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We first laid our hands on the Classified SR-2 at CES 2010 and were recently given the opportunity to take one for a spin around the lab. While preparing to test the board, however, a couple of important points led us in a somewhat different direction than a straight-up motherboard review. The EVGA Classified SR-2’s requirements are... Read more...
Every once in a while a product comes along that really gets us worked into a frenzy. Typically, the latest and greatest processors and graphics cards generate a lot of buzz around here, but some other components aren’t always as enticing for one reason or another, like motherboards for example. Don’t get us wrong, we love a great... Read more...
The next time you walk down the street and see some suit spazzing out, don't assume he's crazy (unless he's foaming at the mouth), maybe he's just recharging his digital camera, or any other electronic device that uses AA or AAA batteries. That's because the eggheads at Brother Industries Ltd. have put together vibration-powered generators... Read more...
Through a project known as Aquasar, IBM researchers are working on new technologies that could drastically reduce the power consumption and carbon footprint of data centers. Aquasar involves a water-cooled supercomputer that uses 40% less energy than comparable systems that use today's air-conditioned methods.In... Read more...
If you've ever squinted in the dark trying to replace batteries in your digital camera, flashlight, or other electronic device, Microsoft's latest InstaLoad battery installation technology should catch your eye. This new technology lets users install a battery without regard to positive and negative polarity. The... Read more...
Oh, batteries. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. It sounds like a power ballad, but it's the story of our lives around here. We've been dealing with lofty promises and batteries that kick the bucket far too early, for years now.  And the fact that we're still dealing with lead-acid batteries is sort of a baffling thing to wrap... Read more...
OCZ announced the StealthXStream 2 Power Supply Series. This series has been redesigned to offer higher efficiencies and a quieter operation. The StealthXStream 2 is designed for use in high end systems and offers enough power for dual-GPU and CPU platforms. The PSUs convert up to 85% of AC to DC power at typical loads. The StealthXStream... Read more...
Energy creation has been a huge, huge matter over the past few years. Researchers have turned to "green power" in order to generation electricity from varied renewable resources, but one area that has stumped science for awhile now is the ability to harness energy from movements that we make every day. Imagine if a... Read more...
OCZ announced the Silencer Mk II Power Supply Unit (PSU). This redesigned PSU provides a smaller form factor and quieter fan than the original Silencer series. Key features of the Mk II include a Single +12V Rail, a thermally controlled 135mm double-ball bearing fan, extremely tight and well regulated electrical noise and ripple, and an array... Read more...
Mother Earth may be hurting from that oil spill down in the Gulf, but there's still some bright news on the "green" front: the new, tougher Energy Star standard went into effect this week, making it tougher for companies to ship and sell gizmos that aren't power efficient. Beginning on May 1, the new Energy Star 4.0... Read more...
Few institutions impact the world of consumer electronics as often as MIT, and it's a known fact that the entity has been working towards wireless power for years now. Wireless power remains one of the Holy Grails of electronics; even with wireless video and audio solutions in the market, there's still a power requirement that demands at least... Read more...
Fujitsu just recently showcased a new power strip that gives users a visual indication of energy usage, and now it sounds like the company may not be along in the market. Intel, a company that is increasingly expanding their reach in the consumer electronics market place, recently described a similar device at their... Read more...
When you think Fujitsu, you probably think notebooks, or maybe storage products like hard drives and optical media. But do you ever think "power strip?" You might begin to soon, as the company has made public a new prototype of sorts that might just up-end the power strip market for good. And while that may not seem... Read more...
APC recently introduced the new Back-UPS Pro uninterruptible power supply systems. The new APC Back-UPS Pro comes in a variety of models and offers six to ten outlets and runtime from 92 to 164 minutes. All models have power-saving outlets to help decrease energy usage from connected devices. In addition, all Back-UPS Pro models come equipped... Read more...
Google has their hands in quite a few things. Internet, Web searches, e-mail, mobile operating systems, netbook operating systems, social networking, and the list goes on and on. But we definitely didn't see this one coming. Google has just announced that their have been given clearance to buy and sell energy. Yes... Read more...
Ideally, switchable graphics would be seamless. Launch an application that doesn't require significant graphics resources, and chipset graphics gets used. Fire up a game and the discrete GPU kicks in. Up to this point, a scenario like this simply wasn't available without a hard switch over and possible reboot but NVIDIA aims to change that... Read more...
A few years ago and again only recently, a select few notebooks hit the scene with "switchable graphics". That is to say, these notebooks are able to manually switch between low-power integrated graphics solutions in the notebook chipset, to more powerful, and higher-performing discrete graphics processors. To enthusiasts, power users, or... Read more...
Battery life has been a huge issue around these parts. Particularly when it comes to notebooks, it always feels like manufacturers are giving us rough life estimates that are nowhere near accurate when compared to real-world figures. From R/C cars to notebooks to cars, there's no question that batteries are necessary... Read more...
Thermaltake Launches Next Generation Toughpower XT PSU SeriesFerocious Till The End With Enhanced Wattage Thermaltake Technology, leading DIY computer components and power supply brand, today announced a new edition of the award-winning “Toughpower XT” line of high-end PC power supply units. The New Toughpower XT with... Read more...
Imagine this: any portable device with a Wi-Fi module won't ever have to be plugged into a wall, ever again. We know you think we're crazy, but RCA has a technology that could one day (soon) prove that scenario correct. Shown for the first time this month in prototype form, the Airnergy is a hotspot power harvester that can convert Wi-Fi signals... Read more...
Hoping to help you keep your favorite electronic gadgets charged while on the go, Innergie plans to introduce the next generation of mCube universal power adapters at the 2010 CES show. Innergie describes the mCube Mini as the world’s smallest universal adapter made for auto and air use. The super compact mCube Slim... Read more...
It has probably happened to you if you've ever owned a desktop LCD or desktop tower: the curse of the not-quite-long-enough extension cable. It's pretty difficult to move a whole desk once you've got it set in place within your home, but adding an extension cord doesn't take much effort at all. The only problem is that a bright orange extension... Read more...
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