ICY DOCK ExpressCage MB326SP-B Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-05-30 read/post comments(0)

Are you working in an environment that does imply drive switching and/or hot-swapping on a daily manner such as digital forensics, drive recovery, drive testing for performance, virus scans, data cloning and more? ICY DOCK has another interesting solution named ExpressCage MB326SP-B that does come with active cooling and can fit no less than six 2.5’’ drives in a 5.25’’ bay. For even more compatibility, we can use drives with 5mm, 7mm & 9.5mm height, while the back 40mm fans can be easily replaced with other models, thanks to the included 3-pin power connectors. read more

Shuttle XPC nano NS02A Android Fanless PC Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2017-05-29 read/post comments(0)

The 0.5-litre NS02A fanless Android miniPC from Shuttle is able to perform wonderfully for its main intended tasks, which are digital signage and Thin Client applications. It is approved for 24/7 operation, does feature an operation temperature range between 0 and 40 degrees Celsius, while we have to thank the Rockchip RK3368 SoC for the very low power consumption. The Android 5.1.1 distribution is running on the box, which is well optimized and many unnecessary applications have been removed, including the Google Play frameworks. read more

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2017-05-25 read/post comments(0)

With the launch of the Arctis 7 Gaming Headset, SteelSeries goes one step further and integrates wireless connectivity, long-lasting autonomy from a single charge but also a more advanced USB transmitter for connecting 3rd party sound sources or playback to other stereo devices. By manually adjusting the provided equalizer, we can fine-tune the output in order to fall in line with our preferences. Thanks to the proven S1 40mm speaker drivers, the headset can produce a decent amount of bass, which is beneficial when playing lots of action games. read more

Lexar JumpDrive Tough USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-05-23 read/post comments(0)

Despite the fact that we are talking about a storage drive meant for harsh environments, the JumpDrive Tough from Lexar does still remain a stylish product with a two-color combination and good read/write transfer rates. The manufacturer has included an oversized attachment loop for even more flexibility, while data can be protected via the supplied EncryptStick Lite software, which is an advanced security solution with 256-bit AES encryption. read more

Toshiba EXCERIA PRO M402 MicroSDXC Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-05-23 read/post comments(0)

The new EXCERIAL PRO M402 series offers enough performance for 4K video shooting when installed in devices such as action cameras, drones, camcorders, but can also supply extra storage for tablets, laptops or even productivity PCs. In order to offer optimal data integrity, the M402 series was engineered to be water, shock and x-ray proof; thanks to the large temperature interval of -25 to 85 degrees Celsius, the product can be used in the snow or even desert. read more


Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-05-21 read/post comments(0)

flexiDOCK MB522SP-B is a well-built case upgrade device that allows 2x 2.5’’ HDD/SSD installations with variable heights and for additional durability, the outer enclosure is made of metal. This type of product is a very good time saver in applications where drive swapping occurs regularly such as data cloning, data backup, audio/video editing, digital forensic, drive recovery, drive testing for performance purposes or any other tasks. read more
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GIGABYTE Unveils the X299 AORUS Gaming Motherboards

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New X299 AORUS Gaming Series – Exceed Expectations Taipei, Taiwan, May 30th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, unveiled at Computex 2017 their latest motherboard series built on… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE Excites Computex 2017 with PC Innovation

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GIGABYTE Shares Its X299, Network Solutions, Software, and More Taipei, Taiwan, May 30th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce its attendance at Computex 2017.… Go To Full Article

[M] ICY DOCK ExpressCage MB326SP-B Review

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Are you working in an environment that does imply drive switching and/or hot-swapping on a daily manner such as digital forensics, drive recovery, drive testing for performance, virus scans, data cloning and more? ICY DOCK has another interesting solution named… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA 'Max-Q' gaming laptops are ultrabooks with GTX1080 power

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Based on NVIDIA's 2017 Computex announcements, PC gamers won't have to choose between bulky gaming laptops and desktop-level processing power for much longer. A new design it calls "Max-Q" is arriving in some 15 new laptops that it claims are… Go To Full Article

WD Blue 3D NAND SATA & SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs Launched

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Western Digital on Monday officially launched its first consumer SSDs based on its 64-layer 3D NAND memory. The new drives will be available under the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD brands and will feature… Go To Full Article

Team Group T-Force DARK ROG 3000 MHz DDR4 @ techPowerUp

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Today, we take a look at Team Group's ROG Certified DARK series of DIMMs from their T-Force line-up of enthusiast-oriented DDR4 DIMMs. These ROG Certified DIMMs have a special secret; read on to find out what that is! Go To Full Article

Asus Unveils Zen AiO ZN242

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Asus unveiled the Zen AiO ZN242 at Computex in Taipei this week. This is essentially a refresh of current 24-inch designs, with the addition of an Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core CPU, 32GB of RAM, and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050 GPU,… Go To Full Article

PlayStation's E3 press conference is coming to a theater near you

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E3 might be officially open to the public this year, but what if you don't want to book a flight to Los Angeles just to get a taste of what it's like to be there? Sony, at least, has you… Go To Full Article

CORSAIR Unveils Concept Slate, Concept Curve, SYNC IT

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COMPUTEX 2017, TAIPEI, TAIWAN, – May 30th, 2017 - CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming hardware and PC components today revealed two amazing concept PC systems and a range of innovative new technologies, leading the way for…

