Xiaomi Mi4 64GB Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-02-24 read/post comments(0)

After testing a lot of aspects of the Mi4 smartphone which was the Xiaomi flagship of last year, we can consider ourselves quite impressed in terms of performance and the gap it has created over the mainstream models we have tested in the past is quite big. read more

Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-02-22 read/post comments(0)

TransMemory-EX II is not a product to skip from Toshiba since it features very good transfer speeds when working with large files (confirmed from the performed benchmarks), a solid build and also comes with EX II Pad Locker, which adds value to the product. read more

NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-02-16 read/post comments(0)

DOKO is a new PC streaming device from NZXT which allows connecting peripherals remotely thanks to the USB Over IP technology and connects to our TV via HDMI (1080P@30Hz). For optimal experience, we are recommended to connect the DOKO directly to our router on a wired connection and the same thing must be said about the station we are streaming from; if the bandwidth is not sufficient because of an improper connection, we may experience desyncs or even artifacts. read more

Silicon Power Mobile X31 OTG USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-02-13 read/post comments()

Silicon Power has recently introduced its lightweight mobile USB 3.0 OTG drive which can be used to transport and transfer data between multiple mobile devices and while its read speeds are pretty good, it falls a bit short on the writes; considering that the Android and Windows tablets which support this function are mostly USB 2.0, the lower write speeds should not be such a bit inconvenience, but when copying data from our PCs to the drive, we can see it lagging a bit. read more

Corsair Hydro H110i GT CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2015-02-10 read/post comments(0)

Corsair is one of the leading brands in the All In One liquid cooling solutions market. By teaming up with Asetek and Cool IT they are able to use the latest technology and add to these provided cooling solutions their own little trademarks. Lately the AIO market is closing the gap on the Do it Yourself market performance wise. The generated noise to deliver the best cooling can still be somewhat over the top, though by introducing the 140mm fan versions a better performance versus noise ratio was achieved. Nevertheless in this market one can never rest on its laurels. Other brands alike Fractal Design and LEPA introduced some interesting products that gave similar specced Hydro products a decent run… read more

Noreve iPad Air 2 Protective Cases Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2015-02-06 read/post comments()

Depending on our preference, we have plenty of ranges to choose from for the models they have available (iPad Air 2); Noreve can also ship the products wrapped as gifts or give us the possibility to choose a different colour for the interior lining, but an extra fee will be applied. read more
Storage/Other Patriot Memory Supersonic Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2015-02-04
Mobile/Tablets Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Tablet Review by stefan @ 2015-01-29
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone XH97V Review by stefan @ 2015-01-28
Cooling/CPU Cooling Noctua NH-D15 CPU Tower Air Cooler Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-01-27
Others/Mice & Keyboards Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB Fully Mechanical Gaming Keyboard by stefan @ 2015-01-21

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Synology DS2015xs Review: An ARM-based 10G NAS

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Synology is one of the most popular COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) NAS vendors in the SMB / SOHO market segment. The NAS models introduced by them in 2014 were mostly based on Intel Rangeley (the Atom-based SoCs targeting the storage and… Go To Full Article

Twitter makes reporting trolls easier, cracks down on repeat offenders

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In the ongoing battle agains trolls, abusive users and other rule-breakers, Twitter has expanded how it can attempt to squash tweet-based troubles. If someone is impersonating another through a Twitter account, or leaking sensitive personal data, any... Go To Full Article

Harrison Ford will return in 'Blade Runner' sequel

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Need more good news after today's net neutrality ruling? Deadline and Variety report it has been confirmed that Harrison Ford will return to the role of Rick Deckard in the Blade Runner sequel that's currently in the works. Ridley Scott… Go To Full Article

'Fable' going free-to-play on Xbox One and Windows 10

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Now you can add "price" alongside "gameplay" to the list of aspects that separates Fable Legends from its forebears. That's because the game's launching as a free-to-play title on Windows 10 and gratis with an Xbox Live Gold subscription on… Go To Full Article

Scientists puzzled by 'bright spots' on surface of dwarf planet Ceres

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As NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, researchers aren't sure what's causing the "bright spots" on its surface. The imaging orbiter snapped the above picture from 29,000 miles (46,000 km) away just last week, but u... Go To Full Article

Tesoro Gungnir Black optical gaming mouse with RGB illumination goes official

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Tesoro Technology USA Inc. today unveiled its new high-tech Gungnir Black optical gaming mouse that comes with customizable RGB illumination. The Gungnir Black gets its name from the spear Odin used in Norse mythology. It comes with a 3500 DPI… Go To Full Article

Samsung announces industry’s first 128GB ultra-fast embedded memory for smartphones

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Samsung today introduced the first 128GB embedded memory for smartphones based on the UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 2.0 standard for next-gen flagship smartphones. The main highlight of the new UFS memory is the significant improvement in speed. The UFS standard… Go To Full Article

Google plans to take on Apple Pay with ‘Android Pay’

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According to a report published on ArsTechnica, Google is planning on launching a new payment API called ‘Android Pay’ at its I/O developers conference scheduled to be held in May. The new ‘Android Pay’ platform will be used for in-store… Go To Full Article

Imagination Technologies reveals PowerVR Series 7XT GPUs with a claimed 1.6 TFLOPS

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Imagination Technologies today revealed its new PowerVR Series 7XT GPUs that it will be announcing at the Mobile World Congress next week. The new PowerVR Series 7XT GPUs bring a significant leap in performance over the Series 6XT GPUs, with… Go To Full Article

