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A-DATA XPG Memory adds in new features such as active fan cooling

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: RAM | Posted: Jun 5, 2010 6:35 pm

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - We found ourselves back at the A-DATA booth where we got an introduction into its line-up of XPG memory that is designed for overclockers, enthusiasts and gamers.

 

 

The Xtreme Series now includes an active fan cooling unit that is like others on market. It is installed over the top of the RAM and the two fans push air down over heatsink to aid in stability and performance when pushing the memory as fast as you can go.

 

The Plus Series includes cooling as well, but in the form of a heatpipe design. The Gaming Series doesn't come with any external cooling besides of course the standard heat spreader on the RAM. All these modules are now made using a 2oz copper PCB design which is designed to improve overclockability.

A-DATA expands its business with launch of power supplies, due out in Q3

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 5, 2010 5:54 pm

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - A-DATA had plenty of stuff on display at their booth and this time we get a look at the companies range of power supplies that it has just launched. As you should know, A-DATA is primarily a memory come that also does pen drives and solid state disk drives, so it will be interesting to see how they end up performing when we put them through the paces.

 

 

A-DATA is not messing around from the outset and in the video we get an introduction to the Eye of Horus technology. This is an intelligent LED fan feature that is able to indicate power output from one of the A-DATA Horus Series units. You have 0%~50% with a green light, 50%~100% with a blue light and over 100% with a red light.

 

There are currently five models in the series including 1200, 850, 750, 650 and 550 watt versions. Each come with 80 Plus Bronze certification, Japanese made caps and they should go on sale sometime in Q3 this year.

Antec shows LanBoy Air, Dark Fleet and ISK 100 cases at Computex 2010

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 5, 2010 5:48 pm

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Antec had a big range of new products on display at the show including cases, power supplies and accessories.

 

 

In our second Antec video, we get an introduction of the full line of new cases being displayed including the LanBoy Air, Dark Fleet and ISK 100.

 

We'll surely have all of these in for review soon for Chad to put through the paces.

Warning: Do not try this LN2 drinking trick at home

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 5, 2010 5:06 pm

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - We have seen some crazy things during our time on this planet, but none that are really as cool as the liquid nitrogen drinking trick that only few are willing to perform.

 

 

While we were stopped over at the Antec booth, famous overclocker and friend of TweakTown, Nick Shih performed the trick for our camera and your eyes.

 

The title is designed to be fun, but really, do not try this at home. Suffice to say, things could go real bad, real quickly.

Antec tells us about its new High Current Pro power supplies

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 5, 2010 3:48 pm

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Antec had a big range of new products on display at the show including cases, power supplies and accessories.

 

 

In our first Antec video, Chris introduces us to their new range of High Current Pro series power supplies that promise to deliver exceptional performance if we are to believe what we were told.

 

Next up we get a close-up look at Antec's full range of impressive looking new cases.

TEAM Group out with hard drive enclosures, we get a close-up look

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 5, 2010 2:42 pm

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - We stopped by the TEAM Group booth where Gini gave us an introduction to one of their newest product lines. They haven't had a hard drive enclosure in the past, but they seemed thrilled to talk to us about them and they are surely a big focus for the Taiwanese company that is traditionally been known to be strong in memory.

 

 

We get a look at two models, one is USB 2.0 and the other is USB 3.0 and they come in a range of colors including racing car red that looks pretty impressive.

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A-DATA new corporate identity and the reasons behind it

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Jun 5, 2010 2:03 pm

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - On our last day on the show floor we found ourselves back at the A-DATA booth where Robert gave us an official interview discussing the new changes in its corporate identity.

 

We learn about the significance of the choice between the humming bird and its vibrant colors and more.

 

 

Thanks for the interview Robert and telling us about the new A-DATA.

New SandForce Firmware Sent to Manufacturers

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 5, 2010 12:37 pm

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - We have a stack of Computex info to get out over the next couple of days. The show officially ended today but the amount of content we created is enough to fill an entire months worth of news.

 

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At the show we learned that SandForce's latest firmware, MP2 has been released to manufacturers and they are now in the process of getting everything validated for use. If you are lucky enough to own one of these awesome SSDs be on the lookout for new firmware hitting the support download pages soon.

Redbox to offer Blu-ray rentals expected at $1.50 per night

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 4, 2010 7:08 pm

I haven't stepped foot in a movie rental store in years. My local Walmart added Redbox kiosks in the store, they popped up in many local grocery stores, and I have never looked back. Sure, I end up forgetting to return the films and end up spending the same amount of money on $1 per night rentals as I would have at Blockbuster for a 5-night rental, but I don't care.

 

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The one thing I don't like about Redbox is that they don't offer Blu-ray. What's the point of having a Blu-ray player if there is no content I can rent for the thing? Blu-ray is coming to Redbox though and at $1.50 per night, assuming rumors are true, they will be a bargain.

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Apple launches HTML5 and open standards web page on official site

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Jun 4, 2010 6:10 pm

Apple and Steve Jobs are ardently against Flash to the point where I sometimes wonder if Adobe might have run over Jobs' dog at some point. Jobs maintains that Flash is proprietary and Apple wants to use open software.

 

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The problem for Jobs is that many Apple device users want Flash and some people like to point out things that they thing HTML5 doesn't do as well as Flash. Apple has now added a page to its website to show off some demos of what HTML5 will do.

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