ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-10-20 read/post comments()

The mini PC kit ECS has offered is shipped in a DIY format, and incorporates a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. The footprint of the product allows us to carry it anywhere and it can be even powered by an USB powerbank, if it can deliver at least 2.1 A. read more

Vivi wins MSI MOA 2014 Grand final

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-17 read/post comments()

It is that time of the year again, when the best overclockers of the world gather in the centre of hardware, Taipei City for the yearly clash at MSI's Master Overclocking Arena. MOA 2014 is spread out over two days. On day one aka the Classic Battle, the overclockers work with hardware provided by the present sponsors: MSI, Intel, Kingston, G.Skill, Cooler Master, View Sonic and Steelseries. Day two, the No Limits Battle has the goal to break as many World Records with ofcourse MSI hardware. read more


Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2014-10-15 read/post comments()

The newest reincarnation of the COOKOO watch features numerous improvements and now the watches are split in two different categories, the Sporty Chic Collection but also the Urban Explorer Collection. Thanks to the simplified notification system and Bluetooth LE, the internal battery can last up to one full year and it can be replaced by simply removing the back cover with a familiar CR2032 model. read more

COUGAR 700M Aluminum Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-10-13 read/post comments()

COUGAR 700M is an interesting futuristic mouse which features the popular ADNS-9800 sensor which allows DPI values up to 8200. Adjustments are available for the palm rest in order to fit with multiple hand shapes and also for allowing both claw and palm grips; value is added via the configuration software which allows full button remapping, adjusting the DPI steps, macros, LED lighting and so on. read more

Elephone G3 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-10-10 read/post comments(0)

Elephone has recently launched the G3, a terminal aimed at older users at a surprisingly low sale price. What are we offered for just $50? A smartphone incorporating one 4.5’’ IPS screen and has at its core a dual-core MTK6572 SoC at 1GHz, while the video acceleration is managed by a Mali-400 MP1 at 500MHz. For added value we also get a screen protector and a transparent silicone case. read more

HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-10-09 read/post comments()

The HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo card features a proven 2-fan cooling system and is overclocked from the factory; the custom PCB ensures stability, better overclocking potential and the card should run fine games up to 2560x1440 with medium to high detail levels. read more
Others/All-in-one PC Giada D2308U Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2014-10-07
Videocards/VGA Reviews Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 285 WindForce OC Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-10-06
Others/All-in-one PC iconBIT Toucan Nano 4K Android Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2014-10-02
Cases & PSU/Cases Corsair Carbide 240 AIR Computer Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-01
Motherboards/Intel S1150 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-09-29

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard Capsule Review

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RGB variants of mechanical keyboards are very popular nowadays, but what about those users that want to stick with a classic membrane keyboard and gamers on a budget? SteelSeries' Apex Gaming keyboard might be what they are looking for, as… Go To Full Article

Tractor beams are suddenly a lot more plausible

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Tractor beams now have a better shot at crossing from science fiction trope to reality, thanks to scientists at The Australian National University (ANU). They managed to push and pull a 0.2mm sized particle nearly 20cm using a "hollow" laser… Go To Full Article

Apple's iOS 8.1 update is waiting for you to download it

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
Well, it's Monday, and that can only mean one thing: Apple's iOS 8.1 update has finally gone live for your installing pleasure. To recap, the new software - which is debuting just over a month since iOS 8 first hit… Go To Full Article

OnePlus One to open up pre-orders soon, but there's a catch

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The OnePlus One has been sort of an underground hit, namely due to the fact you could only purchase the handset with an invite. Thankfully, if you've had your eyes on it for a while, OnePlus just revealed that its… Go To Full Article

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare needs 6GB of RAM and 55GB of storage

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is due out on November 4, and the minimum system requirements have appeared on Steam. In some respects, they're not too demanding; any reasonably recent CPU and discrete graphics card should do. However, the new… Go To Full Article

Corsair HX1000i PSU

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"The Corsair HX1000i PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with one +12V rail (83,3 A), a 140mm Fan, 12x SATA hard disk connectors and 8x PCI-e 6+2-Pin." Go To Full Article

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 Review at HardwareHeaven

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"Today we take a look at some performance memory for X99 in our Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 Review." Go To Full Article

Here are all the HTC devices with Android 5.0 on the way, and the ETAs of the OTAs

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HTC plans to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop to no less than 12 smartphones currently running 4.4 KitKat, and naturally, the One M7 and M8 Google Play Editions are first in line. With an unchanged official stance on Android 5.0… Go To Full Article

Microsoft smartwatch rumors resurface, holiday season time frame eyed

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The speculation has resurfaced, get it, reSurfaced? Taking an entirely different approach to its smartwatch debut than archenemy Apple, Microsoft is believed to have been secretly working on a health-centric wearable for more than a year, with the end result… Go To Full Article

Amazon Kindle Voyage review

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When Amazon introduced an updated version of its flagship Kindle Paperwhite last year, it took the easy way out -- after all, tweaked internals, improved software and slightly better lighting do not a thrilling e-reader make. The 2013 Paperwhite... Go To Full Article

