ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-10-20 read/post comments()

The mini PC kit ECS has offered is shipped in a DIY format, and incorporates a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. The footprint of the product allows us to carry it anywhere and it can be even powered by an USB powerbank, if it can deliver at least 2.1 A. read more

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
Others/All-in-one PC Giada D2308U Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2014-10-07
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

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Double your chances – two mouse wheels take you to victory

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he innovative PRIME Z-DW gaming mouse features two mouse wheels and configuration software to program your own commands Weertzen, 20.10.2014 – The new gaming mouse PRIME Z-DW offers not just one, but two mouse wheels. Gamers…

Dyson tackles the humidifier, kills water-based bacteria with UV light

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In a launch presentation in Tokyo, Japan (apparently the company's favorite place for new product launches), Dyson tackled the surprisingly sketchy hygiene issues that come with more typical humidifiers. To prove how gosh-darn better Dyson's Hygienic... Go To Full Article

Google gives you the tools to build apps for Android 5.0 Lollipop

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The official Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for your phone may be weeks away, but Google has delivered all the ingredients for you to make Lollipop-ready apps. The search firm has released both the finished Lollipop developer kit and a fresh… Go To Full Article

Fitbit's new wearable looks like a watch, crams in GPS and a heart rate monitor

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It's been a while since we've seen a new Fitbit product, but according to a leak obtained at The Verge, that's because the company's been working on something a little special. The Fitbit Surge is a "fitness superwatch" that houses… Go To Full Article

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

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We ran a review from Wired several weeks ago that gave Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor an almost unreal positive review. To be certain it was just that good of a game, we're running a second review from Stuff and… Go To Full Article

Here's every device getting Android 5.0 Lollipop so far

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If you're a die-hard Android fan, you're probably champing at the bit waiting for that Lollipop upgrade -- when will you get it? Are you going to get it? Thankfully for you, a number of companies have already promised to… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 Registry Tweak Will Block Future Updates

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If you were one of the many brave souls that performed the registry tweak to be able to unlock new preview builds of Windows 10, you are no longer able to receive future build updates unless you re-tweak your registry.… Go To Full Article

Google's Nexus Player gets FCC approval, right on cue

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Well, that didn't take long. Just a couple of days after Google stopped pre-orders of the Nexus Player while it waited for the FCC's all-clear, its Android TV puck has received approval. There aren't any surprises in the regulatory filing,… Go To Full Article

Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation

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Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk? Today's your lucky day. Vanity Fair has posted its full video interviews with both Ive and Musk, giving you an insight… Go To Full Article

5K iMac can’t double as a standalone display

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uch a shame that Apple didn’t update its Thunderbolt Display. As you might have heard by now earlier in the week Apple took to the stage at One Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California to unveil some new products. Apart from… Go To Full Article

You can't upgrade the new Mac mini's RAM

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If you're planning to snag the new Mac mini and load it up with aftermarket memory, you may want to reconsider your strategy. Macminicolo owner Brian Stucki (among others) has discovered that the RAM in Apple's latest tiny desktop isn't… Go To Full Article

Facebook wants the DEA to promise that it won't create fake accounts

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Remember how the DEA got caught impersonating a woman on Facebook in an attempt to catch criminals who contacted her? Yeah, Facebook isn't at all pleased. It just sent a letter asking the anti-drug agency to promise that it won't… Go To Full Article

Project CARS Delayed Until March to Avoid Holiday Season

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Slightly Mad Studios is living up to its name, literally. What would be considered a move that is slightly more than crazy, the game studio has announced that it will no longer release Project Cars on November 18th as previously… Go To Full Article

Reduce Eye Strain When Using Smartphones and Tablets in the Dark

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Reading your smartphone or tablet in the dark is probably bad for you. That’s unlikely to stop you, so beyond quitting cold turkey, what are the easiest ways to fix your bedtime reading device so it doesn’t put so much… Go To Full Article

Apple removes Bose products from stores following Beats settlement

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Bose might have settled its noise-cancellation lawsuit against Beats out of court, but the two are clearly far from putting the past behind them. Apple (Beats' new owner) has pulled all Bose headphones and speakers from its online store and… Go To Full Article

