Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-03-02 read/post comments()

The latest NovaTouch TKL keyboard from Cooler Master is featuring revised switches made in cooperation with Topre which can accommodate regular Cherry MX keycaps and the manufacturer has also included O-rings In order to prevent bottoming out and this way some of the noise is eliminated. read more

G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q-GRR 16GB Memory Kit Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2015-03-02 read/post comments()

With the release of Intel's high end X99 platform aka Haswell-E last year DDR4 became available for the big masses. 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 1.2-1.35Volts. Only drawback, as with each new technology at launch is the high retail price, Things have settled a bit and prices are slowly plummeting. Today we have a look at one of G.Skill enthusiast kits: the Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q quad channel kit. While they have even faster kits in their lineup, ranging up to a massive 3400MHz out of the box. Today's reviewed 3000C15 kit has been heralded by many… read more

Xiaomi Mi4 64GB Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-02-24 read/post comments(0)

After testing a lot of aspects of the Mi4 smartphone which was the Xiaomi flagship of last year, we can consider ourselves quite impressed in terms of performance and the gap it has created over the mainstream models we have tested in the past is quite big. read more

Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-02-22 read/post comments(0)

TransMemory-EX II is not a product to skip from Toshiba since it features very good transfer speeds when working with large files (confirmed from the performed benchmarks), a solid build and also comes with EX II Pad Locker, which adds value to the product. read more

NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-02-16 read/post comments(0)

DOKO is a new PC streaming device from NZXT which allows connecting peripherals remotely thanks to the USB Over IP technology and connects to our TV via HDMI (1080P@30Hz). For optimal experience, we are recommended to connect the DOKO directly to our router on a wired connection and the same thing must be said about the station we are streaming from; if the bandwidth is not sufficient because of an improper connection, we may experience desyncs or even artifacts. read more

Silicon Power Mobile X31 OTG USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-02-13 read/post comments()

Silicon Power has recently introduced its lightweight mobile USB 3.0 OTG drive which can be used to transport and transfer data between multiple mobile devices and while its read speeds are pretty good, it falls a bit short on the writes; considering that the Android and Windows tablets which support this function are mostly USB 2.0, the lower write speeds should not be such a bit inconvenience, but when copying data from our PCs to the drive, we can see it lagging a bit. read more
Cooling/Water Cooling Corsair Hydro H110i GT CPU Cooler Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-02-10
Others/Miscelleneous Noreve iPad Air 2 Protective Cases Review by stefan @ 2015-02-06
Storage/Other Patriot Memory Supersonic Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-02-04
Mobile/Tablets Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Tablet Review by stefan @ 2015-01-29
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone XH97V Review by stefan @ 2015-01-28

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Antec Announces VPF Series Power Supplies

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By virtue of their 80 PLUS Bronze certification, the new generation of reliable entry-level allrounders in Antecs VPF series for gamers and system integrators achieve an efficiency of up to 88 percent. Because of the excellent ratio of expended power… Go To Full Article

One of the first Valve VR games is inspired by 80s fantasy films

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The Gallery: Six Elements is a magical fantasy exploration game created by Vancouver Island studio Cloudhead Games for Valve and HTC's new virtual reality headset, the Vive. It includes motion controls and a soundtrack by Elder Scrolls composer Jerem...… Go To Full Article

Silverstone Precision PS11B-Q Case Review

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SilverStone is a well known manufacturer of Cases, Cooling and Power Supplies. The product we are looking at today is the new Silverstone Precision PS11B-Q Case. A case designet with low noise in mind. … Go To Full Article

Waze now alerts you to nearby child abductions

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Waze is mostly meant to help you avoid traffic snarls and speed traps, but it's now performing a valuable public service. Effective immediately, the navigation app will notify you about AMBER Alerts for abducted children wherever you're driving. Stop...… Go To Full Article

Photorealism on a large scale with Unreal Engine 4's new assets

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"It's getting ridiculous." Epic Games Chief Technology Officer Kim Libreri is tired of chairs -- and rocks, and grass, and trees -- in the games created in Unreal Engine 4, Epic's game development platform. It's not that he doesn't like… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Titan X

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During today’s GDC session on Epic’s Unreal Engine, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang dropped in as a special guest to announce NVIDIA’s next high performance video card, the GeForce GTX Titan X. In order to capitalize on the… Go To Full Article

Microsoft bought 'Minecraft' after a single tweet by its creator

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We're only halfway through the decade, but it's already obvious that Minecraft is the biggest game of the '10s. Its creator, Markus "Notch" Persson has now been honored for his achievement with a cover story in Forbes. The piece reveals… Go To Full Article

Testing the HTC (Re) Vive with Steam VR: Better than Oculus…?

