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LUXA2 P1-PRO 7000mAh Outdoor Power Bank Review
     Tue, Mar 10 2015 | 9:29A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I can`t really recall the number of times when i took my smartphone out of my jacket only to find out that it was almost out of battery and if you happen to be reading these lines then it`s a safe bet that this has happened to you as well (as with most people i suppose). Over the years we`ve seen many solutions for that from larger 3rd party batteries which can replace the one your smartphone comes with from the factory and even extra battery packs that double the battery capacity of your smartphone by attaching to its rear (this was especially popular amongst iPhone owners). Portable batteries however have taken the market by storm not only because you can find models out there that can recharge even a large tablet up to 3 times or more (and a smartphone up to 10 times or more) but also because they can be used to recharge and even power pretty much any portable device in the market currently. LUXA2 has released quite a few portable batteries but the P1-PRO Outdoor Power Bank is their most rugged model to date."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Hands-On Video Review
     Tue, Mar 10 2015 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Yoga 3 Pro one of the first hybrid ultrabooks to hit the market powered by Intel's new low power Core M Broadwell processor. In a nutshell, you can think of Broadwell as a full-featured Intel Core series notebook processor that performs at near-tablet power consumption envelopes (4.5 Watt TDP)...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

3x Lenovo Y50-70, reviewed: does WD's SSHD work as advertised?
     Tue, Mar 10 2015 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This article features three almost identical laptops, but with good reason. Sometimes, you may run into somewhat unusual results while testing products, which demands additional research. This takes time, but as far as we're concerned, it's well worth the effort. We encountered such unusual results for the Lenovo Y50-70, which is why we ended up introducing a total of three test models to our test bench.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

ECS LIVA is a "mini-PC kit"
     Tue, Mar 10 2015 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With decent specs, great power efficiency, fanless design and compact form factor, the ECS LIVA seems to have what it takes to be the perfect partner for your big screen TV or as an entry level computer for your child."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

8 GB GDDR5 RAM—the fastest mobile GPU ever
     Tue, Mar 10 2015 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If it were our money, we’d probably spring for the $2,299 model, which is arguably a better value. By contrast, it features just one 128 GB M.2 SSD, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB hard drive. If storage capacity is an issue, a replacement down the road would be cheap and easy. Regardless of which one you pick, however, you can rest assured that—at least in terms of gaming performance—the result will be second-to-none. Between the record-breaking GTX 980M and the vastly improved design, the GT72 earns our coveted PC Perspective Editor’s Choice award."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Silverstone Sugo SG13Q Review
     Mon, Mar 09 2015 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sugo SG13Q from Silverstone appears to be a rather interesting mini-ITX case. Despite the small size it offers plenty of space, which means you can install mid-range graphics cards as well as standard ATX power supplies. Therefore this small cube is perfectly suitable for HTPC builds and apart from that you could even create a very small LAN party rig.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Astro A40 + Mixamp M80 Xbox One Headset Review
     Mon, Mar 09 2015 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I’m very excited about today’s review, as we’ve got another product in from the incredible brand that is Astro. My excitement comes from the fact that every product I’ve tested from the Astro range has quickly stood out as some of the best products in their respective categories and I’m hoping for a repeat performance from their latest product, the Astro A40 (Gen2) + Mixamp M80 for Xbox One. The Astro product range is designed with eSports in mind, but also tailored towards the enthusiast gamer in general. As such, the Astro product ranges do command a premium price tag. The setup I’ll be testing today will set you back £170, similar in price to premium headsets from Turtle Beach, Tritton, Razer and more. Of course, paying a lot for a headset brings a lot higher expectations; at this price range you’ll want premium build quality, performance and a few bonus features in return for your investment.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

