Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR4-3200 XPOWER Turbine RGB Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2020-02-18 read/post comments(0)

The XPOWER Turbine RGB 32GB kit from Silicon Power does offer wide compatibility for configuration in terms of LED lighting, while the Samsung ICs are carefully selected from the factory, in order to stay stable at the programmed XMP timings. In our case, the kit has performed interestingly well at 3000MHz instead of the rated 3200Mhz, which leaves us suspecting that the pre-programmed timings were more relaxed than the kit was capable of. When testing with the rated CAS timings and leaving the others on Auto, we managed to squeeze more performance out of the kit, but going further was not possible since the system was unable to boot. read more

Razer Nari Ultimate - Overwatch Lúcio Edition Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2020-02-16 read/post comments(0)

After fully charging the headset, we have fired up several games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic, Overwatch, Bioshock 2, Forza Horizon 4 and Bayonetta; even at default settings, the vibration is quite strong and activates on low frequencies in real time. Even when we have had discussions via Skype, depending on the voice frequency we have felt short vibrations but thanks to the Synapse controls, we could eliminate these by turning the haptic effects to a lower level. Thanks to the thick padding of the cups, the vibration effect remains pleasant even when it is turned all the way up; however, there are times when we would like to turn the haptic effect completely off and this is… read more

XFX AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB GDDR6 THICC III Ultra Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2020-02-12 read/post comments(0)

With the release of the Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 Ultra THICC III, XFX has refined the cooling system quite a bit and now we do have a card that only occupies two slots, remains cool during maximum load and at the same time the fans remain at very low noise levels. Even though the card runs with the memory at 12Gbps, the used packages are rated at 14Gbps, so we have some overclocking headroom for sure in this regard, while the GPU reaches nearly 1750MHz boost clock in Time Spy Extreme, as the manufacturer intended. XFX and AMD themselves have intended to recommend this card for 1080P resolutions while gaming, but we have seen situations when this card… read more

SteelSeries Rival 3 Wired Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-02-09 read/post comments(0)

Due to its low weight and comfortable shape, we have used the mouse without any issues while writing several reviews but also while playing titles such as DOOM, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Bioshock 2. Up to 2560x1440 screen resolution we did not see the need of using higher CPI values than Rival 3 can offer, while the left/right click buttons have a nice feel to it, while being quite silent. Even if we are talking about an entry-level product, we do have the RGB LED lighting system split on three different segments, with different configuration options; SteelSeries does also mention that with this mouse they have used the brightest LEDs to date, measuring around 750 lux. read more

Creative SXFI THEATER 2.4GHz Low Latency Wireless Headphones Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2020-02-05 read/post comments(0)

After creating the profile in the SXFI mobile application, we went ahead and installed SXFI Control for easy upload purposes, while leaving the EQ in neutral position. We did listen to quite a bit of YouTube clips, 1080P and 4K TV Shows/Movies but also played Injustice 2, SWTOR and Resident Evil 2: Creative’s implementation of holographic audio really makes a difference and offers a very nice experience even when only voices are involved. Besides really great virtual 7.1 positioning, we have found that the bass levels do not decrease when enabling Super X-Fi technology as we have seen with other surround sound implementations, which adds even more to the immersion. read more

CORSAIR iCUE H115i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by stefan @ 2020-01-30 read/post comments(0)

The H115i RGB PRO XT AIO offers visible improvements over its predecessor by including an even better pump assembly and while working with the Quiet and Balanced profiles for the fans we have observed lower temperatures on the Ryzen 9 3900X in both IDLE and Full Load; we need to mention that both coolers have had similar fan speeds in this modes, the only big difference being with the Extreme profile (1131RPM vs 1491RPM on the XT). read more
Memory Ballistix Sport AT DDR4-3200 2x16GB Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2020-01-28
Others/Mice & Keyboards Dream Machines DM4 EVO Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2020-01-22
Others/Editorials Chris de Jong Professional Gamer Razer Interview by stefan @ 2020-01-17
Audio/Others Razer Kraken Ultimate Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2020-01-16
Storage/Other Silicon Power Mobile C10 Type C USB 3.1 Gen1 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2020-01-10

