Patriot Memory Viper 4 Series DDR4 32GB 3000MHz Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2017-11-19 read/post comments(0)

The Viper 4 Series DDR4 32GB 3000MHz kit from Patriot Memory is not as flashy as other RGB offerings we have tested from other manufacturers, but comes with a good quality aluminum heat spreader for fast heat dissipation, while using the airflow inside the computer case. 32GB of RAM should be enough for most todays’ games and productivity applications, while most systems should be able to run this kit at the stock speeds without issues, thanks to the pre-programmed XMP 2.0 profile. read more

CORSAIR ST100 Premium Headset Stand with 7.1 Surround Sound Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2017-11-15 read/post comments()

CORSAIR has created the ST100 not only for their VOID series of headsets, but works with any other models from different manufacturers. This is possible thanks to the dual USB 3.1 ports which can be used for charging your wireless headset, connecting the dongle, using other peripherals with it such as storage devices, smartphones and more! The analog jack output is possible thanks to the integrated sound card and its software allows 7.1 Surround Headphone mode, but also a customizable 10-band EQ. read more

Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB Special Edition Torque DDR4 Memory Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2017-11-06 read/post comments()

Corsair is still one of the dominant forces in the PC market, however they have widely diversified their product range over the years. From initially being just focused on memory kits they expanded their range to gaming peripherals, cooling solutions and enclosures. At Computex 2017 we even saw some early samples of upcoming "Do It Yourself" water cooling products. However, the showstopper for many of the press was the new DDR4 limited Edition memory flagship, the Dominator Special Edition Torque kits. Quite a mouthful isn't it? Two 32GB versions were introduced, both based on the Samsung B-Die ICs, With one kit being a Dual Channel version sporting two 16GB modules and the second version is a quad channel version. Thus… read more

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma Keyboard V2 Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-11-04 read/post comments(0)

With the BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2, we have conducted several gaming sessions in Secret World Legends, Black Desert Online, Kritika Online, Wolfenstein II The New Colossus and we were very happy about the key response time that is very similar to the CHERRY MX Speed switches. Other benefits of using this keyboard is its compact chassis, that leaves more room on the desktop, but also you will be able to keep the mouse even closer to the frequently used gaming keys. By using an actuation distance of just 1.2mm, you might need some time to adjust while doing regular office work such as writing documents, but after some time you will realize that this keyboard is great for such… read more

CORSAIR Commander PRO Build Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2017-10-29 read/post comments(0)

The CORSAIR Commander PRO controller makes your live easier if you want to connect lots of compatible RGB fans inside the case, LED strips, but also control the LED light show in detail. The device permits monitoring of system temperatures from the included thermistors, but also connect other LINK-compatible hardware to the dual USB 2.0 headers. It measures 133mm x 69mm x 15.5mm so its slim form factor allows installation in most computer cases. read more

Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2017-10-23 read/post comments(0)

The 4TB version of the IronWolf NAS series is able to deliver quite a bit of performance and considering that we are discussing about a 5900RPM model, it is even more impressive. This fact recommends it for both NAS usage but also as an internal drive where we can store backups or work on large projects which would not regularly fit on the SSD. The extra technologies such as AgileArray feature dual-plane balancing for getting an overall consistent performance, but also power management optimizations and higher reliability versus the regular desktop drives. read more
Storage/SSD Crucial BX300 240GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2017-10-14
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Rival 310 Ergonomic Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2017-10-07
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2017-10-01
Memory G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 (F4-3200C16Q-32GTZR) Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2017-09-26
Others/Mice & Keyboards CHERRY B.UNLIMITED 3.0 Keyboard & Mouse Kit Review by stefan @ 2017-09-20

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

GE hub connects its smart lights to Alexa and Google

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When GE introduced its latest C-series smart light bulbs, the focus was on affordability -- as they talked directly to your phone through Bluetooth, you didn't need a bridge device. That kept them out of touch of voice assistants, however,… Go To Full Article

