Meizu MX4 32GB Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-04-28 read/post comments()

MEIZU MX4 is quite an unique smartphone, which is available in 16GB and 32GB versions at Fastcardtech and incorporates a high-performance 20.7MP sensor from Sony, the MediaTek MT6595 big.LITTLE SoC with eight cores, is paired with 2GB of RAM and runs the latest version of Flyme operating system, based on Android 4.4.2. read more

Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Convertible Review

Mobile/Tablets by stefan @ 2015-04-23 read/post comments()

If you are looking for a professional looking convertible with the latest available low power consumption Intel Core M processor which is paired with 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and comes with a fully-fledged Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, then look no further, your answer is here! read more

Corsair Gaming Sabre Optical RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-04-21 read/post comments()

We have tried multiple titles (Heroes of the Storm, Dying Light, Dirty Bomb, CounterStrike Global Offensive) with the Sabre Optical RGB and we were pretty impressed with the overall comfort, which was matched by precision thanks to the latest Avago ADNS S3988 6400DPI sensor. The mouse was designed only to be used by right-handers and on the laterals we have an arched design for obtaining a good grip.   read more

Blackview Breeze Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-04-16 read/post comments()

This model was mainly built for people with lower budgets, which do not have enough cash to invest in higher-specced models and Blackview has picked one of the mainstream SoCs (MT6582) of 2013 to equip it, which now also has sources for building Android 5.0 distributions. read more

QNAP TVS-863+ AMD Turbo vNAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-04-10 read/post comments()

With the latest TVS-863+ 10GbE-ready Turbo vNAS, QNAP is proposing a centralized solution featuring the latest technologies and integrating new AMD-based hardware with the quad-core embedded SoC which is clocked at 2.4GHz, which is also powered by AMD Radeon Graphics. The system is housed inside a proven mini-tower NAS metallic case, with a LCD screen and buttons in order to perform some actions right from the frontal area. read more

Blackview Omega Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-04-03 read/post comments(0)

Omega is one of the latest smartphones of Blackview, featuring the established MT6592 SoC at 1.7GHz from Mediatek and is paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage. The selfie camera is 5MP, while the shooter from the back is powered by the Sony IMX135 13MP sensor and it does have a battery of 2100mAh. read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Audi makes eco-friendly diesel from carbon dioxide and water

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In an ideal, pollution-free world, everyone would be driving electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars. Audi knows society isn't quite there yet, however, so it has a stopgap if you still get around using conventional vehicles. The automaker recently prod... Go To Full Article

DARPA's steerable bullet proves it can hit moving targets

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DARPA announced that its self-steering bullet program, dubbed the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO), passed another developmental milestone in late February. Per an administration release, and the video below, experienced and novice shooters ... Go To Full Article

Valve removes option to sell 'Skyrim' mods

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After a few days of hearing complaints on the internet, Valve is removing the payment feature from the Skyrim Workshop on Steam. The PC gaming juggernaut explains that it underestimated the differences between the communities built around its own gam... Go To Full Article

LG's posh Watch Urbane arrives at Google's store for $349

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You no longer have to wait for AT&T (or go through an importer) to buy LG's ritzy-looking Watch Urbane in the US -- it's available to order today. Google is now carrying the upscale Android Wear timepiece in its store… Go To Full Article

LG Urbane Android Wear watch lands in the US for $349

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The first Android Wear device that will come out of the box with Google's big new software update is now on sale in the US. Google began selling the LG Urbane on its online store today for $349. The watch… Go To Full Article

'Halo' tournament canceled because Xbox One game is still broken

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Halo: Combat Evolved may have been one of the first console shooters to hit the competitive gaming circuit but a recent tournament was derailed because almost six months later, The Master Chief Collection is still broken. The official Halo eSports… Go To Full Article

Thecus N4310 Review @ Vortez

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The Thecus N4310 appears to offer extraordinary value to the 4-bay NAS segment, but have corners been cut to offer this device at such a low price? Go To Full Article

Samsung Releases Second 840 EVO Performance Fix

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If nothing else, the odyssey of Samsung’s 840 EVO has not been lacking in excitement. After initially launching in 2013 to great fanfare as an excellent, strong-performing low-cost drive, over the long run performance regressions began to occur in deployed… Go To Full Article

Rubix's wireless battery sticks to your phone with magnets

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When you're spending most part of the day out and about, chances are at some point you'll have to whip out your portable battery to juice up your smartphone. This usually means stacking your phone on top of a cable-wrapped… Go To Full Article

Supersonic air keeps train tracks clear when weather sucks

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Unlike forest fires, you personally can't do much to stop trainwrecks. With that in mind, the folks over at General Electric took a break from tracking your brain on BBQ and devised a way to keep one of the oldest… Go To Full Article

Ultrathin membrane makes plane cabins 100x quieter

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While air travel is quicker and safer than driving, it's also louder. The continuous low-frequency drone of the engines is why some people invest in noise-canceling headphones. To help reduce that non-stop hum, researchers at North Carolina State Uni...… Go To Full Article

