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Amazon Dash Buttons Modified With Custom Behavior

Category: General News
Posted: August 18, 2015 04:12PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Ted Benson obtained an Amazon Dash button, a device that connects over Wi-Fi to order a specific item from Amazon at the push of a button, with the intention of ordering diapers for his baby. Benson discovered that the device goes to sleep until the button is pressed at which point it connects to the Internet to order your item. Benson was then able to insert some of his own code to track data in a Google Doc spreadsheet for "how often his (adorable) baby poops. Or how many times he wakes up in a night." The entire process and example code is detailed at the links below if you are interested in re-purposing your device as well.

Source: Medium via Engadget



IBM Partnering with Canonical to Produce Linux Based Mainframes

Category: General News
Posted: August 17, 2015 04:16PM
Author: Nick Harezga

IBM has announced a partnership with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, that will create a new Linux powered mainframe known as LinuxONE. As part of the effort IBM is planning to use a monthly subscription model to help "drive mainframe usage to a wider audience" while also seeking "deeper involvement with other open source projects" and "contributing a huge cache of mainframe code to open source and participating in the newly launched Open Mainframe Project." Two systems named after Penguins will be available, Emperor for large customers and Rockhopper for entry level users. Principal analyst at Pund-IT Charles King described the partnership stating, "It should help IBM by opening doors in customers where Canonical is particularly strong. But Canonical is likely to benefit even more through exposure to the large enterprises that make up IBM’s traditional mainframe customer base."

Source: Tech Crunch



Lenovo Once Again Stuffs Junkware On Its Computers; Tool Available to Remove It

Category: General News
Posted: August 14, 2015 02:00AM
Author: bp9801

Remember earlier this year when Lenovo found itself in hot water over the Superfish software pre-installed on its computers that could leave the system open to attack? And how a class-action lawsuit was then filed over the matter? Well, evidently Lenovo did not learn its lesson then, as a new piece of pre-installed software has been discovered in certain Lenovo computers. This software is a little more nasty, as it functions more like a rootkit in that it will install itself back onto your Lenovo computer despite removing it or even doing a clean install of Windows. The problem lies in the fact this item is in the BIOS on the computers, and then runs before the Windows executable starts. This item, called the Lenovo Service Engine (LSE), checks on every boot up if it's installed, and if not, begins a quick and quiet reinstall.

Annoying? Yes. Possibly hazardous and dangerous? You better believe it. This LSE exploits Microsoft's Windows Platform Binary Table (WPBT) feature in order to run on the firmware, which is typically used by manufacturers and corporate IT to ensure drivers, programs, and the like into Windows. When used properly, WPBT helps protect the OS from dangerous exploits, even during a fresh install of Windows. However, LSE has a buffer-overflow vulnerability that can be used to gain administrator-level privileges to the system. That could open you up to a whole new level of security headaches, and is something that goes wholly against the purpose of WPBT. Lenovo first learned of this "bug," if you want to call it that, back in April, but didn't remove it from its computers until June.

Both laptops and desktops had LSE installed on it, but not any Think-brand models. If you purchased a new ThinkPad, you're fine, but if you had just a regular Lenovo laptop or desktop running Windows 7 or above (Windows 8/8.1 for desktops), there's a chance your computer had LSE installed. Any computers built between October 23, 2014, and April 10, 2015, could potentially have LSE on it. Anything before or after those dates should be fine. Lenovo has published a list of laptops and desktops affected with LSE, so do be sure to check if you've purchased a new Lenovo computer. In order to remove LSE from your affected computer, simply navigate here for laptops and here for desktops. Run the program and you should be clean and free.

It remains to be seen what kind of trouble Lenovo will face this time with LSE, and whether or not a class-action lawsuit will pop up as a result. It will also be interesting to see if Microsoft responds to how WPBT was used by Lenovo, and whether any other manufacturers are doing something similar that can leave users vulnerable.

Sources: Y Combinator Hacker News, The Register, and Lenovo



Verizon Successfully Tests 10Gbps Fiber Optic Network

Category: General News
Posted: August 13, 2015 03:42PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Verizon has announced that its engineers have successfully completed lab and field testing of a new fiber optic network capable of reaching speeds up to 10Gbps. The test was completed from the Framingham, MA Verizon office to a FIOS customer three miles away, but future deployments should perform just the same as "fiber optic transmissions are limited only by the equipment on either end of a connection." The new technology is known as next generation passive optical network (NG-PON2) and offers the potential to increase speeds up to 80Gbps "by simply adding new colors of light onto the existing fiber, each color augmenting the capacity by 10Gbps." Verizon hasn't said when the service will be available or how much it will cost, but has said that it will benefit business and residential customers.

