BIOSTAR Racing X470GT8 AM4 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/AMD AM4 by stefan @ 2018-08-13 read/post comments(0)

With the Racing X470GT8, BIOSTAR has built a solid mainstream platform for the AMD Ryzen 2000 series and packs quite a bit of features. The UEFI interface is easy to navigate and within it we can fine-tune the system performance or adapt the settings depending on the installed hardware. Thanks to the total of four memory slots, we can install up to 64GB of RAM and theoretically up to 3200MHz RAM is supported; in our tests, the GEIL PC4 25600 3200MHz CL16 8GBx2 Samsung B-die based kit did run well until 2933MHz, but considering that we were running the latest BETA BIOS, things may improve in the future. read more

Toshiba High Speed M203 MicroSDXC Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2018-08-03 read/post comments(0)

The mainstream M203 High Speed microSDXC card from Toshiba is offering decent write speeds of about 24MB/s, permitting video shooting up to Full HD or taking photos at high resolutions with our preferred cameras. The captured multimedia content can be transferred to other devices thanks to the high read speed rate (about 92MB/s) and the product is also backed by no less than 5 years of warranty. read more

Toshiba EXCERIA M303 MicroSDXC Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2018-07-29 read/post comments(0)

The new EXCERIA M303 microSDXC cards from Toshiba are aimed towards 4K or Full-HD content recording and can fit the smallest available devices; these are rated as having V30 Video Speed Class and from our tests, we got near 70MB/s writes, which should be enough for most multimedia content. read more

CHERRY KC 6000 Slim Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-07-24 read/post comments(0)

The new KC 6000 Slim keyboard does come with a premium look and is ideal for people that enjoy laptop-style keys, even when working with desktops. The SX CHERRY switches are silent and offer a low-key travel of just about 2.5mm; these are rated for 10 million keypresses so we would recommend the keyboard for productivity work as well.       read more

CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i PRO RGB Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by stefan @ 2018-07-19 read/post comments(0)

For enabling use in even smaller case form factors, CORSAIR has now prepared the H100i PRO RGB cooler, that shares most of the features from the 280mm radiator version. In more detail, we are talking about Asetek’s Gen6 pump design, that is more compact and was built to offer performance while keeping the sound levels to a minimum, low permeation with black sleeving tubing and the ML fans. read more

ROCCAT Horde AIMO Membranical RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-07-12 read/post comments()

In order to try out the new Membranical switches of the Horde AIMO keyboard, we first wrote some articles in Word and afterwards we continued gaming in titles such as AION and Quake Champions: the main keys feel less rubbery when actuated versus a standard membrane switch and ROCCAT has managed to keep the sound levels to a minimum as well. The plastic casing of the keyboard does assist further with noise dampening, while the actuation point does allow the user to type without the need of bottoming out. read more
Audio/Others Creative iRoar Wireless Intelligent Speaker Review by stefan @ 2018-07-07
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR STRAFE RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2018-06-30
Storage/Other Toshiba TransMemory U365 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2018-06-22
Audio/Others Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card Review by stefan @ 2018-06-17
Storage/SSD Silicon Power PCIe Gen3x2 P32A80 256GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2018-06-12

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Google Goggles is officially dead

@ 2018/08/19 read/post comments(0)
Google signed Goggles' death warrant the moment it launched Lens, and now it looks like the tech giant is ready to bid farewell to its old image recognition app. As Android Police has noticed, the only thing you'll see when… Go To Full Article

Tesla accused of spying on employees

@ 2018/08/19 read/post comments(0)
And allowing drugs cartels to operate in their plants An employee fired from Tesla Nevada battery factory filed a whistleblower complaint with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Karl Hansen, filed a tip, complaints… Go To Full Article

Chinese homegrown browser is a Chrome clone

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Redcore borrows significantly from Google but it is not plagiarism Redcore, a Chinese start-up that claims to have produced a homegrown browser used by key government bodies and state-run companies, has come under fire after users… Go To Full Article

