TP-LINK Touch P5 AC1900 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2015-11-28 read/post comments()

The touch-screen Touch P5 employs is not a marketing gimmick but a useful feature since we can perform the initial configuration steps with its help but also access the main configuration areas during operation; in order to avoid unauthorized access, the router will ask us for the administrator password and its desktop area will show as an intro screen the Guest network details. We do also get other useful information displayed on the screen like which Wi-Fi networks are running (2.4GHz or 5GHz or both), the current product operation mode (Router, Access Point or Repeater), time/date and the number of connected stations. read more

Primal Carnage: Extinction Game Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-11-26 read/post comments()

The game needs to be checked out by people which are already bored of zombie games and really want to try something different. The graphics feel a bit dated, but if you like this type of game which is quite fast-paced, it won’t really matter this much; also, by using the older DirectX9 platform, even people with slower systems would be able to enjoy the game at maximum settings, without the need to upgrade. Happy Dino Hunting! read more

ASUSTOR AS1004T 4-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-11-22 read/post comments()

AS1004T NAS takes part of the latest ASUSTOR server series meant for home use, which does sport a Marvell ARMADA-385 1GHz Dual-Core processor, is paired with just 512MB of RAM and can house up to four drives. The chassis has been completely redesigned and in order to access the drives, we will have to completely remove the cover; unlike the previous NASes we have tested from the same company, this unit lacks trays and only 3.5’’ drives are supported for installation. Because of the utilized ARMADA-385 SoC, the overall power consumption is very low, while the four bays are cooled by a single 120mm fan located in the back. We can connect more devices to the NAS, but be aware… read more

IN WIN 805 Mid-tower Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2015-11-17 read/post comments()

In Win is one of those manufacturers which really dare to innovate within their growing lineup of computer cases. Last year they stole the show with their highly acclaimed S-Frame, an open air chassis made from a single sheet of aluminium. Of course these high tech cases come at a cost! This year at Computex they surprised friend and foe again with the H-frame case; compare it with a transformer case, that can open and close allowing to access the innards. It is quite expensive but nevertheless a stunning concept case that will be produced in limited numbers. Today however we are taking a look at one of their more affordable nevertheless breathtaking case solution, the IN WIN 805 Mid-tower… read more

THL 2015A Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-11-17 read/post comments()

The newly released THL 2015A smartphone is a lower-specced version of their previous 2015 model which now features a MTK MT6735 SoC at 1.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a HD screen and a battery of 2700mAh. The camera sensor on the back is a Sony IMX135 Exmor RS 13MP and while it can shoot good quality photos during day time, the night shots are quite disappointing because of the excessive LED flash bleeding inside the frame. read more

Corsair VOID Stereo Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-11-14 read/post comments()

While the VOID Stereo is compatible with a wide selection of devices which can output analog audio signal, the quality of the sound is also often influenced by the source. We have connected the headset to our trusty Sound Blaster ZxR sound card and watched some movies, several YouTube clips but also some of the latest TV Shows like Gotham, Grimm, The Walking Dead and so on. The main conclusion is that with the right sound card settings and enhancements, the Stereo is going to sound pretty good but this is also thanks to the 50mm-large Neodymium drivers it incorporates that are also used on the more expensive models. Talking about the microphone, if the sound card from our setup… read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards Rantopad FF Gaming Mouse and MAX Aluminum Pad Review by stefan @ 2015-11-12
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-563 5-bay Affordable Quad-Core Business NAS Review by stefan @ 2015-11-09
Others/Mice & Keyboards Razer Mamba Wireless Chroma Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2015-10-29
Others/Miscelleneous Meizu M2 Note Full Body PU Leather Case Review by stefan @ 2015-10-28
Storage/SSD Silicon Power Slim S80 240GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2015-10-27

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Turning sunlight into clean fuel is now cheap and simple

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Scientists have already produced artificial photosynthesis, but it has been an exotic process until now. You aren't about to replace the oxygen-giving plants around your home, in other words. However, researchers at Florida State University researc... Go To Full Article

