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 centre 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, View Sonic and Steelseries. Day two, the No Limits Battle has the goal to break as many World Records with ofcourse 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

Giada D2308U Mini-PC Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-10-07 read/post comments(0)

The D2308U is a little PC monster from Giada, incorporating at its core one the Intel i7 4500U processor, 8GB of DDR3L SODIMM and, the main point of attraction, a fully-fledged Nvidia GeForce 750 with 2GB of GDDR5. As storage, the manufacturer has chosen to include on HGST 1TB 5400RPM which can be replaced with a speedier mechanical drive or a SSD, while on the back side we have one unused mSATA 6Gbps port for even more storage expansion possibilities. read more
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
Motherboards/IntegratedCPU BIOSTAR A68N-5000 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-09-28

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Audi's self-driving RS 7 hits the racetrack this weekend

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Audi, who's long been toying with the idea of building self-driving cars, has upgraded one of its RS 7 sedans to build an autonomous concept vehicle for those who like to ride fast. The prototype looks pretty much like a… Go To Full Article

Angelbird SSD wrk for Mac Ships with Hardwrk SATA3 Adapter Kit

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Angelbird, Austria's premium SSD manufacturer and hardwrk, specialist for MacBook Upgrade Kits, now offer an attractive bundle containing a SSD wrk for Mac and a SATA3 Adapter Kit for MacBook (Pro). The bundle allows users to benefit… Go To Full Article

Eurocom Unveils 13-inch M4 Notebook with Quad HD Display

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At Eurocom, laptop upgradeability is king, and now we are launching another hi-resolution display option for the EUROCOM M4 13.3" high performance monster. Now customers have the option between three hi-res displays starting with the 3200x1800 Quad-HD+ masterpiece, the 1920x1080… Go To Full Article

Google's new Chromecast is coming, but you won't notice a difference

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Last night an apparently refreshed model of Google's Chromecast streaming dongle popped up in FCC filings (as pointed out by Zatz Not Funny), just like the original did in March last year, but don't get too excited. Unfortunately, the documents… Go To Full Article

NYC brings carrier and WiFi coverage to more subway stations

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For the most part, New York City's underground transportation system is solid and reliable. It gets locals from point A to point B with ease, and that's the only thing which should matter -- never mind the strange things that… Go To Full Article

Galaxy Note 4 owners get three months free of OnLive gaming

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Ahead of the Galaxy Note 4's release in the US tomorrow, Samsung has a last-minute incentive for potential buyers as well as those who have already pre-ordered. The company just announced a new partnership deal with OnLive, which gives owners… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA 2011-v3 Motherboard

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Our evaluation of the GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA 2011-v3 motherboard is now online for your viewing pleasure. If you are looking for a new 2011-v3 motherboard, this review will help you make a more informed buying decision. GIGABYTE's new Haswell-E X99-UD4… Go To Full Article

PS4 2.0: MP3s, themes and better dashboard organization

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We're creeping up to the PlayStation 4's one year anniversary and the system is finally getting its 2.0 firmware update. Even better, there are a bunch of surprises; let's dive in. First up we have the expected: SharePlay which lets… Go To Full Article

A visual history of OS X

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After a lengthy beta, OS X 10.10 Yosemite is finally ready for prime time. It's the 11th version of Apple's OS X, and represents the biggest overhaul of the operating system's visuals since its introduction in 2001. While you're waiting… Go To Full Article

AMD suffers falling revenue, announces 7% staff cut

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Last quarter's strong PC shipments may have helped Intel's bottom line, but by the looks of it, they didn't do much for AMD's. While the underdog's third-quarter financials show a modest net income of $17 million, they also outline revenue… Go To Full Article

Would Using Unequal Amounts of RAM in Each Slot Decrease Performance?

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When you are adding RAM to a computer, does it really matter if the sticks have unequal amounts of memory or do you always need them to have equal amounts of memory? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to… Go To Full Article

iPad Air 2 vs. the competition: Is it the tablet to beat?

