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

This website only lets one person in at a time

@ 2015/07/02 read/post comments(0)
As I write this, I'm waiting in line. Not at the grocery store or camping out for a superfluous wearable, but to get into a website. That only one person can visit at a time. For a total 60 seconds.… Go To Full Article

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP Extreme Starts Selling

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One of the fastest air-cooled GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards you can buy, the ZOTAC GTX 980 Ti AMP Extreme (model: ZT-90505-10P), started selling. It offers some of the highest factory-overclocked speeds for the GTX 980 Ti, with 1253… Go To Full Article

AOC Intros Q2577PWQ 25-inch WQHD Monitor

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AOC rolled out the Q2577PWQ, a 25-inch monitor offering WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) native resolution. The monitor features an IPS LCD panel with LED illumination, which uses a non-PWM method for adjusting brightness (and is hence flicker-free). Other key… Go To Full Article

ASUS Intros N3150-C and N3050-C Celeron "Braswell" Mini-ITX Motherboards

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ASUS introduced the N3150-C and N3050-C, two mini-ITX motherboards based on the Intel Celeron quad-core N3150 and N3050 SoCs, respectively. The two SoCs are based on the "Braswell" silicon, embedding quad-core or dual-core CPUs based on the 64-bit x86 "Airmont"… Go To Full Article

NSA's hacking tool is apparently as easy to use as a Google search

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It's been a couple of years since Edward Snowden and The Guardian introduced us to the NSA's spying tool called XKeyscore. Now, The Intercept has published new details about it from 48 documents Snowden provided, revealing that it's a lot… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte G1 Gaming Geforce GTX 980 Ti Review @HiTech Legion

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"Are all these extras enough to raise the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 980 Ti video card to the top of your list? At a price point of $689.00 USD and one of the highest factory overclocks (with Super OC)… Go To Full Article

Facebook sharing more ad dollars with video creators

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Facebook's shiny logo isn't all that's new for the social network today: The outfit's also announced how it plans to split video ad revenue with publishers. Like YouTube, Facebook will give content creators 55 percent of ad revenue and keep… Go To Full Article

Mark Zuckerberg shows off Facebook's internet lasers

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Most of us use Facebook to show off a new car, an engagement or a particularly notable lunch, but Mark Zuckerberg does it a bit differently. In a Q&A session yesterday Zuckerberg referenced his company's plans for using lasers to… Go To Full Article

Feds hunt for suspects in California internet backbone attack

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A string of attacks in California on one of the core portions of the internet has the FBI searching for suspects. The latest disruption occurred yesterday morning when three fiber-optic cables were cut in Alameda county in the Bay Area.… Go To Full Article

Accessory That Triples Your Laptop Screen

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A company in Belgium is building an add-on for laptops that gives you a dual or triple screen display. Not sure why they are claiming "world's first," remember all those dual and triple screen laptops from gScreen, Toshiba, Storage Systems,… Go To Full Article

Magic Leap adds former Vevo CEO to its mysterious team

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Magic Leap is as mysterious as it's ambitious. Ever since the Google-backed startup raised a whopping $542 million, it's been pegged as the next big thing in mixed reality. But apart from it being a platform that incorporates digital lightfield… Go To Full Article

Apple may launch new iPod models very soon

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Apple may finally launch new iPod models very soon. A MacRumors user recently discovered graphics that seems to show new iPod models in colors that are not currently offered by the Cupertino based company. The image shows an iPod Touch,… Go To Full Article

Sony Xperia Z4 tablet review: a great device saddled with a terrible dock

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Sony's tablets have quietly been getting better over the years. Prioritizing refinement over dazzling new features, the Xperia Z2 Tablet and Z3 Tablet Compact were two of 2014's best. The Xperia Z4 Tablet is the direct replacement to the Z2,… Go To Full Article

Budget Asus ZenFone Go smartphone to arrive later this month

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A leaked image of the Asus ZenFone Go has surfaced today, claimed to be an upcoming entry-level smartphone from the company. The image comes from the same source that had previously leaked the Asus ZenFone Selfie earlier this year. As… Go To Full Article

Snapchat's 'tap to view' takes your fingers off the screen

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Snapchat announced a host of new features for its messaging app on Wednesday. The biggest change is the new "tap to view" feature that, as the name implies, allows users to simply tap the screen to play a video or… Go To Full Article

