Razer Hammerhead Duo In-ear Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-05-16 read/post comments(0)

After connecting the headset to our DELL Inspiron 7577 laptop combo jack, we tested the headset with different YouTube content, light gaming and some TV shows: thanks to the dual driver implementation, we are clearly seeing a better bass representation and very clear highs, which is a notable improvement over the previously tested models. Thanks to the included silicone tips, the shape of the earpieces and the light aluminum construction, the Hammerhead Duo is very comfortable and we did not encounter situations where it would fell out of one of our ears. While lower-priced headsets of this size do distort at higher volumes, these do not have issues when cranking up the volume; however, given the in-ear type of headset,… read more

CORSAIR IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-05-10 read/post comments(0)

The wireless feature addition to the IRONCLAW RGB series is nice to have, especially thanks to the SLIPSTREAM technology that allows very low latencies, so you will not see differences versus wired mode. The included 1000mAh rechargeable Li-Po battery allows usage up to 16 hours from a single charge on WiFi, with all RGB segments turned on; if we go in Power Saving mode, the LED lighting turns off, but we will benefit from much more usage time. The extra battery brings the weight up to 133 grams, which is still manageable and thanks to its large footprint people with larger hands will have no issues using with a comfortable palm grip. read more

CORSAIR GLAIVE RGB PRO Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-05-01 read/post comments(0)

With the addition of the new PMW3391 optical sensor, the GLAIVE RGB PRO is even more precise than before and should suffice for any competitive gamer. In the games we have tried such as Titanfall, AION, CS: GO and StarCraft 2, the mouse has performed admirably and thanks to its comfortable holding shape we haven’t had any issues using it for longer sessions. In terms of productivity and multi-monitor setups, this mouse is quite recommended, thanks to its high-DPI sensor and if the pre-installed thumb grip does not fit your style, you can also use one of the other two, which are provided in the package. read more

MINIX NEO N42C-4 Windows 10 Mini-PC Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2019-04-24 read/post comments(0)

With the NEO N42C-4 model, MINIX is proposing a compact, silent and good quality chassis Mini PC which features a very important aspect: upgradability; the enclosure is fairly easy to open for maintenance (upgrades/dust cleaning) and the motherboard features a beefy cooling system that barely needs to turn the fan on, thanks to the low-TDP SoC used with the system. Talking about the SoC, we do get the 4-core Pentium J4205 on the 14nm technology process that also comes with HD Graphics 505, perfectly capable of 4K output and video playback. read more

CORSAIR K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-04-18 read/post comments(0)

After connecting the keyboard to our media-center via the supplied dongle, we have started typing some documents; the keys have a low activation and are pleasant to work with, but the touchpad needs a bit of a learning curve and does not seem as easy to use versus a regular mouse. The included joystick adds quite a bit of functionality to the keyboard, and is a much better solution for scrolling on pages than using the touchpad. CORSAIR has also added a bit of “gaming” feel to the keyboard by adding the L/R buttons, but these are not as accessible for use as on a regular gamepad, but very simple games could take advantage of this solution. read more

Crucial 2x8GB DDR4-2666 SODIMM Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2019-04-11 read/post comments(0)

By replacing the single-channel 16GB stock DDR4 2400MHz solution with a dual-channel DDR4 2666MHz kit, our DELL Inspiron 7577 became snappier in usual Windows applications and some productivity benchmarks have seen increases as well! Besides Ashes of the Singularity CPU Benchmark, PCMark benchmark suite clearly shows an improvement in Windows OS performance, by leaving the rest of the components running at stock. read more
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Micron Memory Sets New DDR4 Overclocking World Record

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Ballistix Elite 3600MT/s Modules Overclocked to 5726MT/s Glasgow, UK/Boise, ID – May 17, 2019 – Ballistix®, Micron’s leading global brand of gaming memory, today announced that its Elite DDR4 3600MT/s memory was used to set a new overclocking… Go To Full Article

