SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2017-05-25 read/post comments(0)

With the launch of the Arctis 7 Gaming Headset, SteelSeries goes one step further and integrates wireless connectivity, long-lasting autonomy from a single charge but also a more advanced USB transmitter for connecting 3rd party sound sources or playback to other stereo devices. By manually adjusting the provided equalizer, we can fine-tune the output in order to fall in line with our preferences. Thanks to the proven S1 40mm speaker drivers, the headset can produce a decent amount of bass, which is beneficial when playing lots of action games. read more

Lexar JumpDrive Tough USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-05-23 read/post comments(0)

Despite the fact that we are talking about a storage drive meant for harsh environments, the JumpDrive Tough from Lexar does still remain a stylish product with a two-color combination and good read/write transfer rates. The manufacturer has included an oversized attachment loop for even more flexibility, while data can be protected via the supplied EncryptStick Lite software, which is an advanced security solution with 256-bit AES encryption. read more

Toshiba EXCERIA PRO M402 MicroSDXC Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-05-23 read/post comments(0)

The new EXCERIAL PRO M402 series offers enough performance for 4K video shooting when installed in devices such as action cameras, drones, camcorders, but can also supply extra storage for tablets, laptops or even productivity PCs. In order to offer optimal data integrity, the M402 series was engineered to be water, shock and x-ray proof; thanks to the large temperature interval of -25 to 85 degrees Celsius, the product can be used in the snow or even desert. read more


Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-05-21 read/post comments(0)

flexiDOCK MB522SP-B is a well-built case upgrade device that allows 2x 2.5’’ HDD/SSD installations with variable heights and for additional durability, the outer enclosure is made of metal. This type of product is a very good time saver in applications where drive swapping occurs regularly such as data cloning, data backup, audio/video editing, digital forensic, drive recovery, drive testing for performance purposes or any other tasks. read more

Gigabyte Z270X AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by leeghoofd @ 2017-05-19 read/post comments(0)

The AORUS brand name is a premium gaming brand stemmed from inside the Gigabyte company; look at it in the same way ASUS had started off with the Republic of Gamers brand. Made by Gamers for Gamers would be the easiest way of explaining things. The AORUS brand covers a full spectrum of gaming products ranging from GeForce GTX series gaming VR ready laptops, gaming motherboards and graphics cards, mechanical gaming keyboards to gaming mice, all to offer you the gamer the best gaming experience ever. Today we have a look at one of their high end motherboards, the AORUS GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 motherboard. read more

Lexar JumpDrive S75 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-05-17 read/post comments(0)

The recently launched JumpDrive S75 USB 3.0 Flash Drive from Lexar does spot a catchy, colorful look for an easier capacity identification, does have speedy enough reads/writes for mainstream users to carry data around but is also supplied with the EncryptStick Lite utility, for encryption of sensitive, personal data. The manufacturer has opted for a retractable connector design, while a lanyard can be easily attached to it via the supplied orifices. read more
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Processor Review by stefan @ 2017-05-14
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor Review by stefan @ 2017-05-10
Others/Mice & Keyboards Corsair GLAIVE RGB Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2017-05-09
Motherboards/AMD AM4 ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero AM4 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2017-05-06
Audio/Others SteelSeries Arctis 5 USB Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2017-05-02

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[M] SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

@ 2017/05/25 read/post comments(0)
With the launch of the Arctis 7 Gaming Headset, SteelSeries goes one step further and integrates wireless connectivity, long-lasting autonomy from a single charge but also a more advanced USB transmitter for connecting 3rd party sound sources or playback to… Go To Full Article

Facebook's latest journalism fix connects users with local news

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg and company announced the Facebook Journalism Project -- an initiative to repair the social network's reputation with journalists and help fight the spread of fake news. The project already introduced curated news d... Go To Full Article

Daimler bets big on luxury EVs with new battery plant

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler is incredibly bullish about electric vehicles. So much so that it's recently broken ground on another battery plant in Germany, a stone's throw from its existing facility. It'll begin operating around June next year and so...… Go To Full Article

Google's $5,000 4K digital whiteboard goes on sale

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
It only took half a year, but Google's first take on a digital whiteboard is finally available. Google has started selling the Jamboard in the US for $4,999 plus $600 per year for management and support ($300 if you buy… Go To Full Article

Warby Parker has an app that checks your eyes at home

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
Usually, completing a vision test for new glasses requires a trip to the optometrist and the glasses store. Newly announced technology could change that, however. Warby Parker, which started out as a try-before-you-buy mail-order eyeglasses company,... Go To Full Article

Google will track your shopping trips to prove its ads work

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
First, Google followed you to the store using location data, much like Foursquare. Then its launched its Express shopping service. Now, it will track billions of credit and debit card transactions in an even bigger effort to prove its online… Go To Full Article

IKEA's affordable smart lights will dim with your voice

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
Last month, IKEA launched its own line of low-cost smart lighting, called TRÅDFRI, and up until now, users have had to rely on a remote control or a proprietary app to use the product. But no longer. Today, the Swedish… Go To Full Article

Huawei opens up three new Windows 10 notebooks

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Huawei has been able to capture at least a little attention in the North America with high-spec smartphones at mainstream prices. The company's Surface-like MateBook may not have had the same kind of impact, but the Chinese manufacturer is trying… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Cosmos II 25th Anniversary @ techPowerUp

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
The Cooler Master Cosmos II was launched in 2012 and became one of the brand's most recognizable enclosures. Now, half a decade later, Cooler Master presents the Cosmos II 25th Anniversary edition to celebrate a quarter century in business and… Go To Full Article

