Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-24V-2000 IP67 PWM Fans Review

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by stefan @ 2016-05-05 read/post comments()

The NF-A4 industrialPPC 140mm fans are very well built and can be used for both industrial and PC chassis applications; the 24V versions are ideal as case fans because they produce little to no noise at half the voltage they receive inside a computer chassis, but if you are also planning on replacing the fans on the water cooling radiators, you have to get the 12V models. The 12V NF-A4 industrialPPC 140mm PWM fans will be ran at higher speeds in order to cool the radiator fins properly, while keeping the noise levels as low as possible thanks to the integrated technologies. read more

InFocus M560 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2016-05-03 read/post comments()

By featuring the low-powered MT6753 octa-core mainstream SoC, InFocus M560 can deliver enough performance for most applications, while maintaining a very good battery life. Unlike other smartphones in the same segment, the M560 model is equipped with a high-quality FHD screen, a gorgeous unibody back chassis, one 13MP camera which is able to take good photos and the 2GB of RAM gives it the ability of running more applications at once. Manufactured and designed by Foxconn, we also get a very good build quality and thanks to the dual trays we can have installed two nanoSIMs and a microSDHC card for extended storage at the same time. read more

SteelSeries Siberia 350 Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2016-05-02 read/post comments()

The Siberia 350 headset is very easy to set up and work with thanks to the Engine 3 utility, while the volume controller is placed on the wire. If we look at both Siberia 650 (Elite Prism) and 350, we can see that the latter is a “lite” edition of the more expensive model, which does feature a less thick padding system, no analog interface and also less options we can configure throughout the software. However, the most important settings like the adjustable headband, DTS headphone, retractable unidirectional microphone, RGB illumination are available so we can enjoy the product with the same quality but at a much lower price. read more

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
Audio/Others Creative Sound BlasterX G5 7.1 HD Audio Portable Sound Card Review by stefan @ 2016-04-20
Others/Networking Gear TP-LINK AC2600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Review by stefan @ 2016-04-17
Audio/Others Tt eSports Shock 3D 7.1 PC Gaming Headset Review by stefan @ 2016-04-14
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

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Apple hires Google X co-founder and Nest's ex-head of tech

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Robotics professor Yoky Matsuoka is lending Apple her expertise, according to Fortune. Matsuoka co-founded X Labs, Google's secretive research facility that developed Glass and the company's self-driving car. She also used to be Nest's head of techno... Go To Full Article

Corsair Carbide Spec-Alpha Case Review: Solid looks, feature packed, great value

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The ATX Mid-Tower has always been a favorite of PC builders. It can be transported with relative ease, while still managing to hold a respectable amount of very high-end hardware. The Spec-Alpha is Corsair's latest entry to the market and… Go To Full Article

Takata is reportedly recalling another 35 million airbag systems

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If your car wasn't affected by Takata's massive airbag inflater recalls, it might be very shortly. Wall Street Journal tipsters hear that the Japanese firm is planning to recall "at least" 35 million more airbag inflaters, possibly as soon as… Go To Full Article

The 'Star Wars' holographic chess game is nearly a reality

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"Let's be real: Any article you read about Magic Leap or any AR platform, the first thing they talk about is Holochess." That's Mike Levine, former senior effects specialist at LucasArts and current CEO of mobile game developer Happy Giant.… Go To Full Article

Tesla adds a 75kWh battery option for the Model S

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Later this week Tesla will add a new battery option for buyers of its Model S sedan. Currently available with either a 70 or 90kWh pack, the new option will be 75kWh -- the same size as the smallest battery… Go To Full Article

Nextbit Robin 'cloud phone' is going on sale at Amazon

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If you want a Nextbit Robin and missed its Kickstarter fundraising campaign in 2015, you may want to check out its Amazon listing. The "cloud-first" Android phone that raised over $1.3 million on the crowdfunding platform, is going on sale… Go To Full Article

China wants to put a man on the moon by 2036

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A senior Chinese official announced yet another ambitious plan for the space-faring nation at a press conference on Saturday. PLA Lt. Gen. Zhang Yulin -- who is also deputy commander of the China Manned Space Program -- told reporters that… Go To Full Article

Human-robot teams take the drudgery out of sorting trash

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Think about all the sticky, slimy vile stuff you throw away in a given week. Now multiply that level of gross by everybody in your town. Would you want to have to rummage through all that disgusting detritus to pick… Go To Full Article

Enermax Revolution X't II 750W PSU Review @HiTech Legion

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"The Enermax Revolution X't II 750 watt PSU meets the 80 Plus Gold standard and is a semi-modular PSU. Enermax has built the Revolution X't II PSU with function in mind though by using flat cabling for all the cabling,… Go To Full Article

Samsung Gear VR: Virtual Reality for the Average Consumer @ Hardware Secrets

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After years of prototypes and last year’s first stab, the Samsung and Oculus partnership has produced the first-ever consumer-ready version of the Gear VR headset. It is smaller, lighter, and at $99, quite a bit cheaper, than previous versions. The… Go To Full Article

A 10-year-old Finnish kid won $10,000 for hacking Instagram

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A precocious youth has won a $10,000 bug bounty from Facebook after he figured out a way to delete other users' comments from Instagram's servers, Mashable reports. Go To Full Article

