Razer Nari Wired/Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2018-11-10 read/post comments(0)

After using the Nari headset for quite a bit in different scenarios such as gaming, listening to music but also watching TV shows and movies, we can really say that the large 50mm drivers really pack a punch and should please the majority of gamers, mainstream computer or laptop users. The surround feature of Razer headsets was great and now with the added THX it is even better and easy customizable via Synapse software. This is easy one of the most comfortable headsets we have tried so far and the gel-infused cushions are not a marketing gimmick: the headset can be easily used for long periods of time, doing the activities you enjoy. read more

Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4-2666 2x8GB Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2018-11-05 read/post comments(0)

The new Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB do not disappoint by offering good performance and quite a bit of overclocking headroom; these are available with multiple speed ratings and 8GB/16GB densities per module. The LED lighting system is configurable in very much detail and we have the option to leave it run without the light bar for maximum LED brightness. The temperature sensors are a nice feature to have as well, that has been preserved from the previous generations. read more

SteelSeries Rival 710 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-10-28 read/post comments(0)

People that did not have a chance to try out the Rival 700, it is now a good time to give it a go, since it features an updated, proven sensor (SteelSeries TrueMove3), better switches and a modular design. As we have experienced with the Rival 310, Sensei 310 or the Rival 600, the sensor performed great in games such as CS: GO, Diablo III, Bless Online or GTA V. During our testing, we did not encounter any erratic movements and the haptic feedback does help at times, if configured correctly. read more

CORSAIR Force Series MP300 480GB M.2 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2018-10-26 read/post comments(0)

The MP300 SSD from Corsair does offer good mainstream performance, with test results hovering around the rated speeds. By using Toshiba’s BiCS 3D TLC NAND ICs, the MP300 is no speed demon, but it is a very good replacement for the aging SATA3 standard. Thanks to the M.2 standard, the MP300 is very compact, single-sided and does not require extra cables in order to operate; the only thing you need to check before purchase is that your motherboard does support NVMe PCI-Express Gen 3.0 x2, otherwise the drive won’t be usable. read more

MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC AM4 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/AMD AM4 by stefan @ 2018-10-21 read/post comments(0)

With the X470 Gaming M7 AC AM4 board, MSI is offering full support for the latest Ryzen 2000 series and also comes with improvements regarding PCB design. It does support the latest technologies, status LEDs are available all around the board for troubleshooting, while the excellent onboard audio implementation makes you wonder if you should really purchase a separate sound card. While it is not mandatory for desktop computers, MSI have also included a WiFi AC interface (Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 card) with dual antennas; the card also supports up to BT 4.2 for connecting other devices such as portable speakers, peripherals while the LAN connection is fully optimized for low latencies thanks to the Killer E2500 Gigabit controller.… read more

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
Mobile/Smart Phones HTC U12+ Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2018-10-05
Others/Miscelleneous CORSAIR Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock Presentation by stefan @ 2018-10-02
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle XPC Slim Barebone DH310 Review by stefan @ 2018-09-28
Memory Patriot Memory Viper RGB Series DDR4 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz Kit Review by stefan @ 2018-09-21
Audio/Others Creative Sound BlasterX G6 7.1 HD Gaming DAC and External USB Sound Card Review by stefan @ 2018-09-15

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

L'Oreal's wearable sensor tracks UV, pollen and pollution

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L'Oreal isn't a brand you'd usually associate with medical technology, but over the past few years it's been making major inroads in skin protection innovation. There was My UV Patch, designed to inform wearers how their skin was being affected… Go To Full Article

AORUS RTX 2080 XTREME Review @ Vortez

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While GIGABYTE’s lineup of RTX 20-series graphics cards have been coming in thick and fast, the AORUS series has suffered a short delay but today we’ll be exploring the delights of the AORUS RTX 2080 XTREME – a card which… Go To Full Article

