Tag Archives: Fast

Why The Private Internet Is Growing So Fast

If you’re not a fan of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, you’re missing one of the best pop culture takes on the tech world ever produced. Sure, it might not have fire-breathing dragons and zombie armies, and very few people watch it, but as a fictional representation of the historical origins of the computer and Internet world that we now all ... Read More »

Meizu M5 ups the screen to 5.2″, has a fast fingerprint reader

Meizu counted up twice and announced the Meizu M5. It features a bigger screen than the m3s – now 5.2” big and covered with 2.5D beveled glass. The mTouch 2.1 fingerprint reader below the screen has been optimized and now triggers in just 0.2 seconds. Not bad for a phone that costs CNY 700 ($105/€95). The M5 continues to be ... Read More »

Akitio Thunder3 PCIe SSD review: Blazingly fast external storage for rich kids

If you’d walked by our test bed while we were testing Akitio’s Thunder3 PCIe SSD, external drive, you’d probably have stopped and done a double-take. 2GBps transfers from an external drive? No way. How could this possibly be, you ask? The Thunderbolt 3 interface is basically PCIe over a wire, and features a massive 5GBps transfer rate. The Thunder3 PCIe ... Read More »

Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB hard drive review: Vast and amazingly fast (for a hard drive)

I’ve used “Vast and fast” to describe previous hard drives I’ve reviewed, but I’m not sure that it’s ever been this spectacularly well-deserved. Seagate’s 3.5-inch, 7,200rpm, SATA 6Gbps Barracuda Pro not only delivers a stunning 10TB of storage, it laid down some rather astounding transfer rates: 240MBps in both directions of our 20GB copy tests. At first, we didn’t quite believe ... Read More »

‘Insanely fast’, says Xiaomi Mi 5’s first video teaser

Less than a week after sharing some sample pictures captured with the Mi 5’s camera, Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra has released the first video teaser for the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone. Contrary to what one would expect, the Mi 5 doesn’t make even a single appearance in the video, which is aimed at trumpeting the device’s speed. Instead, the teaser ... Read More »

Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury graphics card review: Fast, furious, and ridiculously quiet

There are no bad graphics cards, only poorly priced graphics cards. Shifting MSRPs can sway recommendations in the blink of an eye. Consider the fierce battle going on in the $500 to $600 range: When AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury launched, it delivered great bang-for-buck for people wanting a bit more oomph than the GeForce GTX 980, but who couldn’t drop ... Read More »