ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-10-20 read/post comments()

The mini PC kit ECS has offered is shipped in a DIY format, and incorporates a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. The footprint of the product allows us to carry it anywhere and it can be even powered by an USB powerbank, if it can deliver at least 2.1 A. read more

Vivi wins MSI MOA 2014 Grand Final

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-17 read/post comments()

It is that time of the year again, when the best overclockers of the world gather in the center of hardware, Taipei City for the yearly clash at MSI's Master Overclocking Arena. MOA 2014 is spread out over two days: on day one aka the Classic Battle, the overclockers work with hardware provided by the present sponsors: MSI, Intel, Kingston, G.Skill, Cooler Master, ViewSonic and SteelSeries. Day two, the No Limits Battle has the goal to break as many World Records with, of course, MSI hardware. read more


Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2014-10-15 read/post comments()

The newest reincarnation of the COOKOO watch features numerous improvements and now the watches are split in two different categories, the Sporty Chic Collection but also the Urban Explorer Collection. Thanks to the simplified notification system and Bluetooth LE, the internal battery can last up to one full year and it can be replaced by simply removing the back cover with a familiar CR2032 model. read more

COUGAR 700M Aluminum Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-10-13 read/post comments()

COUGAR 700M is an interesting futuristic mouse which features the popular ADNS-9800 sensor which allows DPI values up to 8200. Adjustments are available for the palm rest in order to fit with multiple hand shapes and also for allowing both claw and palm grips; value is added via the configuration software which allows full button remapping, adjusting the DPI steps, macros, LED lighting and so on. read more

Elephone G3 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-10-10 read/post comments(0)

Elephone has recently launched the G3, a terminal aimed at older users at a surprisingly low sale price. What are we offered for just $50? A smartphone incorporating one 4.5’’ IPS screen and has at its core a dual-core MTK6572 SoC at 1GHz, while the video acceleration is managed by a Mali-400 MP1 at 500MHz. For added value we also get a screen protector and a transparent silicone case. read more

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

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-10-09 read/post comments()

The HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo card features a proven 2-fan cooling system and is overclocked from the factory; the custom PCB ensures stability, better overclocking potential and the card should run fine games up to 2560x1440 with medium to high detail levels. read more
Others/All-in-one PC Giada D2308U Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2014-10-07
Videocards/VGA Reviews Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 285 WindForce OC Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-10-06
Others/All-in-one PC iconBIT Toucan Nano 4K Android Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2014-10-02
Cases & PSU/Cases Corsair Carbide 240 AIR Computer Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-01
Motherboards/Intel S1150 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-09-29

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Cooler Master's Nepton 240M liquid cooler reviewed

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
I've always been fascinated by liquid-cooling setups for PCs. When I started building my own computers about a decade ago, liquid cooling had an exotic mystique. It was the mark of the most dedicated enthusiast, a mad-scientist-y whirl of custom… Go To Full Article

Apple acknowledges iCloud attack, says servers were not affected

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Following reports yesterday that China was secretly collecting data from iCloud users, Apple has confirmed to Dow Jones that it is aware of network attacks on its service. The iPhone maker said it knows about "intermittent organized network attacks"... Go To Full Article

PhotoMath uses your phone's camera to solve equations

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Need a little help getting through your next big math exam? MicroBlink has an app that could help you study more effectively -- perhaps too effectively. Its newly unveiled PhotoMath for iOS and Windows Phone (Android is due in early… Go To Full Article

Google now lets you prove your identity with a USB security key

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
It shouldn't surprise you that Google's a big proponent of online security, and that's why it's rolling out support for a new way to prove you are you who are: a USB Security Key. Google's normal approach to two-step authorization… Go To Full Article

XFX Radeon R9 285 Black Edition Video Card Review

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Today we are reviewing the new XFX Radeon R9 285 Black Edition video card. We will compare it to a pair of GeForce GTX 760 based GPUs to determine the best at the sub-$250 price point. XFX states that it… Go To Full Article

Google's redesigned Play Music app offers stations that suit your mood

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
You know how there were hints that Google Play Music was about to get a Material Design makeover? As it turns out, that's just a small piece of what's in store. Google has updated its Play Music Android, iOS and… Go To Full Article

MSI GTX980 Gaming 4G Review

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Since the Nvidia GTX970 and GTX980 launch last month, we have looked at a wide cross section of partner solutions. Today we review the MSI GTX980 Gaming 4G – the big brother of the formidable MSI GTX970 Gaming 4G, which… Go To Full Article

Get Shorty: Gigabyte intros mini GeForce GTX 970

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Gigabyte already has two GeForce GTX 970 cards in its stable, but both of them are over a foot long, which isn't exactly ideal for small-form-factor systems. Thankfully, the company is prepping a much shorter version sized for Mini-ITX builds.… Go To Full Article

Razer's Nabu smart band nears launch with a trip to the FCC

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
You'd be forgiven if you don't remember Razer's Nabu smart band. The company unveiled the activity tracker at CES in January, only to delay the release to late spring... and then to remain mostly silent as that launch window came… Go To Full Article

Adesso Launches the iMouse M20 Wireless Ergonomic Mouse

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Adesso Inc., a leading manufacturer of computer input peripherals, has released the Adesso iMouse M20 Wireless Ergonomic Optical Mouse. While its wireless capability prevents clutter, iMouse M20's stylish, ergonomic design eliminates hand strain, while bringing great cursor control. Go To Full Article

