Patriot Memory Viper 4 Series DDR4 32GB 3000MHz Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2017-11-19 read/post comments(0)

The Viper 4 Series DDR4 32GB 3000MHz kit from Patriot Memory is not as flashy as other RGB offerings we have tested from other manufacturers, but comes with a good quality aluminum heat spreader for fast heat dissipation, while using the airflow inside the computer case. 32GB of RAM should be enough for most todays’ games and productivity applications, while most systems should be able to run this kit at the stock speeds without issues, thanks to the pre-programmed XMP 2.0 profile. read more

CORSAIR ST100 Premium Headset Stand with 7.1 Surround Sound Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2017-11-15 read/post comments()

CORSAIR has created the ST100 not only for their VOID series of headsets, but works with any other models from different manufacturers. This is possible thanks to the dual USB 3.1 ports which can be used for charging your wireless headset, connecting the dongle, using other peripherals with it such as storage devices, smartphones and more! The analog jack output is possible thanks to the integrated sound card and its software allows 7.1 Surround Headphone mode, but also a customizable 10-band EQ. read more

Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB Special Edition Torque DDR4 Memory Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2017-11-06 read/post comments()

Corsair is still one of the dominant forces in the PC market, however they have widely diversified their product range over the years. From initially being just focused on memory kits they expanded their range to gaming peripherals, cooling solutions and enclosures. At Computex 2017 we even saw some early samples of upcoming "Do It Yourself" water cooling products. However, the showstopper for many of the press was the new DDR4 limited Edition memory flagship, the Dominator Special Edition Torque kits. Quite a mouthful isn't it? Two 32GB versions were introduced, both based on the Samsung B-Die ICs, With one kit being a Dual Channel version sporting two 16GB modules and the second version is a quad channel version. Thus… read more

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma Keyboard V2 Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-11-04 read/post comments(0)

With the BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2, we have conducted several gaming sessions in Secret World Legends, Black Desert Online, Kritika Online, Wolfenstein II The New Colossus and we were very happy about the key response time that is very similar to the CHERRY MX Speed switches. Other benefits of using this keyboard is its compact chassis, that leaves more room on the desktop, but also you will be able to keep the mouse even closer to the frequently used gaming keys. By using an actuation distance of just 1.2mm, you might need some time to adjust while doing regular office work such as writing documents, but after some time you will realize that this keyboard is great for such… read more

CORSAIR Commander PRO Build Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2017-10-29 read/post comments(0)

The CORSAIR Commander PRO controller makes your live easier if you want to connect lots of compatible RGB fans inside the case, LED strips, but also control the LED light show in detail. The device permits monitoring of system temperatures from the included thermistors, but also connect other LINK-compatible hardware to the dual USB 2.0 headers. It measures 133mm x 69mm x 15.5mm so its slim form factor allows installation in most computer cases. read more

Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2017-10-23 read/post comments(0)

The 4TB version of the IronWolf NAS series is able to deliver quite a bit of performance and considering that we are discussing about a 5900RPM model, it is even more impressive. This fact recommends it for both NAS usage but also as an internal drive where we can store backups or work on large projects which would not regularly fit on the SSD. The extra technologies such as AgileArray feature dual-plane balancing for getting an overall consistent performance, but also power management optimizations and higher reliability versus the regular desktop drives. read more
Storage/SSD Crucial BX300 240GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2017-10-14
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Rival 310 Ergonomic Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2017-10-07
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2017-10-01
Memory G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 (F4-3200C16Q-32GTZR) Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2017-09-26
Others/Mice & Keyboards CHERRY B.UNLIMITED 3.0 Keyboard & Mouse Kit Review by stefan @ 2017-09-20

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

ROG Strix XG32VQ and XG35VQ fuse fast VA panels with FreeSync

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Asus is expanding its lineup of FreeSync-enabled gaming monitors with the ROG Strix XG32VQ and ROG Strix XG35VQ, a pair of 1800R curved jumbo screens each sporting 1440 rows of pixels and sitting atop a customizable Light Signature projection stand.… Go To Full Article

