OUKITEL U10 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-08-28 read/post comments()

OUKITEL has impressed us with the release of the new U10 model, with features a 5.5’’ Full-HD JDI screen, one of the latest MTK 64-bit SoCs, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, dual-SIM capabilities but also a good Samsung 3M2 13MP CMOS sensor, which is able to produce good quality photos. The manufacturer has adopted a modern design with 2.5D curved glass while on the back we will find a super-thin metal alloy chassis so the phone does have a thickness of only 7.9mm, with the expense of a non-removable battery. The SIM tray can be ejected thanks to the included pin and supports multiple configurations: SIM+SIM or SIM+TF card for storage expansion. read more

SISWOO C55 Longbow Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-08-26 read/post comments()

With the SISWOO C55, the manufacturer has created a device for users which are in need of larger screen sizes than the previous C50 while the performance has been also upgraded with a better SoC, now housing eight cores at 1.3GHz each. The camera quality does not disappoint and reaches the impressive levels of color detail which we have also seen with the C50, only that the focus may not be spot on sometimes. The battery has also suffered a small upgrade, but since we are now dealing with a more powerful SoC and a bigger screen size which both consume quite a bit of battery resources, the tests reveal a lower usage time versus the C50. read more

Corsair Strafe Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-08-23 read/post comments()

We have reviewed quite a bit of Corsair gaming keyboards in the past and we can say that while they are a bit more expensive, the quality is top-notch and the experience is quite unique. With the Strafe, Corsair wants to introduce its premium products to more budget-conscious people, by eliminating some of the elements like the aluminum layer, the wrist rest or using a single-color LED for the Red/Brown Cherry-MX switches. The product is accompanied by the powerful CUE (Corsair Utility Engine), which offers the same levels of customization as on the more expensive variants and within it we can also update the keyboard firmware to its latest version. For added value, Corsair has also included two sets of… read more

BIOSTAR N3150NH ITX Motherboard Review

Motherboards/IntegratedCPU by stefan @ 2015-08-21 read/post comments()

By including the Celeron N3150 Braswell SoC from Intel, the BIOSTAR N3150NH board takes part of the low-end segment and we can clearly see that from the benchmarks we have ran, since the performance per core is quite low, the Celeron 3205U we have found with the Shuttle DS57U surpassing it with flying colors. The power consumption though is like one third of the mentioned Celeron and the temperatures are much lower too, the included passive heatsink remaining cool during even most stressful conditions. read more

HIS R7 370 IceQ X2 OC 2GB Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2015-08-18 read/post comments()

As we have mentioned before, the R7 370 GPU from AMD is basically one of the most refreshed components from the 300 series since we have seen it since Radeon HD 7850, then in the R7 265/270 cards and now again. While the speeds have been boosted, we have the same architecture involved which basically means that older game titles should work fine at Full-HD resolution but newer titles need to be dialed down at lower detail levels in order to reach playable FPS. read more

Tt eSPORTS BLACK V2 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-08-16 read/post comments()

During our time with the Black V2, the product seemed quite responsive and comfortable, while the extra buttons can be accessed easily when in-game. The mouse was tested in multiple game genres and here we could count League of Legends, Echo of Soul, The Talos Principle, Serious Sam BFE but also GTA V; thanks to the new AVAGO sensor, the experience was accurate and if we feel that the default DPI steps are not for us in the current game, we can easily reconfigure them from the supplied application. read more
Tradeshow & OC events Gigabyte Z170 Launch at Gamescom by leeghoofd @ 2015-08-15
Cases & PSU/Cases Fractal Design Node 202 Enclosure Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-08-13
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R9 380 IceQ X2 OC 2GB Video Card Review by stefan @ 2015-08-10
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle DS57U Barebone Review by stefan @ 2015-08-04
Storage/Other Toshiba FlashAir III Wireless SD Card Review by stefan @ 2015-08-01

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AMD Quietly Releases Radeon R9 370X, China-Only For Now

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Back in June when AMD launched the Radeon 300 series, AMD made the unusual move of only releasing refresh SKUs for around half of their products. While the 390 series saw the release of the vanilla 390 and 390X parts,… Go To Full Article

