Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2 and HyperX Savage USB Flash Drives Capsule Review

Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2 and HyperX Savage USB Flash Drives Capsule Review

 Thumb drives are the most commonly used flash-based storage devices, thanks to their compact form factor and affordability. In our series of direct-attached storage reviews, we have taken a look at drives that use flash controllers that bridge USB directly to the flash as well as those that use USB – SATA bridges. Compact thumb drives usually use a native controller (i.e,

MACOM Sells AppliedMicro X-Gene CPU Business

MACOM Sells AppliedMicro X-Gene CPU Business

MACOM last week announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the microprocessor-related assets it bought from AppliedMicro to Project Denver Holdings, a new company backed by The Carlyle Group asset management company. MACOM closed the acquisition of AppliedMicro early in 2017. Back then, the company made no secret that it was primarily interested in Applied Micro’s

Qualcomm claims Apple shared its trade secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

Qualcomm claims Apple shared its trade secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

  The ongoing, worldwidelegalwar between Qualcomm and Apple definitely isn’t stopping anytime soon. Today the chip producer has filed a new lawsuit against the iPhone maker, and this one could be quite bad for Apple if Qualcomm’s allegations are proved truthful. Qualcomm says Apple “exercised its commercial leverage” to demand “unprecedented access” to its “very valuable and highly confidential software, including source code”. We’re talking modem firmware, by the way – Apple has been buying mobile data modems from Qualcomm for years. With the iPhone 7, however, the company has also started to use Intel modems for some batches. Apple iPhone X…

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.2: Workload Toggle and 12x GPU Compute Support

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.2: Workload Toggle and 12x GPU Compute Support

 Update (10/26/17): AMD has released a hotfix in the form of 17.10.3, resolving crashes or hangs on RX Vega cards in Wolfenstein II and singleplayer mission six of Destiny 2. In time for today’s launch of Destiny 2, yesterday AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.2, bringing driver support to Destiny 2, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus(10/27),

The Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB Review

The Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB Review

 Whenever Intel develops a new generation of SSDs based entirely on in-house technology, the result is usually a product that turns heads. Several times, Intel has set a new standard for SSD performance, starting with its original X25-M. Their most recent shake-up of the consumer SSD market was the Intel SSD 750, the first consumer NVMe SSD. Such significant releases

Samsung HMD Odyssey

Samsung HMD Odyssey

Samsung is the latest to join the Windows Mixed Reality (MR) milieu with the Samsung HMD Odyssey, essentially a virtual reality (VR) headset running Windows 10. Microsoft – and a digitally-rendered Samsung executive – showed off the new head-mounted display (HMD) at a press event in San Francisco. Samsung’s new headset is the most expensive in the Windows MR family, coming in at $499 (about £377, AU$635).

Amazon Great Indian Festival sale: best deals on Kindle and Apple products

Amazon Great Indian Festival sale: best deals on Kindle and Apple products

Apart from some very good deals on smartphones in Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale 2017, the e-commerce giant is offering some good discounts on other products as well. There are good deals available on Kindle and some Apple products as well. The sale has started today at 12 AM and will last up to August 12. However, some deals may run out before the last day, so it may be best to grab them when they’re available. In this post,

Denon DP-300F

Denon DP-300F

The vinyl resurgence is here to stay and as a result, many audio companies are releasing new turntables. This makes choosing the right turntable quick tricky, as there are a ton of good options – especially for those first getting into vinyl. That being said, if you’re just starting out, the Denon DP-300F is an excellent choice because it’s fully automatic i.e. you can simply press a button to start and stop playback rather

Some Ryzen 5 1600/X buyers have found their 6-core CPU has 8 cores

Some Ryzen 5 1600/X buyers have found their 6-core CPU has 8 cores

Some folks who’ve bought Ryzen 5 1600 or 1600X processors have found that their chips have two more cores than expected, which can only be described as a massive win on the CPU lottery. These CPUs should have six cores and 12 threads, but reports on Korean forums (spotted by Wccftech) say some users have found they have eight cores (and 16 threads) out of the box. The processors still run at the clock speeds quoted

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now set in stone ahead of release

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now set in stone ahead of release

Microsoft has pushed out a new preview build for Windows 10, which marks the transition of the Fall Creators Update to being set in stone, ahead of its rollout in two weeks. The company has released Windows Insider build 16299.15 to the Fast Ring last night, which is, as Winsupersite reports, essentially the same as version 16299. Very minor changes, like removing the watermark on the desktop, and the lack of a build expiration date,

Corsair Weds RGB Lighting and White Heat Spreaders in Vengeance RGB White DDR4 DIMMs

Corsair Weds RGB Lighting and White Heat Spreaders in Vengeance RGB White DDR4 DIMMs

Corsair has once again expanded its lineup of Vengeance RGB memory modules, this time with a new series of white DIMMs that incorporate RGB lighting. Dubeed the Vengeance RGB White, these sticks are aimed at modders building white systems with RGB enhancements. The new DIMMs cover a broad range of speeds and capacities, with 16, 32 and 128 GB DDR4 dual- and quad-channel

Android 8.0 Oreo is on the charts, pre-Marshmallow versions are shrinking

Android 8.0 Oreo is on the charts, pre-Marshmallow versions are shrinking

The latest numbers are in and Oreo is on the charts! True, version 8.0 measured just 0.2% of all Androids out there but we think that number will grow quickly at the end of the year when a variety of flagships get the update. As for older versions, 7.0 Nougat grew 2 percentage points while 6.0 Marshmallow remained flat. On the plus side, Lollipop, KitKat and all the other older versions are shrinking slowly but surely.

The Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming Motherboard Review

The Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming Motherboard Review

 Micro ATX motherboards mark the spot between the limiting Mini ITX motherboards that are limited to a single expansion slot and the classic ATX motherboards that often offer more than what the user requires. Many users need more than a single PCIe slot but not nearly as many as seven. In this review, we are having a look at the Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming, a Micro ATX

The ASRock Z270 Supercarrier Motherboard Review: 4-way SLI and 5 Gigabit Ethernet on Kaby Lake

The ASRock Z270 Supercarrier Motherboard Review: 4-way SLI and 5 Gigabit Ethernet on Kaby Lake

Ever since Intel released the Z270 chipset earlier this year, we reviewed several motherboards based on it, ranging from the low-cost Mini ITX ECS Z270H4-I Durathon 2 to the advanced gaming motherboards from Asus and GIGABYTE. As literally dozens of Z270-based motherboards were released, we could not possibly review them all and we centered our choices on products that 

ARRIS Announces 802.11ac Wave 2-capable SGB6950-AC2 & SBG7400-AC2 Cable Modem Gateways

ARRIS Announces 802.11ac Wave 2-capable SGB6950-AC2 & SBG7400-AC2 Cable Modem Gateways

ARRIS introduced two new Wave 2 Wi-Fi gateways to its Secure Home Gateway portfolio with its ARRIS SURFboard SBG6950-AC2 and SBG7400-AC2 gateways. The Secure Home Gateway series of devices merge the functionality of a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet router, Ethernet hub, and dedicated security protection for any connected devices. The two devices promise

OWC Launches 13-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock: GbE, USB-A, SD Card, mDP, FireWire & More

OWC Launches 13-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock: GbE, USB-A, SD Card, mDP, FireWire & More

OWC has launched its new docking solution aimed primarily at Apple’s latest Thunderbolt 3-equipped MacBook Pros. Designed to be the “one dock to rule them all”, OWC’s Thunderbolt 3 Dock aims to be the most capable TB3 dock on the market, offering a rather sizable selection of both contemporary ports as well as legacy ports that are still be used by various professional