Source: Computer World



GIGABYTE Returns As Official Motherboard of Intel Extreme Masters

Category: General News
Posted: August 7, 2015 10:36AM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Intel Extreme Masters gaming series from ESL has entered its tenth season, with the second event currently occurring at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. StarCraft II will be played for the second time this season while Counter-Strike: Global Offensive makes its first appearance after being added for season 10. As the official motherboard and graphics card sponsor of IEM, GIGABYTE has "equipped IEM Contestants with hardware that many gamers have dreamed to use." In addition to providing the hardware used in the tournament PCs, GIGABYTE is showing off its latest G1 Gaming motherboards with technology such as the Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro which allows "all types of gamers to experience the performance of combining 3 different network interfaces for the most fluid and lag-less connection possible."

Source: Press Release



Xbox One to Gain DVR Functionality Next Year

Category: General News
Posted: August 5, 2015 10:36AM
Author: Nick Harezga

Microsoft has announced at Gamescom that the Xbox One will soon have "full-featured DVR functionality" that will be available to all owners with no additional subscription required. Television shows can be recorded in the background and can be streamed to Windows 10 devices using the Xbox app. The recordings can also be transferred to other devices to be viewed elsewhere. A Microsoft spokesperson clarified the functionality stating "DVR for Over-the-Air TV lets you record live over-the-air TV only," meaning that you won't be able to record cable or satellite broadcasts.

Source: Polygon



More Stagefright Exploits Could be Coming Soon

Category: General News
Posted: July 30, 2015 03:06PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Earlier this week a number of exploits, collectively known as Stagefright, targeting Android devices were revealed by security researchers from Zimperium. Joshua Drake, the key figure behind the reveal, was given a bug bounty of $1,337 from Google for his efforts. It has since been revealed that he could have made considerably more by selling "his findings to government or to exploit dealers," with firm Zerodium claiming it would have paid $100,000 for the exploit. Russian researcher Evgeny Legerov independently discovered similar exploits in Stagefright, though they have also been addressed by patches from Google. He has added these exploits to his VulnDisco vulnerability suite but added that "we usually do not provide fully-weaponized exploits for them. Our aim is vulnerability awareness." Legerov closed by stating that he has "a lot more than two bugs" and pointing out that more exploits are likely being actively used without discovery.

Source: Forbes



Adallom Reportedly Being Acquired by Microsoft

Category: General News
Posted: July 20, 2015 10:06PM
Author: Brentt Moore

According to the Calcalist financial newspaper, Microsoft is in the process of paying $320 million to acquire Adallom, a cloud security provider that boasts clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Netflix, and SAP. Adallom boasts powerful back-end security tools that allow companies to not only gather usage data for products and services, but also detect any type of suspicious activity that may be present. As long as the report is factual, Microsoft will likely utilize the offerings of Adallom in its Office 365 and Yammer products, and could boost its overall security for additional products and services going forward.

As far as the acquisition is concerned, Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment and Adallom declined to comment.

Source: PCWorld



Hulu Considering New Premium Content Tier

Category: General News
Posted: July 17, 2015 04:33PM
Author: Nick Harezga

According to the Wall Street Journal, Hulu is looking into a new ad-free service, code-named NOAH or No Ads Hulu, with an expected price point of $12-$14. The current premium tier of Hulu costs $7.99 but still forces users to view ads. The new service would cost a few dollars more than the Netflix streaming option which costs $7.99 for standard definition or $8.99 for HD and also has no ads.

Source: The Verge



First Injury Reported in Google Car Accident

Category: General News
Posted: July 17, 2015 04:27PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Back in May Google revealed that its self-driving car program had been involved in 11 traffic accidents, none of which were the fault of the self-driving car, and luckily no injuries occurred in any of them. That has now changed with the first accident leading to injury reported, though once again the Google car was not at fault. Three Google employees were in the car during the test drive and "complained of minor whiplash, were checked out at a hospital and cleared to go back to work following the July 1 collision." The driver that rear ended the car also complained of minor neck pain. Head of the self-driving program Chris Urmson commented on the issue stating, "his SUVs 'are being hit surprisingly often' by distracted drivers, perhaps people looking at their phones."

