Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2018-05-20 read/post comments(0)

After wearing the Outlier Black for a while, we were impressed how light it does feel and comfortable, given its choice of materials (mostly plastic). The custom-tuned 40mm Neodymium magnet drivers do sound really nice while playing music of different kinds and did not distort even at medium to high volume levels. The headset does use a SBC audio codec in Bluetooth mode; when you do choose to playback audio content only, you won’t have any quality issues, but as soon as we did enable the headset to take phone calls, the quality has dropped. We would recommend using the Creative Outlier Black with the AUX-in cable for phone calls, because you won’t have any quality drops this way. read more

Silicon Power Armor A75 2TB USB 3.1 HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2018-05-15 read/post comments(0)

The new Armor A75 USB 3.1 external HDD does come with a professional looking chassis, which is also very light thanks to the aluminum build, impact resistant up to 1.22m and can operate between 5 and 55 degrees Celsius. It does also come with an USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C interface and the 2TB capacity should fit most user needs for backup purposes. read more

ROCCAT Kone AIMO Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-05-09 read/post comments(0)

As the original Kone, AIMO was designed for people with larger hands, while its comfortable shape does really help during longer gaming sessions. With the revised LED lighting setup, Kone AIMO looks more interesting than before, and thanks to the 4D silent titan scroll wheel, the lateral buttons and the EasyShift[+] function, we can assign plenty of macros to it. read more

Creative Metallix Plus Portable Water-resistant Bluetooth Speaker Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2018-05-06 read/post comments(0)

After fully-charging the speaker (a full charge takes about five-six hours), we did pair it to our Huawei P10 Plus smartphone and started listening to tracks on TuneIn Radio but also SoundCloud; right away, we were not only impressed by the overall volume of such a small speaker, but also its ability to handle bass! Creative has quite a bit of experience in this area and the custom-tuned drivers along with the passive radiator seem to do wonders. Judging by the Metallix Plus performance, it is ideal to bring it with yourself at small, private parties but can also handle the outside environment since it was built with IPX5 splash proof capabilities. read more

SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC Hi-Res Gaming Audio System Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2018-05-04 read/post comments(0)

After finishing up with the hardware setup, we have started using the system in the regular PC mode; The Forest game is quite atmospheric and the Arctis Pro can assist with its optimized drivers in order to deliver an interesting experience. Next, we did try Mad Max and the large 40mm drivers were able to deliver good lows so the engine sounds and gunshots were represented well, which were a pleasure to listen at higher volumes.   After switching the GameDAC to the Hi-Res Mode, we have done some research and found out that there is not a lot of 24/96 audio material out there. You would be in luck if you do own a Tidal subscription or you can… read more

CHERRY MW 4500 Ergonomic Wireless Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-04-29 read/post comments(0)

Since the MW 4500 does come with a rather unusual shape, the user needs a bit of time to get used to it, when coming from a regular office mouse. The wireless feature is an added bonus, while the dongle is really small in order to be used with both laptops and desktops, without obstructing devices connected to nearby ports. For some extra flexibility, we do have three DPI steps to choose from: 600 / 900 / 1200 but considering the maximum DPI value we would not recommend it as a gaming product. read more
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Videocards/VGA Reviews ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB Video Card Preview by stefan @ 2018-04-13
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Donald Glover fans made /r/thedonald great again

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
The subreddit /r/thedonald (not to be confused with /r/the_donald) was a venue for fervent Donald Trump supporters to express their affection for America's president. That is, until Donald Glover's "This Is America" (performed as Childish Gambino) to... Go To Full Article

Razer says Core X marks the spot for ultrabook graphics power

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
Razer's latest Blade laptop packs considerable gaming grunt into a svelte chassis, but sometimes gamers are willing to temporarily trade away an ultrabook's mobility in exchange for more pixel-pushing power. The Core X is the company's third take on the… Go To Full Article

