BIOSTAR Racing Z370GT6 LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2018-04-22 read/post comments(0)

With the Z370GT6 LGA1151 board for the newest Coffee Lake Intel processors, BIOSTAR ticks the necessary boxes by including decent overclocking capabilities, a refreshed Racing theme and UEFI interface, but also an easy to use Windows utility. The M.2 slots do support Intel Optane Techology and for the secondary slot the manufacturer has also included a cooling heatsink. The board performance is in-line with the other Z370 models we have tested in the past, which have the latest Intel BIOS fixes applied. read more

ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB Video Card Tests

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2018-04-17 read/post comments(0)

RX Vega 64 is able to offer near GTX 1080 performance in most DirectX 11 titles, but performs exceptionally in newer, DirectX 12 games where it is able to exceed the performance levels of the Nvidia card. The Strix version coming from ASUS does feature a factory overclock, but the speed it will actually run at really depends on multiple factors such as power limits (for the GPU, HBM2 memory) but also temperature. When trying to overclock the card, we could not increase the clock much further, which is telling us that the Strix is pretty much running already at max capacity. read more

ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB Video Card Preview

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2018-04-13 read/post comments(0)

The ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB is basically the first custom-cooled Vega card that was available on the market and since lately the video card prices started to drop, flagships from both teams started to become attractive again. According to AMD, the manufacturing process has matured and we are seeing more and more boards in stock, while checking online shops. read more

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2018-04-10 read/post comments(0)

The sound quality is similar to the Arctis 5 and 7, mainly because these come with the same drivers and did not distort even at higher volume levels; the bass levels can be fully customized, while the 7.1 effect is nice to have in movies, but also in games. The solution SteelSeries is offering to the customer in this case is similar to the Razer Surround Personalized 7.1 Gaming Audio Software, and after you do activate the code on your SS account, you will be able to utilize the effects on any other set of headphones. Thanks to its rated 28-hour battery life, Arctis 3 Bluetooth can become your all-day listening companion, without the need of switching with other models;… read more

Toshiba X300 6TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2018-04-04 read/post comments(0)

Judging by the transfer rates, the X300 6TB drive from Toshiba has performed admirably and easily topped our charts; we were also surprised to see that the seek noises were kept at low levels, while the drive did not overheat during our stress benchmarks. Paired with a SSD as a boot drive, this particular model can be easily recommended for gaming systems, backups, video rendering/encoding, which do take a lot of storage space. read more

CHERRY GENTIX Silent Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-03-29 read/post comments(0)

The mouse is enough wide, but not too long, which makes it a little difficult to use for users with bigger hands. We did initially try the mouse on our 27’’ 2560x1440 display and the preset resolution of 1000 DPI was not enough but as soon as we did switch to a FHD laptop display, Gentix Silent has performed quite fine. The product is plug-and-play and does not require any additional software to function. read more
Others/Networking Gear Linksys VELOP Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System Review by stefan @ 2018-03-25
Audio/Others CORSAIR HS60 SURROUND Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2018-03-22
Storage/SSD Silicon Power Bolt B10 USB 3.1 External SSD Review by stefan @ 2018-03-19
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2018-03-16
Motherboards/Intel S1151 SuperMicro SUPERO C7Z370-CG-IW Z370 LGA1151 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2018-03-12

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SK Hynix warns of smartphone chip slow down

@ 2018/04/24 read/post comments(0)
Off-set by server and high-end chip demand SK Hynix has warned that there will be slower growth in smartphone chip sales, this year but this would be offset somewhat by robust demand for server and other high-end… Go To Full Article

SuperMicro C7B360-CB-MW Intel Coffee Lake Motherboard

@ 2018/04/24 read/post comments(0)
" SuperO C7B360-CB-MW is interesting motherboard which is worth our recommendation as well performing, high quality product in reasonable price. Especially version with WiFi and Bluetooth is great. If you don't need overclocking options but you are… Go To Full Article

Did you know that Google Search on Android is a podcast player?

