Razer Blackshark V2 Pro 2023 Edition Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2024-06-22 read/post comments(0)

The 2023 upgrade of the Blackshark V2 Pro headset is worth it when considering more than double battery life, but also the upgraded microphone, which now sounds great, matching the high-end models from Corsair and making you think that the person you are talking with is right next to you! While checking out Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Need For Speed Unbound, Diablo IV and Horizon Zero Dawn, we were happy with the overall sound signature, with deep bass accompanied by loud and clear voices while in cutscenes. THX Spatial Audio is nice when utilized while watching different video clips, TV Shows and movies, but can be a hit and miss in games, some of which are implementing its own type… read more

AQIRYS ADARA MINI Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-06-14 read/post comments(0)

The ADARA MINI shares all the good features from the regular model, only now is offered in a more compact, 75% format; AQIRYS is not kidding around when it comes to board and vibration/noise dampening design so with it you will have a very pleasant typing experience, without annoying people around you. The linear HaiMu Pink switches have an amazing durability of 100 million actuations and we have had a real blast when playing Wolfenstein The New Order, It Takes Two, DOOM Eternal and Dead Space 2023! read more

Crucial T500 2TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSD with Heatsink Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2024-06-09 read/post comments(0)

The new T500 2TB mainstream drive from Crucial does integrate a Phison PS5025-E25 controller, 2GB of DDR4-4266 for caching the mapping tables but also two Micron 232-layer 3D TLC NAND modules and is able to sustained a good transfer rate unless the pSLC caching is fully filled. read more

CHERRY MC 9620 FPS RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-06-02 read/post comments(0)

MC 9620 FPS from CHERRY is an interesting mainstream offering, based on the proven PMW3360 and offering enough extra buttons for configuration purposes, when thinking more about a design meant for First Person Shooters. Granted, this is not one of the lightest mice we have encountered, but fits well in hand given its larger footprint with the palm rest extended, allowing accommodation of multiple hand shapes and sizes. read more

CHERRY KW 7100 Mini BT Multi-Device Compact Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-05-26 read/post comments(0)

KW 7100 MINI BT is an universal peripheral, meant to be used with multiple devices at once such as the smartphone, tablet, laptop, TV, miniPC and so on. The connection procedure is easy, while the keys are silent and easy to actuate; we did really enjoy the possibility of keeping the keyboard at a raised angle thanks to the included kickstands, while the carry case is meant to protect the product from damages but also from dust when it is not used. read more

ENDORFY Omnis Pudding Blue Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-05-24 read/post comments(0)

Omnis Pudding Blue has an unique signature thanks to the Kailh Blue mechanical switches, with that extra click noise, being no much heavier than the MX Reds. Because of the extra noise aspect, using these at work may disturb a bit nearby colleagues, so you should go with another switch choice in enterprise environments instead. We have tried the keyboard to type a few documents but also game in titles such as The Crew Motorfest, Fallout 76 and Escape Simulator; thanks to the extra key feedback, Omnis Pudding Blue is very precise and we did not need any time to get used to as with MX Speed. read more
Storage/SSD Team Group MP44S 1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 2230 SSD Review by stefan @ 2024-05-19
Storage/SSD Patriot Viper VP4300 Lite 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 x4 Gaming SSD Review by stefan @ 2024-05-12
Memory Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB 2x32GB DDR5 6000MHz Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2024-05-07
Audio/Others AQIRYS ALYA 2.0 Wireless Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2024-05-05
Memory Crucial 64GB Kit (2x32GB) DDR5-4800 SODIMM Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2024-04-28

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Intel "Lunar Lake" On Track for September Debut

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Intel, in its Computex 2024 event unveiled its Core Ultra 300 "Lunar Lake" processor, along with a Q3 2024 date for the processors. It now turns out that the processors won't arrive until Fall 2024, specifically September, when the various… Go To Full Article

ASRock Intros Radeon RX 6400 Low Profile Graphics Card

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ASRock expanded its entry level graphics card lineup with a new low-profile Radeon RX 6400 graphics card. Such a card had been missing in ASRock's lineup, as its only RX 6400 product had been the full-height RX 6400 Challenger, a… Go To Full Article

