Silicon Power Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-12-19 read/post comments(0)

The Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive from Silicon Power has given us a pretty good impression regarding the transfer speeds and by using sandblasted zinc alloy and plastic, the overall look is quite professional. read more

AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-12-16 read/post comments(0)

The R7 240 AMD-Branded SSD succeeds to perform really well and positions itself along with the latest Vertex 460 and Vector 150 drives from OCZ; the product succeeds to render very good write speeds and it comes in 7mm format, which makes it compatible with the latest ultrabooks. AMD has extended the warranty to 4 years and for added value we are also getting the Acronis proven drive cloning software for easy migration. read more

E-CEROS Revolution 2 Tablet Review

Mobile/Tablets by stefan @ 2014-12-11 read/post comments(0)

The tablet from the E-CEROS Chinese OEM has really impressed us in terms of performance; Revolution 2 is the successor of the original Revolution tablet which was launched last year and packs a gorgeous IPS 2048x1536 9.7’’ display and in some way it has some resemblances with the Apple products. read more

Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2014-12-10 read/post comments(0)

Do not be deceived by the mousy look of the retro Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth retro alarm clock; thanks to the dual drivers, it is able to produce decent quality sound without distortions and at pretty high volumes. The bass is a little on the low side which is perfectly understandable but considering the overall size of the device, we cannot consider this as a negative point. read more

Fractal Kelvin T12 AIO Watercooling Kit Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2014-12-05 read/post comments(0)

Fractal already revealed its upcoming Kelvin water cooling series at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover; at Computex we saw the same prototypes again. Back than the launch date was foreseen for mid-summer. Now on the 9th of December 2014 it is D-day for the new breed of All In One water cooling setups. Fractal proudly announces three AIO models today: the 120mm radiator T12 Kelvin, the S24 being the 240 radiator version and the flagship S36 will be the triple fan version. Today we have a look at the smallest version, the Kelvin T12; this might be together with the S24 the most enclosure compatible version as not all PC cases support a big 360 radiator. It must be said the… read more

ECS Z97I-DRONE Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by stefan @ 2014-12-03 read/post comments(0)

ECS does not disappoint with the release of the cheap ECS Z97I-Drone which allows installation of a powerful Haswell processor which can be paired with RAM up to 16GB and eventually a potent VGA card inside the provided PCI Express x16 slot; be warned however that using a beefy CPU cooler will likely cover the PCI-Express slot completely so we would recommend either sticking with the stock Intel cooler or adopting an all-in-one water cooling solution, which is so accessible these days. read more
Tradeshow & OC events ASUS OPEN OVERCLOCKING CUP 2014 by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-30
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-653 Pro SMB NAS Review by stefan @ 2014-11-29
Storage/HDD Silicon Power Armor Series A30 USB 3.0 2TB Portable HDD Review by stefan @ 2014-11-25
Others/Mice & Keyboards Func MS-2 Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2014-11-24
Memory Corsair DDR4 16GB Vengeance LPX 2800C16 Memory Kit Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-11-18

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 leaks in clearest pictures yet

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The Z1 looks disappointingly similar to Samsung’s low-end Galaxy phones running Android. With Samsung finally ready to launch a Tizen-powered smartphone in the consumer market, it’s not surprising that leaks about the device are coming out more and more often… Go To Full Article

DeepCool Announces the Landking ATX Mid-Tower Case

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DeepCool announced the Landking, an ATX mid-tower case for gaming PC builds, featuring a matte gunmetal gray, industrial design. Measuring 512 mm x 218 mm x 515 mm (LxWxH), the case is made of SECC steel, and ABS plastic, dry-weighing… Go To Full Article

Kodak's finally making smartphones (sort of)

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For a while there it looked like Kodak's moment had come and gone, but the past few months have seen the imaging icon fight back from the brink of irrelevance. Now the company's planning to push a Kodak-branded smartphone, and… Go To Full Article

How do You Recover Data from a microSD Card that Cannot be Read?

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We have all been there and had a storage device of some kind experience a failure, leaving our precious data at risk. But what do you do when the device in question is a microSD card? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post… Go To Full Article

Facebook facing class-action lawsuit over unauthorized message scanning

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We know: Despite its best attempts at proving otherwise, Facebook and privacy have an oil/water reputation -- the latest legal news regarding the company won't help that any, either. A California judge recently ruled that The Social Network will face... Go To Full Article

Next-gen AMD and NVIDIA GPUs delayed

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According to a report from WCCFTech, both AMD and NVIDIA have delayed their next-gen GPUs – entirely due to supply constraints on 20nm and 16nm respectively. The GPU industry has been stuck on the 28nm process for an unprecedented 3… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake TDP-1200M Toughpower 1200W Gold Power Supply Video Review

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"The Thermaltake TDP-1200M Toughpower 1200W Gold Power Supply is outstanding. It comes with a 135mm fan, flat-flexible modular leads, 5 year warranty and is Gold certified. " Go To Full Article

OnePlus gets the all-clear to sell phones in India, for now

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OnePlus' plans for world conquest hit a roadblock when Micromax had the company's smartphones banned in India. It's reasoning was that they allegedly infringed on its exclusive right to use Cyanogen's custom Android software. However, it looks like t...… Go To Full Article

FBI warned of a Sony-style hack in a report last year

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The Sony Pictures hack and its resulting fallout may have caught many people by surprise, but not the FBI -- it apparently suspected for months that something like this might happen. The Intercept has obtained a December 2013 agency report… Go To Full Article

BlackBerry Z20 pictures leaked, specs rumored

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The Z20 is reportedly a mid-range full touchscreen successor to the BlackBerry Z30. BlackBerry took a detour back into the past with a couple of QWERTY smartphones in the last couple of months, including the odd square-shaped BlackBerry Passport. But… Go To Full Article

