CHERRY B.UNLIMITED 3.0 Keyboard & Mouse Kit Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-09-20 read/post comments(0)

If you are looking for a good quality wireless mouse and keyboard set and would like to use it for any activities except gaming, then you are in luck! B.UNLIMITED 3.0 from CHERRY does come with a very good battery life, a full-sized SX switch keyboard (low excursion) and an ergonomic ambidextrous mouse with two DPI settings that can be adjusted without any extra software. Its low sell price is another strong point of this product, the B.UNLIMITED 3.0 kit being available for just about 63 Euros (rechargeable batteries included). read more

ECS Z270H4-I LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2017-09-18 read/post comments(0)

ECS Z270H4-I is a pretty solid offering from the manufacturer that does support the Intel’s 6th gen and 7th gen processors and despite the Mini ITX size, we do get quite a bit of expansion options. The board packs no less than four SATA ports, one M.2 slot for Wi-Fi/BT, another one for 2242/2280 SSDs, but also one PCI-Express x16 Gen 3.0 slots. In terms of memory, we can equip it with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and at the same time it does not seem to have issues running with higher frequency RAM since it is able to read the XMP profiles properly. read more

GAMDIAS HERMES P1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-09-10 read/post comments(0)

Since this keyboard does arrive with the exact same switch model as the ROCCAT Suora FX, we have had a similar overall experience when using it while playing games such as Kritika Online, Agents of Mayhem, Black Desert Online or Secret World Legends. The unified HERA software offers plenty of configuration options (does have a portable version available as well), while several options can be accessed right from the keyboard, thanks to the multitude of function keys. We do get a free plastic wrist rest in the package and the custom keycaps do look great when the LED lighting is activated. read more

Shuttle XPC nano NC03U Barebone Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2017-09-02 read/post comments(0)

When placing the NC02U and NC03U head-to-head, we can find a similar looking chassis on the outside, but what is on the inside matters: we are now dealing with the latest Kaby Lake-U 7th generation of Intel CPUs with an updated iGPU, DDR4 RAM support for improved performance, while the power ratings do remain the same. The unit does only weight 0.4 kg and can be mounted in three different ways (horizontally, vertically via the supplied stands but also in the back of the display thanks to the VESA mount) and we do get software support for Windows 10 64-bit platforms but also Linux 64-bit. read more

SteelSeries Sensei 310 Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-08-27 read/post comments(0)

One of the new mice on the market featuring the latest TrueMove 3 1:1 sensor from SteelSeries is the Sensei 310, which is ambidextrous and also RGB-lighting enabled. SteelSeries is able to provide very accurate tracking with jitter reduction up to 3500 CPI, while the maximum CPI value can be set to 12000 (in steps of 100). The ergonomic matte black plastic shell offers comfort to users for long sessions, while the pure silicone side grips are built to last. read more

CORSAIR VOID PRO RGB Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2017-08-22 read/post comments(0)

Designed as an improvement over the original VOID series, we are getting a product with premium build quality, re-tuned drivers for even better mids and lows, a new microphone with a different casing and LED ring for signaling the Mute function, long battery life, Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround sound, a superior wireless performance and more! read more
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Storage/Other Toshiba EXCERIA PRO M501 MicroSDXC Card Review by stefan @ 2017-08-13
Memory Ballistix Sport LT 16GB DDR4 SODIMM Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2017-08-08
Storage/NAS ASUSTOR AS6404T 4-bay NAS Review by stefan @ 2017-08-03
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Sprint and T-Mobile could merge in late October

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There have been hints that Sprint and T-Mobile are seriously talking about a merger (again), but how likely is that union, really? Quite likely, if you ask Reuters' sources. They understand that the two carriers are "close" to agreeing on… Go To Full Article

Windows Store Is Being Rebranded to Microsoft Store

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Microsoft is changing the name of their store so they can sell more than just apps, games, and other content for Windows 10 devices: the "Microsoft Store" is rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring with an… Go To Full Article

Apple's former GPU maker Imagination sold for £550 million

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Losing Apple as a customer can be rough for a supplier, as Imagination Technologies found out. In April, the UK chipmaker announced that the folks in Cupertino planned to develop their own mobile GPUs and would no longer rely on… Go To Full Article

Intel's Project Alloy VR headset is dead

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Intel won't be releasing its Project Alloy VR headset platform anytime this year -- in fact, it won't be releasing the technology at all. The tech giant has officially killed the initiative, which aimed to provide partner companies an open… Go To Full Article

Nintendo rolls out two-step authentication for online accounts

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Nintendo now supports two-factor verification to its Nintendo Accounts. This adds another layer of security by requiring codes generated from the Google Authenticator app, though it comes years later than most other gaming platforms. Go To Full Article

Uber's new chief says the company is paying for its bad rep

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New company chief Dara Khosrowshahi has sent out an email to his employees about London, and it shows that the company might truly be under a different kind of leadership now. One that doesn't sound like it'll encourage "hustlin'" and… Go To Full Article

Climbkhana: Ken Block explains Pikes Peak assault in latest Gymkhana video

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Climbkhana is clever. And no, not because it's a portmanteau. Rather it's how Ken Block and his merry band of Hoonigan Media Machine misfits took something the internet clearly loves, hooning, and paired it with a picturesque mountain... Go To Full Article

Fitness app company settles with FTC for nearly $1 million

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If you're going to create a mobile app that offers monetary rewards for meeting fitness goals, you should probably make sure you back your promises up. The Pact fitness app offers users a way to incentivize workouts by charging a… Go To Full Article

