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    ECS LIVA X Mini PC- Review

    Introduction   Here we are at the beginning of a new year where we can start fresh on old habits, forgotten projects of days past, and new promises to self and others; it is all about moving forward. Last year ECS released a mini PC kit called LIVA. We were invi...
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    GX Gaming SW-G2.1 2000 Gaming Speakers – Review

    Audio has been a major component of gaming dating all the way back to Pong and Centipede. A good soundtrack and audio reproduction adds to the overall experience of any game just as a bad soundtrack or sub par reproduction can take away from that experience. Discre...
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    Introducing the NZXT DOKO! A Unique Take on PC Streaming

          A PC streaming device that brings you the full functionality of your pc, anywhere in your home.     Los Angeles, CA – DOKO is a PC streaming device that connects to your network and allows you to easily use your PC in the comfort of y...
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    Gigabyte Raptor Gaming Mouse

    With the Raptor gaming mouse, Gigabyte is targeting a rather specific crowd in the gaming world: those who want a claw-style rodent. We don't see many of these, and the Raptor looks sleek and comes with a few interesting features. Not only is it a claw mouse, but it'...
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ASUSTOR to Debut New NAS Applications at CES 2015

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ASUSTOR Unveils Trendsetting NAS 4K Multimedia Solutions at CES 2015 ASUSTOR will be showcasing its innovative NAS products for four straight days starting from today, at CES 2015 at the Trump International Hotel. ASUSTOR will be exhibiting its 70, 51, 50 series models equipped with powerful Intel Haswell and BayTrail processors. The ASUSTOR Portal app is the first to integrate XBMC 13 and provide 4K UHD or 1080p Full HD playback, and offering a comprehensive, high-value home multimedia center and cloud storage solution. The latest ADM 2.3 version will be introduced along with the new video streaming and digital TV recording app LooksGood and mobile multimedia streaming app AiVideos. Surveillance Center has added electronic maps and ONVIF Profile S support functions while enterprise functions such as the new VM Center virtual machine console, SSD Trim and SNMP have been added. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, January 5th, 2015 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, will be showcasing its innovative NAS products for four straight days starting from today, at CES 2015 at the Trump International Hotel. ASUSTOR will be exhibiting its cutting-edge 70, 51 and 50 series NAS devices and exclusive ADM 2.3 operating system featuring all new functionality including multimedia, surveillance, business management and data protection applications. ASUSTOR’s 70 series devices come with powerful high performance processors combined with ASUSTOR’s multim...


SYBER Releases Three New Vapor Models: Slim, Stream and a New Color at CES

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SYBER Releases Three New Vapor Models: Slim, Stream and a New Color at CES Customizable Windows-Based PC Gaming Consoles Will Launch in Steam’s Big Picture Mode LAS VEGAS, NV (January 6-9, 2015) – SYBER, a new division of CyberPowerPC, is announcing three new Vapor Models at CES in Las Vegas, as part of Syber’s open platform PC gaming console line, along with a new limited edition color model.   “For gamers who want to break out of the bedroom and into the comfort of the living room, the Syber Vapor PC gaming console series offers the best performance at an affordable price,” said Eric Cheung, CEO, CyberPowerPC.   Steam machines will run on SteamOS, an operating system based on Ubuntu Linux and produced by Valve. Steam machines will exist primarily to play Linux games that can be downloaded through SteamOS. What makes the Syber Vapor PC gaming console unique, however, is that it is coming out before the SteamOS is finished. The Vapor connects via HDMI to your HDTV, has 4K capabilities and uses Windows 8.1 that will launch gamers directly into Steam’s Big Picture mode.   “We created the Syber Vapor PC gaming console to give gamers more power and more customization than the standard video game consoles like Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox,” said Eddie Vong, VP of Product, CyberPowerPC.   Three new Syber Vapor models are immediately available. “Based on the initial feedback from users and our partners, we wanted to create th...


