Silicon Power Bolt B80 USB 3.1 External SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2018-02-20 read/post comments(0)

The Bolt B80 USB 3.1 External SSD from Silicon Power does sport a premium look thanks to the aluminum construction but is also easy to carry along. It comes with military-grade shockproof protection, but also rubber covers/gaskets in order to prevent water and dust penetration. For signaling data transfer activity, the product is provided with a white LED and its modular design along with the easy disassembly procedure does allow the user to replace the mSATA SSD with any other model/capacity. read more

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2018-02-17 read/post comments(0)

The AORUS Ultra Gaming Z370 motherboard from Gigabyte does support the latest technologies such as USB 3.1 Gen2, USB DAC-UP 2, the newer Realtek ALC1220 CODEC, shielded slots, plenty of LED headers for extra programmable RGB lighting, a swappable overlay for Accent LED and more! The UEFI interface is really easy to use and we were quite impressed by the overclocking capabilities of this particular model. The board is also accompanied by a ton of extra software, so we can perform most of the system tuning settings without even entering the BIOS. read more

Xiaomi Mi 5X 32GB Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2018-02-06 read/post comments(0)

The Xiaomi Mi 5X has impressed us quite a bit in terms of build quality, performance, camera quality, GPS locking speed, accuracy and also sports a decent battery life. This model is a 5.5’’ phablet with a Full HD resolution screen and runs the latest MIUI 9.2 version; the same hardware is also sold with a different name “Mi A1” under the Android One software, if you do prefer a clean, non-skinned Android experience. GearBest lends a helping hand in order to avoid Customs hassles for European customers, so they have this model as ready to ship from their EU warehouse. read more

Toshiba TransMemory U364 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2018-02-01 read/post comments()

The TransMemory U364 USB Flash Drive from Toshiba was thought as very compact storage device on the v3.0 bus and is compatible with most operating systems. It weighs just about 3 grams and is available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB formats. These drives are covered by a five year warranty from the date of purchase. read more

Be Quiet Shadow Rock TF2 Air Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2018-01-29 read/post comments(0)

Be Quiet introduced at Computex 2017 their latest addition in air coolers, the Shadow Rock TF2. The Top Flow 2 is an optimized version of the original Shadow Rock TF, dating back from 2012; a TDP of 160W is achieved by redesigning the cooling fins now being directly linked to the base plate. Adding an extra copper heat pipe allow the new TF2 to be superior in heat dissipation than its predecessor. The new Shadow Rock TF2 is also more compatible with a wider range of enclosures due being 14mm lower in height; let us have a closer look at the latest Be Quiet addition! read more

CORSAIR ML PRO Series RGB Case Fans Review

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by stefan @ 2018-01-28 read/post comments(0)

The new ML PRO RGB series of fans from CORSAIR are combining performance with silence, while creating a nice LED light show inside your case via the unified Link software. If you are purchasing one of the fan packs, you will also receive the RGB lighting hub which supports up to six fans, along with the Lighting Node PRO module; the connectivity cables are also supplied, so you only have to connect the items as instructed inside the manual and enjoy the finished setup. read more
Videocards/VGA Reviews EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW ULTRA SILENT GAMING Video Card Review by stefan @ 2018-01-27
Storage/Other Silicon Power Mobile C50 Triple-Interface USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2018-01-23
Audio/Speakers&Amps Creative Omni Portable Multi-Room Wi-Fi/BT Voice-enabled Speaker Review by stefan @ 2018-01-17
Motherboards/Intel S1151 ECS Z370-LIGHTSABER LGA1151 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2018-01-13
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR K70 LUX RGB with PBT Double-shot Keycaps Review by stefan @ 2018-01-08

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Amazon backs Marie Curie biopic starring Rosamund Pike

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Amazon's latest Prime Video production won't just rely on star power to reel you in -- it should also appeal to science fans. The internet giant is teaming with France's Studiocanal on Radioactive, a biopic covering the work and romance… Go To Full Article

