AMD faces customer and shareholder Spectre lawsuits and more
Posted on: 02/24/2018 11:14 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

1TB WD Blue 3D SSD (WDS100T2B0A) Review
All Walls Must Fall PC review: A time-travel adventure set to techno tunes
AMD faces customer and shareholder Spectre lawsuits
Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone - With Android
Axiom TS Mini PC with Raven Ridge
Batteroo Boost Battery Life Extender Review
Cooler Master MasterMouse MM520 Review
Crucial MX500 500GB SSD Review @ Kitguru
Intel Core i3-8350K and Core i3-8100 (14nm, Coffee Lake) Review
IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station Review
Kingdom Come: Deliverance: Our Final Review
MyDigitalSSD SBX NVMe SSD Review
Netgear Nighthawk X6S Tri-Band Mesh Extender Review: A Simple Fix for Wi-Fi Woes
NVIDIA to launch new GeForce GTX series during GTC 2018
Origin EON17-X review: This monster gaming laptop challenges high-end desktop PCs
Payday 2 for Nintendo Switch Review
Performance Analysis: World of Tanks enCore, Tested on 10 GPUs
Radeon Linux OpenGL Driver Continues Giving Its Best Against Windows 10
Seasonic PRIME Ultra Titanium 850W Power Supply Review
The Quest to Make a Better Video Game Controller
The Tech Report's February 2018 mobile staff picks
Thinksound USP1 Monitor Series In-Ear Headphones Review
TrackNet Tabs review: Security and location tracking in one very capable system

1TB WD Blue 3D SSD (WDS100T2B0A) Review
The 1TB WD Blue 3D SSD is the first Western Digital solid state drive to feature their 64-layer 3D NAND technology that delivers higher storage capacities, performance and endurance, with lower power consumption. Let’s see if the 1TB WD Blue 3D SSD delivers on that promise!


Read full article @ Tech ARP

All Walls Must Fall PC review: A time-travel adventure set to techno tunes
There's quite literally no time to react in All Walls Must Fall, as you race to halt a nuclear launch.

All Walls Must Fall is a techno-tactics game that allows you to hop into the boots of secret agents who can travel through time. Throw in some seriously good music, excellent visuals, and unique mechanics, and you've got quite the strategy gem coming out of Steam Early Access on PC.


Read full article @ Windows Central

AMD faces customer and shareholder Spectre lawsuits
There are now two class-action suits from shareholders and three on behalf of customers. At the beginning of this week we reported upon how Intel is going to be busy in the courts. A total of 32 lawsuits were said to have been filed against Intel; thirty class-action suits by customers, and two by shareholders. Now AMD is reportedly facing a similar, though lesser, plight as it is also accused of inadequate / untimely responses to the discovery of Spectre vulnerabilities.


Read full article @ Hexus

Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone - With Android
The day the music died. Here's a review of BQ Aquaris E4.5 smartphone, converted from Ubuntu to Android Lollipop using SP Flash Tool and official firmware, including upgrade procedure, setup, general use, look & feel, applications, updates, security, performance, responsiveness, some errors, other observations, and more. Take a look.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo

Axiom TS Mini PC with Raven Ridge
AMD has finally brought Zen CPUs and Vega graphics together on the AM4 socket in the form of new Raven Ridge APUs. One of the first systems you’ll be able to buy with the new architecture is the Axiom TS Mini PC from Computer Upgrade King. It promises to be the best entry-level gaming PC out there with a starting price …


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Batteroo Boost Battery Life Extender Review
Last year I went to a trade show and spoke with the inventor of Batteroo. The presentation almost sounded too good to be true, citing claims that a recent study showed that most discarded batteries had up to 80% of the original energy still stored inside. Of course their device can solve this problem by maximizing the use of all of your alkaline batteries. Currently the product is for sale through Indiegogo and directly from their website, where a 4-pack of AA Batteroo sleeves is $10 plus shipping.


Read full article @ Bigbruin.com

Cooler Master MasterMouse MM520 Review
Cooler Master's MM520 mouse uses great materials, a top optical sensor, and features highly customizable RGB lighting. While the shape might not be for everyone, it could be your top weapon of choice for all different kinds of game genres.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Crucial MX500 500GB SSD Review @ Kitguru
The latest SSD range to enter the market from Crucial is the MX500. Aimed at the mainstream market segment, the MX500 is a replacement for the MX300 family using Micron’s latest 2nd generation 64-layer 3D TLC NAND instead of the 32-layer used in the MX300 series.


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Intel Core i3-8350K and Core i3-8100 (14nm, Coffee Lake) Review
Core or Ryzen? We take a closer look. The last year has been particularly interesting on the CPU front. AMD came out swinging with its array of Ryzen chips from March 2017 onwards, Intel then upped its consumer game, for the first time in a while, in October 2017 when the 8th Gen Core family received a core-count boost. Most recently, AMD finally added an IGP to Ryzen in February 2018. Lots of change.

Such significant movements have shifted the performance landscape for all mainstream chips, and it's especially instructive to see the new value proposition at the mainstream end of the market characterised by CPUs costing £150 or less. Fighting in this space is the Core i3 range from Intel and the Ryzen 3 and 5 processors from AMD. Handily, they all have integrated graphics, too, enabling a fair comparison.

