Noreve Samsung Galaxy S6 Leather Case (Tradition - 21172T) Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2016-08-29 read/post comments()

The Tradition 21172T case from Noreve, tailored for the Samsung Galaxy S6 is meant to offer all-around protection, while having cut-outs for the smartphone main interfaces, including the handy notification LED light. The frontal speaker is protected against dust with an additional grill and the case is reinforced with thermoplastic polymer so it won’t cause additional interference (lower the signal strength). While our review sample had the Serpent Nero finishing (from the Horizon range), we do get 11 more colors to choose from, each with its own finishing. read more

ASUSTOR AS6204T 4-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2016-08-26 read/post comments()

The AS6204T 4-bay NAS from ASUSTOR, equipped with a low-power Celeron J3160 Braswell CPU and 4GB of RAM can handle without issue the well-optimized ADM OS which transforms it into a machine with multiple functions: backups, different service hosting, virtual machine installation and operation, media center for online and offline content, gaming computer thanks to the included emulators and more. read more

Silicon Power Jewel J30 64GB USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2016-08-21 read/post comments()

Jewel J30 USB 3.1 Flash Drives are small and cute at the same time, resembling nuts (one of the favorite squirrel meals) and they do incorporate Micro COB technology for packing up to 64GB of storage. The product rubber connector cover does make them more durable (against water, dust and vibration), while the lid-holder strap design makes sure that we won’t lose the USB port cover while the drive is in use. read more

Razer Turret Living Room Gaming Mouse and Lapboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2016-08-11 read/post comments()

Razer Turret was thought as a compact peripheral which can act as a wireless gaming keyboard/mouse perfect to be utilized in living rooms were the use of wires becomes annoying and very unaesthetic. When the 2.4GHz interface is used with the supplied dongle we do not get to see delays during operation for both devices and since the keycaps of the lapboard keyboard are of the same size as on a regular laptop, people can also use it successfully for office tasks or browsing the Internet. read more

G.SKILL Ripjaws V 32GB 3000MHz DDR4 (F4-3000C15D-32GVR) Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2016-08-09 read/post comments()

The F4-3000C15D-32GVR 32GB DDR4 memory kit from G.SKILL does come with a rated speed of 3000MHz and is composed of two 16GB modules; since we are talking about overclocking modules, these also feature a custom designed heatsink of 42mm height so compatibility should not be an issue even with more massive CPU coolers. read more

Razer Leviathan Mini Speaker Review

Audio/Speakers&Amps by stefan @ 2016-08-06 read/post comments()

Razer Leviathan Mini is the portable version of their previous Leviathan sound bar which did also feature a subwoofer and packs two 12W drivers, Bluetooth 4.0 technology, NFC and a 2600mAH rechargeable Li-Ion battery. The mini-system can deliver quite a bit of punch without distortion, making it ideal for playing music outside or inside our house; the Combo Play functionality still needs a bit of bug fixing since delays will appear between audio and video, but if we do play regular audio on radio or music albums this should not be an issue. The Mini can be also used for taking calls thanks to its integrated microphone with devices which support Bluetooth Hands-Free Profiles (HFP 1.5). read more
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2400MHz 32GB White Memory Kit Review by stefan @ 2016-08-04
Storage/NAS QNAP TVS-882 High-Performance 8-bay NAS Review by stefan @ 2016-07-28
Motherboards/Intel S1151 GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-SOC FORCE LGA1151 Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2016-07-22
Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling GELID Silent Pro 14 PWM Case Fans Review by stefan @ 2016-07-18
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[M] Noreve Samsung Galaxy S6 Leather Case (Tradition - 21172T) Review

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The Tradition 21172T case from Noreve, tailored for the Samsung Galaxy S6 is meant to offer all-around protection, while having cut-outs for the smartphone main interfaces, including the handy notification LED light. The frontal speaker is protected against dust with… Go To Full Article

