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Seasonic PRIME Titanium 850W (Page 1 of 4) | Reports

What is power? My favorite definition, according to Dictionary.com, is the "ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something." A lot of times, people in a group setting like to define themselves by showing their power largely through trivial means, like deciding where to go for lunch or what equipment to buy for your next corporate project. However, real power does not come from these meaningless symbolic acts. In my opinion, the "ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something" boils down to a person's ability to influence change -- where decisions are not made because you ram it through the door, but because you have other people also in positions of power who are in one accord with you, and you can use yourself to mold a culture that fosters an environment where something you want will be accomplished. Therefore, I would argue real power is in the hands of the person who enables other people to do things on their behalf; someone who has no need to make every decision on the table, but can achieve their end goal regardless. In many ways, the power supply in your computer has this kind of power. Not only does it literally supply electrical power to the rest of your computer, the ability of every component in your system to function -- from major components like your CPU to the smallest item like an LED light -- solely depends on your power supply to enable its core functionality. So while your PSU may be a humble part at the bottom corner of your chassis working silently from day to day, it is a part of your PC you simply cannot overlook for its sheer importance. Today, we will take a look at Seasonic's PRIME Titanium 850W. Seasonic has long been known as one of the best power supply manufacturers in the market, and with the company's flagship product in our labs, what kind of power does it truly have? We cracked one open to find out.

SilverStone ST45SF V3.0 450W (Page 1 of 4) | Reports

As you may have read in the forums, a couple of us have swapped to a new phone carrier including myself. After being with the Telus sub-brand, Koodo, for about two and a half years, I decided it was time to move on. Personally, I have never had much loyalty with any of the telecommunication companies. I have been with Bell, Rogers, and Telus all at different times, and only now am I technically going back to Rogers. However, I decided to do an experiment. Pulling out my old Nokia 1661, my first Rogers-locked phone, I tried to use it for a week. After one evening, I quickly put the SIM card back into my unlocked LG G3. I never realized how much I relied on the extra features a smartphone has, whether it was a camera, GPS navigation, or a touch screen. However, using a dumbphone made me appreciate a few things. First of all, the build quality of the smaller phone was, and will probably always be, a lot better than many smartphones out there. In addition, it was nice to cut down all the phone features to just the necessities like calling and texting. Battery life was also a lot better, though this is not surprising considering all the lacking features. However, my favorite thing about using the Nokia was just the fact it was super compact. I did not have to lug around anything larger to get exactly what I need from a cellular phone. Today, we have the SilverStone ST45SF V3.0 450W power supply, another tiny SFX unit in our offices. With such a small overall footprint, it will be quite impressive to see what it is capable of. How did SilverStone’s OEM make such a tiny unit? And will it be capable for general users? Read on to find out!

Microsoft will cut OneDrive and Skype access to standalone Office users

From InfoWorld: When Microsoft launched Office 365 in 2010, Microsoft officials said then that customers were asking to move to the cloud. Beginning in 2020, some Office customers will need to buy an Office 365 subscription to do so.

EVGA's GTX 1080 FTW2 and SC2 graphics cards get updated with faster memory

From PC World: When Nvidia announced that a new generation of GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 cards were on the horizon with faster memory, we assumed that graphics cards makers would offer the step-up models at step-up pricing. Not EVGA.

On Thursday, EVGA launched new revisions of its $590 GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 and $570 GTX 1080 SC2 graphics cards with 11GHz memory. That brings the duo’s memory bandwidth to 352GBps, up from 320GBps in the original iterations. And get this: These replace the originals at the same pricing, rather than being an upsell.

Samsung turns Google Play Music into phones' default player

From CNET: Samsung is making Google the go-to source for music on its new phones, and it's throwing in some free perks for new buyers.

With the launch of the Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Friday, Google's streaming-tunes service Play Music will be the default player and service on new Samsung phones and tablets worldwide, Google said in a blog post.

Main squeeze: HTC sets May date for squeezable U phone

From CNET: HTC wants U in May. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is set to reveal a new phone with what looks like an intriguing new way of controlling it.

HTC today sent an invitation for 16 May that will span Taipei, New York and London. The tagline reads "Squeeze for the Brilliant U", and an accompanying video shows a hand squeezing the edge of the device. That looks like the new phone will have some kind of pressure-sensitive interface along the edge that you control by squeezing or swiping.

Facebook updates Workplace as enterprise collaboration gets hot again

From InfoWorld: Just as the enterprise takes another swing at figuring out how to help employees work better together, Facebook continues its push to entice companies to adopt its collaboration service.

During the company's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. yesterday, Facebook rolled out updates to its Workplace collaboration tool.

Amazon Lex, coming to just about anything near you

From CNET: Using our hands and fingers can be so tiresome. Wouldn't it be great to just, you know, tell everything around us to do our bidding?

That's what Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and even Samsung hope Siri, Alexa, Assistant, Cortana and Bixby (in that order) will ultimately achieve. It's a race to see which company can add smart voice assistants to more products and apps than its rivals.

Samsung ready to make chips faster than the ones in the Galaxy S8

From PC World: Samsung is now ready to produce faster and even more power-efficient chips than the ones it uses the latest Galaxy S8 smartphones.

In the fourth quarter, Samsung will start producing chips on the 10-nanometer LPP (low-power plus) process. These chips are faster than existing chips because of an enhanced 3D structure.

On average, the new chips made on the new process will be 10 percent faster and 15 percent more power efficient than the first wave of 10-nanometer chips like the Samsung Exynos 8895, which is one of two processors used in the S8 devices.


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