CRYORIG R1 Universal CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2014-08-25 read/post comments(0)

CRYORIG launches onto the CPU cooler market with a bang. Their R1 cooler is build to cool down the hottest of CPU out there, weighing over 1000 gram and equipped with 2x140mm fans this product means business, let's see how it does! read more

HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-08-25 read/post comments()

By using a proven high-quality cooling system and also adding a few bonuses like a custom backplate, HIS is releasing a pre-overclocked R9 290 which trades punches with the Nvidia GTX 770. While the factory overclock is quite mild, we will be able to raise the clocks even further in order to enhance the gaming experience even more. read more

Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-08-21 read/post comments()

The Crucial MX100 SSD we are reviewing today offers plenty of performance and is bundled with the Acronis True Image HD for easy cloning when transferring data from an older SSD or mechanical drive. The product comes in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB flavors and is very affordable. read more

Thecus N2310 Soho/Home NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-08-19 read/post comments()

This time we will review an entry-level NAS from Thecus, with an AMCC APM 86491 800MHz processor which is paired with 512MB of DDR3. The device works on the latest ThecusOS version and for storage expansion we have two USB ports, one of which is 2.0 and the other USB 3.0. read more

CORSAIR CARBIDE SPEC 01 Gaming Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-18 read/post comments(0)

Corsair surprised friend and foe when they released the Carbide SPEC series: three affordable gaming enclosures would join the ranks of Corsairs elite enclosure lineup. With affordable Corsair really meant affordable; take for example the SPEC 01 which retails at just below the 50 dollar mark, thus similar priced as many OEM products. Usually the latter means low build quality, average hardware compatibility, a maximum trim down in functionality and features to keep the price as low as possible. In fact everything which a CORSAIR case is renowned for is missing in many OEM solutions. Time for the Fremont giant to show the world it can be done differently. read more

Gigabyte Extreme Overclocking Competition 2014

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-13 read/post comments(0)

Each year Gigabyte Germany organizes the Extreme Overclocking Competition. At the EOC the best overclocking teams of Germany have a chance to prove who is still king. The main organizer behind each event is Germany’s finest Roman Hartung also known as der8auer at HWBot.org. This year besides Gigabyte also G.Skill, Intel, Seasonic and Gelid solutions provided the required hardware and funds to allow this clash of the titans to take place at the Know Cube at the Heilbronn Tech University. read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

HTC One (M8) for Windows review: Same muscle, different soul

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Since Windows Phone's humble beginnings, Microsoft has been the underdog in the wireless industry. Four years later, nothing's changed -- except, perhaps, a few more percentage points of market share. Even then, it's got a long way to go before...… Go To Full Article

High-res imaging satellite demos what it can do with crystal clear pics of Madrid

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DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite has only been in space for less than half a month, but it's already proven itself capable of shooting high-res images just like the company promised. Just a few days after Lockheed Martin flew it to orbit,… Go To Full Article

ZOTAC Debuts the ZBOX PI320 pico

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ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards and mini-PCs, today shrinks the mini-PC further with the pocket-sized ZBOX PI320 pico. The new ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 pico delivers a superb quad-core Windows 8.1 with Bing computing experience in… Go To Full Article

Sharkoon Announces VS4 Series Case

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Sharkoon expands its range of low-cost cases and introduces a new ATX case series. The minimalist VS4 series is ideal for both home and office PCs and stands out due to its versatile features at an attractive price. The all-black… Go To Full Article

Jabra Introduces the Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds

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Take training to the next level and get the ultimate wireless workout with Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless, new earbuds - and an all-in-one training solution with Jabra Sport Life application - announced by Jabra today. Combining an in-ear biometric heart… Go To Full Article

Plantronics Launches the BackBeat PRO Wireless Headphones

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Plantronics, a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, today announced BackBeat PRO, wireless active noise-cancelling headphones with battery power to outlast your playlist. The latest addition to its award-winning BackBeat stereo product family, the over-the-ear BackBeat PRO headphones offer Plantronics… Go To Full Article

Aerocool DS200 Review @ Vortez

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As part of the Dead Silence Series, DS200 has its focus around elegance, minimalism and of course, silence. All of this mid-tower’s panels are closed off to prevent noise from leaking out of the chassis and Aerocool has furnished the… Go To Full Article

London to start trialling wirelessly-charged buses

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While London's public transport network is getting more hi-tech by the minute, the city's buses and trains aren't as green as they could be -- at least not yet. Transport for London (TfL) has already deployed 800 hybrid and a… Go To Full Article

Imagination Technologies will give its 'Raspberry Pi on steroids' away for free

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Grab someone in the street and ask them about Imagination Technologies and they're more likely to run away than tell you that it's the company that designs the graphics chips for Apple's mobile devices. The company is more than just… Go To Full Article

Google Nexus 9 tablet nearly confirmed to pack 64-bit Tegra K1 chip

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The long-rumored sequel to the aging Nexus 7 2013 tablet is inching closer and closer to a formal announcement, and evidence is piling up in support of the purported Nexus 9, aka HTC Flounder, aka HTC Volantis being a powerhouse… Go To Full Article

WD releases 8TB hard drive

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Western Digital has decided that the world needs hard drives which can store 8TB. The 8TB HDD comes five months after Western Digital had released the first ever 6TB HDD, so the company clearly thinks we are… Go To Full Article

Microsoft wins PR blitz over cloud

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Microsoft’s several-hour outage of the cloud-based Visual Studio Online services might have been a PR disaster, but Redmond appears to have won the hearts and minds of its customers by actually doing the right thing. Computer World… Go To Full Article

LG's big screen phone-of-the week gets a laser camera

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Now that LG's flagship G3 is a big success, it's pulling a Samsung by throwing esoteric spin-offs like the G3 Stylus against a wall to see what sticks. The latest is the not-so-brilliantly named Gx2 (the company already has a… Go To Full Article

EK Introduces New Flagship CPU Water Block

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EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the successor to EK-Supremacy flagship performance universal CPU water block. EK-Supremacy EVO is an evolution of a EK-Supremacy flagship performance water block, introduced in… Go To Full Article

Google Updates Chrome. Version 37 gives cleaner font rendering on Windows!

