Noctua NH-D15 CPU Tower Air Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2015-01-27 read/post comments()

Austrian company NOCTUA, known for their silent yet efficient processor coolers, released last year their behemoth NH-D15 cooler. The successor of their successful NH-D14 had to have even more performance while keeping the noise level still comfortable for day to day living room operations. This cooler is designed to handle the heat output of the latest hexa and octa-core crunching processors without breaking a sweat, thus for people who don't overclock or for those that don't run high wattage setups this cooler is pure overkill. Time to pop the package and see what Noctua has in store for us with their flagship NH-D15 tower CPU cooler. read more

Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB Fully Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-01-21 read/post comments()

Corsair have really outdone themselves with the release of the K70 RGB keyboard, by providing near unlimited possibilities regarding the LED lighting configuration thanks to the CUE software but also a large number of customizations are available per-key. read more

HIS Multi-View USB Portable Docking Station Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-01-16 read/post comments(0)

For people constantly on-the go, the HIS Multi-View USB Portable Docking station comes to help by providing an extra HDMI port, one VGA port but also one Ethernet gigabit port, all in a single adapter; potential customers will say that by plugging this device we will lose one available USB 3.0 port, but HIS had this in mind and has also provided one extra USB 3.0 to complement the lost one. read more

BAPCo TabletMark v3 Benchmark Presentation

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-01-15 read/post comments()

The new TabletMark benchmark from BAPCo is one interesting software each hardware enthusiast should check out, which is offered free of charge and thanks to the community the database will grow consistently in order to have comparisons between lots of tablet models which are now present on the market from different manufacturers. read more

UleFone Be One Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-01-12 read/post comments(1)

The Be One model from UleFone sports a newer Android version than Kolina K100+ V6, 4.4.2 and we have promises Android 5.0 will be also available for this model. Speaking of the device performances, we are dealing with the quite familiar octa-core MTK6592, which was released after the quad-core MTK6589, none of them sporting stellar performances regarding the GPS. The MTK6592 can be found in three different versions: 1.7GHz which was the first one and we have seen it at the iOCEAN X7S and X8, the later 2.0GHz Turbo version which we have seen with the ThL 5000 and Kolina K100+ V6, but also 1.4GHz which is the lowest clocked and also has only 600MHz 3D clock. Be One comes… read more

Synology DS415play NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-01-11 read/post comments(0)

Synology presents itself with another high-quality NAS model, the DS415Play which is oriented to home users with plenty of multimedia content for playback on different devices. Thanks to the Intel solution, unsupported file formats will be converted for different devices on-the fly so they will be played without additional issues. The 1.6GHz dual-core processor is paired with a total of 1GB DDR3 (non-upgradable) and the manufacturer is still using the proven 4-bay plastic chassis which we have seen with the DS412+. read more
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Audio/Others SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2015-01-05
Mobile/Smart Phones Kolína K100 + V6 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-01-02
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[M] Noctua NH-D15 CPU Tower Air Cooler Review

@ 2015/01/27 read/post comments(0)
Austrian company NOCTUA, known for their silent yet efficient processor coolers, released last year their behemoth NH-D15 cooler. The successor of their successful NH-D14 had to have even more performance while keeping the noise level still comfortable for day to… Go To Full Article

Introducing SilentiumPC Supremo M1 Gold 550W PSU

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Developed with maximum reliability and rock stable power delivery in mind new SilentiumPC Supremo M1 Gold 550W PSU is built using only premium-grade components. Advanced layout includes Japanese main capacitor, Taiwanese solid-state capacitors as well as DC-DC converters. The unit… Go To Full Article

Introducing the EVGA TORQ X5 & X3 Gaming Mice

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Introducing the EVGA TORQ X5 and X3 gaming mice. Each of these mice was designed from the ground up to satisfy the needs of the hardcore gamer with high quality sensors and Omron switches. The EVGA TORQ X5/X3 mice support… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Announces the Silencio FP Series Fans

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Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator, and manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced the Silencio FP Series, featuring brand new fans with Cooler Master's latest pressure optimized silent performance fan technology. The Silencio FP Series… Go To Full Article

Colorful Announces its GeForce GTX 960 Lineup

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Colorful Technology, the biggest NVIDIA AIC in China, announced the latest GTX960 series graphics cards. Four different models had been released this time, including Colorful GTX960 CH with reference design for entry users, Colorful GTX960 i-Cafe for System Integrators, iGame… Go To Full Article

First Core i7 Powered Intel NUC Incoming

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Intel's revolutionary NUC (next unit of computing) ultra-compact desktop, which set out to offer performance rivaling desktops ten times its size, was traditionally limited to Core i5 chips at the top-end. Intel wants to change that, and is giving final… Go To Full Article

Here are the first films from Oculus Story Studio

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Look out, Hollywood, because Oculus VR is coming for you. Earlier today, the Facebook-owned company introduced its new film division Story Studio, as it looks to broaden its horizons and experiment with narrative through virtual reality. The first sh... Go To Full Article

WikiLeaks furious at Google for keeping government data request a secret

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Google is catching some heat from WikiLeaks after the company revealed that it handed over emails and other data on three WikiLeaks employees to the US government. Obviously, that in and of itself would be enough to ruffle the feathers… Go To Full Article

Dropcam will give you a free replacement camera if yours is too old

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Normally, companies don't do much for you when they stop supporting a device. They'll give you a too-bad-so-sad notice and ask you to buy their latest gear. Not Dropcam, however. The Nest-owned company is ditching support for both its original… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Surface tablet and Xbox businesses are booming

