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NZXT H440 Mid-Tower Case Review
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At $119 the NZXT H440 is a near flawless case. It has an innovative design, is loaded with features, runs extremely quiet and the power supply cables virtually disappear thanks to the built-in PSU shroud. Overall it is an excellent buy for anyone in the market for a case just north of $100.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM

Griffin Slim Keyboard Folio for iPad Air Review @ TestFreaks
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 8:31A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since the release of the original Apple tablet I have reviewed numerous iPad cases but never one with a built in keyboard. Today I break that streak by looking at the Griffin Slim Keyboard Folio for the iPad Air. This folio style case has a keyboard on the inside cover that connects wirelessly to the iPad Air via Bluetooth."
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Article Title: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB 2133MHz DDR3L SO-DIMM Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 6:26A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This week our friends at G.SKILL overnight mailed us their latest RIPJAWS SO-DIMM F3-2133C11D-8GRSL memory kit straight from Taiwan. This is the kit that was announced in November 2013 and it is just now coming out. Just moments after receiving the kit, we popped it into the Intel NUC to see if it would work. We weren?t expecting the system to post, but after several seconds we found ourselves on the desktop! After triple checking everything, we discovered that we were really running at 2133MHz! We were excited by this as neither Intel or G.SKILL have never been able to get 2133MHz memory working in dual-channel on the Haswell powered Intel NUC kits! So what changed? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

XTPower MP-23000A 23000mAh Ultra-High Capacity External Power Supply Battery Pack
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 4:58P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are counting only a few hours until Christmas so as Im sure all of you can understand writing a review at this time is not exactly easy for me, however it`s not every day that we receive a unique product to review and since we will be hitting the mountain to spend new years eve we feel that this can come in handy to you as it will to us. A few days ago we reviewed the Patriot FUEL+ 7800mAh Mobile Rechargeable Battery which left us with the best impressions thanks to its design, size and real battery capacity. However although 7800mAh and even 9000mAh (capacity of its larger brother) are more than just enough for use with smartphones, MP3/4 players and small tablets they are simply not enough for people who happen to own large screen tablets and this is where XT Power comes in with their latest and quite massive MP-23000A 23000mAh Ultra-High Capacity External Power Supply Battery Pack."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

MSI Z87 MPower Max Review @ ocaholic
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 4:17P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Z87 MPower Max, MSI has a rather interesting motherboard in its portfolio, since there are features relevant for overclockers as well as gamers. For overclockers there is for example a 20 phase power design and gamers will love the beefed-up audio as well as the Killer network chip."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

ASUS P9X79-E WS Motherboard
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today, we are going to take a look at a board from ASUS that has given the X79 chipset a revision which will push the limits and take full use on Ivy-B E. This is the new ASUS P9X79-E WS motherboard. What does WS stand for? Well this is designed to be a workstation motherboard for those serious video encoders or server and workload crunching. Of course, it makes for a great enthusiast’s motherboard too. While this P9X79-E WS (workstation) motherboard is not as mainstream as some of the newer Z87 chipset based boards, ASUS has put together some unique touches to offer better performance and features. Let’s dive in a talk more about what this X79 chipset based board can do.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

ADATA DashDrive Air AE400
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 4:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Ever wish you had a bigger storage device for your tablet or mobile devices? How about sharing media files between a computer and your iPhone without connecting cables? Maybe you wish you bought the Apple device with more storage capabilities. ADATA has the solution. Introducing the ADATA DashDrive Air AE400. With its unique and limitless abilities, it delivers a number of unique functions” it can act as a Wireless Access Point or a USB drive and card reader. That’s not the only thing, it’s also capable of charging devices on the go with its 5000mAh battery pack. Is it really possible to fit all these features inside a device small enough to fit inside your pocket? Read on to find out!”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

 
ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition review
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS wanted to make the ultimate X79 board with the Rampage IV Black Edition, and we'd argue that they succeeded. We can't really think of any other overclocking features they should include, and the overclocking scores of the board are excellent. If you're an overclocker and are looking for a new board, you almost have to get the Black Edition. However, its outstanding audio implementation (rare for X79) is another fine reason to purchase this motherboard.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite Windows
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"What do you do when you want to have a thin and light notebook PC, but your wallet is equally thin and light? It may have once been the case that you had to spend the bigger bucks in order to get your hands on a slim laptop, but that is no longer the case thanks to products like the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite. As its name implies, this is the “lite” version of some of its more premium cousins, but does that mean that Samsung had to cut all sorts of corners to cut down the price? Let’s dig in and have a look."
  FULL STORY @ MEGATECHNEWS

