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

CORSAIR Graphite 380T Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-02 read/post comments(0)

During Computex 2014, Corsair have shown their latest additions to their gaming enclosures. Besides the Carbide Air 250, a shrinked version of their popular 540 Air Cube case, Corsair jumped on the ultra portable mITX gaming enclosures band wagon with the new Graphite 380T, a futuristic design with rounded corners, featuring a big carrying handle and designed to support long graphics cards with ease. With the build-in 3 speed fan controller and room for up to five fans this little case could ultimately cool your mini gaming powerhouse. If this hasn't drawn your attention, maybe one of the flashy color schemes will. Time to open the package and show what this case has got in its margin... read more
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
Storage/SSD Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-08-21

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

MSI Announces GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 OCV1 Series

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MSI announced a pair of minimalist lateral blower-equipped GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970-based graphics cards, under the OC V1 series. The two don't feature flashy TwinFrozr cooling solutions, or even over the top features, but offer PCBs that are… Go To Full Article

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A5 leaks out in pictures

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The Galaxy A5 is said to feature a metal-like material and sports a design similar to Samsung’s metal-clad Galaxy Alpha. The Galaxy Alpha became the first Android smartphone from Samsung to feature a metallic construction, and as recent leaks have… Go To Full Article

Turtle Beach Releases the Ear Force Z60 PC Gaming Headset

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Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the video games industry, today announced that the Z60 PC gaming headset is now available in stores and through online retailers. The Z60, which was unveiled at the CES trade show in January… Go To Full Article

Thecus® Announces World’s First Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials NAS

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Microsoft and Thecus release perfect small business storage solutions 09/10/2014- Thecus Technology Corp. today announces another world first: Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials is now available for NAS users. Available this October, the 2-bay W2000,… Go To Full Article

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

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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… Go To Full Article

iFixit cracks open an iPhone 6 Plus to get at the massive battery inside

@ 2014/09/19 read/post comments(0)
Need something to make the wait for your new iPhone easier? Watching the crew at iFixit go at a brand new iPhone 6 Plus with their screwdrivers, spudgers and iSclacks probably won't help, but at least it will pass the… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Details Direct3D 11.3 & 12 New Rendering Features

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Back at GDC 2014 in March, Microsoft and its hardware partners first announced the next full iteration of the Direct3D API. Now on to version 12, this latest version of Direct3D would be focused on low level graphics programming, unlocking… Go To Full Article

Manli GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 Launched

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Manli Technology Group Limited, the major Graphics Cards, Mini-PCs and other components manufacturer, today announced the brand new GTX 900 series graphics solution, Manli GeForce GTX 980 and GTX970 with the innovative packaging. Equipped with next-generation GM204 Maxwell GPU with… Go To Full Article

GALAX launches the GeForce GTX 9-series graphics cards

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Following Galaxy's recent merger with KFA2, newly formed Nvidia partner has launches its GeForce 9-series cards. Go To Full Article

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 SLI / 3-way SLI / 4-way SLI review @ Hardware.Info

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Nvidia introduces the GeForce GTX 980 and 970 today, in case you hadn't noticed yet. What's the performance of these cards in tandem, you might wonder. Well, we've tested the GTX 980 in SLI, 3-way SLI, and 4-way SLI, using… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GTX 980 Review @ Vortez

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NVIDIA finally release their next-generation graphics card; GTX 980. Join us as we unveil their new flagship GPU based around 28nm Maxwell GM204 architecture. Go To Full Article

ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC 4 GB @ techPowerUp

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ASUS has just released their GeForce Strix GTX 970 OC, an overclocked, custom-PCB version of the GTX 970. What is special about the STRIX technology is that it will shut off the fans completely during idle, media playback and light… Go To Full Article

Nvidia GTX 980 @ LanOC Reviews

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Nvidia may have officially launched Maxwell with the GTX 750 Ti launch back in February, but I think we can all agree that things don't get really serious until they refresh their flagship card with the new architecture. Well the… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Kills the GTX 780 Ti, GTX 780, GTX 770, Cuts GTX 760 Pricing

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Following the launch of its GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards, NVIDIA announced discontinuation of three of its top-selling high-end graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the GeForce GTX 780, and the GeForce GTX 770. The $549… Go To Full Article

