Shuttle XPC Slim Barebone XH310 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2018-12-12 read/post comments(0)

The 3-litre, XH310 slim barebone from Shuttle is very flexible in terms of configuration and supports the latest Coffee Lake Intel processors. We can install up to 32GB of system memory, CPUs up to 65W TDP (95W SKUs can be installed as well, but the chipset will limit the frequencies in order to avoid overheating), an NVMe SSD, a WiFi card and more. Besides the compact, NVMe SSD, we can also fill the unit with no less than two 2.5’’ drives and an optical drive; if the optical drive is not necessary, we can always purchase the PHD4 3.5’’ HDD rack for even more storage. read more

Razer Naga Trinity MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-12-05 read/post comments(0)

After setting up Naga Trinity with our own preferences, we went ahead with testing it in games, but also productivity work; thanks to its wide chassis and shape, it is fairly easy to reach the configurable buttons and in our case we did feel right at home while using a palm grip. The DPI settings can be changed quite easily and Razer does also make use of the Hypershift function, for doubling the button mappings (function found with other manufacturers as well, but with other names). The Trinity name is not there for nothing, you are practically getting a 3-in-1 mouse model. read more

Silicon Power Secure G50 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2018-11-27 read/post comments(0)

The new Secure G50 USB Flash Drive series from Silicon Power offers an additional layer of protection against data theft by utilizing AES 256-bit hardware-based full-disk encryption in XTS mode and the SP Locker application is the point of interaction for unlocking the sensitive data partition. The drive will re-lock as soon as it has been unmounted and if there have been multiple attempts to guess the password (or brute-force), the drive contents will be erased in order to avoid data leakage. read more

SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-11-25 read/post comments(0)

We have tested the Rival 650 Wireless in CounterStrike: Global Offensive, Champions of Titan, Destiny 2 but also Command and Conquer: Tiberium Wars -> the comfort level is pretty much identical to the Rival 600 but with the added wireless bonus. The lift-off distance was set at 0.5mm and we have experienced no erratic behavior after no less than two hours of gaming. Thanks to the included lateral programmable buttons, we could access our macros with ease in-game, for increased efficiency. read more

Toshiba N300 8TB NAS Hard Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2018-11-20 read/post comments()

With the launch of the N300 series, Toshiba has a strong competitor on the enterprise storage/NAS market, that is able to offer good transfer speeds, is able to handle about 180TB of data per year and is approved for 24/7 operation. The drives have a MTTF of 1 million hours and are available with four different capacities: 4TB, 6TB, 8TB (128MB cache) and 10TB (256MB cache). read more

CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-11-16 read/post comments(0)

While with the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE sporting regular MX Speed switches we needed a bit of adjustment time due to the fast 1.2mm mechanical actuation distance and was sometimes difficult typing documents without making mistakes, with the K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile we felt that no training time was needed. We are dealing with a 35% lower key height versus the regular Speed switch and people that enjoy typing on laptop keyboards will really enjoy the new LP series. Another aspect that we did really enjoy is that the LP Speed switches are quiet, if not more quiet versus the regular MX Silent variant. read more
Audio/Others Razer Nari Wired/Wireless Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2018-11-10
Memory Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4-2666 2x8GB Kit Review by stefan @ 2018-11-05
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Rival 710 Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2018-10-28
Storage/SSD CORSAIR Force Series MP300 480GB M.2 SSD Review by stefan @ 2018-10-26
Motherboards/AMD AM4 MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC AM4 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2018-10-21

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Amazon aims to open checkout-free Go stores in office lobbies

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The current nature of Amazon's no-checkout Go stores seems tailor-made for grabbing a quick bite to eat during a break from work, and the company is determined to seize on that opportunity. It just opened a tiny (450 square feet)… Go To Full Article

OCC Reviews Just Cause 4

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"Is there a good reason to get Just Cause 4? I think so, but I also think some might be happier waiting for a sale on it. Hey, I have enjoyed the game, but I still feel I should add… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE AORUS K9 Review @ Vortez

