As we utilize more and more electronic devices in the digital home, controlling them becomes an important issue. No one wants to keep up with or sort through a dozen different remotes for various devices in a home entertainment system and surrounding electronic equipment. The Logitech Harmony Universal Remote Control is the perfect solution.
Newegg is currently offering the Computer Associates (CA) Internet Security Suite Plus 2008 for $40, with a $40 mail-in-rebate and free shipping. Just to confirm that there’s no typo here, that means the software is completely free after the rebate. The CA Internet Security Suite offers virus protection as well as spam, spyware, and more.
Shuttle’s small form factor desktop PCs have maintained a similar, rectangular design for years. The Shuttle D10 is no exception, other than the addition of a built-in 7-inch touch screen display! The D10 is Shuttle’s first computer that boasts an integrated 7-inch (800×480) LCD touchscreen display. The display can be used to view photos, movies, music, video, etc. It was designed with surveillance and simple entertainment center functions in mind.
The PC Remote Controller II is a computer remote control that also functions as a mouse for the PC. It features four programmable buttons that can be used to open software applications, and operates such multimedia software as Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, KMPlayer, TTPlay, WinDVD, and PowerDVD. The unit seems particularly well suited for handling media and presentations. The PC Remote Controller II is now available for $21.
At the time of this writing, the Buffalo MiniStation Shinobi is the world’s smallest hard disk drive (not flash drive). The drive has a thickness of only 5mm, and weighs a mere two ounces. It features a stylish glossy black housing as well as TurboUSB technology, which delivers up to 20 percent faster transfer speeds than standard external drives. The Buffalo MiniStation Shinobi is compatible with Windows and Mac PCs and is available in 30GB ($120) and 60GB ($170) capacity models.
CNET’s Crave web site has posted the 50 most significant moments of Internet history. It’s definitely an interesting collection of events that we can recommend checking out.
The Thermaltake Xpressar RCS100 Micro Refrigeration Cooling System is similar in concept to the VapoChill Vapor Phase-Change Cooling systems. Thermaltake’s approach differs by utilizing a DC Inverter micro compressor for cooling the PC. Vapor-compression refrigeration has been the predominant method for air-conditioning large public buildings, residences, hotels, hospitals, theaters, restaurants, and vehicles. Thermaltake claims to be the first company to use this design for the PC. The system circulates a liquid refrigerant to absorb and remove heat from the area to be cooled and neutralizes the heat elsewhere. The Xpressar RCS100 cools a CPU 20 degrees lower than liquid cooling. Thermaltake’s Xpressar RCS100 is also equipped with a custom controller to prevent condensation.
With a starting price of $25,000, the Cray CX1 is an affordable (as far as supercomputers go), high-performance supercomputer that has been designed for the office, end-user environment. The CX1 runs the new Microsoft HPC 2008 Server operating system, and is engineered to facilitate faster testing, reduce time to market, and power through virtually any highly entensive operation. The system is easy to use, from configuration to setup and installation. Cray’s CX1 also does not require any special power or cooling, making it perfect for the offices, laboratories, and other non-traditional HPC environments. The CX1 runs from the power of a standard wall socket (20amp/110/220v), which enables even end-users to utilize the supercomputing power in a standard work area. The system maintains comfortable noise levels by employing an active noise cancellation system. The CX1 can simply be plugged in, set up and connected to the network, operating just like a typical office computer.