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Today Google updated the stable version of their Chrome browser to version 37.0.2062.94 on Windows, OS X, and Linux. This is a highly anticipated release for users on Windows specifically, as it marks the move from Microsoft's Graphics Device Interface… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte X99-UD7 WiFi Leads Company's Mainline

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Much like ASUS, gigabyte has branched its high-end DIY motherboard lineup into gamer and overclocker-centric ones, while retaining a mainline. The Gaming G1 series targets gamers, while the SuperOverclock Force (SOC Force) targets overclockers. The mainline Ultra Durable brand still… Go To Full Article

HP Recalling 6 Million Laptop Power Cords

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Yesterday HP together with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada issued a recall of just over 6 million (6.023.700 to be exact) notebook AC power cords that pose a potential fire and burn hazard. The cord recalled… Go To Full Article

ASUS X99-Deluxe Leads Company's Mainline

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ASUS will address the socket LGA2011-3 motherboard market with three of its brands, the gamer and overclocker-centric ROG (Republic of Gamers), the durable TUF (The Ultimate Force) brand, and its mainline brand, which features a balanced feature-set between the two.… Go To Full Article

ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Pictured, Too

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It turns out that the Fatal1ty X99X Killer isn't the only Fatal1ty-branded X99 motherboard ASRock is planning. There's also its bigger sibling designed for high-end gaming PC builds with four graphics cards, the Fatal1ty X99 Professional. The board is based… Go To Full Article

ASRock X99 OC Formula Pictured

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Here are the first pictures of ASRock X99 OC Formula, the Nick Shih-designed socket LGA2011-3 motherboard for professional overclockers. Designed for CPU and memory overclocking, apart from running up to four graphics cards in multi-GPU configs, the board can supply… Go To Full Article

HTC's Desire 510 claims to be the company's cheapest LTE device yet

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HTC's Desire lineup often lives in the shadow of the One and Butterfly series, primarily because most of them are designed to appeal to budget-minded phone buyers. The company's been cranking out a lot of them this year (the 816,… Go To Full Article

Motorola's next Moto G smartphone poses for photos

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So we largely know what Motorola's Moto X follow-up looks like, but what about the expected sequel to the budget-conscious Moto G? You might not have to wonder any more: HellomotoHK has posted a batch of photos that appear to… Go To Full Article

Kobo's Aura H20 lets you read in the bath

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With Barnes and Noble reduced to borrowing Samsung tablets and Sony giving up altogether, only Kobo stands in the way of Amazon's total e-book domination. Now, the company is hoping to steal a march on its rival by introducing the… Go To Full Article

AMD R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers

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The alternative OS gurus at Phoronix have pit Gallium3D drivers versus AMD's Catalyst drivers using a Radeon R9 290. After yesterday delivering the first open-source benchmarks of the Radeon R9 290, here's the open-source driver (RadeonSI Gallium3D) vs. closed-source driver… Go To Full Article

Hangouts in Gmail finally floats online friends to the top

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Those of us who've been frustrated that Hangouts in Gmail has been displaying conversations in chronological order rather than who's online are about to get some relief. Rolling out over the next few days, a new tab in the Hangouts… Go To Full Article

BRAVEN Introduces the 705 Portable Wireless Speaker

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BRAVEN paints the audio world in vibrant colors with the 705 portable Bluetooth speaker. The ideal mobile speaker for tune lovers wishing to add a pop of color to their everyday music companion, BRAVEN's 705 features an outstanding combination of… Go To Full Article

GammaTech Adds P24 Series All-in-One PC to Its DURABOOK Lineup

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GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook, tablet, and PC devices, has added a series of all-in-one computers to its award-winning DURABOOK lineup. Featuring a 24" full high-definition display, the thin-style P24 lineup comes with… Go To Full Article

Bloomberg claims a 12.9-inch iPad is coming next year

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The rumor mill surrounding Apple is at full force right now. But while people are still waiting for the supposed bigger-screen iPhone (or iPhones) and a smartwatch to show up, we can now add one more device to the list.… Go To Full Article

VMware, NVIDIA and Google Enabling Graphics-Rich Applications on Chromebooks

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Today at VMworld 2014, VMware, NVIDIA and Google announced a collaborative effort to deliver high-performance virtual desktops and workstation-class graphics to Google Chromebooks. Showcased as a technology preview, the solution demonstrates the next generation of VMware Blast Performance and NVIDIA… Go To Full Article

AMD R7 Series SSD 240 GB

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AMD is one of the leading manufacturer of Graphics Cards. But in cooperation with OCZ, they have produced a complete new SSD Series lineup with gaming in mind. Go To Full Article

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