Cooler Master Elite 130 Review
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 3:33P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I?ve reviewed a lot of Cooler Master cases over the years for Benchmark Reviews, and one thing that impresses me about the company is that they never stop innovating or refining. One has only to track the evolution of the Cosmos series of cases to see this writ large (very large, in the case of the Cosmos II), but what keeps my attention is the way they?ll roll smaller, incremental improvements into an existing case line. Today?s example: the Cooler Master Elite 130 mini-ITX computer case."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Seagate U-Series 6 80GB
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 3:26P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate has been around for a long time as a maker of hard drives. They have had their ups and downs comparatively against other companies, but overall have made a quality product for those looking for either performance drives or a more budget oriented unit. Seagate makes both, but they have just recently released a new drive in their budget U-Series, and TweakTown has the privilege of being one of the first sites to take a look at this behemoth."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Seagate Backup Plus Slim: The World’s Thinnest 2TB External Hard Drive
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 3:25P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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This new offering includes the backup software, Seagate Dashboard, which made the first generation of Seagate® Backup Plus drives so popular. The Seagate Dashboard software provides an easy one-click backup solution, but can also be set as a scheduled backup up as needed. Additionally, the Dashboard software will back up Facebook and Flickr albums to ensure that even video and photos shared through these networks are backed up and easy to find. Use the Save and Share features to download and upload content from these social media networks. Even all the photos you have been tagged in can be backed up from your social networks to the drive.

“Today, digital storage is important for everyone who uses a personal computer or a mobile device,” said Scott Horn, vice president of global marketing for Seagate. “We are all creating content, whether that be photos from our last activity, video of a baby’s first steps or a proposal for your next project. All of these files hold a special place of importance and Seagate is in the business of providing products that can store those valuable files.”

“Seagate Backup Plus has been designed to make the chore of backing up as simple as possible. This compact, attractive external storage is hassle free and includes our Dashboard backup software for easy backup of social media albums, PC content and now even your mobile devices. Seagate is committed to continue our product innovation in order to provide our customers with the quality they expect and new benefits to address their current storage needs.”

New for the Backup Plus family of external storage this year is the addition of a mobile backup application to provide protection for one’s digital data on nearly every device. By simply installing the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device, one can easily back up all of the pictures and videos from that device to the drive or a cloud service. While on a home network, content from mobile devices can be sent directly to the drive via a Wi-Fi connection. Cloud services such as Dropbox or Google Drive can be used for backup while on the road.

“Mobile devices account for the largest amount of captured video and photos today,” said Chris Chute, research director for IDC’s Worldwide Digital Imaging Practice. “Seven out of every ten pictures captured in 2013 were taken with a smartphone. As a greater portion of our memories are captured by the handheld devices, it becomes increasingly more important that these files be backed up either to a cloud service or locally.”

Backup Plus external storage is available in a range of capacities to fit every size of job. The USB 3.0-powered, 2TB drive is the highest capacity drive fitting into a 12.1mm form factor. The metal-top case of these drives, available in red, blue, black and silver, is designed to resist scratches and fingerprints. :

Seagate Backup Plus storage is currently available from Amazon and Seagate.com by capacity: for Backup Plus Slim portable: 500GB Slim - $99.99, 1TB Slim - $119.99 MSRP, 2TB Slim - $179.99 and the 4TB Fast - $299.99.

The high-capacity Seagate Backup Plus desktop 3.5-inch is available in 2TB - $129.99, 3TB - $159.99, 4TB - $229.99. All prices are MSRP.

  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

speaking from the CES show floor
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 3:12P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Scott phones it in for this episode, speaking from the CES show floor about G-Sync, 4K monitors, virtual reality, and much more.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Western Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4 TB NAS Hard Disk Drive
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 3:08P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote : The popularity of Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices is rapidly ramping up in both small businesses and homes, fueled by their usefulness and their increasing affordability. This surge in interest has led Western Digital to add a new family of hard disk drives - the WD Red family of NAS hard disk drives, even as Seagate drops production of 5,400 RPM desktop hard disk drives. Today, we are going to take a look at the latest addition to Western Digital's family of Red drives - the WD40EFRX with 4 TB of storage capacity. Here are its key features :
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

How To Fix Keychain Corruption In OS X
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 3:07P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OS X Mavericks recently went bonkers, and kept asking me to key in the keychain password from the moment I started it up. No matter how many times I key in the password, it would say that it was the wrong password (it was the correct one, you dolt!) and it kept asking me again and again and again like a really neurotic girlfriend. I tried using resetting the password but that didn't work. It still claimed that the password was the wrong one. I tried using the Keychain First Aid to verify and repair the keychains but it only reported that everything was perfectly okay when it was obviously not. The good news is - I finally found the reason for this problem and its solution and it's stupendously simple.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

CM Storm Ceres 300 Gaming Headset
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 3:06P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Be it a intense FPS or just rocking out and losing track of the world around us, we all rely on audio to carry us away, and budget can greatly factor into sounds quality and comfort when it comes to headsets. Sometimes you might have to sacrifice on or the other to get the deal you want. Cooler Master is trying to hit the middle ground with the Ceres 300 Headset.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

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