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Remember the MetalFish Y2 Fish Tank PC case? Well, Japan-based magazine PC Watch Impress managed to get their hands on the quirky accessory and tested it out. Measuring 370mm (w) x 250mm (l) x 290mm (h), the case supports either microATX and Mini-ITX motherboards, along with a FlexATX power supply as well as a 90mm CPU cooler. Two 90mm RGB fans come pre-installed, which will definitely help cool down the video card (220mm).
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College students from Southern Methodist University (SMU) used 16 NVIDIA Jetson Nano modules to build a supercomputer mini cluster, or ‘baby supercomputer’ as the team likes to call it. Unlike other supercomputers, this one fits on a desk, while a touchscreen displays a dashboard showing the status of all of its nodes.
The all-new IBM Osprey boasts the largest qubit count with 433 qubits, which more than triples the 127 qubits on the IBM Eagle processor introduced in 2021. This gives it the potential to run complex quantum computations far beyond the computational capability of any classical computer. In other words, the number of classical bits required to represent a state on the IBM Osprey processor far exceeds the total number of atoms in the known universe.
During E3 2015 in Los Angeles, AMD Project Quantum was revealed and it was touted as the best PC for a virtual reality experience. The concept was based on their Fiji GPU, with just a few prototypes built for internal use at AMD headquarters. ‘Stand Up Gamer’ is one fan who decided to make this concept into a reality.
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Even the smallest gaming PCs are still much larger than a soda can, that is unless…you’re talking about this one by a modder who goes by ‘Msystems’. The case itself was 3D-printed and comes equipped with an ASRock DeskMini x300 motherboard, along with an AMD Ryzen 7 5700G CPU, all running on a 75W power supply unit.
There’s this supercapacitor with an accordion-like design, and then the Commodordion, a functional accordion built from two Commodore 64 computers by Swedish engineer Linus Åkesson. The project began by creating the bellows, with each fold requiring three floppies cut in two different patterns and kept together with tape.
Sure, you could always buy a second monitor or get a portable model, but the ASRock 13.3-inch Side Panel Kit makes things easy by adding an extra display directly on your computer case. This display features a 1920×1080 native HD resolution with a 60 Hz refresh rate, 300 nits of brightness, an 800:1 contrast ratio, as well as a simple connection that only requires an eDP cable between Side Panel and ASRock selected motherboard.
You’ve seen the video of an incredible Halloween-themed LEGO Haunted Mansion gaming PC built by Australia-based AfterShock, now check out a few up-close images of the build. It’s powered by an Intel Core i9-12900KF processor (Alder Lake), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GPU, and 32GB of Corsair Dominator DDR5 memory modules, complete with RGB lighting.
Always wanted an origami-inspired computer mouse? Meet Air.0. When not in use, this computer mouse folds completely flat and can then be snapped to activate in less than 0.5-seconds. Since it weighs just 40g and measures only 4.5mm thick, you’ll easily be able to slide this into a jacket pocket or bag without any of the bulk.
Unlike the Mac Mini Mini, Microsoft’s all-new Windows Dev Kit 2023, formerly known as Project Volterra, is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Compute Platform. This platform leverages Qualcomm’s Neural Processing SDK to makes it a breeze for developers to make use of its advanced AI capabilities and deliver best-in-class Windows apps.