Silicon Power Bolt B75 Ultra-Thin Portable SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2019-08-16 read/post comments(0)

As the Armor A75, the Bolt B75 does feature a military-grade shockproof casing that is quite light and also acts as a heatsink for the internal SSD. Being based on a SATA 6Gb/s internal SSD interface, the drive is limited a bit in terms of reads/writes, even before the cache fills up, but for regular backup tasks that do not involve usage of very big files, this should be a non-issue. read more

1MORE Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ear Headphones Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-08-13 read/post comments(0)

After switching between earbuds and choosing the ones that offer least leakage and best comfort, we have connected the unit to our Huawei P30 smartphone and watched various TV shows, YouTube clips and podcasts. We were quite amazed to see great sound delivery all across the board, including quite a bit of bass, which is not very frequent when working with in-ear headphones. The bass can be further enhanced by using the software application and even at higher volumes we did not encounter distortion. The use of the neckband does allow an optimal placement of the microphone, which can deliver clear voice to the person on the other side of the call, with little to no background noise. read more

Dream Machines DM1 FPS Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-08-08 read/post comments(0)

The DM1 FPS mouse from Dream Machines is the first product we are reviewing that uses Huano switches for the left/right click buttons; these require a bit more force to actuate and offer a nice, tactile feel when used; this feature actually reduces accidental clicks and are rated for about 20 million clicks. In terms of the used optical PMW3389 sensor, which we have seen on many Razer mice before and we have not encountered any issues when tracking while playing games such as Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, Defiance 2050 or Mass Effect Andromeda. The overall comfort is enhanced thanks to the use of a really unique, flexible cable and low weight of just 83g. read more

Patriot Memory Viper V570 RGB Blackout Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-08-02 read/post comments(0)

After configuring the mouse with our preferences via software, we went ahead and fired up some missions in Guild Wars 2; the Avago ADNS 9800 laser sensor performed admirably, despite the lower maximum DPI value supported versus the optical high-end sensors we have seen with other mice. Thanks to the use of ceramic feet, which do allow the mouse to move on the surface with almost no friction at all, the V570 Blackout is very easy to operate, even with its initial weight of 152.9 grams. read more

CORSAIR HS35 Stereo Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-07-30 read/post comments(0)

Given the fact that we are dealing with a much lighter construction and thanks to the memory foam fabric padded cups, the HS35 offers more comfort than the HS50 during longer gaming sessions, the only concern being that it is not as durable because of the plastic build. In terms of sound quality, the headset comes with the same custom-tuned 50mm drivers found with the higher-priced modes from the same series which are able to provide punchy bass but also good mids and highs. read more

1MORE Triple Driver BT In-Ear Headphones Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-07-26 read/post comments(0)

In order to enjoy high-quality audio with this particular set, it is best that your sound source does support LDAC codecs, with a bandwidth of up to 990 Kbps; our trusty Huawei P30 enabled LDAC as soon as the headphones got connected, so no issues here. After listening to many audio clips on YouTube, FLAC albums and different podcasts on SoundCloud, we can say that it covers the whole spectrum optimally, with a decent amount of bass (if mounted with the correct tips in order to provide a good seal). The voices are clearly rendered, so we haven’t had issues while watching some TV shows on the smartphone as well. Versus the Stylish True Wireless In-Ear, this particular model does… read more
Storage/SSD Crucial P1 1TB Type 2280 SSD Review by stefan @ 2019-07-24
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR NIGHTSWORD RGB Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-07-15
Audio/Others 1MORE Stylish True Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review by stefan @ 2019-07-10
Storage/SSD CORSAIR Force Series MP510 480GB M.2 SSD Review by stefan @ 2019-07-05
Audio/Others SteelSeries Arctis 1 All-Platform Wired Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2019-06-30

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Dell’s Reveals OptiPlex 7070 Ultra: Putting a Modular PC In A Monitor Stand

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All-in-one desktop PCs have a number of advantages compared to regular desktop machines when it comes to dimensions, style, lack of cable clutter, and other. Their main drawbacks are tight integration that an AIO implies, particularly the need to fully… Go To Full Article

