Silicon Power Superior SDXC UHS-1 64GB Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-07-28 read/post comments(0)

In this article we will look upon another speedy SDXC card from Silicon Power, with rated speeds of 85MB/s reads and 45MB/s writes and a total storage space of 64GB. The UHS-1 standard guarantees a new photographic experience in high-speed photo shooting and Full-HD video capturing. read more

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-07-28 read/post comments(0)

Corsair has developed another great product in the name of the LX 256GB SSD, which has a very accessible price point and offers very decent performances all over the board. Regarding the internal construction, we could remind the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller, 128MB of DDR3 buffer, but also 8 MLC NAND Flash chips with 32GB capacity each. read more

Gigabyte Z97X-SOC FORCE Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by leeghoofd @ 2014-07-22 read/post comments()

Gigabyte continues to release new products in their orange themed overclocking motherboard series. The first of the OC series was the immaculate X58 OC motherboard, a trimmed down on features board, however purely designed to provide the ultimate overclocking experience. Sadly the X58 OC board arrived just a tad too late on the market to become a major selling product. Nevertheless a trend was set: deliver affordable, yet customized for maximum tweaking potential motherboard series. Other brands had similar overclocking friendly boards yet retailing at far more elevated prices. The predecessor, the Z87X-OC was one of the most utilized overclocking boards during the last year according statistics expert Massman from HWBot.org. Gigabyte had to live up to its name and… read more

Synology DS414j Budget-friendly 4-bay NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-07-21 read/post comments()

Synology has updated their low-end 4-bay model with the release of the DS414j which retains the old version chassis and at its core we will find the 1.2GHz MindSpeed Comcerto dual-core ARM processor, which is paired with 512MB of RAM. As the more expensive models, DSM 5.0 is installed on the unit which adds great value and ease of use. read more

HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-07-21 read/post comments()

With the R9 280 GPU (rebadged Radeon HD 7970), HIS have released a new card which features the proven 5-heatpipe two-slot cooling system; the product comes with a mild overclock but retains a very good overclocking potential, being able to reach and even surpass cards based on the 7970 GHz Edition. The card can handle most games at Full-HD resolutions, with or without filtering, while at 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 we may often need to adjust the detail levels. read more

Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid-i Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-07-18 read/post comments()

Cooler Master has re-built the Quick Fire series with the Rapid-I model, which features fully-customizable backlighting, but also some preset catchy modes, which sport the ActivLite marketing name. More modes will be introduced in the near future via firmware flash and the tenkeyless design saves a lot of space while making the product lighter for going to LAN parties. read more
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone DS81 Review by stefan @ 2014-07-17
Others/Networking Gear TP-LINK AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router Review by stefan @ 2014-07-14
Cases & PSU/Cases SilentiumPC Aquarius X90 Mid-Tower Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-07-10
Storage/Other KingFast Encrypted USB Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-07-09
Motherboards/Intel S1150 BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE LGA1150 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-07-07

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan want to save the future of movies on film

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The movie industry has seen its share of struggles as we transition into a digital future, and likely no one has felt the pinch more than film company Kodak. The struggling outfit is getting a life-raft, though, in the form… Go To Full Article

Plextor to Show M6 Pro at Flash Memory Summit

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Plextor, a leading developer of high performance storage devices, will be attending the Flash Memory Summit, August 5-7, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Plextor will be showcasing their complete M6 line-up featuring the M6 Pro… Go To Full Article

Samsung's new UHD TV is the first to go from flat to curved on command

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Samsung's new TVs have pressed 4K and curved frames as features, but what if you want one that's only curved sometimes? That's where a bendable TV comes in, and Samsung says it will release the industry's first one on August… Go To Full Article

Understanding Graphics Cards - a Laymen's Guide

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Have you ever shopped for a graphics card before? Maybe it was your first graphics card, maybe you didn’t buy a card and decided to stick with the integrated graphics that accompanied your fancy motherboard. Maybe you went out upgraded… Go To Full Article

Sony explains what to expect tomorrow in the PlayStation Now open beta for PS4

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Sony's had limited tests of its cloud-based gaming service running for the last few months, but it's taking PlayStation Now to the next level tomorrow by letting anyone with a PS4 (that's in the continental US or southern Canada) join… Go To Full Article

Microsoft reveals Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1

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As expected, Microsoft is finally revealing all there is about Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1. Known internally as GDR1 for 'general distribution release,' this update is one of two for the 8.1 operating system in 2014. The news comes… Go To Full Article

Silent Power PC is cooled by copper foam

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TR member willyolio posted this in our forums earlier today, and I'm still not quite sure what to make of it. Those crafty Germans have designed a passively cooled desktop PC with a huge, sponge-like heatsink at the top. Go To Full Article

Enermax Aeolus Vegas Laptop Cooler Review

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Most people know Enermax because of their high quality Power Supply Units, Cases and Coolers. In this review we look at their Enermax Aeolus Vegas Laptop Cooler. It is made of brushed aluminium and plastic and is active… Go To Full Article

BitFenix Phenom Micro-ATX NVIDIA Edition

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If you are the proud owner of a NVIDIA based video card, and you are shopping for a micro-ATX case, you'll no doubt want to read this review of the BitFenix Phenom Micro-ATX. The case once again features Bitfenix's SofTouch™… Go To Full Article

BitTorrent's Bleep messenger is a secure, decentralized chat platform

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There's a distinctive sound your computer makes when an online friend is trying to get your attention. Sometimes its high pitched, other times its a low, warm tone, but regardless of your chat software, the onomatopoeia probably reads something like...… Go To Full Article

