Patriot High Endurance microSDXC 128GB Flash Memory Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2021-08-01 read/post comments(0)

The High Endurance microSD cards from Patriot Memory can be easily used in harsh operating conditions, while offering enough performance for recording quality 4K footage. Currently these are available with capacities of up to 128GB and include a microSD adapter to be compatible with even more products. read more

CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL CHAMPION SERIES Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-07-26 read/post comments(0)

The K70 RGB TKL CHAMPION SERIES keyboard packs most features from CORSAIR’s high-end offerings, including the AXON Hyper-Processing technology to obtain a maximum polling rate of 8000Hz. We have original CHERRY MX RGB SPEED switches which are linear as the REDs but activate faster and have a shorter travel distance, ideal for competitive tournaments, while the dedicated Tournament Switch disables the non-essential functions in order to be able to focus even more and score more points! read more

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
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IMDb TV now has standalone apps for Android and iOS in the US

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IMDb's free, ad-supported streaming service finally standalone mobile apps for iPhones, iPads and Android in the US. The Amazon-owned subsidiary released IMDb TV apps for LG Smart TVs, PlayStation 4, NVIDIA Shield and TiVo Stream 4K in March, following its… Go To Full Article

Patriot Supersonic Rage Prime 1TB USB 3.2 Flash Drive

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" ... The Patriot Supersonic Rage Prime may be a small and compact storage device in appearance, but it's definitely one of the fastest USB flash drives on the market for such a large capacity. It's a great option for… Go To Full Article

Sony reportedly showed off its next-generation PSVR at a developer's conference

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Sony already hinted that it's working on a new PlayStation VR headset, promising "dramatic leaps" in performance, higher resolution, a wider field of view, better tracking and a new controller. On Tuesday, Sony reportedly revealed more specifics about the headset… Go To Full Article

MinisForum Unveils Cezanne EliteMini HX90 and Tiger Lake EliteMini TL50 mini-PCs

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MinisForum, a Shenzhen based manufacturer of compact computing platforms, has been steadily bringing both AMD and Intel-based systems into the market. While the mix has mostly involved platforms that are a couple of generations old (allowing for competitive customer pricing),… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Meshify 2 XL Computer Case Review

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Description: The Meshify 2 XL is probably the most complete computer case by Fractal Design to date aimed towards demanding enthusiasts and professionals alike and with me today i have the TG Light edition. Go To Full Article

ThieAudio Monarch In-Ear Monitors @ TechPowerUp

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ThieAudio makes a return with our first-ever Tribrid IEM review. The $729 ThieAudio Monarch uses a combination of dynamic, balanced armature, and electrostatic tweeter drivers paired with a deliberate reference tuning and unique abalone shell-based aesthetic to set a new… Go To Full Article

be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 2 @ TechPowerUp

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be quiet!'s Shadow Rock Slim 2 takes the mantle from its predecessor and carries it to new heights. What at first appears as just another tower cooler soon proves to be a top-tier low-noise performer that lacks only ARGB lighting,… Go To Full Article

Funky Kit Review - Acer SA100 1920GB SATAIII SSD

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" ... The Acer SA100 1.92TB SSD offers a perfect balance between performance, price, and reliability. The SSD is fast, inexpensive, and is suitable for rigorous and intensive work. I do not doubt that the SA100 SSD will satisfy most… Go To Full Article

HBO Max adds scripted stories to its growing podcast library

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HBO Max has grown its Podcast Program by leaps and bounds over the past two years expanding from 4 shows in 2019 to 25 today, many serving as tie-ins and companion pieces to HBO's various series. But that will soon… Go To Full Article

Bird tests geofencing system to slow scooters in pedestrian-heavy areas

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When traveling through a Community Safety Zone, the company’s scooters won’t go faster than 8 miles per hour. You’ll see the zones mapped out in the Bird app, and the software will display a message when you enter one to… Go To Full Article

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Ryzen 5 5600G, and Ryzen 3 5300G Review

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Earlier this year, AMD launched its Zen 3 based desktop processor solutions with integrated graphics. Marketed as the Ryzen 5000G family, these processors are the latest offering to combine AMD’s high-performing Zen 3 cores with tried-and-tested Vega 8 graphics, all… Go To Full Article

Ghost of Tsushima's co-op multiplayer mode is getting a standalone release

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Since last fall, Sony’s Ghost of Tsushima has included a free cooperative multiplayer mode called Legends. As long as you owned a copy of the game, you had access to it. However, much like Rockstar did with Red Dead Online,… Go To Full Article

AMD launches Radeon Pro W6000X series GPUs for Apple Mac Pro

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AMD has brought a big update to the Apple Mac Pro system by introducing the new Radeon Pro W6000X series graphics cards, with all three SKUs, the Radeon Pro W6900X, Radeon Pro W6800X, and the Radeon Pro W6800X Duo, based… Go To Full Article

