SteelSeries Apex Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-11-15 read/post comments(0)

The new Apex Pro keyboard from SteelSeries is quite unique in terms of the mechanical switch choice, which permit adjustment in just a couple of seconds. Depending on the usage type such as typing or gaming, you may need to set different actuation distances and you can also do this per key! In our tests, the OmniPoint switches have proven to be quite silent and we really enjoyed the keyboard while writing articles, playing Need for Speed Heat, Diablo III and Project Torque. read more

Dream Machines DM5 Blink Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2019-11-12 read/post comments(0)

Since this model is using the same PixArt 3389 sensor and Huano switches for the left/right buttons with an endurance of 20 million clicks as with the DM1 FPS, we have had similar experience when gaming in RAGE 2, Dead Space 3 and Diablo 3. The reliable sensor can track optimally without additional acceleration while the mouse weight along with the shoelace cable do complete the experience. An interesting addition is the hardware button for turning off the lighting completely in just a few seconds, while the Basilisk-like DM Shot button is easy reachable for actions that need to be performed quickly, such as Sniper. read more

Patriot Memory Viper VPN100 PCIe M.2 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2019-11-10 read/post comments()

The VPN100 NVMe drive from Patriot offers good overall performance, the numbers fluctuating depending how much the drive is filled and how much SLC cache is left from the TLC packages. In ATTO we got quite close to the rated speeds, with the drive blank but also filled over 50% with data, while the included heatsink keeps the overall assembly temperatures at bay, in order to avoid throttling or shorten the product life. Speaking of the drive endurance, the 1TB model comes with 1665 TBW, and also comes with a 3-year warranty! read more

XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 Ultra THICC III Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2019-11-07 read/post comments(0)

XFX did listen to user feedback and watched closely the competition after the release of the THICC II card and the end result is quite amazing: we are getting a well designed package that features the same attractive shroud elements, three new fans that are able to spin under 500RPM under low GPU load but also a revised heatsink. The new heatsink comes with a copper interposer for the memory that helps drop temperatures considerably, while keeping the whole package TGP at values of over 260W. Besides the high-quality fans, the card BIOS has been tuned for low RPMs under load so the THICC III won’t really bother you in terms of acoustics while playing the latest games. read more

CORSAIR HS60 PRO SURROUND Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2019-11-05 read/post comments(0)

After going through the simple iCUE setup, we started listening to multiple podcasts, YouTube music clips, watched an action movie but also played quite a bit of Need for Speed 2015: thanks to the 50mm neodymium drivers, the sound quality is great, while the bass does not seem to distort even at higher volume levels. We really enjoyed how the engines were sounding in NFS and if you do enable the Bass Boost profile the immersion is even better. After wearing the headset for over one hour, we have seen the benefits of the increased comfort over the regular HS60, so this is not only marketing talk. read more

ASRock X570 Taichi AM4 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/AMD AM4 by stefan @ 2019-11-01 read/post comments(0)

The X570 Taichi AM4 motherboard from ASRock does incorporate the latest technologies and thanks to the latest AGESA microcode updates it does allow the Ryzen 3000 series to run at optimal boost speeds. While we consider that the latest AMD processors do run optimally at stock settings (by boosting depending on the usage conditions, which can be also named as automatic overclocking), enthusiasts can also use the UEFI settings for improving the system performance even more. read more
Audio/Speakers&Amps Creative Pebble V2 Minimalistic 2.0 USB Speakers Review by stefan @ 2019-10-27
Audio/Others CORSAIR VOID RGB ELITE Wireless Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2019-10-23
Others/Mice & Keyboards SteelSeries Sensei Ten Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2019-10-16
Videocards/VGA Reviews XFX Radeon RX 5700 DD Ultra 8GB GDDR6 Video Card Review by stefan @ 2019-10-10
Storage/SSD Patriot Memory P200 512GB 2.5'' SSD Review by stefan @ 2019-10-05

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[M] SteelSeries Apex Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review

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The new Apex Pro keyboard from SteelSeries is quite unique in terms of the mechanical switch choice, which permit adjustment in just a couple of seconds. Depending on the usage type such as typing or gaming, you may need to… Go To Full Article

