Background illumination PaintPack - analogue Philips Ambilight on your monitor

You've probably seen the modern TVs with dynamic backlight called Ambilight, developed by Philips. The essence of its work is to highlight the space behind the TV in different combinations of colours, depending on the events happening on the screen.

PaintPack vs Ambilight

A new development called PaintPack is presented. This model is intended to implement the same idea as the technology of Ambilight, but allows to «light around» any computer monitor. A device called PaintPack is a simpler version in a small box with ten cable-trains, which have bright LEDs at the ends. These LEDs are placed evenly around the perimeter of the back of the monitor, and provide illumination in accordance with what is happening at the moment on the screen. The second more advanced equivalent of Ambilight – is light-line PaintPack with 30 LEDs connected in separate blocks for a few pieces for easy placement on the screen, and create a more vibrant and detailed lighting. This is many times …

HGST Announces Corporate-Class Ultrastar C10K1800 Hard Drives

Despite the emergence of ultra-fast and voluminous SSD devices, data processing centers still require classical storage solutions. Hence, HGST, an affiliate company of Western Digital, decided to comply with the corporate demands by introducing budgetary hard drives entitled Ultrastar C10K1800. The new-comers are targeting exactly DPC-systems which are in need of high performance combined with fail-safe behavior.

HGST Ultrastar C10K1800 drives feature 2.5-inch form-factor and come in diverse capacity variations (from 300 GB to 1.8 TB). The models employ SAS interface with 12 Gb/sec throughput. It should be noted that designers involved the minimal amount of plates on the maximal possible tape density. The latter are thought to rotate with 10.520 RPM.

The implementation of only few plates provides for the reduction of power consumption; this is supposed to be a great benefit since the drives are estimated for a durable 24/7 operation. Thus, an average power consumption …

PSU Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750 Review

At turn of the previous year Aerocool launched a new series of PSUs, united within a single series Templarius Imperator. The series involves a line of models ranging 550W-1500W power index. A part of those units are known to correspond to 80Plus Silver standards, while the other part – to 80Plus Bronze standards. Model Templarius Imperator 750 complies with 80Plus Silver requirements, due to the claimed efficiency of 88%. This feature implies that this PSU might appear to be helpful in the assembling of quite powerful PC platforms.

Delivery Set and Exterior Design

Aerocool Templarius Imperator is delivered in a white cardbox which inscriptions distinctly make out about the unit’s gaming predestination. Its internal contents involve the unit itself and a set of modular cables. The model is developed in white color design and is housed in a steel case; it features 170x150x85 mm dimensions. Modular sockets are located on the rear facet. The attached label contains basic …
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