Crucial P3 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2022-11-27 read/post comments()

As an entry-level to mainstream PCIe 4.0 SSD, the P3 Plus 2TB can offer quite a bit of sustained performance thanks to the pseudo-SLC inside of the Micron 176-layer NAND ICs. While it comes with the same main components as the PCIe 3.0 P3, there are subtle differences at the hardware level onboard but also the firmware, so flashing a P3 Plus firmware to the P3 won’t automatically transform it into a P3 Plus drive. read more

SteelSeries Apex 9 TKL Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2022-11-20 read/post comments(0)

Before trying the keyboard out, we have started typing some articles and we were quite happy with the optical switches’ response, while keeping noise at a minimum; due to the very fast response time you may need an adjustment time though. The matte keycaps do offer a nice grippy feel while the customizable kickstands do increase the comfort level. When switching to gaming, after some rounds in Shatterline, Warhammer Vermintide 2 but also when playing Dying Light 2, the 1mm actuation response is instant and does really help especially when things get complicated with a lot of enemies are there to get you. read more

Silicon Power Marvel M02 128GB USB 3.2 Gen 1 USB Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2022-11-14 read/post comments(0)

While the writes of the Marvel M02 are decent, in terms of reads it is snappy since we have recorded average rates up to 90MB/s. Since the product comes with capacities from 16GB up to 128GB, this drive was not thought from the start to hold a lot of data, but mainly some software kits or other type of data we may need to transfer from one computer to the other. For other tasks involving large files we already have other models available which employ SSD-like NAND. read more

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7P Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2022-11-07 read/post comments(0)

When compared to the Arctis Nova 3, the Nova 7P sports a very similar sound signature, since it is using the same set of custom speaker drivers, 40mm with a frequency response between 20 and 22kHz. We tested the headset in both multimedia content and games, and we really enjoyed the combination of crisp highs and great sounding lows, even when using the default EQ. The price difference exists because of the WiFi/BT convenience, which does even allow listening to two sound sources at the same time, the great battery life during a single charge (38 hours) with fast charge support and overall, we are getting increased liberty of movement given the operating range. read more

BIOSTAR X670E VALKYRIE AM5 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/AMD AM5 by stefan @ 2022-10-31 read/post comments(0)

The X670E VALKYRIE board from BIOSTAR is a solid offering, coming with support for latest technologies such as PCIe Gen 5, integrates a solid VRM for handling the new power-hungry Ryzen 7000 processors, no less than four M.2 slots for storage which minimizes the need of using SATA drives on the same system, onboard buttons for easy Power/Reset/CMOS Reset actions and decent memory overclocking support. read more

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 1TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2022-10-25 read/post comments(0)

The Rocket 4 Plus 1TB has performed as expected given the fact that we are dealing with half of the NAND ICs we have had with the 2TB SKU, so implicitly a smaller quantity of pseudo-SLC cache, while the DDR4 cache was clocked a bit lower. Thanks to the use of TLC NAND, the functionality of the drive is very little affected in terms of performance when having it over 50% filled, but when writing very large quantities of data to it at once, it tends to overheat and throttle. read more
Audio/Others AQIRYS LYRA Wired/Wireless Headset Review by stefan @ 2022-10-21
Storage/SSD Crucial P3 2TB PCIe M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 SSD Review by stefan @ 2022-10-18
Others/All-in-one PC ECS LIVA One H610 Barebone Review by stefan @ 2022-10-14
Audio/Others Creative Zen Hybrid Wireless Headphones with Hybrid ANC Review by stefan @ 2022-10-11
Memory Neo Forza TRINITY JETBLACK DDR5 6000 64GB (2x32GB) Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2022-10-07

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Write a poem about Madshrimps

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Madshrimps, oh Madshrimps! Your tech knowledge runs deep Your reviews are a-plenty Giving us insight we seek You cover hardware, software And all that in between Your expertise is undeniable For…