LG's custom chip is made to power AI in appliances and robots

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For the last few years LG has been pushing integration of AI features in all kinds of products with its ThinQ brand, and now it's designed custom hardware to enable on-device AI processing in "future robot vacuum cleaners, washing machines,… Go To Full Article

Scythe Kotetsu Mark II TUF Gaming Alliance CPU Cooler

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" ... the Kotetsu Mark II TUF Gaming Alliance cooler seems perfect and is worth our recommendation. It's nearly silent, inexpensive and looks great so it should be an interesting option for less demanding gamers. " Go To Full Article

Nissan's ProPilot 2.0 driver assist allows hands-off highway driving

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Nissan's ProPilot driver assist could comfortably control the car with little to no input already, as Autoblog experienced on a road trip last year, but it still required a driver's hand on the wheel. Now the company has announced ProPilot… Go To Full Article

Einride's autonomous truck begins daily delivery test in Sweden

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Swedish AV startup Einride has begun testing its all-electric delivery truck on a public road in Sweden. As a part of a year-long trial, the Einride T-Pod truck began the first of what will be many daily freight deliveries this… Go To Full Article

Google's how-to videos explain Assistant's accessibility features

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As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google revealed a series of video tutorials meant to help people with disabilities set up and use their Assistant-enabled smart devices. The videos are available in a YouTube playlist, and so far they… Go To Full Article

LAN alternative devolo Magic 2 LAN review @ Hardware-Mag.de

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We just released a review of the powerline adapter devolo Magic 2 LAN Starter Kit comparing transfer speeds in several benchmarks to ordinary LAN using Cat 6 ethernet wiring. Go To Full Article

Android's Live Transcribe gets sound alerts and transcript saving

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Google is making Live Transcribe, its Android app for easy voice transcription, a lot more useful. Now, in addition to jotting down spoken words, it'll also make you aware of things like a dog barking or audience clapping. It'll give… Go To Full Article

Boeing says its 737 Max software update is complete

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Today, Boeing announced that it has completed the software update to its 737 Max planes. The update is meant to correct the software flaws that contributed to the Lion Air and Air Ethiopia crashes that killed 346 people in total.… Go To Full Article

Facebook tweaks News Feed to focus on close friends and relevant links

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Facebook is once again changing up the News Feed. The company announced Thursday two ranking updates to the algorithm that drives the News Feed. One is meant to prioritize a user's closest friends, and another the links they'll find most… Go To Full Article

LG's V50 ThinQ 5G is up for pre-order tomorrow from Sprint

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Starting tomorrow, customers in select cities can preorder Sprint's first two 5G devices -- the LG V50 ThinQ 5G and HTC 5G Hub. They'll be available in Sprint's first four expected 5G markets -- Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Kansas City… Go To Full Article

Huawei Launches Mate 20 X 5G in the UK: Available in June

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The Mate 20 X 5G had been announced by Huawei some months ago, and we saw the first European launch of the phone on Switzerland’s Sunrise two weeks ago. Today, Huawei officially announced the UK launch of the phone on… Go To Full Article

WD Black SN750 w/Heatsink @ LanOC Reviews

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Western Digital reintroduced their WD Black M.2 NVMe SSD back in January with the new SN750 model. I took a look at it and was impressed once again by its performance and pricing and it won an Editor's Choice award.… Go To Full Article

Huawei says US ban is 'in no one's interest'

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Huawei issued a statement today objecting to the recent actions of the US government to effectively ban Chinese telecom firms from doing business within the country. "This decision is in no one's interest," the company said. "It will do significant… Go To Full Article

HP's Omen X 2S 15: A Dual-Screen Gaming Laptop

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Large displays as well as dual-monitor setups clearly improve productivity of office workers and creative professionals. Applying this to broader markets, HP thinks that gamers could also benefit from two displays by accessing messaging or media services, or even tweak… Go To Full Article

