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

Apple to release two new iPads

@ 2014/09/19 read/post comments(0)
Of course Apple itself has not announced it, it has leaked it as an official rumour to its favourite journalists who have lovingly published it. The company plans to unveil the sixth generation of its iPad and… Go To Full Article

YouTube now has unreleased stand-up from Dave Chapelle, Louis CK and more

@ 2014/09/19 read/post comments(0)
Stand-up comedians don't get to just walk onto the set of Saturday Night Live or The Daily Show and start telling jokes. Nope, like just about every other creative field they start small and work their way up -- often… Go To Full Article

Finally the MAD SHRIMPS song you were waiting for

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
It’s a jumpy dancy diddly-doo of a song that features bass, guitar, synth and drum mini solos that is high energy fun. And should you be inclined to go disco ball dancing to it, by all means, dance away.… Go To Full Article

You can now tinker with the code of 'Commander Keen's' lost episode

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
It's easy to indulge your Commander Keen nostalgia with most of the game series, but the "lost" Keen Dreams episode has proven elusive outside of less-than-official copies. As of now, though, you can do something about recreating those adventures... Go To Full Article

Google's CEO is pushing for hyper-efficient airports and other moonshots

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
The Google we already know controls our pockets, makes sense of the web and wants to understand our behavior. That one company already has such extensive reach is pretty crazy, which also raises a weighty question: What would a Google… Go To Full Article

You'll be able to drive a car in 'Final Fantasy XV'

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
Timed perfectly for this year's Tokyo Game Show, Square-Enix's unveiled a new teaser for its next (long in development) Final Fantasy. There's boyband hairstyles, broody protagonists, big-*** swords... and a fancy car you drive around in. Watch, and... … Go To Full Article

Tim Cook makes Apple's policies on privacy and security clearer

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
Whatever you think of Apple's commitment to its user's security as of say... two weeks ago, CEO Tim Cook seems to be following up on his promise to bring more clarity to the company's efforts. Tonight he posted a letter… Go To Full Article

Amazon's $200 Kindle Voyage is the Rolls-Royce of e-readers

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
Perhaps Amazon sold a lot of 3G Paperwhites without special offers. Or maybe Kobo's Aura HD has quietly taken the world by storm and Jeff Bezos decided he needed an answer. Whatever the impetus, Amazon has decided there is room… Go To Full Article

Amazon gives its flagship Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 a modest spec boost

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
If you've ever seen a TV commercial for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets, you know the company isn't shy about comparing itself to Apple. Indeed, the retail giant is hoping you'll buy its flagship Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 this holiday season… Go To Full Article

SlingPlayer support for Chromecast brings an obvious combination together

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
Watching Netflix or Plex streams on your Chromecast is great, but what about when the game is on? Sling has enabled its apps on iPhone, iPad and Android phones (Android tablets coming soon) to help with just that situation. Just… Go To Full Article

Corsair Graphite 780T Gamer Case Review

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
In this review we look at the new Corsair Graphite 780T Gamer Case in yellow, with room for all the hardware you can possibly think of, when building a high end gaming rig. Go To Full Article

BIOSTAR HI-FI Z97WE Review @ Vortez

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
Today we will be taking a look at BIOSTAR’s HI-FI Z97WE motherboard which among other things promises to offer great audio quality. This model gives system builders the bridge to Intel Z97 without having to spend large amounts of money. Go To Full Article

Super Flower Leadex Gold 650w PSU Review at HardwareHeaven

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
"While we would all love to have a PSU with massive wattage, the reality is that for most people anything in the 600-800w range is more than adequate. Today we cover one such model in our Super Flower Leadex Gold… Go To Full Article

Online stores now have to ship your orders on time, or else

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
Internet stores can sometimes be far too optimistic about the time it takes to ship your order -- just ask the scores of gift givers whose packages arrived late last year. They'll have to be much more pragmatic from now… Go To Full Article

Google Fiber proves it's serious about fast internet with a new leader

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
Worried that Google Fiber would just be a momentary fascination for the folks in Mountain View? Don't be. Google has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it recently hired Dennis Kish, one of Qualcomm's bigger senior vice presidents, to… Go To Full Article

