AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-12-16 read/post comments(0)

The R7 240 AMD-Branded SSD succeeds to perform really well and positions itself along with the latest Vertex 460 and Vector 150 drives from OCZ; the product succeeds to render very good write speeds and it comes in 7mm format, which makes it compatible with the latest ultrabooks. AMD has extended the warranty to 4 years and for added value we are also getting the Acronis proven drive cloning software for easy migration. read more

E-CEROS Revolution 2 Tablet Review

Mobile/Tablets by stefan @ 2014-12-11 read/post comments(0)

The tablet from the E-CEROS Chinese OEM has really impressed us in terms of performance; Revolution 2 is the successor of the original Revolution tablet which was launched last year and packs a gorgeous IPS 2048x1536 9.7’’ display and in some way it has some resemblances with the Apple products. read more

Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2014-12-10 read/post comments(0)

Do not be deceived by the mousy look of the retro Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth retro alarm clock; thanks to the dual drivers, it is able to produce decent quality sound without distortions and at pretty high volumes. The bass is a little on the low side which is perfectly understandable but considering the overall size of the device, we cannot consider this as a negative point. read more

Fractal Kelvin T12 AIO Watercooling Kit Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2014-12-05 read/post comments(0)

Fractal already revealed its upcoming Kelvin water cooling series at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover; at Computex we saw the same prototypes again. Back than the launch date was foreseen for mid-summer. Now on the 9th of December 2014 it is D-day for the new breed of All In One water cooling setups. Fractal proudly announces three AIO models today: the 120mm radiator T12 Kelvin, the S24 being the 240 radiator version and the flagship S36 will be the triple fan version. Today we have a look at the smallest version, the Kelvin T12; this might be together with the S24 the most enclosure compatible version as not all PC cases support a big 360 radiator. It must be said the… read more

ECS Z97I-DRONE Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by stefan @ 2014-12-03 read/post comments(0)

ECS does not disappoint with the release of the cheap ECS Z97I-Drone which allows installation of a powerful Haswell processor which can be paired with RAM up to 16GB and eventually a potent VGA card inside the provided PCI Express x16 slot; be warned however that using a beefy CPU cooler will likely cover the PCI-Express slot completely so we would recommend either sticking with the stock Intel cooler or adopting an all-in-one water cooling solution, which is so accessible these days. read more


Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-30 read/post comments(0)

The ASUS Open Overclocking CUP, in short AOOC 2014, is the event to host the clash between Europe's fastest overclockers. After going through three online qualifying stages 16 overclockers received their ticket to participate in the grand final. Event location is the immaculate Moscow Cyber Stadium; yes you guessed it located in the heart of the Russian Capital city. Madshrimps was invited in assisting the highly motivated Overclocking.TV crew in their shout cast. read more
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-653 Pro SMB NAS Review by stefan @ 2014-11-29
Storage/HDD Silicon Power Armor Series A30 USB 3.0 2TB Portable HDD Review by stefan @ 2014-11-25
Others/Mice & Keyboards Func MS-2 Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2014-11-24
Memory Corsair DDR4 16GB Vengeance LPX 2800C16 Memory Kit Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-18
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone XH81 Review by stefan @ 2014-11-17

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

SilverStone Readies SX500-LG PSU in the SFX Form-Factor

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SilverStone's latest addition to its space-efficient SFX form-factor PSU lineup, is the 500-Watt SX500-LG. This fully-modular PSU boasts of 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating, and enough cabling to power a gaming desktop, with a single high-end graphics card. It features… Go To Full Article

Assassin's Creed Unity Patch Is 6.7GB

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According to the patch notes, the long awaited patch for Assassin's Creed Unity tips the scales at a whopping 6.7GB. Console version is out today, the PC patch is coming "later this week." Here's a partial list of what has… Go To Full Article

Security flaw lets Delta passengers access other people's boarding passes

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If you've been dreaming about tanning on Miami Beach versus visiting your family in Minneapolis this holiday, a security flaw involving Delta Airlines' electronic boarding pass system might just make that a reality. Dani Grant, a product intern at Bu...… Go To Full Article

HTC Hima on deck for March 2015 intro at MWC-separate event

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And the Mobile World Congress just became slightly less exciting than anticipated. HTC’s financials may not show it, but the Taiwan-based company remains a name to be reckoned with in the mobile industry. Or so its execs would like to… Go To Full Article

Ex-Employees File Lawsuit Against Sony

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Sony better bust out the checkbook because I don't think they have a leg to stand on in this case. The complaint was filed on behalf of Michael Corona, who says he worked at the company from 2004 to 2007,… Go To Full Article

Sony's hackers threaten people who go see 'The Interview'

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The Guardians of Peace (they of the titanic Sony Pictures hack) showed off an almost benevolent side this weekend when it offered to withhold personal employee information should those victims object. Lest you start feeling pangs of empathy though, t...… Go To Full Article

Pebble's Android app now lets you act on notifications straight from the watch

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What's a little startup like Pebble to do when there are so many Android Wear smartwatches out there? Two things: cut the price, and make the watches as useful as possible. After recently adding apps for Dominos Pizza and PayPal,… Go To Full Article

CRYORIG Soon to Release the H7 CPU Cooler for the Mainstream

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CRYORIG, innovator of PC thermal peripherals, is preparing the second model in the H Series lineup, featuring H series standard HiveFin technology. Besides moniker HiveFin technology, the CRYORIG H7 will also incorporate Zero RAM Interference and many other great features… Go To Full Article

Samsung is searching for an answer to Apple Pay

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Samsung is edging closer to debuting its own take on wireless payments, according to a report from Recode. Following the launch of Apple Pay earlier this year, Samsung has reportedly been trying to license technology from startup LoopPay to create… Go To Full Article

Is there a OnePlus One Mini on the way?

