TP-LINK Touch P5 AC1900 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2015-11-28 read/post comments()

The touch-screen Touch P5 employs is not a marketing gimmick but a useful feature since we can perform the initial configuration steps with its help but also access the main configuration areas during operation; in order to avoid unauthorized access, the router will ask us for the administrator password and its desktop area will show as an intro screen the Guest network details. We do also get other useful information displayed on the screen like which Wi-Fi networks are running (2.4GHz or 5GHz or both), the current product operation mode (Router, Access Point or Repeater), time/date and the number of connected stations. read more

Primal Carnage: Extinction Game Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-11-26 read/post comments()

The game needs to be checked out by people which are already bored of zombie games and really want to try something different. The graphics feel a bit dated, but if you like this type of game which is quite fast-paced, it won’t really matter this much; also, by using the older DirectX9 platform, even people with slower systems would be able to enjoy the game at maximum settings, without the need to upgrade. Happy Dino Hunting! read more

ASUSTOR AS1004T 4-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-11-22 read/post comments()

AS1004T NAS takes part of the latest ASUSTOR server series meant for home use, which does sport a Marvell ARMADA-385 1GHz Dual-Core processor, is paired with just 512MB of RAM and can house up to four drives. The chassis has been completely redesigned and in order to access the drives, we will have to completely remove the cover; unlike the previous NASes we have tested from the same company, this unit lacks trays and only 3.5’’ drives are supported for installation. Because of the utilized ARMADA-385 SoC, the overall power consumption is very low, while the four bays are cooled by a single 120mm fan located in the back. We can connect more devices to the NAS, but be aware… read more

IN WIN 805 Mid-tower Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2015-11-17 read/post comments()

In Win is one of those manufacturers which really dare to innovate within their growing lineup of computer cases. Last year they stole the show with their highly acclaimed S-Frame, an open air chassis made from a single sheet of aluminium. Of course these high tech cases come at a cost! This year at Computex they surprised friend and foe again with the H-frame case; compare it with a transformer case, that can open and close allowing to access the innards. It is quite expensive but nevertheless a stunning concept case that will be produced in limited numbers. Today however we are taking a look at one of their more affordable nevertheless breathtaking case solution, the IN WIN 805 Mid-tower… read more

THL 2015A Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-11-17 read/post comments()

The newly released THL 2015A smartphone is a lower-specced version of their previous 2015 model which now features a MTK MT6735 SoC at 1.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a HD screen and a battery of 2700mAh. The camera sensor on the back is a Sony IMX135 Exmor RS 13MP and while it can shoot good quality photos during day time, the night shots are quite disappointing because of the excessive LED flash bleeding inside the frame. read more

Corsair VOID Stereo Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-11-14 read/post comments()

While the VOID Stereo is compatible with a wide selection of devices which can output analog audio signal, the quality of the sound is also often influenced by the source. We have connected the headset to our trusty Sound Blaster ZxR sound card and watched some movies, several YouTube clips but also some of the latest TV Shows like Gotham, Grimm, The Walking Dead and so on. The main conclusion is that with the right sound card settings and enhancements, the Stereo is going to sound pretty good but this is also thanks to the 50mm-large Neodymium drivers it incorporates that are also used on the more expensive models. Talking about the microphone, if the sound card from our setup… read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards Rantopad FF Gaming Mouse and MAX Aluminum Pad Review by stefan @ 2015-11-12
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-563 5-bay Affordable Quad-Core Business NAS Review by stefan @ 2015-11-09
Others/Mice & Keyboards Razer Mamba Wireless Chroma Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2015-10-29
Others/Miscelleneous Meizu M2 Note Full Body PU Leather Case Review by stefan @ 2015-10-28
Storage/SSD Silicon Power Slim S80 240GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2015-10-27

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Apple could axe the 3.5mm audio jack on iPhone 7, suggests new rumor

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A new report published by Japanese blog Macotakara suggests Apple may be planning to get rid of the 3.5mm audio jack on its next iPhone models. The blog claims Apple is considering removing the 3.5mm jack in order to reduce… Go To Full Article

Fossil Q Founder Android Wear smartwatch to soon be sold through Google Store

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Fossil’s new Q Founder Android Wear smartwatch will soon be more easily available, via the Google Store. The Q Founder went on sale a few days back but is currently only being sold through the online Fossil store and at… Go To Full Article

Leaked Exynos 8890 Antutu benchmark result shows record-breaking performance

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An alleged Samsung Galaxy prototype running the Exynos 8890 SoC reportedly went through the popular Antutu benchmark recently, and managed to break all previous records. According to the leak out of China, a score of 103692 was achieved by a… Go To Full Article

See the radio waves constantly bathing you with this app

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Whether or not you realize it, there are radio waves constantly washing over you. Thanks to the countless WiFi routers, cellular towers, and GPS satellites (not to mention all the Bluetooth and other smaller wireless devices) the air is literally… Go To Full Article

Formula E is planning the first racing series for driverless cars

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It was only last year that Formula E made its debut as the first racing series exclusively for electric cars. Now, after just two seasons of championships, its organizers are already preparing for another first: a driverless racing series. The… Go To Full Article

A new chiptune album is coming to the Nintendo Famicom

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Every week it feels like a new video game soundtrack gets a vinyl release. Journey, The Last of Us, FTL and Shenmue -- none of these are surprises anymore. So what's next? MiniDiscs? Cassette tapes? Well, some musicians are keen… Go To Full Article

Toymaker VTech says data was stolen from its kiddie app store

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VTech, the brand best known for its electronic kid's toys and cordless phones, said Friday that hackers had stolen some of its customer data. While VTech is hardly the first company to see its user info compromised, the target here… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Cortana iPhone app rolls out to beta testers

