CRYORIG R1 Universal CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2014-08-25 read/post comments(0)

CRYORIG launches onto the CPU cooler market with a bang. Their R1 cooler is build to cool down the hottest of CPU out there, weighing over 1000 gram and equipped with 2x140mm fans this product means business, let's see how it does! read more

HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-08-25 read/post comments()

By using a proven high-quality cooling system and also adding a few bonuses like a custom backplate, HIS is releasing a pre-overclocked R9 290 which trades punches with the Nvidia GTX 770. While the factory overclock is quite mild, we will be able to raise the clocks even further in order to enhance the gaming experience even more. read more

Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-08-21 read/post comments()

The Crucial MX100 SSD we are reviewing today offers plenty of performance and is bundled with the Acronis True Image HD for easy cloning when transferring data from an older SSD or mechanical drive. The product comes in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB flavors and is very affordable. read more

Thecus N2310 Soho/Home NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-08-19 read/post comments()

This time we will review an entry-level NAS from Thecus, with an AMCC APM 86491 800MHz processor which is paired with 512MB of DDR3. The device works on the latest ThecusOS version and for storage expansion we have two USB ports, one of which is 2.0 and the other USB 3.0. read more

CORSAIR CARBIDE SPEC 01 Gaming Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-18 read/post comments(0)

Corsair surprised friend and foe when they released the Carbide SPEC series: three affordable gaming enclosures would join the ranks of Corsairs elite enclosure lineup. With affordable Corsair really meant affordable; take for example the SPEC 01 which retails at just below the 50 dollar mark, thus similar priced as many OEM products. Usually the latter means low build quality, average hardware compatibility, a maximum trim down in functionality and features to keep the price as low as possible. In fact everything which a CORSAIR case is renowned for is missing in many OEM solutions. Time for the Fremont giant to show the world it can be done differently. read more

Gigabyte Extreme Overclocking Competition 2014

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-13 read/post comments(0)

Each year Gigabyte Germany organizes the Extreme Overclocking Competition. At the EOC the best overclocking teams of Germany have a chance to prove who is still king. The main organizer behind each event is Germany’s finest Roman Hartung also known as der8auer at This year besides Gigabyte also G.Skill, Intel, Seasonic and Gelid solutions provided the required hardware and funds to allow this clash of the titans to take place at the Know Cube at the Heilbronn Tech University. read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

PowerColor Officially Launches Radeon R9 285 TurboDuo OC

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TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, announces the latest model, the PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 OC. This card will be offered a cost-effective choice for those who are looking for the best bang for their… Go To Full Article

Water-powered phone chargers are coming to downtown Seoul

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Unless you've made a habit of carrying around a solar charger, topping off your phone outdoors can be a bit of a challenge. Well, unless you're living in South Korea. The city of Seoul just announced that it's building a… Go To Full Article

Samsung's Gear S smartwatch doesn't need a phone to get online or make calls

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Samsung is taking the wraps off of yet another new smartwatch, but the Gear S (not Solo) has a twist: there's a 3G modem inside. While it may not be especially fast, that means that even when it's outside of… Go To Full Article

LG officially reveals circular G Watch R with improved design and familiar features

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Not one to wait around for trade shows to officially begin before flaunting its new products to the world, LG is no longer teasing the G Watch R, its upcoming circular Android Wear smartwatch -- it's showing it off in… Go To Full Article

Risen 2: Dark Waters 2-Years Later Review @ OCC

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"Now, I am not going to say Risen 2 is a bad game, because it is not quite to that level. It definitely has some bad elements, but just enough good to keep from tipping over. It is a game… Go To Full Article

What happened to Motorola

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Getting outflanked by tech upstarts, hacked in two by a fearsome corporate raider, and finally taken over in part by a Chinese company that exists largely because of the world Motorola made for it: Such a fate would have been… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet lands in 25 more countries

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Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has only been available in a handful of places so far, but it's about to get a much, much wider audience. As promised, Microsoft is launching its latest Surface in 25 more countries. Most of them… Go To Full Article

Aorus Thunder M7 Mouse Review at HardwareHeaven

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"Today we take a look at the Aorus Thunder M7 mouse and massive P3 pad with the former aimed at serious gamers, especially those who play MMO games." Go To Full Article

Windows 9 Will Offer Desktop Or Start Screen

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According to this article Windows 9 will offer you the desktop or the modern UI, not both. There is no middle ground between devices that have the Modern UI and devices that have the desktop. You either have the desktop… Go To Full Article

EVGA TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse Now Available in Europe

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The EVGA TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse is now available in Europe. Built with the highest quality materials including a real Carbon Fibre surface, this mouse was designed from the ground up to satisfy the needs of the hardcore gamer with… Go To Full Article

The GIGABYTE GA-Z97X Gaming GT LGA1150 ATX Motherboard Reviewed

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"We've received their latest G1 Gaming motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X Gaming GT, which follows the same feature rich design as the previous G1 series, but is now clad in the new red and black styling. We took a detailed look… Go To Full Article

