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Here todays reviews and articles:AMD Kaveri Mobile APU Preview - FX-7600P with Radeon R7 Graphics be quiet! Pure Wings 2 & Silent Wings 2 Case Fans Review Contract Free: Moto G And Republic Wireless Review Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid-I Kingston MobileLite G3 Memory Card Reader Review Plextor M5M 128GB mSATA SSD Review Quickly Secure Your Computer With EMET SteelSeries RIVAL Optical Gaming Mouse Xfce 4.10: Simple, Fast, Reliable XFX R9 280 Black OC Edition Graphics Card Review
AMD Kaveri Mobile APU Preview - FX-7600P with Radeon R7 Graphics
Earlier this year AMD launched their Kaveri APUs for desktops and now they are ready to release Kaveri APUs for mobile platforms. AMDâs Kaveri series of APUs feature enhanced Streamroller x86 cores and the latest in graphics cores thanks to the inclusion of Graphics Core Next (GCN) with Mantle and TrueAudio technology support. The transition from desktop to mobile didnât change much as the mobile variants of Kaveri share the same basic features and really just differ in clock speeds and voltages due to their lower mobile power envelopes.The flagship AMD Kaveri APU is called the FX-7600P and it will ship with 12 Compute Cores (4 Steamroller x86 CPU cores and 8 GCN GPU cores). Read full article @ Legit Reviewsbe quiet! Pure Wings 2 & Silent Wings 2 Case Fans Review
Airflow is essential in modern computers. We all know that without airflow, the heat generated inside your computer would soon cause thermal runaway leading to catastrophic component failure. Capacitors would begin to bubble inside their containers, eventually erupting vicious fluid and leaving unwanted voltage fluctuations within the motherboard circuitry. Peripherals would suffer damage from thermal runaway by receiving incorrect input from damaged motherboard components and those peripherals too would soon fail. Fortunately that needed airflow is simple enough to provide by installing case fans.Read full article @ NeoseekerContract Free: Moto G And Republic Wireless Review
The question is, what kind of fans? One example is a common computer case fan moves air with high speed with wide, noisy blades that generate turbulence and therefore more noise. Or how about a modern curved bladed fan that moves air but still uses speedy blades, again leading to turbulence and noise.
Instead, we can turn to a special design on the blade to reduce turbulence and spins at a slower speed for much less noise. Then add a couple of blades to the fan hub to allow for reducing the size of the blades and giving better airflow, while at the same time reducing turbulence and noise even more.
When we last checked in with Republic Wireless, we found that the service itself was as advertised (inexpensive and very good), but the asterisk was the handset--the Motorola Defy XT, a decidedly midrange smartphone that was the only handset you could use with the service. Worse, the price tag was a mite steep at $249.
Subsequently, however, Republic Wireless added two handsets to the lineup that changed the game with the Motorola Moto X and Moto G. Although neither are considered particularly high-end smartphones, we found the Moto X to be a well-made device with substantial performance capabilities. The question we’re asking today is whether or not the Moto G’s performance can equal or exceed its value, particularly within Republic Wireless’ service, because a bargain is only a bargain if you’re getting something good out of it...
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In the world of keyboards, there is a huge price range depending on what you are looking to get out of the keyboard and the overall quality. With mechanical keyboards, Cooler Master has done a great job of bridging the gap between lower end keyboards and the enthusiast grade keyboards. They have been able to provide options that are priced well, but still have most of the quality and features of the most expensive models. One of the glaring holes in their lineup though has been in the tenkeyless market. Their Quickfire Rapid lineup has been extremely popular, but they haven’t had a model with backlighting. They have finally introduced a model to fill that gap and today I have the chance to take a look at it and see how it performs. Considering the Quickfire Rapid has been in our LAN bag and on our test bench for years now, I have extremely high expectations for the Quickfire Rapid-I.Read full article @ LanOC ReviewsKingston MobileLite G3 Memory Card Reader Review
Since November of last year, I have been taking pictures with my dSLR, as I picked a Canon T3i during the most recent Black Friday. Hopefully you have seen the difference in the photos compared to my last camera, a small Canon PowerShot SD780 IS. Of course, I still have a lot to learn, and getting a better camera does not necessarily make you a better photographer, but it sure makes it more fun. After that, the next thing I purchased was a Canon 50mm f/1.8, or what is more commonly known as the “Nifty Fifty”, or the “Plastic Fantastic”. This cheap lens is highly regarded by many photographers, but comes with some sacrifices. For one, the plastic construction is mediocre at best, and does not feel as solid as even some kit lenses. It is also a fixed or prime lens, and so you do not get any zooming capabilities. Despite these letdowns, it still performs very well, and can be had for around $100 on a regular basis. The Canon 50mm f/1.8 is also very light, and provides some great bokeh, making it a very good choice for both beginner and intermediate photographers alike. Canon has shown with the Nifty Fifty that a great experience does not have to come from seemingly higher-end, higher-priced product. In fact, great products can be found at all price brackets. So when Kingston sent us the MobileLite G3, a plastic card reader that can be found as low as $10 USD at press time, I could not help but wonder if this was a plastic-fantastic kind of product, or just another generic card reader. Fortunately, we will be delving into the issue at hand, so read on to find out!Read full article @ APH NetworksPlextor M5M 128GB mSATA SSD Review
Who like to upgrade an Ultrabook or Tablet with a fast SSD or has installed a motherboard with an mSATA port, will be happy about this review.Read full article @ OcInsideQuickly Secure Your Computer With EMET
Because this time OCinside.de is testing the tiny Plextor M5M mSATA SSD board with 128 GB capacity, which is also available with 64 GB or 256 GB.