Scientists show that gene editing can 'turn off' human diseases

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Gene editing has already been used to fight diseases, but there's now hope that it might eliminate the diseases altgether. Researchers have shown that it's possible to eliminate facial muscular dystrophy using a newer editing technique, CRISPR (Clus... Go To Full Article

SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SSD Review

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As per specifications, SanDisk Ultra II SSDs promised to run sequential read up to 550MB/s and Sequential write up to 500 MB/s, irrespective of the storage variant. These drives are with three years warranty period. Very recently, SanDisk SSDs namely… Go To Full Article

The Pirate Bay won't be blocked on its home turf

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Numerous countries order their internet service providers block The Pirate Bay, but its home country of Sweden won't be one of them... at least, for now. A Stockholm court has ruled that Sweden can't make ISPs block the piracy site,… Go To Full Article

Office Dog Triangulation Keeps Spot Accounted For

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[Matt Reed] works at a pet friendly work-space, where his pooch called [Bean] loves to wander around and disappear. She’s not getting in trouble, but nonetheless, [Matt] worries about her. So he took the creepy stalker route and put a… Go To Full Article

Amazon and Jeremy Clarkson hint at the future of delivery drones

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Former Top Gear co-host Jeremy Clarkson isn't just working on a new motoring show for Amazon... he's helping the internet giant pitch its vision for delivery drones, too. Amazon has unveiled a splashy new Prime Air ad where Clarkson shows… Go To Full Article

Inno3D iChill GTX 980 Ti X3 Ultra Review @

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We have just released a review of the overclocked Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 980 Ti HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra graphics card with 6 GB GDDR5 memory, including lots of benchmarks in different presets, power consumption, loudness, temperatures and many… Go To Full Article

VW reportedly knew its fuel economy figures were wrong a year ago

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If one report is accurate, Volkswagen execs didn't just know that their cars' emission estimates were fishy -- they knew the fuel efficiency figures were off, too. German newspaper Bild claims that top brass was aware of misleading fuel economy… Go To Full Article

Star Wars' Aurebesh Joins Google Translate

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"Luke Skywalker learned to read Aurebesh by the time he was four years old, from a set of old educational datatapes given to him by his aunt Beru." What you might know as the Alphabet in English is known as… Go To Full Article

The AfterMath: A week of excesses

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Too much food? Too many bargains? With a handful of antacids nearby, we hope you've enjoyed this Thanksgiving week. Following in tradition of all that indulgence, we're all about size and excess here at TAM. Nuclear-powered data centers, puffy nugget... Go To Full Article

Lenovo K32c36 receives certification from China’s TENAA and 3C agencies

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An upcoming Lenovo smartphone carrying the K32c36 model number has been certified by two Chinese agencies – TENAA and CCC. According to the TENAA listing for the device, it will come with a 5-inch display boasting of 1080 x 1920… Go To Full Article

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate PC port analysis

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Many PC gamers grew frustrated with Ubisoft last year following the abysmal launch of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, to the point where many were skeptical about this year’s release, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. Today we are taking a look at the PC… Go To Full Article

Professor saves home with smart sprinklers from 3,000km away

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Deadly bushfires have swept across South Australia this week, destroying countless properties and natural spaces. One ingenious professor was able to save his rural home, however, by remotely activating sprinklers using a smartphone. Simon Maddocks,... Go To Full Article

This 'Super Mario Bros.' watch will cost you $18,950

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How much of a Nintendo fan are you? Enough that you could spend as much as you would on a car, just to show the world where your allegiances lie? You'll want to talk to luxury watchmaker Romain Jerome, then.… Go To Full Article

E-paper sneakers change your style on the fly

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If you're the sort to buy multiple pairs of sneakers just to make sure your footwear is always fashionable, you might soon have a way to save a lot of money. David Coelho is crowdfunding ShiftWear, or sneakers that have… Go To Full Article

