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Asetek and Antec team for Kuhler H2O 620 CPU cooler

Shane McGlaun | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Fri, Jan 21 2011 2:00 PM CST

When it comes to self-contained and no maintenance liquid cooling system Asetek is one of the biggest names out there. Anyone that has installed or messed with a custom liquid cooling system know that it can be a pain to get all the hoses into the chassis to the point that they are not crimped and you have to keep an eye on the system for leaks and to keep coolant inside the reservoir. You don't have to do any of that with the Asetek line of coolers. The trade off is they don't cool as well as the larger and more complex custom systems.

Asetek and Antec team for Kuhler H2O 620 CPU cooler | TweakTown.com

Asetek and Antec have teamed up to bring a new no maintenance liquid cooling system for the CPU to market. The system is called the Kuhler H2O 620, uses a low profile pump, and preserves airflow inside your chassis. The system is pre-connected with tubes that bend easily to prevent kinks.

The cooling plate is made from copper and the fans the system use have Antec Quiet Computing technology and come on depending on the temperature of the liquid inside the cooler. The goal is to keep the CPU up to 20% cooler than an air-cooled machine and still keep the noise under control. The 620 will ship at the end of the month and will sell for $69.95.

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Grace Digital Audio launches bookshelf Micro WiFi shelf system for internet radio

Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Fri, Jan 21 2011 1:08 PM CST

If you live in an area where the radio stations are not to your liking and you want to listen to something other than your own music collection internet radio is a good option. You can find just about any music genre you want on the web and stream those tracks all you want. Since you have to be web connected for internet radio most folks can only listen via their computer.

Grace Digital Audio launches bookshelf Micro WiFi shelf system for internet radio | TweakTown.com

If you are a serious web radio fan, you may want a way to get your radio preferences in a room with no computer sitting around. Grace Digital Audio has a new internet radio system that is just what you want. The system is called the Micro System Wi-Fi Stereo Shelf system. It has integrated WiFi and can directly tune internet radio stations without a computer. The system has 15W of power and a pair of speakers with 3.5" mains and 1" tweeters.

The system supports Pandora, NPR, Rhapsody, and local stations via FM, AM, and HD tuners. The device also supports Sirius online so you can listen to your subscription service inside without having to get a new tuner. The system is also compatible with WEP and WPA wireless security and has an LCD on front for viewing stations and a remote for controlling from across the room.

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Larry Page to take CEO role for Google, Eric Schmidt will remain as Executive Chairman

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Thu, Jan 20 2011 7:58 PM CST

Google had their quarterly earnings release today and along with it they've announced their top-level management structure, with co-founder Larry Page replacing Eric Schmidt as CEO as of April 4th.

Larry Page to take CEO role for Google, Eric Schmidt will remain as Executive Chairman | TweakTown.com

Page will handle the day-to-day operations while Schmidt will become Executive Chairman and focus on business deals, partnerships and outreach. Co-founder Sergey Brin will use his power for new and strategic product efforts.

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Concept tablet with integrated projector demoed by MSI

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Thu, Jan 20 2011 7:44 PM CST

Tablets have been all the rage lately, and it's becoming more and more difficult to stand out from the crowd. MSI may have managed to do just that with their 10", Atom powered Windows 7 slate that includes an extra treat: a built in projector.

Concept tablet with integrated projector demoed by MSI | TweakTown.com

Obviously pointed towards the business sector to avoid having to drag around laptops and projectors and spend a ton of time with setup, this tablet would streamline the whole process and the swiveling projector would allow you to use it nearly anywhere. There's no specific details on the projector like lumens or resolution, but an MSI rep also hinted at the ability to use a laser projected keyboard with this projector as well. This would definitely save a lot of time and hauling for those who do a lot of presentations.

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Apple change iPhone screws to stop DIY repairs or mods

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Thu, Jan 20 2011 7:41 PM CST

Apple are at it again stopping DIYers and modders from messing with their handsets. According to iFixit, Apple has started using propietary tamper-resistant "Pentalobe" screws that resemble familiar Torx screws except they have five rounded points instead of Torx's six.

Apple change iPhone screws to stop DIY repairs or mods | TweakTown.com

"This screw head is new to us. In fact, there isn't a single reputable supplier that sells exactly the same screwdrivers Apple's technicians use -- which is Apple's point. They picked an obscure head that no one would have," iFixit said. "Apple chose this fastener specifically because it was new, guaranteeing repair tools would be both rare and expensive."

