Mionix Avior 7000 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-04-22 read/post comments(0)

Along with the Naos 7000, Mionix has also launched an ambidextrous model baptized Avior 7000. This product shares all the good features from the Naos, including the Avago ADNS-3310 IR-LED Optical Sensor which tracks with a maximum DPI of 7000, 128Kb of on-board memory for storing profiles, 4 rubber coating layers or illumination control via software. read more

Gigabyte BRIX Pro Mini-PC Review

Others/All-in-one PC by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-22 read/post comments(0)

Does size really matter? On some human levels it might, though a different trend has been observed in the PC market over the last year. Compact is the key word, featuring mITX sized motherboards and idem ditto enclosures. These compact PCs are playing a more and more important role in every manufacturers' lineup: Mini PCs, NUCs, they are all amongst us now. For most users the bundled power is more than plenty as the size maters the most. Nevertheless combining the raw power of a desktop setup inside a mini sized housing is a step in another direction. Gigabyte is having big success with their Brix boxes, time to step up one level. Today we are going to test one… read more

Gigabyte CDRomland OC Workshop

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-15 read/post comments(0)

After a first successful outing of the Hardware.Info Pro OC team, it was time to head to a new location. Bundling forces with Gigabyte, Intel and the CDRomLand store the stage was set for another OC workshop. Since the Hardware.Info team is involved in HWBOT's Pro OC Cup some scores had to be improved to remain within the top 10. A tedious task as overclocking with a curious crowd, constantly asking questions, adds up to the challenge. Time to head over to the lovely city of Breda to the CDRomLand shop. read more

SilentiumPC Fera 2 HE 1224 CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2014-04-15 read/post comments(0)

SilentiumPC send us their latest budget friendly heatsinks. Compatible with all of the major Intel and AMD platforms out there we take for a test run on a hot running setup to see how it stacks up to the reference cooling from Intel. read more

Synology DS414 High Performance 4-bay NAS Server for SMB & SOHO Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-04-14 read/post comments(0)

The DS414 NAS from Synology is based on a dual-core Marvell Armada XP running at 1.33Ghz and is paired with a total of 1GB DDR3, which should be enough for home use and small business. Inside the bays we can use both 2.5’’ (HDD/SSD) and 3.5’’ drives (screwless installation). The NAS operates paired with the latest DSM 5.0 version which features a consistent visual redesign for an easier use. read more

iOCEAN X7S 8-core Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-04-09 read/post comments()

X7S is one of the latest smartphones from iOCEAN, featuring the latest MediaTek MT6592 1.7GHz 8-core SoC, which is paired with 2GB of RAM. The 4-core GPU part is clocked at 700MHz (Mali-450 MP4) for offering good performances in 3D applications and for videos we have H.265 video decoding support along with the ClearMotion intelligent video frequency-doubling technology. The 13MP camera in the back provides us with good quality photos while the 2000mAH battery should last us from one day to a day and a half depending on the usage type. read more
Motherboards/Intel S1150 MSI Z87M-GAMING Motherboard Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-07
Memory Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 16GB 1600MHz C10 Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2014-04-07
Audio/Others Cooler Master CM Storm Pitch Gaming Earphones Review by stefan @ 2014-04-03
Tradeshow & OC events MSI/Informatique OC Academy featuring HWinfo Pro OC Team by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-03
Cases & PSU/Cases Fractal ARC MINI R2 Computer Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-02

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Google Maps Street View introduces Time Travel feature

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Using the Street View feature on Google Maps, users can now travel through tim using the older images of explored places. Have you ever tried thinking about the amount of data poured on Google Map’s Street View feature? Imagine the… Go To Full Article

SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset

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"...the SteelSeries H Wireless gaming headset. It's wireless, for starters, and it's also designed to work with just about any audio source you want to throw at it, including the PS4 and Xbox One." Go To Full Article

Corsair H75 Intel and AMD CPU Compact Liquid Cooler

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Corsair has been in the liquid CPU cooling game for over 10 years now. As sealed system liquid CPU coolers have become the norm among hardware enthusiasts, the competition has gotten stiff to say the least. Another thing that has… Go To Full Article

Sentey Aphelion Gaming Mouse Review @ Neoseeker

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"The Aphelion promises to enhance control, comfort and performance. To achieve this, Sentey equipped the Aphelion with an "Advanced 3D Two-Way Scroll Wheel", 3400 DPI capable PIXART PAW-3606 chipset, low friction PTFE feet, ergonomic side grip, 5+2 buttons, on-the-fly DPI… Go To Full Article

Dell Venue 11i Pro Tablet Video Review

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"Today Kaeyi reviews the Dell Venue 11i Pro tablet running Windows 8.1." Go To Full Article

Build your own space station with LittleBits' NASA-approved kit

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Many kids want to become astronauts, but getting them to embrace day-to-day space science is tougher -- it's not as exciting as setting foot on Mars. NASA is all too aware of this challenge, so it has teamed up with… Go To Full Article

Case listings suggest imminent Surface Mini launch

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Rumors about a mini version of Microsoft's Surface tablet have been going around for quite some time—over a year, in fact. We've yet to see an announcement from Microsoft, but as TechCrunch reports, there's evidence to suggest the tablet might… Go To Full Article

Opera's Coast iPhone browser is a speed dial for your favorite sites

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Last year Opera introduced Coast, a simple mobile browser designed specifically for the iPad, and today it brought the same unique experience to the iPhone. Coast is a little different than Chrome or Safari, and streamlines browsing by organizing... Go To Full Article

Google Glass now available to anyone, may be prepping for public launch

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Google offered Glass to the public as part of a one day sale not long ago. Now it seems that anyone can order one again without an invite. There's been no announcement so far, no fan fair -- a few… Go To Full Article

