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Streaming Games On Facebook Live - NVIDIA ShadowPlay or OBS Studio?

Streaming games on Facebook Live is a faster way to reach your audience, but which one is better?

ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510U) Review - The 15-Incher On Budget

Check out on this review article to learn more about ther ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510U)!

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 1400 Performance Review - It's finally here!

Why pay more for Intel i5 when the Ryzen 5 can give you more?

December 25, 2013

Gamdias Hades Extension Optical Gaming Mouse

By: Clement Thien


Before beginning to read this review article, my teammates and I from Tech Critter would like wish all of our dear readers, a very Merry Christmas! and a Happy New Year 2014!

After an enjoyable experience with the Apollo Optical Extension, I now move on to the Hades Extension Optical Gaming Mouse, there is also a laser version to the Hades but that's another story for another day. 

This is also a product from Gamdias (Thank you Gamdias Malaysia) and as with Apollo, the name Hades also belongs to the Greek God of Death and Riches a.k.a the King of Underworld in Greek mythologies. At RM179 SRP, I'm not too sure about being the king of the underworld but it is rich in features so to speak, rest assured that nothing involves death in my reviews.

December 21, 2013

Gamdias Apollo Extension Optical Gaming Mouse

By: Clement Thien


It's been quite some time Gamdias popped up in the PC gaming industry. Heavilly themed around the Greek gods mythologies, the team managed to bring a unique line of products that is appealing, not only in name but design as well.


Thanks to Gamdias Malaysia, we have the Apollo Optical Extension for a session of unboxing & review. As the name implies, the Apollo features an optical sensor. Now Apollo is the god of music, poetry, plague, oracles, sun, medicine, light and knowledge. Quite a shoe to fill if you ask me, and being priced at RM169 (SRP), lets see if Gamdias manage to fill all the criterias of the Greek gods.

December 20, 2013

Unboxing & Review: Jonsbo QT01

By: Low Chern Lin



Jonsbo, known for its HTPC chassis since 2010 has officially landed on our shore, making its debut to the Malaysian community with its V series small for factor chassis - full Aluminum chassis with metal brushed texture on its front panel, simple yet elegant and not to mention an attractive price of 289 Malaysia Ringgit. 

The QT01 then make its appearance after a short while as a silent PC chassis with minimalist design and somewhat Jonsbo's already signature metal brushed texture front panel. Priced at 369 Malaysian Ringgit, what does the stunning QT01 offers other than just being a silent PC chassis?

December 19, 2013

Newest BitFenix chassis design offers high-end features for builders on a budget

By: Clement Thien


(BitFenix Design Lab, December 19, 2013) – Today, BitFenix is pleased to release a new case design for first-time users and builders on a budget. Dubbed Comrade, the latest case from the BitFenix Design Lab brings with it premium features and functionality with a price tag that's a friendly as ever. With Comrade, builders who want a stylish yet well-built case can have it all without breaking the bank.


December 17, 2013

SAPPHIRE COOLS HAWAII FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

By: Low Chern Lin

  Top R9 models with Tri-X cooler, faster clocks and dual BIOS

SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced two new models of its top of the range R9 290 and R9 290X graphics cards. Both models feature the SAPPHIRE exclusive Tri-X triple fan cooler, enhanced clocks and dual BIOS.

December 13, 2013

OCZ Technology Launches New Enterprise-Class Intrepid 3000 Series Delivering Its Fastest and Largest Capacity SATA III SSDs to Date

By: Low Chern Lin



SAN JOSE, CA – December 12, 2013 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today introduced its next-generation Intrepid 3000 Series of enterprise-class SATA III-based SSDs delivering the industry’s best sustained performance and consistent I/O responses.  As the series supports storage capacities up to 800GB, Intrepid 3 represents OCZ’s highest performing and largest capacity enterprise SATA SSDs to date.  Leveraging the Everest 2 Platform, a combination of the Marvell 88SS9187 controller with OCZ’s proprietary firmware, the new series features advanced flash management and endurance capabilities that extend NAND flash life and enhance drive reliability, all supported by a 5-year warranty.



December 12, 2013

BitFenix Unveils Flo Headset

By: Clement Thien

BitFenix Unveils Flo Headset

Crystal-clear audio from a premium PC headset design that's made to move


(BitFenix Design Lab, December 12, 2013) – Today, BitFenix is pleased to announce the first member of a brand-new audio lineup to the BitFenix collection -- the Flo™ Headset. Combining studio-engineered sound with signature clean yet modern BitFenix design, Flo delivers the audio you need at the PC and the styling you want on the road.

Kingston Introduces Optional TCG Opal 1.0 Compliant SSD

By: Low Chern Lin

Customized Feature on KC300 Solid-State Drive Allows Corporations to Manage SSDs

Hsinchu, Taiwan – December 12, 2013 – Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a version of its SSDNow KC300 that allows corporations and organizations the ability to manage the drive. The custom Kingston® KC300 SSD is fully compliant with the Opal specification of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

The TCG Opal 1.0 compliant KC300 is ideal for companies implementing centralized management software to manage security policies, password recovery, compliance logging, automatic updates and user creation/deletion. The self-encrypting drive provides organizations with strong, easy-to-use and high performance built-in security. The custom KC300 SSD is designed to work with popular enterprise management applications including WinMagic SecureDoc, Wave Embassy and McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC (EEPC)*.

