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    Streacom FC8 EVO Fanless Chassis Review

    Introduction With the growing industry of digital media and streaming devices, the world of compact designed media players and HTPCs have grown quite a bit over the last few years. While some can suffice with a simple media device like the Roku, Western Digital Media...
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    HIS Multi View Display Adapters Review

    HIS have provided three different hardware adapters for those users who lack the ability to add additional displays to their system setup: the Multi View II, the Multi View X2, and the Multi View+Sound. Each of these offer different features, but all work on the same...
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    Samsung 850 PRO 256GB Review

    Samsung is bringing a few new features to the mainstream market here with the 850 PRO SSD, but what's utterly special that we hope pushes those boundaries further ahead, is something called RAPID Mode. Sounds like marketing jingo, we agree, but you'd be wrong to dism...
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    Cooler Master V550 PSU Review

    Introduction With power consumption getting smaller and smaller, even in our high performance computers, sometimes we just don’t need or want that massive 1500 Watt power supply. We want something that is relatively tiny in comparison to the standard power supp...
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Streacom FC8 EVO Fanless Chassis Review

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Introduction With the growing industry of digital media and streaming devices, the world of compact designed media players and HTPCs have grown quite a bit over the last few years. While some can suffice with a simple media device like the Roku, Western Digital Media Box and even the Chrome TV, these devices can sometimes only satisfy the basic general consumers’ needs. What about those in need of a little more power and flexibility? This is where the growing SFF (small form factor) HTPC market comes into play. Some will say you can build an HTPC with some basic PC components and drop them into a computer case and call it a day, but who wants a junky or bulky PC tower sitting in their entertainment center looking out of place. For users like us, we like our media center to be the center of attention… so you probably want something a little more aesthetically pleasing. Today, we have chance to look at a uniquely designed SFF PC chassis that can operate in complete silence. We have on our test table today the Streacom FC8 Evo Fanless Chassis. Also, when we refer to it being silent, we really mean it, because the Streacom FC8 Evo case features a completely fanless design. Perhaps its sleek aesthetics will prove to be a talking point of your entertainment center. Let’s review it and find out…   Before we move forward with the exciting features, let’s first talk about who Streacom is: History Streacom was founded in 2010 by a small but experi...


 

Employee Mass BYOD Deployment On The Rise, For Enterprise and Government Sectors

Employee Mass BYOD Deployment On The Rise, For Enterprise and Government Sectors Windows To Go, a feature of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Enterprise, and Super Talent’s RC4 bond to create a new and improved solution for today’s portable work styles San Jose, California — August 18, 2014 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, presents its enterprise and education Windows To Go drives. Super Talent’s Windows To Go drives are widely used for bring your own device (BYOD) services. Currently the USB 3.0 Express RC4 is a very popular enterprise choice among companies who choose to implement the route of BYOD mass deployment. A USB 3.0 device, the size of car keys, is able to boot a sandboxed version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise on any computer that allows booting from a USB device. This allows for our government, education and all enterprise sector clients to significantly reduce operational TCO, while still keeping their human resources mobile. These drives are rigorously tested to pass and exceed Microsoft’s standards in order to be certified to be used with Windows To Go. With read and write speeds of up to 320/120 MB/s, these drives are quick to boot and built with high quality parts for users looking for a personalized USB workspace drive. Additional information on Super Talent’s Microsoft certified Windows To Go drives can be found here. Capacities: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB*...


HIS Multi View Display Adapters Review

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HIS have provided three different hardware adapters for those users who lack the ability to add additional displays to their system setup: the Multi View II, the Multi View X2, and the Multi View+Sound. Each of these offer different features, but all work on the same premise: a USB or DVI adapter expands your ability to add more displays to your setup in a simple manner. Let's take a look.


