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Gumstick Smartphone Stand

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Phones today do a lot more than just make phone calls. You can play games, listen to music, read books and watch videos on them. Some of these activities are best done without having to hold the phone all the time. If you are watching a movie or listening to music you might not want to have to hold it and instead want to prop it up somehow. There are a lot of stands available for the bigger tablets but not as much for phones. At least not many that are small and as portable as the phone itself. This is where the Gumstick Smartphone Stand comes in. It is a product that was started on Kickstarter and funded there and now is being shipped to backers and also sold on at least their website.  FEATURES Normally we have a lot of technical mumbo jumbo here talking about clockspeeds of ... Read More »

Nvidia presents new big update for Nvidia Shield

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When we saw the Nvidia Shield at CES 2012 we were pretty much blown away. A portable Android gaming-machine that also could stream PC-games? Who wouldn’t love that? While the machine itself might not have taken the world by fire it still is one serious cool piece of hardware and even better, Nvidia has kept upgrading it and making sure it gets new OS-updates and new features. Over the last year they have not only updated the OS but also taken the PC GameStreaming out of beta + added a console-mode that allows you to hook up the Shield to a TV and then, using a separate controller (I know – this is a bit weird using a controller to control another controller), simply use it as your little portable game console that also can play PC-games.  Now ot is time for yet another big updated and this update has ... Read More »

AMD demonstrates full support for DX12 at GDC

As many expected Microsoft showed off the next version of DirectX, DX12, at this years GDC. The new version offers the developers to program even close to the “metall” allowing them to squeeze out even more performance for their games. Among the companies pledging support for DX12 was not only NVidia but also AMD. This is of course not surprising since it would be odd for them not to support a DX-version but to some extend it is interesting to see them pledge full support and talking warmly about DX12 as it is doing stuff their own Mantle-API is supposed to do. Still, the next version of DX12 is not supposed to arrive until some time 2015 so there is plenty of time for the AMD Mantle API to gain acceptance and usage.  SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Mar. 2014 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced support for Microsoft® and its revamped graphics application programming interface, DirectX® ... Read More »

Nvidia introduces the GeForce 800M lineup for Laptops.

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Nvidia has released information about their new mobile chips in the GeForce 800M-lineup. These chips both come in the form of Kepler and Maxwell-based GPU’s but even the Kepler-based GPU’s will have some new cool features like Battery Boost which is a software/hardware feature that allows the machine to drop the frequencies of parts so that you get decent performance while the battery time is improved a lot. The idea is that while you today can get great performance while you have the laptop hooked up to the wall it usually either offers like 1 hour of battery time when playing untethered. The idea with Battery Boost is that you will trade some performance for a lot more battery time.  Anandtech has written up a great article about the new chips and we recommend reading it.  Link: Anandtech article Related posts: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost – The Missing ... Read More »

Bitfenix Flo Gaming headset

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It is starting to be a common sight that companies are starting to branch out from their regular type of products. Corsair for example started as a vendor mainly for memory but today have both cases and other gaming gear. Bitfenix used to be a mainly case-company and this does some amazing nice cases (including the Phenom M we recently reviewed). They too however have branched out and today we are reviewing the newest product from them: the Bitfenix Flo headset. This is a stereo headset that works both for the PC as well as for mobile products. SPECIFICATIONS Materials Steel, Plastic, SofTouch™ Surface Treatment, SoftFeel™ Earcups Colors Midnight Black, Arctic White, Fire Red, Cobalt Blue Acoustic Design Dynamic, Closed-back Driver 16µ, Neodymium magnet, Φ40mm Sensitivity 96db /1mW Frequency Response 20hz-20khz Rated Impedance 68 Ω Earpads SoftFeel™ Headband Pressure Approximately 5N Cables 1m Straight Cable With Remote, 1m Straight Mobile ... Read More »

