Chris de Jong Professional Gamer Razer Interview

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Razer Kraken Ultimate Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2020-01-16 read/post comments(0)

Right after connecting the Kraken Ultimate to our testing PC and trying out some games and 4K TV Shows, we have found the headset lacking bass and overall it was not giving out very much audio detail. After adjusting the output details via Synapse software (Bass Boost, EQ settings, etc), the difference was very noticeable and it was like we were wearing a complete different headset in our hands. Thanks to the large, custom-tuned 50mm drivers, explosions and weapon noises were well represented in CS: GO, car noises were correctly rendered in Forza Horizon 4, while the Witcher TV show atmosphere and voices could really make us think that we were present in a cinema chair, especially after turning THX… read more

Silicon Power Mobile C10 Type C USB 3.1 Gen1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2020-01-10 read/post comments(0)

The compactness of the Mobile C10 drive is appreciated and thanks to this aspect it is really easy to carry it around. Silicon Power has opted for an integrated protective cover as well, so the connector won’t get damaged in time and the product will be detected without issues by Android devices that do support external OTG storage devices. read more

CORSAIR K95 RGB PLATINUM XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2020-01-06 read/post comments(0)

Since our preferred driver is the K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile keyboard with MX Speed switches, we felt right at home with the K95 RGB PLATINUM XT so no extra training period was necessary. MX Speed is great for competitive gaming titles since it can deliver very fast response times thanks to the 1.2mm actuation distance, while the actuation force is only 45g but in case of regular typing such as writing large articles it gets a bit tricky if you are constantly switching from Speed to Red, Brown or other types of switches. This last model does bring to the table all the goodies it had with the previous models and also adds integration with Elgato Stream Deck software… read more

Creative Outlier Gold True Wireless Sweatproof Super X-Fi In-Ear Headphones Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2020-01-01 read/post comments(0)

After setting up the audio profile, we did start listening to various audio tracks by using the dedicated Super X-Fi application; the surround effect is rendered quite realistically thanks to the software solution and we found it better to be used in quiet environments in order to carefully observe the differences. Switching to YouTube or the stock Huawei P30 audio player does eliminate all Super X-Fi effects, so we will basically go back in Stereo mode. Even without the surround effect enabled, the Outlier Gold is able to deliver great sound quality with quite a bit of bass (audio output is pretty similar as when using over-ear headsets), while remaining well fixed in our ears even when working out, if… read more

Shuttle XPC slim Barebone DS10U3 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2019-12-27 read/post comments(0)

Even if we are dealing only with a dual-core SoC, we are benefitting from HyperThreading and considerably higher clocks versus the Celeron SKUs we have tested in the past. The performance increase is not only visible when launching apps or working with multiple applications at once, but also in the 3D department, as you could notice from our game benchmarks. The SoC is capped at 15W so depending on the load, the clocks will differ in order to fit this power envelope. Thanks to the large heatsink, the system can function without any fan installed up to ambient of 40 degrees Celsius, so if you set it up with an SSD it will be basically noiseless. read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Huawei sold 240 million smartphones in 2019

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6.9 million 5G devices Huawei had a pretty good year, and despite the trade wars between China and the US, the company not only rolled some of the best smartphones on the market but also managed to… Go To Full Article

Behringer’s synth clone train keeps rolling with modular System 100

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Regardless of your opinion of Behringer, you can't deny that the company is tireless in its efforts to bring affordable versions of classic synths to the masses. In 2019 alone it successfully launched clones of the Korg MS-20, ARP Odyssey,… Go To Full Article

Zendure SuperTank 27.000mAh External Battery Review

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The SuperTank External Battery by Zendure may not be affordable enough for the masses but it's definitely one of the most advanced models in the market today. Go To Full Article

'Horizon: Zero Dawn' is reportedly coming to PC this year

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Sony will release its 2017 PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn on PC later this year, according to Kotaku's Jason Schreier. Citing three sources "familiar with Sony's plans," he says the company will likely sell the game on both Steam… Go To Full Article

CES 2020: HP Unveils Advanced Docking Monitors w/ Webcam

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HP has introduced a new series of displays with docking capabilities that have been developed with corporate and business customers in mind. The HP E24D G4 and HP E27D G4 support high-end docking capabilities that we've come to expect from… Go To Full Article

Apple Music partnered with the NBA for its latest curated playlist

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While Apple Music has dipped its toes into year-end reviews and the like, it's fair to say playlists haven't been as much of a focus for the platform as say Spotify and YouTube Music. You won't, for example, find an… Go To Full Article

NBC's Peacock lineup includes Mindy Kaling, Norman Lear and 'MacGruber'

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NBCUniversal is only revealing core details of its Peacock streaming service today, but that isn't stopping it from thinking about the project's long-term future. It just outlined a string of shows that will come sometime after the April launch, man...… Go To Full Article

'World of Horror' brings MS Paint terror to Steam on February 20th

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World of Horror, the "unsettling cosmic horror retro RPG" created by a dentist using MS Paint arrives on Steam Early Access February 20th. A full launch date for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and Steam for PC and Mac OS X… Go To Full Article

Oculus Go gets a permanent price cut to $149

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You won't have to wait for a short-lived sale to score an Oculus Go below its original $199 asking price. Facebook has confirmed to Engadget that it has permanently dropped the price of the 32GB stand-alone VR headset to $149… Go To Full Article

CES 2020: Ambarella Showcases CV2, CV22 and CV25 Demos

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Amongst the many showcases at CES 2020 was Ambarella’s newest demo line-up showcasing various solutions using the CV2, CV22 and also demonstrating new platforms based on the newly announced CV2FS and CV22FS automotive camera SoCs. For readers… Go To Full Article

