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Origin's new PCs allow motherboard installation in 4 different ways

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 9:12 am

CES 2014 - Origin has just changed things up in the pre-configured PC space with its newly unravelled Genesis and Millennium PCs at this year's Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas.

 

 

Where Origin has changed things up, is by offering the motherboard mount in 4 possible ways: standard ATX, inverted ATX, rotated 90 degrees or rotated 90 degrees, and inverted. Where this comes into benefit, is that the new Origin PCs can handle pretty much any GPU configuration, and the longest GPUs on the market, without a problem. Origin will also be offering an expansion kit that will see the mid-tower Millennium PC into the full-tower Genesis PC.

 

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This will allow you to add a massive radiator for water cooling, or an additional 24 hard drives - yes, an additional twenty four HDDs! The Millennium PC will start at $1,629, while the Genesis begins at $1,849.

Captherm Systems unveils MP1120 - CPU cooling just got cool again

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 8:21 am

CES 2014 - Captherm Systems unveiled a project today that the company put eight years into. The new MP1120 is a unique cooler with some very impressive features.

 

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The cooler is already an award winner after taking a coveted International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award.

 

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The coolers base, filled with an unknown fluid, pulls the heat away from the CPU. Heat forces the warmed fluid into the radiator area where it cools and drops back down to the CPU cooling chamber.

 

Click the title to see a video of the system in action.

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Samsung shows off an incredible 98-inch 8K TV at CES 2014

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 7:28 am

CES 2014 - We are barely getting 4K displays onto our shelves and hearts, but it seems that the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 is all about showing off not only 4K TVs, but 8K TVs, too.

 

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Samsung has now joined the fun, showing off an incredible concept TV, measuring in at a mammoth 98 inches, and a resolution of 7680x4320. This is enough pixels to finally bury that annoying 'Retina' label, but unfortunately, we won't see this TV, or anything like it, for quite some time yet. Even if they were out, the price would hurt you more than the amount of pixels being crammed onto it.

Lenovo enhances its already great X1 Carbon laptop

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 6:29 am

CES 2014 - We all know Lenovo has some of the best notebooks on the market, but it has just refreshed its X1 Carbon notebook at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 that is currently cranking along in Las Vegas.

 

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The refreshed Thinkpad X1 Carbon offers a carbon fiber-constructed chassis, which weighs in at 2.8 pounds. Something unique that Lenovo has done with its X1 Carbon is provide an Adaptive Keyboard, which the company claims "dynamically adjusts based on the software or application being used to highlight the most relevant keys". The 14-inch display is of the anti-glare variety, with Lenovo offering up a 1600x900 or 2560x1440 resolution.

 

Lenovo has provided a rapid-charge technology, which will provide 80% of the total charge in under an hour, on top of a nine-hour battery. The pricing on the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon isn't bad, starting at $1,299. The refreshed X1 Carbon will be available starting at the end of the month.

Intel renames McAfee, rebranding unit named after troubled founder

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 5:57 am

CES 2014 - The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 typically brings about joy for consumers and most companies, but Intel confirmed it would rename the McAfee Security brand. John McAfee, founder of the company that he later sold, now has a name of infamy bringing forth rather negative name recognition. Beyond John McAfee's wild personal issues, including a global search, wild spending and obscure blog posts, Intel is clearly interested in just moving forward.

 

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It was just two years ago that Intel said there were no plans to change the McAfee name, but Intel wants to alter the company's public perception. In addition to a name change, product packaging and marketing will also reportedly be revamped.

 

During the Intel keynote, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said his company will provide mobile security to smartphones, tablets, wearable electronics, and other mobile devices. Intel will release additional details related to the company's free mobile software for smartphone and tablet owners later this year.

Huawei discusses Tecal ES3000 PCIe SSD

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 5:37 am

Storage Visions 2014 - Huawei's Mohammed Moshref discusses the Tecal ES3000 PCIe SSD and the flexible architecture that allows for easy customization.

 

 

Huawei's IC knowledge comes from years in the networking market, and they have expanded to providing flash-based products with tremendous density points up to 2.4TB in a FHHL form factor. The experience shines through in the impressive specifications and great latency of their Tecal ES3000.

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OCZ Vertex 460 Pictured - Barefoot 3 M10 and Toshiba 19nm Toggle

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 4:54 am

CES 2014 - The first product born from the marriage of OCZ Technology and Toshiba was displayed today at the OCZ suite. Soon, OCZ will ship Vertex 460, in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. The new drive will deliver up to 550MB/s sequential reads, up to 95,000 4KB IOPS and uses Toshiba Type C 19nm Toggle flash.

 

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No need to beat around the bush with stock pics, we have ours in hand.

 

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We can't talk about the performance outside of what OCZ displayed at the suite so the image above tells you exactly what we know right now and exactly what we can say at this point. The cool thing is this, the Vertex 460 is faster than Vertex 450. What we hope to see is a price that is lower than the Vertex 450 and in stock at etailers.

Vizio's 50-inch 4K TV will cost $1,000

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 4:52 am

CES 2014 - Vizio teases its new P-Series of 4K-capable TVs yesterday, but we didn't know the pricing on these new Ultra HD TVs, until now. Vizio will be pricing its 50-inch 4K P-Series TV at just $1,000.

 

 

The bigger screens will cost an additional $400 for every size bigger, until it reaches $2,600 for the 70-inch beast. Considering House of Cards' season season is being streamed by Netflix in 4K, it might be high time that you acquire that Ultra HD TV now, hey?

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Oculus VR unveils its new 'Crystal Cove' prototype headset

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 4:09 am

CES 2014 - Oculus VR has just unveiled its new Oculus Rift prototype, which has been codenamed 'Crystal Cove'. The new virtual reality headset features positional tracking, and a brand new AMOLED-based display.

 

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The new Crystal Cove prototype features positional tracking, where it uses multiple LEDs and an IR tracking camera which works out the position of the headset, in 3D space. One of the major downsides to the current two prototypes (the 720p and 1080p models - both of which I've used) is that there is motion sickness for some people, but this new positional tracking addition should help those who get sick, not feel nauseous.

 

The positional tracking will also push some new features into games, such as leaning around corners, or over cover to shoot enemies. But the biggest addition here is the new AMOLED display, which is a low-latency panel, versus the LCD-based tech which had motion blur galore. With the new headset, you should be able to turn your head in a game or demo now, without the blurring associated with the previous development kits.

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Samsung speaks about 3D V-NAND and TLC NAND in the datacenter

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 4:03 am

Storage Visions 2014 - Samsung's Ryan Smith, the manager of SSD manufacturing, stopped by the booth to speak about their latest SSD and NAND developments.

 

 

 

Ryan's projections of 2TB SSDs used in the datacenter falls in track with recent SSD releases and roadmaps we have observed from the major SSD manufacturers. Ryan also speaks about Samsung's deployment of 3D V-NAND into the datacenter, and their current use of TLC products as well.

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