TP-LINK Neffos C5 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2016-05-31 read/post comments()

The Neffos C5 mainstream smartphone from TP-LINK is correctly placed on the market by including a more powerful SoC than its low-end C5L brother, double the RAM and double the internal memory. While it was not designed to break any records, the 5.0’’ HD display should be enough for most crowds (while saving battery life) and the 2200mAh battery should last for two days under normal usage thanks to the power saving features of the MTK quad-core 64-bit SoC. read more

Fresh 'n Rebel Rockbox Chunk Fabriq Edition Wireless Speaker Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2016-05-30 read/post comments()

Rockbox Chunk speaker was tested while connected to our Sound Blaster ZxR sound card on Aux but also to our MEIZU MX4 smartphone on Bluetooth for listening to music on YouTube and various other clips and we can say that we were impressed regarding the amount of volume this device can deliver without distorting, also with a decent amount of bass. The top media controls are easy accessible and because of the long usage times, it is ideal to be taken outside when on trips, picnics and other activities. The Fabriq Edition is considerably more special than the original because of the retro look and can be picked in five different colors. read more

TP-LINK Neffos C5L Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2016-05-26 read/post comments()

Neffos C5L was mainly designed for people which do not want to spend a lot when purchasing a smartphone and its dimensions are ideal in a market which is flooded with phablets. The back shooter can produce good quality photos to be used online and the interface has been simplified so anyone can take a photo with ease. We are not talking about “another” MTK smartphone this time, but incorporates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory; if this storage space is not enough for us, then we can supplement with up to 32GB via microSDHC cards. read more

Trio of SFF CPU Coolers Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2016-05-25 read/post comments()

Small form factors are becoming more and more popular: each motherboard and enclosure brand have several offerings in their lineups and their range is constantly expanding. The time when small was linked to limited power is long gone! These mini PCs can pack some serious punch and are capable to even outperform a full desktop offering, hence why gamers are also jumping on the small form factor wagon as it combines performance with ease of transportation. There are some drawbacks on several aspects alike the amount of possible storage, graphics card compatibility and possible cooling options. Today we are going to tackle the latter and will test three coolers specifically designed to be compatible for this popular factor. We will… read more

Shuttle XPC Cube Barebone SZ170R8 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2016-05-24 read/post comments()

With the SZ170R8, Shuttle has eliminated some of the compatibility with somewhat unused hardware nowadays like optical drives and made some serious space for installing no less than four 3.5’’ drives inside the 14.2 litre chassis. A fan was also added in front in order to cool these but also for facilitating a more fluent airflow from the front to the back of the case; the case does support installation of up to 64GB of RAM (DDR4, 2133MHz), a dual-slot video card (which can be powered by one 6-pin and one 8-pin PSU connector), a M.2 SSD, an optional Wireless LAN card, a COM-port for special applications but also 2.5’’ drives with an extra adapter. read more

Thecus 2-bay N2810 4K NAS Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2016-05-20 read/post comments()

The N2810 SMB Tower NAS from Thecus packs the low-power Intel Celeron N3050 Dual Core CPU at its heart and is paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. Two LAN ports are available for failover or LAG configurations while the HDMI interface can display up to 4K output (30Hz) on our TV, with the possibility to playback 4K video in H264 format (since it is supported via hardware). read more
Motherboards/Intel S1151 Supermicro C7Z170-OCE Z170 LGA1151 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2016-05-16
Others/Networking Gear TP-LINK AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE450) Review by stefan @ 2016-05-13
Cases & PSU/Cases Open Benchtable Project by OC TV, HWBOT LLC and Streacom by leeghoofd @ 2016-05-11
Others/Mice & Keyboards Fnatic Gear Rush G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2016-05-10
Others/Miscelleneous Battleborn Game Review by stefan @ 2016-05-06

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Microsoft has angered the Finns

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Software giant Microsoft has finally got the Finns cross over how it hacked about Nokia’s mobile unit before casting it adrift. Microsoft has recently announced a new round of job layoffs at its Mobile unit in Finland,… Go To Full Article

