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Korg Kaossilator 2 Portable Synthesizer Review @ TestFreaks
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 10:08A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is the latest version of their Kaossilator line that has been decreasing in size with each iteration. The Kaossilator 2 is a portable sound generator that uses a touchpad for sound creation. Sliding horizontally over the touchpad will change the pitch over a range of octaves while vertical movement affects aspects of the tone such as filter cutoff, feedback, or modulation depth."

Leap Motion Controller Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 10:08A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Leap Motion Controller brings affordable gesture control to the PC and gives developers a tool to bring new innovations to the PC industry. In our limited time with the Leap Motion Controller we quickly found out that it is very app limited due to there being less than 60 apps available at the time of launch. Leap Motion gave thousands of these devices to app developers and hoped they would develop some killer software..."

Thermaltake Chaser A41 Review
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 9:50A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The A41 really surprised me. As you can see, these cases are virtually the same during the tests. When I first looked at this case, I admit that I thought for sure that there would be a much larger difference. I really expected a lot of heat build up in the A41. And the Ostrog GT has two 140mm front fans, so certainly it would have to be much cooler, right? Now I`m certainly not disappointed; just surprised. Neither the A41 or the Ostrog has side fans, and as much as I like side fans, having them probably wouldn`t make much difference here. And while I have always had a weakness for cases loaded up with fans, perhaps I need to rethink my More fans! philosophy. Regardless, the airflow of the A41 is just fine."

Razer Tartarus @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 9:24A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It wasnt all that long ago that we took a look at the Razer Orbweaver, their mechanical gaming keypad. I was a little surprised when the latest product from Razer was actually another gaming keypad, the Razer Tartarus. The Tartarus is a non-mechanical gaming keypad that is sold along with the Orbweaver. That means it actually is replacing the Nostromo for Razers membrane gaming keypad. Im excited to see what has changed, the Orbweaver made a few big improvements, Im curious if any of those made it into the Tartarus."

SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC Card SDSDQX Review
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 9:06A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past several years I?ve amassed a collection of SD (Secure Digital) cards beyond count, likely the result of various devices that depended on this media for recording files to flash storage. As the technology improved, more and more devices began using the microSD format. Eventually the microSD card surpassed the competition to become the standard with its faster speeds, higher capacity, and compact lightweight profile. In this article Benchmark Reviews will test transfer speeds and performance of the extended capacity 64GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card, model SDSDQX-064G-U46A."

AMD Richland A10-6800K Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD have taken the gaming world more seriously of late, evident with the `Gaming Evolved` campaign being ever present in many recent PC titles as well as now having their APU technology being utilised in the coming next generation gaming consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Though these are earmarks for the success of the APU, the continually increasing demand in desktop performance gives rise to the latest 6000 series refresh for the FM2 platform. Though the names (or numbers) have changed as well as the new `Elite` branding for their top tier products, the A10-6800K is essentially a higher clocked, cherry picked, `Trinity` chip. The core speed is up to 4.1GHz/ 4.4GHz compared to the 3.8GHz - 4.1GHz of the A10-5800K and the GPU core clock has been increased to 844MHz from 800MHz. Another noticeable change is that 2133MHz memory is now `officially` supported."

Cooltek Coolcube Maxi Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX Case
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 8:08A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Roughly 5 years ago if someone had asked about my opinion regarding the future of PCs Id never have imagined that 5 years later everything would start to miniaturize for the sake of progress. It`s true that up until this day that i type these lines high-end, enthusiast and enterprise-grade systems are not limited in size in any way but from the somewhat recent announcement by Intel stating that they too will focus all their resources in shrinking everything i don`t think that time will take long to come and whether or not that evolution will turn out to be a good thing only time can tell. However people who wish to have a small PC that can fit even under their TV set need not wait for that time since mini-ITX and micro-ATX mainboards are already half the size of normal ATX ones (and even smaller compared to XL-ATX/EATX) without really lacking much in terms of performance. The only real issue so far has been the limited number of micro-ATX/mini-ITX cases available that can actually take full advantage of what high-end mainboard models have to offer but Cooltek with their latest Coolcube MAXI aims to change that."

Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2457) Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 7:31A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ultra-low pricing and Web-centric Chrome operating system have undeniable appeal for shoppers that want a laptop purely for getting online, and the prices are hard to beat. The new Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2457) is the third Chromebook variation from Acer which boosts performance and battery life with a larger battery and double the installed RAM."

News: The TR Podcast 139: Frame pacing and Carmackulus
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 7:11A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This time on the podcast, we chat about reader meetups, black-and-white shooters, John Carmack`s latest ventures, AMD`s frame-pacing driver, and solid-state storage advances."

Palit GeForce GTX 770 2GB JetStream Overclocked Video Card Review
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 6:19A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Moving away from motherboards for a bit we head back to video cards and check out the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB JetStream from Palit."

In Win GreenMe 750 W @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Aug 28 2013 | 8:20P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In Win is very sensitive to environmental issues, and the GreenMe series is clear proof of this, since they donate $1 for every GreenMe PSU they sell to the WWF. Today, we will take a look at the GreenMe 750 W unit; it is the strongest unit of the lineup."

Thermaltake BAHAMUT External Sound Card Review
     Wed, Aug 28 2013 | 6:46P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You can`t really buy a decent sound card at this price range nor can you buy even a decent amp to make your headset play louder for this price. The price is actually the winner in this case, unlike so many others (usually price is the con). The stupid car engine noise when plugged in is a definite waste of components, but not much you can do about that at this point. This piece of hardware is by no means some ingenious work of art nor scientific breakthrough, but it will get your headset to play just that little bit louder where you need it. It also provides quick volume control at arm`s reach and with an intuitive volume knob at that. In the end, the BAHAMUT is no magical hardware piece to make your crap Logitech headset sound good, but it will play loud at the right price for your wallet."

CM Storm QuickFire XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Wed, Aug 28 2013 | 5:46P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is a new, slightly tweaked mechanical keyboard in town from Cooler Master. It is now time to delve into the QuickFire XT."

EasyAcc Power Bank PB12000A
     Wed, Aug 28 2013 | 5:43P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When 8 days ago I left for my extremely short vacations one of the things i had in my mind was to also use that time to test electronics that could come in handy so i purposely packed all my devices (some of them without a drop of battery power left) in my backpack to help me test a wide variety of portable products. Now i will not lie and so there is electricity where i went but i also didn`t bring any chargers with me for that exact same reason. So instead of using normal wall chargers i chose to pack 3 fully charged portable battery packs with me which i then used to charge all of the devices i brought with me not only to see which of them works best but also whether or not their rated battery capacities come close to the claims of each manufacturer (they are never 100% on the spot). The first of those portable battery packs that i put to the test is the PB12000A by EasyAcc which as the name reveals features a massive 12000mAh lithium-polymer battery."

Alienware 18 Notebook: Haswell, GeForce GTX 780M
     Wed, Aug 28 2013 | 4:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell has updated its Alienware series of gaming notebooks with the refreshed Alienware 18, and what an update it is. In addition to a new generation of hardware, with both Intel's Haswell and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780M rumbling under the hood, Alienware has completely redesigned the look of the chassis, keyboard, and touchpad, all of which we'll examine more closely in just a moment.

One thing that has definitely not changed from the previous generation Alienware notebooks is the size and weight of these monsters, but of course, all that weight belies components built for serious gaming firepower...


BIOS Option Of The Week - PCI-E Reference Clock.
     Wed, Aug 28 2013 | 4:02P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.

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