Team Group Micro SDHC UHS-1 U3 32GB Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-09-22 read/post comments()

Having one of the latest 3D or 4K video recorders or want to shoot RAW much faster? No problem since Team Group has you covered with their latest microSDHC UHS-1 U3 cards which come in both 16GB and 32GB variants and have rated speeds of 45MB/s writes and 90MB/s reads. read more

QNAP TS-251 High Performance NAS for SOHO and Home Users Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-09-21 read/post comments()

The new high-performance TS-251 NAS from QNAP is built upon the Intel Celeron J1800 dual-core processor at 2.4GHz and is able to support on-the-fly video transcoding (thanks to Intel Quick Sync Video Technology), while offering very good transfer rates. While the tested unit was equipped with only 1GB of RAM, there is a 4GB version available too, which also supports running virtual machines. read more

Brando Nexus 7 II Protective Accessories Presentation

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-09-15 read/post comments()

Brando has made available to Nexus 7 (2013) a lot of protective cases, screens and various accessories in order to use the product optimally while keeping it in mint conditions. All these are offered at low prices when compared to established brands and their quality has been increased quite a lot since our latest check-up. read more

UMI C1 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-09-11 read/post comments(0)

UMI have prepared another affordable but large-diagonal smartphone with 1280x720 resolution; we could also mention the 1.3GHz MTK6582 quad-core SoC which is paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM, support for microSDHC cards in order to expand storage space and also one 8MP Sony camera which is also found with the Nexus 5. read more

Fractal Core 1100 Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-08 read/post comments()

Fractal introduced the new Core series at Computex 2014; instead of having a booth at the infamous Nangang Hall, they unraveled the different Core versions at the Hyatt Hotel. In a similar trend as other enclosure manufacturers the focus point is on very affordable cases, a challenge as affordable usually goes hand in hand with making compromises. MadShrimps has already reviewed several 50 dollar cases, though with the Core 1100 Fractal goes even a few notches lower with a street price of a whopping low 35 dollars. Can Fractal maintain their typical stylish look and professional build quality even at this price level? Let us pop the box and explore the Fractal Core 1100 mATX case. read more

Shuttle Barebone XS35V4 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-09-05 read/post comments()

The latest X35V4 model from Shuttle integrates one energy-efficient J1900 quad-core Intel SoC which features Ivy Bridge Graphics and inside the enclosure we can also house one 2.5’’ HDD/SSD, up to 8GB DDR3L SODIMM, a slim optical drive or with an extra adapter we can install a secondary 2.5’’ storage drive. All system runs on passive ventilation, so no extra noise is generated from the inside. read more
Cases & PSU/Cases CORSAIR Graphite 380T Computer Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-02
Storage/Other Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 128GB Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-09-01
CPU Intel Octacore i7-5960X Haswell-E Review Part I by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-29
Cooling/CPU Cooling CRYORIG R1 Universal CPU Cooler Review by jmke @ 2014-08-25
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-08-25

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

UMI flagship ZERO will use of the strongest flash charging technology from TI

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While everyone is still talking about ZEROs’ stylish and super sexy slim body, we are now wondering what capacity the battery would have for an only 6.40mm device. We kept digging even more and found that…

Samsung Acknowledges the SSD 840 EVO Read Performance Bug - Fix Is on the Way

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During the last couple of weeks, numerous reports of Samsung SSD 840 and 840 EVO having low read performance have surfaced around the Internet. The most extensive one is probably a forum thread over at, which was started about… Go To Full Article

Almost all the sci-fi spaceships you know are on this massive chart

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If you regularly follow geek culture, you've probably seen early versions of Dirk Loechel's spaceship comparison chart, which shows the relative sizes of vehicles from science fiction games, movies and TV shows. Well, it's finished -- and it's even... Go To Full Article

Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL Keyboard Review @ OCC

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"Alright, here we are at the end of the review, and I've avoided it long enough: the price. So what is it going to cost to have the NovaTouch TKL on your desk? Well, if you didn't see it on… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GAME24 Coverage @ OCC

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"GAME24 is a 24 hour PC gaming event aimed at bringing gamers together to connect and share the experience of gaming. You could directly participate in the interactive livestream by judging competitions, chatting with developers and celebrities, or uploading your… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming @ PureOverclock

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“With the launch of Nvidia’s newest generation of graphics cards, the Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming is the specific model we’re looking at today. It’s latest in the company’s popular model series, coming with an updated version of its namesake… Go To Full Article

How to Open the System Information Panel on Windows 8

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The System Information panel has always been a great way to get more information about your system, but in Windows 8 you will have a hard time figuring out how to open it. Here’s how to do it. Go To Full Article

MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Review @HiTech Legion

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"The MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G graphics card features hybrid cooling, the cooler has two 10CM fans that work independently. The MSI GTX 970 Gaming Twin Frozr V design also has what MSI refers to as Zero Frozr technology, when… Go To Full Article

Nvidia GAME24 event coverage

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As promised, here is our weekend coverage for those of you who missed out on Friday night’s Nvidia Game24 event in London to celebrate the launch of the highly rated GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards. Go To Full Article

