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New Thermaltake coolers offer more extremeness
— 3:36 AM on June 3, 2011

Computex — While touring Thermaltake's booth on the Computex show floor, we stumbled upon one of the largest CPU coolers I've ever seen. Behold...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling

Clash of the Sumo Titan bean bag chair
— 10:55 PM on May 18, 2011

Here at TR, we generally can't be bothered with things that don't raise the electricity bill or contain copious amounts of caffeine. However, over...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

Don't go to Vegas—tales of a journalist's first CES
— 7:58 PM on January 9, 2011

It's 10:35 PM on the second-to-last day of CES as I sit on the hotel bed nursing my blistered feet, throat aching from the desert...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

A quick look at Corsair's A50 and A70 CPU coolers
— 12:36 AM on October 13, 2010

Corsair has broadened its portfolio with a pair of reasonably priced CPU heatsinks. We take a quick look at what the A50 and A70...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

Corsair intros a pair of tower-style air coolers
— 4:43 PM on March 2, 2010

Tower-style processor heatsinks are all the rage these days, and Corsair, already known for its liquid-cooling kits, has succumbed to that trend. At CeBIT...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Saturday science subject: Pluto's surface
— 4:56 PM on February 6, 2010

Pluto may have lost its status as a bona-fide planet back in 2006, but that hasn't quelled the interest of astronomers. Discovery News reports that...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Thermaltake trots out new cases, PSUs, and a USB 3.0 docking station at CES
— 5:58 PM on January 11, 2010

We stopped by Thermaltake's suite at CES last week to check out the company's wares, including a collection of new cases both big and small....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling Storage

New NZXT case has dual 200-mm intake fans
— 5:15 PM on December 21, 2009

Say what you will about Hades, it's surprisingly well ventilated—the new NZXT enclosure, that is, not the Greek underworld. NZXT's freshly announced Hades case...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

New Noctua cooler has 140-mm fan, still lets you close your case
— 4:42 PM on December 10, 2009

Ever feel like 120-mm fans must be about the biggest you could ever strap onto a processor cooler? Apparently, Noctua doesn't share that sentiment. The...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

New StarTech KVM switch has native DisplayPort
— 1:32 PM on October 7, 2009

With many newer monitors and graphics cards flaunting DisplayPort connections, it's about time keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) switches got in line, too. StarTech now claims to be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Input devices

NZXT launches touch-screen fan controller
— 2:05 PM on August 10, 2009

Who needs dials and switches when you can have a cool touch-screen instead? That's probably what the folks at NZXT were thinking when they came...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Battle of the elements: air vs. water CPU cooler showdown
— 3:26 PM on June 11, 2009

Water cooling is typically complicated and expensive, but you can now buy factory-sealed, all-in-one kits for little more than a high-end air cooler. Join...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

Saturday science subject: Seeing a black hole
— 5:09 PM on May 23, 2009

Einstein's general theory of relativity predicts the existence of black holes, but nobody's ever actually seen one. As New Scientist reports, however, a team led...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Clip surgery!
— 4:28 PM on May 4, 2009

No, I'm not talking about getting your dog or cat fixed. I'm talking about the Sansa Clip MP3 player, and my recent foray into...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

Gigabyte's Open Overclocking Championship 2009
— 12:43 AM on May 1, 2009

What happens when more than a dozen competitive overclockers converge on a mass of high-end hardware and free-flowing liquid nitrogen? We attended the North American...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

Fun with raytracing
— 11:10 PM on April 20, 2009

Traditional GPUs render a scene by taking the scene geometry (expressed as 3D meshes of triangles) and "pasting" 2D bitmap images (textures) onto those meshes....

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

Portable audio—then and now
— 3:58 PM on April 15, 2009

I recently acquired a Sansa Clip 4GB MP3 player (which, I might add, I'm quite happy with). After using it for a few weeks, I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

ABS's M1 mechanical keyboard
— 7:00 PM on March 25, 2009

Here's an unusual concept: a mechanical gaming keyboard with non-clicky key switches. Can such a device create a smooth typing experience, and is it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices