CORSAIR K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-04-18 read/post comments(0)

After connecting the keyboard to our media-center via the supplied dongle, we have started typing some documents; the keys have a low activation and are pleasant to work with, but the touchpad needs a bit of a learning curve and does not seem as easy to use versus a regular mouse. The included joystick adds quite a bit of functionality to the keyboard, and is a much better solution for scrolling on pages than using the touchpad. CORSAIR has also added a bit of “gaming” feel to the keyboard by adding the L/R buttons, but these are not as accessible for use as on a regular gamepad, but very simple games could take advantage of this solution. read more

Crucial 2x8GB DDR4-2666 SODIMM Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2019-04-11 read/post comments(0)

By replacing the single-channel 16GB stock DDR4 2400MHz solution with a dual-channel DDR4 2666MHz kit, our DELL Inspiron 7577 became snappier in usual Windows applications and some productivity benchmarks have seen increases as well! Besides Ashes of the Singularity CPU Benchmark, PCMark benchmark suite clearly shows an improvement in Windows OS performance, by leaving the rest of the components running at stock. read more

SteelSeries Stratus Duo Gamepad Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2019-04-06 read/post comments(0)

Thanks to the dual-interface and internal rechargeable battery, you can go ahead and game in no time! We have tried quite a bit of games with it, including Dead or Alive 6 and Mortal Kombat XL. The controller is very responsive and feels comfortable thanks to its ergonomic shape; while we are not fans of playing games on such small screens like smartphones do have, we have paired the controller on our Android-based 4K Sony TV and ran games via Steam Link. Despite the Bluetooth connection, the extra lag this type of connection does introduce was barely noticeable and we were happy to game on a larger screen instead of staying in front of our desk. read more

Razer Kraken Competitive Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-03-31 read/post comments(0)

For testing the product, we have used our Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 internal soundcard; we have run multiple games such as Wolfenstein: The New Order, Guild Wars 2, Tera and GRIP Combat Racing. Thanks to the large, custom 50mm drivers we could hear explosions, gun shots and other effects in very much detail, while the character voices did remain clear at all times. The headset is also good for listening to your favorite music tracks while commuting to work and you will surely attract a lot of attention thanks to the catchy color choices. read more

CORSAIR Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock Presentation

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2019-03-27 read/post comments(0)

Thanks to the huge bandwidth offered by the Thunderbolt 3 interface, the Elgato Pro Dock from CORSAIR does allow using multiple devices at once, while having it connected to your Macbook Pro or an ultrabook that supports this type of bus. Latest generation ports are offered in order to provide great transfer speeds and if our computer needs up to 85W of power, the dock can charge it as well. A great feature is the inclusion of UHS-II card readers, supporting the high-performance microSDXC offerings, for transferring 4K content to your drives for processing in no time! read more

ROCCAT Vulcan 100 Mechanical RGB Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-03-21 read/post comments(0)

We have used the keyboard to write several documents and run a few games; the new Titan switches have a similar feel to MX Brown and thanks to the low profile design and the 1.8mm actuation point, the Vulcan 100 can keep up even during intensive gaming sessions. The keyboard is not as silent as we would have wanted (for that you’d better go with a Cherry MX Silent variant or LP Speed), but during LAN parties this aspect is not that important. read more
Motherboards/IntegratedCPU BIOSTAR A10N-8800E Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2019-03-14
Others/Mice & Keyboards CHERRY MX BOARD 1.0 BACKLIGHT Mechanical Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2019-03-06
Memory CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2019-02-26
Audio/Others SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2019-02-22
Memory Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine DDR4 Gaming Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2019-02-17

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Microsoft quietly axes Windows 10's long-promised Sets feature

@ 2019/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Windows 10 was supposed to receive a Sets feature that kept your app data, sites and other info in check through browser-like tabs, but you'll have to find another way to organize your digital life. ZDNet sources understand that Microsoft… Go To Full Article

Philips Launches 222B9T: A 21.5-Inch Semi-Rugged Monitor with Touch Support

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Taking a departure from the usual look-don't-touch world of PC monitors, Philips has rolled out a new, semi-rugged commerical monitor designed specifically for heavy touchscreen use. The Philips 222B9T is a 21.5-inch monitor with a 10-point capacitive touch system that's… Go To Full Article

