Cooler Master Masterpulse Pro USB Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-10-25 read/post comments()

Since the product can also operate without extra software, we could use the MasterPulse Pro headset right away, while the remote functions are easy to work with. Cooler Master advertises Bass FX with this model and this function can be simply enabled by removing the plastic side panels; the change in bass strength is quite subtle and in order to feel a clear difference we would recommend to remove the panels while listening to the specific audio content (while wearing the headset). Right after the removal of the panels, the bass will feel a little deeper than before, but not over-the-top as we have seen with other gaming headsets, as the Razer Tiamat 2.2. read more

CHERRY Stream 3.0 Low-Profile Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2016-10-22 read/post comments()

Stream 3.0 keyboard from CHERRY does come with an effective low-excursion SX switch design, which allows very fast typing, while keeping the noise levels to a minimum. It does come with a full numeric pad, recommending it for office use (Excel or different other calculation programs) and the included six multimedia keys can be accessed without installing extra software. In order to keep the production costs low, we are not getting custom LED illumination or and USB hub for connecting other low-powered devices. read more

Corsair M65 Pro RGB Mouse and MM800 RGB Polaris Mouse Pad Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2016-10-19 read/post comments()

We have tested M65 Pro on both the MM800 and our trusty ModMyMachine aluminum pad along with the Ghost in Shell, Mafia III, Shadow Warrior, Duke 3D 20th Anniversary World Tour and CS: GO titles: thanks to the rubberized coating and ergonomic side panels, the mouse felt very comfortable, even after two hours of continuous usage. The updated sensor works well on many surfaces, while the MM800 pad and its low friction micro-textured surface allowed us to have more precise movements during office work, but also photo and video editing. The re-positioned buttons on the left panel of the M65 Pro are more accessible now to the thumb, while the DPI values up to 12K should satisfy even gamers which… read more

Noreve Samsung Galaxy S6 Leather Cover (Tradition E - 21172TE) Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2016-10-12 read/post comments()

This second case from Noreve we took a look at is being offered with the same high quality we have been expecting from them and was meant especially for people who want to get faster access to the touch screen interface, where with the Tradition – 21172T model there was a delay in access because of the top cover. The product is offered in eight finishing types, each with its own colors and may require some extra days of manual labor, depending on the complexity. read more

MadShrimps OC Win HWBOT's TeamCUP 2016

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2016-10-11 read/post comments()

Team MadShrimps OC team has won for the 2nd time the prestigious HWBOT Team CUP. Battling it out with over 100 other teams, the Belgian founded overclocking team managed to snatch the top spot, not by a small margin, but with a huge lead thanks to some great scores over the different stages. Now this sounds all fun and easy! Fun it is, as pushing hardware to the limits is a blast. Easy, well nope! This takes a lot of preparation, pretesting and as always once under cold things don't run as smooth as planned. read more

Mafia III Game Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2016-10-10 read/post comments()

Mafia III is a very ambitious project from Hangar 13 and has required quite a bit of work to make it happen and the open-world environment is great! There are of course bugs which you will encounter if you mainly wander off and navigate through the rich environment, meaning that the game was mainly thought for you to follow the story line and not concentrate on other activities. In most of the situations, the game details are great, the story is being told in a unique way like a documentary and we also did like the fact that you can have other allies in order to take down the Italian mob which has betrayed the main character. The driving experience… read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2016-10-07
Others/Mice & Keyboards CHERRY MW 2310 Wireless Mouse Review by stefan @ 2016-10-03
Videocards/VGA Reviews KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 OC 6GB Video Card Review by stefan @ 2016-10-03
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2016-10-01
Audio/Others FIIL Wireless Headset Review by stefan @ 2016-09-29

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Synology released new hardware, applications and network services

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On 18th of October 2016, the annual Synology global launch event took place in Utrecht along with 15 other countries, with over 5000 users worldwide estimated to attend. The new Synology movement aims to redefine the whole NAS term from…

