Shuttle XPC Barebone SG41J4 Mini PC (video)

Shuttle has just added a new mini PC to their range in the form of the Shuttle XPC Barebone SG41J4 which has been designed for Intel Core 2 processors with 1333 MHz FSB and uses the proven Intel G41 Express chipset. The processor is supported by two memory banks which can take DDR3 memory up to a maximum of 8 GB, 2 x 4 GB.

Inside the Shuttle mini case there is enough space to squeeze in one optical 5.25″ drive and two 3.5″ drives. Watch a promotional video created by Shuttle of their new SG41J4 Barebones Mini PC in action after the jump.

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New Alienware M14x And M18x Unveiled By Dell

Today Dell has unveiled its new Alienware M14x And M18x notebooks, together with an updated M11x notebook, all designed to provide desktop power on the move.

The new M18x is equipped with a monstrous 18 inch display and will ship with dual GPUs and a Core i7 Extreme processor, overclocked from the factory to a whopping 4GHz, supported by up to a massive 32GB of 1333MHz memory. Providing all the gaming power you could require in a portable system.

Both the the M18x and M14x will also offer optional wireless HD audio/video for TV streaming, and there’s HDMI 1.4 for 3D support, together with USB 3.0 ports.


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Samsung HDD Division Sold To Seagate For 1.375 Billion

We guess they had to raise the cash to fend off Apple’s lawsuit somehow, but this seems a bit extreme. We kid, it probably has something to do with looking towards the future and focusing on the SSD side of the business and whatnot. It may also have something to do with that 9.6 percent of Seagate and the Board of Directors nomination Samsung gets out of the deal.

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Mionix Zibal 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Announced

Mionix has added a new gaming keyboard to its line up with the launch of the Mionix Zibal 60, which is a mechanical keyboard designed for gamers and it comes with a range of features.

The Mionix Zibal 60 features Black Cherry MX mechanical key switches, there is also a detachable wrist rest, and a green backlight for key illumination.

Mionix Zibal 60

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Toshiba Launches Self Wiping Hard Drive

Toshiba has added a new hard drive to their range with the launch of the Toshiba MKxx61GSYG series, and this new HDD has an interesting feature, it can erase itself when it is connected to hardware that it doesn’t recognise.

This new hard drive is a self encrypting drive that features AES 256 hardware encryption, and if the hard drive is disconnected, powered down or connected to another system then it will automatically wipe all the data stored on it.

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NVIDIA Launches New 3DVision Plugin To Allow Developers To Create 3D Websites

NVIDIA has unveiled a new Silverlight 3DVision plugin it has created to allow owners of NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses or similar 3D device, to watch 3D video on the web, via high-quality 3D video streams on to 3D Vision-equipped PCs, showing the same 3D effects they would experience if they were viewing offline content from a disk or similar.

NVIDIA is the first company to deliver a 3D video plug-in for the Microsoft Media Platform (MMP) Player Framework v2.5 (F.K.A. Silverlight Media Framework) with support for active-shutter 3D glasses. NVIDI has now posted instructions on its website to aid Web developers in building these new “3D Vision Ready” websites.


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Asus BW-12D1S-U External Blu-ray Writer

Asus have unveiled their new external BW-12D1S-U Blu-ray writer BW-12D1S-U which will allow you to burn Blu-ray disks at 12 x OTS technology to produce the best quality possible.

Its also equipped with a USB 3.0 connection to allow super fast transfer speeds and making it one of the fastest external Blu-ray player currently available. The Blu-ray Writer also comes supplied with Magic Cinema technology software that allows the drive to play 3D Blu-ray movies and convert 2D to 3D content with a single click of a button.


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Matrox Unveils its New Thunderbolt Devices At NAB

Matrox have used the digital media industry NAB exhibition to announce their new range of  Thunderbolt equipped peripherals. Matrox is best know for the design and creation of peripherals created to allow day-traders to use a multitude of monitors using just a single graphics card. So if you are looking to create a bank of monitors for your home office Matrox peripherals might be a good place to start if your being limited by graphics cards.

The new devices showcased at NAB include new 10 Gbps performance of Thunderbolt ports and are capable of being connected to either laptops or desktops either running Windows or Mac OS X.

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Intel Unveils New Atom Z670 Tablet Processor

Intel has announced a new addition to their processor range in the form of their new Intel Atom Z670 designed and created for tablet devices. The new Intel Atom Z670 runs at 1.5GHz and until recently the Intel chip was coded named “Oak Trail.” and is Intel’s version of the Tegra 2 chip.

The Intel Atom Z670 provides improved performance and is designed for multimedia playback, supporting 1080p video encoding as well as HDMI-out. All in a form factor thats 60 percent smaller than previous Atom processor designs by Intel and also supports Adobe Flash, enabling rich content and Flash-based gaming.


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Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Support Is Under Development, Patch Arriving Soon

Crytek has now announced that they are indeed working on a new patch to bring DirectX 11 support to their new Crysis 2 PC game. Which many gamers thought would have shipped with Direct X 11 support on launch day.

When it didn’t a little confusion then began to surface as to if whether Crytek would ever release a patch for Direct X 11 which would have been a huge disappointment. But today Crytek have now officially silenced the rumours.

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Belkin Launches Slim 19-inch Widescreen Rack Console

If you are a pro geek that works in a data center or server farm at a big business, you may need a way to get access directly to your rack without having to get in through another computer. Belkin has unveiled a new product that is exactly for your needs simply called the 19-inch Widescreen Rack Console. The name of the product really says it all.

Belkin 19-inch Rack console

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