Silicon Power Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-12-19 read/post comments(0)

The Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive from Silicon Power has given us a pretty good impression regarding the transfer speeds and by using sandblasted zinc alloy and plastic, the overall look is quite professional. read more

AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-12-16 read/post comments(0)

The R7 240 AMD-Branded SSD succeeds to perform really well and positions itself along with the latest Vertex 460 and Vector 150 drives from OCZ; the product succeeds to render very good write speeds and it comes in 7mm format, which makes it compatible with the latest ultrabooks. AMD has extended the warranty to 4 years and for added value we are also getting the Acronis proven drive cloning software for easy migration. read more

E-CEROS Revolution 2 Tablet Review

Mobile/Tablets by stefan @ 2014-12-11 read/post comments(0)

The tablet from the E-CEROS Chinese OEM has really impressed us in terms of performance; Revolution 2 is the successor of the original Revolution tablet which was launched last year and packs a gorgeous IPS 2048x1536 9.7’’ display and in some way it has some resemblances with the Apple products. read more

Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2014-12-10 read/post comments(0)

Do not be deceived by the mousy look of the retro Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth retro alarm clock; thanks to the dual drivers, it is able to produce decent quality sound without distortions and at pretty high volumes. The bass is a little on the low side which is perfectly understandable but considering the overall size of the device, we cannot consider this as a negative point. read more

Fractal Kelvin T12 AIO Watercooling Kit Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2014-12-05 read/post comments(0)

Fractal already revealed its upcoming Kelvin water cooling series at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover; at Computex we saw the same prototypes again. Back than the launch date was foreseen for mid-summer. Now on the 9th of December 2014 it is D-day for the new breed of All In One water cooling setups. Fractal proudly announces three AIO models today: the 120mm radiator T12 Kelvin, the S24 being the 240 radiator version and the flagship S36 will be the triple fan version. Today we have a look at the smallest version, the Kelvin T12; this might be together with the S24 the most enclosure compatible version as not all PC cases support a big 360 radiator. It must be said the… read more

ECS Z97I-DRONE Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by stefan @ 2014-12-03 read/post comments(0)

ECS does not disappoint with the release of the cheap ECS Z97I-Drone which allows installation of a powerful Haswell processor which can be paired with RAM up to 16GB and eventually a potent VGA card inside the provided PCI Express x16 slot; be warned however that using a beefy CPU cooler will likely cover the PCI-Express slot completely so we would recommend either sticking with the stock Intel cooler or adopting an all-in-one water cooling solution, which is so accessible these days. read more
Tradeshow & OC events ASUS OPEN OVERCLOCKING CUP 2014 by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-30
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-653 Pro SMB NAS Review by stefan @ 2014-11-29
Storage/HDD Silicon Power Armor Series A30 USB 3.0 2TB Portable HDD Review by stefan @ 2014-11-25
Others/Mice & Keyboards Func MS-2 Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2014-11-24
Memory Corsair DDR4 16GB Vengeance LPX 2800C16 Memory Kit Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-18

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

AMD to Power Next-Generation NES

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Nintendo is working on a next-generation gaming console to succeed even the fairly recent Wii U. The company is reacting to the plummeting competitiveness of its current console to the likes of PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Reports suggest… Go To Full Article

Quantum physics theory is easier to understand than you think

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Wrapping your head around quantum physics is tricky, no matter how well-educated you are -- if it were easy, there wouldn't be problems making quantum computers. However, researchers at the National University of Singapore believe they've found a way...… Go To Full Article

EVGA Announces Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply

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EVGA announced its new flagship power supply, the Supernova 1600 T2. Game for just about any enthusiast PC configuration you can think of, this 1,600-Watt power supply features 80 Plus Titanium efficiency rating, with over 94 percent typical switching efficiency… Go To Full Article

MSI Announces Z97I Gaming ACK Motherboard

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MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, announces the true mini-ITX gaming solution, featuring ACK powered by Killer DoubleShot Pro, M.2 connectivity and a whole new gaming oriented PCB design. Gamers around the world looking for a powerful small-sized gaming machine… Go To Full Article

SanDisk 64GB Ultra PLUS and Extreme SD @ PureOverclock

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“SanDisk is a flash memory giant, needing no introduction. The latest in the SanDisk SD lineup are the 64GB Ultra PLUS and Extreme cards, targeting different consumers who have varying speed needs. And with very attractive price tags, these little… Go To Full Article

Assassin's Creed Unity Performance and Overview @HiTech Legion

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"The newest rendition of Assassin's Creed is titled Unity and was designed in partnership with NVIDIA GameWorks. With this partnership Assassin's Creed implements technologies to improve graphics qualities. These include HBAO+, Advanced Soft Shadows, TXAA, additionally GameWorks has "Plug-and-Play" Tessellation… Go To Full Article

Kingston Savage 8Gb 2133Mhz Memory Kit Review at Modders-Inc

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Memory is by far the single most produced hardware component (Powers Supply Unit come in at a very close second.) that goes into your computer in the PC Industry to date. It's no wonder that when it comes to choosing… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy J1 to be a low-end device with a 64-bit CPU and LTE connectivity

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The Galaxy J1 could be the Korean manufacturer’s answer to fierce competition in the budget smartphone market. Following the Galaxy A and E series of smartphones, Samsung is reportedly working on the Galaxy J lineup to take on the low-end… Go To Full Article

Screenshots and video show Android 5.0.1 Lollipop running on the HTC One M8

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The screenshots show HTC’s Sense UI with numerous touches of Google’s new Material Design. It looks like HTC might take its current flagship phone, the HTC One M8, directly to Android 5.0.1 once it starts updating the device early next… Go To Full Article

