Today we are going to look at the SteelSeries Merc Stealth gaming keyboard. It utilizes the SteelSeries Z-Engine technology that allows you to individually program every key through a very simple software interface.
Network attached storage can offer all sorts of advantages over regular external hard drives. For starters, you have the ability to easily access its stored data on any computer that is connected to your home network. Thanks to configurations that allow for multiple hard drives, you can also added capacity, as well as data redundancy in case something should go awry.
One thing that many motherboards have lacked up until recently was extra USB ports. Many people do not need a lot of extra USB ports, but people like me do. I run 4 external USB hard drives, have a USB webcam, 2 USB receivers for my keyboard and mouse, card reader, USB speakers, iPhone dock, and always need 1 extra USB port open for my flash drive! Wouldn’t it be nice if I could move a few of those connections inside the case and not have to worry about them? Well NZXT has developed something that is a no brainer, the IU01 USB Expansion System.
Besides the small file random read/write the LSI 9260-8i surpassed the Adaptec 5805 in nearly all the SSD tests while the two cards were roughly equal in the HDD tests. What really helps the LSI 9260-8i is the SAS/SATA 6Gbps support enabling maximum performance on upcoming storage drives. This will be quite important with SATA 6Gbps SSDs easily pushing 500MB/s in sequential reads. It is a close call between the two cards but consideration must also be taken regarding firmware maturity. The Adaptec 5805 has been on the market for a while but the LSI 9260-8i is still relatively immature. There is a possibility that the small file random read/write performance could be bolstered, making the Adaptec 5805 effectively obsolete…
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Motherboards based on the new H55, H57 and Q57 chipsets are targeted to the new Core i3 and Core i5 processors with integrated video, and Intel has released two different socket 1156 motherboards based on H55: DH55TC and DH55HC. Let’s take an overall look on DH55TC.
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John Curran, President and CEO of the non-profit American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to sit down with me and discuss a major problem the world is facing in the next two years. The Internet is running out of IP addresses–numbers computers use to contact each other on the Internet, but there is a solution. This solution is IPv6, an method of addressing which greatly expands the number of addresses available, which ensures that every computer, mobile phone, e-book reader, gaming console, refridgerator, and any other Internet-connected device can talk to each other.
Altec Lansing’s been around for a long time. Its speaker products are top quality and its new products are sure not to break that streak. This year, Altec Lansing showed off four major new products: an iPod dock, earbuds, 2.1 computer speaker set, and a chainable stage speaker for game consoles.
Taipei, Taiwan, January 19, 2010 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA-T700: the first product based on the recently announced Mobile-ITX form factor. Measuring a mere 6cm x 6cm, the VIA EPIA-T700 is a uniquely compact computer-on-module that is designed for a range of ultra-compact embedded devices in medical, military and in-vehicle applications. Designed to deliver a simple modular approach to device design that precipitates greater miniaturization and portability, the Mobile-ITX-based VIA EPIA-T700 makes it easier than ever before to design and manufacture compact devices. With customized carrier boards connected using ultra low profile 3mm connectors, the VIA EPIA-T700 is in a class of its own.
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