ECS Z97 Machine Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by stefan @ 2014-08-01 read/post comments()

The Z97 Machine motherboard from ECS takes part of their mainstream offerings and this particular model has been enhanced on the audio interface by including the ESS Sabre ES9010K2M DAC. A M.2 slot for SSD is also present and we can mount up to two video cards (AMD CrossFireX) for expanding the 3D performances even further. read more

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
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid-i Mechanical Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2014-07-18
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

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

NVIDIA to Launch GeForce GTX 880 in September

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NVIDIA is expected to unveil its next generation high-end graphics card, the GeForce GTX 880, in September 2014. The company could tease its upcoming products at Gamescom. The company is reportedly holding a huge media event in California this September,… Go To Full Article

Mobile IE Updates For Windows Phone

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Only yesterday Microsoft officially announced the Windows Phone 8.1 Update and today some more details emerged about what is coming as part of the update. Internet Explorer was bumped to version 11 with the release of Windows Phone 8.1 which… Go To Full Article

Mars 2020 rover will give us a way to know the red planet better

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NASA's been planning for the Mars 2020 rover for a long time now, back when Curiosity was just making its way to the red planet. Now, the agency has finally chosen seven scientific instruments that'll be equipped on the new… Go To Full Article

Kingwing USI-2535CLU3 USB 3.0 EZ-Clone Adapter Video Review

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"The Kingwing USI-2535CLU3 USB 3.0 EZ-Clone Adapter not only duplicates drives, it's also an external drive adapter. It's compatible with 2.5" & 3.5" IDE/SATA drives as well as the Windows/MAC operating systems. What's super cool is, you can clone drives… Go To Full Article

AMD's A10-7800 processor reviewed

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We first reviewed an AMD Kaveri processor back at the start of the year, but since then, AMD's new APU has been in kind of a weird place. The A8-7600 chip we reviewed has been scarce in retail channels, evidently… Go To Full Article

Apple decal sellers saw a tremendous spike in sales following 'Stickers' ad

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Your worst fear, confirmed: Engadget's staff laptop of choice is the MacBook Air. Other than the massive checks we each personally receive from Apple (har har), it's our go-to laptop because it's light, fast, and great for the kind of… Go To Full Article

Swiftech H220-X Open Loop 240mm CPU Cooler Review @HiTech Legion

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"For those in the loop (pun intended), the H220X has been highly anticipated and with good reason. Many looking to delve into the world of liquid cooling start out with a unit that is ready-to-go right out of the box,… Go To Full Article

Sapphire Radeon R7 250E Ultimate 1 GB GDDR5 Review @

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We have just released a Review of the Sapphire Radeon R7 250E Ultimate graphics card with 1 GB GDDR5 and fanless cooling, including lots of Benchmarks in different Presets, power consumption, loudness, temperatures and many more details. Go To Full Article

PSU deathmatch: Cooler Master V750 vs. Rosewill Capstone-750-M

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Well, it's taught us that modern units can perform a fair bit better than even a high-end model from just a few years ago. (According to Camelegg, the Silencer 760W sold for about $145 back in 2011.) If you're holding… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Announces upgrade up to 750W at the V Semi-Modular Series

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Aug. 2014 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today released the upgrade of the highly efficient and powerful V Semi-Modular Series Power Supplies (PSU) up to 750W. Go To Full Article

Sony's new Action Cam arrives stateside with SteadyShot and more for $200

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Sony's stable of action cams just got a new option for thrill seekers in the US. The HDR-AS20 joins the outfit's HDR-AS100V and HDR-AS30V in capturing daring feats of whatever you fancy. This new model packs the company's SteadyShot image...… Go To Full Article

Office for iPad updated with PDF export

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Microsoft's iPad version of Office is pretty sleek, but it isn't perfect: it has limited print and export functions and just isn't as robust as its desktop counterpart. Slowly but surely, Redmond is changing that -- today the company announced… Go To Full Article

ADATA Formally Announces DDR4-2133 CL15 UDIMMs

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One of the hot topics in computer upgrades for the next couple of years is going to be the move from DDR4. Intel has already announced that the Haswell-E / X99 platform will be based on DDR4, and we can… Go To Full Article

64-bit Chrome goes beta, promises better speed, security, stability

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Slowly but surely, the 64-bit version of Google's browser is inching toward production readiness. As of yesterday, beta versions of 64-bit Chrome for Windows are available in a new release channel, which you can join by heading to this Go To Full Article

