Corsair Carbide 240 AIR Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-01 read/post comments()

Corsair has been bombarding the MadShrimps reviewers with loads of new stuff since Computex 2014. Since motherboard brands are including mATX and even mITX boards in their lineup we see more and more of these tiny form factors appear at LAN parties. Portability is a big added bonus if you are a frequent LAN party visitor. Enclosure manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon and are including more frequently mITX cases. One of the biggest drawbacks of these tiny cases is the limited internal airflow, thus the heat buildup and stability of your favorite hardware components are compromised. Corsair has developed a shrinked-down version of their magnificent Carbide 540 AIR. The Carbide 240 AIR is again a two chamber cube, designed… read more

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by stefan @ 2014-09-29 read/post comments()

For the mainstream segment, Gigabyte has prepared an interesting Z97 solution, the GA-Z97-UD5H. This board has a clean PCB design, with Dual LAN, decent spacing between the PCI-Express slots, a shielded RTL1150 solution but also M.2 and SATA Express for future proofing. read more

BIOSTAR A68N-5000 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/IntegratedCPU by stefan @ 2014-09-28 read/post comments()

The BIOSTAR A68N-5000 board has a pretty small footprint and offers plenty of bang for the buck. We only need to fit one or two DDR3 modules, plug in the power supply, connect the SSD/HDD and off we go, we have a fully operating machine. We are welcome to install the desired operating system on it and for ease of access now BIOSTAR have went with a fully-fledged UEFI interface, no more Aptio here! In the following article we will try to get more in-depth with this board to see what is it capable of. read more

MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-26 read/post comments(0)

MSI continues to update their range of Overclocking motherboards with each new major chipset release. When Intel released their brand new socket 1150 Z97 chipset MSI was ready with another three motherboards targeted at the OC crowd. The affordable Z97 MPOWER exists in two versions: the Z97 MPOWER and the Z97 MPOWER MAX AC and the ultimate flagship of all LGA1150 motherboards must be the Z97 XPOWER AC. The latter being the one and only Z97 based motherboard supporting out of the box 4-way SLI GPU setups. The included accessories are too numerous to list, most interesting for overclockers will be the inclusion of the Delid guard and the OC Fan stand. Time to unravel MSI's latest OC addition... read more

DOOGEE DAGGER DG550 Smartphone Review [GearBest]

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-09-24 read/post comments()

DAGGER DG550 is a low-cost but highly-acclaimed smartphone from DOOGEE, integrating a 5.5 inch (720P resolution) screen and an octa-core MTK6592, which is paired with 1GB of RAM. The terminal runs on Android 4.4.2 and has some bits and pieces customized by the manufacturer; the back camera is 8MP and the Selfie frontal one is 2MP. In the review we will carefully analyze the product and at the same we would like to announce the fact that for a limited time at GearBest this model can be acquired at a much lower price. read more

Team Group Micro SDHC UHS-1 U3 32GB Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-09-22 read/post comments()

Having one of the latest 3D or 4K video recorders or want to shoot RAW much faster? No problem since Team Group has you covered with their latest microSDHC UHS-1 U3 cards which come in both 16GB and 32GB variants and have rated speeds of 45MB/s writes and 90MB/s reads. read more
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-251 High Performance NAS for SOHO and Home Users Review by stefan @ 2014-09-21
Storage/Other Brando Nexus 7 II Protective Accessories Presentation by stefan @ 2014-09-15
Mobile/Smart Phones UMI C1 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2014-09-11
Cases & PSU/Cases Fractal Core 1100 Computer Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-08
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone XS35V4 Review by stefan @ 2014-09-05

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Windows Technical Preview to arrive 17:00 GMT

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Yesterday, Microsoft announced that they would be releasing a Technical Preview for Windows 10 on October 1st. But, if you are busy hitting the F5 key wondering where your download is, you will have to wait a bit longer.… Go To Full Article

