KingFast 256GB F9 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2015-10-05 read/post comments()

The F9 256GB is another low-cost SSD product from KingFast, which pairs the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller with Micron NAND MT29E1T08CUCBBH8-10:B and the cache is assured by the Samsung K4W2G1646E-BC11 DDR3 RAM (256MB). This model is able to follow the read performances of the Crucial BX100 250GB we have reviewed earlier, but falls behind in terms of writes. read more

Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-09-30 read/post comments()

With the VOID Wireless, we are getting quite a bit of improvements regarding product comfort, LED lighting system and software configuration. Corsair has added the RGB system for extra eye candy, but we have found more useful the two LEDs near the MIC which light up in order to signal different product statuses. The two 50mm drivers are able to deliver good gaming-grade quality sound and we found the microphone fidelity about the same as on the Vengeance 2100 and this is not a bad thing since that one impressed us positively too. read more

ROCCAT Nyth Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-09-29 read/post comments()

ROCCAT Nyth is like a breath of fresh air in the already crowded gaming mice market which sports quite a modular design with replaceable right side panel, no less than four different sets of buttons, a smooth durable plastic texture, catchy LED light effects and a comfortable shape for lengthy gaming sessions. Considering that we are getting plenty of accessories, ROCCAT saw fit to also include a carry case and the software available for the Nyth is one of the most advanced we have seen to date, which maintains the feature we did like in the previous revisions, the audio feedback. read more

B2C Telecom Premium Custom Bookstyle Case for iPhone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by jmke @ 2015-09-28 read/post comments(0)

Today we take a look at the at product from B2C, they offer custom printed bookstyle cases for popular smartphones. We design a colorful Madshrimps case and take an iPhone for a spin.  read more

BIOSTAR GAMING Z170X Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2015-09-24 read/post comments()

The Gaming Z170X motherboard from Biostar was built on the strong foundation Z97X had and features plenty of expansion possibilities, including the new USB 3.1 Type-C port, no less than three M.2 slots, two which are hidden under the plastic shroud and one visible, plenty of SATA-Express and SATA ports, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots for enabling tri-Crossfire support, the Realtek ALC898 8-channel CODEC, dual-LAN (Intel and Killer NIC) and more. We also have a set of touch-sensitive buttons which include BCLK and multiplier modifier on-the-fly, 8-phase VRM for the CPU and DDR4 memory support up to 4000MHz in UEFI. read more

MEIZU M2 Note 4G LTE Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-09-21 read/post comments()

The mainstream offering from Meizu has impressed us plenty as the MX4 did in the past; despite the low cost price ($159.59 at GearBest at the current time of review), we are offered a very good 4G smartphone with dual-nanoSIM capabilities, a sleek rounded polycarbonate body, small screen bezels for keeping the size to a minimum, a dual function Home button, good quality cameras, a mainstream 64-bit octa-core SoC from MTK and a potent battery for more than enough standby times. read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

The Lumia 950 vs. the competition: A battle of flagships

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The smaller of the new Lumias is quite the powerhouse on paper, but how does it stack up against the latest iOS and Android devices? Microsoft's latest flagship, the Lumia 950, it's plenty powerful with its 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808… Go To Full Article

Lumia 550 is Microsoft’s new $139 entry-level Windows 10 Mobile offering

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At its media event in New York City today, Microsoft unveiled its latest budget smartphone, the Lumia 550. The Lumia 550 packs a 4.7-inch AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 resolution and is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm… Go To Full Article

Surface Book vs. the competition: Battle of the flagship laptops

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And then there were three: with the introduction of the Surface Book, Microsoft has joined Apple and Google in offering a premium laptop that runs its own platform. But how does it stack up next to its rivals, the 13-inch… Go To Full Article

VAIO's convertible PC for creatives lands in the US

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As promised, VAIO (Sony's now spun-off PC brand) is returning to the US. To start, it's just a single model, the Z Canvas. The 12.3-inch convertible Windows 10 PC comes with a stylus capable of 1024 levels of sensitivity, a… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Announces the Surface Pro 4, from $900 AnandTech Article Channel by Ian Cu

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Devices Day at Microsoft grows every year. We have seen the numerous Surface announcements come through the special event held in NYC, as well as the peripheral devices around the ecosystem and a few smartphones as well. As this is… Go To Full Article

Raijintek Atlantis Line of DIY Watercooling Products Now Available

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Raijintek Atlantis line of DIY water-cooling products are now available with Overclockers UK, among the first retailers to stock a range of watercooling products from Raijintek for the user to build their very own watercooling loop, cooling the processor, graphics… Go To Full Article

Hands-on with Surface Pro 4, Microsoft's ideal hybrid tablet

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The Surface Pro 4 is here and ... it's pretty much just like the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft basically refined its design from last year to create a hybrid tablet that's slightly thinner and 30 percent more powerful. It also… Go To Full Article

Here's our first look at the Surface Book, Microsoft's answer to the MacBook Pro

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Wow. Microsoft finally did it. After years or rumors and speculation the company finally unveiled its very own laptop. Not a tablet that could replace a laptop (though there's that too), but a bona fide laptop, with an attached keyboard.… Go To Full Article

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X CrossFire at 4K Review

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If you plan on investing in a dual GPU set up any time in the near future, we highly recommend reading our AMD Radeon R9 Fury X CrossFire at 4K review. The ultimate 4K battle is about to begin, AMD… Go To Full Article

Surface Book is Microsoft's take on what the laptop should be

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After gathering years of experience building Surface tablets, Microsoft has put its own spin on the traditional laptop with the Surface Book. This notebook blends an innovative-looking hinge with a high-quality screen, keyboard, and trackpad. The 13.5" display is built… Go To Full Article

