Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-03-02 read/post comments()

The latest NovaTouch TKL keyboard from Cooler Master is featuring revised switches made in cooperation with Topre which can accommodate regular Cherry MX keycaps and the manufacturer has also included O-rings In order to prevent bottoming out and this way some of the noise is eliminated. read more

G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q-GRR 16GB Memory Kit Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2015-03-02 read/post comments()

With the release of Intel's high end X99 platform aka Haswell-E last year DDR4 became available for the big masses. Besides the massive available bandwidth these DDR4 modules can also pack a far higher density per stick. All this goodness is available at your disposal while requiring a mere 1.2-1.35Volts. Only drawback, as with each new technology at launch is the high retail price, Things have settled a bit and prices are slowly plummeting. Today we have a look at one of G.Skill enthusiast kits: the Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q quad channel kit. While they have even faster kits in their lineup, ranging up to a massive 3400MHz out of the box. Today's reviewed 3000C15 kit has been heralded by many… read more

Xiaomi Mi4 64GB Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-02-24 read/post comments(0)

After testing a lot of aspects of the Mi4 smartphone which was the Xiaomi flagship of last year, we can consider ourselves quite impressed in terms of performance and the gap it has created over the mainstream models we have tested in the past is quite big. read more

Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-02-22 read/post comments(0)

TransMemory-EX II is not a product to skip from Toshiba since it features very good transfer speeds when working with large files (confirmed from the performed benchmarks), a solid build and also comes with EX II Pad Locker, which adds value to the product. read more

NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-02-16 read/post comments(0)

DOKO is a new PC streaming device from NZXT which allows connecting peripherals remotely thanks to the USB Over IP technology and connects to our TV via HDMI (1080P@30Hz). For optimal experience, we are recommended to connect the DOKO directly to our router on a wired connection and the same thing must be said about the station we are streaming from; if the bandwidth is not sufficient because of an improper connection, we may experience desyncs or even artifacts. read more

Silicon Power Mobile X31 OTG USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-02-13 read/post comments()

Silicon Power has recently introduced its lightweight mobile USB 3.0 OTG drive which can be used to transport and transfer data between multiple mobile devices and while its read speeds are pretty good, it falls a bit short on the writes; considering that the Android and Windows tablets which support this function are mostly USB 2.0, the lower write speeds should not be such a bit inconvenience, but when copying data from our PCs to the drive, we can see it lagging a bit. read more
Cooling/Water Cooling Corsair Hydro H110i GT CPU Cooler Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-02-10
Others/Miscelleneous Noreve iPad Air 2 Protective Cases Review by stefan @ 2015-02-06
Storage/Other Patriot Memory Supersonic Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-02-04
Mobile/Tablets Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Tablet Review by stefan @ 2015-01-29
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone XH97V Review by stefan @ 2015-01-28

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

AIDA64 for Android

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Must-have app for hard core users of the most popular mobile platform around the world AIDA64 for Android is a hardware and software information utility for Android based devices. It has a clean user interface, optimized…

LG teases ‘radically different’ G4 again

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The G Pro line is dead, long live the G Pro line! Winning a mobile war against marketing juggernauts like Apple or Samsung ain’t easy, no matter the resources you can afford to dedicate to the cause. But when you… Go To Full Article

What in the world? Nokia 1100 resurrected with Android 5.0, quad-core MTK SoC

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It could all be a prank, or a series of innocent typos, but as things stand, Nokia (not Microsoft) seems to have a low-end Android smartphone in the works. Surprised to see Nokia alive and kicking after its mobile phone… Go To Full Article

Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Capsule Review

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Logitech has been making mice for about as far back as most PC users can recall, enhancing and refining the input peripheral over the years. Their new G303 Daedalus Apex is an advanced lightweight gaming mouse that builds off the… Go To Full Article

After Swype, HTC taps China's TouchPal for new Android keyboard

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Tech-savvy users may have already come across TouchPal when trying different keyboards on Android and iOS 8 (and maybe even Windows 8), but it looks like a whole lot more people will be introduced to it soon. According to the… Go To Full Article

More iPhone 6s rumors

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The rumor mill is slowly picking up steam for the next iPhone. A new flagship iPhone in 2015 is a surefire guarantee, and we’ve seen a few rumors regarding the same in the last month or so. Things like an… Go To Full Article

ADATA Launches IHSS312 Industrial Half-Slim SSD

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ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the IHSS312, a high-performance SATA III 6Gbps 22-pin half-slim SSD of MO-297 form factor, which is available in 8/16/32/64/128/256GB capacities to meet the varying… Go To Full Article

ENERMAX Introduces the World's 1st Digital Fanless Power Supply

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The DIGIFANLESS 550W is the first digital and fanless power supply from ENERMAX. Based on a performance-capable passive cooling system, DIGIFANLESS allows for a completely silent PC operation (0db(A)). Latest ENERMAX technology and durable, high-quality components allow for a rock-stable… Go To Full Article

Hyundai lets owners control their cars with smartwatches

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Hey, Hyundai owners, it's finally here: the Blue Link companion app for smartwatches that the automaker promised back during CES this year. And yes, you can use it to remotely lock/unlock doors, start/stop the engine, flash lights or honk any… Go To Full Article

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Headset Review @ OCC

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"Overall, Kingston has created a great headset. Not only is the sound exceptionally good for the price range, I would suggest buying these for the headphones alone. The Microphone is just like an added bonus in my eyes. The Cloud… Go To Full Article

Intel announces Achievement Unlocked dev relations program

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Intel wants to make life easier for game developers targeting its integrated graphics. To that end, the company has announced a new developer relations initiative called Achievement Unlocked at GDC 2015. I'll let Intel speak for itself here: Go To Full Article