Chrome will block obnoxious Flash ads starting September 1st

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Back in June, Google shared the good news that the Chrome browser would soon be smart enough to "intelligently pause content that aren't central to the webpage" that you're visiting. It's a welcome change that should help to continue marginalizing... Go To Full Article

'Mighty No. 9' team aims to calm angry backers with exclusive demo

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Kickstarter backers of Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 are feeling a little burned. When its Spring release came due, Comcept pushed the release back to fall; when that September launch came on the horizon, the game was delayed until 2016.… Go To Full Article

The Intel Skylake i7-6700K Overclocking Performance Mini-Test to 4.8 GHz

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At the time of our Skylake review of both the i7-6700K and the i5-6600K, due to the infancy of the platform and other constraints, we were unable to probe the performance uptake of the processors as they were overclocked. Our… Go To Full Article

'XCOM 2' delayed until February 2016

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XCOM 2 was supposed to launch in November, but apparently planet-wide alien invasions are tricky to schedule. Firaxis has pushed XCOM 2's release date back to February 5, 2016, noting that the game isn't up to the studio's standards quite… Go To Full Article

Both the iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus could pack a smaller battery

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Although the Apple iPhone 6s is going to be thicker than its predecessor, it could still come with a smaller battery than last year’s model. According to Chinese sources, the iPhone 6s will be equipped with a 1715mAh capacity battery,… Go To Full Article

Darkside Sleeved Cables Now Available at ModMyMods

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Darkside Computer Modding premium sleeved cables are now available though our friends at ModMyMods. Darkside has you 'covered' on 24-pin ATX, 8-pin/4+4 pin EPS, 6+2 pin PCIe, SATA, and fan cables, with a premium fiber-braided sleeve that comes in red,… Go To Full Article

How to Make Sure iPhone Alarms Wake You up

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The alarm app on the iPhone and iPad doesn’t allow much wiggle room when it comes to making it louder. There are some ways, however, that you can better assure you won’t sleep through your alarm. Go To Full Article

Boeing's portable drone-destroying laser uses an Xbox controller

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Drones are playing an ever-expanding role in modern warfare, so it's no surprise companies like Boeing are developing news ways to shoot them out of the sky. Its last laser was the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) --… Go To Full Article

Here's our first look at Cliff Bleszinski's 'LawBreakers' in action

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We've already been introduced to the world of Lawbreakers, the next shooter from the Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, but now we've got our first look at some actual gameplay. And while the science behind the game's setting may… Go To Full Article

Pentagon dives into advanced wearables with Apple, Harvard and others

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The Pentagon wants to use wearables for more than just tracking steps. It's pouring $75 million over the next five years into the FlexTech Alliance -- a group made of 162 separate organizations, including Apple, Boeing and Harvard -- to… Go To Full Article

Huawei aims high with $800 gold-plated Watch

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Huawei may have accidentally revealed that its Android Wear Watch will cost as much as $799.99 and be compatible with iOS. Earlier today, the company teased a September 2nd arrival at IFA 2015 via Twitter, but a tipster pointed us… Go To Full Article

Huawei Watch pre-order prices start at $350 stateside, iOS support in tow

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One of the priciest Android Wear timepieces yet will apparently be dispatched on September 2, but Amazon bizarrely lists iOS 8.2 and up compatibility as a key selling point. When your name is Huawei, your success chiefly associated with Asian… Go To Full Article

Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus prices expected to match iPhone 6/6 Plus valuation

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On European shores, the new 4.7 incher should cost €699 in an entry-level 16GB configuration, while the iPhone 6s Plus is rumored to start at €799. Although Apple’s list of speculated improvements for the fall 2015 generation of the dominant… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI Motherboard Review

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Gigabyte’s Z170XP-SLI is aiming to tempt users looking for a motherboard that offers the Z170 platform’s core features, but without requiring a significant cash outlay. In the Z170XP-SLI, Gigabyte offers one of the lowest cost boards to support SLI, while… Go To Full Article

New LG Nexus 5 (2015) render leaks, shows laser autofocus sensor

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The smaller of the two upcoming Nexus phones is making yet another unofficial appearance. We heard earlier today that the LG-made Nexus 5 (2015) might go on sale on September 29th, and rising leakster OnLeaks has now leaked a render… Go To Full Article

How much should we trust tech companies?

