Mionix Avior 7000 Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-04-22 read/post comments(0)

Along with the Naos 7000, Mionix has also launched an ambidextrous model baptized Avior 7000. This product shares all the good features from the Naos, including the Avago ADNS-3310 IR-LED Optical Sensor which tracks with a maximum DPI of 7000, 128Kb of on-board memory for storing profiles, 4 rubber coating layers or illumination control via software. read more

Gigabyte BRIX Pro Mini-PC Review

Others/All-in-one PC by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-22 read/post comments(0)

Does size really matter? On some human levels it might, though a different trend has been observed in the PC market over the last year. Compact is the key word, featuring mITX sized motherboards and idem ditto enclosures. These compact PCs are playing a more and more important role in every manufacturers' lineup: Mini PCs, NUCs, they are all amongst us now. For most users the bundled power is more than plenty as the size maters the most. Nevertheless combining the raw power of a desktop setup inside a mini sized housing is a step in another direction. Gigabyte is having big success with their Brix boxes, time to step up one level. Today we are going to test one… read more

Gigabyte CDRomland OC Workshop

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-15 read/post comments(0)

After a first successful outing of the Hardware.Info Pro OC team, it was time to head to a new location. Bundling forces with Gigabyte, Intel and the CDRomLand store the stage was set for another OC workshop. Since the Hardware.Info team is involved in HWBOT's Pro OC Cup some scores had to be improved to remain within the top 10. A tedious task as overclocking with a curious crowd, constantly asking questions, adds up to the challenge. Time to head over to the lovely city of Breda to the CDRomLand shop. read more

SilentiumPC Fera 2 HE 1224 CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2014-04-15 read/post comments(0)

SilentiumPC send us their latest budget friendly heatsinks. Compatible with all of the major Intel and AMD platforms out there we take for a test run on a hot running setup to see how it stacks up to the reference cooling from Intel. read more

Synology DS414 High Performance 4-bay NAS Server for SMB & SOHO Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-04-14 read/post comments(0)

The DS414 NAS from Synology is based on a dual-core Marvell Armada XP running at 1.33Ghz and is paired with a total of 1GB DDR3, which should be enough for home use and small business. Inside the bays we can use both 2.5’’ (HDD/SSD) and 3.5’’ drives (screwless installation). The NAS operates paired with the latest DSM 5.0 version which features a consistent visual redesign for an easier use. read more

iOCEAN X7S 8-core Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-04-09 read/post comments()

X7S is one of the latest smartphones from iOCEAN, featuring the latest MediaTek MT6592 1.7GHz 8-core SoC, which is paired with 2GB of RAM. The 4-core GPU part is clocked at 700MHz (Mali-450 MP4) for offering good performances in 3D applications and for videos we have H.265 video decoding support along with the ClearMotion intelligent video frequency-doubling technology. The 13MP camera in the back provides us with good quality photos while the 2000mAH battery should last us from one day to a day and a half depending on the usage type. read more
Motherboards/Intel S1150 MSI Z87M-GAMING Motherboard Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-07
Memory Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 16GB 1600MHz C10 Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2014-04-07
Audio/Others Cooler Master CM Storm Pitch Gaming Earphones Review by stefan @ 2014-04-03
Tradeshow & OC events MSI/Informatique OC Academy featuring HWinfo Pro OC Team by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-03
Cases & PSU/Cases Fractal ARC MINI R2 Computer Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-04-02

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Toshiba Starts Mass Production of World's First 15 nm NAND Flash Memory

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Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed the world's first 15-nanometer (nm) process technology, which will apply to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) NAND flash memories. Mass production with the new technology will start at the end of April at… Go To Full Article

DigitalStorm Slade Pro Workstation PC Review

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While system integrators are often best known for their high performance gaming PCs, they can also carve out a niche with customized workstation systems. Go To Full Article

