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    Phanteks PH-TC12LS & PH-TC14S CPU Cooler Reviews

    Introduction Phanteks has recently started to branch out with more products to add to their already popular name; they have set a standard in the cooling market with some of today’s top performing air coolers. The quality and superb performance reputation they ...
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    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400MHz Review

    The Ballistix performance series memory has proven popular for their stock performance, overclock-ability, quality and the ever changing style employed by Crucial. Recently we had the pleasure of reviewing the DDR4 Ballistix Elite 2666MHz kit, these featured beautifu...
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    HyperX Fury Pro Gaming Mouse Pad (420mmx500mm)

    Introduction HyperX, a division of Kingston technologies, has started to step up its game in the accessories department. The popular memory and storage manufacturer has expanded it wings and is now bringing additional accessories to the table, adding to its gaming pr...
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    ID-Cooling Dual Air Cooling Review SE-204K and SE-214-X

    Cooling may not be the priority when building a home computer but it remains a very important part. Some crave liquid cooling for ultra low temps and others my just need a good low cost solution. Today, we have two new air coolers from ID-Cooling called the SE-204K a...
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Connect to a world of opportunities with AOC – Displays in the changing media world

Displays in the changing media world: Connect to a world of opportunities Amsterdam, 7 April 2015 – The abundance of available streaming services has transformed many users’ viewing habits: Non-Linear consumption of TV programs, the rapidly growing availability of YouTube channels and an ever increasing use of mobile devices – all this dramatically changes the face of home entertainment. Along with these changes, display manufacturers such as AOC have made great efforts to meet the new entertainment needs. While monitors in the past were mostly designed to exclusively display basic PC content, they have now become a multimedia hub for many users. For that reason, display specialist AOC has developed a diverse monitor portfolio aimed at the individual interests of their users. Thanks to its ambitious approach the research and development professionals at AOC have created a monitor line-up which offers a world of multimedia opportunities. These are some highlights of the AOC monitor portfolio, which are designed to create that uniquely modern multimedia experience: U3477PQU: This spacious 34” (86 cm) 21:9 WQHD monitor is great for watching your favourite movies. With an UltraWide resolution of 3440 x 1440, the U3477PQU is also a multi-tasking champion. http://aoc-europe.com/en/products/u3477pqu I2473PWY: Stylish 24” (61 cm) Full HD monitor with integrated ONKYO speakers for a unique cinematic experience. The I2473PWY supports MHL and Miracast, which allow easy conn...

Super Talent’s New mSATA SJ2 SSD

Super Talent’s New mSATA SJ2 SSD An mSATA SSD built with reliability and performance in mind for industrial and embedded applications San Jose, California — April 06, 2015 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its mSATA JS2 solid state drive for industrial and embedded applications. The mSATA SJ2 is Super Talent’s updated solid state drive that provides extremely fast speeds of up to 480 MB/sec reads and 160 MB/sec writes for mobile solutions. Equipment with limited space for expansion can take advantage of the mSATA SJ2’s extremely small form factor, speed, and increased capacity for important applications that require reliable high speed storage. Capacity Part Number 16GB FM5016MTRM 32GB FM5032MTRM 64GB FM5064MTRM 128GB FM5128MTRM The mSATA SJ2 is part of an extensive list of SSDs manufactured by Super Talent for a variety of industry needs and applications. With the computing market growth focused on the mobile sector, the mSATA SJ2 is here to provide a quality option for OEMs to select from when making a business decision. Additional information on Super Talent’s mSATA SJ2 can be found here. About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO 9001 certified company, Super Talent utilizes its state-of-the-art factories and leading-edg...

ID-Cooling Dual Air Cooling Review SE-204K and SE-214-X

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Cooling may not be the priority when building a home computer but it remains a very important part. Some crave liquid cooling for ultra low temps and others my just need a good low cost solution. Today, we have two new air coolers from ID-Cooling called the SE-204K and SE-214X that are aimed at the later


TRENDnet® Awarded EMEA Diamond Award Smart Home Vendor of the Year

TRENDnet Awarded EMEA Diamond Award Smart Home Vendor of the Year TORRANCE, Calif. -April 2, 2015- TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, is pleased to announce DISTREE EMEA 2015 presented TRENDnet with the coveted Diamond Award Smart Home Vendor for the EMEA region. DISTREE EMEA is a powerful business platform for brands looking to manage, build, or launch routes-to-market within the EMEA region. DISTREE, an invitation only event, assembles top tier ICT, telecom, and consumer electronic channel executives from over 60 EMEA countries. Senior channel representative are paired with top tier consumer brands in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. More than 1,000 senior channel executives gathered at the Salle des Etoiles in Monaco, for the ‘EMEA Channel Academy 2015 Awards’, held in conjunction with DISTREE EMEA. Attending EMEA distributors, retailers, and online stores used a live electronic voting system to select the leading Smart Home vendor. TRENDnet competed in this category with five other top tier brands. Voting took place in real time, followed by a presentation to TRENDnet as the Diamond Award Smart Home-EMEA 2015 winner. “The entire TRENDnet team is thrilled to be awarded the Diamond Award Smart Home Vendor of the Year,” stated Stephanie Xian, TRENDnet international business development director. “Having our peers recognize TRENDnet’s innovative Smart Home products says a lot about the solutions we ...

