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

Samsung's big Galaxy Tab 4 gets the Barnes & Noble treatment

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
We weren't terribly fond of Samsung and Barnes & Noble's first tablet mashup, but it seems at least a few people were. If you happen to fall into that category, congratulations -- that odd couple has something else that might… Go To Full Article

First Win10 Tech Preview update adds Action Center

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
The Windows 10 Technical Preview has been out for only three weeks, and already, Microsoft has pushed out an updated build to testers. Known as build 9860, the update weighs anywhere from 2GB to 2.74GB "depending on CPU architecture and… Go To Full Article

iMac with Retina display review

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
When Apple held one of its big keynotes last week, it was easy to think of it as "iPad day." Sure enough, the company announced some upgraded tablets, but it was a desktop, of all things, that stole the show.… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Core V71 Case Review @ TechwareLabs

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
Today we are taking a look at one of Thermaltake's top of the line cases, the Core V71. This full-tower beast has a subtle curved mesh exterior, a fully modular internal design, a massive amount of built-in air cooling, and… Go To Full Article

Intel Core i7 "Broadwell-E" HEDT Chips Arrive in 2016

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
Intel is beginning to put out the first details of its next high-end desktop (HEDT) processors, internally. Codenamed "Broadwell-E," the company's next Core i7 HEDT chips will be built in the existing LGA2011v3 package, and will be compatible with existing… Go To Full Article

Avegant Glyph personal theater headset gets closer to market

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
When we first saw the Avegant Glyph earlier this year, it was still in its alpha stage. The home theater headset that literally looks like a pair of chunky headphones for your eyes did impress us with its stunning visuals,… Go To Full Article

Hands-on with the Xbox One's TV tuner

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
The Xbox One's €29.99/£24.99 TV Tuner is now available, but it's far from just a glorified channel changer for Microsoft's console. As we mentioned, it came out only in Europe because many of us across the pond get our TV… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Announces New Toughpower and Toughpower Grand PSU Models

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, launches a series of premium 80 PLUS Gold certified as well as high wattage power supply units which are Toughpower Series (1000W/1200W/1500W) and Toughpower Grand Series… Go To Full Article

Microsoft’s elusive first smartwatch looms closer and closer

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
A working prototype of Microsoft’s oft-rumored rookie wearable effort may have recently shown up on film, in an “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” episode, and a mysterious FCC certification lends even more credence to the purported imminence of said smartwatch. Didn’t pay… Go To Full Article

G.Skill Releases Extreme Performance Phoenix Blade Series 480GB PCIe SSD

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
G.SKILL International Co., Ltd., the leading high performance memory and SSD designer and manufacturer, is excited to announce the Phoenix Blade Series PCIe SSD, the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity storage device. The Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD is the perfect… Go To Full Article

DeepCool GamerStorm GF120 Review @ Vortez

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
The DeepCool Gamer Storm GF120 is a 120mm PWM fan with a nine-bladed removable impeller. Despite the impeller being removable, the GF120 is waterproof, dust-proof and proof against oil leakage. The GF120 comes with a speed-reducing adapter and a set… Go To Full Article

Here’s Why Windows 8.1′s Encryption Doesn’t Seem to Scare the FBI

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
The FBI isn’t happy about the latest versions of iOS and Android using encryption by default. FBI director James Comey has been blasting both Apple and Google. Microsoft is never mentioned — but Windows 8.1 uses encryption by default, too. Go To Full Article

Smart skates can help prevent figure skating injuries

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
A team of engineers at Brigham Young University are developing smart skates specifically for athletes who spin, jump and do crazy pirouettes on ice. Why? Well, figure skaters land with a force equal to six times their body weight when… Go To Full Article

Apple iPad Air 2 benchmark reveals three-core A8X CPU and 2GB of RAM

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
The benchmark suggests Apple is finally ready to move on from dual-core processors and 1GB of RAM. The iPad Air 2, like most previous iPads, runs on an improved version of the processor powering the latest iPhone(s). At the tablet’s… Go To Full Article

