Toshiba Exceria Pro N502 SD Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2018-10-14 read/post comments(0)

The Exceria Pro N502 has easily got to the first place in terms of performance versus the previously tested cards; the latest UHS-II standard does make possible up to 8K video recording and the safe operating conditions vary from -20 to 85 degrees Celsius (without condensation). As we have seen with other Toshiba products, the N502 is x-ray proof, so you do not have to worry about scans at the airport security checkpoints. read more

HTC U12+ Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2018-10-05 read/post comments(0)

The new HTC flagship does incorporate a unique interaction mode with the aluminum frame and instead of using regular buttons, it comes with pressure-sensitive sensors instead. It comes with a 6 inch Super LCD 6 screen that sports a resolution of 2880x1440 and an aspect ratio of 18:9; the pixel density is 537 and two color gamut presets are preloaded into the software distribution (DCI-P3 and sRGB). The included BoomSound speakers sound loud and clear, while the USonic earbuds audio signature can be fine-tuned on our liking and are the ideal companion when commuting to work. read more

CORSAIR Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock Presentation

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2018-10-02 read/post comments()

The new Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock is very easy to operate and requires no drivers on the Windows 10 platform, while on Macs we do have the software solution supplied on the web. Thanks to the 40Gb/s interface, the devices we connect to it will be not slowed down and is great for using it along large displays at presentations or for viewing multimedia content, while on-the-go. read more

Shuttle XPC Slim Barebone DH310 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2018-09-28 read/post comments(0)

By having compatibility with the latest, non-ULV Coffee Lake processors from Intel, the Shuttle DH310 can deliver quite a bit of performance. Even if the i5 8600K is a 95W SKU, the TDP is automatically driven down to 65W maximum, this also meaning that the performance has been lowered a bit when all cores are at maximum load; in many other non-stressful usage patterns, the cores can reach the maximum Turbo Frequency without no issues at all. The unit can be used for many purposes, such as digital signage, POI, POS, office, healthcare, industry, media center and more given its multitude of interfaces. read more

Patriot Memory Viper RGB Series DDR4 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2018-09-21 read/post comments(0)

Even if Patriot Memory has arrived a little bit late to the table with their Viper RGB series, these do not disappoint and come with a unique appearance; depending on your system setup appearance and the desired XMP 2.0 speeds, you can choose to go either with black or white heatsinks, while the RGB 5-segment setup will surely bring a lot of eye candy to your machine. The product does feature compatibility in terms of RGB lighting with the most-known motherboard brands and for the others we do have the ability to use Patriot’s own software, supplied on the website. read more

Creative Sound BlasterX G6 7.1 HD Gaming DAC and External USB Sound Card Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2018-09-15 read/post comments(0)

The latest Sound BlasterX G6 DAC and external sound card is very flexible in terms of supported platforms, but also features important upgrades over the G5. We do have now a future-proof 32-bit/384kHz, 130dB DAC that is combined with separate amplification for each channel, marketed as Xamp. The amplifier supports up to 600 ohm headphones and with the G6 we also have now Dolby Digital Decoding. Scout Mode was been introduced quite some time ago and applies certain filters in-game, for hearing more clearly footsteps, weapons and should give you an advantage. For easy operation, we do also have a hardware button for Scout Mode, but also for switching between different preset profiles or for choosing the amplification. read more
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Hyundai's Kona Electric is ready to hit the road

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Hyundai likely isn't the first automaker that springs to mind when talking about electric vehicles, but maybe it should be. While industry stalwarts like Ford and startups like Tesla dominate the conversation around the future of the EV market, Hyund...… Go To Full Article

Self-repairing material plucks carbon from the air

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Scientists might have a particularly clever way to help the environment: they've developed a material that can not only heal itself, but could reduce CO2 levels in the process. The substance uses its combination of a gel-like polymer with chloroplas...… Go To Full Article

Amazon's 'Transparent' will end with a movie-length musical episode

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Much like Netflix's challenges with House of Cards, the creators of Amazon's Transparent have faced a problem: how do they wrap up the final season of a long-running show in a way that does the series justice, especially with the… Go To Full Article

US Senators push Canada to exclude Huawei from its 5G strategy

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American politicians aren't just nervous about having Huawei devices on their networks... they're worried about neighboring countries, too. Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio have sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him t... Go To Full Article

Blue Yeti Nano Review @ Vortez

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Looking solely at the Yeti Nano now and it has some impressive attributes of its own, one such feature is the inclusion of a zero-latency 3.5mm port for monitoring your audio in real time. It also boasts an impressively wide… Go To Full Article

US Senators ask India's PM to rethink strict data localization plans

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Starting on October 15th, global payment giants such as Mastercard, Visa and AMEX would have to store transactions that occurred in India on servers physically located within the country. That's the deadline the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gave them,...… Go To Full Article

Netflix's 'BoJack Horseman' is coming to international TV networks

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At this rate, BoJack Horseman is so ubiquitous that it might be harder to avoid the Netflix show than to watch it. Hot on the heels of the Comedy Central deal, Variety has learned that Lionsgate's Debmar-Mercury has secured the… Go To Full Article

Red Dead Redemption II Is a 90GB Download on Xbox One, 105GB on PS4

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It was revealed last month that Red Dead Redemption II would require a 105GB install on PlayStation 4, and now, the Microsoft Store is showing the title will require approximately 88.57GB on Xbox One. It isn't clear why there is… Go To Full Article

Pentagon data breach compromises up to 30,000 workers

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The Pentagon still has to grapple with data security woes despite efforts to harden its sites and networks. Defense Department officials have revealed that a travel record data breach at an unnamed contractor exposed the personal info of military an...… Go To Full Article

