Silicon Power Armor Series A30 USB 3.0 2TB Portable HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2014-11-25 read/post comments()

The Armor A30 2.5’’ USB 3.0 portable drives from Silicon Power are built to last in harsh conditions and the manufacturer has included materials like shock-resistant silica gel which combines with the plastic external shell. Silicon Power also reminds us that the drive has passed the test in compliance with the US military MIL-STD-810G (transit drop test) which means a 300cm experimental fall test. read more

Func MS-2 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-11-24 read/post comments()

The Func MS-2 mouse has given us a good impression as the MS-3 version before it and is able to deliver a good gaming experience for mainstream gamers and seems to be better suited for fingertip grip users with smaller hands. The soft-touch coating offers a good grip which is important during long gaming sessions while the extra buttons are carefully placed for easy accessibility. read more

Corsair DDR4 16GB Vengeance LPX 2800C16 Memory Kit Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-18 read/post comments(0)

DDR4 has finally hit the big masses with the release of Intel's high end X99 platform aka Haswell-E. Besides the massive available bandwidth these DDR4 modules can also pack a far higher density per stick. All this goodness is available at your disposal while requiring a mere 1.2Volts. Only drawback, as per each technology at launch is the high retail price. Today we have a look at CORSAIR's mainstream kit: the Vengeance LPX series, however mainstream doesn't necessarily imply low speeds. The kit we are reviewing today runs out of the box at 2800MHz; not uber high end speeds though more than suitable to satisfy both the tweakers and the die-hard enthusiasts. read more

Shuttle Barebone XH81 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-11-17 read/post comments()

Shuttle proposes another compact X-type chassis with their XH81 barebone which can house the latest Intel Haswell processors and the motherboard is driven by the H81 chipset which we have also found with the DS81. Its dimensions are 238 x 200 x 72 mm (LWH) and also supports installation of one slim optical drive in front, while for storage we can use 2.5’’ drives along with mSATA storage. read more

ThL 5000 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-11-12 read/post comments()

If you are on the market for a high-performance octa-core MTK model, which is packed with a good Sony camera sensor, 16GB of internal memory, 2GB of RAM and a very consistent 5000mAh battery, then look no further since the ThL has all these and is bundled with plenty of other accessories thanks to Chinavasion. read more

Patriot Memory Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 OTG Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-11-11 read/post comments()

The new Stellar Boost XT drive from Patriot Memory has quite a small footprint and also features a durable rubberized chassis. The read performance of the drive is very good, nearing 150MB/s in our tests, while the writes are in the 35MB/s area, quite close to the best performing USB 2.0 drives. These speeds are more than enough for maxing out the transfers when connected to our favorite smartphone/tablet which supports OTG for doing backups, watching Full HD content and many other activities. read more
CPU Haswell-E Part2: Intel i7-5820K & i7-5930K Tested by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-07
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R9 285 IceQ X2 OC 2GB GDDR5 Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-11-04
Tradeshow & OC events HWBOT Announces the HWBOT Country Cup 2014 – from November 1 until December 20 by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-31
Storage/HDD Corsair Voyager Air 2 Mobile Wireless Storage 1 TB Review by stefan @ 2014-10-30
Others/All-in-one PC Pivos XIOS XS Entertainment Center Review by stefan @ 2014-10-29

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Far Cry 4 patch addresses black-screen issue

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No doubt about it, Far Cry 4 has had a less bumpy launch than Assassin's Creed Unity. Still, some players have been running into problems—particularly, as PC World reported last Friday, those with dual-core CPUs like the new Pentium AE. Go To Full Article

Sony's new plan means fewer TVs and smartphones, more PlayStations

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Sony may know how to build great gadgets, but convincing people to part with money in exchange for them has turned out to be nearly impossible. In the outfit's most recent financial results, its faltering mobile division was single-handedly... Go To Full Article

Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia Denim update coming out soon

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The update will bring mostly device-exclusive features and changes. While both Apple and Google have been rolling out major updates to iOS and Android recently, Microsoft has been rather mum about the next update to Windows Phone 8.1. However, the… Go To Full Article

There are now 3 billion internet users, but mostly in rich countries

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The UN's International Telecommunication's Union (ITU) has revealed that over 3 billion people are now connected to the internet, an increase of 6.6 percent over last year. The good news is that such access can have a huge impact "for… Go To Full Article

Super Talent Unveils its DDR4 DRAM Modules

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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces line of DDR4 DRAM modules. DDR4 is the successor to DDR3 which is widely used in global enterprise computing solutions. Chip support for DDR4 comes with Intel's next-generation… Go To Full Article

Lian Li Announces Windowed Version of PC-Q33

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Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces a windowed version of the PC-Q33 Mini-ITX Chassis - PC-Q33W. The PC-Q33W features the same flip-open design and space-efficient hardware support as the original PC-Q33, while also having windows on both side panels, allowing… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design's Define R5 mid-tower looks like one stealthy Scandinavian

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Fractal Design's long-awaited Define R5 mid-tower has finally arrived, and it looks like a worthy successor to the popular R4. The styling is practical identical, which should please fans of the family's clean lines and Scandinavian sensibilities. The focus on… Go To Full Article

Google makes it easy to see every device logged into your account

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Between your smartphone, desktop at work, tablet, laptop at home and whatever else in between, keeping track of the devices your Google account is signed into can be a hassle. Next time you notice strange activities occurring with one of… Go To Full Article

