HWBOT Announces the HWBOT Country Cup 2014 – from November 1 until December 20

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2014-10-31 read/post comments()

The Country Cup is back! Similar to last year, during the last months of 2014 we are hosting the World Cup of overclocking. From November 1 until December 22 we look for a successor to last year’s champions from Australia. This year’s Country Cup is split up in five stages. Each stage comes with its own hardware, benchmark and user limitations. You can find out the details in the Rules and Guidelines section. One of the stages features a new and interesting 24h challenge for which you’ll have to rely on a cool and time-resistant country men. We also teamed up with G.SKILL, GIGABYTE, Enermax, KINGPINcooling and Gelid Solutions for some awesome prizes. Good luck everyone! read more

Corsair Voyager Air 2 Mobile Wireless Storage 1 TB Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2014-10-30 read/post comments()

The portable Voyager Air 2 portable drive from Corsair is sporting wireless capabilities and also includes DLNA and Internet pass-through support. Inside it we have one 1TB 5400RPM from Toshiba and the whole system is powered by a large battery which can bring the usage time up to seven hours. read more

Pivos XIOS XS Entertainment Center Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-10-29 read/post comments()

The upgrade to the previous XIOS DS is now baptized XIOS XS and features a notably faster dual-core processor at 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, a dual-core internal GPU at 500Mhz and also 8GB of internal NAND for storing the applications. The box is set to launch a customized XBMC release with an easy to use skin which can be always reverted to default and additional software can be always installed from the Google Play Store. read more

Silicon Power Mobile OTG X20 USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-10-26 read/post comments()

The Silicon Power Mobile OTG X20 USB 2.0 Flash Drive is very compact, comes with 32GB of space for storing our multimedia content or other files and aids data transfer between the mobile devices and our PC. This product is also very affordable, so it can be found online for about $16. read more

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 CONNECTEDEVICE COOKOO 2 Watch Review by stefan @ 2014-10-15
Others/Mice & Keyboards COUGAR 700M Aluminum Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2014-10-13
Mobile/Smart Phones Elephone G3 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2014-10-10
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-10-09
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

You can try Sony's VR headset at the 'PlayStation Experience'

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Tickets for Sony's PlayStation Experience in December go on sale today, but aside from a few coy teases, what you'll do there hasn't been clear. Well, now that's changing. For starters, Project Morpheus -- the catch-up king's VR headset --… Go To Full Article

Google wants more companies to highlight actionable content on Inbox app

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Google has been making it easier for more and more third-party companies to take advantage of its products' features recently. For instance, it's now taking airlines, restos and event venues (among others) by the hand, showing them how to use… Go To Full Article

Rapoo VPRO V900 Gaming Mouse Starts Selling

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Rapoo, one of the world's leading manufacturers of peripherals in the wireless segment and the first manufacturer of products featuring 5 GHz wireless technology, holds an impressive 42% market share in China. Today, it proudly launches its new V900 Laser… Go To Full Article

Roccat Announces Ryos TKL Pro Gaming Keyboard

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ROCCAT Studios adds yet another keyboard to its roster of Ryos peripherals in the Ryos TKL Pro gaming keyboard, with an eye cast toward design and function suited for the eSports-centric gamer. The most complete tenkeyless mechanical keyboard on the… Go To Full Article

Diamond Boost Radeon R9 270X Review @ OCC

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"Overclocking Diamond's R9 270X was about as straight forward as it gets. With a lack of voltage control the only means of improving current flow to the core was by increasing the power limit settings. By maxing this setting out… Go To Full Article

Toshiba Expands Internal Desktop HDD Offerings to Include 4TB and 5TB Models

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Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced 4TB and 5TB1 capacities of the Toshiba Desktop 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Serial ATA 3.0 Hard Drive, a device that provides a convenient and reliable… Go To Full Article

Samsung's all-metal Galaxy A5 and A3 are its slimmest smartphones ever

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A unibody metal body, 5-inch AMOLED display, 13-megapixel camera, a claim as Samsung's "thinnest smartphone to date" and yet, this isn't a flagship smartphone. Especially for Halloween - or not related at all - the Galaxy A5 and A3 yet… Go To Full Article

'Arrested Development' season four is getting a re-edit

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It wasn't a huge mistake, but the structure that Arrested Development's fourth season used was a bit off-putting for some viewers. Each episode followed the foibles of single members of the Bluth family in a few different timelines, and the… Go To Full Article

Spain is making Google (and others) pay news publishers a tax

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For companies like Google, facing problems with the law across Europe has become a common thing. The most recent example of this is now taking place in Spain, where the country's parliament just gave the go-ahead to what's being known… Go To Full Article

Startup nears completion of consumer-ready flying car

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A little startup based in Slovakia has just shown off what could be the future of modern transportation, a flying car capable of hitting a top-flight speed of 100 miles per hour. The vehicle, which is about the size of… Go To Full Article

Andy Rubin is leaving Google after leading its Android and robot projects

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Just a year ago we learned Andy Rubin had shifted his focus at Google from Android to working with robots, like the ones from its acquisition Boston Dynamics, but tonight reports indicate he is leaving the company entirely. The Information… Go To Full Article