CORSAIR Launches Dust and Spill Resistant K68 Gaming Keyboard

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COMPUTEX 2017, TAIPEI, TAIWAN, – May 30th, 2017 - CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC components and high-performance gaming hardware today announced the new CORSAIR K68 mechanical gaming keyboard. Continuing CORSAIR's commitment to mechanical keyswitch quality, the K68…

Mercedes-AMG's F1-based Project One rewrites the hypercar rulebook

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"We are the first to make pure bred F1 technology roadworthy." AMG has finally shown the mechanical layout of its thousand-horsepower, Formula 1-inspired Project One hypercar at a sneak reveal at the Nürburgring 24 Hour race. AMG Chairman Tobias...… Go To Full Article

Here's everything ASUS unveiled at Computex 2017

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It won't be long before laptops become so thin and light that you'll barely notice the heft of one in your bag on your commute. That's the main takeaway from ASUS' press conference, in which the Taiwanese company showed off… Go To Full Article

UK property developer to trade parking spots for Uber credit

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UK property developer Moda Living is building the kind of apartment blocks you might not mind renting forever -- that is, after you've decided you probably won't be able to buy anytime this millennia. The sites promise hotel-like amenities, including... Go To Full Article

Asus Announces VivoBook Pro 15 N580

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With Computex now in full swing, earlier today Asus took the wraps off of their latest VivoBook laptop, the VivoBook Pro 15 N580. Starting at $799, the 15-inch brushed aluminum laptop comes with an Intel quad-core processor, and NVIDIA GTX… Go To Full Article

Alienware 15 review: Bigger, but not necessarily better

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Getting your hands on a bleeding-edge gaming laptop is an exercise in chasing chip architecture. It's sort of a waiting game. You wait for Intel and NVIDIA to upgrade their GPU and CPU standards, you wait for early adopter manufacturers… Go To Full Article

ASUS' Tango-powered ZenFone AR will hit the US in July

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We already knew from Google I/O that ASUS' ZenFone AR, the second-ever Tango phone (and the first to also support Daydream), was getting close to its official launch, and that it's coming to the US as a Verizon exclusive this… Go To Full Article

ARM Announces Mali-G72: Bifrost Refined for the High-End SoC

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While the bulk of the focus in today’s ARM announcements is on major launch of the first CPU cores to support ARM’s DynamIQ topology – the Cortex-A55 and Cortex-A75 – ARM’s GPU division isn’t sitting by idly. Rather, today the… Go To Full Article

Texas bill could jail you for flying a drone over oil facilities

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The ebb and flow of legal rules when it comes to flying a drone, whether it's a cheap mainstream model or something a little more intense, is confusing. It also differs depending on country, and even state. When it comes… Go To Full Article

Samsung sings stand by your NAND

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Plans more expansion in China Samsung is considering adding NAND memory chip production capacity at its manufacturing base in China. The outfit has has already invested $7 billion in the Xi'an facility to make… Go To Full Article

Lenovo aims at the high end

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Because no one has thought of that After Lenovo received a kicking off of its position of the world's third largest mobile phone maker following its acquisition of Motorola three years ago, it is hoping that getting… Go To Full Article

NVMe 1.3 Specification Published With New Features for SSD

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As with previous updates to the standard, most of the new features are optional but will probably see widespread adoption in their relevant market segments over the next few years. Several of the new NVMe features are based on existing… Go To Full Article

Zepp phone apps use AI to study your basketball shots

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You may know Zepp for sports tracking sensors you can slap on your baseball bat or soccer ball, but its latest tracking involves little more than your phone and a good view of the action. Its game recording and training… Go To Full Article

'Rime' creators will remove anti-tampering code if it's cracked

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Game studios that use digital rights management (DRM) tools tend to defend it to the death, even after it's been cracked. It prevents 'casual' piracy and cheating, they sometimes argue. However, Rime developer Tequila Works is taking a decidedly diff... Go To Full Article

Evidson Audiowear R5 IEM Review

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Evidson Audio is one of the few audio companies from India that sell earphones under their own brand name. Based out of Kerala these guys have now quite a few offerings and have updated their portfolio recently. The Evidson Audiowear… Go To Full Article

Stars can turn into black holes without a supernova

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As a rule, astronomers believe that stars have to explode in a supernova before they collapse into black holes. That violent death is always the cue, right? Not necessarily. Researchers have spotted a massive star 22 million light years away,… Go To Full Article

Nintendo might not be done boosting Switch production

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It's no secret that Nintendo is facing a ton of demand for the Switch, to the point where it reportedly doubled production to keep up. Even that figure might be a tad conservative, however. The Financial Times' supply chain sources… Go To Full Article

USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time

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Sega's Genesis Nomad was always something of a compromise (it was running 16-bit console games on mid-1990s handheld tech), but the battery life was a particularly sore point: it took six AA batteries just to get 3 hours of play… Go To Full Article

Conch shells hold the secret to impact-resistant armor

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The conch shell is made of the same material as chalk, but unlike the crumbly rock, it's one of the toughest materials out there. If we can understand why it's so tough, we can mimic it to create nearly unbreakable… Go To Full Article

Sony's latest E Ink tablet comes to the US in June

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Did you see Sony's second-generation Digital Paper and realize you found your dream e-reader? If so, you'll get to do something about it very soon. Sony has announced that its latest 13.3-inch E Ink tablet (the DPT-RP1) will reach the… Go To Full Article

Pretty Soon Electric Cars Will Cost Less Than Gasoline

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New reports suggest that electric cars will actually cost less than gas-powered cars by as early as 2025. The major reason for this is falling battery prices: batteries account for about half the cost of an EV, yet they are… Go To Full Article

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