Toshiba intros $330 notebook with 360-degree hinge

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Are Lenovo's Yoga laptops too rich for your blood? Good news: Toshiba has announced a budget ultraportable that features a similar 360-degree hinge design. It's called the Satellite Radius 11, and it's coming on October 26 with a $329.99 starting… Go To Full Article

ASUS STRIX GTX 980 OC 4 GB @ techPowerUp

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
The ASUS GTX 980 STRIX OC is the company's latest flagship, featuring completely passive operation in idle and light load, and an extremely quiet cooler during full-on gaming. The GTX 980 STRIX also impresses with its power consumption, which is… Go To Full Article

Deepcool Maelstrom 120 Cooler

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
"The Deepcool Maelstrom 120 arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review the Maelstrom 120 AIO-Cooler with one 120mm Fan and a Single-Radiator compared with many other Cooler on a Intel Core i5 4670K CPU." Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Core V31 Case Launched with Tt LCS Certification

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, introduces Core V31 window mid-tower chassis with exclusive Tt LCS Certification, a new addition to the Core Series, which has now arrived following the launch of… Go To Full Article

iPhone 6 sales keep eclipsing 6 Plus, supply and demand not evened out yet

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Apple’s thriving financial prosperity is glaring from a couple of new reports summing up iPhone 6/6 Plus supply ratios and popularity, as well as a fresh exalted statement issued by Tim Cook in regards to flourishing demand. It’s no big… Go To Full Article

SK Hynix Developed the World's Highest Density 16 GB NVDIMM

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
SK Hynix Inc. announced that it has developed the world's highest density 16 GB (Gigabytes) of NVDIMM (Non Volatile DIMM) based on 4 Gb (Gigabit) DDR4 using its advanced 20 nm class technology. This NVDIMM is able… Go To Full Article

Carvey's desktop carving machine lets anyone be an industrial designer

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
We love desktop 3D printers, except that it's often hard to do anything with the flimsy, thermoplastic results. However, the folks at Inventables want to change that with Carvey, a home-based CNC machine that etches your designs on wood or… Go To Full Article

Ferrari's hybrid commits sacrilege, rolls in electric-only mode

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Pop quiz, hotshot. How much horsepower do you get with a 789HP V12 and 160HP electric motor? Any Ferrari fan knows the (insane) answer: 949. That's the total output from the $1.69 million hybrid LaFerrari, and Ferrari has always said… Go To Full Article

In the developing world, the internet sleeps at night

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Okay, so the internet never really sleeps, but in some parts of the world, people do switch their internet connections off at night. A team of researchers from the University of Southern California pinged 4 billion IP address every 11… Go To Full Article

ZOTAC GTX 780 AMP! Edition Graphics Card Review @ TechwareLabs

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
About a year ago ZOTAC introduced us to the GTX 780 AMP! edition, and this card is still one of the best cards on the market. The original GTX 780 is a beast right out of the box, which offers… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 Hands-On Review

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Recently Microsoft unveiled the next version of its massively popular Windows operating-system: Windows 10. The oddly named successor to Windows 8 aims to bring back the familiarity of Windows 7, while still bringing something new and fresh to the table. Go To Full Article

Google wants to help you leave iOS for Android Lollipop

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
So, you've taken a look at the new iPhones and iPads and thought to yourself: "Nah, it's time to see if the grass really is greener on the other side." Well, good timing, because Google has published a guide to… Go To Full Article

Apple really doesn't want you to upgrade the Mac Mini

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
After the new-but-not-very-fresh iPad mini 3, the most disappointing part of Apple's recent show-and-tell was the $499 Mac mini -- the RAM is now soldered in, making it impossible to upgrade. iFixit has just revealed that the model has other...… Go To Full Article

GloFo gets a Big Blue boost

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
As we reported yesterday, IBM has sold off its semiconductor business giving Global Foundries (GloFo) a considerable leg up in the foundry business. IBM spelled out the details saying that GloFo will get its intellectual property, technology… Go To Full Article

Thecus® & Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
Introducing the benefits of Thecus hardware and Microsoft software With the announcement last month of the award-winning Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials NAS release, Microsoft and Thecus have lain down the gauntlet for the storage industry. Featuring…

[M] Vivi wins MSI MOA 2014 Grand Final

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
It is that time of the year again, when the best overclockers of the world gather in the center of hardware, Taipei City for the yearly clash at MSI's Master Overclocking Arena. MOA 2014 is spread out over two days:… Go To Full Article

Thermalright Announces HR-02 Macho Zero CPU Cooler

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
Since its release in the summer of 2011, the Macho is undoubtedly the first choice for hardware enthusiasts who are looking for a very powerful and quiet CPU cooler. Now, the favorite Thermalright cooler of all times is available in… Go To Full Article

In Win Launches 707 and 703 PC Chassis

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
In Win Development Inc., a leading innovator in PC design and winner of internationally renowned design awards, has today announced availability of its new 707 full-tower and 703 mid-tower, mainstream PC chassis. Available initially in Gaming Black,… Go To Full Article

Streacom Announces NC2 NUC Case

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
Streacom is pleased to announce the NC2, the bigger brother of our ultra compact NC1 NUC chassis. With the release of Haswell NUC boards, we saw the introduction of SATA ports and the need for internal 2.5″ storage. Go To Full Article

'Assassin's Creed' and 'Watch Dogs' lead Jade Raymond has left Ubisoft

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
The driving force behind some of Ubisoft's most successful franchises and best moments is no longer with the game maker as of today. Jade Raymond, executive producer on Assassin's Creed II, Watch Dogs and Splinter Cell: Blacklist, has left the...… Go To Full Article

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