Smartphone Photography: 10 Tips for Taking Great Shots and more
Posted on: 09/22/2014 08:16 AM

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:

Apotop Wi-Copy Multi-Function Wireless Storage Router and Power Bank Review
ASUS X99 Deluxe Motherboard Review
Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL Keyboard Review
Corsair Force LX 256GB Solid State Drive Review
Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Review
How to monitor user login history on CentOS with utmpdump
How to use CloudFlare as a ddclient provider under Ubuntu
Inateck UC4002 4-Port 30W USB Family Sized Desktop Charger Review
Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB 3000MHz Quad Channel DDR4 Kit Review
MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Review
NVIDIA GAME24 Coverage
QNAP TS-251 High Performance NAS for SOHO and Home Users Review
Smartphone Photography: 10 Tips for Taking Great Shots
Spider-Man Unlimited Review
Team Group Micro SDHC UHS-1 U3 32GB Review

Apotop Wi-Copy Multi-Function Wireless Storage Router and Power Bank Review
It seems everything is going mobile, well no, everything is mobile but storage is still an issue I think as I never seem to have enough. Apotop has come out with sort of a solution to the problem of limited storage in a device they’re calling the Wi-Copy which is a wi-fi storage device that let’s you transfer files wirelessly. The Wi-Copy is not just that though, it’s also a 5200mAh battery power bank, a wireless router and it can be a repeater to help extend your wireless network range. So read on…


Read full article @ TestFreaks

ASUS X99 Deluxe Motherboard Review
Despite being on the market for going on 3 years now the X79 LGA2011 platform was still a powerhouse in most respects, but it was starting to feel a little antiquated when compared directly to the newer Z97 LGA1150 platform and its next generation capabilities. With only two native SATA 6GB/s ports, no native USB 3.0, and not a hint of M.2 or SATA Express support, the flagship platform wasn't looking so grand anymore. Enter the brand new X99 LGA2011-v3 platform led by the monster Core i7-5960X and two wallet-friendly K parts. Not only does the X99 chipset have all the features of its mainstream cousin, but it has more of them, much more!

The ASUS X99 Deluxe motherboard that we are reviewing today is by far the most feature-rich model in the company's LGA2011-v3 lineup. It might sound cliché but this is definitely one of those Swiss Army Knife models that makes you question how they shoehorned so much functionality into one motherboard. With a retail price of about $400USD/$420CAD, the X99-Deluxe is very high-end motherboard that caters to the “I want it all” crowd, and as you will see it really does not disappoint.


Read full article @ Hardware Canucks

Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL Keyboard Review
Alright, here we are at the end of the review, and I've avoided it long enough: the price. So what is it going to cost to have the NovaTouch TKL on your desk? Well, if you didn't see it on the first page and die already, well it is up there. It will cost you a pretty $199.99 MSRP to have it. Why so much when you can almost buy two CM Storm Triggers for the same price? Well a lot has to do with the cost of the switch. If you didn't watch the video of the switch on the first page, go back and take a look. It's quite a bit different than your Cherry MX switch. You can almost see the cost adding up with the little spring for each key and the work of putting it together.


Read full article @ OCC

Corsair Force LX 256GB Solid State Drive Review
Corsair is known to provide us with a wide spectrum of Solid State Drives and we have already tested many of them in the past. Now the time has come for their newest entry level and budget drive in the Force family; the Corsair Force LX 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD).

There isn’t really any computer anywhere in the world that wouldn’t benefit from an upgrade of a solid state drive. You don’t need to have a brand new and high-end system to gain the benefits, even older system will benefit greatly in performance from such an upgrade. On top of that, it is one of the simplest and cheapest upgrades you can do. Solid state drive prices are dropping lower and lower all the time while the performance figures keep rising.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Review
It’s been while since Nvidia’s last graphics card launch; more specifically, it’s been quite awhile since Kepler first hit the market. And if we really want to split hairs, the Maxwell cards we saw with the GTX 750 Ti were really only half-measures, hitting the budget segments earlier this year. Suffice it to say, we’ve been eagerly waiting for Nvidia to release “the next big thing” in graphics cards, and today brings the end of that wait: the GeForce GTX 970.

The Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming is the specific model we’re looking at today, and it’s latest in the company’s popular model series, coming with an updated version of its namesake cooler. We’ve been impressed in the past with Windforce graphics cards, and we suspect this new one will be no different. It’s not an entirely fresh look, constructed in metal rather than plastic, but does come with an aggressive factory overclock and a few new surprises in store.


Read full article @ PureOverclock

How to monitor user login history on CentOS with utmpdump
Keeping, maintaining and analyzing logs (i.e., accounts of events that have happened during a certain period of time or are currently happening) are among the most basic and essential tasks of a Linux system administrator. In case of user management, examining user logon and logout logs (both failed and successful) can alert us about any potential security breaches or unauthorized use of our system. For example, remote logins from unknown IP addresses or accounts being used outside working hours or during vacation leave should raise a red flag.


Read full article @ Xmodulo

How to use CloudFlare as a ddclient provider under Ubuntu
DDclient is a Perl client used to update dynamic DNS entries for accounts on Dynamic DNS Network Service Provider. It was originally written by Paul Burry and is now mostly by wimpunk. It has the capability to update more than just dyndns and it can fetch your WAN-ipaddress in a few different ways.


