Razer BlackWidow Lite Silent Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-06-25 read/post comments(0)

When working at the home office and you have quite a bit of typing to do on the laptop or desktop computer, Razer helps with the their new, compact TKL BlackWidow Lite keyboard that features non-intrusive, all-white keyboard lighting. The Orange Razer-made switches have a similar feel to the CHERRY MX Browns, which are ideal for typing purposes, but do not expect the same level of silence as with the MX Silent variants. For eliminating the bottoming down sound, Razer has included a set of O-rings that can be easily installed by the user on the desired keys. Be careful though when removing larger keys that feature stabilizer clips, in order not to damage it. read more

Crucial MX500 1TB SATA 2.5" 7mm Internal SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2019-06-20 read/post comments(0)

The 1TB version of the MX500 Crucial SSD does trade punches with the 500GB and 250GB versions we have previously tested and overall we are seeing good mainstream performance for both reads and writes. We are getting plenty of storage space for different activities and the endurance is great as well: the 1TB model is rated at 360TB of written data, which translates in about 197GB per day for the warranty period of 5 years. read more

CORSAIR M55 RGB PRO Ambidextrous Multi-Grip Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-06-14 read/post comments(0)

The new M55 RGB PRO mouse from CORSAIR features a compact ambidextrous chassis and a 3327 mainstream sensor from PixArt that is able to reach up to 12400 DPI via interpolation (the native DPI value is 6200). If you are a mainstream gamer and also need to perform office work, the M55 RGB PRO can perform the needed tasks wonderfully; the iCUE software really adds value to the product by providing quite a bit configuration options regarding the programmable buttons, DPI steps and RGB lighting. read more

TEAMGROUP T1 DDR4 GAMING 2x8GB DDR 2666 Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2019-06-09 read/post comments(0)

The latest T-FORCE T1 memory kits from TEAMGROUP are designed for mainstream computers but also entry-level machines but even in this case, the manufacturer has used pre-screened IC chips in order to avoid stability issues and also feature pre-programmed XMP 2.0 profiles. At this price you are not getting RGB lighting or a heatspreaders (at the advertised speeds it won’t be mandatory anyways), but the modules still look quite interesting thanks to the white/red ink used on the PCB. read more

Silicon Power P34A80 PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2019-06-02 read/post comments(0)

The new P34A80 SSD featuring the Phison E12 controller is quite speedy and performs great even if we are dealing with only 25GB of SLC cache out of the total NAND capacity. We would recommend it for installation in both desktops, laptops and if we do have the possibility, we could pair two of these in a RAID 0 configuration for even higher performance. The Toshiba BiCS TLC NAND is joined by 256MB of Nanya DRAM for tasks such as ECC, wear-leveling and the whole drive is backed up with a 5-year warranty, which makes you wonder if it does worth it to consider a HDD nowadays. read more

Patriot Memory Signature Line Premium DDR4 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2666MHz Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2019-05-26 read/post comments(0)

RAM has decreased quite a bit in price and mainstream kits are now more affordable than ever! The Patriot Memory Signature Line Premium is one of the solid choices you could take into account if you are not interested in RGB kits and are building or upgrading a system with a good price/performance ratio. The kit does not have XMP pre-programmed profiles but is compatible with most platforms and thanks to the low-profile heatspreader you won’t have any issues when using beefier CPU heatsinks or smaller enclosures.   read more
Audio/Others Razer Hammerhead Duo In-ear Headset Review by stefan @ 2019-05-16
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-05-10
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR GLAIVE RGB PRO Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-05-01
Others/All-in-one PC MINIX NEO N42C-4 Windows 10 Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2019-04-24
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

US chipmakers are flogging kit to Huawei

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
Trump ban not as tight as it appears United States chip makers are still selling millions of dollars of products to Huawei despite a Trump administration ban on the sale of American technology to the Chinese telecommunications… Go To Full Article

