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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 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 for a long time now... MSI Radeon R9-280X 3GB Graphics Card MSI Radeon R9-280X Gaming ... 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. No related posts. 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: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 Hot on the heels of the GeForce GTX 780 Nvidia has released a “new” GPU,... ZOTAC GTX Titan AMP! Edition Do you think the regular NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan is too slow? Need a bit... 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 at home. I’ve been busy... 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. No related posts. 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 industry is that you can... Asus Cube Google TV Review Asus Cube is the device that features latest Google TV OS that want to be... 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. No related posts. 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.  No related posts. 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 OS that want to be... 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. No related posts. 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 has released a “new” GPU,... Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Hot on the heels of the GTX Titan comes the new GTX780 that uses the... ZOTAC GTX Titan AMP! Edition Do you think the regular NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan is too slow? Need a bit... Nvidia GeForce GTX 780: The Next Step in GeForce   The next step in the evolution of GeForce has arrived. Let’s meet the first... 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 new GTX780 that uses the... ZOTAC GTX Titan AMP! Edition Do you think the regular NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan is too slow? Need a bit... Nvidia GeForce GTX 780: The Next Step in GeForce   The next step in the evolution of GeForce has arrived. Let’s meet the first... Nvidia GeForce GTX 770: The Next Model in the 700 Series   Hot on the heels of the ... Read More »

Zotac GeForce GTX 780

Hot on the heels of the GTX Titan comes the new GTX780 that uses the same type of GPU as we see in the GTX Titan. Zotac of course is one of the companies coming out with their own GTX780 card and we have taken it for a spin to see how it fares compared to the GTX 680 as well as the Zotac GTX Titan AMP! Edition  that we tested earlier this month. Related posts: ZOTAC GTX Titan AMP! Edition Do you think the regular NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan is too slow? Need a bit... Nvidia GeForce GTX 780: The Next Step in GeForce   The next step in the evolution of GeForce has arrived. Let’s meet the first... ASUS GTX 650 Ti Boost DCII ASUS has put outs its variation of the new GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost with... Read More »

ZOTAC GTX Titan AMP! Edition

Do you think the regular NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan is too slow? Need a bit more speed in that delicious expensive single-GPU package? Then Zotac has just the products for you. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX TITAN AMP! Edition is, according to Zotac at least, the fastest single GPU card and the fastest GTX Titan available right now. While we can’t vouch for that we can tell you that it is a GeForce GTX Titan that has been overclocked almost 10% right out of the box. What does that mean for performance? Well, read on to find out! No related posts. Read More »

Mushkin Unveils ProSpec SSD for Enterprise

Mushkin launches ProSpec series SSDs target toward enterprise market. The SSDs deliver random read and write performance of 80K and 42K IOPS and sustained transfer rate of 560 MB/s. Storage capacities ranges from 100GB to 400GB. The drive uses SandForce SF-2582 controller and enterprise MLC flash (eMLC) for higher durability and performance. It is compatible with SATA 6 Gbps and will feature 128-bit AES hardware encryption with TRIM support. The ProSpec SSD will equip with Mushkin’s Power Safe Technology to protect data against unexpected system power loss through the hardware and firmware of the drive.  Austin, TX — Jan 08, 2013 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) — Mushkin, Inc., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, today officially announced the worldwide launch of its new enterprise class ProSpec series solid-state drives (SSDs). “We have time after time demonstrated to PC enthusiasts how Mushkin’s solid-state drive solutions can dramatically improve ... Read More »

Plex going freemium – is it the end of the world?

I know I am not alone using Plex for media consumption. I would say it is by far my favorite Media Center Software, much because it handles all my media in the background (getting information about movies and TV-series episodes) and then allows me to access it on my iPad, Nexus 7, phone, desktop and so on. Add the support for “channels” where you find stuff like Hulu, Netflix (don’t ask me how well that works as I cannot use those here in Sweden) and it really is one piece of software I cannot be without.  No related posts. Read More »

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

The iPad has come a long way since it was introduced a few years ago. While most people probably still use it primarily for gaming and entertainment there is no question that it also slowly is starting to be used for more professional uses, many of which really benefit from a keyboard. Logitech is a company that has many keyboards for the various iPad versions and today we are testing one of their latest: the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover which is compatible with the iPad 2 and 3. No related posts. Read More »

