TP-LINK Neffos C5 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2016-05-31 read/post comments()

The Neffos C5 mainstream smartphone from TP-LINK is correctly placed on the market by including a more powerful SoC than its low-end C5L brother, double the RAM and double the internal memory. While it was not designed to break any records, the 5.0’’ HD display should be enough for most crowds (while saving battery life) and the 2200mAh battery should last for two days under normal usage thanks to the power saving features of the MTK quad-core 64-bit SoC. read more

Fresh 'n Rebel Rockbox Chunk Fabriq Edition Wireless Speaker Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2016-05-30 read/post comments()

Rockbox Chunk speaker was tested while connected to our Sound Blaster ZxR sound card on Aux but also to our MEIZU MX4 smartphone on Bluetooth for listening to music on YouTube and various other clips and we can say that we were impressed regarding the amount of volume this device can deliver without distorting, also with a decent amount of bass. The top media controls are easy accessible and because of the long usage times, it is ideal to be taken outside when on trips, picnics and other activities. The Fabriq Edition is considerably more special than the original because of the retro look and can be picked in five different colors. read more

TP-LINK Neffos C5L Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2016-05-26 read/post comments()

Neffos C5L was mainly designed for people which do not want to spend a lot when purchasing a smartphone and its dimensions are ideal in a market which is flooded with phablets. The back shooter can produce good quality photos to be used online and the interface has been simplified so anyone can take a photo with ease. We are not talking about “another” MTK smartphone this time, but incorporates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory; if this storage space is not enough for us, then we can supplement with up to 32GB via microSDHC cards. read more

Trio of SFF CPU Coolers Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2016-05-25 read/post comments()

Small form factors are becoming more and more popular: each motherboard and enclosure brand have several offerings in their lineups and their range is constantly expanding. The time when small was linked to limited power is long gone! These mini PCs can pack some serious punch and are capable to even outperform a full desktop offering, hence why gamers are also jumping on the small form factor wagon as it combines performance with ease of transportation. There are some drawbacks on several aspects alike the amount of possible storage, graphics card compatibility and possible cooling options. Today we are going to tackle the latter and will test three coolers specifically designed to be compatible for this popular factor. We will… read more

Shuttle XPC Cube Barebone SZ170R8 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2016-05-24 read/post comments()

With the SZ170R8, Shuttle has eliminated some of the compatibility with somewhat unused hardware nowadays like optical drives and made some serious space for installing no less than four 3.5’’ drives inside the 14.2 litre chassis. A fan was also added in front in order to cool these but also for facilitating a more fluent airflow from the front to the back of the case; the case does support installation of up to 64GB of RAM (DDR4, 2133MHz), a dual-slot video card (which can be powered by one 6-pin and one 8-pin PSU connector), a M.2 SSD, an optional Wireless LAN card, a COM-port for special applications but also 2.5’’ drives with an extra adapter. read more

Thecus 2-bay N2810 4K NAS Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2016-05-20 read/post comments()

The N2810 SMB Tower NAS from Thecus packs the low-power Intel Celeron N3050 Dual Core CPU at its heart and is paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. Two LAN ports are available for failover or LAG configurations while the HDMI interface can display up to 4K output (30Hz) on our TV, with the possibility to playback 4K video in H264 format (since it is supported via hardware). read more
Motherboards/Intel S1151 Supermicro C7Z170-OCE Z170 LGA1151 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2016-05-16
Others/Networking Gear TP-LINK AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE450) Review by stefan @ 2016-05-13
Cases & PSU/Cases Open Benchtable Project by OC TV, HWBOT LLC and Streacom by leeghoofd @ 2016-05-11
Others/Mice & Keyboards Fnatic Gear Rush G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2016-05-10
Others/Miscelleneous Battleborn Game Review by stefan @ 2016-05-06

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

The Intel Broadwell-E Review: Core i7-6950X, i7-6900K, i7-6850K and i7-6800K Tested

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What would you do with more CPU cores? This is a question I see posted from an Intel employee on a yearly basis, and it actually is a difficult question to answer depending on your computing background. A gamer might… Go To Full Article