'H1Z1: Battle Royale' arrives fashionably late on PS4

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
The battle royale genre is certainly all the rage right now, but before Fortnite: Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Daybreak's H1Z1 was challenging players with its zombie survival sandbox. It's been a bumpy ride, however, after three... Go To Full Article

Belkin's 3.5mm to Lightning cable delivers retro connectivity

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
Apple doing away with the iPhone's headphone jack was supposed to make life a bit more streamlined, and while in many cases it has, it still presented something of a headache for those who wanted to use their device to… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm 5G NR Solution for Small Cells out

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
FSM100xx industry’s first Qualcomm has announced the industry’s first 5G NR solution targeted for small cells and remote radio head deployments (FSM100xx). The FSM100xx 10nm 5G Solution supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave Spectrum Bands… Go To Full Article

Amazon is selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
If you're nervous about the privacy implications of Amazon's camera technology, there might be a good reason for it. The ACLU and a coalition of civil rights groups are calling on Amazon chief Jeff Bezos to stop offering Rekognition facial… Go To Full Article

Westworld-like 'Mesmer' robot comes alive in a UK factory

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
We all love Westworld, but its main premise -- that we'll be able to build robots identical to human in the near future -- still seems impossibly far-fetched. That said, a company called Engineered Arts is definitely exploring the edges… Go To Full Article

Instagram’s ‘mute’ feature hides annoying accounts

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
We've probably all been there: After a dating situation goes sour, you don't want to see your former flame's posts in your Instagram feed, but haven't quite ripped the Band-Aid off yet and unfollowed or blocked them. After all, there's… Go To Full Article

NZXT H500i @ TechPowerUp

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
The NZXT H500 and H500i present a smaller version of the H700 chassis but employ the same steel construction. On top of that, the "i" variant features a built-in NZXT CAM module. With their retail grade fans, well executed features… Go To Full Article

Wonders of Wildlife

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
Springfield, Missouri — This story begins in a liquor store. That's where, in 1971, Johnny Morris first launched his Bass Pro Shops fishing and hunting empire, selling lures, bait and tackle amid the bottles of Jim Beam and Jack Daniel's… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm and Facebook team for 60GHz 802.11 ay WiFi

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
802.11 ay mmWave, 10 Gbps+ speeds It is not every day you hear that Facebook and Qualcomm go out out in public announcing a plan to work together to deliver high speed internet connectivity with Facebook Terragraph… Go To Full Article

Alcatel 3V sells in US for $150

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
18:9, dual cameras and biometric Alcatel, one of the brands of TCL Communication, launched a rather unique phone with a really attractive price point. The Alcatel 3V has the 18:9 (2:1) near bezel-less design, a custom six… Go To Full Article

Tesla's promised $35,000 Model 3 is still a long way off

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
When Tesla first unveiled the Model 3, it pitched it as an EV for the masses that would have a reasonable $35,000 price. Ten months after the first deliveries, however, the cheapest version costs $49,000, and Tesla just announced a… Go To Full Article

Mark Zuckerberg will apologize to EU for not taking 'broad enough view'

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
You won't have to wonder much about what Mark Zuckerberg will say when he meets with the European Parliament later on May 22nd. Business Insider has obtained the Facebook chief's introductory speech, and contrition is clearly the order of the… Go To Full Article

’Days Gone’ will need a stellar story to save its stale gameplay

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
Me, I love beating the un-living daylights out of zombies. Whether it's the ecchi cartoonishness of Lollipop Chainsaw, the clever weapons crafting of Dead Rising, or the heart-pounding intensity of Left 4 Dead, if it's an unholy abomination risen fro...… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA's budget GTX 1050 3GB is for gamers, not crypto-miners

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
Despite the looming arrival of its next-gen graphics cards, NVIDIA quietly unveiled a new budget model, the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB. It's positioned between the regular 2GB GTX 1050 and the 4GB 1050 Ti, with a faster base clock but… Go To Full Article

OnePlus 6 available in US and Europe

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
Shipping in seven days One of the hottest phones out of China that won the hearts of many European and USA consumers, OnePlus 6, just started shipping. Depending on the country you are ordering… Go To Full Article

