04/26/2005, This motherboard powered by the Efficeon processor and using the mini-itx form-factor could be a turning point in creating small, energy efficient and silent Windows Media Center PCs. The motherboard has most the connection that a regular user would need. It uses an integrated graphics chipset that is capable of displaying Media Center. I’m actually pretty surprised that the Efficeon is capable of running Windows MCE without a hitch, because […]
04/21/2005, Most companies claim that their computing parts are ‘quiet’, ‘ultra-quiet’ or even ‘virtually silent.’ And they may well be. But the simple truth is, Antec’s Phantom 350 power supply is undeniably silent. Its aluminium casing acts as a giant heatsink, which completely eliminates the need for any moving parts. Power users may bulk as the 350-Watt power restriction, but silent computing enthusiasts should find the Phantom 350′s impressive build quality […]
04/20/2005, Co-Published with Ployer Fujitsu, Japan has announced the FMV-DESKPOWER TX90L/D PC featuring TV-like functionality with its integrated 32″widescreen LCD and inclusion of a digital tuner. Digital broadcast support is limited to the higher model TX90L/D with a Pentium 4 530J and 500GB hard drive. The lower TX70L model lacks the digital tuner and has a slower CPU and smaller storage capacity. Publisher’s note: This thing ugly.
04/19/2005, This picture comes from a PC Case modding (customization) contest in Germany. While there were a lot of interesting cases, this one is by far the most remarkable/weird. It might not please everybody, but it will attract some attention – guaranteed! Spiegel Online (translated), Via Make:Blog.
04/19/2005, Skype, the leading VoIP-category product worldwide, has added to its product offering with a range of premium services. The most interesting new service, SkypeIn, allows you to purchase up to three phone numbers so they can be reached by non-Skype users with ordinary fixed or mobile phones, and to sign up for a voicemail service. The three numbers currently available are in eight countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Norway, […]
04/18/2005, Co-Published with Ployer Sony, Japan has announced the “PIT-IN,” a USB external drive that uses MD media for storage. The PIT-IN is set for release on May 21st and is expected to cost 15,000 yen. The PC drive supports Standard MD and Hi-MD media. The maximum data transfer rate is 9.83Mbps for Hi-MD media and 4.37Mbps for standard MD media. The drive uses an USB1.1 interface and is bus powered. […]
04/18/2005, AMD has bolstered its laptop offerings with a new high-end 64-bit processor. The 754-pin Mobile Athlon 64 3700+ is designed for powerful, desktop replacement laptops. The chip is clocked at 2.4GHz and shares the same 1MB of L2 cache as the rest of the Mobile Athlon 64 range. AMD has also confirmed that it has begun its shift to 90nm manufacturing (code-named Oakville), a transition that allows parts to take […]
04/14/2005, Yes it’s possible to connect two (beautiful) 30″ Apple Cinema Displays to a PC (ouch, take that G5!). However, the procedure is not straightforward. There’s some hacking involved… Check it out on SynApps. (Via macbidouille)
04/14/2005, HP’s Athlon 64-based Pavilion zv5000 is a great value laptop. Its 15.4in. wide-screen display is bright and crisp and the superior-sounding Harman Kardon speakers make for an excellent movie-viewing experience. It also has a 3.5-hour battery life and runs cool to the touch, integrates a 5-in-1 memory card reader, and comes with a raft of productivity and multimedia software… For the price, it’s hard to beat. Gamers beware though – […]
03/31/2005, It’s not like translucent cases for PC are new, but this one feels more solidly built than most. It is also possible to choose different colors for each piece. My problem is that the inside of my PC is a mess, so I’ll abstain showing it to the world. (Via akihabaranews)
03/28/2005, I wonder how noisy the water pump is. (Via akihabaranews) If you have built a PC that is powerful and noisy, you might be able to alleviate some of the noise by switching to water-cooling. This CL-W0011 tower from Thermaltake is a fan less cooling system that might even look good on your desk. The Zalman Reserator is a similar system.
03/24/2005, It works optimally at a specific location and from a specific angle. (Via macbidouille ) This is what one can get by taking a picture of what’s behind your screen then using it as a desktop wallpaper. It’s pretty fun, I have to try it…
03/21/2005, Price: $29.95. Co-Published with gadgetryblog This nifty looking briefcase looks pretty solidly constructed and is covered in sleek black vinyl. However, the coolest feature is that on each side there’s a slew of uuencoded text printed in old-school monitor green. Unfortunately/fortunately, it can’t be translated, due to the silver metal fittings and trim. Each case has pockets inside for laser pointers, floppies, RAM chips, Flash drives, and of course, hard […]
03/11/2005, The Toshiba G20 has a 17-inch display and a TV tuner.Via akihabaranews Toshiba is coming out with a new laptop in the Qosmio Series. They tries to make it stylish and all, but I’m not convinced. It is shiny, I will admit that… I have never seen a laptop that was so shiny. It could be a… nice coffee table. However, this laptop has a big 17-inch LCD display (1440×900 […]