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Windows 7 SP1 RTM leaks to torrent sites

Anthony Garreffa | Software | Thu, Jan 20 2011 6:54 PM CST

Microsoft have reportedly hit the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) milestone of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The build reportedly went final on January 18. Warez group WZ ZUKO has supposedly been distributing this build to various torrent sites.

Windows 7 SP1 RTM leaks to torrent sites | TweakTown.com

Microsoft have yet to confirm SP1 has hit RTM so there are no details for the Release to Web (RTW) plan. The details of the supposed final RTM build are:

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Western Digital announces S25 and RE SAS HDDs

Shane McGlaun | Storage | Thu, Jan 20 2011 2:00 PM CST

Western Digital has more storage solutions for different needs than you can shake a stick at. If you need a fast HDD for your notebook or desktop, WD has it. If you need a HDD for a server, WD has it. if you need external storage, WD has it. You get the idea. The company has added a couple new offerings to its line of pro storage solutions for enterprises.

Western Digital announces S25 and RE SAS HDDs | TweakTown.com

The new drives are the WD S25 and the RE SAS HDD. The S25 is the speed demon of the two offerings with a rotational speed of 10,000 rpm. The S25 is a 2.5-inch HDD and it uses the SAS 6Gb/s interface. The S25 line has been offered for a while now in 147GB and 300GB capacities. The drive is now offered in 450GB and 600GB capacities as well.

The other new HDD is a larger 3.5-inch SAS 6Gb/s HDD with a rotational speed of 7,200rpm. The HDD has storage capacity of 1TB or 2TB. The larger capacity drive is aimed at storage arrays and surveillance systems among other uses. The drives are shipping now to OEMs at undisclosed pricing.

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Zip, Touch-n-go Multi-Device Charging Station is strangely cool

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Thu, Jan 20 2011 1:02 PM CST

I hate fighting with wires to charge my gadgets. They always fall behind something or I lose them under all the boxes that migrate towards my office each week. It is compounded by the fact that I have a ton of gadgets to charge at any given time. If you charge lots of gear and are tired of having to find an outlet and cord for each one you need the Touch-n-go Multi-device charger.

Zip, Touch-n-go Multi-Device Charging Station is strangely cool | TweakTown.com

The device is an oddly shaped plate that is black on top and silver underneath. It has 16 different divots in the top with three little pins each. The divots and pins remind me of the magnetic charge port on the bottom of some cordless mice I have used. The idea is that you can charge up to 16 different gadgets at one time from this single charger.

That is enough charge space even for my wife's gadgets and mine. Each of those divots can be filled with a little magnetic circle with a charge cord attached for various devices. I see cords for iPhone and USB devices in the pic. As short as the cords are, this thing will be jam packed if you use all of the spots for charging at one time. It's supposed to ship soon for $99.

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Kinect hacked for use in robotic surgery at University of Washington

Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Thu, Jan 20 2011 11:00 AM CST

It's clear that geeks do not intend to let the Kinect be solely for use with the Xbox 360. We have seen all sorts of hacks and mods that use the Kinect already and the thing hasn't been on the market for long. I can see hacks to let the Kinect work with a computer or control a toy robot. What surprises me is seeing some students at the University of Washington hack the Kinect for surgery.

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Robotic surgery is common today for some procedures since it allows the patient to recover faster and results in fewer scars. The remote controlled tools that docs use will stop working when they hit a solid object inside the body preventing the doc from cutting something vital accidentally. The catch is that the controls for the robotic tools keep moving providing the doc with no tactile feedback.

Some engineering students and a teacher at UW took a Kinect and used it to throw up virtual force fields around vital areas of the body and give the doc some feedback. Using their system the doctors will be able to get tactile feedback that will have the controller stop when the surgical tools hit bone and the doctor can then use the tactile feel to run the tools along bone and other body structures.

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RumorTT: iPad 2 to include a proximity sensor?

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Wed, Jan 19 2011 11:55 PM CST

The iPad 2 rumors are running rampant, and the latest to hit the waves is the possibility of a proximity sensor being included. Those who are poking around in the recently released developer version of the iOS 4.3 beta have found a string that allows for the iPad to be locked and unlocked when the cover on the iPad is opened and closed.

RumorTT: iPad 2 to include a proximity sensor? | TweakTown.com

The ambient light sensor of the current-gen iPad could possibly do this as well, but the functionality wouldn't be as simple to produce. This would be an interesting feature to include to help with battery life and such. Just one more piece of chum in the shark infested waters of the iPad 2 rumor mill.

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