SuperMicro C9Z390-PGW Z390 LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2019-02-10 read/post comments(0)

SuperMicro have quite impressed us with their latest C9Z390-PGW board, that features server-quality hardware components for the VRMs, a Broadcom ExpressLane PLX PEX 8747 that is able to take x16 lanes from the CPU and outputs no less than x32 PCI-E 3.0 lanes, that helps when using dual-VGA configurations, no less than two LAN interfaces, one being 10Gbit (Aquantia® AQC107 10G Ethernet Controller) and a good Realtek ALC1220 implementation. Wi-Fi is also available via the pre-installed Intel AC 9560 module, that also comes with Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility. read more

DOOGEE Y7 Plus Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2019-02-05 read/post comments(0)

The DOOGEE Y7 Plus smartphone offers a good overall experience for everyday use thanks to its mainstream SoC, the enough RAM quantity (6GB) and the 64GB of included storage for taking quite a bit of photos. At the time of the review, the latest software version was 8.0 and did pack the Android security patch level from 5th of October. The 6.18’’ screen packs a 2246x1080 resolution, is enough bright during use outside, while the included bottom speaker can deliver decent, enough loud audio. The back shooter offers 2x optical zoom thanks to the wide set of lens, but when using it we must make sure that we will keep the smartphone on a steady surface, otherwise the result will… read more

CHERRY MW8 Advanced Wireless Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-02-01 read/post comments(0)

The MW8 Advanced mouse is a good choice to be picked up while on trips along with your favorite laptop thanks to its long lasting battery and premium build. If you have all USB ports occupied, you can always use the product on wireless since all laptops now do incorporate BT interfaces as well. Compared to the previously tested CHERRY mice, this one houses a much better PixArt sensor that is able to track on all surfaces, including glass and its DPI can be adjusted in four different steps, in order to cover more usage environments: 600, 1000, 1600 and 3200 DPI. read more

Creative Outlier ONE Plus In-ear Headphones with Built-in MP3 Player Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-01-24 read/post comments(0)

Creative made sure to make this product customizable so accessories were offered in order to offer plenty of comfort during your activities; in terms of Bluetooth supported codecs, this one comes with SBC only that is a bit lossy, so it is possible you will notice a bit of audio stream degradation during some tracks. This small issue will not be however present when you load up your tracks on the 4GB internal storage and the Outlier ONE Plus does support MP3 and WMA files up to 320kbps, including FLAC up to 1.3Mbps bitrate. read more

CORSAIR M65 RGB ELITE Tunable FPS Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-01-18 read/post comments(0)

Being built with the same high-end sensor as we have seen with the IRONCLAW RGB, with a resolution up to 18000 DPI, adjustable in 1 DPI increments, the M65 RGB Elite tracks wonderfully, especially after it has passed the calibration stage. While it feels about the same in hand as the previous M65 iteration, the fact that the Sniper and the thumb side buttons are brought closer together was a good design choice, since you can access these faster. CORSAIR has also made sure to optimize in order to make the chassis lighter, while the customizable weighting system has been retained. read more

Creative Stage Air Compact under-monitor Soundbar Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2019-01-14 read/post comments(0)

After charging the unit, we have used it for listening to several top 40 recent playlists, while having it connected to our Sound Blaster AE-5 sound card via Aux-in; the resulting sound was surprisingly loud for the sound bar size, with good highs representation and decent bass thanks to the included passive radiator. We have then loaded our files to a FAT32-formatted drive and after a bit of learning curve, it is quite easy to jump through tracks or stop/pause, via the provided hardware buttons. read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR IRONCLAW RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-01-08
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR HARPOON RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-01-07
Others/Mice & Keyboards Mad Catz R.A.T. 6+ Optical Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-01-03
Storage/SSD Crucial P1 500GB M.2 Type 2280 SSD Review by stefan @ 2018-12-26
Storage/HDD Toshiba L200 2TB Laptop PC Hard Drive Review by stefan @ 2018-12-19

