AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-12-16 read/post comments(0)

The R7 240 AMD-Branded SSD succeeds to perform really well and positions itself along with the latest Vertex 460 and Vector 150 drives from OCZ; the product succeeds to render very good write speeds and it comes in 7mm format, which makes it compatible with the latest ultrabooks. AMD has extended the warranty to 4 years and for added value we are also getting the Acronis proven drive cloning software for easy migration. read more

E-CEROS Revolution 2 Tablet Review

Mobile/Tablets by stefan @ 2014-12-11 read/post comments(0)

The tablet from the E-CEROS Chinese OEM has really impressed us in terms of performance; Revolution 2 is the successor of the original Revolution tablet which was launched last year and packs a gorgeous IPS 2048x1536 9.7’’ display and in some way it has some resemblances with the Apple products. read more

Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2014-12-10 read/post comments(0)

Do not be deceived by the mousy look of the retro Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth retro alarm clock; thanks to the dual drivers, it is able to produce decent quality sound without distortions and at pretty high volumes. The bass is a little on the low side which is perfectly understandable but considering the overall size of the device, we cannot consider this as a negative point. read more

Fractal Kelvin T12 AIO Watercooling Kit Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2014-12-05 read/post comments(0)

Fractal already revealed its upcoming Kelvin water cooling series at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover; at Computex we saw the same prototypes again. Back than the launch date was foreseen for mid-summer. Now on the 9th of December 2014 it is D-day for the new breed of All In One water cooling setups. Fractal proudly announces three AIO models today: the 120mm radiator T12 Kelvin, the S24 being the 240 radiator version and the flagship S36 will be the triple fan version. Today we have a look at the smallest version, the Kelvin T12; this might be together with the S24 the most enclosure compatible version as not all PC cases support a big 360 radiator. It must be said the… read more

ECS Z97I-DRONE Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by stefan @ 2014-12-03 read/post comments(0)

ECS does not disappoint with the release of the cheap ECS Z97I-Drone which allows installation of a powerful Haswell processor which can be paired with RAM up to 16GB and eventually a potent VGA card inside the provided PCI Express x16 slot; be warned however that using a beefy CPU cooler will likely cover the PCI-Express slot completely so we would recommend either sticking with the stock Intel cooler or adopting an all-in-one water cooling solution, which is so accessible these days. read more

ASUS OPEN OVERCLOCKING CUP 2014

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-30 read/post comments(0)

The ASUS Open Overclocking CUP, in short AOOC 2014, is the event to host the clash between Europe's fastest overclockers. After going through three online qualifying stages 16 overclockers received their ticket to participate in the grand final. Event location is the immaculate Moscow Cyber Stadium; yes you guessed it located in the heart of the Russian Capital city. Madshrimps was invited in assisting the highly motivated Overclocking.TV crew in their shout cast. read more
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-653 Pro SMB NAS Review by stefan @ 2014-11-29
Storage/HDD Silicon Power Armor Series A30 USB 3.0 2TB Portable HDD Review by stefan @ 2014-11-25
Others/Mice & Keyboards Func MS-2 Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2014-11-24
Memory Corsair DDR4 16GB Vengeance LPX 2800C16 Memory Kit Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-18
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone XH81 Review by stefan @ 2014-11-17

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Anandtech bought by same company that owns Tom's Hardware

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Before his departure, Anand spent almost a year meeting with all of the big names in the publishing space, both traditional and new media players. The goal was to find AnandTech a home with a partner that had a sustainable… Go To Full Article

AMD Working on "Dynamic Frame Rate Control" Feature

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AMD is working on a new software feature for its Radeon graphics cards, which it calls "Dynamic Frame Rate Control." Revealed informally to the web, by AMD director of PR Chris Hook, who goes by the handle "AMD_Chris" on various… Go To Full Article

Thermalright Introduces Macho 90 and Silver Arrow ITX CPU Coolers

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Right before for Christmas Thermalright presents two new CPU coolers, which have been designed especially for fans of compact Mini-ITX or Micro-ATX systems: The Macho 90 and the Silver Arrow ITX. The Macho 90 is the newest… Go To Full Article

Toshiba Launches 6TB Enterprise Capacity HDD Models

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Toshiba Corporation's (TOKYO:6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced the addition of 6TB SATA and SAS models to its MG04 series of 3.5-inch form factor enterprise capacity class of hard disk drives (HDD). New SAS interface models provide the… Go To Full Article

EVGA X99 Motherboards and G.Skill Memory Offer Top Compatibility

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EVGA is proud to announce that the EVGA X99 motherboard lineup is one of two motherboard manufacturers that offers full compatibility for high performance G.Skill memory of 3000MHz and above. EVGA was able to fine tune the memory performance, XMP… Go To Full Article

webOS 2.0 will make LG's smart TVs much faster next year

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The usual pre-CES flood of information is under way, and LG is announcing details of the webOS 2.0 environment its smart TVs will ship with in 2015. Improving on the menus we already dug at last year's show, LG says… Go To Full Article

Corsair Hydro H80i Liquid AIO CPU Cooler Update Review

@ 2014/12/18 read/post comments(0)
Our Corsair Hydro H80i Liquid AIO CPU Cooler Update Review is now online for your viewing pleasure. If you want to know how this all-in-one cooler handles today's hardware, this review is for you. As we continue to move up… Go To Full Article

Android Wear puts Inbox by Gmail updates on your wrist

@ 2014/12/18 read/post comments(0)
You may have to give up a few things from Gmail to use Google's task-oriented Inbox email app, but smartwatch support isn't one them. The company has updated the app (on Android) to bring Android Wear support, letting you check… Go To Full Article