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There was a time when it was hard to find someone who would argue with Apple's claim that the iPad was heavyweight tablet champ. But now Android slates like the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, the Xperia Tablet Z2 and the… Go To Full Article

John Siracusa's OS X Yosemite review

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Apple officially released OS X Yosemite today, and to mark that occasion - as has become tradition among our people - the only OS X Yosemite review you need, from John Siracusa. OS X and iOS have been trading technologies… Go To Full Article

OS X Yosemite review: a solid upgrade for everyone

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Apple's latest desktop operating system, Yosemite, is available today as a free download for anyone with a reasonably new (or not-so-new) Mac. Here's the thing, though: Many of you are already using it. In an unusual twist, Apple not only… Go To Full Article

A first look at the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

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Unlike last month's Apple event, today's shindig was held in a tiny auditorium on the company's campus, nary a single gigantic white box in sight. Arguably, the size of the venue matched the importance of the products being announced --… Go To Full Article

Here's your first look at Apple's new 5K iMac

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We had a feeling Apple would announce a new iMac today, and indeed, the company didn't disappoint. Here in Cupertino, we just saw Tim Cook and co. unveil a refreshed model that has basically the same slim design as the… Go To Full Article

Apple finally updates the Mac Mini, lowers the price to $499

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It wasn't too long ago that we were seeing Apple unveil its new set of iPhones, but now the Cupertino company is back for another round. Today, at its routine iPad event, Apple has taken the time to introduce new… Go To Full Article

Apple reveals the 27-inch iMac with Retina Display starting at $2,499

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A stable of new iPads wasn't all Apple had up its sleeve today. The folks in Cupertino have also been hard at work on a desktop update, and the iMac is the beneficiary. If you'll recall, Apple quietly trotted out… Go To Full Article

Apple officially outs the iPad mini 3, pre-orders start tomorrow

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You knew it was coming; now it's here. Apple just pulled back the curtain on the iPad mini 3 at its live media event in Cupertino, and so far it's pretty much what we expected -- a modestly updated tablet… Go To Full Article

Here's the Apple iPad Air 2, officially

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Apple's got a new iPad, and it's a sequel to last year's ultra-svelte iPad Air: it's called the Apple iPad Air 2. CEO Tim Cook announced as much this morning from Apple's Cupertino, California headquarters with a video of a… Go To Full Article

You can download OS X Yosemite for free starting today

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Oh, so the prospect of some new iPads and refreshed Macs wasn't enough for you? How about the chance to take OS X Yosemite for a spin? As expected, Apple confirmed that you'll be able to download and install Yosemite… Go To Full Article

iOS 8.1 is coming on Monday, will bring Apple Pay and Continuity support

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Craig Federighi, Apple's senior VP of software engineering, has just announced that iOS 8.1 is coming soon, and will bring Apple Pay compatibility in tow for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. It'll also bring back the Camera… Go To Full Article

Archos is launching a GearVR competitor that costs just $40

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We may not know how much GearVR will cost, but we're reasonably sure that Archos is already trying to undercut Samsung and Oculus head-mounted effort. The French company is busting out the wittily-named Archos VR Headset, a Rift-like device that's...… Go To Full Article

Samsung SSD 840 EVO Performance Restoration Software Released

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Samsung is releasing a new firmware and performance restoration software package for the 840 EVO and 840 EVO mSATA. The firmware update is recommended to users who may have experienced any drop in read performance of the mentioned drives. Go To Full Article

Hands On with the 5.15mm KAZAM Tornado 348

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My take on thin phones is not a positive one. This comes from two main areas. Firstly I like my phone to have some form of bulk – this way I know it is in my pocket and I would… Go To Full Article's Puls looks like a bracelet, is smarter than a watch

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Move over, smartwatches. Black Eyed Peas member and Intel "director of creative innovation" has introduced a smart... cuff. The bracelet-like device is called the Puls—pronounced "pulse," according to The Next Web—and it's set to be available this year.… Go To Full Article

Use Facebook to talk to your heating

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A report suggests that pretty soon now we’ll be friending our washing machines, heating, lights and cars and telling them what we’ve had for breakfast. If we didn’t already know. Scientists from the Federal University of Bahia… Go To Full Article

ASRock motherboards break multiple OC benchmark records

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Famed overclockers 8 Pack and John Lam have broken several benchmark records on ASRock’s Z97 OC Formula and X99 OC Formula respectively. John Lam broke Intel XTU scores for the CPU, while 8 Pack concentrated on GPU records with the… Go To Full Article

Microsoft wants to make it easier to build Windows Phone apps

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Last year, Microsoft created Windows App Studio to get more Windows Phone apps into its Store, and it worked -- developers added almost 50,000 new apps in 14 months. Redmond has just updated the beta web app with a feature… Go To Full Article

Linksys Launches High Performance Tri-Band and 4x4 Wireless AC Routers

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Linksys today announced two new routers that will help provide faster wireless networking speeds for families with multiple internet users as well as single users that use the internet for high bandwidth applications such as gaming or video streaming. The… Go To Full Article

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