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Understanding Email Bounce Messages @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Jul 02 2013 | 8:21A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is very frustrating to send an email to someone and see the message bounce back. In this tutorial, we will explain the meaning of the most common bounce messages, show where the problem is located, and how to fix it."

MSI N760 TF 2GD5/OC Video Card Review @ HiTech Legion
     Tue, Jul 02 2013 | 3:37A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI N760 TF 2GD5/OC video card ships with a base clock of 1020 MHz and 1085 MHz boost clock. This gives the N760 TF 2GD5 OC video card a 40 MHz and 52 MHz advantage over the reference 980 MHz base clock and 1033 MHz boost clock. To keep temperatures well below the 95C thermal threshold of the GK104 core, the MSI N760 TF 2GD5 uses the Twin Frozr IV cooler design outfitted with a pair of high-airflow propeller 92mm PWM fans. As with other video cards from MSI`s gaming line, the N760 TF 2GD5 OC is outfitted with MIL-STD-810G certified components including long life Hi-C and Solid caps for increased efficiency and heat resistance, even under overclocked conditions. The MSI N760 TF 2GD5/OC also comes bundled with several utility software tools, including the MSI Gaming App, Kombustor stress test, Afterburner utility and Predator capturing program."

Zotac GeForce GTX760 AMP! Edition @ Bjorn3D
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 11:13P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA continues to push out GPUs in the 7xx-series and today it is time for the GTX760 , a mid-level card that will replace the GTX660 Ti. Zotac sent us their pre-overclocked Zotac GeForce 760 AMP! Edition-card, which turned out to be a good performer."

OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD review: Vertex 3 with 20nm flash
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The time is ripe for LSI to introduced a follow-up to the SandForce SF-2281. The champion of yesteryear can no longer compete with today's fastest SSDs, such as the Samsung 840 Pro or OCZ's own Vector. SandForce SF-2281 has been demoted to budget SSDs.

HIS 7850 iPower IceQ Turbo 4GB and CrossFire
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 4:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we put two HIS 7850 iPower IceQ Turbo cards in CrossFire, along with a single card setup, to see what exactly to expect. We hope to answer whether two of these cards make better sense (or not) than going up to a single 7970. There are other considerations, such as driver optimizations, game profiles, heat output, and so forth, but many of those variables are dependent upon what your gaming and computer preferences. We’ll also focus on the raw horsepower and value for your hard earned money.”

Gigabyte GTX 770 OC Windforce @ PureOverclock
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Gigabyte GTX 770 OC Windforce is the latest in the company’s popular model series, and this model now comes with an updated version of its namesake cooler. We’ve been impressed in the past with Windforce graphics cards, and we suspect this new one will be no different. It’s got a fresh look, constructed in metal rather than plastic, and comes with an aggressive factory overclock. This new 770 also gets the full treatment in terms of innovative features such as ShadowPlay, Adaptive Temperature Control, and an updated GPU Boost 2.0. Looks like a great card so far, so let’s get the Gigabyte GTX 770 OC Windforce on the bench and see how it performs.”

Buffalo DriveStation DDR 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Review
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 1:15P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Buffalo takes external storage to the next level with the DriveStation DDR. It features a great caching system to push USB 3.0 to the maximum."

finally launch 8 core CPUs
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 12:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel will finally launch 8 core CPUs for desktops with the 2014 enthusiast grade Haswell-E platform. With Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E platform (scheduled for 2H 2013) to be a bummer considering the minor minor specifications and performance bump over the 2012 Sandy Bridge-E platform, all eyes turn to the 2014 Haswell-E enthusiast grade platform. And we may just have some good news that gets your excitement engines started.

Kingston MobileLite Wireless: wireless card reader and more
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 12:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This product is a great way to access files on an SD card or USB stick from a smartphone, and the ability to connect it via USB and the fact that you can charge your phone with it are very nice bonuses.

OCZ Vertex 450 SSD review: real Indilinx controller
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After the launch of the Vertex 4 OCZ had a little explaining to do. Initially the SSD was presented as using a controller developed in-house by Indilinx, but that turned out to be a Marvell controller using their firmware. The new Vertex 450 makes up for this, as it really does have a controller developed by them and not someone else.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 review: Titan Light
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Nvidia introduced the first card in its new 7 series of graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 780. Based on the name you probably expect an entirely new architecture, but the GTX 780 is based on the same GK110 GPU that's the foundation of the GeForce Titan. The new card has slightly fewer CUDA Cores (Nvidia's term for its unified shaders), somewhat less video memory and lower clock speeds.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card Overclocked
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 11:49A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We overclock NVIDIA`s new GeForce GTX 770 reference video card to see just what kind of performance we can get out of it."

RHA MA150 Earphones Review @ HiTech Legion
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 10:04A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The RHA MA150 utilizes RHA`s signature aerophonic shape design resulting in a greater dynamic range despite the small space. The RHA MA150 includes three size of noise isolating silicone tips in each package for a comfortable fit and effective noise reproduction. Inside the ABS material housing is a 10mm Mylar driver with a frequency range of 16-22,000Hz and sensitivity rating of 103dB. The 1.2 meter long cable is coated with a rubber material for durability and is outfitted with 3.5mm gold plated connector in the end. For manageability, the RHA MA150 also features a Y-cable slider for cable mess untangling and the 3.5mm jack is angled at 45 degrees to minimize clearance issues with aftermarket phone cases. The MA150 is available in black, packed inside a compact recycled ECO packaging and is backed by RHA with a 12-month warranty."

Angelbird SSD2Go 480GB External SSD Review - Incredible Build and Performanc
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 9:25A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up on our Test Bench early this morning are three of the most colorful SSDs we have ever seen, these being the Angelbird SSD2Go External USB 3.0 SSDs. Dont let their good looks alone fool you; these drives are among the best built we have ever seen, scream out LSI SandForce performance at above 460MB/s and are as at home with a PC as they are a Mac. This speed has yet to be seen in any portable SSD before today."

ROCCAT Isku FX Multicolor Gaming Keyboard Review
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 9:17A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So while the Isku FX really is a good keyboard without any obvious faults in terms of gaming, there`s not quite enough here for me to want to drop 100 bones on it. That`s the price territory of the much sturdier and much more mechanical Corsair K90, CM Storm Trigger, and the Rosewill RK-9000. For quite a bit cheaper, you can get any number of non-mechanical keyboards from Logitech, Razer, SteelSeries, and others."

Sandberg PowerBar 4400mAh Portable Battery
     Mon, Jul 01 2013 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By now most of you out there should have already made plans for the summer, some of you may have decided to visit relatives while others may go to a place at the beach, visit foreign countries, go on a mountain excursion and so on. Personally i obviously prefer going both to the beach and the mountain and although these two destinations are the best one can be at regardless of the time of the year there's but a single problem that applies for both and that's that there aren't any electrical sockets around when you are not at the house/resort so if your smartphone is running low on battery then there's not much you can do about it. Because of such emergencies i always carry two portable batteries with me, one placed in my car (charging smartphones from your lighter socket is not the best thing to do) and another in my backpack. Today we will be taking a look at one such portable battery and more specifically the latest PowerBar 4400mAh by our friends over at Sandberg.

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