Razer Opus X Wireless ANC Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2021-07-19 read/post comments(0)

After connecting the Opus X to our Galaxy S21 smartphone, we went ahead and listened to different YouTube video clips but also podcasts. The sound delivered differs depending on the selected EQ preset but overall is of good quality on all frequencies; the voices are clear, while the bass delivery in the Enhanced Bass EQ setting is not overpowering and does not distort at higher volumes. The microphone is loud and clear enough in Skype conferences, even though the headset is not using HD codecs and the battery life of about 30 hours will help with use over multiple days from a single charge. read more

Silicon Power Blast Plug BP81 Earphones Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2021-07-16 read/post comments(0)

After effortlessly pairing the BP81 to our S21 Samsung smartphone, we went ahead and listened to multiple videoclips, but also some podcasts. The voices can be heard loud and clear, mids are decent but the earphones do fall a bit short on the lows; the bass is not as well represented as on recently TWS models from Creative or Razer, but those are in a completely different price segment as well. We have tested the microphone quality as well while doing some test calls in Skype, and the quality of the audio is manageable…we think that the average quality of audio is also due to lack of HD audio codec support. read more

Patriot Supersonic Rage Pro 512GB USB 3.2 Gen1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2021-07-13 read/post comments(0)

It is quite amazing to see how far USB Flash Drives have evolved and the Patriot Supersonic Rage Pro is a clear example of that. It comes with near-SATA SSD read/write speeds and is very compact to be easily carried in the pocket. Also, it is available with capacities of up to 512GB, to be able to carry large quantities of data at once. read more

Dream Machines DM6 Holey Duo Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-07-09 read/post comments(0)

After customizing the DM6 Holey Duo with our own DPI preferences, we went ahead and tried it in multiple game types such as Dark Alliance, The Evil Within, DOOM Eternal and Prodeus: the mouse felt responsive in both wired and wireless modes (used the wireless extender) and haven’t noted any erratic behavior from the sensor. At just 79 grams, the mouse feels very light and controllable during intense gaming sessions, while it’s shape and rubber coating retains a heightened level of comfort. read more

Mountain Everest Max Customizable Modular Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-07-05 read/post comments(0)

The Everest Max is a breath of fresh air in the gaming keyboard segment, also taking modularity quite seriously. This is the first time we are seeing a base keyboard product (Core Barebone), which can be upgraded quite a bit in order to obtain two more SKUs (Core TKL, Max), so people can buy exactly the items they will use. Besides that, we can choose between multiple Cherry MX switches (Red, Silent Red, Speed Silver, Blue, Brown) in order to fit the typing preferences, while NumPad and Media Dock really add quite a bit of functionality to the final product. read more

Crucial P5 2TB PCIe M.2 2280 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2021-06-29 read/post comments(0)

The P5 2TB model comes with a similar performance as the 1TB SKU, in some cases succeeding to overpass it by making use of more available SLC cache and the DRAM cache for storing the mapping tables. If the drive is heavily used at once, throttling will occur as well, as it can be seen in some of our test results and graphs, which makes us recommend it to be used in very well-ventilated enclosures and even better, on motherboard which have an integrated heatsink for the M.2 slot. read more
Audio/Others Creative Sound Blaster Jam V2 Ultralight On-ear Bluetooth Headphones Review by stefan @ 2021-06-21
Storage/SSD Silicon Power US70 PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2280 2TB SSD Review by stefan @ 2021-06-14
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Rival 5 Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2021-06-11
Others/Mice & Keyboards Patriot Viper V770 RGB Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2021-06-06
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

GM's hands-free Super Cruise is coming to six more Cadillacs in 2022

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Beginning the first quarter of next year, GM will make its advanced semi-autonomous driving assistant, Super Cruise, available on six more Cadillac models including the Escalade, CT4,CT5, Silverado, Hummer EV, and Sierra. Go To Full Article

Apple Music's lossless and spatial audio streaming arrive on Android devices

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Apple has recently updated its Music app for Android, but it left out a couple of new features you may have been waiting for: support for lossless streaming and spatial audio. Engadget has confirmed that the tech giant has started… Go To Full Article

FSP Hydro G Pro 1000W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks

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The FSP Hydro G Pro 1000W is a fully modular power supply that delivers a lot of power in a very compact package with a depth of only 15cm. Go To Full Article

Instagram tests Limits feature to curb targeted harassment

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Instagram is testing a new feature called “Limits” that allows users to lock their accounts and limit any potential interactions when they feel they’re the target of harassment. In introducing the tool, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, referenced the… Go To Full Article

Akko 3108v2 King Koi @ TechPowerUp

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If the Akko Monet's Pond keyboard was too flashy for you, maybe the King Koi suits your needs better? We take a look at the 310v2 King Koi today, which draws inspiration from Chinese ink drawings and calligraphy to depict… Go To Full Article

Senate bill would create exception to Section 230 to limit health misinformation

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A week after Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy declared health misinformation an "urgent threat" to the US public, Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico have introduced new legislation that would modify Section 230 of… Go To Full Article

Rivian is planning to build a second EV factory in the US

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Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian is planning to build a second factory. The company may make battery cells as well as EVs at the plant, should it come to fruition. Rivian might make an announcement within the next couple of months… Go To Full Article

Montech Air 100 Lite @ TechPowerUp

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The Montech Air 100 Lite is the entry-level version of the Air 100 line, with its black variant starting at $60. For a few dollars more, you get the chassis in all-white, which doesn't only look beautiful, but also makes… Go To Full Article

Google expands Android Auto's beta testing program

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Google has long run an Android Auto beta program, but joining it was almost impossible before today. Those who tried to take part often got an error message that said the program was maxed out. Thankfully, that's no longer the… Go To Full Article

