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

NVIDIA to Launch GeForce GTX 980 Ti After Summer

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NVIDIA reportedly adjusted launch of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, to after Summer, 2015. The company could be using the time to let the market digest existing inventories of the GTX 980 (and avoid the repeat of slow sales on… Go To Full Article

Windows 9 rumours abound

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Software giant Microsoft has been hinting that it will make changes in Windows 9 which should satisfy those who are using Windows 7 and will not upgrade. While Windows 8 has been a disaster for Microsoft because… Go To Full Article

Doom over for PC industry says Intel

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Chipzilla is telling the world+dog that the worst is over for the personal computer industry. Intel forecast third-quarter revenue above Wall Street’s expectations. Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith told Reuters that PC sales had… Go To Full Article

Musk claims Tesla was 'misled' about demand for cars in China

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Earlier this month, we reported about Tesla cutting jobs in China after sales failed to meet expectations. Now, we're learning that there might be more to it than just over optimistic forecasting. According to Business Insider, Tesla founder, Elon Mu... Go To Full Article

Long overdue Nvidia Shield Portable sequel likely on the horizon

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Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certified, the next-gen handheld game console could land on the heels of the full-fledged 4K-enabled living room Shield sometime in the summer. An alluring, highly original albeit limited in scope and experimental in nature concept, Nvidia’s first… Go To Full Article

Nest thermostat isn't smart enough to figure out British Summer Time

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The Nest Learning Thermostat is supposed to be super-smart, automatically learning your preferences and creating custom schedules to match. Unfortunately, British Summer Time (BST) is a concept that seems to be beyond its current level of intelligenc... Go To Full Article

Injecting SD Card Bootloaders

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[Frank] has a Ultimaker2 and wanted to install a new bootloader for the microcontroller without having physical access to the circuitry. That means installing a new bootloader for the ATMega2560 without an In System Programmer, and as is usual on… Go To Full Article

Hon Hai profits soar

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Hon Hai – a Taiwanese firm also known as Foxconn, said that its fourth quarter profits rose to $1.8 billion on the back of the success of Apple’s iPhone. Hon Hai makes most of Apple’s iPhones and… Go To Full Article

ENERMAX Introduces Three New EMK 5 Series Backplane Modules

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ENERMAX introduces 3 new EMK 5 series backplane modules for industrial storage rack: EMK5301, EMK5401 and EMK5501, which can accomdate 3~5 3.5" SATA or SAS drives respectively. The 3 new EMK 5 backplane modules feature patented NSS (Non-Scratch-SATA) connectors, individual… Go To Full Article

Auto-complete blunder leaks passport details of world leaders

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Australia has proved that it can hold its own against Hillary Clinton any day when it comes to email blunders. The nation's immigration department accidentally disclosed the passport numbers and other personal info of every world leader attending las...… Go To Full Article

The Phanteks Enthoo Pro Case Review

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The Enthoo Pro is most popular tower case of Phanteks, which the company claims to be "beautifully crafted, amazingly flexible, budget friendly and with maximized cooling potential". One might imagine this tries to put too many eggs in one basket… Go To Full Article

E-Scooters with swappable batteries will land in Taipei this summer

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Scooters don't normally generate much buzz without some kind of gimmick -- unless they're, say, connected to a well-known company and feature a crazy business model. The all-electric Gogoro Smartscooter fits that description perfectly, as it was crea... Go To Full Article

How to Convert a Physical Windows or Linux PC to a Virtual Machine

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Want to keep an old Windows or Linux installation around without keeping the hardware around? Convert that physical Windows partition to a virtual hard drive, allowing you to boot it in a virtual machine program like VMware, Hyper-V, Parallels, or… Go To Full Article

Former HP boss “90 percent sure” of presidential bid

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Former HP boss the winsome (and lose some) Carly Fiorina said the chances she would run for the US presidency in 2016 were “higher than 90 percent” and that she would announce her plans in late April to early May. Go To Full Article

LG Spirit goes on sale in India with Android 5.0 out of the box

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The Spirit is the cheapest LG smartphone to launch with Lollipop preloaded. LG announced four new smartphones with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box at MWC earlier this month, and the company has now launched one of those phones… Go To Full Article

