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Corsair MP700 PRO brings water cooling and active cooling to Gen 5 SSDs (Image Source: TechPowerUp)

Corsair MP700 PRO debuts with interesting cooling design

Corsair has launched its latest Gen 5 SSD, the Corsair MP700 PRO. Aside from bringing super-fast read and write speeds, the M.2 SSD offers a versatile cooling option. And it integrates seamlessly in systems with or without custom ...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 15 Nov 2023 18:17
Repurpose that old laptop into something that serves a genuinely useful purpose (Credit: NotebookCheck)

5 things to do with that old laptop after upgrading to an M3 MacBook Pro

CheckMag If you've upgraded to the new M3 MacBook Pro or a Lenovo X1 Carbon, take a look at some of the options for repurposing your old hardware instead of selling, recycling or sending to landfill. Repurposing old hardware can be a rewar...
David Devey, 14 Nov 2023 14:29
Starfield 3D: The 3D printer immediately processes 3D prints

Starfield 3D: This huge 3D printer is equipped with an internal curing station and uses a laser

The Starfield 3D is a new 3D printer with solid features. The model is intended to print high-quality, detailed models and immediately post-process 3D print jobs. The Starfield 3D is also designed to take occupational safety into ...
Silvio Werner, 04 Nov 2023 03:23
Raspberry Pi 5 just launched last month. (Image Source: Raspberry Pi)

Arm makes strategic investment in Raspberry Pi

IoT and edge computing are two sectors that have seen rapid growth in the past few years, and Raspberry Pi is an important player, especially on the commercial side. Arm needs to consolidate its position and is now cementing its 1...
Bogdan Solca, 03 Nov 2023 17:53
Phanteks Glacier One D30 AIO

Phanteks debuts 420 mm Glacier One D30 AIO

Phanteks, a well-known name in the realm of PC cooling solutions, has expanded its Glacier One D30 AIO lineup with a 420 mm model. Otherwise known as the Phanteks Glacier One 420D30 AIO, the new cooler aims to deliver exceptional ...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 28 Oct 2023 19:00
Eurocom Nightsky RX415

Eurocom launches customizable and upgradable Nightsky RX415 Superlaptop

Eurocom has launched a highly customizable and user-upgradeable laptop, the Eurocom Nightsky RX415. It can be configured with an Intel Core i9-13900HX and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070. The base model, on the other hand, offers an In...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 25 Oct 2023 22:24
Zimablade, the Raspberry Pi competitor reviewed: A home server for everyone that's now even lighter and smaller

Zimablade, the Raspberry Pi competitor reviewed: A home server for everyone that's now even lighter and smaller

A Cyberpunk cassette-styled home server. The ZimaBlade single-board computer (SBC) aims to continue where its predecessor, the ZimaBoard, left off, by making it as easy as possible for any consumer to get to know all about home servers and simultaneously offer extremely inviting and multifaceted hardware for enthusiasts looking to tinker and experiment. We test whether this works and also look at which benefits the Zimaboard offers.
Christian Hintze, 20 Oct 2023 10:17
A model of Berlin 3D printed from CityPrint (Image Source: AnkerMake)

AnkerMake's new online tools turn 2D images and city maps into 3D printable models

AnkerMake has just added two online tools to its ‘Make It Real’ 3D model repository website. 3D Paint converts a 2D image into a 3D printable model by rendering different colours in relief against the background. CityPrint allows ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 06 Oct 2023 20:43
8BitDo makes some of the most convincing retro-styled modern gaming hardware around. (Image source: 8BitDo)

4 retro gaming accessories that support a blast to the past

PC gaming has come a long way, but the retro look and nostalgia factor are picking up steam. As such, here are some excellent, affordable retro gaming accessories such as the Retroid Pocket Flip and 8BitDo Retro Mechanical Keyboar...
Julian van der Merwe, 30 Sep 2023 00:23
The newly Creality CR10-SE has advanced auto-leveling using two sensors (Image Source: Creality)

Creality launches CR-10 SE 3D printer for that crucial perfect first layer

Creality has launched the CR-10 SE, its new FDM 3D printer targeted at advanced users. The new printer addresses the issue of getting the ideal first layer by auto-leveling using multiple sensors upon startup. It also features a m...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 04 Sep 2023 11:16
The four new models in the Anycubic Kobra 2 series vary in speed and build volume (Image Source: Anycubic)