@ 2018/04/24 read/post comments(0)
Whether you're listening to the newest installment of a daily podcast you're subscribed to or binging the latest true crime series, being able to pause a podcast on one device and pick it back up on another is a useful… Go To Full Article

Deezer now creates weekly playlists based on your listening habits

@ 2018/04/24 read/post comments(0)
Not to be left behind by the competition, Deezer is tweaking its Flow feature. The app's latest update augments the automatically curated playlist tool to include tracks from artists related to what you're listening to. More than that, the patch… Go To Full Article

Google Assistant's routines are an easy way to automate your home

@ 2018/04/24 read/post comments(0)
Since Amazon's Echo arrived in late 2014, voice assistants have become increasingly important in making sense of the disparate smart home devices like speakers, light bulbs, thermostats, security cameras and more. But in the last few months, Alexa an... Go To Full Article

Facebook explains what advertisers know about you

@ 2018/04/24 read/post comments(0)
Facebook is still facing heat over its privacy controls in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and it's trying to reassure users that their personal info isn't on the open market. The social network has posted a detailed Q&A… Go To Full Article

The best lightweight gaming laptops

@ 2018/04/24 read/post comments(0)
Back at CES a few months ago, I wrote that we were entering a golden age in lightweight gaming laptops. It started last year with NVIDIA's small, power-efficient Max-Q graphics, followed by Intel and AMD's surprising team-up on Core H… Go To Full Article

Oracle puts the squeeze on Java business users

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Pay up or you will not get patches and security updates Business users of Java SE 8 have been told that they will no longer receive patches and security updates for the software from the beginning of… Go To Full Article

Anderson hints of second-generation Ryzen CPUs

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Jim Anderson, senior vice president at AMD, has hinted that a second-generation Ryzen CPUs with a Ryzen 7 2800X, is in the works and indicated that AMD has held off on releasing the more powerful part to wait and see… Go To Full Article

TSMC to post record profits

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Despite a downturn in Apple sales Despite the fact that Apple lost sales on its over-priced iPhone X, its number one partner TSMC is rumoured to be about to score record profits in 2018. Go To Full Article

Antec HCG 750W Gold Power Supply Review

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Today we test on the Antec High Current Gamer Gold Modular power supply with 750 Watt total power. The Antec HCG 750W 80PLUS Gold power supply is fully modular and offers a button with a very special function. In… Go To Full Article

Report reveals the extent of China's tech sexism problem

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Chinese tech companies like Baidu and Alibaba have been using blatant sexism to attract job candidates and advertising jobs for "men only," Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reported. "Major companies like Alibaba have published recruitment ads promising... Go To Full Article

AMD looking for a legal fight with Nvidia

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Who did not see that happening? AMD is gathering evidence that Nvidia's partner programme is part of a clever game of monopoly designed to force suppliers to land on Park Lane and Mayfair. Nvidia… Go To Full Article

Theranos developed its own hate game

@ 2018/04/24 read/post comments(0)
You get to shoot financial reporters High Tech lemon Theranos, which was once worth $9 billion developed a computer game which gave its employees a chance to shoot the financial journalists which eventually bought the company to… Go To Full Article

Genius GX Gaming Headset HS-G680

@ 2018/04/24 read/post comments(0)
" The HS-G680 is a very comfortable headset that has very cool and comfortable look. I was once again impressed with the Genius brand. These guys are making quality products and standing behind their statements. Give the HS-G680 a look… Go To Full Article

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Review: Affordable Ryzen is Great

@ 2018/04/24 read/post comments(0)
Today we're checking out the $200 Ryzen 5 2600, the most affordable chip of AMD's 2nd-gen processors. It's a bit cheaper than the 2600X we tested on launch day, but the real competition comes from the Core i5-8400 which is… Go To Full Article

Save 75% on 3DMark, PCMark 10, and VRMark on Steam this week

@ 2018/04/24 read/post comments(0)
t's a big day for us. Today, we are looking back on 20 years as Futuremark and looking forward to our first day as UL, a name we now share with our parent company. To mark the… Go To Full Article

