Corsair HG10 A1 Bracket + H80i GT Cooler Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by stefan @ 2015-07-03 read/post comments()

Corsair has nailed it again with the release of the HG10 A1 GPU bracket, which is recycling the stock blower fan for optimal VRM cooling and combines it with the usage of one of the available AIO CPU coolers in order to bring excellent cooling performance for our 290/290X R9 card from AMD. Depending on the water cooler selection, we would also be able to use a CrossFire setup which will take minimal amount of space in term of occupied slots. The only limitation for this design is the fact that it only works with OEM, original PCB AMD-designed cards and not with custom versions but we can always check the full compatibility list on the Corsair web page to… read more

Mlais M7 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-06-28 read/post comments()

The Mlais M7 smartphone has given us an overall pleasant experience thanks to its high-quality build and system performance. Speaking about the performance, the MT6752 SoC is able to deliver quite a bit especially when it is paired with HD displays so we were able to score over 47K in AnTuTu. The total of 3GB of RAM helps running multiple applications while the included 16GB of internal storage should be enough for most people to install their favorite applications without the need to install an extra microSDHC card, at least in the first stage. The fingerprint sensor works decent and we were not able to fool it by trying other fingerprints in order to unlock the device, which is impressive. read more

Matias Tactile Pro 4 Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-06-23 read/post comments()

The Keyboard Company has just started to bring in the Matias Tactile Pro and has lots of stock for potential enthusiast buyers. The newer v4 version is featuring re-engineered Matias Click switches compared to v3 and are meant to eliminate the ringing sound of the previous Fukka. Be warned that these are not designed to be silent and their sound is similar to a regular typewriter; however, the typing experience is unique and the product is recommended to people which write a lot of documents or get to work in accounting / do a lot of spreadsheet work. We would not recommend it for gaming purposes (the Quiet Pro is more suitable for that). read more

Blackview Zeta Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-06-19 read/post comments()

Blackview has taken a step ahead regarding their low-end smartphone line by releasing the Zeta which is available in multiple colors so the younger people with budget restrictions would be more attracted to it. We see it as a worthy successor of the Breeze, by sporting a friendlier look and the processor has been upgraded now to the octa-core MT6592 but at 1.4GHz in order to save battery life. Also, Zeta is equipped with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory which features a single partition. The cameras though are not stellar and while the manufacturer displays on the packaging the interpolated values, we are really dealing with a 2MP sensor for selfies and one 5MP sensor for the… read more

Lexar JumpDrive M20 Mobile USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-06-15 read/post comments()

The last USB 3.0 OTG flash drives we have tested were sporting a smaller footprint and also needed extra protective covers for avoiding damages to their connectors. In this case, the chassis is indeed bigger but no extra accessories are needed, while we can switch from one interface to another just by working with the slider. read more

Razer Seiren Elite USB Digital Microphone Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-06-13 read/post comments()

Thanks to the three 14mm condenser capsules, Seiren can function in four different modes: cardioid, stereo, omnidirectional or bidirectional, in order to accommodate different recording environments. Even if you do not use it in a professional environment, it should bring a lot of benefit to people which record streams daily/weekly thanks to the added clarity but also to the ones which talk a lot on Skype or any other audio/video conference programs. Talking again about non-professional scene, the device is really easy to set up and should not need any extra skills given you read the supplied manual and install Synapse software in a matter of minutes. read more
Storage/SSD ADATA Premier SP600 128GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2015-06-10
Mobile/Smart Phones SISWOO C50 Longbow Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-06-04
Tradeshow & OC events Computex 2015: Intel Core i7 5775C first benchmarks by leeghoofd @ 2015-06-02
Storage/HDD Silicon Power Armor A60 USB 3.0 Portable HDD Review by stefan @ 2015-05-31
Storage/Other Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-05-28

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

N64 controller modded to (sort of) work with the Xbox One

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Microsoft has an exorbitant $150 controller coming this year that it hopes will make up for the Xbox One's middling gamepad, but that won't make the upcoming Rare Replay feel any more authentic when you play. The folks at Hyperkin… Go To Full Article

