Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen Convertible Review

Mobile/Tablets by stefan @ 2015-05-26 read/post comments()

As the Dell Venue 11 Pro Convertible, the ThinkPad Helix 2-in-1 works on the same principle which means passive cooling, producing absolutely zero noise when operating, which is quite an achievement. The tested model comes equipped with the Intel Core M 5Y10 processor and is paired with 4GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM and a Samsung 128GB SSD. We are also getting a keyboard dock and a tablet pen along with the Helix which add multiple functionality to the product. read more

OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2015-05-20 read/post comments()

With the ARC 100, OCZ has succeeded to bring another affordable SSD product on the market, which is utilizing the Barefoot 3 M10 controller, the latest Toshiba A19nm MLC NAND and while it does not break records, it is very durable as it has been demonstrated before by some other review websites. read more

Fractal Design Kelvin S36 360mm Liquid Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2015-05-19 read/post comments(0)

Swedish Fractal Design already revealed its upcoming Kelvin CPU water cooling series way back at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover. At last year's Computex we saw the same prototypes again, scheduled for a summer release. Finally in December 2014 the retail versions popped up; Fractal Design added three AIO models to their Kelvin AIO line-up: a 120mm radiator T12 Kelvin, the S24 being the 240 radiator version and the flagship S36 as the triple fan version. Today we have a look at the latter version, the Kelvin S36. The AIO market is already pretty saturated with versions from Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master, Enermax and Swiftech. What makes this Fractal Design S36 stand out from the crowd? Time to explore the Sweed's… read more

Toshiba MQ02ABF075 2.5'' Mobile Thin HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-05-16 read/post comments()

The MQ02ABF075 drive from Toshiba exhibits good performances for a 5400RPM drive and comes with two platters and four heads on a 7mm form factor. This drive is mostly meant for ultrabooks and high-end multimedia devices, which do not need very high read/write performances but more storage space at a low price, while conserving battery life. read more

TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Dual Band Router Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2015-05-13 read/post comments()

Based on a second generation Broadcom chipset, the Archer C9 AC1900 router shares many characteristics with the C8 which we have reviewed previously, including elements of design. The router takes quite little space on the table and is ventilated properly thanks to the grill located in the back. We again have two USB ports available for data transfer or for connecting printers; in our tests, the USB 3.0 transfer speeds seem to be quite improved, but it won’t be able to match low-end NAS capabilities yet. read more

Synology DiskStation DS415+ NAS Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2015-05-12 read/post comments()

Synology has amazed us again with one of their latest NAS server releases, the DS415+, which is built around the Intel Rangeley platform which incorporates the Atom C2538 SoC (4C/4T Silvermont Cores @ 2.4GHz) which is paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. read more
Mobile/Smart Phones VKWorld VK2015 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-05-03
Mobile/Smart Phones Meizu MX4 32GB Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-04-28
Mobile/Tablets Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Convertible Review by stefan @ 2015-04-23
Others/Mice & Keyboards Corsair Gaming Sabre Optical RGB Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2015-04-21
Mobile/Smart Phones Blackview Breeze Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-04-16

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Microsoft's age detection shows up in your Bing image searches

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Microsoft's face-based age detection is still a little wonky (I'm thankfully younger than what you see above), but the company is clearly enamored with it -- you'll now find it in Bing image searches. All you have to do is… Go To Full Article

iOS Message app continuously crashing for some users

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Seems to have caught a bug of some kind. https://youtube.com/watch?v=kcifpTa7E1g A couple of years ago Apple introduced the iMessage app for iPhones. This is an app that’s used not only for the company’s iOS-Mac messaging service called… Go To Full Article

iOS 9 transit maps may be available only in select cities

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At least at launch. There’s no point in pretending that the Apple Maps launch wasn’t a disaster. With iOS 6 the company decided to dump Google Maps as the official mapping provider in favor of a homegrown solution called Apple… Go To Full Article

Carl Sagan's solar-powered spacecraft is in trouble

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The test flight of Carl Sagan's LightSail craft is in jeopardy after a computer problem left it unable to communicate with its mission controllers. According to the Planetary Society, the hardware was launched into space with an older version of… Go To Full Article

Flexible OLED panels still too expensive

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Rigid LCD screens won’t be a thing of the past unless the makers of flexible panels get more price competitive. The manufacturers of organic light emitting diode (OLED) panels are looking to make more flexible active matrix… Go To Full Article

Spot the CPU: Russian Baikal-T1 SoC Goes MIPS

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If you keep your ear to the ground with the technology press, you can’t help but notice a few news stories hitting the ground when it comes to Russia, and a slow progression away from x86 relying on home-grown silicon… Go To Full Article

'Ultra Street Fighter IV' for PlayStation 4 has big issues

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Turns out the PS4 port of Street Fighter IV isn't all that Ultra. Sony secured a next-gen exclusive for the fighting game and its sequel, but its release has been marred by complaints. The internet is awash with reports of… Go To Full Article

US wants future first responders to be more high-tech

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The folks that might one day save your *** still rely on '50s-era radio technology (with some exceptions), and the US Commerce Department wants that to change. Its National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) division has just created a… Go To Full Article

Google bigwig confirms Android M 2015 launch, N build for next year

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Beyond that, the mobile operating system will effectively move to a “predictable” yearly upgrade cycle. Although the newest Android iteration, first codenamed L, then baptized Lollipop, rolled out roughly 12 months on the heels of Jelly Bean’s initial source code… Go To Full Article

