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Neverwet Spray Just Released
"You spill red wine all over the couch, but it into the fabric doesn't seep or leave a stain -- instead it just drips right off. You step in a puddle of water with boots and the water just repels off. A phone, after being dipped in water, doesn't shut off -- beads of liquid roll o the ground. It almost sounds like a science experiment, but it's now a reality in a $20 box at Home Depot. Rust-Oleum's NeverWet is exactly what it says it is: a solution that promises that your fabrics and surfaces never get wet. You don't need to bring your bags or placemats or boots to the store, either. According to the company, after the two-step spray process, which requires a short wait time before exposure to water, your items will be completely water-repellant."
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, July 05, 2013 @ 06:54:33 PDT (768 reads)
Pro-Clockers Two For One
Corsair Carbide Air 540 Case

"This design we are talking about is something we have only really seen in very large and expensive cases. But in the case of the Carbide Air 540, it is much smaller and having many of the same features you would see in a typical enthusiast case. Besides the design, Corsair is marketing the Carbide Air 540 as the perfect case to get good airflow to all your components like the GPU, CPU, memory and motherboard."

SilverStone DS322 RAID Enclosure

"This leads us to our latest review sample. We will be taking a look at SilverStone's newest USB 3.0 RAID enclosure called the SilverStone DS322. This is a step above the typical USB enclosure as it supports two drives and not only that; the drives can be configured using the two simplest forms of RAID which would be 0 and 1."
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, July 05, 2013 @ 02:51:52 PDT (815 reads)
Creator Of Mouse Dies
"Obit Douglas Engelbart, the creator of the computer mouse and the man who pushed the computer industry into the graphical user interface age, has died in his California home at the age of 88 from kidney failure. In 1967 Engelbart filed Patent No. 3,541,541 for "X-Y position indicator for a display system," a wooden shell with two wheels and a long tail; thus the nickname name given to the device by the team. A year later Engelbart demonstrated the mouse at what became known as "The Mother of All Demos."
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, July 05, 2013 @ 02:45:17 PDT (864 reads)
Heaven Media Two For One
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760

"Even with the GK104 being over a year old and being re-used on GTX 770 NVIDIA are not done yet... today GK104 is re-invented again in the form of GTX 760. With a new core configuration and the addition of GPU Boost 2.0 to with adaptive temperature controllers this card is designed to replace the GTX 660Ti... and take out the 7950."

SanDisk Extreme II SSD

"A few weeks ago SanDisk released the Extreme 3. Based on a Marvell controller with SanDisk flash today we find out how it competes with the best drives in its class."
Posted by JimAdkins on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 09:58:12 PDT (820 reads)
Evening Reading
"With all the emphasis on electric propulsion these days, it might seem hard to believe that it’s been 39 years since General Electric – yes, GE – set the FIA World Electric Land Speed Record. But that achievement has finally been bested by a sleek, Le Mans Prototype dubbed “Lola.” On an RAF airbase in Yorkshire, England, an 850-horsepower battery-electric built by Drayson Racing hit a top speed of 204.185 miles per hour during a pair of runs down a 3-kilometer (nearly 2-mile) track. That was a full 29 mph faster than the 175 mph record set way back in 1974 by the Battery Box General Electric."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, July 01, 2013 @ 17:15:20 PDT (781 reads)
Icahn Seeks Dell Meeting
"Billionaire investor Carl Icahn asked for a meeting with Dell Inc's special board committee after lining up $5.2 billion in loan commitments to back up his bid for a leveraged recapitalization of the personal computer maker. Icahn, in an open letter to Dell shareholders, said that financing commitments included $1.6 billion from Jefferies Finance LLC, which will publicly file the papers after markets close on Monday. "With that we put an end to the unwarranted speculation by Dell that our money would not be available," Icahn said in the letter."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, July 01, 2013 @ 17:11:58 PDT (819 reads)
ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Motherboard
Our friends at OC Inside have a review of a AMD Socket FM2 ASRock FM2A85X-ITX motherboard, that I should have found time to post sooner but is still a good read.

