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

​Xiaomi plans to expand sales to 10 new markets, but the US isn't one of them

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
Looking forward to the day you can buy a Xiaomi smartphone in the US? Keep waiting. The company's founder announced the first ten countries in Xiaomi's international expansion today, and the United States didn't make the cut. A shame, perhaps,… Go To Full Article

GeForce GTX TITAN-Z Market Availability Detailed

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NVIDIA's upcoming flagship graphics card, the dual-GPU GeForce GTX TITAN-Z, could see the light of the day (well lights of a hardware store/warehouse), on April 29, 2014. That's when you'll be able to buy the card from ground stores off… Go To Full Article

Facebook's mobile focus is paying off

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
It's clear that when Facebook said it was going to be a mobile-first company back in 2013, it meant it. It's now surpassed 1 billion active mobile users a month, which is about a 34 percent increase compared to a… Go To Full Article

Antec KÜHLER H2O 1250 Liquid CPU Cooler Video Review

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
"The Antec KÜHLER H2O 1250 Liquid CPU Cooler is a top of the line advanced liquid cooler. It has two 120mm PWM fans, a 240mm aluminum radiator, two large pumps, copper waterblock, durable tubes & RGB LED. It also comes… Go To Full Article

Turtle Beach Titanfall Ear Force Atlas Headset Review @ HardwareHeaven.com

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"A few months ago Kaeyi took a look at the Turtle Beach PX4 in video form. She found that the headset was an exceptional product for PS4 users... Maybe even the best around. Today we take a look at the… Go To Full Article

Apple earnings rise; iPad shipments fall

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
The latest Apple results are in, and if you're an Apple stockholder, there's reason to rejoice. The company didn't just post revenue, profit, and gross margin growth compared to the same quarter a year ago; as Reuters reports, Apple also… Go To Full Article

Tiny USB 3.0 enclosure houses mSATA drives

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So, this is kinda neat. VisionTek has designed a USB 3.0 drive enclosure around the mSATA form factor. That means you can populate it with an ultrabook-sized solid-state drive and have yourself a rather speedy little external storage device. See… Go To Full Article

G.SKILL RipJaws SO-DIMM 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Review @ Vortez

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
Last month G.SKILL announced their new SO-DIMM DDR3 memory and today we are to review an 8GB 1600MHz kit (F3-1600C9D-8GRSL) by installing it within an MSI GE620 notebook to reveal the precise advantages that can be had from a simple… Go To Full Article

BenQ XL-Z Series of Gaming Monitors Shipping In the US

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BenQ America Corp., the fastest growing display brand in North America, today announced the availability of three new additions to its XL-Z series of first-person shooter (FPS) purpose-built gaming monitors: the 27-inch XL2720Z and 24-inch XL2420Z and XL2411Z widescreen full-HD… Go To Full Article

Custom-cooled Radeon R9 290X cards from Asus and XFX reviewed

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
Ok, so these Radeon R9 290X cards have been kicking around for a shamefully long time in Damage Labs without getting a proper review. They were, a few months back, a Very Important Consideration in my list of things to… Go To Full Article

A Siri-controlled Apple TV may be on the way

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Soon you might be able to simply ask your Apple TV to start playing 'House of Cards' rather than fumbling through a series menus. Code found in iOS 7.1's software development kit indicates that Siri is one its way to… Go To Full Article

Facebook Gets U.S. Antitrust Approval To Buy Oculus

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
Well, it looks like it's a done deal. Facebook just got the okay from the U.S. Department of Justice and FTC to buy Oculus. Social network giant Facebook Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus VR Inc, a… Go To Full Article

AMD Athlon 5350 & ASUS AM1I-A Review @ Neoseeker

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
"These new Kabini chips represent a move to create an affordable, low cost desktop platform that can be had by anyone. With a MSRP of $54 for the Athlon 5300 and $60 for the ASUS AM1I-A motherboard, you could assemble… Go To Full Article

Microsoft offers a peek at Remote Desktop to Windows Phone 8.1 users

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Microsoft promised that it would put out a Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone, and it's making good on its word -- provided you're an early adopter, anyway. The company has released a Remote Desktop Preview that requires Windows Phone… Go To Full Article