Sony officially teases the Xperia Z4 Tablet

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The tablet will be announced at Mobile World Congress. The Xperia Z4 Tablet leaked out through a misstep on Sony’s part earlier this week, and now the Japanese manufacturer has taken to Twitter to officially confirm that the tablet will… Go To Full Article

Facebook lets you specify any gender you want

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Facebook already has a range of gender options for those who don't fit neatly into male/female categories, but it just took that accommodation one step further. Much like Google, Facebook now lets you specify any gender you want -- you're… Go To Full Article

Huawei Honor 6 Smartphone Review

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Huawei is a well known manufacturer of smartphones and tablets. In this review we look at the new 5 inch Huawei Honor 6 Smartphone. It's based on a 1,7 GHz Quad Core Cortex-A15 and a 1,3… Go To Full Article

Pebble took just two days to beat its crowdfunding record

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Pebble Time isn't just one of the fastest-moving Kickstarter projects -- it's now one of the biggest, too. The color smartwatch took a mere two days to get more funding than its predecessor, hitting the $10.3 million mark with 29… Go To Full Article

Google Search lets you Hangout directly with businesses

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Want to know if that burrito is made from sustainable, organic ingredients? If you found the restaurant on Google Search, you might be ask the proprietor himself on Hangouts, thanks to a new experimental feature. A Google rep told Techcrunch… Go To Full Article

'Bejeweled' co-creator has a new studio devoted to 'social' virtual reality

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What do you do after co-founding a studio responsible for myriad massive successes? From Bejeweled, to Peggle, to the massively popular Plants vs. Zombies, former PopCap Games co-founder John Vechey left a wake of breakthrough gaming franchises. Afte... Go To Full Article

How to Open Terminal in the Current OS X Finder Location

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Have you ever been working in OS X’s Finder and wanted to open the Terminal in that exact location? There’s an easy way to do this, and then there’s an even easier way. Go To Full Article

Apple holding March 9th 'spring forward' event ahead of Watch launch

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You know the drill. Apple issues an invite for an event, and tech media channels go wild with speculation. Except that we know the event in question this time, scheduled for March 9, is almost certainly about the Apple Watch.… Go To Full Article

Battlefield Hardline On PC

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All you have to do is read the intro to this article to know this guy is one of us. For those of you that might have missed it, make sure you check out our Battlefield Hardline Video Card Performance… Go To Full Article

Motorola will let you customize your next smartwatch

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Motorola's philosophy is that if you can't customize it, it probably isn't worth buying, which is why Moto Maker will soon let you tailor the Moto 360 to your individual taste. In an interview with Wired, the company's Dickon Isaacs… Go To Full Article

States can no longer restrict city-run broadband internet

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Today is one of the more momentous days in the FCC's recent history. Its net neutrality vote will get most of the press attention, but its moves to protect municipal broadband from state legislators are also quite important. The proposal… Go To Full Article

Five miles of Hyperloop test track will be built in California

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If you were worried that Hyperloop was nothing more than a fantasy, you might be happy to learn that some companies are taking the idea very seriously. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one of the companies inspired by Elon Musk's idea of… Go To Full Article

The state of Linux gaming in the SteamOS era

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Now, more than a year into the SteamOS era (measuring from that beta launch), the nascent Linux gaming community is cautiously optimistic about the promise of a viable PC gaming market that doesn't rely on a Microsoft OS. Despite technical… Go To Full Article

This is how Astro does Xbox One headphones

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It wasn't long ago you needed to buy a set of purpose-made cans if you wanted a pair of gaming headphones. Thanks to how the PlayStation 4's and Xbox One's controllers are designed, though, that isn't the case anymore. For… Go To Full Article

Flash drives still have problems

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Kroll Ontrack, a company which specialises in data recovery, claimed that while nearly 90 percent of the people they surveyed used solid state drives (SSD), a third claimed they had some malfunctions. Obviously Kroll has something of… Go To Full Article

LG Replaces Android Wear: Adds LTE, GPS and NFC to the Watch Urbane

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Today LG pre-announced significant additions to their high-end wearable, the LG Watch Urbane, via a new edition called the LG Watch Urbane LTE. Both devices will officially launch at Mobile World Congress next week. From a feature standpoint, the LG… Go To Full Article

Upcoming NUC to feature 28W Broadwell-U chip

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A more powerful version of Intel's Broadwell NUC is inbound, according to the folks at FanlessTech. The site has posted a couple of slides that outline a NUC powered by the Core i7-5557U, a 28W incarnation of Broadwell-U. Go To Full Article

The White House has officially launched its new cyber warfare agency

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One of the reasons that the US has been slow to respond to attacks is because its security agencies don't talk to each other. This lack of communication may make the FBI, CIA etc look very butch, but it's pretty… Go To Full Article

Healthcare systems are subject to hacking

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Hospitals, clinics, trusts and insurers are under a barrage of cyberattacks but the healthcare section does not seem to be spending enough money to protect itself. According to ABI Research, cybersecurity for healthcare protection will only be… Go To Full Article

Hardcopy peripherals value grew

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A report from IDC said that values of hardcopy peripherals worldwide increased in the fourth quarter by 1.7 percent, bringing in revenues of $15.2 billion. But although the value figure was up, unit shipments fell by 2.6… Go To Full Article

Google's bringing sponsored app placements to the Play Store

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Google is about to allow software companies to promote their apps on the Android Play Store, a space that was previously off-limits for advertising. That means alongside regular search results, you'll soon see apps from companies with the biggest mar... Go To Full Article

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