Lyft adds 200 electric vehicles to its fleet in Denver

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Lyft has deployed 200 long-range electric vehicles in Denver, where they'll be part of its Express Drive rental program for drivers. The ride-sharing giant says it's the company's single largest deployment of EVs to date, and it's also the largest… Go To Full Article

Tesla's Model 3 and S are (once again) recommended by 'Consumer Reports'

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Two Tesla sedans are back in Consumer Reports' good graces. Model 3 and the Model S have regained the organization's recommendation after their reliability scores got a boost from CR's latest annual reliability survey of current owners. Tesla and Con...… Go To Full Article

Corsair QL120 RGB Review @ Vortez

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Corsair’s QL-series of fans are available in 120mm and 140mm, with both being available individually, or in multi-packs. The 120mm can be purchased in a triple pack and the 140mm in double packs. Each multi-pack comes with an iCUE Lighting… Go To Full Article

Amazon is challenging Microsoft's $10 billion JEDI contract victory

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Amazon has revealed that it's formally challenging Pentagon's decision to award Microsoft the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract. The project would modernize the agency's cloud infrastructure and would connect the different divisions within the agency,... Go To Full Article

Microsoft is adding 10 'Final Fantasy' games to Xbox Game Pass

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Earlier today, Microsoft announced that it's adding more than 50 new games to Xbox Game Pass -- as well as giving three sweet freebies if you sign up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. By any measure, that's a lot of… Go To Full Article

'West of Dead' is a fast-paced shooter starring Ron Perlman

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After it popped up in the Microsoft Store perhaps a little earlier than intended, twin-stick shooter West of Dead is available in open beta on Xbox One. You'll play as the Ghost Rider-esque William Mason, who's voiced by Ron Perlman… Go To Full Article

Rare's next Xbox game is pure 'Princess Mononoke'

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If Sea of Thieves isn't your bag, how about a sumptuous cel-shaded game from Rare that looks like a lost Miyazaki film? The Microsoft studio announced Everwild today during the XO19 Inside Xbox presentation, and while there aren't many details… Go To Full Article

Microsoft adds over 50 games to xCloud preview, details plans for 2020

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A month after Microsoft kicked off the preview for Project xCloud, its game streaming service that'll go toe-to-toe with Stadia, the company is planning to ramp things up even more. It's adding more than 50 new games to the xCloud… Go To Full Article

'Grounded' is an ant-sized survival game set in a suburban backyard

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If The Outer Worlds has got you excited to play whatever Obsidian Entertainment's cooking up next, you won't have to wait too much longer. Its first-person survival title, Grounded, will arrive on Xbox Game Preview next spring. Go To Full Article

HyperX Cloud Alpha S Gaming Headset Review

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By introducing a new color theme, 7.1 virtual surround sound and adjustable bass levels via rear earcup sliders the latest Cloud Alpha S by HyperX could be the gaming headset you’ve been looking for. Go To Full Article

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.11.2

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Today within the next hour Radeon Technologies Group will release Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.11.2. This release adds support for the upcoming launch of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. RSAE 2019 19.11.2… Go To Full Article

SimplyNUC Unveils Sequoia: AMD Ryzen V-Series-Based UCFF PC

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SimplyNUC, a maker of ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs, has introduced its first PCs that use AMD’s Ryzen Embedded processors. The Sequoia units are rugged commercial systems designed for applications like edge data analytics, electronic kiosks, and digital signage that can… Go To Full Article

Jabra's Elite 75t true wireless earbuds are available now for $180

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It took longer than expected, but Jabra's Elite 75t is here -- and with a small upside for patent would-be buyers. The true wireless earbuds will be available today for $180, a slight drop from the originally quoted $200, through… Go To Full Article

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review: The New Performance King

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The Ryzen 9 3950X looks to bridge the gap between mainstream and high-end desktop platforms and is the most expensive mainstream platform CPU we've seen in a long time. This puts AMD in the position to command a price premium… Go To Full Article

