Items tagged with Liquid Metal

Liquid Metal is an alloy metal (technically, bulk metallic glass) that manages to combine the best features of a wide variety of materials into one product. Liquid Metal also has high corrosion resistance, high tensile strength, and remarkable anti-wear characteristics. It can be thought of as a super strong thermoplastic — a material that can also be heat-formed. Given its unique properties, Liquid Metal has been used in a number of industries, including in smartphones. However, it has been limited to small-scale applications (Apple made the iPhone 3G/3GS SIM removal tool out of Liquid Metal).... Read more...
It's official folks, Acer has gone and formally announced its Liquid Metal, the real sequel to the Liquid E but with a much cooler name and more stylish body. The new smartphone comes built around Google's Android 2.2 platform and sports the same 800MHz Snapdragon processor as the T-Mobile G2. Acer is putting a big emphasis on speed with the Liquid Metal, a combination of the speedy chipset, Froyo platform, 3G support, and even Wireless-N. Unlike the Liquid E, this latest model replaces the mostly plastic body of its predecessor with a sturdier design (steel) flanked by chrome trim. It comes in... Read more...
Even in the age of green computing and lower power 45nm silicon manufacturing technologies, thermal management, specifically heat mitigation, continues to be a challenge .   Maybe you're a dyed-in-the-wool overclocker or perhaps a silent computing buff that wants things whisper-quiet. Then again, even the average "Joe Sixpack" could probably appreciate how unobtrusive a computer can be and that, as savvy HH readers know, can only be achieved through robust, elegant cooling solutions.  In that vein and out of the Kingdom of Denmark comes Danamics with... Read more...
And interesting product has found it's way into the PimpRig labs, a new type of thermal paste. Liquid Metal is the name, and it looks like, well, liquid metal. It's also a bit hard to spread around, as PimpRig found out. They got the paste from a seller on e-bay, so does this stuff actually perform well? "I was shocked when I pulled the cap off the syringe and saw that the needle was still there. I had no idea how the thermal interface material could get through an opening that small until I pressed the plunger slightly over the CPU. A drop of... Read more...