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Microsoft appears to be well past the days when it was writing off unsold Surface tablets and struggling to match Sony in game console sales. The Windows developer reports that its Devices and Consumer group's revenue grew 8 percent year… Go To Full Article

Police think Waze's traffic app puts officers in danger

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You may use Google's Waze app primarily to avoid traffic jams and watch out for speed cameras, but some American police see it as threat -- and they want Google to do something about it. Officers speaking to the Associated… Go To Full Article

Amazon's Prime Now one-hour delivery delayed by winter storms, too

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As a winter storm starts to drop several inches of snow on the northeast United States, Amazon's advising Prime Now customers in New York City not to rely on its one-hour deliveries. The service started dropping off orders around Manhattan… Go To Full Article

Some 840 EVOs still vulnerable to read speed slowdowns

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Last year, users discovered a problem with Samsung's 840 EVO SSD that caused dramatic slowdowns when reading older data. Samsung attributed the issue to an algorithmic error in the management routine that tracks the status of cells over time. A… Go To Full Article

'MythBusters' tackles 'Doom' and the lore of first-person shooters

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Have you ever wondered if a regular human could carry the health packs, guns, chainsaw and all the other stuff from Doom? Well, it looks like we're about to find out. The disproving duo of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman… Go To Full Article

APB to be reloaded again for console

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Way back into 2010 a developer called Realtime Worlds released a game called APB: All Points Bulletin. The game didn't do very well and the studio fell into administration and the game rights were sold to Reloaded who modified the… Go To Full Article

Facebook Lite uses less data for developing areas, low-end phones

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hard at work connecting the world with not only his social network, but with basic internet access, too. In another step towards doing so in developing areas, the folks in Menlo Park are rolling… Go To Full Article

Apple giving away TV shows and music with 'Free on iTunes'

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Free stuff is always great, especially if people actually want what's on offer. Apple now has a special section called "Free on iTunes" where you can find TV shows and music freebies if you've already blown through your monthly entertainment… Go To Full Article

Nvidia: the GeForce GTX 970 works exactly as intended

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As we noted in a story this past weekend, some curious and technically minded owners of GeForce GTX 970 graphics cards have noticed unexpected behavior with regard to that card's use of memory. Users first noticed that… Go To Full Article

How to Delete Old Facebook Friend Requests

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If you’ve had a Facebook account for years, you might have sent out quite a few friend requests when you first opened your account. Not all of those requests were likely answered. That’s all right, because you can go through… Go To Full Article

The triumphant return of Rock Band?

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After several years years of hiatus, an official announcement, and the shockingly rapid decline of the music game market, Rock Band suddenly leapt back to life this month. Harmonix Music Systems -- the studio responsible for the music game craze,… Go To Full Article

The first live VR broadcast brought the beach to my backyard

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On Saturday morning in Ann Arbor, MI it was about 30 degrees outside, but I was in my backyard enjoying a 75 degree day at the beach. That's only possible because I was testing out the first attempt at streaming… Go To Full Article

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Review @ Vortez

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In the summer of 2014, Kingston's HyperX team released their rebranded QPad QH-90 headset called 'Cloud'. With a refreshed appearance, added details, finishing touches at an aggressive price point, it was well received and has become a firm favourite. Continuing… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE Extends G1 Gaming Lineup with GeForce(R) GTX 960

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GIGABYTE Extends G1 Gaming Lineup with GeForce® GTX 960 Active cooling with silent semi-passive fan design unleashes impressive gaming performance

CyanogenMod CEO wants to "take Android away from Google"

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CyanogenMod CEO McMaster said some interesting things recently. To remove all doubts right from the get go, here's how McMaster introduced himself: "I'm the CEO of Cyanogen. We're attempting to take Android away from Google." Asked to detail his vision,… Go To Full Article

Lunar Xprize competitors get $5.25 million for reaching key milestones

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The Lunar Xprize challenge isn't just meant to reward the first team that lands a private rover on the Moon -- it's there to give some encouragement along the way, too. Accordingly, Google and Xprize have just handed out a… Go To Full Article

Thecus N4560 4 Bay NAS @ LanOC Reviews

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Having had the opportunity to work and support home and small office environments, the necessity for things like redundancy, ease of access, and perhaps more importantly granularity of access are extremely obvious. Things that a NAS can provide, but rarely… Go To Full Article

MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC (Intel LGA 1150) @ techPowerUp

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Another dragon flies ashore! MSI's "high-end" Intel Z97 motherboard, the MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC, swoops down onto my testbench after a long trip to me. The MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC is MSI's answer for the ultra-dollar gamer, but… Go To Full Article

How a former Rockstar developer is leading a revolution in gaming

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When Navid Khonsari left Rockstar Games after working as the cinematic director on several Grand Theft Auto titles, he was sure he wouldn't make another video game. Instead, he returned to his first love, documentary filmmaking and, in the process,… Go To Full Article

Luxa2 GroovyW Bluetooth Speaker Review

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One of the popular devices found within the iDevice section of CES 2015 this year was bluetooth speakers. Unfortunately, bluetooth speakers have gotten a bad-rap for being exactly what you pay for. Turns out, the only way for a company… Go To Full Article

Bitcoin's first licensed US exchange opens with approval from 25 states

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Virtual currency bitcoin is starting to get its act together. A startup funded with $106 million from the New York Stock Exchange as well as banks and venture capital firms, is set to launch the first licensed US bitcoin exchange.… Go To Full Article

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