Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen Convertible Review

Mobile/Tablets by stefan @ 2015-05-26 read/post comments()

As the Dell Venue 11 Pro Convertible, the ThinkPad Helix 2-in-1 works on the same principle which means passive cooling, producing absolutely zero noise when operating, which is quite an achievement. The tested model comes equipped with the Intel Core M 5Y10 processor and is paired with 4GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM and a Samsung 128GB SSD. We are also getting a keyboard dock and a tablet pen along with the Helix which add multiple functionality to the product. read more

OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2015-05-20 read/post comments()

With the ARC 100, OCZ has succeeded to bring another affordable SSD product on the market, which is utilizing the Barefoot 3 M10 controller, the latest Toshiba A19nm MLC NAND and while it does not break records, it is very durable as it has been demonstrated before by some other review websites. read more

Fractal Design Kelvin S36 360mm Liquid Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2015-05-19 read/post comments(0)

Swedish Fractal Design already revealed its upcoming Kelvin CPU water cooling series way back at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover. At last year's Computex we saw the same prototypes again, scheduled for a summer release. Finally in December 2014 the retail versions popped up; Fractal Design added three AIO models to their Kelvin AIO line-up: a 120mm radiator T12 Kelvin, the S24 being the 240 radiator version and the flagship S36 as the triple fan version. Today we have a look at the latter version, the Kelvin S36. The AIO market is already pretty saturated with versions from Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master, Enermax and Swiftech. What makes this Fractal Design S36 stand out from the crowd? Time to explore the Sweed's… read more

Toshiba MQ02ABF075 2.5'' Mobile Thin HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2015-05-16 read/post comments()

The MQ02ABF075 drive from Toshiba exhibits good performances for a 5400RPM drive and comes with two platters and four heads on a 7mm form factor. This drive is mostly meant for ultrabooks and high-end multimedia devices, which do not need very high read/write performances but more storage space at a low price, while conserving battery life. read more

TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Dual Band Router Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2015-05-13 read/post comments()

Based on a second generation Broadcom chipset, the Archer C9 AC1900 router shares many characteristics with the C8 which we have reviewed previously, including elements of design. The router takes quite little space on the table and is ventilated properly thanks to the grill located in the back. We again have two USB ports available for data transfer or for connecting printers; in our tests, the USB 3.0 transfer speeds seem to be quite improved, but it won’t be able to match low-end NAS capabilities yet. read more

Synology DiskStation DS415+ NAS Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2015-05-12 read/post comments()

Synology has amazed us again with one of their latest NAS server releases, the DS415+, which is built around the Intel Rangeley platform which incorporates the Atom C2538 SoC (4C/4T Silvermont Cores @ 2.4GHz) which is paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. read more
Mobile/Smart Phones VKWorld VK2015 Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-05-03
Mobile/Smart Phones Meizu MX4 32GB Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-04-28
Mobile/Tablets Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Convertible Review by stefan @ 2015-04-23
Others/Mice & Keyboards Corsair Gaming Sabre Optical RGB Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2015-04-21
Mobile/Smart Phones Blackview Breeze Smartphone Review by stefan @ 2015-04-16

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Chevy still has 6,000 unsold last-gen Volt hybrids

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The 2016 Chevy Volt promises to be a much better hybrid than its predecessor, with a lower price and better performance... and unfortunately for GM, that improvement might be hurting sales of the outgoing model. The Detroit Free Press reports… Go To Full Article

X2 Announces the X2.Kimera 4007 Gaming Keyboard

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X2 proudly presents the X2.Kimera 4007 gaming keyboard. Featuring an aggressive and cool design with great performance and build out of top quality materials, this gaming keyboard has been studied to be strong and confortable at the same time. The… Go To Full Article

SanDisk Announces the Z400s SATA SSD for Embedded Applications

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SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced the new SanDisk Z400s SSD, a cost effective solid-state drive (SSD) designed to replace hard-disk drives (HDDs) in computing platforms and embedded applications. PCs and embedded systems need consistent,… Go To Full Article

FSP Announces World's First Notebook Adapter with USB 3.0 Hub

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FSP, the performance power specialist, today announces the first multifunction notebook adapter featuring a convenient built-in USB 3.0 hub: the NB H series. The NB H adds more convenience and usability to the world of notebook adapters. This full range… Go To Full Article

Audi's R8 e-tron electric supercar can now drive itself

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Slowly but surely, Audi is getting closer to realizing Will Smith's wildly futuristic motor from I, Robot. At CES Asia, the company has revealed an updated version of its R8 e-tron electric supercar with self-driving capabilities. A bevy of sensors… Go To Full Article

Living in an egg looks cool with Ecocapsule

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If you don’t care too much about owning a mansion and just want an efficient way to live, Nice Architects has a solution for you. The Ecocapsule is touted as being the “green” housing solutions for future generations. The egg-like… Go To Full Article

Samsung's Iron Man edition Galaxy S6 Edge lacks J.A.R.V.I.S.

