ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-10-20 read/post comments()

The mini PC kit ECS has offered is shipped in a DIY format, and incorporates a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. The footprint of the product allows us to carry it anywhere and it can be even powered by an USB powerbank, if it can deliver at least 2.1 A. read more

Vivi wins MSI MOA 2014 Grand Final

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-17 read/post comments()

It is that time of the year again, when the best overclockers of the world gather in the center of hardware, Taipei City for the yearly clash at MSI's Master Overclocking Arena. MOA 2014 is spread out over two days: on day one aka the Classic Battle, the overclockers work with hardware provided by the present sponsors: MSI, Intel, Kingston, G.Skill, Cooler Master, ViewSonic and SteelSeries. Day two, the No Limits Battle has the goal to break as many World Records with, of course, MSI hardware. read more


Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2014-10-15 read/post comments()

The newest reincarnation of the COOKOO watch features numerous improvements and now the watches are split in two different categories, the Sporty Chic Collection but also the Urban Explorer Collection. Thanks to the simplified notification system and Bluetooth LE, the internal battery can last up to one full year and it can be replaced by simply removing the back cover with a familiar CR2032 model. read more

COUGAR 700M Aluminum Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-10-13 read/post comments()

COUGAR 700M is an interesting futuristic mouse which features the popular ADNS-9800 sensor which allows DPI values up to 8200. Adjustments are available for the palm rest in order to fit with multiple hand shapes and also for allowing both claw and palm grips; value is added via the configuration software which allows full button remapping, adjusting the DPI steps, macros, LED lighting and so on. read more

Elephone G3 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-10-10 read/post comments(0)

Elephone has recently launched the G3, a terminal aimed at older users at a surprisingly low sale price. What are we offered for just $50? A smartphone incorporating one 4.5’’ IPS screen and has at its core a dual-core MTK6572 SoC at 1GHz, while the video acceleration is managed by a Mali-400 MP1 at 500MHz. For added value we also get a screen protector and a transparent silicone case. read more

HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-10-09 read/post comments()

The HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo card features a proven 2-fan cooling system and is overclocked from the factory; the custom PCB ensures stability, better overclocking potential and the card should run fine games up to 2560x1440 with medium to high detail levels. read more
Others/All-in-one PC Giada D2308U Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2014-10-07
Videocards/VGA Reviews Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 285 WindForce OC Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-10-06
Others/All-in-one PC iconBIT Toucan Nano 4K Android Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2014-10-02
Cases & PSU/Cases Corsair Carbide 240 AIR Computer Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-01
Motherboards/Intel S1150 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-09-29

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

All Those “Seals of Approval” on Websites Don’t Really Mean Anything

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
You’ll see badges like “Norton Secured,” “Microsoft Certified Partner,” and “BBB Accredited Business” all over the web — especially when downloading software. You shouldn’t blindly trust a website that displays such badges — they’re just images anyone can copy and… Go To Full Article

Compact Barebone for three high-resolution monitors

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
- Scalable from Office PC to 4K player - Space for multiple drives and a wide range of accessories Elmshorn, Germany, 2014-10-24. Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., one of the… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte Outs G1.Gaming Branded H81 Chipset Motherboard

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
Gigabyte took the concept of H81M-WW a notch higher, and gave it the G1.Gaming branding. So what, if you can't run PCI-Express gen 3.0 graphics cards at their native gen 3.0 bus speeds, the H81 Express chipset must still amount… Go To Full Article

ADATA Releases UC330 Dual USB Flash Drive

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ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the UC330 Dual USB Flash Drive featuring dual micro USB and standard USB interfaces! Available in 8, 16 and 32GB sizes, the UC330 Dual… Go To Full Article

MSI X99S XPOWER AC Helps Break 3DMark World Record

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
The MSI X99S XPOWER AC, one of MSI's new Intel X99 based OC motherboards, just obliterated the 3DMark - Fire Strike world record with scoring a staggering 40052 marks together with a 4-way MSI GTX 980 GAMING 4G setup. MSI,… Go To Full Article

Lian Li Announces the Brushed Aluminum PC-Q26 Mini-ITX Chassis

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Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces the brushed aluminum PC-Q26 mini-ITX chassis. Ideal for users who want to build their own NAS as well as system integrators, with its support of up to ten 3.5" drives, the PC-Q26 packs a… Go To Full Article

LG's next phone will be the first with one of its own CPUs inside

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LG has been trying for years to catch up to Samsung and Apple in phone sales, and its next step on that path is to make a device with an LG CPU inside. The G3 Screen phone that it's releasing… Go To Full Article

'Duke Nukem' and 'Wolfenstein' gaming house 3D Realms is back

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
The early '90s were a simpler time: Mullets were acceptable, everyone was wearing Zubaz pants and rocking your dad's flannel didn't make you a hipster. In an effort to bring us back to the era when grunge ruled the earth,… Go To Full Article

Ello's charter makes it legally impossible for it to display ads

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
Ello debuted with a big, idealistic promise: to be a different kind of social network unswayed by the influence of advertisers or corporate overlords. The notion was immediately questioned by just about everyone, but the startup is sticking to the...… Go To Full Article

ASUS Xonar U5 Review @ Vortez

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
Plugging the gap between the U3 and the U7 and aptly named, the Xonar U5 USB soundcard comes in priced competitively at a notch below the U7 at around £65. Primarily aimed at audio starved laptop gamers, the U5 comes… Go To Full Article

