Razer Hammerhead Duo In-ear Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-05-16 read/post comments(0)

After connecting the headset to our DELL Inspiron 7577 laptop combo jack, we tested the headset with different YouTube content, light gaming and some TV shows: thanks to the dual driver implementation, we are clearly seeing a better bass representation and very clear highs, which is a notable improvement over the previously tested models. Thanks to the included silicone tips, the shape of the earpieces and the light aluminum construction, the Hammerhead Duo is very comfortable and we did not encounter situations where it would fell out of one of our ears. While lower-priced headsets of this size do distort at higher volumes, these do not have issues when cranking up the volume; however, given the in-ear type of headset,… read more

CORSAIR IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-05-10 read/post comments(0)

The wireless feature addition to the IRONCLAW RGB series is nice to have, especially thanks to the SLIPSTREAM technology that allows very low latencies, so you will not see differences versus wired mode. The included 1000mAh rechargeable Li-Po battery allows usage up to 16 hours from a single charge on WiFi, with all RGB segments turned on; if we go in Power Saving mode, the LED lighting turns off, but we will benefit from much more usage time. The extra battery brings the weight up to 133 grams, which is still manageable and thanks to its large footprint people with larger hands will have no issues using with a comfortable palm grip. read more

CORSAIR GLAIVE RGB PRO Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-05-01 read/post comments(0)

With the addition of the new PMW3391 optical sensor, the GLAIVE RGB PRO is even more precise than before and should suffice for any competitive gamer. In the games we have tried such as Titanfall, AION, CS: GO and StarCraft 2, the mouse has performed admirably and thanks to its comfortable holding shape we haven’t had any issues using it for longer sessions. In terms of productivity and multi-monitor setups, this mouse is quite recommended, thanks to its high-DPI sensor and if the pre-installed thumb grip does not fit your style, you can also use one of the other two, which are provided in the package. read more

MINIX NEO N42C-4 Windows 10 Mini-PC Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2019-04-24 read/post comments(0)

With the NEO N42C-4 model, MINIX is proposing a compact, silent and good quality chassis Mini PC which features a very important aspect: upgradability; the enclosure is fairly easy to open for maintenance (upgrades/dust cleaning) and the motherboard features a beefy cooling system that barely needs to turn the fan on, thanks to the low-TDP SoC used with the system. Talking about the SoC, we do get the 4-core Pentium J4205 on the 14nm technology process that also comes with HD Graphics 505, perfectly capable of 4K output and video playback. read more

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
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AMC cancels sci-fi robot drama 'Humans'

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Humans, the AMC and UK Channel 4 robot drama often compared to Westworld, has been cancelled after three seasons, said executive producers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley on Twitter. The show, which was a critical but not a ratings success,… Go To Full Article

Sony says the PlayStation 5 will be 'immersive' and 'seamless'

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Sony has revealed that the next-generation PS5 will have "immersive" gameplay and "seamless" PlayStation Now online performance thanks to "dramatically" improved graphics performance and a revamped cloud system. During a corporate strategy presentati... Go To Full Article

Stanford students' robot dog does backflips for (relatively) cheap

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Robots with dog-like talents are nothing new, but it's not exactly practical to buy one that can do more than the basics. The new Aibo is cute, for instance, but not very athletic. A group of Stanford students might have… Go To Full Article

Silicon Power XPower Turbine 16GB DDR4-3200 Memory Kit

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" ... Silicon Power XPower Turbine offers a great balance between performance and price. In the same time is fully compatible with all modern desktop platforms and provides high stability. Naturally, the perfect mix for gamers with a lower budget.… Go To Full Article

AIDA64 v6.00 Release

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SHA3-512 Benchmarks and AMD Matisse Optimizations BUDAPEST, Hungary - May 21, 2019 - FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme 6.00 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; the immediate…

Double Fine's post-apocalyptic adventure 'Rad' arrives August 20th

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Rad, the latest game to come from the minds of indie game darlings Tim Schafer and Lee Petty at Double Fine Productions, officially has a release date. With the help of publisher Bandai Namco, the roleplaying adventure game will arrive… Go To Full Article

Commerce Dept. grants Huawei a 90-day license to help existing users

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Last week the US Commerce Department added Huawei and 68 subsidiaries to its "Entity List" that bans it from doing business with US companies without a special license. Today, as anticipated, the Commerce Department loosened that restriction a bit wi...… Go To Full Article

GM will deliver over-the-air updates to 'most' vehicles by 2023

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Today, General Motors unveiled its new electronics system. The platform will make "smartphone-like" over-the-air software updates possible, and it should be rolled out in most GM vehicles by 2023, the company says. We'll see it first in the 2020 Cadi...… Go To Full Article

Pro 'Fortnite' player sues FaZe Clan over 'oppressive' team contract

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A lawsuit might just redefine how esports teams treat their players. Turner Tenney, better known as the pro Fortnite player Tfue, has sued FaZe Clan for allegedly hurting his opportunities with an "oppressive, onerous, and one-sided" contract that v... Go To Full Article

Google just gave Huawei a wakeup call

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It's been a tumultuous week for Huawei. Five days ago, President Trump declared a national emergency to ban the sales and use of telecom equipment that pose "unacceptable" risks to national security. While the executive order didn't explicitly name c...… Go To Full Article

