SteelSeries Arctis Nova 3 Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2022-10-03 read/post comments(0)

Compared to the previous Arctis models, the Nova 3 seemed lighter as soon as we have started wearing it, while keeping a high comfort level. After adjusting the settings with our preferences via the Engine module, we started listening to several music videos on YouTube, vlogs but also watched some TV shows; the sound is great regarding lows, mids, while the crisp highs allow voices to be optimally rendered. Regarding games, we did play Forza Horizon 5 where car engines were a joy to listen, along with the nice soundtrack which complements the experience; in Warframe, the sound of the weapons were well represented, along with the screams of despair when slaying foes. read more

Silicon Power XD80 M.2 2280 2TB PCIe 3.0 SSD Review

Memory by stefan @ 2022-09-25 read/post comments(0)

The new XD80 2TB version from Silicon Power is very interesting, since it does not come with the previous controller but retains the same internal product code. As we have noted from the test results, the drive trades punches in terms of performance with the 1TB version while blank, but when filled to about 60% of its capacity, it falls a bit behind. We think that this can be attributed to the Realtek RTS5762 controller, which operates differently but unfortunately not a lot of info is available online about it. read more

AQIRYS CAPELLA Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2022-09-23 read/post comments(0)

Thanks to the plastic construction and lack of mechanical switches, CAPELLA is quite light for a full-sized keyboard at only 880 grams. When typing or gaming, the keyboard remained silent, requiring an actuation force of about 52 gF, while the travel is set at 3.6mm. Given the included buttons and controls, the CAPELLA was not only thought for entry-level gaming but also for people which do watch lots of multimedia contents and let’s not forget productivity work as well! read more

Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR4 3200MHz CL22 SODIMM Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2022-09-18 read/post comments(0)

By using the Silicon Power 2x16GB 3200MHz C22 RAM kit, the DH32U5 barebone can deliver a little bit more performance versus the previous 2666MHz tests but this strictly depends on the used application. The modules barely got warm during use so they could be successfully used in more restricted airflow environments, while the kit does offer enough capacity for most user applications. read more

LattePanda 3 Delta 864 Single Board Computer Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2022-09-11 read/post comments(0)

The new LattePanda 3 Delta does offer good mainstream performance for the low power it uses in full load, while remaining very silent even during consistent loads for long periods of time. The mini-PC can be used as-is by taking advantage of the pre-installed Windows 10 OS or by upgrading to Windows 11 or even erasing the whole partition and moving to Linux. This was thought as a development platform for tinkerers thanks to the included Arduino ATmega32U4 and is compatible with hundreds of sensors and actuators. read more

Shuttle XPC slim Barebone DH32U5 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2022-09-05 read/post comments(0)

Given the included Intel Core i5-1135G7 CPU on the DH32U5 barebone, we are getting great performance for an ULV SoC, while keeping power consumption and heat at bay. While we have tested the mini-PC with a 32GB 2666MHz kit, the supported maximum frequency is 3200, which may also bring some extra boost to the table. Versus the DS20U5 which featured a Comet Lake-U Core i5-10210U fanless solution, the 11th Gen SoC does offer quite an impressive boost in the iGPU department as well via the Intel Gen 12 Xe and its 80 EUs. read more
Storage/SSD Silicon Power UD90 M.2 2280 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD Review by stefan @ 2022-08-29
Others/Mice & Keyboards AQIRYS T.G.A. ALPHA Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2022-08-22
Memory Sabrent Rocket 64GB (2x32GB) 4800MHz DDR5 Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2022-08-15
Audio/Others Creative SXFI AMP + Aurvana Trio LS Bundle Review by stefan @ 2022-08-08
Others/Miscelleneous Silicon Power QP77 10000mAh Power Bank Review by stefan @ 2022-08-01

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Lexar NM800 Pro Gen4 M.2 1TB NVMe SSD

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" ... The Lexar NM800 Pro Gen4 M.2 1TB offers great speed and operates at a decent temperature. All this while being offered a really good price! " Go To Full Article