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Last week, the internet was awash with journalists' interpretations of Spotify's new privacy policy. Depending on whom you ask, the policy was eerie, creepy or just downright atrocious. While Spotify scrambled to reassure us that it wasn't really i...… Go To Full Article

Alienware delivers a UFO full of notebook updates

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Not content to make intentionally-terrible videos and an enormous luggable PC, Alienware has updated the rest of its gaming notebooks and its diminutive X51 desktop with newer CPUs and more I/O options. Since the full Skylake line of CPUs isn't… Go To Full Article

Study maps where golden eagles are safe from wind turbines

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Researchers have completed a novel study that aims to keep help the wind farm industry avoid protected golden eagles. Wind turbine blades kill up to 100,000 birds per year, which is admittedly a small percentage compared to those killed by… Go To Full Article

Leaked iPhone 6s packaging confirms name, 16GB base model

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Apple seems to be in no mood to offer more storage on base iPhone models. Apple just confirmed the next iPhones will be announced on September 9th, and the internet has just provided us with what is allegedly the packaging… Go To Full Article

Boffin creates paintable LEDs

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A scientist at Florida State University claims to have developed a new low cost light emitting diode (LED) that is easier to manufacture and also highly efficient. Assistant professor Zhibin Yu claimed his invention could revolutionise lighting… Go To Full Article

Watch this self-healing material handle a bullet

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NASA-funded research has created a material that could self-heal in seconds. Two layers of solid polymer sandwich a gel that with an ingredient that solidifies on contact with air (i.e. when one or both of the outer layers is damaged).… Go To Full Article

Tablet vendors aim for enterprise success

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All market research analysts are agreed that the tablet market is saturated and vendor sales are falling. But that doesn’t mean they’re going to give up the ghost. According to Taiwanese research firm Trendforce,… Go To Full Article

Corsair Bulldog Back in Black at PAX Prime

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Corsair reveals production version of Bulldog DIY 4K Gaming PC PAX PRIME 2015 — Seattle, Washington — August 28, 2015 — Last June Corsair unveiled a prototype of Bulldog, a powerful gaming platform that packs…

iPhone 6s tipped to offer 4K video recording and selfie flash, Rose Gold option comin

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The iPhone 6s will reportedly offer 4K video recording, selfie flash, a new Rose Gold color option, and renamed Force Touch. According to the report published by 9To5Mac, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be the first iPhone… Go To Full Article

Sony Xperia Z5 press images leak, 23MP rear camera with six-element lens confirmed

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Barely a week before IFA 2015 kicks off, press images of the Sony Xperia Z5 have been leaked, confirming the upgraded 23MP rear camera. Although we have seen a number of Xperia Z5 leaked images so far, it is the… Go To Full Article

NYC cabs will test app-based system to challenge Uber

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Around 7,000 NYC cabs are currently beta testing a new e-hail app called Arro, which the industry hopes can help it get back the customers it's lost to Uber. Arro isn't the first hailing app for cabs -- it actually… Go To Full Article

Alienware Refreshes Lineup With Laptop Updates, And Liquid Cooled X51 Desktop

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Today Alienware announced some refreshes to its lineup. On the laptop front, the Alienware 13, 15, and 17 notebooks have been updated, and the Alienware 18 notebook has made a comeback. The X51 Desktop is also refreshed, and can now… Go To Full Article

Sony isn't intentionally keeping 'Until Dawn' off of Twitch

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Right now, there's a bit of an issue going on with Twitch and the PlayStation 4's horror-movie-director simulator, Until Dawn. Yesterday the Twitch Support Twitter account posted that if you were using PS4's built-in Twitch sharing functionality tha... Go To Full Article

Turing Robotics' liquid metal phones to ship out in December

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That rectangular, encrypted Turing Robotics phone that one of our editors called "charmingly quirky" is ready for release. In fact, it will start shipping out on December 18th -- that's also when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, and… Go To Full Article

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