HIS Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-03-31 read/post comments(0)

The Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station from HIS is a real help when we are frequently on the road or even at offices if using compact laptops/ultrabooks with a low number of ports. With laptops and Windows tablets, we are able to have up to four displays on at the same time (the internal display, the second display via the tablet/laptop HDMI output, third and fourth display thanks to the dock), but also plenty of USB ports for data transfer, quick charging or connecting various peripherals. In case we lack a LAN port, the dock also provides it for us, along with an additional headphone and microphone jack. read more

Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-03-28 read/post comments()

The Stream S06 4TB variant from Silicon Power is incorporating drives from Seagate, and to be more exact the ST4000DM000 model, which is built to support the 6Gb/s SATA interface, with a spindle speed of 5900RPM. The drive is featuring four platters, 1TB each and comes with a power consumption of 7.5W in normal operation, IDLE of 5W, while the sleep mode would only require 0.75W. read more

Toshiba MG04ACA400A 4TB Enterprise HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-03-21 read/post comments()

The new MG04ACA series from Toshiba is composed from drives which are meant for enterprise, mission-critical applications, while sporting higher transfer rates and capacities. The tested sample comes with 128MB of cache and comes in two versions, depending on the applications it is needed for: with 512 sector emulation or strictly with 4K sector. Make sure to choose wisely which drive is for you and your setups in order to bypass any incompatibilities which may arise. read more

ASUSTOR AS5104T 4-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-03-17 read/post comments()

The AS5104T NAS from ASUSTOR is built upon the proven chassis solution we have found on their previous generations, with an easy readable LCD display and additional buttons for performing the initial configuration without the need of a PC or extra software. The Celeron J1900 quad-core processor at its core delivers very good transfer rates when moving data; this is paired with a 2GB SODIMM module but the memory can be upgraded up to 8GB if needed, when we are running multiple services at once. read more

KingSing T8 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-03-10 read/post comments()

Along with the Elephone G3, this is the second low-cost smartphone we are testing on MadShrimps.be and we can consider ourselves impressed that for only $99 we are receiving a product with an exterior design similar to one of the Xiaomi flagships, is equipped MTKs last year octa-core processor and is paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM. read more

Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-03-09 read/post comments()

The H1500 headset takes part of the latest Corsair Gaming series, packs dual 50mm drives and is able to emulate 7.1 surround sound thanks to the Dolby Pro Logic IIx certification. The product comes with a 3-meter cable and on it we will also find a tiny remote which allows working with the volume control or for muting the microphone. read more
Storage/NAS Thecus N4310 Soho/Home Linux NAS Server Review by stefan @ 2015-03-06
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2015-03-02
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q-GRR 16GB Memory Kit Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-03-02
Mobile/Smart Phones Xiaomi Mi4 64GB Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-02-24
Storage/Other Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-02-22

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Acer Liquid Jade Mobile Review

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Today we are looking at a smartphone from another company who aren’t best known for their mobile devices – Acer. The Acer Liquid Jade was released in July 2014 and currently retails for just £159. Featuring a 720p display and… Go To Full Article

IBM takes internet of things to the enterprise

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Space isn’t the final frontier for IBM these days – it got out of storage, printers and even PCs years ago. But just because it doesn’t do what it used to do it’s difficult to discount its… Go To Full Article

Crucial BX100 SSD Review

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Crucial has returned with the BX100 series solid state drive, featuring Micron's most affordable 16nm NAND flash components. The Crucial BX100 SSD offers excellent performance to value-driven mainstream users, and delivers enthusiast speeds at a reasonable price. Benchmark Reviews tests… Go To Full Article

Google Glass app can help socially awkward penguins speak in public

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Fear of public speaking is quite common, and chances are you either know someone who has it or you suffer from the phobia yourself. This smart glass app called Rhema, created by researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the… Go To Full Article

ADATA Launches HD710A Durable USB 3.0 External HDD for Mac

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ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the HD710A Waterproof / Dustproof / Shock-Resistant USB 3.0 External Hard Drive. ADATA's HD710A is an ultra-durable external hard drive designed especially for Macbook.… Go To Full Article

AMD Dives Deep On Asynchronous Shading

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Earlier this month at GDC, AMD introduced their VR technology toolkit, LiquidVR. LiquidVR offers game developers a collection of useful tools and technologies for adding high performance VR to games, including features to make better utilization of multiple GPUs, features… Go To Full Article

Onkyo's music player is also DAC and headphone amp for your phone

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The chatter surrounding high fidelity listening devices and services picked up over the last year or so (thanks, Neil Young), and Onkyo hopes its new 3-in-1 device will lure you to the land of high definition. The company's aluminum-wrapped DAC-HA300... Go To Full Article

MediaTek’s Helio SoCs aim for the high-end smartphone market

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MediaTek today announced its new Helio family of high-end SoCs that aim to deliver leading performance with frugal power consumption. While MediaTek enjoys a relatively decent market share in the low and mid-range smartphone SoC segment, the company has so… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 Build 10049: Meet Project Spartan

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Microsoft has released a new build to the fast ring for Windows Insiders today. When build 10041 dropped on the 18th of March, we made note that updates would not be coming at a much quicker pace. Little did we… Go To Full Article