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Photos and specs of the 5-inch device have leaked out in China. Is OnePlus working on a mini sibling to the OnePlus One, its hard-to-get, oft-controversial flagship smartphone, in addition to a standard top-of-the-line successor? Leaked images would certainly suggest… Go To Full Article

'GTA V' is finally getting online heists in early 2015, see them in action right now

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It's no secret that four-player online heists are coming to Grand Theft Auto Online, but information on what Rockstar's new co-op missions will entail has remained scarce. Well, thanks to an in-depth interview with IGN and a brand new trailer… Go To Full Article

Just Cause 3 screenshots show tropical vistas, explosions

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I think a lot of us at TR are excited about Just Cause 3, which Avalanche studios finally unveiled last month. We've only gotten short glimpses at the game so far, but Avalanche has now released a big batch of… Go To Full Article

NAND flash prices to fall

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The price of NAND flash is flat or showing a slight fall, and prices are expected to drop significantly in 2015. Trendforce reported that manufacturers are overstocked and that means prices will stay flat until the end… Go To Full Article

Huawei's dual-lens phone lets you get artsy, shoot in the dark

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Judging by Huawei's latest smartphone unveiled in Beijing today, it looks like someone has taken a leaf out of HTC's. The Honor 6 Plus -- a follow-up to the reasonably priced Honor 6 -- is all about its dual rear… Go To Full Article

MSI Outs a Full-height Radeon R5 230 Graphics Card

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MSI rolled out a full-height Radeon R5 230 graphics card (model: R5230-1GD3H). Decked in red, with a single-slot passive heatsink cooling the GPU and memory, the card features 1 GB of DDR3 memory, and display outputs of dual-link DVI, HDMI… Go To Full Article

Opera's Coast iOS browser gets faster, smarter and more social

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The Coast browser from Opera has come a long way since its early days on the iPhone, and it's about to get better. Not to be confused with Opera Mini, Opera Coast is a mobile browser focused on providing users… Go To Full Article

Scientists dream up a credit card that no one can forge

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One downside of bank cards is that, with the right equipment and know-how, they're pretty easy to clone. That's not just a problem for the people whose cash gets stolen, but also for the banks that are tasked with preventing… Go To Full Article

Skype can now translate conversations in over 40 languages

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Douglas Adams' Babel fish may be a work of science fiction, but Microsoft is close to having its own universal translator in software. The firm has introduced a preview of Skype Translator, a new "experience" that translates instant messages and… Go To Full Article

Android 5.0 Lollipop to start rolling out to the HTC One M8 from January 3rd

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The rollout will begin well within the 90-day update guarantee period for HTC’s flagship. HTC was quick to assure owners of its flagship devices that they would be on Android 5.0 Lollipop within 90 days after it was released by… Go To Full Article

Microsoft app lets you take calls on your Lumia just by picking it up

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We love the idea of orientation gestures (used by Samsung, HTC and Moto phones and apps like Tasker), but they aren't natively supported by any smartphone OS maker yet. Microsoft seems ready to buck that trend with the launch of… Go To Full Article

ASUSTOR Launches 2 and 4 bay Models for new High Speed 50T and 51T Series

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ASUSTOR launches 2 and 4 bay tower models NAS devices for new 50T and 51T series, equipped with the latest Intel Celeron 2.41GHz dual-core processors and Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz quad-core processors along with 1GB and 2GB of SO-DIMM…

Snowden taught companies something

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After years of ignoring warnings from experts, companies and individuals started to take security more seriously after the Snowden leaks, according to a new survey. More than 39 per cent have taken steps to protect their online… Go To Full Article

'Light Cocoon' is a fabric-wrapped concept car with a 3D-printed skeleton

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German firm EDAG Engineering regularly conjures up both futuristic and wacky concept cars, just like the "Light Cocoon" pictured above slated to be showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The company calls it the "ultimate in future lightweight cons...… Go To Full Article

Samsung and Apple back together

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The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn which claims that Apple is now back in love with Samsung and the pair have produced a new monstrous off-spring called the A9 chip. According… Go To Full Article

Sony was going to be a fake pirate

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Emails found by hackers turning over Sony have revealed a cunning plan by Sony’s TV and movie division to flood pirate sites with fake files. The plan was to circulate a fake version of a television show… Go To Full Article

Dutch prepare to take on Google

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Search engine outfit Google could face fines of up to $18.6 million if it does not stop violating the privacy of internet users in the Netherlands, the Dutch data protection agency warned. The DPA said that Google… Go To Full Article

MSI X99S MPower Motherboard Review

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Forming the more competitively-priced option in MSI’s LGA 2011-3 OC Series motherboard range, the X99S MPower aims to balance the requirements of overclockers, gamers, and enthusiasts at a sub-£190 price tag. Can the features, overclocking functionality, and likeable yellow and… Go To Full Article

Cougar 600K Mechanical Keyboard Pictured

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Ahead of its launch, Cougar put out pictures of its next mechanical gaming keyboard, the 600K. A lighter version of the company flagship 700K, the 600K lacks programmable hard-macro keys. On top of the standard 102-keyset, you get media keys,… Go To Full Article

'Mutarium' prototype is the perfect farm for edible plastic-eating fungi

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Biodegradable plastics exist because traditional ones take between 20 and 1,000 years to break down in the wild, often blocking waterways and killing animals as that all happens. That's why two industrial designers and a group of microbiologists have... Go To Full Article

Func Adds New Version of the Popular HS-260 to the Range

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Func is excited to announce an additional version of the popular Func HS-260 analogue stereo headset. The extremely popular Func HS-260 analogue stereo headset is now being offered with a white edition due to customer demand. The… Go To Full Article

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