The SIM Card is About to Die

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Apple has just sounded the death knell for the ubiquitous SIM card. The company is beginning the switch to a reprogrammable SIM that will enable a change in carriers and networks with a simple software tweak. History indicates where Apple… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy Golden 2 clamshell phone pictures and specs leak

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The clamshell device is as feature-packed as Samsung’s 2014 Galaxy S flagship. Samsung launched the Galaxy Golden in late 2013, a phone with a clamshell construction that was launched in select markets. In addition to its archaic form factor, the… Go To Full Article

Logitech G502 PROTEUS CORE Review @ Vortez

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Today we are to look at the G502 PROTEUS CORE which is a high-performance gaming mouse featuring an optical sensor capable of up to 12,000 DPI. Combined with high-quality materials and a strong feature-set G502 has lots of customisation, so… Go To Full Article

Apple Patches 144 Security Flaws Across Seven Products

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If you are old school like many of us, you probably remember the old days when Apple products were considered to be malware-proof by a majority of its users. Those days are now gone for good and Apple is patching… Go To Full Article

X-ray machine used to disappoint 'Star Wars' fan

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Back in the day, British Star Wars fans could send off for a figurine enclosed in an opaque white box. Of course, if you wanted to peek at whatever was hidden inside, you'd have to open the packaging, which would… Go To Full Article

Fitbit says Force skin irritations were allergies

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Fitbit recalled its Force wearable back in February after owners reported skin irritation, but after an investigation, says it will not do the same for the Fitbit Flex. The New York Times reports that the company and the Consumer Product… Go To Full Article

Massdrop Infinity: A Fully Customizable 60% Keyboard

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Try this one on for size: a compact 60% keyboard with mechanical switches, with a fully customizable layout. Officially launched this past Wednesday and available as a group buy for the next two weeks, that's exactly what you get with… Go To Full Article

Alpine's high-end headphones let you feel the music, literally

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Alpine is a name that usually comes up when discussing which new audio wares to install in your car, but the company is diving into headphones, too. Its first set of cans certainly look the part with high-end aesthetics, and… Go To Full Article

Samsung Chromebook 2 Now Available with Intel Processor

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Samsung, the leading Chromebook brand, today announced availability of the new, 11-inch Chromebook 2 with an Intel Celeron (N2840) processor. The laptop is available for pre-order now for an MSRP of $249.99. Premium, High-Powered Performance The… Go To Full Article

Tumblr's new desktop app is all Tumblr, all the time

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Sometimes you just want to craft your Tumblr posts and browse the latest updates without being distracted by the rest of the internet. For those occasions, the blogging outfit released a desktop app for Mac that does two things and… Go To Full Article

Android's VP of engineering is now overseeing Chrome as well

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The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google's current VP of engineering for Android, is now also in charge of the Chrome engineering team. According to the paper's internal sources, the shift is part of an effort… Go To Full Article

Here's why Apple doesn't have a MacBook Air with a Retina display

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Another Apple event has come and gone, and there's still no MacBook Air with a Retina display. I won't blame you if you're frustrated -- now that there's a 5K iMac, the Air is Cupertino's last screen-packing computer to ship… Go To Full Article

Epic Games Distances Itself From Hatred

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You know a game is bad when Epic wants its logo removed from any of the marketing associated with the game. "Epic Games isn't involved in this project," a statement from the company reads. "Unreal Engine 4 is available to… Go To Full Article

Facebook now actively seeks password leaks to protect its users

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Facebook knows that password leaks endanger its users, even if it's another website that's been hacked, because people tend to reuse their log-in credentials (remember that recent Dropbox issue?). That's why it has developed a process that actively... … Go To Full Article

Amazon UK reveals Nexus 9 prices to start from £319

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Google may have finally made its latest Nexus devices official, but it's kept UK pricing for the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player under wraps. Fortunately for us, Amazon is keen to highlight that it'll range the 8.9-inch HTC… Go To Full Article

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