Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-08-21 read/post comments()

The Crucial MX100 SSD we are reviewing today offers plenty of performance and is bundled with the Acronis True Image HD for easy cloning when transferring data from an older SSD or mechanical drive. The product comes in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB flavors and is very affordable. read more

Thecus N2310 Soho/Home NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-08-19 read/post comments()

This time we will review an entry-level NAS from Thecus, with an AMCC APM 86491 800MHz processor which is paired with 512MB of DDR3. The device works on the latest ThecusOS version and for storage expansion we have two USB ports, one of which is 2.0 and the other USB 3.0. read more

CORSAIR CARBIDE SPEC 01 Gaming Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-18 read/post comments(0)

Corsair surprised friend and foe when they released the Carbide SPEC series: three affordable gaming enclosures would join the ranks of Corsairs elite enclosure lineup. With affordable Corsair really meant affordable; take for example the SPEC 01 which retails at just below the 50 dollar mark, thus similar priced as many OEM products. Usually the latter means low build quality, average hardware compatibility, a maximum trim down in functionality and features to keep the price as low as possible. In fact everything which a CORSAIR case is renowned for is missing in many OEM solutions. Time for the Fremont giant to show the world it can be done differently. read more

Gigabyte Extreme Overclocking Competition 2014

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-13 read/post comments(0)

Each year Gigabyte Germany organizes the Extreme Overclocking Competition. At the EOC the best overclocking teams of Germany have a chance to prove who is still king. The main organizer behind each event is Germany’s finest Roman Hartung also known as der8auer at This year besides Gigabyte also G.Skill, Intel, Seasonic and Gelid solutions provided the required hardware and funds to allow this clash of the titans to take place at the Know Cube at the Heilbronn Tech University. read more

Gigabyte GeForce 750Ti Ultra Durable BLACK EDITION Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-08-12 read/post comments(1)

Guaranteed for stability during a 168-hour period of stress testing, the Gigabyte GeForce 750Ti Black Edition is factory overclocked and features a custom dual-fan efficient cooling system. The card performances can be further enhanced while using the supplied OC Guru II and can be used for gaming up to Full HD while using medium to high detail levels. read more

EKWB ASUS GTX 780 Ti DCII OC Full Cover Water Block Review

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-05 read/post comments(0)

For those who haven't heard yet from Slovenian EK Waterblock company, must have been either computer-less for the last 10 years or maybe just started to get interested in some high end Do It Your Self water cooling gear. Forget about All In One if you are looking for the best cooling performance at a low noise ratio. The only way to achieve this goal is via equipping your favorite computer parts with high end water cooling parts. EKWB has been around for 10 years now and really have diversified their products from the rest through the years. One thing all of these water cooling blocks or complete kits have in common is high performance, solid craftsmanship and all this… read more
Videocards/VGA Reviews ASUS R9 270 Direct CU II OC 2 GB Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-08-04
Motherboards/Intel S1150 ECS Z97 Machine Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-08-01
Storage/Other Silicon Power Superior SDXC UHS-1 64GB Review by stefan @ 2014-07-28
Storage/SSD Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review by stefan @ 2014-07-28
Motherboards/Intel S1150 Gigabyte Z97X-SOC FORCE Motherboard Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-07-22

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Crowdfunded project uses 3D motion capture to catalog ancient Kung Fu styles

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The influence of Hong Kong action cinema stars like Bruce Lee lives on in today's cinema, but the ancient styles they based their techniques on are slowly dying out. There's now a crowdfuding project aimed at preserving the heritage of… Go To Full Article

Kingston V310 SSD Review

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"Today we take a look at the Kingston V310 SSD from their SSDNow family. A drive which looks to offer high capacity and decent speed at a competitive price point." Go To Full Article

XFX Type-01 Bravo Review

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Type-01 Bravo is a bulky computer case which can cater for ATX and Micro ATX form factors. Bravo’s strengths lie in the clearance options for high-end components and the plentiful allocation for HDD storage but can XFX do enough to… Go To Full Article

Streacom FC8 EVO Fanless Chassis @ PureOverclock

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“Today, we have chance to look at a uniquely designed SFF PC chassis that can operate in complete silence. We have on our test table today the Streacom FC8 Evo Fanless Chassis. Also, when we refer to it being silent,… Go To Full Article

Twitter can now prompt attachments via hashtag

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Thinking about using a hashtag in your next tweet? Watch out -- Twitter might use it as an excuse to attach a video or image to your message. A promotion for ABC's new TV comedy "Selfie" revealed that Twitter can… Go To Full Article

Estimote's stickers let you add tiny sensors to just about anything

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The problem with the internet of things is that you often have to buy expensive add-ons or replacements to get all those clever sensors; you may not want to buy a bike computer just to track your rides. If Estimote… Go To Full Article

Sony's Smart Tennis Sensor will outfit racquets in the US and Canada for $200

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We got an up-close look at Sony's tennis gadget back at CES, and after a May launch in Japan, the accessory is prepped to hit the court in the US and Canada. The Smart Tennis Sensor plays nice with rackets… Go To Full Article

Bitfenix Fury 750 Watt PSU Review

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"Bitfenix is going straight for the modder and aesthetic enthusiast’s heart with the new Fury 750 PSU. Included with the Bitfenix Fury 750 are all individually sleeved cables using the same Nanosleeve braiding as their Alchemy line. While the Fury… Go To Full Article

Motorola's Moto X sequel spotted

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Want a good, clear look at one of the devices Motorola is expected to unveil at its September 4th event? You've got it. As a parting shot, retiring leaker Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has posted press images for Motorola's next… Go To Full Article

