Mionix Avior 7000 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-04-22 read/post comments(0)

Along with the Naos 7000, Mionix has also launched an ambidextrous model baptized Avior 7000. This product shares all the good features from the Naos, including the Avago ADNS-3310 IR-LED Optical Sensor which tracks with a maximum DPI of 7000, 128Kb of on-board memory for storing profiles, 4 rubber coating layers or illumination control via software. read more

Gigabyte BRIX Pro Mini-PC Review

Others/All-in-one PC by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-22 read/post comments(0)

Does size really matter? On some human levels it might, though a different trend has been observed in the PC market over the last year. Compact is the key word, featuring mITX sized motherboards and idem ditto enclosures. These compact PCs are playing a more and more important role in every manufacturers' lineup: Mini PCs, NUCs, they are all amongst us now. For most users the bundled power is more than plenty as the size maters the most. Nevertheless combining the raw power of a desktop setup inside a mini sized housing is a step in another direction. Gigabyte is having big success with their Brix boxes, time to step up one level. Today we are going to test one… read more

Gigabyte CDRomland OC Workshop

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-15 read/post comments(0)

After a first successful outing of the Hardware.Info Pro OC team, it was time to head to a new location. Bundling forces with Gigabyte, Intel and the CDRomLand store the stage was set for another OC workshop. Since the Hardware.Info team is involved in HWBOT's Pro OC Cup some scores had to be improved to remain within the top 10. A tedious task as overclocking with a curious crowd, constantly asking questions, adds up to the challenge. Time to head over to the lovely city of Breda to the CDRomLand shop. read more

SilentiumPC Fera 2 HE 1224 CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2014-04-15 read/post comments(0)

SilentiumPC send us their latest budget friendly heatsinks. Compatible with all of the major Intel and AMD platforms out there we take for a test run on a hot running setup to see how it stacks up to the reference cooling from Intel. read more

Synology DS414 High Performance 4-bay NAS Server for SMB & SOHO Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-04-14 read/post comments(0)

The DS414 NAS from Synology is based on a dual-core Marvell Armada XP running at 1.33Ghz and is paired with a total of 1GB DDR3, which should be enough for home use and small business. Inside the bays we can use both 2.5’’ (HDD/SSD) and 3.5’’ drives (screwless installation). The NAS operates paired with the latest DSM 5.0 version which features a consistent visual redesign for an easier use. read more

iOCEAN X7S 8-core Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-04-09 read/post comments()

X7S is one of the latest smartphones from iOCEAN, featuring the latest MediaTek MT6592 1.7GHz 8-core SoC, which is paired with 2GB of RAM. The 4-core GPU part is clocked at 700MHz (Mali-450 MP4) for offering good performances in 3D applications and for videos we have H.265 video decoding support along with the ClearMotion intelligent video frequency-doubling technology. The 13MP camera in the back provides us with good quality photos while the 2000mAH battery should last us from one day to a day and a half depending on the usage type. read more
Motherboards/Intel S1150 MSI Z87M-GAMING Motherboard Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-07
Memory Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 16GB 1600MHz C10 Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2014-04-07
Audio/Others Cooler Master CM Storm Pitch Gaming Earphones Review by stefan @ 2014-04-03
Tradeshow & OC events MSI/Informatique OC Academy featuring HWinfo Pro OC Team by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-03
Cases & PSU/Cases Fractal ARC MINI R2 Computer Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-02

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

CRYORIG C1: Compact High-End CPU Cooler for ITX- and Micro-ATX Systems

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
22.04.2014, Taipei, Taiwan – CRYORIG, newcomer in the professional PC cooling solutions market, announces hereby, that the C1 CPU cooler for ITX systems has completed rigorous testing…

Report predicts September return for Start menu

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
When Microsoft announced the return of the Start menu earlier this month, the company was pretty coy about its schedule. All we were told is that the Start menu would return as part of a future update to Windows 8.1—eventually. Go To Full Article