DDoS attack on 'Overwatch 2' servers prevents fans from playing the game on launch da

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Overwatch 2's early access launch has been marred by a few bugs and a massive DDoS attack preventing players from getting into the game. Fans have been reporting getting stuck on the loading screen and getting one error after another.… Go To Full Article

NASA's DART asteroid impact test left a trail over 6,000 miles long

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NASA's successful asteroid impact test created a beautiful mess, apparently. As the Associated Press reports, astronomers using the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope in Chile have captured an image revealing that DART's collision with Dimorphos left a trail of dust… Go To Full Article

Instagram will shove ads into more parts of the app

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Meta's quarterly revenue dipped for the first time ever in the second quarter. It's looking to make those numbers go back up and keep smiles on investors' faces. One of the strategies it's employing to do that is by attempting… Go To Full Article

Mastercard wants to make crypto purchases less risky

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Crypto is still loaded with uncertainty, but Mastercard is betting that it can assuage buyers' minds. The credit card giant has introduced a Crypto Secure service meant to boost trust in crypto purchases. The offering uses AI from CipherTrace (a… Go To Full Article

Twitter confirms it intends to close deal with Elon Musk

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Twitter has agreed — once again — to Elon Musk’s proposal to buy the company for $54.20 a share. In a statement, Twitter confirmed it had received Musk’s letter that “the intention of the Company is to close the transaction… Go To Full Article

GPU-Z gets updated to v2.50.0

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Brings support for Nvidia Geforce RTX 40 series and Intel Arc 7 series TechPowerUp has released the latest version of the GPU-Z, updating it to version v2.50.0, and bringing support for the latest Geforce RTX 40 series… Go To Full Article

Meta will close its Substack newsletter competitor by early 2023

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Bulletin, Meta's foray into the newsletter subscription space, is going away in early 2023, as The New York Times first reported. The company confirmed to Engadget that it will pay out all Bulletin writer contracts. Writers can keep earning subscription… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi unveils 12T Pro with 200MP camera and Snapdragon 8+ Gen1

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Xiaomi 12T sticks with 108MP camera and Dimensity 8100 Ultra SoC Xiaomi held a rather big European event in Munich, Germany, unveiling its new Xiaomi 12T series smartphones, the Xiaomi 12T Pro and the Xiaomi 12T.… Go To Full Article

'Dead Space' remake trailer shows a twist on familiar gameplay

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Motive and EA have finally shared a gameplay trailer for their long-expectedDead Space remake. To an extent, the clip shows what you'd expect. It's a familiar retelling of Isaac Clarke's horror-filled mission to the mining ship USG Ishimura, but with… Go To Full Article

White House unveils its 'blueprint' for an AI Bill of Rights

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Amazon exploiting tech to wring every last ounce of productivity from its workforce, Clearview AI harvesting our facial features from social media and public surveillance footage, school proctoring software invading our children's rooms, Facebook's whole "accused of contributing to genocide"… Go To Full Article

CD Projekt Red is working on a 'Cyberpunk 2077' follow-up and several new Witcher gam

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CD Projekt Red may be much busier than you expect. The developer has shared a long-term roadmap that elaborates and expands on its plans. To start, a project codenamed "Orion" is effectively a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 that will "further… Go To Full Article

TOPPING E30 II DAC + L30 II Amplifier Desktop Stack @ TechPowerUp

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TOPPING is back at it with another impressive stack of an affordable DAC and high-performance amplifier. Today we examine the TOPPING E30 II and L30 II, that improve significantly over previous models, and provide excellent value for money in a… Go To Full Article

Activision Blizzard found to have withheld raises from unionizing Raven Software work

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After investigating an unfair labor practice charge against Activision Blizzard, the National Labor Relations Board found that the company withheld raises from quality assurance workers at Call of Duty support studio Raven Software. The agency attributed this withholding to the… Go To Full Article

