Silicon Power Jewel J30 64GB USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2016-08-21 read/post comments()

Jewel J30 USB 3.1 Flash Drives are small and cute at the same time, resembling nuts (one of the favorite squirrel meals) and they do incorporate Micro COB technology for packing up to 64GB of storage. The product rubber connector cover does make them more durable (against water, dust and vibration), while the lid-holder strap design makes sure that we won’t lose the USB port cover while the drive is in use. read more

Razer Turret Living Room Gaming Mouse and Lapboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2016-08-11 read/post comments()

Razer Turret was thought as a compact peripheral which can act as a wireless gaming keyboard/mouse perfect to be utilized in living rooms were the use of wires becomes annoying and very unaesthetic. When the 2.4GHz interface is used with the supplied dongle we do not get to see delays during operation for both devices and since the keycaps of the lapboard keyboard are of the same size as on a regular laptop, people can also use it successfully for office tasks or browsing the Internet. read more

G.SKILL Ripjaws V 32GB 3000MHz DDR4 (F4-3000C15D-32GVR) Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2016-08-09 read/post comments()

The F4-3000C15D-32GVR 32GB DDR4 memory kit from G.SKILL does come with a rated speed of 3000MHz and is composed of two 16GB modules; since we are talking about overclocking modules, these also feature a custom designed heatsink of 42mm height so compatibility should not be an issue even with more massive CPU coolers. read more

Razer Leviathan Mini Speaker Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2016-08-06 read/post comments()

Razer Leviathan Mini is the portable version of their previous Leviathan sound bar which did also feature a subwoofer and packs two 12W drivers, Bluetooth 4.0 technology, NFC and a 2600mAH rechargeable Li-Ion battery. The mini-system can deliver quite a bit of punch without distortion, making it ideal for playing music outside or inside our house; the Combo Play functionality still needs a bit of bug fixing since delays will appear between audio and video, but if we do play regular audio on radio or music albums this should not be an issue. The Mini can be also used for taking calls thanks to its integrated microphone with devices which support Bluetooth Hands-Free Profiles (HFP 1.5). read more

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2400MHz 32GB White Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2016-08-04 read/post comments()

The Crucial Ballistix Sport LT White 2400MHz memory kit is not the fastest out there, but the 32GB memory quantity should suffice for many high-end PC configurations, for running demanding games, multimedia content or even digital content production. Their unique white-PCB look fits right in when we need to build an all-white setup and the Micron chips also give a bit of overclocking headroom. read more

QNAP TVS-882 High-Performance 8-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2016-07-28 read/post comments()

The TVS-882 High-Performance 8-bay NAS from QNAP delivers very good performances all across the board, beginning with transfer speeds throughout the network and ending with virtual machines which can be run in much better conditions than what we have seen with previous offerings. The Intel Core i3-6100 CPU seems to help a lot the overall build and the fact that we can install up to 32GB of DDR4 memory allows the user to run many more processes at once. The NAS administrator is able to install a mix of M.2, 2.5’’ and 3.5’’ drives and it really does not stop here because in the remaining expansion slots we can install devices to support 10GbE cards, PCIe NVMe SSDs, USB 3.1… read more
Motherboards/Intel S1151 GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-SOC FORCE LGA1151 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2016-07-22
Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling GELID Silent Pro 14 PWM Case Fans Review by stefan @ 2016-07-18
Storage/Other Mach Xtreme MX-Barium USB 3.1 Gen1 / USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2016-07-14
Motherboards/IntegratedCPU BIOSTAR J3160MD Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2016-07-13
Others/Networking Gear Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review by stefan @ 2016-07-09

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Google hires satellite exec to head up Project Loon

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The Project Loon team has been conducting successful tests in different parts of the globe for quite some time, but they've yet to release a commercial product. Google's new hire could change that. The tech titan has signed up Viasat… Go To Full Article