Simulated Mars mission ends its year-long experiment

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A NASA-backed, year-long simulation of living on Mars has finally come to a close. The six people in the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) experiment have left their dome on Mauna Loa to rejoin the rest of society.… Go To Full Article

Coolermaster Masterkeys Pro L Mechanical Keyboard Review

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The Masterkeys Pro L's packaging is no different from its much older CM Storm mechanical keyboards. The keyboard layout with its white LED backlit is on the front while showing off its multiple layers at the back. The USB cable… Go To Full Article

Opera warns that its web sync service was hacked

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Data breaches happen all too often, but it's rare that they target your browser's sync service... and unfortunately, Opera just became one of those exceptions. The company is warning users that it detected a hack in its sync system that… Go To Full Article

Microsoft makes it easy to report hate speech

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If you come across any racial and gay slur and just about anything that sounds like hate speech on Xbox Live, you can directly report the incident to Microsoft. The tech titan has launched a dedicated website where you can… Go To Full Article

US military worries it will lose the AI war

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It took a while for the US military to bolster its defenses against cyberattacks, and it looks like there's a similar deficit when it comes to artificial intelligence. A new Defense Department report says that the country needs to take… Go To Full Article

ASRock X99 Taichi Motherboard Review

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The release of Broadwell-E has brought with it a flurry of accompanying X99 motherboard updates. This presents a great opportunity for motherboard manufacturers to add features more common to year 2016 PC’s than those found on X99 boards released in… Go To Full Article

Tomb Raider's New Director Comes From Battlefield Hardline, Dead Space

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Does this mean Lara will die in even more horrific ways in the next Tomb Raider title? The franchise's new leader served as the creative director for Battlefield Hardline and as the art director for the Dead Space games. No… Go To Full Article

'Jason Bourne' in 3D is making moviegoers in China nauseous

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In China, where 80 percent of movie theaters built in the last 10 years have 3D projectors, movie studios often release "exclusive," three-dimensional adaptations of movies that won't actually see a 3D release stateside. While that can be lucrative f... Go To Full Article

Russia's search giant is making a self-driving shuttle bus

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Internet search giants making self-driving cars appears to be a trend, and Russia's Yandex wants in. It's partnering with Daimler, truck maker Kamaz and government-backed researchers at NAMI on an autonomous shuttle bus that could carry up to 12 peo... Go To Full Article

HBM3: Cheaper, Up To 64GB On-Package, And Terabytes-Per-Second Bandwidth

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Here is some talk about the next iteration of High Bandwidth Memory, which Samsung and Hynix are working on. HBM is basically a stacked RAM configuration, meaning space savings and bandwidth improvements. The third generation is expected to not only… Go To Full Article

Price Of Solar Declining To Unprecedented Lows

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Solar installations are rising while prices have been steadily declining since 2010. The article points out that lower costs are due to factors ranging from less costly inverters to cheaper installation and permitting. …the latest data show that the continued… Go To Full Article

No Man's Sky Players Are Getting Refunds From PSN And Steam

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And the bad publicity for No Man's Sky continues. It seems that even Steam and Sony have accepted the belief that the developer misled players and are letting people, some of which have already accumulated plenty of hours, get full… Go To Full Article

After Math: Only the essentials

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It was a pretty kick-*** week in terms of interplanetary exploration -- and not even just in NMS. Astronomers found a potentially habitable planet just 4.2 light years from us! This could be our first stop beyond Mars but it's… Go To Full Article

Tesla's powerful new battery, and more in the week that was

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Tesla makes the world's best electric cars - but they're not content to rest on their laurels. The company just launched a powerful new battery that makes the Model S the fastest production car you can actually buy. Meanwhile, autonomous… Go To Full Article

Everything You Need to Know About Improving Your iPhone’s Battery Life

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Phones have gotten faster and faster, but their battery life hasn’t improved much. Modern iPhones still struggle to make it through a single day if you’re using them heavily, but there are ways to extend that battery life and keep… Go To Full Article