What to expect at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked in August

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If you’re a big Samsung fan, you’ve probably already marked your calendar for August 11th, when the company is holding its next Galaxy Unpacked event. Though it has held many events already in 2021, at least this time around it’s… Go To Full Article

Lucille Ball's radio show is now a 'podcast' on SiriusXM

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Lucille Ball sadly passed away long before podcasts became a reality, but that isn't stopping her from joining the modern phenomenon. The LA Timesreports that SiriusXM is turning Ball's Let's Talk to Lucy radio show into a 'pop-up' satellite radio… Go To Full Article

Windows 11’s Release Date Could Be Sooner Than We Thought

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Microsoft has been pretty generous with Windows 11 information, with the notable exception being the release date. However, the company may have inadvertently revealed an October release window, thanks to some Intel and Microsoft support documents discovered by BleepingComputer.… Go To Full Article

A star fragment is flying out of our galaxy at nearly two million miles per hour

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Scientists have just spotted one of the fastest-moving stars known to date, and it might provide valuable answers about the cosmos. Martha Stewart (yes, really) reports that Boston University researchers have studied a star fragment from a supernova, LP 40-365,… Go To Full Article

Samsung’s 12.4-inch Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G will cost $669

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Samsung is releasing the 12.4-inch Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G, a cheaper sibling to its flagship Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, on Thursday, August 5th. The "FE" stands for "Fan Edition," a term that was also used with the Galaxy S20… Go To Full Article

Tencent limits how long kids can play its flagship game, 'Honor of Kings'

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China's regulatory war against its tech giants isn't limited to data. After opening a front in gaming back in 2018, the government is now adding to the restraints the biggest publishers face. Tencent is first on the chopping block. The… Go To Full Article

CPU Cooler Chart 2021

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Large CPU cooler comparison with buying advice! At OCinside.de we have tested over 200 CPU coolers in the last 21 years, ranging from air coolers, custom water coolers or AIO to compressor coolers. Today we would like to present a… Go To Full Article

Vudu and FandangoNow merge into a single streaming service

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Fandango has revealed Vudu's fate more than a year after it purchased the streaming platform from Walmart. No, Vudu isn't going away. In fact, it's merging with its parent company's own streaming service, FandangoNow, to form a single platform that'll… Go To Full Article

Aussies decide that AI can invent stuff

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Welcome to the era of the AI patent troll An Australian Court has decided that artificial intelligence can patent inventions. Australia's Federal Court last month heard and decided that the nation's Commissioner of Patents… Go To Full Article

Activision Blizzard President falls on sword

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Popular staff revolt Activision Blizzard President J. Allen Brack is stepping down from the company after Blizzard was sued by the state of California for discriminating against women and fostering a "frat boy" culture that entailed sexual… Go To Full Article

AMD and Valve work on Linux gaming machine improvements

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Enhance Steam Play AMD and Valve are working on CPU frequency/power scaling improvements to enhance the Steam Play gaming experience on modern AMD platforms running Linux. There is an issue with the ACPI CPUFreq… Go To Full Article

Facebook disables accounts of NYU team looking into political ad targeting

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Before the US election last year, a team of researchers from New York University's engineering school launched a project to gather more data on political ads. In particular, the team wanted to know how political advertisers choose the demographic their… Go To Full Article

Apple restores the dedicated 'Store' tab to its website

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After going down briefly earlier today, Apple's website has returned with a new design that reintroduces a "Store" tab not unlike the one it removed nearly six years ago, MacRumors has reported. That leads to a dedicated buying section where… Go To Full Article

Oppo's latest under-screen camera may finally be capable of good photos

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Until recently, there was only one smartphone on the market equipped with an under-screen camera: last year's ZTE Axon 20 5G. Other players such as Vivo, Oppo and Xiaomi had also been testing this futuristic tech, but given the subpar… Go To Full Article

'Diablo Immortal' has been postponed until 2022

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Diablo Immortal may be a game for tiny screens, but that doesn't mean it's a small feat of development. For precisely this reason, Activision Blizzard has delayed the release of Diablo Immortal to early 2022. Go To Full Article

WhatsApp adds disappearing ‘view once’ photos to its app

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The Snapchat-like feature is similar to Instagram and Messenger’s disappearing photo features. When snapping a picture in WhatsApp, users can select the timer icon to set the photo to “view once.” Unlike regular photo or video messages, the “view once”… Go To Full Article

Facebook will host a paid movie premiere this month

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Users in any country where Facebook's paid online events are available (which now number more than 100) can watch the premiere of The Outsider, a behind-the-scenes documentary about the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. A virtual… Go To Full Article

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