Samsung Announces 8nm Exynos 9820 With Tri-Group CPU Design

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Early this morning Korea time, Samsung LSI announced their newest generation flagship SoC, the Exynos 9820. The Exynos 9820 succeeds this year’s Exynos 9810, which we’ve covered extensively both in our review of the Galaxy S9, as… Go To Full Article

Intel's 'neural network on a stick' brings AI training to you

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Ahead of its first AI developers conference in Beijing, Intel has announced it's making the process of imparting intelligence into smart home gadgets and other network edge devices faster and easier thanks to the company's latest invention: the Neura... Go To Full Article

Withings revives and updates its Pulse fitness tracker

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Just two months after Withings extricated itself from Nokia's grasp and it is already launching its second new wearable. Delving into its distant past, the company has decided to refresh its original fitness tracker, the Pulse, for a new generation....… Go To Full Article

HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Review @ Vortez

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The FPS pro is a tenkeyless keyboard, and the FPS is a full-sized one, the FPS RGB looks to add to those offerings by introducing RGB to the mix. Other compelling features are the mobile phone charging port, removable braided… Go To Full Article

Nvidia announces the new Quadro RTX 4000

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Affordable RTX comes to workstation professionals Nvidia has announced its latest Quadro RTX series graphics card, the Quadro RTX 4000, which will bring RTX to workstation professionals at a rather affordable price of under $1,000. Go To Full Article

AMD 64-Core Rome Deployment: HLRS ‘Hawk’ at 2.35 GHz

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Last week AMD pre-announced its next-generation EPYC processors, code-named Rome. These new processors are set to be officially announced next year, but will feature up to 64 cores using eight 7nm chiplets surrounding a central 14nm IO die. This week… Go To Full Article

NASA and Autodesk are testing new ways to design interplanetary landers

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Autodesk, the software company behind AutoCAD, has teamed up with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to look at news ways to create an interplanetary lander that could potentially touch down on the moons of Saturn or Jupiter. When Mark Davis,… Go To Full Article

Essential will restore your headphone jack for $149

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Did you say you would pay anything to put a headphone jack on a phone where it was painfully absent? Essential wants you to prove it. The startup has released its long-discussed magnetic headphone jack adapter (now called the Audio… Go To Full Article

Scythe Ninja 5 @ TechPowerUp

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Scythe has updated their long running Ninja series with the Ninja 5. It offers a solid upgrade over the previous iteration, featuring quality of life improvements like its increased memory compatibility and updated mounting hardware. Pair that with solid performance… Go To Full Article

G.Skill Unveils 64 GB DDR4-4266 and 128 GB DDR4-4000 Kits for HEDTs

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Coinciding with today’s launch of Intel’s HEDT “Skylake-X/Basin Falls Refresh” family of CPUs, G.Skill today announced its new 64 GB DDR4-4266 and 128 GB DDR4-4000 kits designed for high-end desktops. G.Skill’s new Trident Z quad-channel memory includes… Go To Full Article

Western Digital Announces Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Extension Drive

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Western Digital on Monday introduced its new special-purpose SSD designed to speed up in-memory processing applications. The new Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Extension Drive uses proven hardware and comes with special software that creates virtualized memory pools. … Go To Full Article

Facebook’s new career site aims to help job-seekers hone their skills

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Facebook has updated some of its career tools and launched a new website in order to help its users find new job opportunities, the company said today. Now, along with posting jobs on their Pages, businesses can also post them… Go To Full Article

Lime launches its first car-sharing service in Seattle

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It's true: after a long time focusing on scooters, Lime is ready to delve into four-wheeled transportation. The startup is launching a car-sharing service, LimePod, that will be available in Seattle as of this week. As with scooters, it'll cost… Go To Full Article

Google will take over part of DeepMind’s health business

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Alphabet is shuffling some of its companies around as it works to better organize the health projects that are currently spread across its subsidiaries. So going forward, DeepMind's health unit will instead exist under the Google umbrella and it will...… Go To Full Article

