Silicon Power Superior SDXC UHS-1 64GB Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-07-28 read/post comments(0)

In this article we will look upon another speedy SDXC card from Silicon Power, with rated speeds of 85MB/s reads and 45MB/s writes and a total storage space of 64GB. The UHS-1 standard guarantees a new photographic experience in high-speed photo shooting and Full-HD video capturing. read more

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-07-28 read/post comments(0)

Corsair has developed another great product in the name of the LX 256GB SSD, which has a very accessible price point and offers very decent performances all over the board. Regarding the internal construction, we could remind the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller, 128MB of DDR3 buffer, but also 8 MLC NAND Flash chips with 32GB capacity each. read more

Gigabyte Z97X-SOC FORCE Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by leeghoofd @ 2014-07-22 read/post comments()

Gigabyte continues to release new products in their orange themed overclocking motherboard series. The first of the OC series was the immaculate X58 OC motherboard, a trimmed down on features board, however purely designed to provide the ultimate overclocking experience. Sadly the X58 OC board arrived just a tad too late on the market to become a major selling product. Nevertheless a trend was set: deliver affordable, yet customized for maximum tweaking potential motherboard series. Other brands had similar overclocking friendly boards yet retailing at far more elevated prices. The predecessor, the Z87X-OC was one of the most utilized overclocking boards during the last year according statistics expert Massman from Gigabyte had to live up to its name and… read more

Synology DS414j Budget-friendly 4-bay NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-07-21 read/post comments()

Synology has updated their low-end 4-bay model with the release of the DS414j which retains the old version chassis and at its core we will find the 1.2GHz MindSpeed Comcerto dual-core ARM processor, which is paired with 512MB of RAM. As the more expensive models, DSM 5.0 is installed on the unit which adds great value and ease of use. read more

HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-07-21 read/post comments()

With the R9 280 GPU (rebadged Radeon HD 7970), HIS have released a new card which features the proven 5-heatpipe two-slot cooling system; the product comes with a mild overclock but retains a very good overclocking potential, being able to reach and even surpass cards based on the 7970 GHz Edition. The card can handle most games at Full-HD resolutions, with or without filtering, while at 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 we may often need to adjust the detail levels. read more

Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid-i Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-07-18 read/post comments()

Cooler Master has re-built the Quick Fire series with the Rapid-I model, which features fully-customizable backlighting, but also some preset catchy modes, which sport the ActivLite marketing name. More modes will be introduced in the near future via firmware flash and the tenkeyless design saves a lot of space while making the product lighter for going to LAN parties. read more
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone DS81 Review by stefan @ 2014-07-17
Others/Networking Gear TP-LINK AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router Review by stefan @ 2014-07-14
Cases & PSU/Cases SilentiumPC Aquarius X90 Mid-Tower Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-07-10
Storage/Other KingFast Encrypted USB Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-07-09
Motherboards/Intel S1150 BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE LGA1150 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-07-07

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Seasonic Platinum Series 1200 W @ techPowerUp

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Seasonic recently added a new high-end model to their arsenal, a 1200 W unit with Platinum efficiency, extraordinary performance, semi-passive operation, and a fully modular cabling design. This PSU is one of the best we ever tested and teaches manufacturers… Go To Full Article

Hilton will let you use your phone as a hotel room key

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Starwood isn't the only hotel chain that wants you to use your smartphone as a hotel room key; Hilton is launching an initiative that lets you use your Android or iOS device to control virtually every aspect of your stay.… Go To Full Article

Aerocool GT-A: High-End Midi-Tower for Gamers und DIY enthusiasts

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28.07.2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world's leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, announces a new member of the GT case series. The GT-A Midi-Tower is aiming for Gamers and DIY enthusiasts seeking a High-End chassis…

Seasonic Platinum P-1200 PSU

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"The new Seasonic P-1200 PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with one +12V rail (100A), a 120mm Fan, 14x SATA hard disk connectors and 10x PCI-e 6+2-Pin." Go To Full Article

Gigantic 5.9-inch Google/Motorola Nexus ‘Shamu’ tipped for fall launch

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Since it’s been practically established that Google’s Nexus line has a healthy future ahead of it, it’s time to welcome back Nexus 6 rumors, now hinting at a “killer”, gargantuan 5.9-inch model co-manufactured by, surprise, surprise, Motorola. Hey there, gossipers… Go To Full Article

MSI Nightblade Z97 Barebones System Review @HiTech Legion

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"Not only is the Nightblade designed with the gamers in mind, but everything is designed in a small compact system, meaning you can easily take it to LAN parties." Go To Full Article

Rearth Ringke Fusion Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 @ TestFreaks

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"Today up for review is the Ringke Fusion DIY designed by Rearth. This particular case is designed for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the color, or lack thereof is clear. This is offered in several different colors on their website… Go To Full Article

AMD Gaming Evolved Client 4.0 Released

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Just over a month ago, AMD and their partner Raptr pushed out the first version of their video recording Game DVR utility, which ships as a part of AMD’s second-party sourced Gaming Evolved Client. Last month’s release saw the initial… Go To Full Article

QNAP TS-451 Bay Trail NAS Performance Review

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The launch of the QNAP TS-x51 series was covered in detail last month. Its introduction has revitalized the premium NAS market for SOHO and power users by providing a powerful enough alternative to the Atom D270x-based NAS units. The 22nm… Go To Full Article

