HIS Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-03-31 read/post comments(0)

The Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station from HIS is a real help when we are frequently on the road or even at offices if using compact laptops/ultrabooks with a low number of ports. With laptops and Windows tablets, we are able to have up to four displays on at the same time (the internal display, the second display via the tablet/laptop HDMI output, third and fourth display thanks to the dock), but also plenty of USB ports for data transfer, quick charging or connecting various peripherals. In case we lack a LAN port, the dock also provides it for us, along with an additional headphone and microphone jack. read more

Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-03-28 read/post comments()

The Stream S06 4TB variant from Silicon Power is incorporating drives from Seagate, and to be more exact the ST4000DM000 model, which is built to support the 6Gb/s SATA interface, with a spindle speed of 5900RPM. The drive is featuring four platters, 1TB each and comes with a power consumption of 7.5W in normal operation, IDLE of 5W, while the sleep mode would only require 0.75W. read more

Toshiba MG04ACA400A 4TB Enterprise HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-03-21 read/post comments()

The new MG04ACA series from Toshiba is composed from drives which are meant for enterprise, mission-critical applications, while sporting higher transfer rates and capacities. The tested sample comes with 128MB of cache and comes in two versions, depending on the applications it is needed for: with 512 sector emulation or strictly with 4K sector. Make sure to choose wisely which drive is for you and your setups in order to bypass any incompatibilities which may arise. read more

ASUSTOR AS5104T 4-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-03-17 read/post comments()

The AS5104T NAS from ASUSTOR is built upon the proven chassis solution we have found on their previous generations, with an easy readable LCD display and additional buttons for performing the initial configuration without the need of a PC or extra software. The Celeron J1900 quad-core processor at its core delivers very good transfer rates when moving data; this is paired with a 2GB SODIMM module but the memory can be upgraded up to 8GB if needed, when we are running multiple services at once. read more

KingSing T8 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-03-10 read/post comments()

Along with the Elephone G3, this is the second low-cost smartphone we are testing on MadShrimps.be and we can consider ourselves impressed that for only $99 we are receiving a product with an exterior design similar to one of the Xiaomi flagships, is equipped MTKs last year octa-core processor and is paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM. read more

Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-03-09 read/post comments()

The H1500 headset takes part of the latest Corsair Gaming series, packs dual 50mm drives and is able to emulate 7.1 surround sound thanks to the Dolby Pro Logic IIx certification. The product comes with a 3-meter cable and on it we will also find a tiny remote which allows working with the volume control or for muting the microphone. read more
Storage/NAS Thecus N4310 Soho/Home Linux NAS Server Review by stefan @ 2015-03-06
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2015-03-02
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q-GRR 16GB Memory Kit Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-03-02
Mobile/Smart Phones Xiaomi Mi4 64GB Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-02-24
Storage/Other Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-02-22

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

OcUK Ultima Finesse Blackhole Gaming PC Review

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Nvidia’s GTX 970 sits in that graphics card sweet-spot where it’s about 10-20% slower than its GTX 980 brother, but retails for only 60% of the price. It’s that alluring balance between performance and value that makes the GTX 970… Go To Full Article

LG will unveil its next flagship phone on April 28th

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LG is scheduled to drop something big on April 28th. And if the "G's" in the save the date invites (above) it sent out to the press is any indication, we can most likely expect its next G-series flagship phone.… Go To Full Article

Toyota is bringing automatic braking to lower-priced cars

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You won't have to splurge on a luxury car (or a pricey option package) just to get a vehicle that will brake by itself in a crisis. Toyota has launched a strategy that will bring automatic braking to most of… Go To Full Article

ASUS Announces ROG Sica Mouse and Whetstone Mousepads

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the ROG Sica optical gaming mouse and ROG Whetstone mouse pad. ROG Sica has an ambidextrous design and is especially ideal for fingertip grip gamers. The ROG Whetstone mouse pad features a silicone-fabric… Go To Full Article

Team Group Announces New Line of M.2 SSDs

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Team Group Inc., the world's leading memory brand has announced today the launch of our solid state drive TM4PS4/TM8PS4. This next generation high speed SSD M.2 (also known as the Next Generation Form Factor, NGFF), provides your mobile computing devices… Go To Full Article

Gmail for Android puts all your accounts in a single inbox

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Flipping between your multiple email accounts in Gmail has always been a bit of a pain, especially on mobile devices but that changes today with the release of Google's new "All Inboxes" option for Gmail's Android app. It does exactly… Go To Full Article

ASUS Launches The Transformer Book Chi

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Though the Chi series was first announced at Computex way back in June 2014, it has been a long time getting to market. ASUS is now accepting pre-orders for two models of the Chi. The T100 Chi will be the… Go To Full Article

Microsoft pushes Spartan to Windows 10 preview users

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Since the release of build 10041 for PCs we've continued to make steady progress, and as I said in the blog post with that one we’re working to bring you builds to the Fast ring faster than before. Builds last… Go To Full Article

In Win 703 @ techPowerUp

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While making a splash with unique enclosures such as the D-Frame, H-Frame or S-Frame, In Win hasn't contributed anything to the mainstream chassis market in a while. The 70X series is here to change all that, and the 703, a… Go To Full Article

Jay Z's version of Tidal is an artist-owned streaming service

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The ink on Jay Z's purchase of music streaming service Tidal isn't quite dry, but that's not stopping the musician/entrepreneur from getting a start on things. The company announced earlier today that it would offer a non-lossless option for half… Go To Full Article

