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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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Some things in life just really tick me off, rub me the wrong way or make me cringe. You know, pet peeves. Personal examples include people popping bubble wrap, barking dogs while I'm trying to be productive, the widespread misuse of apostrophes and touching paper after a shower (yeah, don't ask). ...

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Google's voice search functionality is handy for many people, especially considering the more than 50 languages and dialects it supports. According to the search giant, more than half the world's population speaks two or more different languages, and now it is adding new functionality to further accommodate multilingual individuals

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Format wars are nothing new in the technology industry. We've seen battles on a number of different fronts ranging from 3D graphics APIs (DirectX, OpenGL, Glide) and external bus transfer protocols (FireWire versus USB) to more recently, Blu-ray versus HD DVD.

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It seems like very week developers and researchers find new security holes in the systems and services we use everyday. Many of these vulnerabilities open users up to data theft and privacy attacks among other things, and now developer Andrei Neculaesei out of Copenhagen has discovered a flaw that could...

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Popular anonymous confessional app Secret isn't so secret after all. That's because a pair of security researchers with Rhino Security Labs recently uncovered a logic hack that allowed them to match "anonymous" users with their scandalous posts.

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One might reasonably expect the White House's cybersecurity coordinator to know a thing or two about IT. But according to Michael Daniel, his lack of technical expertise actually gives him an advantage over someone with higher technical qualifications.

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Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone in little over two weeks, but a last minute snag with the display’s backlighting may result in limited availability at launch. According to Reuters, the company put screen assembly on hold for part of June and July because the original design was...

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It's hard to imagine that just six years ago, mobile apps weren't even a thing. Now, mobile platforms from Apple, Google and Microsoft are literally overrun with millions of apps that have transformed how we go about our daily lives.

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Aereo's chances of staying alive are looking slimmer than ever. After the Supreme Court ruled that the live TV streaming service Aereo operated was illegal, the company attempted to reinvent itself as a cable provider that would pay royalty fees to networks for programming.

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Motorola is expected to launch a new flagship smartphone at their September 4th event in Chicago, with renders of that device, the 'Moto X+1', leaking out courtesy of @evleaks. With @evleaks set to retire from the leaking game, these renders are his "retirement gift" to his followers.

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Comcast has launched a new service for college kids that'll allow them to stream live television and on-demand programming to their smartphones, tablets and notebooks while connected to campus Wi-Fi.

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Android gaming platform Ouya hasn't captured the US gaming market quite like it had anticipated. That's one of the reasons why they've inked a deal with Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi to bring their catalog of games to living rooms overseas.

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A SED, or self-encrypting drive, is a type of hard drive that automatically and continuously encrypts the data in it without any user interaction. What may surprise many is that a decent potion of the drives currently in the market are in fact SEDs. The method involves a Data Encryption Key that encrypts...

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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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