Lexar JumpDrive S45 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2016-10-27 read/post comments()

With a wide selection of capacities and a diminutive size, the JumpDrive S45 is recommended for the frequent traveler in order to supply additional storage to his/her laptop/convertible or simply moving data around to other devices with ease. The additional security layer is appreciated and allows the user to unlock the files from the vault by simply specifying the necessary password. The utility also checks from time to time if it is updated to the latest revision and no annoying banners are involved, even if we are talking about the “Lite” version. read more

Cooler Master Masterpulse Pro USB Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-10-25 read/post comments()

Since the product can also operate without extra software, we could use the MasterPulse Pro headset right away, while the remote functions are easy to work with. Cooler Master advertises Bass FX with this model and this function can be simply enabled by removing the plastic side panels; the change in bass strength is quite subtle and in order to feel a clear difference we would recommend to remove the panels while listening to the specific audio content (while wearing the headset). Right after the removal of the panels, the bass will feel a little deeper than before, but not over-the-top as we have seen with other gaming headsets, as the Razer Tiamat 2.2. read more

CHERRY Stream 3.0 Low-Profile Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2016-10-22 read/post comments()

Stream 3.0 keyboard from CHERRY does come with an effective low-excursion SX switch design, which allows very fast typing, while keeping the noise levels to a minimum. It does come with a full numeric pad, recommending it for office use (Excel or different other calculation programs) and the included six multimedia keys can be accessed without installing extra software. In order to keep the production costs low, we are not getting custom LED illumination or and USB hub for connecting other low-powered devices. read more

Corsair M65 Pro RGB Mouse and MM800 RGB Polaris Mouse Pad Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2016-10-19 read/post comments()

We have tested M65 Pro on both the MM800 and our trusty ModMyMachine aluminum pad along with the Ghost in Shell, Mafia III, Shadow Warrior, Duke 3D 20th Anniversary World Tour and CS: GO titles: thanks to the rubberized coating and ergonomic side panels, the mouse felt very comfortable, even after two hours of continuous usage. The updated sensor works well on many surfaces, while the MM800 pad and its low friction micro-textured surface allowed us to have more precise movements during office work, but also photo and video editing. The re-positioned buttons on the left panel of the M65 Pro are more accessible now to the thumb, while the DPI values up to 12K should satisfy even gamers which… read more

Noreve Samsung Galaxy S6 Leather Cover (Tradition E - 21172TE) Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2016-10-12 read/post comments()

This second case from Noreve we took a look at is being offered with the same high quality we have been expecting from them and was meant especially for people who want to get faster access to the touch screen interface, where with the Tradition – 21172T model there was a delay in access because of the top cover. The product is offered in eight finishing types, each with its own colors and may require some extra days of manual labor, depending on the complexity. read more

MadShrimps OC Win HWBOT's TeamCUP 2016

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2016-10-11 read/post comments()

Team MadShrimps OC team has won for the 2nd time the prestigious HWBOT Team CUP. Battling it out with over 100 other teams, the Belgian founded overclocking team managed to snatch the top spot, not by a small margin, but with a huge lead thanks to some great scores over the different stages. Now this sounds all fun and easy! Fun it is, as pushing hardware to the limits is a blast. Easy, well nope! This takes a lot of preparation, pretesting and as always once under cold things don't run as smooth as planned. read more
Others/Miscelleneous Mafia III Game Review by stefan @ 2016-10-10
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2016-10-07
Others/Mice & Keyboards CHERRY MW 2310 Wireless Mouse Review by stefan @ 2016-10-03
Videocards/VGA Reviews KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 OC 6GB Video Card Review by stefan @ 2016-10-03
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Intel Capital doubles down on its Diversity Fund investment

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Intel has been an industry leader when it comes to diversity initiatives – both internally and through its investment arm. Last year, Intel Capital announced a $125 million Diversity Fund aimed at boosting women- and minority-led startups. This... Go To Full Article

