Crucial Ballistix RGB 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Desktop Gaming Memory Review

Memory by stefan @ 2020-05-29 read/post comments(0)

The latest Crucial Ballistix kits do tick all the boxes for a mainstream memory kit, now that 32GB versions are beginning to become more affordable. The clever thin and low-profile head-spreader allows bigger CPU heatsinks to be installed, while the top light bar can be configured to match the rest of your setup, since it is compatible with RGB tools from known mainboard manufacturers. read more

Toshiba X300 8TB Desktop PC Hard Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2020-05-22 read/post comments(0)

During the test period, the drive has performed great and we could note the read/write speeds matching the N300 8TB, with the same amount of cache; the N300 10TB drive is performing better all-around, thanks to the higher density and doubled cache. Since we are talking about a 7200RPM drive, the operating noise is higher in both IDLE and seek operations versus the P300 series, but this becomes a non-issue when the drive functions inside a computer case. read more

Dream Machines DM1 S2 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-05-15 read/post comments(0)

After trying a few games with the DM1 S2, the shape seemed very familiar and thanks to the all-around rubberized coating, the comfort is good. The mouse does not have a large footprint as others, so the main grip types it will be used with will be claw and fingertip. The left and right Huano switch buttons are a bit harder to press versus the Omron counterparts, but after a bit of training, you will be used to it right away. read more

PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 5600XT Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2020-05-07 read/post comments(0)

With the RX 5600XT Red Dragon, PowerColor have demonstrated that it is possible to use a proven, 2-fan cooling system which occupies only two slots in order to cool the GPU properly, but also run the memory at a higher frequency of 1750MHz. Even if the Base clock is set lower than the XFX card, in Boost we are seeing about the same maximum frequency and this fact basically explains why the Red Dragon wins in most performance tests. read more

Silicon Power P34A60 PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 1TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2020-05-01 read/post comments(0)

As expected, the 1TB version of the P34A60 mainstream SSD from Silicon Power does trade punches with its 512GB counterpart and in some cases, it even succeeds to keep performance steady for longer thanks to the included SLC cache. When writing to the drive continuously or copying very large files, the cache will eventually fill up, but the speed won’t drop under 108MB/s, as we have noticed by running the HD Tune Pro write benchmark. read more

CORSAIR iCUE QL140 RGB 140mm PWM White Fans Showcase

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by stefan @ 2020-04-24 read/post comments(0)

The new white variant of the iCUE QL140 series is even more highlighted inside the computer case and matches great if you have other white elements on your build. The product does feature premium materials and remains silent even near maximum rotational speeds. In order to be able to drive the RGB elements of up to six fans of this kind, CORSAIR does include a Lighting Node CORE controller, which links to a SATA Power connector but also an USB 2.0 header in order to be able to communicate with the iCUE software. read more
Audio/Speakers&Amps Creative Sound Blaster G3 Portable External USB-C DAC Amp Review by stefan @ 2020-04-20
Others/Networking Gear Linksys MX5300 Velop Whole Home Intelligent Mesh WiFi 6 (AX) System Review by stefan @ 2020-04-14
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB PRO SE Wireless FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2020-04-07
Storage/SSD Crucial X8 1TB Portable SSD Review by stefan @ 2020-04-02
Storage/HDD Silicon Power Armor A80 Waterproof & Shockproof Portable HDD Review by stefan @ 2020-03-29

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Cooler Master Masterliquid ML240L V2 RGB CPU Cooler

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" ... The Masterliquid ML240L V2 RGB is a great improvement from the first iteration. Everything about this cooler has improved and you get all this with a price you can not argue with! " Go To Full Article

Facebook and Instagram ‘mistakenly’ blocked #sikh for months

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Facebook and Instagram have unblocked the #sikh hashtag after nearly three months, saying the block happened “mistakenly” as the result of a report in early March. The company says it first became aware of the block on Wednesday, after feedback… Go To Full Article

'Call of Duty' developer will further crack down on racist players

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Activision and Infinity Ward are responding to Black Lives Matter protests with more than delayed Call of Duty seasons. Infinity Ward has vowed to crack down harder on racism in its military shooters, including more efforts to monitor and identify… Go To Full Article

Fitbit's COVID-19 ventilator gets emergency FDA approval

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Fitbit is one step closer to putting its Flow ventilator into use during the pandemic. The FDA has given Fitbit an Emergency Use Authorization for the Flow to help with severe COVID-19 cases. It still doesn’t have customers lined up,… Go To Full Article

Intel Core i5-10500 @ TechPowerUp

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The Core i5-10500 is Intel's $200 response to the Ryzen 5 3600 and 3600X. It boosts up to 4.5 GHz, more reliably than other Comet Lake CPUs, and gaming performance is excellent, too. Our Core i5-10500 review will also answer… Go To Full Article

SpaceX's latest batch of internet satellites includes one with a sun shield

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SpaceX is launching another pack of Starlink satellites into orbit at 9:25PM Eastern (weather permitting), but this won’t be a typical mission. As TechCrunch explains, one of the 60 internet satellites in the bunch will test a sun visor that… Go To Full Article

Amazon knocks $300 off the price of Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro

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Amazon can’t resist price cuts for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, apparently. The internet retailer is once again selling Apple’s high-end laptop for $2,100 after a discount takes effect at checkout, or about $300 off. You’re getting the base version with...… Go To Full Article

The next 'Elite Dangerous' expansion lets players walk on planets

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To date, Elite Dangerous players have had to enjoy the game's recreation of the Milky Way Galaxy from the confines of their spaceships and landing vehicles, but that will soon change. For the MMO's next expansion, Odyssey, players will be… Go To Full Article