AMD Collaborates to Bring Stunning VR to Millions

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MD Collaborates with Arka Media Works and Film Director SS Rajamouli to Create Stunning VR Experiences Based On Upcoming Baahubali Sequel —Unprecedented 360 Video and VR experiences brought to millions through new technology—

Get ready for Eternal Domination

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For a limited time, purchases of select AMD powered AM3+ motherboards or systems, from participating partners, will receive a game code for DOOM. DOOM, powered by Vulkan, incorporates Asynchronous Shaders, Shader Intrinsics and Frame Flip Optimizations to… Go To Full Article

IBM's Watson is lending its smarts to Slack and its chat bot

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Slack is going to tap into IBM pet Watson and its cognitive computing skills, covering both bots and other conversation inferences. Slack's own Slackbot will be the first to get the intelligence makeover, with IBM and Slack looking to share… Go To Full Article

Intel's new chips are for smart cars and the Internet of Things

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Intel has been investing in IoT for years, playing catch up to compete with companies like Qualcomm that got to the market early and saturated it with their chipsets. But a declining PC market pushed them to make more drastic… Go To Full Article

Trump squashes rumor of Trump TV

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Since the launch of his campaign there has been speculation that presidential candidate Donald Trump was using the 2016 race to expand his brand. That's culminated recently in speculation that he'll launch Trump TV if he loses his bid for… Go To Full Article

ARCHEER QC 2.0 Car Charger USB Adapter Review

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Practically every vehicle has a 12V cigarette lighter receptacle, but most lack sufficient USB power outlets. That's where Archeer car chargers come in, utilizing Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology on adapters with as many as three USB ports and power… Go To Full Article

Microsoft makes its deep learning tools available to all

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The same internal, deep learning tools that Microsoft engineers used to build its human-like speech recognition engine, as well as consumer products like Skype Translator and Cortana, are now available for public use. Redmond announced today that it... Go To Full Article

Disney makes facial capture tech more practical for movies

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If you don't see facial motion capture everywhere in movies and video games, there's probably a good reason for it. In order to train a capture system to match expressions, you frequently have to record the actor making all kinds… Go To Full Article

Rockstar liquidates cheaters' 'GTA Online' bank accounts

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Not long after it launched in October 2013, Grand Theft Auto Online cheaters began artificially creating gobs of in-game money. The plague of illicitly-gained cash proliferated while Rockstar continued releasing its expansions -- until today. Players... Go To Full Article

Facebook teases an app that makes live video look like fine art

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In an interview at WSJD Live, Facebook's Chief Product Officer Chris Cox showed off an interesting AI-powered app that makes live video look like the work of famous artists like Monet or Van Gogh. Cox called it a "style transfer"… Go To Full Article

Google to 'pause' its Fiber rollout

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Google announced on Tuesday that it plans to "pause" the planned expansion of its Fiber high-speed internet service in the 10 cities it had been looking into and will eliminate a number of positions in those cities -- 9 percent… Go To Full Article

Delta's RFID luggage tracking system now includes a map view

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Delta's new RFID luggage tags rolled out earlier this year, making it harder for at least one airline to lose your bags. Now, just in time for the holiday travel rush, Delta has already upgraded their baggage tracking system to… Go To Full Article

Twitch picks up 'ChefShock,' a daily live cooking show

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Twitch, the Amazon-owned game streaming network, is branching out to appeal to the foodies of the world with a new daily show. Variety is reporting that the service has signed a deal with Justin Warner, former winner of Food Network… Go To Full Article

Google's home delivery service now covers most of the US

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Google's same-day delivery service, Express has been growing quickly (it just spread throughout New England), but it's now poised to be almost ubiquitous in the US. The internet giant has expanded its I-want-it-now shopping option to 12 more states:...… Go To Full Article

