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Kom-buting September 1st Edition @ Rage3D.com
     Mon, Sep 10 2012 | 9:30A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
*This week in Komb-uting, Kombatant takes on the new Windows logo and store, the Microsoft Surface, AMD performance, Apple vs. Samsung, and Sleeping Dogs."

Pivos XIOS DS Media Play! Network Media Player Review
     Mon, Sep 10 2012 | 9:28A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When i first started testing and reviewing hardware media players roughly 5 year ago Plasma and LCD screens were quite simple (just taking their first steps actually) without the plethora of features one can find now even at mid-end, low cost models. Amongst those features are built in hardware media players which i was surprised to see that they are not that bad in reproducing Full HD 1080p media content with quite good image quality. Of course as always the key players/manufacturers in the industry keep introducing new features so they can make their products more appealing to consumers but we always need to remember that one of their main goals is always to reduce the cost of their products (to increase profit) and so one can never really compare one of these low cost internal hardware media players with a retail model like the XIOS DS Media Play! by Pivos which we have here with us today since the differences in specs are quite honestly somewhat vast."

Archos 101 XS Android Tablet Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, Sep 10 2012 | 9:23A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Archos 101 XS Android Tablet Review @ HardwareHeaven.com With their new tablet Archos aim to take a chunk of the productivity tablet market with a device aimed very much at those interested in the Transformer Pad... so with several generations of tablet development behind them and a lower RRP than ASUS, can they succeed?"

[Tech ARP] Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 25.1
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 4:10P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Covering *511 desktop graphics cards*, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare *23 different specifications*for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates. Here are the latest updates in Revision 25.1 : *- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card. - Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (OEM) graphics card. - Updated the Memory Speed and Memory Bandwidth specifications for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card.*"

Steelseries Xeox Pro Analog Gamepad @ Rbmods
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 4:08P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Slowly but surely console accessories and gamepads have started working on the normal PC. Because of this Speedlink has made a Xeox gamepad that works on both the Ps3 and on a PC. This is a clear step towards making it better for the consumer so they do not have to buy seperate gamepads for all gaming consoles and computers. Today we are going to take a look at the Xeox Analog gamepad and see what type of performance we can expect from this unit."

Win an 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600MHz DDR3 Kit @ Bigbruin.com
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 4:04P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* Are you ready for some football? Up for grabs in week one of Bigbruin.com`s 6th Annual Pro Football Pick `Em is an 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600MHz DDR3 Kit!"

SanDisk Extreme 240GB Fixed TRIM Solid State Drive Review
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk`s Extreme 240GB SSD has an extreme price of just $175 and we know the new firmware is on the way. Today Chris tests the Extreme to the extreme, but this time with working TRIM."

OCZ Agility 4 256GB Review
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall read performance is lower than most of the drives I have tested while the write performance in most tests is almost on par with the enthusiast level Vertex 4. That being said the drive is worlds apart from a pure mechanical or even Hybrid drive in just about every test. This gets to the crux of the matter as OCZ is positioning the Agility 4 as an entry level drive. As such the Agility 4 is going to offer that significant increase in how the system feels when compared to a system equipped with a spindle-based drive for users looking to upgrade, but don`t want to spend a significant portion of their budget on a single storage drive. OCZ is able to keep costs in check by using its own in-house Everest 2 controller and 2Xnm asynchronous MLC NAND. Priced at $189, the 256GB Agility 4 is available for less than 80 cents per GB; a game changer in terms of cost in an entry level 256GB solid state drive."

Tt eSports Chao Dracco Review - XSReviews
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 3:43P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Chao Dracco headset is all about Culture, fashion and technology. Whether you`re a Hippie, Punk, Gothic, Hip or Drunk, you are Chao. The Chao headset is a lifestyle, an ideology that inherits the totem of Tt eSports, the Battle dragon, this symbolizes Strength, courage and makes a cultural statement. From TT eSports. XSR translated: The headset is coloured in very bright and flashy colours, great if you`re into that kind of thing. The downside is it looks kind of like you`re wearing a child`s play toy. A link to the article would be much appreciated."

Review: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 2x4GB DDR3-1600MHz CL8 @ Ocaholic
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 11:55A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not that long ago, we reviewed a trio of Crucials fresh DDR3-1866 memory kits and established that all of them share the same, highly overclockable Micron ICs. This got us thinking whether it is possible to have a similar experience using any of the lower-rated Ballistix models as well."

Icy Dock Convenient SSD/HDD Conversion Kits @ Pro-Clockers
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 11:52A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Icy Dock is a leader when it comes to making anything that has to do with hard drive mounting and HDD enclosures. The few products we have seen from them have been of the best quality and pretty simple when it came time to actually use them. We don`t believe these new products will be any different. "

Silverstone AP Series Air Penetrator Case Fan Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 11:48A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /Silverstone AP Series (Air Penetrator) fans do exactly what the name implies. Silverstone AP Series fans use air channeling design to direct the flow of air in a cylindrical pattern, making for far more efficient use of the fan`s airflow. With this air channeling, Silverstone AP Series fans can be aimed directly at the area requiring air and cooling more effectively while still keeping fan noise at a minimum. The lineup features the AP121/121L 120mm, AP141 140mm, AP181 180mm and the monster AP182 2000rpm 170cfm 180mm. The AP121L adds LED to the AP121, and is available in red, green, blue and white for those looking to add a little bling to their build in a 1500rpm fan. The AP121 and 141 include three speed cable for 700~1500rpm operation and feature fluid dynamic bearings. ///"

Plextor M5 Pro SSD Review - XSReviews
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 11:44A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was less than two weeks ago that our review of the Plextor M3 Pro was published, and already we have in our hands its successor, the Plextor M5 Pro. This new solid state drive comes packing Marvell`s latest 88SS9187 controller and Toshiba`s 19 nm NAND -- both of which are firsts. With new controllers and memory comes the potential for incredible performance, but also the potential for new problems. Have Plextor rushed the M5 Pro to market or is this an SSD on the bleeding edge? Let`s find out! A link to the article would be much appreciated."

Sony Alpha 57 (SLT-A57) Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 10:39A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sony Alpha 57 is one of four APS-C D-SLR cameras in Sony`s current lineup. It`s one step up from the entry-level Alpha 37, and like its siblings sports a fixed mirror design and an electronic viewfinder, a departure from classic SLR cameras that use a moving mirror and optical viewfinder for through-the-lens viewing."

Ebode BT Sound BTS30 Speaker Review @ Madshrimps
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 9:53A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The sound of your Iphone, Android or any other device at bit low volume? Well here is a small Bluetooth Speaker from Ebode. Simple to connect with no wires. So let`s see if my kids"

Gigabyte GP-Krypton MAT Two-sided Gaming Mouse Pad Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, Sep 09 2012 | 9:34A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte GP-Krypton mouse mat did exactly what it was designed to do, and that is to provide us a viable mousing surface. The Krypton mouse mat does give us other attributes besides a mousing surface; it is easily cleanable, at the same time it is very comfortable..."

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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
May 29 | Hard Drives
All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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