"Today we test a tiny AMD Trinity Socket FM2 motherboard on, which is ideal to build a fast HTPC or even a small gaming PC with its Mini-ITX form factor and AMD A85X chipset. Just 17x17cm in size, the ITX motherboard offers many amazing features of the recently tested ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 ATX mainboard, which received our OverClocking Dream award. The ASRock FM2A85X-ITX motherboard has one PCI Express slot, seven SATA3 ports, one eSATA3 port, Gigabit LAN, 7.1 sound with optical S/PDIF output and graphics output over D-Sub, DVI-D or HDMI. We have tested and extremely overclocked the ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Socket FM2 motherboard with an AMD A10-5800K APU. All overclocking-, benchmark-, and test results are published in the current review and in the extensive AMD motherboard comparison."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, July 01, 2013 @ 07:10:17 PDT (817 reads)
Benchmark Reviews Two For One
MSI Z77A-G45 Motherboard

"Intel's Haswell CPU's and Z87 motherboards may well be just around the corner, but that hasn't stopped MSI from releasing another line of Z77 motherboards. With this new line of motherboards MSI are aiming at the gaming scene, and have a bold new color scheme and heatsink design to match. We are used to seeing either yellow or blue theme motherboards from MSI but this new 'gaming' line-up breaks that mould. Benchmark Reviews takes a look at the mid range MSI Z77A-G45 GAMING LGA1155 Motherboard (P/N 911-7752-19S) in this article. The MSI Z77A-G45 GAMING motherboard supports 3rd Gen & 2nd Gen Intel CPU's designed for the LGA115x socket, and DDR3 speeds up to 3000MHz (OC). Not much separates motherboards with the same chipset these days, so extras like a KILLER E2200 NIC, Creative Sound Blaster Cinema sound and PCI Express Gen 3 expansion slots aim to make sure you have a high quality experience with this latest offering from MSI."


"Everybody needs a NAS, I'm convinced. Maybe if I described what the modern NAS has become - a Private Cloud, then everyone would agree. Years ago, when Benchmark Reviews started reviewing NAS servers, they were made to sit on your network as a sort of file server and you used proprietary, vendor supplied backup software. Today, as we all know, everything is wide open. Access anything, anywhere, with any application is not just a dream anymore. Hardware is still important, but the depth and breadth of the software is becoming more of a differentiator. The ASUSTOR AS-604T NAS Network Storage Server uses a familiar hardware platform - Intel Atom and a Linux distro, but the design team didn't stop there. There are some fundamental improvements that were ready to be solved from a slightly different perspective. Join in, as we see how this new 4-bay device compares to its competitors."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 00:35:53 PDT (819 reads)
Heaven Media Two For One
Adin S7BT Vibration Speaker

"The S7BT is a compact speaker with Bluetooth and 3.5mm connectivity which is designed to offer an enhanced audio experience when on the move. And not only that, it uses vibration/induction from any nearby hard surface to produce its sound..."

Astro A50 Wireless Headset

"Back in 2011 Skullcandy acquired Astro Gaming in a move which seemed to be a good fit for both manufacturers. Skullcandy had of course built a good audio brand but never quite cracked gaming and Astro were showing signs of being an interesting alternative to the Razers of this world. Today we have one of Astros high end gaming products to review, the A50 Wireless which is designed for use with PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in mind… as well as any device with optical or 3.5mm out."
Posted by JimAdkins on Thursday, June 20, 2013 @ 01:02:31 PDT (851 reads)
Hot Hardware Two For One
Intel DC S3500 Series SSD

"Intel is updating its line of enterprise-class solid state storage offerings today, with a new more cost-effective drive that targets datacenter and cloud-computing applications. The Intel SSD DC S3500 as it is known, is similar in a number of ways to the SSD DC S3700 we evaluated a few months back. The new drives, however, are built around more affordable NAND flash memory than the previously released DC S3700-series drives. Regardless, data integrity and consistent performance remain key differentiators for Intel's datacenter-targeted "DC"-branded drives, but the SSD DC S3500 will do so at much more mainstream price points than the higher-end DC S3700-series drives. The Intel SSD DC S3500 will be offered in 80GB - 800GB capacities in both 2.5" and 1.8" form factors, but a number of capacities, like the 120GB, 160GB, 300GB, and 600GB drives, will only be offered in 2.5" versions. We've got a 480GB, 2.5" drive on deck for you here..."