Kingston replaces nand-flash in V300 with decreasing performance as a result

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The Kingston V300 SSD has  been a product with decent performance for a low price. Lately there have been rumblings and mumblings on tech forums that something is up since some users have had really bad performance. It turns out they were right and that the reason is that Kingston has secretly changed the NAND and selected a much inferior NAND chip while keeping the model number and the price. In earlier versions of the V300, including those that were sent to review sites, the Kingston V300 used a Toshiba 19nm Toggle-Mode 2.0 NAND. This NAND has theoretical speeds up to 200 MB/s.  at some point they now have switched to Micron’s 20nm asynchronous NAND which is only expected to get performance to about 50 MB/s, a big difference.  Anandtech did some tests with AS-SSD: Comparison of Kingston V300 Revisions Revision Original (no longer available) New (currently available) Pre-Istalled Firmware 505A 506A ... Read More »

10 rare and/or unreleased graphics cards

Ever heard of the Asus HD3850 Trinity card with three(!) GPU’s or the 3DFX Spectre cards? These are two very rare graphics card that never were released and that Thinkcomputers talk about in their cool and interesting little article: “10 Rare and Unreleased Graphics Cards”.  For those of us that have been around since the first 3D-cards were released back in 1995/96 this is a nice trip down the memory lane although even some newer cards qualify like the MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Lightning which MSi only built 12 of. Here’s another example:  EVGA GTX 680 2Win Gemini   EVGA and ASUS were battling for the best dual GeForce GTX 680 card as ASUS had their MARS III card (which we showcased on the previous page) and EVGA had their GTX 680 2Win Gemini. The EVGA GTX 680 2Win Gemini packed two GeForce GTX 680 GPU’s inside but only had 4 ... Read More »

Bitfenix Phenon Mini-ITX case

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One of the more dominant trends over the last year or so when it comes to computer cases is that more and more companies bring out small computer cases meant for mini-ITX motherboards that still can handle more powerful components. No longer do we have to settle with on-board graphics and a slow CPU. No, these computer cases are meant to work well even for the serious gamer. The case we are reviewing today is a perfect example of that: the Bitfenix Phenom Mini-ITX case. This case is available in both mini-ITX and micro-ATX format although they actually share the same dimensions on the outside. On the inside the Phenom mini-ITX-case shares a lot of similarities with another of Bitfenix small cases, the Prodigy. One proof that this case should be able to house some serious hardware is that for example Webhallen.com used it for their Steam-machine on CES 2014. ... Read More »

Func HS-260 Gaming headset

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We recently reviewed the Func KB-460, an inexpensive but still great gamer keyboard from the company Func. 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 on to find out. FEATURES The Func HS-260 is a fairly standard gaming headset. Driver 50mm, tuned and paired Accoustic construction Closed Frequency response 20-20 000 Hz Impedance 32 Ohm Cable lenght 3 M Connection 2×3.5 mm This is not a virtual surround sound headset with extra software that connects to USB, no this is a regular stereo headset that comes with regular 3.5mm plugs and thus can be used both on a PC and any other device that uses a ... Read More »

Zotax Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus

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While Zotac maybe is most knows for their graphics cards they also are specialized on small motherboards and small desktop systems. Today we are reviewing one of those tiny small desktop PC’s: the Zotax Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus. This is a very small PC that even comes with a VESA-mount so it can be attached to a TV ore monitor and be out of sight. It has a Quad-core AMD “Kabini” APU, the A4-5000 while a Radeon HD 8330 provides us with the graphics muscles. This is not a gaming machine, even though the GPU should benefit from the Mantle API, but promises to work well as either a media PC, a kitchen PC or even a bedroom PC. Does it have what it takes to compete with tables and other tiny PC’s? Continue to read to find out. THE FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS As we mentioned in the introduction this ... Read More »