MSI MPG Z490 Carbon EK X: LGA1200 Motherboard with an EKWB Monoblock

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In one of the coolest collaborations of the year so far, MSI and EK Water Blocks have come together to create a new Z490 motherboard, the MSI MPG Z490 Carbon EK X. It is armed with an EKWB CPU block… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser rolls out through Windows Update

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Edge, Microsoft’s replacement for its often-criticized Internet Explorer was first released in 2015. But last year, the company rebuilt the browser from the ground up, this time with Google’s open source Chromi..... Go To Full Article

Fiat may automatically switch hybrids to electric-only mode in city centers

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As cities plan zero-emissions zones and consider banning gas-powered cars altogether, automakers are looking for creative ways to make sure their customers aren’t left stranded. Fiat is now piloting tech that could allow its hybrid plug-in cars to au... Go To Full Article

Annual PS Plus and PS Now memberships drop to $42 at Amazon

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If your PlayStation Plus membership is about to expire, now is a good time to extend it. Amazon has discounted 12-month pre-paid PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now subscriptions to $42. While we seen retailers like Newegg sell annual PlayStation Pl...… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Define 7 Compact @ TechPowerUp

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The Fractal Design Define 7 Compact takes all the great things about the Define 7 and aims to shrink it down to align more with what a user would expect from a classic mid-tower enclosure in terms of size. By… Go To Full Article

Eve's HomeKit-only indoor security camera arrives on June 23rd

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It’s still hard to find HomeKit-friendly security cameras, let alone ones that are focused primarily on Apple’s smart home framework, but Eve Systems is close to filling that gap. The company is shipping the HomeKit-exclusive Eve Cam indoor security... Go To Full Article

Google offers a free Nest Hub to some Aware subscribers

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Google is no stranger to giving away free Assistant-capable devices, but the company's latest promotion is more interesting in that you can snag a free Nest Hub. The company has started emailing some Nest Aware subscribers in the US and… Go To Full Article

‘Final Fantasy Adventure’ was everything I hoped for 25 years later

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When I play older games, I usually prefer to do so with the original cartridge and on original hardware. (I still have all of my 8- and 16-bit consoles, the Japanese equivalents of each, as well as a few CRTs… Go To Full Article

The Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-Inch) Review: A Refreshing Dip Into Ice Lake

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The PC industry has introduced some remarkably exciting designs over the last five years or so. Some of those designs, such as the thin-bezel laptop, have been adopted by almost all players in the industry. Microsoft has certainly been an… Go To Full Article

Intel discontinues 8th generation Core CPUs

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Samsung made a hand washing app for Galaxy Watch owners

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Chances are you’re washing your hands more than ever before right now, but if you like the validating assurance of technology to make sure you’re doing it right, Samsung’s got the app for you. Designed for its range of wearable… Go To Full Article

Zoom explains why free users won't get encrypted video calls

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Zoom has confirmed it won’t be offering end-to-end encryption on free accounts. Last week, the company’s security consultant Alex Stamos revealed that plans for tightened security on paying accounts were in the pipeline — today Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has...… Go To Full Article

Gamers starting to abandon Intel for AMD

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Give me Steam Number crunchers working for the Steam gaming platform have noticed that punters are slowly giving up the Intel chip based machines for something more AMDish. Steam has published the results of… Go To Full Article

5G hammers your battery

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Fix on the way Boffins have been working out a way to stop 5G phones draining batteries faster than an energy vampire -- or an iPhone. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin… Go To Full Article

Trump and EU at loggerheads on charging US tech companies tax

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US tech companies don't have to pay tax like other companies. The US is investigating why nine countries, plus the European Union are daring to bring about tax systems which will force US tech companies to pay… Go To Full Article

Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking users in Incognito mode

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A proposed class action lawsuit filed against Google is accusing the company of violating federal wiretap laws by tracking users’ online activities even when they’re in Incognito mode. The complaint says the tech giant uses tools like Google Analytic... Go To Full Article

EA postpones Call of Duty

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Claims it is to let protestors be heard Activision is postponing new content updates for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Mobile, and Call of Duty: Warzone. “Right now, it’s time for those speaking up… Go To Full Article

Wearables market kung flued

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Device sales dropped Beancounters at ABI Research have noted that sales of wearables have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic because consumer interest in buying non-essential devices has dropped in the first quarter of 2020, along with… Go To Full Article

TAG Heuer's special edition smartwatch is made for the golf course

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In March, TAG Heuer released the third generation of its Connected watches. The gadgets -- which are powered by Google’s Wear OS -- merge smartwatch functionality with the classic style of a chronograph timepiece. The company’s new Connected Golf Edi...… Go To Full Article

A few Nintendo Labo kits drop to $20 each on Best Buy

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If you, or more likely your children, are looking for a way to mix up your gaming while you’re home social distancing, you may be interested in two deals Best Buy is offering on Nintendo Labo gear. Today, the Labo… Go To Full Article

New York delays contactless subway payments until December

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The One Metro New York (OMNY) system was supposed to be available across NYC’s entire subway system by October, but coronavirus-related concerns forced the local government to halt its installation. According to The Wall Street Journal, the MTA had t...… Go To Full Article

Sega's Game Gear Micro lives up to its name with a 1.15-inch screen

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So what’s the next step after mini retro consoles? Apparently, Micro. For its 60th anniversary, Sega just unveiled this teeny tiny portable gaming machine, the Game Gear Micro. For reasons unknown to me, Sega has taken this shrunken down system… Go To Full Article

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