Corsair Carbide 240 AIR Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-01 read/post comments()

Corsair has been bombarding the MadShrimps reviewers with loads of new stuff since Computex 2014. Since motherboard brands are including mATX and even mITX boards in their lineup we see more and more of these tiny form factors appear at LAN parties. Portability is a big added bonus if you are a frequent LAN party visitor. Enclosure manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon and are including more frequently mITX cases. One of the biggest drawbacks of these tiny cases is the limited internal airflow, thus the heat buildup and stability of your favorite hardware components are compromised. Corsair has developed a shrinked-down version of their magnificent Carbide 540 AIR. The Carbide 240 AIR is again a two chamber cube, designed… read more

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by stefan @ 2014-09-29 read/post comments()

For the mainstream segment, Gigabyte has prepared an interesting Z97 solution, the GA-Z97-UD5H. This board has a clean PCB design, with Dual LAN, decent spacing between the PCI-Express slots, a shielded RTL1150 solution but also M.2 and SATA Express for future proofing. read more

BIOSTAR A68N-5000 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/IntegratedCPU by stefan @ 2014-09-28 read/post comments()

The BIOSTAR A68N-5000 board has a pretty small footprint and offers plenty of bang for the buck. We only need to fit one or two DDR3 modules, plug in the power supply, connect the SSD/HDD and off we go, we have a fully operating machine. We are welcome to install the desired operating system on it and for ease of access now BIOSTAR have went with a fully-fledged UEFI interface, no more Aptio here! In the following article we will try to get more in-depth with this board to see what is it capable of. read more

MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-26 read/post comments(0)

MSI continues to update their range of Overclocking motherboards with each new major chipset release. When Intel released their brand new socket 1150 Z97 chipset MSI was ready with another three motherboards targeted at the OC crowd. The affordable Z97 MPOWER exists in two versions: the Z97 MPOWER and the Z97 MPOWER MAX AC and the ultimate flagship of all LGA1150 motherboards must be the Z97 XPOWER AC. The latter being the one and only Z97 based motherboard supporting out of the box 4-way SLI GPU setups. The included accessories are too numerous to list, most interesting for overclockers will be the inclusion of the Delid guard and the OC Fan stand. Time to unravel MSI's latest OC addition... read more

DOOGEE DAGGER DG550 Smartphone Review [GearBest]

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-09-24 read/post comments()

DAGGER DG550 is a low-cost but highly-acclaimed smartphone from DOOGEE, integrating a 5.5 inch (720P resolution) screen and an octa-core MTK6592, which is paired with 1GB of RAM. The terminal runs on Android 4.4.2 and has some bits and pieces customized by the manufacturer; the back camera is 8MP and the Selfie frontal one is 2MP. In the review we will carefully analyze the product and at the same we would like to announce the fact that for a limited time at GearBest this model can be acquired at a much lower price. read more

Team Group Micro SDHC UHS-1 U3 32GB Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-09-22 read/post comments()

Having one of the latest 3D or 4K video recorders or want to shoot RAW much faster? No problem since Team Group has you covered with their latest microSDHC UHS-1 U3 cards which come in both 16GB and 32GB variants and have rated speeds of 45MB/s writes and 90MB/s reads. read more
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-251 High Performance NAS for SOHO and Home Users Review by stefan @ 2014-09-21
Storage/Other Brando Nexus 7 II Protective Accessories Presentation by stefan @ 2014-09-15
Mobile/Smart Phones UMI C1 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2014-09-11
Cases & PSU/Cases Fractal Core 1100 Computer Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-08
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone XS35V4 Review by stefan @ 2014-09-05

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

QNAP Ships 16GB Versions of TS-x70 Pro Series NAS

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QNAP, Inc., a global network attached storage (NAS) manufacturer, is now shipping new 16GB models of the TS-x70 Pro Series Turbo NAS which is designed specifically in support of QNAP's new Virtualization Station, a centralized virtualization environment that allows users… Go To Full Article

