ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB Review (Page 1 of 11)

I was recently at one of the largest Honda dealerships in Alberta to check out the all-new 2019 Insight. If you are unfamiliar with cars, the Honda Insight is a Civic-based hybrid sedan that can achieve a combined 4.9L/100km fuel economy rating on the Canadian cycle; for all the Americans out there, the EPA rates it at a whopping 52 mpg combined. Despite its whopping fuel economy, small hybrid sedans are not popular in Calgary. As such, most dealerships do not even have one in stock, and for the one I went to, it has not been test driven for a while. After it was brought inside for a look, the car's battery went flat and failed to restart. As the salesperson, technician, and manager gathered around frantically muttering "how the **** do you boost this thing" and apologizing to me at the same time, I pulled up YouTube on my iPhone, found a tutorial, and we were soon on our way. In the past, if you want to do something you do not know how, you would either find someone who does, consult the manual, or trial and error. Nowadays, there is a YouTube tutorial on everything. How times have changed. In a similar matter, in the past, solid state drives were made exclusively for performance applications. As SSDs became more mainstream, NVMe drives became the go-to for performance applications. But with the advent of budget NVMe drives like the Toshiba RC100 and Gigabyte M.2 PCIe SSD, how good are performance NVMe drives compared to budget ones? Today, we will take a look at the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB, a performance NVMe SSD that promises up to 3500MB/s in read and 2300MB/s in write, and compared it against a slew of other drives in a traditional APH Networks manner.

Sansi C2440-FW Review

After working at camp for a few years, I have had to figure out ways to keep the kids entertained when waiting for food or something. A great way to do so is to tell riddles and let them figure it out. It keeps them busy for quite a while, which is great if the schedule gets messed up. But I had some weeks where the campers did not really want to participate in riddles, so something else had to be made up to keep them entertained. Usually, there is not much else to do at the table. But after lunch, we have to go to the cabin for a while to get out of the sun for some time. This can get very boring, so there are all sorts of games to play in the cabin. Mafia is an always a favorite, but also bunk ball or just plain taking a nap. One game that I actually learned from the kids is called night at the museum, just like the movie. In the game, one person is the night guard trying to catch people, and if it is dark you can move around, but the guard can point a flashlight at you and then you have to freeze. If you move with the light on you, then you are out. It can be a lot of fun. Part of the fun is the light does not sometimes go on when you move, but if it had a sensor that always turned on when you move, it would really spoil the game. Today, we have the Sansi C2440-FW, which has one such sensor. Will it ruin the game for people creeping near your house? Read on to find out!

Samsung says upcoming Galaxy A90 will feature a ‘Notchless Infinity Screen’

From The Verge: Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A90 will feature a “Notchless Infinity screen” according to a page on the company’s website (first spotted by Galaxy Club) that appears to have been updated to include the unannounced model. The phone is expected to be announced next month and will sit at the top of Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy A series above the existing Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30.

Zotac Launches Super Compact MEK Mini Gaming PC

From PC Mag: If you need a new gaming rig, but are limited by space either on or under your desk, Zotac has the desktop PC for you. It's called the MEK Mini, and it packs a lot of performance into a super compact case.

AT&T's fake 5G E is slower than Verizon's and T-Mobile's 4G

From CNET: AT&T's wannabe 5G network, 5G E, might actually be slower than its competitors' 4G LTE networks.

Opensignal, a company that looks into mobile network performance, on Friday published a study comparing the speeds of AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile. Though there wasn't a raging gulf, 5G E clocked in slower than services from Verizon and T-Mobile that use the comparable enhanced 4G technologies.

"The 5G E speeds which AT&T users experience are very much typical 4G speeds and not the step-change improvement which 5G promises," the report says.

ASUS Presents GPU-Optimized Servers and Workstations

From ASUS Press Release: ASUS today announced that it is showcasing its latest GPU servers, workstations, mobile workstations and motherboards for edge-computing solutions for inference, AI-enabled solutions, and content creation to accelerating deployments on handling the workload demands by 5G and datacenter at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC). ASUS is demonstrating its products at booth 718 at the San Jose Convention Center through March 21.

New 1U GPGPU Server for edge-computing applications

WhatsApp Business begins to roll out on iOS

From The Verge: WhatsApp Business, a separate version of WhatsApp that’s designed to allow businesses to communicate with their customers, has begun to launch on iOS. WABetaInfo reports that it discovered the app on the Mexican App Store, and users have subsequently reported that the app is also available in France and Brazil. WhatsApp Business was first released on Android in January last year.

Microsoft Launches Windows Defender for Mac

From PC Mag: Microsoft and security are usually mentioned together in a negative light, but in recent years the company has been working hard to better protect Windows users. Now that same protection is set to be offered for the Mac.

As The Verge reports, the business-focused version of Windows Defender (known as Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)), is being rolled out to macOS users. As it's not running on Windows, Microsoft decided a name change was in order, so the security software will be known as Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP).

Opera for Android adds free unlimited VPN so you can browse safer

From CNET: Opera has added a free, built-in VPN service to its mobile browser for Android users in version 51, which launched Wednesday. This means you won't need to sign in, download additional apps or pay extra for protection while browsing public Wi-Fi. Opera says this gives you even more control over your online privacy.

Apple’s new AirPods come with a wireless charging case, Hey Siri support, and more battery life

From The Verge: Apple’s week of surprise product launches continues with the announcement of the second-generation AirPods, which will include a wireless charging case and a new H1 chip that the company claims offers improved battery life and “Hey, Siri” support to trigger the virtual assistant without pressing a button.


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