Silicon Power Mobile C31 Dual Interface USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-06-22 read/post comments()

With the new Mobile C31 USB 3.1 Flash Drive, Silicon Power is proposing a data transfer solution between different modern devices such as tablets, smartphones, PCs, laptops, without the need of accessing the online cloud. While the write speeds to the drive do reach a decent value of about 38MB/s, we have very good read speeds nearing 155MB/s, which should be enough in most usage environments.   read more

Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Tournament Edition Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2017-06-21 read/post comments(0)

As the high-end Sound BlasterX H7 headset, the H5 Tournament Edition does offer a comfortable and light chassis, which does incorporate large 50mm drivers. The TE version drivers do feature extra tuning in order to obtain clear and loud audio output, a fact that does not only benefit gamers, but also people who watch lots of multimedia content. read more

Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by stefan @ 2017-06-19 read/post comments()

The new MasterLiquid Pro 280 Liquid CPU Cooler from Cooler Master does impress with the good quality of materials, durability of both pump, fans but also features impressive cooling capabilities when talking about an octal-core overclocked platform. Given we do have at our disposal the stock AM4 backplate, the installation for the Ryzen platform is pretty straight forward thanks to the Upgrade Kit and the supplied MasterFan Pro 140mm do offer an extra level of customization, by offering an integrated fan controller, with three different profiles. read more

Corsair Lighting Node PRO Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2017-06-15 read/post comments(0)

Paired with the Corsair LINK software, the Lighting Node PRO is an easy way to equip your computer case with configurable LED lighting strips. The strips do feature mounting tape backings and are also magnetic in order to be kept secure onto the chassis. The “brains” is composed of a small box which does feature two separate channels for connecting not only the supplied strips, but is also compatible with the HD RGB LED hubs, for even more flexibility. read more

be quiet! SILENT LOOP 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler Revisited on Ryzen

Cooling/CPU Cooling by stefan @ 2017-06-13 read/post comments(0)

The SILENT LOOP 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler from be quiet! is built in cooperation with Alphacool from high quality components, which can be often found on custom loops. While the installation procedure may be a little tricky for people that haven’t got in contact with liquid cooling systems before, all can be performed flawlessly if we do follow the instructions from the manual. Besides the reverse-flow pump and the 277 x 124 x 30 radiator, we do also get two Pure Wings 2 120mm fans which can rotate up to 2000RPM; this model does rely completely on the fan speed regulation of the motherboard, so we may get different results depending on the preset fan curve of each manufacturer. read more

Creative MUVO 2 Portable Water-resistant Bluetooth Speaker with Built-in MP3 Player Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2017-06-11 read/post comments()

The MUVO 2 speaker from Creative water resistant capabilities is able to tackle all the splashes from rain or at the pool, can combat dust during travel and is available in multiple colors in order to match your style. Versus the smaller 2c variant, we now get two full-range speakers which have been fine-tuned from the factory along with a central passive radiator, which can deliver decent bass for an unit as small as this one (67 x 190 x 380 – H x W x D). The 2200mAh built-in Li-ion battery can deliver up to 10 hours of music (depending on the volume levels) and the speaker does accept inputs from various sources such as USB, analog jack, Bluetooth… read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Sharp will reportedly start building OLED TV panels next year

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Now that Sharp is under new ownership by Foxconn, it may have big plans for a return to TV prominence. In a move that could explain a sudden push to recover the use of its name from Hisense, the Japanese… Go To Full Article

Rockstar Games, Take Two seem to back off of PC game modders

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Earlier this month, Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two angered the PC gaming community after sending a cease and desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool. OpenIV allowed people to create modifications for GTA IV and GTA V… Go To Full Article

'Titanfall 2' DLC adds another weapon slot and new maps on June 27th

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It might be hard to top Titanfall 2's last DLC release that dropped the first new playable titan since the game launched. But the mech-filled multiplayer shooter's next free content block will add something back that fans have been wanting… Go To Full Article

Facebook’s latest app is designed just for video creators

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In a bid to keep its creator community happy, Facebook announced that it's planning a whole new app just for them later this year. It's essentially a video creation app made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the… Go To Full Article

Nike’s SNKRS app uses AR to help you buy limited-edition shoes

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Nike is the latest company to join the augmented reality craze. The sportswear giant has started using the tech to sell limited-edition kicks through its SNRKS app, with the system's first drop being the Nike SB Dunk High Pro "Momofuku,"… Go To Full Article

‘Modern Warfare Remastered’ heads to PS4 without the bundle

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If you were disappointed that you had to keep the $80 disc for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in your gaming rig to be able to play the better-reviewed Modern Warfare remaster, you're in luck. Publisher Activision has announced that… Go To Full Article

Wallet-busting Galaxy Note 8 expected to launch in September

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VentureBeat reported today that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung's most expensive model yet. The phone is expected to retail for €999 -- which should put it somewhere around $900 -- and will likely launch in late September.… Go To Full Article

China targets livestreaming in latest censorship crackdown

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China just shut down livestreaming on three major media platforms -- Weibo, the news site iFeng and the video website ACFUN. China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television sent notices to the companies ordering them to...… Go To Full Article

Google will no longer scan your Gmail for ad targeting

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Gmail is the de facto standard for personal email accounts, with more than more than 1.2 billion people using the free service. One criticism, however, is that Google scans your email for keywords so it can better target ads directly… Go To Full Article

