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

Google initiative will lease solar panels to consumers

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
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

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
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

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
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

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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

Hacker attacks on websites shot up 75 percent last quarter

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Akami Technologies' State of the Internet report for Q4 2013 has just arrived, and one stat stands out like a bad rash: DDoS (denial of service) attacks were up 75 percent over last quarter, and 23 percent from the year… Go To Full Article

Big iPhone 6 rumoured to be late

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
While the world+dog has been plagued by the usual rumours about the iPhone 6, we found one which was potentially brilliant – the world will not have to suffer the super-sized version until next year. Chinese website… Go To Full Article

AMD will develop a 20nm process

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
AMD has confirmed that it is developing chips that would be made using 20nm manufacturing technology and will press ahead with fabrication processes that include those with FinFET transistors. There had been talk of AMD slowing down… Go To Full Article

Pure Acoustics MCP50 Bluetooth Portable Entertainment System Review

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
"Everyone likes a sing-a-long in our family, so today I'll be reviewing one of the portable karaoke / Bluetooth speaker systems from Pure – the MCP50. I'll also be taking a separate look at its big brother – the MCP100… Go To Full Article

Japan Display promises 4K tablet screens that won't kill your battery

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If we draw an almost totally arbitrary line in the sand and call it "500 pixels per inch," then smartphones now stand proudly on one side of it, while tablets still languish on the other. Japan Display is gently nudging… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Core V71 Full-Tower Case Review

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Thermaltake is no stranger to the computer chassis market. With Reddot design awards for their Chaser A71 and Level 10 enclosures, they aren’t afraid to try different approaches to chassis design. With their new Core V71 Full Tower chassis, Thermaltake… Go To Full Article

Thecus Unaffected by Heartbleed

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While Thecus NAS do make use of OpenSSL, the specific branches adopted by Thecus's software development team are in fact entirely unaffected by Heartbleed (as it only affects versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f). So when the news about Heartbleed broke, Thecus… Go To Full Article

Viber's first major redesign makes it look right at home on the iPhone

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Internet calling and messaging service Viber does a solid job of constantly bringing new features to its apps, regardless of the platform. Now, some seven months after iOS 7 was released, Viber is finally changing the looks of its iPhone… Go To Full Article

Silverstone Raven RVZ01 Mini-ITX Case Review @ Hardware Asylum

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
This may be difficult for a high-end hardware enthusiast to admit but Mini-ITX motherboards serve a purpose in the enthusiast world and their potential has been largely unrealized due to lack luster case designs. Go To Full Article

AMD says no to the budget tablet market

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
An Intel-like contra revenue strategy isn’t in the cards for AMD, but company brass are upbeat about the possibility of success in the high-end market. An aggressive push into the low-end tablet market to win some business away from ARM,… Go To Full Article

Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killer

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware. Luckily, that's not the case with OnePlus. Today, the Shenzhen-based company has finally… Go To Full Article

SilentiumPC Supremo M1 700 W @ techPowerUp

@ 2014/04/24 read/post comments(0)
SilentiumPC is a fresh Polish company that was established in 2007. Today, we will take a look at their first Platinum PSU, the Supremo M1-700 with high efficiency, semi-passive operation for lower noise output, and a semi-modular cabling design.… Go To Full Article

Toshiba Starts Mass Production of World's First 15 nm NAND Flash Memory

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed the world's first 15-nanometer (nm) process technology, which will apply to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) NAND flash memories. Mass production with the new technology will start at the end of April at… Go To Full Article

DigitalStorm Slade Pro Workstation PC Review

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
While system integrators are often best known for their high performance gaming PCs, they can also carve out a niche with customized workstation systems. Go To Full Article

Google's new mobile ads help find apps that fit your daily habits

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Ads for mobile apps are rarely personal; they're more often based on search keywords than your actual habits. Google is fixing this today with new ads in search and on YouTube that reflect your day-to-day app uses and purchases. If… Go To Full Article

VESA and MIPI Announce Display Stream Compression Standard

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
For some time now the consumer electronics industry has been grappling with how to improve the performance and efficiency of display interfaces, especially in light of more recent increases in display resolution. Through the eras of DVI, LVDS/LDI, HDMI, and… Go To Full Article

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz is working on a new series for Netflix

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
There's no word on another new season or movie for Arrested Development, but now the show's creator Mitch Hurwitz is working with Netflix on something new. As first reported by Deadline Hollywood, Hurwitz has signed a multi-year deal to create… Go To Full Article

Rapoo Introduces the E9080 and E9180P Wireless Touchpad Keyboards

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Rapoo's ultra-slim, 5.6 mm, E9080 and E9180 Wireless Touchpad Keyboards combine two peripherals in one easy solution. Boasting a sleek, aluminum exterior and scissor key structure, the keyboards with integrated touchpads provide a cable-free, stylish and comfortable typing experience.… Go To Full Article

HTC's Droid DNA gets a bite of KitKat on April 24th

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
Don't worry, Droid DNA fans -- HTC may have given the One series its first batch of Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades, but it still has plenty of love for Verizon's late 2012 flagship. The phone maker's Mo Versi now expects… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte Shows Off A Trio of Z97 Motherboards

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
With less than three weeks to go until the official launch of the 9 Series chipsets, Gigabyte has decided to share a few pictures depicting three of its boards powered by the Z97. Seen below are the Z97X-UD5H BK (Black… Go To Full Article

Apple's OS X beta testing is now open to the public

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Apple has released public beta tests of individual Mac apps in recent years, but OS X itself has largely been off-limits unless you've registered as a developer. That changes now Apple has launched the OS X Beta Seed Program. Starting… Go To Full Article

1Password's iOS and Mac apps get better sync and edit features

@ 2014/04/23 read/post comments(0)
If you use 1Password, you might be worried about the security of your private data, what with all the talk about Heartbleed. Fortunately, the software's developer, AgileBits, says 1Password isn't affected by the OpenSSL exploit, but some of the sites...… Go To Full Article

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