Blackview Breeze Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-04-16 read/post comments()

This model was mainly built for people with lower budgets, which do not have enough cash to invest in higher-specced models and Blackview has picked one of the mainstream SoCs (MT6582) of 2013 to equip it, which now also has sources for building Android 5.0 distributions. read more

QNAP TVS-863+ AMD Turbo vNAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2015-04-10 read/post comments()

With the latest TVS-863+ 10GbE-ready Turbo vNAS, QNAP is proposing a centralized solution featuring the latest technologies and integrating new AMD-based hardware with the quad-core embedded SoC which is clocked at 2.4GHz, which is also powered by AMD Radeon Graphics. The system is housed inside a proven mini-tower NAS metallic case, with a LCD screen and buttons in order to perform some actions right from the frontal area. read more

Blackview Omega Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-04-03 read/post comments(0)

Omega is one of the latest smartphones of Blackview, featuring the established MT6592 SoC at 1.7GHz from Mediatek and is paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage. The selfie camera is 5MP, while the shooter from the back is powered by the Sony IMX135 13MP sensor and it does have a battery of 2100mAh. read more

HIS Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-03-31 read/post comments(0)

The Multi-View X2 USB Docking Station from HIS is a real help when we are frequently on the road or even at offices if using compact laptops/ultrabooks with a low number of ports. With laptops and Windows tablets, we are able to have up to four displays on at the same time (the internal display, the second display via the tablet/laptop HDMI output, third and fourth display thanks to the dock), but also plenty of USB ports for data transfer, quick charging or connecting various peripherals. In case we lack a LAN port, the dock also provides it for us, along with an additional headphone and microphone jack. read more

Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-03-28 read/post comments()

The Stream S06 4TB variant from Silicon Power is incorporating drives from Seagate, and to be more exact the ST4000DM000 model, which is built to support the 6Gb/s SATA interface, with a spindle speed of 5900RPM. The drive is featuring four platters, 1TB each and comes with a power consumption of 7.5W in normal operation, IDLE of 5W, while the sleep mode would only require 0.75W. read more

Toshiba MG04ACA400A 4TB Enterprise HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-03-21 read/post comments()

The new MG04ACA series from Toshiba is composed from drives which are meant for enterprise, mission-critical applications, while sporting higher transfer rates and capacities. The tested sample comes with 128MB of cache and comes in two versions, depending on the applications it is needed for: with 512 sector emulation or strictly with 4K sector. Make sure to choose wisely which drive is for you and your setups in order to bypass any incompatibilities which may arise. read more
Storage/NAS ASUSTOR AS5104T 4-bay NAS Review by stefan @ 2015-03-17
Mobile/Smart Phones KingSing T8 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-03-10
Audio/Others Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2015-03-09
Storage/NAS Thecus N4310 Soho/Home Linux NAS Server Review by stefan @ 2015-03-06
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2015-03-02

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Phanteks PH-TC12LS & PH-TC14S CPU Cooler @ PureOverclock

@ 2015/04/20 read/post comments(0)
“In the past, we have seen some pretty unique air coolers from Phanteks. With features from beefy tower style coolers to color matching heatsinks, Phanteks has a style that fits everyone’s needs. Today, we’re looking at two new coolers which… Go To Full Article

Cooltek Announces the GT-05 Mini-Tower Chassis

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With the GT-05 we expand our successful „Gaming Tower" series with a compact mini-tower with an exceptional design. Versatile features, such as the incredibly simple hardware installation, an integrated card reader or the ability to customize the color scheme of… Go To Full Article

Intel Celebrates 50 Years of Moore's Law

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, an unspoken agreement between the electronics industry and the world economy that inspires engineers, inventors and entrepreneurs to think about what is possible. Moore's Law enables much of today's innovation - wearable… Go To Full Article

EVGA Gives Away Free Add-on Backplate with its GTX 970 Lineup

@ 2015/04/20 read/post comments(0)
Spring is in the air, and to celebrate EVGA is throwing in a FREE backplate for the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC (04G-P4-3975-KR) and EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC (04G-P4-2974-KR) graphics cards at participating ETAIL/RETAIL for a limited time! When… Go To Full Article

Enermax Thormax GT Full-Tower Case

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Full-tower cases are sought after for the extra room they provide for system building but if size is the only thing they offer then things would get boring fast. With the market as competitive as it is, case manufacturers have… Go To Full Article

The law that predicts computing power turns 50

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Today represents a historic milestone in technology: it's the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, the observation that the complexity of computer chips tends to double at a regular rate. On April 19th, 1965, Fairchild's Gordon Moore (later to co-found I... Go To Full Article

Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Cooler

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Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU cooler is a taller version than the L9i that was reviewed a long time ago, but still maintains the low profile footprint for those who want something better to put in their mini PC and HTPC setups.… Go To Full Article

Microlab FC70BT Review @ Vortez

@ 2015/04/20 read/post comments(0)
The FC70BT, as its name suggests, has wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and NFC connection. It also has a built in Amp with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) including Microlab's own HC²D (High Clarity Close Distance) technology that provides a high quality… Go To Full Article

Your Google Wallet funds are now insured

@ 2015/04/20 read/post comments(0)
The money in your bank account is typically covered by federal insurance, but your internet payment services typically aren't. If PayPal or Venmo went belly-up, you'd probably lose your existing balance. That won't be a problem if you're using Google... Go To Full Article

Bad software update kills many Wink smart home hubs

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Now for the downside of a house loaded up with "smart" devices to allow remote control and monitoring: turning your home into a computer means computer-like problems. Today's example comes from the Wink Hub, a $50 device sold at Home… Go To Full Article