Intel's first 10-core desktop CPU will cost $1,723

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Now that the megahertz race has slowed down in the desktop processor world, the new race is all about more and more cores. To that end, Intel just announced its first 10-core desktop CPU, the Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition, today… Go To Full Article

Intel Core i7 6950X Broadwell-E (10-core) CPU Review

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Intel’s decision to skim over “Broadwell” CPUs on the mainstream LGA 115x platform meant that prior to today, the High End Desktop Platform (HEDT) was 2-generations behind the mainstream, and in need of a revamp. The latest… Go To Full Article

Intel launches its first 10-core desktop processor

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Back in December, we wrote that Intel would be officially lifting the veil off its very first 10-core consumer desktop processor at Computex 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. This week, the time has now arrived and Intel has just revealed its… Go To Full Article

Faintest known galaxy could shed light on the early universe

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Scientists have only just started finding extremely faint galaxies. However, they've already topped themselves by discovering the faintest known galaxy to date... and it might just provide insight into the universe's early days. Found through gravita... Go To Full Article

Qualcomm confirms 115 designs for Snapdragon 820

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Terry Yen, senior director of QTI, has just kicked off the Computex press event for Qualcomm and the company is ready to talk about the future of mobile connectivity, SoCs, and 5G. Go To Full Article

Qualcomm aims for more efficient wearables with latest chip

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Rather than bringing more computing power to wearable devices, Qualcomm is aiming for efficiency with its new Snapdragon Wear 1100 chip. Announced today at Computex, it's meant for small wearables that won't be able to fit in large batteries. The… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm Launches New GigaDSL, 802.11ac Wave 2 Chipsets

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At Computex today, Qualcomm Atheros announced a few new chipsets, and it seems that as a part of their Ikanos acquisition they’ve entered the wireline business in the hopes of solving capacity issues in the last mile. While fiber should… Go To Full Article

G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200 MHz 32 GB (2x 16 GB) @ techPowerUp

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With memory capacities soaring, G.Skill sent us a huge 32 GB kit out of their Ripjaws V line-up, ready to be mated with Intel's Skylake processors. This two-stick kit from G.Skill is not only huge in capacity at it is… Go To Full Article

Watch Mars make its closest approach to Earth in 10 years

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Mars is about to make its closest approach to Earth in the space of a decade... and this time around, it'll be trivially easy to watch this rare celestial event. Slooh is offering a live stream that will kick off… Go To Full Article

XCELLON 12,000mAh AC & USB Power Bank (PB-1200AC) Review

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Today I review the XCELLON 12,000mAh Rechargeable Power Bank with AC & USB Outlet. The model I'm testing today is PB-1200AC and is capable of powering up electronics up to 65W in power, meaning technically you can power a 13-inch… Go To Full Article

Microsoft removes 260 characters for NTFS Path limit

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The maximum length for a path (file name and its directory route) - also known as MAX_PATH - has been defined by 260 characters. But with the latest Windows 10 Insider preview, Microsoft is giving users the ability to increase… Go To Full Article

GTX 1070 review roundup: invincible performance per dollar

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Today's the official launch day for the GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition graphics card (although these cards aren't actually expected at retail until June 10). This card's Pascal-based processor is the little brother of the GeForce GTX 1080 that everyone… Go To Full Article


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Several months ago, ZOTAC introduced its ZBOX MAGNUS EN980 PC featuring NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 Notebook GPU. It was positioned as one of the world’s smallest VR-Ready systems. This week, the company disclosed the final specifications of the machine, and… Go To Full Article

Australia to auction off confiscated bitcoins this June

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Australia has plans to sell off a considerable amount of bitcoins, the cryptocurrency favored by shady online folk, this June. 24,518 bitcoins confiscated by police will be auctioned off by financial services firm Ernst and Young in 2,000 blocks, an... Go To Full Article

be quiet! Dark Base 900 cases are back in black

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Tom's Hardware is reporting that be quiet! has announced a pair of modular high-end cases, the Dark Base 900 and the Qi-charger-enabled Dark Base 900 Pro. According to the site, these models are meant to be the new flagship chassis… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GTX 1070 Review - The Revolution Continues @HiTech Legion

