VKWorld VK2015 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-05-03 read/post comments()

Based on the older MT6582 quad-core SoC from MediaTek, the VK2015 low-cost smartphone is snappy enough for being used with the latest social applications like Facebook, Skype but also for playing simple games as Angry Birds. The chassis has rounded edges and a rubberized plastic back cover, it is easy to hold and be used with a single hand because of the smaller footprint and does not creak when pressed in certain areas. Thanks to the dual-SIM feature, we are offered more flexibility if we use two different service providers. read more

Meizu MX4 32GB Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-04-28 read/post comments()

MEIZU MX4 is quite an unique smartphone, which is available in 16GB and 32GB versions at Fastcardtech and incorporates a high-performance 20.7MP sensor from Sony, the MediaTek MT6595 big.LITTLE SoC with eight cores, is paired with 2GB of RAM and runs the latest version of Flyme operating system, based on Android 4.4.2. read more

Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Convertible Review

Mobile/Tablets by stefan @ 2015-04-23 read/post comments()

If you are looking for a professional looking convertible with the latest available low power consumption Intel Core M processor which is paired with 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and comes with a fully-fledged Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, then look no further, your answer is here! read more

Corsair Gaming Sabre Optical RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-04-21 read/post comments()

We have tried multiple titles (Heroes of the Storm, Dying Light, Dirty Bomb, CounterStrike Global Offensive) with the Sabre Optical RGB and we were pretty impressed with the overall comfort, which was matched by precision thanks to the latest Avago ADNS S3988 6400DPI sensor. The mouse was designed only to be used by right-handers and on the laterals we have an arched design for obtaining a good grip.   read more

Blackview Breeze Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-04-16 read/post comments()

This model was mainly built for people with lower budgets, which do not have enough cash to invest in higher-specced models and Blackview has picked one of the mainstream SoCs (MT6582) of 2013 to equip it, which now also has sources for building Android 5.0 distributions. read more

QNAP TVS-863+ AMD Turbo vNAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-04-10 read/post comments()

With the latest TVS-863+ 10GbE-ready Turbo vNAS, QNAP is proposing a centralized solution featuring the latest technologies and integrating new AMD-based hardware with the quad-core embedded SoC which is clocked at 2.4GHz, which is also powered by AMD Radeon Graphics. The system is housed inside a proven mini-tower NAS metallic case, with a LCD screen and buttons in order to perform some actions right from the frontal area. read more
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Storage/HDD Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 HDD Review by stefan @ 2015-03-28
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Your free Android apps talk to thousands of ad sites

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If you've used ad-sponsored Android apps, you've probably wondered where those ads are coming from, and whether or not there's anything to be worried about. According to French researchers, you have a reason to be cautious. They've found a way… Go To Full Article

Solar-powered grill cooks your food no matter the weather

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However much you may like grilling food on a warm day, you probably don't like dealing with gas tanks or other typical grill hassles... and most solar cookers won't help much if it's overcast outside. The upcoming GoSun Grill might… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK Motherboard Review

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igabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK Rev 1.0 motherboard is mostly black- expansion slots, PCB, passive sinks and a lot more than that. The motherboard maker claims that its Black Edition motherboards have gone through 168 hours of 'server grade durability' testing. On top… Go To Full Article

Chevy's 2016 Volt costs just $25,000 if you live in California

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Chevy's Volt hybrid was once considered pricey even after government tax credits, but the 2016 model may well be within your reach... if you live in the right state, at least. The automaker has revealed that its latest eco-friendly sedan… Go To Full Article

Two new Lumia flagship smartphones with Quad HD displays rumored

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A report published by UnleashThePhones claims Microsoft is working on two Lumia flagship smartphones that are expected to be announced later this year. The phablet sized Lumia flagship has allegedly been codenamed ‘Cityman’ and will feature a 5.7-inch Quad HD… Go To Full Article

Sony makes it easier to put new operating systems on its phones

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Sony's Android smartphones haven't been tinkerer-friendly to date -- since you couldn't boot from a recovery partition, you couldn't install CyanogenMod and other unofficial operating systems without jumping through hoops. It should be much easier to... Go To Full Article

Element Gaming Xenon 700 Review @ Vortez

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Sticking to the noble gas theme with their audio stable, we take a look at Element Gaming's top audio offering, the Xenon 700. With its skeletal microphone and large earcups, some may recognise this particular design from a well-known peripheral… Go To Full Article

Element Gaming Neon 250 Review @ Vortez

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In our second outing with Element Gaming, we take a look at another wallet friendly headset with a slight difference. Other than the slight aesthetic change compared to the Neon 300, we get the same 50mm drivers that provide v7.1… Go To Full Article

Tesla starts selling used electric cars on the web

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Tesla is a big fan of selling electric cars directly to the public (much to dealers' chagrin), and it's now doing the same for used vehicles. The automaker has opened an online pre-owned store where you can buy someone's former… Go To Full Article

Germany investigates claims that it helped the US spy on Europe

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Germany is more than a little nervous about US surveillance these days, and it's now anxious enough that it might just file charges. Federal prosecutors say they will investigate claims that the country's foreign intelligence outfit broke the law by… Go To Full Article

