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OS X Mavericks
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 9:01A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A hands-on preview of the latest operating system coming to Macs: OS X Mavericks. The next version of OS X adds power, flexibility, and features to the existing version, OS X Mountain Lion, but if you upgrade from the most current version, you won't notice much of a difference at first glance."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

Shuttle SH87R6 review: potent Haswell mini PC
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Shuttle SH87R6 is a great foundation for a small yet powerful system using the latest in hardware. You can combine a Core i7-4770(K), a couple of SSDs and even a mid-range dual-slot graphics card, for example. It's perfect for bringing along to LAN parties, or you can make yourself a powerful yet tiny, portable PC.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Plextor PX-M5M mSATA 256GB SSD Review
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 8:30A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At this point nearly every notebook and ultrabook ships with an mSATA slot. Some products ship with the slot populated and others hide the connector under the keyboard. Upcoming products based on Haswell CPUs will bring more SATA III mSATA ports to notebooks. It`s time to find products to populate them."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Oblanc UFO True 5.1 USB Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 8:27A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Oblanc UFO True 5.1 Gaming headset will give the user high quality sound even if your PC does not have surround sound. We liked the build, quality, and sound production which allow you to pinpoint where the action is while playing a FPS. While playing one of our favorite games, Call of Duty Black Ops 2, the 5.1 surround sound gave a more realistic audio perception and sound quality which allowed us to get the jump on a lot of players as they tried to sneak up behind me..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Eye-Fi Mobi 8gb Memory Card Review @ TestFreaks
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 6:19A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently Eye-Fi released a new model called the Mobi, which we have received for todays review. This wireless SD card easily transmits photos and videos directly to ones smartphone or tablet. It is aimed for the more casual photographers as it lacks some features in other Eye-Fi cards. Unlike the more expensive Eye-Fi Pro X2 it cannot send pictures to a computer or transmits RAW files."
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

QNAP TS-421 & QTS 4.0 @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 1:45A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP recently released a major upgrade of their operating system, the QTS 4.0, and they were kind enough to send us a 4-bay NAS for testing, the TS-421, which comes with their latest operating system pre-installed. The TS-421 is a mid-level NAS best suited to home and SOHO environments."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

TechSpot PC Buying Guide: Mid-2013 Update
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 6:44P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
TechSpot's PC Buying Guide offers an in-depth list of today's best desktop PC hardware, spanning four typical budgets starting at ~$500 for a well-balanced machine capable of medium workloads, up to $3,000+ for the Luxury build which includes the best PC hardware recommendations when budget is not a big concern. In-between you will find two mainstream systems that are good for heavy-multitasking and depending on your choice of GPU casual to high-end gaming.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
Seagate Business Storage 2-bay 6TB review
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 5:44P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You get USB 3.0 in the front and back, a solid build quality, good trays for the disks and even a slot for a USM hard disk. It's really a distinguishing factor, and if you need a business-oriented NAS that will only be used for back-ups, then the Seagate Business Storage 2-bay is an interesting option. USM disks can be used in the same manner as tapes, and thanks to the SATA port it's fast. It's also very user-friendly, and using this NAS for making back-ups doesn't require a degree in IT.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Gigabyte GTX 780 OC Windforce @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 4:44P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte GTX 780 OC Windforce sports a very aggressive factory overclock and a stunning cooler. We’ve been impressed in the past with Gigabyte Windforce graphics cards, and we suspect this new GTX 780 OC will be no different. It’s constructed in metal rather than cheaper plastic, comes with three fans, heatpipes, and a boatload of cooling potential in a stylish gaming package. Looks like a great card so far, so let’s get the Gigabyte GTX 780 OC Windforce on the bench and see how it performs.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

CORRECTION: ROCCAT Hiro Gaming Mousepad Review @ HiTech Legion
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 4:07P | Hardware | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Roccat Hiro uses a water resistant vulcanized silicone surface that is more durable than typical cloth mouse pads. The Roccat Hiro`s surface is also power-bonded to the rubber base with smooth, rounded edges that will not fray over time. The textured surface provides flexible movement options for speed and control players while the rubber base holds the Roccat Hiro in place while gaming. The Roccat Hiro measures 350 x 250 x 2.5mm providing plenty of room for different mouse sensitivity settings and player preferences."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

SLC flash cache
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 4:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With MLC main storage and an SLC flash cache, the SanDisk Extreme II is unlike any other SSD we've encountered. We explore the drive's unique design and see whether it can keep up with the fastest SSDs on the market.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

GeForce GTX 760 round-up: ASUS vs. MSI vs. EVGA vs. Inno 3D
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Late last month, Nvidia launched the GeForce GTX 760, a new generation mid-range graphics card available for around 240 euros. You can find our in-depth review here. We already tested cards from MSI, EVGA and Inno3D for that review, but ASUS did not have a card for us at the time. By now we've had the opportunity to test an ASUS GeForce GTX 760, and the prices of the others are also available to us now. Today we will find out which of Nvidia's partners did the best job, and who has the best price.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Radeon HD 7950 HIS IceQ X2
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HIS Radeon HD 7850 4GB IceQ Turbo is actually a mainstream GPU armed with 4GB graphics memory. It comes with a custom PCB and cooler and it is factory overclocked. The HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ X² Boost Clock 3GB is based on the 28nm AMD Tahiti PRO GPU, which features 1792 shader processors. The reference Radeon HD 7950 is clocked at a 800 MHz. The Boost functionality allows the core to be clocked at 950 MHz.
  FULL STORY @ CDRINFO

Lenovo IdeaPad S405 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 3:59P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As a budget system, the Lenovo IdeaPad S405 comes with all the usual caveats: lower quality construction, fewer features, and good-enough hardware. That said, for an inexpensive laptop that will get you online and get you through your homework, the Lenovo IdeaPad S405 looks good, has passable performance, and does it all for an affordable price."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Corsair Voyager Air 500GB
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 3:44P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One thing we were quite pleased with was the overall ease and friendliness of this unit, with both setting up and changing configurations really only one or two clicks away and at most waiting one minute for it to reboot. The quick start guide was also an improvement over the Patriot version with a simple and easy to digest manual, for even the most novice of users to be up and running in no time.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

ASUS RAIDR Express 240GB PCI-Express SSD review
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 2:44P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's a known fact that the Serial ATA 600 bus has become the performance bottleneck of SSDs. And it's also known that we can't expect to see Serial ATA 1200 in the near future. We'll first get the SATA Express, where storage devices are basically connected to the much faster PCI-Express bus. You can read an in-depth article about it here. While we applaud and encourage ASUS' entry into the SSD market, and no matter how much we like the design, hardware and software of the ASUS RAIDR Express 240GB, the new ASUS SSD isn’t quite there yet.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

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