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BIOS Option Of The Week - AGP Comp. Driving
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known... Read here
The Solid State Drive Optimization Guide Rev. 2.0
In this guide, we will show you how to maintain the performance and longevity of your... Read here
Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.2
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible t... Read here
Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 8.1
These days, there are so many workstation graphics card models that it has become qui... Read here
Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked Rev. 5.3
This guide was written in response to the numerous fallacies about the hard disk driv... Read here
Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 5.3
Ever wanted a guide on hard drive performance, where you can compare the performance ... Read here
Seagate Laptop SSHD 1 TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Revew
Today, we are going to take a look at Seagate's top SSHD model for the laptop market ... Read here
Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 11.1
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 28.4
Covering 588 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you ... Read here
The Dell Inspiron 3000 & 5000 Launch Report
Check out our coverage of the event, the hot models and Soumik Ray demonstrating Dell... Read here
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 14.9
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
Western Digital Blue (WD10SPCX) 1 TB Slim Mobile Hard Disk Drive
To accomodate thinner notebooks, Western Digital created the WD10SPCX, which is basic... Read here
Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 7.1
If you have no idea what's different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Co... Read here
The RAM Disk Guide Rev. 2.0
The RAM disk has been around since the 1980s, but it has never been popular due to th... Read here
The HTC One (M8) Smartphone Tech Report
HTC is doubling down on their quality over pixel count strategy by retaining the same... Read here
   
ED#179 : Why It's Really Time To Ditch The Short Filename
Unless you are using old software from when Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock first bro... Read here
ED#178 : AV-Optimized Hard Disk Drives Are Safe To Use
For years, we have been debunking hard disk drive myths. Never did we expect to actua... Read here
ED#177 : All Halfbrick Studios iOS Games Are FREE!
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ED#176 : TrueCrypt Developer Drops New Bombshell - Open Source Fork "Impossible"
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ED#171 : Should You Select MBR Or GPT When You Install A New Drive? Rev. 4.0
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ED#175 : How To Integrate Cloud Storage Services With Microsoft Office 2013
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ED#174 : The Mystery Of TrueCrypt's Disappearance Rev. 2.0
Sometime on the 28th of May, 2014, the anonymous developers of TrueCrypt mysteriously... Read here
ED#173 : Windows May Fail To Boot Up After Installing Latest Internet Explorer Patch
The good news is Microsoft just issued Security Update 2929437 which fixes the vulner... Read here
ED#172 : Intel Xeon "Haswell Refresh" CPU Details Leaked
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ED#170 : Bitcoin Malware Infects Apple iAd!
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ED#169 : These Malware Could Be Using Your Smartphone To Mine Cryptocurrencies!
What's intriguing about these malware is not only the fact that they are being used t... Read here
ED#143 : Java Plug-In SSV Helper - Should It Stay Or Should It Go? Rev. 3.0
If you use Internet Explorer, you will probably encounter this quite often - a pop-up... Read here
ED#168 : How To Fix The Apple iCloud Bug (Missing Contacts)
Ever since iOS 7 was released, there have been instances when iPhone users would sudd... Read here
ED#167 : Big Brother China Censors WeChat... Again
Last week, Tencent removed at least 40 WeChat public pages, allegedly at the behest o... Read here
ED#166 : Intel Haswell Refresh CPU Details Leaked Rev. 2.0
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Sunday, July 20, 2014
BIOS Option Of The Week - AGP Comp. Driving
07:21 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition.

Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.

This week, we will be taking a look at the AGP Comp. Driving BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"The auto-compensation circuitry has two operating modes. By default, it is set to automatically compensate for the impedance once or at regular intervals by dynamically adjusting the AGP drive strength. The circuitry can also be disabled or bypassed. In this case, it is up to the user (through the BIOS) to write the desired drive strength value to the AGP I/O pads.

When you set this BIOS feature to Auto, the AGP drive strength values are obtained from the auto-compensation circuitry. Normally, this is the recommended setting as it allows the AGP controller to dynamically adjust for motherboard impedance changes. However..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - AGP Comp. Driving

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Saturday, July 19, 2014
News From Other Hardware Sites!
05:16 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Chai

