Toshiba N300 10TB NAS Hard Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2019-09-12 read/post comments(0)

Thanks to the increased density and buffer size, we are seeing an increase of performance of the 10TB N300 versus the 8GB variant, matching the rated data transfer speeds from the product datasheet. The seek operations can be clearly heard when the drive is installed into a computer case, but this should be a non-issue when using the product in a home or SMB NAS. N300 was designed to operate in multi-drive NAS setups, so they have RV sensors integrated for detecting shocks and compensate rotational vibration. read more

1MORE Piston Fit Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-09-08 read/post comments(0)

Right after fitting our preferred ear tips, we have started using the product while connected to both the laptop and our smartphone; thanks to its very low weight of just 18g, you can barely notice you are wearing it, while the soft grooved neckband did remain secure while talking some walks. Piston Fit BT can deliver a clean sound, with a decent amount of bass, which can be customized even further via the EQ settings. The voices in the movies and YouTube clips we did watch were clearly understandable and this is quite an advantage if you are using the headphones for lots of audio conferences as well. read more

CORSAIR K57 RGB WIRELESS Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-09-04 read/post comments(0)

We have tested the keyboard in different games such as Control, Need for Speed: Payback, Metro: Exodus and Hitman 2: thanks to the SLIPSTREAM wireless technology, we did not feel any lag at all when using it, which proves that this tech is well applicable with gaming keyboards. This product was thought as a mainstream offering, judging by the inclusion of the rubber domes, but comes with the latest CAPELLIX LEDs which offer more efficiency in terms of battery life. read more

Silicon Power P34A80 PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 1TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2019-08-27 read/post comments(0)

The 1TB version of the P34A80 SSD does not disappoint at all and in many cases, we have seen even higher read speeds than its 512GB version counterpart. The caching is improved thanks to the double capacity of RAM and well optimized firmware and after the SLC portion gets filled up, we can expect write speeds hovering around 1GB/s. One extra fact to consider is that this product is offered with no less than 5 years warranty, quite enough for a consumer-oriented SSD! read more

Patriot Memory Viper V370 RGB 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-08-20 read/post comments(0)

We have tested the V370 RGB Surround with different audio material such as YouTube music clips, standalone MP3s, games and movies. At the default, non-Ultra Bass Response setting, the low frequencies are not very punchy, the accent being put more on mids and highs; if the audio material you are listening does contain lots of vocals, then this is the mode you should operate in. However, the headset really becomes alive after enabling the two dedicated mini subwoofers, and we felt the vibration even when only holding the earcups in your hands; this is definitely the mode to be used with games and action movies! read more

Silicon Power Bolt B75 Ultra-Thin Portable SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2019-08-16 read/post comments(0)

As the Armor A75, the Bolt B75 does feature a military-grade shockproof casing that is quite light and also acts as a heatsink for the internal SSD. Being based on a SATA 6Gb/s internal SSD interface, the drive is limited a bit in terms of reads/writes, even before the cache fills up, but for regular backup tasks that do not involve usage of very big files, this should be a non-issue. read more
Audio/Others 1MORE Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ear Headphones Review by stefan @ 2019-08-13
Others/Mice & Keyboards Dream Machines DM1 FPS Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-08-08
Others/Mice & Keyboards Patriot Memory Viper V570 RGB Blackout Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-08-02
Audio/Others CORSAIR HS35 Stereo Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2019-07-30
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Google to pay $1.1 billion in France following tax probe

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After a four-year investigation, Google has agreed to pay almost €1 billion ($1.10 billion) to French authorities because it did not fully declare its tax activities in the country, as reported by Reuters. The payment covers a €500 million... Go To Full Article

'Flying fish’ drone actually explodes out of the water

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Drones that can both swim and fly are no longer in the distant future. Imperial College London's Aerial Robotics Lab built a concept for multimodal swimming robot it calls AquaMAV that can jump out of water. The scientists behind AquaMAV… Go To Full Article