First AMD EPYC Rome Motherboard Spotted

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Part of AMD’s recent pre-announcement of its next generation Rome server processors, using 7nm chiplets and running up to 64 cores, is that the new processors will be compatible with current motherboards on the market. However, one of the new… Go To Full Article

Windows 10’s October Update Returns, Promises Not to Delete Your Files

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Now that the update has been released publicly once again, Windows Update will eventually download it on your PC after a slow roll-out process that ensures it’s compatible with your PC’s hardware. Microsoft says the “Check for Updates” button won’t… Go To Full Article

Razer Phone 2 will be available from AT&T on November 16th

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If you're in the US, you no longer have to buy the Razer Phone 2 online or visit a big-box store -- it could be available at a carrier shop around the corner. AT&T has announced that it will carry… Go To Full Article

The Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Refresh Until it Hertz

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It has been over a year since Intel launched its Skylake-X processors and Basin Falls platform, with a handful of processors from six-core up to eighteen-core. In that time, Intel’s competition has gone through the roof in core count, PCIe… Go To Full Article

Kindle Paperwhite review (2018): A classic, updated

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Until now, the Kindle Paperwhite had three mortal enemies: water, airplane seatback pockets (just me that keeps leaving them on planes?) and book snobs. While there's no hope for the latter, one of those issues isn't long for this world,… Go To Full Article

Moment's latest telephoto lens is designed for newer phones

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Moment released a telephoto lens for phones back in 2014, but it was designed for small phones like the iPhone 5S and quickly developed distortion on phones with larger camera sensors. You had to investigate alternatives like OlloClip's upcoming Pro...… Go To Full Article

'PUBG' comes to the PlayStation 4 on December 7th

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Even after a juicy rumor dropped that Player Unknown's Battlegrounds was coming soon to PlayStation 4, many gamers still had their doubts. You can banish all those negative thoughts now, as Sony and PUBG have announced that the game is… Go To Full Article

Reviewers Don't Trust Facebook's Portal

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Reviewers have had their hands on Facebook's Portal for some time, and the verdict is pretty much the same everywhere: Portal is one of the best video calling devices ever made. The Wall Street Journal calls it the "most immersive… Go To Full Article

Intel Core i9-9900XE Extreme Edition Review

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As usual, we try to take a bit of a different tack when reviewing CPUs. In our Intel Core i9-9980XE vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper review we do what you might think, and compare the newest Intel HEDT processor against every… Go To Full Article

ASRock's Radeon RX 590 spotted as well

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Phantom Gaming gets another member It appears that ASRock will remain true to the Radeon graphics card lineup as the upcoming Radeon RX 590 Phantom Gaming has been spotted online. As Videocardz.com suggests, the… Go To Full Article

Amazon's HQ2 will be split between NYC and Arlington, Virginia

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Amazon has announced the locations for its second headquarters following a search process that lasted over a year. As rumored, its new offices will be split between New York City and Arlington, Virginia. The NYC site is coming to Long… Go To Full Article

Google's new 'Squoosh' app is designed to optimize your images

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Aside from clamping down on deceptive websites, Google is also looking to make the web faster by taking the fight to cumbersome images. Cue a collective cheer from netizens everywhere. To that end, Google Chrome Labs has designed a new… Go To Full Article

Waymo may launch its self-driving car service in early December

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It's been a long time in coming, but Waymo finally appears to be on the cusp of launching a commercial self-driving car service. Bloomberg sources claim that the Alphabet-owned brand will launch its autonomous transport option in the Phoenix suburbs...… Go To Full Article

Foxconn misses estimates

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Still rose by 18 per cent Taiwan’s Foxconn, the world’s top contract electronics maker and a key Apple supplier, posted an 18.3 percent rise in third quarter net profit. This figure was well below what analysts had… Go To Full Article

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