Velocifire TKL02WS Wireless Mechanical Keyboard @ TechPowerUp

@ 2019/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Velocifire attempts to break into the crowded keyboard market, especially in the USA, by offering a wireless mechanical keyboard at a great price point. The TKL02WS is a TKL form factor keyboard with doubleshot keycaps, an 1850 mAh battery, 2.4… Go To Full Article

Charter will expand broadband network so it can stay in New York

@ 2019/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Charter Communications has agreed to a settlement with the New York's Department of Public Service that will allow the internet service provider to continue operating within the state. As a part of the agreement, Charter will have to kick back… Go To Full Article

Apple could make the iPhone's NFC more useful at WWDC

@ 2019/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Apple has a lot in the cards for WWDC, and that might include improvements for... well, cards. The 9to5Mac team and Steve Troughton-Smith claim to have details of developer-friendly updates that will be unveiled in early June, and NFC support… Go To Full Article

'Avengers: Endgame' event is coming to 'Fortnite' this week

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Epic Games is again linking up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the developer has teased a Fortnite and Avengers: Endgame crossover. We don't know many details yet, other than a start date of April 25th, the same day the… Go To Full Article

Possible Snapdragon 735 details leaked online

@ 2019/04/23 read/post comments(0)
While Qualcomm has only recently unveiled the Snapdragon 730 SoC, alleged specifications of the Snapdragon 735 have leaked online, showing rather interesting core configuration. According to details spotted over at site, the Snapdragon 735 SoC is… Go To Full Article

ADATA rolls out XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory

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Ranging from 3000MHz to 4133MHz ADATA has released its latest XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 memory that will feature RGB lights on over 60 percent of module surface area and come in various kit configurations and frequency ranging… Go To Full Article

Samsung is reportedly delaying the Galaxy Fold due to display issues

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If you were jittery about reports of broken Galaxy Fold review units, you might not be the only one. Wall Street Journal sources claim Samsung has delayed the release of the folding smartphone until "at least" May after reviewers mentioned… Go To Full Article

Pepsi is making a SodaStream-like sparkling water station

@ 2019/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Now that Pepsi owns SodaStream, it's trying its hand at a make-your-own-drink station -- though it's not for the company's usual sugar-laden fare. The company has unveiled a water dispenser system that lets you create your own zero-calorie beverage.... Go To Full Article

Galaxy Fold review: A lot of money for a prototype

@ 2019/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Click. Smack. Click. Smack. Click. Smack. I feel bad for the people in my life because everywhere I've been for the past week, the sounds of opening and closing Samsung's Galaxy Fold have followed. Even if you're not prone to… Go To Full Article

Google cuts Pixel 3 prices in half for Project Fi birthday

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It's the fourth anniversary of Project Fi, and to celebrate, Google is offering half off of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones for today only. There is one catch: The offer is only available to new and existing Google… Go To Full Article

Zillow's 3D home tours are available across North America

@ 2019/04/23 read/post comments(0)
You might have an easier time getting a feel for a home the next time you're looking for a new place to live. Zillow has finally made its 3D home tours available across the US and Canada, letting real estate… Go To Full Article

Bowers & Wilkins unveils wireless Formation speaker family

@ 2019/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Bowers & Wilkins, best known for its luxurious Nautilus and 800 Series Diamond speakers, is launching a wireless audio system called Formation. The company is starting with a soundbar, two bookshelf-style speakers, a cheaper single speaker, a sta... … Go To Full Article

Samsung has postponed Galaxy Fold launch events in China

@ 2019/04/22 read/post comments(0)
The $2,000 Galaxy Fold is already off to a bumpy start no thanks to some broken review units (ours is fine, by the way), and though the April 26th launch in the US remains unaffected, folks on the other side… Go To Full Article

Particle learning system could help robots make sushi

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There have been many attempts at teaching robots how to grab delicate objects, but they tend to rely on rough approximations that quickly fall apart in real life. MIT researchers may have a better solution: teach robots to predict how… Go To Full Article

