieves and muggers could have a high-tech trick up their sleeves. A Brazilian woman who got robbed began receiving phishing attempts… Go To Full Article

Draft 5G specs lay the groundwork for a real standard

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With all the hype around early 5G launches and tests, there's one glaring problem: the telecom industry hasn't really defined what 5G is. However, the super-fast wireless is starting to take shape. The International Telecommunication Union has publ... Go To Full Article

"Ring of Fire" Eclipse Will Be Visible from Southern Hemisphere Sunday

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This year's first solar eclipse is happening tomorrow. It won't be a total eclipse because the Moon will only be covering the Sun's center, but that does mean a cool ring-of-fire effect. You are out of luck if you want… Go To Full Article

BlackBerry's KEYone is an exciting return to form

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With a global launch in the works and the hopes of diehards at an all-time high, the pressure was on BlackBerry and TCL to deliver on all that Mercury hype. We can't render an official verdict yet, but my gut… Go To Full Article

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