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Unboxing The ASUS ZenFone 2 Smartphone
ASUS Malaysia kindly gave us the premium ZE551ML version of the ASUS ZenFone 2. Let's... Read here
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.9
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway : Mi In-Ear Headphones (Week 3)
This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums... Read here
BIOS Option Of The Week - Super Bypass Mode
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known... Read here
Microsoft Launches Skype For Business
On Thursday, the 14th of May 2015, Microsoft Malaysia officially launched Skype for B... Read here
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 30.9
Covering 628 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you ... Read here
#IncredibleZenDay - The Launch Of The ASUS ZenFone 2
To celebrate the launch, ASUS Malaysia arranged for a special #IncredibleZenDay event... Read here
Unboxing The Early 2015 Apple MacBook Pro
Today, we are going to unbox the latest 13" Apple MacBook Pro (Early 2015) for your v... Read here
Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.0
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 7.8
If you have no idea what's different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Co... Read here
How Fast Is The 512 GB PCIe X4 SSD In The 2015 MacBook Pro?
In this article, we will take a look at the performance of the 512 GB solid state dri... Read here
The HTC One M9+ & HTC Desire 826 Launch Event
On the 28th of April, 2015, we were invited to #makesomenoise at the launch of the HT... Read here
The Internet Censorship Bypass Guide
This guide seeks to build up a database of methods by which the common Internet user ... Read here
Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 17.0
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible t... Read here
Camera Shootout : The Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Vs. The Apple iPhone 6
In this comparison, we will compare the photos we took with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy ... Read here
   
ED#200 : Intel Intelligent Generations 2015
We have been invited to attend "Intelligent Generations" at Intel Penang this coming ... Read here
ED#199 : 6 Things The Samsung Galaxy S6 Does Better Than The iPhone 6
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are not just legitimate challengers of the A... Read here
ED#198 : Samsung Announces Availability Of The 64 GB Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone
The good news is that the Ringgit has strengthened against the US Dollar - it's now t... Read here
ED#188 : Apple iPhone 6 Copy Corruption Bug RESOLVED!
Last month, I moved three videos and a bunch of photos from my Apple iPhone 6 to my c... Read here
ED#197 : One Apple & Three Samsung Tidbits For You
We recently heard some juicy bits of information from our sources, who shall remain u... Read here
ED#196 : 8 Facts You Never Knew About Western Digital's Hardware Encryption
There are some things you probably don't know about the hardware encryption feature i... Read here
ED#195 : No, Google Malaysia Didn't Get Hacked
This morning, Malaysians were treated to a shocking sight when they got down to serio... Read here
ED#194 : One Year GST Holiday On Computers
Check out their short press release, which has led to a flurry of excited responses f... Read here
ED#193 : Jony Ive : Waterproof iPhone Not Happening... Ever
In an internal email that discussed possible "killer features" for a future iPhone, A... Read here
ED#192 : What To Do If You Destroyed Your Apple iPhone
Ever since HTC announced that they would cover their newly-launched HTC One (M9) smar... Read here
ED#191 : Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Launch Date & Prices
We have also identified more launch countries and their launch prices. Check out the ... Read here
ED#190 : HTC To Provide Free Accidental Damage Warranty For The HTC One M9!
With a slew of other Android smartphone manufacturers fighting for the same market se... Read here
ED#189 : Pre-Order Record For Samsung GALAXY S6 & S6 Edge & Other Updates
Although the lack of a microSD slot or a user-replaceable battery had many people gru... Read here
ED#187 : How Well Does The Samsung S Voice Work?
Today, we are going to perform a few simple tests to see how well the Samsung S Voice... Read here
ED#186 : Experiencing The Samsung Gear S Smart Watch At The Samsung Gear S Spy Camp! Rev. 2.0
Check out what I experienced during the Samsung Gear S Spy Camp! Read here
   
   
   
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
ED#200 : Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 (Pre-Event)
11:27 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

We are now in Penang! Tomorrow, we will be going to the Intel PG12 facility for the Intel Intelligent Generations event!

At the Intel Intelligent Generations event, we will have the opportunity to interview the "Intel Rockstars".



The Intel Rockstars are members of the Intel teams that worked on the Intel Compute Stick, the 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family (codenamed Broadwell) and the Intel Atom X3 processor.

So if you have any questions on those subjects, do let us know and we will help you ask the Intel Rockstars!