OnePlus promises four years of major OS updates for some 2023 phones

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OnePlus is joining the ranks of Android vendors committing to longer-term support. The Oppo brand is promising four years of major OxygenOS updates for "selected" phones launching in 2023 and later. They'll also receive five years of security patches. The… Go To Full Article

Tales of the M1 GPU

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There is still a long road ahead! The UAPI that we are using right now is still a prototype, and there are a lot of new features that need to be added or redesigned in order to support a full… Go To Full Article

Twitter’s former head of safety says platform is less safe under Elon Musk

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In his first public interview since abruptly quitting Twitter, Yoel Roth, the company’s former head of trust and safety, said he believes the platform is less safe under Elon Musk. Speaking at an event hosted by the Knight Foundation, Roth… Go To Full Article

ZADAK Spark RGB 32GB DDR5-6000 CL40 Memory Kit

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"**...*The ZADAK Spark RGB is one of the most interesting DDR5 memory series you can get on the market right now. It offers an original design that looks exceptional and will match any gaming PC. It's for sure fast and… Go To Full Article

iPhone 15 Rumors Tease Design Change and State-of-the-Art Cameras

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While we’re still a good ten months away from the iPhone 15 release, that hasn’t stopped reports, news, and rumors from emerging over the last few weeks. From talks of a curved rear design and dual front-facing cameras to a… Go To Full Article

Amazon Luna is Slimming Down its Games Library

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Amazon has made itself a place in the game streaming ecosystem with Luna, especially with the shutdown of Google Stadia. Unfortunately, Amazon Luna will be dramatically trimming its library, removing almost 50 games in total. Go To Full Article

Would You Live in a New 3D-Printed Moon Hut?

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NASA spacecrafts tend not to be the most comfortable places to live, and have sleeping arrangements that make an uncomfortable futon look like a deluxe bed. One company may make it easier one day for astronauts and eventually moon tourists… Go To Full Article

Why You Should Own an Impact Wrench

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You’ll find an Impact wrench in every mechanics tool chest, and it’s one of the best affordable tools every DIY enthusiast should own, whether it’s for working on your car or doing tasks around the house. Go To Full Article

Netflix's latest batch of games includes a Hello Kitty rhythm title

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Netflix has added three new mobile games to its catalog, and they're eclectic... with a distinctly feline theme. The highlight is Hello Kitty Happiness Parade, a relentlessly cute rhythm game from Rogue Games that has up to three players dance… Go To Full Article

'Pong' is now half a century old

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Exactly 50 years ago today, Atari released Pong. It wasn’t the first video game ever created, nor the original take on virtual table tennis – a fact that would eventually lead to two decades of lawsuits. But in Pong, the… Go To Full Article

Overwatch 2's season two trailer teases a new game mode and the latest map

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Two months after its chaotic launch, Overwatch 2 is in a much healthier place and Blizzard is gearing up for the game's second season. A gameplay trailer for the season, which starts on December 6th and will introduce another new… Go To Full Article

Shockingly, the Pixel 7a will probably look a lot like the Pixel 6a

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If history is anything to go on, Google won’t announce the next entry in its Pixel A series until I/O 2023. That means we could be waiting as much as six months before the company is ready to share any… Go To Full Article

Windows 11 Has a New VPN Status Indicator

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Microsoft already released the big Windows 11 update for the year, 22H2, but the company isn’t slowing down on development. A new feature is now in testing that aims to improve VPNs on Windows. Go To Full Article

Amazon’s Create With Alexa generates unique animated children’s stories on Echo Show

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Tools like DALL-E 2, Stable Diffusion and Midjourney, which generate images based on a few lines of text, briefly set social media ablaze this year. But Amazon’s entry into the AI art world is a bit different. Create with Alexa… Go To Full Article

Sony steps into the Metaverse with the 'Mocopi' motion tracking system

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Sony has launched an interesting product called Mocopi, consisting of six motion-tracking bands worn on your hands, feet, back and head, with a price of 49,500 yen (about $358). The aim is to let you track your body to create… Go To Full Article

