KingFast 256GB F9 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2015-10-05 read/post comments()

The F9 256GB is another low-cost SSD product from KingFast, which pairs the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller with Micron NAND MT29E1T08CUCBBH8-10:B and the cache is assured by the Samsung K4W2G1646E-BC11 DDR3 RAM (256MB). This model is able to follow the read performances of the Crucial BX100 250GB we have reviewed earlier, but falls behind in terms of writes. read more

Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-09-30 read/post comments()

With the VOID Wireless, we are getting quite a bit of improvements regarding product comfort, LED lighting system and software configuration. Corsair has added the RGB system for extra eye candy, but we have found more useful the two LEDs near the MIC which light up in order to signal different product statuses. The two 50mm drivers are able to deliver good gaming-grade quality sound and we found the microphone fidelity about the same as on the Vengeance 2100 and this is not a bad thing since that one impressed us positively too. read more

ROCCAT Nyth Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-09-29 read/post comments()

ROCCAT Nyth is like a breath of fresh air in the already crowded gaming mice market which sports quite a modular design with replaceable right side panel, no less than four different sets of buttons, a smooth durable plastic texture, catchy LED light effects and a comfortable shape for lengthy gaming sessions. Considering that we are getting plenty of accessories, ROCCAT saw fit to also include a carry case and the software available for the Nyth is one of the most advanced we have seen to date, which maintains the feature we did like in the previous revisions, the audio feedback. read more

B2C Telecom Premium Custom Bookstyle Case for iPhone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by jmke @ 2015-09-28 read/post comments(0)

Today we take a look at the at product from B2C, they offer custom printed bookstyle cases for popular smartphones. We design a colorful Madshrimps case and take an iPhone for a spin.  read more

BIOSTAR GAMING Z170X Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1151 by stefan @ 2015-09-24 read/post comments()

The Gaming Z170X motherboard from Biostar was built on the strong foundation Z97X had and features plenty of expansion possibilities, including the new USB 3.1 Type-C port, no less than three M.2 slots, two which are hidden under the plastic shroud and one visible, plenty of SATA-Express and SATA ports, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots for enabling tri-Crossfire support, the Realtek ALC898 8-channel CODEC, dual-LAN (Intel and Killer NIC) and more. We also have a set of touch-sensitive buttons which include BCLK and multiplier modifier on-the-fly, 8-phase VRM for the CPU and DDR4 memory support up to 4000MHz in UEFI. read more

MEIZU M2 Note 4G LTE Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-09-21 read/post comments()

The mainstream offering from Meizu has impressed us plenty as the MX4 did in the past; despite the low cost price ($159.59 at GearBest at the current time of review), we are offered a very good 4G smartphone with dual-nanoSIM capabilities, a sleek rounded polycarbonate body, small screen bezels for keeping the size to a minimum, a dual function Home button, good quality cameras, a mainstream 64-bit octa-core SoC from MTK and a potent battery for more than enough standby times. read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Live from Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Lumia event!

@ 2015/10/07 read/post comments(0)
Hello! We hope you're not sick of big keynotes, because Microsoft is about to kick off a press event in New York, and if that invite up there is any indication, some shiny new hardware is in order. If nothing… Go To Full Article

Amazon-owned Twitch finally overhauls its Fire TV app

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You'd think that since Amazon owns Twitch, Fire TV devices would be the lead platform for its apps but that isn't the case. However, the latest update for the streaming service favored by gamers on Bezos' set-top box is pretty… Go To Full Article

Sony lists devices eligible for Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

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The Xperia Z1 lineup is a notable omission from the list. Sony has officially announced a list of devices that will be getting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, in just over a week after the latest version of the OS… Go To Full Article

Razer Music is a content sharing and creation portal for musicians

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Ever notice that conspicuous green glow radiating off of Deadmau5's desk during his Twitch streams? There's a reason for that. It turns out the artist has been working with Razer to help launch a new music service -- one tailored… Go To Full Article

WageSpot app wants you to see the salaries of everyone around

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If you're on the hunt for a job, chances are good that getting a decent raise is part of your plan. Or at the very least, it's worth doing some research to figure out what others doing similar work are… Go To Full Article

Nintendo launched a multiplayer web portal for Splatoon stats

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How do you get your Splatoon fix when you're away from your Wii U? With SplatNet -- the game's newly christened web portal, of course. Okay, it's not actually that new: Japanese players have had access to the website for… Go To Full Article

Apple goes open source to save cash

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Fruity Cargo Cult Apple has decided that it needs to save money and to do that the best way is to knife its proprietary server virtualization software provider VMware. Apple was using VMware ESXi to run its… Go To Full Article

Sony's lucrative image sensor division is now a separate company

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Sony is transforming one of its most successful businesses, image sensors, into a brand new company called Sony Semiconductor Solutions. All of its chips will be produced under the new company, but Sony said in a statement that "image sensors… Go To Full Article

be quiet! Silent Base 600 Window Review

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Well, today be quiet! are back with yet another addition to the Silent Base series. The Silent Base 600 Window is a condensed version of its bigger brother the SB 800. Although smaller in size, SB 600 still packs in… Go To Full Article

Apple fixes 'app slicing' iCloud bug for latest iOS 9 update

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The iOS platform's "App Thinning" feature is now available, and you'll be able to download leaner, smaller apps if you've already installed iOS 9.0.2. App Thinning or "app slicing" allows you to download only the parts of an app needed… Go To Full Article