'Dota 2' and 'League of Legends' players might be smarter than you

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People who play multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBA) like Dota 2 and League of Legends perform better on problem solving and logic tests than those who play shooters Destiny and Battlefield 3, researchers found. "The specific MOBA genre is remarka... Go To Full Article

ROG Strix GL702ZC takes 16 Ryzen threads on the move

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The world of gaming laptops has been dominated by Intel CPUs and Nvidia graphics the last few product cycles, even as AMD's Ryzen 7 processors have proven themselves as worthy in the desktop space. We previously wrote about a laptop… Go To Full Article

Uber orders up to 24,000 Volvo SUVs for its self-driving fleet

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Uber has just taken another big step from a ride-sharing service to a transportation provider. It announced that it will buy up to 24,000 Volvo XC90s, marking the first major vehicle fleet purchase by a ride-hailing service. Uber will take… Go To Full Article

SoundCloud shows how its algorithms influence music streams

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SoundCloud wants the world (and, more importantly, record labels) to know that it can break artists too. And, who can blame it. It must sting when Apple Music declares that it helped Post Malone (who went viral on SoundCloud before… Go To Full Article

Marvell buys Cavium

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Late consolidation Chipmaker Marvell is going to would buy smaller rival Cavium in a deal valued at about $6 billion. Marvell wants to gain scale in a semiconductor industry that is rapidly consolidating and… Go To Full Article

Apple delays HomePod

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We could not invent more than the name and the silly price The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has admitted that it has not invented Amazon’s echo speaker yet. Apparently, the Apple team sat down… Go To Full Article

Rare metals could make hydrogen-powered cars more efficient

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Despite being much faster to fuel up than EVs, hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars have largely failed to make an impact. There are various reasons for that like the crazy expensive infrastructure and hydrogen's explosiveness, but the main one is that… Go To Full Article

Apple allows iPhone X out into the cold for first time

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Just in time for Winter The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has apparently fixed a flaw with in its over-priced iPhone X which caused it to stop working if the temperature dropped below freezing. Apple… Go To Full Article

Intel Announces XMM 8060 5G & XMM 7660 Category 19 LTE Modems

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Intel last week announced that its first commercial 5G modem, the XMM 8060, is now under development and will ship in a couple of years. As part of the announcement, the company reiterated its plans to offer a top-to-bottom XMM… Go To Full Article

Apple’s Siri will be always on

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Is that a good thing or not? Rumours are circulating that the next generation of the iMac Pro will use Apple’s A10 Fusion processor and will come with its voice assistant Siri always on and ready to… Go To Full Article

'Valkyria Chronicles' sequel will go back to its strategy roots

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Sega is finally making a proper sequel to Valkyria Chronicles. The original, which came out in 2008, was a refreshing blend of top-down strategy and third-person warfare. You led rookie officer Welkin Gunther and his makeshift squad through a fantasy... Go To Full Article

New XPS 15 to get four lane Thunderbolt 3

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External graphics here I come Dell has a list of its notebooks supporting Thunderbolt 3 with two and four lanes, and Frank Azor has confirmed that the XPS 15 comes with Kaby Lake – G getting four… Go To Full Article

Japan, Europe say “yes” to Qualcomm, NXP takeover

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The Broadcom problem remains A report said that Qualcomm will gain permission from Japanese and European regulators that will allow it to press ahead with its acquisition of NXP. According to Reuters, Qualcomm is… Go To Full Article

Toshiba gets share relief

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Phew, that was close Troubled Japanese giant Toshiba will have an injection of funds which may help it get over its Westinghouse infection. According to reports, it plans a share issue which will raise… Go To Full Article

Pixel 2 buzzing noise will be fixed with upcoming update

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Not all of Google's Pixel-oriented updates have been as fun as the recent introduction of Lens to its flagship phones. Mainly, the big G has been scrambling to fix display and audio issues plaguing its big guns. The same goes… Go To Full Article

