Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen Convertible Review

Mobile/Tablets by stefan @ 2015-05-26 read/post comments()

As the Dell Venue 11 Pro Convertible, the ThinkPad Helix 2-in-1 works on the same principle which means passive cooling, producing absolutely zero noise when operating, which is quite an achievement. The tested model comes equipped with the Intel Core M 5Y10 processor and is paired with 4GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM and a Samsung 128GB SSD. We are also getting a keyboard dock and a tablet pen along with the Helix which add multiple functionality to the product. read more

OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2015-05-20 read/post comments()

With the ARC 100, OCZ has succeeded to bring another affordable SSD product on the market, which is utilizing the Barefoot 3 M10 controller, the latest Toshiba A19nm MLC NAND and while it does not break records, it is very durable as it has been demonstrated before by some other review websites. read more

Fractal Design Kelvin S36 360mm Liquid Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2015-05-19 read/post comments(0)

Swedish Fractal Design already revealed its upcoming Kelvin CPU water cooling series way back at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover. At last year's Computex we saw the same prototypes again, scheduled for a summer release. Finally in December 2014 the retail versions popped up; Fractal Design added three AIO models to their Kelvin AIO line-up: a 120mm radiator T12 Kelvin, the S24 being the 240 radiator version and the flagship S36 as the triple fan version. Today we have a look at the latter version, the Kelvin S36. The AIO market is already pretty saturated with versions from Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master, Enermax and Swiftech. What makes this Fractal Design S36 stand out from the crowd? Time to explore the Sweed's… read more

Toshiba MQ02ABF075 2.5'' Mobile Thin HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-05-16 read/post comments()

The MQ02ABF075 drive from Toshiba exhibits good performances for a 5400RPM drive and comes with two platters and four heads on a 7mm form factor. This drive is mostly meant for ultrabooks and high-end multimedia devices, which do not need very high read/write performances but more storage space at a low price, while conserving battery life. read more

TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Dual Band Router Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2015-05-13 read/post comments()

Based on a second generation Broadcom chipset, the Archer C9 AC1900 router shares many characteristics with the C8 which we have reviewed previously, including elements of design. The router takes quite little space on the table and is ventilated properly thanks to the grill located in the back. We again have two USB ports available for data transfer or for connecting printers; in our tests, the USB 3.0 transfer speeds seem to be quite improved, but it won’t be able to match low-end NAS capabilities yet. read more

Synology DiskStation DS415+ NAS Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2015-05-12 read/post comments()

Synology has amazed us again with one of their latest NAS server releases, the DS415+, which is built around the Intel Rangeley platform which incorporates the Atom C2538 SoC (4C/4T Silvermont Cores @ 2.4GHz) which is paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. read more
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Mobile/Smart Phones Meizu MX4 32GB Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-04-28
Mobile/Tablets Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Convertible Review by stefan @ 2015-04-23
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Lenovo's projector phone beams a touchscreen onto any surface

@ 2015/05/28 read/post comments(0)
Smartphones with built-in projectors -- well, just the two from Samsung, really -- haven't exactly been a huge hit so far, but Lenovo thinks it's finally got the right use case for this combination: beaming a touchscreen or virtual keyboard… Go To Full Article

This telescope is really just 10 Canon lenses strapped together

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Hunting for extremely dim galaxies is especially difficult with single-lens telescopes. That's because, no matter how technologically advanced, the device's design cannot fully eliminate detail-obscuring scattered light from the resulting images. The... Go To Full Article

'Nano-paper' chips end up in compost heaps, not landfills

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Today's cast-off gadgets are far more likely to end up in a landfill than they are being responsibly disposed of. In fact, 41.8 million tons of e-waste were scrapped last year alone. To combat this, a team from the University… Go To Full Article

Pixelmator's photo-editing app is coming to the iPhone

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After testing the waters on Mac and iPad successfully, Pixelmator is now bringing its highly rated image editor to Apple's iPhone. Finally. Most notably, the application will feature new editing elements to assist while you're on the go, including a… Go To Full Article

Logic Supply Previews its Upcoming ML600 Series Fanless PC

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Industrial & embedded computer manufacturer Logic Supply has launched a preview of their upcoming ML600 Series of fanless and ventless industrial computer systems. Optimized for passive heat distribution, the new systems enable up to Intel i7 desktop processing without the… Go To Full Article

Lenovo launches depth-sensing laptop and Surface 3 rival

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If you're in the market for a mid-range laptop, Lenovo has revealed an interesting option at its Tech World event in Beijing. The 15-inch Z51 laptop has an Intel RealSense 3D camera that can be used for scanning, gaming or… Go To Full Article

Lenovo unveils a $49 Chromecast competitor

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Lenovo has unveiled its own media sharing device to keep up with the Chromecasts and Roku Streaming Sticks of the world. But the Lenovo Cast differs considerably from Google's similarly named device, and not just because it looks like a… Go To Full Article

Introducing the The NanoXia Project

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Since the introduction of our first PC-case, the Deep Silence 1 in the autumn of 2012, our products have been honored with more than 150 awards by trade magazines and reviewers from all over the world. Thanks to their modular… Go To Full Article

AMD Fiji XT Pictured Some More

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In the latest picture leaked of AMD's upcoming flagship graphics card, codenamed "Fiji-XT," we get a final confirmation of the reference-design card's length, particularly its short PCB. Since this card uses a factory-fitted AIO liquid cooling solution, and since the… Go To Full Article

