Toshiba MG04ACA400A 4TB Enterprise HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-03-21 read/post comments()

The new MG04ACA series from Toshiba is composed from drives which are meant for enterprise, mission-critical applications, while sporting higher transfer rates and capacities. The tested sample comes with 128MB of cache and comes in two versions, depending on the applications it is needed for: with 512 sector emulation or strictly with 4K sector. Make sure to choose wisely which drive is for you and your setups in order to bypass any incompatibilities which may arise. read more

ASUSTOR AS5104T 4-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-03-17 read/post comments()

The AS5104T NAS from ASUSTOR is built upon the proven chassis solution we have found on their previous generations, with an easy readable LCD display and additional buttons for performing the initial configuration without the need of a PC or extra software. The Celeron J1900 quad-core processor at its core delivers very good transfer rates when moving data; this is paired with a 2GB SODIMM module but the memory can be upgraded up to 8GB if needed, when we are running multiple services at once. read more

KingSing T8 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-03-10 read/post comments()

Along with the Elephone G3, this is the second low-cost smartphone we are testing on and we can consider ourselves impressed that for only $99 we are receiving a product with an exterior design similar to one of the Xiaomi flagships, is equipped MTKs last year octa-core processor and is paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM. read more

Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-03-09 read/post comments()

The H1500 headset takes part of the latest Corsair Gaming series, packs dual 50mm drives and is able to emulate 7.1 surround sound thanks to the Dolby Pro Logic IIx certification. The product comes with a 3-meter cable and on it we will also find a tiny remote which allows working with the volume control or for muting the microphone. read more

Thecus N4310 Soho/Home Linux NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-03-06 read/post comments(0)

The latest N4310 SOHO/Home NAS from Thecus is a visible upgrade over their low-cost N2310, both outside and inside; the hardware has been beefed up regarding the number of USB 3.0 ports, we’ve got more internal RAM and the SoC frequency (AMCC APM86491RDK) is now 1GHz instead of only 800MHz. read more

Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-03-02 read/post comments()

The latest NovaTouch TKL keyboard from Cooler Master is featuring revised switches made in cooperation with Topre which can accommodate regular Cherry MX keycaps and the manufacturer has also included O-rings In order to prevent bottoming out and this way some of the noise is eliminated. read more
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q-GRR 16GB Memory Kit Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-03-02
Mobile/Smart Phones Xiaomi Mi4 64GB Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-02-24
Storage/Other Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-02-22
Others/Miscelleneous NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review by stefan @ 2015-02-16
Storage/Other Silicon Power Mobile X31 OTG USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-02-13

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Apple creates old lamps for new scheme in China

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Fruity cargo cult Apple thinks that the best way for punters behind the bamboo curtain to keep buying its expensive products is if they can trade them in like a car. Jobs’ Mob plans to introduce a… Go To Full Article

ASRock Unveils Fatal1ty 970 Performance Socket AM3+ Motherboard

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ASRock unveiled its newest socket AM3+ motherboard for gamers with on a budget, the Fatal1ty 970 Performance. Based on the AMD 970 chipset with SB950 southbridge, this board offers a slick feature-set for its potentially two-figure price. Built in the… Go To Full Article

Google makes it easier for Android users to view custom maps

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A custom map you've created for a trip is only useful if you can access it when you need it. Thankfully, Google's bringing back My Maps integration with Android, so it's now easier to view your personalized files on mobile.… Go To Full Article

Toshiba Develops World's First 48-Layer BiCS

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Toshiba Corporation today announced development of the world's first 48-layer three dimensional stacked cell structure flash memory called BiCS, a 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) device. Sample shipments of products using the new process technology start today. The BiCS is based… Go To Full Article

SanDisk Announces 48-Layer 3D NAND

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SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that it has successfully developed its 48 layer second generation 3D NAND, also referred to as BiCS2. Pilot production will commence as planned in the second half of 2015… Go To Full Article

Icy Dock Announces ExpressCage MB324SP-B

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As one of our most exciting releases to date, the ExpressCage MB324SP-B brings to you our highly consumer-friendly enclosure made for anyone that requires affordable storage density. Fit up to 4 x 2.5" SATA/SAS HDD/SSD (7mm-12.5mm) into a single 5.25"… Go To Full Article

Dragon Age II 4-Years Later Review @ OCC

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"So, is it worth going to Kirkwall and becoming its Champion, or should the city be left to its crisis? As a single game, I give Dragon Age II a weak recommendation. It is not a bad game, although it… Go To Full Article

Apple will let Foxconn buy and resell used iPhones in China

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Thanks to the consistently high local demand, the iPhone resell business is rather lucrative in China, to the point where even the company who actually manufactures the devices wants in as well. According to Bloomberg, Apple is about to launch… Go To Full Article

Amazon hosts a robot competition to automate its warehouses

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Amazon leans heavily on warehouse robots to assist workers and fulfill your orders on time, but these machines still can't pack items quickly enough to replace humans. However, the internet giant is determined to make these mechanical helpers more us... Go To Full Article

Federal law enforcement is wasting a lot of money on drones

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The US' national law enforcement has been using drones to help nab crooks for almost nine years, but it's still making plenty of rookie mistakes. The Department of Justice's Inspector General has published an audit that shows its agencies not… Go To Full Article

