Cougar Revenger Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2016-12-09 read/post comments()

Cougar Revenger is an affordable gaming mouse packing the proven Pixart PMW 3360 optical gaming sensor, with a comfortable shape, additional programmable buttons, onboard memory for storing profiles, RGB lighting, while the powerful UIX software allows the gamer to configure it in very much detail. read more

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Surround Sound Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-12-05 read/post comments()

Razer has recently updated their Kraken 7.1 series with the V2 version, which now sports larger 50mm custom tuned audio drivers, a digital retractable microphone with active noise-cancelling technology, an aluminum unibody frame for enhanced durability but also interchangeable ear cushions. The Razer Chroma feature allows synchronization of the LED lighting effects over all compatible peripherals, while the Synapse custom software permits the user to fine-tune the audio output on his/her liking. read more

KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 HOF 8GB Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2016-12-03 read/post comments()

The GeForce GTX 1080 HOF card sports a unique white/silver appearance in order to be fitted inside high-end gaming setups with a transparent side panel. It is equipped with a massive three slot cooling system which does integrate one back plate, one frontal plate, a big heatsink with no less than five heatpipes but also three 90mm silent fans. The back area of the PCB houses a row of blue LEDs which do stay on at all times, while the Hall of Fame logo area does come with RGB LED lighting, which is fully customizable thanks to the Xtreme Tuner Plus utility. 1080 HOF is also pre-overclocked from the factory and performs well in most games at 4K resolutions. read more

Creative iRoar Go Bluetooth Portable Speaker Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2016-11-28 read/post comments()

The iRoar Go Bluetooth Speaker is another impressive release from Creative which was built upon the already successful design of its older brothers, but features a smaller footprint, while keeping the active drivers at the same diameter. We can play back music on it via Bluetooth, have it connected to our PC for listening to music and conferencing thanks to the integrated microphone, connect an external sound source via Aux In, use an USB Flash Drive with audio in order to play it back easily but it is also supplied with a microSD card slot as another resource from where we can listen to music. Additionally, we can use the internal battery to charge our mobile devices on USB (up… read more

Lexar Professional 1000x microSDHC UHS-II 32GB Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2016-11-26 read/post comments()

The 32GB version of the Professional 1000x microSDHC card from Lexar is able to deliver performance as advertised and it can be used with both mainstream and high-end devices as camcorders, action cameras, tablets, smartphones, laptops, drones, PCs and many more. The UHS-II standard is using a different pin-layout, but for backwards compatibility we can see the classic gold-plated contacts in order to operate with UHS-I-compatible devices or even non-UHS-I devices, in the case it will operate at Class 10 speeds. read more

Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2016-11-24 read/post comments()

DeathAdder Elite is one of the latest Razer mice which was built upon an already successful model and adds a few upgrades like two extra programmable buttons, a revised PTFE bottom layer size/placement but also an upgraded 5G sensor which can track up to 16000 DPI. The mouse is accompanied by the unified Synapse software which can load or save previously saved profiles from the cloud and also helps working with the Chroma LED lighting. read more
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Facebook now lets you create your own frame for photos and videos

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For better or worse, Facebook is trying really hard to copy Snapchat. In the past few months the giant social network has added different features that, if you ask us, are seemingly inspired by the app with the ghost mascot.… Go To Full Article

NASA has shared its massive GIF archive with Pinterest and GIPHY

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NASA's been making a concerted effort over the past year to share its enormous archive of images and video with the internet. Last October, the agency teamed up with Flickr to feature thousands of Apollo era mission pictures. Thursday, NASA… Go To Full Article

Join the perfect match in 'Halo 5' with the custom game browser

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Today's update to Halo 5: Guardians adds a long-requested feature to Xbox One and Windows 10: a custom games browser. The new browser allows players to search for in-progress games from the main menu, customizing search parameters by specific maps,… Go To Full Article

Google opens up its Assistant actions to developers

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When Google first unveiled its Assistant earlier this year, the service seemed to have quite a lot of potential. Unfortunately, in our testing of the company's new Home speaker and Pixel smartphones, we found the digital helper rather limited. Now… Go To Full Article

NYC will stop collecting info Trump could use for deportations

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The NYC mayor's office has announced that it will no longer store personal records for immigrants who apply for the city's free IDNYC identification card. While the card allows users to secure accounts for utilities, banking and more, officials fear... Go To Full Article

Twitch gamers will stream from the White House next week

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A host of popular Twitch streamers will emerge from their poster-walled bedrooms next week to give President Obama a masterclass in clutch plays. On Monday, December 12th, Monster-guzzling gaming celebs will huddle around screens at the president's W... Go To Full Article

The NSA has been listening to in-flight cell phone calls for years

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By now, we're all well aware of how good the NSA is at spying on people's communications. But it's still a little surprising to learn that the NSA and the British Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) were able to listen in… Go To Full Article

Hulu is finally rolling out individual streaming profiles

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Sharing a streaming service account is convenient, but it also runs the risk of jacking up your queued shows and movies or those important recommendations. To help keep your personal list in order, Hulu is rolling out profiles for its… Go To Full Article

Mozilla helped build a gallery-style exhibit on data security

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For a few moments after stepping in from the cold, it was easy to forget I wasn't in a ritzy SoHo holiday pop-up shop. The room was stark white. Cheerful staffers huddled around display tables in matching hoodies. It wasn't… Go To Full Article

