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 Launches Three Value Notebooks At Tech World

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
Today Lenovo is holding their Tech World conference in Beijing, and as part of the festivities they are announcing three laptops for those on a tight budget. The Lenovo ideapad 100 is a 14 or 15-inch laptop which starts at… Go To Full Article

Motion-sensing 'PomPom Mirror' recreates your likeness in fur

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
If you're tired of your ugly mug staring back from across the bathroom sink every morning, just install this furry silhouetting mirror from New York-based artist Daniel Rozin. He built it for the Descent With Modification exhibit at NYC's bitforms… Go To Full Article

Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Review at HardwareHeaven

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
"A new twist on their old idea..." Go To Full Article

Thieves steal tax data for 100,000 from an IRS website

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
You might need to keep a closer eye than usual on your tax-related info. The Internal Revenue Service is warning that intruders stole tax data for 100,000 people between February and May by taking advantage of a flaw in the… Go To Full Article

Cortana Going Cross Platform

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
Microsoft unveiled Cortana back in Windows Phone 8.1, and their version of the digital assistant is going to be integral to Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser. Today Joe Belfiore revealed that Cortana is going to be the next… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Selects Dolby Audio for Windows 10

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Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation announced today that Dolby Audio is selected to be a part of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and will be natively supported by the new Microsoft Edge browser for the playback of web-based… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Partners With 18 More Vendors To Pre-Install Apps On Android Tablets

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Today Microsoft announced partnerships with 18 device manufacturers to pre-install apps such as Office, OneDrive, and Skype on future Android tablets. Microsoft already has existing deals in place with companies like Dell, Samsung, and Pegatron, and we've seen the results… Go To Full Article

Deepcool Tristellar @ techPowerUp

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
In 100 years we will look back at our meager existence and when someone quietly asks the question "how did Skynet get started?", the answer could very well go like this: "Once, there was this chassis, the Tristellar...". Deepcool has… Go To Full Article

Marvel's universe gets a dedicated search engine for comic queries

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Since Marvel opened up its API to developers, creative types are able to leverage the company's massive comic library for apps and the like. One dev, Filix Mogilevsky, took it upon himself to create a search engine for the collection… Go To Full Article

NASA picks the scientific tools it'll use to study Europa

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NASA is convinced that Jupiter's moon Europa is worth visiting, and for good reason: its icy surface could be hiding a giant ocean friendly to life. The agency is going to need the right equipment if it's going to verify… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's apps will ship with Android tablets from LG and Sony

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
If you thought Microsoft's app deal with Samsung was surprising... well, that's just the tip of the iceberg. The Windows maker has reached agreements to bundle its apps and services on Android tablets from 20 companies. Most of these firms… Go To Full Article

Google to create 'universal access for people with disabilities'

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One billion people worldwide live with a physical or developmental disability. And for those in developing nations, many of these disabilities dictate a life of social and economic marginalization. But Google's doing something about it. The company a... Go To Full Article

Fire breaks out at Apple facility in Arizona

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An Apple building in Arizona is on fire, and a live stream from local news station ABC 15 shows crews on site, as well as a burning roof full of scorched solar panels. Based on the location, it appears to… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Edge Gains SIMD Support, Dolby Audio, And More

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Microsoft is pushing their new Edge browser (formerly Project Spartan) as the replacement for Internet Explorer 11. Back on May 5th, Microsoft opened up the Microsoft Edge Dev Blog and ever since then they have been bringing to light a… Go To Full Article

Time-traveling detective game 'D4' hits PC on June 5th

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is a wonderfully strange detective game with a twist: There's a bullet lodged in your skull that allows you to touch certain objects and travel back in their timelines, to places and events pivotal to… Go To Full Article

Overclockers UK Infin8 Nebula Custom Watercooled Gaming PC

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
UK etailer Overclockers UK have been selling components for a long time, but they also create a wealth of systems … to suit every bank balance. Today we are taking a look at one of their more expensive systems –… Go To Full Article

