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

G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q-GRR 16GB Memory Kit Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2015-03-02 read/post comments()

With the release of Intel's high end X99 platform aka Haswell-E last year DDR4 became available for the big masses. Besides the massive available bandwidth these DDR4 modules can also pack a far higher density per stick. All this goodness is available at your disposal while requiring a mere 1.2-1.35Volts. Only drawback, as with each new technology at launch is the high retail price, Things have settled a bit and prices are slowly plummeting. Today we have a look at one of G.Skill enthusiast kits: the Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q quad channel kit. While they have even faster kits in their lineup, ranging up to a massive 3400MHz out of the box. Today's reviewed 3000C15 kit has been heralded by many… read more

Xiaomi Mi4 64GB Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-02-24 read/post comments(0)

After testing a lot of aspects of the Mi4 smartphone which was the Xiaomi flagship of last year, we can consider ourselves quite impressed in terms of performance and the gap it has created over the mainstream models we have tested in the past is quite big. read more

Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-02-22 read/post comments(0)

TransMemory-EX II is not a product to skip from Toshiba since it features very good transfer speeds when working with large files (confirmed from the performed benchmarks), a solid build and also comes with EX II Pad Locker, which adds value to the product. read more

NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-02-16 read/post comments(0)

DOKO is a new PC streaming device from NZXT which allows connecting peripherals remotely thanks to the USB Over IP technology and connects to our TV via HDMI (1080P@30Hz). For optimal experience, we are recommended to connect the DOKO directly to our router on a wired connection and the same thing must be said about the station we are streaming from; if the bandwidth is not sufficient because of an improper connection, we may experience desyncs or even artifacts. read more

Silicon Power Mobile X31 OTG USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-02-13 read/post comments()

Silicon Power has recently introduced its lightweight mobile USB 3.0 OTG drive which can be used to transport and transfer data between multiple mobile devices and while its read speeds are pretty good, it falls a bit short on the writes; considering that the Android and Windows tablets which support this function are mostly USB 2.0, the lower write speeds should not be such a bit inconvenience, but when copying data from our PCs to the drive, we can see it lagging a bit. read more
Cooling/Water Cooling Corsair Hydro H110i GT CPU Cooler Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-02-10
Others/Miscelleneous Noreve iPad Air 2 Protective Cases Review by stefan @ 2015-02-06
Storage/Other Patriot Memory Supersonic Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-02-04
Mobile/Tablets Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Tablet Review by stefan @ 2015-01-29
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone XH97V Review by stefan @ 2015-01-28

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Google OKs pre-installing Waze on Android devices

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Next time you buy an Android phone, you just might find Waze among its pre-installed apps. See, it's now part of Google Mobile Services, or what you call the list of Android apps that manufacturers and carriers can install before… Go To Full Article

Google Street View cameras zip through (and over) the Amazon

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Google already has some odd ways of getting its Street View cameras into hard-to-reach places, but its latest effort might just take the cake. The search firm has posted panoramic imagery of the Amazon rainforest that, at some points, was… Go To Full Article

AMD Lays Out Future of Mantle

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Much has been made over the advent of low-level graphics APIs over the last year, with APIs based on this concept having sprouted up on a number of platforms in a very short period of time. For game developers this… Go To Full Article

'Mortal Kombat X' for mobile rewards your victories with konsole kred

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After a lengthy hiatus, Mortal Kombat is coming back to the mobile world -- and it's giving you a few extra incentives to brutalize fighters while you're waiting for the bus. Mortal Kombat X will reach Android and iOS users… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 goes official along with Snapdragon Sense ID at MWC 2015

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Qualcomm today announced its latest high-end mobile chipset at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Snapdragon 820 SoC will succeed the Snapdragon 810 and will be based on Qualcomm’s custom Kryo cores. Although Qualcomm officially announced the Snapdragon 820… Go To Full Article

SilverStone Raven RV05 Enclosure

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You guys should head on over to PC Perspective today and read this review of the SilverStone Raven RV05 enclosure. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here. The 90° motherboard orientation with the Raven RV05 provides what would… Go To Full Article

MediaTek announces powerful new MT8173 chipset based on ARM Cortex A72 architecture

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MediaTek announced its first Cortex-A72 architecture based chipset at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The MT8173 chipset is a high-performance quad-core chipset comprising of two Cortex-A72 cores and two Cortex-A53 cores. The four cores are configured using ARM’s big.LITTLE,… Go To Full Article

Scientists take detailed pictures of the smallest known life forms

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Just how small can life get? Almost unbelievably small, if you ask a team of Berkeley Lab researchers. They've taken the first detailed electron microscope pictures of the tiniest bacteria known to date -- at a typical 0.009 cubic microns… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte WaterForce 3 Way SLI Review

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Modders Inc. has published a review of the Gigabyte WaterForce 3 Way SLI kit. If you are contemplating an upgrade to a tri-SLI set up, you might want to check out this review. There comes a time when you have… Go To Full Article

Your phone now doubles as an Android TV game controller

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So you want to play games on your Android TV set, but you'd rather not shell out for a gamepad? You might not have to in the near future. Google has revealed that an upcoming update to Google Play Services… Go To Full Article

Broadcom at MWC 2015

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Today Broadcom took the lead by announcing two new Wifi combo chip solutions meant for the smartphone and tablet market. The BCM4359 is a high-end 2x2 MIMO solution for high-performance smartphones, while the BCM43455 is an updated 1x1 MIMO 802.11ac… Go To Full Article

