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

CORSAIR Graphite 380T Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-02 read/post comments(0)

During Computex 2014, Corsair have shown their latest additions to their gaming enclosures. Besides the Carbide Air 250, a shrinked version of their popular 540 Air Cube case, Corsair jumped on the ultra portable mITX gaming enclosures band wagon with the new Graphite 380T, a futuristic design with rounded corners, featuring a big carrying handle and designed to support long graphics cards with ease. With the build-in 3 speed fan controller and room for up to five fans this little case could ultimately cool your mini gaming powerhouse. If this hasn't drawn your attention, maybe one of the flashy color schemes will. Time to open the package and show what this case has got in its margin... read more

Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 128GB Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-09-01 read/post comments()

Corsair has gone even further in terms of performance by including a SSD controller inside their latest USB Flash Drive; this way the Voyager GTX USB 3.0 was born and features a nice brushed aluminum chassis for a sturdy design and is available in both 128GB and 256GB variants. read more
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
Storage/SSD Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-08-21
Storage/NAS Thecus N2310 Soho/Home NAS Server Review by stefan @ 2014-08-19

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Popular Photo Printing Services Compared on Price, Quality, and Speed

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To find out, I uploaded the same 50 images to the websites of more than half a dozen companies to see how each would handle various conditions — photographs taken at night, during sunset, from a plane. The shots included… Go To Full Article

Real-Time Tactical Action: FIFA 15 Demo

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If you’ve played Unreal Tournament’s Bombing Run mode, you’ll get the basics: two teams are fighting to gain control of a bomb (defused, in this) and launch it into the enemy’s goalzone. Except you only have melee attacks. It’s made… Go To Full Article

Meizu MX4 - Presale on GearBest Is Near to Closing

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Meizu, one of the most welcome brand phone in China, famous for its excellent manufacturing technique and Flyme OS, regarded as China’s Apple. The latest flagship smartphone of Meizu, Meizu MX4 with Flyme 4.0, having been launched on September 2.…

CRYORIG Provides Free Upgrade for LGA 2011-3

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n response to the just launched new Intel™ LGA 2011-3 socket, PC thermal solution brand CRYORIG will be providing free LGA 2011-3 upgrade kits beginning in October for users upon demand. CRYORIGs Portfolio includes absolute High-End products, such as the… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE Introduces AIRE M93 ICE Wireless Mouse

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Glide on any surface without boundaries driven by GIGABYTE ICE Technology™ Taipei, Taiwan, 16 September, 2014 — GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium hardware brand, is pleased to launch the AIRE M93 ICE Rechargeable Mouse for Anywhere,… Go To Full Article

SanDisk Announces ULLtraDIMM Design Win with Huawei

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SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that its award-winning ULLtraDIMM Solid State Drive (SSD), has been selected by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd for inclusion in its RH8100 V3 servers. Huawei selected the ULLtraDIMM SSD after… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 Pricing Revealed

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Apparently, NVIDIA is convinced that it has a pair of winners on its hands, with its upcoming GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards, and is preparing to price them steeply. The GeForce GTX 980 is expected to start… Go To Full Article

808 Audio Studio-Precision Tuned Over Ear Headphones Review

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808 Audio is one of the new brands taking a shot at consumer audio claiming they offer studio quality sound at a consumer price. As an audiophile, I am rather skeptical of this but budget headphones that sound great certainly… Go To Full Article

Google's fix to test self-driving cars: temporary steering wheels

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Apparently, Google has always known that the California DMV wouldn't allow it to test self-driving cars on the road unless they have manual controls and a backup driver onboard. The company has just revealed in a new Google+ post that… Go To Full Article

Chrome for Android starts answering your questions in search suggestions

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Google's as-you-type search suggestions have only offered the tiniest bit of help so far. They can handle basic math, but they won't answer questions that require more than a few numbers. However, that might soon change. Chrome for Android now… Go To Full Article

XtracGear Carbonic and Ripper Mouse Pads @ PureOverclock

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“Today we’re looking at three gaming surfaces / mouse pads from XTracGear, a specialist in the mouse pad accessory market. We’ve got the Carbonic, the Ripper, and the Ripper XXL up for testing. All are flexible control pads, and they… Go To Full Article

Invisibility suits are coming thanks to squid-like displays

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It's not as hard to make an invisibility cloak as you might think, but making one that's truly sophisticated is another matter; metamaterials (substances that change the behavior of light) are hard to build. Rice University appears to have solved...… Go To Full Article