Be sure to check our Facebook page for the LIVE updates, and come back for the post-event updates!

Link : ED#200 : Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 (Pre-Event)

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28627-ed-200-intel-intelligent-generations-2015-a.html#post377419




Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Unboxing The ASUS ZenFone 2 Smartphone
10:37 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

ASUS launched the ASUS ZenFone 2 family of smartphones to great acclaim. Here in Malaysia, more than 1,500 ASUS fans lined up to be the first to purchase and own one.

It is, after all, the world’s first smartphone to come with 4 GB of RAM and the latest 22 nm Intel Atom (Moorefield) quad-core processor. Yet they only cost between $169 (RM 599) and $369 (RM 1299)! No wonder they are selling like hot cakes.



ASUS Malaysia kindly gave us the premium ZE551ML version of the ASUS ZenFone 2, which is just in time to cover the Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 event. This ASUS ZenFone 2 model comes with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

Now, let’s unbox the new ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphone, and see what’s inside!


Link : Unboxing The ASUS ZenFone 2 Smartphone

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28630-unboxing-asus-zenfone-2-smartphone.html




Monday, May 18, 2015
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway : Mi In-Ear Headphones (Week 3)
10:43 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

We are almost at the end of the third week of Contest #4 - Mi In-Ear Headphones!

The high-end Silver or Rose Gold models are not only silver / gold-plated, they feature a metal composite diaphragm and a dual damping system for a purer sound quality.

The basic models lack the silver / gold plating but feature the same piston design and dual damping system that deliver superior sound quality and powerful bass, as well as long-lasting copper voice coils.

In addition, every unit will come with mystery swag from us!



This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums and the Tech ARP Facebook page, we are also going to reward our readers! So there are three ways you can win prizes in our 2015 giveaway :
a) Participate In The Forums
b) Facebook Share, Like & Comment
c) Just Read Our Articles
It’s THAT simple!
NEW IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE FACEBOOK CONTEST

Due to the number of fake accounts set up expressedly for the purpose of "gaming" these contests, we will be using the number of Friends as a multiplier (adjusted with a divider*). That means your Likes and Shares will be multiplied by the number of Friends associated with your Facebook account when determining the "final number" of entries to be entered into the Contest Pool.

Also, as a point of clarification - each Like and each Share will be treated separately. If you liked and shared a post, that will be considered equivalent to two likes or two shares. If you have 10 Friends associated with your account, you will receive 2 x 10 = 20 entries.


* A divider may be applied to avoid a single participant with thousands of fans from automatically winning all of the contests.
Link : The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway : Mi In-Ear Headphones (Week 3)

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28440-tech-arp-2015-mega-giveaway-2.html#post377417



Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.9
10:05 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications.

Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 1061 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU.


Here’s the latest update in Revision 15.9 :
- Added the Intel Core i7-6700K (Future) quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i7-6700 (Future) quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i5-6600K (Future) quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i5-6600 (Future) quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i5-6500 (Future) quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i5-6400 (Future) quad-core processor.
- Added the Intel Core i7-5775C (Future) quad-core processor.
Link : Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.9

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/20948-desktop-cpu-comparison-guide-29.html#post377414



QNAP : Mastering P2V (Physical Server To Virtual Machine)
09:58 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Virtualization Station on QNAP NAS can easily run virtual machines that have been converted from physical PCs or servers, allowing users to consolidate their IT infrastructure, easily back up and restore important systems, benefit from high performance & storage capacity, and save on purchasing and maintaining hardware.



VMware, the cloud and virtualization services provider, offers professional software that helps businesses to deploy flexible and efficient virtualization applications. Its VMware® vCenter™ Converter™ can convert physical machines into virtual machines.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28629-qnap-mastering-p2v-physical-server-virtual-machine.html




Sunday, May 17, 2015
BIOS Option Of The Week - Super Bypass Mode
10:57 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 Super Bypass Mode BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"This BIOS feature basically allows the memory request organizer (MRO) of the memory controller to skip certain pipeline stages while transferring data to and from the memory subsystem.

This improves memory performance by allowing lower latency accesses to the memory subsystem. However, this feature can only be safely enabled if the following conditions are true..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - Super Bypass Mode

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/24898-bios-option-week-32.html#post377402




Saturday, May 16, 2015
ED#200 : Intel Intelligent Generations 2015
12:51 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

We have been invited to attend "Intelligent Generations" at Intel Penang this coming Wednesday and Thursday (20th and 21st of May)!