MSI Preparing SFF-8639 Adapter Card for Motherboards

@ 2015/04/20 read/post comments(0)
Hot off the heels of Intel’s SSD 750 series launch, and with NVMe-based SSDs beginning to gain momentum in the consumer marketplace, MSI is preparing to launch an adapter card to provide support for SFF-8639 drives to its X99 motherboards. Go To Full Article

Keep Windows 10 Preview Up to Date or Face a Dead PC

@ 2015/04/20 read/post comments(0)
Microsoft has a strange way of keeping you up to date if you are running Windows 10 Preview; your PC won't boot up. A not too subtle hint that the build that you are running isn't in the best interest… Go To Full Article

Halo: Spartan Strike Now Available on PC

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343 Industries has teamed up with Vanguard Games to bring Halo: Spartan Strike to your PC, iPad and Windows Phone. The sequel to Spartan Assault is available for $5.99 or bundled for $9.99. Go To Full Article

Windows 10's phone maps help you find things to do

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To put it mildly, Windows Phone's official mapping options are... basic. However, Microsoft is promising a better experience with the mobile Maps app in Windows 10. Get a recent preview version of Windows 10 and you'll see a map interface… Go To Full Article

Tiny trackpad uses your thumbnail to navigate devices

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Several companies are working on eye-tracking tech as a way to navigate devices. A team of MIT researchers, however, have their eyes set on another body part: the thumbnail. Graduate students Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao and Artem Dementyev are developing a… Go To Full Article

If you want to chat on Steam, spend at least $5

@ 2015/04/20 read/post comments(0)
Earlier this week Valve introduced Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator as a means to keep its users safe from phishing attempts, and now it's taken another step in that direction. From here on out, until you spend a minimum $5 with… Go To Full Article

“Easy Bake” Vacuformer

@ 2015/04/20 read/post comments(0)
One of our favorite things about Hackerspaces is people tend to spend a lot of time building tools, or repairing/upgrading older ones. This is a case of the former. The vacuum former. [Adam] wrote in to tell… Go To Full Article

Scientists want to blast space debris with frickin' lasers

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To combat the increasingly dense layer of dead satellites and miscellaneous space debris that are enshrouding our planet, no idea -- nets, lassos, even ballistic gas clouds -- seems too far-fetched to avoid. Now, an international team of researchers ... Go To Full Article

Adaptalux is a modular lighting system for macro photography

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Every now and then, there are projects on Kickstarter designed for a niche group of people. Adaptalux is one of those: it's a modular, flexible and nearly pocket-sized lighting studio for macro photography and videography. The team behind Adaptalux c... Go To Full Article

Japanese maglev train breaks its own world speed record

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The Central Japan Railway company reports that its magnetic levitation bullet train topped 366 miles per hour on Thursday during a test run along a length of test track in the Yamanashi prefecture. This was enough to break its own… Go To Full Article

Sailfish OS 1.1.4 released for early access

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The next Sailfish OS version has been released for early access users. It's got a few very welcome changes - first and foremost, IMAP idle/push support, meaning emails will now arrive as the arrive, instead of on a schedule. There's… Go To Full Article

Chrome OS gets a new launcher and more Material Design

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Early adopters have had access to a redesigned Chrome OS launcher since last month. Now, Google is making that feature available to all users of its web-based operating system. Today's fresh, stable update to Chrome OS also comes packed with… Go To Full Article

Seagate Technology Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

@ 2015/04/20 read/post comments(0)
Seagate Technology plc. today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 ended April 3, 2015. For the third quarter, the Company reported revenue of approximately $3.3 billion, gross margin of 28.7%, net income of $291 million… Go To Full Article

OptiShot2 is a fun golf sim that also improves your game

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If you have creeping doubts about your golf game, there's a $500 sim that lets you swing real clubs in your house. Yep, your pets and furniture will need to make way for the OptiShot2, which gives you online play,… Go To Full Article

'Star Wars Battlefront' launches on November 17

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With a new film on the horizon, there's a wave of excitement attached to the Star Wars franchise that hasn't been felt since the months leading up to the release of Episode I. Part of Disney's new plan for the… Go To Full Article

Spotify ads cater to the mood of your music

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Targeted advertising isn't a new concept, and Spotify is looking to examine your playlist habits before serving up those messages. The streaming service offers a library of curated mixes based on genre and mood, and eager advertisers can now leverage... Go To Full Article

Windows 10 phone preview will get Office universal apps by month's end

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We've already seen Microsoft's Universal Office apps hit tablets, laptops and desktops as part of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, now the company has announced they'll be headed to phones by the end of the month. The Universal Office apps,… Go To Full Article

The best iPhone 6 case (so far)

@ 2015/04/20 read/post comments(0)
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com. After surveying almost 1,000 Wirecutter readers and testing close to 100 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6… Go To Full Article

Intel 750 Series PCIe SSD 1.2 TB @ techPowerUp

@ 2015/04/20 read/post comments(0)
Intel's new 750 Series SSD is a technology marvel. It is built on an 18-channel controller, using a PCI-Express x4 3.0 interface with the NVMe protocol. This provides transfer rates of well over 1 GB/s, which clearly impresses. With a… Go To Full Article

Apple Pay reportedly headed to Canada this fall

@ 2015/04/20 read/post comments(0)
Canadian iPhone users will finally be able to use Apple Pay this fall, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sources say Apple is in discussions with six major Canadian banks, including Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank and National Bank… Go To Full Article

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