Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2018-02-17 read/post comments(0)

The AORUS Ultra Gaming Z370 motherboard from Gigabyte does support the latest technologies such as USB 3.1 Gen2, USB DAC-UP 2, the newer Realtek ALC1220 CODEC, shielded slots, plenty of LED headers for extra programmable RGB lighting, a swappable overlay for Accent LED and more! The UEFI interface is really easy to use and we were quite impressed by the overclocking capabilities of this particular model. The board is also accompanied by a ton of extra software, so we can perform most of the system tuning settings without even entering the BIOS. read more

Xiaomi Mi 5X 32GB Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2018-02-06 read/post comments(0)

The Xiaomi Mi 5X has impressed us quite a bit in terms of build quality, performance, camera quality, GPS locking speed, accuracy and also sports a decent battery life. This model is a 5.5’’ phablet with a Full HD resolution screen and runs the latest MIUI 9.2 version; the same hardware is also sold with a different name “Mi A1” under the Android One software, if you do prefer a clean, non-skinned Android experience. GearBest lends a helping hand in order to avoid Customs hassles for European customers, so they have this model as ready to ship from their EU warehouse. read more

Toshiba TransMemory U364 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2018-02-01 read/post comments()

The TransMemory U364 USB Flash Drive from Toshiba was thought as very compact storage device on the v3.0 bus and is compatible with most operating systems. It weighs just about 3 grams and is available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB formats. These drives are covered by a five year warranty from the date of purchase. read more

Be Quiet Shadow Rock TF2 Air Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2018-01-29 read/post comments(0)

Be Quiet introduced at Computex 2017 their latest addition in air coolers, the Shadow Rock TF2. The Top Flow 2 is an optimized version of the original Shadow Rock TF, dating back from 2012; a TDP of 160W is achieved by redesigning the cooling fins now being directly linked to the base plate. Adding an extra copper heat pipe allow the new TF2 to be superior in heat dissipation than its predecessor. The new Shadow Rock TF2 is also more compatible with a wider range of enclosures due being 14mm lower in height; let us have a closer look at the latest Be Quiet addition! read more

CORSAIR ML PRO Series RGB Case Fans Review

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by stefan @ 2018-01-28 read/post comments(0)

The new ML PRO RGB series of fans from CORSAIR are combining performance with silence, while creating a nice LED light show inside your case via the unified Link software. If you are purchasing one of the fan packs, you will also receive the RGB lighting hub which supports up to six fans, along with the Lighting Node PRO module; the connectivity cables are also supplied, so you only have to connect the items as instructed inside the manual and enjoy the finished setup. read more

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW ULTRA SILENT GAMING Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2018-01-27 read/post comments(0)

With the new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent Gaming video card, EVGA is proposing a high-performance solution for 1440p or even 4K with medium to high details. All card clocks are identical to the stock Founders Edition due to Nvidia locks, but the card can be overclocked as soon as you boot to the OS thanks to the dedicated tool. Thanks to the huge triple-slot cooling solution, the card remains very silent even during demanding titles or even when overclocked, which can be considered a great selling point. read more
Storage/Other Silicon Power Mobile C50 Triple-Interface USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2018-01-23
Audio/Speakers&Amps Creative Omni Portable Multi-Room Wi-Fi/BT Voice-enabled Speaker Review by stefan @ 2018-01-17
Motherboards/Intel S1151 ECS Z370-LIGHTSABER LGA1151 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2018-01-13
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR K70 LUX RGB with PBT Double-shot Keycaps Review by stefan @ 2018-01-08
Storage/HDD Silicon Power Diamond D30S 2TB USB 3.1 HDD Review by stefan @ 2017-12-31

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Apple HomePod review: A great speaker that’s not so smart

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For Apple, being late to the smart speaker party isn't necessarily a sin. The company's ethos -- as explained by CEO Tim Cook time and again -- is that Apple cares more about being the best than being first. The… Go To Full Article

