Toshiba Exceria Pro N502 SD Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2018-10-14 read/post comments(0)

The Exceria Pro N502 has easily got to the first place in terms of performance versus the previously tested cards; the latest UHS-II standard does make possible up to 8K video recording and the safe operating conditions vary from -20 to 85 degrees Celsius (without condensation). As we have seen with other Toshiba products, the N502 is x-ray proof, so you do not have to worry about scans at the airport security checkpoints. read more

HTC U12+ Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2018-10-05 read/post comments(0)

The new HTC flagship does incorporate a unique interaction mode with the aluminum frame and instead of using regular buttons, it comes with pressure-sensitive sensors instead. It comes with a 6 inch Super LCD 6 screen that sports a resolution of 2880x1440 and an aspect ratio of 18:9; the pixel density is 537 and two color gamut presets are preloaded into the software distribution (DCI-P3 and sRGB). The included BoomSound speakers sound loud and clear, while the USonic earbuds audio signature can be fine-tuned on our liking and are the ideal companion when commuting to work. read more

CORSAIR Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock Presentation

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2018-10-02 read/post comments()

The new Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock is very easy to operate and requires no drivers on the Windows 10 platform, while on Macs we do have the software solution supplied on the web. Thanks to the 40Gb/s interface, the devices we connect to it will be not slowed down and is great for using it along large displays at presentations or for viewing multimedia content, while on-the-go. read more

Shuttle XPC Slim Barebone DH310 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2018-09-28 read/post comments(0)

By having compatibility with the latest, non-ULV Coffee Lake processors from Intel, the Shuttle DH310 can deliver quite a bit of performance. Even if the i5 8600K is a 95W SKU, the TDP is automatically driven down to 65W maximum, this also meaning that the performance has been lowered a bit when all cores are at maximum load; in many other non-stressful usage patterns, the cores can reach the maximum Turbo Frequency without no issues at all. The unit can be used for many purposes, such as digital signage, POI, POS, office, healthcare, industry, media center and more given its multitude of interfaces. read more

Patriot Memory Viper RGB Series DDR4 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2018-09-21 read/post comments(0)

Even if Patriot Memory has arrived a little bit late to the table with their Viper RGB series, these do not disappoint and come with a unique appearance; depending on your system setup appearance and the desired XMP 2.0 speeds, you can choose to go either with black or white heatsinks, while the RGB 5-segment setup will surely bring a lot of eye candy to your machine. The product does feature compatibility in terms of RGB lighting with the most-known motherboard brands and for the others we do have the ability to use Patriot’s own software, supplied on the website. read more

Creative Sound BlasterX G6 7.1 HD Gaming DAC and External USB Sound Card Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2018-09-15 read/post comments(0)

The latest Sound BlasterX G6 DAC and external sound card is very flexible in terms of supported platforms, but also features important upgrades over the G5. We do have now a future-proof 32-bit/384kHz, 130dB DAC that is combined with separate amplification for each channel, marketed as Xamp. The amplifier supports up to 600 ohm headphones and with the G6 we also have now Dolby Digital Decoding. Scout Mode was been introduced quite some time ago and applies certain filters in-game, for hearing more clearly footsteps, weapons and should give you an advantage. For easy operation, we do also have a hardware button for Scout Mode, but also for switching between different preset profiles or for choosing the amplification. read more
Others/All-in-one PC ECS LIVA Q2 Pocket PC Review by stefan @ 2018-09-07
Storage/SSD Crucial MX500 250GB M.2 Type 2280 SSD Review by stefan @ 2018-08-27
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle XPC Slim Barebone DL10J Review by stefan @ 2018-08-20
Motherboards/AMD AM4 BIOSTAR Racing X470GT8 AM4 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2018-08-13
Storage/Other Toshiba High Speed M203 MicroSDXC Card Review by stefan @ 2018-08-03

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Facebook hires tarnished UK politician to fix its reputation

