Brando Nexus 7 II Protective Accessories Presentation

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-09-15 read/post comments()

Brando has made available to Nexus 7 (2013) a lot of protective cases, screens and various accessories in order to use the product optimally while keeping it in mint conditions. All these are offered at low prices when compared to established brands and their quality has been increased quite a lot since our latest check-up. read more

UMI C1 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-09-11 read/post comments(0)

UMI have prepared another affordable but large-diagonal smartphone with 1280x720 resolution; we could also mention the 1.3GHz MTK6582 quad-core SoC which is paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM, support for microSDHC cards in order to expand storage space and also one 8MP Sony camera which is also found with the Nexus 5. read more

Fractal Core 1100 Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-08 read/post comments()

Fractal introduced the new Core series at Computex 2014; instead of having a booth at the infamous Nangang Hall, they unraveled the different Core versions at the Hyatt Hotel. In a similar trend as other enclosure manufacturers the focus point is on very affordable cases, a challenge as affordable usually goes hand in hand with making compromises. MadShrimps has already reviewed several 50 dollar cases, though with the Core 1100 Fractal goes even a few notches lower with a street price of a whopping low 35 dollars. Can Fractal maintain their typical stylish look and professional build quality even at this price level? Let us pop the box and explore the Fractal Core 1100 mATX case. read more

Shuttle Barebone XS35V4 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-09-05 read/post comments()

The latest X35V4 model from Shuttle integrates one energy-efficient J1900 quad-core Intel SoC which features Ivy Bridge Graphics and inside the enclosure we can also house one 2.5’’ HDD/SSD, up to 8GB DDR3L SODIMM, a slim optical drive or with an extra adapter we can install a secondary 2.5’’ storage drive. All system runs on passive ventilation, so no extra noise is generated from the inside. read more

CORSAIR Graphite 380T Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-02 read/post comments(0)

During Computex 2014, Corsair have shown their latest additions to their gaming enclosures. Besides the Carbide Air 250, a shrinked version of their popular 540 Air Cube case, Corsair jumped on the ultra portable mITX gaming enclosures band wagon with the new Graphite 380T, a futuristic design with rounded corners, featuring a big carrying handle and designed to support long graphics cards with ease. With the build-in 3 speed fan controller and room for up to five fans this little case could ultimately cool your mini gaming powerhouse. If this hasn't drawn your attention, maybe one of the flashy color schemes will. Time to open the package and show what this case has got in its margin... read more

Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 128GB Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-09-01 read/post comments()

Corsair has gone even further in terms of performance by including a SSD controller inside their latest USB Flash Drive; this way the Voyager GTX USB 3.0 was born and features a nice brushed aluminum chassis for a sturdy design and is available in both 128GB and 256GB variants. read more
CPU Intel Octacore i7-5960X Haswell-E Review Part I by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-29
Cooling/CPU Cooling CRYORIG R1 Universal CPU Cooler Review by jmke @ 2014-08-25
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-08-25
Storage/SSD Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-08-21
Storage/NAS Thecus N2310 Soho/Home NAS Server Review by stefan @ 2014-08-19

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Microsoft has bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion dollars

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Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft. It was reassuring to see how many of your opinions mirrored those of the Mojangstas when we heard the news. Change is scary, and this is… Go To Full Article

Veteran Tech Journalist Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple

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Anand Lal Shimpi, the editor and publisher of the well-regarded AnandTech site, is going to work at Apple. An Apple rep confirmed that the company was hiring Shimpi, but wouldn’t provide any other details. … Go To Full Article

[M] Brando Nexus 7 II Protective Accessories Presentation

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Brando has made available for the Nexus 7 (2013) a lot of protective cases, screens and various accessories in order to use the product optimally while keeping it in mint conditions. All these are offered at low prices when compared… Go To Full Article

Antec Announces Availability of New EDGE Line of Power Supplies

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Antec Inc., leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, broadens its range of modular power supplies with the new EDGE series. Cutting-edge components and technologies make EDGE a premium addition to… Go To Full Article

Olympus' E-M1 camera gets a silver hue and a slew of pro features

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Olympus' OM-D E-M1 may still be hot stuff as far as high-end mirrorless cameras go, but it's easy to point out flaws: it's missing a few big pro features like tethering, and that businesslike black exterior isn't very charming. Well,… Go To Full Article

G-Technology Introduces the Eight-Bay G-SPEED Studio XL RAID Drive

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G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and creative professionals, today announced the first extension of its Studio line, the G-SPEED Studio XL. Expanding on the two-bay G-RAID Studio and four-bay G-SPEED Studio Thunderbolt 2… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Readies GeForce GTX 960

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It looks like GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 won't be the only Maxwell-based graphics cards NVIDIA plans to launch within the next 30 days. The company is readying a third SKU based on the chip, the GeForce GTX 960.… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Reference Board Pictured

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Here are the first pictures of the reference-design GeForce GTX 980 graphics card. This gorgeous looking board is something to get used to, as it could be a while before we see non-reference boards for the GTX 980. Its smaller… Go To Full Article

Artist gets Google results removed to 'highlight' his new work

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Ever since Google announced that it's complying with the European Commission's "right to be forgotten" ruling, it's been inundated with requests to take down all sorts of search results. Many of those sought to bury negative reviews or write-ups, but...… Go To Full Article