Robots to 20 million factory jobs by 2030

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
Poor humans will be exterminated Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend of worsening social inequality while increasing total economic production, a new study shows. Go To Full Article

Apple confirms it acquired a self-driving car startup

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
The latest self-driving firm to be consolidated is Drive.ai. The startup has been working on AI tech for autonomous vehicles for a few years, but found itself low on cash in an increasingly competitive market. Now, just as the San… Go To Full Article

Facebook tests controls that turn off those angry red notification dots

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
Red may be an attention-grabbing color, but too much of it can trigger anxiety. You might soon see a lot less of the hue on Facebook. The company is testing the ability to turn off the crimson in-app notification dots… Go To Full Article

'League of Legends' take on 'Auto Chess' reaches open beta this week

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
Riot Games isn't going to let Dota Underlords capitalize on the Auto Chess trend without offering a fight. The developer is rolling out the open beta test for its League of Legends equivalent, Teamfight Tactics, over the course of the… Go To Full Article

Alienware co-founder, Frank Azor, leaving Dell

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
Frank Azor, the co-founder, and pretty much the name you can associate with Alienware and Dell's XPS division, has announced his departure from the company as of July 3rd. If you managed to somehow miss him, Frank… Go To Full Article

Intel and Microsoft to Continue Supporting Existing Huawei Notebooks

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
Ever since Huawei was placed on the United States’ Entity List – effectively banning them from receiving US technology – the fate of support for their existing products has been in limbo. Would shipping firmware updates, security updates, and new… Go To Full Article

Netflix loses 'The Office' after 2020 to NBCUniversal's service

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
Wondering what the most watched show on subscription streaming is? According to NBC it's The Office, and as such, it's no surprise that once the company's agreement with Netflix expires at the end of 2020, it's keeping the show for… Go To Full Article

Google: Employees can protest YouTube, just not near its Pride float

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Google has pushed back on claims that it is banning employees from protesting YouTube during the San Francisco Pride Parade. Several outlets reported on Monday that a leaked internal memo barred any Google employees from protesting YouTube while marc... Go To Full Article

Facebook's political ad transparency tools roll out worldwide

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Facebook's efforts to improve transparency in political ads are now a truly global affair. The social site has made its transparency tools available to advertisers worldwide, letting them post political and issue ads so long as they're authorized.... … Go To Full Article

Microsoft beefs up security for your most important OneDrive files

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Microsoft is adding extra layers of security to OneDrive for your most important files. It's setting up a protected section called OneDrive Personal Vault that requires another method of authentication to access it, such as a PIN, fingerprint, face s...… Go To Full Article

Antec’s Blazer GT Case: A Vertical or Horizontal Chassis

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, both tower cases and lay flat desktop chassis were fairly common. Eventually tower cases prevailed, whereas desktops that could be used as pedestals for monitors remained on niche markets. The flat desktop… Go To Full Article

A 'One Punch Man' game is coming to consoles and PC

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
At last, there's a full-fledged One Punch Man game coming to consoles and computers. Bandai Namco has announced work on One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, an "action fighting" game for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It's a three-on-three… Go To Full Article

Apple refreshes Pages, Numbers and Keynote with new styles and functions

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Today, Apple's suite of productivity apps, iWork, is being refreshed. The company announced updates to Pages, Numbers and Keynote across both Mac and iOS. Thanks to the changes, all of the apps will now let users stylize their text by… Go To Full Article

Deepcool Captain 240 PRO @ TechPowerUp

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
Deepcool's Captain 240 PRO is a unique closed-loop cooler that delivers the performance you expect with all the RGB LEDs you can handle. While similar to the company's previous designs, it now features their patented anti-leak tech which regulates pressure… Go To Full Article

Senate finds US agencies left security holes untouched for a decade

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It's almost a truism to state that government IT security is frequently lacking, but a new Senate subcommittee report has underscored just how severe the problem is. Investigators found that several federal agencies (including the State Department,... Go To Full Article

