OUKITEL U10 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-08-28 read/post comments()

OUKITEL has impressed us with the release of the new U10 model, with features a 5.5’’ Full-HD JDI screen, one of the latest MTK 64-bit SoCs, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, dual-SIM capabilities but also a good Samsung 3M2 13MP CMOS sensor, which is able to produce good quality photos. The manufacturer has adopted a modern design with 2.5D curved glass while on the back we will find a super-thin metal alloy chassis so the phone does have a thickness of only 7.9mm, with the expense of a non-removable battery. The SIM tray can be ejected thanks to the included pin and supports multiple configurations: SIM+SIM or SIM+TF card for storage expansion. read more

SISWOO C55 Longbow Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-08-26 read/post comments()

With the SISWOO C55, the manufacturer has created a device for users which are in need of larger screen sizes than the previous C50 while the performance has been also upgraded with a better SoC, now housing eight cores at 1.3GHz each. The camera quality does not disappoint and reaches the impressive levels of color detail which we have also seen with the C50, only that the focus may not be spot on sometimes. The battery has also suffered a small upgrade, but since we are now dealing with a more powerful SoC and a bigger screen size which both consume quite a bit of battery resources, the tests reveal a lower usage time versus the C50. read more

Corsair Strafe Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-08-23 read/post comments()

We have reviewed quite a bit of Corsair gaming keyboards in the past and we can say that while they are a bit more expensive, the quality is top-notch and the experience is quite unique. With the Strafe, Corsair wants to introduce its premium products to more budget-conscious people, by eliminating some of the elements like the aluminum layer, the wrist rest or using a single-color LED for the Red/Brown Cherry-MX switches. The product is accompanied by the powerful CUE (Corsair Utility Engine), which offers the same levels of customization as on the more expensive variants and within it we can also update the keyboard firmware to its latest version. For added value, Corsair has also included two sets of… read more

BIOSTAR N3150NH ITX Motherboard Review

Motherboards/IntegratedCPU by stefan @ 2015-08-21 read/post comments()

By including the Celeron N3150 Braswell SoC from Intel, the BIOSTAR N3150NH board takes part of the low-end segment and we can clearly see that from the benchmarks we have ran, since the performance per core is quite low, the Celeron 3205U we have found with the Shuttle DS57U surpassing it with flying colors. The power consumption though is like one third of the mentioned Celeron and the temperatures are much lower too, the included passive heatsink remaining cool during even most stressful conditions. read more

HIS R7 370 IceQ X2 OC 2GB Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2015-08-18 read/post comments()

As we have mentioned before, the R7 370 GPU from AMD is basically one of the most refreshed components from the 300 series since we have seen it since Radeon HD 7850, then in the R7 265/270 cards and now again. While the speeds have been boosted, we have the same architecture involved which basically means that older game titles should work fine at Full-HD resolution but newer titles need to be dialed down at lower detail levels in order to reach playable FPS. read more

Tt eSPORTS BLACK V2 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-08-16 read/post comments()

During our time with the Black V2, the product seemed quite responsive and comfortable, while the extra buttons can be accessed easily when in-game. The mouse was tested in multiple game genres and here we could count League of Legends, Echo of Soul, The Talos Principle, Serious Sam BFE but also GTA V; thanks to the new AVAGO sensor, the experience was accurate and if we feel that the default DPI steps are not for us in the current game, we can easily reconfigure them from the supplied application. read more
Tradeshow & OC events Gigabyte Z170 Launch at Gamescom by leeghoofd @ 2015-08-15
Cases & PSU/Cases Fractal Design Node 202 Enclosure Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-08-13
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R9 380 IceQ X2 OC 2GB Video Card Review by stefan @ 2015-08-10
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle DS57U Barebone Review by stefan @ 2015-08-04
Storage/Other Toshiba FlashAir III Wireless SD Card Review by stefan @ 2015-08-01

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Ferrofluid 'font' produces trippy, one-of-a-kind art