QNAP Partners with AMD to Launch 10GbE-ready 2.4GHz Quad-core Processor TVS-863+ Golden Cloud Turbo vNAS

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QNAP Partners with AMD to Launch 10GbE-ready 2.4GHz Quad-core Processor TVS-863+ Golden Cloud Turbo vNAS Taipei, Taiwan, January 5, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. have partnered with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD®), and announced the release of the high-performance 10GbE-ready TVS-863+ and 4/6/8-bay TVS-x63 Turbo vNAS series, with an AMD Embedded G-Series quad-core 2.4GHz processor and a RAM module expandable to 16GB. With highly-efficient hardware encryption, SSD cache acceleration, and advanced AMD Radeon™ graphics, the TVS-x63+ series provides an affordable 10GbE unified storage solution to safeguard all stored contents and to process intensive tasks and high-quality multimedia files. “QNAP is renowned for providing comprehensive cutting-edge NAS solutions with high-quality features for users, and we feel very honored to cooperate with QNAP to release the new TVS-x63+ series NAS, powered by AMD embedded solutions,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Embedded Solutions. “The AMD Embedded G-Series SoC provides high performance while being energy efficient and meets the requirements of a NAS designed to deliver 24/7 continuous and reliable services.” Powered by an energy-efficient 64-bit AMD quad-core 2.4 GHz processor with 8GB/4GB fast DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), coupled with the support of SATA 6Gb/s, 2 Gigabit LAN ports and 10GbE capability (the TVS-863+ has built in 10GbE), the TVS-x63+ series d...


Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL

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Introduction: Phanteks has moved to the top of our list as one of the premium manufacturers. Phanteks has been on the forefront as leader in the manufacturing of thermal solutions like high performance fans and air coolers. Phanteks this past year took the industry by surprise, when the company ventured into computer case manufacturing, by introducing for the very first time their award winning Phanteks Enthoo Primo full tower chassis. A chassis that was specifically designed for the computer enthusiast, and water-cooling aficionado. Today what better way than to start our New Year but to have the pleasure of reviewing the Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL and what looks to be a scaled down and smaller version of the acclaimed Enthoo Primo. The Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL sports many of its distinct features and designs, which includes multiple radiator support, modular HD cages, separate PSU area, and all aluminum look. The Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL is available in a satin black windowed version. Try imagining Primo, as it is anything but Mini, in a scaled down version, at a lower price. Without giving too much away the Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL features support for dual operating systems, and for its small size at 260 mm x 550 mm x 480 mm (W x H x D) 10.2in x 21.7in x 18.9in is anything but mini. In addition, these dimensions looks to be more of a mid-size form factor then a mini. The Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL sports a very spacious clean interior, making it very easy to build both air an...


 

Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL and accessories kit launch

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ENTHOO MINI XL Walnut, California, January 5th 2015 - Phanteks announce the release of the Enthoo Mini XL, a super micro ATX. The Mini XL has been redesigned with optimal cooling in mind. Resembling the Enthoo Primo, it offers extensive water-cooling possibilities.   The Enthoo Mini XL, a compact and powerful structure with a sandblasted aluminum faceplates with matte finish. The Mini XL introduces a new form factor, super micro ATX. Unlike the Enthoo Primo, the Mini XL comes with a new RGB LED light system with mulitcolor control (10 colors) and supports dual motherboard configuration with the Mini XL ITX upgrade kit (PH-ITXKT_01). With the Enthoo Mini XL, the main challenges was to make effective use of space through design. The Mini XL’s power supply location is now on the top back side of the case for optimal cooling. The Enthoo Mini XL comes with many features like dual removable hard drive cages, Drop-N- Lock SSD Brackets, quick eject dustfilters, LED control, mod friendly structure, and easy cable management. The Mini XL also offers extensive water and air cooling. Convenient pump bracket with preinstalled vibration dampeners, PWM control hub allows for up to 7 fans to be controlled by PWM, 2 reservoir mounting locations, radiator side bracket, and dual rear fan exhaust. For the one who desire even more, the Mini XL leaves options for additional upgrades. Extra upgrades like internal ambient lighting sytem (PH-LEDKT_M1/ PH-LEDKT_M2) that matches with the exterior...


ThermalTake Core X2 Chassis Review

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The new Core X series of cases looks to build on what was started in the Urban series of chassis, versatility, simplistic outward design and affordability. In this review we will see if Thermaltake continues its positive trend or stumbles as many others have during follow up launches.


 

SilverStone Ultra-Quiet 140mm and 120mm PWM Fans Review

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Introduction The quest for silence is an ultimate goal among the elite of computer enthusiasts. Some people take this quest to the extreme in having fanless computers, but even the slightest airflow can be inaudible while making a huge difference in temperatures. That’s exactly where SilverStone comes into the picture with their new series of Ultra-Quiet PWM fans. Rather than trying to break airflow records, these tools are designed to operate at a such a low level that you won’t be able to tell if they’re spinning unless you look at them. Before we take a closer look at the fans themselves, let’s take a quick glance at the company of SilverStone.