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The GTX 1070 is definitely the card to beat in the upper mainstream gaming group of GPUs. Do we have a new card that the majority of people building a gaming system will be lusting after? I think that we… Go To Full Article

Hands-on video with ASUS ZenBook 3: so, so thin

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We didn't expect much from yet another ASUS ultraportable, but the ZenBook 3 is seriously impressive. Weighing in at 2 pounds and 11.9mm thick, it's both thinner and lighter than Apple's already crazy portable MacBook. It also packs in speedy… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE Aero 14: Thin Gaming Laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M

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GIGABYTE has introduced its new Aero 14 gaming laptop, which weds a relatively thin form-factor with high-performance components such as an Intel Skylake-H CPU, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU, along with a high-resolution display and a claim of… Go To Full Article

ASUS Announces Transformer 3 Pro: 2-in-1 with Core i5/i7

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Not to be outdone on the subject of 2-in-1s today, ASUS has announced a second 2-in-1 to complement the newly announced Transformer 3. Dubbed the Transformer 3 Pro, this portable is a more direct competitor to Microsoft’s popular Surface Pro… Go To Full Article

Acer Unveils Switch V10 and Switch One 10: 2-in-1s for $199 - $249

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Acer has introduced two new affordable 2-in-1 hybrid PCs ahead of Computex trade show. Both systems are based on Intel’s quad-core Atom processors, feature 10” multi-touch IPS displays and run Microsoft Windows 10. The new Switch V10 and Switch One… Go To Full Article

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070

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Going into this review we knew that the GeForce GTX 1070 featured 25% less CUDA cores than the GTX 1080, so it was expected that on average the 1070 would be between 20 – 25% slower. Well expectations where met,… Go To Full Article

Lenovo confident it can turn itself around

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Lenovo is not having a good time of late as the declining use of the PC and its underperforming Motorola unit continues to give its bottom line a spanking. The financial report for fiscal 2015 (April 2015-March… Go To Full Article

ARM Unveils Next Generation Bifrost GPU Architecture & Mali-G71

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Amidst the backdrop of Computex 2016 and alongside their new Cortex-A73 CPU, ARM is announcing their next generation GPU architecture, Bifrost. A significant update to ARM’s GPU architecture, Bifrost will first be deployed in ARM’s Mali-G71 GPU. … Go To Full Article

ASUS ROG unveils Avalon, a hassle-free approach to a DIY PC

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If you're a serious enough gamer, you've likely looked into building your own PC for the ultimate gaming experience. But the process can be a little tedious, especially if you're new to figuring out where all the different components fit.… Go To Full Article

ASUS Announces the Transformer 3: Here’s a Kaby-Lake 2-in-1

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One of the surprises of ASUS’ Zen press event today, aside from the surreal nature of the anthropomorphic Zenbo, was the first announcement of a Kaby Lake-based 2-in-1 device that takes an obvious upgrade to the Transformer Book T100. The… Go To Full Article

Nvidia GTX 1080 fulfills almost all of our expectations

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Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 debuted earlier this month, and since 27 May Friday it is possible to buy or order one. We have the reference card and we are pleased to inform you that the GTX 1080 is exceptional in… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm gears up to make custom chinese chips

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Qualcomm is preparing to produce its own custom chips for the Chinese market in a move to get around its problems with manufacturers and the government. Aberle told the Wall Street Journal that Qualcomm had entered into… Go To Full Article

ASUS' me-too VR headset sure looks fancy

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Well, look at what we have here. Tucked away in the corner of ASUS' Computex event is what looks like a VR headset, and a particularly fancy-looking one at that. The goggles part of it is a shiny silvery metal… Go To Full Article

Researchers create high-speed electronics for your skin

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Make no mistake, today's wearables are clever pieces of kit. But they can be bulky and restricted by the devices they must be tethered to. This has led engineers to create thinner and more powerful pieces of wearable technology that… Go To Full Article

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