Windows 10 Complete Privacy Guide and more
Posted on: 10/04/2015 08:15 AM

Here a roundup of the latest reviews and articles:

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 10 First Look
Case Mod Friday: Alaskan Arctic
Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Review
DBPOWER BA-800 Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver Review
E-Blue Mazer K727 Mechanical Keyboard Review
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-GAMING G1 (Intel LGA-1151)
How to - Install an EK Predator 240 watercooling a High-End VGA in your case
Huawei P8 Review
Icy Dock MB998SP-B ToughArmor Review
Kingston HyperX Fury HX426C15FBK4/32 4x8GB DDR4 RAM Review
Kingston SDXC UHS-I U3 256GB Memory Card Review
Micron M510DC 480GB SSD Review
Mionix Castor
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Review: Multitasking On Android
Synology DiskStation DS415play NAS Review
The Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ Review
TteSports Commander Gaming Gear Combo Keyboard & Mouse Review
Windows 10 complete privacy guide

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 10 First Look
We can't say that Amazon isn't trying. After the utter failure with the Fire Phone (who on Earth came up with the insanely pointless 4.5 cameras on the front?!), the company regrouped and doubled down on their tablets strategy. The 8.9" HDX was a bold move, a device with a gorgeous display and just right dimensions, but it was too expensive. So now Amazon is back with a trio of very affordable and, in their own words, very sturdy tablets the prices of which defy belief. 
We've covered the new developments in an announcement form before, and today we're back with a quick look at the company's flagship 10.1" tablet, the Kindle Fire HD 10. Going for only 230 bucks or €199 in Euroland, with ads, and the always amazing Amazon customer service, which definitely justifies the price increase compared to similar or better specced off-brand Chinese tablets. In the name-brand teritorry, this is definitely a price winner.


Read full article @ Fudzilla

Case Mod Friday: Alaskan Arctic
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have derickwm's “Alaskan Arctic” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "A new system builder called AION approached me and asked me to design their flagship system, this will be available in very limited quantities and will be able to be purchased in the Fall!"


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Review
With the VOID Wireless, we are getting quite a bit of improvements regarding product comfort, LED lighting system and software configuration. Corsair has added the RGB system for extra eye candy, but we have found more useful the two LEDs near the MIC which light up in order to signal different product statuses. The two 50mm drivers are able to deliver good gaming-grade quality sound and we found the microphone fidelity about the same as on the Vengeance 2100 and this is not a bad thing since that one impressed us positively too.


Read full article @ Madshrimps

DBPOWER BA-800 Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver Review
A lot of our devices are Bluetooth enabled but not everything is and you sometimes you need a way to make something either transmit or receive Bluetooth signals and that’s what the little product I have today for review does. The DBPower BA-800 is a tiny battery powered Bluetooth transmitter and receiver in one and it can makes something that’s not Bluetooth enable have Bluetooth functionality. It’s a very simple device but one that can be very handy. Read on to learn more…


Read full article @ Technogog

E-Blue Mazer K727 Mechanical Keyboard Review
Keyboards are probably one of the most produced products in the PC market today, with over 17,500 different models (based on stock at Newegg). And with so many features like back-lighting, LCD screens, dedicated media, and programmable macro keys built into today's keyboards, you can quickly get overwhelmed when in the market for a new one.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-GAMING G1 (Intel LGA-1151)
Gigabyte's GA-Z170X-Gaming G1, their top-level Gaming board product, has been on my test bench. Featuring high-end audio with swappable OP-AMPs, support for Quad SLI and Quad Crossfire, USB 3.1, and a host of other features to meet the discriminate gamer's needs.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

How to - Install an EK Predator 240 watercooling a High-End VGA in your case
Since I've been asked to to a Video, showing how to mount the EK Predator 240 in a case, when it's cooling a high-end graphics card, well here we go. If you want to know whether the tubes are long enough or not, and what I've changed further, check this video.


