SuperMicro C7Z270-CG Z270 LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2017-01-19 read/post comments()

SuperMicro has made improvements over their first generation of overclocking consumer boards incorporating the Z170 chipset; the C7Z270-CG board does sport a cleaner design but maintains the same nice black/green color scheme. This board was also thought for people that have a transparent side panel so they have added extra LED lighting near the audio interface on the PCB, but also on the PCH cooler. It incorporates a fresh UEFI interface with a ton of available options and we were able to overclock both 6600k and 7600K quite a bit by maintaining safe voltage and temperature levels. read more

ROCCAT Cross Multi-platform Over-ear Stereo Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2017-01-17 read/post comments()

Cross is a lightweight headset from ROCCAT, compatible with many devices thanks to its Stereo analog interface and features two separate cables: one for mobile devices with an in-line microphone, but also one which includes a boom microphone and two separate jack plugs. The 50mm Neodymium drivers make sure that deep bass can be rendered without distortions, while the mids and highs are well balanced, so Cross is well suited for watching movies or listening to music as well. read more

Cooler Master MasterNotepal Maker Cooling Pad Review

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by stefan @ 2017-01-16 read/post comments()

The MasterNotepal Maker cooling pad from Cooler Master offers quite a bit of flexibility regarding installation; the sandblasted aluminum surface helps with the head dissipation thanks to the large ventilation grill, while the fans underneath can be adjusted in the desired positions in order to match the intake vents from your laptop. The Maker version does include a base for adjusting the viewing angles, while the custom stoppers make sure that your laptop will never fall off. The cooling pad is also offered with a removable USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 hub, which can be used in two different modes. read more

KingFast P600 120GB Portable SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2017-01-14 read/post comments()

KingFast P600 was designed from the ground-up as a fashion element and less of a performer, which can be clearly seen from the test results. In order to keep costs low, the manufacturer did employ TLC NAND so if we start transferring large amount of files or big files to the drive and the SLC buffer fills up, we will get to see notable drops in performance. However, if we are going to use the product to move smaller files around or even install a portable OS on it, then it will operate optimally. read more

Corsair Scimitar PRO RGB Optical MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-01-11 read/post comments()

Corsair has recently upgraded the Scimitar series with the PRO RGB models, which feature a 16000 DPI PMW3367 optical sensor, onboard profile storage and comes in two different color schemes. The RGB lighting can be configured in four different areas, the twelve side button assembly can slide inside the chassis in order to be easy accessible, while the product is fully supported by the CUE 2 software, which allows powerful customization and integration with other RGB Corsair Gaming peripherals. read more

AKRacing Overture Gaming Chair Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2017-01-08 read/post comments()

Before using this gaming chair from AKRacing, we have only worked with standard office chairs and we were really curious why these types of chairs are so much adopted by gamers, Twitch streamers YouTube vloggers and many more. Well, after checking out the Overture we could say that the added comfort is not a marketing gimmick but quite real and it can be enjoyed during gaming but also when doing lots of work on the computer from home. The design of the Overture really stands out and customers will be really happy to choose from many color schemes in order to match their style. read more
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-531X High-performance 5-bay NAS Review by stefan @ 2017-01-05
CPU Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K CPU Review by leeghoofd @ 2017-01-03
Audio/Others Cougar IMMERSA Stereo Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2017-01-02
Others/Mice & Keyboards ROCCAT Suora FX Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2016-12-28
Others/Networking Gear Linksys WRT3200ACM AC3200 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router Review by stefan @ 2016-12-26

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[M] SuperMicro C7Z270-CG Z270 LGA1151 Motherboard Review

@ 2017/01/19 read/post comments(0)
SuperMicro has made improvements over their first generation of overclocking consumer boards incorporating the Z170 chipset; the C7Z270-CG board does sport a cleaner design but maintains the same nice black/green color scheme. This board was also thought for people that… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE Shows Off Server Running Immersed in Liquid!

