InFocus M560 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2016-05-03 read/post comments()

By featuring the low-powered MT6753 octa-core mainstream SoC, InFocus M560 can deliver enough performance for most applications, while maintaining a very good battery life. Unlike other smartphones in the same segment, the M560 model is equipped with a high-quality FHD screen, a gorgeous unibody back chassis, one 13MP camera which is able to take good photos and the 2GB of RAM gives it the ability of running more applications at once. Manufactured and designed by Foxconn, we also get a very good build quality and thanks to the dual trays we can have installed two nanoSIMs and a microSDHC card for extended storage at the same time. read more

SteelSeries Siberia 350 Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-05-02 read/post comments()

The Siberia 350 headset is very easy to set up and work with thanks to the Engine 3 utility, while the volume controller is placed on the wire. If we look at both Siberia 650 (Elite Prism) and 350, we can see that the latter is a “lite” edition of the more expensive model, which does feature a less thick padding system, no analog interface and also less options we can configure throughout the software. However, the most important settings like the adjustable headband, DTS headphone, retractable unidirectional microphone, RGB illumination are available so we can enjoy the product with the same quality but at a much lower price. read more

G.SKILL TridentZ 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 (F4-3200C15D-32GTZ) Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2016-04-28 read/post comments()

The 32GB dual-channel Trident Z kit from G.SKILL is carefully binned to work at the rated 3200MHz and comes with a XMP 2.0 profile, which should be compatible with the latest high-end motherboards. While the Supermicro C7Z170-OCE board did not have any issues recognizing the profile (with a small voltage glitch which was setting the voltage at 1.45V instead of the rated 1.35V and needed to be set manually) and successfully booted the system, our previously tested BIOSTAR boards could not handle the 3200MHz profile, not matter the settings we have tried, so before purchasing such a high-speed kit, make sure your CPU/mobo combo can really handle it. read more

Edifier M1370BT 2.1 Bluetooth Speaker System Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2016-04-25 read/post comments()

Right after taking a look at the overall product dimensions and specifications, we lowered our expectations for the audition stage; after checking out some YouTube music videos though, the system did surprise us with the overall quality at decent volume levels, which would make it a very good replacement for TV sets which do have sub-par integrated speaker systems. read more

Ashes of the Singularity Performance Video Card Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2016-04-22 read/post comments()

Ashes of the Singularity demands quite a bit of hardware resources as we have seen from both DirectX11 and DirectX12 benchmarks. For a better picture of the situation, feel free to check out the article and test results! read more

Creative Sound BlasterX G5 7.1 HD Audio Portable Sound Card Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-04-20 read/post comments()

In order to check out the card performances, we have used the Rightmark Audio Analyzer utility (with all effects disabled, in order to get accurate results) which tells an interesting story! The included Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC along with the Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier are a very good combination since this new model passes over the Omni 5.1 with flying colors and we can say that it positions itself safely near the internal variants: Titanium HD and Sound Blaster ZxR. This is quite a great deal considering that it is not taking any more extra space inside our computer (some ITX builds do not allow installation of a dedicated sound card) and can be also switched back and forth… read more
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[M] InFocus M560 Smartphone Review

@ 2016/05/03 read/post comments(0)
By featuring the low-powered MT6753 octa-core mainstream SoC, InFocus M560 can deliver enough performance for most applications, while maintaining a very good battery life. Unlike other smartphones in the same segment, the M560 model is equipped with a high-quality FHD… Go To Full Article

Better Buy: Older flagship smartphones are better than current budget offerings

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If you're in the market for a new phone and don't have a ton of money to spend, most companies would want you to look at their collection of mid-range and entry-level handsets. But that's not always the smartest move… Go To Full Article

Jet-powered hoverboard shatters world record

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When footage of a flying hoverboard first emerged last month, many thought it was fake, because the relatively tiny device appears to be breaking the laws of physics. But the "Flyboard Air" from inventor Franky Zapata is real, spectacular and… Go To Full Article

WhatsApp might get desktop apps for Windows and OS X

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You can see these screenshots. #WhatsApp #Mac #Windows #NativeClient #iOS #Android #WP #Blackberry #Symbian #Nokia — WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 29, 2016 WhatsApp has seen immense success being a mobile-only messaging app, but to make things convenient for users the… Go To Full Article

UMi Super rumored to offer Snapdragon 820 & 6GB of RAM for under $300

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Chinese smartphone maker UMi is reportedly going to launch a new smartphone dubbed the “Super” with 6GB of RAM at a ridiculously low price. Apart from 6GB of RAM, another key highlight of the UMi Super will be the Snapdragon… Go To Full Article

Galaxy Note 6 reportedly being tested with IR autofocus feature

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The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are the industry’s first smartphones to feature Dual Pixel technology, which allows the phones to use the camera’s entire megapixel count for focusing on their subject. It’s a feature that works better than… Go To Full Article

Two black holes are defying the limits of science

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Even astrophysicists are occasionally surprised at what they find in the cosmos. University of Cambridge researchers have discovered that two black holes are consuming their companion stars at rates much faster than currently established limits woul... Go To Full Article

Terrence Malick's universe documentary reaches IMAX October 7th

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Director Terrence Malick's movies frequently cover grand concepts (just ask anyone who saw The Tree of Life), but his latest might just top them all. After a long development process, his all-encompassing documentary Voyage of Time will reach IMAX th... Go To Full Article

'Street Fighter V' offline updates will go beyond a story mode

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If you're hoping that Capcom will do more to boost Street Fighter V's solo play than add a full story mode, you're in for a treat. The studio's Yoshinori Ono tells Game Informer (only in the magazine so far) that… Go To Full Article

