HIS Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-03-31 read/post comments(0)

The Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station from HIS is a real help when we are frequently on the road or even at offices if using compact laptops/ultrabooks with a low number of ports. With laptops and Windows tablets, we are able to have up to four displays on at the same time (the internal display, the second display via the tablet/laptop HDMI output, third and fourth display thanks to the dock), but also plenty of USB ports for data transfer, quick charging or connecting various peripherals. In case we lack a LAN port, the dock also provides it for us, along with an additional headphone and microphone jack. read more

Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-03-28 read/post comments()

The Stream S06 4TB variant from Silicon Power is incorporating drives from Seagate, and to be more exact the ST4000DM000 model, which is built to support the 6Gb/s SATA interface, with a spindle speed of 5900RPM. The drive is featuring four platters, 1TB each and comes with a power consumption of 7.5W in normal operation, IDLE of 5W, while the sleep mode would only require 0.75W. read more

Toshiba MG04ACA400A 4TB Enterprise HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-03-21 read/post comments()

The new MG04ACA series from Toshiba is composed from drives which are meant for enterprise, mission-critical applications, while sporting higher transfer rates and capacities. The tested sample comes with 128MB of cache and comes in two versions, depending on the applications it is needed for: with 512 sector emulation or strictly with 4K sector. Make sure to choose wisely which drive is for you and your setups in order to bypass any incompatibilities which may arise. read more

ASUSTOR AS5104T 4-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-03-17 read/post comments()

The AS5104T NAS from ASUSTOR is built upon the proven chassis solution we have found on their previous generations, with an easy readable LCD display and additional buttons for performing the initial configuration without the need of a PC or extra software. The Celeron J1900 quad-core processor at its core delivers very good transfer rates when moving data; this is paired with a 2GB SODIMM module but the memory can be upgraded up to 8GB if needed, when we are running multiple services at once. read more

KingSing T8 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-03-10 read/post comments()

Along with the Elephone G3, this is the second low-cost smartphone we are testing on MadShrimps.be and we can consider ourselves impressed that for only $99 we are receiving a product with an exterior design similar to one of the Xiaomi flagships, is equipped MTKs last year octa-core processor and is paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM. read more

Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-03-09 read/post comments()

The H1500 headset takes part of the latest Corsair Gaming series, packs dual 50mm drives and is able to emulate 7.1 surround sound thanks to the Dolby Pro Logic IIx certification. The product comes with a 3-meter cable and on it we will also find a tiny remote which allows working with the volume control or for muting the microphone. read more
Storage/NAS Thecus N4310 Soho/Home Linux NAS Server Review by stefan @ 2015-03-06
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2015-03-02
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q-GRR 16GB Memory Kit Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-03-02
Mobile/Smart Phones Xiaomi Mi4 64GB Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-02-24
Storage/Other Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-02-22

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

'Un Chien Andalou' inspires a surreal indie game from Russian devs

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In 1929, famed artist Salvador DalĂ* and filmmaker Luis Buñuel awoke from a night of strange dreams, Buñuel recalling the image of a razorblade cloud slicing through the moon as if it were an eyeball, and DalĂ* describing a human… Go To Full Article

Fans Have Dropped $77M On This Guy's Buggy, Half-Built Game

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It sure doesn't seem like Wired is a fan of Star Citizen or its creator, Chris Roberts. Star Citizen gets relatively little attention from the countless gaming-enthusiast websites that breathlessly report every tiny development on big mainstream titles. But Ten… Go To Full Article

A fresh look at storage performance with PCIe SSDs

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For years, SSDs thrived under the Serial ATA banner. New generations got bigger, faster, and cheaper. Prices continue to fall and densities continue to increase, but performance has been stagnating for a while. The problem is the SATA 6Gbps interface,… Go To Full Article

Buy an LG G3 in the US, get a free VR headset

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LG's new mobile VR headset -- which is basically just a plastic version of Google's cardboard VR viewer -- is finally hitting American shores. The company just announced that it'll be throwing in a free headset, simply called the VR… Go To Full Article

Patent reveals GoPro's working on a 'square profile' camera design

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GoPro doesn't make square, cube-like cameras, but if it did, the picture (after the break) is probably what they'd look like. The image comes from a patent granted to GoPro today. The protection covers a "Camera housing for a square-profile… Go To Full Article

LG 34UM67: UltraWide FreeSync Review

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AMD officially launched FreeSync earlier this month, and the technology is interesting not just in how it works but also in how it differs from NVIDIA’s G-SYNC. Our first FreeSync display comes by way of LG, and it boasts an… Go To Full Article

JXE Streams: Boldly exploring space in 'Sid Meier's Starships'

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Sid Meier scares the crap out of me. I'm deeply familiar with the famed strategy game creator's resume -- from the history-spanning Civilization series to the high seas simulations in Sid Meier's Pirates! -- but I've only ever played one… Go To Full Article

MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, 2015)

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Nope, it's not the new MacBook. That review will need to wait until next month. What we have here is the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. For all intents and purposes, it's the same one we last tested in… Go To Full Article

Microsoft technology gives Seattle 5,000 times faster public WiFi

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Techie culture-vultures aren't likely to encounter Vine upload fails anymore at Seattle's home to arts, culture and the Space Needle thanks to Microsoft. The city's biggest patron has installed a new WiFi service at the Seattle Center that uses new… Go To Full Article

CTL Launches New Chromebook For Education

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The education sector is one area where Google’s Chromebook has proved very popular. Relatively inexpensive devices, which are easier to manage, and include just a lightweight operating system, have certainly gained a foothold there. School Divisions which have bought into… Go To Full Article

