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    VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB- Review

    One may come to the conclusion that we do not need faster or larger pocket drives considering the average file transfer is done being copied in a few seconds. VisionTek does not think we have reached a suitable transfer speed yet and has created a drive to challenge ...
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    MX-Technology Secure Encryption USB 3.0 128GB Review

    With the need for data to be portable and secure, today we're looking at the MX-Technology SEC 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive that features AES 256-bit encryption in a small and sleek package. Do you worry about data protection? Do you need portability? If so, then read ...
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    Enermax Thormax Giant Full Tower ATX Case

    The multiple choices in the different areas for mounting HDD’s or SSD drives is a welcome addition and makes it so much easier to configure your build for not just looks but performance and water cooling options as well. This makes it a no brainer for anyone and ev...
  • New technique for generating electricity from mechanical vibrations

    New technique for generating electricity from mechanical vibrations By Richard Moss November 12, 2014 Natural vibrations caused by two surfaces with different work functions repelling and attracting each other can be used to generate electricity (Image: VTT) Electric...
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Tesoro to Display the Latest Mechanical Keyboards at DreamHack 2014

Tesoro to Display the Latest Mechanical Keyboards at DreamHack 2014 Game and Win PC Gaming Gear November 21, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces attendees of DreamHack 2014, November 27 – November 30, will be able to game with Tesoro as well as have a chance to win Tesoro gaming peripherals at the DreamStore. Experience Tesoro Tesoro gaming peripherals will be at Tesoro’s booth for visitors to experience the latest in PC gaming technology. PC gaming attendees will be able to try out RGB mechanical keyboards, surround-sound headsets, gaming mice and mousepads, and more. Selected Tesoro gaming peripherals will be on sale at the booth for a 20%-30% discount, including: Excalibur RGB: With 16.8 million colors to choose from, this mechanical keyboard offers the tactility gamers desire with virtually unlimited color schemes. Tizona: Tizona allows gamers to choose the setup they want, either a comfortable space-saving tenkeyless or a classic full sized board with the numberpad on either the left or right side. Kuven.pro: 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. Virtus.Pro: A collaboration with the professional e-sport organization Virtus.Pro, this high-performance mouse pad was truly designed by gamers to provide a high-texture density and ...


VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB- Review

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One may come to the conclusion that we do not need faster or larger pocket drives considering the average file transfer is done being copied in a few seconds. VisionTek does not think we have reached a suitable transfer speed yet and has created a drive to challenge any other portable storage device. The VisionTek USB Pocket SSD uses the same technology many of us now use to achieve quicker boot and application load times, just in a smaller more portable form factor.


 

ENERMAX Launches LIQMAX II series

  ENERMAX Launches LIQMAX II series   November 20th, 2014. Chino, California – ENERMAX rolls out the second generation LIQMAX All-In-One CPU liquid cooler series. LIQMAX II has 2 models: LIQMAX II 120S and LIQMAX II 240, the radiators’ length are 120mm and 240mm, respectively. LIQMAX II features a new cooling block with advanced impellers, ENERMAX patented Shunt Channel Technology (S.C.T) and the 2nd generation batwing fans with patented APS(Adjustable Peak Speed) triple RPM range setting function. LIQMAX II 120S and 240 TDP are rated at 320W+ and 350W+ respectively, and support the most modern CPU socket types, including LGA1150, LGA2011, AM3+ and FM2+.   High efficiency Cooling Block ENERMAX’s patented Shunt Channel Technology (S.C.T) is a dramatic improvement on thermal performance. This precise technique successfully boosts heat exchange efficiency by eliminating the boundary layers and increases the coolant exchange ratio. LIQMAX II continuously adopts this technology on the copper cooling base plate of the cooling block. Moreover, the advanced impellers enable increased pumping pressure strength to keep the smooth coolant circulation. The pump inside the cooling block is a ceramic beating pump, featuring high corrosion resistance, noiseless operation and exceptional durability with MTBF 50,000 hrs.  Patented Shunt-Channel Technology(SCT) cold plate     2nd Generation Batwing Fan Both LIQMAX II 120S and 240 include two 2nd generation batwing fans e...


MX-Technology Secure Encryption USB 3.0 128GB Review

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With the need for data to be portable and secure, today we're looking at the MX-Technology SEC 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive that features AES 256-bit encryption in a small and sleek package. Do you worry about data protection? Do you need portability? If so, then read on to find out if this USB flash drive is the thing for you.