Evolve trailer highlights unique, asymmetrical gameplay

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Evolve is an upcoming multiplayer game from the folks behind the original Left 4 Dead. Like the zombie FPS, it puts four players on the same team. And that's pretty much where the similarities end. Instead of targeting hordes of… Go To Full Article

Two weeks with Sol's solar-powered laptop

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When I showed Sol to my family, they all got a bit confused. My dad asked why I was testing a toolbox for Engadget, while my sister took one look at it and said "Bumblebee." If you peek at the… Go To Full Article

Samsung debuts projector-equipped Galaxy Beam 2 smartphone

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Chances are your phone doesn't have a built-in projector -- and it never will. But there's at least a small subset of the Chinese market that apparently has a need for an entry-level smartphone capable of projecting dim videos and… Go To Full Article

Leica's T mirrorless camera is built from a solid brick of aluminum

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Leica's been making cameras for a full century this year, and to celebrate, it's just now getting around to releasing an interchangeable-lens camera that you might actually be able to afford... until you factor in the glass. Priced around $1,850...… Go To Full Article

Facebook Newswire aims to deliver breaking news to journalists

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Twitter's made serious efforts to turn itself into more than just a social network: it wants to be the go-to tool for journalists searching for breaking news. Naturally, it make sense for Facebook to follow suit as the two continue… Go To Full Article

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 support added to Unreal Engine 4 in latest update

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Moving a game from one platform to another -- from iOS to PC, from Xbox One to PlayStation 4 -- isn't as easy as it seems. Just change a few button prompts and you're all set, right? Not so much.… Go To Full Article

RunKeeper's Goal Coach helps you keep pace without all the yelling

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Just a week after introducing its newfangled step-tracking app Breeze, RunKeeper is updating its iOS training software with a new jogging partner. With the latest version, you'll have access to Goal Coach: a motivational feature that helps with goal... Go To Full Article

Slaying the Snapdragon: MediaTek is closing in on Qualcomm

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Qualcomm’s fortunes seem to be dwindling as other vendors like MediaTek start to gain momentum. Qualcomm posted its quarterly earnings Thursday, with the chipset vendor recording its smallest quarterly revenue increase in over three years. Stiffer competition in China and… Go To Full Article

Single-core Bay Trail SoC powers fanless NUC

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Intel has finally introduced a fanless version of its NUC small-form-factor system. The mini PC features an Atom SoC based on Bay Trail. Unfortunately, it uses a neutered version of the silicon that's limited to a single core clocked at… Go To Full Article

Facebook buys smartphone fitness-tracking app Moves

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Facebook might already be tracking your browsing to serve you ads, but how would you feel if it was able to track your movement? That's exactly what could be on the cards after the company confirmed it's bought Moves, the… Go To Full Article

Technology leaders form alliance to prevent another Heartbleed

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Be honest, don't you kinda wish we could just rub our eyes and all this Heartbleed business would just disappear? Tough luck hombre, it's still here, and some kid's trying to steal your vacation photos (probably). When we spoke to… Go To Full Article

OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD 480GB Review

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Back when OCZ released the RevoDrive 3 X2 in 2011, it was the fastest SSD for desktop users that we had seen. Using PCI Express, it eliminated the SATA bottleneck that most SSDs still face today while also offering hassle-free… Go To Full Article

OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD (480GB) Review

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"OCZ's RevoDrive 350 is a PCIe based SSD which features a Virtualized Controller Architecture mixed with multiple LSI/Sandforce controllers and Toshiba NAND with advertised speeds of up to 1800MB/s." Go To Full Article

OCZ Launches the RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD

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OCZ Storage Solutions - a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the RevoDrive 350 Series with workstation-grade design capabilities and maximum performance for professional content creation, multimedia,… Go To Full Article

A first look at Gigabyte's next-gen Intel motherboards

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Brace yourself, because a batch of new motherboards based on Intel's next-gen chipsets is just around the corner. Gigabyte is prepping no fewer than 37 different models, almost all of which will be available stateside. I got a closer look… Go To Full Article

OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD (480 GB) Review

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Today, Technology X has the opportunity to check out a different style of solid state drive, the OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD. Last week we played with the Samsung XP941, a slightly different form factor from the RevoDrive 350, but… Go To Full Article

Sony to begin fixing combustible Vaio Fit laptops in May

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It's always sad when a company stumbles during its victory lap, but as Sony looked to gracefully exit the PC business, some spontaneously combusting laptops ruined the day. The company has now issued an update about the Vaio Fit 11A… Go To Full Article

EK Launches PWM Variant of EK-DCP 4.0 Water Pump

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EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana-based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the new EK-DCP 4.0 water pump with power management control. This new pumps allows pulse width modulation (PWM) control of rotation speed trough motherboard BIOS or dedicated… Go To Full Article

ASUS First in World to Unleash Full SATA Express Performance

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Since the Z87 Deluxe/SATA Express ASUS has been working extensively with Intel and SATA Express SSD chipset manufacturers in developing compatibility and performance reliability for the new standard. As the only motherboard company to commit so early and positively, the… Go To Full Article

Intel Tops In Green Power

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For the seventh year in a row, Intel has topped the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership National Top 100, a list of the nation's leading users of renewable energy. Intel, which meets 100 percent of its electricity load with… Go To Full Article

Sapphire Unveils First Factory-Overclocked R9 295X2

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Sapphire unveiled the industry's first factory-overclocked Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card. The R9 295X2 OC from Sapphire sticks to AMD reference design, and ships in the metal suitcase, much like its base model; but comes with factory-overclocked speeds of 1030… Go To Full Article

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