PCs and Mac

Magellan unveils eXplorist GC GPS for geocache hunters

Magellan unveils eXplorist GC GPS for geocache hunters

I spent my fair share of time running around digging holes in the yard as a kid searching for treasure. I never found anything. If you still like to hunt for treasure, geocaching might be appealing to you. Geocaching uses GPS coordinates to lead a searchers to a geocache, which is a box of stuff other searchers have left behind for the next person to find.

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Sharkoon Nightfall and Rebel9 Pro PC cases launch

Sharkoon Nightfall and Rebel9 Pro PC cases launch

PC cases for gamers and enthusiasts are available by the droves and it seems like new designs are popping up all the time in an attempt to part the gamer with some of their hard earned money. Sharkoon isn’t exactly a huge name in the enthusiast market, but the company has some interesting cases that it has debuted today including the Nightfall and Rebel9 Pro.

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OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Drive gets powered USB hub

OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual-Drive gets powered USB hub

OWC have updated their Mercury Elite-AL Pro dual-drive external hard-drive with a powered USB 2.0 hub, still keeping the Mac-style design while boosting capacity up to 2TB.  There are now two USB 2.0 ports on the back and a third on the front, handy for plugging in USB memory sticks, with a high-performance USB bridge to ensure maximum speed to all of the ports and the internal drives themselves.

 

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Open Tech Inc next to take on Apple with OS X-running PC

Open Tech Inc next to take on Apple with OS X-running PC

When Apple sued OS X clone-maker Psystar earlier this month, some commenters suggested that multiple other cloners could spring up depending on the outcome of the case.  Open Tech Inc. don't appear to have the patience to wait, however; the company will apparently be selling two new computers that, while not coming with OS X pre-installed, will nonetheless be able to run the Apple OS should the buyer choose so.

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PCI Express 3.0 backward compatible with earlier standard

PCI Express 3.0 backward compatible with earlier standard

Owners of computer components that use the PCI Express 2.0 standard will be pleased to hear that their existing hardware will still work once motherboards switch to the PCI Express 3.0 standard.  At a recent press conference discussing the interface, SIG chairman Al Yanes disclosed more details about the upcoming connector, which has previously been quoted as managing 8.0 gigatransfers per second.

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