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Samsung's own app reveals its upcoming wearables

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An update Samsung has rolled out to its Galaxy Wearable app has confirmed that the tech giant truly is working on a new pair of wireless earbuds and a sports-focused smartwatch. Those devices were the subject of some images and… Go To Full Article

Samsung will open three real stores in the US February 20th

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On the same day we meet the Galaxy S10, Samsung is going to "celebrate 10 years of Galaxy" with three new retail locations in the US. While it has previously opened stores around the world, in the US Samsung has… Go To Full Article

Facebook reportedly negotiating multibillion dollar fine with FTC

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Facebook is reportedly facing a record-breaking fine for its recent privacy lapses. According to the Washington Post, the social networking giant is negotiating an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission that would result in a multibillion penalt... Go To Full Article

David Fincher's disturbed 'Love, Death and Robots' premieres March 15th

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When Netflix said that David Fincher and Tim Miller's Love, Death and Robots was an animated series for mature audiences, it wasn't kidding around. The streaming giant has posted the trailer for the 18-story anthology, and you definitely won't be… Go To Full Article

Facebook reportedly tracks the location of 'credible threats'

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Facebook's security teams reportedly have a list of people they're instructed to watch out for, including ex-employees and users who have threatened the company, according to CNBC. That's a reasonable safety measure, particularly given Facebook recen... Go To Full Article

'90s internet simulator 'Hypnospace Outlaw' launches on March 12

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The wild west era of the internet is coming back, and you're tasked with moderating all of the madness. That's the premise of alternate-reality 1990s internet simulator Hypnospace Outlaw, the latest title from Dropsy creator Jay Tholen. The anticipat... Go To Full Article

AI can write disturbingly believable fake news

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AI is getting better and better at writing convincing material, and that's leading its creators to wonder whether they should release the technology in the first place. Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed an algorithm that can generate plausible-looking... … Go To Full Article


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From the elite family of products dubbed MEG (MSI Enthusiast Gaming) comes another cutting-edge board with unique features and accessories. The MEG X299 CREATION is yet another board that promises to go above and beyond, so I took the review… Go To Full Article

Google adds haptic feedback to its iPhone keyboard

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Haptic feedback has been a feature in iPhones for the past few years, but you wouldn't know it while you were typing -- even third-party keyboards either use it in limited situations (like SwiftKey) or ask you to pay up.… Go To Full Article

The 'Link's Awakening' remake could be the start of something special

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I never beat The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, but not for lack of trying. It's one of my favorite entries in the Zelda series, and I played it over and over as a kid. I got stuck on the… Go To Full Article

Stolen user data from MyFitnessPal and other services hits the dark web

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Stolen user information from 16 popular apps and services including Dubsmash and MyFitnessPal is now being sold on the dark web, according to a report from The Register. A seller on the dark web marketplace Dream Market has come forward… Go To Full Article

North chops $400 from the price of its Focals smart glasses

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The jury is still out on just how useful the recently-released Focals "smart glasses" are, but if you're the kind of person who's wanted to give head-mounted AR a shot, they at least are now a lot cheaper. Focals creator… Go To Full Article

Foldable vivo smartphone spotted online

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Renderings of the vivo IQOO Chinese vivo is also one of the smartphone makers to announce its separate subbrand and IQOO, as vivo decided to name it, will apparently debut with a foldable smartphone. … Go To Full Article

AMD adds Radeon Pro driver support to Radeon VII

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But without workstation optimizations, certifications and support AMD has added Radeon Pro driver support for Radeon VII graphics card but, unlike earlier rumors, it only gets partial support, without workstation elements. In a Reddit… Go To Full Article

HOYA Starts to Build Next-Gen HDD Glass Substrate Production Facility

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HOYA Corp., an optical glass maker from Japan, announced this week that it had started construction of its new production facility for hard drive platter glass substrates. These substrates could be used to make conventional 2.5-inch HDD platters as well… Go To Full Article

