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Ravpower RP-PB13 14,000 mAh Power Bank Review

Smartphones and mobile devices are such an integrated part of our everyday lives now. We all know what it’s like to be using our beloved tech when that dreaded ‘Low Battery’ symbol appears. It’s not an ideal situation at all, especially if you have a busy lifestyle and spend a …

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Isaw Extreme offers GoPro alternative

There’s been a lot of developments in the high-definition camera world over the past few years, with devices like the Flip HD cam becoming hugely popular and then dipping off as phones began to catch up, but one of the more obvious developments has been with the portable, hands free, …

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Sony to spin-off TV business, focus on 4K, high-end models

Sony Corp. on Thursday said it would implement additional reform measures to return its TV business to profitability. The company said it would shift its focus on high-margin premium-class TV-sets, including those with 4K resolution and will continue to cut-down its costs. The latter will effect in optimizations, outsourcing and …

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Turtle Beach launching Titanfall Atlas headset

With the upcoming release of Titanfall for the Xbox One and PC, it’s no surprise that companies are jumping on board to sell tie-in hardware and Turtle Beach is no different. It’s got a high end gaming headset called the Atlas set to debut on launch day – though it …

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Shipments of 4K desktop monitors to reach two million in 2014

Thanks to dropping manufacturing costs leading to declines in average selling prices (ASPs), shipments of ultra-high-definition (UHD) desktop monitors with 4K resolution are expected to increase steadily this year. In the coming years, displays with UHD will continue to lose price and gain adoption, according to NPD DisplaySearch. Unfortunately, 4K …

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Chairman of Asus vows smart-watch device in 2014

Asustek Computer first demonstrated a prototype of a smart-watch device (code-named Waveface) around four years ago. This year, the product of this kind is expected to become a reality, according to the company’s chairman Jonney Shih. Asustek Computer, one of the leading maker of computers and PC components, told its …

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LaCie 5Big 20TB Thunderbolt RAID Review

Thunderbolt, and lightning, very very frightening me! Tacky ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ quotes aside, it is great to see that the Thunderbolt interface is finally seeing some traction in the PC marketplace, having already experienced great success with Apple’s hardware. The major motherboard manufacturers are adopting Thunderbolt on a handful of their …

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Func launches new HS-260 headset, without Funkman

I know guys, I know. Funkman was your favourite character of anything ever and of course, with a name like Funkman, why wouldn’t he be used in the upcoming campaign for Func’s new headset, the HS-260? He has the afro, which clearly relates to the comfortable headband and the fact …

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Func HS-260 headset review

Despite the fact that being a PC gamer usually means you’re swimming in much deeper nerd waters than your average console or handheld gamer, there’s always been a desire to make peripherals look cool. A lot of the time, that means black, heavy duty plastic and bright LEDs with varying …

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Tt eSPORTS ConsoleOne Gaming Headset

Today we are going to look at Tt eSPORTS first attempt at a console gaming headset, the ConsoleOne.  It appears to be based heavily on the Shock gaming headset that we reviewed recently and commended for delivering excellent value for money.  In addition to being a console gaming headset, the …

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Oculus Rift to be wireless at launch?

The Oculus Rift is already available in devkit form for those that want to drop a couple of hundred pounds on something that’s still very unfinished, with only a few full gameplay experiences available. But later this year the consumer version looks likely to hit the shelves, bringing with it …

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Asustek and Nvidia roll-out G-Sync upgrade kit for VG248QE display

For those gamers, who want to experience the highly-anticipated G-Sync technology now, Asustek Computer and Nvidia Corp. this week rolled-out a special do-it-yourself (DIY) kit that allows to add the GPU-display synchronisation technology to existing Asus VG248QE monitor. The kit requires significant experience with assembly of electronics and is clearly …

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Valve drops touchscreen from Steam controllers

Valve has taken the bold step to remove the touchscreen from its upcoming commercial release of the Steam Controller, due to the fact that it struggled with backwards compatibility in games that were designed with an Xbox or similar controller in mind. Replacing the central touchscreen will be a standard …

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Sony CEO: 4K TVs are years away from mainstream market

Despite all the buzz regarding 4K ultra-high-definition format in general and UHD televisions in particular, Kazuo Hirai, chief executive officer of Sony Corp., believes that the technology is years away from becoming a mainstream one. Nonetheless, he is already thinking about time when 4K TVs become commodity and his company …

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