Silicon Power US70 PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2280 2TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2021-06-14 read/post comments(0)

The US70 PCIe Gen4x4 drive from Silicon Power does trade punches with the products we have tested before from the same category and in many cases, it did succeed to stay on top! The 2TB version of the product comes with a 3600TB rating and 5 years warranty, so you do not have to worry about endurance even when performing storage intensive activities. US70 thanks to its firmware and controller does make use of technologies such as LDPC, TRIM, SLC caching, DRAM cache buffer, End-to-End Data protection in order to keep a high sustained write data rate for longer and also has wear leveling in order to have a similar usage throughout all internal cells. read more

SteelSeries Rival 5 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-06-11 read/post comments(0)

After trying out the mouse in Outriders, Saints Row: The Third Remastered, CS: GO and Tell Me Why, we did remember the great tracking capabilities of the TrueMove Air sensor, which we did also have the chance to try out on the Aerox 3 Wireless. The mouse sports a grippy black matte finish, while the IP54 mechanical switches are prompt as well. We have got quite a bit of programmable buttons on the left side, BUT we found the frontal grey thumb button to be a bit too far in order to access it with ease. read more

Patriot Viper V770 RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-06-06 read/post comments(0)

After the initial keyboard setup, we went ahead to test it in Outriders, Saints Row: The Third – Remastered but also DOOM Eternal and Tell Me Why: the keyboard was silent enough during more intense action scenes and very response, despite not using CHERRY MX original Red switches. This keyboard comes with plenty of dedicated configuration buttons (so no need to go right away to the software GUI), an analog audio pass-through, USB 2.0 pass-through, per-key RGB backlighting but also a magnetic wrist rest with independent backlight settings/integration. read more

BIOSTAR RACING B550M-Silver AM4 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/AMD AM4 by stefan @ 2021-05-31 read/post comments(0)

The entry-level to mainstream B550M-Silver board is a solid offering from BIOSTAR, meant for more compact systems, but with interfaces available as on a fully-fledged ATX board. The color scheme is quite catchy and does not come with any RGB lighting, but the users can sync their own RGB hardware by using the included headers. We can accommodate quite a bit of RAM thanks to the total of four memory slots, while storage can be installed in the two M.2 PCIe slots but also via the six SATA III 6Gbps ports. The VRM cooling system allows installation of larger heatsinks, while the included wiring for WiFi allows an easy upgrade if a wireless card is installed in the designated area. read more

Creative HS-720 V2 USB Headset with Noise-canceling Condenser Mic Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2021-05-23 read/post comments(0)

We have connected the HS-720 V2 headset to our test laptop and started testing in Skype, but also in Discord. The sound tests in Skype did confirm the clarity of the microphone and was also mentioned by the person on the other side of the calls. At the same time, we were quite happy to see that the voices were rendered loud and clear, the volume control on the in-line remote being directly connected to the volume controls in Windows OS. After finishing testing the calls aspect of the headset, we moved on and listened to some vlogs on YouTube but also to some music clips; we were quite surprised that the 30mm Neodymium drivers could deliver quite a bit… read more

Crucial P2 2TB PCIe M.2 2280 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2021-05-17 read/post comments(0)

Given the four-times more storage space versus the previously reviewed P2 model from Crucial, the 2TB version comes with quite a bit of increased durability involving writes (600 TBW) and a limited warranty of 5 years. The Phison PS5013-E13 controller features some capabilities for preserving the integrity of the data, security but also for keeping the write speeds at a steady rate even when the pseudo-SLC cache becomes almost completely filled. read more
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'Cyberpunk 2077' gets more crash fixes before heading back to the PS Store

@ 2021/06/18 read/post comments(0)
Patch 1.23 for Cyberpunk 2077 will improve the game's stability by preventing numerous crash fixes. Go To Full Article

OCC Reviews the MSI MPG A750GF Power Supply

@ 2021/06/18 read/post comments(0)
OverclockersClub is back with a new video review, this time of the MSI MPG A750GF Power Supply. Go To Full Article

OCC Reviews the Cougar Explore S Gaming Chair

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OverclockersClub is back with a new video review, this time of the Cougar Explore S Gaming Chair. Go To Full Article

OCC Reviews the QNAP QSW-M2108R-2C 10GbE Switch

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OverclockersClub is back with a new video review, this time of the QNAP QSW-M2108R-2C 10GbE Switch. Go To Full Article

Neo Forza Faye DDR4-4400 MHz CL19 2x16 GB @ TechPowerUp

@ 2021/06/18 read/post comments(0)
The Neo Forza Faye is a performance-focused kit that features a neutral, RGB-free aesthetic. The specification I have for testing today is both high-capacity and blisteringly fast at 4400 MHz. Let's take a look at what the Neo Forza Faye… Go To Full Article

Windows 11 leak hands-on: Like Windows 10 meets MacOS

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After dabbling with the (now infamous) Windows 11 leak for several hours, I've come to a surprising conclusion: It feels a lot like MacOS. Go To Full Article

Lawmakers propose 25 percent tax credit to incentivize domestic chip production

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A group of bipartisan lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee have introduced legislation that seeks to incentivize chipmakers to manufacture their silicon in the US. Go To Full Article