Moopti dio Reversible USB Cable Review @ Technogog

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"Most people don't give USB cables a second thought, it's just one of those things that's there when you need it or not. Most people have numerous USB cables hanging around, I know I have to have at least fifty,… Go To Full Article

Scientists look at flower cells in 3D without wrecking them

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Plants are delicate things, which makes them a pain to study under an electron microscope -- you'll probably damage the very cells you're trying to look at. You'll get a much better look if the University of Florida's new imaging… Go To Full Article

Lenovo's super-light LaVie Z laptop is now available

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If you've been jonesing for a featherweight laptop but feel that Apple's MacBook rubs you the wrong way, you're in luck: as promised, Lenovo is now selling the LaVie Z and LaVie Z 360 in the US. Both 13-inch systems… Go To Full Article

Surface Pro 4 Reveal Tipped for Mid-May

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According to a tipster for Slashgear, the the Surface Pro 4 is about to make an appearance at a Microsoft media event scheduled for the middle of May. With the leak earlier this week and the timing of the Surface… Go To Full Article

You can build Microsoft's Kinect-powered holodeck at home

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Got a Kinect, a projector and a knack for code? If so, you can create a Star Trek-like holodeck in your living room. Microsoft has released the RoomAlive Toolkit, a software framework that lets you string together Kinect motion trackers… Go To Full Article

Microsoft: Media Center Edition won't make it into Windows 10

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Rumors Microsoft would dump its Media Center feature have plagued the project for years -- in 2007 we worried if it still had a future, after it was largely pushed aside in Windows Vista -- and the company confirmed to… Go To Full Article

Build 2015: With Windows 10, Microsoft is no longer a follower

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Referencing former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's infamous "developers!" chant is practically a cliche nowadays, but it felt like the silent refrain throughout the company's entire Build conference this week. In the run-up to Windows 10, Microsoft wan... Go To Full Article

These are the coolest cars you'll never drive

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Our ability to drive innovation through creative visualization has helped us explore the reaches of space, put powerful computers into our pockets and design some bad-*** car concepts. There's always been a seed of futurism in automobiles: Manufactur... Go To Full Article

Hungry, hungry black holes gobble up huge gas and dust donuts

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According to a new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, there's a breed of supermassive black holes out there a lot more ravenous than usual. Supermassive black holes are found in the middle of galaxies, measuring millions to billions of… Go To Full Article

Nordstrom tests drive-by curbside pickups for online orders

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Store pickups give you the luxury of shopping online without waiting days for deliveries, but there's still one big hassle involved: you have to, y'know, enter the store. That won't be a problem if Nordstrom's latest experiment pans out. Several… Go To Full Article

LG G4 ‘Compact’ could arrive sooner than expected

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It has only been a few days since LG officially revealed the G4 to the world but rumors of its smaller sibling have started surfacing already. An alleged LG ‘G4C’ smartphone has been listed by a Dutch retailer, fueling speculation… Go To Full Article

To keep a Boeing Dreamliner flying, reboot once every 248 days

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The 787 Dreamliner has been plagued with battery woes since its early days, to the point where the Federal Aviation Administration kept it from flying the skies in the past. And while those technical difficulties are apparently taken care of,… Go To Full Article

Warby Parker wants to replace your optometrist with an app

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Warby Parker, the eyewear company that sends you frames to try on before you make a purchase, has some lofty goals for the near future. In addition to plans that'll almost double its current retail footprint, the start-up has an… Go To Full Article

WikiLeaks opens its doors to whistleblowers

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After almost five years of internal turmoil and allegations, WikiLeaks is back in secret-sharing business. The site has re-launched a beta version that is accepting anonymous files starting today. Even though Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of th... Go To Full Article

Facebook lets you choose what to share with 3rd party apps

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For ages, whenever you've wanted to use your Facebook credentials to log into a third party app like Foursquare or Candy Crush, you've had to give the app access to any and all data that FB has on you. There's… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Details Windows 10 Staggered Release Schedule

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Windows 10 for you! Windows 10 for you! Windows 10 for everyone! Well...except for Windows phone users. Today at a special breakout session, Corporate VP of the Operating Systems Group Joe Belfiore confirmed that the launch schedule for Windows 10… Go To Full Article

Microsoft helped me build a HoloLens app, and it was pretty easy

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If you had told me years ago that Microsoft was to come out with a futuristic augmented reality headset, I'd have said you were nuts. And yet, a few months ago, it did exactly that. The headset is called HoloLens,… Go To Full Article

FBI dumps 5,000 redacted pages on its cellphone-tracking device

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It's no secret that local law enforcement offices around the US are using a tool called Stingray to track cellphone locations without the approval of a judge. In response to a Freedom of Information Act request from MuckRock's Alex Richardson,… Go To Full Article

AMD Radeon R9 285 prices drop before R9 300 series launch

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If you have been waiting to buy an AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card, now is probably the time to buy one. Ahead of the R9 300 series cards launch next month, prices of the R9 285 card have begun… Go To Full Article

White House to announce it's buying 50,000 police body cams

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According to The Hill, President Obama is reportedly set to announce a nationwide body camera program on Monday. This pilot project will purchase 50,000 body-worn police cameras at a cost of $20 million and distribute them to law enforcement agencies... Go To Full Article

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