Read full article @ Ubuntu Geek

Inateck UC4002 4-Port 30W USB Family Sized Desktop Charger Review
USB chargers are fairly common but it seems anymore that I just don’t have enough of them. I’ve got three kids and they all seem to have stuff that needs charging over USB and then I have all my stuff too. When you think of USB hubs you think of those that connect to your computer but how about one that’s stand alone? Today for review I have the Inateck UC4002 which is a 4 port 30 watt USB charger that you don’t need a computer for, you can just plug it into any wall socket and you’re ready to go. Read on the learn more…


Read full article @ TestFreaks

Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB 3000MHz Quad Channel DDR4 Kit Review
With every type of product there’s always a particular brand or SKU that rules the roost, that pushes the boundaries in terms of quality and performance. In the world of desktop computer memory there are a few of these: Corsair’s Dominator Platinum and G.Skill’s RipJaws are a couple of examples but today we have one of the most established and prestigious: Kingston’s HyperX Predator series.

The Predator name doesn’t just get put onto any old memory module: Kingston reserve it for the craziest frequencies, the highest quality cherry picked and speed binned SKUs and to top it all off there’s a whopping great big heatsink to keep things running cool. The specific kit we have today operates at a crazy 3000MHz, or 3GHz, and remember this is just the memory. That means the memory operates at the same frequency as the Core i7 5960X’s base frequency – crazy! Due to the super high frequency this kit also comes with a large heat spreader to tame the high 1.5 volts needed and it also comes with a high price tag which we’ll get onto later.


Read full article @ eTeknix

MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Review
Cars are something that have always fascinated me, in the sense that there are so many different designs that the engineers come up with. Sure a lot of them are based on many of the same parts with a different chassis and body style. Occasionally, though, you come across what I would call a sleeper. What I mean by that is a car that looks pretty ordinary on the outside but has a ton of power under the hood. In my case, I have fond memories of an older style Mustang that had a tuned and tweaked engine. It happened to be missing the markings on the side that it had the larger engine option in it so people would think it was slow.

One of the things that keeps cars running is, of course, cooling. There have been many different designs used to try and keep the engine cool when it is cranking, but generally we are at the point with technology that radiator, fan, and cooling fluid is used to keep the engine block at a reasonable temperature. Like with cars, overheating is a huge issue that needs to be avoided with computer components. Not only do you risk damage from overheating but you can’t get the speed you want without the right temperatures. Where cooling for cars has not changed much, over the past several years, cooling computer components has gone through lots of R & D. What we end up with is quieter, more effective cooling and the Twin Frozr V cooler.


Read full article @ HiTech Legion

NVIDIA GAME24 Coverage
NVIDIA's GAME24 is a celebration of gaming and the technology we love (and can't live without!). The GAME24 event is the first of its kind and was hosted in cities around the world (Los Angeles, Shanghai, Stockholm, London, Indianapolis, and other locations), and I am fortunate enough to live in one of them - Indianapolis. The event was held at the eBash Video Game Center on the northeast side of Indy and this location opened at the end of 2013, bringing the total to three for Indiana (Evansville and Terre Haute being the other two). The 7000+ square foot Indy facility has dozens of gaming computers ready for individuals or teams to enjoy the excitement of non-stop gaming. Early in the evening people started to line up outside at eBash (photo courtesy of NVIDIA's Kristi Borgia). So let's check out the event!


Read full article @ OCC

QNAP TS-251 High Performance NAS for SOHO and Home Users Review
The new high-performance TS-215 NAS from QNAP is built upon the Intel Celeron J1800 dual-core processor at 2.4GHz and is able to support on-the-fly video transcoding (thanks to Intel Quick Sync Video Technology), while offering very good transfer rates. While the tested unit was equipped with only 1GB of RAM, there is a 4GB version available too, which also supports running virtual machines.


Read full article @ Madshrimps

Smartphone Photography: 10 Tips for Taking Great Shots
While knowing about the hardware behind your smartphone's camera can be interesting, that knowledge isn't going to help you all that much when it comes to actually taking a photo on your smartphone. We've laid out ten tips for taking good photos on a smartphone. Some you may have heard before, and others perhaps not. Read on and you'll be well on your way to producing some awesome shots from a fairly limited camera platform.


Read full article @ Techspot

Spider-Man Unlimited Review
Spider-Man Unlimited is the latest endless runner from mobile gaming giant Gameloft. The game's premise involves Spider-Men and villains from various universes converging into a single universe. With slick production values and dozens of different Spider-Men to collect, Unlimited has a lot to offer for fans of the web-slinger. Windows Phone Central has already published a Tips and Tricks guide to help players in their battle against the Green Goblin and his cohorts. Now we return with our comprehensive review.


Read full article @ WP Central

Team Group Micro SDHC UHS-1 U3 32GB Review
Having one of the latest 3D or 4K video recorders or want to shoot RAW much faster? No problem since Team Group has you covered with their latest microSDHC UHS-1 U3 cards which come in both 16GB and 32GB variants and have rated speeds of 45MB/s writes and 90MB/s reads.


Read full article @ Madshrimps




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