ADATA Launches HD710A Waterproof / Dustproof / Shock-Resistant USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

ADATA Launches HD710A Waterproof / Dustproof / Shock-Resistant  USB 3.0 External Hard Drive More Durable Than Ever – Exclusive For Mac Taipei, Taiwan – April 1, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the HD710A Waterproof / Dustproof / Shock-Resistant USB 3.0 External Hard Drive. ADATA’s HD710A is an ultra-durable external hard drive designed especially for Macbook. It comes with large storage capacities of 1TB or 2TB, provides superior data transfer speeds, and also undergoes stringent tests for waterproofing, dustproofing and shock resistance. The HD710A is the ultimate in portable protection for your data!   Military Rugged, Reliable, Better Than Ever Designed especially for active users of Apple Macintosh platforms, the HD710A provides rugged protection from shock, dust and water. The triple-layer construction of the HD710A incorporates exceptionally elastic silicone material to provide great shock absorption from all angles. By passing the MIL-STD-810G 516.6 military-grade shock-resistant test, the HD710A ensures your data’s safety even after unexpectedly suffering a shock. It has also passed the stringent IP68 test, offering excellent water and dust resistant protection. Thanks to the durable design, the HD710A works normally even in a dusty environment or after being submerged in its storage state in meter-deep water for up to 30 minutes. When not ...

Biostar Hi-FI Z97Z7 MotherBoard Review


iostar has released multiple "Hi-Fi" models over the last few years that were designed to fill the mainstream and multimedia space. With a heavy focus on audio reproduction and connectivity these board have done well in this arena. However none have taken on an appearance that speaks to being a higher end product like the Hi-Fi Z97Z7 has. This new look has genuinely piqued my interest. I do however remain optimistically cautious for fear it may turn out to be a budget board in mid-range product's clothing.


AMD Owning Intel with Windows 10

Intel has long owned the market when it comes to CPU performance for sometime now. With multi-threaded support, AMD could hold in there, but once the benchmarks switched to single-threaded performance, INTEL wins by a huge margin. Many people believe that while AMD has the hardware, they just didn’t have the driver or software support to take advantage of it. But that’s all starting to change the closer we get to the release of Windows 10. Right now, the highest performance INTEL CPU in single-threaded testing is the i7 4790k. On CPU Benchmark, it averages about a 2500 score in single thread performance. The test that was done on the FX-8370 put it almost an entire 20% higher with a score of 2956! And that’s just the 8370. Unfortunately, the benchmarks haven’t surfaced for the FX-9590 yet. That leap is insane, and while I’m slightly confused at how Windows 10 managed to pull that off, it looks like things are gonna get extremely competitive. AMD even saw some multi-threaded performance boost but the increase wasn’t nearly as huge as the single-thread performance. While AMD fans will see this as a huge victory, hardware enthusiasts everywhere should be excited as well. This will definitely force INTEL to get on the ball with innovation as well as prodding them into some new pricing structures. Either way, consumers win. DirectX 12 may have been getting all the attention, but it looks like Microsoft is doing huge things for the industry a...

XSPC X20 420 Single Bayres/Pump Combo Review


With advances in pump, radiator, reservoir and fitting designs things have gotten to the point where almost anyone can create and install a custom cooling solution specific to their system. The cooling potential for one of these open loop (customizable) setups is unrivaled by anything else sold on the market


Tesoro Sponsoring Hearthstone Tournament at UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival: Insomnia 54

Tesoro Sponsoring Hearthstone Tournament at UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival: Insomnia 54 Play the Latest Games in VR and Win Prizes at the Charity Raffle April 1, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces that it will be the headline sponsor of the Hearthstone tournament at Insomnia 54, April 3 – 6, and attendees will be able to win PC gear and play the latest games in VR as well as enter for a chance to win a car at its booth. Enter a Draw for a Chance to Win a Car Visitors to the Tesoro booth will be able to enter a prize draw to win a car. The winner will be selected at Insomnia 55 in August. Headline Sponsor of the HearthStone Tournament Tesoro will be the headline sponsor of HearthStone tournament. With up to 128 possible entrants competing for up to £3,000, this strategy card game tournament will be one to watch. Game in VR with Tesoro Several gaming stations featuring the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be set up at the Tesoro booth for visitors to play the latest PC games. Tesoro invites all to feel the difference in the gaming experience when you game with Tesoro. Charity Raffle in Collaboration with Gigabyte Tesoro. Gigabyte UK Motherboard, and Gigabyte BRIX have teamed up at Insomnia 54 to raffle over £2000 in prizes, including Tesoro mechanical keyboards, Gigabyte motherboards and the BRIX mini-PC. All proceeds will go to charity. Full Tesoro on Display The full Tesoro lin...

Samsung 850 EVO mSATA & M.2 SSD Review


Many moons ago there was an article based on solid state memory and how it would change everything we do, if they could get it to work correctly. Many were amazed at the thought of drives having no moving parts, a major reduction in size and energy consumption. There were many factors that prevented these early SSDs from being a viable replacement to platter drives, MTBF, speed, capacity and of course cost being the most prominent.


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