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How the ADSL Connection Works @ Hardware Secrets
     Sat, Sep 21 2013 | 9:01A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) is one of the most popular technologies for Internet connection, using the infrastructure of your local telephone company. There are several types of DSL (a.k.a. xDSL) connections, such as VDSL, with ADSL being the most popular one in most countries. Its name comes from the fact that its download speed is higher than its upload speed, hence classified as asymmetrical. A symmetrical connection is one where the download and the upload speeds are the same."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

TDK A360 Wireless 360 Speaker
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 6:46P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Portable devices have become part of our daily lives and whether that`s in the form of smartphones, portable speakers, media players, tablets, notebooks and even coffee makers we simply can`t go back to how things were not too long ago. However while it`s the trend of our days to miniaturize pretty much everything related with electronics Im glad to say that there are some areas of the industry where that`s not how things are and what better example than the quite massive A73 Boombox wireless speaker by TDK which we had the chance to test a while back? Well it seems that the very successful path TDK has taken over the last couple of years in regard to their portable speaker line is not something to be taken lightly but since the Boombox line has not really been the most portable in the market this time over they took things a step further by introducing the brand new A360 Wireless 360 Speaker and we`re amongst the very first to get their hands on it."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Antec GX 700 Mid-Tower
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Antec is one of the big names in the PC case market, with award-winning cases from the “hundred” and Sonata series to their line of HTPC cases and the like. Antec just added a newcomer to their gaming case lineup in the form of the GX series. Right now, the only model is the GX 700 which we’ll be looking at today. The GX 700 offers a low price point of just $60 (although can be found for less) and is packed with features. But how many features can be included for this low of a price? Let’s find out, shall we?”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Intel Demos 14nm Broadwell, First 22nm Smartphone
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's newly appointed CEO, Brian Krzanich and President Renee James kicked off this year's Intel Developers Forum with an opening keynote that laid out the company's plans for 2014 and beyond. They spoke of industry trends in general, about Intel's strategy moving forward, and how they believe they can win in the current economic and technical environments. They also revealed some bleeding edge new technology, which somewhat surprisingly, was already up and running, live on stage.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Amped Wireless ACA1 Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 4:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Amped Wireless ACA1 Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter is the perfect solution for a long range wireless networks. It does 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz & 5GHz networks, has high power 5dBi antennas, powerful amplifiers & USB3. " ~3dGameMan.com
  FULL STORY @ 3DGAMEMAN

AMD Radeon HD partner
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HIS is a well known AMD Radeon HD partner. The HIS Radeon HD 7790 iCooler Turbo is equipped with 1GB GDDR5 Memory and use a large silent cooler. Besides performance in games and benchmark tools compared to the low price, we will see how much it can be overclocked.
  FULL STORY @ TWEAK

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review: A powerful 6.4-inch Android phablet
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 12:03P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With no less than 30 devices in their Xperia smartphone range, Sony certainly doesn’t shy away from releasing multitudes of Android devices. However, nothing Sony has released thus far can be likened to the Xperia Z Ultra. For the first time, the Japanese company has released a phablet. Sporting a gargantuan 6.4-inch display and powerful Snapdragon 800 processor in a body that’s easily the largest, but also the slimmest that I’ve ever seen in a similar smartphone.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
Gamer Case from Spire
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are looking at a Gamer Case from Spire - the Spire X2.6019. The Case is based on a midi-tower with an aggressive design. You find six 3.5 inch drive bays, three external 5,25 inch bays and fans as standard. The X2.6011 case also has a built-in fan controller, USB 3.0, built-in dust filters and much much more.
  FULL STORY @ TWEAK

Zotac ZBOX ID89 Plus Mini PC Review
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 12:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Desktops are evolving, getting smaller and less intrusive. Zotac is a company that's been at the forefront of this evolution by offering up a constantly expanding line of small form factor (SFF) mini PCs that have grown more powerful with each new generation. The compromise between raw performance and power efficiency lessens with each advance AMD and Intel make to their respective processor technologies. In this vein, Zotac sent us its ZBOX ID89 Plus. This little system hardly takes up any space, yet it packs an Intel Core i5 3470T dual-core processor clocked at 2.9GHz (3.6GHz Turbo), 4GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, half a terabyte of HDD-based storage, and a plethora of complementary parts and features such as built-in Wi-Fi, dual Gigabit LAN ports, HDMI output, and more. If you'd rather configure the CPU, RAM, and storage on your own, you can opt for the non-Plus version. At 13.19 inches by 10.43 inches by 3.74 inches, the ZBOX ID89 Plus isn't quite as small as Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC), though it is tiny enough to tuck out of sight in a nook or cranny in your home theater setup, or mounted behind a VESA monitor (all the hardware is included). Figuring out where to put it is the easy part; what to do with a mini PC is another story.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

