Silicon Power Armor Series A30 USB 3.0 2TB Portable HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2014-11-25 read/post comments()

The Armor A30 2.5’’ USB 3.0 portable drives from Silicon Power are built to last in harsh conditions and the manufacturer has included materials like shock-resistant silica gel which combines with the plastic external shell. Silicon Power also reminds us that the drive has passed the test in compliance with the US military MIL-STD-810G (transit drop test) which means a 300cm experimental fall test. read more

Func MS-2 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-11-24 read/post comments()

The Func MS-2 mouse has given us a good impression as the MS-3 version before it and is able to deliver a good gaming experience for mainstream gamers and seems to be better suited for fingertip grip users with smaller hands. The soft-touch coating offers a good grip which is important during long gaming sessions while the extra buttons are carefully placed for easy accessibility. read more

Corsair DDR4 16GB Vengeance LPX 2800C16 Memory Kit Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-18 read/post comments(0)

DDR4 has finally hit the big masses with the release of Intel's high end X99 platform aka Haswell-E. Besides the massive available bandwidth these DDR4 modules can also pack a far higher density per stick. All this goodness is available at your disposal while requiring a mere 1.2Volts. Only drawback, as per each technology at launch is the high retail price. Today we have a look at CORSAIR's mainstream kit: the Vengeance LPX series, however mainstream doesn't necessarily imply low speeds. The kit we are reviewing today runs out of the box at 2800MHz; not uber high end speeds though more than suitable to satisfy both the tweakers and the die-hard enthusiasts. read more

Shuttle Barebone XH81 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-11-17 read/post comments()

Shuttle proposes another compact X-type chassis with their XH81 barebone which can house the latest Intel Haswell processors and the motherboard is driven by the H81 chipset which we have also found with the DS81. Its dimensions are 238 x 200 x 72 mm (LWH) and also supports installation of one slim optical drive in front, while for storage we can use 2.5’’ drives along with mSATA storage. read more

ThL 5000 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-11-12 read/post comments()

If you are on the market for a high-performance octa-core MTK model, which is packed with a good Sony camera sensor, 16GB of internal memory, 2GB of RAM and a very consistent 5000mAh battery, then look no further since the ThL has all these and is bundled with plenty of other accessories thanks to Chinavasion. read more

Patriot Memory Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 OTG Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-11-11 read/post comments()

The new Stellar Boost XT drive from Patriot Memory has quite a small footprint and also features a durable rubberized chassis. The read performance of the drive is very good, nearing 150MB/s in our tests, while the writes are in the 35MB/s area, quite close to the best performing USB 2.0 drives. These speeds are more than enough for maxing out the transfers when connected to our favorite smartphone/tablet which supports OTG for doing backups, watching Full HD content and many other activities. read more
CPU Haswell-E Part2: Intel i7-5820K & i7-5930K Tested by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-07
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R9 285 IceQ X2 OC 2GB GDDR5 Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-11-04
Tradeshow & OC events HWBOT Announces the HWBOT Country Cup 2014 – from November 1 until December 20 by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-31
Storage/HDD Corsair Voyager Air 2 Mobile Wireless Storage 1 TB Review by stefan @ 2014-10-30
Others/All-in-one PC Pivos XIOS XS Entertainment Center Review by stefan @ 2014-10-29

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

GIGABYTE Releases FORCE H1 Wireless Headphones Designed for Mobile Gaming

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Bringing comfort with premium mobility-centric features for gaming on the go Taipei, Taiwan, 25th November, 2014 — GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium hardware brand, today releases the FORCE H1 wireless gaming headphones designed for mobile gaming… Go To Full Article

Zalman's Future May Not Be That Bleak After All

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It appears that Moneaul's multi-million dollar fraud will not be driving Zalman to bankruptcy after all. Word comes that the Korean courthouse handling the case has decided that Zalman, which was a child company of Moneaul, was not involved in… Go To Full Article

[M] Silicon Power Armor Series A30 USB 3.0 2TB Portable HDD Review

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The Armor A30 2.5’’ USB 3.0 portable drives from Silicon Power are built to last in harsh conditions and the manufacturer has included materials like shock-resistant silica gel which combines with the plastic external shell. Silicon Power also reminds us… Go To Full Article

Windows 10's app store will be workplace-friendly

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If you use a Windows 8 PC, you've probably noticed that the Windows Store is built for home use; you'll find serious tools like Office, but it's not really meant for work. That's going to change in a big, big… Go To Full Article

Sony Paralyzed By Computer Hacker Attack

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I have no idea if this story is true or not but, if it is, Sony is going to have its hands full for a while. Things have come to a standstill at Sony today, after the computers in New… Go To Full Article

eBay retires stand-alone, same-day delivery apps

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When eBay Now first surfaced two years ago, it appeared in the guise of an iOS app that promised same-day delivery for products sold by local stores. The service managed to pick up some steam (or at least that's what… Go To Full Article

Homescreen app lets you peek at other’s digital lifestyle

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A data-obsessed company by the name of betaworks is working on an app that will essentially tell you a lot know about a person’s digital addiction just by looking at their homescreens. Aptly dubbed as Homescreen, the app from betaworks… Go To Full Article

NSA Privacy Director says fears of government spying are unwarranted

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It was one of the final questions of the NSA's open Q&A today, and one that's weighed heavily on the minds of American citizens since the Prism scandal last year: "Are our fears of being discreetly spied on merited?" They… Go To Full Article

A new project promises to turn your iPhone into a VR headset

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Thanks to accessories like Google Cardboard and Samsung's Gear VR, using a smartphone to enter a virtual reality world has become relatively simple. However, those options have the limitation of being available to use only with Android, leaving iOS... Go To Full Article

Why are so many video games broken at launch?