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Samsung appoints new board chairman

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This one is supposed to increase transparency and independence. Samsung has named a non-executive director as board chairman for the first time, to increase transparency and independence after the last one had a bad case of jail. Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Level 20 HT Snow Review

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Big, bigger, level 20 HT! We are testing today on with the Thermaltake Level 20 HT in the Snow Edition a chic, large, white showcase that like to convince with plenty of space for hardware, plenty of space for… Go To Full Article

Microsoft changes Windows 10 icons

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Iconoclasm never ended well Microsoft is rolling out updates to the icons for Windows 10's core apps over the months ahead, starting with the Calendar and Mail apps in a new Release Preview for Windows Insiders in… Go To Full Article

AI might save humans afterall

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Boffins asks Hal to sort out antibiotic problems While people worry about AI taking over the world and killing humans, it looks like one AI has come up with a powerful antibiotic that kills some of the… Go To Full Article

ASUS TUF RX 5700 Cards Are Also Overheating, Remember?

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While ASUS is blaming AMD for their overheating ROG Strix cards, we should remember that ASUS TUF Radeon RX 5700 cards are also overheating... Let's look at WHY these TUF Gaming cards are overheating, and HOW they… Go To Full Article

Valve's Index VR production has been impacted by coronavirus

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We're just about a month out from the launch of Half Life: Alyx on March 23rd, and like so many other things, it is seeing some impact from the coronavirus outbreak. According to a statement given to RoadtoVR and UploadVR,… Go To Full Article

Facebook will pay for user recordings to improve speech recognition

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Facebook may have stopped listening to and transcribing Messenger voice chats, but it still needs voice recordings to improve its speech recognition technology. So the company is going to pay select users to record snippets of audio through a new… Go To Full Article

Durgod x HK Venus Keyboard @ TechPowerUp

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Durgod has grabbed many an eye among the enthusiast keyboard market, and today, we get to see if the brand merits the attention. We take a look at the Venus, a 60% form factor keyboard that aims to combine high… Go To Full Article

Eli Roth is directing the 'Borderlands' movie

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Uncharted won't be the only well-known game franchise receiving a movie adaptation in the near future. Lionsgate has revealed that Hostel director and Inglourious Basterds star Eli Roth will direct the Borderlands movie, with production starting lat... Go To Full Article

Twitter tests labeling and correcting misleading tweets from politicians

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Twitter is testing a new feature that -- if implemented -- will prominently flag misleading tweets from politicians and other public figures, according to NBC News. As seen below, the feature adds red and orange badges to tweets the company… Go To Full Article

A Cheap Monitor with USB-C Docking & Presence Detector

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USB Type-C connectors on displays and docking capabilities for modern laptops are extremely convenient, but up until recently monitor manufacturers have treated USB-C as a premium feature. This is slowly but surely changing, as this week Philips introduced its business-oriented… Go To Full Article

Sony and Facebook withdraw from GDC due to coronavirus concerns

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Mobile World Congress 2020 isn't the only trade show affected by COVID-19, otherwise known as the new coronavirus disease. Facebook has just announced that it will withdraw its presence from the annual Game Developer's Conference this year. In doing... Go To Full Article

ADATA Releases SE760 USB 3.2 Gen 2 External SSD: Up to 1000 MB/s

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High-performance external storage devices are gaining popularity these days as many mobile PCs come with a relatively low-capacity SSD that cannot be upgraded. To that end, ADATA this week announced its new lineup of high-end external SSDs that offer high… Go To Full Article

'Westworld' season 3 trailer sets the stage for an AI battle

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HBO has released a new trailer for the upcoming third season of Westworld. It shows Dolores, Maeve and Westworld's other characters leave the confines of the park that defined so much of show's past two seasons. Additionally, we see more… Go To Full Article

GM makes it easier to find EV charging stations with its myChevrolet app

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If you drive a Chevy Bolt and you're the type of phone owner who likes to use as few applications as possible, GM plans to make to its myChevrolet app more useful. This year, the automaker plans to update the… Go To Full Article

