CORSAIR M65 RGB ELITE Tunable FPS Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-01-18 read/post comments(0)

Being built with the same high-end sensor as we have seen with the IRONCLAW RGB, with a resolution up to 18000 DPI, adjustable in 1 DPI increments, the M65 RGB Elite tracks wonderfully, especially after it has passed the calibration stage. While it feels about the same in hand as the previous M65 iteration, the fact that the Sniper and the thumb side buttons are brought closer together was a good design choice, since you can access these faster. CORSAIR has also made sure to optimize in order to make the chassis lighter, while the customizable weighting system has been retained. read more

Creative Stage Air Compact under-monitor Soundbar Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2019-01-14 read/post comments(0)

After charging the unit, we have used it for listening to several top 40 recent playlists, while having it connected to our Sound Blaster AE-5 sound card via Aux-in; the resulting sound was surprisingly loud for the sound bar size, with good highs representation and decent bass thanks to the included passive radiator. We have then loaded our files to a FAT32-formatted drive and after a bit of learning curve, it is quite easy to jump through tracks or stop/pause, via the provided hardware buttons. read more


Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-01-08 read/post comments(0)

IRONCLAW RGB is quite light at just 105g thanks to its all-plastic construction and measures 130 x 80 x 45 (LWH); we found it to be very comfortable while using it with a palm grip, while the latest high-end sensor made in cooperation with PixArt should be enough for pro gamers as well. When running games such as CS: GO, StarCraft II, Vindictus and Quake Champions, the mouse did perform flawlessly and if the system does also include a latest-gen gaming monitor (or multiple) with high resolution up to 4K, the high DPI values PMW3391 supports are a welcome addition. When low-sensitivity gaming is involved, with actions such as sniping, the latest sensor can assist with tracking and reporting of… read more

CORSAIR HARPOON RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-01-07 read/post comments(0)

CORSAIR has listened to the community and upgraded the original HARPOON RGB with wireless capabilities and a better sensor, the Pixart PMW3325. While the number of programmable buttons is the same, the DPI values can be now set up to 10000, in 100DPI increments, the Omron switch durability is now set at 50 million clicks and even if the mouse does now include a built-in lithium-polymer rechargeable battery, it only weights 99 grams without cables. As the original model, the HARPOON RGB Wireless feels best when used with a claw grip, while the rubberized side grips make sure you won’t lose precision, even during longer gaming sessions. read more

Mad Catz R.A.T. 6+ Optical Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-01-03 read/post comments(0)

R.A.T. 6 has been recently reincarnated into the R.A.T. 6+ and features a very similar chassis, but an upgraded optical sensor (Pixart PMW3360). The Thumb Barrel adds an extra analog control layer, while the back cover can be adjusted as necessary in order to permit different grip types. Let’s not forget about the weight system (3x6G weights are pre-installed), that can be removed easily and the aluminum chassis that reinforces the build. read more

Crucial P1 500GB M.2 Type 2280 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2018-12-26 read/post comments(0)

Judging by the transfer speeds, we are dealing with a decent mainstream SSD at quite low sale prices, thanks to the newer QLC technology. As we have seen before with TLC SSDs, the P1 does rely on the RAM cache and SLC cache for delivering higher read/write performance but as soon as this fills up, the overall speeds will drop. The performance drop will be mostly visible when we do write very large files to the drive at once, a scenario not frequently found when used in consumer workstations. read more
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Drone giant DJI will take a huge loss due to employee fraud

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The world's largest drone-maker, DJI, has reported that it will take a loss of up to a billion yuan ($150 million) due to employee fraud, according to Bloomberg and other sources. The company said that it fired multiple employees who… Go To Full Article

MSI’s new boss spills the beans on Intel shortages

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Will steal market share from Apple MSI CEO Charles Chiang split the beans on how Intel snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by failing to have enough chips on the market last year. … Go To Full Article

FMV game 'Telling Lies' to include stars from 'X-Men' and 'Westworld'