US officials ID North Korea as source of Sony Pictures hack

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According to CNN, NBC, and the New York Times, US officials will announce tomorrow that they've identified North Korea as the source behind a massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures. As a result of threats tied to the attack, Sony Pictures… Go To Full Article

Uber explores using biometrics and lie detectors to screen drivers

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Uber has come under fire for allegedly doing little to protect passengers from unscrupulous drivers, and it's determined to improve that reputation -- in some cases, using relatively unusual methods. The ridesharing company's recently hired Head of G... … Go To Full Article

Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard Review

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Logitech is a well known manufacturer of both mouse and keyboards. The product we will review here is the brand new Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard, that can be used with both PC, iOS and Android. Go To Full Article

MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4 GB @ techPowerUp

@ 2014/12/18 read/post comments(0)
MSI's GTX 970 Gaming is probably the best GTX 970 on the market. It comes overclocked out of the box, with an amazing cooler that is noise-free during light gaming, and extremely quiet in even the most demanding titles. Temperatures… Go To Full Article

COUGAR 700K Review @ Vortez

@ 2014/12/18 read/post comments(0)
700K is COUGAR’s top of the line mechanical gaming keyboard which comes equipped with Cherry MX black, brown, blue or red switches. COUGAR has furnished this keyboard with a sturdy aluminium panel and armed it with a multitude of customisable… Go To Full Article

Looking into the future: Samsung Gear VR review

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You can finally buy a virtual reality headset and use it in your home. Right now -- today -- that is possible. It doesn't cost $10,000 and it doesn't come with caveats like, "This is made for developers." Samsung is… Go To Full Article

Code Keyboard 104 key and TKL models @ LanOC Reviews

@ 2014/12/18 read/post comments(0)
So the story behind todays review is that Weyman Kwong of WASD Keyboards and Jeff Atwood got together because they couldn't find a simple and clean mechanical keyboard that they truly loved. I can see where they are coming from,… Go To Full Article

Navy drone swims like a shark to spy on foes

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It's hard to covertly gather intelligence on the open seas; conventional drones and submarines make it rather obvious that something's up. The US Navy might just have a stealthier option with its experimental GhostSwimmer drone, which recently finish... … Go To Full Article

AnandTech Acquired By Purch

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Over the past several years AnandTech has grown to be much more than just a PC hardware review site. In fact, we consider ourselves to be just as much about the new mobile world as we do about the old… Go To Full Article

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra could totally obliterate Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

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The rumor mill is spinning out of control in relation to outlandishly powerful Xperia devices that could see daylight at CES in January. Game over, Samsung, and for you, Apple, the gargantuan tablet Olympics are done before they could even… Go To Full Article

BlackBerry's Classic throwback isn't just a gimmick

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BlackBerry's Classic is a curious bit of fan-service, a seemingly conciliatory blend of old and new designed to appeal to Waterloo's die-hards. It might seem a little odd that the company would choose to go all retro on us smack… Go To Full Article

PC Hound in Public Beta

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PC Hound is the latest and greatest PC building and specification system with focus on the hardware enthusiast. PC Hound checks compatibility, prices, shipping, rebates, even tax, and gives you a nice tidy and extremely quick format when doing so.… Go To Full Article

AnandTech purchased by parent company of Tom's Hardware

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Just a few months after its founder departed for Apple, AnandTech has been sold. The buyer is Purch, a growing "digital content and services company" that acquired Tom's Hardware last year. Here's a snippet from the official press release:… Go To Full Article

Facebook's iPad app now fits in better with your tablet habits

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If you use your iPad primarily for reading news and playing games, you're certainly not alone. Facebook definitely realizes that, which is why the social network has updated its iPad app with a new right-hand column (which only appears in… Go To Full Article

How to Block Facebook Game Requests

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Perhaps one of the most annoying things about Facebook (there are many) are game requests. Yes, they still exist, and they still continue to annoy users in droves. Go To Full Article

DARPA-funded mind-controlled robotic arm now works a lot better

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At Expand NY in November, DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar talked about the erm, friendlier projects the agency is funding, including a mind-controlled robotic arm tested by Pittsburgh native Jan Scheuermann. Her test run has recently ended, but the Un... Go To Full Article

BlackBerry's $450 'Classic' phone aims to bridge the past and present

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It's been nearly 10 months since the folks in Waterloo announced the throwback BlackBerry Classic, but today's the day the thing officially breaks cover. Hooray? If it wasn't immediately obvious, the "Classic" moniker refers to the fact that the devi...… Go To Full Article

Snapchat buys eyewear company that lets you record video on the sly

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Snapchat quietly bought a company that makes eyewear with Google Glass-like video recording capability, according to hacked Sony emails spotted by Business Insider. Private messages from Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton's inbox revealed a $15 mi... Go To Full Article

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Case

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"The Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Case arrived Technic3D. The Luxe supports E-ATX, ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 2x 200mm, 7x 140mm or 9x 120mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review." Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Outs GeForce 347.09 Beta Game Ready Drivers

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NVIDIA released its latest "Game Ready" driver, this one being marked Beta, instead of WHQL. The new GeForce 347.09 Beta introduces performance optimizations for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and Elite: Dangerous. It adds a GeForce Experience application profile… Go To Full Article

Seasonic Snow Silent 1050W PSU Review (XP3)

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Today we look at the latest power supply from Seasonic – just in time for Christmas! Their festive looking ‘Snow Silent’ power supply is fully modular, with 80 Plus Platinum certification. Seasonic have incorporated a new low noise fluid dynamic… Go To Full Article

Netflix says offline playback is 'never going to happen'

@ 2014/12/18 read/post comments(0)
Ever since Netflix mistakenly said that offline viewing would come to Honeycomb tablets, we've waited (and opined) for the moment when it'd happen. Unfortunately, the streaming company is turning a blind eye to our needs as its head of communications...… Go To Full Article

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