Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) officially announced today that it has custom-built a new supercomputer, called Aitken, for NASA’s Ames Research Center to support modeling and simulations of entry, descent, and landing (EDL) for the agency’s missions and Artemis program. This mission aims to land the next humans on the lunar South Pole region by 2024. Read more for a video and additional information.
The original Apple iMac G3 was introduced by Steve Jobs on August 15th, 1998 and it stood out because of its unique egg-shaped look, with a CRT monitor that was enclosed in a Bondi Blue colored translucent plastic case. The slot-loaded optical drive was innovative for its time, as many computers still had the front-loading version, and there was also no floppy drive in sight. Later, it was offered in a total of thirteen different colors, including Strawberry, Blueberry, Lime and more. Read more for two videos and additional information.
First unveiled 3-months ago, HP’s Omen X 2S is the world’s first dual-screen gaming laptop that works perfectly with its real-time screen mirroring feature that can cut and magnify parts of the main screen to the second one, ensuring that your vision is centered. At just 20mm thin, this laptop sports a full metal chassis and is the first 15-inch diagonal gaming laptop in the world to come with an applied liquid metal compound to the thermal system by way of Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut, resulting in heat dissipation at 10 times the thermal conductivity of silicon thermal grease. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
SanDisk’s 256GB Ultra microSDXC with adapter ensures you always have enough storage, and you can pick one up for $34.69 shipped, today only, originally $42.99. Whether it be the Nintendo Switch, an action camera, smartphone, tablet, or even laptop, this card offers up to 100MB/s transfer read speed, while A1 rated performance lets you load applications much faster than typical memory cards. Product page. Read more for a video showing how to install this in a Nintendo Switch and additional information.
Iranian photographer Alireza Rostami didn’t want to throw out his very first computer, acquired 20 years ago, after it decided to stop working. So, he wanted to give it a second life not in a junkyard, and this camera was born. The project required that he construct a light-sealed box for the camera body using parts from the old computer, along with a few others, and then some light-blocking paper. Read more for additional pictures and a sample image captured by the camera.
Photo credit: Semin Jun
For those who don’t know, Apple’s Mac Pro, a series of workstation and servers, has only been around since 2006. What sets it apart from the others is that in most configurations, it’s the most powerful computer that Apple offers out of the iMac, iMac Pro, and Mac Mini. From 2006-2012 the handle on and cooling air intake configuration of the front of the case has caused Macintosh enthusiasts to refer to the 1st generation as the “cheese grater” Mac Pro, as well as the latest model, designed by Jony Ive. This concept by industrial designer Semin Jun takes a different approach. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Razer’s Viper is the company’s first computer mouse to sport their new Optical Mouse Switches, which offer 3-times the actuation speed of traditional mechanical mouse switches. They make use of an infrared light beam that passes through a shutter to fire an electrical signal to the computer, so the switches respond near instantaneously to each and every every finger press. Plus, each switch durable for up to 70 million clicks, making them perfect for competitive eSports gaming. Product page. Read more for a video review, additional pictures and information.
Dell’s U3417W Ultrawide 34-inch LED-lit Monitor is perfect for gaming, work, movies, and more, all for $509 shipped, today only, originally $899.99. Featuring WQHD 3440 x 1440 resolution with an ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio, powerful dual 9W speakers, HDMI 2.0, MHL, DP, mini-dp, two USB 3.0 upstream ports, four USB 3.0 downstream ports, and audio out, which makes connecting to all your secondary devices breeze. Its curved screen creates a panoramic cinematic experience that instantly elevates an evening of video streaming or just watching YouTube. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
You probably haven’t seen a custom PC quite like the “Big O”. Created to celebrate the company’s 10-year anniversary, this custom-built machine is not only a high end PC, but also crams an Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro and a Nintendo Switch, all into a single computer. On the PC side of things, it boasts an MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE motherboard, Intel Core i9-9900K 8-Core Processor with 5 GHz Turbo Boost, NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB GDDR6 graphics card, two Samsung EVO NVMe 2TB sticks, a Seagate Barracuda 14TB hard drive, and 64GB of Corsair’s Dominator Platinum RGB RAM. Read more for a hands-on video preview and additional information.
Elon Musk’s start-up Neuralink, founded in 2016, wants to connect your brain directly to computers. How does it work? It involves drilling holes into the brain with a custom machine to embed thin threads that connect to a tiny processor, which communicates with a smartphone over Bluetooth, and as more people sign up, the installation process will be as quick and painless as Lasik eye surgery. Musk wants to have its first human patient equipped with the technology before the end of 2020 after FDA approval. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.