CORSAIR KATAR PRO XT Ultra-Light Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-02-25 read/post comments(0)

The KATAR PRO XT incorporates a sensor we have seen before with other CORSAIR mice such as the M65 RGB Elite, the Ironclaw RGB, Harpoon RGB Wireless and so on. The sensor performs flawlessly and is helped by the lightweight aspect of the mouse but also the paracord drag-reducing cable with very good flexibility. read more

Patriot P210 2TB 2.5'' SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2021-02-24 read/post comments(0)

The cost-effective Patriot P210 SSD is ideal for people which are not interested in highly-sustained write speeds but more on capacity and this without breaking the bank. Its overall behavior is similar to the one we have seen with other QLC DRAM-less drives, meaning that until the SLC pseudo-cache fills up, the write speed will remain high but afterwards it will drop to as low as 13MB/s. This is a non-issue for most mainstream users and the drive is positioned correctly on the market price-wise. read more

CORSAIR MM700 RGB Extended Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2021-02-19 read/post comments(0)

The MM700 RGB Extended Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad from CORSAIR does have ideal dimensions for fitting both your mouse and keyboard (and even more!), while sporting enhanced functionality thanks to the included USB hub but also eye candy via the RGB lighting. RGB effects will integrate with the other CORSAIR devices via iCUE and if needed you can disable as well RGB segments from the three available ones. read more

Shuttle XPC slim DA320 Robust 1.3-litre Mini PC for AMD Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2021-02-14 read/post comments(0)

The 1.3-litre XPC slim DA320 mini PC from Shuttle is the company’s first AMD compact barebone and features most of the connectivity options we have seen with the Intel variants. The chassis is not the latest design as the DH470, meaning that we do not get USB Type-C ports, the new frontal panel or air filters on the top cover but all other aspects do match the previous barebone SKU. In terms of performance with a similarly priced Intel CPU (such as the i3-10100), the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G does fall a bit behind regarding CPU performance, but simply destroys the Intel platform when looking at the GPU scores. read more

Razer Ornata V2 Hybrid Mecha-Membrane Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-02-08 read/post comments(0)

The Razer hybrid mecha-membrane switches do offer an interesting combination between the feeling of clicky mechanical switches and the cushioned feel of regular office keyboard keys. If the users in your vicinity do not mind the noise, the keyboard can be well used for typing in the office and can be also thought as an entry-level keyboard for gaming purposes. The activation point is lower when compared to standard mechanical switches, while the low-profile keycaps do provide a nice overall experience. read more

Silicon Power Superior Pro microSDXC UHS-I Colorful U3 512GB Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2021-02-04 read/post comments(0)

The Superior Pro Colorful U3 512GB card has obtained great performances in our speed tests, trailing the 256GB variant. 4K recording is no issue at these speeds and 512GB is nice to have when recording lots of hours from a single session. Additionally, the card is dustproof, waterproof, temperature-proof and X-ray-proof for use in extreme environments and is equipped with ECC functions as well. read more
Storage/Other Patriot PUSH+ USB 3.2 Gen 1 64GB Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2021-02-02
Audio/Speakers&Amps Belkin SOUNDFORM ELITE Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger Review by stefan @ 2021-01-29
Motherboards/AMD AM4 ASRock X570 Taichi Razer Edition AM4 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2021-01-25
Storage/HDD Toshiba Canvio Flex 1TB Portable HDD Review by stefan @ 2021-01-21
Storage/SSD Patriot PXD 1TB Portable USB 3.2 External SSD Review by stefan @ 2021-01-17

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

'Final Fantasy VII Remake' soundtrack comes to streaming services today

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Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting a new-gen PS5 upgrade and an additional episode, as well as two mobile spinoffs. Now fans of the game will be able to easily take the music with them, as the Final… Go To Full Article

'Animal Crossing: New Leaf' Sanrio collab brings Hello Kitty items to your town

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Those Animal Crossing: New Leaf-Sanrio collaboration amiibo cards, which were only previously available in Japan and the EU, are finally arriving in the US on March 26th. Nintendo first announced their stateside release back in January, but now the c...… Go To Full Article