Surface Pro review: Microsoft's best hybrid notebook plays it safe

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The Surface Pro is everything we've ever wanted from Microsoft's Surface line. It fixes the few remaining problems from the Surface Pro 4, a machine that I adored. And yet, it's far less exciting than its predecessors. It's the second… Go To Full Article

YouTube’s mobile app will adjust to display videos of any size

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YouTube is having a pretty busy week. The Google-owned video site announced six new shows for its new Red Originals program, its YouTube TV initiative expands to ten new metropolitan markets in the US and its new VR180 technology aims… Go To Full Article

Current theories might be wrong about how a galaxy evolves

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With the help of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, researchers made a surprising discovery that goes against what we thought we knew about old galaxies and how they evolve. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is a disk-shaped spiral galaxy. Typical of… Go To Full Article

An algorithm customizes exoskeletons to fit a person's needs

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Scientists have been studying exoskeletons in nature for years, and they've been trying to figure out how to adapt them for human use. After all, a powered exoskeleton could change the lives of people who have mobility issues, whether due… Go To Full Article

Google's neural network is a multi-tasking pro

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Neural networks have been trained to complete a number of different tasks including generating pickup lines, adding animation to video games, and guiding robots to grab objects. But for the most part, these systems are limited to doing one task… Go To Full Article

Beyond Good and Evil 2: E3 2017 First In-Engine Demo

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I know we have a lot of folks excited about Beyond Good and Evil 2 and Ubisoft is sharing some in-engine footage from the upcoming game. Possibly the 2030 Game of the Year! I think you will notice one of… Go To Full Article

Some Uber employees want Kalanick back in the CEO chair

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Travis Kalanick stepped down as Uber's CEO earlier this week, leaving the CEO, COO, CFO and general counsel positions open. But while he's no longer head of the company, Kalanick is far from gone. He's still a member of the… Go To Full Article

SteelSeries Arctis 7 @ LanOC Reviews

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Late last year I took a look at the Arctis 5 from SteelSeries and I was extremely impressed with their new audio series. It won our Top Honors Award and the Editors Choice and I liked them so much that… Go To Full Article

Symantec refuses Russia request for source code access

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Security firm Symantec will no longer allow Russian authorities to inspect its source code, according to Reuters. "It poses a risk to the integrity of our products that we are not willing to accept," the company's Kristen Batch said. The… Go To Full Article

The next video game controller is your voice

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For all of modern gaming's advances, conversation is still a fairly unsophisticated affair. Starship Commander, an upcoming virtual reality game on Oculus and SteamVR, illustrates both the promise and challenge of a new paradigm seeking to remedy tha... Go To Full Article

'Overwatch’ loot boxes will have fewer duplicates

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Players of Overwatch and Hearthstone should pay attention to Blizzard. The company has made two separate announcements that will significantly affect the loot systems in both games. Go To Full Article

Keiichi Yano wants to make a music game with heart

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"Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild West. A state that's untouchable like Eliot Ness." It's rare for a video-game developer to rap during an interview. It's rarer still for him to recite a Tupac track with perfect… Go To Full Article

Windows Insider Build 16226 gives users a look at GPU utilization

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Microsoft's work on the Fall Creators Update continues apace, and new features are rolling out steadily to Windows Insiders. Most notably, Microsoft has added a tool that will likely prove useful around our offices and anywhere else users need a… Go To Full Article

Google purges private medical records from search

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Very few things qualify for removal from Google's search results, and according to Bloomberg, that list just grew by one. The tech titan has apparently begun purging personal medical records from results pages -- Google didn't make a big announcement... Go To Full Article

AMD Radeon RX Vega needs a lot of power

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MSI marketing director spills the beans While it certainly does not come as a big surprise, unnamed MSI's marketing director has revealed that the upcoming AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card "need a damn lot of power". Go To Full Article

Senators question Trump’s approach to cybersecurity

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The consequences of a large-scale cyberattack on critical infrastructure was well-documented in May when the UK's healthcare system was brought to its knees by ransomware. Now, despite President Trump promising to develop a "comprehensive plan to pro... Go To Full Article

The Air Force and IBM are building an AI supercomputer

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Supercomputers today are capable of performing incredible feats, from accurately predicting the weather to uncovering insights into climate change, but they still by and large rely on brute processor power to accomplish their tasks. That's where this... Go To Full Article

FreeTail EVOKE Series CompactFlash Cards Capsule Review

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Digital cameras and camcorders employ memory cards (flash-based removable media) for storage of captured content. There are different varieties of memory cards catering to various performance levels. CompactFlash (CF) became popular in the late 90s, but, has now been overtaken… Go To Full Article

G.SKILL Announces New DDR4 Specifications for Intel X299 HEDT Platform

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G.SKILL Announces New DDR4 Specifications for Intel X299 HEDT Platform DDR4-4400MHz CL19 8GBx2 & DDR4-4200MHz CL19 8GBx8 Taipei, Taiwan (23 June 2017) –…

You'll never play 'Super Mario' like this

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You have a lot of Super Mario games to choose from, but you'll probably never be able to play one of the most fun versions out there. That's because it was created as an unofficial augmented reality game by developer… Go To Full Article

Wikileaks fights to suppress documentary

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It has to be positive or we will not allow it The so-called open government, whistleblowing site Wikileaks is doing its level best to censor a documentary on the outfit abecause it fails to praise the outfit… Go To Full Article

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