Mlais M7 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-06-28 read/post comments()

The Mlais M7 smartphone has given us an overall pleasant experience thanks to its high-quality build and system performance. Speaking about the performance, the MT6752 SoC is able to deliver quite a bit especially when it is paired with HD displays so we were able to score over 47K in AnTuTu. The total of 3GB of RAM helps running multiple applications while the included 16GB of internal storage should be enough for most people to install their favorite applications without the need to install an extra microSDHC card, at least in the first stage. The fingerprint sensor works decent and we were not able to fool it by trying other fingerprints in order to unlock the device, which is impressive. read more

Matias Tactile Pro 4 Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-06-23 read/post comments()

The Keyboard Company has just started to bring in the Matias Tactile Pro and has lots of stock for potential enthusiast buyers. The newer v4 version is featuring re-engineered Matias Click switches compared to v3 and are meant to eliminate the ringing sound of the previous Fukka. Be warned that these are not designed to be silent and their sound is similar to a regular typewriter; however, the typing experience is unique and the product is recommended to people which write a lot of documents or get to work in accounting / do a lot of spreadsheet work. We would not recommend it for gaming purposes (the Quiet Pro is more suitable for that). read more

Blackview Zeta Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-06-19 read/post comments()

Blackview has taken a step ahead regarding their low-end smartphone line by releasing the Zeta which is available in multiple colors so the younger people with budget restrictions would be more attracted to it. We see it as a worthy successor of the Breeze, by sporting a friendlier look and the processor has been upgraded now to the octa-core MT6592 but at 1.4GHz in order to save battery life. Also, Zeta is equipped with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory which features a single partition. The cameras though are not stellar and while the manufacturer displays on the packaging the interpolated values, we are really dealing with a 2MP sensor for selfies and one 5MP sensor for the… read more

Lexar JumpDrive M20 Mobile USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-06-15 read/post comments()

The last USB 3.0 OTG flash drives we have tested were sporting a smaller footprint and also needed extra protective covers for avoiding damages to their connectors. In this case, the chassis is indeed bigger but no extra accessories are needed, while we can switch from one interface to another just by working with the slider. read more

Razer Seiren Elite USB Digital Microphone Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2015-06-13 read/post comments()

Thanks to the three 14mm condenser capsules, Seiren can function in four different modes: cardioid, stereo, omnidirectional or bidirectional, in order to accommodate different recording environments. Even if you do not use it in a professional environment, it should bring a lot of benefit to people which record streams daily/weekly thanks to the added clarity but also to the ones which talk a lot on Skype or any other audio/video conference programs. Talking again about non-professional scene, the device is really easy to set up and should not need any extra skills given you read the supplied manual and install Synapse software in a matter of minutes. read more

ADATA Premier SP600 128GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2015-06-10 read/post comments()

The new revision of the ADATA Premier SP600 SSD is incorporating one of the newer Jmicron JMF670H controller, which is accompanied by one Nanya NT5CB64M16FP-DH as buffer and also eight ADATA-branded MLC NAND Flash memory chips. Premier SP600 is meant for the entry to mainstream market and while the product succeeds to deliver good read speeds, it fails to impress in the writes department. read more
Mobile/Smart Phones SISWOO C50 Longbow Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-06-04
Tradeshow & OC events Computex 2015: Intel Core i7 5775C first benchmarks by leeghoofd @ 2015-06-02
Storage/HDD Silicon Power Armor A60 USB 3.0 Portable HDD Review by stefan @ 2015-05-31
Storage/Other Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-05-28
Mobile/Tablets Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen Convertible Review by stefan @ 2015-05-26

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Aviate's 'Smart Stream' is Yahoo's version of Google Now

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Yahoo has given Aviate its first major makeover since acquiring it in 2014, completely replacing its contextual panel called "Spaces" with a new feature called "Smart Stream." This "stream" surfaces different cards throughout the day, depending on yo... Go To Full Article

