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

QNAP TS-251 High Performance NAS for SOHO and Home Users Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-09-21 read/post comments()

The new high-performance TS-251 NAS from QNAP is built upon the Intel Celeron J1800 dual-core processor at 2.4GHz and is able to support on-the-fly video transcoding (thanks to Intel Quick Sync Video Technology), while offering very good transfer rates. While the tested unit was equipped with only 1GB of RAM, there is a 4GB version available too, which also supports running virtual machines. read more

Brando Nexus 7 II Protective Accessories Presentation

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-09-15 read/post comments()

Brando has made available to Nexus 7 (2013) a lot of protective cases, screens and various accessories in order to use the product optimally while keeping it in mint conditions. All these are offered at low prices when compared to established brands and their quality has been increased quite a lot since our latest check-up. read more

UMI C1 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-09-11 read/post comments(0)

UMI have prepared another affordable but large-diagonal smartphone with 1280x720 resolution; we could also mention the 1.3GHz MTK6582 quad-core SoC which is paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM, support for microSDHC cards in order to expand storage space and also one 8MP Sony camera which is also found with the Nexus 5. read more

Fractal Core 1100 Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-08 read/post comments()

Fractal introduced the new Core series at Computex 2014; instead of having a booth at the infamous Nangang Hall, they unraveled the different Core versions at the Hyatt Hotel. In a similar trend as other enclosure manufacturers the focus point is on very affordable cases, a challenge as affordable usually goes hand in hand with making compromises. MadShrimps has already reviewed several 50 dollar cases, though with the Core 1100 Fractal goes even a few notches lower with a street price of a whopping low 35 dollars. Can Fractal maintain their typical stylish look and professional build quality even at this price level? Let us pop the box and explore the Fractal Core 1100 mATX case. read more

Shuttle Barebone XS35V4 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-09-05 read/post comments()

The latest X35V4 model from Shuttle integrates one energy-efficient J1900 quad-core Intel SoC which features Ivy Bridge Graphics and inside the enclosure we can also house one 2.5’’ HDD/SSD, up to 8GB DDR3L SODIMM, a slim optical drive or with an extra adapter we can install a secondary 2.5’’ storage drive. All system runs on passive ventilation, so no extra noise is generated from the inside. read more
Cases & PSU/Cases CORSAIR Graphite 380T Computer Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-02
Storage/Other Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 128GB Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-09-01
CPU Intel Octacore i7-5960X Haswell-E Review Part I by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-29
Cooling/CPU Cooling CRYORIG R1 Universal CPU Cooler Review by jmke @ 2014-08-25
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-08-25

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

UPS now lets you use 3D printers in nearly 100 US stores

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UPS' experiment with in-store 3D printers apparently went off without a hitch -- the shipping service has expanded the availability of 3D printing services from six test markets to nearly 100 locations across the US. While the hardware is still...… Go To Full Article

ASUS ROG GTX 780 Ti MATRIX Platinum Video Card Review

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In today's evaluation we are breaking down the ASUS ROG GTX 780 Ti MATRIX Platinum video card. We put this head-to-head with the ASUS ROG R9 290X MATRIX Platinum. Which provides a better gaming experience, best overclocking performance, and power… Go To Full Article

Adobe buys Aviary to bring photo editing to more mobile apps

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The world of image editing has changed a lot in the past few years -- you're now about as likely to tweak a photo on your phone or tablet as you are on your PC. Adobe is clearly aware of… Go To Full Article

Super Talent Updates Its 7-pin SATA Flash Disk Module

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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, updates its 7-pin SATA FDM with the 7-pin SATA SJ1. The very popular 7-pin SATA FDM is now available in a SATA III version which allows for read speeds… Go To Full Article

Mobile Chrome apps get improved notifications and sign-ins

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Google's Chrome Apps for Mobile project has been handy for developers who want to repackage their websites as native apps for your phone, but the resulting projects have been limited in what they can do -- it's pretty obvious that… Go To Full Article

Valve makes finding your next Steam game easier

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When Valve debuted game-recommendation tags not long ago, it was apparently a precursor to something much bigger. Today the PC game-sales juggernaut has revealed a new look for its store that aims to put games in front of you that… Go To Full Article

Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC

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The crew at ThinkComputers had a ot of nice stuff to say about the Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC they just reviewed. AMD recently announced their Radeon R9 285 graphics card, this was their first major graphics card announcement since… Go To Full Article

ASUS STRIX GTX 970 DirectCU II OC 4GB Review @HiTech Legion

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"The ASUS STRIX GTX 970 DirectCU II OC will fit into many computer user's artillery as the component of choice. With its sleek black styling, large aftermarket DirectCU cooler and efficient design, this card packs a punch while maintaining optimal… Go To Full Article

HTC Reportedly Manufacturing Google's Nexus 9 Tablet

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WSJ.D reports today that Google's upcoming Nexus 9 tablet will be manufactured by HTC. The last HTC tablet was the Flyer back in 2011, so the Nexus 9 marks the end of HTC's three year hiatus from the Android tablet… Go To Full Article

PC GTA5 First-Person Support?

