SuperMicro C7Z270-CG Z270 LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2017-01-19 read/post comments()

SuperMicro has made improvements over their first generation of overclocking consumer boards incorporating the Z170 chipset; the C7Z270-CG board does sport a cleaner design but maintains the same nice black/green color scheme. This board was also thought for people that have a transparent side panel so they have added extra LED lighting near the audio interface on the PCB, but also on the PCH cooler. It incorporates a fresh UEFI interface with a ton of available options and we were able to overclock both 6600k and 7600K quite a bit by maintaining safe voltage and temperature levels. read more

ROCCAT Cross Multi-platform Over-ear Stereo Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2017-01-17 read/post comments()

Cross is a lightweight headset from ROCCAT, compatible with many devices thanks to its Stereo analog interface and features two separate cables: one for mobile devices with an in-line microphone, but also one which includes a boom microphone and two separate jack plugs. The 50mm Neodymium drivers make sure that deep bass can be rendered without distortions, while the mids and highs are well balanced, so Cross is well suited for watching movies or listening to music as well. read more

Cooler Master MasterNotepal Maker Cooling Pad Review

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by stefan @ 2017-01-16 read/post comments()

The MasterNotepal Maker cooling pad from Cooler Master offers quite a bit of flexibility regarding installation; the sandblasted aluminum surface helps with the head dissipation thanks to the large ventilation grill, while the fans underneath can be adjusted in the desired positions in order to match the intake vents from your laptop. The Maker version does include a base for adjusting the viewing angles, while the custom stoppers make sure that your laptop will never fall off. The cooling pad is also offered with a removable USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 hub, which can be used in two different modes. read more

KingFast P600 120GB Portable SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2017-01-14 read/post comments()

KingFast P600 was designed from the ground-up as a fashion element and less of a performer, which can be clearly seen from the test results. In order to keep costs low, the manufacturer did employ TLC NAND so if we start transferring large amount of files or big files to the drive and the SLC buffer fills up, we will get to see notable drops in performance. However, if we are going to use the product to move smaller files around or even install a portable OS on it, then it will operate optimally. read more

Corsair Scimitar PRO RGB Optical MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-01-11 read/post comments()

Corsair has recently upgraded the Scimitar series with the PRO RGB models, which feature a 16000 DPI PMW3367 optical sensor, onboard profile storage and comes in two different color schemes. The RGB lighting can be configured in four different areas, the twelve side button assembly can slide inside the chassis in order to be easy accessible, while the product is fully supported by the CUE 2 software, which allows powerful customization and integration with other RGB Corsair Gaming peripherals. read more

AKRacing Overture Gaming Chair Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2017-01-08 read/post comments()

Before using this gaming chair from AKRacing, we have only worked with standard office chairs and we were really curious why these types of chairs are so much adopted by gamers, Twitch streamers YouTube vloggers and many more. Well, after checking out the Overture we could say that the added comfort is not a marketing gimmick but quite real and it can be enjoyed during gaming but also when doing lots of work on the computer from home. The design of the Overture really stands out and customers will be really happy to choose from many color schemes in order to match their style. read more
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-531X High-performance 5-bay NAS Review by stefan @ 2017-01-05
CPU Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K CPU Review by leeghoofd @ 2017-01-03
Audio/Others Cougar IMMERSA Stereo Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2017-01-02
Others/Mice & Keyboards ROCCAT Suora FX Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2016-12-28
Others/Networking Gear Linksys WRT3200ACM AC3200 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router Review by stefan @ 2016-12-26

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

ASUSTOR AS3102T 2 BAY NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE @ Technoyard.com

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"The ASUSTOR AS3102T has quite of few features going in favor of it; namely the 1.4b HDMI port with its 4k playback capabilities. Along with a multitude of apps available through APP Central and ASUSTOR Portal the AS3102T would be… Go To Full Article

Nintendo's Switch won't have video streaming apps at launch

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We've been up close with the Nintendo Switch, tried some of its games and heard the company's pitch for the system. But still, questions remain. Thankfully, the folks at Kotaku have managed to prise some new information out of the… Go To Full Article

Matterport brings its Virtual Reality Spaces to the iPhone

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iPhone users who love exploring the world from the comfort of their couches have a new app to download: Matterport. The Google Street View rival has brought its virtual reality tours of various real-world locations to the iPhone. Matterport originall... Go To Full Article

The Microsoft Surface Studio Review

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Microsoft has only been in the PC system game for a few years now, but over the last couple of years they have made a lot of progress rather quickly. These days they have a solid foundation of products available,… Go To Full Article

Tesla let off the hook in death probe

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User error in “self-driving” car US car safety regulators have cleared Tesla of involvement in the death of a bloke whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its Autopilot system. … Go To Full Article

A brain does not work like a computer chip

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According to the BBC, a processor is the brain of a computer, but it seems that the hardware has neuroscientists baffled. A paper published in PLOS Computational Biology wondered if more information is the same thing as… Go To Full Article

Mark Zuckerburg becomes the evil land magnet

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It appears that social notworking magnet Mark Zuckerburg has been watching a few too many black and white melodramas and has cast himself as a bad-guy with the big black mustache. Zuckerburg owns 700 acres of land… Go To Full Article

Galileo’s clocks are a bit broken

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Onboard atomic clocks that drive the satellite navigation signals on Europe’s Galileo network have been failing at an alarming rate. Half of 18 satellites now in orbit have seen their clocks stop working. Three… Go To Full Article

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 fluid power saving plans

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Previewing the UI now. Go To Full Article