Airbus ends production of its A380 superjumbo

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Airbus will soon end production of the A380 superjumbo, the largest passenger plane to ever fly. It's capable of hauling up to 850 people and flyers love it, especially those who can afford the amazing first class seats and private… Go To Full Article

Vuzix’s smart glasses still aren’t ready for prime time

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After years of development, Vuzix is now ready to ship the Blade, its first pair of consumer-ready smart glasses. I had a good look at it last month, but at the time, it was lacking a few core features like… Go To Full Article

Focal's Sphear Wireless squeeze premium sound into $130 earbuds

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Focal is no newcomer to the audio game. The French company has been around since 1979, and gained a following with its Grande Utopia speaker line. In recent years the company has been making headphones, many of which are at… Go To Full Article

Anthem gets a launch trailer

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Available tomorrow for EA Access/Origin Access EA has officially released Anthem launch trailer, keeping the hype up for the launch. EA has released an official launch trailer for Anthem which had some decent reviews… Go To Full Article

LG Teases G8 Audio Capabilities: Confirms OLED Display

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Starting last year, LG seems to have made a marketing strategy out of teasing features about their upcoming flagship devices. LG continues this strategy with today’s reveal of an interesting aspect about the upcoming LG G8 ThinQ, which we expect… Go To Full Article

Audi teases its all-electric Q4 concept car

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The third car in Audi's all-electric lineup isn't going on sale until early 2021, but that two-year wait gets a little bit harder when you see what's coming. Ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, the Automaker has shown off a… Go To Full Article

The puzzling chaos of ‘Human: Fall Flat’ is coming to phones

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Soon it won't just be Switch owners who get to play indie platform-puzzler Human: Fall Flat on the go. After shifting five million copies across PC, Mac and consoles, the game is heading to mobiles. For the uninitiated, Human stars… Go To Full Article

Apple concedes to Qualcomm to escape German iPhone ban

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It sounds like Apple is done trying to fight an injunction in Germany brought about by its legal battle against Qualcomm. According to Reuters, the tech giant will resume selling the older iPhone models that were banned in the country… Go To Full Article

Prices on 1TB SSD fall by half

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They used to cost $324 A year ago you could pick up a 1TB SSD for $324 but now they are being flogged for more than half that price. Digitimes has noticed that the… Go To Full Article

Pirates make light work of Apple security

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Distributing hacked versions of popular apps Software distributors such as TutuApp, Panda Helper, AppValley and TweakBox have found a simple way to distribute pirated iPhone apps without using Apple’s app store. The trick is… Go To Full Article

Fujifilm’s X-T30 shrinks the X-T3 in size and price

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Fujifilm continues its effort to conquer the APS-C mirrorless market with the launch of the $899 X-T30, a slightly stripped down version of the X-T3. It's much improved over its predecessor, the X-T20, with the addition of a focus joystick… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 runs on a Raspberry Pi

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Licenced to bear Arms It looks like you can now finally install a full version of Windows 10 intended for ARM devices on Raspberry Pi 3. After launching Windows 10 on ARM for Lumia… Go To Full Article

Governments are requesting more and more data from Reddit

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Every year, Reddit receives subpoenas, search warrants and court orders from governments, law enforcement and private parties around the world. Often they want information on users -- perhaps in an investigation or public emergency -- or for Reddit t... Go To Full Article

Samsung is already offering Galaxy S10 reservations

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The Galaxy S10 has leaked to the Moon and back ahead of its February 20th reveal (see the Evan Blass leak above as proof), and even Samsung isn't pretending there are many secrets left. The tech giant has started taking… Go To Full Article

Apple's streaming video service might finally arrive in April

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Apple's video service might finally be ready to launch. A report from CNBC says that the company's first video subscription service will launch in April and will feature a combination of original programming as well as "add-on" options for popular… Go To Full Article

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