If you want to buy an Apple Watch in-store, you'll need a reservation

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Even if you're not laying down thousands of dollars for the VIP treatment, if you're looking for an Apple Watch (and you're shopping in old-school bricks-and-mortar style), you won't be able casually dip into an Apple store and get some… Go To Full Article

Exhibition lets you go hands-on with 40 years of gadgets

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Want to experience exactly how much gadgets have evolved in the last 40 years? The Interface Experience at the Bard Graduate Center in New York has more than 25 seminal devices representing different computing eras, including the graphical interface ... Go To Full Article

‘Halo 5: Guardians’ launch date finalized and new trailer released

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Master Chief’s next adventure begins on October 27. Halo 5: Guardians is set for release late this October, which is still a ways out but at least we all have a concrete date to look forward to. Along with the… Go To Full Article

Japanese OEM Tosses Out GTX TITAN X Heatsink for AIO Liquid Cooler

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Japanese OEM gaming PC builder Sycom addressed the biggest shortcoming of reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X - heat (which runs into a thermal throttle too often), and the resulting noise (rivaling that of a Radeon R9 290X reference), by… Go To Full Article

Cleopatra the tortoise gets a 3D-printed shell

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Please don't jump on Cleopatra if you meet her. She isn't a real life red-shelled Koopa Troopa -- she's just wearing a 3D-printed prosthesis. See, Cleo the tortoise suffers from pyramiding, which means her shell has thick, pyramid-like growths due… Go To Full Article

Liquid metal machines 'eat' in order to move

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Robots typically rely on batteries to get power, but they may soon have to do little more than nibble on another material to start moving. Chinese researchers have developed simple liquid metal machines (not shown here) that zip around if… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming @ PureOverclock

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“The Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming is the graphics card we’re looking at today, and it’s latest in the company’s popular model series, coming with updated features. We’ve been impressed in the past with Gigabyte’s graphics cards, and we suspect… Go To Full Article

Antec P70 Case Video Review

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"Sub $100 cases are all the rage today and the Antec P70 Case falls smack-dab into that category. It's nicely styled, ample drive bays, roomy, 3-fan speed controller and is affordable." ~3dGameMan.com Go To Full Article

Noctua NH-U9S and NH-D9L Rack Mount Compatible CPU Cooler Review @HiTech Legion

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"While Noctua's new NH-U9S and NH-D9L were designed to comply with rack mount system standards, their low profile and horizontal airflow make them a natural choice for SFF and HTPC systems where CPU cooler space is limited. The Noctua NH-U9S… Go To Full Article

Standalone Fast & Furious Forza Game Free Right Now

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Looking for a new game to play, but short on cash? If you have an Xbox One or 360, you can download the standalone Fast and Furious expansion and play for free. Don't put off the download too long, it's… Go To Full Article

NSA considered scrapping its mass phone surveillance program

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The National Security Agency may present a united front when it defends against criticism of its bulk phone data collection, but it's now clear that there has been at least some doubt within the ranks. Associated Press sources have revealed… Go To Full Article

BitFenix Pandora Window Gamer Case Review

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Most people know BitFenix and their Gamer Cases. In this review we look at the new BitFenix Pandora Window Gamer Case with a lot of nice features and a stylish design. Go To Full Article

Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler Review

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Noctua has recently launched several new high end CPU coolers. One of them is the Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler with four heat pipes. It weighs 531 g and is mounted with one 90 mm fan out… Go To Full Article

Why Final Fantasy XV's main playable characters are all men

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Final Fantasy XV's playable demo confirmed suspicions that the long-awaited game's core playable characters are all, well, men. For those wondering, even just a bit, why the creators came to that decision when previous main titles featured mixed-gend... Go To Full Article

HTC's One E9+ is its latest phablet with a stunning screen

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Just like that, HTC has quietly -- well, maybe unintentionally -- unveiled its latest phablet on its China website. With some minor differences, the One E9+ is pretty much what we saw on the certification database earlier this month. The… Go To Full Article

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