Phiaton BT 110 Bluetooth Headset Review

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With the BT 110 water-resistant earbuds, Phiaton sees to it that your are protected in sweaty, and rainy conditions. There are a handful of excellent Bluetooth wireless headsets in the sub-$100 segment, which is why Benchmark Reviews takes a closer… Go To Full Article

GoPro's new video editing suite is very familiar

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It didn't take long for GoPro to make use of those mobile video editing apps it acquired back in February. The action camera maker has launched a "mobile creative suite" that, in its initial form, repurposes Quik and Splice as… Go To Full Article

McLaren uses 20-year-old laptops to maintain its first supercar

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You've no doubt heard of organizations clinging to ancient technology to keep their businesses running, but probably nothing like this. A Jalopnik tour has shown that McLaren relies on a roughly 20-year-old laptop, a variant of Compaq's LTE 5280, to... Go To Full Article

Nvidia teases Pascal GeForces amid GTX 1000-series rumors

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Well, looks like the rumor mill may have gotten the June reveal date of Pascal-based gaming cards wrong. A mysterious new site called "Order of 10" has popped up, completet with a countdown timer and imagery of gray polygons heading… Go To Full Article

Google Maps takes you inside Rio de Janeiro's Olympic venues

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Google Maps adds indoor views of major attractions on the regular. Ahead of this summer's Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, the company is taking you inside the 25 indoor venues that will host sporting events in a few weeks.… Go To Full Article

High-profile women in tech push diversity with Project Include

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Take a look at the diversity statistics from many tech companies, as we did with our 2015 Diversity Report Card, and you'll notice a consistent issue. The tech industry, for all of its meritocratic grandstanding, has a big inclusion problem… Go To Full Article

Postmates' couriers help small shops with same-day deliveries

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Small businesses use Shopify's software to create custom online storefronts, and Shopify regularly adds features making it easier to juggle digital and physical sales. Now those customers can get a same-day delivery option through Postmates so long a... Go To Full Article

Zotac GTX 980 Ti AMP! Edition Review

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This will probably be our last GTX 980 Ti review before the next generation of cards from Nvidia are released. The speculation is they will be named the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 continuing the product naming convention Nvidia have… Go To Full Article

Moog's new app brings the iconic Model 15 synth to your iPad

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Moog may be known for its analog synthesizers, but the company has also crammed those sounds inside iOS apps for making noise on the go. With its latest app for the iPhone and iPad, the company created a digital version… Go To Full Article

Netflix knows which videos you're likely to click

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Have you noticed that Netflix's video thumbnails follow a familiar pattern? That's no accident -- in fact, the streaming giant has developed a whole process for choosing those pictures. In a fresh blog post, the company has revealed details of… Go To Full Article

'Dishonored 2' leaves the shadows on November 11th

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Dishonored 2 will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 11th, giving fans another taste of supernatural assassination. The sequel was first unveiled at Bethesda's E3 press conference last year, along with a tentative "Spring 2016" release window... Go To Full Article

Microsoft buys a company enabling the Internet of Things

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If it wasn't already evident that Microsoft is serious about becoming a big player in the Internet of Things, it is now. The tech pioneer has bought Solair, a company focused on Internet of Things services for businesses -- say,… Go To Full Article

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Tempered Glass Edition Review

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" The Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX with tempered glass takes this already awesome case to the next level in the looks department. Like the original EVOLV ATX, this case's build quality is excellent, it has lots of drive bays, plenty… Go To Full Article

Twitter rolls out 'Connect' to help you follow more accounts

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Connect, Twitter's newest feature, allows users on iOS or Android to browse a curated list of accounts to follow -- it's like having a personal stylist for your Twitter account. The recommendations will be refined over time, but they're based… Go To Full Article

Bowers and Wilkins sells to a tiny home automation startup

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Bowers & Wilkins has been cranking out solid audio gear for the better part of three decades, but it's being acquired by a company that's only been around since 2014. Eva Automation, a Silicon Valley startup founded by former Facebook… Go To Full Article

India rejects Apple's plan to import refurbished iPhones

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As iPhone sales start to decline for the first time in 13 years, the company has been looking to emerging markets to make up the slack with first-time buyers. But Cupertino's plan to boost marketshare in India by importing and… Go To Full Article

CM Storm Quick Fire XTi Gaming Keyboard @ techPowerUp

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CM Storm's Quick Fire line of products includes a wealth of different options. Today, we will take a look at their fully sized multi-color backlit gaming keyboard dubbed the XTi. Like other recent Quick Fire keyboards, it uses Cherry MX… Go To Full Article

Periscope gets an editor-in-chief to spot its best live streams

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Periscope wants to not only help you share live streams, but find the best of them... and it's willing to try unusual strategies to make that happen. Medium editor Evan Hansen has joined Periscope to become its first editor-in-chief. As… Go To Full Article

Sony's Google Cast speakers are ready to put music in any room

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Back at CES, Sony announced new multi-room audio gear with a soundbar and two speakers to put music all over your house. Now, a few months after their debut, those devices are ready to handle tunes. As a refresher, the… Go To Full Article

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