Asus presents ROG SWIFT PG278Q monitor with G-Sync support

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While there have been a lot of talk about 4K-monitors it is easy to forget that those monitors still won’t be a good choice for gamers as basically no video card still can drive them at this time. That is why this new monitor from ASUS is much more interesting too me.  It is a WQHD monitor which means a resolution of 2560×1440. With a 1 ms response time, 120 MHz refresh rate as well as support for G-Sync this is really a monitor that deserves the ROG-brand. SPECIFICATIONSROG SWIFT PG278Q Display: 27-inch WQHD 2560 x 1440 (16:9) Narrow 6 mm bezel designed for multi-monitor setups Pixel Pitch: 0.233 mm Brightness: 350 cd/m² Display Colors: 16.7M Refresh Rate: Over 120 Hz Response Time: 1 ms (GTG) Connectivity: 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 2 x USB 3.0 ports Stand Adjustments: tilt (+20° ~ -5°), swivel (+60° ~ -60°), pivot (90° clockwise), height ... Read More »

Nvidia presents the Tegra K1 with 192 cores and Kepler architecture

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Last year at CES Nvidia presented both the Tegra 4 SoC as well as the Nvidia Shield handheld console. This year Nvidia again presented a new iteration of their Tegra-SoC (System on a Chip): the Tegra K1. The big news in the Tegras K1 is not that it is faster than the Tegra 4, it would have been odd if it wasn’t. It is the fact that it uses the Kepler architecture for the GPU-part meaning that Nvidia is slowly merging the architecture of both its mobile and desktop products making it easier for people to develop for it.  So, what can we expect here? The GPU-part now comes with 192 cores and has support for OpenGL 4.4 and even the Unreal 4 engine. In comparison with the Tegra 4 the new Tegra K1 offers new features like real-time computing, global illumination, higher dynamic range and greater detail like reflective surfaces, ... Read More »

Sony CES press conference will be Live streamed January 6th, 5 PST

It is again time for CES and even though we are not on site this year we will of course try to bring you as much news as possible. The conference actually will not start until the 7th but that does not stop Sony and others to start early. Sony will have its press conference on the 6th of January at 5 pm PST. The whole press conference will be live streamed so that you can see all news right away. At this time there is not much news on what will be presented but we can guess new phones, maybe a new tablet, updated cameras and of course new TV’s.  Related posts: Bjorn3D Arrives at International CES 2013 Bjorn3D has arrived at CES 2013. Over the next few... Nvidia Unveils Tegra 4, i500 Soft Modem, Project Shield and more! During Nvidia’s Press Conference at CES 2013, Jen-Hsun Huang delivered... ... Read More »

Lian Li Q27 Mini-ITX case

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Small computer cases for mini-ITX motherboards have been extremely popular the last few years. Once these types of systems could only house components with little power but these days you can build pretty competent and powerful systems regardless of the size of the case. The Lian li Q27 is such a case offering support both regular ATX power supplies as well as video cards up to 195 mm and cpu coolers up to 70 mm height.  It is a simple but stylish case that comes with USB3.0 support. FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS The Lian Li Q27 is a sleek and nice looking little case. SPECIFICATIONS: Model PC-Q27 Case Type Mini Tower Chassis Dimensions (W) 200mm x (H) 300mm x (D) 240mm Color Black Silver Front bezel Material Aluminum Side Panel Aluminum Body Material Aluminum Net Weight 2.1 kg 5.25″ drive bay (External) 1 or 3.5-inch HDD x1 3.5″ drive bay (External) ... Read More »

Surface Pro 2 get minor update to processor

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Some times it helps not being an early adopter. It seems that Microsoft has quietly given the CPU in the new Surface Pro 2 tablet a nice little speed boost It is The Verge that reports that not 2 months after its release the new Surface Pro 2 tablets that are shipping now comes with a slightly faster CPU that is  clocked at 1.9GHz instead of the stock 1.6GHz Intel i5-4200U chip that originally shipped with the tablet. Sometimes it pays not being an early adopter. Source: TheVerge   Related posts: Ivy Bridge-E is here! Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition Processor Review Intel’s New Ivy Bridge-E Has Landed! Normally when Intel launches... Intel Previews Haswell’s GT-3 and Razer’s New Gaming Tablet Intel gives us a sneak peak at their upcoming Haswell... Read More »

