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Phanteks PH-TC12LS/PH-TC14S CPU coolers launch

Phanteks PH-TC12LS/PH-TC14S CPU coolers launch PHANTEKS PH-TC12LS Walnut, California, November 26th 2014 Phanteks announces the release of the PH-TC12LS, a low profile CPU cooler. The PH-TC12LS comes equipped with the latest PH-F120MP PWM High Static Pressure fan designed to overcome airflow restriction caused by high fin density. Designed specifically for HTPC, the PH-TC12LS stands at only 47mm tall (74mm with fan) and compatible with 99mm small form factor case. The six 6mm C-type nickel plated heatpipes with the slim aluminium stacked fins delivers thermal conductivity more efficiently. The new design aluminium stacked fins are slimmer, resulting in faster heat distribution on the surface of the fins. To prevent premature failures and reliability,the PH-TC12LS uses Phanteks’ P.A.T.S technology to dissipate heat that generate within the case. With P.A.T.S, the PH-TC12LS can withstand of up to 200 degree Celsius. The PH-TC12LS includes the new seven blade PH-F120MP PWM High Static Pressure fan. The new fans are design to provide exceptional static pressure and airflow through the heatsink. The PH-TC12LS also comes with the Solisku Bracket, a easy to install bracket that allows for a direct contact with the CPU and compatible with AMD and INTEL sockets. For cases with limited amount of space, PH-TC12LS is a great choice. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS For more detailed data and specifications information, please visit our web site http://www.phanteks.com/PH-TC12LS.html PRICING...



CRYORIG Innovative Product Compatibility Tester Goes Online!

CRYORIG Innovative Product Compatibility Tester Goes Online! 27.11.2014, Taipei, Taiwan – CRYORIG, PC thermal solutions innovator is releasing a new Compatibility Tester. The CR Origami testing system allows users to print out and put together a origami structure that will reflects the fin size footprint, heatpipe height limitations for a CRYORIG product and platform of choice. This allows users to pre-test their system and see for themselves if CRYORIG fit’s or not. Taking only a four steps to make your very own CR Origami Tester, the Tester is the fastest and easiest way to answer questions like wither the R1 Universal will interfere with your RAM/PCI-E and many more compatibility related questions. The CR Origami tester is far more comprehensive than regular compatibility charts. The tester allows you to simulate how a CRYORIG product would fit in your system, allowing for pre-purchase planning. Besides using the CR Origami Tester, you can also always write to support@cryorig.com for any compatibility or system issues. CRYORIG’s R1 Ultimate Origami Tester CRYORIG’s R1 Universal Origami Tester CRYORIG’s C1 Origami Tester CRYORIG’s H5 Universal Origami Tester CRYORIG’s Offizielle Facebookseite About CRYORIG Officially founded in 2013, CRYORIG is a fresh new comer to the PC peripherals and Cooling market with a core team of seasoned veterans. The team’s resumes include experiences with renowned brands such as Thermalright, Prolimatech an...



QNAP Qnotes App Allows Users to Take Notes On-The-Go

QNAP Qnotes App Allows Users to Take Notes On-The-Go Taipei, Taiwan, November 26, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the Qnotes mobile app to enable users to take and share notes anywhere and anytime. In addition to synchronizing content with the Notes Station on a Turbo NAS, Qnotes allows offline note-taking as an easy-to-use tool to help users organize things in their work and personal life. “Qnotes is perfect for conveniently capturing ideas on the go and to save notes on the secure personal cloud provided by a Turbo NAS,” said Willy Kuo, product manager of QNAP. “Even when there is no access to the Internet, users can still take notes on their mobile devices,” added Kuo. Qnotes is designed with user friendliness and is a handy tool for productive note-taking. Users can flexibly insert photos, audio, and videos saved on their mobile device and attached SD card, directly add photos to their notes using their device camera, instantly create meeting minutes using templates, quickly add calendar events and to-do lists, and easily access all of the events and to-do’s from different notes from one place. Qnotes is beneficial for communication and teamwork in workplaces and in daily life. Along with sharing notes using social networks and messaging apps, users can also invite others to edit notes for productive communication and teamwork. Availability Qnotes & Qnotes HD is now available for Android on Google Play and for iPad f...



Lian Li Announces Windowed Version of PC-Q33 Mini-ITX Chassis in North America

Lian Li Announces Windowed Version of PC-Q33 Mini-ITX Chassis in North America Flip-Open Design Aluminum Chassis Now with Dual Side Panel Windows November 25, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces a windowed version of the PC-Q33 Mini-ITX Chassis – PC-Q33W. The PC-Q33W features the same flip-open design and space-efficient hardware support as the original PC-Q33, while also having windows on both side panels, allowing DIY builders to show off their hardware creations. Front Hinge for Easy Access The PC-Q33W provides plenty of working space for DIY builders. Builders can swing open the top and front panel of this brushed aluminum chassis providing easy access to the internal components. Space Efficient Hardware Support At 18L, the PC-Q33W takes advantage of every available space. The chassis supports CPU coolers up to 180mm (7.0”) in height and ATX power supplies up to 200mm in length. The latest powerful low-profile graphics cards up to 220mm (8.6”) easily fit inside the chassis. Up to three 2.5” drives and two 3.5” drives are supported. Water Cooling Support The fully aluminum PC-Q33W supports 120mm radiators and AIO liquid cooling kits. Product Features of the PC-Q33W Mini-ITX chassis Flip open design for easy access to the internal components Compatible with CPU coolers up to 180mm Supports 120mm radiators Versatile hard drive support Pop-off side panels MSRP: 124.99 USD Available in North America now at Newegg Price and Ava...



