ASUS OPEN OVERCLOCKING CUP2014, watch it live!

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-22 read/post comments()

Today is the day for the clash between Europe's fastest overclockers. After going through three online qualifying stages 16 overclockers received their ticket to participate in the grand final. Event location is the immaculate Moscow Cyber Stadium. Yes you guessed it located in the heart of the Russian Capital city. Today we are assisting the highly motivated Overclocking.TV crew in the shoutcast. read more

Corsair DDR4 16GB Vengeance LPX 2800C16 Memory Kit Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-18 read/post comments(0)

DDR4 has finally hit the big masses with the release of Intel's high end X99 platform aka Haswell-E. Besides the massive available bandwidth these DDR4 modules can also pack a far higher density per stick. All this goodness is available at your disposal while requiring a mere 1.2Volts. Only drawback, as per each technology at launch is the high retail price. Today we have a look at CORSAIR's mainstream kit: the Vengeance LPX series, however mainstream doesn't necessarily imply low speeds. The kit we are reviewing today runs out of the box at 2800MHz; not uber high end speeds though more than suitable to satisfy both the tweakers and the die-hard enthusiasts. read more

Shuttle Barebone XH81 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-11-17 read/post comments()

Shuttle proposes another compact X-type chassis with their XH81 barebone which can house the latest Intel Haswell processors and the motherboard is driven by the H81 chipset which we have also found with the DS81. Its dimensions are 238 x 200 x 72 mm (LWH) and also supports installation of one slim optical drive in front, while for storage we can use 2.5’’ drives along with mSATA storage. read more

ThL 5000 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-11-12 read/post comments()

If you are on the market for a high-performance octa-core MTK model, which is packed with a good Sony camera sensor, 16GB of internal memory, 2GB of RAM and a very consistent 5000mAh battery, then look no further since the ThL has all these and is bundled with plenty of other accessories thanks to Chinavasion. read more

Patriot Memory Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 OTG Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-11-11 read/post comments()

The new Stellar Boost XT drive from Patriot Memory has quite a small footprint and also features a durable rubberized chassis. The read performance of the drive is very good, nearing 150MB/s in our tests, while the writes are in the 35MB/s area, quite close to the best performing USB 2.0 drives. These speeds are more than enough for maxing out the transfers when connected to our favorite smartphone/tablet which supports OTG for doing backups, watching Full HD content and many other activities. read more

Haswell-E Part2: Intel i7-5820K & i7-5930K Tested

CPU by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-07 read/post comments()

Intel launched its new Haswell-E high end processors end of August. Sadly, at launch the MadShrimps team only had access to the flagship version, the octacore i7-5960X processor. The i7-5960X is Intel's first 8-core processor for the desktop market. Xeon variants for the server platform already existed in octa and more core versions; coinciding with this launch a brand new motherboard chipset was released, the X99, now supporting the high speed DDR4, becoming slowly available to the masses. Today we are looking at the two more affordable six-core versions, the i7-5820K and the slightly higher clocked i7-5930K. In addition we will be taking a deeper plunge into the performance of the new offered technology to unravel some of the mysteries.… read more
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R9 285 IceQ X2 OC 2GB GDDR5 Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-11-04
Tradeshow & OC events HWBOT Announces the HWBOT Country Cup 2014 – from November 1 until December 20 by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-31
Storage/HDD Corsair Voyager Air 2 Mobile Wireless Storage 1 TB Review by stefan @ 2014-10-30
Others/All-in-one PC Pivos XIOS XS Entertainment Center Review by stefan @ 2014-10-29
Storage/Other Silicon Power Mobile OTG X20 USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-10-26

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

​AMD's answer to NVIDIA G-Sync will arrive on two Samsung monitors in 2015

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Looking for a new computer monitor? If you're rocking an AMD-sourced graphics card, you may want to wait a few months. Samsung just announced the UD590 and UE850, the first two monitors with support for FreeSync -- AMD's open-source answer… Go To Full Article

