Corsair HG10 A1 Bracket + H80i GT Cooler Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by stefan @ 2015-07-03 read/post comments()

Corsair has nailed it again with the release of the HG10 A1 GPU bracket, which is recycling the stock blower fan for optimal VRM cooling and combines it with the usage of one of the available AIO CPU coolers in order to bring excellent cooling performance for our 290/290X R9 card from AMD. Depending on the water cooler selection, we would also be able to use a CrossFire setup which will take minimal amount of space in term of occupied slots. The only limitation for this design is the fact that it only works with OEM, original PCB AMD-designed cards and not with custom versions but we can always check the full compatibility list on the Corsair web page to… read more

Mlais M7 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-06-28 read/post comments()

The Mlais M7 smartphone has given us an overall pleasant experience thanks to its high-quality build and system performance. Speaking about the performance, the MT6752 SoC is able to deliver quite a bit especially when it is paired with HD displays so we were able to score over 47K in AnTuTu. The total of 3GB of RAM helps running multiple applications while the included 16GB of internal storage should be enough for most people to install their favorite applications without the need to install an extra microSDHC card, at least in the first stage. The fingerprint sensor works decent and we were not able to fool it by trying other fingerprints in order to unlock the device, which is impressive. read more

Matias Tactile Pro 4 Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-06-23 read/post comments()

The Keyboard Company has just started to bring in the Matias Tactile Pro and has lots of stock for potential enthusiast buyers. The newer v4 version is featuring re-engineered Matias Click switches compared to v3 and are meant to eliminate the ringing sound of the previous Fukka. Be warned that these are not designed to be silent and their sound is similar to a regular typewriter; however, the typing experience is unique and the product is recommended to people which write a lot of documents or get to work in accounting / do a lot of spreadsheet work. We would not recommend it for gaming purposes (the Quiet Pro is more suitable for that). read more

Blackview Zeta Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-06-19 read/post comments()

Blackview has taken a step ahead regarding their low-end smartphone line by releasing the Zeta which is available in multiple colors so the younger people with budget restrictions would be more attracted to it. We see it as a worthy successor of the Breeze, by sporting a friendlier look and the processor has been upgraded now to the octa-core MT6592 but at 1.4GHz in order to save battery life. Also, Zeta is equipped with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory which features a single partition. The cameras though are not stellar and while the manufacturer displays on the packaging the interpolated values, we are really dealing with a 2MP sensor for selfies and one 5MP sensor for the… read more

Lexar JumpDrive M20 Mobile USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-06-15 read/post comments()

The last USB 3.0 OTG flash drives we have tested were sporting a smaller footprint and also needed extra protective covers for avoiding damages to their connectors. In this case, the chassis is indeed bigger but no extra accessories are needed, while we can switch from one interface to another just by working with the slider. read more

Razer Seiren Elite USB Digital Microphone Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-06-13 read/post comments()

Thanks to the three 14mm condenser capsules, Seiren can function in four different modes: cardioid, stereo, omnidirectional or bidirectional, in order to accommodate different recording environments. Even if you do not use it in a professional environment, it should bring a lot of benefit to people which record streams daily/weekly thanks to the added clarity but also to the ones which talk a lot on Skype or any other audio/video conference programs. Talking again about non-professional scene, the device is really easy to set up and should not need any extra skills given you read the supplied manual and install Synapse software in a matter of minutes. read more
Storage/SSD ADATA Premier SP600 128GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2015-06-10
Mobile/Smart Phones SISWOO C50 Longbow Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-06-04
Tradeshow & OC events Computex 2015: Intel Core i7 5775C first benchmarks by leeghoofd @ 2015-06-02
Storage/HDD Silicon Power Armor A60 USB 3.0 Portable HDD Review by stefan @ 2015-05-31
Storage/Other Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-05-28

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Win the “ZenGear” Bluetooth Smart Watch - by Chinavasion

@ 2015/07/08 read/post comments(0)
This month’s giveaway prize is the ZenGear wrist watch phone. That’s right, a phone on your wrist and it has some cool features such as a built in heart rate monitor, G-sensor, sleeping monitor and pedometer function,… Go To Full Article