The Matter smart home standard is finally available

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After multiple delays, the Matter smart home standard has become a reality. The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) has released the Matter 1.0 specification and launched a product certification program. Device makers are now clear to adopt the technology, which aims… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi's new 2-in-1 robot vacuum can wash and dry its own mops

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In addition to launching the 12T smartphone series today, Xiaomi also announced that its Robot Vacuum X10+ — which debuted in China back in April — is now headed to Europe. This is the company's most versatile robot vacuum to… Go To Full Article

Gatorade's smart water bottle uses sweatiness to gauge when you need to hydrate

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Gatorade has designed a smart water bottle to help you determine and maintain your baseline hydration level and monitor your post-workout recovery. A ring of LEDs that runs around the Smart Gx Bottle's cap should allow you to monitor you… Go To Full Article

Zen 5 spotted

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Even if Ryzen 7000 only been out a week AMD’s Zen 5 processors have already been seen by a lucky few developers even if ithe company's Ryzen 7000 CPUs have only been in the shops for a… Go To Full Article

US Supreme Court tells Apple to go away again

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You did not really invent it, deal with it The US Supreme Court declined to hear Apple's bid to revive an effort to cancel three Qualcomm smartphone patents. Apple has been trying to… Go To Full Article

Apple's second-generation AirPods fall to a new low of $79

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Apple may have recently refreshed its AirPods lineup with the launch of the new Pro model, but its older earbuds still offer plenty of features for less money. That's been the case for the second-generation AirPods for quite a while,… Go To Full Article

AI can improve batteries which will never see the light of day

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Is there nothing AI can't do? After decades of humans inventing new battery tech which for some reason never gets to market, it appears that the boffins have come up with a way of making AI do… Go To Full Article

USB C branding becomes simplier

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Data transfer speeds on show The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the industry body managing the USB standard, has come up with much simpler branding for USB-C cables and connectors. Instead of SuperSpeed or USB 3, USB… Go To Full Article

Gamers shunning high priced GPUs

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Long term difficulties for Nvidia While the GPU maker named after a Roman vengence daemon, Nvidia is dominating the GPU market, there is some bad news for the outfit from the Steam hardware survey. Go To Full Article

How to Download Apps on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

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Are you finished setting up an Amazon Fire TV Stick and ready to start streaming? It’s easy to install apps on your Amazon streaming device. We’ll show you a couple of ways to get new applications on your Stick.… Go To Full Article

This Tiny Board Makes Your SSD Sound Like a Noisy Hard Drive

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Modern computers are practically silent. But just a few decades ago, PCs were very loud. With the hum of a CRT monitor, the whir of some crappy fans, and the clicks of a hard drive, turning on a computer felt… Go To Full Article

Google’s Best Collaboration Tools in Docs, Sheets, and Slides

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Google’s suite of productivity apps includes some of the most useful collaboration tools. You can work on a document together in real-time, add and resolve comments, assign tasks, and much more in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Go To Full Article

GM Partners with OneD Battery Brand For Better EVs

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OneD’s SINANODE nanotechnology uses unique silicon nanowires to enhance graphite in battery cells. The hope is to offer a 10x increase in energy, which would open the doors for smaller EV battery packs, lighter vehicles, or potentially more performance in… Go To Full Article

India Seizes US$678 Million Of Xiaomi Assets!

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India just seized US$678 million of Xiaomi assets, over claims it made illegal remittances to foreign entities by masquerading them as royalty payments. Here is what you need to know... Go To Full Article

Serato adds on-the-fly stem isolation and effects to its DJ app

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If you’ve been following the progression of DJ apps lately, you’ve probably noticed that extracting stems on-the-fly from your existing library seems to be trending. Serato DJ has now joined the game, offering its own tool for doing just that:… Go To Full Article

FCC will start kicking voice providers out of its robocall database

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Telecoms slow to adopt anti-robocall measures could soon face stiff punishment in the US. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) now plans to remove seven voice service providers from its Robocall Mitigation Database for failing to comply with required anti-spam efforts,… Go To Full Article

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