Google's new mobile ads help find apps that fit your daily habits

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Ads for mobile apps are rarely personal; they're more often based on search keywords than your actual habits. Google is fixing this today with new ads in search and on YouTube that reflect your day-to-day app uses and purchases. If… Go To Full Article

VESA and MIPI Announce Display Stream Compression Standard

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For some time now the consumer electronics industry has been grappling with how to improve the performance and efficiency of display interfaces, especially in light of more recent increases in display resolution. Through the eras of DVI, LVDS/LDI, HDMI, and… Go To Full Article

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz is working on a new series for Netflix

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There's no word on another new season or movie for Arrested Development, but now the show's creator Mitch Hurwitz is working with Netflix on something new. As first reported by Deadline Hollywood, Hurwitz has signed a multi-year deal to create… Go To Full Article

Rapoo Introduces the E9080 and E9180P Wireless Touchpad Keyboards

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Rapoo's ultra-slim, 5.6 mm, E9080 and E9180 Wireless Touchpad Keyboards combine two peripherals in one easy solution. Boasting a sleek, aluminum exterior and scissor key structure, the keyboards with integrated touchpads provide a cable-free, stylish and comfortable typing experience.… Go To Full Article

HTC's Droid DNA gets a bite of KitKat on April 24th

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Don't worry, Droid DNA fans -- HTC may have given the One series its first batch of Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades, but it still has plenty of love for Verizon's late 2012 flagship. The phone maker's Mo Versi now expects… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte Shows Off A Trio of Z97 Motherboards

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With less than three weeks to go until the official launch of the 9 Series chipsets, Gigabyte has decided to share a few pictures depicting three of its boards powered by the Z97. Seen below are the Z97X-UD5H BK (Black… Go To Full Article

Apple's OS X beta testing is now open to the public

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Apple has released public beta tests of individual Mac apps in recent years, but OS X itself has largely been off-limits unless you've registered as a developer. That changes now Apple has launched the OS X Beta Seed Program. Starting… Go To Full Article

1Password's iOS and Mac apps get better sync and edit features

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If you use 1Password, you might be worried about the security of your private data, what with all the talk about Heartbleed. Fortunately, the software's developer, AgileBits, says 1Password isn't affected by the OpenSSL exploit, but some of the sites...… Go To Full Article

WhatsApp Grows To Half A Billion Users

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By a show of hands, how many of you have used WhatsApp? With that many users, it sure seems like everyone you know should be using it. Messaging app WhatsApp now reaches 500 million people each month and is growing… Go To Full Article

Finally, you can customize the face on your Sony Smartwatch 2

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Sony has added new features to its Smartwatch 2 since its arrival last year, but there was one glaring omission. With the most recent update though, users can finally fine-tune that watch face with simple drag and drop motions. Customizable… Go To Full Article

Apple Releases iOS 7.1.1 Update

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Hot on the heels of the major 7.1 release, Apple released a new update for iOS on iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. The iOS 7.1.1 update focuses primarily on fixing the remaining issues with Apple's latest major release of their… Go To Full Article

Leaks hint at a sleeker UI and a Google Now-like service on the LG G3

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The latest rumors about LG's G3 handset have mentioned a Quad HD display, but now it's time to take a look at what you'll see on that screen. According to leaked screenshots acquired by Digital Trends, the upcoming smartphone will… Go To Full Article

Nest Learning Thermostat now available on Google Play

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With a $3.2 billion hole to fill, Google's opened up yet another avenue for you to acquire Nest. The company's smart thermostat can now be had via Google Play, available for the standard retail price of $249. The Protect smoke… Go To Full Article

Micron's M550DC server SSD mates Marvell controller with 20-nm flash

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Add another SSD to Micron's stable of enterprise-grade products. The M500DC combines a 6Gbps Marvell controller with Micron's own 20-nm MLC NAND. A handful of server-friendly features are layered on top, including die-level redundancy to compensate for physical flash failures,… Go To Full Article