HGST Expands Enterprise SAS SSD Storage Portfolio For Data-Intensive Application

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HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced its next-generation of Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS solid-state drives (SSDs) with capacities up to 1.6TB. Building upon its award-winning first generation 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, the new Ultrastar SSD800MH.B, Ultrastar SSD1600MM and Ultrastar… Go To Full Article

Europe approves Apple's $3 billion takeover of Beats

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Apple is official a step closer to owning Beats, as the $3 billion merger has just been cleared in Europe. The EU commission ruled that the merger "did not raise concerns because the combined (headphone) market share of Apple and… Go To Full Article

Intel rumoured to restore soldered heatspreaders in Haswell-E

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No more gooey TIM, leaked pic shows. Go To Full Article

Synology Diskstation DS414j 4-Bay NAS Server Review @

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The Diskstation DS414j 4-Bay NAS server is just another fine example of what Synology is capable of. The aesthetics of the design are retro and understated, and with the minimal noise created by the device it will be able to… Go To Full Article

[M] Silicon Power Superior SDXC UHS-1 64GB Review

@ 2014/07/28 read/post comments(0)
In this article we will look upon another speedy SDXC card from Silicon Power, with rated speeds of 85MB/s reads and 45MB/s writes and a total storage space of 64GB. The UHS-1 standard guarantees a new photographic experience in high-speed… Go To Full Article

Swiftech Also Rolls Out Maelstrom V2 Dual Bay Reservoir

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In addition to the MCP50X pump, Swiftech rolled out the Maelstrom V2 Dual Bay Reservoir. Pictured below, the reservoir takes up two 5.25-inch drive bays in your case, and provides about 355 ml of coolant capacity. The reservoir comes with… Go To Full Article

Swiftech Rolls Out MCP50X Pump

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Swiftech rolled out its new flagship pump for liquid cooling setups, the MCP50X. Measuring just 62 mm x 62 mm x 44.8 mm, this compact pump unit can drive 4.8 mH2O of coolant pressure, with up to 14.3 LPM of… Go To Full Article

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Release Date Announced

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Square Enix announced the next installment in the Lara Croft franchise will be available on December 9th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms. If you are a die-hard fan of Lara Croft, check out the in-depth review from Eurogamer.… Go To Full Article

Folders, new resolutions coming to WP 8.1 Update 1

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Microsoft has accidentally spilled the beans on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and it's going to be a relatively small update for users, but a big one for OEMs and thus the platform. The number of user-facing features is small… Go To Full Article

ASUS VG248Q 24 inch 144Hz Gamin Monitor Review

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ASUS is a well known manufacturer of PC Hardware, and most people have at some point owned a ASUS Motherboard or Graphics Card.. In this review we take a look at the new ASUS VG248Q 24 inch 144Hz… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Urban T81 Case Review

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Most people know Thermaltake and their PC Cases and Power Supply Units. In this review we look at the new Thermaltake Urban T81 Case. It is huge full tower with a lot of options. Go To Full Article

The 17 Best Free PC Games

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Looking for a diversion but low on cash? PCWorld has put together 17 of what they consider to be the best of the free games collection out there. Give it a look, it won't cost you a dime. But occasionally—occasionally—we… Go To Full Article

Titanfall: Frontier's Edge Release Date Announced

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More news out of Comic Con; the next DLC for Titanfall named Frontier's Edge will be released on July 31st. The DLC will be $10 bucks on PC and Xbox 360/One platforms. Go To Full Article

Microsoft Wants You to Forget Windows 8

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People and corporations alike don't care to be reminded about their failures and Microsoft is no exception. It's a fact that Windows 8 is bound to follow the likes of Windows ME and Vista into the forgotten annuls of history… Go To Full Article

Trend Micro caught lying about Android security

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Antivirus peddler Trend Micro recently issued a "report", in which it states that "Google Play [is] populated with fake apps, with more than half carrying malware". Sounds scary, right? Well, reality is a little different, as TechRepulic and Android Police… Go To Full Article

Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power

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Solar power cells need to stay relatively cool for the sake of both efficiency and longevity, but active cooling (like ventilation) isn't practical; it's expensive, and may block the very rays the cells are supposed to collect. To tackle this...… Go To Full Article

Noctua industrialPPC Series Review @ Vortez

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At the time Noctua announced its redux fans and accessory kits, they also introduced a series of industrial “Protected Performance Cooling” fans. These are “ruggedised high-speed versions” of two of their most promising fans – the 120mm NF-F12 and the… Go To Full Article

Homer for iPhone lets you peek at the apps your friends use

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Ever had the urge to peek at your friends' phone screens, whether it's to learn about their favorite apps or simply pry into their digital lives? Well, you can now do that without having to either strike up an awkward… Go To Full Article

Turn your Android phone into a PC gamepad with this new app

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So you want a gamepad to play that new platformer on your Windows PC, but you don't relish the idea of buying an expensive peripheral that will collect dust after you're done. Are you stuck using the keyboard? Not if… Go To Full Article

Microsoft flashes its 'Halo 2' remake and Atari documentary at Comic-Con

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What do Halo: The Master Chief Collection and the Atari landfill-dig have to do with comic books? Not much, really, but that doesn't mean that Microsoft isn't at this year's San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) trotting them out to those… Go To Full Article

SilverStone Nightjar NJ520 520W Fanless Power Supply Video Review

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"When it comes to fanless power supplies, there's isn't many to choose from. While the SilverStone Nightjar NJ520 is an excellent option and it's 520 watts, which is more than enough power for most quiet builds. It's 80 Plus Platinum… Go To Full Article

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