Source: Yahoo Finance



HBO Now Exclusivity Ends for Apple

Category: General News
Posted: July 16, 2015 04:08PM
Author: Nick Harezga

When the HBO Now service was announced, exclusivity for Apple devices was also revealed. Google later revealed at the Google I/O developer conference that the service would soon be available on Android devices, a promise which has now come to fruition. Users can sign up for the service through the Google Play store or by owning an Amazon Fire tablet. Fire TV and Fire TV Stick users will get access "in the coming weeks." New users will get a 30-day free trial with a monthly fee of $14.99 thereafter.

Source: Ars Technica



NVIDIA GameWorks Powers Heroes Reborn VR Experience at Comic-Con

Category: General News
Posted: July 10, 2015 06:09PM
Author: Nick Harezga

NVIDIA worked with V Squared Labs to create a virtual reality experience at Comic-Con to promote the upcoming Heroes: Reborn TV show from NBC. The FlameWorks special effects library was used to create "two side-by-side portals where fans entered into the Renautas Corporation Evolved Human research facility found in the “Heroes Reborn” universe." Guests were scanned using a Microsoft Kinect to create images of them wielding fire and using their newfound pyro-kinetic abilities to battle a series of villains. V Squared Executive VP Alex Theory stated, "This type of augmented reality, interactive, kinetic experience has never been done before. Anywhere. It’s V Squared Labs’ first time at Comic-Con and we’re loving every minute of it. Especially seeing people’s reaction to our work."

Source: NVIDIA



Team Led by IBM Unveils 7nm Test Chip

Category: General News
Posted: July 9, 2015 04:14PM
Author: Nick Harezga

IBM has been working as part of a collaborative effort with GlobalFoundries, Samsung, SONY, and the State University of New York (SUNY) at the 300mm research facility at SUNY Polytechnic. The team announced today that is has developed "the world's first 7nm chip with functional transistors." Current CPUs have reached the 14nm level with 10nm CPUs planned for release from Intel late next year. Consumers likely won't be able to get their hands on the technology for about two years but it is still a significant development for multiple reasons including that "it's the first commercially viable sub-10nm FinFET logic chip that uses silicon-germanium as the channel material; and it appears to be the first commercially viable design produced with extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography." The group is targeting vastly increased performance numbers in relation to power, predicting "at least a 50 percent power/performance improvement for the next generation of systems."

Source: Ars Technica



Microsoft Plans to Cut 7,800 Jobs From Phone Business

Category: General News
Posted: July 8, 2015 04:55PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The acquisition of the Nokia devices and services business initiated by Steve Ballmer before he left Microsoft has not turned out as planned, and the company is planning to take several steps to address the under performance. Up to 7,800 jobs will be cut from Microsoft's phone business in addition to a $7.6 billion impairment charge and a restructuring cost between $750 and $850 million. Restructuring costs will go towards the layoffs while the impairment charge "has to do with how the company accounts for the worth of Nokia from an accounting perspective and does not mean that Microsoft will lose $7.6 billion from its balance sheet." The July 21 10K filing will reveal more details about the moves while a company issued statement said "Based on the new plans, the future prospects for the Phone Hardware segment are below original expectations. Accordingly, the company concluded that an impairment adjustment of its Phone Hardware segment assets and goodwill of approximately $7.6 billion is required."

Source: Fortune



Logitech Plans to Rebrand as Logi

Category: General News
Posted: July 8, 2015 04:44PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The decision makers at Logitech have been working "behind the scenes to reinvent the company, shaking things up culturally and through its product innovation" since 2013. The most apparent change initially will be the new name of the company, switching from Logitech to Logi, a move to signify "a shift to a more design-centric attitude." The current name and logo will remain in use for a while before new and existing products will get the new logo. Logi will begin "crafting a portfolio of products that go beyond PC peripherals, to products that have a place in every aspect of your daily life," though it remains unclear what those products might be. As long as the company continues to put out quality products and doesn't abandon its gaming mouse line, I don't care what the name is and I'm sure most others feel the same.