Lian Li unveils the Lian Li DK01, a marriage between a desk and a chassi

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Lian Li is a company that isn’t afraid to test new things when it comes to computer cases.  Some of you might remember the “Spider”-chassi or the “Train”-chassi. The DK01 prototype that was unveiled earlier this week is basically a desk with an acrylic table top and a drawer for the components.  The table measures 800 mm x 795 mm x 600 mm (WxHxD) and has room for a lot of nice toys. It can handle huge HPTX motherboards and thus can handled basically any other motherboard size you can think of. There is room for up to 14 3.5″ drives (yes, fourteen) and these sit in detachable bays. Removing some of the bays allows us to put in larger motherboards and longer add-on cards. As for PSU’s you can put in PUS’s up to 280mm length. Since the computer sits in a drawer there are som limitations to how high the CPU-cooler ... Read More »

AMD releases AMD Catalyst™ 13.12 for Windows (WHQL) and Linux

AMD has released a new version of their Catalyst drivers for Windows (WHQL) and Linux.  In addition to adding official support for the R9270-290 and R7240-260 cards it also improves Crossfire-scaling for some cards and more importantly adds support for Crossfire frame pacing. The idea with frame pacing is to make sure that playback is even and regular when using two cards in Crossfire. AMD cards have traditionally had issues where running in games have caused some micro stuttering when frames have not been displayed evenly from the two cards. Currently the frame pacing is only supported up to 2560×1600 in a single display but support for more displays and 4K resolution is coming. As always get the drivers from http://game.amd.com.   FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF AMD CATALYST™ 13.12 ​Support for the following new products: AMD Radeon™ R9 290, 280, and 270 Series AMD Radeon™ R7 260, 250, and 240 Series ​Improved AMD ... Read More »

Steam Holiday Sale 2013 has started!

Between the 19 of December and January 3rd Steam is holding its 2013 annual sale. Just a glance on the front page shows us such amazing deals like Bioshock: Infinite 75% off (7.49 Euros in Europe), Batman: Arkham Origins 50% off (24.49 Euros) and Dishonored 75% off (7.49 Euros). Even if you do not feel that you need a game right now the prices are low enough to do some spontanious shopping for later. What are YOU going to buy? Tell us. Get the games at http://store.steampowered.com/. Related posts: Bjorn3D / Diamond Multimedia – Holiday Giveaway! If you own a tablet, smart phone, a computer, or... Starcraft II Heart of The Swarm Launch Event 3/11/2013 – Irvine, CA   Blizzard has a special was of not just launching... Read More »

Func KB-460 keyboard

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The market for mechanical gaming keyboard has exploded the last few years. More and more companies have started to offer these types of keyboard and today we look at the first mechanical keyboard from the company Func, the KB-460. This is a cheap keyboard using the Cherry MX Red micro switches which also comes with back lighting and macro support.  A little background about Func The company Func was found back in 1999 in California. One of its earlier sucessfull products was the sUrface 1030 mouse mat. After 2005 the company did not release any new products but 2012 it was revived again, now with Swedish owners. The company has come out with a bunch of new products including a mouse, a headset, new mouse mats and now a mechanical keyboard. Why mechanical keyboards? When we talk about mechanical keyboard what we really are talking about is the micro switches ... Read More »

Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP!

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The GeForce 780 Ti is today the fastest single-GPU card available. This doesn’t stop companies like Zotac to tweak it to get even more performance out of it. Today we are testing the Zotac GeForce GeForce 780 Ti AMP! Edition, a card that comes pre-overclocked out of the box. Features and Specifications The Zotac GeForce GeForce 780 Ti AMP! Edition is overclocked quite a bit.          GTX TITAN    GTX 780 Ti    Zotac GTX 780 Ti AMP GTX 780 Stream Processors 2688 2880 2880 2304 Texture Units 224 240 240 192 ROP’s 48 48 48 48 Base Core Clock 837MHz 875MHz 1006MHz 863MHz Boost Clock 876MHz 928MHz 1072MHz 900MHz Memory Clock 6008MHz 7000MHz 7200MHz 6008MHz Memory Interface 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit Memory Qty 6GB 3GB 3GB 3GB TDP 250W 250W 250W 250W Manufacturing process 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm Price $999 $699   $649 The Zotac GeForce GeForce 780 ... Read More »