ARM fails to dent X86 server market

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Beancounters at mighty chip behemoth Intel can stop playing with their worry beads as it looks as though servers based on ARM technology are failing to dent X86 server business. A report in Taiwanese wire Digitimes said… Go To Full Article

Virtual reality boggles the brain

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Yesterday we reported that Thomas Cook wants to woo customers by showing them fun places they might like to book a holiday. And so they might be interested in research from UCLA which finds the brain reacts… Go To Full Article

Corsair Obsidian 250D @ techPowerUp

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We have reviewed most Obsidian cases in the past - with a few exceptions. One being the the tiny but capable 250D, the smallest chassis in this family of enclosures. This review of the Corsair Obsidian 250D will show whether… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Announces Seidon 120V Ver 2 CPU Cooler

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Cooler Master announces today the Seidon 120V Ver.2, the latest additions to Cooler Master's all-in-one liquid cooling line. Cooler master already launched its first AIO liquid cooler in March 2004, getting back to the liquid cooling market in 2012. This… Go To Full Article

Intel's 3D NAND to Ship in H2'15: 256Gbit Die & 32 Layers

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Last Thursday in its annual Investor Meeting Intel revealed the first details of its 3D NAND technology and announced that it will begin the shipments of 3D NAND in the second half of 2015. While Intel's investment in 3D NAND… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Announces Define R5 Chassis

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The wait is over! Fractal Design is proud to announce the next generation of the, worldwide, award winning Define series. Fractal Design Define R5 is the next evolution in the widely popular Define Series. Packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features… Go To Full Article

Synology Unveils DiskStation DS215j NAS

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Synology today launched DiskStation DS215j, a 2-bay NAS server designed for home and personal users to manage data, stream media contents, synchronize files on the cloud, while keeping their digital assets safe and secure. "The DS215j is packed with advanced… Go To Full Article

Amazon will now deliver to your local Post Office

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As Amazon prepares for another bumper Christmas, the internet giant has been doing all it can to ensure its logistics are in order. Just over a week ago, it debuted free same-day delivery for Prime members, striking a blow against… Go To Full Article

Samsung reveals new eye-tracking mouse for the disabled

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Samsung has just unveiled the EyeCan+, a next-gen version of its eye-tracking mouse. Positioned below a monitor, it helps people with disabilities write and edit documents or surf the web using eye movement and blinking. Created as a a labor… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Define R5 Mid-Tower Case Review

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Fractal Design is probably best know for it's Define series chassis lineup, cases designed for high performance while keeping a low noise level and budget price tag. The current version, the Define R4, was much praised for its customization options,… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE Releases FORCE H1 Wireless Headphones Designed for Mobile Gaming

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Bringing comfort with premium mobility-centric features for gaming on the go Taipei, Taiwan, 25th November, 2014 — GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium hardware brand, today releases the FORCE H1 wireless gaming headphones designed for mobile gaming… Go To Full Article

Zalman's Future May Not Be That Bleak After All

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It appears that Moneaul's multi-million dollar fraud will not be driving Zalman to bankruptcy after all. Word comes that the Korean courthouse handling the case has decided that Zalman, which was a child company of Moneaul, was not involved in… Go To Full Article

[M] Silicon Power Armor Series A30 USB 3.0 2TB Portable HDD Review

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The Armor A30 2.5’’ USB 3.0 portable drives from Silicon Power are built to last in harsh conditions and the manufacturer has included materials like shock-resistant silica gel which combines with the plastic external shell. Silicon Power also reminds us… Go To Full Article

Windows 10's app store will be workplace-friendly

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If you use a Windows 8 PC, you've probably noticed that the Windows Store is built for home use; you'll find serious tools like Office, but it's not really meant for work. That's going to change in a big, big… Go To Full Article

Sony Paralyzed By Computer Hacker Attack

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I have no idea if this story is true or not but, if it is, Sony is going to have its hands full for a while. Things have come to a standstill at Sony today, after the computers in New… Go To Full Article

eBay retires stand-alone, same-day delivery apps

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When eBay Now first surfaced two years ago, it appeared in the guise of an iOS app that promised same-day delivery for products sold by local stores. The service managed to pick up some steam (or at least that's what… Go To Full Article

Homescreen app lets you peek at other’s digital lifestyle

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A data-obsessed company by the name of betaworks is working on an app that will essentially tell you a lot know about a person’s digital addiction just by looking at their homescreens. Aptly dubbed as Homescreen, the app from betaworks… Go To Full Article

NSA Privacy Director says fears of government spying are unwarranted

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It was one of the final questions of the NSA's open Q&A today, and one that's weighed heavily on the minds of American citizens since the Prism scandal last year: "Are our fears of being discreetly spied on merited?" They… Go To Full Article

A new project promises to turn your iPhone into a VR headset

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Thanks to accessories like Google Cardboard and Samsung's Gear VR, using a smartphone to enter a virtual reality world has become relatively simple. However, those options have the limitation of being available to use only with Android, leaving iOS... Go To Full Article

Why are so many video games broken at launch?

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Allow me to begin with my very best Andy Rooney impersonation: When I was growing up, there was no such thing as a "day one patch." I went to Video Station on Saturday with my parents -- if I was… Go To Full Article

Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse Review

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We have previously tested a lot of products from Logitech. In this review we look at the new Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse with a impressive 12000 dpi sensor and build in weight system. Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Define R5 Case Review

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Fractal Design is a Swedish company that designs Cases, fans and Power Supplies. The product we are looking at today is their Fractal Design Define R5 Case. It is a Midi ATX case with a Classic design, but… Go To Full Article

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