6 Advanced Tips for Securing the Applications on Your PC With EMET and more
Posted on: 06/18/2014 10:01 AM

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:

6 Advanced Tips for Securing the Applications on Your PC With EMET
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 STRIX OC Edition Review
ASUS Z97-DELUXE (NFC & WLC) Review
Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard Review
Bluetooth Speaker for Apple audio enthusiasts review
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850 W
GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force Review
Intel Core i7-4790K Devil’s Canyon Processor Review
June 2014 mobile staff picks
Metro 2033 4-Years Later Review
MSI B85M Gaming Motherboard Review
Proposed Senate Bill Would Block Internet Fast Lanes, Mandate Net Neutrality
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Review
Samsung NX Mini Review
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II Memory Card Review

6 Advanced Tips for Securing the Applications on Your PC With EMET
The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit is Microsofts best-kept security secret. Its easy to install EMET and quickly secure many popular applications, but theres a lot more you can do with EMET.

If an application does something your EMET rules disallow, EMET will shut down the application — that’s the default setting, anyway. EMET closes applications that behave in a potentially unsafe way so no exploits can occur. Windows doesn’t do this for all applications by default because it would break compatibility with many of the old Windows applications in use today.

If an application breaks, the application will immediately shut down and you’ll see a pop-up from the EMET icon in your system tray. It will also be written to the Windows event log — these options can be customized from the Reporting box on the ribbon at the top of the EMET window.


Read full article @ Howtogeek

ASUS GeForce GTX 780 STRIX OC Edition Review
After DirectCU and Matrix series ASUS has a new GeForce GTX 780 card in its portfolio which even features a new revision of their DirectCU II cooler with 0dB Fan technology named STRIX, there is also a non-reference PCB which features a ten phase power design with super alloy components. Everything put together sounds like a higly compelling offer.


Read full article @ ocaholic

ASUS Z97-DELUXE (NFC & WLC) Review
Merriam-Webster defines Deluxe as "of better quality and usually more expensive than the usual ones of its kind; notably luxurious or elegant". Ever since its release many generations ago the ASUS Deluxe name has become synonymous with those terms but conveniently left out the “expensive” part. For example their last generation Intel Z87 Deluxe set a high water mark in both hardware and software, one which all other Z87 motherboards were judged against.

With the recent release of Intel Z97’s chipset it comes as no surprise to see ASUS has once again risen to the call and revisited the Deluxe brand one more time with the Z97-Deluxe. This is a board purely focused on outperforming MSI's and Gigabyte's high end mainstream models while offering a better overall value quotient.

To bring their storied mark up to Z97 expectations ASUS has taken everything that made their previous Deluxe models so iconoclastic and upped the ante in nearly every way imaginable. These improvements take many forms but overall the Z97 Deluxe (NFC & WLC)'s specifications make it one of the most feature-right and distinctive motherboards ASUS have ever produced. However, unlike some manufactures who seem obsessed with change for change's sake, it doesn't break from previous design philosophies but rather looks towards simple refinements and some noteworthy updates.


Read full article @ Hardware Canucks

Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard Review
Time has come again, and Intel has released a new chipset for the LGA 1150 socket. The new Z97 chipset from Intel is pretty similar to that of the Z87 chipset that Intel released a little over a year ago. The only change that Intel has made over the Z87 is the addition of the M.2 SSD support. This doesn’t mean that every board that runs on the Z97 chipset will have the new port, however the Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE that we’ve got up for review right now, does feature M.2 support. The Hi-FI Z97WE is definitely aimed to appeal to those who are on a tight budget, as it’s available for under $150 http://technologyx.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3d9b6193ffd32dd60e84fc74b&id=002ea30597&e=1230c2ab07 Amazon and comes with a 3 year warranty.


Read full article @ TechnologyX

Bluetooth Speaker for Apple audio enthusiasts review
Stelle begin their marketing of today’s review product with “designed to bridge the gap between home décor and technology”. In the vast majority of cases that’s quite some gap and of course, one person’s décor is another person’s mess. So, the Audio Pillar is Stelle’s attempt to bring a high style (and quality) Bluetooth speaker into our lives. Let’s take a look at it…