Zotac reveals the GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition

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While the GeForce GTX 780 Ti is a blazing fast card there of course always is room for more speed. This is something Zotac can deliver with their latest AMP!-card; the GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition. The AMP-Edition cards, some that we have reviewed earlier (Zotac GTX Titan AMP Edition, Zotac GeForce GTX760 AMP! Edition) are overclocked from the start meaning more speed without risking loosing the warranty or getting an unstable card. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition is overclocked from the stock 875/928 Mhz (base/boost) to 1006/1072 MHz for the GPU core and the memory is overclocked to 7200 MHz from the stock 7000 MHz. The recommended price for the card is 6399 SEK (Sweden) and £575. We currently have this beast in our lab and am busy reviewing it so stay tuned for some more info soon on how it performs. Until then you have to make ... Read More »

Qubi: A new interesting Android-based media player and game console

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Kickstarter has seen their share of Android-based hardware asking for funds so you might wonder why we are talking about yet another. The reason is quite simple; the Qubi looks like a box that tries to find a nice balance between being a media center and still offer some nice gaming functionality. if we look at what the box promises it is quite nice hardware, especially for a little media player: Snapdragon 600 Chipset   1.7 GHz Quad Core Krait CPU   Adreno 320 GPU   Full 1080p HD video decoding   HDME-CEC   1.4 HDMI Connection   HDMI Passthrough   16 GB storage 2 GB Ram   Micro SD Expansion Slot   Dual Band WiFi b/g/n/ac   Miracast Capability   Gigabit Ethernet  Optical Audio   1 x USB 3 Port   3 x USB 2 Ports   Bluetooth 4.0   iR Receiver   HD Audio Support Dolby & DTS   ... Read More »

iPad Air Overview

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After a lot of speculation and waiting Apple finally revealed a set of new iPads to the world a few weeks ago. While we still are waiting for the new iPad Mini we have gotten our hands on the new iPad Air and are putting it through the test to see if it is a worthy successor for the previous models.  The new iPad Air comes with a much sleeker body as well as upgraded innards making it one of the best ~10 inch tablets available right now. The model we are testing today is the 16 GB WiFi-version that retails for $499.  I admit it. I was one of those who doubted that a tablet really was useful and would be successful. And I was wrong. There is a definitely use case for tablets both as entertainment products and in some cases even products for those who need to ... Read More »

HIS R9 280X IceQX2 Turbo

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HIS is one of the companies that have been partner with AMD for a long time and always released new interesting cards as new GPU’s are released. With the release of the new fall-GPU’s from AMD we get a full spread of products and today we are testing the HIS R9 280X IceQ2 Turbo card. As the name implies this is a card that not only comes with the latest version of HIS special IceQ-cooler but also is pre-overclocked from the box.  The R9 280X uses the Tahiti GPU and is basically a HD7970 GHz edition card with a new name. With 3 GB memory though it has more headroom for higher resolutions and that for a price around $300. Related posts: Sapphire Radeon R9-280X Toxic Sapphire Radeon R9-280X Toxic Sapphire Has been AMDs premier partner... MSI Radeon R9-280X 3GB Graphics Card MSI Radeon R9-280X Gaming MSI as always dresses to ... Read More »

Old D-Link routers come with backdoor?

