Crucial P2 500GB PCIe M.2 2280 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2020-07-10 read/post comments(0)

The P2 offers performance improvements over the entry-level P1 regarding both reads and writes. At 50% fill, we could see a bit of performance drop due to less SLC cache left but will remain at very acceptable values for a TLC 3D NAND drive. Given the fact that the drive is also paired with a 5-year warranty, it is a good replacement product for the older SATA M.2 or 2.5’’ SSD in your laptop or desktop and comes at a very affordable price point. read more

Silicon Power Blaze B03 USB 3.2 Gen1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2020-07-03 read/post comments()

The Blaze B03 comes with a very stylish plastic chassis and offers an easy-to-use slider design, for protecting the USB connector. The transfer rates are good for a mainstream product and can be found with capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or 128GB. Thanks to the chosen material for the chassis, it weights only 13 grams and the product is also backed up by a 5-year limited warranty. read more

Dream Machines DM2 Supreme Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-06-26 read/post comments()

After customizing the DPI steps for a bit and adjusting the report rate to 1000Hz, we have started some sessions in Final Fantasy XIV, Smite but also Mafia II Definitive Edition. The sensor did track flawlessly, and we did really enjoy the comfortable shape of the DM2 Supreme. The mouse uses a rubberized, grippy coating on the whole surface but this one also picks up quite a bit of skin oils and dust, which are quite difficult to clean up. read more

Shuttle XPC nano NC10U3 Barebone Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2020-06-21 read/post comments(0)

The NC10U series follows the design lines of the previous member of the XPC nano line, the NC03U, by incorporating Whiskey Lake support and besides a noticeable boost in speed we do also get better video output options for 4K @ 60Hz, we can install more RAM but also can run memory at higher speeds than before. Unlike the DS10U3, which was designed to run in an industrial environment with passive cooling, the NC10U3 does feature active cooling with a small fan which is quite silent during normal operation or even high stress scenarios. read more

CORSAIR Elgato WAVE:3 Microphone Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2020-06-18 read/post comments(0)

WAVE:3 is easy to set up and comes with a long-enough cable for most applications. If you are a streamer or content creator, the Wave Link application will come to help by providing a lot of virtual sources for you to work with and thanks to the included hardware 3.5mm mini Jack, you can enjoy lag-free monitoring with your favorite headphones. WAVE:3 does also provide a nice white LED display in front, for easily modifying the current settings via the dial, while the Mute button can be accessed in an instant, given its capacitive nature. read more

Silicon Power Blaze B32 64GB USB 3.2 Gen1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2020-06-12 read/post comments(0)

The Blaze B32 offers a sleek design and can be easily attached to our keychain or bag. Depending on the user needs, it can be purchased with capacities of up to 256GB and transferring large files to it does not take forever. For monitoring the drive activity, we do also get a red LED in the back of the drive’s chassis and thanks to its dimensions, it won’t obstruct the nearby USB port. read more
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Storage/HDD Toshiba X300 8TB Desktop PC Hard Drive Review by stefan @ 2020-05-22
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[M] Crucial P2 500GB PCIe M.2 2280 SSD Review

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The P2 offers performance improvements over the entry-level P1 regarding both reads and writes. At 50% fill, we could see a bit of performance drop due to less SLC cache left but will remain at very acceptable values for a… Go To Full Article

iFixit takes the Oura smart ring apart to see how it works

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As we continue to work and live during the coronavirus pandemic, interest in technology that might help fight the disease has spiked, and one of the clearest examples of that is Oura’s smart ring. Early in June, researchers revealed data… Go To Full Article

Google reveals its new Nest smart speaker

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The folks at Nest couldn’t have been happy to see their next project revealed through grubby photos used for technical certification, so tonight they sent out a proper image and teaser video of the new device.If you’re looking for more… Go To Full Article

A sushi restaurant chain in Japan is using AI to evaluate tuna cuts

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The highlight of almost any sushi platter is the fatty tuna. Finding that perfect cut of tuna that melts in your mouth is something that fish buyers spend years of their life learning how to do. But now a Japanese… Go To Full Article

Blizzard makes it free to change gender in 'World of Warcraft'

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When World of Warcraft: Shadowlands comes out later this year, Blizzard plans to stop charging players a $15 fee to change the gender of one of their characters. Much like how you can tweak your character's appearance at an in-game… Go To Full Article

Corsair One i200 Compact Gaming PC (i9-10900K + 2080 Ti) @ TechPowerUp

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Corsair looks to stomp their competition by delivering exceptional performance in a tiny package with the One i200 compact gaming PC. Not only is it surprisingly quiet, but will also handle just about anything you throw at it without breaking… Go To Full Article

Facial mocap comes to Unreal Engine via new iPhone app

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A new iOS app for Unreal Engine uses your iPhone to capture your facial expressions and animate an onscreen character in real time. Live Link Face is designed to work in both professional game production settings, like a soundstage with… Go To Full Article

Superhot's standalone expansion will be free if you bought the original

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Superhot: Mind Control Delete, the sequel to one of the most inventive shooters from the past couple of years, has a release date. The standalone game will set you back $25 when it comes out on July 16th. That is… Go To Full Article

Sony invests $250 million in ‘Fortnite’ developer Epic Games

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Sony is making a significant investment into Fortnite developer Epic Games. The $250 million deal will give the PlayStation maker a minority stake in the company, which is also makes the Unreal Engine developer platform. In a statement, the companies...… Go To Full Article

Spirit Dot 2 and Spirit X2 review: Anker's impressive $80 earbuds

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Now that true wireless earbuds have gone mainstream, companies are constantly improving design, features and performance to refine them. Another key aspect of the ubiquity is lower prices. You no longer need to pay hundreds of dollars to get a… Go To Full Article

