Thecus N4310 Soho/Home Linux NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-03-06 read/post comments(0)

The latest N4310 SOHO/Home NAS from Thecus is a visible upgrade over their low-cost N2310, both outside and inside; the hardware has been beefed up regarding the number of USB 3.0 ports, we’ve got more internal RAM and the SoC frequency (AMCC APM86491RDK) is now 1GHz instead of only 800MHz. read more

Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-03-02 read/post comments()

The latest NovaTouch TKL keyboard from Cooler Master is featuring revised switches made in cooperation with Topre which can accommodate regular Cherry MX keycaps and the manufacturer has also included O-rings In order to prevent bottoming out and this way some of the noise is eliminated. read more

G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q-GRR 16GB Memory Kit Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2015-03-02 read/post comments()

With the release of Intel's high end X99 platform aka Haswell-E last year DDR4 became available for the big masses. Besides the massive available bandwidth these DDR4 modules can also pack a far higher density per stick. All this goodness is available at your disposal while requiring a mere 1.2-1.35Volts. Only drawback, as with each new technology at launch is the high retail price, Things have settled a bit and prices are slowly plummeting. Today we have a look at one of G.Skill enthusiast kits: the Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q quad channel kit. While they have even faster kits in their lineup, ranging up to a massive 3400MHz out of the box. Today's reviewed 3000C15 kit has been heralded by many… read more

Xiaomi Mi4 64GB Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-02-24 read/post comments(0)

After testing a lot of aspects of the Mi4 smartphone which was the Xiaomi flagship of last year, we can consider ourselves quite impressed in terms of performance and the gap it has created over the mainstream models we have tested in the past is quite big. read more

Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-02-22 read/post comments(0)

TransMemory-EX II is not a product to skip from Toshiba since it features very good transfer speeds when working with large files (confirmed from the performed benchmarks), a solid build and also comes with EX II Pad Locker, which adds value to the product. read more

NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-02-16 read/post comments(0)

DOKO is a new PC streaming device from NZXT which allows connecting peripherals remotely thanks to the USB Over IP technology and connects to our TV via HDMI (1080P@30Hz). For optimal experience, we are recommended to connect the DOKO directly to our router on a wired connection and the same thing must be said about the station we are streaming from; if the bandwidth is not sufficient because of an improper connection, we may experience desyncs or even artifacts. read more
Storage/Other Silicon Power Mobile X31 OTG USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-02-13
Cooling/Water Cooling Corsair Hydro H110i GT CPU Cooler Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-02-10
Others/Miscelleneous Noreve iPad Air 2 Protective Cases Review by stefan @ 2015-02-06
Storage/Other Patriot Memory Supersonic Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-02-04
Mobile/Tablets Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Tablet Review by stefan @ 2015-01-29

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[M] Thecus N4310 Soho/Home Linux NAS Server Review

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The latest N4310 SOHO/Home NAS from Thecus is a visible upgrade over their low-cost N2310, both outside and inside; the hardware has been beefed up regarding the number of USB 3.0 ports, we’ve got more internal RAM and the SoC… Go To Full Article

Akasa Intros Euler T and Euler M Cases

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Akasa made two stylish new additions to its slim mini-ITX case lineup, the Euler T, and Euler M. Built completely with chunky aluminium panels that double up as heatsinks for the CPU, capable of passive cooling CPUs with TDP of… Go To Full Article

Rinspeed reimagines the BMW i3 EV as a self-driving car

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Rinspeed did a fantastic visual recreation of the Tesla Model S as a moving living room last year, and now it has given the BMW i3 EV a similar treatment. The Swiss car restorer and conjurer of futuristic concepts has… Go To Full Article

Harrison Ford injured after crash-landing on a golf course

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Actor Harrison Ford (Blade Runner, Indiana Jones, Star Wars -- seriously, it's Harrison Ford) reportedly suffered "moderate injuries" after the P-22 he was flying (solo) crash-landed at a Los Angeles golf course this afternoon. According to the Assoc... Go To Full Article

Steam-like engine could help man colonize Mars

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A steam engine derivative could possibly enable human beings to colonize other planets. Researchers from Northumbria Unversity in Newcastle are looking at the possibility of leveraging what’s known as the Leidenfrost effect to create engines that work a bit like… Go To Full Article

Google's 'Nexus' phone network might only be for Nexus 6 phones

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Google exec Sundar Pichai confirmed this week that the company plans to launch its own wireless service, but a Wall Street Journal report claims it will only work with Google's Nexus 6 smartphone. Pichai stressed that the service would not… Go To Full Article

HiFiMAN HE-400i Planar Magnetic Headphones @ techPowerUp

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HiFiMAN has always been known to produce some pretty interesting high-end headphones. Today, we take a look at the new HE-400i. It uses the same magnet array technology HiFiMAN introduced with the critically acclaimed HE-560. Go To Full Article

Fitbit bought a personal training app to improve your workouts

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Fitbit announced a trio of new fitness trackers back in the fall, and today, the company is making moves to improve how those gadgets tackle workouts. The wearable maker acquired FitStar, an app that serves up video-based personal training sessions… Go To Full Article

Logitech’s new G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Gaming Mouse goes official

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Logitech today unveiled its new G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition game mouse that has been designed based on feedback the company received from the gaming and eSports community. The mouse features Logitech’s G exclusive Delta Zero optical sensor technology for… Go To Full Article

be quiet! Silent Base 800 Mid Tower Case Review @ Neoseeker

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We have the be quiet! Silent Base 800 mid tower case on our review bench today. As you will expect from the manufacturer and product name, the Silent Base 800 touts sound insulation during operation as a key feature but… Go To Full Article