Read full article @ ocaholic

Huawei P8 Review
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has been upping the stakes with improved hardware on a model-by-model basis over the past few years, resulting in the release of flagship-standard devices, such as this 64-bit variant of the Huawei P8, available unlocked for just under $600, that were looking at today. But why would you choose this over, say, a Samsung Galaxy S6? Read on to find out, and at the end of the review were giving our review unit away to one lucky reader. Striking, Memorable Packaging Hardware unboxing has kind of lost its sheen in recent years. Perhaps its the products; perhaps its...Read the full article: Huawei P8 Review and Giveaway


Read full article @ MakeUseOf

Icy Dock MB998SP-B ToughArmor Review
Today we want to introduce you to the third part of our Icy Dock caddy review hattrick. This time we have tested the Icy Dock MB998SP-B ToughArmor cage. The special thing about this caddy is that it can accommodate up to eight SSDs or HDDs. How, and especially if that can work well, we will show you in the following review.


Read full article @ OcInside

Kingston HyperX Fury HX426C15FBK4/32 4x8GB DDR4 RAM Review
In the middle of last week, I had a chance to meet the Leader of the Official Opposition in Alberta, Brian Jean from the Wildrose Party. "I heard you are pretty important," I joked as I began the conversation. "No, I am not, really," he replied in a genuine tone and a warm smile. Later on, I started a conversation with a guy who introduced himself as "Derek". It was not until I got home that night that I realized he was actually Derek Fildebrandt, MLA for Strathmore-Brooks and Shadow Minister of Finance. More often than not, we associate importance with grand displays of power (Sort of like the guy with funny hair in the Republican presidential primaries), when in reality importance is intrinsic to your position, and not how loud and obnoxious you can be. Simply put, it is possible to be important and understated at the same time. In the past, we have covered components that looks fast and performs poorly, looks subtle but goes like heck, and everything in between. Today, we will take a look at the Kingston HyperX Fury HX426C15FBK4/32 4x8GB DDR4 RAM. After closing off with our last DDR3 review in late August with the Silicon Power Xpower PC3-19200 2x8GB dual channel kit, this marks the beginning of series of DDR4 RAM review on the Intel Skylake platform. Equipped with black low profile heatspreaders for very subtle appearance, how will Kingston's massive capacity DDR4-2666 kit compare against the competition? We took one in, and ran it against the latest entries from G.Skill and Patriot to find out.


Read full article @ APH Networks

Kingston SDXC UHS-I U3 256GB Memory Card Review
When it comes to picking out an SD card to go along with your camera, you can be quickly overwhelmed by the number of cards available in retail stores and online. Kingston Technology offers Secure Digital (SD) memory cards for SDHC & SDXC host devices in four different series that are differentiated mainly by the sequential read/write speeds that are offered. Today, we'll be focusing on the Kingston SDXC UHS-I U3 Memory Card that is available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities for storage of thousands of photos and many hours of Ultra HD video. Read on to see how the Kingston 2356GB SDXC UHS-I U3 Memory Card performs!


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Micron M510DC 480GB SSD Review
Consumer reports over the last couple of years have shown that consumers of all types check mostly two things when out to get a new SSD, price (more specifically price/capacity) and performance. The same fortunately doesn't apply for enterprise users since performance and endurance are the two primary concerns but i doubt there's a single company out there that wouldn't like to save some cash when getting new storage media. This has left room for strong competition even in the enterprise market so this is perhaps the only time since the introduction of SSDs (as we know them at least) that we've seen pretty much every major player in the market invest in such models. Micron of course couldn't stay this one out and since their M500DC SSD line (introduced just over a year ago) although it proved to be a worthy opponent to other similar models did cost quite a bit they went ahead and introduced the new M510DC line.


Read full article @ NikKTech

Mionix Castor
It’s weird, for a long time it felt like I was testing a new mouse every week or two week. More recently though that has almost completely flipped and my peripheral testing has been all keyboards. Well just before vacation and then the LAN I did have a bit of a chance of pace. Mionix sent over their latest mouse, the Castor and asked us to take a look at it. So I’ve been putting the new mouse to the test in the office while I have been getting caught up on work. Well I finally have a little time to be able to sit down and talk about Mionix’s latest mouse and how it performed, so hang on I’m going to go over everything.