@ 2017/01/18 read/post comments(0)
In the land of immersed systems, there are many ways of doing things. A few intrepid users have gone with oil, still using a CPU cooler but relying on the liquid cycling throughout the system to remove heat energy. Going… Go To Full Article

[M] ROCCAT Cross Multi-platform Over-ear Stereo Gaming Headset Review

@ 2017/01/17 read/post comments(0)
Cross is a lightweight headset from ROCCAT, compatible with many devices thanks to its Stereo analog interface and features two separate cables: one for mobile devices with an in-line microphone, but also one which includes a boom microphone and two… Go To Full Article

'Resident Evil 7' Season Pass gives you access to bonus episodes

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A Steam page for Resident Evil 7's Season Pass has revealed what you're getting if you pay extra for the feature. The pass apparently comes with two volumes of "banned footage" composed of three episodes each, as well as an… Go To Full Article

The 'Titanfall' mobile game will die on the vine

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If you managed to get access to the Titanfall: Frontline beta, congratulations: You're playing a mobile game marked for death. "We've learned an incredible amount in the beta test of Titanfall: Frontline, but in the end felt the experience wasn't… Go To Full Article

ISIS has converted commercial drones into bombers

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As Iraqi Security Forces attempt to drive ISIS out of Mosul, a large city in Northern Iraq that the terrorist organization has occupied since 2014, it's facing an arsenal of improvised, experimental weapons. One of ISIS' newest hand-made weapons is… Go To Full Article

Crucial Ballistix Elite 3200 MHz DDR4 16 GB @ techPowerUp

@ 2017/01/17 read/post comments(0)
Crucial's Ballistix Elite DDR4 are on our test bench today. These 3200 MHz 4 GB DIMMs are the top speed Crucial offers right now, featuring large heatsinks and fairly respectable timings. Also included is a nice software suite that lets… Go To Full Article

Intel wants sensors to help you with your shopping

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As quickly as technology is reinventing your shopping experience, Intel doesn't think it's moving quickly enough. The chip giant is launching a Responsive Retail Platform that creates a common set of sensors, software kits and other components for i...… Go To Full Article

XFX Hard Swap LED Fans @ LanOC Reviews

@ 2017/01/17 read/post comments(0)
So last week I took a look at XFX's RX 480 and it, like the XFX RX 470, has what they call Hard Swap fans. The stock fans are just basic 90mm fans like you would find on most aftermarket… Go To Full Article

The heart of Nintendo's new console isn't the Switch

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I spent half of last Friday tearing my way through games at Nintendo's big Switch launch event. More than any particular title, the highlight was the hardware itself: a $300 console-handheld hybrid that's harder to describe than the latest Xbox… Go To Full Article

Ambulances can interrupt your music in emergencies

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When people tell you not to play music at full blast in your car, they're not necessarily raining on your parade -- there's a real concern that you might not hear an emergency vehicle until the last moment. You might… Go To Full Article

We've never seen global sea ice levels this low before

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The world climate has passed another troubling milestone this year: global sea ice levels are at the lowest level ever recorded. New research from the US National Snow & Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado indicates that the normal winter… Go To Full Article

Microsoft CEO says AI should help, not replace, workers

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Artificial intelligence has gone from being something relegated to science fiction, to a buzzword every tech company is eager to slap onto their latest innovations. When it comes to the implementation of AI, though, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is urg... Go To Full Article

'Halo' developer hints it could revive a scrapped Mega Bloks game

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Lately, there's been a lot of buzz around footage PtoPOnline posted of a scrapped, Mega Bloks-themed Halo action game. Why did it get the axe when its mix of shooting and construction looks like a blast to play? You're not… Go To Full Article

Bragi's latest wireless earbuds are now available for $149

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Bragi announced the follow-up to its feature-packed activity tracking Dash wireless earbuds back in September. That product, known as the Headphone, was slated to ship in November, but after a short delay it's now available to everyone. The new $149... Go To Full Article

Plantronics Backbeat Go 3 Review: Should You Give This One A GO?