Sub-$400 IUNI U3 Quad-HD makes performance phablets affordable

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Quad-HD screens seem to be the new rage in the smartphone world currently. It all started with the Oppo Find 7 in the beginning of the year, and was made popular with the G3 from LG. Now Samsung has joined… Go To Full Article

EVGA X99 Classified @ LanOC Reviews

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When EVGA announced their first Classified motherboard back with X58 I saved up my money so I could get one soon after its launch. The X58 Classified was one of the first mega high end motherboards on the market and… Go To Full Article

EK Introduces Liquid Cooling Solution for AMD FirePro W9100

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EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the first dedicated liquid cooling solution for the latest AMD FirePro W9100 series CAD/CAM graphics cards. EK-FCW9100 is a Full-Cover water block which… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming BXi5G-760 mini-PC Review

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GIGABYTE's BRIX Pro (using an Intel Iris Pro part) has made a big splash in the market, particularly as a Steam machine. Enthused by its success, GIGABYTE has introduced the BRIX Gaming lineup. The lineup consists of mini-PCs in a… Go To Full Article

Apple releases U2 album removal tool

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Apple has released a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free. Some users had complained about the fact that Songs of Innocence had automatically been downloaded to… Go To Full Article

ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition

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If you are shopping for a solid, well-built and quiet video card that comes overclocked from the factory, our evaluation of the ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition should be right up your alley. Rounding out our look at… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Features Three DisplayPort Connectors

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With its next-generation GeForce GTX 980 graphics card, NVIDIA has taken the initiative to help phase out DVI, the digital display connector that has had its reign since the dawn of flatscreen monitors. In its place, NVIDIA is promoting DisplayPort.… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Specifications Detailed Some More

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NVIDIA's next-generation flagship single-GPU graphics card, the GeForce GTX 980, will feature 2,048 CUDA cores, and not the previously thought of 1,920. These 2,048 will be spread across 16 Streaming Multiprocessor Maxwell (SMM) units. Its sibling, the GeForce GTX 970,… Go To Full Article

Here's how doctors will test Apple's new patient tracking features

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Apple briefly hinted last week that hospitals would soon try out HealthKit's patient tracking technology, and we now know those experiments are going to work. According to Reuters, both Duke University and Stanford University are weeks away from... … Go To Full Article

Apple Watch 2 starts making the rumor rounds, Tim Cook teases new product categories

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The ink is yet to dry on all the Apple Watch preview articles floating around, and the product will only be available to end users next year, but apparently it’s never too early to begin talking about a follow-up. Need… Go To Full Article

SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSD Review

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For $30 you can vastly expand your Android phone or tablet. Most of what this card is used for is read operations, and the 30MB per second read speed is more than adequate for that. Go To Full Article

There's a Canon printer that can run Doom (really)

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It's been over twenty years since the original Doom first hit PCs, and we're still obsessed with getting the damned thing running on just about everything with a processor. See that tiny screen up there? That's a Canon PIXMA printer… Go To Full Article

Four million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 pre-orders placed

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That’s a new sales record for Apple’s smartphones. After unveiling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 9th the company revealed that its new iPhones will be available for pre-order starting September 12th. Indeed the new smartphones went… Go To Full Article

AMD’s Power Pack: 6 APUs in a Box for System Builders

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It went relatively under the radar during the past two weeks of intensive launches, but AMD is launching a new campaign specifically for system builders dubbed the AMD Power Pack. Normally system builders (including both the mass… Go To Full Article

WikiLeaks posts the software governments use to spy on dissidents

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WikiLeaks' all-or-nothing approach to revealing shady government activity just took a new (if decidedly risky) turn. Julian Assange and crew have posted FinFisher and FinSpy PC, the intrusion software that Australia, Italy, Pakistan and other... Go To Full Article

Streacom FC10S Case

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"The Streacom FC10S arrived Technic3D. The FC10S supports ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 0 Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review." Go To Full Article

Audible flaw lets you download free audiobooks using fake accounts

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You expect subscription services to verify your details before granting you access to their content -- that's how they make their money, after all. However, it appears that Audible isn't quite so rigorous. Alan Joseph has revealed a flaw in… Go To Full Article

VESA Releases DisplayPort 1.3 Standard

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced the release of the DisplayPort 1.3 audio / video (A/V) standard. An update to the widely used DisplayPort 1.2a standard, this latest version increases the maximum link bandwidth to 32.4 Gbps, with each… Go To Full Article

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