'Movie of the Day' app hopes you'll impulse buy 'X-Men' via iPhone

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Fox and Apple are trying a new twist on digital movie sales starting today, pushing a Movie of the Day app on iOS. For now, it's only for Apple devices and Fox movies (a Google Play version should arrive eventually),… Go To Full Article

UK ISPs ordered to block e-book piracy sites

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In a small victory for book publishers, the UK's High Court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block several major sites offering pirated e-books. The decision means that BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and EE now have 10 days… Go To Full Article

Print 3D things in your office

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A firm said that it will introduce a 3D printer that’s small enough to make things in your office. Zortrax said its Inventure printer reproduces features in high quality 3D devices. It includes a… Go To Full Article

The AMD A10-7700K and AMD A6-7400K CPU Mini-Review

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In recent months and quarters I have had discussions about why CPU manufacturers offer a number of processors each separated by $7 and 100 MHz. The obvious answer (but not always the logical answer) is to cater for what the… Go To Full Article

Argos opens its first 'digital stores' inside Sainsbury's supermarkets

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What better way to maximise footfall to your store than to set-up shop inside places people visit daily for tomorrow's bread and milk? Undoubtedly that's the thinking behind Argos' new batch of "digital stores," where tablets replace order slips and… Go To Full Article

ADATA Teases its Computex 2015 Unveiling

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ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, will unveil its extreme performance XPG line: new SSDs (Solid State Drives) and DDR4 memory module solutions, the new Apple series of products, Type-C mobile accessories and… Go To Full Article

Cryorig Teases its Computes 2015 Lineup

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Ahead of the coming 2015, Computex in June computer cooling innovation brand CRYORIG is introducing multiple new products and even multiple completely new product lines. This will be CRYORIG's biggest Computex showing ever, introducing a total of 7 new products,… Go To Full Article

Arctic Announces Pulse and Pulse Lite Bluetooth Headsets

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Summer is finally here and everybody is enjoying the sun. To enable people to have their favourite sounds with them while being outside, Californian hardware producer AMP is offering two mobile and extremely portable products: Pulse and Pulse Lite. The… Go To Full Article

Neato robot vacuums get better brushes for your filthy floor

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Having a robotic vacuum scoot around your home sucking up filth isn't all that novel. But if your current rolling dust buster just isn't cutting it, Neato just updated its D-series line. The Botvac D75, D80 and D85 all sport… Go To Full Article

'Evolve' simplifies the hunt with free deathmatch arena mode

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Evolve isn't a typical multiplayer shooter. The game pits four hunters against a quickly mutating monster, with the first task usually being to find and trap the player-controlled goliath. The experience can be a little bewildering for newcomers, so ... Go To Full Article

70,000 pictures make up this panorama of Europe's tallest mountain

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This is a photo of Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe. But it's not just any photo: it's actually just a small part of a panorama comprised of 70,000 pictures and 365 gigapixels. In 2014, a team of photographers… Go To Full Article

QNAP Unveils Quiet & Stylish Vertical NAS TS-453mini for Offices & Study Rooms

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Taipei, Taiwan, 27 May, 2015 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the quad-core TS-453mini, a 4-bay vertical NAS that suits non-spacious office environments. Featuring a stylish glossy look, easy tool-less hard drive installation, simple RAM upgrade design, a quiet exhaust…

Lenovo Launches Three Value Notebooks At Tech World

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
Today Lenovo is holding their Tech World conference in Beijing, and as part of the festivities they are announcing three laptops for those on a tight budget. The Lenovo ideapad 100 is a 14 or 15-inch laptop which starts at… Go To Full Article

Motion-sensing 'PomPom Mirror' recreates your likeness in fur

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If you're tired of your ugly mug staring back from across the bathroom sink every morning, just install this furry silhouetting mirror from New York-based artist Daniel Rozin. He built it for the Descent With Modification exhibit at NYC's bitforms… Go To Full Article

Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Review at HardwareHeaven

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"A new twist on their old idea..." Go To Full Article

Thieves steal tax data for 100,000 from an IRS website

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You might need to keep a closer eye than usual on your tax-related info. The Internal Revenue Service is warning that intruders stole tax data for 100,000 people between February and May by taking advantage of a flaw in the… Go To Full Article

Cortana Going Cross Platform

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Microsoft unveiled Cortana back in Windows Phone 8.1, and their version of the digital assistant is going to be integral to Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser. Today Joe Belfiore revealed that Cortana is going to be the next… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Selects Dolby Audio for Windows 10

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Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation announced today that Dolby Audio is selected to be a part of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and will be natively supported by the new Microsoft Edge browser for the playback of web-based… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Partners With 18 More Vendors To Pre-Install Apps On Android Tablets

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Today Microsoft announced partnerships with 18 device manufacturers to pre-install apps such as Office, OneDrive, and Skype on future Android tablets. Microsoft already has existing deals in place with companies like Dell, Samsung, and Pegatron, and we've seen the results… Go To Full Article

Deepcool Tristellar @ techPowerUp

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In 100 years we will look back at our meager existence and when someone quietly asks the question "how did Skynet get started?", the answer could very well go like this: "Once, there was this chassis, the Tristellar...". Deepcool has… Go To Full Article

Marvel's universe gets a dedicated search engine for comic queries

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Since Marvel opened up its API to developers, creative types are able to leverage the company's massive comic library for apps and the like. One dev, Filix Mogilevsky, took it upon himself to create a search engine for the collection… Go To Full Article

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