'Fortnite' rune event asks for help from every player

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Epic is increasingly turning Fortnite's big events into participatory affairs. A floating rune has been traveling across the game map, but it only moves closer to its objective whenever it takes a collective 100 million damage from Fortnite servers... Go To Full Article

'Crackdown 3' lets you team up with friends in Wrecking Zone

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Crackdown 3's signature Wrecking Zone mode should now be decidedly livelier. After a brief round of testing, Sumo and Microsoft have released an update that adds Squad support to the destroy-everything multiplayer feature. If you have Crackdown-lov... Go To Full Article

Teufel REAL BLUE NC Wireless Headphones Review

@ 2019/04/22 read/post comments(0)
Very good audio quality, impressive battery life and active noise cancellation are just some of the things you'll be getting if you choose the REAL BLUE NC Wireless Headphones by Teufel. Go To Full Article

Windows 10’s “Sets” App Tabs Are “No More”

@ 2019/04/22 read/post comments(0)
Mega Pixel/Shutterstock Sets was going to bring tabs to File Explorer and other Windows applications. An early version of Sets once appeared in Windows Insider builds, but Microsoft pulled it. Now, according to Microsoft’s Rich Turner on… Go To Full Article

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK with Radeon RX Vega M GH Review

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We have just released a review of the High-End Intel NUC-Kit NUC8i7HVK equipped with Intel Core i7-8809G Quad-Core and several M.2 SSDs. The review includes lots of benchmarks in different presets, loudness, temperature tests and many more details. Go To Full Article

CIA claims Huawei is funded by Chinese state security

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The US has rattled its saber more than once trying to deter countries from using Huawei technology, but it hasn't publicly disclosed much of what it's worried about. You might have a better insight after today, though. A source speaking… Go To Full Article

The next frontier for cannabis vapes: mood-specific formulas

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"In New York, my bicycle messenger really had two types of cannabis. It was either green or brown." Michael Ray is the CEO of Bloom Farms, a California-based cannabis company that specializes in vape cartridges and CBD tinctures. Ray's reflecting… Go To Full Article

SiriusXM's Essential streaming service doesn't need car satellite radios

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SiriusXM is hoping to carve a place for itself on your phones and smart speakers. The company mostly associated with in-vehicle entertainment has launched a purely online streaming service called SiriusXM Essential. It'll set you back $8 a month --… Go To Full Article

Amazon asks delivery drivers to verify their identities with selfies

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Amazon is asking its delivery drivers to take selfies so it can verify their identities using facial recognition. The rules apply to drivers in the Amazon Flex program, through which they make deliveries with their own cars as independent contractors...… Go To Full Article

Hacker posts over 4,000 sensitive documents from Mexican embassy

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Thousands of documents containing sensitive information belonging to Mexico's embassy in Guatemala were leaked online this week by a hacker. The stolen cache contained more than 4,800 files related to the embassy's activities including its dealings w... Go To Full Article

Rivian turned down GM investment so it could build EVs for others

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Reports emerged last week that GM would not join Amazon in investing in electric vehicle startup Rivian, and now we have a little more clarity on why talks broke down. It seems GM wanted some exclusivity, but Rivian plans to… Go To Full Article

'MalwareTech' security researcher pleads guilty

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In 2017, Marcus Hutchins went from being a relatively unknown 23-year-old, to being a worldwide hero, to facing criminal charges all in a span of a few months. After he shut down the rapidly spreading WannaCry malware by finding a… Go To Full Article

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C434

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ASUS is certainly not new to Chrome OS-based PCs. But throughout its history with Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and other Chrome OS devices, the company has positioned them as entry level solutions. However, as Google and some of its partners are experimenting… Go To Full Article

Syringe 'watch' puts a life-saving allergy shot on your wrist

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If you're prone to serious allergic reactions, carrying an epinephrine shot (such as an EpiPen) could be vital. Those shots are often bulky, though, and there's a real chance you could lose yours right before you need it. Students at… Go To Full Article

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