Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-10-08 read/post comments()

Lexar has prepared the JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 flash drive for competing with the high-end offerings from other brands and we can say that we were impressed by its performances in the both read and write departments. The unit we have tested is not the fastest since much higher write speeds are available with the 64GB and 128GB models; while the 32GB model can be found online for just about 24 Euros, the 64GB variant can be picked up for about 55 Euros while the top-of-the-line 128GB can be had for 91 Euros. read more

KingFast 256GB F9 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2015-10-05 read/post comments()

The F9 256GB is another low-cost SSD product from KingFast, which pairs the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller with Micron NAND MT29E1T08CUCBBH8-10:B and the cache is assured by the Samsung K4W2G1646E-BC11 DDR3 RAM (256MB). This model is able to follow the read performances of the Crucial BX100 250GB we have reviewed earlier, but falls behind in terms of writes. read more

Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-09-30 read/post comments()

With the VOID Wireless, we are getting quite a bit of improvements regarding product comfort, LED lighting system and software configuration. Corsair has added the RGB system for extra eye candy, but we have found more useful the two LEDs near the MIC which light up in order to signal different product statuses. The two 50mm drivers are able to deliver good gaming-grade quality sound and we found the microphone fidelity about the same as on the Vengeance 2100 and this is not a bad thing since that one impressed us positively too. read more

ROCCAT Nyth Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-09-29 read/post comments()

ROCCAT Nyth is like a breath of fresh air in the already crowded gaming mice market which sports quite a modular design with replaceable right side panel, no less than four different sets of buttons, a smooth durable plastic texture, catchy LED light effects and a comfortable shape for lengthy gaming sessions. Considering that we are getting plenty of accessories, ROCCAT saw fit to also include a carry case and the software available for the Nyth is one of the most advanced we have seen to date, which maintains the feature we did like in the previous revisions, the audio feedback. read more

B2C Telecom Premium Custom Bookstyle Case for iPhone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by jmke @ 2015-09-28 read/post comments(0)

Today we take a look at the at product from B2C, they offer custom printed bookstyle cases for popular smartphones. We design a colorful Madshrimps case and take an iPhone for a spin.  read more

BIOSTAR GAMING Z170X Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2015-09-24 read/post comments()

The Gaming Z170X motherboard from Biostar was built on the strong foundation Z97X had and features plenty of expansion possibilities, including the new USB 3.1 Type-C port, no less than three M.2 slots, two which are hidden under the plastic shroud and one visible, plenty of SATA-Express and SATA ports, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots for enabling tri-Crossfire support, the Realtek ALC898 8-channel CODEC, dual-LAN (Intel and Killer NIC) and more. We also have a set of touch-sensitive buttons which include BCLK and multiplier modifier on-the-fly, 8-phase VRM for the CPU and DDR4 memory support up to 4000MHz in UEFI. read more
Mobile/Smart Phones MEIZU M2 Note 4G LTE Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-09-21
Others/Mice & Keyboards Tt eSports Poseidon Z Forged Mechanical Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2015-09-15
Others/Mice & Keyboards Mionix Castor Optical Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2015-09-12
Others/All-in-one PC ECS LIVA X2 Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2015-09-09
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Sony might pull out of smartphone market

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Next year will be Sony’s last chance to make cash out of smartphones or it will pull out of the market. The outfits’ CEO has flagged next year as a make-or-break year for its struggling smartphones, saying… Go To Full Article

Dell in talks to buy EMC

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Tin box shifter Dell is in talks to buy data storage company EMC in what could be one of the biggest technology deals ever. Dell has been seen wining and dining bankers to get enough cash to… Go To Full Article

PlayStation 4 drops to $350 in the US

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Sony is cutting the base price of its PlayStation 4 from $399.99 to $349.99 including a game. The drop has been heavily rumored following a similar cut in Japan last month. The new prices come into force tomorrow with the… Go To Full Article

Dell's redesigned XPS 15 is a bigger version of our favorite Windows laptop

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Whenever people ask what my favorite Windows laptop is, I'm always quick to say the Dell XPS 13. It has very few flaws to speak of, with a stylish design, comfy keyboard, vibrant screen and fast performance. It's no surprise,… Go To Full Article

Dell's latest XPS 12 looks like a Surface rival, feels like a step backward

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We first reviewed the Dell XPS 12 back in 2012, when Windows 8 had just come out and touchscreens on PCs weren't yet standard. It had a weird design, but it worked: a screen that flipped around inside its frame,… Go To Full Article

Apple iPhone 6s Plus Review: Refining the flagship

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Like previous "s" releases, the iPhone 6s Plus is defined by a single feature. This time around, that new feature is 3D Touch, best described as right-click for your iPhone. The new iPhone 6S Plus also features an upgraded 12-megapixel… Go To Full Article

Silverstone ML06-E Mini-ITX HTPC Case Review

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Still one of the only players in the very small form factor market, SilverStone has consistently iterated on its various designs to bring us new improvements and features, case after case. Not content to rest with their niche ML05 HTPC… Go To Full Article

Light's L16 camera challenges DSLRs with 16 lenses in one package

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Photography startup Light has launched L16, which the company's calling a "a multi-aperture computational camera," at the Code/Mobile conference. It's named L16, because it's equipped with 16 individual lenses, though unlike bulky and heavy DSLRs,... Go To Full Article

'Astroneer' is a planetary exploration game on a grand scale

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Games like Kerbal Space Program are great at depicting the challenges of getting to another planet, but there isn't usually much to do when you arrive beyond planting a flag. Wouldn't it be nice to really, truly explore those alien… Go To Full Article

