Corsair Voyager Air 2 Mobile Wireless Storage 1 TB Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2014-10-30 read/post comments()

The portable Voyager Air 2 portable drive from Corsair is sporting wireless capabilities and also includes DLNA and Internet pass-through support. Inside it we have one 1TB 5400RPM from Toshiba and the whole system is powered by a large battery which can bring the usage time up to seven hours. read more

Pivos XIOS XS Entertainment Center Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-10-29 read/post comments()

The upgrade to the previous XIOS DS is now baptized XIOS XS and features a notably faster dual-core processor at 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, a dual-core internal GPU at 500Mhz and also 8GB of internal NAND for storing the applications. The box is set to launch a customized XBMC release with an easy to use skin which can be always reverted to default and additional software can be always installed from the Google Play Store. read more

Silicon Power Mobile OTG X20 USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-10-26 read/post comments()

The Silicon Power Mobile OTG X20 USB 2.0 Flash Drive is very compact, comes with 32GB of space for storing our multimedia content or other files and aids data transfer between the mobile devices and our PC. This product is also very affordable, so it can be found online for about $16. read more

ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-10-20 read/post comments()

The mini PC kit ECS has offered is shipped in a DIY format, and incorporates a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. The footprint of the product allows us to carry it anywhere and it can be even powered by an USB powerbank, if it can deliver at least 2.1 A. read more

Vivi wins MSI MOA 2014 Grand Final

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-17 read/post comments()

It is that time of the year again, when the best overclockers of the world gather in the center of hardware, Taipei City for the yearly clash at MSI's Master Overclocking Arena. MOA 2014 is spread out over two days: on day one aka the Classic Battle, the overclockers work with hardware provided by the present sponsors: MSI, Intel, Kingston, G.Skill, Cooler Master, ViewSonic and SteelSeries. Day two, the No Limits Battle has the goal to break as many World Records with, of course, MSI hardware. read more

CONNECTEDEVICE COOKOO 2 Watch Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2014-10-15 read/post comments()

The newest reincarnation of the COOKOO watch features numerous improvements and now the watches are split in two different categories, the Sporty Chic Collection but also the Urban Explorer Collection. Thanks to the simplified notification system and Bluetooth LE, the internal battery can last up to one full year and it can be replaced by simply removing the back cover with a familiar CR2032 model. read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards COUGAR 700M Aluminum Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2014-10-13
Mobile/Smart Phones Elephone G3 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2014-10-10
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-10-09
Others/All-in-one PC Giada D2308U Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2014-10-07
Videocards/VGA Reviews Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 285 WindForce OC Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-10-06

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Google releases its souped-up bookmarks manager for Chrome... again

@ 2014/10/31 read/post comments(0)
We've caught glimpses of Google's new image-rich bookmarks system for Chrome a couple of times in the past, and now it's back with a new name, but not much in the way of new features. The extension formerly known as… Go To Full Article

UK NHS keeps Windows XP on life support

@ 2014/10/31 read/post comments(0)
NHS Trusts are insisting on keeping Windows XP machines despite concerns that they are about as secure as a celeb’s naked picture on the iCloud and have cost £5.5 million from Microsoft to support. According to Citrix,… Go To Full Article

[M] Corsair Voyager Air 2 Mobile Wireless Storage 1 TB Review

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
The portable Voyager Air 2 portable drive from Corsair is sporting wireless capabilities and also includes DLNA and Internet pass-through support. Inside it we have one 1TB 5400RPM from Toshiba and the whole system is powered by a large battery… Go To Full Article

'OK Google' voice commands bound for even more third-party apps

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
Google wants even third-party Android apps to be able to do searches using "Ok, Google" voice commands, so it's now making it easier for developers to integrate the feature. Now, all devs have to do is add a few lines… Go To Full Article

EverCool Rolls Out HPS 810CP CPU Cooler

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
EverCool rolled out the HPS 810CP top-flow CPU cooler. In what looks like a VGA cooler with CPU mounting, the HPS 810CP features a dense aluminium fin stack that's arranged along the plane of the motherboard, to which heat drawn… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi may now be the third-biggest smartphone maker in world

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
Xiaomi, the smartphone of choice in China, just had a really good few months selling phones. According to Strategy Analytics, it reckon the new phone maker is now the third largest smartphone maker in the world, trailing only Samsung and… Go To Full Article

Samsung faces the bad news that sales of its high-end phones are sliding

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Confirming its own estimates from earlier this month, Samsung announced tonight that it accumulated an operating profit of $3.9 billion in Q3. That's not a bad haul for most companies in the July to September period, but last year Samsung… Go To Full Article

YouTube's silky smooth 60FPS video is now ready for viewing

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
YouTube promised that you'd see many videos playing at a brisk 60 frames per second this year, and it looks like the streaming site has made good on its word. While there were a few 60FPS test clips in the… Go To Full Article

An average Tinder user spends 90 minutes swiping each day

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
The swipe left or right method of match making has helped Tinder rise in popularity since its debut two years ago. In a report from The New York Times, we get a glimpse at just how folks are using the… Go To Full Article

LG Releases the 31MU97 'Digital Cinema 4K Monitor'

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled its new 4K Monitor (model 31MU97) for global rollout starting this week. The cutting-edge LG 31MU97 mates Digital Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution with a 31-inch IPS monitor to create an ultra-sharp high-end monitor… Go To Full Article

