Silicon Power Superior SDXC UHS-1 64GB Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-07-28 read/post comments(0)

In this article we will look upon another speedy SDXC card from Silicon Power, with rated speeds of 85MB/s reads and 45MB/s writes and a total storage space of 64GB. The UHS-1 standard guarantees a new photographic experience in high-speed photo shooting and Full-HD video capturing. read more

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-07-28 read/post comments(0)

Corsair has developed another great product in the name of the LX 256GB SSD, which has a very accessible price point and offers very decent performances all over the board. Regarding the internal construction, we could remind the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller, 128MB of DDR3 buffer, but also 8 MLC NAND Flash chips with 32GB capacity each. read more

Gigabyte Z97X-SOC FORCE Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by leeghoofd @ 2014-07-22 read/post comments()

Gigabyte continues to release new products in their orange themed overclocking motherboard series. The first of the OC series was the immaculate X58 OC motherboard, a trimmed down on features board, however purely designed to provide the ultimate overclocking experience. Sadly the X58 OC board arrived just a tad too late on the market to become a major selling product. Nevertheless a trend was set: deliver affordable, yet customized for maximum tweaking potential motherboard series. Other brands had similar overclocking friendly boards yet retailing at far more elevated prices. The predecessor, the Z87X-OC was one of the most utilized overclocking boards during the last year according statistics expert Massman from Gigabyte had to live up to its name and… read more

Synology DS414j Budget-friendly 4-bay NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-07-21 read/post comments()

Synology has updated their low-end 4-bay model with the release of the DS414j which retains the old version chassis and at its core we will find the 1.2GHz MindSpeed Comcerto dual-core ARM processor, which is paired with 512MB of RAM. As the more expensive models, DSM 5.0 is installed on the unit which adds great value and ease of use. read more

HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-07-21 read/post comments()

With the R9 280 GPU (rebadged Radeon HD 7970), HIS have released a new card which features the proven 5-heatpipe two-slot cooling system; the product comes with a mild overclock but retains a very good overclocking potential, being able to reach and even surpass cards based on the 7970 GHz Edition. The card can handle most games at Full-HD resolutions, with or without filtering, while at 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 we may often need to adjust the detail levels. read more

Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid-i Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-07-18 read/post comments()

Cooler Master has re-built the Quick Fire series with the Rapid-I model, which features fully-customizable backlighting, but also some preset catchy modes, which sport the ActivLite marketing name. More modes will be introduced in the near future via firmware flash and the tenkeyless design saves a lot of space while making the product lighter for going to LAN parties. read more
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone DS81 Review by stefan @ 2014-07-17
Others/Networking Gear TP-LINK AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router Review by stefan @ 2014-07-14
Cases & PSU/Cases SilentiumPC Aquarius X90 Mid-Tower Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-07-10
Storage/Other KingFast Encrypted USB Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-07-09
Motherboards/Intel S1150 BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE LGA1150 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-07-07

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Gigabyte's Brix Gaming BXi5G-760 mini-PC reviewed

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We've taken a look at a couple of PCs based on Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) design here at TR: Intel's original whitebox NUC, and Gigabyte's NUC-inspired Brix Pro. While both of those machines were competent performers, neither of… Go To Full Article

OneNote on iOS and Mac now lets you attach files

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Like it or not, school is fast approaching. However, Microsoft thinks it can make the fall semester a little more bearable with big updates to OneNote on both iOS and the Mac. Both apps now let you attach files to… Go To Full Article

Orange you glad Asus made a mechanical gaming keyboard

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The latest mechanical keyboard comes from a somewhat unexpected source. Asus has added a gaming-oriented design called the Strix Tactic Pro. Like a lot of mechanicals, the Strix comes with a choice of Cherry MX red, black, brown, or blue… Go To Full Article

HGST rolls out new 12Gbps enterprise SAS SSDs

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A new series of 12Gbps SSDs from HGST are making their way to the tech market very soon. HGST has announced the release new SSDs aimed for corporate use and for data centers. These 2.5-inch SAS drives feature 12Gbps optimal… Go To Full Article

'The Last of Us' brought to life in live stage show

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Today, The Last of Us is getting ready to take over PlayStation 4 consoles everywhere, and soon it may also be conquering... Broadway. Well, maybe not so much. But Naughty Dog's popular title did make its debut on the live… Go To Full Article

Next-gen Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tab benchmarked with Snapdragon 805 inside

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Anyone assuming Amazon’s Kindle Fire upgrading cycle would be disturbed by the unveil of the company’s debut Fire Phone is about to be “disappointed”, as a Fire HDX tablet sequel popped up in a benchmark listing right on schedule. The… Go To Full Article

Antec ISK 600 Mini-ITX Case

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The gang at NikKTech have the Antec ISK 600 mini-ITX case in-house for a little review action today. Overall, a very positive review. If you are case shopping, this will certainly be of interest. The ISK 600 is much more… Go To Full Article

Huntkey Delivers New Series of Part-In-One Desktop PCs

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In order to meet different users' and markets' needs, Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global professional power supply provider, has introduced its latest DIY All-in-One PCs. Reclaim your desk and reduce the amount of space needed by up… Go To Full Article

ADATA to Showcase Industrial, Commercial and Server Storage Solutions at FMS

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ADATA Technology Co., Ltd., will be displaying a complete industrial, commercial and server grade storage solutions, which includes customizable ISSS312 SSD, wide temperature industrial storage and latest DDR4 server DIMMs at Flash Memory Summit. Starting from August 5th to 7th,… Go To Full Article

The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

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While I talked about this in the launch article, the SHIELD Tablet is very much the culmination of lessons learned from 2013. While the Tegra Note 7 was a decent tablet, it had to eke out a profit through hardware… Go To Full Article