Chinese manufacturers are trying to kill the smartphone bezel

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I remember a time when I didn't know - or care - what a bezel was. Now, thanks to the efforts of Chinese smartphone manufacturers, I may be able to forget about this component all together. (If you don't already… Go To Full Article

Steven Spielberg will direct the 'Ready Player One' movie

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If you read through Ready Player One and thought its virtual gaming world deserved a first-class movie adaptation, you may just get your wish. Deadline has revealed that Steven Spielberg will direct the big screen version of Ernest Cline's novel… Go To Full Article

SilverStone Strider Gold 1500W PSU Review

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There is a review of the SilverStone Strider Gold 1500W PSU at NikKTech today. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here. The Strider Gold ST1500-GS by SilverStone is actually the 2nd 1500W (1.5KW) PSU I've ever used so… Go To Full Article

'Broken Age Act 2' drops on April 28th for PC, PS4 and Vita

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Get ready for the curtain call: The second and final act in Double Fine's Kickstarted adventure series Broken Age launches for PC in North America on April 28th (29th in Europe), IGN reports. Plus, the full game -- Acts One… Go To Full Article

MSI GT80 Titan SLI Gaming Laptop Review

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MSI is a well known Hardware Manufacturer of both Graphics Cards and Motherboards. In this review we look at something else - their brand new MSI GT80 Titan SLI Gaming Laptop, with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M… Go To Full Article

OCZ Releases Intrepid 3700 Enterprise SSD

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A little over a year OCZ introduced its first in-house designed enterprise SSD series called the Intrepid 3000. What separated the Intrepid from OCZ's earlier enterprise SSDs was the fact that it utilized a fully custom OCZ firmware with a… Go To Full Article

OCZ announces new Vector 180 series SSD for gamers and enterprise applications

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Renowned solid state drive brand OCZ today announced its new Vector 180 series SSD drives that feature the company’s new SSD Guru Management tool. The Vector 180 series SSDs are flagship grade products aimed at the high-end segment of the… Go To Full Article

CRYORIG H5 Universal @ techPowerUp

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CRYORIG's H5 Universal is an interesting design as it offers 90% of the R1 Universal's surface area with a single 140 mm x 13 mm fan. While it may seem a bit silly to pair such a slim fan with… Go To Full Article

Russia will resume space tourism in 2018

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Russia's Roscosmos space agency is in a bind. It makes money ferrying American astronauts to the International Space Station, but it's going to have a lot of unclaimed seats once NASA starts using capsules from Boeing and SpaceX. The solution?… Go To Full Article

Facebook now lets you embed videos elsewhere on the web

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At last, that cute puppy video you saw on Facebook won't have to stay on Facebook. The internet giant has announced an embeddable player that lets you put that adorable clip on other websites. There's not much magic to it… Go To Full Article

Facebook will bring 360-degree VR videos to Oculus

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In an effort to bring even more content to Oculus, Facebook has announced at its developer conference that it plans to bring spherical video content to its VR headset. There really isn't a whole lot more information aside from that… Go To Full Article

Facebook Messenger will soon let you chat with stores

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Facebook's Messenger won't just be for chatting with family and friends in the near future. The social network has unveiled a business feature for Messenger that lets you talk to a store about your orders. The option not only spares… Go To Full Article

EVGA Announces the GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID

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Introducing the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID, an "all in one" water cooling solution that significantly lowers the GPU operating temperature. Best of all? The water cooler is completely self-contained, with an included 120mm radiator and fan. No filling, no… Go To Full Article

Facebook to allow third-party apps on Messenger

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In the past few months, Facebook has really ramped up the Messenger experience -- you can add your location, add stickers and even use it for payments. Now, Facebook will let you add way way way more customized messages. That's… Go To Full Article

Asus GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU Mini 4096MB

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An increasing percentage of our readers have been building systems for use next to a high definition television set, inside compact cases. Our review product today - the Asus GTX 970 DC Mini is designed for just such a scenario.… Go To Full Article

Movie 'SuperTicket' is a cinema seat and digital download in one

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A visit to the cinema can be something of an extravagant outing, especially since the unfortunate demise of Orange Wednesdays. With the UK premiere of the so-called "SuperTicket," though, cinema attendees will leave with a lasting souvenir of their e... Go To Full Article

Yes, a non-pro new Microsoft Surface is nigh, but no, it won’t run Windows RT

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Expected out in late April, the Surface 3 or however it ends up being called should support the “full” Windows 8.1 experience. With all this commotion surrounding the hotly anticipated and rapidly approaching general release of Windows 10, we wouldn’t… Go To Full Article

YouTube is reportedly gearing up to take on Twitch game streaming

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After Google's failed attempt to acquire the live game streaming company Twitch (which went to Amazon instead), it's now aiming to relaunch YouTube's streaming feature with a focus on games and eSports, reports The Daily Dot. YouTube's been in the… Go To Full Article

Are you good enough for 'Bloodborne'?

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Am I "good" at games? I don't know. I'm 30 years old: I've been playing video games for 25 of those years, give or take, and covering games professionally for just over six years. I spent two weeks this year… Go To Full Article

OCZ Announces 2 TB (1920 GB) Variant of its Intrepid 3000 Enterprise SSD

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OCZ Storage Solutions -- a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced a new series of SATA III SSDs to add to its Intrepid 3000 enterprise portfolio. The new… Go To Full Article

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