OCC Reviews the MSI GK60 Vigor Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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"So that sums up our time with the GK60 Vigor. It's a pretty nice keyboard. The typing experience is what you'd come to expect from the Cherry MX switches. In my opinion, they're the best switches I have ever typed… Go To Full Article

‘Anthem’ heads to EA Access after rocky launch

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Anthem, the open-world action RPG by Bioware and EA, had a less than stellar debut earlier this year. The game is now available to EA Access and Origin Access subscribers, giving the troubled title one more chance to turn around… Go To Full Article

Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16GB DDR4-3600 Memory kit

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" Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16GB DDR4-3600 offers optimal performance and full stability to gamers. It's a product designed for players and perfectly meets their requirements. It's fast, has interesting, high-quality design and works well with various motherboards. The Blackout… Go To Full Article

Vudu adds parental control to skip adult scenes

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Vudu, the streaming video platform owned by Walmart, announced today a new batch of parental controls that will give guardians the ability to automatically skip or mute scenes that contain objectionable content. The new Family Play tool will allow pa...… Go To Full Article

QSAN XCubeNAS XN7008RE NAS Server Review

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Excellent build quality, blazing fast 1GbE/10GbE performance, superior data protection, redundant power supplies and the ability to add up to 3200TB worth of storage space via expansion units are just some of the things that make the XCubeNAS XN7008RE by… Go To Full Article

Google One plans get thorough automatic backups for Android phones

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If you're a Google One subscriber, there's a new perk to your cloud storage service. Starting today, all Google One memberships include automatic phone backups as long as you own an Android device. The feature builds on the operating system's… Go To Full Article

Corsair M55 RGB Pro @ TechPowerUp

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Corsair's newest gaming mouse is a relatively cheap one. At $39.99, the M55 RGB Pro offers a fully ambidextrous design, PixArt PAW3327 optical sensor with a maximum resolution of 12,400 CPI, Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks, great-looking RGB… Go To Full Article

Steam recommendation engine no longer favors popular titles

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Steam has gone back to the drawing board with its game recommendation engine. The gaming marketplace today updated its recommendation feed to be more precise and diverse in the titles it suggests. The Steam Store's discovery system has taken some… Go To Full Article

Samsung's artistic The Frame TV is currently on sale for $649

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Samsung's The Frame is alluring if you like the idea of a TV that can double as living artwork, but the price? Not so much -- you've usually had to pay a premium for that seamless look. It might be… Go To Full Article

Hulu drops support for Google’s Daydream VR platform

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If you were a fan of watching Hulu videos on Google's Daydream View VR headset, we have some bad news. Hulu has dropped support for Google Daydream. According to the company, the latest versions of its Android app (versions 3.55… Go To Full Article

BMW shows off a fuel-cell version of its X5 SUV

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Sure, the fuel-cell infrastructure issue hasn't been solved yet, but that hasn't stopped automakers from showing off new hydrogen-powered vehicles. At the Frankfurt Auto Show BMW showed off the i Hydrogen Next development X5 SUV. Because it's always... … Go To Full Article

Horror series 'Amnesia' now available on Nintendo Switch

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If you've ever wanted to scream for dear life on public transit, there's good news. After first launching on PC in 2010 and then making its way to the PlayStation 4 in 2016, the Amnesia: Collection is now available on… Go To Full Article

‘Yakuza 7’ gameplay trailer reveals wacky features and job classes

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We knew that Yakuza 7, or Yakuza: Like a Dragon, was going to shakeup gameplay with turn-based combat. Thanks to a trailer released at Tokyo Game Show, we have a better idea of what that will look like. The gameplay… Go To Full Article

Google's search results will highlight original reporting

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Google has updated its search algorithm to give more prominence to original reporting. The company's vice president of news, Richard Gingras, wrote in a blog post that it should be easier for people to find the origins of a news… Go To Full Article