Reeven Ouranos CPU Cooler Review: Size + Smarts at Modders-Inc

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There was a time when the prevalent design philosophy for CPU cooler design was "the bigger, the better". That is no longer the case as users now look for smarter implementations that are much more convenient and functional than simply… Go To Full Article

ADATA XPG SX930 240GB and Premier SP550 240GB SSD @ PureOverclock

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“When we talk about SSDs, the question used to be, “Should I buy an SSD?”. Now the question is, “How much SSD should I have?” Things have certainly evolved with solid state drives, and buying one is probably the best… Go To Full Article

FAA tests tech to spot illegal drone operators near airports

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As the number of privately-owned UAVs have exploded here in the US, so too have incidents of hobbyist drones being flown too closely to airports. More than 100 incidents have been reported every month this year, up from a handful… Go To Full Article

Journalist found guilty of assisting Anonymous hacks

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Reuters journalist Matthew Keys was arrested back in 2013 over claims that he'd helped the activist group Anonymous compromise and deface the LA Times by handing over login information for its parent company, Tribune. He has denied the allegations...… Go To Full Article

Volkswagen's US head knew of possible emissions trouble in 2014

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It's no longer a secret that Volkswagen's management was aware of the company's shady diesel emissions practices. Now, however, it's evident that this awareness included some of the car maker's top brass. American group CEO Michael Horn states th...… Go To Full Article

Adidas Futurecraft 3D: A running shoe made with 3D-printed materials

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While Kanye West is worried about people 3D-printing shoes at home, his contractor Adidas believes the technology will play a major role in the future of footwear. (West designs the Yeezy shoe and clothing line for the Three-Stripes brand.) To… Go To Full Article

Disney retires a ton of apps to focus on 'more engaging' games

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Disney Interactive recently announced it was retiring close to 100 applications, claiming that it wants to focus on building "new and more engaging" games. The Disney branch, which is behind the popular Infinity toys-to-life series, says the decisi... Go To Full Article

G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 Review

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The review staff at ThinkComputers have a couple sticks of G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 on the test bench today. Now that we have DDR4 on the mainstream Z170 chipset G.SKILL comes back with Ripjaws V, which are available in quite… Go To Full Article

Vizio's 120-inch Reference Series 4K TV with HDR costs $130,000

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Although Vizio is known for making affordable 4K TVs, the manufacturer's also busy exploring other areas. Revealed back in April, its Reference Series television sets are designed for home entertainment buffs, featuring Dolby's Vision high-dynamic-... Go To Full Article

Gigabyte Z170x-Gaming 7 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

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We review the Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7, a socket LGA1151 motherboard based on the new Intel Z170 chipset, supporting DDR4 memory modules. Go To Full Article

Amazon's Snowball is a smart box for shipping tons of cloud data

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It seems paradoxical that you'd have to ship cloud data, but plenty of companies do -- it's sometimes faster for them to send a courier than to wait days for a massive upload to finish. And Amazon knows it. The… Go To Full Article

Google is purging hacked spam from your search results

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It's bad when your web searches include sites that are mainly marketing fluff, but it's much worse when that fluff has been hacked into legitimate sites that you wouldn't visit otherwise. Well, Google has had enough of this attempt to… Go To Full Article

AMD FX 8320E CPU Review @ Neoseeker

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Today we take a look at an 32nm 8-core CPU released late last year, the AMD FX 8320E. This Vishera-based CPU was intended to be a low power (and lower cost) FX solution that won't require users to splurge on… Go To Full Article

Chinese hackers attacked the company behind Samsung Pay

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A notorious group of state-sponsored Chinese hackers reportedly broke into the computer systems of LoopPay, the company that created the tech used in Samsung Pay. According to the NYT, the breach by the so-called Codoso Group occurred in March, wel... Go To Full Article

Barnes and Noble's Galaxy Tab E Nook is yet another tablet for readers

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If you're a fan of Barnes & Noble's Nook line of e-readers and tablets, there's a new option to tempt you this fall. The Galaxy Tab E Nook is a 9.6-inch slate that offers all of the perks of the… Go To Full Article

Here be dragons on MSI's GK701 keyboard and DS502 headset

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If our peripheral staff picks didn't have a keyboard or headset to catch your eye, MSI might have something more to your taste. The DS502 Gaming headset and GK-701 Gaming keyboard are specially lit up for those who like any… Go To Full Article

FAA slaps drone video firm with record $1.9-million fine

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It looks like the FAA is getting serious on unauthorized UAV flying. The department's just slapped SkyPan, a Chicago-based aerial video company, with a record $1.9-million dollar fine for violating flying regulations in its home city, and New York. T... Go To Full Article

Synology Launches DSM 6.0 Long-Term Beta and New Hardware

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We had the opportunity to attend the Synology 2016 Conference in San Francisco last month. The event gave us quite a bit of insight into what Synology has lined up for the market over the next 6 months or so.… Go To Full Article

Lexus made a working electric car out of cardboard

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Suddenly, Lexus' hoverboard doesn't seem quite so impressive. The automaker has unveiled the Origami Car, a fully functional electric IS sedan whose main body, interior and wheels (!) are made out of cardboard. The designers laser-cut 1,700 based... Go To Full Article

WhatsApp for Android will use Google Drive to back up your data

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The more we rely on our smartphones for every facet of our lives, the more risk there is of losing important data if your phone gets lost, stolen or destroyed. Android already has some backup services built in, but the… Go To Full Article

HP's dorky 'Star Wars' laptop is impressive in its attention to detail

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Depending on how you feel about Star Wars, either you've had enough of the gimmicky merchandising tie-ins, or you intend to buy all the things until the new movie comes out on December 18th. For our part, we don't know… Go To Full Article

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