Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2015-05-28 read/post comments()

The market is currently flooded with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 flash drives from different manufacturers; to make it more interesting, Lexar saw fit to introduce a new element, the always-on, easy-to-read capacity meter which shows us how much space we have left on the device but for added value we also have the ability to encrypt our files thanks to the EncryptStick Lite software, which is pre-loaded onto the device. read more

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen Convertible Review

Mobile/Tablets by stefan @ 2015-05-26 read/post comments()

As the Dell Venue 11 Pro Convertible, the ThinkPad Helix 2-in-1 works on the same principle which means passive cooling, producing absolutely zero noise when operating, which is quite an achievement. The tested model comes equipped with the Intel Core M 5Y10 processor and is paired with 4GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM and a Samsung 128GB SSD. We are also getting a keyboard dock and a tablet pen along with the Helix which add multiple functionality to the product. read more

OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2015-05-20 read/post comments()

With the ARC 100, OCZ has succeeded to bring another affordable SSD product on the market, which is utilizing the Barefoot 3 M10 controller, the latest Toshiba A19nm MLC NAND and while it does not break records, it is very durable as it has been demonstrated before by some other review websites. read more

Fractal Design Kelvin S36 360mm Liquid Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2015-05-19 read/post comments(0)

Swedish Fractal Design already revealed its upcoming Kelvin CPU water cooling series way back at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover. At last year's Computex we saw the same prototypes again, scheduled for a summer release. Finally in December 2014 the retail versions popped up; Fractal Design added three AIO models to their Kelvin AIO line-up: a 120mm radiator T12 Kelvin, the S24 being the 240 radiator version and the flagship S36 as the triple fan version. Today we have a look at the latter version, the Kelvin S36. The AIO market is already pretty saturated with versions from Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master, Enermax and Swiftech. What makes this Fractal Design S36 stand out from the crowd? Time to explore the Sweed's… read more

Toshiba MQ02ABF075 2.5'' Mobile Thin HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-05-16 read/post comments()

The MQ02ABF075 drive from Toshiba exhibits good performances for a 5400RPM drive and comes with two platters and four heads on a 7mm form factor. This drive is mostly meant for ultrabooks and high-end multimedia devices, which do not need very high read/write performances but more storage space at a low price, while conserving battery life. read more

TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Dual Band Router Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2015-05-13 read/post comments()

Based on a second generation Broadcom chipset, the Archer C9 AC1900 router shares many characteristics with the C8 which we have reviewed previously, including elements of design. The router takes quite little space on the table and is ventilated properly thanks to the grill located in the back. We again have two USB ports available for data transfer or for connecting printers; in our tests, the USB 3.0 transfer speeds seem to be quite improved, but it won’t be able to match low-end NAS capabilities yet. read more
Others/Networking Gear Synology DiskStation DS415+ NAS Review by stefan @ 2015-05-12
Mobile/Smart Phones VKWorld VK2015 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-05-03
Mobile/Smart Phones Meizu MX4 32GB Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-04-28
Mobile/Tablets Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Convertible Review by stefan @ 2015-04-23
Others/Mice & Keyboards Corsair Gaming Sabre Optical RGB Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2015-04-21

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

This foldable drone origamis itself and dissolves when done

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MIT recently unveiled -- or rather, unfurled -- an unusual drone specimen. The tiny robot weighs a third of a gram and is just 1.7 cm long. It starts its existence as a flat, paper or polystyrene wafer. When activated… Go To Full Article

Google wants you to buy Big Macs with your face

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Google may have been the first big tech company to push NFC payments, but it was Apple Pay that got the public excited about buying things with your smartphone. At a Google I/O session for Android Pay, the search giant… Go To Full Article

Catalyst 15.5 betas promise gains in Project Cars, Witcher 3

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AMD has just posted some Catalyst 15.5 beta drivers in response to the releases of Project Cars and The Witcher 3. The official release notes are pretty sparse, but they mention a CrossFire profile update for The… Go To Full Article

What sweet treat will the 'M' in 'Android M' stand for?

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In no surprise to anyone, Google announced that its next version of Android will be called "M," the natural followup to Lollipop and its other edible mobile operating systems. We won't know for some time what the "M" will stand… Go To Full Article

'3D printing' used to test a 'cure' for type-1 diabetes

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Researchers are one step closer to reducing the effects of type-1 diabetes after developing a way to implant insulin-generating cells into the pancreas. According to publisher IOP, this method was previously unsuccessful, but has begun to work now th...… Go To Full Article

PC Market To Stall Ahead Of Windows 10

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According to industry analysts using a custom "glocal" research model, it has been determined that PC shipments will decline 6.2% ahead of the launch of Windows 10. Our very own in-house analyst verified these findings. According to the latest figures… Go To Full Article

LEPA MaxPlatinum Series 1700 W @ techPowerUp

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Today, we will evaluate LEPA's flagship PSU with a capacity of 1.7 kW and efficiency levels that its official specs say to surpass 80 PLUS Platinum requirements. This unit is only compatible with 230 VAC mains, so you won't find… Go To Full Article

Acer outs three new models of its Liquid Leap wearable

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Last month, Acer teased a trio of new wearables in New York City. Today it's making them official. Enter the Liquid Leap Active, Leap Curve and Leap Fit, all designed with fitness, activity tracking and removable bands in mind. The… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA starts selling its Android TV-powered Shield media hub

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Been jonesing for a very high-powered, Android TV-based media hub? You now have a chance to do something about that craving, as NVIDIA has started selling its Shield set-top box in North America. Pay $199 and you'll get the regular… Go To Full Article

