Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB Fully Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-01-21 read/post comments()

Corsair have really outdone themselves with the release of the K70 RGB keyboard, by providing near unlimited possibilities regarding the LED lighting configuration thanks to the CUE software but also a large number of customizations are available per-key. read more

HIS Multi-View USB Portable Docking Station Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-01-16 read/post comments(0)

For people constantly on-the go, the HIS Multi-View USB Portable Docking station comes to help by providing an extra HDMI port, one VGA port but also one Ethernet gigabit port, all in a single adapter; potential customers will say that by plugging this device we will lose one available USB 3.0 port, but HIS had this in mind and has also provided one extra USB 3.0 to complement the lost one. read more

BAPCo TabletMark v3 Benchmark Presentation

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-01-15 read/post comments()

The new TabletMark benchmark from BAPCo is one interesting software each hardware enthusiast should check out, which is offered free of charge and thanks to the community the database will grow consistently in order to have comparisons between lots of tablet models which are now present on the market from different manufacturers. read more

UleFone Be One Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-01-12 read/post comments(1)

The Be One model from UleFone sports a newer Android version than Kolina K100+ V6, 4.4.2 and we have promises Android 5.0 will be also available for this model. Speaking of the device performances, we are dealing with the quite familiar octa-core MTK6592, which was released after the quad-core MTK6589, none of them sporting stellar performances regarding the GPS. The MTK6592 can be found in three different versions: 1.7GHz which was the first one and we have seen it at the iOCEAN X7S and X8, the later 2.0GHz Turbo version which we have seen with the ThL 5000 and Kolina K100+ V6, but also 1.4GHz which is the lowest clocked and also has only 600MHz 3D clock. Be One comes… read more

Synology DS415play NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-01-11 read/post comments(0)

Synology presents itself with another high-quality NAS model, the DS415Play which is oriented to home users with plenty of multimedia content for playback on different devices. Thanks to the Intel solution, unsupported file formats will be converted for different devices on-the fly so they will be played without additional issues. The 1.6GHz dual-core processor is paired with a total of 1GB DDR3 (non-upgradable) and the manufacturer is still using the proven 4-bay plastic chassis which we have seen with the DS412+. read more

TP-LINK Archer C8 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2015-01-07 read/post comments()

Sporting a new shape, the TP-LINK Archer C8 is built with the latest wireless frequency standards in mind, has USB ports for connecting both storage and printers, allows guest clients to connect with different security levels and the transfer speeds are quite good. read more
Audio/Others SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2015-01-05
Mobile/Smart Phones Kolína K100 + V6 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-01-02
Others/Mice & Keyboards Razer Chroma Set Review by stefan @ 2014-12-31
Mobile/Smart Phones Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2014-12-27
Storage/Other Silicon Power Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-12-19

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Samsung-made chips tipped to power the majority of Apple's next iPhone

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Samsung will reportedly power the majority of the next-generation iPhone according to Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper. The report says that the Korean company will claim 75 percent of processor chip production for Apple's next smartphone: Samsung on... Go To Full Article

Man lists his Tesla Model S as an $85-a-night Airbnb room

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If someone tells you he's been sleeping in a car, you'd most likely think he's either traveling on a budget or going through a rough patch. And, you know what? Either answer's probably true -- unless he meant he's been… Go To Full Article

Apple Readies Fix for Thunderstrike Bootkit Exploit

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Apple is reported to be addressing the Thunderstrike bootkit exploit as reported by Google earlier this week. A patch has been spotted in the next version of Yosemite (OS X 10.10.2) as a beta, usually signaling that the fix is… Go To Full Article

Alleged HTC One M9 camera samples leak

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The images were taken at 16-megapixel resolution on an HTC device. Like the One M8 last year, HTC seems to be having a hard time keeping its newest flagship under wraps. We’ve seen the HTC One M9 in a couple… Go To Full Article

Here's what our readers think of the Moto X (2014)

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In his review of the second-generation Moto X last September, our Senior Mobile Editor Chris Velazco called it "a huge step forward from last year's model." He complimented the seamless feel of the edges and thought its improved OLED screen… Go To Full Article

Apple's home automation tech reportedly won't hit devices until spring

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We hope you weren't in a big rush to outfit your household with devices that use Apple's HomeKit automation technology -- you may be waiting a little while. Recode tipsters claim that Apple started certifying HomeKit gear later than it… Go To Full Article

Carnival's floating IMAX theater is the cruise line's version of sunblock

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Not to be outdone by Dolby opening its own large-format theater, the folks at IMAX are putting one of their massive screens on a cruise ship. Yes. Really. IMAX says that not only is this an industry first, but that… Go To Full Article

Internet Explorer Project Spartan Shows Large Performance Gains

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With the release of build 9926 of Windows 10, I have had some time to get to know the new build. One of the things discussed at the Windows 10 event in Redmond was an update to the browser, codenamed… Go To Full Article

Google Fiber is (possibly) heading to North Carolina

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North Carolina residents might soon see Google Fiber vans driving down the streets. According to several publications, Mountain View has invited local Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham officials to a super secret "Save the Date" event on Wednesday, Januar... Go To Full Article

Microsoft Announces Office 2016, Coming 3Q15

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With all of the hoopla surrounding Microsoft's announcements on Thursday mainly concerning Windows 10 and its surprise introduction of HoloLens, the announcement of the latest in the long line of Microsoft flagship cash cow software was lost in the hustle… Go To Full Article

