Patriot Memory Viper V370 RGB 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-08-20 read/post comments(0)

We have tested the V370 RGB Surround with different audio material such as YouTube music clips, standalone MP3s, games and movies. At the default, non-Ultra Bass Response setting, the low frequencies are not very punchy, the accent being put more on mids and highs; if the audio material you are listening does contain lots of vocals, then this is the mode you should operate in. However, the headset really becomes alive after enabling the two dedicated mini subwoofers, and we felt the vibration even when only holding the earcups in your hands; this is definitely the mode to be used with games and action movies! read more

Silicon Power Bolt B75 Ultra-Thin Portable SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2019-08-16 read/post comments(0)

As the Armor A75, the Bolt B75 does feature a military-grade shockproof casing that is quite light and also acts as a heatsink for the internal SSD. Being based on a SATA 6Gb/s internal SSD interface, the drive is limited a bit in terms of reads/writes, even before the cache fills up, but for regular backup tasks that do not involve usage of very big files, this should be a non-issue. read more

1MORE Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ear Headphones Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-08-13 read/post comments(0)

After switching between earbuds and choosing the ones that offer least leakage and best comfort, we have connected the unit to our Huawei P30 smartphone and watched various TV shows, YouTube clips and podcasts. We were quite amazed to see great sound delivery all across the board, including quite a bit of bass, which is not very frequent when working with in-ear headphones. The bass can be further enhanced by using the software application and even at higher volumes we did not encounter distortion. The use of the neckband does allow an optimal placement of the microphone, which can deliver clear voice to the person on the other side of the call, with little to no background noise. read more

Dream Machines DM1 FPS Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-08-08 read/post comments(0)

The DM1 FPS mouse from Dream Machines is the first product we are reviewing that uses Huano switches for the left/right click buttons; these require a bit more force to actuate and offer a nice, tactile feel when used; this feature actually reduces accidental clicks and are rated for about 20 million clicks. In terms of the used optical PMW3389 sensor, which we have seen on many Razer mice before and we have not encountered any issues when tracking while playing games such as Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, Defiance 2050 or Mass Effect Andromeda. The overall comfort is enhanced thanks to the use of a really unique, flexible cable and low weight of just 83g. read more

Patriot Memory Viper V570 RGB Blackout Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-08-02 read/post comments(0)

After configuring the mouse with our preferences via software, we went ahead and fired up some missions in Guild Wars 2; the Avago ADNS 9800 laser sensor performed admirably, despite the lower maximum DPI value supported versus the optical high-end sensors we have seen with other mice. Thanks to the use of ceramic feet, which do allow the mouse to move on the surface with almost no friction at all, the V570 Blackout is very easy to operate, even with its initial weight of 152.9 grams. read more

CORSAIR HS35 Stereo Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-07-30 read/post comments(0)

Given the fact that we are dealing with a much lighter construction and thanks to the memory foam fabric padded cups, the HS35 offers more comfort than the HS50 during longer gaming sessions, the only concern being that it is not as durable because of the plastic build. In terms of sound quality, the headset comes with the same custom-tuned 50mm drivers found with the higher-priced modes from the same series which are able to provide punchy bass but also good mids and highs. read more
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YouTube pulls hundreds of channels tied to Hong Kong influence campaign

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On Monday, both Twitter and Facebook announced they'd blocked accounts from China that were involved in disinformation attempts around protests in Hong Kong. Now YouTube revealed it has disabled 210 channels this week that "behaved in a coordinated m... Go To Full Article

'Fortnite' finally nerfs the hated B.R.U.T.E. mechs

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With the debut of Fortnite season X a few weeks ago, Epic Games added some superpowered B.R.U.T.E. mech suits to its battle royale game. According to the company, its mechs were intended to help level the playing field, but many… Go To Full Article

'Uncharted' movie loses its director, again

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Sony is still planning on bringing the popular Uncharted franchise to theaters, but it's going to have to find new director to make it happen. Dan Trachtenberg had signed on to direct the project but stepped down, according to Deadline.… Go To Full Article

'Uncharted' movie loses its director, again

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Sony is still planning on bringing the popular Uncharted franchise to theaters, but it's going to have to find new director to make it happen. Dan Trachtenberg had signed on to direct the project but stepped down, according to Deadline.… Go To Full Article

Porsche streamlines the Taycan EV’s infotainment system

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The all-electric Porsche Taycan is the first in a line of electric vehicles from the performance brand. And while it's running on electrons instead of dead dinosaurs, the automaker is determined to make sure that the vehicle is still an… Go To Full Article

HP CEO Dion Weisler will step down in November

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Following four years at the helm of HP, CEO Dion Weisler will step down in November. The Palo Alto-based PC maker today announced that its Australian chief executive will be leaving his role due to "family health" reasons. Enrique Lores,… Go To Full Article

MSI’s New Prestige 14 & 15 Laptops Get Intel's Comet Lake-U CPUs & Calibrated 4K Disp

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Among the many manufacturers launching new or updated laptops this week alongside the release of Intel's new Comet Lake processors is MSI. This week the company is introducing its new compact Prestige 14 and Prestige 15 laptops, which feature Intel’s… Go To Full Article

In Win A1 @ TechPowerUp

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The In Win A1 is a beautiful-looking, compact chassis, that is surprisingly easy to work with, offering an excellent balance when it comes to hardware compatibility while including some nice additional features for a potent, high-performance rig without the frustrations… Go To Full Article

Lenovo’s Smart Clock becomes a more capable home hub

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The Lenovo Smart Clock already won Best of CES 2019 and earned our approval, but it's not done adding features. Today, Google announced a few welcomed updates that bring the device more in line with the Google Home Hub. Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: Weird, but in a good way

