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Powme wants to power all of your devices

You may or may not have noticed but your laptop and phone charger are probably smaller than they were just a year or two ago. Thanks to a newer technology called GaN, the power blocks we are forced to carry around have been put on a diet. Now, a company called POWME has set its sights on taking the chargers we have and molding them into one and trimming off all the fat and leaving us the best bits.

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Lian Li shines a brighter light with the STRIMMER PLUS

This year during CES, one of the suites that I was able to spend a considerable amount of time in was Lian Li. The company had brought a host of products, from ready-to-ship cases to prototype fans. Out of everything that was shown off, the STRIMMER PLUS easily had the brightest future.

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Cougar goes for case domination again with the Conquer 2

The original CONQUER case definitely made a huge splash when it was released two years ago. Prior to it, Cougar was on the map a bit from the few iterations of the PANZER case, but was mostly known for budget options. Then this open-frame, Transformers-looking case seemingly came from no-where. People were abuzz with intrigue and excitement over it and it seems like Cougar really wants to try to dominate the exotic case segment of the market.

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Sweet Shreds! 1st gen threadripper is on sale

Let’s say that you were in the market for a high-core-count processor to work and play with, but wanted to keep the pain to your wallet minimal? You could always do something like the Ryzen 7 3900X. With 12 cores, all but the most intense tasks will not be an issue. But that’s still a near $400 CPU so it might be a bit rich for some. If only there was an option that was nearly as fast but for nearly half the cost!

Oh, wait. There is and it’s called the THREADRIPPER 1920X.

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Antec hits innovation hard with the Striker itx case

The ITX case niche of the case industry has recently in the last 5 years been the Shining beacon for interesting design choices. Don’t get us wrong, ATX has seen some notable entries in the “You did WHAT now” category of case designs, but those are much further and farther betwen in releases and from a much smaller selection of manufacturers. Most notably, INWIN, Cougar, and most recently Antec. ITX however, truly pushes the envelope of what’s necessary to put in a computer and where it needs to be placed.

There seem to be two distinct camps when it comes to ITX case design. One side, small form factor or SFF crowd, is mainly concerned with size management and getting the entire system as small as possible. The other side, which doesn’t have a name as far as we know, is more interested in seeing what kinds of layouts are possible given the smaller components like the motherboard and PSU.

Antec has released the new Striker ITX case that it clearly in the second camp.

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