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Consumer Electronics Association Drops CNET As CES Awards Partner Over CBS Interference

The Consumer Electronics Association has officially dropped CNET as its Consumer Electronics Show awards partner.  CEA has restored Dish’s DishHopper with Sling DVR to the plum “Best of Show” award at CES 2013.  CNET, now owned by CBS, had originally given the award to the new Dish product, until parent company CBS intervened and forced CNET to choose another product …

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Philips To Transfer Its Audio, Video, Multimedia And Accessories Business To Funai

Dutch-based Royal Philips Electronics (Philips) has announced an agreement regarding the transfer of its Lifestyle Entertainment Business (Audio, Video, Multimedia and Accessories) to Japan’s Funai Electric Company.  Terms of the deal are reported to be 150 million euros ( a bit over $200 million US) and a 5-1/2 year licensing agreement.  The licensing agreement also involves an optional second five …

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Diablo Technologies Forms Technology Advisory Board

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Diablo Technologies, a proven innovator in memory system interface products, today announced the formation of a Technology Advisory Board comprised of enterprise IT industry innovators to participate in the strategic direction of the company’s Memory Chanel Storage™ (MCS) technology from an applications perspective. The Diablo Technology Advisory Board will be chaired by company Chief Technology Officer Maher Amer and is …

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OCZ PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III PSU Series Expands With New 750W & 850W Models

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OCZ today announced that it has added 750W and 850W power supply unit (PSU) models to the award-winning Silencer Mk III Power Supply Series from PC Power & Cooling.  With these new high-wattage options, the Silencer Mk III provides a professional-grade power solution rated for industrial usage and provides the performance and stability required for demanding computing environments. “Building on …

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Fractal Design Introduces New Arc Midi R2 Chassis

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Fractal Design has announced the newest member of the Arc family – the Arc Midi R2. Known for excellent airflow, the Arc Midi R2 continues the tradition, maximizing circulation within the case and keeping even the most demanding systems cool. The sleek, minimalistic mid-tower ATX chassis comes equipped with three high-performance Silent Series R2 fans, including support for large radiators for water-cooling. …

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Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP & Tactical LP 16GB Low-Profile Memory Review – A Perfect Fit

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When it comes to memory there are a plethora of options from a vast amount of manufacturers. From specifications to design, memory modules have never looked better in every aspect. One concept that has remained constant however is size, which is exactly what Crucial aims to change. Crucial needs no introduction; they have remained one of the biggest computer hardware …

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Cicso Exits Consumer Market With Sale of Linksys to Belkin

Cisco has successfully completed its move out of its failed foray into consumer goods with the sale of its Linksys unit to Belkin.  Belkin, maker of a multitude of consumer products including cables, power strips, web cams, networking products, etc. will gain an approximately 30% share of the retail home and small business networking market with this acquisition.  This pits …

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Cooler Master Releases Two New Seidon CPU Liquid Coolers

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While having renowned air coolers in the V-series and Hyper-series, Cooler Master looks to add the same value in the form of liquid cooling. The AIO Seidon line has two new additions – the 120XL and the 240M. The 120XL is an upgraded version of the 120M that was released a few months back. The XL has an extra 120mm …

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COUGAR Introduces SPIKE Mini-Tower Gaming Chassis

The COUGAR SPIKE case is a mini tower chassis, but is designed to accept longer high-end gaming graphics cards thanks to the 330mm of clearance. Indeed, the list of functionality of micro-ATX motherboards is growing and becoming more complete. Many system builders feel that ATX motherboards can be replaced by micro-ATX builds nowadays. As such, COUGAR thinks that the mini gaming tower is …

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