Facebook tests critic reviews in your restaurant searches

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
Ever had a Facebook friend rave about a restaurant, only to find out that it leaves your own tastebuds underwhelmed? Facebook might just come to your rescue. It's experimenting with a feature that adds critic reviews to certain restaurant pages… Go To Full Article

Be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU Cooler Review

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We are looking at a new CPU Cooler Be Quiet. It is the Be quiet! Dark Rock TF. The CPU Cooler is equipped with 6 heat pipes, packed with thin aluminium fins, weighs 810 g and … Go To Full Article

The US Air Force hopes to recruit you with a virtual reality game

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
The US Air Force has an interesting dilemma: how do you convey the thrill of flying a fighter jet to potential recruits without taking them on a very expensive trip? Virtual reality, apparently. The military branch is teaming up with… Go To Full Article

BeQuiet Dark Rock TF Heatsink Review

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"On the test bench today we have BeQuiet's Dark Rock TF heatsink - a top-down dual tower heatsink which features a pair of BeQuiet SilentWings fans and stands 130mm tall. The Dark Rock TF heatsink is built around six 6mm… Go To Full Article

Here's how Apple's Force Touch might work on the next iPhone

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We've been hearing for months that Apple's upcoming iPhone models will be force-sensitive, just like the Apple Watch and its newer MacBook trackpads. Now we have an idea of how the company's "Force Touch" technology -- which enables pressure sensitiv... Go To Full Article

LG and Huawei are reportedly making Google's Nexus phones this year

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If you were disappointed that your only choice for a new, official Google phone last year was the gargantuan Nexus 6, you'll be glad to hear that 2015 could be very different. Android Police sources have elaborated on previous rumors… Go To Full Article

Here's our discussion and first impressions of the Asus ZenFone 2

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
Asus' officially introduced its ZenFone 2 last week, and we have one in hand to test. The ZenFone 2 is an impressive device for under $200, with a quad-core Intel processor, a very nice 5.5" IPS panel, and Android Lollipop.… Go To Full Article

UK government puts PCs at risk

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
The UK government has decided not to renew a service agreement with Microsoft for continuing support of Windows XP computers and that means thousands of machines will be vulnerable to hacking. According to the Guardian, last year… Go To Full Article

Scientists create single molecule diode

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Scientists at Columbia University said they have come up with a design for a single molecule diode and have also devised molecular diodes that perform 50 times better. Under the direction of Latha Venkataraman, an associate professor… Go To Full Article

ASUS to unveil stylish ZenPad at Computex next week

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It's Computex next week, which means we'll be busy fiddling with a whole bunch of new ASUS devices. According to Ausdroid, some of these will be contributed by a new Android tablet line dubbed ZenPad, which will allegedly come in… Go To Full Article

Mobile DRAM prices flatten

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
Attempts by manufacturers to put up their prices on mobile DRAM appear to have stalled. In the first quarter, said memory watcher DRAMeXchange, mobile DRAM revenues totalled $3.576 billion which is actually a small decline compared to… Go To Full Article

'Mad Max' the game lacks the charm and detail of 'Fury Road'

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Like any Mad Max fan thrilled by the film Fury Road, I approached Avalanche Studios' new video game translation hoping to find echoes of the film's anarchic spirit. And while the full game may deliver -- we won't know until… Go To Full Article

ADATA XPG Z2 DDR4-3400 Overclocking Memory Breaks New Record

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ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, is honored to announce that its XPG Z2 DDR4 3400 computer memory is able to clock up to 4034MHz when used with an air-cooled msi X99A… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Clock Speeds Revealed

@ 2015/05/27 read/post comments(0)
NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card is shaping up to be the "almost Titan-X for two-thirds its price" product the company wants, out in the market. A leaked GPU-Z screenshot of the card by Korean tech-publication HardwareBattle (the… Go To Full Article

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