Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-10-08 read/post comments()

Lexar has prepared the JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 flash drive for competing with the high-end offerings from other brands and we can say that we were impressed by its performances in the both read and write departments. The unit we have tested is not the fastest since much higher write speeds are available with the 64GB and 128GB models; while the 32GB model can be found online for just about 24 Euros, the 64GB variant can be picked up for about 55 Euros while the top-of-the-line 128GB can be had for 91 Euros. read more

KingFast 256GB F9 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2015-10-05 read/post comments()

The F9 256GB is another low-cost SSD product from KingFast, which pairs the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller with Micron NAND MT29E1T08CUCBBH8-10:B and the cache is assured by the Samsung K4W2G1646E-BC11 DDR3 RAM (256MB). This model is able to follow the read performances of the Crucial BX100 250GB we have reviewed earlier, but falls behind in terms of writes. read more

Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-09-30 read/post comments()

With the VOID Wireless, we are getting quite a bit of improvements regarding product comfort, LED lighting system and software configuration. Corsair has added the RGB system for extra eye candy, but we have found more useful the two LEDs near the MIC which light up in order to signal different product statuses. The two 50mm drivers are able to deliver good gaming-grade quality sound and we found the microphone fidelity about the same as on the Vengeance 2100 and this is not a bad thing since that one impressed us positively too. read more

ROCCAT Nyth Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-09-29 read/post comments()

ROCCAT Nyth is like a breath of fresh air in the already crowded gaming mice market which sports quite a modular design with replaceable right side panel, no less than four different sets of buttons, a smooth durable plastic texture, catchy LED light effects and a comfortable shape for lengthy gaming sessions. Considering that we are getting plenty of accessories, ROCCAT saw fit to also include a carry case and the software available for the Nyth is one of the most advanced we have seen to date, which maintains the feature we did like in the previous revisions, the audio feedback. read more

B2C Telecom Premium Custom Bookstyle Case for iPhone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by jmke @ 2015-09-28 read/post comments(0)

Today we take a look at the at product from B2C, they offer custom printed bookstyle cases for popular smartphones. We design a colorful Madshrimps case and take an iPhone for a spin.  read more

BIOSTAR GAMING Z170X Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2015-09-24 read/post comments()

The Gaming Z170X motherboard from Biostar was built on the strong foundation Z97X had and features plenty of expansion possibilities, including the new USB 3.1 Type-C port, no less than three M.2 slots, two which are hidden under the plastic shroud and one visible, plenty of SATA-Express and SATA ports, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots for enabling tri-Crossfire support, the Realtek ALC898 8-channel CODEC, dual-LAN (Intel and Killer NIC) and more. We also have a set of touch-sensitive buttons which include BCLK and multiplier modifier on-the-fly, 8-phase VRM for the CPU and DDR4 memory support up to 4000MHz in UEFI. read more
Mobile/Smart Phones MEIZU M2 Note 4G LTE Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-09-21
Others/Mice & Keyboards Tt eSports Poseidon Z Forged Mechanical Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2015-09-15
Others/Mice & Keyboards Mionix Castor Optical Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2015-09-12
Others/All-in-one PC ECS LIVA X2 Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2015-09-09
Memory Kingston HyperX Predator DDR 3000C15 Quad-Channel Memory Kit Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-09-07

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

MakerBot lays off another twenty percent of its workers

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In April MakerBot laid off 20 percent of its workforce. Roughly six months later, its doing it again, trimming another fifth of its payroll as it struggles to meet lofty ambitions and expectations set by its parent company Stratasys. In… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's taking HoloLens on tour to woo developers

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Microsoft has already said its mixed reality headset, HoloLens, will be reaching developers early next year. But while we wait for that to happen, the company plans to take it on tour across the US and Canada, in an event… Go To Full Article

Volkswagen may give money to owners of emissions-cheating cars

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If you're an owner of one of the 11 million owners of a Volkswagen car that's part of the company's huge emissions cheating scandal, you might be getting some compensation for the car's lost value. As reported by ABC News,… Go To Full Article

HBO Go launching as a standalone streaming service in Latin America

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HBO's Go on-demand streaming service is set to launch in Latin America and the Caribbean as a standalone subscription product, the network revealed today. While HBO Go has been available in these areas for pay-TV subscribers, cord-cutters will soon...… Go To Full Article

Instead of dislike, Facebook is testing 'Reactions' animated emoji

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Last night Engadget brought you a sneak peek at Facebook's new "Reactions" feature, and today the social network confirmed it's now in testing. Instead of the often-requested "dislike" to counter the existing Like button, founder Mark Zuckerberg ex... Go To Full Article

NASA finds that Pluto has blue skies and surface water ice

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Move over Mars, NASA's just confirmed that Pluto, everybody's favorite Kuiper belt object/celestial punching bag, not only has expansive fields of water ice on its surface but blue skies as well. Granted Pluto has neither the thick atmosphere nor g... Go To Full Article

Revisiting 'Uncharted' in 'The Nathan Drake Collection'

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PlayStation doesn't have an official mascot character, but if it did, developer Naughty Dog's Nathan Drake would probably fit the bill. Much like Microsoft did last year with Halo: The Master Chief Collection to get fans ready for Halo 5:… Go To Full Article

iPhone 6s battery life may vary slightly depending who made the processor

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A few days ago, it was revealed that the A9 chip in Apple's new iPhone 6s is manufactured by two different companies, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC). More notably, reports started circulating that the battery life in the… Go To Full Article

AOC affordable 144Hz FreeSync gaming monitors available

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AOC has launched two new and affordable gaming monitors featuring TN panel, support for AMD Freesync and 144Hz refresh rate, the 24-inch G2460PF and the 27-inch G2770PF. Both the new AOC G2460PF and the AOC G2770PF monitor… Go To Full Article

