Neo Forza MARS RGB 64GB 3200MHz DDR4 Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2021-04-12 read/post comments(0)

The Neo Forza Mars 32GBx2 3200MHz C16 kit has performed great on the test platform and provides the much-needed capacity for productivity work that requires more resources such as video encoding. If you have a case with a plexiglass window, the kit can deliver quite a show, being compatible with RGB utilities from the most known motherboard manufacturers! read more


Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-04-08 read/post comments(0)

After customizing the DPI and button mapping with our preferences, we started up gaming in Outriders, Diablo 3 and DOOM Eternal: the mouse felt great when used with a palm grip, while the PixArt PMW3392 sensor has tracked flawlessly even more intense action scenes. The paracord cable and low weight of just about 74 grams completes the experience and if the setup is installed optimally you may think that you would be using a wireless mouse instead. read more

CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO XT Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-04-03 read/post comments(0)

The entry-level K55 RGB PRO XT does come with many features a lot of non-pretentious users will use frequently, while the membrane switches are a bit more silent when actuated versus some more expensive mechanical variants (though, less durable). The per-key programmable RGB backlighting, multimedia keys, dedicated buttons for Elgato Stream Deck, tons of programmability options in terms of key remapping do make the K55 RGB PRO XT a very versatile keyboard when used in combination with iCUE. read more

Patriot Memory Viper VP4100 PCI-E m.2 Gen 4x4 1TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2021-04-01 read/post comments(0)

The VP4100 PCIe Gen4 1TB SSD from Patriot Memory does perform in-line with the previous Silicon Power US70 PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2280 1TB model we have tested before and, in some instances, it succeeds to step a bit ahead. Thanks to the integrated heatsink, the drive will not throttle when it is accessed for longer workloads, while the TBW is rated at 1800TB, a benefit of using KIOXIA BICS4 96-Layer 3D TLC packages. read more

CORSAIR K65 RGB MINI Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-03-27 read/post comments(0)

The K65 RGB MINI keyboard does incorporate a ton of functions other full-sized models do have, like the extra functions, a powerful onboard controller which allows a polling rate of up to 8000Hz, hardware profiles for saving custom key functions and lighting presets, multiple switches to choose from and an assortment of keycaps which can be purchased separately right from CORSAIR’s online shop. read more

Neo Forza eSports NFP075 m.2 2280 1TB PCIe SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2021-03-22 read/post comments(0)

The NFP075 eSports M.2 SSD from Neo Forza does fall in line with the rated specifications, while the capacity does make the drive ideal as a boot drive. It does incorporate selected 3D TLC ICs but also DRAM cache for storing the mapping tables; the controller is a Phison PS5012-E12S with LDPC error correction and NVM Express 1.3 standard support. Neo Forza rates the drive for 1350TB writes (much higher than QLC models) when talking about the 1TB SKU and offers a 3-year warranty. By using 3D TLC instead of QLC, the drive can sustain higher performance levels, without dropping so much as a regular QLC model. read more
Storage/SSD Patriot P300 M.2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 2TB SSD Review by stefan @ 2021-03-15
Audio/Others Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro In-Ear Headphones Review by stefan @ 2021-03-08
Storage/SSD Silicon Power UD70 PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 1TB SSD Review by stefan @ 2021-03-02
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR KATAR PRO XT Ultra-Light Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2021-02-25
Storage/SSD Patriot P210 2TB 2.5'' SSD Review by stefan @ 2021-02-24

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Thermaltake Tower 100 Mini ITX Case Review @ Hardware Asylum

@ 2021/04/15 read/post comments(0)
Sometimes a case comes along that is simply the best, best in color, best in style and best in class. This... is not that case. Don't get me wrong it is good but, more like your friend from grade school… Go To Full Article

Sony's PS5 update added 120Hz for 1080p displays and better HDMI control

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The first big PlayStation 5 update adds new features to almost every part of the system. Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra gets eSIM support for T-Mobile in the US

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T-Mobile has rolled out an update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra that adds eSIM support to the phone, allowing you to use your number without having to slot in a physical SIM. Go To Full Article

OCC Reviews the PowerColor Red Devil RX 6700 XT

@ 2021/04/15 read/post comments(0)
"Today we will be taking a detailed look at PowerColor's take on AMD's RX 6700 XT. We are passing the 6th-month mark since AMD released the long-anticipated RDNA2 architecture, the successor to the successful mid-range orientated NAV 10 GPU, which… Go To Full Article

Google rolls out Chrome 90, which defaults to HTTPS instead of HTTP

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Starting with Chrome 90, Google will automatically try to create an encrypted connection with any websites you visit. Go To Full Article

ASRock Z590 Extreme Motherboard

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" ... The ASRock Z590 Extreme is an excellent motherboard for gamers who want something special, but on a budget. It will be hard to find a better Z590 motherboard that offers so much at the same price or lower.… Go To Full Article

Microsoft: Timeline is staying in Windows 10, but without syncing

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Timeline was the "star" of Microsoft's big 2018 update for Windows 10 and while it will still remember everything you did, it just won't save that information to the cloud anymore. Go To Full Article