HTC One X9 Review

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The One X9 is a classic example of a mid-range handset. It has marginally better hardware than budget offerings - a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Helio X10 SoC, 32 GB of storage, a 13-megapixel camera with OIS, and a metal… Go To Full Article

Revisit 2005 by playing 'Call of Duty 2' on your Xbox One

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Back before Call of Duty went full-on Michael Bay, the series focused on historical conflicts ignored by the then unstoppable Medal of Honor series. Xbox 360 launch title Call of Duty 2 was the last game in the series from… Go To Full Article

Have a virtual visit to the Bauhaus with Harvard's collection

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Bauhaus, for the uninitiated, was a German art school that unfortunately closed its doors back in 1933. It was home to thousands of paintings, sculptures, photos and other various artifacts created by artists studying everything from architecture to... Go To Full Article

Look at the Xbox 360's cancelled 'Goldeneye 007' HD remaster

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It's one of those bits of gaming trivia that punches a specific generation of players square in the gut: There was once an Xbox Live port of Goldeneye 007 in the works, but it was cancelled. It's true -- Activation… Go To Full Article

Intel Kaby Lake mobile ULV chips coming in Q2 2017

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Quad-core 15W ultrabooks, 18W gaming notebooks next year A new report from the folks at NotebookCheck.net shows a new Intel slide detailing some updates to the company‚Äôs mobile ULV processor lineup based on the Kaby Lake third-generation… Go To Full Article

Fossil evidence of supernovae found on the sea floor

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Astrophysicist Shawn Bishop of the Technical University in Munich looked for evidence of supernovae in an unlikely place: on the sea floor. Now, according to a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Bishop confirmed that there is… Go To Full Article

SteelSeries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse Review

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SteelSeries, a company known for many innovations and their support of eSports, has released a new weapon in the competitive gamer's arsenal: the Rival 700. While they've been busy refreshing all of their product lines to update previous models with… Go To Full Article

AMD Zen Microarchiture Part 2: Extracting Instruction-Level Parallelism

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Hot Chips is an annual conference that allows semiconductor companies to present their latest and greatest ideas or forthcoming products in an academic-style environment, and is predominantly aimed as the professional semiconductor engineer. This year has a number of talks… Go To Full Article

Amazon is rebooting Scorsese's 'The Departed' into a TV series

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Streaming services continue to gobble up popular titles to adapt and reimagine for their content-craving audiences. But unlike Netflix's recent decision to adapt the timeless children's novel Anne of Green Gables, Amazon Studios has shown that it's w... Go To Full Article

PSN's first Humble Bundle gives you Capcom games at a discount

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Humble Bundle is best-known for its PC game offers, but it's branching out in a big way. It's partnering with Capcom and Sony to launch PSN's first-ever Humble Bundle, the appropriately titled Humble Capcom PlayStation Bundle. Pay at least $1… Go To Full Article

SilverStone SX700-LPT 700W SFX-L Power Supply Review

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If you are building a small form factor system and you don't want to scrimp on power, make sure you check out our evaluation of the SilverStone SX700-LPT 700W SFX-L power supply. Among other things, this unit features good voltage… Go To Full Article

Visa-powered payment ring is now available to everyone

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That Visa-based payment ring is no longer limited to athletes who made it to the Olympics in Rio. Anyone can now pre-order an NFC Ring that lets you tap to pay at many store terminals without pulling out your phone… Go To Full Article

AMD bundles Deus Ex: Mankind Divided with some CPUs

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Still no word on graphics cards We already knew that AMD was one of the launch partners for the new Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game and it appears it will be bundled with some of AMD's hot… Go To Full Article

Boomerang uses AI to help you write emails people will read

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Why don't you get a response to every email you write? It's possible your recipient is busy. Maybe it didn't reach them. Or maybe, just maybe, you didn't write a quality email in the first place. Go To Full Article

Google's using neural networks to make image files smaller

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Somewhere at Google, researchers are blurring the line between reality and fiction. Tell me if you've heard this one, Silicon Valley fans -- a small team builds a neural network for the sole purpose of making media files teeny-tiny. Google's… Go To Full Article