Microsoft has a docking station for your Surface Pro tablet

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Microsoft isn't just unveiling a phone dock today -- it has a dock for your computers, too. The tech giant's new docking station gives the Surface Pro 3, Pro 4 and Surface Book the kind of connectivity you'd expect from… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Surface Book is its first (and 'ultimate') laptop

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And then Microsoft dropped a bombshell on stage. "What if you wanted a Surface... But you wanted a laptop Surface, something with a bigger screen, something with the perfect typing experience of a laptop," Microsoft's Panos Panay said on at… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 type cover has 'laptop class' feel

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Microsoft has completely remade its Surface 4 Pro type cover, adding better type feel, a fingerprint sensor, a larger trackpad and more. For starters, Microsoft gave its Surface Pro 3 users some love by making the new keyboard compatible with… Go To Full Article

Ozone Strike Battle Mechanical Compact Gaming Keyboard Video Review

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"The Ozone Strike Battle Mechanical Gaming Keyboard has Cherry MX switches, it's compact, well built, solid aluminum top, looks great, is backlit and comes with software. Gamers will absolutely love it!" Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Display Dock turns your Windows phone into a mini PC

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When Microsoft talked about Windows 10's universal apps enabling experiences you couldn't get on other platforms, it wasn't joking around. The company has revealed a Display Dock that turns Windows 10 phones into makeshift computers -- shades of M...… Go To Full Article

Marvell Announces First MoChi Architecture Modules

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Much has been written over the last few years on the significant cost issues semiconductor companies are and will be facing over the coming years. While newer manufacturing nodes have increased transistor density and reduced power consumption, they have come… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Lumia 550 offers entry-level Windows 10 for $140

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Back when Lumia phones were under Nokia's charge, the 5-series was a budget-friendly range. Nothing's changed now that Microsoft is in control, as the freshly announced Lumia 550 will attest. As you might expect, the spec-sheet likely won't start a... Go To Full Article

Asus Maximus VIII Hero Z170 Mainboard

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"The Asus Maximus VIII Hero Z170 Mainboard arrived Technic3D. We check the ATX-Mainboard with Intel Z170 chipset functions and Performance in the following Review with a Intel Core i7-6700K CPU on Windows 7 64 Bit SP1." Go To Full Article

Meet the Lumia 950, Microsoft's first Windows 10 flagship

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Microsoft has announced the Lumia 950, the smartphone that will carry the burden of being the company's first Windows 10 flagship for the next year. The device comes with a 5.2-inch WQHD (2,560 x 1,440) OLED display, as well as… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Lumia 950 XL is the latest supersized Windows 10 phone

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While the Surface Pro 4 may garner the bulk of the attention from today's Microsoft event, the folks in Redmond had other stuff to reveal, too. Those other announcements include a smattering of smartphones, one of which is the supersized… Go To Full Article

The new Microsoft Band has a curved screen, fancy metal accents

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Remember that awkward, blockly looking fitness bracelet / smartwatch Microsoft made last year, the Band? It's back, but this time it actually looks pretty nice. A more comfortable, curved screen? Classy metal accents? New sensors, app functionality... Go To Full Article

Microsoft HoloLens reaches developers in early 2016 for $3,000

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Microsoft has been answering a lot of questions about HoloLens as of late, but a few questions have remained: when can you get it? And will you need to mortgage your home to get one? Well, those mysteries have been… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 is now installed on 110 million devices

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With Windows 10 being a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users, it's no surprise that many have jumped at the chance to see what Microsoft's latest OS has to offer. In fact, only a day after its release,… Go To Full Article

Microsoft demos 'Project XRay' mixed reality game for HoloLens

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One of Microsoft's most exciting products to date is HoloLens, and today the company revealed a new mixed reality game for the headset called Project XRay. The title was developed internally, according to the Executive VP of the Windows Devices… Go To Full Article

EK-XRES DCP 4.0 PWM combo @

@ 2015/10/07 read/post comments(0) has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the EK-XRES DCP 4.0 PWM combo. EK-XRES DCP 4.0 PWM (incl. pump) is water pump / reservoir combo unit bunled with EK-DCP 4.0 PWM, a powerful… Go To Full Article

Sony spins off chips

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Giant Japanese corporation Sony is continuing its strategy of spinning off elements of its product portfolios into separate companies and now it’s the turn of its semiconductor division. Sony Semiconductors will start operating in April next year,… Go To Full Article

AMD A10 7870K CPU Review - Welcoming Competition!

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The A10-7870K is not any version of Carrizo. It relies on the same Steamroller cores as Kaveri, hence the title 'Kaveri Refresh', and is the same architecture as Kaveri. This is the "big daddy" of Kaveri, nicknamed Godvari by enthusiasts,… Go To Full Article

Live from Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Lumia event!

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Hello! We hope you're not sick of big keynotes, because Microsoft is about to kick off a press event in New York, and if that invite up there is any indication, some shiny new hardware is in order. If nothing… Go To Full Article

Amazon-owned Twitch finally overhauls its Fire TV app

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You'd think that since Amazon owns Twitch, Fire TV devices would be the lead platform for its apps but that isn't the case. However, the latest update for the streaming service favored by gamers on Bezos' set-top box is pretty… Go To Full Article

Sony lists devices eligible for Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

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The Xperia Z1 lineup is a notable omission from the list. Sony has officially announced a list of devices that will be getting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, in just over a week after the latest version of the OS… Go To Full Article

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