Source: CNET



Security Researcher Uses RF to Improve Anonymity

Category: General News
Posted: July 6, 2015 05:11PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Ben Caudill, a security researcher at Rhino Security Labs, is planning to show off a "hardware proxy" that he created called ProxyHam at the DefCon hacking conference next month. With this device Caudill hopes to make it more difficult to find Internet users that wish to remain anonymous through the use of proxies. The ProxyHam works by connecting over Wi-Fi then relaying the signal using a 900MHz radio connection over a "range of between one and 2.5 miles depending on interference from the landscape and buildings." The device can be plugged in anywhere with access to the Internet with "a dark corner of a public library" recommended by Caudill. A ProxyHam can be built for $200 with a Raspberry Pi, Wi-Fi card, and 900MHz antenna and Caudill plans to offer it to DefCon attendees at cost. The original vision for ProxyHam was to "protect sensitive Internet users, such as dissidents and whistleblowers, for whom tools like VPNs and even the anonymity software Tor may not provide sufficient security." Caudill plans to make further improvements to enhance the security offered with technology such as accelerometers. Security technologist from The Intercept Micah Lee commented on the ProxyHam stating "It seems like a thing to augment your Tor usage rather than replace it. In that sense, it seems like a good idea."

Source: Wired



Cisco Acquires OpenDNS For $635 Million

Category: General News
Posted: July 1, 2015 03:39PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Cisco has announced that it plans to acquire cloud-based security firm OpenDNS for $635 million. Cisco had previously invested $35 million in the company and as a result obtained "defensive rights that give it an edge to acquire companies it has invested in ahead of competitors." Cisco has traditionally focused on security from a firewall perspective, though it branched into intrusion detection and prevention with the acquisition of Sourcefire in 2013. The purchase of OpenDNS enhances this ability as it "uses predictive intelligence to block malware, botnets and phishing threats that antivirus and firewalls miss."

Source: NDTV



Microsoft is Apparently Interested in Acquiring AMD

Category: General News
Posted: June 30, 2015 03:44AM
Author: Brentt Moore

According to reports familiar with the matter, Microsoft approached AMD several months ago in an attempt to discuss acquisition details. While no relevant information concerning the talks has been released at this time, the idea of Microsoft acquiring AMD is something that may prove beneficial for both companies, especially AMD. It comes as no surprise that AMD is currently in a tough spot, with the GPU market being dominated by NVIDIA and the CPU market being led by Intel. Even the research and development budget for AMD was at a 10 year low just three months ago, and the company itself has a valuation that is three times lower than what AMD paid for ATI Technologies in 2006. Fortunately, Microsoft utilizes an AMD system-on-chip in its Xbox One, and based on current life-to-date sales of the gaming console, Microsoft has already paid AMD $1.26 billion for the chips. If the acquisition of AMD by Microsoft did actually happen, the software giant could save itself substantial money when it comes to its latest Xbox console and could boost the technological advances of products produced by AMD.

The news of Microsoft approaching AMD for a possible acquisition deal comes just days after it was reported that AMD could spin off into multiple businesses to make itself more competitive. AMD dismissed these rumors for the most part, however, with an AMD spokesperson addressing the news head-on.

Source: KitGuru



Google to Build Data Center in Alabama Power Plant

Category: General News
Posted: June 29, 2015 03:45PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Google has announced an agreement to build its 14th data center in a coal based power plant in Alabama, with an intent to work with the Tennessee Valley Authority "to scout for new renewable power projects and put them online." Google is hoping to bring in alternative power sources to help make the data center more environmentally friendly. Construction of the data center is expected to begin next year while the last coal generator in the plant is expected to shut down in October of this year. The power plant site presents several advantages for data center construction including access to a water supply for cooling computers, well-built structures, and rail line conduits that can be modified to run fiber optic cables.

Source: NY Times



Amazon Releasing Alexa Skills Kit API to Developers

Category: CPU's, General News
Posted: June 25, 2015 04:00PM
Author: Nick Harezga

With the recent public release of Amazon Echo, the company is hoping to drum up some fresh ideas for the device. As part of this effort Amazon is looking to get other parties involved with the release of the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) APIs to developers. Amazon said that the ASK APIs will help the developers to "integrate existing Web services with Alexa or, in just a few hours, they can build entirely new experiences designed around voice." Amazon VP of Echo and Alexa Voice Services Greg Hart further elaborated stating, "[W]e're making the Alexa Skills Kit available to any developer, maker, or general hobbyist that wants to invent on behalf of customers, creating new skills and capabilities." Amazon is also opening its Alexa Voice Services to third-party hardware developers for free.