[M] Corsair Carbide 240 AIR Computer Case Review

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Corsair has been bombarding the MadShrimps reviewers with loads of new stuff since Computex 2014. Since motherboard brands are including mATX and even mITX boards in their lineup we see more and more of these tiny form factors appear at… Go To Full Article

Maxwell's Dynamic Super Resolution explored

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Now that you've seen DSR in static screenshots, I hope you can begin to appreciate what it does. I'm not sure I'd say it gives you 4K image quality on lower-resolution displays, but DSR can offer tangible and sometimes dramatic… Go To Full Article

April 1st, 2013: Microsoft skips 'too good' Windows 9, jumps to Windows 10

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If you've been looking forward to Windows 9, the OS that will fix what Windows 8 got wrong, you're in for a surprise: There will be no Windows 9. Instead, Microsoft announced it will proceed directly to Windows 10.… Go To Full Article

DeepCool Announces the Captain Line of Liquid AIO CPU Coolers

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DeepCool launched the Captain series of liquid AIO CPU Coolers, under its GamerStorm brand. The series debuts with the Captain 120, featuring a 120 x 120 mm radiator; and the Captain 240, featuring a 240 x 120 mm one. The… Go To Full Article

VisionTek Introduces High Power USB Charging Hubs

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VisionTek Products LLC, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced its new line of high power USB charging hubs that enable charging up to seven Apple iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows tablets,… Go To Full Article

SanDisk Introduces X300 Series SSDs

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SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the availability of the SanDisk X300 SSD. The SanDisk X300 SSD leverages the latest advancements in X3 technology to deliver a great user experience with high-performance, while utilizing robust… Go To Full Article

Arduino's new 3D printer lets you modify just about everything

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If you're a fan of Arduino's tinker-friendly approach to computing, you'll be glad to hear that it's now extending that open philosophy to 3D printers. The company has teamed up with Sharebot to unveil the Materia 101, a small (5.5… Go To Full Article

Drobo Introduces the Drobo Mini 8 TB Four-Bay Storage Array

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Connected Data, the creator of the award-winning Drobo line of smart storage solutions, today announces the immediate availability of its new Drobo Mini 8 TB bundle that provides customers with a massive amount of storage space in a small, rugged… Go To Full Article

Panasonic Launches the Toughbook CF-LX3 Rugged Notebook

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Panasonic today announced the business rugged notebook for busy mobile executives. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3 is a large, 14" screen notebook with a 14 hour battery life, beautifully packaged in the world's lightest design (1.26kg) available on the market* and… Go To Full Article

XFX R7 250E Core Edition Review @ Neoseeker

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On the Neoseeker review bench today is another sub-$100 graphics card built around AMD's Carpe Verde Pro GPU, the XFX R7 250E Core Edition. As you will have gathered from the pricing, it's intended to provide competitive performance for users… Go To Full Article

Asetek Surpasses Two Million Shipped Units Milestone

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Asetek, the world's leading supplier of computer liquid cooling solutions, today announced that it shipped its 2,000,000th unit in September 2014. Asetek originally designed the first sealed loop liquid cooler in 2003. Due to the inherent drawbacks of traditional kit… Go To Full Article

Be quiet! Straight Power 10 600W PSU Review

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We are looking at a new PSU from Be Quiet. It is the Be quiet! Straight Power 10 600W PSU. It is quality PSU unit with four +12V rails, semi sleeved cables and a 80 Plus Gold certification.… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Unveils First Look At Windows 10

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Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled its next Windows operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available Oct. 1. The announcement highlighted advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience… Go To Full Article

Path now lets you text businesses so you don't have to wait on hold

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About three months ago, Path announced that not only was it rolling out a dedicated messaging app, it was also acquiring a company called TalkTo whose service allowed you to communicate with businesses via text. Today, Path is finally integrating… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's next OS is Windows 10

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Instead of announcing the next version of its iconic operating system in front of a massive crowd of thousands, Microsoft chose an intimate venue with 50 or so reporters to launch the new Windows, which it's calling Windows 10. Developing......… Go To Full Article