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It is the “embedded device hacking” blogg devttys0.com that has found out that a backdoor exists in some of the older D-Link routers which allows a user to access the router without any password challenge and also change device settings. Related posts: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost – The Missing Link in the Mainstream Lineup? Nvidia today launches the new GTX 650 Ti Boost which... Read More »

Zotac announces the Zotac Tegra Note 7 tablet

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A few weeks ago Nvidia presented their new reference plattform for smaller tablets using the Tegra 4 SoC. While Nvidia had lots of design wins with the Tegra 3 it has been a bit harder for them to replicate the success with the Tegra 4 and thus it seems they felt the need to “help” OEM’s with a reference tablet. Not surprisingly one of Nvidia’s partners in the PC-space, Zotac, has decided to pick this design up and are now announcing the Zotac Tegra Note 7 tablet. Related posts: Nvidia Unveils Tegra 4, i500 Soft Modem, Project Shield and more! During Nvidia’s Press Conference at CES 2013, Jen-Hsun Huang delivered... Intel Previews Haswell’s GT-3 and Razer’s New Gaming Tablet Intel gives us a sneak peak at their upcoming Haswell... Zotac GeForce GTX 770 Hot on the heels of the GeForce GTX 780 Nvidia... ZOTAC GTX Titan AMP! Edition Do you ... Read More »

Valve announces SteamOS

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Valve have been hinting about some big Linux Steam-news this week and today the first of three announcements (the rest coming on Wednesday and possibly on Friday) was unleashed: the birth of SteamOS, their own Linux-based OS that is supposed to support game streaming from a Windows or Mac PC. Related posts: I’ve seen the future and it is game streaming For a week I have had a imported Nvidia Shield... Nvidia Unveils Tegra 4, i500 Soft Modem, Project Shield and more! During Nvidia’s Press Conference at CES 2013, Jen-Hsun Huang delivered... Bjorn3D Arrives at International CES 2013 Bjorn3D has arrived at CES 2013. Over the next few... Intel Previews Haswell’s GT-3 and Razer’s New Gaming Tablet Intel gives us a sneak peak at their upcoming Haswell... Read More »

Bjorn3D.com September Give-away – 10 days left

It is finally time for our first give-away since the update of the site to the new design. This time Antec have been nice enough to give us a few products for the give-away and we have also added 2 games that will be gifted through Steam. The prices that we are giving away in this give-away are: 1x Antec SP1 Portable Wireless Bluetooth speakers 1x Antec PowerUp Slim 2200 battery charger 1x Antec 4-port USB-charging station ARMA III from Steam Total War: Rome II from Steam So what do you have to do? It is actually pretty easy. You earn “raffle tickets” by completing tasks, for example liking our facebook-page or liking Antec facebook-pages. You choose which tasks you want to complete and the more you do the more raffle tickets are yours in “the hat”. The give-away is open Worldwide and closes on the 30th of September. a ... Read More »

Logitech announces ultrathin touch-mouse for Windows 8 and OSX

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Logitech is no strangers to mice with touch-surfaces having previously released the Touch Mouse T620 and the Zone Touch Mouse T400 and today they announced another mouse that is specifically tailored for ultrabooks with Windows 8, Mac-computers and tablets: the Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630. Related posts: Tt eSPORTS Level 10M Gaming Mouse Review Tt eSPORTS (by Thermaltake) unleashes the Level 10 M mouse for professional... Read More »

Seagate Wireless Plus External Storage

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Back in January 2012 we reviewed the Seagate GoFlex Satellite, a 500 GB external hard drive that allowed users to connect to it wirelessly and then stream music, images and video to connected mobile devices. This time we are testing the latest version of the drive, the Seagate Wireless Plus, which not only comes with double the storage but also has a faster internal hard drive and updated software. Related posts: Seagate 600 Pro SSD 400GB (ST400FP0021) One thing you can be certain of in the tech... Diamond Multimedia’s New Android Media Player, and Computer Hardware Diamond Multimedia impressed us this year with their latest AMP2000... Patriot Gauntlet (PCGTW320S) Need more portable file storage, but can’t use the Cloud?... Rapoo E6300 Wireless Keyboard for iPad/iPhone Rapoo introduces a new Bluetooth keyboard (with real tactile keys) for... Read More »