Facebook was dominated by the presidential election in 2016

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As the year winds down, companies like Twitter, YouTube and others have made a habit of reminding us of all the stories that dominated the conversation over the last 12 months. Facebook does the same and today the social network… Go To Full Article

Killing children in 'What Remains of Edith Finch'

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Young Calvin Finch sits on a swing perched atop a steep seaside cliff while the afternoon sun warms the waves, grass and trees. Calvin's left leg is in a cast, but he easily swings his feet back and forth, pushing… Go To Full Article

The 'Ocarina of Time' soundtrack is coming to vinyl

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In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, music had a pretty big role. For instance, all it took to summon a rainstorm or change the time of day was playing a few notes on an the titular musical instrument.… Go To Full Article

HTC launches its own VR app and game studio for Vive

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HTC spun its Vive VR business into a subsidiary back in June and today the company announced it's launching its own studio for VR app and game development. The appropriately named Vive Studios will release games that are developed in-house… Go To Full Article

Starbucks locations are now 'Pokémon Go' Gyms or Pokéstops

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We knew a Starbucks collaboration with Pokémon Go was on the way, but now it's official. Niantic, the developer of the massively popular augmented reality game, revealed today that around 7,800 Starbucks coffee shops in the US have been turned... Go To Full Article

Malware infects computers by hiding in browser ad GIFs

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Unless you still use Internet Explorer (and please don't do that), you probably don't have to worry about new malware discovered by Eset researchers. However, the Stegano exploit kit shows how adept hackers have become at slipping infected ads past… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's Cortana gets a simpler look on iOS and Android

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Every major technology company is obsessed with voice control right now. From Amazon's Alexa speakers to Google's new Pixel phones -- almost everything has an assistant which you can strike a conversation with. Not wanting to be left out, Microsoft… Go To Full Article

Red and 'Snow' Daydream View VR headsets ship today

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In addition to HBO Now support and a ton of new games, Google is finally shipping Daydream View headsets in new colors. Customers in the US, UK and Australia can order the "Crimson" (red) and "Snow" (it depends who you… Go To Full Article

This tiny digestive tracker can tell what food gives you gas

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One of my favorite things to eat is cheese and egg on a bagel. But while it's delicious, let's just say that afterward we don't get along so well. Is it the egg? The cheese? I could go to the… Go To Full Article

Adobe Lightroom update makes edits easier on desktop and iOS

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Adobe brought true RAW file edits to Lightroom mobile for iOS a while back and now the company is updating the interface to make photo tweaks easier while you're on the go. First, Adobe redesigned the edit view to make… Go To Full Article

Fitbit's Pebble acquisition risks alienating loyal users

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After days of rumors and speculation, Pebble finally confirmed yesterday that it's getting acquired by Fitbit. At first, this sounded like it might be a good thing, as Pebble was struggling to gain market share in the wearables industry and… Go To Full Article

ASRock G10 Gaming Router Review

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Recently, the so-called router requirements is cancelled. This means that no one is forced to use equipment from his Internet service provider. So the next test candidate is us just in time. Today, we test the ASRock G10 gaming router… Go To Full Article

LG G6 may not come with a removable battery

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Remember how LG trolled Samsung earlier this year for using non-removable batteries on its flagship smartphones? Well, according to a new rumor, LG is going to do away with the removable-battery design with its 2017 flagship, the G6. The 3.5mm… Go To Full Article

AMD Radeon Crimson ReLive Drivers @ techPowerUp

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Today AMD released their big annual driver update called Radeon Crimson ReLive Edition. The highlights of the new driver are game recording, an improved installer with clean install and Radeon Chill, which promises to reduce power consumption and heat output… Go To Full Article

AMD talk to KitGuru about Crimson ReLive

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KitGuru despatched Leo Waldock for an exclusive interview with Andrej Zdravkovic, Corporate Vice President or Software and Platform Engineering at AMD and Terry Makedon, Director – Product Management at AMD about the latest release of their latest graphics software.… Go To Full Article

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition: an overview

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The supposedly bumpy quality of Radeon graphics drivers has been conventional wisdom among PC enthusiasts for years. Discussions of graphics-card performance often include at least one vague remark like "yeah, but AMD drivers." It's a sore spot for fanboys, and… Go To Full Article

How to Free Up Space on Your Android Phone with One Tap, Thanks to Google Photos

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Let’s be real here: modern smartphones have limited storage. While they’re coming with a lot more than they used to, it’s easy to fill 32GB without even realizing it. And with today’s high-end cameras, well, pictures and videos can quickly… Go To Full Article

Samsung officially announces the new Black Pearl Galaxy S7 Edge

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Samsung has formally announced the rumored “Glossy Black” shade for the Galaxy S7 Edge. The new color, as revealed yesterday, is officially dubbed Black Pearl by Samsung. It happens to be the seventh color edition of the Galaxy S7 Edge.… Go To Full Article

Windows 10 preview lets Cortana play music, turn off your PC

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Cortana is the star of a big new Windows 10 Insider Preview build. Microsoft says that voice control of your PC was one its "top requests," so the latest update now lets you shutdown, restart, lock or sleep your system… Go To Full Article

Uber explains how you can lose access to its service

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Uber already has publicly posted guidelines telling drivers what they're not allowed to do, and why they might get the boot. However, the same hasn't been true for passengers -- just what qualifies as crossing the line? You probably have… Go To Full Article

Does Brand Really Matter When Buying a Hard Drive?

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When it comes to hard drives, everyone seems to have a horror story about one brand or another that failed them. But are some brands really more reliable than others? Go To Full Article

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