The claim process for Sony's $15 million PSN breach lawsuit starts now

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Been waiting for Sony to start dishing out the $15 million in restitution for the 2011 breach that took its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services down back in 2011? Well, thanks to the outfit putting a claim form online, now… Go To Full Article

Nvidia admits, explains GeForce GTX 970 memory allocation issue

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We've been tracking an issue with GeForce GTX 970 memory use for a little while now, most notably via this thread in our forums. Some GeForce GTX 970 owners have noticed unusual behavior from these cards compared to the GTX… Go To Full Article

Google explains why it's not fixing web security in old Android phones

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You might not be happy that Google isn't fixing a web security flaw in your older Android phone, but the search giant now says that it has some good reasons for holding off. As the company's Adrian Ludwig explains, it's… Go To Full Article

'Doom' designer John Romero tells you all about the game while playing it

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Most Blu-rays and DVDs these days come with filmmaker commentary tracks, but it isn't too often you get to hear a game developer give play-by-play while running through something they created. That's the thrust behind the latest episodes of Double… Go To Full Article

Apple hopes to introduce P2P sharing

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Apple has a new patent which will allow you to distribute music between friends and family, but also may restrict which devices you can play the files on. Apple has just obtained a new patent which may come to change… Go To Full Article

'The Interview' is available for viewing on Netflix

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As promised, the movie Kim Jong Un preferred you didn't see is now available if you have a Netflix subscription (and an account in US or Canada). Whether or not watching The Interview is a good idea is still a… Go To Full Article

GeForce GTX 970 Design Flaw Caps Video Memory Usage to 3.3 GB: Report

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It may be the most popular performance-segment graphics card of the season, and offer unreal levels of performance for its $329.99 price, but the GeForce GTX 970 suffers from a design flaw, according to an investigation by power-users. GPU memory… Go To Full Article

SpaceX and Air Force make peace, more rocket launches now up for grabs

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SpaceX and the US Air Force have reached an agreement regarding a lawsuit filed by the former, but really, it's more of a victory for Elon Musk's company. What lawsuit, you ask? It's the one the commercial space company filed… Go To Full Article

Oculus gives Sundance attendees a literal bird's-eye view

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"People dream about flying." That's what Max Rheiner, creator of Birdly, a virtual reality experience that lets you feel what it's like to fly as a bird from a first-person perspective, said about the inspiration for his project. Rheiner, who's… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 January Build Available For Download

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On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled the upcoming changes to Windows 10. They said that a new build, including many of the announced features (but not everything) would be available within a week. Well, a mere two days later the build is… Go To Full Article

Google reveals Mac security holes before Apple's fix is ready

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Microsoft isn't the only big tech firm grappling with surprise security flaw disclosures these days. Google's Project Zero security unit revealed at least two unpatched vulnerabilities in OS X (Yosemite appears to have mitigated a third) that theoret... … Go To Full Article

Apple lets China examine iOS code to assuage spying fears

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China spent the bulk of 2014 throwing shade at American technology companies, saying that the NSA was using Windows 8, IBM servers and iPhones for espionage. It appears that Tim Cook is bored of the abuse, and is prepared to… Go To Full Article

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 preview with Cortana and Continuum in tow

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We spent a decent chunk of our Wednesday getting a load of what Microsoft's added to Windows 10 since the last time we saw it, and now the bravest among you can take (most of) that new stuff for a… Go To Full Article

Apacer exec sees 256GB SSDs falling below $70 this year

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Solid-state drives will get a whole lot cheaper in the second half of this year. That's according to CK Chang, General Manager at Taiwanese digital storage firm Apacer. Speaking to DigiTimes this week, Chang said he expects 256GB SSDs to… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 brings Maxwell to the masses with its $199 price tag

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NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960 graphics card is finally official. The mid-range card is quite an impressive beast and offer fantastic value for money to gamers looking for a capable GPU in a budget that allows them to play games in… Go To Full Article

Your Lumia is probably getting Windows 10

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Microsoft promised Windows Phone users a free upgrade to Windows 10 at its event earlier this week, but it turns out not all phones will be getting the update. Through its Lumia Conversations blog, the company clarifies "not every phone… Go To Full Article

Do you want a virtual assistant on your desktop?

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Microsoft showed off a number of new features from its upcoming Windows 10 yesterday. It brings support for things like universal apps, a new and improved web browser, potentially free upgrades, cross-platform gaming and more. One of the more interes...… Go To Full Article

Snapchat could be the new home of non-destructive journalism

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Back in August, Snapchat introduced the Story feature, allowing users to contribute snaps to a live feed for major events like the World Cup. That same month, details of the ephemeral sharing service's news and ad plans feeds also surfaced.… Go To Full Article

Haswell CPU and Radeon graphics team up in ASRock's VisionX mini PC

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ASRock has beefed up its line of mini PCs with a new VisionX Series that combines Haswell horsepower with Radeon graphics. The 7.9" x 7.9" x 2.8" systems are available with a range of mobile CPUs capped by the Core… Go To Full Article

US rules China, Taiwan dumping solar panels

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Trade protection organisation the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has confirmed that Chinese and Taiwanese manufacturers of photo voltaic products are dumping them. Both anti-dumping and countervailing duties will be levied on imports to the USA from China, while anti-dumping… Go To Full Article

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