Samsung's next Unpacked event could be in the first week of February

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Galaxy S23 series as the star of the show According to a fresh rumor, Samsung could set its next Unpacked event in the first week of February, with the venue set in San Francisco. … Go To Full Article

Next year's Raptor Lake product listings out

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Core i9-13900KS could boost up to 6 GHz Chipzilla is expected to launch locked Raptor Lake SKUs early next year and PC-Canada has gotten its paws on listings for locked Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and… Go To Full Article

Ireland fines Meta €265 million

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User data made public Ireland's Data Protection watchdog the DPC has fined Meta €265 million for failing to safeguard the personal data of more than half a billion users of its Facebook service. The… Go To Full Article

Semiconductor revenue growth declines

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Global economy and consumer demand goes down the loo Beancounters at*Gartner have consulted their tarot cards and predicted that semiconductor revenue growth is now going to decline by 3.6 per cent in 2023 due to the “rapid… Go To Full Article

INNO3D GeForce RTX 4090 iCHILL X3 Review @ Hardware-Mag.de

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We have just released a review of the overclocked INNO3D GeForce RTX 4090 iCHILL X3 graphics card with 24 GB GDDR6X memory and Nvidia Ada Lovelace-based AD102-300-GPU, including lots of benchmarks in different presets (e.g. Raytracing, Full- and Ultra-HD), power… Go To Full Article

Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse

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" ... The Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless gaming mouse is one of those gems that a lot of people have either overlooked, or don't know about. It's extremely affordable and offers decent features commonly found on high-end expensive gaming mice.*" Go To Full Article

Elon Musk claims Apple has 'threatened to withhold’ Twitter from the App Store

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Elon Musk has taken aim at Apple’s App Store policies amid claims that the company has “threatened to withhold” Twitter from its store. According to Musk, Apple “won’t tell us why” it has an issues with Twitter, but the threats… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi sets the Xiaomi 13 series launch event for December 1st

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MIUI 14 as well Xiaomi has officially confirmed its Xiaomi 13 series event for December 1st. Xiaomi's MIUI 14 will also be unveiled at the same event. The event will be held on December… Go To Full Article

Tesla is reportedly redesigning the Model 3 to cut production costs

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Tesla is working on a redesign of the Model 3 codenamed “Highland,” according to Reuters. The company’s goal is to reportedly reduce the complexity and number of components required to produce the sedan. The redesign could include changes to the… Go To Full Article

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 5 falls to $230 with a charger for Cyber Monday

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If you've already been looking to buy Samsung's Galaxy Watch 5, today looks like a good time to take the plunge. The Android smartwatch is now on sale from $230 at several retailers, and at Amazon you can get a… Go To Full Article

Apple Watch Ultra's powerful diving tools arrive with the Oceanic+ app

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Apple said the Watch Ultra would be more useful for divers once a key app arrived, and that moment is finally here. Hush Outdoors and Apple have released Oceanic+, effectively giving Ultra owners a recreation-oriented dive computer. The software tracks… Go To Full Article

Meta fined €265 million over Facebook data scraping in the EU

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Meta has been hit with a €265 million ($277 million) fine for failing to prevent millions of Facebook users' mobile phone numbers and other data from being scraped and dumped online, Independent.ie has reported. It's the second fine levied by… Go To Full Article

WhatsApp's latest feature makes it easier to send messages to yourself

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WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that lets you send messages to yourself like reminders and shopping lists, parent Meta has confirmed with TechCrunch. Called "Message Yourself," the feature was first spotted by WaBetaInfo several weeks ago as part of… Go To Full Article

Cyber Monday expected to hit $11.2 billion

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Last of the big spends Spending on Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day, is set to hit a record $11.2 billion, according to a report. The Adobe Analytics report predicts spending on Cyber… Go To Full Article

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