Transcend Announces StoreJet 35T3 8TB USB 3.0 External HDD

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Transcend Information, Inc., a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today takes the lead to introduce the new StoreJet 35T3, its latest 3.5" external hard drive featuring the vast storage capacities up to 8TB and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface.… Go To Full Article

ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX Graphics Card Starts Selling

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ASUS today announced Strix GTX 980 Ti , a super-cool new graphics card with pumped gaming performance, perfected manufacturing, and strong fortification for extreme reliability and longevity. Powered by the latest GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics-processing units (GPUs), Strix GTX… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 Editions Compared

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Today Microsoft has finally created tables outlining what the different versions of the operating system are going to feature. It was back in May that they finally announced all of the versions of Windows 10 that are coming, but the… Go To Full Article

This might be Blackberry's first Android phone

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Rumors of a fully Android-powered Blackberry device popped up again last month, and today Evan Blass aka evleaks has posted a picture showing a glimpse of the phone. Specs for the alleged "Venice" popped up on N4BB a couple of… Go To Full Article

Bing Pong is a wonderful, terrible distraction from your searches

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We hope you aren't curious about Nolan Bushnell's game development history... you may find yourself sucked into a time sink. Microsoft has quietly added an option to play Pong in Bing (Bing Pong, get it?) if you search for the… Go To Full Article

XFX Radeon R9 Fury X Review

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"There have been a few titanic battles throughout time, Call of Duty and Battlefield, Xbox and PlayStation, World of Warcraft and everybody, but no more a battle than the fundamentals, CPU and GPU. AMD have a strong following for both… Go To Full Article

ASUS Strix R7 370 DirectCU II 4 GB Review

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ASUS is on of the largest Hardware Manufacturer of both Graphics Cards and Motherboards. In this review we look at new ASUS Strix R7 370 DirectCU II 4 GB high end Graphics Card with impressive gaming speeds… Go To Full Article

Uber will give you a free ride to jury duty in one US county

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Jury duty may be an annoying (if vital) civic responsibility, but one US county is experimenting with a ridesharing offer that could make it a little more bearable. The County Clerk in Macomb, Michigan is partnering with Uber on a… Go To Full Article

Kingston HyperX Savage SSD 240GB Review @ Neoseeker

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Kingston's HyperX Savage is one bold name for an SSD, but maybe we're really in for something ferocious when the included Phison controller moves away from its value-oriented roots and tackles the enthusiast-level market. The quad-core, 8-channel Phison S10 controller… Go To Full Article

22 Massachusetts towns will build their own gigabit internet service

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The FCC made it clear that towns should have the freedom to build their own broadband services, and one cooperative group is determined to take advantage of that liberty. WiredWest has gained the support of 22 Massachusetts towns for a… Go To Full Article

Motherboards with DDR3L and DDR4: Biostar

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With Intel’s latest extreme platform, Haswell-E and X99, supporting DDR4, all fingers have been pointing towards the state of DDR4 support for the 100-series motherboards and Intel’s 6th generation of processors, Skylake. At Computex we saw a number of 100-series… Go To Full Article

SoundCloud iOS update makes it easier to find new music

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SoundCloud has been keen on adding new features regularly to make its version of music streaming more useful for listeners. With an update today, the company's iOS app received a handful of tools that'll make it a bit easier to… Go To Full Article

Leak hints the next iPhone might record 4K video

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Tired of recording 'just' 1080p video on your iPhone while your friends produce clips in glorious 4K? You won't have to look on with envy for much longer, if the latest rumors are on the mark. A tipster on China's… Go To Full Article

Play 'Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time' on your Wii U

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At long last, you can play one of the best Legend of Zelda games (often considered the best) on your Wii U. Nintendo has released a Virtual Console version of Ocarina of Time for its latest TV console on the… Go To Full Article

NASA's New Horizons captures images of mysterious spots on Pluto

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As the New Horizons spacecraft preps for its inspection of Pluto on July 14th, NASA provided a status update with some interesting info. First, new color images show a series of spots along the dwarf planet's equator. The evenly-spaced spots… Go To Full Article