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Review @ OCC

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"This brings me to my next complaint, which is the rear 5.25" bay. Having this bay is still very necessary and the fact that the optical drive still has plenty of life left in it. In fact, trends come and… Go To Full Article

Airbnb will cover guests' accidental injury costs

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Accidents happen, and for Airbnb guests, it could take place while navigating an unfamiliar home. It would come as no surprise if people ended up arguing on who should foot the bill, so Airbnb has decided to make it easier… Go To Full Article

Intel's 3D NAND has 32 layers and 256Gb per die

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During an investor webcast this afternoon, Intel revealed that it will offer SSDs based on 3D NAND in the second half of next year. The three-dimensional tech is the product of the firm's joint flash venture with Micron. It stacks… Go To Full Article

The food industry's next big hope is to sell you exercise in a can

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In every business, from the Amalgamated Rubber Sole Company through to the halls of Nabisco, someone, somewhere, is dreaming of a pill that instantly makes you thin. Several already exist, but if you don't want to sit through that one… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 Technical Preview first impressions

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AnandTech on the Windows 10 Technical Preview: Although we have only seen the Technical Preview and a single update to it so far, you can see the potential for Windows 10 and what it will be able to accomplish. It… Go To Full Article

AMD Announces Carrizo and Carrizo-L, Next Gen APUs for H1 2015

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Today AMD is announcing the long anticipated upgrade to Kaveri, codenamed Carrizo. Carrizo is the natural successor to Kaveri, featuring x86 ‘Excavator’ cores alongside a Radeon-class GPU and promising an increase in performance all around. The second part of today’s… Go To Full Article

AMD Announces Upcoming Samsung FreeSync Displays

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Today at AMD's Future of Compute event in Singapore, AMD announced partnerships with several companies. One of the more noteworthy announcements is that Samsung will be making FreeSync enabled displays that should be available in March 2015. The displays consist… Go To Full Article

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Chroma Gaming Keyboard Review

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Razer is a well known manufacturer of Gaming Equipment. Razer has a wide range of gamer Keyboards and Mouse in their product range, and with good reason. The product we will review here is the new colorful Razer… Go To Full Article

Flickr lets you turn other people's photos into wall art for your home

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Remember that Wall Art service Flickr launched in October that gave you a way to buy big prints of your own snapshots (or, you know, selfies)? Well, now you can also buy wall-size versions of other people's photographs, though, that… Go To Full Article

Craft the latte foam kitty of your dreams with this insane 'gun'

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If you love lattes but wish the foam could somehow be more adorable, good news! You'll soon be able to sculpt the most cloyingly cute animals you want using the Awa Taccino, a gun that fires measured dollops of foamed… Go To Full Article

The Windows Contacts Folder: What is it and Do You Need it?

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Windows has quite a few special folders, and if you add cloud storage, then you probably have more. Regardless, all of them make sense except the Contacts folder. What is the Contacts folder? Does it serve a purpose? Go To Full Article

Dropbox Carousel comes to iPad and web today, Android tablets soon

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Ever since the first cloud storage services hit the web, they've been a prime destination for thousands upon thousands of uploaded photos. Unfortunately, many of those services don't have polished user interfaces that allow for easy viewing and... … Go To Full Article

Noctua NF-S12A Series Fan Review

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Noctua have been around for 9 years now and from the very start they have been producing cooling hardware for enthusiast rigs across the world. Their cooling fans are instantly recognisable due to their unique colour scheme, often a topic… Go To Full Article

Amnesty releases anti-spying software

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Human rights organisation Amnesty International said today it and other organisations have released software to detect spyware. The software – called Detekt – scans PCs and detects surveillance software, some of which is used by governments to… Go To Full Article

Cooltek W2 Case

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The Cooltek W2 Case arrived Technic3D. The W2 supports XL-ATX, ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 3x 120mm or 3x 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review. Go To Full Article