SanDisk Extreme II SSD

"Odds are, if you've bought anything that uses flash memory in the last 20 years or so, you already own a small piece of SanDisk technology. The company has been a leader in flash memory storage since the late '80s and manufactures products used in everything from smartphones and portable media players to digital cameras and camcorders. With such a long history in the flash memory business, it's should be no surprise that SanDisk offers an array of solid state storage solutions for desktop and mobile PCs as well. In fact, SanDisk recently expanded their product stack with some new, high-performance SSDs that leverage the company's own NAND flash memory and Marvel's popular 88SSS9187 controller. The new drives are members of SanDisk's Extreme II family of products and target PC enthusiasts, gamers, and multi-media aficionados..."
Posted by JimAdkins on Thursday, June 20, 2013 @ 00:56:31 PDT (902 reads)
Pure Overclock Two For One
AMD A10-6800K CPU

“Over the last few years, we have seen AMD improve its platform with the release of its “Trinity” processing power and the APU series has grown to be a leading performer with this unique platform. The AMD APU series combines the CPU and GPU under one processing unit providing great computing prowess while fitting in consumers’ budgets. AMD has taken the FM2 based socket and its improved “Piledriver” Cores to the next level. With the improved emphasis on performance, we can’t wait to dive in and put this new AMD A-Series A10-6800K to the test.”

SilverStone AR02 Case

“A few weeks ago we took a look at SilverStone’s AR01 CPU cooler from their new Argon series of coolers. We were thoroughly impressed with its price, sound levels and overall performance. The Argon series is comprised of three coolers – the AR01, AR02 and the AR03. Each looks similar at first glance but is geared towards a different end user. The AR02 is the low man on the totem pole in the lineup (as far as size is concerned) but don’t think that makes it unworthy. We’ve got the AR02 to check out, so let’s get to it!”
Posted by JimAdkins on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 11:07:12 PDT (799 reads)
Think Computers Two For One
Enermax Triathlor FC 550W PS

"Enermax is a brand whose strong product is their power supplies, especially when it comes to the high-end spectrum. Their Platimax and MAXREVO units are some of the best out there. But these units are not cheap in terms of cost. Enermax knows not everyone has a ton of cash to throw at a new power supply so they have created the Triathlor series of power supplies. There are actually the Triathlor and Triathlor FC units. The Triathlor units are lower wattage and non-modular and the Triathlor FC units are higher wattage and are modular. Today we are checking out the Triathlor FC 550W unit which is 80PLUS Bronze certified and offers quiet operation."

The History Of The Hard Drive

"In 1953, engineers in IBM’s California-based laboratory invented the very first hard drive. Since that first disk drive, technological advances have been made at an astonishing rate, with data capacity increasing and size and price decreasing exponentially, year on year. 60 years on, the hard drives of today are unrecognizable from the first models, which took up an entire room. Hard drives today are measured in terms of gigabytes and terabytes, rather than megabytes-an amount of data that would have been almost unimaginable in the early history of computers. Here we take a look back at the evolution of the hard drive as it grew from 5MB to 4TB."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, June 17, 2013 @ 14:25:51 PDT (857 reads)
Techgage Two For One
Lian Li PC-Q12 M-ITX Case

"Building a small yet powerful PC has never been easier, thanks to the increasing popularity of feature-packed mini-ITX motherboards. They've never been more attractive, either, as Lian Li's PC-Q12 mini-ITX proves. So, let's dig in and see if the chassis' features are as attractive as its aesthetics."

Metro Last Light PC

"Metro: Last Light is an interesting game. It’s not directly tied to the book series like the original was, it’s been delayed numerous times, and has even changed developer hands. Given all this, does Last Light’s emergence herald a new classic, or should it have stayed in the dark?"
Posted by JimAdkins on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 14:17:34 PDT (838 reads)
Hardware Secrets Two For One
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Motherboard

"The Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H is a top mid-range socket LGA1150 motherboard targeted to the "Haswell" processors (fourth-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors). Let's see what this motherboard has to offer."

Leetgion El’Druin Mouse

"It features 12 programmable buttons, 5,000 dpi of resolution, and two side disks that act like a second scrollwheel, and an analog stick from a console controller. We'll first describe this unusual design and then proceed to testing its performance."
Posted by JimAdkins on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 00:41:18 PDT (904 reads)
RB Mods Two For One
Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler

"PH-TC12DX is a typical tower based heatsink. It is about the same height as Noctua NH-U12P which is one of the first commercially successful tower based coolers. PH-TC12DX has a copper base and the fins are anodized aluminum and colored in black. Very stylish in my opinion!"