 

SpotCam Wi-Fi Home Monitoring Service Comes With 24 Hours of Cloud-Based Video Playback

SpotCam Wi-Fi Home Monitoring Service Comes With 24 Hours of Cloud-Based Video Playback Easily View and Record High Definition Footage of Your Home or Office November 20, 2014, Taipei Taiwan – Cloud based video startup SpotCam announces today the first home monitoring Wi-Fi video solution that offers free 24 hour cloud-based HD video playback – SpotCam. Cloud-Based Video Playback for Free With SpotCam, users can view live or recorded video of their home or office directly from their smartphone, tablet, or computer, and have the peace of mind that in the event of an incident there is 24 hours of cloud stored video evidence. The real-time alert system allows users to stay aware of motion or audio activity with instant notifications sent via email or the mobile app. Longer loop recording is available at reasonable monthly/annual fees. High Definition Recording and Clear Night Vision The 720p High Definition resolution and 110° wide angle view ensures a detailed view of the entire intended area. In low-light conditions 12 automatically-activated IR LEDs provide clear night vision. Social Networking Users are able to share SpotCam videos and streams to specific people or even to the general public through the easy to use included software and app. Easy Setup SpotCam can be set up in a couple of steps on the Android / iOS app or through the SpotCam website. Family members of all technological levels can quickly get SpotCam up and going. Only a Wi-Fi connection is needed...


MSI B85M ECO Board – Review

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Those of us in a position to build PCs for businesses and everyday people should consider using a board like we will see today when the opportunity warrants it. The MSI B85M ECO is aimed at trimming power usage down to a minimum level without costing performance as a trade off.


 

Game on: AOC offers extensive monitor range for ambitious gamers

Game on: AOC offers extensive monitor range for ambitious gamers Amsterdam, 19 November 2014 G2460PG: This monitor with integrated NVIDIA G-SYNC technology synchronises the display’s refresh rates to the graphic card’s GPU. G2460PQU/BR: With a refresh rate of 144 Hz this monitor takes gaming performance to the max — at an affordable price. G2770PQU: A display which adds extra space to the gaming experience and boasts excellent refresh rates as well as speedy response times. G2460FQ: Non-stop action for thrill-seeking gamers at an affordable price. The next level in gaming performance: the G2460PQU/BR and the G2460PG A new level of gaming with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology; the G2460PG With its NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology, the 24″ (61 cm) G2460PG from AOC’s Style Line immerses the player right into the gaming action. The integrated G-SYNC module synchronises the display refresh rates to the graphics card’s GPU so nothing comes between the player and the game. The extremely short response time of just 1 ms effectively eliminates ghosting effects, delivering crisp and clear images even in the most intense in-game situations. Thanks to the outstanding refresh rate of the G2460PG, enemy movement is displayed in ultra-smooth motion and competitors can be easily targeted. Not only do the in-game environments come to life in one super-smooth movement, but also at a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution. Thanks to a luminosity of 350 cd/cm² colours are vibrant and bright. In...


TRENDnet® Switches Listed as Recommended Networking Products by Control4

TRENDnet® Switches Listed as Recommended Networking Products by Control4 TORRANCE, Calif. – November 17, 2014 – TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand today announces Control4, a leading provider of personalized automation and control solutions, has published TRENDnet switch solutions on their Recommended Networking Products list. Control4 completed rigorous testing of TRENDnet switches and approved sourcing the published products for future Control4 projects. Control4 allows users to automatically control devices in a home or business. Founded in 2003, Control4′s mission is to deliver an elegant and simple way to control and automate lighting, music, video, security, and energy throughout the entire home. Control4 solutions are available through more than 3,000 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 80 countries. Switches are a key component of a home automation solution. Over 20 TRENDnet switches were tested and approved for sourcing by Control4 integrators. TRENDnet solutions listed on the Control4 Recommended Networking Products list include Gigabit unmanaged, 10/100 PoE, Gigabit PoE, and Web Smart PoE switches. TRENDnet switches are available through IT distribution, security distribution, online, and retail partners-visit www.TRENDnet.com for a complete partner list. “TRENDnet switches have a reputation for reliability and energy efficiency,” said Rod Finney director of sales, North ...


Enermax Thormax Giant Full Tower ATX Case

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The multiple choices in the different areas for mounting HDD’s or SSD drives is a welcome addition and makes it so much easier to configure your build for not just looks but performance and water cooling options as well. This makes it a no brainer for anyone and everyone who is looking for a top notch full tower chassis with all the bells and whistles to go with it.


 

New technique for generating electricity from mechanical vibrations

New technique for generating electricity from mechanical vibrations By Richard Moss November 12, 2014 Natural vibrations caused by two surfaces with different work functions repelling and attracting each other can be used to generate electricity (Image: VTT) Electrical energy is normally generated through heat, motion, nuclear transformation, or chemical reactions, but now scientists at VTT Technical Research Center of Finland have devised a new method that involves mechanical vibrations. They figured out how to “harvest” the vibrational energy that occurs naturally when two surfaces with different work functions are connected via electrodes, and this energy could potentially be used to power wearables and other low-power electronics. A work function is a property of the surface of a material that is defined as the difference between the energy of an electron at rest and the minimum thermodynamic work (another form of energy) that is required to remove said electron from the material. It’s often applied in photoelectric devices and cathode-ray tubes, and is sometimes guarded against in electronic circuits involving different metals, but it had not before been used in vibration energy harvesting. The VTT scientists created a parallel-plate capacitor with copper and aluminum that was hooked up to an external circuit. The plates’ respective work functions provided the initial one volt charge as electrons fled from one surface to the other. Different el...





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