Silicon Power Superior SDXC UHS-1 64GB Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-07-28 read/post comments(0)

In this article we will look upon another speedy SDXC card from Silicon Power, with rated speeds of 85MB/s reads and 45MB/s writes and a total storage space of 64GB. The UHS-1 standard guarantees a new photographic experience in high-speed photo shooting and Full-HD video capturing. read more

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-07-28 read/post comments(0)

Corsair has developed another great product in the name of the LX 256GB SSD, which has a very accessible price point and offers very decent performances all over the board. Regarding the internal construction, we could remind the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller, 128MB of DDR3 buffer, but also 8 MLC NAND Flash chips with 32GB capacity each. read more

Gigabyte Z97X-SOC FORCE Motherboard Review

Motherboards/Intel S1150 by leeghoofd @ 2014-07-22 read/post comments()

Gigabyte continues to release new products in their orange themed overclocking motherboard series. The first of the OC series was the immaculate X58 OC motherboard, a trimmed down on features board, however purely designed to provide the ultimate overclocking experience. Sadly the X58 OC board arrived just a tad too late on the market to become a major selling product. Nevertheless a trend was set: deliver affordable, yet customized for maximum tweaking potential motherboard series. Other brands had similar overclocking friendly boards yet retailing at far more elevated prices. The predecessor, the Z87X-OC was one of the most utilized overclocking boards during the last year according statistics expert Massman from HWBot.org. Gigabyte had to live up to its name and… read more

Synology DS414j Budget-friendly 4-bay NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-07-21 read/post comments()

Synology has updated their low-end 4-bay model with the release of the DS414j which retains the old version chassis and at its core we will find the 1.2GHz MindSpeed Comcerto dual-core ARM processor, which is paired with 512MB of RAM. As the more expensive models, DSM 5.0 is installed on the unit which adds great value and ease of use. read more

HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-07-21 read/post comments()

With the R9 280 GPU (rebadged Radeon HD 7970), HIS have released a new card which features the proven 5-heatpipe two-slot cooling system; the product comes with a mild overclock but retains a very good overclocking potential, being able to reach and even surpass cards based on the 7970 GHz Edition. The card can handle most games at Full-HD resolutions, with or without filtering, while at 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 we may often need to adjust the detail levels. read more

Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid-i Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2014-07-18 read/post comments()

Cooler Master has re-built the Quick Fire series with the Rapid-I model, which features fully-customizable backlighting, but also some preset catchy modes, which sport the ActivLite marketing name. More modes will be introduced in the near future via firmware flash and the tenkeyless design saves a lot of space while making the product lighter for going to LAN parties. read more
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle Barebone DS81 Review by stefan @ 2014-07-17
Others/Networking Gear TP-LINK AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router Review by stefan @ 2014-07-14
Cases & PSU/Cases SilentiumPC Aquarius X90 Mid-Tower Case Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-07-10
Storage/Other KingFast Encrypted USB Flash Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-07-09
Motherboards/Intel S1150 BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE LGA1150 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-07-07

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[M] Silicon Power Superior SDXC UHS-1 64GB Review

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In this article we will look upon another speedy SDXC card from Silicon Power, with rated speeds of 85MB/s reads and 45MB/s writes and a total storage space of 64GB. The UHS-1 standard guarantees a new photographic experience in high-speed… Go To Full Article

Swiftech Also Rolls Out Maelstrom V2 Dual Bay Reservoir

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In addition to the MCP50X pump, Swiftech rolled out the Maelstrom V2 Dual Bay Reservoir. Pictured below, the reservoir takes up two 5.25-inch drive bays in your case, and provides about 355 ml of coolant capacity. The reservoir comes with… Go To Full Article

Swiftech Rolls Out MCP50X Pump

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Swiftech rolled out its new flagship pump for liquid cooling setups, the MCP50X. Measuring just 62 mm x 62 mm x 44.8 mm, this compact pump unit can drive 4.8 mH2O of coolant pressure, with up to 14.3 LPM of… Go To Full Article

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Release Date Announced

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Square Enix announced the next installment in the Lara Croft franchise will be available on December 9th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms. If you are a die-hard fan of Lara Croft, check out the in-depth review from Eurogamer.… Go To Full Article

Folders, new resolutions coming to WP 8.1 Update 1

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Microsoft has accidentally spilled the beans on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and it's going to be a relatively small update for users, but a big one for OEMs and thus the platform. The number of user-facing features is small… Go To Full Article

ASUS VG248Q 24 inch 144Hz Gamin Monitor Review

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ASUS is a well known manufacturer of PC Hardware, and most people have at some point owned a ASUS Motherboard or Graphics Card.. In this review we take a look at the new ASUS VG248Q 24 inch 144Hz… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Urban T81 Case Review

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Most people know Thermaltake and their PC Cases and Power Supply Units. In this review we look at the new Thermaltake Urban T81 Case. It is huge full tower with a lot of options. Go To Full Article

The 17 Best Free PC Games

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Looking for a diversion but low on cash? PCWorld has put together 17 of what they consider to be the best of the free games collection out there. Give it a look, it won't cost you a dime. But occasionally—occasionally—we… Go To Full Article

Titanfall: Frontier's Edge Release Date Announced

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More news out of Comic Con; the next DLC for Titanfall named Frontier's Edge will be released on July 31st. The DLC will be $10 bucks on PC and Xbox 360/One platforms. Go To Full Article