Laptop pioneer John Ellenby dies

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The PC industry has lost one of its quieter but more influential leaders: John Ellenby, the CEO of Grid Systems, died earlier this month at the age of 75 of yet to be determined causes. His company (particularly late designer… Go To Full Article

MIT's new 3D-printer makes objects that remember their shape

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3D printing has done a lot for medical science. It's helped us create better prosthetics, manufacture artificial vertebrae and even develop smaller internal cameras. Next, it could help us revolutionize medication delivery. MIT researchers are using... Go To Full Article

Strange galaxy is made almost entirely of dark matter

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A galaxy isn't big just because it has many stars in it. A worldwide research group has discovered that a galaxy in the Coma cluster, Dragonfly 44, consists of 99.99 percent dark matter. It has about as much mass as… Go To Full Article

Ubisoft is shutting down the free-to-play 'Ghost Recon'

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Free-to-play games based on popular franchises were a huge trend for awhile. But, as Microsoft showed us this week by canceling Halo Online for Russia, there are no guarantees for success. Ubisoft is following suit and shutting down Ghost Recon… Go To Full Article

Google taps Airbnb exec to turn self-driving cars into a business

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Google's self-driving car project hit a rough patch with the departure of one of its earliest team members, but it's evident that the tech giant is still bent on turning the experiment into a viable business. The company has hired… Go To Full Article

Facebook will show bigger vertical videos in your News Feed

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Facebook's News Feed for mobile will become much friendlier to vertical videos in the near future, according to Marketing Land. It won't exactly be optimized for the orientation the way Snapchat is, but it will apparently stop cropping and showing… Go To Full Article

Asustor AS3202T 2-Bay NAS Review

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"The Asustor AS3202T is one very flexible 2-Bay NAS. Not only does it have the full functionality of a network attached storage device, but it's a media center that's capable of 4k video playback with full 7.1 HD audio. If… Go To Full Article

gamescom 2016 coverage with more than 400 pictures

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From 17th to 21th August 2016, one of the most important European gaming fairs again took place in Cologne, Germany. Of course we attend gamescom as well and published a gamescom report with more than 400 pictures of current games,… Go To Full Article

Motorola's latest wireless earbuds don't live up to expectations

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In June, Motorola unveiled its VerveLife line of "lifestyle" products, with the VerveOnes+ wireless earbuds being the first to go on sale. These are truly wireless, existing as two independent pods that you wedge into your ear holes, with no… Go To Full Article

BioShock's Breathtaking First 14 Minutes, Remastered

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I hate the fact that the BioShock remaster is part of a collection you'll need to pay $60 for, but the first game does look worthy of a revisit. The commentary, most of which is just annoying, does point out… Go To Full Article

Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Yoga will make you want OLED everywhere

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The dream of large OLED screens has, for the past few years, seemed perpetually on the horizon. LG has had OLED TVs on the market for a while, but they're still far more expensive than comparable LCDs. If you've wanted… Go To Full Article

Six innovative rooftop solar technologies

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It's never been easier to give your house a solar roof. Falling manufacturing costs and increasing demand have led to a number of fascinating new solar products in recent years, including roof shingles with integrated solar cells, mo... Go To Full Article

Alleged new Xiaomi Mi Note 2 render leaks along with some specs

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A new alleged render of the upcoming Xiaomi flagship, the Mi Note 2, has leaked online. The render has been posted by Weibo tipster @Kjuma, who has a pretty decent track record with smartphone leaks in the past. According to… Go To Full Article

Privacy groups call foul on WhatsApp sharing data with Facebook

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WhatsApp's new terms-of-service are causing quite a stir among privacy advocates. Yesterday, the company announced it would begin sharing user phone numbers, profile data, status message and online status with Facebook, its parent company -- a change... Go To Full Article

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