Google Stadia plans to add over 120 games in 2020

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When Google Stadia launched in November, it didn't garner an overwhelming reception, but it didn't exactly flop, either. It's a competent product that lets gamers play new titles with a modest investment in hardware. Just open up Chrome, an app… Go To Full Article

Microsoft plans to be 'carbon negative' by 2030

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2019 was the second-hottest year on record, and it's going to take a lot of effort to slow the Earth's ever-rising temperatures. Today, Microsoft announced details on what it'll do to help: the company now plans to be carbon negative… Go To Full Article

HTC Cuts Price of Vive Pro VR Headset to $599

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HTC this month has reduced the price of its Vive Pro VR headset by $200, bringing the pricetag of the HMD down to $599. The VR headset is now slightly more expensive than the original Vive and is cheaper than… Go To Full Article

Samsung’s Odyssey Continues

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Nowadays, you can barely impress a gamer with just a curved display. So when Samsung started development of its new Odyssey G9 and Odyssey G7 gaming monitors, it decided to make them ultra-curved, ultra-fast, ultra-bright, and ultra-futuristic. As a result,… Go To Full Article

Luminary cuts the price of its premium podcast plan to $5/month

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Less than 12 months after its rocky debut, premium podcast service Luminary has lowered its subscription fee. It's down to $5 from $8 per month, while the company added a $35 annual plan. Go To Full Article

OnePlus Shows Off Its Upcoming Buttery-Smooth 120 Hz Display

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If you care about having a smooth and buttery scrolling experience, Pete Lau (the CEO of OnePlus) has a tweet for you. It shows off the company’s upcoming 120 Hz displays, comparing it to an older phone with a 60… Go To Full Article

What do you love most about the Genesis Mini?

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Over the past few years, several companies have released throwback gaming systems intended to tug at gamer's heartstrings over the consoles (and games) of years gone by. Nintendo released the NES and Super NES Classic Editions, Sony botched the PlayS...… Go To Full Article

‘Metro Redux’ is coming to Nintendo Switch February 28th

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Metro Redux -- the double game collection including Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light -- has been available on PS4, Xbox One and PC since 2014. Now, 4A Games is bringing Metro Redux to Nintendo Switch. The combo will be… Go To Full Article

HP’s Spectre x360 15 Gets Comet Lake, Goes on Diet, Gains 17 Hrs Battery Life

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Notebook makers put a lot of efforts into making their 13.3 and 14-inch notebooks as sleek and light as possible, which is why road warriors can enjoy more compact systems every year. Meanwhile, technologies designed for the aforementioned PC are… Go To Full Article

Nike will sponsor Korea’s best ‘League of Legends’ team

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With esports continuing to grow in popularity, Nike has sponsored its first esports team -- Korean League of Legends team SKT T1. SKT is the team of Faker, the biggest name in esports, and Nike will be producing team uniforms… Go To Full Article

Intel’s Confusing Messaging: Is Comet Lake Better Than Ice Lake?

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This year at CES 2020, Intel held its usual pre-keynote workshop for select members of the press. Around 75 of us across a couple of sessions were there to hear Intel’s latest messaging and announcements from the show: a mixture… Go To Full Article

Bose is closing down all of its US and European stores

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Popular audio brand Bose has announced it is closing a significant number of its stores. The Verge reports that the company made the decision due to the popularity of online shopping and reduced consumer interest in brick-and-mortar stores. … Go To Full Article

AOC rolls out two new 27-inch G2 gaming monitors

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The Q27G2U and the curved CQ27G2U AOC has announced two new 27-inch QHD gaming monitors that will be a part of its G2 lineup, the Q27G2U and the curved CQ27G2U. Both monitors share pretty… Go To Full Article

Scottish Police bought a fleet of devices for smartphone data-mining

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Police in Scotland are getting ready to roll out a fleet of 'cyber kiosks' that will allow them to mine device data for evidence. The kiosks -- PC-sized machines -- have been designed to help investigations progress faster. At the… Go To Full Article

Team Group Delta Max RGB SSD 1 TB @ TechPowerUp

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The Team Group Delta Max RGB SSD offers truly impressive RGB illumination that can be synced with your motherboard's lighting effects. Each of the LEDs in the SSD can be controlled separately, both in color and brightness. Performance is also… Go To Full Article

Search warrant suggests FBI pulled data from a locked iPhone 11 Pro Max

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The FBI, Attorney General William Barr and the President have been pressing Apple to unlock the iPhones belonging to the man who attacked a naval base in Pensacola. But a Forbes discovery suggests that the authorities may already have access… Go To Full Article

End of life for Windows 7 is good

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For the sake of PC Windows 7 official support ended on the January 14 and Microsoft is urging all users to upgrade to Windows 10. Needless to say, Microsoft did offer all Windows 7… Go To Full Article

China warns Dutch that ASML ban will cause serious problems

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Ambassador warned Trade relations between China and the Netherlands would be damaged if Dutch semiconductor equipment supplier ASML is not allowed to ship its newest machines to China, Beijing’s ambassador to the Netherlands warned. … Go To Full Article

Merkel aims to heal party split on Huawei

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Social Democrats want to surrender to the US Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet senior conservative lawmakers on Thursday to resolve a dispute in her own party over whether to bar China’s Huawei from the country’s 5G network… Go To Full Article

Microsoft kills off Explorer

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All roads lead to Chrome Microsoft today killed off Explorer and moved to the same code base as Google’s Chrome. Internet Explorer and Edge might not have shared a name, but they share the… Go To Full Article

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