Neo Forza Faye 64GB (2x32GB) 4000MHz C19 DDR4 Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2022-05-16 read/post comments(0)

The Neo Forza Faye 2x32GB C19 kit did perform great on our Alder Lake system and offers quite a bit of capacity, which transforms your computer into a workhorse for many applications ran at once such as virtual machines, video encoding, large databases and so on. read more

Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q 2TB TB 3 / USB 3.2 External SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2022-05-11 read/post comments(0)

By using Thunderbolt 3, the Rocket XTRM-Q 2TB does bypass drives using USB 3.2 Gen2x1 and even the newer USB 3.2 Gen2x2, by offering a theoretical bandwidth of 40Gbps. This aspect helps a lot for both reads and writes, succeeding to beat the other tested drives, even when using a different, lower-specced system. By using Micron’s 96L 3D QLC NAND flash, the drive can maintain a high sustained write rate until the SLC cache is being filled up and, in our tests, we noted that the drive won’t go under 170MB/s in this scenario. read more

CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by stefan @ 2022-05-09 read/post comments(0)

The high-end iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display AIO from CORSAIR does offer fantastic performance and includes the durable and low-noise ML RGB ELITE fans along with the 2.1’’ pump IPS LCD display with the 480x480 resolution and a maximum of 30FPS refresh rate. As the 240mm size, the 360mm variant of radiator is more compatible with a large range of cases versus 280mm and we have all necessary equipment for the setup to only take one USB 2.0 header on the motherboard. Given the large number of wiring (two cables for each fan, controller cabling, pump cabling etc…), we will spend more time than usual to route and hide the cables in the back of the motherboard, but the result… read more

KIOXIA EXCERIA PLUS 1TB microSDXC Memory Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2022-05-02 read/post comments(0)

The performance of the EXCERIA PLUS is in-line with the declared value, so great for the intended 4K recording activity focus. Besides the actual testing, we have used the card inside the GoPro Hero 9 Black in order to record 4K 24FPS, 4K 30FPS but also 5K 24 and 30FPS video, more than two hours long at each attempt and we haven’t encountered any issues at all! read more

CORSAIR iCUE ELITE CPU Cooler LCD Display Upgrade Kit Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by stefan @ 2022-04-25 read/post comments(0)

The iCUE ELITE CAPELLIX LCD Display Upgrade Kit does really add quite a bit of eye candy to your current setup, while doubling up as a monitoring tool for the internal components. It comes with an IPS panel with a 480x480 resolution and renders video effects at 30FPS, for very fluent animations. The frame of the display is also RGB enabled in order to sync different effects with other iCUE-enabled hardware you may have installed, while the installation can be done by anyone with the help of four mounting magnets so no need of removing the pump from the CPU! read more

KIOXIA TransMemory U366 128GB USB Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2022-04-24 read/post comments(0)

The TransMemory U366 USB Flash Drive from KIOXIA does offer great read speeds when picked up with the 128GB capacity, actually double versus the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB SKUs. The writes are around the values we have encountered with other mainstream drives as well, while its aluminum body which has dimensions of 39 x 12.2 x 4.5 (L x W x H) helps with using it along with a lanyard or installed on our keychain. read more
Others/All-in-one PC ECS LIVA One A300 Barebone Review by stefan @ 2022-04-20
Cooling/CPU Cooling CORSAIR iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX – Alder Lake Tests by stefan @ 2022-04-18
Others/Mice & Keyboards Mountain Everest 60 Compact Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2022-04-14
Storage/HDD Toshiba N300 4TB NAS Hard Drive Review by stefan @ 2022-04-11
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

[M] Neo Forza Faye 64GB (2x32GB) 4000MHz C19 DDR4 Memory Kit Review

@ 2022/05/16 read/post comments(0)
The Neo Forza Faye 2x32GB C19 kit did perform great on our Alder Lake system and offers quite a bit of capacity, which transforms your computer into a workhorse for many applications ran at once such as virtual machines, video… Go To Full Article

