Thermaltake Max 5G External HDD Enclosure Debuts

Typically, external HDD enclosures for 3.5-inch HDDs are thin and made to be passively cooled. A few of them have tiny fans to keep the drive inside cool. A new offering from Thermaltake has surfaced called the Max 5G that has dual 80mm fans to keep your drive running cool and the enclosure looks really sweet too.

Thermaltake Max 5G

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Behold The Thousand Core Processor

These days, every lab and company (IBM, Intel) with enough dough is striving for the ultimate in processing power. The geniuses at the University of Glasgow are no different. Their thousand core CPU prototype has just leaked in the press and has caused quite a stir.

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MSI Unveils Big Bang Marshal Motherboard With 8 x PCIe 8 x USB 3.0 And 3 x BIOS Chips

MSI have unveiled their monster flagship the Big Bang Marshal Motherboard equipped with no less than 8 x PCIe slots, 8 x USB 3.0 ports and 3 x BIOS Chips combined in a XL-ATX form factor.

If you are wondering how MSI managed to get enough bandwidth for eight x16 PCI Express slots, the simple answer is, they didn’t. The board is equipped with four slots with x16 bandwidth and if you want to use all eight slots, they are scaled down to operate at x8 bandwidth.

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Planex Pocket Router

Are you looking for a portable router that you can literally slip into your pocket? Well Planex has just added a new MKZ-RP150N pocket router to its range that measures just 42mm x 15mm x 55.2mm and weighs just 27 grams.

The tiny USB-powered router supports both Wi-Fi and basic DNS services including DynDNS and CyberGate and comes equipped with 1 x Ethernet port, just enough to setup a small network on the move.

Planex Pocket Router

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BIOS Hack Converts Your AMD Radeon HD 6950 Into HD 6970

If you own a AMD Radeon HD 6950 graphics card or are thinking of purchasing one very soon, you might be pleased to know, if you didn’t already, that the HD 6950 and HD 6970 cards both feature AMD’s new Cayman core and are the first graphics cards to incorporate the VLIW4 shader configuration.

Due to their very similar make-up the BIOS on the HD 6950 can now be modified and the team over at Tech Power Up have been able to create a new BIOS that unlocks its full potential, basically transforming it into a full HD 6970 graphics card.

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Brando Launches USB 3.0 SATA HDD Dock with a Trio Of USB 3.0 Ports Built-In

Geeks tend to collect a bunch of old computer hardware in their home or office because we always think we will use it again sometime. I have about five old HDDs lying around in my desk and on it that I don’t use. If I wanted to, I could crack my PC open and find a cable to plug them in, but that is a pain. What I need is one of the cool docking stations that Brando offers.

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TRENDnet Wi-Fi Access Point With Theoretical 450Mbps Transfer Speed

TRENDnet has just unveiled its latest Wi-Fi access point equipped with three spatial streams per antenna to deliver a max theoretical throughput of 450 Mbps and exceptional wireless coverage, according to TRENDnet.

Their new TEW-690AP access point is equipped with a gigabit Ethernet port and features 4 SSIDs per wireless band, unique encryption for each SSID, WMM Quality of Service (QoS) data prioritisation and WPA2-RADIUS encryption.

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C64x, Retro Commodore 64 Fitted With Atom CPU, 2GB, HDMI And Ion2

If you remember or owned the original Commodore 64 you can now relive those days with an upgraded retro version of the original Commodore 64 named the C64x.

The new C64x looking every-bit like the original from 1982 is a modern fully functional PC fitted with Dual Core 525 Atom processor and the latest Nvidia Ion2 graphics chipset and 2 x DDR2 667/800 Single Channel DIMM slots, upgradable to 4 GB.

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Synology Unveils New DS211+ NAS Server

If you are in the need for a little extra storage or need to upgrade  Synology  have just unveiled their new DS211 NAS which might be worth a look.

The new Synology DS211+ NAS server has been designed for power users or budget conscious businesses and has two bays capable of taking drives up to 3 GB in capacity in a number of different RAID configurations.

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Super Talent Launches 500GB USB 3.0 Storage Pod

Super Talent has added a new portable hard drive to its range with the launch of the Super Talent 500GB Storage Pod. the Storage Pod comes with a USB 3.0 connection, and it is fully backward compatible with USB 2.0.

The Super Talent Storage Pod features a 500GB hard drive, and according to Super Talent it can reach read speeds of 90MB/s.

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