December 10, 2013

Christmas Comes Early This Year with Intel Malaysia

By: Low Chern Lin





Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 10, 2013 – In the spirit of the coming holiday season, Intel Malaysia has today gifted a slew of goodies at a pre-Christmas brunch. Amongst some of the announcements shared at the event were details of the just-launched ‘Trade up my PC’ program as well as the contest winners from its ‘Generation Today’ campaign.

“With the Christmas season just around the corner, it is very likely that most consumers have the latest gadgets and computing devices at the top of their wish lists,” said Sameer Tupaki, Marketing Manager, Intel Malaysia. “There have been many exciting products made available in the market since the launch of Intel’s 4th Generation Intel Core processor family earlier this year. We couldn’t be more excited to share them with our consumers especially through our PC trade-in program.”

December 07, 2013

Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 - The First Stackable "Mod-Tower"

By: Low Chern Lin


As a leading manufacturer in CPU coolers, PC towers/chassis/case and more, Cooler Master is a very familiar name to almost every PC users. Among their product line, the HAF series PC cases is an all time favorite. With its impressive high airflow design, modular HDD bay and more features along with all the excellent feedback along the way, the HAF series is definitely something worth to invest for.

In this review and unboxing, we will taking a good view in Cooler Master's latest product in the HAF series product line - the HAF Stacker. Claimed to be the world's first, the HAF Stacker offers a new level of exploration for the end users to build a rig with HAF Stacker to their liking. Priced at 559 Malaysian Ringgit and will soon be available in the Malaysian market, will this new HAF Stacker with its boasted innovative design be a worth to invest for? We'll find in out soon enough after the review.

A Quick Run on Pikom PC Fair 2013

By: Low Chern Lin



It's Pikom PC Fair 2013 @KLCC again where early technology adopters, students, home users, gamers etc gathered here to hunt for bargain on gadgets, accessories, laptops, printers, storage devices. And of course, gorgeous show girls from the big cheese. Not to mention that you'll also find some ridiculous booths which aren't even related the name of the event too.

December 06, 2013

Intel Malaysia Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency, Conservation and Cost Saving

By: Low Chern Lin




Team Intel (From left to right): Tan Joo Shiuh (CS Manager), Abdul Rahman Abu Haniffa (Intel SEA Corporate Affairs Director), Amran Md (CAG & Govt Affairs Manager), Robin Martin, Managing Director Intel Malaysia and Azrena Mahmud (CAG – PR & Marketing Manager)

PENANG, December 6, 2013 – Intel Malaysia was recently recognised by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water at its inaugural KeTTHA Industry Awards (KIA) 2013  for outstanding achievements in energy efficiency, conservation and cost saving.

December 05, 2013

Armaggeddon Alien Craft IV G17 Gaming Mouse

By: Clement Thien

Armaggeddon's no longer a stranger to the local gaming community, their flashy appearance of their products especially with their line of gaming peripherals have gained quite the number of fans for them. This time, we have their latest mouse, the Alien Craft IV G17.

Aside from their usual flare of flashy LED lightings, high-end laser sensor and on-board memory the G17 also comes in a variety of colours, Armaggeddon Yellow, Comet Red, Cosmic Blue and Galactic Black to choose from. But if it's anything about the G17 to be excited about, it's the ergonomics. I find that is shaped similarly like the Ikari from Steelseries, which I think most will agree, is one of the most comfortable mouse in the market. Retailing at RM269 in the local market makes the G17 almost irresistable. So lets jump right in to the product.

First Looks: Roccat Power-Grid

By: Teoh Khai Siang

Introduction

Today we will look at the Roccat Power-Grid software. Truth be told, when I first received news on the Power-Grid, I had no idea what sort of software I am expecting to see and operate. From the brief intro from Roccat above, we get a brief description on what the Power-Grid is all about. So without further ado, let’s see how many cats we can let off the bag, really. :P


December 04, 2013

YTL Comms & Intel Malaysia Collaborate to Help Improve Education in Malaysia

By: Low Chern Lin


Exchanging of MoU documents between Intel Malaysia & YTL Communications (L-R) Wing K. Lee, CEO, YTL Communications; Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Francis Yeoh, Managing Director YTL Group of Companies; Gregory Bryant, Vice President and General Manager, Intel APAC and Japan; Felix Lin, Director of Product Management, Google
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4, 2013 – YTL Communications and Intel Malaysia today formalized an agreement towards introducing Intel-based integrated 4G laptop and tablet solutions supporting Chrome and Android for the education sector in Malaysia. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)was signed by both organisations to accelerate progress in the 1BestariNet Program. This program, which seeks to deliver a cloud-based virtual learning platform and high-speed Internet connectivity to 10,000 schools nationwide, is supported by YTL Communications and Intel Malaysia.

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