Brando Nexus 7 II Protective Accessories Presentation

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-09-15 read/post comments()

Brando has made available to Nexus 7 (2013) a lot of protective cases, screens and various accessories in order to use the product optimally while keeping it in mint conditions. All these are offered at low prices when compared to established brands and their quality has been increased quite a lot since our latest check-up. read more

UMI C1 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-09-11 read/post comments(0)

UMI have prepared another affordable but large-diagonal smartphone with 1280x720 resolution; we could also mention the 1.3GHz MTK6582 quad-core SoC which is paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM, support for microSDHC cards in order to expand storage space and also one 8MP Sony camera which is also found with the Nexus 5. read more

Fractal Core 1100 Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-08 read/post comments()

Fractal introduced the new Core series at Computex 2014; instead of having a booth at the infamous Nangang Hall, they unraveled the different Core versions at the Hyatt Hotel. In a similar trend as other enclosure manufacturers the focus point is on very affordable cases, a challenge as affordable usually goes hand in hand with making compromises. MadShrimps has already reviewed several 50 dollar cases, though with the Core 1100 Fractal goes even a few notches lower with a street price of a whopping low 35 dollars. Can Fractal maintain their typical stylish look and professional build quality even at this price level? Let us pop the box and explore the Fractal Core 1100 mATX case. read more

Shuttle Barebone XS35V4 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-09-05 read/post comments()

The latest X35V4 model from Shuttle integrates one energy-efficient J1900 quad-core Intel SoC which features Ivy Bridge Graphics and inside the enclosure we can also house one 2.5’’ HDD/SSD, up to 8GB DDR3L SODIMM, a slim optical drive or with an extra adapter we can install a secondary 2.5’’ storage drive. All system runs on passive ventilation, so no extra noise is generated from the inside. read more

CORSAIR Graphite 380T Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-02 read/post comments(0)

During Computex 2014, Corsair have shown their latest additions to their gaming enclosures. Besides the Carbide Air 250, a shrinked version of their popular 540 Air Cube case, Corsair jumped on the ultra portable mITX gaming enclosures band wagon with the new Graphite 380T, a futuristic design with rounded corners, featuring a big carrying handle and designed to support long graphics cards with ease. With the build-in 3 speed fan controller and room for up to five fans this little case could ultimately cool your mini gaming powerhouse. If this hasn't drawn your attention, maybe one of the flashy color schemes will. Time to open the package and show what this case has got in its margin... read more

Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 128GB Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-09-01 read/post comments()

Corsair has gone even further in terms of performance by including a SSD controller inside their latest USB Flash Drive; this way the Voyager GTX USB 3.0 was born and features a nice brushed aluminum chassis for a sturdy design and is available in both 128GB and 256GB variants. read more
CPU Intel Octacore i7-5960X Haswell-E Review Part I by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-29
Cooling/CPU Cooling CRYORIG R1 Universal CPU Cooler Review by jmke @ 2014-08-25
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-08-25
Storage/SSD Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-08-21
Storage/NAS Thecus N2310 Soho/Home NAS Server Review by stefan @ 2014-08-19

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Yes, Unreal Engine 4 is coming to Samsung Gear VR too

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The latest game development toolkit from Epic Games supports Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus, but what about virtual or augmented reality on mobile devices? That's coming, too -- and apparently pretty soon. Road to VR has noticed that on...… Go To Full Article

Cosmos for Android lets you browse the web via SMS

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In many parts of the world where LTE and 3G aren't as accessible, something like the Cosmos browser for Android could be incredibly cheap and useful. This upcoming Android app, you see, doesn't need data to work -- you simply… Go To Full Article

Behold the new cameraphone king – Panasonic DMC-CM1

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Since the past 2-3 years, the stress on camera phones has declined and tangible improvements in camera quality is not something most manufacturers are concentrating on. Apple, for example, has been using the 8MP camera for four generations now. And… Go To Full Article

DisplayMate claims Note 4 display is best in the business

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Remember how DisplayMate tested the Galaxy S5 screen earlier this year and claimed it to have the best display on a smartphone? Well they’re back with another review and this time it’s the turn of the Galaxy Note 4. And… Go To Full Article

iOS 8 review: Some overdue updates, but well worth the wait

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Out with the old, in with the new. That was the theme of last year's iOS update, known as iOS 7, which ushered in a flat new design. Although Apple threw in some new functionality as well, it was clear… Go To Full Article

Testing Swiftkey for iOS 8

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Earlier this week SwiftKey announced that they hope to have their keyboard available on the App Store when iOS 8 finally rolls out to users worldwide. They've been kind enough to provide us with a beta version of the SwiftKey… Go To Full Article

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review: bigger and better, but with stiffer competition

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To say that Apple's doing things differently would be an understatement. With the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the company introduced two new high-end phones at the same time, both with a complete redesign and a… Go To Full Article

Android's new flatter design is taking over the Play Store app soon

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Google may have already given Android's Play Store a big makeover this summer, but it's not done yet -- there's another revamp coming this year. Android Police has posted shots of a pre-release Play Store 5.0 update that's very clearly… Go To Full Article

ZTE's new supersized phone packs a two-day battery and a low price

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If you like the prospect of a giant smartphone but find even LG's G Vista too rich for your blood, ZTE might have something that's more up your alley. It just unveiled the ZMAX, a 5.7-inch device that hopefully won't… Go To Full Article

