Xiaomi Mi4 64GB Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-02-24 read/post comments(0)

After testing a lot of aspects of the Mi4 smartphone which was the Xiaomi flagship of last year, we can consider ourselves quite impressed in terms of performance and the gap it has created over the mainstream models we have tested in the past is quite big. read more

Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-02-22 read/post comments(0)

TransMemory-EX II is not a product to skip from Toshiba since it features very good transfer speeds when working with large files (confirmed from the performed benchmarks), a solid build and also comes with EX II Pad Locker, which adds value to the product. read more

NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-02-16 read/post comments(0)

DOKO is a new PC streaming device from NZXT which allows connecting peripherals remotely thanks to the USB Over IP technology and connects to our TV via HDMI (1080P@30Hz). For optimal experience, we are recommended to connect the DOKO directly to our router on a wired connection and the same thing must be said about the station we are streaming from; if the bandwidth is not sufficient because of an improper connection, we may experience desyncs or even artifacts. read more

Silicon Power Mobile X31 OTG USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-02-13 read/post comments()

Silicon Power has recently introduced its lightweight mobile USB 3.0 OTG drive which can be used to transport and transfer data between multiple mobile devices and while its read speeds are pretty good, it falls a bit short on the writes; considering that the Android and Windows tablets which support this function are mostly USB 2.0, the lower write speeds should not be such a bit inconvenience, but when copying data from our PCs to the drive, we can see it lagging a bit. read more

Corsair Hydro H110i GT CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2015-02-10 read/post comments(0)

Corsair is one of the leading brands in the All In One liquid cooling solutions market. By teaming up with Asetek and Cool IT they are able to use the latest technology and add to these provided cooling solutions their own little trademarks. Lately the AIO market is closing the gap on the Do it Yourself market performance wise. The generated noise to deliver the best cooling can still be somewhat over the top, though by introducing the 140mm fan versions a better performance versus noise ratio was achieved. Nevertheless in this market one can never rest on its laurels. Other brands alike Fractal Design and LEPA introduced some interesting products that gave similar specced Hydro products a decent run… read more

Noreve iPad Air 2 Protective Cases Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-02-06 read/post comments()

Depending on our preference, we have plenty of ranges to choose from for the models they have available (iPad Air 2); Noreve can also ship the products wrapped as gifts or give us the possibility to choose a different colour for the interior lining, but an extra fee will be applied. read more
Storage/Other Patriot Memory Supersonic Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-02-04
Mobile/Tablets Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Tablet Review by stefan @ 2015-01-29
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone XH97V Review by stefan @ 2015-01-28
Cooling/CPU Cooling Noctua NH-D15 CPU Tower Air Cooler Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-01-27
Others/Mice & Keyboards Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB Fully Mechanical Gaming Keyboard by stefan @ 2015-01-21

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Hardcopy peripherals value grew

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A report from IDC said that values of hardcopy peripherals worldwide increased in the fourth quarter by 1.7 percent, bringing in revenues of $15.2 billion. But although the value figure was up, unit shipments fell by 2.6… Go To Full Article

Google's bringing sponsored app placements to the Play Store

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Google is about to allow software companies to promote their apps on the Android Play Store, a space that was previously off-limits for advertising. That means alongside regular search results, you'll soon see apps from companies with the biggest mar... Go To Full Article

DirectX 12 Performance Preview, Part 3: Star Swarm & Intel's iGPUs

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We’re back once again for the 3rd and likely final part to our evolving series previewing the performance of DirectX 12. After taking an initial look at discrete GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD in part 1, and then looking at… Go To Full Article

ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI and Zotac put to the test @ Hardware.Info

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The four GeForce GTX 960 cards we tested are indicative of the change in direction of the respective manufacturers. One is keen to make its card as big as possible, whereas the other prefers to make it smaller. In other… Go To Full Article

Google's newest AI can beat your Atari high-scores

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Most people's anxieties about AI concern computers realizing they don't need humans and wiping us out. It probably never occurred to anyone that, as soon as they discovered beer, Netflix and video games, that computers would ditch plans for world… Go To Full Article

Google advises towns that want Fiber to update outdated practices

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Want Google to bring its Gigabit internet service to your area? You'll have to convince your town to follow Selena Gomez's sage advice: If you want it, come and get it. Speaking at a Washington DC conference, Google Fiber's VP… Go To Full Article

Smartphone chips are about to get better at Gaming, Twitter and Netflix

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There's been a lot of talk about how phones from certain manufacturers can sense when you're running benchmarking software and will artificially inflate its performance accordingly. It's been a problem for some time now, but the industry appears to b... Go To Full Article

MSI Announces the AP16 Flex All-in-one Desktop

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MSI is excited to announce the release of an all-new All-in-One PC, suitable for both commercial industries and home entertainment usage: the MSI AP16 Flex. The MSI AP16 Flex is world's first convertible 10-point touch controlled All-in-One PC that can… Go To Full Article

LG boosts battery, connectivity and RAM for non-Android Watch Urbane LTE

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Forget the Apple Watch, this baby is hands down the most stylish, feature-packed wearable around. Well, this is odd. LG literally just unveiled the Watch Urbane, billed as its first luxury Android Wear device, and already, an upgraded version is… Go To Full Article

Facebook rolls out new tools to help prevent suicides

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With over a billion users, Facebook plays an important role in keeping people connected. It serves as a place to share good news, but also provides a platform for users to request support from their digital peers. The company is… Go To Full Article