Google has killed open source claims Oracle

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Oracle has had huge sulk over losing its Java court battle to Google and is saying some surprisingly strange things in the tech press about it. Probably the daftest is a comment by Annette Hurst is an… Go To Full Article

ASUS Announces the ZenFone 3 Series

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Today at Computex, as part of their annual Zen press conference, ASUS lifted the lid on the Zenfone 3 series. In previous Zenfone generations, the Zenfone has been one of the premier devices featuring Intel’s Atom smartphone chipset, however due… Go To Full Article

Google goes all Mikado about slow updaters

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Google has “got a little list” is going “shame” OEMs into updating their devices printing a list of “those who won’t be missed.” The search engine has has “drawn up lists that rank top phone makers by… Go To Full Article

Geforce GTX 1080 supplies may be scarce until mid June

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On Friday, most of Nvidia’s add-in board partners made announcements of their customized Geforce GTX 1080 graphics cards and the Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, a new name for Nvidia’s new “reference card” with reference clockspeeds, only this time with… Go To Full Article

SilverStone Strider Titanium Series 800W SST-ST80F-TI PSU Review @ NikKT

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Although for people with large PC cases the Strider Titanium Series SST-ST80F-TI may not be the ideal 80 Plus Titanium Certified PSU people with smaller PC cases will certainly see it as a valid choice, exactly as advertised. Go To Full Article

It will take years to go through Google data

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It could take year for investigators in last week’s raid of Google’s Paris headquarters to go through all the data. Dozens of French police raided Google’s offices on last week, escalating an investigation over suspected tax evasion. Go To Full Article

ASUS' Zenbo robot walks, talks and controls your home

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ASUS chairman Jonney Shih took to stage to announce something a little different, if completely on trend: a home robot. "Our ambition is to enable robotic computing for every household," he said before revealing ZenBo the home robot. With the… Go To Full Article

Make music with the Large Hadron Collider through a web app

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Now that music has come to the Large Hadron Collider, it's time for the giant science ring to make some music of its own. Meet Quantizer, a project from students Juliana Cherston and Ewan Hill that turns the ATLAS experiment's… Go To Full Article

ASUS ZenFone 3 looks and feels twice its price

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Intel may have already quit the smartphone market, but its buddy ASUS continues to fight the good fight with a slightly different approach this year. At Computex, the Taiwanese giant announced not just one, but three new Android M smartphones:… Go To Full Article

ASUS' latest Transformers take heavy cues from Microsoft's Surface

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ASUS has just unveiled a line of new Transformer 2-in-1 PCs that look suspiciously like a certain product from Microsoft. With their touchscreens, kickstands and portable keyboards, they do remind us a lot of, you guessed it, the Surface. And,… Go To Full Article

ASUS' ZenBook 3 is thinner, lighter and faster than the MacBook

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How much more can ASUS shave off of the ZenBook, its flagship ultraportable? Apparently, quite a bit. The company's new ZenBook 3, announced today at Computex, clocks in at just 2 pounds and 11.9mm (0.46-inches) thick. In comparison, the previous… Go To Full Article

Cortex-A73 CPU and Mali-G71 GPU power up next-gen phones

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Computex 2016 - At its Computex press conference this morning, ARM announced two new pieces of mobile SoC IP that it believes will drive the demanding applications that smartphone owners will want to run on next-generation devices. The company says… Go To Full Article

Largest-ever math proof chews up 200TB of data

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You've probably been asked to prove a math solution at some point, but never like this. Researchers have created the world's largest math proof while solving the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem, consuming a whopping 200TB of data -- the previous... Go To Full Article

The ARM Cortex A73 - Artemis Unveiled

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It’s only been a little over a year since we had a good look into ARM’s Cortex A72 presented at ARM’s TechDay event in London. Over the span of this year we’ve seen various vendors not only announce SoCs with… Go To Full Article