Google Drive offers access to your Google+ photos

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Google isn't wasting much time acting on its promise to divvy up Google+ into individual services. As hinted earlier, an updated version Google Drive on Android, iOS and the web now offers access to your Google+ photos. The unified cloud… Go To Full Article

Creative T50 Wireless Speaker Review

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Creative is one of the oldest manufacturer of Sound Cards. Some of you may remember the good old Sound Blaster sound cards. In this review we will look at the Creative T50 Wireless Speaker set, something… Go To Full Article

[M] HIS Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station Review

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The Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station from HIS is a real help when we are frequently on the road or even at offices if using compact laptops/ultrabooks with a low number of ports. With laptops and Windows tablets, we are… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA to Launch GeForce GTX 980 Ti After Summer

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NVIDIA reportedly adjusted launch of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, to after Summer, 2015. The company could be using the time to let the market digest existing inventories of the GTX 980 (and avoid the repeat of slow sales on… Go To Full Article

Windows 9 rumours abound

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Software giant Microsoft has been hinting that it will make changes in Windows 9 which should satisfy those who are using Windows 7 and will not upgrade. While Windows 8 has been a disaster for Microsoft because… Go To Full Article

Doom over for PC industry says Intel

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Chipzilla is telling the world+dog that the worst is over for the personal computer industry. Intel forecast third-quarter revenue above Wall Street’s expectations. Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith told Reuters that PC sales had… Go To Full Article

Musk claims Tesla was 'misled' about demand for cars in China

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Earlier this month, we reported about Tesla cutting jobs in China after sales failed to meet expectations. Now, we're learning that there might be more to it than just over optimistic forecasting. According to Business Insider, Tesla founder, Elon Mu... Go To Full Article

Long overdue Nvidia Shield Portable sequel likely on the horizon

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Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certified, the next-gen handheld game console could land on the heels of the full-fledged 4K-enabled living room Shield sometime in the summer. An alluring, highly original albeit limited in scope and experimental in nature concept, Nvidia’s first… Go To Full Article

Nest thermostat isn't smart enough to figure out British Summer Time

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The Nest Learning Thermostat is supposed to be super-smart, automatically learning your preferences and creating custom schedules to match. Unfortunately, British Summer Time (BST) is a concept that seems to be beyond its current level of intelligenc... Go To Full Article

Injecting SD Card Bootloaders

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[Frank] has a Ultimaker2 and wanted to install a new bootloader for the microcontroller without having physical access to the circuitry. That means installing a new bootloader for the ATMega2560 without an In System Programmer, and as is usual on… Go To Full Article

Hon Hai profits soar

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Hon Hai – a Taiwanese firm also known as Foxconn, said that its fourth quarter profits rose to $1.8 billion on the back of the success of Apple’s iPhone. Hon Hai makes most of Apple’s iPhones and… Go To Full Article

ENERMAX Introduces Three New EMK 5 Series Backplane Modules

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ENERMAX introduces 3 new EMK 5 series backplane modules for industrial storage rack: EMK5301, EMK5401 and EMK5501, which can accomdate 3~5 3.5" SATA or SAS drives respectively. The 3 new EMK 5 backplane modules feature patented NSS (Non-Scratch-SATA) connectors, individual… Go To Full Article

Auto-complete blunder leaks passport details of world leaders

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Australia has proved that it can hold its own against Hillary Clinton any day when it comes to email blunders. The nation's immigration department accidentally disclosed the passport numbers and other personal info of every world leader attending las...… Go To Full Article

The Phanteks Enthoo Pro Case Review

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The Enthoo Pro is most popular tower case of Phanteks, which the company claims to be "beautifully crafted, amazingly flexible, budget friendly and with maximized cooling potential". One might imagine this tries to put too many eggs in one basket… Go To Full Article

E-Scooters with swappable batteries will land in Taipei this summer

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Scooters don't normally generate much buzz without some kind of gimmick -- unless they're, say, connected to a well-known company and feature a crazy business model. The all-electric Gogoro Smartscooter fits that description perfectly, as it was crea... Go To Full Article

How to Convert a Physical Windows or Linux PC to a Virtual Machine

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Want to keep an old Windows or Linux installation around without keeping the hardware around? Convert that physical Windows partition to a virtual hard drive, allowing you to boot it in a virtual machine program like VMware, Hyper-V, Parallels, or… Go To Full Article

Former HP boss “90 percent sure” of presidential bid

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Former HP boss the winsome (and lose some) Carly Fiorina said the chances she would run for the US presidency in 2016 were “higher than 90 percent” and that she would announce her plans in late April to early May. Go To Full Article

LG Spirit goes on sale in India with Android 5.0 out of the box

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The Spirit is the cheapest LG smartphone to launch with Lollipop preloaded. LG announced four new smartphones with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box at MWC earlier this month, and the company has now launched one of those phones… Go To Full Article

If you want to buy an Apple Watch in-store, you'll need a reservation

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Even if you're not laying down thousands of dollars for the VIP treatment, if you're looking for an Apple Watch (and you're shopping in old-school bricks-and-mortar style), you won't be able casually dip into an Apple store and get some… Go To Full Article

Exhibition lets you go hands-on with 40 years of gadgets

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Want to experience exactly how much gadgets have evolved in the last 40 years? The Interface Experience at the Bard Graduate Center in New York has more than 25 seminal devices representing different computing eras, including the graphical interface ... Go To Full Article

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