G.SKILL TridentZ 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 (F4-3200C15D-32GTZ) Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2016-04-28 read/post comments()

The 32GB dual-channel Trident Z kit from G.SKILL is carefully binned to work at the rated 3200MHz and comes with a XMP 2.0 profile, which should be compatible with the latest high-end motherboards. While the Supermicro C7Z170-OCE board did not have any issues recognizing the profile (with a small voltage glitch which was setting the voltage at 1.45V instead of the rated 1.35V and needed to be set manually) and successfully booted the system, our previously tested BIOSTAR boards could not handle the 3200MHz profile, not matter the settings we have tried, so before purchasing such a high-speed kit, make sure your CPU/mobo combo can really handle it. read more

Edifier M1370BT 2.1 Bluetooth Speaker System Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2016-04-25 read/post comments()

Right after taking a look at the overall product dimensions and specifications, we lowered our expectations for the audition stage; after checking out some YouTube music videos though, the system did surprise us with the overall quality at decent volume levels, which would make it a very good replacement for TV sets which do have sub-par integrated speaker systems. read more

Ashes of the Singularity Performance Video Card Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2016-04-22 read/post comments()

Ashes of the Singularity demands quite a bit of hardware resources as we have seen from both DirectX11 and DirectX12 benchmarks. For a better picture of the situation, feel free to check out the article and test results! read more

Creative Sound BlasterX G5 7.1 HD Audio Portable Sound Card Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-04-20 read/post comments()

In order to check out the card performances, we have used the Rightmark Audio Analyzer utility (with all effects disabled, in order to get accurate results) which tells an interesting story! The included Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC along with the Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier are a very good combination since this new model passes over the Omni 5.1 with flying colors and we can say that it positions itself safely near the internal variants: Titanium HD and Sound Blaster ZxR. This is quite a great deal considering that it is not taking any more extra space inside our computer (some ITX builds do not allow installation of a dedicated sound card) and can be also switched back and forth… read more

TP-LINK AC2600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2016-04-17 read/post comments()

TP-LINK did not go on the Sitecom route of using one of the latest OpenWrt builds (including customization in order to fit the new hardware features), but built on a proven stable software they have built for quite some time now and could have been also seen with their Touch P5 high-end router. Besides that, we are getting the latest MU-MIMO capabilities, a brand new chassis design and the Qualcomm dual-core IPQ8064 Internet processor at its heart, clocked at 1.4GHz. read more

Tt eSports Shock 3D 7.1 PC Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-04-14 read/post comments()

As a mainstream-priced gaming headset, the Shock 3D 7.1 impressed us positively regarding the multitude of sound effects which can be obtained thanks to the C-Media Xear console and thanks to the thick cushion, large ear cups the headset does remain comfortable even during longer gaming sessions. Some of the effects and presets can be accessed right from the buttons placed on the left cup, while the volume wheel is quite large so we cannot miss it :). Please keep though in mind that since we are dealing with an USB-only headset, its usage environment is quite limited (only PCs), not being able to work on consoles and on OSX we are missing the software to back it up (so… read more
Mobile/Smart Phones SISWOO A5 Chocolate Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2016-04-13
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cooler Master Quick Fire XTi Brown Switch Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2016-04-11
Audio/Others SteelSeries Siberia 800 Wireless Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2016-04-06
Others/Mice & Keyboards Fnatic Gear Flick Optical Mouse and Boost Control Mouse Pad Review by stefan @ 2016-04-04
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R7 250 Twin Fan 2GB D5 LP Video Card Review by stefan @ 2016-04-04

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Test drive the PC-optimized 'Forza 6: Apex' on May 5th

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Last September, Microsoft released Forza Motorsport 6 for PC and Xbox One to feed the ultra-realist gamer's need for meticulously-detailed racing. But back in March, Microsoft announced a re-release of Forza 6 specially crafted to run on Windows 10 (... Go To Full Article

Google's got a new travel app, but it's not ready for the masses

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Google's cooking up a new travel app that combines the best of Maps with Now, the company's prescient personal assistant. Except Trips, as it's apparently called, is not quite ready for primetime (or the Google Play store) as of yet.… Go To Full Article

Supreme Court approves feds' request for greater hacking powers

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The FBI found an ally in the Supreme Court in its quest to expand its hacking powers. Today, the highest federal court in the US has agreed to the changes made to Rule 41, giving judges the authority to approve… Go To Full Article

Vivaldi closes in on the cure for the common browser

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If you miss the old Opera, the Opera of the Opera 12-era, then Vivaldi is for you. And if the current crop of browsers leaves you wanting more or you end up installing a dozen extensions to get things the… Go To Full Article

Google's OnHub router uses IFTTT to automate your life

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Google's $200 OnHub router arrived last year, delivering fast WiFi in a device that touted an easy setup and automatic security updates. In the months following its arrival, the company has also added features like guest mode and band steering.… Go To Full Article

SilverStone Reversible USB Cables (CPU01, CPU02 & CPU03)

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" Don't let regular USB cables stress you out! The CPU line of cables come in three different versions allowing connectivity to many devices; including tablets, smartpohnes, etc. And yes, there's a cable for you Apple fans for your iPhone… Go To Full Article

Talkshow is a messaging app that wants you to text in public

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There's a new messaging app in town and it's called Talkshow. But unlike most other messaging apps, the conversations you have on it aren't private. Co-founded by former Twitter exec Michael Sippey, Talkshow's big idea is that your banter is… Go To Full Article

Intel NUC Kit NUC5PGYH Braswell Mini PC

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Like the rest of Intel Atom systems, home theater PCs (HTPC) based on the CPU have come a long way over the last few years. The Intel NUC5PGYH offers hardware accelerated video decoding up to 4K (HDMI 1.4b output) via… Go To Full Article

