Author: James Smythe

Cooler Master’s 5-CPU single-case PC

Cooler Master shows off a "because we can" mod of a five quad 2 core CPU system (20 x single cores) stuffed inside of a single ATCS 840 PC case. 53GHz worth of computing power. A Cooler Master 1000W Real Power M PSU was used to power everything. And they used 2.5 HDDs to reduce power consumption and noise. CPUs were water cooled, everything else was air cooled. System Highlights 53GHz in one ATCS 840 chassis 5 full systems in one ATCS 840 chassis 5 x Intel Core 2 Q9400s (20 x single cores) 2GB RAM per system (10GB in total) ATCS 840 x 1 Real Power M1000W x 1 6 x 12v+ rails each fully utilized (1 for each system and 1 for the 5 x ODD plus 5 x HDD) 3 x 200mm fans plus 1 x 120mm fan 5 x water pumps with 1 radiator After 5 continuous hours of full load – 66 degree Celsius on hottest core, 30 degree Celsius ambient temperature, chipset 38 degree Celsius...

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Fujitsu Siemens introduces "zero-watt" Esprimo 7935 PC

Fujitsu is planning on releasing a new Esprimo 7935 PC, which supposedly consumes no energy at all when it's powered off, as opposed to the one to four watts an average PC consumes unless it's actually unplugged. The PC will switch into in a low-power mode for a predetermined time period each day to get its necessary business done, after which it cuts the power off completely. According to Fujitsu, the PC also comes with a power adapter that's 89 percent efficient and, to add a bit more eco-friendly cred, it also conforms to the EPA's new Energy Star 5.0 standard. There is no word on specification just yet but the prices are reported to be between €600 and €700 (or $760 to $890) when it launches sometime around the middle of this...

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Free Twitter SMS alerts in the UK return thanks to Wadja, the mobile web, media and messaging service, announced today that it will power Twe2 free Twitter SMS alerts – Twe2 is an international Twitter SMS service. Last year free text message updates from Twitter were stopped in the UK – but this new partnership between Wadja and Twe2 sees the service reinstated. The new service offers free Direct Message and @Reply alerts by SMS to Twitter users both in the UK and worldwide. Wadja’s API service enables other platforms, like Twe2, to access its SMS capabilities and offer them to their audience. Wadja’s SMS APIs include free SMS messaging and SMS Plus bulk messaging. And don’t forget to follow us...

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Sony X Series Noise Cancelling Technology

The Sony X Series walkman is now available to order on Amazon. The NWZX1060B 32GB version is currently listed at £229.99. The NWZX1050B 16GB version is available for £179.99   In the next few months we should be seeing the release of Sony’s new flagship X series Walkman. From its features it looks like it could be a real winner for Sony with its 2 best features being the 3-inch OLED touchscreen and the built in noise reduction. The OLED screen should provide far better picture quality than the likes of the iTouch and should improve battery life. More interestingly the noise reduction /cancelling is a feature that has not been built into a player before and should help give Sony some kudos points compared to Apple. If you look at current noise cancelling earphones they are expensive and have a bulky battery pack. The cheapest I could find we could find were the Sony MDRNC22 earphones which are £49.99 on Amazon so you are basically adding 50 quids worth of features into your player straight away and you are also losing the annoying battery pack. However there is one issue that has been raised about this technology. Basically noise cancelling works by picking up the background noise then playing the opposite sound and therefore cancelling them out. So for noise cancelling to work properly it needs to be...

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