VW will begin buying back diesel vehicles in mid-November

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Volkswagen's ongoing diesel emissions scandal puttered forward again today as a US federal judge finally approved the $14.7 billion settlement between the automaker and owners of some 475,000 diesel vehicles. According to Reuters, Volkswagen will sta... Go To Full Article

In the lab: EVGA's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Superclocked graphics card

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Performance results for Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti hit the wires today, but we didn't manage to get our hands on either of those cards before the embargo lifted. Happily, EVGA surprised us with a GeForce GTX… Go To Full Article

Apple Pay transactions surge by 500 percent

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Mobile payments are all the rage among tech companies, but how successful have they been, really? Quite successful, if you ask Apple. While discussing its latest earnings, the Cupertino firm revealed that Apple Pay purchases were up 500 percent year-... Go To Full Article

Why the fashion world won't let Amazon in

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There's no doubt Amazon has already mastered the art of selling groceries and other essential goods online. But the company aims to be more than that. It's also focusing on streaming technologies, with services like Prime Video and Music Unlimited,… Go To Full Article

Apple's iPhone sales keep falling

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Apple just announced financial results for its Q4 2016, and it marks the third straight quarter of declining revenues. The company pulled in revenues of $46.9 billion, down about 9 percent from one year ago. As for its key products,… Go To Full Article

HyperX Alloy FPS Review @ Vortez

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Looking to quell the demand for high quality gaming peripherals that have a no-nonsense plug-and-play experience, the HyperX team present the Alloy FPS mechanical keyboard. It has a compact solid steel frame that features Cherry MX Blue switches and red… Go To Full Article

'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' finds a new frontier in VR co-op gaming

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While you spent your childhood climbing trees, learning to love Mario and making furtive glances at your first crush, I was playing Star Trek games. That doesn't make me a gamer, but I'm well-qualified to talk about how poorly the… Go To Full Article

Apple chose BlackBerry's 'hood for its car OS project

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Apple may have put the brakes on plans to build its own self-driving car, but the company's plug-and-play, self-driving operating system is still moving forward, even if the team has been scaled back. According to a new report from Bloomberg,… Go To Full Article

Leaked MacBook Pro pics suggest OLED touch bar and Touch ID

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Apple is holding an event this Thursday, presumably to introduce a new line of Macs, but the eagle-eyed folks over at MacRumors have seemingly spoiled some of that upcoming keynote's magic. The site found images of a new MacBook Pro… Go To Full Article

Next MacBook Pro leaks through a software update

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Cat's out of the bag, it seems. Remember that macOS Sierra update that arrived on October 24th? It turns out that the code contains hidden images of the widely rumored next-generation MacBook Pro, and they're revealing enough to confirm more… Go To Full Article

The first official Netflix 'Gilmore Girls' trailer is here

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After nearly a decade off the air, Gilmore Girls is coming back thanks to Netflix and hordes of long-time fans hungry to know where Lorelai and Rory really ended up. As the reboot's first official trailer clearly shows, they still… Go To Full Article

How to Get Your House Ready for the Winter

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Winter is coming. In some regions of the US, it’s already starting to get noticeably colder, which means it’s about that time to prepare for the freezing months ahead. Here are some things you should do to get your house… Go To Full Article

Lyft denies reports it is for sale, doubles ridership

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May go public “within a few years” Lyft, the second largest ride sharing company in the US, has denied reports that it is for sale and says it has doubled its ridership in the region since late… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Research helped 'Gears of War 4' sound so good

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Popping in and out of cover has been a hallmark of the Gears of War franchise since the first game came out in 2006. It hasn't changed much because it didn't need to. What's always been an issue though is… Go To Full Article

High tech meets haute couture at Silicon Valley Fashion Week Engadget by Andrew Tara

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Pop culture loves to pit fashion and technology against one another. While fashionistas are often portrayed as really really good looking buffoons (looking at you, Derek), techies are rarely seen without being swaddled in their trusty black hoodies.... Go To Full Article

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