Corsair Gaming Sabre Optical RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-04-21 read/post comments()

We have tried multiple titles (Heroes of the Storm, Dying Light, Dirty Bomb, CounterStrike Global Offensive) with the Sabre Optical RGB and we were pretty impressed with the overall comfort, which was matched by precision thanks to the latest Avago ADNS S3988 6400DPI sensor. The mouse was designed only to be used by right-handers and on the laterals we have an arched design for obtaining a good grip.   read more

Blackview Breeze Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-04-16 read/post comments()

This model was mainly built for people with lower budgets, which do not have enough cash to invest in higher-specced models and Blackview has picked one of the mainstream SoCs (MT6582) of 2013 to equip it, which now also has sources for building Android 5.0 distributions. read more

QNAP TVS-863+ AMD Turbo vNAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-04-10 read/post comments()

With the latest TVS-863+ 10GbE-ready Turbo vNAS, QNAP is proposing a centralized solution featuring the latest technologies and integrating new AMD-based hardware with the quad-core embedded SoC which is clocked at 2.4GHz, which is also powered by AMD Radeon Graphics. The system is housed inside a proven mini-tower NAS metallic case, with a LCD screen and buttons in order to perform some actions right from the frontal area. read more

Blackview Omega Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-04-03 read/post comments(0)

Omega is one of the latest smartphones of Blackview, featuring the established MT6592 SoC at 1.7GHz from Mediatek and is paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage. The selfie camera is 5MP, while the shooter from the back is powered by the Sony IMX135 13MP sensor and it does have a battery of 2100mAh. read more

HIS Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-03-31 read/post comments(0)

The Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station from HIS is a real help when we are frequently on the road or even at offices if using compact laptops/ultrabooks with a low number of ports. With laptops and Windows tablets, we are able to have up to four displays on at the same time (the internal display, the second display via the tablet/laptop HDMI output, third and fourth display thanks to the dock), but also plenty of USB ports for data transfer, quick charging or connecting various peripherals. In case we lack a LAN port, the dock also provides it for us, along with an additional headphone and microphone jack. read more

Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-03-28 read/post comments()

The Stream S06 4TB variant from Silicon Power is incorporating drives from Seagate, and to be more exact the ST4000DM000 model, which is built to support the 6Gb/s SATA interface, with a spindle speed of 5900RPM. The drive is featuring four platters, 1TB each and comes with a power consumption of 7.5W in normal operation, IDLE of 5W, while the sleep mode would only require 0.75W. read more
Storage/HDD Toshiba MG04ACA400A 4TB Enterprise HDD Review by stefan @ 2015-03-21
Storage/NAS ASUSTOR AS5104T 4-bay NAS Review by stefan @ 2015-03-17
Mobile/Smart Phones KingSing T8 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-03-10
Audio/Others Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2015-03-09
Storage/NAS Thecus N4310 Soho/Home Linux NAS Server Review by stefan @ 2015-03-06

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

[M] Corsair Gaming Sabre Optical RGB Gaming Mouse Review

@ 2015/04/21 read/post comments(0)
We have tried multiple titles (Heroes of the Storm, Dying Light, Dirty Bomb, CounterStrike Global Offensive) with the Sabre Optical RGB and we were pretty impressed with the overall comfort, which was matched by precision thanks to the latest Avago… Go To Full Article

Chevy's self-driving concept car is straight out of sci-fi

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Thought that Mercedes' F 015 self-driving car was futuristic? It looks old hat next to GM's autonomous electric concept, the Chevrolet-FNR. The pod-like design appears ripped straight from a sci-fi flick, complete with crystal laser lights, "dragonfl... Go To Full Article

Disney Research making dubbed movies more believeable

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"This town's like a great big chicken, just waiting to get plucked." That line is one of the more unintentionally funny results of cleaning up 1983's notoriously blue Scarface for cable, and new insight from Disney Research could make awkward… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Define S Window Review @ Vortez

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Today, Fractal Design released the Define S – a stylish mid-tower designed for water cooling enthusiasts. Define S adopts an internal design which breaks away from the norm to supply system builders with a wealth of flexibility. Go To Full Article

Google wants you to download your web search history

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Wondering what you were searching for online a few years ago? You now have a (relatively) easy way to find out. Google has quietly trotted out an option to download your entire search history. So long as you searched using… Go To Full Article

IKEA's future kitchen tells you how to cook

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For IKEA, your future kitchen shouldn't just have the occasional smart appliance -- it should be a technology hub. The furniture store's Concept Kitchen 2025 includes tech and other helpful additions meant to save both time and resources, such a… Go To Full Article

MSI OC Academy Sub-Zero Overclocking Event

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We were in Cambridge over the weekend for MSI and TeamGB’s first OC Academy tour. In coordination with TeamGB overclockers and a number of sponsors, the OC Academy is designed to give enthusiasts a chance to benchmark a selection of… Go To Full Article

AMD could launch the R9 390X and R9 395X2 graphics cards by June

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A new report published today by Fudzilla claims AMD is likely to introduce at least two new Fiji GPU based cards in June. Based on information available so far, the Fiji based GPUs in the AMD Radeon R9 300 series… Go To Full Article

Nokia all set to re-enter smartphone market next year

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Just as expected, Nokia is planning to re-enter the smartphone market with a new line of smartphones and other mobile devices by the end of next year. According to information received by Re/code, Nokia plans to come out with a… Go To Full Article