'Black Panther' comes to Disney+ on March 4th

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Depending on who you ask, everyone has a different favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie, but it's fair to say Black Panther is in a lot of people's top five. After a notable absence from Disney+, the 2018 film will… Go To Full Article

Google is disappointing the Stadia community

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"This is fine." Andrey Doronichev is in charge of gamer experience at Stadia, Google's fledgling cloud-gaming service. In a conversation with him about the company's confidence in Stadia three months post-launch, Doronichev was unflappable. Th... Go To Full Article

For $300, you can get an Alexa-powered kitchen for your kids

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Alexa and other smart speakers can be especially useful in the kitchen, and toymakers are taking note. Today, KidKraft revealed its Alexa 2-in-1 Kitchen and Market. At first glance, it looks like your average play kitchen, but it comes with… Go To Full Article

Mobvoi's latest TicWatch Pro is its most durable wearable yet

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Over the last couple of years, wearable maker Mobvoi has made a name for itself by producing affordable but capable Wear OS smartwatches. The company's latest product, an update to its TicWatch Pro lineup, looks like it will continue that… Go To Full Article

Hunt the high seas as a hyper-evolved super shark in 'Maneater'

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Sharks have had a bad rap for years. Between Jaws, Deep Blue Sea (RIP Samuel L Jackson), and Shark Week, these apex oceanic predators have long been maligned as mindless killing machines. But in Maneater from Tripwire Interactive players will… Go To Full Article

ZOOZ ZSE29 Z-Wave Plus S2 Outdoor Motion Sensor Review @

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The ZOOZ ZSE29 is an interesting product. As a motion sensor and a SmartThings device it definitely works very well, but determining how appropriate it is to use this outdoors will have to be seen after some time installed exposed… Go To Full Article

BIOSTAR Brings Windows 7 To Intel's B365 Platform: A Core i9-9900K w/ Win7, Anyone?

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Even though Microsoft ended regular support for Windows 7 last month, there are millions of customers who continue to use the OS and plan to stick with it for a while to come. But even without essential security updates, trying… Go To Full Article

Samsung Starts Mass Production at V1

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Samsung Foundry has started mass production of chips using its 6LPP and 7LPP manufacturing processes at its new V1 fab. The new facility employs one of the industry’s first production lines built from the ground up for technologies that heavily… Go To Full Article

Plextor Unveils M9P Plus SSD: A Proven Design Gets 96L 3D TLC & Up to 3.4 GB/s

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Plextor has introduced its new flagship consumer SSD lineup, the M9P Plus. The new drives continue to use Marvell’s proven "Eldora" controller, but come equipped with Kioxia’s 96-layer BiCS4 3D TLC NAND memory, and offer slightly higher sequential performance than… Go To Full Article

Microsoft’s Defender security software is coming to iOS and Android

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Despite Apple and Google's best efforts, malware and malicious apps are still a big concern on iOS and Android. So today, Microsoft announced that it's bringing its Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to the mobile operating systems. In other w...… Go To Full Article

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' will offer island terraforming

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Nintendo just wrapped up its latest Nintendo Direct stream, which touted the features and gameplay of the upcoming Switch game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. There are plenty of new elements to be excited about, but a few stand out and… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Define 7 Case Review @ Hardware Asylum

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The case I am talking about is the Define 7 and could easily be one of the most comprehensive cases I have ever reviewed. The Fractal Design Define 7 is a case that checks all the boxes making it an… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Define 7 Case Review @ Hardware Asylum

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The case I am talking about is the Define 7 and could easily be one of the most comprehensive cases I have ever reviewed. The Fractal Design Define 7 is a case that checks all the boxes making it an… Go To Full Article

Honda’s latest app helps Civic Type R drivers become better racers

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Honda has launched a new data-logging app designed to give drivers a ton of information about their skills on the track. Exclusive to the new 2020 Civic Type R, LogR provides information on 15 data points, including lap times, acceleration,… Go To Full Article

HTC's Project Proton is a preview of its next-gen VR headsets

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While HTC is betting its VR future on the modular Vive Cosmos for now, it's also been working on next-gen lightweight headsets, under the title "Project Proton," that CEO Yves Maitre said will resemble "really, really close to normal glasses."… Go To Full Article

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