Silicon Power xDrive Z50 Dual USB Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-07-19 read/post comments()

With the xDrive Z50, Silicon Power is proposing a simple solution for backup and file transfer between PC and Mac computers but also with iOS portable devices. The product includes the latest technologies such as USB 3.1 Gen 1 but also Lightning. It comes with Apple MFi certification and can be purchased in three different capacities: 32GB, 64GB but also 128GB. Its chassis is made of zinc alloy (thanks to the metallic casing, xDrive Z50 is dustproof, shock and scratch resistant), while the Lightning connector is protected by a durable plastic cap that was tested in-house to withstand over 10000 open/close actions. read more

Cooler Master MasterMouse S Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-07-18 read/post comments()

We have spent some time with the MasterMouse S while testing it in productivity work but also games, which did include Black Desert Online, Mafia III, Kritika Online and Secret World Legends. The mouse did feel very comfortable during use but regarding the grip modes Cooler Master is mentioning (Palm & Claw), we have only seen the Claw grip usable given the size of the mouse. The Palm grip should only work if you have small hands, but in most cases, it is out of the question. The cable solution coming with this particular model is very sturdy but this fact also implies that it is a little bit rigid so we needed some time to get accustomed with it. read more

Shuttle XPC Slim DS77U Barebone Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2017-07-14 read/post comments()

Shuttle has updated just recently its XPC Slim and XPC Nano series with the new Kaby Lake generation from Intel, which does not only have an increased IPC versus the previous Skylake but also higher clocks. The DS77U series does pack a durable 1.3L metallic chassis, is approved for 24/7 operation and can be purchased in four different variants (DS77U with Celeron 3865U, DS77U3 with Core i3-7100U, DS77U5 with Core i5-7200U but also DS77U7 with Core i7-7500U). This configuration scheme gives more flexibility, so the companies/end users can go for the model that is able to run their desired applications optimally. read more

DOOGEE Y6 Moonlight Blue Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2017-07-11 read/post comments(0)

The Y6 smartphone from DOOGEE comes with a really solid build construction and is also quite heavy versus other products in the same category (about 200 grams). For just 115 Euros, you are getting decent low-end to mainstream performance, a bright 5.5’’ HD display manufactured by Sharp, a responsive touch screen but also a big 3200mAh battery. For easy and more secure screen unlock you can take advantage of the fingerprint reader in the back which does work decently, increase the smartphone storage with a large microSDHC/microSHXC card or simply benefit from the Dual-SIM capabilities of the terminal. read more

ROCCAT Leadr Wireless Multi-Button RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-07-06 read/post comments()

While the multitude of button placement may discourage some mainstream users but also entry-level gamers and would state they will never use these or are somewhat hard accessible, this is not the case! ROCCAT made sure that the button placement is optimal and we have had absolutely no problems accessing the ones placed on the left panel with games such as Kritika Online or Black Deset Online. The sets of buttons on the left and right side of the usual left/right click buttons need some time to get used to, while the Easy-Shift[+] function button can be accessed very conveniently. read more

QNAP TS-653B 6-bay QTS-Linux Combo Quad-core NAS with PCIe Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2017-07-04 read/post comments(0)

The TS-653B is another interesting NAS from the well-known QNAP brand, with great flexibility in terms of add-on cards, does feature upgradable RAM, an Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core SoC for low power consumption and dual-channel 4K H.265/H.265 hardware decoding via hardware support or offline transcoding. Virtualization is supported via the Container and Virtualization station, while for the HDMI output we can choose to run either the QTS HybridDesk Station or a fully-fledged Ubuntu distribution. read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cooler Master Devastator 3 Keyboard and Mouse Combo Review by stefan @ 2017-07-03
Others/Networking Gear Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router Review by stefan @ 2017-06-29
Cooling/Water Cooling Deepcool Captain 240 EX RGB Liquid Cooler Review by stefan @ 2017-06-27
Storage/Other Silicon Power Mobile C31 Dual Interface USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2017-06-22
Audio/Others Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Tournament Edition Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2017-06-21