Project Ara team shows a working modular phone

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
You'd be forgiven for being skeptical of Google's Project Ara -- for all the prototypes and partnerships, actually spotting a working unit has been a gigantic challenge. You won't have to jump through hoops to see one after today, thankfully.… Go To Full Article

Steve Ballmer still invested in Microsoft, more invested in the Clippers

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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer ended the WSJD Live conference with a burst of energy in a talk with Wall Street Journal reporter Monica Langley about his post-Microsoft life. He was boisterous and enthusiastic during the entire interview,... … Go To Full Article

Poynt's smart store terminal lets you pay any way you like

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
One of the many reasons you don't see widespread support for mobile payment tech like Apple Pay or Google Wallet is the hardware investment needed to make it all work. Why should a store spend thousands of dollars on machines… Go To Full Article

Seasonic Platinum 1050W PSU Review

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
We are looking at a new PSU from Seasonic. It is the Seasonic Platinum 1000 W PSU. It is a high end PSU unit with one massive +12V rail with 87 Amp, modular connectors and a 80 Plus… Go To Full Article

Seasonic Platinum Series 1050 W @ techPowerUp

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
We evaluated the flagship Seasonic unit SS-1200XP3 some time ago. In this review, we will check on the second-strongest model of the series with 1050 W capacity, the SS-1050XP3. It comes with the same features - Platinum efficiency and a… Go To Full Article

Google takes another step into your living room with its Nexus Player

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
Google's wanted a piece of your living room for ages, and now -- after two attempts that never really went anywhere =- the search giant seems poised to get it what it wants. Android TV is coming to, well, a… Go To Full Article

Silicon Power Armor A30 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review @HiTech Legion

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
"Silicon Power offers several rugged external hard drives, one in particular is the Armor A30 model. The Armor A30 is a ruggedized external hard drive and is available in capacities up to 2TB in size. This hard drive features an… Go To Full Article

Google's Nexus 6 is a high-powered handful (hands-on)

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
It's a little funny to see Motorola finally crafting a Nexus phone after Google sold it to Lenovo, but hey - life is peculiar that way. What's more important is that Motorola has taken its responsibilities as Keeper of the… Go To Full Article

Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB USB 3.0 Review

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
Kingston is already well known for its desktop RAM modules and Solid State Drives but they also make flash drives for those of you who need to back up data and take it on the go. Chances are, you have… Go To Full Article

LG's ''full 4K'' IPS monitor is now available for $1399.99

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In August, LG revealed a 31" IPS monitor with a "full" 4K resolution. Otherwise known as the 31MU97, the display was shown at the IFA show in Berlin, Germany and is now ready for public consumption. LG has announced that… Go To Full Article

Russians hacked into White House nets – report

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
The Washington Post claimed that hackers, backed by the Russian government, have penetrated some White House computer nets. Unnamed sources insisting on anonymity told the Post that the hacks were into “unclassified” networks and that there’s no… Go To Full Article

Startup wants to raise $1.8 million to build giant fighting robots

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
The folks at MegaBots Inc. dream of making humongous machines: 15-foot-tall, 15,000-pound piloted robots to be exact. And they don't want to build them for rescue missions or military use -- nope, these robots are designed to duke it out… Go To Full Article

Raijintek Aeneas Cubical Micro-ATX Case Starts Selling

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
Announcing the Raijintek Aeneas case, loaded with an array of features. The case is developed with superb airflow in mind, combined with a great intake and outtake giving all of the components great ventilation. The Raijintek Aeneas is a sturdy… Go To Full Article

A group of retailers can't support Apple Pay due to contract with rival tech

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
When CVS and Rite-Aid shut off their NFC-based payments to prevent customers from using Apple Pay, we heard it was because they're part of a large group developing rival technology CurrentC. Now, The New York Times has shed more light… Go To Full Article

LiteOn's EP1 Series crams 960GB onto four-lane M.2 SSD

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
Four-lane M.2 sockets can be found on quite a few X99 motherboards—and even select Z97 offerings—but mini PCIe SSDs that can take advantage of the bandwidth are few and far between. Lite-On just announced one that should do the trick,… Go To Full Article

Scientists to predict solar magnetic storms

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
The danger of solar winds disrupting mobile phone service, damaging satellites and causing power grids to black out is all too real. But teams of researchers in the USA are working on creating models that will precisely… Go To Full Article

Oppo unveils N3 with motorized rotating camera, 4.85 mm thin R5

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
Little known (to Western audiences) Chinese gadget maker Oppo is taking its quirky swiveling camera concept to the next level, and on a different note, is entering ridiculous territory in the pointless race for the world’s thinnest smartphone. Skipping a… Go To Full Article

Manuel Noriega's case against Activision dismissed by California judge

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
Apparently Mayor Giuliani's defense worked: Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega's case against Activision for including his likeness in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has been dismissed by a California judge. As Kotaku spotted, Activision issued a press... … Go To Full Article

DeepCool Intros Captain 360 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
DeepCool made the third entry into its GamerStorm Captain line of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers, the Captain 360. The other models in this series include the Captain 120 and Captain 240. As its name might suggest, the Captain 360 features… Go To Full Article

LG is back in the phone race

@ 2014/10/30 read/post comments(0)
South Korea’s LG, which was getting a good kicking from its rivals, is now back in the black and is making a killing. LG said its July-September operating profit more than doubled from a year earlier as… Go To Full Article

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