Wireless connection using LEDs, 10X the bandwidth of Wi-Fi

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Soon people may be able to leverage LED lighting tech to increase their Wi-Fi bandwidth up to 10X its current standard. Researchers from Oregon State University have created what they’re referring to as WiFO, a system that uses LEDs’ capabilities… Go To Full Article

Chrome's push notifications reach your Android phone

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Chrome's website push notifications are no longer confined to your desktop -- they now surface on your phone, too. Grab Chrome 42 for Android and you can opt into alerts from websites that show up no matter what you're doing.… Go To Full Article

Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 360 D5/UT Liquid Cooling Review

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Alphacool is a well known manufacturer of computer water cooling components and accessories. In this review we look at their new Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 360 D5/UT Liquid Cooling. Go To Full Article

ASUS Strix Pro Gaming Headset Review

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ASUS is one of the world's largest and leading manufacturers hardware products, and they sell millions of motherbards and other hardware components every year. In this review we look at the ASUS Strix Pro Gaming Headset.… Go To Full Article

Samsung Introduces New 8" and 9.7" Galaxy Tab A Tablets

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Today Samsung Electronics America announced two new tablets that are coming to market in the United States. Samsung's new Galaxy Tab A tablets come in 8.0" and 9.7" sizes, and Samsung is marketing them as tablets that are well suited… Go To Full Article

The Pax 2 vaporizer makes its predecessor look half-baked

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I immediately fell in love with the original Pax vaporizer when it debuted back in 2012. Its compact and lightweight construction belied a powerful three-stage conduction oven, while the sleek, push-button design made it far more intuitive and user-f...… Go To Full Article

Intel's success in China hinges on budget phones and tablets

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"China is the number one market with connected products." That was how Intel's Senior Vice President Kirk Skaugen kicked off his keynote at IDF in Shenzhen, citing China's staggering 30 percent share of worldwide connected device purchases in 2014. ... Go To Full Article

The Best Portable Vaporizer (so far)

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This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com. After testing ten portable vaporizers so far, we recommend the Crafty, a new portable model from… Go To Full Article

Samsung's wide Galaxy Tab A arrives in the US on May 1st

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After the better part of a year, Samsung is ready to launch new tablets in the States -- if not quite the high-end models you might be looking for. It's releasing 8- and 9.7-inch versions of the Galaxy Tab A,… Go To Full Article

Sony's latest receivers and sound bars pack Google Cast streaming

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LG isn't the only tech giant rolling out Google Cast-friendly devices this month. Sony is launching two AV receivers (the STR-DN860 and STR-DN1060) and two sound bars (the HT-NT3 and the HT-ST9, above) that all take audio from Google Cast-capable… Go To Full Article

'Heroes of the Storm' pits 'StarCraft against 'Warcraft' in June

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More than three years after Blizzard announced it would be making a competitor to League of Legends and Dota 2, that game finally has an official release date. Heroes of the Storm comes out June 2nd, brining with it seven… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design's Define S is a leaner, meaner R5

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Fractal Design is expanding its Define series with a new model, the Define S. This case maintains the understated design that we've seen from the company's other enclosures, like the Define R5, but Fractal has made some big changes inside. Go To Full Article

Floating solar rafts come to light

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Japanese firm Kyocera said that it has finished construction of two floating solar power plants in Japan. The floating rafts, built at Nishira Pond and Higashihira Pond in the Hyogo preferecture will generate 3,300 megawatt hours (MWh)… Go To Full Article

GTA V Is NOT A Gaming Evolved Title

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It would seem that there was some sort of mix up last week when we were told by AMD that Grand Theft Auto V was the latest edition to the Gaming Evolved family. AMD's PR team has reached out to… Go To Full Article

Elon Musk nearly sold Tesla to Google in 2013

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Tesla frequently comes across as a fiercely independent automaker, but that wasn't always the case... at least, if you ask Bloomberg. Its sources claim that Elon Musk almost secured a deal for Google to buy Tesla in early 2013, when… Go To Full Article

AMD says Windows 10 will be released in late July

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Microsoft has been coy about the exact release date of Windows 10 thus far, telling us only to expect a launch this summer. AMD may have tipped Redmond's hand, however. During the question-and-answer segment of AMD's latest earnings call, CEO… Go To Full Article

Your Android Wear devices will work even when your phone's at home

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There's a new kid on the smartwatch block, which means that Google needs to make sure that its own gear is ready for the challenge. That's why the company is pushing out new features to its Android Wear devices in… Go To Full Article

Say farewell to OnePlus One invites while waiting for the phone’s sequel

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No more waiting in line for the “unsettling” budget flagship, and no more open sales just one day a week. The April Fools’ drones are all gone, that utopian gaming console was probably a hoax, and the OnePlus 2 smartphone… Go To Full Article

Sony makes the Xperia Z4 official in Japan

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Sony’s newest flagship is a minor upgrade over the Xperia Z3. It looks like the high amount of leaks surrounding the Xperia Z4 has prompted Sony in foregoing any huge announcement of its latest flagship, as the company has quietly… Go To Full Article

Smartphone shipments fall

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Sales of smartphones fell by 9.2 percent in the first quarter of this year and that trend is going to continue during this, second quarter, too. Trendforce, a Taiwanese market research company said that there’s unsold stock… Go To Full Article

Flat panel shipments hit

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Sales of Taiwanese manufactured TFT LCD screens amounted to 60 million in the first quarter of this year, but that’s down marginally over three percent compared to the same quarter last year. Digitimes Research (DR) said that… Go To Full Article

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