6 Things You Need To Know About the New Apple MacBook Pro

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Apple does not disappoint with its all new revamped and enhanced MacBook Pro. If you are not already sold on its super sleek aesthetics and processor upgrades, then maybe its new key features might. Here is a summary of the… Go To Full Article

Catch the first glimpse of Faraday Future's production EV

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Faraday Future has yet to unveil its competitor to Tesla's line of commercial electric vehicles, but it seems we're getting closer. A video posted today teases the company's production vehicle as it sails down the desert turns at Willow Springs.… Go To Full Article

Search for classic GIFs in the Internet Archive's new collection

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To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Internet Archive has created a special treat for its visitors: an utterly enormous number of GIFs culled from the original social network, GeoCities. Fittingly, the new collection is dubbed the Geocities Animate... Go To Full Article

Sony Extra Bass XB70BT(S$149) Wireless Earphone Review

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Looking for a wireless alternative to your current earphone for your new iPhone 7, consider the Sony Extra Bass XB70BT. Armed with a flexible neckband and a powerful bass, these bluetooth earphones seek to impress. At a price point of… Go To Full Article

PlayStation Vue is on Android TV now, Mac and PC later

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Sony keeps getting more serious about its cord-cutter service, PlayStation Vue. After announcing support for Android mobile devices in June, the company has revealed that its streaming app is now available on Android TV. If you have a set-top box… Go To Full Article

The new 15" MacBook Pro can push four 4K monitors at once

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Thanks to that discrete Radeon graphics chip in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro, users can run nearly 43 million pixels worth of lag-free screen real estate from their laptop. Tucked into the tech specs for the new notebook is the… Go To Full Article

LG's latest 5K screen is Apple's new flagship display

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If you're eyeballing Apple's new MacBook Pro line, but you need even more screen real estate than 15 inches of Retina display -- LG has already got you covered. Taking the place of Apple's own, discontinued Thunderbolt Display, the LG… Go To Full Article

The Nintendo Switch reportedly has a multitouch screen

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We have plenty of questions about the Nintendo Switch, but one of the most pressing is: Does it have a touchscreen? During the three-minute teaser, no-one ever swipes, taps or prods the main unit, leading to speculation about its capabilities.… Go To Full Article

Watch Apple's MacBook Pro event in 9 minutes

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In contrast to Microsoft's everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach to announcements just a day earlier, Apple's "Hello Again" event was a more focused affair. However, there was still a lot to take in. How does the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar work...… Go To Full Article

'SpyParty' finally looks like a real video game

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Yes, after nearly 10 years, SpyParty is still in development. It's an underground kind of independent, competitive game where one player is a spy attempting to complete discreet tasks at a fancy party, and another player is positioned outside, observ... Go To Full Article

Synology RackStation RS816 4-Bay NAS @ techPowerUp

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The RackStation RS816 is a rackmount NAS for small business environments in need of a capable and highly energy efficient file server. It features four drive slots packed into a 19" rack 1U height enclosure. This Synology NAS is powered… Go To Full Article

Twitter's identity crisis killed Vine

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Today, Twitter announced that it's effectively killing Vine, its short-form video service. Though you can still download and watch already-posted Vines, you won't be able to upload new six-second clips from now on. It's a shame, but in a way,… Go To Full Article

LG Introduces New UltraFine 4K and 5K Monitors

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Today LG and Apple made a joint product announcement of sorts. Apple announced their new MacBook Pro, which uses four Thunderbolt 3 ports for IO. During the launch event, Apple also noted that LG would be launching a new pair… Go To Full Article

Does the iPad Air have a future at Apple?

