Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-03-28 read/post comments()

The Stream S06 4TB variant from Silicon Power is incorporating drives from Seagate, and to be more exact the ST4000DM000 model, which is built to support the 6Gb/s SATA interface, with a spindle speed of 5900RPM. The drive is featuring four platters, 1TB each and comes with a power consumption of 7.5W in normal operation, IDLE of 5W, while the sleep mode would only require 0.75W. read more

Toshiba MG04ACA400A 4TB Enterprise HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-03-21 read/post comments()

The new MG04ACA series from Toshiba is composed from drives which are meant for enterprise, mission-critical applications, while sporting higher transfer rates and capacities. The tested sample comes with 128MB of cache and comes in two versions, depending on the applications it is needed for: with 512 sector emulation or strictly with 4K sector. Make sure to choose wisely which drive is for you and your setups in order to bypass any incompatibilities which may arise. read more

ASUSTOR AS5104T 4-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-03-17 read/post comments()

The AS5104T NAS from ASUSTOR is built upon the proven chassis solution we have found on their previous generations, with an easy readable LCD display and additional buttons for performing the initial configuration without the need of a PC or extra software. The Celeron J1900 quad-core processor at its core delivers very good transfer rates when moving data; this is paired with a 2GB SODIMM module but the memory can be upgraded up to 8GB if needed, when we are running multiple services at once. read more

KingSing T8 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-03-10 read/post comments()

Along with the Elephone G3, this is the second low-cost smartphone we are testing on MadShrimps.be and we can consider ourselves impressed that for only $99 we are receiving a product with an exterior design similar to one of the Xiaomi flagships, is equipped MTKs last year octa-core processor and is paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM. read more

Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-03-09 read/post comments()

The H1500 headset takes part of the latest Corsair Gaming series, packs dual 50mm drives and is able to emulate 7.1 surround sound thanks to the Dolby Pro Logic IIx certification. The product comes with a 3-meter cable and on it we will also find a tiny remote which allows working with the volume control or for muting the microphone. read more

Thecus N4310 Soho/Home Linux NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-03-06 read/post comments(0)

The latest N4310 SOHO/Home NAS from Thecus is a visible upgrade over their low-cost N2310, both outside and inside; the hardware has been beefed up regarding the number of USB 3.0 ports, we’ve got more internal RAM and the SoC frequency (AMCC APM86491RDK) is now 1GHz instead of only 800MHz. read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2015-03-02
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q-GRR 16GB Memory Kit Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-03-02
Mobile/Smart Phones Xiaomi Mi4 64GB Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-02-24
Storage/Other Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-02-22
Others/Miscelleneous NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review by stefan @ 2015-02-16

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Hillary Clinton confirms she wiped her email server

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Members of the US House of Representatives hoping to get a look at Hillary Clinton's personal email server just got a big disappointment. Clinton's attorney has confirmed to a House committee on Benghazi that, after handing over work-related email to... Go To Full Article

Google and Johnson & Johnson working together on surgical robots

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Google has announced that it will be working together with Johnson & Johnson to develop advanced surgical robots that will help Surgeons and health care systems achieve greater accuracy as well as improve cost efficiency. Johnson & Johnson’s surgical technology… Go To Full Article

Emvio's smartwatch will tell you when you're stressing out

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Smartwatches are growing ever more capable by the day. Sometimes, though, there's no harm in a little focus. Enter Emvio, a watch with one core goal: to help you manage stress. There are no message notifications or apps, instead, Emvio… Go To Full Article

USB 3.1 Set to Reach Desktops

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The new USB 3.1 standard is ready for prime time and has already begun its rollout in higher end motherboards. The new standard will be at least twice as fast as its 3.0 predecessor with a transfer speed of 10Gbps.… Go To Full Article

AMC's channels come to PlayStation Vue

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If you were intrigued by PlayStation Vue as a substitute for cable TV but refused to sign up until you could watch The Walking Dead, it's time to hop aboard. Sony has added AMC Networks to Vue's channel roster, giving… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte Waterforce Review

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Every single aspect of the Gigabyte WaterForce graphics system is epic. Inside the wheeled suitcase (yes, really) you’ll find three water cooled GTX 980 graphics cards, an aluminium casing that sits on top of your PC case to accommodate the… Go To Full Article

Intel H81 chipset motherboards test

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Anyone looking to put together a simple PC with any random Intel Haswell CPU, one or two drives, isn't looking to overclock their setup and doesn't want a lot of rings and bells, doesn't need to empty their bankaccount on… Go To Full Article

The Windows 10 preview will work on more phones soon

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If you've been itching to try out a technical preview version of Windows 10 on your phone but didn't have a device on the short list, then we have good news. Microsoft just released a list of devices that it… Go To Full Article

Huawei details its upcoming Kirin 930 SoC

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Huawei today revealed some details on its upcoming Kirin 930 chipset that will be powering the company’s P8 flagship smartphone and the recently announced MediaPad X2 7-inch tablet. The new Kirin 930 chipset seems to be based on slightly modified… Go To Full Article

Facebook VR will change social networking

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Who would’ve thought Facebook would be one of the companies leading the charge in virtual reality, but it is. After snatching up the forward-thinking startup Oculus last year for $2 billion, the social networking giant has been hard at work… Go To Full Article