Anycubic launches Kobra 2 series 3D printers combining high speed with low cost

Anycubic has just launched its new Kobra 2 series of FDM 3D printers, boasting speeds up to 500 mm/s, acceleration up to 20,000 mm/s2 and build volume up to 88 L. The series follows the previously launched Kobra 2 with four new mo...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 02 Sep 2023 01:56
Voxelab Aquila D1 3D printer in review

Voxelab Aquila D1 3D printer review - MGN linear guides are no miracle cure

MGN linear guides on two axes should make every maker's heart beat faster. In addition, there is a drilled Sprite extruder. However, despite all the love for good hardware, Voxelab has forgotten the fine-tuning here. Our test clearly shows too many flaws ex-factory, which could be fixed with little effort.
Marc Herter, 15 Aug 2023 07:28
Raspberry-Pi alternative Zimaboard in hands-on: Versatile X86 single board all-rounder invites you to try and learn

Raspberry-Pi alternative Zimaboard in hands-on: Versatile X86 single board all-rounder invites you to try and learn

Home server made easy. A Raspberry Pi is now too mainstream, too expensive, too underpowered, too complicated, too bare without a heatsink and case? Raise the curtain on the Zimaboard, an all-in-one alternative with two LAN and SATA ports and even a PCIe slot, fully configurable, with a stronger X86 instead of an ARM processor and almost unlimited expandability. With this, it wants to conquer the maker, DIY and consumer hearts.
Christian Hintze, 25 Jun 2023 07:25
The Future Eternal City Wireless Charger. (Source: AOHi)

Deal | Grab a "Space-Themed Charging Station" for up to 31.5% off retail price

Is it a multi-mode mobile device charging station? it a DIY desk toy? it a potential gift for a techy loved one? According to AOHi, it is all of those things. The brand's "Future Eternal City" accessory is intended to lo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 Jun 2023 19:24
(Image Source: Streacom)

Computex '23 | Streamcom shows fanless PC case that dissipates 600+ W of heat from an i9-13900K + RTX 4080 system

The system on display at Computex '23 is drawing 660 W of power including the storage components. Streacom makes use of a new approach to cooling that combines traditional heat pipes with AIO closed loops, but does not require an ...
Bogdan Solca, 01 Jun 2023 15:23
Anycubic Kobra 2 3D printer in test

Anycubic Kobra 2 3D printer review: The perfect first layer thanks to LeviQ 2.0

Anycubic is launching an upgrade to the popular Kobra this year. The new FDM printer retains the great strengths of its predecessor and further expands its usability. LeviQ 2.0 can provide a perfect first layer here.
Marc Herter, 27 May 2023 01:44
Not all laptops can boast of a great screen. Things do not have to be this way (Image source: Notebookcheck - edited)

How to replace a laptop screen: Getting a better display panel for your laptop

CheckUp To all those stuck with a poor display panel - there is a solution to your woes that does not involve buying a brand-new laptop. Replacing the screen will save you quite a bit of cash while giving your current system another lease...
Sergey Tarasov, 08 May 2023 23:31
The Framework Laptop 13 with the 12th gen Intel CPUs got a good rating of 80% in our review. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Modular Framework Laptop 13 now comes with newest AMD Ryzen 7040U "Phoenix" APUs

Framework, the company known for making highly modular laptops, has announced that the company’s Laptop 13 can now be equipped with the Ryzen 7040U APUs. The APUs feature a Zen 4 CPU and an RDNA 3 Radeon 760M/780M iGPU with 8/12 C...
Fawad Murtaza, 05 May 2023 14:29
Nintendo will likely team up with Nvidia once again to provide a custom Tegra SoC for its next-gen console. (Image source: Nvidia & Nintendo - edited)

Nintendo Switch 2 dev kit substitute with AMD and Nvidia parts put together by YouTuber delivers promising gaming results

An interesting Nintendo Switch 2 dev kit substitute has been put together by the popular YouTuber Austin Evans to see what kind of performance a next-gen Switch console could potentially offer. Evans used an Nvidia Jetson Orin NX ...
Daniel R Deakin, 16 Apr 2023 19:21
AOHi's new Wireless Charger. (Source: AOHi via Kickstarter)

