Shuttle XPC slim DL30N Barebone Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2024-07-21 read/post comments(0)

XPC slim DL30N is an entry-level, completely fanless miniPC from Shuttle that does not concentrate on performance, but low power consumption. The Intel N100 is only equipped with E-cores and despite the advertised 3.4 GHz boost clocks, this speed is only available for very short periods of time and when the system is not loaded on all cores; the PL1 Power Limit is set at 6W and for not exceeding this value while all cores are loaded, the speed will decrease even to about 900MHz! The Shuttle cooling system is doing its job great, so we did not see temperatures exceeding 52 degrees Celsius even at highest loads, so we cannot say the lowered clocks are because of throttling. read more

Silicon Power MS60 USB 3.2 Gen 2 1TB Stick-Type SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2024-07-19 read/post comments()

The new stick-type MS60 SSD from Silicon Power has the portability advantage, is very light and does not heat up much thanks to its aluminum housing. The transfer rates are over the declared ones, but if we do write continuously to it, we will note a speed drop after the first 10GB, due to pSLC cache filling up, so the writes will hover around 165 and 175MB/s. read more

CHERRY MX 3.0S Wireless Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-07-14 read/post comments(0)

The MX 3.0S Wireless is great in terms of connectivity options and really stands out thanks to the aluminum construction. The plastic sides will eventually pick up fingerprints due to the piano black finish, while the minimal space between the keys makes sure that no extra space is lost on the desk. read more

ENDORFY Thock 75% Wireless Red Onyx White Pudding Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-07-07 read/post comments(0)

After fiddling a bit with the software settings, we fired up Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, The First Descendant, Alan Wake II but also New World. The keyboard felt very responsive, with the pleasant actuation as we have also found with CHERRY MX Reds. In terms of bottoming out noise, this one places itself in the middle of the pack, since it does not come with as much dampening layers as we noted with other brands, but overall it does its job admirably. read more


Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-06-30 read/post comments(0)

The mouse feels comfortable, but there is not a lot of space left for the thumb rest, so the finger will basically mostly sit on the two left programmable buttons. We did really enjoy the silent sound signature of both left and right click buttons, while the scroll wheel is smooth and does not produce a disturbing sound when rotated. Depending on your hand size, you will use it in either a palm grip or fingertip grip, while the textured plastic will make sure your fingers won’t slip and there will be little to no wear to the surface in time. read more

Razer Blackshark V2 Pro 2023 Edition Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2024-06-22 read/post comments(0)

The 2023 upgrade of the Blackshark V2 Pro headset is worth it when considering more than double battery life, but also the upgraded microphone, which now sounds great, matching the high-end models from Corsair and making you think that the person you are talking with is right next to you! While checking out Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Need For Speed Unbound, Diablo IV and Horizon Zero Dawn, we were happy with the overall sound signature, with deep bass accompanied by loud and clear voices while in cutscenes. THX Spatial Audio is nice when utilized while watching different video clips, TV Shows and movies, but can be a hit and miss in games, some of which are implementing its own type… read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards AQIRYS ADARA MINI Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2024-06-14
Storage/SSD Crucial T500 2TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSD with Heatsink Review by stefan @ 2024-06-09
Others/Mice & Keyboards CHERRY MC 9620 FPS RGB Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2024-06-02
Others/Mice & Keyboards CHERRY KW 7100 Mini BT Multi-Device Compact Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2024-05-26
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Goldtouch Launches Elite Fully Adjustable Split Keyboard

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Goldtouch launches their new and improved ergonomic Elite Keyboard, adding to their range of adjustable desktop ergonomics. The Elite Keyboard is a fully adjustable split keyboard that supports the hands and wrists as you type, reducing pain and discomfort associated… Go To Full Article

The Google Pixel Buds A-Series drop to $69

@ 2024/07/24 read/post comments(0)
Amazon Prime Day 2024 might be behind us but the deals keep coming and they don't stop coming. Folks with a Google Pixel or other Android device who are in the market for a set of budget-friendly earbuds may be… Go To Full Article

Our favorite budget webcam is on sale for only $48 right now

@ 2024/07/24 read/post comments(0)
We named Anker's C200 model our top budget webcam because it offers so many of the same perks as its more expensive competitors. To set it up, you only need to plug it in, either to the computer or your… Go To Full Article