Nvidia launches new Paragon game-ready bundle

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In order to give a bonus to those that decide to purchase Nvidia's latest Pascal-based GPUs, Nvidia has unveiled its newest Paragon game ready bundle, which gives US $115 worth of goodies for this Free-to-Play MOBA game from Epic Games. Go To Full Article

Google will downplay mobile websites with intrusive pop-ups

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It's bad enough when you deal with third-party pop-up ads, but it's that much worse when the site itself shows pop-ups. Do you really want to subscribe to that newsletter before you've even read a single word on the page?… Go To Full Article

EK Water Blocks announces two new XLC Predator AiO liquid CPU coolers

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Following the success of its earlier released XLC Predator AIO liquid CPU coolers, EK Water Blocks have now announced two new models that will be coming with 140mm and 280mm radiators, Quick Disconnect Connector and new 140mm EK-Vardar fan(s), the… Go To Full Article

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Performance Analysis @ techPowerUp

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Deus Ex Mankind Divided has just been released today. We bring you a performance analysis using the most popular graphics cards, at four resolutions, including 4K, at both Ultra and High settings. We also took a closer look at VRAM… Go To Full Article

Tesla unveils 100 kWh battery for Model X and S

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Tesla's latest innovation is a 100 kWh battery pack for the Model X and Model S that can travel up to 315 miles non-stop, an improvement over its existing 90 kWh model. The new battery module is roughly the same… Go To Full Article

MIT's smarter routers promise to fight crowded networks

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MIT hates overcrowded networks just as much as you do, and its CSAIL division has made two breakthroughs that could clear up the data pipes. To begin with, it's developing programmable routers that can still keep up with bandwidth-heavy services… Go To Full Article

Overwatch Servers Back Up After DDoS Attack

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It looks as though the kiddies were at it again. For the second time this month, a DDoS attack was launched against Battle.net's servers making it impossible to play Overwatch this morning. Blizzard responded swiftly and, as of 11am, all… Go To Full Article

PlayStation Now will soon let you play anywhere you have a PC

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Analysts have been predicted the death of game consoles for years -- and while they're usually wrong, PlayStation Now is the strongest living argument for a gaming industry without iterative hardware. Sony's internet-streaming games service puts Play... Go To Full Article

Samsung launches first 4G, Tizen-powered smartphone in India

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Samsung's experiment with the Tizen operating system hasn't shown up in more than a couple of handsets and some Gear smartwatches so far, but the smartphone behemoth still believes the open-source platform has value for low-cost phones in emerging ma... Go To Full Article

Prisma's arty photo filters now work offline

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There's a lot going on behind the curtain with Prisma, the app that turns your banal photos into Lichtenstein- or Van Gogh-esque artworks. The app actually sends your cat photo to its servers where a neural network does the complex… Go To Full Article

Google's Daydream VR could debut in the next few weeks

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With the release of Android Nougat this week, Google's mobile VR platform Daydream couldn't be far behind. And that indeed seems to be the case, as Bloomberg reports that Daydream will launch in the "coming weeks." You can also expect… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE announces the GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming graphics card

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GIGABYTE has announced its new flagship GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, the GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G. The graphics card comes with WINDFORCE 2x 3-slot cooling solution with dual 100mm unique blade fans, alternate spinning fan design, pure copper composite… Go To Full Article

Tesla ex-partner finds someone else to help with self-driving tech

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Now that Tesla has kicked Mobileye's image recognition tech to the curb, what is its former partner going to do? Run into someone else's arms, of course. Mobileye has revealed that it's teaming up with Delphi on a self-driving platform… Go To Full Article

HBM3 and GDDR6 emerge fresh from the oven of Hot Chips

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The Hot Chips conference is going strong in Cupertino, California, and the first juicy tidbits of information have started popping up from folks at the event. According to sites reporting from the conference, SK Hynix and Samsung talked about the… Go To Full Article

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