FIIL Wireless Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-09-29 read/post comments()

This headset comes with quite a bit of new technologies like Bluetooth V4.1 support, ANC, capacitive controls right on the headset cups but also integrates NFC, can operate in both wired and wireless modes, while the necessary cables are offered for both Android and iOS platforms. The headset is ready for taking calls, navigating through music players, can be connected to two Bluetooth devices at the same time, while the integrated 570mAh battery allows quite a bit of usage during a single charge. The supplied FIIL+ application completes the product by offering easy switch for ANC mode, different EQ presets but also simulated 3D surround effects for different environments. read more

Be Quiet Silent Loop 240 AIO Water Cooler Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2016-09-27 read/post comments()

At Computex, Be Quiet introduced to the press an upcoming addition to their current cooling lineup: The Silent Loop AIO series. Featuring three different radiator models, a 120, a 240 and the monster 280 model, this to satisfy the demands of the PC community.  Be Quiet has received many awards over the last decade and has established itself as one of the market leaders in quiet, yet powerful power supplies and processor cooling gear, especially their Silent Wings fan series are loved by watercooling purists as these Fans feature an excellent combination between airflow/pressure and silent operation. Time to open the box Be Quiet send to the MadShrimps lab. We requested the 240 model as it will be the most… read more

TP-LINK Neffos Y5L Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2016-09-27 read/post comments()

The 4.5’’ Neffos Y5L smartphone from TP-LINK is reaching the low-end segment by incorporating a Snapdragon 210 32-bit SoC, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory (which can be further expanded via MicroSD cards). The back 5MP shooter is quite average, while the screen choice for this model is TN, which lowers the viewing angles, while the screen is harder to read during day light. read more

Crucial MX300 525GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2016-09-25 read/post comments()

The MX300 525GB SSD from Crucial is marketed as a mainstream product and unlike the regular TLC drives where we have experienced high write performance drops (to about 90MB/s) when transferring large files, the 3D TLC NAND is able to deliver higher writes even after the cache is filled. This is Crucial’s first 3D NAND generation in cooperation with Intel and we expect further to see improvements with firmware upgrades. read more

Creative Aurvana ANC Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-09-22 read/post comments()

Right after installing the battery inside the Aurvana ANC, we wanted to check out the noise cancelling feature, so without having it connected to any audio source, we put the headset on; with the feature turned off, we could hear a low level of background noise coming in both ears but with the noise cancelling on, that noise was completely gone, which is quite impressive. read more

KFA2 GeForce GTX 1070 EX OC 8GB Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2016-09-20 read/post comments()

The GeForce GTX 1070 EX OC board from KFA2 impressed us positively regarding the overall build quality, factory overclocking levels, while the dual 100mm fans keep the board cool while keeping minimum noise levels. The manufacturer has also thought of enthusiasts who like to keep their systems hardware visible during operation via case windows, so the fans along with the GeForce GTX logo are LED lighted; the logo can be further customized via the supplied Xtreme Tuner Plus utility. One other important aspect to point out is that the KFA GeForce GTX 1070 EX OC 8GB video card is one of the most affordable cards on the market with custom cooling, with the same GPU. read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

[M] FIIL Wireless Headset Review

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This headset comes with quite a bit of new technologies like Bluetooth V4.1 support, ANC, capacitive controls right on the headset cups but also integrates NFC, can operate in both wired and wireless modes, while the necessary cables are offered… Go To Full Article

DJI's Mavic Pro takes on GoPro's Karma with smart features

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Between Oakland and San Francisco in the center of the Bay Bridge lies the 400-acre man-made Treasure Island. It's here that DJI let Engadget fly its compact Mavic Pro drone. It's DJI's first fold-up flying machine -- arriving barely a… Go To Full Article

EVGA’s new GeForce GTX 1070 & GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid cards go on sale

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EVGA’s latest GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid graphics cards with a Hybrid cooling solution are now on sale. The company claims the two cards have been built from the ground up to be the best closed loop… Go To Full Article

Kano returns with camera, speaker and light board coding kits

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Three brightly colored boxes sit in the middle of the table. Alex Klein, co-founder and CEO of Kano, takes the yellow one and pops open the lid, revealing an array of small plastic parts inside. They sit neatly in the… Go To Full Article

Razer Updates The DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse

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Although Razer has become one of the well known gaming computer companies, they got their start with gaming mice, and today Razer is launching their next iteration of the best selling gaming mouse of all time, the Razer DeathAdder Elite.… Go To Full Article

Ofcom wants your help mapping Britain's mobile networks

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Ofcom already has a handy online tool for checking mobile and broadband coverage across the UK, but sometimes the bigger picture can hide the little differences. In addition to the regulator's own data and that supplied by providers, Ofcom wants… Go To Full Article

Germany orders Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp data

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Germany has ordered Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp data from users and delete all the information it has already collected. The Hamburg regulator said the social network hadn't properly notified the nation's 35 million WhatsApp users that it re...… Go To Full Article

MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium Review

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There is a review of the MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium motherboard posted today at ocaholic. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation from back in August here. The X99A XPower Gaming Titanium is a very well equipped motherboard… Go To Full Article

Google Pixel 3 notebook with Andromeda OS to debut in Q3 next year

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An exclusive new report published by the folks at Android Police claims that Google plans to launch a new Pixel-branded notebook next year, possibly in the third quarter. The notebook will apparently run the Andromeda operating system, which is basically… Go To Full Article