I’ve seen the future and it is game streaming

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For a week I have had a imported Nvidia Shield at home. I’ve been busy playing games and testing it but today I finally got around to testing the PC game streaming. After some initial hickups (it IS beta) I finally got it working and I got to say I think that this is the future of PC gaming right there and a feature that, if Nvidia plays it right, can earn them a lot of money. Related posts: Nvidia Unveils Tegra 4, i500 Soft Modem, Project Shield and more! During Nvidia’s Press Conference at CES 2013, Jen-Hsun Huang delivered... Intel Previews Haswell’s GT-3 and Razer’s New Gaming Tablet Intel gives us a sneak peak at their upcoming Haswell... Bjorn3D Arrives at International CES 2013 Bjorn3D has arrived at CES 2013. Over the next few... ASUS AiCloud: A Fresh Face for Networking ASUS has had some recent success in the ... Read More »

iFixit tears down the Nvidia Shield, finds it full of magic

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Magic might be an exaggeration but when iFixit did their regular “new-gadget tear-down” they found a product that is surprisingly repairable.  Related posts: Nvidia Unveils Tegra 4, i500 Soft Modem, Project Shield and more! During Nvidia’s Press Conference at CES 2013, Jen-Hsun Huang delivered... InWin GRone Full-Tower Chassis The InWin GRone is a great-looking case that has potential... NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Gaming Chassis If you’re looking for a chassis that already comes with... Read More »

USB alliance finalizes USB 3.1 specifications, gives us speed up to 10Gbps

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While USB 3.0 might not be as fast as Thunderbolt is has one huge advantage: it actually is rolled out and used by tons of computers and peripherals. Now the USB Alliance has finalized the specifications for the next update of USB: USB 3.1. As always the standard is backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 but to get all the benefits of the new specification we will have to wait until it is implemented in computers and peripherals start using it.  Related posts: Corsair Dominator Platinum 2800 MHz – Breaking the speed barrier and then some   Corsair has recently extended its grasp into the PC... Read More »

Google presents new Nexus 7

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As expected Google yesterday announced and showed the new Nexus 7 tablet that will be released end of july in the US and soon afterwards in selected countries.  Related posts: Asus Cube Google TV Review Asus Cube is the device that features latest Google TV... ASUS’s Unveils the Transformer AiO P1801, RAIDR Express, and their Ultra-Wide Monitor ASUS’s innovation never fails to impress us. This year at... Read More »

Halo: Spartan Assault (Win Phone 8, Win8 RT and Win8)

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Halo is one of those games that will be talked about for many years. Not only did it in many ways help make the first Xbox a success, it also was the game that at least for me proved that you can play a first person shooter (FPS) on a console with a controller. Bungie got it right and paved the way for more FPS on consoles. Ever since the first game was released Microsoft, Bungie and now 363 Studios have been busy releasing new games in the Halo universe and it was of course just a matter of time before they got to the mobile platforms. Halo: Spartan Assault is a game that at first glance does not look like the Halo we know and love but which turns out is a game you just do not want to miss. Related posts: Starcraft II: Heart of The Swarm Starcraft has been ... Read More »

Zotac GeForce GTX760 AMP! Edition

NVIDIA continues to push out GPU’s in the 7xx-series and today it is time for the GTX760 , a mid-level card that will replace the GTX660 Ti. Zotac sent us their pre-overclocked Zotac GeForce 760 AMP! Edition-card, which turned out to be a good performer. Related posts: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 Hot on the heels of the GeForce GTX 780 Nvidia... Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Hot on the heels of the GTX Titan comes the... ZOTAC GTX Titan AMP! Edition Do you think the regular NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan is... Read More »

Zotac GeForce GTX 770

Hot on the heels of the GeForce GTX 780 Nvidia has released a “new” GPU, the GeForce GTX 770. While sharing the name of the GTX 780 it is more of a refresh of the GTX 680 with higher clocks and a lower price. Zotac of course have several GeForce GTX 770-cards ready and in this review we take a look at the Zotac GeForce GTX 770.  Related posts: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Hot on the heels of the GTX Titan comes the... ZOTAC GTX Titan AMP! Edition Do you think the regular NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan is... Read More »

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