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Scot Strong

Scot Strong is an automotive parts professional with 30 years experience in proprietary dealership computer systems, as well as a technology freak. He has been repairing, upgrading, and building personal and business computers for over ten years, has written articles for automotive parts management publications, and is a regular contributor at our sister site, TheSSDReview.com

Cooler Master Brings Four Essential Elements of Performance PC Building to Life — Computex 2017 Update

Cooler Master is celebrating their 25th anniversary with a strong presence at Computex 2017.  Cooler Master is even devoting an entire section to modding, building and tutorials.  And let’s not forget Case Mod World Series 2017! There are four “essential” elements to building a performance PC these days — design, customizability, software and functionality.  This is especially true for gamers.  …

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TechX Builds a new Z170 Test Bench

The time has come for a much-needed system upgrade of our testing system.  Thanks to some key relationships, a little sponsorship, and some outright purchases, we have amassed a sweet group of components for this build.  Let’s see what is going to make up this new test system: COUGAR PANZER MAX CHASSIS Cougar touts the Panzer Max as their ultimate …

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Flir Flaunts VR Thermal Imaging — CES 2017 Update

Virtual Reality (VR) has a very large presence at CES this year, with the bulk of the VR displays being geared toward VR gaming.  People may not be aware that there a number of other useful tasks that VR can perform. Flir is involved in bringing thermal imaging into the VR arena.  First developed for military and law enforcement applications, …

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Intel Unveils Optane Memory Technology – CES 2017 Update

Intel is announcing a new class of non-volatile memory (NVM) devices utilizing their new Optane™ Memory Technology.  The Optane memory modules will be available in either 16GB or 32GB capacities, and they will connect via compatible motherboards’ M.2 slots. Pairing Optane memory with a large capacity HDD (or SATA SSD) will result in SSD-like speeds, while maintaining the higher capacity, …

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Sanho HyperDrive Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub – CES 2017 Update

California-based Sanho Corporation is showing off their latest USB-C hub, designed specifically for use with the 2016 MacBook Pro. Given all the credit that the MacBook pro has received over the years, a common complaint about it is inadequate connectivity options.  Sanho’s HyperDrive™ Thunderbolt 3 USB-C is just the solution for overcoming those connectivity limitations. This unit is the world’s …

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Startups Show Off Their Goods at Showstoppers Once Again – CES 2017 Update

Every year at CES, we attend Showstoppers where the majority of the exhibitors are startups hoping to get publicity for their new products.  Fasetto for instance,  is a company who recently launched an upgraded version of their Link product, a living storage and communications device featuring its own scalable and flexible platform. The unique LINK features some of the most …

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The Best in Tech Show Off Their Latest Tech At Pepcom – CES 2017 Update

Last evening found us at Pepcom, a gathering of numerous companies displaying their latest offerings in a single venue at the Mirage.  Both fledgling and well-established companies were represented there.  Read along as we visit booths showing off some interesting technology. 3D printing is steadily gaining popularity and traction, and Robo has developed some new 3D printers aimed at making …

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