This Windows XP Theme Will Help Switchers Adapt to Linux and more
Posted on: 04/07/2014 10:56 AM
Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:Bitfenix Flo Review Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 16GB 1600MHz C10 Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit Review LUXA2 P-MEGA 41600mAh World’s Largest Power Station Review MSI Z87M-GAMING Motherboard Review MyDigitalSSD Pocket Vault SSD Review Patriot Stellar 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review Raiden X review: An unpolished (but free) shoot em up for Windows Phone and Windows 8 This Windows XP Theme Will Help Switchers Adapt to Linux
Bitfenix Flo Review
BitFenix, became famous with their little Prodigy case and now they also join the market for peripherals. More specifically they've released a new headset, called Flo. BitFenix presents a "simple" wired stereo headset and we're rather curious to find out how it feels and what it sounds like. Read full article @ ocaholicCorsair Vengeance Low Profile 16GB 1600MHz C10 Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit Review
Thanks to the extra clearance the Vengeance LP memory kits offer, we are able to mount even bigger CPU heatsinks or accommodate them inside cases with cramped space. The modules have different colors depending on their technical specifications and as far as we have seen the stock speed can be raised a bit more in order to benefit from more bandwidth.Read full article @ MadshrimpsLUXA2 P-MEGA 41600mAh World’s Largest Power Station Review
Power stations and rechargeable battery packs are becoming necessity in this day and age, especially for those on the go such as myself. I’m an avid iPhone user and I maximise the full potential of my device in terms of using it as a phone, diary, email client, web browser, social media hub and much more. With this great amount of power in the palm of your hand, comes a great power loss in terms of battery life. While iPhones are notorious for their battery life, it’s Android and Windows devices too, and it’s happening on a larger scale as well.Read full article @ eTeknixMSI Z87M-GAMING Motherboard Review
The iPad is renowned for having amazing battery life, whereas other tablets aren’t as fortunate, and suffer with much poorer battery life, and while you’re on the go, it always seems to be that point when you desperately need to use your device, to find it’s about to get cut short. You can try the obvious of turning the brightness down, disabling Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, location services and such, but sooner than later; it’s going to die. When you are faced with this situation, you can buy a mobile battery charger, which range from the cheap Chinese knockoffs to the plethora of more expensive certified units on the market.
We’ve looked at them from a variety of brands in the past, and generally you’ll find everyone is making them including ADATA, Coolermaster Mobile, Patriot and more, but these generally hover around the 5000mAh mark. Of course there are smaller capacities, which demand a smaller footprint, making it perfect for handbags and pockets. Others can warrant a 9000mAh capacity but of course, with this, comes a larger, bulkier device. The question is; what if you want something for you and your friends?
MSI is pushing hard with their Intel Z87 lineup; the gaming series motherboards are getting the same love from the gaming community as the alike named graphics solutions. Combining stunning looks with durability and great performance retailing at a very competitive price; it really feels times are changing and a certain A brand seems to slowly loose it grips on the market. The MSI Z87M Gaming motherboard is a full blown Z87 chipset based mATX motherboard with hardly any compromises made to the design. Nevertheless MSI manages to undercut the prices of the main competitors gaming oriented board offerings.Read full article @ MadshrimpsMyDigitalSSD Pocket Vault SSD Review
Size is everything in the world of SSDs and first hand proof of this can be seen in any number of ultrabooks, including the Apple MBA. True ultrabook size can only be accomplished through mSATA or M.2 SSDs. Much is the same with external storage where we have seen size reduced significantly, while performance has jumped exponentially with the introduction of UASP and SuperSpeed. Not so long ago, we looked at the MyDigitalSSD OTG External USB 3.0 SSD that was 256GB in size and displayed performance of 449MB/s. This external solution used a mSATA SSD to accomplish its performance with SuperSpeed.Read full article @ The SSD ReviewPatriot Stellar 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
When you buy a new device nowadays like a laptop, tablet, or even a smartphone, there are quite a number down the specifications list to keep in mind, such as the processor speed, amount of RAM, and its weight. Of course, none can overlook the capacity of the system -- this is especially true for smaller devices. Multimedia hungry users of the twenty first century want to cram more and more into them, while hoping we will still have enough space to fling some foul fowl at pigs, rearrange numbers into powers of two, or control a sporadic flying bird through pipes. When people cannot get this space, we look at alternatives like expandable storage through microSD cards. Even with phones being able to store as much as 64GB internally, people want more room for pictures, videos, and music. When the Nexus 5 was launched in 2013, it was criticized for having a lack of expandable storage. It was one of the best price-to-performance phones on the market at the time, yet because of the lack of a Micro USB slot, some people chose other options. As you can see, having extra storage seems to be important to people, whether they actually use it or not. So for those that need more room in their devices and do not have any expandable storage slots, Patriot seems to have a solution to this dilemma right now, and it is called the Patriot Stellar 64GB. While it may not be a permanent solution, it is a USB flash drive made to work with both your PC and with Android tablets and phone via a Micro USB connection on the other end. Will this finally put these storage thirsty users to rest, or will they continue to cry for more? This and other questions will be answered in today’s review!Read full article @ APH NetworksRaiden X review: An unpolished (but free) shoot em up for Windows Phone and Windows 8
Last week we reviewed Spirit of Hero, a Windows Phone-exclusive MMORPG from Vietnamese developer TeaMobi. Although a large and potentially fun game, Spirit of Hero suffers from a poor English translation and several technical issues. I must be on a janky Asian games kick, because today I’m back to review Raiden X for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 and RT. This one comes from a Chinese publisher called Kim Labs and indie developer HeartTour. Although Raiden X bears the name of the famous Raiden shoot-em-up series, it’s not an official Raiden title. The developer borrowed the name and a few assets and made their own Raiden game without permission of Raiden owner Seibu Kaihatsu. Yet unlicensed fan games like this are actually part of a longstanding tradition in Japan and Asia. They’re called doujin games, and exist in something of a gray market in their native countries. Some doujin games are great, while others are totally amateur hour – like Raiden X. Read full article @ WPCentralThis Windows XP Theme Will Help Switchers Adapt to Linux
Upgrading from Windows XP to Lubuntu? This XP-style theme should make the switch easier, resembling Microsoft's aged OS in almost every area. While the vast majority of those will be upgrading to newer versions of Windows on shiny new PCs, or finding themselves lured in by $99 Chromebook offers, a number will be forgoing the expense and keeping their existing computer running — but powering it up with Linux.Read full article @ OMG! Ubuntu!
As we wrote about recently, our top tip for people looking to switch to Linux is Lubuntu. Being both light enough to run on the sort of older hardware that Windows XP would’ve shipped on and using a desktop layout similar to that used on Windows, it makes an ideal compromise between the old and the new.