Silicon Power XD80 M.2 2280 2TB PCIe 3.0 SSD Review

Memory by stefan @ 2022-09-25 read/post comments(0)

The new XD80 2TB version from Silicon Power is very interesting, since it does not come with the previous controller but retains the same internal product code. As we have noted from the test results, the drive trades punches in terms of performance with the 1TB version while blank, but when filled to about 60% of its capacity, it falls a bit behind. We think that this can be attributed to the Realtek RTS5762 controller, which operates differently but unfortunately not a lot of info is available online about it. read more

AQIRYS CAPELLA Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2022-09-23 read/post comments(0)

Thanks to the plastic construction and lack of mechanical switches, CAPELLA is quite light for a full-sized keyboard at only 880 grams. When typing or gaming, the keyboard remained silent, requiring an actuation force of about 52 gF, while the travel is set at 3.6mm. Given the included buttons and controls, the CAPELLA was not only thought for entry-level gaming but also for people which do watch lots of multimedia contents and let’s not forget productivity work as well! read more

Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR4 3200MHz CL22 SODIMM Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2022-09-18 read/post comments(0)

By using the Silicon Power 2x16GB 3200MHz C22 RAM kit, the DH32U5 barebone can deliver a little bit more performance versus the previous 2666MHz tests but this strictly depends on the used application. The modules barely got warm during use so they could be successfully used in more restricted airflow environments, while the kit does offer enough capacity for most user applications. read more

LattePanda 3 Delta 864 Single Board Computer Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2022-09-11 read/post comments(0)

The new LattePanda 3 Delta does offer good mainstream performance for the low power it uses in full load, while remaining very silent even during consistent loads for long periods of time. The mini-PC can be used as-is by taking advantage of the pre-installed Windows 10 OS or by upgrading to Windows 11 or even erasing the whole partition and moving to Linux. This was thought as a development platform for tinkerers thanks to the included Arduino ATmega32U4 and is compatible with hundreds of sensors and actuators. read more

Shuttle XPC slim Barebone DH32U5 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2022-09-05 read/post comments(0)

Given the included Intel Core i5-1135G7 CPU on the DH32U5 barebone, we are getting great performance for an ULV SoC, while keeping power consumption and heat at bay. While we have tested the mini-PC with a 32GB 2666MHz kit, the supported maximum frequency is 3200, which may also bring some extra boost to the table. Versus the DS20U5 which featured a Comet Lake-U Core i5-10210U fanless solution, the 11th Gen SoC does offer quite an impressive boost in the iGPU department as well via the Intel Gen 12 Xe and its 80 EUs. read more

Silicon Power UD90 M.2 2280 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2022-08-29 read/post comments(0)

The Phison E21 controller paired with Micron’s 176-layer TLC NAND does result in a good mainstream drive in terms of performance, even surpassing Silicon Power rated speeds, which operates at decent temperatures in normal operation. However, if your projects do imply writing very large sequences of data at once, the drive will heat up to about 80 degrees Celsius while using the stock thin graphene heatspreader. In that case, we will surely recommend a custom heatsink or simply installing the drive on a motherboard with an integrated cooling system. read more
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Memory Sabrent Rocket 64GB (2x32GB) 4800MHz DDR5 Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2022-08-15
Audio/Others Creative SXFI AMP + Aurvana Trio LS Bundle Review by stefan @ 2022-08-08
Others/Miscelleneous Silicon Power QP77 10000mAh Power Bank Review by stefan @ 2022-08-01
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Intel reveals full pricing for its upcoming Arc A770 and A750 graphics cards

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Just $20 for 8GB more memory Intel has revealed a bit more details about its upcoming Arc A770 and Arc A750 graphics cards, including the price for all versions, as well as a bit more details on… Go To Full Article

Internet had a near miss

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Authoritarian countries nearly kept control The world wide wibble had a near miss when the United Nations agency that sets global standards for telecoms and tech infrastructure voted for a US official instead of a Russian.… Go To Full Article

Lian Li SP850 Gold SFX Power Supply Review

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Energy efficient PCIe 5.0 SFX power supply! Lian Li has taken it upon itself to develop a modern, powerful PC power supply in small form factor format, which should fully meet today's standards and customer requirements. The result is a… Go To Full Article

Iphone 14 Pro has even more issues

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Apple calls them features Early adopters of Fruity cargo-cult Apple's over-priced under functioned iPhone 14 Pro are now suffering from yet another feature of Apple's software Q&A -- random shut downs. It appears… Go To Full Article

Apple fires vice president of procurement

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For being a big tit on someone else’s TikTok Fruity cargo cult vice president of procurement Tony Blevins has been fired for making a gag about “big breasts” on another person’s TikTok account. The… Go To Full Article

FTC under pressure to block Amazon's iRobot take over

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US democrats are worried about giving Amazon maps of your house The Federal Trade Commission is facing mounting pressure to block Amazon’s proposed $1.65 billion purchase of iRobot, the company behind Roomba autonomous vacuums. Go To Full Article

Satellites must be deorbited within five years of completing missions, FCC rules

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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted new rules to address the growing risk of "space junk" or abandoned satellites, rockets and other debris. The new "5-year-rule" will require low-Earth operators to deorbit their satellites within five years following… Go To Full Article

Apple sued for age discrimination

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We don’t need to retain you anymore grandad you are lucky to have work A 67-year-old director in Apple's Intellectual Property Enforcement unit is suing the company for age discrimination, because Jobs Mob took away a special… Go To Full Article

All Facebook and Instagram users in the US can now show off their NFTs

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Meta is done rolling out support for non-fungible tokens or NFTs in the US. The company first started giving select creators in the country the option to display their tokens on Facebook and Instagram earlier this year. But now everyone… Go To Full Article