Microsoft invests in seven AI projects to help people with disabilities

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Today marks the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and for the second year, Microsoft is awarding grants to AI projects meant to make the world more inclusive. The grants are part of a five-year initiative that will invest $25… Go To Full Article

Sony and Microsoft team up on cloud-based gaming and entertainment

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In an unlikely turn of events, Microsoft and Sony announced today that they are to tackle the future of entertainment. The companies are planning to work together to build future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure that will support gaming and… Go To Full Article

Sony's 4K OLED Xperia 1 hits the US July 12th

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Sony has revealed when you'll be able to get your hands on its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1. It goes on sale in the US July 12th for $950. Go To Full Article

International effort busts $100 million malware crime network

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The US, five other countries and Europol have dismantled an elaborate cybercrime ring that relied on one piece of malware to pull off heists. Officials have charged 10 people across five countries with using GozNym malware to grab banking login… Go To Full Article

Japan is running out of phone numbers

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We've reached the point where we're running out of 11-digit phone numbers. Japan plans to release 10-billion 14-digit numbers by 2021, in response to concerns that the country may run out of its 11-digit phone numbers by 2022. The rapid… Go To Full Article

Lenovo shows off foldable Razr with a fan render

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It's no secret that Motorola is working on a foldable phone. According to Sina Tech, Lenovo shared a video with media today that shows the new, RAZR-like phone in action -- Engadget has since learned the video was an edited… Go To Full Article

B&O adds Google Assistant to its pricey H9 headphones

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High-end electronics manufacturer Bang and Olufsen is back with a set of headphones that are made for the power listener. The latest version of the company's flagship Beoplay H9 headphones promise a whopping 25 hours of wireless playtime from its… Go To Full Article

Apple's new TV app is a work in progress

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Apple's approach to digital video can best be described as slow and steady. While iTunes and the iPod effortlessly transformed the way we purchased and listened to music, it took the company years to figure out how to position the… Go To Full Article

YouTube VR will be available for Oculus Quest at launch

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You won't be lacking in video when the Oculus Quest arrives. YouTube has announced that its VR app will be available for the Quest when the headset debuts on May 21st. There's no mention of technical advantages over the YouTube… Go To Full Article

Google promises it won't cut off Works With Nest prematurely

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Google angered more than a few smart home enthusiasts when it announced that it was shutting down Works With Nest, but it at least has some news to reassure fans of the Nest ecosystem. The company has shared an updated… Go To Full Article

Robert Downey, Jr. shifts his smartphone allegiance to OnePlus

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Apparently, lifting a 49-pound block of cement by the OnePlus 7 Pro's pop-up camera wasn't the only publicity stunt the company has planned for its new phones. Today, Robert Downey, Jr. shared a photo of himself holding a 7 Pro… Go To Full Article

Powerbeats Pro review: The best-sounding Beats headphones yet

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Despite being a hugely popular headphone brand, Beats has had one glaring hole in its wireless headphone lineup: true wireless earbuds. Thanks to a hint in iOS code, the Powerbeats Pro weren't exactly a well-kept secret, and as expected, they… Go To Full Article

The Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750FX 750W PSU Review

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Today we are taking a look at one of SeaSonic’s mid-tier power supply units: the Focus Plus Gold 750FX. As the name suggests, it is an 80Plus Gold efficiency certified ATX PSU with a maximum power output of 750 Watts.… Go To Full Article

John Wick drops into 'Fortnite' for a bounty-hunting brawl

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John Wick will be back in theaters this weekend, but the assassin will take up residence on small screens too, as he's starring in a Fortnite event. The Wick's Bounty limited-time mode pits you against other players in a race… Go To Full Article

Epic Games offers up to 75 percent off select games in its 'Mega Sale'

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Tired of waiting for the Steam Sale? Starting today, you can find some of your favorite games for up to 75 percent off. The "Epic Mega Sale" runs now through June 13th, and during the sale, Epic Games is also… Go To Full Article

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