Your smartphone is changing the way your fingers work

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Your smartphone is changing more than just your habits -- it's changing the way your hands work, too. Swiss researchers have discovered that activity in the brain cortex associated with index fingers and thumbs is enhanced directly in proportion to… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte's wireless scissor-switch keyboard still has gaming chops

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When a company like Gigabyte introduces a new gaming keyboard these days, chances are the thing has mechanical key switches. Not so with Gigabyte's Force K7, which combines laptop-style scissor switches with wireless connectivity—yet still manages not to skimp too… Go To Full Article

Disney Research's trippy tale of immortality is ready to watch

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We didn't expect Disney Research to have one of the more inventive uses of YouTube's crazy frame-rate capabilities, but here we are. The outfit's released its trippy Lucid Dreams of Gabriel short via Google's video wing and, despite it Go To Full Article

SilverStone Raven RV05 Case Review

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Today we are having a look at the Raven RV05, an atypical Midi-ATX case from SilverStone with a rotated motherboard tray and a unique visual appearance. It is the fifth and by far the smallest version of the Raven series… Go To Full Article

Silverstone SFX Series 600W SST-SX600-G @ LanOC Reviews

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Over the past few years we have really seen the Small Form Factor market grow, especially when it comes to small easy to transport gaming PCs, or what we call LAN Rigs. Early in 2013 I upgraded our Lunchbox 2… Go To Full Article

Nvidia SHIELD Tablet gets a swift update to Android 5.0.1

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Nvidia has been extremely quick at updating its latest dedicated gaming device to newer versions of Android. Nvidia was one of the first manufacturers to update its devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop, having updated the SHIELD Tablet to the new… Go To Full Article

Uber's CEO is now a wanted man in South Korea

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2014's been a year to forget for Travis Kalanick, but since there's still a week to go before 2015, there's one more nasty surprise waiting for him. South Korea has indicted Uber's CEO on charges of operating an illegal taxi… Go To Full Article

12 AMD AM1 / Intel Bay Trail motherboard review: budget foundation @ Hardware.Info

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In April AMD introduced its AM1-platform which is meant to serve as a basis for budget PC's. Intel meanwhile introduced the desktop version of their Bay Trail chips at the beginning of this year, better known as the next generation… Go To Full Article

More details about HTC’s next flagship ‘Hima’ surface online

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The latest leak brings information on the device’s processor and dimensions. Rumors about HTC’s next flagship, allegedly codenamed Hima, have been swirling around the internet for a few weeks now, and it seems those rumors have no intention of dying… Go To Full Article

Cyberpower Fangbook Edge 4K Laptop Review

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The killer feature with the Cyberpower Fangbook Edge 4K, as the name suggests, is the inclusion of a 4K display with a mighty resolution of 3,840×2,160 pixels. Adding a 4K display to a regular Fangbook Edge laptop bumps up the… Go To Full Article

ASUS Announces Xonar U3 Plus External DAC with Headphones Amp

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ASUS today announced the Xonar U3 Plus, a pocket-sized USB-powered sound card with a 150-ohm headphone amplifier, studio-grade vocal effects and a full suite of audio enhancements. The Xonar U3 Plus is designed for PC and notebook users who are… Go To Full Article

FSP Announces 80 PLUS Titanium Power Supplies

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Having committed themselves to 'green image' in switch mode power supplies (SMPS) for two decades, FSP Group's corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities reflect in their dedicated policies toward safety, quality and environment. By innovation in improving the performance of SMPS,… Go To Full Article

Supermicro Announces the C7Z97-M Socket LGA1150 Motherboard

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In what's a clear sign of enterprise motherboard manufacturers like Supermicro and TYAN taking an interest in the DIY client-desktop market, Taiwanese company Supermicro launched the C7Z97-M, a micro-ATX, socket LGA1150 motherboard, based on Intel's Z97 Express chipset. It may… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master's Silencio 652S case reviewed

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Phew. It's been a while since I've done one of these. We have a new guy, Jeff Kampman, doing case reviews for us now (and nailing it), so I've been keeping busy with other things. Jeff is occupied with another… Go To Full Article

Japan's first Firefox OS phone is transparent

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Transparency has always been one of Mozilla's big selling points with Firefox OS, but a new smartphone from KDDI in Japan is taking that idea to its literal extreme. KDDI's Fx0 is the first Firefox OS phone to hit Japan,… Go To Full Article

You can now chat on Skype inside Office Online apps

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Want to get advice while you're plugging away at that big report in Office Online? You won't have to fire up a separate app (or website) any longer. As hinted at by recent leaks, Skype chat is now built into… Go To Full Article

Synology DiskStation DS415+ @ techPowerUp

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Synology recently introduced the DS415+. This four-bay NAS mostly targets SMB users and is the first to use an Intel Rangeley quad-core CPU, which allows for very high performance in every possible usage scenario. Go To Full Article

LG exec can't fly to CES after wrecking a Samsung washer

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It was at German trade show IFA that LG's home appliance boss Jo Seong-jin allegedly ran over to Samsung's booth and damaged the rival company's washing machines. Unfortunately, he may have thought that his actions were high-school hijinks, but Samsu... Go To Full Article

Sony Pictures will allow theaters to show 'The Interview' Thursday

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Sony Pictures claimed it couldn't premiere The Interview after major theater chains pulled out due to threats, but independent operators have successfully called it out. Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League tweeted that Sony has authorized screenings ... Go To Full Article

12-inch Apple MacBook Air with slimmer chassis reportedly coming next year

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A new report on DigiTimes claims that Apple will be launching a new 12-inch variant of the MacBook Air next year. Apple reportedly conducted a pilot production run of the new MacBook Air recently and is expected to begin mass… Go To Full Article

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