Attitude One Kamaz Wrist Rest

"When you game your wrists tend to get tired after awhile, we know there are arm rests for keyboards in general but are there also useful ones for gaming? There is at least one from Attitude One, they have released the Kamaz wrist rest that is aimed towards the gamers; we are going to test this tonight so keep on reading."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 08:39:18 PDT (901 reads)
OC Inside Two For One
Interactive Intel CPU Product ID Guide v2.4

"The current interactive Intel product ID guide version 2.4 contains additionally to the previous version the latest Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i5 Haswell processors with the most important processor information. The interactive Intel product ID guide is used for a fast and easy identification of the most Intel processors. Just select the description of the processor in the interactive guide and you will see immediately the most important technical information like the frequency, power, L2 and L3 Cache, manufacturing, architecture, Socket, etc."

2x Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SATA3 SSD RAID0

"We recently reviewed one of the fast Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256 GB SSD, but we wanted it faster again. Said and done, because today we test two of these fast Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256 GB SSDs. We build a hardware RAID0 striping with two of these SSDs and compare their performance with a software RAID 0, with one single Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256 GB SSD and with two Crucial m4 SSDs in RAID 0. Let us continue to see, how fast two Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256 GB SSDs are in RAID 0."
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, June 07, 2013 @ 14:56:46 PDT (913 reads)
LAN OC Two For One
Nvidia GTX 770

"Last week we took a look at the Nvidia GTX 780, their first card in the 700 series of cards. Surprisingly I am sitting here a week later already telling you about their next card: the GTX 770. Is the combination of the GTX 780 and GTX 770 a one-two punch or a hit and a miss? Well in order to find out we had to put it through our benchmark suite to see what it was capable of. I enjoyed the GTX 780; I hope they are able to keep it up with the GTX 770."


"I was blown away at the overclock I was able to get on it, all while running the stock cooler. The fine folks over at EVGA are introducing a few variations on the GTX 770 as well, one of them being their new Active Cooling Xtreme or ACX for short model. We just happened to get our hands on it and I’m going to put it through its paces. We know what the GTX 770 with a reference cooler, but what is it capable of with a little more cooling."
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, June 07, 2013 @ 01:01:27 PDT (870 reads)
X-bit labs Two For One
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard

"There are a lot of mainboards out there with a variety of onboard controllers and an extensive list of functions. Of course, there are simpler and even more affordable mainboards, but perfection like Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H is a very rare occurrence among them."

Asus P8Z77-V LK Motherboard

"This mainboard will suit perfectly for a contemporary system, it doesn’t boast anything extraordinary, but also doesn’t have any functionality limitations of any kind. There are more complex and more expensive, as well as simpler and more affordable products out there, while Asus P8Z77-V LK is a regular mainboard, most optional solution, the so-called “golden medium”."
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, June 07, 2013 @ 00:54:42 PDT (869 reads)
Zynga Inc Layoffs
"Zynga Inc announced on Monday its biggest ever round of layoffs and warned of weak bookings for the current quarter, raising doubts about the social game developer's attempt at a recovery. Zynga said it will cut about 520 jobs, or roughly one-fifth of its work force, and close some offices in the United States. Analysts said the latest warning on quarterly bookings, a measure of sales, boded poorly for the "FarmVille" developer, which began trimming staff late last year."
Posted by JimAdkins on Thursday, June 06, 2013 @ 10:41:19 PDT (807 reads)
Legit Reviews Two For One
MSI GeForce GTX 770 & ASUS GeForce GTX 770

"The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 brings a welcomed performance increase to the now year-old GeForce GTX 680 graphics card. Our testing found the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 2GB OC Edition cards by ASUS and MSI were between 5-15% faster than the original GeForce GTX 680 2GB reference card. This is a nice performance increase thanks to the higher clock speeds and the additional memory bandwidth provided by the 7.0 Gbps memory."