ThieAudio Legacy 5 In-Ear Monitors @ TechPowerUp

@ 2021/06/18 read/post comments(0)
We introduce frequency response measurements for earphones today, and begin with the Thieaudio Legacy 5 in-ear monitors. They feature hand-painted face plates and a five-driver setup combined with fine tuning across the board, and aim to compete favorably against higher-priced… Go To Full Article

Microsoft shares a behind-the-scenes look at 'Senua's Saga: Hellbade II' development

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But during Microsoft's second E3 showcase, the company shared an update on the title — only it wasn't your usual progress report. Go To Full Article

'A Plague Tale: Innocence' is getting a PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrade

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The nightmarish survival horror game is coming to Switch on the same day, July 6th. Go To Full Article

Tamagotchi is back again, this time in smartwatch form

@ 2021/06/18 read/post comments(0)
Coming to Japan later this year, the Tamagotchi Smart includes touch controls and voice recognition. Go To Full Article

US lawmakers want to restrict police use of 'Stingray' cell tower simulators

@ 2021/06/18 read/post comments(0)
Law enforcement agencies in the US currently do not require a warrant to use the technology. The Cell-Site Simulator Act of 2021 seeks to change that. Go To Full Article

'OlliOlli World' turns skateboarding into a meditative adventure

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Roll7's OlliOlli World lands this winter on Switch, PlayStation, Xbox and PC. After playing a demo, we spoke with studio co-founder Simon Bennett about his aims for the game. Go To Full Article

Google Announces AMD Milan-based Cloud Instances - Out with SMT vCPUs?

@ 2021/06/18 read/post comments(0)
Today Google is announcing a new Cloud instance based on AMD Milan – but beyond the new hardware, it’s really what’s behind the new performance numbers which is what should shake the cloud system – is Google abandoning SMT vCPUs? Go To Full Article

'Madden NFL 22' has exclusive features for PS5 and Xbox Series consoles

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EA will release 'Madden NFL 22' on August 20th, and it will include features exclusive to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles. Go To Full Article

Valorant's latest Agent is a robot with an ability that lets anyone revive him

@ 2021/06/18 read/post comments(0)
Valorant's new hero, KAY/O, is perfect for fraggers who love grenades and often die first. Go To Full Article

The free-to-start Pokémon MOBA arrives on Nintendo Switch in July

@ 2021/06/18 read/post comments(0)
'Pokémon Unite' is coming to Switch in July and mobile in September, giving you a 'free' MOBA you can play across platforms. Go To Full Article

Sony announces PS5 beta program ahead of 'major' system update

@ 2021/06/18 read/post comments(0)
Let's hope Sony will unlock that SSD expansion slot soon. Go To Full Article

NTIA's interactive broadband map highlights the digital divide

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The US now has its first interactive map highlighting the 'digital divide' where broadband is hindered by slow speeds and poverty. Go To Full Article

AMD liquid-cooled RX 6900 XT LC is limited to system integrators

@ 2021/06/18 read/post comments(0)
Not coming to retail/e-tail The recently spotted reference Radeon RX 6900 XT LC (Liquid Cooled) graphics card is apparently exclusive to System Integrators (SIs), according to AMD. Spotted earlier, the Radeon RX 6900 XT… Go To Full Article

'Metroid Dread' is a dark rebirth for Samus Aran

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Metroid Dread is Nintendo's first "proper" Metroid game in almost two decades. Producer Yoshio Sakamoto explains what to expect. Go To Full Article

Microsoft's latest Whiteboard app makes it easier to blend home and office work

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Microsoft has launched a new version of its Whiteboard app for Microsoft 365, with features designed for the new hybrid workplace reality. Go To Full Article

Mobvoi rolls out TicWatch E3 smartwatch

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Lighter and less expensive than TicWatch 3 Pro Mobvoi has announced its newest TicWatch E3, a lighter and less expensive, but still equally powerful smartwatch, than the earlier launched TicWatch 3 Pro. Just as… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte launches AMD X570S Series Motherboards

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The key new feature is the "brand new passive chipset thermal design". S = Silent. Go To Full Article

Nadella is now Microsoft chairman

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Replaces John Thompson Software King of the World Microsoft named Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella as its new chairman, in place of John Thompson. Nadella, who took over as CEO in 2014 from the… Go To Full Article

Apple attacks new EU law

@ 2021/06/18 read/post comments(0)
Says it will not be in its users' interest Apple CEO Tim Cook said that he believes a proposed European law known as DMA would "not be in the best interest of users," signalling the iPhone… Go To Full Article

Xbox One owners play next-gen Xbox through cloud

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Bethesda backed move Software King of the World Microsoft will let Xbox One owners play next-gen Xbox games through its xCloud service. Buried in a blog post recapping Microsoft's Xbox + Bethesda showcase, Vole… Go To Full Article

Apple will be banned from pre-installing own apps

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Standards of the world will be increased Apple would be prohibited from pre-installing its own apps on Apple devices under antitrust reform legislation introduced last week, said Democratic Representative David Cicilline, who is leading a push to… Go To Full Article

Facebook to put adverts in Oculus Quest

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The real just got unreal Facebook will soon begin testing ads inside its Oculus Quest virtual reality system. In the coming weeks, adverts will start appearing inside the Resolution Games title Blaston as well… Go To Full Article

Third of under 35s worried they are falling behind in careers

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Working from home is putting everything behind A new survey of 1,235 UK adults in full-time employment has revealed that many are worried about the effect remote working has had on their professional development. … Go To Full Article

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