6-inch Galaxy Mega 2 goes official on Samsung Thailand website

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The Galaxy Mega 2 has been quietly listed by Samsung on its Thai website without an official press release or announcement. While the Galaxy Note series has been a massive hit for Samsung, the company has never revealed how well… Go To Full Article

Apotop Wi-Copy Multi-Function Wireless Storage Router and Power Bank Review

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"It seems everything is going mobile, well no, everything is mobile but storage is still an issue I think as I never seem to have enough. Apotop has come out with sort of a solution to the problem of limited… Go To Full Article

Apple Watch fails to win over potential customers in a survey

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The survey finds that not many people are willing to purchase Apple’s first wearable device. Apple’s much rumored first wearable device, the Apple Watch, was unveiled on September 9th. Even though the device has been unveiled it won’t hit the… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Core 3300 Computer Case

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If you are in the market for a new chassis to put all you hardware in, APH Networks says the Fractal Design Core 3300 is a decent choice. If the Fractal Design Define R4 and the Core 3300 were brothers,… Go To Full Article

Inateck UC4002 4-Port 30W USB Family Sized Desktop Charger Review @ TestFreaks

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"USB chargers are fairly common but it seems anymore that I just don't have enough of them. I've got three kids and they all seem to have stuff that needs charging over USB and then I have all my stuff… Go To Full Article

Sony brings Video Unlimited to Mac and PC browsers everywhere

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A lack of its own new PCs to use the service on isn't stopping Sony from bringing its Video Unlimited platform to the web. As the beleaguered electronics outfit notes on the PlayStation Blog of all places, it's playing catch-up… Go To Full Article

Google's easing back on G+ sign-ups for new email accounts

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Need to make a new Gmail account but don't want to deal with creating a mandatory Google+ profile to go with it? Don't sweat it, because Mountain View's removed that requirement to join its ailing social network, and once again… Go To Full Article

Alibaba IPO makes it worth $231 billion, more than Amazon and eBay combined

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We'd heard that the US IPO for Chinese company Alibaba could be among the biggest ever, and it did not disappoint. Closing at a stock price of $93.89, it raised $21.8 billion for the company and is the biggest IPO… Go To Full Article

The insane pace of Android

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Oh, right, there's an entirely new version of Android right around the corner. It could be days away, it could be weeks away. We're not totally sure what Google has planned for what is easily the most ambitious and promising… Go To Full Article

Researchers have created an oscillator that could silence the mechanical watch

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You're running late to a meeting, glaring at your wrist in disbelief that it's fifteen minutes past the hour. Are you really that late? Lifting the watch to your ear you hear the all-too familiar tick of its internal mechanisms.… Go To Full Article

MIT can turn your smartphone into a different kind of second screen

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Sure, we've seen apps that let you easily share files between your phone and PC. No biggie there. But the demo we're about to show you is a tad more sophisticated than that. Over at MIT, two teams of researchers… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA 344.11 Drivers Available

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In the crazy rush to wrap up the GeForce GTX 980 review in time for the NDA lift yesterday, news of the first R343 driver release may have been lost in the shuffle. This is a full WHQL driver release… Go To Full Article

Samsung's Galaxy A5 has some Alpha style, but not the substance

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Samsung likes to get some mileage out of its lofty design themes and plenty of people have gone gaga over the Galaxy Alpha's subtle style, so it's no surprise that the phone's design DNA is being injected into other devices.… Go To Full Article

Samsung Acknowledges the SSD 840 EVO Read Performance Bug - Fix Is on the Way

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During the last couple of weeks, numerous reports of Samsung SSD 840 and 840 EVO having low read performance have surfaced around the Internet. The most extensive one is probably a forum thread over at, which was started about… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 in 1000 Words

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To call the launch of NVIDIA's Maxwell GM204 part impressive is something of an understatement. You can read our full coverage of the GTX 980 for the complete story, but here's the short summary. Without the help of a manufacturing… Go To Full Article

Wolfram Alpha will answer your important questions on Twitter

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Wouldn't it be great if you could just call up a supercomputer and ask it to do your data-wrangling for you? Actually, scratch that, no-one uses the phone anymore. What'd be really cool is if machines could respond to your… Go To Full Article

iPhone 6 Plus supply is reportedly extremely limited

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Apple’s biggest iPhone to date is proving to be elusive. The two new iPhones from Apple went on sale this Friday. Even prior to the release it was rumored that there were supply issues with the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Review @HiTech Legion

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"The L2 cache of the Maxwell design is four times that of the Kepler design containing 2MB this actually maximizes bandwidth by reducing the amount of requests from the GPU DRAM." Go To Full Article

GeForce GTX 970, 980 cards already widely available

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Gotta love hard launches. On the morning after the introduction of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 970 and 980, both cards are already widely available online. As I write this, Newegg has six GTX 970 variants in stock, including… Go To Full Article

iOS 8 Siri is capable of recognizing songs

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And you can thank Shazam for that. A couple of days back Apple released iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. At the time a feature that many people had been waiting for was not switched on. We had… Go To Full Article

Android L to encrypt devices by default

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Looks like Apple isn't the only one pandering to privacy advocates. As the Washington Post reports, Google has made a similar announcement. Starting with Android L, user data will be encrypted and inaccessible to the government by default: Go To Full Article

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