Silicon Power S55 TLC 120GB and 240GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2016-06-23 read/post comments()

The S55 TLC series of SSDs from Silicon Power are offering quite a bit of storage space at acceptable performance levels unless the buffer gets filled; if we are used to transferring frequently large batches of files to the drive, the speed will decrease to a minimum of about 95MB/s (regular HDD performance levels), but we will still benefit from very good access times. read more

AVEXIR Raiden 32GB 2666MHz C15 DDR4 Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2016-06-21 read/post comments()

After quite a lengthy development process, the Raiden series from AVEXIR has been launched, a product which reminds us of the Raiden character of Mortal Kombat which was able to shoot lightning out its hands in order to electrocute its opponents. These modules are a bit more peaceful :) , sporting plasma tubes in a blue color, which bring an unique effect to any gaming/overclocking or regular build. read more

Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-06-17 read/post comments()

Despite the fact that we are dealing with a steel reinforced headband, brushed aluminum and large cups which do hold 50mm drivers that should add some weight, the Sound BlasterX H7 headset remains quite light, having about 364g. By including a 24-bit/96kHz USB DAC, Creative is basically offering us a 2-in-1 product, but can be only used when the headset is connected via USB. If the product is plugged in via analog connection, the DAC is bypassed and the audio quality will highly depend on the sound card/CODEC we are working with. read more

Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB 2666 DDR4 Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2016-06-16 read/post comments()

The Ballistix Elite RAM kit is featuring very sturdy, rugged heatsinks and seem to drive up the module weight quite a bit. Unlike some other manufacturers, Crucial likes to equip some of their RAM series with extra sensors, in this case for tracking temperature per each module, which can be checked out in real time via their Memory Overview Display (or M.O.D.) utility. read more

Synology DS416slim 4-bay NAS Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2016-06-13 read/post comments()

DS416slim NAS from Synology or the baby-NAS as we’d like to call it is incredibly compact for a 4-bay unit (even if we are discussing about 2.5’’ drives), is incorporating an active cooling system, while the back trays can be installed or removed in a snap. The fan can be easy removed for cleaning or replacement and the manufacturer did not omit to include extra USB 3.0 ports for expansion, both in the front and back. read more

Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2016-06-10 read/post comments()

The great K70 RGB has been reincarnated with the RAPIDFIRE version and sports the brand-new MX Speed switches from Cherry. These are the first switches to provide a very fast 1.2mm mechanical actuation distance so gaming enthusiasts will get a significant boost from it. Casual gamers along with regular users will need a bit of time to adjust with the new fast response, while the 45g actuation force is the same as when using MX Reds or Silent MX switches. read more
Others/Networking Gear Linksys EA7500 AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review by stefan @ 2016-06-08
Others/Networking Gear QNAP TS-531P Quad-core Business-class NAS Review by stefan @ 2016-06-06
Mobile/Smart Phones TP-LINK Neffos C5 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2016-05-31
Audio/Speakers&Amps Fresh 'n Rebel Rockbox Chunk Fabriq Edition Wireless Speaker Review by stefan @ 2016-05-30
Mobile/Smart Phones TP-LINK Neffos C5L Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2016-05-26

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

iPhone 7 will get a larger camera, according to spy shot

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Another week, another iPhone 7 leak. (Hey, it rhymes!) Following the set of components allegedly showing dual-SIM support, up to 256GB of storage and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the next iPhone, Chinese repair shop Rock Fix is back with… Go To Full Article

Asus PCE-AC88 Dual-Band AC3100 Desktop Wireless Adapter Review

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Asus is now the first company to bring a 4×4 802.11ac Ethernet adapter to market, in the form of the dual-band PCE-AC88. A small PCI-Express card, it’s intended for use in desktop PCs and is capable of the same fast… Go To Full Article

Mach Xtreme Barium USB 3.1 Type-C Pendrive

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"The Mach Xtreme Barium USB 3.1 Type-C pen drive arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will see as good they are on Windows 10. It is the fastest USB pen drive with Type C connector now? More in the following Review." Go To Full Article

2017 Apple Watch rumored to use a Micro LED display

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Taiwanese publication Digitimes in its latest report suggests that Apple could switch to Micro LED panels for its 2017 Apple Watch models. The info reportedly comes from Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Apple had acquired US-based Micro LED firm LuxVue Technology… Go To Full Article

FSP releases new 700W Twins series redundant power supply

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Performance power specialist FSP has announced its latest Twins series power supply, the new FSP700-70RGHBE1. The new 700W server-grade power supply includes two highly reliable 700W power supplies, with a combined power density of 22.4W/in3 (watt per cubic inch). That’s… Go To Full Article

BitSummit 4 takes over Kyoto with more indie games and devs

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BitSummit is back. The annual Japanese indie game festival recently announced its lineup of musicians and speakers including Koji Igarashi of Bloodstained and Castlevania fame, Rez creator Tetsuya Mizguchi, Tom Happ (the man behind Axiom Verge) and G... Go To Full Article

Neural net photography tweaks go mobile with Prisma on iOS

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We've seen DeepMind's acid trip photo creations and what it looks like when algorithms colorize black and white photos. But you need to be near a computer for the former, and do some pretty heavy lifting, scientifically speaking, to set… Go To Full Article

Facebook hires Google Fiber co-founder Kevin Lo

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As Facebook continues its plan to help connect people around the world to the internet, it's finding help from Google. Recode reports that former Google Fiber exec and co-founder Kevin Lo has been hired to help Facebook make infrastructure deals… Go To Full Article

Nevada gives its first license to a daily fantasy sports game

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Nevada's gaming board shut down daily fantasy games from DraftKings and FanDuel late last year for fairly obvious reasons: they're gambling, and they need a license to operate in the state. Now for the first time, the board has issued… Go To Full Article

