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Björn Endre is Mr Bjorn3D himself. He started the site in 1996 and has been busy reviewing countless products since then as well as working on the HTML of the page.

Thecus confirms 5TB support for Thecus NAS

I’m not sure why but it seems that you never can have too much space in your NAS. Seagate is coming out with a 5 TB drive, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5” 5TB HDD, and today Thecus is confirming that their NAS-units will be able to handle these new huge drives.  We …

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Bitfenix Prodigy M micro-ATX case

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When we tested the Bitfenix Prodigy back in October 2012 we were very impressed. It turned out to be a great case for a mini-ITX motherboard. With the Prodigy M Bitfenix has taken the same shell and changed the internals so we now get to fit a M-ATX-motherboard in the …

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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 …

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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC

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While the focus for many hard-core gamers is the more expensive video cards like GTX 770, GTX 780 and AMD’s various R9-cards the truth is that just as many are just looking for a good budget card that allows them to play most game at a reasonable setting. The card …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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, …

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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 …

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AMD releases Catalyst 13.8 beta, promises to fix Crossfire micro stutter

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AMD has released a beta of their latest Catalyst-drivers: Catalyst 13.8 Beta. One of the big fixes in this driver is that AMD has added frame-pacing to help get rid of or at least minimize the micro-stuttering a lot of people have experienced when running more than one GPU.

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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. 

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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 …

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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. 

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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 …

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Compulab introduces ARM-based Ubuntu-PC for $99

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We live in exciting times when it comes to PC’s. It seems that each day we see new mutations of the classic PC. We have Chromebooks, small USB-sticks with Android and now soon also a ARM-based mini-PC running Ubuntu.

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