CORSAIR K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-04-18 read/post comments(0)

After connecting the keyboard to our media-center via the supplied dongle, we have started typing some documents; the keys have a low activation and are pleasant to work with, but the touchpad needs a bit of a learning curve and does not seem as easy to use versus a regular mouse. The included joystick adds quite a bit of functionality to the keyboard, and is a much better solution for scrolling on pages than using the touchpad. CORSAIR has also added a bit of “gaming” feel to the keyboard by adding the L/R buttons, but these are not as accessible for use as on a regular gamepad, but very simple games could take advantage of this solution. read more

Crucial 2x8GB DDR4-2666 SODIMM Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2019-04-11 read/post comments(0)

By replacing the single-channel 16GB stock DDR4 2400MHz solution with a dual-channel DDR4 2666MHz kit, our DELL Inspiron 7577 became snappier in usual Windows applications and some productivity benchmarks have seen increases as well! Besides Ashes of the Singularity CPU Benchmark, PCMark benchmark suite clearly shows an improvement in Windows OS performance, by leaving the rest of the components running at stock. read more

SteelSeries Stratus Duo Gamepad Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2019-04-06 read/post comments(0)

Thanks to the dual-interface and internal rechargeable battery, you can go ahead and game in no time! We have tried quite a bit of games with it, including Dead or Alive 6 and Mortal Kombat XL. The controller is very responsive and feels comfortable thanks to its ergonomic shape; while we are not fans of playing games on such small screens like smartphones do have, we have paired the controller on our Android-based 4K Sony TV and ran games via Steam Link. Despite the Bluetooth connection, the extra lag this type of connection does introduce was barely noticeable and we were happy to game on a larger screen instead of staying in front of our desk. read more

Razer Kraken Competitive Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-03-31 read/post comments(0)

For testing the product, we have used our Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 internal soundcard; we have run multiple games such as Wolfenstein: The New Order, Guild Wars 2, Tera and GRIP Combat Racing. Thanks to the large, custom 50mm drivers we could hear explosions, gun shots and other effects in very much detail, while the character voices did remain clear at all times. The headset is also good for listening to your favorite music tracks while commuting to work and you will surely attract a lot of attention thanks to the catchy color choices. read more

CORSAIR Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock Presentation

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2019-03-27 read/post comments(0)

Thanks to the huge bandwidth offered by the Thunderbolt 3 interface, the Elgato Pro Dock from CORSAIR does allow using multiple devices at once, while having it connected to your Macbook Pro or an ultrabook that supports this type of bus. Latest generation ports are offered in order to provide great transfer speeds and if our computer needs up to 85W of power, the dock can charge it as well. A great feature is the inclusion of UHS-II card readers, supporting the high-performance microSDXC offerings, for transferring 4K content to your drives for processing in no time! read more

ROCCAT Vulcan 100 Mechanical RGB Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-03-21 read/post comments(0)

We have used the keyboard to write several documents and run a few games; the new Titan switches have a similar feel to MX Brown and thanks to the low profile design and the 1.8mm actuation point, the Vulcan 100 can keep up even during intensive gaming sessions. The keyboard is not as silent as we would have wanted (for that you’d better go with a Cherry MX Silent variant or LP Speed), but during LAN parties this aspect is not that important. read more
Motherboards/IntegratedCPU BIOSTAR A10N-8800E Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2019-03-14
Others/Mice & Keyboards CHERRY MX BOARD 1.0 BACKLIGHT Mechanical Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2019-03-06
Memory CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2019-02-26
Audio/Others SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2019-02-22
Memory Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine DDR4 Gaming Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2019-02-17

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Google will block embedded browser log-ins to fight phishing

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Embedded browsers within apps can be useful if you want to use an existing account from another service -- say, your Gmail log-in -- to access their features. However, they're also really easy to weaponize for man-in-the-middle types of phishing… Go To Full Article

Digital Storm Lynx (i7 9700K + RTX 2070) @ TechPowerUp

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Digital Storm looks to please with the Lynx Ultimate Gaming PC. Featuring a balanced build with exceptional attention to detail, this fully loaded system delivers solid performance with a heavy dose of RGB illumination. Go To Full Article

Uber's self-driving unit gets its own CEO and a $1 billion investment

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As Uber finally closes in on its IPO, its self-driving car unit is getting a big cash infusion and some independence. The company announced tonight that Toyota, Denso and Softbank are investing a total of $1 billion in its Advanced… Go To Full Article

Original 'Burnout Paradise' servers shut down August 1st

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All good things must come to an end, and that includes multiplayer support for the original Burnout Paradise. Emails sent to players and a tweet from Criterion confirm that the game's servers -- which have been in operation since it… Go To Full Article

Microsoft is making VR better for those with vision problems

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Virtual reality can be a rush to the senses, but not if you have vision problems. Microsoft researchers are trying to solve that problem via a tool kit for Unity VR developers to help players with low vision. Since vision… Go To Full Article

Razer Launches Core X Chroma TB3 eGFX Enclosure: 700 W, GbE, USB

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Razer has introduced a new enclosure for external graphics cards. The new Core X Chroma Thunderbolt 3 enclosure is compatible with bulky graphics cards, integrates a high-wattage power supply, and comes with additional USB 3.0 Type-A as well as GbE… Go To Full Article

Netflix will invest up to $100 million in a NYC production hub

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Netflix films many of its productions in New York City (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is just one example), so it only makes sense to have a large presence there, doesn't it? The company certainly thinks so. It's establishing an NYC production… Go To Full Article

Facebook stored millions of Instagram passwords in plain text

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Last month, news broke that Facebook employees had access to up to 600 million user passwords, which had been stored in plain text. Today, the company revealed that millions of Instagram passwords were also stored in a readable format. An… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master: Square RGB Fans Announced

