SteelSeries Prime Mini Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-11-29 read/post comments(0)

The new, smaller form factor feels nice, no matter if we do use a mobile gaming platform or a fully-fledged desktop computer. We have tested the mouse in Age of Empires IV, ArcheAge: Unchained, Control but also OUTRIDERS. The TrueMove Pro sensor did track flawlessly on our cloth pad and we found the 1800 CPI resolution optimal for our 1440P screen resolution. read more

RAZER Kraken V3 HyperSense Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2021-11-22 read/post comments(0)

The Kraken V3 HyperSense shares a lot of features with the Nari Ultimate we have reviewed back in 2020, but we have found the haptic feedback to be more balanced, while with the wired version we do not need to keep charging so quickly (Nari Ultimate Lucio Edition needed a full recharge at every 8 hours). The microphone has been improved noticeably, while the vibration effect modes can be switched with accessing the hardware button, without the need of accessing Synapse software at all. read more

KIOXIA EXCERIA High-Endurance microSD 256GB Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2021-11-21 read/post comments(0)

The KIOXIA EXCERIA High Endurance 256GB microSDXC card performs great for its speed class, going in-line with the declared numbers. It uses BiCS 3D Flash memory from Toshiba and comes with very useful features such as waterproof, shockproof, X-ray proofing, temperature durability, ESD immunity but also overheating/ignition prevention. read more

ECS LIVA Q3 Plus Mini-PC Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2021-11-15 read/post comments(0)

The LIVA Q3 Plus mini-PC from ECS did not disappoint us at all, incorporating a capable piece of hardware in a very small chassis. The system feels snappy in most usage environments, the only slowness we have noticed being during application installs, due to usage of eMMC. Thanks to the solid copper piece on the top and active cooling, the temperature at highest loads is well within safe margins, while the computer remains almost as silent as in IDLE mode. read more

KIOXIA TransMemory U301 USB 3.2 Gen1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2021-11-08 read/post comments(0)

The mainstream TransMemory U301 USB 3.2 Gen1 Flash Drive from KIOXIA is very compact and quite speedy in term of read speeds. The writes are quite slow, so we would mostly recommend it to be used with smaller files or as a drive to store frequently used program kits such as Windows OS, Office and so on. read more

Patriot Viper Elite II 64GB (2x32GB) C20 DDR4 Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2021-11-01 read/post comments(0)

The Viper Elite II memory from Patriot does come with plenty of performance, while being compatible with the latest AMD and Intel systems. By offering capacities of up to 64GB, we can use it in high-end systems for running multiple processes as once such as virtual machines, but it is also ready for working with large video projects in DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro 2021. No RGB is available with this series, while the red/black color scheme should nicely fit with most gaming motherboards out there. read more
Storage/SSD KIOXIA XG6-P Series 2TB SSD Review by stefan @ 2021-10-25
Storage/Other Silicon Power PD60 M.2 Enclosure Review by stefan @ 2021-10-22
Audio/Others 1MORE ColorBuds 2 In-Ear TWS Earbuds Review by stefan @ 2021-10-18
Storage/Other Patriot Supersonic Rage Prime 1TB USB 3.2 Gen2 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2021-10-11
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ASRock Z690 Steel Legend WiFi 6E Motherboard

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" ... If you're planning to build a PC based on Intel's 12th gen Alder Lake processor and Z690 platform, then the ASRock Z690 Steel Legend WiFi 6e motherboard is a great all-rounder. It's a good upgrade path if you… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will power the next generation of Android flagships

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Every December for the last few years, Qualcomm has held an annual event in Hawaii to announce its latest flagship mobile chipset. This year was no different with the company taking the opportunity to unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Flagship SoC for 2022 Devices

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At this year’s Tech Summit from Hawaii, it’s time again for Qualcomm to unveil and detail the company’s most important launch of the year, and to showcase the newest Snapdragon flagship SoCs that will be powering our upcoming 2022 devices.… Go To Full Article

XPG Starker Air @ TechPowerUp

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The XPG Starker Air is a compact ATX chassis with a magnetic metal front cover and a bit of added height for ceiling-based liquid cooling. Available in black or white, the XPG Starker Air takes the original and improves on… Go To Full Article

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti vs. Radeon RX 6800 @ TechPowerUp

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In this article, we're testing 50 games on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and compare the FPS against AMD's Radeon RX 6800 to determine which card offers the best performance. We also dig a bit deeper and look at… Go To Full Article

Twitch now works with SharePlay on the iPhone and iPad

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Twitch has rolled out another feature designed to bring viewers closer together. The livestreaming service now supports SharePlay on iPhone and iPad, so up to 32 people can watch the same stream while they're on a FaceTime call. Go To Full Article

Three Google workers sue over alleged violations of 'don't be evil' motto

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Google's classic "don't be evil" mantra may have been more of a philosophical statement than a practical guideline, but former staff members now want to hold the company accountable for it. NPR and The Verge say ex-engineers Paul Duke, Rebecca… Go To Full Article

Meta’s crypto chief is leaving the company

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David Marcus, the longtime Facebook executive who has overseen the company’s embattled cryptocurrency plans, is leaving the company. Marcus will step down from the company at the end of 2021, he wrote in a Facebook post. The… Go To Full Article

'Fall Guys' for Switch and Xbox delayed until 2022

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The latest season of Fall Guys is underway and although there's a party vibe this time around, those on Nintendo Switch and Xbox are unfortunately unable to join the festivities. Developer Mediatonic has once again delayed the adorable battle royale… Go To Full Article

