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

MEIZU M2 Note 4G LTE Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-09-21 read/post comments()

The mainstream offering from Meizu has impressed us plenty as the MX4 did in the past; despite the low cost price ($159.59 at GearBest at the current time of review), we are offered a very good 4G smartphone with dual-nanoSIM capabilities, a sleek rounded polycarbonate body, small screen bezels for keeping the size to a minimum, a dual function Home button, good quality cameras, a mainstream 64-bit octa-core SoC from MTK and a potent battery for more than enough standby times. read more

Tt eSports Poseidon Z Forged Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-09-15 read/post comments()

Despite the fact that the Poseidon Z Forged mechanical keyboard does come with Kailh switches instead of the usual Cherry-MX, we haven’t found any differences right away and as many other people which have tested switches made by this brand, they were not disappointed by their quality. Keep in mind that the Blue versions are not as silent as Reds or Browns as they are made to have a perceptible tactile feedback and an audible click to them. This keyboard also brings to the table a metallic internal chassis and a top brushed aluminum layer, extra programmable keys on both sides, multimedia keys, a full blue LED lighting system with preset settings and adjustable light intensity but also a dedicated… read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

[M] Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

@ 2015/10/03 read/post comments(0)
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… Go To Full Article

Intel leak points to eight-core consumer Cannonlake parts

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
Engineer a little too proud. Go To Full Article

OCZ Storage Solutions Z-Drive 4500 Achieves VMware Ready Status

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company, today announced that its enterprise Z-Drive 4500 SSDs has achieved VMware Ready status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process, Z-Drive 4500 SSDs has achieved VMware's highest level of endorsement, and… Go To Full Article

Microsoft and ASUS Broaden Patent Licensing Engagement

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
Microsoft Corp. and ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS) on Thursday announced the expansion of an earlier patent licensing agreement between the companies. The deal includes a broad cross-license covering, for example, ASUS Android-based phones and tablets and Microsoft software, devices and… Go To Full Article

Lian Li Announces the PC-TU300 and TC-01 Trolley

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-TU300 portable PC chassis. The largest of the TU series, the TU-300 packs a full ATX-size computer into a rugged, portable chassis compact enough to count as carry-on luggage. Alongside the case is its… Go To Full Article

Minecraft's story mode means more action, less dirt farming

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
Back in December, Telltale Games hinted that there was a narrative-driven installment of the Minecraft franchise on the way. Now in the newly released trailer, we get to see the story behind the first episode dubbed "The Order of the… Go To Full Article

Outlook on the web borrows Facebook's Like and Twitter's @mention

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
Microsoft is giving Outlook on the web a couple of familiar social media-flavored features. First, it's adding a thumbs up on every email, which you can click on the reading pane. That gives you a way to publicly "Like" or… Go To Full Article

Asteroid hit and volcanoes linked as suspects in dinosaur extinction

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Ah majestic dinosaurs, your oversized bodies and tiny brains may have been doomed no matter what. But, that asteroid that wiped out all of the giant lizards may have had some volcanic help. According to a new paper published in… Go To Full Article

Grinding through 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5'

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The reviews are in and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is... not looking good. When I played the game in Chicago earlier this year, it was fine. There were a few glitches here and there, sure, but it was an… Go To Full Article

ASUS ZenFone 2 Review @ Hardware Secrets

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
The ZenFone 2 is the new smartphone from ASUS, with a 5.5 inches Full HD screen, Atom Z3580 CPU, 4 GiB of RAM, 13 MP camera and Android 5.0. Let's take a good look at it! Go To Full Article

Windows 10's Cortana taps into LinkedIn to cure your meeting anxiety

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Microsoft's Windows 10 virtual assistant Cortana is getting even smarter today by integrating LinkedIn. If you're using Windows Mail and Calendar for meetings, you can now connect Cortana to your LinkedIn account, which will surface details about t... Go To Full Article

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus review: more than just a refresh

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
Some people look a little unkindly on the so-called "S" years -- those years when Apple updates the iPhone, but doesn't change how it looks, and then sells that while secretly working on something flashier that will debut 12 months… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Core P5 turns PCs into wall art

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Some PC builds are works of art worthy of ogling eyes and drooling mouths. Thermaltake's latest case, the Core P5, lets builders put their masterpieces on full display on the floor, on a desktop, or even on walls for maximum… Go To Full Article

Netgear Introduces the Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Wi-Fi Router

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Netgear, a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today introduced a WiFi router for your home that sets a new standard for speed, features and performance. The latest addition to the company's premium… Go To Full Article