PS4 owners say malicious messages are crashing their consoles

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Malicious message crashes aren't just for smartphones, it seems. Numerous PS4 owners have reported receiving PSN messages where an unrecognized character effectively bricks their consoles, making them crash and leaving them unable to start properly.... Go To Full Article

QSAN XCubeNAS XN5008T NAS Server Review

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Although severely hindered by both its lack of available apps and limited global availability the brand new XCubeNAS XN5008T NAS Server doesn't only look great (winner of the Japanese Good Design Award) but it offers impressive performance levels especially 10GbE… Go To Full Article

Pixel Buds live translations work with any Google Assistant headphones

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To date, using Google's real-time translations has officially required a set of Pixel Buds. But what if you'd rather not use the official audio gear ? You might not have to. Droid Life has noticed that Google quietly changed a… Go To Full Article

Apple is using backpacks to collect map data in San Francisco

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Apple's quest to improve Maps' accuracy appears to include some on-foot action. Former Engadget writer Dante Cesa has posted photos of an Apple Maps worker carrying a backpack loaded with cameras, LiDAR sensors and other equipment as he walked throu...… Go To Full Article

Tesla reportedly made its 100,000th Model 3

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Tesla may have just hit a symbolic milestone in its quest to speed up Model 3 production: according to an Electrek source, the company has produced its 100,000th Model 3. It technically reached the mark earlier in the week if… Go To Full Article

Police told to avoid looking at recent iPhones to avoid lockouts

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Police have yet to completely wrap their heads around modern iPhones like the X and XS, and that's clearer than ever thanks to a leak. Motherboard has obtained a presentation slide from forensics company Elcomsoft telling law enforcement to avoid… Go To Full Article

Stephen Hawking's last paper on black holes is now online

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Stephen Hawking never stopped trying to unravel the mysteries surrounding black holes -- in fact, he was still working to solve one of them shortly before his death. Now, his last research paper on the subject is finally available online… Go To Full Article

Judge rejects Lime request to block e-scooter rivals in San Francisco

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Lime just lost a last-minute bid to delay the launch of San Francisco's electric scooter pilot program. A judge has denied the company's request for a temporary restraining order that would have blocked Skip and Scoot from launching their services… Go To Full Article

Command & Conquer Remasters Are in the Works for PC

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Electronic Arts Producer Jim Vessella, whose credits include Command & Conquer 3, Kane's Wrath, and Red Alert 3, has announced on reddit that EA is bringing the C&C franchise back to the PC: a number of remasters are being planned,… Go To Full Article

[M] Toshiba Exceria Pro N502 SD Card Review

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The Exceria Pro N502 has easily got to the first place in terms of performance versus the previously tested cards; the latest UHS-II standard does make possible up to 8K video recording and the safe operating conditions vary from -20… Go To Full Article

How Intel's first Chief Security Officer is reshaping the chip giant

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Window Snyder transformed how Microsoft, Apple and Mozilla dealt with software threats. She served as the security lead for the Windows XP Service Pack 2 update, which fixed a wide variety of vulnerabilities in a notoriously buggy OS. And at… Go To Full Article

Venmo increases fees on instant money transfers

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Effective November 6th, Venmo patrons who use Instant Transfer to move money from their Venmo accounts to their debit cards will notice increased service fees. Instead of a flat $.25 per transfer, Instant Transfer fees will be set at 1%… Go To Full Article

Apples fires back at Australian encryption bill

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In a seven-page letter to the Australian government, Apple criticized the country's proposed Access and Assistance Bill 2018. Apple claims, among other complaints, that the legislation raises cybersecurity concerns and give the state power to abuse u... Go To Full Article

Netflix cancels 'Marvel's Iron Fist' after two seasons

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It has been nearly five years since Disney and Netflix teamed up to launch a suite of Marvel TV series based on characters in The Defenders, and after two seasons Iron Fist is ending its run. There's no word on… Go To Full Article

Akai's MPK Mini Play is a compact battery-powered beats machine

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Portable instruments that run on AA batteries have been popping up for a while now. There's the Roland Boutique line, Korg's Monologue and even the iRig Keys I/O from IK Multimedia. Now Akai is getting into the portable game with… Go To Full Article

HITMAN 2 - Ghost Mode Game-Play Reveal

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Hitman 2 has will feature a new Ghost Mode where you can race an opponent to complete 5 hits. You can see the other player's "ghost" but your actions don't affect their world. Spotted kills do not count and there… Go To Full Article

Audi and Huawei team up on self-driving car technology in China

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Audi and Huawei want to make a name for themselves in China's burgeoning autonomous driving scene. The two have formed a partnership that will see them jointly develop Level 4 self-driving technology (that is, full control in specified areas) for… Go To Full Article

Here’s how to see if you were affected by Facebook’s breach

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Today, Facebook provided additional information on the data breach it disclosed last month. Whereas it initially said up to 50 million users might have been affected, it now reports that 30 million were impacted by the breach. By exploiting a… Go To Full Article

Facebook says recent data breach wasn't 'related to the midterms'

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Even though the number of users affected by Facebook's most recent hack was lowered to 29 million, from 50 million, it's still safe to say the attack was worse than originally thought. That's because we now know that the breach,… Go To Full Article

Facebook's gaming hub comes to Android in limited beta

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Facebook's new gaming hub is now available as a mobile app -- for a handful of people, that is. Sensor Tower and TechCrunch have noticed that has launched on Android in a limited beta test. It's ultimately a phone-optimized… Go To Full Article

Amazon is reportedly building ‘picker’ robots for fulfillment centers

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In order to fulfil its many orders in a timely fashion, Amazon employs a large number of people, and a key part to the company's order fulfillment process are pickers. These employees are the ones that pick items from fulfillment… Go To Full Article

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