US lawmaker seeks to create a commission to oversee tech companies

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
US Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) wants to establish a federal watchdog that would focus on overseeing digital platforms and tech giants. The lawmaker has introduced the Digital Platform Commission Act (PDF) in Congress in hopes of establishing a five-person federal… Go To Full Article

Gamdias Chione M3 AIO CPU Cooler

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
" ... If you are looking for a super affordable AIO, Gamdias has a solution with the new Chione M3. The performance was spot on, and the performance outpaced the price tag by a long shot." Go To Full Article

1MORE EVO True Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
Description: The just announced EVO True Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones by 1MORE aim to compete with the top TWS models in the market today and for the most part they actually do. Go To Full Article

Cooler Master HAF 700 EVO @ TechPowerUp

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
The HAF 700 EVO is Cooler Master's take on a no-limits chassis. As such, it joins an illustrious circle of expensive and massive cases like the In Win Signature series or Corsair 1000D. And while it is the latest entry… Go To Full Article

Neat Worker Bee II XLR Microphone Review

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
The Neat Worker Bee II microphone excels in capturing vocals and instruments while keeping it all in a compact package. Go To Full Article

The 'Alan Wake' remaster is coming to Nintendo Switch

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
Fans of Alan Wake aren’t getting an update on the sequel this summer — but can look forward to a new TV series and a remastered version of the original game for the Switch. Remedy Entertainment’s creative director Sam Lake… Go To Full Article

'Deathloop' update adds much-needed accessibility options and a photo mode

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
Arcane Studios has released the third major update for Deathloop, which adds a slew of accessibility features. There's now an accessibility category in the options menu that includes the previously introduced settings (some of which have been upgraded) in addition… Go To Full Article

Hulu will be the streaming home for Lollapalooza through 2023

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
If you want to catch any live performances from Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo or Austin City Limits Music Festival from the comfort of your own home, Hulu will be the place to do that for the next couple of years. The platform… Go To Full Article

Rivian recalls 502 R1T trucks due to an airbag sensor issue

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
Rivian is recalling some of its R1T electric trucks because of an issue with airbag sensors. The vehicle may not disable an airbag when a child is sitting up front, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filing spotted… Go To Full Article

Netflix's live-action 'Resident Evil' trailer shows a zombie apocalypse, obviously

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
A live-action Resident Evil series is coming to Netflix this summer, and a teaser offers a first look at what's in store. The story takes place across two timelines and locations: a seemingly pristine New Raccoon City in the present… Go To Full Article

Android TV's next big update will improve picture-in-picture viewing

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
Google isn't just showering affection on Android phones and tablets at I/O 2022. The company has detailed updates for Android 13 on TV, including one for living room multitaskers. On top of already announced plans to support casting from Android… Go To Full Article

Sony WH-1000XM5 review: In a league of their own

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
The rumors were (mostly) true. Sony did indeed have a follow-up to its stellar WH-1000XM4 ready for a proper debut. Today the company announced the WH-1000XM5 ($400), its latest flagship noise-canceling headphones equipped with all of the things we’ve come… Go To Full Article

Android Auto is getting a major UI update

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
After all the big hardware and software announcements during the I/O 2022 keynote presentation, today Google is sharing some updates for cars with Android Auto and vehicles with infotainment systems based on Android Automotive. Go To Full Article

Mark Zuckerberg shows off what Meta's next headset can do

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has provided a first proper look at the company's next mixed-reality headset, codenamed Project Cambria, in action. The "high-end headset" is scheduled for release later this year and it will support a new augmented reality experience… Go To Full Article

Ocasio-Cortez, Warren blast Amazon for 'wholly inadequate' warehouse safety

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
Amazon's handling of the deadly Edwardsville, Illinois warehouse collapse in December is drawing criticism from key figures in Congress. Motherboardreports that Senator Elizabeth Warren and representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cori Bush have sent a follow-up letter to Amazon CEO Andy… Go To Full Article

Synology RT6600ax Wireless Router @ TechPowerUp

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
A bit early to the party, the Synology RT6600ax router doesn't support Wi-Fi 6E, which utilizes the 6 GHz band for even faster transfer speeds. This doesn't mean it isn't fast since the 5.9 GHz band offers a—for the time… Go To Full Article