- Corsair Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @ OCmodshop
- ASRock FaTal1ty Z97 Killer Series Motherboard review @ PureOverclock
- Mionix Naos 7000 Gaming Mouse review @ OCmodshop
- How To Repair Bose QC15 Headphones @ OCmodshop
- SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse Review @ Madshrimps
- WiME Wi-Watch M5 Smartwatch Review @ TechwareLabs
- Evercool Venti review @ LanOC Reviews
- Thermaltake Poseidon Z Mechanical Keyboard review @ PureOverclock
- Battle of the Galaxy S5s: Exynos vs Snapdragon review @ TECHSPOT
- Rosewill BK-500 Bluetooth Keyboard Review @ TechwareLabs
- Cougar MX300 Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- MSI GT Dominator Pro Gaming Laptop review @ OCmodshop
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 Review @ HotHardware.com
- Arctic Accelero Xtreme IV 280(X) GPU Cooler review @ PureOverclock
- How to Take Amazing Fireworks Photos @ TECHSPOT
- How to Find Linux CPU Usage @ OCmodshop
- BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE LGA1150 Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps
- Phanteks Enthoo Pro Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Thecus N7510 7 Bay NAS review @ LanOC Reviews
- HTC Desire 816 Review: A Large Screen For The Mid-Range @ TECHSPOT
- Rapoo 8900P Advanced Wireless Mouse & Keyboard Combo Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- DimasTech EasyXL Test Bench Review @ Modders-Inc
- Watch Dogs Graphics And Game Play: PC versus Xbox One, With Surprising Results @ HotHardware.com
- Overclocking Intel’s Pentium G3258 ’Anniversary Edition’ processor @ Tech Report
- XSPC DDC Photon 170 Reservoir/Pump Combo review @ PureOverclock
- KingFast Encrypted USB Flash Drive Review @ Madshrimps
- Mobile Arsenal: The Mouse @ ThinkComputers.org
- SilentiumPC Aquarius X90 Mid-Tower Case Review @ Madshrimps
- Thecus N5550 Network Attached Storage Review @ Modders-Inc
- Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Versus Onboard Audio @ HotHardware.com
- Round-Up: 5-way Radeon R9 280X Battle @ TECHSPOT
- ASUS MeMO Pad 7 Review: Intel Bay Trail Inside @ HotHardware.com
- OCZ Vector 150 120GB review @ LanOC Reviews
- Rosewill’s RGB80 keyboard reviewed @ Tech Report
- Roku 3 Review @ OCmodshop
- TR’s July 2014 System Guide @ Tech Report
- HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 Review @ PureOverclock
- TP-LINK AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router Review @ Madshrimps
- Sony Cybershot DSC-QX10 Phone Camera Review @ Velocity Reviews
- be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Workstation GPU War: AMD FirePro W9100 vs NVIDIA Quadro K6000 @ HotHardware.com
- A Beginner’s Guide to the Linux Command Line, Part II @ TECHSPOT
- LOGiiX Blue Piston Bluetooth Speaker Review @ ModSynergy.com
- Synology DS415play NAS Review @ Hardwareheaven.com
- Thecus NAS 5550 Server Review @ TechwareLabs
- LOGiiX Blue Piston Chamber Bluetooth NFC Speaker Review @ ModSynergy.com
- Hazard Ops Open Beta Launch Video Review @ Hardware Heaven
- Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Review @ TechwareLabs
- SB Inferno Gaming Headset review @ LanOC Reviews
- Maingear Rush Review With Radeon R9 295X2 CrossFire @ HotHardware.com

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Friday, July 18, 2014
The Solid State Drive Optimization Guide Rev. 2.0
12:00 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


Solid state drives are fast replacing hard disk drives as the storage medium of choice. However, they have issues that preclude their ascendency over the hard disk drives. Their flash memory cells have a limited lifespan, and they can perform badly under certain circumstances.

Modern SSDs use a mix of techniques and technologies like overprovisioning of memory cells, wear levelling, a write combine buffer (or on-the-fly data compression), and the Trim command or automatic garbage collection to maintain performance and extend the lifespan of the flash memory cells. However, there’s only so much they can do.

This is where the Solid State Drive Optimization Guide comes in. In this guide, we will show you how to maintain the performance and longevity of your solid surface drive. Let’s get right down to it.

In this revision, we added 2 new tips on how to optimize your SSD’s performance and extend its lifespan. We also added a section on tips that do not work.


Link : The Solid State Drive Optimization Guide Rev. 2.0

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ASUS ZenFone 5 Firmware Update
11:45 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Check out your ZenFone 5 now, as we’ve just released the latest Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) update for the ZenFone 5!

   


The latest system firmware (1.15.40.35_20140715_3835) is now available for update via FOTA. Improvements listed as per attached photos above.

If you have not receive any update notification, manually check for update in About> System Update. Otherwise, do wait for a while as FOTA update normally comes in batches.

To read more, please click here!