AOHi sci-fi-themed "DIY" Charging Dock debuts via Kickstarter

AOHi's latest crowdfunding campaign combines wireless charging and a power bank into one product - however, it also purports to be much more than that. The OEM asserts that it makes for the ultimate grown-up toy, as the user gets ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 29 Mar 2023 17:14
The Framework 16 brings the company's hallmark repairability and upgradeability to a larger 16-inch form factor. (All images via Framework)

Framework announces Framework Laptop 16 with upgradeable GPU, swappable keyboard, and more

Framework, the company behind the modular Framework Laptop 13, announced a new model today. The Framework Laptop 16 is a 16-inch laptop built around Framework's ethos of repairability and upgradeability. The Framework Laptop 16 in...
Sam Medley, 23 Mar 2023 21:04
The fastest RDNA 3 iGPUs could soon hit the desktop sector. (Image Source: AMD)

AMD might soon release Ryzen 6000G and Ryzen 7000G desktop processors with powerful iGPUs

Documents leaked from Gigabyte reveal that AMD's AM5 platform supports Rembrandt and Phoenix processors in addition to the Raphael Ryzen 7000X released last year. This suggests that Team Red is preparing to update the Ryzen G-seri...
Bogdan Solca, 17 Mar 2023 18:23
Sharkoon S90 RGB AIO CPU liquid cooler (Source: Sharkoon)

Sharkoon launches brand's first AIO water cooling solutions

With the trio that consists of the S70 RGB, S80 RGB, and S90 RGB, Sharkoon takes the brand's first step into the AIO CPU water-cooling solutions market. All three feature addressable RGB PWM fans and a copper plate for heat dissip...
Codrut Nistor, 07 Mar 2023 19:07
The BFL is built around a 43-inch TV screen. (Image Source: YouTube)

YouTubers build a monster 43-inch gaming laptop

This wacky DIY project uses a 43-inch TV as its screen, and the computing power is provided via an Intel NUC 11 with i7-1165G7 processor and RTX 2060 dGPU that is hidden under the keyboard together with three high capacity batteri...
Bogdan Solca, 02 Mar 2023 18:22
Noctua's NH-P1 is keeping the Ryzen 9 7900 cool without any noise. (Image Source: Club386)

Fanless 65 W AMD Ryzen 9 7900 build performs almost on par with air-cooled 105 W Ryzen 9 5950X

Apart from featuring a lower TDP, the Ryzen 9 7900 also features 4 less cores, yet the performance is fairly close to the last gen top-of-the-line 105 W Ryzen 9 5950X. The 65 W power envelope on the Ryzen 9 7900 even allows it to ...
Bogdan Solca, 23 Feb 2023 14:44
The T-series is essentially the K-series with a 35 W power envelope and no overclocking. (Image Source: Caseking)

Rare and expensive sighting: 35 W Raptor Lake-T desktop processors available now in the EU

It is not too often we get to see Intel's desktop-grade T-series on sale at retailers. Despite being underclocked versions of the unlocked K-series, the Raptor Lake-T models appear to be overpriced, at least in Germany.
Bogdan Solca, 10 Feb 2023 17:01
Predator-branded AMD Radeon cards are coming later this year. (Image Source: Acer)

Acer rumored to become AMD AIB partner and launch Predator Radeon 7000 cards later this year

A new GPU AIB maker backed by Acer's expertise could prove beneficial for the market as a whole. However, rumor has it that the Predator cards will not feature any Nvidia GPUs any time soon, focusing only on intel and AMD models a...
Bogdan Solca, 31 Jan 2023 19:45
A shot of the Creality website. (Source: Creality)

Creality celebrates takings of US$12 million in eight months of having its own website

The well-known 3D printer brand Creality has pursued a direct sales model, or one of selling through its own web-store, for about half a year now. Now, it has announced it has raked in over US$12 million since going live in 2022. ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 25 Jan 2023 19:22
Ketchup used as a thermal compound on the AMD Radeon R7 240 GPU. (Image Source: AssasinWarlord on

Ketchup and toothpaste shown to be effective thermal paste substitutes for cooling 30 W AMD Radeon R7 240