How to Automatially Hide or Show the Menu Bar in OS X El Capitan

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
Windows users have the ability to hide the Taskbar, but the menu bar in OS X is a constant presence. This isn’t necessarily bad because the menu bar doesn’t really take up that much room. If you want to hide… Go To Full Article

Rate your friends like they're restaurants with Peeple

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
A 'Yelp'-style app for rating people is not a new idea, but nobody's been terrible enough to actually build one in real life -- until now. A startup company has launched an app called "Peeple" which has already raised $7.6… Go To Full Article

Hailo ditches private hire vehicles and recommits to black cabs

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As the debate over whether private hire taxi apps like Uber are good for London continues to rage on, Hailo has announced it has resigned its licence and will go back to supporting regular black cabs. In a statement, Andrew… Go To Full Article

Tiny 'supercapacitors' could make batteries live longer

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Scientists in Canada and France have created a micro-supercapacitor with the same energy density of a modern lithium-ion battery that could potentially last forever. Supercapacitors have long been eyed by scientists and industry leaders like Elon M... Go To Full Article

Cougar's 700M eSports mouse stands out on the battlefield

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The evolutionary arms race in gaming mice continues today. Cougar's 700M eSports mouse boasts a wild paint job that'll make it stand out during live coverage of the next International Dota 2 Championships—or at least that's the dream, we suppose.… Go To Full Article

Dell revamps workstation line

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Dell said it has revamped its Dell Precision mobile workstations with a complete redesign in and out. Options include sixth generation Intel Core CPUs, Xeon processors and future Xeon E3-1200 product families. Dell gives… Go To Full Article

TAG Heuer's first smartwatch gets a $400 price bump

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
Normally, when a company changes its mind about the pricing of a forthcoming gadget, it's to surprise us all with a nice discount. Luxury watch brand TAG Heuer, on the other hand, felt that its first smartwatch, the Carrera Wearable… Go To Full Article

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Review at Modders-Inc

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
Phanteks has very quickly cemented their place as one of the preferred chassis manufactures among the PC enthusiast community. In last year's Mod24, Lee Harrington of "PCjunkie Mods" and Ron Lee Christianson of "Blue Horse Studios" used the Enthoo Luxe… Go To Full Article

What If You Used iOS 9's Low Power Mode all the Time?

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
I am amazed by the impact Low Power Mode has on battery life. It’s not like the extreme low power modes found on Android phones that basically turn everything off and turn your $600+ phone into a dumb phone. It… Go To Full Article

Toshiba to lay staff off

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The newly fledged CEO of Toshiba said that the accounting irregularities means that the firm will have to look towards laying off staff in divisions that are underperforming. Masashi Muromachi has introduced a management team to take… Go To Full Article

Apple fixes lock screen issue in latest iOS 9 update

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Remember that iOS 9 security issue that allows someone to bypass the iPhone lock screen using Siri and access your contacts and photos? And how some folks thought that it wasn't real? Well, Apple sure did, as the latest iOS… Go To Full Article

Netgear's New ReadyNAS 21x Models Go Quad-Core

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
We had covered Netgear's ReadyNAS 200 series launch at the 2015 CES. Based on a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 SoC designed by Annapurna Labs, the ReadyNAS RN202 (2-bay) and RN204 (4-bay) brought some advantages of the btrfs file system in a… Go To Full Article

Synology announces the RT1900ac wireless router

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Storage vendor Synology is branching out into networking, launching its first wireless router. Dubbed RT1900ac, the Wi-Fi ac router offers a bandwidth of 1900Mbps, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, a USB 3.0 port, SD card slot and compatibility with 3G/4G USB… Go To Full Article

BBM app lands on Apple Watch before WhatsApp

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
Apps are continuing to trickle into Apple's wearable, with recent standouts including Airbnb, Google and...BlackBerry? The company once called RIM has announced Apple Watch support for its messaging service, BBM. When reading the product descriptio... Go To Full Article

NASA reveals potential low-cost missions for the Discovery program

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NASA has announced the five new project concepts it's considering for the Discovery program, which focuses on low-cost space missions. It's the same program we have to thank for the Dawn spacecraft that recently captured a sunlit Ceres, the Messeng... Go To Full Article

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Review

@ 2015/10/02 read/post comments(0)
In 2013, Asus manufactured the critically acclaimed Google Nexus 7. After a quiet period on the tablet front, Asus are back with a new range of ZenPads – and today we look at the ZenPad S 8.0. The 8.0 obviously… Go To Full Article

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