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These days, all Facebook seems to do is lurch from one public relations crisis to a political one, and back again. Consequently, the company has decided to hire a British former politician, Sir Nick Clegg, as VP of Global Affairs… Go To Full Article

Volvo is betting big on mobile to push its car subscription service

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The Volvo S60 will be the second car the automaker will "lease" via its Care by Volvo subscription service when it lands in showrooms in the next few months. But it turns out, that half the folks that flocked to… Go To Full Article

EVGA Supernova 650 G3 Review

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EVGA probably isn’t the first name you think of regarding high-quality PSUs, but they’re certainly no newbies considering they made what is basically the Tesla Roadster of PSUs – top-flight specs that almost everyone wants, but also massive overkill and… Go To Full Article

TSMC expects 10 per cent of sales to be 7nm

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Thanks, Intel and Gloflo TSMC expects 7nm chip sales to account for 10 percent of its 2018 revenues after its rivals decided to give the technology a miss or delayed development. The outfit said… Go To Full Article

PS4 zombie thriller 'Days Gone' delayed yet again

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You'll have to wait a bit longer to mow down zombies (sorry, Freakers) on the upcoming PS4 action-survival game Days Gone. Sony is again pushing back the exclusive title from its slated February 22nd release date to April 26th. The… Go To Full Article

Samsung shows off Windows S

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Galaxy Book 2 is a Windows ultraportable powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 Samsung has been showing off its Galaxy Book 2, a Windows ultraportable powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 chip. The only downside is… Go To Full Article

Fab manufacturing equipment gets created for ARM first

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35 million ARM vs 1.6 million "other“ wafers There is one big change that is happening in the manufacturing equipment industry and ARM used its ARMTechCon to educate us about the big change. Drew Henry, SVP of… Go To Full Article

Facebook investors want Mark Zuckerberg's head

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To hang in their garden for the crows to peck Public fund investors want Mark Zuckerberg out as chairman of Facebook. Major Facebook investors, including public pension funds and state officials, are pushing for… Go To Full Article

Next gen 2019 Snapdragon PC goes multi OS

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Chrome to join Windows 10 Miguel Nunes, a senior director of product management at Qualcomm, took the stage at one of the ARM TechCon presentations and shared details about the 2019 always connected Snapdragon PC. ACPC stands… Go To Full Article

Uber adds VoIP calling option to its app

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Uber now allows riders and drivers to communicate over voice over internet protocol (VoIP) in addition to SMS texts, in-app messaging and regular phone calls. The Verge reports that Uber announced the global availability of the VoIP feature at a… Go To Full Article

Enermax T.B. Silence ADV 120 and 140 Fan Review

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Today we have tested on the Enermax T.B. Silence ADV 120 and Enermax T.B. Silence ADV 140 fans. The ADV version is a new development of the well-known T.B. Silence fans from Enermax, which should be up to 20… Go To Full Article

Crucial P1 1000GB NVMe M.2 SSD Review @ Hardware Asylum

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What starts with N, ends with VMe and is now part of a SSD offered by Crucial? When you give up click the link below, maybe even post it on your website cause that would be cool. … Go To Full Article

Apple iPhone Xr pre-orders are now open

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Apple opened pre-orders for its more expensive iPhone models shortly after they were announced, leaving the more affordable iPhone Xr out of the lineup. Now, you can finally pre-order an iPhone Xr if you can't stomach paying a grand for… Go To Full Article

Scoot brings electric scooter rentals to Santiago, Chile

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Scoot is expanding into its third city and it's bringing electric scooters to Santiago, Chile. As part of a pilot program, Scoot will be allowed to launch a fleet of its electric kick scooters in the business district of Las… Go To Full Article

Shaper's AR-equipped Origin power cutter is going on sale for $2,500

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If you've been itching to add AR to your DIY with a handheld CNC, you'll be happy to know that Shaper's Origin augmented reality power cutter will once again be available for purchase. Originally launched in 2016, Origin scans visual… Go To Full Article

