TP-LINK Touch P5 AC1900 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2015-11-28 read/post comments()

The touch-screen Touch P5 employs is not a marketing gimmick but a useful feature since we can perform the initial configuration steps with its help but also access the main configuration areas during operation; in order to avoid unauthorized access, the router will ask us for the administrator password and its desktop area will show as an intro screen the Guest network details. We do also get other useful information displayed on the screen like which Wi-Fi networks are running (2.4GHz or 5GHz or both), the current product operation mode (Router, Access Point or Repeater), time/date and the number of connected stations. read more

Primal Carnage: Extinction Game Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-11-26 read/post comments()

The game needs to be checked out by people which are already bored of zombie games and really want to try something different. The graphics feel a bit dated, but if you like this type of game which is quite fast-paced, it won’t really matter this much; also, by using the older DirectX9 platform, even people with slower systems would be able to enjoy the game at maximum settings, without the need to upgrade. Happy Dino Hunting! read more

ASUSTOR AS1004T 4-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-11-22 read/post comments()

AS1004T NAS takes part of the latest ASUSTOR server series meant for home use, which does sport a Marvell ARMADA-385 1GHz Dual-Core processor, is paired with just 512MB of RAM and can house up to four drives. The chassis has been completely redesigned and in order to access the drives, we will have to completely remove the cover; unlike the previous NASes we have tested from the same company, this unit lacks trays and only 3.5’’ drives are supported for installation. Because of the utilized ARMADA-385 SoC, the overall power consumption is very low, while the four bays are cooled by a single 120mm fan located in the back. We can connect more devices to the NAS, but be aware… read more

IN WIN 805 Mid-tower Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2015-11-17 read/post comments()

In Win is one of those manufacturers which really dare to innovate within their growing lineup of computer cases. Last year they stole the show with their highly acclaimed S-Frame, an open air chassis made from a single sheet of aluminium. Of course these high tech cases come at a cost! This year at Computex they surprised friend and foe again with the H-frame case; compare it with a transformer case, that can open and close allowing to access the innards. It is quite expensive but nevertheless a stunning concept case that will be produced in limited numbers. Today however we are taking a look at one of their more affordable nevertheless breathtaking case solution, the IN WIN 805 Mid-tower… read more

THL 2015A Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-11-17 read/post comments()

The newly released THL 2015A smartphone is a lower-specced version of their previous 2015 model which now features a MTK MT6735 SoC at 1.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a HD screen and a battery of 2700mAh. The camera sensor on the back is a Sony IMX135 Exmor RS 13MP and while it can shoot good quality photos during day time, the night shots are quite disappointing because of the excessive LED flash bleeding inside the frame. read more

Corsair VOID Stereo Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-11-14 read/post comments()

While the VOID Stereo is compatible with a wide selection of devices which can output analog audio signal, the quality of the sound is also often influenced by the source. We have connected the headset to our trusty Sound Blaster ZxR sound card and watched some movies, several YouTube clips but also some of the latest TV Shows like Gotham, Grimm, The Walking Dead and so on. The main conclusion is that with the right sound card settings and enhancements, the Stereo is going to sound pretty good but this is also thanks to the 50mm-large Neodymium drivers it incorporates that are also used on the more expensive models. Talking about the microphone, if the sound card from our setup… read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards Rantopad FF Gaming Mouse and MAX Aluminum Pad Review by stefan @ 2015-11-12
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-563 5-bay Affordable Quad-Core Business NAS Review by stefan @ 2015-11-09
Others/Mice & Keyboards Razer Mamba Wireless Chroma Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2015-10-29
Others/Miscelleneous Meizu M2 Note Full Body PU Leather Case Review by stefan @ 2015-10-28
Storage/SSD Silicon Power Slim S80 240GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2015-10-27

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Debris from SpaceX's failed Falcon 9 launch washes up in England

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When SpaceX's Falcon 9 broke up in the skies above Florida's Cape Canaveral, pieces of the rocket fell into the sea, presumably never to be seen again. It's been almost five months since Elon Musk and co. confirmed a faulty… Go To Full Article

The ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ Review

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When we first analyzed the Z170 chipset from Intel, we were pleased to see that it offered 26 high speed input/output ports, which included 20 PCIe 3.0 lanes and support for up to three PCIe storage devices in RAID. Although… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Lumia 950 review: Not a flagship, but a first step

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After years of misguided attempts at mobile, Microsoft is ready for a fresh start. While Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 mostly just looked like their desktop counterparts, Windows 10 Mobile aspires to something even more substantial. This time, Microsoft tr... Go To Full Article

Sapphire Radeon R9 Nitro 380X Review

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Last week AMD released their mid range R9 380X and today we supplement our launch review by taking a look at the Sapphire Radeon R9 Nitro 380X. Right now AMD have no directly competing card at the same price (£200)… Go To Full Article

Infineon does well

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Infineon’s revenues for its fourth quarter amounted to Euro 1,598 million. At the same time, net profit increased from Euro 109 million in its third financial quarter to Euro 325 million. Its gross margin… Go To Full Article

Li-Fi could ratchet up comms speed

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A report said that an Estonian startup has tested technology that can transfer data at one gigabit per second. The company, called Velmenni, has built a lightbulb which uses so called Li-Fi, and it’s 100 times faster… Go To Full Article

Minix NEO U1 Android 4K 60Hz console released

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Minix, which is a well-known name in the home streaming TV console market, has released a new Mini NEO U1 that supports some cool features such as 4K at 60 Hz and 10-bit colour. The Neo U1… Go To Full Article

Cooltek Skall Series ATX mid-tower case unveiled

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Cooltek today announced its new premium-case, the Skall Series ATX mid-tower. The case will be available in three different variants, each with two 120mm LED fans on the front in either Blue, Green or Red. The lower part of the… Go To Full Article

How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on an Android Phone

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Wi-Fi calling allows your smartphone to place and receive phone calls, as well as send and receive SMS messages over Wi-Fi instead of the cellular network. Your phone will seamlessly hand off to the cellular network when you move out… Go To Full Article

Data-mined photos document 100 years of (forced) smiling

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Here's an odd fact: Turn-of-the-century photographers used to tell subjects to say "prunes" rather than "cheese," so that they would smile less. By studying nearly 38,000 high-school yearbook photos taken since 1905, UC Berkeley researchers have show... Go To Full Article

LG to invest $8.71 billion in OLED

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LG Display said it will invest more than $8.71 billion to build a large plant to make panels using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels. It is not clear where it is getting the dosh from, LG has… Go To Full Article

Russia puts nukes into data centre

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Eat your heart out Chuck Norris, Russia’s Tsar Putin is so tough he powers his data centres with nukes. Despite Chernobyl, the Russians still seem keen on nuclear power and it seems that they are going to… Go To Full Article

Microsoft kills dodgy security certificates

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Software giant Microsoft has killed off two dodgy security certificates being used on Dell bloatware. Updates apply to Windows Defender for Windows 10 and 8.1; Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Vista; and its Safety Scanner… Go To Full Article

Big Content verboten to outsource piracy enforcement

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The highest court in Germany has decided that ISPs might have to act as Big Content’s censors and block websites offering illegal music downloads, but only as a last resort. The Federal Supreme Court said was that… Go To Full Article

DJI's MG-1 drone is water-resistant, dustproof.. and made for farming

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DJI's newest drone isn't its sexiest: it's a specialized, toughened agricultural drone. Yep, hard to get excited about unless you're a farmer perhaps, but the Agras MG-1 is dust-proof, water resistant and constructed from anti-corrosive materials. Sm... Go To Full Article

Vivo X6 Plus shows up on TENAA website once again

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Vivo’s upcoming X6 Plus phablet has been listed on the TENAA once again with pictures and complete specs. The Vivo X6 Plus will sport a 5.7-inch sized display, smaller than the 6-inch display on the Vivo X6. The resolution will… Go To Full Article