Cooltek Intros GT-03 ATX Mid-tower Case

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Cooltek rolled out the GT-03, an ATX mid-tower case that looks heavily inspired by some of the recent works of SilverStone, such as the Raven RV-05. Where it falters is the use of SECC steel and matte ABS plastic, instead… Go To Full Article

Gmail for Android could become a hub for all your email accounts

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A leaked video spotted by Android Police appears to show sweeping changes for Gmail 5.0 on Android, including integration with Yahoo, Microsoft and other email services. We say "appears," because the strangely formatted video came from an anonymous... … Go To Full Article

Biostar Intros iDEQ-T1 Compact Desktop

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BIOSTAR has announced the iDEQ-T1 series mini PC, a micro-mini computer specifically designed to subvert the conventional desktop PC by being smaller, lighter and more mobile but with similar features and capabilities. At just two thirds the surface area of… Go To Full Article

Microsoft has a smartwatch. Again

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
Never let it be said that Microsoft doesn’t copy its competitors. Because it always has, and always will and has never “innovated” anything apart from marketing hype. So it is no surprise to read that Microsoft is… Go To Full Article

Double your chances – two mouse wheels take you to victory

@ 2014/10/20 read/post comments(0)
he innovative PRIME Z-DW gaming mouse features two mouse wheels and configuration software to program your own commands Weertzen, 20.10.2014 – The new gaming mouse PRIME Z-DW offers not just one, but two mouse wheels. Gamers…

Dyson tackles the humidifier, kills water-based bacteria with UV light

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In a launch presentation in Tokyo, Japan (apparently the company's favorite place for new product launches), Dyson tackled the surprisingly sketchy hygiene issues that come with more typical humidifiers. To prove how gosh-darn better Dyson's Hygienic... Go To Full Article

Google gives you the tools to build apps for Android 5.0 Lollipop

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The official Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for your phone may be weeks away, but Google has delivered all the ingredients for you to make Lollipop-ready apps. The search firm has released both the finished Lollipop developer kit and a fresh… Go To Full Article

Fitbit's new wearable looks like a watch, crams in GPS and a heart rate monitor

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It's been a while since we've seen a new Fitbit product, but according to a leak obtained at The Verge, that's because the company's been working on something a little special. The Fitbit Surge is a "fitness superwatch" that houses… Go To Full Article

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

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We ran a review from Wired several weeks ago that gave Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor an almost unreal positive review. To be certain it was just that good of a game, we're running a second review from Stuff and… Go To Full Article

Here's every device getting Android 5.0 Lollipop so far

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If you're a die-hard Android fan, you're probably champing at the bit waiting for that Lollipop upgrade -- when will you get it? Are you going to get it? Thankfully for you, a number of companies have already promised to… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 Registry Tweak Will Block Future Updates

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If you were one of the many brave souls that performed the registry tweak to be able to unlock new preview builds of Windows 10, you are no longer able to receive future build updates unless you re-tweak your registry.… Go To Full Article

Google's Nexus Player gets FCC approval, right on cue

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Well, that didn't take long. Just a couple of days after Google stopped pre-orders of the Nexus Player while it waited for the FCC's all-clear, its Android TV puck has received approval. There aren't any surprises in the regulatory filing,… Go To Full Article

Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation

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Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk? Today's your lucky day. Vanity Fair has posted its full video interviews with both Ive and Musk, giving you an insight… Go To Full Article

5K iMac can’t double as a standalone display

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uch a shame that Apple didn’t update its Thunderbolt Display. As you might have heard by now earlier in the week Apple took to the stage at One Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California to unveil some new products. Apart from… Go To Full Article

You can't upgrade the new Mac mini's RAM

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If you're planning to snag the new Mac mini and load it up with aftermarket memory, you may want to reconsider your strategy. Macminicolo owner Brian Stucki (among others) has discovered that the RAM in Apple's latest tiny desktop isn't… Go To Full Article

Facebook wants the DEA to promise that it won't create fake accounts

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Remember how the DEA got caught impersonating a woman on Facebook in an attempt to catch criminals who contacted her? Yeah, Facebook isn't at all pleased. It just sent a letter asking the anti-drug agency to promise that it won't… Go To Full Article

Project CARS Delayed Until March to Avoid Holiday Season

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Slightly Mad Studios is living up to its name, literally. What would be considered a move that is slightly more than crazy, the game studio has announced that it will no longer release Project Cars on November 18th as previously… Go To Full Article

Reduce Eye Strain When Using Smartphones and Tablets in the Dark

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Reading your smartphone or tablet in the dark is probably bad for you. That’s unlikely to stop you, so beyond quitting cold turkey, what are the easiest ways to fix your bedtime reading device so it doesn’t put so much… Go To Full Article

Apple removes Bose products from stores following Beats settlement

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Bose might have settled its noise-cancellation lawsuit against Beats out of court, but the two are clearly far from putting the past behind them. Apple (Beats' new owner) has pulled all Bose headphones and speakers from its online store and… Go To Full Article

The SIM Card is About to Die

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Apple has just sounded the death knell for the ubiquitous SIM card. The company is beginning the switch to a reprogrammable SIM that will enable a change in carriers and networks with a simple software tweak. History indicates where Apple… Go To Full Article

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