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With Samsung being an active promoter of Marvel's latest Avengers movie, it's no surprise to see the tech giant releasing some sort of special edition product to sweeten the deal. Why yes, it's an Iron Man limited edition Galaxy S6… Go To Full Article

Jony Ive becomes Apple's first Chief Design Officer

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There's no question that Jony Ive is more important than ever to Apple's design process given his heavy influence on everything from the look of iOS to the philosophy behind the Apple Watch, and the Cupertino crew just gave him… Go To Full Article

Robot learns skills through trial and error, like you do

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As a rule, robots have to learn through explicit instruction, whether it's through new programming, watching videos or holding their hands. UC Berkeley's BRETT (Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks) isn't nearly that dependent, however... Go To Full Article

Dirty Bomb mixes FPS elements into a potent brew

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Jr. Damage Gyromancer is back with another video offering his first impressions of a game. This time, his subject is Dirty Bomb, an upcoming arena shooter that folds in elements from a bunch of different popular FPS game types. Looks… Go To Full Article

Arctic P324 BT Bluetooth Headphones Review

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Arctic is widely known for its CPU coolers and PC case fans but the company has had its own line of headphones for quite some time. Today we will be taking a look at Arctic’s new P324 BT headphones, offering… Go To Full Article

Colorful to Become World's Second Biggest Graphics Card Vendor in 2015: Report

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PRC-based Colorful, which started out as (and continues to be) a vendor of wacky, over-the-top GeForce GTX graphics cards, has surpassed industry stalwarts MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte, in terms of graphics cards shipped worldwide this year, according to industry numbers… Go To Full Article

iOS 9 might breathe new life into old devices

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Apple is reportedly building an iOS 9 version for older iPhones and iPads. Like other OEMs, Apple only supports its older devices with new software updates for a couple of years. After that it drops the devices and users either… Go To Full Article

Crucial MX200 Review @ Vortez

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The MX200 comes in a variety of storage sizes along with 3 form factors (2.5", mSATA and M.2) but only the standard 2.5" variant is currently available with the full 1TB of storage space. All of the drives come with… Go To Full Article

Asus India says ZenFone 5’s Lollipop update will take 3 to 4 months more

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Deeply alarming news, possibly for owners of the 2014 smartphone’s 4 and 6-inch siblings as well. Why oh why are device manufacturers so quick to vouch for software update deadlines they can’t be sure they can meet? Especially when it’s… Go To Full Article

G.Skill to Host 4th Annual OC World Record Stage at Computex 2015

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G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is hosting two major extreme overclocking events at Computex 2015 (June 2~6): the OC World Cup 2015 and the OC World Record Stage… Go To Full Article

HiFiMAN EF100 Headphone Amplifier & DAC @ techPowerUp

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HiFiMAN has a reputation for producing great headphone amplifiers. Today, we take a look at their newest do-it-all headphone amplifier & DAC combo with an on-board T-amp. This all-encompassing device features a class A/B headphone amplifier with a tube input… Go To Full Article

OWC Announces Accelsior S PCIe-SATA Riser Board

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Other World Computing announced today the Accelsior S, a new PCIe card with direct mount support for a 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD. The latest addition to OWC's award-winning Accelsior line enables PC, Mac Pro tower and Thunderbolt interface expansion chassis… Go To Full Article

Salesforce is too pricey for Microsoft

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Microsoft was unable to come up with a good price for Salesforce and the talks fell through, according to people in the know. CNBC confirmed that Vole and Salesforce held “significant talks” but failed to agree on… Go To Full Article

EVGA Torq X5 Optical gaming mouse

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Today we look at the new eVGA Torq X5 gaming mouse built around the high grade Pixart 3988 optical sensor. It has 8 programmable buttons built in and a max reporting rate of 1000hz. It is attractively designed in white,… Go To Full Article

Google finds that security questions aren't really secure

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If you've ever thought that "what was your first pet's name?" is a lousy way to keep intruders from resetting your password, you now have some evidence to back up your suspicions. Google has published research showing that security questions… Go To Full Article

Intel's Post-2017 "Purley" Enterprise Platform Detailed

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Intel's future enterprise computing business, post-2017, could see a unification of its 2-socket (2S), 4-socket (4S), and >8-socket (8S+) platforms unify into one, codenamed "Purley." The platform will consist of multiple SKUs, but a common socket type (Socket-P), and a… Go To Full Article

Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas

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Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) having the potential to trump conventional solar power, and there's now some proof that this is happening. Aalto University researchers have developed black... Go To Full Article

Android M Google Nexus devices will offer 2-year software support guarantee

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According to a new exclusive report published by Android Police, Google is planning to offer time bound software guarantee with this year’s new Nexus devices. The report claims Google is likely to announce the new update guarantee scheme at the… Go To Full Article

Huawei’s new sub-$100 smartphone packs a 4,000mAh capacity battery

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While most of you may still be thinking about the Nubia Z9, ZTE has recently launched a new budget smartphone with a giant 4,000mAh battery. The new budget ZTE smartphone carries the model number Q519T and actually packs quite impressive… Go To Full Article

Android's stand-alone Photos app will give you more creative control

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Wondering what will happen when Android's Photos app finally makes a clean break from Google+? You should now have a pretty good idea. Android Police has peeked at a leaked copy of a reworked Photos app, and it's clear that… Go To Full Article

SteelSeries Apex M800 Keyboard Review

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SteelSeries is an older and well know manufacturer of gaming equipment. In this review we look at the new mechanical SteelSeries Apex M800 Keyboard. Go To Full Article

Clip-on adds gesture control to Pebble Time and Android Wear watches

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Aria is a small add-on that clips underneath a smartwatch band and lets you control the device with finger gestures. It's an accessory for an accessory, which sounds kind of ridiculous, but it's not like you have a lot of… Go To Full Article

Need for Speed 2015 Reboot Trailer Revealed

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To coin a phrase from Top Gun: I feel the need, the need for speed. Your wish for speed will be fulfilled in the new reboot of Need for Speed 2015. Ghost Games and EA provided a teaser trailer as… Go To Full Article

The next Firefox OS devices will focus on quality, not cost

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Outside of one or two exceptions, most Firefox OS devices have been aimed squarely at the budget crowd -- at folks who would otherwise have to entirely forego smartphoness or tablets. However, Mozilla is ready to switch things up. The… Go To Full Article

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