Microsoft Wants You to Forget Windows 8

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People and corporations alike don't care to be reminded about their failures and Microsoft is no exception. It's a fact that Windows 8 is bound to follow the likes of Windows ME and Vista into the forgotten annuls of history… Go To Full Article

Trend Micro caught lying about Android security

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Antivirus peddler Trend Micro recently issued a "report", in which it states that "Google Play [is] populated with fake apps, with more than half carrying malware". Sounds scary, right? Well, reality is a little different, as TechRepulic and Android Police… Go To Full Article

Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power

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Solar power cells need to stay relatively cool for the sake of both efficiency and longevity, but active cooling (like ventilation) isn't practical; it's expensive, and may block the very rays the cells are supposed to collect. To tackle this...… Go To Full Article

Noctua industrialPPC Series Review @ Vortez

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At the time Noctua announced its redux fans and accessory kits, they also introduced a series of industrial “Protected Performance Cooling” fans. These are “ruggedised high-speed versions” of two of their most promising fans – the 120mm NF-F12 and the… Go To Full Article

Homer for iPhone lets you peek at the apps your friends use

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Ever had the urge to peek at your friends' phone screens, whether it's to learn about their favorite apps or simply pry into their digital lives? Well, you can now do that without having to either strike up an awkward… Go To Full Article

Turn your Android phone into a PC gamepad with this new app

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So you want a gamepad to play that new platformer on your Windows PC, but you don't relish the idea of buying an expensive peripheral that will collect dust after you're done. Are you stuck using the keyboard? Not if… Go To Full Article

Microsoft flashes its 'Halo 2' remake and Atari documentary at Comic-Con

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What do Halo: The Master Chief Collection and the Atari landfill-dig have to do with comic books? Not much, really, but that doesn't mean that Microsoft isn't at this year's San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) trotting them out to those… Go To Full Article

SilverStone Nightjar NJ520 520W Fanless Power Supply Video Review

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"When it comes to fanless power supplies, there's isn't many to choose from. While the SilverStone Nightjar NJ520 is an excellent option and it's 520 watts, which is more than enough power for most quiet builds. It's 80 Plus Platinum… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Anti-Malware Support for XP Is Counting Down

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Another nail in the coffin of Windows XP has entered its countdown phase. All Anti-malware updates for XP are scheduled to end next July. For enterprise customers these signatures apply to System Center Endpoint Protection, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint… Go To Full Article

Pong Was Never Intended For Public Release

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Raise your hand if you have ever played a game of Pong. Well, that first gaming experience almost didn't happen, because Pong was initially designed and developed to be a training exercise and not for public consumption. In fact, there… Go To Full Article

Rock Elegant Smart View Flip Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 Review @ TestFreaks

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"On the dissection block today is a case for the elegant Samsung Galaxy S5. This case is manufactured by a company called Rock and it is part of their Elegant series of cases. The Rock Elegant case is designed for… Go To Full Article

​Amazon's new video portal makes it easy to buy while you watch

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Want to watch the latest Weird Al music video or catch a movie trailer straight out of Comic-Con? Amazon now has a place for that. Variety reveals that Amazon quietly launched a new "video shorts" section of its instant video… Go To Full Article

PCSpecialist Optimus V X13 Review

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UK system builder PCSpecialist have earned an excellent reputation in recent years by delivering cost effective rigs, using high grade components. Today we look at one of their new mobile systems, the Optimus V X13. This diminutive 13.3 inch laptop… Go To Full Article

Weave app brings Tinder-style swipes to job hunting

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Tinder's swipe-able interface is such a hit, that a lot of new apps are copying it. One new, notable app among them all is called Weave, which is essentially (there's no other way to describe it) a more boring Tinder… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GA-Z97N Gaming 5 Mini ITX @ Hardwareoverclock.com

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Hardwareoverclock.com hast just posted another review. Last week we have takten a look at the Gigabyte GA-Z97N Gaming 5 Mini ITX. This board is indeed small, but the includet features are great. Creative Soundblaster X-Fi MB3 Software, golden display and… Go To Full Article

​The Tesla Model S doesn't have onboard navigation in China

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Take a Tesla Model S for a spin in the US or Europe, and you'll have the help of a integrated navigation system to help you find your way. In China, you'll have to unfold a traditional, paper map. Local… Go To Full Article

China's Baidu to challenge Google with its own self-driving car

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Baidu is often referred to as "China's Google," but it's not quite the same. It's true, the company is working on it's own self-driving car, but it thinks Google's no-wheel design is all wrong. According to Kai Yu, Baidu's Institute… Go To Full Article

John Romero: PC Is Decimating Console, Just Through Price

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During a ceremony at the National Museum of Play, John Romero talked about inexpensive PC games, Steam and F2P games decimating console games on price. He also had a bit to say about VR games being a fad. "With PC… Go To Full Article

Microsoft unleashes 'Settlers of Catan' on the web

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Microsoft has something of an extracurricular activity: When it's not releasing Office for iPad or updating Windows, it has a habit of helping other companies build websites. That's mostly because it wants to show how smoothly everything works in... Go To Full Article

BitFenix Neos Mid-Tower Chassis

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If a budget case is what you desire, the crew at eTeknix say the BitFenix Neos mid-tower chassis might be just what you need. Priced at just £30 the Neos is certainly wallet friendly, but just how much you're going… Go To Full Article

Capture experience of extreme beauty with DOOGEE DG800

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Capture can be one of the most popular derived functions in the development of mobile phones for consumers, now all the smartphones are equipped with cameras, and most of them have dual cameras: front and rear. The newly released product,… Go To Full Article

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