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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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....

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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

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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

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A trip down memory lane
— 9:24 AM on March 5, 2009

There are few things that I dread more than moving. Transporting a household from one location to another is miserable enough, but throw the...

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CES 2009: a pictorial
— 4:51 PM on January 15, 2009

Every year I get sick after CES. It's inevitable. Thankfully, I'm already starting to recover from whatever nasty bug I brought home this year, which...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Metadot's Das Keyboard Professional
— 9:14 PM on January 12, 2009

Is Metadot's Das Keyboard Professional really worth the $130 price tag, and can it compete with the classic IBM Model M? Clicky keyboard purists want...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices

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New Asetek LCLC liquid cooler supports the Core i7
— 1:15 PM on November 18, 2008

What's better than blowing your savings on a top-of-the-line PC? Blowing your savings on a top-of-the-line PC that has fancy liquid cooling, of course. Asetek...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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A tour of a Gigabyte factory
— 11:38 PM on October 30, 2008

What better way to understand how a motherboard is created than seeing it for yourself? Read on as we tour Gigabyte's Nan-Ping production...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Miscellaneous

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