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

This crowdfunded router updates its own security

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It's really, really, really hard to make a router sound exciting, but the folks behind the Turris Omnia are betting the device's focus on keeping your sensitive data secure might grab you. The manufacturer's IndieGogo campaign still has 45 days… Go To Full Article

Cooltek Announces the Skall Series ATX Mid-tower Chassis

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The Skall is our new premium-case. The spacious midi-tower combines exceptional functionality, a stylish design and outstanding quality and all that at a very attractive price-performance ratio. We will offer three different variants of the case, each with two 120… Go To Full Article

Team Group Announces Neptune Gaming SO-DIMM Memory

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Team Group Inc., the world's leading memory brand, today launched the gaming laptop upgrade memory-Neptune. The global PC market is experiencing a stagnation at this point of time. Gaming has become the essential key to push forward the sustainable development… Go To Full Article

Thinnest Windows 10 smartphone goes official in Japan

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Japanese OEM Yamada Denki has announced the EveryPhone, world’s thinnest Windows 10 Mobile running smartphone. The smartphone packs a 5.5-inch 720 x 1280 HD resolution and measures 154.8 x 78.6 x 6.9mm. That’s identical to the razor-thin profile of the… Go To Full Article

Leaked ZUK Z2 renders show a rotating camera design

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New renders of the ZUK Z2 smartphone have appeared online, showing a rotating camera design. The rotating camera design means the smartphone’s rear camera can be used to take selfies as well, eliminating the need for a separate selfie shooter… Go To Full Article

Sony confirms official PS4 Remote Play app for Windows and Mac

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Well that was quick. It's only been a couple of days since someone came up with an unofficial app to stream PlayStation 4 gaming to PC, but earlier today, Sony's awesome Shuhei Yoshida confirmed on Twitter that his company is… Go To Full Article

LG's spending billions to make more OLED things

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LG's OLED 4K TVs are jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but the price still isn't anywhere near the level it needs to be for mass consumer adoption. Hopefully the company's new manufacturing plant can help that a bit thanks to economies of scale.… Go To Full Article

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Headphones Video Review

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" The V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Headphones offer the performance of the M-100s, but with the freedom of Bluetooth. One listen to these and you will agree that they are one of the best wireless headphones on the market. They come… Go To Full Article

Scientists create gold nuggets that are 98 percent air

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Researchers at ETH Zurich have accomplished a bit of modern-day alchemy, transforming 20 carat gold into a lightweight foam. Well, technically it's an aerogel: an exceedingly light and porous matrix of material. It's so porous, in fact, that the foam... Go To Full Article

'Spencer' the robot is here to help guide lost airline passengers

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Meet Spencer. This armless automaton will begin a test run in Schiphol Amsterdam Airport at the end of the month, greeting and guiding harried travellers through the transport hub's famously confusing terminal system. Navigating it is so challenging,... Go To Full Article

NASA to test sugary bacteria as space-based power source

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Following its successful harvest of red leaf lettuce, NASA has announced plans to launch genetically engineered bacteria into orbit to see if they can be harnessed by future astronauts as potent survival resource. The experiment is scheduled to take...… Go To Full Article

Mozilla says it doesn't need Google's cash to survive

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For many years, Firefox's survival was tied into how generous the folks over at Google were feeling, since the company effectively bankrolled the browser. Times have changed, and in an interview with CNET, Mozilla's Denelle Dixon-Thayer said that its...… Go To Full Article

The biggest data center in Russia will be nuclear powered

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According to the news agency Telecom Daily, the Rosenergoatom power company is building what will be the largest data center in Russia -- and they're plopping it right on top of the Kalinin power station. Located about 120 miles northwest… Go To Full Article

Tarantino explains why he thinks 70mm is better than digital

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Famed film director Quentin Tarantino is well-known for his purist cinematic tastes and revelry of antique movie production techniques. His fondness for old-school cinema is on full display in his upcoming release, The Hateful Eight, which is being c...… Go To Full Article

Scientists use 'spooky action' to mail electron messages a mile

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Researchers at Stanford University announced Tuesday that they had successfully leveraged the "spooky" interaction of entangled electrons to send a message between them over a span of 1.2 miles. This is by far the longest distance that scientists hav...… Go To Full Article