How to Restrict & Monitor Mobile Data Usage on Windows 8.1

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Windows 8.1 allows you to limit and monitor data usage, which isn’t only useful if you have a Windows tablet or laptop with mobile data. It’s also useful if you’re tethering your PC to your smartphone. These… Go To Full Article

Apple sheds more light on its ‘spaceship’ campus

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Apple’s new campus will set new environmental standards and will have plenty of green space. Apple is building a second campus where HP’s Pruneridge campus used to be in Cupertino, California and given the rather unorthodox design it’s colloquially referred… Go To Full Article

MSI Radeon R9 290X Lightning 4 GB @ techPowerUp

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
The $700 MSI R9 290X Lightning is MSI's latest flagship card geared toward overclockers and enthusiasts. It comes with a large overclock out of the box, higher than any other custom R9 290X available today. The board is cooled by… Go To Full Article

TSMC’s 20nm follies could be making a market for Intel

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich wants to open up Intel’s foundries to third party clients, and TSMC’s troubles with 20nm Maxwell might be making a market for him. Out of the roughly 25 major companies in the semiconductor fabrication business, Intel… Go To Full Article

Intel loses more fans

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Chipmaker turned fashion bag designer, Intel has announced that its fanless NUC DE3815TYKHE kit will begin shipping on April 28. The company press release calls it a "pint-sized powerhouse" which makes us thirsty just thinking about it. … Go To Full Article

Top IT security threats in 2013 counted

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Verizon's latest annual report on data breach investigations shows that Web application attacks, cyber-espionage and point-of-sale intrusions were among the top IT security threats in 2013. The financial Industry is the worst leaker of data with 465… Go To Full Article

Your internet is probably slower than advertised

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
When it comes to internet speeds, "you get what you pay for" is pretty far from the truth a majority of the time. The Wall Street Journal used Ookla's speed-testing data to survey some 800 US cities and 27 ISPs… Go To Full Article

G.Skill Launches 32GB DDR3L-2133 1.35V SO-DIMM Memory Kit

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
The topic of SO-DIMM memory is an interesting one. As it currently stands, almost all laptops with interchangeable memory slots have SO-DIMM slots, as well as a few motherboards at the low end and systems such as the ASRock M8.… Go To Full Article

ASUSTOR to Showcase Brand New Products at Computex 2014 in Taipei Taiwan

@ 2014/04/22 read/post comments(0)
ASUSTOR will be exhibiting at the 2014 Computex consumer electronics exhibition, one of the largest of its kind. ASUSTOR sincerely invites everyone to visit them at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, 4th Floor, Booth N1105a from June 3rd - June…

[M] Gigabyte BRIX Pro Mini-PC Review

@ 2014/04/22 read/post comments(0)
Does size really matter? On some human levels it might, though a different trend has been observed in the PC market over the last year. Compact is the key word, featuring mITX sized motherboards and idem ditto enclosures. These compact… Go To Full Article

[M] Mionix Avior 7000 Gaming Mouse Review

@ 2014/04/22 read/post comments(0)
Along with the Naos 7000, Mionix has also launched an ambidextrous model baptized Avior 7000. This product shares all the good features from the Naos, including the Avago ADNS-3310 IR-LED Optical Sensor which tracks with a maximum DPI of 7000,… Go To Full Article

Sleeved Cables for EVGA SuperNOVA G2/P2 Power Supplies Now Available

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EVGA has now made available individually sleeved cable sets that support all EVGA SuperNOVA G2 and P2 Power Supplies. These cable sets are available in Red, Black, White and Blue and are available for $89.99 at the EVGA.com webstore.… Go To Full Article

FAA-approved drones report for duty on North Dakota farms

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North Dakota will soon get a glimpse of a future where farmers can monitor their crops using small, flying drones. That's because the US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the state the go-ahead to start... Go To Full Article

Watch as an Oculus Rift takes itself apart

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If you've been following the virtual reality scene in the past year, you probably already know that the Oculus Rift raised almost $2.5 million on Kickstarter. You probably also know that its 100-degree field of view is three times that… Go To Full Article

