Review AWD-IT Narcissus Review
With a mirrored 570X, 5GHz 8700K, and a plethora of RGB hardware, the Narcissus is a real showstopper.
The bit-tech modding workshop gets a seriously cool upgrade - check it out!
Rick speaks to the designer of UFO: Enemy Unknown and Chaos Reborn about his new tactical strategy game.
More specifically, the 'no refunds' policy.
The Makers Local 256 has released plans to build a computerised door lock which reads the unique ID of any USB-connected device and uses it as a key to gain access.
Apple has initiated a product recall for compact mains-USB adaptors provided with the iPhone 3G in the US, Japan, and other countries due to risk of electric shock.
What is on our desk? This time round we've got hold of a bunch of USB keys, a copy of Zombie Fluxx and a USB powered game of Whac-a-mole and some stylish hard drive enclosures. How do we rate this wondrous bounty? Find out within!
Your PC or notebook has no extra display outputs? How about connecting your monitor up via USB then? LG's L206WU is a stylish little number that can do exactly that and more.
COMPUTEX 2008: Asus demonstrated four 22-inch monitors daisy chained together and connected via just one USB 2.0 port. Impressive stuff.
We've seen how Windows Vista SP1 performs in games but what about the core system performance? We test boot times, disk copying, USB, network, photo editing, file compression, audio and video encoding to see what has changed.
The Asus EeePC is an inexpensive phenomenon - but here at bit-tech we're never happy with just leaving things alone. We increase the capacity of the tiny notebook eight fold to over 32GB, with this elegant and very simple mod anyone can do.
Christmas is over and, thanks to unimaginative but rich relatives, you've managed to scrape together a little bit of cash with which to treat yourself. Unfortunately, you're so stuffed with turkey that you can't think of what to buy! Never fear though - bit-tech is here!
The IEEE 1394 Trade Association has announced an updated version of the Firewire standard, known as Firewire S3200.
We take a look at the various bits and pieces which have been gathering on our desks these last few weeks. High-end mouse mats and some indestructible USB sticks - will they measure up or fall by the wayside? Find out within!
IDF FALL 07: Pat Gelsinger announces the formation of the USB 3.0 promoters' group. Specification will be finalised in 1H08.
Here in Shanghai today, MSI gave us the final details of its up coming X38 Diamond board. Richard sits down and pens the details - more curvy pipes and more lanes seem to be the flavour of the month.
Surround sound headphones are a controversial subject among true audiophiles, but Bit-tech is no coward and has plunged headlong into the issue by reviewing a pair of Zalman's latest headphone effort. How do they fare? Check out within!
It looks like Sony is back with another rootkit after two years in the dark. This time the company's MicroVault USB thumb drives are the carriers.
VIA's EPIA range goes from strength to strength and the latest upgrade to the EX provides a 1.5GHz CPU, DDR2, DVI and component output on-board, with frugal power requirements compared to anything else on the market. How does it stand up to the mighty AMD 690G chipset? We find out.
You may have heard of Linux on a thumbdrive, but what about WinXP? Fred Langa over at InformationWeek walks through the steps of putting a bootable copy of Windows XP on your thumb drive.
The USB Implementers Forum has certified the first six products to carry the Certified Wireless USB logo. Could Bluetooth be on the way out?
Not that you'd know Summer was here in the UK with the wrath of floods, hailstones and everything else but sun lately. If you are somewhere hot right now, this clothing mod might be just for you.
COMPUTEX 2007: Antec shows us two new cases, including an new P180 with all the great features the old one had, but this one got shrunk in the wash.
The Asus FrontLinker promises to be an all-in-one solution for your peripheral connectivity needs, but can it possibly live up to our expectations?
One website has found that Vista on a USB installs more than twice as fast. Ten minute installs, here we come.
Intel's D975XBX2 is an up-rated version of the D975XBX board and now comes with more enthusiast friendly features. We found out if the ageing 975X chipset still constitutes a worthwhile investment.
Abit releases the Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI gaming motherboard based on the NVIDIA nForce 650i chipset.
AMD prepares its next generation "Trevally" RS690T and SB700 mobile chipset
Today, we have a look at MSI's K9A Platinum based on AMD's 580X CrossFire chipset. Could this turn out to be a great bargain for budget gamers? Let's find out...
One enterprising Dutch manufacturer has come up with a flash drive embedded in random wood bits. Ecofriendly data storage?
In the past, external storage has been limited by the speed of the interface and this has put many users off the idea of an external storage device. We have a look at one of Seagate's first eSATA drives on the market to find out whether speed is no longer an issue.
We take a quick look at a hard drive enclosure designed for those who want to make their masses of data accessible over USB rather than IDE.
Ever wanted a computer that would cook you dinner? It is now possible, thanks to this Japanese USB hotplate mod.
Samsung has announced a 4GB flash driver specifically designed to work with Windows Vista and is designed to make the new OS 'lightning fast'.
This week we check out a wireless streaming audio box, a USB TV tuner, graphics coolers and battery packs.
Are we going to see a new version of the Xbox 360 with a digital output? New spy pics suggest so.
Asetek has announced its all new WaterChill Xternal water cooling system. It features a software based control panel, allowing users to control the unit from the Windows desktop.
This week, Japanese schoolgirl madness, using Skype from your mobile on the cheap, the best iPod speakers we've ever heard, an infra-red thermometer and the 1GB iPod nano.
CeBIT 2006: Our intrepid reporters have been trekking around the massive show floor to find some of the weird and wonderful gadgets that are on display. Inside: flashy speakers and USB earrings.
CeBIT 2006: ABIT showed us several new motherboards that are coming to market soon. The AM2 based KN9 SLI stood out above the rest. Read on to find out why...
Enlight has named this the Extreme Gamers PC Case. We put it under the microscope to find out what is so extreme about it and whether it really does appeal to gamers.
Quick 'n' dirty: this Lego mod is one of the simplest (and most cunning) that we've seen in quite a while. Breathtaking? No. Incredibly funky? Hell yeah.
Proving that big can also be beautiful, the Silverstone LC16M is a fully featured HTPC case capable of storing up to three terabytes of data. It takes a standard ATX motherboard, so you can use existing desktop hardware.
Cooler Master have a long heritage in making premium aluminium cases to die for. We examine their latest Stacker, the CMStacker 830, to find out whether the magic is still there. To give you a hint, it's a corker!
This week, a pint-sized edition: lots of teeny tiny gizmos for you to lust after. Including, but not limited to, a Swiss Army knife MP3 player, a USB digital TV receiver and a funky USB drive with built-in Firefox.
Looking for a headset and mic combo to suit your gaming needs? This Plantronics headset operates over USB for easy configuration and has a very high quality microphone for in-game communication and VoIP applications. How does it measure up? We sit through hours of Counter-Strike to tell you. It's a hard life.