'Rez Infinite' arrives on your phone through Daydream VR

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Rez Infinite is a sublime experience in virtual reality, but there's a catch: that requirement for PlayStation VR or a PC usually means you're tied down. That won't be an issue after today, provided you have the right hardware: Enhance… Go To Full Article

Hulu lawsuit centers on lack of audio options for blind users

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While captions help deaf and limited hearing viewers enjoy video content, a separate audio track describing actions helps blind watchers understand what's going on. But not all content platforms have the latter feature. A group of blind and visually-...… Go To Full Article

'Bait!' brings an ice fishing expedition to Facebook's social VR

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Facebook launched its social VR Spaces beta last April, finally showing us a compelling experience that helped put the social media company's acquisition of Oculus in the first place. Recently, Oculus showed off a little ice fishing game from casual... Go To Full Article

Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion

@ 2017/11/23 read/post comments(0)
The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent names in the space have come to terms. Marvell Technology Group, a manufacturer of storage, networking,… Go To Full Article

North American 'League of Legends' championship finalizes 10-team roster

@ 2017/11/23 read/post comments(0)
Earlier this year, League of Legends studio Riot Games introduced new rules for the game's American pro league. At long last, the North American League Championship Series (NA LCS) will have a permanent roster of ten teams, starting with the… Go To Full Article

DOJ slaps AT&T with antitrust lawsuit over Time Warner purchase

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The US Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T to block the massive communications company from purchasing Time Warner, one of the world's biggest entertainment conglomerates. AT&T released a statement calling the move... Go To Full Article

FanDuel's co-founder leaves to create an eSports company

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FanDuel co-creator Nigel Eccles has been toying with startup ideas ever since his company proposed a merger with DraftKings, and he's taking action now that the merger has fallen apart. Eccles has stepped down from his CEO and chairman positions… Go To Full Article

Toshiba Commercializes SDK’s 9th Gen PMR

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Toshiba recently started to ship its single-platter 1 TB 2.5”/7 mm hard drives in the HDD market for notebooks. The drive is based on Showa Denko K.K.’s (SDK) 9th generation perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) platters that have never been used… Go To Full Article

DJI threatens legal action after researcher reports bug

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In August, DJI announced that it was launching a bug bounty program that would give out rewards to people who could find flaws in its software. The company said it would pay between $100 and $30,000 depending on the flaw.… Go To Full Article

Honda will use targeted Facebook videos to encourage recall repairs

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As the Takata airbag recall -- the largest ever US auto recall -- continues, Honda has been looking for new ways to reach customers who haven't yet brought in their vehicles for repair. And the company's next move, as Reuters… Go To Full Article

LeBron James is making a high school basketball series for YouTube

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YouTube has already lined up a few big names for original shows on its Red subscription service, and now that includes sports superstars. LeBron James is executive producing Best Shot, an eight-episode documentary covering a high school basketball t...… Go To Full Article

PayPal can help you save and invest money with the Acorns app

@ 2017/11/22 read/post comments(0)
PayPal is funding several new digital services lately. You can send cash to your friends via the money service using Facebook Messenger, Skype and even PayPal's own money cards. The company also makes it easy to pool money for gifts… Go To Full Article

Master & Dynamic’s concrete speaker is equal parts sound and spectacle

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If you're a fan of well-designed headphones that have a unique aesthetic, Master & Dynamic should be at the top of your list. The company has been pairing colored leather and metal accents for years now, creating some of the… Go To Full Article

Chrome OS will let you reply to messages from notifications

@ 2017/11/22 read/post comments(0)
You've had the option to reply to message notifications on Android for years, so why can't you do that on your shiny new Chromebook? You can soon. Google has started implementing support for in-line replies to messages from notifications. Much… Go To Full Article