Apple Card launch expands to all US iPhone users

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Apple has announced its Apple Card is available to everyone in the US starting today, expanding on the limited launch earlier this month. If you didn't see the many signup tutorial videos provided by Apple, you can apply by opening… Go To Full Article

Grammarly's keyboard suggests synonyms to make you feel smart

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If you ever struggle to find the mot juste when texting your friends, Grammarly might just have your back. Its mobile keyboard for Android and iOS now suggests synonyms while you're typing, giving you a handful of words that might… Go To Full Article

Interactive murder mystery game 'Erica' gets a surprise release

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Flavourworks' interactive game/movie hybrid Erica flew under the radar for a long time while its developers spent years working on the underlying technology. But following the launch of the new trailer at Gamescom this week, the studio made the surpr...… Go To Full Article

Cyberpunk 2077 coming to Google Stadia

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Gets RTX ray-traced screenshots as well At the Google's Gamescom 2019 Stadia Direct livestream, CD Projekt Red has announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will be coming to Google's Stadia streaming service when it launches in April next year.… Go To Full Article

Netflix gives new and upcoming releases their own tab

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Netflix has debuted a new tab in its TV app's sidebar that could make it a lot easier to find new things to watch in the coming days. According to Variety, the new "Latest" tab has already started rolling out… Go To Full Article

Big tech moans about paying tax

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Calls on the US government for protection After refusing to pay tax in Europe for ages, Big Tech is so upset by the French demanding a piddling three percent on profits that it is asking for the… Go To Full Article

Canon leaks its EOS 90D DSLR and mirrorless EOS M6 Mark II cameras

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Canon's Australian website appears to have accidentally leaked a pair of important new cameras, the EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless and EOS 90D DSLR. Promo videos for the cameras spotted by Canon Rumors (and quickly pulled by Canon) show impressive… Go To Full Article

Developers revolt against the Apple cult

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Does not treat its own Apps in the same way A group of developers has fired off a stiffly worded missive to the Cult Leader Tim Cook saying that Apple's changes to its iOS 13 operating system… Go To Full Article

Apple software allows jailbreaks again

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Now anyone can break out and own their expensive phone The software geniuses at the fruity cargo cult Apple have enabled it to be a doodle to jailbreak iPhones using the latest version of its mobile operating… Go To Full Article

Largest AI chip ever built

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1.2 trillion transistors New artificial intelligence company Cerebras Systems is unveiling the largest semiconductor chip ever built. The Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine has 1.2 trillion transistors, the necessary on-off electronic switches that are the… Go To Full Article

Twitter blocks state-run news from adverstising

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China crises Twitter is now blocking state-run media outlets from advertising on its platform. The move was announced just hours after the company was slammed for running promoted tweets by China's largest state agency… Go To Full Article

Tesla expands electric car share

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Jaguar's I-Pace and Audi's e-Tron having difficulty Tesla has managed to expand its electric-car market share, despite two new battery-powered luxury SUVs that have been in US showrooms for the last ten months: Jaguar's I-Pace and Audi's… Go To Full Article

Alienware's 55-inch OLED gaming monitor coming in September

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Attached to a $3999.99 price tag Alienware has finally announced the official launch date for its 55-inch OLED gaming monitor, which will be coming on September 30th with a price set at $3,999.99 ($4,000). … Go To Full Article

HP's latest gaming headset delivers active cooling, noise cancellation

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HP has unveiled a host of new gaming products for Gamescom 2019, starting with the Omen Mindframe Prime, a high-end gaming headset with features that should make competitive play more comfortable. Your ears will heat up less thanks to HP's… Go To Full Article

Samsung's 32-inch Space Gaming Monitor makes room for your PC

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Giant gaming monitors have a conspicuous problem: all that visual real estate usually swallows up desk space, leaving limited room for your speakers, elaborate peripherals or the PC itself. Samsung might have a simple fix. Its newly unveiled Space... Go To Full Article