AMD R9 300-series graphics cards to be announced in June at Computex 2015

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It was earlier believed that AMD will be revealing its new Radeon R9-300 series graphics cards family by this month, with sales beginning by the end of this month or early April. However, according to a new report from Kitguru,… Go To Full Article

Apple will reportedly debut its music streaming service at WWDC

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If you're hoping that Apple will launch its retooled music streaming service alongside a smartwatch next week, you'll have to wait a bit longer. 9to5Mac reports that Monday's "Spring Forward" event won't include details on the next phase of iTunes/Be... Go To Full Article

Android 5.1 reportedly set to roll out later this week

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The 2013 Nexus 7 is slated to be the first device to get the update. Nexus users aren’t too happy with how things are going at the moment. Despite owning the latest and greatest Google flagships, they have seen the… Go To Full Article

Steam Controller gets November release, $50 price tag

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It seems like Valve's SteamOS living-room PC initiative is finally starting to gain some, well, steam. Valve has given its Steam Controller an official product page, and the hardware looks pretty good. Go To Full Article

Gmail's iPhone app adds iOS 8 features, makes notifications interactive

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It's hard out there for Gmail addicts on iOS, who still don't have an app that's as robust as Gmail on Android. But at least things are getting a bit better: Google just released version 4.0 of its Gmail iOS… Go To Full Article

Microsoft claims DirectX12 will bring 20% improvement in graphics performance

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Wondering how much of an improvement Microsoft’s upcoming DirectX12 API will bring to your PC? Well, according to Microsoft, DirectX12 should bring an improvement of 20 percent in your graphics frame rate. During Intel’s press conference at the Game Developers… Go To Full Article

Get ready to use Shazam to identify objects

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Shazam comes in handy for identifying tunes that you may not immediately recognize, and soon, the app will hunt for details on unfamiliar products, too. That's right, the next step for the popular music reference software includes tasks like Shazamin... Go To Full Article

Google helps you compare car insurance in the US

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Let's face it: Google's internet knowledge is handy for a number of tasks. As of today, though, the folks in Mountain View want to help you sort out car insurance. That's right, Google now offers a Compare tool that'll allow… Go To Full Article

The Office 2016 for Mac preview is now available

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While Microsoft is hard at work on the final version of Office 2016 for Mac that'll arrive later this year, it's offering folks who are too eager to wait an early look. The preview version of Redmond's productivity suite is… Go To Full Article

How a spinning chair made virtual reality feel more real

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When donning a VR headset, it's easy to be awestruck by whatever 3D world you find yourself in. It's a whole new medium that simply can't be replicated on a TV. Still, there are reasons the likes of Oculus and… Go To Full Article

Avegant's Glyph video headset will change how you see movies

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Some products have a hard time ever getting to market. Some (seem to) come out of nowhere. Then there's the Avegant Glyph video headset. It initially launched on Kickstarter back in January 2014 (raising a cool $1.5-million). Along the way… Go To Full Article

How to Enable Scroll Bars in OS X to Improve Usability

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If you’re new to Macs, you might have noticed that there are no scroll bars in Finder windows, webpages, and so on. This can be difficult (and annoying) to get used to but, thankfully, you don’t have to. Go To Full Article

Unlocked Socketed 65W Broadwell Iris Pro Desktop CPU Demoed by Intel at GDC15

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The next twelve months are set to be exciting times for the desktop space for Intel. While the current fifth generation mobile processors are coming to market, and the sixth generation being talked about in hushed tones, Intel demonstrated a… Go To Full Article

The creator of the gTar returns with a teach-yourself keyboard

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The first time you played Guitar Hero (or Rock Band), you probably wished that someone would invent a real guitar that could teach you how to play in the same manner. Shortly afterward, the gTar was invented, that showed budding… Go To Full Article

AMD FreeSync Update

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There are plenty of users looking for FreeSync displays, and for those of us in the US we will have to wait a bit longer. However, AMD sends word today that FreeSync displays are now available in select regions in… Go To Full Article

Google wants to help make you a better bartender

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If you've ever searched for the name a capital city or a celebrity's place of birth, then you'll probably be familiar Google's Knowledge Graph. It's a cool little feature that picks out and displays the answers to questions, saving you… Go To Full Article

Connect to your mainframe with your smartphone

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Macro 4 said it is now a piece of cake to connect via the web to your IBM mainframe -if you have one of those in your back room using a smartphone and a tablet. The company… Go To Full Article

Apple puts big iPad on hold

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Apple was originally going to release a 12.9 inch iPad this spring but now it appears the project will be put back to later this year, or even early in 2016. The Wall Street Journal said that… Go To Full Article

Crocs 'midair shoe store' is staffed by drones

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My friends and family don't let me wear Crocs. But still, I'm in the middle of Tokyo to see Crocs send a drone flying to pick up a (hypothetical) customers' shoes. It's all to do with promoting the shoemaker's new… Go To Full Article

House of Lords calls for drone owners to be put on a register

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Ever since a drunk intelligence officer crashed a drone on the White House lawn, questions have been raised about their safety and how such "accidents" can be avoided in the future. Drone makers have already introduced measures to restrict drone… Go To Full Article

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