The Skydio R1 might be the smartest consumer drone in the sky

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Autonomous features in commercially available drones are nothing new. Heck, I'm old enough to remember when DJI Phantoms didn't even offer follow-along technology. Shorter version: Most every drone worth its rotors possesses some level of autonomy. B... Go To Full Article

Google is testing its fast-loading AMP tech inside Gmail

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At this point, Gmail is pretty much the only email provider anyone uses, but that doesn't mean that Google can rest upon its laurels. The company is now experimenting with its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) tools to bring email into… Go To Full Article

RED teaming with Foxconn on smaller, cheaper 8K cameras

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Foxconn plans to build smaller, cheaper 8K cameras in collaboration with cinema company RED, Nikkei reports. "We will make cameras that will shoot professional-quality films in 8K resolution but at only a third of current prices and a third of… Go To Full Article

Panasonic's ZS200 compact camera doubles down on zoom

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Along with the all-new GX9, Panasonic launched the ZS200 compact superzoom, a successor to the excellent ZS100. The new model hasn't massively changed, as it still offers a 1-inch, 20.1 megapixel sensor, 5-axis stabilization, 4K, 30 fps video and mor... Go To Full Article

ARM Announces Project Trillium Machine Learning IPs

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Today’s Arm announcement is a bit out of the norm for the company, as it’s the first in a series of staggered releases of information. For this first announcement Arm is publicly unveiling “Project Trillium” – a group of software… Go To Full Article

Panasonic's GX9 packs 4K video and more into a tinier body

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Panasonic's Lumix GX8 flagship compact was already a pretty innovative camera back in 2015 with 4K video, stabilization and a relatively high resolution 20.3-megapixel sensor. The next generation Lumix GX9 builds on that tech, but lowers the price an...… Go To Full Article

UK government has its own AI for detecting extremist videos

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Stemming the tide of extremist online content has been a major focus for tech giants in recent times, but despite their efforts, the UK parliament has condemned companies such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for "consciously failing" to take robust... Go To Full Article

The Morning After: Apple's HomePod gets hacked apart

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Apple's technically impressive HomePod has literally been hacked into pieces, we get a taste of Qualcomm's potent smartphone chip (coming soon) and strap an editor into an Iron Man toy mask in the interests of Journalism with a capital...… Go To Full Article

Consumer Reports rubbishes HomePod

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Countering the Tame Apple Press The Tame Apple Press is doing its best to flog Apple's overpriced mono speaker by saying that the sound quality is equal to $1000 speakers. However, the Consumer Reports magazine is having… Go To Full Article

Intel releases entry-level processor

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Desperate to steal Ryzen/Vega APU thunder In what can only be an incredibly half-hearted bid to distract from AMD's Ryzen/Vega APU launches yesterday, Chipzilla issued a new entry-level chip. The new Intel Core i3-8130U… Go To Full Article

ASUS puts discrete graphics inside its ultra-thin ZenBook

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ASUS showed off its ridiculously thin and light ZenBook 13 at CES earlier this year, but the model was missing a key component: a dedicated GPU. Now, though, the new ZenBook 13 UX331 offers the whole shebang at just 0.47-0.55… Go To Full Article

Consumers waking up to security issues

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Rank security over convenience for the first time A new study by IBM Security found that consumers are now ranking security over convenience for the first time. The study found that more than 74… Go To Full Article

Skype bug can't be fixed without a major rewrite

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Gives an attacker system level privileges Skype has a significant security flaw that Microsoft can't fix without a major code rewrite. The flaw is in Skype's updater process can allow an attacker to gain… Go To Full Article

Facebook opens up social VR app Spaces to Groups

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Facebook Spaces is no longer just a place for you to hang out with friends and family in your list: you can also use it to form bonds with people in the Groups you're in. You can now host or… Go To Full Article

Cryptocurrency mining site hijacked millions of Android phones

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Smartphone users are just as vulnerable to cryptocurrency mining hijacks as their PC counterparts, and sometimes on a dramatic scale. Malwarebytes has detailed a "drive-by" mining campaign that redirected millions of Android users to a website that... Go To Full Article