At the Intel Intelligent Generations event, we will also have the opportunity to interview the "Intel Rockstars".



The Intel Rockstars are members of the Intel teams that worked on the Intel Compute Stick, the 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family (codenamed Broadwell) and the Intel Atom X3 processor.

So if you have any questions on those subjects, do let us know and we will help you ask the Intel Rockstars!

Link : ED#200 : Intel Intelligent Generations 2015

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28627-ed-200-intel-intelligent-generations-2015-a.html



WD® Drives Solutions and Rewards with Enhanced myWD™ Channel Partner Program
12:33 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

May 15, 2015 – WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and a world leader in storage solutions, today revealed its enhanced myWD™ Partner Program, an award-winning loyalty channel program for MSPs, VARs, and integrators with new features such as product solution centers, industry-focused marketing assets and on-demand product training.



As a result of more than a year of survey and ongoing feedback from WD’s valued myWD partners, the new and improved site offers new features that lead to a seamless user experience for myWD partners providing relevant and easy-to-access information at their fingertips. The new features include...

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28626-wd-drives-solutions-rewards-enhanced-mywd-channel-partner-program.html




Friday, May 15, 2015
Microsoft Launches Skype For Business
03:00 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

On Thursday, the 14th of May 2015, Microsoft Malaysia officially launched Skype for Business, giving businesses in Malaysia the familiar experience of Skype with enterprise-grade security, compliance, and control of Microsoft Lync.



Microsoft is convinced that this combination of Skype and Lync will deliver an incredibly useful and trusted communications and collaboration platform for people working together. Let’s take a look!

Link : Microsoft Launches Skype For Business

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28625-microsoft-launches-skype-business.html



Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 30.9
01:03 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Covering 686 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 24 different specifications for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide.

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 in Revision 30.9 :
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti (Future) graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra Extreme graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 family of graphics cards.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce 6600 family of graphics cards.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce 6500 graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce 6200 family of graphics cards.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce 5900 family of graphics cards.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce 5800 family of graphics cards.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce 5700 family of graphics cards.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce 5600 family of graphics cards.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce 5500 graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce 5300 graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce 5200 family of graphics cards.
- Renamed the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 SE/XT to the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 LE.
Link : Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 30.9

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/7916-desktop-graphics-card-comparison-guide-66.html#post377392




Thursday, May 14, 2015
#IncredibleZenDay - The Launch Of The ASUS ZenFone 2
12:02 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Although ASUS officially launched the ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphones at their "See What Others Can’t See" media event in Jakarta on the 21st of April, 2015 (see our coverage here and here), they were not made available here in Malaysia until the 9th of May, 2015.



To celebrate the launch, ASUS Malaysia arranged for a special #IncredibleZenDay event at KL Live. They also arranged for the attendees to be the first to purchase and own the new ZenFone 2 smartphones. As a result, there was a rush to be amongst the lucky few to attend the event. Originally slated for 1,000 ASUS fans, the event had to be expanded to allow another 500 fans to join the launch event.

Link : #IncredibleZenDay - The Launch Of The ASUS ZenFone 2

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Discuss here: http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=880



Microsoft and Telekom Malaysia: Enabling a digital transformation for all Malaysians
11:43 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 May 2015 — Microsoft and Telekom Malaysia Berhad (“TM”) today announced a landmark joint effort to deliver cloud-based digital experiences for Malaysians, enabling them to meet the converging demands of life and work.

This collaboration aims to combine the portfolio strength of both companies to deliver integrated services uniquely designed for consumers and businesses. While this helps fulfill TM’s promise of “Life Made Easier” and “Business Made Easier”, it will also provide Microsoft with the opportunity to innovate replicable go-to-market models with Malaysia as a launch pad.



Combining the breadth of Microsoft’s cloud and mobile offerings with TM’s capability in converged connectivity and ICT, this strategic collaboration was made official during an executive discussion followed by the exchange of documents between the two companies in Redmond today attended by Cesar Cernuda, President for Microsoft Asia-Pacific and Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer of TM. The exchange of documents was witnessed by Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28622-microsoft-telekom-malaysia-enabling-digital-transformation-all-malaysians.html




Wednesday, May 13, 2015
ED#199 : 6 Things The Samsung Galaxy S6 Does Better Than The iPhone 6
10:45 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

It’s official. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are a smashing success for Samsung. Unlike the lacklustre reception to the Galaxy S5, the launch of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge saw people prebooking and even queuing up in droves to be the first to own one!