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FPS mode in the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V? I think that would be a pretty cool option. What do you think? A post on the GTA Forums claims a confirmation of first-person support in next-gen editions of… Go To Full Article

New reversible USB connectors will carry audio and video, too

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We've told you all about the upcoming USB cable's high-powered abilities, but now audio and video have joined the mix. Working alongside the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has leveraged a DisplayPort "Alt... … Go To Full Article

Gigabyte R7 250X OC Performance Review @ Neoseeker

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We explore the $100 price segment for video cards today with the Gigabyte R7 250X OC. Built around the Cape Verde GPU, this R7 250X offering features a 1050 MHz core clock, 16 ROPs, 40 TMUs, 640 Unified Shaders, and… Go To Full Article

Microsoft makes it easier for students to get Office 365 at no cost

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Back when it launched the Student Advantage program, Microsoft made it possible for 35,000 educational institutions across the globe to receive free access to Office 365. As part of that, students and teachers alike could get a subscription to the...… Go To Full Article

Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Keyboard

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"The Corsair Gaming K70 RGB arrived Technic3D. "Anti-ghosting full-keys rollover, full programmable macro keys, Cherry MX-RGB Switches and Individual Light on each key?" Technic3D will see the complete functions in the following Review." Go To Full Article

BlackBerry's one-of-a-kind Passport phone will cost $599

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Over the past few months, BlackBerry has been putting a lot of effort into building some buzz around its newest, oddly-shaped smartphone, the Passport. Today, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, company CEO John Chen revealed one of… Go To Full Article

China blocks DuckDuckGo's privacy-minded web searching

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If you've been using DuckDuckGo's privacy-focused search engine to get around China's stringent censorship while also hiding your tracks, you'd better start looking for an alternative. The company's Gabriel Weinberg (above) has confirmed that China... Go To Full Article

What you need to know about the robots that feed humanity

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In Iowa, there's a 3,000-acre farm that uses machines to accomplish most tasks, from seeding to fertilizing and chemical application. This land, owned by the Mitchell family, is known as one of the most mechanized farms in the United States,… Go To Full Article

Diamond nanothreads could lift us to space

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A team of researchers at Penn State University said it has produced ultrathin diamond nanothreads that could just possibly lead to the production of a space elevator between earth and the moon. John V Badding, a professor… Go To Full Article

Windows 9 looms into view

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While very many people haven’t yet upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, and very many people have stuck with Windows XP, it seems that Microsoft will show off Windows 9 soon. Paul Thurrott’s Supersite for Windows… Go To Full Article

4G phones enter price war phase

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Fierce competition in the smartphone chipset and microprocessor market means prices of devices are likely to drop next year. Smartcom, Qualcomm, Marvell and Broadcom are all competing in offering 32-bit quad core devices all hovering around the… Go To Full Article

Corsair Unleashes Corsair Gaming RGB Keyboards, RGB Mice, and Headsets

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Corsair, a leader in PC hardware, today launched Corsair Gaming, a new division within the company dedicated to the elevation of PC gaming and the development of high-performance PC peripherals. Forged from Corsair's engineering know-how and developed alongside eSports professionals… Go To Full Article

DisplayPort Alternate Mode for USB Type-C Announced - Video, Power, & Data All Over T

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Earlier this month the USB Implementers Forum announced the new USB Power Delivery 2.0 specification. Long awaited, the Power Deliver 2.0 specification defined new standards for power delivery to allow Type-C USB ports to supply devices with much greater amounts… Go To Full Article

Apple sees 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales in three days

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The new iPhones have been on sale for three days, which means it's time for Apple to announce how many devices it sold. Considering that the iPhone 5 hit five million sales in the same period, and the 5S and… Go To Full Article

MediaTek Labs and LinkIt Platform Launch Targeting IoT and Wearables

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Companies such as Motorola, Apple, Nest, and Fitbit have been targeting the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables market with devices for the past several years. However, if the smartphone revolution was any indication, we are merely at the tip… Go To Full Article

Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review

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Today is the dawn of a new era for Corsair, as the company has multiple announcments. Corsair is establishing their own gaming brand, announcing the availability of the new RGB keyboards and mice, and they're also releasing a new software… Go To Full Article

NASA's MAVEN probe arrives in orbit around Mars

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Whenever NASA achieves something, row after row of neatly-dressed mission controllers all begin whooping and clapping. The reason for today's jubilation is the news that, after nearly a year, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution probe has... Go To Full Article

VESA Brings DisplayPort to New USB Type-C Connector

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), working in liaison with the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, today announced the publication of the DisplayPort Alternate Mode ("Alt Mode") on USB Type-C Standard. Using the DisplayPort Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review @

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Today we are taking a look at Thermaltake's biggest, baddest cooler, the Water 3.0 Ultimate. With 3 powerful 120mm fans bolted to a massive 360mm radiator and a higher flowing pump, this cooler could start to really close the performance… Go To Full Article

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Preliminary Results

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While we’re still working on the full review, I want to get out some preliminary results for the iPhone 6. For now, this means some basic performance data and battery life, which include browser benchmarks, game-type benchmarks, and our standard… Go To Full Article

IKEA's taking its low cost solar panels to eight more countries

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Remember when IKEA started selling solar panels in the UK despite its famous lack of sunshine? It must have been successful, because company CEO Peter Agnefjäll has just pledged that eight more nations will get the service in the next… Go To Full Article

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