Crucial X8 1TB Portable SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2020-04-02 read/post comments(0)

Judging by the length of the supplied USB Type-C cable, the X8 was mainly thought to be used with more portable devices such as laptops, tablets or even consoles. Thanks to the high read/write speeds, we can successfully use the drive for productivity tasks and not only for backups and data migration from one computer to the other, solving a lot of issues in case your device has not been equipped with a high-capacity SSD. During normal use, the aluminum unibody chassis of the product can become warm to the touch, meaning that it is also used as a heatsink for the internal drive. read more

Silicon Power Armor A80 Waterproof & Shockproof Portable HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2020-03-29 read/post comments(0)

The Armor A80 portable hard drive from Silicon Power comes with a premium build, which was pre-tested in order to be compliant with U.S. military drop test requirements, meets water resistant standard IEC 529 IPX7, transforming the product in a water, pressure, vibration and dust resistant model. While for the 2TB version we have found a WD Blue 2.5’’ 7mm PC HDD inside, the drive is surrounded by a shock-resistant silica gel in order to protect it from damages. read more

CORSAIR SCIMITAR RGB ELITE MMO/MOBA Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-03-25 read/post comments(0)

In order to try out the new SCIMITAR RGB ELITE, we fired up Grim Dawn, TERA but also StarCraft II; after positioning the Key Slider Control system to our liking, the 12-button assembly was easily accessible for accessing our macros. We could work with the spells/actions faster than accessing the keyboard keys and during this time the mouse shape did really help as well regarding comfort. For other game types such as FPS we would go though with lighter mice though, since this model weights about 122g without the cable. read more

Toshiba P300 6TB Desktop PC Hard Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2020-03-20 read/post comments(0)

Over the previously tested P300 4TB, the 6TB version has improvements regarding both read and write speeds, but in regular operation the two drives will perform about the same. What is to be appreciated here is the increased storage capacity, while keeping the noise levels and power consumption to a minimum. We have performed out testing without a direct airflow to the drive, and never seen temperatures raising over 33 degrees Celsius, meaning that the product will operate fine in cases with less than decent ventilation as well. read more

Razer DeathAdder V2 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-03-18 read/post comments(0)

It was only a matter of time till Razer would bring the latest technologies to its signature DeathAdder mouse; we have tested the mouse in The Division 2, Dying Light and Beyond: Two Souls and we were quite impressed with the comfort this mouse can offer, even during longer gaming sessions. The high-performance sensor is quite overkill for most mainstream gamers, but a delight for competitive gamers that need to squeeze even the last bit of performance out of their gear. read more

Toshiba P300 4TB Desktop PC Hard Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2020-03-14 read/post comments(0)

While the transfer rates are a bit lower when compared with 7200RPM drives of the same capacity, we are seeing good numbers for both reads and writes, making the P300 4TB a great mainstream drive, for use along an SSD. Considering that the necessary space for storing multimedia content such as games, 4K movies but also productivity tools has been increased considerably (we have seen some AAA gaming titles requiring over 100GB of space), a drive like this should be the answer if you are not overly-pretentious regarding loading times. Another great use for these drives is for backups and generally lower RPM drives tend to produce less vibrations as well. read more
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Patriot P300 Review @ Vortez

@ 2020/04/03 read/post comments(0)
Today we’re looking at Patriot’s latest PCI-E 3.0 x4 SSD, the P300. Available in capacities of 128GB all the way up to 2TB, there’s a wide range available to suit a broad variety of requirements, and with speeds in excess… Go To Full Article

'iPhone SE 2020' rumored to launch soon

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Especially because it seems like high-end phones are getting bigger and more expensive, there's been a lot of interest in rumors over the last year or so that Apple will release another value-priced model. The iPhone SE provided strong performanc...… Go To Full Article

Patriot P300 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD Review @ CDRLabs.com