Yet another leak details the Pixel 4’s accessible take on Face ID

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The Pixel 4 XL leaks continue this week with a new look at the phone's face unlock functionality. While Google confirmed the Pixel 4 would include facial authentication when it detailed the phone's Soli chip in July, this is the… Go To Full Article

Ford sells off its monthly car subscription service

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Fair, the app-based vehicle subscription service that partners with Uber, has agreed to acquire a similar service by Ford. The Santa Monica-based startup announced today that it has bought Ford's Canvas for an undisclosed sum. Since 2017, Canvas offe... Go To Full Article

Spotify's latest acquisition helps artists and labels hire studio talent

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Spotify has been making an honest attempt at helping artists get their music to the masses. The streaming service has already acquired and partnered with various distributors and even an online recording studio. Today, it's joining the music producti... Go To Full Article

IKEA's remote for its Sonos-powered speakers ships October 1st

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When IKEA launched a line of Sonos-powered SYMFONISK speakers last month, the Swedish furniture giant promised an accompanying remote. Spotted by Tweakers, the product page for the puck-shaped controller is now live. The SYMFONISK remote will launch... Go To Full Article

Google Photos has a new stories-style 'Memories' feature

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The cameras on our phones keep getting better, and we keep taking more and more pictures. That presents a challenge for for Apple and Google: how to surface the best moments out of the thousands of photos we shoot every… Go To Full Article

Huawei boss is willing to license 5G tech to ease spying fears

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Huawei's CEO Ren Zhengfei said the company is willing to help boost a western rival in the global 5G race as a way to ease tensions with the West. In a recent interview, Ren told The Economist Huawei would give… Go To Full Article

Patriot Launches Viper VP4100 PCIe Gen 4 SSDs: Up to 5 GB/s

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Patriot’s Viper Gaming division this week officially introduced its first PCIe 4.0 SSDs, several weeks ahead of schedule. The Viper VP4100 drives use Phison’s PS5016-E16 controller and generally resembles competing products. However, because of a custom firmware, the SSDs may… Go To Full Article

'Dauntless' leaves early access with a big update on September 26th

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Dauntless caught the attention of many gamers in May, when it hit early access on PS4 and Xbox One (a Switch release is planned for later this year). It's one of the first titles to offer cross-platform play across those… Go To Full Article

Slack's desktop apps get dark mode options

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The dark mode trend looks like it's here to stay, with more and more companies introducing black color schemes for their apps. The latest feature in Slack for desktop is support for dark mode to save your eyes when you're… Go To Full Article

The 1TB PS4 Pro drops to $349 on Amazon

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The newest playstation yet, the PS4 Pro 1TB, is currently listed for $50 off on Amazon, making it just $349. While that's not the lowest price we've ever seen it, it's a solid deal and a price that doesn't come… Go To Full Article

HTC goes after Oculus Rift S with new Vive Cosmos

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But does not come cheap at $699 Showed at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas in January, HTC has now officially announced the Vive Cosmos VR headset, which will go after the Oculus Rift S when it… Go To Full Article

France says it will block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency in Europe

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Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency has run into another stumbling block. Less than a month after the EU opened up an antitrust investigation into the project, officials in France have announced that they "cannot authorize" Libra on European soil. Go To Full Article

Nintendo sues ROM-sharing website for at least $2 million

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Nintendo isn't afraid of using litigation in its quest to stop piracy, recently succeeding in getting Switch piracy websites blocked in the UK. Now, it is continuing that fight by filing a multimillion dollar lawsuit against a ROM-sharing site. Go To Full Article

Jenna Fisher and Angela Kinsey are making a podcast about 'The Office'

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The Office might have wrapped for the last time in 2013, but its continued popularity shows no signs of waning -- it's the most watched show on subscription streaming, according to NBC. Now, fans can relive the escapades of Dunder… Go To Full Article

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