 

Scythe Kodati: Most compact Top-Flow CPU Cooler for ITX systems

Scythe Kodati: Most compact Top-Flow CPU Cooler for ITX systems 14.08.2014, Oststeinbek (Germany) – The evolving PC market moves towards yet smaller and faster Computer systems. Scythe reacts to the trend and offers its most compact Top-Flow CPU Cooler, which is focusing on small PCs and Mini-ITX based chassis. Kodati supports the latest platforms of both AMD® and Intel®. Scythe introduces the simplistic E.I.S mounting system with the Kodati, which allows fast mounting without the need for a backplate. The CPU cooler is amazingly compact with the dimensions of 82,5 x 95 x 34 mm (3.25 x 3.74 x 1.34 inch) and low weight of mere 180 grams (6.35 oz). Thanks to its height of only 34 millimeters and the fan being mounted between the heatsink and the baseplate, it is possible to use the Kodati even in really slim chassis where other heatsinks won’t fit. CPU-Heat is being passed from the copper-baseplate to the aluminum fin-structure using two 6 mm copper-heatpipes. Both the heatpipes and the baseplate have been nickel-plated. Scythe supplies the Kodati CPU cooler with a preinstalled Slip Stream Slim 80 PWM fan. The 80-millimeter fan can be controlled by the motherboard, thanks to the PWM-function, in the range from 800 and 3.300 RPM. Hence allows the fan to move between 6,0 and 24,82 cubic feet per minute (10,2 ~ 42,2m³/h) at a low noise level from 8,2 to 32,5 dBA. Compatibility to a big variety of sockets has always been a strong point of Scythe CPU Coolers. The new Kodat...


Tesoro Releases True 5.1 Gaming Headset – Kυνέη.pro

Tesoro Releases True 5.1 Gaming Headset – Kυνέη.pro Customizable Audio Control To Gain The Advantage in Battle   August 14, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today releases the Kυνέη.pro true 5.1 surround sound gaming headset. With a total of 8 drivers (4 in each ear cup) and fully customizable control of every channel, the Kυνέη.pro immerses the player into the battlefield by providing realistic, directional audio. Gain the Tactical Advantage Named after the helmet of the Greek god of the underworld, Hades, the Kυνέη allowed its wearer to turn invisible to gain the tactical advantage in battle. Much like the mythological Kυνέη, the Kυνέη.pro allows its wearers to gain the advantage over their enemies by letting gamers pinpoint enemy movements, such as footsteps, before the enemy sees them. Customizable Audio Control Each ear cup of the Kυνέη.pro contains 1 subwoofer, 1 center speaker, 1 front speaker, and one rear speaker, to truly provide directional sound. Each channel (Voice / Front / Rear/ Cen. / Sub.) can be customized via the removable in-line control. The controller also allows gamers to instantly turn off the microphone or speaker. Additionally, for those looking for even more, the Kυνέη.pro can be switched to virtual 7.1 surround sound audio mode. The unidirectional noise canceling microphone blocks out distracting noise for crystal clear chatting. Comfortable...


LEADTEK Quadro- the most powerful graphics card is now available

Quadro, the most powerful graphics card is now available. Experience the power of Quadro with Adobe Creative Cloud Complete plan at a promotional discount of up to 15% Taipei, Taiwan, August 13, 2014  LEADTEK, the authorized channel partner of NVIDIA® professional graphics card in the Asia-Pacific region, launches the most powerful line-up of professional graphics solution products to date, including Quadro K5200, Quadro K4200, Quadro K2200, Quadro K620 and Quadro K420. These 5 new groundbreaking products, not only encompass the entire low-to high-end segments of the professional graphics card market, but also passed several daunting ISV actual testing, dramatically increasing the overall efficiency benchmark. In line with the new product launch, LEADTEK teamed up with creative solutions software giant, Adobe, for an unbeatable promotion. From September 2014 onwards, you can enjoy up to 15% discount off the original price of Adobe Creative Cloud Complete plan with any purchase of the new Quadro graphics card. The 2014 release of Creative Cloud includes all-new versions of 14 favorite desktop applications with hundreds of new features, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe IllustratorCC. You can make use of the latest creative technologies and modern standards to greatly increase the productivity of any aspect of graphic design, web design, photo editing and compositing, and video editing. Coupled with the latest mobile applications, you can create stunning designs and t...


