PC Hardware

CuBox-i series mini PCs hit pre-order

CuBox-i series mini PCs hit pre-order

Earlier this month we mentioned the CuBox-i series small form factor computers when they first surfaced. At the time we knew pretty much all the hardware details on the machines, but we didn't know exactly how much they would cost or when they would be available. More details have surfaced this week and the computers can be pre-ordered right now.

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NVIDIA shakes up business model with Kepler licensing

NVIDIA shakes up business model with Kepler licensing

We've heard extensively about the gradual decline of the consumer PC market, with industry leaders feeling the pain as consumers gravitate towards more mobile devices: tablets and smartphones. NVIDIA is one such company that has felt the squeeze, and its response is a strong one: an expansion of its business model with an announcement that it will begin licensing Kepler architecture.

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Giada N70E-DR mini-ITX mainboard aims at entry-level NAS servers

Giada N70E-DR mini-ITX mainboard aims at entry-level NAS servers

Giada has unveiled a new and very small fully featured mini-ITX mainboard called the N70E-DR. The little mainboard is aimed specifically at users looking to build network attached storage. The manufacturer of the motherboard says that the board will allow users to build low-cost implementations of NAS servers for file sharing, data backup, and media server functionality.

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Seagate unveils new Video 2.5 HDD

Seagate unveils new Video 2.5 HDD

Hard drive maker Seagate has announced a new 2.5-inch hard drive specifically designed and engineered for use in 24/7 video applications. The hard drive is aimed directly at the DVR, set-top box, and surveillance market. The Video 2.5 HDD was engineered specifically for performance and operation in three key areas of importance for the video industry.

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GE announces new thin-as-a-credit card cooling system for ultrathin laptops and tablets

GE announces new thin-as-a-credit card cooling system for ultrathin laptops and tablets

Anyone who's ever looked inside a computer or laptop at the hardware knows that there are a lot of components inside the chassis of computing systems that take up a lot of space. Typically, one of the thickest parts of many computer systems is the heatsink that keeps the processor cool. Many of those heatsinks require big blocks of copper or aluminum and cooling fans.

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Mushkin unveils world’s first 480 GB mSATA SSD

Mushkin unveils world’s first 480 GB mSATA SSD

There are a few different types of SSDs on the market today for storing data in computer systems. Typically, when we think SSD what comes to mind are the 2.5-inch form factor drives that are used in larger notebooks and desktop computers. However, when it comes to putting SSDs and some of the incredibly thin ultrabooks and other small notebooks on the market those 2.5-inch form factor SSDs are simply too big.

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