Raspberry Pi vs. Raspberry Pi 2 vs. CuBox: performance comparison and more
Posted on: 05/26/2015 06:20 AM

Here a roundup of the latest reviews and articles:

4K Video Editing PC - May 2015
Arctic P324 BT Bluetooth Headphones Review
Crucial MX200 Review
EVGA Torq X5 Optical gaming mouse Review
HiFiMAN EF100 Headphone Amplifier & DAC
Install Pale Moon Web browser On Ubuntu 14.10/14.04
Intel NUC gets Braswell overhaul
New Plugin Disable add-on deactivates new plugins in Firefox
Patriot Ignite 480GB Solid State Drive Review
Raspberry Pi vs. Raspberry Pi 2 vs. CuBox: performance comparison
SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

4K Video Editing PC - May 2015
A few years ago, your PC just couldn't be fast enough for digital video processing. By now every average PC is able to process Standard Definition (PAL 720x576) as well as HD Ready, but technology doesn't stand still. By now just about every smartphone can record in HD or Full HD and the new frontier is Ultra HD, also known as 4K. This resolution and the 'accompanying' codec HEVC / H.265 require seriously powerful hardware.

That's the reason why a powerful PC can still really make a difference. You need a fast processor, lots of storage capacity, and good monitor able to display 4K resolutions.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

Arctic P324 BT Bluetooth Headphones Review
Arctic is widely known for its CPU coolers and PC case fans but the company has had its own line of headphones for quite some time. Today we will be taking a look at Arctic’s new P324 BT headphones, offering 20 hours of wireless playback over bluetooth in a sporty design.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Crucial MX200 Review
The MX100 impressed us with its great value but write speeds could have been better when compared to the competition. Crucial have recently unleashed the new and improved MX200 complete with Dynamic Write Acceleration technology on its smaller drives. Why only the smaller drives you ask? Well, it simply is not required on the larger capacity drives. 500GB and above SSDs do not tend to suffer with write speeds as much as smaller drives so it is certainly a welcome addition for those who are looking for a small boot drive. We have the 1TB version for review today which does not require Dynamic Write Acceleration technology but as with all of our SSDs on test we will look closely at write speeds because read speeds appear to have reached a performance threshold with most SSDs hitting the fabled 550MB/s speed. Write speed is where solid state drives can be distinguished from one another.


Read full article @ Vortez

EVGA Torq X5 Optical gaming mouse Review
Today we look at the new eVGA Torq X5 gaming mouse built around the high grade Pixart 3988 optical sensor. It has 8 programmable buttons built in and a max reporting rate of 1000hz. It is attractively designed in white, with an ambidextrous design and some tasteful lighting. Is it worth the £35 asking price?


Read full article @ KitGuru

HiFiMAN EF100 Headphone Amplifier & DAC
HiFiMAN has a reputation for producing great headphone amplifiers. Today, we take a look at their newest do-it-all headphone amplifier & DAC combo with an on-board T-amp. This all-encompassing device features a class A/B headphone amplifier with a tube input stage. Despite all its features, it sells for $499, which is quite impressive.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Install Pale Moon Web browser On Ubuntu 14.10/14.04
Pale Moon is an Open Source, Firefox-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows, Android and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and ease of use. Make sure to get the most out of your browser!


Read full article @ Ubuntu Geek

Intel NUC gets Braswell overhaul
Intel has refreshed its NUC line with a few new models, based on 14nm silicon. Yesterday, Fanless Tech stumbled upon a PDF outlining the update, which has gone all but official in the meantime.
The new Intel NUC5CPYH is based on a 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3050 dual-core chip, and the NUC5PPYH sports a 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium N3700 quad-core. Both processors are 6-watt 14nm Braswell parts.


Read full article @ Fudzilla

New Plugin Disable add-on deactivates new plugins in Firefox
The automatic installation of new plugins in the Firefox browser is a big privacy, security and stability issue that Mozilla has yet to address.

Considering that the organization has not addressed the issue yet even though it has been known for years, it is unlikely that a patch will land soon in a Firefox version that prevents the installation of new plugins or at least prompts the user on the next start of the browser before completing the installation.


Read full article @ gHacks

Patriot Ignite 480GB Solid State Drive Review
I recently played a strategy/adventure video game called Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney on the Nintendo DS. While the game was released more than seven years ago, it belongs in one of my favorite series. In this game particular, you play as a defense attorney named Apollo Justice, who defends his clients through a whole series of different murder cases. Each of the murders are unique with different methods, motives, and contextual backgrounds. In one of the cases I was playing, another defense attorney is speaking to Apollo about how everyone has something that will make them ignite. A weak spot of sorts, where if attacked, would cause them to implode on themselves. I will not give away any spoilers, but the statement is quite true, even when extended to our product reviews. The majority of the products we have reviewed, with some exceptions, have had some sort of weakness. Whether they are physical design issues, implementation problems, or performance details, most items, when revealed, has an Achilles heel. There are exceptions of course, like our top products in the V-MODA XS or the SteelSeries Sensei Wireless. Even then, these high caliber products still have small things we would want fixed or improved upon. Thus when we see Patriot come in with another lineup of SSDs, the Ignite series, I can only wonder where the igniting point for this product is. Using a higher end controller in the Phison S10 compared to the Patriot Blaze, the result should be faster and better performance. Only a full review will actually squash my curiosity of whether this holds true or not, so let us get on it!


Read full article @ APH Networks

Raspberry Pi vs. Raspberry Pi 2 vs. CuBox: performance comparison
Ever since Raspberry Pi was introduced to the world, the consumer market for inexpensive, pocket-size mini computers has been growing rapidly. The huge popularity of these tiny computers in the mainstream stems from a variety of DIY projects powered by these affordable hardware, as well as many readily available open-source software packages.


Read full article @ Xmodulo

SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse Review
After waiting for quite a few years to play/enjoy the next chapters of two very special PC titles it was only natural that the moment The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (it's finally here) and Galactic Civilizations III made their debut we'd cut all ties with the outside world (well not exactly but you get the point) for at least a week (trust me when i say that even a week wasn't enough). So since it so happened that both titles got released during the past week once again we had very little choice other than to focus in wrapping up the reviews of some very interesting and unique gaming peripherals we've been using for quite a while now. Obviously as you can all imagine we chose to test the ones that would also offer us the best possible experience with the above titles and one of those was no other than the Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse by our very good friends over at SteelSeries.

From day one, SteelSeries has been focused on making professional gaming gear that provide meaningful benefits to gamers of all skill-level, with the most demanding being those gamers whose lively hood depends on the performance of our products. We believe, as most gamers do, in winning, not trying! What originally began as a small two-person operation in Copenhagen back in 2001 has become a global leader in professional gaming products. SteelSeries recognized the need for superior, high-quality professional gaming gear that would give players a competitive edge. Fast-forward to today, and we've come a long way since our first glass mousepad. We have global offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, providing an integrated portfolio of products designed specifically for gaming. Fueling our growth is you, the gamer!


Read full article @ NikKTech




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