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You may have seen ferrofluid (aka magnetic ink) used for clever science demonstrations in school, but it might just get a much cooler application before long. Linden Gledhill and Craig Ward have developed Fe2O3 Glyphs, wild-looking characters creat... Go To Full Article

Razer Announces Wildcat Tournament Grade Controller for Xbox One

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Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the launch of the Razer Wildcat for Xbox One, a pro-gamer-validated, tournament-grade, console controller with four multi-function buttons added to the conventional array, which allows gamers to… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GRID 2.0 Launches With Broad Industry Support

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NVIDIA today launched NVIDIA GRID 2.0 with broad industry support for its ability to deliver even the most graphics-intensive applications to any connected device virtually. Nearly a dozen Fortune 500 companies are completing trials of the NVIDIA GRID 2.0 beta.… Go To Full Article

Corsair Reveals Production Version of Bulldog DIY 4K Gaming PC

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Last June Corsair unveiled a prototype of Bulldog, a powerful gaming platform that packs the sheer performance of a full-size desktop gaming PC into a gorgeous new all-black, whisper-quiet console chassis designed for the living room. Today at PAX Prime,… Go To Full Article

MSI Launches the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning Graphics Card

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MSI is proud to officially announce the latest addition to the legendary Lightning series of graphics cards. Built to be perfect, the GeForce GTX 980Ti Lightning combines groundbreaking new technology with proven features such as TriFrozr, Torx Fan, SuperPipe and… Go To Full Article

Smoother movements help robots save a lot of energy

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Eliminating the herky-jerky movements of robots isn't just good for comforting nervous humans... it helps the robots, too. Researchers have developed smooth movement algorithms that slow the acceleration and deceleration of robots, saving as much... Go To Full Article

Netflix hopes you won't mind losing access to some big movies

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Here's hoping that you weren't bent on watching The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or World War Z on Netflix -- if so, you don't have much time to do it. Netflix has confirmed that it won't renew its longstanding movie… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

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The Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 Motherboard is based on the Intel Z170 Express chipset. It's equipped with three PCI Express x16, Dual M.2, Atheros Killer E2400 Gaming NIC and much much more. Go To Full Article

Europe doesn't properly recycle most of its electronic waste

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You probably know that you should recycle your old tech when you're done with it, but getting other people to do the same? That's quite hard, apparently. The United Nations and INTERPOL have found that only 35 percent of the… Go To Full Article

Bourne 5 Will Be About "A Post-Snowden World"

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thought the last Bourne film was okay, but it was sorely missing Matt Damon's titular character and Paul Greengrass's direction. Luckily, the sequel will be reuniting the two, and the star teases what the film might be about and where… Go To Full Article

Case leak confirms new Rose Gold color option for the iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus

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Popular smartphone case and accessories maker Spigen today confirmed that the Rose Gold color option will indeed be offered with the upcoming Apple iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Spigen has come up with a teaser for iPhone 6s… Go To Full Article

NSA wants encryption that fends off quantum computing hacks

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The National Security Agency isn't just yearning for quantum computers that can break tough encryption -- it wants encryption that can protect against quantum computers, too. Officials have begun planning a transition to "quantum resistant" encryp... Go To Full Article

Smart TV platforms have apparently much to fear from the new Apple TV’s UI

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The battle for your living room is heating up. Tech companies have become much more aggressive in the battle for space in your living room, a couple of years ago it was all about set-top boxes but now there are… Go To Full Article

Intel SSD 750 1.2TB PCIe SSD Review

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What a performace ! With the SSD 750 Series Intel has released a high-end consumer SSD which should drive tears of joy in the eyes of even the biggest hardware enthusiasts due to the x4 PCIe 3.0 NVMe connection. The… Go To Full Article

LAPD's body cameras roll out Monday, but footage won't be public

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Come Monday the Los Angeles Police Department begins its deployment of body cameras for officers. The initial rollout is limited -- only 860 of the proposed 7,000 cameras will hit the streets at first -- and the SWAT team won't… Go To Full Article