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Allow me to begin with my very best Andy Rooney impersonation: When I was growing up, there was no such thing as a "day one patch." I went to Video Station on Saturday with my parents -- if I was… Go To Full Article

Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse Review

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We have previously tested a lot of products from Logitech. In this review we look at the new Logitech G502 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse with a impressive 12000 dpi sensor and build in weight system. Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Define R5 Case Review

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Fractal Design is a Swedish company that designs Cases, fans and Power Supplies. The product we are looking at today is their Fractal Design Define R5 Case. It is a Midi ATX case with a Classic design, but… Go To Full Article

Samsung's 4K-ready NX1 camera finally comes to the US

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The NX1, Samsung's first camera capable of shooting 4K video, was originally expected to be released last month here in the States. And even though this was clearly not the case, the company has been doing everything it can to… Go To Full Article

OcUK GeForce GTX 970 'NVIDIA 970 Cooler Edition' Review

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We have been impressed with the wide cross section of GTX970′s and GTX980′s we have reviewed since Nvidia’s official launch. It was interesting to note on launch day that Nvidia didn’t sample a reference GTX970, instead relying on partners to… Go To Full Article

A Steam Machine without Valve: life with the iBuyPower SBX

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It was gaming's hot topic for 2013: Steam Machines. Otherwise known as Valve's plan to take on the living room. The project had my attention for months, with Valve teasing a revolutionary controller, a custom operating system and even an… Go To Full Article

Watchmakers are cracking down on bootleg smartwatch faces

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Did you get a G Watch R or Moto 360 and promptly give it a watch face that simulates a mechanical timepiece? Don't count on doing that again. TorrentFreak understands that watchmakers like Omega, Panerai, Swatch and Tissot are sending… Go To Full Article

Use Smart Locks in Android 5.0 and Never Unlock Your Phone at Home Again

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Don’t you hate it whenever you’re safely at home, and there’s no one else around to access your phone, and yet you still have have to unlock it whenever you want to use it? Android 5.0 Lollipop’s Smart Locks solves… Go To Full Article

ASRock's latest X99 board turns onboard networking up to 22Gbps

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ASRock's workstation-oriented X99 WS-E/10G motherboard takes networking to a whole 'nother level. First, there are the dual Gigabit Ethernet jacks, each one powered by an Intel I210AT controller. On top of those, the board has dual 10-GigE connections fueled by… Go To Full Article

Corsair H60 AIO CPU Cooling System Update Review

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Today we are re-reviewing an older All-in-One CPU from Corsair that is surely a stalwart in the CPU cooling industry. The H60 AIO CPU cooler is a cost effective choice for those enthusiasts looking for a good solution at a… Go To Full Article

Asus Maximus VII Impact @ LanOC Reviews

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When it comes to Mini-ITX motherboards people are going to have a wide range of feature requirements. For some, as long as it supports their CPU and it has a x16 PCIe slot they are good to go. Others want… Go To Full Article

Hide your kids, Sony’s Xperia Z4 could crush current Android flagships with 4 GB RAM

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Also, an outrageously high-resolution 5.4-inch Quad HD display, improved 20.7 MP rear camera and 64-bit Snapdragon 805 processor. Anyone thinking of replacing their daily mobile driver this holiday season, and maybe saving a few bucks in the process? You probably… Go To Full Article

Just Cause 3 won't have multiplayer at launch

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The guys at GameInformer have another scoop about the next Just Cause game, and this one isn't really cause for celebration. Turns out that Just Cause 3's sandbox experience will be single-player-only to start. The game won't ship with a… Go To Full Article


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The EVGA TORQ X10 (Carbon) Gaming-Mouse arrived Technic3D. We will check the X10 Mouse with up to 8.200 dpi and nine Buttons in the following Review on Technic3D. Go To Full Article

NZXT H440 Razer Edition Case

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ThinkComputers has the NZXT H440 Razer Edition case on the test bench today. It looks as though they took the original H440 and gave it a new black and green color scheme. Basically the Razer engineering team along with the… Go To Full Article

Samsung set to shake the management dice

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Giant Korean company Samsung looks set to shuffle its leadership following a year which has seen its mobile fortunes dip. The Wall Street Journal, quoting people “familiar with the matter” is tipping the toppling of mobile head… Go To Full Article

EU to vote on Google breakup

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A motion to break up search giant Google will be debated in the European parliament this week. That follows scrutiny of Google’s practices within Europe by antitrust regulators. The vote, proposed by MEPs from… Go To Full Article

Patriot Upgrades its LX Series of SDXC and microSDXC Cards to Higher Capacity

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Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, USB/flash and mobile accessories, added two new additions to its LX Series of SDXC and microSDXC cards reaching new capacities making it easier than ever before to capture images and record in high… Go To Full Article

The Big Picture: our clearest view yet of Europa, Jupiter's icy moon

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It's going to be a long, long time before anyone gets to see Jupiter's moon Europa first-hand, but NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory just provided the next best thing. It has released a "remastered" image of the icy celestial body that… Go To Full Article

How NASA will launch four spacecraft at once to study magnetic fields

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NASA has been planning to study the magnetic reconnection between the Earth and the sun for years, and now the agency has revealed how its scientists are going make it happen. Magnetic reconnection is a process that converts magnetic energy… Go To Full Article

Samsung asks ITC to block Nvidia GPU shipments

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That patent spat between Nvidia and Samsung just keeps heating up. Bloomberg reports that Samsung is now "seeking to block computer-graphics chips made by Nvidia . . . from the U.S. market." The Korean company has filed a complaint with… Go To Full Article

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