Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Tablet Review

Mobile/Tablets by stefan @ 2015-01-29 read/post comments(0)

While we were a bit skeptical at first mostly driven by the sale price of the 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 tablet, our impression has changed quite dramatically after using the tablet extensively on a two-week period. read more

Shuttle Barebone XH97V Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2015-01-28 read/post comments(0)

By sporting one of the latest Intel chipsets, Shuttle has built another barebone from their Slim-PC series, which can accommodate processors from the latest Haswell or Haswell Refresh series, up to 16GB of SODIMM RAM, extra storage via the full-size Mini-PCIe slot, additional expansion thanks to the half-size Mini-PCIe slot (for example a WLAN card), no less than two 2.5’’ drives and also one slim optical drive; the tray which accommodates the slim optical drive can also accommodate one extra 2.5’’ drive if there is no need to use disks. read more

Noctua NH-D15 CPU Tower Air Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2015-01-27 read/post comments()

Austrian company NOCTUA, known for their silent yet efficient processor coolers, released last year their behemoth NH-D15 cooler. The successor of their successful NH-D14 had to have even more performance while keeping the noise level still comfortable for day to day living room operations. This cooler is designed to handle the heat output of the latest hexa and octa-core crunching processors without breaking a sweat, thus for people who don't overclock or for those that don't run high wattage setups this cooler is pure overkill. Time to pop the package and see what Noctua has in store for us with their flagship NH-D15 tower CPU cooler. read more

Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB Fully Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-01-21 read/post comments()

Corsair have really outdone themselves with the release of the K70 RGB keyboard, by providing near unlimited possibilities regarding the LED lighting configuration thanks to the CUE software but also a large number of customizations are available per-key. read more

HIS Multi-View USB Portable Docking Station Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-01-16 read/post comments(0)

For people constantly on-the go, the HIS Multi-View USB Portable Docking station comes to help by providing an extra HDMI port, one VGA port but also one Ethernet gigabit port, all in a single adapter; potential customers will say that by plugging this device we will lose one available USB 3.0 port, but HIS had this in mind and has also provided one extra USB 3.0 to complement the lost one. read more

BAPCo TabletMark v3 Benchmark Presentation

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-01-15 read/post comments()

The new TabletMark benchmark from BAPCo is one interesting software each hardware enthusiast should check out, which is offered free of charge and thanks to the community the database will grow consistently in order to have comparisons between lots of tablet models which are now present on the market from different manufacturers. read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

AeroCool Rolls Out DS200 Black Window Edition Case

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AeroCool rolled out the latest addition to its DeadSilence (DS) family of quiet PC cases, the DS200 Black Window Edition. A variant of the DS200, it features a tinted acrylic window on its side-panel, measuring 284 mm x 217 mm.… Go To Full Article

iTunes 12.1 adds a widget to OS X Yosemite's notification center

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The latest iTunes is now available for download, and while it won't cloth your old application in a newer, fancier interface, it does come with a convenient new feature. To be exact, it adds an iTunes widget right within the… Go To Full Article

OnePlus will reveal its 'OxygenOS' February 12th

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As Cyanogen moves along a new path (with help from Microsoft) phone maker OnePlus is working on its own flavor of Android, and now it has a name: OxygenOS. Unfortunately, it doesn't have much else beyond promises of going back… Go To Full Article

Tesla Model S is getting even quicker through a software update

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If you didn't think that Tesla's Model S P85D was bonkers enough, you're in for a treat. Elon Musk has revealed that the already speedy electric sedan is getting a software update that will improve its 0-60MPH acceleration time by… Go To Full Article

Reddit posts its first transparency report

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Reddit may not be subject to as much legal scrutiny as tech giants like Google or Microsoft, but there's enough of it that the internet community has published its first transparency report. The site says that received 55 demands for… Go To Full Article

Google: We fought to notify WikiLeaks about email warrants

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We still don't know everything about the information Google handed over to the government about three WikiLeaks employees, but a lawyer for the search giant has answered one question about the incident. While a gag order prevented Google from the… Go To Full Article

SilverStone Nightjar 520W Fanless PSU Review

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Every computer needs a power supply to run. But a power supply is not just a power supply. There are many factors that come into play, such as 12 volt rails, available amps, modular / non modular cables… Go To Full Article

Microsoft is reportedly investing in Cyanogen's custom Android mod

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Now here's something we've never expected to write: Microsoft is investing in Android -- well, sort of. The software giant is reportedly planning to become a minority investor in Cyanogen, best known for its customized version of Android, according t...… Go To Full Article

Sapphire Radeon R9 285 ITX Compact OC Review @ Hardware-Mag.de

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ITX Compact OC graphics card for ITX cases, including lots of benchmarks in different presets, power consumption, loudness, temperatures and many more details. Go To Full Article

RunKeeper powers training sessions with Spotify playlists

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Most of us like to blast a collection of inspirational tunes during a workout, and with its latest iOS update, RunKeeper is making that a bit easier. Runners who also have a Spotify premium subscription can now access saved playlists… Go To Full Article

B-OUYA! Guess who just got a $10 million investment from Alibaba?