Intel partners with Raptr to optimize game settings for Iris graphics

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GDC — As a sort of response to Nvidia's GeForce Experience software, AMD not long ago started bundling an application called Raptr with its Catalyst graphics drivers. Now, the folks at Ratpr haved added another big partner to their stable:… Go To Full Article

Socketed Intel desktop Broadwell coming mid-year

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GDC — In a press conference at the Game Developers Conference in San Franscisco today, Intel offered a few new details about its plans for a desktop version of its 14-nm Broadwell CPUs. The firm plans to release a socketed… Go To Full Article

Physicists on the cusp of making quantum computer breakthrough

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Physicists from the University of California at Santa Barbara have developed as scheme to help quantum computers correct themselves. The team from UC Santa Barbara will reportedly create self-correcting circuitries that leverages next-gen quantum computing technology. Quantum bits (or qubits,… Go To Full Article

YotaPhone 2 will come to the US via Indiegogo

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The second generation of YotaPhone's dual-display smartphone is finally coming to the US, but not in the way you may expect. In an interview with PhoneScoop, the company's Matthew Kelly said that the e-ink display-toting device will be made available... Go To Full Article

1990s backdoor demanded by NSA leaves many websites vulnerable

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A report has surfaced claiming that an Achilles heel in the weak US encryption standards from the 1990s could leave many websites vulnerable to spoofing and snooping. Researchers from France and the US call the newly discovered flaw “FREAK,” which… Go To Full Article

EA shuts down SimCity developer Maxis

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EA has shut down Maxis Emeryville, the main Maxis studio and longrunning developer behind SimCity and Spore, among other games. Though the Maxis brand will carry on, the studio that most people knew as "Maxis" is no more. I played… Go To Full Article

Lockheed Martin’s new fiber laser weapon melts through car in seconds

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Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a 30-kilowatt integrated ‘fiber’ laser weapon. In their latest field test, the weapon maker blew through the hood and drivetrain of a pickup truck using what’s referred to as a ‘fiber’ laser weapon. According to… Go To Full Article

Valve's final Steam Controller is still missing something

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I spent roughly 10 minutes with the final Steam Controller at GDC 2015, playing snippets of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The Talos Principle and Unreal Tournament on various Steam Machines. The body of the controller is wonderful to hold. Two… Go To Full Article

HTC's design lead on the One M9, criticism and the promise of VR

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The story of HTC's recent fortunes is one of the more bizarre tales in modern technology. What other company releases award-winning flagship after award-winning flagship, only to see revenues and market share drop? For a while, HTC's phones truly sto... Go To Full Article

Valve is solving virtual reality's input problem

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Among the handful of announcement Valve made at this year's Game Developers Conference was a subtle and hugely important one: Lighthouse. What in the world is Lighthouse? It's the "base stations" referenced in Valve's VR headset announcement, and it'...… Go To Full Article

ASRock unveils new X99 WS-E motherboard for enthusiast PC market

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ASRock today announced its new high-end motherboard aimed at the enthusiast PC and workstation markets. The X99 WS-E comes in the EATX form-factor and supports the Intel X99 express chipset. The new motherboard includes support for Intel Core i7 and… Go To Full Article

Latest PhysX Source Code Now Available For Free

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NVIDIA, in an attempt to accelerate the adoption of PhysX, is now giving away its PhysX source code for free on GitHub. NVIDIA today put more than a decade of research, development and investment in gaming physics into the hands… Go To Full Article

Xbox games are coming to Microsoft's augmented reality headset

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If you watched Microsoft's announcement of its Hololens augmented reality headset and wondered if you'd play Xbox games with it, well, wonder no longer. Today at its Game Developers Conference presentation, Redmond announced that games would be en ro...… Go To Full Article

G.SKILL Announces 2nd Annual "OC World Cup 2015" Overclocking Competition

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G.SKILL International Enterprises Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, proudly announces the 2nd annual "OC World Cup 2015" overclocking competition. This year, as a contribution to the overclocking community and to dedicated… Go To Full Article

Antec Announces VPF Series Power Supplies

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By virtue of their 80 PLUS Bronze certification, the new generation of reliable entry-level allrounders in Antecs VPF series for gamers and system integrators achieve an efficiency of up to 88 percent. Because of the excellent ratio of expended power… Go To Full Article

One of the first Valve VR games is inspired by 80s fantasy films

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The Gallery: Six Elements is a magical fantasy exploration game created by Vancouver Island studio Cloudhead Games for Valve and HTC's new virtual reality headset, the Vive. It includes motion controls and a soundtrack by Elder Scrolls composer Jerem...… Go To Full Article

Silverstone Precision PS11B-Q Case Review

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SilverStone is a well known manufacturer of Cases, Cooling and Power Supplies. The product we are looking at today is the new Silverstone Precision PS11B-Q Case. A case designet with low noise in mind. … Go To Full Article

Waze now alerts you to nearby child abductions

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Waze is mostly meant to help you avoid traffic snarls and speed traps, but it's now performing a valuable public service. Effective immediately, the navigation app will notify you about AMBER Alerts for abducted children wherever you're driving. Stop...… Go To Full Article

Photorealism on a large scale with Unreal Engine 4's new assets

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"It's getting ridiculous." Epic Games Chief Technology Officer Kim Libreri is tired of chairs -- and rocks, and grass, and trees -- in the games created in Unreal Engine 4, Epic's game development platform. It's not that he doesn't like… Go To Full Article

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