The PS4 universal remote hits stores later this month

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Sony America announced on Thursday that the wait for its PS4 universal remote is nearly over. The much-anticipated accessory is set to go on sale for $30 "later this month," according to a company post. The remote will serve to… Go To Full Article

MSI puts mobile Quadros to work in its WS60 and WT72 notebooks

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Nvidia just refreshed its mobile Quadro workstation graphics lineup with Maxwell GPUs, and MSI has wrapped those chips up in some powerful mobile workstations. The company's WS60 notebook puts Quadro M2000M graphics in a thin-and-light body, while the desktop-replacement WT72… Go To Full Article

Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 Review @ Hardware Secrets

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We review the Evoluent Vertical Mouse, now in its fourth generation. Does the design allow for great productivity while reducing discomfort, as promised? Let's check it out! Go To Full Article

NASA Offering Startups Over 1,000 Patents For Free

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This is pretty damn cool. Imagine a world where this was the norm. NASA hopes the program will make life easier for cash-strapped startups short on intellectual property, which would effectively be repurposing NASA's existing patents for new commercial products… Go To Full Article

Why are PDF Files Generated by Microsoft Word so Large?

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When your documents are mainly text only in nature, then it would seem like the file sizes for .docx and .pdf versions should be fairly similar when saved, but that is not always the case. Today‚Äôs SuperUser Q&A post has… Go To Full Article

Singapore Post trials island-hopping delivery-by-drone program

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You thought the USPS had it tough with all that rain, sleet, snow and hail they have to deal with? Try delivering mail throughout the Malay archipelago, the world's largest island chain. However, the Singapore Post thinks it may have… Go To Full Article

Medium overhauls its collaborative publishing platform

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Medium's management unveiled a radically redesigned publishing platform on Thursday including a host of new formatting and production features. These new writing tools include the ability to include Twitter-style @-mentions, additional text formatt... Go To Full Article

Reeven RC-1205 HANS CPU Cooler Review

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Reeven has recently launched several new high end CPU coolers. One of them is the Reeven RC-1205 HANS CPU Cooler with four heat pipes. It is mounted with one 120 mm fan out of the box.… Go To Full Article

Thecus N4310 NAS Review

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The product we are looking at here, is the Thecus N4310 NAS. It's a 4 bay NAS box based on the AMCC APM86491RDK 1GHz CPU. The total max capacity is 24TB, and it supports both JBOD,… Go To Full Article

Adobe teases 'Monument Mode' for better photos of crowded landmarks

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During its Max design conference this week, Adobe previewed a number of features that are currently in the works. For example, the company is building a tool called Monument Mode that'll allow you to remove unwanted people, cars and other… Go To Full Article

Chromecast (2015) review: Not much new, but still worth $35

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The original Chromecast proved that big surprises can come in small packages. Even though it was just a $35 HDMI dongle the size of a pack of gum, it had the power to transform any TV into a smart one,… Go To Full Article

Lyft partners with Hertz to offer its drivers affordable rental rates

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If you've been trying to become a driver for Lyft, but your car doesn't meet the minimum requirements (like having four doors), the company has a solution. It's partnered with Hertz car rentals for what it's calling "affordable" daily, weekly,… Go To Full Article

DNA nanomachine detects HIV antibodies in minutes, not hours

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Current methods for detecting the antibodies that indicate HIV infection are agonizingly slow and cumbersome. However a new DNA nanomachine developed by an international team of researchers (and funded, in part, by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foun... Go To Full Article

Raijintek Aeneas mATX Cube Chassis Review

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We are big fans of the mITX form factor, and big fans of the full ATX form factor, but for all those who fancy something a little in between, what about a mATX cube chassis? There are a couple around… Go To Full Article

Swiftech H240-X AIO CPU Cooler Review at Modders-Inc

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Swiftech is a name that most "older" overclockers and water cooling enthusiasts know from the late 90's and early 2000's. Back then, Swiftech was a leader in both the air cooling and water cooling market place. Thankfully, Swiftech has maneuvered… Go To Full Article

You might have to wait until November for the new Apple TV

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While Apple previously said it would officially launch the revamped Apple TV this month, you might not actually see it until November, reports 9to5Mac. Sources tell the site that the new set-top box won't be hitting Apple stores until next… Go To Full Article

HBO Now is finally on the Roku

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After its stint as a 90-day Apple TV exclusive had come and gone, it seemed like HBO Now would never end up on the Roku. But, if you've been pining for episodes of Veep on your set-top box of choice,… Go To Full Article

Designing Surface Pro 4: a chat with a Microsoft hardware lead

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At first glance, Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4 doesn't look that much different than last year's Surface Pro 3. But there are a slew of upgrades on the Surface Pro 4, as well as its accessories, that should make for… Go To Full Article

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Review @ OCC

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"The graphics consistently remind me of console graphics, but nothing is bad looking, except for one issue that is likely a bug. The performance is there, which is really the most important thing when it comes to graphics. The story… Go To Full Article

6 technologies that will help humans survive on Mars

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Planet Earth is abuzz with headlines about Mars. First, NASA announced the discovery of flowing water on the red planet. Then The Martian opened to rave reviews. We have so many questions about the mysterious frozen planet. Does liq...… Go To Full Article

MSI GS60 6QE (Ghost Pro 4K) Skylake Laptop Review

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There is no doubt that MSI have been releasing some of the most exciting, feature-laden laptops in the last 24 months. Today we take a look at the new GS60 6QE which incorporates a Intel Core i7 6700HQ Skylake processor,… Go To Full Article

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