The Plextor PX-128M5M SSD is based on the Marvell 88SS9187 controller and achieved in practice tests with the latest firmware 1.04 great results, which are compared in this review with dozens of SSDs and HDDs.
Only one cash prize went unclaimed at Pwn2Own 2014. All major browsers were hacked, but hackers were unable to claim the $150,000 grand prize for hacking IE 11 secured with EMET. Secure your own PC with EMET today.Read full article @ HowtogeekSteelSeries RIVAL Optical Gaming Mouse
Microsoft is targeting EMET more at system administrators, but any Windows user can use EMET to quickly enable some additional security features without any special knowledge. This tool can even help secure outdated Windows XP systems.
If you happen to be a space sim fan like myself you should be well aware that just a couple of weeks ago David Braben announced the launch of the Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta open only to backers and just yesterday Chris Roberts announced the pre-alpha availability of Squadron 42 (Arena Commander V0.8) again for backers of the game. Thanks to both Chris Roberts and David Braben these two space sim titles alone may be more than enough to cause a serious ripple effect in the gaming industry not only because both are solely funded via crowd funding and thus many more will most likely follow in the near future but also because fans of both legends will be willing to spend quite a bit in order to play these games at maximum graphics (trust me when i say they are more than just worth the investment). Of course joysticks, gaming keyboards and mice will be the primary peripherals people will look to get and so today we are taking a look at one such peripheral the latest RIVAL Optical Gaming Mouse by SteelSeries. Read full article @ NikKTechXfce 4.10: Simple, Fast, Reliable
From day one, SteelSeries has been focused on making professional gaming gear that provide meaningful benefits to gamers of all skill-level, with the most demanding being those gamers whose lively hood depends on the performance of our products. We believe, as most gamers do, in winning, not trying! What originally began as a small two-person operation in Copenhagen back in 2001 has become a global leader in professional gaming products. SteelSeries recognized the need for superior, high-quality professional gaming gear that would give players a competitive edge. Fast-forward to today, and we've come a long way since our first glass mousepad. We have global offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, providing an integrated portfolio of products designed specifically for gaming. Fueling our growth is you, the gamer!
The SteelSeries RIVAL is actually the 3rd gaming mouse we've received to date that uses the very fast and accurate Avago ADNS-3310 IR-LED optical sensor that features zero hardware mouse acceleration for a more consistent performance. What's somewhat strange is that unlike the other two products we've reviewed in the past that use the same sensor SteelSeries seeks to be using a "slower" version that goes up to 6500 CPI and 200 IPS with a force of 50 Gs (as opposed to the 7000 CPI/215 IPS of the other models). Of course that rather tiny gap between speeds doesn't make a difference really and I’m certain that SteelSeries has a good reason for doing so but regardless we do need to point that out. The 2nd most important feature of the RIVAL is the switches SteelSeries used for the primary buttons since they are custom made by them and have a lifespan of up to 30 million clicks meaning 10m more compared to the popular switches by OMRON used in many other mid/high-end gaming mice. SteelSeries didn't really "pitch" the RIVAL as their top of the line gaming mouse but since its specifications say otherwise let’s see of what it's capable of.
Over the past several years, mobile devices have greatly influenced user interfaces. That's great for handheld users but leaves those of us who rely on laptops and desktops in the lurch. Windows 8, Ubuntu Unity, and GNOME have all radically changed in ways that leave personal computer users scratching their heads.Read full article @ OSNewsXFX R9 280 Black OC Edition Graphics Card Review
One user interface completely avoided this controversy: Xfce. This review takes a quick look at Xfce today. Who is this product for? Who should pass it by? Read more on this exclusive OSNews article...
Today we take a look at the XFX Radeon R9 280 Black Edition OC, a custom design factory overclocked version of the R9 280.Read full article @ HardwareHeaven.com