OCZ Memory, Wardriving, Koolance Exos and More!
Good morning everyone. We've got a large line up of news treats for you today, so let's get right down to it...
"Did you ever wonder how much power that computer sitting next to your desk is really using? Or for that matter, how about any other electrical device in your house? What's running efficiently, and what's making the little meter spin? The device we're looking at today, from Sea Sonic Electronics Co., is the Seasonic PowerAngel power monitor. Designed to identify power-wasting appliances, help forecast electrical expenses, and assist in troubleshooting problems, the PowerAngel also makes a great companion for the computer enthusiast."
"It is clear that DDR1 memory standard is not going anytime soon. After all, the market shares for this already mature technology and platform is already in place and many users will not gain benefits by adopting the next generation (915 and 925 chipsets) Intel platform over the current generation (i875P) one. While there are speculations that AMD will soon adopt the PCIe and other newer technology based platforms, the due date is still not clear. Of course, we can't ignore the price to performance ratio, which is causing the largest slowdown of the adoption of newer technologies."
"The Temjin 5 case features a sleek black design that combines unique and thoughtful components of design and functionality into a user-oriented, efficient package. This case brings ease of use far beyond the thumbscrews that many cases still don't even include."
"Today at the GamePC Labs, we've taken a look at Intel's new Socket-775 based Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processor at 3.4 GHz. This is the first non-Prescott Intel processor core to make the transition to Intel's latest form factor. The chip comes loaded with a massive 2MB of L3 cache as part of with Intel's efficient "Gallatin" processor architecture. We compare performance of this new chip against Intel's newer, higher-clocked Pentium 4 brethren."
"HTPCnews takes a look at the newest Keyboard / Mouse set in the arsenal from Microsoft, the Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth, today and reports back on how this latest combo does. With it's Bluetooth technology they've increased the usable range on this unit to a very decent 30 feet and gave the set an impressive look and feel. Added extras include a built-in faux leather "padded" wrist rest, multimedia keys, programmable keys, and a two tone paint job. Head on over to HTPCnews and see how this unit performed in a variety of tasks and if it's worth your hard earned cash."
"Normal end users would not be willing to take a dremel to their newly purchased $130 HTPC bundle-of-joy and may, in turn, suffer similar cooling problems. Most HTPCs will not be running stressful applications and thus cooling should not be as big of a problem. However HTPC's are meant to be quiet; relying on two 60mm fans that each introduce 30dBA is definitely not a desired way to go."
"Minor quibbles aside, Koolance has shown that it manufacturers some of the finest external watercooling kits currently available. Excellence in ease of use and cooling performance is enough for the Exos-Al kit to receive a coveted HEXUS recommendation. "
"Imagine a car equipped with nothing more than a laptop computer, a portable GPS receiver, and a wireless network card slowly strolls through your neighborhood. Unknown to any onlookers, this is no ordinary vehicle; rather, it is a wardriving machine. As the car strolls past homes and businesses, a wireless network card (available at any electronics store for as low as $25) scans for any wireless access points. Anyone with a wireless network (and there are many out there) is vulnerable."
"OCZ Platinum Edition Revision 2 PC-3200 memory has been designed for ultra-low latency operation on Intel Pentium 4 and AMD AthlonXP/Athlon 64 platforms. OCZ Platinum Edition PC-3200 memory is able to reach latencies as low as CL 2-2-2-5. OCZ PC-3200 products are 100% hand-tested to ensure compliance with stringent quality standards. In addition, every 1GB Dual Channel Kit from OCZ is hand tested as a matched pair across a wide variety of motherboards to ensure flawless performance on most motherboard."
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