Mlais M7 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-06-28 read/post comments()

The Mlais M7 smartphone has given us an overall pleasant experience thanks to its high-quality build and system performance. Speaking about the performance, the MT6752 SoC is able to deliver quite a bit especially when it is paired with HD displays so we were able to score over 47K in AnTuTu. The total of 3GB of RAM helps running multiple applications while the included 16GB of internal storage should be enough for most people to install their favorite applications without the need to install an extra microSDHC card, at least in the first stage. The fingerprint sensor works decent and we were not able to fool it by trying other fingerprints in order to unlock the device, which is impressive. read more

Matias Tactile Pro 4 Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-06-23 read/post comments()

The Keyboard Company has just started to bring in the Matias Tactile Pro and has lots of stock for potential enthusiast buyers. The newer v4 version is featuring re-engineered Matias Click switches compared to v3 and are meant to eliminate the ringing sound of the previous Fukka. Be warned that these are not designed to be silent and their sound is similar to a regular typewriter; however, the typing experience is unique and the product is recommended to people which write a lot of documents or get to work in accounting / do a lot of spreadsheet work. We would not recommend it for gaming purposes (the Quiet Pro is more suitable for that). read more

Blackview Zeta Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-06-19 read/post comments()

Blackview has taken a step ahead regarding their low-end smartphone line by releasing the Zeta which is available in multiple colors so the younger people with budget restrictions would be more attracted to it. We see it as a worthy successor of the Breeze, by sporting a friendlier look and the processor has been upgraded now to the octa-core MT6592 but at 1.4GHz in order to save battery life. Also, Zeta is equipped with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory which features a single partition. The cameras though are not stellar and while the manufacturer displays on the packaging the interpolated values, we are really dealing with a 2MP sensor for selfies and one 5MP sensor for the… read more

Lexar JumpDrive M20 Mobile USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-06-15 read/post comments()

The last USB 3.0 OTG flash drives we have tested were sporting a smaller footprint and also needed extra protective covers for avoiding damages to their connectors. In this case, the chassis is indeed bigger but no extra accessories are needed, while we can switch from one interface to another just by working with the slider. read more

Razer Seiren Elite USB Digital Microphone Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-06-13 read/post comments()

Thanks to the three 14mm condenser capsules, Seiren can function in four different modes: cardioid, stereo, omnidirectional or bidirectional, in order to accommodate different recording environments. Even if you do not use it in a professional environment, it should bring a lot of benefit to people which record streams daily/weekly thanks to the added clarity but also to the ones which talk a lot on Skype or any other audio/video conference programs. Talking again about non-professional scene, the device is really easy to set up and should not need any extra skills given you read the supplied manual and install Synapse software in a matter of minutes. read more

ADATA Premier SP600 128GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2015-06-10 read/post comments()

The new revision of the ADATA Premier SP600 SSD is incorporating one of the newer Jmicron JMF670H controller, which is accompanied by one Nanya NT5CB64M16FP-DH as buffer and also eight ADATA-branded MLC NAND Flash memory chips. Premier SP600 is meant for the entry to mainstream market and while the product succeeds to deliver good read speeds, it fails to impress in the writes department. read more
Mobile/Smart Phones SISWOO C50 Longbow Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-06-04
Tradeshow & OC events Computex 2015: Intel Core i7 5775C first benchmarks by leeghoofd @ 2015-06-02
Storage/HDD Silicon Power Armor A60 USB 3.0 Portable HDD Review by stefan @ 2015-05-31
Storage/Other Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-05-28
Mobile/Tablets Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen Convertible Review by stefan @ 2015-05-26

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

BenQ RL2755HM Review

@ 2015/07/01 read/post comments(0)
The BenQ RL2755HM is a 27-inch gaming display with a TN panel and a 1ms G2G (grey-to-grey) response time. BenQ talks up its gaming credentials for both PC and consoles, thanks to its dual HDMI ports and a few ergonomic… Go To Full Article

Europe to scrap roaming charges, protect net neutrality

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It's been a long time coming, but we finally know when roaming charges will be scrapped in Europe: June 15th, 2017. The European Commission had been pushing for an earlier implementation, but ultimately relented in order to win support from… Go To Full Article