Why the craze? Because the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are not just legitimate challengers of the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, they actually beat them in many aspects. Let’s take a look.

Link : ED#199 : 6 Things The Samsung Galaxy S6 Does Better Than The iPhone 6

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28620-ed-199-6-things-samsung-galaxy-s6-does-better-than-iphone-6-a.html



12 students to represent Malaysia at the prestigious Intel ISEF 2015
10:18 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

PENANG, May 13, 2015 – Malaysia will be represented by twelve Form 4 and Form 5 students at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) taking place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition where approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for about US$4 million in prizes.



Last year, Faye Jong Sow Fei from SMK Batu Lintang bagged the most wins for Malaysia in Intel ISEF history. She received the First Award of US$3,000 in the Environmental Management Category, Top Winner of the Best of Category consisting of US$5,000 and US$1,000 for her school and the affiliated fair she represents, as well as an all-expense-paid trip to attend the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Warsaw, Poland, where she was awarded a Host Award of EUR2,500 sponsored by Powszechny Zakl’ad Ubezpieczen.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28619-12-students-represent-malaysia-prestigious-intel-isef-2015-a.html




Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Unboxing The Early 2015 Apple MacBook Pro
10:44 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

The long-awaited Early 2015 refresh of the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display brought with it significant improvements, even while it maintained the same unibody design.

While most pundits already predicted an upgrade to the 5th Generation Intel Core processor (codenamed Broadwell), its attendant Iris Graphics 6100 graphics processor and a longer battery life, no one expected the Early 2015 MacBook Pro to also feature the new Force Touch trackpad and a much faster SSD.



All-in-all, they provided enough incentive for many people to upgrade, include yours truly. Today, we are going to unbox the latest 13" Apple MacBook Pro (Early 2015) for your viewing pleasure. We will also compare it to the mid-2010 MacBook Pro. Let’s take a look!

Link : Unboxing The Early 2015 Apple MacBook Pro

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28618-unboxing-early-2015-apple-macbook-pro.html



HyperX Achieves Fastest 128GB DDR4 Memory Kit
10:33 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Hsinchu, Taiwan – May 12, 2015– HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced that it has created the world’s fastest DDR4 128GB memory kit running at an astounding 3000MHz.



The kit consists of eight 16GB HyperX Predator modules (16GB x 8) with ultra-tight 16-16-16-36 timings and XMP profiles for easy and stable overclocking. The accomplishment was achieved using the MSI X99 MPOWER motherboard in an eight module, quad-channel configuration along with an Intel® Core™ i7 5820K processor.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28617-hyperx-achieves-fastest-128gb-ddr4-memory-kit.html



vivo Sudirman Cup 2015 Contest
10:21 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Badminton and vivo fans rejoice! vivo Malaysia has a Sudirman Cup contest for you guys!

Have you watched the exciting match from Sudirman Cup 2015 just now? A big hooray for Dato’ Lee Chong Wei and Malaysia team!

Wish to support your favourite team LIVE at the battle court? vivo wish to share with you a golden opportunity to experience Sudirman Cup 2015 LIVE in Dongguan! Stand a chance to win away exclusive Sudirman Cup VIP tickets with return tickets and accommodation.

Way to participate? All you need is just a picture!
To read more, please click here!

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Monday, May 11, 2015

   
Western Digital Blue (WD10SPCX) 1 TB Slim Mobile Hard Disk Drive
Western Digital Caviar Green (WD30EZRSDTL) 3 TB Hard Disk Drive Review Rev. 2.0
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5 TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive
Western Digital Elements Play 2 TB HD Media Player Review
NVIDIA GeForce To Quadro Soft-Mod Guide Rev. 4.1
Seagate 250 GB Momentus 5400.4 SATA Notebook Hard Drive Review Rev. 1.1
ASUS Extreme N7300GS GeForce 7300 GS Graphics Card Review Rev. 1.1
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens Review Rev. 1.1
O2 Xphone Smartphone Review
Notebook Power-Up Guide

 
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