Play Super Mario 64 in your browser now

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Take the edge off of a full work week with a bit of Super Mario 64, available for download or playable right in your browser thanks to ingenious Unity developer Roystan Ross. He calls it Super Mario 64 HD, and… Go To Full Article

New screenshots show off GTA V for PC in glorious 4K

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With just around two more weeks left for the release of Grand Theft Auto V on the PC platform, Rockstar Games today released some new screenshots of the game running at 4K resolution. Needless to say, the new screenshots look… Go To Full Article

Pictures of Huawei’s next mid-range Honor smartphone leak

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Huawei’s Honor mid-range smartphone lineup has been quite successful in a number of Asian markets and it looks like the company is working on yet another Honor smartphone. Pictures of an unannounced Huawei Honor smartphone have been leaked by Russian… Go To Full Article

Early benchmarks show incredible performance improvement with DirectX12

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Although there is still a few months left before DirectX12 API makes its debut, preliminary benchmarks conducted by PCWorld show that the API might bring a huge improvement in performance, living up to the claims made by Microsoft. PCWorld tested… Go To Full Article

Blackview Acme Smartphone

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Blackview has recently released a new smartphone which is baptized Acme and they were nice to share with us its full list of features along with plenty of photos. Product Features: Born…

Missing woman unwittingly joins search party looking for herself

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A group of tourists spent hours Saturday night looking for a missing woman near Iceland's Eldgja canyon, only to find her among the search party. The group was travelling through Iceland on a tour bus and stopped… Go To Full Article

[M] Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

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The Stream S06 4TB variant from Silicon Power is incorporating drives from Seagate, and to be more exact the ST4000DM000 model, which is built to support the 6Gb/s SATA interface, with a spindle speed of 5900RPM. The drive is featuring… Go To Full Article

The best WiFi router (for most people)

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This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the original full article below at TheWirecutter.com If I wanted the cheapest good WiFi router I could get, I would buy the… Go To Full Article

Google loses over privacy settings

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The UK Court of Appeal has turned down an attempt by Google to overthrow a previous verdict that allowed people to sue it over privacy settings. The case, according to the BBC, centres around allegations that Google… Go To Full Article

Wait, what? OnePlus serenely reveals upcoming ‘game changer’ is a drone

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Not an Android-powered console, not a gaming controller and not a virtual reality head-mounted display. Well, we certainly did not see this coming. Sure, we emphasized off the bat everything was possible with regard to the mystery gadget OnePlus has… Go To Full Article

Broadwell Xeon D lands on Mini-ITX boards

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Intel introduced its Broadwell-based Xeon D server SoC earlier this month, and already, the chip has popped up in a couple of interesting Mini-ITX boards. Super Micro's X10SDV-TLN4F and X10SDV-F both feature the Xeon D-1540, which has eight cores, 16… Go To Full Article

Pebble Time breaks record after record, raising over $20 million on Kickstarter

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The crowdfunding campaign is nearly over, but there’s still time to reach twice the original wearable’s capital. It’s a genuine David versus Goliath story. Another one, since the little known (at the time) California-based Pebble Technology Corporation already defied all… Go To Full Article

YouTube starts testing silky smooth, ultra HD video quality

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YouTube introduced videos that play at 60 frames per second last year and ones viewable in 4K resolution in February. Now, the website is starting to experiment with videos that are both silky smooth and ultra high-def. TechCrunch has spotted… Go To Full Article

Why Your Windows PC Isn’t Genuine (and Exactly How That Limits You)

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Microsoft recently announced that WIndows 10 would be a free upgrade even for computers without genuine copies of Windows. But, even though they’ll let you install Windows 10, you’ll just end up with a non-genuine copy of Windows 10 that… Go To Full Article

Tim Cook will give away his fortune

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The head of the Apple Cargo Cult, Tim Cook has said that he will do something that Steve Jobs never did – give away his fortune. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world’s largest technology corporation… Go To Full Article

Photos claiming to show the LG G4 leak online

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The phone in these images look like the LG G3, but you might notice some subtle differences. That's because it could actually be pictures of the brand's yet-to-be-released flagship, the G4. An XDA Developer user called s3rv1cet3ch posted a folder… Go To Full Article

Carbon nanotubes made for planes can improve Parkinson's disease therapy

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When Rice University chemist Roberto Pasquali set out to to create strong and conductive carbon nanotube fibers, he had aerospace applications in mind. But it turned out his microscopic fibers are also great at communicating with the brain, making th... Go To Full Article

The first Apple Watch apps are already here

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You can't actually buy an Apple Watch for another month or so, but Apple has already opened the gate for apps. 9to5Mac points out a slew of freshly updated apps, including Twitter, WeChat, Evernote and the weather app Dark Sky… Go To Full Article

ECS LIVA X Mini PC Review @ OCC

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"The ECS LIVA X surprised me with its small size and completely silent operation. I was able to surf the internet and do work on it very quickly. I enjoyed using it and experienced no problems with browsing the internet,… Go To Full Article

Great, now 3D printed rifles can fire 7.62mm NATO rounds

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In 2013, Defense Distributed created the world's first 3D printed handgun, the .38-caliber Liberator. The following year, they unveiled an AR-15 receiver capable of firing hundreds of 5.56mm rounds without fail. This year, the team has been outdone b...… Go To Full Article

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