PSVR's rodent adventure 'Moss' arrives February 27th

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PlayStation VR's adorable murine tale Moss finally has a release date. Next Tuesday, February 27th, you'll be able to guide the big-eared rodent Quill along her adventure on your PlayStation 4. When it debuted at E3 last year, developer Polyarc… Go To Full Article

Snapchat is selling more than just crappy merch

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Weeks ago, Snap opened up an in-app Snapchat store to sell merch, which appeared to be an attempt to open up a new revenue stream. But it looks like it will offer more than just dancing hot dogs. During yesterday's… Go To Full Article

Ryzen 5 2400G APU And Memory Speed Analysis

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PC Perspective have run a battery of benchmarks on the new Ryzen 5 2400G APU to see what effect memory speeds have on performance. We know that Ryzen is more sensitive to memory speeds than what we were used to,… Go To Full Article

Apple updates all of its operating systems to fix app-crashing bug

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It took a few days, but Apple already has a fix out for a bug that caused crashes on each of its platforms. The company pushed new versions of iOS, macOS and watchOS to fix the issue, which was caused… Go To Full Article

Razor's e-skates are equal parts Heelys and hoverboard

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As a cranky, childless adult in her late thirties I've largely missed the boat on personal transportation trends like Razor scooters, Heelys and hoverboards. This year Razor manages to combine all of those things into its new Turbo Jetts e-skates:… Go To Full Article

'Mega Man Legacy Collection' is headed to Nintendo Switch May 22

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Mega Man fans were likely excited to hear that the next chapter in the venerable video game franchise, Mega Man 11, is slated for a release sometime this year. At the same time, Capcom announced plans to release two new… Go To Full Article

Google is testing a splitscreen view for Android apps on Chromebooks

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The latest update to Chrome OS' Canary test channel should make multitasking on a Chromebook easier. Now, in addition to split-screening two native Chrome OS apps on your machine, you can run a Chrome OS app and an Android app… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus dual cameras detailed in latest leaks

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At this rate, there might not be much mystery left to the Galaxy S9 when Samsung reveals it on February 25th. WinFuture and Evan Blass have posted a flood of leaked images and details that appear to confirm key features… Go To Full Article

Samsung patents a flying screen that could be used for hovering video

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Samsung was awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office last week for what it's calling a "flying display device." The patent, spotted by LetsGoDigital, was filed for in 2016 and describes a drone-like device with a screen… Go To Full Article

You get to pick the next free games on Twitch Prime

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Twitch has been giving away free games with a Prime membership for awhile now, but now you'll have a say in what's handed out each month. With the Indie Amplifier program, users can pick from eight indie games and the… Go To Full Article

'Super Mario Bros.' encyclopedia comes to the US October 23rd

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Nintendo did many things to mark the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., but there's been one you couldn't usually get your hands on unless you lived in Japan: the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia. You'll be glad to hear that… Go To Full Article

Bitcoin Looking Much Better as it Breaks $11,000

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itcoin (BTC) is looking very good in terms of regaining some of its lost value if you take it in the scope of a 1-week view. Even the big picture looks promising as well as BTC is now back over… Go To Full Article

Google found another bug in Microsoft’s Edge browser

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Google tasks its Project Zero time with finding security issues and loopholes within other companies' products, and they're pretty effective at what they do. Now, Google has made public a medium-level security issue within Microsoft's Edge browser. T... Go To Full Article

Microsoft inadvertently outlines the limits of Windows 10 on ARM

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Microsoft began introducing ARM-powered Windows devices this past holiday season, and now we have more information on the limitations of these devices. Thurrott noticed that Microsoft published a list of limitations on the ARM version of Windows 10.... Go To Full Article

A new form of light could power next-gen quantum computers

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Photons are among the most ubiquitous, but loneliest particles in the quantum world -- they're always around us, but never interact with each other. Scientists from MIT and Harvard have managed quite a feat then, by observing groups of three… Go To Full Article