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ASUS Announces H97-Pro Gamer
11:37 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

(18th July, 2014) — ASUS today announced immediate availability of the H97-Pro Gamer here in Malaysia. The new ATX motherboard speeds up gamers’ fun with 10Gibt/s M.2 and SATA Express connectivity, Intel® Gigabit Ethernet and exclusive GameFirst ll networking technology.

H97-Pro Gamer additionally benefits from exclusive SupremeFX for unrivalled in-game audio and exclusive Sonic Radar ll technology to lend players a stealthy advantage in first-person-shooter (FPS) games.

The new motherboard also includes ASUS Gamer’s Guardian, a collection of components hand-chosen for exceptional safety, durability and performance to protect gamers’ backs.

To read more, please click here!

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Trend Micro Announces Comprehensive Capabilities for Microsoft Office 365 Customers
11:27 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

18 July 2014 – As more organisations transition to the cloud for increased efficiencies and streamlined management of IT infrastructure, Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cloud security, today announced upcoming new and enhanced capabilities for Microsoft Office 365 customers.

These expanded services demonstrate Trend Micro’s commitment to delivering solutions that help secure cloud architectures combined with centralized management, and comprehensive protection controls to help guard against data loss and advanced malware within Microsoft Corp.’s existing infrastructure.

Trend Micro helps enhance Microsoft environments with multi-layered threat and data protection that encompasses endpoints, Web and email. To better support channel partners’ ability to sell Trend Micro’s additional solutions for Microsoft Office 365, these centrally managed solutions will be available as part of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Complete suite.

To read more, please click here!

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QNAP Announces Support for HGST 6TB Helium SAS Hard Disk Drives for Business Turbo NAS and Expansion Enclosures
11:20 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Taipei, Taiwan, July 17, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc., a professional network attached storage (NAS) provider, today announced that its Enterprise and SMB class Turbo NAS products support the 6TB HGST Ultrastar® He6 helium-filled SAS hard disk drive (HDD). By incorporating HGST’s HelioSeal platform technology, business users receive enhanced NAS performance with maximized storage capacity and low power for reduced total cost of ownership.

The inherent benefit of helium, which is one-seventh the density of air, helps reduce the turbulence caused by spinning disks in a HDD, thereby cutting power consumption and lowering drive temperature, making the HGST Ultrastar He6 HDD an ideal large-capacity 3.5-inch HDD solution for enterprises and SMBs to store and secure growing business data.

The 6TB HGST Ultrastar He6 SAS hard disk is compatible with the Turbo NAS TS-x79U-SAS series, and QNAP expansion enclosures REXP series.

To read more, please click here!

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Maximus VII Formula/Watch Dogs
11:07 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

(18th July, 2014) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the immediate availability of the Maximus VII Formula/Watch Dogs here in Malaysia. The Z97 chipset-based ATX gaming motherboard is ready for the latest 4th-, new 4th- and 5th-generation Intel® Core™ processors — codenamed ‘Haswell’, ‘Haswell Refresh’, ‘Haswell Refresh K-Series’ (‘Devil’s Canyon’) and ‘Broadwell’ — and engineered with many new and exclusive ROG game-boosting features.

The Maximus VII Formula/Watch Dogs supports dual-channel up to DDR 3300+ (OC) memory, and quad-GPU SLI™ and 3-way CrossFireX™ for gaming rigs with multiple graphics-processing units (multi-GPU). The new motherboard series also includes two SATA Express and ten SATA 3.0 connectors, as well as eight USB 3.0 and six USB 2.0 ports.

To read more, please click here!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.2
09:55 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 482 mobile GPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare 24 different specifications for each and every GPU. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates.

Here are the latest updates:
- Added the AMD Radeon R7 M260X mobile GPU.
- Added the AMD Radeon R7 M260 mobile GPU.
- Added the AMD Radeon R5 M255 mobile GPU.
- Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon R7 M265 mobile GPU.
- Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon R5 M230 mobile GPU.
Link : Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.2

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VIA Announces VIA Viega Ruggedized Android Tablet
09:52 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Taipei, Taiwan, 15 July, 2014 - VIA Technologies, Inc today announced the VIA Viega, a ruggedized 10.1” Android tablet engineered to survive the rigors of the showroom floor, warehouse, construction site and other enterprise-level mobile computing environments.

The IP65-rated VIA Viega sports a durable design that protects against spills, rain, and dust. It also features shock and vibration protection that safeguards the device against drops of up to two meters, as well as a tempered glass panel to prevent shattered screens.

With an extra long-life polymer battery pack and an optional highly-customizable docking station to provide extensive connectivity for external peripherals and rapid charging capabilities, the VIA Viega ensures uninterrupted operation throughout an entire working shift in even the most demanding usage scenarios.

To read more, please click here!