EVGA Z20 RGB Optical Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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" ... We are all used to hearing about optical mice, now we have an optical keyboard. The EVGA Z20 has great build quality and utilizes lasers to actuate the keystrokes! This switch will improve the accuracy and speed of… Go To Full Article

Pixar-like PS4, PS5 and PC game 'Kena: Bridge of Spirits' lands in August

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A comment from YouTube user Midoriya on the recent trailer for Kena: Bridge of Spirits sums the whole thing up perfectly: "Bruh this game looks like a whole Pixar movie." Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a narrative-driven action-adventure game f...… Go To Full Article

Sony is reportedly shutting down Knack and Gravity Rush developer Japan Studio

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Sony is reportedly shutting down its oldest in-house developer. According to VGC, the company hasn't been renewing the contracts of many of the employees at Japan Studio. The developer is best known for its work on franchises like Gravity Rush,… Go To Full Article

'Oddworld: Soulstorm' will really, finally hit PS4, PS5 and PC on April 6th

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Oddworld: Soulstorm is set to come to PlayStation 4, PS5 and the Epic Games Store on April 6th. Yes, really. At least, that's what Lorne Lanning, the creator of the series, said during today's State of Play livestream. Oddworld: Soulstorm… Go To Full Article

'Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade' arrives on PS5 June 10th

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Final Fantasy VII Remake was already one of the prettiest games you could play on any current or previous generation console, and now it's about to look even better. Square Enix is working on an enhanced PlayStation 5 port of… Go To Full Article

CORSAIR KATAR PRO XT and MM700 RGB Review @ Vortez

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Where the KATAR PRO XT is by its nature a relatively spartan design, the MM700 RGB adds a little bit of spice with a small USB 2.0 hub, ideal for connecting low-power peripherals such as mice and headsets. Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE RTX 3060 GAMING OC Review @ Vortez

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Today we’ll be kicking off our RTX 3060 coverage with a detailed look at the GIGABYTE RTX 3060 GAMING OC. This custom model should be well-known to those in the industry, since the GAMING OC has been GIGABYTE’s bread and… Go To Full Article

Xbox Live has been down for two hours

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Just as the folks at Sony preview the future with their latest State of Play event, Xbox players are unable to login at all, as the online service is suffering a major outage. The latest update from 5 PM ET… Go To Full Article

Twitch won't air any more of Amazon's anti-union ads

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Ahead of March 29th, Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama have an important decision to make. They need to decide whether to unionize. And as you can imagine, the company they work for is doing everything in its power to… Go To Full Article

Facebook agrees to some policy changes in response to Oversight Board recommendations

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Facebook has agreed to tweak some of its policies in response to recommendations from the Oversight Board. The board issued its first round of decisions of content moderation decisions last month, in a series of rulings that overturned some of… Go To Full Article

'Destiny 2: The Witch Queen' expansion has been delayed until 2022

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The next Destiny 2 expansion won't be released this year. Bungie says it's delaying The Witch Queen to 2022, partly due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. "With COVID-19 keeping us away from the office, and the large am...… Go To Full Article

'System Shock' remake will land this summer after five torturous years

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After the better part of five years in development, System Shock is finally coming out. In an update over on the project’s Kickstarter page, developer Nightdive Studios said it plans to release its remake of the 1994 PC classic sometime… Go To Full Article

Xilinx video analytics has 71 percent lower latency than Nvidia T4

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29 percent lower TCO than four Nvidia T4 system SmartNIC SN1000 is the MWC shows' keynote thing, but Xilinx also announced a new smart world "AI video analytics", that claims to be a new algorithmic trading… Go To Full Article

Twitter teases new features for groups, tipping and ‘super follows’

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Twitter plans to start testing several new features that could dramatically change how its users interact on its platform. During its analyst day presentation, the company previewed a number of new features, including communities, tipping and an acco... … Go To Full Article