ASUSTOR to Exhibit Professional Surveillance Solution at the Axis Solution Conference

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ASUSTOR provides a high quality surveillance solution to the professional surveillance domain that is suitable for use in homes and small to medium commercial centers. All-new Surveillance Center functions include automated event action rules, Intelligent Video Analytics, simple and intuitive… Go To Full Article

Cortana on Windows 10 will affect battery life

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It is just over a month until Microsoft introduces Windows 10, and as you should know by now, Cortana is one of the key elements of the new OS. Cortana always listens in order to hear… Go To Full Article

Philips Intros BDM3275UP 32-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor

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Philips introduced the BDM3275UP 32-inch monitor, offering 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution. It embeds an IPS-AHVA panel, with 178°/178° viewing angles, 350 cd/m² maximum brightness, dynamic mega-contrast ratio, and 30-bit color (1.07 billion colors). The display takes… Go To Full Article

Be Quiet Silent Base 800 Case Review @ Hardware Asylum

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Be quiet! has been a favorite brand around the labs for some time. Their focus on premium case cooling has produced some of the best heat sinks and fans on the market today. Now be quiet! is branching out into… Go To Full Article

Toshiba Announces its Highest Capacity Enterprise Cloud HDD

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The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces a new, high-capacity addition to the MC04 Series launched in May of last year. The 6TB version of the MC04 Series of enterprise high-capacity… Go To Full Article

Google Translate gets more conversational

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Google Translate is notorious for spewing out either oddly worded or overly formal results, but the company says it's getting better thanks to people's help. Mountain View's online translator is now more adept at figuring out informal speech -- for… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE Releases Super-Compact GeForce GTX 960 WF2X Graphics Cards

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GIGABYTE released a new super-compact dual-fan WindForce 2X VGA cooling solution, and launched a pair of GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards featuring it. The cooler allows the card to have a length of just 18.1 cm. These include the 4… Go To Full Article

SilverStone Releases CPS03 Mini-SAS Cable Assembly

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To meet demands from professionals and enthusiasts with high performance storage demands, SilverStone created CPS03, a cable designed for Mini-SAS devices. With sideband connection (SGPIO) feature, the CPS03 is designed for always on and reliable operation with servers or workstations.… Go To Full Article

MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G @ PureOverclock

@ 2015/07/01 read/post comments(0)
“Today we’re looking at our first card in the AMD launch of the 300-series graphics cards: the MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G. It’s a card that boasts a custom heatsink, improved power design, and a factory overclock for the discerning… Go To Full Article

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer/3.1 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

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The ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer/3.1 is a top mid-range socket LGA1150 motherboard based on the Intel Z97 chipset, supporting the fourth- and the fifth-generation Core i processors from Intel. Besides two USB 3.1 ports, it brings a high-end network interface… Go To Full Article

Samsung is launching 'several' more Tizen smartphones this year

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It's tempting to think of Tizen as an also-ran in the smartphone world next to powerhouses like Android and iOS, but that's not entirely true when Samsung has sold 1 million Z1 phones in India since January. In fact, there… Go To Full Article

PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 @ LanOC Reviews

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So last week we had our first peak at the kind of new R9 380. Well it just so happens that card was only a 2GB model. Lucky for us PowerColor sent over their PCS+ R9 380 and it has… Go To Full Article

Apple Maps minivan spotted in the wild

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Earlier this year, a few eagle-eyed folks in the East Bay region in Northern California noticed unmarked minivans with what looked like an array of cameras and sensors sitting on top of it. It turns out that the vehicles were… Go To Full Article

Google Hangouts for iOS gets a redesign, better performance

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Frustrated with the Google Hangouts app on iOS from time to time? Us too. Mountain View updated the mobile software today with a refreshed UI and more. First, you'll likely notice the new coat of Material Design paint that tidies… Go To Full Article

The 1998 'Battlezone' remake is getting remastered

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The trends of remaking and remastering classic games just kicked into overdrive. Rebellion (best known for its Sniper Elite games) has revealed that it's developing not just a virtual reality version of the original Battlezone, but a refresh of the… Go To Full Article