Disney Infinity might make its way to Microsoft's HoloLens

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It's only natural for an entertainment corporation as massive as The Walt Disney Company, with IP holdings that span the likes of Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, to be exploring the potential of virtual reality. It's something John Vignocchi, VP of… Go To Full Article

Watch the extended 'Uncharted 4' demo at 11am PT on Twitch

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Fans of the Nathan Drake saga are going to want to tune in to Twitch at 11 am Pacific today. Naughty Dog has announced that it will stream the extended E3 press conference demo of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.... Go To Full Article

Retail Fury X coolers still whine, don't include fix

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In my review of the Radeon R9 Fury X, I noted a rather annoying sound emanating from the card. I explained the problem like so: Despite its many virtues, our Fury X review unit does have one… Go To Full Article

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8 will feature a ‘modified’ 16MP ISOCELL camera

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We already know that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8 will pack a 16MP rear camera and feature a 5.4mm thin body. However, the device will not be using the same sensor used on the flagship Galaxy models but a new… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi Mi Band 1S gets certified in Taiwan, packs a heart rate monitor

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The successor to the immensely popular Xiaomi Mi Band has been certified in Taiwan recently. The device made its way to the National Communication Commission (NCC) Taiwan in order to receive certification from the agency. During its stay at the… Go To Full Article

6 futuristic building technologies that will change the world

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By Cat DiStasio Technology progresses at a breakneck pace -- but why is our built environment so far behind? Fortunately, some smart folks have devoted their lives to developing futuristic technologies that can reduce the carbon footprint of buildin...… Go To Full Article

Facebook has a new logo, but the differences are subtle

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Facebook's last logo update came in 2005, but this year, the folks in Menlo Park felt it was time for a change. While the iconic white "f" and blue square will remain, places where the full name is used will… Go To Full Article

'Steve Jobs' trailer looks like the next 'Social Network'

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We got a brief glimpse at Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs film back in May, but today we've finally got a full trailer to watch. Scripted by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing), the biopic stars Michael Fassbender as… Go To Full Article

Sapphire R9 390 Nitro 8GB Review

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Today we look at a sub £300 graphics card from AMD partner Sapphire. The R9 390 Nitro is a model from Sapphire’s new range and features Black Diamond Chokes and a large triple fan cooler to keep temperatures in check.… Go To Full Article

Elusive Microsoft Lumia 1030 could still be in the pipeline, including for Verizon

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The evidence is flimsy at best, but don’t give up all hope for a beastly Windows 10 cameraphone until the fat lady sings. Before Nokia even considered selling its handset business to Microsoft, rumors were rampant in regards to a… Go To Full Article

Living with the Galaxy S6 Edge: Is that curve worth the cost?

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Samsung launched two Galaxy S6 models this spring, but let's face it: The spotlight was really on the curvy, attention-grabbing S6 Edge. I know I was dead-set on trying that one-of-a-kind smartphone as soon as I could. However, I couldn't… Go To Full Article

Samsung Announces New Samsung LEVEL U Wireless Bluetooth Headset

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today announced the Samsung LEVEL U as the newest member of its LEVEL headset lineup. Incorporating the latest in Samsung technology, this new Bluetooth headset pairs a stylish design and a comfortable fit with crystal-clear call… Go To Full Article

Sharkoon Announces the SharkZone M51+ Mouse+Bungee Bundle

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Sharkoon expands its range of input devices and presents the SHARK ZONE M51+ bundle consisting with the new SHARK ZONE M51 Gaming Laser Mouse and equally new SHARK ZONE MB10 Gaming Bungee Hub. The SHARK ZONE M51… Go To Full Article

Get ready to crowdfund a sequel to the original 'The Wicker Man'

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The director of the seminal '70s horror film The Wicker Man is asking all of us to bankroll the final film in his Wicker trilogy. Robin Hardy has launched an Indiegogo campaign asking for film fans to chip in $210,000… Go To Full Article

Huawei's got another low-end smartwatch in the works

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Huawei hasn't even launched its first Android smartwatch yet and it's already talking-up the following entry into the wearables business. As Engadget Chinese reports, the company revealed that it's working on the Band Zero, a watch-style device for c...… Go To Full Article

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