SISWOO C55 Longbow Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-08-26 read/post comments()

With the SISWOO C55, the manufacturer has created a device for users which are in need of larger screen sizes than the previous C50 while the performance has been also upgraded with a better SoC, now housing eight cores at 1.3GHz each. The camera quality does not disappoint and reaches the impressive levels of color detail which we have also seen with the C50, only that the focus may not be spot on sometimes. The battery has also suffered a small upgrade, but since we are now dealing with a more powerful SoC and a bigger screen size which both consume quite a bit of battery resources, the tests reveal a lower usage time versus the C50. read more

Corsair Strafe Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-08-23 read/post comments()

We have reviewed quite a bit of Corsair gaming keyboards in the past and we can say that while they are a bit more expensive, the quality is top-notch and the experience is quite unique. With the Strafe, Corsair wants to introduce its premium products to more budget-conscious people, by eliminating some of the elements like the aluminum layer, the wrist rest or using a single-color LED for the Red/Brown Cherry-MX switches. The product is accompanied by the powerful CUE (Corsair Utility Engine), which offers the same levels of customization as on the more expensive variants and within it we can also update the keyboard firmware to its latest version. For added value, Corsair has also included two sets of… read more

BIOSTAR N3150NH ITX Motherboard Review

Motherboards/IntegratedCPU by stefan @ 2015-08-21 read/post comments()

By including the Celeron N3150 Braswell SoC from Intel, the BIOSTAR N3150NH board takes part of the low-end segment and we can clearly see that from the benchmarks we have ran, since the performance per core is quite low, the Celeron 3205U we have found with the Shuttle DS57U surpassing it with flying colors. The power consumption though is like one third of the mentioned Celeron and the temperatures are much lower too, the included passive heatsink remaining cool during even most stressful conditions. read more

HIS R7 370 IceQ X2 OC 2GB Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2015-08-18 read/post comments()

As we have mentioned before, the R7 370 GPU from AMD is basically one of the most refreshed components from the 300 series since we have seen it since Radeon HD 7850, then in the R7 265/270 cards and now again. While the speeds have been boosted, we have the same architecture involved which basically means that older game titles should work fine at Full-HD resolution but newer titles need to be dialed down at lower detail levels in order to reach playable FPS. read more

Tt eSPORTS BLACK V2 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-08-16 read/post comments()

During our time with the Black V2, the product seemed quite responsive and comfortable, while the extra buttons can be accessed easily when in-game. The mouse was tested in multiple game genres and here we could count League of Legends, Echo of Soul, The Talos Principle, Serious Sam BFE but also GTA V; thanks to the new AVAGO sensor, the experience was accurate and if we feel that the default DPI steps are not for us in the current game, we can easily reconfigure them from the supplied application. read more

Fractal Design Node 202 Enclosure Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2015-08-13 read/post comments()

One of Fractal Design's highlights at Computex 2015 was for sure the enclosure we are taking a closer look at in this review: the Node 202, a small footprint chassis, combining sleek and the typical Fractal looks. Nevertheless the dimensions, this Node 202 provides the option to install a high end gaming graphics card, thus making it ideal to serve as a HTPC media PC and/or gaming rig, this while blending in perfectly with other multimedia peripherals in your living room. The Node 202 is available in two versions, one with and one without the Fractal Design Integra 450W power supply. Fractal Design was so kind to send us the high end model with the PSU. Time to open the… read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Hands On with Nvidia's Mobile G-Sync, Origin EON-17X

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If you've ever witnessed variable refresh rate (VRR) technologies like G-Sync and FreeSync, then you likely know VRR one of the most significant gaming improvements in recent times. Now the technology has finally gone mobile. Go To Full Article

Intel chips to help pinpoint cause of bee colonies' deaths

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Researchers from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) want to pinpoint the factors that lead to the mass death of honey bees everywhere, in what's being called as colony collapse disorder. In order to do... Go To Full Article

AMD Radeon R9 Nano Core Configuration Detailed

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AMD's upcoming mini-ITX friendly graphics card, the Radeon R9 Nano, which boasts of a typical board power of just 175W, is not a heavily stripped-down R9 Fury X, as was expected. The card will feature the full complement of GCN… Go To Full Article

ID-Cooling Intros FrostFlow 240L AIO CPU Cooler

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ID-Cooling introduced the FrostFlow 240L all-in-one liquid CPU cooler. This cooler is designed to handle thermal loads of up to 200W, and is equipped with 27 mm-thick 240 mm x 120 mm radiator, with two pre-installed fans that spin between… Go To Full Article

DeepCool TF120 Review @ Vortez

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Today we are looking at a first for 'fans' of computer fans – a design from Deepcool's Gamer Storm brand which features 2-layer blades. Due to this subtle change the blades on the impellers of these fans look like the… Go To Full Article

VMware Fusion is ready to put Windows 10 on your Mac

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Parallels may have been the first to bring Windows 10 virtualization to the Mac, but its rival VMware isn't far behind. Its newly released VMware Fusion 8 has full support for Microsoft's latest platform, including Cortana -- you can ask… Go To Full Article

MSI Z170A Gaming M7 Motherboard Review @HiTech Legion

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"The MSI Z170 Gaming M7 is an affordable Gaming motherboard that is feature rich and possesses the right amount of eye candy to spark anyone's interest. The core of the motherboard is the Intel Z170 Chipset which is complimented with… Go To Full Article

Samsung 850 EVO 2TB @ PureOverclock

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“Buying a 128GB SSD used to be something many people aspired to, though most want something bigger, assuming the budget can support it. For those on a tight budget, the 128GB might be fine, but for those looking to loftier… Go To Full Article