Pebble drops prices by $50 and adds continuous fitness tracking

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If you've been thinking about getting a smartwatch but haven't been persuaded to plunk down a lot of cash, Pebble's trying to make the decision a little easier for you. The watch maker is lowering the price of its full… Go To Full Article

XFX R7 250E Review @ OCC

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"When you look purely at the gaming performance numbers, it's hard to really think of this card as a gaming performance card with the eye candy turned up. If you are buying this card to play the latest FPS games… Go To Full Article

Belkin Announces New Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD for Mac and PC Computers

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Belkin today introduced the Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD with cable, a powerful docking solution for both Mac and PC computers. Equipped with two Thunderbolt 2 ports, it allows users to take full advantage of Thunderbolt 2 technology's high-speed 20Gbps… Go To Full Article

Roccat Tyon Gaming Mouse Now Available

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ROCCAT, industry leader and high-water mark for computer game accessory development and design, has once again raised the bar for control and precision in gaming. With the most extensive set of streamlined, tested, expertly designed features available, the ROCCAT Tyon… Go To Full Article

Teens put iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to bend test in Apple Store

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Only after posting video online do they realize that they’ve showed their faces to the world. You may have heard about #bendgate. It instantly became an online phenomenon after it was found that some iPhone 6 Plus units were bending… Go To Full Article

There will be blocks: 'Tetris' is coming to the big screen

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If you've ever pined for a feature film about the beloved 80s classic Tetris, you're in luck. The Wall Street Journal reports that an adaptation of the popular game is on its way, thanks to Threshold Entertainment. While that studio… Go To Full Article

Samsung SM-A300 leaks again with photos and specs in tow

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The pictures and specs of Samsung’s lowest-end Galaxy A phone come courtesy of Chinese certification authority TENAA. With Samsung’s Galaxy A lineup to help break the company away from its traditional habit of launching cheap-feeling plastic devices in every price… Go To Full Article

Intel’s Basis Peak is the ultimate fitness tracker, and it’s also part smartwatch

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Nowhere near as “intelligent” as Android Wear devices or the Apple Watch, the just-announced Basis Peak is perhaps the most reliable and powerful activity tracker, being also capable of displaying notifications from compatible synched smartphones. Little known gadget manufacturers such… Go To Full Article

Enermax Revolution X't 430 W @ techPowerUp

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It was nigh time to test a small PSU with less than 500 W since such units are among the most popular. The smallest member of Enermax's Revolution X't line will be our test subject today. This small fellow comes… Go To Full Article

Why Destiny's Loot System Isn't As Broken As You Think

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This guy seems to think that Destiny's loot system might not be as bad as you think. Not as bad? Hell, it's worse. Then again, what would most of us know anyway, we're still too busy grinding for gear. In… Go To Full Article

Asus GTX980 Strix OC Review

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Nvidia have been selling GTX970 and GTX980 cards by the truckload since the very successful launch earlier this month. We have already reviewed a handful of GTX970 partner cards and today we supplement our findings by analysing the latest Asus… Go To Full Article

Matchstick's Firefox OS adapter sends media to your TV for $25

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Looking for a streaming media stick that's more accessible than Google's Chromecast? You might have found it. After a few teasers, Matchstick has revealed the first Firefox OS-based media sharing adapter. The self-titled gadget lets you "fling"... Go To Full Article

Security incidents soar by 48 percent

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A report from PwC said the number of reported security incidents with tech rose 48 percent in 2013 to hit 42.8 million attacks. That, said PwC, is equal to 117,339 attacks every day. The Global State of… Go To Full Article

Sandisk releases enterprise flash drive

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Memory company Sandisk said it has introduced the X300 solid state disk (SSD), suitable for corporate environments. The drive uses its X3 flash technology and also builds in nCache 2.0. This is next generation tiered caching technology… Go To Full Article

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