ASUS First in the World to Unleash Full SATA Express Performance

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ASUS today announced that research and development work supported by Intel has led to the discovery of a BIOS structure that unleashes the true full potential of the latest SATA Express interface standard on future ASUS motherboards. Following the CES… Go To Full Article

VisionTek Releases mSATA SSD Enclosure

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VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PC and Apple Macintosh computers, today announced the immediately availability of the VisionTek mSATA mini Enclosure. The USB 3.0 bus-powered enclosure is a Plug and Play… Go To Full Article

Mini Biostar board has mobile Kabini, passive cooling

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Earlier this month, Biostar revealed a stack of desktop Kabini motherboards designed for the socketed version of AMD's low-power APU. Those aren't the only Kabini-based products in the company's stable, though. Biostar has also cooked up a mini board with… Go To Full Article

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 lineup reaches the US on May 1st

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Americans no longer have to splurge on the high-end Galaxy Tab Pro or Note Pro if they want a modern Samsung tablet -- the more affordable Galaxy Tab 4 range is headed to the US. WiFi versions of the Tab… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini-ITX Case

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Modders-Inc just put the finishing touches on their review of the Cooler Master Elite 110 mini-ITX case. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here. The Coolermaster Elite 110 is a small chassis with a big heart. It has… Go To Full Article

Destiny Website Showing Off Classes

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The Destiny website has been updated with info on the three classes (Titan, Hunter and Warlock) you can play in the game. The video below shows each class in action. Go To Full Article

Dual-core Haswell, desktop GeForce team up in Brix Gaming mini PC

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Gigabyte is prepping another small-form-factor system targeting gamers. This latest addition to the Brix Gaming family combines a Haswell processor with discrete GeForce graphics pulled from Nvidia's desktop GPU family. The system was demoed at a Gigabyte press event in… Go To Full Article

Research Shows Impact Of Facebook Unfriending

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
I don't know about you but, after reading about that kid getting all stabby over a Facebook comment, I'd be afraid to unfriend someone now. The most common reason for unfriending someone from high school is that the person posted… Go To Full Article

Google initiative will lease solar panels to consumers

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Google has just announced another major investment in renewable energy -- not to power its own vast data centers this time, but rather to bring cheaper electricity to the homes of ordinary Americans. Alongside solar cell manufacturer SunPower, the... Go To Full Article

This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web

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What would you say if we told you that it's possible to copy, translate, edit and even erase the text inside any image you find on the internet? Well, you can, and it's a lot easier than you might think.… Go To Full Article

Toshiba Announces Canvio AeroMobile Wireless SSD

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Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Canvio AeroMobile Wireless SSD, a product that offers a smart, easy and more reliable way to store, stream, and share files and media from… Go To Full Article

Intel x86 Devices Get Adobe AIR Support on Android

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Adobe today announced native packaging support of AIR applications for Intel® Architecture based Android devices. According to Adobe, they are responding to increasing developer demand for support of Intel® Atom™ processor-based devices. There are more than 50,000 unique AIR mobile… Go To Full Article

Fractal Arc XL @ LanOC Reviews

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
It's a little crazy to think that just a few years ago Fractal stormed the market with their Scandinavian designs. Now Fractal is a common name in the enthusiast scene. They were able to do this because they never compromise… Go To Full Article

OnePlus One is official

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OnePlus does not want consumers to settle, and with the One, is offering a device through which they don’t have to. After months of aggressive marketing, OnePlus has finally revealed its first smartphone, the OnePlus One. One of the main… Go To Full Article

Leaked LG G3 screenshots show flatter UI, Google Now-like features

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The latest bout of LG G3 leaks show that the company is adopting a flatter look for its interface and building in contextual features. LG’s next flagship phone is still a few months away from becoming official, but details on… Go To Full Article

ASRock Fatal1ty FM2A88X+ Killer Socket FM2+ Motherboard Review

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
Today, here at OCinside.de we test the ASRock Fatal1ty FM2A88X+ Killer - a brand new Socket FM2+ motherboard with special gaming features, or rather killer features. The Socket FM2+ motherboard is backward compatible with Socket FM2, so we have… Go To Full Article

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