Silicon Power Mobile C31 Dual Interface USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-06-22 read/post comments()

With the new Mobile C31 USB 3.1 Flash Drive, Silicon Power is proposing a data transfer solution between different modern devices such as tablets, smartphones, PCs, laptops, without the need of accessing the online cloud. While the write speeds to the drive do reach a decent value of about 38MB/s, we have very good read speeds nearing 155MB/s, which should be enough in most usage environments.   read more

Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Tournament Edition Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2017-06-21 read/post comments(0)

As the high-end Sound BlasterX H7 headset, the H5 Tournament Edition does offer a comfortable and light chassis, which does incorporate large 50mm drivers. The TE version drivers do feature extra tuning in order to obtain clear and loud audio output, a fact that does not only benefit gamers, but also people who watch lots of multimedia content. read more

Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by stefan @ 2017-06-19 read/post comments()

The new MasterLiquid Pro 280 Liquid CPU Cooler from Cooler Master does impress with the good quality of materials, durability of both pump, fans but also features impressive cooling capabilities when talking about an octal-core overclocked platform. Given we do have at our disposal the stock AM4 backplate, the installation for the Ryzen platform is pretty straight forward thanks to the Upgrade Kit and the supplied MasterFan Pro 140mm do offer an extra level of customization, by offering an integrated fan controller, with three different profiles. read more

Corsair Lighting Node PRO Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2017-06-15 read/post comments(0)

Paired with the Corsair LINK software, the Lighting Node PRO is an easy way to equip your computer case with configurable LED lighting strips. The strips do feature mounting tape backings and are also magnetic in order to be kept secure onto the chassis. The “brains” is composed of a small box which does feature two separate channels for connecting not only the supplied strips, but is also compatible with the HD RGB LED hubs, for even more flexibility. read more

be quiet! SILENT LOOP 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler Revisited on Ryzen

Cooling/CPU Cooling by stefan @ 2017-06-13 read/post comments(0)

The SILENT LOOP 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler from be quiet! is built in cooperation with Alphacool from high quality components, which can be often found on custom loops. While the installation procedure may be a little tricky for people that haven’t got in contact with liquid cooling systems before, all can be performed flawlessly if we do follow the instructions from the manual. Besides the reverse-flow pump and the 277 x 124 x 30 radiator, we do also get two Pure Wings 2 120mm fans which can rotate up to 2000RPM; this model does rely completely on the fan speed regulation of the motherboard, so we may get different results depending on the preset fan curve of each manufacturer. read more

Creative MUVO 2 Portable Water-resistant Bluetooth Speaker with Built-in MP3 Player Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2017-06-11 read/post comments()

The MUVO 2 speaker from Creative water resistant capabilities is able to tackle all the splashes from rain or at the pool, can combat dust during travel and is available in multiple colors in order to match your style. Versus the smaller 2c variant, we now get two full-range speakers which have been fine-tuned from the factory along with a central passive radiator, which can deliver decent bass for an unit as small as this one (67 x 190 x 380 – H x W x D). The 2200mAh built-in Li-ion battery can deliver up to 10 hours of music (depending on the volume levels) and the speaker does accept inputs from various sources such as USB, analog jack, Bluetooth… read more
Storage/NAS Thecus N4810 High-Value 4-bay NAS Review by stefan @ 2017-06-08
Storage/Other Lexar Jumpdrive S57 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2017-06-06
Others/Networking Gear Synology RT2600ac Wi-Fi Router Review by stefan @ 2017-05-31
Storage/Other ICY DOCK ExpressCage MB326SP-B Review by stefan @ 2017-05-30
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Sorting Lego sucks, so here’s an AI that does it for you

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Neural networks are currently being tasked with everything from adding animations to video games to reproducing images taken from MRI scans. Training the AI, which needs to be fed vast amounts of data, can be a slog and even then… Go To Full Article

EU court will not rule on Intel anti-trust case until next year

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Gives it time to save up a bit Europe's top court is unlikely to rule on Intel’s appeal against a record 1.06 billion euro EU antitrust fine until next year The European Commission hit… Go To Full Article

SpaceX launches and lands two rockets in a single weekend

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SpaceX's technical problems that caused an explosion last September seem well behind it, as it pulled off the rare feat of launching two rockets this weekend. On Friday, the Falcon 9 lofted a Bulgarian communications satellite into orbit from Florida... Go To Full Article

Torvalds grrs at grsecurity

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It doesn’t care if it breaks anything Open sauce’s Mr Sweary,Linus Torvalds has waded into security outfit grsecurity. For those who came in late grsecurity, maker of Linux kernel security enhancements. As Torvalds gets… Go To Full Article

Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs have broken hyper-threading

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Dark side of the hyperthreading loom While the war is blazing between Intel and AMD fanboys over the superiority of the latest range of chips, debian developers have spotted some rather nasty coding in Chipzilla’s latest… Go To Full Article

Netflix remains ruthless as 'Girlboss' cut after one season

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Netflix never talks audience numbers with its shows, but there's one sure way to know when one is doing poorly. The streaming company cancelled Girlboss, the third series over the last month to get canned. The show was unpopular with… Go To Full Article

Bykski FOUR CPU Waterblock @ techPowerUp

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Bykski is a watercooling brand that has been operating in Asia thus far, but recently made strides to go global. Their new FOUR series of CPU waterblocks offer five color customization options, a metal top cover on an acrylic top,… Go To Full Article

Italy mulls iPhone ban

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Persecuting the Apple cult in the traditional Roman way The country which gave the world pizza, pasta and European civilisation is mulling over saving the nation from the fruity cargo cult by banning the iPhone. Go To Full Article