Welcome to Bjorn3D 2012

People who have been visiting us for a long time know that try to update the site at least once a year just to keep things fresh. This year the update isn't so big in the design department but bigger behind the scenes as we have moved the site from our own built CMS to WordPress 3.0. No related posts. Read More »

AMD presents 2012 A-Series APU (Trinity)

AMD today unveiled the next generation APUs for notebooks: Trinity. With more performance, Eyefinity-support and more improvements it looks like the perfect companion for those new Ultrathin laptops. No related posts. Read More »

Why is Firefox so crap on my Mac?

Yesterday Firefox was updated to version 11. I was hoping that this new version would actually take care of its absolutely crappy behaviour on my Mac Book pro but guess what …. it doesn't. I installed it last night, had Firefox open with 2 tabs (yes, there was 2 small flash-banners on those but nothing fancy) and then went to sleep letting the computer go to sleep.  Today I woke up, closed the lid and went to work. As I opened up the lid and checked Firefox I realized it was very sluggish. Guess what? It now had consumed almost 2 GB of RAM + was running my CPU at 99%. Maybe it is the Flash-plugin that is buggy and has memory leaks but I've had similar experience also with pages without Flash so I think it is Firefox still leaking memory. No related posts. Read More »

Moving to WordPress

After building the site by myself for over 16 years now (man, has bit been that long …) I'm finally making the move over to WordPress. Once mainly a blogg-tool, WordPress has definitely matured and I would say today is a competent CMS-tool also. I've been working with the Builder iThemes framework and I got to say it is really nice from a designer and developer point of view. It is easy to "build" the layout of the site and they got a bunch of great plugins (I love Backupbuddy and Loopbudy) that really helps improve the site.   No related posts. Read More »

Compro IP70 Network camera

The Compro IP70 is a network camera that offers a lot of features including dual video streams, LED’s for night-vision and professional software for easier surveillance. No related posts. Read More »

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 AMP²! Edition

The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 580 AMP²! Edition is the flagship GTX580-card from Zotac and is not only pre-overclocked but also comes with 3 GB memory and a Zalman VF3000 cooler. No related posts. Read More »

Llano vs. Sandy Bridge: HTPC Performance

The AMD A3850 APU is a capable APU for the mainstream user. It has a lot of potential as part of an HTPC. We’ve compared it to an Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3-2100T/H67 combo to see who can make the best HTPC. No related posts. Read More »

GIGABYTE GTX 560 OC

With varieties of the GTX-5xx lineup appearing at an astonishing rate, we are glad to see the GIGABYTE GTX-560 OC in the lab and on the test bench. No related posts. Read More »

XFX WarPAD Gaming Surface

XFX brings a new mousepad to the gaming market. The WarPAD is designed to eliminate many common issues faced by gamers. Read on to find out more. No related posts. Read More »

NZXT Sentry Mesh

The Sentry Mesh is the latest controller from NZXT and has some nice features all wrapped up into a simple 5.25″ form factor. No related posts. Read More »

SAPPHIRE HD 6770 1GB REVIEW

The Sapphire HD 6770 is really an updated HD 5770 giving it HDMI 1.4a and stereoscopic 3D support. It remains good value for those seeking a cool, quiet, 3D capable card that can still hold its own in modern games. No related posts. Read More »

Cubitek Tattoo Pro Case

The Cubitek Tattoo Pro is a new case from Cubitek. It features a unique design and some new features but the quality could be a concern. No related posts. Read More »

Icy Dock MB974SP-B Internal HD Bay

The Icy Dock MB974SP-B Internal HD Bay is a unique and effective way to swap hard drives without actually opening the case. The unique tool less design makes it remarkably simple to use. No related posts. Read More »

MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II OC

The MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II pairs a unique cooling setup with military class components to offer gamers more bang for their buck. Find out how much this card can take! No related posts. Read More »

NZXT HALE90-750-M Power Supply

The NZXT-750-M is a solidly build power supply. It’s made from quality parts and does what it was designed for–providing a stable source of power at a reasonable price point. No related posts. Read More »

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