Apple's iOS 8 is now available for you to download

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
Apple's iOS 8 may not look too different from the version that preceded it, but trust us: there are plenty of new bits and bobs to get familiar with once you start poking around. Now that you've had some time… Go To Full Article

Cougar 700M Gaming Mouse @ OCmodshop

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
The design of the Cougar 700M has a similar "cyborg" look that new mice from Corsair and Mad-Catz are using. The body of this mouse is solid aluminum. Go To Full Article

Foxconn employee allegedly stole iPhone 6 shells from assembly line

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
The employee has been detained by Chinese police. It is no secret that countless iPhone 6 shells were leaked online before Apple even announced its new iPhones. Shells of both 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus were making… Go To Full Article

XOTIC PC Launches new PHANTOM X1 Intel i7 Gaming Laptop

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
September 16, 2014 - XOTIC PC has served the needs of gamers, designers and business owners since 1999 with custom built laptop and desktop PC's. XOTIC PC is very excited to announce a new gaming laptop to its family of… Go To Full Article

iPhone 6 Plus RAM maxes out at 1GB

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
The larger iPhone 6 model doesn’t appear to have more RAM under the hood. It doesn’t look like Apple has followed through on fans’ wishes for more RAM in its smartphones. Most rivals that are in the same category as… Go To Full Article

Custom mechanical switches line Logitech's G910 gaming keyboard

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
Logitech is the latest keyboard maker with its own mechanical switch design. The proprietary Romer-G switches have the same 45-g actuation force as Cherry MX red and brown switches, but their 1.5-mm actuation point is slightly shallower, which should make… Go To Full Article

New 'Facebook For Rich People' Costs Just $9,000 To Join

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
Bust out your wallet and get ready to say goodbye to all your peasant friends on Facebook! Netropolitian is finally here! Netropolitan is a new social network that bills itself as "the online country club for people with more money… Go To Full Article

More women play vid games than men

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
Research from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) claims more women now play video games than men. The trend is being driven by 25-44 year old women downloading trivia games and free puzzle games, the IAB said.… Go To Full Article

ASUS Z97-A (Intel LGA 1150) @ techPowerUp

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
Looking for an affordable, yet highly-featured Z97 board? ASUS has the board for you! The ASUS Z97-A is ASUS' mainstream Z97 product, yet you might wonder about whether ASUS made a mistake with the price once you get one and… Go To Full Article

Antec H2O 950 Cooler

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
The Antec H2O 950 arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review the H2O 950 CPU-Cooler with one 120mm Fan and 120mm Radiator compared with many other Cooler on a Intel Core i5 4670k CPU. Go To Full Article

Roccat Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review @ Modders-Inc

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
The Ryos MK Pro is a mechanical keyboard that features per-key LED lighting that can be customized as the user sees fit. The keyboard also features dual 32-bit ARM Cortex processors and sports 2MB of flash memory. Go To Full Article

MediaTek's new chips save your precious time

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
While Opera Max is slowly making official launches around the world, this cloud-based data-compression service has just nabbed another partner -- and it's a pretty big one, too. Today, the Norwegian company announced that MediaTek will be embedding... … Go To Full Article

Logitech Targets Home Automation Play with Harmony Living Home Lineup

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
The increasing popularity of home automation (HA) equipment has fueled the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution. However, the low barrier to entry (there are innumerable crowdfunded projects in this space) has resulted in a very fragmented ecosystem. Interoperability is a… Go To Full Article

The New Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen) Review

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
While I talked about Motorola’s issues in the launch article for the new Moto X, it’s well worth repeating. Motorola has been through a lot these past few years. Once the iconic symbol of Android with their Droid smartphones, Motorola… Go To Full Article

Amazon lets Kindle Voyage e-reader with 300 ppi display out of the bag

@ 2014/09/18 read/post comments(0)
The second-generation Kindle Paperwhite e-reader turned one earlier this month, and the latest iterations of the Fire tablet series are nearing their first anniversary too, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise we’re starting to catch wind of possible sequels.… Go To Full Article

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