10 Useful OS X Yosemite Features and more
Posted on: 10/30/2014 11:09 AM

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:

10 Useful OS X Yosemite Features You Might Have Missed
ASUS X99-A Motherboard
ECS Z97-PK Deluxe mATX Motherboard Review
Galax GeForce GTX 980 SOC Review
Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB USB 3.0 Review
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review
NZXT Kraken X41 Liquid CPU Cooler Review
Pivos XIOS XS Entertainment Center Review
Seasonic Platinum Series 1050 W
Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphone Review
Silicon Power Armor A30 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review
The Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 1866MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Reviewed
Zyxel PLA5206 review: 1000 Mbps power-line

10 Useful OS X Yosemite Features You Might Have Missed
Ever since OS X Yosemite came out, everyone has been looking to see if they can find all of the hidden features not so widely reported by Timmy up on his stage.  So I decided to go a-hunting and see what I could find. After much hunting, here are the that I personally found useful, in no particular order. I have highlighted the word useful because I have missed ones out that I think are not useful. Because useful is what were all about here at MakeUseOf.


Read full article @ MakeUseOf

ASUS X99-A Motherboard
The ASUS X99-A is a mid-range motherboard for the new Intel high-end "Haswell-E" processors, based on the new LGA2011-v3 socket. It includes three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, ten SATA-600 ports (with one SATA Express connector), ten USB 3.0 ports, and a high-end audio controller. Let's take a good look at this board.


Read full article @ Hardware Secrets

ECS Z97-PK Deluxe mATX Motherboard Review
I am constantly asked to help build a low cost system for the casual gamer. Generally, I'll point them to an AMD based system, which doesn't compare to an Intel Core i5 system, but generally it's within people's budget and does what they need. Earlier this year, Intel released the Pentium Anniversary G3258, which comes unlocked and has been found to be a massive overclocking processor. ECS has released the Z97-PK Deluxe mATX motherboard is designed for Socket 1150 processors, with a focus on the Intel Pentium G3258 '20th Anniversary Edition' processor. Right now, the ECS Z97-PK Deluxe motherboard is a little hard to find as it is just being released, but you can find it at a few places for $79.99 plus shipping. This makes it the lowest priced Intel Z97 board on the market and I just had to take a look at it.


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Galax GeForce GTX 980 SOC Review
We review the GALAX GeForce GTX SOC edition located under SKU code 98NQH6DNC7VZ. SOC is short for Super Overclocked, and that certainly is the case. Armed with sturdy looks, based on a custom PCB and a third party cooler the guys behind KFA2 and Galaxy have introduced this gaming weaponry to get you through the Christmas season. The card has 4 GB graphics memory and comes factory tweaked for you. Oh and hey, it overclocks nicely as well as we even pass 1500 MHz on the GPU boost frequency.

'Um Hilbert... GALAX?' - Yes man, KFA2 and Galaxy made a drastic change, the two brands (naming wise) ceased to exist. Galaxy Technology and KFA2 merged into one single brand, GALAX. Same products, same quality and same warranty, but a different name.


Read full article @ Guru3D

Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB USB 3.0 Review
Kingston is already well known for its desktop RAM modules and Solid State Drives but they also make flash drives for those of you who need to back up data and take it on the go. Chances are, you have several USB sticks lying around already so what makes the HyperX Fury stand out from the rest? Lets find out…


Read full article @ KitGuru

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review
If you're looking for the best Android tablet money can buy, look no further than the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. With a Tegra K1 processor and NVIDIA's constantly evolving SHIELD platform, which includes such great features like GameStream and Gamepad Mapper, there's a lot to love. In fact, the only tablets that truly surpass the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet are a few high-end tablets running Windows 8.1, but you're also talking about ones that are more than double the price.


Read full article @ OCC

NZXT Kraken X41 Liquid CPU Cooler Review
For several years now NZXT has been reaping the benefits of listening to the computerbuilding/modding community and delivering products that they actually want. This in turn has led to one of the most loyal customer bases and served to increase the popularity of their brand. So NZXT has amassed what is essentially an all-star team of products ranging from power supplies to cases to CPU coolers and pretty much everything in between save for the bits that do the number crunching. Fortunately for us they haven’t let up yet. Today we will be checking out their newest offering in the AIO cooler category the Kraken X41. Follow along as we find out if this cooler deserves a starting position, or an eternal ride of shame on the bench.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Pivos XIOS XS Entertainment Center Review
The upgrade to the previous XIOS DS is now baptized XIOS XS and features a notably faster dual-core processor at 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, a dual-core internal GPU at 500Mhz and also 8GB of internal NAND for storing the applications. The box is set to launch a customized XBMC release with an easy to use skin which can be always reverted to default and additional software can be always installed from the Google Play Store.


Read full article @ Madshrimps

Seasonic Platinum Series 1050 W
We evaluated the flagship Seasonic unit SS-1200XP3 some time ago. In this review, we will check on the second-strongest model of the series with 1050 W capacity, the SS-1050XP3. It comes with the same features - Platinum efficiency and a fully modular design, for instance. Like its big brother, it also delivers top-notch performance.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphone Review
ModSynergy has reviewed many products over the past 12-years being online. A wide variety of items have come and gone on this website. I'm shocked and cannot believe I started this website back when I was only 15-years old, just reminiscing about this gives me goose bumps down my arm. It's been a great ride, but it hasn't always been easy finding the motivation at times, but I've been fortunate and blessed to be doing something I very much enjoy for a very long time.

I've said something to this effect in some of my previous audio reviews, an analogy, but thinking about the length of time ModSynergy has been online is kind of like fine wine aging throughout the years. Individuals change, their perspectives change, their taste's change, their styles change, what they previously thought was good change, it's part of that ongoing evolution, but in the end it should get better.


Read full article @ ModSynergy.com

Silicon Power Armor A30 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review
I tend to carry a book bag with my all the time and usually my external hard drive is in there. My lifestyle involves going between multiple buildings and homes all the time so it’s important that I have my tools and information with me. This means that there are many opportunities in my day for my external hard drive to fall on the ground and become damaged. Often it only takes on drop for the average drive to be damaged and all the data to be lost. I tend to keep backups of my very important data on another machine at home. However, that is not always possible, so losing that information would be catastrophic.


Read full article @ HiTech Legion

The Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 1866MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Reviewed
The Kingston HyperX Fury memory kits are all plug and play memory, but is also compatible with AMD systems. While you can change the frequencies in the BIOS manually, Fury is essentially “no fuss” plug and play without the need for BIOS or memory profile selection. Only one internal SPD profile is available so it should be as easy as powering up the system, and watching your settings flash at the BIOS boot up screen. The Kingston HyperX Fury 16 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 kit offers simplicty, higher frequencies, more memory bandwidth, a very attractive design, and an value oriented price point. Let’s put them to the test!


Read full article @ Futurelooks

Zyxel PLA5206 review: 1000 Mbps power-line
Not long ago, we saw that 600Mbps adapters clearly improve upon those from the previous generations. The first set of 1000Mbps adapters recently made its way to our test lab, in the shape of Zyxel's PLA5206. How well do these perform?

The test results we observed during our comparison of 600Mbps adapters speak for themselves. Despite the fact that the name suggests but a small upgrade, 600Mbps adapters are a substantial improvement over 500Mbps ones. The difference becomes especially clear as soon as you introduce interference/noise to the network. Zyxel was the first to send us an adapter kit featuring a PHY-rate of 1000 Mbps. We naturally began testing these as soon as we could.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info




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