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8 PCIe & SATA M.2 SSDs Test ASRocks Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+ AMD MotherBoard
     Tue, Feb 25 2014 | 2:55P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To be frank, we started testing with two thoughts in mind, the first naturally wanting to confirm that we could attain PCIe 2.0 X2 performance, and the second was to validate that the M.2 connector could automatically detect M.2 SSD type and switch off, whether it be PCIe X2 or SATA 3. From there, well we just kept testing M.2 SSD after M.2 SSD until we ran out, eight in total and one that didnt want to cooperate with the AMD chipset."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

A Day in the Life of Google Glass - Looking throughglass has never been better
     Tue, Feb 25 2014 | 2:55P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Anthony shares his thoughts on using Google Glass after one day. Hint - he doesn`t want to take them off, ever. Let`s see what he thinks."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ADATA CE700 Qi Wireless Charging Stand - BCCHardware
     Tue, Feb 25 2014 | 2:55P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One thing that makes the CE700 stand out above the competition is the fact that it actually stands. There aren`t many other Qi products that charge your device standing up as most of them - all of the ones that Ive seen in fact - are simply pads that you can lay your device on. The CE700 operates this way if desired, but also can convert to a stand that will support tablets as well as phones."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Fractal Design Arc XL review
     Tue, Feb 25 2014 | 12:52P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We review the Fractal Design Arc XL, it is a notch bigger and better as far as we are concerned. This all black and white chassis comes with plenty of cooling options, great design and aesthetics and is so big that it will even house the biggest motherboards. This product is made with airflow and liquid cooling in mind to serve the more performance oriented PCs. You`ll be excited about storage, style, USB 3.0 options and an even integrated three-speed fan controller."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Func HS-260 Gaming headset Review! @ Bjorn3D
     Tue, Feb 25 2014 | 9:48A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at yet another gamer-related peripheral from the company, the Func HS-260 Gaming Headset. The HS-260 is a stereo-headset that comes with several types of ear-cushions, flexible cord-solution as well as a low price. Is this yet another winner from Func or will the HS-260 let us down? Read our review to find out. "
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Upgrading an Old Dell Latitude Laptop to 802.11AC Wireless @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Feb 25 2014 | 9:30A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our Dell Latitude E6410 has been a workhorse in the Legit Bunkers since we purchased it a few years ago. It was never designed to be a desktop replacement, but it is very capable in the field as it is light and is just solid with everything we throw at it. Lately, we have been working with very large video and image files in the office and since we connect via wireless, we are starting to get a bit impatient with the wireless transfer speeds. For less than $30.00, we were able to pick up an Intel 2-antenna 802.11ac wireless adapter from Newegg. The Intel 7260 HMW Dual-Band Mini PCI Express combo adapter is rated to work at speeds up to 867Mbps over 5.0 GHz and 300Mbps over 2.4 GHz bandwidths. Read on to see what happens to performance after the update!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

BitFenix Phenom Mini-ITX @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Feb 25 2014 | 9:07A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BitFenix has taken the original genes of the Prodigy and fused them with the exterior of the newer Phenom line. The outcome is a small and compact chassis with all the major functional benefits of the highly successful Prodigy in a cleaner, sleeker package - perfect for that HTPC or Steam Box."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

 
Open-Source AMD Radeon Graphics Had A Wonderful 2013
     Tue, Feb 25 2014 | 8:31A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few days ago I published the AMD Catalyst 2013 Year-In-Review that looked at all of AMD`s binary Linux GPU driver releases of 2013. The state of Catalyst in 2013 was rather sad, especially compared to NVIDIA`s very exciting year. Fortunately, on the open-source side, the AMD Gallium3D-based driver had a great year with many improvements made that are beginning to make the open-source driver sufficient for gaming with Radeon GPUs."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Xbox One Review
     Mon, Feb 24 2014 | 4:20P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Less than 12 months since its release, an improved and upgraded Tomb Raider hits for new consoles. Has it done enough to make you want to buy it?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Practical Meter with Fast Charge Cable Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Feb 24 2014 | 3:15P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Being someone who is constantly using different gadgets USB ports are very important to me. They are what charge most of my gadgets and of course I use them for USB flash drives and hard drives too. One thing that always annoys me about changing devices is that some USB ports will charge devices faster than others. What if you could tell which USB port was providing the most power? That way you could plug in your critical devices like your smartphone into this port and other non-important devices into the low power ports. Well that is where the Practical Meter comes it. It works as a pass-through that you plug into your USB port and it will tell you how much power it is delivering. The device also ships with a nifty fast charging cable. Read on as we check it out."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Fractal Design ARC XL Case
     Mon, Feb 24 2014 | 12:41P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fractal Design ARC XL is the next PC-Case in the Technic3D office. The ARC XL supports XL-ATX-, E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards and have place for 7x 120mm Cooling-Fans or 7x 140mm Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Fanny Wang WangBuds Review @ TechwareLabs
     Mon, Feb 24 2014 | 9:48A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up until recently, sound quality in the main-stream mobile market was more of an afterthought than a design feature. But with the introduction of higher-end audio to the masses (Dre Beats, Monster, etc.), people have begun to realize how a good pair of headphones can really enhance their music.Today we are taking a look at a pair of earbuds from Fanny Wang called the WangBuds. Jokes about the name aside, these earbuds look like serious business with a unique design which promises to deliver amazing sound as well as comfort. Read on to see how these earbuds perform."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

TYAN S7053GM2NR (Intel C602) Server Motherboard Review
     Mon, Feb 24 2014 | 9:30A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today William takes a close look at TYAN`s S7053GM2NR server motherboard that is based on Intel`s C602 chipset. Let`s see what he thinks of it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCC 2013 Products of the Year
     Mon, Feb 24 2014 | 8:31A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This years winner is MSI`s Dragon themed Z87-GD65 GAMING motherboard. MSI put together a solid product that will appeal to gamers and enthusiasts alike, all at a very reasonable MSRP of $189. While having great looks with a black and red color theme, this motherboard is built to meet or exceed the MIL-STD-810G standards, which is reflected in the parts used such as Super Ferrite Chokes that run at up to 35 C lower temperatures, have a 30% higher current handling capacity, and a 20% improvement in power efficiency; Tantalum filled Hi-C Caps that are up to 93% efficient; and Dark Capacitors that feature Lower ESR and a ten-year lifespan all tied into a PCB with improved temperature and humidity protections. The experience with MSI`s Click BIOS was painless and the abundance of fine-tuning settings allowed for great overclocking results of 4.7GHz on the CPU and 2600MHz on the RAM."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch Review @ Madshrimps
     Sun, Feb 23 2014 | 3:03P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest breed of smartwatches have a lot of integrated stuff and run on Android OS; the TrueSmart from Omate comes with hardware GPS, can receive and make phone calls, browse the"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Fractal Design ARC Mini R2 Micro-ATX Chassis Review - Smallest ARC Yet
     Sun, Feb 23 2014 | 12:31P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The smallest chassis in the ARC series is revised by Fractal Designs. Let`s have a look at the ARC Mini R2. Follow as Chad gives us the details."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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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.
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