Read full article @ LanOC Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Review: Multitasking On Android
If you want to sell a tablet to the masses -- an increasingly difficult thing to do with tablet shipments now on the decline, according to International Data Corporation -- the go-to strategy is to pitch a vibrant display and boast about its thin and light design. Everything else is secondary for most consumers, including hardware specs and benchmark performance, which are of interest mostly to geeks and savvy tech enthusiasts like ourselves.

Admittedly, we're a niche bunch, so instead of chasing record breaking benchmark numbers, Samsung focused on flattening its Tab S tablet even further. The result is the Tab S2, a remarkably thin slate measuring just 5.6mm thick. That's true of both the 9.7-inch version and the 8.0-inch model we're reviewing here. It's also a tablet that's lighter than Air, as in Apple's iPad Air 2. More specifically, the 8.0-inch model barely registers a blip on the scale at only 272 grams, while the 9.7-inch version weighs 392 grams. For the sake of comparison, the iPad Air 2 is 6.1mm thick and weighs 437 grams The iPad mini 4 is also 6.1mm thick, but weighs 294 grams. These comparisons amount to splitting hairs -- let's face it, these are all thin and light tablets -- but for what it's worth, bragging rights belong to Samsung...


Read full article @ HotHardware.com

Synology DiskStation DS415play NAS Review
A couple of years ago I looked at the DS214play, Synology’s network attached server designed for multimedia playback. Since then Synology has updated their Play line with the DS415play – a four-bay NAS capable of housing 32 TB total storage. That’s a lot of media capacity!

The DS415play features an Intel Atom1.6 GHz dual core processor with one gigabyte DDR3 RAM, three USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports. It is capable of video transcoding within the NAS box itself and then serving this media to DLNA compliant devices within the home network.

While it looks almost identical to its bigger more powerful brother the DS415+, the DS415play is designed more for multimedia then power usage. However, this does not mean it cannot function as a standard NAS either.


Read full article @ Technogog

The Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ Review
The Galaxy Note line has long been one of Samsung’s greatest assets in the mobile market. While other Android OEMs have made phablets before, Samsung was pretty much the first OEM to ship a high-end device in this segment. Although other Android OEMs have made phablets in the time since, Samsung continues to have a strong hold on this market.

For Samsung, unlike previous iterations of the Note family, the Galaxy Note5/S6 edge+ represents a significant change in design compared to previous generations, integrating many of the design aspects of the Galaxy S6 across the whole family. In many ways, the Galaxy Note5 resembles the Galaxy S6 in a different size. Meanwhile the Note5s companion device, the Galaxy S6 edge+, is effectively a second take on the Galaxy Note5, aiming for a design closer to a large format phone than a phablet as originially envisioned by Samsung. In this case the Galaxy S6 edge+ uses many of the design accents of the Galaxy S6 edge such as the curved display, all the while getting rid of the stylus.

To see how these phablets perform, read on for the full review.


Read full article @ Anandtech

TteSports Commander Gaming Gear Combo Keyboard & Mouse Review
PC gaming on a tight budget may seem difficult, but with Steam Sales and Humble Bundles being forever present, the cost of finding games to play often walks into pocket-money territory. The range of budget friendly graphics cards and more are also pretty incredible these days, offering some seriously affordable and worthy devices. Of course, to complete the puzzle, you’re also going to need some sturdy gaming peripherals to help you in the heat of battle. It doesn’t matter if you play Elder Scrolls or League of Legends, you’re going to need a keyboard and mouse for the mass majority of PC games, as well as for day-to-day desktop tasks.

The TteSports Commander Gaming Gear Combo offers up a full-size keyboard and an optical mouse for under £30; that’s value that is very hard to ignore! Is it going to blow us away with incredible performance? I doubt it, but I am eager to see just how much you can get for such a wallet-friendly price tag.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Windows 10 complete privacy guide
I always feel like somebody's watching me, and I have this thorough guide on Windows 10 privacy, security and personalization, covering settings, options, tweaks, and tips and tricks around personal information sharing - writing, typing, speech, camera, microphone, location, background apps, and other variables, Wi-Fi Sense, Windows updates, Cortana & Web results, Edge, Explorer, diagnostics tracking, local versus online account, autoplay, and more. Breathe in. Exhale. Full stop. Read. Enjoy. You're welcome.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo




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