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Monday, 26 August 2013 04:01

Thermaltake GOrb II Notebook Cooler Review

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As we demand more and more from our mobile devices manufacturers are forced to try and stuff higher power CPU and GPUs inside ever-shrinking laptop and tablet shells. This leaves them in tricky position; they have to either put in tons of fans or make the materials for their products. Some have tried to split the difference with a combination of fans, materials and also components that react to the demands of the user. However, (you knew there was a however didn’t you) there are times when these are not enough and where the ergonomics of modern laptops (to include thin and light). Due to this unfortunate fact cooling companies have managed to open up a market for coolers which are intended to keep your high-performance laptop cool. Many of these are ungainly (in terms of ergonomic) despite bringing better cooling to the table. They also tend to be bulky and difficult to transport making their use limited. Thermaltake has a novel design that aims to deal with both portability and ergonomics, the GOrb II. Let’s take a look at this interesting device and see if it really does help bring something new to the table.

Published in Enthusiast Peripherals
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 20:06

HTC not giving up on Windows Phone

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Last week, there have been information that HTC is leaving Windows Phone, and apparently with the aim to engage with the development of devices for Android market. Rumors were denied on twitter by the company's PR saying they were absolutely committed to their line of Windows Phone products.

Published in News
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:35

Samsung Hennessy has arrived

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Samsung on their website unveiled a clamshell Android phone about which we've already heard a lot of rumors. The device codenamed W789 has 1.2 GHz quad procosor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

 

Published in News
Thursday, 15 August 2013 17:38

"Smart" phones surpass the regular ones

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According to data from Gartner agency which deals with market analysis, smart phones for the first time surpassed the sale of ordinary "dummy" telephones. Until recently, plain old phones still held top sales, but by the second quarter of this year, smart phones have taken the lead in sales. During the second quarter, sales of smart phones reached 225 million units, which is 46.5% more than in the same quarter last year.

Published in News
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 17:41

Google Glass for $299?

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The commercial version of Google Glass glasses should be significantly cheaper than the current development release. Glasses were to a narrow circle of developers available at a price of $1500, but The China Post believes that version for a wider range of customers will be $299 which is much more affordable.

Published in News
Monday, 12 August 2013 17:31

Problems with GPS on the new Nexus 7

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Quite a lot of users have posted their complains about various problems on the Google Mobile Help Forum with the use of satellite navigation built into the new Nexus 7 tablet, which was made by Asus for Google this time. Among the problems they referred the cases of complete inability to use GPS navigation, as well as the termination of GPS functionality after 2, 5, 10, or 30 minutes.

Published in News
Monday, 12 August 2013 17:25

Youtube coming to Google Glass

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Google's smart glasses in the current phase are ideal for taking photos and video, but so far have not proved suitable for their viewing. When Google started shipping the first copies of the developer version of glasses to developers and users that had preordered it, they wanted to get as much feedback possible,based on which it would be easier to move in the right direction, which leads to release of the final version of Google Glass, which is expected during the 2014.

Published in News
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 21:54

3D printing in color

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The company botObjects announced ProDesk3D, 3D color printer for home and business users. The printer uses PLA containers with five colors, and the company claims that like traditional inkjet printers can mix primary colors to help users obtain the desired final color of the "printed" object.

Published in News

DrPower01There are some gadgets that you do not realize you want or need until you stumble on them. These are the things that you have “made do” without using all kinds of methods. We had one of these moments the other day when an unexpected package was delivered. Upon opening it we found a new product from Thermaltake. It was simple labeled Dr. Power II. My first thought upon seeing it was that it was like the Kill-A-Watt power testers we use to determine power draw from the wall. We could not have been more wrong. The Dr. Power II is a Power Supply tester. With it you can test the nominal voltages from each rail and the PSU as a whole.  With a retail cost of only $39.99 it can be a very valuable tool in any DYIer’s home. Let’s take a look and see if it is worth the $40 you will spend on it.

 

Published in Gadgets
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