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Are we tired of making puns based around the silly name for the Kickstarter-funded, Android-powered, miniature game console, OUYA? No, friends. No we are not. Clearly. That aside, there's a whole nation of people who are just now hearing of… Go To Full Article

MediaTek announces ARM Cortex-A53 based MT6753 64-bit octa-core chip

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MediaTek, the world’s second largest mobile chip maker, seems to be quite serious with its expansion plans this year. The chip maker has announced its latest MT6753 chipset today, based on the 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 architecture. The MT6753 chip succeeds… Go To Full Article

Renault has a futuristic 'Gran Turismo' concept car too

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The Nissan GT-R and Chevy's Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo are about to get some fresh company thanks to French automaker Renault. The Alpine Vision Gran Turismo is the latest Gran Turismo 6 ride turned concept vehicle, and weighing in… Go To Full Article

Facebook's new tips for Places puts it in competition with Foursquare

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If you've ever found yourself in a new restaurant or a trendy tourist spot, you might've looked up Yelp or Foursquare -- or, heaven forbid, used Google -- on your phone to find out where's the best view or whether… Go To Full Article

Dell leads commercial monitor market

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While there were shortages of monitor panels last year that caused only 133.6 million units to ship, some vendors have done better than expected. Those are vendors that bundle monitors with desktops, according to research outfit WitsView. And Dell is… Go To Full Article

LG aims to differentiate G4 from G3 with new visual approach, better camera

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The real “next big thing”? Samsung might take issue with that. They say it’s easier to reach the top of the ladder than stay there once you’ve peaked, and LG is about to learn that particular lesson the hard way.… Go To Full Article

Intel Announces Availability of 5th Gen. Core vPro Processor Family

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Intel Corporation today announced the availability of its 5th generation Intel Core vPro processor family that provides cutting-edge features to enable a new and rapidly shifting workplace. To meet the needs of a more mobile and dynamic workforce, the latest… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm indirectly confirms Snapdragon 810 will be missing Galaxy S6 train

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Revenues are expected to drop accordingly. Ah, the Snapdragon 810 overheating saga. The never-ending, doubt-riddled, succulent-if-not-tired controversy. Swept under the rug initially by Qualcomm, still unacknowledged and tabu, but as much a reality as the blue hue of the sky… Go To Full Article

SYNEK's countertop draft system brings fresh beer home this summer

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SYNEK's method for bringing draft beer to kitchen counters everywhere first caught our eye last summer, and after nabbing $650,000 in Kickstarter contributions, the final product is on the way. For the uninitiated, SYNEK developed a self-contained ta... … Go To Full Article

AMD Cashes in On GTX 970 Drama, Cuts R9 290X Price

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AMD decided to cash-in on the GeForce GTX 970 memory controversy, with a bold move and a cheap (albeit accurate) shot. The company is making its add-in board (AIB) partners lower pricing of its Radeon R9 290X graphics card, which… Go To Full Article

Amazon wants you to dump Microsoft's corporate email platform

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Sorry to remind you of one of the more banal parts of working life, but it's time for a story about corporate email services. It's a market that's traditionally been dominated by Microsoft, although Google is managing make some in-roads… Go To Full Article

G.Skill Ripjaws4 DDR4 16 GiB 2800

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"The G.Skill Ripjaws4 DDR4 16 GiB 2800 Memory arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will see as good they are on Windows 7 64 Bit and the Asus Rampage V Extreme Mainboard. You can see 3.200 MHz (1,375V) with 15-15-15-36 (2T) and more… Go To Full Article

Huawei’s secrets for the year are out, including Android Wear watch plans

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At least three intriguing new Huawei smartphones, two tablets and two wearable devices are coming in a matter of months. Time to stop looking at Huawei as just another producer of second-rate Chinese garbage. Their gear is legit, recent global… Go To Full Article

MSI Announces Limited Edition GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 960 Graphics Cards

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To celebrate the grand milestone of selling over 100 million NVIDIA GPU based graphics cards from the moment MSI started to manufacture these until 2015, MSI has prepared a special limited edition of its recently launched GTX 960 GAMING and… Go To Full Article

Valve's paid out over $57 million to users who make and sell content on Steam

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Curious just how lucrative haberdashery for Team Fortress 2 is? Well, Valve's recently announced that since 2011, it's paid out over $57 million to folks participating in its Steam Workshop program. That tally encompasses some 1,500 content makers 3D... Go To Full Article

Perfectly Functional GTX 970 Cards Being Returned Over Memory Controversy

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In what is a major fallout of the GeForce GTX 970 memory allocation controversy, leading retailers in the EU are reporting returns of perfectly functional GTX 970 cards citing "false advertising." Heise.de reports that NVIDIA is facing a fierce blowback… Go To Full Article

Android had now shipped one billion devices

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The statistics are in for last year’s smartphone sales, and while Android dominates, Apple is making good strides forward. The last quarterly reports are in from smartphone giants Samsung and Apple, and now, analysts at Strategy Analytics have completed their… Go To Full Article

Tumblr's 'big update' promotes essay writing, fewer GIFs

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If we're honest, there isn't enough money in monochrome erotica and Benedict Cumberbatch GIFs to sustain a billion-dollar website. That's why Tumblr is doing its very best to become more of a publishing platform that can attract the sort of… Go To Full Article

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset Review

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Gaming headsets are a dime a dozen. You can go out and buy one for $20 or shell out a few hundred. What Kingston had done with their original HyperX Cloud last year was that they created a quality headset… Go To Full Article

Shyp for Android is now shypping

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Shyp, an app that helps making shipping goods easier, is now available for Android. The app has been on iOS for the past eight months or so (though it was in beta for awhile before that), and is currently live… Go To Full Article

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