GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-SOC FORCE LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2016-07-22 read/post comments()

The Z170X-SOC Force is one of the most advanced motherboards which have passed through our labs and is packed with a ton of features, hardware and software wise. Besides the 4-way SLI, the three M.2 32Gb/s slots, a beefy VRM, USB 3.1 support via Intel controller we do also have multiple options to overclock the system (via Wi-Fi, via the HW-OC tethering function, via the BIOS or via the Windows software), a well-optimized BIOS to handle overclocked memory without the need of tinkering with each and every timing or we could also remind that we can power up the board without the CPU installed. read more

GELID Silent Pro 14 PWM Case Fans Review

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by stefan @ 2016-07-18 read/post comments()

The new Silent Pro 14 case fans from Gelid did impress us positively because they are able to drive plenty of airflow while staying silent enough. The PWM feature means that it is not mandatory to have them connected to a fan controller in order to regulate the speed, but the fan RPM will be modified continuously based on the load of the system, when plugged in to the motherboard; PWM profiles can be also altered via the system BIOS in order to have a perfect balance between noise and cooling performance. read more

Mach Xtreme MX-Barium USB 3.1 Gen1 / USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2016-07-14 read/post comments()

The MX-Barium 64GB from Mach Xtreme is a future-proof USB Flash Drive supporting both USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C interfaces, has high read/write performances and comes with a sturdy aluminum housing. read more

BIOSTAR J3160MD Motherboard Review

Motherboards/IntegratedCPU by stefan @ 2016-07-13 read/post comments()

The new Braswell stepping comes with a tad higher CPU Burst frequency, the same amount of cache and HD 400 graphics from Intel; in the performed results, we can see it trading punches with the Celeron N3150 and the performance gain is quite minimal. With the J3160MD board, the manufacturer proposes a fanless design, which seems to perform well thanks to the large heatsink and low TDP of the Intel SoC. Enhancements to the build can be always performed thanks to the PCI-E x16 and dual PCI-E x1 slots, for installing extra storage and use the product as an entry-level NAS, but also for installation of a low-end to mainstream video card and a standalone soundcard in order to transform… read more

Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2016-07-09 read/post comments()

The Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit router looks massive when compared to regular home routers and via its eight high-power Wi-Fi antennas it can deliver up to 5.3Gbps speeds on a tri-band configuration (1000 + 2167 + 2167 Mbps). The LAN ports are also a total of eight for connecting a larger number of devices on the wired interface and also comes with two USB ports for connecting additional storage or printers. Since we are dealing with a Wave 2 802.11ac standard implementation, the router fully supports 4x4 AC, MU-MIMO, while the Band Steering feature balances the load between the two 5GHz bands so each device does get a better data transfer performance. read more

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

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

For the Neutron XTi, Corsair has picked up a controller we have seen with other low-cost TLC SSDs manufactured by PHISON, paired it with quite a bit of DDR3 RAM cache (1GB) and has also used Toshiba 15nm MLC NAND Flash in order to obtain sustained performance, no matter the file sizes we are transferring to it. read more
Mobile/Smart Phones TP-LINK Neffos C5 Max Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2016-07-05
Videocards/VGA Reviews EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SuperClocked Video Card Review by stefan @ 2016-06-30
Others/Networking Gear TP-LINK AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Router Review by stefan @ 2016-06-29
Audio/Others Razer ManO'War Wireless PC Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2016-06-28
Storage/SSD Silicon Power S55 TLC 120GB and 240GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2016-06-23

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Fnatic Introduces New Overwatch Team

@ 2016/07/26 read/post comments(0)
JULY 21, 2016 – Los Angeles, USA – Fnatic has officially announced the addition of one of the top Overwatch teams to their professional lineup, marking its entry into the North American esports scene. Always on the… Go To Full Article

Scientists create glasses-free 3D for the movie theater

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Watching glasses-free 3D on a TV is no longer an outlandish concept, but that hasn't been true for movie theaters. How are you supposed to create the same parallax effect for everyone, whether they're up front or way in the… Go To Full Article

Verizon is buying struggling giant Yahoo for $4.83 billion

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After months of gesturing and negotiations, Yahoo has finally found a buyer: Verizon. The mobile operator, which is also the parent company of AOL and Engadget, confirmed today that it will pay $4.83 billion for Yahoo's web business. All of… Go To Full Article

MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G RGB SLI Review

@ 2016/07/25 read/post comments(0)
The KitGuru team are big believers in 120hz+ gaming. The super smooth refresh rates can really enhance the gaming experience. If you are lucky enough to own a screen such as the Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 144hz Adaptive Sync panel… Go To Full Article

Kaby Lake ships to PC builders

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Chipzilla's CEO Brian Krzanich has claimed that Kaby Lake CPUs have been finalised and shipping to PC builders for use in complete systems. These will be based on the same 14nm process as Skylake and its predecessor,… Go To Full Article

British banking system ends up with the US

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MasterCard has said “that will do nicely” to itself and is going to spend up to $1.14 billion on buying a majority stake of a crucial part of the UK’s payments infrastructure. Up for grabs is VocaLink… Go To Full Article

Verizon buys Yahoo

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Verizon has announced it is buying most of what people think is Yahoo for $5 billion. The deal will end months of uncertainty about Yahoo’s future after the company announced plans to review strategic alternatives in February.… Go To Full Article

AMD is on the up

@ 2016/07/25 read/post comments(0)
Last week’s AMD results show that the company is set to make more headway this year and next, with its upcoming Zen processors definitely giving Intel the heebie jeebies. AMD’s share price rose by over 10 percent… Go To Full Article

AMD mulls GPU and CPU superchip for datacenters

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AMD is drawing up a cunning plan to build a "super-chip" with a CPU and a GPU in a single box to put the fear of god into Nvidia and Intel in the data centre. According to… Go To Full Article