Crucial DDR4 2133 MHz 32 GB (4x 8 GB) @ techPowerUp

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Crucial is a name most of us know well. From memory to SSDs, Crucial has been a major player in the memory market for many years. Now that DDR4 is on the market, we turn to Crucial to get a… Go To Full Article

Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Upgrade Bundle Review @HiTech Legion

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"The Kingston HyperX Savage SSD will replace the HyperX 3K. The Savage SSD is powered by the Phison PS3110-S10 quad core, eight channel controller. It is manufactured to fill the mid-range line between the high end Predator and the entry… Go To Full Article

ASUS Announces the ZenBook Pro UX501

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Today Asus announced their new ZenBook Pro UX501. The ZenBook Pro UX501 sits above all the other ZenBooks as a flagship laptop for people who need serious processing power when they're on the go. It could be called a workstation… Go To Full Article

Instagram debuts three new filters and emoji hashtags

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The five new filters that Instagram released back in December have reportedly been such a hit with users, the company has unveiled three more retouching options: Lark, Reyes and Juno. According to Instagram's blog, Lark softens reds in favor of… Go To Full Article

Facebook brings video calling to Messenger

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Facebook is no stranger to video chat, but it's been keeping a low profile as of late. Well, it's no longer content to sit on the sidelines while Skype and Hangouts steal the show -- the company has just introduced… Go To Full Article

Asus's ZenBook Pro UX501 dazzles with a 4K IPS panel

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It's rare that we see a truly high-end notebook PC these days that's not a Mac, but Asus is taking a crack at the concept. The new ZenBook Pro UX501 conceals some serious computing power inside a sleek, all-aluminum chassis… Go To Full Article

Want the best Apple Watch display? Get a Sport model

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Splurging on a gold or steel Apple Watch might get you a fancier timepiece, but there's one thing you won't get: the best possible display. DisplayMate has taken a close look at the OLED screen in the smartwatch, and it… Go To Full Article

Google wants first refusal on the patents you want to sell

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When a business is finished with a patent or just needs some cash, it often winds up selling its intellectual property to a patent troll. With it, these "non-practicing entities" can then fire courtroom broadsides at outfits like Microsoft and… Go To Full Article

Kingston Announces HyperX Savage SSD

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HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX Savage, its next-generation SATA Rev. 3 (6Gb/s) SSD. HyperX Savage is powered by the Phison S10 quad-core, eight-channel controller delivering incredible read/write… Go To Full Article

DiRT returns to rally roots, hits Steam Early Access

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Colin McRae would be proud—the DiRT franchise is returning to its rally roots. Codemasters revealed the next chapter in the popular driving series today, and the game is already available as part of Steam's Early Access program. The following footage… Go To Full Article

Every major US credit card will soon work with Apple Pay

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The roster of credit cards that work with Apple's mobile payments platform has always had one notable absentee. Thankfully, the folks at Discover have realized that there's little to be gained from not being available to use on Apple Pay.… Go To Full Article

Wimbledon bans 'nuisance' selfie sticks

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If you're heading to the All England Lawn Tennis Club in June to enjoy some strawberries and cream and perhaps snap the odd selfie while watching the world's best tennis players, we have some bad news: Wimbledon has banned the… Go To Full Article

Wireless glove adds touch to VR video games

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While Oculus, Valve, Samsung and HTC are all looking to captialize on the resurgence of VR, their solutions all focus on what we can see and hear. That's more than enough to immerse you in a virtual world, but what… Go To Full Article

Possible Skylake desktop CPU specs leak

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We've learned about Intel's upcoming Skylake CPUs in drips and dribbles over the past few months. This morning, there's another new nibble of information to chew on. Chinese site Benchlife claims to have the specs for ten Skylake-S desktop CPUs,… Go To Full Article

Asus' Z97-P motherboard reviewed

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The Pentium G3258 arrived amidst a wave of inexpensive Z97 motherboards aimed at overclockers seeking a suitable home for their unlocked Anniversary Edition silicon. Intel's latest enthusiast chipset could now be found on boards with two-digit asking prices, setting the… Go To Full Article

How to Customize the Quick Access Toolbar in Office 2013

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The ribbon in Microsoft Office applications provides access to most major commands and options, but there is another feature that can be very useful if you take the time to customize it. The Quick Access Toolbar provides one-click access to… Go To Full Article

First home HIV test goes on sale in Britain

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Although sexual health has become less of a taboo subject, ensuring that people get tested for STDs remains a big issue. The NHS now offers DIY kits for those worried they might have caught something from a partner and don't… Go To Full Article

Suffering from iOS ‘disease’ or Samsung Affective Disorder? HTC has the cure

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Depending on whether or not you know men or women who have ever been pregnant, this could be Cellami or, more likely, the One M9 in regular 1008mg doses. Ready for a fresh serving of HTC’s questionable brand of humor?… Go To Full Article

Samsung app helps Alzheimer's patients remember their families

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If you've seen Still Alice, you know how important a smartphone can be for an Alzheimer's patient -- it helps jog memories that might otherwise be lost. Samsung is clearly aware of this, as it just released a dedicated Backup… Go To Full Article

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