UK's Royal Mail aims to open up to 50 drone routes for rural deliveries

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
The UK's Royal Mail wants to set up as many as 50 drone routes over the next three years to make deliveries to remote communities. The plan, which requires approval from the Civil Aviation Authority, would see the service secure… Go To Full Article

The best mobile gaming controllers you can buy

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
Mobile gaming is serious business now. The biggest titles out there are games like Fortnite and Genshin Impact, helped along by legions of kids getting their first smartphone. Lots of game publishers are putting out console-quality experiences on mobile, and… Go To Full Article

Scientists reveal first image of the black hole in the center of our galaxy

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Scientists have imaged a black hole before, but now they've captured a picture of the most important example — the one at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy. Researchers using the Event Horizon Telescope have revealed the first image… Go To Full Article

Xbox update brings noise suppression to Party Chat

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
Chatting while gaming on your Xbox One Series X/S can be fun, but party chat members' poor quality mics that let in every barking dog and blaring TV? Not so much. Now, Microsoft is doing something about it by introducing… Go To Full Article

Facebook Pay will soon become Meta Pay

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
Meta started renaming its products after the company switched its name: The Oculus Quest and Facebook Portal devices, for instance, are now known as the Meta Quest and Meta Portal. It's only natural for the company to also plan the… Go To Full Article

Bethesda delays 'Starfield' to 2023

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
Two of Bethesda's highest-profile games won't make their long-promised release dates. The Microsoft-owned company has delayed both the sci-fi RPG Starfield and Arkane's vampire shooter Redfall to the first half of 2023. The developers have "incredible ambitions" and need the… Go To Full Article

‘The Pentaverate’ is a reminder of what Netflix took from us

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
Wanna know what I miss? Mid-budget studio comedies, the sort that filled the gaps in cinema’s annual calendar. The sort of lightweight, low-energy fare you and your friends could watch on a Saturday morning in the multiplex. Often they’d feature… Go To Full Article

Warner Bros. Discovery and BT are forming a massive sports TV business

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Warner Bros. Discovery will soon be operating a massive sports programming platform for the UK and Ireland. The merged WarnerMedia and Discovery company already owns the Eurosport network, and now it's also making BT Sport its wholly owned subsidiary. This… Go To Full Article

MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless Mouse Review

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
MSI’s Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless mouse stands out from the crowd as an impressively versatile option for premium PC gaming, portability, and critical customization. With extensive battery life and few complaints to its name, the Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless is… Go To Full Article

Polyend's Play is an elegantly designed sample-based groovebox

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
Polyend’s Tracker is a fascinating piece of gear. It’s not for everyone, but it’s hard to argue with the value and power it delivers. This year the company is taking that same basic format, and going in a slightly more… Go To Full Article

INNO3D GeForce RTX 3090 Ti X3 OC Review @ Hardware-Mag.de

@ 2022/05/13 read/post comments(0)
We have just released a review of the overclocked INNO3D GeForce RTX 3090 Ti X3 OC graphics card with 24 GB GDDR6X memory and Nvidia Ampere-based GA102-350-GPU, including lots of benchmarks in different presets (e.g. Raytracing, Full- and Ultra-HD), power… Go To Full Article

Colorful CVN Z690M Gaming Frozen V20 Motherboard

@ 2022/05/12 read/post comments(0)
" ... The Colorful CVN Z690M Gaming Frozen V20 brings back feelings of previously reviewed motherboards of this brand. It's a well-designed gaming motherboard that focuses on the user's experience and unique features, but also delivers high stability. Gamers and… Go To Full Article

Meta is reportedly axing some Reality Labs projects

@ 2022/05/12 read/post comments(0)
Facebook’s pivot to the metaverse continues to be messy. Meta’s Reality Labs division, home to its hardware efforts and other metaverse initiatives, will be cutting some of its projects, according to Reuters. It’s not clear which projects will be affected,… Go To Full Article

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