The first question that requires answering is where do the latest Core i3 chips fit into the Intel ecosystem. As usual, the spec table reveals all.


Read full article @ Hexus

IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station Review
The IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station with Power Delivery Pass-Thru is intended for USB 3.1 generation 1 Type-C gear like the MacBook. Given the Thunderbolt 3 spec, it can also be used on the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro, and the 2017 iMac line.

We tested it on a 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro, a 2016 MacBook, and briefly, a 2017 20-inch 4K iMac.


Read full article @ Apple Insider

Kingdom Come: Deliverance: Our Final Review
Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been out for two weeks. Last week, we gave you our first impressions. Today, we're back with our final review. What did we think after nearly a dozen more hours? Read on to find out.


Read full article @ MMORPG

MyDigitalSSD SBX NVMe SSD Review
MyDigitalSSD is the first out of the gate with a retail Phison E80-powered SSD. The SBX is the entry-level successor to the popular BPX and brings more performance to the table.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Netgear Nighthawk X6S Tri-Band Mesh Extender Review: A Simple Fix for Wi-Fi Woes
Netgear’s Nighthawk X6S Tri-band WiFi Range Extender (EX8000) seeks to solve your wireless networking woes by taking the FastLane3 technology that we praised in the Orbi AC3000 and implementing it in a standalone range extender that works seamlessly with any router – even the combo cable modem router that your ISP may have forced you to lease...


Read full article @ HotHardware

NVIDIA to launch new GeForce GTX series during GTC 2018
I've just gotten off the phone with a well-placed source in the industry who has told me that NVIDIA will indeed be launching a new GeForce GTX series at GTC 2018.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Origin EON17-X review: This monster gaming laptop challenges high-end desktop PCs
Spoiler alert: We’ve never tested a gaming laptop as all-around powerful as the Origin PC EON17-X.This big, badass notebook pushes the pedal to the metal with the most potent hardware available, and then Origin PC cranks things to 11 by overclocking both the full-fat GeForce GTX 1080 and the Core i7-8700K processor. Yes, this laptop rocks a desktop processor, and not just any desktop processor—it’s the fastest one currently available. With 6 cores and 12 threads, the EON17-X demolishes CPU benchmarks.


Read full article @ PC World

Payday 2 for Nintendo Switch Review
Being a bank robber sounds so exciting. Wandering into the location armed to the teeth like Neo in that one scene from The Matrix – you know the one. It’s a simple power fantasy, one that I don’t think I’ll be undertaking anytime soon, but in Payday 2 it can be loads of fun to live that fantasy out, finally – there’s even a John Wick costume to get yourself a bit closer to Neo. But while it should be a ripe place to live out dreams of becoming an efficient bank robber, it doesn’t really pan out that way.

In case you didn’t know, Payday 2 is a game where you can undertake a variety of heists with friends and people online. You’ll be raiding banks, planes, shopping malls, stopping vans filled with precious cash, you name it. And levels are surprisingly comprehensive. A plane level begins with you unloading the precious cargo, following after it with parachutes, lighting flares for a chopper, loading three different cash pallets, and then escaping through the sewer on a boat, shooting cops as you make your escape.


Read full article @ Wccftech

Performance Analysis: World of Tanks enCore, Tested on 10 GPUs
Wargaming.net plans to upgrade World of Tanks with its enCore engine in the near future. We explored the graphics-quality improvements and performance implications of this new engine technology.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Radeon Linux OpenGL Driver Continues Giving Its Best Against Windows 10
With having around a Windows 10 installation this week for the latest Windows 10 WSL vs. Linux benchmarking, I also carried out some fresh benchmarks of the Radeon gaming performance between Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux using the very latest drivers on each platform. This time around a Radeon RX 580 and RX Vega 64 were used for this benchmarking.


Read full article @ Phoronix

Seasonic PRIME Ultra Titanium 850W Power Supply Review
The Seasonic PRIME Ultra Titanium 850W, like the PRIME Titanium 850W, continues to be no doubt one of the best, if not the best, power supply in the market today with untouchable performance.


Read full article @ APH Networks

The Quest to Make a Better Video Game Controller
Next time you play a video game, look down at the controller in your hand. Is it comfortable? Does it work well with the game you're playing? Are your fingers all being used efficiently? If you could change one thing, what would it be?


Read full article @ TechSpot

The Tech Report's February 2018 mobile staff picks
Welcome to the FEBRUARY 2018 edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, where we recommend our favorite tablets, convertible PCs, laptops, and phones.It's been a while since our summer mobile staff picks. Where in the previous edition we were hunting down laptops and convertibles with Intel Kaby Lake (seventh-generation) processors inside, all the talk has turned towards Intel's recently-released eighth-generation mobile CPUs, codenamed Kaby Lake Refresh (KBL-R) .


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Thinksound USP1 Monitor Series In-Ear Headphones Review
The USP1 Monitor Series In-Ear Headphones by thinksound are not only their very first to feature metal alloy housings but they also offer superb audio reproduction thanks to their brand new fine-tuned 8mm dynamic drivers.


Read full article @ NikKTech

TrackNet Tabs review: Security and location tracking in one very capable system
A slick mobile app powers both a solid security offering and an impressive locator system.


Read full article @ TechHive




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