Amazon's Echo speaker plays music from multiple accounts

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Amazon's Echo speaker has been fine for playing music and audiobooks so far... unless you live in a household with more than one Amazon user, at which point it just gets messy. That won't be a problem any longer, though:… Go To Full Article

Samsung Gear S2 & Gear S2 Classis smartwatches certified by FCC

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Samsung’s upcoming smartwatches, the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 have recently been certified by the US FCC. From what we know so far, the Gear S2 will carry the SM-R720 model number while the SM-R732 will be released as… Go To Full Article

HTC Aero will be marketed as the One A9, confirms @evleaks

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Popular leakster @evleaks has revealed the final marketing name for the upcoming HTC ‘Aero’ – One A9. A recent rumor had claimed that the smartphone could be named the HTC A9, but it looks like they only got it half… Go To Full Article

iPhone 6s front panel shown off on video, larger FaceTime camera in tow

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A new video showing the front panel of the iPhone 6s has been posted online by EverythingApplesPro. The video compares a Space Gray iPhone 6s unit to the iPhone 6, and as you would expect, there aren’t really too many… Go To Full Article

ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid III-140 vga cooler @ HardwareOverclock.com

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HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. This week we have taken a look at the ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid III-140 vga cooler, tested on a Radeon R9 290X. Go To Full Article

'Mortal Kombat X' won't be coming to last-gen consoles after all

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I hope you weren't counting on playing Mortal Kombat X on your trusty previous-generation console -- you're about to be disappointed. Warner Bros. has cancelled both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the bloody brawler, claiming that neit... Go To Full Article

NASA simulates Mars mission by locking up people in a tiny dome

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A group of six people bade the rest of the world farewell on Friday to begin their year-long stay in a cramped dome on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano. The French astrobiologist, German physicist and American pilot, architect, doctor/journalist and soil... Go To Full Article

BlackBerry's Android-powered Venice phone surfaces in the wild

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BlackBerry's Android-based Venice smartphone isn't just a figment of someone's imagination... at least, if you believe Vietnamese resident Ba Minh Duc. He claims to have photos of the slider in action, complete with its hideaway QWERTY keyboard,... Go To Full Article

Microsoft prevails over an 8-year-old attempt to block its phone sales

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Remember the heady days of August 2007, when the iPhone had barely reached store shelves and the Nokia N95 was all the rage? The US International Trade Commission sure does. After reviewing an 8-year-long case, the ITC has ruled that… Go To Full Article

Tidal claims Apple prevented it from streaming a Drake performance

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It's no secret that Apple and Tidal are at each other's throats over music exclusives, but that fight might have reached a new peak. Tidal claims that Apple stopped it from streaming Drake's brief guest appearance at New Orleans' Lil… Go To Full Article

The many (surprisingly realistic) hacks of 'Mr. Robot'

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Most infosec pros agree that few Hollywood films or TV shows have gotten hacking as "right" as USA's Mr. Robot. The show's creator, Sam Esmail, told Engadget, "The hacker side of it actually was a combination of my frustration with… Go To Full Article

Otterbox Commuter Case for Samsung Galaxy S6 Review @ Technogog

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"Every phone I've owned has had an Otterbox case on it, at least those that had an Otterbox case available for it. Recently I got the Samsung Galaxy S6 Android phone and as soon as I left the AT&T store… Go To Full Article

3 lessons IBM's Watson can teach us about our brains' biases

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What can artificial intelligence teach us about human intelligence? Quite a bit, it turns out. IBM's Watson had its crowning moment back in 2011 when the cognitive computing system famously destroyed its Jeopardy champion contenders, but lately Wat... Go To Full Article

Big toys for the big kid in all of us

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Some of the toys we played with as children have grown up along with us and now they pack adult-sized fun. Memorable designs have bubbled up into lifestyle products with smarts, but most offer what we always loved them for:… Go To Full Article

The NSA can keep spying on phone call metadata through November

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The National Security Agency can keep on keeping on with the bulk collection of phone call metadata for a bit longer, sadly. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia killed an injunction that would've ended the… Go To Full Article

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