This crowdfunded router updates its own security

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It's really, really, really hard to make a router sound exciting, but the folks behind the Turris Omnia are betting the device's focus on keeping your sensitive data secure might grab you. The manufacturer's IndieGogo campaign still has 45 days… Go To Full Article

Cooltek Announces the Skall Series ATX Mid-tower Chassis

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The Skall is our new premium-case. The spacious midi-tower combines exceptional functionality, a stylish design and outstanding quality and all that at a very attractive price-performance ratio. We will offer three different variants of the case, each with two 120… Go To Full Article

Team Group Announces Neptune Gaming SO-DIMM Memory

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Team Group Inc., the world's leading memory brand, today launched the gaming laptop upgrade memory-Neptune. The global PC market is experiencing a stagnation at this point of time. Gaming has become the essential key to push forward the sustainable development… Go To Full Article

Thinnest Windows 10 smartphone goes official in Japan

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Japanese OEM Yamada Denki has announced the EveryPhone, world’s thinnest Windows 10 Mobile running smartphone. The smartphone packs a 5.5-inch 720 x 1280 HD resolution and measures 154.8 x 78.6 x 6.9mm. That’s identical to the razor-thin profile of the… Go To Full Article

Leaked ZUK Z2 renders show a rotating camera design

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New renders of the ZUK Z2 smartphone have appeared online, showing a rotating camera design. The rotating camera design means the smartphone’s rear camera can be used to take selfies as well, eliminating the need for a separate selfie shooter… Go To Full Article

Sony confirms official PS4 Remote Play app for Windows and Mac

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Well that was quick. It's only been a couple of days since someone came up with an unofficial app to stream PlayStation 4 gaming to PC, but earlier today, Sony's awesome Shuhei Yoshida confirmed on Twitter that his company is… Go To Full Article

LG's spending billions to make more OLED things

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LG's OLED 4K TVs are jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but the price still isn't anywhere near the level it needs to be for mass consumer adoption. Hopefully the company's new manufacturing plant can help that a bit thanks to economies of scale.… Go To Full Article

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Headphones Video Review

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" The V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Headphones offer the performance of the M-100s, but with the freedom of Bluetooth. One listen to these and you will agree that they are one of the best wireless headphones on the market. They come… Go To Full Article

Scientists create gold nuggets that are 98 percent air

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Researchers at ETH Zurich have accomplished a bit of modern-day alchemy, transforming 20 carat gold into a lightweight foam. Well, technically it's an aerogel: an exceedingly light and porous matrix of material. It's so porous, in fact, that the foam... Go To Full Article

'Spencer' the robot is here to help guide lost airline passengers

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Meet Spencer. This armless automaton will begin a test run in Schiphol Amsterdam Airport at the end of the month, greeting and guiding harried travellers through the transport hub's famously confusing terminal system. Navigating it is so challenging,... Go To Full Article

NASA to test sugary bacteria as space-based power source

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Following its successful harvest of red leaf lettuce, NASA has announced plans to launch genetically engineered bacteria into orbit to see if they can be harnessed by future astronauts as potent survival resource. The experiment is scheduled to take...… Go To Full Article

Mozilla says it doesn't need Google's cash to survive

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For many years, Firefox's survival was tied into how generous the folks over at Google were feeling, since the company effectively bankrolled the browser. Times have changed, and in an interview with CNET, Mozilla's Denelle Dixon-Thayer said that its...… Go To Full Article

The biggest data center in Russia will be nuclear powered

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According to the news agency Telecom Daily, the Rosenergoatom power company is building what will be the largest data center in Russia -- and they're plopping it right on top of the Kalinin power station. Located about 120 miles northwest… Go To Full Article

Tarantino explains why he thinks 70mm is better than digital

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Famed film director Quentin Tarantino is well-known for his purist cinematic tastes and revelry of antique movie production techniques. His fondness for old-school cinema is on full display in his upcoming release, The Hateful Eight, which is being c...… Go To Full Article

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