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

Thecus N4310 Soho/Home Linux NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-03-06 read/post comments(0)

The latest N4310 SOHO/Home NAS from Thecus is a visible upgrade over their low-cost N2310, both outside and inside; the hardware has been beefed up regarding the number of USB 3.0 ports, we’ve got more internal RAM and the SoC frequency (AMCC APM86491RDK) is now 1GHz instead of only 800MHz. read more
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
Others/Miscelleneous NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review by stefan @ 2015-02-16

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Missing woman unwittingly joins search party looking for herself

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A group of tourists spent hours Saturday night looking for a missing woman near Iceland's Eldgja canyon, only to find her among the search party. The group was travelling through Iceland on a tour bus and stopped… Go To Full Article

[M] Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

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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… Go To Full Article

The best WiFi router (for most people)

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This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the original full article below at TheWirecutter.com If I wanted the cheapest good WiFi router I could get, I would buy the… Go To Full Article

Google loses over privacy settings

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The UK Court of Appeal has turned down an attempt by Google to overthrow a previous verdict that allowed people to sue it over privacy settings. The case, according to the BBC, centres around allegations that Google… Go To Full Article

Wait, what? OnePlus serenely reveals upcoming ‘game changer’ is a drone

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Not an Android-powered console, not a gaming controller and not a virtual reality head-mounted display. Well, we certainly did not see this coming. Sure, we emphasized off the bat everything was possible with regard to the mystery gadget OnePlus has… Go To Full Article

Broadwell Xeon D lands on Mini-ITX boards

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Intel introduced its Broadwell-based Xeon D server SoC earlier this month, and already, the chip has popped up in a couple of interesting Mini-ITX boards. Super Micro's X10SDV-TLN4F and X10SDV-F both feature the Xeon D-1540, which has eight cores, 16… Go To Full Article

Pebble Time breaks record after record, raising over $20 million on Kickstarter

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The crowdfunding campaign is nearly over, but there’s still time to reach twice the original wearable’s capital. It’s a genuine David versus Goliath story. Another one, since the little known (at the time) California-based Pebble Technology Corporation already defied all… Go To Full Article

YouTube starts testing silky smooth, ultra HD video quality

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YouTube introduced videos that play at 60 frames per second last year and ones viewable in 4K resolution in February. Now, the website is starting to experiment with videos that are both silky smooth and ultra high-def. TechCrunch has spotted… Go To Full Article

Why Your Windows PC Isn’t Genuine (and Exactly How That Limits You)

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Microsoft recently announced that WIndows 10 would be a free upgrade even for computers without genuine copies of Windows. But, even though they’ll let you install Windows 10, you’ll just end up with a non-genuine copy of Windows 10 that… Go To Full Article

Tim Cook will give away his fortune

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The head of the Apple Cargo Cult, Tim Cook has said that he will do something that Steve Jobs never did – give away his fortune. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world’s largest technology corporation… Go To Full Article

Photos claiming to show the LG G4 leak online

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The phone in these images look like the LG G3, but you might notice some subtle differences. That's because it could actually be pictures of the brand's yet-to-be-released flagship, the G4. An XDA Developer user called s3rv1cet3ch posted a folder… Go To Full Article

Carbon nanotubes made for planes can improve Parkinson's disease therapy

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When Rice University chemist Roberto Pasquali set out to to create strong and conductive carbon nanotube fibers, he had aerospace applications in mind. But it turned out his microscopic fibers are also great at communicating with the brain, making th... Go To Full Article

The first Apple Watch apps are already here

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You can't actually buy an Apple Watch for another month or so, but Apple has already opened the gate for apps. 9to5Mac points out a slew of freshly updated apps, including Twitter, WeChat, Evernote and the weather app Dark Sky… Go To Full Article

ECS LIVA X Mini PC Review @ OCC

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"The ECS LIVA X surprised me with its small size and completely silent operation. I was able to surf the internet and do work on it very quickly. I enjoyed using it and experienced no problems with browsing the internet,… Go To Full Article

Great, now 3D printed rifles can fire 7.62mm NATO rounds

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In 2013, Defense Distributed created the world's first 3D printed handgun, the .38-caliber Liberator. The following year, they unveiled an AR-15 receiver capable of firing hundreds of 5.56mm rounds without fail. This year, the team has been outdone b...… Go To Full Article