Stadia adds 'Celeste' and 'El Hijo' to its lineup

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Google is continuing to beef up the Stadia store. It announced a couple more titles that’ll be available for purchase soon: hit indie platformer Celeste and puzzle-solving stealth game El Hijo - A Wild West Tale.One of Engadget’s favorite games… Go To Full Article

iPadOS 14 hands-on: Design updates galore

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If you’ve been itching to test all of the new iPad features Apple touted during its WWDC keynote last month, today’s your day: You can download and install the iPadOS 14 public beta right now. That’s probably all some of… Go To Full Article

Apple's iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas are available today

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Apple announced plenty of dramatic changes to iOS and iPadOS during its WWDC keynote -- there's expanded widget support, an App Library for iPhones, a suite new of Apple Pencil features for the iPad, and a whole lot more. While… Go To Full Article

Netflix is making a sixth season of 'The Crown' after all

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Earlier this year, it emerged that The Crown, one of Netflix’s biggest shows, would wrap up after its fifth season. But it has reversed course, as it’s returning to creator and writer Peter Morgan’s initial concept of a six-season run… Go To Full Article

Apple is offering teachers a free coding course

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To help advance computer science education in the US, Apple is launching a new, no-cost coding course for teachers. The course is offered through Develop in Swift, Apple’s educational coding program geared toward high school and higher ed students.“T... Go To Full Article

Logitech pulls support for Harmony Express remote a year after launch

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Roughly one year after Logitech launched its Harmony Express universal remote, the company is discontinuing the device and ending support. Harmony Express was meant to be a sleek, Alexa-enabled alternative to universal remotes with touch screens and... Go To Full Article

Peacock will stream over 175 Premier League matches next season

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Streaming services’ battle for high-end content is intensifying, especially with most TV and movie productions at a standstill and those pipelines perhaps starting to dry up. So, some platforms are turning more attention to live sports. To that end,... Go To Full Article

Candy Crush creators bring Crash Bandicoot to iOS and Android

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It's a good year to be a Crash Bandicoot fan. Not only is Toys For Bob working on a direct sequel to the original, PS1-era games for a fall release -- you'll also be able to steer him through an… Go To Full Article

Upcoming Google Nest smart speaker emerges in regulatory filing

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Google appeared to discontinue the original Home speaker when it recently marked the product as “no longer available” in its store. That move suggested a replacement smart speaker is on the way, and now we’ve gotten what’s likely our first… Go To Full Article

Dell's XPS Desktop fits NVIDIA and AMD graphics inside a smaller case

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Over the past couple of years, Dell’s XPS laptop lineup has been the gold standard of Windows ultraportables. Dell is now trying to capture some of that same magic with the updated XPS Desktop. The new model affords the same… Go To Full Article

Abkoncore A530 @ TechPowerUp

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The Abkoncore A530 is just $20, and is a variation of the popular Sensei shape. Equipped with a PixArt PMW3325 sensor, Omron switches for the main buttons, and extensive software and RGB lighting configuration options, it should be worth a… Go To Full Article

The Paul Feig space comedy everybody missed will stream next month for free

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You can be entirely forgiven for not knowing that Paul Feig made a sci-fi sitcom starring a murderer’s row of comic talent. After all, Other Space debuted on Yahoo Screen* as part of the platform’s failed attempt to become the… Go To Full Article

GoPro's app turns your Hero 8 Black into a wide-angle webcam

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Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, you may not have had the chance to use your fancy new GoPro Hero 8 Black as much as you had planned. The good news is that it can now double as webcam. Following its… Go To Full Article

Here's 10 minutes of 'Paper Mario: The Origami King' gameplay

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Paper Mario: The Origami King is quietly terrifying. Its story involves threats of grievous torture, a megalomaniacal dictator bent on ruination, and the murder of the soul. Thankfully though, everything and every character in the game is made out of...… Go To Full Article

Western Digital's 16TB and 18TB Gold Drives: EAMR HDDs Enter the Retail Channel

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Western Digital made a number of announcements yesterday related to their enterprise hard-disk drives (HDD) product lines. While there was nothing unexpected in terms of the products being announced, two aspects stood out - one was the retail availability of… Go To Full Article

Canon’s 45-megapixel flagship EOS R5 can record 8K video

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After teasing it for months, Canon has taken the wraps of the 45-megapixel, $3,899 EOS R5, the most impressive-looking mirrorless camera for video we’ve seen so far. As we already knew, it will shoot 8K 12-bit RAW video aided by… Go To Full Article

Canon takes on Sony's A7 series with the full-frame EOS R6 camera

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Canon has unveiled the 20.1-megapixel EOS R6, the little brother to the gobsmacking 8K EOS R5 camera it unveiled at the same event today. At $2,499, the R6 is everything we hoped the EOS R would be (and more) and… Go To Full Article

Businesses on WhatsApp can share their info with QR codes

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Businesses on WhatsApp can now take advantage of the app’s QR code feature to make it easier for customers to message them. A week after introducing a similar feature for WhatsApp users looking to share contact information, the app is… Go To Full Article

OnePlus owners can claim an exclusive 'Fortnite' dance emote

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Fortnite players who have a OnePlus phone are in for a treat. Starting today and for a limited time, you can snag a free, exclusive Bhangra Boogie dance emote if you have a OnePlus 3 or newer. You’ll have to… Go To Full Article

More news on Thunderbolt 4 emerges

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Should be around this year Chipzilla has revealed more about Thunderbolt 4 - its cable connectivity product - and is telling anyone who will listen that it can docks with up to four Thunderbolt ports and universal… Go To Full Article

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