Thecus N2310 2-Bay NAS Server Review @

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The Thecus N2310 2-bay NAS server is a solid option if you are looking for a 2-bay device that doesn't waste your time and money with fancy extras and just gets down to serving your files from a RAID 0,… Go To Full Article

Harman Kardon BDS 880 Home Theater System Review @ TestFreaks

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"I'm reviewing the Harman Kardon BDS 880 which is a combined 3D Blu-ray player (the BDS 580) with its integrated 5.1-channel decoder/ 325Watt amplifier and the HKTS 65 speaker system. You'll get everything you need to transform your living room… Go To Full Article

BitFenix Fury 650W Gold Modular Review

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Bitfenix have earned a strong reputation in enthusiast circles thanks to their wide range of quality case designs. In the efforts to diversify their portfolio they recently launched a power supply range – dubbed the ‘Fury’. Available in three capacities… Go To Full Article

Intel's next attempt to beat the Raspberry Pi will cost you $300

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Intel may reign supreme in the desktop and laptop space, but ARM is eating its lunch almost everywhere else. That's not something the chipmaker can ignore, which is why it's having another crack at the hobby / developer market with… Go To Full Article

Tesoro Lobera Supreme Mechanical Keyboard Now Available in the North America

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Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces that the Tesoro Lobera Supreme mechanical keyboard with full color illumination is now available in the US and Canada. Named after the sword of the Saint Ferdinand, one… Go To Full Article

Nvidia hits back at AMD’s Gameworks allegations

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Company reps flat out deny AMD’s claims, dismissing most as simply lies. For the past few months AMD and Nvidia have had a public spar over claims that Nvidia’s Gameworks middleware is crippling the performance of Ubisoft’s recently released Watchdogs… Go To Full Article

XTracGear Carbonic Mouse Pad Review

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XTracGear (formerly XTracPads) is a company dedicated solemnly to manufacture the best mousing surfaces and accessories for gamers and professionals. This year XTracGear has decided to update some of their products, as well as introducing new ones. Please read along… Go To Full Article

Opportunity rover breaks record for longest distance driven off-Earth

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When the Opportunity rover landed on the red planet in 2004, NASA only intended to drive it for about 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) within 90 Martian days. But the rover turned out to be a hardy Mars explorer, and on… Go To Full Article

ATP Introduces advancedMLC (aMLC) Technology

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ATP, the leading manufacturer of embedded Flash and ruggedized SSD and DRAM modules, introduces its latest technology, advancedMLC, also known as "aMLC". Developed by ATP, aMLC is an advanced firmware technology uniquely implemented onto ATP's NAND Flash products to vastly… Go To Full Article

Rapoo Announces A800 Bluetooth Speakers

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Wireless your life. Rapoo, one of the world's leading manufacturers of peripherals in the wireless segment and the first manufacturer of products featuring 5 GHz wireless technology, holds an impressive 42% market share in China and is continually expanding its… Go To Full Article

What’s ‘Intel’ about Intel’s SSD Pro 2500?

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There isn’t much “Intel Inside” Intel’s new line-up of Enterprise-geared SSDs. VR-Zone’s sister site, Chinese VR-Zone, recently ran a review of Intel’s new SSD for Enterprise customers — the SSD Pro 2500. One particular element of interest from the review… Go To Full Article

FinalWire Rolls Out AIDA64 v4.60

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Enhanced Support for LCD and VFD Screens BUDAPEST, Hungary - July 30, 2014 - Today FinalWire has announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 v4.60. As is known, the popular PC diagnostic utility can provide detailed information…

Apple Launches Retina MacBook Pros with Faster Haswell Processors, More RAM Standard

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As indicated over the weekend and yesterday, Apple today launched refreshed 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros.The new notebooks feature faster versions of Intel's Haswell processors, as all 13-inch models now come with 8GB of RAM standard while all 15-inch… Go To Full Article

'The Last of Us' looks better on PS4 but it's not perfect

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Just over a year ago, Sony and developer Naughty Dog unleashed the emotionally wrenching The Last of Us on the PlayStation 3. And while the post-apocalyptic tale was heralded at the time for its affecting narrative, the game's technical prowess...… Go To Full Article

LG's 105-inch 4K TV is here, if you can afford its $117,000 price

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Sure, Samsung just launched its 105-inch ultrawidescreen, Ultra HD TV, but if spending $120,000 on such a screen is probably out of reach there may have a solution. For the the budget minded-consumer, we'd recommend taking a look at LG's… Go To Full Article

VisionTek Adds New Models, Cooling Kits, and Bundles to CryoVenom Series

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VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced the addition of new graphics cards models, complete cooling kits, and card/cooling kit bundles to its high-performance liquid cooled PC compatible… Go To Full Article

Super Talent Updates its 1.8-inch MasterDrive KX3 SSD

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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces their updated MasterDrive KX3, a 1.8" SSD. Super Talent's MasterDrive KX3 comes in to solve the problem of physical space constraints in a computing system. This SSD is… Go To Full Article

AMD Kaveri Laptops Sighted

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While AMD's Kaveri APUs initially launched on the desktop at the beginning of the year, for many the APUs looked like a better fit for laptops and notebooks. In early June, we were able to preview the performance of the… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Releasing Three GTX 800 Graphics Cards In October?

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According to rumblings from the rumor mill, NVIDIA will be launching three new video cards in October. We figured you guys would have fun discussing this even though NVIDIA hasn't commented on the rumor yet. Nvidia plans to introduce high-end… Go To Full Article

HTC's upcoming Windows Phone is coming to Verizon with an awkward name

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More than a few eyebrows were raised when talk surfaced of an HTC One for Windows Phone. How close would it be to the Android original? Would it bring anything new to the table? And what's the name, for that… Go To Full Article

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