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During its Fall 2016 event in Cupertino on Thursday, Apple debuted its newest MacBook Pro as well as an overhaul of Final Cut Pro X and an all-in-one video entertainment app simply titled, TV. But surprisingly, there was not a… Go To Full Article

Yahoo's latest transparency report reads like tonedeaf fluff

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Following all the trouble it has had lately, Yahoo has released its annual transparency report. Globally, the firm had 20,511 data requests, with almost half of them coming from the United States government (9,408). This doesn't tell the entire story... Go To Full Article

Radeon Pro specs hint at a full-fat Polaris 11 GPU in MacBook Pros

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Apple's latest MacBook Pros house a new line of Radeon Pro graphics processors: the Radeon Pro 450, the Radeon Pro 455, and the Radeon Pro 460. AMD has given us some more info on those graphics processors in the wake… Go To Full Article

Alphabet's experiments still lose money, but it's getting better

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Alphabet, semi-new parent company to the Google we all know and love / tolerate, continues to rake in money hand over fist. The company just released its financial statements for Q3 of 2016, and both revenue and overall profit continues… Go To Full Article

Google's Assistant just got even smarter thanks to IFTTT

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Between a chat app, two new smartphones and a new in-home avatar, Google's new Assistant is really getting around. While that slow march toward ubiquity continues, it keeps getting smarter, too -- Android Police points out you can now hook… Go To Full Article

Apple's new MacBook Pro is slim, trim and has a stunning screen

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We knew it was coming, and now it's here. Apple's newest MacBook Pro. It's thinner, it's lighter and it comes with a better screen than the Pros of yesteryear. But, given how much of the presentation was dedicated to it,… Go To Full Article

The 15-inch MacBook Pro vs. the competition: More than touch

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The larger MacBook Pros have always been about getting serious work done, and now you might be able to do even more thanks to the new Touch Bar. But there are plenty of other 15-inch machines to choose from --… Go To Full Article

You'll need a new cable to connect the MacBook Pro and iPhone 7

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Today, Apple unveiled brand new MacBook Pros with a dynamic Touch Bar and a quick (albeit forced) migration to USB-3 (AKA Thunderbolt). Of course it's Apple's prerogative to continue to push its customers towards better standards. It did it with… Go To Full Article

The 13-inch MacBook Pro vs. the competition

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It's been a while since we've seen a revamp of the MacBook Pro, and this year's models are definitely a big change thanks to the new OLED touch bar. Meanwhile, rival companies have been busy releasing machines that are increasingly… Go To Full Article

UK pricing for Apple's new MacBook Pros

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So, Apple's "Hello Again" event is over, and it turned out to be a little lighter than first thought. The company announced a new all-in-one guide for Apple TV, as well as Minecraft hitting the little box before the end… Go To Full Article

The FCC's new privacy rules shield personal data from your ISP

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A new set of privacy rules approved by the FCC today will require broadband providers to ask for your permission before collecting data about your browsing habits, app usage and location or financial information. The rules reverse the current status... Go To Full Article

The writing is on the wall for MacBook Air

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Apple hasn't updated the MacBook Air since 2015 and it's not going to any time soon. Instead, the company today phased out the $900, 11-inch MacBook Air. Only the $1,000, 13-inch MacBook Air remains available on Apple's store, and the… Go To Full Article

Turkey shuts off internet service in 11 Kurdish cities

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The Turkish government has cut off mobile and landline internet access to 11 cities in the country's southeast, a region that is predominantly Kurdish, Turkey Blocks reports. Kurds are the largest ethnic minority in Turkey, composing roughly 20 perce...… Go To Full Article

The new MacBook Pro goes all-in on Thunderbolt and USB-C

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The rumors are sadly true: Apple is ditching standard USB ports on the new MacBook Pro. Instead, the next version of the laptop will feature a quartet of Thunderbolt 3 ports -- that are the same shape as USB C.… Go To Full Article

Moto M tipped to arrive in December with a 5100mAh battery

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According to a new leak, the upcoming Moto M mid-range smartphone will be released in the month of December this year. While numerous alleged live images and renders of the handset have surfaced over the past several weeks, this is… Go To Full Article

SilentiumPC Grandis 2 XE1436 CPU cooler @ HardwareOverclock.com

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HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the SilentiumPC Grandis 2 XE1436 CPU cooler. The Grandis 2 XE1436 is the pinnacle of SilentiumPC CPU cooler lineup. This dual-radiator monster offers stellar cooling potential… Go To Full Article

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