Tilting Amazon's phone could be the most important thing you do with it

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Amazon's got a at least one smartphone up its sleeves, and we know it's going to feature some curious 3D effects thanks to a slew of sensors and a quartet of front-facing cameras. That's not all she wrote, though: previous… Go To Full Article

Codemasters reveals GRID Autosport

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Today Codemasters announced that the next racing game in the award-winning GRID series will be GRID Autosport, set to ship on 24th June in the USA and release on June 27th in Europe for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment… Go To Full Article

ASUS A88X-PRO AMD Socket FM2+ Motherboard

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In the market for an AMD Socket FM2+ motherboard? Make sure you read our evaluation of the ASUS A88X-PRO before you go shopping. Trust us, this could be just the board you are looking for. It's important to take a… Go To Full Article

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: A top-tier slate with a familiar face

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Oh, Sony. Its earliest Android tablet efforts were a little odd (and that's putting it politely), but the company eventually managed to get its act together. Last year's Xperia Tablet Z? Easily the finest Android slate that Sony's ever made.… Go To Full Article

ASUS A88X-Pro Review: Kaveri, Kaveri, Quite Contrary

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Pricing for motherboards varies wildly. While the performance platforms command a premium, those based on significant integrated graphics performance are considerably cheaper. In fact in 2014 it seems relatively odd to find a mainstream AMD motherboard for more than $150.… Go To Full Article

Silicon Power Launches 240 GB Thunder T11 External Thunderbolt Drive

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Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today presents the upgrade solution of its revolutionary Thunderbolt external solid state drive - Thunder T11 with great capacity of 240 GB. In addition, Thunder T11 gets the new color… Go To Full Article

ASUS A88X-PRO AMD Socket FM2+ Motherboard Review

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It's important to take a step back once in awhile and remember that not everyone can afford huge multi-GPU rigs and eight core processors. So if you are in the market for a shiny new APU, you won't want to… Go To Full Article

NZXT Introduces the New Phantom 240 Chassis

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The classic Phantom styling you've come to love at its lowest price point yet. Since the first Phantom was launched in 2010, NZXT has continued to bring aggressive designs and innovative feature sets to all of its chassis. Over the… Go To Full Article

This bracelet lets you flick your wrist to pay with Bitcoin

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Sometimes, there's such a thing as being too forward-thinking. Take MEVU and its prototype payment bracelet as an example: the wrist-worn Bluetooth wallet lets you pay with Bitcoin using only air gestures. Sounds cool, right? In many ways, it is.… Go To Full Article

Next generation iPad Air might have a bonded display

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Apple’s iPad Air lineup has been the exception to Apple’s policy of using bonded displays in its products. Existing iPads don’t have bonded displays, meaning the cover glass and display are not glued together. This is in contrast to come… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE G1.Gaming Z97 Motherboard Pictured

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GIGABYTE is giving final touches to its next G1.Killer series motherboard, the G1.Gaming Z97. Branded in an uncanny way to MSI's Gaming series, the G1.Gaming is a mid-range ($150 - $200) socket LGA1150 motherboard based on Intel's Z97 Express chipset,… Go To Full Article

Tesla opens 100th Supercharger... in a state where sales are banned

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You can't buy a Tesla in New Jersey, but now you can Supercharge one up! Tesla's 100th Supercharger just came online in Hamilton, located just a few miles from the NJ state capital of Trenton. The Garden State's very first… Go To Full Article

The "Strong Smell" Of Fraud From One Bitcoin Miner Maker

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The black eyes just keep rolling in for the bitcoin industry. Customer orders, totaling millions of dollars, were significantly delayed or never fulfilled. Through it all, the company insisted that mere manufacturing delays were to blame. However, suspicion never died… Go To Full Article

EK Launches New Revision of EK-FC R9-290X Water Block

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EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana-based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new revision of EK-FC R9-290X water block for AMD Radeon R9 290- and 290X series graphics cards. Rev.2.0 is functionally and visually identical to its predecessor… Go To Full Article

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