SilverStone Sugo SG08 Reviewed

SilverStone Sugo SG08

SilverStone’s Sugo line of cases is all about trying to perfect the small form factor PC, and the Sugo SG08 is their latest stab at striking the perfect balance between minuscule footprint and powerhouse performance. The 180mm fan providing positive pressure flow sounds great, as does the space for a full-size video card, though I honestly can’t look at these sort of […]

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A Day in the Life of Tranquil PC

Recently Ian Dixon of The Digital Life Style had a chance to spend the day with the folks over at Tranquil PC, a UK based HTPC system designer and manufacture. Ian has a series of videos he put together of his time over at Trainquil PC.  Some very interesting stuff happening over there, including a HTPC chassis CNC machined out of a solid piece of aluminum. […]

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SilverStone Grandia Series GD06 HTPC Chassis Review

The folks over at TweakTown have reviewed the new SilverStone Grandia Series GD06 HTPC Chassis. Over the years SilverStone has delivered some amazing HTPC and desktop cases. The Grandia Series appears to live up to the same high quality, high standards as all previous SilverStone cases. Head over to TweakTown to get a full review of the Grandia Series GD06 HTPC […]

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VIA Mainboards Support Android Starting with EITX-3002

VIA EITX-3002 Mainboard

Intel and Google got together a few months ago to announce that they were working together to optimize Android support for the x86 architecture, but Intel’s plans were for releases to begin in 2012. In the meantime, VIA is announcing that they too are stepping up support for Android on x86 starting with the EITX-3002. The EITX-3002 is aimed at […]

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Gigabyte E350N-USB3 Fusion Mini ITX Motherboard Reviewed

Gigabyte E350N-USB3

For a while there we couldn’t cruise the Internet without stumbling across a review of the AMD E-350 processor and motherboard platform. The Gigabyte E350N-USB3 couples the E-350 with a mini-ITX motherboard making for a promising base upon which to build a small low-power HTPC. The folks over at PC Perspective have given the Gigabyte E350N-USB3 their usual thorough work over.  […]

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USB-IF Announces USB A/V Device Class


As mobile computing devices have become more prevalent, the need has grown for a way to transmit audio and video from mobile devices to televisions and other displays. Wireless technologies such as AirPlay and WiDi have garnered a lot of attention, but at the end of the day, impromptu connections are more likely to rely on an adaptable wired standard. […]

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Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid Hard Drive Reviewed

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB

The recent hard drive supply constraints caused by flooding in Thailand have focused attention on a market that had been somewhat overshadowed by much sexier SSDs. SSDs are faster and quieter than hard drives and have come down in price to the point that many computer enthusiasts consider an SSD to be a must-have upgrade. However, one place you will […]

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Hitachi Joins the 4TB Fray

Hitachi has announced the release of the Deskstar 5K4000, Hitachi’s first 4TB hard drive. It’s a 5400 rpm hard drive, but it isn’t going to show the performance boost that early 2TB and 3TB drives exhibited as it lacks the areal density we have come to associate with the multi-TB barrier breaking drives. The 5K4000 may not break any performance […]

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VIA Writes the Book on Mini-ITX

VIA Technologies developed the Mini-ITX format 10 years ago and it quickly became the preferred platform for modders the world over. In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the launch of the platform, VIA has self-published an e-book titled “Small is Beautiful: 10 Years of Mini-ITX” detailing the development of the platform and highlighting some of the best Mini-ITX mods […]

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