BIOSTAR RACING X370GT7 AM4 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/AMD AM4 by stefan @ 2017-04-24 read/post comments(0)

The RACING X370GT7 AM4 board from BIOSTAR does perform well and at the same time is being able to hold some decent system overclocks. The product does pack one of the latest Realtek (Dragon) Gigabit LAN controllers, which is accompanied by a software for optimizing traffic in games. The Realtek ALC1220 8-channel CODEC takes care of the audio interface, an NVMe M.2 cooler is bundled for bringing the temperature down of these specific devices, while the RGB lighting can be synchronized with other supported products too, given the dual 5050 headers. read more

Creative Sound BlasterX Siege M04 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-04-20 read/post comments()

The Siege M04 mouse from Creative takes part of the Sound BlasterX product family and incorporates one of the best sensors on the market: PixArt PMW3360, which we have also found with the Rival 700 by SteelSeries. The product does feature RGB lighting near its base which is configurable via the Sound Blaster Connect application and can be synchronized with other peripherals supporting the Aurora Reactive technology such as the Vanguard K08 or the Sound BlasterX Katana. read more

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-04-17 read/post comments()

With the BlackWidow Chroma V2 keyboard, Razer is incorporating its own technologies inside the mechanical switches, which are RGB enabled and have the advantage of the Chroma LED lighting system. The Chroma Configurator section is very easy to use compared to other brands and the effects are very fluent; depending on the effect, we can always choose miscellaneous options such as speed, width, pause, speed, angle and so on. If the current game does also support the Chroma SDK, we will get a dedicated LED effect as intended by the developers in that game mode. read more

MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium AM4 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/AMD AM4 by stefan @ 2017-04-15 read/post comments(0)

X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium AM4 is a very capable motherboard from MSI, which can handle the latest Ryzen 7 CPUs overclocking with ease, while packing a ton of other features. The board comes with a unique white PCB which is covered with a metallic paint coating (hence the “Titanium” naming), while the other connectors/slots/heatsinks do follow the modern design lines. read more

Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-04-12 read/post comments(0)

Besides the Cherry MX RGB Speed switches, the K95 RGB Platinum keyboard does also feature 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover. These two combined do make the product ideal for professional, competitive gamers that need the smallest reaction time when pressing multiple keys at once, while the detachable wrist rest adds to the overall comfort of the product. read more

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Processor Review

CPU by stefan @ 2017-04-11 read/post comments(0)

For the mainstream Ryzen 5 series, AMD has prepared for its customers not one but two hexa-core SKUs: the Ryzen 5 1600X but also the Ryzen 5 1600. Ryzen 5 1600X does have the same operating frequencies as the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X model, which means a 3.6GHz stock speed, 3.7GHz all-core boost, 4GHz 2-core boost and also 4.1GHz max boost with XFR. The Ryzen 5 1600X does also have the same 16MB of L3 cache, 512K L2 cache per core, 95W TDP and comes in a 3 + 3 CCX configuration. read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Tesla Model S safety concerns cost it Consumer Reports' top rating

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Consumer Reports and Tesla really aren't getting along well lately. The what-should-I-buy magazine has lowered the ratings of Tesla's Model S and Model X after noting that a promised automatic emergency braking feature (originally due by the end of...… Go To Full Article

FDA: Stop buying miracle cancer drugs on Instagram

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The FDA has issued a warning to social media users not to be taken in by miracle cures hawked on the internet. The agency found 14 companies that made fraudulent, outrageous claims about the power of their medicines on platforms… Go To Full Article

Amazon Echo Look is a voice-controlled camera for fashion tips

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Amazon's Echo smart speakers just went in an unusual (but potentially very helpful) new direction. Meet Echo Look, an Alexa-powered camera designed around taking your own fashion photos and videos. If you want to show off your daily wardrobe, you… Go To Full Article

VR's latest victim: 'live' standup comedy

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Comedy Living Room started in 2012 as a way for emergent stand-ups to try out gags in the safety of a friend's living room. Now, the event is embracing virtual reality, enabling everyone to watch a low-fi comedy gig in… Go To Full Article

Delta's new premium headsets will make first class feel better

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Starting on July 15th, you'll find a pair of premium LSTN headphones in your seat when you fly overseas in first or business class with Delta. They're really not quite like your typically plain onboard headset, with beautiful wooden panels… Go To Full Article

Steelseries Qck Prism is a lit stage for your mouse

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So you've got your keyboard, your mouse, your headset, and every component in your PC all bedecked in RGB LEDs. What's the next step? Well, your mousepad, obviously. The latest product of Steelseries' R&D efforts is the Qck Prism, a… Go To Full Article

You're never on your own with Google Home

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Review: UK version not quite there yet I'm not too sure just which phrase sums up the internet of things (IoT). In these early days, perhaps it's the Wild West of legend or maybe it's like Sicily… Go To Full Article

'White Collar' crime tracker mocks police profiling bias

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As Police forces edge ever closer to realizing the plot of Minority Report, a new art-slash-research project aims to point out inequality in our society. With White Collar Crime Risk Zones, three artists come researchers are reworking predictive poli...… Go To Full Article

ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ 34in Curved Monitor

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The future of screens appears to be curved. We’re seeing quite a lot of new products that eschew the straight and narrow now, particularly when combined with an aspect wider than 16:9. The latest to arrive on the KitGuru review… Go To Full Article