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Back in January at the CES 2019 trade show, Cooler Master lifted the lid on its plans to release a new range 120 mm fans and they're here; the new Square Fan (SF) series SF120R RGB, the SF120R ARGB, and… Go To Full Article

Fitbit Versa Lite review: The basics aren't enough

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I wasn't sure what to expect when Fitbit announced the Versa Lite smartwatch. It's supposed to be a pared-back iteration of last year's Versa, which itself was already a watered-down version of the company's first true smartwatch, the Ionic. Fo...… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Announces Surface Hub 2S: 50-Inch for $9000

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Microsoft has introduced its new family of Surface Hub collaboration devices designed for conference rooms. The new lineup includes an all-new 85-inch model for those who need larger screens, as well as an all-new 50-inch model that can be powered… Go To Full Article

Russia worked hard to recruit social media users to campaign for Trump

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We already knew that the Internet Research Agency (IRA), which is essentially a farm of bots and trolls, exposed 126 million Americans on Facebook to Russian-backed propaganda during the 2016 US presidential election. But today's release of the redac... Go To Full Article

BOXX APEXX W4X With Xeon W-3175X, and APEXX W8R Server with 8 GPUs

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At the NAB trade show BOXX unleashed its new Intel Xeon W-3175X equipped workstation, the APEXX W4X. Also on display at NAB 2019 was its new GPU-acceleration focused server, the APEXX W8R which is configurable with up to eight dedicated… Go To Full Article

YouTube Music is free on Google Home, if you don't mind ads

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Starting today, YouTube Music is offering a free, ad-supported experience on Google Home speakers and other Google Assistant-powered speakers. Just navigate to account settings, tap services and select music, then set YouTube Music as the default mus... Go To Full Article

Soylent launches 100-calorie 'mini-meal' bar

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Soylent, the drink of choice for Silicon Valley bros with no time to eat, is launching a new line of snack bars. Known as Soylent Squared, the 100-calorie "mini-meal" bars are the first solid food offerings from the company since… Go To Full Article

Periodic Audio Be (Beryllium) In Ear Monitors Review

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Periodic Audio is a new "player" in the market and today we're testing their top of the line Be (Beryllium) In-Ear Monitors which are catered towards demanding audiophiles. Go To Full Article

The Realme 3 (RMX1821) Review

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The new Realme 3 smartphone is here! It boasts a new design, new cameras, and a more powerful processor – all at an INCREDIBLE PRICE! Find out what the Realme 3 offers over its predecessor, and why… Go To Full Article

The Switch might finally go on sale in China

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It seems the Switch may soon arrive in China, as Nintendo has teamed up with Tencent to bring its ultra-popular console to an enormous market. Guangdong province's game regulator has provisionally given the green light for a trial version of… Go To Full Article

Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 comes on April 23rd

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It appears that Nvidia will launch its entry-level Geforce GTX 1650 on April 23rd, and it undercut a lot of entry-level cards with an MSRP of $149. Earlier this week, Videocardz.com revealed full specifications of the upcoming… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master MH752 Gaming Headset Review @ Technoyard.com

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"Few factors determine a good gaming headset; comfort, superior sound quality, crystal clear communication and portability. The Cooler Master (CM) MH752 gaming headset supposedly offers all these characteristics at an impressive price of only AU$119." Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Masterbox Q500L Case Review @ Hardware Asylum

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If you are looking for a smaller case that offers no compromise and maximum versatility look no further than the Cooler Master Masterbox Q500L. Your efforts will be rewarded with one of the most interesting cases Cooler Master has ever… Go To Full Article

HyperX Pulsefire Core @ TechPowerUp

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The Pulsefire Core is HyperX's budget option for a gaming mouse, but according to its specifications, it can easily compete with more expensive mice. It features a 6,200 CPI PixArt PAW3327 optical sensor, Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks,… Go To Full Article

'Child's Play' trailer shows Chucky controlling smart homes and drones

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A reboot of the Child's Play franchise will hit theaters this summer and while we already had a good idea killer toy Chucky would be more of a robot with AI capabilities this time around, the latest trailer provides further… Go To Full Article

LG struggles to deliver on its promise of faster Android updates

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Just over a year ago LG announced the launch of its Software Upgrade Center – a facility designed to give customers around the world "faster, timelier" operating system and software updates. But as ComputerWorld revealed this week, it's been 37...… Go To Full Article

The Huawei P30 & P30 Pro Reviews: Photography Enhanced

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The last year has been extremely exciting period for Huawei and its products: Starting with the P20, the company’s flagships have been truly transformative in terms of their camera photography capabilities. The P20 and P20 Pro last year were extremely… Go To Full Article

PC Specialist Enigma S1 Review

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PC Specialist pairs a Core i5-9600K with Nvidia's GTX 1660 Ti in this £1,200 gaming rig. Go To Full Article

Amazon will close its Chinese platform for third-party sellers in July

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Amazon is pulling the plug on its e-commerce marketplace for third-party sellers in China. The decision follows a long struggle by American e-commerce companies in the country, who have fallen behind China's faster shopping rivals. Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy Fold screen breaks

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Tame Apple Press says we told you so The Tame Apple Press is celebrating after Samsung's folding phones develop problems. Along with 5G, Apple's inability to come up with folding phones was seen as… Go To Full Article

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is out

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For those who don't want a blue ray drive Software King of the World Microsoft has unveiled its Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which is priced at $249 and will be in the shops on 7 May. Go To Full Article

The $9,000 Surface Hub 2S is out now

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50-inch needs Steelcase’s Roam stand Software King of the World Microsoft has released its Microsoft Surface Hub 2S which, for nine grand, seems to be a rather expensive whiteboard. However, it appears that most… Go To Full Article

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