Super Talent Unveils its DDR4 DRAM Modules!

Super Talent Unveils its DDR4 DRAM Modules! More Bandwidth, Faster speeds, and Lower power consumption for enterprise environments San Jose, California — November 24, 2014 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces line of DDR4 DRAM modules. DDR4 is the successor to DDR3 which is widely used in global enterprise computing solutions. Chip support for DDR4 comes with Intel’s next-generation Xeon server processors based on Haswell architecture. DDR4 provides double the rate of data that DDR3 is able to and allows for increased module densities to provide greater DRAM capacity. In addition, the power usage of these modules is 1.2V compared to DDR3′s 1.5V — 20% lower than the previous generation’s standard power draw. With lower power usage and higher bandwidth to work with, overhead costs can be reduced while providing increased bandwidth. More information about Super Talent’s DDR4 can be found here. About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO 9001 certified company, Super Talent utilizes its state-of-the-art factories and leading-edge components to produce award winning products with outstanding reliability. Super Talent is an active member of the JEDEC and ONFI. With over 200 patents, the company was ranked in the top 50 of the Wall ...



Silence Redefined…The DEFINE R5 is here!

Silence Redefined…The DEFINE R5 is here! The wait is over! Fractal Design is proud to announce the next generation of the, worldwide, award winning Define series.   Fractal Design Define R5 is the next evolution in the widely popular Define Series. Packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction.   The Define R5 case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, updated ModuVent™ fan vent covers and finely tuned, new Dynamic Series fans.   The Define R5 was designed with configurability in mind, accommodating up to 8 hard drives and all modern graphics card. Should you wish to expand your system with water cooling components or more fans the layout can easily be configured to meet your demand, now with more configuration options with simple modification opportunities. Key Features Optimally designed for silent computing with high density noise-reducing material throughout the case for maximum sound absorption, while not compromising on airflow and cooling capabilities. Extensive water cooling support for a case of this size; housing radiators up to 420mm in the top and 360mm in the front. Equipped with new tool-less ModuVent™ fan slot covers allowing the user to install more fans if desired or keep fan slots covered to maximize sound a...



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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 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...



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...



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 ...



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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 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...



Noctua presents three new 92mm premium coolers

Noctua presents three new 92mm premium coolers Vienna, November 12th 2014 – Noctua today announced three new 92mm class CPU coolers. Whereas the NH-U9S and NH-D9L are retail models that suceed the popular NH-U9B SE2, the NH-D9DX i4 3U targets Intel Xeon LGA2011 based workstations and servers. All three models use the recently announced NF-A9 PWM 92mm premium fan to achieve class-leading quiet cooling performance. “Providing a great balance between high efficiency and compact size, the NH-U9B SE2 is still one of our most popular models”, says Mag. Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “The NH-U9S and NH-D9L stay true to this proven formula but now offer even better performance, better compatibility and PWM support for automatic fan speed control.” Continuing the renowned legacy of Noctua’s award-winning NH-U9 series, the NH-U9S is a premium quality quiet CPU cooler in classic 9cm size. Its asymmetrical design with 5 heatpipes not only provides even better cooling performance than the previous generation but also improves compatibility: Thanks to its 95x95mm footprint, the NH-U9S clears the RAM and PCIe slots on all Intel and most AMD based mainboards, including µATX and ITX. The NH-D9L features 4 heatpipes and is 15mm lower than classic 9cm coolers such as the NH-U9 series (110mm vs. 125mm), which doesn’t only guarantee full 3U compliance but also makes the NH-D9L ideal for compact HTPC and Small Form Factor cases that have airflow paths par...



ROCCAT Joins eSports Juggernaut Intel Extreme Masters As Major Event Sponsor

ROCCAT Joins eSports Juggernaut Intel Extreme Masters As Major Event Sponsor Hamburg, November 11, 2014 – With the world of eSports proliferating rapidly across the globe and true superstars being made every day, it is with great excitement that ROCCAT announces a four event sponsorship collaboration with eSports powerhouse Intel Extreme Masters, for their Season 9 tournament series featuring StarCraft II and League of Legends. René Korte, CEO and Founder of ROCCAT Studios details, “Our dedication to the eSports community is well-established, with our own Team ROCCAT League of Legends team, and world champion StarCraft II player HyuN representing us proudly. We are heavily invested in the success of the eSporting ecosystem, and are extremely proud to join one of its most lauded representatives in Intel Extreme Masters for these exciting events. We can’t wait to show up in Northern California to be a part of the madness.” ROCCAT will make their first appearance as exclusive peripheral sponsors at IEM’s San Jose event December 6-7, hosted at the SAP Center, home of NHL professional hockey team the San Jose Sharks. “Our gaming keyboards and mice will be available in all public gaming areas, where gamers can get their hands on some of our best gear,” René continues. “These include the brand new Tyon gaming mouse, and our exciting Ryos TKL Pro keyboard. San Jose is going to get an incredible event, with some of the greatest competitive gamers in the world and ...






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