Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine DDR4 Gaming Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2019-02-17 read/post comments()

If you are a mainstream user and do not care for RGB lighting effects, Silicon Power has a solid solution with their XPOWER Turbine kits, that also feature Samsung ICs. Despite the XMP rating of 2666MHz C16 of our kit, it still has some overclocking potential, if you take your time and do proper testing. The module heatspreaders height is quite low at about 38.2mm, so it should be no issue when installing large air coolers as well. read more

SuperMicro C9Z390-PGW Z390 LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2019-02-10 read/post comments(0)

SuperMicro have quite impressed us with their latest C9Z390-PGW board, that features server-quality hardware components for the VRMs, a Broadcom ExpressLane PLX PEX 8747 that is able to take x16 lanes from the CPU and outputs no less than x32 PCI-E 3.0 lanes, that helps when using dual-VGA configurations, no less than two LAN interfaces, one being 10Gbit (Aquantia® AQC107 10G Ethernet Controller) and a good Realtek ALC1220 implementation. Wi-Fi is also available via the pre-installed Intel AC 9560 module, that also comes with Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility. read more

DOOGEE Y7 Plus Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2019-02-05 read/post comments(0)

The DOOGEE Y7 Plus smartphone offers a good overall experience for everyday use thanks to its mainstream SoC, the enough RAM quantity (6GB) and the 64GB of included storage for taking quite a bit of photos. At the time of the review, the latest software version was 8.0 and did pack the Android security patch level from 5th of October. The 6.18’’ screen packs a 2246x1080 resolution, is enough bright during use outside, while the included bottom speaker can deliver decent, enough loud audio. The back shooter offers 2x optical zoom thanks to the wide set of lens, but when using it we must make sure that we will keep the smartphone on a steady surface, otherwise the result will… read more

CHERRY MW8 Advanced Wireless Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-02-01 read/post comments(0)

The MW8 Advanced mouse is a good choice to be picked up while on trips along with your favorite laptop thanks to its long lasting battery and premium build. If you have all USB ports occupied, you can always use the product on wireless since all laptops now do incorporate BT interfaces as well. Compared to the previously tested CHERRY mice, this one houses a much better PixArt sensor that is able to track on all surfaces, including glass and its DPI can be adjusted in four different steps, in order to cover more usage environments: 600, 1000, 1600 and 3200 DPI. read more

Creative Outlier ONE Plus In-ear Headphones with Built-in MP3 Player Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-01-24 read/post comments(0)

Creative made sure to make this product customizable so accessories were offered in order to offer plenty of comfort during your activities; in terms of Bluetooth supported codecs, this one comes with SBC only that is a bit lossy, so it is possible you will notice a bit of audio stream degradation during some tracks. This small issue will not be however present when you load up your tracks on the 4GB internal storage and the Outlier ONE Plus does support MP3 and WMA files up to 320kbps, including FLAC up to 1.3Mbps bitrate. read more

CORSAIR M65 RGB ELITE Tunable FPS Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-01-18 read/post comments(0)

Being built with the same high-end sensor as we have seen with the IRONCLAW RGB, with a resolution up to 18000 DPI, adjustable in 1 DPI increments, the M65 RGB Elite tracks wonderfully, especially after it has passed the calibration stage. While it feels about the same in hand as the previous M65 iteration, the fact that the Sniper and the thumb side buttons are brought closer together was a good design choice, since you can access these faster. CORSAIR has also made sure to optimize in order to make the chassis lighter, while the customizable weighting system has been retained. read more
Audio/Speakers&Amps Creative Stage Air Compact under-monitor Soundbar Review by stefan @ 2019-01-14
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR IRONCLAW RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-01-08
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR HARPOON RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-01-07
Others/Mice & Keyboards Mad Catz R.A.T. 6+ Optical Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-01-03
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Battlefield V DLSS Tested: Overpromised, Underdelivered