 

NZXT Introduces S340 Color Editions

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Introducing the S340 Color Edition Los Angeles, CA – This Fall saw the S340 lead the way for NZXT in the entry-level case category, bringing premium quality and innovative design to the sub $70 space. Today we’re pleased to announce the availability of the S340 in two new stylish colors: Matte Black paneling with either Gloss Blue or Gloss Red accents. Both colors will be widely available to all NZXT sales partners.   Forged from strong, cold-rolled steel, the S340 exudes an air of confidence that only the most durable of cases is capable of exhibiting. Axing the optical bays and relocating the HDDs to a lower position opens the case up like never before, making this one of the easiest cases to build in ever. A grommet-less cable management solution, alongside over twenty zip-tie locations and plenty of space behind the motherboard tray gives you unprecedented cable management options for a mid tower case. When it comes to keeping cool, the Source 340 is no slouch. With Kraken X61 compatibility in the front intake, X31 compatibility in the rear exhaust, and a total of up to three 140mm or for 120mm fans you have plenty of Cooling options. Thick front panel cutouts allow unrestricted airflow to reach our fully filtered intake. The Source 340 comes with the standard accouterments that you would expect from a premium case, such as USB 3.0, filtered intakes, a PSU shroud, and quality materials. Easily one of the most durable cases we’ve ever made, the Source 340 boa...


Wi-Fi Video Home Monitoring Camera – SpotCam

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Wi-Fi Video Home Monitoring Camera – SpotCam – Announces New Professional Grade Motion Detection Capability New Motion Masking Feature Reduces False Alarms December 30, 2014, Taipei Taiwan – SpotCam, the cloud home monitoring service startup, announces a new Motion Masking feature for its SpotCam Wi-Fi home monitoring camera. Found in professional security camera systems, SpotCam’s new motion masking feature, attained by updating to the latest firmware, allows users to configure the camera to only monitor motions for a specified area. Reduce False Alarms Users can now tell the SpotCam, which offers 24 hours of cloud based security video storage for free, to ignore different areas of the camera’s view, such as a window, ensuring they only receive notifications that matter via email or the mobile app. Motion detection alerts are only triggered if there are motions in the unmasked part of the camera view. “The Motion Masking feature is useful when you are monitoring your home or office and you do not want to receive a notification every time a bird flies by the window,” says Jacky Lin, CEO of SpotCam. “By adding this advanced feature, we are further proving our commitment to provide professional-level security camera features for an entry-level price.” Simple to Setup, Simple to Use With an incredibly easy setup, SpotCam makes it easy to check up on loved ones from anywhere. A cloud based approach combined with iOS and Android apps means it’...


Lian Li to Showcase Open Air Chassis at CES 2015

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Lian Li to Showcase Open Air Chassis at CES 2015 Desk Chassis and Latest Lineup of Brushed Aluminum Cases Also on Display December 30, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd will be at the world’s largest consumer technology trade show – CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from January 6 to 9, 2015. Lian Li invites all interested parties to visit the their booth, Westgate (formerly LVH) #50012, 50014, and 50016, and catch a glimpse of the recently released O Series open-air chassis as well as the aluminum desk chassis. Open Air Chassis Previewed to the worldwide technology community in its prototype stage, the O Series chassis, PC-O5, PC-O5S, PC-O6S and PC-O7S, reflect the feedback of the DIY community, and feature oversized tempered glass windows, a PCI riser cards, and sleek and slim aluminum construction.   Take a Seat at Our Desk Chassis Visitors to the Lian Li booth will be able to take a seat at our Desk Chassis. Constructed of aluminum and combining the symbiotic relationship of desks and computer cases, these hybrid chassis allow DIY builders to build a full computer inside a desk and show off their hardware creations through tempered glass desktops.   The Latest Aluminum Chassis Lian Li will be also be displaying its current line of mini, micro, mid, and full tower brushed aluminum chassis with the high quality build and features that are to be expected from Lian Li. Lian Li’s Booth Number: Westgate (formerly LVH) #50012, 5...





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