AMD Readies Two New Performance-segment FX Processors

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AMD is preparing to expand its performance-segment socket AM3+ processor lineup, steering clear of the 220W TDP of its FX-9000 series. The two chips are the FX-8370, and the FX-8370E. The FX-8370 will likely replace the FX-8350 around the $180… Go To Full Article

NETGEAR EX6200 Review at

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"Today we take a look at the Netgear EX6200, their latest Extender which is designed to boost our 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks for those using B, G, N and AC Wi-Fi." Go To Full Article

Acer's Chromebox CXI ships next month for $180

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Have a spare display sitting around that you want to turn into an (albeit limited) PC? You might consider picking up a Chromebox. The tiny low-powered machines, which run Google's Chrome OS, are best for basic productivity apps and content...… Go To Full Article

Russian official claims sea plankton was found clinging to ISS windows

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There are plenty of places you'd expect to find plankton -- lakes, oceans, reruns of SpongeBob Squarepants -- but the external hull of the International Space Station probably wouldn't make your list. And yet, that's exactly where Russian cosmonauts... Go To Full Article

Satechi Launches BT Wireless Smart Keyboard

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The Satechi BT Wireless Smart Keyboard is the ideal solution for any Mac or PC user in need of an organized, tangle-free workspace. The sleek and extremely thin (0.7" thick) keyboard works via Bluetooth, meaning users have an extra USB… Go To Full Article

AMD Radeon R9 285 Launch Date Revealed

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AMD is set to launch its new performance-segment graphics card, the Radeon R9 285, on the 2nd September, 2014. Ahead of its launch, the company is expected to tease the card at its August 23rd press-event, celebrating 30 years of… Go To Full Article

D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wi-Fi Router Review @

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For someone who is looking for a new router and wants to have the ability to get all of their current and (foreseeable) future wireless devices connected with ease, the D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wi-Fi router is a great choice. You… Go To Full Article

HP SlateBook 14 review: Android? On a laptop?

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There's mounting evidence that HP, once the leading PC maker, does not know what it's doing. After announcing plans to cut up to 5 percent of its work force, the company is basically throwing stuff at the wall and seeing… Go To Full Article

Cooltek W1 Case Review

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You might know Cooltek and their design Cases? In this review we look at their Cooltek W1 Mini ITX Case. It's made of aluminium and the design is in a class of it's own. Just take a look!… Go To Full Article

Samsung USB cable lets you charge three mobile devices at once

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If you've owned a handful of portable gadgets in recent years, you've probably managed to build up a healthy supply of micro-USB cables. Spending 40 bucks to acquire another might sound absurd -- unless this is the cable you're looking… Go To Full Article

SanDisk X300s (512GB) Review

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Back in May SanDisk announced the X300s, which is the company's first SED (Self-Encrypting Drive). The X300s is based on the same Marvell platform as SanDisk's client drives but with the differentiation that the X300s is the only drive that… Go To Full Article

Windows 9 Unveiling Set For September 30?

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The Verge, citing a friend of a friend that knows someone familiar with Microsoft's plans, claims Windows 9 will be unveiled September 30th. Or, it could later than that. That date may change too. Also, it might be named something… Go To Full Article

This lizard's DNA might hold the key to regenerating human tissue

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The humble green anole has but a few claims to fame: it was featured on the cover of the very first Animorphs book, and it can self-amputate and regrow its tail after coming face to face with a predator. It's… Go To Full Article

In Win 901 @ techPowerUp

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The In Win 901 is a smaller version of the 904, intended for use with a Mini-ITX board instead. Even so, it still offers enough space for an optical drive and a long GPU. Will the smaller brother impress us… Go To Full Article

Hacking Gmail With 92 Percent Success

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Researchers have identified a weakness in Android, Windows and iOS mobile operating systems that can be hacked 82% to 92% of the time. The researchers tested the method and found it was successful between 82 percent and 92 percent of… Go To Full Article

California requires manual controls before Google's car hits public roads

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One of the unique features inside Google's self-driving car is that it doesn't sport a steering wheel or a set of pedals. That won't fly on public roads in California though, so the folks in Mountain View are faced with… Go To Full Article

iPhone 6L shell compared to smaller iPhone 6 model

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Purported images of shells of the two iPhone 6 models have appeared online comparing both of them side by side. For the past few months now we have been constantly hearing rumors that Apple is going to release two new… Go To Full Article

ID-Cooling Announces T60-SFX Mini Gaming Case

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ID-COOLING releases the second Mini Case T60-SFX in the Mini-ITX Series. As an old manufacturer of cooling products, ID-COOLING developed V.C.V.P. technology for CPU Coolers. Silencer-ITX is their first compact case in the form of passive solution for silence lovers. Go To Full Article

X2 Introduces the Mirage Gaming Keyboard

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X2 proudly introduces the Mirage gaming keyboard, the newest product in the X2 product gamma, part number: X2-K4002-USB Featuring a minimalistic design, great performance and top quality, this gaming keyboard has the feeling of a mechanical keyboard at half the… Go To Full Article

Nokia Lumia 930 review: like the Icon, but better

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Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia is now bearing fruit, but as often happens when big companies merge, there aren't enough jobs to go around. More than 10,000 former Nokia employees are due to be laid off by the end of the… Go To Full Article

Velocity Micro Announces the Availability of the MX3 mATX Chassis

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Velocity Micro, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, gaming PC s and peripherals announces the launch of the MX3 chassis, a custom designed mATX case that combines a compact design and modern aesthetics with the capacity for… Go To Full Article

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