Russia set to pass bill requiring ISPs to eavesdrop on customer data

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Most of the Russian government's attempts to wrangle the internet sound like humorous tirades -- for example, banning Wikipedia for an article on cannabis. But when they command Twitter and Facebook to store Russian users' data inside the country, we... Go To Full Article

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card reviewed

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Pascal is here. After a long, long stop at the 28-nm process node, Nvidia is storming into a new era of graphics performance with a freshly-minted graphics architecture manifested on TSMC's 16-nm FinFET process. Forget the modest introduction of Maxwell… Go To Full Article

Celebrate 20 years of 'Quake' with a brand new game episode

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Quake fans have plenty of reasons to celebrate these days. Wolfenstein: The New Order developer MachineGames is championing id Software's classic first-person shooter's 20th anniversary and offering fans a little something special in return: A brand... Go To Full Article

'Destiny' distances itself from PS3 and Xbox 360 in August

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It was bound to happen, the question was just a matter of when. The "it" I'm referring to, of course, is developer Bungie cutting off support for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Destiny. In a post on… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Confirms Surface 3 Production To End In December

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File this under “I’m not shocked” but Microsoft has confirmed today that the Surface 3 tablet will cease production by the end of December. The Surface 3 first launched way back in the spring of 2015, and after its review… Go To Full Article

Dolphin 5.0 released

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The long awaited Dolphin 5.0 release is finally here! After nearly a year of bug-hunting and handling the release process, everything has come together for our biggest release yet! The three previous releases followed a very distinct pattern: sacrifice performance,… Go To Full Article

The Mill's shapeshifting Blackbird can mimic any car

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Securing exotic, high-performance vehicles for a video shoot can be an expensive and arduous ordeal. Between dealing with availability of the vehicle, location, and filming, setting up the perfect shot for movies or commercials is extremely difficult... Go To Full Article

Oculus stops preventing VR games from working with HTC's Vive

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In a big move for openness in the VR landscape, Oculus has stepped back from its position of blocking its games from working on the HTC Vive. The company quietly issued an update for its desktop software today which strips… Go To Full Article

Apple's differential privacy algorithm will require you to opt-in

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The brief mention of differential privacy at WWDC earlier this month seemed to be in line with Apple's image. When senior VP of software engineering Craig Federighi talked about the ways in which the company would continue to prioritize user… Go To Full Article

Judge says the FBI can hack your computer without a warrant

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The FBI did not need a warrant to hack a US citizen's computer, according to a ruling handed down on Tuesday by Senior US District Court Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. If the decision is upheld, it may have ripple… Go To Full Article

The clownish fight over who hacked the DNC

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A war of words has erupted over whether the DNC hack was an act of espionage by the Russian government, between soundbite-ready security firm CrowdStrike and a lone hacker who's unkindly claiming credit. And the conspiracy theory fans went wild. Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition revealed in leaked render

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Smartphone leakster Evan Blass today leaked an official looking render of the rumored Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition. Just like the Injustice Edition, the Olympic Edition is going to be identical to a regular Galaxy S7 Edge in every… Go To Full Article

NASA tasks the Hubble Telescope with five more years of service

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Despite its successor launching in 2018, NASA is extending duty for the Hubble Space Telescope for another five years. The imaging spacecraft will continue to capture breathtaking photos from orbit until 2021 with the Space Telescope Science Institut... Go To Full Article

Snapdragon 823-powered LeEco smartphone gets caught on AnTuTu

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A LeEco smartphone powered by the unannounced Snapdragon 823 chipset was caught on the popular AnTuTu benchmark database today. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the device spotted on AnTuTu is the same one that has been rumored recently. Instead, the… Go To Full Article

This DJI Phantom 3 drone hit a Quebec woman in the head

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Picture this: You're out enjoying a sporting event, just minding your own business. All of a sudden a 2.7-pound DJI Phantom 3 drone falls from the sky and beans you squarely in the head. What do you do? You file… Go To Full Article

Dell UP3017 ‘UltraSharp Premium’ 2560 x 1600 monitor set to launch soon

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Dell is all set to launch a new 30” monitor under its UltraSharp Premium series, the UP3017. The Dell UP3017 will be a 30” IPS monitor with 2560 x 1600 resolution, 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 350 nits maximum brightness, 10-bit… Go To Full Article

Genes, germs and bacon: A look inside my own DNA

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There are times in your life when bad news smashes into your gut like a sledgehammer into the solar plexus. "You've got those double dots next to your CYP1A2*F, which means that we class you as a fast metabolizer." But… Go To Full Article

Pluto's moon Charon features a massive, deep chasm

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While humans are still a long way away from going canyoneering on the moons of Pluto, we can at least start scoping out the terrain. In images shot last summer by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, we can see one immense… Go To Full Article

DARPA's 'Virtual Eye' lets soldiers see around obstacles

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Intel's virtual FreeD replay tech used in the NBA and other sports is cool, but it requires a lot of cameras and GPU horsepower. DARPA, the US military's science fiction arm, thinks the same technology could give soldiers and rescuers… Go To Full Article

MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G @ LanOC Reviews

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While the GTX 1080 gets most of the attention with the new Nvidia launch, they did also introduce the GTX 1070 as well. While I wouldn't say the GTX 1070 is a budget card, it is a high-end card that… Go To Full Article

'Halo 5: Guardians' is getting Warzone Firefight this July

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With the Halo Wars 2 beta freshly ended, Halo fans are likely looking for something solid to sink their teeth into. Halo 5: Guardians developer 343 Industries has come forward with exactly that: The big Warzone Firefight update, which launches… Go To Full Article

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