Microsoft is testing an ebook store on Windows 10

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Microsoft has unveiled an ebook store in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview, the first time it has dabbled in bookselling since its ill-fated Barnes & Noble Nook partnership. Beta testers will be able to purchase ebooks from the Windows… Go To Full Article

Phanteks Eclipse P400 Tempered Glass Chassis

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" ... The tempered glass version is spectacular looking. Anytime you add the clean sleek look of glass, the case just pops and that's no different for the Eclipse P400. The case wont break the bank and you get a… Go To Full Article

Apple’s New iPads May Have a Different Screen Size

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Apple’s new iPad models may have different screen sizes, sporting 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch screens, according to a report by Digitimes. Right now, Apple sells iPads with 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch screens, but the 10.5-inch version it just introduced is a… Go To Full Article

Donald Trump trades in his Android for a 'secure' device

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On the last day before President Barack Obama leaves the White House, the New York Times and Associated Press report Donald Trump has traded in his Android smartphone. The device (which a profile last year identified as a Galaxy smartphone)… Go To Full Article

DOT establishes 10 autonomous vehicle proving grounds

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So far, testing autonomous vehicles on city streets has had mixed results. Uber's plan did not go over well in the company's hometown of San Francisco, but cities like Phoenix and Boston have been a little more receptive to the… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 is spamming Chrome users with a Microsoft shopping app

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Microsoft really wants you to install and use its products on your computer. Beyond the myriad Start menu ads plaguing Windows 10, now users have to contend with pop-ups for Redmond-made stuff if they have Google's Chrome browser installed as… Go To Full Article

You Can Now Pay For Public Transport with Wearables

@ 2017/01/20 read/post comments(0)
On Thursday, EZ-Link had announced that commuters can finally pay for their bus and train rides in Singapore with their wearables. In collaboration with Watchdata Technologies and Garmin, Singapore will be the very first country in South-east Asia to allow… Go To Full Article

'Injustice 2' beta registration opens for future brawls

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Developer NetherRealm Studios' games are as well known for their over-the-top action as much as their shaky online multiplayer. It looks like the team has taken the latter to heart because its upcoming DC Comics fighter Injustice 2 will have… Go To Full Article

Uber will pay $20 million for exaggerating drivers' earnings

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In yet another big settlement for the ride-hailing giant, Uber has agreed to pay a $20 million fee to resolve a case with the US Federal Trade Commission. According to the FTC's complaint, Uber intentionally exaggerated drivers' potential income and... Go To Full Article

Soft robot wraps around your heart to help it beat

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Researchers from Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital have developed a breakthrough "soft robot" device that might improve your odds of surviving a heart attack. Unlike mechanical devices inserted into heart valves, it's wrapped external... Go To Full Article

Samsung will explain the Galaxy Note 7 explosions Sunday night

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As Reuters had suggested, Samsung is close to holding a press conference where it will " announce the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 incidents and quality enhancement plan." The event is being held on Monday morning (local time) in… Go To Full Article

Korg's new ARP Odyssey is a full-size remake of an iconic synth

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At NAMM two years ago, Korg first revealed its modern take on the classic ARP Odyssey synthesizer. Despite touting that model as a "faithful recreation" of the original, the reissue was a smaller version with 37 keys. During the music… Go To Full Article

Tesla's Ludicrous Plus mode beats Faraday Future's 0-60 time

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Faraday Future claims its FF 91 SUV will be the fastest accelerating production vehicle to date with a 0-60 mph time of 2.39 seconds, but we're going to need a more precise stopwatch if the showdown with Tesla is going… Go To Full Article

Harvard's soft exosuit makes walking 23 percent easier

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Harvard Wyss Institute researchers have been working on a soft exosuit with DARPA's financial help for years. While they were able to present a proof of concept in 2016, it's only now that they've found out just how much the… Go To Full Article

Use Roli Blocks to control Mac and Windows music production apps

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Roli's set of modular music gadgets have been around since November, but today the company announced an update that will come in handy for those who use desktop music production apps. The new Dashboard for Roli Blocks allows you to… Go To Full Article

Kymco's smart scooter combines alerts with a customizable design

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Smart cars are everywhere. They talk to your phone and your house. In the future they'll even carry on conversations with you and your passengers. But for now, automobiles are rolling maps, entertainment centers and charging ports for our connected… Go To Full Article

Neil Gaiman is making a 'Good Omens' miniseries for Amazon Video

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Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett fans, take note: Good Omens, a novel written by Gaiman and Pratchett, is being adapted into an Amazon miniseries. The six-part series will debut in 2018, with Gaiman serving as sole writer and showrunner. It's… Go To Full Article

'Breath of the Wild' will be Nintendo's last Wii U game

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The Wii U has had a difficult life cycle, and Nintendo is ready to leave it behind. Speaking with Polygon, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last… Go To Full Article

Investigation clears Tesla for fatal Autopilot crash

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Last May a Tesla Model S ran into a tractor trailer in Florida while in Autopilot mode. The collision resulted in the death of the driver Joshua Brown and prompted an investigation by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).… Go To Full Article

Jonsbo UMX4 @ techPowerUp

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As a revised version of the UMX2, the UMX4 combines a steel chassis for maximum stability with an extravagant exterior designed in brushed aluminum. We take a closer look to see if the improvements are more than a simple number. Go To Full Article

Twitter met its diversity goals, but still has work to do

@ 2017/01/20 read/post comments(0)
Eighteen months ago, facing criticism as part of an overwhelmingly homogenous tech industry, Twitter gave itself some clear goals for hiring a more diverse workforce in 2016. Now that the year has wrapped up, Twitter has released its first diversity... Go To Full Article

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