CRYORIG R1 Universal CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2014-08-25 read/post comments(0)

CRYORIG launches onto the CPU cooler market with a bang. Their R1 cooler is build to cool down the hottest of CPU out there, weighing over 1000 gram and equipped with 2x140mm fans this product means business, let's see how it does! read more

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

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-08-25 read/post comments()

By using a proven high-quality cooling system and also adding a few bonuses like a custom backplate, HIS is releasing a pre-overclocked R9 290 which trades punches with the Nvidia GTX 770. While the factory overclock is quite mild, we will be able to raise the clocks even further in order to enhance the gaming experience even more. read more

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
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Gigabyte X99-UD7 WiFi Leads Company's Mainline

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Much like ASUS, gigabyte has branched its high-end DIY motherboard lineup into gamer and overclocker-centric ones, while retaining a mainline. The Gaming G1 series targets gamers, while the SuperOverclock Force (SOC Force) targets overclockers. The mainline Ultra Durable brand still… Go To Full Article

HP Recalling 6 Million Laptop Power Cords

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Yesterday HP together with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada issued a recall of just over 6 million (6.023.700 to be exact) notebook AC power cords that pose a potential fire and burn hazard. The cord recalled… Go To Full Article

ASUS X99-Deluxe Leads Company's Mainline

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ASUS will address the socket LGA2011-3 motherboard market with three of its brands, the gamer and overclocker-centric ROG (Republic of Gamers), the durable TUF (The Ultimate Force) brand, and its mainline brand, which features a balanced feature-set between the two.… Go To Full Article

ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Pictured, Too

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It turns out that the Fatal1ty X99X Killer isn't the only Fatal1ty-branded X99 motherboard ASRock is planning. There's also its bigger sibling designed for high-end gaming PC builds with four graphics cards, the Fatal1ty X99 Professional. The board is based… Go To Full Article

ASRock X99 OC Formula Pictured

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Here are the first pictures of ASRock X99 OC Formula, the Nick Shih-designed socket LGA2011-3 motherboard for professional overclockers. Designed for CPU and memory overclocking, apart from running up to four graphics cards in multi-GPU configs, the board can supply… Go To Full Article

HTC's Desire 510 claims to be the company's cheapest LTE device yet

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HTC's Desire lineup often lives in the shadow of the One and Butterfly series, primarily because most of them are designed to appeal to budget-minded phone buyers. The company's been cranking out a lot of them this year (the 816,… Go To Full Article

Motorola's next Moto G smartphone poses for photos

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So we largely know what Motorola's Moto X follow-up looks like, but what about the expected sequel to the budget-conscious Moto G? You might not have to wonder any more: HellomotoHK has posted a batch of photos that appear to… Go To Full Article

Kobo's Aura H20 lets you read in the bath

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With Barnes and Noble reduced to borrowing Samsung tablets and Sony giving up altogether, only Kobo stands in the way of Amazon's total e-book domination. Now, the company is hoping to steal a march on its rival by introducing the… Go To Full Article

AMD R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers

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The alternative OS gurus at Phoronix have pit Gallium3D drivers versus AMD's Catalyst drivers using a Radeon R9 290. After yesterday delivering the first open-source benchmarks of the Radeon R9 290, here's the open-source driver (RadeonSI Gallium3D) vs. closed-source driver… Go To Full Article

Hangouts in Gmail finally floats online friends to the top

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Those of us who've been frustrated that Hangouts in Gmail has been displaying conversations in chronological order rather than who's online are about to get some relief. Rolling out over the next few days, a new tab in the Hangouts… Go To Full Article

BRAVEN Introduces the 705 Portable Wireless Speaker

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BRAVEN paints the audio world in vibrant colors with the 705 portable Bluetooth speaker. The ideal mobile speaker for tune lovers wishing to add a pop of color to their everyday music companion, BRAVEN's 705 features an outstanding combination of… Go To Full Article

GammaTech Adds P24 Series All-in-One PC to Its DURABOOK Lineup

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GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook, tablet, and PC devices, has added a series of all-in-one computers to its award-winning DURABOOK lineup. Featuring a 24" full high-definition display, the thin-style P24 lineup comes with… Go To Full Article

Bloomberg claims a 12.9-inch iPad is coming next year

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The rumor mill surrounding Apple is at full force right now. But while people are still waiting for the supposed bigger-screen iPhone (or iPhones) and a smartwatch to show up, we can now add one more device to the list.… Go To Full Article