Google is adding a 'buy' button to its shopping ads

@ 2015/05/28 read/post comments(0)
That rumor of Google adding a "buy" button to shopping ads? It's true. The company's Omid Kordestani has confirmed to Recode that this super-quick purchasing option is "imminent." He didn't describe how it would work in detail, but the leak… Go To Full Article

Android Pay's arrival means a new direction for Google Wallet

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As we suspected, you'll be hearing more about the new Android Pay setup -- announced a couple of months ago during Mobile World Congress -- during the Google I/O event this week. According to a New York Times report, Android… Go To Full Article

Oculus Rift and a VR-ready PC will cost $1,500, CEO says

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The Oculus Rift is prepared to melt your perceived reality in early 2016 -- if you have the proper PC. If not, a new, Rift-ready PC plus the headset itself should cost around $1,500, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe said today… Go To Full Article

Office Lens for Android is ready to scan your documents

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Need to quickly capture that taxi receipt, or the notes from a meeting? You can now pull out your Android phone to do it. After several weeks of testing, Microsoft has released the finished version of Office Lens for Google-powered… Go To Full Article

Recent development could lead to a future with biodegradable computer chips

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The amount of non-renewable and non-biodegradable materials that get dumped each year because people want to replace their electronic gadgets is immense—perhaps more than we can measure. To reduce waste, you can either recycle and reuse or hold off on… Go To Full Article

Pebble Time's regular pre-orders start on June 22nd

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If you missed out on Pebble Time's crowdfunding campaign and won't get one of the early units shipping today, you now have a date to mark on your calendar: Pebble has revealed that it's going to start regular pre-orders for… Go To Full Article

Flagship Intel Skylake-S Core i7-6700K CPU gets benchmarked

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As we head closer to the expect Skylake announcement date, more details about Skylake chips are starting to appear. A few weeks back we saw the first benchmarks of Intel Skylake desktop CPUs, today new benchmark results of the flagship… Go To Full Article

Motorola Quad HD smartphones with Snapdragon 808 & 810 chips headed to Verizon

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Trusted leakster Android leaks has published new details about two new Motorola smartphones that are soon headed to Verizon Wireless. These smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 808 chipsets. Both these devices were first revealed… Go To Full Article

Lenovo expands notebook lineup with the new IdeaPad 100, Z51, & Z41

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Lenovo expanded its notebook lineup today with the launch of a new IdeaPad 100 and two new Z-series notebooks at Lenovo Tech World in Beijing. The IdeaPad 100 is Lenovo’s Windows Powered answer to the number of Chromebooks available in… Go To Full Article

Jawbone sues Fitbit for 'plundering' product information

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Jawbone is suing its archrival, Fitbit, for "systematically plundering" confidential information. According to the complaint, Fitbit recruiters attempted to poach almost one-third of Jawbone's staff. Some of those employees left the company, but not ... Go To Full Article

GTX 980 SLI Testing @ LanOC Reviews

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After taking a look at the Titan X last week it really got me thinking. Currently you can pick up two GTX 980s for the price of one Titan X. That leaves me wondering how well two GTX 980s would… Go To Full Article

Creepy Chrome extension shows where FB messages come from

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Even though Facebook's mobile Messenger specifically tells you that it tracks your location data the first time you install the app (and every time you start a new conversation), most folks don't realize how often and how accurately it actually… Go To Full Article

Func MS-2 Gaming Mouse Review @HiTech Legion

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"The Func MS-2 gaming mouse was definitely something that I was able to use for long periods of gaming. I did not have any issues with how it fit my hand and the shape of the palm section contoured nicely… Go To Full Article

The top 15 gaming products you can buy

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The approach of summer might mean it's time to unfurl the Slip N Slide, but there's only so much gaming you can do while flopping around in the water. Yes, you should get outside while the weather's nice, but there… Go To Full Article

Patriot Ignite 480GB SSD Review @ Neoseeker

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Patriot returns to the solid state drive market with three products dubbed the Torch, Blaze, and Ignite which we have on our review bench today. The Ignite pairs a high performance Phison controller with slower asynchronous NAND to deliver a… Go To Full Article

The Awair helps you breathe easier by tracking air quality

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If you have allergies, you know that air quality can mean the difference between having a productive day and being a congested, sneezing pile of sadness. The Awair from Bitfinder analyzes the indoor temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, fine dust pa... Go To Full Article

Xiaomi officially launches its US and European stores in early June

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After a brief dry run, Xiaomi is just about ready to officially launch its online store in both the US and Europe. The Chinese tech firm has announced that the Mi Store will be available in the US on June… Go To Full Article

Castrol makes a driver burn rubber while wearing a VR headset

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You'd think that blinding a professional driver with a custom Oculus Rift headset as they drift around a live track would be a crazy way to promote anything. And you'd be right. But, well, Castrol really wants you to know… Go To Full Article

Noctua NH-L9x65 low-profile CPU Cooler Review

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"We have had a few Noctua coolers on the bench over the last year or so, but this low profile cooler has just been released and looks like it is making a name for itself. We have had this for… Go To Full Article

Facebook tests a new Security Checkup to keep your account safe

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Over the last few years Facebook has made a number of tweaks to make it easier to protect your account from hackers, but that doesn't mean individual users are keeping up. Since there's no point to security features if people… Go To Full Article

Apple is reportedly working on its answer to Google Now

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Apple has made some efforts to give you relevant info when you need it (such as iOS' Today screen), but it hasn't really had a response to Google Now, which brings you everything from timely directions to cheap flights. According… Go To Full Article

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