Top 5 Personal Cloud Storage Services and more
Posted on: 03/30/2013 11:58 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Top 5 Personal Cloud Storage Services, Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler, ICY DOCK ICYRaid Dual-Bay USB 3 Enclosure MB662U3-2S Review, Install HandBrake in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, and Capsule Review: Logitech's G100s, G500s, and G700s Gaming Mice
Top 5 Personal Cloud Storage Services @ ThinkComputers.org
What is the Cloud? “The Cloud” is the power word of the modern age. It refers to that magical place on the Internet where you can store all your documents and access them from anywhere. It’s not magical at all, of course, just a simple matter of a good file hosting service, and there are plenty of them to choose from. Here is a look at the top 5 best personal cloud storage services to help you decide which cloud service is right for you.
Read more: Top 5 Personal Cloud Storage Services @ ThinkComputers.orgROCCAT Isku FX Illuminated Gaming Keyboard Review @ NikKTech
Although most recent games have been huge disappointments there is light at the end of the tunnel and so after the latest Tomb Raider, Warframe, Planetside 2, Crysis 3 and the expansion packs for The Elder Scrolls IV Skyrim (Dragonborn) and StarCraft 2 (Heart Of The Swarm) both EA and DICE have also joined the fun by releasing the quite impressive trailer of the upcoming Battlefield 4 FPS. On top of these latest and soon to be released game titles add the fact that the summer is not far away and the result is no other than consumers heading out to purchase both hardware parts to make their computers capable of supporting these games and of course gaming peripherals to help them have the best possible experience when playing. Now a keyboard may not be as important as the mouse when playing fast passed games (i think we can all agree to that) but that doesn't mean that a good keyboard can't help you win your battles. Today on our test bench we have the latest Isku FX illuminated gaming keyboard by ROCCAT which judging by its name and design it's an improved version of the original Isku.
Read more: ROCCAT Isku FX Illuminated Gaming Keyboard Review @ NikKTechNoctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler @ Modders-Inc
The NH-L9i is a first-rate quality quiet CPU cooler for Intel LGA115x based HTPCs and Small Form Factor systems. The NH-L9i is ideal for extremely slim cases and due to its 95x95mm footprint, it provides full compatibility with tall RAM modules and VGA cards on mini-ITX mainboards. The NH-L9i fuses everything users have come to expect from Noctua’s larger coolers into a super-compact package for slim HTPC systems.
Read more: Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler @ Modders-IncGenius Gila GX Series Gaming Mouse Review @ Legit Reviews
It was only a few months that I first learned of Genius and their products and so I took a look at their history upon getting a chance to review one of their mice. Founded in Taiwan of 1983, Genius has been manufacturing computer peripherals mostly as an OEM. Despite Genius’s obscurity in North America, their manufacturing experience has made a splash in an increasingly crowded sea of gaming mice. This past January, the Gila was named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree.
Read more: Genius Gila GX Series Gaming Mouse Review @ Legit ReviewsICY DOCK ICYRaid Dual-Bay USB 3 Enclosure MB662U3-2S Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
We have the ICYRaid MB662U3-2S on our desk today and will be looking at its design, features and performance to see what ICY DOCK can do with a high end enclosure.
Read more: ICY DOCK ICYRaid Dual-Bay USB 3 Enclosure MB662U3-2S Review @ HardwareHeaven.comFrame Rating: GeForce GTX Titan, GeForce GTX 690, Radeon HD 7990 (HD 7970 CrossFire) @ PC Perspective
Welcome to the second in our intial series of articles focusing on Frame Rating, our new graphics and GPU performance technology that drastically changes how the community looks at single and multi-GPU performance. In the article we are going to be focusing on a different set of graphics cards, the highest performing single card options on the market including the GeForce GTX 690 4GB dual-GK104 card, the GeForce GTX Titan 6GB GK110-based monster as well as the Radeon HD 7990, though in an emulated form. The HD 7990 was only recently officially announced by AMD at this years Game Developers Conference but the specifications of that hardware are going to closely match what we have here on the testbed today - a pair of retail Radeon HD 7970s in CrossFire.
Read more: Frame Rating: GeForce GTX Titan, GeForce GTX 690, Radeon HD 7990 (HD 7970 CrossFire) @ PC PerspectiveASUS GTX 650 Ti Boost Direct CU II OC 2 GB @ techPowerUp
ASUS has equipped their GTX 650 Ti Boost with a silent Direct CU II cooler and a small GPU overclock out of the box. They also changed the voltage regulation circuity which results in a 5% efficiency improvement. Pricing is up by a reasonable $10, resulting in a price of $179.
Read more: ASUS GTX 650 Ti Boost Direct CU II OC 2 GB @ techPowerUpCorsair Neutron 240 GB vs. OCZ Agility 4 256 GB SSD Review @ Hardware Secrets
Solid state drives have come down significantly in price over the last few years, so it's now cheaper than ever to upgrade your PC. While 128 GiB units offer the best compromise between price and capacity in most cases, some users may opt for a 256 GiB model instead if extra storage space is required. Today we are going to look at two of the latest 256 GiB models; the Corsair Neutron and the OCZ Agility 4.
Read more: Corsair Neutron 240 GB vs. OCZ Agility 4 256 GB SSD Review @ Hardware SecretsInstall HandBrake in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring @ Ubuntu Guide
HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.
Handbrake can process most common multimeida files and any DVD or Bluray sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection. It supports converting to iPod, iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, and Android devices.
Read more: Install HandBrake in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring @ Ubuntu GuideCapsule Review: Logitech's G100s, G500s, and G700s Gaming Mice @ Anandtech
The dirty secret of gaming peripherals is that if they're good quality products in general, they're often going to be head and shoulders above hardware marketed toward the regular consumer. For whatever reason, high rent keyboards and mice just aren't marketed to consumers who'll often settle on an inexpensive wireless mouse and keyboard combination. This was strangely evident in Logitech's pre-G-branding era, and while the G branding is ultimately a good thing, some users are liable to miss out on some fantastic quality kit.
Read more: Capsule Review: Logitech's G100s, G500s, and G700s Gaming Mice @ AnandtechTt eSPORTS Chao Dracco Headphones @ Bjorn3D
Tt eSPORTS Chao is about culture, and technology advances this culture to create massive individuality. Its about fashion. Whether its hippies, punk, gothic, or hip-hop, you are Chao. - Tt eSPORTS. This is a great aggressive catch line from a relativity new company. Lets find out if they hold up to it.
Read more: Tt eSPORTS Chao Dracco Headphones @ Bjorn3DHow To Install The Gallium3D Drivers On Ubuntu 12.10 @ n00bs on Ubuntu
Gallium3D is a free software library for 3D graphics device drivers. It has been developed by VMware since they acquired Tungsten Graphics (the original authors) in 2008. The Gallium3D library operates as a layer between the graphics API and the operating system with the primary goal of making driver development easier, bundling otherwise duplicated code of several different drivers at a single point, and to support modern hardware architectures. This is done by providing a better division of labor, for example, leaving memory management to the kernel DRI driver.
Read more: How To Install The Gallium3D Drivers On Ubuntu 12.10 @ n00bs on UbuntuMatrox DS1 Thunderbolt dock Review @ Techradar
Thunderbolt is exciting for its bandwidth and the versatility of how it carries data. The latter allows a port to morph into another kind, as with Apple's FireWire and Ethernet adaptors. That same flexibility allows the Matrox DS1 to add a variety of extra ports in one box.
Read more: Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt dock Review @ Techradar