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The sequel to the hit indie game Her Story will have a relatively star-studded cast. Creator Sam Barlow and Annapurna Interactive have revealed the main cast for Telling Lies, and you might just recognize some of them even if they… Go To Full Article


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" ... the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2060 AMP Edition is one of the fastest RTX 2060 available on the market. With its overclocked GPU, Spectra Lighting feature, ICE Storm Cooling solution, and compact size … it's seriously worth considering… Go To Full Article

'Fortnite' Ice Storm event blankets the map in snow

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Fortnite has had its share of map-changing events, but its latest might be the most conspicuous to date. Epic kicked off its Ice Storm event on January 19th through an in-game spectacle where the mysterious ice sphere (added with the… Go To Full Article

Chevy made a full-size Silverado truck out of Lego bricks

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Hey, Bugatti, you're not the only one who can fashion a full-size car out of toy bricks as a publicity stunt. Chevy has enlisted the help of students from Oxford Community School and Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary to create a… Go To Full Article

Windows 98 icons are great

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Rather than some designer’s flashy vision of the future, Windows 98 icons made the operating system feel like a place to get real work done. They had hard edges, soft colors and easy-to-recognize symbols. It’s obvious that the icons were… Go To Full Article

Netflix renews 'The Kominsky Method' after Golden Globe wins

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Netflix isn't shy about its pursuit of critical glory. The streaming giant has renewed The Kominsky Method for a second season just a couple of weeks after it won two Golden Globe awards for best actor in a musical or… Go To Full Article

Ducati confirms plans for an electric motorcycle

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Ducati has hinted at a desire to make electric motorcycles before, but it's committing in a more substantial way. Company chief Claudio Domenicali told guests at a Spanish event that the "future is electric" and the company was "not far… Go To Full Article

Uber is hiring robotics teams to work on bikes and scooters

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Uber is only gradually resuming its self-driving car program, but it's already thinking about expanding that technology to its two-wheeled services. The Telegraph has discovered that Uber is hiring for a "micromobility robotics" team that would brin... Go To Full Article

BioWare: Anthem Won't Run at 1080p/60 FPS on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X

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The most powerful consoles available today won't be running Anthem in 60 FPS, as BioWare has opted to prioritize visuals rather than framerate. Lead producer Michael Gamble suggests his team may revisit the latter "maybe as a future thing," but… Go To Full Article

Facebook introduces political petitions to your News Feed

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Facebook's efforts to improve civic engagement are expanding beyond easy access to politicians and voter registration campaigns. As of January 21st, it's launching a Community Actions feature in the US that brings political petitions to the News Fee... … Go To Full Article

AMD Could Do DLSS Alternative with Radeon VII through DirectML API

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DLSS isn't exclusive to NVIDIA, at least in theory: AMD is reportedly testing an alternative implementation made by possible by Microsoft's DirectML API, a component of DirectX 12 allowing for "trained neural networks" on any DX12 card. "The Deep Learning… Go To Full Article

Foxconn Axes 50,000 Seasonal Jobs as Apple Slowdown Bites

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Foxconn's most important iPhone factory at Zhengzhou will be 50,000 employees lighter due to reduced iPhone demand. Seasonal reductions, even at this scale, aren't out of the ordinary, but the latest cuts have occurred earlier than usual, which suggests the… Go To Full Article

Intel Revamping Its Control Panel for Integrated Graphics Speaks to a Larger Strategy

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Intel is working on a brand-new, flashier control panel for "Intel graphics" that will make life easier for the low-power crowd, but while integrated graphics may be nothing to write home about for hardcore gamers, PC Gamer is telling everyone… Go To Full Article

After Math: Watch out now!

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You'd think that the week after CES would bring at least a brief lull in the firehose that is tech news, but you'd be wrong. Google's paying $40 million for Fossil's smartwatch tech; LG's holding a huge sale for last… Go To Full Article

How To Live Life To The MAX With The HUAWEI Y MAX!