NZXT joins the tempered-glass party with the S340 Elite

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We haven't had our hands on NZXT's S340, but our friends at TechPowerUp were very fond of the case when it launched in 2014. That mid-tower ATX case features a minimalist exterior design that gives way to a surprisingly feature-filled… Go To Full Article

Mattel won't sell a 3D printer for toys this holiday after all

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If you promised your teen a Mattel ThingMaker this Christmas, you may want to find something else that's just as cool ASAP. A spokesperson told Engadget that the company won't be releasing its toy printer this fall like it originally… Go To Full Article

Apple MacBook Pro & MacBook Air models with Intel Kaby Lake could launch next month

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The much-awaited MacBook Pro and MacBook Air refresh could finally arrive next month, claims IHS Securities analyst Rhoda Alexander. The analyst revealed in an interview with Forbes that Apple started mass production of the new 2016 MacBook models in the… Go To Full Article

Powered prosthetics turn mundane tasks into monumental feats

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Lukas Kalemba was walking home with some friends after a night of partying and drinking in Dortmund, Germany, in 2003. While crossing a bridge along the way, he stopped to rest but lost his balance and fell over. In an… Go To Full Article

Lenovo lays off another round of Motorola employees

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Motorola's woes continue. Lenovo, which acquired Motorola from Google in 2014, laid off some of the phone maker's staff last summer after some troubling financial reports, and now the pink slips have shown up again. Despite some positive buzz from… Go To Full Article

Blue's new microphone is a compact option for recording on the go

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Blue Microphones' gear has been the go-to choice for novice podcasters and audio pros for years and now the company has yet another option for mobile recording. The new device is called the Raspberry: an iOS and USB microphone that… Go To Full Article

What Is “Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation” and Why Is It Running on My PC?

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If you spend any time in Task Manager, you may have noticed something called “Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation”, and wondered why it sometimes goes a bit nuts with system resource usage. Here’s what it does and what you can… Go To Full Article

Wink's new smart home hub is slimmer and more powerful

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Every person who's tried to smarten up their home knows the woes of dealing with multiple hubs for each brand's products. Wink tried to solve that problem two years ago with its original Hub, and is now launching a successor… Go To Full Article

AMD Announces Embedded Radeon E9260 & E9550 - Polaris for Embedded Markets

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While it’s AMD’s consumer products that get the most fanfare with new GPU launches – and rightfully so – AMD and their Radeon brand also have a solid (if quiet) business in the discrete embedded market. Here, system designers utilize… Go To Full Article

Case Fan Roundup: Twenty Three 120 mm Case Fans Tested

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Case fans are supposed to cool your case. Some vendors still refer to all computer fans as “case” fans. But in this review, we will use the term “case fan” to refer to a specific kind of cooling fan —… Go To Full Article

Sainsbury's expands one-hour deliveries in London

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Sainsbury's will begin quietly bowing out of the digital entertainment game next month, shutting down its video streaming service and music, e-book and magazine stores. But while the supermarket is admitting defeat in one area, it's doubling efforts... Go To Full Article

Microsoft shows off its new artificial intelligence for Office

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We know what you do in meetings Microsoft has announced several new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered features for Office 365 and Dynamics 365 for Sales. CEO Satya Nadella told the assembled throngs at the Ignite… Go To Full Article

Drake has the first album with a billion Apple Music streams

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Apple's strategy of cherry-picking exclusives for Apple Music seems to be paying off. Drake's Views, which debuted on April 29th, has already attracted 1 billion plays -- a first for the company's plays streaming service. The album was technically a... Go To Full Article

be quiet! Silent Loop 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler Review

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be quiet! has expanded its product range to add three All In One liquid coolers called Silent Loop. be quiet! already lists cases, air coolers and power supplies so liquid coolers are a logical next step. It seems appropriate that… Go To Full Article

How to Customize the Status Bar on Android (Without Rooting)

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Have you ever wanted to change the status bar on your Android phone or tablet? Maybe you wanted to change the position of the clock, add a battery percentage, or just get a different look. Go To Full Article

Hive takes on Hue with colour-changing light bulbs

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In its bid to kit out Britain's homes with tech-centric appliances, British Gas' Hive has launched a wide range of internet-ready products. There's the all-important smart thermostat, plugs, home sensors and, more recently, Hive Active Lights. These... Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Edge browser stays secure by acting as a virtual PC

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Microsoft has unveiled Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge, a new system that will isolate the browser on Windows 10 Enterprise PCs, making them harder to hack. In a blog, the company wrote that it's "the first operating system… Go To Full Article

Nvidia's artificial intelligence goes on show

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Welcome your new Nvidia overlords tiny humans Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told the assorted throngs at Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2016 about his artificial intelligence plans. First up he said that Nvidia's new… Go To Full Article

Xilinx Launches Cost-Optimized Portfolio

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Some of the key elements of the embedded market are cost, power and efficiency. A number of applications for embedded vision and IoT, when applying complexity, rely on the addition of additional fixed function of variable function hardware to accelerate… Go To Full Article

Nvida prepares two new GP107 processors

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Aiming at AMD's low end The Dark Satanic Rumour Mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Nvidia is about to release two new gpus based on its processors with the imaginative codename GP107.… Go To Full Article

Sudden rise in notebook demand surprises manufacturers

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Short supply of components A sudden rise in Notebook demand has caught suppliers on the hop and component suppliers say they have not got enough to flog. Digitimes said that several components including panel,… Go To Full Article

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