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STEELSERIES APEX M750 REVIEW: FOR PEOPLE WHO PRIORITIZE RGB LIGHTING ABOVE ALL OTHER FEATURES

Earlier this year I finally got around to covering SteelSeries’s Apex M800 and its proprietary QS1 switch, and now it’s gone. Yes, after just one keyboard, SteelSeries has ditched the QS1 switch, with its square housing and centered LED. Taking its place is the Apex M750 keyboard designed around the all-new QX2 switch—still proprietary, but quite a bit more familiar. The QX2 falls squarely into “Cherry MX knockoff” territory, as with so many switches these days. So how does it…

Science

Hardware Issues Make Google Pixel Phones Feel Like Expensive Beta Products

HIGHLIGHTS Google positioned the Pixel phones as premium flagships Just three months after the launch, many issues have been reported Numerous reports show problems with the mic, speakers, camera There are a lot of things to like about the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google’s new flagship smartphones. The cameras on both smartphones have been consistently appreciated by critics, Google Assistant is the best virtual assistant we have on a smartphone to date, Android 7.1 Nougat is buttery smooth and highly…

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Raspberry Pi Zero HubPiWi Blue Adds WiFi, USB Ports And More

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that are looking for an easy way to add extra functionality to the tiny Raspberry Pi Zero mini PC, may be interested in a new piece of hardware which has been created by Vikas Shukla called the HubPiWi Blue. The HubPiWi Blue has been created to easily and Bluetooth and wireless connectivity as well as three useful USB ports to the Raspberry Pi Zero without any soldering. Check out the promotional video below to learn more about…

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Mural ZERO Wireless Headphones

Murel based in Studio City, Los Angeles, California have unveiled a new set of wireless headphones they have created called the Murel Zero, which have been designed to provide a true wireless experience with zero connectivity destruction. The team of sound engineers at Murel have now taken to Kickstarter to raise the $50,000 they require to take their new wireless headphones into production. Check out the video below to learn more about their inspiration, design and functionality. Headphones have evolved!…

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Microsoft Hololens Now Available For $3,000 To Non Developers

Previously the new Microsoft HoloLens augmented and virtual reality headset has only been made available to developers, but this week Microsoft have relaxed the requirements needed to purchase one of their new Hololens headsets allowing non-developers and those just interested in the technology the ability to purchase the $3,000 headset. To be eligible to purchase a Microsoft HoloLens you now only need to have a Microsoft account, an address in either Canada or the US and the $3,000 funds available…

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Raspberry Pi Zero Coding Over USB (video)

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that have already got their hands on the new Raspberry Pi Zero mini PC or just purchased one now that more stock is available throughout the UK and worldwide. Might be interested in a new tutorial video which has been published over on the official Raspberry Pi blog providing a comprehensive guide on programming and coding your new Raspberry Pi Zero $5 mini PC using a USB connection. Check out the 15 minute video which has been…

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AMD Radeon RX 480 Now Available Benchmarks Revealed

AMD has this week finally launch their new AMD Radeon RX 480 which are equipped with AMD’s Polaris technology, and when compared to one of the most popular graphics cards currently available, the RX 480 provides fantastic affordability. Currently the Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 970 graphics card is by far the most popular gaming graphics card hardware currently available. While the RX 480 is slightly faster AMD has priced it at just $199 making it well worth more investigation, if you…

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MSI GeForce GTX 1070 And GTX 1080 GAMING Z Graphics Cards Unveiled

MSI has this week unveiled new additions to its range of gaming graphics cards with the launch of the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 And GTX 1080 GAMING Z offering gamers the companies fastest Pascal graphics cards yet equipped with 8GB GDDR5X RAM. The two new graphics cards from MSI feature TWIN FROZR VI cooler with TORX Fan 2.0 technology together with the GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING Z 8G offering a 1657 MHz core and 1860 MHz GPU Boost clock. While…

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Proxmark Pro Proxmark3 Standalone Open Source RFID Tester (video)

Rysc Corp has unveiled a new open source board in the form of the Proxmark Pro which now offers a true standalone client and RFID test instrument, check out the video below to learn more. The Proxmark Pro will feature an FPGA with 5 times the logic cells of the Proxmark3 and will remove the need to switch between HF and LF bit streams during operation, to use developers. The Proxmark Pro aims to solve some of the existing problems…

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Marty The Robot Makes Learning About Robotics Easy

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts or those looking to learn more about robotics might be interested in the new educational system which is being created by Alexander Enoch based in Edinburgh within the UK. The new robotics education system is aptly called Marty The Robot and provides an easy and low-cost effective way of learning more about robotics in a fun and painless way. Watch the video to learn more about the robotic learning system that is in the final hours of…

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Nucleus Amazon Alexa Intercom Launches From $199

A new Amazon Alexa equipped communications hub has been unveiled this week in the form of the Nucleus which takes the form of a next-generation intercom and provides users with an easy way of staying in touch and also using Amazon’s Alexa voice service for updates, information and news. The desktop Nucleus system is equipped with an 8 inch touchscreen display together with a wide-angle camera, stereo speakers and support for connectivity via either ethernet or wireless whichever is more…

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SolidRun ClearFog Base Single Board Mini PC Unveiled For $90

SolidRun has this week unveiled a new addition to its ClearFog range of boards with the launch of a new single board computer (SBC) in the form of the ClearFog Base, that is ideal for network-based projects and more. The small mini PC is equipped with an Marvell ARMADA 38x processor supported by up to 2GB of RAM, and can be equipped with 4GB of eMMC storage. SolidRun has also included a handy microSD card reader to expand the internal…