TP-LINK Touch P5 AC1900 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2015-11-28 read/post comments()

The touch-screen Touch P5 employs is not a marketing gimmick but a useful feature since we can perform the initial configuration steps with its help but also access the main configuration areas during operation; in order to avoid unauthorized access, the router will ask us for the administrator password and its desktop area will show as an intro screen the Guest network details. We do also get other useful information displayed on the screen like which Wi-Fi networks are running (2.4GHz or 5GHz or both), the current product operation mode (Router, Access Point or Repeater), time/date and the number of connected stations. read more

Primal Carnage: Extinction Game Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-11-26 read/post comments()

The game needs to be checked out by people which are already bored of zombie games and really want to try something different. The graphics feel a bit dated, but if you like this type of game which is quite fast-paced, it won’t really matter this much; also, by using the older DirectX9 platform, even people with slower systems would be able to enjoy the game at maximum settings, without the need to upgrade. Happy Dino Hunting! read more

ASUSTOR AS1004T 4-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-11-22 read/post comments()

AS1004T NAS takes part of the latest ASUSTOR server series meant for home use, which does sport a Marvell ARMADA-385 1GHz Dual-Core processor, is paired with just 512MB of RAM and can house up to four drives. The chassis has been completely redesigned and in order to access the drives, we will have to completely remove the cover; unlike the previous NASes we have tested from the same company, this unit lacks trays and only 3.5’’ drives are supported for installation. Because of the utilized ARMADA-385 SoC, the overall power consumption is very low, while the four bays are cooled by a single 120mm fan located in the back. We can connect more devices to the NAS, but be aware… read more

IN WIN 805 Mid-tower Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2015-11-17 read/post comments()

In Win is one of those manufacturers which really dare to innovate within their growing lineup of computer cases. Last year they stole the show with their highly acclaimed S-Frame, an open air chassis made from a single sheet of aluminium. Of course these high tech cases come at a cost! This year at Computex they surprised friend and foe again with the H-frame case; compare it with a transformer case, that can open and close allowing to access the innards. It is quite expensive but nevertheless a stunning concept case that will be produced in limited numbers. Today however we are taking a look at one of their more affordable nevertheless breathtaking case solution, the IN WIN 805 Mid-tower… read more

THL 2015A Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-11-17 read/post comments()

The newly released THL 2015A smartphone is a lower-specced version of their previous 2015 model which now features a MTK MT6735 SoC at 1.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a HD screen and a battery of 2700mAh. The camera sensor on the back is a Sony IMX135 Exmor RS 13MP and while it can shoot good quality photos during day time, the night shots are quite disappointing because of the excessive LED flash bleeding inside the frame. read more

Corsair VOID Stereo Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-11-14 read/post comments()

While the VOID Stereo is compatible with a wide selection of devices which can output analog audio signal, the quality of the sound is also often influenced by the source. We have connected the headset to our trusty Sound Blaster ZxR sound card and watched some movies, several YouTube clips but also some of the latest TV Shows like Gotham, Grimm, The Walking Dead and so on. The main conclusion is that with the right sound card settings and enhancements, the Stereo is going to sound pretty good but this is also thanks to the 50mm-large Neodymium drivers it incorporates that are also used on the more expensive models. Talking about the microphone, if the sound card from our setup… read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards Rantopad FF Gaming Mouse and MAX Aluminum Pad Review by stefan @ 2015-11-12
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-563 5-bay Affordable Quad-Core Business NAS Review by stefan @ 2015-11-09
Others/Mice & Keyboards Razer Mamba Wireless Chroma Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2015-10-29
Others/Miscelleneous Meizu M2 Note Full Body PU Leather Case Review by stefan @ 2015-10-28
Storage/SSD Silicon Power Slim S80 240GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2015-10-27

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

'Sensible Soccer' remake will happen without its Kickstarter

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Developer Jon Hare surprised many people when he announced that iconic football game Sensible Soccer was getting a spiritual successor. With Codemasters still owning the rights to the existing franchise, Hare and his team launched the new Sociable S...… Go To Full Article