Source: PC Mag



ECS Releases Official Statement Concerning DIGITIMES Article

Category: General News
Posted: June 25, 2015 03:54AM
Author: Brentt Moore

It was reported yesterday by news outlet DIGITIMES that ECS was apparently leaving the DIY motherboard market due to increased pricing competition from other Taiwan-based motherboard vendors. The report, which was sourced from Taiwan-based supply chain makers, indicated that ECS would shift its focus towards ODM production of notebooks and tablets as well as production of mini-PCs. The President of ECS, Sunny Yang, has since released an official statement that explains that the motherboard manufacturer has no plans of leaving the DIY motherboard business as the DIGITIMES article referenced. According to Yang, ECS remains committed to the DIY motherboard market and values the relationship the company currently has with consumers across the world. ECS plans to incorporate additional resources in the future that will allow its motherboard business to continue to advance and reach as many people as possible, thereby ensuring long-term growth.

Source: DIGITIMES and Press Release



AMD Addresses Spinoff Rumors

Category: General News
Posted: June 24, 2015 03:40PM
Author: Nick Harezga

On Friday Reuters reported that AMD had hired a consulting firm to help it explore potential options to breakup or spinoff the company into multiple parts. AMD issued a statement to WCCF Tech shortly thereafter through spokesperson Sarah Youngbauer to address the rumors stating, "AMD provided official confirmation that we have not hired an outside agency to explore spinning-off/splitting the company. We remain committed to the long-term strategy we laid out for the company in May at our Financial Analyst Day, which encompasses all parts of the business."

Source: WCCF Tech



Developers are Actively Leaving SourceForge After DevShare Outcry

Category: General News
Posted: June 21, 2015 04:14PM
Author: Brentt Moore

SourceForge recently found itself in hot water after users publically bashed the Open Source and project hosting website for pushing DevShare, an opt-in feature that introduces junkware alongside legitimate software within SourceForge’s own installer. SourceForge was bundling Open Source software without consent from various developers, meaning that programs like GIMP were included within the SourceForge installer despite the well wishes of GIMP developers. Although the push for DevShare was somewhat short-lived, as SourceForge has stated that it has stopped including third-party offers without consent from developers, various Open Source projects are now leaving SourceForge as a direct result of the shady actions taken by the website. Some of the main programs that are moving away from SourceForge include Wine and Notepad++, with the developer of Notepad++ publically stating that "SourceForge was a good place; unfortunately, sometimes good places don’t last."

Source: PCWorld



AMD Could Spin Off Multiple Businesses

Category: General News
Posted: June 21, 2015 09:57AM
Author: Nick Harezga

Reuters is reporting that AMD is considering splitting into multiple businesses "seeking to reverse its fortunes and take on rival Intel Corp, according to three people familiar with the matter." The split could occur in multiple different scenarios with AMD hiring a consulting firm to explore its options. This wouldn't be the first time that AMD has looked down this road, but new CEO Lisa Su "judged that there is merit for the company to at least consider such a possibility again." AMD has started to face pressure from a number of new companies in addition to traditional rival Intel in the CPU space and a spin off would certainly shake up the computer hardware landscape.

Source: Reuters



LastPass Issues Security Warning

Category: General News
Posted: June 15, 2015 04:23PM
Author: Nick Harezga

LastPass is a popular password management utility that has features such as encrypted password storage, auto form filling, and password generation. The company has revealed that it "discovered and blocked suspicious activity" on Friday but also stated that no encrypted data or user accounts were accessed. Information that was compromised includes "LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes." LastPass believes that the encryption methods it uses will keep the compromised data safe but has implemented a few procedures going forward just to be safe. Logins from new devices or IP addresses will require an additional verification step and all users will be prompted to reset their master password.

