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

Supermicro C7Z170-OCE Z170 LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2016-05-16 read/post comments()

After accumulating a ton of experience in the server board area, Supermicro is now also active in the gaming motherboards area, by providing a catchy look theme, a clean motherboard layout but also server-grade components in order to supply to the end-user a durable product. The integrated Avago PEX8747 extends PCI-E lanes to 32, we have a dual-NIC Gigabit Intel solution available which also can be paired in a LAG configuration, M.2 slot for connecting additional storage, a Realtek ALC1150 CODEC for audio and also an 8-layer PCB design. read more

TP-LINK AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE450) Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2016-05-13 read/post comments()

If placed in the right position, RE450 Range Extender from TP-LINK can help you cover dead Wi-Fi spots inside your office or apartment by retransmitting the received signal via wired connection but can also create additional networks so the laptop/desktop/smartphone or other devices you are using will get full signal. The product is easy to relocate because it also includes the power adapter so we only have to plug it in and adjust the antennas in a position of our choice. RE450 also supports the latest 1300Mbps AC standard on the 5GHz band so we have obtained much better results in the tests compared to the previous generations. read more
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
Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-24V-2000 IP67 PWM Fans Review by stefan @ 2016-05-05
Mobile/Smart Phones InFocus M560 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2016-05-03

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ASUS Geforce 1080 STRIX card preview by Der8auer

@ 2016/05/29 read/post comments(0)
Germans Caseking inhouse modder and overclocker Roman Hartung aka Der8auer has upped a video on his Youtube Channel on a brand new release from the ASUS company. The first sight ever on the new 1080 STRIX card with a thorough…

GIGABYTE Announces GeForce® GTX 1080 G1 GAMING Graphics Card

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The Legend of G1 ready to revolutionize next-generation gaming Taipei, Taiwan, May 27th 2016 – GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today launched the GeForce® GTX 1080 G1 GAMING graphics card (GV-N1080G1 GAMING-8GD). Powered…

Companies could use 'intermediate' web security certificates to spy

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A certificate authority (CA) is a trusted entity that issues electronic certificates (duh) to verify identity on the Internet. They're a key part of secure communications online -- and thus super important. Then there's intermediate CAs, signed by a...… Go To Full Article

Lenovo's new Droids might be shiny and metallic

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See those phones above? They might be three versions of the Droid Lenovo's launching in an upcoming event in June. Evan Blass (aka evleaks), well-known source of device leaks, has posted the photo on Twitter, and people seem to have… Go To Full Article

Mars faced an ice age 400,000 years ago, and it's still recovering

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We've known for a while now that Mars has water frozen in ice. And analyzing that water has been a key goal to understanding how the planet has changed over time, especially if its presence meant it once held life.… Go To Full Article

'LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens' season pass detailed

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming to a galaxy near you this June, and it's bringing a bevy of downloadable content with it accessible via Season Pass. Go To Full Article

Snapchat aims to make over $1 billion in revenue in 2017

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Snapchat has raised another $1.8 billion in funding, TechCrunch reports today, making the platform's current valuation somewhere in the neighborhood of $18 billion to $20 billion. While the company isn't profitable just yet, it has some very high hop...… Go To Full Article

Now anybody can register a '.game' top-level domain

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The menagerie of content-specific top level domain (TLD) names grew once again on Tuesday when registry service, Uniregistry, opened up .game to the public. It joins other custom TLDs like .beer and .nyc, which have already been around for years. Go To Full Article

First GeForce GTX 1080 driver out with new VRWorks features in tow

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If you're one of the lucky b... er, few that have a GeForce GTX 1080 on preorder, you're in luck. The first official driver for the GTX 1080, version 368.25, is out now in preparation for the card's launch, and… Go To Full Article

Be Quiet! Introduces New Flagship Silent Base 900 Chassis

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Be Quiet! has introduced its new flagship PC chassis, which combines the company’s expertise in building quiet PC components with extensive modularity and customization features. The be quiet! Dark Base 900-series PC cases will feature aluminum finish, whereas the Pro… Go To Full Article

Samsung Announces The Galaxy C5 and C7 For China

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Today Samsung announced two new smartphones that are coming to the Chinese market. They're called the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7, and they kick off a new line of Samsung smartphones targeting the upper-mid segment of the smartphone market. Both… Go To Full Article

Cryorig Unveils Mac Pro-Like PC Case for Gaming PCs

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Cryorig has announced its new cylindrical PC chassis, which enables system makers and enthusiasts to build Mac Pro-styled gaming computers. The new case can house one graphics card and a mini-ITX motherboard. While the chassis can formally support a variety… Go To Full Article