Google rolls out next-gen RCS texting to Android users in the US

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At long last, you can get next-gen text messaging on your Android phone in the US without vendor-specific support or resorting to unofficial tricks. Google is rolling out Rich Communication Services (RCS) support to Android Messages users across the... Go To Full Article

Rockstar apologizes for buggy ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ PC launch

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Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of the biggest console hits of 2018. After waiting a full year, PC gamers finally got a chance to play the gritty, Western-themed adventure when it was released last week. However, many experienced game-breaking… Go To Full Article

Instagram expands hidden likes test worldwide

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Instagram started hiding the total number of likes on posts for some people in the US this week as part of a broader test. It made like and video view counters private in other countries over the last few months,… Go To Full Article

Intel Recalls Quad Core Xeon CPU Because of Inadequate Stock Cooler

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Intel this week recalled one of its boxed processors because the bundled cooling system the company supplied was insufficient and the CPU may not have performed as intended. For any Intel partners with stock, this specific chip is being recalled… Go To Full Article

Apple debuts Research app with new iPhone and Watch health studies

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Apple has released its Research app and opened up its latest iPhone and Watch health studies, just after the results of its heart-rate project with Stanford emerged. This time around, it's hoping to uncover insights about women's health, heart and… Go To Full Article

Razer unveils its Kraken Ultimate headset with THX Spatial Audio

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For competitive gamers, 3D audio can make the difference between locating a sneaking enemy and getting taken down by a well-aimed shot. Razer's gaming headsets have primarily used 7.1 surround sound for 3D audio in the past, but now the… Go To Full Article

‘Pokémon Go’ users can add PokéStops and gyms with Niantic Wayfarer

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Last week, Pokémon Go developer Niantic announced several new features for its AR game. One of the updates, Niantic Wayfarer, is now available for all trainers who have achieved level 40 or higher, allowing them to add real-world locations to...… Go To Full Article

Ford confirms its EV crossover will be named the Mustang Mach-E

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Ford has been dropping hints about its all-electric, Mustang-inspired crossover since 2018. Now, days before it's set to reveal the EV, the company has confirmed the name: Mustang Mach-E. Go To Full Article

'Moshi Monsters' is shutting down because it runs on Flash

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Moshi Monsters, a once massively popular web game that let you raise colorful creatures and complete mini-games around Monstro City, is shutting down. As Ryan Brown spotted on Twitter, the Moshi Monsters site now has an "important notice" that states...… Go To Full Article

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review

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16 cores, the fastest boost speed... high-end desktop performance on Socket AM4? Let's see if the Ryzen 9 3950X was worth waiting for. Go To Full Article

CORSAIR iCUE QL RGB Fans @ TechPowerUp

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One fan. 34 addressable RGB LEDs. That alone will be enough for many to decide if the new CORSAIR iCUE QL RGB fan is for you. Coming in both 120 and 140 mm sizes, CORSAIR's latest fans can do double… Go To Full Article

OCC Reviews the D-Link DCS-8600LH WiFi Security Camera

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OverclockersClub has a new video review launched, covering the D-Link DCS-8600LH WiFi Security Camera. Go To Full Article

Nano Torch Twist Magnetic Swivel LED Flashlight Review @ Bigbruin.com

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KeySmart's Nano Torch Twist magnetic swivel LED flashlight is really a well made, reliable flashlight that does what you expect, plus a bit more. The various lighting modes are a nice touch, but the swivel head and magnetic base really… Go To Full Article

MSI Immerse GH30 @ TechPowerUp

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The MSI Immerse GH30 is a simple $50 gaming headset with a few aces up its sleeve: it's foldable, comes with a detachable microphone, and sports best-in-class sound quality for headphones in its price range we have had a listen… Go To Full Article

The best true wireless earbuds you can buy this holiday season

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True wireless earbuds have become a staple when it comes to audio accessories. Over-ear noise-cancelling headphones are still a thing, but many companies have turned their attention to the tiny speakers you nestle in your ears. The advantage for cons...… Go To Full Article

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