BSXinsight's calf-worn workout intensity sensor is now available

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When you're doing an exercise upon yourself, your body generates lactic acid, the levels of which are considered to be the most accurate way to measure your performance during a workout. Unfortunately, you can only test lactate levels with a… Go To Full Article

Google reveals budget Chromebooks including a $249 ASUS convertible

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Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for some new Chromebooks. Yep, Google has just announced four new Chrome OS laptops, all of which lean toward the budget-friendly end of the spectrum. They are the ASUS Chromebook Flip, the ASUS Chromebook C201,… Go To Full Article

Google puts Chrome OS on your TV with its own HDMI stick

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Google has unveiled a whole new type of Chrome device, and it's one that can fit in your pocket. It's called the Chromebit, and it's essentially a Chromebook crammed in a dongle. This tiny little package contains a Rockchip 3288… Go To Full Article

The Big Picture: Gorgeous shot captures a drone's fiery flight

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Photographer Calder Wilson added an explosive new method to his long exposure "light paintings" earlier this year when he was struck by a brilliant notion: Strap some leftover New Year's fireworks to the back of a UAV, light them up… Go To Full Article

Ethernet sales reach new height

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Global sales of Ethernet switches rose by five percent last year to stand at $21.7 billion. Why the surge? According to a report from IHS, it’s all about investments to network infrastructure to satisfy… Go To Full Article

Microsoft unveils Surface 3, with terrible EU pricing

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The result is Surface 3, as well as a mobile-broadband version, Surface 3 (4G LTE). It's the thinnest and lightest Surface we've ever shipped. It runs full Windows, including desktop applications. It includes a one-year subscription to Office 365 to… Go To Full Article

Dropbox updates document preview so that you can do more than just preview

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If you accessed a document today on Dropbox.com, you might notice that it looks a little different -- the preview screen real estate is a little larger, the design is a little cleaner and oh wait, is that a new… Go To Full Article

Brace yourselves, Tegra X1 Chromebooks could be imminent

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A logical continuation of a so far fruitful Google – Nvidia alliance. Attack and counterattack. It’s probably the best way to describe what’s going down in the PC landscape between market veteran Microsoft and a certain up-and-coming player in this… Go To Full Article

Re-order everyday items from Amazon with the 'Dash Button'

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Amazon is rolling out the Dash Button, a physical device that allows customers to re-order items like toilet paper, diapers and laundry detergent as soon as they run out, with a simple press. This initiative builds off of Amazon's previous… Go To Full Article

Xigmatek Maverick S 500 W @ techPowerUp

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Xigmatek released the Maverick S line consisting of three rather compact, Bronze-certified PSUs a while ago. We will evaluate the line's 500 W member today; it features a semi-modular design and interesting looks. This unit's strongest point is its incredibly… Go To Full Article

Samsung 850 Evo mSATA/M.2 SSD Review at HardwareHeaven

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"Samsung bring their 850 Evo series to mSATA and M.2. We test them in our Samsung 850 Evo mSATA M.2 Review." Go To Full Article

Samsung 850 Evo M.2 & mSATA Review

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Samsung tempted value-oriented enthusiasts in December with its 'V-NAND'-based 850 Evo series. Equipped with 3D TLC NAND, which allows Samsung to stack layer upon layer of transistors, the design improved density, endurance, performance and lowered production costs. Today we have… Go To Full Article

Latest batch of OnePlus Two rumors calls for fingerprint sensor, S810 chip

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Wacky drone notwithstanding, the rising Chinese star’s 2015 plans sound positively drool worthy. Encouraged by better-than-expected sales numbers posted by their rookie smartphone effort, OnePlus is looking for product category diversification, as well as handheld lineup variety. But odds are… Go To Full Article

Samsung's 850 EVO M.2 solid-state drive reviewed

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When we reviewed Samsung's 850 EVO SSD last year, we commented on its remarkably compact internals. Although the drive comes in a standard 2.5" case, the underlying circuit board occupies a fraction of that footprint. It was only a matter… Go To Full Article

The Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA/M.2 Review

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Four months ago Samsung introduced the world to TLC V-NAND in the form of SSD 850 EVO. It did well in our tests and showed that 3D NAND technology essentially brings TLC NAND to the level where planar MLC NAND… Go To Full Article

KitGuru TV: Titan X, Sli, AMD's 390x and AMD Freesync, Nvidia GSYNC

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Today two of our hardware editors Luke Hill and Leo Waldock sat down to chat about an array of topics, such as the recent release of Nvidia’s ÂŁ900 monster Titan X Maxwell graphics card and they weighed up the pros… Go To Full Article

Asus Zenfone 2 rolls out on European shores, 4 GB RAM variant costs €300

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The world’s greatest Android multitasker spread its wings to France after recently going on sale in Taiwan and China. Forget Samsung’s “next big thing”, HTC’s latest “dual-toned”, all-metal hero or even LG’s soon-to-be G4, regardless of prospective G Pen support… Go To Full Article

The making of Surface 3: Microsoft's little tablet grows up

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Microsoft knows there's a lot riding on the Surface 3. And it looks like the company's finally listened to feedback from people who have asked for a little more oomph from these devices. Nearly three years after Surface with Windows… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet runs full Windows, not RT

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How many times have we said that the Surface would be great, if not for its OS? The truth is, the Surface RT and Surface 2 were lovely, well-crafted things, with great screens, solid build quality and long battery life.… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi Redmi 2A takes on Moto E

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$99, quad-core SoC, 1GB RAM Xiaomi’s recently released Redmi 2 smartphone is designed to take on the Moto G, but the new Redmi 2A variant is a $99 design that puts the Moto E to shame.… Go To Full Article

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