'The Force Awakens' vinyl soundtrack is etched with holograms

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If you haven't already emptied your savings account on Star Wars memorabilia, Disney is back to tempt you once more. Another version of The Force Awakens soundtrack is on the way as a two LP set that has 3D holograms… Go To Full Article

'Mirror's Edge' TV show in the works from 'Big Brother' studio

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Mirror's Edge, the cult-classic video game franchise from EA, is set to become a television series from the makers of Big Brother, The Biggest Loser and Hell on Wheels. Endemol Shine Studios acquired the TV rights to Mirror's Edge and… Go To Full Article

Android doesn't infringe on Oracle copyrights, jury finds

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Google emerged victorious in court this afternoon, after a jury found that its use of Java APIs in Android doesn't infringe on Oracle's copyrights. The two companies have been battling it out over the past few years: Oracle originally sued… Go To Full Article

'Minecraft' players can battle each other next month

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Minecraft is about to get a whole lot more competitive. Mojang, 4J Studios and Microsoft have teamed up to introduce a special new PvP mini game for Minecraft: Console Edition, and it's called simply Battle. Go To Full Article

Thermaltake's Level 10 M Advanced mouse offers 16000-DPI sensor

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Thermaltake has pulled back the curtain on the latest entry in its lineup of gaming mice, the Level 10 M Advanced. The new model is a step up from the Level 10 M, which we covered previously. Go To Full Article

Snowden will show you how to keep The Man from spying

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Edward Snowden, the whistleblower that leaked classified NSA documents in 2013, isn’t done making headlines. In the next episode of VICE on HBO, Snowden will show you how to reduce the risk of government surveillance on your smartphones. If you’re… Go To Full Article

Planetary Resources cancels 'space selfie' project

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Sad news for fans of space exploration and pictures of themselves today: asteroid mining company Planetary Resources has decided to cancel its plans to launch an Arkyd 100 space telescope that would have allowed users on earth to take a… Go To Full Article

QPAD MK-90 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review

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Unlike its predecessors the QPAD MK-90 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard uses Kailh red switches and today we're going to find out whether or not it can compete with other similar solutions in the market. Go To Full Article

Gunless MMO game 'Absolver' slated for 2017 release

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Indie studio Sloclap has teamed with Devolver Digital on a new melee-based MMO, dubbed Absolver. The game is currently scheduled for release on both consoles and PC some point in 2017. Go To Full Article

New study shows the scale of Twitter's misogyny problem

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When then-CEO **** Costolo admitted last year that Twitter "suck[s] at dealing with abuse and we've sucked at it for years," he was addressing the elephant in the room and a frustratingly common problem for women on the platform. Although… Go To Full Article

HTC has stopped producing the Nexus 9

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As has often been the case with larger Android tablets, the Nexus 9 never quite lived up to its potential. And, it's relatively long in the tooth, first launching back in October of 2014. Google stopped selling the device about… Go To Full Article

Facebook is reportedly working on 'shoppable' video ads

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Facebook already has ways for you to shop using ads and shop pages on the social network. In an effort to prove ads can encourage spending rather than just promoting a brand, the company is reportedly working on "shoppable" video… Go To Full Article

Facebook and Microsoft are building a huge trans-Atlantic data cable

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Microsoft and Facebook today have announced a partnership to build a massive underwater data cable connecting the US to Europe, an effort that'll help the two internet giants better move data back and forth around the world. The cable, dubbed… Go To Full Article

MSI Z170A Gaming M7 mainboard @

@ 2016/05/27 read/post comments(0) has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the MSI Z170A Gaming M7 mainboard. We’ve tested it with the latest non-K bios for overclocking our Core i5 6400. More about the features and extrasyou… Go To Full Article

G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 module goes over 5000MHz

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The 4GB DDR4 Trident Z module was overclocked to a mind-boggling frequency of 2501.2MHz (5002.4MHz effective), under LN2, of course, and with MSI's Z170I Gaming Pro AC motherboard and Intel Skylake Core i5-6600K CPU. The culprit is a well known… Go To Full Article

Barisieur's coffee-brewing alarm clock might actually happen

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When we first spotted the Barisieur coffee-brewing alarm clock back in 2014, it was a pet project for designer Joshua Renouf. The plan was always to turn it into a gadget for the masses, and in the months that have… Go To Full Article

Corsair Lapdog Review

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The Corsair Lapdog is grandly described as a ‘Gaming Control Centre’, however that doesn’t explain things very well as Lapdog is unlike anything we have seen before. The idea is that you have your gaming PC (ideally a Corsair Bulldog)… Go To Full Article

'Deus Ex' trailer shows mankind divided over augmentation

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided explores a future where humanity is torn by the rise of augmentation. Set fifteen years in the future, it's now commonplace for people to equip themselves with artificial limbs. But after the so-called "aug incident," where… Go To Full Article

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