Read full article @ HardwareHeaven.com

EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850 W
We already tested its smaller brother, and it performed incredibly well, so it is nigh time for the SuperNOVA G2-850 to be put to the test, to show what EVGA has in store for this very hot market segment. Like all other G2 units, this one is based on Super Flower's Leadex platform, offers Gold efficiency, and comes with a fully modular cabling design.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force Review
Overclocking motherboards are here to stay. The $200 overclocking motherboard market seems to be growing, even when overclocking is limited to specific processor SKUs.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Intel Core i7-4790K Devil’s Canyon Processor Review
When Intel announced their Haswell refresh some of us questioned where the “K-Series” unlocked processors were. We soon found out that Intel was working on two special processors made for enthusiasts codenamed “Devil’s Canyon”. These “Devil’s Canyon” processors would make up the K-Series of the Haswell refresh, but also have features that the other processors do not. Intel has addressed many issues that we saw on Ivy Bridge and Haswell processors in the past. Today we will be taking a look at the flagship Core i7-4790K quad-core processor. This is Intel’s first consumer processor to be clocked at 4.0 GHz and it actually boosts all the way up to 4.4 GHz! Let’s take a look…


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

June 2014 mobile staff picks
Earlier this year, we revised the structure of the TR System Guide to focus exclusively on PC components. Our aim was to cover peripherals and mobile gear in separate articles. We posted our first standalone peripheral picks in April, and today, we're completing the set with our first standalone mobile staff picks.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Metro 2033 4-Years Later Review
Its biggest problem is its performance on modern hardware. As it is now, one would expect near perfect performance on a computer with current hardware, but alas this is not the case. This does not make it unplayable except by a stretch, but it cannot be ignored and does affect the experience. If you can forgive that, which honestly should not be too difficult to do, then there almost no reason to not play this game. Gamers looking for a good survival FPS with a good story should definitely invest their time into this. With the Redux version, I only expect it to be better.


Read full article @ OCC

MSI B85M Gaming Motherboard Review
For those of limited budget, the MSI B85M Gaming motherboard paired with a Haswell i3 or even an Intel Pentium G3220 saves a lot of money which is better spent on getting a powerful discrete graphics card and an SSD.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Proposed Senate Bill Would Block Internet Fast Lanes, Mandate Net Neutrality
Ever since Tom Wheeler unveiled a plan last month that would allow Internet Service Providers to charge for paid content prioritization, accusations have flown thick and fast that the proposed rules would effectively kill net neutrality. On the side of "Scrap Wheeler's net neutrality plan" you have more than 100 corporations including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter. On the side of "Allowed paid prioritization" you have... well, the ISPs who see it as a marvelous way to increase profits without improving the quality of their product. Now, a pair of Democrats — Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) and Doris Matsui (D-Cali) have introduced a bill to the House and Senate that would require the FCC to enforce net neutrality.

The bill, the charmingly named "Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act," would require the FCC to prohibit fast lane access agreements between ISPs and companies like Netflix or their own traffic. All streams would be equal.


Read full article @ HotHardware

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Review
We know that the smartphone has eaten the compact camera's lunch, but Samsung thinks it still has one or two tricks up its capacious sleeves before the plates and cutlery are finally cleared away.The South Korean company - never shy to try any combination of size, specs and features in its line-up of devices - has followed up last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom with the Galaxy K Zoom, once again attempting to bring consumers camera-quality optics in a mobile-sized frame.The intention behind this second phone-camera hybrid (as opposed to the camera-phone hybrid - keep up at the back) is to provide the best of both worlds, but in practice there are compromises on all sides. The camera technology here isn't terribly advanced, and the phone gets lower specs, extra depth and more weight as a result of including it. Phone-wise, we're looking somewhere between the aforementioned Galaxy S4 Zoom and the latest Galaxy S5 flagship in terms of specifications. Like its direct predecessor, the K Zoom features 8GB of internal storage which you can expand via a microSD card but everything else has been given a bump.The 720 x 1280 pixel Super AMOLED screen may not match the latest and greatest phones on the market, but it's a welcome upgrade from the S4 Zoom.


Read full article @ Techradar

Samsung NX Mini Review
The Samsung NX Mini is a compact, Wi-Fi-connected mirrorless camera that runs circles around smartphones, but manual control is a bit of a chore.


Read full article @ TechReviewSource.com

SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II Memory Card Review
When it comes to SD card performance, we typically expect to see speeds typical of the industry standard of 90 MB/s. You can imagine the look on our faces when we receive a SD card that advertises read speeds of up to 280 MB/s. Ok, so maybe our jaws were touching the floor. That is exactly what happened when the SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-II Card showed up at our front door.


Read full article @ The SSD Review




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