Titanium-gold alloy could lead to super-strong implants

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Many bone implants (such as for hips and teeth) need to be replaced after a decade simply because they're not strong enough to survive for any longer. Rice University might put an end to those regular surgeries, though. Its researchers… Go To Full Article

Tesoro Interview @ techPowerUp

@ 2016/07/25 read/post comments(0)
We speak to Tesoro, which kicked the door into the highly competitive gaming peripherals market with some winning products such as the Durandal keyboard. Our talk takes us through some of the company's important near-future plans. Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE launches four new GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards

@ 2016/07/25 read/post comments(0)
GIGABYTE has expanded its GeForce GTX 1060 lineup with four new models – GTX 1060 G1 GAMING, GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC, GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC, and the GTX 1060 D5. We have already told you about the GTX 1060… Go To Full Article

OCZ TR150 120GB & 240GB Solid State Drive Review (Combo)

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"OCZ has built a reputation of manufacturing quality, high performance SSDs. If you are in the market to replace that aging and slower mechanical drive, then the TR150 120gb and 240gb SSDs from OCZ is just the drives for you." Go To Full Article

Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 Heatsink Review @ Hardware Asylum

@ 2016/07/25 read/post comments(0)
In this review I'll be looking at the Reeven Ouranos tower style heatsink. Reeven is a relatively new cooler and PC accessory company with a good variety of products to fit just about every type of system and cooling need.… Go To Full Article

ASUS ROG GX700 review: A two part beast

@ 2016/07/25 read/post comments(0)
Quick read The ROG GX700 is the best of two worlds. As a desktop replacement it holds it weight even against dedicated PCs. As a Notebook its light enough to be truly portable whilst packing enough of a graphics punch… Go To Full Article

SteelSeries Siberia 350 Gaming Headset

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"I definitely enjoyed using the SteelSeries 350 and if I was out looking for a pair of gaming headsets, this might be the one I end up buying ... The suspension headband is surprisingly comfortable on your head, with the… Go To Full Article

All 2017 Ford vehicles are getting CarPlay and Android Auto

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Ford has confirmed that all of its 2017 models -- every single car, SUV, light truck and EV -- are smartphone-ready. They all come loaded with Ford's Sync 3 entertainment system and are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.… Go To Full Article

Prisma's neural net-powered photo app arrives on Android

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When Prisma Labs said you wouldn't have to wait long to use its Android app outside of the beta test, it wasn't joking around. The finished Prisma app is now readily available on Google Play, giving anyone a chance to… Go To Full Article

'Mystery Science Theater 3000' comeback lands at Netflix

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You won't have to go out of your way to watch the Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival. Netflix has picked up the crowdfunded make-fun-of-movies show and will be the only place to stream it in the US, UK, Australia, Canada,… Go To Full Article

Original Xbox One drops to $249

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Just want an Xbox One for the lowest price possible, and aren't dead set on getting the sleeker, slightly more powerful Xbox One S? Microsoft is about to make your day. It's lowering the US price of the original, 500GB… Go To Full Article

Solar Impulse 2 starts the last leg of its round-the-world flight

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It's all coming down to this. Well over a year after beginning its round-the-world trip, Solar Impulse 2 has embarked on the final leg of its journey. The solar-powered aircraft left Cairo early on the morning of July 24th and… Go To Full Article

The After Math: She blinded me with science

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This was a pretty good week for all but VHS enthusiasts. NASA tested a new lightweight rocket material. The Kepler space telescope found a couple of potentially habitable exoplanets. Researchers built a robot out of a sea slug. And scientists… Go To Full Article

Tesla's plan for world domination, and more in the week that was

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Tesla is known for producing some of the world's best electric cars, but founder Elon Musk has even bigger plans for the company: world domination. Musk's new masterplan will grow the company to produce trucks and buses while using battery… Go To Full Article

How to Run Windows Programs on a Mac With Wine

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Wine is an open source program for running Windows software on non-Windows operating systems. While it’s most often used on Linux, Wine can run Windows software directly on a Mac, too–without requiring a Windows license or needing Windows running in… Go To Full Article

In Win 303 Case

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"The In Win 303 is the next PC-Case in the Technic3D Office. The 303 supports E-ATX, ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 7x 120mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."… Go To Full Article

'Gears of War 4' will have plenty of PC-specific features

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The history of Microsoft-backed Xbox One games coming to the PC isn't exactly stellar. When Remedy's Quantum Break reached Windows, it was saddled with limitations that were partly dictated by the Universal Windows Platform's own limits, such as fra...… Go To Full Article

Yahoo must explain how it got a drug trafficker's deleted email

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Were you wondering how Yahoo managed to recover deleted email that was supposedly impossible to retrieve? You're not the only one. A judge has partially granted a motion that orders Yahoo to explain how it recovered deleted email from UK… Go To Full Article

Google Play starts showing apps' actual download sizes

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Google Play now displays the actual storage space a whole app or an upgrade will take up, so you don't accidentally download anything too big. If an update is only 2.91MB, it will show that exact figure right there in… Go To Full Article

The 'Station' desk cradles your body and gut-punches your wallet

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Our computers have rapidly shrunk from room-sized behemoths to hulking desktops to the svelte laptops that now dominate modern offices. What hasn't changed much are the tables and chairs that the computers (and we) sit on. A new integrated workspace... Go To Full Article

Six vehicles powered by coffee, saltwater, sewage and other crazy fuels

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When it comes to advances in automotive technology, the search for alternative fuels is pretty exciting. Of course, you've heard about biodiesel engines converted to run on used vegetable oil that sputter out little more than water a... Go To Full Article

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