@ 2020/04/03 read/post comments(0)
“Patriot's P300 SSD is a great choice for the cost-conscious consumer looking to boost the performance and storage capacity of their desktop or notebook computer. This compact, M.2 form factor SSD is powered by Phison's PS5013-E13T controller and is available… Go To Full Article

Jabra Elite 75t True Wireless Earbuds Review

@ 2020/04/03 read/post comments(0)
The latest Elite 75t TWS Earbuds by Jabra are not only smaller compared to their predecessor the award-winning Elite 65t model but they also sound better and last much longer. Go To Full Article

Apex Legends' brings back duos and Kings Canyon permanently

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The next Apex Legends event is about to get underway and while that might only last for a few weeks, Respawn is bringing back a couple of key features on a permanent basis. The original Kings Canyon map will join… Go To Full Article

Sony indefinitely delays ‘The Last of Us Part II’

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Naughty Dog has just about finished work on The Last Of Us Part II. It's taking care of the last few bugs and then the long-awaited sequel should be all set. However, Sony has delayed the game for a second… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Reactor Gold 750W Power Supply Review

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No matter if home server, gaming PC or workstation, a reliable power supply with sufficient power reserves is essential for the trouble-free operation of a computer. With the appropriate name Reactor, Cooler Master offers a fully modular 750W ATX power… Go To Full Article

‘Fallout 76’ will be free on Steam if you already bought it for PC

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Bethesda’s Fallout 76 was met with a tepid response, but people are still playing it. More gamers will likely join the open-world multiplayer title when it comes to Steam on April 14th, along with the Wastelanders update. If you already… Go To Full Article

Google invests $6.5 million to fight coronavirus-related misinformation

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When it comes to a potentially deadly respiratory disease like COVID-19, accurate and reliable information can be the difference between life and death. To that end, Google says it will provide $6.5 million in funding to organizations combating misin... Go To Full Article

ASUS Launches ROG Strix XG27WQ Curved 165Hz Monitor

@ 2020/04/03 read/post comments(0)
AMD’s FreeSync Premium Pro certification promises quite a lot when it comes to features and quality, but unfortunately there are less than a dozen of such displays available on the market today. Thankfully, that market will be getting one more… Go To Full Article

Razer updates Blade 15 laptop with fresh hardware

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Intel 10th gen Core i7 CPUs and Nvidia RTX Super Mobile graphics cards Following the launch of both Intel's latest 10th gen CPUs and Nvidia's RTX Super Mobile graphics cards, Razer has updated its Blade 15 laptop,… Go To Full Article

‘Sea of Thieves’ is coming to Steam with crossplay

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Microsoft's buccaneering simulator, Sea of Thieves, already has 10 million players on Xbox One and Windows 10. The company announced that the game is coming soon to Steam, adding to an already large stable of Microsoft games on Valve's platfo...… Go To Full Article

ASUS Crams a 14-Inch Secondary Screen Into the ROG Zephyrus Duo Laptop

@ 2020/04/03 read/post comments(0)
Dual-screen laptop designs have never entered the mainstream, despite the fan site I set up for the ThinkPad W700DS in freshman year. But thanks to a boost in power from the latest Intel and NVIDIA chips, ASUS is ready to… Go To Full Article

‘The Complex’ is almost a good FMV game

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There are countless examples of the real world intruding on art, making something that was fine a day ago a grisly mistake now. The pilot episode of X-Files spin-off The Lone Gunmen, which aired six months before 9/11, featured a… Go To Full Article

Google donates Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots to California students

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To help students keep up with their studies during the coronavirus pandemic, Google will donate 4,000 Chromebooks and 100,000 WiFi hotspots to households in California. Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the initiative in a tweet on Wedn... Go To Full Article

Facebook debuts standalone Messenger app on Mac and PC

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Today, Facebook is bringing its Messenger app to desktop. You can now access Messenger -- including unlimited and free group video calls -- on MacOS and Windows. The desktop app will sync across mobile, offer notifications for new messages and… Go To Full Article