Windows 10 Build 10159 Released To Windows Insiders

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Just yesterday, Microsoft released build 10158 to the Windows Insiders fast ring. I was going to write it up but I wanted to kick the tires on it first to give my thoughts to the changes. Normally there is plenty… Go To Full Article

YouTube app for Android and iOS now supports 60 FPS playback

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Google's been systematically rolling out high frame rate (HFR) video -- that's 60 frames per second -- across its YouTube ecosystem for a couple of months now. HFR debuted on standard videos last October. It hit YT's live streaming service… Go To Full Article

The Olympus Air lens camera can be yours for $300

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Nearly five months after introducing its Air lens camera in Japan, Olympus is finally ready to bring it to the US. The AIR A01, as it's officially named, is a shooter that attaches to and pairs with your smartphone or… Go To Full Article

be quiet! Shadow Rock LP Cooler Review @ Neoseeker

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The be quiet! Shadow Rock LP is a low-profile CPU cooler ideally suited for use in small form factor PC setups like HTPCs. Even then, be quiet! is promising big performance out of this low and lightweight solution for Intel… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Define S Case Video Review

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"The Fractal Design Define S Case has clean looks, is well built, up to 5 drives can be installed, lots of room to work, plenty of fans options and incredible water cooling potential. This case offers a lot of bang… Go To Full Article

QNAP TVS-463 4G AMD Powered NAS Video Review

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"The QNAP TVS-463 4G NAS is powered by a AMD 2.4GHz quad-core x86 processor with Radeon graphics, 4GB of memory (upgradable to 16BG), 4-bays for 2.5" or 3.5" drives and looks awesome. Connect a TV/monitor, keyboard and mouse and you… Go To Full Article

This is what innovation looks like in big-budget video games

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Indie games don't sell as many copies as big-budget titles, though not necessarily because they're lower-quality. In general, indie game development starts with a handicap: a limited market. They are, mostly, experiences made for niche audiences. AAA... Go To Full Article

ASUS Strix R9 380 DirectCU II 2 GB Review

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ASUS is on of the largest Hardware Manufacturer of both Graphics Cards and Motherboards. In this review we look at new ASUS Strix R9 380 DirectCU II 2 GB high end Graphics Card with impressive gaming speeds… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA might be working on a GeForce GTX 950 Ti card

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To take on the recently announced AMD R7 300 series lineup, NVIDIA is reportedly working on a new GeForce GTX 950 Ti card, based on a new Maxwell GPU. According to the information posted by Videocardz, NVIDIA will be replacing… Go To Full Article

'Quiplash,' a streaming party game for 10,000 people

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Most people haven't hosted a party for 10,000 guests (the bathroom situation alone is daunting), but thanks to the internet and Jackbox Games, that's now a super-easy, low-mess situation. Quiplash is the newest game from Jackbox -- makers of You… Go To Full Article

Toshiba now offers 6TB MC04 series enterprise HDD

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Toshiba is now shipping the 6TB variant of the MC04 series enterprise HDDs that have been designed for servers supporting cloud-based applications and analytic workloads. The new MC04ACA600E comes in the 3.5-inch form factor and offers 6TB storage with a… Go To Full Article

YouTube shows off some upcoming features for video creators

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YouTube's always placed huge levels of importance on its community, starting with the people who regularly upload content to the platform. Now, to make things better for video creators, the Google-owned service has revealed a list of features that ar... Go To Full Article

Sprint's 'all-in' plan gives you a phone and service for $80

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Sprint has been experimenting with including phone leases in your plan for a while, and it's clearly enraptured with the idea -- enough so that it's making the lease a part of its everyday service. The carrier's new All-In plan… Go To Full Article

HTC to begin manufacturing smartphones in India next month

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Looks like HTC will be the next major Android OEM to begin manufacturing its smartphones in India. The only other major OEM to have a manufacturing facility for smartphones in the country is Samsung. According to a report published by… Go To Full Article