New York joins California in aiming to make all auto sales hybrid or EV by 2035

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New York is following California's lead by mandating that all new cars, pickups and SUVs sold in the state must be either EVs or plug-in hybrids, Governor Kathy Hochul announced. To reach that goal, 35 percent of new cars must… Go To Full Article

ROCCAT Vulcan II Mini Mechanical Keyboard Review @ APH Networks

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ROCCAT brings a strong compact 65% mechanical keyboard experience to the forefront with the Vulcan II Mini. Go To Full Article

Former eBay execs get prison time in cyberstalking case involving Twitter threats and

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Two of the eBay executives who were charged for staging a cyberstalking campaign against the creators of the eCommerceBytes newsletter have been sentenced to prison. The Justice Department says that these execs, along with five other former eBay employees, worked… Go To Full Article

Elon Musk's texts with Jack Dorsey and Parag Agrawal detail tumultuous Twitter negoti

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A tranche of Elon Musk’s private messages have been made public as part of his ongoing lawsuit with Twitter. The messages, revealed in a court filing Thursday, shed new light on Musk’s behind-the-scenes negotiations with Twitter’s leadership, as well discussions… Go To Full Article

System76 Launch Configurable Mechanical Keyboard @ TechPowerUp

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System76's Launch is a unique take on the 75% keyboard formula. It's a completely open-source design both on the hardware and firmware front, and provides for a low profile typing experience with a few interesting tweaks including a split space… Go To Full Article

Intel claims its Arc A770 and A750 GPUs will outperform NVIDIA's mid-range RTX 3060

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Ahead of bringing its Arc desktop GPUs to everyone in a couple of weeks, Intel has revealed more details about what to expect from the graphics cards in terms of specs and performance. The A770, which starts at $329, will… Go To Full Article

Twitter embraces TikTok-style ‘immersive’ video

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Videos on Twitter will now look a lot more like TikTok. The company announced that it’s switching to a full-screen “immersive” video player for watching clips. It’s also borrowing the now-familiar “swipe up” gesture that will allow people to endlessly… Go To Full Article

How to Change the Style of Hyperlinks in Microsoft Word

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Most people are familiar with the default hyperlink format: it’s a blue, underlined font. But if the design you have in mind for your Microsoft Word document calls for a unique link appearance, we’ll show you how to change it. Go To Full Article

Google Stadia Is Shutting Down, Refunds Incoming

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It’s been a long time coming, but Stadia will finally shut down in January of 2023. The service failed to gain “traction with users”, according to Phil Harrison, the Stadia VP and GM. Shockingly, customers will receive full refunds for… Go To Full Article

MSI Stealth 15M review: Coasting on its good looks

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It's only natural that a person's tastes and preferences change over time. So after years of thirsting for big, beefy gaming laptops with shiny lights, I've started gravitating towards more understated all-rounders that don't scream "Look at me." And for… Go To Full Article

Meta reportedly suspends all hiring, warns staff of possible layoffs

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As with many other industries, the tech sector has been feeling the squeeze of the global economic slowdown this year. Meta isn't immune to that. Reports in May suggested that the company would slow down the rate of new hires… Go To Full Article

AI is already better at lip reading that we are

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They Shall Not Grow Old, a 2018 documentary about the lives and aspirations of British and New Zealand soldiers living through World War I from acclaimed Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, had its hundred-plus-year-old silent footage modernized through… Go To Full Article

Native Instruments pads out its Komplete 14 suite with some welcome new toys

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Komplete, Native Instruments' flagship music production bundle, has a little bit of everything. That's always been part of its appeal. It's pricey, but you get monstersynths, a top-notch drum sampler, a virtual guitar rig and Kontakt — which is also… Go To Full Article

'Mythic Quest' season 3 debuts November 11th on Apple TV+

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It's been nearly a year and a half, but you'll soon get to find out what happens next in Mythic Quest. Apple has revealed that season three of its game developer comedy series will debut on TV+ November 11th. There… Go To Full Article

Get a 15-inch Touchscreen Lenovo Chromebook for Under $300

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Windows may be the most popular laptop operating system in the world, but Chrome OS has gained some significant ground, thanks largely to a diverse supply of Chromebooks. Whether you already have an aging Chromebook that you’d like to upgrade,… Go To Full Article

Meta's New AI Tool Generates Videos from Text

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The future will be full of AI-generated images and news articles. But what about videos? The Meta AI research group just revealed its Make-A-Video tool, which creates short clips based on a written prompt. It can also turn still images… Go To Full Article

Meta Wants to Bring You AI-Generated Videos

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Text-to-image AI processors from the likes of DALL-E 2 and Stable Diffusion have been all the rage these days. Still, those generate images, not videos. If you wanted to make your own AI-generated videos too, Meta wants to be the… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's SwiftKey Is Leaving the iPhone

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Microsoft plans to delist its SwiftKey predictive keyboard from the iOS App Store on October 5th, according to a report by ZDNet. The news comes in the form of an email to Senior Contributing Editor Mary Jo Foley replying to… Go To Full Article

Google is (unsurprisingly) shutting down Stadia in January

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Despite claims to the contrary as recently as July, Google is shutting down its Stadia games streaming service after all. The company says players will have access to their games and be able to play them until January 18, 2023.… Go To Full Article

James Webb and Hubble telescope images capture DART asteroid collision

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NASA made history this week after an attempt to slam its DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft into an asteroid nearly 7 million miles away proved successful. While NASA shared some close-up images of the impact, it observed the planetary… Go To Full Article

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: XeSS vs. DLSS Comparison @ TechPowerUp

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider has recently been updated with support for Intel Xe Super Sampling (XeSS), making it the first game to fully support XeSS. In this mini-review, we take a look and compare the image quality and performance… Go To Full Article

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