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

Samsung's new wireless headphones are a worthy contender

@ 2015/05/26 read/post comments(0)
Last summer, I spent some time getting to know the first four entries in Samsung's "Level" audio line. There's a new item this year, though: a wireless version of the original Level On headphones. In case you missed the first… Go To Full Article

MSI CUBI Review at HardwareHeaven

@ 2015/05/26 read/post comments(0)
"Small is the new in thing..." Go To Full Article

Technical Director for Frostbite at DICE Reveals AMD "Fiji" Graphics Card

@ 2015/05/26 read/post comments(0)
Johan Andersson, technical director for the Frostbite game engine at DICE, developers of games such as Battlefield, tweeted the first clear picture of AMD's next flagship graphics card, and it looks a lot [better] than this mockup render. We'd be… Go To Full Article

KitGuru Complete Guide to Buying a Workstation

@ 2015/05/26 read/post comments(0)
From the advent of affordable internet in the 90s to the explosion of broadband services over the past 5 years, content has been getting better and better. From building designers to game developers, from training companies to broadcasting organisations, everyone… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Core Configuration Revealed

@ 2015/05/26 read/post comments(0)
It looks like NVIDIA's GTX 980 Ti launch, which is imminent, won't be a repeat of the GTX 780 Ti, in that it won't be faster than the TITAN product at the time of launch. According to Korean tech publication… Go To Full Article

[M] Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen Convertible Review

@ 2015/05/26 read/post comments(0)
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… Go To Full Article

i-rocks Golem Series K50E gaming keyboard

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
Although we do love a good mechanical keyboard here at KitGuru, we’re not blind to the fact that it is not the only way to do things. There are of course traditional membrane, rubber done keys and the more laptop… Go To Full Article

Microsoft tried to bully UK government

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
A report said that Microsoft put pressure on the UK government after the Conservative Party said it would move government computers to use open source software. According to Bloomberg, Steve Hilton, David Cameron’s former director of strategy,… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Launch Imminent

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
NVIDIA is ready with a new high-end graphics card that will be slotted between the GeForce GTX 980 and the GeForce GTX TITAN-X, in its product stack. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti, as it's being called, will launch within the… Go To Full Article

Microsoft reacts to Chromebook challenge

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
Yesterday we reported that sales of Chromebooks using the ChromeOS are beginning to take off worldwide and challenging sales of Windows based notebooks. But the Redmond software giant is not sitting back and watching revenues drop passively,… Go To Full Article

Google heads list of 16 companies trying to kill passwords

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
People don't put enough thought into passwords because it's a pain, but that creates security problems for the whole internet. Google, Microsoft and others in the FIDO Alliance want to replace passwords with fingerprint scanning and other techniques,... Go To Full Article

Philips turns LEDs into an indoor GPS for supermarkets

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
Philips believes that the days of endlessly roaming around a store looking for the right kind of balsamic vinegar may soon be at an end. The company's lighting division has developed an indoor navigation system that enables your smartphone to… Go To Full Article

Corsair Hydro Series H80i GT Review @ Vortez

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
The Hydro Series H80i GT is a closed loop cooler which adheres to the 120mm specification. This CPU cooler is supplied with two SP120L fans and is configured to offer digital functionality via Corsair LINK software – allowing the user… Go To Full Article

Crucial MX200 (250GB, 500GB & 1TB) SSD Review

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
Last year Micron launched M600 SSD for the OEM market, but unlike in the past there was no simultaneous retail product release. We were told that the M600 firmware features would sooner than later find their way into a Crucial… Go To Full Article

EMTEC Stay Earbuds Wireless Review

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
Believe it or not, EMTEC originated as EMTEC Magnetics and further, BASF Magnetics, where in 1934 they invented the first magnetic tape for audio recording. BASF, now EMTEC, is a pioneer in the media industry, so it is easy to… Go To Full Article

EE Harrier and Harrier Mini review

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
EE's Kestrel was its first own-brand 4G smartphone, meant for those wanting breakneck mobile data speeds without breaking the bank. One year on, the Kestrel is coming to the end of its life, and when remaining stock is depleted, it'll… Go To Full Article