AMD Demos First Network Function Virtualization on 64-Bit AMD and ARM Technology

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AMD today demonstrated the first network function virtualization (NFV) solution on AMD's 64-bit ARM-based SoC and announced that it is now sampling to AMD's embedded customers. The NFV demonstration is powered by a 64-bit ARM-based AMD Embedded R-Series SoC, codenamed… Go To Full Article

Legion Hardware - (QNAP TS-653 Pro)

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QNAP has hit the ground running with their TS-x53 Pro series offering 2, 4, 6 and 8-bay models. The 6-bay TS-653 Pro that we looked at costs $1150 (8GB model) while a cheaper $1000 2GB model also exists. Given the… Go To Full Article

PNY Releases Mobile In-Ear Stereo Canalphones Mic Plus+ Series

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PNY, the leading manufacturer of memory products and PC peripherals, has officially announced the Mic Plus+ series headphones, the latest addition to their popular In-Ear stereo headphones range. Available in two models-S205k and S205b, they come equipped with a one-remote… Go To Full Article

Uber for Business now automatically expenses taxis in 45 countries

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The nice thing about traveling for work is that you can hop in a taxi without worrying about the cost since, after all, you're not picking up the tab. The downside of that privilege is that, about a week or… Go To Full Article

Self-destruct sequence fractures the NAND in ultra-secure SSD

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SSDs with full-drive encryption are a dime a dozen these days. A UK-based company called SecureDrives is taking data security much further, though. It's developed a line of SSDs with robust encryption, two-factor authentication, and a novel self-destruct mechanism.… Go To Full Article

Garmin's multi-sport GPS watch now talks to your phone

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Garmin's GPS watch lineup has had an imbalance as of late; while more modest athletes have had luxuries like color displays and phone integration, you've had to make do with monochrome and old-school PC syncing if you need multi-sport wristwear… Go To Full Article

Plextor M6e 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD Review

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Who like to purchase a current Intel Z97, X99, etc. motherboard or get at least information about an update, certainly have discovered that some motherboards are coming with a so-called M.2 socket. But what exactly is M.2, which devices… Go To Full Article

How to Use App Extensions on an iPhone or iPad With iOS 8

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App extensions allow you to extend iOS’s Share menu with any service you like, add browser actions to Safari or Chrome, use custom photo-editing tools in the Photos app, and integrate cloud storage services with any app. Go To Full Article

11 mechanical gaming-keyboards comparison test @ Hardware.Info

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When looking for a new keyboard you are spoiled for choice. One of the first decisions you have to make though is if you want a mechanical keyboard or not. We tested 11 different mechanical keyboards in case you are… Go To Full Article

Tesoro Kuven Gaming Headset Review @ Vortez

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The Tesoro Kuven comes in quite formidably considering the price, versatility and comfort. You get a great virtual 7.1 surround headset that will give you rich, immersive gaming audio. Go To Full Article

Ellison still a draw at Oracle conference

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Despite his surprise exit from Oracle, Larry Ellison was still the main draw at Oracle’s annual conference in San Francisco. Ellison has given up his position as chief executive of the enterprise software behemoth he co-founded 37… Go To Full Article

ASUS X99 DELUXE (Intel LGA 2011-3) @ techPowerUp

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We take our first look at ASUS's LGA 2011-3 products, starting with the ASUS X99 DELUXE. Wrapped in new clothing, the ASUS X99 DELUXE not only has DELUXE looks and DELUXE features, it also has a DELUXE socket for you… Go To Full Article

Windows Technical Preview to arrive 17:00 GMT

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Yesterday, Microsoft announced that they would be releasing a Technical Preview for Windows 10 on October 1st. But, if you are busy hitting the F5 key wondering where your download is, you will have to wait a bit longer.… Go To Full Article

[M] Corsair Carbide 240 AIR Computer Case Review

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Corsair has been bombarding the MadShrimps reviewers with loads of new stuff since Computex 2014. Since motherboard brands are including mATX and even mITX boards in their lineup we see more and more of these tiny form factors appear at… Go To Full Article