Dubai building will be entirely 3D printed, right down to the furniture

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The uses for 3D printing are seemingly endless. We've seen the tech used by doctors, to build cars and for construction. While parts of a building have been 3D printed before, the United Arab Emirates National Innovation Committee is working… Go To Full Article

Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 420X Xbox One wireless headset goes up for pre-order

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Turtle Beach has announced its third wireless Xbox One headset the Ear Force Stealth 420X. The Ear Force Stealth 420X headset is 100% wireless as it uses the intelligent channel-hopping technology to ensure interference-free wireless gaming. It is incredibly easy… Go To Full Article

Noko Leatherworks TKL Wrist Rest @ LanOC Reviews

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With mechanical keyboards coming back in popularity the need/demand for wrist rests has been rising as well. A while back I covered the Grifiti wrist rests that I had picked up for myself. While I have enjoyed them as I… Go To Full Article

Robot autopsy shows Pepper's head may be replaceable

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Don't worry, the gruesome image (above) of SoftBank's Pepper isn't part of Elon Musk's robot takedown plan. It's actually a teardown by Japanese website Nikkei showing exactly what makes the emotion sensing 'bot tick. The head came off the body… Go To Full Article

BlueStacks emulator puts Android apps on your OS X Mac

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The BlueStacks Android emulator, which already has around 90 million Windows users, has finally arrived on OSX after an extended beta testing phase. The free emulator runs both x86 and ARM-based apps as well as provides full keyboard and mouse… Go To Full Article

ASUS unveils N3150-C & N3050-C Celeron ‘Braswell’ mini-ITX motherboards

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ASUS has introduced two new mini-ITX motherboards based on the Intel Celeron quad-core N3150 and N3050 chipsets. As the name suggests, the ASUS N3150-C motherboard is based on the Intel N3150 SoC while the N3050-C model is based on the… Go To Full Article

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP Extreme graphics card now available

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ZOTAC’s new GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP Extreme graphics card is now available for purchase. The graphics card carries the model number ZT-90505-10P and comes factory overclocked to a core clock of 1253 MHz and GPU boost clock of 1355… Go To Full Article

Getting a "free" phone now a lot harder in The Netherlands

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Buying a phone in combination with a contract - the mislabeled "free phone" - just became a whole lot more complicated in my home country of The Netherlands. Today, our minister of finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem (if you follow international news… Go To Full Article

AOC offers a new 25-inch WQHD IPS flicker-free monitor

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AOC has introduced a new 25-inch WQHD IPS monitor. The new Q2577PWQ 25-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution monitor comes with an IPS LCD panel that does not use PWM for controlling brightness. This makes the monitor flicker-free, which is great… Go To Full Article

Elon Musk-backed project grants $7 million to AI researchers

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After Elon Musk donated $10 million to the Future of Life Institute (FLI) to finance studies aiming to keep AIs safe and beneficial (i.e., prevent them from going down Skynet's path) almost 300 teams submitted their research proposals. Now, the… Go To Full Article

Revised Radeon R9 Fury X pump-block spotted

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While reviewers and buyers have complained about a rather loud whine coming from the AiO cooler pump-block on the Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card, it appears that it was indeed limited to initial batch as revised pump-block have been… Go To Full Article

San Francisco is serious about Airbnb regulation

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Since San Francisco is all about startups, it's no surprise that the city changed its laws to accommodate one of its most successful: Airbnb. Last year, officials passed the so-called "Airbnb law," legalising short-term rentals of private property wi...… Go To Full Article

Bitfenix Aegis Case Review: Maximizing mATX @ Modders-Inc

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The Bitfenix Aegis is a standout case for its looks as well as purpose. It does not have any major design flaws that undermine its functionality although it has a couple of small quirks that can be irritating … Go To Full Article

Netgear ReadyNAS 202 @ techPowerUp

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Today, we get to look at and test a NAS from Netgear for the very first time. The ReadyNAS 202 is powered by a Cortex A15 CPU and has two Gigabit Ethernet ports for faster network speeds. Its key feature… Go To Full Article

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