ADATA SX6000 Pro 1 TB NVMe @ TechPowerUp

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Priced at a stunning $110, the ADATA SX6000 Pro 1 TB is one of the most affordable NVMe drives on the market, and a heatsink is included, too, to help avoid thermal throttling. In our performance testing we see decent… Go To Full Article

ASRock Completes Its Z390 Line-up With the Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and Z390 Phantom Gam

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ASRock has released two new ATX motherboards to complete its Z390 product range, the Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and the Z390 Phantom Gaming X. Both the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming X come with a… Go To Full Article

Some Pixel 3a phones are randomly shutting down

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It hasn't even been two full weeks since Google's 3a and 3a XL were released to the public and some users are already reporting phone-breaking bugs. According to users on a number of forums like Reddit and Google support pages,… Go To Full Article

Microsoft releases first test version of its Edge browser for Mac

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Last month, Microsoft released a preview of its new, Chromium-powered Edge browser for Windows 10. Now, you can test drive the browser with macOS, too. For the most part, the macOS Canary build comes with the same features you'll find… Go To Full Article

Corsair’s Vengeance 5185 PC

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Having launched their Corsair One small form-factor PCs, as well as Bulldog PCs for the living room, Corsair is now entering the market of mainstream gaming machines with its Vengeance series of computers. The new systems are Micro-ATX PCs designed… Go To Full Article

TikTok's owner launches chat app with a focus on communities

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TikTok's owner, ByteDance, has jumped into the wide world of messaging apps. The company has released Flipchat (aka Feiliao), an "interest-based social app" for Android and iOS that combines the usual chats and video calls with a social network-styl... Go To Full Article

'Game of Thrones' finale blocked in China due to trade war

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The Game of Thrones finale may have aired last night but the show isn't over yet -- at least in China, where the episode has yet to air. Tencent Video, the streaming platform that controls the rights of HBO's series… Go To Full Article

Motorola Announces One Vision with Exynos 9609

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Last week Motorola announces a new addition to its product line-up: The One Vision. The “One” series is a higher mid-tier value series by the company targeting a better value proposition for users. The new One Vision updates the internals… Go To Full Article

Google's next-gen Glass eyewear lasts longer and runs on Android

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The third generation of Google Glass has arrived for tech-savvy workers. Google has introduced Glass Enterprise Edition 2 eyewear that largely sticks to the familiar formula on the outside, but should be far more powerful both in hardware and softwar...… Go To Full Article

Sony's noise-cancelling XB900N offer more bass for less money

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Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones are the gold standard for wireless, noise-canceling headphones. Not only are they comfortable, but they sound amazing. And while their biggest downside is the $350 price tag, Sony has a solution for that too. The company'... Go To Full Article

Facebook used its AI smarts to build detailed disease prevention maps

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Facebook has created highly detailed population maps to help health organizations, researchers and universities tackle disease outbreaks and plan public health campaigns. They focus on population density with demographic estimates, how people move an... Go To Full Article

Kingston Launches Client-Focused KC2000 M.2 NVMe SSD: 96L TLC On SM2262EN

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Kingston's latest flagship client/consumer SSD is launching today: the KC2000, which is set to replace the two year old KC1000. The KC2000 was previewed early this year at CES, but pricing and release dates were not announced at the time.… Go To Full Article

Sony studio will turn PlayStation games into movies and shows

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Sony is no longer content to wait for media giants to produce shows based on its games. The company has formed a PlayStation Productions studio that will produce movies and TV shows based on games. Sony Studios will help distribute… Go To Full Article

Hands on with the Realme Pro 3: 6.3-inch Phone with Snapdragon 710 For Under €200

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Midrange smartphones are the main market for volume sales. Over the years companies have tried to attack this segment with aggressive specifications followed by exuberant pricing, with a select few having a good deal of success. The latest entrant to… Go To Full Article

Toshiba Memory & Western Digital Finalize Fab K1 Investment Agreement

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Toshiba Memory and Western Digital on Friday announced that they had finalized a formal agreement regarding a joint investment in the K1 manufacturing facility near Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The fab is currently being constructed by Toshiba Memory and is… Go To Full Article

Intel, Qualcomm and other chipmakers cut off supplies to Huawei

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Huawei has more to worry about beyond Google's decision to suspend Android support. Bloomberg sources said that American chipmakers Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom and Xilinx had told staff they wouldn't supply Huawei with parts "till further notice,... Go To Full Article

EVgo is installing fast chargers at Chevron filling stations

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EV infrastructure company EVgo has teamed up with Chevron to install fast chargers at select filling stations in California. The chargers, with up to 100 kW of capacity, are now running at Menlo Park and under construction at other locations… Go To Full Article

Google pulls the Android plug on Huawei

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We sense a backfire US president Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump’s trade war and a personal grudge against Huawei has suddenly found an ally in Google. Google has suspended the delivery of key software… Go To Full Article

Impossible launches sausage pizza with Little Caesars

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Little Caesars, the nationwide pizza chain, will be the first restaurant to sell Impossible's new plant-based sausage product -- as a pie topping. Starting today, the Impossible Supreme Pizza will launch at Little Caesars branches in Yakima, WA, Ft.... Go To Full Article

Chipzilla drops price on high end chip

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Feeling the pain Chipzilla looks to be feeling the pain of competition at last and started to drop some of its prices. According to Tom’s Hardware, Intel releasing a chip lower than its recommended… Go To Full Article

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