Honor’s 7X is a big, unremarkable mid-range phone

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It's no wonder Huawei's been the third-biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world for so long now. The company releases so many of the things, it's hard to keep track. Following Huawei's recent launch of the Mate 10, it's now sub-brand… Go To Full Article

London buses to be powered by coffee grounds

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As part of ongoing efforts to reduce pollution in the capital, London's buses are set to utilise a new source of fuel: coffee grounds. Thanks to a collaboration between Bio-Bean, Shell and Argent Energy, double deckers will be filled with… Go To Full Article

Corsair HS50 Gaming Headset

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"Where could you go wrong with this purchase? "With an MSRP of just $49.99, the HS50 STEREO redefines what is possible in an entry level gaming headset by offering comfort, audio performance and build quality not available anywhere at this… Go To Full Article

Eve V Review: A Crowdfunded Surface Pro Competitor

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For a first-generation product, the Eve V is remarkably solid. It's especially impressive when you consider its direct competition - the Surface Pro - is well entrenched in the Windows tablet market and known to be an excellent option. From… Go To Full Article

Need for Speed Payback Video Card Performance Review

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Need for Speed Payback is out, we'll look at feature performance and video card performance comparisons in today's latest video cards. We'll find what's playable, and examine graphics quality setting performance among eight video cards. We will also find out… Go To Full Article

NASA can pinpoint glaciers that might flood coastal cities

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It's safe to say that melting glaciers and ice sheets are bad things: they raise ocean levels and risk flooding low-lying coastal areas. But which of these icy bodies do you have to worry about in your area? NASA might… Go To Full Article

Noontec Hammo TV Personal Wireless Audio System Review

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With the Hammo TV Personal Wireless Audio System noontec has made it possible for even old TV sets to have Bluetooth connectivity and not with just one but up to two compatible wireless headsets. Go To Full Article

Jeffrey Tambor leaves Amazon's 'Transparent' over harassment claims

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The slew of sexual harassment and assault allegations surfacing in Hollywood has affected another major streaming service. Transparent actor Jeffrey Tambor has announced he's leaving the Amazon show after two transgender actresses on the show (Van B... Go To Full Article

Tesla Roadster will get even quicker through an option package

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When Tesla unveiled a brand new Roadster, it noted that the vaunted 1.9-second 0-60MPH time was present in the base model -- implying that there might be headroom for even higher performance. But is there? Apparently, yes. Elon Musk has… Go To Full Article

iPhone X 'Hack' Brings Windows 95 And SimCity 2000 To Apple's 2017 Flagship

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The folks over at Redmond Pie found a cool video on YouTube where an iPhone X is running windows 95 and SimCity 2000. It's pretty cool if you ask me. Check out the video below. Go To Full Article

Tech incubator Y Combinator severs ties with Peter Thiel

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It's safe to say that Peter Thiel's relationship with the tech industry has been... contentious. His wealth and willingness to invest have made him highly influential, but his eagerness to stifle media criticism and (at least for a time) support… Go To Full Article

How NASA will defend the Earth against plagues from outer space

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In the summer of 1957, the Earth stood witness as a meteorite cratered in rural Pennsylvania, bringing with it a people-eating plague never seen: an alien amoeba with the taste for human flesh. While we had Steve McQueen around for… Go To Full Article

Ben Heck's Xbox One X teardown

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There's no greater feeling than tearing into the latest and greatest games console, cracking open the case, breaking the warranty and staring at its spinning, sparkly, electronic innards. This week, Ben takes apart the Xbox One X, comparing it to... Go To Full Article

Play A Claw Machine From Your Armchair

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Have you ever been seduced by a claw machine in an arcade, only to have your hopes of a cuddly toy dashed as it fails to hang onto your choice? Then you’re in luck, because now you can play to… Go To Full Article

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