@ 2017/01/17 read/post comments(0)
The flagship Backbeat Go 3 is Plantronic’s latest wireless earbuds for sports and everyday life. So how is it different from the previous model, and the competition? Build Quality The Plantronics Backbeat GO 3 is constructed of mostly plastics and… Go To Full Article

China suspends plans for 85 coal power plants

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China is taking some steps to curb pollution (it doesn't have much choice), but one of its most recent steps may be more of a happy accident. The country's National Energy Administration is suspending 85 planned or in-progress coal power… Go To Full Article

LED lights could get better with self-assembling particles

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LEDs have dramatically transformed the lighting world over the past few years, thanks to their increased efficiency and life-span over past technologies. But LEDs could see even more upgrades with perovskite particles, a self-assembling nanoscale mat... Go To Full Article

Nintendo Switch hands on: Zelda, Mario Kart, Arms and more

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KItGuru was invited to the press event for the Nintendo Switch in London, England last week. We have put together a montage of some of the games that are going to be available for the new console when it launches… Go To Full Article

Samsung's Galaxy S8 reportedly helps you talk to a doctor

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Artificial intelligence might not be the Galaxy S8's only big software upgrade, it seems. SamMobile sources claim that S Health is about to get a revamp that helps you get in touch with doctors. Tie-ins with partners like Amwell and… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA's original Shield TV gets the new model's smarts

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Nvidia unveiled a new Shield TV box at CES, but the list of upgrades was pretty slim. It has a funky new controller, with a mesh of triangles peppering the grips, but otherwise it's the same hardware with some extra… Go To Full Article

LG is very proud that the G6 doesn't catch fire

@ 2017/01/17 read/post comments(0)
What do you think the LG G6's tentpole feature will be? The extra-tall display? The slicker, not-so-modular design? Nope. If you ask LG right now, it's about... not blowing up. The company tells the Korea Herald that it will "significantly… Go To Full Article

Mark Zuckerberg will testify in Oculus VR lawsuit this week

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Mark Zuckerberg is heading to a Dallas court to testify in an ongoing lawsuit filed against Oculus, the VR company Facebook purchased for $2.3 billion. ZeniMax, the parent company of Doom developer id Software, claims that Oculus CTO John Carmack… Go To Full Article

Mushkin Launches Reactor Armor 3D and Triactor 3D 2TB SATA SSDs

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Mushkin at CES demonstrated its new SSDs in 2.5”/7 mm form-factor aimed at mainstream PCs with a SATA interface. The new Reactor Armor 3D and Triactor 3D use 3D NAND flash memory, the same controller from Silicon Motion and offer… Go To Full Article

James Cameron producing history of sci-fi series for AMC

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AMC is producing a six-part series on the history of science fiction in collaboration with one of its most prolific modern purveyors, James Cameron. Tentatively titled James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, it will examine the history of science f... Go To Full Article

Nintendo's Switch doesn't come with a charging Joy-Con grip

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If you're dead-set on owning a Nintendo Switch, you should probably start thinking about your charging setup. In addition to the main unit, you'll need to keep the detachable "Joy-Con" controllers topped up, which could prove tricky if you're playing... Go To Full Article

Green-hot galaxies reveal clues to the ancient universe

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Galaxies that emit a green glow make bitchin' screen-savers, but they're exceedingly rare in the actual universe. However, UCLA astronomers recently discovered that most, if not all early galaxies had a green hue due to their intense heat and special... Go To Full Article

New US cyber-guru runs ancient 'easily hackable website'

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Giuliani is clearly the right bloke for the job New US cyber-tsar Rudy Giuliani runs a website with a content management system which is so out of date it runs on coal and was designed by Isambard… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy S8 will keep the headphone jack

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Not copying Apple this time Samsung appears to have decided that it is not going to copy one aspect of the iPhone 7 on its new Galaxy S8. It seems that the cordless headphone idea is too… Go To Full Article

New York driver groups push for a ban on autonomous cars

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It's no secret that ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft dream of a day when they can depend solely on self-driving cars, and that's making driver organizations more than a little nervous. New York's Upstate Transportation Association and Indepe...… Go To Full Article

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