HTC Unveils Its Newest Flagship, the HTC U12+

@ 2018/05/23 read/post comments(0)
‘Live on the Edge’ with the HTC U12+ featuring Edge Sense 2 for unparalleled one-handed use on a big 6” phone, plus the highest-rated dual camera, USonic personalized audio, and stunning Liquid Surface design

Xiaomi Mi8 to launch May 31

@ 2018/05/22 read/post comments(0)
2,799 Yuan, €370 or $440 It looks like the Xiaomi MI7 might end up being called Mi8 - after all. China based companies sometimes don’t care about consistency as Huawei went from P9 to P20 as it… Go To Full Article

HTC leaks the flagship U12 Plus on its own website

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Although HTC's U12 Plus will be officially unveiled tomorrow, the company has accidentally jumped the gun by revealing a bunch of expected features on one of its own websites. On a Chinese test domain visible to the public -- which… Go To Full Article

RED is building an 8K 3D camera for its holographic phone

@ 2018/05/22 read/post comments(0)
RED is partnering with a company called Lucid on an 8K, 3D prosumer camera that will work with its incoming Hydrogen One smartphone, Lucid announced. The device -- shown above in prototype form at RED's Hydrogen One party -- has… Go To Full Article

ZTE about to get a reprieve

@ 2018/05/22 read/post comments(0)
Washington and China about to throw a lifeline Washington and Beijing are nearing a deal that would remove an existing US order banning American companies from supplying Chinese firm ZTE . The word on… Go To Full Article

Sony giving up on consumer gadgets

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Fed up with working for peanuts Kenichiro Yoshida, who took over as chief executive officer in April, has had enough of working for peanuts in the consumer gadgets market and has announced a glorious three-year plan… Go To Full Article

Google sued for tracking Apple fanboys

@ 2018/05/22 read/post comments(0)
It cared what they did, apparently. Google is being sued in the UK high court for as much as $4.3 billion for the alleged "clandestine tracking and collation" of personal information from 4.4 million iPhone users.… Go To Full Article

ASRock Radeon RX 580 Phantom Gaming X 8 GB @ TechPowerUp

@ 2018/05/22 read/post comments(0)
ASRock is the first new player in the GPU market for a long time. We review their AMD-based RX 580 Phantom Gaming X, which is an overclocked custom-design variant. ASRock has optimized their card for low-cost, which matters a lot… Go To Full Article

Razer Launches The Razer Blade 15.6

@ 2018/05/22 read/post comments(0)
Today Razer is taking the wraps off a new model in their lineup. The Razer Blade 15.6 slots in between the Razer Blade 14 and the Razer Blade Pro, and boasts some features we’ve not seen in the rest of… Go To Full Article

Razer unveils a cheaper external GPU case, the $299 'Core X'

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Razer's latest stab at an external GPU case, the $299 Core X, is its most interesting one yet. Like the company's earlier models, it's a way for you to bring the power of a desktop video card to ultraportable laptops.… Go To Full Article

Razer’s revamped Blade gaming laptop is an upgrade in every way

@ 2018/05/22 read/post comments(0)
The Razer Blade is back, and it has pretty much all of the features you'd expect from a gaming notebook in 2018. Notably, the company has refined the laptop's design significantly. Gone are the bulky bezels around the last Blade's… Go To Full Article

Oculus brings Boggle to VR because... why not?

@ 2018/05/22 read/post comments(0)
Hasbro isn't wasting much time bringing its board games to Oculus Rooms. As promised, you can now play Boggle in Facebook's social VR space, letting you play the classic word-finding game with up to four pals using Oculus Go or… Go To Full Article

Trump's iPhone use reportedly ignores 'inconvenient' security advice

@ 2018/05/22 read/post comments(0)
Tonight Politico reports that the President is using mobile devices in ways that could increase his risk of being hacked. According to "senior administration officials" Donald Trump relies on at least two iPhones -- one to make phone calls and… Go To Full Article

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