Porsche Taycan will come with a standalone Apple Music app

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Porsche Taycan owners will be able to play their Apple Music collection directly through the vehicle's touchscreen display. According to TechCrunch, the automaker has teamed up with Cupertino to integrate Apple Music into the upcoming electric vehicl... Go To Full Article

'Final Fantasy VIII' Remastered is coming out on September 3rd

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Were you disappointed to hear that Square Enix merely remastered Final Fantasy VIII instead of remaking it like it did its predecessor? We hope you can take solace in the fact that you don't have to wait years for its… Go To Full Article

Team Group T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 Review @ Vortez

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Modules are available in capacities of 4GB, 8GB and 16GB with kits of 8GB (2x 4GB), 16GB (2x 8GB) and 32GB (2x 16GB). Frequencies range through 2666MHz, 3000MHz and 3200MHz, with the latter being the focus of today’s review.… Go To Full Article

Antec HCG 750W Gold Power Supply Unit Review

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It may not feature the best price/performance ratio on the other side of the Atlantic currently but for EU based consumers things can’t get much better than the High Current Gamer 750W Gold by Antec. Go To Full Article

You can finally get PowerBeats Pro in colors other than black

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After launching its truly wireless Powerbeats Pro headphones earlier this year, Beats is finally introducing new color options to its lineup. The earbuds, which retail for $250, will be available in off-white Ivory, a nature-green Moss, and dark blue... Go To Full Article

Mercedes unveils A-Class and B-Class plug-in hybrids

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You've typically had to splurge on higher-end vehicles like the GLC if you've wanted a plug-in hybrid with Mercedes' tri-star badge, but you won't have to be quite so well-heeled going forward. Mercedes-Benz has introduced PHEV versions of the A-Cla...… Go To Full Article

Facebook pulls propaganda accounts demonizing Hong Kong protesters

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It's not just Twitter cracking down on attempts to undermine Hong Kong protesters through social networks. Facebook has pulled seven Pages, five accounts and three Groups allegedly involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" meant to blast Hong Ko... Go To Full Article

Dell Unveils G5 Gaming Desktop: Starting at $629

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Historically, Dell has addressed the market for higher-end gaming desktops with their Alienware-branded machines, which are frequently built around unlocked CPUs as well as advanced graphics cards. Meanwhile, for those who wanted Dell-branded gaming PCs without the Alienware premium, the… Go To Full Article

Hideo Kojima debuts six-minute 'Death Stranding' gameplay video

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Death Stranding director/producer/designer/co-writer Hideo Kojima has revealed the first extended look at gameplay for his long-awaited next title. Unsurprisingly, given what we know about this game so far, it's pretty wild. Go To Full Article

Dell Launches 55-Inch Alienware OLED Display

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Today at Gamescom, Dell has officially launched its new flagship OLED gaming monitor, the Alienware 55. First demonstrated back at Computex, the display uses a 4K OLED panel featuring a 120 Hz refresh rate, making it among the fastest 4K… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA's game streaming service comes to Android this fall

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Consoles and gaming PCs aren't going anywhere for the foreseeable future -- but as compression algorithms and internet connections improve, game streaming is almost ready for prime time. Earlier today, Google announced that Cyberpunk 2077 and other p... … Go To Full Article

Reddit experiments with livesteaming

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Over the weekend, rumors and speculation began circulating on Reddit. Users were wondering what cryptic messages on r/pan, a new Reddit community, could mean. Today, Reddit pulled back the curtain. It announced Reddit Public Access Network (r/pan), a... … Go To Full Article

HiFiMAN Sundara Planar Magnetic Headphones @ TechPowerUp

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The HiFiMAN Sundara is the name of the wildly successful HE-400i which set the bar in terms of sound quality for entry-level planar magnetic headphones. The Sundara is roughly the same form factor, but a lot has happened on the… Go To Full Article

Microsoft’s SMS Organizer will declutter your texts

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Microsoft's SMS Organizer is sort of a personal assistant for your text messages. The Android app is half-spam blocker, half-scheduling system. It got its start as a Microsoft Garage project and was unveiled in India last year. Now, XDA-Developers is...… Go To Full Article

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