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Work starts on a massive underground neutrino experiment

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Neutrinos are notoriously difficult to understand, but work is underway to know them a little better. Researchers have officially broken ground on the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, the home to the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experimen... Go To Full Article

Your Telegram chats now include disappearing photos

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Telegram's messaging app is better known for its security than catering to Snapchat fans, but it's blurring those lines. The company has updated its mobile apps with support for disappearing photos and videos in any private chat. All you have… Go To Full Article

NASA backs deep space habitat made with old ISS cargo module

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NASA has given Lockheed Martin the go-ahead to build a full-scale prototype of the deep space habitat it proposed for the NextSTEP program. That means in around 18 months' time, it might start testing new space travel technologies for the… Go To Full Article

BMW denies conspiring with rivals on diesel emissions systems

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VW isn't the only German automaker reeling from the effects of diesel emissions scandals. BMW is denying Der Spiegel allegations that it not only colluded with Daimler and the Volkswagen Auto Group (including Audi and Porsche) on the designs and… Go To Full Article

Ethereum Miners Are Selling Their Graphics Cards

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This writer suspects that the Ethereum craze may be slowing down, at least a little bit, based on the rapidly increasing sales of used mining rigs on eBay. While sellers could simply be moving more mining rigs to meet demand,… Go To Full Article

Dwayne Johnson and Apple made a Siri movie

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Now here's something you probably didn't see coming. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has revealed that he's starring in a Siri-themed movie (The Rock x Siri) that launches July 24th on Apple's YouTube channel. He's shy about details (other than that… Go To Full Article

Forecast data model warns you of tornadoes hours in advance

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Meteorologists usually only issue warnings for tornadoes when they're imminent, which gives you precious little time to take cover -- the American average is just 13 minutes. NOAA researchers may soon give you much more time to get to safety,… Go To Full Article

Enermax GraceMesh Case

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The Enermax GraceMesh Case arrived Technic3D. The GraceMesh supports ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 7x 120mm or 2x 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review. Go To Full Article

'Pokémon Go Fest' issues refunds after tech problems ruin event

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After an up and down first year of existence, the Pokémon Go Fest was supposed to be a triumphant event where players could work together in news ways and earn unique awards. The event unfortunately suffered as cell networks and… Go To Full Article

Nissan preps its semi-autonomous driving assist for the US

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Nissan is one step closer to bringing its semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist feature to American roads. The automaker has shed more light on the US-optimized version of the assistant ahead of its launch in the new Leaf near the end of… Go To Full Article

Twitch will stream the '80s arcade gaming show 'Starcade'

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Starcade, the '80s TV show that had participants compete in arcade video games, will be back by the end of August. No, not as a reboot, which is in the works, but as a Twitch marathon. The video gaming platform… Go To Full Article

Yes, Microsoft is still working on a 'Halo' TV series

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Remember the Halo live action TV show Microsoft announced way back in 2013? Unlike Spartans that never die, it sure felt like the project's been dead for quite a while. The tech titan told AR12Gaming in an interview, though, that… Go To Full Article

Wells Fargo accidentally leaks 50,000 clients' records

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Wells Fargo accidentally leaked thousands of sensitive documents, but not in the way you think. The bank wasn't hacked, and its computers didn't go on the fritz: it just inadvertently sent 1.4 gigabytes of files to a former financial adviser… Go To Full Article

'Westworld' season 2 trailer reveals a park gone horribly wrong

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Westworld won't return to TV until 2018, but we're getting a peek at what that return will entail... and things have clearly gone downhill. A new trailer for the second season reveals that the robots are rebelling against the humans… Go To Full Article

Latest 'Star Trek: Discovery' trailer shows more of the crew

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No, CBS' much-delayed Star Trek: Discovery still isn't out yet, but you're at least getting a better look at how the streaming-focused series will play out. The broadcaster has released a hefty second trailer for the show that gives a… Go To Full Article