Mt. Gox chief returns as an exec at a VPN giant

@ 2018/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles may still be on trial for embezzlement in Japan, but that isn't stopping him from playing an influential role in the cryptocurrency world. As part of an interview with Fortune, the one-time bitcoin exchange… Go To Full Article

Amazon, Netflix and studios sue subscription service over piracy

@ 2018/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Hollywood studios usually fight piracy by chasing after software add-ons and free streaming services, with the occasional device thrown in. A paid service, however? That's relatively rare... or at least, it has been. Amazon, Netflix and multiple H... … Go To Full Article

US military hopes to launch rockets in 'days, not years'

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Even in the era of private spaceflight companies, the process of getting a rocket into space is glacially slow: it can take months or years to schedule and prepare for a mission. That was fine when launching any rocket was… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 Lean: Microsoft Working on Cut-Down Version of OS

@ 2018/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Microsoft is releasing a lighter version of Windows 10 for Redstone 5, the big OS update due out in the Fall. Dubbed "Windows 10 Lean," it features an installer 2GB smaller than Windows 10 Pro and loses basics such as… Go To Full Article

BMW releases a teaser for the iX3, its first all-electric SUV

@ 2018/04/23 read/post comments(0)
BMW announced back in March that it's debuting a concept version of the iX3 at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. It's the automaker's first all-electric SUV, and it's also the first EV it's launching since it started producing the i3… Go To Full Article

AMD May Release a Ryzen 7 2800X CPU "Someday"

@ 2018/04/23 read/post comments(0)
According to Senior Vice President and General Manager Jim Anderson, AMD did not bother releasing a 2800X because the recent Ryzen lineup (2600X and 2700X) already covers all current performance and price points. He does admit that a 2800X is… Go To Full Article

VW's electric Pikes Peak racer accelerates faster than an F1 car

@ 2018/04/23 read/post comments(0)
After months of promises and teases, VW has formally unveiled its electric Pikes Peak race car... and its performance might be surprising even in light of earlier hype. The I.D. R Pikes Peak is built to smash Pikes Peak's EV… Go To Full Article

In 'This is Climate Change,' you can't look away from the destruction

@ 2018/04/23 read/post comments(0)
It's one thing to read about melting glaciers. It's another to sit and stare at one, as large chunks slowly slide off, crashing thunderously into the water below. In that moment, watching the destruction of a natural wonder, it's hard… Go To Full Article

iPhone SE 2 Could Arrive Next Month, but without a Headphone Jack

@ 2018/04/23 read/post comments(0)
A report from Japanese blog Macotakara claims that the iPhone SE 2 will be released in May, but it won't feature a headphone jack, despite having the same design and dimensions as its predecessor. The handset is expected to come… Go To Full Article

The next 'Doom' movie won't play in theaters

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Do you remember the original Doom movie from 2005? You'd be forgiven if you didn't -- while it had recognizable stars (most notably Dwayne Johnson), it was a critical and commercial flop that only really found life after it left… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte Aero 15X v8 Review

@ 2018/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Today we're taking a closer look at the Gigabyte Aero 15X, launched alongside Intel's new H-series Coffee Lake processors which brought up to 6 cores and 12 threads to the laptop form factor. Gigabyte is key to stress this isn't… Go To Full Article

Battle royale hybrid 'Darwin Project' is now free to play

@ 2018/04/23 read/post comments(0)
It's tough to compete in the battle royale world, especially with Fortnite in the room. How do you convince players to try your game if they aren't immediately enraptured? Scavengers Studio knows how: give it away. The company has turned… Go To Full Article

Apple will shutter its last Watch-exclusive store in May

@ 2018/04/23 read/post comments(0)
On May 13th, the last Apple Watch-exclusive store will close its doors. The shop, which is located inside Shinjuku, Tokyo's posh Isetan department store, is one of the three pop-ups the tech titan built when it launched the wearable back… Go To Full Article

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