Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-08-21 read/post comments()

The Crucial MX100 SSD we are reviewing today offers plenty of performance and is bundled with the Acronis True Image HD for easy cloning when transferring data from an older SSD or mechanical drive. The product comes in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB flavors and is very affordable. read more

Thecus N2310 Soho/Home NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-08-19 read/post comments()

This time we will review an entry-level NAS from Thecus, with an AMCC APM 86491 800MHz processor which is paired with 512MB of DDR3. The device works on the latest ThecusOS version and for storage expansion we have two USB ports, one of which is 2.0 and the other USB 3.0. read more

CORSAIR CARBIDE SPEC 01 Gaming Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-18 read/post comments(0)

Corsair surprised friend and foe when they released the Carbide SPEC series: three affordable gaming enclosures would join the ranks of Corsairs elite enclosure lineup. With affordable Corsair really meant affordable; take for example the SPEC 01 which retails at just below the 50 dollar mark, thus similar priced as many OEM products. Usually the latter means low build quality, average hardware compatibility, a maximum trim down in functionality and features to keep the price as low as possible. In fact everything which a CORSAIR case is renowned for is missing in many OEM solutions. Time for the Fremont giant to show the world it can be done differently. read more

Gigabyte Extreme Overclocking Competition 2014

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-13 read/post comments(0)

Each year Gigabyte Germany organizes the Extreme Overclocking Competition. At the EOC the best overclocking teams of Germany have a chance to prove who is still king. The main organizer behind each event is Germany’s finest Roman Hartung also known as der8auer at This year besides Gigabyte also G.Skill, Intel, Seasonic and Gelid solutions provided the required hardware and funds to allow this clash of the titans to take place at the Know Cube at the Heilbronn Tech University. read more

Gigabyte GeForce 750Ti Ultra Durable BLACK EDITION Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-08-12 read/post comments(1)

Guaranteed for stability during a 168-hour period of stress testing, the Gigabyte GeForce 750Ti Black Edition is factory overclocked and features a custom dual-fan efficient cooling system. The card performances can be further enhanced while using the supplied OC Guru II and can be used for gaming up to Full HD while using medium to high detail levels. read more

EKWB ASUS GTX 780 Ti DCII OC Full Cover Water Block Review

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-05 read/post comments(0)

For those who haven't heard yet from Slovenian EK Waterblock company, must have been either computer-less for the last 10 years or maybe just started to get interested in some high end Do It Your Self water cooling gear. Forget about All In One if you are looking for the best cooling performance at a low noise ratio. The only way to achieve this goal is via equipping your favorite computer parts with high end water cooling parts. EKWB has been around for 10 years now and really have diversified their products from the rest through the years. One thing all of these water cooling blocks or complete kits have in common is high performance, solid craftsmanship and all this… read more
Videocards/VGA Reviews ASUS R9 270 Direct CU II OC 2 GB Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-08-04
Motherboards/Intel S1150 ECS Z97 Machine Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-08-01
Storage/Other Silicon Power Superior SDXC UHS-1 64GB Review by stefan @ 2014-07-28
Storage/SSD Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2014-07-28
Motherboards/Intel S1150 Gigabyte Z97X-SOC FORCE Motherboard Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-07-22

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wi-Fi Router Review @

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For someone who is looking for a new router and wants to have the ability to get all of their current and (foreseeable) future wireless devices connected with ease, the D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wi-Fi router is a great choice. You… Go To Full Article

HP SlateBook 14 review: Android? On a laptop?

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There's mounting evidence that HP, once the leading PC maker, does not know what it's doing. After announcing plans to cut up to 5 percent of its work force, the company is basically throwing stuff at the wall and seeing… Go To Full Article

Cooltek W1 Case Review

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You might know Cooltek and their design Cases? In this review we look at their Cooltek W1 Mini ITX Case. It's made of aluminium and the design is in a class of it's own. Just take a look!… Go To Full Article

Samsung USB cable lets you charge three mobile devices at once

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If you've owned a handful of portable gadgets in recent years, you've probably managed to build up a healthy supply of micro-USB cables. Spending 40 bucks to acquire another might sound absurd -- unless this is the cable you're looking… Go To Full Article

SanDisk X300s (512GB) Review

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Back in May SanDisk announced the X300s, which is the company's first SED (Self-Encrypting Drive). The X300s is based on the same Marvell platform as SanDisk's client drives but with the differentiation that the X300s is the only drive that… Go To Full Article

Windows 9 Unveiling Set For September 30?

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The Verge, citing a friend of a friend that knows someone familiar with Microsoft's plans, claims Windows 9 will be unveiled September 30th. Or, it could later than that. That date may change too. Also, it might be named something… Go To Full Article

This lizard's DNA might hold the key to regenerating human tissue

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The humble green anole has but a few claims to fame: it was featured on the cover of the very first Animorphs book, and it can self-amputate and regrow its tail after coming face to face with a predator. It's… Go To Full Article

In Win 901 @ techPowerUp

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The In Win 901 is a smaller version of the 904, intended for use with a Mini-ITX board instead. Even so, it still offers enough space for an optical drive and a long GPU. Will the smaller brother impress us… Go To Full Article

Hacking Gmail With 92 Percent Success

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Researchers have identified a weakness in Android, Windows and iOS mobile operating systems that can be hacked 82% to 92% of the time. The researchers tested the method and found it was successful between 82 percent and 92 percent of… Go To Full Article

