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A Caavo STB to Rule All TV Devices?

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A startup founded by the developers of the Sling box presents what it hopes is one STB to rule them all-- the Caavo, an STB able to control up to 8 different devices at once, as well popular streaming services.

CaavoThe Caavo comes in the shape of an stylish console complete with a replaceable wooden top. It has 8 HDMI inputs paired with software the developer claims automatically recognises and configures just about any device, making it a universal input for all home entertainment needs. Control comes through companion universal remote armed with touchscreen and multi-functional buttons, as well as connected voice-controlled assistants such as Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri.

The Kanex MultiSync Foldable Travel Keyboard

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Kanex announces the availability of the MultiSync Foldable Travel Keyboard-- a universal accessory able to switch between up to 4 devices.

Kanex Multisync keyboardThe keyboard features an ergonomic V-shape layout with a foldable and compact design, making it ideal for traveling customers. It uses Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows devices and carries a lithium-ion battery promising "hours" of typing on a single charge.

Toshiba Intros MN Series HDDs

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Toshiba claims to "bridge the value gap" between top-end enterprise and entry-level desktop HDDs with the MN series, a storage line featuring 7200RPM performance and up to 8TB capacity.

hard driveThe MN series comes in a 3.5-inch form factor, and is ideal mid- and entry-level NAS enclosures, remote-office backups, archival storage and home multimedia data archives. Connectivity comes through 6Gbits/s SATA interface, while performance specs include 7200RPM speed, 1 million hour MTTF rating and a rated annual workload of 180TB transferred.

The company adds the drives are designed for 24/7 operation, with rotational vibration compensation technology providing consistent performance in tower and low-density style multi-drive enclosures such as small NAS platforms.

The 7-inch GDP Pocket Notebook

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Chinese Android gaming device maker GDP takes on tiny notebook computers with the Pocket-- an notebook with a 7-inch display, making it the size of a larger paperback book.

GDP PocketThe Pocket is actually the second notebook PC from the company. Back in 201 GDP crowdfunded the WIN, a curious machine one can describe as a cross between a Windows 10 notebook and a handheld gaming device. Following the WIN's successful launch GDP wants to cover more consumer segments, since it aims the Pocket at "fashionable women, geeks and successful people."

As mentioned earlier, the Pocket has a 7-inch 1920 x 1024 display. It carries an Intel Atom x7-Z8700 CPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and a battery promising up to 12 hours of use on a single charge. Construction is in magnesium alloy, while the OS of choice is either Windows 10 or Ubuntu Linux.

EVGA Cools GeForce Cards With iCX

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EVGA is taking the issue of PC overheating very seriously with iCX-- a graphics card cooling system using 10 sensors linked to independent microcontrollers to ensure fine-tuned control over card temperature.

EVGA iCXThe launch comes after November 2016 reports of EVGA GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 graphics cards catching fire after getting a bit too hot to handle. The company quickly released a patch to resolve the issue, but the iCX system takes cooling a step further.

As the company puts it, iCX involves the embedding of 9 thermal sensors into the card circuit board. The sensors pick up extra heat and direct the asynchronous fans to cool the card down accordingly. Users also get "interactive cooling" through a "thermal LED display system," allowing them to check the sensors in real time.

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