Watch the full 'Stranger Things' season 2 trailer

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At last, Netflix is offering more than minuscule teasers for Stranger Things' second season. The service just premiered a full-length trailer for season 2, and it sheds much more light on what to expect. It reveals just how much Will… Go To Full Article

Here's what happened when that security robot drowned

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By now you've probably heard of that security robot that fell into a fountain in Washington, DC-- it's practically the stuff of legend as far as the internet is concerned. But what really happened on that tragic day? We're starting… Go To Full Article

Intel Compute Stick STK2m3W64CC Review @

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We have just released a Review of the Intel Compute Stick STK2m3W64CC equipped with Intel Core m3-6Y30 Dual-Core Processor (4 Threads), 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC Flash and Windows 10 Home pre-installed. The Review includes lots of Benchmarks in… Go To Full Article

Watch the nostalgic trailer for Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'

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After no shortage of hype, Warner Bros. is finally ready to show what Steven Spielberg's take on Ready Player One is all about. The studio has released the first trailer for the adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel, and it's clear… Go To Full Article

UK drone rules will require you to take safety tests

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US officials might be easing up on drone regulations, but their UK counterparts are pushing forward. The British government has instituted rules that require you to not only register any robotic aircraft weighing over 250g (0.55lbs), but to take a… Go To Full Article

ASUS ROG Zephyrus review: Gaming laptops will never be the same again

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The ASUS ROG Zephyrus is an entirely new breed of gaming notebook. It packs in the most powerful laptop graphics hardware on the market, NVIDIA's GTX 1080, in a frame that's almost half the size of similar machines. Mostly, that's… Go To Full Article

BenQ Announces ZOWIE XL2546 ‘eSports’ Display: 24'', FHD, 240 Hz, DyAc ULMB Tech

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BenQ this week introduced a new version of its ZOWIE XL2540 ultra-fast gaming display it launched last year. The improved device carrying the XL2546 model number has the same specifications as its predecessor, including a 1920×1080 resolution and a refresh… Go To Full Article

Hobbyist developers will make $30 million via 'Roblox' this year

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Roblox has exploded over the past two years. It's not quite a game and not quite a development platform, allowing players to boot up millions of user-made projects, or create their own games and immediately publish them across all supported… Go To Full Article

How to Find Someone’s Phone Number Online

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Finding someone’s phone number online is tricky. Cell phone numbers are private—there’s no public directory of cell phone numbers to replace those old paper phone books. However, there are a few ways you can find someone’s phone number (and business… Go To Full Article

Strava's new Premium perks will insure your phone while you ride

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Strava makes a popular tracking app for workout warriors, however many cyclists have questions about whether its $60 per year (or $8 per month) Premium package is worth the cost. Features already include personalized feedback, analysis and more, but...… Go To Full Article

Antec Cube Designed By Razer Mini-ITX Case Review

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If you happen to be a serious Razer fan or if you just like black and green as a color combination then the Cube Designed By Razer mini-ITX case is right up your alley. Go To Full Article

'The Defenders' Comic-Con trailer features punching, heroes

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Stop us if you've heard this one before: There's a threat facing New York, and a few of Marvel's punch-happy heroes need to clean it up. Based on the new trailer shown tonight at Comic-Con, the plot of every Netflix… Go To Full Article

Spider-Man and Frank West join latest ‘Marvel vs. Capcom’ roster

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Like comic books, fighting games are ripe for the crossover treatment. Nintendo has done it with good success in the Super Smash Bros. series, bringing characters from disparate franchises like Street Fighter and Fire Emblem together to brawl on the... Go To Full Article

Aphex Twin is the latest artist to open an online record store

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Aphex Twin is opening an online record store. For his own music, of course. The Vinyl Factory reports that Richard D. James has started his direct-to-fans store with reissues of his back catalog including ... I Care Because You Do… Go To Full Article

Australia's first vinyl factory in 30 years will open next year

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Thanks to new production technology and the support of big companies like Sony, vinyl is hot these days. Trent Reznor is releasing his Quake score for LP, the Contra soundtrack is available as a record at Comic-Con this year, and… Go To Full Article

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