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Less than a month after kicking off the Cortana for iPhone beta signups, Microsoft has started rolling out the app to people who showed interest in testing it. As TechCrunch points out, the early build is being distributed through TestFlight,… Go To Full Article

Instagram tests multiple account support on Android

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The Instagram team appears to be readying an Android update that will introduce one of its most highly requested features: multiple account support. For the average user this probably isn't a big deal, but for professional photographers, social media...… Go To Full Article

Superfish 2.0: now Dell is breaking HTTPS

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From the good women and men over at the EFF: Earlier this year it was revealed that Lenovo was shipping computers preloaded with software called Superfish, which installed its own HTTPS root certificate on affected computers. That in and of… Go To Full Article

How the Atari ST almost had Real Unix

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The latest problem I was working out was how to run Unix on the Atari ST. The Tramiels had somehow wrangled a license for AT&T's SVR-something-or-other version of Unix (might have been SVR3, but this was in the bad old… Go To Full Article

Bill Gates is launching a multibillion-dollar clean energy fund

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is set to reveal a massive clean energy project on Monday, during the first day of the United Nations climate change summit in Paris. According to Reuters, which originally reported the news, the French government has... Go To Full Article

Lenovo teams with Razer on gaming PCs

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When you think of gaming PCs, Lenovo probably isn't your first choice. It has gaming PCs, but it's often far more tempting to either go with a game-centric brand or build a system yourself. Lenovo may have a way to… Go To Full Article

Sony will soon bring PlayStation 4 Remote Play to PC and Mac

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Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios confirmed on his Twitter account today that the company plans to bring PlayStation 4 Remote Play functionality to PC and MAC. The executive revealed that Sony is currently working on an… Go To Full Article

Google Nexus 5X 16GB now available at $299 in the US

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As part of ongoing Black Friday promotions in the US, the Google Nexus 5X can be bought for just $299. The 16GB Google Nexus 5X is usually priced at $379 in the US, so that’s a good $80 off the… Go To Full Article

The best electric shaver

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This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After more than eight months of testing with a dozen different men and a dozen different shavers,… Go To Full Article

Team Group outs Neptune Gaming DDR3 SO-DIMM memory modules

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Team Group today announced the launch of its Neptune Gaming SO-DIMM memory modules for gaming laptops. Built specifically for gamers, the Neptune Gaming DDR3 modules will be available in two frequencies – 2133MHz and 1600 MHz. The range includes single… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy A7 sequel hits the FCC with a 3300mAh battery

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Samsung’s upcoming second-gen Galaxy A7 has been leaked yet again, this time courtesy of the US FCC. The smartphone was recently spotted on the FCC website where the device is due for certification. The documents available on the FCC website… Go To Full Article

Debris from SpaceX's failed Falcon 9 launch washes up in England

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When SpaceX's Falcon 9 broke up in the skies above Florida's Cape Canaveral, pieces of the rocket fell into the sea, presumably never to be seen again. It's been almost five months since Elon Musk and co. confirmed a faulty… Go To Full Article

The ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ Review

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When we first analyzed the Z170 chipset from Intel, we were pleased to see that it offered 26 high speed input/output ports, which included 20 PCIe 3.0 lanes and support for up to three PCIe storage devices in RAID. Although… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Lumia 950 review: Not a flagship, but a first step

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After years of misguided attempts at mobile, Microsoft is ready for a fresh start. While Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 mostly just looked like their desktop counterparts, Windows 10 Mobile aspires to something even more substantial. This time, Microsoft tr... Go To Full Article

Sapphire Radeon R9 Nitro 380X Review

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Last week AMD released their mid range R9 380X and today we supplement our launch review by taking a look at the Sapphire Radeon R9 Nitro 380X. Right now AMD have no directly competing card at the same price (£200)… Go To Full Article

Infineon does well

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Infineon’s revenues for its fourth quarter amounted to Euro 1,598 million. At the same time, net profit increased from Euro 109 million in its third financial quarter to Euro 325 million. Its gross margin… Go To Full Article

Li-Fi could ratchet up comms speed

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A report said that an Estonian startup has tested technology that can transfer data at one gigabit per second. The company, called Velmenni, has built a lightbulb which uses so called Li-Fi, and it’s 100 times faster… Go To Full Article

Minix NEO U1 Android 4K 60Hz console released

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Minix, which is a well-known name in the home streaming TV console market, has released a new Mini NEO U1 that supports some cool features such as 4K at 60 Hz and 10-bit colour. The Neo U1… Go To Full Article

Cooltek Skall Series ATX mid-tower case unveiled

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Cooltek today announced its new premium-case, the Skall Series ATX mid-tower. The case will be available in three different variants, each with two 120mm LED fans on the front in either Blue, Green or Red. The lower part of the… Go To Full Article

How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on an Android Phone

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Wi-Fi calling allows your smartphone to place and receive phone calls, as well as send and receive SMS messages over Wi-Fi instead of the cellular network. Your phone will seamlessly hand off to the cellular network when you move out… Go To Full Article

Data-mined photos document 100 years of (forced) smiling

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Here's an odd fact: Turn-of-the-century photographers used to tell subjects to say "prunes" rather than "cheese," so that they would smile less. By studying nearly 38,000 high-school yearbook photos taken since 1905, UC Berkeley researchers have show... Go To Full Article

LG to invest $8.71 billion in OLED

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LG Display said it will invest more than $8.71 billion to build a large plant to make panels using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels. It is not clear where it is getting the dosh from, LG has… Go To Full Article

Russia puts nukes into data centre

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Eat your heart out Chuck Norris, Russia’s Tsar Putin is so tough he powers his data centres with nukes. Despite Chernobyl, the Russians still seem keen on nuclear power and it seems that they are going to… Go To Full Article

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