You won't need waves with this $20,000 electric surfboard

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
If you want to surf, but are too lazy to paddle or look for waves, the Wakejet Cruise from Swedish outfit Radinn is for you! The company says it "marries the agility and speed of wakeboarding with the freedom of… Go To Full Article

Facebook launches 'caller ID' for new Messenger conversations

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Next time someone contacts you on Facebook Messenger for the first time, you'll see a calling card of sorts showing his photo, other public info and how you two are connected. Facebook's Vice President of Messaging, David Marcus, calls it… Go To Full Article

Asus postpones first-gen ZenFone trio Lollipop update… again

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
While we certainly appreciate the Taiwanese gadget manufacturer’s candor, these delays are seriously starting to get under our skin. This again?! Another OEM forced to withhold Lollipop goodies from its anxious fans due to mysterious “issues” reported during last-minute verification… Go To Full Article

Android M might have its own fingerprint login system

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Android is getting a TouchID-style system of its own with Android M, according to Buzzfeed's sources. Apparently it'll act a lot like the iOS tool too, bypassing passwords for associated apps in favor of reading your fingerprint. Given that I/O… Go To Full Article

Apple Watch sales projections lowered by KGI, hiked by Morgan Stanley

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
One source says 2015 shipments may barely reach 15 million units, while the other expects the “iWatch” to post 36M+ sales in its first 12 months on store shelves. Is Cupertino’s rookie wearable venture a smash hit or a bust?… Go To Full Article

ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Review @ Vortez

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
Packing in three drivers in each earcup, 2x 40mm 1x 30mm we are happy to hear that the Kave 5.1 Analog shares the same 25% weight reduction with its digital sibling over the original version, coming in at 335g.… Go To Full Article

American-Israeli researchers build better Tor

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A team of American and Israeli academics has come up with a flavour of Tor which is tougher for the NSA or GCHQ to hack. Dubbed Astoria, the software reduces the number of vulnerable circuits from 58… Go To Full Article

Samsung announces IMDB memory with NDP – HBM too…,

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
Samsung, for the second year in a row, selected the Bentley Reserve (Old Mint) in San Francisco as the venue for announcing a series of products ranging from IoT Artik single mini board computing systems to support for massive In-Memory… Go To Full Article

BIOSTAR Gaming-Z170 Socket LGA1151 Motherboard ES Pictured

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
Here's the first picture of BIOSTAR's upcoming socket LGA1151 motherboard, the Gaming-Z170X, designed for 6th generation Core "Skylake" processors. This particular board, in its unfinished form, features DDR4 DIMM slots; but there could be other models in the series, with… Go To Full Article

High-end 4 GB RAM Samsung tablet with Intel inside unmasked by benchmark

@ 2015/05/25 read/post comments(0)
The cryptic “Chopin-LTE” apparently runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and produces Galaxy Tab S 10.5-eclipsing Geekbench scores. It’s all been quiet, almost too quiet on the Samsung tablet front of late, with both Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro families terminated… Go To Full Article

Blackview Zeta Launch

@ 2015/05/23 read/post comments(0)
Blackview have recently launched another mainstream smartphone, the ZETA, which is available in multiple colors in order to accommodate plenty of tastes (Apple Green, Dark Pacific Blue, Lemon Yellow, Pearl Pink or Pearl White). Go To Full Article

Help these 30-year-old Intellivision games live again on PC

@ 2015/05/22 read/post comments(0)
One of the biggest problems facing video games as an artistic medium is one of preservation. Thanks to HD remasters, digital distribution and the Internet Archive that's becoming less of an issue. But we still need to do more to… Go To Full Article

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Benchmarked, Performance Review

@ 2015/05/22 read/post comments(0)
After much anticipation and a few delays, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has launched this week to critical acclaim. However, it seems CD Projekt Red downgraded some of the visuals that were previously expected to be in the PC build… Go To Full Article

Firefox will look at your history to show Suggested Tile ads

@ 2015/05/22 read/post comments(0)
Starting next week, Firefox beta users will start seeing "Suggested" tiles whenever they open a new tab. These are ad tiles clearly marked as such (see bottom left above), which are a separate entity from the Directory tiles Mozilla launched… Go To Full Article

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