Patriot Memory is a name well known to most computer enthusiasts. The company makes some popular RAM and a line of SSDs that have good performance. The company also has all sorts of other products for storing data as well. The latest product to surface form the company is the Convoy series of RAID enclosures that are designed to fit inside a 5.25-inch drive bay on your desktop computer.
The enclosures have four drive bays that are hot swappable and work with any 2.5-inch HDD or SSD that is 12.5mm or under in thickness. Patriot has two products in the Convoy series with the Convoy 425S and the 425XL. Both have aluminum chassis and a pair of 40mm fans to keep the drives cool when in use.
You don't have to look very hard to realize that the big feature that various manufacturers in the tech industry are pushing this year is 3D. The number of 3D capable computers, Blu-ray player's and TVs is constantly increasing on the market today even though by most accounts consumers aren't adopting 3D in the capacity that manufacturers hoped. That hasn't stopped Toshiba from pulling the covers off a new 3D notebook called the Satellite A665 3D.
The notebook uses NVIDIA 3D Vision technology and ships with a single pair of active 3D glasses. The screen of the notebook is a 15.6-inch HD TruBrite LED backlit offering with a 120Hz refresh rate. The CPU options for the machine include a Core i5-460M or a Core i7-740QM both with Turbo Boost technology inside. NVIDIA's GeForce GTS 350M GPU handles the video action.
There are a lot of people out there who swim to keep fit. These folks would probably like to listen to some music while they work out, just as people who work out on dry land like to do. The catch for the swimmer is that water and your typical headphones and PMPs simply don't mix. Those that sweat a lot during workouts in the gym will also tell you that sweat can ruin your headphones. A company called H2O Audio has announced a new set of headphones that can survive in the water called the Surge 2G.
The new Surge 2G headphones are 100% waterproof and can be used up to 12-feet deep. The headphones are also completely resistant to being washed and to heavy sweating. Naturally, you will have to pair these headphones with some sort of waterproof case for your PMP or buy one of the several waterproof players that H2O audio sells. The headphones are designed for bass amplified sound.
I have talked about Sharkoon on a couple of occasions and typically the product the company is unveiling is storage related. Sharkoon is famous for its SATA HDD docks that allow you to use HDDs to store and access data without having to find a place inside your computer for the drives. Generally, those docks are clearly designed to be used at the desk, not in your entertainment center with a HTPC machine. Sharkoon has unveiled a new SATA dock called the QuickPort Home that is just for HTPC fans.
The dock looks like a set top box or home theater component with an attractive and thin chassis that has a flip down door to reveal the HDD dock and other ports. Behind that front panel are push to open slots for 3.5 and 2.5-inch HDDs with SATA connectivity. When a HDD is inserted into either slot, it sits flush with the chassis allowing the door to be closed for a cleaner look.
Gateway has a large line of notebooks, desktops, and AIO computers. While the majority of the market for computers over the last few years has migrated towards notebooks and netbooks and away from desktop computers the AIO segment is still very popular. Gateway has announced the new ZX4951 and ZX6951 AIO desktops to cater to the needs of this popular segment and those looking for a desktop that takes up as little space as possible.
The two machines are very similar and share the same new design with a curved bottom edge and adjustable stands. The curved edge has lighting that can be adjusted for brightness that illuminates the included wireless keyboard and can be used for room mood lighting reckons Gateway. The ZX4951 uses a 21.5-inch screen, the ZX6951 has a 23-inch screen and both of the machines have HD resolution.
Our Download of the Day today is Piriform CCleaner 2.36.1233.
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)
Cleans the following:
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The collective sigh of Apple iOS past, present and future users has just rumbled over.
Mozilla today officially cancelled the project for Firefox Mobile on iOS.
The team behind the project posted on the Mozilla mobile blog today saying "no Firefox browser for the iPhone, also adding "technical and logistical restrictions that make it difficult, if not impossible, to build the full Firefox browser for the iPhone".
But, instead Mozilla will be putting all efforts into it's Firefox Home, which is a cloud-based add on for iOS devices.
They offered a list of upcoming features for Firefox Home, including: password synchronization from desktop installs of Firefox, social network integration and better integration with other iOS applications. The team also confirmed that work is being done on bringing Firefox Home to other platforms that currently lack a Firefox browser build - including, both Blackberry and Symbian platforms in the next few months.
Disappointing news for Firefox and iOS fans!
Biostar have some new boards coming out in their LGA1156 range.
The TH67XE is based on the H67 chipset, which supports the integrated graphics processor - when used on the correct Intel CPU. They give you USB 3.0 support and SATA 6 Gb/s. It also includes PCI-Express 2.0 x16 port, one PCI-Express x16, and PCI-Express x1, last but not least the older PCI slot. Extras include 8-channel HD audio, FireWire and Gigabit Ethernet. For displays, it comes with DVI and D-Sub.
Disclaimer: right now, everything is "rumor" - until proven a fact, please keep this in mind.
For what has seemed like a very long time - AMD has teased us with no refresh of their Evergreen (5xxx series), then the name change from ATI to AMD and now finally, some concrete release dates for you to check on your calender.
October 18, 2010.
This is the day AMD will unveil the new, now AMD branded, Radeon 6850 and 6870 cards. The 5k series was a great card for performance per watt, which has been AMD's strategy with the last generation of GPU. This generation kicks it up a few notches...
The 6870 will compete with the current 5850.