Polestar 2 OTA update improves range and DC charging speeds

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The Polestar 2 will get its first major software update sometime in the next few weeks. The company says it will improve the car's range, upgrade its Android Automotive operating system, and fix an unspecified safety-related bug. The OTA will… Go To Full Article

Amazon loses its head of Fire TV, Kindle and Luna to Unity

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After a five-year stint, Marc Whitten — the man in charge of Fire TV, the Kindle and more — has stepped down as Amazon's VP of entertainment devices and services. News of Whitten's departure was spotted yesterday by consultant Matthew… Go To Full Article

'Subnautica: Below Zero' will get a full release in May

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After two years spent in early access, underwater survival sequel Subnautica: Below Zero is ready for the big time. Bucking the staggered rollout of its predecessor, developer Unknown Worlds is bringing the indie to PC, Mac and simultaneously to all...… Go To Full Article

'Destruction AllStars' will cost $20 if you miss it on PS Plus

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Destruction AllStars will cost $20 after it leaves PlayStation Plus on April 6th, developer Lucid Games announced today. Before Sony delayed the title and made it a PS Plus freebie, it was supposed to cost $70. Lucid said the new… Go To Full Article

Xilinx introduces its Alveo SN1000 SmartNIC

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The Industry’s First SmartNIC with Composable Hardware Xilinx made quite a few announcements with a general idea of how to help revolutionize a modern Data Center with software defined, hardware accelerated Alveo SmartNICs. The big news includes… Go To Full Article

Newegg is taking on scalpers and bots with a lottery order system

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Trying to find a new console or graphics card has proven immensely frustrating for many consumers. Scalpers and bots have swooped in to snap them up and sell them at inflated prices. Newegg, however, is trying to give everyone a… Go To Full Article

Spotify can play your liked songs by genre or mood

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Spotify's Liked Songs collection is an easy way to find your favorite tracks, but its all-or-nothing nature makes it less than ideal for listening. You might not want to listen to tear-jerking ballads alongside bumping rap or trance. Thankfully,... Go To Full Article

Buy the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 for $329

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Review roundup: GA106 GPU and 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM for 60FPS+ RT+DLSS Nvidia has launched its latest Geforce RTX 30 series graphics card, the Geforce RTX 3060. Featuring a GA106 GPU with 3584 CUDA cores and packing… Go To Full Article

Facebook and Instagram ban Myanmar's military

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Facebook and Instagram have indefinitely banned the Myanmar military (or Tatmadaw) from the platforms. Military-controlled state and media entities are no longer welcome on the platform following this month's coup either. Nor are ads from commerc... Go To Full Article

Startup designs a modular, repairable laptop

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As devices become less and less repairable, it’s always heartening when companies build devices with an eye on sustainability. After all, repairing the machine you already own will almost always be more friendly to the environment than buying a new… Go To Full Article

Target will open mini Apple stores to attract post-pandemic shoppers

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Target is preparing for a post-pandemic world where casual shopping is safe again, and it thinks it has a way to keep you from drifting to other stores: bring those stores inside. CNBC reports Target is opening mini Apple stores… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte shows new AORUS WaterForce X series AIO liquid CPU coolers

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Coming in 240, 280, and 360mm sizes Gigabyte has unveiled its newest line of AIO liquid coolers, the AORUS WaterForce X series, which will be available in three radiator sizes, 240, 280, and 360mm, as well as… Go To Full Article

Kioxia NVMe SSDs qualified for Supermicro server and storage platforms

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Kioxia CM6 and CD6 series PCIe 4.0 NVMe now available on Supermicro systems Kioxia and Supermicro have both announced that Kioxia's CM6 and CD6 series PCIe 4.0 NVMe enterprise and data center SDs have been qualified on… Go To Full Article

AMD schedules a launch event for 3rd of March

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AMD Radeon RX 6700 series launch AMD is gearing up for its next Radeon launch as the company has scheduled its next "Where Gaming Begins Episode 3" event for the 3rd of March. The announcement comes with… Go To Full Article

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