Researchers may have found a cancer cell's 'off' switch

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Aside from their abnormal growth rates, cancerous cells aren't that much different from normal healthy tissue. That's why radiation and chemo treatments can't effectively target just tumors. However, a team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic, believ... Go To Full Article

Build a 'Fantastic Contraption' in virtual reality with the Vive

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Virtual Reality is often characterized as a solitary experience, but it doesn't have to be. Games like Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, a multiplayer bomb-defusal game, demonstrate VR's ability to entertain entire groups of people in wonderful new... Go To Full Article

Google Map Maker returns to the US, UK and over 40 other countries

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Google's Map Maker tool returned a few weeks ago after being shut down following an issue with digital vandalism. While it went live in six countries earlier this month, the US and UK weren't among the selected locales for the… Go To Full Article

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma Keyboard Review

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We have previously tested a lot of Gamer products from Razer. In this review we look at the new Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma Keyboard with backlight and many features. Go To Full Article

Acer Debuts Aspire Z3-710 All-in-Ones with Windows 10

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Acer America today announced that its refreshed 23.8-inch Aspire Z3-710 Series all-in-one desktop PCs with Windows 10 are available for customers in the United States. These newly enhanced PCs feature capacitive 10-point multi-touch and a Full HD (1920x1080) LED backlit… Go To Full Article

A light-hearted game of mass murder in 'Party Hard'

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In January, someone moved into the house right next to Alex Nichiporchik's. Nichiporchik, CEO of SpeedRunners studio TinyBuild Games, immediately wasn't a fan of his new neighbor. "He decided it's a funny idea to throw parties every night until 3AM... Go To Full Article

Samsung's Gear S2 makes its Instagram debut on an exec's wrist

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Samsung showed off its forthcoming Gear S2 smartwatch pretty extensively a few weeks ago at its event introducing the Galaxy Note 5, but now we're getting a look at the device that isn't just a render. VP for Samsung design… Go To Full Article

Parrot Jumping Sumo MiniDrone Rover Review

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The Jumping Sumo from Parrot Minidrones is a responsive auto-balancing rover that is able to roll, rush, zigzag, circle, spin, jump in the air and even jump across gaps! It's all controlled from your smart phone or tablet device running… Go To Full Article

Explore the world's economy in Harvard's trippy 3D map

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Wrapping your head around the planet's economic activity isn't easy, even if you study economics for a living. However, Harvard's Owen Cornec (he of WikiGalaxy fame) believes he can help. He built the Globe of Economic Complexity, a web-based map... Go To Full Article

Amazon Echo Review @ Hardware Secrets

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A complete review of the Amazon Echo and Alexa, the voice behind the device. The Echo can control your lights, play music, and help to keep you organized. Alexa will quickly become a member of the family. Go To Full Article

Razer Announces Custom Designed NZXT S340 PC Case

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Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the NZXT S340 - Designed by Razer PC case. The chassis is the latest product to launch from the "Designed by Razer" licensing program, an initiative that… Go To Full Article

Facebook's Moments app now automatically creates movies from your photos

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Facebook's relatively new Moments app started life as a way to privately share photos with friends -- it groups pictures you've taken into, well, moments and then suggests you share them with your Facebook friends who are in the pictures.… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Readies a PS4 SharePlay-like Feature for GeForce Experience

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NVIDIA is giving final touches to a feature that's similar in function to PlayStation 4 SharePlay, called GameStream Co-op. Accessed through its GeForce Experience app, the feature will let you share your game over the Internet with your friend, letting… Go To Full Article

Stephen Hawking believes he knows how information escapes black holes

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Stephen Hawking announced during a lecture at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday that he has potentially solved the Information Paradox. The paradox a conflict between the quantum mechanics and general relativity... Go To Full Article

NASA's latest Ceres photo shows a strange, conical mountain

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If you were hoping that closer-up photos of Ceres would solve some of the dwarf planet's mysteries... well, you'll have to keep waiting. NASA's Dawn probe has transmitted pictures taken from 915 miles up, and one of them shows an… Go To Full Article

Best camping gear for the tech-savvy

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This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Head to the TheWirecutter.com to see all of their favorite summer picks. When you're spending time outdoors, your focus should be on the natural… Go To Full Article

Asus R7 370 Strix 4GB @ LanOC Reviews

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So last week was basically all about budget gaming with our first R7 370 review as well as the launch of the GTX 950. Well this week isn't going to be any different. Today I'm going to take a look… Go To Full Article

You can use a real paintbrush with Sensel's Morph trackpad

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Imagine a trackpad that's more than just a trackpad. Imagine if it could also be a tablet or a keyboard or a piano or a drum machine. And imagine if it was so pressure-sensitive that you could use a paintbrush… Go To Full Article

MSI GeForce GTX 950 Gaming 2 GB @ techPowerUp

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The MSI GeForce GTX 950 Gaming comes with the company's famous TwinFrozr dual-fan cooling solution, which provides quieter than whisper-quiet noise levels in gaming, and completely turns off the fans in idle. The card is also rather affordable with just… Go To Full Article

Hynix to splash $26 billion on new fabs

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Korean memory giant SK Hynix said it intends to build two fabrication plants in South Korea and will spend close to $26 billion on their construction. SK Hynix is the second biggest manufacturer of dynamic random access… Go To Full Article

Don't stick your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 stylus in backwards

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Is it a design flaw or user error? There's a new hullabaloo over the stylus on Samsung's brand new Galaxy Note 5, as first noticed by an Android Central forum user. Up until now, every previous Note model was designed… Go To Full Article

The Uber effect: government report shows London's private taxi boom

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Private taxi apps like Uber, Hailo and Gett are becoming ever popular, but not everyone is happy with their UK expansion. But how widespread are they? According to new figures from the Department of Transport, the number of unlicenced private… Go To Full Article

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