Philips 272G5DYEB 27-inch G-Sync display review

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The Philips 272G5DYEB is a 27-inch G-Sync display with a focus on fast response times and high performance. It offers G-Sync up to 144Hz, incorporates a TN panel and a 1ms response time, with a 1080p native resolution. It’s also… Go To Full Article

Corsair STRAFE RGB Review @ Vortez

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This is where the STRAFE RGB makes its mark. Featuring vibrant 16.8m colour LEDs which fully utilise the dynamic lighting effects, the STRAFE RGB will appeal to those who desire maximum customisation. If that wasn't enough, the STRAFE RGB is… Go To Full Article

Indie puzzler 'Fez' resurfaces with a $100 special edition

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We aren't getting a sequel to the adorable retro indie puzzler Fez well... ever. But that doesn't mean developer Polytron is out of things to sell fans. The Canadian company hopes the wound it opened by canceling the sequel won't… Go To Full Article

MSI Announces ECO Series Socket LGA1151 Motherboards

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MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, announces its 2nd generation of ECO motherboards, based on Intel's 100-series 'Skylake' chipset. Introducing 3 new models, the MSI H170M ECO, B150M ECO, and H110M ECO motherboards offer industry leading power efficiency while retaining… Go To Full Article

Chip company mergers and acquisitions reach $80 billion

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Interest in writing cheques for chipmakers through mergers and acquisitions (M&As) is expected to pick up. Chipmakers have already announced over $80 billion worth of M&As in 2015. Chipmakers are acquiring peers to expand… Go To Full Article

Thrifty Scots make graphene cheap

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Graphene has been seen as a material with magical properties if it were not for the fact it costs an arm and a leg to make. A large part of this expense is the substrate on which… Go To Full Article

Engineers more likely to become terrorists

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A new book as outed engineers as a group more likely to generate terrorists than any other profession. Writing for the European Journal of Sociology Diego Gambetta, of the Italian European University Institute and Steffen Hertog, an… Go To Full Article

Upgrading a 3D Printer with A Leadscrew

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Consumer 3D printers have really opened up the floodgates to personal at home fabrication. Even the cheapest of 3D printers will yield functional parts — however the quality of the print varies quite a lot. One of the biggest downfalls… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Motherboard Review

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In fighting game circles, there is an interesting technique called "option select" which is essentially a combination of moves that guarantee the maximum possible best-case coverage depending on the scenario. While performing the exact same button or joystick combination, the… Go To Full Article

Panasonic makes its 4K Toughpad more film industry-friendly

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When Panasonic's 20-inch, 4K Toughpad tablet arrived to CES 2013, there was nothing even remotely like it on the market. The company did have a method to its madness, however, positioning the then-$6,000 tablet as a bulletproof, strictly-business tab...… Go To Full Article

Huawei unveils the Mate 8 with Kirin 950 SoC, 4000mAh battery, & Android Marshmallow

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Huawei has finally announced the much awaited Mate 8 flagship phablet today. The Mate 8 succeeds the Ascend Mate 7 from last year and is the first device to be powered by Huawei’s new Kirin 950 SoC. The Kirin 950… Go To Full Article

Mionix Announces New-generation SARGAS Mousepad Family

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Mionix today announced the all new SARGAS gaming mousepad line. It will make its worldwide debut tomorrow at Dreamhack Winter in Jönköping, Sweden, the world's largest digital festival. The new SARGAS range embraces five different sizes, starting from Small, for… Go To Full Article

ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 980 Ti 20th Anniversary Gold Edition

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ASUS today celebrates 20 years of producing the world's most award-winning and innovative graphics cards with the release of a special limited 20th Anniversary Gold Edition GTX 980 Ti graphics card. Featuring the latest GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics processing… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy A5 sequel to sport a 720p HD display

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A leaked User Agent profile for the SM-A510M Galaxy A5 sequel has confirmed the screen resolution of the smartphone. This does seem a bit surprising, as the recent GFXBench listing had suggested the smartphone will include a 5.2-inch 1080 x… Go To Full Article