California requires manual controls before Google's car hits public roads

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One of the unique features inside Google's self-driving car is that it doesn't sport a steering wheel or a set of pedals. That won't fly on public roads in California though, so the folks in Mountain View are faced with… Go To Full Article

iPhone 6L shell compared to smaller iPhone 6 model

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Purported images of shells of the two iPhone 6 models have appeared online comparing both of them side by side. For the past few months now we have been constantly hearing rumors that Apple is going to release two new… Go To Full Article

ID-Cooling Announces T60-SFX Mini Gaming Case

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ID-COOLING releases the second Mini Case T60-SFX in the Mini-ITX Series. As an old manufacturer of cooling products, ID-COOLING developed V.C.V.P. technology for CPU Coolers. Silencer-ITX is their first compact case in the form of passive solution for silence lovers. Go To Full Article

X2 Introduces the Mirage Gaming Keyboard

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X2 proudly introduces the Mirage gaming keyboard, the newest product in the X2 product gamma, part number: X2-K4002-USB Featuring a minimalistic design, great performance and top quality, this gaming keyboard has the feeling of a mechanical keyboard at half the… Go To Full Article

Nokia Lumia 930 review: like the Icon, but better

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Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia is now bearing fruit, but as often happens when big companies merge, there aren't enough jobs to go around. More than 10,000 former Nokia employees are due to be laid off by the end of the… Go To Full Article

Velocity Micro Announces the Availability of the MX3 mATX Chassis

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Velocity Micro, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, gaming PC s and peripherals announces the launch of the MX3 chassis, a custom designed mATX case that combines a compact design and modern aesthetics with the capacity for… Go To Full Article

QNAP Releases New NAS Products Featuring Quad-core Intel Celeron Processor

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the new tower-based Turbo NAS TS-x53 Pro series (available in 2, 4, 6, 8-bay) and the 2.5"-drive SS-x53 Pro series (4 and 8-bay) that provide a powerful and reliable solution for data… Go To Full Article

Small PC Introduces New Waterproof Bluetooth PC Keyboard

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Small PC, of Clearwater Florida, has introduced its new Bluetooth PC Keyboard. Its rugged construction and wireless operation makes the keyboard ideal for use in applications and environments that included the factory floor, hospital, medical, marine and specialized vehicles. Although… Go To Full Article

Your smartphone can now tell you if you have a heart condition

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How's the ticker? Some dangerous heart problems can exist without any symptoms whatsoever, like "atrial fibrillation" (A-fib) a type of abnormal cardiac rhythm that affects one in four people. Normally, a visit to your physician is required to detect... Go To Full Article

ASUSTOR Extends Product Warranty to 3 Years

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ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced today that the warranty period for all ASUSTOR NAS products has been extended to three years from the previous two year warranty. It is ASUSTOR's mission to continue… Go To Full Article

SilentiumPC Readies the Brutus S20 PC Chassis

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SilentiumPC has this week revealed a new addition to its Brutus line of PC cases, the Brutus S20 Pure Black. Pictured below, the chassis measures 360 (H) x 377 (L) x 186 (W) mm and features support for micro ATX… Go To Full Article

LG's L-series phones keep the flair but drop the specs

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With its latest L-series devices, LG is sticking to its script of building low-spec devices that retain some of the design cues, features and software of its higher-end handsets. Like earlier models, both the new L Fino and L Bello… Go To Full Article

Six Million Cars Now Running NVIDIA Processors

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An exquisite interior crafted from recycled materials. A carbon fiber passenger cell built with renewable electricity. And a hybrid system that lets drivers shift from all-electric cruising to street-scorching performance with a flick of the wrist. With the new BMW… Go To Full Article

Xbox One gamers could soon try before they buy with a 'Free Play Day'

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At $60 per year, an Xbox Live Gold subscription isn't cheap, but Microsoft's working to make the all-access package a bit more attractive to gamers. The 'Games with Gold' offering that we first saw with Xbox 360 made its way… Go To Full Article

Tesoro Releases Excalibur LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces that the Tesoro Excalibur LED backlit mechanical keyboard is now available in North America. Named after the legendary sword of King Arthur, the Excalibur offers gamers the power… Go To Full Article

Sharkoon Announces CA-I Case

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The CA-I Mini-ITX PC Case is an elegant aluminum mini-tower in a compact design. Thanks to its elaborate compartmental layout the mini-ITX case offers a surprising amount of space for the installation of components and, in addition, uses conventional ATX… Go To Full Article

Sharkoon CA-I and CA-M Start Shipping

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The CA-I Mini-ITX PC Case is an elegant aluminum mini-tower in a compact design. Thanks to its elaborate compartmental layout the mini-ITX case offers a surprising amount of space for the installation of components and, in addition, uses conventional ATX… Go To Full Article

OCZ Vector 150 SSD 480 GByte Review @

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We have just released a Review of the 480 GByte OCZ Vector 150 Solid State Drive based on a Barefoot 3 M00 Controller and 19 nm Toshiba MLC-Flash, including Benchmarks and many more details. Go To Full Article

Sony's secretive new idea division is trying to turn around '20 lost years'

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It's been tough times for Sony, and it's very much aware of it. While we hear all about the company cutting loose unsuccessful parts (whether it's PCs or e-readers), the other side of the coin is ensuring Sony can make… Go To Full Article

Ebooks worse than paper

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Bad news for readers of ebooks, a team of boffins have worked out that if you read information on a tablet you are less likely to take it in. A new study which found that readers using… Go To Full Article

Acer Debuts the Chromebox CXI Series

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Building on the success of its award-winning and best-selling Acer C7 Series Chromebook, Acer America today announced its new Acer Chromebox CXI line for customers in North America. The CXI series is ideal for education, small to medium businesses and… Go To Full Article

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