Amazon expands one-hour Prime Now deliveries in London

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When Amazon first brought Prime Now deliveries to the UK, only a select number of London postcodes were covered by the service. In three months, the company has expanded to Birmingham, foreshadowing the launch of Amazon Fresh, but now it's… Go To Full Article

YouTube gives its iOS app a new look and in-app editing tools

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YouTube has given its iOS app a full facelift, making it look a bit more like its Android counterpart. Now, the main page has three tabs on top: Home, which houses the usual recommended videos/channels, Subscriptions, which lists all the… Go To Full Article

EU's highest court rejects 'safe harbor' agreement with US

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The European Court of Justice has just ruled that the transatlantic Safe Harbour agreement, which lets American companies use a single standard for consumer privacy and data storage in both the US and Europe, is invalid. The ruling came after… Go To Full Article

PNY releases the Mini-mobile HP v165w USB 2.0 Flash Drive

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PNY Technologies, world renowned manufacturing giant for USB and Memory products, has introduced the miniature HP v165w USB 2.0 flash drive which is an excellent option when it comes to transferring files, music, videos or personal documents. The thumb-sized drive… Go To Full Article

EU rules that US companies can't freely pull data out of Europe

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A legal framework used to justify the movement of user data across the Atlantic has just been ruled invalid by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The Safe Harbor agreement, as it's known, let companies like Facebook and Twitter freely… Go To Full Article

Heat sinks and fans could go the way of the Dodo

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The current method of cooling computers is about to get a rethink. The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is supporting new research to provide on-chip liquid cooling in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) devices and it looks… Go To Full Article

How to Use the New Task Manager in Windows 8 or 10

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The Task Manager in Windows 8 and 10 has been completely overhauled. It’s easier-to-use, slicker, and more feature-packed than ever. Windows 8 may be all about Metro, but the Task Manager and Windows Explorer are better than ever. Go To Full Article

Samsung invents a Google Glass which is useful

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Samsung has applied to patent a Google Glass-style device which enables users to interact with 3D images in mid-air to dial phone numbers and send SMS text messages. Various patents relating to components in Samsung’s smart glasses… Go To Full Article

UV-light enabled catheter fixes heart defects without surgery

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Advances in medicine are treating patients in ways that were never thought possible. The latest breakthrough comes from a team of scientists in Boston who have developed a way to fix holes in the heart without the need for invasive… Go To Full Article

GTX 980 Ti in 2-, 3- and 4-way SLI @Hardware.Info

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Today's offering at Hardware.Info consists of benchmarks and more benchmarks, but not just any old benchmarks. We took four GTX 980 Ti graphics cards and put them through their paces in SLI, 3-way and 4-way SLI configurations,… Go To Full Article

AMD Partners With Oculus and Dell to Power Oculus-Ready PCs

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AMD today announced a collaboration with Oculus and Dell to equip Oculus Ready PCs with AMD Radeon GPUs, starting at $999 USD. The powerful PCs are designed to deliver stunning gaming performance and enable spectacular VR experiences for consumers around… Go To Full Article

US Marshals to auction last remaining Bitcoins seized from Silk Road

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Here's your last chance to grab a chunk of those bitcoins authorities seized when they arrested Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht. On November 5th, the US Marshals will be auctioning off 44,341 bitcoins -- around $10.7 million worth -- from… Go To Full Article

Crucial MX200 500GB M.2 SSD Review

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After our test of Crucial MX200 1 TB and MX200 500 GB Solid State Drives we like to examine the M.2 SSD from the Crucial MX200 series in this SSD review. We had among other SSDs the Crucial M550 M.2… Go To Full Article

Las Vegas bets that SpaceX will make it to Mars before NASA

@ 2015/10/06 read/post comments(0)
NASA may believe that it'll be the first to land on Mars, but don't tell that to Las Vegas betting houses. Popular Mechanics has asked Docsports' Raphael Esparza to set odds for the first organization to reach Mars, and he… Go To Full Article

'RoboHon' is the tiny robot smartphone you never knew you needed

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Watch the teaser video after the break. Skip along then come back to me. Sharp's RoboHon is so damn adorable, I can't look away from this kawaii singularity. This robot smartphone is also jammed full of skills and features. A… Go To Full Article

Mayors unite to trash Verizon over slow fiber internet rollouts

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New York isn't the only city getting up in Verizon's grill over the provider's reluctance to roll out FiOS across its service areas. The mayors of 13 large US cities (plus a mayoral candidate in Philadelphia) have sent a letter… Go To Full Article

Google’s Chromecast 2 is Powered By Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Mini Plus - Dual-Core

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When Google originally announced the second-generation Chromecast last week, in typical Google fashion they focused on features and uses over specifications. Given the capabilities of the new product we knew that there had to have been some changes – at… Go To Full Article

'Destiny' is getting microtransactions, but don't panic yet

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Destiny is getting microtransactions. Unlike item cool-downs or the obnoxious stuff that's intrinsic to all those Facebook distractions that clog up your news feed, however, these purchases aren't game-impacting. No, come October 13th they'll take... Go To Full Article

Apple already blocked the first malware for non-jailbroken iPhones

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With certain exceptions, most iOS-focused malware targets jailbroken devices whose compromised security makes them easy prey. However, there's been concerns that a recent strain of malware, YiSpecter, can attack even 'pure' devices running stock iO... Go To Full Article

Four-legged bot uses drone sidekick to avoid rough terrain

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Even with a sure-stepping robot like DARPA's Big Dog, there is still plenty of terrain that today's packbots simply can't handle. That's why a team of researchers from ETH Zurich's Autonomous Systems Lab has devised a way to ensure these… Go To Full Article

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