 
Thecus N4310 Soho/Home Linux NAS Server Review
     Mon, Mar 09 2015 | 4:01P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest N4310 SOHO/Home NAS from Thecus is a visible upgrade over their low-cost N2310, both outside and inside; the hardware has been beefed up regarding the number of USB 3.0 ports, we’ve got more internal RAM and the SoC frequency (AMCC APM86491RDK) is now 1GHz instead of only 800MHz.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Patriot Viper 4 16GB PC4-24000 Memory
     Mon, Mar 09 2015 | 4:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"After putting the Viper 4 modules through their paces, you can see that clock speed and timings do have an effect on performance when looking at the synthetic scores. Comparing the performance of Patriots Viper 4 3000MHz rated 16GB kit to a pair of 2800MHz rated kits illustrates this perfectly in most of the test cases. When gaming or in the PCMark testing, the additional memory clock speed did not help much in the way of added performance. A key to drive performance upwards with DDR4 modules is to tune the primary timings as tight as you can get them, with the voltage you are comfortable with, and the tune the secondary and third timings to get the most bang for your proverbial buck. Couple that with tuning the cache ratio a bit higher and you continue to increase memory bandwidth to supply the quad channel controller in Intels Latest Xtreme X99 platform and Haswell-E processors.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

SilverStone Fortress FT05 Computer Case Review @ APH Networks
     Mon, Mar 09 2015 | 12:46P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a rotated motherboard platform and some serious cooling performance, how does the more conservative looking, aluminum/steel version of the RV05 compare? We took in a SilverStone Fortress FT05 to find out."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Mac OS X And iOS Top Report Of Most Vulnerable Operating
     Mon, Mar 09 2015 | 12:03P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Conventional wisdom in years past was that hackers didn't bother to exploit Apple's OS X operating system because its relatively insignificant market share didn't warrant wasting resources to attack it. The reasoning was, why bother with OS X when Windows was pushing over 90 percent of the worldwide OS market? However, in recent years, Apple has seen an uptick and now pretty much dominates, when it comes to notebooks priced over $1,000.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD's new Carrizo architecture.
     Mon, Mar 09 2015 | 12:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has been working hard on their mobile Carrizo architecture and they're now releasing some details about these Excavator architecture-equipped next generation APUs.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

COUGAR 600K Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Mon, Mar 09 2015 | 12:01P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"COUGAR first intrigued me with the announcement of their 600k, a simplified version of the popular 700k gaming keyboard. The 600k was to sport the same quality of construction, but eschew most of the additional function keys of the 700k. Seeing as I'm an FPS player, and can't remember the last time I used a macro, I definitely wanted to take a look at the COUGAR 600k."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

ASUSTOR AS7010T NAS Server Review
     Mon, Mar 09 2015 | 12:00P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Network attached storage devices (or servers as we like to call them) have gained popularity not only because of their affordable prices and compact size but also because of their low electricity requirements and out of the box use thanks to their user friendly operating systems and list of available and absolutely free to use applications. Because of that we've been doing our best to keep up with the all the NAS servers introduced in the market almost on a monthly basis but in the end that number is so large that it makes it extremely hard for us to cover every single user out there from home and office and up to small business and enterprise ones. Still we always do our best so since last time we had a rather entry/mid-level NAS model by QNAP today we'll be taking a look at something aimed much higher towards small businesses and enterprises, the latest AS7010T NAS Server by our friends over at ASUSTOR.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

News: Intel unwraps Atom x3 x5 and x7 processors at Mobile World Congress
     Mon, Mar 09 2015 | 11:24A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the Mobile World Congress today, Intel unwrapped a new line of Atom processors for entry-level phones and tablets. Known as the Atom x3 series, this lineup comprises chips formerly known under the SoFIA code name. These chips combine x86 Intel cores with integrated baseband modems and, oddly enough, graphics based on ARM`s Mali IP."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Intel NUC Kit NUC5i5RYK Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Mar 09 2015 | 9:29A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we`ll be looking at an early production sample of the Intel NUC NUC5i5RYK. This model is currently the flagship model as it comes with the mainstream Intel Core i5 5250U Dual-Core processor with Hyper-Threading. The Intel Core i5-5250U is a 15W TDP processor based on the Broadwell microarchitecture, which means it is made using the 14nm process node. It comes with a base clock of 1.6GHz and thanks to Intel Turbo Boost Technology it can get up to 2.7GHz when needed. Read on to see how this tiny (115mm x 111mm x 48.7mm) system performs."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

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