Ever wonder how a computer works? Well now you (or your kid at home) could easily build one with Kano. It’s a DIY computer kit that is as simple as putting together Lego blocks. It comes with a Raspberry Pi Model B powered by an ARM 700MHz CPU and 512MB RAM, and instead of boring manuals, it gives you a color book with illustrated instructions. Inside the box you will find cables, a keyboard, a speaker, a WiFi dongle, a preloaded SD card so you can start rightaway. They even give you stickers to keep the fun. On top of all that it is designed to teach you to code, in a very simple and entertaining way. For $149.99 I’d grab one of these and skip the academy.
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Thin PC cases are cool, but it’s not so easy to keep them thin these days with fat graphics cards going around. Lian-Li takes the challenge with their all new O Series, a cool line of open-air, wall-mountable chassis. Graphics cards are installed parallel to the motherboard, thanks to its proprietary PCI riser card and extension, so the case can stay thin.
Mouse Computer has once again expanded it line of gaming PCs by bringing you the NEXTGEAR i640PA2-SP3. As part of the G-Tune series, this high-end system is configured with a 4.0GHz Intel Core i7-4790K processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB graphics card and a 16GB DDR3 RAM to offer performance and multitasking capabilities for productivity software, web browsing and more. For storing videos, images, music and files, the 2TB hard drive offers ample space and spins at 7,200 rpm. The system also offers a SuperMulti DVD burner to play or create DVD movies or music CDs, and a multi-card reader that allows you to read SD, MMC, xD and Memory Stick cards. Running on Windows 8.1 Update 64-bit OS, the NEXTGEAR i640PA2-SP3 will set you back 179,800 Yen (about $1,645). [Product Page]
Think you know your gaming rig? Think again. Forget everything you know, the new Alienware Area-51 is nothing you have seen before. Since their last model in 2009 they have rebuilt everything from ground up with brand new phenomenal design feats.
You demand the best systems on Earth. We reimagined this system from the inside out, and it performs true to our legacy of excellence. It’s a perfect convergence of power and design.
Living on planet earth, where we are aeons behind Alien tech, having a high end PC almost always doubles as having a space heater. Unless you live in the alps, this quickly becomes a problem, hence the noisy fans and expensive water cooling systems. But leave it to the Germans, they have a possible solution at hand. Dubbed the AfroPC – no I’m kidding – the SilentPower utilizes a kitchen-scrub-like copper mesh to dissipate heat from both the CPU and the GPU. This allows the PC to stay cool at around 50° Celcius without any fans. Not to mention that it’s also tiny at about 6 inches wide, which makes it even cooler. It boasts the latest Intel Core i7-4785T processor with configurable SSD and RAM options, starting €699 up to €1,159. It’s currently still in crowdfunding stage and they’re aiming at raising €45,000 before going into mass production, which is planned for Spring 2015. Just keep it away from the wife, yeah? Via c|net.