Open Source Hardware Comes of Age
Aug22

Open Source Hardware Comes of Age

Most people have at least heard of the term “open source” but the wide popularity of open source has been in software rather than hardware. Open source software is well known. Home computer users recognize it in downloads like Office Libre, GIMP, and the VLC media player. More serious computer users realize that much of the Internet itself was built on open source technologies like Linux and the Apache Web Server. Open source software...

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TP-LINK Smart Plug
Jun16

TP-LINK Smart Plug

Whether you want to give your home that lived-in look while you are on vacation or are just looking for the convenience of being able to have the coffee ready when you wake up, the TP-LINK’s Smart Plug may be just what you need. The Smart Plug is a small device 2.6” wide, 3” deep and 3.9” high. Included in the box is a Technical Support pamphlet, a GNU license notice, a Quick Start Guide, and the smart plug. Setup is easy. Just...

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An HDMI Cable that Enhances the Picture
Feb28

An HDMI Cable that Enhances the Picture

The Marseille mCable is a unique HDMI cable. While all HDMI cables transmit videos, the mCable adds the capability to improve the video quality.  This is done by integrating a video chip into the cable itself. This built-in processor enhances and filters the video content before it reaches the television. This cable upscales from 480p to 1080p and from 1080p to 4K. This, in effect, will give you up to 4K video on an old 1080p HD TV....

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Understanding the 80 Plus Certification
Jul15

Understanding the 80 Plus Certification

Everything you need to know about the 80 Plus certification, their methodology, and the different certification levels (Standard, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Titanium). Updated to include the 80 Plus Titanium certification.

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Sentey SDP850-SS Power Supply Review
Jul31

Sentey SDP850-SS Power Supply Review

Let’s take a look at this 850 W power supply from Sentey, which comes with the standard 80 Plus certification, but uses resonant configuration in its primary and DC-DC and synchronous designs in its secondary, features only found on high-efficiency power supplies.

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Fractal Design Newton R3 800 W Power Supply Review
Mar22

Fractal Design Newton R3 800 W Power Supply Review

The Newton R3 is the new 80 Plus Platinum power supply series from Fractal Design, featuring a modular cabling system and a single +12 V rail. Let’s see how the 800 W model fared on our tests.

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SilverStone Strider Plus 600 W (ST60F-PS) Power Supply Review
Mar21

SilverStone Strider Plus 600 W (ST60F-PS) Power Supply Review

Let’s take a look at this 600 W power supply with the 80 Plus Silver certification and a fully modular cabling system from SilverStone, the ST60F-PS.

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NZXT HALE90 V2 850 W Power Supply Review
Mar19

NZXT HALE90 V2 850 W Power Supply Review

Let’s take a look at the second version of NZXT’s HALE90 850 W power supply, which comes with a fully modular cabling system and the 80 Plus Gold certification.

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Enermax Triathlor FC 650 W Power Supply Review
Feb15

Enermax Triathlor FC 650 W Power Supply Review

Let’s take a look at a member of the latest 80 Plus Bronze power supply series from Enermax, the Triathlor FC 650 W, which comes with a modular cabling system.

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In Win Commander III 700 W Power Supply Review
Feb07

In Win Commander III 700 W Power Supply Review

In Win has just released its power supply series with the 80 Plus Gold certification and modular cabling system, the Commander III. Let’s see if the 700 W model deserves our recommendation.

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