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 4 GB @ techPowerUp

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EVGA's brand-new GeForce GTX 970 SC ACX uses the company's latest ACX cooler, which promises reduced noise and lower temperatures than the reference design. It is also overclocked out of the box, for that little bit of extra performance to… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA's latest GPU crams 4K images on 1080p displays

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Back in February, NVIDIA trotted out the very first desktop GPUs to feature its new Maxwell architecture: the GeForce GTX 750 and 750i. These entry level cards were paragons of efficiency, but they were hardly strong examples of what the… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 SLI @ techPowerUp

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At half the price of a GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the GeForce GTX 970 can tempt you to buy a pair of them. With Ultra HD monitors dropping below the $500 mark, a playable Ultra HD gaming PC under $2000… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4 GB @ techPowerUp

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Today NVIDIA releases their new GeForce GTX 980 which brings the Maxwell architecture to the high-end. It features massive power efficiency improvements, reduced noise, but also beats GTX 780 Ti in raw performance. Pricing is quite acceptable, too, with $549… Go To Full Article

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Review: Maxwell Mark 2

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At the start of this year we saw the first half of the Maxwell architecture in the form of the GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti. Based on the first generation Maxwell based GM107 GPU, NVIDIA did something we… Go To Full Article

Asus GTX970 STRIX OC Review

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In the second of our GTX970 launch articles today, we look at the new ASUS version of the card – the GTX970 STRIX OC. As the name would suggest it ships in an overclocked state with a proprietary cooling system… Go To Full Article

MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Review

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This week Nvidia launch their new GTX970 and GTX980 GPU’s – based on the exceptionally efficient Maxwell architecture. In this review we look at a modified, overclocked solution from partner MSI – the GTX970 Gaming 4G. Not only does this… Go To Full Article

Maxwell Makes its Debut: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 & GTX 980 Review

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Last year's GeForce 700 series pushed Kepler to its limits. With such a strong showing, Maxwell's first appearance had us excited for higher-end cards and today we finally have them: the $329 GTX 970 will try to carve a place… Go To Full Article

Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 Review

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The Maxwell architecture has been a remarkable advancement for Nvidia. Partner GTX750Ti solutions have earned many awards at KitGuru due to a combination of minimal power drain, modest heat output and excellent frame rate performance at 1080p resolutions. Today is… Go To Full Article

Not all of Samsung's curved displays are gigantic

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Want a curved display from Samsung but don't quite have the scratch to bring one of its gigantic models home? Maybe try the 27-inch S27D590C monitor on for size when it releases at some ambiguous point in the future. The… Go To Full Article

Google wants websites to work more like apps, even offline

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Google wants to get rid of frustrating 404 error pages and make websites still feel interactive even if you're not connected to the internet. So, the company has recently developed a new technology called "Service Workers," and Google software... Go To Full Article

MinION, the USB-sized DNA sequencer, goes through real-world testing

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Back in 2012, a UK company called Oxford Nanopore announced a chewing gum packet-sized DNA sequencer, something that people found hard to believe since rival machines can be as big as fridges. After dealing with technical issues and bugs (as… Go To Full Article

The Aquila tablet scans our world in 3D to help build better virtual ones

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Your tablet can fire off emails and help you rotate beautiful, Escherian worlds, but can it capture the world around you in glorious 3D? Probably not, but the newly revealed (and Android-powered) Aquila from Mantis Vision and Flextronics can. Most… Go To Full Article

Lian Li Releases the PC-V359 and PC-Q36 in Two New Color Options

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Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces that the PC-V359 and PC-Q36 are now available in two new color options: Red/Black and Champagne Gold. Taking Modularity to the Next Level in New Colors The PC-V359 and PC-Q36… Go To Full Article

Tesoro Updates the Shrike Laser Gaming Mouse

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Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, is launching an update of the Shrike Laser Gaming Mouse. Now available in five color options (black, orange, white, yellow and brushed silver). The updated Shrike also features an increased… Go To Full Article

After Apple, Google also makes encryption default in Android L

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Two good pieces of news today. Both Apple and Google have announced that the most recent versions of their mobile operating systems will encrypt user data by default. Google: The next generation of Google's Android operating system, due for release… Go To Full Article

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