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Super Talent Updates DDR3 SO-DIMM Modules!
09:46 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

San Jose, California — July 14, 2014 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, updates DDR3 SO-DIMM modules.

The updated W160SB4GSL and W160SB8GSL SO-DIMM modules have a lower power draw of 1.35V which allows laptop battery life to be extended. Lower power usage results in less heat generated in a scenario where heat dissipation may not be optimal due to the enclosure of laptops.

To read more, please click here!

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OCZ Storage Solutions Launches Next Generation ZD-XL SQL Accelerator
09:39 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

WASHINGTON, DC – WPC 2014 – July 14, 2014 - OCZ Storage Solutions – a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the introduction and availability of its next generation SQL Server acceleration solution.

The new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator 1.5 supports Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2012 and 2008 R2 versions expanding on the key flash-based storage features that improve I/O access performance. OCZ presents the new SQL accelerator today through July 17th at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2014, Booth #2506A, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

ZD-XL SQL Accelerator 1.5 provides optimized and efficient flash acceleration for SQL Server through unique integration with the application and has been enriched over the previous ZD-XL 1.0 version to enable database administrators (DBAs) to unleash the full power of SQL Server 2014 features, such as flash Buffer Pool Extension (BPE) support, so that database pages can be accessed faster by loading them directly from flash.

To read more, please click here!

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QNAP Launches 7-in-1 Mobile NAS QGenie for File Storage, Power Bank, Internet Sharing and More
09:30 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Taipei, Taiwan, July 14, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of QGenie, a pocket-sized 7-in-1 mobile NAS for file storage, power bank, Internet sharing, and more. With its compact design, QGenie fits perfectly in the pocket yet provides powerful functions to meet users’ day-to-day mobile needs.

QGenie offers a great mobile NAS solution to wirelessly and flexibly extend the storage space of mobile devices. Users can optimize their storage space by transferring files to QGenie when they need to make room for more photos, music, and apps. Users can enjoy the utmost convenience by using the myQNAPcloud service, Qsync, and Qfile mobile app, to create a personal cloud to save, access, sync, and share all the files stored on QGenie on the go.

QGenie also allows users to back up and retrieve their phonebooks from Android™ and iOS® devices by using Qfile mobile app, protecting their important data from loss. It is also perfect for saving users from manually entering all the names and numbers of their contacts into new phones.

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Trend Micro Builds Safer Mobile Gaming Experience for Consumers in Malaysia
09:20 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Kuala Lumpur, 14 July 2014 – Consumers beware! 61 percent of consumers in Malaysia have either encountered or downloaded fake or risky apps on their mobile devices or do not know if their devices are infected with malware or viruses, according to a recent online poll conducted by Trend Micro Inc. (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704 ), a global developer of security software solutions.

To help combat the rapid rise of malicious and high-risk mobile apps in a game-loving nation like Malaysia, Trend Micro has come together with mobile game developers from around Asia to set up the Safe Gaming Alliance. This announcement signifies Trend Micro’s new focus on the mobile gaming industry, building upon its deep experience in the mobile and social networking space.

As part of this commitment, Trend Micro is introducing the first-of-its kind Dr. Safety mobile security app, together with game developers in an effort to create a world safer for mobile gaming. First launched in Taiwan, the app is now available in the rest of Asia Pacific. It features six secure game technologies including a security certified games recommendations feature, to ensure consumers are downloading legitimate gaming apps for the best possible mobile gaming experience.

To read more, please click here!

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Sunday, July 13, 2014
BIOS Option Of The Week - OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M
09:57 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition.

Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.

This week, we will be taking a look at the OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"Older versions of IBM’s OS/2 operating system use the BIOS function Int15 [AX=E801> to detect the size of installed system memory. Microsoft Windows, on the other hand, uses the BIOS function Int15 [EAX=0000E820>.

However, the Int15 [AX=E801> function was later scrapped as not ACPI-compliant. As a result, OS/2 cannot detect the correct size of system memory if more than 64 MB of memory is installed..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M

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News From Other Hardware Sites!
12:02 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Chai