Intel Releases Arc GPU Graphics Drivers 101.5592 WHQL

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Intel today released the latest version of the Arc GPU Graphics drivers. Version 101.5592 WHQL is a minor update over the 101.5590 WHQL drivers that the company released on June 15. It corrects a bug that caused Pugetbench Extended Preset… Go To Full Article

Julian Assange has been released from prison in a plea deal with the US

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been released from prison and has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Espionage Act. The WikiLeaks account on X, formerly Twitter, has announced his release after being granted bail by the High Court in… Go To Full Article

Google is reportedly building AI chatbots based on celebrities and influencers

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Google’s celebrity chatbots will be powered by the company’s Gemini family of large language models according to The Information, which broke the story on Monday. The company is trying to strike partnerships with influencers as well as celebrities, and is… Go To Full Article

Windows 11 is now automatically enabling OneDrive folder backup without asking permis

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Microsoft has made OneDrive slightly more annoying for Windows 11 users. Quietly and without any announcement, the company changed Windows 11’s initial setup so that it could turn on the automatic folder backup without asking for it. Go To Full Article

Patriot Viper Xtreme 5 DDR5-7600 32 GB CL36 @ TechPowerUp

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Patriot continues to expand the Viper Xtreme 5 series, targeting PC enthusiasts and the XOC crowd. This 7600 MT kit includes three XMP profiles to get you started. With a side of some serious overclocking, follow along as we break… Go To Full Article

Valve is selling the 512GB LCD Steam Deck for less than $400

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Valve isn’t waiting for the beginning of its Steam Summer Sale to kick off the festivities. On Monday, the company posted 15 percent off deals on two discontinued Steam Deck LCD models, offering the 64GB variant for under $300 and… Go To Full Article

Paramount+ is raising prices again for all of the Tulsa King stans out there

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It’s about to get a bit more expensive to watch Tulsa King, Star Trek shows and that Sonic the Hedgehog spinoff. Paramount Global is once again raising prices for its streaming service, Paramount+, as reported by CNBC. This will bring… Go To Full Article

New difficulty mod in Stardew Valley will purge your saves if you use a guide

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A great number of us have played games in extra-difficult modes (or in the case of Kingdom Hearts, Proud Mode) to challenge ourselves. Now, a Stardew Valley player has created a “hardcore” option for the otherwise chill game, one that… Go To Full Article

Apple's iPhone 15 is up to $120 off at Woot right now

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There are some caveats. This sale is just for the standard iPhone 15, so don’t go looking for Pro or Pro Max versions. These are brand-new smartphones, but they don’t come with official Apple packaging. Instead, you get a “sleek… Go To Full Article

Government workers are being told to immediately update their Pixel phones

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There’s already a patch for the zero-day exploit but it requires a visit to the settings app to make sure the device is up to date. Government employees who do not install the security update by July 4 must “discontinue… Go To Full Article

The Elgato Stream Deck XL is 20 percent off at Amazon

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The Elgato Stream Deck XL isn't just any old model — it has 32 macro keys. You can customize each LCD key to include controls such as changing scenes, switching cameras and adjusting the audio. Plus, it offers integration with… Go To Full Article

IQUNIX Unveils EZ Series HE Gaming Keyboard

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IQUNIX, a leading innovative peripherals brand, launched the groundbreaking EZ60 and EZ63 Magnetic Switch gaming keyboards on June 19th. Designed specifically for FPS gamers, the EZ Series aims to elevate gaming experiences to new heights. With its unique e-sport aesthetic… Go To Full Article

Kingston Intros FURY Renegade RGB Limited Edition DDR5 Memory

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Kingston today formally launched the FURY Renegade RGB Limited Edition DDR5 memory kits. These were shown at the company's Computex 2024 booth earlier this month. The module's design involves a two-tone die-cast metal shroud over the aluminium heat-spreaders, which are… Go To Full Article

AGON by AOC Unveils the C27G4ZXE 27-inch 280Hz Curved Gaming Monitor

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AGON by AOC—one of the world's leading gaming monitor and IT accessories brands - is excited to unveil the AOC GAMING C27G4ZXE, a curved 27-inch (68.6 cm) Full HD monitor that pushes the boundaries of immersive, high-refresh rate gaming. Part… Go To Full Article

Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron Compete for GDDR7 Dominance

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Competition among Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron is intensifying, with a focus on enhancing processing speed and efficiency in graphics DRAM (GDDR) for AI accelerators and cryptocurrency mining. Compared with High Bandwidth Memory (HBM), the GDDR7 has a faster data… Go To Full Article

AMD Strix Halo APU variant discovered

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The shipment, containing Maple Rev.B printed circuit boards (PCBs), was dispatched on 27 May 27. These "Maple" PCBs have been linked to Strix Halo prototypes, with earlier versions, Maple Rev.A, featuring 32GB and 64GB of RAM. The thermal design power… Go To Full Article

Confusion over Lunar Lake delays

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A report from DigiTimes, a publication specialising in semiconductor news, indicates that chip deliveries are now expected in September, deviating from an initial June schedule. Intel, however, officially contests this claim and claims they would always arrive in September.… Go To Full Article

Amazon wants to bring a subscription to Alexa

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Following an increase in subscription costs and the introduction of advertisements on Prime Video, Amazon is contemplating introducing a subscription fee for its Alexa service, ranging from $5 to $10. This move aims to generate profits from the service, operating… Go To Full Article

Russian hackers behind NHS blood testing hack

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A cybercriminal syndicate, believed to be the notorious Qilin group from Russia, has orchestrated a cyberattack on Synnovis, a blood testing company affiliated with the NHS. Go To Full Article

Apple claims its Intelligence is illegal in the EU

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Jobs’ Mob has postponed deploying AI features within iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia across the European Union. The delay, attributed to the stringent stipulations of the Digital Markets Act (DMA), signals a significant pivot in the company's rollout… Go To Full Article

Framework making moves towards RISC-V

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Although still in the early stages of development, this initiative marks a significant step towards diversifying the processor options available for the Framework Laptop 13, which currently offers AMD Ryzen 5 7640U, Intel 13th Gen, or Meteor Lake processors.… Go To Full Article

Elden Ring DLC's fearsome Dancing Lion boss is just two big dudes in a suit

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Elden Ring's giant Shadow of the Erdtree expansion dropped on Friday and it didn't take long for players to poke under the hood and discover some fascinating things. The first big bad of the DLC is the Divine Beast Dancing… Go To Full Article

Apple may face a mammoth fine after the EU said it violated competition rules

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If Apple is found guilty, it could face a fine of tens of billions of dollars under the DMA’s severe penalties. Should a DMA violation be repeated, fines can reach up to 20 percent of global annual revenue. … Go To Full Article

Overclocker Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido coming back under PNY

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In case you missed it, Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido launched a lot of high-end/enthusiast graphics cards and motherboards under the EVGA brand, and with EVGA ditching Nvidia, or the other way around, we did not see such products for quite some… Go To Full Article

Latest leaks suggest price increase for Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip6

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The first leak that came from the US, revealed a price increase of $100 for both storage options, putting the entry 256GB model at $1,099.99 and the 512GB one at $1,219.99. A similar report comes from Saminsider shows that Europe… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte unveils new RTX 4070 Ti SUPER WindForce Max

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The new model gets a few updates, including a higher GPU clock, a larger Windforce cooler and a neat hidden power connector feature, which is a welcomed addition. As spotted by Videocardz.com, the new Gigabyte RTX 4070 Ti SUPER Windforce… Go To Full Article

AAEON PICO-RAP4 Harnesses 13th Gen Intel Core Processing on Pico-ITX

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AAEON, an industry-leading provider of embedded solutions, has announced the latest addition to its line of PICO-ITX boards: the PICO-RAP4. Equipped to host CPUs from the latest 13th Generation Intel Core processor platform, the PICO-RAP4 is armed with a variety… Go To Full Article

AMD Ryzen AI 300 Pro Series Could be Equipped with up to 128 GB of Memory

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According to the leaked listing posted on X by user @Orlak29_, reports suggest that Pro versions of the AMD Ryzen 7 AI and Ryzen 9 AI are in the pipeline, with a potential game-changer in the form of the high-end… Go To Full Article

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