There are times I truly think that CPU and GPU cooling designers have watched far too many reruns of “Home Improvement”. Yeah, Tim Allen’s theory that “more power” with no finesse or moderation solves everything was enjoyable to watch, but not so enjoyable when employed in cooling. Doesn’t cool well enough? Must need more (fan) power! While the end cooling result may be good….the noise output isn’t. There really needs to be a balance between cooling capabilities and noise. Being realistic, all of the cooling power in the world does you no good if the cooler is loud to the point of distraction and irritation. We have seen air solutions from Noctua, Phanteks, be quiet!, etc., achieve this balance, and all in one box open loops from XSPC, Swiftech and Cooler Master better them.
It just may take a few a minutes to consider some devices that you may no longer use, and whether it is worthwhile to keep them. For one reason or another, it may be hard to part ways with a past favorite techno-device, After all, it may have some important photos, videos, music and other memories on it. As it tunes out, and according to a recent study by Intel, 47% of Americans, actually have at least one techno-device that they no longer use.
QNAP® Systems Inc. today announced firmware updates for Turbo NAS systems with vulnerability to the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160). The operating systems vulnerable to Heartbleed are QTS versions 4.0 and 4.1. Versions 3.8 and earlier use a different version of OpenSSL and are not affected by the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug. “We strongly urge users of vulnerable Turbo NAS systems to update their firmware,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP.See More
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and GLOBALFOUNDRIES announce a new strategic collaboration to deliver global capacity for 14 nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology. "Developed by Samsung and licensed to GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the 14nm FinFET process is based on a technology platform that has already gained traction as the leading choice for high-volume, power-efficient system-on-chip (SoC) designs." See More
Lepa 'Aims for Excellence' again, as they announce their first notebook cooler with built in audio speakers, the Lepad S17 Notebook Cooler, follows the design of previous LEPA notebook coolers, featuring a wide-area metal mesh in an extremely sleek looking and solid platform. The fan speed can be manually controlled to get the right balance between silence and performance. The Lepad S17 also features a USB extender, so users can have the same number of USB ports available while connecting the Lepad S17 and their laptop, and has a MSRP of $45.99.See More