It has been quite a while since we have heard anything about Google’s Project Ara. This is of course Google’s ambitious fully modular smartphone project. The idea behind it is that users can select each part of their phone (screen, camera, battery, etc) and create a perfect smartphone to fit their needs. Well it looks like Google is moving along with the project and will be creating an online store, much like Google Play for the device.
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is pleased to announce that the most attractive Mini PC, LIVA, now preloads Windows 8.1 with Bing operation system to deliver more benefits and convenience to its users.
Thermaltake has just added two new cases to their Versa Series, the H34 and H35 mid-towers. These cases are designed specifically for gamers and home-computer builders. Both cases feature a modular drive rack design that give you more than enough room for high-end hardware and design.
Lian Li has just announced the brand new brushed aluminum PC-Q26 mini-ITX chassis. This case is made for storage as it has support for up to 10 3.5-inch drives and a single 2.5-inch drive. It is ideal for people who want to build their own NAS or system integrators.
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Derek Smith’s “MSI Dragon Castle” build. Here is what he had to say about it: The Idea was inspired by the Steam Castle project that I was commissioned to do but I started with a red case. I decided to black it out with the Red MSI Dragon to give the Steam Castle a theme more suiting to the old days of Castles and Dragons. They go together so nicely.
One of the last remaining Apple-1’s sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York on Wednesday. This far exceeded expectations of auction house Bonhams, who expected to sell the machine for $300,000 – $500,000. The buyer of the auction was the Henry Ford organization, which plans to display the machine in its museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
A new biopic on Steve Jobs is in the works coming from Aaron Sorkin and will be directed by Danny Boyle. It has just been announced that Christian Bale will play jobs in the film. Of course we best know Bale for being Batman, but can you see him being Steve Jobs?
One feature I actually enjoyed in Windows 8 was the Xbox Music streaming service. The was a free ad-supported streaming service for music. Well it looks like Microsoft is pulling the plug on the free service and will restructure it to a paid subscription plan.
It looks like we our first Mini-ITX GeForce GTX 970 graphics card and it comes from Gigabyte. One thing that NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 970 and 980 are known for are their low TDP’s so making a mini-ITX version of the GTX 970 was bound to happen. This small card from Gigabyte is their GV-N970IXOC-4GD. The […]
Intel has started to talk about the first details of their next-generation high-end desktop (HEDT) processors codenamed “Braodwell-E”. These Core i7 HEDT processors will be built in the existing LGA2011-3 package and will be compatible with current X99 motherboards (likely with a BIOS update).