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Well, right out of the box the AORUS K9 has some features other keyboards wish they had. One of these features is having the ability to remove the entire switch, this is something we rarely see, but it’s a very… Go To Full Article

1MORE Triple Driver BT In-Ear Headphones Review

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By combining their award winning Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones with a Bluetooth v4.2 adapter and full support for the LDAC and AAC Hi-Res Wireless Codecs 1MORE has managed to release yet another impressive product. Go To Full Article

NVIDIA's $1,100 AI brain for robots goes on sale

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NVIDIA's plan to power autonomous robots has kicked off in earnest. The company has released a Jetson AGX Xavier Module that gives robots and other intelligent machines the processing oomph they need for their AI 'brains.' You're not about to… Go To Full Article

Disney+ series 'The Mandalorian' adds Carl Weathers and Werner Herzog

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The slow-drip of information about Disney's live-action Star Wars streaming series continues, and now we know who has been cast in The Mandalorian. The series is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau and will rotate through a list of… Go To Full Article

The original 'Inspector Gadget' is coming to Twitch December 17th

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Inspector Gadget is back on duty. The first season of the 1983 animated series Inspector Gadget will be broadcast in its entirety on Twitch starting December 17th at 10:00 AM PST. The show will air in five-hour sessions on the… Go To Full Article

LG Gram 17 and 14" Gram 2-in-1 look to ease your load

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LG wants to take a load off your shoulders—quite literally, in fact. The company just announced the latest iterations in its Gram lineup of light laptops. There are two models: one is a standard-form-factor laptop with a 17" display, while… Go To Full Article

A new Intel has a fresh perspective

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Take away: Strong leaders can motivate Jim Keller, Murthy and Raja Koduri are very prominent names in the chip industry but it is very important to underline that Intel has many thousands of employees and most of… Go To Full Article

Intel's new processor has big and little cores

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10nm and 22nm on the 3D Foveros package Raja Koduri, ex ATI, AMD, Apple and now Intel’s senior vice president of Core and Visual Computing, outlined a strategic shift in the company’s design and engineering models.… Go To Full Article

Western Digital WD Black 1 TB NVMe SSD Review @ Hardware-Mag.de

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We have just released a review of the 1 TByte Western Digital WD Black M.2-2280 NVMe Solid State Drive, based on BiCS3 3D-TLC-NAND with 64 layers and a SanDisk controller, including benchmarks and many more details. Go To Full Article

Serato adds SoundCloud, Tidal and more to your DJ toolbox

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Serato DJ's latest Pro 2.1 and Lite 1.1 software updates have been in public beta for a couple of months, but today those final versions go live. Included with these updates are the addition of SoundCloud and Tidal streaming services… Go To Full Article

Overwatch League events expand beyond LA in 2019

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To date, Overwatch League matches have taken place in Blizzard's own venue in Los Angeles. It's a special experience, but likely off-limits if you live on the other side of the continent or another country. For the 2019 season, though,… Go To Full Article

ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX OC 8 GB @ TechPowerUp

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The ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX OC is a custom-design variant using a large triple slot cooler that delivers excellent temperatures or very low noise levels, thanks to the inclusion of a dual BIOS feature, which offers a "quiet" mode.… Go To Full Article

Samsung’s 5G Smartphone Prototype: Don’t Mention The Notch

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In the Verizon 5G demo area at Qualcomm's recent Snapdragon tech summit, there was a station that was streaming 4K video through a 5G smartphone. That device was a Samsung prototype, and it was kept very hush-hush. They were serious:… Go To Full Article

Facebook and ZeniMax settle VR copyright lawsuit

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John Carmack isn't the only one ending a legal fight with ZeniMax. Facebook and ZeniMax have agreed to settle a lawsuit that had accused Facebook and Oculus of violating copyright for the alleged "unlawful misappropriation" of ZeniMax VR code. The...… Go To Full Article

