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Silverstone Tundra TD02-Slim AIO Cooler Review

Introduction The design team at Silverstone are the masters of ergonomics, something we’ve seen time and time again with their revolutionary space-saving chassis designs. Not only have they created some masterful chassis, but they also have…

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Intel’s 10 Core i7-6950X Cost may be Astronomical

Following right on the heels of the first consumer octa-core i7-5960X CPU, 2016 is the year that we may finally see a deca-core CPU from Intel. Called the i7-6950X, the new chip will be the flagship…

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ADATA Premier SP550 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction I’ve had the pleasure to review several new drives with triple-level-cell (TLC) NAND recently and today it is time to take a closer look at ADATA’s Premier SP550 solid state drive. The drive is equipped…

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Intel Show Latest Smart Technologies @ CES 2016

CES 2016: Another huge booth here at CES, as Intel show off the latest innovations to use their hardware. The memory mirror could change the face of retail clothes shopping for the better. Not only can you…

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Synology DiskStation DS416 4-bay High-Performance NAS Review

Introduction I’ve taken a look at quite a few 2-bay NAS units lately and while they already allow for an impressive 16TB raw storage, that might not be enough for everyone. Today I’m taking Synology’s DiskStation…

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Amazon Enters the Semiconductor Market With its First ARM Chip

Amazon’s Annapurna Labs has announced that it is entering the semiconductor market, selling its first ARM-based processors, a “foundation for next-generation digital services for the connected home,” according to a press release. Annapurna Labs, established in…

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Noctua NH-D9L Dual-Tower CPU Cooler Review

Introduction Notcua, the PC cooling markets masters of sublime build quality and ultra-quiet performance, are back on eTeknix once again today. I’ll be taking a look at their new NH-D9L cooler, and while it may seem…

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SilverStone Wireless Upgrade Roundup Review

Introduction It is one thing to buy a wireless network card and set it up, but a lot of the time you can improve the performance of these cards with a few aftermarket items. Today I’m…

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Warner Bros and Intel Sue Creators of 4K Copy Protection Stripper

Warner Bros. and Intel subsidiary Digital Content Protection have filed a lawsuit against LegendSky, the creator of the HDFury series of devices that can be used to bypass HDCP 2.2 copy protection on 4K video content.…

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BIOSTAR Introduces Racing Series Motherboards

We’ve mostly seen BIOSTAR motherboards in the HiFi series lately with their characteristic piano styled heatsinks, but BIOSTAR’s next generation of motherboards come with a new theme: Racing. The first motherboards in the new BIOSTAR Racing series…

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Synology DiskStation DS216play 2-Bay Multimedia-Optimized NAS Review

Introduction Synology’s 2-bay play series has been very popular among users due to its great features and functionality coupled with a low asking price. Today I’m taking a closer look at the newest model in this…

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Intel Buys Altera for $16.7 Billion

Altera, the US-based manufacturer of programmable logic devices, has been purchased by Intel in an all-cash deal worth $16.7 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal (paywalled, via Engadget). “Altera is now part of Intel, and…

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Wall Street Analysts Want Qualcomm to Merge with Intel or AMD

Despite being one of the largest firms in the smartphone SoC market, Qualcomm has been seen some trouble recently. Just a few months ago, the firm had considered splitting into separate licencing and manufacturing segments. While…

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Silicon Power Slim S60 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Continuing our reviews of the Silicon Power solid-state drives, we’ve gotten to the Slim S60, a mid-ranged performance drive in the 7mm thin Slim series perfect for notebooks as well as desktop systems. The  Silicon…

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ADATA HD720 Durable 1TB External Hard Drive Review

Introduction People with an active lifestyle deserve to carry their storage around with them just as well as clumsy people do, but they should pick their portable storage with care and make sure that it can…

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Lexar Professional Workflow Card Reader and Drive Hub Review

Introduction There are many ways to get your data from memory cards to your system, server, or other memory cards, but it is far from all of these ways that are equally great. One of the…

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Kingston SDA3 256GB SDXC UHS-I U3 Memory Card Review

Introduction SD memory cards are probably the most commonly found among our readers and today I’m testing Kingston’s SDA3 256GB SHXC memory card to see how well it performs. It is already an impressive card just…

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BIOSTAR GAMING H170T (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction BIOSTAR’s retail presence in the western market is rather small as stockists focus on the more recognizable vendors among consumers. Despite this, BIOSTAR is one of the leading Taiwanese global brands and produces a huge range…

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Noctua NH-C14S C-Type Premium Cooler Review

Introduction Noctua, one of most respected names in the cooling industry, are back once again with their latest cooler, the NH-C14S. Those of you who follow Noctua products will notice that the name is rather similar…

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MSI Announces Two C236 Based WORKSTATION Motherboards

MSI already has a line of mobile workstations and it looks like they would like a bigger piece of the workstation pie as they’ve just introduced two new workstation motherboards based on Intel’s latest Greenlow platform…

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QNAP Releases TS-x53A IoT-Centric QTS-Linux Combo NAS Series

Network attached storage devices have evolved a lot in the last 10 years from somewhat underpowered systems with the single purpose of serving your files across your network to what they are today. We first saw…

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D-Link DXS-1210-12TC 12-Port 10GBASE-T Switch Review

Introduction As a review site, we need to keep our testing equipment above or at least on the same level as the hardware that we test in order to provide you with relevant reviews and in…

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Synology DS216se 2-Bay Entry-Level and Cloud NAS Review

Introduction I’ve reviewed quite a few high-end NAS lately and that isn’t the right match for everyone, maybe because you just have a limited budget or you just don’t need more. Today I’m taking a closer…

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MSI Develops CPU GUARD 1151 to Protect Your Skylake CPU

Intel’s Skylake CPU brought a lot of joys to users since it was released, but it also brought along some trouble. We first found out about the inferior TIM used which made people delid their CPUs…

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ASUSTOR AS1002T 2-Bay Entry-Level NAS Review

Introduction It isn’t everyone that needs the fastest NAS model on the block with all sorts of fancy features, sometimes you just want something simple, effective, and cheap. ASUSTOR created a great NAS for just such…

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Intel Prepping Skull Canyon Enthusiast NUC

With the increasing relevance of mobile and smaller form factors, Intel has been focusing a lot of their attention on this segment. According to leaked internal documentation, Intel is readying a new enthusiast-oriented NUC or Next…

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Kingston Ultimate 600x 64GB Memory Card Review

Introduction There are quite a few different types of memory cards on the market and thanks to Lexar and their Professional Workflow series I’m able to test almost all of them now. Today I’m starting off…