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We, the people, voted with our wallets for larger displays every single year. And the new HUAWEI Y MAXsmartphone delivers on that with its incredibly large 7.12-inch display, second only to the HUAWEI Mate 20 X! Let's… Go To Full Article

AKG M220 RED Pro Headphones

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" If you want to get a comfortable, durable, and great sounding headphones at a really great price, then check out the AKG M220 RED Pro Headphones from Massdrop " Go To Full Article

Apple gets first crack at documentaries from Ron Howard

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Apple may have more than a few documentaries on tap for its upcoming streaming video service. Variety has learned that Apple has a "first-look" deal with Imagine Documentaries, the production company from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The move will...… Go To Full Article

Hitman convicted thanks to fitness watch location data

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An alleged hitman has learned hard lessons about the the value of GPS data on fitness watches. A Liverpool jury has found Mark Fellows guilty of the 2015 murder of mob boss Paul Massey in part thanks to location info… Go To Full Article

Apple could have used Qualcomm modems for 2018 iPhones

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Investigation: Chose Not To Apple COO Jeff Williams’ testimony in the FTC Trial, that Qualcomm did not want to sell modems to Apple, appears misleading. Bloomberg’s Ian King viewed emails between Qualcomm’s CEO, Steve Molenkopf, and Apple’s… Go To Full Article

Showtime offers a peek at Desus and Mero's talk show

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How will podcasters Desus and Mero handle a late-night talk show on Showtime? You now have a slightly better idea. Showtime has posted a teaser for Desus & Mero that has the duo shopping for set decorations ahead of their… Go To Full Article

iPhone SE goes back on sale as a $249 clearance item

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Do you deeply regret passing on the iPhone SE before Apple cut it out of the lineup? You now have another chance to get it. Apple has quietly resumed selling the iPhone SE as a clearance item in the US,… Go To Full Article

Blizzard Hiring Spree Suggests Diablo 4 Is Being Fast-Tracked

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Blizzard may have gone all-in for a legitimate Diablo sequel due to the backlash they received from Immortal, their ill-received mobile spin-off. The careers page currently shows 19 open positions, one of which calls for a "Quest Designer" that has… Go To Full Article

Tesla hikes Supercharger prices worldwide to reflect changing costs

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Tesla's efforts to improve its bottom line go beyond layoffs and disappearing perks. Electrek has learned that Tesla is raising Supercharger rates around the world, with per kWh rates climbing about 33 percent in numerous markets. While it's still... Go To Full Article

What we're buying: A terrible replacement baby monitor

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This week's IRL tale has nothing to do with new year's resolutions. Thankfully. Instead, Senior Editor Dan Cooper tries to replace his decent (but broken) baby monitor, and finds that cheaper models no longer cut it. Go To Full Article

ActionDash brings 'digital well being' tracking to more Android phones

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Late last year Google released a Digital Wellbeing app that surfaced insights about exactly how much you're using your phone, and in which apps. Apple installed a similar feature in iOS 12 with Screen Time, but on Android, Google's app… Go To Full Article

Galaxy S10 leak suggests a lineup with three variants

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Prolific phone leaker Evan Blass has already posted an image that appears to show the front of Samsung's Galaxy S10, and now he's tweeted a family photograph showing off three variants wrapped in cases. Left to right, you're apparently looking… Go To Full Article

DNC claims Russians launched more phishing attacks after midterms

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The New York Times cites court documents filed by the Democratic National Committee that said it believes a Russian group launched a hacking attempt against it after last year's midterm elections. The lawsuit alleges a conspiracy between President Tr... Go To Full Article

Netflix is reviving 'Unsolved Mysteries' with 'Stranger Things' producer

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Netflix is continuing its string of reboots by reviving Unsolved Mysteries, according to a report from Deadline. The streaming service is giving the greenlight to a 12-episode run of the true-crime and paranormal activity show. Shawn Levy, the execut... Go To Full Article

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