ADATA Unveils Ultra-Compact UE700 Pro External Flash Drives: Up to 360 MB/s

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ADATA has released a new lineup of USB flash drives that combines compact dimensions, high capacity, and high performance (in case of high-end models). The UE700 Pro drives come in a metallic chassis and are aimed at those who always… Go To Full Article

Lift Aircraft's passenger drone is all about fun flights

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While the likes of Uber, Airbus and Porsche tinker away on their respective passenger and transportation drones, a lesser-known startup is taking an altogether different approach. Instead of getting mired in the logistics and regulatory frameworks of... Go To Full Article

Dell Shareholders Vote to Make Company Public Again

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Dell's shareholders on Tuesday voted to make the company public after five years of being a private company. The decision is expected to simplify the raising capital and to allow Dell to pursue stock-based acquisitions, which in turn will help… Go To Full Article

Algoriddim merges its iOS djay apps, adds new Pro-level features

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Algoriddim's djay app has been an Apple favorite for some time, regularly appearing in the company's keynotes to show off incremental updates over the years. There's been djay, djay for iPhone, djay for iPad, vjay (for video), djay 2, djay… Go To Full Article

PlayStation Classic review: A disappointing dose of nostalgia

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The PlayStation Classic is a mistake. It's a quick attempt by Sony to cash in on the micro-console trend, something Nintendo kicked off with the NES and SNES Classic. (Sony didn't even try to differentiate the name from Nintendo's systems.)… Go To Full Article

Intel unveils a groundbreaking way to make 3D chips

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As it's getting more difficult to cram transistors next to each other in chips, and we near the end of Moore's Law, the only choice is to go vertical. Literally. That's the essence of 3D chip design, and it's the… Go To Full Article

Intel is bringing teraflop integrated graphics to 10nm chips in 2019

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No, you didn't read that wrong. Intel's 11th generation integrated graphics will pack in more than a teraflop worth of computing power, the company announced today. That means you'll actually be able to play plenty of PC games without the… Go To Full Article

Now Windows 10 Has C, B, and D Updates. What is Microsoft Smoking?

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According to Microsoft, Windows 10 has “B,” “C,” and “D” updates—but never “A” updates! These updates are released at different times, contain different things, and are offered to different people. Let’s break all this down. What Is a Cumulative… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC leaked

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Features 1920 CUDA cores Videocardz deep throats have turned up a leak of the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card which is launching soon. The card features TU106 GPU with 1920 CUDA cores and 6GB… Go To Full Article

Tesla sues its alleged saboteur for $167 million

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Tesla wants Martin Tripp to pay up big time -- it's seeking a whopping $167 million from the former employee, which company chief Elon Musk once called a saboteur. The electric vehicle maker filed a lawsuit against Tripp earlier this… Go To Full Article

Huawei CFO gets bail

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$7.5 million A judge in Vancouver, British Columbia, has set a $7.5 million U.S. bail for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested last week on suspicion of violating U.S. trade sanctions against Iran. … Go To Full Article

Office 365 for Mac now supports Dark Mode

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As promised, Office 365 is ready to wring more out of macOS Mojave. Microsoft has updated the Mac version of its subscription productivity suite with several helpful features, two of which are tied to Apple's latest software. The obvious one… Go To Full Article

LG's Gram laptop line adds a 2-in-1 and 'lightest' 17-inch model

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LG will showcase two new entries to its ultralight Gram lineup at CES 2019 -- one of them is a 17-inch laptop for those who prefer large screens, while the other is a 2-in-1 convertible. According to the sneak peek… Go To Full Article

NSA official: China is preparing for possible high-profile hacks

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NSA official Rob Joyce told guests at a Wall Street Journal security conference that hacking-related Chinese activity had been climbing in recent months. He was concerned the country was "prepositioning" itself to attack "critical infrastructure" suc... Go To Full Article

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