TSMC rejected Nvidia’s request for a dedicated packaging line

@ 2024/07/24 read/post comments(0)
According to the reports, NVIDIA's CEO Jensen Huang visited TSMC's headquarters earlier this year during his visit to Taiwan. He also met TSMC's founder, Dr. Morris Chang, and the firm's former chairman. Sources say his visit was notable as it… Go To Full Article

AI killing off gaming developers' jobs

@ 2024/07/24 read/post comments(0)
Microsoft, which owns Xbox and several studios, including Activision Blizzard, closed Tango Gameworks and Alpha Dog Games in May. Meanwhile, generative AI systems from companies like OpenAI are increasingly infiltrating various industries, leading to job losses. Go To Full Article

Chinese clamming up over supercomputers

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According to the Wall Street Journal , as the UShas attempted to impede China's technological progress, Chinese scientists have become more secretive and have ceased participating in a significant international supercomputing forum. This withdrawal has ended an era and created… Go To Full Article

Swiss want all government software to be open-source

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This law aims to enhance transparency, security, and efficiency by requiring public bodies to disclose the source code of software developed by or for them unless third-party rights or security concerns prevent it. The "public money, public code" approach is… Go To Full Article

Tsar Putin jails Russia’s father of the Internet

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Alexey Soldatov, 72, a Russian Internet pioneer and a founder of the first Internet provider in the country, has been sentenced by a court to two years in a labour colony on charges of "abuse of power." Go To Full Article

Tesla failed to meet expectations

@ 2024/07/24 read/post comments(0)
Though the automaker had slightly better-than-expected revenue, the Q2 earnings showed Tesla's adjusted earnings margin dropped from 18.7-14.4 per cent year-over-year, its free cash flow was short of analyst expectations by more than half a billion dollars, and its earnings… Go To Full Article

Robot dog can turn off your internet

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This information comes from a speech by a DHS official at a border security conference, as reported by 404 Media. Additionally, DHS has constructed an "Internet of Things" house to train officers to raid homes potentially booby-trapped with smart devices. Go To Full Article

Govee Introduces Evangelion Special Edition Mecha-Style Gaming Lights

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Govee, a leader in the smart home lighting sector, is partnering with the legendary Japanese anime series Evangelion to release a groundbreaking line of gaming lights. This collaboration, Govee x Evangelion Gaming Lights, combines Evangelion's epic storytelling with Govee's advanced… Go To Full Article

AMD Strix Point SoC Reintroduces Dual-CCX CPU

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Since its reveal last week, we got a slightly more technical deep-dive from AMD on its two upcoming processors—the "Strix Point" silicon powering its Ryzen AI 300 series mobile processors; and the "Granite Ridge" chiplet MCM powering its Ryzen 9000… Go To Full Article

AMD Strix Point SoC "Zen 5" and "Zen 5c" CPU Cores Have 256-bit FPU Datapaths

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AMD in its architecture deep-dive Q&A session with the press, confirmed that the "Zen 5" and "Zen 5c" cores on the "Strix Point" silicon only feature 256-bit wide FPU data-paths, unlike the "Zen 5" cores in the "Granite Ridge" Ryzen… Go To Full Article

AMD Details the Radeon 890M RDNA 3.5 iGPU of "Strix Point" a bit More

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AMD presented a closer look at the Radeon 890M iGPU powering the Ryzen AI 300 series "Strix Point" mobile processor. The iGPU introduces the new RDNA 3.5 graphics architecture, with several architecture-level improvements built around the existing RDNA 3 SIMD,… Go To Full Article

AMD "Granite Ridge" MCM Detailed Some More: CCD Built on N4P, cIOD Carried Over

@ 2024/07/24 read/post comments(0)
AMD "Granite Ridge" is codename for the four new Ryzen 9000 series desktop processors the company plans to launch on July 31, 2024. The processor is built in the Socket AM5 package, and is meant to be backwards compatible with… Go To Full Article

New PS5 update makes it easier to join multiplayer games

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The new PS5 update works by providing you with a link in the app that can be shared with anyone, even if you aren't friends on the Playstation Network. A QR code pops up alongside the link, though Sony warns… Go To Full Article

CrowdStrike blames bug that caused worldwide outage on faulty testing software

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CrowdStrike has blamed faulty testing software for a buggy update that crashed 8.5 million Windows machines around the world, it wrote in an post incident review (PIR). "Due to a bug in the Content Validator, one of the two [updates]… Go To Full Article