Finally, an open-source smart toothbrush with a subscription plan

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
If you ever thought to yourself, "Self, I need a crowdfunded toothbrush that tracks my oral activities," you're in luck. The folks at Goodwell estimate that we'll each go through some 300 toothbrushes over the course of our lifetime. As… Go To Full Article

Outsourcing is a fail

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
While the services market grew in 2013, revenues failed to shine. That’s according to a report from market research company IDC, which said the whole service market grew from 12.3 percent in 2012 to 13.4 percent last… Go To Full Article

Apple Maps now lets small business owners add their own info

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
When Tim Cook apologized for Apple Maps in 2012, he promised to do everything to make the app better. The company's latest push to improve its navigation app involves putting all the small businesses it can on Apple Maps --… Go To Full Article

How to Jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 8.1 and install Cydia

@ 2014/10/23 read/post comments(0)
First, backup your device and upgrade to iOS 8.1 if you haven’t already. Next, download the latest version of PanGu (I used version 1.0.1). PanGu is Chinese, so don’t expect to be able to read anything unless… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE Black Edition Promotion

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Gigabyte now offers all end-users who buy a Z97 black model (Z97X-UD3H-BK, Z97X-UD5H-BK and Z97X-Gaming-Wifi-BK), the possibility to upgrade their MB free of charge within the 3 years warranty. On top of this they offer 2 years extra warranty. The…

XOTIC PC Announces the Limited Edition Reaper Gaming Desktop

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
XOTIC PC has served the needs of gamers, designers and business owners since 1999 with custom built laptop and desktop PCs. Engineered for maximum performance, XOTIC PC strives to provide their customers with the ultimate blend of top quality components… Go To Full Article

Super Talent Announces its Second Micro-USB Interface Storage Device

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, announces its Pico Motile USB drive. The Pico Motile is a smaller version of Super Talent's Motile USB drive that provides users an option to transfer files on the… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Launches Nepton 120XL and 240M in the EU

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator, and manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced the Nepton 120XL and 240M, the latest additions to the Nepton all-in-one liquid cooling series by Cooler Master. Cooler master launched its… Go To Full Article

Google backs Magic Leap, a mysterious augmented reality startup

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Google has just thrown its weight behind an augmented reality startup shrouded in mystery. Along with Qualcomm and film production Legendary Entertainment (among many other companies), Mountain View has funded Magic Leap to the tune of $542 million.... … Go To Full Article

The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 review

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
It's a conflicting time for Apple. On one hand, it's a joyous occasion for the company because its latest iPhones, which come in larger screen sizes than the last, set new sales records worldwide; but on the other hand, its… Go To Full Article

HP to show off its 3D-scanning 'Sprout' PC next week

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
HP is synonymous with mass-market PCs and notebooks, but according to a report from Re/code, HP is trying it proverbial hand at something new. According to the usual slew of unnamed sources, the company (which is currently undergoing some business...… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 Technical Preview Gets Its First Update

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Microsoft used the Windows Blog today to announce the availability of the first update to the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which was announced just three weeks ago. The new build is 9860, and contains several new features as well as… Go To Full Article

Deepcool Maelstrom 240 Liquid Cooler Review @ Neoseeker

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
We review the Deepcool Maelstrom 240 all-in-one liquid cooler for modern Intel and AMD processors. In addition to the 240mm long radiator that's all the rage with AIO setups, the Maelstrom 240 features a closed impeller pump for improved performance… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master's Mizar mouse reviewed

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
Covers can be hit or miss. Most, like Cake's down-tempo take on Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive, bring a different perspective to beloved classics. A rare few, like Johnny Cash's harrowing rendition of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt, transcend the original… Go To Full Article

Satechi Introduces the Edge Wireless Gaming Mouse

@ 2014/10/22 read/post comments(0)
The Satechi Edge Wireless Gaming Mouse, available now, is a quick and efficient mouse ideal for high-speed gaming as well as casual browsing. Equipped with seven high-function buttons, the mouse gives gamers an advantage over the competition and the ability… Go To Full Article

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

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