Motorola announces Moto E (2nd Gen) with LTE and Android 5.0

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The new Moto E brings marginal upgrades over the original. Motorola has officially announced the second generation version of the Moto E. The Moto E (2nd Gen) comes equipped with LTE connectivity, and also comes with a faster processor, bigger… Go To Full Article

Microsoft gives kids a cloud

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As part of its push to dominate the cloud, software giant Microsoft is giving away free Office 365 subscriptions to students outside the US. Schools will have to buy subscriptions for staff and faculty, but once they… Go To Full Article

US tech economy suffering because of paranoia

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The US economy is officially suffering because its government is not reigning in its paranoid security services. One of the world’s biggest markets, China, has said that it is no longer using high-profile US technology brands for… Go To Full Article

Police kill money-stealing botnet that infected millions of PCs

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Europol and police forces across Europe have shut down Ramnit, a botnet that infected up to three million computers world-wide. The virus, generally installed by email phishing attacks or rogue sites (please stop clicking on attachments, whoever your... Go To Full Article

US no longer the Land of the Fee

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The US will finally get net neutrality after the Republicans realised that mindlessly defending telco’s rights to charge people double were going to cost them votes. Republicans conceded that the gruelling fight with President Obama over the… Go To Full Article

Samsung Group freezes wages

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South Korea’s lead chaebol, Samsung Group, announced on Thursday that it has decided to freeze wages for its executives next year in an attempt to reduce costs, the first time since the 2009 global financial crisis. The income of approximately… Go To Full Article

WhatsApp makes web client compatible with Firefox and Opera

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Next time you have to access WhatsApp on your desktop, you won't need to fire up Chrome if it's not your preferred browser. The messenger's web client now works on both Firefox and Opera, giving you more choices on the… Go To Full Article

The Secret Service will start testing drones near the White House

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The Secret Service has just announced that it'll conduct a series of drone tests in typically flight restricted areas in DC. Why? Well, the announcement was pretty vague, but it did come a month after an intelligence officer drunk-crashed a… Go To Full Article

Fractal releases Venturi Series Fans

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2/26/2015 Venturi Series of fans are launched! The Venturi Series of fans delivers high quality design and construction bringing forth a leading performance fan…

Gigabyte League of Legends Recruitment!! (BENELUX only)

@ 2015/02/26 read/post comments(0)
Powered by Corsair, HyperX, Iiyama, Intel, ESL Benelux en IGN Benelux Nederland, Eindhoven, 25 Februari, 2015 – GIGABYTE, Corsair, HyperX, Iiyama en Intel slaan…

Intel Readies 4K-ready NUC NUC5i7RYH Desktop

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With 4K-ready media center PCs upon us, Intel decided to equip one of its next-gen NUC (next unit of computing) desktops with one of its most powerful integrated graphics solutions, which can either accelerate 4K video, 1080p to 4K upscaling… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Announces Riing 12 and 14 LED Radiator Fan Series

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Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, introduces the new Riing 12 and 14 LED Radiator Fan Series, patented LED ring radiator fan fitted to enhance static pressure that produces impressive cooling performance with… Go To Full Article

Samsung Introduces Industry's First 128-Gigabyte UFS for Smartphones

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it is now mass producing the industry's first 128-gigabyte (GB) ultra-fast embedded memory based on the much-anticipated Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard for next-generation flagship… Go To Full Article

LG's premium smartwatch now comes with LTE and mobile payments

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Believe it or not, LG already has an upgraded version of its luxurious Watch Urbane: meet the Watch Urbane LTE, a souped-up version that focuses on speedy mobile data. The timepiece (which isn't using Android Wear) isn't as substantial a… Go To Full Article

Samsung wants to put 128GB of fast storage in your next phone

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It's no longer hard to get a hefty 128GB of storage in a smartphone, but that doesn't mean you'll enjoy it. What's the point of all that extra space if your phone chugs handling huge games and 4K videos? Samsung… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy S6 leak hints at a slim, glass-backed body

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HTC isn't the only mobile company having trouble keeping its 2015 flagship phone under wraps. XDA-Developers forum member reefur has posted photos of what's believed to be a prototype Samsung Galaxy S6 for AT&T. The tipster was understandably worried...… Go To Full Article

Delta's in-flight WiFi is about to get a whole lot faster

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If you've flown Delta recently (or most domestic airlines) and tried to use the onboard Gogo WiFi, you know that it's often a crapshoot. A combination of where you're flying over and the number of passengers attempting to use it… Go To Full Article

Samsung Announces 128GB UFS Storage For Smatphones

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We've first heard about plans to adopt UFS (Universal Flash Storage) with the announcements of Toshiba and Qualcomm reported over a year ago. While the promised late 2014 schedule seems to have been missed, and we still haven't seen any… Go To Full Article

Android for Work is ready to make your phone office-friendly

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Remember Android for Work, Google's big effort to make your smartphone safe for business? It's finally ready for prime time. The officially launched initiative lets you keep work-related accounts and app info separate from personal affairs while main... Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GTX 960 @ LanOC Reviews

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We all have our own style preferences and this is no different when it comes to video cards. So when Gigabyte wanted to send out their GTX 960 I wasn't about to turn it down enough though we have already… Go To Full Article

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