The NSA Has a Plan to Map the Entire Internet

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Edward Snowden: The gift that keeps on giving and giving. In the latest revelation from Snowden's exposé of the NSA, we find the NSA and British GCHQ planning to map the entire Internet in a program they have dubbed the… Go To Full Article

AVG Claims Zero Day Protection

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We've all heard it before from other antivirus companies claiming that they have the solution to zero-day type malware, but they never seem to live up to expectations. AVG is the latest to introduce detection of Zero-Day malware before it… Go To Full Article

Corsair Graphite 380T Gamer Case Review

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Most people know Corsair because of their high quality Memory products, Power Supply Units, Cases and Water Cooling Units. Go To Full Article

Moto X up for pre-order and the 360 returns on September 16th

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Eagerly awaiting the brand new Moto X? Well you'll have your chance to pre-order one on September 16th. Both the AT&T version and the unlocked Pure Edition will hit the web, with the carrier-free version setting you back $499. All… Go To Full Article

How Intel Plans to Transition Between DDR3 and DDR4 for the Mainstream

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The transition between DDR2 and DDR3 system memory types was slower than the one between DDR and DDR2. DDR3 made its mainstream debut with Intel's X38 and P35 Express platforms, at a time when the memory controller was still within… Go To Full Article

CM QuickFire Stealth Keyboard Review

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This might be a good minimalist keyboard if you love mechanical keyboards and want to make light use of it with your laptop, but we really can’t recommend it for heavy typists or gamers. Go To Full Article

T-Mobile US Adds 552K Postpaid Customers in August

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T-Mobile is having a good month; a really good month. It looks like everyone suddenly wants a piece of the company. From customers, both prepaid and postpaid, to investors wanting to buy the company outright, T-Mobile is in demand. For… Go To Full Article

IDF 2014: Where is Thunderbolt Headed?

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Coverage of Thunderbolt devices has been expanded on our site over the last few months. At IDF, we took the opportunity to chat with Intel about where Thunderbolt was headed. Go To Full Article

Glympse's Android keyboard lets you share your location from any app

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It's not hard to share your whereabouts from your phone, but you usually have to dive into specific apps to do it; what if your friends on a new social network want to know that you're nearby? That's when Glympse's… Go To Full Article

6 Ways to Actually Use 1 TB of Cloud Storage

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The cloud storage wars are heating up. Microsoft now offers 1 TB of cloud storage along with Office 365, and both Dropbox and Google are offering 1 TB at just $10 per month. Flickr even offers 1 TB for free. Go To Full Article

Noctua NH-D15 Cooler

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"The Noctua NH-D15 arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review the NH-D15 CPU-Cooler with two 140mm Fans and six 6mm Heatpipes compared with many other Cooler on a Intel Core i5 4670K CPU." Go To Full Article

Radeon R9 290X Sees Price Cuts

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AMD is apparently working with its add-in board manufacturers and retailers to bring down prices of its flagship single-GPU graphics card, the Radeon R9 290X. The card can now be had for as low as $449, non-reference design, factory-overclocked cards… Go To Full Article

Chrome for Mac will be a strictly 64-bit affair as of November

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Still surfing the web from an old-school Mac? You may want to upgrade shortly. Google has revealed that it's launching the finished 64-bit version of Chrome 39 for OS X this November, and there won't be a 32-bit fallback (like… Go To Full Article

Internet Explorer 12 Is a Blend of Chrome and Firefox

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The next edition of Microsoft's flagship browser is under construction and will be introduced alongside of Windows 9/Threshold next year. What has been shown so far in previews, IE 12 looks to be some sort of cross between Chrome and… Go To Full Article

Tesla Model S Battery Teardown

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Tesla Motors club user [wk057], a Tesla model S owner himself, wants to build an awesome solar storage system. He’s purchased a battery pack from a salvaged Tesla Model S, and is tearing it down. Thankfully he’s posting pictures for… Go To Full Article

SETI Enlisting Game Developers in the Search for ET

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SETI is preparing to use the lure of gaming to recruit new data crunchers to their program. To accomplish this goal, SETI will be hosting a game jam to enlist game developers to create games that will work with the… Go To Full Article

Samsung’s upcoming low-end A series phone appears in benchmark

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The benchmark reveals detailed hardware info of the lowest-end member of Samsung’s upcoming A series of smartphones. The Galaxy Alpha took the crown of being the first Android phone from Samsung to feature a metallic body, and word has it… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Pulls One September Update, Déjà Vu All Over Again

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Microsoft is getting in a lot of practice in issuing updates on Patch Tuesday, only to pull them again on Recall Thursday. If you still have KB2889866 still in your queue ready for installation, delete it. Microsoft to the rescue… Go To Full Article

Select Android apps can now be run on Google’s Chrome OS

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The Android app compatibility on Google’s Chromebooks is a big step in the company’s plans to integrate its popular mobile and notebook operating systems. Back at Google I/O in June, the search giant announced that Chrome OS would be gaining… Go To Full Article

'Flame Base' shirt heats up to keep your temperature just right

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Sweaters, jackets and long johns are all "wearables" that keep us warm, but they aren't all that smart -- if you walk into a room that's too hot or exercise too hard, you need to stop using them to cool… Go To Full Article

Toyota tests ride-sharing with its adorable electric vehicles

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"The sharing economy" is a buzzword that's thrown around to talk about services like AirBnB and Lyft, and now it looks as if Toyota wants in on the trend. The automaker is putting 70 electric cars into commission in France,… Go To Full Article

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