Should there be a universal addressable RGB standard?

94% (131 votes)
6% (9 votes)
Total votes: 140

Cooler Master MasterCase SL600M Review (Page 1 of 4)

Nowadays, it seems the key word "smart" has to be applied to every new product in the market. At least for the wireless communication industry, I have seen quite a lot of stuff using "smart" as the prefix to their names. One widely known example is the smartphone. I guess for most of us, the phones we use today are smartphones. The key physical characteristics of a smartphone are the lack of physical number keys and a screen that takes up the majority of the space. This is because the smartphones are designed to support multimedia applications such as playing videos, browsing the Internet, and mobile gaming. A large screen enables these applications and most importantly, the microprocessor underneath the screen makes the phone possible to run those applications. There are also other "smart" things in the wireless communication industry, such as smart grid and smart metering. On the other hand, due to the recent advancement of artificial intelligence, we can see more and more smart things in other industries as well. Today’s review unit of the Cooler Master MasterCase SL600M may not have the word "smart" in its name, but it is one of the smartest computer case I have ever seen. This case is so smart, it allows you to find where the USB ports are located when you are in the dark while not being a lighting distraction if you do not need to see those ports. It is impressive to see the smart side of the MasterCase SL600M is before you put anything into it. As a computer case, being smart is not everything. How about the other perspectives of this product? Let us read on and find out!

FSP CMT520 Plus Review (Page 1 of 4)

I really do enjoy going to the cinema and watching a good movie. Unfortunately, it has become so expensive I need to select the few movies I want to watch and then wait for others. I am sure many other people do this as well. On the other hand, there are many plays I have gone to watch and I have enjoyed each of them immensely. This past weekend, the theater department at the university I attend put on a show named Sever, which was meditations on C.S. Lewis' book, The Great Divorce. The university I attend is small, but the theater department was able to accomplish an outstanding amount with little. The play is about a bus of people from hell going to heaven. C.S. Lewis describes hell as dreary and gray and heaven is full of color. As the people board the bus and travel to heaven, they start to be able to see more color. They are even offered colorful clothes. In my opinion, the book is excellent for anyone interested in a thoughtful but extremely metaphorical exploration of the two themes. The idea of people gaining color as they go somewhere good is common. We associate a place full of color as good, while we associate the duller colors with a sadder disposition. I think computer manufacturers are trying to bring some life into our lives with the amount of RGB products they make. The RGB and ARGB (addressable RGB) movement only seeks to bring some more joy, not make us pay inordinate amounts of money for fancy lights. But seriously, there is something mesmerizing watching ARGB fans spin in all sorts of colors. The FSP CMT520 Plus updates the CMT520 by making the fans have ARGB, which means each of the LED's light can be adjusted individually. Do the ARGB LEDs bring some more life to my computer? Read on to find out!

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Strix Helios

From ASUS Press Release: ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced ROG Strix Helios, the first gaming PC case from ROG. Strix Helios is a premium mid-tower chassis with superior aesthetics, a comprehensive cable-management system and ample room for water-cooling setups. Designed from the ground up to accommodate ROG components, Strix Helios is sure to make the short list for any ROG enthusiast.

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Messaging Might Return to Facebook's Main App

From PC Mag: Annoyed that you have to use two separate apps to browse Facebook and chat with your Facebook friends? In the not-so-distant future, you may not have to.

Developer Jane Manchun Wong on Twitter Friday revealed evidence (pictured above) that the social network is planning to add a private chat feature back into its main app after removing it five years ago.

Intel's controversial 'auction-only' Core i9-9990XE finally goes on sale, sort of

From PC World: If you covet nigh-impossible things to get, then you’ll be happy that Intel’s ultra-powerful and uber-rare Core i9-9990XE processor has finally reached retail.

Well, sort of anyway. As noted by AnandTech’s Anton Shilov, German retailer CaseKing.De has listed the Core i9-9990XE for 2.999,00 Euros or $3,376.08 American. This LGA2066 CPU packs 14 Hyper-Threaded cores based on the Skylake-X microarchitecture, and it can run all those cores at 5GHz turbo frequency.

Disney Plus will cost $7 a month and launch Nov. 12

From CNET: Disney Plus will launch Nov. 12 in the US for $7 a month, or $70 a year if you get an annual subscription. Disney revealed the launch date and price Thursday, while talking up the streaming service's exclusive shows, including new Marvel and Star Wars adventures -- and every episode of The Simpsons.

ASUS Announces World’s First Monitors with Dolby Vision Support at NAB 2019

From ASUS Press Release: ASUS today opened its booth at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2019, showcasing its comprehensive lineup of displays, mini PCs, workstations and laptops to provide world-class content-creation experiences for professionals involved with video production, 3D design and rendering, and photography and graphic design.

Products on display include ASUS ProArt PA32UCX and PQ22UC, the world’s first computer displays to support Dolby Vision™.

You can test-drive ray tracing on your GTX graphics card with Nvidia’s latest driver

From The Verge: Nvidia has released a new driver that allows ray tracing effects to be switched on in GeForce GTX 10- and 16-series graphics cards, such as the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1660. Ray tracing is a resource-intensive feature that makes rendering lighting, shadows, and reflections in real time look more realistic — and thanks to new DirectX Raytracing (DXR) support, you’ll be able to test it out with the painfully small batch of games that have actually adopted ray tracing.

Google Offers Built-In Security Key Feature for Android Phones

From PC Mag: Security keys can stop sophisticated phishing attacks from compromising your accounts, but most will set you back between $20-$50 per key. It's a big reason why the technology hasn't been widely adopted, but Google wants to change that by letting your Android phone act as a security key.

On Wednesday, Google began making the option available to those with a smartphone running Android 7.0 and up. The built-in security key functions like a hardware-based one, except it's free.


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