- Bluetooth Speaker for Apple audio enthusiasts review @ HardwareHeaven.com
- TR’s June 2014 mobile staff picks @ Tech Report
- Patriot Memory 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Viper 3 LP Memory Kit (PVL38G160C9K) Review @ Madshrimps
- Intel SSD DC P3700 NVMe PCIe Review @ HotHardware.com
- A Beginner’s Guide to the Linux Command Line @ TECHSPOT
- Gigabyte Z97X-SLI Motherboard review @ PureOverclock
- Mionix Naos 8200 Gaming Mouse Video Review with DaveChaos @ Hardware Heaven
- Kingston HyperX Fury Red DDR3 1866MHz 16GB Memory Review @ Hardware Heaven
- Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard Review @ Modders-Inc
- Zotac Zbox OI520 Plus "Sphere" SFF PC Review @ HotHardware.com
- Nokia X Review @ TECHSPOT
- EVGA Geforce GTX 750 Ti Video Card Review @ OCmodshop
- Edifier Luna Eclipse 2.0 Speaker Set Review @ Madshrimps
- Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps
- Enermax iVektor Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Review @ HotHardware.com
- Asus GTX 760 Striker Platinum review @ LanOC Reviews
- Corsair’s Vengeance K70 keyboard reviewed @ Tech Report
- Intel Core i7-4790K Devil’s Canyon Review @ TECHSPOT
- ROCCAT Siru Gaming Mouse Pad Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- GRID Autosport Video Review and 4K Gallery @ Hardware Heaven
- Samsung 845DC EVO 240GB, 960GB SATA SSD review @ Custom PC Review
- ADATA Premier Pro SP920SS 256 GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- HIS R7 260X iCooler 2GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
- Computex 2014: HyperX Strikes Back @ Madshrimps
- 20 of the Worst PC Setups – June 2014 @ ThinkComputers.org
- Sentey Lumenata Pro Gaming Mouse Review @ TechwareLabs.com
- ADATA XPG SX300 SATA 6Gb/s mSATA SSD Review @ Modders-Inc
- LG G3 Review: QHD High Res Android Power review @ HotHardware.com
- Overclocking the Core i7-4790K @ Tech Report
- PowerColor Devil 13 Dual Core 290X (290X2) Graphics Card Performance Review | Hardware Heaven
- OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCIe SSD review @ Custom PC Review
- Corsair Graphite Series 730T Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- DXRacer TV Lounge Chair review @ LanOC Reviews
- Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail Tablet Review @ HotHardware.com
- Intel Core i7-4790K (Devil’s Canyon) CPU Review featuring Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5 review @ Hardware Heaven
- Intel Core i7 4790K CPU review @ OCmodshop
- Rosewill’s Apollo RK-9100xBBR mechanical keyboard reviewed @ Tech Report
- Wicked Audio Heist Earbuds Review @ ThinkComputers.org
- Summertime PC Maintenance @ LanOC Reviews
- Samsung’s 850 Pro solid-state drive reviewed @ Tech Report
- Samsung 850 Pro SSD Review@ TECHSPOT
- Samsung SSD 850 Pro 128GB and 1TB Review @ HotHardware.com
- Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD review @ Custom PC Review

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 8.1
10:03 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


These days, there are so many workstation graphics card models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this comprehensive guide to 173 workstation graphics cards.

We hope this comparison will provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various workstation graphics cards in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates.

Here are the latest updates in Revision 8.1 :
- Added the AMD FirePro W8100 graphics card.
- Added a new OpenCL Support specification for all AMD workstation graphics cards.
Link : Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 8.1

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked! Rev. 5.3
12:32 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


This guide was written in response to the numerous fallacies about the hard disk drive that are still being propagated in many forum discussions.

As you read through this guide, you may think that some of these myths may have been made up. We wished that was true. We collected these myths from various discussions we heard or read over time.

So, let’s get down to basics and examine some of these common fallacies or myths and debunk them!

Here are the changes in this update :
- Added Myth #61 on AV-optimized hard disk drives causing data corruption when used in desktops or servers.
- Added Myth #62 on booting Microsoft Windows off GPT-formatted hard disk drives.
- Updated Myth #32 with a note on current ramp load / unload technology.
- Updated Myth #60 with a note on the Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air’s metal chassis.
We now have 62 HDD myths in this article!

Link : Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked! Rev. 5.3

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MSI introduces new ECO Series Motherboards
12:24 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

MSI, world leader in motherboard technology, is proud to announce its groundbreaking new Intel based ECO Series motherboards. MSI ECO Series motherboards are the pinnacle of technical ingenuity through revolutionary PCB and software design, resulting in less use of power than a light bulb!

Introducing 3 new models with the MSI H97M ECO, B85M ECO and H81M ECO motherboard. The new MSI ECO Series motherboards offer an unmatched efficiency with power saving up top 40% while delivering 100% performance and 100% compatibility with all 4th generation Intel CPUs and high speed DDR3 memory.

With reliable and fast Gigabit LAN from Intel®, SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 providing fast storage options and much more, the MSI ECO Series motherboards offer a wide selection of features. Guard-Pro and Military Class 4 provide all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials.

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