Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Surround Sound Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-12-05 read/post comments()

Razer has recently updated their Kraken 7.1 series with the V2 version, which now sports larger 50mm custom tuned audio drivers, a digital retractable microphone with active noise-cancelling technology, an aluminum unibody frame for enhanced durability but also interchangeable ear cushions. The Razer Chroma feature allows synchronization of the LED lighting effects over all compatible peripherals, while the Synapse custom software permits the user to fine-tune the audio output on his/her liking. read more

KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 HOF 8GB Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2016-12-03 read/post comments()

The GeForce GTX 1080 HOF card sports a unique white/silver appearance in order to be fitted inside high-end gaming setups with a transparent side panel. It is equipped with a massive three slot cooling system which does integrate one back plate, one frontal plate, a big heatsink with no less than five heatpipes but also three 90mm silent fans. The back area of the PCB houses a row of blue LEDs which do stay on at all times, while the Hall of Fame logo area does come with RGB LED lighting, which is fully customizable thanks to the Xtreme Tuner Plus utility. 1080 HOF is also pre-overclocked from the factory and performs well in most games at 4K resolutions. read more

Creative iRoar Go Bluetooth Portable Speaker Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2016-11-28 read/post comments()

The iRoar Go Bluetooth Speaker is another impressive release from Creative which was built upon the already successful design of its older brothers, but features a smaller footprint, while keeping the active drivers at the same diameter. We can play back music on it via Bluetooth, have it connected to our PC for listening to music and conferencing thanks to the integrated microphone, connect an external sound source via Aux In, use an USB Flash Drive with audio in order to play it back easily but it is also supplied with a microSD card slot as another resource from where we can listen to music. Additionally, we can use the internal battery to charge our mobile devices on USB (up… read more

Lexar Professional 1000x microSDHC UHS-II 32GB Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2016-11-26 read/post comments()

The 32GB version of the Professional 1000x microSDHC card from Lexar is able to deliver performance as advertised and it can be used with both mainstream and high-end devices as camcorders, action cameras, tablets, smartphones, laptops, drones, PCs and many more. The UHS-II standard is using a different pin-layout, but for backwards compatibility we can see the classic gold-plated contacts in order to operate with UHS-I-compatible devices or even non-UHS-I devices, in the case it will operate at Class 10 speeds. read more

Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2016-11-24 read/post comments()

DeathAdder Elite is one of the latest Razer mice which was built upon an already successful model and adds a few upgrades like two extra programmable buttons, a revised PTFE bottom layer size/placement but also an upgraded 5G sensor which can track up to 16000 DPI. The mouse is accompanied by the unified Synapse software which can load or save previously saved profiles from the cloud and also helps working with the Chroma LED lighting. read more

Lexar Professional 1800x microSDHC UHS-II 32GB Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2016-11-21 read/post comments()

The Professional 1800x microSDHC card from Lexar is able to provide very good read/write performances in order to be used with high-end devices as camcorders, sport camcorders, tablets, smartphones, drones, PCs and more. Thanks to the new UHS-II standard, we can record high-quality multimedia content in 3D, 4K or 1080p Full-HD while for easy switching between devices, the product is also compatible with UHS-I. read more
Audio/Others SteelSeries Siberia 840 Wireless Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2016-11-17
Videocards/VGA Reviews XFX Radeon RX 470 RS 4GB OC Black Edition Video Card Review by stefan @ 2016-11-14
Others/Mice & Keyboards Corsair Harpoon RGB Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2016-11-11
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle XPC Nano NC02U Barebone Review by stefan @ 2016-11-10
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Contact lens-based tech could lead to better EV power source

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A team of scientists from the UK have developed a material made of polymers that could become the answer to humanity's battery woes. It could apparently lead to supercapacitors -- battery alternatives that can charge really quickly -- up to… Go To Full Article

Nvidia to release a GTX 1060

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Same GPU as the 1070 and 1080 Nvidia is about to release a new card with the same GPU as the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. Badged as a GTX 1060 the card is… Go To Full Article

Meizu debuts the m5 Note with a 5.5-inch 1080p display & 4000mAh battery

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Meizu today unveiled the m5 Note, successor to its highly popular m3 Note mid-range smartphone. The m5 Note features a 5.5-inch LTPS IPS display with 1080p resolution and 2.5D curved glass. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P10, which… Go To Full Article

Fitbit is the king of wearables

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Apple fails miserably, despite cuckoo press stories You might not be aware of it, because the Tame Apple Press is going on an offensive, but Apple is losing the wearable’s market to Fitbit. … Go To Full Article

Kingston DC400 480GB SSD Review

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Kingston’s DC400 series are the latest additions to the companies Enterprise range of SSDs and have been designed as entry level drives for data centers. The new drives have been built with read-intensive applications in mind for use in a… Go To Full Article

Apple set to dump Intel modems

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The experiment did not work The fruity cargo-cult Apple is rumoured to be having second thoughts about its relationship with Intel and is starting to regret its decision to install Intel modems in half its iPhone 7s. Go To Full Article

The Last of Us Part 2 is coming, story details emerge

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One of the finest story-based games of this generation is getting a sequel. The Last of Us: Part 2 is set five years from the events of the first title, with Ellie slated to be the lead character. Naughty Dog… Go To Full Article

Panasonic comes up with an OLED alternative

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IPS Liquid Crystal Panel While the industry is falling over itself to try and get an OLED panel made cheap enough to make a profit, Panasonic has come up with rival tech. Its new… Go To Full Article