An enthusiast over at the ComputerBase forums has demonstrated that common household items like ketchup, cheese, potato, toothpaste, skin cream, and copper tape among others can substitute for thermal paste in case of an urgent ne...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 25 Jan 2023 09:35
The PineTab2 is a Linux tablet powered by the Rockchip RK3566. (Image via Pine64)

Pine64 announces PineTab2 Linux tablet powered by Rockchip RK3566

Pine64, the makers of inexpensive Linux gadgets like the Pinebook Pro and PinePhone, today announced the PineTab2. The tablet will use a Rockchip SoC and run Linux. It will ship sometime in February after the Chinese New Year.
Sam Medley, 16 Dec 2022 04:25
Dell's Concept Luna currently has no wires or adhesives, which should make repairs and upgrades much simpler. (Image via Dell)

Dell unveils new details about sustainability-focused Concept Luna

Dell's engineers have continued to work on Concept Luna, the company's sustainability-focused laptop design, over the past year, refining elements of the project to better improve repair and upgrade options. Key among these is the...
Sam Medley, 15 Dec 2022 15:00
DeskMeet and DeskMini form-factors (Image Source: ASRock)

ECC filings reveal ASRock mini PCs with AMD Zen 4 and Intel Raptor Lake support

ASRock's next gen DeskMini and DeskMeet mini PC models will include support for AMD's Ryzen 7000 processors via an X600 motherboard, while the Intel Raptor Lake processors will be supported through B760 motherboards. As always, th...
Bogdan Solca, 07 Dec 2022 12:52
AnkerMake M5 3D printer reviewed

AnkerMake M5 3D printer review: Printing under the watchful gaze of AI

With the AnkerMake M5, Anker makes an impressive entry into the 3D printer arena and delivers high quality in many areas. Despite straightforward assembly, an easy to understand slicer, as well as high speed, we were unfortunately not impressed with the fast printer.
Marc Herter, 18 Nov 2022 20:59
Framework laptops are now officially Thunderbolt 4 certified. (Image via Framework and Intel w/ edits).

Framework laptops now officially support Thunderbolt 4

Framework announced today that its standard and Chromebook Edition laptops are now Thunderbolt 4 certified. This means that the notebooks can now officially support all Thunderbolt 4-certified peripherals, meaning that there shoul...
Sam Medley, 08 Nov 2022 00:28
Children are using smartphones at earlier ages. (Photo by McKaela Taylor on Unsplash)

How to set up an iPhone or iPad for children

With the world's growing reliance on smartphones, more and more children are finding handhelds in their pockets. However, unfettered access to the connected world can be dangerous for youngsters. Here's how to set up an iOS device, particularly the iPhone, for young kids to keep them safe online.
Sam Medley, 25 Oct 2022 19:45
This motherboard model seems to be targeting budget-oriented DIY consumers. (Image Source: MSI)

MSI introduces mini PC motherboard with soldered Intel Tiger Lake-H mobile processor

The MSI PRO HM570TI-B I526 appears to be a laptop mainboard converted to desktop PC mini-ITX format. No pricing info, but the inclusion of a soldered Intel Core i5-11260H processor without too many bells and whistles suggests this...
Bogdan Solca, 23 Aug 2022 14:32
Free CAD options have come a long way in recent years. (Image source: various)

Free CAD software packages: 4 excellent options for makers and hobbyists to get started without spending a cent

It seems unfair that CAD packages are all prohibitively expensive. After all, how are you to know if it's worth spending money on learning the skill without knowing whether or not you're any good at it? Fortunately, there are are ...
Julian van der Merwe, 01 Aug 2022 19:46
The new Artisan 3-in-1. (Source: Snapmaker)

Snapmaker introduces the Artisan 3-in-1 to bring CNC- and laser-powered modding as well as 3D printing to the home

Milling, engraving and 3D printing - the Artisan 3-in-1 is designed to do it all. Snapmaker has built on its Kickstarter success of 2019 with this new machine touted to support multiple types of fabrication hobby in one package. T...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Jul 2022 15:36
Kurusa’s DIY Arduino autonomous lawn mower uses UWB ranging for accurate positioning. (Image source: Viktor Kurusa via Hackster)

DIY Arduino autonomous lawn mower can accurately position itself without GPS RTK

A Hackster project from Viktor Kurusa shows you how to build an Arduino-based autonomous lawn mower. The gadget uses UWB ranging rather than GPS RTK technology for accurate positioning. Ultrasonic and LiDAR sensors are used for ob...
Polly Allcock, 28 Jul 2022 12:26
A DIY solar-powered e-bike can support payloads up to 350 lbs (~159 kg). (Image source: Electrek)