The mother of all tech demos becomes an avant garde opera

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1968 is when it all changed. On December 9 that year, Douglas Engelbart, a computer scientist at Stanford Research Center, made a 90-minute video presentation that revolutionized the world of computers. He didn't show up on stage at the Computer… Go To Full Article

Blackview Alife S1

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Blackview Alife S1 is another interesting smartphone which will be launched in the near future. As before, the company has shared with us the product details and some photos to share with you guys, so here we go:

OcUK Ultima Finesse Blackhole Gaming PC Review

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Nvidia’s GTX 970 sits in that graphics card sweet-spot where it’s about 10-20% slower than its GTX 980 brother, but retails for only 60% of the price. It’s that alluring balance between performance and value that makes the GTX 970… Go To Full Article

LG will unveil its next flagship phone on April 28th

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LG is scheduled to drop something big on April 28th. And if the "G's" in the save the date invites (above) it sent out to the press is any indication, we can most likely expect its next G-series flagship phone.… Go To Full Article

Toyota is bringing automatic braking to lower-priced cars

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You won't have to splurge on a luxury car (or a pricey option package) just to get a vehicle that will brake by itself in a crisis. Toyota has launched a strategy that will bring automatic braking to most of… Go To Full Article

ASUS Announces ROG Sica Mouse and Whetstone Mousepads

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the ROG Sica optical gaming mouse and ROG Whetstone mouse pad. ROG Sica has an ambidextrous design and is especially ideal for fingertip grip gamers. The ROG Whetstone mouse pad features a silicone-fabric… Go To Full Article

Team Group Announces New Line of M.2 SSDs

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Team Group Inc., the world's leading memory brand has announced today the launch of our solid state drive TM4PS4/TM8PS4. This next generation high speed SSD M.2 (also known as the Next Generation Form Factor, NGFF), provides your mobile computing devices… Go To Full Article

Gmail for Android puts all your accounts in a single inbox

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Flipping between your multiple email accounts in Gmail has always been a bit of a pain, especially on mobile devices but that changes today with the release of Google's new "All Inboxes" option for Gmail's Android app. It does exactly… Go To Full Article

ASUS Launches The Transformer Book Chi

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Though the Chi series was first announced at Computex way back in June 2014, it has been a long time getting to market. ASUS is now accepting pre-orders for two models of the Chi. The T100 Chi will be the… Go To Full Article

Microsoft pushes Spartan to Windows 10 preview users

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Since the release of build 10041 for PCs we've continued to make steady progress, and as I said in the blog post with that one we’re working to bring you builds to the Fast ring faster than before. Builds last… Go To Full Article

In Win 703 @ techPowerUp

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While making a splash with unique enclosures such as the D-Frame, H-Frame or S-Frame, In Win hasn't contributed anything to the mainstream chassis market in a while. The 70X series is here to change all that, and the 703, a… Go To Full Article

Jay Z's version of Tidal is an artist-owned streaming service

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The ink on Jay Z's purchase of music streaming service Tidal isn't quite dry, but that's not stopping the musician/entrepreneur from getting a start on things. The company announced earlier today that it would offer a non-lossless option for half… Go To Full Article

Google Drive offers access to your Google+ photos

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Google isn't wasting much time acting on its promise to divvy up Google+ into individual services. As hinted earlier, an updated version Google Drive on Android, iOS and the web now offers access to your Google+ photos. The unified cloud… Go To Full Article

Creative T50 Wireless Speaker Review

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Creative is one of the oldest manufacturer of Sound Cards. Some of you may remember the good old Sound Blaster sound cards. In this review we will look at the Creative T50 Wireless Speaker set, something… Go To Full Article

[M] HIS Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station Review

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The Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station from HIS is a real help when we are frequently on the road or even at offices if using compact laptops/ultrabooks with a low number of ports. With laptops and Windows tablets, we are… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA to Launch GeForce GTX 980 Ti After Summer

@ 2015/03/30 read/post comments(0)
NVIDIA reportedly adjusted launch of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, to after Summer, 2015. The company could be using the time to let the market digest existing inventories of the GTX 980 (and avoid the repeat of slow sales on… Go To Full Article

Windows 9 rumours abound

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Software giant Microsoft has been hinting that it will make changes in Windows 9 which should satisfy those who are using Windows 7 and will not upgrade. While Windows 8 has been a disaster for Microsoft because… Go To Full Article

Doom over for PC industry says Intel

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Chipzilla is telling the world+dog that the worst is over for the personal computer industry. Intel forecast third-quarter revenue above Wall Street’s expectations. Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith told Reuters that PC sales had… Go To Full Article

Musk claims Tesla was 'misled' about demand for cars in China

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Earlier this month, we reported about Tesla cutting jobs in China after sales failed to meet expectations. Now, we're learning that there might be more to it than just over optimistic forecasting. According to Business Insider, Tesla founder, Elon Mu... Go To Full Article

Long overdue Nvidia Shield Portable sequel likely on the horizon

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Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certified, the next-gen handheld game console could land on the heels of the full-fledged 4K-enabled living room Shield sometime in the summer. An alluring, highly original albeit limited in scope and experimental in nature concept, Nvidia’s first… Go To Full Article

Nest thermostat isn't smart enough to figure out British Summer Time

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The Nest Learning Thermostat is supposed to be super-smart, automatically learning your preferences and creating custom schedules to match. Unfortunately, British Summer Time (BST) is a concept that seems to be beyond its current level of intelligenc... Go To Full Article

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