Fractal Design Node 605 HTPC Case

"Fractal Design really did a great job with the Node 605. The face of the case is a beautiful black aluminum design, which also has a way to keep the front I/O ports hidden in style. The whole HTPC concept may be questionable by some, but others (like myself) see the value and luxury behind it. The Node 605 really will look gorgeous beside your other HTPC components, and it certainly fits in with mine..."
Posted by JimAdkins on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 @ 11:37:23 PDT (871 reads)
Next Gen Console Price Estimates
"When Microsoft's Xbox One goes on sale before the end of year, it should cost $399, $50 more than the Sony's PlayStation 4, likely to debut at the same time, according to estimates by Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. The analyst made his estimates in a research note prepared in advance of next week's E3 video game conference. He based those estimates on the cost of materials needed to build the consoles, taking into account speculation about the specifications for each box."
Posted by JimAdkins on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 @ 11:32:40 PDT (838 reads)
Benchmark Reviews Two For One
Seagate 4TB ST4000DM000 HD

"Seagate has recently re-branded their consumer storage products, formerly named Barracuda, in time for the launch of their 15th-generation. The 4TB Seagate Desktop HDD (OEM model ST4000DM000, retail kit STBD4000400) features a SATA 6Gb/s interface with Native Command Queueing (NCQ). Eight data heads read and write to four 1GB disc platters which enable 625Gb/in2 areal density. Cached by 64MB DRAM, this 5900 RPM hard disk drive is specified to move files at 180 MB/s sustained data rate. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests performance and explores new features on the 4TB Seagate Desktop HDD."

OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD

"Two years later they've revisited the popular design, and made several improvements. Now available with 20nm Synchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash components, Vertex 3.20 is designed to offer better performance for less cost. Vertex 3.20 arrives in 120GB and 240GB capacities, both offering 550 MB/s reads and 520 MB/s writes. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the 240GB OCZ Vertex 3.20 SSD (model VTX3-25SAT3-240G.20), and compares it against both the 120GB model as well as the fastest SATA 6GB/s storage solutions available."
Posted by JimAdkins on Sunday, June 02, 2013 @ 01:58:07 PDT (835 reads)
TechPowerUp Two For One
EVGA GTX 780 Superclocked w/ ACX Cooler 3 GB

"EVGA has engineered a new cooler for their GeForce GTX 780, called ACX - Active Cooling Xtreme. In our testing this dual-fan design delivers great temperatures and noise levels that match the quiet NVIDIA reference design. The GTX 780 SC ACX is also overclocked, which yields performance higher than GTX Titan."

PowerColor HD 7850 SCS3 Passive 1 GB

"PowerColor's HD 7850 SCS3 is a fanless implementation of the HD 7850, which means that it does not emit any noise while offering enough performance for serious gaming in full HD. With a price increase of $25 over the reference design, it's not too expensive either."
Posted by JimAdkins on Sunday, June 02, 2013 @ 01:56:38 PDT (798 reads)
Evening Reading
"Imagine if you could paint a working light switch directly onto your wall, without any need for sockets, cables or wiring. A group of students from the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London has made that possible by creating electrically conductive paint. The paint acts as a form of liquid wiring. Unlike conventional wires, it can be applied to almost any surface, including paper, plastic, metal and even fabric."
Posted by JimAdkins on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 01:06:42 PDT (895 reads)
Test Freaks Two For One
i-Mego Walker Junior Headphones

"The Walker Junior headphones actually need a battery to power the noise cancelling feature, something you might not expect a pair of headphones to need surely. The headphones are made for the traveler so they can fold up to a small size making them easily transportable. These aren’t just for travelers of course, anyone who likes good sound and the ability to keep outside noise out will appreciate the Walker Junior headphones. So read on to learn more about the Walker Junior headphones…"

i-Mego Throne Gold Headphones

"Today for review I have the i-Mego Throne headphones, these are over the ear style and in my time with them I found them to be excellent overall in sound and build quality. The sound from the Throne headphones is crisp and full and clear, but they might be a little bit heavy on the bass and slightly light on the treble. It just all depends on the type of music you prefer to listen to. The Throne headphones might be considered expensive by some, coming in at about $130, but for good sound you have to pay a little more and these are definitely worth the price. So read on to learn more about the i-Mego Throne headphones.."
Posted by JimAdkins on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 01:03:08 PDT (838 reads)

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