Corsair MP510 Review @ Vortez

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The MP510 launches with four capacities, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB and 1920GB and boasts sequential read and write speeds of a lofty 3480MB/s and 3000MB/s respectively. Corsair also claim the drive can manage 610,000 4K IOPS read and 580,000 4K IOPS… Go To Full Article

'Red Dead Redemption 2' starts its 100GB pre-release downloads tonight

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After some long (or, not so long?) days by everyone on the Rockstar Games team, Red Dead Redemption 2 is nearly upon us. Ahead of its release October 26th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Rockstar has revealed one more… Go To Full Article

Sam’s Club expands same-day grocery delivery through Instacart

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Sam's Club, Walmart's members-only warehouse stores, will start offering same-day grocery delivery at half of its US locations by the end of October. The service will expand this month to more than 100 Sam's Club locations, serving nearly 1,000 zip… Go To Full Article

Uber will make more personalized ride recommendations

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Uber's app is getting a little smarter. TechCrunch reports that the company will begin making more personalized ride recommendations that take into account the length of your trip, your destination and your previous ride history. Ultimately, the goal... … Go To Full Article

Google Maps ETA sharing comes to iOS, third-party apps

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The overhaul of Google Maps is continuing, this time with ETA sharing. After first introducing the feature in 2017, Google is giving users the ability to share their location and route in real-time with others on both Android and iOS… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition @ TechPowerUp

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GeForce RTX 2070 is NVIDIA's most affordable RTX-capable graphics card today. We ran it through 23 games at three resolutions, and the performance results are encouraging. The card sits right between the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti, with pricing… Go To Full Article

Facebook’s confusion about its Portal camera is concerning

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Facebook couldn't have picked a worse time to introduce Portal, a camera-equipped smart display designed to make video chatting in your home easier. And, if the rumors are true, the company is reportedly also preparing to launch a video chat… Go To Full Article

Amazon's Alexa 'whisper mode' starts rolling out today

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One of the new features introduced at last month's Amazon hardware event was the ability to whisper to your Amazon Echo device -- and have Alexa whisper back to you. Amazon confirmed to Engadget that this feature, called "whisper mode,"… Go To Full Article

Kyocera releases tiny e-paper companion phone in Japan

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If you've been curious as to what Instagram might look like on an e-paper screen and happen to live in Japan, the Kyocera Card Keitai KY-01L might be of interest. It's a companion device that's supposed to be a sidekick… Go To Full Article

Google Play update enables smaller app installs

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Google has implemented changes to the Play Store, which could translate to smaller applications that are much, much kinder to your phone's storage and memory. Earlier this year, it introduced a new app publishing format called Android App Bundle that...… Go To Full Article

Macs Could Jump to ARM in 2020

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TSMC is already making all of Apple's 7nm iPhone chips, and a new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that TSMC will remain their sole supplier in 2019 and 2020. That isn't a huge surprise, as TSMC, Samsung, and Intel… Go To Full Article

Apple is holding its iPad and Mac event on October 30th

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Those rumors of Apple holding a second fall event were true. The company has announced plans for a special event on October 30th, and not at Apple Park -- this time, it's at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New… Go To Full Article

Facebook Accused of Inflating Ad-Watching Metrics

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A new lawsuit accuses Facebook of inflating ad-watching metrics by up to 900%. Facebook allegedly knew for over a year that its average-viewership numbers were wrong and simply remained quiet. Facebook then leveraged these lies to sell premium video advertising… Go To Full Article

US semiconductor company claims Huawei tried to steal its technology

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Huawei has faced quite a bit of pushback in the US as lawmakers and government agencies continue to claim the company and its potential connections to the Chinese government pose a security threat to the country. But the company is… Go To Full Article

Jabra's Elite 65t are the most versatile headphones you can buy

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Let's face it: Most of us don't want to spend our hard-earned cash on multiple pairs of headphones laying around for specific uses. Sure, it's nice to have your travel set, another for the gym and a third for pristine… Go To Full Article

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