Running a silent PC isn't possible if you've got a rig that generates a lot of heat -- at least, it isn't possible today. The cooling specialists at Noctua have announced that they've teamed up with a company called RotoSub to create the world's first fan with Active Noise Cancellation, and they plan on showing off a working prototype of a Noctua NF-F12 running the tech at Computex next week.
We've never been big fans of headphones that use active noise cancellation, chiefly because they mask ambient sound by generating noise of their own. Sony's new MDR-NC200D headphones are equipped with a pair of tiny microphones that monitor ambient sound and adjust the frequency of noise they generate to cancel ambient noise. And active noise cancellation isn't the only electronic trickery that Sony uses with the MDR-NC200D.