ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-10-20 read/post comments()

The mini PC kit ECS has offered is shipped in a DIY format, and incorporates a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. The footprint of the product allows us to carry it anywhere and it can be even powered by an USB powerbank, if it can deliver at least 2.1 A. read more

Vivi wins MSI MOA 2014 Grand Final

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-17 read/post comments()

It is that time of the year again, when the best overclockers of the world gather in the center of hardware, Taipei City for the yearly clash at MSI's Master Overclocking Arena. MOA 2014 is spread out over two days: on day one aka the Classic Battle, the overclockers work with hardware provided by the present sponsors: MSI, Intel, Kingston, G.Skill, Cooler Master, ViewSonic and SteelSeries. Day two, the No Limits Battle has the goal to break as many World Records with, of course, MSI hardware. read more


Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2014-10-15 read/post comments()

The newest reincarnation of the COOKOO watch features numerous improvements and now the watches are split in two different categories, the Sporty Chic Collection but also the Urban Explorer Collection. Thanks to the simplified notification system and Bluetooth LE, the internal battery can last up to one full year and it can be replaced by simply removing the back cover with a familiar CR2032 model. read more

COUGAR 700M Aluminum Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-10-13 read/post comments()

COUGAR 700M is an interesting futuristic mouse which features the popular ADNS-9800 sensor which allows DPI values up to 8200. Adjustments are available for the palm rest in order to fit with multiple hand shapes and also for allowing both claw and palm grips; value is added via the configuration software which allows full button remapping, adjusting the DPI steps, macros, LED lighting and so on. read more

Elephone G3 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-10-10 read/post comments(0)

Elephone has recently launched the G3, a terminal aimed at older users at a surprisingly low sale price. What are we offered for just $50? A smartphone incorporating one 4.5’’ IPS screen and has at its core a dual-core MTK6572 SoC at 1GHz, while the video acceleration is managed by a Mali-400 MP1 at 500MHz. For added value we also get a screen protector and a transparent silicone case. read more

HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-10-09 read/post comments()

The HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo card features a proven 2-fan cooling system and is overclocked from the factory; the custom PCB ensures stability, better overclocking potential and the card should run fine games up to 2560x1440 with medium to high detail levels. read more
Others/All-in-one PC Giada D2308U Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2014-10-07
Videocards/VGA Reviews Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 285 WindForce OC Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-10-06
Others/All-in-one PC iconBIT Toucan Nano 4K Android Mini-PC Review by stefan @ 2014-10-02
Cases & PSU/Cases Corsair Carbide 240 AIR Computer Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-01
Motherboards/Intel S1150 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-09-29

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Thecus® & Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
Introducing the benefits of Thecus hardware and Microsoft software With the announcement last month of the award-winning Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials NAS release, Microsoft and Thecus have lain down the gauntlet for the storage industry. Featuring…

[M] Vivi wins MSI MOA 2014 Grand Final

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
It is that time of the year again, when the best overclockers of the world gather in the center of hardware, Taipei City for the yearly clash at MSI's Master Overclocking Arena. MOA 2014 is spread out over two days:… Go To Full Article

Thermalright Announces HR-02 Macho Zero CPU Cooler

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
Since its release in the summer of 2011, the Macho is undoubtedly the first choice for hardware enthusiasts who are looking for a very powerful and quiet CPU cooler. Now, the favorite Thermalright cooler of all times is available in… Go To Full Article

In Win Launches 707 and 703 PC Chassis

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In Win Development Inc., a leading innovator in PC design and winner of internationally renowned design awards, has today announced availability of its new 707 full-tower and 703 mid-tower, mainstream PC chassis. Available initially in Gaming Black,… Go To Full Article

Streacom Announces NC2 NUC Case

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Streacom is pleased to announce the NC2, the bigger brother of our ultra compact NC1 NUC chassis. With the release of Haswell NUC boards, we saw the introduction of SATA ports and the need for internal 2.5″ storage. Go To Full Article

'Assassin's Creed' and 'Watch Dogs' lead Jade Raymond has left Ubisoft

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The driving force behind some of Ubisoft's most successful franchises and best moments is no longer with the game maker as of today. Jade Raymond, executive producer on Assassin's Creed II, Watch Dogs and Splinter Cell: Blacklist, has left the...… Go To Full Article

Sorry, theater actors: now robots can play leading roles

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We've seen robots star in plays before, but the one in a new production of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis doesn't take on a bit role or even a supporting one: it's the show's lead actor. While we feel bad for… Go To Full Article

Antec ISK 600 @ techPowerUp

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The Antec ISK 600 aims to deliver a well-rounded feature set in a compact mini-ITX chassis to those looking for an understated, but functional chassis. Clocking in at a price point where the usual competition is present, it will be… Go To Full Article

Apple wants all iOS apps to use 64-bit code starting in February

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Apple may have only introduced 64-bit computing to iPhones and iPads a little over a year ago, but it's already preparing for the day when legacy 32-bit code is gone for good. The Cupertino crew is now telling developers that… Go To Full Article

EK Introduces MSI X99S XPower MOSFET Water Blocks

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EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce EK-MOSFET MSI X99 XPower - a new water block for water cooling of the power regulation (VRM / MOSFETs) module on MSI X99S XPower motherboard.… Go To Full Article

Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results

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Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue… Go To Full Article

How to Save Drive Space by Offloading Local Files to the Cloud

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If you’re thinking about buying a new hard drive because you’re running out of capacity, you can quickly free up a lot of space by offloading large files to the cloud. Go To Full Article

Skype for Windows Phone lets you share drawings with friends

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Ever wanted to convey more in a Skype chat than simple text and photos can manage, such as directions to your home? If you're using Windows Phone, you now have a better way to express yourself. Microsoft has posted a… Go To Full Article

SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard Capsule Review

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RGB variants of mechanical keyboards are very popular nowadays, but what about those users that want to stick with a classic membrane keyboard and gamers on a budget? SteelSeries' Apex Gaming keyboard might be what they are looking for, as… Go To Full Article

Tractor beams are suddenly a lot more plausible

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Tractor beams now have a better shot at crossing from science fiction trope to reality, thanks to scientists at The Australian National University (ANU). They managed to push and pull a 0.2mm sized particle nearly 20cm using a "hollow" laser… Go To Full Article

Apple's iOS 8.1 update is waiting for you to download it

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Well, it's Monday, and that can only mean one thing: Apple's iOS 8.1 update has finally gone live for your installing pleasure. To recap, the new software - which is debuting just over a month since iOS 8 first hit… Go To Full Article

OnePlus One to open up pre-orders soon, but there's a catch

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The OnePlus One has been sort of an underground hit, namely due to the fact you could only purchase the handset with an invite. Thankfully, if you've had your eyes on it for a while, OnePlus just revealed that its… Go To Full Article

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare needs 6GB of RAM and 55GB of storage

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is due out on November 4, and the minimum system requirements have appeared on Steam. In some respects, they're not too demanding; any reasonably recent CPU and discrete graphics card should do. However, the new… Go To Full Article

Corsair HX1000i PSU

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
"The Corsair HX1000i PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with one +12V rail (83,3 A), a 140mm Fan, 12x SATA hard disk connectors and 8x PCI-e 6+2-Pin." Go To Full Article

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 Review at HardwareHeaven

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"Today we take a look at some performance memory for X99 in our Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 Review." Go To Full Article

Here are all the HTC devices with Android 5.0 on the way, and the ETAs of the OTAs

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HTC plans to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop to no less than 12 smartphones currently running 4.4 KitKat, and naturally, the One M7 and M8 Google Play Editions are first in line. With an unchanged official stance on Android 5.0… Go To Full Article

Microsoft smartwatch rumors resurface, holiday season time frame eyed

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The speculation has resurfaced, get it, reSurfaced? Taking an entirely different approach to its smartwatch debut than archenemy Apple, Microsoft is believed to have been secretly working on a health-centric wearable for more than a year, with the end result… Go To Full Article

Amazon Kindle Voyage review

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When Amazon introduced an updated version of its flagship Kindle Paperwhite last year, it took the easy way out -- after all, tweaked internals, improved software and slightly better lighting do not a thrilling e-reader make. The 2013 Paperwhite... Go To Full Article

Cooltek Intros GT-03 ATX Mid-tower Case

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Cooltek rolled out the GT-03, an ATX mid-tower case that looks heavily inspired by some of the recent works of SilverStone, such as the Raven RV-05. Where it falters is the use of SECC steel and matte ABS plastic, instead… Go To Full Article

Gmail for Android could become a hub for all your email accounts

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A leaked video spotted by Android Police appears to show sweeping changes for Gmail 5.0 on Android, including integration with Yahoo, Microsoft and other email services. We say "appears," because the strangely formatted video came from an anonymous... … Go To Full Article

Biostar Intros iDEQ-T1 Compact Desktop

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BIOSTAR has announced the iDEQ-T1 series mini PC, a micro-mini computer specifically designed to subvert the conventional desktop PC by being smaller, lighter and more mobile but with similar features and capabilities. At just two thirds the surface area of… Go To Full Article

Microsoft has a smartwatch. Again

@ 2014/10/21 read/post comments(0)
Never let it be said that Microsoft doesn’t copy its competitors. Because it always has, and always will and has never “innovated” anything apart from marketing hype. So it is no surprise to read that Microsoft is… Go To Full Article

Double your chances – two mouse wheels take you to victory

@ 2014/10/20 read/post comments(0)
he innovative PRIME Z-DW gaming mouse features two mouse wheels and configuration software to program your own commands Weertzen, 20.10.2014 – The new gaming mouse PRIME Z-DW offers not just one, but two mouse wheels. Gamers…

Dyson tackles the humidifier, kills water-based bacteria with UV light

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In a launch presentation in Tokyo, Japan (apparently the company's favorite place for new product launches), Dyson tackled the surprisingly sketchy hygiene issues that come with more typical humidifiers. To prove how gosh-darn better Dyson's Hygienic... Go To Full Article

Google gives you the tools to build apps for Android 5.0 Lollipop

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The official Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for your phone may be weeks away, but Google has delivered all the ingredients for you to make Lollipop-ready apps. The search firm has released both the finished Lollipop developer kit and a fresh… Go To Full Article

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