Casio's newest G-Shock has a giant dial for (complicated) music control

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Casio continues to inch its G-Shock series towards something a little smarter, while holding onto a simple monochrome LCD display and that distinctly G-Shock styling. The "G'mix" GBA-400 improves on the typical digital watch feature list through... Go To Full Article

Here's how digital effects give 'Game of Thrones' its grand scale

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We've already seen how digital effects make Game of Thrones' world more believable, but there were some spectacular scenes in the show's fourth season: giant city-states, an undead horse and battles involving thousands of cavalry. Want to know just... Go To Full Article

Intel falls into ARM’s arms

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In one of those strange twists of fate that dog the semiconductor industry, it appears X86 giant Intel is now one of the biggest licensees of ARM tech on the planet, now it is a foundry business. ARM, of course,… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master V750 Semi Modular PSU review

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While we have focused in recent weeks on 1000W+ units, today we thought it was time to analyse an enthusiast ‘mainstream’ unit – the new Cooler Master V750 semi modular. This 750 watt power supply uses high grade Japanese capacitors… Go To Full Article

Slimmer MacBook reportedly coming by the end of this year

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Sources are of the view that this notebook will either come by the end of 2014 or in early 2015. Reports coming in from Apple’s Asia based supply chain today suggest that the company is readying a slimmer MacBook. It… Go To Full Article

LaCie Ships Highest-Capacity Thunderbolt 2 Storage Solution

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Today LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced the availability of the LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 in a 48 TB capacity. The LaCie 8big Rack is the fastest, highest-capacity Thunderbolt 2 storage solution on the market with speeds… Go To Full Article

iPhone 6 quick start guide leaked

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A purported quick start guiding of the iPhone 6 has surfaced online. Almost every other day we get to see a new leak regarding the iPhone 6, today is no different. A source that has been very reliable in the… Go To Full Article

Zotac's ''Pico'' PC runs Windows, slips into a pocket

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If you thought Zotac's palm-sized Zbox Nano was small, wait til you see its pocketable sibling. The new Zbox PI320 Pico measures just 4.5" x 2.6" x 0.76", making it only slightly larger than a standard deck of playing cards.… Go To Full Article

Sony Xperia Z3 internals laid bare in leaked images

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Sony has horrible luck when it comes to keeping details on upcoming devices under wraps, and things aren’t getting any better as its upcoming flagship has starred in yet another crystal clear leak. The Xperia Z3 has been captured in… Go To Full Article

Corsair RM Series 1000 W @ techPowerUp

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Corsair's RM series includes some of the quietest PSUs available on the market. Today, we take a detailed look at the strongest member of this series, the RM1000. It promises good performance and ultra-silent operation, a rare feature for a… Go To Full Article

Steam competitor GOG is getting into the movie selling business

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The generous group over at Good Old Games is prepping to bring another medium into its trademark DRM-free digital distribution platform: movies. Starting today, you can head over to and download or stream a handful of gaming-and-geek focused... Go To Full Article

Dropbox Enhances Dropbox Pro With 10x the Storage and New Features

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Dropbox was one of the first of the major cloud file storage and sharing services that still exist today. But since its inception, there has been increasing competition from other companies. One way that these companies have competed is on… Go To Full Article

V-Moda XS Headphones Video Review

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"The sexy V-Moda XS Headphones will blow your mind. Of all the headphones and headset that I've reviewed, these are at the very top. The M-Class 40mm high fidelity drivers produce outstanding sound for any type of audio, they look… Go To Full Article

HTC One (M8) for Windows review: Same muscle, different soul

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Since Windows Phone's humble beginnings, Microsoft has been the underdog in the wireless industry. Four years later, nothing's changed -- except, perhaps, a few more percentage points of market share. Even then, it's got a long way to go before...… Go To Full Article

High-res imaging satellite demos what it can do with crystal clear pics of Madrid

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DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite has only been in space for less than half a month, but it's already proven itself capable of shooting high-res images just like the company promised. Just a few days after Lockheed Martin flew it to orbit,… Go To Full Article

ZOTAC Debuts the ZBOX PI320 pico

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ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards and mini-PCs, today shrinks the mini-PC further with the pocket-sized ZBOX PI320 pico. The new ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 pico delivers a superb quad-core Windows 8.1 with Bing computing experience in… Go To Full Article

Sharkoon Announces VS4 Series Case

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Sharkoon expands its range of low-cost cases and introduces a new ATX case series. The minimalist VS4 series is ideal for both home and office PCs and stands out due to its versatile features at an attractive price. The all-black… Go To Full Article

Jabra Introduces the Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds

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Take training to the next level and get the ultimate wireless workout with Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless, new earbuds - and an all-in-one training solution with Jabra Sport Life application - announced by Jabra today. Combining an in-ear biometric heart… Go To Full Article

Plantronics Launches the BackBeat PRO Wireless Headphones

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Plantronics, a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, today announced BackBeat PRO, wireless active noise-cancelling headphones with battery power to outlast your playlist. The latest addition to its award-winning BackBeat stereo product family, the over-the-ear BackBeat PRO headphones offer Plantronics… Go To Full Article

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