Latest Apple television rumors: not this year

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Despite years of rumors about what Apple might, could or should do to revolutionize the TV experience, the company hasn't done much beyond releasing (and occasionally updating) its Apple TV set-top box. The Information reports that engineers working... … Go To Full Article

ECS Debuts the LIVA Mini White Edition 64 GB Mini PC Kit

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Since this product was introduced in April, LIVA Mini PC Kit by Elitegroup Computer Systems, ECS, has received all the positive feedback from users as well as many awards from media globally. In order to fulfill more applications and expectations,… Go To Full Article

Tor Warns Users It Was Attacked

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If you are a Tor user, you might want to read this. On July 4 2014 we found a group of relays that we assume were trying to deanonymize users. They appear to have been targeting people who operate or… Go To Full Article

Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE (Intel LGA1150) @ techPowerUp

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Looking for a decent board to push that shiny new Pentium G3258 in an HTPC? Biostar has what you need in the Hi-Fi Z97WE, an affordable option that offers great audio and a high-level feature set you'd not expect for… Go To Full Article

Google's 64-bit Chrome browser for Windows is available in beta

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If you've wanted to try the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows 7 and 8 but have been skittish about the flakiness of very early builds, your moment has come -- Google has released a beta of its beefed-up browser.… Go To Full Article

Stanford medical students learn to operate with Google Glass

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Like their fellow future doctors down the road in Irvine, medical students at Stanford University will learn surgical methods with a hand from Google Glass. Those studying cardiothoracic techniques are set use Mountain View's high-tech spectacles to... Go To Full Article

MSI Z97S SLI Plus LGA 1150 Motherboard Review

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MSI once again brings us a solid, stable, and reliable motherboard with some great overclocking and positions it in the multi-GPU category. Usually when we see marketing moves like this we think of $200, $300, or even $400 motherboards. This… Go To Full Article

Modbook will let you convert your Retina MacBook Pro to a tablet for $1,999

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Modbook, the company behind those aftermarket Apple tablets, just launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest product, the Modbook Pro X. After paying a pre-order price of $1,999 today, backers will be able to convert their own Retina MacBook Pros...… Go To Full Article

Microsoft details Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

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Update 1 will arrive later this year with features like folders on the Start screen and support for using Cortana in more countries. Microsoft started rolling out the Windows Phone 8.1 update to devices very recently, and the company is… Go To Full Article

ARM-based Opteron now available in $2,999 developer kit

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Seattle, AMD's first ARM-based CPU, is now available in a developer kit. The kit is based on an Opteron A1100-series chip with quad Cortex-A57 cores. The 64-bit chip is nestled in a microATX motherboard loaded with dual DDR3 memory slots,… Go To Full Article

MAINGEAR Launches the SPARK Small Form Factor Gaming PC

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MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, and workstations has launched their perfect living room PC solution with the new SPARK, winner of Popular Science Product of the Future award, CES 2014. Packed with performance and energy… Go To Full Article

Samsung is thinking of making round smartwatches, too

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Motorola might not be the only company making a smartwatch with a circular display in the near future. Samsung has filed for a trio of US design patents for smartwatches that are much more rounded than squarish devices like the… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Introduces the Integra M Series Power Supplies

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Fractal Design is proud to announce the new Modular generation of the award winning Integra PSU. Fractal Design Integra M Series power supply units feature excellent electrical performance, including 80PLUS Bronze certified efficiency. The modular flat cable… Go To Full Article

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact photographed again

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A fresh Sony Xperia Z3 Compact-centric report has emerged out of Asia, clashing with earlier stories that claimed the upcoming compressed flagship will rehash most of Z1 Compact’s hardware instead of noticeably upping the ante. A lot of disbelief has… Go To Full Article

Sony rejected EA Access for the PS4 because it's not worth the money

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EA revealed its new Access subscription service for the Xbox One yesterday, which lets you play a bunch of EA titles, take advantage of discounts and get upcoming games early in exchange for a small monthly (or yearly) fee. While… Go To Full Article

Airport Installs World's First Real-Time Passenger Tracking System

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First it was stores at the mall tracking your cell phones, now airports are doing it. I wouldn't be surprised if the government started snooping on our cell phones next. Oh...wait...nevermind Equipped with tracking technology from the Finland-based retail analytics… Go To Full Article

AMD Opteron 64-Bit ARM-Based Developer Kits Now Available

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AMD today announced the immediate availability of the AMD Opteron A1100-Series developer kit, which features AMD's first 64-bit ARM-based processor, codenamed "Seattle." AMD is the first company to provide a standard ARM Cortex-A57-based server platform for software developers and integrators.… Go To Full Article

Aorus Thunder M7 MMO Gaming Mouse and Thunder P3 Gaming Mouse Pad Review @HTL

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"The Aorus Thunder M7 MMO Gaming Mouse and Aorus Thunder P3 Gaming Mouse Pad have been designed not just to help you win the game, but with the focus placed on functionality, customization, and being the right choice of peripherals… Go To Full Article

Tt eSports Level 10 M Gaming Headset Review

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Today we are taking a look at Tt eSPORTS' high-end gaming headset, the Level 10 M. With aluminum construction throughout the frame, an adjustable, locking headband, detachable, bi-lateral cable, and folding noise-canceling microphone this gaming headset seems to have a… Go To Full Article

Movidius wants to change the way your smartphone sees the world

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Despite the promise of Google's Movidius-equipped Project Tango, there are still no depth-sensing, SLR-stomping smartphones on the market. But Movidius thinks that could change soon, thanks to its brand new chip: the Myriad 2 vision processor unit... Go To Full Article

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