G.Skill Ripjaws4 F4-3000C15Q-16GRBB @ techPowerUp

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If you're into the latest tech, DDR4 is in your sights, and G.Skill is here on these pages yet again with another Ripjaws4 kit, its timings 15-16-16-35 at a blazing 3000 MHz. Great-looking, the F4-3000C15Q-16GRBB quad-channel kit is affordable, fast,… Go To Full Article

Facebook figures if you listened to a video, you must like it

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Facebook continues to refine what you see in your news feed. Today, the social network that your mom uses announced that it will track more information about your video watching habits to include whether or not you perform any actions… Go To Full Article

Affordable Samsung Galaxy J2 might be coming soon

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Samsung may soon add a new member to its Galaxy J-series lineup as the Galaxy J2 might be arriving soon. An unannounced Samsung Galaxy smartphone with the model number SM-J200F has appeared on the IMEI database recently, suggesting that the… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design's Define S case reviewed

@ 2015/07/01 read/post comments(0)
Fractal Design's Define R5 is my favorite case in TR's labs right now. It's quiet, it cools well, and it's a breeze to work in. It's also one of the rare cases we've deemed worthy of our Editor's Choice award.… Go To Full Article

LG's hexagonal battery promises longer-lasting smartwatches

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Quite a few smartwatches are round, so why are they still using rectangular batteries? LG Chem certainly doesn't think that makes sense. It just started shipping a hexagonal battery that should deliver 25 percent more capacity in circular watches, wh... Go To Full Article

OnePlus reveals yet another OnePlus 2 feature, a fingerprint scanner

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OnePlus has today made it official that the OnePlus 2 smartphone will indeed pack an advanced fingerprint sensor. In a post on the OnePlus forum, the company has revealed that the OnePlus 2 fingerprint scanner could be one of the… Go To Full Article

Teaching a robot to feel, live on the opera stage

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Myon is a shiny white humanoid robot and the star of My Square Lady, an opera that opened this month in Berlin's Komische Oper in Germany. The operatic robot is a product of the Neurorobotics Research Laboratory at Berlin's Humboldt… Go To Full Article

LG’s new smartwatch battery could improve battery life of your next smartwatch

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LG Chem has announced a new hexagon-shaped battery that is claimed to improve battery life on smartwatches by up to 25%. LG is the first to market with hexagonal batteries for smartwatches. It has developed the new battery in cooperation… Go To Full Article

Huawei Honor 7 variants to feature different designs

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Just a day before the smartphone goes official, new info on the Huawei Honor 7 has surfaced courtesy of Chinese media. The latest report claims that the two Honor 7 variants will differ from each other not just in terms… Go To Full Article

Apple Watch patent could allow file transfers with just a handshake

@ 2015/06/30 read/post comments(0)
Apple has come up with a great idea that could allow people to transfer data between their Apple Watches with simple gestures such as handshake, fist bump, or a bow. The Cupertino based company recently filed a patent that will… Go To Full Article

Bricasso 'printer' makes mosaic art out of Lego tiles

@ 2015/06/30 read/post comments(0)
If you fancy playing with Lego blocks and you're not familiar with Jason Allemann, take a few minutes to browse his work. He's one set of hands behind JK Brickworks, a site that posts rather unique builds with the plastic… Go To Full Article

Micron is now shipping 20nm GDDR5 DRAM chips

@ 2015/06/30 read/post comments(0)
Micron Technology recently announced that it has begun shipping 8Gb (1GB) GDDR5 DRAM chips manufactured on a 20nm process to its customers. Micron isn’t the first to come up with 20nm DRAM chips as rival Samsung beat it by being… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Lumia 940XL confirmed to be powered by the Snapdragon 810 SoC

@ 2015/06/30 read/post comments(0)
The upcoming Microsoft Lumia 940 XL has visited the GFXBench benchmark website recently, confirming that it is indeed going to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC. The benchmark also reveals that the device will feature a 5.7-inch Quad… Go To Full Article

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