The new 'Doom' hides sinister images in its soundtrack

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It's no secret that the new Doom is chock-full of Easter eggs and other surprises, but the latest is one you wouldn't find just by wandering around the game's tortured halls. Intrepid fan TomButcher has noticed that at least one… Go To Full Article

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Review

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As attractive as the GeForce GTX 1080 is, many enthusiasts are undoubtedly holding out for the much more affordable GTX 1070. Partner cards will start at $380, while Nvidia's Founders Edition will retail for $450. With Titan X and 980… Go To Full Article

DTS:X Finally Ready To Take On Dolby Atmos

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I feel like I've already got my hands full with five, six, or seven channels of audio and LFE, but now you've got the option of height channels and speakers that fire upward for a more enveloping experience. The idea… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Preview

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The second video card in the NVIDIA next generation Pascal GPU architecture is finally here, we will explore the GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition video card. In this limited preview today we will look at performance in comparison to GeForce… Go To Full Article

Google won't get a deal on French taxes

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If Google was hoping that France would give it a UK-style tax break, it's going to be in for a rude surprise. The country's Finance Minister Michel Sapin informs Reuters that there won't be any negotiations with Google over the… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE intros the GeForce GTX 1080 G1 GAMING graphics card

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GIGABYTE has announced the new GeForce GTX 1080 G1 GAMING graphics card, powered by NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture. The new graphics card features Super Overclock GPU, WINDFORCE 3X cooling, and RGB illumination. Like the rest of the G1 GAMING cards from… Go To Full Article

Tesla hosts a grand opening for its Gigafactory on July 29th

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Tesla's sprawling Gigafactory has yet to kick into full swing, but that isn't stopping the electric car maker from giving its plant an official debut. It's inviting its biggest fans (including those who referred buyers) to a grand opening for… Go To Full Article

ZOTAC announces three new GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards

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Just like the other major graphics card vendors, ZOTAC too has unveiled its new GeForce GTX 1080 lineup. The first cards in the lineup include the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP and the ZOTAC… Go To Full Article

Gillian Anderson Up For Being The Next James Bond

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A female Bond may actually not be a bad idea, but that might just be the X-Files fan in me talking. Actor Daniel Craig has inhabited the character of James Bond for four films, but has hinted he might leave… Go To Full Article

MSI rolls out its full lineup of GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards

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Leading graphics card vendor MSI has unleashed its lineup of GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, with a total of six new cards. The cards announced by MSI include the GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G, GTX 1080 SEA HAWK, GTX 1080… Go To Full Article

Tesoro Excalibur V2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ Bigbruin.com

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Beyond the lighting effects, I really like the Tesoro Excalibur V2 mechanical gaming keyboard... First and foremost, it feels very well built and I believe it could last for many years without issue. Just as you would expect with any… Go To Full Article

4K copy protection removal shop settles for $5.2 million

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Intel and Warner Bros. are still very much embroiled in a war on companies stripping copyright protection from 4K and Blu-ray videos. Hardware seller Ace Deal has agreed to pay the two industry giants $5.2 million to settle a lawsuit… Go To Full Article

Xiaomi Redmi 3A with 4000mAh battery gets approved by TENAA

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Chinese telecommunications regulatory agency TENAA has certified a new Xiaomi entry-level Android smartphone, dubbed the Redmi 3A. The main highlight of the Redmi 3A will be a huge 4000mAh capacity battery inside. Rest of its specs are pretty impressive as… Go To Full Article

OnePlus 3 now certified by the FCC as well

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Ahead of its official announcement on June 14th, the OnePlus 3 has received certification from the US FCC. As a lot of you will know, the FCC doesn’t reveal much about the devices they certify, so there isn’t much that… Go To Full Article

Dropbox's Infinite feature needs deeper access to your computer

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On the surface, Dropbox's Project Infinite sounds great. The feature will give you access to everything in your account without having to store them on your computer. It's bound to save space, especially if you're using an SSD with a… Go To Full Article

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