Top Googler leaves to set up new cybersecurity agency

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One of Google's most well-regarded security researchers is leaving the company, reportedly to help the government beef up its cybersecuity. Re/code is reporting that Peiter "Mudge" Zatko will be building a new agency that examines electronic threats ... Go To Full Article

Pushbullet's share-everything app gets true messaging

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Pushbullet is already a secret weapon for getting content from one device (or one person) to another -- you can relay your links, notifications, photos and SMS messages with a common app. Today, though, it's getting considerably more powerful. As… Go To Full Article

ASUS Strix 7.1 Review at HardwareHeaven

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"True 7.1, an amp and OWL EYES... what more could you want?" Go To Full Article

AMC's 'Humans' is an android story that's really about us

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Early on in AMC's newest sci-fi show, Humans, a teenager wonders aloud if there's any point in going to college and spending years training to be a neurosurgeon. After all, why invest all that time and work when an advanced… Go To Full Article

Apple Music is now available on iOS devices

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Apple's entry into the music streaming fray has arrived. Apple Music is now available for download via the iOS 8.4 update for mobile devices, and you'll be able use it on the desktop on both Mac and Windows machines, too.… Go To Full Article

Next generation iPhones rumored to get more storage

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Something to look forward to. Apple currently offers the iPhone in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options, even since it released the original iPhone in 2007 the company has never allowed for external expansion via microSD card. You get what… Go To Full Article

NZXT Source 340 Case

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"The NZXT Source 340 Case arrived Technic3D. The S340 supports ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 5x 120mm or 3x 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review." Go To Full Article

The 'father of SMS,' Matti Makkonen, dies at 63

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It's a sad day in the cellphone world. Matti Makkonen, widely considered the "father of SMS," has died from illness at the age of 63. The Finnish creator pitched the concept of text messaging over cellular networks in 1984 and… Go To Full Article

SpotCam HD Review

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After the great interest in our review of the Raspberry Pi PiCam HD camera with monitoring functionality, we have decided to test a Start-Up solution of a WiFi video surveillance with recording and night vision function at as well.… Go To Full Article

Drone knocks woman unconscious at Seattle pride parade

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A bungling pilot has just reminded us (again) why drones need at least some kind of regulation. During Seattle's gay pride parade, a 25-year-old woman was knocked unconscious after she was struck by a UAV, according to the SPD Blotter.… Go To Full Article

DeepCool Intros Wave Micro-ATX Case

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DeepCool introduced the Wave mini-tower case, designed for micro-ATX and mini-ITX builds. The case is characterized by a wavy design that run along its front facade, including a door that conceals some drive bays. The case features a top-positioned PSU… Go To Full Article

Origin PC Launches NVIDIA G-SYNC Ready EON17-X and EON15-X Laptops

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ORIGIN PC announced today NVIDIA's revolutionary G-Sync technology is now available on their EON17-X and EON15-X custom gaming laptops. By synchronizing the display refresh rates to the GPU, G-SYNC eliminates screen tearing, minimizes display stutter and lowers input lag to… Go To Full Article

AMD FirePro Graphics Powers Virtual Reality Solution From zSpace

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AMD today announced that zSpace has chosen AMD FirePro W5170M graphics to power the new zSpace for Education enabling real world virtual reality in the classroom. Unlike other VR solutions, AMD FirePro professional graphics-powered zSpace for Education delivers interaction and… Go To Full Article

Razer Firefly Review @ Vortez

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The Razer Firefly comes in to complete the Chroma setup, through the Razer synapse software you can sync the colour and glow to your other Chroma enabled devices and through the Chroma SDK, developers can also create lighting effects to… Go To Full Article

Microsoft interested in buying AMD

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End of the Wintel alliance The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn claiming that the much loved software giant Microsoft wants to by the fabless chipmaker AMD. A Windows… Go To Full Article

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