The Evil Within Demo

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There is a three chapter demo for The Evil Within on Steam today. If you like the game enough to buy it, you get to keep all the progress you made in the demo. Starting October 30th, you'll be able… Go To Full Article

MSI Unveils World's First Gaming Laptop With a Mechanical Keyboard

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MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils the GT80 Titan, the world's first gaming laptop with a mechanical keyboard. First of its kind, MSI's GT80 Titan ushers the future of gaming… Go To Full Article

Fractal Design Core 3300 @ techPowerUp

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The Core X3 series, Fractal Design's entry level line of cases, now includes the Core 3300 looking to deliver what the enthusiast on a budget is gunning for. Throwing itself into the hardest-fought-over case segment, it'll be interesting to see… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte X99 SOC Force Overclocking Motherboard Review @ Hardware Asylum

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In this review we will be looking at a new motherboard from Gigabyte called the X99 SOC Force. The SOC stands for Super OverClock and is designed for hardware enthusiasts who like to tweak and tune their systems for the… Go To Full Article

Don't call Timex's Ironman One GPS+ a 'smartwatch'

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The last time we thought about Timex, we were still using landlines and adjusting the tracking on the VCR so that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze would display properly. Remember "Indiglo"? That's still a thing,… Go To Full Article

I typed my entire BlackBerry Passport review on the phone's tiny keyboard

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Apparently I'm a masochist. That's an odd way to begin a review. But to give BlackBerry's latest handset, the Passport, as thorough a review as possible, I decided to type the entire thing from the phone itself. My twisted idea… Go To Full Article

ASUS ROG Maximus VII Impact Motherboard Review

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ASUS ROG Maximus VII Impac is a mini ITX form form factor Motherboard packed with features. You find everything from ROG SupremeFX Audio, 6Gbps SATA, Sonic Radar II, PCI Express 3.0 x16 and much more! Go To Full Article

James Cameron thinks current VR technology is 'a yawn'

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Coming from the man who created Terminator and Avatar, two of the most highly recognized sci-fi franchises, you'd think James Cameron would be excited about the rise of virtual reality in the past couple of years. But not so fast.… Go To Full Article

New Philips monitor serves up 4K on a 40" VA panel

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Ever thought 32" 4K displays were just not big enough? Then Philips has you covered. As TFT Central reports, the company has unveiled a 4K monitor with a monster 40" panel size—and no, it's not a mislabeled TV. The Philips… Go To Full Article

Gold Moto 360 makes a brief appearance at Amazon

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When it comes to jewelry, some folks prefer gold to silver. After debuting its Moto 360 smartwatch in black and silver options, it appears a champagne-hued model is on the way from Motorola. Tipped a brief appearance on Amazon, the… Go To Full Article

Yosemite Hackintosh with UniBeast and MultiBeast

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Those who are eager to try out OS X Yosemite on any compatible Intel-based PC can follow a simple guide to install the same using UniBeast tool. The UniBeast tool creates a bootable installer via downloaded version of OS X… Go To Full Article

Corsair H1500 Review at HardwareHeaven

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"Corsair recently rebranded their gaming arm and today we take a look at one of their initial headsets in our Corsair Gaming H1500 Review." Go To Full Article

Apple SIM for iPhone is not on the cards

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The privilege will remain exclusive to the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 for now. Even though it didn’t mention this at the event where iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 were unveiled, the two new tablets come… Go To Full Article

UK government to offer free wi-fi

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The government has a plan to offer free wi-fi in over 1,000 public buildings across the UK in a bid to make everything a little more accessible. According to the Telegraph, we’ll soon have free wi-fi offered… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's first smartwatch is focused on fitness

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The rumors were right: Microsoft did have a smartwatch in the pipeline for the holiday season. Curiously, though, the new Microsoft Band isn't an everything-but-the-kitchen sink device like its Android Wear and Apple Watch counterparts. Rather, the Band seems to… Go To Full Article

Parallel worlds really do exist

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It seems that the dreams of sci-fi writers have a basis in science because academics have come up with a new theory based on the existence of parallel universes. The scientists, at Griffith University, claim that they’ve… Go To Full Article

Samsung's 3G-ready Gear S watch reaches the US November 7th Engadget by Jon Fingas Y

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Itching to strap Samsung's 3G-equipped Gear S smartwatch on your wrist? If you're in the US, you'll only have to wait one more week. The cellular-capable timepiece is now officially slated to reach American stores on November 7th, including Best… Go To Full Article

Google makes Play Books more student friendly

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Google's latest Play Books update for Android makes the app a lot easier to use for reading non-fiction e-books. See, Play Books is perfect if you're just reading something from cover to cover. But if you're using it to read… Go To Full Article

Here’s what caused iOS 8.0.1 to kill cell reception on your iPhone

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An Apple executive has explained the reason behind this bug-riddled update. A few weeks back when Apple released iOS 8.0.1 for supported iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models millions of users around the world jumped on the update. However as… Go To Full Article

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