The Apple TV 4K (64GB) is on sale for $180 right now

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Apple gave its TV 4K set-top box some love this year by upgrading the internals and revamping its accompanying Siri remote. But it didn't change the price, which means you'll still pay at least $179 for it. However, Amazon has… Go To Full Article

'Dead Space' is being remade for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

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Dead Space is getting a new chance at life. EA revealed a teaser trailer for a remastered version of the original Dead Space, showing off a terrifying necromorph-infested environment and not much else. Motive Studios is developing the game, and… Go To Full Article

Battlefield 2042's secret third mode is 'Portal'

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When EA and DICE revealed Battlefield 2042 in June, they had to contend with a wave of leaks and spoiled surprises, but they were able to keep details about the game's third and final mode under wraps. Today, the secret's… Go To Full Article

The next Grid game uses the same virtual set tech as 'The Mandalorian'

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Codemasters offered the first look at the next Grid game during EA Play Live. Grid Legends features a story mode that mashes together live-action performances and in-game action. Senior gameplay designer Becky Crossdale said Codemasters harnessed the same extended reality… Go To Full Article

Jack Dorsey hopes bitcoin can bring about world peace

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Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has long been a bitcoin enthusiast. In fact, he's so optimistic about the cryptocurrency, he reckons it could bring about a more peaceful planet. The billionaire suggested bitcoin could help address financial inequalities and… Go To Full Article

Mercedes plans to go fully electric by the end of the decade

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Mercedes Benz announced its latest step towards electrification on Thursday, asserting that the company will offer BEV versions of its model lineup "in all segments the company serves" by 2022 and that "all newly launched architectures will be electric-only" starting… Go To Full Article

Large chunks of the internet are down due a DNS issue

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If you can't access online services like Sony's PlayStation Network and Steam, as well as websites like Airbnb, you're not the only one. Starting at approximately 11:20AM ET, Downdetector began logging a spike in outage reports across a variety of… Go To Full Article

Epic Games Summer Sale offers deals on ‘Hitman 3,’ ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ and more

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The Epic Mega Sale and Steam Summer Sale may have come and gone, but if you want to save on some PC games, you have another chance to do so. The Epic Games Store is kicking off its Summer Sale… Go To Full Article

Introducing Engadget’s 2021 back-to-school gift guide!

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We know you may not be ready to go back to school just yet — but being prepared for the inevitable return can’t hurt. In between beach days and summer barbecues, it’s worth starting to think about all the things… Go To Full Article

OnePlus Announces Nord 2 with Dimensity 1200 SoC

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Today OnePlus is announcing the 2021 successor to the OnePlus Nord – the company mid-range line-up phone. The new phone takes the hardware platform from the OPPO Reno 5 Pro in that it is now powered by the new MediaTek… Go To Full Article

PlayStation 5 owners now get six free months of Apple TV+

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Apple is clearly determined to pump up TV+ viewership now that more Ted Lasso is on the way, including on other platforms. PlayStation 5 owners now get six months of free Apple TV+ service, whether they're newcomers or existing subscribers… Go To Full Article

‘Lost Judgment’ will let you team up with a dog detective

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Lost Judgment, the sequel to detective adventure Judgment, arrives in a couple of months and Sony has given a deeper look at what to expect with a gameplay trailer. For one thing, there are a ton of mini-games for you… Go To Full Article

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT gets pictured

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Benchmarked as well With the launch of AMD's latest Radeon RX 6600 series graphics cards scheduled for next month, it does not come as a surprise that we are getting first glimpses of the card as well… Go To Full Article

Facebook spent $23.4 million on Mark Zuckerberg's personal security

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The cost to protect high-profile tech execs is spiralling even as lockdowns have grounded travel to a halt. A new analysis of the security expenses racked up by Silicon Valley giants shows they collectively spent $46 million to safeguard their… Go To Full Article

The best educational toys for kids

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It’s tempting to get your kid every shiny new toy they ask for. But some toys are better than others when it comes to actually stimulating your child’s brain while also keeping them entertained. The parents on the Engadget staff… Go To Full Article

LG improves its wearable air purifier with a built-in mic and speaker

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With face coverings still the norm, tech companies want you to up your mask game. Last year, LG unveiled the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier featuring three fans and a pair of HEPA-style filters. Ten months later, it's finally revealed an… Go To Full Article

Apple Watch Series 6 Cellular models are at all-time lows on Amazon

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An Apple Watch with LTE is worth the premium if you want to make and receive calls directly from the wearable. But, unlike its regular counterpart, deals on the cellular model have been few and far between. That all changed… Go To Full Article

Sales of smartphones fall in India

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Coronavirus dents smartphone sales One of the world's largest smartphone markets has been dinged by a coronavirus wave. India's smartphone sales fell 13 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous one… Go To Full Article

Intel may not do so well out of foundry expansions

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Acquisition is the only way and there are not that many people to buy Intel Chief Executive Kicking Pat Gelsinger's plans to make Intel great again by increasing fab numbers is hitting a snag -- Intel can't… Go To Full Article

Facebook finally blocks 'vaccines kill' hashtag

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The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted fresh scrutiny of social media's response to the anti-vaccine movement. But, even in the face of criticism from the White House, a new report claims Facebook is still failing to delete even the most incendiary… Go To Full Article

Salesforce closes $27.7 billion purchase of Slack

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Big bet on collaboration platforms Salesforce closed its $27.7 billion purchase of Slack Technologies which is its huge bet on the office collaboration trend. US antitrust regulators cleared the deal this week,… Go To Full Article

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