Brando Nexus 7 II Protective Accessories Presentation

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-09-15 read/post comments()

Brando has made available to Nexus 7 (2013) a lot of protective cases, screens and various accessories in order to use the product optimally while keeping it in mint conditions. All these are offered at low prices when compared to established brands and their quality has been increased quite a lot since our latest check-up. read more

UMI C1 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2014-09-11 read/post comments(0)

UMI have prepared another affordable but large-diagonal smartphone with 1280x720 resolution; we could also mention the 1.3GHz MTK6582 quad-core SoC which is paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM, support for microSDHC cards in order to expand storage space and also one 8MP Sony camera which is also found with the Nexus 5. read more

Fractal Core 1100 Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-08 read/post comments()

Fractal introduced the new Core series at Computex 2014; instead of having a booth at the infamous Nangang Hall, they unraveled the different Core versions at the Hyatt Hotel. In a similar trend as other enclosure manufacturers the focus point is on very affordable cases, a challenge as affordable usually goes hand in hand with making compromises. MadShrimps has already reviewed several 50 dollar cases, though with the Core 1100 Fractal goes even a few notches lower with a street price of a whopping low 35 dollars. Can Fractal maintain their typical stylish look and professional build quality even at this price level? Let us pop the box and explore the Fractal Core 1100 mATX case. read more

Shuttle Barebone XS35V4 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-09-05 read/post comments()

The latest X35V4 model from Shuttle integrates one energy-efficient J1900 quad-core Intel SoC which features Ivy Bridge Graphics and inside the enclosure we can also house one 2.5’’ HDD/SSD, up to 8GB DDR3L SODIMM, a slim optical drive or with an extra adapter we can install a secondary 2.5’’ storage drive. All system runs on passive ventilation, so no extra noise is generated from the inside. read more

CORSAIR Graphite 380T Computer Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-09-02 read/post comments(0)

During Computex 2014, Corsair have shown their latest additions to their gaming enclosures. Besides the Carbide Air 250, a shrinked version of their popular 540 Air Cube case, Corsair jumped on the ultra portable mITX gaming enclosures band wagon with the new Graphite 380T, a futuristic design with rounded corners, featuring a big carrying handle and designed to support long graphics cards with ease. With the build-in 3 speed fan controller and room for up to five fans this little case could ultimately cool your mini gaming powerhouse. If this hasn't drawn your attention, maybe one of the flashy color schemes will. Time to open the package and show what this case has got in its margin... read more

Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 128GB Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2014-09-01 read/post comments()

Corsair has gone even further in terms of performance by including a SSD controller inside their latest USB Flash Drive; this way the Voyager GTX USB 3.0 was born and features a nice brushed aluminum chassis for a sturdy design and is available in both 128GB and 256GB variants. read more
CPU Intel Octacore i7-5960X Haswell-E Review Part I by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-29
Cooling/CPU Cooling CRYORIG R1 Universal CPU Cooler Review by jmke @ 2014-08-25
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-08-25
Storage/SSD Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review by stefan @ 2014-08-21
Storage/NAS Thecus N2310 Soho/Home NAS Server Review by stefan @ 2014-08-19

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

There's a Canon printer that can run Doom (really)

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It's been over twenty years since the original Doom first hit PCs, and we're still obsessed with getting the damned thing running on just about everything with a processor. See that tiny screen up there? That's a Canon PIXMA printer… Go To Full Article

Four million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 pre-orders placed

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That’s a new sales record for Apple’s smartphones. After unveiling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 9th the company revealed that its new iPhones will be available for pre-order starting September 12th. Indeed the new smartphones went… Go To Full Article

AMD’s Power Pack: 6 APUs in a Box for System Builders

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It went relatively under the radar during the past two weeks of intensive launches, but AMD is launching a new campaign specifically for system builders dubbed the AMD Power Pack. Normally system builders (including both the mass… Go To Full Article

WikiLeaks posts the software governments use to spy on dissidents

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WikiLeaks' all-or-nothing approach to revealing shady government activity just took a new (if decidedly risky) turn. Julian Assange and crew have posted FinFisher and FinSpy PC, the intrusion software that Australia, Italy, Pakistan and other... Go To Full Article

Streacom FC10S Case

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"The Streacom FC10S arrived Technic3D. The FC10S supports ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 0 Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review." Go To Full Article

Audible flaw lets you download free audiobooks using fake accounts

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You expect subscription services to verify your details before granting you access to their content -- that's how they make their money, after all. However, it appears that Audible isn't quite so rigorous. Alan Joseph has revealed a flaw in… Go To Full Article

VESA Releases DisplayPort 1.3 Standard

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced the release of the DisplayPort 1.3 audio / video (A/V) standard. An update to the widely used DisplayPort 1.2a standard, this latest version increases the maximum link bandwidth to 32.4 Gbps, with each… Go To Full Article

TP-Link Announces Archer C8 Wireless AC1700 Dual-Band Router

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TP-LINK today announced the TP-LINK Archer C8 - AC1750 Simultaneous Dual-Band Broadband Wireless AC Router - a new premium model in the TP-LINK 11AC family, offering superior speed, Wi-Fi coverage and reliable connectivity across a larger area. The Archer C8… Go To Full Article

Majority of mobile apps are insecure

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A Gartner report claimed that 75 percent of mobile applications fail the most basic security tests. That poses threats for corporations, it said. Enterprise employees download apps and also use mobile apps to access business networks. Such… Go To Full Article

Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler

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The Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU cooler is on the test bench today at pcGameware. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here. The cooler is big measuring in 168.3mm(H)x140mm(W)x142.4mm(L) with a weight of 1282g (including fans) But with its… Go To Full Article

Apple's latest pre-order record shows people want bigger iPhones

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Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went up for pre-order just three days ago, and as expected, they've helped set a new sales record. The company announced today that combined sales of the new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones topped… Go To Full Article

Thecus N2310 2-bay NAS Review

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Today we are going to look at one of the latest products in Thecus’ range of NAS servers – the N2310. This comes in at the bottom of their range, designed for home and small business users on a budget.… Go To Full Article

QNAP TS-451 @ techPowerUp

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QNAP released the TS-x51 series, which, although classified lower than the TS-x70 line, is comprised of high-performance members that feature the brand-new Intel Bay Trail SoC. Today, we will take a look at the TS-451. It not only features good… Go To Full Article

ViewSonic Introduces 24-inch 16:10 Ergonomic Desktop Display

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ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, introduces the VG2438Sm 16:10 desktop monitor to its line of award-winning displays. The combination of premium SuperClear panel technology that provides wide viewing angles, as well as a 16:10 aspect… Go To Full Article

Panasonic's LX100 makes huge compact leap with 4K video, MFT sensor

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If you're thinking about buying Sony's sublime RX100 III compact camera, Panasonic has just made that decision a lot more difficult. The new Lumix DMC-LX100 is leaps and bounds ahead of its LX7 predecessor and the most sophisticated compact the...… Go To Full Article

Panasonic's GM5 mirrorless is still small but now has a live viewfinder

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Panasonic has just launched the Lumix DMC-GM5 targeted at shooters who want high performance with a form factor that's about as small as you can make an interchangeable lens, Micro Four Thirds camera. To remind you (Panasonic has a dizzying… Go To Full Article

ASUS Announces Haswell-E Workstation Motherboards

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The normal route for workstation level motherboards is from the server business unit of a motherboard manufacturer, which then works its way into full systems rather than being sold separately. The other, less used alternative is for the mainstream end-user… Go To Full Article

The 7D Mark II is Canon's best DSLR without a full-frame sensor

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The wait is over. Canon's long-anticipated EOS 7D Mark II is here, shipping in November for $1,799, without a lens. With a price tag that high, you'd think it'd be safe to assume that the company's consumer flagship sports a… Go To Full Article

Canon targets Sony's popular RX100 with PowerShot G7 X point-and-shoot

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When you're looking to buy a camera, the physical size of the sensor -- not the megapixel rating -- is what you want to keep an eye out for. The larger the better, of course, and while we may never… Go To Full Article

Canon's most powerful superzoom sports advanced video features, 65x lens

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If you need a 21-1365mm focal range in a single permanently affixed lens, man does Canon have the camera for you. The PowerShot SX60 HS, which replaces the SX50, sports a 65x optical zoom with an f/3.4-6.5 maximum aperture range… Go To Full Article

Phones4u confirms all iPhone 6 pre-orders will be cancelled

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Now that news of the Phones4u collapse has begun to settle, details are starting to emerge about how customers will be affected. The good news is that the company has said that it will honour existing contracts, but it has… Go To Full Article

Images emerge showing Microsoft's Windows-only mobile branding

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The image above shows the backside of British manufacturer My Go's upcoming handset, the GoFone -- no, the company likely didn't forget adding "Phone" at the bottom of the Windows logo. Thing is, according to an internal document leaked to… Go To Full Article

New Moto X, Moto Hint and second batch of Moto 360 units coming September 16

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While Apple is battling various component shortages, and Samsung remains vague for the most part regarding Galaxy Note 4 and Gear S availability, Motorola is all about walking the walk, not talking the talk. You must admit, for a company… Go To Full Article

Motorola's UK store will now sell you the new Moto G and other devices

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Although Motorola has offered phones in the UK for decades, the company has never let you buy direct. Even when it was owned by Google, it chose to point customers in the direction of retailers like Amazon. Now that Motorola… Go To Full Article

In Win Launches the D-Frame Mini

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Caseking launches the brand new In Win D-Frame Mini, built using the same hand-crafted construction technique as the original D-Frame. However, this chassis has been redesigned specifically for Mini-ITX motherboards. The In Win D-Frame Mini is available in three premium… Go To Full Article

The NSA broke into big German networks to map their data traffic

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It's no secret that the NSA's spies have been busy in Germany. However, it's now apparent that their activities in the country may reach much further than just targeting important leaders and suspects. Der Spiegel has published leaks showing that… Go To Full Article

Apple’s iPhone 6 chip is a lemon

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It looks like Apple’s new iPhone 6 will have the same performance of its older gizmos according to Hot Hardware benchmarking Normally one of the few things that is different about the new model iPhone is… Go To Full Article

World moves to smartphones

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Fortune tellers at the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) have been consulting their tarot cards and are predicting that either there will be a tall dark stranger who will ask them out to lunch, or by the end of the… Go To Full Article

Comcast declares war on Tor

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The most popular telco in the US, famous for its happy customers and commitment to a positive future for an open internet, Comcast has declared war on the encrypted system Tor. Comcast agents have contacted customers using… Go To Full Article

Microsoft has bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion dollars

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Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft. It was reassuring to see how many of your opinions mirrored those of the Mojangstas when we heard the news. Change is scary, and this is… Go To Full Article

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