ASRock introduces Fatal1ty 970 Performance AM3+ motherboard targeted at gamers

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ASRock today introduced its latest AM3+ socket motherboard, the Fatal1ty 970 Performance. The Fatal1ty 970 Performance is targeted at gamers looking for a capable motherboard at an affordable price point. The motherboard is based on the AMD 970 chipset and… Go To Full Article

Microsoft rebrands Universal apps as "Windows apps"

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In the beginning there was the word, and the word was Metro. And then it was Windows 8-style. And then it was Modern. And then it was Windows Store. And then it was Universal. And today, Microsoft has decreed that… Go To Full Article

Synology DS1815+ @ techPowerUp

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Synology definitely put up a strong showing in the SMB category with the DS1815+ that can support up to 18 HDDs if paired with two optional DX513 expansion units. Today, we will put it to the test to figure out… Go To Full Article

MSI launches new gaming All-in-One PCs with 3K & 4K IPS displays

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MSI today announced its new Gaming All-in-One PC models AG270 3k, 24GE IPS, and 24GE 4K. The new models come equipped with Haswell Intel CPUs and the latest NVIDIA Maxwell based GTX 900M GPUs. The AG270 3K model comes with… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion Overclocking Motherboard Review @ Hardware Asylum

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The Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion is different type of X99 and is one designed for a single purpose, Overclocking and while the sparse I/O might indicate otherwise the high-end audio chip and 4-way SLI support makes this motherboard good for… Go To Full Article

Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler Review

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Noctua has recently launched several new high end CPU coolers. One of them is the Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler with five heat pipes. It weighs 618 g and is mounted with one 90 mm fan out… Go To Full Article

Amazon Cloud Drive now stores unlimited files for $60 per year

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Amazon thinks it has a way to entice you away from the likes of Dropbox or Google Drive: real, honest-to-goodness unlimited internet storage. It just launched two Cloud Drive plans that let you upload as much as you like, with… Go To Full Article

Google will fix Chrome's scrolling with Microsoft's help

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Smoother scrolling is coming to Chrome, as Google will integrate Microsoft's Pointer Events API into a future version of the browser. To say that Google and Microsoft haven't have the best working relationship would be an understatement. The companie...… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti to debut this summer with 3072 CUDA cores

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NVIDIA only recently revealed its new GeForce GTX Titan X and the Quadro M6000 cards based on the ‘Big Maxwell’ GM200 GPU. According to a new report from Sweclockers, the company is likely to launch another GM200 GPU based card… Go To Full Article

Google taking augmented reality game 'Ingress' to TV

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Google and its video game studio, Niantic Labs, are adding another layer to their augmented reality app, Ingress, by bringing it to TV, The Information reports. In Ingress, players travel -- in physical reality -- to marked locations called "portals,... Go To Full Article

Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan X 12GB

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Nvidia have had huge success with their Maxwell architecture. The GTX980 has not only held the performance crown since the launch but sales figures have helped Nvidia reap in record revenue. As we know, technology development never stands still, and… Go To Full Article

Intel-Micron Share Additional Details of Their 3D NAND

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Today must be the busiest day in the world of NAND. Earlier today, Toshiba announced that it has begun shipments of its 48-layer 128Gbit 3D NAND part and now a few hours later Intel and Micron held a joint webinar… Go To Full Article

Facebook developing solar drones to deliver global web access

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There are an estimated five billion people worldwide who lack reliable internet access but Facebook is reportedly "ready to spend billions" in order to change that. The Menlo Park-based company has recently announced plans to deliver global connectiv... Go To Full Article

Ex-Beats CEO brings the 'American Idol' experience to a game

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The co-creator of the service behind Beats music has launched a game that plays on the public's love for shows like X-Factor and Glee. Called Chosen, it lets users either record and upload their performances, or act as judges to… Go To Full Article

Facebook hints that the Oculus Rift will be available this year

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In a rather off-hand comment at today's Facebook developer's conference, company CTO Mike Schroepfer dropped a hint that the Oculus Rift VR headset could come to market this year. It was during an overview talk about what VR means for… Go To Full Article

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