Aussie teen made a mockery of Apple’s security

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Former penal colony kid wanted to work for the company A Melbourne schoolboy who repeatedly broke into Apple’s secure computer systems is facing criminal charges after the technology giant called in the FBI. The… Go To Full Article

AI could disrupt the financial system

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World Economic Forum thinkers concerned AI will reshape the world of finance over the next decade or so by automating investing and other services -- but it could also introduce troubling systematic weaknesses and risks.… Go To Full Article

Switch has a secret VR mode

@ 2018/08/18 read/post comments(0)
vHackers might have activated it Hackers have uncovered and tested a screen-splitting "VR Mode" that has been buried in the Switch's system-level firmware for over a year. The discovery suggests that Nintendo at… Go To Full Article

HTC adds Oculus Rift support to Viveport

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Aims to tempt developers. Go To Full Article

Apple Empire meets its Manzikert

@ 2018/08/18 read/post comments(0)
IPhone gets the works It takes a lot for us to agree with Turkish strongman Tayyip Erdogan, but it seems in the midst of his war with America he has made a sane move – he… Go To Full Article

IGEL teams up with AMD

@ 2018/08/18 read/post comments(0)
Fattening up thin clients Secure enterprise management software IGEL has teamed up with AMD to further enhance the performance of the IGEL UD7 series thin clients with the addition of a new optional AMD Embedded Radeon E9170… Go To Full Article

Google might finally sell Pixel devices at retail stores

@ 2018/08/18 read/post comments(0)
Google has morphed into a serious hardware company. It's set to launch new Pixel 3 phones , Pixel Buds and a wearOS smartwatch, and currently sells lines of Daydream VR headsets, Pixelbooks, Home, Chromecast and Nest products. With all that,… Go To Full Article

Senators want Google and Facebook to block 3D-printed gun files

@ 2018/08/18 read/post comments(0)
US authorities lost the legal battle that would prevent Defense Distributed from legally releasing its 3D-printed gun files, but social networks can still ban them from their platforms. Facebook is already blocking people from posting their blueprint... Go To Full Article


@ 2018/08/18 read/post comments(0)
" Overall Cougar has managed to make an impressive value with the Ultimus RGB keyboard with only minor issues. If you are in the market for a good mechanical gaming keyboard but you don't feel like spending $100 or more… Go To Full Article

eBay makes it easy for amateur mechanics to shop for auto parts

@ 2018/08/17 read/post comments(0)
It can be tough buying the right auto parts online unless you're a pro or a very experienced DIYer. According to eBay, 49 percent of consumers mistakenly pick up components that are either not compatible with their vehicles or are… Go To Full Article

iStorage diskAshur 2 1TB PIN Authenticated Portable USB 3.1 Hard Drive Review

@ 2018/08/17 read/post comments(0)
With state of the art security measures including military grade FIPS PUB 197 validated AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption via PIN authentication and EDGE dedicated hardware based secure microprocessor which defends the drive against external tamper, bypass laser attacks, fault injections… Go To Full Article

Battlefield 5 gets the new Gamescom 2018 gameplay trailer

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The Devastation of Rotterdam in-game footage Electronic Arts has released the newest Battlefield 5 gameplay trailer ahead of Gamescom 2018 which kicks off next week in Cologne, Germany. Titled "Devastation of Rotterdam", the trailer… Go To Full Article

‘Black-ish’ showrunner Kenya Barris signs on at Netflix

@ 2018/08/17 read/post comments(0)
Kenya Barris, writer and director of the Emmy-nominated ABC show Black-ish and its Freeform spinoff Grown-ish, has signed a multi-year deal at Netflix. It's the latest coup for the streaming giant, which lured away blockbuster show creator Shonda Rhi...… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Wraith Ripper cooler comes in September

@ 2018/08/17 read/post comments(0)
One to have for Threadripper 2 CPUs Following the launch of AMD's 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, Cooler Master has announced its special edition Wraith Ripper tower CPU cooler, which can handle up to 250W of TDP. Go To Full Article