Etsy takes a stab at real world sales with free credit card readers

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Etsy is best known for being an online marketplace of folksy gewgaws and crocheted everythings, but it's making moves to help its sellers do more out in the real world. Case in point: The company just took a page out… Go To Full Article

VisionTek Introduces High-Performance Pocket-Sized USB 3.0 SSDs

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VisionTek Products LLC (VisionTek), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced the new VisionTek USB Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized Solid State Drives for creative professionals, IT power users, and performance… Go To Full Article

Facebook's anonymous Rooms is a chat app that feels like the old days

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
Facebook's new Rooms app is weird, and it isn't long after installation that you figure out why. You don't log in with your Facebook credentials. Your profile picture appears nowhere. It doesn't tap into your contacts. If Rooms' App Store… Go To Full Article

Intel Core i7 5820K Haswell-E (6-core) CPU Review

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
That brings us on to the six-core 5820K and its £300 asking price. Three ton is still a sizable amount of money to drop on a processor, but it does mark a price-point that is reachable for a wider enthusiast… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Nepton 240M Liquid CPU Cooler @HiTech Legion

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
"From the Eisberg to the Glacer to the Seidon, Cooler Master has been probably the most interesting entrant in the AiO cooling market. They have not pigeonholed themselves in the ways others have and have had a great diversity of… Go To Full Article

Android Wear's latest update adds GPS support and offline music playback

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
Android Wear, Google's four-month-old wearables platform, is off to a good start. But like all nascent systems, there are still plenty of areas that need some TLC. It's got a lot of features and developer support, but it's practically useless… Go To Full Article

In-store availability of new iPads confirmed

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Apple has confirmed that iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are now available at some of its retail locations. Just last week Apple unveiled two new tablets and opened up pre-orders for both iPad Air 2 and iPad mini… Go To Full Article

Google plans to make a component store for its modular phone

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Project Ara is surely one of the most exciting things Google is working on right now -- at least from the ones we're aware of. Better yet, given how young it is, chances are it will only keep getting better… Go To Full Article

Gamdias APOLLO Extension Optical Gaming Mouse

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Gamdias is a company name that most probably not many have heard of. That was the way it was for us when we were approaced to review a keyboard and a gaming mouse. The company was founded in 2012 but… Go To Full Article

Lian Li's latest Mini-ITX chassis houses 11 hard drives

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Mini-ITX motherboards can be ideal for home file servers, but the associated enclosures typically have a limited number of drive bays, especially for 3.5" mechanicals. Lian Li's new PC-Q26 should have no problem housing a massive RAID array, though. The… Go To Full Article

Apple Pay users complain about being charged twice for purchases

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
Customers who have used a Bank of America card with this service have complained about double charging. On Monday Apple Pay went live with the release of iOS 8.1. The launch has not gone smoothly though as already a couple… Go To Full Article

CERN hopes you know what these things are, cause it has no idea

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
Scientists, we're told, need to be very good at record keeping in order to make sure that others can follow their logic. It's just a shame that whoever was running the photography archive at CERN wasn't paying attention during that… Go To Full Article

Some Xbox One users can already add custom backgrounds to the console

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
The folks in Microsoft's Xbox One update preview program are a pretty privileged bunch. Hot on the heels of this week's announcement that the next patch for its new console will bring custom backgrounds, Redmond's giving that access to the… Go To Full Article

Chromebooks put pressure on Microsoft

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The success of Chromebooks has forced Microsoft to drop its licensing fees on Windows 8.1 notebooks, in a move that is forcing down prices on the products and is good news for buyers. According to financial analysts… Go To Full Article

Roccat Tyon Mouse and Raivo Mousepad review

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
Roccat have released some great mice, mouse mats, headsets and keyboards over the years. Today we will be taking a look at the company’s latest mouse – the Roccat Tyon. Can this mouse dethrone the already established XTD Kone series?… Go To Full Article

SanDisk Ultra 2 SSD Review at HardwareHeaven

@ 2014/10/24 read/post comments(0)
"Today we test a new SSD which looks to offer a great balance of performance and value in our SanDisk Ultra 2 SSD Review." Go To Full Article

'SimCity BuildIt' lets Canadians play urban planner before anyone else

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
While Canada is the brunt of countless jokes, it seems like our friendly neighbors to the north have the last laugh this time. At least when it comes to playing SimCity on the go, that is. The folks at EA… Go To Full Article

Iiyama Rolls Out ProLite XB3070WQS 30-inch Monitor

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
Japanese display maker Iiyama rolled out the ProLite XB3070WQS, a 30-inch LED-backlit LCD monitor, for graphics professionals. The display features an AH-IPS panel, with 2560 x 1600 pixels native resolution (16:10 aspect ratio), and offers 99 percent coverage of Adobe… Go To Full Article

Ford's next cars will brake by themselves to avoid collisions

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
Automakers like Subaru and Volvo have had automatic anti-collision braking for a while, but what if you're a Ford fan? You won't have to wait long. The Blue Oval has revealed that it's adding its own smart braking system (Pre-Collision… Go To Full Article

Sonos sues Denon for allegedly copying its wireless speaker tech

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
If you thought Denon's Heos wireless speakers were a little too similar in purpose to Sonos' range, you're not alone. Sonos has sued D&M Holdings (the company that owns Denon) for allegedly violating "at least" four patents. The audio gear… Go To Full Article

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