Maxwell's Dynamic Super Resolution explored

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Now that you've seen DSR in static screenshots, I hope you can begin to appreciate what it does. I'm not sure I'd say it gives you 4K image quality on lower-resolution displays, but DSR can offer tangible and sometimes dramatic… Go To Full Article

April 1st, 2013: Microsoft skips 'too good' Windows 9, jumps to Windows 10

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If you've been looking forward to Windows 9, the OS that will fix what Windows 8 got wrong, you're in for a surprise: There will be no Windows 9. Instead, Microsoft announced it will proceed directly to Windows 10.… Go To Full Article

DeepCool Announces the Captain Line of Liquid AIO CPU Coolers

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DeepCool launched the Captain series of liquid AIO CPU Coolers, under its GamerStorm brand. The series debuts with the Captain 120, featuring a 120 x 120 mm radiator; and the Captain 240, featuring a 240 x 120 mm one. The… Go To Full Article

VisionTek Introduces High Power USB Charging Hubs

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VisionTek Products LLC, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced its new line of high power USB charging hubs that enable charging up to seven Apple iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows tablets,… Go To Full Article

SanDisk Introduces X300 Series SSDs

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SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the availability of the SanDisk X300 SSD. The SanDisk X300 SSD leverages the latest advancements in X3 technology to deliver a great user experience with high-performance, while utilizing robust… Go To Full Article

Arduino's new 3D printer lets you modify just about everything

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If you're a fan of Arduino's tinker-friendly approach to computing, you'll be glad to hear that it's now extending that open philosophy to 3D printers. The company has teamed up with Sharebot to unveil the Materia 101, a small (5.5… Go To Full Article

Drobo Introduces the Drobo Mini 8 TB Four-Bay Storage Array

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Connected Data, the creator of the award-winning Drobo line of smart storage solutions, today announces the immediate availability of its new Drobo Mini 8 TB bundle that provides customers with a massive amount of storage space in a small, rugged… Go To Full Article

Panasonic Launches the Toughbook CF-LX3 Rugged Notebook

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Panasonic today announced the business rugged notebook for busy mobile executives. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3 is a large, 14" screen notebook with a 14 hour battery life, beautifully packaged in the world's lightest design (1.26kg) available on the market* and… Go To Full Article

XFX R7 250E Core Edition Review @ Neoseeker

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On the Neoseeker review bench today is another sub-$100 graphics card built around AMD's Carpe Verde Pro GPU, the XFX R7 250E Core Edition. As you will have gathered from the pricing, it's intended to provide competitive performance for users… Go To Full Article

Asetek Surpasses Two Million Shipped Units Milestone

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Asetek, the world's leading supplier of computer liquid cooling solutions, today announced that it shipped its 2,000,000th unit in September 2014. Asetek originally designed the first sealed loop liquid cooler in 2003. Due to the inherent drawbacks of traditional kit… Go To Full Article

Be quiet! Straight Power 10 600W PSU Review

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We are looking at a new PSU from Be Quiet. It is the Be quiet! Straight Power 10 600W PSU. It is quality PSU unit with four +12V rails, semi sleeved cables and a 80 Plus Gold certification.… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Unveils First Look At Windows 10

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Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled its next Windows operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available Oct. 1. The announcement highlighted advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience… Go To Full Article

Path now lets you text businesses so you don't have to wait on hold

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About three months ago, Path announced that not only was it rolling out a dedicated messaging app, it was also acquiring a company called TalkTo whose service allowed you to communicate with businesses via text. Today, Path is finally integrating… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's next OS is Windows 10

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Instead of announcing the next version of its iconic operating system in front of a massive crowd of thousands, Microsoft chose an intimate venue with 50 or so reporters to launch the new Windows, which it's calling Windows 10. Developing......… Go To Full Article

Pebble drops prices by $50 and adds continuous fitness tracking

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If you've been thinking about getting a smartwatch but haven't been persuaded to plunk down a lot of cash, Pebble's trying to make the decision a little easier for you. The watch maker is lowering the price of its full… Go To Full Article

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