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OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe Solid State Drive 08-04-2014

Today we have for review OCZ's latest RevoDrive 350. With the new model number falling in line with other recent OCZ offerings such as the Vertex 460 or Vector 150, the RevoDrive 350 marks OCZ's fourth generation PCIe-based SSD. Featuring dual or quad SandForce SF-2282 controllers (depending on capacity), the RevoDrive 350 offers up to an advertised 1800MB/s read and 1700MB/s write speeds and an astounding 135,000 to 140,000 IOPS. Utilizing the same 19nm Toshiba toggle flash found in OCZ's other recent offerings, the RevoDrive 350 sports a three year warranty with up to 50GB/day of host writes.

Swiftech Apogee XL CPU Waterblock 07-01-2014

Today we have for review Swiftech's absolute latest in blocks, the Apogee XL. Superseding the Apogee HD, which we reviewed two years ago, the XL offers some fine-tuning in performance for the latest AMD and Intel processors, reduced flow restriction and a new visual enhancement with LED back-lit logo plate in four included interchangeable colors: blue, green, red and white. There are two different versions available, the standard black polycarbonate body we received and an all-new XLC model with clear top.

X2 Aurel Noise Cancellation Headset 05-27-2014

X2 Products comes to us from a team of PC enthusiasts based in the Netherlands. X2 has sent over for review today the X2 Aurel audio headphones with passive noise cancellation. Despite having an in-line microphone, the Aurel seem to be emphasized more for their audio headphone performance rather than portrayed as a true gaming headset. X2 advertises the Aurel series 2.0 as genuine audio headphones designed for style and functionality with gold-plated cables, passive noise cancellation and superb and crystal clear sound.

OCZ 240GB Vertex 460 solid state drive 04-14-2014

One of the first announced products to come about as a result of Toshiba acquiring OCZ was the Vertex 460, a marriage of OCZ's Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller and Toshiba 19nm toggle flash memory. Advertising up to 545MB/s sequential reads and 525MB/s sequential writes and from 90,000 to 95,000 4K random IOPS, it appears as if OCZ is right back at the top of their game in the SSD market. Available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities with a three year warranty, the Vertex 460 joins the Vector 150 in OCZ's new lineup of consumer SSDs utilizing Toshiba's toggle NAND flash memory.

SilverStone Grandia GD08 HTPC Case 03-26-2014

SilverStone makes many different sizes and styles of HTPC cases. The chassis we'll be taking a look at today is their Grandia GD08 which supports a full-size ATX motherboard and power supply along with dual optical drives and as many as eight 3" and two 2" hard drives. Provisions for cooling are spacious as well with up to four 120mm intake and two 80mm exhaust fans plus extra venting in the top and rear.

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Berlin-based audio sharing platform SoundCloud has launched a new creator partner program called On SoundCloud. This program lays the foundation for content creators to make money from their work.

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Most cyber attacks from your typical home hacker, come by way of techniques used 10 years ago or more like phishing scams, poor password management, and things of that nature. But now it seems as though a research team from Germany has developed on all new strain of malware.

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T-Mobile is causing chaos in the wireless industry once again. Outspoken CEO John Legere on Thursday announced a new campaign in which the carrier will give free unlimited LTE data for a full year to anyone that refers a friend to T-Mobile from rival carriers AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. ...

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eBay is considering spinning off payment service PayPal. The company has been telling PayPal CEO candidates that such a move could take place as early as next year according to a report from The Information.

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Windows 9 may arrive sooner than most think. According to a new report from The Verge, the successor to Windows 8 is slated to debut at a special media event on September 30 - a date that lines up nicely with previous reports of a late September, early October unveiling.

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A new study claims that a large portion of the most popular free apps on Google Play are highly vulnerable to malicious attacks. Security firm FireEye recently released a study suggesting that SSL vulnerabilities within these apps and the man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks they allow for "are wreaking havoc on data...

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NSA leaker Edward Snowden has totally changed how we view privacy as it relates to the Internet. In addition to being more cautious about what we share online, some have taken additional steps such as switching to encrypted e-mail services, using proxy services and surfing with Tor, the anonymous web...

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Apple's iMessage used to be one of the better and safer ways to communicate outside of carrier-based text messaging. But according to security researcher Tom Landesman of anti-spam company Cloudmark, iMessage is now responsible for more than 30 percent of all spam delivered to mobile devices.

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The Oculus Rift has been the subject of multiple stories and Found pieces here at TechSpot, and for good reason - it's pretty awesome. The latest bit of virtual reality wizardry comes to us from the Summer Hack Day at Netflix's headquarters.

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Researchers examining the security of web browsers have uncovered that nearly 10% of extensions for Google Chrome could be used for data theft. Even more concerning, the behavior of malicious extensions is undetectable to end users, and the permission system doesn't always make it clear what an add-on will do...

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The United Parcel Service (UPS) is the latest in a growing list of companies affected by data breaches. The company on Wednesday announced a data breach has taken place at more than 50 of its brick-and-mortar stores across 24 states in the US.

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Minecraft is a game of endless possibilities. We've seen time and time again that if you have enough free time, you can build virtually anything in the game... even a fully functional hard drive.

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On an absolute basis, one device is clearly better than the other; but the expectations for what a Chromebook is supposed to do is so much lower that, relatively, Acer's C720 Chromebook feels like a better device than it really is. Asus' popular T100 budget hybrid, on the other hand,...

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Security researchers from the University of Michigan have demonstrated that it's possible to hack into public traffic light systems. And as it turns out, doing so isn't all that difficult so long as you have the appropriate hardware and put in a little effort.

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Google Glass may be hip and trendy among select technology enthusiasts but there's no denying the hi-tech eyewear carries a bit of a social stigma. That's because current iterations of Glass aren't exactly trendy and stick out like a sore thumb.

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While Google search may appear to some as a somewhat static service that remains generally the same year after year, the company is constantly adding updates in order to stay on top of the competition. In a recent Google+ post, the company's head of search, Amit Singhal, says Google has...

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Snapchat, makers of the popular self-destructing photo and video app by the same name, is interesting in getting into the news delivery business. The company has reportedly held talks with at least a dozen newspapers, magazines, television networks and even advertisers according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

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If, like many of us, you have been anxiously waiting for more info on CD Projekt RED's latest iteration of the Witcher series, you're in luck. Now uploaded to the The Witcher YouTube channel, you can watch 37 minutes of uninterrupted gameplay from Wild Hunt (video below).

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As expected, Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook at a media event in New York. The device is designed to be a full-fledged Android tablet that also doubles as a solid e-reader but whether it'll be enough to get consumers interested remains...

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Apple is reportedly targeting September 9 for its next iPhone unveiling. While rumors of a larger 4.7-inch display seem likely, one major unanswered question is whether the company will bump up the resolution as well. New details unearthed in the latest Xcode SDK beta indicate that’ll indeed be the case. ...

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After entering into paid peering agreements with Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T, the online video streaming service Netflix has now agreed to pay Time Warner Cable for a direct connection and faster streams. TWC confirmed that the deal happened in June and the implementation has been rolling out this month. ...

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