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I have to suspect that back in 2011 when the original Galaxy Note was released, not even Samsung knew it would become as popular as it did. By the standards of the time, the Note and its 5.3-inch screen were… Go To Full Article

iFixit teardown takes a look inside the Note 10+ 5G

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G will be available online and in stores tomorrow. Just in time, the folks at iFixit are sharing a peek inside the new device. Most notably, the phone borrows one major design queue from the… Go To Full Article

Konami's mobile version of ‘eFootball PES 2020’ is coming in October

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PES fans won't have to wait much longer for the highly-anticipated mobile version of eFootball PES 2020. Konami announced today that the latest mobile update will be released in October, and will carry over many of the features already announced… Go To Full Article

Dell Announces Alienware Aurora R9: An Ultimate mATX Gaming PC

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Living up to its status as a high-end, botique system builder, back in early 2019 Alienware rolled out its "Legend" industrial design. Intended to set the brand apart from competitors, the futuristic design ended up being rather different from other… Go To Full Article

Adam Driver investigates post-911 CIA tactics in 'The Report' trailer

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It's been nearly five years since the Senate's report on the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation methods made a permanent mark on America's human rights record. Amazon Studios today released the trailer for The Report, a film that depicts the… Go To Full Article

OtterBox reveals a portable and stackable wireless charging system

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OtterBox has a solution to limited battery life. Today, the company revealed OtterSpot, its Qi wireless charging power bank, and stackable batteries. The OtterSpot Charging Base looks a bit like a thin hockey puck. It's designed to be stackable, mean...… Go To Full Article

Samsung updates mid-range A50 and A30 with new cameras, flashier designs

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Samsung has just updated two of its best-selling mid-range smartphones, the A50 and A30, with new iterative upgrades called the A50s and A30s. The company has attempted to make both phones look more visually appealing by adding a redesigned back… Go To Full Article

Chevy's 2020 Bolt EV will pack a longer 259-mile range

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Chevy hasn't tweaked the Bolt EV much since its introduction, but an impending refresh could be welcome by giving drivers what they often crave: more range. The EPA has rated the 2020 Bolt EV as delivering 259 miles of range,… Go To Full Article

Samsung updates mid-range A50 and A30 with new cameras, flashier designs

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Samsung has just updated two of its best-selling mid-range smartphones, the A50 and A30, with new iterative upgrades called the A50s and A30s. The company has attempted to make both phones look more visually appealing by adding a redesigned back… Go To Full Article

'Minecraft Earth' beta brings AR building to Android next week

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Don't worry, Android fans -- if you've been wondering when you can try the augmented reality experience of Minecraft Earth, you don't have too much longer to wait. Mojang and Microsoft have revealed that the Minecraft Earth beta will reach… Go To Full Article

Verizon enlists Boingo to help it bring 5G indoors

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Sure, real 5G is up to three times faster than LTE, but there are a few caveats. As we discovered in Chicago, 5G doesn't always hold up when you're trying to use it indoors. Even a pane of glass can… Go To Full Article

Philips Launches Gaming Peripheral Brand in the US

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Philips and 3B Tech this week have begun to sell Philips-branded computer peripherals in the USA. The lineup of products includes relatively inexpensive keyboards and mice aimed at gamers and featuring appropriate aesthetics like RGB backlighting. Philips-branded keyboards and mice… Go To Full Article

Are Samsung’s Galaxy Buds the wireless headphones you’ve dreamed of?

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While Samsung has dabbled in true wireless headphones before, this year it finally released a set designed specifically for its Galaxy lineup: the Galaxy Buds. The $130 headphones include many standard features like a charging case, on-board controls... … Go To Full Article

Nvidia brings performance improvements with Gamescom graphics driver

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Some new features as well Nvidia certainly came to Gamescom prepared, and while we have seen all those new trailers and heard about new titles that will support Nvidia RTX in one way or another, the company… Go To Full Article

iPhone Pro, new iPad and 16-inch MacBook Pro details emerge

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As usual before the fall, Apple's next batch of products are coming into focus. A Bloomberg report has given us our best glimpse yet at the new hardware, including "Pro" iPhones that'll replace the XS and XS Max, refreshed iPads… Go To Full Article

ASUS Launches AMD Ryzen-Based ZenBooks: Two Laptops & a Convertible

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ASUS has quietly added three ZenBooks based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 3000-series APUs to its lineup. One of the machines is a convertible ZenBook Flip 14, the other two are traditional ZenBook 14 notebooks. All three mobile PCs offer what… Go To Full Article

Android Q is now simply Android 10

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Google has finally revealed Android Q's release name, and it's not Quiche, Quinoa or Quesadilla. In fact, it's not named after any dessert that starts with the letter Q at all -- the tech giant has decided to simply call… Go To Full Article

Google Photos' face-grouping feature comes to Europe

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Google Photos recently hit one billion users after being spun out from Google+ just four years ago. One reason the product grew so quickly is its frequent updates, adding features like video animation and a crop and adjust tool for… Go To Full Article

'Blair Witch' expertly remixes horror gaming's greatest hits

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Blair Witch is scary. That's not a revelation for most people, considering the pop culture status the movie achieved when it came out in 1999, ushering in an enduring age of found-footage horror films. But, that's not what we're talking… Go To Full Article

'Blacksad' is a promising detective game based on a cult comic

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Blacksad is a long-running graphic novel series that covers some heavy topics through a noir detective window. Set in the 1950s, it follows hardboiled detective John Blacksad, with each book focusing on a new case. It's one of my favorite… Go To Full Article

Spotify triples its free Premium trial period to three months

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Spotify is fighting back against the threat of Apple Music by extending free trials of its Premium subscription to match its rival. Both companies want not only to bring in paid users, but also to keep those users coming back… Go To Full Article

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