Facebook's app offers free web access in Zambia

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We've heard quite a bit about Mr. Zuckerberg's plans to bring low-cost internet access to the otherwise disconnected, and today, his social network announced plans to do just that in Zambia. The new app allows users to browse weather,...… Go To Full Article

Palit GTX 750 Ti KalmX 2 GB @ techPowerUp

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Palit's GeForce GTX 750 Ti KalmX is the first completely fanless NVIDIA graphics card in a long time which offers performance that doesn't suck. Thanks to its fanless design there is no noise coming from the card, which is important… Go To Full Article

How did Adding Memory Significantly Increase Gaming Performance for an AMD APU?

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When you upgrade your computer’s hardware, it is a given that you expect a boost in performance, but sometimes you get an unexpectedly significant increase beyond what you counted on. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a confused, but happy gamer… Go To Full Article

Apple's new online content network should deliver your files faster

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If you're an iOS or Mac user, your downloads and streams are going to improve in the near future -- if they haven't already. Apple has quietly switched on its own content delivery network (CDN), letting it deliver files directly… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pegged for September 3 launch

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Samsung is reportedly rushing the Galaxy Note 4 out the door in order to combat Apple’s upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone. Samsung could unveil the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3rd, a few days ahead of the IFA event in Berlin, according… Go To Full Article

43Tbps Over A Single Fiber

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The only thing faster than 43Tbps on a single fiber, is the speed at which the "downloading porn" jokes will start in the comments section. In a more user-friendly unit, 43Tbps is equivalent to a transfer rate of around 5.4… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy Alpha reportedly launching on August 13

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Samsung’s first metallic Android phone will feature a combination of high-end and mid-range features and launch ahead of the Galaxy Note 4. The latest in a string of high-profile leaks pegs an August 13 launch for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha,… Go To Full Article

Dotcom's Assets Attacked From Multiple Directions

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I'll be amazed if this guy makes it out of this mess with a single penny. Kim Dotcom is dealing with a multi-pronged attack on his assets. While the governments of both the U.S. and New Zealand work to keep… Go To Full Article

CIA admits to spying on US Senate computer network

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Back in March 2014, two United States senators accused the Central Intelligence Agency of infiltrating Senate computers. Worse, they accused the CIA of hacking Senate computer networks and accessing files while the Senate's Intelligence Committee was... Go To Full Article

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 AMP! Review - Single and Dual SLI Configs

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Back in June Technology X made the trip over to Taiwan, where we had the chance to sit down with Zotac and see the latest and greatest. Take a look at our article where Zotac was showcasing a couple of… Go To Full Article

Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 Teardown

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The folks at iFixit have posted a video of the second generation Oculus Rift dev kit being taken apart and examined. Go To Full Article

The second Oculus Rift headset uses the Samsung Note 3 screen, literally

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Back when Oculus VR first showed off its second virtual reality development kit, the Facebook subsidiary wasn't saying anything specific about the origins of its new, higher-resolution screen. But now that that second dev kit is shipping to pre-order... Go To Full Article

SteelSeries Introduces the Siberia Elite World of Warcraft Edition Headset

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SteelSeries,the global leader in premium gaming peripherals, in collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment, today announced the upcoming release of the Siberia Elite World of Warcraft Edition Headset. Gamers will soon be able to experience epic quests, intense raids, and endless adventure… Go To Full Article

HTC Desire 816 review: A mid-range M8 let down by sluggish cameras

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HTC may have some problems behind closed doors, but outside, it's still widely regarded as one of the world's top phone makers. We already gave this year's One M8 flagship a rather jolly review, and now it's time to see… Go To Full Article

Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Mainboard

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"The Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Mainboard arrived Technic3D. We check the ATX-Mainboard with Intel Z97 chipset functions and Performance in the following Review with a Intel Core i7-4770K CPU on Windows 7 64 Bit." Go To Full Article

Eizo's FlexScan EV3237 has 31.5'' of 4K goodness

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Japanese display maker Eizo has added a monster 4K model to its stable. The FlexScan EV3237 spreads its 3840x2160 resolution over a 31.5" diagonal, resulting in a pixel density of 140 PPI. It's based on a "non-glare" IPS panel with… Go To Full Article

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