Mohu's latest indoor antenna has a 65-mile range

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Mohu has something new for all of the cord-cutters out there. The company has upgraded its indoor Leaf antenna and the new version delivers a 65-mile reception range. That's up from the 50-mile range of the previous model. Mohu says… Go To Full Article

Alphacool Eisbaer 120 CPU AIO Water Cooler Review @ Hardware Asylum

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With the Alphacool Eisbaer you now have an option to build a user friendly cooling system that can grow with your build instead of locking you into it. Go To Full Article

REEVEN Polariz RFC-04 Fan Controller

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" ... Anyone looking to have absolute precision and control of their cooling system with a fan controller should look no further than the Polariz from REEVEN! " Go To Full Article

Top 10 Best MMOs

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It's no secret that MMORPGs are some of the most popular PC games on the planet. Since the early days of Ultima Online all the way to more recent offerings like Black Desert Online, MMOs have filled a gap in… Go To Full Article

Bug-zapping laser will only kill bad insects

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There are good insects, and then there are bad bugs. And the folks at Seattle-based Intellectual Ventures Lab (IVL) have been working on a device that will only kill pests and leave the others unharmed. It's called the Photonic Fence,… Go To Full Article

Ex-NASA scientist calls Goop's 'healing stickers' a load of BS

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You're probably used to ignoring all those overpriced New Age-y therapies and miracle cures Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop tends to promote. Remember that time when it suggested inserting jade eggs into the vagina to "increase chi?" No? Well, you can... Go To Full Article

Facebook, not presidential ambition, is why Zuckerberg’s on tour

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There's been a lot of speculation around whether Mark Zuckerberg is or is not planning to run for office. From his nationwide tour to his rejection of atheism, there have been quite a few moments that could be interpreted as… Go To Full Article

Artificial iris responds to light like real eyes

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The human iris does it's job of adjusting your pupil size to meter the amount of light hitting the retina behind without you having to actively think about it. And while a camera's aperture is designed to work the same… Go To Full Article

Custom Spectacles takes snaps under the sea

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Spectacles have made sharing marginally exciting videos on land via Snapchat easier. It also helps that you no longer need to hunt down a vending machine to snag a pair in the US. But a partnership between the social network… Go To Full Article

WhatsApp is becoming a top news source in some countries

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WhatsApp might not be all that popular in the US, but in some places, it's fast becoming a place where people can safely share and get the latest news. According to a study conducted by the Reuters Institute for the… Go To Full Article

Tumblr apologizes for filtering out LGBTQ+ content

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Tumblr* says it has fixed the main issues that were plaguing "Safe Mode," a feature it recently launched to hide all NSFW posts from your Dashboard. It's a welcome addition for libraries, schools or parents who don't want to block… Go To Full Article

Patriot Viper V560 Gaming-Mouse

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"The Patriot Viper V560 Mouse arrived Technic3D. We will check the V560 with up to 12.000 dpi and six Buttons in the following Review on Technic3D." Go To Full Article

Transfer Steam Games to an SSD without Redownloading

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Although solid state drives have steadily increased in capacity, so too have the size of game installs. Today's triple-A titles commonly occupy upwards of 20GB with many approaching or exceeding 60GB, especially after accounting for downloadable content. Ironically, it's often… Go To Full Article

It's now easier to get Purism's security-focused laptops

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Purism is nowhere near as well-known as other PC makers, but you may want to keep it on your radar if you're becoming increasingly concerned about security and privacy. The company, which only used to sell made-to-order machines, has just… Go To Full Article

Self-driving cars are safer when they talk to each other

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Most current self-driving technology relies on cameras, radar and lidar. These sensory devices serve as eyes for the car, mimicking what a human driver can see. But a University of Michigan public-private partnership called Mcity is testing V2V, or v... Go To Full Article

Windows 10 source code leak is an embarrassment for Microsoft

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Earlier this week, Beta Archive posted Windows 10 source code related to USB, storage and WiFi drivers on its free FTP site. Now, a spokesperson for Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that this code, from the Shared Source Kit,… Go To Full Article

Hackers target UK parliament email accounts

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After a report from The London TImes that the email addresses and passwords of British cabinet members and other government officials were being traded by Russian hackers, it looks like the inevitable next step has occurred: a cyberattack on the… Go To Full Article

In 2017, tweets are official presidential statements

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Does a tweet count as an official response to a federal inquiry? Unsurprisingly, the White House thinks so. As reported by Reuters, the White House sent a letter to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee claiming that a pair of… Go To Full Article

'Rocket League' will die without cross-console multiplayer

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All online games eventually die. But the difference between the original version of World of Warcraft and, say, Call of Duty: Ghosts is that WoW was more of a service on an open system (PC). Players were able to gradually… Go To Full Article

Memblaze Launches PBlaze5 SSDs

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Memblaze has introduced its new generation of server-class NVMe SSDs for mixed and mission critical workloads. The PBlaze5 SSDs are based around Micron's 3D eTLC memory and paired with a Microsemi Flashtec controller. The SSDs come in PCIe 3.0 x8… Go To Full Article

Sony is losing its grip on the indie market

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Here we go again. In 2011, Microsoft was the indie king. The industry was just blossoming thanks to services like Steam and Xbox Live Arcade, which introduced independent games to huge, hungry audiences. Indie Game: The Movie was about to… Go To Full Article

LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C Professional All-Terrain Mobile Storage Review

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Thanks to its IP 54 certified rugged enclosure designed by Neil Poulton and its compatibility with both MAC and Windows systems via Thunderbolt and USB 3.1 connectivity the latest 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C Professional All-Terrain Mobile Storage by LaCie could… Go To Full Article

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