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Nvidia's deep learning super sampling, or DLSS, is one of the highly anticipated features present on RTX graphics cards. This month DLSS finally made its way to both Battlefield V and Metro Exodus, and as is the usual case for… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Premium Level 20 RGB Cherry MX Speed Silver Gaming Keyboard

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" ... The Thermaltake Premium Level 20 RGB Cherry MX Speed Silver Gaming Keyboard is a very well put together mechanical keyboard. If you like beautiful lights and PREMIUM performance take a look at this keyboard, as all areas are… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi's fake-transparent Mi 9 isn't hiding anything

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Remember that transparent Xiaomi Mi 8 phone that doesn't actually show what's inside the device? It must have gotten a pretty good reception, because the phonemaker has gone through the trouble of designing a fake-transparent version of the upcoming... Go To Full Article

Android Q's revamped gestures might ditch the back button

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Android Pie's gesture controls can feel clunky at times with its mix of newer concepts with legacy holdovers. However, Google might just restore some consistency. XDA has discovered that an early build of Android Q includes a revised navigation sys...… Go To Full Article

Scrapped 'Final Fantasy XV' DLC will live on as a novel

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Square Enix left Final Fantasy XV fans hanging in the lurch when it scrapped most of the game's DLC, but that doesn't mean you'll be left wondering what happens next. The developer is borrowing a cue from Mass Effect: Andromeda… Go To Full Article

Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti will have $279 price tag

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Spotted in benchmark, launching February 22nd Nvidia Geforce GTX 1660 Ti launch is just around the corner and the latest info confirms the earlier suggested $279 price tag. In addition to the $279 price… Go To Full Article

SilentiumPC Spartan 3 Pro RGB @ TechPowerUp

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SilentiumPC continues to push the boundary of what users can expect in regards to entry-level CPU coolers with the Spartan 3 Pro RGB. Equipped with a 100 mm Sigma Pro RGB fan, this compact tower cooler manages to stay relatively… Go To Full Article

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G @ LanOC Reviews

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So we recently figured out that the RTX 2060 is a bit of a gem with performance rivaling the GTX 1070 Ti and in some situations, even the GTX 1080 and that was just with the Founders Edition. I also… Go To Full Article

Amazon's Echo Wall Clock is back on sale after connectivity fix

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A few weeks after being pulled because of connectivity issues, Amazon's Echo Wall Clock is once again available. The clock can once again be purchased for $29.99 from Amazon. A spokesperson for Amazon confirmed the availability of the clock to… Go To Full Article

Audi helps you avoid red lights by suggesting speeds

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Audi's cars already tell you how long a red light will last, but now they'll help you avoid those red lights in the first place. It's launching the first implementation of the Green Light Optimization Speed Advisory (GLOSA), a system… Go To Full Article

Chrome will make it harder to block incognito browsing

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A longstanding loophole in Chrome's Incognito Mode allows websites to recognize when people are browsing the web privately. Recently, sites like The Boston Globe and MIT Technology Review have started using the loophole to block anyone browsing in In... Go To Full Article

IKEA's super-sized bath toys collect trash on the water

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IKEA's latest effort to improve its environmental footprint has taken a decidedly aquatic bent. The company has designed a remote-controlled boat, the Good Ship IKEA, that clears trash from the water. It may look cutesy (it's modeled after the SM&A...… Go To Full Article

All the RTX 2000-series Max-Q laptops

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Sometimes we just want to be able to play graphically potent video games somewhere other than our desks. To address this gaming vs. travel conundrum, Nvidia and partners have developed high-end RTX Max-Q gaming laptop designs. From the CES 2019… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi Mi 9 details officially unveiled

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Launching on February 20th Xiaomi has officially revealed a lot of specifications and features of the Mi 9 smartphone on its Twitter account. Ahead of the official February 20th launch date, Xiaomi revealed a… Go To Full Article

Sharp's latest RoBoHon robot can't walk, but hey it's only $715

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The cute Japanese robots keep coming. Sony's adorable Aibo pups are already on to their sixth litter and now Sharp is upgrading its RoBoHon line, too. In case you need reminding, that's the robot smartphone that -- like all good… Go To Full Article

