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Fan Remake of Tomb Raider 2 Using Unreal Engine 4

If you enjoyed the puzzle-platformer style of the old Tomb Raider games, but want better visuals, a fan is working on a remake of Tomb Raider 2 - using the Unreal Engine 4. He's been working on it for a while now, and there is a long way to go. That being said, there is a playable demo of some of the work he's got done. If you're a fan on the series, you should really check it out. It looks pretty solid for a fan-made remake.

Source: Kotaku

New Mercedes-AMG Hybrid is Tech-Heavy

The new Mercedes-AMG car that was recently shown off in Frankfurt looks like a concept-car, but this beauty is a reality. It is powered by a miniscule 1.6L V6 hybrid engine that puts out more than a thousand horsepower and it takes this car over 217mph. It's a street legal Formula 1 car that will set you back $2.72 million USD. The cockpit is pretty incredible though and it does have AC - and a smartphone dock. So that's better than the Formula 1 sibling. Order yours while they last. Only 275 of them will be made.

Project ONE

Source: TheVerge

iPhone X vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus

Apple launched their newest three phones on Tuesday and they range from somewhat affordable, to as much as your current mortgage payment. They start at the bottom end with the iPhone 8, followed by the iPhone 8 Plus. On the high end of the spectrum is the iPhone X (Ten). For some reason, Apple decided to release two generations of devices at the same time and skip the one in between. Make sense? No? Neither do the differences on how they compare. More details at the link below.

There's always a lot to consider after an iPhone event, and today we're looking at three new phones. The iPhone X is the new flagship, offering up an edge-to-edge screen and TrueDepth front camera for unlocking your device with Face ID. But those who were looking forward to something less dramatic along the lines of a 7S will be right at home with the 8 and 8 Plus.

Source: Engadget 

Western Digital 12TB Gold HDD

Western Digital has joined the magic 12TB crowd with their WD Gold drive. This beast of a drive has 8 platters and is filled with helium to help cooling. While the idea is wonderful, if you ever get this close to full, just image the backup job required to keep all your data safe. Don't get me wrong, I'd love a NAS full of these for sure. Due to platter density and the 7,200 spindle speed, the transfer rates on this mechanical drive reach and blistering fast at 255MB/sec. That's steller for a mechanical drive.

From a hardware point of view, the WD Gold 12 TB is similar to the HGST Ultrastar He12 12 TB hard drive: both are based on the fourth-generation HelioSeal technology that uses eight perpendicular magnetic recording platters with a 1.5 TB capacity for each platter. The internal architecture of both HDDs was redesigned compared to predecessors to accommodate the eighth platter. Since the WD Gold and the Ultrastar He12 are aimed at nearline enterprise environments, they are equipped with various sensors and technologies to protect themselves against vibration and as a result, guarantee sustained performance.

Source: AnandTech

Lian Li @ CES 2013

Lian Li was at CES once again this year and they brought a few interesting chassis to the show.  By interesting, I mean a beast, a thermal guru and a train.  Let's start with the beast.  The PC-D8000.  This case supposts the largest motherboards possible and complies to the HPTX standard.  Even with a motherboard as large as 15" x 13.6", you still will have room for 20 (that's right, twenty) 3.5" HDDs.  In addition to that, it has four USB 3.0 ports on the front and all of the other awesome features we've come to expect from the all-aluminum case manufacturer, Lian Li.

PC-D8000 Big Front

 

The PC-V850 is a case that is coming in the near future (hopefully) and it offers the standard Lian Li quality with a bit of a different way to manage thermal issues.  Once the side panel is on, the air intake comes from the rear and the deflector ensures that you are not sucking in hot air from the rear exhaust.  The chassis is sectioned off into several areas that are compartmentalized so that different components don't heat up each other.

 

The last and oddest thing that we've seen from Lian Li is the train PC case.  We've seen some pretty odd cases, that included sea shells, horses and a yeti, but we've never seen a moving train PC.  There is not much else to be said about this.

Lian Li Train

Please check out the gallery for more pictures from the Lian Li booth.

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