Google is testing self-driving cars in Austin, Texas

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
Plenty of folks in Austin, Texas have spotted Google's distinctive self-driving Lexus cars recently, and now we know exactly why. The company revealed that it has "chosen (downtown) Austin, Texas as a new testing location for our projects," in order… Go To Full Article

ASRock Unveils a Pair of AMD A4 "Kabini" Motherboards

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
ASRock unveiled a pair of motherboards based on AMD A4-5000 "Kabini" quad-core SoCs, to compete with Intel Celeron "Braswell" based solutions. These include the mini-ITX QC5000M-ITX/PH, and the micro-ATX QC5000M. Both boards use passive metal heatsinks to cool the SoC,… Go To Full Article

Ex-attorney general says DOJ could negotiate with Snowden

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
Edward Snowden might be able to see his family in person again -- and (if things go his way) not from behind bars, either. According to former Attorney General Eric Holder, there's a "possibility" for the Department of Justice to… Go To Full Article

Samsung's profits down again as it misreads demand for newest phones

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
Samsung predicts that its earnings from April-June of this year will likely be down four percent from last year, suggesting that sales of its newest flagship smartphones have failed to hit the mark. However, it will still be the company's… Go To Full Article

Army scientists build smaller, tougher, cheaper solar cells

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
Army researchers at the Redstone Arsenal have announced a significant breakthrough in solar energy production. They've created a photovoltaic solar panel that is smaller, more robust and less expensive to build and operate than any other panel curren... Go To Full Article

In these new cars, your phone gets its own air conditioner

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
By Kim Lachance Shandrow, Entrepreneur Staff Smartphones don't play well with hot cars. If you've ever received the dreaded temperature warning on your phone's home screen after leaving it in a sizzling vehicle for too long, you know exactly what… Go To Full Article

NASA's latest Pluto images actually show a planet

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
At last, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is sending back images of Pluto that look (slightly) better than brown blobs or pixel art. The probe has delivered a new batch of images from between 7.8 million to 9.2 million miles away,… Go To Full Article

Documentary explains why 'Shenmue 3' is a big deal

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
The Shenmue series represents a milestone in the gaming industry for many fans, a point where console experiences truly took off. The first Shenmue, released in 1999 for the Sega Dreamcast, was an immersive, emotional, cinematic role-playing game tha...… Go To Full Article

Laser projection creates galloping horse movie on the clouds

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
A bright green horse was projected across the sky over Nottingham late last month. It wasn't a Bat-Signal-style projection that was made from a searchlight on the ground. Instead, the silhouette of a rider on a horse was projected directly… Go To Full Article

Apple Stores to carry third-party accessories in custom boxes

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
Apple is well-known for being very particular about its packaging... and it apparently cares about other companies' packaging, too. According to 9to5Mac, the tech giant is telling retail staff that it will soon sell third-party accessories in boxes c...… Go To Full Article

ASRock X99 Extreme6/3.1 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
Let's take a look at the X99 Extreme6/3.1, a top mid-range socket LGA2011-v3 motherboard from ASRock with a high-end audio controller, ten SATA-600 ports, and three USB 3.1 ports. Go To Full Article

AMD issues updated statement on Fury X noise problems

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
As you may know, reviewers and some of the initial buyers of Radeon R9 Fury X graphics cards have noticed a distinct, high-pitched whine coming from the card's liquid-cooling pump. We noticed this rather annoying sound when we were preparing… Go To Full Article

Hacking Team hacked, attackers claim 400GB in dumped data

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
On Sunday, while most of Twitter was watching the Women's World Cup - an amazing game from start to finish - one of the world's most notorious security firms was being hacked. Specializing in surveillance technology, Hacking Team is now… Go To Full Article

YouTube star PewDiePie made $7 million in 2014

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
Last year around this time, word got out that Felix Kjellberg, a 24-year-old Swedish bro known online as PewDiePie, made $4 million a year by playing video games, recording his reactions and uploading the resulting videos to YouTube. At the… Go To Full Article