Fox delays 'Cosmos' season 2 premiere over misconduct investigation

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Fox's investigation into sexual misconduct claims against Neil deGrasse Tyson has led to a change of schedule for Cosmos: Possible Worlds. The company has quietly removed the show's season 2 premiere from its March 3 schedule, indicating that it's w...… Go To Full Article

China wants to put a solar farm in space by 2025

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Humanity uses a lot of energy, and while solar power here on Earth is doing a reasonable job of contributing to the electricity mix, scientists have long hypothesized that gathering the sun's energy from space would be a lot more… Go To Full Article

Researchers blame YouTube for the rise in Flat Earthers

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Despite steps taken to counteract problematic material YouTube is still a hotbed of hoaxes and fake news -- a problem that's become so prevalent the site recently announced it is changing its AI in a bid to improve matters. But… Go To Full Article

Amazon doubles profits and pays no tax

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Paying tax is socialism in the US While millions of middle and lower class Americans have just discovered that they are paying more tax under new Republican tax cuts, they will be no doubt overjoyed that Amazon's… Go To Full Article

LG won't release a foldable smartphone anytime soon

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As Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola rush to release their foldable smartphones, one notable company is sitting out the trend. LG says it's scrapping plans to release a bendy handset, reports The Korea Times, and will instead launch a 5G version… Go To Full Article

Germany to extend electric company car tax incentives

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The technology needs Lebensraum to grow German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz plans to extend tax incentives for electric company cars the government’s latest attempt to boost demand for clean vehicles. … Go To Full Article

Kiwis backtrack on American assurances of Huawei perils

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New Zealand will carry out its own security research After initially saying that it believed the US smears on Huawei 5G equipment, the New Zealand government is going to investigate the claims itself. … Go To Full Article

Snapdragon 855 is the only AP for 5G

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From the house of Qualcomm Next week will be a great leap forward in the 5G journey for the whole industry and we just wanted to set one thing straight. It turns out that Snapdragon 855 will… Go To Full Article

iStorage Disk Ashur Pro2 Review @ Vortez

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The iStorage Disk Ashur Pro2 is a safe, secure, encrypted portable HDD featuring the latest in cybersecurity. The Disk Ashur Pro2 offers incredible levels of data integrity in the event of the drive being lost or misplaced, or even stolen… Go To Full Article

Facebook Terragraph – Everything You Need To Know

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Facebook first announced Terragraph in 2016, introducing it in downtown San Jose. They have now launched two worldwide trials – in Hungary and Malaysia, delivering low-cost gigabit broadband wirelessly. Go To Full Article

Apple may unveil a 16-inch MacBook Pro and 31-inch 6K monitor this year

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If you're in the market for a new MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPad or virtually any other Apple product, gather 'round for Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's freshest rumors. To start, he told 9to5Mac that Apple will release a 16-inch MacBook Pro… Go To Full Article

Hitler meets his downfall

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The end of a mem Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who played Adolf Hitler in the film Downfall, has died in Zurich at the age of 77, his agent announced. The actor became internationally… Go To Full Article

'Apex Legends' will make it easier to report cheaters

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Apex Legends already has cheaters just two weeks into its existence, and Respawn wants to be sure they don't become too much of a problem. The studio has dropped not-so-subtle hints that it's incorporating a cheat reporting tool in its… Go To Full Article

NBA smart jersey switches your player allegiances on the fly

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Sports jerseys are big commitments for fans -- you're betting that your favorite player won't switch teams, take a nose dive or otherwise prove embarrassing. In the future, though, you might just have to pull out your phone to change… Go To Full Article

OCC Launches the How-To Flash RTX Video Card BIOS To A Different Series

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"For a few generations now, NVIDIA has been slowly changing how traditional overclocking has been achieved. It used to be a simple process of increasing the video card's clock speed and that was it. With NVIDIA's Turing generation of GPUs,… Go To Full Article

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