Control Volkswagen's latest concept car with your voice

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Today, Volkswagen debuted a new autonomous concept car called the I.D. Vizzion at the Geneva International Motor Show. The interior of the all-electric car doesn't reflect that of a traditional vehicle; it's been completely redesigned. There is no st...… Go To Full Article

Elon Musk gets Hyperloop digging permit in Washington, DC

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Last year, the internet needled Elon Musk for tweeting he had verbal approval to dig a Hyperloop tunnel in Washington, DC, because officials said they granted no such thing. Now, however, The Boring Company does have an honest-to-gosh written permit,... Go To Full Article

England turns to the church to help fix rural internet

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Though our cities now teem with fiber optic cables and 4G signals, it's still common for rural areas to struggle with even basic connectivity. In the UK, a new pact between church and state could help local religious hubs become… Go To Full Article

Intel sued 32 times over flaws

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Spectre and Meltdown attracts lawyers like flies Chipzilla has said that shareholders and customers had filed 32 class action lawsuits against the company in connection with recently-disclosed security flaws in its microchips. Go To Full Article

Crucial MX500 SSD Review @ Vortez

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Featuring the latest Micron 64-layer 3D NAND for excellent power efficiency while maintaining exceptional read and write rates, makes this kind of drive ideal for mobile users as well as desktops. The 7mm 2.5” form factor and incredible lightweight properties… Go To Full Article

OcUK Oxygen Overclocked System Review @ Vortez

@ 2018/02/23 read/post comments(0)
OcUK offer a wide range of gaming machines, designed to match any budget. We looked at the Cobalt a few weeks back, offering a rather modest specification; today we crack open the OcUK Oxygen, featuring a 6-core Core i5 8600K… Go To Full Article

HAVIT M9 LED Bluetooth Speaker With Powerbank Review

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It may fall short in some areas but the brand new M9 LED Bluetooth Speaker With Powerbank with its looks, audio quality and reasonable price is a balanced offering by HAVIT which deserves attention by anyone on a very tight… Go To Full Article

Gates says AI can be your friend

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Not like the mosquito Software king of the world and sworn enemy to mosquitos everywhere, Sir William Gates III has issued a staunch defense of AI. While many lesser mortals are cowering in cellers… Go To Full Article

Apple purges Christian holiday from iPhone

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Thou shalt not have any gods before Steve Jobs The fruity cargo-cult Apple has taken its first stand against rival religions by banning fanboys from celebrating the most significant holiday on the Christian calendar. … Go To Full Article

Air Force security hackathon leads to record payout

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The US Air Force's second security hackathon has paid dividends... both for the military and the people finding holes in its defenses. HackerOne has revealed the results of the Hack the Air Force 2.0 challenge from the end of 2017,… Go To Full Article

Throat sensor helps you recover from a stroke

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Your abilities to speak and swallow are frequently signs of how well you're coping after a stroke, but measuring that is difficult. Microphones frequently can't distinguish between the patient and ambient sounds, and there's the not-so-small problem... Go To Full Article

Wikipedia ends no-cost mobile access for developing countries

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The Wikimedia Foundation launched Wikipedia Zero in 2012 with the hopes of democratizing information through a simple concept: cellular carriers in developing countries would offer access to its crowdsourced knowledge without charging data fees. How... Go To Full Article

SpaceX delays its satellite internet launch to February 21st

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Sorry, folks, you'll have to wait a while longer before SpaceX's satellite internet launch takes place. With hours to go, SpaceX has delayed the liftoff from its February 17th target to 9:17AM Eastern on February 21st. According to the company,… Go To Full Article

Daimler may have used software to cheat on US emissions tests

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Daimler has been under suspicion of cheating on US emissions tests for quite a while now -- in 2016, a number of customers even sued the automaker, claiming their cars had sneaky software made to trick testers similar to Volkswagen's.… Go To Full Article

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