Google refines search to automatically show relevant subtopics

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Google periodically refines its search functionality to provide better -- or more necessary -- information. If you use it to look something up now, you'll see something new: A panel with basic details and a slew of subtopics contextually relevant… Go To Full Article

'PUBG' mobile app surpasses 100 million downloads

@ 2018/08/17 read/post comments(0)
In the constant fight between battle royale games Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), it might seem like the former has taken over most of the mindshare (and profits), especially on console and PC. On mobile, however, PUBG is doing pre... Go To Full Article

Twitter tries to reassure users amid backlash over third-party apps

@ 2018/08/17 read/post comments(0)
In April, Twitter announced that it would replace developer access to User and Site streams with new API. Several third-party app developers warned that this would disrupt their ability to work with the service. Today is the day, then, that… Go To Full Article

ZenBook Pro 15 review (2018): The touchscreen touchpad is no gimmick

@ 2018/08/17 read/post comments(0)
With the ZenBook Pro, ASUS is finally starting to out-innovate Apple. Mostly, that's because of the ScreenPad, a display that's tucked beneath the ZenBook Pro's trackpad. It's a similar concept to the MacBook Pro's TouchBar, but it can actually...… Go To Full Article

Google employees push back on censored China search engine

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Employees at Google are protesting the company's work on a censored search engine for China, the New York Times reports, signing a letter that calls for more transparency and questions the move's ethics. Reports of the search engine surfaced earlier... Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE's Cavium ThunderX2 Systems

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GIGABYTE's server division has started sales of its first servers based on Cavium’s ThunderX2 processors with up to 32 cores. Being among the primary companies to begin selling machines powered by these CPUs, GIGABYTE offers a lineup of two servers… Go To Full Article

That fancy Cortana thermostat now supports Alexa and Google Assistant

@ 2018/08/17 read/post comments(0)
If you've been eying Johnson Controls' slick, Microsoft-backed GLAS thermostat ever since it was unveiled in 2017, it's finally close at hand -- and you won't have to rely on Cortana for voice control, either. The $319 climate controller will… Go To Full Article

Gamdias Hades M1 Gaming Mouse Review

@ 2018/08/17 read/post comments(0)
Gamdias has added a new mouse to their product line, but this time it is a wireless mouse. The Hades M1 is equipped with wireless functionality, a 10800 DPI optical sensor, dual RGB light streams, two additional side panels grips,… Go To Full Article

EVGA Launches X299 Micro ATX 2 Motherboard

@ 2018/08/17 read/post comments(0)
EVGA this week introduced its second-generation Micro-ATX motherboard based on Intel’s X299 platform. The new mainboard has an improved VRM configuration with more phases and a better cooling, which may enable a higher overclocking potential for Intel’s Skylake-X CPUs. In… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master goes long with its ML360R RGB liquid cooler

@ 2018/08/17 read/post comments(0)
Cooler Master has put its stamp on several liquid coolers over the years, but it's never made one with a 360-mm radiator until now. The MasterLiquid ML360R RGB stretches out with an extra-long radiator that gets its airflow from three… Go To Full Article

In 'Iron Fist' season two, Danny must battle a familiar enemy

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The second season of Marvel's Iron Fist will hit Netflix in a few weeks, and to whet your appetite here's the first full trailer for the latest batch of episodes. It seems Danny's personal issues intensify this time around, as… Go To Full Article

Facebook birthday fundraisers earned over $300 million for charity

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A year ago, Facebook launched its birthday fundraiser feature through which users can celebrate their big day by raising money for a good cause. And it appears to be a pretty popular tool. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook… Go To Full Article

Kroger starts testing self-driving grocery delivery in Arizona

@ 2018/08/17 read/post comments(0)
You now have a chance to try Kroger's self-driving grocery delivery... if you happen to live in the right part of Arizona. The chain has launched its driverless delivery pilot at a single Fry's Food Stores location in Scottsdale, giving… Go To Full Article

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