LG's rollable OLED R TV is available in the US, if you can afford one

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LG's rollable OLED TV is available, it's just probably not affordable. Go To Full Article

Pulsar Xlite @ TechPowerUp

@ 2021/04/15 read/post comments(0)
Pulsar is a new name in the gaming peripheral scene, and the right-handed ergonomic Xlite is their first mouse. Weighing just 48 g, the Xlite is among the lightest mice available. PixArt's PAW3370 sensor, Omron switches for the main buttons,… Go To Full Article

'Apex Legends' has 100 million players after two years

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Just over two months after its two-year birthday, Apex Legends has more than 100 million total players worldwide. Go To Full Article

OBS streaming app adds native support for NVIDIA's noise-removal tech

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The AI-powered tool gets rid of unwanted background noise. Go To Full Article

Carnegie Mellon’s latest snakebot can swim underwater

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You can now add swimming to the list of things Carnegie Mellon's snake robot can do. Go To Full Article

'Oxenfree II: Lost Signals' headlines a new crop of Switch indie games

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A new OlliOlli game is on the way, while classic puzzle-platformer 'Fez' hits Switch today. Go To Full Article

The Q4 e-tron and its Sportback sibling join Audi's European EV lineup this summer

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Audi’s upcoming Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback EV SUVs are ideal for daily errands and weekend getaways — though they'll only be available in Europe. Go To Full Article

IKEA Turned Its Famous Allen Wrench Into a Flashlight and Table Lamp

@ 2021/04/15 read/post comments(0)
If you buy furniture from IKEA, then you’re nearly guaranteed to get a “free” Allen wrench. But why settle for a small annoying tool when you celebrate it with a more useful flashlight or decorative LED lamp version? That’s right;… Go To Full Article

Dcbel's Charging Station Can Power Your Home From Your EV, Arrives in the U.S.

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If you’re all in on renewable energy, your home can quickly get littered with charging stations. You’ll need one unit for solar panels, another to manage your stationary backup, and a third to charge your electric vehicle. Dcbel’s r16 does… Go To Full Article

Mavenir and Xilinx have started a 5G focused collaboration

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To bring Open RAN Massive MIMO portfolio Mavenir and Xilinx have formed a collaboration to accelerate the Open RAN ecosystem with a leading Open RAN massive MIMO 5G portfolio. The partnership will hopefully result in a successfully… Go To Full Article

Unity will add native NVIDIA DLSS support to its game engine

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The tech boost performance and visual acuity in games with little work needed for developers. Go To Full Article

What would the internet look like without third-party cookies?

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With recent news about Google committing to disabling third-party cookies in Chrome, it seems like the internet as we know it is about to undergo a seismic shift — at least behind the scenes. What will it look like? Go To Full Article

Google Assistant can fill out your payment info for your next takeout order

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Google's Assistant updates for Spring 2021 revolve around simplifying the restaurant checkout process and making it easier to automate your smart home. Go To Full Article

Watch Nintendo's latest Indie World Showcase here at noon ET

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Expect around 20 minutes of indie games that are coming to Switch. Go To Full Article

Acer Nitro QG241YP : 165 Hz Gaming Monitor Preview!

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Acer just introduced the Nitro QG241YP gaming monitor, which boasts a 165 Hz refresh rate with HDR10 support! Go To Full Article

Ford's BlueCruise self-driving tech did a 110,000-mile road trip

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Ford has been testing its BlueCruise hands-free highway driving with a 110,000-mile road trip. Go To Full Article

Instagram is still trying to figure out the best way to hide likes

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Instagram is testing a new way to hide likes in its first major update to the long-running experiment. Go To Full Article

TCL reveals three new affordable ‘20’ series smartphones

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The cheap phone announcements have been coming hard and fast this month: first, there was Samsung’s slew of Galaxy A devices, then HMD’s revamped line of Nokia phones, and now TCL is expanding its line of 20-series smartphones with a… Go To Full Article

TCL’s latest concept phone combines a folding screen with a rollable one

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TCL revealed more than just a handful of budget phones today — it also pulled back the curtain on yet another wild concept device that we’ll probably never get to buy. It’s called the Fold n’ Roll, and really, the… Go To Full Article

Parallels Desktop on M1 Macs now runs ARM Windows 10 at 'native speeds'

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Parallels Desktop 16.5 has arrived with native support for M1 Macs, promising Windows 10 virtual machines at 'native speeds' — if you don't mind the ARM version. Go To Full Article

Sony A1 review: The alpha of mirrorless cameras

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After Canon released the R5 with 8K and fast shooting speeds, Sony is counter-punching with its new flagship, the 8K, 50-megapixel A1. Go To Full Article

Spotify adds more livestream platforms to its virtual event listings

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Spotify began showing virtual event listings last fall, but now it's expanding that info so you can easily keep up with livestreams. Go To Full Article

Amazon's Fire TV Stick Lite is on sale for $20 for Prime members

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Amazon knocks the price of the Fire TV Stick Lite streaming dongle down to $20 for Prime members. Go To Full Article

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