Items tagged with Spire

The Chinese New Year falls on Monday, January 23, 2012, and to get a head start, Spire today introduced its new BlackDragon line of power supplies. The new PSUs comply with the ATX Version 2.3 specification and boast an advanced circuit design with "Japanese grade A components," Spire says. Spire's a bit vague on the specifics, but digging through the company's website, it looks like the BlackDragon is offered in 400W ($80), 500W ($96), and 600W ($140) models. These are all wired units (non-modular) housed in black powder coated enclosures with an embossed logo. The top-end model (600W) sports... Read more...
Acer Leads the Industry with the Introduction of the First Wireless 4G WiMAX-Enabled Notebooks for the U.S. MarketAspire 4930-6862 and Aspire 6930-6771 unveiled at first U.S. WiMAX network launch in Baltimore SAN JOSE, Calif. and BALTIMORE -- Acer America, part of the world’s third largest PC company (source: Gartner data, 2Q 2008), today unveiled its first WiMAX-enabled notebooks – Aspire 4930-6862 and Aspire 6930-6771 – in support of the nation’s first U.S. WiMAX wireless broadband network launched by XOHM in Baltimore. Demonstrating the company’s focus on delivering innovative technology solutions,... Read more...
Don't expect this issue to go away anytime soon. We know many are (understandably) upset over the DRM used on the critically-acclaimed game Spore, not just because of SecuROM but also because of the "three activations limitation" and one account per CD key (which was not noted in the manual; in fact the opposite was said in the manual!). And hey, if the game allows you to create the creatures you want, why not create a protest creature, eh? A look at Sporepedia (Spore's official encyclopedia of creatures) shows that users aren't shy about expressing their displeasure. A search for DRM, for example,... Read more...
Not to be confused with the 1986 Ron Jeremy film, "Deeper, Harder, Faster," Acer has just introduced its new enthusiast gaming rig with the innuendo-laden slogan "Faster, Deeper, Harder, Further." The slogan might be silly, but the system is meant to be taken seriously. The case looks as though it could have stepped out of the Transformers movie and its color is what Acer calls "deep metallic copper." It looks orange to us. Here is a peek at some of the specs of the highest-end model--the Eliminator--compliments of the lads over at TrustedReviews:Intel Core 2 Extreme QX96508GB DDR memory @ 1,066MHz2x... Read more...
The ongoing battle between pirates and copyright holders is gaining a new dimension: ISPs doing network-level filtering."Network-level filtering means your Internet service provider – Comcast, AT&T, EarthLink, or whoever you send that monthly check to – could soon start sniffing your digital packets, looking for material that infringes on someone’s copyright."Comcast is already facing FCC charges over their alleged use of various filtering techniques, and the resolution of those charges may have some impact on how or if other ISPs filter.Regardless of the outcome, it seems like ISPs might end... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm here to drop off your Sunday news post. Enjoy :) AMD X2 4200+ and 4800+ @ 3DAvenue "Gone are the days where a SMP system requires you to buy two (usually identical) processors, each with their own cooling requirements. Dual Core eliminates this by simply living up to its name - one processor has two physical cores rather than one, and while at the present time a X2 processor from AMD does indeed seem to cost twice as much as a standard Athlon64 of similar single core power, in due time the fact Dual Core eliminates the need to use two sets of pin configurations and other processor... Read more...
USModular Cold Fusion 2 x 512MB PC4000 Memory Review @ 3DXtreme: "Today 3DXtreme is proud to present our latest review, this review comes from a relatively newcomer in the memory field, USModular. In this review we are taking a look at the 1GB Kit of USModular Cold Fusion PC4000 Memory; this memory is rated for use at 250 MHZ or DDR500 with the timings of 3-4-4-8. The Cold Fusion 512MB sticks of memory feature gold heatspreaders and the Cold Fusion insignia under the hood are specially tested, speed binned Hynix ICs." ATI R520 to Hit Retail Shelves in Q3, 2005 @ CoolTechZone: "After... Read more...
Hey folks, here's the last bit of news for the night. Before we get to what's in the box, Jeff has reviewed the Gigabyte GV-RX80256D X800 Turbo Silent Pipe, which as the name implies, uses a heat pipe instead of a fan. Goodnight all :) Aspire X-Plorer Steel Case Video Review #554 @ 3dGameMan "The Aspire X-Plorer Steel Case has great looks, good features and is affordable. The case is available in a number of different colors and build quality is quite good for this line of product. There are plenty of drive bays: 5x5.25", 2x3.5" (Ext.), and 4x3.5" (Int.). It also comes with... Read more...
Good morning and happy Friday to you.  The hardware news front is a little quiet today, but we pulled together a few items worth the read.  Check out two flavors of Mushkin RAM, then wrap it up with a new monitor from Creative that is worthy of your attention.   Mushkin PC2-4200 DDR2 Low Latency Kit @ Viper Lair: "We were quite pleased with Mushkin's PC2-4200 3-2-2-8 as it performed reliably and was quick as well. We did hit some hurdles in overclocking past DDR2-667, but in that case you would be better served by their PC2-5300 kit. Other than that, Mushkin doesn't package... Read more...
G'day all, welcome back to Hot Hardware.  Well, I think winter is officially here in the Great White North.  Awaking to a surprisingly heavy dump of snow, I had to actually clean the car off before I headed into work.  Maybe I should clean the garage enough so I could actually park it in there?! ;) Here is your AM shot of news...  Spire CoolForce II CF202-NBL Graphics Card Cooler Review @ Madshrimps "Spire´s CoolForce II is made to fit any card in the Geforce 4 Ti series and includes everything necessary to switch from the current "stock" cooling to the brand spanking new... Read more...
Sorry for the long time between updating folks, but the news feed has been a bit slow this weekend. Fortunately we have enough for a post this afternoon, so get some coffee and get ready to read... 8COM BH220 Bluetooth Phone Headset Review @ Mikhailtech "Measuring 120mm x 30mm x 20mm and weighing in at only 14 grams, the BH220 is smaller and lighter than most car door remotes. After wearing it for a while you forget it's even there. There are three buttons on the front, the biggest one being the function key, with a pair of volume keys below. Each button has several functions. You'll notice... Read more...
Good afternoon friends, how are you doing?   Sorry about the delay in news today, I had to jet to my parents house yesterday to help resolve some computer issues.  Nevertheless, I home safe a sound and have a pile of news for you to absorb... Spire Cooler SkiveStream 3 @ HardwareHounds.com "As processors get faster, they produce more heat. This means that it doesn't take long before the stock cooler that came with your cpu just doesn't do the job as well as you might like. One of the first upgrades to a stock system is the swapping of the stock cpu cooler to a cooler that will... Read more...