Pioneer and Onkyo slip Chromecast support into more audio devices

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Owners of some recent audio products from Onkyo and Pioneer don't need a dongle for Chromecast support anymore. At CES in 2016 Google announced a push for Chromecast support in more audio products, but it's taken until now for updates… Go To Full Article

Apple abandon’s iPhone 8

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10th anniversary iPhone 8 will not exist The Tame Apple Press has been telling us that there will be three phones this year – iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, alongside a third, more powerful special edition… Go To Full Article

Nvidia has invested in six AI start-ups

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Through its GPU Ventures programme Nvidia has announced that it invested in six new start-ups in three countries over the past year. Nvidia is telling the world before its GPU Technology conference in San… Go To Full Article

AMD Radeon RX Vega to compete with GTX 1080 Ti

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As well as Nvidia Titan Xp During an AMA session, AMD's Global Marketing Manager for Desktop Processors, Don Woligrosky, answered plenty of questions and revealed a bit more information about the upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card. Go To Full Article

Analyst thinks things will be great for Intel

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Results tomorrow will be interesting While investors are expecting Intel to release some rather dull results tomorrow, Susquehanna Financial Group’s Christopher Rolland thinks things will be pretty good. Rolland said that the “setup” for… Go To Full Article

Samsung warns Galaxy S8 should not be a dog’s chew toy

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OK for babies though Samsung is worried that people are going to feed their smartphone to their dog as a rather expensive chew-toy. Those looking at tear-down videos, which we are forced to do… Go To Full Article

Nvidia to showcase Volta in early May

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GP100 successor Nvidia is quite happy with the performance of its Geforce GTX 1080 Ti and the new Titan Xp cards, but it seems that it plans to tell us a bit more about the Volta. Go To Full Article

Canon raises its aim

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Japan’s Canon lifted its full year operating profit forecast after reporting strong first-quarter results on the back of earnings from a medical equipment unit it bought from Toshiba last year. The camera and printer maker forecast profit… Go To Full Article

Twitter plans to broadcast live videos all day, every day

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Twitter wants to air more live videos on its platform, and it wants to air them all day every day. In an interview with Buzzfeed News, the company's COO and CFO Anthony Noto said Twitter plans to show live sports,… Go To Full Article

Man arrested after knocking over a 300-pound security robot

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Sure, the K5 isn't the cutest robot making its first steps into human society, but that doesn't mean drunks get to knock it over. One of the five-foot droids took a tumble last week in Mountain View, when a drunk… Go To Full Article

Verizon's $80 prepaid plan is unlimited but not perfect

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Verizon has launched a new prepaid plan that sounds more enticing than many of its competitors'. At $80 a month, it offers unlimited data, talk and text in the country. The carrier also tacked on unlimited text to 200 other… Go To Full Article

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Review

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The Ryzen 5 1600 (non-X) is virtually unchallenged in terms of value among enthusiasts processors. However, we've yet to determine the next best option for those who can't afford to spend $220 on AMD's six-core champion. For $170, the quad-core… Go To Full Article

FSP Windale 6 @ techPowerUp

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FSP looks to break into the cooling market with their brand new Windale 6 CPU cooler. Featuring a 240 W TDP rating this sleek black tower cooler certainly looks the part. The question is can it stand out in an… Go To Full Article

Chrome casting tweak streams all videos directly to your TV

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As a general rule, you send an entire Chrome browser tab to your Chromecast (or other Cast-ready devices) as a last resort. The quality is lousy enough that you only really want to use it when a service doesn't have… Go To Full Article

Samsung's facial recognition not ready for mobile payments

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Feature can be easily manipulated versus a traditional PIN entry Samsung’s facial recognition technology for its Galaxy smartphone series is at least four years away from practical use with mobile payment apps, according to at least one… Go To Full Article

Google Maps can remember where you parked on Android and iOS

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Google Maps already lets you know when parking at your destination might be difficult, but the app's latest navigation feature aims to make things even easier after you've arrived. The helpful parking location features we saw last month just became… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 Creators Update on 10 percent of updated PCs

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Out of ten vendors, Microsoft and MSI lead the pack According to the latest report from AdDuplex, which collects statistics from Windows 10 machines, only 10 percent of eligible PCs have the Creators Update (version 1703) installed,… Go To Full Article

Verizon's $70 Gigabit internet plan misses both targets

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Yesterday Verizon announced the launch of Fios Gigabit Connection, as "the nation's largest deployment of gigabit Internet connection service." It even promised a $70 per month price standalone, however, as people tried to sign up a few shortcomings... Go To Full Article

MediaTek to post slower than expected growth this quarter

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Growth outlook of 10 to 15 percent MediaTek, the Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company known for its system-on-chip solutions in smartphone and home theater equipment, is expected to post slower than expected growth for Q2 2017 based… Go To Full Article

Scientists successfully grew fetal lambs inside 'uterus-like' bags

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Doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have developed a new artificial womb that could soon be helping the tens of thousands of critically preterm (younger than 26 weeks) births in the US each year. According to a new paper published… Go To Full Article

Fans resurrect 'Tomb Raider' in your web browser

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If you need a reminder of how far video games have come since the mid-90s, look no further than OpenTomb. Over the past four years, a handful of devoted developers have been rebuilding the original five Tomb Raider games from… Go To Full Article

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