Facebook will add a Watch section for breaking news videos

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Facebook may be downplaying news in your actual News Feed, but its Watch team is headed in the opposite direction. The social network has announced that it's creating a section in Watch that will feature breaking news stories. News partnership… Go To Full Article

LG will unveil the new V30 with an AI camera at MWC 2018

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LG will unveil a new version of its flagship phone, the V30, at the annual Mobile World Congress this year -- and as the rumors said, it'll have an AI-powered camera. The Korean company has developed "Vision AI" to make… Go To Full Article

Crucial MX500 1TB Solid State Drive Review @

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" Crucial has knocked another one out of the park with its new MX500 SSD. This next generation drive combines Silicon Motion's SM2258 with Micron's new 64-layer 3D TLC NAND to deliver good performance, enhanced features and a high level… Go To Full Article

Twitter bans Congressional candidate after racist image

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Twitter is continuing to act on its promise to fight hate speech, however imperfectly. The site has banned Wisconsin Congressional candidate Paul Nehlen after he posted a racist image that placed the face of Cheddar Man (a dark-skinned British ances... Go To Full Article

PicoBrew Z series is a modular all-in-one setup for serious homebrewers

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After introducing Keurig-like pods for brewing beer at home, PicoBrew is back with a more traditional all-grain setup. The new Z Series allows brewers to use their own loose grains and hops instead of the company's own pre-packed ingredients. There… Go To Full Article

Google's next Android overhaul said to embrace 'notch'

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Google is working on an overhaul of its Android mobile software for a new generation of smartphones mimicking Apple Inc.'s controversial new "notch" at the top of the iPhone X, according to people familiar with the situation. The Android update,… Go To Full Article

Boston Dynamics' robots are the politest 'pets' you'll meet

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We hope you weren't planning on sleeping tonight. Boston Dynamics has posted a video showing that its SpotMini robot can hold the door open for its fellow automatons. If one bot needs a helping hand, it'll signal to another machine… Go To Full Article

Researchers use nanorobots to kill tumors in mice

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Our current methods of fighting malignant tumors are wildly inadequate. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments, while sometimes successful, come with massive side effects, mainly because every other cell in the body is also getting bombarded with chem... Go To Full Article

The ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ movie will be directed by Chris Columbus

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Almost a year ago, Blumhouse Productions -- the studio that followed the wild success of Paranormal Activity with hits like Insidious, Whiplash, Split and Get Out -- secured the film rights for the video game Five Nights At Freddy's. Today,… Go To Full Article

Samsung's redesigned emoji are actually recognizable

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When you send an emoji to a friend, you want it to convey the same information. For example, if you sent a "rolling eyes" emoji to a buddy using a Samsung phone, they might not pick up what you're laying… Go To Full Article

Instagram tests screenshot warnings for Stories

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Instagram is borrowing another feature from Snapchat, although this is one you'll definitely appreciate if you value your privacy. The social site has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing a screenshot warning system for Stories. If you're in,... Go To Full Article

EVGA launches new G1+ power supply units

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Improved G1 lineup with 10-year warranty EVGA has launched its newest G1+ line of power supply units (PSUs) which brings plenty of improvements compared to the earlier available G1 lineup, including shorter size, better efficiency, and quieter… Go To Full Article

IDC: Essential shipped less than 90,000 phones in 2017

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Andy Rubin's Essential Phone found its way into our best-of lists this holiday season and had a couple of great price drops, including a $399 Cyber Monday deal. Still, the phone doesn't seem to be doing very well. According to… Go To Full Article

[M] Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming LGA1151 Motherboard Review

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The AORUS Ultra Gaming Z370 motherboard from Gigabyte does support the latest technologies such as USB 3.1 Gen2, USB DAC-UP 2, the newer Realtek ALC1220 CODEC, shielded slots, plenty of LED headers for extra programmable RGB lighting, a swappable overlay… Go To Full Article

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