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review

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The battle for the living room is heating up with forays from multiple vendors. As the cord-cutting trend gains momentum, the time seems to be right for disruption. Coinciding with Google I/O, NVIDIA is announcing the availability of the SHIELD… Go To Full Article

MSI AG240 AIO PC Review

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MSI is a well known Hardware Manufacturer of both Graphics Cards and Motherboards. In this review we look at something else - their brand new MSI AG240 AIO PC with Intel Core i7, GeForce GTX 860M,… Go To Full Article

GoPro unveils a 360-degree camera array for VR videos

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Now that Google has announced Jump, a new VR technology platform that lets you create and share 3D content, you're probably wondering how you can do exactly that. Well, Google has partnered with GoPro to come up with a solution:… Go To Full Article

Google's Cloud Messaging now sends notifications to iOS devices

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Google's Cloud Messaging is no longer just for sending alerts to Android devices or your web browser. The internet giant has announced that the service now pushes notifications to iOS devices as well -- your favorite app can deliver updates… Go To Full Article

Google Maps delivers destination info, voice directions while offline

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Sometimes you still need navigation and destination info when you're offline. Google is delivering just that with offline Maps. Even when you're not connected (or in airplane mode), the app will still provide information on places in your searches. T... Go To Full Article

Google Photos is a storage service heading to mobile and web

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Google is launching a standalone photo-hosting service called Google Photos. This is a "home" and an organizational system for all of your selfies and other pictures, Director of Google Photos Anil Sabharwal announced today at Google I/O. Rumors of ... Go To Full Article

Google standardizing fingerprint IDs across Android devices

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At its I/O conference, Google's just revealed that it will standardize fingerprint ID security across Android M devices, so that manufacturers like Samsung don't need to build their own. That means developers will be able to use an open system… Go To Full Article

Android Pay will arrive with Android M, handle payments via NFC

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Google SVP Sundar Pichai may have tipped the company's hand on mobile payments back in Barcelona, but he offered little detail on how the system would work. At I/O 2015, though, the folks in Mountain View served up a wealth… Go To Full Article

Google debuts Android M, which is all about 'polish and quality'

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Like clockwork, Google lifted the veil on Android M at its I/O developer conference today, an event that's traditionally served as the company's launchpad for its mobile OS updates. No, we don't yet know what the "M" stands for (we'd… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 May Head To PC Makers In July

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Some Russian guy on the internet says Windows 10 release to manufacturing has been confirmed for July. Who are his sources? No one knows. Yay for internet rumors!! In a tweet on Wednesday, known Russian leaker Wzor said that the… Go To Full Article

G.SKILL DDR4 Memory Achieves Fastest Air-Cooling Record at 4062 MHz

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G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is proud to announce that its Ripjaws 4 DDR4 memory has achieved the fastest air-cooling frequency record at DDR4 4062MHz on the ASRock… Go To Full Article

OCZ to Unveil New TLC-Based Trion 100 and Z-Drive 6300 NVMe PCIe

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OCZ Storage Solutions -- a Toshiba Group Company and the most awarded solid state drive (SSD) brand of all time, today announced plans to showcase the all-new Trion 100 series, a new SSD based on Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash,… Go To Full Article

ZOTAC Unveils the GeForce GTX TITAN-X ArcticStorm Edition

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Even as NVIDIA prevents its AIC (add-in card) partners from coming up with custom-design GeForce GTX TITAN-X graphics cards, ZOTAC seems to have found its way around that, either by using a loophole that allows partners to come up with… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's imaging technology can automatically caption photos

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Microsoft's already demonstrated how its computer vision technology can recognize objects even better than humans, now it's onto the next frontier: Interpreting elements of a photo and automatically generating captions. That may not exactly sound exc... Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE Readies FM2+ Series Motherboards for Newly Launched AMD Godavari APUs

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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce that its lineup of FM2+ motherboards is now compatible with the newly launched Godavari APU from AMD. Featuring 12 CPU and GPU compute cores… Go To Full Article

'FIFA 16' will feature women soccer players for the first time

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If you're entitled to play a sport in real life, then it's only fair that you can do so from the comfort of your couch. That's why it's good to see EA Sports announce that FIFA 16 will feature women's… Go To Full Article

Lenovo rehashes ThinkPad 10 to go after Microsoft Surface 3

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Pre-installed with Windows 10 and set to be sold alongside a host of optional accessories, the tablet/mini-laptop is far from groundbreaking. Microsoft should probably forget about Apple’s iPad Air 2 (it’s untouchable anyway), and look in its own backyard for… Go To Full Article

Lego appears to be building a 'Minecraft' competitor

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Lego's new Amiibo-like Dimensions figures haven't even hit stores yet, but already the company appears to be taking on another gaming phenomenon: Minecraft. The world's biggest toy brand has begun including small flyers inside some of its sets advert...… Go To Full Article

Tablets haven’t had their day yet

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Despite figures that show shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices will fall by 3.8 percent compared to 2014, there is still an opportunity for vendors selling the machines. That’s according to a report from IDC, which said… Go To Full Article

Thrustmaster T500RS Review

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Driver's license from 16? That was yesterday. Today, with a computer and a PC steering wheel, everyone can breathe the air of the great road. Driving a 40 ton truck or the latest formula 1 racing car, the main thing… Go To Full Article

'Batman: Arkham Knight' is a fun distraction, but it's not Batman

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Neon green and red lights flash as Batman maneuvers the Batmobile through loop de loops in a gaudy underground racetrack. On the streets of Gotham, giant, bulbous tanks strafe around each other shooting at the speeding Bat-vehicle as it tries… Go To Full Article

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