Posts Tagged ‘Universal Serial Bus’
Cooler Master Resurrects the Cosmos [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Friday, 6 January 2012 04:31 Written by Nick McD Friday, 6 January 2012 01:00
PC geeks everywhere sighed the day Cooler Master took the Cosmos S case out of production. It was a beast, big, heavy, room for tons of ventilation, and to top it off the design was a modders dream, offering large surfaces for decals, lights, and more.
And now, it is back. The Cosmos II. And if you thought the last was big, just you wait. More after the wait… Read more: Cooler Master Resurrects the Cosmos [VIDEO]
Samsung Granting Ultra-Mobiles BIG Storage
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 05:44 Written by Nick McD Tuesday, 13 December 2011 11:00
As we get closer to Windows 8, the Android supremacy over ultra-mobile computing narrows, but even now with the number of “ultrabooks” and tablet PCs running Windows 7 all seem to share one major flaw: their storage is attached to an mSATA port, which means very small and comparatively slow SSD drives. And it is unfortunate that, in the name of portability, many of us carry our tiny PC with us with an old-fashioned USB disk stuck in our back pocket, for when we actually need to manage some data. And that just bites!
Seriously, when you head out and drop $1000 plus on a Windows based tablet, you want to actually be able to install software on it. And a 64Gb (or in some cases 32Gb) SSD just isn’t going to have the space. And what’s worse is that mSATA seems to have been the red-headed stepchild of the SSD world, with most drives sitting around the 100Mb/s mark, hardly any faster than the old magnetic drives. And that USB disk isn’t going to be speeding anything up. Well, Samsung seems to have cured this issue! More after the break… Read more: Samsung Granting Ultra-Mobiles BIG Storage
AMD Fusion A-Series On The Way
Last Updated on Thursday, 8 September 2011 02:08 Written by Nick McD Thursday, 8 September 2011 07:00
With the AMD Bulldozer chip design taking the headlines recently, the Fusion project has gotten little time for us to read about it, but in its own way, it is also a game changer. With the graphics processor (GPU) integrated with the main processor, it steps away from the old days on both AMD and Intel based equipment by removing the GPU from the chipset, where it is a typical source of overheated systems, especially on portable devices, and now everything can be effectively chilled by the heat sink and fan cooler.
With the announcement of the new A-series Fusion chips, or Llano series, processing is still not cutting edge as it tops out at 2.1Ghz (2.7Ghz Turbo Core) throughout the series, but remember that these also are DirectX 11 compliant, USB 3.0 capable, and still low enough wattage to destroy conventional processing methods on the go, dramatically increasing what similar processors and video rigs could typically ever hope to achieve on battery life. Read more: AMD Fusion A-Series On The Way
DeadDrops Brings Anonymous, Offline, Peer to Peer File-Sharing to a Brick Wall Close to You
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 12:46 Written by The Geek Tuesday, 30 August 2011 11:30
Next time you are taking a stroll through the park and see a USB sticking out of a wall…don’t freak out as it may be a DeadDrop! DeadDrop was started by a Berlin based media artist that decided to start the venture in NYC. The whole mission behind this is to bring peer-to peer sharing offline. This seems like something governments have been doing forever but a very cool geeky idea. People may place flash drives anywhere in their city and upload the locations to the site for all deaddrop followers to start using. Everyone may particpate and use the deaddrops as they wish. Some of the areas are in holes in concrete walls, cracks in a bridge and other hidden little areas. I am sure they are being loaded down with some nastiness and some stuff that defeats the purpose but it would be fun to see what kinds of files are being shared.
You can gather all the how-to videos, locations and definitions all on the main site deaddrops. Check out the full video after the break and let us know if you are going to be throwing a deaddrop in you area.