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Build a cutting laser from an old PC

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[Drake Anthony] makes building a cutting laser from a PC look easy, and it seems like it actually is. Almost everything you need can be found in a dead desktop unit. The diode is pulled from a DVD writer (16x… Go To Full Article

R/C PPM hacked

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[Thomas Pfeifer] has taken the PPM signal produced by model aircraft wireless controllers, and with an ATMega8, converted the signal to act as a USB joystick. Which means you can now use a standard R/C remote control to fly model… Go To Full Article

Solar Powered DIY Portable HotSpot

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Ever wondered what it would be like to have your own hotspot no matter where you went? Well now you can with this portable solar powered Wi-Fi repeater. This little mod is simply a wifi router connected… Go To Full Article

AMD 870 Mainboards Roundup: Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI

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Well, we have reached this final chapter of our roundup in a pretty disappointed mood, although we started this article with a triumphant intention. This summer we tested mainboards on AMD 890FX chipset that cost around $200 or even more… Go To Full Article

Greenest PC case yet? Full cardboard PC

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We took delivery of a Recompute recently. This doesn't sound like a stunning statement: we get fancy new tech to play with all of the time, some of it stamped with the "green" moniker for better or worse. But the… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GTC 2010 Wrapup

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NVIDIA is launching Quadro parts based on the GF106 and GF108 GPUs. This contrasts from their earlier Fermi Quadro parts, which used GF100 GPUs (even heavily cut-down ones) in order to take advantage of GF100’s unique compute capabilities: ECC and… Go To Full Article

ATI CrossFireX vs. NVIDIA SLI New Games Performance

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Once again we look at ATI’s CrossFireX versus NVIDIA’s SLI in terms of real world gaming performance, but this time we are using three brand new games that have just been released. This will show us how CrossFireX and SLI… Go To Full Article

Zalman intros the CNPS9900 MAX CPU cooler

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The CNPS9900 MAX measures 94 (L) x 131 (W) x 152 (H) mm, weights 730 grams, and features a Black-pearl nickel plating, composite heatpipes which are claimed to have 1.5 times the heat transfer rate of normal heatpipe, and one… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Enters Retail with Direct Sales at Best Buy

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Not many things take me by surprise, but add this one to the list, along with Eyefinity. We heard rumors of NVIDIA going direct as far back as Q3'09, with a retail shelf date target of January 2010. At that… Go To Full Article

Sapphire jumps into the mobo business big time

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A FEW MONTHS ago, we broke the story about large chunks of EVGA's mobo team leaving for Sapphire. Just over a month ago, the rest of the team joined their colleagues in less green pastures. A lot… Go To Full Article

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