Xbox One S Will Launch 13 December in Singapore

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Those of you who still haven’t gotten into the latest generation of consoles now is the time to do so. The Xbox One S, the smaller version of Microsoft’s 2013 console, will launch on 13 December in Singapore. Aside from… Go To Full Article

CEOs will replace you with a robot like a shot

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A new study has revealed that most CEOs will replace their human staff with computers and AI the moment they get the chance. Beancounters at Korn Ferry interviewed 800 business leaders across a variety of multi-million and… Go To Full Article

Microsoft creates Home Hub

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Software king of the world Microsoft has looked at the success of Amazon’s Echo and Google Home and decided “I want some of that.” However, it is looking like Vole’s competitor to Amazon’s smart speaker Echo and… Go To Full Article

Romans say embedding is not piracy

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A Roman court has ruled that embedding does not constitute a copyright infringement. The move overturns one of the 152 website blocks another court imposed last month, and ruled that that allowed the Italian site Kisstube to… Go To Full Article

Samsung CFG70 series Quantum Dot monitors now available

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Coming in 24-inch and 27-inch sizes Samsung's new CFG70 series curved Quantum Dot monitors are now available in Europe, starting at around €380 for the 24-inch and €490 for the 27-inch model. Based on… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Releases 376.19 WHQL Driver Update

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This week we are finally seeing the long-awaited release of the Oculus touch controllers and the collection of games following in its wake. As a result, we also seem to get another NVIDIA driver as well. This is a minor… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t Case Review @ Hardware Asylum

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In this review I looked at the Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t. This is a Mid-Tower case built on the popular MasterCase Series chassis and really pushes the limit on factory modded PCs. Normally a pre-mod might include a side… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5T Review

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In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I'll be going over the differences between the Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5T mid-tower computer case compared to the rest of the MasterCase series. The MasterCase Maker 5T is the current flagship of the… Go To Full Article

Facebook is asking users' help to ID misleading news

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The latest addition to Facebook's never-ending parade of experimental features looks like it's all about fake news. Chris Krewson, an editor for Philadelphia publication Billy Penn, has spotted a survey module right underneath a post by the Philadelp... Go To Full Article

Netflix updated its video encoding to make downloads look better

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From time to time, Netflix updates the technology it's using to convert and compress each of the digital copies of movies it streams to customers. Because people watch from so many different platforms, in so many different situations, it has… Go To Full Article

Fastest Charging Phones in the Market

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It’s not only about how much battery your smartphone can hold, it’s also about how much fast you smartphone can refuel. After all, if your smartphone is dying, and you’ve got to leave the house soon, a fast-charging smartphone with… Go To Full Article

Honda's NeuV concept fires up its 'emotion engine'

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Enthusiasts frequently talk about cars as though they have personalities and feelings, despite that not being the case. However, Honda's latest concept aims to change that. It's called the NeuV, and Honda describes it as an "automated EV commuter veh... Go To Full Article

'Pizzagate' and the real danger of fake news

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The internet has always had its fair share of fake news and hoaxes, but it wasn't until recently that it's become an issue of national importance. One of the more vexing questions is whether or not fake news could have… Go To Full Article

Tech giants band together to fight terrorist content online

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Some of the biggest names in tech have concocted a plan to combat the spread of terrorist content online together. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Alphabet-owned YouTube are creating a shared database of "hashes" for any terror-related content they... Go To Full Article

Demand for wearable tech is growing (but not for smartwatches)

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If you were hoping the smartwatch market would bounce back from its recent slump when a slew of new models hit the market, you're about to be disappointed. IDC estimates that wearable device shipments grew ever so slightly (3.1 percent)… Go To Full Article

Design your dream drone with MIT's program

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Most of today's commercially available drones have four rotors and more or less look the same (other than that one that's foldable). So if you wanted to own a drone that had, say, five copters or a completely different design… Go To Full Article

Mystery AMD graphics card spotted in benchmark

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A mystery AMD GPU has been spotted in the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database, which goes in line with previous rumors that AMD is possibly preparing a new graphics card, called the RX 490. The Radeon… Go To Full Article

AT&T starts testing 5G wireless with Intel in Austin

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Verizon may have beat AT&T to the punch, but no matter -- the second-biggest US carrier has started testing 5G wireless technology that promises to bring gigabit bandwidth to our mobile devices in the coming years. In a blog post,… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's second try at social chat bots arrives in Kik

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Microsoft's first foray into social chat bots didn't go so well given that propensity for racist diatribes. It's giving the concept another try, however, and this time it promises to be more successful. Twitter user Tom Hounsell has noticed the… Go To Full Article

Disney can digitally recreate your teeth

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Digital models of humans can be uncannily accurate these days, but there's at least one area where they fall short: teeth. Unless you're willing to scan the inside of someone's mouth, you aren't going to get a very faithful representation… Go To Full Article

Android 7.1.1 is rolling out now

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Google's excellent Pixel phones launched with Android 7.1, a minor update to Nougat that nevertheless included a few handy features. Now, Google has announced that Android 7.1.1 has started rolling out to other Android phones and provide a lot of… Go To Full Article

Plume's WiFi extending pods are now available

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If you're having WiFi issues in certain rooms and range extenders or powerline plugs aren't doing the trick, there's another option on the market. Plume's mesh-based "pod" WiFi system is now on sale following a pre-order campaign earlier this year.… Go To Full Article

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