Apple's next iPhone reportedly ditches the headphone jack

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Apple's quest for ever-thinner, ever-smarter devices may produce another casualty: your iPhone's headphone jack. A rumor at MacOtakara claims that the next iPhone might drop the 3.5mm port and use the Lightning port for audio instead. The move would...… Go To Full Article

Sony Might Have Unlocked The PS4's 7th CPU Core

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So how much more powerful does this make the PS4 versus the Xbox One now? Sony did not release any official announcement about this, and the SDK itself is under NDA, so we should consider this as rumor, and take… Go To Full Article

Ridley Scott: "Alien: Covenant" First Of Three Films, Will Link Into Original "Alien"

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Are you still interested in the origins of the Xenomorph, or do you think Ridley should have left it all alone? Alien: Covenant and the following two films will be origin stories, answering the "very basic questions posed in Alien:… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's New Development Workflow Begins To Show Cracks

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Perhaps this is why many have complained of Windows 10 feeling so beta and not fully finished. Prior to his implementation of a streamlined operation to help ship code faster, there was roughly a one-to-one relationship between developers and those… Go To Full Article

An Introduction to Casting With Nuka Cola

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There’s less than a month until the next Star Wars is released, and consequently a few weeks until amateur propmakers and cosplayers go insane fabricating their own lightsabers with lightsaber cross guards and rolling robots. Until then, Fallout is pretty… Go To Full Article

Ben Heck's controller mods tutorial

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For a while now Ben and Felix have been making and selling single handed accessibility controllers. In this episode Ben will tear down the XBox One gamepad and show you how to do mods of your own, from the pin-outs… Go To Full Article

The Coin universal card is ready for 2012

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If your wallet is bursting at the seams with credit, gift and loyalty plastic, the Coin universal card is supposed to lighten the load. Just add all your information to the app, sync it with Coin and get ready to… Go To Full Article

LG G4 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update starts rolling out across Europe

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After rolling out the Android Marshmallow update to G4 owners in Poland and South Korea, LG is now seeding the update to customers across Europe. The update weighs in at 1.55GB and is now available through the LG Bridge PC… Go To Full Article

Apple could axe the 3.5mm audio jack on iPhone 7, suggests new rumor

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A new report published by Japanese blog Macotakara suggests Apple may be planning to get rid of the 3.5mm audio jack on its next iPhone models. The blog claims Apple is considering removing the 3.5mm jack in order to reduce… Go To Full Article

Fossil Q Founder Android Wear smartwatch to soon be sold through Google Store

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Fossil’s new Q Founder Android Wear smartwatch will soon be more easily available, via the Google Store. The Q Founder went on sale a few days back but is currently only being sold through the online Fossil store and at… Go To Full Article

Leaked Exynos 8890 Antutu benchmark result shows record-breaking performance

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An alleged Samsung Galaxy prototype running the Exynos 8890 SoC reportedly went through the popular Antutu benchmark recently, and managed to break all previous records. According to the leak out of China, a score of 103692 was achieved by a… Go To Full Article

See the radio waves constantly bathing you with this app

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Whether or not you realize it, there are radio waves constantly washing over you. Thanks to the countless WiFi routers, cellular towers, and GPS satellites (not to mention all the Bluetooth and other smaller wireless devices) the air is literally… Go To Full Article

Formula E is planning the first racing series for driverless cars

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It was only last year that Formula E made its debut as the first racing series exclusively for electric cars. Now, after just two seasons of championships, its organizers are already preparing for another first: a driverless racing series. The… Go To Full Article

A new chiptune album is coming to the Nintendo Famicom

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Every week it feels like a new video game soundtrack gets a vinyl release. Journey, The Last of Us, FTL and Shenmue -- none of these are surprises anymore. So what's next? MiniDiscs? Cassette tapes? Well, some musicians are keen… Go To Full Article

Toymaker VTech says data was stolen from its kiddie app store

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VTech, the brand best known for its electronic kid's toys and cordless phones, said Friday that hackers had stolen some of its customer data. While VTech is hardly the first company to see its user info compromised, the target here… Go To Full Article

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