AMD Catalyst 14.4 RC Available For Download

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AMD has now released a new Catalyst driver build, more specifically, an RC (Release Candidate) of the Catalyst 14.4 which is expected to arrive in its final, WHQL-certified form in the next couple of weeks. The 14.4 brings full support… Go To Full Article

Nest's Learning Thermostat may be headed to Google Play

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Since you can buy pretty much nearly every Google device -- that's all the Nexus gadgets, the Google Edition phones, the Chromecast and all those Chromebooks -- on Google Play, it only makes sense that a product from Nest, the… Go To Full Article

Forget shots, Palcohol turns vodka into a powdered condiment

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Why sip on a nice glass of scotch when you can get tipsy on salad instead? A new product called Palcohol takes the pesky liquid out of your favorite drinks; turning them into a potent powder you can just sprinkle… Go To Full Article

HTC Adds Sense 6 Progress to Software Update Page

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HTC has updated their software update status page with a section that displays the current status of the HTC Sense 6.0 upgrade. The page indicates that they intend to update the HTC One M7, HTC One mini, and HTC One… Go To Full Article

Raijintek Themis EVO CPU Cooler Review

@ 2014/04/22 read/post comments(0)
Raijintek is a new manufacturer of high end CPU Coolers. They released the four Ereboss, Themis, Aidos and Themis Evo Coolers earlier, and have recently released the Themis EVO as well. It features three heat pipes and is… Go To Full Article

Google Glass now displays your iPhone's text messages

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On the heels of last week's KitKat update, Google Glass nabbed up two more notable improvements today. First, iOS users can now have their text messages displayed on Glass, after a quick toggle of the Bluetooth settings. Here's the catch:… Go To Full Article

Swiftech Introduces the Apogee XL CPU Waterblock

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Rouchon Industries Inc., d/b/a/ Swiftech today announced the release of their new Apogee XL flagship waterblock. The XL promises enhanced thermal and hydraulic performance compared to its long line of award winning predecessors, and it ships with… Go To Full Article

30 Minutes of Wolfenstein: The New Order

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There is a thirty minute video of Wolfenstein: The New Order posted on YouTube that is certainly worth a look. Go To Full Article

Samsung Gear Fit review

@ 2014/04/22 read/post comments(0)
Fitness trackers and smartwatches come a dime a dozen, but devices that combine the best of both? Still exceedingly rare. Now, however, Samsung thinks it has the perfect solution in the Gear Fit, a fitness band with a beautiful, curved… Go To Full Article

HTC-made Nexus 8 reportedly coming this summer

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When it comes to producing affordable Nexus tablets, Google's on a roll -- and it's looking to take advantage of that momentum. After partnering with ASUS on a seven-inch tablet each of the last two summers, the software giant is… Go To Full Article

Kingston Digital Releases Larger Capacity mSATA Drives

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Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the addition of 240 GB and 480 GB capacities to the existing SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD line. Kingston's SSDNow… Go To Full Article

TP-LINK Announces N600 Entertainment Adapter

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TP-LINK, a global provider of networking products, today announced its new N600 Universal Wireless Dual Band Entertainment Adapter (TL-WA890EA), which connects any Ethernet-enabled device to your wireless home network. Providing 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz frequency or 300Mbps on the 5.0GHz… Go To Full Article

Elder Scrolls Online Accidentally Banned Legit Accounts

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If you were one of the legit players that were accidentally banned during last week's cheater round-up, The Elder Scrolls Online website has good news for you. As part of our continuing effort to combat gold spammers, botters and exploiters,… Go To Full Article

BitFenix Flo Headset @ techPowerUp

@ 2014/04/22 read/post comments(0)
BitFenix's first headset is a feature-packed, lightweight construction made for gaming. It features 40mm dynamic drivers, a detachable microphone, and a highly ergonomic design. We put it to the test to see how it fares against headsets from more established… Go To Full Article

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