Source: LastPass



Noctua Shows Off Its Wares at Computex

Category: General News
Posted: June 12, 2015 12:23PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Noctua was on hand at Computex 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan this past week and has posted a summary of the products it brought on its website for those that couldn't make the trip. The highlight of the show was the upcoming next-generation 120mm A-series fan which was named the best cooling product at the show by Tom's Hardware. Noctua has also updated the NH-U12 and NH-U14 CPU coolers with deeper cooling fins providing for an increase in surface area. The company also achieved a reduction in size of the Active Noise Cancelling project, with the controller now able to fit on the PCB of a fan rather than as an external component. The industrialPPC range of products will be receiving a pair of new fans in the NF-A9 and NF-A8, set to be available in Q2 2016.

Source: Noctua




Google Sidewalk Labs Plans to Tackle Problems of City Living

Category: General News
Posted: June 11, 2015 04:24PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Sidewalk Labs is the latest project to come out of Google known as a "moon shot" and is "dedicated to improving life in cities and urban areas." Among the chief issues that the company hopes to address are cost of living and energy usage. Sidewalk Labs issued a statement about these issues stating, "However, while there are apps to tell people about traffic conditions, or the prices of available apartments, the biggest challenges that cities face — such as making transportation more efficient and lowering the cost of living, reducing energy usage and helping government operate more efficiently have, so far, been more difficult to address." Google CEO Larry Page described the modest investment in the company saying, "It’s an area where I hope we can really improve people’s lives, similar to Google[x] and [healthcare-focused] Calico." As with other Google side projects it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Source: Tech Crunch



Patent Filing Reveals NVIDIA Virtual Reality Plans

Category: General News
Posted: June 11, 2015 03:57PM
Author: Nick Harezga

A recent patent filing by NVIDIA confirms rumors from earlier this year that the company was working on a virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The HMD is powered by the Tegra X1 Super Chip and is visually similar to other current and upcoming VR offerings such as the Oculus Rift. The device will have three sets of cameras, two looking down, two looking front, and two looking to the sides. Three sets of cameras will "help map the real world area surrounding the player when using the device," while the bottom cameras will "track gestures with ‘sub-millimetre movement resolution’, which suggest hand-tracking as a potential form of input for the kit."

Source: VR Focus



SourceForge Bundling Junkware With Software Downloads

Category: General News
Posted: June 10, 2015 04:16PM
Author: Nick Harezga

SourceForge has long been a popular site for Open Source downloads and project hosting. Other resources such as GitHub have taken the lead, but SourceForge is still widely used. The site was purchased along with Slashdot in 2012 by Dice Holdings, and shortly thereafter a feature called DevShare was released. DevShare is an opt-in feature that wraps the software in "SourceForge’s own installer, which pushes intrusive junkware onto your system." The service followed this guideline at the start, though multiple developers are reporting that their software is being bundled with the junkware despite not opting in, GIMP being a notable example.

Source: How to Geek



be quiet! Announces Several New Products at Computex

Category: General News
Posted: June 4, 2015 04:10PM
Author: Nick Harezga

be quiet! has announced the addition of several new products across multiple different market segments. The Pure Wings 2 are PWM fans that range in size from 80mm to 140mm. The fans can be controlled by the motherboard and feature quiet operation even at maximum speed with an expected availability of September. The SilentWings 3 fans feature a new fan frame and intake mechanism to reduce vibration, power consumption, and sound while keeping cooling performance up. The SilentWings 3 will be available in October at sizes of 120mm and 140mm in PWM and non-PWM options. The Shadow Rock LP is a low profile CPU cooler with a Pure Wings 2 fan. The Dark Rock TF has two pre-installed SilentWings fans and is described as having "extremely high cooling performance."

The Silent Base 800 Window is a computer case that has the same features as the Silent Base 800 with the addition of a side panel window. It will be available in July at an MSRP of $149 in orange, black, and silver. The Silent Base 600 is a brand new case with windowed and non-windowed configurations. It can accommodate three 3.5" internal drives, three 2.5" internal drives, three 5.25" drives, video cards up to 400mm in length, and CPU coolers up to 170mm in height. Two Pure Wings 2 fans are pre-installed with space for an additional five. It will be available in October at an MSRP of $99 for the non-windowed version and $115 for the windowed version. The Dark Power Pro 11 is an 80 PLUS Platinum power supply with an overclocking key to choose between a single and multiple 12V rails. It will be available in capacities ranging from 550W to 1200W

Source: Press Release




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