OWC claims its USB-C SSD is the fastest yet

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OWC might have your back if you want the speediest external drive you can get without sacrificing too much in the way of portability or price. The company claims that its new Envoy Pro EX is the fastest USB-C SSD… Go To Full Article

Facebook will share data on hate speech suspects with French courts

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Facebook is handing over identifying information to French courts on people suspected of using hate speech on its social network. "This is huge news, it means that the judicial process will be able to run normally," Cédric O, France's minister...… Go To Full Article

Corsair’s PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD Found For Pre-Order: MP600 up to 2TB

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Amazon Japan has started to take pre-orders on Cosair’s upcoming PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. The MP600 SSDs will ship in mid-July, several days after AMD and its partners start to sell platforms that support the PCIe 4.0 interface. Go To Full Article

Ableton teaches synthesizer basics from the comfort of a browser

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
From creating grungy music with drone motors to perfecting DIY digital setups and recreating 60-year-old music machines, there are plenty of cool things you can do with synthesizers. But synths can be hard to understand, and if you're unfamiliar with...… Go To Full Article

BMW's future cruise control will read traffic lights

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Adaptive cruise control systems work well on highways. Once you get into town, though, they're less helpful -- and a lot of that has to do with traffic lights. Current systems don't recognize them, resulting in drivers running a red,… Go To Full Article

Apple patents watch band with adjustable built-in camera

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Companies have tried smartwatches with cameras built into their bands before (hello Galaxy Gear), but the fixed position usually leads to you contorting your wrist to get a good shot -- and you can forget about video chats. Apple might… Go To Full Article

BMW will have 25 electrified cars on the road by 2023

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At a tech-focused event in Munich, Germany this week, BMW officials have repeated the mantra that they deliver what they promise. Turns out, they also deliver quicker than they originally promised. Go To Full Article

Mikme Pocket lets you record mobile audio like a pro

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
For the past five years, Mikme has been chasing the dream of perfect mobile audio recording. Its first product was an excellent wireless microphone that automatically synchronized with your video recordings on iOS and Android devices. Now, the compan... Go To Full Article

FedEx sues US over mandate to monitor Huawei shipments

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FedEx has already been accused of diverting Huawei's shipments, and it's not keen on dealing with more complaints. The courier has sued the US Commerce Department (including Secretary Wilbur Ross and Assistant Secretary Nazak Nikakhtar) to absolve i... … Go To Full Article

Noctua Shows Off Updated 'D Series' 140mm CPU Coolers

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During Computex 2019, Noctua announced its plans to update its fabled D series of CPU coolers with a new design. The new, currently-unnamed coolers incorporate an extra heat pipe as compared to the current NH-D15 and NH-D15S, as well as… Go To Full Article

Sony XB900N review: Solid noise cancellation for under $300

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
Since the debut of its 1000X line, Sony has given Bose a run for its money when it comes to noise-canceling headphones. In fact, the 1000XM2 and 1000XM3 are arguably better than the QuietComfort 35 II Bose introduced in 2017.… Go To Full Article

The Lightyear One is a solar-powered car with an eye-watering price

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
Ever wanted to own an electric car that can charge itself? Soon, that could be a very real possibility. Dutch clean mobility company Lightyear today debuted its long-range prototype, the Lightyear One, with a range of 725 km (450 miles)… Go To Full Article

NASA just witnessed its biggest methane gas emission on Mars

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NASA has confirmed that the Curiosity rover recently detected the "largest amount of methane ever measured during the mission." The levels were enough to pause the rover's activities as scientists sought more answers: Methane is a gas typically produ... Go To Full Article

New Yorkers are losing the Public Library's free movie streaming

@ 2019/06/26 read/post comments(0)
There's no such thing as a free lunch, nor apparently a free movie streaming service. From July 1st, New York library patrons will no longer be able to stream movies for free from their homes as the nonprofit is ending… Go To Full Article

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