To those of you who have been clutching your various gadgets to your chests and bemoaning the lack of a digital version of your favorite publication - Maximum PC, of course: wait no longer, the day has come!
CES was hectic for all of us. Even if we had a staff of 50, we'd be hard-pressed to get every single photo and video on the site immediately. That said, now that things have cooled down, and we've found our bearings, we decided to publish a few more photos for todays Photo Awesome. All of these and more can be seen on our Flickr page, by the way, so please stop by and check out hundreds of photos of new and exciting pieces of tech.
And, as always, happy Friday everyone! See you on the other side.
Yale showed off an extremely cool Z-Wave entry lock with a touch-sensitive glass keypad. A proximity sensor causes the keypad to illuminate when you place your hand in front of it. The glass is impervious to everything from fire to a concrete saw. And you don't need to worry about dust mucking up the keypad, either.
Senior Editor takes a post CES 2011 look at Silverstone's new FT03 case, marking Silverstone's foray into the world of Micro ATX. The FT03 fully is a full size case that supports Micro ATX motherboards, leaving oodles of room for anything else you'd like to cram in there. Watch Gordon take it apart, below.
SF Bay Area readers (or national readers with quick access to jet planes!), we want to get to know you guys and gals better. To that extent, we've organized a little meet up in San Francisco, and would love it if you could attend. It'll be at the Thirsty Bear, and we'll make sure there will be plenty of food and refreshments - and some prizes!
So, if you're in the area, come pay us a visit! We'll eat, drink, and discuss things of nerdy nature--that sounds like a damn fine way to end a Tuesday to us. Address information below:
When: Tuesday, January 18th 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Where: Thirsty Bear, 661 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
Intel will pay Nvidia $1.5 billion as part of a cross-licensing deal that will also see the end of the legal hostilities between the two Santa Clara, Calif.-based companies.
Never the best of friends , the two have been locked in battle even before Intel sued Nvidia in 2009 to prevent it from making chipsets for its Core i7 processors. Nvidia fired back at Intel with a lawsuit that tried to cancel a cross-licensing deal Nvidia had with Intel for graphics.
In the end, despite its enormous war chest, it was Intel that blinked.
The settlement ends the legal bickering and lets Intel integrate unspecified Nvidia technology in to its products and lets Nvidia access certain Intel intellectual property as well. Oddly, though the legal battle began as a fight over core PC technology – chipsets – it ends without Nvidia getting access to that segment. As part of the settlement, and licensing deal, Nvidia still is not permitted to make chipsets for Intel processors nor make x86 chips using Intel technology.
Welcome to the Masters Overclocking Arena, where the best overclockers in North and South America battle for GHz dominance! These skilled and determined overclockers gather here in Vegas during CES to see just how far they can push the envelope--at the time this video was taken, numbers were already as high as 5.9 GHz, and the competition wasn't even finished yet! Below, Gordon Ung takes a look at some of their methods (which includes the copious use of liquid nitrogen) below.
As part of our Geek Gift Week extravagazna, we tracked down ten awesome geeky plushie toys. From Star Wars to zombies, talking bacon to internal organs, we've found some of the best plushie gifts for the geek in your life.
Hey now! We just got our hands on Google's pilot netbook for the Chrome OS, the Cr-48. It's essentially a netbook running Google's new cloud based operating system. After the video, make sure and check out Gordon Mah Ung's written first impressions about the new OS. Enjoy!
Hit the jump for Gordon's notes and first impressions!
Microsoft re-introduced Windows 7 Family Pack in October to coincide with the first anniversary of the launch of the operating system. If you don’t already know, the family pack gives you three upgrade licenses of Windows 7 Home Premium for $149.99, when a single upgrade license alone costs $119.99. But if that sounds like a great deal to you, just wait till we tell you about the limited-time discount Dell is offering on the family pack. The family pack is available for $119.99 – three upgrades for the price of one – from Dell’s online store. However, only when you add Windows 7 Family Pack to your cart does the discount reveal itself.