Huawei's MediaPad X2 is a phone with a 7-inch display

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While its first Android Wear smartwatch might be grabbing the headlines, Huawei also has a new phablet on display at MWC this year. The MediaPad X2 is the sequel to last year's X1, which, depending on which way you look… Go To Full Article

Phanteks announces enthusiast-friendly Enthoo Evolv ITX case

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While we haven't yet had an opportunity to review a Phanteks case here at TR, the company has been making waves among enthusiasts with its Enthoo line of cases. Today, the company has added an ITX-only version of its Enthoo… Go To Full Article

PayPal's new Here card reader can handle NFC payments

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PayPal is no stranger to mobile payment solutions, but at Mobile World Congress, the company is making a useful upgrade to its Here card reader. In addition to being able to handle payments from those Chip and PIN credit/debit cards,… Go To Full Article

Gionee announces the 5.5 mm thin Elife S7 at MWC

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The Elife S7’s ultra-thin profile manages to fit an impressive amount of hardware. The race to make the thinnest smartphone “was getting out of hand.” That’s what Chinese manufacturer Gionee had to say as it announced the Elife S7, a… Go To Full Article

Yahoo! Turns! 20!

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You now have permission to feel ancient: Yahoo, one of the web's first big service providers, has turned 20 years old. The company has seen a lot in the past couple of decades, to put it mildly. It rose to… Go To Full Article

Try Apple's Photos app in the latest OS X public beta

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If you've been anxious to try Apple's Photos app and kick iPhoto to the curb, you now have a (relatively) easy way to do it. The Mac maker has just released the first public beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3,… Go To Full Article

The biggest announcements of MWC 2015 so far (part 1)

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MWC technically starts today, but that doesn't stop some of the industry's biggest players trying to get a head start on the fun on Sunday. Besides the big launches, there are a couple of pre-show shows for those off-beat things… Go To Full Article

Relive Samsung's Galaxy S6 event right here

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Did you sleep in on Sunday, only to realize that you'd missed Samsung's big Galaxy Unpacked event? Relax -- you can still watch the show as if it were fresh. As is its custom, the Korean tech giant has helpfully… Go To Full Article

UK to build the world's first tidal lagoon power plants

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It's easy to forget that it's possible to generate electricity not by burning coal or splitting atoms but using the power of the sea. However, one company has thought long and hard about the process and is set to change… Go To Full Article

New Lollipop devices not encrypted by default

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Big news a few months ago: Google announced that all new devices which ship with Lollipop would have encryption enabled by default. Fast forward to today, and aside from Google's own Nexus devices, none of the new Lollipop devices actually… Go To Full Article

EVGA SuperNova 1000 PS Silent Series Power Supply Review @HiTech Legion

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"Testing the EVGA Supernova 1000 PS yielded no surprises, and in this case that is a very good thing. EVGA cut no corners using the closest tolerance and best quality components available in the 1000 PS, and it is reflected… Go To Full Article

Tinder's paid service launches with a pretty sleazy catch

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If you didn't think that your opinion of Tinder could go any lower, something new pops up to make you change your mind. The hookup app has reportedly launched its long-awaited paid tier, but in Europe, users will have to… Go To Full Article

Sony's waterproof Xperia Z4 takes on premium tablets

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Sony is the latest tablet maker with an uber-slender Android slate. The Xperia Z4 measures just 6.1 mm thick, allowing it to slip into the same dress size as Dell's Venue 8 7000 and Apple's iPad Air 2. It's a… Go To Full Article

Sapphire Rolls Out Radeon R7 260X iCafe OC Graphics Card

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Sapphire rolled out the entry-mid range Radeon R7 260X iCafe OC graphics card for casual-gaming PC builds (eg: low-cost Counter Strike gaming kiosks). Pictured below, the card looks rather premium, with its full-length, dual-slot cooler. That is, until you take… Go To Full Article

Samsung's Galaxy S6 is ready for battle at the high end

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Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2015, Samsung announced the latest updates to its Galaxy S line of high-end handsets: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The new Galaxies feature a striking new design that incorporates metal and glass materials,… Go To Full Article

Panasonic takes on Dropcam with a 4G-equipped monitoring camera

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WiFi monitoring cameras, like Dropcam, are great for keeping tabs while your away. But what if there were devices that didn't require that connection, or to be plugged in all the time. Meet Panasonic's Nubo: a 4G-equipped security camera that… Go To Full Article

GAME gets into eSports with the £20 million acquisition of Multiplay

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It looks like 2015 could be a big year for competitive gaming in the UK. Just weeks after we found out where the UK's first eSports arena will be located, Britain's biggest video game retailer GAME has confirmed it's getting… Go To Full Article

Intel's new Atom chips cover cheap phones to premium tablets

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Intel's been slow to transform itself for the new mobile world, but with its latest family of Atom chips it may finally be able to go toe-to-toe with Qualcomm. The chip giant announced the Atom X3, X5 and X7 processors… Go To Full Article

Cherry Trail debuts as the Atom x5 and x7 series

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With the Atom x3 series, Intel has made certain concessions to cost and time-to-market concerns. The company has made fewer compromises with the Atom x5 and x7 series, formerly known as Cherry Trail. These are the first Atoms built using… Go To Full Article

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