CORSAIR M65 RGB ELITE Tunable FPS Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-01-18 read/post comments(0)

Being built with the same high-end sensor as we have seen with the IRONCLAW RGB, with a resolution up to 18000 DPI, adjustable in 1 DPI increments, the M65 RGB Elite tracks wonderfully, especially after it has passed the calibration stage. While it feels about the same in hand as the previous M65 iteration, the fact that the Sniper and the thumb side buttons are brought closer together was a good design choice, since you can access these faster. CORSAIR has also made sure to optimize in order to make the chassis lighter, while the customizable weighting system has been retained. read more

Creative Stage Air Compact under-monitor Soundbar Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2019-01-14 read/post comments(0)

After charging the unit, we have used it for listening to several top 40 recent playlists, while having it connected to our Sound Blaster AE-5 sound card via Aux-in; the resulting sound was surprisingly loud for the sound bar size, with good highs representation and decent bass thanks to the included passive radiator. We have then loaded our files to a FAT32-formatted drive and after a bit of learning curve, it is quite easy to jump through tracks or stop/pause, via the provided hardware buttons. read more


Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-01-08 read/post comments(0)

IRONCLAW RGB is quite light at just 105g thanks to its all-plastic construction and measures 130 x 80 x 45 (LWH); we found it to be very comfortable while using it with a palm grip, while the latest high-end sensor made in cooperation with PixArt should be enough for pro gamers as well. When running games such as CS: GO, StarCraft II, Vindictus and Quake Champions, the mouse did perform flawlessly and if the system does also include a latest-gen gaming monitor (or multiple) with high resolution up to 4K, the high DPI values PMW3391 supports are a welcome addition. When low-sensitivity gaming is involved, with actions such as sniping, the latest sensor can assist with tracking and reporting of… read more

CORSAIR HARPOON RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-01-07 read/post comments(0)

CORSAIR has listened to the community and upgraded the original HARPOON RGB with wireless capabilities and a better sensor, the Pixart PMW3325. While the number of programmable buttons is the same, the DPI values can be now set up to 10000, in 100DPI increments, the Omron switch durability is now set at 50 million clicks and even if the mouse does now include a built-in lithium-polymer rechargeable battery, it only weights 99 grams without cables. As the original model, the HARPOON RGB Wireless feels best when used with a claw grip, while the rubberized side grips make sure you won’t lose precision, even during longer gaming sessions. read more

Mad Catz R.A.T. 6+ Optical Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-01-03 read/post comments(0)

R.A.T. 6 has been recently reincarnated into the R.A.T. 6+ and features a very similar chassis, but an upgraded optical sensor (Pixart PMW3360). The Thumb Barrel adds an extra analog control layer, while the back cover can be adjusted as necessary in order to permit different grip types. Let’s not forget about the weight system (3x6G weights are pre-installed), that can be removed easily and the aluminum chassis that reinforces the build. read more

Crucial P1 500GB M.2 Type 2280 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2018-12-26 read/post comments(0)

Judging by the transfer speeds, we are dealing with a decent mainstream SSD at quite low sale prices, thanks to the newer QLC technology. As we have seen before with TLC SSDs, the P1 does rely on the RAM cache and SLC cache for delivering higher read/write performance but as soon as this fills up, the overall speeds will drop. The performance drop will be mostly visible when we do write very large files to the drive at once, a scenario not frequently found when used in consumer workstations. read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Xiaomi's flexible phone concept folds on both sides

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Xiaomi truly is working on a foldable phone, company president and co-founder Lin Bin has confirmed in a teaser he posted on Weibo. In the video, you'll see the executive using a tablet-sized gadget -- until he folds its sides… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE Z390 Designare Review @ Vortez

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
For this season’s Intel Z390 chipset the Designare doubles down on Thunderbolt 3 – bringing in two USB-C ports on the Rear IO, as well as a plethora of other features including DisplayPort 1.4 Input. Another significant inclusion is CPU… Go To Full Article