RAVPower 14000mAh External Battery Pack Review @ TestFreaks
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 10:26A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In my time Ive reviewed quite a few external portable batteries but none as big as the one I have today, I dont mean that in physical size but capacity. Back in May I reviewed one that was 10,000mAh and thats fairly large but today I have one thats 14000mAh and can provide power to phones and tablets and it can do it for both at the same time and still have power left over to charge them again a few more times. The product is from RAVpower and its simply called the Deluxe RP-PB13 14000mAh Power Bank. This battery pack has dual USB ports and theres even a built-in LED flashlight for emergencies and best of all its small and very portable. Read on to learn more "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II Mini Graphics Card
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 10:12A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After the 680 card launched there was the 670 and the line carried on, then we had heard word of a special Mini card and even a few sneak peeks here and there but I never honestly thought it would materialize. Now after the launch of the 700 series we finally saw it arrive in true for with the ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU Mini. Now I must say I was a bit surprised to see this card arrive after the 7 series launch but after seeing what this card is I think it could be a force to be reckoned with for some time."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

ASUS G750J Gaming Notebook Review @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 9:45A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The G-Series gaming Notebooks from ASUS are known for offering a lot of performance, a unique design and they also feature a great cooling system. Today we`re very curious to find out, wether the latest incarnation of ASUS gaming notebooks can convince with the same attributes or not."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Rosewill SilentNight 500W Fanless PSU - BCCHardware
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 9:04A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has a very conservative rating at 500W and many people will think that this PSU will be too small, but my experience with a Core i7-3770K machine and a NVIDIA GTX 660Ti graphics card is that it rarely goes over 290W, which means that this PSU can handle many mainstream gaming systems. Overall the initial quality of the unit is very appealing. Did I mention that it doesn`t have a fan and is totally silent? Yeah, I guess I did."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Corsair Obsidian 900D Super Tower Case
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far back as i can remember myself i always liked to have my systems installed inside full tower PC cases not only because i really wanted the extra space so i could mount hardware with ease but also because they offered the largest number of 5.25 drive bays possible something which made it very easy for me to install a CD/DVD-ROM and a fan controller and still have room left to fit other 5.25 sized devices as they came through the door. Unfortunately since everything tends to get smaller in size i can`t say that PC case manufacturers have focused enough in producing high quality and feature rich full towers so when Corsair announced their plans to release the successor to the already great Obsidian 800D which has been amongst my favorite PC cases of all time i was very intrigued. Then again so were countless others out there and so although Corsair launched the 900D roughly 4 months ago due to the record sales numbers they had not a single one to spare and so we had to wait until almost three weeks ago to receive our very own sample which has been on our test bench ever since."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

HGST Touro Desk Pro 4TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people that i know of that are professionals either in the video editing business or in graphics designing own several Terabytes of data while some of them working for some of the leading movie studios have as much as 120TBs of total storage. I am certainly not excluding ourselves since currently for backup purposes along we using exactly 28TBs and that`s without including the 22TBs which we have attached on all 3 of our test rigs for daily use. Unfortunately although storage capacity needs get higher each day that goes by we still haven`t seen any 5TB hard disk drive models get unveiled from all the leading manufacturers and although both HGST and Seagate have announced technologies that should allow the manufacture of mechanical drives up to 20TB in capacity (if not more since technology advances all the time) by the end of this decade that`s really of little concern right now. Still sales of 4TB drives have been increasing steadily around the globe and since some of you asked today we will be taking a look at the latest Touro Desk Pro 4TB USB 3.0 External HDD by HGST."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

News: A quick look at Adatas DashDrive Durable HD710 waterproof hard drive
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 12:43A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Adata`s DashDrive Durable HD710 puts a terabyte of storage inside a shock-resistant, waterproof enclosure with a USB 3.0 port. We take a closer look to see if it can survive everyday abuse."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

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