Open Source Hardware Comes of Age

Most people have at least heard of the term “open source” but the wide popularity of open source has been in software rather than hardware. Open source software is well known. Home computer users recognize it in downloads like Office Libre, GIMP, and the VLC media...

TP-LINK Smart Plug

Whether you want to give your home that lived-in look while you are on vacation or are just looking for the convenience of being able to have the coffee ready when you wake up, the TP-LINK’s Smart Plug may be just what you need. The Smart Plug is a small device 2.6”...

An HDMI Cable that Enhances the Picture

The Marseille mCable is a unique HDMI cable. While all HDMI cables transmit videos, the mCable adds the capability to improve the video quality.  This is done by integrating a video chip into the cable itself. This built-in processor enhances and filters the video...

Understanding the 80 Plus Certification

[nextpage title=”Introduction”] Efficiency is traditionally an overlooked power supply specification. It says how much power is being wasted while you are using your PC. Problem is that you are paying for this wasted power. The 80 Plus certification was...

Sentey SDP850-SS Power Supply Review

[nextpage title=”Introduction”]The Sentey Solid Power SS series of power supplies has 550 W, 650 W, 750 W, and 850 W models, all with the standard 80 Plus certification. Today we are going to dissect the 850 W model (SDP850-SS), which uses a resonant...

Fractal Design Newton R3 800 W Power Supply Review

[nextpage title=”Introduction”]The Newton R3 is the new 80 Plus Platinum power supply series from Fractal Design, available in 600 W, 800 W, and 1,000 W versions. Let’s see how the 800 W version fared on our tests. This power supply is manufactured...