Google's AI can replicate your photos in the style of iconic paintings

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There are loads of apps out there that use filters to turn your photos into works of art. You can give your selfie a delicate watercolor feel, for example, or ramp up the colors and composition to create a frenzied… Go To Full Article

Peloton's workout app is now available on Android TV

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Peloton might be best known for its connected exercise equipment (and that questionable TV ad), but it also produces a range of instructor-led workouts that can be done at home with no equipment at all. And from today, you'll be… Go To Full Article

Nvidia partners to roll out GTX 1650 with GDDR6 memory

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Should give it a decent performance boost Nvidia is apparently preparing to give its GTX 1650 a much-needed boost with GDDR6 memory, giving it a 50 percent boost in the memory performance. It appears… Go To Full Article

Nvidia launches GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER for laptops

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RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2060 notebooks from $999 Early April is clearly the time for notebook expansion, and Nvidia is no exception. The company has just announced that Top OEMs launch 100+ laptop designs with GeForce… Go To Full Article

Sonos has a big sale on its Beam, One and One SL speakers

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Sonos is currently offering a decent $50 off a number of its speakers, taking them down to some of the lowest prices we've seen since Black Friday. The Sonos Beam, Sonos One and Sonos One SL are all reduced, and… Go To Full Article

NASA successfully deploys the James Webb Telescope's enormous mirror

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The huge mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope -- its successor to Hubble -- has been successfully tested for the first time, putting it one step closer to its eventual launch, which is slated for 2021. Like Hubble --… Go To Full Article

Apple makes sky dark for Android weather watchers

@ 2020/04/02 read/post comments(0)
We invented the weather Apple has given a popular weather app a pile of cash and told it to shut off Android users from the service. Jobs' Mob acquired Dark Sky, a weather app… Go To Full Article

Lenovo Legion Laptop Launch: 10th Gen Intel Core And RTX Super Updates

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Lenovo is announcing some updated products today featuring the new 10th generation Intel Core H-Series and NVIDIA RTX Super mobile GPUs, and Lenovo is taking advantage of the new NVIDIA Advanced Optimus as well, allowing better battery life while still… Go To Full Article

Intel Details 10th Gen Comet Lake-H for 45 W Notebooks: Up to 5.3 GHz*

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Two of the big announcements out of CES this year were both mobile related: Intel and AMD announced they would be launching new gaming laptop processors into the market in the first half of this year. 45 W parts, also… Go To Full Article

Acer Gaming Laptop Updates: 10th Gen Intel Core And NVIDIA RTX Super

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With the announcement of the latest Intel Core H-Series and NVIDIA’s RTX Super lineup, Acer is announcing a refresh today of a couple of their gaming laptop models. Both make the jump to the 10th generation Intel Core lineup of… Go To Full Article

Razer's Blade 15 packs an 8-core Intel CPU and RTX 2080 Super

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Razer has unveiled the 2020 Blade 15 Advanced with more gaming and content creation power, along with one long overdue addition. To start with, the Advanced model is the first Razer Blade with an 8-core CPU, namely the 10th-generation Intel… Go To Full Article

ASUS adds new Intel chips to its Zephyrus gaming laptops

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ASUS has refreshed its line of gaming laptops with new 10th Generation Intel Core processors, NVIDIA RTX 2070/2080 Super graphics and a bunch of other features designed to make gaming and content creation slicker and smoother. First up, the new… Go To Full Article

FCC vote on 6 GHz WiFi will take place April 23rd

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On April 23rd, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to allow WiFi devices to access the 6 GHz band. The band is currently being used by companies like broadcast firms and utilities to beam video signals and monitor… Go To Full Article

HyperX Cloud MIX Wired Gaming Headset with Bluetooth

@ 2020/04/02 read/post comments(0)
" ... The HyperX Cloud MIX is one of those attractive gaming headsets that's ideal for the habitual gamers, and of course for all those enthusiast who can't live without a headset. Featuring both wired and wireless options, you now… Go To Full Article

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