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Video Review #1582: Vantec EZ Swap M2500 & M3500 Mobile Racks

The Vantec M2500 & M2500 racks are pretty much the same with the exception of drive form factor, drive capacity and the amount of drives you can install in each. The M2500 models support only 2.5” drivers, but the M3500 models support both 2.5” and 3.5” drives. Note that these racks are designed to work in rack mounts or standard computer cases. They are aluminum, come with vibration reducing springs, support 6Gbps SATA I/II/III SAS I/II HDD/SDD drives, are hot swappable, RAID support and compatibility with Windows, MAC and Linux Operating System. What a rack!


Video Review #1581: Antec AMP SPZero Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker & Speaker Phone

The Antec AMP SPZero Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker & Speaker Phone is so handy to have around. Not just has a speaker to play your favorite music on, but as a speaker phone. With the proprietary high-response driver and excellent mic it's a great all around product. As well, you can daisy chain them together for a bigger sound. Oh, and the battery lasts about 8 hours, it's water resistant and comes in 7 different colors.


Video Review #1580: SilverStone Raven RVZ01 Case

The SilverStone Raven RVZ01 Case is the next revision of the RV01 from 2008. It supports DTX & Mini-ITX motherboards, fits one 3.5" three & 2.5" drives, there's space for one slim ODD, two USB3 ports, liquid cooling is possible & fits 13" long video cards. Also, this case can be originated horizontally or vertically, it's stylish & build quality is great.

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Video Review #1579: Antec AMP Pulse Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

The Antec AMP Pulse Wireless Bluetooth Headphones is Bluetooth v3 compatible which means good range and sound quality is great. They have comfy ear cushions, 40mm drivers, built-in controls, the frequency response is 20Hz~20KHz, built-in mic, Li-Polymer battery and weights 180g. These also fold up for convenience when you're on the go.


Newegg big plans for Europe

"US based online electronics stores Newegg is set to launch it's business into the international market. Plans are already in motion to open the doors in the United Kingdom shortly. Although according to our sources in NewEgg as well as what has been published already on the web the store opening will "soft launch" until the company feels more confident in the market."

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IT workers breed brighter kids

"An OECD report into the link between student performance and their parents’ occupations has revealed that if a kid has at least one parent working in IT, business or engineering they will do better in school.

The news will be greeted with glee amongst the IT community where it will be suddenly be possible to use a pick-up line “but our kids will be good in school.” Not only were the kids of information and communications technology (ICT) workers top of the country in maths and science, they were also found to be the best in terms of reading..."

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Video Review #1578: Feenix Autore Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The Feenix Autore Mechanical Keyboard is a well crafted & elegant looking gaming weapon. It comes with a detachable braided USB cable and is compact, so it's perfect for LAN parties. The keyboard has quality gold plated Cherry MX Brown switches, silk-screened keycaps, a gold metal plate running through the length of the chassis and it's shaped like a monolith.


Video Review #1577: Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

The Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 is an outstanding CPU Cooler. It's gorgeous, build quality is exceptional, has 90 aluminum fins, smooth copper base, seven 6mm heatpipes and two quiet fans. As well, it performs very well and another fan can be added if more performance is needed.

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Trolls are sadists and psychos

"A new study carried out in Canada has revealed what most internet junkies knew already – trolls are sick.

The study found that one in twenty internet users deliberately engage in trolling. They exhibit classic traits of sadism, psychopathy, narcissism and Machievellianism. The study was published in ScienceDirect and it covered 1,215 people.

Unsurprisingly it found that those who identified themselves as trolls were sadistic, as they enjoyed to watching their victims suffer. They were also willing to manipulate people and many simply lacked empathy."

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Whatever happened to the IPv4 address crisis?

"The day of reckoning still looms – it’s just been pushed out as the major Internet players have developed ingenious ways to stretch those available numbers. But these conservation efforts can only work for so long.

ARIN currently has “approximately 24 million IPv4 addresses in the available pool for the region,” according to President and CEO John Curran. They’re available to ISPs large and small, but Curran predicts they will all likely be handed out by “sometime in 2014.”"

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Video Review #1576: QNAP HS-210 2-Bay Media Sharing NAS

The QNAP HS-210 is an outstanding 2-Bay Media Sharing Network Attached Storage device. With the power software and excellent hardware it's one of the most feature rich and powerful NAS devices on the market. Also, it looks outstanding, the build quality is exceptional and it's completely silent. It would be perfect for an HTPC setup.

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