Lenovo’s leaked 25th-anniversary ThinkPad sports a familiar look

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The latest ThinkPad that Lenovo brought to CES back in January had a notably sleeker, more modern appearance than the line's traditional boxy black look. But it kept a couple features, like the red TrackPoint nub and 45-degree ThinkPad logo,… Go To Full Article

Apple extends iTunes movie rentals to 48 hours

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It used to be that when you rented a movie from Apple's iTunes service, you'd have 24 hours to finish watching it. You could start streaming the rental within 30 days of purchase, of course. Just a couple of weeks… Go To Full Article

Tesla might build convenience stores at its charging stations

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Tesla plans to roll out more electric supercharging stations this year, especially in big cities, which should double the size of its network. But even with more places to juice up your Tesla, it still takes far longer to refill… Go To Full Article

Vertagear SL5000 Gaming Chair @ techPowerUp

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The SL5000 gaming chair from Vertagear sports a fancy design and good build quality. Its steel frame allows it to support up to 150 kg, and it offers a wide range of adjustability to provide its users with the best… Go To Full Article

Target expands next-day delivery service to eight more cities

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Target continues to try and outcompete digital retailer and competitor, Amazon. The red bullseye-logo company has been testing its own Prime Pantry-like delivery service for a few months now, offering faster times than Amazon. Dubbed Restock, Target'... Go To Full Article

Mercedes-Benz spends $1 billion to make EVs at Alabama plant

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Like most auto makers these days, Mercedes-Benz is investing in electric vehicles in a big way. The Daimler-owned company is fast-tracking all of its models to an electric future by 2022. It has also been showing off a slate of… Go To Full Article

The iPhone 8’s glass back costs way more to repair than the front

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Over the last couple of weeks, the price of AppleCare+ has gone up for Plus model iPhones and screen repair for the 6s and newer models has gotten $20 more expensive. However, while screen replacements for phones under AppleCare+ warranty… Go To Full Article

HTC gives Vive developers all app revenue for the rest of 2017

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Now that HTC is all-in on Vive headsets and letting Google deal with its Pixel smartphone business, it has to deal with another reality: The public still isn't exactly sold on VR. To keep sales momentum going, it has announced… Go To Full Article

More Geforce GTX 1070 Ti rumors surface

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Same GP104 GPU but with more CUDA cores According to the latest report, it appears that the upcoming Geforce GTX 1070 Ti could pack 2432 CUDA cores, significantly higher than it was earlier rumored. … Go To Full Article

Apple Watch Series 3 first look: So far, no LTE problems

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The Apple Watch Series 3 started shipping today, and our definitive review is still in the works. In the meantime, we wanted to give you a taste of what life is like with the company's first LTE-connected watch, so when… Go To Full Article

Some brave soul volunteered for a completely robotic dental surgery

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A robot just implanted two 3D-printed teeth into a woman's mouth all on its own. The procedure took place recently in China and the researchers who developed it hope it can help the country's dentist shortage problem, reports the South… Go To Full Article

Google Daydream's web-browsing features surface in Chrome

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At Google's I/O developer conference in May, the company announced that it was working on a VR version of Chrome that could work in Daydream. Well, Chrome development team member François Beaufort announced on Google+ today that the first set... Go To Full Article

Why Equifax’s error wasn’t hiring someone with a music degree

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In the wake of the Equifax breach, a significant number of people lost their minds this week upon discovering that one of its newly-deposed security executives has a degree in music composition. Despite 14 years of experience as a security… Go To Full Article

'PUBG’ studio isn't happy about ‘Fornite: Battle Royale’

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Epic Games' cartoony horde game Fortnite is still in Steam Early Access, but the studio recently announced that a free-to-play version of the game would come out for free next week... and it looks a lot like another really popular… Go To Full Article

US-Europe privacy agreement passes its yearly review

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If you haven't ever heard of Privacy Shield, it's an agreement between the US and the EU. It allows companies that store personal data of people who reside in the EU (such as Facebook) on servers in the US, all… Go To Full Article

Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 on Ryzen 7 1700 @

@ 2017/09/23 read/post comments(0) has just posted another review. Last week we have tested the Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 cpu cooler on a Ryzen 7 1700. The SE-AM4 version is a dedicated special edition for AMD’s AM4 (Ryzen) platform featuring the latest SecuFirm2 mounting… Go To Full Article

Nanoxia Project S Mini Review

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Nanoxia has shrunk its drawer-style case to mini-ITX dimensions - successfully or not? Go To Full Article

EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn't hurt sales

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In 2013, the European Commission ordered a €360,000 ($430,000) study on how piracy affects sales of music, books, movies and games in the EU. However, it never ended up showing it to the public except for one cherry-picked section. That's… Go To Full Article

'Destiny 2' factions will reward you with powerful discount weapons

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If you've been playing Destiny 2 for a while, you probably know the fate of "the city". What's set to follow -- as I try not to spoil anything-- is the return of factions. We all love some good in-game… Go To Full Article

'Vincent' AI transforms your rough sketch into a Van Gogh

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Prisma made AI art style transfer fun for the masses, but a new machine learning app has much bigger ambitions. Applying its vast knowledge of art from the Renaissance to today, "Vincent" can take your simple sketch and transform it… Go To Full Article

The iPhone 8 is technically a gigabit LTE phone

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At first blush, iFixit's tech autopsy on the iPhone 8 didn't reveal anything particularly notable, besides some different screws and a way to remove the glass backing. So far, so meh. But then when it came to the laundry list… Go To Full Article

The West Coast is finally getting an earthquake early warning system

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On September 19th, 1985, Mexico City was devastated by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake that killed as many as 30,000 people and leveled buildings across the city, including the 12-story Hospital Juárez, one of the oldest hospital institutions in... Go To Full Article

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