Samsung to intro FreeSync-enabled UHD monitors in March 2015

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At its Future of Compute event in Singapore this morning, AMD shared some big news about the future of FreeSync. Samsung plans to release the "first-ever ultra-high-definition monitors" with support for the display technology in March 2015. … Go To Full Article

Corsair’s Super-Quiet Carbide 330R PC Case Now Available in Titanium Edition

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New Carbide 330R Titanium Edition adds aluminum front panel and 3-speed fan controller Fremont, CA — November 18, 2014 — Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the immediate availability of the Corsair…

Ricoh's new Theta camera delivers (relatively) simple 360-degree video

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Ricoh's original Theta camera did a curious thing: it took instant 360-degree stills, courtesy of two hemispherical lens positioned either side of stick camera. We weren't completely sold on the initial model, which was also hampered by a $399 price...… Go To Full Article

Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard Review @ TechwareLabs

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Biostar, a company which has been releasing motherboards for almost three decades, has just released the new Hi-Fi Z97WE. While Biostar has been around for some time, it isn't usually the first company that comes to mind when searching for… Go To Full Article

Intel Haswell-EP Xeon 14 Core Review: E5-2695 V3 and E5-2697 V3

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Moving up the Xeon product stack, the larger and more complicated the die, the lower the yield. Intel sells its 14-18 core Xeons from a top end design that weighs in at over six billion transistors, and we have had… Go To Full Article

HBO Go is now available for Xbox One

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After many, many promises, HBO Go is now out for Xbox One. The app is already available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the Xbox One launch marks the first time the premium streaming service is accessible from a… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 shown running early Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware

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The Galaxy Note 3 is the third Samsung device seen running an early build of Android Lollipop. We’ve already seen videos of the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 running on an unreleased version of Android 5.0, and now the folks… Go To Full Article

Aether's music-streaming 'Cone' now lets you ditch the Rdio subscription Engadget by

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When I tested Aether's "Cone" music player I was intrigued, but cautious, about the idea. At $400 (plus a required Rdio subscription) it was a hard sell for many -- especially with strong competition. Today, Aether shows that it's working… Go To Full Article

Gorilla Glass 4 shouldn't shatter when you drop your phone

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Plenty of mobile device screens can easily resist minor cracks and scratches, but let's be honest -- those aren't the biggest problems. No, the real crisis comes when you drop your phone and the display shatters into many pieces. Thankfully,… Go To Full Article

MSI GAMING to Feature New XSplit Gamecaster V2 Software

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MSI, world leading in gaming hardware and solutions, announced today the upgrade to "XSplit Version 2" on MSI GAMING products featuring the earlier versions of XSplit Gamecaster. XSplit has received an excellent reputation as the software of choice for live… Go To Full Article

This e-ink watch can change its design at the touch of a button

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It's not like we haven't seen e-ink watches before, but we've never seen one quite like this. FES Watch uses e-paper not only for its face, but its entire strap, allowing the wearer to change its design with a simple… Go To Full Article

Encryption and Storage Performance in Android 5.0 Lollipop

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As alluded to in our Nexus 6 review, our normal storage performance benchmark was no longer giving valid results as of Android 5.0. While Androbench was not a perfect benchmark by any stretch of the imagination, it was a reasonably… Go To Full Article

ECS LIVA White Edition 64GB Mini PC Kit

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The ECS LIVA 64GB mini PC is designed to be above all cheap and at just $185 there is no questioning its affordability. Still what is the purpose of this cheap PC, who is it designed for? ECS say its… Go To Full Article

Your Wi-Fi’s WPA2 Encryption Can Be Cracked Offline

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When it comes to securing your Wi-Fi network, we always recommend WPA2-PSK encryption. It’s the only really effective way to restrict access to your home Wi-Fi network. But WPA2 encryption can be cracked, too — here’s how. Go To Full Article

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