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One of the big announcements to come out of Mobile World Congress this week is regarding HTC’s new VR headset, called the Vive or ‘Re’ Vive, depending on where you see it, and their collaboration with Valve who appears to… Go To Full Article

Valve's Steam Machines and Controller coming in November

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We already knew that Valve would share a few more details regarding its Steam Machines and Steam Controller at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2015, and it appears that these will be available in November, alongside the new Valve streaming… Go To Full Article

'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain' sneaks out in September

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the latest in Hideo Kojima's nearly 30-year-old series of melodramatic espionage games, finally has a release date. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of will arrive on September 1st for $60, and… Go To Full Article

Facebook's Slingshot lets you explore and follow popular user accounts

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As much as you'd like to give Facebook's Slingshot a try, most of your friends still prefer Snapchat, huh? If you don't mind slinging photos or videos with strangers, the app's new Explore feature can help connect you to people… Go To Full Article

How to Extend Your Android Tablet’s Battery Life When You’re Not Using it

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Fewer things annoy us than when we set our Android tablet aside for a few days only to return to a low or even dead battery. This shouldn’t be happening, so it’s time to try to fix it. Go To Full Article

Another Steam Machine is coming, this one from Maingear

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If you thought the Steam Machine news would be limited to Valve's announcement, well you're not quite right. Maingear's back to give the the platform another go with the Drift. What's in the aluminum box? An Intel i7-4790K processor mated… Go To Full Article

Zotac's Steam Machine is ready to power your living room

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Despite a long series of delays, Valve is still finding partners for its Steam Machine hardware initiative. One of the latest entrants is Zotac, whose Steam Machine SN970 packs what looks like some potent hardware into a form factor similar… Go To Full Article

Apple iPhone 6 and LG G3 crowned best smartphones at MWC 2015

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The GSM Association (GSMA) also handed out top honors to Motorola’s Moto E and 360, as well as Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. It’s been a good last few months for Apple, which obliterated sales records and surpassed even the most… Go To Full Article

Epic Games partners with 'Hobbit' effects company Weta for VR tech

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Last year, Epic Games Chief Technology Officer Kim Libreri and Unreal Engine 4 General Manager Ray Davis visited some friends at Lord of the Rings effects studio Weta Digital in Wellington, New Zealand. They only wanted a tour of the… Go To Full Article

Razer announces Chroma Lighting SDK game integration

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Razer's Chroma SDK beta to allow developers to allow lighting control based on gaming profiles Go To Full Article

Relaxing with Runcible, the circular 'anti-smartphone' steeped in nostalgia

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The Runcible is both the strangest and most intriguing device that I've seen at Mobile World Congress this year. It offers many of the same capabilities as a smartphone, but it looks like a trinket you would find in a… Go To Full Article

Android ruled the smart roost in 2014

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In 2014 Android was dominant as the operating system for smart devices – including smartphones and tablets. And while Google’s Android OS will rule the roost this year too, as more “intelligence” goes into cars, glasses, and… Go To Full Article

Apple, Google scramble to fix bug

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Both Google and Apple devices are vulnerable to a bug and the companies are rushing to create patches for people that have such devices. The bug – named Freak – has been in devices for years and… Go To Full Article

Jay Z might not get his own Spotify rival after all

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Jay Z's purchase of Tidal, the streaming service with better audio quality than rivals like Spotify, is not a fait accompli after all. Over 10 percent of investors in Swedish owner Aspiro have rejected the bid, enough to block the… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA To Offer Steam Keys With GRID Game Purchases

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One of the things that went under the radar during NVIDIA's Made to Game Event last night was the fact that games purchased on GRID will also come with a Steam key so you can use that game on your… Go To Full Article

Audi's latest Q7 SUV and R8 sports car are powered by electricity

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Audi has gone to this year's Geneva Motor Show with new versions of its Q7 SUV and R8 sports car in tow: electric-powered versions, that is. The new Q7 E-Tron Quattro looks very similar to the regular Q7, but it's… Go To Full Article

Sony unveils four much-needed lenses for the full-frame A7-II camera

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We like Sony's full frame Alpha mirrorless A7-II and light-vacuuming A7s cameras, but the downside is a narrow range of full-frame lenses. It's now resolved the problem significantly with four new models, including a walk-around zoom and fast prime f... Go To Full Article

AMD Announces New LiquidVR Technology

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AMD announced an initiative to deliver the best possible VR experience for developers and users through new AMD technologies and partnerships. The first output of AMD's initiative is LiquidVR, a set of innovative technologies focused on enabling exceptional VR content… Go To Full Article

Sonnet Introduces Two New Handy Thunderbolt Adapters

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Sonnet today announced the launch of its new USB 3.0+eSATA Thunderbolt Adapter for easy connectivity to USB 3.0 devices and eSATA storage, and USB 3.0+Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt Adapter for easy connectivity to USB 3.0 devices and Gigabit Ethernet wired networking.… Go To Full Article

BitTorrent Sync exits beta, offers free private cloud storage

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Cloud-based storage makes it easy to share files between multiple users and devices, but what if you don't trust third-party servers with your data? One option is Sync, a private cloud system from the people behind the BitTorrent file-sharing protocol.… Go To Full Article

HTC’s One M9 is costlier than expected, and randomly heats up like crazy

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That sounds like music to Samsung’s ears, especially since the M9 is slated to ship earlier than the Galaxy S6. Qualcomm tried hard, perhaps too hard, to convince the media there was no truth to the claims the powerhouse Snapdragon… Go To Full Article

Security flaw from the '90s leaves Apple and Android users open to attack

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A team of cryptographers have discovered that a security flaw from way back in the '90s still leaves users today vulnerable to cyberattacks. They've dubbed it "Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Key" or FREAK, and it renders everyone who uses Safari… Go To Full Article

OnePlus teases product category diversification

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The OnePlus Two release is still on, rumor has it, but something else is in the exciting Chinese startup’s pipeline as well. Although we can’t say we’re too surprised seeing OnePlus skip the 2015 MWC festivities, since their uber-successful One… Go To Full Article

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