Wikimedia is clear to sue the NSA

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
A federal appeals court has ruled the Wikimedia Foundation does have grounds to sue the National Security Agency over its use of warrantless surveillance tools. A district judge shot down Wikimedia's case in 2015, saying the group hadn't proved the… Go To Full Article

China's LeEco lays US ambitions to rest with massive layoffs

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
Several days ago, the CEO of Chinese corporation LeEco, Jia Yueting, resigned. While he remains chairman of the company, the move followed worrying announcements over the past six months: Growing so quickly it was running out of cash, selling the… Go To Full Article

Google simplifies sharing notes, calendars and photos with family

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
Google knows that a large part of its customer base probably have families. That's why it introduced a family plan option to Google Music a couple of years ago, as well as Family Library sharing for the Play Store last… Go To Full Article

Corsair Commander Pro takes charge of case fans and lighting

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
Between fan controllers, thermal sensors, and the standard system connections, tweakers already have too many wires to mess with. When you throw in one or more RGB LED lightstrip controllers, things can really get jumbled. Fortunately, Corsair has a solution… Go To Full Article

Corsair Unveils T1 RACE Gaming Chair: Five Colors, $350

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
Over the years, Corsair has managed to carve a niche for itself as a purveyor of just about every PC gaming-related peripheral imaginable. That product line expands a little more with the announcement of their first gaming chair, the T1… Go To Full Article

Medium’s existential makeover continues with a revamped homepage

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
Despite its high profile, Medium still hasn't quite figured out what it is in the five years since it launched as a minimalist blogging platform. In the meantime, Medium has pivoted from tech company to publishing service and various shades… Go To Full Article

Can I Control My Laptop’s Charging Cycles to Extend the Battery’s Life?

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
When it comes to taking care of the batteries in our laptops, it can be a bit of a trick at times, like how high and low we should allow the charge and discharge levels to be, for example. With… Go To Full Article

PAPAGO! GoSafe 30G 1080p Dash Camera Review

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
1080p60 recording may not lead the pack nowadays but thanks to its driver assist features, built-in GPS and full compatibility with the D10E tire pressure monitoring system the GoSafe 30G Dash Camera by PAPAGO! is certainly worth your attention if… Go To Full Article

Cougar Megara @ techPowerUp

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
The Cougar Megara is a portable in-ear gaming headset with a boom microphone for those wanting all the functional benefits of larger gaming headset without the bulk. You can even take it on the road or use it with your… Go To Full Article

XFX RX 570 4GB RS @ LanOC Reviews

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
After getting a good look at the RX 580 at launch and checking out a second card as well as Crossfire performance I took a little break from video cards but today I'm back to revisit the new 500 series… Go To Full Article

LG's X Venture has a beefy battery and a heavy-duty build

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
If cars were like phones, most of the commercials on TV would show high-end sports cars and supercars, not the mid-range stuff. And if phones were more like cars, we'd see a lot more ads about LG's new AT&T-exclusive X… Go To Full Article

New York forces smart lock maker to improve its security

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Smart locks promise the security of a traditional lock without the need to carry around a key. Most can be unlocked with a mobile app or an RFID-equipped card you can store in your wallet. Unfortunately, they're also pretty easy… Go To Full Article

‘Overwatch’ turns one with more skins for your arsenal

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Last week, Blizzard answered the susurrous rising from Overwatch fans wondering whether the studio would celebrate the game's one-year anniversary: Yes, an event was in the works. (And there was much rejoicing.) To commemorate the game's arrival exac... Go To Full Article

The Galaxy S8 iris scanner can be hacked with aging tech

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Biometrics are becoming our next de facto security measure, and they're supposed to be a vast improvement on easily-forgotten and hackable passwords. Yet a point-and-shoot camera, laser printer and contact lens is all it took for German hacking group...… Go To Full Article

Agon AG251FG can do 2560x1440 or 240Hz

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
You will be hard-pressed to find a more aggressive advocate of high-refresh-rate gaming than myself, and yet even I have to pause when looking at AOC's Agon AG251FG. This 24.5" G-Sync gaming display boasts of refresh rates ranging from 48Hz… Go To Full Article

How to Add Custom Buttons to the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

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Is there a button, or piece of information, you wish you could add to the Touch Bar on your MacBook Pro? You can, and we’ll show you how to do it. Go To Full Article

Western Digital Seeks To Intervene In Toshiba's Sale Of Memory Business

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Western Digital, through its SanDisk subsidiary, is seeking arbitration to prevent Toshiba from selling off its stake in their flash memory joint venture without the consent of Western Digital. Toshiba has been suffering financially due to crippling losses incurred by… Go To Full Article

We're not getting Luke Skywalker's prosthetics any time soon

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
In 1937, robot hobbyist "Bill" Griffith P. Taylor of Toronto invented the world's first industrial robot. It was a crude machine, dubbed the Robot Gargantua by its creator. The crane-like device was powered by a single electric motor and controlled… Go To Full Article

Let's hope lightning doesn't strike FSP's PTM+ power supply

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
Liquid-cooled PC components are all the rage these days. There are CPU water blocks, liquid-cooled graphics cards, motherboards, and even SSDs on offer from a host of manufacturers. The extension of liquid cooling to the largest fan-cooled device in most… Go To Full Article

Facebook can keep your trash talk private during live events

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
Facebook wants to be a serious destination for online video, and it's fleshing out its Live streaming experience to help it get there. Consider the process of talking about up-to-the-minute events unfolding in a Facebook Live stream. Rather than just... Go To Full Article

Blizzard launches an 'Overwatch' league for amateurs

@ 2017/05/24 read/post comments(0)
Blizzard's colorful shooter may be one of the most popular multiplayer games out right now, but its eSport scene hasn't exactly got off to the best start. With rumors circulating that a slot in Overwatch's official League costs between $15… Go To Full Article

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