Facebook: 60 percent of government requests come with gag order

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In a biannual transparency report, Facebook has revealed that 60 percent of the data requests it gets from world governments includes a gag order. That means they include non-disclosure directives that prevent the company from telling the user about...… Go To Full Article

On the Brink of Greatness short: Standup

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Last week, aspiring startups found out just how harsh kids can be when it comes to offering criticism. To see if his jokes were funny enough, a standup comedian put his skills to the test in front of a panel… Go To Full Article

LG V10 @ LanOC Reviews

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With LG's main phone line being their G series it wouldn't be a big surprise if you hadn't heard of their V10. I have been testing the V10 for a while and every time someone asked what phone I had… Go To Full Article

Corsair M65 PRO RGB Mouse Review

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Most people know Corsair because of their high quality Memory products, Power Supply Units, Cases and Water Cooling Units. In this review we look at the new Corsair M65 PRO RGB Mouse. Go To Full Article

Samsung intros C32F391FW 31.5-inch curved VA monitor with AMD FreeSync

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Samsung has introduced a new 31.5-inch curved monitor with a higher than usual 1800R curvature. The C32F391FW offers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and uses a Samsung SVA panel with a high contrast ratio of 3000:1. The panel also… Go To Full Article

Google Play warns you when apps contain ads

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Google rolled out a new labelling scheme to its Play store on Thursday that prominently indicates that an app contains advertisements of any kind. It's the same sort of warning label you see for apps that contain in-game purchases and… Go To Full Article

Google and Fiat Chrysler are reportedly partnering on autonomous cars

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Google parent company Alphabet has been on the lookout for established automakers to help its self-driving car initiative for some time now, and it looks like the company is close to announcing a major new partnership. First reported by auto… Go To Full Article

Curiosity snaps a pic of the most rugged plateau it crossed

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The Curiosity rover is almost done crossing the most rugged terrain it has ever crossed -- and of course it whipped out its trusty Mast Camera (Mastcam) to take a panorama for us Earthlings. Curiosity began its journey through the… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 update message interrupts live weather report

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Microsoft made Windows 10 a recommended upgrade for previous versions, and users have reported the desktop operating system asking about a download without warning. There have even been reports of the software installing itself without user consent.... Go To Full Article

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps arrive for Windows 10

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In Microsoft's early discussions of its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, Facebook and Instagram were mentioned as upcoming options. Today, the companies announced that new Windows 10 apps for Facebook and Messenger are available on the desktop... Go To Full Article

GeIL Super Luce DDR4 3000 MHz CL16 @ HardwareOverclock.com

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HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the GeIL Super Luce DDR4 memories with 3000 MHz and CL16. Go To Full Article

Z410 SSDs bring a 480GB tier to SanDisk's entry-level drives The Tech Report: News Y

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As the cost of flash storage continues to drop, buyers are demanding larger SSD capacities for their money. With its new Z410 line, SanDisk is adding a 480GB capacity tier to its most affordable series of drives. On top of… Go To Full Article

Vevo has 17 Billion legal video playbacks

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Vevo might be the new MTV for millennials, who might not know MTV that played music a few decades ago. Vevo CEO Erik Huggers had an interview at a Hunter Walk blog talking about YouTube, subscription base and the future. Go To Full Article

AMD's Chinese server deal could be x86

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Ever since AMD announced a Chinesejoint joint server venture, people have been asking around to get a bit more details. Now AMD's CEO has confirmed the technology involved is both x86 and ARM. Go To Full Article

How to Remotely Fetch Any File On Your PC with OneDrive

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OneDrive may primarily be a cloud syncing service, but even if you don’t use OneDrive as your primary cloud storage, it has one killer feature: with it, you can remotely access any file on your PC, even if that file… Go To Full Article

'The Angry Birds Movie' credits will unlock game content

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Rovio has a lot riding on its new animated movie. Earlier this month, the Finnish company reported a €13 million ($14.8 million) operating loss for 2015, blaming "heavy investments" in future projects. The popularity of Angry Birds is waning, bu... Go To Full Article

Triby will be the first non-Amazon device to get Alexa

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Amazon set up a $100 million fund last year to help developers integrate Alexa Voice Service (AVS), the tech in the Echo, into their third-party devices. The first of these to hit the market is the Triby, a portable voice-controlled… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi thinks it can double IoT sales

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi wants to double sales of smart home technology devices like rice cookers and air purifiers this year as part of a cunning plan to diversify away from smartphones. Go To Full Article

Helio X30 AnTuTu performance revealed

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Analyst Pan Jiutang has posted a few details about the upcoming Helio X30 successor of Helio X25 chipset. He said this is another deca-core with a Cortex-A35 made using the 10nm process and scoring 160,000 in the AnTuTu benchmarks.… Go To Full Article

Wikipedia has become 20th century bureaucracy

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Wikipedia has degenerated into a 20th century corporate bureaucracy run by an elite few and lost site of its early egalitarian ideals, according to a new report. According to a new paper published in the journal Future… Go To Full Article

Creepy Cruz makes Fiorina his running mate

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Ted Cruz, who is standing on a non-masturbation ticket, has picked former HP CEO Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate [surely running away from mate. ed] It is a last-ditch move to regain momentum after… Go To Full Article

Tor developer helps spooks hack Tor

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A former Tor Project developer is making a living creating malware for the Federal Bureau of Investigation that allows agents to unmask users of the anonymity software. Matt Edman is a cybersecurity expert who worked as a… Go To Full Article

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