Graphene e-paper is brighter and bendier

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Who said that e-paper was old stuff? Certainly not China -- the country's Guangzhou OED Technologies has created what it says is the world's first graphene-based e-paper. The extremely strong yet light material promises very thin screens that are b... Go To Full Article

Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K Specifications Leaked

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Here is what to expect for 14nm's last hurrah. I imagine we will be seeing these in upcoming devices like the Surface 5. The flagship Intel desktop processor will be the Core i7-7700K processor. Intel will stick with the quad… Go To Full Article

SpaceX: our Falcon rockets are more powerful than we thought

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If you thought SpaceX was already making a fuss over the capabilities of both its existing Falcon 9 rocket and the upcoming Falcon Heavy, you haven't seen anything yet. The company has posted updated specs showing that both vehicles are… Go To Full Article

Phone call study concludes we can only have five best friends

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The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants can only have one more BFF, according to a study by a group of British researchers. They include anthropologist Robin Dunbar, who pinpointed a correlation between a primates' brain sizes and the sizes of their… Go To Full Article

AMD Polaris 10 and 11 OpenGL benchmarks scores listed on GFXBench

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OpenGL benchmark scores of AMD’s upcoming Polaris 11 and 10 GPUs have been listed online on the GFXBench database. Unfortunately, it isn’t clear if these scores are for the mobile or desktop parts. Nor can we gauge performance of the… Go To Full Article

Judge orders woman to unlock iPhone with her fingerprint

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It's still not perfectly clear whether or not law enforcement can force you to unlock your phone with your fingerprint, but an LA court isn't waiting to find out: for the first time in a federal case, a judge has… Go To Full Article

AMD Radeon R9 M480 will reportedly be based on Polaris 11

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If a new report from Videocardz is to be believed, the upcoming Radeon R9 M480 mobile card will be based on the company’s next-gen Polaris architecture. Unlike the other Radeon M400 series cards, the R9 M480 and R9 M490 will… Go To Full Article

Acer updates its V17 Nitro Black notebook

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Acer has updated its Nitro Black notebook with a few minor changes. The Aver V17 Nitro Black Edition notebook comes with a 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS display and runs on the 6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core… Go To Full Article

SilverStone launches the Primera PM01 ATX case

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SilverStone’s new Primera Series PM01 ATX case is soon going to go on sale in Europe. The case offers eye-catching styling with a piano-like finish, oversized intake mesh panel inspired by sports car intake grill, and LED illumination with LED… Go To Full Article

Windows 10's PC Market Share Rose In April 2016, Windows 7 Drops Below 50%

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New data suggests that Windows 10 was used by 14.35% of all PCs worldwide in April 2016, while the share held by Windows 7 dropped below the 50% mark. The newly posted market share numbers showed that while Windows 7… Go To Full Article

Moto X (2nd Gen) 32GB version now available for $199.99

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The second-generation Moto X has received a significant price drop, making it a lot more affordable. Even though the Moto X (2nd Gen) is not a new device anymore, it still does pack very capable hardware and for its new… Go To Full Article

LG K series smartphone with Snapdragon 430 SoC gets benchmarked

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An upcoming LG K series smartphone has been leaked online, courtesy of Geekbench. Two variants of the smartphone have been caught on Geekbench – K530 and K535. Both smartphones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, which is an… Go To Full Article

Huawei G9 to be announced on May 4th

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Huawei has announced that it will debut a new smartphone next week, dubbed the G9. The Huawei G9 is reportedly going to be similar to the P9 in many areas but is going to be launched at a more affordable… Go To Full Article

Scientists find a tailless comet from Earth's early days

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It's well-established that the many asteroids and comets in the Solar System are the result of its violent early history, but finding an untouched example from the inner system is difficult. However, an astronomy team has discovered just that --… Go To Full Article

Meizu MX6 now rumored to go official in the second half of 2016

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According to a Weibo post from @KJuma, Meizu has delayed the launch of its MX6 smartphone. The smartphone was earlier expected to be made official this month, but it now appears that the smartphone will only show up in the… Go To Full Article

Phanteks EVOLV ATX Tempered Glass Edition case now available

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Phanteks has announced the new Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition case with full tempered glass panels and Phanteks RGB LED lighting controls. The case is designed based on the company’s EVOLV line and combines sandblasted aluminum with tempered glass… Go To Full Article

PNY GeForce GTX 960 & 950 XLR8 OC Gaming graphics cards unveiled

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PNY has announced two new graphics cards under its XLR8 OC Gaming range, the revamped GeForce GTX 960 XLR8 OC Gaming and the GeForce GTX 950 XLR8 OC Gaming. Both cards come with a double fan cooling system that features… Go To Full Article

'Call of Duty' teaser hints at a bleak sci-fi world

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The Call of Duty series has been embracing dark sci-fi settings in recent games, and that trend doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. Activision has posted a teaser for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that gives you… Go To Full Article

Uber settlement protects travel with your guide dog

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Uber has made some effort to accommodate passengers with special needs, but it certainly hasn't been perfect: in 2014, the National Federation of the Blind's California branch sued Uber for denying rides to poor-sighted passengers with guide dogs and...… Go To Full Article

Tech doesn't work with children and animals

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It's a tale as old as time: Kids and animals don't mix with tech. Whether it's little Billy turning your new flatscreen on and off until it burns out or Rover chewing through another pair of fancy headphones, you'd think… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Is Storing Data In 10 Million Strands of DNA

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First I have to worry about corruption, and now I have to worry about mutation. Microsoft has partnered with the San Francisco-based biotech startup Twist to investigate DNA data storage. It's purchased the rights to ten million strings of DNA… Go To Full Article

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