Wood block connects you to coffee shop WiFi with a tap

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
It's not very fun to connect to WiFi at a café or hotel. If you don't have to ask staff for a password, they'll have to print it somewhere -- and it's still a hassle when all you want to… Go To Full Article

Android Q will include more ways for carriers to SIM lock your phone

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Over the weekend, four commits were posted to various parts of Android’s Gerrit source code management, all entitled “Carrier restriction enhancements for Android Q.” In them, we see that network carriers will have more fine-grained control over which networks devices… Go To Full Article

Gear S3 gets Tizen 4 update with a host of new features

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Samsung is pushing out a big update to the Gear S3 which introduces a host of new features to the smartwatch. It carries the firmware version R760XXU2DSA1 and also bumps the device to Tizen version The update is currently… Go To Full Article

Nintendo Switch outsold every other console in the US last year

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Demand for the Nintendo Switch didn't cool down one iota in 2018. The NPD Group has published its sales data for last year, and the Switch was the top-selling system in the US both in terms of dollars and raw… Go To Full Article

Samsung 970 EVO Plus Review @ Vortez

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
This new drive promises slightly improved read speeds but drastically better write speeds across all capacities. We reviewed the 250GB 970 EVO which offered read and write speeds of 3400MB/s and 1500MB/s respectively, the EVO Plus improves on that with… Go To Full Article

Elektron is making its powerful music-making sequencers more affordable

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Elektron has a reputation for building high-end synths, samplers and grooveboxes with matching high-end prices. It's "affordable" options -- the Digitakt and Digitone -- have a list price of $759. Yikes. For NAMM 2019 though, it's making a legitimate... Go To Full Article

ACG Reviews the Resident Evil 2 Remake

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
ACG on YouTube has reviewed the horror game, Resident Evil 2 Remake. The Capcom title releases onto Steam and consoles on January 25, 2019. Karak discusses the graphics, decisions to improve upon the original's game play, environment, atmosphere, sound and… Go To Full Article

ZOTAC’s Streaming Mini-PC, the MI553B, with Integrated AVerMedia Capture Card

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
With the advent of streaming video games online being a core market for computer hardware manufacturers, a new initiative was announced at TwitchCon 2018 to develop smaller form factor PCs to function as the streaming hardware, alleviating some of the… Go To Full Article

Xeon W-3175X Roundup: Intel’s 28-Core at CES 2019

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Last year Intel unveiled a ’28-core’ processor aimed more towards enthusiasts and professionals rather than for servers. Despite the initial demo having a tenuous overclock and setup, we were given the specifications: 28 cores, running at a 3.1 GHz base… Go To Full Article

Fender’s acoustic-electric hybrid is a technological wonder

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
I'll admit that when I opened the guitar case of the Acoustasonic Telecaster I immediately thought of the toy guitar my parents gave me when I was four years old. With a small hole in the center of the body,… Go To Full Article

CES 2019: Digital Storm Spark, a ‘Mini-ITX’ with MXM RTX 2080

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
We may already be a week beyond the annual CES show, but there is still plenty to discuss. One of the exciting systems I saw at the event was the new Digital Storm ‘Spark’ – a small form factor PC… Go To Full Article

iRig Micro Amp delivers classic guitar tones with your phone

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
IK Multimedia is making it easier to bring a mini music studio on the road, especially if you have a newer iPhone. It just introduced an iRig Micro Amp that produces 15W while touting a USB interface, giving you a… Go To Full Article

'The Expanse' season three streams on Amazon Prime Video February 8th

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Amazon announced today that the third season of sci-fi series The Expanse will be available for Prime members to stream starting February 8th. The first two seasons of the show, which originally aired on Syfy, are already available to watch… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Classroom Pen is a smaller Surface Go stylus for kids

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Microsoft is aiming to make Windows Ink more useful for kids with the Classroom Pen, a new Surface Go stylus that's easier for smaller hands to hold. It's shorter than the current Surface Pen at four inches long, and there's… Go To Full Article

