Thecus today have announced a new NAS with a twist, it centers around the idea of your IT engineer falling asleep, well, keeping him or her from falling asleep. The new AFD42000 Deluxe Coffee Edition NAS feature a 12 core CPU, 16GB of DDR3 RAM and the new signature Thecus feature: the Thecus Turbo Coffee Deluxe Edution.
Thanks to the new smart coffee device, the TTCDE is capable of delivering 3 cups per minute. RAID functions are also available allowing the coffee to be fresher or faster depending on your needs.
Our Download of the Day today is Dropbox 1.0.28.
Dropbox is the easiest way to store, sync and share files online.
2GB of online storage for free, with up to 100GB available to paying customers.
Sync files of any size or type.
Sync Windows, Mac and Linux computers.
Automatically syncs when new files or changes are detected.
Shared folders allow several people to collaborate on a set of files.
You can see other people's changes instantly.
Automatic backup of your files.
Undelete files and folders.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Wal-Mart - Nintendo 3DS Value Bundle - $269.
Offer: Great Nintendo 3DS Bundle here from Walmart. Get it for just $269 with free ship-to-store option. This bundle includes:
- Nintendo 3DS Game System (Aqua Blue or Cosmo Black)
- One Nintendo 3DS or DS Game (like Street Fighter IV 3D Edition)
- POWER A 3DS Flex Case, Black
The MSRP of the 3DS is $249, so this is a great bundle!
The latest happenings from around the web - April 1st, 2011
- Funky Kit announce its own brand of Tablet PC - The "Gladiator" @ Funkykit
- Aerocool AeroPower II+ 550W PSU @ 3DXtreme
- Intel Core i5-2300 CPU/Processor @ Techwarelabs
- Intel Sandy Bridge Performance Goes Up Again @ Phoronix
- Fastest HD6870 around reviewed - HIS 6870 IceQ X Turbo X @ Metku
- Zotac GTX 570 2GB @ XSReviews
- Sapphire FleX HD 6950 2Gb @ LAN OC
- MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning 1536 MB @ Techpowerup
Are we still saying things are "28 days later"? Is that even a topical reference anymore?
Regardless, IGN's Brian Altano, Arthur Gies and Nick Kolan put together a nifty info-graphic to explain some stuff about what over 1,000,000 users have been up to in the land of Telara since Rift's launch 28 days ago. Whether it's dealing more damage than healing, looting 44 billion total in coins, or just collecting over 9 million souls, Rift users have been making the most out of the first MMORG in a long time that has had the balls to compete with World of Warcraft. If you're not convinced, see their advertising tagline:
We're not in Azeroth anymore.
The University of South Australia brings us quite a nifty gadget / design tool as part of their Wearable Computer Laboratory. In a paper and accompanying video published by Ewald T. A. Maas, Michael R. Marner, Ross T. Smith, and Bruce H. Thomas, they introduce "Quimo", a free form spatial Augmented Reality interface. Short for "quick mock-up", the substance is a white malleable material that the user can sculpt and reform to their heart's content, all with their bare hands. It retains its shape once you sculpt it and doesn't harden later, so you can always go back and sculpt different things. It's like Play-Doh for Augmented Reality.
NVIDIA has agreed to make their SLI technology available for AMD 9-series chipset boards supporting Zambezi processors based on the Bulldozer architecture. Only the 990FX and 990X will be supported, so 7 and 8-series board owners are kicked to the curb unfortunately.
AMD 990FX will support 2 x PCIe x16 slots or 4 x PCIe x8 slots, being capable of 2-way (dual x16) or 3-way (tri x8) while 990X is only capable of 2-way (dual x8). At the moment there is no news of the AMD 970 being capable of SLI.
The AMD 9-series is expected to launch in May.
Yes Americans, we know it's not the best name for a device. Sure looks like a dongle though, right?
The British mobile provider Three announced a new and improved version of their broadband dongle, the Huawei E367. The dongle should be available in stores (wherever Three is accessible) starting next week, and boasts 40% faster browsing speeds.
David Kerrigan, Three's head of mobile broadband, reportedly touted the new device's capability:
Huawei has done a great job delivering this superior dongle, in both form and function. Whether browsing the internet, downloading files or streaming video, this dongle delivers an even better internet experience on our 3G network, which is built for mobile internet.
The dongle will be available for £69.99 on PAYG with 1GB pre-loaded, £49.99 on a 1GB, or a 30-day rolling contract and £15.99 per month with 5GB per month. Existing customers will be able to upgrade to the new dongle for £59.99. The price is waived for new customers if they sign up for the 15GB monthly package on a two year contract for £18.03 per month. As an American, I feel slightly peeved at the discrepancy between broadband here and in England. I mean, we won the war, right? Doesn't that mean we should have monthly broadband deals for 15gb a month for $20? You can barely get more than 2gb a month without paying absurd prices and usage fees.
Economy passengers flying internationally with Qantas are now able to select where they want to sit when they purchase their tickets online, this comes as an additional $20 cost.
Sophia Connelly, a spokesperson for Qantas has said:
We've had [seat selection] for a while and widened it to include all our customers
Facebook now has 250 million mobile users per month - if I had a penny for everyone of those users...
If we jump into the DeLorean and set the clock back to February 2010, Facebook was proud to let the world know that they had 100 million mobile users per month. Fast forward to today and Facebook are now proudly boasting they have 250 million mobile users per month, with this news Facebook are listening to their users and instead of having two dedicated mobile Facebook sites (touch.facebook.com and m.facebook.com) they will be merging into the one site.
Generally Android and iPhone users are directed to touch.facebook.com while most other users are directed to m.facebook.com, now that the sites are merging there are going to be people that are worried they'll get a restricted or downgraded Facebook experience. Fear not! Facebook Head of Mobile Products, Erick Tseng explains that up until now having two versions of Facebook's mobile website led to issues.