Samsung Mass-producing First 128GB DDR4 RDIMM for Servers

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced today that it is mass producing the industry's first "through silicon via" (TSV) double data rate-4 (DDR4) memory in 128-gigabyte (GB) modules, for enterprise servers and data centers. Following Samsung's introduction of the world-first 3D… Go To Full Article

QPAD Announces DX-20 Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse

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QPAD's DX-20, the company's latest mouse, breaks new ground in more ways than one. The DX-20 is the first new mouse shape from QPAD in seven years. Equally important, it's an multi-surface mouse, meaning you can use it on more… Go To Full Article

New render suggests Nokia C1 could arrive in Android & Windows 10 Mobile flavors

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A new render showing Nokia’s C1 smartphone has surfaced, suggesting that the smartphone could arrive in two different variants, one running Android and the other running on Windows 10 Mobile. The leaked render actually comes from a new tipster, so… Go To Full Article

Lara Croft's awesome mobile adventure adds a free tomb to raid

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Lara Croft has a pretty big adventure on Xbox One this fall with Rise of the Tomb Raider, but her grand mobile mission is about grow too. Developer Square Enix Montreal announced it's dropping "The Shard of Life" expansion for… Go To Full Article

Huawei Launches The Mate 8, with Kirin 950

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Today Huawei announces their new flagship, the Mate 8. We've already had a look at the Mate S during this year's IFA conference, and while I didn't quite manage to finalize the review of that device at the time of… Go To Full Article

This Rasberry Pi handheld wants to be every gadget in the world

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Chances are, you've already got a versatile computer in your pocket -- smartphones play music, record video, play games and more -- but what if it was smaller, open source and completely hackable? Then you'd have something like the Poco… Go To Full Article

Steam Controller's new trick is designed for strategy games

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By default, the haptic touchpads that define Valve's Steam Controller are just thumb-friendly fill-ins for a proper mouse -- but that's not all they can do. Thanks to a new Steam client beta update, the Steam Controller's signature touchapds can… Go To Full Article

President signs pro-asteroid mining bill into law

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And just like that, American asteroid mining efforts are legal. President Obama has signed the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (CSLCA) into law following Congress' approval, letting companies keep whatever resources they collect beyon... Go To Full Article

ADATA XPG SX930 and Premier SP550 240GB SATA 6G SSD Review @HiTech Legion

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"Both the ADATA SP550 and XPG SX930 drives come in the typical 2.5" hard drive form factor and both of them are also only 7mm thick. The 7mm thickness allows the drive to be compatible with more products as they… Go To Full Article

Microsoft rolls out a basic phone that's big on selfies

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Microsoft today introduced the Nokia 230, a successor to the Nokia 130 from last year. In similar fashion to its predecessor, this new handset is geared toward developing markets as well, featuring a straightforward interface and an affordable $55 pr... Go To Full Article

This holiday, Verizon will let you gift gigs of data for $10

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Verizon announced a new promotion on Tuesday that will allow its customers to "gift" a gigabyte of mobile data to other users on the network. The offer is available through both the Verizon Messages app (in the eGift Catalogue section)… Go To Full Article

Airbus' detachable cabin concept could save you time at the airport

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There are probably plenty of things that frustrate you about air travel, but waiting to take off or disembark is probably high on your list. Why should you have to board well before the plane is ready to get moving?… Go To Full Article

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is too sexist for Europe and US

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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, the game where you play volleyball as scantily clad women, won't be making its way to the US or Europe. Apparently, the game's publisher is worried about how Western audiences will react to the way… Go To Full Article

Google scours 1.2 million URLs to conform with EU's 'right to be forgotten'

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While still fighting it in the courts, Google has been complying with the EU's 'right to be forgotten' ruling. In a transparency report, the search giant stated that is has evaluated 1,234,092 URLs from 348,085 requests since May 29, 2014.… Go To Full Article

Mars May Become A Ringed Planet Someday

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Looks like the Red Planet may be joining Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune in the esteemed ring club. In a few tens of millions of years, the Red Planet may completely crush its innermost moon, Phobos, and form a ring… Go To Full Article

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