Screenshot Shows 256GB of RAM in a Threadripper System

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
While AMD's Threadripper platform technically supports 256GB of RAM spread across 8 slots, there are some practical issues that make building such a system difficult. Most TR4 motherboards officially support 128GB of DDR4, and unregistered 32GB DIMMs aren't widely available… Go To Full Article

Porsche claims its EV factory will be as green as the cars it builds

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Porsche wants production for the Taycan to be as ecologically responsible as the electric car itself. The automaker has revealed that the Taycan factory under construction at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen will use nitrogen oxide-absorbing facades on some pa... Go To Full Article

DxOMark start testing selfie cameras

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Pixel 3 and Galaxy Note 9 lead the pack Although it isn't a big surprise, DxOMark has now started testing selfie cameras on smartphones. Currently, there are only 12 smartphones on the list with… Go To Full Article

Mobvoi's swim-ready TicWatches are now available starting at $160

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Mobvoi, a Google-backed AI company, is fleshing out the features of its new line of smartwatches set to arrive today. The TicWatch S2 and E2, announced earlier this month at CES 2019, have the active lifestyle in mind with a… Go To Full Article

Apple Pay is now accepted at Target and Taco Bell

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Some of the last holdouts on tap-to-pay services are finally hopping aboard. Target, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Hy-Vee and Speedway have all introduced support for Apple Pay (and services like Google Pay by extension), making it trivially easy… Go To Full Article

Samsung's 970 EVO Plus 500-GB SSD reviewed

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Not long ago, you might have heard me grumbling about the aggressive onslaught of QLC drives and pining for the reassuring embrace of TLC NAND. Samsung must have been listening in, because today the company is launching a new, PCIe,… Go To Full Article

EVGA RTX 2060 XC Gaming

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
La RTX 2060, les souvenirs laissés par sa grande sur, de la génération Pascal, la GTX 1060 sont encore forts et sa petite sur la RTX 2060 semble bien partie pour faire de même avec des capacités en 1080p et… Go To Full Article

Intel Discontinues Quark SoCs and Microcontrollers

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Intel has announced that it will discontinue all of its Quark-series SoCs microcontrollers. Intel’s partners will have to make their final orders for the chips this summer, whereas the company will continue to fulfil Quark orders several years down the… Go To Full Article

UPS will expand its in-building delivery service to 10 more cities

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Do you like the thought of UPS delivering packages to your apartment building when you're not home? UPS certainly does. The courier plans to bring its in-building delivery option to 10 more cities starting in mid-2019, including Atlanta, Boston, Ch...… Go To Full Article

Tesla makes a small cut to its controversial Supercharger price hike

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Tesla is reducing its Supercharger price hike by 10 percent amid a torrent of negative feedback. Last week, the EV-maker raised the per kWh rates for its fast charging stations by about 33 percent in numerous markets. As Electrek pointed… Go To Full Article

Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti spotted in AotS benchmark

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Should launch in February It appears that Nvidia is gearing up for the launch of its first non-RTX Turing-based graphics card as the GTX 1660 Ti has been spotted in Ashes of the Singularity benchmark. Go To Full Article

Logitech doing better than expected

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Gaming-powered third quarter Logitech raised its full-year profit outlook thanks to strong growth in its gaming hardware business. The mouse maker saw strong sales of its gaming products such as superfast keyboards, headphones and… Go To Full Article

Foxconn losing more staff

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Facing a shortage Foxconn is finding itself short of staff after it reduced numbers due to Apple’s cutbacks Word on the street is that Foxconn has found itself short 50,000 people after it announced… Go To Full Article

Garmin's latest golf GPS can throw you into virtual tournaments

@ 2019/01/23 read/post comments(0)
Garmin doesn't just want to help you improve your golf game -- it wants to enable golf matches with players who are nowhere near a course. It's launching an Approach G80 golf GPS that includes new game modes, including a… Go To Full Article

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