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I4U News: Hitachi Methanol Fuel Cell for Mobile Devices

"Hitachi announces in Japan a new kind of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell for mobile devices. The fuel cell which uses high molecule electrolyte film which makes the methanol solution a fuel, and electricity is generated by supplying the methanol solution and air directly to the electrode. As a result only water and carbon dioxide are generated when power is produced thus making it gentle fuel battery to the environment. Hitachi uses Nanotechnology for the electrolyte film. Hitachi develops the fuel replenishment mechanism jointly with Toukai Ltd. When the Methanol Fuel battery will be available is not clear. Hitachi supplied has already a cool marketing PDA Photo for starters."

Read more at I4U.

aTuner 1.7.33 @ 3DCenter.org

"Our ATi & nVidia graphic cards tweak tool aTuner has reached a new version. aTuner 1.7.33 supports ATi drivers from version 3.0 up to 3.9 and nVidia drivers from version 23.11 up to 53.04. The new version has the following updates:
- Detonator 53 support
- new Anti-Aliasing modes with Detonator 5X: 2x1 and 1x2 supersampling
- small bugfixes
- external profile save option
- pre-defined profiles for extra panels"

Read more at 3DCenter.org.

Arctic Silver 5 Extensive Review @ Madshrimps

"Arctic Silver 5 compared to its older brother AS3 and Coolermaster Premium (Shin Etsu). How does it perform? We test it on an Intel system, letting each compound "burn in" for 3 days!"

Read more at Madshrimps.

Xmod UV reactive Molexes & Pin Extractors reviewed @ MetkuMods

"If you are planning or have an UV theme in your case lighting, these connectors are a must. They add a small but noticable detail to your case. Combine these with some planned cable management and your case will be noticed for sure."

Read more at MetkuMods.

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Review @ 3DCenter.org

"We here at Hard Tecs 4U take a look at the Athlon 64 3000+ processor with 2.0 GHz and 512 kB Level2 Cache".

Read more at 3DCenter.org or this translation.

Lian Li PC-6077 Black Aluminum Mid-ATX Case Review @ Tweaknews.net

"Lian Li´s latest aluminum case series takes care of any possible fault I have found in any previous versions. With the inclusion of the top blowhole and additional rear exhaust, this case would be a great option for the overclocker or a conventional computer user that wants a cool running system. The universal front panel is the first I have seen on the market to date and will allow the user to customize their new case to match their taste and preferences."

Read more at Tweaknews.

HWZ Review: Shuttle XPC ST61G4

"Certainly we have to agree that the Shuttle ST61G4 is the best Pentium 4 based SFF for light gaming, but if CPU choice is not a problem, then the Shuttle SN41G2 / SN45G2 would be a better proposition as shown in our results segment. For those who wish to have the best of both worlds for work and play, the Intel chipset based solution with an AGP card is still the way to go because the XPC ST61G4 is quite pricey."

Read more at HWZ.

HWZ Review: Gigabyte Go-W0404A Dual Format DVD Writer

"The main purpose of a consumer forking out a large portion of their savings for this product is to be able to write on both DVD- and DVD+ medias. The drive is clearly capable of writing both formats alright, but the rather disappointing write time of 28 mins 4 secs at 2.4x for a DVD+RW hindered us from awarding it a perfect score. The timing is just not comfortable enough to be accepted for a drive that proclaims a 2.4x DVD+RW write speed. Hopefully future releases of firmware for this product might improve the driveís DVD+RW writing efficiency."

Read more at HWZ.

Relisys RLT1720 @ TrustedReviews

"The RLT1720 features a widescreen LCD that makes viewing movies and playing games a more fitting experience. That said, Iím not entirely convinced that the display area is large enough to make the RLT1720 the centrepiece in a home entertainment setting. Well not for a large room anyway."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

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