IHOP will deliver your pancakes in select cities

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IHOP 'N GO is the International House of Pancakes' online ordering service that was in a limited test phase earlier this year. Now, the breakfast food chain is rolling out the program nationwide. Starting today, most US restaurants will accept… Go To Full Article

Roomba robotic vacuums now follow IFTTT instructions

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If Roomba vacuums are going to feel like they're truly part of your connected home, they need to do more than dutifully clean your floors on a set schedule. Thankfully, iRobot is helping them do just that. It just added… Go To Full Article

L.A. Noire (Remastered) Review

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Team Bondi's neo-noir detective romp gets a re-release for the current crop of consoles - is it a worthy Christmas stocking filler? Go To Full Article

ROG Strix XG32VQ and XG35VQ fuse fast VA panels with FreeSync

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Asus is expanding its lineup of FreeSync-enabled gaming monitors with the ROG Strix XG32VQ and ROG Strix XG35VQ, a pair of 1800R curved jumbo screens each sporting 1440 rows of pixels and sitting atop a customizable Light Signature projection stand.… Go To Full Article

'Dota 2' and 'League of Legends' players might be smarter than you

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People who play multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBA) like Dota 2 and League of Legends perform better on problem solving and logic tests than those who play shooters Destiny and Battlefield 3, researchers found. "The specific MOBA genre is remarka... Go To Full Article

ROG Strix GL702ZC takes 16 Ryzen threads on the move

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The world of gaming laptops has been dominated by Intel CPUs and Nvidia graphics the last few product cycles, even as AMD's Ryzen 7 processors have proven themselves as worthy in the desktop space. We previously wrote about a laptop… Go To Full Article

Uber orders up to 24,000 Volvo SUVs for its self-driving fleet

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Uber has just taken another big step from a ride-sharing service to a transportation provider. It announced that it will buy up to 24,000 Volvo XC90s, marking the first major vehicle fleet purchase by a ride-hailing service. Uber will take… Go To Full Article

SoundCloud shows how its algorithms influence music streams

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SoundCloud wants the world (and, more importantly, record labels) to know that it can break artists too. And, who can blame it. It must sting when Apple Music declares that it helped Post Malone (who went viral on SoundCloud before… Go To Full Article

Marvell buys Cavium

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Late consolidation Chipmaker Marvell is going to would buy smaller rival Cavium in a deal valued at about $6 billion. Marvell wants to gain scale in a semiconductor industry that is rapidly consolidating and… Go To Full Article

Apple delays HomePod

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We could not invent more than the name and the silly price The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has admitted that it has not invented Amazon’s echo speaker yet. Apparently, the Apple team sat down… Go To Full Article

Rare metals could make hydrogen-powered cars more efficient

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Despite being much faster to fuel up than EVs, hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars have largely failed to make an impact. There are various reasons for that like the crazy expensive infrastructure and hydrogen's explosiveness, but the main one is that… Go To Full Article

Apple allows iPhone X out into the cold for first time

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Just in time for Winter The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has apparently fixed a flaw with in its over-priced iPhone X which caused it to stop working if the temperature dropped below freezing. Apple… Go To Full Article

Intel Announces XMM 8060 5G & XMM 7660 Category 19 LTE Modems

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Intel last week announced that its first commercial 5G modem, the XMM 8060, is now under development and will ship in a couple of years. As part of the announcement, the company reiterated its plans to offer a top-to-bottom XMM… Go To Full Article

Apple’s Siri will be always on

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Is that a good thing or not? Rumours are circulating that the next generation of the iMac Pro will use Apple’s A10 Fusion processor and will come with its voice assistant Siri always on and ready to… Go To Full Article

'Valkyria Chronicles' sequel will go back to its strategy roots

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Sega is finally making a proper sequel to Valkyria Chronicles. The original, which came out in 2008, was a refreshing blend of top-down strategy and third-person warfare. You led rookie officer Welkin Gunther and his makeshift squad through a fantasy... Go To Full Article

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