Any of the following drives will be a single upgrade that makes your computer feel like new, if the machine is currently running on a hard drive. Some of these drives can prove to be great upgrades even when your system is running on a budget or older-generation SSD. In short, it's upgrade time for many of you out there, especially when most of the drives listed here now cost less … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Plextor just added a touch of "extreme" to its existing M5 Pro solid-state drive.
The storage vendor demoed the M5 Pro Xtreme SSD at CES 2013, as a replacement for the M5 Pro that was released just five months ago. The new drive is on the same lines as the previous model, from the housing to the available capacities, which are 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
The only thing that's different, which is also the most important thing, is the performance. The new drive now offers, for the first time among consumer-grade SSDs, random read and write … Read more
Fans of the Plextor M5 Pro, prepare to fall in love again! Showcased at CES 2013, its successor, the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme, is not just faster, it also costs slightly less.
Other than the fact there's no included USB-SATA adapter, which very few SSDs come with, the new M5 Pro Xtreme has nothing else for me to complain about.
If you're looking to replace your computer's existing main storage device, be it a hard drive or a budget SSD, the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme is an excellent buy, ranking near the top among the best internal drives to date.… Read more
Nexus is Latin for both a group of things bound together and the act of binding them. That makes it the perfect name for Winstep's free Nexus Dock utility. Like other desktop docks, it has time and weather widgets, a screenshot tool, and quick access to Windows features like e-mail and the Start menu. But that's just the beginning of what this versatile app can do. It brings just about anything in your PC together on the desktop for instant access -- programs, utilities, files, folders, properties information, and so on -- and displays them in an interactive, … Read more
The InCharge Auto BT is a simple device, both in form factor and function. Essentially, it features a 12-volt power connection on one end of a 4-foot cable and a male analog auxiliary audio connection on the other. You may be asking, "If one end of the cable connects to power and the other end connects to the car, where does my phone connect?" The answer is: wirelessly. That "BT" at the end of InCharge Auto BT doesn't stand for Brian Tong. It's short for Bluetooth and this unit uses Bluetooth HFP and A2DP/AVRCP to wirelessly receive audio from your handset to be output to your car's speakers via the aforementioned auxiliary audio connection. … Read more
Are you the type of gamer who likes to get the perfect run before moving on to the next level? If so, then stunt bike games are for you. This collection of games challenges you to navigate past obstacles, avoid exploding barrels, and make death defying jumps--all while trying to get the best time possible.
This week's collection of iOS apps are all stunt bike games. The first gives you a wide view of the track so you know what's coming up. The second offers smoother graphics, and some nice effects that add to the game. The third … Read more
It's getting to be back-to-school time, and you know what that means, parents (besides lost coats, lice, and moldy backpacks). You best not oversleep! This week's prize is here to help rouse you from your slumber so you can get the kiddies off to class in time.
The XtremeMac Luna SST is a dual alarm clock that wakes you via iPhone/iPod music, FM radio, or chime. It has full stereo sound and optional detachable speakers that can be strategically placed for optimal dual-sleeper waking power. It also integrates with XtremeMac's alarm clock app for a more customized waking experience (including a customizable snooze button--yee-haw!).
Normally, the XtremeMac Luna SST would cost you around $130, but you have the chance to get it gratis.
So how do you try to win this week's prize? Let me enumerate the basic rules. Please stay awake; there will be a test. … Read more
The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) announced Thursday it will install a 1.5-megawatt utility-scale storage battery for its Koloa substation.
The battery storage unit made by Xtreme Power will be used to store and release energy to accommodate the intermittent nature of a nearby solar plant planned for installation on the island of Kauai.
The 3-megawatt Kauai solar plant, which will be built and run by Poipu Solar, will be capable of generating enough electricity to power over 850 Hawaiian homes when running at full capacity.
The solar installation coincides with Hawaii's goal to be generating 70 percent … Read more
LAS VEGAS--XtremeMac has added a few more Apple device chargers to its lineup.
Designed to charge an iPhone, iPod, or iPad either at home or on the go, the vendor's new InCharge Mobile device offers a 2300 mAh battery capacity. That's one of the largest capacities on the market, according to XtremeMac, and is equal to one full charge. Retailing for $79.99, the new charger also comes with a stand to prop up the device in landscape mode, an LED battery status signal, an on/off switch, and a micro USB cable to not only charge the … Read more
Xtreme Power announced Wednesday its PowerCell energy storage and Dynamic Power Resources energy management system will be used in what could be the most significant transmission station in the U.S. electric grid.
In March, Tres Amigas got approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to offer transmission services at negotiated rates across the three main arteries of the U.S. electrical grid. The agency is now considering allowing it to build and connect a mega-hub based in Clovis, N.M.