Farming Simulator 22: DLSS vs. DLAA vs. FSR Comparison @ TechPowerUp

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Farming Simulator 22 has support for NVIDIA's Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing (DLAA), NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), and AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). In this mini-review, we take a look at and compare the image quality and performance offered by… Go To Full Article

Bethesda shows off more 'Starfield' in a seven-minute featurette

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Starfield is just under a year away from landing on PC and Xbox Series X/S, and Bethesda has offered another peek at what's in store with a mini documentary. The seven-minute "Into the Starfield: The Endless Pursuit" featurette shows a… Go To Full Article

Jack Dorsey took on Twitter’s biggest problems, but leaves plenty of challenges for h

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After a six-year stint as CEO (again), Jack Dorsey is leaving Twitter in a very different place than when he took it over in 2015. Back then, not everyone was excited about the return of the company’s cofounder. Even though… Go To Full Article

Roomba vacuums can now clean around Christmas trees and stray shoes

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The holidays can be messy, but iRobot is betting its robot vacuums will make the cleanup somewhat bearable. It's updating the Roomba J7 and J7+ with the ability to recommend a Christmas tree zone through the iRobot Home app. Accept… Go To Full Article

Formula E says third-gen vehicle will be the world's most efficient race car

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Formula E has announced what it claims is the planet's most efficient race car. Teams will use the third-generation (Gen3) electric car in the 2022-23 season and can start testing it in the spring. Not only is… Go To Full Article

DJI Mavic 3 drone review: Cinematic power at a price

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DJI’s Mavic 3 created early buzz when a leak suggested it would have a large 4/3 sensor and dual camera system, along with an incredible 46 minutes of range. However, potential buyers were also shocked to learn that it has… Go To Full Article

Twitter bans sharing 'private' images and videos without consent

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Twitter has expanded its private information policy to include media, banning users from sharing photos or videos of a private individual without their permission. The company notes that tweeting such images can violate someone's privacy and potentially lead to harm… Go To Full Article

Patient receives the world's first fully 3D-printed prosthetic eye

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A patient has been fitted with a highly realistic 3D printed prosthetic eye for the first time ever, Fraunhofer Technology has announced. Patient Steve Verze received the high-tech version as a permanent replacement for his traditional prosthetic eye. "It makes… Go To Full Article

Ninja's 10-in-1 multicooker is 41 percent off at Amazon

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Don't worry if you missed out on Black Friday multicooker deals — there are still big bargains available. Ninja's OS301 Foodi 10-in-1 cooker is back on sale at Amazon for $119, or 41 percent off its usual price. As with… Go To Full Article

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 drops to an all-time low of $149

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If you weren't able to grab a smartwatch this past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, here's a deal you may want to take a note of: Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 is currently available for only $149 on Amazon. That's… Go To Full Article

Apple car will arrive at the same time as Linux on the desktop

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Years after big reveal, Tame Apple Press predicts Apple is unlikely to get its car vapourware on the road for at least another 20 years even if it has a "big reveal" in five years, the… Go To Full Article

Cloud native games scoring funding

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Could be the next big thing The cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street appear to be getting excited about cloud-based gaming. In cloud gaming, a game is computed in internet-connected datacentres, and then the… Go To Full Article

Intel updates old tech in secret lab

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Runs security tests Chipzilla has a secret lab which hires more than 100,000 staff, whose only job is to make sure that security tests are carried out on its more ancient tech, according to the Wall Street… Go To Full Article

Minions sue Google for doing evil

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Apparently minions don't like evil much A group of former Google minions has sued the company for breaching their employment contracts by not honouring its famous motto "don't be evil". In the lawsuit filed… Go To Full Article

Samsung releases new VW chips

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For 5G infotainment system Samsung has revealed new auto chips targeting demand for advanced chips in cars, including one mounted in Volkswagen's infotainment system made by its rival LG. Demand is rising for "high-tech"… Go To Full Article

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey quits

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Agrawal now leads the company Twitter boss Jack Dorsey is stepping down from as chief executive and Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal will takeover. Agrawal, a 10-year Twitter veteran, is part of a board… Go To Full Article

Volvo still badly hit by chip shortage

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Will continue until next year Volvo Cars warned that the sector-wide semiconductor shortage would continue into next year, as its first quarterly report since listing on the stock market a month ago confirmed a dip in revenue… Go To Full Article

UK competition regulator orders Meta to sell Giphy

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As rumored, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ordered Meta (Facebook) to sell Giphy, saying the deal "could harm social media users and UK advertisers." It found that the deal would boost Meta's already prodigious market power by… Go To Full Article

Clearview AI fined £17 million for breaching UK data protection laws

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The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has provisionally fined the facial recognition company Clearview AI £17 million ($22.6 million) for breaching UK data protection laws. It said that Clearview allegedly failed to inform citizens that it was collecting billions of… Go To Full Article

'Rocket League Sideswipe' rolls out globally on iOS and Android

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After launching into pre-season earlier this month, the mobile game Rocket League Sideswipe is rolling out to iOS and Android users around the world, 9to5Mac has reported. The side-scrolling car soccer game was unveiled earlier this year as a mobile,… Go To Full Article

Amazon ordered to rerun contentious Alabama union election

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Amazon will have to redo the union election held at its Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center back in April. According to Politico, Lisa Henderson, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 10 Director, has ordered the e-commerce giant to hold another… Go To Full Article

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