Apotop’s Wi-Copy Offers Multiple Solutions For On-the-Go

Apotop’s Wi-Copy Offers Multiple Solutions For On-the-Go   August 12th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – Apotop, maker of creative electronics and peripherals, has a unique multi-use mobile helper. The Wi-Copy is a multi-use mobile device that provides computer-less file copying, wireless streaming, and backup power. With the Apotop Wi-Copy, you can share a single internet connection with multiple devices simultaneously, transfer files between an iOS or Android device and a USB/SD without an Internet connection (using the free App), stream up to five HD movies simultaneously to multiple iOS or Android devices (using the free App) and use the built-in rechargeable 5200mAh battery for up to 14 hours of continuous usage.   Featuring an ultra-compact design and requiring no computer to transfer between SD cards and USB flash drives, the Wi-Copy allows for a multitude of mobile solutions. Now you don’t need to use your computer to copy files for a friend or coworker. The Wi-Copy allows you to use your phone to transfer files between storage devices. Photos taken using digital cameras or important work data can be stored and backed up instantly. You’ll never have to carry your laptop along or worry that your large files can’t be transmitted. Enjoy videos without going online and using bandwidth. Wirelessly connect your smart phone or tablet to an SD card or USB flash drive via a dedicated App and backup photos to the storage media. You can also use your smart devic...


BIOSTAR Preparing To Launch New “Hi-Fi Mainboard”

BIOSTAR Preparing To Launch New “Hi-Fi Mainboard” August 11th, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is getting ready for the launch of a new Hi-Fi series motherboard, with a brand new outlook design, cutting-edge features and innovative durability enhancements. The board, based on the Intel Z97 chipset will come with key features and BIOSTAR’s exclusive Hi-Fi Audio technology. BIOSTAR’s in-house technology will be evident with features such as Hi-Fi technology, Golden Plated Audio Connectors, 8 Phase Power Design and Super Conductive Heat sinks. In addition, the board will feature new BIOSTAR innovations that improve durability and stability such as Super Rapid Debug3, Super Durable Box Headers, Super Durable Solid Capacitors and Super Durable Ferrite Chokes. About BIOSTAR BIOSTAR, a manufacturer dedicates in motherboards, graphics cards and industrial computing systems. Since its establishment in 1986, the BIOSTAR GROUP has become a major motherboard supplier in the PC industry. In order to pursue continuous growth, BIOSTAR has invested heavily in acquiring the physical and human resources to excel at research and development. With a constant emphasis on quality, BIOSTAR always seeks to offer products with the highest price-performance ratio.  


Samsung 850 PRO 256GB Review

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Samsung is bringing a few new features to the mainstream market here with the 850 PRO SSD, but what's utterly special that we hope pushes those boundaries further ahead, is something called RAPID Mode. Sounds like marketing jingo, we agree, but you'd be wrong to dismiss this one. RAPID Mode is unlike anything you've seen before, promising astonishing performance increases. Buckle up and let's take a closer look at the Samsung PRO 256GB and see just what this SSD can do.


 

Cooler Master V550 PSU Review

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Introduction With power consumption getting smaller and smaller, even in our high performance computers, sometimes we just don’t need or want that massive 1500 Watt power supply. We want something that is relatively tiny in comparison to the standard power supply, yet will also offer clean power and only the fewest cables we will absolutely need. This automatically points us towards semi-modular units. Cooler Master thinks that their newest V-Semi-Modular Series lineup might just be the thing you are looking for.   Boasting all Japanese capacitors, a slightly smaller form factor, 450-750 Watt capacities, and an 80+ Gold rating, could this be the power supply to go into your next small form factor machine? Before we go on to find out, let’s get to know Cooler Master a little bit better. www.coolermaster.com Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry’s best thermal solutions. Since its establishment two decades ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved. In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. It aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for compani...


 



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