VMware, NVIDIA and Google Enabling Graphics-Rich Applications on Chromebooks

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Today at VMworld 2014, VMware, NVIDIA and Google announced a collaborative effort to deliver high-performance virtual desktops and workstation-class graphics to Google Chromebooks. Showcased as a technology preview, the solution demonstrates the next generation of VMware Blast Performance and NVIDIA… Go To Full Article

AMD R7 Series SSD 240 GB

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AMD is one of the leading manufacturer of Graphics Cards. But in cooperation with OCZ, they have produced a complete new SSD Series lineup with gaming in mind. Go To Full Article

Google's News & Weather App Updated to Version 2.0

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Today Google has rolled out an unexpected update to an app that seemed long forgotten. It's the News & Weather application that comes on Android phones running software maintained by Google like Nexus and Google Play Edition devices. The big… Go To Full Article

Fanless cooling: ZOTAC ZBOX CI540 nano Review

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We have just released a Review of the brand new ZBOX CI540 nano Plus with Intel Core i5 Dual-Core Haswell CPU, Solid State Drive and fanless cooling. The Review includes lots of Benchmarks in different Presets, power consumption, loudness, temperature… Go To Full Article

Intel Announces XM6255

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Today Intel announced their XM6255 modem which is aimed at providing 3G network connectivity to the many future connected devices that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT). At approximately 300mm^2 in size, Intel is claiming that XM6255 is… Go To Full Article

Plextor M6 Pro SSD Review at HardwareHeaven

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"The Plextor M6 Pro SSD replaces the M5 series at the top end of their product range and today we have one to review." Go To Full Article

BitTorrent Sync lets you share folders on your PC using web links

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Yes, cloud services like Dropbox make it easy to share folders through public directories and links, but you still have to put those folders in the cloud in the first place. Wouldn't you rather share them straight from your PC?… Go To Full Article

Schematics detailing A8′s ‘Phosphorus’ co-processor surface

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Allegedly leaked schematics which detail “Phosphorus” co-processor on the iPhone 6 surface online. Apple made a significant improvement to the iPhone’s power package last year. Alongside the A7 processor it introduced the M7 co-processor which essentially collects data from a… Go To Full Article

iPhone 6 sales may not be affected by display shortages

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Analyst believes reports about iPhone 6 display shortages might not affect sales. There have been countless reports recently about a purported display shortage for the iPhone 6. If the company’s manufacturers don’t receive units when its supposed to built the… Go To Full Article

LG officially announces the disappointing G3 Stylus ahead of IFA 2014

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LG officially announces what we originally thought was their definitive Galaxy Note competitor. Around three weeks ago, VR-Zone discussed leaked information regarding two new LG G3 variants: the G3A and the G3 Stylus. Today, a few weeks before IFA 2014,… Go To Full Article

SilverStone SFX SX600-G 600W Power Supply Review

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With many people looking for a smaller enthusiast computer system footprint, the size of a power supply gets very important. With SFF motherboards getting better for overclocking, many folks are looking for higher PSU powers for overclocking. SilverStone brings an… Go To Full Article

Google Updates Chrome To Version 37 With DirectWrite Support

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Today Google updated the stable version of their Chrome browser to version 37.0.2062.94 on Windows, OS X, and Linux. This is a highly anticipated release for users on Windows specifically, as it marks the move from Microsoft's Graphics Device Interface… Go To Full Article

LEPA G1600 MA EU 1600W PSU Review

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Today we are looking at a high end power supply rated to deliver 1600 watts of power. The LEPA G1600 has been a successful high end product for parent company Enermax – so much so that they have not updated… Go To Full Article

Instagram's Hyperlapse app turns shaky video into smooth time-lapse

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The videos you see on Instagram right now are rarely worth writing home about -- after all, most people just slap filters on them and cast them out into the social ether. As it turns out, the folks at Instagram… Go To Full Article

Digital Storm Unveils Bolt II Battle Box Titan Z Special Edition

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Digital Storm is excited to unveil the Bolt II Battle Box Titan Z Special Edition - a liquid-cooled small form factor PC designed specifically to meet NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Battle Box military grade gaming standard. Unlike competitors,… Go To Full Article

Intel Haswell Core i7-4790K vs. i7-4770K Comparison @ techPowerUp

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Intel released the Intel Core i7-4790K, which created quite the stir with Intel Core i7-4770K owners. Does the Intel Core i7-4790K outperform the Intel Core i7-4770K in every way or does it fall a little flat? If you already own… Go To Full Article

Swatch is finally coming around to this 'smartwatch' business

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Spare a thought for the watchmakers of this world, who might start to feel the pinch as more people buy a smartwatch. According to the Wall Street Journal, Swatch is the latest old-school outfit to realize that it needs more… Go To Full Article

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