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Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Adata XPG SX950 SSD Review
Alienware Area-51 Ryzen Threadripper Edition Hands-On With Benchmark Annihilation
AMD Ryzen Laptop Preview: Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC Benchmarked
Focal Spark Wireless Bluetooth Earphones Review
Intel Core i9-7900X Processor Review
New Google Pixel 2 leak: The headphone jack is gone
Rclone - Rsync for cloud storage
Team Group T-Force Night Hawk RGB DDR4
The Frame TV by Samsung Revealed
Visiting SeeMeCNC's new facility



Adata XPG SX950 SSD Review

Adata finally tames Micron's 3D NAND, but the magic came from SMI's new firmware. Armed with new-found glory, can Micron 3D compete with Samsung 3D?

Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Alienware Area-51 Ryzen Threadripper Edition Hands-On With Benchmark Annihilation

When Dell announced in June that its Alienware gaming division would be the exclusive OEM partner for pre-built 16-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper systems, we figured Alienware would have a jump on the rest of the OEM pack, but we never thought they'd have this much of a head-start.

The new Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition has beamed down to us and naturally, we fired-up this 16-core multi-shredding beast post haste to get a look at what it's made of and how she rolls...

Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

AMD Ryzen Laptop Preview: Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC Benchmarked

The Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC is an interesting product to say the least. Seeing six cores and 12 threads in a mainstream laptop is undeniably cool, and in specific workloads it has the ability to crush Intel's best mobile Kaby Lake offerings. However, it clearly comes at a cost with regards to size, weight, noise, and battery life – this is very much a desktop replacement laptop. Intel is also rumoured to be bringing six-core Coffee Lake mobile CPUs to the market, although exactly when is hard to gauge. We'd guess it will be quite a while after this product launches, but it's still something that could put this laptop in a tricky position.

The RX 580 is perhaps a strange choice. Given that the CPU and GPU are separate here, Asus could have in theory gone for an Nvidia GPU and gotten the associated power saving benefits. You will at least get FreeSync baked into the screen, although we've been unable to assess how well it works with our early sample.

It's a little tricky to see where the ROG Strix GL702ZC will fit into the market, but that's because we're missing a critical piece of information: price. That will be a large part of what determines its success. Asus has opted for power and performance over portability here, although the GL702ZC wouldn't be difficult to take to a LAN once in a while. Either way, it's great to see an AMD CPU inside a powerful notebook – let us know your own thoughts in the comments below.

Read full article @ Bit-Tech

Focal Spark Wireless Bluetooth Earphones Review

No headphone jack? No problem: The Focal Spark Wireless delivers great performance at a great price, without wires.

Read full article @ APH Networks

Intel Core i9-7900X Processor Review

Today we'll be taking a closer look at the Intel Core i9-7900X Skylake-X processor, which is Intel's High-End Desktop Platform (HEDT) 10-core, 20-thread CPU (3.3 GHz base/4.5 GHz Boost/13.75MB Cache) that has 44 PCIe lanes. The Intel Core i9-7900X sounds like a powerhouse and it better be since it commands around $1,000 in the retail market. What is crazy though, is that price is over 40% less than the Intel Core i7-6950X processor cost. Let's take a look at how this processor performs on our CPU test bench!

Read full article @ Legit Reviews

New Google Pixel 2 leak: The headphone jack is gone

Google's Pixel smartphone was one of the best phones of last year, and the company has already confirmed that its successor would come this year. As the launch date approaches, we are getting a better image of the phone.

Read full article @ TweakTown

Rclone - Rsync for cloud storage

I've written a review and tutorial of Rclone, an Rsync implementation for cloud storage, including setup and initial configuration, basic usage, security model, scripting, small problems, and more. Take a look.

Read full article @ Dedoimedo

Team Group T-Force Night Hawk RGB DDR4

Team Group added some new sticks to their fleet from the T-Force product line, the Night Hawk RGB. Team Group's Night Hawk RGB sticks take everything the normal Night Hawk sticks have and make it better, and there is RGB.

Read full article @ techPowerUp

The Frame TV by Samsung Revealed

The Frame by Samsung is a new lifestyle-focused TV that transforms into a digital art display to complement the aesthetics of the room. Find out more here!

Read full article @ Tech ARP

Visiting SeeMeCNC's new facility

If you have been following my journey through 3d printing you may have seen my visit to SeeMeCNC last year. What you might not have noticed was just how packed they were in their location at the time. In talking to them through a few product launches they had also expressed their interest in moving to a larger location and at one point they even bought the land and were working on plans to build a new building. Well a few months ago I saw the notifications on their personal FB pages about a new building they bought and I scoped it out a little on Google Maps. Well, I waited a little while after their move and checked in to see how the move was going and they invited us to come check it out. Let me just say that the satellite images did not prepare me for just how crazy the new location is. I took a few photos that don’t do it nearly enough justice, so let's do a quick update on my original tour.

Read full article @ LanOC Reviews