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The Full Nerd Episode 29: Threadripper review, final Core i9 specs, and an Intel eclipse

and Adam Patrick Murray talk Ryzen Threadripper, reveal the latest specs on Intel’s Core i9 CPUs, and wonder why on earth Intel scheduled its 8th-gen Core launch for the same day as the total eclipse? Gordon goes full John Madden and breaks out detailed benchmark charts on AMD 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. Find out why it’s now the biggest, baddest CPU in the valley of ... Read More »

RCA Skybar amplified indoor HDTV antenna review: A digital TV antenna in a sound bar’s clothing

RCA’s Skybar amplified indoor HDTV antenna is tech chameleon, blending into your entertainment center with absolutely no effort. It’s designed to look like a speaker sound bar, a goal it performs so well that someone at a recent family gathering asked me what brand of sound bar I was using (I don’t own one). The RCA Skybar measures 32 inches ... Read More »

HyperX Cloud Revolver S review: A costly improvement to the original Cloud Revolver headset

Anyone who’s followed HyperX for the past few years and saw last year’sCloud Revolver knew what was coming next: the HyperX Cloud Revolver S. It’s a familiar pattern for the company nowadays—first the stereo version of a headset and then, about a year later, the USB-enabled version with surround sound. And that’s exactly what we’ve got here. The Cloud Revolver S takes last ... Read More »

Intex Elyt-e7 Review

We have been seeing huge improvements in smartphones in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment over the past couple of months. Gone are the days when you had to deal with a slow, laggy device with an outdated version of Android and an unresponsive display. With major companies such as Xiaomi turning the heat up, we are seeing other manufacturers get their acts together as well. Devices have become significantly ... Read More »

Home8 Video-Verified Security Alarm System review: A simplistic DIY kit with integrated video recording

One of the limitations of most DIY smart home security systems is kind of a biggie: Most of them don’t include video recording features. If the alarm goes off and you’re not home (or, worse, you’re in bed) do you automatically trust that the alarm is legitimate and call 911? Or do you verify the intrusion is real by seeing ... Read More »

LaCie Porsche Design Type-C Mobile hard drive review: Style for miles and clever setup

Some would say that there’s rarely anything sexy or unique about a USB hard drive. Some would say never. LaCie disagrees, and makes its point with stylishly designed products such as the 2TB Porsche Design Type-C Mobile hard drive. It’s undeniably eye-catching, and features a clever dual-partition/file system setup that combines top performance and near-universal compatibility. Compatibility solved The compatibility ... Read More »

Synology DiskStation DS716+II Review

HIGHLIGHTS The NAS comes with support for 4K transcoding It also includes hardware encryption support Synology DiskStation DS716+II is priced at Rs. 49,500 By now, most of our readers should be familiar with the name Synology. While the first Synology NAS unit we reviewed, the DiskStation DS215j, was a member of the J series targeted at home users, the unit we ... Read More »

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Review

HIGHLIGHTS Mask of Deception merges visual novel and strategy RPG elements The visual novel segments are solid However the lack of a proper tutorial hurts its strategy RPG sections Unpronounceable name aside, Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception is a visual novel akin to the likes of Steins;Gate and VA-11 HALL-A, with strategy role-playing game (SRPG) mechanics similar to Fire Emblem and ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Gaming Performance Review

HIGHLIGHTS The OnePlus 5 barely got warm in the most demanding games It has some interesting additions such as Gaming Do Not Disturb Mode Despite no updates, GTA: San Andreas plays better than expected Aside from a OnePlus 5 release date, price, and of course our review, we decided to take the smartphone for a spin in terms of gaming ... Read More »

MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Video Game Review

HIGHLIGHTS MXGP3 is the official Motocross video game It’s a motorcycle racing game with offroad racetracks The game has a steep learning curve There isn’t much of a Motocross following in India, but that didn’t stop us from trying MXGP3 — The Official Motocross Videogame. Motocross is essentially a bunch of bikes racing on closed, off-road tracks. The dirt tracks ... Read More »