Samsung's super-wide curved monitor makes your PC extra trendy

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If both ultra-widescreen and curved computer monitors are all the rage these days, then Samsung's new SE790C display is supremely fashionable. The 34-inch, 3,440 x 1,440 LCD has both a super-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and a gentle arc, combining two… Go To Full Article

Obama doesn't believe the Sony hack was an act of war

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If you were worried that the US government would see the Sony Pictures hack as grievous enough to prompt a larger conflict with North Korea, you can relax. President Obama tells CNN that he doesn't see the digital assault as… Go To Full Article

MSI GT80 Titan Gaming Laptop Sneak Peak

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Next year MSI officially release their 'state of the art' GT80 Titan Gaming laptop. This machine is loaded with the highest spec hardware and for the first time ever - a few mechanical gaming keyboard. MSI loaned us their one… Go To Full Article

ASUS ROG Striker Platinum GTX 760 Review

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We are looking at a new GeForce GTX 760 card from ASUS. It's the ASUS ROG Striker Platinum GTX 760. It uses a custom designed cooler with 0 dB Silent Gaming and is overclocked out of… Go To Full Article

Surface Pro 3 Review: Microsoft Proves It's Third Time Lucky

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It's still a shocker that Microsoft has hit on a winner with its Surface Pro 3. Microsoft has always had a reputation for being last to the dance and this is no different except in one major area: It clicked.… Go To Full Article

How to Add More Storage to Your PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Wii U

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Consoles have come a long way from cartridges. Today, they’re practically just gaming PCs and include built-in storage for save files, game updates, and digital-download games. Go To Full Article

Thermaltake TPG-1200F Toughpower Grand 1200W Power Supply Video Review

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"True to the Toughpower Grand line, the Thermaltake TPG-1200F is super a sexy power supply that performs! It's 100% modular, has a quiet 140mm fan and comes with a 7 year warranty. What else could you ask for in a… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi Redmi 2S specifications and pictures leak

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The Redmi 2S is expected to feature the same great feature to price ratio as its predecessor. The Redmi 1S has been a major success in markets like China (where it sold as the Hongmi 1S) and India, thanks to… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Lumia 1330 rumored with 14MP and 5MP rear and front cameras

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The Lumia 1330 could be the first Lumia phablet to be released under the Microsoft brand. For those looking for a cheap phablet in the Windows Phone lineup, the Lumia 1320 is currently the only option for consumers, with the… Go To Full Article

Google starts rolling out Android 5.0.2 update to Nexus devices

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The original Nexus 7 is the first device to receive the second minor Lollipop update. With Android 5.0 one of the biggest updates Android has ever received, it’s only natural that it has considerably more bugs and issues than previous… Go To Full Article

Chromebooks are getting always-on 'OK, Google' voice search

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Google is ready to up the level of Chromebook voice control, judging by a new, experimental release. According to François Beaufort, you can now say "OK, Google" to activate voice search on your Chrome OS notebook anytime the screen is… Go To Full Article

Sims 4 to Get Game Pack in January

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The developers of the Sims announced on their website Friday that the Sims 4 will getting its first game pack entitled The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat in January. With a Game Pack, gamers will get new clothes, objects, and gameplay… Go To Full Article

North Korea denies attacking Sony, offers to help investigate

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North Korea has ratcheted the absurdity level of the Sony hack up a notch by again pleading its innocence and even offering to help find the real perpetrators. It's so anxious to "help" that it used some particularly bellicose language… Go To Full Article

Google needs partners to actually build its self-driving car

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Apparently Google's sufficiently kickstarted pursuits into autonomous driving, and is ready for some help with its own driverless cars. As the leader of the project told The Wall Street Journal, the folks in Mountain View aren't looking to replicate ... Go To Full Article

Microsoft apologizes for broken 'Halo' multiplayer with more (free) 'Halo'

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You know Halo: The Master Chief Collection's multiplayer has been, well, problematic since launch despite numerous patches. We know it and Microsoft does, too. And that's why it's making it up to everyone who's played it with freebies. What're those?... Go To Full Article

Tt eSPORTS Talon Blu Gaming Mouse Review @ Neoseeker

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We have the Tt eSPORTS Talon Blu gaming mouse under our review spotlight today. The Talon Blu is designed for gaming as well as daily usage at just under $20, yet still comes with bells and whistles like a blue… Go To Full Article

Flaw Discovered That Let's Anyone Listen To Your Cell Calls

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Pretty soon we are all going to have to wrap ourselves completely in tinfoil to avoid being spied on. Well, that is if you aren't doing that already. German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and… Go To Full Article

Tesla's first Model S battery swap station opens next week

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Tesla's automated battery swap stations that boost cars with a fully charged power pack instead of a slow charge are finally becoming a reality. First shown off over a year ago, the company announced today that it's ready to start… Go To Full Article

Why North Korea's Sony hack made 'The Interview' required viewing

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Congratulations, Guardians of Peace (and North Korea!) -- you've successfully prevented a "dangerous" Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy from getting released. But guess what? You've also made The Interview, which appeared to be just another slacker come... Go To Full Article

What to get when you want high-tech grooming

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It's that time of year again! You know, the one when you have to hand over your hard-earned cash or dole out the credit card digits to get the loved ones in your life a little something celebratory. Lucky you,… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA 347.09 Beta Drivers Available

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After the last 344.75 NVIDIA driver update, I thought maybe we might not get any more updates until the New Year. Certainly I wasn't expecting to move from the R343 category of drivers to R346, but today NVIDIA has done… Go To Full Article

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