Helio's cellphone service comes back to life with a $29 plan

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
Remember Helio, the virtual carrier that tried to cater to the tech-savvy young crowd (not so successfully) with data-centric plans and rebranded basic phones? It's baaaack. Ubi Telecom, a mobile company focused on Korean-speaking Americans, has quie... Go To Full Article

TiVo gives ex-Aereo customers a break on its cord-cutter DVR

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
TiVo made no bones about wanting to scoop up Aereo's former cord-cutter TV business, and that apparently includes many of its viewers. The DVR provider has launched a promo for ex-Aereo customers that gives you a Roamio OTA box, a… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming Review at HardwareHeaven

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
"Gigabytes take on a custom cooled, overclocked 980 Ti gets tested..." Go To Full Article

Microsoft's latest app experiment helps you get friends together

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
Microsoft's Garage team has tried to solve many everyday problems with its experimental mobile software, but it's now tackling one of the most common: how do you get your friends together for a night on the town? The group's new… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 preview turns Xbox Music into 'Groove'

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
Welcome to the new music experience in Windows 10. As hinted at earlier this morning by Paul Thurrott, the company just announced it's rebranding the Xbox Music experience to "Groove", while also renaming the Xbox Video app to just "Movies… Go To Full Article

Tt eSPORTS Verto Gaming Headset Video Review

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
"The Tt eSPORTS Verto Gaming Headset comes with 40mm Neodymium Magnets, a decent mic, folds flat, has an auto-adjusting headband and looks great." Go To Full Article

Check out Predator's gory moves in 'Mortal Kombat X'

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
Predator -- the Invisible Eviscerator; the Brutalizer in the Brush -- creeps into Mortal Kombat X tomorrow, July 7th, for anyone who owns the $30 Kombat Pack as well as the full game. For everyone else, the Dreadlocked Destroyer will… Go To Full Article

Reddit offers an olive branch to moderators: 'we apologize'

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
Reddit didn't curry any favor with its legions of users when it sacked its much-admired director of communications, but it's at least trying to make amends. Company chief Ellen Pao has issued an apology that also includes changes that would… Go To Full Article

ASUS to soon launch the Radeon R9 Fury STRIX with DirectCU III cooler

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
A listing on German retailer PC Shop’s website has revealed that ASUS will soon launch the R9 Fury STRIX graphics card with DirectCU III cooler. The card has been listed on the retailer’s website for 623.90 euros (including VAT). This… Go To Full Article

Batgirl joins 'Batman: Arkham Knight' on July 14th

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
Gotham, get ready. The first bit of DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight stars Batgirl, and it's due to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 14th for $7 in North America (£5.80 in the UK). This is a story-based… Go To Full Article

Leak details the Huawei Kirin 950 64-bit SoC

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
A leak out of China today has made almost every possible spec of the Huawei Kirin 950 SoC public. The chipset was revealed to be under development earlier this year. The leaked spec-sheet of the Kirin 950 chipset reveals that… Go To Full Article

XIGMATEK introduces Vector S550 PSU

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
XIGMATEK has introduced the new Vector Stealth S550 PSU. Unlike most other PSUs in the market, the Vector Stealth S550 comes in a red paint finish that sets it apart from others. The PSU offers 550W continuous power output and… Go To Full Article

Amazon's Cloud Drive storage service gets dedicated mobile apps

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
While Amazon already offered mobile apps for sorting your photos and music parked in its Cloud Drive repository, there wasn't an option for getting at all of your stored files. Late last week, a dedicated Cloud Drive app for iOS… Go To Full Article

Realtek Develops New Onboard LAN Chip to Win Back Gamer Crowd

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
In a bid to regain market share lost to Intel and Killer (Qualcomm) in the DIY motherboard market, particularly with motherboards targeted at online gaming PC builds; Realtek unveiled a new onboard LAN solution called the Realtek Dragon. Intel and… Go To Full Article

Samsung brings 2TB solid-state drives to your home PC

@ 2015/07/07 read/post comments(0)
You no longer have to bend over backwards to get more than a terabyte of fast, flash-based storage in your home computer. Samsung is shipping 2TB versions of its 850 Evo and 850 Pro solid-state drives, giving you as much… Go To Full Article

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