Stretchable square of rubber doubles as a keyboard

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There's a whole branch of science that's dedicated to turning flexible surfaces into sensors that can be used as an artificial substitute for skin. These materials could then be used to give robots a sense of touch, or even to… Go To Full Article

6 hypermiling cars that get over 100 miles per gallon

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Fuel efficiency is one rating that can really set a car apart from the pack. Although you can't yet walk into just any dealership and drive away in a vehicle that gets more than 100 miles a gallon, there are… Go To Full Article

Watch ESA explain how it plans to find gravitational waves

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In just under a week the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch its LISA Pathfinder spacecraft on a Vega rocket. Buried within the vessel are two cubes made of gold-platinium which, scientists hope, can lay the groundwork for measuring gravitational... Go To Full Article

QPAD unveils DX-20 multi-surface ambidextrous gaming mouse

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QPAD today unveiled the DX-20 gaming mouse, its first new mouse shape in seven years. The DX-20’s design has been inspired by the Microsoft Intellimouse 1.1, with an ambidextrous shape that helps both left and right-handed players feel right at… Go To Full Article

Lenovo Yoga 900 review: Same thin design with fewer compromises

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Lenovo's Yoga laptops hardly need an introduction at this point: The company's iconic 2-in-1s are so popular that its competitors have been copying them right and left. Last year's edition, the Yoga 3 Pro, was especially notable for how thin… Go To Full Article

ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti 20th Anniversary Gold Edition graphics card now official

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ASUS is celebrating its 20 years of producing award-winning and innovative graphics cards with the launch of a special limited edition 20th Anniversary Gold Edition GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card. The collectible graphics card isn’t just great looking on… Go To Full Article

Black Friday deals: here are the UK's best

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It's that time of the year again. Black Friday has finally arrived, bringing with it a near-endless stream of deals and discounts for you to consider. If you've decided to stay at home and avoid the chaos outside -- we… Go To Full Article

OnePlus won't replace the 2's flawed USB Type-C cable

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Google engineer Benson Leung recently tested the OnePlus 2's USB Type-C cable and said it "may cause damage to your charger, hub or PC USB port" if used on a fast-charging device. OnePlus has now admitted that it doesn't conform… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Waterforce Xtreme Gaming 6 GB @ techPowerUp

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Gigabyte's GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming comes with a watercooling solution onboard which provides excellent temperatures and low noise. In our testing the card turns out to be the fastest GTX 980 Ti we ever tested, and with $720, it's… Go To Full Article

NZXT H440 New 2015 Edition & Hue+ Review @ Vortez

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The H440 2015 Edition slipped onto the market in a rather subtle way in October but hopes to make a lasting impression. NZXT has built on the success of the popular H440 by refining the cosmetics – furnishing this 2015… Go To Full Article

'Pro Evolution Soccer' gets a free-to-play version this December

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For years, FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer have been fighting for the hearts of football fans. EA has always had the money, with authentic strips and team names, but PES players will argue that Konami's gameplay makes it a technically… Go To Full Article

iClever Foldable Wireless Keyboard Review

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Today we will be looking at a new product from iClever, the foldable wireless keyboard. This pocket-size keyboard is a perfect accessory for those who like the agility of keyboard typing yet don't like to carry a laptop around. It's… Go To Full Article

BBC Three to go off air and move online in February next year

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The writing is well and truly on the wall: BBC Three will cease to exist as a broadcast TV channel from February next year. The plan to take BBC Three off the air and reinvent it online has been a… Go To Full Article

Falling SSD prices good news for notebook users

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Market research firm Trendforce said the price of mainstream solid state drives (SSDs) fell by 10 percent for four quarters in a row. And that means between 25 and 28 percent of notebooks that ship use SSDs… Go To Full Article

Pepper robots are getting fashionable makeovers

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Pepper, Softbank's adorable emotion-sensing robot, is rapidly becoming the victim of its own cuteness after owners began dressing it up in wacky costumes. The Wall Street Journal has found that buyers of the device got together to form an intricate… Go To Full Article

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