Apple iCloud backups are finally protected by two-factor authentication

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Need another reason to activate two-factor authentication on your Apple device? Ars Technica and Apple Insider report that the security check now extends to cover iCloud device backups too, something it didn't do before. That means if someone gets... Go To Full Article

Sony Admits PS4 Hardware Is No Longer 'Top of the Line'

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I'm going to give this guy the benefit of the doubt and assume he was talking about console hardware only when he said "top of the line." "The hardware is no longer top of the line, sure," he wrote in… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm Liquid CPU Cooler Review

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"With the new Water 3.0 Ultimate, Thermaltake is making the biggest performance change we have seen under the current circumstance. While the design of the radiator still fits in the 27mm thick, 24 fpi aluminum CLC mold we are accustomed… Go To Full Article

Relonch camera case brings an APS-C sensor, f/2 lens to your iPhone

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"It would be really hard to make a trashy photo." That's the actual tagline for a company called Relonch, which just launched (correct spelling) a camera case for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 at Photokina today. Normally we'd dismiss such… Go To Full Article

Google makes it easier to create and share your own maps

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Google has had tools for creating custom maps for a while, but they haven't been very accessible -- especially not if you've wanted to find your friends' creations. It should be easier to track down those hand-made tourist guides and… Go To Full Article

SanDisk Ultra II (240GB) SSD Review

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For nearly two years Samsung was the only manufacturer with an SSD that utilized TLC NAND. Most of the other manufacturers had talked about TLC SSDs in one way or another, but nobody had come up with anything retail worthy… Go To Full Article

Fujifilm's hybrid viewfinder makes the X100T compact camera even better

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Both Fujifilm's X-T1 mirrorless and X100 compact cameras were widely lauded, so how could the company improve them without messing up a good thing? We'll talk about the X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition shortly, but in the case of the new… Go To Full Article

Huawei wins Apple-mocking challenge by pitting Ascend Mate 7 against iPhone 6 Plus

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Time to pack up and leave the Apple-deriding ring for Samsung, Sony, HTC, Microsoft, Asus and OnePlus, as Huawei just pushed the iPhone 6 Plus on the ropes gasping for air with a simple, elegant yet deadly blow. Comparing fresh… Go To Full Article

Leica's M-P rangefinder will run you $7,950, red dot sold separately

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Of all the new Leica models at Photokina, the M-P represents the slightest of tweaks. It's essentially a Leica M, but with a new 2GB buffer, double the size of the original. It's also missing the familiar red dot on… Go To Full Article

Samsung's Exynos 5433 is an A57/A53 ARM SoC

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There has been a lot of confusion going on over the last few weeks on what exactly Samsung's Exynos 5433 is. Me and Joshua were pretty much convinced that it was a standard big.LITTLE A15/A7 chip configuration due to naming… Go To Full Article

iPhone 6 Plus supply might be constrained at launch

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The iPhone everyone has been waiting for proves to be elusive. Prior to Apple’s official announcement of the new iPhone models it was rumored that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 supplies will be constrained at launch. The reason many unofficial sources… Go To Full Article

Germany lifts its temporary ban on Uber

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You can now hail an Uber car in Germany with a clear conscience... at least, for a while. Frankfurt's Regional Court has lifted a temporary ban on Uber in the country, rejecting the taxi industry's claim that urgent action was… Go To Full Article

Even More GeForce GTX 980 and GM204 Specs Tumble Out

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Ahead of its launch later this week, even more details of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 980, and the 28 nm "GM204" silicon it's based on, tumbled out. To begin with, the GM204 silicon is confirmed to be built on the… Go To Full Article

Microsoft plans Windows event on September 30

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Those rumors about the Windows 9 Technical Preview's impending release might just be true. As ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reports, Microsoft has invited journalists to a Windows-related event on September 30. The invites read simply, "Join us to hear what's… Go To Full Article

UMI flagship, the definition of ZERO Superbody

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So what have we heard new about the latest of UMI ZERO flagship smartphone? UMI is promoting it as Superbody. What is the Superbody feature they are talking about? Here is the description in detail: a)…

AMD Appoints Joseph A. Householder to Board of Directors

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AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the appointment of Joseph A. Householder, 59, to its board of directors along with positions on the board's Audit and Finance, and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. Householder currently serves as executive vice president and… Go To Full Article

Toshiba Introduces EXCERIA UHS-I SD Memory Cards

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Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced EXCERIA UHS-I SD Memory Cards, a new line of EXCERIA products focused on continuous shooting and full HD (including 4K resolution) video, a perfect fit… Go To Full Article

Toshiba Introduces TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drive, a simpler storage solution for people who are on the go and need a better way to organize… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's new accessories include a wired Xbox One controller for PC gaming

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If yesterday was Microsoft's day for announcing big news (read: a $2.5 billion acquisition), today is the day it moves on to less pressing topics. The company's hardware team just unveiled a few new accessories, including a wired Xbox One… Go To Full Article

Misfit's wearable Flash tracks your moves and sleep habits for $49

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Remember the Misfit Shine? It was yet another in a long line of crowdfunded wearables that won some points for its uber-clean looks and its activity tracking skills (not to mention the Klingon instructions on the box). $99 may have… Go To Full Article

Meet the Leica X-E, an almost-affordable APS-C compact

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Leica just released an update to its X2 point-and-shoot camera here at Photokina. The X-E has a look and feel that's very similar to its predecessor, with comparable specs as well. There's a 16.5-megapixel APS-C sensor that, like the X… Go To Full Article

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