DIY solar-powered e-bike uses 1,500 W controller and 50 W solar panel

A DIY solar-powered e-bike has been demonstrated by an Electrek reader. The pedelec uses the Rad Power Bikes RadWagon 4 electric cargo bike as a base, with an upgraded 1,500 W controller. A 50 W solar panel allows the battery, whi...
Polly Allcock, 25 Jul 2022 11:18
A GitLab project has turned the Casio F91W into a smartwatch. (Image source: Pegor via GitLab)

Casio F91W turned into Bluetooth capable smartwatch with GitLab project

A new GitLab project lets you turn the Casio F91W watch into a Bluetooth-capable smartwatch. All parts are replaced apart from the casing, and an upgraded OLED screen is installed. You can use the modified watch for Bluetooth call...
Polly Allcock, 22 Jul 2022 13:42
The Origin PC Big O V3 is a one-off ultimate gaming machine featuring a PS5 and XSX. (Image source: Origin)

Origin PC Big O V3: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch OLED, RTX 3090, and Ryzen 9 5950X all integrated into one ultimate gaming machine

Origin PC has seemingly built the ultimate gaming machine in the form of its one-off Big O V3 custom PC. The device features a customized PlayStation 5, an Xbox Series X, a GeForce RTX 3090, a separate PC system for streaming, a 1...
Daniel R Deakin, 07 Jul 2022 12:09
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-series of chips will be offered to OEMs and PC builders. (Image source: AMD - edited)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX price of US$6,499 leaves Zen 3 HEDT parts as costly options for DIYers

AMD recently revealed it would make its Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-series available for DIY builders at some point in the near future while also announcing that the PRO and non-PRO lines would simply merge into a single PRO li...
Daniel R Deakin, 30 Jun 2022 12:59
The unofficial PlayStation 5 Slim is slimmer and runs cooler than the original model. (Image source: DIY Perks)

Sony PlayStation 5 transformed into PS5 Slim with a 19 mm thick chassis

A YouTuber has taken the PlayStation 5 and shrunk it to fit within a much smaller case. The unofficial PS5 Slim can still run at its full potential, even with a case that is less than 2 cm thick.
Alex Alderson, 21 Jun 2022 13:21
If this is reminiscent of your desk, you likely know what the creators of these projects had to endure for their craft. (Image source: Robin Glauser on Unsplash)

3 inspirational DIY tech projects like the USB-C iPhone that warrant greater recognition

DIY people are the best of us—they persevere and succeed, regardless of how many profanities it takes to earn their success and how many tiring days or even weeks it takes to build their next wonderfully creative project. As an od...
Julian van der Merwe, 18 Jun 2022 18:43
A Raspberry Pi 4B controls the MechArm 270-Pi. (Image source: Elephant Robotics)

MechArm 270-Pi lightweight robot arm launches based on Raspberry Pi

Elephant Robotics has launched the MechArm 270-Pi, a robotic arm controlled by a Raspberry Pi 4B chip. The arm has six DOF, a 270 mm (~10.6-in) motion radius and a maximum payload of 250 g (~8.8 oz). You can connect to the gadget ...
Polly Allcock, 13 Jun 2022 13:59
Anycubic Kobra 3D-printer review

Anycubic Kobra 3D-printer review: fast printing at 180 mm/s

Quick as a Kobra: A spring steel print bed, automatic print bed leveling and a powerful direct-drive extruder are combine to make a powerful 3D printer. At the same time, the Anycubic Kobra offers beginners an easy way to get started. A printing speed of up to 180 mm/s is claimed to be possible with the 3D printer.
Marc Herter, 11 Jun 2022 10:30
Why Apple couldn't partner with someone like iFixit for its Self Service Repair program is a complete mystery. (Image source: various - edited)

4 sneaky ways Apple's Self Service Repair is undermining the right to repair movement

Apple's Self Service Repair program gives a good idea of what Apple thinks DIY repair should look like, and the prognosis is not good. It's so convoluted that it seems as though Apple only launched the program out of spite, or per...
Julian van der Merwe, 06 Jun 2022 17:12


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