SiriusXM Review: A Sports Listeners Dream (With Plenty of Music Too)

@ 2024/07/24 read/post comments(0)
When deciding on a streaming music service, the debate is usually over Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube Music. SiriusXM isnt included in the discussion, but after spending a couple of months with the All Access (app-only) plan, Im convinced that… Go To Full Article

AOC Unveils U27B3CF: The 27-inch 4K USB-C Monitor for Professionals and Creatives

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Display specialist AOC proudly presents the U27B3CF, a 27" (68.6 cm) 4K monitor that combines stunning visuals with easy-to-use USB-C connectivity. Designed for home users, flexible professionals and creatives who demand both quality and functionality, this monitor sets a new… Go To Full Article

LG Launches its First 21:9 34-inch WQHD Curved UltraWide Smart Monitor

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LG Electronics (LG) is launching its latest LG MyView Smart Monitor (model 34SR65QC), a 34-inch display with a unique form factor and a range of features for better productivity and entertainment experiences. This marks the company's first smart monitor featuring… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA DLSS 3 Comes to Marvel Rivals Closed Beta and Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddes

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More than 500 games and applications feature RTX technologies, and each week new games integrating NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex and advanced ray-traced effects are released or announced, delivering the definitive PC experience for GeForce RTX players. Starting today, Marvel Rivals… Go To Full Article

ADATA Introduces SC750 External SSD

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ADATA Technology Co., Ltd., the world's leading memory brand, launches its latest SC750 external solid-state drive (SSD) which supports the USB 3.2 Gen 2 transmission interface with read/write speeds up to 1,050/1,000 MB/s. Adopting the mainstream Type-C connector, the SC750… Go To Full Article

CPU-Z Screenshot of Alleged Intel Core Ultra 9 285K "Arrow Lake" ES Surfaces

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A CPU-Z screenshot of an alleged Intel Core Ultra 9 285K "Arrow Lake-S" desktop processor engineering sample is doing rounds on social media, thanks to wxnod. CPU-Z identifies the chip with an Intel Core Ultra case badge with the deep… Go To Full Article

JEDEC Plans LPDDR6-Based CAMM, DDR5 MRDIMM Specifications

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Following a relative lull in the desktop memory industry in the previous decade, the past few years have seen a flurry of new memory standards and form factors enter development. Joining the traditional DIMM/SO-DIMM form factors, we've seen the introduction… Go To Full Article

Asetek Sim Sports La Prima Direct Drive Wheelbase & Button Box Review

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Description: Last year Sim Sports by Asetek took the racing simulator industry by storm with their rich direct drive lineup and after spending just under 2 months with their La Prima kit It was very easy to understand why.… Go To Full Article

New Samsung phones block sideloading by default

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Technically, Android already blocks sideloading by default at an operating system level. The permission that’s needed to silently install new apps without prompting the user, INSTALL_PACKAGES, can only be granted to preinstalled app stores like the Google Play Store, and… Go To Full Article

Netflix hires former Epic Games exec as new President of Games

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Netflix has landed a notable new leader for its rapidly-expanding gaming endeavors. Variety reported that the streaming company has hired Alain Tascan as its new president of games. Before joining Netflix, Tascan was executive vice president for game development at… Go To Full Article

The Cybertruck is coming to Fortnite and Rocket League because we're being punished

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Video games are supposed to provide us an escape from the grinding and anger produced on an average day. Now one of the real world’s most contentious aggravations has slithered its way into Fortnite AND Rocket League. The Cybertruck, Tesla’s… Go To Full Article

Micron Introduces 9550 NVMe Data Center SSD

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The Micron 9550 SSD delivers best-in-class performance with 14.0 GB/s sequential reads and 10.0 GB/s sequential writes to provide up to 67% better performance over similar competitive SSDs and enables industry-leading performance for demanding workloads such as AI. In addition,… Go To Full Article

INNOCN 32M2V @ TechPowerUp

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The INNOCN 32M2V is a 32-inch gaming monitor equipped with a 4K Quantum Dot IPS panel and a 1,152-zone Mini-LED backlight system. As such, it's fully equipped for an impressive HDR gaming experience. Even more intriguing is its price: it… Go To Full Article

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